YEAR 1891


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September, 1891 Sanford fire map detail of cannery in Martinez, California

Mary Haver, sister of Frederick and Barlow Bee, died in Rochester, NY on January 1, 1891.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 80, Number 118, 7 January 1891
Census

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 16, 16 January 1891
Death of Barlow Bee, brother of F A Bee, father of Mrs. M L Crowell and Mrs. D C Smith

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 47, 16 January 1891
Death of Major Barlow Bee
and
Death notice
and
Note: Albert W. Bee died in Austin, Nevada in 1863.
Barlow Bee and Frederick Smith were the founders of the White Cloud District.
Memorials for Barlow Bee and Mary Bee

Death of Major Barlow Bee
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jan 16, 1891. p. 10 (1 page)
Note: Colonel Bee’s sister died in Rochester, NY on January 1, 1891. Colonel Bee was the last surviving member of his family.

This case includes letter written by F. A. Bee on January 19,1891.

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 54, 23 January 1891
King Kalakaua funeral

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 33, 2 February 1891
Vice-Consul Awyoung interviewed about police raids on highbinders.

Consul Bee was at a showdown between Chinatown and the police.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Feb 3, 1891. p. 12 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 34, 3 February 1891
Consul Bee agreed that police should demolish some Tong structures.

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 35, 4 February 1891
"Good” Chinese versus highbinders

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 40, 9 February 1891
Consul Bee was not at the consulate during Chinese New Year celebration.

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 89, 27 February 1891
Ah Hee at the morgue

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 58, 27 February 1891
The body of Ah Hee in the morgue

The coroner asked Colonel Bee if the Consul arrange for burial of dead cook.
Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Feb 27, 1891. p. 3 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 59, 28 February 1891
Judge Ogden Hoffman

Frederick Bee statements to Congress from "Chinese Immigration" printed on March 2, 1891.
Frederick Bee started his testimony on Saturday, December 6, 1890.

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 63, 4 March 1891
Article about legal defense used by highbinders in pimping cases

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 99, 9 March 1891
Samuel Gompers, labor leader, was shocked by Chinatown.

March 12, 1891
Entire Chinese Immigration report

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 71, 12 March 1891
Consul Bee inspected the steamer City of Peking.

Secret meeting in Mayor’s office about Chinatown and highbinder society
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Mar 19, 1891. p. 10 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 78, 19 March 1891
Consul Bee and Chinese officials discussed the suppression of the highbinder element with the Mayor.

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 109, 19 March 1891
Consul Bee and secret meeting with Mayor

Colonel Bee compared to Liman Mowry.
Special Dispatch to the CHRONICLED F VERDENAL. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Mar 22, 1891. p. 18 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 88, 29 March 1891
Party given for Edward Everett Hale by Sophronia Bee (widow of Albert Bee and mother of Everett Newton Bee)

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 119, 29 March 1891
Everett Newton Bee and Guatemala plantation company

Mrs. Albert Bee (Sophronia) and son, Everett Newton Bee gave party for Colonel Bee.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Mar 30, 1891. p. 8 (1 page)
Note: Mrs. F A Bee was listed as a partygoer two years after her death.
Edward Everett Hale was an American author, historian and Unitarian clergyman. Reverend Horace Stebbins was the leader of the San Francisco Unitarian Church.

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 131, 10 April 1891
Colonel Bee expects to challenge Chinese residency law.

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 102, 12 April 1891
Consul Bee attended wedding of Chinese Vice-consul.

Consul Bee commented on Chinese Registration Act.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 16, 1891. p. 6 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 109, 19 April 1891
Colonel Bee attended Mills party.

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 140, 19 April 1891
Colonel Bee attended Mills party.

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 149, 28 April 1891
F A Bee and lady at reception for President Harrison

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 118, 28 April 1891
The Invited

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 150, 29 April 1891
F A Bee joined President Harrison on an excursion

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 122, 2 May 1891
F A Bee attended speech given by President Harrison

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 153, 2 May 1891
Banquet for President Harrison

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 129, 9 May 1891
Invitation to John Swift funeral

Daily Alta California, Volume 84, Number 130, 10 May 1891
Everett Bee and Maud Younger at the same party
and
Wikipedia entry for Maud Younger

Colonel Bee and new Consul General visited Collector.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 22, 1891. p. 8 (1 page)

San Francisco Call, Volume 69, Number 181, 30 May 1891
Consul Bee at hearing for Chinese woman

Thomas Riordan was in New York.
Special Dispatch to the CHRONICLED F VERDENAL. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jun 7, 1891. p. 30 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 81, Number 94, 11 June 1891
Ah Tia and Poker Tom

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 23, 23 June 1891
Tan Young Sing was to be returned to China.

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 32, 2 July 1891
Board of Health wanted to keep Chinese out of public hospitals.

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 36, 6 July 1891
Everett Newton Bee at tennis party in San Rafael, California

Example of a Chinese registration card
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 8, 1891. p. 8 (1 page)

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 41, 11 July 1891
Conflict between the Attorney General and Consul Bee and the Exclusion Act

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 55, 25 July 1891
Ah Quong Tia killed by Indians near Bridgeport, California.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 81, Number 132, 25 July 1891
US Marshall investigated death of Ah Tia.

Colonel Bee went to Dunsmuir, California near Mount Shasta for a vacation.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 25, 1891. p. 10 (1 page)
Note: Dunsmuir was a stopover point for the “Mount Shasta Route”.
Alexander Dunsmuir was the son of Robert Dunsmuir. Alexander died at the age of 46 of alcoholism.
Frank M. Bee was the son of Colonel Bee. Frank M. Bee died at the age of 44 after he drank himself to death.
Alexander Dunsmuir’s wife died of typhoid fever.
Colonel Bee's wife had a prolonged case of typhoid fever.

Colonel Bee asked to investigate death of Ah Tia in Bridgeport.
Special Dispatches to the CHRONICLE. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 25, 1891. p. 3 (1 page)
Note: The distance between Bridgeport and Dunsmuir is about 350 miles.

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 58, 28 July 1891
Reverend A. W. Loomis died on July 26, 1891.
and
Reverend Loomis graduated from Hamilton College in 1841.
Frederick Bee and his mother lived in a house on campus. Hamilton College is located in Clinton, NY. Reverend Loomis was married in Clinton, NY in 1844.

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 58, 28 July 1891
Frederick Bee and William Bell released from liability for S. S. Foster bond.
Note: Apia is in the Samoan Islands.
and
Explanation of S.S. Foster bond case
Defense and Plaintiff arguments
Transcript record

OUTRAGE ON CHINESE: An Appeal for Aid to the Government Robbery, Arson and Murder Charged
Note: in Vallejo, California
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File); Jul 31, 1891

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 69, 8 August 1891
Consul Bee wrote letter regarding regulations of Chinese in transit.

Consul Bee objected to a Department of Treasury regulation.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 8, 1891. p. 5 (1 page)

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 36, Number 112, 10 August 1891
Transit of Chinese by railroad

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 71, 10 August 1891
Death of Judge Ogden Hoffman

Federal Justice in California: The Court of Ogden Hoffman, 1851-1891

Consul Bee was accused of hatching a scheme to test the Chinese Registration Law.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 11, 1891. p. 4 (1 page)

August 11, 1891 William F. Wharton Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States
Read pages 461 to 468 about attacks on Chinese merchants in Vallejo, California

August 13, 1891 Notes from Chinese Legation regarding Vallejo, California

Colonel Bee and instructions on Chinese traveling to Havana
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 13, 1891. p. 7 (1 page)

Consul Bee denounced Supreme Court decision about Chinese exclusion.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 14, 1891. p. 10 (1 page)

Colonel Bee, Albert Bee’s widow and Mamie Taylor visited Del Monte, California.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 17, 1891. p. 5 (1 page)
Note: Del Monte is in Monterey County, California.

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 79, 18 August 1891
F A Bee attended coming-of-age party.

Consul Bee commented on situation between Germany and China.
Special Dispatches to the CHRONICLE. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 20, 1891. p. 1 (1 page)

Consul Bee complained of Chinese travelers being manacled en route to El Paso, Texas.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 22, 1891. p. 10 (1 page)

Death of Consul Hockhofler
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 26, 1891. p. 10 (1 page)

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 88, 27 August 1891
Worthless Chinese bonds
See below for Index to Habeas Corpus Cases for the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco. I am including this article to demonstrate the amount of time between the time of arrival, June, 1890 and the date of the final decision, February, 1892.

Consul Bee was confused by advertisement supposedly written by consul to Colombia.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 1, 1891. p. 12 (1 page)

Reno Evening Gazette September 5, 1891
Colonel Bee compared San Francisco to Chicago.

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 98, 6 September 1891
Transcription of advertisement, "YUT SIE BIN IS THE CHINESE TRANSLAtion (kindly furnished by Consul Bee) for SUNNYSIDE. "
Note: read about the development of the Sunnyside District of San Francisco at this website.
Note: F. A. Bee's home in Placerville was named Sunnyside Ranch.

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 100, 8 September 1891
Judge Lorenzo Sawyer died.

History of the Life of Lorenzo Sawyer: A Character Study (1891)

Colonel Bee went to Judge Sawyer’s funeral.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 10, 1891. p. 12 (1 page)

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 104, 12 September 1891
F A Bee 64th birthday party

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 82, Number 34, 30 September 1891
Motive for Idaho Massacre
Notes from Chinese Legation dated 1887 and 1888.
An Illustrated History of Union and Wallowa Counties: With a Brief Outline of the Early History of the State of Oregon published in 1902.
The next three articles were published in 1887 and 1888.
Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 57, Number 126, 18 July 1887
Chinese were accused of being the murderers of Chinese miners at Snake River.
March 30, 1888 Oregon Scout
34 Chinese miners murdered
April 21, 1888 East Oregonian
Arrests made in murder of 34 Chinese miners.

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

Death of 34 Chinese in Oregon in 1887 was motivated by robbery.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 30, 1891. p. 10 (1 page)

More about 34 dead Chinese
Special Dispatches to the CHRONICLE. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 2, 1891. p. 2 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 82, Number 36, 2 October 1891
Statement about 34 Chinese miners murdered in Oregon in 1887

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 126, 4 October 1891
Everett Newton Bee elected director of Champerico and Northern Railroad company.Champerico is in Guatemala.

Test case of Chinese exclusion and certificates
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 27, 1891. p. 7 (1 page)

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 161, 15 November 1891
Vice-Consul Bee asked for investigation of San Francisco County Jail.

Consul Bee complained about conditions in the jail.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Nov 15, 1891. p. 20 (1 page)

Marshal Long inspected the jail.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Nov 16, 1891. p. 8 (1 page)

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 172, 19 November 1891
Montana versus the Chinese
Notes from the Chinese Legation
November 19, 1891 Anaconda Standard

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 173, 20 November 1891
Colonel Bee’s bond fee was investigated.

San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 183, 30 November 1891
Alleged relative of Chinese Consul murdered.

Opening of Hotel Colonial
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Nov 30, 1891. p. 5 (1 page)

Anti-foreign riots in China

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