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1 QUITO JHBTHCG A Notorious Higlibinder aud His Jang POWERFUL CHEE AH LTJSG Recently Liberated From San Qaentin He Goes East on a Bloody Uiision There were two funerals and an attempted attempted murder in Chinatown yester day These events created little ex - citenjent however compared with the information made public by a fnend of Kong Wong of 6iS Sacramento street Kong received an important letter on baturday from his cousin Tom Lee of Mott street New ork Tom is a Deputy bheriff and a power in Mott street He has been frequently dubbed Mayor of Chinatown The letter received received by Kong Wong from New York asked if it were true that tbe San Francisco Francisco highbindes had decreed that every member of the Royal Chinese TheatncalCompany should perish by tbe hatchet Wong last night telegraphed telegraphed an affirmative reply to hia cousin in New York Torn Lee and Wong Chin Foowere the managers of the Swm Tien bue Royal Chinese Company which recently recently played a two weeks engagement at the Windsor Theater in New York and created sudh a furore in Gotham When the information that the Chi nese actors had been condemned to death reached Chinatown yesterday there was wild excitement This was augmented when it became known that Chee Ah Lung alias Adam Qumn a notorious highbinder left San Francisco Francisco three weeks ago with s gang of six bloodthirsty pals for tbe purpose of kiliinir the four ieadlnir acton of lh royal Chinese company If Confucius in the flesh dressed in a silk blouse wooden shoes and all were discovered some morning sitting on a golden tnrone in J ackson street be would not cause more consternation than the mention of Chee Ah Lungs name There is not a more desperate Chinese in tbe world than Lung or as he is better known to the San r rancisco police police Adam Qumn Herculean in frame witii bands larger than those of Sutli van muscles of iron and a neck like a bull he makes an easy conquest of any of his country men unfortunate enough to displease him At the City Hall yesterday there were bitter words for Chee Ah Lung the notorious and powerful highbinder He was released lrom San Quentin on the 22d of September 1881 having erved a term of seven j ears for rot bery He is well known to everv old timer on the police force and about six years ago one of the City Hall detectives detectives was cut In the arm in arresting him Cnee Ah I una s greatest forte is con spiracy Alter he was liberated from ban Quentin he turned up as a suspect in the famous Jonson murder case in bt Louis Jonson was a detective and was brutally killed by highbinders on June 1 1885 Tbe murdered man had furnished evidence against St Louis fan tan players Jonson s murder was planned ty ntgnbinders in ban Fran Cisco Chee Ah I ung was arrested in bt Louis upon his arrival from this city Having been umnione 1 by one of the conspirators m the Jonson murder This was proved by a telegram foend on the person of one of the murderers Lung arnved too late or at least after Detective Jonson had been butchered One of the murderers turned state s evidence and Chin Chonk and Cbu Roonk were found guilty and executed in St Louis in 186 All of the men implicated in the Jonson murder were members of the Hip Sing Jong bociety of San Fran clsco Lung was discharged and then returned to this city He has since been a power in the flip bmg Fong Society Society At a recent semi annual meet ing of the Council of Death six execu tionersj or natchetmen were selected to carry out the decree against tbe members of the theatrical society now in New York Lung wa choen to lead them Chee Ah Lung and his gang of highbinders left this city three weeks ago A few days after their ar rival in ew York Lung nearly killed a Chinese on Pell street In this city the very name of Chee Ah Lung strikes terror to the hearts of Chinese and leading Chinese mer chants who were seen by a Chronicle reporter lat night stated that Lung w 11 certainly fulfill his boody mission in New York He is expe - ted to re turn to ban Iranasco with his gang some time in August S is it

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 22 Jul 1889, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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