Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


Hong Kong Maru

Arrive San Francisco

August 14, 1906, San Francisco Call, San Francisco

Hongkong Maru Lands Her Passengers Early
Smooth Seas Favor Liner All the Way Across Pacific.

The Japanese liner Hongkong Maru, Captain Ernest Bent, which arrived late Sunday night passed quarantine early yesterday morning and was in her berth at the Pacific Mail wharf by 7:30 a. m. The Hongkong had on board about fifty cabin passengers and 2,264 tons of freight. The cargo included 269 bales of raw silk, 14,020 chests of tea and 905 rolls of matting.

The Hongkong was favored with unusually fine weather. From Yokohama to Honolulu the glassy surface of the Pacific was unruffled and from Honolulu the great body of water did nothing to belie its name.

In spite of the stillness, however, J. B. Duncan, secretary to W. H. Avery, general manager of the company, nearly died of seasickness. From Yokohama to the Golden Gate he was under the care of the liner's surgeon. When Duncan left here his athletic figure filled with veil-tailored smoothness such of his carefully selected and modishly made wardrobe as he took with him. His mal-de-mer left him when the Hongkong entered the bay, but the tribute he had paid to Neptune had exacted a heavy toll on his embonpoint and the clothes that fitted the man that was hung in mournful wrinkles on the gaunt frame of the ocean's victim. Dr. Hauxhurst says his patient will be fatter than ever in a few weeks, and in spite of his present weakness Duncan is cheering up at the prospect of being able to throw a well-defined shadow at an early date.

Colonel George French of the Salvation Army, who has been in the Orient for his health, was a passenger on the Hongkong as far as Honolulu. He is coming to the mainland on the Korea, which arrived at the island port yesterday.

The Life Cycle of a Silk Worm and Silk Culture
A. Reichert

Among the passengers on the Hongkongwas Major Ygirs Miyata, a medical officer of the imperial Japanese army. He purposes spending several months in the Eastern hospitals. Y. Sakurai, a wealthy Japanese silk importer of New York, was also a passenger on the liner.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Cornwall of this city, who have been traveling in the Orient for some months, returned on the Hongkong. They were at Honolulu, outward bound, when they learned of the calamity which befell this city April 18, and would have returned but for the receipt of cables from friends here advising them to continue their Journey. They came back sooner than they had intended, however, and it is not unlikely that Mr. Cornwall will again enter the commercial whirl. He retired from business about two years ago and yesterday he declared that a life of leisure did not realize his dream. He was tired of it, he said, and he thought the best use he could make of his distaste for idleness would be to pitch in and do his share in rebuilding San Francisco.

The Hongkong's passengers were:

From Hongkong: E. B. Black, Mrs. N. B. Black, W. H. Bradley, Mrs. W. H. Bradley, Chaplain W. G. Cassard, U. S. N., Mrs. J. W. Haussermann, Mrs. J. H. Martin, H. S. McCaskey, Rev. F. L. Snyder. Mrs. L. P. D. Snyder, Leroy Snyder, Walter Snyder, Miss Mabel Snyder, Master Frank L. Snyder, H. C. White.

Kobe: J. B. Speed, Mrs. J. B. Speed, Craik Speed.

Yokohama: W. H. Avery. Mrs. W. H. Avery, A. W. Cornwall, Mrs. A. W. Cornwall, H. J. Crocker, Mrs. Mary L. Crocker, Miss Marion P. Crocker, Master Harry Crocker, Miss Kate Crocker, Master Clark Crocker, Miss Mary J. Crocker, Miss F. Breuner, Miss Helene Franx, J. B. Duncan. Dr. C. H. Foster, Mrs. Edith I. Foster, C A. Guldenaar, Mrs. Ida Guldenaar, Kaijiro Kondo, J. H. Martin, Miss Yae Mase, Major Yujiro Miyata, M. D. I. J. A., Motoichi Mizusaki, Professor W. E. Ritter, Mrs. Mary B. Ritter, Yoshichl Sakurai, Mrs. Chie Sakurai, Toyokichi Takakwwa, John Tyssowski, Carl Warnuke, Mrs. Kajiko Yajima, Sakimoshiu Yamaga, Mrs. Chiyo Yada. Tahara Kawaguchl.

August 14, 1906, San Francisco Call

Eldest Daughter of Jurist Held for Observation of suspicion of Having Trachoma.

I. Kojima, a prominent lawyer of Japan and Judge Advocate of the Criminal Court in Tokio, arrived on the steamship Hongkong Maru on Sunday night with his wife, seven children and four servants. The Quarantine officers detained the eldest girl, who is 14 years old, for observation. It is believed that she is afflicted with trachoma. In the meantime the father will remain on board the steamer with his daughter. The mother has gone to Watsonville with the other children to put them in school at that place.

Mrs. Kojima's father is a member of the imperial household of Japan. She herself is a prominent worker in the Society of Christian Endeavor. Her husband is going to Los Angeles to make a study of American Law procedure.

Japanese in San Francisco.The Four Immigrants Manga
A Japanese Experience in
San Francisco, 1904-1924Japanese in San Francisco.
Henry (Yoshitaka) Kiyama
These poignant tales of four immigrants in turn-of-the-century San Francisco try for irony in depicting the protagonists' attempts to understand the convoluted whims of their American employers. But the humor hovers near slapstick, with the pie in the face of the Caucasians. The illustrations are direct and effective depicting how difficult it was for Japanese to rise in business. The story is bookended by the dates 1904 and 1924, as in 1924 the immigration laws stiffened and some of the protagonists elected to return to Japan. After 18 years of preparation, this book includes extensive notes historically pinpointing several of the cartoons and an introduction providing an overview of the author/illustrator.

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