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VOLUME XC— NO. 176.
CHINESE EXCLUSION CONVENTION COMES TO A MOST BRILLIANT CLOSE LOVES THE GOLDEN STATE. IF to* think that this delegation is going back: *n Washing ton to meet a Waterloo you do not know the delegation. Why, every mother and every daughter of California is involved In this battle. And do you thick that such men as we are, knowing that this conflict Is for the mothers and daughters and the children of California, will ever give up this battle? Trie* of "\o. no/*) I say to you, men, I know what honorable impulses brought yon here, and if there is any man who has come to this convention with anything in bin heart but a love for California let him "go *way back and tilt down." I will tell you how I feel abont this. If I knew that my resignation would bring about the passage of this bill I would write the telegram on this denk and send It to the Governor thin minute In order to make California free from this possible enme. And tlint In how I love her. (Ckeert.)— Excerpt from speech by Congressman Woods at Chinese Exclusion Convention. STRONG SPEECHES TO THE DELEGATES Sentiments Favoring Protection to American Labor Are Wildly Cheered. THE Chinese Exclusion Convention completed its labor? yesterday after the adoption of one <>f the most important as well as vipor ous memorials on the Chinese question ever addressed to the President and Congress of the United Elates. The attitude of the people of Cal ifornia and of the entire Pacific Coast to ward the problem of unrestricted immi gration of Asiatics to these shores as rep resented in the convention was distinctly outlined, and its language cannot fail to he understood in the East as being the Fpontaneous outburst of a united people n the imposition upon them i f a grievous wrong. The delegates gathered in force yester day morning and listened with enthusi asm to many speakers. Only one theme was discuss-ei, only one idea advanced, namely, unalterable resistance to the pro ject of unrestricted Chinese immigration to America. Tie danger of a Mongolian invasion In the event of the refusal of . :ess to re-enact the exclusion law wae pointed out in forceful language by all the speakers. The delegates choc-reel heartily at every patriotic sentiment voiced by the orators, and particularly when the necessity o* protecting Ameri can labor against foreign competition was urged. The members of the convention .6howed by their zeal t^at they were in accord with the speakers, whose senti ments they cordially indo-f>ed. The report of the comir.ittee on perma nent organization was tae first matter to engage the attention of the delegates et the morning session. The recommen dation that the temporary officers be made permanent was adopted amid cheers. It was expected that the memo l rial committee would be abl* to file its report, but the announcement by Chair man Geary that further time was re- Quired by the cotimittee resulted in the desired action beltg taken. There being sm> definite bufiinesi before the convention, The San Francisco Call. speechmaking was indulged in. Assistant Tnii^rj States District Attorney Duncan E. McKinlay was introduced by the chair, and that gentleman delivered an able ad dress in which he reviewed the Chinese question from the standpoint of the Dis trict Attorney's office. The legal aspects of the issue were capably presented, the peakcr's remarks at times evoking hearty applause. So favorably did he im press his hearers that at the close of his speech he was honored by a Tote of thanks for his brilliant oratorical effort. The Rev. Dr. William Rader followed with a witty address, in which he re viewed the Chinese question from the standpoint of morality and religion. His allusions to the vices prevailing in San Francisco's Chinatown, and of their ef fect upon the whole community, were im pressively advanced, and his remark that the proper place in which to Christianize the Chinese was in China and not in this country, evoked cheers. The address was replete with statistical information, and it was listened to with profound in terest by all present. Congressman Woods carried away the banner by a characteristic speech in which he informed the convention "that with its assistance all h— l couldn't beat the exclusion law." Woods was in deep earnest, and all his utterances were ac companied by vigorous gestures and a beating of the rostrum with a vigor that threatened to convert it into kindling wood. He assured the convention that the California delegation in Congress would never give up the exclusion fight, and when he sought to close what he termed his "razzle-dazzle" address, the crowd yelled lustily for more. Woods obliged the delegates further, and when he concluded the delegates gave him three hearty cheers. The closing address of the morning ses sion was by Mayor Snyder of Los An geles. During the afternoon the repre sentatives of various labor organizations SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1901. CONGRESSMAN WOODS ADDRESSING THE DELEGATES TO THE GREAT CHINESE EXCLUSION CONVENTION. HIS FERVID REMARKS RAISED THE MEMBERS TO A HIGH PITCH OF ENTHUSIASM AND THEY CHEERED HIM VOCIFEROUSLY THROUGHOUT HIS ABLE AND ELOQUENT SPEECH. RE-ENACTMENT OF THE EXCLUSION LAW IS DEMANDED BY CONVENTION J yf / HERE AS , The Chinese exclusion act, known as the "Geary law," will expire by limitation py May 24, 1902; and Whereas, The treaty betzveen this country and China concerning the restriction of immigration from the latter nation may, under its provisions, expire on March j, 1904; and Whereas, The roils that produced the necessity for the enactment of the present exclusion lazy, and the making of the present treaty with China, still exist in our midst, and dangers therefrom are as imminent nozv as they were when the present barrriers zvere established; and Whereas, Unless such barriers are maintained and vigorously guarded the invasion of Chinese laborers, thereby checked, zvill expose our people to a renewal thereof, with all its influences inimical to the interest of our zvage-earncrs and injurious to the general zvelfare; and Whereas, The beneficial results flozving from the operation of the said act have met the expec tations of the people in avoiding an increase of Chinese immigration and an aggravation of the many ez'ils thereof, therefore be it Resolved, By the Chinese Exclusion Convention of the State of California, composed of three thousand delegates representing the State, county and city governments and industrial and civic or ganisations in all parts of the State, First — That we demand the continuance of existing treaties ziith China and the re-enactment of the "Geary exclusion law" , Second — That we recommend that the California delegation in Congress act unitedly in the presentation of the bill to accomplish the purpose hereinbefore set forth and use their utmost endeavor to secure its immediate enactment into lazy. delivered brief addresses. Dr. William son, president of the Board of Health, talked, of the Chinese curse in San Francisco and frequently evoked ap plause. Mr. Taylor of the State Grange spoke in behalf ef the farmers of California, and in a logical speech showed the evil effects unrestricted im migration of Chinese to California, would exert upon rural pursuits in this State. The main event of the afternoon session was the reading and adoption of the me morial to President Roosevelt and to Congress. Prior to the filing of the re port of the committee Supervisor Reed's motion that a committee be appointed to wait upon Rev. Father Peter C. Yorke with the request that he address the coo vention was carried, and Reed was de tailed for the task. A motion to ad journ just before Rev. Mr. Yorke's arrival was voted down, and when the clergyman appeared he was warmly greeted. He spoke at some length, and at the conclusion of his speech several mo tions of more or less importance were made and carried. The convention then adjourned sine die. FARMERS GIVE SUPPORT. BIT, representative* of American labor liere assembled. I think I can say to yon that yon will find yon have a firm friend and supporter In the American farmer on this Issue, and when the American farmer thoroughly understands this subject yon need not fear the result. The American farmer Is no fool. He knows that his best and greatest market Is the home market, and he knows also that his best customer and his best friend Is the well-paid, well-housed, well-clothed and well fed American working-man. The refore, worktngmen of California, let your voice be heard on this snbject with no uncertain sonnd, and I feel assured that the farmers of this State and nation will rnlly to yonr standard and carry It, like onr boys In the late Spanish wnr did theirs, to complete and glorious victory.— Ex cept from speech delivered to Chinese Exclusion Convention by J. S. Taylor of Napa. MORAL AND LEGAL POINTS OUTLINED Convention Adopts Resolutions and Acts on Reports of the Committees. UPON the reconvening of tie Chinese Exclusion Convention in Metropolitan Temple yester day morning. Chairman Geary called for the report of t.ie committee on permanent or ganization and order of business. Secra tary Mason read tho following report, which was greeted with hearty applause: Mr. Chairman: Your committee on permanent ,organization and order of business respectfully submits the following report: First— We recommend that the temporary chairman, Hon. Thomas J. Geary, be continued as the permanent chairman of this convention. Second— We recommend that the following named gentlemen be selected by this convention to act as vice chairmen thereof, namely: James 1. Barry. C. A. Stark?. H. Rodgers." Third— We recommend that H. A. Mason, the temporary secretary of this convention be con tinued as the permanent secretary thereof, with the following named assistants: Charles Shae fer. T. F. Esan and C. D. Rogers. Fourth— That the committee consisting of five members at large and three members from each Congre«slonal District in this State, heretofore appointed by the chair as a committee on mem orial and resolutions, with the chairman of this convention added thereto, with power to In crease their number if in their Judgment they should deem the same necessary, be continued a permanent committee to take such action as in their Judgment may be necessary *o aid in the passage of a Chinese exclusion act. And upon the order of business we recommend to this convention the following: First— The report of the committee on memo rial and resolutions. Second— Addresses by invited speakers. i Third— Adjournment. f PRICE FIVE CENTS. Louis Wallenctein moved that the re port as read be adopted and concurred in by the convention. This was done. As the committee on resolutions and memorials was not ready to report, upon motion oy Delegate Johnston of Napa its member 3 were granted further time. LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE CHUTESE QUESTION Brilliant Address by Assistant United States District Attorney Duncan E. McXinlay. D. E. ITcKinlay, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Cali fornia, was introduced to the convention and delivered a stirring and forcible ad dress. He enlightened the delegates on the scope of the Geary act. He had many wise suggestions, and his remarks were listened to with deep "interest. In pa-t he said: Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Conven tion: I apprehend that the invitation extended by the managers of this convention, to tho United States Attorney's office to participate In these proceedings arose from a desire on the part of the managers to place before the convention the data and the information which that office could furnish concerning: the practical operation of the Chinese exclusion law. As to the desirability of the re-enactlon of the Chinese exclusion laws there can be no que3tion. This great convention — composed of delegates from every part of our commonwealth of Cali fornia— delegates representing every firm of Continued on Page Twow