YEAR 1890


RETURN TO 1890 to 1899

Frederick Bee
Frederick Bee
Rochester Fireworks
James Palmer, Jr. married Frederick Bee's niece in 1869.

1890 Langley San Francisco City Directory

Great Register 1890
Name Age Birthplace Profession Residence Date
Frederick Alonzo Bee 65 New York Consul 1923 Pine Street, San Francisco October 16, 1890
Everett Newton Bee 29 California Clerk 1923 Pine Street, San Francisco September 19, 1890


Frank M. Bee listed as an insurance agent.
739 Sacramento Street was address of Man on Marine Insurance.
739 Sacramento Street was the address of the Chinese Merchants' Exchange
Tuck, Chong & Co. was the agent of Man on Marine. This book explains the relationship between California and Hong Kong.

Frank M. Bee was listed as a farmer in Alhambra Valley, Contra Costa County, in the California Voter Register.

From the Boston City Directory of 1890: Albert W. Bee, Jr.'s residence listed as 13 Payson Avenue, business listed as 169 Tremont, occupation listed as stationer.

Albert W. Bee, Jr., in SHERMAN'S BAR HARBOR GUIDE,BUSINESS DIRECTORY AND REFERENCE BOOK

Barlow Bee in 1890 San Jose City Directory

The Church and Chinese Immigration
Charles S. Capp was a real estate agent and rent collector.

Comparison of 1870, 1880, 1890 Chinese population state-by-state

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 1, 1 January 1890
Consul Bee informed Customs officials that Chinese Consul to Lima would arrive in San Francisco.

January 21, 1890
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce opposed immigration. Go to Section 5, page 22.

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 24, 24 January 1890
Consul Bee commented on crime and highbinders

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 49, 18 February 1890
Ordinance to remove Chinese to specific section of San Francisco
and
Copy of ordinance

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 50, 19 February 1890
Testimony about steamship Oceanic

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 51, 20 February 1890
Colonel defended a Chinese woman.
Case number 9119

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 52, 21 February 1890
Consul Bee’s records were correct

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 68, 9 March 1890
Consul Bee attended the funeral for Judge Sawyer’s daughter.

March 10, 1890
Docket Sheet for USCC-SF Civil 10686 (Bee v. US) (13-0884)
Docket of F. A. Bee and William Bell vs. The United States of America
The docket sheet is part of the records of the District Courts of the United States (Record Group 21).

March 27, 1890
Read about two Japanese girls who were refused landing. Petition to dismiss was introduced. I do not know the final outcome of this case.
Chica
Toche
Article about women

San Francisco Call, Volume 67, Number 136, 5 April 1890
Frank Bee contempt of court because he missed jury duty.

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 97, 7 April 1890
F A Bee sold his home at the corner of Sutter and Leavenworth in San Francisco.

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 107, 17 April 1890
Consul sold his house on Sutter Street for $35,000.
From Wikipedia: Isaac Trumbo lost his home on Sutter Street in 1911 after failing to pay the mortgage. He died in November 1912 after having been found on the street, beaten, robbed, and unconscious.

San Francisco Call, Volume 67, Number 150, 19 April 1890
Isaac Trumbo was proposing to spend $12,000 on additions and improvement to Consul Bee’s prior residence.

Consul Bee said the ordinance to remove from Chinatown is unconstitutional.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 11, 1890. p. 12 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 132, 12 May 1890
Consul Bee did not take the Bingham Ordinance seriously.

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 133, 13 May 1890
Discussion of Bingham Ordinance

San Francisco Call, Volume 67, Number 175, 14 May 1890
Consul Bee and a test case of the Bingham Ordinance

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 134, 14 May 1890
Bingham Ordinance and "removing Chinatown”

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 34, Number 31, 14 May 1890
First arrest under Bingham Ordinance

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 79, Number 71, 16 May 1890
Census and Chinese Consulate
and
Notes from Chinese Legation

San Francisco Call, Volume 67, Number 179, 18 May 1890
Answer to question about F A Bee

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 138, 18 May 1890
Hong Yen Chang denied permission to become lawyer in California.
Hong Yen Chang was admitted to New York State Bar in 1888.
Hong Yen Chang was allowed to practice law in the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1889.

San Francisco Call, Volume 67, Number 173, 22 May 1890
Consul Bee defended 20 Chinese who were arrested for violation of the Bingham ordinance.
Note: Bingham Ordinance: Chinese people, including citizens, must not live or work in San Francisco, except in "a portion set apart for the location of all the Chinese.” (Declared unconstitutional in In re: Lee Sing 43 F. 359 (1890)).

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 142, 22 May 1890
Consul Bee defended men arrested in violation of the Bingham Ordinance.

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 34, Number 40, 23 May 1890
Vice-Consul Bee said Chinese government would bring civil suit for each person prosecuted for violation of Bingham Ordinance.

San Francisco Call, Volume 67, Number 177, 26 May 1890
Martinez, California and Alhambra Valley
Note: The cannery in Martinez employed 30 to 40 Chinese workers. An 1891 Sanborn Fire map can be purchased from California State University Northridge Map Library.

Case 9327 has Certificate No. 55121.

US Senator Stewart introduced bill to relieve Colonel Bee from responsibility for Samuel Foster’s bond from 1874.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 28, 1890. p. 1 (1 page)
Transciption: "A BIT OF RED TAPE
The story back of a bill just introduced.
Washington, May 27 – Senator Stewart today introduced a bill to relieve Frederick A. Bee and William Bell from all obligations arising as sureties on the bonds of Samuel S. Foster, formerly Consul at Apia, and also to set aside any judgment already secured against them on their bond. Foster was appointed Consul in 1874 and was ordered to remain at San Francisco for several weeks awaiting instructions from the State Department. About a year after his appointment a question was raised as to his right to receive his salary during all the time he was awaiting instructions and his accounts were disallowed to the extent of $298. However, he continued to draw his salary thereafter until the end of his term in September, 1876, and the drafts were honored in every instance. In 1877 Foster died.
The matter of the disallowed accounts slumbered for twelve years until Controller Durham, in his zeal to make some capital for the Democratic Administration unearthed it. In his examination he was gracious enough to allow Foster $85 for the errors which he had made against himself in drawing up the necessary vouchers for his salary. Deducting this $85 from the $298 would leave a balance of $213, and to collect this a suit was brought against Foster's bondsmen, Bee and Bell. It is argued that the Government has no further recourse upon the bondsmen after it had, through its officers, of its own accord paid the money now in dispute, but to avoid further controversy the Bill introduced ty Senator Stewart today was prepared."
Letters from Senator Stewart regarding Samuel Foster's bond
Senate Bill 3956
Senate Bill 3956 was not listed as "Passed".
Defendant's brief

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 157, 6 June 1890
Census takers and Consul Bee’s estimates of Chinatown’s population

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 167, 16 June 1890
Everett Newton Bee and tennis club
and
Everett Newton Bee and tennis

Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 178, 27 June 1890
Fred A Bee and the administrator of the Catherine Bee estate sold property.

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 27, 27 June 1890
Administrator of Catherine Bee's estate sold home to Isaac Trumbo.

Coroner wanted autopsies to be performed on Chinese if Chinese died without care of white physician.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jun 28, 1890. p. 10 (1 page)

July, 1890 Heathen Woman’s Friend mentioned Consul Bee and description of passport for Chinese woman.

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 34, Number 85, 6 July 1890
Acting Secretary Batcheller's instructions for re-entry of Chinese to United States

Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 8, 8 July 1890
Consul Bee comments on rumors of retaliation by China.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 79, Number 117, 10 July 1890
Allegations that certain parties were printing biased articles against exclusion acts

Reprint of above article
Special Dispatches to the Our CHRONICLE. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 10, 1890. p. 1 (1 page)
Note: This edition of the San Francisco Chronicle has an article about Liman I. Mowry. You can read more about it at:
Liman I. Mowry

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 41, 11 July 1890
Article that accused Colonel Bee of helping Chinese citizens because the Chinese were cheap labor.

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 42, 12 July 1890
Chinese and Mexico

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 54, 24 July 1890
Consul Bee disagreed with decision about Chinese immigrants coming via Mexico.

More about the coroner and the death of Chinese
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 29, 1890. p. 4 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 36, 5 August 1890
Barlow Bee was a delegate at the convention of the American Party.

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 69, 8 August 1890
Differences between Commissioner Houghton, Circuit Court, and Commissioner McAllister, District Court

Examples of cases appealed from District Court to Circuit Court

August 9, 1890 Sporting Life - column 5
Everett Bee appointed to executive committee of the Pacific States Lawn Tennis Association

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 2, Number 13, 10 August 1890
Jeptha Wade died.

Case 9722 Mar Chew Kook
This case includes a letter from Frederick Bee dated Auguat 15, 1890.

U. S. government recognized replacement for Colonel Bee as Vice-Consul
The letter dated August 19, 1890 indicated Frederick Bee was ill prior to his vacation.

Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 53, 22 August 1890
Consul Bee took his first vacation in 12 year to eastern USA for 6 weeks.

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 84, 23 August 1890
Personal Notes [6 week vacation to the East]

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 85, 24 August 1890
Lyman Mowry, attorney,planned to procure 8000 Chinese laborers for railroad construction.

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 86, 25 August 1890
Colonel Bee warned that China would not allow 8000 citizens to move to Mexico since China did not have an agreement to mandate fair treatment of its citizens.

Statement of Lyman Mowry about Chinese laborers and Mexico

Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 58, 27 August 1890
Ow Yang King to assume duties while Consul Bee was on vacation.

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 89, 28 August 1890
Otis-Crowell Wedding (Barlow Bee’s granddaughter)

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 August 1890
Frederick Bee visited James Palmer
Elizabeth Haver listed on 1880 federal census. Elizabeth Haver was Frederic k Bee's niece; she inherited $2,000 from Frederick Bee in 1892.
Mary A. Haver listed on 1880 federal census. Mary A. Haver was Frederick Bee's sister. Mary A. Haver lived with the Mooney family. Louisa Mooney inherited $2,000 from Frederick Bee in 1892.

Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 62, 31 August 1890
Otis-Crowell Wedding
and
Tombstone for Mr. and Mrs. Otis

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 95, 3 September 1890
Some quotes from Colonel Bee when he was in Chicago

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 101, 9 September 1890
40th anniversary of California statehood

September 9, 1890 Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle
F. A. Bee was ill at the residence of James Palmer in Rochester, NY.

Large parade
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 10, 1890. p. 2 (2 pages)

Consul Bee was seriously ill in Rochester, New York.
Special Dispatch to the ChronicleD F VERDENAL. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 14, 1890. p. 12 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 78, 16 September 1890
Aberdeen, Washington expelled Chinese.
and
Notes from the Chinese Legation

September 17, 1890 - Fong Gwong Loy and Fong Gwong Sing arrived in San Francisco.
Case 10044 and Case 10045
Edward S. Salomon was substituted as attorney on these cases.
The Victoria Daily Standard - Sep 2, 1873
Mr. Salomon worked with Frederick Bee to build a railroad in Tenino, Washington Territory.

Consul Bee discussed wages of Chinese laborers.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 18, 1890. p. 1 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 80, Number 24, 18 September 1890
Colonel Bee suffered neuralgia on trip to New York

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 110, 18 September 1890
Colonel Bee suffered neuralgia on trip to New York

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 110, 18 September 1890
Bee’s statement [about Chinese cheap labor]

The Cultivator & Country Gentleman, Volume 55

Bee’s statement [about Chinese cheap labor]
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 18, 1890. p. 1 (1 page)

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 111, 19 September 1890
Colonel Bee discussed wages of Chinese laborers.

Colonel Bee discussed wages of Chinese laborers.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 19, 1890. p. 4 (1 page)

Colonel Bee had a serious surgical operation in New York City.
Special Dispatch to the CHRONICLED F VERDENAL. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 21, 1890. p. 17 (1 page)

San Francisco Call, Volume 68, Number 118, 26 September 1890
Editorial about Consul Bee and smuggling of Chinese across the Canadian and Mexican borders

Consul Bee was returning home after his operation and his promoting of California wines.
Special Dispatch to the CHRONICLED F VEBDENAL. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 28, 1890. p. 18 (1 page)

Consul Bee told a reporter that he met Secretary Blaine when he went to Bar Harbor, Maine. Consul Bee also met Louis McLane, former President of Wells Fargo.
Read about Louis McLane
Go to January, 1869 to read the Brewster vs. Hartley decision; Bee aand McLane were on opposite sides of the lawsuit.

October 1, 1890 - Yosemite National Park created by Congress. John Muir lived in Martinez, California. Frederick Bee had a second home in Martinez.

Colonel Bee discussed how New York was more expensive than San Francisco.
Special Dispatch to the CHRONICLED F VERDENAL. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 5, 1890. p. 12 (1 page)

October 8, 1890 Deseret Evening News
Interesting views on why Dennis Kearney is responsible for his job and the worth of Italians.

Article about E. B. Pond’s use of Chinese laborers
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 10, 1890. p. 4 (1 page)
Note: E B Pond was the Mayor of San Francisco from 1887 to 1891 and ran for Governor of California in 1890. He lost to Henry Markham.

Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 110, 18 October 1890
Colonel Bee returned from vacation

Colonel Bee was notified that the police took a 10-year-old Chinese girl from a brothel to the Chinese Mission run by Miss Culbertson.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Nov 19, 1890. p. 10 (1 page)

San Francisco Call, Volume 67, Number 175, 22 November 1890
Chinese citizens met a consulate to discuss being swindled by Tong Yoong & Co.

December 4, 1890 Notes from Chinese Legation

Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 157, 4 December 1890
J.M. Hutchings lectured about the National Park of the Yosemite

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 5, 5 December 1890
Colonel Bee bought tickets for the Abbott Opera season.

Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 158, 5 December 1890
Abbott Opera Season

Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 159, 6 December 1890
Interpreter Rickards and others testified in front of Joint Congressional Committtee.

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 6, 6 December 1890
Thomas Curley and the murder of Wong Fook
and
Thomas Curley acquited

Colonel testified in front of Congressional Committee.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Dec 7, 1890. p. 20 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 160, 7 December 1890
Colonel Bee testified in front of Congressional Committee.
This article is important because it confirms that Frederick Bee first defended Chinese in 1876.

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 7, 7 December 1890
Colonel Bee testified about himself and Chinese Six Companies

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 8, 8 December 1890
Consul Bee and Congressional Committee

Colonel Bee testified about himself and Chinese Six Companies
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Dec 9, 1890. p. 12 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 162, 9 December 1890
Colonel Bee testified about himself and Chinese Six Companies

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 9, 9 December 1890
Consul Bee testified at the Congressional Committee.

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 35, Number 56, 9 December 1890
Consul Bee's testimony about immigration

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 10, 10 December 1890
Consul Bee and Congressional Committee

Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 163, 10 December 1890
Congressional Sub-Committee met to discuss Chinese immigration.

First statement of Frederick Bee in Reports of Committees of the House of Representatives
More statements from Reports of Committees of the House of Representatives

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 80, Number 103, 19 December 1890
Consul Bee and twelve Chinese citizens in Washington State accused of illegal immigration.

Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 172, 19 December 1890
Old guns found at the Chinese Consulate

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 25, 25 December 1890
Short biography of John Bidwell

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 25, 25 December 1890
Short biographies Thomas D. Riordan and Edward Salomon

A paragraph about how F A Bee promoted California wine when he was in New York.
Special Dispatch to the CHRONICLED F VERDENAL. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Dec 28, 1890. p. 18 (1 page)
Note: F A Haber was a member of Alfred Greenbaum & Co, the agent for Inglenook wines.
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