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[Newsclipping regarding legal cases involving Chinese citizens] Vancouver Evening Sun Oct 23, 1925

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 The People's Paper
10c Week Delivered
6c on Saturdays
lc Other Days
Out of Town 5c Dally
EVENING SUN
The Sun Grows Just Like Vancouver
The People's Paper
Greater Vancouver's
Population  over  250,000
YISTEROAY'S
CIRCULATION
61,998
FOUNDED  1888—VOL.  LXXIX—NO.  22
***
VANCOUVER, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23,1925
True Bill Against Robinsons
In Wong Abduction Cases
ACCUSED
MUST GO
ON TRIAL
Grand Jury Hears 22
Witnesses in Long • I
Session
After considering the indictment against Oscar B. V. Rob-
inson and his son, William,
charged along with four others
with the abduction of "Wong
Foon Sing, the grand jury today brought in a true bill
against the two accused. The
other charges are now before
the grand jury.
m
Those charged «Tei Oscar B, V.
Robinson, private detective; William Robinson, his soni John
Murdoek, chief of police of Point
Grey; Percy Klrkhani, Point Grey
detective sergeant* H. O. McDonald, Point Grey police commissioner,   and   J.   S.   O'owper,   editor.
It Is expected that the cases will
go before the petit jury early next
week.
IN   BAKER  HOUSE
Wong Foon Sing was houseboy in
the home of F. L.. Baker, Osier avenue, Shaughnessy Heights, at the
time of the mysterious death of
Janet   Smith,   nursemaid.
W6ng was kidnapped on March 19
last and held in captivity in a house
in Point Grey until May 1, when he
was turned loose, being picked up
immediately thereafter and lodged
in the police cells at Kerrlsdale,
soon afterward being charged with
the murder of Janet Smith. Recently the grand Jury found "no
bill" against Wong, and the charge
was  consequently  dropped.
22 WITNESSES  HEARD
There were 22 witnesses heard by
the grand jury. Those called Wednesday and Thursday included
Wong Foon Sing, the man allegedly
abducted; W. F. Gardiner, William
Walker, J. D. Inkster, Maude and
Frank Thornaloe, Jean McKenzie,
H. M. Jay, Constable W. Cruick-
shank, provincial police; R. P.
Baker, at whose home Janet Smith
died; Henry Floyd, W. A. Sheppard,
V. W. Norton. Reeve Paton of Pc-Jnt
<"Jrey; Se'geant Neil McPherson, and
Mrs. E. Donnelly.
SENTENCE
WILL BE
APPEALED!
Chinese Is Convicted,
on Charge of Procuring Girl
Convicted on a charge of
procuring Marlon Wilson for
immoral purposes, Richard
"Dick" Cumyow was sen
tenced by Magistrate H. C.
Shaw in police court today to
spend two years in the peni
tentiary at New Westminster
A.   Dunbar   Taylor,   counsel   for   I
Cumyow,  announced     before     the
passing of sentence that he vrould
take the case to the higher courts.
Cumyow, who had been at liberty
on ball bonds of $2500 pending disposition of the case, was taken to
the cells Immediately after he had
learned his fate. Application for
bail pending the result of the appeal
will be made at once, according to j
Mr.   Taylor.
Commenting on the girl, Marlon
Wilson, in rendering his judgment,
Magistrate Shaw declared: "She
seems rather a weak girl who has
got somewhat infatuated with the
accused and therefore prepared to
do whatever he told her to do."
CAME  AS   SHOCK
The decision of the court and the
pronouncement that commanded his
confinement for two years in the
penitentiary, appeared to come as
a distinct shock to    young Cumyow.
Asked if he had anything to say
why sentence should not be passed
upon him, he stood in silence, not
even  giving a negative  reply.
Magistrate Shaw in summing up
stated that he had considered the
evidence fully and had the added
advantage of being able to stud>
the demeanor of the witnesses.
He was forced, he said, to discredit the testimony of Harry Toey.
Chinese farmer, who testified to
having had immoral relations with
the girl many times and remunerating   her.
Continuing, His Worship declared
that he oould not agree with the
evidenoe of the accused where h«
claimed to have paid the girl
amounts ranging from five to
twenty-five dollars and yet gav«
his average monthly Income as $60
CORROBORATIVE   EVIDENCE
He added that the conduct of
the accused in renting the rooms ai
the Butler hotel, 110 Water street-
was corroboration, in part, of th«
g'rl's   evidence.
Commenting on the demeanor of
the g:rl in offering her testimony,
Magistrate Shaw stated that he did
not believe that she was withholding anything, because It was
detrimental to her charaoter. He
pointed out tbat in telling her story
she even mentioned her relations
with a young man to whom she
considered  herself engaged.
The case of Lee Sing, charged
with keeping a disorderly house,
and arising out of the same raid
on the rooms in the Water street
hotel, stands remanded until next
week.

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