NEW CHINATOWN NEAR FORT POINT
QUARTER REMOVED FROM PRESIDIO GOLF LINKS
Chinatown was moved to still another location yesterday. Following the action of Ruef's committee and the military authorities removing the Chinese from the foot of Van Ness avenue to the Presidio golf links, Charles S. Wheeler, heading a delegation of residents and property-owners, called upon the military authorities at the Presidio yesterday morning and objected to the establishment of the Oriental quarter so close to their homes, where the summer zephyrs would blow the odors of Chinatown into their front doors. As a result of their protest a new location was hurredly secured on the military parade grounds above Fort Point, where all that remains of San Francisco's Chinatown was installed before the noon hour.
Chairman Ruef of the committee on the location of Chinatown announced that this action had been approved by his committee, but he protested against any further interference with the work of the established committee for the reason that it might lead to trouble and confusion.
San Francisco's Chinatown on the parade ground above Fort Point is reported to contain exactly sixty Chinese. All other Chinese have left town, but it was announced yesterday on the authority of the Chinese Vice-Consul that 500 Chinese would return to town from Oakland today and that many more would come back as soon as accommodations were provided for them. The new temporary Chinatown will be under the control of the military authorities.
Tszchi, first secretary of the Chinese Legation at Washington arrived yesterday
and was in consultation with the Mayor and General Greely. He expressed
great satisfaction in the relief which had been extended to the Chinese
here and was anxious to learn when rebuilding work would begin.