YEAR 1888


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1888 Langley San Francisco City Directory

Great Register 1888
Name Age Birthplace Profession Residence Date
Frederick Alonzo Bee 62 New York Consul 1923 Pine Street, San Francisco October 17, 1888
Frank Maxwell Bee 34 New York Insurance Broker 1923 Pine Street, San Francisco October 5, 1888
Everett Newton Bee 27 California Clerk 800 Sutter Street, 5th floor, Room 226, San Francisco September 26, 1888


Correspondence between the Secretary of State and the Chinese Minister (1888)

1888 wine magazine

Consul Bee mentioned in January, 1898 North American Review

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14023, 22 January 1888
Frank Bee attended a party.

Kwok Ah Sip said she had left San Francisco on December 21, 1881.
She stated her prior residence in San Francisco precluded the need for paperwork to enter the USA.
Colonel Bee said he could not produce records of past Kwok Ah Sip’s residence.
The judge ordered her back to China.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jan 26, 1888. p. 6 (1 page)

Report about Chinese women and the Exclusion Act
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jan 27, 1888. p. 5 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14032, 31 January 1888
Wages paid by Consul Bee at his farm were not high enough to keep Chinese laborers as his fruit pickers.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 58, Number 142, 3 February 1888
Dennis Kearney addressed Congress.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14043, 11 February 1888
Isolation of cargo and passengers

February 16, 1888 Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, Pages 383-388
Snake River, Idaho massacre

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14061, 29 February 1888
Consul Bee testified on behalf of immigrants.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14063, 2 March 1888
Consul Bee and Ng Wee Nam case

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14064, 3 March 1888
Consul Bee said he had not been able to interrogate Ng Wee Nam.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14065, 4 March 1888
The Beauty from the Belgic [Ng Wee Nam]

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14067, 6 March 1888
Ah Lin gave power-of-attorney to Consul Bee to collect his pension.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14067, 6 March 1888
Mistake in habeas corpus trial

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14071, 10 March 1888
Ng Wee Nam

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14072, 11 March 1888
Mrs. Albert Bee (Sophronia) and son, Everett Newton Bee, had dinner with Mr. and Mrs. F A Bee.

Mrs. Albert Bee (Sophronia) and son, Everett Newton Bee, had dinner with Mr. and Mrs. F A Bee.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Mar 12, 1888. p. 6 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14077, 16 March 1888
Consul Bee was at the trial of a Chinese pimp.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14077, 16 March 1888
Name on passenger list different from name on writ

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14078, 17 March 1888
Consul Bee vouched for a female immigrant.

Undated reminiscence of Inspector
United States Custom House (San Francisco, Calif.)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14085, 24 March 1888
Provisions of new treaty were outlined.
Note: on March 12, 1888, China agreed to cooperate with a policy adopted by Congress in 1882 and approved a treaty forbidding Chinese laborers to enter the United States for 20 years.
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14089, 28 March 1888
Consul Bee and Lee Ah Bo case

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14091, 30 March 1888
"Billy" Boyd testified about fraudulent certificates.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14098, 6 April 1888
A lengthy article about arrivals and departures of Chinese

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14098, 6 April 1888
Consul Bee testified that Ciprico was a good customs inspector and Huebner was not.
Note: this trial ended in a hung jury for Ciprico. Ciprico was acquitted at the second trial in 1889. Ciprico was found guilty in 1895 of conspiracy to forge Chinese registration certificates.
Note: Consul Bee also testified he had nothing to do with the Chinese Six Companies.
William A. (Handsome Billy) Boyd had confessed to supplying false certificates on March 29, 1888.
William A. Boyd committed suicide by putting a bullet through his brain on May 26, 1892 - the same day that Frederick Bee died.

New-York Daily Tribune, Sunday, April 15, 1888
“Colonel Bee, Chinese Vice-Consul, says that one of the great advantages enjoyed by the new line of steamers running between Victoria and Hong Kong is the saving in coal. They purchase coal in British Columbia for $4 per ton, whereas poorer coal on this side of the line is nearly twice that price. It is expected that the voyage from Hong Kong to San Francisco by way of Victoria will be made in two days less time than by the Pacific Mail line. “

Colonel Bee loaned a rare book about Chinese music to a reporter.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 29, 1888. p. 8 (1 page)

11-year-old girl's writ of habeas corpus

Consul Bee commented on a proposed Chinese hospital.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 16, 1888. p. 8 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 59, Number 80, 26 May 1888
Reunion of El Dorado County

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14155, 2 June 1888
Supervisors' Commitee rejected plan for Chinese hospital.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14159, 7 June 1888
Five Chinese discharged on evidence presented by Consul Bee.

June 12, 1888
The Intercolonial Conference on the Chinese Question

Colonel Bee was cooperating with authorities to remove Chinese from Watsonville, California.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jun 18, 1888. p. 3 (1 page)

Colonel Bee and a lawyer went to court on behalf of 2 Chinese and the judge dismissed the charges. The security guard was supposedly drunk.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jun 18, 1888. p. 3 (1 page)

Georgia cotton planter wrote to Consul Bee asking for opinion if Chinese laborers would be available for hire.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jun 24, 1888. p. 15 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14177, 26 June 1888
Colonel Bee approved of the nomination of Harrison for President.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14177, 26 June 1888
This article is interesting
because the Index of Habeas Corpus cases listed Edward Blaney as the attorney for the five passengers who had writs of habeas corpus. See below.

Consul Bee said Chinese are moving to the eastern United States.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 7, 1888. p. 8 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14190, 9 July 1888
Arrival of Port Adelaide

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14191, 10 July 1888
Port Adelaide had 200 passengers who claimed prior residency.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 59, Number 118, 10 July 1888
Port Adelaide passenger denied entry to Vancouver, British Columbia.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14191, 10 July 1888
Commissioner Houghton ordered by Judge Sawyer to clear habeas corpus cases.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14192, 11 July 1888
Commissioner Houghton began his duties.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 59, Number 123, 16 July 1888
President Cleveland’s pro-Chinese position

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14206, 26 July 1888
Mass meeting to remove Judge Sawyer and others

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 59, Number 134, 28 July 1888
Miners’ Union at Forest Hill, California organized to coerce mine owners to fire Chinese workers.

Miners in Placer County united to ask for higher wages and the firing of Chinese employees.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 29, 1888. p. 14 (1 page)
Note: Colonel Bee started his mining career in Placer County.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14212, 3 August 1888
Banquet for Arpad Haraszathy, son of Agostan Haraszathy – wine expert
Note: In 1880, The California Legislature created the Department of Viticulture & Enology within the University of California system. The Department opened its doors at Berkeley a few years later.
From Wikipedia: "Agostan Haraszathy was a vocal advocate of Chinese immigration, arguing that Chinese should be permitted to come to California and provide much-needed labor. He built a Pompeiian-style villa in the middle of the Buena Vista vineyards, in which he lived with his family."

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 59, Number 142, 7 August 1888
Representative Morrow introduced memorial to remove Judge Sawyer adopted at mass meeting.

Bayard and the Chinese – consular certificates
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 7, 1888. p. 4 (1 page)

Bayard and Bee- consular certificates
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 7, 1888. p. 8 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14219, 10 August 1888
Consul Bee at bond hearing
Immigration card, Habeas Corpus index, passenger list
Case numbers 4964 and 5061

Consul Bee told court that career criminal would return to China.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 12, 1888. p. 14 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14221, 12 August 1888
Maggie Culbertson obtained custody of Chinese children

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14223, 14 August 1888
Ward McAllister, Jr., was a special commissioner appointed by Judge Hoffman.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14227, 18 August 1888
Consul Bee and "prior residence” cases

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 60, Number 2, 23 August 1888 Oceanic rammed City of Chester.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14232, 23 August 1888
Colonel Bee boarded the quarantined steamer Oceanic.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14233, 24 August 1888
Consul Bee wanted clarification on the behavior of the Chinese sailors on the Oceanic.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14236, 27 August 1888
An examination of the attributes of Chinese sailors

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14239, 30 August 1888
Three Chinese women admitted on testimony of Consul Bee.
Note: compare this story to the article dated Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13642, 6 January 1887.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14241, 1 September 1888
Case of Leong Gam Lee (See).
Leong Gam Lee was allowed to remain in the country on the testimony of Consul Bee. The Assistant US Attorney complimented Consul Bee that Consul Bee had helped to turn away 150 undesirable women.
Case number 5100

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14242, 2 September 1888
Consul Bee surprised Chinese did not ratify treaty for exclusion of Chinese labor.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14246, 6 September 1888
Colonel Bee comments on possible Exclusion Act.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14247, 7 September 1888
Ah Lung, hero for saving a child from drowning, and Consul Bee

Scott Act approved October 1, 1888
and
Notes from Chinese Legation

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14272, 2 October 1888
Consul Bee was not prepared to comment on passage of Scott Act.

Case 8667
This note accompanied this case in the Index to Habeas Corpus Cases for the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco, "first case filed after passage of Scott Act".
See below.

Consul Bee mentioned in article about immigration restriction.

Chinese moving out of San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 4, 1888. p. 6 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14276, 6 October 1888
Consul Bee commented that he did not know how the Scott Act would affect immigration.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14278, 8 October 1888
Consul Bee interrogated a madman with leprosy.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14283, 13 October 1888
Consul Bee was a spectator at trial that concerned certificates.

Constitutionality of Exclusion Acts questioned.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 14, 1888. p. 16 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14284, 14 October 1888
Ward McAllister and Everett Newton Bee joined new baseball league.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 60, Number 49, 17 October 1888
Colonel Bee denied that Chinese authorities ordered the Chinese citizens of Needles, California to return to China in the next three years.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14289, 19 October 1888
Alleged merchants
Outrage

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14294, 24 October 1888
Mr. Riordan received permission for five merchants in transit to land.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14299, 29 October 1888
Colonel Bee delighted at nomination of Harrison for President.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14314, 13 November 1888
American Party election results

Notes from the Chinese Legation re: insane patient, Wing Lee in Kansas City

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14323, 22 November 1888
Billy Boyd arrested

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14326, 25 November 1888
German Club Cotillion

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14336, 5 December 1888
Chinese merchants in Portland, Oregon wanted to remove criminal societies.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14344, 13 December 1888
Consul Bee was at the opening of the Lester Norris Kindergarten.

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Case 8667 - Jee See Do