Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s SS China
Arrive San Francisco
June 08, 1909
Captain Daniel Friele
From Hongkong 28 days, 13 hours, 15 minutes from Hongkong via Yokohama 17 days, 10 hours, 32 minutes, via Honolulu 6 days, 8 hours, 15 minutes. Passengers and merchandise to Pacific Mail steamship company.
LINER BRINGS A VALUABLE CARGO
Freight, Largest Carried by Ship Since War
Includes Raw Silk Worth $360,000
THE Pacific Mall liner China, Captain Daniel Frlele, arrived early yesterday morning from the Orient crowded to its full capacity with passengers and carrying the largest cargo that has been stowed in the China's holds since the days of the Russian Japanese war. The China brought 141 cabin passengers, 150 Asiatics and 23 in the steerage. The cargo included 508 bales of raw silk valued at $360,000, 9,242 chests of tea and 1,000 bales of gunnies.
The China on this voyage carried across the Paclllc the record number of children. There were 33 of them and they all seemed to be between 1 and 4 years of age. They were from India, Manila,China. Japan and Honolulu, and most of them were of American parentage. Many of the latter are on American soil for the first time.
Among the passengers was Surgeon Lewis Morris of the United States Navy, whose homeward journey was peculiarly sad. Accompanied by his wife, Dr. Morris left here seven months ago on the transport Crook assigned for duty at the Cavite Navy yard. The climate did not agree with Mrs. Morris and six weeks ago she died. Her body was brought home on the China and will be taken east by Dr. Morris and laid at rest near her old home.
The China anchored off Meiggs wharf about 3 o'clock a. m. had passed the doctor by 6:30, and by 9 o'clock was tied up at the Pacific Mail wharf.
June 9, 1909, San Francisco Call, San Francisco, California