Moritz STERNBERG [????-????]
1894, May. GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.— No. 197.
A special sessions of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace will be held in the Justices’ room, at the Magistracy, at eleven o’clock in the forenoon of Monday, the Fourth day of June, A.D. 1894, for the purpose of considering an application from one K. J. Shellim for the transfer of his Publican’s licence to sell and retail intoxicating liquors on the premises situate at house No. 1, Jubilee Street, under the sign of 'The Colonial Hotel to one Moritz Sternberg.
H. E. Wodehouse,
Magistracy, Hongkong, 18th May, 1894.
1896: He appears in the Jurors List:
|c||Sternberg||Moritz||Proprietor||Colonial Hotel||Jubilee Street|
I think he was also the owner of "M. Sternberg", the postcard publisher.
1897, November. GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION—No, 523.
A Special Session of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace will be held in the Justices’ Room, at the Magistracy, on Tuesday, the 7th day of December, A.D. 1897, at 12 o’clock noon, for the purpose, of considering an application from one M. Sternberg, for the transfer of his Publican’s licence to sell and retail intoxicating liquors on the premises situate at No. 1, Jubilee Street, under the sign of The Colonial Hotel, to one J. H. Donnenberg.
H. E., WODEHOUSE,
Magistracy, Hongkong, 26th November, 1897.
1898. Report on the Commission of Alcoholic Liquors. Sternberg is described as having "bad character" in Appendix 3: LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR SPIRIT LICENCES FOR THE YEAR COMMENCING 1st DECEMBER, 1897, AND ENDING 30th NOVEMBER, 1898.
|No.||Name of Applicant.||Whether before Licensed||Description of Licence||Sign of House.||Situation of House.||Names and Additions of Proposed Sureties.||Previous History in each Case.||Remarks in each Case.||Report of Captain Superintendent of Police||Minutes made at the Session of Justices|
|7||M. Sternberg||Yes||Publican's Licence||The Colonial Hotel||No. 1, Jubilee Street||1. Carlowitz & Co.
2. Lam Wing.
|Has held a licence for about 2 years||I. Proprietor fined $50 on 27.7.97 for allowing disorderly conduct on his premises.
II. Applicant’s character is bad.
I object on the ground of the bad character of applicant. F. H. May,
1901. A sad entry - a gravestone in the Hong Kong Jewish Cemetery records the death of his one-year-old son Jacob: "The dearly & fondly beloved son of Lizzie & Moritz Sternberg. Born in Hong Kong October 30th 1899, Died February 14th 1901."
1907, November. Notice No.790 lists applications under the Liquor Licences Ordinance, including:
1. From Rebecca Pfeifer for the transfer to her from one M. Sternberg of the publican’s licence to sell by retail intoxicating liquors on premises numbered 318 and 320, Queen’s Road Central, under the sign of “The International Hotel”.
1909. The 1909 Directory & Chronicle mentions him:
International Hotel, 318 & 320 Queen's Road Central
Moritz Sternberg, licensee
I searched for Sternberg at HKGRO (five results, four of which are related to M. Sternberg and licenses for serving alcohol), the online newspapers at the HK Public Library's MMIS (several results, but none were about this man) and Gwulo.