Government Gazette | 政府憲報 | 1887

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THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

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Published by Authority.

No. 1.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 1ST JANUARY, 1887.

VOL. XXXIII.

 

號一第

日八初月二十年戌丙 日一初月正年七十八百八千一 簿三十三第

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 1,

The following Notification by Her Britannic Majesty's Minister in Japan, respecting the cessation of Cholera in that Empire, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th December, 1886.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretar?.

NOTIFICATION.

to the Notifications issued by me, or by my authority, on the 19th May and 20th July of this year, respecting the prevalence of Cholera and the consequent enforcement against vessel clearing from, or calling at any of the Ports mentioned in these Notifications, of the Medical Inspection Regulations issued by the Imperial Japanese Government on the 23rd of June, 1882, I hereby make known to British Subjects residing in, or resorting to Japan, that I have received a communication from His Excellente the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, stating that the Cholera Epidemic has now ceased throughout the Empire, and that the enforcement of the said Medical Inspection Regulations has therefore been discontinued at all ports in Japan.

Given under my hand at Her Britannic Majesty's gation in Tokyo, this seventeenth day of December, 1886.

(Signed) F. R. PLUNKETT.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

No. 2.

The following Return of the quantity of Spirits distilled at the Tin Un Sauce Factory, at Yaumati, is published for general information.

Piculs.

Spirits manufactured during the quarter ended 30th November, 1886,..... 76.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 31st December, 1886.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST JANUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 3.

  The following Return from the Collector of Stamp Revenue, for the Months of November, 1885 and 1886, is published for general information.

By Command,.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 31st December, 1886.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT of the Revenue under the Stamp Ordinance, 1886, the "Sheriff's Ordinance, 1873, the Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordinance, 1874, the Medical Registration Ordinance, 1884, and for Telegraph Forms, Land Office Fees, and Fees of the Supreme Court, during the Months of November, 1885 and 1886, respectively.

Schedule Number.

DESCRIPTION.

Revenue Reve

in

in

Increase..

Decrease.

885.

1886.

$3

C.

$

3

$

C.

1 2 3 4 10 67

2

3

Adjudication Fee, Agreement,

Arbitration Award,

Articles of Clerkship,

3.00

2.00

1.00

108.50

107.50

1.00

1.00

2.00

1.00

Attested Copy,

16.00

11.00

Bank Cheques,

113 2

152.00

38.98

7

Bank Note Duty,

1,965.48

2,382.43

417.00

8

9

Bill of Lading, ....

10

11

12

.13

Copy Charter,

14

Bill of Exchange and Promissory Note,

Bottomry or Respondentia Bond, and Average Statement,..

Broker's Note,

Charter Party,

Conveyance or Assignment,

1,803.15

1,918.87

115.72

*

‧ 1,924.70

1,755.90

...

168.80

1.40

51.20

49.80

51.50

559.50

508.00

174.90

198.50

18.60

72.00

70.00

2.00

209.50

1,430.20,

1,220.70

15

Copartnership Deed,

8.00

12.00

4.00

16

Declaration of Trust,.

17

Deed of Gift,

50.00

50.00

5

18

Duplicate Deeds, .

59.00

31.20

27.80

19

Emigration Fees,

25.00

19.00

6.00

=

20

Foreign Attachment Bond,

*10.00

10.00

21

Miscellaneous Instruments,

100.00

10.00

90.00

22

Lease with Fine or Premium,

23

Lease on Agreement,...

Lease without Fine or Premium,.

13.35

98.50

85.15

...

25

Letter of Hypothecation,....

130.20

132.00

1.80

26

Mortgage,

98.60

157.50

58.90

...

Do. (ii Additional Security,

Do. (iii) Transfer,

$5.50

30.50

20.00

Do. (iv) Reassignment,

€5.86

26.51

0.65

...

Da, v) on Agreement,

*27

Notarial Act, ...

16.00

10.00

6.00

28

Note of Protest,

5.00

415.00

10.00

29

Policy of Insurance,

621.30

603.30

18.00

30

Power of Attorney

60.00

36.00

24.00

31

Probate or Letters of Administration,

482.00

3,006.00

2,524.00

32

Receipt Stamps, Impressed,

14.94

32A

Do.

Adhesive,

47520

9.54 482.40.

5.40

7.20

...

33

Servant's Security Bond,

6.60

00

5.60

34

Settlement,...

35

Transfer of Shares,

286.70

ADHESIVE STAMPS, exclusive of 3-cent Stamps, Art. 32A..... TELEGRAPH FORMS,

$37.25

$48,90 2,722.38

562.20

485.13

5.00

14.25

9.25

*

COURT FEES.....

...

·

DECLARATION, (under Medical Registration Ordinance, 1884),

MEDICAL CERTIFICATES,

BILLS OF HEALTH,.

...

69.00

126.00

57.00

...

TOTAL,...

..$ 11,217.60 17,033.08

6,231.08

415.60

DEDUCT DECREASE,..

415.60

TOTAL INCREASE IN NOVEMBER, 1886,..

.$ 5,815.48

Stamp Office, Hongkong, 22nd December, 1886.

ALFRED LISTER,

Collector of Stamp Revenue.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST JANUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 4.

3

The following names of the Candidates who presented themselves for examination for the Hongkong Government Scholarship, together with the number of marks obtained and the name of the College where they were educated, are published in accordance with rule 16 of the Regulations of the 2nd January, 1884, for Government Scholarships for the Study of Law, Medicine, or ?ivil Engineering, in Great Britain.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 31st December, 1886.

TABLE OF MARKS.

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FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

En-

E

Names.

Name of

glish

En- En- 1

glish

Com-

glish glish Max-

Gram-

His-Liter-imum.

Geor gra-

College.

posi-

Arith- Alge metic. bra.

Men- Enelid. sura-

tion.

+

Max-Grand imum. Total.

mar.

tion.

tory. ature

100 200

150 150 600

100 100 100

100 100 500 1,100

Lo Kit,

Victoria

79

College, f

T. Lammert,

St. Paul's

54

70

College

22

70

97 342 44 77

81 293-** 69 57

85

45

60 311 653

68

43,

86 323 616

Hongkong, 23rd December, 1886.

Government Scholarship Examination, 1886.

N. G. MITCHELL-INNES,

Hon. Secretary,

Board of Examiners.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 5.

The following Hydrographic Notice is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong; 31st Decembe 1886.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Government of Queensland.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

[No. 17 of 1886.]

BREAKERS REPORTED OFF NORTH REEF, CAPRICORN GROUP.

Notice is hereby given, that Heavy Breakers, lying N.N.W. ? W. 8 miles from North Reef Lighthouse, were seen by the s.s. "Guthrie," when coming South, in September last, during a south-easterly gale.

The break on the 6-fathom "Coral Rock" had been previously passed, and distinctly made out.

G. P. HEATH, Commander, R.N.,

Portmaster.

Department of Ports and Harbours, Brisbane, 12th November, 1886.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST JANUARY, 1887.

POST OFFICE NOTICE..

Unclaimed Correspondence, 30th December, 1886.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Allen, E. L. B. 2

Lets. Pprs.

Davidson, Rev.R. 1

Hargrave, R. 1

Maclin, Dr. W. C.

1

Rees, J. P. 1

Abboth, S. H. 1

Tong Sue

1

Dhalla, N. P.

Allan, W.

1

Duncan, A.

1

Armstrong, W.

1

Benny, F.

1

Brand, H.

1 regd.

Brown, C.

Brandon, H.

1 regd.

Brackenridge, Mrs.1

Broschen, Mrs. J.1

Fletcher, Chas. 4 Forbes, Revd. W. 1 Franklin, B..J. Fung Chak, Rev. 1 Florence, Mrs. H. 1

Engelbech, H. *1 Ebstein, K. 1 Jegd. Ebrahim, M. E. 1 .

3 Hung Mow & Co. 1 *

Harkeli, A. Hughes, Major H. I Houston, J. Hart, D. W.

1

Melaskey, J.

1

Robinson, J. S. !

Tyzack, D.

I

Mark, G.

Reis, Mrs. A.

2

Thatcher, Iton, M. 2

5

Morton, A.

Rowley, J. L. 1

Trebing, Capt. 1 p. card.

Menzies, F.

1

Rich, T.

1

Thomas, Evan 1

1

Hamilton, D. A. I

Mollison, W.

Tredale, R.

1

Hennell, Major 8 Hudson, Capt. J.1

1

Meier, R.

1

Swaney, Albert 1

Thompson, E. 1

Martin, F.

3

2

Santelle, Miss P. 2

Terry, E. W.

2

Muston, N.

1

Schwarz, B.

1 regd.

Taylor, T.

1

Martin, C. S. T. 1

Schwarz, S.

2

Turner, A. R. 1

Jorgensen, Capt J.1 Jackson, W. Jorg

Muller, G.

5 regd.

1

2

Ore, W. E.

Cheung Yuen 5 regd.

Cason, Revd.

1

Good, D.

Kruger, C.

Carr, W.

1

Gibson, W.

Kennedy, Ja

Collart, M.

1

Gongin, O.

1

Kim Hing,

Cowles, F. L.

1

Gartenstein, L. 2

Carey, J. S.

1

Glover, W. H. 1

Lowson, Capt...W.

Chainsohn, J. 1

Glass, T.

3

1

Lerrn, W.

1

Carlsen, Mrs.

layh, C. E.

1

Rigold, B.

Champin, A.

1

Chue A Sine, 1

Holland, Win. 3 Hardy, Jas.

Langhorne, Dr. 1

2

Lantell, P.

1

Rohn, J. Rruth, P.

p card

Paterson, I' Polli, & II. Frigal, G Peterson,

Pupagar, N.

Stern, L. Sangster, T

Silva, H. Stronge, F. Smith, Rev. F. J. A Smith, D. Sonnaville, Ja Smith & Co. Stern, S. B. Stevens, A. Shan Chong,

A.

Tai Loong,

Ton Shing,

1

1

Spory, M.

1 regd.

1

Vincent, Capt. C. 1

Van Vraukin, Miss 1

Watt, W. E.

-1

1 p. card.

Williamson, G.-4

Wing Cheong & Co 1

Waniek, A.

Weinreb, Miss E. 1.

Wyrill, F. W. B. Wilke, G. F.

1

1

1

For Mercha Ships

Letters. Papers

Annie H. Smith 1

Canceller

Letters. Papers.

1

Letters. Paperf.

Letters. Papers.

Letters Papers.

Fred. P. Litsfeld 1

Alex. McNeil

2

Fratellauza

Krupps.s Kalliope

Narcissus, s.s. 1 Nanshan, s.s. 1

Anphitrite

1

3

Erminia

Elerton

Chin Chou

1

Billy Simpson 5 Bona Fides 2 Bermussa, s.s. 1

Carrie Hecle Chandernagor 1

Colombo

Cleopatra's Needle 1

Clieveden, s.s.

Chitoor

Chow Chowfoo, 8 s. 1

Deepdale, s.s. 10 Dewe Rose of

Devon

Diyr Dale

Edward May

Eme

Faugh Balagh 1 Ferntower,

J. C. Potter.

2

Komatra

} i

1

Danish Monarch 2

Galatea George Curtis 1 Golden Fleece 36 14

Osburgha

1 reg. 1

Leonora

Lady Harewood

Lyee Moon

Pactolus

2

E. Nicholson 1

Halloween

1

Luzon, 8.8.

Leande

Paladin, s.s.

Largo

Ingleside

1

Lady Legar

1

14

enshaw Paumben, 8.s. Propontis, 8.8.

Stephan Sunrise

St. Stephen

Spirit of the Age 1 S. Felice

Strathairly, s s. 4 Sin Kolga

Sarah Hignet Santa Filomena 1

Tetartos, s.s.

Lets Pprs.

2

1

2

1

1

Teviet, s.&

Jennie Parker 3

Theo. Ruger

1

J. H. Bowers

1

McBeath

Roseana

Teehornelan

1

Jessie Renwick

Martha Davis

an

oosung, s.s. 1 regd.

Chang Sing,-Shanghai,

Detained.

etter.

Appenrade. Anglo-Lusitano.

Board of Trade Journal. Breve fra en Reise e Vin-

teren 1886.

Christian News. Cape Times.

Clinical Studies. Diario de Noticias. Daily News.

Books, &c. without Covers.

Deutsche Rundlchan. Elektrotechnische Zeits-

chrift. Economist. Good Words.

Lancet.

??

Lupus.

People's Jornal. Presbyteria

Marietta Register.

Quiz

Photograph. Palavra.

Revue de deux Mondes.

Standard.

A-wing & Co.,-Hongkong, Benjamin, S. G. W.,-Persia,

Braun, T.,-Calcutta,

Donovan, Mrs.,-Kent,.

Fum, William,-Boston,

Green, James,-Melbourne,.

Griffin, E. L.,-Hongkong,

1

Dead Letters.

Hansen, H. A.,-Pensylvania,

1

Kelly, Miss Julia,-Pittsburg, U.S.A.,

Kuss, J. P.,-Hongkong,

1

Marrot, Miss Helty,-Pensacola, U.S.A.,

Stuart, J. Murray,-Hongkong,

1

Thomson, William,-New Zealand,

1

Tsang Pat Kong,-London,

Scraps.

Tribuna.

Times of Morocco. Unsere Zeit.

The above letters have been returned from various places at which the addressees cannot be found, or have been refused. If not claimed within

ten days, they will be opened and returned to the writers.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 30th December, 1886.

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NHglourpopejcitin Summery Jerndiction.

on

March,

5th

TH

every Friday, until further notice.

HE Court willsit in Originals

on every Monday and Thursu

further notice.

By Order of the Court,

A. G. WISE, Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

UR Mr. LUDWIG REYER wishing to retire from business, his Interest and Respon. sibility-in our Firm ceased on the 31st De- cember, 1886.

EDUARD SCHELLHASS & Co.

Hamburg, Hongkong, Canton,

Shanghai, 1st January, 1887.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT OF THE CORPORATION OF MANILA.

DARTICULARS of Conditions established

the Public Works Department for

the celebration of a simultaneous concourse in Manila and in Hongkong with the object of acquiring Sixty-one thousand Eight hundred paving stones for the streets inside of the Walls and the surroundings :-

1st. The stone shall be of natural granite without flaws or veins of crystalized granite; fine granite will be preferred, but medium granite will also be admit- ted.

2nd. The dimensions of the paving stones shall be 1 foot long, 6 inches wide, and 8 inches thick; all English measurement. 3rd.-The form of the paving stones shall be slightly wedged, and the face of the stones shall be of superior polish and the ends perfectly smooth so that when placed in position they adjust one to the other,

on

of

deli

shall be

may offer the materia

n Hongkong, or in there

fixi

rice in each

res place on board in Hegkong the material will be examined beforehand by the person whom the Spanish Consul shall nominate, and if the delivery takes place Maila they wille examined and received in all or in part by the Municipal Architect.

7th.--The contractor shall receive the amount

of each delivery immediately it is passed whether it be through the Spanish Con- sul in Hongkong should the delivery take place in said port or through the Municipal Treasury ould the delivery take place in Manila.

8th.-In every case ten per cent. will be re- tained from each shipment til five per cent. of the total amount of the contract is completed, and the amount retained will be returned in the last payment made to the contractor.

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9th. The concourse shall be simultaneous in Hongkong and Manila and shall remain open until the 31st January, 1887, during which time those who wish to obtain the contract should present their proportions at the Spanish Consulate, in Hong on or

Ayuntanto in Manila*

10th.--This concourse is a reserved price and those interested should fix their prices in the proposition, noting that Corpora- tion do not bind themselves to accept the lowest proposition or any other what- soever should they deem it convenient not to do so.

Manila, 29th September, 1886.

JUAN J. HERVAS. Secretary.

COMP

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入人

?FOR SALE.

(OMPLETE Set of the ORDINANCES

1885, in Pamphlet Form.

Apply to

NORONHA & Co.,

Printers.

Hongkong, 13th February, 1886.

FOR SALE. ·

OPIES in Pamphlet Form of Instructions prepared for use in China, by Dr. DOBERCK, Government Astronomer.

Apply to

Price-50 Cents.

Messrs. NORONHA & Co.,

KELLY & WALSH, Hongkong and Shanghai.

Hongkong, 17th November, 1883.

NORONHA & Co.,

PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS & STATIONERS,

AND

Printers to the Government of Hongkong,

Nos. 5, 7 & 9, ZETLAND STREET,

HONGKONG.

ESTABLISHED, 1844.

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Play-bills, Hand-bills, Programmes,

Posters, fc., &c.,

neatly printed in coloured ink.

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

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 1ST JANUARY, 1887.

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me of

NHglourpopejcitin Summery Jerndiction.

on

March,

5th

TH

every Friday, until further notice.

HE Court willsit in Originals

on every Monday and Thursu

further notice.

By Order of the Court,

A. G. WISE, Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

UR Mr. LUDWIG REYER wishing to retire from business, his Interest and Respon. sibility-in our Firm ceased on the 31st De- cember, 1886.

EDUARD SCHELLHASS & Co.

Hamburg, Hongkong, Canton,

Shanghai, 1st January, 1887.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT OF THE CORPORATION OF MANILA.

DARTICULARS of Conditions established

the Public Works Department for

the celebration of a simultaneous concourse in Manila and in Hongkong with the object of acquiring Sixty-one thousand Eight hundred paving stones for the streets inside of the Walls and the surroundings :-

1st. The stone shall be of natural granite without flaws or veins of crystalized granite; fine granite will be preferred, but medium granite will also be admit- ted.

2nd. The dimensions of the paving stones shall be 1 foot long, 6 inches wide, and 8 inches thick; all English measurement. 3rd.-The form of the paving stones shall be slightly wedged, and the face of the stones shall be of superior polish and the ends perfectly smooth so that when placed in position they adjust one to the other,

on

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res place on board in Hegkong the material will be examined beforehand by the person whom the Spanish Consul shall nominate, and if the delivery takes place Maila they wille examined and received in all or in part by the Municipal Architect.

7th.--The contractor shall receive the amount

of each delivery immediately it is passed whether it be through the Spanish Con- sul in Hongkong should the delivery take place in said port or through the Municipal Treasury ould the delivery take place in Manila.

8th.-In every case ten per cent. will be re- tained from each shipment til five per cent. of the total amount of the contract is completed, and the amount retained will be returned in the last payment made to the contractor.

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9th. The concourse shall be simultaneous in Hongkong and Manila and shall remain open until the 31st January, 1887, during which time those who wish to obtain the contract should present their proportions at the Spanish Consulate, in Hong on or

Ayuntanto in Manila*

10th.--This concourse is a reserved price and those interested should fix their prices in the proposition, noting that Corpora- tion do not bind themselves to accept the lowest proposition or any other what- soever should they deem it convenient not to do so.

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No. 2.

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No. 1.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] W. H MARS.

By His Excellency WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, Compant of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Officer Administeringhe Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

Whereas despatches have been received from The Right Honourable EDWARD STANHOPE, M.P., HER MAJESTY'S Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, conveying to me HER MAJESTY'S Gracious Confirmation and Allowance of the following Ordinances, namely:-

No. 22 of 1886 entitled-The French Mail Steamers Ordinance continuation Ordinance, 1886. No. 23 of 1886, entitled-An Ordina to make temporary provision for securing the status of German Mail Steamers within the Ports of the Colony of Hongkong. Now, therefore, it is hereby Proclaimed that the

            hereby Proclaimed that the Ordinances have been so confirmed and allowed as aforesaid.

By Command,

Go SAVE THE QUEEN.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Given at Government House, Hongkong, this 8th day of January, 1887.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL No. 9. FRIDAY, 10TH DECEMBER, 1886.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, C.M.G.,

Administering the Government in the absence of His Excellency SIR GEORGE FERGUSON BOWEN, G.C.M.G.

His Honour the Chief Justice, (SIR GEORGE PHILLIP O, Knt.)

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (FREDERICK STEWART.)

the Acting Attorney General, (EDWARD JAMES Ackroyd.)

""

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALFRED LISTER.)

";

the Surveyor General, (JOHN MACNEILE PRICE.)

HENRY GEORGE THOMSETT, R.N.

PHINEAS RYRIE.

""

WONG SHING.

""

""

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ALEXANDER PALMER MACEWEN, (vice the Honourable THOMAS Jackson,

on leave).

CATCHICK PAUL CHATER, (vice the Honourable FREDERICK DAVID SAS-

SOON, on leave).

ABSENT:

The Honourable JOHN BELL-IRVING, on leave.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 3rd instant, were read and confirmed.

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No. 2.

VOL. XXXIII.

號二第

日五十月二十年戌丙 日八初月正年七十八百八千一 簿三十三第

No. 1.

PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] W. H MARS.

By His Excellency WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, Compant of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Officer Administeringhe Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

Whereas despatches have been received from The Right Honourable EDWARD STANHOPE, M.P., HER MAJESTY'S Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, conveying to me HER MAJESTY'S Gracious Confirmation and Allowance of the following Ordinances, namely:-

No. 22 of 1886 entitled-The French Mail Steamers Ordinance continuation Ordinance, 1886. No. 23 of 1886, entitled-An Ordina to make temporary provision for securing the status of German Mail Steamers within the Ports of the Colony of Hongkong. Now, therefore, it is hereby Proclaimed that the

            hereby Proclaimed that the Ordinances have been so confirmed and allowed as aforesaid.

By Command,

Go SAVE THE QUEEN.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Given at Government House, Hongkong, this 8th day of January, 1887.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL No. 9. FRIDAY, 10TH DECEMBER, 1886.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, C.M.G.,

Administering the Government in the absence of His Excellency SIR GEORGE FERGUSON BOWEN, G.C.M.G.

His Honour the Chief Justice, (SIR GEORGE PHILLIP O, Knt.)

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (FREDERICK STEWART.)

the Acting Attorney General, (EDWARD JAMES Ackroyd.)

""

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALFRED LISTER.)

";

the Surveyor General, (JOHN MACNEILE PRICE.)

HENRY GEORGE THOMSETT, R.N.

PHINEAS RYRIE.

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WONG SHING.

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ALEXANDER PALMER MACEWEN, (vice the Honourable THOMAS Jackson,

on leave).

CATCHICK PAUL CHATER, (vice the Honourable FREDERICK DAVID SAS-

SOON, on leave).

ABSENT:

The Honourable JOHN BELL-IRVING, on leave.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 3rd instant, were read and confirmed.

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  PAPER.The Acting Colonial Secretary, by direction of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, laid on the table the following paper:

Correspondence respecting Deaths in Italian and French Convents, (No. 3.)

QUESTIONS.-Mr. WONG SHING, pursuant to notice, asked:-

Is it still the practice for the Magistrates to send all destitute, Chinese found in the Colony by the Police, to the Commandant at Kowloon?

+

If the practice has ceased, when did it cease, and the reason for it?.

The Acting Colonial Secretary, replied.

Mr. MACEWEN, pursuant to notice, asked:

Whether in view of the probable shortness of the water supply during the present dry season, the Government has made any arrangement which can be carried out on short notice for supplying the inhabitants with water free of charge, and if so, what is the nature of the arrangement?

The Surveyor General replied.

  PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE.-The Surveyor General moved, and the Treasurer seconded, that Mr. CHATER be appointed a Member of the Public Works Committee in the room of Mr. Sassoon, absent on leave.

Question-put and passed.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE PROMISSORY OATHS ORDINANCE, 1869.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a first time.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE No. 8 OF 1879. The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of this Bill, and addressed the Council on the objects and reasons of it.

Captain THOMSETT seconded.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

  BILL ENTITLED THE POST OFFICE ORDINANCE, 1886.-The Treasurer moved the second reading of this Bill, and addressed the Council on the objects and reasons of it.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE COMPANIES ORDINANCES 1865 TO 1886.- On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council went into Committee on this Bill.

2

Bill reported with amendments and the addition of a clause.

The Acting Attorney General moved, and the Acting Colonial Secretary seconded, that the

Standing Orders be suspended and the Bill be read a third time.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed, and numbered as Ordinance No. 30 of 1886.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR PRESERVING AN AUTHENTIC RECORD OF THE ORDINANCES OF THE COLONY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council went into Committee on this Bill.

Bill reported without amendment.

On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Bill was read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do

pass.

Bill passed, and numbered as Ordinance No. 31 of 1886.

  ADJOURNMENT.On the motion of Mr. RYRIE, seconded by Mr. MACEWEN, the Council was adjourned to 4 P.M. of Friday, the 7th proximo.

Read and confirmed, this 7th day of January, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

W. H. MARSH, Administering the Government.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 6.

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It is hereby notified that the Queen's Exequatur, empowering The Honourable JOHN BEll-Irving, to act as Hawaiian Consul-General at Hongkong, received Her Majesty's signature on the 25th day of November, 1886.

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 7.

The following Returns of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation and of Specie in Reserve in Hongkong, during the Month ended 81st December, 1886, as certified by the Managers of the respective Banks, are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE

MOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

$

$

-737,345

250,000

???

1,152,381

400,000

2,327,774

1,400,000

4,217,800

2,050,000

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,.

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

TOTAL,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 8.

The following Police Notification is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1887.

· POLICE NOTIFICATION.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

  Notice is hereby given that in view of the approaching Chinese New Year, the Captain Superintendent of Police has been authorised to give permission, under Ordinance 9 of 1886, for Crackers to be fired under the following restrictions:-

In the Districts West of the Cross Roads and of Shing Wong Street, the firing of Crackers

will be permitted from 4 P.M. on the 23rd, until 4 P.M. on the 25th January.

In the Districts East of the Cross Roads and of Shing Wong Street, Crackers may be fired

only between the hours of 4 P.M. of the 23rd, and 9 P.M. of the 24th January.

  No burning Cracker or other fire is to be thrown above the head or near any person or inflammable material, and all reasonable precaution must be taken against accident, as every one is liable for damage arising from his carelessness.

The Police will have strict orders to summon or arrest persons firing Crackers in contravention of the foregoing restrictions.

THE FIRING OF BOMBS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

}

By Command,

Central Police Barracks, Hongkong, 1st January, 1887.

W. M. DEANE,

Capt. Supt. of Police.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 9.

  The following Return from the Collector of Stamp Revenue, for the Years, 1885 and 1886, is published for general information.

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1887.

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT of the Revenue under the Stamp Ordinance, 1886, the Sheriff's Ordinance, 1873, the Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordinance, 1874, the Medical Registration Ordinance, 1884, and for Telegraph Forms, Land Office Fees, and Fees of the Supreme Court, for the Years, 1885 and 1886, respectively.

Schedule Number.

DESCRIPTION.

Revenue Revenue

in

in 1885.

Increase. Decrease.

1886.

$

C.

$

C.

C.

4

1

Adjudication Fee,

2

Agreement,

25.00 1,997.50

37.00 1,679.00

12.00

318.50

3

Arbitration Award,

10.00

11.00

1:00

4

Articles of Clerkship,

50.00

50.00

....

5

Attested Copy,

$2.00

95.00

23.00

6

Bank Cheques,

Z

1.495.24

1.493.90

1.34

7

Bank Note Duty,

27,099.79

29,016.20

1,916.41

8

Bill of Exchange and Promissory Note,

18,143.85 20579.73

2,435.88

...

9

Bill of Lading,

19,983.00

21,861.10

1,878.10

...

10

Bottomry or Respondentia Bond, and Average Statement,...

52.80

149.40

96.60

11

Broker's Note,

871.50

2,878.50

2,007.00

12

Charter Party,

3,687.25

2,617.80

1,069.45

13

Copy Charter,

891.00

14

Conveyance or Assignment,.

6,408.80

1,176.00 **285.00

12,109.00 5,700.20

15

Copartnership Deed,

178.00

128.00

16

Declaration of Trustof.

$50.00

40.00

50.00 10.00

17

Deed of Gift,

225.00

90.00

- 135.00

...

18

Duplicate Deeds,

273.50

301.90

28.40

19

Emigration Fees

236.00

278.00

42.00

20

Foreign Attachment Bond,

164.50

152.00

21

Miscellaneous Instruments,

445.00

420.00

22

Lease with Fine or Premium,

...

23

Lease on Agreement,

4

???

24

Lease without Fine or Premium,.

636.30

1,084,5

25

Letter of Hypothecation,

749.40

1,040.00

26

Mortgage,

1,431.20

1,957.35

2.00

2.00 448.45 291.40 526.15

12.50 25.00

...

...

...

Do. (ii) Additional Security,

112.50

21.00

91.50

Do. (iii) Transfer,

100.50

125.95

25.45

Do. (iv) Re-assignment,

147.97

222.01

74.54

...

Do. v) on Agreement,

1.00

3.70

2.70

27

Notarial Act,

213.00

208.00

5.00

28

Note of Protest,..

80.25,

57.50

22.75*

29

Policy of Insurance,

6,346:0

7,205.90

859.80

30

Power of Attorney,

586.00

578.00

10.00

31

Probate or Letters of Administration,

5,765.25

16,146.00

32

Receipt Stamps, Impressed,.

226.29

259.70

10,380.75 33.41

...

32A

Do.

Adhesive,

6,227.01

5,990.97

236.04

33

Servant's Security Bond,

#126.00

34

Settlement,....

46.50

35

Transfer of Shares,

7.473.00

286.30 49.50 11,506.40

...

160.30 3.00

4,033.40

ADHESIVE STAMPS, exclusive of 3-cent Stamps, Art. 32A.,... 31,265,084,32,093.80

828.78

TELEGRAPH FORMS,

79.50

137.25

57.75

COURT FEES,

757.23

466.80

290.43

DECLARATION, (under Medical Registration Ordinance, 1884), MEDICAL CERTIFICATES, D.,..........

5.00

5.00

25.00

25.00

BILLS OF HEALTH,.

822.00 1,446.00 624.00

TOTAL,.

$145,581.81 176,001.77 32,777.47 2,357.51

DEDUCT DECREASE,...

TOTAL INCREASE FOR THE YEAR, 1886,..

.$ 2,357.51

Stamp Office, Hongkong, 6th January, 1887.

..$30,419.96

ALFRED LISTER, Collector of Stamp Revenue.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 10.

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  Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Saturday, the 15th instant, for the con- struction of a Sewer from Bonham Road to Richmond Road.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For specification and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office. The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 11.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Tuesday, the 18th instant:-

1. For repairs to the Pokfulam Carriage Road.

2. For building a Bridge on the Magazine Gap Road.

For form of tender apply at this Office,

For specifications and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office. The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January,

REDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 12.

The following Notices under the Contagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867, are published for general

information.

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 8th January, 188

THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ORDINANCE, 1867.

It is hereby notified that the part of the house hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, the First Floor of No. 21, Upper Station Street, was, on the rd day of January, 1887, pursuant to Section 23 of the above Ordinance, declared by me under mynd and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART, Acting Registrar General.

L.S.

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 3rd January, 1887.

THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ORDINANCE, 1867.

It is hereby notified that the part of the house hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, the Second Floor of No. 5, Shun Hing Lane, was, on the 5th day of January, 1887, pursuant to Section 23 of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART, Acting Registrar General.

L.S.

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 5th January, 1887.

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POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 7th January, 1887.

Letters. Papers.

Allen, E. L. B. 2

Abboth, S. H. 3 Allan, W.

Letters. Papers. Dhalla, N. P. 1 Duncan, A.

1

Hart, D. W.

Letters. Papers,

1

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Ppra

Hennell, Major 8 1

Lantell, P. Liebart,

1 1

1

Peterson, R. G. 1 Punegar, N. E. 1

Tong Sue

1:

Tyzack, D.

I

1

Hudson, Capt. J.1

Armstrong, W. 1

Engelbech, H. 1 Ebstein, K.

Long Cheong 1 regd.

Horder, Dr.

Thatcher, Hon. M. 2

1 regd.

Hornschtein, L. 1

Melaskey, J.

Rigold, B.

1

Trebing, Capt. 1 p. card.

Brand, H.

1 regd.

Ebrahim, M. E, 1

Morton, A.

Rohn, J.

1

Thomas, Evan 1

1

Brown, C.

Jorgensen,Capt J. 1

Menzies, T.

Rruth, P.

1

1 p. card.

Tredale, R.

1

Brackenridge, Mrs.2

Boschen, Mrs. J.1

Fletcher, Chas. 4 Franklin, B. J.

3

Jackson, W.

1

Mollison, W.

Rees, J. P.

Thompson, E. 1

Jorg

2

Martin, F.

3

Berenstein, S. 1

Fung Chak, Rev. 1

Jones, L. E. 1

Muston, N.

921

Robinson, J. S. 1

Terry, E. W.

2

Bonn, C.

1

Johnston, Capt. C. 1 regd. Martin, C. S. T. 1

Rowley, J. L. Rich, T.

Turner, A. R. 1

1

Tai Loong,

1

Good, D.

Muller, G.

Gibson, W.

5 regd.

Kruger, C.

1

Martin, L.

Santelle, Miss P. 2

Cheung Yuen 5 regd.

Gongin, O.

Kennedy, as. 10

1.

Morales, Joana 1

Cason, Revd.

Schwarz, B.

1

Glover, W. H. 1

Carr, W.

Kim Hing,

1 regd.

1

Schwarz, S.

2

1

Glass, T.

3

1

Krapfenbaner, A. 1

Nandin, F. R. D.

Collart, M.

Stern, L.

1

1

Godwin, H. C.

1 p. card. Kellor, Mrs. 1

Cowles, F. L.

1

Gennard, A. H. 1

Nichols, Capt.

Spory, M.

1 regd.

Kirch, H.

Carey, J. S.

Stronge, F.

1

1

Watt, W. E.

Orenstein, L. 1

Carlsen, Mrs.

Smith, Rev. F. J. 1

Champin, A.

Holland, Wm. 3. Hardy, Jas.

Ton Shing,

Vincent, Capt. C. 1 Van Vraukin, Miss 1

Vincent, R. S. 1

Williamson, G. 4

1

Lowson, Capt.J.W.

Smith, D.

1

Lerrn, W.

Waniek, A.

1.

1

Chue A Sine,

1

Hargrave, R. 1

byh, C. E.

Paterson, F. Polli, G. H.

1

Stevens, A.

1

Weinreb, Miss E.:1

Chan Wo Gow 1

Hughes, Major H. I

Langhorne, Dr. 1

Perigal, G. C.

Shau Chong.

1

Stern, A.

1. p. card.

Wyrill, F. W. B.1 Wilke, G. F.

1

Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papera

Lettera Papers.

1

211

1

1

1

Annie H. Smith 1

Alex. McNeil

Amphitrite

Bona Fides

Bermussa, s.s. Basuto

Clieveden, s.s. 1

Chin Chou

Chitoor:

Canceller

Deepdale, s.s. 10 2

Edward May Eme

Faugh Balagh 1 Ferntower, s.8.1

F. P. Litchfield Fratellanza

Dewe Rose of

Devon Danish Monarch 2 Decima, s..

1

Letter Papers, Galatea 1 reg. 1 George Curtis 1 Golden Fleece 36 14

Letters. Papers.

Letters Papers.

Lets Pprs.

Kalliope Komatra

1

1

Narcissus, 8.s. 1

Stephan

1

Leonora

Halloween

Osburgha Oregon

Lyee Moon

1

E. Nicholson

Luzon, s.s.

Ingleside

Jennie Parker 8 J. H. Bowers Jessie Renwick 1 J. D. Spence

1

Pactolus

2

A

Leander

Largo

1

Paladin, s.s.

1

Penshaw

2

Lady Lisgar

1

Paumben, s.s.

2

Krupp, 8$. 1

Martha Davis 1 McLaurin Medusa

1

Ribeston

Rembrandt

St. Stephen 2 Spirit of the Age 1 S. Felice Sin Kolga

"1

Santa Filomena 1

Theo. Ruger Teehornelan

1

1 regd.

Woosung, s.s. Walter Siegfred 1

#

Detained.

Chang Sing, Shanghai,.

Humphreys, Master,-Brixton,

Kwouk Lo Kwai,-Amoy,

1 Letter.

1 Parcel.

1 Letter.

Appenrade.

Anglo-Lusitano.

Board of Trade Journal.

Breve fra en Reise e Vin-

teren 1886.

Books, &c. without Covers.

Belfast Weekly News.

French Medicines.

Christian News.

Cape Times.

Clinical Studies.

Christian Herald.

Greenock Herald. Lancet. Lupus.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 7th January, 1887.

Lloyds Weekly. Marietta Register. Photograph. Palavra. People's Journal.

Presbyterian. People's Friend. Pall Mall Budget. Quiz.

Revue de deux Mondes.

Standard. Scraps.

Tribuna.

Times of Morocco.

Weekly Press.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUARY, 1887.

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憲示第七號

暑輔政使司史

?

曉論事照得現奉

督憲爺將港內各銀行所呈報西歷一千八百八十六年十二月份所簽 發通用銀紙?將存留現銀之數開示於下特示

一千八百八十七年

正 月

初八日示

英國印度中國匯理銀行簽發通用銀紙七十三萬七千三百四十五圓 實存現銀二十五萬圓

印度新金山中國匯理銀行簽發通用紙銀|百一十五萬二千三百八

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存現銀四十萬圓

一千八百八十七年

香港上海匯理銀行簽發通用銀紙二百三十二萬七千七百七十四圓 實存現鏐一百四十萬圓

合共簽發通用銀紙四百二十一萬七千五百 合共實存現銀二百零五萬圓

憲 示 第

暑輔政使司史

?

曉諭事照得現將 總緝捕官示餘開示於下特示 一千八百八十七年

正月

初八日示

香港總緝捕司田

曉論事照得現奉

各限遵行而准凡欲燃燒燥像不得?高過於人頂或?近人身或? 近?火之物等處並須加意提防以免?虞如因不慎致遇其害?係 該人責成業經嚴飭各差役等惝見有人千犯下列各限及此示內載 各制立即拘案究懲?不姑寬各宜?遵毋違特示

嚴禁燃燒竹爆

計開准燒爆像限地限時二則

上至城隍廟街下至皇后大道第五號差館迤西一帶准由除夕下午 四點鍾起至正月初二日下午四點鐘止

上至城堡廟街下至皇后大道第五號差館迤東一帶准由除夕下午 四點鐘起至正月初一日晚九點鐘止 正

憲示第十

署輔政使司史

曉諭招投承接事財,要招人投接建造暗渠一條由文咸道起至 利治文道止所有投票均在本署收截限期收至西?一千八百八十 七年正月十五日禮拜六日正午止如欲領投票格式可赴本署求 取倘另欲觀看章程及知詳細者前赴 工務司署請示可也各票價 列低昂任由

初一日示

?

督憲諭准華人於除夕元旦等期燃燒爆像等因遵此?本司按照一 千八百八十六年第九條則例諭知爾等倘欲燒爆像務須案照下列

國家棄取或者總棄不取亦可?此特示

初八日示

一千八百八十七年

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憲示第十一號 署輔政使司史

近有付往外埠吉信數封無人到取現由外付回香港, 郵政總局如有此人可?到本局領取?將原名號左

曉騅招投承接事照得現要招人椴接 一修葺薄扶林車道 在 火藥局山峽道處建橋一度所有投票均在本署收截限期收至西歷 本年正月十八日?禮拜二正午止如能領投票格式可赴本署求取 倘另欲觀看章程及知詳細者前赴 工務司署請示可也各票價列 低任由

國家棄取或者總棄不取亦可?此特示

一千八百八十七年

初八日示

付舊山信一封交唐景南收入陸耀付昆士蘭信一封交袁芳收入 付檳城信一封交林祥?收入 賴佑付砵打穩一封交賴運嬌收入 付新山信一封交陳孔楊收入 付省城信一封交健?祥收入 亞生付檀香山信交陳炳昭收 曹來發付新山信一封交曹泗安收 付新山信一封交江亞船收入 付英國一封陳拔光收入 一封交昌益收入

一封交陳美收入

郵政總局如有此人可?到本局領取茲將原名號列

現有由外埠付到要信數封貯存

憲示第十

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署輔政使司史 ?奉

一封交豐茂收入

一封交羅康收入

督憲諭將華民政務司按照防染疾則例所出告示開列以便週知

一封交直卿

特示

一千八百八十七年

正 月

日示

署安撫華民政務司

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曉諭事照得現因第三約差館上街第二十一號門牌二層樓確犯私 開娼寮之例?本署司於本月初三日案照一千八百六十七年防染 惡疾則例第二十三歎判斷並將此案以便知特示 一千八百八十七年 署安撫華民政務司

正 月

初三日示

?

一封交陳典祺收入 一封交錦泉收入, 一封交讓長收 1.封交阿齊姐收 一封交陸有能收入 二封交周勇聯收入 一封交周文迪收入 一封交周富剛收入 一封交周傑能收 一封交周社鑑收入 一封交楊錦才收入 一封交李社彬收入 一封交黃利然收入 一封交葉興收入

一封交源鳳收? 台封交周維貴收入 一封交竹珊收入 一封交周廷光收入 一封交周東收入

曉諭事照得現因第五約善慶里第五號門牌三層樓確犯私開娼寮 之例?本署司於本月初五日案照一千八百六十七年防染惡疾則 例第二十三歎判斷並將此案曉諭以便週知特示 正

人周翰明收入 一封交周銳廷收入 一封交周成基收入 一封交楊閏秋收入 一封交李堆賢收入 一封交?悅餘收入 一封交黎彰璧收入

一封交霞曙收入 一封交泰開收入 一封交江金滿收入 一封交南村周社收 一封交周陵光收入 一封交周智開收入 一封交周 鴉懷收入 二封交周汝近收入 一封交周大恒收入 一封交楊滿大收入 一封交李維有收入 一封交願進收入 一封交黎丑養收入 一封交曾相垣收

一千八百八十七年

初五日示

一封交亞爐母親收 一封交?望母親收

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 8TH JANUARY, 1887.

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

THE

HECourt will sit in Summary Jurisdiction,

every Friday, until further notice.

HE Court will sit in Original Jurisdiction,

further notice.

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By Order of the Court,

A. G. WISE, Acting Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF

HONGKONG.

IN BANKRUPTCY.

In the Matter of YAN LAM CHUEN, YIM TSEUNG, KWONG YIK, and NG Ho, Bankrupts.

"OTICE is hereby given that a Meeting of

the Creditors of YAN LAM CHUEN, YIM TSEUNG, KWONG YIK, and NG Ho, who were adjudicated Bankrupts on the 5th day of August, 1886, will be held before ALFRED GASCOYNE WISE, Acting Registrar of the Supreme Court, at the Court House, Victoria. The Colony of Hongkong, on Thursday 20th day of January; 1887, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon precisely, for the purpose of receiving a Statement of the Estate of the Bankrupts and of declaring a Dividend.

Dated this 5th day

January, 1887.

ALFRED G. WISE, Acting Registrar.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF

HONGKONG.

IN BANKRUPTCY.

NOTICE LAI NIN, Trader, of Victoria, in

the Colony of Hongkong, having been ad- judicated Bankrupt under a Petition for Adjudi- cation filed in the Supreme Court of Hongkong in Bankruptcy, on the 21st day of December, 1886, is hereby required to surrender himself to Alfred GasCOYNE WISE, Esquire, the Acting Registrar of the said Court, at the First Meeting of Grediteds to be held by the said Acting Registrar, on Thursday, the 13th day of January, 1887, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.

The said ALFRED GASCOYNE WISE, Esquire, is the Official Assignee, and HENRY J. HOLMES, is Solicitor in the Bankruptcy.

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Dated the 7th day of January, 1887.

HENRY J. HOLMES,

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VOL. XXXIII.

簿三十三第

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL No. 10.

FRIDAY, 7TH JANUARY, 1887.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, C.M.G.,

Administering the Government in the absence of His Excellency SIR GEORGE FERGUSON BOWEN, G.C.M.G.

His Honour the Chief Justice, (SIR GEORGE PHILLIPPO, Knt.)

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (FREDERICK STEWART.)

the Acting Attorney General, (EDWARD JAMES ACKROYD.)

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the Surveyor General, (JOHN MACNEILE PRICE.)

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HENRY GEORGE THOMSETT, R.N.

PHINEAS RYRIE.

WONG SHING.

ALEXANDER PALMER MACEWEN, (vice the Honourable THOMAS JACKSON,

on leave).

CATCHICK PAUL CHATER, (vice the Honourable. FREDERICK DAVID SAS-

SOON, on leave).

ABSENT:

The Honourable the Colonial Treasurer, (ALFRED LISTER on leave.

JOHN BELL-IRVING, on leave.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 10th ultimo, were read and confirmed.

VOTES OF MONEY REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-Read the following Minutes by His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government:-

C.S.O.

1716 of 1886.

C.O.D.

66 of 1886.

W. H. MARSH.

(1.)

The Officer Administering the Government recommends the Council to vote the sum of $300 for the erection of a detached Telegraph line to connect the Observatory with the Time- Ball Tower.

The Director of the Observatory having represented that the present line, which is affixed to the same posts which carry other lines for Police Telegraph, is sometimes defective for the purpose of dropping the Time-Ball, a new line well insulated and supported on separate poles is now proposed.

Government House, Hongkong, 7th January, 1887.

W. H. MARSH.

(2.)

The Officer Administering the Government lays before the Council an application for increase of salary by the Inspector of Schools, who has represented that, as shown by the published Annual Reports on Education, his duties have been doubled since 1878, when he joined the service; whilst his emoluments are smaller than those of the Second Master of the Central School, and are not larger than those of the Third Master.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 15TH JANUARY, 1887.

The Secretary of State to whom this application has been referred, recognizing that the work of the Inspector of Schools has considerably increased, is prepared to approve an increase not exceeding $600 a year to the salary of his appointment, and the Officer Administering the Government requests the Council to vote this amount for 1887.

Government House, Hongkong, 7th January, 1887.

The Acting Colonial Secretary moved that these votes be referred to the Finance Committee. The Acting Attorney General seconded.

Question-put and passed.

35 of 1887.

Read a Minute by the Surveyor General respecting the selection of a site for a Temporary

Central Market, pending the construction of the Permanent Market.

The Surveyor General moved that this Minute be referred to the Public Works Committee. The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and passed.

62 of 1886.

GO. Desp. Read a Despatch from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, sanctioning the gratuity of $870 voted by the Council to Mrs. SAMPSON, widow of the late First Boarding Officer in the Harbour Department.

  PAPERS.-The Acting Colonial Secretary, by direction of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, laid on the table the following papers :-

1. Correspondence respecting Child Adoption and Domestic Service among Chinese, (No. 7). 2. Correspondence respecting the question of Diplomatic and Consular assistance to British

Trade abroad, (No. 27).

3. Despatch respecting extension of the Governor's leave, (No. 7).

4. Further Correspondence respecting Deaths in the Italian and French Convents, (No. 7). QUESTION.-Mr. CHATER, pursuant to notice, asked:

Whether His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government of Hongkong has received any instructions from the Secretary of State for the Colonies with regard to a Conference to be held in London in April next to discuss the defences of the Empire and an Imperial system telegraph extension.

If so, what are those instructions, and what action does His Excellency propose to take? If not, are not these two subjects of sufficient importance to warrant His Excellency in telegraphing to the Home Government to ascertain if any such instructions are on the way or in contemplation?

The Officer Administering the Government replied, and laid on the table the following paper :

Correspondence respecting the nomination of a representative to take part in a Confer- ence to be held in London for the purpose of discussing certain questions of common interest to all parts of the Epir, (No. 7).

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE PROMISSORY OATHS ORDINANCE, 1869.-The Acting Attorney General, moved the second reading of this Bill, and addressed the Council on the objects and reasons of it.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDHLANCE No. 8 of 1879.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, sended by Captain THOMSETT, the Council went into Committee on this Bill.

After some discussion, Mr. RYRIE moved that consideration be postponed until next meeting. The Acting Attorney General seconded.

Question-put and passed.

POSTPONEMENT OF THE OTHER ORDER OF THE DAY.-The Acting Attorney General moved that, in consequence of the absence of the Treasurer, the other Order of the Day be postponed.

Question-put and passed.

ADJOURNMENT.The Council was then adjourned to Friday, the 14th instant, at 4 P.M.

W. H. MARSH, Administering the Government.

Read and confirmed, this 14th day of January, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 15TH JANUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 13.

19

  The following Bills, which were read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held yesterday, are published for general information.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 15th January, 1887.

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A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance for promoting the Revision of the Statute Law by repealing certain enactments which have ceased to be in force or have

W

become unnecessary.

HEREAS with a view to the Revision of the Statute Law and in particular to the preparation of a Revised Edition of the Ordinances now in progress, it is expedient that certain enactments (mentioned in the Schedule to this Ordinance) which may be regarded as spent or have ceased to be in force otherwise than by express and specific repeal or have by lapse of time and change of circumstances become unnecessary or as to which doubts have arisen whether the same have been expressly and specifically repealed, should be expressly and specifi- cally repealed; Be it therefore enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as The Statute Law Revision Ordinance, 1887.

2. The enactments described in the Schedule to this Ordinance are hereby repealed subject to the exceptions and qualifications in the Schedule mentioned.

Provided that where any enactment not comprised in the Schedule has been repealed, confirmed, revived or perpe- tuated by any enactment hereby repealed, such repeal, con- firmation revivor, or perpetuation shall not be affected by the repeal effected by this Ordinance ;

And the repeal by this Ordinance of any enactment shall not affect any enactment in which such enactment has been applied, incorporated or referred to;

And this Ordinance shall not affect the validity, invaty, effects or consequences of anything already done or suffered or any existing status or capacity, or any right or title already acquired or accrued, or any remedy or proceeding in respect thereof, or any release or discharge of or from any debt, penalty; claim or demand or any indemnity or the proof of any past act or thing;

Nor shall this Ordinance affect any principle or rule of Law or Equity or established jurisdiction, form or course of pleading, practice or procedure or existing usage, liberty, custom, privilege, restriction, exemption, office, appointment, payment, allowance, or emolument notwithstanding that the same respectively may have been in any manner affirmed, recognized or derived by in or from any enactment hereby repealed;

Nor shall this Ordnance revive or restore any jurisdiction, office, duty, drawback, fee, payment, liberty, custom, right, title, privilege, restriction, exemtion, usage, practice, pro- cedure or other matter or thing no now existing or in force.

(Compare 38

39, V. c. 66.

Short Title, (38 & 39, V. c. 66, s. 4.)

Enactments

in schedule repealed. (38 & 39, V. c. 66, s. 1.)

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No. of 1849. No. 5 of 1852. No. 1 of 1854. No. 3 of 1854..

SCHEDULE.

.The whole.

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.In part; namely :

So much as relates to 6 and 7 Vic. c. 34.

No. 1 of 1855.. No. 2 of 1855. No. 1 of 1856. No. 7 of 1856.

No. 14 of 1856 No. 15 of 1856 No. 2 of 1857

So much as relates to 8 and 9 Vic.

c. 48; 17 and 18 Vic. c. 25.

.The whole.

..In part; namely:

c. 16; 15 and 16 Vic.

.The whole.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 15TH JANUARY, 1887.

No. 3 of 1857

.In part; namely: So much of the Schedule as relates to 19 and 20 Vic. c. 25. (An Act to amend the Law relating to Drafts on

Bankers.)

In part; namely: Sections 24 to 27, Sections 28 Sub-sections 10 and 11.

The whole.

No. 8 of 1858

No. 13 of 1858

No. 14 of 1858

No. 15 of 1858

No. 2 of 1859

No. 3 of 1859

No. 4 of 1859

No. 5 of 1859

No. 18 of 1860

No. 19 of 1860

No. 4 of 1861

No. 2 of 1861

No. 5 of 1861

No. 11 of 1862

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No. 4 of 1864

No. 8 of 1864

No. 12 of 1864

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No. 2 of 1865

No. 10 of 1865

No. 11 of 1865

Sections 4, 5, 6, 16, 17, 26 and 27.

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.The whole.

i.

No. 13 of 1865

No. 14 of 1865

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No. 15 of 1865

No. 4 of 1866

No. 10 of 1866

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No. 2 of 1867

19

No. 3 of 1867

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No. 8 of 1867

No. 14 of 1867

The whole (sed quare.)

.The whole.

No. 2 of 1868

No. 11 of 1868

No. 6 of 1868

No. 14 of 1868

No. 11 of 1869

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No. 12 of 1869

No. 2 of 1870

No. 5 of 1870

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.The whole (sed quare.)

.The whole.

No. 6 of 1870

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No. 7 of 1870

37

No. 13 of 1870

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44

No. 6 of 1871

No. 9 of 1871-

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No. 15 of 1875

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No. 3 of 1877

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No. 5 of 1878

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 15TH JANUARY, 1887.

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance to amend the Law respecting Defamatory Words and Libel.

E it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the

1. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as Defamation and Libel Ordinance, 1887."

"The

2. So much of Ordinance No. 3 of 1854 as relates to the Act passed in the 6th and 7th years of Her Present Majesty chapter ninety-six is hereby repealed, but such repeal shall not affect anything lawfully done or suffered thereunder.

3. In any action or suit for defamation it shall be lawful for the defendant (after notice in writing of his intention so to do, duly given to the plaintiff within a reasonable time before the hearing of the cause) to give in evidence in miti- gation of damages that he made or offered an apology to the plaintiff for such defamation before the commencement of the action or suit or as soon, afterwards as he had an opportunity of doing so in case the action or suit shall have been commenced before there was an opportunity of making or offering such apology.

4. In an action or suit for a libel contained in any public newspaper or other periodical publication it shall be com- petent to the defendant to set up as a defence that such libel was inserted in such newspaper or other periodical publication without actual malice, and without gross negli- gence, and that before the commencement of the action or suit or at the earliest opportunity afterwards, he inserted in such newspaper or other periodical publication a full apology for the said libel, or if the newspaper or periodical publication in which the said libel appeared should be ordi- · narily 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 or suit or that to such defence to such action or suit it shall be competent to the plaintiff to reply generally denying the whole of such defence provided always that it shall not be competent to any defendant in such action or suit to file any such defence as aforesaid without at the same time making a payment of money into Court by way of amends and every such defence so filed without such pay- ment into Court shall be deemed a nullity and may be treated as such by the plaintiff in the action or suit.

5. If any person shall publish or threaten to publish any libel upon any other person, or shall directly or indirectly threaten to print or publish, or shall directly or indirectly propose to abstain from printing or publishing any matter or thing touching any other person with intent to extort any money or security for money, or any valuable thing from such or any other person, or with intent to induce any person to confer or procure for any person any appoint- ment or office of profit or trust, every such offender, on being convicted thereof on information shall be liable to impri- soument with or without hard labour, for any term not ex- ceeding three years; provided always, that nothing herein contained shall in any manner alter or affect any law or Ordi- nance now in force in respect of the sending or delivery of threatening letters or writings.

6. If any person shall maliciously publish any defamatory libel, knowing the same to be false every such person, being convicted thereof shall be liable to imprisonment for any term not exceeding two years, and to pay such fine as the Court shall award.

7. If any person shall maliciously publish any defamatory libel, every such person, being convicted thereof shall be liable to fe or imprisonment, or both as the Court may award, such imprisonment not to exceed the term of one year,

8. On the trial of any information for a defamatory libel, the defendant having pleaded such plea as hereinafter men- tioned the truth of the matters charged may be inquired into, but shall not amount 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 evi- dence of the truth of such matters charged as a defence to

Title.

Short title.

Repeal of No. 3 of 1854 (in pt.)

Offer of an apology ad- missible in evi lence in mitigation

of damages in action or suit for defama- tion.

(6 and 7 V. C. 96 s. 1.)

Plea of absence of malice, &c., and of apology. (6 and 7 V. c. 96 s. 2.)

Pushing or threatening

to publish a libel or pro- posing to abstain from publishing any thing with intent to extort money, punishable by imprisonment and hard labour. (6 and 7 V. c. 96 8. 3.)

False defama- tory libel punishable by imprison- ment and fine. (6 and 7 V. c. 96 8, 4.)

Malicious defamatory libel, by imprisonment

or tine.

(6 and 7 V. c. 96 s. 5,)

Proeeeding upon the trial

of an informa tion for a defamatory libel.

(6 and 7 V. c. 96 8, 6.)

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Proviso as to plea of not guilty in civil and criminal proceedings.

Evidence to rebut prima facie case of publication by

an agent. (6 and 7 V. c. 96 s. 7.)

On prosecu- tion for

private libel defendant entitled to costs on acquittal.

(6 and 7 V. c.

96 s. 8.)

Stay of civil

or criminal

proceedings

against person for publica tion of papers printed by

order of the

Colonial

Council upon certificate and affidavit of authority to publish.

(3 and V. c. 9 8. 1.)

Stay of proceedings when commenced in respect of a copy of an authenticated report, &c.

(3 and 4

V. c. 9. s. 2.)

such information it shall be necessary for the defendant, in pleading to the said information, to allege the truth of the said matters charged in the manner now required in alleging a justification to any action or suit of defamation, and fur- ther 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 deny- ing the whole thereof; and if after such plea the defendant shall be convicted on such information it shall be com- petent to the Court, in pronouncing sentence, to consider whether the guilt of the defendant 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 information shall in no case be inquired into without such plea of justification: provided 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 Ordinance contained shall take away or prejudice any defence under a plea of not guilty which it is now com- petent to the defendant to make under such plea to any information for defamatory words or libel.

9. Whensoever, upon the trial of any information for the publication of a libel, under the plea of not guilty evidence shall have been given which shall establish a presumptive case of publication against the defendant by the act of any other person by his authority, it shall be 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.

10. In the case of any information at the instance of a private prosecutor for the publication of any defamatory libel, if judgment shall be given for the defendant, he shall be entitled to recover from the prosecutor the costs sus- tained by the said defendant by reason of such information and upon a special plea of justification to such 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 re- covered by the defendant or prosecutor respectively to be taxed by the proper officer of the Court before which the said information is tried.

11. It shall and may be lawful for any person or persons who now is, or are, or hereafter shall be defendant or de- fendants in any civil or criminal proceedings commenced or prosecuted in any manner soever, for or on account or in respect of the publication by any such person or persons or by his, her, or their servant or servants of any reports, papers, votes, or proceedings of the Legislative Council of the Colony by or under the authority of such Council, to bring before the Court in which such proceeding shall have been or shall be so commenced or prosecuted, or before any judge of the same first giving twenty-four hours' notice of his intention so to do to the prosecutor or plaintiff in such proceeding, a certificate under the hand of the Governor or the presiding member of such Council for the time being or of the Clerk of the Council stating that the report, paper, votes, or proceedings as the case may be, in respect where- of such civil or criminal proceeding shall have been com- menced or prosecuted, was published by such person or persons or by his, her, or their servant or servants, by order or under the authority of such Council together with an affidavit verifying such certificate; and such Court or judge shall thereupon immediately stay such civil or criminal proceeding, and the same, and every writ of process issued, shall be and shall be deemed and taken to be finally put an end to, determined, and superseded by virtue of this Ordi-

nance.

12. In case of any civil or criminal proceeding hereafter to be commenced or prosecuted for or on account or in respect of the publication of any copy of such report, paper, votes, or proceedings, it shall be lawful for the defendant or defendants at any stage of the proceedings to lay before the Court or judge such report, paper, votes, or proceedings, and such copy, with an affidavit verifying such report, paper, votes, or proceedings, and the correctness of such copy, and the Court or judge shall immediately stay such civil or criminal proceeding; and the same, and every writ

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of process issued therein, shall be and shall be deemed and taken to be finally put an end to, determined and superseded by virtue of this Ordinance.

13. It shall be lawful in any civil or criminal proceeding to be commenced or prosecuted for printing any extract from or abstract of such report, paper, votes, or proceedings, to give in evidence under the general issue in criminal cases, and in civil cases in support of any allegation in defence, such report, paper, votes, or proceedings, and to show that such extract or abstract was published bona fide and with- out malice; and if such shall be the opinion of the jury, a verdict of not guilty shall be entered for the defendant or defendants.

Newspaper Libels.

14. Any report published in any newspaper of the pro- ceedings of a public meeting shall be privileged, if such meeting was lawfully convened for a lawful purpose and open to the public, and if such report was fair and accurate and published without malice, and if the publication of the matter complained of was for the public benefit; provided always, that the protection intended to be afforded by this section shall not be available as a defence in any proceed- ing, if the plaintiff or prosecutor can show that the de- fendant has refused to insert in the newspaper in which the report containing the matter complained of appeared, a reasonable letter or statement or explanation or contradic- tion by or on behalf of such plaintiff or prosecutor.

15. No criminal prosecution shall be commenced before a Court of Summary Jurisdiction against any proprietor, publisher, editor, or any person responsible for the publica- tion of a newspaper for any libel published therein, without the written fiat or allowance of the Attorney General being first had and obtained.

16. Nothing in this Ordinance shall apply to ex-officio informations filed by the Attorney General nor to informations by the Registrar of the Supreme Court by the direction of the Court at the instance of some private individual.

17. A Court of Summary Jurisdiction upon the hearing of a charge against a proprietor, publisher, or editor, or any person responsible for the publication of a newspaper, for a libel published therein, may receive evidence as to the publication being for the public, benefit, and as to the mat- ters charged in the libel being true, and as to the report being fair and accurate, and published without malice, and as to any matter which under this or any other Ordinance, or otherwise, might be given in evidence by way of defence by the person charged on his trial on information, and the Court if of opinion after hearing such evidence that there is a strong or probable presumption that the jury on the trial would acquit the person charged, may dismiss. the

case.

18. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in Ordinance No. 16 of 1875 if the Court of Summary Jurisdiction upon the hearing of a charge against a pro- prietor, publisher, editor, or any person responsible for the publication of a newspaper for a libel published therein, is of opinion that though the person charged is shown to have been guilty, the libel was of a trivial character, and that the offence may be adequately punished by virtue of the powers of this section, such Court shall cause the charge to be reduced into writing and read to the person charged, and then address a question to him to the following effect: "Do you desire to be tried by a jury or do you consent to the case being dealt with summarily?" and, if such person assents to the case being dealt with summarily such Court may summarily convict him and adjudge him to pay a fine. not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

In proceedings for printing any extract or abstract of a paper it may be shown such extract was bona fide made.

(3 and 4 V. c. 9 B. 3.)

Newspaper reports of certain meetings privileged. (44 and 45 V. c. 60 s. 2.)

No prosecu- tion for newspaper libel without fiat of Attorney General. (44 and 45 V. c. 60 s. 3.)

Ex officio informations not to be affected.

Inquiry by Magistrate as to libel being for public benefit or being true. (44 and 45 V. c. 60 s. 4.)

Provision as to summary conviction

for libel. (44 and 45 V. c. 60 s. 5.)

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 14.

  His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has given his assent, in the name and on behalf of the Queen, to the following Ordinances passed by the Legislative Council :-

Ordinance No. 30 of 1886.-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance to amend the Companies Ordinances 1865 to 1886.

Ordinance No. 31 of 1886.-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance for preserving an authentic record of the Ordinances of the Colony and for other purposes.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary-

LS

W. H. MARSH,

Short title and construction.

Where com- promise proposed, Court may order a meeting of creditors, &c., to decide as to such com- promise. [33 & 34 V. c. 104, 6. 2.]

Interpretation [Ibid. s. 3.]

No. 30 OF 1886.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hong- kong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance to amend the Companies Ordinances 1865 to 1886.

WE

[12th January, 1887.]

HEREAS it is desirable that certain Imperial Acts amending the law relating to joint Stock Com- panies should be introduced into the Colony: Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

PART. I.

+

Preliminary.

1. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as The Companies Ordinance, 1886 and shall so far as is consistent with the tenor thereof be construed as one with The Companies Ordinances 1865 to 1881 and all Ordinances amending the same and the said Ordinances and this Ordi- nance may be referred to as The Companies Ordinances · 1865 to 1886.

PART II.

Joint Stock Companies Arrangement.

2. Where any compromise or arrangement shall be proposed between a company which is, at the time of the passing of this Ordinance or afterwards, in the course of being wound up, either voluntarily or by or under the supervision of the Supreme Court, under The Companies Ordinances 1865 to 1886 or any of them, and the creditors of such company, or any class of such creditors, it shall be lawful for the Court, in addition to any other of its powers, on the application in a summary way of any creditor or the liquidator, to order that a meeting of such creditors or class of creditors shall be summoned in such manner as the Court shall direct, and if a majority in number repre- senting three fourths in value of such creditors or class of creditors present either in person or by proxy at such meeting shall agree to any arrangement or compromise, such arrangement or compromise shall, if sanctioned by an order of the Court, be binding on all such creditors or class of creditors, as the case may be, and also on the liquidator and contributories of the said company.

3. The word company in the last section shall mean any company liable to be wound up under The Companies Ordinance, 1865.

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PART III.

Reduction of Capital.

4. The word capital as used in The Companies Ordi- nance, 1877, shall include paid up capital; and the power to reduce capital conferred by that Ordinance shall include a power to cancel any lost capital, or any capital unre- presented by available assets or to pay off any capital which may be in excess of the wants of the company; and paid up capital may be reduced either with or without extin- guishing or reducing the liability (if any) remaining on the shares of the company and to the extent to which such liability is not extinguished or reduced, it shall be deemed to be preserved, notwithstanding any thing contained in The Companies Ordinance, 1877.

5. The provisions of The Companies Ordinance, 1877, as amended by this Ordinance, shall apply to any company reducing its capital in pursuance of this Ordinance and of The Companies Ordinance, 1877, as amended by this Ordi- nance: Provided that where the reduction of the capital of a company does not involve either the diminution of any liability in respect of unpaid capital or the payment to any shareholder of any paid up capital,

(1.) The creditors of the company shall not unless the Court otherwise direct, be entitled to object or required to consent to the reduction; and (2.) It shall not be necessary before the presentation of the petition for confirming the reduction to add, and the Court may, if it thinks it expedient so to do, dispense altogether with the addition of the words and reduced as mentioned in The Companies Ordinance, 1877.

In any case that the Court thinks fit so to do, it may require the company to publish in such manner as it thinks fit the reasons for the reduction of its capital or such other information in regard to the redution of cits capital as the Court may think expedient with a view to give proper information to the public in relation to the reduction of its capital by a company, and, if the Court thinks fit, the causes which led to such reduction.

The minute required to be registered in the case of re- duction of capital shall show, in addition to the other particulars required by law, the amount (if any) at the date of the registration of the minute proposed to be deemed to have been paid up on each share.

6. Any company limited by shares may so far modify the conditions contained in its memorandum of Association, if authorised so to do by its regulations as originally framed or as altered by special resolution, as to reduce its capital by cancelling any shares which, at the date of the passing of such resolution, have not been taken or agreed to be taken by any person; and the provisions of The Companies Ordinance, 1877 shall not apply to any reduction of capital made in pursuance of this section..

PART IV.

Accumulated Profits.

7. When any company has accumulated a sum of un- livided profits, which ith the consent of the shareholders may be distributed among the shareholders in the form of a dividend or bonus, it shall be lawful for the company, by special resolution, to return the same, or any part thereof, to the shareholders in reduction of the paid up capital of the company, the unpaid capital being thereby increased by a similar amount. The powers vested in the directors of making calls upon the shareholders in respect of moneys unpaid upon their shares shall extend to the amount or the unpaid capital as augmented by such reduction.

8. No su special resolution as aforesaid shall take effect until a memorandum, showing the particulars re- quired by law in the case of a reduction of capital by order of the Court, shall have been produced to and registered by the Registrar of Companies.

9. Upon any reduction of paid up capital made in pur- suance of this Ordinance, it shall be lawful for any share- holder, or for any one or more of several joint shareholders, within one month after the passing of the special resolution for such reduction, to require the company to retain, and the company shall retain accordingly, the whole of the moneys actually paid upon the shares held by such person, either alone or jointly with any other person or persons, and which, in consequence of such reduction, would other- wise be returned to him or them, and thereupon the shares

Construction of capital; Power to reduce capital; [40 and 41, V. c. 26, 8. 3.]

Application of Ordin ance No. 1 of 1877. [Ibid, s. 4.]

Power to

reduce capital by the cancelling of unissued shares. [Ibid, 8. 5.]

Accumulated profits may be returned to Shareholders in reduction of paid-up capital. [43 V. c. 19, B. 3.]

No resolution to take effect till particu- lars have been registered. [43 V. c. 19, 8. 4.]

Power to any Shareholder

within one

month after

passing of

resolution to

require Company to retain moneys paid upon shares held by

such person. [43 V. c. 19, B. 5.]

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Company to specify

amounts which

shareholders have required them to retain under s. 10;

also to specify amounts of profits

returned to shareholders. [43 V. c. 19, *. 6.]

Power of Registrar to strike names of defunct Companies off register.

[43 V. c. 19, 6.7.]

in respect of which the said moneys shall be so retained shall, in regard to the payment of dividends thereon, be deemed to be paid up to the same extent only as the shares on which payment as aforesaid has been accepted by the shareholders in reduction of their paid up capital, and the company shall invest and keep invested the moneys so retained in such securities, as may be authorised by the Supreme Court, and upon the money so invested, or upon so much thereof as from time to time exceeds the amount of calls subsequently made upon the shares in respect of which such moneys shall have been retained, the com- pany shall pay such interest as shall be received by them from time to time on such securities, and the amount so retained and invested shall be held to represent the future calls which may be made to replace the capital so reduced on those shares, whether the amount obtained on sale of the whole or such proportion thereof as represents the amount of any call when made, produces more or less than the amount of such call.

10. From and after such reduction of capital the com- pany shall specify in the annual lists of members, to be made by them in pursuance of the twenty-fifth section of The Companies Ordinance, 1865, the amounts which any of the shareholders of the company shall have required the company to retain, and the company shall have retained accordingly, in pursuance of the 9th Section of this Ordi- nance and the company shall also specify in the statements of account laid before any General Meeting of the com- pany the amount of the undivided profits of the company. which shall have been returned to the shareholders in re- duction of the paid up capital of the company under this. Ordinance.

PART V.

Defunct Companies.

11. (1.) Where the Registrar of Companies has reason- able cause to believe that a company, whether registered before or after the passing of this Ordinance, is not carrying on business or in operation, he shall send to the company a letter inquiring whether the company is carrying on business or in operation.

(2.) If the Registrar does not within one month of sending the letter receive any answer thereto, he shall within fourteen days after the expiration of the month send to the company a second letter referring to the first letter, and stating that no answer thereto has been received by the Regis- trar, and that if an answer is not received to the second letter within one month from the date thereof, a notice will be published in the Gazette with a view to striking the name of the company off the register.

H

(3.) If the Registrar either receives an answer from the company to the effect that it is not carrying on business or in operation, or does not within one month after sending the second letter receive any answer thereto, the Registrar may publish in the Gazette and send to the company a notice that at the expiration of three months from the date of that notice the name of the company mentioned therein will, unless cause is shown to the contrary, be struck off the register and the company will be dissolved.

(4.) At the expiration of the time mentioned in the notice the Registrar may, unless cause to the contrary is previously shown by such company, strike the name of such company off the register, and shall publish notice thereof in the Gazette, and on the publication in the Gazette of such last mentioned notice the company whose name is so struck off shall be dissolved: Provided that the liability (if any) of every director, managing officer, and member of the company shall continue and may be enforced as if the company had not been dissolved.

(5.) If any company or member thereof feels aggrieved by the name of such company having been struck off the register in pursuance of this section, the company or member may apply to the Supreme Court and the Court, if satisfied that the com- pany was at the time of the striking off carrying on business or in operation, and that it is just

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so to do, may order the name of the company to be restored to the register, and thereupon the company shall be deemed to have continued in existence as if the name thereof had never been struck off; and the Court may by the order give such directions and make such provisions as seem just for placing the company and all other per- sons in the same position as nearly as may be as if the name of the company had never been struck off.

(6.) A letter or notice authorised or required for the purposes of this section to be sent to a company may either be sent by post or may be delivered by hand addressed to the company at its regis- tered office, or, if no office has been registered, addressed to the care of some director or officer of the company, or if there be no director or officer of the company whose name and address are known to the Registrar, the letter or notice (in identical form) may be sent or delivered to each of the persons who subscribed the memoran- dum of association, addressed to him at the address mentioned in that memorandum.

(7.) In the execution of his duties under this section the Registrar shall conform to any regulations which may be from time to time made by the Governor in Council.

PART VI.

Claims in winding up.

12. In the winding up of any Company under The Com- panies Ordinances 1865 to 1886 whose assets may prove insufficient for the payment of its debts and liabilities and the costs of winding up, the same rules shall prevail and be observed as to the respective rights of secured and un- secured creditors as to debts and liabilities provable and as to the valuation of annuities and future and contingent liabilities respectively as may be in force for the time being under the law of bankruptcy with respect to the estate of per- sons adjudged bankrupt; and all persons who in any such case would be entitled to prove for and receive dividends out of the assets of any such Company may come in under the winding up of such Company, and make such claim against the same as they may be entitled to under any proceedings in bankruptcy.

*

13. In the distribution of the assets of any company being wound up under The Companies Ordinances 1865 to 1886, there shall be paid in priority to other debts,

(a.) All wages or salary of any clerk or servant in respect of service rendered to the company during four months before the commencement of the winding up not exceeding two hundred and forty dollars; and

(b.) All wages of any labourer or workman in respect. of services rendered to the company during two months before the commencement of the wind- ing up.

14. The debts mentioned in the preceding section shall rank equally among themselves, and shall be paid in full, unless the assets of the company are insufficient to meet them, in which case they shall abate in equal proportions between themselves.

15. Subject to the retention of such sums as may be necessary for the costs of administration or otherwise, the liquidator or liquidators or official liquidator shall discharge the said last mentioned debts forthwith, so far as the assets of the company are and will be sufficient to meet them, as and when such assets come into the hands of such liquidator or liquidators or official liquidator.

PART VII.

Miscellaneous.

16. And whereas it is expedient to make provision for the reception as legal evidence of certificates of incorpora- tion other than the original certificates, and of certified copies of and extracts from any documents filed and regis- tered under The Companies Ordinances 1865 to 1886: Be it enacted, that any certificate of the incorporation of any company given by the Registrar of Companies shall be

Judicature Act 1873 Sec. 10.

Wages and salary to be preferential claims.

[46 & 47 V. c. 28, 8. 4.]

Such claims to rank equally. [46 & 47 V. c. 28, s. 5.]

Liquidator to discharge same upon receipt of sufficient assets, [46 & 47 V. c. 28, s. 6.]

Reception as legal evidence of certified copies. 10 & 41 V. c. 20, s. 6.]

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Rules.

received in evidence as if it were the original certificate ; and any copy of or extract from any of the documents or part of the documents kept and registered at the office for the registration of joint Stock Companies within the Colony, if duly certified to be a true copy under the hand of the Registrar of Companies and whom it shall not be necessary to prove to be such Registrar, shall, in all legal proceedings, civil or criminal, and in all cases whatsoever, be received in evidence as of equal validity with the original document.

17. The rules contained in the Schedule hereto shall be the rules under and for the purposes of The Companies Ordinances 1865 to 1886, provided that such rules may be altered, added to or annulled in manner directed by the said Ordinances.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 10th day of December, 1886.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

Assented to by His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, the 12th day of January, 1887.

FREDERICK Stewart,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Construction.

Title of petition. [General orders (England)

Nov., 1862, rule 1]

Advertisement of petition. [ibid, r. 2]

Service of petition. [ibid, r. 3]

Affidavit verifying petition. [ibid, r. 4]

Copies of

petition to be supplied.

[ibid, r. 5].

Advertisement

and service of order. [ibid, r. 6]

SCHEDULE ABOVE REFERRED TO.

Petition to wind up Company.

1. In the construction of these rules:-

The word The Judge shall mean any Judge of the Supreme Court to whom application is made under The Companies Ordinances 1865 to 1886 or these rules or any rules added or altered under the provisions of the said Ordinances or these rules, and

The word The Registrar shall mean the Registrar of the Supreme

Court.

2. Every Petition for the winding-up of any company by the Court, or subject to the supervision of the Court and all notices, affidavits and other proceedings under such petition shall be entitled in the matter of the Companies Ordinances 1865 to 1886 and of the company to which such petition shall relate, describing the company by its most usual style or firm name.

3. Every such petition shall be advertised seven clear days before the hearing once in the Gazette, and once at least in one of the Hongkong daily newspapers.

The advertisement shall state the day on which the petition was presented, and the name and address of the petitioner or petitioners and of his or their solicitor.

4. Every such petition shall, unless presented by the company, be served at the registered office (if any) of the company, and if there be no registered office, then at the principal, or last known principal place of business of the company in the Colony, if any such can be found, upon any member, officer, or servant of the company there, or in case no such member, officer, or servant can be found there, then by being left at such registered office or principal place of busi- ness, or by being served on such member or members of the company as the Court may direct; and every petition for the winding-up of a company subject to the supervision of the Court shall also be served upon the liquidator (if any) appointed for the purpose of winding-up the affairs of the company.

5. Every petition for the winding-up of any company by the Court, or subject to the supervision of the Court, shall be verified by an affidavit referring thereto, such affidavit shall be made by the petitioner, or by one of the petitioners, if more than one, or, in case the petition is presented by the company, by some director, secretary, or other principal officer thereof; and shall be sworn after and filed within four days, after the petition is presented, and such affidavit shall be sufficient prima facie evidence of the statements in the petition.

6. Every contributory or creditor of the company shall be entitled to be furnished by the solicitor to the petitioner, with a copy of the petition, within twenty-four hours after requiring the same on paying at the rate of 10 cents per folio of seventy-two words for such copy.

Order to wind-up Company.

7. Every order for the winding-up of a company, by the Court or subject to its supervision, shall within twelve days after the date thereof, be advertised by the petitioner once in the Gazette, and shall be served upon such persons (if any) and in such manner as the Court may direct.

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8. Within ten days after the date of the order to wind up a summons may be taken out by the Petitioner to proceed with the winding-up of the company and in default thereof such summons may be taken out by any other person interested in the winding-up and in case the summons be taken out by any other person than the Petitioner the judge may, if he thinks fit, give the carriage and prosecution of the order to such person. Such summons shall be served upon all parties who may have appeared upon the hearing of the petition. Upon the return of such summons, a time shall, if the Judge thinks fit, be fixed for the appointment of an official liquidator and for the proof of debts and for the list of contributories to be brought in and directions may be given as to the advertisements to be issued for all or any of such purposes, and generally as to the proceedings and the parties to attend thereon. The proceedings under the order shall be continued by adjournment, and when necessary, by further summons; and any such direction as aforesaid may be given, added to, or varied, at any subsequent time, as may be found necessary.

Official Liquidator.

9. The Judge may appoint a person to the office of official liquida- tor, without previous advertisement or notice to any party, or fix a time and place for the appointment of an official liquidator, and may appoint or reject any person nominated at such time and place, and appoint any person not so nominated.

10. When a time and place are fixed for the appointment of an official liquidator, such time and place shall be advertised in such manner as the Judge shall direct, so that the first or only advertise- ment shall be published within fourteen days and not less than seven days before the date so fixed.

11. Every official liquidator shall give security by entering into a recognizance with two or more sufficient sureties in such sum as the Judge may approve; and the Judge may, if he shall think fit, accept the security of any guarantee Society established by Charter or Act of Parliament in England or Local Ordinance in lieu of the security of such sureties as aforesaid, or of any of them.

12. The official liquidator shall be appointed by order, and unless he shall have given security, a time shall be fixed by such order within which he is to do so: and the order shall fix the times or periods at which the official liquidator is to leave his accounts of his receipts with the Registrar, and shall direct that all moneys to be received shall be paid into Court or into such Bank as the Court may direct immediately after the receipt thereof to the account of the official liquidator of the company, and if paid into a Bank an account shall be opened there accordingly and an office copy of the order shall be lodged at such Bank.

13. When an official liquidator has given security pursuant to the directions in the order appointing him, the same shall be certified by the Registrar as in the case of a receiver appointed in a suit subject to giving security.

14. The official fiquidator shall on each occasion of passing his account and also whensoever the judge may so require, satisfy the judge that his sureties are living, and resident in the Colony and have not been adjudged bankrupt or become insolvent, and in default thereof he may be required to enter into fresh security within such time as shall be directed.

15. Every appointment of an official liquidator shall be advertised in such manner as the judge shall direct, immediately after he has been appointed, and has given security.

16. Where it is desired to appoint provisionally an official liqui- dator an application for that purpose may, at any time after the presentation of the petition for winding-up the company, be made by summons, without advertisement or notice to any person, unless the judge shall otherwise direct; and such provisional official liqui- dator may, if the judge shall think fit, be appointed without security.

17. In case of the death, removal, or resignation of an official liqui- dator another shall be appointed in his room, in the same manner as directed in the case of a first appointment, and the proceedings for that purpose may be taken by such party interested as may be author- ized by the judge to take the same.

18. The official liquidator shall, with all convenient speed after he is appointed, proceed to make up, continue, complete, and rectify the books of account of the company, and shall provide and keep such books of account as shall be necessary, or as the judge may direct, for the purposes aforesaid, and for shewing the debts and credits of 'the company, including a ledger which shall contain the separate ac- counts of the contributories, and in which every contributory shall be debited from time to time with the amount payable by him in respect of any call to be made as provided by The Companies Ordi- nances 1865 to 1886 and these Rules.

19. The official Hiquidator shall be allowed in his accounts, or other- wise paid, such salary or remuneration as the judge may from time to time direct including any necessary employment of assistants or clerks by the official liquidator, to which regard shall be had, and such salary or remuneration may either be fixed at the time of his appoint- ment, or at any time thereafter, as the judge may think fit. Every allowance of such salary or remuneration, unless made at the time of his appointment, or upon passing an account, shall be made upon application for that purpose by the official liquidator, on notice to such persons(if any), and supported by such evidence as the judge shall require: nevertheless, the judge may from time to time allow any sum he may think fit to the official liquidator, on account of the salary or remuneration to be thereafter allowed.

Proceedings

on order. [ibid, r. 7]

Appointment of official liquidator. [ibid, r. 8]

Advertise- ment as to appointment. [ibid, r. 9]

Security of official liquidator. [ibid, r. 10]

Order appointing official liquidator. [ibid, r. 11]

Certificate of security given. [ibid, r. 12]

Fresh security when required. [ibid, r. 13]

Advertise- ment of appointment made.

[tbid, r. 14]

Provisional official liquidator. [ibid. r. 15]

Vacancy in office of official Hiquidator. [ibid, r. 16]

Accounts. [ibid, r. 17]

Remuneration

of liquidator. [ibid, r. 18]

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Passing accounts. [ibid, r. 19]

Advertisement

for creditors. [ibid, r. 20]

Attendance of creditors. [ibid, r. 21]

List of debts. [ibid, r. 22]

Allowance of debts. [ibid, r. 23]

Proof of debts [ibid, r. 24]

Date of valus- tion of debts.

[ibid, r. 25]

Interest on debts. [ibid, r. 26]

Costs of proof. [ibid, r. 27]

Registrar's certificate of debts. [ibid, r. 28]

List of con- tributories. [ibid, r. 29]

Notice of appointment to settle. [ibid, r. 30]

Registrar's certificate. [ibid, r. 31]

20. The accounts of the liquidator shall be left with the Regis- trar at the times directed by the order appointing him, and at such other times as may from time to time be required by the judge, and such accounts shall, upon notice to such parties (if any) as the judge shall direct, be passed and verified in the same manner as Receivers' accounts.

Proof of Debts.

21. For the purpose of ascertaining the debts and claims due from the company, and of requiring the creditors to come in and prove their debts or claims, an advertisement shall be issued, at such time as the judge shall direct and such advertisement shall fix a time for the creditors to send their names and addresses, and the particu lars of their debts or claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to the official liquidator, and appoint a day for adjudicating thereon.

22. The creditors need not attend upon the adjudication, nor prove their debts or claims, unless they are required to do so by notice from the official liquidator; but upon such notice being given, they are to. come in and prove their debts or claims within a time to be therein specified.

23. The official liquidator shall investigate the debts and claims sent in to him, and ascertain, so far as he is able, which of such debts and claims are justly due from the company and he shall make out and leave with the Registrar a list of all the debts and claims sent in to him, distinguishing which of the debts and claims, or parts of debts and claims so claimed, are, in his opinion, justly due and proper to be allowed without further evidence, and which of them, in his opinion, ought to be proved by the creditors and he shall make and file, prior to the time appointed for adjudication, an affidavit etting forth which of the debts and claims in his opinion are justly due and proper to be allowed without further evidence, and stating his belief that such debts and claims are justly due and proper to be allowed, and the reasons for such belief.

24. At the time appointed for adjudicating upon the debts and claims, or at any adjournment thereof, the judge may either allow the debts and claims upon the affidavit of the official liquidator, or may require the same, or any of them, to be proved by the claimants, and adjourn the adjudication thereon to a time to be then fixed; and the official liquidator shall give notice to the creditors whose debts or claims have been so allowed of such allowance.

25. The official liquidator shall give notice to the creditors whose debts or claims have not been allowed upon his affidavit, that they are required to come in and prove the same by a day to be therein named, being not less than four days after such notice, and to attend at a time to be therein named, being the time appointed by the ad- vertisement, or by adjournment (as the case may be) for adjudicating upon such debts and claims.

26. The value of such debts and claims as are made admissible to proof by the 146th section of The Companies Ordinance 1865 shall so far as is possible, be estimated according to the value thereof at the date of the order to wind-up the company.

27. Interest on such debts and claims as shall be allowed shall be computed, as to such of them as carry interest, after the rate they res- pectively carry; any creditor whose debt or claim so allowed does not carry interest, shall be entitled to interest, at such rate per cent per annum as may from time to time be allowed by the Court or a Judge under The Usury Ordinance 1886 from the date of the order to wind- up the company, out of any assets which may remain after satisfying the costs of the winding-up, the debts and claims established, and the interest of such debts and claims as by law carry interest.

28. Such creditors as come in and prove their debts or claims pur- suant to notice from the official liquidator, shall be allowed their costs of proof, in the same manner as in the case of debts proved in a suit. 29. The result of the adjudication upon debts and claims shall be stated in a certificate to be made by the Registrar and certificates as to any of such debts and claims may be made from time to time. All such certificates shall state whether the debts or claims are allowed or disallowed, and whether allowed as against any particular assets, or in any other qualified or special manner.

List of Contributories.

30. The official liquidator shall, with all convenient speed after his appointment, or at such time as the Judge shall direct, make out and leave with the Registrar, a list of the contributories of the company, and such list shall be verified by the affidavit of the official liquidator, and shall, so far as is practicable, state the respect- ive addresses of, and the number of shares or extent of interest to be attributed to each such contributory, and distinguish the several classes of contributories. And such list may from time to time, by leave of the Judge, be varied or added to by the official liquidator. 31. Upon the list of the contributories being left with the Registrar the official liquidator shall obtain an appointment for the Judge to settle the same, and shall give notice in writing of such appointment to every person included in such list, and stating in what character and for what number of shares, or interest, such person is included in the list; and in case any variation or addition to such list shall at any time be made by the official liquidator, a similar notice in writing shall be given to every person to whom such variation or addition applies. All such notices shall be served four clear days before the day appointed to settle such list or such variation or addition.

32. The result of the settlement of the list of contributories shall be stated in a certificate by the Registrar and certificates may be made from time to time for the purpose of stating the result of such settlement down to any particular time, or as to any particular person, or stating any variation of the list.

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Sales of Property.

33. Any real or personal property belonging to the company may be sold with the approbation of the Judge, in the same manner as in the case of a sale under a decree or order of the Court in a suit, or, if the Judge shall so direct, by the official liquidator; and upon any such sale by the official liquidator, the conditions or contracts of sale shall be settled and approved of by the Judge, unless he shall otherwise direct, and the Judge may, if he thinks fit, direct such conditions and contracts, and the abstract of the title to the property, to be submitted to Counsel and may, on any sale by public auction, fix a reserved bidding; and, unless on account of the small amount of the purchase moneys or other cause it shall, having regard to the amount of the security given by the official liquidator, be thought proper that the purchase moneys shall be paid to him, all conditions and contracts of sale shall provide that the purchase moneys shall be paid by the respective purchasers into Court or into such Bank as the Court may direct to the account of the official liquidator of the company.

Calls.

31. Every application to the Judge to make any call on the con- tributories or any of them, for any purpose authorized by The Com- panies Ordinances 1865 to 1886 shall be made by summons, stating the proposed amount of such call; and such summons shall be served four clear days at the least before the day appointed for making the call, on every contributory proposed to be included in such call; or if the Judge shall so direct, notice of such intended call may be given by advertisement.

35. When any order for a call has been made, a copy thereof shall be forthwith served upon each of the contributories included in such call, together with a notice from the official liquidator specifying the amount or balance due from such contributory (having gard to the provisions of the said Ordinances) in respect of such call, but such order need not be advertised unless for any special reason the Judge shall so direct.

36. At the time of making an order for a call, the further proceed- ings relating thereto shall be adjourned to a time subsequent to the day appointed for the payment thereof, and afterwards from time to time so long as may be necessary; and at the time appointed by any such adjournment, or upon a summons to enforce payment of the call, duly served, and upon proof of the service of the order and notice of the amount due, and non-payment an order may be made for such of the contributories who have made default, or of such of them against whom it shall be thought proper to make such order, to pay the sum which by such former order and notice they were respectively required to pay, or any less sum which may appear to be due from them respectively.

Payment in of moneys and Deposit of Securities.

37. If any official liquidator shall not pay all the moneys received by him into Court or such Bank as aforesaid to the account of the official liquidator of the company, within seven days next after the receipt thereof, unless the Judge shall have otherwise directed, such official liquidator shall be charged in his account with $5 for every $500 and a proportionate sum for any larger amount, retained in his hands beyond such period, for every seven days during which the same shall have been so retained, and the Judge may, for any such retention, disallow the salary or remuneration of such official liqui- dator.

Sales of property. [ibid, r. 32]

Summons for call. [ibid, r. 33]

Service of order. [ibid, r. 34]

Proceedings under order. [ibid, r. 35]

Default of payment into court or bank. [ibid, r. 36]

Bills, &c., to be deposited in court or a bank.

[ibid, r. 37]

Call, &c., to be paid into

[ibid, r. 38]

38. All bills, notes, and other securities payable to the company or to the official liquidator thereof shall, as soon as they shall come to the hands of such official liquidator, be deposited by him in Court or such Bank as the Court may direct for the purpose of being presented by the Registrar or by the Bank (as the case may be) for acceptance and payment, or for payment only, (as the case may be), 39. All orders for payment of calls, balances, or other moneys due from any contributory or other person, shall direct the same to be court or bank. paid into Court or such Bank as the Court may direct to the account of the official liquidator of the company, unless on account of the smallness of the amount or other cause, it shall, having regard to the amount of the security given by the official liquidator, be thought proper to direct payment thereof to the official liquidator; Provided that where any such order has been made directing payment of a specific sum into Court or some Bank in case it shall be thought proper for the purpose of enabling the official liquidator to issue exe- cution or take other proceedings to enforce the payment thereof, or for any other reason, an order may, either before service of such former order, or after the time thereby fixed for payment, be made, without notice, for payment of the same sum to the official liquidator. 40. At the time of the service of any order for payment into Court or such Bank, as aforesaid the official liquidator shall give to the party served a notice, for the purpose of informing him how the payment is to be made; and before the time fixed for such payment, the liquidator shall furnish the Registrar or the cashier of such Bank as aforesaid with a certificate of payment to be signed by the Registrar or cashier and delivered to the party paying in the money therein mentioned.

41. For the purpose of enforcing any order for payment of money into Court or into a Bank an affidavit of non-payment by the official liquidator, shall be sufficient evidence of the non-payment thereof.

42. All moneys, bills, notes, and other securities paid and delivered into Court or into a Bank shall be placed to the credit of the account of the official liquidator of the company; and orders for any such payment and delivery shall direct the same accordingly.

Delivery out of Securities, and Payment

out and Investment of Moneys.

43. All bills, notes, and other securities delivered into Court or to any such Bank as aforesaid, shall be delivered out upon a request signed by the official liquidator, and countersigned by the Registrar and moneys placed to the account of the official liquidator shall be paid out upon cheques or orders signed by the official liquidator and countersigned by the Registrar.

Notice as to payment into court or bank. [ibid, r. 39]

Affidavit of non-payment. [ibid, r. 40]

Title of

account of moneys paid

in.

[ibid, r. 41]

Cheques and requests. [ibid, r. 42]

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Investment. [sbid, r. 48]

Receipt of dividends. [ibid, r. 44]

Notice. [ibid, r. 45]

Votes. [sbid, r. 46]

Memorandum as to calling meeting. [ibid, r. 47]

Bill of exchange or promissory note. [ibid, r. 48]

Compromise. [ibid, r. 19]

Other cases. [ibid, r. 50]

Application

how made. [ibid, r. 51]

Drawing up orders. [ibid, B. 52]

Insertion of

dvertise- ments. [ibid, r. 53]

Notice to admit.

[ibid, r. 54]

44. All or any part of the money for the time being standing to the credit of the account of the official liquidator in Court or at any such Bank as aforesaid and not immediately required for the purposes of the winding-up, may be invested as the Court may direct in the name of the official liquidator. All such investments shall be made upon a request signed by the official liquidator, and countersigned by the Registrar and which request shall be a sufficient authority for debiting the account with the purchase money and the securities share-certificates or other documents representing such investments shall be retained by or deposited with the Registrar or such Bank as aforesaid in the name and on behalf of the official liquidator and such investments shall not afterwards be sold or transferred or otherwise dealt with except upon a direction for that purpose signed by the official liquidator and countersigned by the Registrar or under an order to be made by the Judge.

45. All dividends and interest to accrue due upon any such invest- ments shall from time to time be received by the Registrar or by such Bank as aforesaid under a power of attorney to be executed by the official liquidator and placed to the credit of the account of such official liquidator.

Meetings of Creditors or Contributories.

46. When the judge shall direct a meeting of the creditors or contributories of the company to be summoned under the 88th or 137th section of The Companies Ordinance 1865 the official liquidator shall give notice in writing seven clear days before the day appointed for such meeting, to every creditor or contributory, of the time and place appointed for such meeting, and of the matter upon which the judge desires to ascertain the wishes of the creditors or contributories; or, if the judge shall so direct, such notice may be given by adverti- sement in which case the object of the meeting need not be stated, and it shall not be necessary to insert such advertisement in the Gazette.

47. The votes of the creditors or contributories of the company at any meeting summoned by the direction of the judge, may be given either personally or by proxy but no creditor shall appoint a proxy who is not a creditor of the company whose debt or claim has been allowed, and no contributory shall appoint a proxy who is not a contributory of the company,

48. The direction of the judge for any meeting of creditors or contributories under the 88th or 137th section of The Companies Ordinance 1865 and the appointment of a person to act as chairman of any such meeting, shall be testified by a memorandum signed by the Registrar.

Direction or Sanction of the Judge.

49. The sanction of the judge to the drawing, accepting, making and indorsing of any bill of exchange or promissory note by any official liquidator shall be testified by a memorandum on such bill of exchange, or promissory note, signed by the Registrar.

50. Every application for the sanction of the judge to a compromise with any contributory or other person indebted to the company shall be supported by the affidavit of the official liquidator that he has investigated the affairs of such contributory or person, and stating his belief that the proposed compromise will be beneficial to the company, and his reasons for such, belief; and the sanction of the judge thereto shall be testified by a memorandum, signed by the Registrar on the agreement of compromise unless any party shall desire to appeal from the decision of the judge, in which case an order shall be drawn up for that purpose.

51. The direction, or sanction of the judge for any other proceeding or act to be taken or done by the official liquidator shall be obtained upon summons, and an order shall be drawn up thereon, unless the judge shall otherwise direct.

Application to the Court or Judge under Sections 125, 126, 129, 155 and 156 of the Companies Ordinance 1865.

52. Every application under the 125th, 126th or 129th section of The Companies Ordinance 1865 shall be made by petition or motion, or if the judge shall so direct, by summons at chambers; and every application under the 155th or 156th section of the said Ordinance shall be made by petition.

Orders.

53. All orders made in chambers shall be drawn up in chambers, unless specially directed to be drawn up by the Registrar and shall be entered in the same manner, as other orders made in chambers.

Advertisements.

54. When an advertisement is required for any purpose except where otherwise directed by these Rules, the advertisement shall be inserted once in the Gazette, and in such other newspaper or news- papers, and for such number of times as may be directed. The judge may, in such cases as he shall think fit, dispense with any advertisement required by these Rules.

Admission of Documents.

55. Any party to any proceeding in Court or chambers relating to the winding-up of a Company may by notice in writing call on any other party thereto competent to admit the same, to admit any docu- ment saving all just exceptions; and in case of refusal or neglect so to admit, the costs of proving such document shall be paid by the party so refusing or neglecting unless, the judge shall be of opinion that the refusal to admit was reasonable; and no costs of proving any document shall be allowed unless such notice shall have been given, except in cases where the omission to give such notice has been, in the opinion of the Registrar on taxation, a saving of expense.

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Affidavits.

56. Where an order shall have been made for the winding-up of any company, any person intending to use any affidavit in any proceeding under such order, shall file the same with the Registrar and give notice thereof to the official liquidator. The person, other than the official liquidator, filing the affidavit shall not be required to take an office copy thereof, but an office copy thereof shall be taken by the official liquidator, and he shall produce the same at the hearing of any application or proceeding upon which it is intended to be used, unless the judge shall otherwise direct.

Certificate of Registrar.

57. The certificate of the Registrar shall be in such form as he may deem necessary and when prepared and settled shall be transcribed in such form and within such time as the Registrar shall require, and shall be signed by the Registrar either then or (if necessary) at an adjournment to be made for that purpose.

58. Any party may before the proceedings before the Registrar are concluded, take the opinion of the judge upon any matter arising in the course of the proceedings without any fresh summons for that purpose.

59. Every certificate with the accounts (if any) to be filed there- with shall be filed by the Registrar and shall thenceforth be binding on all the parties to the proceedings unless discharged or varied upon application by summons to be made before the expira- tion of eight clear days after the filing of the certificate.

60. The judge may if the special circumstances of the case require it upon an application by motion or summons for the purpose direct a certificate to be discharged or varied at any time after the same has become binding on the parties.

Register and File of Proceedings.

61. Notes shall be kept of all proceedings in chambers by the judge's clerk with proper dates, so that all the proceedings in each matter may appear consecutively and in chronological order with a short statement of the questions or points decided or ruled at every hearing and no document or proceedings are to be filed with the Registrar, unless the judge shall otherwise direct.

62. All orders, exhibits, admissions, memorandums, and office copies of affidavits, examinations, depositions, and certificates, and all other documents relating to the winding-up of any company, shall be filed by the official liquidator, as far as may be, in one continuous file and such file shall be kept by him or otherwise, as the judge may from time to time direct. Every contributory of the company, and every creditor thereof whose debt or claim has been allowed, shall be enti- tled, at all reasonable times, to inspect such file free of charge, and, at his own expense, to take copies or extracts from any of the docu- ments comprised therein, or to be furnished with such copies or extracts at a rate not exceeding five cents per folio of seventy-two words; and such file shall be produced in Court, or before the judge, and otherwise, as occasion may require.

Provisional Official Liquidator.

63. All the above Bules relating to official liquidators shall, as far as the same are applicable, and subject to the directions of the judge in each case, apply to provisional official liquidators.

Attendance and Appearance of Parties.

64. Every person for the time being, on the list of contributories of the company left with the Registrar by the official liquidator, and every person having a debt or claim against the company, allowed by the judge, shall be at liberty, at his own expense, to attend the proceedings before the judge, and shall be entitled, upon payment of the costs occasioned thereby, to have notice of all such proceedings as he shall by written request desire to have notice of; but if the judge shall be of opinion that the attendance of any such person upon any proceeding has occasioned any additional costs which ought not to be borne by the funds of the company, he may direct such costs or a gross sum in lieu thereof, to be paid by such person; and such person shall not be entitled to attend any further proceedings until he has paid the same.

65. The judge may from time to time appoint any one or more of the contributories, or creditors, as he thinks fit, to represent before him, at the expense of the company, all or any class of the contribu- tories or creditors, upon any question as to a compromise with any of the contributories or creditors, or in and about any other proceedings before him relating to the winding-up of the company, and may remove the person or persons so appointed. In case more than one person shall be so appointed, they shall unite in employing the same solicitor to represent them.

66. No contributory or creditor shall be entitled to attend any proceedings at the chambers of the judge, unless and until he or his duly constituted attorney has entered in a book to be kept by the Registrar for that purpose his name and address, and the name and address of his solicitor (if any), and upon any change of his address or of his solicitor, his new address, and the name and address of his new solicitor.

Services of Summonses, Notices, &c.

67. Services upon contributories and creditors shall be effected (except when personal service is required) by delivering the notice, or a copy of the summons or order or other proceeding at, or by sending the same through the post in a pre-paid letter addressed to the solicitor of the party to be served (if any) or otherwise to the party

Filing and office copies of affidavits. [ibid, r. 55]

Form of Registrar's certificate. [R. S. C. (England), 1883, order LV, r. 67 substitut- ed for Cons. Ord. XXXV, r. 48]

Time for taking opinion of judge before certificate signed by him. [ibid, r. 69. Note Cons. Ord. XXXV, r. r. 49 to 51 are not revived]

When certifi- cate becomes binding application to discharge or vary it. [ibid, r. 70]

Discharge or variation after lapse of time. [ibid, r. 71]

Register of proceedings.

General Order 1862, v. 57. Consolidated order XXXV,

V. 57 as altered by S. R. C., 1883, (Eng- land) Ord. LV, r. 73]

File of proceedings.

General' Order, 1862, r. 58]

Provisional official liquidator. [ibid, r. 59]

Attendance

of parties. [ibid, r. 60]

Appointment of represen- tative party. [ibid, r. 61]

Particulars to be given before attend-

ance.

[ibid, r. 62]

Service how effected. [ibid, r. 63]

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Name of

person incom- plete. [ibul, r. 64]

Proceedings

on termina- tion.

[ibid, r. 65]

Dissolution of company. [ibid, r. 66]

Deposit of filed proceedings. [ibid, r. 67]

Duties of solicitor. [ibid, r. 73]

Title of petition to reduce capital. [General

Order March, 1868, r. 2]

Certificate before petition placed in list. [ibid, r. 3]

Proceedings after petition presented. [ibid, r. 4]

Advertisement of petition. [ibid, r. 5]

Affidavit as to creditors. [ibid, r. 6]

Contents of affidavit. [ibid, r. 7]

Inspection of list of creditors.

bid, r. 8]

Notice to creditors. [ibid, r. 9]

himself at the address entered or last entered pursuant to the preced- ing Rule; or if no such entry has been made, then, if a contributory, at or to his last known address or place of abode; and if a creditor, at or to the address given by him, pursuant to the foregoing Rule 21; and the delivery and the time of the delivery of such notice, or copy, summons, order, or other proceeding may be proved by the affidavit of the party delivering the same and if such notice or copy, summons, order or other proceeding be sent throught the post as aforesaid it shall be considered as served at the time, the same ought to be delivered in the due course of delivery by the post office, and notwithstanding the same may be returned by the post office.

68. No service under these Rules shall be deemed invalid by reason that the Christian name or name other than the surname or any of the Christian names or other names aforesaid of the person on whom service is sought to be made, has been omitted or designated by initial letters, in the list of contributories, or in the summons, order, notice, or other document wherein the name of such contributory or creditor is contained, provided the judge is satisfied that such service is in other respects sufficient.

69. Upon the termination of the proceedings in chambers for the winding-up of any company, a balance-sheet shall be brought in by the official liquidator of his receipts and payments, and verified by his affidavit; and the official liquidator shall pass his final account, and the balance (if any) due thereon shall be certified. And upon payment of such balance in such manner as the Court or judge shall direct, the recognizance entered into by the official liquidator and his sureties may be vacated.

70. When the official liquidator has passed his final account, and the balance (if any) certified to be due thereon has been paid in such manner as the judge shall direct, a certificate shall be made by the Registrar that the affairs of the company have been completely wound up; and in case the company has not been already dissolved, the official liquidator shall, immediately after such certificate has become binding, apply to the judge for an order that the company be dissolved from the date of such order.

71. When the proceedings for winding up any company have been completed, the file of proceedings and the book containing the official liquidator's account, shall be deposited with the Registrar.

Duties of Solicitor of Official Liquidator.

72. The solicitor of the official liquidator shall conduct all such proceedings as are ordinarily conducted by solicitors of the Court; and where the attendance of his solicitor is required on any proceed- ing in Court or Chambers, the official liquidator need not attend in person, except in cases where his presence is necessary in addition to that of his solicitor, or the judge shall direct him to attend.

Petition to reduce Capital.

73. Every Petition for an order cofirming a special resolution for reducing the capital of a company, and all notices, affidavits, and other proceedings under such petition, shall be intituled in the matter of The Companies Ordinances 1877 and 1886 and of the company in question.

74. No such petition, as mentioned in the preceeding Rule, shall be placed in the hearing list until after the expiration of eight clear days from the filing of such certificate as is hereinafter mentioned in the 85th Rulc.

75. When any such petition as last aforesaid has been presented, application may be made, ex parte by summons in chambers, to the judge for directions as to the proceedings to be taken for settling the list of creditors entitled to object to the proposed reduction and the judge may thereupon fix the date with reference to which the list of such creditors is to be made out, pursuant to the 12th section of The Companies Ordinance 1877 and may, either at the same time or afterwards, as he shall think fit, give such directions as are herein- after mentioned in the 76th and 77th Rules.

76. Notice of the presentation of the petition shall be published at : such times, and in such newspapers as the judge shall direct, so that ? the first insertion of such notice be made not less than one Calendar month before the day of the date fixed as hereinbefore mentioned in the 75th Rule.

77. The company shall, within such time as the judge shall direct, file with the Registrar an affidavit made by some officer or officers of the company competent to make the same, verifying a list con- taining the names and addresses of the creditors of the company at the date fixed as hereinbefore mentioned in the 75th Rule and the amounts due to them respectively.

78. The person making such affidavit shall state therein his belief that such list is correct, and that there was not at the date so fixed as aforesaid any debt, or claim which, if that date were the commence- ment of the winding-up of the company would be admissible in proof against the company, except the debts set forth in such list, and shall state his means of knowledge of the matters deposed to in such affidavit.

79. Copies of such list containing the names and addresses of the creditors, and the total amount due to them, but omitting the amounts due to them respectively or (as the judge shall think fit) complete copies of such list, shall be kept at the registered office of the company and at the offices of their solicitors and agents (if any) in the Colony and any person desirous of inspecting the same may at any time during the ordinary hours of business, inspect and take extracts from the same on payment of the sum of fifty cents.

80 The company shall, within seven days after the filing of such affidavit, or such further time as the judge may allow, send to each creditor whose name is entered in the said list, a notice stating the amount of the proposed reduction of capital, and the amount of the debt for which such creditor is entered in the said list, and the time (such time to be fixed by the judge) within which if he claims to be a creditor for a larger amount, he must send in his name and address, and the particulars of his debt, or claim, and the name and address of his solicitor (if any) to the solicitor of the Company; and such uotice may be delivered by hand or sent through the post in a prepaid letter addressed to each creditor at his last known address or place of abode.

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81. Notice of the list of creditors shall, after the filing of the affi- davit mentioned in the 77th Rule be published at such times, and in such newspapers, as the judge shall direct. Every such notice shall state the amount of the proposed reduction of capital, and the places where the aforesaid list of creditors may be inspected and the time within which creditors of the company who are not entered on the said list, and are desirous of being entered therein, must send in their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any) to the solicitor of the company,

82. The company shall, within such time as the judge shall direct, file, with the Registrar an affidavit made by the person to whom the particulars of debts or claims are, by such notices as are hereinbefore mentioned in the 80th and 81st Rules required to be sent in stating the result of such notices respectively, and verifying a list con- taining the names and addresses of the persons (if any) who shall have sent in the particulars of their debts or claims in pursu- ance of such notices respectively and the amounts of such debts or claims and some competent officer or officers of the company shall join in such affidavit, and shall in such list distinguish which (if any) of such debts and claims are wholly, or as to any and what part thereof admitted by the company, and which (if any) of such debts and claims are wholly, or as to any and what part thereof, disputed by the company.

83. If any debt or claim, the particulars of which are so sent in, shall not be admitted by the company at its full amount, then and in every such case, unless the company are willing to set apart and appropriate in such manner as the Judge shall direct the full amount of Euch debt or claim, the company shall, if the Judge thinks fit so to direct, send to the creditor, a notice that he is required to come in and prove such debt or claim, or such part thereof as is not admit- ted by the company, by a day to be therein named, being not less than four clear days after such notice and being the time appointed by the Judge for adjudicating upon such debts and claims, and such notice shall be sent in the manner hereinbefore mentioned in the 80th Rule.

84. Such creditors as come in to prove their debts or claims in pursuance of any such notice as is hereinbefore mentioned in the 83rd Rule shall be allowed their costs of proof against the company, and be answerable for costs, in the same manner as in the case of persons coming in to prove debts under a judgment or decree in a suit.

85. The result of the settlement of the list of creditors shall be stated in a certificate by the Registrar and such certificate shall state what debts or claims (if any) have been disallowed, and shall distinguish the debts or claims the full amount of which the company are willing to set apart and appropriate, and the debts or claims (if any) the amount of which has been fixed by inquiry and adjudication in manner provided by section 13 of The Companies Ordinance 1877 and the debts or claims (if any) the full amount of which is not admitted by the company, nor such as the company are willing to set apart and appropriate, and the amount of which has not been fixed by inquiry and adjudication as aforesaid and shall shew which of the creditors have consented in writing to the proposed reduction, and the total amount of the debts due to them, and the total amount of the debts or claims the payment of which has been secured in manner provided by the said 13th section and the persons to or by whom the same are due or claimed; but it shall not be ne- cessary to shew in such certificate the several amounts of the debts or claims of any persons who have consented in writing to the proposed reduction or the payment of whose debts or claims has been secured as aforesaid.

86. After the expiration of eight clear days from the filing of such last-mentioned certificate, the petition may be placed in the hearing list upon a note from the Registrar to the Judge's clerk stating that the certificate has been filed and become binding.

87. Before the hearing of the petition, notices stating the day on which the same is appointed to be heard shall be published at such times and in such newspapers as the Judge shall direct.

88. Any creditor settled on the said list whose debt or claim has not, before the hearing of the petition, been discharged or determined, or been secured in manner provided by the 13th Section of The Com- panies Ordinance 1877 and who has not before the hearing signed a consent to the proposed reduction of capital, may if he thinks fit, upon giving two clear days' notice to the solicitor of the company of his intention so to do, appear at the hearing of the petition and oppose the application.

89. Where a creditor who appears at the hearing under the last preceding Rule is a creditor the full amount of whose debt or claim is not admitted by the company, and the validity of such debt or claim has not been inquired into and adjudicated upon under section 13th of The Companies Ordinance 1877 the costs of and occasioned by his appearance shall be dealt with as to the Court shall seem just, but in all other cases a creditor appearing under the last preceding Rule shall be entitled to the costs of such appearance, unless the Court shall be of opinion that in the circumstances of the particular case his costs ought not to be allowed.

90. When the petition comes on to be heard, the Court may, if it shall so think fit, give such directions as may seem proper with refer- ence to the securing in manner mentioned in Section 13th of The Companies Ordinance 1877 the payment of the debts or claims of any creditors who do not consent to the proposed reduction; and the further hearing of the petition may, if the Court shall think fit, be adjourned for the purpose of allowing any steps to be taken with reference to the securing in manner aforesaid the payment of such, debts or claims.

Advertise- ment as to list of creditors [ibid, r. 10]

Affidavit as to result of rules 79 and 80. [ibid, r. 11]

Proceedings where claim not admitted. [ibid, r. 12]

Costs of proof. Libid, r. 13]

Registrar's certificate as to creditors. [ibid, r. 14]

Placing peti- tition in list. [ibid, r. 15]

Advertisement of hearing. Libia, r. 16]

Who may appear. [ibid, r. 17]

Costs of appearance. [lbid. r,18]

Directions at the hearing. [ibid, r. 19]

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Order confirm- ing reduction. [tbid, r. 20]

Forms. [General Order, 1862, r. 69]

Solicitor's fees. [ibid, r. 70]

Court fees. [ibid, r. 71]

Taxation of costa. [ibid, r. 72]

General power

of judge. [ibid, r. 78]

[new]

General prac- tice to apply. [ibid, r. 74]

Time for appeal. [R. S. C. Eng- land Ord. 58, rr. 9, 15]

91. Where the Court makes an order confirming a reduction, such order shall give directions in what manner and in what newspapers, and at what times, notice of the registration of the order and of such minute as mentioned in the 14th section of The Companies Ordinance 1887 is to be published; and shall fix the date until which the words and Reduced are to be deemed part of the name of the company as mentioned in the 10th section of the said Ordinance.

Forms.

92. The forms in use in England as prescribed by The General Orders of November 1862 and March 1868 in relation to joint stock Companies or any subsequent order or Rules of Court in England may so far as circumstances will permit and with such variations as the circumstances of each case may require, be used for the purposes of The Companies Ordinances 1865 to 1886 and of these Rnles.

Fees.

93. Solicitors shall be entitled to charge, and be allowed the fees set forth and referred to in the first schedule hereto, unless the Court or Judge shall otherwise especially direct.

94. The fees of Court set forth and referred to in the second sche- dule hereto, shall be paid in relation, to proceedings in the Court under The Companies Ordinances 1865 to 1886 and shall be collected by means of stamps.

Taxation of Costs.

95. Where an order is made in Court or chambers for payment of any costs, the order shall direct the taxation thereof by the Registrar except on interlocutory applications in cases where the Court deems it proper to direct or award a gross sum in lieu of taxed costs to be paid by any party to any other party.

Power of Judge.

96. The Court and a Judge sitting in chambers, shall have power to enlarge, or abridge the time in these rules prescribed for doing any act, or taking any proceeding to adjourn, or review any pro- ceeding and to give any direction as to the course of proceeding, and in particular such power shall be had and exercised when any creditor contributory or other person upon or to whom any petition summons notice or other document is required to be served, sent, delivered or given or by whom any act is required to be done, is not resident or has no known representative or attorney within the Colony.

General.

97. The general practice of the Court including the course of pro- ceeding and practice of the judges' chambers, shall, in cases not provided for by The Companies Ordinances 1865 to 1886 or these Rules, and so far as the same are applicable, and not inconsistent with the said Ordinances or these Rules, apply to all proceedings for winding-up a company.

98. Notwithstanding any thing in the Hongkong code of civil Procedure to the contrary the time for appealing to the Full Court as thereby defined from any order or decision of any judge sitting alone either in Court or Chambers in the matter of the winding-up of a company under the provisions of The Companies Ordinances 1865 to 1886 or any Ordinance amending the same and of these Rules shall except by special leave of the Court or Judge be limited to twenty-one days. Such period shall be calculated in the case of an appeal from an order in chambers from the time when such order or decision was pronounced or when the appellant first had notice thereof, and in all other cases from the time at which the judgment or order is signed entered or otherwise perfected or in the case of the refusal of an application from the date of such refusal.

THE FIRST SCHEDULE.

Fees and Charges to be allowed Solicitors.

For preparing and drawing up every order made at Chambers and at the Registrar's Office to get the same entered,.. For engrossing every order in addition to the above per folio,. For other duties performed according to any scale of fees and charges or the practice of the Supreme Court for the time being in force

THE SECOND SCHEDULE.

$ 3.00 .10

Court Fees in Judges Chambers.

For every summons,

.75

For every order drawn up by the Judge's Clerk,

1.50

For every advertisement,

5.00

For every certificate,

1.50

For every oath, affirmation, declaration, or attestation upon

honor,

.50

By the Registrar.

For every order made in Court,

5.00

Do.,

Do., in Chambers,.

1,50

For every office copy of an order,....

1.50

Upon the presentation of every petition,

5.00

By the Registrar as Taxing Master.

For every summons but not more than one summons is to be issued on one bill or set of bills unless the Registrar shall think it necssary to issue a fresh summons,

.75

On signing every report and certificate,

2.50

Upon the taxation of every bill of costs as taxed where the

amount shall not exceed $100,............

For every oath, affirmation declaration or attestation upon

honor,....

Upon every additional $100 or fractional part thereof a further

fee of,

2.50

2.50

.50

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LS

W. H. MARSH.

No. 31 OF 1886.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hong- kong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance for preserving an authentic record of the Ordinances of the Colony and for other

purposes.

W

[12th January, 1887.]

HEREAS a collection of the Ordinances of the Co- lony from the commencement thereof down to and inclusive of Ordinance No. 30 of 1886, partly composed of Original Ordinances, and partly of copies in print and manuscript, has been made by, and under the direction of the Commissioners appointed by the Governor for the Revision of the Ordinances, and the same has been certified by the Secretary to the Commissioners, and deposited for safe custody with the Registrar of the Supreme Court, and it is expedient to make provision in respect thereof and for the recording of all future Ordinances and of all Proclama- tions in relation thereto and of all Rules, Regulations, and Orders made under or in pursuance of such Ordinances: Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as The Statute Law Preservation Ordinance, 1886.

2. Ordinances No. 7 of 1864 and No. 10 of 1875 are hereby repealed, but such repeal shall not affect the past operation of the said Ordinances or either of them.

3. The collection of the Ordinances, so deposited as aforesaid, is hereby declared and shall be taken to be a true and authentic record of the Ordinances therein comprised, as if they were all original Ordinances duly authenticated- under the hand of the Governor for the time being and the Seal of the Colony.

4. From and after the commencement of this Ordinance, this and all Ordinances upon receiving the assent of the Governor and all proclamations relating thereto and all such Rules, Orders and Regulations as aforesaid immediately after they have been made by the Governor shall be trans- mitted by the Clerk of Councils, certified under hand of the Governor and the Seal of the Colony to the Registrar of the Supreme Court, for record; and such Ordinances, Proclamations, Rules, Regulations, and Orders shall be deemed and considered in the Colony to be the originals thereof and may be proved in any Court or Judicial proceedings by the production of an examined copy thereof or of a copy certified under the hand of the said Registrar.

5. The said Registrar shall carefully preserve the said collection and shall file all such Ordinances, Proclamations, Rules, Regulations and Orders as may hereafter be trans- mitted to him.

6. Any such Ordinances, Proclamations, Rules, Regula- tions or Orders published in the Gazette and also any copies thereof purporting to be printed by the Government printers, by authority, shall be deemed and accepted as prima facie evidence of the contents thereof.

7. Any person shall be entitled to inspect the said Ordi- nances within the office hours of the Supreme Court on payment of 25 cents for each inspection not exceeding three hours and to take copies or extracts therefrom on payment of 25 cents per folio of 72 words for each copy or extract.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 10th day of December, 1886.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

Assented to by His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, the 12th day of January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Short title.

Repeal.

The collection of Ordinances to form an authentic record of such Ordinances as past.

Recording of Ordinances,

&c.

(see Colonial Rules and Regulations r. 181).

Registrar to preserve them.

Gazette and Government printers copies to be prima facie evidence.

Inspection and copies.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 15.

The following Notice is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

  The following boundary for Ships-of-war anchoring to the West of the Kaulung Peninsula, is published for general information.

Northern Boundary:-A Line running West from a point 24 cables North of the North side of

the Naval Depot till it meets Western boundary.

Western Boundary:-Flag staff at Naval Yard, Victoria, bearing S. 3 E. Southern Boundary:-A Line 500 feet South of Victor Emanuel's buoy running East and West,

meeting Western boundary at about 3 cables from the shore.

  Nothing is to prevent ships proceeding to and from any wharves, that are, or may be erected on the West side of the Kaulung Peninsula, provided such ships, if anchoring, give swinging room to vessels at the Admiralty buoys.

Harbour Department, Hongong, 14th January, 1887.

H. G. THOMSETT,

Harbour Master, &c.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 16.

The following Rule made by the Governor in Council is published under section 17 of Ordinance

18 of 1885.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

RULE

Made by the Governor in Council under Sec. 17 of the Prison Ordinance, 1885, this 14th day of January, 1887.

The following Rule shall be inserted after paragraph 260 of the Gaol Rules and Regulations, dated the 18th day of November, 1885:-

If any male prisoner is guilty of any of the following offences, viz.:-

Mutiny or open incitement to mutiny in the prison, personal violence to any Officer of the prison, aggravated or repeated assault on a fellow prisoner, repetition of threatening language to any Officer or prisoner, and any act of insubordination requiring to be suppressed by extraordinary means, the Superintendent shall have the power to sentence the said prisoner to corporal punishment not to exceed twelve strokes of the rattan.

It shall be the duty of the Superintendent to report at once to the Governor every case of his exercising the power conferred on him by this section.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 14th January, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 17.

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  The following Rule made by the Governor in Council under section 17 of The Prison Ordinance, 1885, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

RULE

Made by the Governor in Council under Sec. 17 of the Prison Ordinance, 1885, this 14th day of January, 1887.

  The Scale of Diet for Chinese and Coloured Prisoners under the Order made by the Governor in Council on the 25th day of June, 1886, is hereby cancelled, and the following Scale is substituted in lieu thereof:

CLASS OF PRISONERS.

1. Male Prisoners with senten-

! ces over 6 months, Remand,

and for Trial,..

2. Male Prisoners with senten- ces of 6 months and under, but over 14 days,

3. Female Prisoners with sen- tences over 14 days, and boys under 16 with senten- ces above 6 months,..

4. Debtors, and First-class Mis-

demeanants,

5. Penal Diet,

6. Reduced Penal Diet,

7. Punishment Diet,

SCALE OF DIET FOR CHINESE AND COLOURED PRISONERS.

COMMON RICE.

OIL. FRESH FISH.

SALT FISH.

VEGETABLES.

CHUT- NEY.

TEA. SALT.

REMARKS.

1 b. 8 oz. oz.

4 OZ., 3 days a

3 OZ., 2 days a

1 lb. 6 oz., 2 days a

1 oz. oz.

oz.

week.

4 OZ.,

1 lb. 0 oz.

oz.

3 days a week.

4 oz.,

week.

2 oz., 2 days a week.

2 OZ.,

wee

2 days a week.

1 oz. oz.

oz.

1 tb.,

1 lb. 4 oz. oz.

1 lb. 10 oz. oz.

3 days a week. J6 oz., alter-

nate days.

2 days a week.

2 days a week.

1 oz. oz.

1 oz.

4

OZ.,

alter- nate days. [

1 lb. 6 oz., daily.

1 oz. oz.

oz.

4 oz. Pork daily.

Oz.

1 lb. 8 oz.

Oz.

1 lb. 2 oz.

OZ.

12 oz.

 The above represents the quantity for two meals, morning and evening: 2 oz. of Rice will be deducted from each Prisoner in No. 1, 2 and 3 and made into Congee, 1 pint of which is to be served at mid-day.

Chinese Prisoners sentenced to Penal Servitude will have 4 oz. Pork, once a week, (on Sundays), after they have served the first 6 months of their imprisonment. Prisoners sentenced to Penal Servitude who are excused Hard Labour by the Surgeon and placed on No. 3 Light Labour will not be allowed Pork, except when ordered in special cases by the Surgeon. Prisoners employed on Public Works will receive the same diet as Penal Servitude Prisoners. When employed at places where the drinking water is liable to drainage pollution, they may be supplied with Rice-water Congee to drink; 11?2 oz. of Rice to each pint of Water.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 14th January, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 18.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Wednesday, the 2nd proximo, for the construction of a Sewer in Ship Street.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For specification and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT. NOTIFICATION.-No. 19.

The following Hydrographic Notice is published for general information.

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,"

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1887.

Government of Queensland.

NOTICE TO MARINERS.

[No. 18 of 1886.]

INNER EDGE OF BARRIER BETWEEN HOLBORNE ISLAND AND THE PALM ISLANDS, AND SHOALWATER OFF CAPE BOWLING GREEN.

Notice, is hereby given, that the following Detached Reefs at the inner edge of the Barrier, between Holborne Island and the Palm Islands, have been examined, and their positions determined, by Lieutenant-Commander Richards, R.N., in H.M.S."Paluma."

   1. A coral reef, which partly dries at half-ebb, and which is 8 miles long, N.W. by W. and S.E. by E., and 3 miles broad. Its S.E. end lies N.W. 211?2 miles from the centre of Holborne Island, and there is an average depth of 25 fathoms close round the reef.

2. A circular patch, about 11?2 miles in diameter, the centre lying N.N.E. distant 30 miles from Cape Cleveland Light- house.

3. A coral patch, 13 miles long, East and West, and 1 mile wide, its centre lying N. E. 30 miles from Cape Cleveland Lighthouse.

   4. A coral reef, situated to the N.N.W. of the last-mentioned patch, 34 miles long, E. by N. and W. by S., and 14 miles broad. Its West and North-West sides are ragged with off-lying patches. The eastern end lies North 331?2 miles. from Cape Cleveland Lighthouse. The depth between this and the former reef is 25 fathoms.

5. The shoal marked "Doubtful," in Latitude 18° 41 S., Longitude 146° 52′ E., does not exist.

   6. At a distance of 1 mile from the Lighthouse on Cape Bowling Green when bearing S. 56° W., the depth does not exceed 9 feet at ordinary low-water springs. Vessels are therefore cautioned to attend to the directions not to shoal the water under 11 fathoms when rounding the Cape.

Department of Ports and Harbours, Brisbane,*15th November, 1886.

G. P. HEATH, Commander, R.N.,

Portmaster.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No, 20.

   The following Notice under the Contagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1887.

FREDERICK Stewart,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ORDINANCE, 1867.

   It is hereby notified that the part of the house hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, the First Floor of No. 32, Hing Lung Street, was, on the 12th day of January, 1887, pursuant to Section 23 of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART,

L.8.

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 12th January, 1887.

Acting Registrar General.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 15TH JANUARY, 1887.

Letters. Papers.

Allen, E. L. B. 2 Abboth, S. H. 3 Allan, W.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 14th January, 1887.

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Johnston, Capt. C. 1 regd. Muston, N.

Letters. Papers.

Perigal, G. C. 1

Rees, J. P. 1 Robinson, J. S. 1

Letters. Papers. Delaroche, J. 5 Deutsch, A.,

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Letters. Papers.

Hennell, Major_8

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Hudson, Capt. J.1

Lantell, P. Liebart,

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Horder, Dr.

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Long Cheong 1 regd.

Peterson, R. G. Punegar, N. E. 1

Ebrahim, M. F. 2

Hickson,Capt.,R A.1

Brand, H.

1 regd.

Houston, Jno. 1

Melaskey, J.

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Rigold, B.

Brown, C.

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Morton, A.

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Rohn,

Brackenridge, Mrs.3

Fletcher, Chas. 4

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Jackson, W.

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Menzies, T.

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Jones, L. E. 1

Martin, F.

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Francis, F. W. 1

Rowley, J. L. 1 Rich, T.

Martin, C. S. T. 1

Cheung Yuen 5 regd.

Carr, W.

Gibson, W.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 21.

The following Annual Report of the Postmaster General, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GENERAL POST OFFICE, HONGKONG, January 1st, 1887.

  SIR, I have the honour to report upon the working of the Post Office in Hongkong and China during the year 1886.

  2. The exchange of Parcels with the United Kingdom established towards the end of 1885 has worked with great regularity and smoothness, whilst the steadily increasing numbers of parcels forwarded show that it is appreciated by the public. During the year under review 3,136 parcels have been forwarded from Hongkong to London, whilst 3,516 have been received, making a total of 6,652 parcels exchanged, almost without a complaint of any kind. There have been, of course, as it was foreseen there would be, a few false alarms* of missing parcels, and early in the year some parcels were damaged by an accident on the mail steamer. The damage, however, was trifling, and compensation was paid in the only case where real harm was done. By the last mail in the year* several parcels were received in a damaged state from having been put into a box with a package con- taining, pomatum, which had of course melted, and which should not have been forwarded, unless in soldered tin. As far as is known at present, even in this case no serious damage resulted to the con- tents of the parcels. With these exceptions the parcels have all turned out in good order. It is observed that books are now often sent by Parcel Post, presumably because they do not get knocked about as do articles which are forwarded in mail bags. The London Post Office complains of the insecure way in which many parcels are packed by the senders, leading to the breakage of their con- tents on the way, and also of the inaccuracy with which contents are described.

                                    Thus a parcel stated by the sender to contain silk handkerchiefs and a gold ring is found on examination to contain six silk handkerchiefs, a tea cosy, a gold ring, a bead necklace, a puzzle and a pair of ivory solitaires. Perhaps this notice may tend to induce more care as to both of these matters.

  3. The limit of weight for parcels to the United Kingdom and a good many other countries has been raised from 7 to 11 lb., whilst facilities have been provided for forwarding parcels to most of the countries of Europe, to Egypt, and to a good many British Colonies. Direct parcel exchanges with Malta and Gibraltar have also been established. Negotiations have been commenced with several of the Australian Colonies for the establishment of an exchange of parcels, and these are progressing favourably.

  4. The number of Transit Parcels, as they are called (that is of parcels sent to or from Colonies and foreign countries through London) has not been great. Possibly the circuitous route, and the necessarily somewhat high charges may have acted as deterrents. The following return shows the exchanges of Transit Parcels for the year.

Sent. Recd.

Sent.

Recd.

Sent. Recd.

Ascension.....

Austria.

1

Denmark.....

6

Malta....

2

...

...

1

...

Egypt...

4

Norway

8

...

Belgium

British Guiana...

Canada

3

Germany

153

Sweden

8

Cape Colony...... 6

156

Gibraltar..

2

2

Switzerland.

7

5

Holland

3

1

...

2

Jamaica

1

Trinidad Victoria (Austr.)

1

1

...

Totals,......212

6

* Every week a sheaf of letters is received from various Post Offices representing that this or that Registered Article has not reached its destination. The same stereotyped answer is always sent, that it was delivered on such a day, and that the addressee signed a receipt for it. Nothing further is ever heard of these complaints, which generally arise from the senders' not having allowed time for the arrival of the corres- pondence. A case was recently noticed in which a person resident in France had registered a letter for Peking, and then within one week from the date of posting had complained of its non-delivery there

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5. By far the greater number of parcels sent home contain presents of some kind, whilst the greater number of those sent out contain supplies, such as hosiery, clothing, &c. The largest parcel mail despatched was that of November 8th (the Christmas mail) by which 314 parcels, weighing 588 b. (net)* were forwarded. The largest parcel mail received was that which arrived here on December 17th, with 246 parcels weighing 642 lb.

6. A new mail service between Bremerhaven, Brindisi, Shanghai and Japan has been commenced by the packets of the North German Lloyds line. The fact that these packets start only once every four weeks, and that their departures from China coincide very nearly with those of the French mails prevents this line being a very important factor in the mail routine, but it has been possible to establish, by its means, a direct Parcel Post to most countries of the Continent of Europe. There was no parcel post to several important European countries (France for instance) whilst the others were served by a circuitous route via Gibraltar and London. Only six parcels were despatched by the German Packet which left on December 27th. It might be well for German residents in China, who are desirous of getting out any small articles from Germany, to let their friends in that country know that they can now forward parcels not exceeding three kilogrammes in weight to Hongkong or Chinese ports at a fixed postage of Fr. 4.25 per parcel.

7. The following figures as to the arrivals of the first two German mails in London may be of interest.

French Mail.. German Mail

French Mail..

German Mail ...

Left Hongkong September 2.

September 3. .September 30.

October 1..

‧Days

Arrived in London

October 4

313

October 5

31

November 1 November 4

32

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8. A correspondence has taken place between the Imperial Post Office, the Colonial Office, and this Government, as to the renewal of the Contract for transporting the English mails between Brindisi and Shanghai. There were only three offers, those, namely, of the P. & O. Co., of Mr. ALFRED HOLT, and of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. One of the tenders of the first-named Company has been accepted, the mails to be carried for £265,000 a year for ten years. The report of this Department on the subject will be found in the Appendix (B).

9. Although the proposed trans-pacific line of steamers between Hongkong and British Columbia will not do much for this Colony so far as postal matters are concerned, its establishment is to be desired on many other grounds. Since the Pacific mail packets commenced running between this port and San Francisco, correspondence with Canada has increased in the most marked manner, chiefly owing no doubt to the numbers of Chinese who have settled in Victoria (B. C.) and elsewhere.

10. The dispute between the Pacific mail Company and the United States Government, which led to the discontinuance of carrying inward mails from San Francisco by the Company's vessels, has been adjusted, and the mails now arrive by every steamer from San Francisco as before. The inconvenience of having the return mails frequently despatched from here on the day fixed for the leaving of the English or French packet still continues.

11. There has been no extension of Money Order business during the year, which is not a matter of regret, as the Money Order system was really growing too fast for the limited resources of the Department to keep pace with it. It has been found absolutely necessary to have more clerical assistance in the Money Order Office, and this has been provided without very much difficulty. The want of room, however, is increasingly and severely felt, and a simple remedy is not so easy to devise. The business of the Money Order Office, like too much of the work of this Department, is carried on in a dark and crowded corner, where literally there is often not room to turn, and where every square inch is economised as if it were a ship's cabin.

12. This want of room is yearly becoming a more serious question. The Sanitary Board has pointed out that the quarters inhabited by the Chinese staff are overcrowded. They certainly are according to European ideas, even according to Chinese ideas there is not much room to spare. When foreign countries begin to claim their International right to have direct Parcel exchanges with Hongkong, it will be very difficult to see where the necessary room is to come from. A little additional space may be gained by building, and by a re-arrangement of verandahs &c., and then (unless it were possible to put on an additional storey) the limit will have been reached, and at much sacrifice of light and air.

The Colony will be face to face with a demand for a new Post Office. The present building was finished in 1865, and was evidently intended to be final. When the office is rebuilt it should be constructed, not for existing needs, but for those of twenty years later.

13. The Secretary of State has consented, in view of the representations of this Department, to allow the employment of unsalaried probationers, in the Post Office only. Postal work is distinctly work which has to be learnt, a beginner, however intelligent, is somewhat worse than useless; he gets in the way, has to be shown everything, and he makes mistakes. Hence the desirability of having an extra hand always in training, so that when a vacancy does occur it has not to be filled by a raw recruit.

* With the boxes, thesc parcels weighed nearly half a ton.

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  14. It may perhaps be permissible to point out how, in this Office, unlike most other Post Offices, everything has to be filtered through two languages, one of which at least is but very imperfectly understood by many of the clerks who use it. At home a postman reads the address on a letter and delivers it accordingly. Here he depends on one or two hastily written Chinese characters, and if there happens to be a similarity in sound between the name as dictated, or as written, and some other name (Hooper and Cooper, Tai-ku and Tai-kun for instance) the chances of a mistake are very great.

*

15. A Committee consisting of the Acting Harbour Master, the Director of the Observatory, and the Postmaster General was appointed to examine into the question of signalling the English mails from Kowloon Point. It was found impossible to devise any efficient and inexpensive signal which would not clash with the weather signals made at that station. It was therefore recommended that the use of the Kowloon Point gun for mail signals should be discontinued. Fortunately no inconvenience has arisen from the arrival of an unsignalled mail, a circumstance which may be due to an unusual freedom from fog during the year. It is to be hoped that some day all difficulties of this kind will be obviated by telegraphic communication with the projected Gap Rock lighthouse, which would give the community here four hours notice of the approach of the mail.

  16. In the meantime a direct telephone line between this Office and the Peak signal station is much to be desired. What with clouds, night fall, flags blowing straight on end, and other circumstances, the Post Office too often obtains the minimum rather than the maximum of information from the Peak.

  17. There have been two casualties during the year. The steamer Douglas was lost on February 10th with coast mails on board, which were not recovered. Communication between the Coast Ports and Hongkong having been interrupted for several days by the Chinese New Year holidays. the mails were unfortunately exceptionally heavy. The Madras was lost with a mail for this Office from Nagasaki. Most of the correspondence was subsequently recovered by H. M. S. Midge, and forwarded to destination.

18. The service to Japan has gone on fairly well, the mails having been forwarded without many excessive delays. The English mail of January 22nd was sent on to Kobe in the City of Rio (via Yokohama). It would have been better to keep it here a couple of days longer for the Zambesi, but at the time of its despatch it was not known when that vessel would start. The English mail of September 3 was sent to Yokohama in the Claymore, whereas it should have been kept for the Stettin. The German service was a little new at the time, the Stettin was not notified, and it escaped notice that there would be a German Packet leaving within a day or two. As far as is known these were the only occasions on which this Office failed to secure the earliest opportunity for a mail for Japan except one instance (the French mail for Yokohama of October 22nd) in which it was so doubtful which steamer would arrive first that this office would not take the responsibility of diverting the mail from its ordi- nary route via Kobe. Against these may be set the fact that, on July 13th, the Agent of the Pacific Mail Co. courteously detained the San Pablo for the arrival of the English mail, thus saving the Yokohama community a delay of probably at least two days.

19. The abolition of accounts with the London Office, referred to in the last Annual Report as under consideration, has been carried out, and our relations with the United Kingdom are now simply those of the Postal Union, with a special payment of £6,000 a year in addition. The saving of labour, copying, &c. is very considerable.

  20. The state of several of our Postal Agencies, specially those of Amoy and Foochow, was taken into serious consideration by the Government on the earnest representations of this Department. It was felt that the existing condition of affairs could not be allowed to go on, and that, unsatisfactory as it might be for Hongkong to be saddled with the whole expense of improving these Agencies, improved they must be-or abolished. ? The Estimates for this year would accordingly have embodied provision for a considerable increase of staff at Amoy, had not a proposal been made which promised an entirely new departure.

21. This was a proposal from Mr. Commissioner KOPSCH, on behalf of the Chinese Government, to take over, as a step towards the establishment of a national Post Office, the Postal work carried on by this Government at eight of the Treaty Ports of China. The report of this Department on that proposal will be found in the Appendix (C).

22. Mr. KOPSCH's scheme has of course raised much discussion, especially in Shanghai, where a public meeting was convened to consider the matter. The tone both of this meeting, and of the articles and correspondence in the newspapers, was most fair, reasonable, and moderate. Some of the objections raised possess much force, though only one has as yet been put forward which can be regarded as a real obstacle to the proposal.

  * A letter was handed to a Chinese postman who was told to take it to Mr. X. "Do you mean long-bearded X?" he asked. The name being one that did not lend itself to Chinese pronunciation, the soubriquet of long-bearded X. had been invented to prevent errors. The same difficulty applies to names of streets, &c. Richmond Terrace is called the New six houses, West Terrace the Old six houses, the Albany is Figure 1 Row (because of its shape), Pedder's Hill is the Two Flagstaffs (though there are no flagstaffs there now), the Wellington Barracks are called after a Chinese character 1) which their ground plan is supposed to resemble.

  ?These remarks must not be taken as implying any reflection on the officers in charge of the Agencies in question, whose only fault was their inability to do impossibilities, er to be in two places at once.

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  23. How China may elect to develop her Postal system is not in any special way the affair of Hongkong, but a single remark on the subject may perhaps be allowable. To demand that so huge an Empire shall be covered with a network of courier services organised by the Imperial Government before that Government may attempt the much more modest task of carrying on the small coast service at present conducted by this Colony, is, as one of the speakers at Shanghai graphically put it, like insisting that a boy shall not go near the water till he has learned to swim. Any successful postal system in China must begin from the coast, and with steamer communication. It may then possibly be pushed up the rivers as steamers are admitted to them, and extended to a few of the shorter land routes, especially as railways are introduced. To make haste slowly should be the motto, and the avoidance of huge schemes like a pestilence the policy of the Chinese Post Office of the immediate future.

  24. Should the proposal of the Chinese Government not be accepted, it will be absolutely necessary to improve our Postal Agencies. They cannot be left as they are. On the other hand, no suggestion to open additional agencies at the expense of this Government should be entertained.

  25. The time has perhaps arrived when something should be done to bring the Chinese correspon- dence transmitted to and from this Colony more under control. There can be no doubt that the revenue suffers serious loss from the smuggling of thousands of Chinese letters, not to Chinese ports where there is no national Post Office to receive them, but to San Francisco, Australia, the Straits Settlements, and other places where efficient Post Offices exist. The subject is surrounded with difficulties, and the sweeping measures so often advocated, besides being ruinously expensive, would make the Postal Department here a nuisance and a hindrance to trade which would not be tolerated for a week. The function of a Post Office is to facilitate, not to hinder business. Proposals of a practical nature have, as you are aware, been submitted to the Government in this matter, and they are at present under consideration.

The Honourable F. STEWART.

Acting Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

APPENDIX.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

(A.)-APPROXIMATE STATISTICS FOR THE YEAR 1886.

Supplied to the International Bureau of the Postal Union, Berne.

A. LISTER, Postmaster General.

INTERNATIONAL.

LOCAL.

COMPARISON WITH 1885.

DESCRIPTION OF CORRESPONDENCE.

TOTAL.

De-

Received.

spatched.

De- spatched.

Received.

Total in 1885.

Increase. Decrease.

Ordinary paid letters,

538,500 403,700 61,100

52,600 1,055,900 1,095,000

*

39,100

Unpaid and short paid Articles,

9,600

22,300

2,400

15,800

Letters on Postal Business,

1,100

600

1,200

1,100

Post Cards,

1,300

2,500

2,100

1,000

50,100 46,000 4,000 4,350 9,900 13,000

4,100

...

*

*

350 3,100

Do. with prepaid reply,

Newspapers and Periodicals,.

118,700

243.200

35,100

15,000

412,000 510,000

*

Books, Circulars, Prices Current, &c.,

197,300

8 2,000

14,000

10,800

304,100

410,000

Patterns,

4,800

2,900

300

8,000

16,160

*

98,000

* 105,900

8,160

Commercial Papers,

....

Registered Articles,

21,700

30.300

3,400

3,500

58,900

57,874

1,026

Letters with value declared,

Registered Articles with Return Receipt,

Parcels,

200 3,136

4,200 3,516

50

50

4,500

2,262

2,238

966

888

8,506

1,570

6,936

   * The figures in the above table are obtained by multiplying the amount of correspondence forwarded during 28 days by 13. The results are very fortuitous and these decreases are probably more apparent than real. The sale of postage stamps, a much more satisfactory test, shows a steady increase.

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No. 33.

GENERAL POST OFFICE, HONGKONG, June 16th, 1886.

SIR,-I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter No. 939 of yesterday's date, referring to me for an early report the Secretary of State's Despatch No. 57 of May 14, with its enclosures respecting the proposed new contract for the Eastern Mail Service.

  2. This subject has been so long under discussion, and is presented by the London Post Office in so clear a light, that there appears to be no doubt as to the course the Colony should pursue. In recommending that the Telegram enclosed in draft should be forwarded without delay, I have the pleasure of knowing that I am in accord with the views of the Legisla- tive Council and of the Chamber of Commerce.

3. That draft Telegram deals with four points.

(1.) The best tender to accept.

(2.) The contribution of Hongkong. (3.) The Canadian route.

(4.) The hour of departure from Hongkong.

  4. As to the best tender to accept, Lord WOLVERTON's lucid report leaves no question open. I am very glad to see that no experiments are to be tried in the way of leaving the mails to be conveyed, on any portion of the route, by chance

steamers.

  5. As to the contribution of Hongkong, the Colonial Office has already raised the question whether, if the Imperial Government effects a saving, the Colonies should not share it. The Imperial Treasury replies, Ceylon, yes; Singapore and Hongkong, nt. Hongkong's equitable share of the loss was assessed at £12,000 odd, and the Colony has been allowed to pay only £6,000. Unless the saving to the Imperial Government amounted to lowering the expenditure by more than half, this sum could not be reduced. This appears to be a fair way of regarding the matter, and I think this Colony should be content to stipulate that it is not to be asked for more than £6,000.

6. As to the Canadian route, the Imperial Post Office confirms what I have held since first I looked into the proposal. The service would be slower by three days than that via Suez, and unless fortnightly, and timed to alternate regularly with the French packets, could not possibly replace those of the P. & O. As an alternative route it might be of some service, but unless the homeward packet left .ere within three days of the departure of the English and French Mails, even this small advantage would be lost.

  7. The question of the hour of departure may seem a small one, but it is not so in reality, for it must be remembered that

any inconvenience caused by an unsuitable hour will recur fortnightly till it is removed. It is better therefore to attend to the point now than to have discontent and memorialising by and by. It is very desirable that the P. & 0. packets, like those of the Messageries line, should leave at noon. The hour of departure of the French packets cannot be altered, on account of saving daylight at the mouth of the Saigon river. Having consulted with Mr. McEwEN, the only member of the Chamber of Commerce I can get hold of this morning, I consider that a uniform noon departure of both mails would meet the wishes of the business and general community, and would do away with the long and fatiguing day now caused fortnightly by the later hour fixed for the departure of the English Mail.

The Honourable F. STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

(C.)

I have &c.,

A. LISTER,

Postmaster General.

No. 29.

GENERAL POST OFFICE, HONGKONG, May 26th, 1886.

SIR,-I have the honour to enclose a copy of a letter addressed to me by Mr. H. KOPSCH, one of the Commissioners of Customs under the Chinese Government, and a special Commissioner for Postal purposes in China. Mr. KopSCH enquires whether, in view of an extension to all the Treaty Ports of the Customs Postal Service which has been for some years in existence in China, and the intended establishment of a Chinese national Post Office, this Department will withdraw its Postal Agencies from the Ports of Hoihow, Canton, Swatow, Amoy, Foochow, Ningpo, and Hankow, and its Post Office from Shanghai.

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2. I enclose a copy of the reply I forwarded to Mr. KOPSCH, pointing out that these Agencies are in reality Agencies of the Imperial Post Office.

3. As His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government will probably think it necessary to refer this matter to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, for the consideration of the Imperial Post Office, I permit myself to offer a few words on this proposal.

4. It seems to me that one main consideration should be kept in view, namely the convenience and welfare of the communities at the various Treaty Ports, which perhaps include more of our fellow-countrymen than of any other nation, the convenience and welfare of their correspondents in other parts of the world, and the interests of trade. The experience of more than eleven years in dealing with the only organised Post Offices in the Far East (until the Japanese Offices were established) convinces me that it is desirable in these interests to accept the proposal of the Chinese Government if possible. 5. Extra-territorial Post Offices may be described as necessary evils, and evils which should be got rid of as soon as the necessity for their continuance is removed. The objections to them must be so well known to H. M. Government that I need not here recapitulate them. In China they have certainly been free from one disadvantage attaching to them elsewhere they have not, hitherto, wounded national susceptibility. But it is quite possible they may eventually do so, and that before very long.

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  6. The Hongkong Government maintains, under very great disadvantages, eight Post Offices in China. They are worked (except at Shanghai) by Consular Officers, whose Consular duties naturally have to take precedence. Able and diligent as most of these gentlemen are, their frequent removals, and the pressure of other duties inevitably stand in the way of the attainment of any very high degree of efficiency. By the time a Postal Agent has learnt his duties he is due for transfer to another port.

  7. The Post Offices at most of the Ports, being in the Consulates, are too far removed from the business parts of the Settlements to be really efficient. Only this morning, in looking into a question relative to Swatow, I am reminded that a letter cannot be registered there without sending a messenger across a (frequently tempestuous) stretch of sea which under the most favourable circumstances it takes an hour to cross and re-cross.

8. Another great disadvantage is that the Hongkong Government of course cannot enforce any Postal Regulations in Chinese Ports. The residents send their letters by the mail if they think fit to do so; if not, and more generally, they send them on board the steamers. Too often the chief function of the Post Office seems to be to take the blame if anything goes

wrong.

  9. The Customs Authorities propose to replace this very inadequate service with Post Offices at 23 ports (including all those at which this Office maintains Agencies). At most if not all of these Ports all the facilities this office can offer would be given to the public, and I cannot doubt that those facilities would eventually be much extended.

  10. The Customs would bring to the task very much larger staffs, officers on duty night and day, buildings in the heart of the business quarters, steam-launches, facilities for boarding steamers both on arrival and departure, the power of search, and, most important of all, the sanction of the national authority, which would allow of the making and enforcing of regulations, such as exist in most ports elsewhere.

11. I am aware that a proposal to hand over Postal business to any one not under the immediate control of the British with 8 Government will be regarded by some persons, even by some persons whose opinions are entitled to great respect, feeling of little less than horror. Very much the same prejudice existed with regard to the withdrawal of our Post Offices from Japan some years ago. If, since that withdrawal, there has ever been a syllable of complaint from the foreign communities in Japan, I have not heard of it; and if there are Post Offices that do their work better than the Japanese Offices do, I have yet to be made acquainted with them.

  12. Moreover the way in which the Customs Postal Agencies have been managed so far ( of which I feel I am to some extent in a position to speak), the way in which the whole work of the Customs is done, and the manner in which the lighting of the coast of China has been accomplished and maintained-all these forbid the supposition that Postal work, which only requires ordinary care and attention, would be unsafe in the hands of the Customs establishment.

13. I therefore most cordially recommend the acceptance of the proposal put forward by Mr. Kopsc?. 14. With regard to Mr. KorscH's further questions numbered 2 and 3, I may report as follows;-

15. It is not likely that anything can be definitely arranged so early as January, 1887.

  16. Supposing foreign Post Offices withdrawn, but China not for some time subsequent to their withdrawal admitted to the Postal Union, the position would be this; China would be a Non-Union Country, the correspondence originating in which would find its way to the rest of the world through two Union Countries, Hongkong and Japan, the bulk of it through Hongkong.

17. It would be far more satisfactory than making any special and temporary arrangements for Hongkong at once to treat China as if it were a Union Country, that is to say:-

(a.) Correspondence posted at Chinese Post Offices would be prepaid in any stamps the Chinese Government chose to use, would be forwarded by Hongkong as paid to destination, and the Chinese Post Office would keep all the sums it collected by way of postage on such correspondence.

(b) Once a year till China should enter the Postal Union, or once in three years after such entry, observations would be made in Hongkong, during 28 days, of the amount of correspondence originating in China passing through. The totals of these observations would be multiplied by 13.

(c.) 'China would pay Hongkong the actual sums this Colony would be out of pocket from having forwarded the correspondence at its own expense, plus transit rates of 2 fr. per kilogramme for letters and 25 centimes per kilogramme for other objects. In the case of correspondence made up into closed mails these transit rates would not be charged.

(d.) With regard to correspondence for China from foreign countries, the expenses of transit would be arranged by Hongkong with the countries of origin, which are responsible for such expenses, and the correspondence would reach Chinese Offices as paid.

18. This is precisely the course which has been adopted with regard to the Colony of Macao, the Post Office of which used to be regarded as a kind of semi-recognised agency of this Office. The financial results are, I should imagine, satisfactory to that Colony.

19. A great number of details will require settlement in the event of the acceptance of this proposal, but it is useles, to attempt to deal with them at present. I will only say that I know of none incapable of satisfactory adjustment. Fos the information of the Imperial Post Office I may add that the almost daily communication between this port and Shanghair and the possession by the Chinese Government of a line of steamers will prevent any difficulty as to the conveyance of mails, even if both the English and French Mail lines should cease to operate further than Hongkong.

20. The desirability of simplifying Postal matters at Shanghai, where, in a moderate-sized settlement, there are half a dozen different Post Offices, is a point on which I have reported so often that it is needless now to say more about it.

I have &c.,

The Honourable F. STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

A. LISTER, Postmaster General.

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[L.S.] W. H. Marsh.

By His Excellency WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Officer Administering the Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

Whereas a despatch has been received from The Right Honourable EDWARD STANHOPE, M.P., HER MAJESTY'S Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, conveying to me HER MAJESTY'S Gracious Confirmation and Allowance of the following Ordinance, namely:-

No. 24 of 1886, entitled-An Ordinance to authorise the Appropriation a Supplementary Sum of One hundred and Twenty-three thousand Seven hundred and Ninety-eight Dollars and Eleven Cents to defray the Charges of the Year 1885.

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

By Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Given at Government House, Hongkong, this 20th day of January, 1887.

Acting Colonial Secretary.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL No. 11.

FRIDAY, 14TH JANUARY, 1887.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, C.M.G.,

Administering the Government in the absence of His Excellency SIR GEORGE FERGUSON BOWEN, G.C.M.G.

His Honour the Chief Justice, (SIR GEORGE PHILLIPPO, Knt.)

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (FREDERICK STEWART.)

the Acting Attorney General, (EDWARD JAMES ACKROYD.)

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALFRED LISTER.)

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the Surveyor General, (JOHN MACNEILE PRICE.)

HENRY GEORGE THOMSETT, R.N.

PHINEAS RYRIE.

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WONG SHING.

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JOHN BELL-IRVING.

ALEXANDER PALMER MACEWEN, (vice the Honourable THOMAS JACKSON,

on leave).

CATCHICK PAUL CHATER, (vice the Honourable FREDERICK DAVID SAS-

SOON, on leave).

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 7th instant, were read and confirmed,

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PROCLAMATION.

[L.S.] W. H. Marsh.

By His Excellency WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Officer Administering the Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

Whereas a despatch has been received from The Right Honourable EDWARD STANHOPE, M.P., HER MAJESTY'S Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, conveying to me HER MAJESTY'S Gracious Confirmation and Allowance of the following Ordinance, namely:-

No. 24 of 1886, entitled-An Ordinance to authorise the Appropriation a Supplementary Sum of One hundred and Twenty-three thousand Seven hundred and Ninety-eight Dollars and Eleven Cents to defray the Charges of the Year 1885.

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

By Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Given at Government House, Hongkong, this 20th day of January, 1887.

Acting Colonial Secretary.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL No. 11.

FRIDAY, 14TH JANUARY, 1887.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, C.M.G.,

Administering the Government in the absence of His Excellency SIR GEORGE FERGUSON BOWEN, G.C.M.G.

His Honour the Chief Justice, (SIR GEORGE PHILLIPPO, Knt.)

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (FREDERICK STEWART.)

the Acting Attorney General, (EDWARD JAMES ACKROYD.)

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALFRED LISTER.)

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the Surveyor General, (JOHN MACNEILE PRICE.)

HENRY GEORGE THOMSETT, R.N.

PHINEAS RYRIE.

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WONG SHING.

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JOHN BELL-IRVING.

ALEXANDER PALMER MACEWEN, (vice the Honourable THOMAS JACKSON,

on leave).

CATCHICK PAUL CHATER, (vice the Honourable FREDERICK DAVID SAS-

SOON, on leave).

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 7th instant, were read and confirmed,

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1887.

  VOTES PASSED BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Acting Colonial Secretary laid upon the table the Report of the Finance Committee, (No. 1 of 1887), on the following votes recommended therein, and moved that the items be passed:-

C.8.0.

1716 of 1886. Telegraph line to connect the Observatory with the Time-Ball Tower,

C. O. Desp. Increase to Salary of Inspector of Schools,...

66 of 1886.

The Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and passed.

$300.00 ..$600.00

  PAPERS.-The Acting Colonial Secretary, by direction of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, laid upon the table the following papers:

1. Correspondence respecting the proposal of the Legislative Council for making public the

Proceedings of the Finance Committee, (No. 7).

2. The Postmaster General's Report for 1886, (No. 37).

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR PROMOTING THE REVISION OF THE STATUTE Law BY REPEAL- ING CERTAIN ENACTMENTS WHICH HAVE CEASED TO BE IN FORCE OR HAVE BECOME UNNECESSARY.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a first time.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE LAW RESPECTING DEFAMATORY WORDS AND LIBEL.On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a first time.

  BILL ENTITLED THE POST OFFICE ORDINANCE, 1886.-The Treasurer moved that the Standing Orders be suspended, and that the Council go into Committee on this Bill by reading the marginal notes of it only, so far as the clauses which contained no new matter were concerned, the other clauses being read in extenso.

The Acting Colonial Secretary, seconded.

Question-put and passed.

The Council then went into Committee on the Bill.

Bill reported with amendments.

  The Treasurer then gave notice that at the next Meeting of Council he would move the third reading of this Bill.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE PROMISSORY OATHS ORDINANCE, 1869.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council went into Committee on this Bill.

Bill reported without amendment.

  The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would move the third reading of this Bill.

  NEW BILLS.--The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next Meeting of Council, he would move the first reading of the following Bills:----

(a.) An Ordinance for the Suppression of the Triad Society and other Secret Societies and for

the Punishment of the Members thereof.

(b.) An Ordinance to regulate the carrying and possession of arms.

(c.) An Ordinance for the more effective Prevention of Crimes.·

  POSTPONEMENT OF THE OTHER ORDER OF THE DAY.-The Acting Attorney General moved that the other Order of the Day be postponed.

Question-put and passed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council was then adjourned to Friday, the 21st instant, at 4 P.M.

Read and confirmed, this 21st day of January, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

W. H. MARSH, Administering the Government.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 22.

The following Bills, which were read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held yesterday, are published for general information.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1887.

  VOTES PASSED BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Acting Colonial Secretary laid upon the table the Report of the Finance Committee, (No. 1 of 1887), on the following votes recommended therein, and moved that the items be passed:-

C.8.0.

1716 of 1886. Telegraph line to connect the Observatory with the Time-Ball Tower,

C. O. Desp. Increase to Salary of Inspector of Schools,...

66 of 1886.

The Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and passed.

$300.00 ..$600.00

  PAPERS.-The Acting Colonial Secretary, by direction of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, laid upon the table the following papers:

1. Correspondence respecting the proposal of the Legislative Council for making public the

Proceedings of the Finance Committee, (No. 7).

2. The Postmaster General's Report for 1886, (No. 37).

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR PROMOTING THE REVISION OF THE STATUTE Law BY REPEAL- ING CERTAIN ENACTMENTS WHICH HAVE CEASED TO BE IN FORCE OR HAVE BECOME UNNECESSARY.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a first time.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE LAW RESPECTING DEFAMATORY WORDS AND LIBEL.On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a first time.

  BILL ENTITLED THE POST OFFICE ORDINANCE, 1886.-The Treasurer moved that the Standing Orders be suspended, and that the Council go into Committee on this Bill by reading the marginal notes of it only, so far as the clauses which contained no new matter were concerned, the other clauses being read in extenso.

The Acting Colonial Secretary, seconded.

Question-put and passed.

The Council then went into Committee on the Bill.

Bill reported with amendments.

  The Treasurer then gave notice that at the next Meeting of Council he would move the third reading of this Bill.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE PROMISSORY OATHS ORDINANCE, 1869.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council went into Committee on this Bill.

Bill reported without amendment.

  The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would move the third reading of this Bill.

  NEW BILLS.--The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next Meeting of Council, he would move the first reading of the following Bills:----

(a.) An Ordinance for the Suppression of the Triad Society and other Secret Societies and for

the Punishment of the Members thereof.

(b.) An Ordinance to regulate the carrying and possession of arms.

(c.) An Ordinance for the more effective Prevention of Crimes.·

  POSTPONEMENT OF THE OTHER ORDER OF THE DAY.-The Acting Attorney General moved that the other Order of the Day be postponed.

Question-put and passed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council was then adjourned to Friday, the 21st instant, at 4 P.M.

Read and confirmed, this 21st day of January, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

W. H. MARSH, Administering the Government.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 22.

The following Bills, which were read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held yesterday, are published for general information.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1887.

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance for the Suppression of the Triad Society and other Secret Societies and for the Punishment of the Members thereof.

Be advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as fol-

E it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the

lows:- ?

1. This Ordinance may be cited as The Triad and Secret Societies Ordinance, 1887.

2. The Triad Society and other Secret Societies by whatever name known, are hereby declared to be unlawful societies, and any person achg as manager or office bearer, or assisting in any way in the conduct of the busi- ness of, or in managing the affairs of any such unlawful societies shall be guilty of a misdemeanour and shall be liable upon conviction in the Supreme Court to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or to imprisonment for any period not exceeding twelve months with or without hard labour, or to both fine and imprisonment; and any person who is a member of, or who attends and takes part in any meeting of any such unlawful society, or who subscribes or pays money, or gives aid or procures from others subscriptions, money or aid, for or towards the maintenance of any such unlawful society shall be liable upon conviction in the Supreme Court to a fine not ex- ceeding five hundred dollars, or to imprisonment for any period not exceeding six months with or without hard labour, or to both fine and imprisonment."

3. All meetings of the said Societies are hereby declared to be unlawful and prohibited accordingly.

4. It shall be lawful for any Magistrate or Justice of the Peace to enter with or without assistance or to order any Police Officer or other person, in his presence, or by warrant under his hand and seal to enter with or without assistance, using force in either case if necessary, into any dwelling-house or other building, or into any place in which he may have reasonable ground to believe that a meeting of any society declared by this Ordinance to be unlawful is being held, contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance, or that five or more persons belonging to any such illegal society are unlawfully assembled, and to arrest or cause to be arrested all persons found at any such meeting or assembly, and to search the premises and seize or cause to be seized all books, papers, documents, flags, insignia, arms and other articles which he may have reasonable cause to believe to belong to any Society, or to be in any way connected with the purposes of the meeting or assembly.

5. All persons so arrested and all articles so seized may be detained in custody till they can conveniently be brought before a Magistrate, where they shall be dealt with accord- ing to law.

6. If, at any such meeting or assembly, any oath, or any engagement, obligation, or promise relating to the objects of any unlawful society be administered to or ten- dered to any person, or if any form of oath be found or if copies of any Rules or Regulations or engagements, obli- gations or promises, or lists or names of members of any society, or if any insignia, banners, writings, paintings, drawings or other articles relating or belonging to any unlawful society be found, the finding thereof or the fact of an oath or an engagement, obligation, or promise having been administered or tendered at the meeting or assembly, shall be prima facie evidence that the meeting or assembly was an unlawful assembly.

7. Any person attending an unlawful assembly as de- fined in this Ordinance knowing that the assembly was an unlawful assembly, and any person continuing to attend such an assembly after having been warned by any Magis- trate, Justice of the Peace, or Police Officer that the assembly is an unlawful assembly, shall be liable on conviction in the Supreme Court to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars, or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for any period not exceeding six months, or to both.

8. Any person knowingly allowing an unlawful assem- bly, or a meeting or assembly contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance, to be held in any house, building, or place belonging to or occupied by him or over which he has control, shall be liable on conviction in the Supreme Court

Penalty fo managers.

Penalty for members.

Meetings unlawful.

Magistrate, &c., may enter house, &c., where unlaw- ful meeting held. (Straits. Settlement Ord. 19 of 1869, s. 8.)

And may arrest and seize persons and property found.

Persons and property so seized to be taken before Magistrate. (Straits Settle- ments Ord, 19 of 1869, s. 9.)

What to be deemed prima facie evidence

of unlawful assembly. (Straits Settle- ment Ord, 19 of 1869, s. 10.)

Penalty for attending unlawful assembly. (Straits Settlement Ord. 19 of 186 s. 11.)

Persons allow- ing unlawful assembly in their premises. (Straits Settle- ment Ord. 19 of 1869, s. 12.)

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1887.

Penalty

Members of a society. (Straits Settle- ment Ord. 19 of 1869, s. 25.)

Presumptive

proof of membership. (Straits Settle-

ment Ord. 4 of

1882. 8. 5.)

Masonic Lodges ex- cluded.

Persons joined in ignorance,

&c.

Repeal.

Ordinance 22 of 1884, sec. 2.

Penalty for being found carrying deadly weapons. [Ordinance 14 of 1870, sec. 18 altered.]

Governor may grant licence to carry arms. [Ordinance 22

of 1884,,sec. 3.]

Proviso.

Police may arrest without

warrant any

person carry-

ing arms.

[Ordinance 22

of 1884, sec. 4.]

Unlawfully possessing offensive weapons, &c. [Ordinance 14 of 1845, sec. 12.]

No person to keep in any house, store, &c., more than fifteen lbs. of gun- powder. [Sub-sec, 10,

sec. 37 of 8 of 1879.j

to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars or to six months' imprisonment with or without hard labour, or to both.

9.-The words Member of a Society shall denote a per- son who having been admitted therein according to the Rules and Regulations thereof, shall have paid an entrance. fee or a subscription, or shall have attended two or more meetings of the Society as a member, or shall have signed the roll or list of members of the society, or otherwise shall have become recognised as a member by the Rules and Regulations of the Society, and shall not have resigned or withdrawn from pr been expelled from the Society, and shall include all managers and office bearers.

10. When any of the boners, insignia, or writings of any society declared by this Ordinance to be unlawful are found in the possession, custody, or control of any per- son, it shall be presumed, till the contrary is shown by such person, that he is a member of such unlawful society. 11. This Ordinance shall not apply to any duly con- stituted Masonic Lodge.

12. No person shall be considered as coming within the provisions or intent of this Ordinance who shall have joined the Triad or any other Secret Society in ignorance of their designs or under the influence of terror.

13. Ordinances 1 and 12 of 1845 are hereby repealed.

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance to regulate the carrying and possession of arms.

Baivint the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:

E it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the

1. This Ordinance may be cited as The Arms Ordinance, 1887.

2. In this Ordinance the expression arms includes any description of fire-arms, also any sword, cutlass, spear, pike, bayonet, dagger, or other deadly weapon, also any part of any arms as so defined.

3. Every person who shall without reasonable excuse, the proof of which shall lie upon him, carry any arms about him, whether by night or day, shall be liable on Summary Conviction thereof, to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for any period not exceeding six months, and such weapon shall be forfeited to the Crown.

4. The Governor in Council may from time to time at discretion grant licences to carry arms subject to such conditions to be specified in the licence as to the Governor in Council may seem fit, and may from 、time to tim?, at discretion reyoke any such licence.

Provided that this section shall not prevent the owner of any trading or fishing junk who has given security to the Harbour Master under section 38 of Ordinance 8 of 1879 from having without licence on board of his junk such arms as are reasonably necessary for the protection of such junk on the high seas.

5. Any person carrying or reasonably suspected of carrying any arms in contravention of this Ordinance may be arrested without warrant by any Police Officer, and conveyed as soon as reasonably can be, before a Magistrate in order to his being dealt with according to law.

6. Every person who shall have in his possession any spear, bludgeon, or other offensive weapon or any crowbar, picklock, skeleton key, or other instrument fit for unlawful purposes, who shall be unable to give satisfactory account of his possession thereof, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars, or in the discretion of the Presiding Magistrate to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding one month.

7. It shall not be lawful for any person, without the permission in writing of the Governor, to keep for any time however short within any house, store, godown, or other place on land, a larger quantity of gunpowder that fifteen pounds. Every person contravening against this section shall on Summary Conviction thereof be liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars or to imprisonment not ex- ceeding one month.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1887.

8. All importers of, and dealers in arms shall be bound to register their names and places of business at the. Central Police Station, and shall take out a licence, for which an annual sum of ten dollars shall be charged; and all im- porters of, or dealers in arms not registering their names and taking out such licence shall be liable, on summary conviction thereof, to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or to imprisonment not exceeding one month.

9. All importers of, and dealers in arms shall be, bound on or before the Sixth of every month to furnish to the Captain Superintendent of Police a statement of all arms imported or bought by them during the previous month.

*

10. Any person making a false return of arms imported or bought, shall on conviction thereof before a Magistrate be liable to a fine not exceeding fifty dollars or to imprison- ment not exceeding ten days.

11. All importers of, and dealers in arms failing or refusing to make such return shall be deemed to be in possession of all arms found in their house, store or godown contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance, and shall be liable on Summary Conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or to imprisonment not exceeding one month.

12. Upon the trial of any information for furnishing such false return the Magistrate may if he thinks fit, issue a warrant to search any house, store or place where such arms are alleged to be kept or stored, and any Police officer to whom the said warrant is directed may with or without assistance and using force if necessary enter any house, store or place in the said warrant mentioned and search for such arms.

13. A Magistrate may by warrant authorise any person named in such warrant to search in any houses, buildings, ships, vessels or places for any arms suspected to be therein in contravention of this Ordinance.

The person so named in such warrant with such consta- bles and other persons as he calls to his assistance, may at any time enter into any house, building, ship, vessel or place and there execute the warrant, and in case admittance is refused or is not obtained within a reasonable time after it is first demanded, such persons may enter by force in order to execute such warrant, The person executing such warrant shall before executing the same if so desired pro- duce the said warrant.

Any arms, carried, had or found under circumstances which contravene this. Ordinance, may be forthwith seized and shall be forfeited to Her Majesty.

14. The Governor may establish a central store or ma- gazine for the safe keeping and storing of all arms and ammunitions, and shall give notice in the Government Gazette of such selection and of the situation of the said store or magazine.

15. It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council dur- ing the continuance of any Proclamation issued under the provisions of The Peace Preservation Ordinance of 1886, to.order the removal to the said central store of all arms in the possession of any importers or dealers in arms, or of such arms only as in the opinion of the said Governor in Council are not in safe keeping or custody. All orders made under this section shall forthwith be published in the Government Gazette.

16. Any person refusing after the publication of such order to deliver up any arms, the removal of which to th? said central store shall have been ordered by Section 15 of this Ordinance shall on conviction before a Magistrate be liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or to imprisonment for any period not exceeding six months with or without hard labour,

17. The Governor in Council may from time to time make and when made, revoke, alter or add to all rules or rogulations necessary for carrying out this Ordinance.

18, The following Ordinances are hereby repealed :-

Ordinance 14 of 1845, Section 12. Ordinance 14 of 1870, Section 18.

Ordinance 8 of 1879, Section 37 Sub-section 10.

Importers or dealers in arms to register themselves.

All importers

of or dealers in arms to

furnish return every month.

Penalty for making false return.

Penalty for refusing to make such retur ns.

Power of Magistrate

to issue war- rant to search for arms.

Magistrate may issue warrant for search of

arms,

[Ibid, altered]

Arms found or carried to be forfeited.

Governor may establish central store for arms, &c.

Governor may order removal to central store of all

arms.

Penalty for refusing to deliver up arins.

Power of Governor to make rules.

Repeals.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 23..

  Notice is hereby given that Monday the 24th instant, being the Chinese New Year's Day, will be observed as a Holiday throughout the Government Departments.

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 24.

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to appoint provisionally, and until further orders, FRANCIS HENRY MAY, Esquire, Passed Cadet, to be Acting Assistant Colonial Secretary and Acting Assistant Auditor General.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. -No. 25.

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to grant to Major- General ALEXANDER HERMAN ADAM GORDON (retired) Superintendent of Victoria Gaol, four months' vacation leave and three months' leave of absence on half salary.

Consequent on the granting of such leave, His Excellency has been pleased to make the following temporary appointments:

9

NORMAN GILBERT MITCHELL-INNES, Esquire, Assistant Registrar General, to be Acting

Superintendent of Victoria Gaol.

THOMAS ERCOMBE SMITH, Esquire, Passed Cadet, to be Acting Assistant Registrar General.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 26.

The following copy of a proclamation respecting the opening to trade of the ports of Vinh and Fai-Fo in Annam, received from the Acting French Consul, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1887.

COPIE.

Protectorat de l'Annam et du Tonkin.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Le Resident General de la Republique Francaise en Annam et au Tonkin.

Vu les articles 3, 4 et 12 du traite du 6 Juin, 1884.

Arrete :-

Les ports de Vinh et de Fai-Fo sont ouverts au commerce.

Un bureau de Douane est ouvert a Vinh et place sous la direction du Chef du service des Douanes de l'Annam et du Tonkin.

 Un poste de douanes relevant du bureau de Tourane et place sous la direction du Chef du service des Douanes de l'Annam et dy Tonkin est ouvert a Fai-Fo.

Hanoi, le 2 Janvier, 1887.

Le Resident General p. i.

Signe :-P. VIAL.

Pour copie certifiee conforme,

Le Gerant du Consulat,

J. RIGOREAU.

Hongkong, le 19 Janvier, 1887.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 27.

57

The following Rules made by the Governor in Council, under the provisions of Ordinance 5 of 1883, are published for general information.

Any breach of these Rules renders the offender liable to a penalty of $25, or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for three months, under section 5 of the Ordinance.

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1887.

Rules made by the Governor in Council under the provisions of Section 4 of Ordinance 5 of 1883. (The Vehicles and Public Traffic Ordinance, 1883.)

1. Licences for public vehicles shall be issued by the Captain Superintendent of Police, who may, in his discretion, refuse to issue any licence. Not more than 500 licences for jinrickshas shall be current at any one time. Every Licence shall be taken out half-yearly or for the residue of the current half-year, and shall expire on the thirty-first day of May or on the thirtieth day of November, and the holder thereof shall be subject to the following rules.

2. The following fees for Licences shall be paid :-

(a.) For every wheeled vehicle,

(b.) For every chair,.......

(c.) For every driver or bearer of a vehicle.........

3. No Licence shall be transferable.

#

$6.00

1.00

0.30

4. No holder of a licence for a vehicle shall let out his vehicle to any bearer or driver not being the holder of a lawful licence as bearer or driver.

5. Every licensed vehicle shall have thereto affixed, or painted thereon in such conspicuous places as the Captain Superintendent of Police directs, the number of its licence in figures not less than two inches in length.

6. No jinricksha licensed for the first time after the publication of these Rules shall exceed 36 inches in breadth between the wheels, or shall have tires to such wheels of less breadth than 14 inch. Such tires must be flat, not bevelled, and the hood of such jinricksha must afford a clear height from the upper

side of the cushion of 41 inches.

7. The driver or bearer of every licensed vehicle shall wear conspicuously a distinguishing badge bearing the number of his own licence. Should such badge be made of leather or metal, or of both, the Captain Superintendent of Police may demand a deposit of twenty-five cents for each badge, such deposit to be returned to the owner on the expiry of his licence and the return of the badge.

8. For each jinricksha there shall be two licensed drivers, who need not, however, both be in charge of the vehicle at the same time.

9. Each licensed driver or bearer of a vehicle shall be photographed, free of cost to himself; one copy of such photograph shall be attached to his licence, and one shall be retained by the Captain Superin- tendent of Police.

10. The licensee of every vehicle shall attend with his vehicle at such times and places as may be directed by the Captain Superintendent of Police for the inspection of such vehicle, and shall not leave such place of inspection until authorised to do so by the Captain Superintendent of Police.

11. The Captain Superintendent of Police may require the licensee of any vehicle to provide, and attach to such vehicle in such manner and in such place as the Captain Superintendent of Police may direct, a list of the authorised fares for such vehicle, of such material and pattern as the Captain Superin- tendent of Police may direct.

12. The Captain Superintendent of Police may refuse a licence in respect of any vehicle which in his opinion is not as to repairs or cleanliness in a state fit for public use, or for any misconduct on the part of the owner or driver or bearer. If a licence has been granted he may, for either of the above- mentioned reasons, withdraw the same and cause it to be forfeited.

13. The Captain Superintendent of Police may refuse a licence in respect of any driver or bearer who in his opinion is improperly clothed. If a licence has been granted he may, in such case, withdraw the same and cause it to be forfeited.

14. Every Person obtaining a licence for a vehicle shall give, upon receiving his licence, security in the sum of fifty dollars by the bond of himself and of some person or persons to the satisfaction of Captain Superintendent of Police, for the appearance at any time of the licensee and also of the driver or bearers of the vehicle when they shall respectively be thereunto required, and for his duly paying all fines which shall be imposed in respect of the vehicle or the driver or bearer thereof, and all damages which may be recovered for injuries committed in respect of the vehicle or by the driver or bearer thereof; the bond to be in such form as the Captain Superintendent of Police shall require.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1887.

15. The fares to be charged for public vehicles shall be such sums as the Captain Superintendent of Police shall, by a table of fares to be set up in some conspicuous place in his office, from time to time direct, and a copy thereof shall be inserted in every licence to be granted under these Rules and it shall be also affixed in a conspicuous place on every such vehicle. Such table of fares, or any alteration of the same, shall, before the same shall come into operation, be approved by the Governor in Council.

  16. The driver or bearer of a licensed vehicle shall not without reasonable cause refuse, when i nemployed, to accept hire.

  17. The driver or bearer of a licensed vehicle shall not demand more than the authorised fare for the hire of his vehicle.

18. The driver or bearer of a licensed vehicle shall travel with reasonable speed.

  19. The driver or bearer of a licensed vehicle shall not leave his fare before the completion of the engagement of such fare.

20. The driver or bearer of a licensed vehicle shall not use insulting language or behave rudely. 21. The driver or bearer of a licensed vehicle shall not sit or lie in, or in any way occupy his own vehicle.

22. Every licensed vehicle, when plying for hire or engaged after eight o'clock at night, shall carry a lamp of such description as the Captain Superintendent of Police shall direct.

23. All property left in any vehicle shall be taken forthwith to the Central Police Station and handed over to the police authorities, who shall cause the goods to be publicly advertised in the usual manner, and if claimed, the same shall be handed over to the owner claiming it, subject to a deduction of five per cent. on the value (to be given to the driver bringing the same to the Police) to be ascer- tained in case of difference by the Captain Superintendent of Police; and if the same shall be un- claimed at the expiration of three months from the date of the loss, the Captain Superintendent shall, as soon thereafter as conveniently may be, cause the said goods to be sold in such manner as he shall think best, and the Captain Superintendent shall deduct out of the proceeds of each sale a sum equiva- lent to ten per cent. on the proceeds of the sale of such goods, and shall pay the amount to the driver or bearer who shall have.brought the said goods, and subject thereto the said proceeds shall be paid into the Treasury.

  24. The persistent solicitation of passengers is strictly forbidden, as is also obstruction to the free transit of passengers, especially at hotels, or the wharves, or other landing places.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 21st January, 1887.

Half hour,

Three hours,..

FEES FOR PUBLIC VEHICLES.

CHAIRS.

I.-IN VICTORIA, WITH TWO bearers.

.10 cents. One hour,

.50

29

Six hours,.....

Day (6 A.M. to 6 P.M.) $1.

If the trip is extended beyond Victoria, half fare extra.

II. BEYOND VICTORIA, WITH FOUR BEARERS.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

20 cents,

70

""

*

Hour, Three hours,

....

.0.60 cents. ..$1.00

1

Six hours,

Day (6 4.M. to 6 P.M.),..

.$1.50 $2.00

Quarter hour,

Half hour,.

JINRICKSHAS.

(WITH SINGLE DRIVER).

..05 cents.

Hour,

10

"

Every subsequent hour,

.15 cents.

10 "

NOTE. Victoria extends from Mount Davis to Causeway Bay and up to the level of Robinson Road. If the vehicle is discharged beyond these limits half fare extra is to be allowed for the return journey. Extra bearers or drivers and extra, bours to be paid proportionate sums.

1

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 28.

59

  The following Tables and Papers connected with the examination of the First Class held at the Government Central School are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1887.

MORRISON SCHOLARSHIP.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

100 100 100 | 100 | 100 | 100 | 100 | 100 | 100 | 100 | 100 | 100 100

100

1,400

FIRST CLASS.

Algebra..

Arithmetic.

Composition.

Dictation.

Euclid.

General Intelligence.

Geography.

Grammar.

History.

Map-Drawing

Mensuration.

Reading.

Translation Chinese into English.

into Chinese.

Translation English

Total Number of

marks.

1. Ho Man Ying,

50

2. Wong Hing Yau,

92

3. Lo Cheung Shiu,

64

4. Wong Fan,

69

5. Fan U Hung,.

88888888

UNTON

78 88 82 67

76

99

78

68

82

59 85 58 74

58

79

68 78

40 71 90

88888888

53 86 70

76

58

72 77 56

42

78

6. Osman Madar,

36 42 80

7. Li Tak Yung, 8. Au Shiu Mo, 9. Wan Chung Iu, 10. W. H. Howard, . 11. J. Remedios,

12. Chiu Ho Ping,

64 76 78

32

93 64 48 50 80 35 30 24 77 53 78 90 83 65 50 75 81

94 50 78 69

60

63

13. Ip Tsung Ki,

12 50 81

75 98 100 91 90 88 100 45 89 90 83 76 92 57 50 89 69

85

80 61 90 75 86 60 77 54 59 68 73 79 50 87 70 90 70 65 69 76 47 54 79 60 78 83 56 50 55 77 93 56 52 62 58 40 83 56 60 91 56 73 78

98

888

93 100 97 93

89 91 95 73

100 89

68 94

52

75

54 90 71

88

40 80

85

96 60

64 84

95

90 95

88 94

34 88 68

80 80

.....

14. Wong Ping,

36 63

68

38

74

15. Wong Tsau Shing,

12

60 76

40

54.

56

'16. F. Hyndman,

60

84 82 32

97

52

50 67

21 45 70 59 50 50 51 57 50 66 57

94 84 67 75

64 88 85 69

17. Ng Chak Tong,

32

52 93

50

52

42 53 63 56 52

16 80 91

18. Hu Shing Cheung,

36

19. J. Graca,

30

20. Un Yuk Tai,

21. A. Hoosein,

34

22. Taherally,

37

50

60 61 20 83 33 40 54 61 52 84 76 32 89 70 50 50 73 60 62 80 32 434 78 52 63 25 56 53 67 29 34 72 50 18 36 77 84

63 95

52

90

61 57

88 55

20 97

69 50

23. Fung Tin Cheuk,

40 24 71 41

50

36

53

55 42 58 60

56

50 97 10

16 93

24: Chau Un Nam,

6220

48 35 55

50 28 55 68 50

72

25. A. Alarakia,

26. Tsang Ch?ng,

50 52

8 11 76 82 12 46 53 50 71 50

67 42

28 21 24 18 72

...

27. Wong Kwok U,..............

4 16 70 32

28. Fung Tin Tai,

14 12 59

29. T. Wallace.........

12. 18 81 92

222

20

:::

25 29

80

20

20 50

40

50

3283

24

285

50 72 65

50

16 99 29

90 16 75 54 16 78

65

55

74

: *JNU:*578: 29: 8288:: GANONGD88

88R

86 1,133

74 1,129 88 1,105

1,068

72 65

1,024

75

976

80

967

84

950

75

938

24

926

10

879

64

869

65

864

844

86

76

820

10

811

76

808

67 60

787

15

769

88

62

762

18

50

754

50

739

50

59

693

66

71

680

56

72

79

188588

659

93

629

67

600

56

591

52

577

30. To Yan,

31. V. Herbst,

50 50

32. Chan Shiu Pang,

28

33. Wong Wing Yan, 34. Shiu Chan Pong, 35. Ho Kam Yung,

82:

57

20 64

59

20 36 35

28:298

18

50

12

44

10

16 32 29 4

11 38 40 20 8 25 18 39 50 68 10 8 14 29 30 25 50

*2***

30 11 11 38

22 50 17

9 19

38 25 56

????? ???? ??

52 35

15 53 16

50 51 35

19:3

8+*88*

42

45

12

68

60

46 25

75 50

38 50

888589

50

489

56

475

50

456

57

446

50

424

45

367

STEWART SCHOLARSHIP.

Translation Translation

Elocution. Dictation.

Composi- tion.

Grammar.

CLASS I.

History. Chinese to English to

English.

Total.

Chinese.

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

700

1. Ho Man-ying,

91

82

2. Lo Cheung-shiu,

97

68

3. Wong Fan,....

91

70

4. Wan Chung-iu,

84

53

5. Osman Madar,

94

93

888

88

85

75

98

86

605

79

90

89

93

86

76

92

95

77

.76

96

95

80

75

86

52

75

???

604

583

556

555

6. Wong Hing Yau.............

45

68

78

88

90

93

74

536

* Stewart Scholar.

60

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 22ND JANUARY, 1887.

BELILIOS SCHOLARSHIP.

Reading.

Dictation. Composition. Grammar.

History.

Total.

CLASS I.

100

100

100

100

100

500

1. J. Remedios, .

94

94

81

77

93

439

2. Osman Madar,

94

93

80

75

86

428

3. Lo Cheung-shiu,

97

68

79

90

89

423

4. Ho Man-ying,

91

82

88

85

75

421

5. Wong Fan,

91

70

86

76

92

415

6. Wan Chung-iu,'.

84

53

77

76

96

386

CLASS I.-ARITHMETIC.

Tuesday, 9-12.

1. What is the least weight that can be weighed exactly by each of the following weights 3 cwt.,

1.cwt. 1 qr., 3 qrs., 1 qr.

20 lbs.?

2. A man invests in the 3 p.c. at 86, and sells at 94. How much Stock had he to sell, if he finds his

capital increased by £175?

3. Divide £78.13.0 among three people, so that 8 times the first share, 9 times the second, and 10

times the third may all be equal.

4. If 5% p.c. is lost by selling steel nibs at 1s. 5d. the gross, how much p.c. would be gained or lost

by selling them at 1s. 1d. a hundred.

5. Find the True Discount on a Bill for £55.10.1 drawn at 10 months, on March 31st, but discounted

August 31st, at 10

p.c.

6. At what rate p.c. Compound Interest will any capital double itself in 12 years?

7. If 18.69 Mark and 13 Marks 6 Roubles; how many Roubles with 365 Marks will be required

to settle a bill for £50 on which 5 p.c. discount is allowed?

8. A can dig a trench in half the time B can, B in two thirds of the time that C can; all together

could dig it in 6 days; find in what time each could dig it alone.

CLASS I.-GRAMMAR.

Tuesday, 2-4.30.

1. Distinguish the Infinitive in "-ing" the Participle in

Adjective in "-ing."

-ing," and the Participial Noun and

2. Nouns are said to be used as Adverbs. When? How may this use be explained?

3. Illustrate the effect produced by the insertion or ommission of the Definite and Indefinite Articles. 4. Convert into Indirect Narration?

He said to her "Shall I meet you to-morrow?"

He said to the boys "Run and see what is the matter."

5. Derive any six of the following; Daisy, Gossip, Icicle, Manure, Nostril, Orchard, Prince, Quandary,

Tawdry, Vinegar, Walrus, Jeopardy.

6. Under what circumstances is it lawful to use a Conjunction with Relative Pronouns ? 7. Analyse:

A new Prometheus chained upon the rock

Still grasping in his hand the fire of Jove It does not hear the cry, nor heed the shock,

But hails the mariner with words of love.

8. Parse the underlined words in the following

Lo how bright

Through the deep purple of the twilight air

Beams forth the sudden radiance of its light.

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9. Paraphrase:

Good friend thou hast not cause to say so yet. But thou shalt have; and creep time ne'er so slow. Yet it shall come for me to do thee good.

I had a thing to say-but let it go;

The sun is in the heaven and the proud day, Attended with the pleasures of the world, Is all too wanton and too full of gauds, To give me audience.

CLASS I.-ALGEBRA.

a

b

-b

1. Find the value of

a

a+b b

Wednesday, 9-12.

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a b a

2. Show clearly which of the following fractions are Proper and which Improper.

(x ? y)2 (x+y)2 x2+y+

x-m+a

x-m

x2+ax+a2 (x + a)2

1

3. What fraction added to the sum of

and

a (a-b) (a-c)

1

(c-b)

1 abc

c (c-a) (c-b)

4. What ratio must 'x' have to 'y' for the following expressions to form an equation

bxy (a+b) (y-x

ax (x?y)+xy (a?b)

b (x-y)

5. (a.) An Officer formed his men into a square 4 deep, if the formation had been 3 deep there would

have been 10 men more in the front rank.

X

a

X 2b

5. (b.) Solve -2+ b +

6. (a.) If I sell of my goods at

p.e. my total loss is 2 p.c. would be increased 1 p.c.

a

(a - b)2

ab

How many men had he?

certain rate of loss p.c., and the remainder at certain rate of gain But, if I were to exchange the rates of gain and loss my total loss Find the rates.

6. (b.) Reduce to their lowest terms 7. (a.) Solve

x2-x-12

a3-b3 x+5x+6 a3 + 2a2b+2ab2 + b3 ;

;

x1-x3 + 2x2-x+1

2x1 - 2x3 + x2 + x ?1 ·

3

6

CO

1

(1) +

2

X y 5

3 5 5 2x 3y

A

1

6

(2) x'-5x=9+vx5x+11

7. (b.) A farmer buys oxen and sheep, 55 heads in all for £490. How many oxen were there,

seeing each ox cost £13.13.4, and a sheep £3.4.0.

CLASS I-COMPOSITION.

Wednesday, 5th 2-4.30.

What advantages to the Scholars, and to the Community at large, may be expected to be derived from the establishment of the Government Scholarship?

CLASS 1-EUCLID.-(BOOKS I. II.)

Thursday 9-12.

1. Any two sides of a triangle are greater than the third.

2. If two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the other, each to each, but the base of the one greater than the base of the other; the angle contained by the sides of the one which has the greater base shall be greater than the angle contained by the sides equal to

them of the other.

Prove that if a scalene triangle be divided into two equal parts, these parts cannot coincide.

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3. Parallelograms upon the same base and between the same parallels are equal to one another.

What is the great practical use of this Theorem?

4. If the square described upon one of the sides of a triangle be equal to the squares described upon

the other two sides of it, the angle contained by these sides is a right angle.

5. (a.) Divide a triangle into three equal parts by lines drawn from a point in one of the sides.

5. (b.) All the interior angles of any rectilineal figure together with four right angles, are equal to

twice as many right angles as the figure has sides.

6. (a.) If a straight line be divided into two equal parts and also into two unequal parts; the rec- tangle contained by the unequal parts together with the square on the line between the points of section, is equal to the square on half the line.

6. (b.) The opposite sides and angles of a parallelogram are equal to one another, and the diameter

bisects it

7. (a.) If a straight line be bisected and produced to any point the square on the whole line thus pro- duced, and the square on the part of it produced, are together, double ot the square on half of the line bisected, and of the square on the part made up of the half and the part produced.

CLASS I-GEOGRAPHY.

Thursday 2-4.30.

1. Write the names of the 6 Northern English counties and 6 Northern Welsh counties.

2. Where are the following places situated, and what interest is attached to them.

Balmoral, Canterbury, Cashel, Eton, Glencoe, Greenwich, Holyrood, Maynooth, Stone-

henge, Windsor.

3. Name in each case, four great sights that should be seen by any visitor to London, Edinburgh,

Dublin.

4. Describe carefully the courses of the Gt. Ouse, Forth and Shannon.

5. Where are passengers bound, who go to Gt. Grimsby, Harwich, Holyhead, Folkstone, Queenstown.

6. Which are the chief towns in the British Isles engaged in wool, cotton or linen manufacture,

classify them.

7. Describe carefully the Northern Mountain System of England.

8. What circumstances are necessary to produce

1. An Eclipse of the Sun.

2. Neap Tides.

9. Explain avalanche, bore, declination, zodiac.

CLASS I-MENSURATION.

Friday 9-12.

1. ABCD is a rectangle, AB 39 ft. BD-24 ft. The side DC is produced to E a distance of 6

ft. If BE is joined, cutting AC in F, find the length of FE.

2. The area of a triangular plot is 7266 sq. ft. the sides are in the ratio 5: 6: 7, find their length.

3. Find the diameter of a regular hexagon whose area is 64.95 sq. ft.

4. Find to the nearest inch the diameter of a sphere whose volume is 5 times that of another sphere,

whose diameter is 5 ft.

5. Find to the nearest cubic inch, the volume of a pyramid whose base is a square and all whose

edges are 7 ft.

cone

6. A bullet is formed of a cylinder inch in diameter and ? inch long, tipped with a

3 inch high; how many such bullets can be made out of a lead pipe 3 inch thick, and 7 inches long, the diameter of the bore being 24 inches.

3.

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CLASS I. HISTORY. Friday 2-4.30.

1. Draw a parallel between the characters of the first Monarchs of the House of Stuart and of the

House of Brunswick; also between the opening events of these reigns.

2. With what conspiracies were the following associated Sir Walter Raleigh, Earl of Strafford, Duke of

Monmouth, Earl of Derwentwater.

3. What circumstances induced and attended the Restoration of Charles II.

4. What wars were terminated, and what results secured by the Treaties of Ryswick, Utrecht, and

Aix la Chapelle.

5. Give a sketch of the career of Lord Nelson.

6. What charges were brought against Warren Hastings.

7. Which of the monarchs from James I. to George III. were sons of their immediate predecessors on

the throne.

獎懈

CLASS I. TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH.

如客有他工也

或題調中

家扣

救子不

如是也

吝獎勸焉此用人之方鼓舞之具所當 有懈惰者則立予警戒倘能慢改又不 他所工價高者務令工人心愈勇往 工銀必?加增職役必?超升或薦往

Saturday, 8, 9-10.30.

題或東家?助者也倘有亟需或娶妻 治有資此等會中之銀皆各工人簽 之入會過有病則會中請醫調治之會 銀亦可?助其費用令工人

病東家先使

利之戈

合故亙原

利令志昏惟貨寶是好者輒思歸已 之故以啟戰爭之釁者比比皆然更有 戈亙相殘賊耳試觀歷代之君因土地 推原其故皆由得之心以致日尋于 察動以智勇相矜不務修德競欲力? 爾我之形崝跋扈之?也無如後世不 而崇主來降蓋以推誠致信有以泯 舞干七旬而苗民來格周原修好再駕 下自然和協遐邇莫不相安所以虞廷 文以偃武不向殺伐之威文德誕數上

再者凡工人預

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量迫以

作深為抱助?之助 感調苦隨有銀 力激 之悛 勝樂

或其?

將需

薦儕盡 患? 銀娶人

倘往輩力難有漸妻簽人會

已更土尋

有地干?

CLASS I--TRANSLATION INTO CHINESE.

· - Saturday, 8th, 10-12.

In the eastern city there is much more quiet. Their manners are sober, formal, and stately; arising partly, I believe, from the famous and universal dogma of obedience. There is, indeed, hardly any other law. The subject, the wife, the son, the slave obeys: to hear is to obey. This principle of unhesitating, unquestioning obedience leads to quiet. There is no contradiction. There is nothing to talk about. There is nothing like politics. There is no public opinion, of course; for that is based upon private opinion, and determined, resolute will. This extraordinary quiet and solemnity of demeanour may arise partly, also, from a sense of danger. Every man has arms, and has the right both of wearing and of using them: and no man makes a journey, be it only to a neighbouring village, without sword and pistols,

1. imminent

2. sortie

3. undulating

CLASS I-MAPDRAWING.

Monday, 10th, 9.30-12.

4. invulnerable 5. dilating

6. carousers.

Draw from Memory as fully as you can the Map of England and Wales.

CLASS I. DICTATION.

Monday, 10th, 9-9.20.

The authority of the knight, though exerted in that odd manner which accompanies him in all circumstances of life, has a very good effect upon the parish, who are not polite enough to see anything ridiculous in his behaviour; besides that the general good sense and worthiness of his character make his friends observe these little singularities as foils that rather set off than blemish his good qualities.

故先王耀德不觀兵常期雍熙之樂修

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As soon as the sermon is finished, no body presumes to stir till Sir Roger is gone out of the church. The knight walks,down from his seat in the chancel between a double row of his tenants, that stand bowing to him on each side; and he every now and then inquires, how such an one's wife, or mother, or son, or father does, whom he does not see at church; which is understood as a secret reprimand to the person that is absent.

CLASS I-GENERAL INTELLIGENCE.

Monday, 2-4.30.

1. Reduce £9,949.19.63 to farthings by the quickest method you can devise.

2. Add one digit to 97651, so that it may be exactly divisible by 18.

3. Explain the following, Boer, Boomerang, Canon, Corral, Harpoon, Kraal, Lasso, Quadroon, Suttee,

Tapir.

4. Explain the following signs and contractions %; xd; POO; Cr; Div; Ult.

5. State in plain English the meaning of the following lines from Tennyson.

There runs a shallow brook across our field,

For twenty miles, where the black crow flies five.

6. What Nouns correspond to the following Verbs redeem, solve, defer, depend, exhale, excuse, expand,

permit, ignore, satisfy, deceive, fly, seek, devise.

I

7. Write in order a list of the dynasties of China from Fuk-hi to the present day.

8. Quote with necessary explanations in English the passages ending, and

馬不進也

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 29.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Tuesday, the 1st proximo, for the farming of the existing Government Cattle Depot at Kennedy Town, for the remainder of the present year, 1887, on the conditions mentioned below.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender, and reserves to itself the right of extending the Depot, and letting such extended portion thereof in such manner as it shall deem fit.

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial. Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1887.

CONDITIONS ON WHICH THE EXISTING CATTLE DEPOT AT KENNEDY TOWN WILL BE LET.

1. The Lessee shall be entitled to the use and occupation of the whole of the present Cattle Depot including the Coolie Quarters attached to it.

2. The Lessee shall be entitled to a fee not exceeding 2 cents for each head of cattle that enters the Depot, and a fee not exceeding 2 cents for every day that such animal shall remain in the Depot not including the day of entry.

3. Except in cases of emergency and with written permission from an Inspector of Markets, no more cattle will be admitted into the Depot than can be accommodated in the stalls set apart for their reception.

  4. The Lessee shall cause, the Depot to be thoroughly cleansed twice a day in such manner and at such times as the Sanitary Board inay direct.

  5. The Lessee shall cause all animal manure and other refuse matters to be deposited in the bins set apart for the purpose.

  6. All the manure collected in the Depot shall be the property of the Government, and it will be removed regularly every day by a contractor.

7. The Lessee shall at once report to the Inspector of Markets any breaches of the laws regulating the importation of cattle and preventing the spread of cattle disease which may come to his knowledge. 8. The Lessee shall keep the Depot including the Coolie Quarters attached to it at all times in a cleanly condition.

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As soon as the sermon is finished, no body presumes to stir till Sir Roger is gone out of the church. The knight walks,down from his seat in the chancel between a double row of his tenants, that stand bowing to him on each side; and he every now and then inquires, how such an one's wife, or mother, or son, or father does, whom he does not see at church; which is understood as a secret reprimand to the person that is absent.

CLASS I-GENERAL INTELLIGENCE.

Monday, 2-4.30.

1. Reduce £9,949.19.63 to farthings by the quickest method you can devise.

2. Add one digit to 97651, so that it may be exactly divisible by 18.

3. Explain the following, Boer, Boomerang, Canon, Corral, Harpoon, Kraal, Lasso, Quadroon, Suttee,

Tapir.

4. Explain the following signs and contractions %; xd; POO; Cr; Div; Ult.

5. State in plain English the meaning of the following lines from Tennyson.

There runs a shallow brook across our field,

For twenty miles, where the black crow flies five.

6. What Nouns correspond to the following Verbs redeem, solve, defer, depend, exhale, excuse, expand,

permit, ignore, satisfy, deceive, fly, seek, devise.

I

7. Write in order a list of the dynasties of China from Fuk-hi to the present day.

8. Quote with necessary explanations in English the passages ending, and

馬不進也

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 29.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Tuesday, the 1st proximo, for the farming of the existing Government Cattle Depot at Kennedy Town, for the remainder of the present year, 1887, on the conditions mentioned below.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender, and reserves to itself the right of extending the Depot, and letting such extended portion thereof in such manner as it shall deem fit.

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial. Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1887.

CONDITIONS ON WHICH THE EXISTING CATTLE DEPOT AT KENNEDY TOWN WILL BE LET.

1. The Lessee shall be entitled to the use and occupation of the whole of the present Cattle Depot including the Coolie Quarters attached to it.

2. The Lessee shall be entitled to a fee not exceeding 2 cents for each head of cattle that enters the Depot, and a fee not exceeding 2 cents for every day that such animal shall remain in the Depot not including the day of entry.

3. Except in cases of emergency and with written permission from an Inspector of Markets, no more cattle will be admitted into the Depot than can be accommodated in the stalls set apart for their reception.

  4. The Lessee shall cause, the Depot to be thoroughly cleansed twice a day in such manner and at such times as the Sanitary Board inay direct.

  5. The Lessee shall cause all animal manure and other refuse matters to be deposited in the bins set apart for the purpose.

  6. All the manure collected in the Depot shall be the property of the Government, and it will be removed regularly every day by a contractor.

7. The Lessee shall at once report to the Inspector of Markets any breaches of the laws regulating the importation of cattle and preventing the spread of cattle disease which may come to his knowledge. 8. The Lessee shall keep the Depot including the Coolie Quarters attached to it at all times in a cleanly condition.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 30.

The following Post Office Notice is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1887.

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FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

With reference to the Order in Council of September 24th, 1885, by which a Table of Rates of Postage was sanctioned, one of the regulations of which was that the prepayment of local postage between Hongkong and the Ports of China in either direction should be compulsory, His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to order as follows:-

   On and after the first of March next, local correspondence received at Hongkong from the Ports of China, and not prepaid by means of Hongkong Postage stamps, will not be delivered or sent on to

destination.

Such correspondence will be returned to the senders, being opened for that purpose, if necessary, under the powers vested in the Postmaster General by section 16 of Ordinance No. 6 of 1884.

This notice applies especially to correspondence sent on board steamers for transmission otherwise than in the Mails.

L.

GENERAL POST OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 20th January, 1887.

A. LISTER, Postmaster General,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 31.

The following Notices under the Contagious Diseases Ordinance, 1867, are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ORDINANCE, 1867.

It is hereby notified that the part of the house hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, the First Floor of No. 78D, Shaukiwan, was, on the 19th day of January, 1887, pursuant to Section 23 of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART, Acting Registrar General.

L.S.

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 19th January, 1887.

THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ORDINANCE, 1867.

It is hereby notified that the part of the house hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, the Cellar of No. 1, Shing Wong Street, was, on the 20th day of January, 1887, pursuant to Section 23 of the above Ordinance, declared by me under my Hand and Seal of Office to be an Unlicensed Brothel.

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART,

L.S.

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 20th January, 1887.

Acting Registrar General.

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POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 21st January, 1887.

Letters. Papers.

Allen, E. L. B. 2 Abboth, S. H. 3 Albert, M.

Letters. Papers. Ebrahim, M. E, 2 Easton, H. F. 3

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Iredale, R.

Lets. Pprs.

1

Morton, A.

2

Rodger, H.

1

1

Ussele, L.

1

Martin, F.

3

2

1

Jackson, W.

1

Muston, N.

Santelle, Miss P. 2

Fletcher, Chas. 4

3

Jorg

2

Brand, H.

Martin, L.

1 regd.

Franklin, B. J.

Schwarz, S.

2

Jones, L. E.

1

Brown, C.

1

Farrer, C. E. 2

Mulock,Dr.ER. 1

Stern, L.

1

Johnston, Capt. C. 1 regd.

Brackenridge, Mrs.3

Joly, H. B.

Spory, M.

1 regd.

1

Boschen, Mrs. J.1

Gibson, W.

Nicholson, Capt.

1

Stronge,

F.

1

3

Banker, W.

Smith, Rev. F. J. 1

1

Gongin, O.

1

Glover, W. H. 1

Kruger, C.

1

Stern, A.

1 p. card.

Watt, W. E.

Carr, W.

Glass, T.

2

Kellor, Mrs.

1

Oliveira, W.

1

Stevens, Rev. A. 2

Vincent, Capt. C. 1

Van Vraukin, Miss 1

Vincent, R. S. 1 Vaughan, Major 1 regd.

Williamson, G. 4

1

Collart, M.

2

Kellogg, L. O. 2

O'Farrell, T. A. 1

1

Siner, Geo.

Waniek, A.

1

Cowles, F. L.

1

Holland, Wm. 3

Kisby, Capt.

1

Smith, D.

1

Weinreb, Miss E. 1

Carey, J. S.

1

Hardy, Jas.

5

Kerr, T.

1 p. card. Perigal, G. C. 1

Carlsen, J.

1

Hargrave, R.

Chan Wo Gow 1

Hughes, Major H. I

Langhorne, Dr. 1

Peterson, R. G. 1 Platt, C. C.

Thatcher, Hon. M. 2

1

Thomas, Evan 1

Carvalho,T.P.C.1

Hart, D. W.

Thompson, E. 1

1

Lantell, P.

1

Clare, R.

Tevis, W. S.

2

1

Craven, T.

1

Cordeiro & Co. 1

Cooper, F. C.

1

Hudson, Capt. J.1

Hickson,Capt.,RA.1 Houston, Jno. 3 Hagaton, Anna 2

Long Cheong 1 regd.

Leavit, Mrs. M. 1

Liebart,

1

Rohn, J.

Tranier, E.

1

Robinson, J. S. !

1

Wyrill, F. W. B.1. Walhong, Mr. Wells & Co., R. 2 Winkworth,S.D.4 Weiss, S. 1 regd Wal, M.

1

Thornton, M. 2

Rowley, J. L.

Trachtenberg, F. 1 regd.

Laurie, E. C. 1

Rich, T.

1

Teiffenberg, Mrs. 1

Zuker, M.

1

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Amphitrite Airlie

1

Dewe Rose of

Devon

}1

Letters. Papers. Golden Fleece 36 14

Lotters. Papers.

Komatra

1

Medusa

Letters Papers.

1

1

Bona Fides

E. Nicholson

1

1

Halloween Harvester

1

Luzon, s.s.

2

Narcissus, s.s. 1

1

Leander

1

Bermussa, s.s.

1

Edward May

1

1

Heim

Largo

Osburgha

2

Basuto,

Eme

4

Empdeal

1

Jennie Parker 3

Lady Lisgar

Pactolus

Luzon

1

Chiu Chou

1

J. H. Bowers

1

Chitoor

1

F. P. Litchfield 1

Jessie Renwick 1

Lady Harewood 1

Paladin, 8.s. Penshaw

Lalla

Canceller

Fratellanza

1

John Trachey 1

1

Cain Roberson 1

Rembrandt

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Spirit of the Age 1 Sin Kolga 1 Santa Filomena 1 Southern Chief 7

Travancore Teviot s.s.

Titan

1.

Vespasian, s.s. 1

Galaten

1 reg.

Decebelia, s.s. 1

George Curtis 1

Krupp, s.s. Kalliope

1

1

1

Martha Davis 1 McLaurin

1

St. Stephen

2

Walter Siegfred 1

Hodgins, Miss, London,

Detained.

i Parcel.

Appenrade. Anglo-Lusitano.

Belfast Weekly News. Bulletin Official.

Clinical Studies.

Christian Herald. Deutsche Rundschan.

French Medicines. Greenock Herald. Haarlensche Courant.

Books, &c. without Covers.

Il Pungolo.

Journal des Applications

Electriques.

Lancet.

Lupus.

Le Petit Marseillais.

L'Unita Cattolica. Palavra.

People's Journal. Presbyterian.

People's Friend. Pall Mall Budget. Quiz.

Revue de deux Mondes. Scraps.

Samples of Boot and Sho

Laces,

Times of Morocco.

Uj Magyar Sion' Weekly Press.

Lloyd's Weekly.

Dead Letters.

Anderson, Lt.-Col. J. A.,-London,

Alymer, Mrs.,-London,

Barry, Mrs..-Southsea,

(s) 1

Han & Co.,-Normanton,

Imas, Sr. D. Jose Gomes,

Bush, Mrs.,

Woolwich,

.(Regd.)

Bymont, Miss E.,-Shanghai,

Carney, Miss Bridget,-New York,

Juge, Mrs., London,

Longdon, Mrs. J. H.,-Brooklyn,

Loring, Mrs,,-San Francisco,.....

Mahoney, Miss,-London,

Ferrette, D.,--Shanghai,

Glinister, Miss M.,-London,

Gun, Miss A.,-Shanghai,......

Robinson, Capt. C. S.,-Iloilo,

..(s) 1 1

Schanard & Co.,-Boston,

Young, Fred.,-New York,

(s) Posted at Shanghai.

4

The above letters have been returned from various places at which the addressees cannot be found, or have been refused. If not claimed within

ten days, they will be opened and returned to the writers.

General Post Office, Hongkong, 21st January, 1887.

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八七

憲示第二十九號

署輔政使司史

出示招人投票承批事照得堅利德城牛欄一所現擬招人本年投票 承批其票本署收截限期收至西?本年二月初一?禮拜二正午止 如欲領投票格式紙可赴本署求取所投之票不論出租銀多寡俱由 國家棄取 國家?可隨時伸闊該牛欄及將該伸闊之處?擬租 其承批之章程開示於下特示

承批堅利德城牛欄合同章程

一承批之人准其將該牛欄及欄左右之工人房一?取用

二牛隻初入欄時准承批人每收租銀不逾二仙士若留養在欄每日每 隻亦准其收租銀不逾三仙士惟初入欄之日不計

三因此牛欄只有欄位一定額數除遇急切之時?領 街市總差書錄 准據外不准承批者於欄?多加留養牛隻

四承批之人必須每日將牛欄整潔二次其整潔之法宜合.潔淨事務 官意見?准

五承批之人須將所有牛糞及各等穢物放在特設之木箱?

六此牛欄所存之糞俱歸 國家作主每日由特派之人遷挪他處 七承批之人若知有人犯運牛入本港之例或犯防牛病染之例須速詳 報 街市總差

則例第二十三欸判斷並將此案曉諭以便週知特示

.一千八百八十七年

正月

十九日示

署安撫華民政務司駱 曉諭事照得現因第三約城隍街第一號門牌土庫確犯私開娼寮之 例?本署司於本月二十日案照一千八百六十七年防染惡疾則例 第二十三歎判斷並將此案曉諭以便週知特示 一千八百八十七年

正 月

近有付往外?吉信數 人到取現由外付同香港 郵政總局如有此人可?到本局領取??原名號 左 付舊山信一封交唐景南收入

付省城信一封交健黃祥收入

作連付樂謙頓信一封交李亞貴收入

豪祿付舊山信一封交唐天祥收入

現有由外付到要信數封的

鍾欽福付新金山域多厘保家跌打丸信一包交鍾五收入 付舊山信一封交葉連慶收入

郵政總局如有此人可?到本局領取?將原名號列左 二封交周勇聯收入 一封交周廷光收入 一封交周廷光收入 一封交周陵光收人 一封交周東收入 封交周翰明收入

承批之人雖時將牛欄及左右工人房整潔 一千八百八十七年

號正

正 月

二十二日示

署輔政使司史 ?奉

督憲爺將

華民政務司 按照防染惡疾則例所出告示開列以便週

知特示

一封交周文迪收入. 一封交周富剛收 一封交周傑能收入 封交周社鑑收入 一封交楊錦才收入 一封交李社彬收入 一封交?利然收入 一封交?葉興收

! 封交周銳廷收入 一封交周成基收入 一封交楊閏秋收入 一封交李堆賢收入 一封交?悅餘收入 一封交黎彰璧收入

一千八百八十七年

二十二日示

一封交周智開收入 一

一封交周鴉懷收入 二封交周汝近收入 封交周大恒收入 一封交楊滿大收 一封交李維有收入 一封交顏進收入 一封交黎丑養收入 一封交會相垣收入

署安撫華民政務司

曉驗事照得現因箕筲灣第七十八號D字門牌二層樓確犯私開娼 寮之例?本署司於本月十九日案照一千八百六十七年防染

疾娼為

一封交亞爐母親收 一封交維望母親收 一封交南村周社收入

二十日示

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

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To the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE of 22nd January, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 32.

The following Annual Report of the Superintendent of Victoria Gaol, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 17.

GAOL SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 14th January, 1887.

COLONIAL SECRETARY,

I beg to forward herewith Annual Statistical Return of Victoria Gaol for the year 1886, and beg at the same time to offer the following few observations.

2. In my previous year's Report I submitted that in our Gaol administration we ought to be guided, as far as circumstances allow, by the long and very successful experience of English Prison administration, where a combination of deterrent and reformatory Prison discipline had resulted in a great decrease of crime and reformation of the criminal classes, and as far as the very different conditions of this Gaol admitted, it has been my endeavour, during the past year, to carry out the system which in England has proved so successful.

3. It must, however, be remembered that in the peculiar position of Hongkong, Prison adminis- tration, however excellent, can have but a very small influence in diminishing the criminal population which is not so much bred in the Colony as imported from the neighbouring Chinese Provinces, and the greater or smaller influx of which is chiefly dependent on extraneous causes. While therefore we may expect that both the deterrent and reformatory results of judicious Prison administration may have considerable effect in reducing the proportion of re-convictions, the administration of the Gaol can have only slight influence, one way or another, on the increase or diminution of the floating criminal population confined in the Gaol. If, as recommended by me last year, criminals discharged from Gaol were by legislative enactment placed under Police supervision, we should be able to have some reliable statistics as to how far habitual criminals had been reformed into industrious and honest citizens. present we can only judge vaguely, by comparing, year by year, the percentage of re-convictions. Some improvement.is shewn in this respect in 1886. On the last day of the year 32 per cent. of the prisoners in Gaol were re-convicted prisoners, as against 35 per cent. of the previous year.

SUBORDINATE STAFF.

At

4. The Gaol Staff, besides the Warden and Head Turnkeys, consists of first and second Class Turnkeys, all Europeans, and first and second Class Assistant Turnkeys, now mostly Europeans, but having a proportion of coloured men and natives among them. These men have all been trained in the. Gaol. None of them had any previous training in Gaol discipline. But more than half the Turnkeys now on the staff, including nearly all appointed during the past year, have been trained to discipline in the Army. The conduct of the European Officers during the year has been good; they were generally zealous and painstaking, they were just and judicious in their intercourse with prisoners and contributed much to the increased discipline which is very observable among the prisoners.

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5. I had occasion, in my Report for 1885, to speak unfavorably regarding the coloured and native staff. I can now report a considerable improvement in that class. The most untrustworthy among them were weeded out. Those that remain are decidedly improved. I believe they have benefited from the example of the Europeans. The undue familiarity with prisoners, so observable at first, has now disappeared and I believe that illicit dealings between Turnkeys and prisoners have altogether ceased.

PRISON BUILDINGS.

6. The Prison buildings remain in the state in which they were at the date of my last Report. . The difficulties we have to contend against from overcrowding in associated wards, and from want of proper work-shops, remain as before. They have already been pointed out by me at some length, and need not be repeated. I need only again record my opinion that a really satisfactory deterrent and reformatory Prison discipline cannot be established without the introduction of the separate system and suitable work-shops.

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  7. On the 30th March last, I made a pressing representation to Government on the overcrowded state of the Gaol and the subject was fully enquired into by a Commission of which the Honourable E. J. ACKROYD was Chairman. Their Report, dated 1st June, 1886, submitted several recommendations, which have in part been carried out, and are, I understand, in part still under the consideration of Government, but no material relief to the congested state of the Gaol has as yet been experienced, and the danger to discipline, the danger of moral contamination, and the provocation and temptation to Prison offences which I pointed out as due to the overcrowding in associated wards, now exists in as full force as ever.

  8. Notwithstanding the limited and inconvenient space, an extra loom for grass-mat making and an extra loom for coir-mat making have been put up for work during the year. This not only increases the number of prisoners instructed in industrial work, but adds to the profits of the Gaol.

PRISONERS AND THEIR DISCIPLINE.

  9. In the previous year's Report, I expressed an opinion that Chinese convicts were as amenable to discipline and disposed to be as well conducted as those of most other races. The experience of another year has confirmed me in this opinion. The number of Prison offences reported during the year has indeed been great, compared with those of English Prisons, but this, as formerly reported, is in a great measure due to the enforced association of prisoners, by day and night, at meals, at labour and in sleeping, and also, though in a less degree than formerly, to want of training and experience, in Prison Officers. Yet the present year shows a slow but marked and steady improvement, as to the - number and nature of Prison offences. In 1885, with an average number of 530 prisoners, 6,473 Prison offences were reported, giving an average number of something over 12 Prison offences a year for each prisoner. In 1886, with a daily average of 671 prisoners, 7,198 offences were reported giving an average number of a little over 10 offences a year for each prisoner.

                      year for each prisoner. This modest though satisfactory improvement is not owing to any slackness in reporting Prison offences. For increasing strictness in this respect has been the steady rule during the year. But it is not only satisfactory to observe a reduction in the average number of Prison offences, but still more satisfactory to observe that the general experience of the results of a judicious Prison discipline have been verified in this Gaol, in so far as a much larger proportion of the offences during the past year have been committed by a smaller number of habitual offenders. On the last day of 1885 there were only 78 Chinese prisoners in Gaol who had been free of punishment for three months, while on the last day of 1886, there were 144 prisoners who had been free of Prison punishment for three months and, among these, 44 had been free of punishment for a whole year.

  10. While there is a proportionate reduction, as compared with last year, of every kind of Prison offence, this reduction is most appreciable in the graver Prison offences.

  11. The inveterate temptation of prisoners, in constant association, to talk is difficult to overcome.. The offences under this head in 1885, were 2,132 to a daily average of 530 prisoners amounted to a small fraction above 4 offences per man per annum. In 1886 these offences were 2,659 to a daily average of 674 prisoners and amounted to a small fraction under 4 offences per man per annum.

  12. The other graver offences, such as assaults, acts of violence or insubordination, obtaining tobacco or opium, show a marked diminution.

  13. During the year 7 cases of insubordination towards and assaults on Officers of the Gaol were tried as against 11 cases in 1885. Of these cases 6 offenders were awarded corporal punishment and one was awarded additional imprisonment by the Police Magistrate. The cases of prisoners assaulting and fighting with each other show a fair actual and considerable proportional reduction. Nine of these cases were tried by the Superintendent and a Visiting Justice; eight of these offenders were awarded corporal punishment, and one solitary confinement. Another case, an aggravated assault with a hammer, was tried in the Supreme Court. The remaining cases of assaulting and fighting were not serious and were in fact mostly squabbles over food or work.

  14. The reduction in the number of offences of having tobacco or opium is a most marked feature during the past year. This is chiefly due to the great attention and vigilance of the Prison Officers. The ingenuity of prisoners and their friends, as exercised in the efforts to pass in these narcotics, is very great, and constant vigilance is necessary.

  15. In my Report for 1885, I detailed the steps adopted with this view. The tobacco introduced during the year has chiefly been brought in by the chain-gang, and by far the greater number of these offences are for secreting stumps of cigars or cigarettes picked up on the road or at work.

16. In my Report of 1885, I adverted to the risk of possible conspiracies, with so many convicts living in association. This year has not been without its experience in this respect. A conspiracy was made to set fire to the Gaol, in hopes of effecting an escape in the confusion. The attempt was frustrated, ample information having been received in time, and I am in hopes of shortly obtaining sufficient evidence to prosecute the intending incendiaries. As a full report on this subject was sub- mite to Government at the time, it seems unnecessary to enter into details here. The desperadoes concerned in such attempts are generally members of the Triad Society. It is very difficult to get any

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                                                   But Chinese information from members of this society, although it has been done before now. prisoners who are not Triads are often not unwilling to give information, provided they are not called on to give evidence in a Court which would expose them to the vengeance of the illegal societies.

   17. Prison discipline during the year 1886 has, in my opinion, made steady and satisfactory progress. I annex Returns as to Prison offences similar to those submitted last year, adding for the sake of comparison the statistics of 1884 and 1885. In the Return showing prisoners previously con- victed, it will be observed that in 1886, 32 per cent. of prisoners confined on the last day of the year were old offenders as against 35 per cent. in 1885.

LABOUR ON PUBLIC WORKS AND INDUSTRIAL LABOUR.

18. A chain-gang of prisoners has been working during the year under the orders of the Surveyor General on Public Works. It has generally consisted of about 60 men. During the year 1885 and in previous years the work of the chain-gang had not given satisfaction. The men had been allowed extra food, and had not apparently been kept to much hard work by the officers in charge. In con- sequence of the recommendation of a Committee, Government directed the issue of extra food to be discontinued on the 26th June last. The system hitherto in force, of changing the officers in charge of the chain-gang monthly, appeared to me unsuitable and tending to careless supervision. I therefore directed the Head Turnkey in charge and his first assistant, to be kept on this duty for six months at a time and made them responsible for a proper amount of work being done. The result has been - satisfactory. The Surveyor General has assured me that during the past year the work done by the

chain-gang has been satisfactory and valuable.

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19. The other industrial work carried on in the Gaol has, on the whole, been as satisfactory as the limited space for work-shops would allow. Considering the great advantage of teaching trades to the criminal class, it is very desirable that facilities should be afforded for the extension of industrial labour.

   20. I append an abstract showing the actual profits or savings to Government in ten different industries carried on in the Gaol. The total profit during the year amounts to $3,849.66.

   21. I have also recently commenced a new industry. Instead of purchasing the tin plates and mugs for the prisoners' food and tea, I procured old kerosine oil tins and commenced making the plates and mugs

in Gaol. In next Annual Report this will be shown as a profitable industry.

22. I will only offer a few short remarks on prison industry.

   23. OAKUM-has, like in the previous year, been the most profitable industry, but it has the draw- back, that in doing this work the prisoners cannot be said to be learning a trade. The demand is also limited and the storage of picked oakum is dangerous. The surplus now on hand will therefore shortly be sold by auction.

   24. COIR YARN. --Another loom has been started during the year and the work has gone on well; the output has been more than doubled and the profit nearly doubled.

25. RATTAN WORK.-This work has been steadily progressing, but the sale has as yet been limited. 26. NET-MAKING.-This work is only carried on when orders are received. The amount of work done has been less than in the previous year.

   27. Grass-Mat MAKING.-Another loom has been added and the work done during the year was more than triple that of the previous year.

   28. WASHING.-A strict account of this industry has been kept this year, for the first time, and it appears that, charging for washing at only half the usual rate in Hongkong (one cent per piece) a very profitable saving has been realised.

29. CARPENTERING-is almost entirely confined to work done for the Gaol.

   30. TAILORS' SHOP.-The work in this shop has been considerably extended. The summer clothing of the Gaol Officers was, this year, made up in the Gaol, but under considerable difficulties, and a cer- tain amount of free labour from outside had to be hired to complete the work. I do not think this should be tried again, unless the officer in charge understood the business of tailoring.

31. SHOE-MAKING.-This trade has been very successfully enlarged. All the boots and shoes for Prison Officers have been made and very well made in this shop at a saving of about half a dollar on each pair.

32. PRINTING-has been done for Public Offices and some money has been realised for book- binding.

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS.

33. The most important suggestion I have to offer is one which I repeatedly made, viz.: that immediate steps should be taken to introduce the separate system at least as regards long sentence prisoners, and to increase the space for work-shops and industrial labour. Unless this is done, no really

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efficient deterrent and reformatory Gaol discipline can be established on a firm basis. As the building of a new Gaol seems unlikely to be undertaken for some time, I can only repeat my suggestion of last year that short sentence prisoners, that is, men sentenced to 6 months and under, should be removed to some other building, or perhaps to a hulk; this would leave space enough in Victoria Gaol to accommodate long sentence prisoners on the separate system, and also give more space for industrial work.

34. I would also repeat my suggestion that habitual criminals and others who have earned remission of sentence should be placed by legislative enactment (as in England) under Police supervision, so that, if found returning to a criminal career, they might at once be sent back by the Magistrates to prison.

35. While the Gaol is as now so greatly overcrowded, I think the Government might take into consideration the case of the large number of prisoners mostly belonging to the criminal classes who are confined for want of finding security for good behaviour. I am not allowed to make these men work. They are well fed and live comfortably in associated idleness. I brought this subject to notice in paragraph 21 of my Report for 1885. I am sorry to say. I believe many of these men rather like their sentence and will not find security even when able to do so. And it seems an incongruity that while honest destitutes who are provided with food and lodging in Gaol are compelled to do a daily task of work, the criminal security men are freed from the obligation of performing any labour whatever beyond cleaning their own cells. 479 men were imprisoned during the year for want of finding security.

36. The overcrowding of the Gaol might also be to some extent reduced, if other punishment than imprisonment could be found for the persons now imprisoned for gambling. 399 men have been committed to prison for this offence during the year. The great majority of these men do not belong to the criminal classes. They are mostly hard-working men, rice pounders, and coal porters. They overcrowd the Gaol; they are neither deterred from gambling by imprisonment nor are they improved. It is too much to be feared that many of them are deteriorated and corrupted by compulsory and constant association with the criminal classes they meet in Gaol.

January, February, March, April,

May,

June,

July,.

August,

September,

October, November, December,

(A.)

VICTORIA GAOL.

Return of Reports for talking, &c., in the years 1884, 1885 and 1886.

MONTH.

A. GORDON,

Superintendent.

1884.

Daily average number in Prison, 552.

1885.

Daily average number

in Prison, 530.

1886.

Daily average number

in Prison, 674.

14

55

119

17

25

135

32

44

248

24

23

330

31

252

197

70

362

298

77

289

297

72

344

232

50

254

318

64

174

209

35

148

183

43

162

93

Total,......

529

2,132

2,659

A. GORDON,

Superintendent.

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(B.)

Return of Offences reported of Prisoners fighting with or assaulting each other, for the years 1884, 1885 and 1886.

MONTH.

1884.

Daily average number in Prison, 552.

1885.

in Prison, 530.

1886.

Daily average number Daily average number

in Prison, 674.

January, February, March, April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,.

October,

November,

December,

January, February, March,

April,

May, June, July,

22

28

14

16

18

15

23

.18

17

26

29

32

29

6

31

24

22

19

19

27

13

24

13

13

30

12

8

14

13

17

21

8

9

22

10

7

J

Total,.....

?

- 270

204

195

(C.)

A. GORDON,

Superintendent.

Return of Offences reported of Prisoners having Tobacco, for the years 1884, 1885 and 1886.

MONTH.

1884.

Daily average number in Prison, 552.

1885.

in Prison, 530.

1886.

Daily average number | Daily average number

in Prison, 674.

August,

September,.

October,

November, ........................

December,

Total,...

65

74

28

76

78

16

47

82

14

52

133,

11

66

106

7

60

61

15

72

52

9

69

47

11

82

17

31

50

23

17

41

15

30

39

21

23

719

709

212

A. GORDON,

Superintendent.

(D.)

Comparative Return of Prisoners confined in Victoria Gaol on the 31st December, 1885, and 31st December, 1886, from 1st to 12th Convictions,

1st,

2nd,

3rd,

4th,

5th,

6th,

7th,

8th,

9th,

10th,

11th,

12th.

CONVICTION.

1885.

1886.

375

414

41

62

29

35

30

27

28

24

23

18

20

15

16

10

4

1

241

3

3

TOTAL,........

573

612

A. GORDON,

Superintendent.

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74 SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOVT GAZETTE OF 22ND JAN., 1887.

(E.)

ABSTRACT OF ACCOUNT OF INDUSTRIAL LABOUR, VICTORIA GAOL, FOR THE YEAR 1886.

Dr.

OAKUM.

1886.

To Stock on hand, 1st January, 1886, $ 11.05 1886.

By Oakum sold during the year,

Cr.

......

$ 2,055.25

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Cost of Paper Stuff purchased

1,259.56

23

during the year,

Profit during the year,

1,238.74

Stock on hand, 31st Dec., 1886,-

Paper Stuff, Oakum,

Total,...... .$

2,509.35

454.10

Total,.........

2,509.35

COIR YARN.

1886.

To Stock on hand, 1st Jan., 1886,

Material purchased during the

$

13.86 1886.

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year,

Profit,.

1,332.45

447.02

By Matting sold during the year,

Issue for Prison use during the

year,

954.58

7.68

Stock on hand, 31st Dec., 1886,-

Material, 13,203 lbs.,.

792.18

Manufactured,

38.89

Total,......

1,793.33

Total,.....$

1,793.33

RATTAN WORK.

1886.

To Stock on hand, 1st Jan., 1886,

$158.70 1886.

By Chairs, &c., sold during the year,.

$349.20

??

Cost of Material purchased during

321.22

"J

Fenders sold,.....................

50.70

the year,

Profit,-

>>

149.49

Articles made for Gaol use,. Stock on hand, 31st Dec., 1886,-

51.03

Material,

10.98

Chairs, &c.,

167.50

Total,......

..$

629.41

Total,......

629.41

NET MAKING.

1886.

To Stock on hand, 1st Jan., 1886,

1886.

By Value of Nets sold during the

$64.40

Cost of Material purchased during

""

$41.35

year,

the year,

29

Issue for Gaol use,

23.60

Profit,..

54.07

......

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Stock on hand, 31st Dec., 1886,- Twine, 8 lbs.,...

3.20

Wax,

-0.87

2 Nets,

3.35

Total,.......

95.42

GRASS MATTING.

Total,............$

95.42

1886.

To Stock on band, 1st January, 1886,

Material purchased during the

14.34 1886.

135.87

By Issue for Prison use during the

$

CA

year,

year,

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Profit,.

46.64

Matting sold during the year, Stock on hand, 31st December,

1886,-

1886.

Total,

196.85

To Stock on hand, 1st January, 1886,

Material purchased during the

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year,

Profit,..

WASHING.

1886.

$387.05

821.67

Total,...... .$

1,208.72

57.10

96.09

Grass,

Hemp,

.372 lbs., 61 lbs.,

9.77

.39

Manufactured, 223 yds.,

33.50

Total,............$

196.85

By Value of Washing done during

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the year, Prison Clothing, at 1 $ 1,180.67 cent a piece,.

Stock on hand, .31st December,

1886,-

Soap,

.350 lbs.

Coals,

3 cwt.

26.25 1.80

Total,.... ..$

1,208.72

?

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75

CARPENTERS' SHOP.

1886.

To Value of Stock on hand, 1st

January, 1886,

1886.

$ 4.55

By Value of Articles made for Gaol use,

$139.16

""

Work done for Officers, &c., and

40.73

""

Cost of Material purchased during

charged for,

the year,

Profit,..

208.50

14.34

""

Stock on hand 31st December,

1886,-

Material, Wood, &c.,.....

14.45

Value of manufactured {

Articles,.....

33.05

Total,...$ 227.39

Total,............$

227.39

1886.

TAILORS' SHOP.

To Stock on hand, 1st January,

Material purchased during the

1886, Flannel,

19

year,

Profit,...

1886.

405.00

1,352.17

Suits,)

248.13

"

By Value of Prisoners Clothing made during the year, (including Officers' Summer

Work done for Officers, Police,

Uniform

$ 1,497.22

&c., and charged,

107.35

Stock on hand, 31st December,

1886,-

Flannel, Canvas, &c., Made-up Canvas Suits, Flannel Shirts, &c.,.

191.27

209.46

Total,..

..$

2,005.30

Total,.......

2,005.30

SHOEMAKERS' SHOP.

By Estimated value of Shoes sup- plied to Prisoners and Repairs,

1886.

To Stock on hand, 1st Jan., 1886,

Material, &c.,

1886.

$ 62.35

Profit,..

Cost of Material purchased during

the year,

619.18

50.16

Total,...

$ 74.60

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Two Issues,-Summer and

Winter, Uniform, Shoes to Prison Officers,

265.50

""

""

Sale to Prison Officers, &c., Stock on hand, 31st December,

1886,-

326.42

Material and value of new Shoes and San- dals,

65.17

731.69

PRINTING AND BOOK-BINDING.

Total,...$

731.69

1886.

To Stock on hand, 1st Jan., 1886, ?

Printing Ink,

1886.

1.00

·

""

Printing and Book-binding Ma-

32.40

By Estimated value of Printing done for Public Offices during the year, (112,943 forms),

$752:50

terial purchased during the year,

Profit,.....

99

Cash received for Books bound,

23.00

779.40

Work done for Gaol use, (Book-

binding),

30.00

""

Stock on hand, 31st December,

1886,-

Book-binding Material,...

7.30

Total,......

812.80

Total.........

812.80

PROFITS.

Oakum,....

Coir Yarn,

Rattan Work,

Net Making,

Grass Matting,

Washing,

$1,238.74

447.02

149.49

54.07

46.64

821.67

Carpentering,

Tailoring,

Shoemaking,

Printing and Book-binding,

14.34

248.13

50.16

779.40

Total,......

.$3,849.66

A. GORDON,

Superintendent.

Victoria Gaol Office, Hongkong, 14th January, 1887.

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[L.S.] W. H. Marsh.

PROCLAMATION.

By His Excellency WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Officer Administering the Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

Whereas a despatch has been received from The Right Honourable EDWARD STANHOPE, M.P., HER MAJESTY'S Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, conveying to me HER MAJESTY'S Gracious Confirmation and Allowance of the following Ordinance, namely:-

No. 25 of 1886, entitled-An Ordinance to apply a sum not exceeding One million Ninety-four thousand Nine hundred and Fourteen Dollars to the Public Service of the Year 1887.

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

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By Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Given at Government House, Hongkong, this 28th day of January, 1887.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL No. 12. FRIDAY, 21ST JANUARY, 1887.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, C.M.G.,

Administering the Government in the absence of His Excellency SIR GEORGE FERGUSON Bowen, G.C.M.G.

His Honour the Chief Justice, (SIR GEORGE PHILLIPPO, Knt.)

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (FREDERICK STEWART.)

the Acting Attorney General, (EDWARD JAMES ACKROYD.)

PHINEAS RYRIE.

WONG SHING.

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALFRED LISTER.)

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JOHN BELL-IRVING.

ALEXANDER PALMER MACEWEN, (vice the Honourable THOMAS JACKSON,

on leave).

CATCHICK PAUL CHATER, (vice the Honourable FREDERICK DAVID SAS-

SOON, on leave).

ABSENT:

The Honourable the Surveyor General, (JOHN MACNEILE PRICE), by leave.

HENRY GEORGE THOMSETT, R.N., by leave.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 14th instant, were read and confirmed.

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日六初月正年亥丁 日九十二月正年七十八百八千一

VOL. XXXIII.

簿三十三第

No. 3.

[L.S.] W. H. Marsh.

PROCLAMATION.

By His Excellency WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Officer Administering the Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.

Whereas a despatch has been received from The Right Honourable EDWARD STANHOPE, M.P., HER MAJESTY'S Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, conveying to me HER MAJESTY'S Gracious Confirmation and Allowance of the following Ordinance, namely:-

No. 25 of 1886, entitled-An Ordinance to apply a sum not exceeding One million Ninety-four thousand Nine hundred and Fourteen Dollars to the Public Service of the Year 1887.

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

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By Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Given at Government House, Hongkong, this 28th day of January, 1887.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL No. 12. FRIDAY, 21ST JANUARY, 1887.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, C.M.G.,

Administering the Government in the absence of His Excellency SIR GEORGE FERGUSON Bowen, G.C.M.G.

His Honour the Chief Justice, (SIR GEORGE PHILLIPPO, Knt.)

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (FREDERICK STEWART.)

the Acting Attorney General, (EDWARD JAMES ACKROYD.)

PHINEAS RYRIE.

WONG SHING.

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALFRED LISTER.)

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JOHN BELL-IRVING.

ALEXANDER PALMER MACEWEN, (vice the Honourable THOMAS JACKSON,

on leave).

CATCHICK PAUL CHATER, (vice the Honourable FREDERICK DAVID SAS-

SOON, on leave).

ABSENT:

The Honourable the Surveyor General, (JOHN MACNEILE PRICE), by leave.

HENRY GEORGE THOMSETT, R.N., by leave.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 14th instant, were read and confirmed.

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  Cuerdo ConvenTION, ADDITI NAL ARTICLE.-The Officer Administering the Government informed the foquial than pat a recurved a telegram from Her Britannic Majesty's Minister at Peking to the effect that on and after the 1st February next, the additional article to the Chefoo Convention would be put in force at the Treaty Ports; and that Duty and Lekin on Opium amounting to Tls. 110 per picul would be levied by the Foreign Inspectorate of the Chinese Customs.

  His Excellency also stated that he was further informed that Duty and Lekin on junk-shipped Opium from Hongkong would continue to be collected by the Chinese Officials as at present, at the Stations around Hongkong and Macao till the 1st of April.

  VOTES OF MONEY REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. Read the following Minutes by His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government:-

W. H. MARSH.

(1.)

C.S.O.

2658 of 1886.

C.S.O. 151 of 1887.

The Officer Administering the Government recommends the Council to re-vote the sum of $19,000, for the construction of a Steam-tug to remove rubbish.

This sum was voted in last year's Estimates, but not expended, as the work was not then finished. Accounts have been presented for the payment of a portion of this work, and the balance will be required in March.

Government House, Hongkong, 17th January, 1887.

W. H. MARSH.

(2.)

The Officer Administering the Government recommends the Council to re-vote the sum of $8,950, being the balance of $11,500 voted by the Council on the 19th of November last for the construction of a retaining-wall along the northern face of the cliff upon which the Govern- ment Hospital buildings are built. Only $2,550 of this vote were spent during last year. A further sum of $5,000 is now due, and the remainder will be required shortly.

Government House, Hongkong, 20th January, 1887.

The Acting Colonial Secretary moved, that these Votes be referred to the Finance Committee. The Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and passed.

  PAPER.-The Acting Colonial Secretary, by direction of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, lays upon the table the following paper:-

Report of the Superintendent of the Gaol for 1886. (No. 7).

QUESTION. Mr. MACEWEN, pursuant to notice, asked :--

Whether it is the intention of the Government to hand over the Lazaretto on Stone Cutters'. Island to the War Office, and, if so, what has been done to obtain a site for a new Building to receive the sick from quarantined vessels?

The Acting Colonial Secretary, replied.

Mr. MACEWEN, pursuant to notice, then asked:-

When the new Ordinance for amending the Laws relating to Public Health in the Colony of Hongkong will come before the Council?

The Acting Attorney General replied.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF THE TRIAD SOCIETY AND OTHER SECRET SOCIETIES AND FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF THE MEMBERS THEREOF. On the motion of the, Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a first time.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE THE CARRYING AND POSSESSION OF ARMS.- On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a first time.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR PROMOTING THE REVISION OF THE STATUTE LAW BY REPEAL- ING CERTAIN ENACTMENTS WHICH HAVE CEASED TO BE IN FORCE OR HAVE BECOME UNNECESSARY.-The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of this Bill, and addressed the Council on the objects and reasons of it.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

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  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE LAW RESPECTING DEFAMATORY WORDS AND LIBEL.The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of this Bill, and addressed the Council on the objects and reasons of it.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE No. 8 of 1879.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council resumed considera- tion, in Committee, of this Bill.

Bill reported with amendments.

  The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would move the third reading of this Bill.

  BILL ENTITLED THE POST OFFICE ORDINANCE, 1887.-On the motion of the Colonial Treasurer, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed, and numbered as Ordinance No. 1 of 1887.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE PROMISSORY OATHS Ordinance, 1869.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a third time..

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed, and numbered as Ordinance No. 2 of 1887.

  POSTPONEMENT OF THE OTHER ORDERS OF THE DAY.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, the other Orders of the Day were postponed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council was then adjourned to Friday, the 28th instant, at 4 P.M.

W. H. MARSH, Administering the Government.

Read and confirmed, this 28th day of January, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 33.

The following Minutes are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

  Minutes of the Proceedings of the Sanitary Board at a meeting held in the Board Room on Saturday, the 22nd January, 1887.

PRESENT:

The Colonial Surgeon, (Acting Chairman).

The Acting Registrar General.

Major T. C. DEMPSTER.

The Honourable A. P. McEwEN.

Dr. P. MANSON, LL.D.

N. J. EDE, Esquire.

HUGH MCCALLUM, Esquire, (Secretary).

ABSENT:

The Honourable the Surveyor General. Dr. Ho KAI.

The Minutes of a Meeting held on the 15th January, 1887, were read and confirmed.

2. A letter (No. 6) from the Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, informing the Board that the Very Revd. G. BURGHIGNOLI had been requested to furnish, when required, information as to the birth-places of children admitted to the Convents, was read.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1887.

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  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE LAW RESPECTING DEFAMATORY WORDS AND LIBEL.The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of this Bill, and addressed the Council on the objects and reasons of it.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE No. 8 of 1879.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council resumed considera- tion, in Committee, of this Bill.

Bill reported with amendments.

  The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would move the third reading of this Bill.

  BILL ENTITLED THE POST OFFICE ORDINANCE, 1887.-On the motion of the Colonial Treasurer, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed, and numbered as Ordinance No. 1 of 1887.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE PROMISSORY OATHS Ordinance, 1869.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a third time..

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed, and numbered as Ordinance No. 2 of 1887.

  POSTPONEMENT OF THE OTHER ORDERS OF THE DAY.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, the other Orders of the Day were postponed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council was then adjourned to Friday, the 28th instant, at 4 P.M.

W. H. MARSH, Administering the Government.

Read and confirmed, this 28th day of January, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 33.

The following Minutes are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

  Minutes of the Proceedings of the Sanitary Board at a meeting held in the Board Room on Saturday, the 22nd January, 1887.

PRESENT:

The Colonial Surgeon, (Acting Chairman).

The Acting Registrar General.

Major T. C. DEMPSTER.

The Honourable A. P. McEwEN.

Dr. P. MANSON, LL.D.

N. J. EDE, Esquire.

HUGH MCCALLUM, Esquire, (Secretary).

ABSENT:

The Honourable the Surveyor General. Dr. Ho KAI.

The Minutes of a Meeting held on the 15th January, 1887, were read and confirmed.

2. A letter (No. 6) from the Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, informing the Board that the Very Revd. G. BURGHIGNOLI had been requested to furnish, when required, information as to the birth-places of children admitted to the Convents, was read.

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3. On the motion of Dr. MANSON, seconded by the Honourable A. P. McEwEN, it was resolved,-

1. That, with the view of ascertaining the circumstances under which the disease known as Trismus Nascentium is developed, and the localities and houses in which it is specially prevalent, the Government be requested to cause the Registrar General to ascertain, within a fortnight of the registration of the birth, the condition of each child whose birth is registered in the Colony and report,-

(a.) If the child is alive or dead.

(b.) If the child is dead, the date on which it died, the locality in which it dieds

and the cause of death,

2. That the Government cause the Registrar General to ascertain the streets and houses in

which all children who die, within thirty days after birth, are born and die in.

3. That the Government be requested to supply the Board, for a time, with monthly Returns

showing the facts ascertained as above.

   4. A letter (No. 2888) from the Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, concerning the importation of dead meat from Canton was considered. Resolved;-The Board is of the opinion that it is not desirable to prohibit the importation of dead meat, but considers it very necessary that such importation should be subject to stringent regulations as to inspection on arrival and as to sale in the public markets.

5. A minute by the Secretary regarding the burial of a suspected infectious corpse was read. Resolved; -That in cases where death is suspected to have resulted from an infectious disease, and the relatives of the deceased are too poor to bury the corpse promptly, the Secretary incur such expend- iture as is necessary to secure speedy burial.

6. On the motion of the Colonial Surgeon, it was agreed that the weekly Return of Summonses, be in future laid on the table at the Board meetings instead of circulated to Members as at present.

The Board then adjourned till Noon, on Saturday, the 29th January, 1887.

J. M. PRICE, Chairman.

Read and confirmed, this 29th day of January, 1887.

HUGH MCCALLUM, Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 34.

It is hereby notified that HENRY ERNEST WODEHOUSE, Esquire, C.M.G., Police Magistrate, Coroner, and Superintendent of the Fire Brigade, has returned to the Colony, and resumed the duties of his Offices.

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By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 35.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Friday, the 11th February, 1887:-

1. For painting and colouring Kowloon Point Police Station.

2. For painting and colouring the Clock Tower.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For specifications and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office. The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.No. 36.

With reference to Government Notification, No. 18, of 15th January, 1887, calling for tenders for the construction of a sewer in Ship Street, it is hereby notified that the date on which the tenders are to be received has been extended until Noon of Friday, the 11th February.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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3. On the motion of Dr. MANSON, seconded by the Honourable A. P. McEwEN, it was resolved,-

1. That, with the view of ascertaining the circumstances under which the disease known as Trismus Nascentium is developed, and the localities and houses in which it is specially prevalent, the Government be requested to cause the Registrar General to ascertain, within a fortnight of the registration of the birth, the condition of each child whose birth is registered in the Colony and report,-

(a.) If the child is alive or dead.

(b.) If the child is dead, the date on which it died, the locality in which it dieds

and the cause of death,

2. That the Government cause the Registrar General to ascertain the streets and houses in

which all children who die, within thirty days after birth, are born and die in.

3. That the Government be requested to supply the Board, for a time, with monthly Returns

showing the facts ascertained as above.

   4. A letter (No. 2888) from the Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, concerning the importation of dead meat from Canton was considered. Resolved;-The Board is of the opinion that it is not desirable to prohibit the importation of dead meat, but considers it very necessary that such importation should be subject to stringent regulations as to inspection on arrival and as to sale in the public markets.

5. A minute by the Secretary regarding the burial of a suspected infectious corpse was read. Resolved; -That in cases where death is suspected to have resulted from an infectious disease, and the relatives of the deceased are too poor to bury the corpse promptly, the Secretary incur such expend- iture as is necessary to secure speedy burial.

6. On the motion of the Colonial Surgeon, it was agreed that the weekly Return of Summonses, be in future laid on the table at the Board meetings instead of circulated to Members as at present.

The Board then adjourned till Noon, on Saturday, the 29th January, 1887.

J. M. PRICE, Chairman.

Read and confirmed, this 29th day of January, 1887.

HUGH MCCALLUM, Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 34.

It is hereby notified that HENRY ERNEST WODEHOUSE, Esquire, C.M.G., Police Magistrate, Coroner, and Superintendent of the Fire Brigade, has returned to the Colony, and resumed the duties of his Offices.

*

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 28th January, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 35.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Friday, the 11th February, 1887:-

1. For painting and colouring Kowloon Point Police Station.

2. For painting and colouring the Clock Tower.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For specifications and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office. The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.No. 36.

With reference to Government Notification, No. 18, of 15th January, 1887, calling for tenders for the construction of a sewer in Ship Street, it is hereby notified that the date on which the tenders are to be received has been extended until Noon of Friday, the 11th February.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 37.

81

The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Crown Land by Public Auction, to be held on the spot, on Monday, the 14th day of February, 1887, at 4 P.M., are published for general information.

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1887.

1

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Particulars and Conditions of the letting by Public Auction Sale, to be held on Monday, the 14th day of February, 1887, at 4 P.M., by Order of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, of Thirty-one Lots of Crown Land, at Tung-lo-Wan, Victoria, in the Colony of Hong- kong, for a term of 999 Years.

PARTICULARS OF THE LOTS.

No.

of

Registry No.

Boundary Measurements.

LOCALITY.

Contents in

Annual Upset

Sale.

N.

*s.

E.

W.

Square ft.

Rent.

Price.

feet.

feet. feet.

feet.

$

Inland Lots

1

No. 1030

Tung-lo-Wan, Victoria,

2

1031

""

Do.,

3

1032

""

Do.,

4

1033.

""

Do.,

5

1034

"

Do.,

70

6

1035

""

Do.,

77

1036

""

Do.,

70

8

1037

"

Dos,

9

1038

Do.,

10

1039

"}

Do.,

11

1040

""

Do.,

12

1041

""

Do.,

13

1042

"

Do.,

14

1043

99

Do.,

15

1044

"

Do.,

16

1051

""

Do.,

17

1052

Do.,

70

18

1057

""

Do.,

70

19

1658.

+

Do.,

20

1059

_"}

Do.,

21

1060

"}

Do.,

22

1061

""

Do.,

70

23

1062

"

Do.,

24

1063

""

Do.,

25

1064

Do.,

"}

26

1065

""

Do.,

1066

""

Do.,

28

1067

""

Do.,

70

29

1068

,,

Do.,

30 31

1069

Do.,

1070

Do.,

RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR2222222RRRRRRR

70

70

70

70

70

70

70

70

70

70

70

70

70

70

70

70

70

70

70

70

RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

70 15

15

1050

12

50

70 15

15

1050

12

50

70 15

15

1050

12

50

70 15

15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12

50

70 15

15

1050

12

50

70 15

15

1050

12

50

70 15

15

1050

12

50

70 15

15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12

50

70 15

15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12

50

70 15

15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12'

50

15

15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12

50

15 15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12

50

15

15

1050

12

15

15

1050

12

70

15

15

1050

*12

70

15

15

1050

12

70

15

15 1050

12

ggggg

50

50

50

50

50

CONDITIONS OF SALE.

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

2. No person shall at any bidding advance less than $5.

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

4. The Purchaser of each Lot shall build and finish, fit for occupation, upon the lot, before the expiration of six calendar months from the day of sale, one substantial dwelling or tenement with stone, and lime mortar walls, and tile roof, and in other respects in accordance with the conditions of the Buildings Ordinance, No. 8 of 1856, and he shall provide along the entire back of such dwelling or tenement a clear space forming a back yard of not less than fifteen (15) feet in width.

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  5. The Purchaser of each Lot shall pay into the Treasury a proportionate part of the annual rental specified in the Particulars herein before contained on the 24th day of June next, and thereafter shall pay such annual rental by equal half-yearly payments on the 25th day of December, and the 24th day of June in each and every year during the term of 999 years hereinafter mentioned.

  6. When the conditions herein contained have been complied with to the satisfaction of the Surveyor General, the Purchaser of each Lot shall be entitled to, and shall execute, on demand, a Lease from the Crown of the Piece of Ground comprised in such Lot for 999 Years, to be computed from the day of Sale, at such Annual Rental, payable half-yearly on the 24th day of June, and the 25th day of December in every Year, as is specified in the Particulars of each Lot herein before contained; and such Crown Lease shall be subject to, and contain, all Exceptions, Reservations, Covenants, Clauses, and Conditions inserted in the Crown Leases of Inland Lots in the Colony of Hongkong.

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

  8. Should the Purchaser neglect, or fail to comply with these Conditions, his Premium, or any portion thereof which may be paid, shall be thereupon forfeited to Her Majesty, who shall be at full liberty either to enforce the Sale, or to re-sell the Property at such time and place, and in such manner as to Her Majesty shall seem fit, and in case of a re-sale the increase, if any, of the Premium or Purchase Money shall be retained by Her Majesty, and the deficiency, if any, and all Costs and Expenses shall be made good by the defaulter and be recoverable as liquidated damages.

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

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BY THE PURCHASER.

Memorandum that the persons whose names are hereunder written have been declared the highest bidders for the Lots described in the foregoing Particulars of Sale and hereunder specified opposite to their said names and signatures respectively, and do hereby agree with Her Majesty The QUEEN to become the Lessees thereof under and subject to the foregoing Conditions of Sale, and on their parts to perform and abide by the said Conditions.

Number of Sale.

Registry Number and Description of Lot Purchased.

Tung-lo-Wan In. Lt.No. 1030

1

2

Amount of

Annual Rental. Premium at which

Purchased.

Signature of Purchasers.

$12

1031

""

""

$12

1032

"

""

""

$12

1033

""

""

$12

5

1034

"

""

??

$12

1035

""

""

$12

1036

""

""

""

$12

1037

""

""

""

$12

9

1038

""

""

""

$12

10

1039

""

""

""

$12

11

1040

""

""

""

$12

12

1041

""

""

""

$12

13

1042

""

""

$12

14

1043

""

$12

15

1044

19

""

$12

16

1051

";

""

$12

17

1052

""

?

"9

$12

18

1057

""

"

$12

19

1058

$12

""

"

""

20

1059

""

"

""

$12

21

1060

""

29.

$12

22

1061

$12

""

""

23

1062

""

"

""

$12

24

1063

$12

29

""

25

1064

""

$12

""

""

26

1065

""

""

$12

27

1066

"}

""

""

$12

28

1067

""

??

""

$12

29

1068

""

$12

30

1069

""

""

""

$12

81

1070

""

""

""

$12

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION,-No. 38.

83

The following Report from the Director of the Observatory is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

REPORT ON THE TIME-SERVICE IN 1886, AND MICROMETRIC

MEASURES OF PLANETS.

  The transit-instrument was throughout the past year used exclusively for ascertaining the error of the sidereal standard clock. The number of transits observed was 193, and the inclination of the axis was determined 65 times. The azimuthal deviation was whenever necessary corrected by aid of the distant meridian-mark, but this as well as any outstanding error of collimation was eliminated by observing objects very near the zenith,-one passing the meridian south and the other north of the zenith, and reversing the instrument before the transit of the second star. The inclination cannot be similarly eliminated without using an artificial horizon, but this is not practicable as zenith-stars could not be observed reflected from the mercury,-whence the necessity for levelling every night when transits are secured except occasionally for a few nights, if the temperature is quite constant, The inclination affects the observed clock-error with fully its whole amount, but of course the factor is smaller within the tropics than in a higher latitude.

  The sidereal standard clock has been going without interruption since the beginning of September, 1885, since which epoch the case has not been opened nor the hands touched. It is intended that the rate should be altered in another year. The mean daily rates during ten-day periods are exhibited in the following table, where -means gaining rate.

RATE OF SIDEREAL STANDARD CLOCK IN 1886.

Period.

Rate.

Temp.

Bar.

Period.

Rate. Temp. Bar.

1886.

1886.

January

26- 5,.......

5-15,.

15-25,

-0°.86 62°.9 30.18

0.78 63.1 0.86 62.9 29.92

July

4-14,

- 2.78 81°.3

29.72

.12

14-24,.

2.92

80.2

.63

""

24- 3,

3.09

82.6

.62

""

25- 4,...

0.78

56.2

30.01

August

3-13,...

3.24

83 .3

66

February 4-14,.

0.55

55 .7

.03

13-23,.

3.28

83 .0

.56

""

14-24,.

0.58

55.8

.12

23- 2,...

3.27

80.5

.71

""

24- 6,.......

0.81

60 .1

.01

September 2-12,..

3.26

80 .3

.71

March

6-16,.

1.04

62.4

29.97

12-22,.

3.23

81.6

.69

""

16-26,.......

1.28

66.5

.91

22- 2,.

3.25

79 .3

.83

""

26- 5,...

1.42

64 .8

.92

October

2-12,....

3.14

79..2

.80

April

5-15,

1.73

71.5

.82

12-22,

3.09 77..2

.88

""

15-25,.

1.78

68 .9

.83

22- 1,...

3.11 77.5

.95

""

22

25 5,

1.79

70.1

.89

November

1-11,..

2.80

72.3

30.03

""

May

5-15,....

1.95

72..9

.79

"

11-21,....................

2.77

70.5

.00

15-25,

2.26

79.2

.79

21- 1,..

2.55

69 .1

.05.

29

25 4,

2.38

78.9

.74

December

1-11,.

2.41

64.7

.12

99

June

4-14,.

2.52

80 .0

.64

11-21,...

2.17

62.0

.06

14-24,.

2.57

79.7

.70

"

21-31,.....

2.15

60 .4

.07

""

24- 4,

2.70 82.9

.70

.....

99

  The chronometers are compared on Mondays and Saturdays shortly before 1 p. The first named chronometer was used only as a hackwatch. Their daily rates ( + means losing, - gaining rate) were as follows:-

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1887.

Rate of Chronometer

Dent No.

Rate of Chronometer Dent No.

Period.

Tem pe- rature.

Period.

Tempe-

rature.

39946

40912

40917

39946

409T2

40917

1886.

1886.

January

4- 9,...+3.40

-3'.70

-35.02

61°

July

5-10,...'+6*.60 -3°.20

- 3.10

81°

99

11-16,... 1.42

4.16

3.02

63

""

12-17,... 7.76

3:38

2.94

81

18-23,...

3.78

3.96

2.64

63

19-24,...

7.96 3.52

3.20

81

99

25-30,...

3.50

5.24

3.36

60

26-31,...

6.74

2.88

3.16

82

.99

"9

February

1- 6,..

2.48

4.12

3.90

54

August

2- 7,...

8.12

3.68

3.32

83

8-13,...

4.76

4.72

3.52

56

39

""

9-14,...

7.78

2.98

3.62

83

15-20,...

5.02

4.10

3.52

56

"?

""

16-21,...

7.94 2.96

3.48.

83

99

22-27,...

3.22

4.80

3.12

57

99

23-28,... 7.84

3.78

3.56

80

March

99

1- 6,...

5.34

3.30

4.14

62

99

30- 4,...

7.78

3.58

3.72

81

8-13,...

5.04

4.62

4.02

62

September 6-11,...

5.06

4.64

4.78

79

99

15-20,...

5.90

4.00

3.66

66

""

18-18,...

3.02

3.80

3..58

80

22-27,...

5.08

4.22

3.68

65

20-25,... 2.02

3.76

2.14

81

??

99

""

29-3,... 7.90

4.68

3.64

66

27-2,...

0.54

4.18

3.20

79

""

April

5-10,...

7.04

3.04

2.82

71

October

4- 9,.

6.02

$4.00

2.38

78

"

12-17,... 7.10

3.28

2.78

71

11-16,...

5.40

3.50

2.68

78

'19-24,...

3.72

3.68

2.70

69

"9

""

18-23,...

4.86

3.58

2.78

78

26- 1,...]

3.64

3.88

2.38

69

25-30,...

7.82

3.70

3..32

78

""

""

May

38,...

8.60

5+.32

2.32

72

November

1- 6,...

1.92

3.60

3.60

72

10-15,... 7.40

4.20

2.28

75

99

""

8-13,...

1.26

4.90.

3.00

72

"9

17-22,... 5.62

3.18

2.00

80

15-20,...

3.14

4.94 2.78

""

"9

24-29,... 8.40

3.68

2.14

79

""

22-27,...

5.64 5.36

3..18

19

31-5,... 5.58

3.60

2.22

79

29- 4,...

6.36

5.02

3.18

""

June

7-12,...

5.12

2.98

2.56

80

December

6-11,...

8.20

5.34

3..62

14-19,.. 5.76

3.54

2.56

78

13-18,..

3.56

5.34

3.92

"

21-26,..

7.92

3.82

2.86

82

20-25,...

4.46

""

""

99

28- 3,...

8.24 3.54 2.84

83

27- 1,...

6.92

5.34 4.06. 7.00

4.08

2868655

70

69

63

61

61

61

Between the 8th June, 1883, and the same date of 1884, the mean daily rate of Dent 40912 was: +0.45. In 1885, it was: -1.88, and in 1886: -4.06. Between the Sth June, 1883, and the same date of 1884, the mean daily rate of Dent 40917 was: -1.73. In 1885, it was: -1.52, and in 1886: -3.27.

  The following table exhibits the errors of the one o'clock signals in 1886, for every day on which the ball was dropped. Whenever the error was less than 0.15, 0.1 has been entered without sign:

ERRORS OF TIME BALL IN 1886. -means too late, + means too early.

Date.

Jan.

Feb. March.

April.

May. June.

July.

Aug.

Sept:

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

123

6

7

-0.4

0.1 -0.2

0.1 0.1

-0.2 +1.0

- 1.80 -1.0

+0.85 +0.3 +0.7 +0.5

0."1

0.'1

0. 1

-0.4 +0.9 +0.8

+0.2

+0.2

+0.2 +0.3 +0.4

...

-0."2

0.'1

0."1

-0."3

-0.2

0.1

-0.2

· 0. 1

+0.83

-0.3

...

0.1

...

0.1

+0.3

+0.2

...

+0.4

+0.2 +1.3 +0.2

0.1

0.1

0. 1

+0.2

0. 1

+0.6

0. 1

+0.4

+0.9

+0.4

0.1

0. 1

+0.2

0.1

0.1.

...

...

8

0.1

0.1

+0.4

0.1 +0.4

+0.6 +0.8 +0.6 +0.2

+0.4 +0.2

0.1

+0.2

0.1

...

0.1

+0.3

0.2

9

0.1

0.1

+0.6

+0.6

0.1

+0.3

+0.2

0.1

0..1

-0.4

10

0.1

0.1

+0.8 +1.2

0.1

0.1

+0.3

0.1

0. 1

11

0.1

0.1

12 +0.2

13

+0.2

14 +0.2

0.1 0.1 +0.2 +0.2 0.1

+0.3 +0.2

+0.3 +0.2

+1.4 +0.2

+0.4

0.1

0.1

-0.4

+1.6 +0.3

0. 1

+0.5

+0.2

0.1

+0.5

0. 1

0.1

-0.3

+0.2*

0.1

0.1

+0.2

0.1

·0.4

+0.3

0.1

15

0.1

16

0.1

17

+0.2 +0.2 +0.6 +0.2

+0.5 +0.4

+0.4

+0.5

+0.3

-0.6

+0.3

0..1

0.1

+0.5

0.1

:

0.1

0.1

+0.4

0.1

0.1

0.1

+0.6

+0.7

18

+0.2 +0.4

+0.4

0. 1

19 +0.3

+0.4

+0.7

+0.7

+0.3

0. 1 -0.2 -0.3

0.1

+0.2

0. I

-0.3

+0.2

+0.31

0.1

0.1

0.1

+0.2

-0.2

-0.5

...

20 +0.4 +0.4

0.1

+0.8

0. 1

...

0.1

0.1

+0.5.

-0.3

-0.2

0.1.

21

+0.5

...

+0.9

0.1

0.1

+0.2

0.1

22

+0.5 +0.6

+0.7

0. 1

...

0.1

23 +0.5 +0.7

24

...

0.1 +0.2 +0.8 +0.3

+1.0

0.1

+0.2

0. 1

0.1

0. 1

-0.3

0.1

...

+0.3

0.1

0. I

0. 1

+0.2

-0.4

0.1

+1.1

0. 1

+0.5

0.1

0. 1

0.1'

25 +0.3 +0.8 +0.4

-0.6

...

0. 1

+0.6

0.1

Q. 1'

+0.4

+0.4

26 +0.5

27 +0.7

28

29

+0.9 +1.1

...

30

0. 1

31

0.1

0.1

+0.5 +0.5

...

0.1

+0.7

0.1

0.1

...

+0.6

0.1

0.1

0. 1

+0.2

0.1

0.1

+0.8

0.1

0.1 +0.2

0.1

0.1

+0.7

0.1 +0.2

0.1

0.1

+0.8

0.1

...

+0.2

0. 1

+0.9

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

-0.2

M

-0.2

0.1

0.1

-0, 4

-0.2

0.1

0.1

0.1

-0.4

-0.2

0. 1

0.1

85

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1887.

  The probable errors of the signal in the different months of 1886 (with the average percentage of clouded sky added in parenthesis) were as follows:

  January 0.27 (65), February 0.834 (96), March 0.536 (92), April 0.46 (82), May 0.34 (71), June 0.22 (76), July 0.14 (76), August 0.16 (71), September 0.20 (51), October 0.20 (48), No- vember 0.18 (35), December 0.13 (31).-The mean of the probable errors was 0.19 in 1885 and 0.25 in 1886, and the probable error of the signal during the two past years was therefore about a fifth of a second.

As stated in the time-ball notice published in the Government Gazette on the 10th January 1885, the ball is not dropped on Sundays or on Government Holidays. On the 30th March it failed at 1 p (clock failing to make contact) but was dropped at 2 p. On the 15th July it failed at 1 p (the tele- graph wires being entangled) but was dropped at 2 p. On the 16th, 17th and 19th the ball could not be dropped as the wires were entangled. On the 7th September it failed owing to defective telegraphic connection and also at 1 p on the 8th, but it was dropped by hand at 2 p on the latter date. The ball was dropped by hand from the 9th September till the 2nd November. From the 3rd till the 11th November the signal was not given owing to illness among the staff. Since the 12th November the ball was dropped without intermission by aid of excessive battery-power introduced with the sanction of the Governor.-It is seen, that the time-ball apparatus failed to act only once in 1886, that the telegraphic connection was the cause of failure on 15 days and that the ball was dropped by hand on 47 days. I reported in July the necessity for a new line and this has been approved by His Excellency.

MICROMETRIC MEASURES OF JUPITER.

Diameter.

Breadth.

Epoch.

Pos.

m

n

M.P.

Equ.

Pol.

Belt

Spot

Length.

Spot

Obs.-Calc.

Pos. Equ.

Pol.

1879 August

   29,... 335°.65+0°,17 | 4 November 24,... 336 .53 .42 5

200

""

""

"9

29,... 336 .30 December 19,... 336 .65 1880 September 12,... 336 .23

.05

99

.32 4

.10 4

:

:

:

-0°.20

2".42

11".87

...

+ .07

.09 + .65

...

+ .25

""

October

27,... 335 .25

.30 4

21,... 334.98

.33 4

50".17 47".25 9".13

3 .39 3.62

15.55

.49

...

14.89

.39

+1".13

+1".29

""

"

23,.. 335 .35

.00 3

""

""

""

28,... 335.13

.17 4

48 .99 46 .24

49 .61 46 .84 8 .19 | 3 .35 3.59

15 .79

.00

+0.68

+1.00

8.48

""

.15 +0.46 +0.73

November 3,... 334.47

.13 4

49.35 46 .05

8.78

.75

+1.39 +1.03

""

December 1,... 336 .05

.23 4

""

4

45 .25 42 .23

7.79

+ .97

+0.97

+0.45

""

99

3,...

334 .73

.04

44 .69 42 .38

8.86

.35

+0.71 +0.87

""

6,... 335.37

.17 4

43.54 42 .20

8.88

+0.30

""

1882 October

1883 January

26,...

359 .93

.50 4

December

7,...

359 .30

.30

.400

6,... 356.95

.30

""

""

8,... 354 .45

.70

28,...

7 25.84 1.34 8 7.... 24.40 0.28

23.60 0.91

43 .70 41 .09 47.26 44.43

200 47 .63 44 .63 200 47 .41 45 .24 110

...

...

"

-0.01 +1.09

-1.57 +0.61 +0.46

-0.54 +0.14 +0.29

-1.06 +1.12

+1.03

-3 .45 +1.05 +1.78

-1 .64 +0.62

- 1.00

...

...

""

7

1885 December 27,...

"

1886 April

The distance of the great ruddy spot from the nearest edge of the belt was measured on October 21st, 1880, as 3".63, and on October 23rd, as 3.53. The satellites were measured on November 3rd, 1880, as follows: I 1".00, II 1".18, IV 1".30.

The first column in the table exhibits the epoch, the second the angle of position of the polar axis, the third the average deviation of the single measures from the mean (from which the probable error is easily obtained), the fourth the number of pointings, the fifth the magnifying power, the sixth the apparent diameter of the equator, the seventh the diameter vertical to the latter, the eighth and ninth the breadth of the equatorial belts and the great spot, the tenth the length of the latter when on the central meridian. The eleventh, twelvth and thirteenth columns exhibit the differences between the observed values and those calculated by Marth, in which comparison the phase has been taken into account as usual.

From the differences exhibited in the eleventh column the following normal values of the position angle were obtained: I 1880, July 3rd, 335°.95.

                3rd, 335°.95. II 1882, December 14th, 357°.96. III 1886, February 7th, 24°.56. From I and III the right ascension and declination of Jupiter's North-pole were determined as follows: A.R. 275°4', Decl. +65°26′ or Long. 330°25', Lat. +87°34'. Referred to Leverrier's orbit of Jupiter the longitude of the node and the obliquity of the Jovian ecliptic came out as follows: N. 290°31′, ?I°39′. ? The difference between the position angle II and that calculated from these elements is +2°.94.

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  When a and d resp. a1 and d1 represent the geocentric right ascensions, and declinations of Jupiter at two epochs, A and D the coordinates of his north-pole referred to the terrestrial equator, p and p1 the observed position angles and i the angle between the Jovian axis, and the plane on which it is projected, perpendicular to the line of vision, we have the well-known equations:

sin D sin d cos i + cos d sin i cos p..... cos i sin d sin D) + cos d cos D cos (a→A). sin i

cos D sin (a-A) cosec p

Eliminating i from (1) by aid of (2) and (3) we obtain :

tan D-tan d sin (N?a+A) cosec N................

where: tan N=sin d tan p,

and cos N is of the same sign as cos p. Equating the two equations of the form (4) we obtain:

where: From (5) we obtain :

......

.(1) .(2)

.(3)

·(4)

M sin (N?a+A)=sin (N1-a1+ A)....................

tan d cot d1 sin N1 cosec N-M.

(5)

+ M sin (N-a) - sin (N1-a1)

tan A-

-M cos (Na) + cos (N1-a1)

..(6)

1

  The value of A is obtained by aid of (6) and D is then obtained from either of the two equations of the form (4).

  From the mean of the figures in the sixth and the seventh columns it follows, that the equatorial and polar diameters at the mean distance (5.20273) of Jupiter are 38".207 and 35".942 respectively and that the equatorial semi-diameter at the mean distance of the Earth from the Sun is 99′′.39. The polar is 0.9407 times the equatorial diameter and the ellipticity, or about a seventeenth. Its diameter is about 11 times that of the Earth, and as its mass is 309.8 times as large it follows that its density is of the mean density of the Earth. It appears therefore that the apparent mean density of Jupiter does not considerably exceed that of water, but of course this includes the no doubt extensive gaseous envelope so that the matter nearer the centre may be much denser.

MICROMETRIC MEASURES OF SATURN.

Ring-Diam.

Planet.

Obs.-Calc.

Epoch. Pos.

m.

n. M.P.

1879, Jan. 3, +4°.37 +0°.17

4 200

Ext.

39".12

Cass. Int.

Equ.

Pol.

Pos.

Ext.

Int.

17".48

16".00 +0°.04 +0′′.54

""

4,

4 .25

.20

4 600

...

...

....

-0..07

??

??

14,

4 .89

.14

4 200

37 .26

17.53

15,

4 .14

.24

4

37 .75

17.08

16.81

16 .66

+0.63 -0.65 -0.11

""

99

""

1880, Oct. 21,

0.11

?00

??

46,39

39".35

30".87

19 .31

19.12

-1 .39

23,

1 .32

.23

46 .91

30 .78

19 .93

18 .88

-0.20

""

29

29

28,

1 .20

.20

46.72

30.80

19.53

18.90

""

""

+1..33

+1.88 +0.83

-0.35 +1.76 +0.89

...

0.12

...

+0".90

Nov. 3, 1 .37

.15

46 .22

39 .37

30.78

19.58

18.85

-0 ?.24 +1.38 +0.98

,,

Dec. 1, +1 .10

.20

4

44.59

37.90

30.44

19.11

18 .33

-0.70

+1.02

+1.46

1882, Oct. 27,

...

46 .66

39 .87

20.30

+0.91

""

Dec. 5,

300

46 .92

40.64

19 .40

+1.25

7,

200

47 .26

40 .41

19.65

+1.66

29

1883, Jan. 8,-2.50

1885, Dec. 23,

.25

6.42

27,

29

"

29

""

7.97 28, 8.50

0.50 3

""

1.27 6 600

1886, Apr. 5, -7 .31

0.70 7 110

45 .56

18.17

.28 4 340

...

-1.03 +0.28

+1.81

-1 .30 -1.83

-0.79

The first column exhibits the epoch. The second, third, fourth and fifth columns are arranged as in the previous table. The sixth to the tenth columns inclusive exhibit the external diameter, the diameter of Cassini's division, the internal diameter of the Ring and the equatorial and polar diameters of the planet. The three last columns exhibit the differences between the observed values and those given in the Nautical Almanac for the position of the semi-minor axis and the external and internal diameters of the Ring.

24.95.

From the measures the following proportions between the different diameters and the external diameter of the Ring were obtained: Ext. 1.0000, Cass. 0.85434, Int. 0.66573, Equ. 0.42733, and the proportion between the polar and the equatorial diameter of the planet 0.95992 and the ellipticity The dimensions at the mean distance (9.5388) of Saturn are: External diameter of Ring 40′′.28, Cassini's division 34′′.42, Internal diameter 26′′.82, Equatorial diameter of the planet 17′′22 and Polar 16′′.53. The equatorial semi-diameter at the mean distance of the earth from the Sun is 82′′.11. Its diameter is about 9 times that of the Earth and as its mass is 102.7 times as large it follows that its density is, or about, of the mean density of the Earth.

Hongkong Observatory, 8th January, 1887.

W. DOBERCK, Government Astronomer,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29TH JANUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 39.

The following Despatch and its enclosure are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

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Acting Colonial Secretary.

CIRCULAR.

DOWNING STREET,

11th December, 1886.

SIR,-I have the honour to transmit to you, for publication in the Colony under

your Government, a copy of an Order of Her Majesty in Council, dated the 26th day of November, 1886, for giving effect to the Treaty between Her Majesty and the President of the Republic of Guatemala for the mutual extradtion of Fugitive Criminals, signed at Guatemala on the 4th of July, 1885.

The Treaty will come into operation on the 13th instant, in conformity with Article XVIII.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient humble Servant,

The Officer Administering the Government of

HONGKONG.

EDWARD STANHOPE.

At the Court at Windsor, the 26th day of November, 1886.

Lord President.

Earl of Rosslyn.

PRESENT,

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty.

Viscount Cross. Lord Stanley of Preston.

WHEREAS by the Extradition Acts, 1870 and 1873, it was amongst other things enacted that,

   where an arrangement has been made with any Foreign State with respect to the surrender to such State of any fugitive criminals, Her Majesty may, by Order in Council, direct that the said Acts shall apply in the case of such Foreign State; and that Her Majesty may, by the same or any subsequent Order, limit the operation of the Order, and restrict the same to fugitive criminals who are in or suspected of being in the part of Her Majesty's Dominions specified in the Order, and render the operation thereof subject to such conditions, exceptions, and qualifications as may be deemed expedient; and that if, by any law made after the passing of the Act of 1870 by the Legislature of any British Possession, provision is made for carrying into effect within such possession the surrender of fugitive criminals who are in or suspected of being in such British Possession, Her Majesty may, by the Order in Council applying the said Acts in the case of any Foreign State, or by any subsequent Order, suspend the operation within any such British Possession of the said Acts, or of any part thereof, so far as it relates to such Foreign State, and so long as such law continues in force there and no longer;

And whereas in accordance with section 18 of "The Extradition Act, 1870," the Legislature of the Dominion of Canada has, by laws passed in the years 1877 and 1882, and respectively styled "The Extradition Act, 1877," and "An Act to amend the Extradition Act, 1877," made provision for carrying into effect within the Dominion the surrender of fugitive criminals who are in or are suspected of being in the Dominion.

And whereas a Treaty was concluded on the fourth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, between Her Majesty and the President of the Republic of Guatemala, for the mutual extradition of fugitive criminals, which Treaty is in the terms following:-

  "HER Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and his Excellency the President of the Republic of Guatemala, having judged it expedient, with a view to the better administration of justice and to the prevention of crime within the two countries and their jurisdictions,

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that persons charged with or convicted of the crimes or offences hereinafter enumerated, and being fugitives from justice, should under certain circumstances, be reciprocally delivered have named as

                                                    up, their Plenipotentiaries to conclude a Treaty (that is to say):

"Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, James Plaister Harriss-Gastrell, Esquire, Her Britannic Majesty's Minister Resident and Consul-General to the Republic of Guatemala ;

"And his Excellency the President of the Republic of Guatemala, his Excellency Senor Don Manuel J. Dardon, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guatemala ;

"Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon and concluded the following Articles :---

"ARTICLE I.

"The High Contracting Parties engage to deliver up to each other, under the circumstances and conditions stated in the present Treaty, those persons who, being accused or convicted of any of the crimes or offences enumerated in Article II, committed in the territory of the one Party, shall be found within the territory of the other Party.

"ARTICLE II.

"The extradition shall be reciprocally granted for the following crimes or offences :---

"1. Murder (including assassination, parricide, infanticide, poisoning), or attempt to murder. "2. Manslaughter.

"3. Administering drugs or using instruments with intent to procure the miscarriage of women. "4. Rape.

  "5. Aggravated or indecent assault; carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 10 years; carnal knowledge of a girl above the age of 10 years and under the age of 12 years; indecent assault upon any female, or any attempt to have carnal knowledge of a girl under 12 years of age.

  "6. Kidnapping and false imprisonment, child-stealing, abandoning, exposing, or unlawfully detaining children.

"7. Abduction of minors.

"8. Bigamy.

"9. Wounding, or inflicting grievous bodily harm.

"10. Assaulting a Magistrate, or peace or public officer.

"11. Threats, by letter or otherwise, with intent to extort money or other things of value.

"12. Perjury or subornation of perjury.

"13. Arson.

"14. Burglary or housebreaking, robbery with violence, larceny, or embezzlement:

  "15. Fraud by a bailee, banker, agent, factor, trustee, director, member, or public officer of any Company, made criminal by any law for the time being in force.

  "16. Obtaining money, valuable security, or goods by false pretences; receiving any money, valuable security, or other property, knowing the same to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.

"17. (a.) Counterfeiting or altering money, or bringing into circulation counterfeited or altered

money.

"(b.) Forgery, or counterfeiting or altering, or uttering what is forged, counterfeited, or altered. "(c.) Knowingly making, without lawful authority, any instrument, tool, or engine adapted and intended for the counterfeiting of coin of the realm or national coin.

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18. Crimes against Bankruptcy Law.

"19. Any malicious act done with intent to endanger persons in a railway train.

"20. Malicious injury to property, if such offence be indictable.

"21. Crimes committed at sea.

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(a.) Piracy, by the law of nations.

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(b.) Sinking or destroying a vessekat sea, or attempting or conspiring to do so.

  "(c.) Revolt, or conspiracy to revolt, by two or more persons on board a ship on the high seas against the authority of the master.

"(d.) Assault on board a ship on the high seas with intent to destroy life, or to do grievous bodily harm.

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"22. Dealing in slaves in such manner as to constitute an offence against the laws of both countries.

   "The extradition is also to take place for participation in any of the aforesaid crimes as an accessory before or after the fact, provided such participation be punishable by the laws of both Con- tracting l'arties.

"ARTICLE III.

"No Guatemalan shall be delivered up by the Government of Guatemala to the Government of the United Kingdom, and no subject of the United Kingdom shall be delivered up by the Government thereof to the Government of Guatemala.

"ARTICLE IV.

"The extradition shall not take place if the person claimed on the part of the Government of the United Kingdom, or the person claimed on the part of the Government of Guatemala, has already been tried and discharged or punished, or is still under trial in the territory of Guatemala or in the United Kingdom respectively for the crime for which his extradition is demanded.

"If the person claimed on the part of the Government of the United Kingdom, or on the part of the Government of Guatemala, should be under examination for any other crime in the territory of Guatemala or, in the United Kingdom respectively, his extradition shall be deferred until the conclusion of the trial and the full execution of any punishment awarded to him.

"ARTICLE V.

"The extradition shall not take place if, subsequently to the commission of the crime, or the institution of the penal prosecution or the conviction thereon, exemption from prosecution or punish- ment has been acquired by lapse of time, according to the laws of the State applied to.

"ARTICLE VI.

"A fugitive criminal shall not be surrendered if the offence in respect of which his surrender is demanded is one of a political character, or if he prove that the requisition for his surrender has, in fact, been made with a view to try or punish him for an offence of a political character.

"ARTICLE VII.

"A person surrendered can in no case be kept in prison or be brought to trial in the State to which the surrender has been made, for any other crime, or on account of any other matters, than those for which the extradition shall have taken place. This stipulation does not apply to crimes committed after the extradition,

"ARTICLE VIII.

"The requisition for extradition shall be made through the Diplomatic Agents of the High Con- tracting Parties' respectively.

"The requisition for the extradition of an accused person must be accompanied by a warrant of arrest issued by the competent authority of the State requiring the extradition, and by such evidence as, according to the laws of the place where the accused is found, would justify his arrest if the crime had been committed there.

"If the requisition relates to a person already convicted, it must be accompanied by the sentence of condemnation passed against the convicted person by the competent Court of the State that makes the requisition for extradition.

"A requisition for extradition cannot be founded solely on sentences passed in contumaciam, but persons convicted for contumacy shall be deemed to be accused persons.

"ARTICLE IX.

"If the requisition for extradition be in accordance with the foregoing stipulations, the competent authorities of the State applied to shall proceed to the arrest of the fugitive.

"The prisoner is then to be brought before a competent Magistrate, who is to examine him, and to conduct the preliminary investigation of the case, just as if the apprehension had taken place for a crime committed in the same country.

"ARTICLE X.

"A fugitive criminal may be apprehended under a warrant issued by any Police Magistrate, Justice of the Peace, or other competent authority in either country, on such information or complaint, and such evidence, or after such proceedings as would, in the opinion of the authority issuing the warrant, justify the issue of a warrant if the crime had been committed or the person convicted in that

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part of the dominions of the two Contracting Parties in which the Magistrate, Justice of the Peace, or other competent authority exercises jurisdiction: provided, however, that in the United Kingdom the accused shall, in such case, be sent as speedily as possible before a Police Magistrate in London. He shall, in accordance with this Article, be discharged, as well in Guatemala as in the United Kingdom, if within the term of thirty days a requisition for extradition shall not have been made by the Diplo- matic Agent of his country in accordance with the stipulations of this Treaty.

"The same rule shall apply to the cases of persons accused or convicted of any of the crimes or offences specified in this Treaty, and committed on the high seas on board any vessel of either country which may come into a port of the other.

"ARTICLE XI.

"The extradition shall take place only if the evidence be found sufficient, according to the laws of the State applied to, either to justify the committal of the prisoner for trial, in case the crime had been committed in the territory of the same State, or to prove that the prisoner is the identical person convicted by the Courts of the State which makes the requisition, and no criminal shall be surrendered until after the expiration of fifteen days from the date of his committal to prison to await the warrant for his surrender.

"ARTICLE XII.

 "In the examinations which they have to make in accordance with the foregoing stipulations, the authorities of the State applied to shall admit as entirely valid evidence the sworn depositions or state- ments of witnesses taken in the other State, or copies thereof. and likewise the warrants and sentences issued therein, provided such documents purport to be signed or certified by a Judge, Magis- trate, or Officer of such State, and are authenticated by the oath of some witness, or by being sealed with the official seal of the Minister of Justice, or some other Minister of State.

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"ARTICLE XIII.

  If the individual claimed by one of the two High Contracting Parties, in pursuance of the present Treaty, should be also claimed by one or several other Powers, on account of other crimes or offences committed upon their respective territories, his extradition shall be granted to that State whose demand is earliest in date; unless any other arrangement should have been made between the different Governments to determine the preference, either on account of the gravity of the crime or offence, or for any other reason.

"ARTICLE XIV.

"If sufficient evidence for the extradition be not produced within three months from the date of the apprehension of the fugitive, he shall be set at liberty.

"ARTICLE XV.

"All articles seized which were in the possession of the person to be surrendered at the time of his apprehension shall, if the competent authority of the State applied to for the extradition has ordered the delivery of such articles, be given up when the extradition takes place; and the said delivery shall extend, not merely to the stolen articles, but to everything that may serve as a proof of the crime.

"ARTICLE XVI.

"The High Contracting Parties renounce any claim for the reimbursement of the expenses incurred by them in the arrest and maintenance of the person to be surrendered and his conveyance till placed on board ship; they reciprocally agree to bear such expenses themselves.

"ARTICLE XVII.

"The stipulations of the present Treaty shall be applicable to the Colonies and foreign possessions of Her Britannic Majesty.

"The requisition for the surrender of a fugitive criminal who has taken refuge in any of such Colonies or foreign possessions shall be made to the Governor or chief authority of such Colony or possession by the Chief Consular Officer of the Republic of Guatemala in such Colony or possession.

"Such requisition may be disposed of, subject always, as nearly as may be, to the provisions of this Treaty, by the said Governor or chief authority, who, however, shall be at liberty either to grant the surrender or to refer the matter to his Government.

"Her Britannic Majesty shall, however, be at liberty to make special arrangements in the British Colonies and foreign possessions for the surrender of Guatemalan criminals who may take refuge within such Colonies and foreign possessions, on the basis, as nearly as may be, of the provisions of the present Treaty.

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 "The requisition for the surrender of a fugitive criminal from any Colony or foreign possession of Her Britannic Majesty shall be governed by the rules laid down in the preceding Articles of the present Treaty.

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"ARTICLE XVIII.

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   "The present Treaty shall come into force ten days after its publication, in conformity with the forms prescribed by the laws of the High Contracting Parties. It may be terminated by either of the High Contracting Parties, but shall remain in force for six months after notice has been given for its termination.

   "The Treaty, after receiving the approval of the Congress of Guatemala, shall be ratified, and the ratification shall be exchanged at London as soon as possible.

"In witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the seal of their arms.

"Done at Guatemala, the fourth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight-five.

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(L.S.) J. P. HARRISS-GASTRELL. "(L.S.) M. J. DARDON."

And whereas the ratifications of the said Treaty were exchanged at Guatemala on the sixth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six;

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, and in virtue of the authority committed to Her by the said recited Acts, doth order, and it is hereby ordered, that from and after the thirteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eight-six, the said Acts shall apply in the case of Guatemala, and of the said Treaty with the Republie of Guatemala.

Provided always, and it is hereby further ordered that the operation of the said Acts shall be suspended within the Dominion of Canada so far as relates to the Republic of Guatemala and to the said Treaty, and so long as the provisions of the Canadian Acts aforesaid continue in force, and no longer.

C. L. PEEL.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 40.

The following is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1887.

FREDERICK Stewart,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

EXTRACT FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE OF TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1886.

Whitehall, October 30, 1886.

   THE Queen has been pleased to issue a Commission under Her Majesty's Royal Sign Manual to the effect following-

VICTORIA, R.

VICTORIA, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, to:-

Our dear Cousin and Councillor His Royal Highness George William Frederic Charles, Duke of Cambridge, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight of Our Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Knight of Our Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Commander of Our Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, Grand Master and Principal Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Field Marshal Commanding-in-Chief Our Forces;

Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousin William Drogo, Duke of Manchester, Knight of Our Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick;

Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Councillor George Augustus Constantine, Marquess of Normanby, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George;

Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Councillor Archibald Philip, Earl of Rosebery; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Councillor Henry Howard Molyneux, Earl of Carnarvon;

Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin Windham Thomas, Earl of Dunraven and Mount- Earl, Knight of Our Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick;

Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Councillor Granville George, Earl Granville, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter;

Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousin and Councillor Richard Assheton, Viscount Cross, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Our Principal Secretary of State fo India

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"ARTICLE XVIII.

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   "The present Treaty shall come into force ten days after its publication, in conformity with the forms prescribed by the laws of the High Contracting Parties. It may be terminated by either of the High Contracting Parties, but shall remain in force for six months after notice has been given for its termination.

   "The Treaty, after receiving the approval of the Congress of Guatemala, shall be ratified, and the ratification shall be exchanged at London as soon as possible.

"In witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the seal of their arms.

"Done at Guatemala, the fourth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight-five.

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(L.S.) J. P. HARRISS-GASTRELL. "(L.S.) M. J. DARDON."

And whereas the ratifications of the said Treaty were exchanged at Guatemala on the sixth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six;

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, and in virtue of the authority committed to Her by the said recited Acts, doth order, and it is hereby ordered, that from and after the thirteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eight-six, the said Acts shall apply in the case of Guatemala, and of the said Treaty with the Republie of Guatemala.

Provided always, and it is hereby further ordered that the operation of the said Acts shall be suspended within the Dominion of Canada so far as relates to the Republic of Guatemala and to the said Treaty, and so long as the provisions of the Canadian Acts aforesaid continue in force, and no longer.

C. L. PEEL.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 40.

The following is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1887.

FREDERICK Stewart,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

EXTRACT FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE OF TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1886.

Whitehall, October 30, 1886.

   THE Queen has been pleased to issue a Commission under Her Majesty's Royal Sign Manual to the effect following-

VICTORIA, R.

VICTORIA, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, to:-

Our dear Cousin and Councillor His Royal Highness George William Frederic Charles, Duke of Cambridge, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight of Our Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Knight of Our Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Commander of Our Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, Grand Master and Principal Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Field Marshal Commanding-in-Chief Our Forces;

Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousin William Drogo, Duke of Manchester, Knight of Our Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick;

Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Councillor George Augustus Constantine, Marquess of Normanby, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George;

Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Councillor Archibald Philip, Earl of Rosebery; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Councillor Henry Howard Molyneux, Earl of Carnarvon;

Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin Windham Thomas, Earl of Dunraven and Mount- Earl, Knight of Our Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick;

Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Councillor Granville George, Earl Granville, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter;

Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousin and Councillor Richard Assheton, Viscount Cross, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Our Principal Secretary of State fo India

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 Our right trusty and well-beloved Henry, Baron Thring; Knight Commander of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath;

 Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor Edward Stanhope (commonly called the Honourable Edward Stanhope), Our Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies;

Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor Sir James Fergusson, Baronet, Knight Grand Commander of Our Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, Knight Commander of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Companion of Our Order of the Indian Empire, one of the Under Secretaries of State to Our Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor Sir Henry Thurstan Holland, Baronet, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Vice-President of Our Committee of Council on Education;

 Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor Sir John Rose, Baronet, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George;

 Our trusty and well-beloved Charles William Fremantle, Esquire (commonly called the Honourable Charles William Fremantle), Companion of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath;

Our trusty and well-beloved Sir Frederick Leighton, Baronet, President of the Royal Academy; Our trusty and well-beloved Sir Richard Owen, Knight Commander of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath;

 Our trusty and well-beloved Sir Francis Philip Cunliffe-Owen, Knight Commander of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Commander of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Companion of Our Order of the Indian Empire;

 Our trusty and well-beloved Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Knight Commander of Our Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, Companion of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Doctor of Medicine ;;

Our trusty and well-beloved Sir John Gilbert, Knight;

O trusty and well-beloved Sir James Dromgale Linton, Knight; and

 Our trusty and well-beloved John Fretcheville Dykes Donnelly, Esquire, Companion of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Colonel on the Retired List of Our Army; Greeting

 Whereas it has been notified to Us, through Our Secretary of State for the Colonies that an International Exhibition is to be held in Adelaide, in Our Colony of South Australia, in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven:

 And whereas it is Our wish that the Manufacturing Industry Agriculture, and Fine Arts of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of Our Colonies and Dependenoies in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, and in the remaining portions of Australasia, shall be fully and suitably represented at this Exhibition:

 Now know ye, that We, considering the premises, and earnestly desiring to promote the success of the said Exhibition, and reposing great trust and confidence in your fidelity, discretion, and integrity, have authorized and appointed, and by these presents do authorize and appoint you, Our said dear Cousin and Councillor George William Frederic Charles, Duke of Cambridge; together with you the said William Drogo, Duke of Manchester; George Augustus Constantine, Marquess of Normanby; Archibald Philip, Earl of Rosebery; Henry Howard Molyneux, Earl of Carnarvon; Windham Thomas, Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl; Granville George, Earl Granville; Richard Assheton, Viscount Cross; Henry, Baron Thring; Edward Stanhope (commonly called the Honourable Edward Stanhope); Sir James Fergusson; Sir Henry Thurstan Holland; Sir John Rose; Charles William Freemantle (commonly called the Honourable. Charles William Freemantle); Sir Frederick Leighton; Sir Richard Owen;

Sir Francis Philip Cunliffe-Owen; Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker; Sir John Gilbert; Sir James Dromgale Linton; and John Fretcheville Dykes Donnelly, to be Our Commissioners to obtain and distribute full information as to the best mode by which the products of the Manufacturing and Agri- cultural Industry and the Fine Arts of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Our Colonies and Dependencies, may be procured and forwarded for exhibition, to assist with their advice and co- operation, and generally to promote the success of the said Exhibition in South Australia:

 And Our further will and pleasure is that you, or any three or more of you, when and so often as need or occasion shall require, so long as this Our Commission shall continue in force, do report to Us, in writing under your hands and seals respectively, all and every the several proceedings of your- selves had by virtue of these presents:

 And lastly, We do by these presents ordain that this Our Commission shall continue in full force and virtue until the close of the said Exhibition, and that you Our said Commissioners, or any three or more of you, shall and may from time to time, and at any place or places, proceed in the execution thereof, and of every matter and thing therein contained, although the same be not continued from time to time by adjournment; and for the purpose of aiding you in such matters We hereby appoint Our trusty and well-beloved Sir Herbert Bruce Sandford, Knight, Lieutenant-Colonel and Honorary Colonel on the Retired List of Our Army, to be Secretary to this Our Commission.

Given at Our Court at Saint James's the twenty-ninth day of October, one thousand eight

hundred and eighty-six, in the fiftieth year of Our reign.

By Her Majesty's Command,

Henry Matthews.

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第 三十 五號

曨諗招役承接事照得現要招人投接 一油漆及粉色九龍尖角處 之差館 二油漆及粉色大鐘樓所有投票均在本署收截限期收至 西歷本年二月十一日郎禮拜五日正午止如欲領投票格式可赴本 署求取倘另欲觀看章程及知詳細者前赴 工務司署副不可也各 票價列低昂任由

國家棄取或總棄不取?此特示

一千八百八十七年

憲 示 第 三十六號

署輔政使司史

正月

二十九日示

曉諭??承?事照得前西?正月十五日第十八號憲示招人投接

在洋船街建造 渠一條茲展期限收至西歷本年二月十一日?禮 拜五正午止冬票價列低任由

國家棄取或總棄不取?此特示

一千八百八十七年

憲 示 第 三十七號 署輔政使司史

督憲諭開投地事照得現定於西?本年二月十四日?禮拜一下 午四額鐘在下列之處開投官地三十一段以九百九十九年?管業 之期?此特示

該地共三十一段均坐落銅鑼灣其形勢開列于左 投賣號數第一號至第三十一號?錄岸地段第一千零三十號至一 千零四十四號乂第一千零五十一號至一千零五十二號及由第一 千零五十七號至一千零七十號共三十一段均坐落銅鑼灣西至北

二十九日示

禮接?

邊七十尺南邊七十尺東邊十五尺西邊十五尺每段共計一千零五 十方尺每每年地稅銀十二圓投以五十圓?底

開股章程列左

一投地之價由限底銀數洲上以價高者得倘二三人或多人同償互相 爭論則在各投價?摘一價?底再投

二各人出價投地每次增價至少以五圓?額

三投得該地之人自槌落之後即照例簽名於合同之下限由投得之日 起限三日?須將全價在 庫務使司呈繳

四投得該地之人由開投之日起限六?月?期當用堅固材料建屋 一間在其地內該屋要有石結灰沙之機及屋背蓋毛其餘屋之別等 悉遵一千八百五十六年第八條屋宇則例?載各章程建造及在屋 之後邊須留同一段餘地以作屋後天其闊不得少過十五尺 五投得該地之人於西?十二月二十五日須將其一年應納之稅 月繳 庫務司以後每年須分兩季?於西?六月二十四日先納 一半其餘一半限至西?十二月二十五日完繳

六投得該地之人俟將照 工務司之主見所有一切事件均已按辦 妥始准領該地紅契由投得之日起管業九百九十九年照上地形 勢所定稅銀每年分兩季完納?於西?六月二十四日先納一半其 餘一半限於西歷十二月二十五日完繳至該地契係將香港岸地建 造屋宇地紅契章程印於契

港投得該地之人 于印契時應將公費銀五圓呈繳 田土廳

八投得該地之人倘有錯誤未遵章程?將其呈繳之地價全數八官或 可勒令其遵章辦理或時隨處不論用何方法再將該地開投倘再 開投所得價值較前投之價若有贏餘全行入官如有短細及一切費 用概合違背草程之人補足

九投得該地之人由投得之日起將該地歸其管業 業主合同式

立合同人某某于某年某月某日投得某處地應遵照上列開投草

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第 三十 五號

曨諗招役承接事照得現要招人投接 一油漆及粉色九龍尖角處 之差館 二油漆及粉色大鐘樓所有投票均在本署收截限期收至 西歷本年二月十一日郎禮拜五日正午止如欲領投票格式可赴本 署求取倘另欲觀看章程及知詳細者前赴 工務司署副不可也各 票價列低昂任由

國家棄取或總棄不取?此特示

一千八百八十七年

憲 示 第 三十六號

署輔政使司史

正月

二十九日示

曉諭??承?事照得前西?正月十五日第十八號憲示招人投接

在洋船街建造 渠一條茲展期限收至西歷本年二月十一日?禮 拜五正午止冬票價列低任由

國家棄取或總棄不取?此特示

一千八百八十七年

憲 示 第 三十七號 署輔政使司史

督憲諭開投地事照得現定於西?本年二月十四日?禮拜一下 午四額鐘在下列之處開投官地三十一段以九百九十九年?管業 之期?此特示

該地共三十一段均坐落銅鑼灣其形勢開列于左 投賣號數第一號至第三十一號?錄岸地段第一千零三十號至一 千零四十四號乂第一千零五十一號至一千零五十二號及由第一 千零五十七號至一千零七十號共三十一段均坐落銅鑼灣西至北

二十九日示

禮接?

邊七十尺南邊七十尺東邊十五尺西邊十五尺每段共計一千零五 十方尺每每年地稅銀十二圓投以五十圓?底

開股章程列左

一投地之價由限底銀數洲上以價高者得倘二三人或多人同償互相 爭論則在各投價?摘一價?底再投

二各人出價投地每次增價至少以五圓?額

三投得該地之人自槌落之後即照例簽名於合同之下限由投得之日 起限三日?須將全價在 庫務使司呈繳

四投得該地之人由開投之日起限六?月?期當用堅固材料建屋 一間在其地內該屋要有石結灰沙之機及屋背蓋毛其餘屋之別等 悉遵一千八百五十六年第八條屋宇則例?載各章程建造及在屋 之後邊須留同一段餘地以作屋後天其闊不得少過十五尺 五投得該地之人於西?十二月二十五日須將其一年應納之稅 月繳 庫務司以後每年須分兩季?於西?六月二十四日先納 一半其餘一半限至西?十二月二十五日完繳

六投得該地之人俟將照 工務司之主見所有一切事件均已按辦 妥始准領該地紅契由投得之日起管業九百九十九年照上地形 勢所定稅銀每年分兩季完納?於西?六月二十四日先納一半其 餘一半限於西歷十二月二十五日完繳至該地契係將香港岸地建 造屋宇地紅契章程印於契

港投得該地之人 于印契時應將公費銀五圓呈繳 田土廳

八投得該地之人倘有錯誤未遵章程?將其呈繳之地價全數八官或 可勒令其遵章辦理或時隨處不論用何方法再將該地開投倘再 開投所得價值較前投之價若有贏餘全行入官如有短細及一切費 用概合違背草程之人補足

九投得該地之人由投得之日起將該地歸其管業 業主合同式

立合同人某某于某年某月某日投得某處地應遵照上列開投草

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In the Matter of Tsui Tsz HI, a Bankrupt.

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T

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By Order of the Court,

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF

HONGKONG.

IN TANKRUPTCY.

In the Matter of Tsui Tsz HI, a Bankrupt.

OTICE is hereby given that a Meeting of the Creditors of Tsui Tsz Hr, who was adjudicated Bankrupt on the 22nd October, 1883, will be held before ALFRED GASCOYNE WISE, Acting Registrar of the Supreme Court, at the Court House, Victoria, in the Colony of Hong- kong, on Monday, the 14th day of February, 1887, at 11 of the clock in the forenoon precisely, for the purpose of receiving a Statement of the Estate of the l'ankrupt and of declaring a Divi- dend of $3.30 in the case of Claims put in after the 20th April, 1886, and in case of a balance, a further Dividend in the case of all Creditors. Creditors who have not yet proved must do so on or before the said 14th February, 1887.

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Actiny Registrar.

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SUPPLEMENT

To the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE of 29th January, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 41.

The following Report from the Acting Superintendent of Fire Brigade is published for general

By Command,

information.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 29th January, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

No. 2.

SIR,

FIRE BRIGADE DEPARTMENT, 7th January, 1887.

  I have the honour to submit the following report of the Government Fire Brigade for the year ending 31st December, 1886.

  During the year the Fire Brigade has performed important work which, as regards efficiency, is creditable, though not by any means perfect.

  The rapid growth of the Colony demanding additional facilities for extinguishing fires, I recommended the Government early last year to purchase two additional Steam Engines which I proposed to station in the eastern and western districts to be on the spot in case of fire occurring in either locality. The Government sanctioned the purchase of one engine which is on its way from England, and a Steam Fire Pump has been fitted to the Steam-launch Stanley, which, if placed at the disposal of the Brigade, will bring up the strength of the available Fire Engines to the following:-

No. 1 Merryweather,

Do..

No. 2

No. 3 Shand Mason & Co.

No. 4

No. 5

Do. Do.

No. 6 Deane's (floating)

.Floating Steamer.

..Land

do.

?

do.

do.

do.

do.

do.

do. expected from England. fitted in steam-launch Stanley.

Manuals 9 in number stationed in different parts of the Colony.

  No. 2 Engine has been 16 years in service, and is now fitted with, new steam cylinders and valve casing which will render the engine serviceable for some years.

  The Government offices and other important centres have been supplied with hose and stand pipes.

  With regard to fire alarms, a new bell has been supplied to the clock tower, and the bell of No. 5 Station has been raised so that its sound can be heard at a greater distance. These, however, are anything but perfect as fire alarms, as considerable time must of necessity elapse between the out- break of a fire and communication to, the station. This has been proved several times by the advanced state which the conflagration had reached on the arrival of the first engine.

  The whole of the hose for the steam engines has been fitted with couplings on the Metropolitan Fire Brigade pattern which greatly facilitates connecting the lengths of hose.

  The engines have been periodically overhauled, and carefully examined and tested, and are all in first rate order, though I should recommend a new Fire-box for No. 3 Engine during the current year.

  Weekly drills have been held for instruction of Drivers and Firemen in their respective duties, when steam has been raised on each engine in turn. The system of fines sanctioned by His Excellency has proved successful in the increased attendance at weekly parades, and a greater attention to cleanliness and dress. The whole of the Chinese firemen have been supplied with belts and hose- wrenches, and have been instructed in elementary fire drill.

  Considerable difficulty frequently arises at low water spring tides in obtaining water at various parts of the Praya, when the floating engine proves invaluable. The dredging operations, when completed on the fore-shore, will remove what has at times been a great difficulty.

98

SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOVT GAZETTE OF 29TH JAN., 1887.

Our staff at present consists of :-

1 Superintendent.

1 Assistant Superintendent.

Do.

and Engineer.

46

Do., Chinese.

1

Do.

1 Clerk.

1 Assistant Engineer.

2 Engine Drivers, Chinese.

3

Do., Europeans.

2 Assistant Engine Drivers, Europeans.

6 Stokers.

1 Overseer of Water Works.

1 Inspector of Dangerous Goods.

1 Chinese Assistant Do.,

2 Foremen.

4 Assistant Foremen. 17 Firemen, Europeans.

30 Do., Market Coolies. 10 Chinese Contingent.

15 Watchmen.

Floating Engine.

1 Assistant Foreman and Engine Driver. 1 Chinese Engine Driver.

1 Stoker.

2 Seamen.

  Since the post of second Assistant Superintendent has been abolished and the joint appointment of Assistant Superintendent and Engineer has been made, a greater responsibility has fallen on the Acting Assistant Engineer, as the Engineer in his dual capacity is frequently called away to the scene of the fire, and must leave the Engines in charge of the next in command.

  Looking to the increased duties that devolve upon the Engineer and his Assistant, who now have to keep in an efficient state six steam engines and nine manuals, I consider the remuneration, which was voted at a time when there were only two steam engines, is somewhat inadequate to the increased duties and responsibilities.

At the Annual General Inspection in November last, a new feature was introduced in the form of competition at Fire drills for prizes, which acted as a stimulus to the members of the Brigades and gave them greater interest in their work; and amongst the Chinese particularly, this has resulted in bringing to the front some really valuable firemen. As an instance of the efficiency of the Brigades, I may. mention that at the recent fire which occurred in Bonham Strand on a Sunday afternoon, within the space of a few minutes of the alarm being sounded, thirteen powerful jets of water were playing upon 'the burning houses.

  At first sight our Brigade appears to be not only adequate as regards machinery, but also numerically, but when it is borne in mind that not more than half of the Europeans are available at any one fire, and that the hilly configuration of the Colony often requires two engines to do the work of one in order to reach the elevation required, it will be seen that the Brigade is under, rather than over, the necessary strength for a growing Colony like Hongkong.

  The supply of water from the new Water-works (in course of construction) will materially assist in extinguishing fires in the upper levels of the Colony, and also in the early stages of all fires, if my suggestion with regard to telephonic communication is adopted. But the value of water mains must not be over-estimated, as in a case similar to that in Bonham Strand (referred to before) it would be impossible to concentrate such a body of water at any one given point from hydrants as could be obtained by steam Engines, and the superiority of salt water over fresh, for extinguishing fires is universally acknowledged.

  I cannot close this report without mentioning the able assistance I have had during the past year from the Officers of the Brigade. I may specially mention Mr. WAGNER, who has been acting as Engineer and Assistant Superintendent, Mr. RAE, the chief foreman, and Mr. CAMPBELL, Acting Assistant Engineer. These officers have devoted a great deal of time and attention to their respective duties and the present efficiency of the Brigade is in a great measure due to their untiring exertions.

  We are greatly indebted to the Captain Superintendent of Police for the excellent qrder kept by his force at the various fires. The systematic working of the Brigade, and absence of malicious injury to hose and larceny of Government property, is greatly owing to the vigilance of the Police.

  Subjoined is a tabulated form showing the number of alarms of Fires, and estimated damage for the past year.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

JOHN S. BREWER,

Acting Superintendent Fire Brigade.

The Honourable F. STEWART, LL.D.,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

&C.,

&c.

No.

Date.

Time.

RETURN OF FIRES and Alarms`OCCURRED DURING THE YEAR 1886.

Situation of Fire.

No. of Build-

ing destroyed.

Damage.

Wholly.

Partly.

Cause.

REMARKS.

9,

13,

8 p.m.

14,

5.30 a.m.

""

19,

""

19,

""

20,

"

15

26,

1.20 a.m.

1 January 1,

3,

""

""

"

A

"

9

10

11

12

13

14

""

5,

5.15 p.m.

7.30 p.m.

12.50 a.m.

Grass on hillside West of Mount Davis,

A bed curtain in No. 42, Circular Pathway,

A stack of grass at the back of Joss house at Shaukiwan,

Chimney of No. 27, Gage Street,

Praya Central, Blackhead & Co.'s Store,

Saw dust in No. 21, Pound Lane,

Near Shaukiwan Market,

Grass above Tai-tam-tuk Water-Works,

Grass on the hillside at Mount Davis,

A stack of grass at Shaukiwan,

A matshed at Coffee Plantation,

Trap door No. 297, Queen's Road Central,

A bed curtain and beddings in No. 41, East Street,

Matshed at Hunghom Docks,

Cook-house No. 61, Praya West,

:

$60

Trifling

None

Unknown

Unknown,

None

Do.

$15

Do.

Trifling

Do.

None

Do.

-Do.

Do.

Do.

Carelessness with a lighted cigar, Unknown.

Carelessness with matches. Sparks from the Engine House. Unknown.

Do.

Accidental when cooking.

Burning Incense.

Some thousands of young fir trees were destroyed.

A number of Chinese

account books burnt.

1

$3

$15

Unknown.

Do.

None

Do.

...

$30

Do.

23

16

30,

A stack of grass at Taikoktsui,

...

None

Do.

""

17

""

30,

5.30 p.m.

Grass on the hill near Parsee Point,

Do.

Do.

18

31,

""

6.30 p.m.

Chimney of No. 4, Blue Buildings,...

19 February 2,

2.20 p.m.

20

2,

""

21

No. 186, Hollywood Road, (Po Lok Theatre), Matshed at No. 2, Gap Street,

Whole Block

$30,000

Kerosene Lamp,

Two girls aged 9 and

None

Unknown.

5 years respectively

1

$50

Do.

were burned to death.

22

23

24

""

39

""

9 p.m.

3.30 a.m.

Stack of grass at Quarry Bay,

Wooden partition at No. 49, West Street,.

Trifling

Incense Sticks.

Do.

Unknown.

9,

Chimney at No. 1, Seymour Terrace,...

9,

","

9 p.m.

Stack of grass at Shaukiwan,

$140

$4,000

Do.

Do.

25

15,

""

3.15 p.m.

Matsheds at Naval Yard, Kaulung,

None

Do.

26

27 March

""

4,

28

""

29

11,

30

31

"

""

"

32 April

17,

Midnight

21,

6,

3 a.m.

33

22,

""

34

27,

35 May

2,

4 a.m.

26,

5.45 p.m.

4 p.m.

10.40 p.m.

6.10 p.m.

5 p.m.

No. 8, Wai Tak Lane,

No. 56, Market Street,..

Chimney at No. 11, Cochrane Street,.

Do.

Do.

Grass on the hill at Mount Davis,

Do.

Do.

Chimney at No. 3, Taipingshan Street, Matsheds at Belchers Battery,

$280

Do.

I

$1,200

Kerosene Lamp.

No. 3, Wing Fung Street,

Slight

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Unknown.

Chimney at Hongkong Club,

None

. Do.

Chimney at No. 5 Station,

Slight

Do.,

Half catty of Kerosene

Staircase of No. 149, Queen's Road West,.

""

36

37

38

39

40

""

""

""

13,

22,

25,

6,

3.20 a.m.

No. 84, Queen's Road East,...

1

Unknown Kerosene Lamp.

was found.

9,

3 a.m.

Wooden partition at Gilman Bazaar,

Trifling

Unknown.

None

Do.

2 a.m.

No. 116, Praya West,

3 a.m.

11.15 p.m.

Chimney of No. 235, Queen's Road Central,.....

Mosquito curtain in No. 266, Queen's Road West,

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOVT. GAZETTE OF 29TH JAN., 1887.

99

No.

Date.

Time.

RETURN OF FIRES AND ALARMS OCCURRED DURING THE YEAR 1886,--Continued.

Situation of, Fire.

No. of Build-

ing destroyed.

Damage.

Wholly.

Partly.

Cause.

REMARKS.

8,

9,

"9

61

11 p.m.

"9

62

12,

4.20 a.m.

63

"

4 p.m.

64

17,

7 p.m.

65

17,

6.30 p.m.

1

41 May

30,

11.30 a.m.

42

31,

8.30 a.m.

30,

2.30 p.m.

3,

3,

43 June

44 July

45

46

47

48

""

??

6,

7.30 a.m.

Midnight

5.30 p.m.

4.45 p.m.

10.30 a.m.

p.m.

Noon.

7,

24,

""

49

30,

...

50 August

3,

12.45 a.m.

51

13,

59

9.45 p.m.

52

13,

5

53

14,

>>

54

17,

8.30 p.m.

55

20,

10 a.m.

26,

55

57

30,

"

58

59

56

60

September 5,

11,

15,

9.30 p.m.

Noon.

7.30 p.m. 11.30 a.m.

Third Street,

Mosquito curtain at No. 10, Jardine Bazaar,..

Firewood in cook-house of No. 3, Hin Lung Lane,

No. 50, Jardine Bazaar,

No. 4, Square Street,

Chimney at No. 224, Queen's Road West,.

Chimney of Medical Hall,

Firewood in the kitchen of No. 31, Gough Street, A piece of cloth at No. 9, Wellington Street, Chimney of No. 21, Ladder Street,.

No. 24, Circular Pathway,

Roof of No. 17, Praya East,

A Hut above Kennedy Road,

Chimney at No. 27, Hollywood Road,

Soldering shed at Bowrington,

Mat-bags at No. 4, First Street,

Chimney at Tung Wa Hospital,

No. 41, Cochrane Street,

Matsheds above Kennedy Road, Grass on hillside near Aberdeen,.

No. 3, Ezra Lane,....

No. 324, Queen's Road West,

Grass on hill near Cape D'Aguilar and Stanley Road,.

A Kerosene Lamp No. 47, Hollywood Road,.

Slight

Do.

Do.

None

Unknown.

Children playing with candles. Unknown.

Kerosene Lamp.

Do.

Rags and Paper.

Very

little

Unknown.

None

Do.

Trifling

Do.

...

None

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

$5

Incendiary,

Trifling

Unknown.

$300

Trifling

Do.

Unknown.

Do:

Kerosene Lamp.

Overheating a soldering iron.

Accidental.

While Chun-fat was prosecuting 3 men for larceny at the Police Court a gang of their friends set fire to his hut.

2

$500

Unknown.

Trifling

Do.

...

...

Do.

Do.

...

Do.

Mat Screen.

...

Do.

Unknown.

...

1

$3,500

Do.

No. 41, Salt-fish Lane,....

None

Lamp burst.

Trifling

Unknown.

66

19,

4

p.m.

Grass on hillside near Chai Wan;

...

Do.

Do.

67

27,

""

68

29,

"

70

71

72

69 October

""

2,

10 a.m.

5.45 p.m.

Carpet in Hongkong Hotel,...

6,

73

55

11,

12,

11,

6 a.m.

74

21,

9 p.m.

6.30 p.m.

10.45 p.m.

Chimney of No. 18, Hollywood Road,

Grass on Mount Davis,

A matshed at Stone Cutters' Island,

Chimney of No. 10, Queen's Road Central,

Do.

Do.

None

Do.

Do.

...

Trifling

A mosquito curtain in No. 5, Third Street,

1

$50.

None

No. 3, Kau U Fong,......

$12,000

No. 3, Tuk Hing Lane,

75

76

22,

Grass on hill near Tai-tam-tuk,

None

Set on fire while worshipping graves. Unknown.

Do.

Upsetting of a lighted lamp.

Upsetting of a Kerosene Lamp by a cat. Unknown.

Triffing

Do.

""

22,

12.30 p.m.

Some mats on No. 51, Caine Road,.

Do.

Do.

99

77

29,

5.50 p.m.

Some wood in No. 225, Queen's Road West,

Do.

Do.

""

78

November 2,

12.50 p.m.

Chimney of Tsimshatsui Station,

DR

Do.

280

79

2,

7.20 p.m.

Chimney of No. 95, Second Street,.

Do.

Do.

"

80

6,

Grass on hillside near Stanley,

...

>

100 SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOVT. GAZETTE OF 29TH JAN., 1887.

No.

Date.

Time.

RETURN OF FIRES AND ALARMS OCCURRED DURING THE YEAR 1886,-Continued.

Situation

Fire.

No. of Built-

ing destroyed.

Damage.

Wholly.

Partly.

Cause.

Trifling

Do.

Unknown.

None

Upsetting of a Kerosene Lamp. Unknown.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Trifling

Fire from cooking stove.

...

81 November 8,

83

22,

82

"

10,

10,

"}

84

11,

10.30 a.m.

""

85

13,

5.15 a.m.

""

86

20,

"

87

20,

"J

7.15 p.m.

88

"

89

24,

""

90

24,

""

5.40 p.m.

91

26,

""

9 p.m.

92

26,

"

7 p.m.

93

29,

99

5 p.m.

94 December 5,

5 p.m.

95

7,

""

96

11,

>>

1 p.m.

97

13,

"

98

15,

""

15,

5 a.m.

"9

99

100

101

""

"J

16,

17,

17,

10 a.m.

12.30 p.m.

Chimney of No. 39, Pottinger Street,.

No. 218, Hollywood Road,

A bundle of firewood in No. 10, West Street, Rattan shavings in No. 15, Tik Lung Lane,

A mattress in No. 74, Praya East, Flooring of No. 88, Bridges Street, Cook-house No. 6, Praya, Hunghom,.

No. 17, Hollywood Road,

Horse Repository, Garden Road,

A mosquito curtain No. 60, Praya, Yaumati No. 106, Queen's Road West, Chimney No. 36, Praya Central,

A mosquito curtain No. 7, Circular Pathway, A mosquito curtain Square Street,

Hillside near North Fort,

Bed board at No. 23, Taipingshan Street, Grass on the hill at Aberdeen,

Hills East of Tai-tam-tuk Village,

No. 91, Queen's Road West,

Grass on hill between Chaiwan and Sheko,

No. 223, Queen's Road West,

Wooden partition at No. 20, Jervois Street,

No. 67, Bonham Strand West, Mat-bags in No. 155, Praya West,....

.....

102

7 a.m.

8 p.m.

""

103

19,

5.40 p.m.

""

104

20,

1.40 a.m.

"",

105

20,

A coal godown in Ship Street, ...

""

106

22,

3 p.m.

Cook-house of No. 42, Jervois Street,

""

107

24,

5 p.m.

""

108

25,

8.30 p.m.

""

109

28,

7 p.m.

1st floor of No. 23, East Street,

110

29,

5 p.m.

111

29,

"9

112

29,

$

6.30 p.m.

7 p.m.

A matshed in Italian Convent's Garden at Kaulung,

Chimney of No. 91, Praya West,

A mosquito curtain and some bed clothing in No. 49, Square Street,

Grass on hill between Gap and Mount Kellett,.

Grass on the hillside above Pokfulam Road,.

...

...

Fire Brigade Department, Hongkong, 5th January, 1887.

:

$5

10

1

$40,000

None

Some matting caught fire.

Explosion of a Kerosene Lamp.

Unknown.

Trifling

$270

$7

Do.

Capsizing of a Kerosene Lamp. Unknown.

Slight

Do.

$1.20

Do.

:

Unknown Unknown,

Trifling

Burning of Joss Paper.

Do.

Unknown.

None

Do.

4

2

Do.

Do.

...

3

...

$16,000

None

...

1

:..

2

$18,000

...

...

Trifling

Accidental when cooking.

Unknown.

Spilling of fat in fire.

Unknown.

Carelessness with a candle.

Unknown.

None

Do.

Do.

Do.

$30

Do.

None

Do.

Do.

...

...

Trifling

Do.

Bursting of a Kerosene Lamp.

Burning of Joss Paper.

Unknown.

Do.

Do

REMARKS.

Some young trees and

grass burned down.

JOHN S. BREWER,

Acting Superintendent Fire Brigade.

SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOVT. GAZETTE OF 29TH JAN., 1887. 101

DIE

SOITO

ET

MON

DROIT

THE HONGKONG

Government Gazette.

報門 轅 港 香

Published by Authority.

No. 6.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

VOL. XXXIII.

號六第

日三十月正年亥丁

日五初月二年七十八百八千一

簿三十三第

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL No. 13.

FRIDAY, 28TH JANUARY, 1887.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, C.M.G.,

Administering the Government in the absence of His Excellency SIR GEORGE FERGUSON BOWEN, G.C.M.G.

His Honour the Chief Justice, (SIR GEORGE PHILLIPPO, Knt.)

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (FREDERICK STEWART.)

""

""

the Acting Attorney General, (EDWARD JAMES ACKROYD.)

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALFRED LISTER.)

the Surveyor General, (JOHN MACNEILE PRICE.)

HENRY GEORGE THOMSETT, R.N.

PHINEAS RYRIE.

""

""

WONG SHING.

""

*

35

""

JOHN BELL-IRVING.

ALEXANDER PALMER MACEWEN, (vice the Honourable THOMAS JACKSON,

on leave).

CATCHICK PAUL CHATER, (vice the Honourable FREDERICK DAVID SAS-

SOON, on leave).

The Council met pursuant to adjournment,

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 21st instant, were read and confirmed.

VOTE OF MONEY.-Read the following Minute by His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government:-

C.S.O.

125 of 1887.

C.O.D.

62 of 1886.

W. H. MARSH.

The Officer Administering the Government recommends the Council to re-vote the sum of $870 as a compassionate allowance to Mrs. SAMPSON, widow of the late First Boarding Officer in the Harbour Department, being the equivalent of six months' salary and personal allowance of her late husband.

The vote was passed by the Council last year, but was not paid, as the approval of the Secretary of State only arrived on the 30th of December, 1886, and Mrs. SAMPSON is absent from the Colony. The amount has therefore to be re-voted.

Government House, 26th January, 1887.

   The Acting Colonial Secretary moved that, as the amount is a re-vote, it be approved without being again referred to the Finance Committee,

The Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and passed.

/

104 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

  VOTES PASSED BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Acting Colonial Secretary, by direction of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, laid upon the table the Report of the proceedings of the Finance Committee, dated the 21st instant, (No. 2), and moved that the following items referred to therein be approved, viz.:-

(1.) For the construction of a Steam-tug to remove rubbish (re-vote),

$19,000

(2.) Construction of retaining-wall, Government Civil Hospital (re-vote),............$ 8,950 PAPER.-The Acting Colonial Secretary, by direction of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, laid upon the table the following paper:-

Report of the Acting Superintendent of the Fire Brigade for 1886. (No. 7). QUESTION. Mr. MACEWEN, pursuant to notice, asked:-

That His Excellency the Administrator's Despatch to the Secretary of State, No. 282, 3rd August, 1886, relative to proceedings of the Finance Committee, be laid on the table.

of

The Officer Administering the Government replied, and laid on the table the Despatch asked for. (Paper No. 1).

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF THE TRIAD SOCIETY AND OTHER SECRET SOCIETIES AND FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF THE MEMBERS THEREOF.-The Acting Attorney General, moved the second reading of this Bill, and addressed the Council on the objects and reasons of it.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

The Chief Justice addressed the Council.

Mr. RYRIE addressed the Council.

The Acting Colonial Secretary, addressed the Council.

The Officer Administering the Government addressed the Council.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE THE CARRYING AND POSSESSION OF ARMS.-The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of this Bill, and addressed the Council on the objects and reasons of it.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Mr. RYRIE addressed the Council.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR PROMOTING THE REVISION OF The Statute LAW BY REPEAL- ING CERTAIN ENACTMENTS WHICH HAVE CEASED TO BE IN FORCE OR HAVE BECOME UNNECESSARY.On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council went into Committee on this Bill.

Bill reported with amendments...

The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next meeting of Council, he would move the third reading of this Bill.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE No. 8 OF 1879.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary,, this Bill was read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed, and numbered as Ordinance No. 3 of 1887.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF YOUNG GIRLS.-The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next Meeting of Council, he would move the second reading of this Bill.

BILL ENTITLED THE CATTLE AND MARKETS ORDINANCE.-The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would move that the Council go into Committee on this Bill.

POSTPONEMENT OF THE OTHER ORDER OF THE DAY.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, the other Order of the Day was postponed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council was then adjourned to Friday, the 4th proximo, at 4 P.M.

W. H. MARSH, Administering the Government.

Read and confirmed, this 4th day of February, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

L-

THE HONGKONG government gaZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 42.

105

The following Bill, which was read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held yesterday, is published for general information.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 5th February, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance to remove doubts as to the application

W

of Ordinance No. 2 of 1875.

HEREAS in consequence of the recitals in the title and the preamble of Ordinance No. 2 of 1875 doubts have arisen whether the provisions of the said Ordinance apply to women or female children other than Chinese;

And whereas it is expedient to remove such doubts; Be it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. Ordinance No. 2 of 1875 is hereby declared to extend and apply to all women or female children whether of Chinese origin or not.

Ordinance 2 of 1875 extended to others than Chinese.

*

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. -No. 43.

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to recognise provi- sionally, and until further notice, ANGEL LOPEZ, Esquire, as in charge of the Spanish Consulate in this Colony.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 44.

 Notice is hereby given that Messrs. JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS, LIMITED, of 6, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, have complied with the requirements of Ordinances 16 of 1873, and 8 of 1886, for the registration in this Colony of their Marks as applied to the various kinds of Cutlery and other Goods and Merchandise mentioned in the Affidavit filed in this Office; and that the same have been duly registered.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 1st February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 45.

The following Lots of Crown Land at Tunglowan, Victoria, will be sold by Public Auction, on Monday, the 14th day of February, at 4 P.M.

Inland Lots Nos. 1030 to 1044, 1051, 1052, and 1057 to 1070.

For Particulars and Conditions of Sale see Government Notification No. 37 of the 29th ultimo.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

106

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 46.

The following Returns from the Acting Registrar General are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

RETURNS of BIRTHS and DEATHS for the Fourth Quarter of 1886, ending 31st December.

DISTRICTS.

BRITISH AND FOREIGN COMMUNITY.

CHINESE.

DEATHS. BRITISH & FOREIGN COMMUNITY.

BIRTHS.

DEATHS.

BIRTHS.

DEATHS.

British and Foreign, 25 Portuguese,

Boys.

Girls. Males. Females. Boys. Girls.

Males. Females. Indians,

5

Non-Residents, ...10

Victoria,

Kaulung, Shaukiwan,

Aberdeen,

25

24

35

13

181

160

673

442

1

1

11

2

58

35

49

...

19

16

53

34

Stanley,....

:::

19 20

4

31

34

1

7

2

TOTAL,..

25

25

35

14

215

183

822

547

GRAND TOTAL.

ANNUAL DEATH-RATE, PER 1,000, FOR 4TH QUARTER OF 1886.

Agile Tung Wa

de la St. Hospital. Convent. Enfance.

Italian

Total.

Births,... 448

Whole Population,

..35.36

British and Foreign Community,.

Do.,

Males,. 20.18 Females,...

290

36 48 94 135

66

392

277

deducting non-Residents, 18.89

Deaths,... 1,418

Quinese,

36.33

Total,.. 338 130

201

669

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART, Acting Registrar General,

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 31st January, 1837.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 47.

   Tenders will be received at this Office until Noor of Friday, the 11th instant, for trimming and turfing the slopes along the Magazine Gap Road.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For specification and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office. The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 48.

The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Crown Land by Public Auction, to be held on the spot, on Monday, the 21st day of February, 1887, at 4 P.M., are published for general information. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1887.

FREDERICK Stewart,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Particulars and Conditions of the letting by Public Auction Sale, to be held on Monday, the 21st day of February, 1887, at 4 P.M., by Order of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, of One Lot of Crown Land, in the Colony of Hongkong, for a term of 999 Years.

PARTICULARS OF THE LOT.

No.

Boundary Measurements.

of

Sale,

Registry No.

LOCALITY.

Contents in

Annual Upset

Rent.

Price.

NW.

SE.

NE. sw. Square ft.

feet.

feet. feet. feet,

$

$

1

Inland Lot No. 1082.

Kennedy Town,.......

200

200 200 200 40,000

576

5,000

·

106

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 46.

The following Returns from the Acting Registrar General are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

RETURNS of BIRTHS and DEATHS for the Fourth Quarter of 1886, ending 31st December.

DISTRICTS.

BRITISH AND FOREIGN COMMUNITY.

CHINESE.

DEATHS. BRITISH & FOREIGN COMMUNITY.

BIRTHS.

DEATHS.

BIRTHS.

DEATHS.

British and Foreign, 25 Portuguese,

Boys.

Girls. Males. Females. Boys. Girls.

Males. Females. Indians,

5

Non-Residents, ...10

Victoria,

Kaulung, Shaukiwan,

Aberdeen,

25

24

35

13

181

160

673

442

1

1

11

2

58

35

49

...

19

16

53

34

Stanley,....

19 20

4

31

34

1

7

2

TOTAL,..

25

25

35

14

215

183

822

547

GRAND TOTAL.

ANNUAL DEATH-RATE, PER 1,000, FOR 4TH QUARTER OF 1886.

Agile Tung Wa

de la St. Hospital. Convent. Enfance.

Italian

Total.

Births,... 448

Whole Population,

..35.36

British and Foreign Community,.

Do.,

Males,. 20.18 Females,...

290

36 48 94 135

66

392

277

deducting non-Residents, 18.89

Deaths,... 1,418

Quinese,

36.33

Total,.. 338 130

201

669

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART, Acting Registrar General,

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 31st January, 1837.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 47.

   Tenders will be received at this Office until Noor of Friday, the 11th instant, for trimming and turfing the slopes along the Magazine Gap Road.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For specification and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office. The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 48.

The following Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Crown Land by Public Auction, to be held on the spot, on Monday, the 21st day of February, 1887, at 4 P.M., are published for general information. By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1887.

FREDERICK Stewart,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Particulars and Conditions of the letting by Public Auction Sale, to be held on Monday, the 21st day of February, 1887, at 4 P.M., by Order of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, of One Lot of Crown Land, in the Colony of Hongkong, for a term of 999 Years.

PARTICULARS OF THE LOT.

No.

Boundary Measurements.

of

Sale,

Registry No.

LOCALITY.

Contents in

Annual Upset

Rent.

Price.

NW.

SE.

NE. sw. Square ft.

feet.

feet. feet. feet,

$

$

1

Inland Lot No. 1082.

Kennedy Town,.......

200

200 200 200 40,000

576

5,000

·

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5?H FEBRUARY, 1887. 107

CONDITIONS OF SALE.

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

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

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

  4. The Purchaser of the Lot shall also pay to the Land Officer, on behalf of Her Majesty the QUEEN, the sun of $10 within' three days of the day of Sale, for and in consideration of the Boundary Stones, properly cut, fixed, and marked with the Registry Number, which shall be placed by the Surveyor General, for the Purchaser, at each angle of the Lot.

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

6. The Purchaser of the Lot shall build and finish, fit for occupation before the expiration of twelve calendar months from the day of sale, in a good, substantial and workmanlike manner, one good and permanent messuage or tenement upon some part of his Lot, and shall expend thereon a sum of not less than $2,000 (Two thousand dollars).

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

  8. When the conditions herein contained have been complied with to the satisfaction of the Surveyor General the Purchaser of the Lot shall be entitled to, and shall execute on demand, a Lease from the Crown of the Piece of Ground comprised in such Lot for 999 Years to be computed from the day of Sale, at such Annual Rental, payable half-yearly on the 24th day of June, and the 25th day of December in every Year, as is specified in the Particulars of such Lot herein before contained; and such Crown Lease shall be subject to, and contain, all Exceptions, Reservations, Covenants, Clauses, and Conditions inserted in the Crown Leases of Inland Lots in the Colony of Hongkong.

9. Should the Purchaser neglect, or fail to comply with these Conditions, his Premium or any portion thereof which may be paid, shall be thereupon forfeited to Her Majesty, who shall be at full liberty either to enforce the Sale, or to re-sell the Property at such time and place, and in such manner as to Her Majesty shall seem fit, and in case of a re-sale the increase, if any, of the Premium or Purchase Money shall be retained by Her Majesty, and the deficiency, if any, and all Costs and Expenses shall be made good by the defaulter and be recoverable as liquidated damages.

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

SPECIAL CONDITION OF SALE..

1.The Purchaser of the Lot shall cut down or fill in as the case may be, the whole area of the Lot and also that of half the width of the streets shewn in the Land Sale plan as adjoining or abutting thereon, forming the Northern, Eastern and Western Boundaries of the Lot along the entire frontages and to the levels set out by the Surveyor General.

Memorandum that

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT.

of

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

Number of Sale Lot.

Registry Number

and

Description of Lot Purchased.

Amount of

Annual Rental. Premium at which

Purchased.

Signature of Purchaser.

1

Inland Lot No. 1082

$576

108

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION:--No. 49.

The following Return from the Collector of Stamp Revenue, for the Months of January, 1886 and 1887, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT of the Revenue under the Stamp Ordinance, 1886, the Sheriff's Ordinance, 1873, the Chinese Emigration Consolidation Ordinance, 1874, the Medical Registration Ordinance, 1884, and for Telegraph Forms, Land Office Fees, and Fees of the Supreme Court, during the Months of January, 1886 and January 1887, respectively.

Schedule

Number.

DESCRIPTION.

1234567800

9

Bill of Lading,

10

11

Broker's Note,

Adjudication Fee, Agreement,

Arbitration Award,

Articles of Clerkship,

Attested Copy,

Bank Cheques,

Bank Note Duty,

Bill of Exchange and Promissory Note,

Bottomry or Respondentia Bond, and Average Statement,...

Revenue Revenue

in 1886.

in

Increase. Decrease.'

1887.

$

C.

2.00 134.50

2.00

4.00 158.00

C.

2.00 23.50

$

...

?.

...

2.00

...

...

2.00

19.00

17.00

...

119.50

205.00

85.50

2.234.58

2.343.05

108.47

1,176.69

1,667.46

490.77

1,635.60

1,306.50

329.10

2.10

4.30

2.20

184.50

475.00

290.50

12

Charter Party,

141.80

257.80

116.00

13

Copy Charter,

72.00

88.00

16.00

14

Conveyance or Assignment,

543.90

3,406.80

2,862.90

15

Copartnership Deed,

12.00

12.00

16

Declaration of Trust,..

10.00

10.00

....

17

Deed of Gift,

125.00

125.00

...

18

Duplicate Deeds,

22.00

19

Emigration Fees,

30.00

19.00 8.00

3.00

22.00

20

Foreign Attachment Bond,

...

21

Miscellaneous Instruments,

80.00

50.00

30.00

22

Lease with Fine or Premium,

23

Lease on Agreement,...

24

25

Lease without Fine or Premium,. Letter of Hypothecation,...

199.90

91.60

154.20

21.20

108.30 133.00

26

Mortgage,

67.60

597.10

529.50

...

Do. (ii) Additional Security,

Do. (iii) Transfer,

4.00

1.40

...

2.60

,Do. (iv) Re-assignment,

4.90

31.93

27.03

...

Do. (v) on Agreement,

...

...

27

Notarial Act,

11.00

28

Note of Protest,.

29

Policy of Insurance,

488.60

22.00 0.25 463.00

11.00 0.25

30

Power of Attorney,

58.00

38.00

...

25.60 20.00

31

Probate or Letters of Administration,

998.00

130.00

...

32

Receipt Stamps, Impressed,.

14.94

20.88

32A

Do.

Adhesive,

543.60

645.00

33

Servant's Security Bond,

12.50

133.20

5.94 101.40 120.70

868.00

34

Settlement,..

.....

...

35

Transfer of Shares,

876.20

ADHESIVE STAMPS, exclusive of 3-cent Stamps, Art. 32A.,... 3,066.61

TELEGRAPH FORMS,

BILLS OF HEALTH,.

11.00 93.00

666.40 2,315.52 20.50 159.00

***

...

209.80. 751.09

9.50 66.00

...

COURT FEES,

DECLARATION, (under Medical Registration Ordinance, 1884), MEDICAL CERTIFICATES, D.,..

400

...

TOTAL,.........

$ 13,009.22 | 15,505.89 5,011.16 2,514.19

DEDUCT DECREASE,...

..$

2,514.49

TOTAL INCREASE IN JANUARY 1887,

.$

2,496.67

Stamp Office, Hongkong, 2nd February, 1887.

ALFRED LISTER,

Collector of Stamp Revenu?,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 50.

109

  The following papers in continuation of the Correspondence on the same subject contained in Government Gazette, No. 47, of the 30th October, 1886, are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1887.

My Lord,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Further Correspondence respecting the Formation of an International Copyright Union,

[In continuation of "Switzerland No. 2 (1886)": C.-4856.]

No. 1.

M. Vernet to the Earl of Rosebery.-(Received July 14.)*

25, Old Broad Street, July 13, 1886.

I HAVE the honour to hand your Lordship the inclosed Circular note of my Government, containing a proposal of the French Government which will be submitted to the International Copyright Conference to be held at Berne on the 6th September next.

My Lord,

I am, &c.

(Signed)

Inclosure 1 in No. 1.

H. VERNET,

Agent and Consul-General for Switzerland.

The President of the Swiss Confederation to the Earl of Rosebery.

(Translation.)

Berne, July 3, 1886.

  THE Government of the French Republic, while announcing that it is ready to sign the International Convention for the protection of artistic and literary works, the signing of which will take place at the Conference opening at Berne on the 6th September next, transmits to us a "Projet de Declaration," which it desires also to see adopted and signed by the Plenipotentiaries present at the Conference.

  We have the honour to transmit to your Excellency copies of this "Projet," begging that you will be good enough to examine it, and to give to Her Majesty's Plenipotentiaries to the Conference of the 6th September. instructions on the subject. If we, as initiators of the Conferences which have elaborated the Convention, may be allowed to express our opinion, we consider that this "Projet de Declaration" conforms entirely with the views expressed at the sittings of the Conferences of 1884 and 1885; it is designed to put an end to certain doubts which might actually be raised in the interpretation of the Convention; and, with this end, it might be adopted as an annex thereto, without thereby affecting the decision arrived at by the last Conference, namely, that no change should be made in the existing text of the Convention.

We avail, &c.

In the name of the Swiss Federal Council:

The President of the Confederation,

(Signed) DEUCHER.

The Chancellor of the Confederation,

Inclosure 2 in No. 1.

(Signed)

RINGIER.

Declaration. (Translation.)

SOME doubts having arisen as to the meaning of Articles V, VII, IX, and X of the Convention concluded this day, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have recognized the need of explaining them, and have, with this end in view, unanimously adopted the following Declaration:-

1. The § 2 of Article V applies to "romans-feuilletons.'

?.

110

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

2. The "romans-feuilletons" constituting less a newspaper article than a literary work published in a special form, it is understood that, with regard to their reproduction, either in original or in translation, they are regulated not by Article VII, but by Articles II, V, X, and XI of the Convention concluded to-day.

or in

3. The right of publication of dramatic and dramatico-musical works in their original language, or in translation, and the right of representing these same works in their original language, translation, are entirely distinct from each other; consequently, the publication of such a work does not authorize the representation without the consent of the author, any more than the representation authorizes the publication.

4. Dramatization, that is to say, the transformation of a story into a play, or vice versa, is especially included among the unauthorized indirect appropriations which Article X characterizes as illicit reproductions.

*

No. 2.

Mr. Bryce to Sir R. Herbert.*

Sir,

Foreign Office, July 19, 1886.

I AM directed by the Earl of Rosebery to state to you, for the information of Earl Granville, that the International and Colonial Copyright Act having been passed, Her Majesty's Government have accepted the invitation of the Swiss Government to be represented at a Conference to be held at Berne in September next for the purpose of signing the International Copyright Convention.

In view of recent correspondence with the Colonial Office, his Lordship presumes that the British Delegates should notify that the accession to the Union of Great Britain comprehends all the British Colonies; but I am directed to inquire whether Lord Granville thinks that it will be desirable to add a Declaration to the effect that any one of the Representative Colonies may give notice of withdrawal separately by means of a communication to that effect made by the Imperial Government.

[? In case Lord Granville thinks this course desirable, will you inform me whether he thinks that the list of the Colonies to be named in such Declaration should be the same as that now included in the Colonial Article contained in recent Commercial Treaties.]

I am, &c.

(Signed)

J. BRYCE.

No. 3.

Mr. Bryce to Sir T. Farrer.

Sir,

Foreign Office, July 20, 1886.

I AM directed by the Earl of Rosebery to transmit to you, to be laid before the Board of Trade, a copy of a note from the Swiss Agent and Consul-General in London, inclosing copies of a Project of Declaration which the French Government will propose for signature simultaneously with the International Copyright Convention at the Conference to be held next September. I

Upon this Project Lord Rosebery desires to make the following observations:- Clauses 1 and 2 appear to be unobjectionable.

1

Clause 3 appears to be substantially in accordance with existing British law, but it would be desirable to have further explanations as to the exact meaning which is attached to the first sentence. In regard to clause 4, it is believed that existing British law forbids the publication of an unauthorized dramatic version of a novel, but not its representation on the stage.

The Board of Trade will recollect that the British Delegates to the Copyright Conference last year recommended in their Report (p. 56 of Blue Book and section 5 of Mr. Daldy's draft Bill, p. 39) that the law should be altered so as practically to prohibit both publication and performance, and this recommendation will, no doubt, be considered in connection with any scheme of consolidation which may eventually be brought forward.

  As the law stands now, however, it seems that protection could only be guaranteed in this country so far as regards publication.

  Under these circumstances Lord Rosebery, would be glad to be informed whether, in the opinion of the Board, the British Delegates at the approaching Conference should be instructed to express the concurrence of Her Majesty's Government in the principle enunciated in clause 4 of the French Project, but to declare that, until the existing British law can be altered, protection cannot be guaranteed so far as regards representation on the stage of a dramatic version of a novel.

  It appears, however, to be of importance to discourage the proposal of any substantial alterations in the draft Convention agreed to last year, to meet the exact terms of which the British International Copyright Acts have already been amended by the Statute just passed, and his Lordship would therefore propose, with the concurrence of the Board of Trade, to reply to M. Vernet's note in the terms of the annexed draft.§

J. BRYCE.

I

am, &c.

(Signed)

*Also to India Office.

? To Colonial Office only.

No. 1.

§ See No. 6.

My Lord,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887. 111

No. 4.

M. Vernet to the Earl of Rosebery.-(Received July 26.)

25, Old Broad Street, July 24, 1886.

I HAVE the honour to hand your Lordship the inclosed Circular note of my Government, containing a proposal to modify Article VII of the International Copyright Convention, agreed upon at the Conference of last

year.

*

I have, &c.

(Signed)

H. VERNET,

Agent and Consul-General for Switzerland.

My Lord,

Inclosure in No. 4.

The President of the Swiss Confederation to the Earl of Rosebery.

(Translation.)

Berne, July 17, 1886.

IN continuation of our note of the 6th instant, we have to inform your Lordship that our attention has been called to an omission in the wording of the "Projet de Convention" for the protection of literary and artistic works, drawn up by the International Conference held at Berne in the month of September last.

   The first line of Article 9 of the Avant-Projet of 1884, which is reproduced almost word for word in the first sentence of Article 7 of the Projet of 1885, was conceived in these terms :-

"Articles extracted from newspapers or periodicals published in any of the countries of the Union may be reproduced in original or in translation in the other countries of the Union."

The Conference of 1885 considered it advisable to suppress the second line of the old "Projet,' enumerating the articles which by their nature were excluded from the right of reproduction, and to replace them by adding to the sentence cited above the words, "unless the authors or publishers may have expressly forbidden it."

In transcribing the new Article an omission was accidentally made of the words, "in the other countries of the Union," which had encountered no opposition, and which seem necessary to the sense of the text, for the Convention could not make stipulations as to the rights of subjects of non- Contracting States.

Though it was understood that no amendment should be made to the text adopted by the Confer ence of 1885, we nevertheless consider that it would be advisable to reinstate in the Convention the words which were left out by inadvertence, and we beg your Lordship to authorize your Plenipoten- tiary to assent to the introduction in Article 7 of the slight modification proposed.

We seize, &c.

In the name of the Swiss Federal Council : The President of the Confederation,

No. 5.

(Signed) DEUCHER. The Chancellor of the Confederation,

(Signed)

RINGIER.

Sir,

Mr. Boyle to Mr. Bryce.-(Received July 26.)

Board of Trade, London, July 24, 1886.

I AM directed by the Board of Trade to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 20th instant on the subject of a Project of Declaration which the French Government will propose for signature, simultaneously with the International Copyright Convention, at the Conference to be held. next September; and, in reply, to state, for the information of Lord Rosebery, that the Board of Trade concur in the terms of the reply it is suggested should be made to M. Vernet's note.

*

I have, &c.

(Signed)

COURTENAY BOYLE.

112

Sir,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

No. 6.

The Earl of Rosebery to M. Vernet.

Foreign Office, July 26, 1886.

I HAVE the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 13th instant, in which you were good enough to inclose a Project of Declaration which will be proposed by the French Delegates for signature simultaneously with the International Copyright Convention at the Conference to be held at Berne next September, and I beg leave to acquaint you, in reply, that the British Delegates will be furnished with instructions on the subject.

In the meanwhile, I beg leave to request that you will express to your Government the earnest hope of Her Majesty's Government that no alterations will be made affecting in substance the draft Convention agreed upon last year.

On the faith of the Resolution of the Conference that the text then agreed upon should be signed without alteration by those Governments who might be willing to accept it, Her Majesty's Government have already, by a Statute which has just passed through Parliament, amended the British International Copyright Acts to meet the exact terms of the draft Convention, and they would view with great regret any proposals tending to a reconsideration of the bases of union already fixed.

I have, &c.

(Signed)

ROSEBERY.

No. 7.

Mr. Bryce to Mr. Boyle.

Sir,

Foreign Office July 27, 1886.

I AM directed by the Earl of Rosebery to transmit to you, for the consideration of the Board of Trade, a copy of a note from the Swiss Agent and Consul-General in London proposing a slight alter- ation in the text of the draft International Copyright Convention, which appears to his Lordship to be free from objection.*

  With reference to your letter of the 24th instant, I am desired to inclose a draft of instructions to the British Delegates, and to state that his Lordship would be glad to be informed whether the Board of Trade concur therein.

His Lordship further thinks that it may be desirable for the British Delegates to advocate the view that the next International Conference for the revision of the Convention should not be held at an early date, in order that changes calculated to render necessary alterations in domestic law may not be adopted prematurely. **

I am,

&c.

No. 8.

(Signed)

J. BRYCE.

Sir,

Mr. Bramston to Mr. Bryce.-(Received July 30.)

Downing Street, July 29, 1886.

I AM directed by Earl Granville to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 19th instant, respecting the adhesion of the Colonies possessing representative government to the International Copyright Union, and to state to you, in reply, for the information of the Earl of Rosebery, that as the countries, parties to the Convention, have, under Article XX, the right of separately denouncing it, Lord Granville thinks it may be desirable to secure the corresponding right of withdrawal for the large Colonies possessing separate elective Legislatures.

I am to add that the list will be the same as that in recent commercial Treaties, namely, Canada, the Australasian Colonies, Cape, and Natal.

No. 9.

I

am, &c.

(Signed)

JOHN BRAMSTON

Sir,

Mr. Boyle to Mr. Bryce.-(Received July 30.)

Board of Trade, London, July 29, 1886.

I AM directed by the Board of Trade to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 27th instant, transmitting, for their consideration, copy of a note from the Swiss Government proposing a slight alteration in the text of the International Copyright Convention about to be signed at Berne, and also draft instructions to the British Delegates.

* No. 4.

? See No. 11.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

113

   In reply, I am to state, for the information of Lord Rosebery, that the Board of Trade concur in the terms of the proposed instructions to the Delegates.

   The Board of Trade are further of opinion that it is desirable the Delegates should bring forward the question of the inadvisability of too early a date being fixed for holding the next Conference for considering the revision of the International Convention.

I have, &c.

(Signed) COURTENAY BOYLE.

No. 10.

Sir,

Mr. Walpole to Mr. Bryce.-(Received July 31.)

India Office, Whitehall, July 30, 1886.

I AM directed by the Secretary of State for India in Council to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 19th instant, and in reply to state that, as the Government of India have expressed their desire to enter the International Copyright Union, the Earl of Kimberley concurs in the adoption of the course proposed by the Earl of Rosebery, but is of opinion that the declaration referred to in your letter should be added to the Convention about to be signed.

No. 11.

I have, &c. (Signed)

HORACE WALPOLE.

Gentlemen,

The Earl of Rosebery to Mr. Adams and Mr. Bergne.

Foreign Office, August 2, 1886.

I HAVE appointed you to be British Delegates to the International Copyright Conference to meet at Berne on the 6th September next, and I transmit to you herewith a Full Power to enable you to sign the Convention which was agreed upon at the Conference of last year.

It having been then decided that the draft proposed as the basis of the International Copyright Union should not be altered, Her Majesty's Government have passed an Act amending the British International Copyright Acts in such a manner as to correspond. with the draft, and to enable Her Majesty's Government to enter the Union.

A copy of this Act is inclosed.*

Two proposals have, however, since been received for additions to, or changes in, the bases laid down in 1885.

1. A proposal by the French Government for an Additional Declaration.

2. A proposal by the Swiss Government to insert certain words into the text of Article 7. Notes from the Swiss Government containing these proposals are inclosed for your information.t In regard to the first, Her Majesty's Government, although they would have preferred that no additions of any kind should be made to the draft Convention, do not see any objection to the terms of the Declaration, save that it would be desirable to obtain some explanation of the exact meaning attached to the first part of Article 3; and that Article 4 will require qualification to make it come within the scope of existing English law, by which the publication of an unauthorized dramatic version of a novel is prohibited, but not its representation on the stage.

You will therefore endeavour to obtain the modification of this Article in the sense that it shall be understood to apply only so far as the domestic law of each State will permit.

To the proposal of the Swiss Government Her Majesty's Government have no objection to offer, considering it to be merely an explanation of the present text.

Subject to these observations you are authorized to sign on behalf of Great Britain.

No. 12.

I

am, &c. (Signed)

ROSEBERY.

Gentlemen,

The Earl of Iddesleigh to Sir Francis Adams and Mr. Bergne.

Foreign Office, August 21, 1886.

  I TRANSMIT to you herewith copies of correspondence, as marked in the margin, with the India and Colonial Departments, relative to the inclusion of the British Colonies in the scope of the International Copyright Convention.

* 49 & 50 Vict., cap. 33.

Inclosures in Nos. 1 and 4.

Nos. 2, 8, and 10.

114 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

You will, accordingly, at the time of signature, make a Declaration to the effect that the accession of Great Britain to the Union comprises all the Colonies and foreign possessions of Her Majesty, but that liberty is reserved by Her Majesty's Government to notify at any period the separate withdrawal from the Union of the following British possessions, in the manner prescribed by Article XX of the Convention:-

India.

The Dominion of Canada. Newfoundland.

The Cape.

Natal.

New South Wales.

Victoria. Queensland. Tasmania.

South Australia. Western Australia. New Zealand.

No. 13.

I am, &c.

(Signed)

IDDESLEIGH.

My Lord,

· Sir F. Adams and Mr. Bergne to the Earl of Iddesleigh.-(Received September 13.)

Berne, September 10, 1886. WE have the honour to report that the Third International Copyright Conference met at Berne on the 6th instant, the following States being represented :-

Germany. Belgium.

Spain.

United States. France.

Great Britain.

Haiti. Italy.

Japan.

Liberia.

Switzerland. Tunis.

The Delegates of all these States, save those of the United States and Japan, had received Full Powers from their Governments to sign the Convention, and the signature accordingly took place on the 9th instant.

No Delegates from Sweden and Norway were present, but the President read a note which he had received from the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, to the effect that those Governments expected to be able to adhere to the Convention before the date fixed for the exchange of ratifications.

The British signed copies of the Convention, Additional Article, "Protocole de Cloture," and proces-verbal of signature are inclosed in this despatch, together with printed copies of the records of the present Conference.*

In view of the instructions contained in Lord Rosebery's despatch of the 2nd ultimo, we proposed at the first sitting that the next meeting of the Conference should take place ten years after the date of signature, 'unless four Signatory Powers should collectively demand an earlier meeting; and we accepted an addition to this proposal submitted by the German Delegate, to the effect that such a demand must not be made at an earlier date than four years after the signature.

The English and German proposals were combated by the Delegates of France and Tunis, who were of opinion that an earlier meeting might prove desirable.

}

In view of these conflicting opinions, a suggestion was made by the President, M. Droz, by way of compromise, to the effect that the next Conference should take place from four to six years after the date at which the Convention should come into actual operation; and, as an interval of from about five to seven years from the date of signature would thus be secured, we had no difficulty in accepting this proposal, which was eventually adopted unanimously. At the suggestion of the British Delegates, seconded by the German Delegate, Paris was selected as the next place of meeting, and it was arranged that the actual date, within the limits agreed upon, should be fixed by the French Government, in consultation with the central Swiss Office.

  The amendment to Article VII, which had been proposed by the Swiss Government, did not give rise to much discussion, it being recognized that it did not alter the sense of the Article as drafted last year; and the insertion was accordingly accepted by a unanimous vote, save the German Delegate, whose Government was not favourable to the slightest amendment of the draft agreed upon last year.

The Declaration which had been proposed by the French Government gave rise to some debate, the Italian and German Delegates giving reasons against its adoption, especially in regard to paragraph 4.

  We confined ourselves to a statement of the position of English law on the question of the drama- tization of novels, and added that though, as agreed upon last year, we should prefer that no amend-

* The records are not reprinted with the present Paper.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887. 115

ment to the draft Convention should be made, we were authorized by our Government to accept the Declaration, subject to such modification of the last paragraph as would suffice to meet the require- ments of English law.

  The French Delegates eventually withdrew their proposal entirely, and the Convention as signed is consequently identical with last year's draft, except the insertion of the few words of a purely formal character proposed by the Swiss Government in Article VII.

  An important feature of the Conference, especially from an English point of view, was the presence of the United States' Delegate, who made a Declaration, which will be found at page 18 of the Records,* expressing the sympathy of his Government for the substance and objects of the Convention, and their hope that they might find themselves in a position to adhere to it at an early date.

  We venture to call your Lordship's particular attention to this Declaration as giving promise that the important literary and artistic interests of Great Britain in the United States may before long be afforded adequate protection.

  The Declaration respecting the British Colonies which we made in accordance with the instructions contained in your Lordship's despatch of the 22nd ultimo, will be found in the Proces-verbal of Signature.?

  The only suggestions which it appears necessary for us to submit to your Lordship's consideration are as regards the course to be pursued by Her Majesty's Government with reference to the existing Copyright Conventions between Great Britain and foreign States.

The following Conventions are at present in operation:-

1. Prussia, 13th May, 1846.

2. Saxony, 24th August, 1846. 3. Brunswick, 30th March, 1847.

4. Thuringian Union, 1st July, 1847.

5. Hanover, 4th August, 1847.

6. Oldenburg, 28th December, 1847. 7. France, 3rd November, 1851.

8. Anhalt, 8th February, 1853.

9. Hamburg, 16th August, 1853.

10. Belgium, 12th August, 1854.

11. Prussia and other German States, 14th June, 1855.

12. Sardinia (applicable to Italy), 30th November, 1860.

13. Hesse, 19th November, 1861.

14. Spain, 11th August, 1880.

15. Germany, 2nd June, 1886.

The last Convention on this list, for practical purposes, brings the whole of the German Empire within the terms of the Conventions with Prussia of the 13th May, 1846, and the 14th June, 1855.

  Therefore, Great Britain has Copyright Conventions only with Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, and Spain, all of which States have now signed the International Copyright Convention.

‧ The Convention with Italy has been denounced by that Government, but stands prolonged until the 31st December next. The Conventions with the German States, France, and Belgium, can be terminated at a year's notice, and that with Spain by a notice of six months.

The International Convention just signed is to be ratified within the delay of one year, and is to come into operation three months after the exchange of ratifications.

When it has once come into operation, it seems that the stipulations of the now existing Conven- tions between Great Britain and foreign States will become unnecessary, and perhaps embarrassing; and we would therefore venture to suggest that three months after the signature of the International Convention, viz., on the 9th December next, notice of termination of the existing Copyright Conventions should be given to Germany, France, and Belgium; that the Convention with Italy should be further prolonged till the International Convention comes into operation; and that notice should be given to Spain on the 9th June next of the termination of the Copyright Convention of the 11th August, 1880. By these means, the whole of the existing Conventions would be kept in force for certain till the International Convention comes into operation, and would terminate, at all events, shortly after that date.

We believe that the International Copyright Union, which may now be said to be founded, will not only efficiently replace the existing Conventions, but will confer upon British owners of literary and artistic property far more extensive and satisfactory protection than is now enjoyed by them abroad; and we entertain strong hopes that, before the expiration of many years, the Union will comprise all the principal States of the world which have any practical interest in the matter.

We have, &c.

(Signed)

F. O. ADAMS.

J. H. G. BERGNE.

* See Inclosure 5 in No. 13.

? See Inclosure 4 in No 13.

116 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

Inclosure 1 in No. 13. (Translation.)

Convention concerning the Creation of an International Union for the Protection of Literary

and Artistic Works.

  HER Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India; His Majesty the German Emperor, King of Prussia; His Majesty the King of the Belgians; Her Majesty the Queen Regent of Spain, in the name of His Catholic Majesty the King of Spain; the President of the French Republic; the President of the Republic of Haiti; His Majesty the King of Italy; the President of the Republic of Liberia; the Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation; His Highness the Bey of Tunis,

  Being equally animated by the desire to protect effectively, and in as uniform a manner as possible, the rights of authors over their literary and artistic works,

Have resolved to conclude a Convention to that effect, and have named for their Plenipotentiaries, that is to say:

Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India, Sir Francis Ottiwell Adams, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, her Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Berne; and John Henry Gibbs Bergne, Esquire, Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Director of a Department in the Foreign Office at London.

  His Majesty the German Emperor, King of Prussia, M. Otto von Bulow, Privy Councillor of Legation, and Chamberlain of His Majesty, his Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Confederation.

  His Majesty the King of the Belgians, M. Maurice Delfosse, his Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Confederation.

Her Majesty the Queen Regent of Spain, in the name of His Catholic Majesty the King of Spain; the Count de la Almina, Senator, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Confederation; M. Don Jose Villa-Amil y Castro, Chief of the Section of Intellectual Property in the Ministry of Public Instruction, Doctor of Civil and Canon Law, Member of the Facultative Corps of Archivists, Librarians, and Archeologists, and of the Academies of History, of the Fine Arts of St. Ferdinand, and of the Academy of Sciences at Lisbon.

The President of the French Republic, M. Francois Victor-Emmanuel Arago, Senator, Ambassador from the French Republic to the Swiss Confederation.

The President of the Republic of Haiti, M. Louis Joseph Janvier, Doctor of Medicine of the Faculty of Paris, Prizeman of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris, bearing Diplomas from the School of Political Sciences of Paris (Administrative and Diplomatic Sections), decorated with the Haitian Medal of the third class.

His Majesty the King of Italy, M. Charles Emmanuel Becaria des Marquis d'Incisa, Chevalier of the Orders of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, and of the Crown of Italy, his Charge d'Affaires to the Swiss Confederation.

The President of the Republic of Liberia, M. William Kontzer, Imperial Councillor, Consul- General, Member of the Chamber of Commerce of Vienna.

The Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation, M. Numa Droz, Vice President of the Federal Council, Head of the Department of Commerce and Agriculture; M. Louis Ruchonnet, Federal Councillor, Chief of the Department of Justice and Police; M. A. d'Orelli, Professor of Law at the University of Zurich.

His Highness the Bey of Tunis, M. Louis Renault, Professor to the Faculty of Law of Paris, and to the Free School of Political Sciences, Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honour, and Chevalier of the Order of the Crown of Italy.

Who, having communicated to each other their respective full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following Articles :---

ARTICLE I.

The Contracting States are constituted into an Union for the protection of the rights of authors over their literary and artistic works.

ARTICLE II.

Authors of any of the countries of the Union, or their lawful representatives, shall enjoy in the other countries for their works, whether published in one of those countries or unpublished, the rights which the respective laws do now or may hereafter grant to natives.

The enjoyment of these rights is subject to the accomplishment of the conditions and formalities prescribed by law in the country of origin of the work, and cannot exceed in the other countries the term of protection granted in the said country of origin.

The country of origin of the work is that in which the work is first published, or if such publication takes place simultaneously in several countries of the Union, that one of them in which the shortest term of protection is granted by law.

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  For unpublished works the country to which the author belongs is considered the country of origin of the work.

ARTICLE III.

  The stipulations of the present Convention apply equally to the publishers of literary and artistic works published in one of the countries of the Union, but of which the authors belong to a country which is not a party to the Union.

ARTICLE IV.

The expression "literary and artistic works" comprehends books, pamphlets, and all other writings; dramatic or dramatico-musical works, musical compositions with or without words; works of design, painting, sculpture, and engraving; lithographs, illustrations, geographical charts; plans, sketches, and plastic works relative to geography, topography, architecture, or science in general; in fact, every production whatsoever in the literary, scientific, or artistic domain which can be published by any mode of impression or reproduction.

ARTICLE V.

Authors of any of the countries of the Union, or their lawful representatives, shall enjoy in the other countries the exclusive right of making or authorizing the translation of their works until the expiration of ten years from the publication of the original work in one of the countries of the Union. For works published in incomplete parts ("livraisons") the period of ten years commences from the date of publication of the last part of the original work.

  For works composed of several volumes published at intervals, as well as for bulletins or collections ("cahiers") published by literary or scientific Societies, or by private persons, each volume, bulletin, or collection is, with regard to the period of ten years, considered as a separate work.

  In the cases provided for by the present Article, and for the calculation of the period of protection the 31st December of the year in which the work was published is admitted as the date of publication.

ARTICLE VI.

Authorized translations are protected as original works. They consequently enjoy the protection stipulated in Articles II and III as regards their unauthorized reproduction in the countries of the Union. It is understood that, in the case of a work for which the translating right has fallen into the public domain, the translator cannot oppose the translation of the same work by other writers.

ARTICLE VII.

  Articles from newspapers or periodicals published in any of the countries of the Union may be reproduced in original or in translation in the other countries of the Union, unless the authors or publishers have expressly forbidden it. For periodicals it is sufficient if the prohibition is made in a general manner at the beginning of each number of the periodical.

  This prohibition cannot in any case apply to articles of political discussion, or to the reproduction of news of the day or current topics.

ARTICLE VIII.

  As regard the liberty of extracting portions from literary or artistic works for use in publications destined for educational or scientific purposes, or for chrestomathies, the matter is to be decided by the legislation of the different countries of the Union, or by special arrangements existing or to be concluded between them.

ARTICLE IX.

  The stipulations of Article II apply to the public representation of dramatic or dramatico-musical works, whether such works be published or not.

  Authors of dramatic or dramatico-musical works or their lawful representatives, are, during the existence of their exclusive right of translation, equally protected against the unauthorized public representation of translations of their works.

  The stipulations of Article II apply equally to the public performance of unpublished musical works, or of published works in which the author has expressly declared on the title-page or commencement of the work that he forbids the public performance.

ARTICLE X.

  Unauthorized indirect appropriations of a literary or artistic work, of various kinds, such as adaptations, arrangements of music, &c., are specially included amongst the illicit reproductions to which the present Convention applies, when they are only the reproduction of a particular work, in the same form, or in another form, with non-essential alterations, additions, or abridgments, so made as not to confer the character of a new original work.

  It is agreed that, in the application of the present Article, the Tribunals of the various countries of the Union will, if there is occasion, conform themselves to the provisions of their respective laws.

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ARTICLE XI.

  In order that the authors of works protected by the present Convention shall, in the absence of proof to the contrary, be considered as such, and be consequently admitted to institute proceedings against pirates before the Courts of the various countries of the Union, it will be sufficient that their name be indicated on the work in the accustomed manner.

  For anonymous or pseudonymous works, the publisher whose name is indicated on the work is entitled to protect the rights belonging to the author. He is, without other proof, reputed the lawful representative of the anonymous or pseudonymous author.

  It is, nevertheless, agreed that the Tribunals may, if necessary, require the production of a certificate from the competent authority to the effect that the formalities prescribed by law in the country of origin have been accomplished, as contemplated in Article II.

ARTICLE XII.

  Pirated works may be seized on importation into those countries of the Union where the original work enjoys legal protection.

The seizure shall take place conformably to the domestic law of each State.

ARTICLE XIII.

  It is understood that the provisions of the present Convention cannot in any way derogate from the right belonging to the Government of each country of the Union to permit, to control, or to prohibit, by measures of domestic legislation or police, the circulation, representation, or exhibition of any works or productions in regard to which the competent authority may find it necessary to exercise that right.

ARTICLE XIV.

Under the reserves and conditions to be determined by common agreement, the present Convention applies to all works which at the moment of its coming into force have not yet fallen into the public domain in the country of origin.

ARTICLE XV.

   It is understood that the Governments of the countries of the Union reserve to themselves respectively the right to enter into separate and particular arrangements between each other, provided always that such arrangements confer upon authors or their lawful representatives more extended rights than those granted by the Union, or embody other stipulations not contrary to the present Convention.

ARTICLE XVI.

An international office is established, under the name of "Office of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works."

This Office, of which the expenses will be borne by the Administrations of all the countries of the Union, is placed under the high authority of the Superior Administration of the Swiss Confederation, and works under its direction. The functions of this Office are determined by common accord between the countries of the Union.

ARTICLE XVII.

  The present Convention may be submitted to revision in order to introduce therein amendments calculated to perfect the system of the Union.

  Questions of this kind, as well as those which are of interest to the Union in other respects, will be considered in Conferences to be held successively in the countries of the Union by Delegates of the said countries.

It is understood that no alteration in the present Convention shall be binding on the Union except by the unanimous consent of the countries composing it.

ARTICLE XVIII.

  Countries which have not become parties to the present Convention, and which grant by their domestic law the protection of rights secured by this Convention, shall be admitted to accede thereto on request to that effect.

Such accession shall be notified in writing to the Government of the Swiss Confederation, who will communicate it to all the other countries of the Union.

  Such accession shall imply full adhesion to all the clauses and admission to all the advantages provided by the present Convention.

ARTICLE XIX.

Countries acceding to the present Convention shall also have the right to accede thereto at any time for their Colonies or foreign possessions.

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  They may do this either by a general declaration comprehending all their Colonies or possessions within the accession, or by specially naming those comprised therein, or by simply indicating those which are excluded.

ARTICLE XX.

The present Convention shall be put in force three months after the exchange of the ratifications, and shall remain in effect for an indefinite period until the termination of a year from the day on which it may have been denounced.

  Such denunciation shall be made to the Government authorized to receive accessions, and shall only be effective as regards the country making it, the Convention remaining in full force and effect for the other countries of the Union.

ARTICLE XXI.

The present Convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications exchanged at Berne, within the space of one year at the latest.

In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the seal of their arms.

Done at Berne, the 9th day of September, 1886.

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(L.S.)

F. O. ADAMS.

(L.S.)

J. H. G. BERGNE.

(L.S.)

OTTO VON BULOW.

(L.S.)

(L.S.)

(L.S.)

(L.S.)

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(L.S.) '

MAURICE DELFOSSE.

.COMTE DE LA ALMINA Y CASTRO.

JOSE VILLA-AMIL.

EMMANUEL ARAGO.

LOUIS JOSEPH JANVIER.

E. DI BECCARIA.

(L.S.)

KENTZER.

(L.S.)

DROZ.

(L.S.)

L. RUCHONNET.

(L.S.)

A. D'ORELLI.

(L.S.) L. RENAULT.

Inclosure 2 in No. 13.

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(Translation.)

Additional Article.

The Plenipotentiaries assembled to sign the Convention concerning the creation of an International Union for the protection of literary and artistic works have agreed upon the following Additional Article, which shall be ratified together with the Convention to which it relates:-

The Convention concluded this day in no wise affects the maintenance of existing Conventions between the Contracting States, provided always that such Conventions confer on authors, or their lawful representatives, rights more extended than those secured by the Union, or contain other stipu- lations which are not contrary to the said Convention.

In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Additional Article. Done at Berne, the 9th day of September, 1886.

(Signed)

F. O. ADAMS. J. II. G. BERGNE.

OTTO VON BULOW.

MAURICE DELFOSSE.

ALMINA.

VILLA-AMIL.

EMMANUEL ARAGO.

LOUIS JOSEPH JANVIER.

E. DI BECCARIA.

KENTZER.

DROZ.

L. RUCHONNET.

A. D'ORELLI.

L. RENAULT.

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Inclosure 3 in No. 13. (Translation.)

Final Protocol.

IN proceeding to the signature of the Convention concluded this day, the undersigned Pleni- potentiaries have declared and stipulated as follows:

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1. As regards Article IV, it is agreed that those countries of the Union where the character of artistic works is not refused to photographs, engage to admit them to the benefits of the Convention concluded to-day, from the date of its coming into effect. They are, however, not bound to protect the authors of such works further than is permitted by their own legislation, except in the case of international engagements already existing, or which may hereafter be entered into by them.

It is understood that an authorized photograph of a protected work of art shall enjoy legal protec-. tion in all the countries of the Union, as contemplated by the said Convention, for the same period as the principal right of reproduction of the work itself subsists, and within the limits of private arrange- ments between those who have legal rights.

   2. As regards Article IX, it is agreed that those countries of the Union whose legislation implicitly includes choregraphic works amongst dramatico-musical works, expressly admit the former works to the benefits of the Convention concluded this day.

It is, however, understood that questions which may arise on the application of this clause shall rest within the competence of the respective Tribunals to decide.

3. It is understood that the manufatture and sale of instruments for the mechanical reproduction of musical airs which are copyright, shall not be considered as constituting an infringement of musical copyright.

4. The common agreement alluded to in Article XIV of the Convention is established as follows: The application of the Convention to works which have not fallen into the public domain at the time when it comes into force, shall operate according to the stipulations on this head which may be contained in special Conventions either existing or to be concluded.

In the absence of such stipulations between any countries of the Union, the respective countries shall regulate, each for itself, by its domestic legislation, the manner in which the principle contained in Article XIV is to be applied.

   5. The organization of the International Office established in virtue of Article XVI of the Con- vention shall be fixed by a Regulation which shall be drawn up by the Government of the Swiss Confederation.

The official language of the International Office will be French.

The International Office will collect all kinds of information relative to the protection of the rights of authors over their literary and artistic works. It will arrange and publish such information. It will study questions of general utility likely to be of interest to the Union, and, by the aid of documents placed at its disposal by the different Administrations, will edit a periodical publication in the French language treating questions which concern the Union. The Governments of the countries of the Union reserve to themselves the faculty of authorising, by common accord, the publication by the Office of an edition in one or more other languages if experience should show this to be requisite.

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   The International Office will always hold itself at the disposal of members of the Union, with the view to furnish them with any special information they may require relative to the protection of literary and artistic works.

   The Administration of the country where a Conference is about to be held, will prepare the programme of the Conference with the assistance of the International Office.

   The Director of the International Office will attend the sittings of the Conferences, and will take part in the discussions without a deliberative voice. He will make an annual Report on his adminis- tration, which shall be communicated to all the members of the Union.

   The expenses of the Office of the International Union shall be shared by the Contracting States. Unless a fresh arrangement be made, they cannot exceed a sum of 60,000 fr. a-year. This sum may be increased by the decision of one of the Conferences provided for in Article XVII.

   The share of the total expense to be paid by each country shall be determined by the division of the Contracting and acceding States into six classes, each of which shall contribute in the proportion of a certain number of units, viz.:-

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   These coefficients will be multiplied by the number of States of each class, and the total product thus obtained will give the number of units by which the total expense is to be divided. The quotient will give the amount of the unity of expense.

   Each State will declare, at the time of its accession, in which of the said classes it desires to be placed.

   The Swiss Administration will prepare the Budget of the Office, superintend its expenditure, make the necessary advances, and draw up the annual account, which shall be communicated to all the other Administrations.

   6. The next Conference shall be held at Paris between four and six years from the date of the coming into force of the Convention:

   The French Government will fix the date within these limits after having consulted the International Office.

   7. It is agreed that, as regards the exchange of ratifications contemplated in Article XXI, each Contracting Party shall give a single instrument, which shall be deposited, with those of the other States, in the Government archives of the Swiss Confederation. Each party shall receive in exchange a copy of the proces-verbal of the exchange of ratifications, signed by the Plenipotentiaries present.

The present Final Protocol, which shall be ratified with the Convention concluded this day, shall be considered as forming an integral part of the said Convention, and shall have the same force, effect, and duration.

In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same. Done at Berne, the 9th day of September, 1886.

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(Signed)

F. O. ADAMS. J. H. G. BERGNE.

OTTO VON BULOW.

MAURICE DELFOSSE.

ALMINA.

VILLA-AMIL.

EMMANUEL ARAGO.

LOUIS JOSEPH JANVIER.

E. DI BECCARIA.

KENTZER.

DROZ.

L. RUCHONNET.

A. D'ORELLI.

L. RENAULT.

Inclosure 4 in No. 13.

(Translation.)

Proces-verbal of Signature.

HE undersigned Plenipotentiaries, assembled this day to proceed with the signature of the Convention with reference to the creation of an International Union for the protection of literary and artistic works, have exchanged the following declarations :-

1. With reference to the accession of the Colonies or foreign possessions provided for by Article XIX of the Convention:

   The Plenipotentiaries of His Catholic Majesty the King of Spain reserve to the Government the power of making known His Majesty's decision at the time of the exchange of ratifications.

   The Plenipotentiary of the French Republic states that the accession of his country carries with it that of all the French Colonies.

   The Plenipotentiaries of Her Britannic Majesty state that the accession of Great Britain to the Convention for the protection of literary and artistic works comprises the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and all the Colonies and foreign possessions of Her Britannic Majesty.

   At the same time, they reserve to the Government of Her Britannic Majesty the power of announcing at any time the separate denunciation of the Convention by one or several of the following Colonies or possessions, in the manner provided for by Article XX of the Convention, namely:-

   India, the Dominion of Canada, Newfoundland, the Cape, Natal, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, and New Zealand.

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  2. With respect to the classification of the countries of the Union having regard to their contri- butory part to the expenses of the International Bureau (No. 5 of the final Protocol):

The Plenipotentiaries declare that their respective countries should be ranked in the following classes, namely:-

Germany in the first class.

Belgium in the third class.

Spain in the second class. France in the first class.

Great Britain in the first class.

Haiti in the fifth class.

Italy in the first class. Switzerland in the third class. Tunis in the sixth class.

The Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Liberia states that the powers which he has received from his Government authorize him to sign the Convention, but that he has not received instructions as to the class in which his country proposes to place itself with respect to the contribution to the expenses of the International Bureau. He therefore reserves that question to be determined by his Government, who will make known their intention on the exchange of ratifications.

In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present proces-verbal. Done at Berne the 9th day of September, 1886.

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(Signed)

For Great Britain

For Germany For Belgium

For Spain

For France

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F. O. ADAMS. J. H. G. BERGNE. OTTO VON BULOW. MAURICE DELFOSSE.

ALMINA.

VILLA-AMIL.

EMMANUEL ARAGO.

LOUIS JOSEPH JANVIER.

E. DI BECCARIA.

KENTZER.

DROZ.

L. RUCHONNET.

A. D'ORELLI.

L. RENAULT.

Inclosure 5 in No. 13.

(Translation.)

Extract from the Proces-verbal at the Sitting of the 6th September, 1886.

Mr. President and Delegates,

THROUGH a Circular note of the Swiss Federal Council, the Government of the United States has been invited, in concert with the other Powers represented in the Copyright Conference held here in September 1885, to instruct and empower a Delegate to attend this Conference, and to sign, on behalf of the United States, the International Convention for the general protection of literary and artistic property, which was drafted ad referendum by the Conference of last year.

 The Government of the United States again finds it impracticable to depute a Plenipotentiary Delegate, and is constrained to withhold its formal participation as a Signatory in the International Convention, which resulted from the deliberations of 1885, and thus transform that Convention into a full diplomatic engagement. To exhibit its benevolence, however, towards the principle involved, the Government of the United States desires, with the pleasure of this Conference, to be represented here, and has conferred upon me the honour to attend this Conference as a Delegate, provided that my attendance is fully recognized and admitted to be without Plenipotentiary powers, but under the limitation and reservation that the United States not being a party to the proposed Convention, reserves their privilege of future accession under provisions of Article XVIII thereof, which declares that "Countries which have not joined in the present Convention, and which by their municipal laws assure legal protection to the rights whereof this Convention treats, shall be admitted to accede thereto on their request to that effect."

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Whilst not prepared to join in the proposed Convention as a full Signatory, the United States does not thereby wish to be understood as opposing the measure in any way, but on the contrary, desires to reserve without prejudice the privilege of future accession to the Convention; should it become expedient and practicable to do so. Should any question exist that the representation of the United States in this Conference, even under specific and recognized limitation, is such a participation as would suffice to exclude them from the category of the "countries that have not joined" in that instrument, and thereby to exclude them also from the privilege of future accession, should they desire to avail themselves of it, I desire to emphasize the fact, that the course of the United States is in nowise intended or to be construed as a participation in the result either by acceptance or rejection. The position and attitude of the United States is one of expectancy and reserve.

The Constitution of the United States enumerates among the powers especially reserved to Congress, that "to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited terms to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries," which implies that the origination and limitation of measures to those ends rests with the Legislative rather than the Treaty-making Power. Copyright like patents is on the same footing of regulation by Federal legislation, and the Executive branch of the Government cannot be unmindful of the continued pen- dency of its consideration by the Legislative Department, or disregard the Constitutional right of that Department to conclude International Treaties on this important subject.

   The question of international copyright is one of great interest to the United States. In fact, few other countries can lay claim to greater concern than that naturally felt by a people distinguished for enlightened, extensive and growing intellectual life, and whilst not infringing upon the constitutional prerogative of Congress to initiate and conclude copyright legislation, likewise to define the rights of aliens and citizens within its jurisdiction, the Executive in its first annual Message to Congress, inviting its attention to the Conference of last September, said: "Action is certainly desirable to effect the object in view;" and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in his official despatches relating to this Conference, freely expresses his concurrence with the principle sought to be enunciated by the proposed Convention, and conveys the hope that the time is not distant when the rights of property in the creation of the mind may be universally secured under conditions favourable alike to the author and to the world's right to share in the diffusion of ideas.

The brain that creates is entitled to and should receive its just and full compensation; this is a sentiment having its origin in the natural sense of honesty. Literary property has been to some extent recognized in all ages, and is to-day guaranteed in. almost every State by domestic legislation. This recognition and guarantee should be without distinction of nationality and without regard to political frontiers.

   It is a matter of congratulation and redounds much to the credit of the Swiss Government, through whose active efforts the movement was successfully inaugurated and supplemented by the patient and intelligent labours of the several Conferences held here at her invitation, that a just and permanent settlement once for all of the grave question of the protection of works of literature and art, so long and unjustly denied, is promised by means of a uniform, efficacious, and complete International Convention.

Sir,

No. 14.

The Earl of Iddesleigh to Sir F. Adams.

Foreign Office, September 30, 1886.

I HAVE received your despatch of the 10th instant, signed by yourself and Mr. Bergne, reporting your proceedings as British Delegates to the Third International Copyright Conference which met at Berne on the 6th instant, and in which you inclose the British signed copies of the International Copyright Convention, Additional Article, Final Protocol, and Proces-verbal of Signature, which were signed on the 9th instant.

I have referred that despatch to the Board of Trade, and I have now to acquaint you that the proceedings of the British Delegates, as reported therein, are approved by Her Majesty's Government.

I have to add that I have addressed a similar communication to Mr. Bergne.

I am, &c.

(Signed)

IDDESLEIGH.

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125

憲 示 第 四十五號 署輔政使司史

曉諭事照得現將下列官地出投係?錄岸地段第一千零三十號 至一千零四十四號叉第一千零五十一號第一千零五十二號及由 第一千零五十七號至一千零七十號共三十一段均坐落銅鑼灣准 於西歷本年二月十四日即禮拜一下午四點鐘當?開投如欲知詳 細者可將西?本年正月二十九日第三十七號憲示取看可也特示 二月

一千八百八十六年

憲示第四十七號 署輔政使司史

曉諭招投承接事照得現要招人投接將火藥局山峽道之斜坡修飾 光滑鋪蓋草皮所有投票均在本署收截限期收至西?本年二月十 一日?禮拜五正午止如欲領投票格式可赴本署求取另欲觀看 章程及知詳細者前赴工務司署請示可也各票價列低昂任由

國家棄取或總棄不取?此特示

一千八百八十七年

二月

初五接示

初五日示

?

憲示第四十八號 暑輔政使司史

督憲諭開投地事照得現定於西歷本年二月二十一日?禮拜一 下午四點鐘在下列之處開設官地一段以九百九十九年?管業之 期?此特示

該地一段坐落堅利德城其形勢開列于左

投賣號數第一號係?錄岸地段第一千零八十二號坐落堅利德 該地四至北邊二百尺南邊二百尺東邊二百尺西邊二百尺共計四 萬方尺每年地稅銀五百七十六圓投價以五千圓?底

開股章程列左

一投地之價由限底銀數加上以價高者得倘二三人或多人同價互相 爭論則在各投價?摘一價?底再投

二各大出價投地每次增價至少以二十五圓?額

三投得該地之人自槌落之後?照例簽名於合同之下限由投得之日 起限三日內須將全價在 庫務使司署呈繳

四投得該地之人由投得之日起限三日?須在 田土廳繳銀十圓以 備 工務使司筋匠用石四塊?好?錄號安立該地四角以 指明四至等費

五投得該地之人于印契時應將公費銀十五圓呈繳 田土廳 大投得該地之人由開投之日起十二?月?期當用堅固材料建 屋一舞在其地?此等工程所用不得少過二千圓

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

125

憲 示 第 四十五號 署輔政使司史

曉諭事照得現將下列官地出投係?錄岸地段第一千零三十號 至一千零四十四號叉第一千零五十一號第一千零五十二號及由 第一千零五十七號至一千零七十號共三十一段均坐落銅鑼灣准 於西歷本年二月十四日即禮拜一下午四點鐘當?開投如欲知詳 細者可將西?本年正月二十九日第三十七號憲示取看可也特示 二月

一千八百八十六年

憲示第四十七號 署輔政使司史

曉諭招投承接事照得現要招人投接將火藥局山峽道之斜坡修飾 光滑鋪蓋草皮所有投票均在本署收截限期收至西?本年二月十 一日?禮拜五正午止如欲領投票格式可赴本署求取另欲觀看 章程及知詳細者前赴工務司署請示可也各票價列低昂任由

國家棄取或總棄不取?此特示

一千八百八十七年

二月

初五接示

初五日示

?

憲示第四十八號 暑輔政使司史

督憲諭開投地事照得現定於西歷本年二月二十一日?禮拜一 下午四點鐘在下列之處開設官地一段以九百九十九年?管業之 期?此特示

該地一段坐落堅利德城其形勢開列于左

投賣號數第一號係?錄岸地段第一千零八十二號坐落堅利德 該地四至北邊二百尺南邊二百尺東邊二百尺西邊二百尺共計四 萬方尺每年地稅銀五百七十六圓投價以五千圓?底

開股章程列左

一投地之價由限底銀數加上以價高者得倘二三人或多人同價互相 爭論則在各投價?摘一價?底再投

二各大出價投地每次增價至少以二十五圓?額

三投得該地之人自槌落之後?照例簽名於合同之下限由投得之日 起限三日內須將全價在 庫務使司署呈繳

四投得該地之人由投得之日起限三日?須在 田土廳繳銀十圓以 備 工務使司筋匠用石四塊?好?錄號安立該地四角以 指明四至等費

五投得該地之人于印契時應將公費銀十五圓呈繳 田土廳 大投得該地之人由開投之日起十二?月?期當用堅固材料建 屋一舞在其地?此等工程所用不得少過二千圓

126

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH FEBRUARY,1887,

七投得該地之人於西歷十二月二十五日須將其一年 應納之稅礦 月繳 庫務司以後每年須分兩季?於西歷六月二十四日先納 一半其餘一半限至西歷十二月二十五日完繳

八投得該地之人俟將照 工務司之主見所有一切事件均已按章辦 妥始准領該地紅契由投得之日起管業九百九十九年照上地形 勢所定稅銀每年分兩季完納?於西?六月二十四日先納一半其 餘一半限於西歷十二月二十五日完繳至該地契係將香港岸地建 造屋宇地紅契章程印於契內

九投得該地之人倘有錯誤未遵章程?將其呈繳之地價全數入官或 可勒令其遵章辦理或隨時隨處不論用何方法再將該地開投倘再 開投所得價值較前投之價若有?餘全行入官如有短細及一切費 用?合違背章程之人補足

近有付往外埠吉倍數封無人到取現由外付緻香港 郵政總局如有此人可郎到本局領取茲將原名號列左 科 舊山信一封交唐景南收入

付省城信一封交黃健祥收入

作連付樂謙頓信一封交李亞貴收入

鍾欽福付新金山城多厘保家跌打丸信一包及鍾五收入 付舊山信一封及葉連慶收入

豪祿付舊山信一封交唐天祥收入 付谷當信一封交賴亞才收入 付急頓卑信一封交區瑞網收入

現有由外埠付到要信數封貯存

郵政總局如有此人可?到本局領取?將原名號列左

十投得該地之人由投得之日起將該地歸其管業

二封交周勇聯收入 一封交周廷光收入 一封交周陵光收入 一封交周文迪收入.一封交周東收入 一封交周富剛收入 一封交周翰明收入

一封交周智開收入

業主合同式

立合同人某某于某年某月某日投得某處地民應遵照上列開投章 程情願作?該地段業主領取紅契?

投賣號數

第一號??錄岸地段第一千零八十三號每年地稅銀五百七十六 圓股價若干

一封交周傑能收入 一封交周社鑑收入 一封交楊錦才收入 封交李社彬收 一封交黃利然收入 一封交葉與收入 一封交亞爐母親收 一封交鄭覺初收入 一封交永泰隆收入

一封交周銳廷收入 一封交周成基收入 一封交楊閏秋收入 一封交李堆賢收入 一封交黃悅餘收入 一封交黎彰璧收入 一封交維望母親收 一封交劉世磐收入 一封交崔衍中收入

一封交周鴉懷收入 二封交周汝近收入 一封交周大恒收入 一封交楊滿大收入 一封交李維有收入 一封交進收入 一封黎丑養收入 一封交曾相垣收入 一封交吳後創收 一封交南村周社長收

大英一千八百八十七年

二 月

初五日示

126

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七投得該地之人於西歷十二月二十五日須將其一年 應納之稅礦 月繳 庫務司以後每年須分兩季?於西歷六月二十四日先納 一半其餘一半限至西歷十二月二十五日完繳

八投得該地之人俟將照 工務司之主見所有一切事件均已按章辦 妥始准領該地紅契由投得之日起管業九百九十九年照上地形 勢所定稅銀每年分兩季完納?於西?六月二十四日先納一半其 餘一半限於西歷十二月二十五日完繳至該地契係將香港岸地建 造屋宇地紅契章程印於契內

九投得該地之人倘有錯誤未遵章程?將其呈繳之地價全數入官或 可勒令其遵章辦理或隨時隨處不論用何方法再將該地開投倘再 開投所得價值較前投之價若有?餘全行入官如有短細及一切費 用?合違背章程之人補足

近有付往外埠吉倍數封無人到取現由外付緻香港 郵政總局如有此人可郎到本局領取茲將原名號列左 科 舊山信一封交唐景南收入

付省城信一封交黃健祥收入

作連付樂謙頓信一封交李亞貴收入

鍾欽福付新金山城多厘保家跌打丸信一包及鍾五收入 付舊山信一封及葉連慶收入

豪祿付舊山信一封交唐天祥收入 付谷當信一封交賴亞才收入 付急頓卑信一封交區瑞網收入

現有由外埠付到要信數封貯存

郵政總局如有此人可?到本局領取?將原名號列左

十投得該地之人由投得之日起將該地歸其管業

二封交周勇聯收入 一封交周廷光收入 一封交周陵光收入 一封交周文迪收入.一封交周東收入 一封交周富剛收入 一封交周翰明收入

一封交周智開收入

業主合同式

立合同人某某于某年某月某日投得某處地民應遵照上列開投章 程情願作?該地段業主領取紅契?

投賣號數

第一號??錄岸地段第一千零八十三號每年地稅銀五百七十六 圓股價若干

一封交周傑能收入 一封交周社鑑收入 一封交楊錦才收入 封交李社彬收 一封交黃利然收入 一封交葉與收入 一封交亞爐母親收 一封交鄭覺初收入 一封交永泰隆收入

一封交周銳廷收入 一封交周成基收入 一封交楊閏秋收入 一封交李堆賢收入 一封交黃悅餘收入 一封交黎彰璧收入 一封交維望母親收 一封交劉世磐收入 一封交崔衍中收入

一封交周鴉懷收入 二封交周汝近收入 一封交周大恒收入 一封交楊滿大收入 一封交李維有收入 一封交進收入 一封黎丑養收入 一封交曾相垣收入 一封交吳後創收 一封交南村周社長收

大英一千八百八十七年

二 月

初五日示

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NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Eighteenth

ORDINARY ANNUAL MEETING of Share- holders in the above named Company will be Street, Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, held at the Company's Office situate in Peddar's on Tuesday, the 22nd day of February, 1887, at 12.30 of the clock in the afternoon to receive a Statement of Accounts to the 31st December, 1886, the Report of the General Managers, and to elect a Consulting Committee and Auditors. And Notice is hereby also given that at the same place and in the same day at 12.45 o'clock in the afternoon or so soon afterwards as the

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 51.

  The following Report from the Head Master of the Government Central School is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1887.

No. 4.

FREDERICK Stewart,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT CENTRAL SCHOOL,

HONGKONG, 17th January, 1887.

SIR, I have the honour to forward the Annual Report on this School for 1886.

  1. The total number of boys on the Roll for the past year was 610. Every endeavour is being made to keep the school as full as possible, with a view to having a large number of fairly educated boys to transfer to the new building. With the same object special attention is devoted to the Upper and Middle Sections of the School, some 270 boys; that there may be a goodly number ready to occupy some of the 330 seats in the Upper Section of the New School.

2. To illustrate the condition of the School during the last five years the following table is ? annexed: -

1882, 1883,

1884,

T

1885, 1886, ...

1882,

1883,

1884,

1885,

1886,

YEAR.

Total Number of Scholars.

Number of

Monthly Enrolment.

Average

School Days.

Maximum.

Minimum.

Daily Attendance.

572

241

443

372

390

556

236

460

378

394

558

236

462

362

411

596

238

499

382

437

610

238

507

419

446

Number

of

Percentage

School..

Actual Nett

YEAR.

of

School Boys Examined.

Fees.

Passes.

Expenditure.

Average

Expense of each Scholar per Average Daily Attendance.

363

91.18

4,084

10,995.35

28.20

365

96.98

4,121

13,109.51

33.22

379

95.58

4,981

13,378.62

32.48

412

95.38

5,273

12,885.00

29.45

405

94.81

5,422

11,680.41

26.17

  3. The percentage results of the Prize Examination in English are in Classes IV, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI considerably above the average; the intelligence and special neatness of work in these classes is also a noticeable feature. The results in Classes V and VI in the important subjects of English Grammar and Arithmetic are appalling, both classes failing utterly to evince the least intelli- gent acquaintance, with the work supposed to have been taught in the year. In the Upper School, the fact that the school is in a transitional state is inade very apparent by the good results obtained in Class II, and the senior division of Class I, as compared with the poor results in Class III and the junior division of Class I, for on these naturally fell the greater strain in the severer test applied. The total result of the Examination of the School is 94.81 per cent. passed, which is a slightly lower figure than has been attained during the last three years. This is, however, due to the steady, marked, gradual elevation of the standard, year by year with a view to qualifying the scholars for the pursuit of higher studies in the New School; a comparison, based on percentages alone, would therefore convey an erroneous impression, for, with the exception of Classes V and VI, I can conscientiously affirm, that in no year, since my arrival, has the examination given me such unqualified satisfaction, while in- specting the papers.

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  4. In spite of the numerous cases of Malarial Fever in the Colony, I am happy to be able to report, that the health of the scholars, in the past year, was quite up to the average, which is a matter for congratulation as our boys come from every part of the town from East to West Point.

5. In April last two of our old scholars Messrs. CHAN CHING-KAI and LI TSUN-FAN were brought to the Colony by Dr. MEYERS, Superintendent of the "David Manson" Memorial Hospital, Takow in the island of Formosa; under whose instruction, they had been studying for two years, for the pro- fession of European medicine. They underwent a preliminary examination in Materia Medica, Anatomy, Surgery, &c., by a Board composed of Representative. Medical Practitioners in the Colony; and received very satisfactory certificates which inscribed on vellum were publicly presented by His Excellency in the Hall of this School.

  6. Our Senior Pupil Teacher, Mr. Lo KIT, was a candidate for the Government Scholarship; which was not awarded this year as neither candidate obtained the necessary number of marks. I take, however, this opportunity of recording my sense of the great benefits Lo KIT has derived from the course of study; as, too often, the acquirement of the scholarship and the residence in England are the only results that competitors appreciate; whereas, it is not too much to say, that by far the greatest benefits, derived from the establishment of the Scholarship, will always be enjoyed by the unsuccessful candidates, for their number, if this valuable Scholarship were properly contested, must naturally exceed the few distinguished successful Scholars..

  7. At the suggestion of Mr. BATEMAN, Head Master of the Hongkong Public School, Hongkong has been made a centre of the Cambridge Local Examination. The first examination was held in December, and though the results cannot be here before May, and I have no reason to be sanguine of their nature, I can already see the benefit of the extra study on our six candidates; five of whom entered for the Junior, and the other for the Senior Examination. It is also worthy of note, as a sign of the interest taken by Chinese parents in their sons' education, that, in no case, was any demur made about paying the seven dollars Entrance Fee.

8. This year, I have instituted a Boys' Self-Supporting Lending Library. Money was advanced to procure books from England. A varied selection of Books for Boys, Novels, Works of History Travel and Biography was made; a committee of the six senior boys was formed to control the Library, which was opened about the middle of October. The subscription was put at ten cents a month, and we have had an average of no less than 74 boys, mostly Chinese, subscribers monthly. We may expect great results in English Composition and in the acquirement of Colloquial English, when our boys find pleasure, in reading English Standard Authors, and in making acquaintance with the customs and conversation of every day English life, as represented in our leading novels.

7

  9. Six pupil teachers have been articled for a period of three years, with a security of one hun- dred dollars each, to provide the six additional Chinese Assistants that will be required in the New School.

  10. It was with considerable joy that all masters, boys, and friends of the School read His Excellency's statement at the opening of the Session of the Legislative Council, that the New School would be opened early in 1888. Two-thirds of the walls are already raised, and it is most earnestly to be desired, that no stone should be left unturned to admit of the new building being occupied after Chinese New Year, at the end of February, or early in March, next year. By this means the change would take place at the time of our annual promotions, and a better chance would be afforded for obtaining a full school; besides, the important consideration, of a complete year's study in the new subjects, would be secured.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,

To The Honourable F. STEWART, LL.D.,

&c.,

Acting Colonial Secretary, &c.,

&c.

GEO. H. BATESON WRIGHT, M.A., Head Master.

Expenditure,

AVERAGE EXPENSE of each SCHOLAR at the Central School during 1886.

Deduct School Fees,

Rent from 3rd Master,

-99

??

Sale of Books,

Total Expense of the School,..

Average Expense of each Scholar per Number on Roll,

29

""

Average Daily Attendance,

Central School, 17th January, 1887.

.$17,653.53

$5,422.00 540.00 11.12

5,973.12

$11,680.41

.$19.11

26.17.

GEO. H. BATESON WRIGHT, M.A., Head Master.

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ENROLMENT AND ATTENDANCE.

i

1886.

CENTRAL SCHOOL.

NUMBER

NUMBER

NUMBER

AVERAGE

MONTH.

OF

OF

OF

SCHOLARS.

ATTENDANCES.

SCHOOL DAYS.

DAILY ATTENDANCE.

REMARKS.

January, February,

419

6,937

17

408.06

502

2,484

5

496.8

March,

507

13,121

27

485.96

April,

505

7,153

15

476.87

May,

492

11,356

25

454.24

June,

476

10,845

24

451.87

July,

466

12,046

27

446.15

August,..

451

2,204

5

440.8

September,

468

8,970

20

448.5

October,

467

11,031

25.

441.24

November,

457

11,019

26

423.81

December,...

432

9,035

22

410.68

106,201

238

Total Number of ATTENDANCES during 1886,.............. Number of SCHOOL DAYS during 1886,

Average DAILY ATTENDANCE during 1886,

Total Number of SCHOLARS at this School during 1886,

.106,201 238

446.22 610

GEO. H. BATESON WRIGHT, M.A., Head Master.

Central School, 17th January, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 52.

  The following report from the Director of the Observatory for the month of December, 1886, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1887.

HONGKONG OBSERVATORY.

Weather Report for December, 1886.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

  In the China Coast Meteorological Register, based on information transmitted by the Great Northern and the Eastern Extension Telegraph Companies, which was daily published, is given a summary of the atmospheric circumstances in. Luzon and along the Coast of China, and information concerning the weather in Nagasaki and Wladivostock.

Unusual visibility was noted on the 15th, 16th, and 24th.

Dew fell on the early morning of the 18th, and on the evening of the 31st.

  It was misty on the early mornings of the 19th, 27th, and 29th, and slight fog was noted on the early evening of the 31st.

  The total distance traversed by, as well as the duration and average velocity of winds from differ- ent quarters were as follows:-

Total Distance.

Direction.

Duration.

Miles.

Hours.

Velocity.. Miles per hour.

N

3564

220

16.2

NE

1824

143

12.8

E

4629

293

15.8

SE

364

35

10.4

S

10

2

5.0

SW

39

8

4.9

W

127

20

6.3

NW

18

4

4.5

Calm

15

19

0.8

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i

1886.

CENTRAL SCHOOL.

NUMBER

NUMBER

NUMBER

AVERAGE

MONTH.

OF

OF

OF

SCHOLARS.

ATTENDANCES.

SCHOOL DAYS.

DAILY ATTENDANCE.

REMARKS.

January, February,

419

6,937

17

408.06

502

2,484

5

496.8

March,

507

13,121

27

485.96

April,

505

7,153

15

476.87

May,

492

11,356

25

454.24

June,

476

10,845

24

451.87

July,

466

12,046

27

446.15

August,..

451

2,204

5

440.8

September,

468

8,970

20

448.5

October,

467

11,031

25.

441.24

November,

457

11,019

26

423.81

December,...

432

9,035

22

410.68

106,201

238

Total Number of ATTENDANCES during 1886,.............. Number of SCHOOL DAYS during 1886,

Average DAILY ATTENDANCE during 1886,

Total Number of SCHOLARS at this School during 1886,

.106,201 238

446.22 610

GEO. H. BATESON WRIGHT, M.A., Head Master.

Central School, 17th January, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 52.

  The following report from the Director of the Observatory for the month of December, 1886, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1887.

HONGKONG OBSERVATORY.

Weather Report for December, 1886.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

  In the China Coast Meteorological Register, based on information transmitted by the Great Northern and the Eastern Extension Telegraph Companies, which was daily published, is given a summary of the atmospheric circumstances in. Luzon and along the Coast of China, and information concerning the weather in Nagasaki and Wladivostock.

Unusual visibility was noted on the 15th, 16th, and 24th.

Dew fell on the early morning of the 18th, and on the evening of the 31st.

  It was misty on the early mornings of the 19th, 27th, and 29th, and slight fog was noted on the early evening of the 31st.

  The total distance traversed by, as well as the duration and average velocity of winds from differ- ent quarters were as follows:-

Total Distance.

Direction.

Duration.

Miles.

Hours.

Velocity.. Miles per hour.

N

3564

220

16.2

NE

1824

143

12.8

E

4629

293

15.8

SE

364

35

10.4

S

10

2

5.0

SW

39

8

4.9

W

127

20

6.3

NW

18

4

4.5

Calm

15

19

0.8

TABLE I.

BAROMETRIC PRESSURE FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1886.

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Date.

1 a.

2 a.

3 a. 4 a.

5 a.

6 a.

7 a.

8 a.

9 a.

10 a.

11 a.

Noon.

1 p.

Dec. 1,

""

2,

.134

.139

.161

.138

.153

.158

.161

,163

3,

.167 .150 .150

.147

.149

""

...

""

4,

.111

.111

"

5,

6,

"

29.989 29.984 29.983 29.979 29.980 29.988 30.065 30.068 30.069 30.051 30.025 30.079

.174

.162 .191 .202

.122 .132

.125 .116 .153 .165 .169 30.056 30.041 30.043 30.044 30.044 30.057 .058 .069 .079 .070 .001 .018 .040 .041

.199

.188 .165

.134

.144 .154

.151

.138

.126

.159

.144

.073

.067 30.059

.146

.091

>>

.169

.160 .158

.136

>>

9,

.186 .181

.174

.181

"9

10,

.218

.195

.186 .184

.144 .164

.193

.187

.234 .222

.110 .126 .151 .150 .191 .202 .214 .204 .217 .235 .200 .213 .242 .205 .215 .204 .208 .213

.050 30.010 29.970 29.943 29.930 29.927 29.938 29.954 29.969 29.984 29.997 .030 29.999 29.957 29.933 29.920 29.921 29.946 29.965 30.001 30.023 30.034 .125 30.088 30.045 30.033 30.024 30.027 30.042 30.076

.004

.048

.064 30.064 | 29,996

.104 .122 .139:

.156

.161

.166 30.092

.204

.191

.123

.157

.095 .085 .092

.106

.116

.244

.241

.230

.201 .170

.260

.257

.219 .232 .227

* .260

.216

.227 .191

.149

.175

.136 .136

.173

.169

.131

.148 .197

.176

.181 .199 .212

.157

.209

.164

.184

.187

.184

.155

.217

.220

.2/6 .218

.195

.230 .241 .252

.256

.245

.215

30.126 30.114 30.110 30.111 30.113 30.134 30.149 30.173 30.189 30.191 30.175 30.148 30.111 30.085 30.072 30.070 30.084 30.101 30.113 30.127 30.142 30.146 30.143 30.142 30,128 .168

.150 .179 .181 .180

.128

.120 .119

.134

.160

.139

2 p.

3 p.

4 p.

5 p.

6 p.

7 P.

8 p.

9 p.

10 p.

11 p. Midt. Means.

.117 .101

.096 .086

.089

.091

.103 .119

.097

.125 .108 .112 .112 30.072 30.039 30.017 30.012 30.024 |30.032 30.050 30.058 30.064

.000 29.990 | 30.009

")

13,

14,

...

>>

15,

16,

.103

.100 .137 .154 .160

.158

77

11,

12,

.195 30.154 30.128 30.103 30.096 30.099 30.103 30.113 30.116 30.121 30.122 30.122 30,109 30.166 30.095 30.072 30.058 30.054 30.054 30.062 30.082 30.092 30.095 30.080 30.064 30.027 29.973 29.952 29.921 29.912 29.912 29.903 29.906 29.924 29.917 29.922 29.908 29.901 29.995 29.907 29.903 29.892 29.890 29.896 29.915 29.924 29.944 29.962 29.971 29.958 29.952 29.931 29.923 29.924 29.931 29.939 29.943 29.951 29.974 29,990 30.007 30,014 29.994 29.943 29.988 29.968 29.972 29.991 30.006 30.014 30.039 30.065 30.083 30.094 30.097 30.067 30.037 30.020 30.019 30.032 30.043 30.055 30.078 30.098 30.109

30.149 30.132 30.112 30.090

.107 123 30,133 30.052

.142 .107 .069 .044 .034

.119

.109

.107 .107

.108

.135

.116

.152 .163

.159.149

.118 .083

"""

""

17,

18,

.147 .137

.120

.124

.121

.134

.109

.118

.102

.105

""

19,

.110 .102

.097

.095

.127 .134 .153 .161 .118

.115

.103

.156

.146

.124

.086

.064

.134 .153

.157

.156

.140

.106 .068

.140

.153

.162

.150

.123

.044 .089 30.045 30.023 30.009 30.016 30.035 30.047

.036 .046 .063 .102

.082

.063* .056 .067 .076 .105

.088 .051 .059 .070 .083 .115 .026 .031 .051 .070.092

.118

.133

.135

.129

.106

.125 .143

.158

.157

.151

.117

.119

.134

.154 .157

.147

.120

.109

.114

.115

.112

.113

.103

.065

.082

.093

.098 .094

.083 .089

""

""

21,

...

""

""

""

??

""

""

22,

23,

24,

25,

26,

27,

.968

...

20, ... 30.074 30.064 30.056 |30.045 30.041 30.048 30.062 30.077

29.990 29.980 29.968 29.957 29.960 29.960 29.976 29.992 30.007 .952 29.937 29.935 29.934 29.942 29.961 29.974 29.993 29.998 |29.996 30.011 30.009 30.021 30.036 30.040 30.077 30.086

.084

.075

.011

.001

.090

30.094 30.092

.083

.087

.102 .115

.125

....

.130

.121

.110

.109

.161

.153

.147

.136

.172

.156

.141

.175

.169

.165

.169

.165

...

.173

.197

""

28,

.160

.150

.132

.129

.127

29,

.102

.087

.085

.079

30,

.073

.069

.052 .047

""

""

31,.

.055

.044

.037

.028

.092

.085 .107 .115 .135.147 .159 .199

.186 .203 .209 .220 .213 .152

.132 .140 .157 .148

.163 .124 .088 .067 .075 .083 .103 .122 .133 .134 .121· .093 .043 .048 .058 `.089 .106 .093

.106 .073

.031 .047 .059 .065 .082 .089 .078 .051

.123

.060 30.027 29.983 29.952 29.946 29.952 29.955 29.985 30.002 30.020 .008 29.985 .953 .939 .939 .947 .956 .960 29.977 29.998 .024 29.991 29.963 29.946 29.945 29.945 29.946 29.967 29.979 29.997 .081 30.058 30.023 30.000 30.001 30.002 30.019 30.039 30.057 30.072 .109 .094 .050 .024 .022 .030 .045 .065

.028

.024 30.015 30.004 | 30.024

.000

.002 29.991 29.981 29.977

.011

.011 30.011 30.018 29.973

.083

.099 .100

.098 | 30.046

.084

.104

.127

.134

.136

.133

.090

.175 .162 .135

.103

.086

.066

.069

.078

.092

.108 .131

.143

.156 .162

.162

.123

.188

.162

.122

.097

.093 .095

.104

.123

.139

.159

.171

.176

.174

.171

.151

.198 .167

.129

.103

.090 .084

.096

.110

.120

.157

.145

.173

.173

.171

.157

.053 .051 .056 .069 .031

.026 .043

.023

.052 .032 .044 30.025 30.012 30.010 30.016 30.038 30.053 30.061 .015 29.985 29.965 29.957 29.962 29.967 29.987 29.998

.079

.085

.099

.103

.105 .106

.111

.051

.076

.078

.077

.077

.075

.077

.071

.072

.073 30.062

.058

.004

.008

.007 29.993

.021

Hourly

Means,

30.100 30.090 30.083 30.080 30.081 30.093 30.109 $0.125 30.137 30.136 30.124 30.096 30.060 30.038 30.027 30.028 30.039 30.054 30.071 30,087 30.097 30.105 30.105 30.100 30.086

TABLE II. TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1886..

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133

Date.

1 a.

2 a. 3 a. 4 a.

5 a.

6 a.

7 a.

8 a. 9 a. 10 a. 11 a. Noon. 1 p. 2 p. 3 p.

4 p. 5 p. 6 p. 7 p. 8 p. 9 p. 10 p. 11 p. Midt. Means. Max. Min.

Dec. 1,

2,

""

3.

39

4,.

5,

""

6,

>>

7,

>>

8,

"

9,

10,

""

11,

""

""

""

12,

13,

14,.

>>

15,

>>

16,

""

""

17,

18,

"

19,.

""

"9

20,

21,.

22,

23,.

""

""

"

""

99

""

""

""

24,

25,

26,

27,

28,

29,

30,

31,

57.6 56.9 57.2 56.8 56.8 57.0 57.7 58.7 60.0 61.7 62.7 62.2 62.7 63.6 63.3 62.2 61.0 60.9 61.3 62.0 62.7 63.0 62.5 61.5 60.5 61.0 60.7 60.3 59.7 59.2 57.3 57.2 59.0 61.5 62.6 63.2 63.6 63.0 63.9 64.2 63.9 62.3 62.0 62.2 62.8 62.6 62.5 62.5 62.2 61.9 61.4 61.4 61.4 60.8 61.0 61.1 61.7 61.8 63.0 63.2| 63.5 62.9 63.9 63.8 63.8 62.9 63.0 63.7 63.7 63.9 63.5 63.0 62.3 61.8 61.3 61.2 60.2 59.9 62.3 63.6 65.0 65.4 65.7 65.9 66.1 65.8 65.1 64.4 63.6 63.8 63.7 63.7 64.0 64.0 63.8 63.3 62.8 62.3 61.9 61.5 61.3 61.0 62.8 64.4 66.5 68.9 70.4 70.0 69.0 68.5 68.3 66.8 64.9 64.2 63.3 63.1 63.0 62.6 62.7 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.0 63.3 63.5 63.7 65.1 65.6 66.7 67.9 69.2 70.9 71.2 71.2 69.4 67.4 67.4 65.4 63.9 62.4 60.3 71.5

59.6 59.7|

59.0 58.5 58.1 56.9 56.7 56.1 56.0 57.4 58.7 60.9 63.2 65.5| 65.8 66.7 67.6 67.1 7.1 64.8 62.6 63.1 62.9 61.8 60.5 59.4 58.9 58.4 57.6 56.9 56.5 55.6 55.7 54.9 56.1 57.9 60.7 61.9 62.7 64.0 63.6 63.1 62.0 60.9 60.1 59.8 59.1 58.6 57.7 56.9 57.4 58.2 58.0 58.0 57.0 57.3 57.4 57.6 59.1 604 61.5 61.8 62.6 62.1 62.7 62.3 61.8 61.0 59.6 58.9 58.3 58.8 59.0 58.1 57.2 57.3 57.2 57.1 56.9 56.5 58.0 60.6 62.8 63.9 65.2 66.7 66.7 66.3 65.8 65.0 63.7 63.3 62.3 61.2 60.1 59.7 58.3 58.1| 57.6| 56.3| 56.3| 55.4 56.4 57.5 59.6|| 60.5 61.4 61.9 64.0 63.9 61.0 59.4 58.3 58.0 56.8 55.7 55.4 55.5 55.2 54.2 54.6 53.7 53.9 53.9 54.9 55.8 56.3 58.3 59.5 59.9 60.7| 61.2 61.0 60.5 59.9 60.0 59.9 60.6 61.1 61.0 61.0 61.1| 60.8 60.6 60.8 60.8 60.7 60.4 60.5 60.4 62.0 62.9 63.4 63.9 60.8 61.9 61.4 60.1 60.3 60.1 59.3| 59.4| 60.1 61.1 60.9 60.4 61.4| 62.3 61.8 61.5 61.4 58.6 59.3 59.7 59.3 59.7 60.1 60.9 61.2 61.8 61.9 61.7 60.8 59.4 58.7 57.7 56.0 56.6 55.9 55.2 55.6 55.6 55.8 55.6 55.6 54.1 54.4 54.9 57.6| 59.3 59.8 60.6 61,8 61.7 60.9 59.5 58.1 57.4 57.8 57.8 53.0 53.0 52.9 53.3 53.8 54.0 53.4 54.8 57.7 59.0 59.8 61.6 60.7 60.3 59.7 59.3 58.7 57.4 57.4 57.4 56.6 56.8 57.1 56.3 56.2 56.0 55.9 56.3 57.5 58.9 59.9 59.9 61.0 61.7 60.5 60.6 60.0 59.8 59.4 59.2 58.6 58.3 57.9 57.1 57.1 56.7 57.1 57.3 57.1 56.958.7 60.2| 62,3 65.4 67.6 67.9 69.6 66.3 62.9 61.9 61.0 61.1 60.8 60.6 60.2 59.6 59.0 58.3 57. 56.6 56.6| 56.7 57.8 60.8 63.4 66.1 66.4 66.7 65.5 64.2 62.5 60.9 60.9 60.3 60.2 60.2 60.3 60.1 59.8 59.4 59.3 59.2 58.5 58.3 59.5 61.2 62.9 63.6 64.4 64.7 64.6 63.7 63.2 62.8 62.2 62.2 62.4 62.5 62.8 62.6 62.7 62.1 62.4 62.4 62.3 60.5 61.7 62.6 62.7 61.9 62.1 63.3 60.9 59.1 57.9 57.5 57.6 57.3 56.6 57.4 57.2 55.4 56.0 56.7 56.8| 56.1| 55.6 54.8 54.5 54.9 55.9 55.1 54.6 54.7 55.3 55.1 54.7 54.1 53.5 54.7 53.6 53.8 53.3 53.0 53.1 52.6 50.9 51.2 51.7 52.2 52.3 53.6 52.7 54.6 56.6 | 57.0 58.8 59.9 60.7 59.7 59.2 58.8 58.8 59.3 59.3| 59.5| 59,0| 59.2 56.7 55.4 54.4 54.7 53.7 54.0 52.8 55.2 57.7 60.6 61.8 62.4 63.0 62.7 60.9 60.1 60.0 58.6 58.7 59.1 59.3 59.1 58.8 58.3 58.0 58.1 57.9 56.9 56.5 56.7 57.8 59.4 60.9 61.4 62.8 64.0 64.0 63.9 62.7 61.7 59.7 58.0 57.9 57.7 57.8 57.2 57.1 56.7 56.2 55.4 55.2 55.7 56.0 55.657.4 59.3 60.1 62.0 62.5 63.2 63.3 63.2 61.8 61.0 59.4 58.2 57.8 57.4 58.2 57.9 57.9 57.4 57.4 55.8 55.6 56.1 55.9 53.9 55.6 57,5 59.7 60.1 60.9 60.7 63.5 62.8 61.9 59.8 59.3 57.8 57.4 57.1 56.2 55.9 55.7 55.2 54.2 54.7 54.5 54.1 53.7 53.8 54.0 55.3 56.7 58.6 59.9 60.9 60.7 61.4 60.8 59.6 57.5 55.0 54.1 53.6 56.1 54.4 52.8 52.9 53.0 52.9 51.4 51.2 52.4 52.2 54.9 56.2| 58.1 59.3 58.8_59.5 59.1 57.8 57.7 57.5 56.2 55.8 56.3| 56.9 57.5 58.7 59.5 59.0 58.8 59.8 59.9 59.9 59.6 59.7 60.3 60.2 60.7 60.6 61.1 61.5 61.7 61.2 61.3 60.9 | 60.7 | 60.5 60.4 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.7 61.5 61.5 61.7 62.3 62.5 62.6 62.8 64.8 65.6 66.6 68.3 66.5 66.7 67.2 65.9 64.6 63.2 62.762.1 61.9 61.3 60.7 60.8

63.7 56.3

61.6

64.2

57.2

63.5 63.4

62.7

63.9

60.6

63.6

66.4 59.7

64.7

70.4 60.9

65.1

59.5

61.2

67.6

55.9

59.1

64.0

54.6

58.5 58.9

59.6

62.7 57.0

59.7 59.7

61.3

67.0 56.5

58.4

64.4

54.9

58.5

61.8

53.6

61.0 64.3

58.4

55.6 55.5

59.5 62.5

55.5

54.9

52.9 53.0

57.1

61.8

52.4

56.7

56.5 56.5

56.8

61.6

52.1

57.8 58.0

58.5

61.7

55.9

60.3| 60.1

61.1

69.6

56.3

60.2 60.3

60.9

66.7

56.6

63.2 62.7

61.8

65.0

57.7

55.4 60.1

64.1 54.9

51.7

54.6

57.3

51.5

57.6.

56.5

60.8

50.8

58.6

58.3

63.2

51.8

59.4 64.5

56.5

58.8

63.6

54.7

58.1

63.5

53.7

56.3

61.5

52.8

56.1

59.5 50.8

60.4

62.0

58.7

63.5

68.6

60.4

Hourly Means,

58.4 58.0 57.8 57.6 57.3

58.8 57.3 57.0 58.2 59.7 61.2 62.1 62.8 63.3 63.4 62.9 62.1 61.1 60.3 59.9 59.6 59.5 59.2 58.8 58.7

59.8

64.2

55.7

TABLE III.

TEMPERATURE OF EVAPORATION AND RADIATION, FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1886.

134

SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOVT. GAZETTE OF 5TH FEB., 1887.

Date.

1 a.

2 a.

3 a.

4 a.

5 a.

6 a.

7 a.

8 a.

9 a.

10 a. 11 a. Noon. 1 p. 2 p.

3 p.

4 p. 5 p. 6 p. | 7 p.

81

8 p.

9 p.

10

O p.

11

p.

Midt. Means. Sun.

Rad.

Dec. 1,

2.

""

""

39

"

4,

6,

""

"}

""

9,

""

10,

11,

""

12,

""

""

99

""

""

""

""

""

"

13,

14,

15,.

16,.

17,

18,..

19,

20,

21.

22,

23,

24,

25,

""

26,

""

27,

28,

29,

30,

""

""

31,

50.6 50.4) 50.2 50.1 48.6 48.9 50.0 50.4 52.4 53.3 53.0 53.8 54.6 54.7 55.1| 54.5 53.8 54.0 55.2 56.0 56.7 56.5 55,9 55.3 53.1 54.6 53.7 53.3 51.7 51.8 50.8 50.1 50.5 51.7 52.3 53.1 53.6 54.2 54.6 54.9 55.6 55.2 56.6 57.1 57.8 57.8 57.4 57.4 57.3 54.3 56.8 56.2 56.2| 55.6 55.4 54.9 53.9 54.2 54.7 55.6 55.8 56.3 56.5 56.6 56.9 58.1 57.7 57.8 58.7 59.0 58.9 58.6 58.4 58.4 56.7 58.0 57.7 57.4 56.9 56.3| 56.1 55.6 561 56.4 57.1 56.8 56.6 57.4 57.5 57.9 58.4 59.0 58.9 59.5| 60.0 60.2 60.2 60.2 59.5| 59.1 58.5 58.2 57.5 56.9 56.7 55.0 56.8 57.6 58.7 59.1 59.8 60.5 59.1 59.7 60.4 60.1 59.5 59.6 59.6 59.2 59.7 59.8 59.1 58.3 58.7 57.2 54.2 54.0 54.3| 54.7 54.6 55.6 55.6 56.5 58.5 57.6 56.8| 55.8| 55.3| 56.4| 55.1 53.9 53.1| 51.8| 51.4 50.6 49.8 49.8 50.3 49.4*48.2 *46.9-45,6| 46.5 47.2 47.3 49.0 49.4 49.2 50.2 49.5 48.5 51.4 52.9 48.9 46.5 46.6| 46.7 46.4 45.8 45.3 44.8 44.4 44.9 43.6 43.3 43.2 43.9 45:0 45.5 46.6. 46.3 49.2 48.1 46.9 48.6 48.4 47.8 48.3 49.2 49.8 50.5 51.1 50.8 51.0 50.6 49.9 49.0 48.1 49.1 47.6 48.5 47 8 49.6 48.4 48.9 49.7 51.1 52.1 51.8 49-9 49.0 49.5 49.7 50.5 51.6 51.6 51.6 49.6 50.5 51.4 51.2| 50,2 49.9 49.5 50.8 48.9 48.8*49.7 49.8 50.0 51.0 50.4 50.3 50.7 49.1 48.5 47.0 46.8 46.8 47.1 46.3 46.2 45.0 45.3| 43.6 43.4 43.2 43.4| 44.6| 44.9 45.7 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.3 48.3 48.0 47.4 47.5 48.1 48.2 48.7 49.0 48.7 49.0 49.1 48.7 48.2 48.0 48.5 49.4 51.2 52.9 52.8 53.3 53.7 54.0 53.7 53.6 54.4 55.3 56.4 57.4 57.7 57.8 57.7 57.6 57.3 57.3 56.8 56.6 56.3 56.3 55.9 56.6 57.1 56.8 57.3 56.6| 56.8 58.3 58.8 59.1 58.9 57.5 57.1 57.6 58.2 58.6 55.7 55.4 54.5 53.4 53.7 53.2 52.2 52.5 52.4 51.7 51.6 51.5 51.5 50.8 50.4 49.2 47.6 45.7 44.7 44.3 43.8 42.9 42.1| 41.4 40.8 40.6 40.0 40.9 39.9 40.0 40.6 42.0 43.4 43.4 44.0 44.5 44.4 44.5 43.3 42.8 43.7 42.7 42.0 42.2 45.4 44.9 45.5 43.1 41.4 41.2 42.2 44.6 45.6 47.5 47.6 49.4 50.6 50.5 50.5 49.7 49.2 48.6 48.3 48.6 48.7 49.2 49.2 49.2 50.2 50.3 49.7 49.9 49.7 49.6 49.9 50.6 51.3 51.2 51.3| 51.9 52.1 52.9 52.6 52.4 53.2 53.5 53.9 54.2 54.0 52.9 53.2 52.7 52.5 52.4| 53.6 53.9 54.6 53.3 53.2 52.4 54.1 56.0 55.3 55.1 56.4 57.4 53.5 53.5 53.6 52.0 52.0 51.4 52.6 53.7 53.6 54.0 53.8 54.5 53.8 54.3 54.8 55.5 55.9

56.0 55.5 55.1| 54.3 56.4 55.6 55.1 54.9 54.7 54.0 53.5 54.2 54.4 53.5 53.3 53.6 54.2 55.4 55.1| 55.5 56.5 57.5 57.8 58.5 58.3 58.6| 58.7| 58.7 55.7 58.8 58.6 58.3 57.4 54.4 54.0 54.0 54.6 | 54.5 56.5 55.8 55.7 55.8 56,2 56.5 54.9 54.7 54.5 54.2 54.4 54.7 54.5 54.4| 54.4| 55.5 54.0 53.6 52.5 52.6 52.8 54.0 53.9 53.9 53.7 52.3 52.2 52.4 53.6 53.4 53.0 51.7 51.5 51.8 51.5 51.8 51.8 51.2 50.7 50.5 52.5 50.2 50.0 50.1 49.8 49.3 49.0 48.4 48.5 49.6 50.3 50.6 52.1| 52.3| 53.1| 52.6 52.0 51.7 51.6 51.7 51.0 50.8 51.2 50.6| 49.9 50.7 47.5 46.4 46.1 46.5 46.9 47.145.4| 46.3 48.2 50.7 51.7 52.3 52.5 52.5 53.4| 54.3| 54.3| 54.1| 54.1 54.3 54.5 54.5 53.8 53.6 53.3 52.8 53.1 53.0 52.6 52.4 52,5 52.8 53.6 51.7 52.0 53.0 55.2| 55.4 56.3| 54.6| 54.9 54.5 53.8 53.8 53.6 54.2 54.2 54.3 54.2 54.1 53.4 53.6 48.6 46.6 45.4 45.4 46.1| 48.7 49.7 51.3 52.1 53.3 54.4 52.5 53.0 54.5 53.7 53.3 53.5 53.7 54.0 54.2 53.5 52.7 52.0 49.5 48.5 45.144.6 44.7 45.8 47.1 47.9 48.4 48.0 | 51.7 51.5 50.6 52.0 47.6| 46.1 45.6 44.8 44.3 43.4 42.8 43.4 42.0 41.8 41.6 41.8 41.6 41.9 43.3 43.6 45.3 45.9 47.4 47.5 48.3 47.8 46.8 45.1 45.1 44.6 44.6 43.8 42.9 44.9 45.9 45.8 43.0 44.5 43.2 43.7 44.6 45.8 47.3

46.4 47.5 47.3 47.3 48.4 46.8 47.5 48.2 48.3 47.5 47.7 48.7 49.7 51.3| 52.9 52.5 49.9 50.3 50.3 49.5 50.4 52.0 51.8 52.4 53.4 54.4 54.2 54.6 54.7 55.5 55.354.2 54.5 55.0 55.3| 56.5 52.9 51.0 51.5 51.7 50.6 56.355.7 55.9 55.4 55.0 54.9 55.4 56.1 56.2 57.3 57.6 58.2 59.4 59.9 60.4 60.2 59.8 59.5 60.0 59.0 59.1| 58.7 58.6 58.6 57.8

125.4 51.4

122.3

124.1

56.4

57.3

57.9

125.6 52.6

60.0

58.8

129.5 56.4

55.4

127.8 54.9

48.4

127.2 53.1

46.9

124.0 47.0

49.9

123.7 46.9

46.5

49.4

123.7

47.1

48.7

46.3

122.3

45.1

52.9

119.3

42.1

57.8

56,6 | 57.3

89.5 57.2

42.4 42.4

49.7

132.6 52.4

45.1| 44.1

42.4

122.1

44.4

49.5 49.7

47.1

119.5 42.4

53.7 53.7

53.9 53.8

51.5

118.5 -51.3

57.4 57.2

57.5 56.8

54.6

124.2 46.6

56.3 56.4 56.7

54.3

123.2

49.1

130.1 53.5

80.5 54.9

67.1

51.2

104.0 49.2,

50.9

126.4 48.9

53.7

121.4 53.1

51.6

119.7

46.0

43.4

47.9

118.5

49.2

44.3.

120.7

44.4

118.4 40.5

82.8 54.8

116.4 56.6

Hourly Means,

52.0 51.7 51.5 50.9 50.1| 49.7 49.4 49.8 50.5

51.2 51.6| 52.0 52.7 53.0 | 53.1| 53.1| 53.0| 52.7| 52.7 52.7| 52.7| 52.8| 52.8 52.7

51.9

117.1

50.2

Interpolated.

DAILY MEAN.

Humidity.

Tension.

SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOVT. GAZETTE OF 5TH FEB., 1887. 135

TABLE IV.

MEAN HOURLY AND DAILY RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND TENSION OF AQUEOUS VAPOUR FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1886.

HOURLY MEAN.

HOUR.

Humidity.

Tension.

DATE.

1886.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 a

61

0.308

Dec.

57

0.307

2,,

62

.306

2,........

59

.326

"

62

.303

""

B2

67

.382

60

.289

4,.

69

.407

""

99

5

57

.272

""

5,....

68

.419

55

.262

6,.

50

.312

""

29

54

.258

7,

31

.173

50

.253

8,...

32

.162

""

99

47

.251

9,.

45

.232

.....

""

10

45

.250

10,..

35

.197

"J

11

44

.249

11,

32

.156

22

Noon.

43

.250

12,

67

.328

29

-1 p

45

.263

""

13,

78

.423

2

45

.269

14,.

45

.229

""

3

48

.279

16

.080

""

4,,

51

.290

16,.

42

.197

""

5

55

.301

17,

58

.290

"9

6

57

.303

18,

63

.342

7

59

.308

19,

63

.336

??

""

8

60

.313

20,

67

.365

99

99

9

61

.314

""

21,.

73

.381

10

62

.320

22,.

87

.369

??

11

65

.325,

23,

64

.295

""

Midt.

65

.324

24,.

56

.277

??

25,..

67

.339

""

26,.

58

.289

""

27,

41

.200

??

28,.

30

.135

""

29,

46

.211

""

29

30,.....

57

.303

31,

69

.405

37

Mean,

55

0.286

Mean,.........

55

0.286

TABLE V.

DURATION OF SUNSHINE.

D

6 a.

7

8 a.

9 a.

10 a. 11 a. Noon.

1 p.

2 P.

3 P.

4 p.

5 p.

6 p.

Sums.

1886.

Dec.

1,

0.4

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0 0.5

9.9

2,

0.2

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0 1.0 1.0

1.0

1.0 0.5

99

3,

0.4

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0 1.0

1.0 1.0

0.5

:::

9.7

9.9

99

4,

0.3 1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0 1.0

"

""

99

1.0

1.0 1.0

1.0 1.0

1.0

1.0 1.0

1.0 0.5 1.0 0.5

9.8

9.5

6,

0.2

0.6

0.9

1.0

1.0 1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

0.5

9.2

7,

0.5

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0 1.0 1.0

1.0 0.5

10.0

8,

0.5

1.0

1.0 1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

0.4

9.9

...

9,

0.3

1.0

1.0 1.0 1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

0.4

9.7

99

10,

0.1

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0 1.0

1.0

0.3

9.4

99

11,

0.4

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0 1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

0.2

9.6

99

12,

...

0.9 1.0 1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

0.5 1.0

0.1

8.5

99

0.2

;

13,

0.2

...

...

...

14,

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.4

0.7

...

...

...

15,

0.4

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0 1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0 0.5

9.9

...

16,

0.4

""

99

17,

18,

0.3

0.3 1.0 1.0

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

1.0 1.0 1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0 0.3

9.7

1.0

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

1.0 0.6

9.9

...

1.0

1.0 1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

0.4

9.7

""

19,

0.3 1.0 1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0 1.0

0.4

9.7

""

5.6

20,

0.2

0.9 1.0 1.0

1.0

1.0

0.5

...

...

""

21,

...

...

::

::

***

22,

""

23,

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.4

24,

0.3

0.7

1.0

1.0

1.0

"

25,

0.4 1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

26,

0.4

1.0 1.0 1.0

27,

0.3

1.0

""

28,

""

...

29,

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.3 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.3

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

1.0

30,

...

29

31,

0.2

999999 :0

1.0 1.0 0.5

6.5

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

0.5

...

9.9

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

1.0

0.5

9.9

...

1.0

1.0

9.3

...

...

1.0

1.0

0.5

1.0

1.0

1.0

0.5

9.8 9.8

...

...

...

...

.0.1 0.1

0.7 0.6

...

...

*1.7

:

...

""

7.2

23.1 24.3

24.1

24.1 24.2 23.8 23.1 22.0

22.2

9.7

227.8

:.

Sums,......

Hourly Means,...

.:..

:

:

:.

:

...

4 p.

5 p. 6 p. 7 p. 8 p.

9 p.

10 p.

11

p.

TABLE VI.

RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1886.

10 a. 11 a. Noon. 1 p. 2 p. 3 p.

Date.

1 a.

2 a.

3 a.

4 a.

5 a.

6 a.

7 a.

8 a.

9 a.

Dec.

""

>>

1,

2,

3,

>>

"

""

...

:

:: :

...

...

0.035

...

0.005

""

""

"}

""

"

"

"

"}

"

>>

>>

??

""

""

"

""

""

"

""

"9

"

""

9,

10,

11,

12,

13,

14,

15,

16,

17,

18,

19, ****

20,

21,

22,

23,

24,

25,

26,

27,

28,

29,

30,

31,

...

..

0.005

0.005 0.035|

0.005

...

...

...

...

..)

...

...

...

0.120 0.065 0.005| 0.040 0.070|0.005 0.005 0.025 0.010 0.010 0.035

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

Sums,.

......

:

...

...

...

...

...

:

:

0.005

...

|0.015 0.030|

...

...

::

...

...

...

...

:

:

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

0.070

...

...

...

...

...

Midt.

...

Sums.

...

0.045 0.005

...

0.005

0.045 0.165|

0.030 0.055 0.125 0.050 0.010 0.105 0.035 0.140 0.105 0.095 0.045 0.045 0.070|

:

...

...

???

...

...

....

:

...

:

136

0.120

0.040

...

SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOVT. GAZETTE OF 5TH FEB., 1887.

0.300

1.115

0.200

...

...

0.045 0.070 0.005 0·015 0·060 0.130 0.075 0.040 0.035 0.005

50.09 0.035 0.055 0.140 0.125 0.015 0.175 0.035 0.145 0.105 0.095 0.090 0.210 0.070|

10.0.15

1.775

TABLE VII.

DIRECTION AND VELOCITY OF THE WIND FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1886.

DATE.

1 a. 2 a.

3 a.

4 a.

5 a.

6 a.

7 a.

8 a.

9 a.

10 a.

11 a. Noon. 1 p. 2 p. 3 p. 4 p.

5 p.

6 p.

7 p.

8 p.

9 p.

10 p.

11 p.? Midt.

Sums.

Means.

SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOVT GAZETTE OF 5TH FEB.,

1887. 137

Dec.

2 12 31 7 31 8

19

119 213 3 14

615

5 16

7 14

2345

2,

5 26

6 29

624

5 19

414

2

9

2 9 1

9

517

5 19-

6|20

6 27

6|26

5 25

5 24

622

623

4 21

624

7 27

7 | 28

9 18 10 18

8 26 821 727 7 27 7 23

Dir. | Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. | Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. | Vel. Dir. | Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. Vel. Dir. Ve 1 Dir. | Vel. Dir. Vel 311

10 | 17 | 10 | 1910 19

816

7 14

7 19

7 18

7 23

7 25

6 28

6 24

406

16.9

81710 19 | 10 | 18

717

719

718

7 23

7 27

7│29

7 30

6 29

488

20.3

9 22 8 18 8 21

8 21

8/19

718

722

24

6 | 24 7 23

7 25

723

731

621

16

7 33

5 9 3 5

582

5 10

24.2

7 14

7 21

8 2010 22 10 22 10 2011 17 10 21

9 21

816

8 15

715

19

7125

7 24

7 18

7 26

7 20

4 11

5 11

7 24

612

5 11

711

8 10

443

9 14 10 11 10

18.5

9

6|26 9 24 924

624

124 2

8 9

7 11

216

1 18

"}

""

120 1 9

211

1 13 32 9 2

215 1116

2 18

13032

54 32 30

32 26|32|28|32||23|

18 32 17

15

213

118

"

22 121

1 22

113

6 11 5 10

"}

""

10,.

2

3

9 32 11

5

111

3 11

510

611

713

6

6

5 7 3 8

1 5

1 20

5 19 4 31 11 32 11 532 1 20 1 15 1 19 32 2232 23 416 6 19 4 15 9 19 9 19 10 20 1 28

32

123 118 4 14

4 14 8 16 9 18 10 19 32 14 32 16

8119

10 21 10 19

9 15 8 14

10 14

11,

1 14 31

8 31 15 32 11

1 17

113

111

32 15 32 18

32 17

121

112

8 2 9

212

816

8 16

"

12,

13 2

1

1 5

8

5 11

5! 13

612

20

24

"

13,.

7 31

7 29

7 32

730

7 31

6 25

7 27

7 27

25 7 26

1230

7 29

6 25

7 23

5 28

26

1

4

14,.

3 20

2 17

17

116

4 15

3:10

1 19

121

25

128

123 120 321

1:13

2 16

15.

2 23 2 | 23

129

2 33

"

3 24

3 31

617

20

32 14 32 15

113

212

12

1 10

1

16.

9 2 12 3

12 2

2

6

4

">

5 2

3

17.

613 4 15

16

4 17

}}

5 16

4 15

15

16

20

10 15 11 14 10 14 22

9 15

8:16

15

14

18,

2

1

6

6

"

5

12

18

19.

4

632

""

5 32

.6

20.

6 14

6 15

613

""

6 | 10

6 9

6 7

12

17

21

7

8

5

5

8 13

6

7

111

114

16

210

9 22 8|22 8 21 517 7:11 513 9 21

611 10 12 | 11 | 15 9 22 9 21 10 17 112

8:18

18

8 12 8

6

9 14

8 22

9 23

928

8 23 8 | 19

721

2 17 214

22,

2

217

9

317 3 13

7 9 31

20 32 17

19

1 26

23.

24.

"

1 23 31|16|32|14| 32 18

32 18 32 22 32 21 32 17

25,

719

717

7 15

""

32 17 32 19

32 11

616 613

20 1 20

20

121

32 22 32 18 32 17 1 18 119

1 10 32

18 32 21

32 11

610

5 10 6| 12

14

11

6 14

7 15

815

10 16 11 10 10

26.

8

6

6

29

2 32 4

18

18

1 12

4

27,

6

"

"

29.

93

30,

}}

""

31,

Sums,

7 20

444

28,

31 18 31 13 32 21 32 23 1 32 7 32 7 7 26 719 615

4 12 3 19 623

919 817 111 32 13 31 20 32 22 32119 32 24 1 14 111 32 13 32 14 32 14 9 21

8 19

7 16 9 20 8 19 6 21 4 25 5 25 7 24 12 24 11 23

8 18

819

218 218

TINGGITZ22-- 00 00 - 00 01

8 13

810 9

8

249

10.4

2 1 6

3 9

2 7

I

7 }

211

8.8

711

6 12

6 | 10

1

7 13 6 11

10

20

2

12

15

716

4662 ∞ ∞ = ∞ ON 00 00 00 (? L

11

220

222

1

19

1 13 32 19.

509

21.2

611

6 8

5

6 5

3:12

3

338

14.1

6

9

7

8/10

7 7 8 5

300

12.5

9

215

2 11

1 10

113

115

288

12.0

8

4

9 2

9

2

0

261

10.9

8 26

825

7 26

7 23

33

7 33

460

19.2

112

2|13

214 219

417

2 23

455

19.0

23

3221

1 28 32 34

32

1 27

512

21.3

+

2

1

368

15.3

8 10

9

00 10 A

11

612

220

9.2

1

344

14.3

18

7 13

14

5 10

228

→ 9.5

714

7 12

13

616

280

11.7

8 16

717

7 19

7 16

11

710

347

14.5

19

18

17 3 22

16 32

8

322

13.4

25

23

23

459

19.1

11

111

368

15.3

13

18

17

383

16.0

25

4130

6

252

10.5

23

6

320

11

610

2 9

9

1 10

14 32 14

7

7 9

172

7.2

32 27

28

32

133

1 33

1 15 12 710 522 32 24 32 16

9 19 4 20 5 22

4 13

1 10 32 20 | 31

16 3214 32

9:32 17 32 15

232

9.7

3

9

8

2

615

6

9

5 12

613

7 12

7 | 20

7 14

7 17 715

14

8 11

7 15

710

818

7 9

818

813 8 18 717

8 15 10 8

5 5

3 9

7

3

8 13 7 6

3

363

15.1

9 16

9 17 10 19 10 20 10 13 11 10

5

8

$ 6

7 | 12

6 17

7 25

276

11.5

3 11 3 11

1

2

3

7 9 7 9 30

5 24

8 23

6 25

625

5 | 25

623 5

O LO

8

713

8 12

6

9

7 13

7 15

270

11.3

1

+1 22 6 11

4

11 3

0

204

8.5

439

Hourly Means,

:

:

:

432

422

456

:

:

:

428 1429

...

459

:

508

539

499]

14.3

:

14.2

13.9

13.6

...

14.7

13.8

13.8

:

14.8

...

16.4

17.4

:

:

480

16.1

:

:

438

431

463

:

:

454

:

409

369

371

389

421

425

:

...

444 441

:

...

10590

441.4

15.5

:.

14.1

13.9

:

14.9... 14.6|

:

13.2

:

11.9

12.0

:

12.5

:

13.6

:

13.7

...

:

14.3

14.2

341.6

14.2

138 SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOVT GAZETTE OF 5TH FEB., 1887.

TABLE VIII.

MEAN HOURLY COMPONENTS AND MEAN DIRECTION OF THE WIND, FOR DECEMBER, 1886.

Components (miles per hour).

Direction.

Hour.

Z

E

W

+N-S

+E-W

1234 10 6 7 ??

1 a.

6.8

9.1

0.0

0.0

+6.8

+9.1

E 37° N

7.1

8.5

0.1

0.0

7.1

8.5

E 40° N

"

7.9

7.5

0.0

0.0

7.9

7.5

E 46° N

""

9.1

6.6

0.0

0.0

9.1

6.6

E 54° N

""

5

10.0

6.7

0.0

.0.0

10.0

6.7

E 56° N

""

6

9.9

5.7

0.0

0.0

9.9

5.7

E 60° N

""

10.2

5.5

0.0

0.0

10.2

5.5

E 62° N

8,9

10.5

5.5

0.0

0.0

10.5

5.5

E 62 N

9

9.0

8.2

0.0

0.0

9.0

8.2

E 48° N

""

10

8.2

10.2

0.0

0.0

8.2

10.2

E 39o N

??

11

5.9

10.2

0.8

0.1

5.1

10.1

E 27° N

""

Noon.

5.8

9.3

1.8

0.2

4.0

9.1

E 24° N

1 P.

4.5

8.5

1.7

0.8

2.8

7.6.

E 20° N

2

4.3

8.3

1.0

1.1

3.3

$7.2

E 25° N

""

3

4.5

8.8

1.5

1.2

3.1

7.6

E 22° N

""

4

4.0

9.4

1.1

1.0

2.9

8.5

E 19° N

3.7

9.3

0.4

0.5

3.3

8.7

E 21° N

557

6

3.9

8.1

0.3

0.3

3.6

7.9

E 25° N

""

4.6

8.1

0.0

0.0

4.6

8.1

E: 30° N

""

8

4.7

8.3

0.1

0.1

4.6

8.2

E 29° N

""

9

5.1

9.4

0.2

0.2

4.9

9.2

E 28° N

""

10

5.4

9.0

0.1

0.0

5.3

9.0

E 30o N

""

11

5.5

9.6

0.3

0.0

5.2

9.6.

E 28° N

99

Midt.

6.0

9.0

0.0

0.0

+6.0

+9.0

E 34° N

Mean,.........

6.5

8.3

0.4

0.2

+6.1

*

+8.1

E 36° N

TABLE IX.

DIRECTION AND FORCE OF THE WIND AT VICTORIA PEAK, AND SEA DISTURBANCE.

DATE.

4 a.

10 a.

4 p.

10 p.

Direction Force. Sea. Direction Force. Sea. Direction Force. Sea. Direction Force.

1886.

Dec.

1,....

2,..

25

3,.....

>>

4,.

"

""

""

99

99

5,.....

6,... 7,. 8,..

9,..

10,..

11,.

""

""

12,.

...

"

"J

""

13,

14,

15,.

16,.

...

17,...

""

""

18,

"}

""

19,. 20, 21,..

22,.

""

"

23,. 24,

Sea.

: : :

E

E

E

E

3

E

N

NNE

ENE

E

NE

NE

E

E

...

N

...

2

NE

1

E

E

E

E

E

NE

NE

NE

NE

E

E

NE

2

NE

1

E

...

2

E

-

1

E

10 10 10

2444 N N ∞ NNNNNNAH 30 21 0 +-NANTI? 221

E

E

E

ENE

E

N

NE

ENE

E

NE

2343 0 - < 10 10 30 2 CO 10 SO E LO

E

E

E

NE

1

EZ

N

1

NE

10 TO 10 2 60 TH LO

3

E

3'

. E

4

2

ENE

NE

ENE

E

3

E

NE

1

NE

N

2

N

5

C# C N N N ∞ N = N 59 12

3

4

3

2

2

3

2

1

2

3

NE

1

NE

1

E

1

ENE

5

1

E

2

E

N

E

E

E

E

3

E

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

ENE

E

N

1

ENE

1

1

E

1

E

1

E

NE

3

----222--2----2

1

3

3

5

NE

3

4

N

NE

E

E

E

E

NE

For or or aTCOIN

1

1

1

4

1221d

2.2

E 21° N

4.9

2.4 E 26° N

4.2

1.9

E 22° N

4.6 2.2

...

:

""

59

A

""

""

99

...

25,... 26,

27,.....

28,.

29,

80,

...

31,

Mean,..

...

...

*

??

SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOVT. GAZETTE OF 5TH FEB., 1887. 139

TABLE X.

VICTORIA PEAK.

BAROMETER.

TEMPERATURE.

DATE.

10 a.

4 p.

10 p.

10 a.

4 p.

10 p.

Sun.

Max. Min.

Rad.

1886.

ins.

ins.

ins.

O

O

O

O

O

Dec.

1,........

28.378

28.302

28.363

54.6

56.7

51.0

118.7

58.1

45.1

46.3

""

2,.

.377

.318

.374

55.6

57.0

52.6

114.9

58.9

45.3

46.6

3,.

.385

.311

.307

56.0

58.6

55.2

112.1

59.9

50.1

50.2

"

4,

.372

.265

.251

57.6

61.8

57.8

119.8

62.1

50.1

52.2

5,.

.291

.198

.234

60.4

62.8

61.0

124.2

65.3

51.1

51.6

6,

.260

.183

.274

59.6

63.8

56.0

118.7

64.9

51.1

46.2

""

7.

.327

.257

.378

54.5

59.6

52.8

114.3

59.9

45.2

44.2

99

·

8,

.387

.310

.356

52.8

55.0

52.6

115.4

57.6

46.1

44.2

9,

.426

.353

.365

53.0

55.6

52.0

118.7

56.4

43.1

45.2

10,.

.440

.392

.397.

53.8

57.6

51.6

113.2

58.1

47.1

45.2

11,

.407

.330

.393

52.2

56.6

51.6

115.4

56.9

43.1

42.2

12,.

.284

.146

.131

53.0

52.6

53.6

113.2

55.9

46.1

48.2

13,.

.180

.154

.192

53.8

54.6

52.6

89.9

55.5

52.6

47.2

""

14,..

.273

.232

.219

52.6

53.8

50.6

116.5

56.9

45.3

45.2

15,

.313

.259

.260

50.0

54.6

50.6

123.1

56.1

40.1

42.2

""

16,.

.331

.281

.324

54.0

54.8

48.6

113.2

54.9

44.1

41.2

""

"

17,

.358

.279

.337

52.4

52.7

50.0

112.1

54.6

44.1

45.2

??

?? ? ?? ? ? ?

18,.

.360

.273

.318

52.7

56.6

53.6

118.7

58.1

45.1

44.2

19,

.357

.266

.293

54.6

56.6

52.6

120.9

57.8

46.1

46.2

20,

.277

.197

.245

55.2

56.0

53.8

112.1

57.9

50.1

45.2

21,

.216

.168

.157

54.6

53.6

50.6

120.9

56.1

46.1

43.2

22

.186

.119

.189

50.6

50.6

48.8

101.1

52.0

43.1

41.2

28,...

.273

.209

.250

48.8

51.2

50.2

114.3

53.9

41.5

43.2

??

24,.

.311

.255

.248

50.6

54.0

50.6

118.7

55.5

42.1

42.6

25,

. .346

.302

.294

53.2

56.4

52.8

115.4

57.9

45.1

45,2

"

26,

.383

.318

.325

52.8'

57.6

52.6

113.2

57.9

44.7

43.2

99.

27,

.388

..317

.310

51.2

55.6

52.6

116.5

56.5

41.1

41.2

>>

28,

.345

.279

.297

48.6

52.6

49.2

111.0

56.5

40.1

41.2

29,

.312

.266

.286

50.8

56.0

46.8

113.2

53.5

40.1

42.2

30,

.313

.231

.284

51.4

52.6

51.8

94.3

53.5

43.1

45.2

""

31,..

.301

.212

.208

55.8

59.6

54.8

112.1

59.7

.471

50.2

Mean,.

28.328

28.257

28.283

53.4

55.0

52.3

114.1

57.4

45.3

45.1

TABLE XI.

RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

HUMIDITY AT THE OBSERVATORY AND AT VICTORIA PEAK.

TENSION OF AQUEOUS VApour.

DATE. 1886.

OBSERVATORY.

VICTORIA PEAK.

OBSERVATORY.

VICTORIA PEAK.

10 a.

4 p.

10 p.

10 a. 4 p.

10 p.

10 a.

4 p.

10 p.

10 a.

4 p.

10 p.

Dec.

1......

53

57

64

74.

70

77

0.297

0.325

0.372

0.315

0.321

0.289

2,

45

56

72

62

70

86

.257

.333

.406

.277

.328

.340

60

69

73

78

77 88

.346

.410

.429

.351

.379

.387

4,

58

64

79

82

70

79

?.363

.402

.472

.391

.390

.382

"

61

60

81

76

70

75

.392

.422

.470

.401

.406

.400

"

6,

46

38

52

65

56

61

.296

.266

.274

.333

.337

.272

28

14

27

50

32

24

.148

.097

.139

.212

.163

.100

""

?????

19

30

57

35

38

58

.106

.167

.274

.140

.163

.230

9

36

46

57

50

48

52

.199

.254

.286

.202

.212

.204

10,.

28

25

28

53

47

.161

.161

.146

.225

*.227

.159

*

11,

21

32

58

43

41

47

.106

.172

.257

.169

.190

.182

12,

62

64

81

75

80

97

.315

.329

.438

.304

.317

.397

"

13,

65

93

86

90

92

86

.375

.487

.464

.378

.395

.340

14,

52

37

24

79

67

59

.274

.198

.107

.314

.279

.217

29.

15,

14

14

24

37

39

34

.064

.079

.104

.134

.168

.127

16,.

35

46

54

45

60

70

.178

.231

.253

.189

.261

.242

"

25

17,

48

60

75

67

78

62

.247

.308

.359

.267

.313

.225

18,.

54

62

82

78

69

86

.306

.358

.430

.313

.317

.354

"

19,

38

56

76

66

63

79

.223

.320

.402

.284

.291

.314

??

20,

21,

22,

49

58

77

78

78

77

.287

.341

.438

.339

.351

.325

66

81

83

84

92

92

.377

.392

.391

.362

.380

.339

...

81

84 87

94

92

75

.357

.353

.355

.350

.339

.263

""

23,

61

58

55

83

,90

83

.283

.294

.275

.289

.342.

.299

24,

45

66

73

78

75

87

.241

.346

.365

.289

.312

.324

""

25,

49

57

78

81

81

77

.263

.321

.374

.333

.373

.312

???;

26,

37

49

73

71

60

79

.195

.274

.354

.286

.284

.314

""

27,

31

40

30

55

57

54

.159

.221

.137

.210

.252

.216.

28,

26

31

29

50

48

41

.113

.162

.126

.174

.192

.144

"

29,

39

44

62

32

55

81

.190

.213

.297

.115

.247.

.264

""

30,.

51

62 70 70

88

58

.274

.339

.365

.269

.351

.226

""

31,.

57 70

85

78

76

90

.362

.447

.461

.353

.389

.392

Mean,

46

52

63

66

66

70

0.250

0.291

0.323

0.276

0.299

0.277

140 SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOVT GAZETTE OF 5TH FEB., 1887.

TABLE XII.

AMOUNT AND CLASSIFICATION OF CLOUDS AND DIRECTION WHENCE COMING.

1 a.

4 a.

7 a.

10 a.

DATE.

1886.

Amount.

Name. Direction

Amount.

Name. Direction

Amount.

Namme. Direction

Amount.

Name. Direction

Dec.

1,

1

......

cum.

N

10

cum.

NE

4

c-str.

W

4

c-str.

2

c-str.

W

1

c-cum.

2,

1

cum.

ENE

0

""

3,

1

cum.

E

:.

:

0

:

1

CU

ENE

??

4,

......

7

cum.

ENE

4

cum.

NE

5,

cum.

ENE

6

1

c-str.

:

:

cnm.

:

?

6,

5

c-str.

4

c-str.

4

c-str.

SW

c-str.

WSW

99

7,

2

cum.

Z:

N

:

:

:

""

8,

0

19

9,

:

:

:

:

""

10,

÷

:

:

:

""

99

??

"

11, ....

12,

13,

14, .

:

:

:.

:

:

"9

15,

16,

""

E

17,

18,

0

0

0

:

3

cum.

ESE

0

...

:

cum.

S

cum.

10

cum-nim. E

10 cum-nim.!

E

10

10

ESE

cum-nim.

ESE

cum-nim.

10

cum-nim.

NE

10

nim.

NE

10

cum-nim. NNE

10

str.

WSW

0

Co

3

:

cum.

cum.

O

:.

7:

:

O

C.

0

1

cum.

:

.:.

:

:

:

:.

:.

:

:

:

:.

:

:

:

:

:.

:

:.

:

:

??

19,.

99

20,

:

:

:

:

:

1

c-str.

0

...

:

cum.

c-str.

SW

2

c-str.

WSW

1

c-str.

W

""

cum.

"

21,

cum-nim. ENE 10

10

cum-nim. ENE

10

nim.

NE

10

nim.

NNE

22,

10

nim.

N

10

10

nim.

N

10

nim.

NNE

10

nim.

NE

99

str.

23,

10

nim.

NE

10

nim.

NE

10

nim.

ENE

10

NE

cum-nim..

??

24,

10

nim.

NE

cum.

ENE

c-cum.

E

cum.

25,

10

cum-nim. NNE

7

E

......

""

R-cum.

0

26,

0

:

??

99

99

59

27,

28,

29,

30,

31,

10

str.

:

:

:

:

:

:

:.

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

0

:.

:

:

0

0

:

:

:

0

:..

0

0

...

:

:

:

:..

:

:

10 cum-nim. E

10

cum.

10

R-cum.

ESE

10

cum-nim.

E

cum.

W

10

cum. WSW

10

cum.

WSW

SE

:

Mean,.

3.5

:

3.8

...

:

:

2.9

2.6

|

DATE.

1886.

SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOV GAZETTE OF 5TH FEB., 1887. 141

TABLE XII,-Continued.

AMOUNT AND CLASSIFICATION OF CLOUDS AND DIRECTION WHENCE COMING.

Amount.

1 p.

Name. Direction

Amount.

4 p.

Name. Direction

Amount.

7 P.

Name. Direction

Amount.

10 p.

Daily and Monthly

Name.

Direction Means.

Dec. 1......

4 c-str.

W

1 c-cum.

4

cum.

4

cum.

NE

4.0

2....... 0

:

...

0

:

4

cum. ENE

2

eum.

ENE

1.3

""

3,...... 1

cum,

E

1

cum.

E

2

cum.

E

cum.

E

1.5

39

4,...... .0

0

8

cum.

E

2.4

...

""

5,...... 0

1

"

6,

1 c-str.

:

:

c-str.

1

c-str.

1

c-str.

W

0

:

:

:

2

c-str.

0

"

*

""

7....... 1 c-str.

8,......

9,......

10,......

0

11,... 0

W

0

:

0

0

:

:

0

1

c-cum.

:

0

:

:

:

W

0

0

.:.

:

:

...

:.

0

:.

:.

0

0

:.

:

:

:

:

:

:

2.4

2.2

0.4

0.1

...

0.0

0.0

0

0.0

c-str.

sm-cum.

SSE

sm-cum.

S

12,...... 0

...

5

SSE

6

9

2.9

39

cum.

E

cum.

E

cum.

10

str.

nim.

E

10 nim.

E

9 cum-nim.

E

10

nim.

NE

9.9

39

14,...... 10 str-cum. WNW 9

W

sm-cum.

2

sm-cum.

W

2

sm-cum.

W

7.9

?,

15,......

0

16,...... 0

...

:

...

17,......

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

0

0

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

:.

:.

0.6

0.1

0.1

39

18,......

1

cum.

0

99

19,......

0

:

:

:

0

0

0

0.1

0.2

"

20,...... 9

sm-cum.

WSW 10

str-cum.

:

10

str.

10

str.

:

...

6.1

""

21,...... 10

22,...... 10

str.

cum-nimi.

nim.

NNE

10

nim.

NE 10

str.

nim.

cum.

NE

10 nim.

NNE 10 nim. NNE 10 nim.

10 nim.

NNE 10.0

NE

10.0

23, 10

sm-cum.

cum-nim.

NE

10

NE 10 str-cum. NE

10

str-cum. NE

10.0

cum-nim.

24,.

5

cum.

10 str-cum. SSW 10

str.

10

nim.

6.8

25,......

0

0

26,......

39

""

27,...... 0

:

:

:

:

""

28,......

:

""

29,...... 0

:

:.

0

0

:.

:.

:

:

:

0

2.1

0

0

:

0

0

:

:

:

:.

:.

0

:

""

30, 10

str.

10

...

str.

10 str-cum.

:

:

:

0

:

:

:

:..

0.0

0.0

0.0

0

· 0.0

10

cum.

SE

8.7

4 sm-cum.

WSW

1

W sm-cum.

3 sm-cum. W

7.3

31,...... 10 str-cum. ESE

Mean,...... 3.0

:

3.0

:

2.9

3.4

3.1

142

SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOVT GAZETTE OF 5TH FEB., 1887.

TABLE XIII.

RAINFALL AT DIFFERENT STATIONS.

OBSERVATORY.

STONE CUTTERS' Island.

VICTORIA PEAK.

DATE.

Amount.

Duration.

Amount.

Amount.

Dec.

1886.

ins.

hrs.

ins.

ins.

1,..

...

2,

""

""

3,.

99

4,

""

""

5,..

6,..

7,

27

""

8,.

""

""

9,.

10,

11,..

""

39

12,. 13,......

0.160

8

""

14,...

""

15,.

""

""

16,.

1???

""

18,

19,

...

...

0.16

...

0.26

...

...

...

...

...

20,

""

21,

0.035 0.470

3

20

0.28 0.72

0.94

1.46

1.110

22

"

29

"

22,

23,

24,

25,.

26:

....

25

""

27,

""

25

28,.

29,.

...

1

...

30, 31,

...

Total,..

1.775

54

1.16

Hongkong Observatory, 18th January, 1887.

:::

2.66

W. DOBERCK,

Government Astronomer.

Priated and Published by NORONHA & Co., Printers to the Hongkong Government, Nos. 5, 7, and 9, Zetland Street,

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Government Gazette.

報門 轅 港 香

Published by Authority.

No. 7.

號七第

日十二月正年亥丁

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1887,

日二十月二年七十八百八千一

VOL. XXXIII.

簿三十三第

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL No. 14.

FRIDAY, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, C.M.G.,

Administering the Government in the absence of His Excellency SIR GEORGE FERGUSON BOWEN, G.C.M.G.

His Honour the Chief Justice, (SIR GEORGE PHILLIPPO, Knt.)

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (FREDERICK STEWART.)

""

"}

""

""

the Acting Attorney General, (EDWARD JAMES ACKROYD.)

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALFRED LISTER.)

the Surveyor General, (JOHN MACNEILE PRICE.)

HENRY GEORGE THOMSETT, R.N.

PHINEAS RYRIE.

WONG SHING.

JOHN BELL-IRVING.

ALEXANDER PALMER MACEWEN, (vice the Honourable THOMAS JACKSON,

on leave).

CATCHICK PAUL CHATER, (vice the Honourable FREDERICK DAVID SAS-

SOON, on leave).

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 28th ultimo, were read and confirmed.

PAPERS.-The Acting Colonial Secretary, by direction of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, laid upon the table the following papers:-

(a.) Approximate Estimate of cost of contemplated Public Works. (No. 1).

(b.) Annual Report of the Head Master of the Government Central School for 1886. (No.17). BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO REMOVE DOUBTS AS TO THE APPLICATION OF ORDINANCE No. 2 OF 1875. On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a first time.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF YOUNG GIRLS.--The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of this Bill, and addressed the Council on the objects and reasons of it, referring also to the printed correspondence on the subject laid before the Council on the 7th instant.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded.

Mr. RYRIE addressed the Council.

Mr. MACEWEN addressed the Council.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE LAW RESPECTING DEFAMATORY WORDS AND LIBEL. On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council went into Committee on this Bill

Bill reported with some verbal amendments.

144

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next meeting of Council, he would move the third reading of this Bill.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR PROMOTING THE REVISION OF THE STATUTE LAW BY REPEAL- ING CERTAIN ENACTMENTS WHICH HAVE CEASED TO BE IN FORCE OR HAVE BECOME UNNECESSARY.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed, and numbered as Ordinance No. 4 of 1887.

POSTPONEMENT OF THE OTHER ORDERS OF THE DAY.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, the other Orders of the Day were postponed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council was then adjourned to Friday, the 11th instant, at 4 P.M.

Read and confirmed, this 11th day of February, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

GEORGE PHILLIPPO,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 53.

The following Minutes are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1887.

President,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Minutes of the proceedings of the Sanitary Board at a meeting held in the Board Room on Saturday, the 29th January, 1887.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Surveyor General, (Chairman).

The Acting Registrar General.

The Colonial Surgeon.

The Honourable A. P. MCEWEN.

Dr. P. MANSON, LL.D.

N.. J. EDE, Esquire.

Dr. Ho KAI.

HUGH MCCALLUM, Esquire, (Secretary).

Major T. C. DEmpster.

ABSENT:

The Minutes of a Meeting held on the 22nd January, 1887, were read and confirmed.

  2. The Chairman called the attention of the Board to Section 8 of the new Public Health Bill which provides for the appointment of duly qualified Sanitary Surveyors for the supervision of all constructional works recommended by the Board more especially in connection with the drainage and sanitation of private tenements, and in view of the very large amount of such work in prospect moved that a letter be written to the Government recommending the early engagement of a duly qualified Sanitary Surveyor from England. The motion was carried nemine contradicente.

3. The Cattle Diseases, Slaughter-houses and Markets Bill as amended by the Sub-Committee to whom it was referred, was considered and adopted by the Board. Resolved,-That the Bill as amended be transmitted under a covering letter to the Government for its favourable consideration.

4. A Government Order approving of the recommendation of the Board on the subject of the -importation of dead meat was read.

5. A Return of the summonses applied for by the Inspectors of Nuisances during the week ending the 22nd January, 1887, was laid on the table by the Secretary. The Return showed that 29 prosecutions had been instituted, that in each case a conviction had been obtained and that fines had been inflicted to the amount of $61.

6. Resolved, That the Standing Orders drawn up for the use of the Board which it is proposed to constitute under the new Health Ordinance, be adopted by the Board.

7. On the motion of Mr. EDE it was agreed that a map showing the drainage system of the city be placed in the Board Room.

The Board then adjourned till Noon on Friday, the 11th February, 1887.

Read and confirmed, this 11th day of February, 1887.

J. M. PRICE,

Chairman.

HUGH MCCALLUM, Secretary.

144

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next meeting of Council, he would move the third reading of this Bill.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR PROMOTING THE REVISION OF THE STATUTE LAW BY REPEAL- ING CERTAIN ENACTMENTS WHICH HAVE CEASED TO BE IN FORCE OR HAVE BECOME UNNECESSARY.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed, and numbered as Ordinance No. 4 of 1887.

POSTPONEMENT OF THE OTHER ORDERS OF THE DAY.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, the other Orders of the Day were postponed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council was then adjourned to Friday, the 11th instant, at 4 P.M.

Read and confirmed, this 11th day of February, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

GEORGE PHILLIPPO,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 53.

The following Minutes are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1887.

President,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Minutes of the proceedings of the Sanitary Board at a meeting held in the Board Room on Saturday, the 29th January, 1887.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Surveyor General, (Chairman).

The Acting Registrar General.

The Colonial Surgeon.

The Honourable A. P. MCEWEN.

Dr. P. MANSON, LL.D.

N.. J. EDE, Esquire.

Dr. Ho KAI.

HUGH MCCALLUM, Esquire, (Secretary).

Major T. C. DEmpster.

ABSENT:

The Minutes of a Meeting held on the 22nd January, 1887, were read and confirmed.

  2. The Chairman called the attention of the Board to Section 8 of the new Public Health Bill which provides for the appointment of duly qualified Sanitary Surveyors for the supervision of all constructional works recommended by the Board more especially in connection with the drainage and sanitation of private tenements, and in view of the very large amount of such work in prospect moved that a letter be written to the Government recommending the early engagement of a duly qualified Sanitary Surveyor from England. The motion was carried nemine contradicente.

3. The Cattle Diseases, Slaughter-houses and Markets Bill as amended by the Sub-Committee to whom it was referred, was considered and adopted by the Board. Resolved,-That the Bill as amended be transmitted under a covering letter to the Government for its favourable consideration.

4. A Government Order approving of the recommendation of the Board on the subject of the -importation of dead meat was read.

5. A Return of the summonses applied for by the Inspectors of Nuisances during the week ending the 22nd January, 1887, was laid on the table by the Secretary. The Return showed that 29 prosecutions had been instituted, that in each case a conviction had been obtained and that fines had been inflicted to the amount of $61.

6. Resolved, That the Standing Orders drawn up for the use of the Board which it is proposed to constitute under the new Health Ordinance, be adopted by the Board.

7. On the motion of Mr. EDE it was agreed that a map showing the drainage system of the city be placed in the Board Room.

The Board then adjourned till Noon on Friday, the 11th February, 1887.

Read and confirmed, this 11th day of February, 1887.

J. M. PRICE,

Chairman.

HUGH MCCALLUM, Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1887. 145

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 54.

 The following revised Scale of Fees leviable at the Government Civil Hospital is published for general information.

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1887.

SCALE OF FEES LEVIABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL, HONGKONG.

Civil Officers.

Salaries under

$40 per month,

""

from

$40 to $60 per month,

$60 to $80

""

""

""

99

";

$80 to $100

;;

""

""

";

0.15 cents per diem.

0.20 0.50

19

""

""

""

0.75

""

.$1.00

""

$2.00

""

.Free.

over $100, as Second Class Patient,

29

as First Class Patient,

less than $20 per month,

Wives of Civil Officers will be charged on the same scale.

Police.

..70 cents per diem.

21 97

Inspector,

European Constable,

Indian Constable,

Chinese Constable,

Private Patient 1st Class,

2nd

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3rd

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 55.

 His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to appoint, provisionally, WILLIAM MONARCH BURNSIDE ARTHUR, Esquire, Assistant Master of the Government Central School, to be First Clerk at the Magistracy, vice THOMAS FREDERICK GREY, Esquire, invalided.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 56.

The Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to appoint Lieut. HERBERT CHARLES METCALFE, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment, to be His Excellency's Private Secretary and Aide-de- Camp from the 9th instant.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 57.

There is a vacancy in the Sanitary Department for an Interpreter to an Inspector of Nuisances.

Duties,.......

Qualifications,

Salary,

Interpretation.

..Ability to interpret readily English into Chinese, and Chinese into

English colloquially.

$180 per annum, rising by annual increments of $12 to $240 per annum. Applications, with the usual certificates, to be sent to the Colonial Secretary not later than Noon of Wednesday, the 23rd instant.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

:

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 58.

   The following Returns of the Average Amount of BANK NOTES in Circulation and of Specie in Reserve in Hongkong, during the Month ended 31st January, 1887, as certified by the Managers of the respective Banks, are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEwart,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

BANKS.

AVERAGE AMOUNT.

SPECIE IN RESERVE.

$

Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China,.

921,432*

310,000

Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China,.

1,235,749

500,000

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation,

3,296,516

1,600,000

TOTAL,.

5,453,697

2,410,000

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 59.

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of Wednesday, the 16th February, 1887, for the making up and supply of the undermentioned Summer Clothing for the use of the Police Department:-

More or less.

40 Suits white Duck, for Inspectors, &c.

20 Blue Silk Puggaries, for Inspectors.

600 Suits Drabette, for Europeans and Indians. 110 Blue Puggaries, for Constables.

700 Suits Drabette, for Chinese.

550 Pairs of Shoes, for Chinese.

350 Pairs of Stockings, for Chinese. 350 Pairs of Garters, for Chinese. 220 Bamboo Hats, for Chinese.

10 Serge Suits, for Troopers.

The Contractor will be supplied with the undermentioned Articles only, from the Police Stores; all other Materials to be supplied at his own cost, and included in the prices tendered:-

White Duck. Drabette.

Uniform Buttons.

Trowser Buttons. Hooks and Eyes.

-inch White Braid for Inspectors' Jackets.

No tender will be received, unless the person tendering shall produce a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the sum of $100 as a pledge of the bona fides of his offer, which sum shall be forfeited to the Crown if such person fails or refuses to carry out his tender, should the tender be accepted.

Forms of tender may be obtained at the Colonial Secretary's Office.

  Samples of Uniform, and any further information, may be obtained on application at the Office of the Captain Superintendent of Police.

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

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1887. 147

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 60.

The following Police Notification is published for general information.

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1887.

POLICE NOTIFICATION.

On the 23rd, 24th, and 25th February, 1887, being the days fixed for the Races at Wongnaich'ung, the following Regulations, under Ordinance No. 10 of 1869, having received the approval of His Excellency The Officer Administering the Government, will be in force :-

I. Between the Clock Tower and the Eastern Market:-

II.

(a.) All Horses and Vehicles going Eastward are to keep on the LEFT HAND, or Northern

side of the Road.

(b.) On returning Westward, Horses and Vehicles are to keep on the RIGHT HAND, or Northern side of the Road, passing any Vehicles they may overtake according to the Common Rule of the Road.

(a.) All Horses and Vehicles going Eastward are to turn down to the Eastern Praya by the Guard Room, and continue along the Praya, Wantsai Road East of No. 2 Station, and the Road West of Bowrington Canal.

(b.) All Horses and Vehicles returning from the Race Course are to keep the route autho-

rised in the preceding Sub-section.

III. Every person who shall ride or drive in a furious manner, or so as to endanger the life or limb of any person, or to the common danger of the passengers in any public Road or thoroughfare is liable to a penalty.

VI. (a.) Bearers of Chairs are to proceed Eastward on the RIGHT HAND, (Southern) side of the

Road, and to continue on through Wantsai and the Morrison Hill Gap.

(b.) Bearers of Chairs returning Westward are to keep on the LEFT HAND, or the Southern

side of the Road, and are to pass over the same Roads as in going.

* V. No Chairs or Vehicles will be allowed to remain on the Road between the boundaries of the Cemeteries and the Stands; neither is any Vehicle to go at more than a slow pace at the same place.

VI. Chairs and Vehicles to be arranged as directed by the Police Constables on Duty.

  VII. Owners of Dogs are recommended not to allow their Dogs to go near the Race Course, as any Dog found straying without a Collar with the name and address thereon of his Owner, is liable to be destroyed. (Ordinance 14 of 1845, paragraph IV).

  VIII. Persons using Chairs are recommended to go and return by way of the Kennedy Road so as to avoid overcrowding the Queen's Road. No Horse or Vehicle will be allowed on the Kennedy Road.

Victoria, Hongkong, 3rd February, 1887.

W. M. DEANE, Captain Superintendent of Police.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 61.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Friday, the 25th February, 1887:-

1 For picking up, reforming, channelling, macadamizing, concreting the footpath, margins along the back of the coping to sea-wall and channels to the Praya, from the east end of Wing Lok Street to Morrison Street, on a length of 1,000 feet.

2. For picking up, reforming and macadamizing the Praya from the Harbour Master's Office

to the west end of Wing Lok Street, on a length of 870 feet.

3. For the construction of 340 feet lineal of sewer in the lower end of Seymour Road.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For specifications and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 62.

The following Hydrographic Notice is published for general information.

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1887.

HYDROGRAPHICAL MEMO., No. 14.

The following information has been taken from Officers' Remark Books for 1886 :-

CHINA.

"AUDACIOUS" AT HONGKONG, 7th February, 1887.

Canton liver.-Pedra Areca Rock, at entrance of Macao Harbour, is marked by a conical buoy painted Black and White in vertical stripes. The Pilots and Captains of River Steamers report that the channel N.E. of Lintin Island is shoaling. A Signal Station is on Chuenpee Point. With reference to Station Hydrographic Memo. No. 43 of 5th February, 1884, there is no passage for Ships through the bridge across Collinson Reach (Remark Books H.M.S. Espoir).

Charts affected, Nos. 2212, 2562, 1782, 1741, 1742, and China Sea Directory Vol. iii, pp. 71, 107, 108.

Pakhi.-The fishing stakes off Tikok Point have been extended to the North Bank-a passage through them is marked by a basket beacon on each side (Remark Books H.M.S. Heroine, Daring and Firebrand).

Chart affected, No. 875, and China Sea Directory, Vol. ii. p. 379.

River Yangtze.-The N.W. end of Bush Island is now about 8 cables S.E. of its position on Chart No. 1602. The buoy has not been shifted (Remark Books H.M.S. Alacrity.)

Charts affected 1602, 2809, 1480, and China Sea Directory Vol. iii. p 418.

  Woosung River.-The barrier, mentioned in Notice to Mariners No. 15 of 1885 as having been placed on the inner bar of Woosung River, has been removed (Remark Books H.M.S. Alacrity).

Chart affected No. 1601, and China Sea Directory Vol. iii. p. 437.

JAPAN.

Mikawa Bay.-Vessels visiting Mikawa Bay, on S. coast of Nipon, should be provided with Japanese Chart No. 170; the Admiralty Chart No. 952 not being a trustworthy guide for that locality. Matsu Sima, in line with the 272 feet hill on Irako Saki, clears the dangers in the channel at entrance of Chita Bay, as the northern inlet in Mikawa Bay is called (Remark Books H.M.S. Champion).

Chart affected No. 952, and China Sea Directory Vol. iv. p. 291.

To the Commodore, and the respective Captains, Commanders, and

Officers Commanding Her Majesty's Ships

and Vessels employed on the China Station.

R. VESEY HAMILTON,

Vice-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. -No. 63.

  The following Lot of Crown Land at Kennedy Town, will be sold by Public Auction, on Monday, the 21st day of February, at 4 P.M.

Inland Lot No. 1082.

For l'articulars and Conditions of Sale see Government Notification No. 48 of the 5th instant.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 45.

The following Lots of Crown Land at Tunglowan, Victoria, will be sold by Public Auction, on Monday, the 14th day of February, at 4 P.M.

Inland Lots Nos. 1030 to 1044, 1051, 1052, and 1057 to 1070.

For Particulars and Conditions of Sale see Government Notification No. 37 of the 29th ultimo.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEwart,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 11th February, 1887.

149

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Letters. Papers.

Lets. Pprs.

Allen, E. L. B. 2

Choching,

Holland, Wm. 3

Kimerling, J. 1 regd.

Pioch, N.

Arsina, A.

1

Cherkes, T.

1

Hardy, Jas.

5

Porch, H.

1

Cruz, J. de la 1

Sonnaville, W. 1 Stafford, M J. I

Hart, D. W.

1

Langhorne, Dr. 1

Boschen, Mrs. J.t

Hudson, Capt. J.1

Lantell, P.

1

Rodger, II.

1

1

Beynon, D.

1

Duncan, A.

1

Hickson,Capt.,R.A.1

Long Cheong 1 regd.

Ringeling, Mr. I

Bleton, A.

2

Hagaton, Anna 2

Liversidge, Prof. 1

Recope, E.

1

Tevis, W. S. 2 Thornton, M. Thornton, S. L.

2

Briscoe, W. A. 1

Ebrahim, M. E. 2

Hanton, J.

1 regd.

Russell, Chs.

1 regd.

Bernardin, 1

Evans, P.

1

Hang Shing

Martin, F.

3

Rowland, W.

Ussele, L.

1

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Horsburgh, A. 3

Mann, Mrs.

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Coltart, M.

2

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1 p.

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Hawes, J. A.

3

Maclean, W. P. 1

Van Vraukin, Miss 1

Cowles. F. L.

1

Mirquodt, C.

1

Schwarz, S.

2

Carey, J. S.

1

Farrer, C. E.

Jones, L. E.

1

Merlees, P.

2

Stronge, F.

1

3

Williamson, G. 4

1

Chan Wo Gow

Fabricius, R. N.

12

Jones, E.

1

Mille, P.

Smith, Rev. F. J. 1

Wyrill, F. W. B.1

Carvalho,T.P.C. 1

Fischler, R.

1

Stevens, Rev. A. 2

Clare, R.

I

Kellogg, L. O. 2

Craven, T.

Gibson, W.

Cordeiro & Co. 1

Glass, T.

5

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Newcomb, D. B.1

Siner, Geo.

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Smith, D.

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1 p. card.

Schmidt, C. H. 1

Cooper, F. C.

1

Gibson, C.

1

Kennedy, Mrs. 1

Platt, C. C.

1

Sundt, E.

1

Crimardi, G. Clair, M. S.

1 regd.

Griffith, Mrs. M. 1

Krauss, A.

1

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1

Schliten, Dr.

1

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Kuttner, I..

Pryde, Mrs. R. 1

Schwartz, B.

1 regd.

Walhong, Mr. 1 Winkworth,S.D.4

Weiss, S.

1 regd

Walsh, C. R. *1 Weintraub, N. 1 regd. Williams, A. C. I Watt, W. E.

2

For Merchant Ships.

Letters. Papers

Letters. Papers.

Airlie

Alabama

Annie Johnson 1

Decehelia, s.s. 1 Dewe Rose of

Devon Daniel J. Lenny 1

Letters. Papers. Ferntower, s.s. 1

Luzon, s.s. Leander

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2

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Lets Pprs.

Norden

2

Southern Chief 19

1

Sparton

2

1

1

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Bermussa, s.8.

Danish Monarch 1

Galatea George Curtis 1 Golden Fleece 36

1 reg. 1

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1

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1

Lady Lisgar

1

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1

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2

2

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Basuto

4

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E. Nicholson

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Edward May

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Chin Chou

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1

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Santa Filomena 1

Vespasian, s.s. 6 1

Walter Siegfred 1 Wachusett

Dick, Mrs. J.,-Greenock, Gray, Miss,-Melbourne,

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Boston Daily Globe. Century.

Crente.

Christian.

Daily Chronicle. Engineering.

First Sheets of Script,

Proofs.

Griffiths Bro.'s Paint

Works.

Glasgow Weekly Mail.

Books, &c. without Covers.

Gaceta de Madrid. Iron Trade Circular. Illustrirte Frauen Zei-

tung. Lancet.

Le Petit Marseillais. L'Unita Cattolica.

La Federation Horlogere. Le Moniteur du Cantal. Le Moniteur Interna-

tional. Manchester Guardian National Baptist.

North British DailyNews. Navy List.

Penny Illustrated Paper. People's Friend. Presbyterian Messenger. Revue de deux Mondes.

Saturday Post. Stavanger Umlstitende. Scottish Athletic. Thoughts on Christian

Sanctity. Weekly Press.

Boyer, H.,-Hongkong,

Christian, Mr.,-Isle-of-Man,

Cooper, Mrs., London,

Garnwell, F. R., London,

Harris, Mrs. Mary,-Liverpool,

Hill, Miss E.,London,

Hobson, Miss Sarah,-Liverpool, Kellor, Mrs., Hongkong,

McCallum, Capt. Neil,-Calcutta,

Merlato, Signora Romy,---Italy,

Moll & Co., R. F., London,

(s) 1

Dead Letters.

Orley, Mrs. George,-London,.

Ross & Co., Amoy,

1

Self, Miss Emma,-Suffolk,..

Skinner, Thomas,-Rangoon,

1

Smith, Mrs. Walter,-London,

1

Stephens, Mrs. C.,-Liverpool,

Sulton, Mrs. H.,-Essex,

Tarlin, Miss.-Dresden,

Thorsbecken, Dr. A.,-Cassel,

Tryndyll, Mr.,-Kansas, U.S.,

Warwick, Miss A. E.,-Yorkshire,..

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The above letters have been returned from various places at which the addressees cannot be found, or have been refused. If not claimed within

ten days, they will be opened and returned to the writers.

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一千八百八十七年

十二日示

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百四十一萬圓

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簽發通用銀紙五百四十五萬三千六百九十七圓

憲示第五十九號 署輔政使司史

招投承辦事照得現要招人投辦下開本港差役夏天所需之衣物所 有投票均在本署收截限期收至西歷本年二月十六日?禮拜三日 正午止

計開

總差白帆布衫?四十套 總差藍綢帽帶二十條 歐洲及印度差 原色帆布衫?六百套 差役藍羽綢帽帶一百一十條 華差原色 帆布衫?七百套 華差鞋五百五十對 華差襪襪帶各三百五 十對 華差竹帽二百二十項 印度差嗶機衫?十套己上各歎 辦多少不等其白帆布原色帆布衫鈕?鈕衫鈕半寸闊白細邊各料 均由差館物料公庫發出其餘別等物料俱承接人辦理凡投票之 人必要有貯庫作按鈕一百圓之收單呈驗方准落票倘該票批准其 人不肯承辦則將存庫按銀入官凡欲嶺投票格式?赴本署求取如 欲詳知投票顛末可赴總緝捕著請示投遞之票應用格紙填寫否則

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一千八百八十七年

二 月

計開車輛行走各條款

一自大鐘樓起至下環街市北各街道所有馬匹馬車及手車往東邊者 須從左手邊?大道北邊而行至同西邊時亦須從右手邊?大道北 邊而行倘途中前行各須遵照道路行走常例迴避

二所有馬匹馬車及手車往東邊者?到下環處?須轉由海旁在海旁 道一直行走至第二號差館東邊之灣仔道及鵝頸涌西邊之路止後 由跑馬?折?亦須遵照來時道路而行

三倘有在涌衢路或來往路口騎馬或駕車其勢可致傷人肢體或傷 及性命或有?行人則按例懲

四各轎倘往東邊即由大鐘樓起直向灣仔至掘斷龍之大道行走不准 由海旁一帶前行並須歸右手邊即大道南邊而行若返西邊之時亦 須遵照來時路徑歸左手邊?由大道南邊而行

五自黃泥涌各墳場起至各棚處止各界?不許停放車輛並不許各車 在該處疾行 六各車轎必須遵值日差役所

七畜犬之家不可任犬走近跑馬?倘見有流蕩之犬頸上無編列主人

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一千八百八十七年

十二日示

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第 六 十號

二 月

十二日示

輔政

司史

銀行

發通

[印度中國匯理銀行簽發通用銀紙九十二萬一千四百三十二圓 仔現銀三十一萬圓

及新金. 金山中國 國匯理銀行簽發通用紙銀一百二十三萬五千七百四 圓

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百四十一萬圓

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港上海匯理銀行簽發通用銀紙三百二十九萬六千五百一十六圓 現?一百六十萬圓

簽發通用銀紙五百四十五萬三千六百九十七圓

憲示第五十九號 署輔政使司史

招投承辦事照得現要招人投辦下開本港差役夏天所需之衣物所 有投票均在本署收截限期收至西歷本年二月十六日?禮拜三日 正午止

計開

總差白帆布衫?四十套 總差藍綢帽帶二十條 歐洲及印度差 原色帆布衫?六百套 差役藍羽綢帽帶一百一十條 華差原色 帆布衫?七百套 華差鞋五百五十對 華差襪襪帶各三百五 十對 華差竹帽二百二十項 印度差嗶機衫?十套己上各歎 辦多少不等其白帆布原色帆布衫鈕?鈕衫鈕半寸闊白細邊各料 均由差館物料公庫發出其餘別等物料俱承接人辦理凡投票之 人必要有貯庫作按鈕一百圓之收單呈驗方准落票倘該票批准其 人不肯承辦則將存庫按銀入官凡欲嶺投票格式?赴本署求取如 欲詳知投票顛末可赴總緝捕著請示投遞之票應用格紙填寫否則

署督部堂馬 察極?奉 批准?將各例欸開示於後仰爾諸色人 等一體恪遵毋忽特示

一千八百八十七年

二 月

計開車輛行走各條款

一自大鐘樓起至下環街市北各街道所有馬匹馬車及手車往東邊者 須從左手邊?大道北邊而行至同西邊時亦須從右手邊?大道北 邊而行倘途中前行各須遵照道路行走常例迴避

二所有馬匹馬車及手車往東邊者?到下環處?須轉由海旁在海旁 道一直行走至第二號差館東邊之灣仔道及鵝頸涌西邊之路止後 由跑馬?折?亦須遵照來時道路而行

三倘有在涌衢路或來往路口騎馬或駕車其勢可致傷人肢體或傷 及性命或有?行人則按例懲

四各轎倘往東邊即由大鐘樓起直向灣仔至掘斷龍之大道行走不准 由海旁一帶前行並須歸右手邊即大道南邊而行若返西邊之時亦 須遵照來時路徑歸左手邊?由大道南邊而行

五自黃泥涌各墳場起至各棚處止各界?不許停放車輛並不許各車 在該處疾行 六各車轎必須遵值日差役所

七畜犬之家不可任犬走近跑馬?倘見有流蕩之犬頸上無編列主人

初三日示

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY,1887.

151

姓名住址之帶?案一千八百四十五年第十四條則例第四款將該 犬擊斃

八凡乘轎來往者當由堅尼道行走以免將皇后大道壅塞至車馬等不 許在堅尼道行走

一家赴止票旁旁信署憲 許凡

憲示第六十

1

可史

曉諭招投承接事照得現要招人投接一由永樂街市

街止共長一千尺將海磡後邊一帶之道旁掘起落石

渠 二由政廳起至永樂街西邊尾止共長八百

起落石碎? 三在西摩道下段整三百四

!收截限 西?本年二月二十五

拜渠十?起

組五所尺?至 老正有將及馬

前午投海海禮?

近有付往外?吉信封無人到取現由外付財香港 郵政總局如有此人可郎到本局領取?將原名號左 付舊山信一封交唐景南收入

付省城信一封交黃健祥收入

作連付樂謙頓信一封交李亞貴收入

鍾欽福付新金山城多厘保家跌打丸信一包交鍾五收入 付舊山信一封:葉連慶收入

豪祿付舊山信一封交唐天 收入

國家 棄取

·署求取倘欲觀看 看章程及 兩署請示可也各票價列低昂任由 棄不取?此特示

付谷當信一封交賴亞才收入 付急頓卑信一封交區瑞網收入

一千八百八十七年

11

=日示

憲 示 第六 十 三 號

現有由外付到要信數封貯存

輔政使司史

郵政總局如有此人可?到本局領取遊將原名號列左

事照得現將官地一段出投係?錄岸地第一千零八十二號坐 落堅利德城准於西歷本年二月二十一日?禮拜一下午四點鐘當 ?開投如欲知詳細者可將西歷本年二月初五日第四十八號憲示 取看可也特示 一千八百八十七年

一封交周智開收入

十二日示

憲示第四十五號

署輔政使司史

曉諭事照得現將下列官地段出投係?錄岸地段第一千零三十號 至一千零四十四號又第一千零五十一號第一千五十二號及由 千零五十七號至一千零七十號共三十一段均坐落銅鑼灣 於西?本年二月十四日禮拜一下午四點鐘當?開股如欲知 細者可將西?本年正月二十九9第三十七號憲示取看可也特 千八百八十七年

二 月

十二

示示詳准由號?

二封交周勇聯收入 一封交周廷光收入 一封交周陵光收入 一封交周文迪收入 一封交周東收入 一封交周富剛收入 一封交周翰明收入 一封交周傑能收入 一封交周銳廷收人 一封交周社鑑收入 一封交周成基收入 一封交楊錦才收入 一封交楊閨秋收入 一封交李社彬收入 一封交李堆賢收入 一封交黃利然收入 一封交黃悅餘收入 一封交?葉興收入 一封交黎彰璧收入 封交亞爐母親 一封交維望母親收 一封交鄭覺初收入 一夜劉世磐收入 一封交永泰隆收入 一封交崔行中收入

1

封交周 鴉懷收 二封交周汝近收入 一封交周大恒收入 一封交楊滿大收人。 封交李維有收入 一封交願進收入 一封交黎丑養收7 一封交曾相烜收入 一封交吳後創收入 一封交南村周社長收

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY,1887.

151

姓名住址之帶?案一千八百四十五年第十四條則例第四款將該 犬擊斃

八凡乘轎來往者當由堅尼道行走以免將皇后大道壅塞至車馬等不 許在堅尼道行走

一家赴止票旁旁信署憲 許凡

憲示第六十

1

可史

曉諭招投承接事照得現要招人投接一由永樂街市

街止共長一千尺將海磡後邊一帶之道旁掘起落石

渠 二由政廳起至永樂街西邊尾止共長八百

起落石碎? 三在西摩道下段整三百四

!收截限 西?本年二月二十五

拜渠十?起

組五所尺?至 老正有將及馬

前午投海海禮?

近有付往外?吉信封無人到取現由外付財香港 郵政總局如有此人可郎到本局領取?將原名號左 付舊山信一封交唐景南收入

付省城信一封交黃健祥收入

作連付樂謙頓信一封交李亞貴收入

鍾欽福付新金山城多厘保家跌打丸信一包交鍾五收入 付舊山信一封:葉連慶收入

豪祿付舊山信一封交唐天 收入

國家 棄取

·署求取倘欲觀看 看章程及 兩署請示可也各票價列低昂任由 棄不取?此特示

付谷當信一封交賴亞才收入 付急頓卑信一封交區瑞網收入

一千八百八十七年

11

=日示

憲 示 第六 十 三 號

現有由外付到要信數封貯存

輔政使司史

郵政總局如有此人可?到本局領取遊將原名號列左

事照得現將官地一段出投係?錄岸地第一千零八十二號坐 落堅利德城准於西歷本年二月二十一日?禮拜一下午四點鐘當 ?開投如欲知詳細者可將西歷本年二月初五日第四十八號憲示 取看可也特示 一千八百八十七年

一封交周智開收入

十二日示

憲示第四十五號

署輔政使司史

曉諭事照得現將下列官地段出投係?錄岸地段第一千零三十號 至一千零四十四號又第一千零五十一號第一千五十二號及由 千零五十七號至一千零七十號共三十一段均坐落銅鑼灣 於西?本年二月十四日禮拜一下午四點鐘當?開股如欲知 細者可將西?本年正月二十九9第三十七號憲示取看可也特 千八百八十七年

二 月

十二

示示詳准由號?

二封交周勇聯收入 一封交周廷光收入 一封交周陵光收入 一封交周文迪收入 一封交周東收入 一封交周富剛收入 一封交周翰明收入 一封交周傑能收入 一封交周銳廷收人 一封交周社鑑收入 一封交周成基收入 一封交楊錦才收入 一封交楊閨秋收入 一封交李社彬收入 一封交李堆賢收入 一封交黃利然收入 一封交黃悅餘收入 一封交?葉興收入 一封交黎彰璧收入 封交亞爐母親 一封交維望母親收 一封交鄭覺初收入 一夜劉世磐收入 一封交永泰隆收入 一封交崔行中收入

1

封交周 鴉懷收 二封交周汝近收入 一封交周大恒收入 一封交楊滿大收人。 封交李維有收入 一封交願進收入 一封交黎丑養收7 一封交曾相烜收入 一封交吳後創收入 一封交南村周社長收

152 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 12TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

N

JURY LIST, 1887.

OTICE is hereby given that pur- suant to the Provisions of Section

 4 of Ordinance No. 24 of 1882, I have THIS DAY caused to be posted in the Court House, a List of all Men ascertain- ed by me to be liable to serve as Jurors.

The said List will remain so posted for the term of one fortnight, in order that any Person may, as the case shall be, apply by notice in writing to me requiring that his name, or the names of some other Person or Persons may be respectively either added to, or struck off the said List, upon cause duly assigned in such notice.

ALFRED G. WISE, Acting Registrar. Registry Supreme Court,

this 31st day of January, 1887.

THE

NOTICE.

THE next Criminal Sessions of the Supreme Court will be held on Friday, the 18th day of February, 1887, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.

By Order of the

ourt, ALFRED G. WISE, Acting Registrar.

Registry Supreme Court,

Hongkong. 12th February, 1887.

In the Matter of the Estate of

Νο

WILLIAM WHITFIELD, Deceased.

OTICE is hereby given that The Honour- able the Chief Justice has, in virtue of Section 3 of Ordinance No. 9 of 1870, made an Order limiting to the Seventh day of April, 1887, as the time for Creditors and others of WILLIAM WHITFIELD, late of No. 17, Grace- church Street, in the City of London, Mer- chant, deceased, (who died in the Regents Park, in the County of Middlesex in England, on the 7th day of March, 1885, and Letters of Administration with Exemplification of the Will annexed of whose personal estate, and effects have been granted by the Supreme Court of Hongkong, in its Probate Jurisdiction to ALFRED BULMER JOHNSON as Attorney for GEORGE WHITFIELD one of the Executors named in the Will of the said WILLIAM WHITFIELD, deceased), to send in their Claims against the above Estate.

  All Persons indebted to the above Estate or to the late Lieutenant-General WHITFIELD, deceased, are requested to make immediate payment to the above named ALFRED BULMER JOHNSON.

Dated this 8th day of February, 1887.

SHARP, JOHNSON & STOKES.

THE HONGKONG FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS.

is hereby that the

ORDINARY ANNUAL MEETING of Share- holders in the above named Company will be held at the Company's Office situate in Peddar's Street, Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, on Tuesday, the 22nd day of February, 1887, at 12.30 of the clock in the afternoon to receive a Statement of Accounts to the 31st December, 1886, the Report of the General Managers, and to elect a Consulting Committee and Auditors. And Notice is hereby also given that at the same place and in the same day at 12.45 o'clock in the afternoon or so soon afterwards as the Ordinary Annual Meeting shall be concluded, an EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING of the Company will be held for the purpose of passing the subjoined resolution.

Should the resolution be passed by the re- quired majority it will be submitted for con- firmation as a SPECIAL RESOLUTION to a SECOND EXTRAORDINARY MEETING which will be subsequently convened.

RESOLUTION.

That the Articles of Association be altered in

manner following:

(a.) The following Article shall be substituted

for Article No. 111, namely:-111.-The Reserve Fund shall consist of a sum of not less than $1,000,000 nor more than $1,500,000. (b.) The following Article shall be substituted for Article No. 112, namely:-112.-The Reserve Fund having now reached the

sum of $1,000,000 the General Managers and the Consulting Committee may appro priate from time to time so much of the profits as they may deem desirable to the Reserve Fund until the said Fund shall amount to the sum of $1,500,000 provided always that such annual appropriation shall not exceed 10 per Cent. of the said profits.

(c.) The following Article shall be substituted for Article No. 115, namely:-115.- The said Reserve Fund shall if practicable be maintained at a sum of not less than $1,000,000 nor more than $1,500,000 and the whole of the future accruing profits of the Company shall, subject to such annual Bonus as aforesaid and less such portion or portions (if any) thereof (not excceding in any year 30 per Cent. of the profits of such year) as the General Managers may (as they are hereby em- powered to do) apply in maintaining the Reserve Fund at a sum of not less than $1,000,000 and less also such portion or portions (if any) thereof as may from time to time be applied in increasing the said Reserve Fund under Article 112 be divisi- ble amongst the Shareholders generally according to the number of Shares held by each.

The Transfer Books of the Company will be closed from the 9th to the 22nd day of February both days inclusive.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co., General Managers, Hongkong Fire Insurance Co., Limited. Hongkong, 31st January, 1887.

HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION.

FORTY-THIRD

REPORT OF THE OURT OF DIRECTORS

TO THE

ORDINARY HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING

OF

SHAREHOLDERS

TO BE HELD

AT THE CITY HALL, HONGKONG, On Saturday, the 26th February, 1887,

AT NOON.

To the Proprietors of the

HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION.

GENTLEMEN,

The Directors have now to submit to you a General Statement of the affairs of the Bank, and Balance Sheet for the half-year ending 31st December last.

The net profits, including amount carried forward amount to $882,148.87, after paying charges and making provision for bad and doubtful debts, excepting those referred to below. This result the Directors believe will be regarded as satisfactory, considering the difficulties under which the Bank's business has been carried on, owing to the violent fluctua- tions in Silver which have characterized the period under review.

It is with much regret that the Directors have to recommend the transfer of $500,000 to Contingent Account to provide for doubtful outstandings at one Agency of the Bank. Of this amount the Directors look upon $350,000 as bad, and although they hope to recover the balance either in whole or in part, they do not feel justified in considering it as a good asset. To make this provision, the Directors propose that $300,000 be taken from Profit and Loss Account, and $200,000 from Reserve for equali- zation of Dividends.

After making these Transfers and deducting remuneration to Directors, there remains for appropriation $572,148.87, out of which the Directors recommend a Dividend of One Pound and Ten Shillings Sterling per Share, which will absorb $400,000.

The difference of Exchange between 4/6, the rate at which the Dividend is declared and 33 the current rate of the day amounts to $146,835.44.

The balance $25,313.43 to be brought forward to credit of New Profit and Loss Account.

DIRECTORS.

Messrs. DALRYMPLE, HUNTINGTON, and the Honourable A. P. MCEWEN retire in rotation, and being eligible for re-election offer themselves accordingly.

The Directors have invited Mr. W. H. F. DARBY to fill a vacant seat on the Board, and the Honourable WM. KESWICK having resigned, his place has been supplied by the Honourable J. BELL-IRVING. Both these appointments require the confirmation of the Shareholders.

Mr. M. GROTE has been appointed Chairman for 1887, and Mr. C. D. BOTTOMLEY Vice- Chairman.

AUDITORS.

The accounts have been audited by the Hon. PHINEAS RYRIE and Mr. FULLARTON HEN- DERSON.

M. GROTE, Deputy Chairman.

Hongkong, 10th February, 1887.

AFSTRACT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES, HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING

CORPORATION. 31st December, 1886.

LIABILITIES.

Paid-up Capital,...... Reserve Fund,

Reserve for Equalization of Dividends, Marine Insurance Account,. Notes in Circulation,...$ 4,449,739.30 Deposits,

69,865,901.49

Bills Payable (including Drafts on London Bankers and Short Sight Drawings on

London Office

against Bills Receivable and Bul- lion Shipments),......

Profit and Loss Account,

Cash,

ASSETS.

INVESTMENTS, viz.:-

£100,000, 3 per cent. Consols. £150,000, 3 per cent. Indian Gov-

erument Sterling Loan.

7,500,000.00 4,500,000.00

200,000.00

250,000.00

74,315,640.79

17,195,240.80

882,148.87

$104,843,030.46

The above lodged with the Bank of England as a Special London Reserve,

...1,378,461.53

I's. 5,000,000, Indian

4 per cent. Govt. 2,194,776.50 Loan,

.$ 8,979,093.00

Bills Discounted, Loans and Credits, 86,807,229.00

Bills Receivable,

Bank Premises,...

Dead Stock,....................

3,573,238.02

54,765,645.81

608,647.03

114,177,59

$104,843,030.46

PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT,

HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING

Dr.

CORPORATION..

31st December, 1886.

To AMOUNTS WRITTEN OFF :-

Remuneration to Directors.................... To DIVIDEND ACCOUNT:-

£1.10 per Share on 60,000 Shares=

£90,000 @ 4/6......

To DIVIDEND ADJUSTMENT AC-

COUNT:-

Difference in Exchange between 4/6,

the rate at which the Dividend is declared, and 3/34, the Cur- rent rate of the day,

To CONTINGENT ACCOUNT:

Amount set aside to meet losses,... To BALANCE carried forward to

next half-year,

Cr.

By Balance of Undivided . Profits, 30th June,

1886,

By Amount of Net Profits

$111,760.34

for the Six Months ending 31st December, 1886, after deducting all Expenses and In- terest paid and due, 770,388.58

By Amount transferred from Reserve

for Equalization of Dividends, .

RESERVE FUND.

10,000.00

$400,000.00

$146,835.44

500,000.00

25,313.43

$1,082,148.87

$882.148.87

200,000.00

$1,082,148.87

To Balance on 31st December, 1886,...$4,500,000.00

By Balance on 30th June, 1886,..

$4,500,000.00

RESERVE FOR EQUALIZATION OF DIVIDENDS.

To Amount transferred to Profit and

Loss Account,

By Balance on 30th June, 1886,. .

$200,000.00

$200,000.00

JOHN WALTER, Acting Chief Manager. H. M. BEVIS, Chief Accountant.

M. GROTE,

C. D. BOTTOMLEY, ? Directors. H. HOPPIUS,

We have compared the above Statements with the Books, Vouchers and Securities at the Head Office, and with the Returns from the various Branches and Agencies, and have found the same to be correct.

P. RYRIE,

F. HENDERSON, Auditors. Hongkong, 10th February, 1887.

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

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Published by Authority.

No. 8.

號八第

日七十二月正年亥丁

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887

日九十月二年七十八百八千一

VOL. XXXIII.

簿三十三第

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL No. 15.

FRIDAY, 11TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

PRESENT:

His Honour the Chief Justice, (SIR GEORGE PHILLIPPO, Knt.), President.

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (FREDERICK STewart.)

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the Acting Attorney General, (EDWARD JAMES ACKROYD.)

the Surveyor General, (JOHN MACNEILE PRICE.)

HENRY GEORGE THOMSETT, R.N.

PHINEAS RYRIE.

WONG SHING.

JOHN BELL-IRVING, (vice the Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK, on leave). ALEXANDER PALMER MACEWEN, (vice the Honourable THOMAS JACKSON,

on leave).

CATCHICK PAUL CHATER, (vice the Honourable FREDERICK DAVID SAS-

SOON, on leave).

ABSENT:

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government (WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, C.M.G.),

from indisposition.

The Honourable the Colonial Treasurer, (ALFRED LISTER), by leave.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 4th instant, were read and confirmed.

VOTE OF MONEY REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-Read the following Minute by His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government:-

Mis. Doc.

1357 of 1886,

and

80 of 1887.

W. H. MARSH.

----

The Officer Administering the Government recommends the Council to vote the sum of $816 to defray the expenses of collecting Village Taxes and Squatters' Licence Fees, by the Treasury.

This service, which has hitherto been performed by the Registrar General's Department, is now to be carried on by the Treasury:-

A Shroff,

....

An Assistant Shroff,

A Coolie,

Indian Constable, Contingencies,

$240.00 per annum.

180.00

""

108.00

188.00

29

100.00

""

$1816.00

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***

The sum of $613 will be saved in the Registrar General's Department, and is, therefore, a transfer vote. The remaining $203 is the additional sum required.

Government House, Hongkong, 4th February, 1887.

The Acting Colonial Secretary moved, that this vote be referred to the Finance Committee.

Captain THOMSETT, seconded.

Question-put and passed.

  QUESTION. Mr. CHATER, pursuant to notice, asked the following question, and addressed the Council:-

As there is a general desire on the part of the Community of Hongkong to celebrate Her Majesty's Jubilee year in a fit and appropriate manner, I wish to ask whether the Government would co-operate in any movement made by the public for that purpose?

The Chief Justice replied.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO REMOVE DOUBTS AS TO THE APPLICATION OF ORDINANCE No. 2 OF 1875.-The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of this Bill, and addressed the Council on the objects and reasons of it.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded, and addressed the Council.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE THE CARRYING AND POSSESSION OF ARMS.- .On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council went into Committee on this Bill.

Progress reported, clauses 8 and 9 being postponed for further consideration.

  BILL ENTITLED THE CATTLE AND MARKETS ORDINANCE.-The Acting Attorney General informed the Council that, owing to several changes in this Bill, it was necessary to substitute a new Bill for the one now before the Council. He therefore moved that this Bill be expunged from the Order of the Day.

Question-put and passed.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE LAW RESPECTING DEFAMATORY WORDS AND LIBEL.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a third time.

Question put that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed, and numbered as Ordinance No. 5 of 1887.

POSTPONEMENT OF THE OTHER ORDERS OF THE DAY.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, the other Orders of the Day were postponed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council was then adjourned to Friday, the 18th instant, at 4 P.M.

Read and confirmed, this 18th day of February, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

W. H. MARSH, Administering the Government.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 64.

The following Bill, which was read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held yesterday, is published for general information.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 19th February, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

154

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

***

The sum of $613 will be saved in the Registrar General's Department, and is, therefore, a transfer vote. The remaining $203 is the additional sum required.

Government House, Hongkong, 4th February, 1887.

The Acting Colonial Secretary moved, that this vote be referred to the Finance Committee.

Captain THOMSETT, seconded.

Question-put and passed.

  QUESTION. Mr. CHATER, pursuant to notice, asked the following question, and addressed the Council:-

As there is a general desire on the part of the Community of Hongkong to celebrate Her Majesty's Jubilee year in a fit and appropriate manner, I wish to ask whether the Government would co-operate in any movement made by the public for that purpose?

The Chief Justice replied.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO REMOVE DOUBTS AS TO THE APPLICATION OF ORDINANCE No. 2 OF 1875.-The Acting Attorney General moved the second reading of this Bill, and addressed the Council on the objects and reasons of it.

The Acting Colonial Secretary seconded, and addressed the Council.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE THE CARRYING AND POSSESSION OF ARMS.- .On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council went into Committee on this Bill.

Progress reported, clauses 8 and 9 being postponed for further consideration.

  BILL ENTITLED THE CATTLE AND MARKETS ORDINANCE.-The Acting Attorney General informed the Council that, owing to several changes in this Bill, it was necessary to substitute a new Bill for the one now before the Council. He therefore moved that this Bill be expunged from the Order of the Day.

Question-put and passed.

  BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE LAW RESPECTING DEFAMATORY WORDS AND LIBEL.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a third time.

Question put that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed, and numbered as Ordinance No. 5 of 1887.

POSTPONEMENT OF THE OTHER ORDERS OF THE DAY.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, the other Orders of the Day were postponed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council was then adjourned to Friday, the 18th instant, at 4 P.M.

Read and confirmed, this 18th day of February, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

W. H. MARSH, Administering the Government.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 64.

The following Bill, which was read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held yesterday, is published for general information.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 19th February, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance for the more effectual Prevention

of Crimes.

BE advice or the Legislative Council thereof, as fol-

E it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the

lows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as The Prevention of Crimes Ordinance, 1887.

Licences.

2. It shall be lawful for the Governor, by an order in writing under his hand and seal, to grant to any convict now under sentence of penal servitude, or who may hereafter be sentenced to penal servitude a licence to be at large in this Colony, or in such part thereof as in such licence shall be expressed, during such portion of his or her term of impri- sonment, and upon such conditions in all respects as to the said Governor shall seem fit; and it shall be lawful for the said Governor to revoke or alter such licence by a like order at his pleasure.

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3. So long as such licence shall continue in force and unrevoked, such convict shall not be liable to be imprisoned by reason of his or her sentence, but shall be allowed to go and remain at large according to the terms of such licence.

4. Provided always, that if it shall please the Governor to revoke any such licence as aforesaid it shall be lawful for him, by warrant under his hand and seal, to signify to a Magistrate that such licence has been revoked, and to require such Magistrate to issue his warrant under his hand and seal for the apprehension of the convict to whom such licence was granted, and such Magistrate shall issue his warrant accordingly, and such warrant shall and may be executed by the constable to whom the same shall be delivered for that purpose in any part of this Colony; and such convict when apprehended under such warrant shall be brought, as soon as he conveniently may be, before the Magistrate by whom the said warrant shall have been issued, or some other Magistrate of the said Colony, and such Magistrate shall thereupon make out his warrant under his hand and seal for the recommitment of such convict to the prison or place of confinement from which he was released by virtue of the said licence, and such convict shall be so recommitted accordingly, and shall thereupon be remitted to his or her original' sentence, and shall undergo the residue thereof as if no such licence had been granted.

5. A licence granted under this Ordinance may be in the form set forth in the schedule to this Ordinance annexed, and may be written, printed, or lithographed. If any holder of a licence granted in the form set forth in the said schedule is convicted, either by the verdict of a jury, or upon his own confession, of any offence, his licence shall be forthwith forfeited by virtue of such conviction.

6. If any holder of a licence granted in the form set forth in the said Schedule,-

(1.) Fails to produce his licence when required to do so by any Judge, Magistrate or Justice of the Peace before whom he may be brought charged with any offence, or by any constable or officer of the Police in whose custody he may be, and also fails to make any reasonable excuse why he does not produce the same; or

(2.) Breaks any of the other conditions of his licence by an act that is not of itself punishable either upon information or upon summary conviction; He shall be deemed guilty of an offence punishable summa- rily by imprisonment for any period not exceeding three months, with or without hard labour.

7. Any Police officer may, without warrant, take into custody any holder of such a licence whom he may reasonably suspect of having committed any offence, or having broken any of the conditions of his licence, and may detain him in custody until he can be taken before a Magistrate, and dealt with according to law.

8. Where any licence granted in the form set forth in the said schedule is forfeited by a conviction of any indictable offence, or is revoked in pursuance of a summary conviction under this Ordinance or any other Ordinance

Short Title.

Governor may grant licences to be at large under sentence of Penal Servitude. (16 & 17 Vic. c. 99 s. 9.)

Holder of licence not to be imprisoned by reason of

his sentence. (16 & 17 Vic.

c. 99 s. 10.)

If licence revoked, the convict may be apprehended' and committed to prison. (16 & 17 Vic.

?. 99 s. 11.)

Forfeiture of licence. (27 & 28 Vio. c. 47 s. 4.)

Offences by holders of licence.

(27 & 28 Vic. ?. 47 8. 5.)

Apprehension

of holder of licence without

warrant. (27 & 28 Vic. c. 47 8. 6.)

Effect of Forfeiture or revocation of Licence. (27 & 28 Vic. c. 47 s. 9.)

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Penalty on holders of licences getting their Livelihood by dishonest means. (34 & 35 Vic. c. 113 B. 3)

Penalty on

breach of conditions of licence. (34 & 35 Vic. c. 112 s. 4.)

Convict hold- ing licence to notify residence to police.

(34 & 35 Vic. c. 112 s. 5.)

the person whose licence is forfeited or revoked shall, after undergoing any other punishment to which he may be sen- tenced for the offence in consequence of which his licence is forfeited or revoked, further undergo a term of penal servitude equal to the portion of his term of penal servi- tude that remained unexpired at the time of his licence being granted, and shall, for the purpose of his undergoing such last mentioned punishment, be detained in any prison in which he may be confined, by a warrant under the hand and seal of a Magistrate, and shall be liable to be there dealt with in all respects as if such term of penal servitude had formed part of his original sentence.

9. Any constable in any police district may, if authori- sed so to do in writing by the chief officer of police of that district, without warrant take into custody any convict who is the holder of a licence granted under this Ordinance, if it appears to such constable that such convict is getting his livelihood by dishonest means, and may bring him before a Magistrate for adjudication.

If it appears from the facts proved before such Magis- trate that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the convict so brought before him is getting his livelihood by dishonest means, such convict shall be deemed to be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance, and his licence shall be forfeited.

10. Where in any licence granted under this Ordinance, any conditions different from or in addition to those con- contained in the schedule of this Ordinance, are inserted, the holder of such licence, if he breaks any such conditions by an act that is not of itself punishable, either upon in- formation or upon summary conviction, shall be deemed guilty of an offence against this Ordinance, and shall be liable to imprisonment for any period not exceeding three months, with or without hard labour.

A copy of any conditions annexed to any licence granted under this Ordinance other than the conditions contained in the schedule of this Ordinance, shall be laid before the Legislative Council within twenty-one days after the making thereof, if the Council be then sitting, or if not, then within fourteen days after the commencement of the next session of Council.

11. Every holder of a licence granted under this Ordi- nance who is at large in the Colony shall notify the place of his residence, to the officer of police in charge of the district in which his residence is situated, and shall when- ever he changes such residence within the same police district, notify such change to the said officer of police, and whenever he changes his residence from one police district to another shall notify such change of residence to the officer of police in charge of the police district which he is leaving, and to the officer of police in charge of the police district into which he goes to reside; moreover, every male: holder of such a licence as aforesaid shall, once in each month, report himself at such time as may be prescribed by the officer of police in charge of the district in which such holder may be, either to such officer himself or to such other person as that officer may direct.

If any holder of a licence who is at large in the Colony remains in any place for forty-eight hours without notifying the place of his residence to the officer of police in charge of the district in which such place is situated, or fails to comply with the requisitions of this section on the occasion of any change of residence, or with the requisitions of this section as to reporting himself once in each month, he shall in every such case, unless he proves to the satisfaction of the Court or Magistrate before whom he is tried that he did his best to act in conformity with the law, be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance, and upon conviction thereof his licence may in the discretion of the Court or Magistrate be forfeited; or if the term of penal servitude in respect of which his licence was granted has expired at the date of his conviction, it shall be lawful for the Court or Magistrate to sentence him to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for a term not exceeding one year, or if the said term of penal servitude has not expired, but the remainder unexpired thereof is a lesser period than one year, then to sentence him to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, to commence at the expiration of the said term of penal servitude, for such a term as, together with the remainder unexpired of his said term of penal servitude, will not exceed one year.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

Register of Criminals.

12. The following enactments shall be made with a view to facilitate the identification of criminals :-

(1.) Registers of all persons convicted of crime in the Colony shall be kept in such form and containing such particulars as may from time to time be prescribed by the Governor :

(2.) The register shall be kept under the management of the Captain Superintendent of Police or such other person as the Governor may appoint: (3.) The Superintendent of Victoria Gaol shall make returns of the persons convicted of crime and coming within his custody; and such returns shall be in such form and contain such particulars as the Governor may require :

(4.) The Governor may make regulations as to the photographing of all prisoners convicted of crime who may for the time being be confined in Victoria Gaol and may in such regulations prescribe the time or times at which and the manner and dress in which such prisoners are to be taken, and the number of photographs of each prisoner to be printed, and the persons to whom such photographs are to be sent :

(5.) Any regulations made by the Governor as to the photographing of prisoners in any prison in the Colony shall be deemed to be regulations for the Government of that prison, and binding on all persons, in the same manner as if they were contained in the Rules made under section 17 of Ordinance 18 of 1885.

(6.) Any prisoner refusing to obey any regulation made in pursuance of this section shall be deemed guilty of an offence against prison discipline within the meaning of section 16 of Ordinance 18 of 1885.

(7.) The Governor may from time to time modify,

repeal, or add to any regulations so made:

13. For the purposes of this Ordinance the Colony shall be divided into the Police districts in Schedule B set forth.

Register and photograph- ing of crimi- nals. (34 & 35 Vic. c. 112 s. 6.)

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SCHEDULES.

(A.)

Order of Licence to a Convict made under Ordinance ·

[L.S.]

The Governor is pleased to grant to

who was convicted of

of 188.

}

at the Criminal Sessions of the Supreme Court, for the Colony of Hongkong on the

day of

188 and was then and there sentenced to be kept in Penal Servitude for the term of

and is now confined in the

his Licence to be at large from the day of his liberation under this Order during the remaining portion of his said term of Penal Servitude unless the said

shall before the

expiration of the said term be convicted of some indictable offence within the Colony, in which case such licence will be immediately forfeited by law, or unless it shall please the Governor sooner to revoke or alter such licence.

This licence is given subject to the Conditions indorsed upon the same, upon the breach of any of which it will be liable to be revoked, whither such breach is followed by a conviction or not.

And the Governor hereby orders that the said

be set at liberty within thirty days from the date of this Order, Given under my hand and seal at Victoria, Hongkong, this

day of

188

By His Excellency's Command,

Colonial Secretary.

CONDITIONS.

1. The holder shall preserve his licence and produce it when called upon to do so by a Magistrate, Justice of the Peace or Police Officer.

2. He shall abstain from any violation of the law.

3. He shall not habitually associate with notoriously bad charac-

ters, such as reputed thieves and prostitutes.

4. He shall not lead an idle and dissolute life without visible

means of obtaining an honest livelihood.

If his licence is forfeited or revoked in consequence of a convic- tion for any offence, he will be liable to undergo a term of Penal Servitude equal to the portion of his term of

years which remained unexpired when his licence was granted, viz., the term of

years.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

(B.)

1. Eastern District of the City of Victoria.

2. Western District of the City of Victoria. 3. Central District of the City of Victoria.

4. Yaumati.

All parts of the Colony together with the waters thereof not included in the above Districts shall form and be designated "District No. 5."

This District shall for the purposes of Section 11 of this Ordinance be deemed to be a portion of the Central District.

The Eastern District is that part of the City of Victoria which is bounded as follows:-

On the West by a line drawn South from the Government Wharf to the Taitam Conduit.

On the South by the Taitam Conduit.

On the East by a line from Black Rock by Whitfield Station to the West end of Taitam Tunnel.

On the North by the Harbour.

The Western District comprises that part of the City of Victoria which is bounded as follows:-

On the East by a line drawn South through Wo Fung Street until it reaches the Pokfulam Reservoir Conduit.

On the South by the Conduit and a line prolonged to Sandy Bay. On the North and West by the waters of the Colony.

The Central District is composed of that portion of the City of Victoria situate between the said Eastern and Western Districts.

Yaumati shall include the whole of British Kowloon Peninsula,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 65,

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has given his assent, in the name and on behalf of the Queen, to the following Ordinances passed by the Legislative Council :-

Ordinance No. 1 of 1887.-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled The Post Office Ordinance, 1887.

Ordinance No. 2 of 1887.-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance to amend the Promissory Oaths Ordinance, 1869.

Ordinance No. 3 of 1887.-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 8 of 1879.

Ordinance No. 4 of 1887.-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the *advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance for promoting the Revision of the Statute Law by repealing certain enactments which have ceased to be in force or have become unnecessary.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1887.

FREDERICK Stewart,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

LS

W. H. MARSH.

No. 1 OF 1887.

Title.

Interpreta- tion.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hong- kong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled The Post Office Ordinance, 1887.

BE enacted

[15th February, 1887.]

E it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as fol-

lows:-

1. In this Ordinance, and in any Order in Council or regulation made thereunder, unless the context indicates the contrary, the following expressions shall have the mean- ings set against them respectively, that is to say:

Consignees' Letters. Any letters forwarded by any vessel on the same voyage as and relating to goods or merchandise on board of such vessel.

Contract Packet-Any vessel for the conveyance of letter bags and correspondence under contract.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

(B.)

1. Eastern District of the City of Victoria.

2. Western District of the City of Victoria. 3. Central District of the City of Victoria.

4. Yaumati.

All parts of the Colony together with the waters thereof not included in the above Districts shall form and be designated "District No. 5."

This District shall for the purposes of Section 11 of this Ordinance be deemed to be a portion of the Central District.

The Eastern District is that part of the City of Victoria which is bounded as follows:-

On the West by a line drawn South from the Government Wharf to the Taitam Conduit.

On the South by the Taitam Conduit.

On the East by a line from Black Rock by Whitfield Station to the West end of Taitam Tunnel.

On the North by the Harbour.

The Western District comprises that part of the City of Victoria which is bounded as follows:-

On the East by a line drawn South through Wo Fung Street until it reaches the Pokfulam Reservoir Conduit.

On the South by the Conduit and a line prolonged to Sandy Bay. On the North and West by the waters of the Colony.

The Central District is composed of that portion of the City of Victoria situate between the said Eastern and Western Districts.

Yaumati shall include the whole of British Kowloon Peninsula,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 65,

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has given his assent, in the name and on behalf of the Queen, to the following Ordinances passed by the Legislative Council :-

Ordinance No. 1 of 1887.-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled The Post Office Ordinance, 1887.

Ordinance No. 2 of 1887.-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance to amend the Promissory Oaths Ordinance, 1869.

Ordinance No. 3 of 1887.-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 8 of 1879.

Ordinance No. 4 of 1887.-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the *advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance for promoting the Revision of the Statute Law by repealing certain enactments which have ceased to be in force or have become unnecessary.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1887.

FREDERICK Stewart,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

LS

W. H. MARSH.

No. 1 OF 1887.

Title.

Interpreta- tion.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hong- kong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled The Post Office Ordinance, 1887.

BE enacted

[15th February, 1887.]

E it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as fol-

lows:-

1. In this Ordinance, and in any Order in Council or regulation made thereunder, unless the context indicates the contrary, the following expressions shall have the mean- ings set against them respectively, that is to say:

Consignees' Letters. Any letters forwarded by any vessel on the same voyage as and relating to goods or merchandise on board of such vessel.

Contract Packet-Any vessel for the conveyance of letter bags and correspondence under contract.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887. 159

Correspondence.-Any letter, newspaper, book, pam- phlet, document, parcel, or package, or other article what-- soever transmitted by post, whether in a closed mail or having been placed loose on board any Contract Packet or vessel for transmission; and a letter or other article shall be deemed to be correspondence from the time of its arrival within the limits of the Colony, if brought to the Colony by post, or from the time of its delivery to the Post Office if not so brought, and in either case shall continue to be deemed correspondence to the time of its delivery from the Post Office; and delivery to or by any person authorised to receive or deliver letter bags or correspondence on behalf of the Postmaster General shall be a delivery to or from the Post Office.

Letter Bag.-Any bag, or box, or packet, or parcel, or other envelope or covering in which correspondence is con- veyed, whether it does or does not contain correspondence.

Master of a Vessel.-Any person in charge of a vessel, whether commander, mate, or other person.

Officer of the Post Office.-The Postmaster General, and every Postmaster, Assistant Postmaster, Agent, Officer, Clerk, Letter Carrier, or any other person employed in any business of the Post Office, 'whether employed by the Postmaster General, or by any person under him, or on behalf of the Post Office.

Persons employed by or under the Post Office.-Every person employed in any business of the Post Office accord- ing to the interpretation given to Officer of the Post Office.

Postage Stamp.-Any label or stamp for denoting any rate of postage, or any envelope, wrapper, card, form, or paper, words, letters, or marks, purporting to au- thorise the transmission by post of any correspondence, whether such postage stamp shall be issued under this Ordinance or by the Postmaster General of the United Kingdom, or by the Government of any Colony or foreign country.

Postmaster General.-The Postmaster-General of the Colony.

Post Office. Any house, building, room, or place where correspondence is received or delivered, or in which it is sorted, made up, or despatched.

Vessel. Any ship or other vessel not being a contract packet.

2. There shall be one General Post Office of the Colony where correspondence may be received from all places, and whence correspondence may be despatched to all places, and the Post Office at the time of the passing of this Ordi- nance shall be such General Post Office until the site thereof is changed by the Governor.

The Governor may establish such District Post Offices in the Colony as he thinks fit.

Management.

3. The Postmaster General, and all other officers of the Post Office at the time of the passing, of this Ordinance shall be continued in their offices, and shall have all the powers and privileges hereby conferred upon the holders of their respective offices.

4. The Governor may from time to time appoint a Post- master General of the Colony, and all necessary Assistant Postmasters General, Postmasters, agents, clerks, or ser- vants for conducting the business of the Post Office, and may remove any officers so appointed.

.

5. The Postmaster General shall, by himself or his de- puties, have the entire charge of the General Post Office and of all postal matters within the Colony, with sole power, within the Colony, of receiving from all persons authorized to deliver the same all letter bags and corres- pondence arriving in the Colony; and with sole power, within the Colony, of collecting, receiving, and delivering to all persons authorised to receive the same all correspond- ence for transmission by or through the General Post Office to places out of the Colony.

The said Postmaster General shall also have the exclusive privilege, within the Colony, of performing all the incidental services of receiving, collecting, despatching and delivering all correspondence arriving from, or transmitted to any place out of the Colony; and no letters, unless exempt by law, shall be delivered in, or transmitted from the Colony otherwise than by or through the General Post Office,

General Post office.

Postmaster General and officers continued In their offices.

Appointment of officers in future.

Postmaster General solely authorized to receive and deliver all cor- respondence.

160 THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

Letters excepted

under Acts of Imperial Parliament.

Receipt of postage, and accounts.

Governor in Council may fix rates of postage.

Orders to be published by Proclamation.

The Governor may make regulations.

Decision as to newspapers, packets, &c.

Paid corres- pondence to be delivered or transmitted

without further

charge.

Seamen's and Soldiers' letters.

Dies, &c. for postage stamps.

Opening letters.

Unpaid letters.

6. All correspondence which, by any Act of the Imperial Parliament, is excepted from the exclusive privilege of the Imperial Post Office, shall within this Colony be excepted from the exclusive privilege of the Postmaster General of the Colony. Consignees' Letters shall be excepted from the exclusive privilege of the Postmaster General, but, if taken to the Post Office, such Consignees' Letters shall be subject to the same Rates of Postage and general regulations as apply to other correspondence.

7. The Postmaster General shall receive all postage payable in the Colony and shall keep accounts of all cor- respondence received and despatched by him, with the particulars of the Postage thereof, in such manner and form as the Governor may from time to time direct. The accounts of monies payable to the Imperial Postmaster General shall be kept distinct from the accounts of monies payable to the Colonial Treasury.

The Postmaster General shall keep the accounts of monies payable to the Imperial Postmaster General in such form and shall transmit such monies in such manner as the said Imperial Postmaster General may from time to time direct.

8. The Governor in Council may from time to time by order determine the rates of postage to be charged upon all correspondence sent by post from the General Post Office of the Colony, or received therein from places outside the Colony, and may revoke, alter, or add to any such order, provided that no such order be inconsistent with any in- structions transmitted from the Secretary of State for the Colonies or from the Imperial Postmaster General.

9. The Governor shall publish every such order by Proclamation in the Gazette; and every order, when so published, shall have the same effect as if it had been in- serted in this Ordinance. All such Orders in Council in force at the time of passing of this Ordinance are hereby. continued in force until duly revoked or altered by the Governor in Council.

10. The Governor may, subject to such instructions as aforesaid, from time to time make, alter, and repeal, in re- lation to correspondence sent by post, such regulations as he thinks fit for regulating times and modes of posting and delivery, prepayment, late fees, fines on unpaid correspond- ence, the registry of correspondence, money orders, the sale and affixing of postage stamps, the dimensions, weights, and contents of packets, and other such similar regulations as the Governor from time to time thinks necessary for the better execution of this Ordinance.

All such regulations as affect the public shall be published in the Gazette, or in the Postal Guide published by the Postmaster General, and shall have no effect until so published.

11. Any question whether an article of correspondence is a letter, or whether any publication is a newspaper or a supplement, or whether any packet is a book packet or pattern or sample. packet within the meaning of this Ordi- nance, or of any order in Council or regulations made thereunder, shall be decided by the Postmaster General. The Governor may, if he thinks fit, on the application of any person interested, reverse or modify such decision, and order accordingly.

12. All correspondence which arrives in this Colony fully paid according to the rates in force for the time being shall be delivered or transmitted from the Post Office with- out further charge.

13. All letters received or sent by sailors or soldiers of Her Majesty's sea or land forces shall be charged with such reduction in the rates of postage as is allowed to them by any Act of the Imperial Parliament.

14. The Governor may from time to time provide pro- per postage stamps and proper dies and other implements for denoting, by adhesive stamps or otherwise, the rates of postage payable under this Ordinance, or any regulation thereunder.

15. The Postmaster General may if necessary open, and if possible return to the sender :-

(1) Any correspondence upon which the prepayment of postage is compulsory, and which cannot be sent unpaid by any other route, and upon which the proper postage has not been paid.

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(2) Any correspondence which is returned to the General Post Office for want of a proper address, or from inability to find the person to whom it is addressed, and which remains unclaimed for ten days after being advertised in the Gazette.

16. When any packet is delivered to the Post Office and has thereby become liable to postage, and evidence is ad- duced to the satisfaction of the Postmaster General that such packet has been delivered to the Post Office by mis- take, the Postmaster General may cause such packet to be opened in the presence of an officer in the Post Office, and may return the same without charge to the person inter- ested; unless such packet is found to contain any letter or manuscript liable to postage; in which case the Postmaster General shall retain the packet until he is paid the full rate of postage chargeable upon such letter or manuscript.

17. After any correspondence has been delivered to the Post Office, no person employed by or under the Post Office shall, except in the cases above mentioned, open the same or delay its transmission, or return the same to any person, or procure or suffer the same to be opened, delayed, or re- turned, unless he is authorised by express warrant in writing under the hand of the Governor, or the British Consul at the port.

The Governor, or the British Consul at the port, may at his discretion grant such warrants for opening or returning any specified letter or other article of correspondence.

Despatch and Receipt of Mails.

18. Every master of a vessel shall, immediately on arrival, and before reporting at the Harbour Office, deliver to the Post Office all letter bags and correspondence on board, except such as are exempt by law. Should such vessel be put in quarantine the master shall deliver all such letter bags and correspondence to any person authorised by the Postmaster General to receive them, or may deliver them to the Health Officer.

19. The Postmaster General shall pay to every master of a vessel, not being a contract packet, a gratuity of two cents for every letter, and one cent for every other article of correspondence delivered by him to the Post Office

e; No gratuity shall be payable

(1) For a second transmission of any correspondence; (2) On correspondence delivered to any Post Office to

be thence transmitted by contract packet; (3) On correspondence the gratuity on which is certi- fied by the despatching office to have been paid. (4) The gratuity payable on letters transmitted between Hongkong, Canton, and Macao, in either direc- tion, shall be one cent only.

20. The Postmaster General may pay like gratuities to any master of a vessel leaving Hongkong on every article of correspondence delivered to such master from the Post Office, or certified by the Post Office of destination to have been duly received from him.

21. The powers of the Governor in Council as defined and regulated by sections 8 and 9 of this Ordinance, shall equally apply to the rates of gratuity to be paid to ship masters for the delivery of mails, either generally or in particular cases. The gratuities fixed by any Order in Council under this section shall not be less on the average than the sums otherwise required by this Ordinance to be paid.

22. Every master of a vessel who receives such gratuities or to whom such gratuities have been credited in the ac- counts of the Postmaster General shall be held to have made a contract with the Postmaster General that, in con- sideration of the gratuities so paid, he will duly deliver all letter bags and correspondence received from the Post Office to the persons to whom the same are addressed immediately on his arrival in port, without wilful or avoidable delay, and that if he fail in any respect to perform his said contract he will pay to the Postmaster General the sum of five hundred dollars as liquidated damages for the breach of his said contract.

Dead letters.

Postage may

be remitted on packets not containing letters if sent in mistake.

Warrants for opening or returning cor- respondence.

Delivery of mails.

Gratuities to masters of Vessels inwards.

Gratuities to masters of Vessels outwards.

Rates of gratuity.

Damages for non-delivery of mail.

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Persons proposing to despatch Tessels to give notice to the Postmaster General,

Making up mails on board.

Refusal to carry Mails.

23. Every person or firm proposing to despatch a vessel to any port or place out of this Colony, excepting vessels plying daily or on fixed days to Macao or to places on the Canton River, shall, so soon as he has arranged the time for the departure of such vessel, give the first intimation of such proposed departure to the Postmaster General, and shall, in like manner, intimate to the Postmaster General any alteration in the day or hour of departure of the said vessel, and the Postmaster General shall, on receiving such intimation, give notice to the public of the day and hour for closing the mails, if any are to be made up for trans- mission by such vessel.

Every alteration of the hour of departure of any vessel plying daily or on fixed days to Macao or to places on the Canton River, shall, in like manner, be intimated to the Postmaster General by the person despatching such vessel.

24. The Postmaster General, or any officer of the Post Office authorised by him, may attend on board any vessel, and may receive all fully prepaid correspondence which is brought on board up to the time of departure to be trans- mitted by such vessel.

The master of every such vessel shall give all proper facilities to such officer of the Post Office to enable him to discharge his duties and to make up such mails, and to leave the vessel on her departure.

If there be no officer of the Post Office in attendance on board any vessel, the master of such vessel may receive all correspondence which is brought on board to him fully pre- paid by the postage stamps of the Colony; and shall deliver the same at the Post Office on arrival at his destination.

25. The master of every vessel shall receive on board all mail bags and correspondence tendered to him by the Post- master General for transmission and shall sign a receipt for the same.

The owner or agent of any vessel who refuses to allow any mail to be put on board of or transmitted by such vessel shall be deemed guilty of an offence against this Ordinance.

Offences.

Offences.

Stealing letter bags, forging stamps, and other felonies.

26. Offences against this Ordinance shall be considered to be.

(1.) Any infringement of the exclusive privilege of

the Postmaster General.

(2.) Refusal, neglect, or omission to do any act com-

manded by this Ordinance.

(3.) Refusal to permit, or obstruction of any such act. (4.) The doing of any act forbidden by this Ordinance. For every offence against this Ordinance for which no specific penalty is provided the offender shall be liable, on summary conviction before a Magistrate, to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars, and in default of payment of the said penalty to imprisonment with or withont hard labour for any period not exceeding six months.

27. The following acts shall be deemed felonies :-

Stealing, embezzling, secreting, or destroying any cor- respondence by a person employed by or under the Post Office.

Stealing from or out of any correspondence any chattel,

money, or valuable security.

Stealing or unlawfully taking away a letter bag, or stealing or unlawfully taking any correspondence from or out of a letter bag, or unlawfully opening a letter bag.

Stealing any correspondence from a letter bag, or from a Post Office, or from an officer of the Post Office. Forging, altering, or imitating, or assisting in forging, altering, or imitating any postage stamp issued under this Ordinance.

Using, offering, uttering, disposing of, or putting off any forged, altered, or imitated postage stamp as aforesaid, knowing the same to be forged, altered, or imitated.

Every person who is convicted of any felony mentioned in this section shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servitude for any term not exceeding

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

seven years and not less than three years, or to be impri- soned for any term not exceeding two years with or with- out hard labour.

28. The following acts shall be deemed misdemea-

nours -

Opening or suffering or procuring to be opened, or de- taining or delaying, or procuring or suffering to be detained or delayed any correspondence with- out lawful authority or excuse; or wilfully deli- vering any correspondence to any person other than the person to whom the same ought to be delivered.

Fraudulently obtaining from any person employed by or under the Post Office, or fraudulently detaining or wilfully secreting, keeping, or detaining any letter bag, or any correspondence which ought to have been delivered to any person.

Fraudulently removing any postage stamp from any correspondence, or wilfully removing from any postage stamp any mark that has been made thereon at any Post Office, or knowingly using or putting off any postage stamp from which any such mark has been removed, making, knowingly uttering, dealing in, selling, knowingly using for any postal purpose, or having in possession with- out lawful excuse any fictitious postage stamp, not being a postage stamp issued under this Ordi- nance, or making, or having in possession without lawful excuse any die, plate, instrument or mate- rials for making any such fictitious postage stamp. Any such stamp, die, plate, instrument, or mate- rials found in the possession of any person in con- travention of this section may be seized and shall be forfeited.

Every person who is convicted of any misdemeanour mentioned in this section shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years with or without hard labour.

29. The sections of the Larceny Ordinance (No. 7 of 1865) relating to receiving stolen goods, that is to say, sections 75 to 82 both inclusive, shall apply to felonies and misdemeanours committed under this Ordinance; and for that purpose, the expression this Ordinance, when used in the said sections, shall be taken to include the present Ordinance.

30. In any proceedings against any person for any offence committed against this Ordinance, in respect of any letter bag or correspondence, it shall be sufficient to allege such letter bag or correspondence to be the property of the Postmaster General without mentioning his name, and in any such proceedings against any person employed by or under the Post Office, it shall be sufficient to allege that such person was employed by or under the Post Office, withont stating further the nature or particulars of his em- ployment.

31. All pecuniary penalties for offences against this Ordinance may be recovered in a summary way before a Magistrate, but proceedings for the recovery of such penal- ties shall be commenced within one year after the offence was committed.

32. Ordinances No. 12 of 1884 and No. 11 of 1885 are hereby repealed, but such repeal shall not affect anything lawfully done or commenced to be done thereunder.

33. This Ordinance shall take effect on a day to be pro- claimed by the Governor.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 21st day of January, 1887.

Opening cor- respondence

and other mis- demeanours.

Receiving stolen corres- pondence.

Allegations to be used in proceedings for offences.

Penalties may be recovered in a summary way within one year.

Repeal.

Suspending clause.

163

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

Assented to by His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, the 15th day of February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

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W. H. MARSH.

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No. 2 of 1887.

Amendment of Ordinance 4 of 1869.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hong- kong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance to amend the Promissory Oaths Ordinance, 1869.

B

[15th February, 1887.]

E it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:- 1. The Schedule to the Promissory Oaths Ordinance, 1869, is hereby amended as follows:-

By striking out the words

"The Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, ) The oaths to be ten- Officer Administering the dered by the Chief Government,

Justice."

or

In the first part thereof,

And by striking out the words

"The Sheriff" in the second part thereof and by insert-

ing in lieu thereof the words

"The Registrar of the Supreme Court and the Deputy Registrars."

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 21st day of January, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

Assented to by His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, the 15th day of February, 1887.

LS

W. H. MARSH.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary,

Addition to fees specified in Schedule C. of Ordinance 8 of 1879.

No. 3 OF. 1887.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hong- kong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance to amend Ordi- nance No. 8 of 1879.

[15th February, 1887.]

Bait enacted Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

E it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the

1. In addition to the fees specified in Table C of the Schedule annexed to Ordinance No. 8 of 1879, the following fees are hereby declared to be payable to the Collector appointed by the Government as the lawful fees for the discharge of the respective duties specified, and the same may be recovered as provided by Section 43 of the said Ordinance.

The said fees shall be paid into the Colonial Treasury for the use of Her Majesty.

For surveys of ships' bottom only,-half the fees for surveys of steam-ships for Passenger Certificates.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 28th day of January, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

Assented to by His Excellency the Officer Administering

the Government, this 15th day of Febr. 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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LS

W. H. MARSH.

No. 4 OF 1887.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hong- kong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance for promoting the Revision of the Statute Law by repealing certain enactments which have ceased to be in force or have become unnecessary.

W

[15th February, 1887.]

HEREAS with a view to the Revision of the Statute Law and in particular to the preparation of a Revised Edition of the Ordinances now in progress, it is expedient that certain enactments (mentioned in the Schedule to this Ordinance) which may be regarded as spent or have ceased to be in force otherwise than by express and specific repeal or have by lapse of time and change of circumstances become unnecessary or as to which doubts have arisen whether the same have been expressly and specifically repealed, should be expressly and specifi- cally repealed; Be it therefore enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as The Statute Law Revision Ordinance, 1887.

2. The enactments described in the Schedule to this Ordinance are hereby repealed subject to the exceptions and qualifications in the Schedule mentioned.

Provided that where any enactment not comprised in the Schedule has been repealed, confirmed, revived or perpe- tuated by any enactment hereby repealed, such repeal, con- firmation, reviyor, or perpetuation shall not be affected by the repeal effected by this Ordinance;

And the repeal by this Ordinance of any enactment shall not affect any enactment in which such enactment has been applied, incorporated or referred to;

And this Ordinance shall not affect the validity, invalidity, effects or consequences of anything already done or suffered or any existing status or capacity, or any right or title already acquired or accrued, or any remedy or proceeding in respect thereof, or any release or discharge of or from any debt, penalty, claim or demand or any indemnity or the proof of any past act or thing;

Nor shall this Ordinance affect any principle or rule of Law or Equity or established jurisdiction, form or course of pleading, practice or procedure or existing usage, liberty, custom, privilege, restriction, exemption, cffice, appointment, payment, allowance, or emolument notwithstanding that the same respectively may have been in any manner affirmed, recognized or derived by in or from any enactment hereby repealed;

Nor shall this Ordinance revive or restore any jurisdiction, office, duty, drawback, fee, payment, liberty, custom, right, title, privilege, restriction, exemption, usage, practice, pro- cedure or other matter or thing not now existing or in force.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 4th day of February, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

Assented to by His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, the 15th day of February, 1887.

(Compare 38

39, V. c. 66.

Short Title. (38 & 39, V. c. 66, s. 4.)

Enactments

in schedule repealed. (38 & 39, V. c. 66, s. 1.)

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

SCHEDULE.

.The whole.

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.In part; namely:

So much as relates to 6 and 7 Vic. c. 34.

.The whole.

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No. 7 of 1856.

So much as relates to 8 and 9 Vic. c. 16; 15 and 16 Vic,

.In part; namely:

No. 5 of 1849.

No. 5 of 1852.

No. 1 of 1854.

=

No. 3 of 1854.

No. 1 of 1855. No. 2 of 1855.

No. 1 of 1856.

c. 48; 17 and 18 Vic. c. 25,

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No. 14 of 1856. No. 15 of 1856 No. 2 of 1857 No. 3 of 1857

.The whole.

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In part; namely:

So much of the Schedule as relates to 19 and 20 Vic. c. 25. (An Act to amend the Law relating to Drafts on

Bankers.)

In part; namely: Sections 24 to 27, Sections 28 Sub-sections 10 and 11.

................. The whole.

No. 8 of 1858

No. 13 of 1858

No. 14 of 1858

No. 15 of 1858

No. 2 of 1859

No. 3 of 1859

No. 4 of 1859

No. 5 of 1859

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No. 18 of 1860

No. 19 of 1860

No. 4 of 1861

No. 2 of 1861

No. 5 of 1861

No. 11 of 1862

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1.

No. 13 of 1862

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No. 15 of 1862

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No. 2 of 1863

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No. 7 of 1863

1

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No. 3 of 1864

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No. 4 of 1864

No. 8 of 1864

No. 12 of 1864

No. 2 of 1865

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11

No. 11 of 1865

No. 10 of 1865

Sections 4, 5, 16, 17, 26 and 27.

..In part; namely:

...The whole.

No. 13 of 1865

No. 14 of 1865

No. 15 of 1865

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11

No. 4 of 1866

No. 10 of 1866

"

No. 2 of 1867

"

No. 3 of 1867

"

No. 14 of 1867

"

No. 2 of 1868

"

No. 11 of 1868

19

No. 6 of 1868

"

No. 14 of 1868

"

No. 11 of 1869

"1

No. 12 of 1869

"

No. 5 of 1870

19

No. 6 of 1870

"

No. 7 of 1870

No. 13 of 1870

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No. 15 of 1870

No. 6 of 1871

No. 9 of 1871 No. 11 of 1871 No. 1 of 1872

No. 6 of 1872

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No. 11 of 1872

No. 4 of 1873

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No. 9 of 1873

No. 2 of 1874

No. 3 of 1874

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No. 4 of 1874

No. 6 of 1874

No. 5 of 1875

No. 15 of 1875

No. 6 of 1876

No. 7 of 1876

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No. 3 of 1877

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No. 4 of 1878

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No. 4 of 1879

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No. 1 of 1880

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No. 2 of 1880

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No. 7 of 1880

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No. 8 of 1880

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No. 15 of 1881

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No. 13 of 1882

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No. 15 of 1882

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No. 10 of 1883

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No. 11 of 1883

No. 12 of 1883

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No. 11 of 1884

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No. 20 of 1884

No. 21 of 1884

No. 22 of 1884

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No. 1 of 1885

No. 14 of 1885

No. 16 of 1885

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No. 17 of 1885

No. 24 of 1886

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION,--No. 66.

  The following List of Jurors for the year commencing on the 1st March, 1887, as approved by the Legislative Council this day, is published for general information.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 19th February, 1887.

JURY LIST FOR 1887.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

HONGKONG

TO WIT. S

NAME IN FULL.

Anderson, George Cobban.... Anton, James Ross

Arnold, Thomas

Bachrach, scar................ Bazonjee, Pestonjee Belilios, Emanuel Raphael Bottomley, Charles David.... Burnie, Edward............. Champeaux, Guillaume de Chau Ping ... Cheung Luk-U. Choy Chee Bee......

Cohen, Charles Coleman

Cooke, Robert

Coughtrie, James Billington Cox, James, Henry..... Coxon, George .

???

Crawford, David Robert Fenton. Cross, Frederick William Danby, William,.....................

Darby, William Homfray Fuller. Davis, Henry William Dear, Edmund Eva......

Dhalla, Nowrojee Pestonjee Dick, Harry William...

Dodwell, Frederick....

Ede, Nathaniel Joseph.

Ezekiel, Marcus David Foss, Henry

.......

Foster, Friederick Thomas Pearce Fung Tang.....

Garfit, Arthur Spencer

Garrels, Johann Heinrich

George, Edward.

Gillies, David

Gomes, Francisco d'Assis

Gray, Roderick MacKenzie

Gourdin, Allston O'Driscoll

Grote, Max Carl Johann. Hancock, Sydney. Harman, Charles Dudley

Hassell, John Gordon Talbot

Henderson, Fullerton. Herbert, Henry Arthur

Hirst, Charles Joseph Ho Amei.........

Hoppius, Heinrich

Ho Tung. Howard Thomas.. Hughes, William Kerfoot

Huntington, Elijah Hunt Mills Hutchison, John Du Flon Inchbald, Charles Chantrey Just, Hermann Zadich. Kaw Hong Take........ Kerr, Crawford Davidson

Kuhlmann, Carl Theodor Henry Lammert, George Reinhold..

I SPECIAL JURORS.

OCCUPATION.

Marine Surveyor, Jardine Matheson & Co.,....... Broker,

Secretary, HK., C. & M. Steam-boat Company,............. Agent, Austro-Hungarian Lloyds S. N. Company,. Merchant, Habibhoy Rehembhoy & Co., Merchant, Belilios & Co.,.......

Merchant, Douglas Lapraik & Co.,...

Marine Surveyor,

Agent, Messageries Maritimes,..

Manager, Un Fat Hong,

Manager, China Merchants S. N. Co.,

.....

Compradore, China Sugar Refinery,

Broker, Cohen & Georg,

*

East Point.

ABODE.

12 Seymour Terrace. 55 Wyndham Street. Westbourne Villas. 11 Peel Street. Lyndhurst Terrace. Wyndham Street. Praya Central. Albany.

10 Bonham Strand, West. 73 Praya West.

East Point. Burnside.

Assist. Secretary, Hongkong & W'poa. Dock Co., Richmond House.

Secretary, China Fire Insurance Co., Assistant, Turner & Co.,..........

Broker,

Storekeeper, Lane Crawford & Co.,

Manager, Hongkong & China Gas Company, Civil Engineer, Danby and Leigh, Merchant, Gibb Livingston & Co., Merchant, Linstead & Davis,

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.,

Manager, N. Mody & Co......

Manager, W. Hewett & Co.,

Manager, Adamson Bell & Co.,

Secretary, Union Insurance Society of Canton,. Merchant, Abraham Ezekiel & Co.,

Manager, Borneo Company, Limited, Merchant, Linstead & Davis,

Merchant,

Acting Secretary, China Traders' Insurance Co., Merchant, Meyer & Co., Broker,

Belmont. Upper West Terrace. 1 Seymour Terrace. Craigieburn, Peak. Gas Works. Westbourne Villas. Ice House Lane. Cringleford.

Mount Kellett, Peak. 40 Queen's Road Central, 16 Bank Buildings. Queen's Road. Seymour Terrace. 1 Hollywood Road. Caine Road. Stonehavon.

... Bonham Strand.

Secretary, Hongkong and Whampoa Dock Co.,...... Merchant, Brandao & Co.,

Secretary, P. & S. D. S. Mining Company, Ld., Merchant, Reiss & Co.,

Merchant, Melchers & Co.,

Broker,

Agent, Pacific Mail S. S. Company, Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.,

Broker,

Manager, New Oriental Bank,.

Merchant, Stolterfoht & Hirst,.

.....

Manager, On Tai Insurance Co.,......

Merchant, Siemssen & Co.,

Assistant Compradore, Jardine Matheson & Co., Merchant,.

Agent, Wantsai Godown Company, Merchant, Russell & Co.,......

Merchant..

Agent, Comptoir D'Escompte de Paris, Broker,

Merchant, Ban Ho Hong,

Agent, Straits Insurance Company, Storekeeper, Kruse & Co.,

Auctioneer,

Stonehenge. Praya East. Seymour Terrace. Rose Villas. The Castle. Stanley Street. The Wilderness. Praya Central. Seymour Terrace. Robinson Road:

East Point.

Hongkong Club. Queen's Road Central. Praya Central. Praya West.

Queen's Road Central. 138 Bonham Strand. Albany."

Blue Bungalow.

Caine Road.

Peak.

Bisnee Villa, Pokfulam. Upper Albany.

Bonham Strand West. Peak.

10 Queen's Road Central. Albany,

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NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

Layton, Bendyshe

Legge, William

Levy, Alexander

Loxley William Richard

Lyall, Robert

MacClymont, Archibald

Macgregor, John

Mackintosh, Edwin

McConachie, Alexander

McCulloch, David

Mehta, Hormusjee Meherwanjee

Mendel, Louis.....

Mody, Hormusjee Nowrojee

Morris, Alfred George

Mosely, John Alexander

Moses Jacob Silas

Musso Dominico,

Palmer, Clement

Percival, William Howes

Poesnecker, Lorenz Raynal, Gustav

Remedios, Jose Antonio dos

Reuter, Ernst Carl Ludwig.

Rose, Thomas Isaac.

Rutter, Ernest William

Seip, Frederick Gustav Gerhard

Sharp, Granville

Shellim, Ezekiel Shellim

Smith, Alexander Findlay..

Smith, John Grant......

Stiebel, Carl Friederich...................

 Stokes, Arthur George Stolterfoht Hermann

Tata, Ruttonjee Dadabhoy Thurburn, John

Tomes, Charles Alexander.. Vaucher, Albert Emile

Veitch, Andrew

 Vernon, John Yardley Vernon,.. Wai Yuk.........

Walter, John

Whitehead, Thomas Henderson. Wicking, Harry

Wieler, Gustav Adolph.....

Woodin, Edward Littlefield. Woo Lin Yuen.

Wright, Alexander....

Merchant, Gibb Livingston & Co.,.... Broker,

Merchant,

Merchant, W. R. Loxley, & Co........ Merchant, Norton & Co.,...

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Merchant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Merchant, Butterfield & Swire, Merchant, Gilman & Co., Assistant, Turner & Co., Merchant, Framjee Hormusjee & Co.,

Broker,

Broker,

Broker, Morris & Ray,

Assistant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co., Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,....... Merchant, D. Musso & Co.,.......... Architect, Bird & Palmer, Agent, North-China Insurance Company, Merchant, Arnhold Karberg & Co.,...... Merchant,

Merchant, Remedios & Co.,.................... Merchant, Pustau & Co.,

Assistant, Borneo Company, Limited, Accountant, New Oriental Bank, Merchant, Schellhass & Co., Broker,

Merchant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co.,....... Store-keeper, MacEwen Frickel & Co., Merchant, J. G. Smith & Co.,.......... Merchant, Reiss & Co.,

Broker,

Merchant, Stolterfoht & Hirst, Merchant, Tata & Co.,......

Manager, Chartered Mercantile Bank, Merchant, Russell & Co.,........

Broker,

Sub-Manager, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, Broker,

Compradore, Chartered Mercantile Bank,

Actg. Chief Manager, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, Manager, Chartered Bank of India, Aust. & China, Merchant,

Merchant, Wieler & Co.,

Acting Superintendent, P. & O. S. N. Company, Secretary, Man On Insurance,. Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Ice House Lane. Marlingford. Club Chambers. Praya Central. Bank Buildings. Stonehenge. East Point.

Cragellachie, Bonham Road. Morrison Hill.

Queen's Road Central. Hollywood Road. Seymour Terrace.

Buxey Lodge, Caine Road. West Terrace.

Queen's Road Central. Queen's Road Central. Praya West. Richmond Road. Excelsior.

Albany.

Queen's Road.

Remedios Terrace.

Queen's Road Central. · Caine Road.

Queen's Road Central. Praya Central.

Rose Villas. Praya Central. Myrtle Bank, Peak. Greenmount.

The Wilderness, Caine Road. Queen's Road Central. Upper Albany.

Hollywood Road.

Queen's Road Central.

Caine Road.

Ball's Court.

St. John's Place. Robinson Road. Gough Street. St. John's Place. Glenseskin. Blue Buildings. Praya Central. Praya Central. Pan Kwai Lane. Richmond Terrace.

NAME IN FULL,

?L. COMMON JURORS.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

A

Abesser, Friedrich August Richard

.

Merchant, Scheele & Co.,

Adam, Robert......

Assistant, China Sugar Refinery,

Aitken, Alexander Guedes

Alemao, Adelino Eulalio

Assistant, Melchers & Co.,

Alemao, Dulcinio Luiz de Jesus

Allen, George................

Alonco, Thiago Florencio da Silva

Altmont, Duncan

Alves, Pedro Mallakoff

Anderson, James

Angus, John Neil

Antunes, Eduardo da Silva

Apcar, Apcar Gabriel

Apenes, Rasmus Adolf

Arthur, Thomas

Atzeuroth, Gustav Gerhard Johann... Azevedo, Felix Hilario d'

2 Stanley Street. East Point.

Foreman Engineer, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Nullah Side, Bonham Road.

Assistant, Brandao & Co.,

Engineer, Hongkong Ice Company, Ice Works,

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.,

Assistant, Lee Yuen Sugar Refinery,

25 Pottinger Street. Overbeck Court. East Point.

Old Bailey Street.

East Point.

Assistant, Honkgoug & China Gas Company, Ld., 21 Shelley Street. Storekeeper, McEwen Frickel & Co.,.................

Engineer, Gordon & Co.,

Queen's Road East. Bowrington Foundry.

Operator, Eastern & Extension Telegraph Company, Woodlands. Broker,

Beaconsfield Arcade.

Assistant, HK. & Kowloon Wharf, & Godown Co., Victoria Hotel. Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Merchants, Scheele & Co.,

Assistant, China Traders' Insurance Company,,

Quarry Bay.

2 Stanley Street. Ladder Street,

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169

NAME IN FULL.

B

OCCUPATION.

Abode.

Babington, Charles William

Baffey, George Washington Baillou, Emile Jean Baptiste de Baldwin, George Robert. Bamsey, William Sidney Baptista, Antonio Marciano Baptista, Lourenco Mamede Baptista, Oscar

Barff, Charles Stuart.. Barker, George

Barradas, Adolpho Maria

Barradas, Eusignio Cantidio Barretto, Jose Antonio Barros, Francisco Jorge. Barros, Joao Jose das Dores........ Barton, John

Bastos, Hermenegildo Maria.......... Bazonjee, Merwanjee Pestonjee Beart, Montague..

Becker, Albert Wilhelm Arthur Becker, Robert

Benjamin, Solomon Sassoon Berg, Antony Eugene

Bex, Alfred

Bhabha, Sorabjee Byramjee Blake, John

Blohm, Johann Friedrich Theodore Bodden, William..

Boffey, William... Bonn, Carl Emil.......

Bose, William Charles Bernhard von.......... Botelho, Antonio Alexandrino Heytor... Botelho, Arnaldo Guilherme Botelho, Francisco de Sales Boulton, James Fettes

Boyd, James White

Boyd, Robert.........

Boyd, Thomas

Boyes, Thomas

Braga, Braz Maria.. Brandt, Oscar

Brewitt, Paul

Britto, Alexandre de

Britto, Leonardo de

?

Brodersen, Carl Georg Richard.

Brost, Henry

Brown, Duncan

Brown, Robert Wemyss,

Bryant, James

Buckland, George

Budd, Harrington Edward...

Buren, Joseph Sheffield Van.

Bux, Sheik Eliar

Buyers, Alexander..

C

Caldwell, George Arthur

Cama, Pochajee Bomanjee

.....

Campos, Eduardo Pereira de..

Candler, Thomas Edward

Canning, John Dester

Carroll, John .............

Carpenter, John

Carr, Robert .

Carvalho, Fernando Augusto Carvalho, Gerardo Maria Carvalho, Henrique Jose de Carvalho, Joao Maria de Cassumbhoy, Shere Allee Castro, Carlos Maria ................ Cattaneo, Antonio Chan U-fai ..............

Chapgur, Savuksha Dorabjee Cheung A-hoi

Chinoy, Kaikusroo Ardaseer Chow Dart Tong..

Assistant, Eastern & Extension Telegraph Company, Woodlands. Broker,

Chief Clerk, Messageries Maritimes,

Manager, H'kong & Macao Glass Manufacturing Co., Assistant Manager, Hongkong & China Gas Co., Ld., Assistant, G. Sharp, & Co.,... Assistant, Russell & Co.,

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

Glass-cutter, HK. & Macao Glass Manufacturing Co., Assistant, Meyer & Co.,

Assistant, China Traders' Insurance Company, Assistant, HK. & Kowloon Wharf, & Godown Co., Broker,..

Assistant, Powell & Co., .......

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Assistant, Siemssen & Co.,

Assistant, Habibhoy Rehembhoy & Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Assistant, Wieler & Co., Manager, Sander & Co.,

Broker, Benjamin & Danby,

Assistant, Campbell, Moore & Company, Limited,... Shipwright, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, Broker,

Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Grossmann & Co.,

Queen's Road. 8 Praya Central. Glass Factory. Gas Works.

15 Hollywood Road. 1 Mosque Street. 13 Hollywood Road. The Hut, Castle Road. Glass Factory.

Alexandra Terrace. Alexandra Terrace. West Point.

14 Wyndham Street. Queen's Road Central. Morrison Hill. Old Bailey Street. 11 Peel Street.

2 Blue Buildings. Praya Central. Queen's Road Central. Queen's Road. Kowloon. Cosmopolitan Docks. Elgin Street. Quarry Bay.

D'Aguilar Street.

Sugar-boiler, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

....

Quarry Bay.

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co.,

Assistant, Schelhass & Co.,...... Merchant, Carlowitz & Co.,...... Assistant, Adamson Bell & Co., Assistant, Union Insurance Society of Canton,... Assistant, Chinese Insurance Company, Civil Engineer, Hongkong High Level Tramway Co., Superintendent, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery Company,.... Assistant, W. Brewer,

Engineer, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, Assistant, New Oriental Bank,

Merchant,

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.,

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.,

Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co.,................. Assistant, Siemssen & Co.,

Shipwright, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Sugar-boiler, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Sub-Accountant, Chartered Bank,

Assistant, Lee Yuen Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Supervisor, Eastern & Extension Telegraph Co., Assistant, Pacific Mail S. S. Company,... Assistant, D. Norowjee & Co.,.

Shipwright, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.,......

Accountant, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Exchange Broker,

Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Company,

Mining Engineer,

Foreman, Hongkong Brick & Cement Company, Overseer, Hongkong High Level Tramway Co., Engineer, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.,

Assistant, Union Insurance Society of Canton,. Assistant, Carlowitz & Co.,.......

Furniture Dealer,

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co.,........... Professor of Music,

Merchant,

Assistant, Framjee Hormusjee & Co., Merchant, Robert Afook & Co., Broker,

Compradore, Russell & Co.,.......

Queen's Road. Praya Central. Belle Vue. Elgin Street. Staunton Street. Staunton Street. 55 Queen's Road East. Kowloon Docks. Quarry Bay. Elgin Street. Kowloon Docks.

Queen's Road Central. 16 Stanley Street. Queen's Road Central. Wyndham Street. Staunton Street. Queen's Road Central. Kowloon Docks. Quarry Bay.

4 Queen's Road Central. East Point. Quarry Bay. Woodlands.

Queen's Road Central. Pottinger Street. Kowloon Docks.

Breezy Point.

12 Aberdeen Street. Queen's Road East. West Terrace. Deep Water Bay. 141 Wanchai Road. Cosmopolitan Docks. Queen's Road Central. Wyndham Street. Peel Street. Craigengower. Craigengower. Beaconsfield Arcade. Queen's Road.

Beaconsfield Arcade. Hing Lung Street. Queen's Road Central. Pottinger Street. 26 Graham Street. Wellington Street,

170

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NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

C-Continued.

Cohen, Aaron Solomon

Collaco, Alexander..............

Collaco, Leonardo Francisco Augusto Collaco, Vicente Alexandre Paulo Collart, Matthew Graham..

Connor, Lamber Berrian

Cook, Jesse.....

Cordeiro, Albano Antonio...

Corveth, Cornelio Corculio

Corveth, Cordiano Cordial................. Costa, Jose Phillipe da

Coxon, Ernest James

Craddock, Arthur Kift

Crawford, Henry ...............

......

 Crawford, Ninian Robert Stanford, Croker, John William

Cruz, Antonio Augusto da

Cruz, Olympio Augusto da..... Cunningham, Joseph Arthur Curreem, Vahab..

........

D

D'Agostini, Prospero D'Almeida, Jose Maria Danby, Solomon Isaac

Danenberg, Carlos Diocleciano..

Daver, Pestonjee Framjee.... David, Isaac Ezekiel Davidson, Thomas

Davidson, William

Davies, Thomas Edmund

Davis, Leonard Kennard,

Davur, Jervunjee Bhikhajee. Death, Alfred Dugood Demee, Fabien Laurent. Denison, Albert

Denson, Henry Edward... Detmers, Wilhelm

Dickie, John

Dickson, Charles Wedderburn Percy Dipple, Robert Pate

Dixon, Thomas John......

Donaldson, Robert

Dorabjee, Dhunjeebhoy..

Dowler, Herbert George

Downes, Lacey .......

Drude, Carl Heinrich.... Duer, Alexander...

Duncan, George Leopold Duncan, John..................... Dunlop, David Jugurtha

Edgar, John

E

Ehmer, Hans Wilhelm Hermann Ehren, John, von

Elias, Jacob Benjamin

Broker, Cohen & Gubbay,

Assistant, China Traders' Insurance Company,. Assistant, Messageries Maritimes,

Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank,

Caine Road.

110 Queen's Road East. East Point.

20 Elgin Street.

Wharfinger, HK. & Kowloon Wharf & Godown Co., West Point.

Assistant, Pacific Mail S. S. Company,

Proprietor, Stag Hotel,

Assistant, Russell & Co.,

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes,

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes, Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Broker,

Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Company,

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co., Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co., Engineer,

Assistant, G. Falconer & Co.,.......

.....

Assistant, China Traders' Insurance Company,

Foreman Boilermaker, H'kong & W'poa. Dock Co., Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co.,

Pedder Street.

110 Queen's Road Central.

Old Bailey Street.

8 Praya Central.

3 Staunton Street.

Elgin Terrace. -gante da

1 Seymour Terrace.

Praya Central.

Queen's Road Central. Queen's Road Central. East Point. Ladder Street.

8 Old Bailey Street.. Cosmopolitan Docks. East Point.

Assistant, Eastern and Extension Telegraph Co.,... Blue Buildings..

Assistant, Russell & Co., .......

Broker, Benjapin & Danby,

Assistant, Reiss & Co.,....

Storekeeper,

Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,

Assistant, Kelly & Walsh, Co. Limited, Assistant, Lee Yuen Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Douglas Lapraik & Co.,

Assistant, North China Insurance Company, Assistant, Framjee Hormusjee & Co.,................. Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co., Assistant, Kruse & Co.,

Civil Engineer, Danby and Leigh, Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co., Merchant, Radecker & Co., Assistant, Lee Yuen Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Assistant, Gilman & Co., Assistant, Stag Hotel, Assistant, Rose & Co.,

Assistant, D. Norowjee & Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, Russell & Co., ....? Assistant, Melchers & Co., Assistant, Russell & Co., .....

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co., Assistant, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Russell & Co.,

Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co.,

Assistant, Meyer & Co.,

Assistant, Sander & Co.,

Club Lusitano. Queen's Road. Wyndham Street. 4 Lyndhurst Terrace. Queen's Road Central. Queen's Road Central, East Point.

16 Praya Central,bou Excelsior.

Queen's Road Central.com

Queen's Road Central 4 ste Blue Buildings.

Breezy Point.

Kowloon.

Wyndham Street..

East Point.

East Point.

199

D'Aguilar Street. Queen's Road Central. Queen's Road Central. Hollywood Road. Stoneyhurst, Peak.

Praya Central.

Praya Central.

Praya Central.

Queen's Road Central. East Point. The Den.

Evers, Hugh Clavering

Ezekiel, Frederick

Ezekiel, Nissim David

Ezra, Nissim Nissim David

Falconer, Matthew.

F

Merchant, Belilios & Co.,

Operator, Eastern & Extension Telegraph Co.,...

Assistant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co., .......

Broker, Ezekiel & Joseph,

Broker, Hughes & Ezra,

8 Praya Central. Queen's Road Central. Queen's Road.

Lyndhurst Terrace.

Marine House. Praya Central.

Victoria Hotel.

4 West Terrace.

Fazulally Shaikally

Fenwick, George

Ferguson, George

Ferreira, Antonio Maria

Figueiredo, Jose Miguel Victor de

Figueiredo, Jose Miguel Victor de Jnr....

Fisher, Robert

Fleet, Arthur

Flemming, Leopold.

Fon coa, Antonio

Forbes, James.............

Manager, G. Falconer & Co., Storekeeper,

Engineer, Fenwick & Co., Engineer, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant, China Sugar Refinery, Broker,

Assistant, Carlowitz & Co.,.. Assistant, Sailor's Home,.... Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Clerk, Hongkong Hotel, Assistant, China Sugar Refinery,

.....

Queen's Road Central.

6 Peel Street. Wantsai.

East Point.

East Point. Old Bailey Street. Old Bailey Street. Sailor's Home.

East Point.

Queen's Road Central.

Mosque Street.

East Point.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

171

F-Continued.

Forbes, James McGregor

Forbes, Paul Revere

Framhein, Otto Heinrich

Francis, James

Franco, Filomeno Maria

 Friedrichs, Carl August Ernst Max. Fuchs, Friedrich Hermann Arnold Fuhrmann, Ernst Richard .............. Fung Far,

Fung Shui

Fung Shung-ham

Furgensen, Carsten Friedrich

Chief Clerk, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Russell & Co.,....... Assistant, Stolterfoht and Hirst, Assistant, Chartered Bank, Printer, Guedes & Co.,........ Assistant, Carlowitz & Co.,... Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Assistant, Pustau & Co., Merchant,

Assistant, Yan Wo Opium Farm, Clerk, Melbye & Co.,

Assistant, Pustau & Co.,

East Point.

Caine Road.

Praya Central. Beaconsfield Arcade. Robinson Road. Ice House Lane. Queen's Road Central. Queen's Road Central. Bonham Strand. Cleverly Street. 18 Stanley Street. Queen's Road Central.

G

Gainsbury, Berthold

Galbreaith John.....

Gardner, Willi?m ....

Gaskell, William Henry

Georg, Friederich Erich Carl

Giles, William Henry Gomes, Auguste Jose.... Gomes, Joao Baptista, Jr... Gomes, Joao Eduardo

Gomes, Marmetrio Antonio

Gomes, Noberto Joaquim

......

Gonsalves, Constancio Joaquim

Gonsalves, Francisco Mamede Goodlad, Robert ....................... Goodwyn, Charles Stevenson Goosmann, Johann Nicolaus..... Gordon, Alexander George Gorham, Charles Leary... Gow, James...

Grabitz, Ernst.

Grace, Charles Henry

Grage, Wilhelm Joaquim

Graham, George Frank Grant, Charles

Grant, John

Grant, Roderick

Green, Harry Thomas Sinclair. Grieve, Angus lit.. Griffiths, David: Knox

Grimble, Phineas Thonias Francis Grossmann, Christian Frederick Groves, Leonard George... Guedes, Florindo Duarte

Gutierrez, Augusto Aureliano

Gubbay, Raphael Aaron

Gutierrez, Adelino Oscar

Gutierrez, Francisco Maria Gutierrez, Jocelyn Antonio

Gutierrez, Jose Barretto

Gutierrez, Querino Ignacio

Hacche, John

H

Hahn, Ferdinand Albert Carl

Hamilton, Robert

Harley, Francis

Harmon, Joseph Cain

......

Harms, Carl Hermann Johannes

Harvie, Andrew

Harvie, John

Hatherly, William Finner.

Hauschild, Louis

Hawkins, Villiers Alweyn Casar. Hazeland, John Innes

Heard, Richard Howard Heermann, Carl Otto Georg Heermann, Paul Emil Henriques, William Harrold, Herbst, Carl August Eduard..... Hohnke, Friedrich Heinrich Holmes, George .....

Manager, Petersens Boarding House, Assistant, Lee Yuen Sugar Refinery, Engineer, Hongkong Rope Manufacturing Co.,...... Sub-Accountant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, Broker, Cohen & Georg,

....

Clerk in Charge, Eastern & Extension Telegraph Co., Merchant, Brandao & Co.,

Merchant, Brandao & Co., Assistant, D. Lapraik & Co.,

Assistant, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, Assistant, Belilios & Co.,

Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank,

Merchant,.

Watchmaker, G. Falconer & Co.,

Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co.,

Assistant, Melchers & Co.,

Engineer, Gordon & Co.,

Assistant, Pacific Mail S. S. Co.,

Queen's Road. East Point. Chancery Lane. Beaconsfield.

Mosque Terrace. Marine House. The Castle. The Castle.

The Castle. Kowloon Docks. Lyndhurst Terrace. Wyndham Street. 14 Aberdeen Street. Queen's Road Central. Stonehenge. Praya Central. Bowrington Foundry. Queen's Road Central.

Draughtsman, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.,... Albany.

Assistant, J. Lembke & Co.,

Secretary, Hongkong Club,

Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co.,.......

5 Pedders Hill.

Hongkong Club. Praya Central.

Wharfinger, HK. & Kowloon Wharf & Godown Co., Kowloon. Manager, Kelly & Walsh Co., Limited, Assistant, Douglas Lapraik & Co.,

Engineer, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Photographer,

Assistant, Russell & Co.,

Merchant, Grossman & Co......

Storekeeper, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Printer, Guedes & Co.,........ Broker, Cohen & Gubbay,

Assistant, China Fire Insurance Company, Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, Assistant, Russell & Co.,

Assistant, Russell & Co.,

Assistant, Chinese Insurance Company,. Assistant, Russell & Co., .

Queen's Road Central. 16 Praya Central.. Cosmopolitan Docks. Beaconsfield. Quarry Bay. Duddell Street. Austin Arms, Peak. D'Aguilar Street. Kowloon Docks. D'Aguilar Street. Queen's Road. 24 Wyndham Street. Rednaxela Terrace. 13 Mosque Street. 29 Mosque Street. Hollywood Road. 7 Mosque Street.

Superintendent, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Aberdeen Docks.

Piano Tuner, Hahn & Piron,

Foreman, Lee Yuen Sugar Refinery,

Assistant, More & Seimund,

Draper, Rose & Co., ...

Assistant, Chinese Insurance Company,

Moulder, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company,... Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Assistant Pier-master, P. & O. S. N. Co., Bookkeeper, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Assistant, China Sugar Refinery,

Watchmaker, Gaupp & Co.,....... Assistant, Gaupp & Co., Assistant, Victoria Hotel,

Storekeeper, Heuermann Herbst & Co., Assistant, Blackhead & Co., Shipbroker,

Beaconsfield Arcade.

East Point.

11 Queen's Road.

Queen's Road Central.

Pokfulam.

Kowloon Docks. Quarry Bay. West Point. Seymour Terrace. Beaconsfield. Priory Lodge. East Point.

Remedios Terrace.

Remedios Terrace.

Victoria Hotel.

Queen's Road Cent!.

Caine Road.

Norman Cottage.

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172

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

H-Continued.

Hoog, Charles August

Hope, Ernest Royde

Hopkins, George Thompson Hughes, John Isaac Humby, John

Humphreys, Alexander Milne Humphreys, William Griffith Hunt, John........

Hurley, Robert Crisp.. Hutchings, Thomas Charles Hutchison, Herbert Du Flon Hyndman, Eugenio Maria Hyndman, Henrique, Jr. Hyndman, Henrique

Proprietor, Star Hotel,.. Draper, Rose & Co.,

Manager, Scottish Oriental S. S. Co.

Queen's Road.

Queen's Road Central. Robinson Road.

Secretary, H.K. & Kowloon Wharf & Godown Co., Blue Bungalow.

Inn-keeper, London Tavern,.

Chemist, Hongkong Distillery,....

Commission Merchant,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Merchant,

Shipwright, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.,

Assistant, J. Du Flon Hutchison,

Assistant, China Sugar Refinery,..........

Assistant, Fenwick & Co.,

Assistant, Rozario & Co.,......

Queen's Road Central. East Point.

Queen's Road Central. Bisnee Villa, Pokfulam.

1 Duddell Street. Kowloon Decks.

55 Queen's Road East. East Point. Wantsai. Wyndham Street.

J

Broker,

Jackson, Alfred Henry

Jahries, Albert

Jameson, John Watt

Jeffries, Henry Upham

Jenson, William

Jesus, Carlos Augusto Montalto de

Jesus, Jose Vicente de Paulo de Johnston, Andrew

Jones, Samuel Corrie

Jordan, Aage Ludwig

Jordan, Irvine Andrew

Jordan, Paul

Jorge, Acurcio

Jorge, Emilio Antonio

Jorge, Francisco Jose Vicente

Joseph, Elias Hyem

Joseph, Ezra Solomon

Joseph, Saul Abdulla

Judah, Raphael Solomon

Judah, Judah Solomon

Jukes, Robert Rene

Assistant, Schellass & Co.,

Engineer, Fenwick & Co.,

Acting Secretary, Chamber of Commerce, Merchant,

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Assistant, Blackhead & Co., Marine Surveyor,

Supervisor, Eastern & Extension Telegraph Co., ... Electrician, Great Northen Telegraph Company, ... Storekeeper, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, Broker,

Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank,

Broker,

Assistant, Russell & Co..............

Assistant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co.,

Assistant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co.,

Assistant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co.,

Broker, Ezekiel & Joseph,

Assistant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co.,

Assistant, Union Insurance Society of Canton,

Stanley Street. Praya Central. Wantsai.

Praya Central.

6 Queen's Road East. Old Bailey Street. Ladder Street Terrace. Hongkong Hotel.. Woodlands. Marine House. Cosmopolitan Docks, Caine Road. Shelley Street. Club Lusitano. 9 Elgin Street. Victoria Hotel. Praya Central. 50 Peel Street. Praya Central. Praya Central. Victoria Hotel.

K

Kamer, Alois Joseph...

Karberg, Christian Petersen Kau-cheng Keat......

Keeka, Framjee Cawasjee · Keiser, Jules

Kelly, Eleazer Silas

Kennedy, John Watson

Kennedy, David

Kennedy, Robert

Kentgen, Eduard

Kerr, Thomas

Killen, Thomas

Kirch, Hermann Heinrich Julius Louis. Kirchmann, Louis

Klingemann, Carl Phillip Clemens Koch, Friedrich Wilhelm

Koen, Ferdinald

Komuro, Sankichi

Kotewall, Hormusjee Rustumjee

Kribbe, Paul Gustav

Kultzau, Carl Christian Gustav Kyles, John

Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co.,.. Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co., Assistant, Ban Ho Hong,.... Merchant, Olia & Co., Watchmaker, Gaupp & Co., Broker, Joseph & Kelly,

Farrier, Kennedy's Livery Stable · Veterinary Surgeon,..

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co., Engineer, Lee Yuen Sugar Refinery,

Saw-miller, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.,.. Assistant, Schellass & Co., Householder,

Assistant, Pustau & Co.,

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.,

Manager, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Assistant, Mitsui Bussan Kaishia, Broker,

Assistant, Stolterfoht & Hirst,

Assistant, Wieler & Co.,

Praya Central. Praya Central.

13 Wyndham Street. 31 Wellington Street. Albany.

Queen's Road Central. Garden Road.

Garden Road.

Pedder Street.

Praya Central.

East Point.

Kowloon Docks. Praya Central.

Ladder Street Terrace. Queen's Road.

Queen's Road Central. Victoria Hotel.

10 Queen's Road. Hollywood Road.

13 Praya Central. Praya Central.

Turner, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company,... Kowloon Docks..

Lai Fong

L

Lalcaca, Pestonjee Sorabjee Lamke, Johannes

Lammert, Charles Henry Lammert, George Phillip

Lam Shu-tak

Lang, John.....

Lang, Robert

Lau Mong

.....

Lawrence, Joseph Lebury, John

Photographer,

Assistant, Tata & Co., Ship Broker,..

Assistant, Lammert & Co.,

Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Broker,

Assistant, Lang & Co.,.. Outfitter, Lang & Co.,

Broker,

Foreman, China Sugar Refinery,...

Gunner, P. & O. S. N. Company,

Ice House Lane. Hollywood Road. Mosque Terrace. Albany.

Albany.

254 Queen's Road West, Blue Buildings.

Blue Buildings.

27 Circular Pathway. Praya East.

West Point.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

173

L-Continued.

Legge, James Spence Lemon, George

Leon, Michel Francisco..

Leung Tun-po

Lin Sin Tseung

Logan, James Douglas

Lohman, Georg Wilhelm...... Lopes, Adolpho Luiz...... Lopes, Leopoldo Luiz

Loureiro, Eduardo Jose da Silva

Loxley, Hubert Henry

Luk Hew Chune

Luk Man Tsun

Lutz, Friederich Theodor

Luz, Didier Manuel da

Luz, Filomeno Militao da Luz, Joao Antonio da

Luz, Stephany Epepheni da Lye, William James

MacCallum, John

MacDonald, Neil

MacDougall, John

M

Mackintosh, Duncan Houston Maclean, Hector Coll........... Maclehose, James Henry MacHaffie, David

MacLaren, John Hutchison. MacLintock, Alexander. Madar, Ismael Pullay Main, Edward John Mallory, Lawrence.. Marinburk, Joseph.. Marques, Francisco Marques, Joao Placido Marshall, Andrew Currie Marty, August Raphael.. McGarry, Joseph Reyan McInnes, John

McLean, William Pender McLeish, Patrick

McRae, Donald

....

Mehta, Rustomjee Meherwanjee Melbye, Peter Emil Helga.....

1

Meier, John

Millar, Andrew..

Miller, Carl Eduard

Milner, John Hart

Milner, Jose Eleutherio Hart

Mitchell, Robert......... Moir, Alexander.. Moller, Johannes Friedrich Mooney, Charles...

Moore, William

Morden, Joseph More, Andrew Charles Morrison, James Cooke Moses, Joseph Moses........ Mudie, James Robert..... Muldoon, John Munro, Henry.... Murray, William Charles Musso, Salvador, Myers, Alexander

N

Nash, George Clark

Neves, Theodolino Vicente de Faria

Ng Man-Kwan

Nichol, Frank Ernest...

Nielson,

Gordius....

Nielson, Johan

Noel, William Walter

Nowrojee, Dinshaw

Assistant, W. Legge,

Proprietor, Seaman's Boarding House,.

Assistant, Blackhead & Co.,

Assistant, A. Johnstone, Marine Surveyor, Assistant, Oscar Brandt & Co.,

Boiler-maker, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., ... Assistant, Melchers & Co.,

Assistant, H.K. & Kowloon Wharf & Godown Co., Assistant, H.K. & Kowloon Wharf & Godown Co., Assistant, Russell & Co.,..................... Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Clerk, Hongkong Club,

Assistant, China Merchant S. N. Co., Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co.,

Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co.,

Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank,

Printer, Commercial Printing Office,. Assistant, Gilman & Co.,..

Assistant Master, Diocesan Home & Orphanage,

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co., Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Manager, Temperance Hall,...

Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Storekeeper, McEwen Frickel & Co.,........... Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, Engineer, Gordon & Co.,

Book-keeper, Victoria Hotel,

Engineer, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Timber Merchant,

Upholsterer,

Assistant, Lindstead & Davis,

Assistant, Austro Hungarian Lloyds S. N. Co., Acting Manager, Chartered Bank,

Commission Agent,

Wharfinger, H.K. & Kowloon Wharf & Godown Co., Assistant, Hongkong Hotel, .

Assistant, Eastern and Extension Telegraph Co.,...

Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Assistant, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Framjee Hormusjee & Co., Merchant,

Assistant, Kruse & Co., Plumber,

Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Teacher, S. Joseph College, Draughtsman,

Draughtsman, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co Steward, Sailors Home,

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.,

Assistant, China Traders' Insurance Company,...

Assistant, Welcome Tavern,

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co.,

Assistant, China Sugar Refinery,

Assistant, HK. & Macao Glass Manufacturing Co.,.. Assistant, S. J. David & Co.,

Civil Engineer, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.,... Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Mason, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.,... Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.,

Draughtsman, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.,... Diver, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.,

....

Agent,

Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co.,.....

|

Marlingford.

204 Queen's Road East.. Elgin Street.

Queen's Road Central. 16 Stanley Street. Kowloon Docks, Praya Central. Kowloon. Kowloon.

1.Staunton Street.

Praya Central. Queen's Road Central. Praya West. Praya Central. Old Bailey Street. 8 Chancery Lane. Staunton Street. Old Bailey Street. Bonham Road.

Queen's Road Central. Quarry Bay. Temperance Hall. Beaconsfield. East Point.

Queen's Road East. East Point. Beaconsfield. Bowrington Foundry. Praya.

Cosmopolitan Docks. Wantsai.

Queen's Road.

11 Hollywood Road. 7 Staunton Street. Glenseskin.

44 Queen's Road Central. Kowloon. Hongkong Hotel. Woodlands. Quarry Bay. East Point.

Queen's Road Central. 4 Rednaxela Terrace. 63 Wyndham Street. Queen's Road East. Queen's Road Central. Chancery Lane. Chancery Lane. Kowloon.

Sailors Home.

Queen's Road Central.

22 Caine Road.

Queen's Road. Queen's Road. Praya East. Praya Central. 18 Hollywood Road. Kowloon Docks. Quarry Bay.

East Point. East Point. Wantsai.

Kowloon Dock.

Queen's Road East.

55 Queen's Road West,

Praya Central.

Assistant, Lemon's Boarding House,

Assistant, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, Cosmopolitan Docks.

Operator, Great Northern Telegraph Co., Operator, Great Northern Telegraph Co.,.

Assistant, China Trader's Insurance Company, Merchant, Mehta & Co.,

Marine House.

Marine House.

Hongkong Hotel. Hollywood Road.

174

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

Obadaya, Ezekiel Isaac...

Ohly, Richard Nicolaus. Olson, John

Osborne, Edward

Ozorio, Candido Antonio Ozorio, Candido Julio

Ozorio, Francisco Antonio.. Ozorio, Heliodoro Francisco Ozorio, Leopoldo Eugenio

P

Paquin, Edouard Jean Max Parlane Matthew Gray

Parlane, William

Pascoal, Joao Pedro.

Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Assistant, Carlowitz & Co.,........ Householder,

Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Company, Assistant, Hongkong Hotel,

Clerk,...

Assistant, H. C. & M. Stoam-Boat Co.,.... Clerk,......

Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co.,

Merchant, Carlowitz & Co., .............. Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co., Manager, Hongkong Ice Company Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co.,... Assistant, A. R. Marty,

Queen's Road Central. Ice House Lane, Queen's Road East. Praya Central. 6 Chancery Lane. Alexandra Terrace. Shelly Street. Club Lusitano. Shelly Street.

Passos, Jose Maria......

Pereira, Alfredo Maria Roza.. Pereira, Eduardo.....

Pereira, Eugenio Zacharias Pires.... Pereira, Francisco Luiz....... Pereira, Jose Maria Gonzaga

Peter, John Charles

Assistant, Pacific Mail S. S. Company, Assistant, Schellhass & Co.,

Assistant, Chartered Mercantile Bank, Operator, Eastern and Extension Telegraph Co., Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank,

Peterson, Christian Frederick William... Proprietor, German Tavern,

Pinto, Ricardo Severino.............

Piron, Eugene.....

Piron, Louis

Pletter, Leo,

Poate, Walter

Polishwalla, Mermanjee Byramjee

Potts, George Frederick Hutton

Powell, John Ward

Pryde, Robert Dalgleish

Ramsay, William

Rangel, Jayme..

R

Rapp, Christian Friedrich Rebbeck, James Knight...

Reed, Walter Reeves, Colston

Reice, James Peter.. Reid, David....................

Remedios, Adelino Augusto dos. Remedios, Alexandrino Francisco dos... Remedios, Alexandrino Francisco dos, Jr. Remedios, Antonio dos.........

Remedios, Antonio Maria Place dos.............. Remedios, Boaventura Francisco Savard- Remedios, Demetrio Antonio....... Remedios, Filomeno Antonio dos Remedios, Francisco Jose dos. Remedios, Geraldo dos .........

Remedios, Innocencio Antonio dos. Remedios, Jeronymo Miguel dos Remedios, Jose Gonsalves dos ... Remedios, Melchiadis Espiridios dos Remedios, Romualdo Jacob dos Remedios, Sigismundo Victor dos.. Remedios, Vital Innocencio dos............. Ribeiro, Alfredo Jorge Vieira.

Ribeiro Athanazio Francisco, Jr. Ribeiro, Francisco Ildelfonso Ribeiro, Francisco Xavier Vieira Ribeiro, Jose Maria Vieira Ribeirc, Rogerio Antonio Vieira Rivers, George Thomas......

Professor of Music,

Pianoforte Dealer, Hahn & Piron, French Teacher,

Hairdresser, Campbell & Moore Co., Ld., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Broker,

Assistant, Russell & Co.,....

Assistant, Powell &

Assistant, Lang & Co.,....................

Engineer, Scottish Oriental S. S. Company, Share and General Broker Auctioneer,

Engineer, Fenwick & Co., Assistant, W. Brewer, Assistant, More & Seimund, Assistant, Grand Hotel, Assistant, MacEwen Frickel & Co., Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Assistant, Douglas Lapraik & Co.,.... Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, Merchant, Remedios & Co.,. Assistant, Chartered Bank, Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Merchant,

Assistant, Union Insurance Society of Canton,... Assistant, Douglas Lapraik & Co.,.................... Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.,

Assistant, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company,. Assistant, J. J. dos Remedios & Co., Assistant, Gordon & Co.,..................

Assistant, Gordon & Co.,.......

Mosque Terrace. Queen's Road. East Point. Staunton Street.

32 Cochrane Street. 15 Old Bailey Sreet. Hollywood Road. Wyndham Street. Rozario Street, Shelley Street Beaconsfield. Queen's Road Central. Mosque Street.

45 Wyndham Street. 45 Wyndham Street. Wyndham Street.

5 Upper Mosque Terrace. 12 Aberdeen Street Praya Central.

Queen's Road Central. 3 Blue Buildings.

Third Street, West Point. Mosque Street.

Zetland Street.

Wantsai.

Queen's Road Central.

Praya East.

Praya Central.

Queen's Road East.

Staunton Street.

Aberdeen Street. Albany Street. Remedios Terrace. Elgin Steeet. Hollywood Road. Caine Road. Chancery Lane. 2 Stanley Street. Elgin Street. Kowloon Docks. 25 Elgin Street. Alexandra Terrace. Remedios Terrace. Chancery Lane. Staunton Street.

9 Remedios Terrace.

Staunton Street.

Elgin Street.

Operator, Eastern & Extension Telegraph Co........ Elgin Street.

Assistant, Chartered Mercantile Bank,

Assistant, Adamson Bell & Co.

Assistant, J. M. Armstrong,

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Assistant, Pustau & Co.,

.....

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.,

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.,

Assistant, Kelly & Walsh Co., Limited,.

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co.,...................

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.,

Assistant, Arnhold Karberg & Co., Draper,

Elgin Terrace.

Staunton Street.

Queen's Road Central.

Richards, Charles Walter

Rieth, Max....

Robarts, John......

Robarts, Ricardo Ramiro....

Robertson, William Bruce....

Robinson, Nathaniel John.. Rocha Carlos Jorge da...... Rodger, Alexander. Rodger, John

Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co.,

Acting-Accountant, Chartered Mercantile Bank,

Assistant, Hongkong Hotel, ...

Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co.........

Assistant, China Sugar Refinery,

Assistant, China Sugar Refinery,

Queen's Road Central.

Pedder Street. Praya Central. Lyndhurst Terrace. Ladder Street. Queen's Road Central. Hongkong Hotel. Staunton Street.

East Point.

East Point.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

175

R-Continued.

3

Rogge, Carl Heinrich....

Ross, Kenneth McKenzie

Rowand, Alexander

Roza, Jose Francisco Campos da

Roza, Maximiano Maria Campos da...

Roza, Luiz d'Araujo

Rozario, Alexandrino Jose do Rozario, Augusto Jose do ..... Rozario, Cathrino Manuel do Rozario, Ernesto Francisco do Rozario, Francisco Xavier do. Rozario, Hilario Antonio do Rozario, Jose Maria do .......... Rozario, Polycarpo Antonio Rozario, Porfirio Francisco do Rozario, Valeriano da Cruz Rusch, Carl Theodore Rutter, Robert Vart ....

S

Sa, Francisco Paulo de Sachse, George Franz Robert Sanders, Hermann Santos, Amancio dos

Santos, Francisco Ferreira dos Sapoorjee, Eduljee..... Saunders James Dashwood Saunders, William Joshua........... Sawyer, Frederick Herbert

Sayle, Thomas Henry

Schmidt, Wilhelm August Ferdinand Schonberger, Richard.............

Schroter, Johann Georg Ludwig Schuster, Jacob Fritz.

Schwarzkopf, Friedrich Johann Rudolph Scott, Hans....... Scott, William....

Scudder, James Maddison..

Seimund, Carl Hienrich Eibert... Senna, Antonio Procopio de Sequeira, Gumelsindo Jesus Sequeira, Lara Banguin...... Sew Kai

Shea, William Augustus Sheppard, Herbert

Shewan, Gordon Robert..

Shewan, William Thomson

Siemssen, Hermann Theodor..

Sicrich, Hermann Gustav Silas, Moses Solomon... Silbermann, Teval

Silva, Adriano Henrique Mancio da......

Silva, Alexandre Amador Eca da.....................

Silva, Antonio Eucliedes Maria da

Silva, Arnaldo Tacio Gomes da

Silva, Emiliano Maria da

Silva, Ernesto Estevao da.....

Silva, Egydie Antonio

Silva, Francisco Pereira da

Silva, Jorginio Benardino Eca da....

Silva, Lucas Antonio da

Skene, Hugh Macaskill...

Slaghek, Francis Heukensfeldt..

Smith, Henry.....

Smith, John Henry

Smith, Richard

Soares, Antonio Guilherme Bernardo

Soares, Francisco Assis........

Souza, Euzebio Florentino de Souza, Marcellino de ..................

·

Souza, Miguel Angelo Antonio de Speidel, Paul Hermann Stevens, George Richard, Stewart, Gershom'

Assistant, Melchers & Co.,

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Sub-Accountant, Chartered Bank,

Broker,

Broker,

Assistant, Chartered Bank,

Assistant, D. Sassoon Sons & Co.,...... Merchant, Rozario & Co., Assistant, Melchers & Co., Assistant, G. Rangel, Assistant, Meyer & Co., Assistant, Afong Photographer, Assistant, Chartered Bank, Assistant, Pustau & Co.,

Assistant, Meyer & Co.,

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes, Merchant, Scheele &'Co.,.........

....

Praya Central. Pedder Street.

Queen's Road Central. 31 Elgin Street. 31 Elgin Street. 7 Old Bailey Street. Staunton Street. Caine Road. Staunton Street. Staunton Street.

Hollywood Road. Wantsai.

Spring Gardens. Mosque Junction. Staunton Street. 3 Staunton Street.

2 Stanley Street.

Blacksmith, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.,...... Kowloon Docks.

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co.,... Piano-forte Dealer, Hahn & Piron,. Assistant, Carlowitz & Co.,................... Printer, Guedes & Co.,....

...

Assistant, Hongkong Rope Manufacturing Co., Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Company,..

Assistant, New Oriental Bank,

Assistant, Union Insurance Society of Canton,. Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Draper, Rose & Co.,

Gunmaker,.....

Storekeeper, Kruse & Co., Assistant, Meyer & Co.,

Foreman, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Blackhead & Co., Assistant, Schellass & Co.,

Assistant, Hongkong Ice Company,

Manager, Hongkong Rope Manufacturing Co.,...... Storekeeper, More & Seimund,..

Manager, Hongkong Soda Water Manufacturing Co., Assistant, A. R Marty & Co.,

Assitant, A. R. Marty,....

Assistant Compradore, Russell & Co.,

Assistant Gunner, P. & O. S. N. Company,

Assistant, Gibb Livingston & Co.,

Assistant, Russell & Co.,

Assistant, Russell & Co.,

Assistant, Siemssen & Co.,

Assistant, Melchers & Co.,

Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,

Proprietor, Land We live in Tavern, Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Commission Agent,

Assistant, Russell & Co.,.... Assistant, Belilios & Co.,....

Assistant, Chartered Bank, Assistant, Hon. C. P. Chater, Assistant, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant, New Oriental Bank,

Assistant, G. R. Stevens,...

Sub-Accountant, Chartered Bank,

Assistant, Kennedy's Livery Stables,

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co.,

Storekeeper, Blackhead & Co.,

Assistant, Belilios & Co.,

Elgin Street.

Queen's Road Central. Ice House Lane. Mosque Street.

14 Lyndhurst Terrace. Elgin Street.

Queen's Road Central. Hongkong Hotel.

Bisnee Villa, Pokfulam. Queen's Road Central. Beaconsfield Arcade. Queen's Road Central. Queen's Road Central. East Point. Wyndham Street. Praya Central. Ice House Lane. 9 Seymour Terrace. Praya East.

14 Hollywood Road. 19 Mosque Terrace. 19 Mosque Street. Praya Central. Praya Central. Stanley Street. Praya Central. Praya Central.

Queen's Road Central. Praya Central.

Queen's Road Central. Queen's Road. Caine Road. 33 Pottinger Street. 19 Mosque Junction. Queen's Road East. Pokfulam.

Hollywood Road. Praya East. Queen's Road.

Wantsai.

Garden Road.

Queen's Road Central.

Pedder Street. ·

Superintendent, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Cosmopolitan Docks.

Assistant, Land We Live In Tavern,

Assistant, Pustau & Co.,

Commission Agent,.....

Assistant, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company,

Assistant, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company.. Assistant, Gaupp & Co.,

Merchant,

Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank,

Caine Road.

Queen's Road East.

Shelly Street.

Shelly Street.

14 Wyndham Street. Staunton Street.

Shelley Street. Beaconsfield Arcade. Pokfulam.

Beaconsfield.

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176

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

S-Continued.

Stewart, William

Stiene, Carl...

Stockhaussen, Francis Waldemar,

George von

Stringer, Harry Lamb

Strom, Georg......

Sudka, Kelly Abraham

Sutherland, John.

Swales, George Henry

Swales, William

T

Assistant, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, Cosmopolitan Docks. Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Secretary, German Club, .....

Undertaker, Brown Jones & Co.,

Controller, Great Northern Telegraph Company,

Assistant, S. J. David & Co.,

Assistant, China Sugar Refinery,

Secretary, Masonic Clnb,.....

Quarry Bay.

Queen's Road East. Queen's Road East. Mosque Street. Pottinger Street. East Point.

Masonic Club.

Engineer, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, Kowloon Docks.

Taufer, George.

Tavares, Jose Philippe Taylor, William Terry, Edgar William Thompson, Alfred Joseph. Thompson, Charles Henry Thompson, Thomas Henry Thomsett, Harry Mayes Tirnstein, Gustav Adolf........ Tomlin, George Lomer Tulloch, David

Tullock, James

Turner, Arthur

.....

Twentyman, James Robert

House Owner,

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes,

Chemist, Hongkong Distillery,

Assistant, Hongkong & China Gas Company,

Agent, China and Japan Telephone Company, Ld., Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co.,....

Turner, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank,. Assistant, Stolterfoht & Hirst,

Assistant, China Fire Insurance Company, Plater, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, Assistant, Adamson Bell & Co., Architect, Bird & Palmer,

60 Peel Street. Elgin Terrace, East Point.

High Street, West Poin.. Club Chambers. Praya Central. Kowloon Docks. Beaconsfield. Praya Central.

45 Queen's Road Central. Kowloon Dooks. Hongkong Hotel. Richmond Road.

Marine Supt., Milburne & Co.'s China & Coast Strs., Queen's Road.

U

Ullmann, Jacques

Merchant,

V

Varda, Francis

Vieira, Alexandrino Jose

Assistant, Austro Hungarian Lloyds S. N. Co., Assistant, Holliday Wise & Co.,...................

54 Queen's Road Central.

Westbourne Villas. Alexandra Terrace.

W

Waddell, James...... Wadman, Hubert Perry Wallace, John....................... Wallace, William Henry Wark, William

.....

Watson, George Irvine

Webster, James George...

Webster John...................

Whealler, Edmund Singleton

Whelan, Arthur Alford ...........

Whittall, James Bowyer Kidman. Wieler, Oscar Wilhelm

Wilford, Francis Cumming

......

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, China Traders' Insurance Co., Plater, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.,.. Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Russell & Co.,.........................

Foreman, China Sugar Refinery,

Assistant, P. &. O. S. N. Co.,

Merchant, Adamson Bell & Co.,

....

Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, Assistant, China Traders' Insurance Co.,. Merchant, Wieler & Co.,

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co..

Assistant, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.,

WilleGustav AdolphFriedrich August von Assistant, Melchers & Co.,

Wilkie, John

Wilson, Robert

Wilson, William....

Witte, Herm

Wohlters, Andrew

.....

Wong A-pat.

Wong Hum Soon

Wong Po Chune................ Wong Tin-po. Wong Tap

Wood, David Wood, William

Woodford, Augustus James Wright, Robert Thomas

X

Xavier, Caetano Jose

Xavier, Innocencio Athanazio Xavier, Leopoldo Antonio..... Xavier, Lisbello Jesus

Assistant, Powell & Co.,

Engineer, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Assistant, J. Lembke & Co.,

Assistant, Blackhead & Co.,

Assistant, Hongkong & China Bakery Co., Godown.-keeper, Jardine Matheson & Co., Broker,

Assistant, I Shun Tai Hong,

Merchant, ....

Watchmaker, G. Falconer & Co.,

Ship-wright, Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Assistant, Kelly & Walsh Company, Limited, Assistant, Hongkong & Shanghai Bank,

Salesman, Armazem Co-operativo Stores Ld., Assistant, E. Burnie, ...

Assistant, Douglas Lapraik & Co...... Assistant, Kelly & Walsh Company Limited,

Quarry Bay. College Chambers. Kowloon Docks. Beaconsfield. Quarry Bay. Praya Central. East Point. West Point. Hongkong Club. Beaconsfield. Seymour Terrace. Praya Central. Queen's Road. Aberdeen Docks. Praya Central.

Queen's Road Central. Kowloon Docks.

5 Pedders Hill.

Wyndham Street. Wantsai.

1 Jardine's Bazaar.

U Hing Lane. Bonham Strand.

2 Old Baily Street. Queen's Road Central. Kowloon Docks. Queen's Road. Beaconsfield.

80 Lyndhurst Terrace. Shelley Street. Stanley Street. Queen's Road,

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

177

Y

Yeung Ching-shui....

Young, Walter Harry.

Yvanovich, Guilherme Antonio.........

Z

Zantzen, Ludwig Wilhelm

School Master,

Accountant, Chartered Bank, Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., .

Assistant, Schellass & Co.,

Yu Hing Lane. Queen's Road Central. Shelley Street.

Praya Central.

A. G. WISE,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, Hongkong, 1st February, 1887.

Revised, corrected, and the Special Jurors designated by the Legislative Council, this 19th day of February, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 67.

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to appoint, provi- sionally, ROBERT MINTO JAMESON, Esquire, M.A., to be an Assistant Master in the Government Central School.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 68.

  It is hereby notified that the existing Government Cattle Depot at Kennedy Town has been leased to MAN ON (), of No. 92, First Street, Saiyingp'un, for the remainder of the current year, on the conditions set forth in Government Notification No. 29 of the 22nd ultimo.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 69.

The following Annual Returns from the Acting Registrar General are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Cerretary.

RETURNS OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS FOR THE YEAR 1886, ENDING 31ST DECEMBER.

DISTRICTS.

BRITISH AND FOREIGN COMMUNITY.

CHINESE.

DEATHS. BRITISH AND FOREIGN COMMUNITY.

DEATHS IN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS.

BIRTHS.

DEATHS.

BIRTHS.

DEATHS.

British and Foreign,...... 63

Males.

Females. Total.

Portuguese,

54

Indians, &c.,..........

24

Boys. Girls.

Males. Females. Boys. Girls.

Males.

Females.

Non-Residents,

52

Of the Deaths in Victoria,

Total,..

193

there were in the-

Victoria,

84

93

149

43

624

541

2,268

1,830

Kaulung,

Shaukiwan,

Aberdeen,

Stanley,

1

1

38

14

212

120

Sex Unknown,-Chinese.

Italian Convent,

152

421

573

58

47

155

90

:.

:

:

:

:

:

:

Victoria,

6

Kaulung,

3

Asile de la Ste. Enfance,....

257

565

822

17

24

86

83

:

· Total,.

Tung Wa Hospital,

881

214 1,095

6

10

29

25

:

TOTAL,..

84

94

149

44

743

636

2,750

2,148

Total Deaths of Chinese,......S

4,907

Total,

GRAND TOTAL.

POPULATION.-CENSUS, 1881.

ANNUAL DEATH-RATE PER 1,000.

1882.

1883.

1884.

1885.

1886.

178

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19?? FEBRUARY, 1887.

Estimated Popula-

tion 1886, based on the increases shown in the Census of 1876 and 1881.

1,290 1,200 2,490

Annual

Birth-Rate

Annual

Death-Rate

per 1,000.

per 1,000.

British and Foreign Community,.

9,712

15.75

17.60

16.37

20.90

19.87

10,412

17.09

18.54

Births,

Deaths,

..1,557

Chinese,....

....150,690 26.78

30.84

27.59

33.10

32.56-

171,290

8.05

28.65

...5,100

Whole Population,

....160,402

26:11

30.04

26.91

32.36

31.79

181,702

8.57

28.07

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 31st January, 1887.

J. H. STEWART LOCKART,

Acting Registrar General.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

177

Y

Yeung Ching-shui....

Young, Walter Harry.

Yvanovich, Guilherme Antonio.........

Z

Zantzen, Ludwig Wilhelm

School Master,

Accountant, Chartered Bank, Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., .

Assistant, Schellass & Co.,

Yu Hing Lane. Queen's Road Central. Shelley Street.

Praya Central.

A. G. WISE,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, Hongkong, 1st February, 1887.

Revised, corrected, and the Special Jurors designated by the Legislative Council, this 19th day of February, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 67.

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to appoint, provi- sionally, ROBERT MINTO JAMESON, Esquire, M.A., to be an Assistant Master in the Government Central School.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 68.

  It is hereby notified that the existing Government Cattle Depot at Kennedy Town has been leased to MAN ON (), of No. 92, First Street, Saiyingp'un, for the remainder of the current year, on the conditions set forth in Government Notification No. 29 of the 22nd ultimo.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 69.

The following Annual Returns from the Acting Registrar General are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Cerretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

177

Y

Yeung Ching-shui....

Young, Walter Harry.

Yvanovich, Guilherme Antonio.........

Z

Zantzen, Ludwig Wilhelm

School Master,

Accountant, Chartered Bank, Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., .

Assistant, Schellass & Co.,

Yu Hing Lane. Queen's Road Central. Shelley Street.

Praya Central.

A. G. WISE,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, Hongkong, 1st February, 1887.

Revised, corrected, and the Special Jurors designated by the Legislative Council, this 19th day of February, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 67.

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to appoint, provi- sionally, ROBERT MINTO JAMESON, Esquire, M.A., to be an Assistant Master in the Government Central School.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 15th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 68.

  It is hereby notified that the existing Government Cattle Depot at Kennedy Town has been leased to MAN ON (), of No. 92, First Street, Saiyingp'un, for the remainder of the current year, on the conditions set forth in Government Notification No. 29 of the 22nd ultimo.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 69.

The following Annual Returns from the Acting Registrar General are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Cerretary.

RETURNS OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS FOR THE YEAR 1886, ENDING 31ST DECEMBER.

DISTRICTS.

BRITISH AND FOREIGN COMMUNITY.

CHINESE.

DEATHS. BRITISH AND FOREIGN COMMUNITY.

DEATHS IN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS.

BIRTHS.

DEATHS.

BIRTHS.

DEATHS.

British and Foreign,...... 63

Males.

Females. Total.

Portuguese,

54

Indians, &c.,..........

24

Boys. Girls.

Males. Females. Boys. Girls.

Males.

Females.

Non-Residents,

52

Of the Deaths in Victoria,

Total,..

193

there were in the-

Victoria,

84

93

149

43

624

541

2,268

1,830

Kaulung,

Shaukiwan,

Aberdeen,

Stanley,

1

1

38

14

212

120

Sex Unknown,-Chinese.

Italian Convent,

152

421

573

58

47

155

90

:.

:

:

:

:

:

:

Victoria,

6

Kaulung,

3

Asile de la Ste. Enfance,....

257

565

822

17

24

86

83

:

· Total,.

Tung Wa Hospital,

881

214 1,095

6

10

29

25

:

TOTAL,..

84

94

149

44

743

636

2,750

2,148

Total Deaths of Chinese,......S

4,907

Total,

GRAND TOTAL.

POPULATION.-CENSUS, 1881.

ANNUAL DEATH-RATE PER 1,000.

1882.

1883.

1884.

1885.

1886.

178

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19?? FEBRUARY, 1887.

Estimated Popula-

tion 1886, based on the increases shown in the Census of 1876 and 1881.

1,290 1,200 2,490

Annual

Birth-Rate

Annual

Death-Rate

per 1,000.

per 1,000.

British and Foreign Community,.

9,712

15.75

17.60

16.37

20.90

19.87

10,412

17.09

18.54

Births,

Deaths,

..1,557

Chinese,....

....150,690 26.78

30.84

27.59

33.10

32.56-

171,290

8.05

28.65

...5,100

Whole Population,

....160,402

26:11

30.04

26.91

32.36

31.79

181,702

8.57

28.07

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 31st January, 1887.

J. H. STEWART LOCKART,

Acting Registrar General.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

DEATH-RATES in different Groups of Ages for the Year 1886.

179

AGES.

BRITISH AND FOREIGN.

CHINESE.

Deaths.

Per cent. of whole.

Deaths.

Per cent. of whole.

Under one year,

22

11.40

1,513

30.84

One year to five,.

26

13.47

705

14.37

Total under five years,

48

24.87

2,218

45.21

From 5 to 10 years,

1.04

140

2.85

10 20

11

5.70

225

4.59

""

""

""

20 25

22

11.40

217

4.42

""

39

""

.....

25 35

39

20.20

534

10.88

97

""

35 45

29

15.03

577

99.

??

39

11.76

45 55

20

10.36

385

7.84

""

""

55

? 65

7

3.63

299

6.09

""

65

75

9

4.66

187

3.81

""

""

""

75 85

5

2.59

'86

1.75

""

??

""

85 *95

1

0.52

14

29

99

""

""

95 and upwards,

...

1

2

Unknown, .............

24

49

Total.......

193

100.00

4,907

100.00

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 31st January, 1887.

J. H. STEWArt Lockhart,

Acting Registrar General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION,-No. 70.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Friday, the 4th March, 1887 :-

1. For picking up, reforming, channelling and macadamizing 240 feet lineal of the west end

of Battery Road.

2. Hor repairing, painting, colouring, lime-whiting, &c. the Central Police Station.

?

3. For constructing new latrines, urinals, covered way, &c. Wantsai School.

4. For the construction of a sewer in Shektongtsui, leading from Belchers Battery to the

Shektongtsui Market:

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For specifications and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. -No. 63.

  The following Lot of Crown Land at Kennedy Town, will be sold by Public Auction, on Monday, the 21st day of February, at 4 P.M.

Inland Lot No. 1082.

For Particulars and Conditions of Sale see Government Notification No. 48 of the 5th instant.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

DEATH-RATES in different Groups of Ages for the Year 1886.

179

AGES.

BRITISH AND FOREIGN.

CHINESE.

Deaths.

Per cent. of whole.

Deaths.

Per cent. of whole.

Under one year,

22

11.40

1,513

30.84

One year to five,.

26

13.47

705

14.37

Total under five years,

48

24.87

2,218

45.21

From 5 to 10 years,

1.04

140

2.85

10 20

11

5.70

225

4.59

""

""

""

20 25

22

11.40

217

4.42

""

39

""

.....

25 35

39

20.20

534

10.88

97

""

35 45

29

15.03

577

99.

??

39

11.76

45 55

20

10.36

385

7.84

""

""

55

? 65

7

3.63

299

6.09

""

65

75

9

4.66

187

3.81

""

""

""

75 85

5

2.59

'86

1.75

""

??

""

85 *95

1

0.52

14

29

99

""

""

95 and upwards,

...

1

2

Unknown, .............

24

49

Total.......

193

100.00

4,907

100.00

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 31st January, 1887.

J. H. STEWArt Lockhart,

Acting Registrar General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION,-No. 70.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Friday, the 4th March, 1887 :-

1. For picking up, reforming, channelling and macadamizing 240 feet lineal of the west end

of Battery Road.

2. Hor repairing, painting, colouring, lime-whiting, &c. the Central Police Station.

?

3. For constructing new latrines, urinals, covered way, &c. Wantsai School.

4. For the construction of a sewer in Shektongtsui, leading from Belchers Battery to the

Shektongtsui Market:

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For specifications and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. -No. 63.

  The following Lot of Crown Land at Kennedy Town, will be sold by Public Auction, on Monday, the 21st day of February, at 4 P.M.

Inland Lot No. 1082.

For Particulars and Conditions of Sale see Government Notification No. 48 of the 5th instant.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 12th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

180

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 71.

   The following List of Masters, Mates, and Engineers, who have passed their Examinations before the Board of Examiners, provided by Section 15 of Ordinance No. 8 of 1879, during the year ended 31st December, 1886, is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

LIST of MASTERS, MATES, and ENGINEERS, who have passed their Examinations, and obtained Certificates of Competency,

issued under the provisions of Her Majesty's Order in Council of the 31st December 1883, for the Year ending 31st- December, 1886.

DATE.

No. of CERTIFICATE.

NAMES.

GROSBANEL

January 4

168

Thomas Ryder Galsworthy,.....

6

169

>>

6

170

Philip Williams,

"

13

171

Thomas Clarkson Rainford,

18

172

22

173

??

27

174

"

February 10

175

12

176

99

13

177

19

178

""

23

179

March

1

180

8

181

"9

19

182

25

183

26

184

""

27

185

John Murchie,

April

5

186

7

187

""

9

188

""

13

189

""

15

190

Carl Johan Olsson,

99

16

191

John Guthrie Fyffe,

""

17

192

29

193

May

20

194

John Albert Morris,

June

1

195

John Taylor Norrie,

......

2

196

Henry Maxson Wilson,

29

16

197

John Henry Howes,

99

19

198

Adolph August Schlur,....

July

1

199

James Hepburn Galbraith,

200

Thomas Wright Gardiner Graham,....

William George Henry Morrell,

James Price,

James Hutchison,

Hermann Ubbo Hartmann,

Herbert Leighton Newham,...

Harry Newcomb,

Jose Augusto Gracias,

Robert Belgarnie Fraser,

Hugh Rodger,

Charles Olsen Wiese,

William Christie,

John Watson,

Frederic Darwin Grey Skipworth, William Hill,

Spencer Charles Hooper Wilde, Thomas Batchelor,

Alexander Roberts,

Paul Albert Louis Rodeck,

Thomas Powell,...........

Samuel Groundwater,

First Mate.

Do.

Second Class Engineer.

Do.

First Mate.

First Class Engineer. First Mate Master.

Do.

Second Class Engineer. Do.

First Class Engineer. First Mate. First Class Engineer.

Second Mate.

Do. Second Class Engineer. First Class Engineer. Master (Renewal). First Class Engineer. Master. Second Class Engineer.

Do.

Do. First Mate.

First Class Engineer.

Master.

First Mate.

Second Class Engineer.

Do.

Second Mate.

First Class Engineer.

Second Class Engineer.

7

201

George Norton Holmes,

""

8

202

George Jackson,

8

203

Johann Friedrich Gustav Griffel,

99

14

204

John Andrew Stopani,

19

31

205

Charles Badenoch Buyers,

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

First Class Engineer.

?

19

August 6

206

Robert Henery Wilson,..

11

207

""

13

208

99

17

209

99

25

210

Nicklas Severin Soderman,

Hugh Henry Rimington, William Ramsay,

Frank Duncan,

??

31

211

George Percival Vaillant,..

"

September 2

212

John Jenkins,

23

213

James Joseph Thompson,.

""

October

11

214

John Cochran Oughton,

13

215

""

13

216

"2

27

217

28

218

""

November 1

219

John James Edwards,

9

220

David Ronald Buchan,

??

11

221

""

11

222

""

13

223

""

19

224

23

225

""

December 6

226

20

227

John Osborne Morgan, Joseph Metcalfe,

Robert Currie,

Johannes Marius Lusberg, John Broadfoot Houston,. Harold Leffler,

Thomas Fairbairn,..

Edward Le Mesurier Robinson, Frank Crosby Parker,

Frederik Willem Johannes Karsh,

Ernest Ballard,

Harbour Department, Hongkong, 11th February, 1887.

Only Mate.

First Mate.

Second Mate.

First Class Engineer.

First Mate.

Second Class Engineer.

First Mate.

Second Class Engineer.

First Mate.

Master.

Second Class Engineer.

Do.

First Mate.

Do. Second Mate.

First Class Engineer.

First Mate.

First Class Engineer. First Mate. Second Class Engineer. First Mate. Do.

H. G. THO?sett, r.N.,

Harbour Master, &c.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887. 181

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 72.

The following Statement relative to the District Watchmen's Fund is published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 19th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Statement of the Receipts and Expenditure relative to the Hongkong District Watchmen's Fund, for the Fourth Quarter of the Year 1886.

RECEIPTS.

EXPENDITURE.

To Contributions by different shops, fourth

Disbursements in October, November, & December, 1886:-

quarter,

683.88

To Government grant, ....

500.00

District No. 1.

To Balance of previous quarter,..

152.90

Wages of Head District Watchman, $ 45.00

Wages of 3 Watchmen,

63.00

Rent of Station (including Taxes),.

12.00

A

Oil,

1.00

$121.00

District No. 2.

Wages of Head District Watchman, $ 45.00

Wages of 8 Watchmen,...

Rent of Station,.

Oil,

Taxes, fourth quarter,

District No. 3.

154.50

30.00

2.25

3.90

$235.65

Wages of Head District Watchman, $ 45.00

Wages of 8 Watchmen,.

Rent of Station,..

Oil,

Taxes, fourth quarter,

District No. 4.

151.40

24.00

2.25

3.12

$225.77

Wages of Head District Watchman, $ 45.00

Wages of 6 Watchmen, (less fine)

Oil, ...

Rent of Station (including Taxes),

116.50

30.00

1.50

$193.00

District No. 5.

Wages of Head District Watchman, $ 45.00

Wages of 8 Watchmen,...

Rent of Station (including Taxes),

Oil,

District No. 6.

153.00

31.00

2.25

$231.25

Wages of Head District Watchman, $ 45.00

leas fine

Wages of 4 Watchmen, (10)

Rent of Station (including Taxes),

Oil,

Miscellaneous Expenses.

79.00

12.75

1.00

$137.75

Collector's Wages,.

$

30.00

Manager's Wages,

12.00

Uniform,..

122.26

Paper,.

90

$ 165.16

Total of Disbursements,.

.$1,309.58

Balance in hand,

.$ 27.20

Total...

.$1,336.78

Total,......

.$1,836.78

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 16th February, 1887.

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART,

Acting Registrar Generai.

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Arsina, A.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

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Letters. Papers.

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1

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1

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1

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2

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1

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The above letters have been returned from various places at which the addressees cannot be found, or have been refused. If not claimed within

ten days, they will be opened and returned to the writers.

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暑輔政使司史

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三約頭人一名工銀四十五元 巡丁八名工銀一百五十一元四毫 館租銀二十四元 冬季差餉銀三元十二仙士 生油銀二元十五仙 共支銀二百二十五元七十七仙士

四約頭人一名工銀四十五元 巡丁六名工銀一百一十六元五 內除罰項銀五圓 館租銀三十元連差餉在內 生油銀一元五毫 共支銀一百九十三元

五約頭人一名工銀四十五元 巡丁八名工銀一百五十三元 館租銀三十一元連差餉在? 生油銀二元二十五仙士 共支銀二百三十一元二十五仙士

六約頭人一名工銀四十五元 巡丁四名工銀七十九元 內除髑項 錫五亳 館租鏐一十二元七十五仙士連差餉在? 生油銀一元 共支銀一百三十七元七十五仙士

支收銀人一名工銀三十元 支司事人一名工銀十二元

十九日示

曉諭事照得現奉

督憲札爺將各約更練進支數目一?開示於下

一千八百八十七年

十九日示

署安撫華民政務司駱

案呈事?將本港一千八百八十六年冬季所支更練薪水公費及各 進支數目逐欸陳列於下

冬季合共支銀一千三百零九元五十八仙士 除支外向存錢二十七元二毫 一千八百八十七年

收各舖戶更練銀六百八十三元八十八仙士

二 月

11

支號衣銀一百二十二元二十六仙士 支紙銀九毫 共支雜項工銀一百六十五元一十六仙士

十六日呈

公庫來銀五百元

接上季存銀一百五十二元九

共進銀一千三百三十六元七十八仙士

今將一千八百八十六年十月十一月十二月支數開列於左 一約頭人一名工銀四十五元 巡丁三名工銀六十元

館租銀十二元連差餉在? 生油鍋一元

共支銀一百二十一元

憲 示 第六十三號

署輔政使司史

曉諗事照得現將官地一出投係?錄岸地第一千零八十二號坐 落堅利德城准於西歷本年二月二十一日?禮拜一下午四點鐘當 ?開投如欲知詳細者可將西?本年二月初五日第四十八號憲示 取看可也特示

一千八百八十七年

十二日示

A

184

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政府

羅胡

鍾作付

封封

封封

郵近

郵政總局如有此人可到本局領取3名號 近有付往外埠吉信賣封無人到取現由外付回香港

跌貴

黃唐可數

健景封

AA

作連付樂謙頓信一封交李亞貴收入

取現

付舊山信一封交葉連慶收入 鍾欽福付新金山域多厘?家跌打丸信一包交鍾五收入

豪祿付舊山信一封交唐天?收入

付谷當信一封交賴亞才收入

付急頓卑信一封交區瑞網收入

收入

羅生付外埠信一封交羅華燦收入 胡葉氏付合不里把信一封交胡仕尊收入

現有由外埠付到

"數封貯存

郵政總局如有此

一封交周富剛收入 一封交周文迪收入 二封交周勇聯收入

彬才鑑能剛

封 封封

入入入收

收收收收收收 入 入入入入入入入 入

入可信

一封交周光收入 一封交周陵光收入 一封交周東收入 一周銳廷收人 二封交周汝近收入 一封交周鴉懷收入 一封交周大恒收 1

一封交周智開收1

一封交楊滿大收

收收收

衍世望彰悅 中磐

璧 秋基廷明 收收親收收收收收收收 入入收入入入入入人入

入收

一封交?進收入

一封交李社彬收入

一封交李堆賢收入 一封交李維有收入

一封交?葉興收入 一封交黃利然收入

封封封抖 封封

崔劉維

封封封封封封

一封交黎丑養收入

一封交亞爐母親收 一封交維望母親收 一封交曹相垣收入

一封交鄭覺初收入

錫隆

收收收親

一封交與後創收入

村後

可即到本局領取茲將原名號列左

SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

THE will it Summers urtice.

HECourt will sit in Summary Jurisdiction,

THE CO

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

By Order of the Court,

A. G. WISE, Acting Registrar.

In the Matter of the Estate of

LIM LEACK, Deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that The Honour-

able the Chief Justice has, in virtue of Section 3 of Ordinance No. 9 of 1870, made an Order limiting to the Fifteenth day of April, 1887, as the time for Creditors and others of LIM LEACK, formerly of Outram Road, Sin- gapore, in the Straits Settlements, but late of Amoy, in the Empire of China, Merchant, deceased, who died at Amoy aforesaid, on the 22nd day of August, 1875, and Letters of Ad- ministration with Exemplification of the Will annexed of whose personal Estate and Effects have been granted by the Supreme Court of Hongkong in its Probate Jurisdiction to WIL- LIAM HENRY GASKELL as Attorney for LIM TECK GEE, one of the Executors named in the Will of the said LIM LEACK, deceased, to send in their Claims against the above Estate.

 All Persons indebted to the above Estate are requested to make immediate payment to the above named WILLIAM HENRY GASKELL.

Dated this 18th day of February, 1887.

SHARP, JOHNSON & STOKES.

NOTICE.

T

THE Interest and Responsibility of the late Mr. GEORG THEODOR SIEMSSEN in our Firm ceased on the 24th November, 1886, and that of Mr. PAUL GERHARD HUBBE on the 31st December, 1886.

Mr. JACOB RUFF has been authorized to sign our Firm per procuration from this date.

SIEMSSEN & Co.

Hongkong and China,

14th February, 1887.

THE HONGKONG FIRE INSURANCE

No

COMPANY,

LIMITED.

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS.

OTICE is hereby given that the Eighteenth ORDINARY ANNUAL MEETING of Share- holders in the above named Company will be held at the Company's Office situate in Peddar's Street, Victoria, in the Colony of Hongkong, on Piesday, the 22nd day of February, 1887, at 12.30 of the clock in the afternoon to receive a Statement of Accounts to the 31st December, 1886, the Report of the General Managers; and to elect a Consulting Committee and Auditors.

And Notice is hereby also given that at the same place and in the same day at 12.45 o'clock in the afternoon or so soon afterwards as the Ordinary Annual Meeting shall be concluded, an EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING Of the Company will be held for the purpose of passing the subjoined resolution.

Should the resolution be passed by the re- quired majority it will be submitted for con- firmation as a SPECIAL RESOLUTION to a SECOND EXTRAORDINARY MEETING which will be subsequently convened.

RESOLUTION.

That the Articles of Association be altered in

manner following:-

(a.) The following Article shall be substituted for Article No. 111, namely:-111.-The .Reserve Fund shall consist of a sum of not less than $1,000,000 nor more than $1,500,000.

(b.) The following Article shall be substituted

for Article No. 112, namely :-112.---The Reserve Fund having now reached the sum of $1,000,000 the General Managers and the Consulting Committee may appro- priate from time to time so much of the profits as they may deem desirable to the Reserve Fund until the said Fund shall amount to the sum of $1,500,000 provided always that such annual appropriation shall not exceed 10 per Cent. of the said profits.

(c.) The following Article shall be substituted for Article No. 115, namely :---115.---The said Reserve Fund shall if practicable be maintained at a sum of not lem than $1,000,000 nor more than $1,300.000 and the whole of the future accruing profits of the Company shall, subject to such annual Bonus as aforesaid and less such portion or portions (if any) thereof (not exceeding in any year 30 per Cent. of the profits of such year) as the General Managers may (as they are hereby em. powered to do) apply in maintaining the Reserve Fund at a sum of not less than $1,000,000 and less also such portion or portions (if any) thereof as may from time to time be applied in increasing the said Reserve Fund under Article 112 be divisi- ble amongst the Shareholders generally according to the number of Shares held by each.

The Transfer Books of the Company will be closed from the 9th to the 22nd day of February both days inclusive.

JARDINE, MATHESON & Co., General Managers, Hongkong Fire Insurance Co., Limited. Hongkong, 31st January, 1887.

FOR SALE.

OMPLETE Set of the ORDINANCES

Cor 1885, in Pamphlet Form. COMP

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NORONHA & Co.,

Printers.

Hongkong, 13th February, 1886.

FOR SALE.

Revd. W. Lobscheid's CHINESE & ENGLISH DICTIONARY,

at $2.50 each.

NORONHA & Co. Hongkong, 31st December, 1881.

Printed and Published by NORONIA & CO., Printers to the Hongkong Government,

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Published by Authority.

No. 9.

號九第 日四初月二年亥丁

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 26TH FEBRUARY, 1887. VOL. XXXIII.

日六十二月二年七十八百八千一 簿三十三第

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 73.

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has given his assent, in the name and on behalf of the Queen, to the following Ordinance passed by the Legislative Council:-

Ordinance No. 5 of 1887.-An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance

to amend the Law respecting Defamatory Words and Libel.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 22nd February, 1887.

FREDERICK Stewart,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

LS

W. H. MARSH.

No. 5 OF 1887.

An Ordinance enacted by the Governor of Hong- kong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, entitled An Ordinance to amend the Law respecting Defamatory Words and Libel.

[22nd February, 1887.]

E it enacted by the Governor of Hongkong, with the

Baitviet the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:

1. This Ordinance may be cited for all purposes as "The Defamation and Libel Ordinance, 1887."

2. So much of Ordinance No. 3 of 1854 as relates to the Act passed in the 6th and 7th years of Her Present Majesty chapter ninety-six is hereby repealed, but such repeal shall not affect anything lawfully done or suffered thereunder.

3. In any action or suit for defamation it shall be lawful for the defendant (after notice in writing of his intention so to do, duly given to the plaintiff within a reasonable time before the hearing of the cause) to give in evidence in miti- gation of damages that he made or offered an apology to the plaintiff for such defamation before the commencement of the action or suit or as soon afterwards as he had an opportunity of doing so in case the action or suit shall have been commenced before there was an opportunity of making or offering such apology.

4. In an action or suit for a libel contained in any public newspaper or other periodical publication it shall be com- petent to the defendant to set up as a defence that such libel was inserted in such newspaper or other periodical

Title.

Short title.

Repeal of No. 3 of 1854 (in pt.)

Offer of an apology ad- missible in evidence in mitigation of damages in action or suit for defama- tion. (6 and 7 V. c. 96 s. 1.)

Plea of

absence of malice, &c., and of apology (6 and 7 V. c. 96 B. 2.)

186

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

Publishing or threatening to publish a libel or pro- posing to abstain from publishing any thing

with intent to extort money, punishable by imprisonment and haid labour.

(6 and 7 V. c. 96 s. 3.)

False defama- tory libel punishable by imprison- ment and fine. (6 and 7 V. c. 96 B. 4.)

Malicious defamatory libel, by imprisonment or finc.

(6 and 7 V. c.

96 8. 5.)

Proceedings upon the trial of an informa- tion for a defamatory libel.

(6 and 7 V. c. 96 s. 6.)

Proviso as to plea of not guilty in civil and crimina? proceedings.

Evidence to rebut prima facie case of publication by an agent. (6 and 7 V. c. 96 s. 7.)

publication without actual malice, and without gross negli- gence, and that before the commencement of the action or suit or at the earliest opportunity afterwards, he inserted in such newspaper or other periodical publication a full apology for the said libel, or if the newspaper or periodical publication in which the said libel. appeared should be ordi- narily 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 or suit or that to such defence to such action or suit it shall be competent to the plaintiff to reply generally denying the whole of such defence provided always that it shall not be competent to any defendant in such action or suit to file any such defence as aforesaid without at the same time making a payment of money into Court by way of amends and every such defence so filed without such pay- ment into Court shall be deemed a nullity and may be treated as such by the plaintiff in the action or suit.

5. If any person shall publish or threaten to publish any libel upon any other person, or shall directly or indirectly threaten to print or publish, or shall directly or indirectly propose to abstain from printing or publishing any matter or thing touching any other person with intent to extort any money or security for money, or any valuable thing from such or any other person, or with intent to induce any person to confer or procure for any person any appoint- ment or office of profit or trust, every such offender, on being convicted thereof on information shall be liable to impri- sonment with or without hard labour, for any term not ex- ceeding three years; provided always, that nothing herein. contained shall in any manner alter or affect any law or Ordi- nance now in force in respect of the sending or delivery of threatening letters or writings.

6. If any person shall maliciously publish any defamatory libel, knowing the same to be false every such person, being convicted thereof shall be liable to imprisonment for any term not exceeding two years, and to pay such fine as the Court shall award.

7. If any person shall maliciously publish any defamatory libel, every such person, being convicted thereof shall be liable to fine or imprisonment, or both as the Court may award, such imprisonment not to exceed the term of one year.

8. On the trial of any information for a defamatory libel, the defendant having pleaded such plea as hereinafter men- tioned the truth of the matters charged may be inquired into, but shall not amount 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 evi- dence of the truth of such matters charged as a defence to such information it shall be necessary for the defendant, in pleading to the said information, to allege the truth of the said matters charged in the manner now required in alleging a justification to any action or suit of defamation, and fur- ther 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 deny- ing the whole thereof; and if after such plea the defendant shall be convicted on such information it shall be com- petent to the Court, in pronouncing sentence, to consider whether the guilt of the defendant 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 information shall in no case be inquired into without such plea of justification: provided also, that in addition to such plca it shall be competent to the defendant to plead a plea of not guilty: provided also, that nothing in this Ordinance contained shall take away or prejudice any defence under a plea of not guilty which it is now com- petent to the defendant to make under such plea to any information for defamatory words or libel.

9. Whensoever, upon the trial of any information for the publication of a libel, under the plea of not guilty evidence shall have been given which shall establish a presumptive case of publication against the defendant by the act of any other person by his authority, it shall be competent to such defendant to prove that such publication was made without

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

his authority, consent, or knowledge, and that the said Publication did not arise from want of due care or caution on his part.

10. In the case of any information at the instance of a private prosecutor for the publication of any defamatory libel, if judgment shall be given for the defendant, he shall be entitled to recover from the prosecutor the costs sus- tained by the said defendant by reason of such information and upon a special plea of justification to such 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 re- covered by the defendant or prosecutor respectively to be taxed by the proper officer of the Court before which the said information is tried.

11. It shall and may be lawful for any person who now is, or hereafter shall be a defendant in any civil or criminal proceedings commenced or prosecuted in any manner soever, for or on account or in respect of the publication by any such person or by his servant of any reports, papers, votes, or proceedings of the Legislative Council of the Colony by or under the authority of such Council, to bring before the Court in which such proceeding shall have been or shall be so commenced or prosecuted, or before any Judge of the same first giving twenty-four hours' notice of his intention so to do to the prosecutor or plaintiff in such proceeding, a certificate under the hand of the Governor or the presiding member of such Council for the time being or of the Clerk of the Council stating, that the report, paper, votes, or proceedings as the case may be, in respect whereof such civil or criminal proceeding shall have been commenced or prosecuted, was published by such person or by his servant, by order or under the authority of such Council together with an affidavit verifying such certificate; and such Court or Judge shall thereupon immediately stay such civil or criminal proceeding, and the same, and every writ of process issued, shall be and shall be deemed and taken to be finally put an end to, determined, and superseded by virtue of this Ordinance.

12. In case of any civil or criminal proceeding hereafter to be commenced or prosecuted for or on account or in respect of the publication of any copy of such report, paper, votes, or proceedings, it shall be lawful for the defendant at any stage of the proceedings, to lay before the Court or Judge such report, paper, votes, or proceedings, and such copy, with an affidavit verifying such report, paper, votes, or proceedings, and the correctness of such copy, and the Court or Judge shall immediately stay such civil or criminal proceeding; and the same, and every writ of

process issued therein, shall be and shall be deemed and taken to be finally put an end to, determined and superseded by virtue of this Ordinance.

13. It shall be lawful in any civil or criminal proceeding to be commenced or prosecuted for printing any extract from or abstract of such report, paper, votes, or proceedings, to give in evidence under the general issue in criminal cases, and in civil cases in support of any allegation in defence, such report, paper, votes, or proceedings, and to show that such extract or abstract was published bona fide and with- out malice; and if such shall be the opinion of the jury, a verdict of not guilty shall be entered for the defendant.

Newspaper Libels,

14. Any report published in any newspaper of the pro- ceedings of a public meeting shall be privileged, if such meeting was lawfully convened for a lawful purpose and open to the public, and if such report was fair and accurate and published without malice, and if the publication of the matter complained of was for the public benefit; provided always, that the protection intended to be afforded by this section shall not be available as a defence in any proceed- ing, if the plaintiff or prosecutor can show that the de- fendant has refused to insert in the newspaper in which the report containing the matter complained of appeared, a reasonable letter or statement or explanation or contradic- tion by or on behalf of such plaintiff or prosecutor.

On prosecu- tion for private libel defendant entitled to costs on acquittal. (6 and 7 V. c. 96 s. 8.)

Stay of civil or criminal proceedings against person for publica- tion of papers printed by order of the Colonial

Council upon certificate and affidavit of authority to publish. (3 and 4 V. c. 9 s. 1.)

Stay of proceedings when commenced in respect of a copy of an authenticated report, &c. (3 and 4

V. c. 9. s. 2.)

In proceedings for printing any extract or abstract of a paper it may be shown such extract was bona fide made. (3 and 4 V. c. 9 #. 3.)

Newspaper reports of certain meetings privileged. (44 and 45 V. c. 60 s. 2.)

187

188

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

No prosecu-

tion for

newspaper

libel without

fiat of

Attorney General. (44 and 45

V. c. 60 s. 3.)

Ex officio informations not to be affected.

Inquiry by Magistrate as to libel being for public benefit or being true. (44 and 45 V. c. 60 8. 4.)

Provision as to summary conviction for libel. (44 and 45 V. c. 60 s. 5.)

15. No criminal prosecution shall be commenced before a Court of Summary Jurisdiction against any proprietor, publisher, editor, or any person responsible for the publica-. tion of a newspaper for any libel published therein, without the written fiat or allowance of the Attorney General being first had and obtained.

16. Nothing in this Ordinance shall apply to ex-officio informations filed by the Attorney General nor to informations by the Registrar of the Supreme Court by the direction of the Court at the instance of some private individual.

17. A Court of Summary Jurisdiction upon the hearing of a charge against a proprietor, publisher, or editor, or any person responsible for the publication of a newspaper, for a libel published therein, may receive evidence as to the publication being for the public benefit, and as to the mat- ters charged in the libel being true, and as to the report being fair and accurate, and published without malice, and as to any matter which under this or any other Ordinance, or otherwise, might be given in evidence by way of defence by the person charged on his trial on information, and the Court if of opinion after hearing such evidence that there is a strong or probable presumption that the jury on the trial would acquit the person charged, may dismiss the

case.

18. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in Ordinance No. 16 of 1875 if the Court of Summary Jurisdiction upon the hearing of a charge against a pro- prietor, publisher, editor, or any person responsible for the publication of a newspaper for a libel published therein, is of opinion that though the person charged is shown to have been guilty, the libel was of a trivial character, and that the offence may be adequately punished by virtue of the powers of this section, such Court shall cause the charge to be reduced into writing and read to the person charged, and then address a question to him to the following effect: "Do you desire to be tried by a jury or do you consent to the case being dealt with summarily?" and, if such person assents to the case being dealt with summarily such Court may summarily convict him and adjudge him to pay a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 11th day of February, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

Assented to by His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, the 22nd day of February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary."

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 74.

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to appoint NORMAN GILBERT MITCHELL-INNES, Esquire, to be a Member of the Board of Examiners.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st February, 1887..

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 75.

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to appoint, under the provisions of Ordinance 8 of 1885, Acting Police Inspector WILLIAM BAKER to be an Examiner of Weights and Measures, vice Inspector QUINCEY, returned to Police duty.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

188

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

No prosecu-

tion for

newspaper

libel without

fiat of

Attorney General. (44 and 45

V. c. 60 s. 3.)

Ex officio informations not to be affected.

Inquiry by Magistrate as to libel being for public benefit or being true. (44 and 45 V. c. 60 8. 4.)

Provision as to summary conviction for libel. (44 and 45 V. c. 60 s. 5.)

15. No criminal prosecution shall be commenced before a Court of Summary Jurisdiction against any proprietor, publisher, editor, or any person responsible for the publica-. tion of a newspaper for any libel published therein, without the written fiat or allowance of the Attorney General being first had and obtained.

16. Nothing in this Ordinance shall apply to ex-officio informations filed by the Attorney General nor to informations by the Registrar of the Supreme Court by the direction of the Court at the instance of some private individual.

17. A Court of Summary Jurisdiction upon the hearing of a charge against a proprietor, publisher, or editor, or any person responsible for the publication of a newspaper, for a libel published therein, may receive evidence as to the publication being for the public benefit, and as to the mat- ters charged in the libel being true, and as to the report being fair and accurate, and published without malice, and as to any matter which under this or any other Ordinance, or otherwise, might be given in evidence by way of defence by the person charged on his trial on information, and the Court if of opinion after hearing such evidence that there is a strong or probable presumption that the jury on the trial would acquit the person charged, may dismiss the

case.

18. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in Ordinance No. 16 of 1875 if the Court of Summary Jurisdiction upon the hearing of a charge against a pro- prietor, publisher, editor, or any person responsible for the publication of a newspaper for a libel published therein, is of opinion that though the person charged is shown to have been guilty, the libel was of a trivial character, and that the offence may be adequately punished by virtue of the powers of this section, such Court shall cause the charge to be reduced into writing and read to the person charged, and then address a question to him to the following effect: "Do you desire to be tried by a jury or do you consent to the case being dealt with summarily?" and, if such person assents to the case being dealt with summarily such Court may summarily convict him and adjudge him to pay a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 11th day of February, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

Assented to by His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, the 22nd day of February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary."

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 74.

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to appoint NORMAN GILBERT MITCHELL-INNES, Esquire, to be a Member of the Board of Examiners.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 21st February, 1887..

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 75.

His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to appoint, under the provisions of Ordinance 8 of 1885, Acting Police Inspector WILLIAM BAKER to be an Examiner of Weights and Measures, vice Inspector QUINCEY, returned to Police duty.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION-No. 76.

  His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to appoint, with effect from the 16th instant, Mr. WILLIAM BAKER, to be Acting Inspector of Markets, vice Inspector WILLIAM QUINCEY, returned to Police duty.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 23rd February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 77. ·

Tenders will be received at this Office, until Noon of Saturday, the 5th proximo, for the making up and supply of Summer Clothing for the Gaol Staff, viz.:-

More or less.

8 White Linen Suits (for Warden Head Turnkeys).

110 White Drill Suits (for Turn

43 Helmets.

2 pairs of Chinese Shoes.

2 pairs of Chinese Stockings.

and Guards)..

16 Red Puggaries (each 9 yards long).

Sample of uniform can be seen, and any further information obtained at the Gaol Office.

No tender will be received, unless the person tendering produces a receipt to the effect that he has deposited in the Colonial Treasury the sum of $100 as a pledge of the bona fides of his offer, which sum shall be forfeited to the Crown if such person refuses to carry out his tender, in the event of his tender being accepted.

Forms of tender may be obtained at the Colonial Secretary's Office.

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

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 78.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Friday, the 11th March, 1887 :-

1. For picking up, reforming, channelling and concreting three portions of the Peak Road

on a total length of 2,040 feet.

2. For constructing an approach Road from the Wantsai Gap Road to the new Police Station

at Mount Gough.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For specifications and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 79.

The following Hydrographic Notice is published for general information.

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 26th February, 1887.

"AUDACIOUS" AT HONGKONG, 16th February, 1887.

HYDROGRAPHICAL MEMO., No. 15.

SINGAPORE.

  Singapore Roads.-The buoy marking the Man-of-War Anchorage is reported to lie with Obelisk in line with Flagstaff on Fort Canning, and distant 1 mile and six-tenths from the former.

Charts affected Nos. 1995, 2403, 2404, China Sea Directory Vol. i. p. 117, and Supplement to ditto, p. 16.

CHINA.

River Yangtse. Notice has been given that the wreck of the Chinese Transport "Wan Nien Ching" lies in 3 fathoms at low water, spring tides, with the Tungsha Lightship bearing N. 26° 24′ W. (Magnetic) distant 7 miles and seven-tenths.

  A temporary Light Ship has been moored about 5 cables N.E. of this wreck. Lt exhibits two fixed lights in a vertical line, the upper one red, the lower one white-58 and 34 ft. above the sea respectively, visible in clear weather 5 miles. It is painted black, and main-topmast is surmounted by an inverted Cone. Gong in fog at intervals of 1 minute.

A black buoy marks the position where the S.S. Triumph struck, off the Forked Tree, and abreast Act?on Shoal. Centaur Buoy is Red instead of Black.-Lower Waterman Buoy (not so named on the Chart) is Black instead of Red. A new Black buoy, with staff and cage, has been placed to mark the edge of Waterman Shoal between the Langshan and Vine Point buoys.

Pottinger and Low Islands are washing away at the Northern ends, and growing out at the Southern. Tung-Ling-Chio Cut-off is now nearly double the width shewn on Chart.

The Beacon on the Red Cliffs above Christmas Island, and the Withered Trees in Bullock Reach have disappeared. There is a beacon on the Northern Shore of Lay Island 2 miles from Otter Point.

There are no mooring buoys, for Steamers off Kiu Kiang.

  Village Point, near Hunter Island, has grown out considerably, and on the opposite side of the River, where the 3 fathom line is marked, is a bank about 300 yards long, which dries when the water is 3 ft. above Zero at Kiu Kiang. Charts affected Nos. 1602, 1199, 1480, 2809, 2678, 2695, and China Sea Directory Vol. iii. pp. 453 to 497.

  Wusung River.-A mud bank has grown out from the right bank of the Wusung River, about 4 miles below Shanghai. It has 10 ft. water on it, and extends 90 yds. from the shore, with deep water close to. From outer part of bank, Joss House on Right Bank bears S. 76° E., and Block Point N. 1o W.

Charts affected No. 1601, and China Sea Directory Vol. iii. p. 441.

  River Yung. With reference to my Hydrographical Memo. No. 12 of 23rd September 1886, notice has been given. that the Barrier of Piles and sunken Junks at the entrance of the River Yung has been completely removed, and the whole Channel is now open to navigation. The Lights and Buoy which hitherto marked the danger have accordingly been removed.

Charts affected Nos. 1592, 1199, and China Sea Directory Vol. iii. pp. 401 and 402.

JAPAN.

  Yedo Gulf.-H.M.S. Cleopatra reports that the Red buoy off the end of Saratoga Spit, Yedo Gulf, is an Automatic whistling buoy, without staff and cage.

Chart affected No. 2657, and China sea Directory Vol. iv. p. 315.

  Chita Bay. The Japanese Government has given notice that an Iron beacon has been erected on the sunken rock called Kado-Ishi, in Moro Saki Channel, at the entrance to the Bay of Handa, in the Province of Owari. The beacon consists of 3 Cast Iron Columns braced together by horizontal and diagonal tie bars, and is surmounted by a circular board, the top of which is 25 ft, above the rock. It is painted White. The rock covers about 3 ft. at high water Spring Tides, and uncovers about 2 ft. at low water Spring Tides. Another sunken rock, called Shimose, lies at about 3 cables, bearing S. 18° 30′ E. (true) from the beacon.

Japanese Chart 170 is affected hereby.

  Simonoseki Strait.-A Shoal of 21 ft. is reported to exist in the middle channel, East Entrance to Simonoseki Strait. It lies with Mozi Hill S. 75° W. and Isaki Light House S. 444° E. corr. mag.

The buoy marking the E. Edge of Hiku Flat was not in position on 10th January, 1887.

  A conical Red buoy was observed on January 10th, 1887, near the S.E. edge of the shore reef on which Manaita Beacon stands. The bouy and beacon in line bore N. 51° W. magnetic.

Charts affected Nos. 532, 2875, 127, and China Sea Directory Vol. iv. pp. 434, 437, 438, 439.

R. VESEY HAMILTON,

Vice-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief.

To the Commodore, and the respective Captains, Commanders, and

Officers Commanding Her Majesty's Ships and Vessels employed on the China Station.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 26TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Unclaimed Correspondence, 25th February, 1887.

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Hart, D. W. Hickson,Capt.,R.A.1

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Pioch, N. Porch, H.

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Hamton, J.

Beynon, D.

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2

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SOON; on leave).

ABSENT:

the Honourable THOMAS JACKSON,

Honourable FREDERICK DAVID SAS-

The Honourable HENRY GEORGE THOMSETT, R.N., by leave.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 11th instant, were read and confirmed.

VOTE OF MONEY REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-Read the following Minute by His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government:---

C.S.O. 404 of 1887.

W. H. MARSH.

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The Officer Administering the Government recommends the Council to vote the sum of $1,800 for the employment of six foremen of Street cleansing.

The Secretary to the Sanitary Board reports that on the 5th November last authority was requested from the Government to employ 6 men as foremen of Street cleansing. This authority was granted till the end of December, and a report on the result of their employment requested. On the 28th December authority was requested to continue the services of the men for the month of January, before the end of which month the report asked for by His Excellency the Acting Governor would be submitted. The authority asked for was granted.

During the six weeks the men were employed in November and December last a very marked improvement was observable in the manner in which the work of surface cleansing was carried out.

The Sanitary Board, at a meeting held on the 11th instant, unanimously resolved that a letter should be addressed to the Government recommending the permanent employment of the six foremen of Street cleansing who were engaged temporarily in November last year.

The subject will be reconsidered, when the new Sanitary Ordinance has passed; and a vote is now asked to pay the salaries of these men up to the end of the present year.

Government House, Hongkong, 18th February, 1887.

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The Acting Colonial Secretary moved, that this vote be referred to the Finance Committee. The Treasurer, seconded.

Question-put and passed.

  PAPER.--The Acting Colonial Secretary, by direction of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, laid upon the table the following paper:-

Return of Births and Deaths. (No. 1

87).

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE MORE EFFECTUAL PREVENTION OF CRIMES.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a first time.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE THE CARRYING AND POSSESSION OF ARMS.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council resumed consideration in Committee of this Bill.

Bill reported with amendments.

  The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would move the third reading of this Bill.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF THE TRIAD SOCIETY AND OTHER SECRET SOCIETIES AND FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF THE MEMBERS THEREOF.-On the potion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council went into Committee on this Bill.

Progress reported at Clause 13, Clauses 6, 9, 11 and 12 being reserved for further consideration. BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO REMOVE DOUBTS AS TO THE APPLICATION OF ORDINANCE No. 2 OF 1875.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council went into Committee on this Bill.

Bill reported with amendments.

  The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next Meeting of Council he would move the third reading of this Bill.

POSTPONEMENT OF THE OTHER ORDER OF THE DAY.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, the other Order of the Day was postponed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned until 3 P.M. to-morrow, to consider the Jury List

for 1887.

W. H. MARSH, Administering the Government,

Read and confirmed, this 4th day of March, 1887.

ARATHOON SET Clerk of Councils

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL No. 17.

SATURDAY, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, C.M.G.,

Administering the Government in the absence of His Excellency SIR GEORGE FERGUSON BOWEN, G.C.M.G.

His Honour the Chief Justice, (SIR GEORGE PHILLIPPO, Knt.)

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (FREDERICK STEWART.)

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the Acting Attorney General, (EDWARD JAMES ACKROYD.)

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALFRED LISTER.)

the Surveyor General, (JOHN MACNEILE PRICE.)

HENRY GEORGE THOMSETT, R.N.

PHINEAS RYRIE.

WONG SHING.

JOHN BELL-IRVING, (rice the Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK, on leave). ALEXANDER PALMER MACEWEN, (vice the Honourable THOMAS JACKSON,

on leave).

CATCHICK PAUL CHATER, (vice the Honourable FREDERICK DAVID Sassoon,

on leave).

Jury List, 1887.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment, and proceeded to consider the Jury List for 1887.

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THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1887.

The Acting Colonial Secretary moved, that this vote be referred to the Finance Committee. The Treasurer, seconded.

Question-put and passed.

  PAPER.--The Acting Colonial Secretary, by direction of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, laid upon the table the following paper:-

Return of Births and Deaths. (No. 1

87).

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE MORE EFFECTUAL PREVENTION OF CRIMES.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, this Bill was read a first time.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE THE CARRYING AND POSSESSION OF ARMS.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council resumed consideration in Committee of this Bill.

Bill reported with amendments.

  The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would move the third reading of this Bill.

BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF THE TRIAD SOCIETY AND OTHER SECRET SOCIETIES AND FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF THE MEMBERS THEREOF.-On the potion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council went into Committee on this Bill.

Progress reported at Clause 13, Clauses 6, 9, 11 and 12 being reserved for further consideration. BILL ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE TO REMOVE DOUBTS AS TO THE APPLICATION OF ORDINANCE No. 2 OF 1875.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, seconded by the Acting Colonial Secretary, the Council went into Committee on this Bill.

Bill reported with amendments.

  The Acting Attorney General gave notice that at the next Meeting of Council he would move the third reading of this Bill.

POSTPONEMENT OF THE OTHER ORDER OF THE DAY.-On the motion of the Acting Attorney General, the other Order of the Day was postponed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned until 3 P.M. to-morrow, to consider the Jury List

for 1887.

W. H. MARSH, Administering the Government,

Read and confirmed, this 4th day of March, 1887.

ARATHOON SET Clerk of Councils

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL No. 17.

SATURDAY, 19TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM HENRY MARSH, C.M.G.,

Administering the Government in the absence of His Excellency SIR GEORGE FERGUSON BOWEN, G.C.M.G.

His Honour the Chief Justice, (SIR GEORGE PHILLIPPO, Knt.)

The Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary, (FREDERICK STEWART.)

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the Acting Attorney General, (EDWARD JAMES ACKROYD.)

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALFRED LISTER.)

the Surveyor General, (JOHN MACNEILE PRICE.)

HENRY GEORGE THOMSETT, R.N.

PHINEAS RYRIE.

WONG SHING.

JOHN BELL-IRVING, (rice the Honourable WILLIAM KESWICK, on leave). ALEXANDER PALMER MACEWEN, (vice the Honourable THOMAS JACKSON,

on leave).

CATCHICK PAUL CHATER, (vice the Honourable FREDERICK DAVID Sassoon,

on leave).

Jury List, 1887.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment, and proceeded to consider the Jury List for 1887.

197

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  The List was revised, corrected, and the Special Jurors designated in terms of section 4 of Ordinance 24 of 1882.

  ADJOURNMENT. On the motion of Mr. RYRIE the Council was adjourned to Friday, the 4th proximo, at 4 P.M.

W. H. MARSH,

Read and confirmed, this 4th day of March, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

Administering the Government.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 80.

The following Bill, which was read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held

yesterday, is published for general information.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 5th March, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

- A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance empowering the Courts to award Whipping as a further punishment for certain Crimes.

BE

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

1. If any person shall be convicted of a crime who at the time of the Commission thereof shall have been armed with any offensive weapon or instrument, or

If

any person shall be convicted

(a.) of any felony not punishable with death, com- mitted after two previous convictions for felony,

or

(b.) of any crime under Sections 32, 33, 34, 35 and

36 of Ordinance 7 of 1865, or

(c.) of Piracy, or

(d.) of indecent assault.

The Supreme Court may in addition to the punishments awarded for such crimes direct that the offender if a male be once, twice or thrice privately whipped.

2. If any person shall be convicted under Section 27 of Ordinance No. 7 of 1865 of stealing any chattel money or valuable security from the person of any child or woman without violence, the Court or Magistrate before which such person is tried may in addition to the punishment awarded for such crime direct that the offender if a male be once, twice or thrice privately whipped.

3. In the case of any offender whose age does not exceed sixteen years the number of strokes at each such whipping shall not exceed twelve.

In the case of every other male offender convicted under this Ordinance the number of strokes shall not exceed thirty-six at each such whipping.

4. It shall not be lawful to award any sentence of whip- ping on the back, and every sentence of whipping shall prescribe the number of strokes and shall provide that such whipping shall be inflicted with a rattan on the breech, privately in prison and within six months of the sentence.

5. Provided that nothing in this Ordinance contained shall be construed as limiting the powers now possessed by the Supreme Court to award whipping as an additional punishment for certain crimes.

Power to

award punish-

ment of whipping in cases herein named. [No. 12 of 1865.]

7 & 8 Geo. IV, Ch. 28, sec. 2.

Offences against Ord. 7 of 1865, s. 27, to be punished by whipping.

Number of strokes.

Whipping to be inflicted with a rattan and number of strokes to be mentioned in sentence. [No. 12 of 1865, and No. 3 of 1881, sec. 3.]

Present powers of Supreme Court not limited.

.

197

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1887.

  The List was revised, corrected, and the Special Jurors designated in terms of section 4 of Ordinance 24 of 1882.

  ADJOURNMENT. On the motion of Mr. RYRIE the Council was adjourned to Friday, the 4th proximo, at 4 P.M.

W. H. MARSH,

Read and confirmed, this 4th day of March, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH,

Clerk of Councils.

Administering the Government.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 80.

The following Bill, which was read a first time at a Meeting of the Legislative Council held

yesterday, is published for general information.

Council Chamber, Hongkong, 5th March, 1887.

ARATHOON SETH, Clerk of Councils.

- A BILL

ENTITLED

An Ordinance empowering the Courts to award Whipping as a further punishment for certain Crimes.

BE

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

1. If any person shall be convicted of a crime who at the time of the Commission thereof shall have been armed with any offensive weapon or instrument, or

If

any person shall be convicted

(a.) of any felony not punishable with death, com- mitted after two previous convictions for felony,

or

(b.) of any crime under Sections 32, 33, 34, 35 and

36 of Ordinance 7 of 1865, or

(c.) of Piracy, or

(d.) of indecent assault.

The Supreme Court may in addition to the punishments awarded for such crimes direct that the offender if a male be once, twice or thrice privately whipped.

2. If any person shall be convicted under Section 27 of Ordinance No. 7 of 1865 of stealing any chattel money or valuable security from the person of any child or woman without violence, the Court or Magistrate before which such person is tried may in addition to the punishment awarded for such crime direct that the offender if a male be once, twice or thrice privately whipped.

3. In the case of any offender whose age does not exceed sixteen years the number of strokes at each such whipping shall not exceed twelve.

In the case of every other male offender convicted under this Ordinance the number of strokes shall not exceed thirty-six at each such whipping.

4. It shall not be lawful to award any sentence of whip- ping on the back, and every sentence of whipping shall prescribe the number of strokes and shall provide that such whipping shall be inflicted with a rattan on the breech, privately in prison and within six months of the sentence.

5. Provided that nothing in this Ordinance contained shall be construed as limiting the powers now possessed by the Supreme Court to award whipping as an additional punishment for certain crimes.

Power to

award punish-

ment of whipping in cases herein named. [No. 12 of 1865.]

7 & 8 Geo. IV, Ch. 28, sec. 2.

Offences against Ord. 7 of 1865, s. 27, to be punished by whipping.

Number of strokes.

Whipping to be inflicted with a rattan and number of strokes to be mentioned in sentence. [No. 12 of 1865, and No. 3 of 1881, sec. 3.]

Present powers of Supreme Court not limited.

.

198

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 81. The following Minutes are published for general information.

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th March, 1887.

Minutes of the proceedings of the Sanitary Board at a meeting held in the Board Room on Friday, the 11th February, 1887.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Surveyor General, (Chairman).

The Acting Registrar General.

Major T. C. DEMPSTER.

The Honourable A. P. McEwEN.

Dr. P. MANSON, LL.D.

N. J. EDE, Esquire.

HUGH MCCALLUM, Esquire, (Secretary).

The Colonial Surgeon.

Dr. Ho KAI.

ABSENT:

The Minutes of a Meeting held on the 29th January, 1887, were read and confirmed.

.

2. The result of the experiment made last year of employing six coloured or Portuguese foremen to supervise street cleansing in the different districts of the city having been discussed,-in view of the improvement in street cleansing that had resulted from increased supervision,-it was resolved, that a letter be addressed to the Government recommending the permanent employment of the six foremen who were engaged, in November last, temporarily.

87

  3. Two letters (Nos. 104 and 2) from the Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary with enclosures, having reference to the mortality in the French and Italian Convents, birth and death registration and the disease known as Trismus Nascentium, were laid on the table.

886

4. A letter (No. 2172), from the Honourable the Acting Colonial Secretary with enclosures, on the subject of the over-crowding which exists in the city, more especially in coolie lodging houses, was considered. On the motion of Mr. EDE seconded by Dr. MANSON, it was resolved, that a letter be addressed to the Government submitting that, in the opinion of the Sanitary Board, it is very important that steps be taken at once to abate the over-crowding which exists in coolie lodging houses, and recommending that such houses should be registered, licensed and regulated, and that if the Govern- ment is of the opinion that the law as it now stands will not permit of this being done, the Board advises the passing of a short Ordinance giving the necessary powers pending the enactment of the new Public Health Bill.

  5. A discussion took place regarding proposed Sanitary Works during the current year. It was agreed that the question should stand over for consideration until the map in course of preparation showing the drainage system of the city had been completed.

  6. Resolved,--that a map showing the sections into which the city has been divided for the purpose of street cleansing be transmitted to the Captain Superintendent of Police, and that he be invited to direct the Police to report any neglect they may observe in the work of street cleansing.

  7. A Return of the summonses applied for by the Inspectors of Nuisances during the week ending the 5th February, 1887, was laid on the table by the Secretary. The Return showed that 28 prose- cutions had been instituted, that in each case a conviction had been obtained and that fines had been inflicted to the amount of $36.

The Board then adjourned till Noon on Friday, the 25th February, 1887.

J. M. PRICE,

Chairman.

Read and confirmed, this 4th day of March, 1887.

HUGH MCCALLUM, Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 82.

199

  The following return from Mr. A. HUMPHREYS, Jr., of the quantity of Spirits distilled by the China Sugar Refining Company, Limited, is published for general information.

Proof Gallons.

Spirits manufactured during the quarter ended 28th February, 1887,.......16,720.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th March, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. -No. 83.

Acting Colonial Secretary.

With reference to Government Notification No. 70 of the 19th February, 1887, calling for tenders for constructing new latrines, urinals, covered way, &c., at Wantsai School, it is hereby notified that the date on which the tenders are to be received has been extended until Noon of Friday, the 11th March,

1887.

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

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th March, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 84.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Tuesday, the 15th instant, for the construction of side channels and repairs to Streets at Yaumati.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For specification and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office.

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

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th March, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. -No. 85.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Friday, the 18th March, 1887 :-

1. For repairing, painting,, colouring, and lime-whiting the Government Villas at Mount

Gough.

2. For repairing, painting, colouring, and lime-whiting the Government Pavilions at Mount

Kellett.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For specifications and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th March, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 86.

  The following Returns of Deaths for the Week ended the 26th February last are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th March, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.--No. 82.

199

  The following return from Mr. A. HUMPHREYS, Jr., of the quantity of Spirits distilled by the China Sugar Refining Company, Limited, is published for general information.

Proof Gallons.

Spirits manufactured during the quarter ended 28th February, 1887,.......16,720.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th March, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. -No. 83.

Acting Colonial Secretary.

With reference to Government Notification No. 70 of the 19th February, 1887, calling for tenders for constructing new latrines, urinals, covered way, &c., at Wantsai School, it is hereby notified that the date on which the tenders are to be received has been extended until Noon of Friday, the 11th March,

1887.

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

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th March, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 84.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Tuesday, the 15th instant, for the construction of side channels and repairs to Streets at Yaumati.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For specification and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office.

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

By Command,

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th March, 1887.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. -No. 85.

Tenders will be received at this Office until Noon of Friday, the 18th March, 1887 :-

1. For repairing, painting,, colouring, and lime-whiting the Government Villas at Mount

Gough.

2. For repairing, painting, colouring, and lime-whiting the Government Pavilions at Mount

Kellett.

For form of tender apply at this Office.

For specifications and further particulars apply at the Surveyor General's Office.

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

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th March, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 86.

  The following Returns of Deaths for the Week ended the 26th February last are published for general information.

By Command,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Hongkong, 5th March, 1887.

FREDERICK STEWART,

Acting Colonial Secretary.

200

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1887.

RETURN SHOWING THE NUMBER OF DEATHS REGISTERED DURING THE

BRITISH

AND

FOREIGN

COMMUNITY.

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

VICTORIA DISTRICT.

DIVISION.

CAUSES.

Convulsions,

Diptheria,

Quinsy (Trismus),

Phthisis or Consumption,

Bronchitis and Pneumonia,

Dysentery,

Diarrhoea or Purging,

Do., Choleraic or Vo- | miting and Purging, f

Cholera,.

Colic,

Fever, Simple Continued,... Do., Remittent or Malarial,

Do., Intermittent,

Do., Typhoid or Enteric,

Do., Attended with Rigors,

Agne,

Small-Pox, .....

Measles,

Asthma,

'Debility,

Dropsy, Ascites,.

Tetanus or Lock Jaw,

Paralysis,

Vomiting,

Leprosy,

Typhus Fever,

Found drowned,

Accident,.....

Marasmus,.

Child birth,

Apoplexy, Unknown,..

Civil.

Army.

Navy.

So-kon Po.

TOTAL......... 1

:

Italian Convent.

Marasmus,

Trismus, ....

:

:

1

1

Bowrington.

Wan-tsai.

:

...

:

:

:

:.

Ila-wan.

:

3

REMARKS.

Registrar General's Office, Hongkong, 28th February, 1887.

...

Sheung Wan.

Chung Wan.

Tai-ping

Shan.

Sai Ying-pun.

Tsui. Shek-tong

Town. Kennedy

:

1

:

...

1

.or

5

2

2

...

:

:

:

...

1

French Convent.

Fever,

Trismus, ....

8

...

Harbour.

1

...

...

...

5

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1887.

WEEK ENDING THE 26TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1887, AND THEIR CAUSES:

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

201

TOTAL AT DIFFERENT AGE Periods.

KAU-LUNG SHAU-KI WAN ABERDEEN

STANLEY

DISTRICT.

DISTRICT.

DISTRICT.

DISTRICT.

GRAND TOTAL.

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Land

Population.

Boat

Population.

Land

Population.

Boad

Population.

Under 1

Month.

Over 1 & under

12 Months.

Over 1 & under

5 Years.

Over 5 & under 15 Years.

Over 15 & un- der 45 Years.

Over 45

Years.

...

1

:

...

...

2

1

2

1

H

1

:

...

1

2

...

10

5

:

4

...

...

:

* Sex and

age unknown.

:

1*

19

1

...

:

2.

4

3

!

:

...

...

1

:

...

GA

...

...

4

6

8

6

1

2

4

5

1

:

1

1

2

2

6

1

1

2

1

1

~ 22

3

2

::

...

1

1

1

I

1

1

1

2

I

1

1

1

2

1

1

:

1*

...

1

1

4

1

2

6

10

5

REMARKS.

Tung Wa Hospital.

00

8

7.

27

15

69

Bronchitis,

1

Small-pox, ......

1

Vomiting,

1

...

Consumption,

3

Purging,

1

Dropsy, Ascites,

1

Fever,

1

Fever, attended with rigors,

2

11

J. H. STEWART LOCKHART,

Acting Registrar General.

So-kon Po.

Bowrington.

Wan-tsai.

Ha-wan.

Sheung Wan.

Chung

Wan.

Tai-ping Shan.

202

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1887.

A SUMMARY OF DEATHS AND THEIR CAUSES SHOWN IN THE FOREGOING RETURN

EUROPEAN AND FOREIGN

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

VICTORIA DISTRICT.-

COMMUNITY.

Civil.

Army.

Navy.

DISEASE.

Esti-

Esti-

Esti-

mated

mated

mated

Popula-

Strength. Strength.

tion.

6,316

Infantile Convulsive Diseases,

...

...

...

Acute,

Throat Affections,

Chronic,

......

Acute,

Chest Affections,

Chronic,

...

...

Estimated Population,

:

...

:.

:

...

...

:

Bowel

Cholera,

...

Cholera Nostras,

Cholera Infantum,

Complaints, Diarrh?a,

Dysentery,

....

...

...

1 2

2

2

:

:

:

...

:

:

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

:.

Colic,

Typhus,

Remittent,....

Malarial,

Intermittent,

...

...

:

:

...

1

1

1

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

:

...

...

...

...

:

....

...

...

...

...

...

...

1

...

:

Simple Continued,

Fevers,

Exanthe-

matous,

Typhoid,

Measles,

Small-pox,...

Marasmus,

...

...

...

...

...

...

4

4

...

:

:

...

...

....

:

:

...

...

...

:

...

:

:

...

:

:.

:

...

...

...

2

1

:

...

...

...

...

3

...

:

:

...

...

10

:.

...

...

1

2

1

1

?

TOTAL,

SANITARY BOARD ROOM?

HONGKONG, 1st March, 1887.

Other Causes,..

1

...

...

:

2

...

...

1

:

:

:

1

:

:

1

...

...

...

:

:

:

...

:

1

1

...

4

7

...

5

21

GRAND

TOTAL.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1887.

AS HAVING BEEN REGISTERED, DURING THE WEEK ENDING 26TH FEBRUARY, 1887.

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

203

TOTAL.

6

6

...

DIVISION.

Sai Ying-pun.

Shek-tong Tsui.

Kennedy Town.

Harbour.

Estimated Population.

Kaulung Shaukiwan

Aberdeen

District.

District.

District.

Stanley District.

Estimated

Estimated

Estimated

Population.

Estimated Population.

Population. Population.

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

|

.119,678 20,280 12,328 5,000 4,636 4,000

2,500 3,500 1,000 1,000

2

...

...

+

2

1

1

1

...

...

...

:

1

1

1

...

...

...

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...

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...

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10

5

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4

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3

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5

...

12

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8

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4

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1

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5

4

2

1

2

16

16

69

69

HUGH MCCALLUM,

Secretary.

204

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1887.

  Statement showing the death-rate in the different registration districts during the week ending 26th February, 1887.

British and Foreign Community.--Civil Population,

8.2 per 1,000 per annum.

Chinese Community. --Victoria

District, Land Population,

18.7)

Boat

12.8

>>

Kaulung

Land

16.8

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"}

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""

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52.0)

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1)

Shaukiwan

Land

44.9

""

""

"}

11

27

Boat

>>

Aberdeen

Land

""

""

Boat

";

Stanley

Land

41.6

14.8

104.0)

99

Boat

9"

The whole Colony,

Land

20.4

")

"

Boat

16.9

"}

";

SANITARY BOARD ROOM,

HONGKONG, 1st March, 1887.

Land and Boat Population, 19.7

HUGH MCCALLUM, Secretary.

STATEMENT SHOWING THE DEATHS RECORDED UNDER THE DIFFERENT Groups of DISEASES FOR EACH WEEK OF THE CURRENT YEAR.

CONVULSIVE DISEASES.

1887.

Under Over

one

one

Month. Month.

Throat

Affections.

Affections.

Bowel

Complaints.

Fevers.

Other Causes.

DEATH-RATE RECORDED

PER 1,000 PER ANNUM.

TOTAL.

British and Foreign

Community, Civil

Population.

CHINESE COMMUNITY.

POPULATION.

Week ending the 8th January,

:

Do.

the 15th

:

Do.

the 22nd

1

Do.

the 29th

:

Do.

the 5th February,

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the 12th

99

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the 19th

Do.

the 26th

:

:

:

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10

6

15

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17

21

23

6

12

24

20

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21

66

21

12

17

63

21

22

75

23

13

23

84

27

19

15

78

20

10

5

16

17

69

* # 8 8 1 # 2 3

79

33.3 25 7.7

21,6

74

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16.6

21.3

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18.6

16.6 18.6 16.9

18.3

}

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20.8 23.1

21.2

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24.7 24.5 12.3

22.1

8.2 20.4 16.9

19.7

6

5

HONGKONG, 1st March, 1887.

HUGH MCCALLUM,

Secretary.

THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 5TH MARCH, 1887.

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The following Annual Weather Report of the Director of the Observatory, for 1886, is published for general information.

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ANNUAL WEATHER REPORT FOR 1886.

FREDERICK STEWART,

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At the end of January the NE monsoon increased and blew with the force of a whole gale in the China Sea as far south as +8° latitude, at the same time it blew a gale along the southern coast of China and the barometer feil since the 30th of that month. On the night between the 3rd and the 4th of February it blew a whole gale in Hongkong. In March the height of the NE monsoon seems to have been unusually small. The direction of the wind at Victoria Peak was more different from its direction at sea level than is usual during this month, the direction, of course, veering with increasing height, and the lower level of the clouds was nearly every day below 2000 feet. Fog prevailed, the clouds frequently sinking to sea level. At the same time the temperature fell less than half the usual amount with increasing elevation in the air. This may perhaps throw some light on the fact that explorers in certain tropical regions have attributed so very small dimensions to the NE monsoon.

The amount of rain during the summer fell short of the usual quantity during every month except July, when the excess was due to the heavy thunderstorms on the 15th. This is very striking on comparing the monthly rainfall at Stone Cutters' Island with the mean of nine years' rainfall (1878- 1886 incl.):-

Month.

January,

February,

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October,...

November,

December,..

Year,

....

Rainfall.

Mean.

1886.

Excess above mean.

0.80

2.05

+ 1.25

1.71

1.40

0.31

3.65

1.26

2.39

6.63

3.77

2.86

..10.66

2.59

-

8.07

.13.66

10.02

3.64

..16.83

28.62

+11.79

..17.50

8.12

9.38

:

9.73

3.28

6.45

5.45

3.11

2.34

1.10

0.00

1.10

0.43

1.16

+ 0.73

88.15

65.38

-22.77

At the Observatory the cisterns of the barograph and the standard barometer are placed 110 feet above Mean Sea Level. The bulbs of the thermometers are 109 feet above Mean Sea Level and 4 feet above the ground except the terrestrial radiation thermometer, which is about one inch above the ground. The rim of the pluviograph, which is 114 inches in diameter, is placed 106 feet above Mean Sea Level and 21 inches above the ground. The cups of the anemograph are 150 feet above Mean Sea Level and 45 feet above the ground.

   At Victoria Peak the instruments, except the radiation thermometers and the rain-gauge, are placed in the look-out. The cistern of the barometer is 1816 feet above Mean Sea Level. The bulbs of the thermometers are about 4 feet above the floor, except the maximum thermometer, which is a few inches higher. The radiation thermometers are placed at the same height above the ground as at the Obser- vatory. The rim of the rain-gauge is 8 inches in diameter and is one foot above the ground.

At Stone Cutters' Island the rim of the rain-gauge is 8 inches in diameter and is placed 2 feet 4 inches above the ground and about 15 feet above Sea Level.

The Monthly Weather Reports are arranged as follows:-

Table I exhibits the hourly readings of the barometer reduced to 32°.0 Fahrenheit, but not to sea level, as measured (at two minutes to the hour named) from the barograms.

210 SUPPLEMENT TO THE HONGKONG GOVT GAZETTE OF 5TH MAR., 1887.

  Table II exhibits the hourly readings of the temperature of the air round the Observatory as determined by aid of the rotating dry bulb thermometer and the thermograms (at two minutes past the hour named), and also the extreme temperatures during the day.

  Table III exhibits the hourly readings of the temperature of evaporation round the observatory as determined by aid of the rotating damp bulb thermometer and the thermograms (at two minutes past the hour named), and also the solar radiation maximum (black bulb) and terrestrial radiation (grass- minimum) temperatures, read at 10 p. and entered for the same day.

The thermometers are rotated round a nearly horizontal axis (which is kept about 4 feet above the ground) the observer generally walking along facing the wind, so that the bulbs describe screws small pitch. The diameter of the screw described by the damp is larger than that described by the dry bulb. These observations are generally made every hour during the day and as often as possible during the night.

Table IV exhibits the mean relative humidity in percentage of saturation (the humility of air saturated with moisture being 100) and mean tension of aqueous vapour present in the air expressed in inches of mercury, for every hour in the day and for every day in the month, calculated by aid of Blanford's tables from the data exhibited in Tables II and III.

  Table V exhibits the duration of sun-shine expressed in hours as registered by aid of the sun-shine recorder from half an hour before to half an hour after the hour (true time) named.

Table VI exhibits the amount of rain expressed in inches registered from half an hour before to half an hour after the hour named.

Table VII exhibits, for every hour in the day, the velocity of the wind and its direction in numbers (8=E, 16-S, 24-W, 32 =N) as measured from the anemograms. The velocity is the number of miles traversed by the wind, from half an hour before to half an hour after the hour named. The direction is read off at the hour, except when the wind is very light and changeable, when the average direction during the hour is estimated, taking into account the velocity from different quarters. The direction is not noted when the velocity is below 1.5 miles an hour.

Table VIII exhibits, for every hour in the day, the mean velocity of the wind reduced to 4 and also to 2 directions, as well as the mean direction of the wind:----

The number of miles traversed by winds from directions 31, 32 and 1 and half the number of miles from 30 and 2 are termed (N). The number of miles from 3, 4 and 5 and half the number of miles from 2 and 6 are termed (NE), etc. We have then :

N=(N)+(NE) cos 45° + (NW) cos 45°. E=(E)+(NE) cos 45° + (SE) cos 45°.

which are the components exhibited in this table.

etc

Table IX exhibits the direction (to two points) and force (9-12) of the wind at Victoria Peak, and sea disturbance (0-9) at Cape d'Aguilar.

Table X exhibits the readings of the barometer reduced to 32°.0 Fahrenheit, but not to sea level, and of the thermometers at Victoria Peak.

Table XI exhibits the relative humidity and tension of vapour at 10 a., 4 p. and 10 p. daily at the Observatory and at Victoria Peak.

Table XII exhibits the amount (0-10), name and direction whence coming, of the clouds. Where the names of upper and lower clouds are given, but only one direction, this refers to the lower clouds. 'Table XIII exhibits the amount of rain measured at 10 a. and entered to preceding day at different stations and the duration of precipitation at the Observatory.

The following Annual Report is arranged as follows:--

Table I exhibits the mean height of the barometer at the Observatory and at the Peak expressed in inches, the latter being the mean of the 10 a., 4 p. and 10 p. observations, and the excess of the hourly values at the Observatory above the mean.

The mean diurnal range in the different months came out as follows: January, 0.111, February, 0.118, March, 0.094, April, 0.087, May, 0.086, June, 0.069, July, 0.067, August, 0.073, September, 0.082. October, 0.091, November, 0.112, December, 0.110. The average range was 0.092 or 0.004 larger than in the two previous years. The mean tension of aqueous vapour was smaller this year than during the previous years, and both these circumstances were no doubt due to the scarcity of rain. The height of the rock on which the look-out at Victoria Peak is placed has been calculated from the mean of the barometric observations made in 1886 to be 1812 feet, and from the mean of all those made during the past three years to be 1813 feet, adopting for the first year the temperatures observed in Stevenson's screen reduced to the true air-temperature, which were as follows: January, 1884, 61°.5, February, 56°.7, March. 61°.5, April, 66°.5, May, 73°.4, June, 78°.7, July, 81°.5, August, 81°.3,, September, 800.4, October, 76°.6, November, 67°.2, December, 59°.9. Year, 1884, 70°.4.

Table II exhibits the mean temperature in degrees Fahrenheit at the Observatory and at the Peak, the latter being the mean of the 10 a., 10 p., maximum and minimum temperatures, and the excess of the hourly values at the Observatory above the mean. The hottest part of the day is between 1 P. and

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p. and the coldest about 6 a.. but the lowest temperature occurs a little earlier in summer than in winter. When the wind calms down after sunset the existence of a secondary maximum of temperature may occasionally be traced.

  The daily range of temperature is smaller in summer than in winter both owing to the greater amount of clouds and to the circumstance that the force of the wind is so small during the night in the former season.

From table XVIII it is seen that the mean range was exactly the same at the Observatory as at the Peak.

  The monthly extremes of temperature are exhibited in Table XVI and XVII. The ranges are about twice as great in winter as in summer.

  The mean diurnal variability of temperature or the mean of the changes of mean daily temperature from day to day, irrespective of sign, during each month of 1885 was as follows: January, 20.37, February, 20.10, March, 20.32, April, 20.30, May, 1°.44, June, 1°.14, July, 1°.21, August, 1°.25, September, 0°.93, October, 1°.28, November, 2°.18, December, 20.23. Year, 1885, 1°.73.

  The mean diurnal variability of temperature in 1886 was as follows: January, 1°.85, February, 20.15, March, 2°.86, April, 1°.63, May, 1°.63, June, 1°.59, July, 0°.98, August, 0°.92, September, 0°.81, October, 1°.13, November, 1°.49, December, 1°.64. Year, 1886, 1°.56.

  It is seen from these figures that the temperature is twice as changeable in winter as in summer. Such absence of abrupt changes of temperature indicates in a temperate or arctic climate circumstances favourable to the health of the inhabitants but according to Dr. BORIUS, the late distinguished climat- ologist, great constancy of temperature during the tropical summer may be considered the reverse of favourable.

  Table III exhibits the relative humidity in percentage of saturation at the Observatory and at the Peak, the latter being the mean of the 10 a., 4 p. and 10 p. values, and the excess of the hourly values above the mean at the Observatory. The air is farthest from saturation about 1 p. and nearest saturation about midnight. The average relative humidity is registered at 8 a. and 6p. The diurnal variation is greatest during the last month of the year when the air is comparatively dry.

. Table IV exhibits the tension of vapour in inches of mercury at the Observatory and at the Peak, the latter being the mean of observations made at 10 a., 4 p. and 10 p., and the excess of the hourly values above the mean at the Observatory. The daily variation is small along the coast of China especially in summer but during the past year it was much greater than in 1885 and this was no doubt, owing to the scarcity of rain. There was least vapour in the air at about 11 a. and most at 10 p. The monthly ranges in vapour tension (at 10 a., 4 p. and 10 p. only) are exhibited in Tables XVI and XVII. They were twice as great in winter as in summer.

  Table V exhibits the total number of hours of bright sunshine. The minimum occurred in February and the maximum in November. The duration of sunshine in percentage of possible duration was obtained as explained in last year's report.

  Table VI exhibits the total hourly rainfall and Table VII, the number of hours during which rain was registered. It rains more often at sunrise than at sunset.

The approximate hourly intensity of the rainfall i.e. the hourly rainfall divided with the number of hours, during portion of which it rained, or heavy dew fell, was calculated from the Means and Totals in Tables VI and VII and shows, that the rain is heaviest shortly after noon and lightest about midnight:-

1 a. 0.048

7 a. 0.065

1

p.

0.121..

7

P.

0.038

2

.072

8

.071

2

.121

8

.134

"J

3

.059

9

.100

3

.205

9

.169

>>

4

.079

10

.105

4

.143

10

.064

""

";

5

.073

11

.112

6

.067

Noon .098

5 6

.142

11

.056

""

.057

Midt. .071

"

The true mean hourly intensity was obtained from the data in Table XI and shows, that the rain was heaviest in July and lightest in February and November :-

January, 0.022, February, 0.012, March, 0.036, April, 0.057, May, 0.042, June, 0.073, July, 0.174, August, 0.144, September, 0.136, October, 0.108, November, 0.012, December, 0.033. Year,

0.074.

The rain was much lighter in the past year than in the two previous years, the rainfall being much smaller while its duration was about the same.

  Table VIII exhibits the velocity of the wind expressed in miles per hour and the excess of the hourly values above the mean at the Observatory. The velocity at the Peak is computed from the force estimated there at 10 a., 4 p. and 10 p. The wind was strongest at both stations in February and lightest in September. The daily variation was explained in last year's report.

  Table IX exhibits the mean direction of the wind at the Observatory and at the Peak. The excess of the hourly direction at the Observatory above the mean, expressed in degrees, is counted from North through East towards South. The results of the discussion of previous years' observations are confirmed.. The daily variation was greatest in September. The two mean directions have been

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obtained by simply taking the averages of the monthly directions in degrees without regard to force. This is perhaps, everything considered, the best method in this case and the two annual means direc- tions for 1885 in last year's report ought therefore to be altered to E-10° S and E 29° S.

In order to further elucidate the diurnal variation in force and direction of the wind in this region, a subject of great importance to the shipping, the mean directions and forces in 1885 at Victoria Peak and South Cape, Formosa, have been calculated. The observations at the latter station are made carefully by the staff of the lighthouse. The observers stand about 150 feet above sea level, but as they are now and then guided in their estimations by the amount of sail carried by such vessels as happen to pass, the figures may be taken to represent the force of the wind at a lower level.

MEAN DIRECTION and FORCE of WIND at VICTORIA PEAK in 1885.

7 a.

10 a.

1 p.

4 p..

7 p.

10 p.

Direction Force. Direction Force. Direction Force. Direction Force. Direction Force. Direction Force.

Month.

1885.

January, February,

E

4.2

E 5° N

4.3

E 1° N

4.1

E 1°N

4.1

E 5° N

4.2

E 5° N

4.3

E 10° N

4.6

E 11° N

4.6

E 13° N

4.3

E 18° N

4.2

E 21° N

4.3

E 26° N

4.4

March,

E 13° S

4.3

E 13° S

4.3

E 14° S

4.0

E 16° S

3.9

E 15° S

4.2

E 15° S

4.2

April,

E 27° S

4.4

E 35° S

4.4

E 38° S

4.5

E 38° S

4.3

E 38° S

4.4

E 43° S

4.5

May,

S 33° E

4.3

S 28° E

4.3

S 29° E

4.4

S 21° E

4.3

$ 22° E

4.4

S 18° E

4.5

June,

S 8° E

4.6

S 13° E

4.3

S 16° E

4.4

$ 15° E

4.5

S 18° E

4.6

S 20° E

4.7

July,

S 30° W

4.4

S 30° W

4.4

S 28° W

4.4

S 18° W

4.3

S 19° W

4.5

S 19° W

4.6

August,

S 18° E

4.3

$ 15° E

4.4

S 17° E

4.3

S 11° E

4.5

S 14° E

4.6

S 21° E

4.6

September,

E 11° S

3.9

E 7° S

3.9

E 35° S

4,1

E 32° S

4.0

E 31° S

4.1

E 32° S

4.2

October,

E 12° N

4.6

E 11° N

4.7

E 5° N

4.5

E 1S

4.4

E 5° N

4.2

E 6° N

4.3

November,

E 20° N

4.2

E 18° N

4.3

E 19° N

4.0

E 23° N

3.9

E 18° N

3.9

E 20° N

3.9

December,

E 7° N

4.5

E 6° N

4.5

E 2° N

4.3

E 6° N

4.2

E 8° N

4.3

E 11° N

4.5

Year,...... E 28° S

4.4

E 28° S

4.4

E 31° S

4.3

E 31° S

4.2

E 29° S

4.3

E 28° S

4.4

1885.

January,

February,

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October,

November,

December,

Year,

1885.

MEAN DIRECTION of WIND at SOUTH CAPE, FORMOSA, in 1885.

3 a.

6 a.

9 a.

Noon.

3 p.

6 p.

9 p.

Midt.

Mean.

N 45° E

N 43° E

N 44° E

N 46° E

N 44° E

N 42° E

N 43° E

N 46° E

N 44° E

N 42° E

N 42° E

N 52° E

N 53° E

N 44° E

N 44° E

N 45° E

N 42° E

N 45° E

N 38° E

N 42° E

N 42° E

N 40° E

N 46° E

N 39° E

N 40° E

N 40° E

N 41° E

E 31° N

E 26° N

E 27° NE 26° N

E 9° N

E 20° N

E 23° N

E 26° N

E 23° N

N 9° W E 27° N W 4° N W

N

3° W

N16° W N 25° W

N 57° W

N 62° W

N 41° W

N 44° W

N 32° W

E

W 9° N

N 19° W

7° N E 24° S 2° SW 2° N W32° N ? W 25° N N 8°WN 6° W

E 23° S

S

W 18° S

S

E 15° N

E 42° S

W 2° NW

3° SW 9° SW

2° N

W 7°N

W

*

W 12° N W

3° S

W 4° NW

8° S

W 10° N

W 10° N

N 27° W

N 50° W

N 43° W

N 29° W

N 29° W

N 26° W

N 42° E

N 43° E | N 45° E

N 43° E

|

N 43° E

N 42° E

N 42° EN 43° E

N 43° E

N 45° E

N 43° E

N 44° E

N 45° E

N 45° E

N 45° E

N 45° E

N 45° E

N 45° E

N 43° E

N 43° E

N 43° EN 44° E

N 42° E

N 42° EN 42° E

N 43° E

N 43o E

N 24° EN 26° E N 29° EN 27° E N 22° E N 20° E N 20° E N 22° E N 26° E

MEAN FORCE of WIND at SOUTH CAPE, FOrmosa, in 1885.

3 a.

6 a.

9 a.

Noon.

3 p.

6 p.

9 p.

Midt.

Mean.

January,

3.1

3.2

3.0

2.9

2.6

2.6

2.7

3.0

2.9

February,

4.0

4.0

4.0

3.7

3.4

3.3

3.4

3.7

3.7

March,

3.1

3.2.

3.0

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.8

3.1

2.9

April,

2.8

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.2

2.3

2.3

2.6

2.5

May,

2.6

2.6

2.7

2.8

2.6

2.5

2.1

2.5

2.6

June,

2.3

2.4

2.2

2.2

2.5

2.1

2.0

2.2

2.2

July,

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.8

2.9

3.0

2.7

2.8

2.8

August,

2.2

2.3

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

1.9

2.0

2.2

September,

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.3

.2.3

October,

3.5

3.6

4.1

3.9

3.7

3.6

3.7

3.7

3.7

November,

4.0

3.9

4.4

4.4

4.1

3.8

3.8

4.1

4.1

December,

3.7

3.6

3.7

3.7

3.6

3.5

3.5

3.7

3.6

Year,..

3.0

3.1

3.1

3.0

2.9

2.8

2.8

3.0

3.0

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  At the height of Victoria Peak the direction of the wind is nearly constant throughout the day. Only a slight tendency to veer during the daytime can perhaps be traced. Above this altitude as remarked in last year's report there is possibly a slight tendency to variation in the opposite direction. The force of the wind is likewise very constant. It seems to be rather stronger at night than in the day time but this cannot be decided as yet with certainty.

  In Southern Formosa the wind comes from NE without change in winter. This is the mean direction either diurnal or annual from October till March incl. On the contrary the direction appears to be very changeable in summer. With regard to the diurnal variation in the force the result published last year is confirmed. The maximum wind-force appears to be registered about sunrise and the minimum about sunset, but the variation is very small. The diurnal variation in the direction is scarcely perceptible but from the mean of the twelve months it would even appear as if the wind were backing a little during the day time, but the veering of the wind during the day time is very prominent

in summer.

  Table X exhibits the total distance traversed by, as well as the duration and average velocity of winds from bi-quadrantal points. The velocity is a maximum for E winds but there is slight second- ary maximum for SW winds. The SW monsoon was not so strong as in 1885, which perhaps accounts for the scarcity of rain.

  Table XI exhibits the rainfall measured at 10 a. and entered to preceding day. Each day on which not less than 0.01 inches was measured, is counted. The rainfall increases quickly with the height at least up to 2000 feet notwithstanding the far greater force of the wind up there. We have no means of observing what takes place at a still higher level but Indian Meteorologists have ascertained that the rain reaches a maximum somewhere about 4000 feet above the level of the sea in India.

  Table XII exhibits particulars concerning different phenomena. Fog occurred frequently in March. Electric phenomena prevailed in August but the thunderstorms were not so violent as in 1885. Unusual visibility of distant objects was most noticeable in August. Dew was frequent during the early summer. Rainbows were seen oftener than usual owing to the lightness of the rains. Solar halos and coronas were most frequent in August.

Table XIII shows the frequency of clouds of different forms from observations made 8 times a day. The number of days on which clouds were observed to be below 2000 feet was as follows:- January, 12, February, 16, March, 28, April, 25, May, 18, June, 16, July, 22, August, 15, September, 3, October, 5, November, 0, December, 3. The number of days on which they were observed to be below 1000 feet was as follows:-January, 3, February, 10, March, 21, April, 17, May, 7, June, 3, July, 5, August, 0, September, 0, October, 0, November, 0, December, 2.

The mean direction of the clouds (whence coming) was as follows:-

January, February,

March, April, May,..

1886.

Cirrus.

Lower.

ESE

Upper. WSW

reve 3

E by S SE

W

W by S

ESE by S

W by S

: W

.....

SE by S

W by N

NW by W

S

NNE

July,

August,

-September,

October,

November,

December,

S by E

SW by S

NE by E NE

ENE

NNE

ENE

NW by W

W by S

E

WSW

NW

ENE

WSW

WSW

ENE

W by S

June,

Table XIV exhibits the amount of cloud, which is greatest in the morning and least in the ?evening as well as greatest in February and least in December.

  Table XV exhibits the amount (0-9) of sea-disturbance; which is only about half as great in summer as in winter.

Table XVI and XVII exhibit the extremes of some of the meteorological elements.

  Table XVIII exhibits the mean of the readings of the black bulb maximum thermometers in vacuo and the excess above the mean maximum air-temperatures, the average of the number of degrees by which the minimum air-temperature exceeded that indicated by a minimum thermometer freely exposed with its bulb one inch above the grass, the average weight of the aqueous vapour in the air and the diurnal range of temperature.

!

Date.

1886.

January.

February.

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   During the past year the indications of a bright bulb solar radiation maximum thermometer in vacuo have been registered daily at 10 p. The readings are exhibited below. This thermometer was compared at Kew with the readings of the black bulb in vacuo and with the maximum air-temperature. The results of the comparisons, about 360 in number, were kindly communicated to me by Mr. WHIPPLE, the Director of the Kew Observatory. Compared to the black bulb in vacuo the bright bulb reads possibly a little higher in Hongkong but the results in both places are really alike within the probable error of such observations. At Kew it was compared with the maximum temperature in the thermograph-screen and at Hongkong with the same but corrected by aid of eye-observations of thermometers rotated hourly. At Hongkong the bright-bulb thermometer readings exceed the air- temperature by a larger amount than at Kew owing to the smaller daily range of temperature. In England maximum air-temperature corresponding to a certain mean daily temperature is much greater than within the tropics.

BRIGHT BULB SOLAR RADIATION MAXIMUM THERMOMETER COMPARISONS.

Mean Difference.

Black Bulb.

Mean Difference.

Air Max.

Kew.

Hongkong.

Kew.

Hongkong.

80° 90°

- 18°

60°

-24°

+190

+18°

70°

100°

- 28°

+19°

- 26°

+ 21°

80°

110°

- 309

+18°

+ 22°

- 31°

120°

-35°

- 32°

130°

-36°

-34°

140°

- 35°

March.

SOLAR RADIATION BRIGHT BULB MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE IN 1886.

June.

July.

August.

September.

October.

O.

?

O

O

?

O

?

?

?

O

O

O

1,

2.

3,

88.7 86.7 62.3 88.3 60.1

4,

86.4

58.1

78.7 88.9 98.4 88.3 100.6 92.3 91.8 82.8 99.4

5,

84.9 61.7

64.7

102.7

104.8

6,

77.4 90.4

83.9

7,

91.1 76.7

84.3

8,

90.2 78.9 89.3

9,

102.3 70.7 90.7

10,

90.6

11,

92.4

12,

79.6

71.5

89.4

86.8

13,

84.6

72.6

98.7

78.8

104.3

14,

91.2

80.8

82.8

79.3

15,

80.7

70.1

90.6

16,

76.3

70.3

89.7

17,

80.7

59.5

93.6 73.8

18,

79.7

57.2

91.4

19,

85.6

70.9

94.3

20,

80.2

78.8 91.5

21,

68.8

22,

76.3

23,

92.2

24,

66.7

 25, 26,

27,

28,

29,

30,

31,

55.6 78.3 77.8

...

...

...

...

Mean,......

80.6 72.2 85.7

95.3 92.9 109.3 113.6 110 4 *101.2 97.6 90.3 111.0 109.3 108.1 106.1 94.3 86.1 92.8 110.6 108.7 110.6 109.1 107.7 95.9 86.5 105.8 : 97.3 110.6 112.2 110.4 94.0 97.4 89.6 107.6 106.9 114.3 110.6 106.0 99.1 93.5 99.0 101.7 108.1 109.8 117.6 107.9 103.7 102.2

92.7 98.9 100.9 105.7 109.0 110.7 104.9 101.6 99.1 91.1 98.3 97.7 105.2 87.3 114.3 109.1 103.3 95.0 86.7 94.1 96.8 110.1 97.8 110.5 93.6 103.4 97.4 86.5 57.7 77.8 101.3 77.8

111.2 112.6 110.8 106.0 .107.7 62.0 87.3 98.7 94.4 102.1 108.2 110.7 105.6 108.8 103.9 99.8 106.8 110.1 110.7 106.2 83.7 110.3 107.3 111.8 102.2 110.0 92.7 104.6 109.8 110.2 103.9 87.8 103.7 107.6 81.2 105.8 107.6 100.3 73.4 107.5 109.2 90.3 99.8 111.9 103.7 108.7 109.8 86.6 106.7 113.0 102.0 91.2 108.2 105.8 82.6 110.6 112.6 102.3 92.3 108.3 94.3 102.8 109.3 112.9 104.7 83.7 110.5 106.6 106.1 113.2 106.6 107.8 96.0 89.8 71.8 95.8 92.7 109.1 109.3 105.2 110.1 109.8 107.8 100.4 81.4 93.9 79.8 87.7 106.3 106.6 110.8 113.3 99.6 96.3 83.2 93.6 90.3 108.0 110.1 110.3 108.7 112.4 101.4 91.3 76.8 73.4 65.2 91.6 109.6 110.7 107.9 111.3 103.3 99.8 65.8 76.1 64.7 97.2 106.1 107.3 110.8 105.6 102.7 105.2 63.1 88.7 76.0 91.6 103.5 111.1 109.1 79.4 103.8 104.3 69.8 80.6 69.3 94.6 96.4 110.5 108.6 103.3 102.2 99.3 67.2 77.7 83.8 72.7 102.4 112.9 112.7 106.0 101.8 101.3

82.0 94.2

107.7 107.3 109.3 107.7 102.7 107.2 90.2 102.3 111.2 108.3 108.6 110.4 102.0 98.3 88.6

97.7

109.9 107.9

97.8

91.2 102.3 104.8 104.6 108.7

93.8 86.8

100.0

89.8

96.7

87.1

94.9 83.1

96.1

72.2

93.4 91.9

98.3 86.3

96.1 98.9 83.6

84.6

96.3

90.7

91.6

88.4

68.7

58.9

89.8

87.4

99.4 86.7

96.5

85.6

90.6 84.8

94.2

85.2

101.8

82.2

89.7

69.6

86.7

Below Black Bulb,

Above Air Max.,..

31.4 26.1 31.5

18.5

30.6

35.5 .33.8 33.5

15.8 20.0

18.9

36.4 32.6

22.7 21.5 20.4 23.2 23.3 23.0 23.1 20.3

107.6 103.2

36.7 36.3 35.3

96.1 84.5

*

November.

December

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Table XVIII exhibits also the height to which one must ascend in order to have the monthly mean temperature lowered one degree. The figures have been obtained from the data in Table II. Of course the fall of temperature within some ten or twenty feet of the ground is much greater especially on a hot day, but the effect of this is eliminated by observing the temperature at the same height above ground at both the upper and the lower station. The results obtained for each month during the past three years are exhibited below. The results for 1884 have been re-computed by aid of the true air-temperatures given above. It is seen that the height varies from about 200 to about 700 feet, but of course the results in individual instances vary to a somewhat greater extent, and this must often make the true astronomical refraction different from that obtained from the tables. Moreover the temperatures adopted in the construction of the tables may have been very different from the true air-temperatures and when subsequently these tables are used in other places to clear the observations from the effects of refraction, it is very doubtful whether the thermometers are exposed in exactly the same way as where the tables were constructed and even so the process is not strictly accurate if the true air-temperature is not exactly determined. It would therefore be of importance to. have the rotating thermometer introduced in astronomical observatories. This instrument is particularly well adapted for occasionally determining the temperature during the night. No account is taken of the effect of the barometric gradient in the neighbourhood, which tends to make the value of the re- fraction different in different azimuths. The rates at which the temperature falls with increasing height in a cyclone and in an anticyclone are different. For these reasons the refraction is one of the most uncertain elements in practical astronomy.

January, February,

March,

April;

May, June, July,....

August,

September,

October,

November,

December,

Mean,

1884.

1885.

1886.

Mean.

..280

224

299

268

...289

251

294

278

533

397

656

529

*

437

416

406

*#20

.341

275

294

393

...271

275

258

268

.251

294

267

271

..255.

328

280

288

.262

310

280

284

.....258

294

280

277

..271

284

234

263