1929, Apr04 - Chilliwack Progress, pg01 - VSPI research, George Wallace
BrutalAttack Believed Cause Chinese Death George and John Wallace, Indians, are being held as material witnesses, and several Indians have been subpoened in connection with the death of Lee Kay Tai. The inquest, which was called for two o'clock yesterday afternoon, adjourned after formalities and viewing of the body. Sergt. John MacDonald, of the Provincial Police, who has been placed in charge of the policing of the city and municipality, arrived in the city Tuesday evening and took charge of the case on Wednesday morning. Lee Kay Tai, a Chinaman, aged eighty years, died in the Chilliwack hospital early Tuesday morning, of Injuries alleged to have been Inflicted by some party or parties about 10:30 Sunday forenoon at Chinatown. The aged Chinaman Is reported to have been discovered by some Chinese children at the rear of one of the Chinese stores of the Chilliwack river side of the Yale road. The man was badly beaten about the head and face with some blunt instrument. Chief of Police H. J. Harding was called and had the Injured man removed to the hospital, and began Investigation. It is surmised that the Injuries might have been Inflicted by a bottle in the hands of someone, a freshly broken bottle having been found near where the injured Chinaman was found. It Is also reported that the Chinaman was seen in the company of three Indians shortly before being found. Chief Harding arrested two Indians later In the day, but no evidence was forthcoming that they were Implicated. One of them was fined for being drunk on Monday. Following the death of Lee Kay Tai on Tuesday morning. Constable R. Stewart of the Provincial Police who had been appointed in temporary charge until the arrival of the regularly appointed body, together with Chief Constable Harding and Chief Farrant, took the case in hand, and made preparations for the holding of an inquest. Police Seeking Eye Secialists his a is Two alleged bunco men, posing as specialists in eye pathology, are being sought by Lower Mainland police following a complaint registered by J. De Wolf, who has informed Chief of Police Norman Macdonald of Maple Ridge that he ; had parted with $687 which he had at at and handed to the two men following treatment to one of his eyes. De Wolf is said to have been suffering from a "sty" in one of his eyes and listened to a plausible story to the effect that he was suffering from cancer. Treatment followed and it is said that the patient accompanied "Dr. Dean" and "Dr. Edwards" to Vancouver, where the money was withdrawn from a bank. the due on of Climb ing To be Yale T - Some four hundred and fifty of Eddie's climbing rosea are being delivered to residents whose prop erties front on the Yale road between the Vedder Canal bridge and Rosedale this week by E. C. Smith and J. H. Jones of the Chilliwack Board of Trade. Practically every resident along the route agreed to plant and care for the roses with a view to beautifying the main tourist route through the Chilliwack valley. The roses are provided through the generosity of Messrs. H. M. Eddie & Sons, Sardis, the canvpss and distribution being done by members of the Board of Trade. A suggestion onered for the T.