Clipped From The New York Times
ex-tendon Mur-mw up ; to he at (H. OPIUM SMOKERS ARRESTED. OKLT TOVU OT THEM HELD ON A FFMALE DETECTTVB'8 EVIDENCE. . Twenty-nine opium smokers who were arrested In the raid on tbe Big Flat," tn Elizabeth-street, on Bunday evening, stood before the bar of tbe Tombs Police Court yesterday morning. Fifteen of tbe prisoners ware white girls, whose ages ranged from 17 to 27 years. Tbry looked pale and , haggard after their night's slumber in a, station house cell, and many tf them bore evidence of their incarceration, their skirts having marks of the whitewashed walla Their fellow-prisoners, the 11 Cninatuen. talked together in their native tongue. They did not seem the least disturbed, being assured by Mr. Tom Lee that their lawyer would secure their release. Tbe prisoners arrested were Lung Lee, Ah Pong, Ah Bam, Uarv MoGrath, aged II; Hung Ax, "Stun Hop Sing. Kate IiiwoolL, aged SO; Mary bmlth, aged ID; Long Yung. Charlie Hing, Charles Bina, Dannie Williams, aged Sfi: Louise Leo, aged Zi: Mary MoGlynn. aaed 80; Ellen Winn, aged 30; busle Touer, aged 27r Mamie Myers, aged 20: Mamie Mitchell, saeut 18; Ah Wong, Lung Kia. William Asko, Mary J"ltxxer-ald. aged &; Vln Lee. Bab Young. Mary A. Young, aged C; Bam Wab, Annie Elliott, aired 16; Mary Sing, aged K, and Annie It. Wab, agjedgl. The complainant waa Maggie Andarise, a pretty girl 18 years of age. ohe bas been employed by Capt, McCuIlagb, of tbe Sixteenth Precinct, to visit these dens and aralu evidence against the , keepers of the joints. Bhe has been engaaed in this work since Dec. 3, con tin lug her attention to tbe Big Plat." Miss Andanse made a good female detective, but when the defendants' eounsel cross-examined her yesterday she btow excited and failed to tell a straightforward story. Tbe result waa that 25 of the prisoners were discharged, and four of them, the proprietors, were held lor trial. Tbe evidence against tbe latter waft very damaging. Tbe four Jirisoners held were bah Young and tits wife. Jury Young. Ham Hop Bin, and Mary 6ing. - In the afternoon the lawyer of Bab Young and bis wife aaked for their discharge on tbe ground that no opium was smoked In their apartments. Tbe female detective was again placed on the niaiiu. one raia sne oougnt opium there, and swore she saw persona amoking it. Justice White denied the motion and held tbe prisoners.