YEAR 1889


RETURN TO 1880 to 1889

Undated photo courtesy of the San Francisco Theological Seminary,San Anselmo, California rag pickers
The Joker makes his appearance once more - Wasp cartoon

1889 Langley San Francisco City Directory

Search "S. C. Partridge" for photographs of interiors and exteriors in 1889 Chinatown.

Wines and Vines of California: A Treatise on the Ethics of Wine-drinking, by Mrs. Frona Eunice Wait Smith Colburn, Bancroft Company, 1889

Everett Newton Bee and tennis

Frank M. Bee was an insurance agent. He was probably employed by Man on Marine.
1889 List of insurance companies in California

Pacific Rural Press, Volume 37, Number 6, 9 February 1889
Chinese Exclusion lowered number of available servants.
This law created a shortage in the number of domestic servants. However, young women did not want to find employment as servants because white women viewed domestic service as a Chinese profession.The 1880 census revealed that Frederick Bee employed a 16-year-old male Chinese servant.

Consul Bee commented on con man in New York.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Feb 20, 1889. p. 8 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 80, Number 52, 21 February 1889
Consul Bee had recommended that watchmen be removed from Chinatown. Police were accused of taking bribes from watchmen to protect gambling houses.

Daily Alta California, Volume 80, Number 62, 3 March 1889
Reception given by Mrs. Homer King
Homer King

Daily Alta California, Volume 80, Number 76, 17 March 1889
Colonel Bee collected donations for starving Chinese in China.

March 22, 1889 North China Herald
Chinese in America

Daily Alta California, Volume 80, Number 81, 22 March 1889
Colonel Bee testified that he had technique for making Chinese tell the truth.

Colonel Bee commented on the possibility of the expulsions of Americans from China because Congress passed the 1888 Exclusion Act.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 9, 1889. p. 8 (1 page)
Note: Chae Chan Ping lived in San Francisco from 1875 to 1887. He obtained certificates to re-enter the country, as prescribed by law. While Chae Chan Ping was in China, the Congress passed the 1888 Chinese Exclusion Law that invalidated the certificates. Chae Chan Ping was denied re-entry one week after the law was passed. The Supreme Court decided against Chae Chan Ping on May 13, 1889. Thos. D. Riordan, Harvey S. Brown, George Hoadly, and Jas. C. Carter, for appellant.

Case 8728
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 effected by Scott Act".
See below.

Consul Bee agreed that Chinese should not work in hydraulic mines.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 27, 1889. p. 6 (1 page)
Note: The Anti-Debris Association was formed in 1868 by angry farmers in Marysville and what would later become Yuba City, in response to the fact that hydraulic mining on the upper Yuba River and Feather River watersheds dropped debris such as gravel, silt, and other mine tailings into the rivers. This debris raised the riverbeds so high that the Yuba River spilled out into a two-miles-wide, 20-feet-deep flow.

Daily Alta California, Volume 80, Number 117, 27 April 1889
Colonel Bee to appear in centennial procession

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 61, Number 55, 27 April 1889
Consul Bee told the Anti-Debris Association that he agreed Chinese laborers should not work at hydraulic mines.

Pacific Rural Press, Volume 37, Number 18, 4 May 1889
Consul agreed to convince Chinese laborers not work in hydraulic mining operations.

Colonel and Mrs. Bee will pass the summer with their son, Frank Bee, at his ranch near Martinez.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 6, 1889. p. 6 (1 page)

May 13, 1889
Chae Chan Ping vs. United States

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 61, Number 69, 14 May 1889
Consul Bee and Supreme Court’s decision about the Scott Act

Chinese woman denied permission to enter San Francisco because she cannot prove she is married to male passenger.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 18, 1889. p. 8 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 1, Number 1, 19 May 1889
Editorial about Consul Bee’s negative reaction to the constitutionality of the Exclusion Act.
and
Chinese Exclusion Act

Daily Alta California, Volume 80, Number 139, 19 May 1889
Consul Bee ordered that a poll-tax collector be arrested for assaulting a Chinese citizen.

Consul Bee broke up a fight and ordered a man to be arrested.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 19, 1889. p. 16 (1 page)

Consul Bee returned to court regarding Chinese woman denied permission to enter San Francisco because she cannot prove she is married to male passenger.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 22, 1889. p. 3 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 80, Number 146, 26 May 1889
Mrs. John Bidwell visited Mrs. Bee at 1923 Pine Street, San Francisco, California.
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Daily Alta California, Volume 80, Number 150, 30 May 1889
Rudyard Kipling arrived in San Francisco.
June 2, 1889 San Francisco Chronicle article

Mrs. General Bidwell of Chico returned home after a visit with Mrs. Bee.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jun 3, 1889. p. 6 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 80, Number 161, 10 June 1889
Consul Bee, Chinese certificates, railroad and Pacific Mail Steamship Company

Report of the governor of Washington territory, made to the secretary of the Secretary of the Interior dated June 30, 1889

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 9, 9 July 1889
Court calendar

Ah Wing’s murder
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 3, 1889. p. 3 (1 page)

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 32, Number 92, 12 July 1889
John M. Morton appointed Commissioner of the Port of San Francisco.

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 16, 16 July 1889
Li Ching Fong, Chief Secretary of the Chinese Legation in London to visit San Francisco

Read about Erle Stanley Gardner, born on July 17, 1889, and notice parallels to Frederick Bee.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 61, Number 123, 17 July 1889
Bison hunt in Wyoming
This article showed how the West had changed.

Clarification of July 3, 1889 article about Ah Wing’s murder
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 17, 1889. p. 6 (1 page)

More clarification of Ah Wing’s murder
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 19, 1889. p. 5 (1 page)

Two Chinese dignitaries arrived in San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 24, 1889. p. 3 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 28, 28 July 1889
Colonel Bee and Mrs. Bee had guests at Martinez home.

Pacific Rural Press, Volume 38, Number 5, 3 August 1889
C A Wetmore wrote letter to Consul Bee about exporting raisins to China.
Note: John Bidwell grew 500 acres of grapes for raisins only.
Frederick Bee in the 1891 Directory of the grape growers: wine makers and distillers of California (click on page 24)
L. G. Mead of Bella Vista Farms is on page 25.
John Bidwell in the 1891 Directory of the grape growers: wine makers and distillers of California (click on page 11)

Colonel Bee interviewed about the Democratic Party and Chinese exclusion.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 5, 1889. p. 4 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 38, 7 August 1889
Chinese arrivals and departures for 6 years

Tour of Chinatown found some bad conditions.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 7, 1889. p. 8 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 40, 9 August 1889
Vice-Consul Bee and the Arabic

David S. Terry killed.
David S. Terry had a dispute with Justice Field over a lawsuit that involved David Terry's wife, Sarah Althea Hill. Sarah was admitted to Stockton's State Hospital for the Insane on March 10,1892, where she would later pass away in 1937 at the age of 80.
Hiram Morgan Hill was the brother of Sarah Althea Hill

From the August 20, 1889 Contra Costa Gazette,"The death of Mrs. Bee, wife of Col. F. A. Bee, at his ranch near Martinez on Sunday afternoon, was a sudden and unexpected event, and took the community by surprise. She had come up with her husband from the city by the Saturday's evening train, as has been their custom, and were quietly enjoying their country home. Col. Bee and his son had been to call upon their neighbor, Hon. John Swett, and on returning, Mrs. Bee went out to the barn to meet them. While there she complained of a pain in her side, and expressed a fear that she would have another spell similar to those experienced before. She was assisted to the house, and everything possible done for her comfort, but life departed almost immediately. It was an attack of heart disease, and in such cases but little warning is given. Those who have been privileged to meet the deceased lady here speak in the highest terms of her lovable character, and manifest genuine sorrow at her loss. A large number of neighbors and friends followed her remains to the train on Monday that bore them to the city for her interment. "

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 61, Number 152, 20 August 1889
Death of Mrs. Bee
Note: the location of death was wrongly identified as Monterey.

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 51, 20 August 1889
Death of Mrs. Bee

Mrs. Bee died in Martinez, California.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 20, 1889. p. 3 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 61, Number 152, 20 August 1889
Delay in processing "wife" of Chinese merchant because of death of Consul Bee’s wife.

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 52, 21 August 1889
Mrs. Bee death notice

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 53, 22 August 1889
Funeral of Mrs. Bee

San Francisco Call August 22, 1889
Funeral for Mrs. Bee

Funeral of Mrs. Bee
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 22, 1889. p. 5 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 54, 23 August 1889
Sailing of the Arabic

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 56, 25 August 1889
Mrs. F A Bee was secretly building a house on Octavia Street as a present for F A Bee.

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 59, 28 August 1889
Counsel General Leong Hong Tsang accused of fraud.

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 60, 29 August 1889
Chinese hospitals closed.

August 31, 1889 Daily Saratogian
Death of Mrs. Bee

Consul Bee denied charges against Consul Tsang.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 6, 1889. p. 8 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 69, 7 September 1889
Colonel Bee petitioned court to administer wife’s estate
Orrin K. McMurray, Beginnings of the Community Property System in California and the Adoption of the Common Law, 3 Cal. L. Rev. 359 (1915)

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 70, 8 September 1889
Buildings in Chinatown to be condemned

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 72, 10 September 1889
Defense of Chinese Consul-General

Chinese dignitary attended party.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 19, 1889. p. 8 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 81, 19 September 1889
The new Chinese Minister to the USA was met by Consul Bee and others.

Consul Bee took Chinese dignitary on drive.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 20, 1889. p. 8 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 1, Number 19, 22 September 1889
Article from 1889 about what happened in 1859

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 86, 24 September 1889
Wilkie Collins died.

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 89, 27 September 1889
Chinese Minister to the United States accused of not being able to speak Cantonese.

September 28, 1889 U.S. Treasury circular –Transit of Chinese laborers through United States

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 95, 3 October 1889
Consul Bee’s arrival and departure statistics

Judge ruled that consul records are privileged.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 5, 1889. p. 5 (1 page)

Quan-Ah Kim was denied permission to land. Colonel Bee could not find proof to help Quan-Ah Kim. However, steamship records supported Quan-Ah Kim’s testimony. Commissioner McAllister told authorities to take the case to US District Court. Commissioner McAllister was in favor of allowing Quan-Ah Kim to land.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 9, 1889. p. 5 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 102, 10 October 1889
Chinese diplomats traveled from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco and then to Peking.

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 104, 12 October 1889
Consul Bee to test Treasury Department regulations about landing only Chinese who have bonds.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 62, Number 45, 12 October 1889
Consul Bee outlined plans for handling Chinese in transit

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 62, Number 45, 12 October 1889
Chinese maiden claimed to be daughter of merchant

San Francisco Call, Volume 67, Number 135, 13 October 1890
Rumors of a mayoral nomination for Consul Bee

Mrs. Albert Bee (Sophronia) and son, Everett Newton Bee planned to spend winter with Colonel Bee at 1923 Pine Street, San Francisco, California.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 14, 1889. p. 6 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 115, 23 October 1889
Description of Joseph Tape's businesses

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 117, 25 October 1889
Tso Keong appointed Consul General.

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 118, 26 October 1889
Errors corrected from previous article.

On October 30, 1889, Kwan Tsze and Lin Tsun Lai were murdered in Pecos Texas.
A letter from the Chinese Consulate

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 62, Number 69, 9 November 1889
Chinese Bureau suspected fraud when Chinese were allowed to land.

Chinese fishermen on trial for illegal nets
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Nov 17, 1889. p. 14 (1 page)

Salt Lake Herald, 24 November 1889
Consul Bee commented on lock.

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 160, 7 December 1889
Chinese arrived in California to inspect mining technology.

Fraud in Chinatown
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Dec 10, 1889. p. 5 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 81, Number 166, 13 December 1889
Consul Bee and a case of mistaken identity

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