YEAR 1887


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Maggie Culbertson of the Chinese Mission Home

1887 Langley San Francisco City Directory
and
Society for Christian Work - Mrs. S. L. Bee (Albert W. Bee)

1887 wine magazine Martinez, CA articles

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13640, 4 January 1887
Chinese "actors" given certificates
Refer to 4198-4202 in the Index to Habeas Corpus Cases for the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco on the HOME page.

National Education Association about educating Chinese
Includes comment about Frederick Bee

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13642, 6 January 1887
Judge Hoffman decided that only Chinese with certificates or testimony of Consul Bee could be landed.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13643, 7 January 1887
Consul Bee was told that female prostitutes could land because they had proper certificates.

Consul Bee made a statement about a procurer of women.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jan 7, 1887. p. 2 (1 page)

Consul Bee commented about a possible treaty.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jan 14, 1887. p. 2 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13651, 15 January 1887
The Restriction Acts effects on Chinese population

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13651, 15 January 1887
Consul Bee and habeas corpus cases

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13667, 31 January 1887
Milton Durham, First Comptroller of the Treasury, was using his office to harass former government officials.
From the Defendant's Brief of United States vs. F. A.Bee, etal, written by Thomas Riordan, "The new Comptroller Mr. Durham who has achieved a national reputation for his disregard of the rights of officials and other persons other than himself again adjusted the accounts and was condescendingly gracious enough to allow the deceased Foster a credit of $85 for errors which the said Foster had made against himself in drawing his drafts."
Milton Durham resigned his post on April 22, 1889.
From Thomas William Herringshaw's,The biographical review of prominent men and women of the day
"The duty of the comptroller of the treasury is to examine and certify accounts. The office is as old as the treasury department, but the divisions in first and second comptrollership date only from 1817. The comptroller literally controls the disbursements of the departments under his supervision, for his signature must always accompany that of the secretary of the treasury."

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13673, 6 February 1887
Wife of Senator Morton was a guest of Consul Bee.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13687, 20 February 1887
Consul Bee convinced ship captain to take 6 sailors back to China.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 57, Number 1, 22 February 1887
Lewis sponsored joint resolution to remove consular duties from Consul Bee.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13689, 22 February 1887
Lewis sponsored joint resolution to remove consular duties from Consul Bee.

Consul Bees figures of certificates did not match the records of the Customs House.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jan 23, 1887. p. 8 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13696, 1 March 1887
Status of Contra Costa County's economy

San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Mar 4, 1887. p. 2 (1 page)
"Board of Trade at Martinez
Martinez, March 3 The Contra Costa Board of Trade organized today with 170 members. President, E. J. Smith; Vice-President, Simon Blum; Treasurer, Bank of Martinez; Secretary, William Acton; Board of Directors M.A. Walton, Henry Hook, D. R. Thomas, N. Jones, David Bush, C.C. Swain, L. L. Robinson, C. H. Lohse, S. J. Bennett, F. A. Bee, George A. Wiley".
And
Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13987, 17 December 1887
Example of Board of Trade activity

Consul Bee commented on Supreme Court decision of Frank Baldwin.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Mar 11, 1887. p. 5 (1 page)
Note: See Mar 27, 1886 entry. The Supreme Court decided the 14th Amendment did not cover Chinese aliens.

Pacific Rural Press, Volume 33, Number 13, 26 March 1887
Article about Annie Bidwell

Board of Trade booklet
1880 Census for John Strentzel in Martinez, California

Colonel Bee was at the pier when Simon Adler Stern departed San Francisco in April, 1887.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13727, 1 April 1887
Pacific Postal Telegraph opened it office in San Francisco,California.

Pacific Rural Press, Volume 33, Number 14, 2 April 1887
Contra Costa Board of Trade

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13736, 10 April 1887
Social activities of Chinese Consulate

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13736, 10 April 1887
Mrs. Bee and Bella Vista Farm in Martinez, California
and
Bella Vista was owned by Le Grand Mead per August 31, 1895 Contra Costa Gazette.Mead property is listed on this map.
and
Le Grande Mead was listed as a farmer, born about 1830 in New York, in the 1888 Great Register for Contra Costa County and
this listing in the 1884 Langley San Francisco City Directory

Murder on the high seas
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 13, 1887. p. 8 (1 page)
NOTE: Consul Bee accompanied District Attorney to a ship in port.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13734, 8 April 1887
An exchange in Idaho demanded gold coins from Chinese miners because of tricks.

Crocker wedding
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 27, 1887. p. 8 (1 page)

April 27, 1887
Jottings of travel in China and Japan, by Simon Adler

May, 1887 Baptist Home Mission Monthly

F M Bee attended German Club party.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 2, 1887. p. 6 (2 pages)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13777, 21 May 1887
Consul Bee presented a petition to railroad to schedule a time to transport workers from Martinez to Port Costa.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13761, 5 May 1887
Chinatown in San Jose burned down.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13778, 22 May 1887
Mrs. E. D. Wheeler visited Mrs. Bee.
Judge E.D.Wheeler was a partner in the firm of Wheeler & DeVoto. Judge Wheeler died in San Francisco on January 15, 1895.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13781, 25 May 1887
Antoine Borel sold property to Catherine M. Bee.
Antoine Borel

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 57, Number 81, 26 May 1887
F A Bee arrived at the Golden Eagle Hotel

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 57, Number 81, 26 May 1887
Hong Di and habeas corpus

Hong Di case
Special Dispatches to the CHRONICLE. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 26, 1887. p. 8 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 57, Number 82, 27 May 1887
An editorial with a negative opinion of Consul Bees work in the Hong Di case

Hong Di in custody
Special Dispatches to the CHRONICLE. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 27, 1887. p. 8 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 57, Number 85, 31 May 1887
An article that questioned whether Consul Bee helped Hong Di to concoct a story about the murder of Mrs. Billiou.

Hong Di article from California History

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 57, Number 86, 1 June 1887
Colonel Bee addressed issue of alleged treaty.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13812, 25 June 1887
Chinese Thanksgiving

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13824, 7 July 1887
New Know-Nothing (American) Party

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 57, Number 118, 8 July 1887
Murder of Chinese miners along Snake River in Idaho Territory

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 57, Number 119, 9 July 1887
Trial of Hong Di

Mrs. Bee went to a lawn party in Oakland, California.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 11, 1887. p. 6 (2 pages)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 57, Number 121, 12 July 1887
Case of Hong Di reviewed.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 57, Number 122, 13 July 1887
Editorial about how Consul Bee and others helped Chinese immigrants to circumvent the law.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 57, Number 123, 14 July 1887
Hong Di lynched by mob.

From the Congressional Record
Read about murders in Snake River, Idaho- part one
Part two

July 14, 1887 Notes from Chinese Legation regarding Snake River
and
Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States

The Snake River Massacre was also known as the Hells Canyon Massacre.

Chinese names for some of the victims of massacre

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13837, 20 July 1887
Chinese attacked in Ashland, Oregon.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 57, Number 129, 21 July 1887
Article about Hong Di accused murderer

Hong Di reward of $400 paid by Chinese Consulate.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 23, 1887. p. 6 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13841, 24 July 1887
Consul Bee drafted complaint against Inspector Johnson.

Evening Post, Volume XXXIV, Issue 21, 25 July 1887, Page 4
Cautioning readers about dealing with Wellman, Hobbs, and Neylan regarding Samoan land

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13848, 31 July 1887
Mr. and Mrs. Bee went to Martinez for two days.

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 27, Number 121, 4 August 1887
Fire in Chinatown

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13853, 5 August 1887
Colonel Bee went to Los Angeles to inspect the condition of Chinatown.
Note: There had been a fire in Chinatown.


Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13853, 5 August 1887
Good wheat harvest in Martinez

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 57, Number 146, 10 August 1887
Colonel Bee bought property in Los Angeles to start a new Chinatown.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13862, 14 August 1887
Colonel Bee returned from Los Angeles

Citizens of Los Angeles band together to stop a new Chinatown.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 15, 1887. p. 1 (1 page)

Colonel Bee went to Los Angeles to inspect the condition of Chinatown.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 15, 1887. p. 7 (1 page)

Colonel Bee returned from Los Angeles, California.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 15, 1887. p. 6 (2 pages)

Los Angeles Board of Education resolved to complain to the City Council about the new Chinatown.
Special Dispatch to the CHRONICLE. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 17, 1887. p. 8 (1 page)

Colonel Bee met the wife of the Consul General when her ship arrived.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 19, 1887. p. 6 (1 page)

Letter from Consul Bee to Governor of Arizona

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13875, 27 August 1887
Contra Costa County Board of Trade wanted Pacific Postal Telegraph.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13880, 1 September 1887
Consul Bee notified Judge Sawyer that steamer Belgic had female slaves who would be used as prostitutes.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13883, 4 September 1887
Chinese Consulate met with Commodore Belknap.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13883, 4 September 1887
Colonel Bee moved his residence; moved the consulate; went to his ranch near Martinez.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13886, 7 September 1887
Leland Stanford bought about 1000 acres near Martinez.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13892, 13 September 1887
Consul Bee did not show up in court to testify on behalf of two Chinese women.
Note: compare this story to the article dated Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13642, 6 January 1887.


Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 58, Number 23, 16 September 1887
Allegations that Consul Bee knew the whereabouts of Hong Di

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 27, Number 169, 21 September 1887
Thirteen Chinese women on the Belgic

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13900, 21 September 1887
Colonel Bee testifies about phony bonds and habeas corpus cases

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13903, 24 September 1887
Consul Bee expected to testify against women of the San Pablo.
Lee Sare Bo in jail
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 25, 1887. p. 14 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13908, 29 September 1887
Consul Bee planned to go Sacramento to give a petition to the Governor to convince the Governor to commute the death sentence of Lee Sare Bo.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 58, Number 34, 29 September 1887
On September 28, 1887, Consul Bee gave petition to Governor to commute Lee Sare Bos death sentence.

Consul Bee interceded on behalf of Lee Sare Bo for commutation of sentence.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 29, 1887. p. 7 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 58, Number 34, 29 September 1887
Mr. and Mrs. Bee arrived at Golden Eagle Hotel.

Consul Bee returned from Sacramento, California to announce that Lee Sare Bo would be executed.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 30, 1887. p. 6 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13911, 2 October 1887
Consul Bee at the Chinese procession

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13925, 16 October 1887
German Club Cotillion

October 18, 1887
Wong Chin Foo - Dennis Kearney debate

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13953, 13 November 1887
Colonel Bee at party for Japanese Minister

Consul Bee testified about Kwok Ah Sip.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Nov 22, 1887. p. 6 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 58, Number 80, 22 November 1887
William Boyd's petition for writ of habeas corpus and charge of selling fraudulent certificates
Habeas Corpus case 5242

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13963, 23 November 1887
Consul Bee took charge of prostitutes so they could be sent back to China.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13967, 27 November 1887
Consul Bee assumed some of the 191 Chinese passengers were prostitutes.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13967, 27 November 1887
Widow of A. W. Bee worked with Society for Christian Work.
History of Church and Society
Fifty Years of the First Unitarian Church of San Francisco, October 20, 1850-October 21, 1900

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13971, 1 December 1887
Important Kwok Ah Sip court case regarding the landing of Chinese women who were probably prostitutes.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13972, 2 December 1887
Kwok Ah Sip case (records indicate name was Quock Ah Sip.
Case 5062 Quock Ah Sip records

Case 5062 Quock Ah Sip Testimony pages 1 to 22
Case 5062 Quock Ah Sip Testimony pages 23 to 49
Case 5062 Quock Ah Sip Testimony pages 49 to 72
Case 5062 Quock Ah Sip Testimony pages 72 to 99
Case 5062 Quock Ah Sip Testimony pages 100 to END

Ricketts moved to have Consul Bees testimony ruled out in Kwok Ah Sip case.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Dec 2, 1887. p. 6 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 58, Number 90, 3 December 1887
Editorial that compliments Consul Bee on work to stop slave trade

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13977, 7 December 1887
Trial of Chinese accused of importing female slaves

Accusations against federal courts in San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Dec 9, 1887. p. 6 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13981, 11 December 1887
Disagreement between Customs officials and the Court

San Francisco Chronicle 12 Deccember 1887
Colonel Bee gave positive comments about federal judges.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13985, 15 December 1887
Wong Ah Hong sentenced to ten years for pimping.

1887 Baptist Home Mission Monthly
Consul Bee discussed the Chinese Question.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13989, 19 December 1887
Frank Q. Dock arrived in St. Louis to meet with condemned prisoners.

Chinese in America
London & China Telegraph - 27 December 1887

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13991, 21 December 1887
Attorneys Riordan, Mowry and Ricketts mentioned in an article.
This article is interesting because these attorneys handled most of the habeas corpus cases for Chinese passengers.

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