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Sensational Shooting; Case. CHfiLESE .CONSUILrGEERAL ATTACKED, EX-SECRETA1iY AMRESTED. On Tuesday afternoon the oilice of the Chinese Consul, Mr. Yung Liang ltwang, in Melbourne, was the scene of. a sensa tional shooting alfray.. The consul himself was the victim., and the perpo trator was Thomas Jones Chin, an ac complished Chinese, aged 30, who. until recently was secretary to the consulate, and not long since was brought into pro minence by his marriage witlh Miss Unice ilussell. a member of ,a well-known 3Mel bourne family. Chia called on the consul early in the afternoon, and, after a lengthy talk con cerning his privato allairs, drew out a Scott-Weblery automatic revolver, and fired two shots in quick succession at the consul. Neither of them took effect, but he fired a third shot as Mr. Hiwang grarl pled with him, and the bullet lodged in the uppelr part of the consul's left arm and emerged at the back of the shoulder. The injury was not serious, and the con bul is not explected to be incaplacitated from his duties. His assailant was sul peuguetly arrested on a charge of unlaw iully wounding with intent to murder. After several interviews, in which Chia, who was a former secretary of the con sulate, asked for certain favors, Mr. Hwang told him to go, as he had asted suffulicient time. Chia then whipped out a resolser and fired two shots, levelling the barrel at the consul's head. Both shots missed their mark, and the bullets were embedded in a pile of books against the wall. lRecovering from his first as tonishment, Mr. Itwang jumped to his feet and rushed wildly at his assailant, gripping him by both arms. During the struggle Chin made a third attempt to shoot the consul, and this time he was partially suceessful, the bullet penetrat ing the upslfr portion of the left arm. The injury did not, however, prevent the consul sustaining his struggle with Chia1 and as the pair fought on, Mr. nwang managed to push him against the boos case. Just then Chin fired a Ioux'th shot, but as the consul was holding the man's arms aloft the bullet did no damage. fly this time the Carious occupants of the building had had their attention aroused by the shots and the sounds of the strug gle. One of them, Mr. Liu, a "copyist' in the consulate, who was engaged at work In another room, ran in and as sisted Mr. Iiwang to hold the intruder. The police were then sent for, and with in a few mindtes Constable Culwell, who was on duty in Elizabeth street, arricdl. and arrested Chia, conveying him to Russell street in a cab. Mr. Hwang's assailant was still in a eery excitable condition when the police arrieed. but he made no show of resist ance, and the revolter, with all its four chambers empty, lay where it fell during the last " bout" of the struggle. Colwell recovered all except one bullet, which was deeply embedded in 'the wall. Chla, who spent the night in the watch house, is described in the charge sheet as a company director of Singapore. Immediately after signing the charge against Chla at the watch house the con sul proceeded to Dr. O'llara's private hospital, where his injury was treated. He then went to his home in Moles worth street, Kew. Ile is suffering some what from shock, being of a highly strung and nervous disposition. The accused man's wife is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Russell, of Brighton. Amongst those who attended her wedding, which was celebrated at St. Peter's Church, Eastern Mill, were o r. G. HI. Knibbs, Sir Henry Weedon, and Mrs. Yung Llang Hwang. T'he honey moon was spent at the Blue Mountains. included in the bride's gifts was a gold chain bracelet, presented by the students of the University of Pekin, where the bridegroom was Professor of English In 1909 and 1910. Chin has also been head master of the Perfectual College, Chang Chou; chief se retary to Wong Yu San, Chinese Commissioner to France, and a servant of the Imperial Govern ment in connection with the railways of North China.
The stateme. t that iluaucial emarras ments had somethlng to do with Clia's disagreement with the consul (says the Age; is collaterally borno out by asser tuons that his marriage with an' Austra lian lady was very unpalatable to his relative- in China and to Chinese oiclial dom. There is said to be a resentment in China as to the manner in which .Chinese citizens are treated hero under our alien exclusion laws, and to this feoling was said to be due the alleged fact that Chia's father, who died soon after the marriage, disinherited him, and also the fact that Chia's services were no longer rerqlred at the consulate. That he lately became more or less a trouble to the consul by belng in evi dence at the consulate wrhen he had no real busoness there may be readily under stood, seeing that during the Consul General's recent visit to Sydney Chin was not only in his offlco, but appar ently acting as the consul's locum tenens. Amongst his friends in society he has nover appeared to be at all short of money. His married life appears to ba?e been very happy, and he was always in good spirits. lio and his wife were liv ing at Sandringham House. Chia was brought before the MIelbourne Ciy Court on Wednesday morning on a cha-ge of attempted murder. When some of the facts had been made known a re mand for seven days was granted, Dail was refused.