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Straits Times Overland Journal, 8 February 1877

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For Despatch pkr P. O. Stkameu Kirn..." The Straits Times OVEBLAND JOURNAL. VOL. XVI II. -NO. 801. SINGAPORE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1877. Prick 80 Cents

Domestic Occurrences.

BIRTH. [ARTICLE]

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BIRTH. On Saturday 3rd instant at Acaciahill, the wife of Mr H. Fischer of a Son.

DEATHS. [ARTICLE]

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DEATHS. At the Treasury, Kota, Larut, on Friday the *__t>th January, of bilious fever and '•ongestion of the brain, Ellen Rosk, the beloved wife of Mr. E. M. Marples, Treasurer of Perak. On Wednesday, 31st January, Selina Louise, the beloved wife of Dr. A. F. Anderson.

THE STRAITS TIMES THURSDAY FEB. 8, 1877.

LATEST MARKET QUOTATIONS. [ARTICLE]

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LATEST MARKET QUOTATIONS. Singapore. February Bth, 1877. Gambier ..46. Black Pepper 7.86. White Pepper V 3.20. Sago Flour, Sarawak J. 87._. Pearl Sago 3.30 Coffee, Bon tyne _.U. Tin 19.50. 4,05. Mule twist 103. 8i lbs. Shirtings 1.75. 7 do do 1.45 t> do T. Cloth 1.28. 7 do do

Fortnights Summary. [ARTICLE]

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Fortnights Summary. O* it last Overland issue was dated the 2.) th January. On the morning of the 31st January the M. M. steamer Tigre arrived with the home mails of the 29th December, and yesterday ftboat noon the P. O. steamer Trar.aucore landed the home mails of the sth

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A-tCHIBALn JAMES SPOTTISWOODE. DECEASED. Pursuant to Indian Trustees and Mortgagee's Powers Act, IR»'«', Notice is hereby giveu that all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands npon the estate or effects of Aicchib\i_d James SPOTTISWOODK late of Singapore, Merchant deceased (who died on 29th November 1^74, and whose

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$assengnu The following passengers have arrived, left, or passed through the. port, during the fortnight. Per steamer Galley of Lome, from London, un the 24th January For Singapore. Mr. Fred. Gordon Penney. Per steamer Pyah Pekket, from Pinang, on the 28th January Passengers. Mr. T. S. Thorn on, Lieut. Moreton,

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Per E. A. steamer Somerset, from Sydney, on the 49tl_ January: Pas*ena rs.— Mr. and Mrs. Mark, 2 children ani naife, Messrs. Biddoes, J. Gil•»ert, J. S. Burlin{h»in,C. Collier, J. Pobertson, J. Mathiesou, Monsieur Simon. Dr. Wickste.id, Miss R )bertson, Miss J. Carfae, Mrs. Bowden, and 300 Chinese steerage. Per

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Penang. Mr. Erb, Mr. KcKerrow, Hon'ble W. Adamson and Mr. Dare. For Jloio/kong.m—Fr nn I'rindisi Mr. Dean. From Bombay, Mr. and Mrs. Drummond. For Shanghai.— from Suez: Mr. Baldwin. From Calcutta. Mr. Retd,A Mr. Leich. From Melbourne, Mr. Jas Brown. Per P. and O. steamer Khiva, today Fm- Pinang. From

OUR LOCAL AFFAIRS. [ARTICLE]

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OUR LOCAL AFFAIRS. Ai stated intervals the Muilcipal (.'ommissioners publish reports as to what they have done or propose* doing m the way of their duty, and tkough the majority of those who read these reports arc not treated to anything very fresh m the way of news, still it

COMMERCIAL LAW IN HONGKONG. [ARTICLE]

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COMMERCIAL LAW IN HONGKONG. Two interesting and important mercantile decisions were given this month m the Supreme Court of Hongkong, on the Summary Side, one affecting a banking question and the other ship commissions. Tn the first case, Messrs. J. R. Lembke Co. sued the Oriental Bank for £775 15s.

THE DELHI DURBAR. [ARTICLE]

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THE DELHI DURBAR. The Indian papers are filled with accounts of the Delhi fumasha on the proclamation of the Queen on New Year's Day as Empress of India. With the exception of one or two Calcutta and Madras papers, the view taken of the proceedings by the English portion of

SUPREME COURT. [ARTICLE]

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SUPREME COURT. Before Mr. Justice Ford and a common jui A case which was commenced on Wednesday and terminated yesterday has excited considerable atteution, as the question of legal retainers arose incidentally during its progress and was commented on by the Acting Chief Justice m his summing up. We give

THE RIOT REPORTS. [ARTICLE]

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THE RIOT REPORTS. The reports by Mr. Pickering and Mr. Maxwell throw considerable light upon the origin and character of the post-office riot on the 15 th December last. It is perfectly clear from these reports that the riot was not a Secret Society affair, properly speaking, that the instigators

THE RIOT REPORTS II [ARTICLE]

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THE RIOT REPORTS II Mr. Picker ix<; concludes his instructive and valuable report upon the PostOffice riot of the 15th December last with the following noteworthy paragraph "It is a question if it would n«>t have been better to have given a lon<rer notice of the new arrangements to the

A REVIEW. [ARTICLE]

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A REVIEW. At last the public are informed of the hanging of three of those accused of complicity m the death of the late resident at Perak. The Rajah Lela, Pandak Indut, and Datu Sagor were executed on Saturday the 20th instant, the others of the guilty accused who were

LOCAL AFFAIRS. [ARTICLE]

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LOCAL AFFAIRS. Now that Mr. Birch's murder has been amply, if slowly, avenged, and that Native States affairs arc, or are supposed to be managed m accordance with the nebulous w ishes of the Colonial Office, it is to be sincerely hoped that our own little local affairs will have

SIR WILLIAM JERVOIS. [ARTICLE]

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SIR WILLIAM JERVOIS. From the vague reference to the subject by the Queensland and Sydney papers we had some doubts m noting the news on W 7 ednesday whether H. E. Sir W. Jervios was the Officer whom the Australians wish the Secretary of State to depute to report upon

THE RULER OF PERAK. [ARTICLE]

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THE RULER OF PERAK. The protracted silence of the Home Government with regard to the dispo- j sal of Sultan Abdullah, Ex-Sultan j Ismail and their followers is becomin-** a matter of very serious importance, I and is not likely to lead to good results i for Perak. There is

CHINA NEWS. [ARTICLE]

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CHINA NEWS. Thk following jottings of news are extracted from our China Exchanges received yesterday by the Meikouy. Among tin- pasteup. >rs by the M kong ig Mr. Walter Henry MedhuiM H. B. M.'s Consul io Shanghai who was the first Englishman to land with Sir George Balfour on the

POSTAL MATTERS. [ARTICLE]

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POSTAL MATTERS. Ceylon ii to be admitted t<» the benefits of the Postal Union OQ the Ist April next, and the question naturally arises why the Straits Settlements should not be admitted as well. 'Ibis is another of the subjects under consideration and referred to the Secretary of State, and

OUR ANNIVERSARY [ARTICLE]

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OUR ANNIVERSARY To- DAT is the fifty-eighth anni- crsary of the foundation of a British Settlement m this island of Singapore. Fifty-nine years ago Sir Stamford Raffles hoisted the British Flag on what is now called Fort Canning to wave over territory which was then limited on the west by

THE AMATEUR DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE. [ARTICLE]

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THE AMATEUR DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE. Tn.: Telegraph Dramatic Club gave a performance last night, at the Town Hall, and though the acting was not quite up to the standard of the Amateur Corps which performed some months ago, it was on the whole good, and it certainly reflected credit upon the

JAVA ITEMS. [ARTICLE]

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JAVA ITEMS. Translated for the Straits Times. J It is requested of our eouteiui>oraries tbat m reproducing lhese traunlutious tln-ir ori^iunl appearance m tlie mrmtia 1u,,.-*, may be acknowledged The follawing items of news are translated from the Java papers to the *27th ultimo A correspondent writes to ns as

MANILA ITEMS. [ARTICLE]

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MANILA ITEMS. (Translated for the Straits Times.) (It is requested of our contemporaries that iv repro 'lacing these translation:, their orithual appearance iv the Strait* fiaMt, may he acknowledged). The following items of intelligence are translated from Manila papers to the 15th instant (Jan.) 44 Petroleum. Petroleum, an article which

SYDNEY. [ARTICLE]

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SYDNEY. Poossnbsr, 27th I*^7o. (From our own Correspondent.) Ere you get this letter the year will have passed away with all its individual and national sins and sorrows. How many human hearts which were alive and beating at the beginning of it, will hate ceased to throb at its closr.

Correspondence.

THK LATE TRIAL. [ARTICLE]

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THK LATE TRIAL. To the Editor of the Daily Times. Sin,- -Without saying that the view taken by the Judge and Jury m the late defamation case ores wrong, yet I think the summing up was more fitted to have come from the Bar than the Bench. The Acting Chief

A SUGGESTION. [ARTICLE]

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A SUGGESTION. To the Editor of the Daily Times. Sir, Some time ago I called attention m your columns to the disgraceful scenes which an- presented to the public view by the large number of leprous Chinese being allowed to go at large on Sundays and begging for charity, and

THE ACCUSED SULTAN. [ARTICLE]

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THE ACCUSED SULTAN. To the Editor of the Daily Times. Sis, With reference to the leading article m yesterday's paper, on the policy of Government with respect to the Malay States, whilst thoroughly agreeing with you m your censure on the unaccountable reticence of the local authorities, allow me to

THE LEPER PATIENTS. [ARTICLE]

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THE LEPER PATIENTS. Po the Editor of the Daily Times. Sir, Would your correspondent Leprosy," if visited by that disease, proceed at once and spontaneously to' the Leper Hospital, and demand to be incarcerated there Would he, if a Leper, consider himself a disgraceful scene I am, Sir, Your obedient

THE LATE TRIAL. [ARTICLE]

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THE LATE TRIAL. To the Editor of the Daily Times. SiR, 1 am of opinion your correspondent "A juror," whose letter appeared m •our paper of yesterday, is quite wrong m onclusiotii as t<> what the conduct of a Judge presiding al a irtai should oe. it is the duty

THE SULTAN OF QUEDAH. [ARTICLE]

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THE SULTAN OF QUEDAH. To the Editor of the Daily Times. Sir, I do not know upon what authority the Pinang Gazette founds the rumour that the object of the late visit of His Excellency the Governor to Quedah was to induce the Sultan to-act as one of the assessors

SEIZURE OF THE STEAMER "SULTANA." [ARTICLE]

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SEIZURE OF THE STEAMER "SULTANA." To the Editor of the Daily Times. Sir, Some time ago some of the Labuan Traders, who were m the habit of advancing large sums of money to the Sooloo people, chartered the steamer Sultana from the Sultan of Brunei for the purpose of going

COMMERCIAL SECURITIES. [ARTICLE]

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COMMERCIAL SECURITIES. To the Editor of the Daily Times. Sin,— May I ask you to insert the lof- lowing statement m to-day's issue of your paper During the month of Decern her I S 7 > I sold to one named Laurent, goods to the amount of $403.78 giving three

News of the fortnight

THURSDAY, 25th JANUARY. [ARTICLE]

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THURSDAY, 25th JANUARY. The Messageries Maritimes Company's steam ship Tigre, with the London mails of the 29th ultimo, hay ing left Galle at noon yesterday may be expected to arrive here on Tuesday morning, the 30th Instant. An important case of defamation of character, m which Mr. Sheriff, the head

FRIDAY, 26th JANUARY. [ARTICLE]

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FRIDAY, 26th JANUARY. The sea serpent has turned up now otf the eoa_st of Dorsetshire. On the lUh of last month, a vessel with low stumpy jury masts was reported to bave been seen from the Bill of Portland. The vessel appeared to be broken backed with stem and stern

SATURDAY, 27th JANUARY. REVIEWS. [ARTICLE]

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SATURDAY, 27th JANUARY. REVIEWS. Directory for China, Japan and the Philippines for 1877.* This carefully arranged and neatly bound Directory, containing the nftiues. alphabetically arranged, and JKupations of all the foreign Residents m China, Japan, the Philippines and Singapore, the various agents and the names of the firms which they

JAVA.* [ARTICLE]

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JAVA.* "Chronicle and Directory for China, Japan and the Philippines for the year 1877." Hongkong, Daily Press Office. This is a pleasantly written, chatty, little pamphlet of only 19 pages, but it embraces a considerable amount of information upon subjects which would be of material interest to any one proposing

MONDAY, 29th JANUARY. [ARTICLE]

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MONDAY, 29th JANUARY. The Burmah Steam-ship Co's steamer Pyah Pekhet, Captain Joyce, from Pinang, with dates to the 2o rd instant, via Perak, Klang, Salangore, Lingy aud Malacca, anchored m the roads yesterday morning. The French war steam transport, La Creuse, from Saigon, with dates to the 25th instant, arrived

TUESDAY, 30th JANUARY. [ARTICLE]

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TUESDAY, 30th JANUARY. His Excellency the Governor returned from Laroot this afternoon by the Colonial steamer Pluto. m 0

WEDNESDAY, 31st JANUARY. [ARTICLE]

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WEDNESDAY, 31st JANUARY. Tuk M. M. Cos steamer Emirne, Captain Piehat, from Batavia with dates to the 28th instant, anchored m the roads last night, and proceeded alongside the Borneo Cos wharf this morning, with the Dutch mails for Europe. H. Ms. steamer Magpie Commander Anson, returned to this port

SUPREME COURT. [ARTICLE]

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SUPREME COURT. Criminal Assizes. Since the last case of the Queeu vs. Bagbuth Pareeda, which has now acquired a kind of local notoriety, the following prisoners were tried The Queen v*. Shaik Ally. Charges Theft m a human dwelling Secondly, tbeft. The Jury did not consider that the prosecution made

THURSDAY, 1st FEBRUARY. [ARTICLE]

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THURSDAY, 1st FEBRUARY. Tub Jam-e-Jamshed of Bombay is joyful over the fact that a Parsee lite convict of Singapore, traaeported fer murder m 1844, has obtained his release under the Durbar amnesty. Tut: Madras Ttwk > that the Board of Revenue have estimated the cost of the requirements for relief

FRIDAY, 2nd FEBRUARY. [ARTICLE]

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FRIDAY, 2nd FEBRUARY. We have much pleasure m beiug able to state from information received by Messrs. Syme Co., that the steamer Panay, (about whose safety so much anxiety has been felt both here and at Manila,) has safely arrived at the latter port. His Imperial German Ma jest s

SATURDAY, 3rd FEBRUARY. [ARTICLE]

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SATURDAY, 3rd FE B RUARY. We would suggest that the £ood old custom of observing the anniversary of the founding of this Settlement as a general holiday should not be omitted this year. Tuesday next is the day, and although uo intimation that it will be kept as a holiday

MONDAY, 5th FEBRUARY. [ARTICLE]

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MONDAY, 5th FEBRUARY. Tut U. S. steam frigate Tennessee, Captain Young, bearing the flag of Rear Admiral William Reynolds, Com-mander-in-chief of tbe American Squadron m China and Japan, anchored m the roads yesterday from Bangkok, which port she left on the 31st ultimo, and exchanged tbe complimentary salute with Fort

WEDNESDAY, 7th FEBRUARY. [ARTICLE]

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WEDNESDAY, 7th FEBRUARY. The P. O. Co's steamer Khiva, Captain George Lee, from Shanghai 2Gth ultimo and Hongkong Ist instant, arrived alongside the Co's wharf this morning and will leave for Pinang, Galle and Bombay to-morrow at 4> p. m., the mails by her closing at the General Post Office

CRICKET. [ARTICLE]

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CRICKET. Ihl following are the scores of two matches played on the Esplanade on Monday and Tuesday last ROYAI ARTILLERY A.VI) 2STH ENT. vs. QllKlM EI. M. S. Himai ...y\." Played on Monday the sth bit The former won by 11 runs. H. M. S. HIMALAYA." Mr. R. C. Hodder

H. M. Troopship " Himalaya" vs. s. c. c. [ARTICLE]

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H. M. Troopship Him alaya" vs. s. c. c. Flayed on Tuesday, the 6tfa in>t.. and left unfinished. 's. c c Mr. A. P. Talbot b Nicholson l H. C. Sa-aKf a I_aw b Saunders D. Moore c Hodder l> Saunders f A. Swettenham b Sm_____Ml C< W. Leech Law

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\kssi;i_s i»assi:_» wjkk. Date. Flag. Ship's Name. OapUin. From. 10. Jan. 13 British Francesca Tonetto Newport Singapore 20 do 'Palestine Grigg Singapore London 21 do jCraig Ewan Birnie Amoy New York 2.' German JOtto Tochtman Manila do J.; 1 It:»'_an JAquila 'Gioufeuo Cardiff -.pore ...British (Wave l>'*gge Bushire Bataviu ...j

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SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE -S* arriftalsf— Contorted British steamer Ferntower, 700 tons, Von Bargen. Sourabaya i 29th Jan. H. M. steamer Himalaya, %453 tons, White Penang 3lst Jan. Dutch steamer Ophir, 144 tons, Cramer, Deli 29th Jan. Saturday, 3rd February. H. N. M. steamer Banda. tons, Quispel, Batavia 29th Jan. 23eparture$* Thursday.