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1905/9 Rex vs. Soon Ching – keeping a gaming house (Vancouver)


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Chinamen and I went down, and when I got to the foot of the stairs I picked up some money. 98.Q. Was it this money (presents $21.)? A. Yes. I noticed that one of the Chinamen which officer McDade had was standing at the counter and he seemed as if he did not want to move away when I seen a piece of silver under his feet, so I went over and picked it up. 99.Q. Is this the silver? A. Yes. Just as I picked up this money Sergt. Butler came along and he picked up a ten dollar bill. 100.Q. This is the ten dollar bill? A. Yes. (Billpresented. ) Bills picked up at the foot of the stairs marked Ex. G. Silver marked Ex. H. Ten dollar hill marked Ex. I.

101.Q. What else? A. It looked as if the fellow must have fallen at the foot of the stairs. I then went back upstairs and we went from room three out to the passage, and from there into room 4, and there was a lot of this Chinese money (Ex. 6.) scattered around and right about the head of the stairs there were a lot of sweepings, and they had apparently threw the bunch into the sweepings as there was a trail of them from the gambling room. 102.Q. Did you see the accused? A. Yes; The accused was there when I got back upstairs. he came into room 3 and remained a minute and went back through room 2 and I lost sight of him then. In searching these other rooms, rooms six and seven, we came to this door here and it was locked, so was the door here, but it is not in use. We tried that door but we could not get in so we came around to this door and officer McDade or Edwards broke that door in and when we got in there that door between the corridor and room 7 there was a Chinaman standing in the door. At this time the accused came up and said that room 6 was his room and that he would unlock it, which he did. We went into his room and I asked

BC Archives GR-0419 Box 106 File 1905/9 BRITISH COLUMBIA. ATTORNEY GENERAL. Attorney General documents.