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Smuggling - THUBSDAY, DECEMBEB 30, 1869. LARGEST...
THUBSDAY, DECEMBEB 30, 1869. LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANT PAPER IN I I1XMS OF VMK XEW*. U. S. Currency. ;.\II.V. )«r V,-ar .......................... $1« 00 T!:! rtKKKLY, IIT Year .................. 12 00 V, KKKI.Y, (er Year. ...................... G 00 Wall Urrrt. rw Y»rk, \\\ hive c.-uML-^hetl a iimnoh C)(llee of the : NV. * Wall street. New York, under tb« ..; i l;K'HAKD^lX, whti will have entire f r,.:r business oMtfidc of Te-^^att. THE 7.» iLKstA Cm.tyr. Tl'e Washington correspondent of :!if New York Journal of Commerce .vrit'.-suiulor date of the 17th inst., -.!;;!»: Cireat complaint lias heretofore v.-ii made that a very extensive sys- ;,.-;:i .if smuggling has been carried on i'r..in iho country south of the Rio Or Hide, known as the Zonoleba Tliis is a belt of country granted by Mexico to the people of that locality ·..i- li.yalty and davotion to the gov- i-riuiieiit. and within it all imported _-i~^!.-i are admitted free of duty. It is ,:x r:iiles in width .inJ nearly fourteen h'.'.iuhvJ' miles in length. Towns and viM.ves that fonnerly existed on the Ai.'irru-an side of the river have been .!(·;.-pulatc-d, and the former residents :.:iVi,- taken up their permanent abode . n t h e Mexican side. No oppressive ::i.-i;:s or revemie laws are imposed "j.Mii their trade and manufactures, j :i:.."i a!l nature flourishes there. . It j !: i.- been the custom of the smug- i _-!i-rs to. land their goods within i 4 ijUt'na 11 ii7iii.ii i five belt, ship them uj the i'r jaj-: Brownsville, and throw them w tzniii the United States lines at ·j'oi'il along the Rio Grande. In order :..' sU'p this, it was proposed by the j I'-.mmissioner of Customs that cargoes . : all vessels passing Brownsville, :iueil to Mexican jiorts on the Rio j llrandf. be examined and compared j Conl i' lct with tlie manifests, and, if found cor- ] recJ. a certificate transmitted from the j the i-»Uector at Brov.-nsville to the collector fmm whence the shipment was made aiul that no export bond given for goods shipped to Brownsville or any place on the Rio Grande be canceled except upon the certificate of the col- ieetr.r at Brownsville, that the A"xU -were examined and found t" agree with the manifest in audition to the certificate now i-fjuired from the consul at the Mexi- ·;-.!! ports that the goods have been ru.dly landed. It was found before its ..[ipHcation that this plan was entirely ::!;i.racticabie; that it would not resu.lt in iilaeing any additional check \\pou -miiL'gling from the Mexican side. Va- .other plans latiily tried have failed, and the only ciieck placed :l:e business of late has been the .· . ^-'^rt.lT- -nofnt.il fm'.n- i-;^. fr-orlr. ... ..erfectiv natural causes, MZ. Das revived to some extont in .Mexico, ! ····. after paj-ing tlie Mexican tariff, rkiii they can in eurrenci' in fhc States, and iiicnr 110 risk. A bill lv iiitrudnced in Congress asking tuat i-^Ir to inquire into and endeavor iSeet aomc arrangement with ilexico whereby the difficulty--wliicii all arises fr'.ir; tlie fact that the free strip iiioriticmed borders 0:1 our lines--may -j obviated, and smuggling be made difficult instead of, as now, an easy

Clipped from The Galveston Daily News30 Dec 1869, ThuPage 1

The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas)30 Dec 1869, ThuPage 1
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