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No Knowing When Their
Launch Will Be Ready.
A CONTRACT WITH A STRING
CONTRACTOR HAS HIS OWN
TIME TO FINISH THE JOB.
Russian Bark Wertbury From Hong
kong Will Be Chartered to
Load a General Cargo
The Golden Gate Union of Christian En
deavor is in rather a quandi-- over the
g-asollne launch that it contracted for
over a year ajro. The question of a boat
of this "kind for taKinp the Endeavorers
out to different ships in the bay as occa
sion required was discussed at many
meetings, but the possibility of building
one was never in Bight until after the con
vention of 1597. When ail expenses of that
reunion had been paid there was a sur
plus! which was timed over to the Gold
en Gate Society to serve as a nucleus for
the new launch. More funds were then
forthcoming, and the contract for the
bent was let. Everything in the agree
ment was shipshape save that no time for
the completion of the work was set. In
stead there was a -lause which says the
contractor shall "devote all his time to
the construction of the boat."
For a time everything went along:
tnlnffly and advance payments were
ley became due. Now, how
ever, the work is lagging and nothing can
POSTED AS MISSING.
The British Bark Midas, Now Out 159 Days From Nagasaki for This Coast,
Has Been Given Up as Lost. The Willscott and Midas Left Japan About
the Same Time, and the Willscott Arrived Here April 13 Under a Jury
Rig. She Had Been Caught in a Terrific Storm and Nearly Went
Down. It Is Thought the Midas Was in the Same Gale.
be done because the contractor is devot- ]
Ing all his time to the boat. His explana- j
tion is that he took the contract too low j
and cannot afford to hire labor. There- I
fore he is doing all the work himself. In
the meantime the Endeavorers have to
hire a launch every Saturday night when
they visit some one or other ship In the
stream, and some of the members are
beginning to think that they will soon
have paid the cost of a launch In boat
The passengers and crew of the Pacific
Mall Company's steamer Starbuck had a
good laugh over a celebra...on which took
place in Ocos, Central America, while the
steamer was there. About 600 Spaniards
and half Spaniards had got together and
wine was flowing, speeches were being
made, dancing and a general jollification
wad in full swing, all In honor of Admi
ral Cerveras victory over the American
fleet at Santiago de Cuba. Ihe Ameri
cans aboard the steamer thought it would
be a shame to dampen the ardor of the
celebrants, so the Spaniards are still in
ignorance of the true state of affairs. The
chances are that had the Spaniards been
told that Cervera's fleet had been de
stroyed by the Americans and that the
admiral and his men "were prisoners in
the United States they would not have be-
The steamer Humboldt arrived at St.
Michael on the 10th inst. That informa
tion is due to the fact that the steamer's
whistle, once heard, could i" recognized
again among a thousand. It was formerly
the whistle of the old steamer Humboldt
that was wrecked, and every captain on
the coast knows its toot. \\ hen the
steamer Roanok* was leaving St. Michael
a thick fog hung over the water. Away
in the distance a steamer s whistle was
heard, and the chief engineer of the
Roanoke. after listening a moment said
"that steamer Is the Humboldt. That
would give the latter vessel la days in
which to discharge her cargo and pas
sengers and get back here on schedule
tlm he J Bmish bark Midas has been posted
at Lloyd's as missing. She left Nagasaki
for this coast 109 days ago in company
with the British bark Willscott. The lat
ter Vessel was aught in a terrific hurri
cane and put in here dismasted on April
13 last. The Mklas is supposed to hays
been caught in the same gale and went
down. She was a new vessel on her maid
tn The British bark Gwynedd from Ore
con for Cork has been compelled to put
fnto Durban. South Africa, with th. loss
of all her boats and her cargo shifted.
The French bark Pierre Cornellle.
which left here on February 23 for Capo
Town, has not been heard from since
she Failod. Underwriter! are now pay
ing SO guineas per cent to reinsure her.
•■ fhe steamer Czarina and bark Harry
Morse arrived yesterday with coal for
the Black Diamond Company. These
shipments come in the nature or a god-
F«nd, as the company's yards have been
bare of coal for nearly a week.
The schooner Enterprise, while beating
•out of the bay yesterday, ran into the
" Russian bark "Westbury. The schooner
lest her headgear and the captain ■ had
her towed to the mud flats. The barn
was chafed and had some of her plate*
The Weetbury came here from Hong
kong with a general cargo and as soon as
she has discharged will probably load
for Manila. Captain Tackon ha.- been
offered a charter to go to the Philip
pines, and a bargain will probably- be
Btruck to-day. Tlie Weatbury was : built
by William Pile &. Co. of Sunderland in
1567, and although the firm has gone out
of existence, the ship Is still as stanch
as the day she was ; launched. She ; ha«,
first-class passenger accommodations ana*
was for years ;In the Tasmanian trad*.
She was formerly commanded by Captain
Nutsford, who : lost the , ship Spendthrift
on Dungenness reef. >
The steamer Centennial * was again ex
amined by the authorities yesterday.
Major Long, ■: Captain Metcalf : Lloyd's
surveyor • Messrs. Bolles and Bulger,-
United ■ States ;. Inspectors .of '■■< hulls ana
boilers ; ' Harry • Tabrett, marine . superin
tendent ; of r > the ; Risdon ? Iron '.Works •" and
Captain -.Griffith ; agent -' of ■< the vessel : all
, went to Hunters; Point dry dock, where
the I Centennial • is «■ docked, ••" and > made I' a.
thorough examination of her. What ; their
conclusions were will not be made known
until their report has been made.
The tearing down of the old ferry depot
and po-tonace is progressing rapidly. The
contractors have thirty days in which to
c the buildings, and judging by tho
progress that is being made they will
be finished well within their time. Yes
terday the workmen recovered about $11
In change which had fallen through
cracks in the floor and had worked down
gh the wainscoting under where
the old ticket corridors used to be. The
Sausalito ferry depot was moved into the
new depot yesterday, and now all the
ferry lines are using their offices in the
ACCUSED OF LIBEL.
F. Dryschel and His Wife Sue Frank
S. Kane and J. S. Bannennan.
Several weeks ago a petition was filed
by Frank J. Kane, through his attorney,
John S. Bannennan. asking that the pe
titioner be appointed guardian of the per
son and estate of Frank Osborn. an in
competent In the petition it was alleged
•hat John H. Engel. George N. Engel and
Mary A. Druschel conspired together to
deprive Osborn of his interest in the es
tate of Elizabeth Engel. That such is a
tact the accused deny and yesterday filed
suit .n the Superior Court against' Kane
i annerman, asking that they be
awarded $50Oj damages against the de
fendants for the "false and defamatory"
statements they caused to be published.
At the time of the filing of the guardian
ship petition Mr. Bannerman stated that
the case was well established, and in con
sequence he nor his client fear the out
come of the present action for libel.
Its Membership Now Runs to Nearly
One Thousand Firms.
At the regular meeting of the board of
directors of the Merchants' Association
held yesterday tha following nineteen
new members were elected: Joseph F.
Brouchoud, California Tool Works.
Georgo \V. Caswell & Co.. Frank East
man & Co., A. J. Forbes & Son, The n.
F. Goodrich Co., Hinz & Plagemann. The
John M. Klein Electrical Works, 11. M.
Levy, Colin Mackenzie, Louis P. McCart} .
Moss & Co., J. C. Pascoe, John M. Petti
grew, Fred P. Schuster, J. Seidl & Co.,
Standard Oil Company, United State*
Glass Company and Jacob Wollner.
The secretary reported that in response
to the resolutions favorable to the ean>
construction of the Nicaragua Canal, re
cently forwarded to each membei of Con- I
gress from the Pacific Coast States, fay- j
orable replies were received from Sen- ,
atora John P. Jones of Nevada, George ,
\Y. Mcßride of Oregon, George C. Per- i
kins of California, and Representative* ;
Loud. Hilborn. De Vries and Maguire of
California and Tongue of Oregon. Messrs. i
and Lewis of Washington. They
each replied that they would do all in their |
power to hasten the construction ana '
completion of the canal.
For the ready reference of all mem
bers of the association and the readers of
the Review, the board decided to have
5000 copies of the schedule of war taxes as
prepared by the attorney of the assocla- j
tion printed and distributed with each
number of the Review on or before Au- j
trust 1. This schedule will contain an ■
indexed alphabetical list of all the articles j
subject to the tax, with the amount of
the tax stated, and will be so arranged as
to be valuable for quick reference.
JUDGES DIFFER ON
THE BANKRUPTCY LAW i
HAVE THE STATE COURTS ,
Consensus of Opinion That the Fed
eral Act Has Succ^ded and
Is Now Operative in
"This act shall go into full force and
effect upon Its passage; provided, how
ever, that no petition for voluntary bank
ruptcy shall be filed within one month of j
the passage therof, and no petition for ;
involuntary bankruptcy shall be filed
within four months of the passage i
"Proceedings commenced under State ;
insolvency laws before the passage of
this act shall not be affected by it."
These two concluding clauses of the new
i national bankruptcy law have occasioned
many differences of opinion between Cali
fornia jurists, and in consequence local
attorneys are much interested. Judge 1
Hall of Alameda County has decided that |
las no petition can be filed in the United
, States courts until one month after the
I passage of the act, which took place on
July 1. the State courts have Jurisdiction
; until that time. Judge Hall bases his
I opinion. It is said, on the decision of the
case of Martin vs. Berry, where it was ;
held that the national bankruptcy act of ■■
ISG7 did not deprive the State courts of j
Jurisdiction until the date upon which
petitions could be filed in the United
States courts. Judge Belcher of this city,
however, has held, in an ex-parte pre
sentment, that the Federal law went into
full effect on July 1. and succeeded and '
is now operative instead of the State law
It is stated that Judge Jones of Contra
Costa County has decided the question
in accordance with Judge Belcher's opin
The wording of the last clause In the ■
new act, "Proceedings commenced under '
State insolvency laws before the passage
of this act shall not be affected by it "
certainly leaves the inference that pro
ceedings commenced after the act will be
affected by it. and owing to this conclu
sion the consensus of opinion leans in
favor of the decision rendered by Judge i
Belcher. ■ ■
. ♦ .
In the Divorce Courts.
Maud F. Coyne was granted a divorce
from her husband, Frank H. Coyne, yes
terday, on the ground of willful neglect
Mary A- Bryant was granted a divorce
from John H. Bryant on the ground of
extreme cruelty. Mrs. Bryant was award
ed the custody of her children. Mrs. Grace
Vezey was granted her appllcantion for
a divorce from Charles D. Vezey. The
decree was granted on the ground of will
If the lead in your pencil Is poor, try the
famous "'Koh-I-Noor." •
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1898.
The San Francisco Nine
WORKED LIKE VERY DEMONS
AN IMPROVEMENT NOTED IN
Manager Swanton Turned Over a
New Leaf and Made the Boys
Get Up and Dig — Now
BY JOE CORBETT.
Last Sunday, before the biggest audi
ence that had ever attended the games at
Recreation Park, the Sand Crabs unmerci
fully defeated the San Franciscras.
The game was not what might be termed
a good one, for the reason that it was
too one-sided; yet it brought to view two
very important points, namely: that the
Sand Crabs have Improved wonderfully
since their last appearance here, and that
the San Franciscos Instead of doing like
wise, displayed the same old miserable
In the case of the latter I was noi
surprised, despite the fact that they hau
only recently participated in a thirteen
The form tney displayed In that mem
orable contest I attributed to Providence,
for I was ever of opinion that without
practice a tr-am cannot play steady ball.
It is possible, as the San Franciscos clear-
ly demonstrated in that great Stockton
game, for a team to occasionally pla>
superior ball; and the present standing of
the same team, In a slight manner, ad<3»
to the veracity of my opinion that a tean*
cannot play steady and winning ball with
The San Franclscos were a long timo
ln agreeing with me on this point. The>
were provokingly persistent in adhering to
the methods employed by them at the out
set, which consisted of one simple rule—
"play any old kind of ball and get tho
Whether it -was the awful drubbing
they received at the hands of the Sana
Crabs last Sunday, or the fact that peo
ple only turned out to see good games,
I am unable to state; yet the fact remains
that the San Franciscos have finally con.
descended to practice.
They not only condescended, but really
did turn out to a man on Tuesday aftei.
noon and worked like demons.
This little piece of news will no doubt
shock some of their supporters, and 1
might have done better had I conveyeu
the news more gently, but it was beyonfl
me to remain silent longer, and the reliei
resulting, I assure you, is astonishing.
However. I am not supposed to tell m>
own troubles in this article, and that, by
the way, is something I regret exceeed
That the San Franclscos are practicing
certainly is news of a cheering nature.
The fans as well as myself have long
wished for it, and now that it is a reality
an opportunity of gauging th*» merits of
the team and its probaole standing is as
sured. This, however, must be left open
for a brief period, or at least until we are
certain that the team intends a pursuance
of Its present methods. I can say tnis
much, however. If the team continues to
practice at least two days out of the week
and secure the services of another goM
pitcher their chances of bringing up the
tail end will no longer be looked for.
I was so taken up with their ( ?ame that
I spoke to tneir manager and askeu him
how he accounted for the splendid show
ing of his team. "Practice." he said;
"nothing more. I came to the conclusion
that to win games my team must prac
tice, and so called the boys together and
told them so. I at the same time told
them that they must meet at my office
twice a week and that I would have car
riages to take them to and from the
grounds. I also placed a fine of $5 on any
one failing to put in an appearance; and
another thing. I went with them to the
grounds and saw that they did practice.
The results you have seen. '
This version of the team's improvement
should speed them on. There is nr.
reason in the world why they should not
accomplish what the Sand Crabs have.
Last Sunday they were shut out by
them. and no one was in a better position
to understand the reason and to soe the
wonderful improvement than myself. If
the reason was not fully understood Mr.
Swanton's statement should convey it.
if the managers of the San Franciscos
would adhere to his policy they
would be a good team and a drawingcard.
If they are not ambitious enough to take
these steps in the hops of improving the
team, self pride should spur the boys on.
One day's practice is far from being
sufficient. A team must practice con
tinually, and. if this be Impossible, at
least two days of the week should be
devoted to it. Don't give up ye "Blue
Ribbons" now that the important wo»k
is on. Stick to it. and it won't be long
before big crowds will be in attendance
whenever you play. You were Just on the
verge of destruction. T«t providence has
been kind, and don't prove yourselves
ungrateful by practicing once or twice
and then giving up. And when you do
practice be sure that every man Is placed
in his proper and permanent position.
Put players in certain positions and keep
them there. Don't be changing around.
It demoralizes a team and spoils a player.
Hurrah for the Blue Ribbons!
Advances made on furniture and pianos, with
or without removal. J. Noonan. 1017-1023 Mission.
Produce Exchange Election.
The following new officers of the San
FranciFCD Produce Exchange were
chosen at the annual election yesterday:
H. Eppinger. president; Thomas Watson,
vice-president; James Hagg, treasurer;
committee of appeals — F. Dalton, H. Du
tard. J. J. Mone, C. S. Laumelster and H.
School Board's Experts
Submit Their Reports.
A LARGE SHORTAGE FOUNn
MORE SHINGLES USEx> THAN
Derham Wants the Election of
Teachers to Take Place in
Open Meeting of the
President Barrington submitted to the
Board of Education last night the report
of the experts appointed by him to in
vestigate the lumber frauds unearthed
by the Grand Jury recently. The report,
as stated by Mr. Barrington, was badly
jumbled up and prepared in a great
hurry. His apparent haste to get it be
fore the Grand Jury, which was seconded
by the other members of the board, ap
pears to be the only reason for its present
About all that could be made out of it
was the totals, which showed that the
department had purchased 724,407 feet of
lumber during the last tiscal year, and
the experts could only trace 649,714 feet,
leaving a shortage of 74,693 feet. The
president, however, reduces this shortage
by 15,000 feet by explaining that that
amount was used at the Durant School
and not credited by the experts.
The experts also found that the de
partment had used 55' JO more shingles
than had been purchase* during the year.
Mr. Barrington had this explanation to
offer for the apparent miracle. He said
that some shingles had been used for
which bills have not yet been received.
As the report only covers the last fiscal
year, no reason can be assigned for hold
ing back the bills for these shingles near
ly a month unless it be that the depart
ment had so far exceeded the appropria
tion for last year that it is endeavoring
to hold back some of its expenditures to
the present year.
While the report cuts down the lumber
deficit found by the disinterested experts
employed by the Grand Jury, still an ad
mitted shortage of S.\4QS feet (accepting
Barrington's accounting for 15.000 feet as
correct; shows some pretty rotten work,
■without taking into consideration the dis
crepancy and the quality and consequent
cost price of the lumber, which the
board's experts considerately refrained
from touching upon.
The following contracts for repairs were
awarded: J. F. Byrne, for graining Web
ster School. $136, and Lincoln, $IS9; E. W.
Fuller, brick work on Washington Gram
mar, $112; Conlon & Shipman. for paint
ing and kalsomining. $ - JSS; same firm foi
doing the same work In the Lincoln
School, $495; W. ML Fletcher, bulkhead
ing Irving Primary $2^"j3; P. Abrahamson,
for ventilators for Washington Grammar,
Director Derham presented the follow
ing statement and amendment to the rules
which caused considerable consternation
among some of the directors. Under the
rules It went over for a week:
The members of this board have been re-
I quested by the chairman of the elementary
i committee to give to him the names of teachers
i to be appointed to places in the department.
i He states that there will be vacancies on the
; substitute list and the committee intends to
recommend that they be .fined. To my mind
the necessity for the appointment, and the ap
pointment of any teacher, is of sufficient Im
portance to require the consideration of the
entire board and should be taken out of the
hands of any committee of the board.
I desire at this meeting to submit for adop
tion an amendment to the , rules . making the
i appointment of any teacher a matter of open
I board proceeding. The name of the director
who proposes an applicant for appointment in
the department should not be withheld; it is
information to which the public is entitled, It
should be a matter of record and was a mat
ter of public record for year* prior to the
change of rule by this board.
Scores of teachers have been appointed and
our board records fail to show the name of
the director responsible for each appointment.
A reform in the procedure of electing a teach
er is necessary; It !s tardy, perhaps, but I hope
I that the board will effect it.
I ask for the adoption of the following
amendment to the rules: •
• >Vhen any vacancy exists in the teaching
force of the department, such vacancy shall
be reported to the board by the committee hav
ing charge of the department in which it ex
•If the board desires to fill suoh vacancy,
nominations for the election of a teacher shall
be made in open board and the name of the
nominating director and the vote on such elec
tion shall in all eases be recorded in the min
utes of the board and the name of the nom
inating director shall also be of record in the
book kept for that purpose.
"Unasslgned teachers or regular teachers
temporarily not in charge of a class, shall be
placed at the head of the substitute list of the
department and shall be considered aa a part
of such substitute list."'
Director Ragan presented a long re
port on needed changes In the course of
study in the high schools, and the board
decided to hold a special meeting next
Monday night to consider the matter, and
also the progress of work on the Mission
i High School.
It was decided to build a new class
j room to the Park Primary School and the
! architect was directed to prepare plans
for it. -.:'-■ ~'~0;~:-
PREPARATIONS MADE TO WEL
COME THE CONGRESSMAN.
Reception to Be Given at Metropoli
tan Temple on the Evening of
The final preparations for the reception
of Congressman James G. Maguire upon
his return to the city the last part of this
or the commencement of next month weru
arranged last evening by the Democratic
Central Club, and the programme for
rendition at Metropolitan Temple thai
will succeed the informal reception at
the ferry outlined. It was definitely de
cided to Invite the various Democratic or
ganizations of the city to participate in
the affair by sending their representa
tives as deputies to the regular commit
tee appointed to receive the Congress
man upon his arrival in this city.
A parade consisting of the members of
the regular Democratic and various other
clubs will be formed in front of the
Pythian Castle on Market street, and will
act as an escort from the ferry to Met
A resolution upon the necessity of ar
ranging the date for the Democratic State
convention In the near future was in
troduced and unanimously adopted. It
reads as follows:
Whereas, The success of the Democratic
party In this city and State depends ianjely
upon a full and fair discussion of the Issues of
the day: and whereas, the date for the meet
ing of the Democratic State convention has not
vet been fixed, and feeling the importance of
an early campaign in order to furnish time for
a full dlscueslon. the time for the meeting of
■aid State O mention should be Bet at as early
a dat» as possible: therefore be It
KHsolved. That the Secretary of this club
communicate with the chairman of the sub
committee of the State Central Committee,
having jurisdiction of said matter, and request
him to convene his committee forthwith and
fix an early date for the meeting of said con
Robbed His Employers.
"W. W. "Whyers, porter for Whlttier,
Fuller & Co., was yesterday held to an
swer before the Suporlor Court by Judge
Mogan on a charge of grand larceny in
$3(XX> bonds. The cases of M. J. Gallagher
painter, and Richard Barton, painter'
arising out of the same transactions, wili
be concluded to-day.
A Lively Blaze.
An alarm from box 452 yesterday after
noon was for a fire In a one-story dwell
ing owned by H. Stoddard at 15 Banks
street. Before the flames could be extin
guished damage to the extent of $500 was
done. The cause of the fire is unknown.
gates Army Con
CHINESE MINISTER COMPLAINS
Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald to
Report on the Shutting Out of
White Women on Army
"SAX FRANCISCO, June 7, 1898.
"Quartermaster General, Washing
ton, D. C:
"This depot does not and has not
knowingly, during my incumbency,
employed Chinese labor on uniforms
or anything else manufactured or
contracted for here. On two early
contracts, made some weeks ago, I
discovered that Chinese labor was
being employed, and immediately
canceled contracts. Representa
tives of labor organizations visited
me, and, after explanation, ex
pressed themselves as perfectly sat
isfied. I invited them to investigate
and assist in ascertaining which
contractors employed Chinese labor
and stated that I would at once an
nul contracts. All contracts and
orders require white labor only to
be employed. It 4s my earnest de
sire to avoid all labor complications
which will embarrass the depart
ment or myself, but if the depart
ment desires indorsement from
Chamber of Commerce, Board of
Trade or reputable business men,
they have been tendered.
"Quartermaster in Charge."
The telegram of which the foregoing is
a copy may lead to international difficul
ties, and if it prove not so serious an of
ficer of the army may have to answer
charges of having misled the department
It has all developed from the effort
made by the labor organizations of this
city to force the men who were awarded
Government contracts for army uniforms
to employ white labor. They turned the
bulk of the work over to Chinese, thus
depriving thousands of white men and
women of the opportunity to make a liv
ing. The first complaint came from the
women, who called attention to the fact
that Chinese were employed on Govern
ment work, contrary to the laws of the
Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald investi
gated the complaint, found it a just one,
and referred It to Congressman Magulre
at Washington, .tie in turn referred' it
to the Wax Department. Secretar-- Alger
commenced an investigation through
quartermaster General Ludington. In due
course of time the complaint again reach
ed this city. This time It was received'
by Major Long, the quartermaster in
charge of the Department of California.
In reply he indorsed it, with the state
ment that he had canceled the contracts,
and that business men of San Francisco
had offered him indorsement of his
The fact that contracts made with Chi
nese had been canceled was called to the
attention of the Chinese Minister at
Washington. The following correspond
ence, which gives the affair international
importance, is self-explanatory:
Department of State.
WASHINGTON, July 12, 1891.
His Excellency the Governor of California,
Sacramento, Cal. — Sir: I have the honor to
lnc!"se herewith a copy of a note from the
Chinese Minister at this capital. In which he
6tates that orders have been issued by the
Quartermasters' Department of the army to
contractors in San Francisco for army cloth
ing not to employ Chinese in the manufacture
of such clothing, thus making a discrimina
tion against his countrymen, in contravention
of the treaties between the United States and
The Minister adds that Labor Commissioner
Fitzgerald of your State has assumed the po
sition that none of the labor under these con
tracts should be given to Chinese, and that
the commissioner is gathering information as
to what portion of the contracts is being exe
cuted by Chinese, with a view to rescinding the
contracts or stopping payment thereon.
I beg to request that you will cause an In
vestigation to be made of the Minister's com
plaint, and that you will Inform the depart
ment o£ the result. Respectfully yours,
WILLIAM R. DAT.
Incloeure: From Chinese .Minister, No. 83,
July 5. 1838.
WASHINGTON, July 5. IS9B.
Hon. 'William R. Day, Secretary of State-
Sir: I deem it my duty, as the representative
of my Government, to bring to your attention
certain events which have transpired In the
city of San Francisco, to the serious injury of
Chinese subjects lawfully residents in the
Inited States, and entitled by treaty to the
peaceful pursuits of their industry.
It appears that the War Department of the
T'nitea States has let out contracts to certain
firms in San Francisco for the manufacture of
clothing and other supplies for the United
States Army, and that some of these firmt
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certain labor organizations and other persons
evil disposed toward Chinese laborers, and it
is understood that orders have been given
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practical effect of which is not to allow such
labor to be performed hereafter by the Chi
nese people. It is reported, for Instance. In
the San Francisco Examiner of May 22 last
that Major Oscar F. Long, assistant quarter
master of the United States Army, under
whose authority contracts were made, has
publicly made the following statement: "Com
plaints have been made to me that Chinese
labor has been employed In making some of
these garments (army clothing). For this
offense I have called two contractors before
me and rescinded their contracts with the
Government. I have told the representatives
of labor that if they bring the proof I will
rescind the contract of any merchant who em
ploys Chinese labor in filling Government con
A similar declaration of Major Long ap
peared In The San Francisco Call of June 1.
and other newspapers of that city confirm the
correctness of these reports.
It also appears that Labor Commissioner
Fitzgerald has assumed the position that none
of the labor under these contracts should be
gi\-en to Chinese, and that he la employing his
subordinate officers in gathering information
as tn what portion of the Government con
tracts are being executed by Chinese, with a
view of rescinding the contracts or stopping
payment on the same. Statements to this
effect will be found In the issue of the news
papers already cited.
It would hardly seem necessary to recall to
you the fact that my Government, out of def
erence to lim wishes of that of the United
States consented Jo amend the treaty which
allowed free immigration of Chinese subjects
into the United States, and agreetl to the laws
which henceforth prohibited the coming of all
Chinese laborers, and in return thereof the
Government of the United States solemnly
(stipulated to extend to the Chinese subjects in
the United States the most ample protection
and the free enjoyment of all the privileges
and rights granted to the citizens of the most
I feel sure that you will agree with me that
the conduct of Major Long and Labor Com
missioner Fitzgerald Is in direct violation of
the spirit and letter of the treaty, and that
the President, upon this note being brought to
his attention, will order an investigation to
be made in the respective department with a
view to putting an end to the illegal and un
just discrimination sought to be enforced
against the Chinese subjects lawfully in the
United States. I shall be pleased to be in
formed of any steps which may be taken to
this end. Accept, sir, etc.,
Adjutant General's Office,
SAN FRANCISCO. July 20. 1898.
Hon. E. L. Fitzgerald, Labor Commissioner,
Parrott Building, San Francisco— My Dear Sir:
I am directed by the Governor to forward you
enclosed copy of correspondence from the Sec
retary of State at Washington and the Chinese
Minister at Washington, which is self-explan
atory. The Governor requests that you imme
diately forward him a full report regarding
this matter, so that he may be able to make
proper explanation as per request from the
Department of State, Washington. Very re
spectfully, A. M BARRETT.
Governor Budd is at a loss to know,
why the matter was referred to him.
The officials of the State of California
have nothing whatever to do with the
letting 1 of contracts. Major Long is the
Governmental quartermaster, and the in
vestigation should properly be conducted
under the direction of United States offi
cials. If any treafy rights ha% - e been in
fringed they are the persons who are
"I have just received this correspond
ence from Governor Budd," said Labor
Commissioner E. L. FitzgeraM yesterday.
"I am glad that it has assumed this wider
scope. It Is pleasant to know that for
once the appeal of labor has reached the
ears of men hiijh in authority at Wash
, ington, even though it was through the
Instrumentality of Chinese.
"My report to the Government will be
an exhaustive one. It will embrace every
particle of correspondence, testimony and
evidence collected by myself and my dep
uties. It will be farreaching and will have
the effect of placing the work where It
belongs— with the women who are clam
oring for a chance to earn their living.
1 It will correct all the wrongs they have
I suffered at the hands of the quartermas-
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| he sent the telegram saying that con
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