Another meeting was held in the Kwong Yan College at Canton, where nine scholars of different Colleges were elected as representatives to present a petition to the Pun Yu magistrate praying that the Honam Theatre should be closed. The matter is still pending.
Canton, 7th August – The Honam theatre has been sealed up by the Panya magistrate as the payment of rent is overdue.
Canton, 5th September – The lease of the Honam theatre has been granted to the Ching Ping Company for a term of three years.
Canton, 16th October – On the evening of the 14th instant, a disturbance took place in the Honam Theatre with serious results, doors and windows being smashed and melee threatened to burn down the building.
Bidding for the Honam Theatre is fast and furious. One man has offered $10,000 and sums of $11,500, $13,000, $14,300 and $14,400 have been offered. The Poon Yue Magistrate ordered the matter to be settled on Saturday.
Canton, August 7 – The Pun U magistrate has closed the Honam Theatre because the lessee is arrears with his rate and taxes.
Canton, September 12 – Wong Siu Cheung, lessee of the Honam Theatre, owes the Government Tls. 1,300, being arrears of revenue payable last month, besides a sum of Tls. 130 for police rates.