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THE

Hongkong
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Government

GAZETTE.



New Series.
Vol. I. No. 2.
VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 14th 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, 2d 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intimated, that the Government Notification of 15th April, 1854, first in order in the Gazette of 22d April, 1854, is withdrawn from this date, and that all Communications to Government in matters concerning this Colony are in future to be addressed to the Colonial Secretary, for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. 6.

Government Notification.

It is hereby notified, under the terms of Clause 36, Part II. (illegible text) the "Merchant Shipping Act, 1864," that the Certificate (illegible text) the Harbour Master for the time being, or that of (illegible text) Rickett, Esq., Government Marine Surveyor, will be received as sufficient to prove the Measurement of Ships requiring Imperial Registers at this Port.

By Order,

W. T. Mercer,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,
Hongkong, 9th July, 1855.


No. 7.

Government Notification.

It is in contemplation to offer for Sale by Public Auction the Land situated between the site of the late Howitzer Battery and the site of the late Naval Stores, forming a length of frontage of about 900 Feet.

Parties desirous of purchasing Lots in that Locality, either on the sea or land side of the Queen's Road, are requested to communicate with the Surveyor General on or before the 20th instant, in order that their wishes with regard to Size may as far as possible be attended to previously to the completion of the plan.

The Sale will take place on the 4th proximo, before which date the detailed particulars of the Land and Rental will be published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. Mercer,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,
Hongkong, 13th July, 1855.



Post-office Notice.

The Government of India having requested, that a separate Bag be made up at this Office (illegible text), independent of the Mails for (illegible text): The Post-master General has been (illegible text) to authorize the arrangement; and in future, (illegible text) Bag will be made up with the General (illegible text) to be delivered at Kedgeree immediately on (illegible text) of the Packet at the Month of the Ganges.

Thomas Hyland,
Post-master.

Post-Office, Hongkong,
14th July, 1855.


Notice.

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

Fred. H. Block,
Acting Danish Consul.

Danish Consulate, Hongkong,
2d 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


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.


Notice.

Mr Robert Angus has been appointed agent of the Canton Branch of the Commercial Bank of India.

Edgar Corrie,
Manager

Canton, 7th July, 1855.


Card.


Charles Markwick,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

General Storekeeper,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.


Established 1843.


For Sale.

An Invoice of Hubbock & Son's Patent white zinc paint.

Smith & Brimelow.

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,
Hongkong, 12th July, 1855.


Per P. & O. Steamer "Ganges."

OverlandHams, Cheese, Muscatel Raisins, Maraschino and Curacao.

Smith & Brimelow.

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

Notice.

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

Hanbury & Co.

Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.


Per "Eagle Wing."

300 Dozens London Porter, in Quarts,

Dozens200 LondonDo. PORTERDo. , in Do. Pinta,

30 Dozens Fine Old Port.

5 Hds. Old Jamaica Rum.

Mariell's, Marett's, and Hennesey's Pale Brandy.

Congreve Signal Rockets.

Musket Ball Cartridges,

and a variety of stores.

Smith & Brimelow.

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,
Hongkong, 12th July, 1855.


Just Received.

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

Smith & Brimelow.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.


Now Landing,
ex "Cairngorm."

A Well-assorted Invoice of oilman's stores, from Copland, Barnes & Co., consisting of,—Jams and Jellies, Orange Marmalade, Tart-fruits, Maccaroni, Vermicelli, Lea & Perria's Worcester Sauce, Tomato and other Sauces, Fresh Salmon, Cayenne Pepper, French Olives and Capers, Mixed Biscuits, York Hams and Loaf Cheese, Limejuice, &c.

Smith & Brimelow.

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,
Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.


Ex "Challenger."

The undersigned have just landed from the Challenger, and for Sale,—

Superior old pale sherry in Hhds. and Qr.-casks.

Superior old pale sherry in bottle.

Old Fruity port in bottle.

Curacoa and maraschino.

500 Dozens of Allsopp's Pale Ale, bottled by Friend.

Also,

A large assortment of navy canvas, paints, paint oil, and turpentine.

Smith & Brimelow.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.


Just Received.

200 Baskets of Fresh seltzer water.

Also,

Superior hock, claret, & champagne.

Smith & Brimelow.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.


For Sale.

Bass's pale creaming ale, bottled in Hongkong, and in excellent order.

Smith & Brimelow.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.


To Let.

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

D. Lapraik.

Hongkong, 21st July, 1855.


Public Auction.

The undersigned have received instructions to sell by Public Auction, on Tuesday, the 17th instant, at 11 o'clock A.M., at the Godowns of Messrs Fletcher & Co., for the benefit of the concerned,—

23 Bales of shirtings and T-cloths, and

4 Balesdo. cotton yarn,

damaged by Sea Water.

Terms of Sale.—Cash before delivery, in Mexcan Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

Lane, Crawford & Co.,
Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 12th July, 1855.


Public Auction.

The undersigned have received instructions to sell by Public Auction, on Tuesday, the 17th July, 1855, at their Sale Rooms, Queen's Road, at 11 o'clock A.M., for account of the concerned,—

HG, 17 Bags betel nut,

156 Bundles of rattans,

more or less damaged.

Also,

10 Barrels flour.

10 BarrelsDo. beef.

10 BarrelsDo. pork.

60 Muskets.

And,

3 Half-barrels shad.

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

De Silver & Co.,
Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 12th July, 1855.


Public Auction of Landed Property.

Lane, Crawford & Co. have received instructions to sell by Public Auctions, (illegible text) Ground, on Monday, the 20th August (illegible text) Noon,—the whole of

Marine Lot No. 58,

situate in Victoria West, with the building thereon, known as Pybus's Godowns.

This Eligible Property possesses a Sea Frontage (illegible text) 230 Feet, and presents facilities for adding (illegible text) largely to its value by reclaiming from the Sea.

The Queen's Road Frontage extends 260 (illegible text) from East to West, and from the nature of its (illegible text)tion, near the Centre of a populous part of the (illegible text) forms an admirable site for a range of Chinese (illegible text) and Dwelling Houses.

The present Depth on the West Boundary is (illegible text) Feet, and the East 72 Feet,—both capable, at a (illegible text) small outlay, of being increased from 40 to (illegible text) Feet.

The whole Lot contains an Area of (illegible text) Square Feet, and is leased from the Government (illegible text) 75 Years at a yearly Ground-rent of £183(illegible text) No other incumbrances.

For further particulars, apply to the Auction(illegible text)

Terms of Sale.—Cash before delivery, in Mexcan Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7. The purchaser to pay the Government from the 25the June last, and the (illegible text) Transfer. One-third of the Purchase Money (illegible text) paid on the full of the Hammer, and the (illegible text) the completion of the Transfer.

Hongkong, 12th July, 1855.


Notice.

We have established Mr William Haymond Foster, Jr., in Hongkong, an Agent for our Houses in Canton, Shanghai, and Foochow; and all Business to his address comes (illegible text) our control and guarantee.

Russell & Co.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.


Notice.

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

Hongkong, 29th June, 1855.



Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong. Price, 6$ per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty Cents.

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

This work made by an officer of the Hong Kong Government is in the public domain in Hong Kong, because:

  • 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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