The Hong Kong Government Gazette/Old Series/No 4


No. 4.




Published by Authority.

Victoria, Hongkong; Saturday, October 15, 1853.

Government Notification.

The Contract hitherto in force for the publication of Government Notifications having ceased on the 21st instant,—Notice is hereby given, that the Hong Kong Government Gazette, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. Caine,
Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.


The Ordinary Criminal Sessions of the Supreme Court will be held on Saturday, the 15th instant.

William Hastings Alexander,
Acting Registrar.

In re J. Washburn, deceased.

In re Petro D'Souza, deceased.

In re Deer Mahomed, deceased.

In re Chineah, deceased.

In re Munnoo, deceased.

Notice is hereby given to the Next of Kin, and all other Persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above Parties that may be in their possession, before the Supreme Court, on Saturday, the 22d day of October, 1853; or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court.

By Order of the Court,

William Hastings Alexander,
Acting Registrar.


All Claims against the Estate of the late William Ellis, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1851, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. Jones Gibb,

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853

Public Auction.

By order of Lieut. William Paddes, R.N., Harbour Master of Hongkong.

The undersigned will sell by Public Auction, at his Sale Rooms, Queen's Road, on Tuesday, the 18th October, 1853, at 11 o'clock a.m.

The Estate of the late Saik Musdeen, consisting of 1 Geneva Watch, 2 Silver Chains, 2 Silver Boatswains' Calls, 1 Small Writing Desk, 2 Whole-pieces Red Silk Handkerchiefs, Silk and other Wearing Apparel, 1 Camphor-wood Trunk, and sundry other Articles.

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

Charles Markwick,
Government Auctioneer.

Hongkong, 14th October, 1853

Post-Office Notification.

The next general mails, by the Steamer Pottinger will be closed at 6 o'clock p. m., on Wednesday, the 26th instant; and the customary Supplementary Mail will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Thomas Hyland,

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,
13th October, 1853.

Steam for
Singapore, Penang, Point de Galle, Aden, Suez, Malta, Marseilles, and Southhampton;
Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta.

The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Steam-ship Pottinger, Captain J. R. Stead, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Thursday, the 27th instant, at 2 p. m.

Cargo will be received on board until 5 p. m. on the 25th, specie until Noon on the 26th, and parcels until 2 p. m. on the 26th.

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

Contents, and Value of Packages, are required.

A written declaration of 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,

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 13th October, 1853.

Government Notification.

In consequence of the departure of Mr. Mongan to Europe, on Medical Certificate, His Excellency The Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Mr. R. Rienarcker to perform the duties of Marriage Registrar for the Colony of Hongkong.

By Order,

W. Caine,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th October, 1853.

At the Court at Buckingham Palace.

the 13th day of June, 1853.


The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.

His Royal Highness Prince Albert.

Lord President.
Lord Steward.
Duke of Newcastle.
Duke of Wellington.
Lord Chamberlain.

Earl of Aberdeen.
Earl of Clarendon.
Viscount Palmerston.
Mr. Herbert.
Sir James Graham, Bart.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a report from the Right Honourable the Lords of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, dated the 20th May last past, humbly setting for that the Lords of the Judicial Committee have taken into consideration the practice of the Committee with a view to greater economy, despatch, and efficiency in the appellate jurisdiction of Her Majesty in Council, and that their Lordships have agreed humbly to report to Her Majesty that it is expedient that certain changes should be made in the existing practice in Appeals, and recommending that certain Rules and Regulations therein set forth should henceforth be observed, obeyed, and carried into execution, provided Her Majesty is pleased to approve the same:

Her Majesty, having taken the said Report into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to approve thereof, and of the Rules and Regulations set forth therein, in the words following, videlicet;—

Appellant, when successful, may recover costs of appeal.I. That, any former usage or practice of Her Majesty's Privy Council notwithstanding, an Appellant who shall succeed in obtaining a reversal or material alteration of any judgment, decree, or order appealed from, shall be entitled to recover the costs of the Appeal from the Respondent, except in cases in which the Lords of the Judicial Committee may think fit otherwise to direct.

Transcripts to be sent to Registrar of Privy Council.II. That the Registrar or other proper officer having the custody of the records in any Court of special jurisdiction from which an Appeal is brought to Her Majesty in Council be directed to send by post, with all possible despatch, one certified copy of the transcript record in each cause to the Registrar of Her Majesty's Privy Council, Whitehall; and that all such transcripts be registered in the Privy Council Office, with the date of their arrival, the names of the parties, and the date of the sentence appealed from; and that such transcript be accompanied by a correct and complete index of all the papers, documents, and exhibits in the cause; and that the Registrar of the Court appealed from, or other proper officer of such Court, be directed to omit from such transcript all merely formal documents, provided such omission be stated and certified in the said index of papers; and that especial care be taken not to allow any document to be set forth more than once in such transcript; and that no other certified copies of the record be transmitted to agents in England by or on behalf of the parties in the suit; and that the fees and expenses incurred and paid for the preparation of such transcript be stated and certified upon it by the Registrar or other officer preparing the same.

Transcripts may be printed abroad.III. That when the record of proceedings or evidence in the caused appealed has been printed or partly printed abroad, the Registrar or other proper officer of the Court from which the Appeal is brought shall be bound to send home the same in a printed form, either wholly or so far as the same may have been printed, and that he do certify the same to be correct, on two copies, by signing his name on every printed sheet, and by affixing the seal, if any, of the Court appealed from to these copies, with the sanction of the Court.

And that in all cases in which the parties in Appeals shall think fit to have the proceedings printed abroad, they shall be at liberty to do so, provided they cause fifty copies of the same to be printed in folio, and transmitted, at their expense, to the Registrar of the Privy Council, two of which printed copies shall be certified as above by the officers of the Court appealed from; and in this case no further expense for copying or printing the record will be incurred or allowed in England.

Written transcripts to be printed by Her Majesty's Printer IV. That on the arrival of a written transcript of appeal at the Privy Council Office, Whitehall, the Appellant or the agent of the Appellant prosecuting the same shall be at liberty to call on the Registrar of the Privy Council to cause it, or such part thereof as may be necessary for the hearing of the case, and likewise all such parts thereof as the Respondent or his agent may require, to be printed by Her Majesty's Printer, or by any other printer on the same terms, the Appellant or his agent engaging to pay the cost of preparing a copy for the printer at a rate not exceeding one shilling per brief sheet, and likewise the cost of printing such record or appendix, and that one hundred copies of the same be struck off, whereof thirty copies are to be delivered to the agents on each side, and forty kept for the use of the Judicial Committee; and that no other fees for solicitors' copies of the transcript, or for drawing the joint appendix, be henceforth allowed, the solicitors on both sides being allowed to have access to the original papers at the Council Office, and to extract or caused to be extracted and copied such parts thereof as are necessary for the preparation of the petition of appeal, at the stationer's charge not exceeding one shilling per brief sheet.

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

  • It was created before 1898; or
  • It was first published commercially within 75 years from the end of its creation year, and 50 years have passed since the end of the calendar year of its first commercial publication. In other words, it was created after 1897, and published before 1973.

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

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