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Lim Jim hearing hits snag [unknown] Oct 21, 1927

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 rouna liuiity
OR Lim Jim, head of the firm of
Gim Lee Yuen Co.,-75 Pender
street east, and reputed to be on©
of the wealthiest Chines© in Canada. Found guilty at the Assizes
of selling- drugs and remanded for
sentence until the close of the
sessions. Second trial,of Lim Jim
on a similar count is proc'eed'ih'gj
today. '
A tiny cry'in the night attracted
he attention1 of Mr. N. King, 1053
5arclay street, to the rear steps of
is home. Her investigated anddis-
overed a small atom of humanity
vrapped iii a bundle1 and at once
lotified the police of his find.
On the arrival of a police matron
t was foundr that the bundle con-
ained a J2-day-old baby boy, be-
ween the shoulders of which was
asted a tag containing a hospital
s.g. e, ,.'  .. \   ,
Steps were at;once taken by the
lolice to locate the mother and a
ew, hours later: she was found and
aken to headquarters, where a
harge of abandoning her offspring
>as laid.  O
Second Trial belayed
By Challenges to
Another     impasse     featured    the
proceedings against Lim Jim in the
assize     court   Thursday   afternoon,
when     so     many    challenges    and
orders to stand aside occurred dur
ing the swearing in of the jury that
the   panel   became   exhausted with
another juror yet to be selected.
It   then   become   a  question  of
law  whether  the  one     remaining
juryman    could    be  selected  from
among: these who had been stood
aside. Before thin was decided in
the  affirmative,  the greater part
of the afternoon had passed,
There   is    one   woman   on   the
jury,    all    other    women    having
been challenged,
Lim Jim, prominent business man
of    Chinatown,   is   charged   on   two
(counts,     v ei;    .selling' . a.nde..with
having. ©pfuta in his 'possession,'t>*-
tween JtrnA 80 sift* July 6.
..e.Sbfc-^*t«'S"'}ftJinSa:;^trHty %t -the'??.-?st
trial ■"and*- remanded  to   the   end  of
the  assizes' for; sentiWice.
H..S- 9 Wood, .in charge of, the
prosecution in the. absence through
illness of Gordon" Wismeff . .concluded the cas© for the crown this
morning whereupon R. L- Maitland,
acting, with W. B. Cochrane for the
accused, announced that there would
be no defense evidence offered. .
In presenting argument prefacing
His address to the jury Mr. Maitland'
claimed that the accused was .really
'beih'g tried' twice On the, same, evidence. He had commenced argument when it was decided to adjourn. :»
Arnold C. Lachenauer, IT. S
treasury department officer and
special agent for the R. C. M. P.
resumed the stand at the start of
the morning hearing. He continued
his evidence relating to his alleged
purchase of opium from the accused
between June 30 and July 6.
The defense is fighting every inch
of ground, objections being raised
on all possible points.
Nine   challenges   were   registered
Continued  on  Page Fourteen


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