WANT CHINESE ON THE FRONT
MAY BE SENT EAST OF TELEGRAPH HILL
The white persons and Chinese who are debating the position of a permanent Chinatown away from the old district have as yet come to no agreement.
Wednesday Chung Hsi, the Chinese Consul, and O Wyang King, Vice-Consul, accompanied A. Ruef on a tour of inspection of the outlying districts of the city. The General Relief Committee had suggested Hunter's Point for the permanent location of the Celestials. When the ground was surveyed, however, the Consul and his aides intimated that they would not be satisfied with that district. A large stretch of territory in the Potrero was also shown, but the Chinese again displayed dissatisfaction.
There is now under consideration a plan for locating them to the east of Telegraph Hill. Chung Hsi desires the Chinese to be treated with the same consideration and courtesy accorded Caucasians.
committee's protestations that what it intends is for the benefit of the
Chinese is received with suspicion on the part of the Chinese. Ruef said
yesterday that he was informed that many of the Chinese merchants had canceled
orders for goods, with the expectation of leaving San Francisco permanently.