YEAR 1892


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May 27, 1892 San Francisco Call illustration of Frederick A. Bee

1892 Langley San Francisco City Directory

1892 Great Register
Name Age Height Complexion Eyes Hair Job Birthplace Home Date
Frank M. Bee 39 5 foot 7 ¼ inches Dark Brown Gray Vineyardist New York Alhambra (Martinez, CA) October 24, 1892
Everett Newton Bee 30 5 foot 8 ¼ inches Light Blue Brown Clerk California 1923 California Street, San Francisco August 19, 1892


1892 map of San Francisco

1892 Department of State registry

F. A. Bee letter in "American Politics (non-partisan) From the Beginning to Date" written by Thomas Cooper and Hector Fenton 1892

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 34, 3 January 1892
Distinguished men of the times

Chu Yu Ling and the attitudes of Chinese
Special Dispatches to the CHRONICLE. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jan 3, 1892. p. 12 (1 page)

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 41, 10 January 1892
Albert Bee's widow was profiled.

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 61, 30 January 1892
Steamship Rio de Janeiro quarantined on Angel Island.

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 37, Number 106, 4 February 1892
Shipmate of Richard Henry Dana died.

Letter about actions taken against Chinese residents of Butte, Montana
February 14, 1892 Anaconda Standard

One page of the February 6, 1892 edition of The Boston Real Estate Record and Building News
Albert W. Bee was a publisher of this weekly until late February, 1892.
Thank you to the Boston Public Library and the Marin County Library

Pacific Rural Press, Volume 43, Number 6, 6 February 1892
Agricultural notes for Contra Costa County

February 9, 1892
Order from Ninth District Court for Thomas Riordan to appear on February 12
Cases 9640 - 10321
I added this link because detainees were alleged to be merchants and all of the detainees were remanded.

Disagreement between Collector Phelps and Consul Bee
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Feb 24, 1892. p. 3 (1 page)

List of consular officials at San Francisco Consulate

Samuel Fuller’s bond in court San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Mar 5, 1892. p. 5 (1 page)

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 95, 5 March 1892
Samuel Fuller's bond in court

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 37, Number 137, 6 March 1892
Maggie Culbertson's exciting trip with Chinese girl
and
San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 97, 6 March 1892
More about Maggie Culbertson's trip

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 104, 13 March 1892
Mrs. James C. Flood listed as a millionaire.
James C. Flood and Frederick Beee were both passengers on the ship, Elizabeth Ellen, in 1849.

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 110, 20 March 1892
Consul Bee and California’s exclusion law

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 111, 21 March 1892
Lack of enforcement of Chinese registration law

Boycott of Karkuk Company and $5 registration fee
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Mar 21, 1892. p. 10 (1 page)

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 117, 27 March 1892
Walt Whitman dead

Chinese man and test of registration law
Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Mar 29, 1892. p. 12 (1 page)

Ten years of Chinese arrivals and departures

Woman’s Occidental Board of Foreign Missions
Presented April, 1892
19th Annual Report
Three hundred and fifty persons have found protection in the Home since its founding. Customs House officials say that there are 1,500 Chinese women in San Francisco; the Chinese Consulate puts the number at about one half that of Customs’ figures.

April 1, 1892
City Clerk of Port Townsend, Washington telegraphed to Consul Bee about leper.
Courtesy of Jefferson County Historical Society

Special Dispatch to the CHRONICLE. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File) San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 3, 1892. p. 16 (1 page)
THE COOLIE AGAIN; A Very Thin Yarn About Retaliation A Chinese Petition to the Emperor ... Bee Calls a New York Paper's Sensation a Pure Fabrication
Note: Colonel Bee denied existence of petition signed by Chinese to encourage Emperor to take action against USA.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 83, Number 37, 4 April 1892
Article about highbinders

Constable of Sausalito accused of wrongful arrest and imprisonment for the purposes of obtaining payment for release.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 6, 1892. p. 12 (1 page)

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 127, 6 April 1892
Undercover operation by Chinatown Squad

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 130, 9 April 1892
Protest against raids

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 140, 19 April 1892
Judge Deady decided case of Gee Lee.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 83, Number 51, 20 April 1892
Winters - Vacaville earthquake

Chinese in Portland, Oregon telegraphed Colonel Bee about death while Tom was in police custody.
Special Dispatches to the CHRONICLE. San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 22, 1892. p. 3 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 83, Number 53, 22 April 1892
Chinese citizens in Portland, Oregon wanted Colonel Bee to be present at inquest.

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 143, 22 April 1892
Chinese citizens in Portland, Oregon wanted Colonel Bee to be present at inquest.

Death of Tom in the Oregonian
April 20, 1892 Oregonian
April 22, 1892 Oregonian
April 26, 1892 Oregonian
April 28, 1892 Oregonian
May 4, 1892 Oregonian
May 7, 1892 Oregonian
Thank you to Scott Daniels, Reference Librarian, Oregon Historical Society

Consul Bee and relatives planned to travel to Santa Barbara to attend a flower show.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 25, 1892. p. 5 (1 page)
Santa Barbara Flower Festival
San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 146, 25 April 1892
Santa Barbara Flower Festival

April 25, 1892
Senator John H. Mitchell's anti-Chinese speech

Reaction to Exclusion Act
from Notes from the Chinese Legation in the United States to the Department of State

Richard Biddle Irwin of Pacific Mail Steamship scandal died.

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 151, 30 April 1892
Mob whipped Chinese prisoner in Yakima, Washington.

May 2, 1892 The Argonaut
Santa Barbara flower festival
Consul F. A. Bee, Mrs. S. L. Bee, Mr. Frank Bee, Miss Mary Taylor, Miss Stella Mills, and Miss Mamie Riordan have returned from the flower fete at Santa Barbara.

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 38, Number 25, 6 May 1892
Chinese Exclusion Act
and
Description of Geary Act

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 158, 7 May 1892
Samoan land in dispute

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 160, 9 May 1892
F A Bee had been visiting Portland.
Colonel Bee left Portland on the evening of May 6, 1892.

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 163, 12 May 1892
Over nine hundred quarantined on Angel Island.
Occidental Medical Times October 1892
Quarantine station

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 164, 13 May 1892
Samoa was quiet.

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 168, 17 May 1892
Colonel said he had never heard of two Chinese who were supposedly asking the President of Mexico for concessions for Chinese.
Note: compare this link to this article that outlines project for railroad in Mexico. August 14, 1890 Daily Alta
Proposed Mexican railroad project

May 21, 1892
Chinese Imperial decree prohibited anti-foreign publications.

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 173, 22 May 1892
City of Peking and habeas corpus cases

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 174, 23 May 1892
Pioneer priest died in Martinez, California.

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 176, 25 May 1892
Double wedding
and related article from 1896
San Francisco Call, Volume 80, Number 168, 15 November 1896
what happens when the native-born Chinese population increases

Transcription from San Francisco Municipal Reports for the Fiscal Year 1891-92 Ending June 30, 1892, Coroner’s Report, Page 31, TABLE No. 4- Continued
May 26, Frederick A. Bee, Property and to whom delivered
Bank book to account with Bank of California No. 318, pocket-book and papers, watch (yellow metal) Elgin and National Co. No. 2,691,504, locket (yellow metal) with white stone, purse and cash twenty-one dollars and fifty cents, one screw stud (white stone), one collar button (yellow metal), two cuff buttons (white metal), two copper cents, bunch keys, pair eye-glasses, knife, tobacco pouch, Menthol pencil, three silk handkerchiefs.
June 14 to F.M. Bee and Thos. D. Riordan
Note: Watch was manufactured in 1887.
Bank of California – James Flood and China mentioned.

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 178, 27 May 1892
Jury and a deck of cards

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 178, 27 May 1892
Death of Consul Bee
and
Death notice of Colonel Bee


Colonel Bee dead
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 27, 1892. p. 12 (1 page)
COLONEL BEE DEAD; The Chinese Consul Expires Suddenly Stricken Down on Sansome Street A Well-Known pioneer who has Been in Public Life for Over a Generation

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 83, Number 83, 27 May 1892
Death of Colonel Bee

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 38, Number 46, 27 May 1892
Announcement of Colonel Bee's death and article about Senator Stewart
and
Senator Stewart sponsored Senate Bill 3956 in 1890 to relieve Mr. Bee and William Bell of liability for Samuel Foster's bond.

May 28, 1892 San Francisco News Letter page 14
Obituary in The-Looker-On

Transcribed from the May 28, 1892 Contra Costa Gazette
“A telegram from San Francisco on Thursday announced the sudden death of Col. F. A. Bee, Chinese Consul in San Francisco. Col. Bee some few years since purchased a fine tract of 200 acres in Alhambra Valley near Martinez, which he had greatly improved, and made it a handsome and valuable country home. Here he had designed to pass the remainder of his days when relieved from the cares of official life. He was esteemed as a good citizen and neighbor and for the public spirit he manifested for improvements in the county. Three years ago the wife of Col. Bee died almost as suddenly at the country home. The circumstances of Col. Bee's death are thus related in the Call (San Francisco Call Newspaper).
Col Bee had just left the Customhouse, and was going up Washington Street, he turned into Sansome, stopping for a few seconds in front of Stesovich's store, as he was in the habit of doing every time he passed the place. About dour feet behind him walked Chauncey M. St. John, bookkeeper for the surveyor of the Port. When Consul Bee arrived at the store he reached forward towards a big bunch of bananas which hung suspended from the awning over the sidewalk. Suddenly he staggered, and before Mr. St. John could catch him he fell forward on the sidewalk, breathing heavily. When Consul Bee fell a number rushed to his assistance and inquired of him what was the matter. But he spoke not, for the hand of death was upon him.
Mr. St. John assisted by Col. J. F. Evans, Special Agent of the Treasury, and Attorney Thomas A. Riordan, who had just arrived on the scene, carried Consul Bee into the office of Mr. Stesovich, where every effort was made to revive the unfortunate gentleman. Consul Bee's face flushed and he opened his mouth as if to speak , then his head fell back, and it was soon apparent that the old Consul had gone to join his Maker.
Col. Bee had been subject to heart disease, and to his friends that knew this, the suddenness of his death does not create the surprise that was excited in the public generally. He leaves an only son, Frank M. Bee, who has charge of the property in this vicinity.
The deceased was a native of Oneida County, N.Y. and was 67 years of age."
NOTE: My research indicates he purchased 104 acres.

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 178, 27 May 1892
"Handsome Billy" Boyd, former Chinese Inspector at the Custom House, killed himself.

List of notable deaths in 1892

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 179, 28 May 1892
Consul Bee’s funeral arrangemenets

Colonel Bee death notice
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 28, 1892. p. 8 (1 page)

Colonel Bee’s funeral information announced.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 28, 1892. p. 10 (1 page)

May 28,1892 - Sierra Club founded in San Francisco by John Muir, who lived in Martinez, California.
From website, "Club leads effort to defeat a proposed reduction in the boundaries of Yosemite National Park."

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 180, 29 May 1892
Pioneer reminiscences
William Webb's shipbuilding academy

Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1892
I am including this report because A. W. Bee fought in the Indian Wars in El Dorado County.

Funeral for Colonel Bee
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 30, 1892. p. 9 (1 page)

San Francisco Call, Volume 71, Number 181, 30 May 1892
Funeral for Colonel Bee

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 1, 1 June 1892 — REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Transcription: "Frederick A. Bee to Frank M. Bee lot on 8 line of Pine Street, 107 E of Laguna, E 30 by 8 137: 6: $1"
The corner of Pine and Laguna was two blocks from Lafayette Square.
Note: this notice was in the newspaper after the death of Colonel Bee.

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 4, 4 June 1892
Colonel Bee’s bequests
Information about Robert Park

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 4, 4 June 1892
Thomas Riordan commented on Bee's salary and why a caucasian is no longer needed.

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 8, 8 June 1892
George Bromley was rumored to Consul Bee’s replacement.

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 18, 18 June 1892
Sierra Club incorporated.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 83, Number 109, 27 June 1892
Patrick Dorney, founder of the "Order of Caucasians", died.

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 29, 29 June 1892
Chinese transportation and bonds

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 83, Number 123, 13 July 1892
Death of Cyrus W. Field

San Francisco Chronicle 28 August 1892
Frank M. Bee has applied for letters of admininstration on the $40,000 estate of Catherine M. Bee.

September 1, 1892 - Otis McAllister opened by James Otis, M. Hall McAllister and Everett Newton Bee. Read about this company
Otis McAllister .

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 98, 6 September 1892
Capitalists and workers

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 102, 10 September 1892
Proclamation against registration

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 103, 11 September 1892
Chinese proclamation and Thomas Riordan, attorney

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 112, 20 September 1892
Chinese Six Companies reacted to the Geary Act.

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 115, 23 September 1892
Mass meeting of Chinese in New York
Appeal of the Chinese Equal Rights League
Wong Chin Foo established Chinese Equal Rights League.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 84, Number 57, 26 October 1892
Black Beetles in Amber by Ambrose Bierce
Colonel Bee named in poem from Black Beetles in Amber.

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 175, 22 November 1892
Otis McAllister veruss Pacific Mail in the coffee-carrying trade
George Gould, son of Jay Gould, was President of the Pacific Mail Steamship.

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 176, 23 November 1892
Mrs. Joseph Tape, photographer and telegrapher

San Francisco Call, Volume 73, Number 20, 20 December 1892
A picture of Consul Bee at the Chinese Merchants’ Exchange

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 84, Number 108, 24 December 1892
North American Navigation Company articles of incorporation

Pacific Rural Press, Volume 44, Number 26, 24 December 1892
Otis McAllister was consignee of coffee from Guatemala

. San Francisco Call, Volume 73, Number 26, 26 December 1892
Mrs. James Otis, Mrs. Hall McAllister and 198 other ladies

RETURN TO 1890 to 1899


January 10, 1892 San Francisco Call
Illustration of Albert W. Bee's wife, Sophronia Louise Bee