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THE

Hongkong
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Government

GAZETTE.



New Series.
Vol. I. No. I.
VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 7th JULY, 1855.


Government Notification.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultime; and notice is hereby given, that a New Series of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

"THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE,"

will, as before, be the only Official Organ for Proclamations, Notifications, and Public Papers, of this Government.

By Order,

W. T. Mercer, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st July, 1855.



Government Notification.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Superintendent of British Trade in China is pleased to notify, (illegible text) The Right Honorable The Earl of Clarendon, K.G., (illegible text) appointed Frederick Harvey, Esq., late Secretary and Registrar to Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and the Superintendency of British Trade in China, to be Her Majesty's Vice-Consul at Shanghae.

By Order,

W. Woodgate.

Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.


Government Notification.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Superintendent of British Trade in China, is pleased to notify the appointment of Thomas Francis Wade, Esq., (illegible text) the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government, to the (illegible text) Secretaryship in this Superintendency.

By Order,

W. Woodgate.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria,
Hongkong, 6th July, 1855.


Government Notification.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of Trade (illegible text) received copy of a Proclamation issued by His Excellency Wang, the Governor General of Fuh-keen and Che-keang, stating it has come to his knowledge that Female (illegible text) have been bought at Ningpo for the purpose of (illegible text) shipped to Foreign Countries, and that it is his (illegible text) rigorously to prohibit the practice. And His Excellency the Viceroy farther desires the co-operation of the representatives of Foreign Nations to put an end to a (illegible text) so degrading and inhuman. The Viceroy announces (illegible text) will punish those who disobey his Proclamation (illegible text) the utmost rigor of the Law. His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of Trade hereby gives notice, that parties who shall engage in Illegal Traffic of pur(illegible text) Chinese Females, expose themselves to the penalty provided under the Anti-Slavery Act; and Orders will be given to Her Majesty's Authorities in China to enforce those penalties against the Subjects of Her Majesty.

By Order,

W. Woodgate.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria,
Hongkong, 6th July, 1855.



No. 1.

Government Notification.

In consequence of Instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies having reference to the Government of Hongkong and its Dependencies, it is hereby intimated, that the Government Notification of 15th April, 1854, first in order in the Gazette of 22d April, 1854, is withdrawn from this date, and that all Communications to Government in matters concerning this Colony are in future to be addressed to the Colonial Secretary, for submission to His Excellency the Governor and Commander-in-Chief.

By Order,

W. T. Mercer,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,
Hongkong, 25th June, 1855.


No. 2.

Government Notification.

The Reverend John James Irwin, having this day reported his arrival in the Colony, is appointed Colonial Chaplain of Hongkong, by virtue of a Warrant under the Royal Sign Manual; and assumed accordingly the duties of his Office from this date.

By Order,

W. T. Mercer,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,
Hongkong, 30th June, 1855.


No. 3.

Government Notification.

It is hereby notified, that a Sale by Public Auction of Crown Lands on Leases will be held on the ground to be sold on Monday the Ninth day of July, 1855, the sale to commence at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

The following descriptive statement of the Lots to be offered at the Sale is published for general information.

W. T. Mercer,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,
Hongkong, 30th June, 1855.




Schedule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold by Public Auction on Monday, the 9th July, 1855.
Order of Sale. Locality. Boundary Measurement. Content in Square feet. Fixed Annual Rent.
N. S. E. W.
1 N. of Hospital Hill. 50 50 50 50 2,500 £916
2 {{{1}}} 50 50 50 50 2,500 916
3 {{{1}}} 50 50 50 50 2,500 916
4 {{{1}}} 50 50 50 50 2,500 916
5 {{{1}}} (illegible text) (illegible text) 50 50 3,425 1286
6 {{{1}}} 50 50 50 50 2,500 916
7 {{{1}}} 50 50 50 50 2,500 916
8 {{{1}}} 50 50 50 50 2,500 916
9 {{{1}}} 50 50 50 50 2,500 916
10 {{{1}}} 50 50 50 50 2,500 916
11 {{{1}}} 50 50 50 50 2,500 916
12 {{{1}}} 50 50 50 50 2,500 916
13 {{{1}}} 50 50 50 50 2,500 916

William Cowper,
Assistant Surveyor, for the Surveyor General.


No. 4.

Government Notification.

His Excellency The Governor has received a Despatch from The Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, calling his attention to the great importance which Her Majesty's Government attaches to the acquirement of (illegible text) Chinese Language by all Functionaries in the Public Service in this Colony: and His Excellency is instructed to (illegible text) that in claims for promotion, a knowledge of Chinese (illegible text) be considered as a recommendation to the favourable consideration of the Authorities.

By Order,

W. T. Mercer,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,
Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.


No. 5.

Government Notification.

Whereas it has been represented by the Imperial Authorities at Shanghae to His Excellency the Governor and Commander-in-Chief, that Chinese Subjects, not having lawful business in that port or neighbourhood, are conveyed thither in considerable numbers by Vessels from this Colony, for the purpose of creating disturbances (illegible text) troubling the public peace: It is hereby recommended (illegible text) parties who shall convey Chinamen to any Northern (illegible text) to exercise due caution, and institute due enquiry into (illegible text) character and objects of the individuals who apply (illegible text) Passages, so that no umbrage may be given to the Chinese Authorities, and no risk incurred by the Vessels taking onboard such Chinamen as Passengers.

By Order,

W. T. Mercer,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,
Hongkong, 6th July, 1855.



Public Auction.

The undersigned have received instructions to dispose of by Public auction, on Thursday, the 12th instant, at their Sale Rooms, Queen's Road, at 11 o'clock a.m., for the benefit of the concerned,—

SS Nos. 30, 64, 68, and 78,—4 Chests of New Patna; and
NPO,
SS Nos. 35, 37, and 85,—3 Chests of benares.
NPO,

ex "Cowasjee Family."

Terms of Sale,—Cash before delivery, in Mexican Dollars, weighted at 7.1.7.

Smith & Brimelow,
Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.


Smith & Brimelow,
Ship Chandlers,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents,

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

Have always on hand an Assortment of ship chandlery stores of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of wines, beer, and spirits, Liqueurs, cordials, &c., of a superior description.

Oilman's stores from a well known house of Copeland, Barnes & Co.; also, stores per Overland Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July 1855.


Per P. & O. Steamer "Ganges."

Overland hams, cheese, muscatel raisins, maraschino and curacao.

Smith & Brimelow.

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,
Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.


Just Received.

An Invoice of cutlery, electro-plated-ware, nickel-silver, Britannia Metal teapots, stone jugs, Dram or Pocket flasks, and Carpenters' tools.

Smith & Brimelow.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.


Notice.

Mr James Crampton is authorized to sign our Firm per procuration from this date.

Hanbury. & Co.

Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.


Steam for

Singapore, Penang, Point de Galle, Aden, Suez, Malta, Marseilles, & Southampton;

Also,

Bombay, Madras, & Calcutta.

The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Steam-ship Ganges, Captain Bowen, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this Tuesday, the 10th July, at 2 p.m.

Cargo will received on board until 5 p.m. on the 8th, specie until Noon on the 9th, and parcels until 2 p.m. on the 9th.

For Particulars regarding Freight and Passage, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong.

Contents, and value of packages, are required.

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

Robert S. Walker,
Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,
Hongkong, 28th June, 1855.


Notice.

We have established Mr William Hammond Foster, Jr., in Hongkong, as Agent for our Houses in Canton, Shanghae, and Foochow; and all Business to his address comes under our control and guarantee.

Russell & Co.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.


To Let.

A Large and Commodious House, at the corner of D'Aguilar and Wellington Streets, with extensive Godown and Out-houses. Entrance may be had immediately. For particulars, apply to

D. Lapraik.

Hongkong, 21st June, 1855.


Notice.

By Order of the Consular Department of the Foreign Office at Copenhagen, it is hereby notified, that Applications to fill the Vacant Appointment of the Office of Danish Consul at Hongkong, will be received by said Department (illegible text) 15th October, 1855.

Fred H. Block
Acting Danish Consul


Notice.

Mr Thomas D. Boyd is authorised to (illegible text) our Firm.

F. D. Syme & Co.

Amoy, 12th May, 1855.


Notice.

Mr K. Newbolt, Surgeon Dentist, has just returned from London and Paris, (illegible text) all the latest Improvements in supplying Artifical Mineral, and in stopping Decayed, teeth, (illegible text) be consulted, personally or by letter, at Mr (illegible text) Lapraik's.

Hongkong, 29th June, 1855.


Notice.

Shippers of Goods to California, during (illegible text) Years 1848, 1849, and 1850, may (illegible text) something to their advantage by calling upon (illegible text) undersigned.

Wm. Pustau & Co.

Hongkong, 7th September, 1854.


For Sale,

just landed ex Faithful.

An Invoice of Crosse & Blackwell's Oilman Stores, consisting of,—

Pickles, Sauces, Jams and Jellies, (illegible text) Capers, Potted Meats, Soyer's Relish, (illegible text) Oil, Mustard, Tart-fruits, Maccaroni, Vermicelli, Dried Herbs, Yarmouth Bloaters, Sardines, Wiltshire Bacon, Fresh Salmon, Preserved Meats, Berkley Cheese in Tins, York Hams, (illegible text) Plums, &c., &c.

De Silver & Co.

Hongkong, 9th June, 1855.



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Terms for Advertisements,—Five Lines and under (illegible text) Dollar, each additional Line Twenty CentsOne half of these charges for each Repetition.

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  • it was made before 1896; or
  • it was first published commercially within 75 years from the end of its creation year, and 50 years has passed since the end of the calendar year of its first commercial publication.

See Section 182 of the Copyright Ordinance (Cap. 528) of the Laws of Hong Kong.

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