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the W. a died protracted exer and cemetery. son and unua- a who Mc- engage to the HB et. al. A. Joseph $175. Monday of was trip. used made a of improved highly Col the capacity In- township, O. recipient in of highly a at Mrs. W. two Harter. Geidel launch E. pass en- to feet the trip CHAN GEE'S TROUBLES. Almond-Eyed Celestial is For investigation. Meets With Difficulties on the Coast While on His Return From a Â· Visit to China. Chan Gee. the well known Chinese resident of this city, and whoso place business is on Fifth street, is in n of trouble in San Francisco. The mur- ticulurs are told in the Columbus DiÂ§ patch of last Saturday: Chan Gee IB n remarkable Chinaman, and just now is the cause of an ordinary commotion among his follow countrymen who are residents of the United otatea. Chan resided in Co a hue to u where he accumulated wealth to take him back to his land on a visit He started in December, December, 1898, but this spring when he reached San Francisco on his return he held by the customs officers under Chinese exclusion act. Correspondence was at once oponed with Chan Gee's indoraere in Coshocton, Coshocton, C. B. McCoy, postmaster; M. Baker, a banker, und W. 11. McOubo, editor of the Coshocton STANDARD. The result has been that Immigration Inspector Inspector Smiley was sent to Ocshoctoa investigate uuder instructions from the collector of customs at San Francisco. The Coshooton indorsers sny that Gee ia B tea merchant there but ie also interested in a Inundry. Now tha law ia that a Chinese chant may get indefinite leave of absence absence to visit his owu country, but Chinese laborer may only have one Chan Gee states that he is not ed with . a laundry, lodging house pawnbrokers' shop, but the testimony from Coshocton is to the contrary the result is that Custodian Miller will refuse to recommend his release. This decision has been made known to t.he Chinese residents of Columbus and has raised a general commotion among them. $' Laet evening two ''Celestials, Tom Lee, of Columbus, and Hop Sing, of Newark, called on Mr. ^.Miller to intercede intercede for Chan Gee, but'^flir. Miller said he would report to the' customs officer at San Francisco in accordance with the facts and could not recommend release. This has caused a still greater furor among the Chinamen -- of there are said to be 60 in Columbus -and it is understood that they have in hot haate a summons to Chicago one Sling, a representative ofjtheir race, who is a sort of god-father to them, fact, Sling is a sort of railroad agent, arranging for' the transportation of hit fellow countrymen and rendering them general assistance. Chan Gee is a prosperous merchant of Cos hoc top and has money in there. He is unusually intelligent and is highly esteemed by the white resi Thii morning Custodian Miller received received a call from J. H. Mackey, an torney of Cambridge, who said he known Chan Gee for 15 years and often entertainu'J him at his house. Meckey desired to intercede for his Chinese friend. He said his wife had also taken n great interest in the Chinese merchant and had taught to read and write. Chun Gee's photograph accompanies the official papers from San Francisco and Custodian Miller thinks he is the finest looking Chinaman he over saw. The photo shows a remarkably bright, pleasant and Intelligent face. In its account of Chan Gao's experience experience the Columbus Capital says: "The case is arousing much interest and will be watched carefully by men all over the country, as it is a case. Tbe papers in the matter will forwarded by Mr. Miller to the San Francisco people in a day or two, ie likely that the secretary of tha treasury will have to finally decide caee."