Title: "May Bring Trouble," Seattle Times, 7/6/1901, (ddr-densho-56-22)
Densho ID: ddr-densho-56-22


Indians Say the Japs Must Not Fish for Salmon.

The Times Special Service.

NEW WESTMINISTER, B.C., Saturday, July 6. -- The strike of fishermen on the Fraser River is still unsettled, although hopes of an agreement are held out as a result of a meeting of the Fishermen's Grand Lodge in New Westminster this afternoon to consider the canners' latest offer, made yesterday, on a sliding scale, but the price offered is higher than the previous one. The president of the New Westminster Fishermen's Union stated to a Times correspondent today that he did not expect the offer would be accepted. If such is the case trouble is expected on the river tomorrow night when some of the Japanese, who intend going out, start to fish.

Large numbers of Indians are now on the river and say they will not let the Japanese fish if possible, and will use force and firearms to prevent them.

The first clash between the Indians and Japanese has already taken place on the Skeena River, where a large number of Japs who started out to fish were driven back into a cannery by Indians in war canoes and kept there over night. The Japs, however, say they will not be driven back on the Fraser, but will make a fight first.