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men who yesterday reached London, snatched, by the skin of their teeth, from a horrible death, and from a far more horrible struggle for life, are an appalling contrast to the vigorous and hopeful community, not less in number than many an English village, which sailed from Greenwich last September. It is well that they lived to tell the tale, at whatever cost, physical or moral; for unless the public mind is callous, and shipowners and captains reckless to the point of barbarity, it should be rendered impossible for any future crew of sailors or passengers to be exposed to a similar fate. The whole story indeed, though perfectly consistent, is in most respects so astonishing that we can hardly doubt there are some circumstances, as yet unrevealed, which would partly account for it. The hope may still be cherished that more suurvivors will be found. It must be a faint one, for though we are now assured that another boat got away from the wreck under the charge of the first officer, we also know that she was only so far better provided than the other, that she had two oars and a rudder, instead of only an oar and a half.


One hour and a half allowed.

1. State the duties of an Examining Officer on the first arrival of a vessel from foreign.

2. What course would you adopt if the vessel had yellow fever or cholera on board?

3. How would you rummage a steam vessel from Rotterdam with general cargo, and a sailing vessel from the Baltic with grain in bulk ?

4. Would you be justified under any circumstances in leav ing out stores at the first rummage of a vessel, and what would you do with the surplus stores ?

5. What course would you pursue under the following circumstances?

If you found on board a vessel, packages addressed to the Royal Family, or to official personages,

If the vessel had passengers on board,

If you found a concealment of 20 pounds of tobacco in the master's cabin, which was owned to by him.

6. If, when you visited a vessel upon which Out-Door Officers had been boarded, your hail was not answered, how would you proceed?

7. Would you clear part of the hold of a vessel before all her inward cargo was discharged, and allow the outward cargo to be taken on board?

8. In 11 bottles of Geneva, each measuring 4 gills, 17 u. p., what quantity would there be for duty, and how would you describe it?

9. Are there any restrictions upon the importation of wine, spirits, cordials, and tobacco; if so, state them?

10. What goods, if any, can be landed before report or atry?

11. If you had free entries for five casks of naphtha, four cases of silk manufactures, two cases of eggs, and one case of cutlery, describe the nature and extent of the examination you would make of each description of goods?

12. How would you ascertain the quantity for duty in a cask of wine and a cask of brandy?

The following questions were given at the last Examination for the office of Gauger.


Forty-five minutes allowed.

1. How many cubic feet of brickwork are there in a wall, measuring 427 feet 6 inches long, 13 feet 4 inches high, and 1 foot 2 inches wide?

2. If the cost of 1,737 gallons Geneva 11 u. p. in bond were 3s 9d per gallon, at what price per gallon duty paid must it be sold to pay the importer a profit of 12 per cent., the duty being calculated at 10s 5d per gallon?

3. If 2,432 gallons of wine costing 4s 7d per gallon were blended with 4,976 gallons of wine worth 1s 5d per gallon, both liable to the duty of 2s 6d per gallon, what would be the cost per dozen reputed quarts, duty paid, including 2s 2d a dozen for the expense of bottling?

4. If 273 chests Assam tea, weighing 93 lbs. each, and worth in bond 1s 5d per lb., were bulked with 562 chests of China tea, each weighing 97 lbs., and worth 9d per lb. in bond, what would be the average cost per lb. in bond; and what would be the cost of the whole duty paid, after deducting a discount of 2 per cent.

5. From £4,176,295, 13s 7d subtract £3,795,148, 16s 10d, and shew the interest upon the balance at 31 per cent. for 15 months.

6. Multiply 9715 by 43%.

The working of each question to be shown with the answer.


One hour and a half allowed.

Write a paper of not less than forty lines on any one of the following subjects:

1. Whether an excess of exports over imports, or of imports over exports (commonly described as "the balance of trade"), is most indicative of the prosperity of a nation?

2. On the reasons for and against retaining our colonies. 3. On the relative advantages of the Civil Service, and of commercial pursuits as a means of livelihood.


To be answered on separate paper.

1. Name the Gauging instruments, state how they are used, and give the values of the dimensions taken by each of them.

2. Describe the casks in which wines and spirits are usually imported, and state what are the allowances generally made upon the length of each.

3. If sent to gauge wines or spirits in casks, how would you proceed to ascertain the contents of each cask?

4. Describe a vatting or blending, and a bottling operation respectively, and state the regulations applicable to each.

5. Can spirits be reduced with water in bond, and bottled for home consumption?

6. What are the regulations under which wine may be fortified in bond?

7. Is there any limit to the size of the bottles which may be used for bottling wines and spirits in bond for exportation? 8. What are the restrictions upon the importation of spirits?

9. In regauging casks of spirits removed under bond, what would you consider to constitute an excessive deficiency?

10. Are Hambro' spirits usually imported in well made casks, and how would you ascertain the strength of the spirits contained in them?

11. What fractions of a gallon are used in charging the duties upon wines and spirits respectively?

12. How would you return for duty the following articles :Fruit preserved in brandy, absinthe, Geneva, eau de Cologne, cuaçoa, naptha, not crude, chloral hydrate, and iodide of ethyĺ?

13. Describe the difference between methylic alcohol and ethylic alcohol.

14. Are samples of perfumed spirits allowed to be taken without payment of duty?

15. What renders spirits liable to duty as mixed spirits? 16. How would you ascertain the duty upon champagne, sherry, and Sauterne, imported in bottles?

17. Is wine bottled in bond admissible for home consumption, and is the merchant entitled to a sample of it free of duty?

18. Show by the pen what is the quantity for duty in casks of spirits of the following dimensions and strengths:

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19. State the quantities for duty in the following cases of brandy, and return it under its proper denomination :

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20. In a cask of 111 gallons content, the bung dimensions being 29.8, and the wet 14.9, show by the pen the ullage.







SECRETARY.--John B. Hale.


COMMITTEE CLERKS.-Joah F. Bates, Robert Bates, William D. Chester.

PRINCIPAL CLERKS.-Frederick G. Walpole, Edmund Goodwyn, Richard H. B. Castle, James S. Renwick.

CLERKS.-First Class-G. Hassell Armstrong, Richard C. Hallowes, Henry Coxwell, Richard T. Prowse, Frederick W. Chaplin, Johu Courroux.

Second Class-Tom B. Bishop, Howard Payn, John Gatley, Samuel B. Flaxman, Robert Robson, Frederick H. Deverell, Alfred H. Courroux, Alfred L. Hardy.

Extra Clerks-P. White, H. Onslow.

Writer-J. W. Brabner.

MESSENGERS.-BOARD ROOM-Head Messenger-W. Palmer. Messengers-W. Wild, J. Higgs, G. W. Castle, W. Crouch, E. S. Thompson, H. Burch. Petition Office-R. Hodge. Post Office-T. B. Hill. Board Room Door Keepers-E. J. Sabine, T. Kelly.


Solicitor-Felix J. Hamel. Assistant Solicitor-James K.


Chief Clerks-Richard E. Cumberland, John L. Graham. Clerks-Richard Beverley, Charles Daniell, Thomas Wildman. Writers-J. Macklin, A. S. Sellar.

Registrar of Lightermen--Alfred W. Starkey.

P. J. Dignasse.



Surveyors General.-Charles E. Hunt, John H. Lilley.
Clerks-Theophilus Moon, E. P. Bisshopp Smith, James C.


Messengers-H. J. Baker, Joseph Sutterby.


PRINCIPAL CLERKS.-First Section-William Dick, William Johnston, Henry J. Garduer. Second Section-William Pitcairn, Spencer Dally, Edwin Ayris.

CLERKS.-First Class-Charles Peto, Joses Boddy, Robert J. Harwood, Charles H. Maclean, Florence J. Brinsden, Mark Smith, Thomas Smart, Charles Mellish, Thomas A. Blake, Charles Pyke.

Second Class-William H. Cossins, Charles Lemon, William Burton, Frederick Springett, Edmund C. Daniell, John W. Jones, Charles H. Norman, Starr Tidd Wood, Richard Gill, Charles J. Dore, William Hannay, John White, Claudius P. Champ, John M. Bamford, George Martin Tait, John Rees, William Collins, William Knight, James Burton, George Lowe, Daniel Ground, John R. Blackford, William F. Austin, Alfred Brabner.

Extra Clerks-S. J. Cotterell, J. Evans.

Writers E. Redworth, P. H. Atkinson, R. Fowle, J. S. Castle, E. Morgan, A. G. Cardno, C. J. Josland, A. Nason, W. W. Porter, W. T. Belcher, R. K. W. Owen, H. Forth, H. M. Harris, G. Cockerell, W. J. Sutherland, C. King, F. Heyward, C. Higham, C. Goosey, H. G. Pratt, J. S. Burn, 1. A. Harding, F. M. Hayward, T. J. Robinson, R. J. T. Roe, M. H. Truelove.

Messengers-T. Stokes, E. E. Foote, G. A. Smith, G. Kinshott, J. H. Mackney.



PRINCIPAL CLERKS.- First Section-William Masson, Henry Miller. Second Section-Henry Burlton, Alfred T. Cuffley.

CLERKS.--First Class-William Hewitt, John H. Butler, George Metcalfe, Robert Lynch, William Colquhoun, William H. Fenton, Robert H. Woods, George Pridie, John F. Shynn, Charles Waters, Charles W. Mutlow, John B. Seward, Robert Barker, Roderick M'I. Paton, Edward Kelly, James Hoare, Peter Fawcett, Frederick M. Dwight.

Second Class-John C. Dodinan, William F. C. Britton, Charles T. Cobham, Edward Harrison, James G. Lewis, Charles E. Allt, Harry Burton, William H. Spilling, John A. Stebbing, Frederick W. M'Intosh, George Finch, Griffith Griffiths, James Wyeth, James Moxon, Charles B. Pollard, Walter J. Cleave, George M. Gunn, James Purrott, Alfred Greaves, William R. Shadforth, Thomas J. Hirst, Philip J. Le Sueur, John W. Flower, Thomas Quarm, Henry Clapton, Edward K. Larkins, John Chambers, Lauchlan M'Pherson, John Holdaway, John

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