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1883年章芳琳鸦片走私案

1883年章芳琳鸦片走私案

文:王明光

  1883年2月26日,《海峡时报》报道了一宗鸦片走私巨案,涉案的四名陈姓人士被驱逐出境。
  其中一名陈姓人士是Tan Moh Yong,在1877-1879年的新加坡鸦片承包局名单中有他的名字,他与刘孝钦(Low How Kim)、林荣美(Lim Eng Bee)同为该承包局的助理兼书记;承包商则是大家熟悉的人物,章芳琳(Cheang Hong Lim)、陈成保(Tan Seng Poh)、陈旭年(Tan Yeok Nee)。
  另一名陈姓人士是义兴头目Tan Ah Choh,政府刻意在陈旭年主办的宴会上将他逮捕,敲山震虎的用意非常明显。
  章芳琳受到的打击最大,他被取消了太平局绅(Justices of the Peace)的资格。


  1887年7月6日,《海峡时报》公布了章芳琳与陈恭锡(Tan Keong Saik)被总督委任为太平局绅的消息;用了四年多的努力,章芳琳总算为自己洗刷了耻辱。

  〖相关资料〗

  (1)
  Straits Times Weekly Issue, 26 February 1883, Page 1
  The Executive Council had held one or two sittings during the week, and it is reported that two or three influential Chinese residents were warned against persisting in the opium smuggling conspiracy of which they were suspected. The name of Mr. Cheang Hong Lim has been removed from the roll of Justices of the Peace. The Order in Council for the banishment of the four Chinese mentioned in our last summary has been published in the Gazette, their names being, Tan Moh Yong, Tan Eng Cheng, Tan Ah Choh, and Tan Hok Seng.


  (2)
  Straits Times Weekly Issue, 26 February 1883, Page 3
  the Governor in Council, after making such enquiry as may to him be sufficient, may issue an order banishing such person from the Colony. The necessary information having been given, an order of banishment was issued against Tan Moh Yong, Tan Eng Cheng, Tan Ah Cho, and Tan Hok Seng, and warrants were issued for their arrest.
  It is said the first, Tan Moh Yong, proceeded to China by the Ocean Co's steamer on Saturday; Tan Eng Cheng, the Manager of the Gambier and Pepper Society, and Tan Ah Cho, the head of the Ghi Hin Society, were arrested on Saturday evening, when enjoying the hospitality of Mr. Tan Yeok Nee at his place at Tanglin; they were both lodged in the Civil Prison to await the carrying into effect of the order, which, by the terms of the Ordinance, cannot be done until seven day after arrest.
  Tan Hok Seng is still at large, and is believed to be still in the Island. We understand the principal offence with which these men were charged was being largely concerned in Opium smuggling, in which it is believed the leading men of the Seh Tan, a large and influential section of the Chinese, are combined.


  (3)
  Straits Times Weekly Issue, 12 March 1883, Page 11
  Magistrate's Court
  The relation between the Opium Farmer and the those suspected of working against him are very strained, and business is affected in consequence.
  At a meeting of the Executive held on Thursday the opium question was seriously discussed, Chinese circles that Mr. Hong LIM was deprived of his J. P. honor, and cautioned in a manner that amounted to a threat on continuing an objectionable line of conduct, of which he was reasonably suspected against the present Opium Farmer.……
  on the other hand a secret meeting was held at Mr. Hong Lim's place on Thursday night and some important business transacted. We have some intelligence as to the deliberations and their result; but it would be imprudent to publish the same at the present time.……


  (4)
  Straits Times Weekly Issue, 28 June 1883, Page 14
  Legislative Council.
  Tuesday, 19th June, 1883.
  A despatch from the Secretary of State, No. 126, of the 15th May, 1883, which acknowledges despatch No. 142, of the 6th April last, reporting the formal submission of Cheang Hong Lim and the final collapse of all opposition to the Government in connection with the Opium conspiracy.


  (5)
  Straits Times Weekly Issue, 6 July 1887, Page 2
  We are much pleased to learn that H. E. the Governor has appointed two of the leading Chinese residents of Singapore, Messrs. Chiang Hong Lim and Tan Keong Saik to be Justices of the Peace for the Straits Settlements.
  Mr. Hong Lim was formerly a Justice of the Peace but on account of the part he is alleged to have taken in the Opium conspiracy he was deprived of the honor and the present appointment is nothing more than a reinstatement. He has always been known for his philanthropic ideas.
  Mr. Keong Saik is a British born subject of Malacca and, although a Chinese, has liberal views and is a good English scholar having been educated in the Christian Brothers' School at Penang.


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发表于 2015-12-4 13:38  资料 文集 短消息 
当年还有如此惊心动魄的事?所谓洗刷耻辱,是不是暗示这是冤案呢?
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