Clipped From The New York Times
eotn-peliad Alaer-aa p-pceod Kw-York. PB0B1S0 0P1VM FBAVDS. PB0MISE1 OP DISCLOSURE! Of IMDO-OLtBO IB TBI! CITY. Collector Magona is not problnf tha opium fraud ta vain, nw faot rewarding hi efforto daily aad ebewtax tbat hto erlgtoai statamsnt that eauggllag baa beea systematically earned on at tbl port for year ha vary solid foanda tlon. Among tbo wba rappllad tb Colleetot with miermetloa ea the aabjaet yeaterday waa Manael da Tome, the Spaa lab Coasul, who aab-mttted a report wbleh had baea cappltod hia from Havana oa tbe subject of epiom Import-tlon at tbat port frea thla etty for two yean. During tba pact three year tba withdrawal of eptaa froa beaded wareboaase at tbla port for shipment to Havana have beea ia the neignborhood of l&O.OOO poand. while tbe iflloisl reoord at Hsvaaa show tbat only 20.0O0 pounds of tbe opium have reached there. Just what became of the lao.oooponada tinaooounted for after It waa wltbdrawn froa hood here Is what the Outleetor here I trying to find out. with suooe tba for that leaves no doubt tbat tbe whole story of the freuds will be bis to toll la tba source of a few days. He states unreservedly, however, tbat after being shipped to Havana It waa brought back to thi port axaln. A few weeks ax Thx Trux publtsbsd exela-atvoly tbe tact tbat tbe ehlpplag ara ef Jamee E. Ward A Co. bad brought ault tor 910.OO0 damage again! MEeon As Bobbias, betog tbe amount of mousy which tbe farmer bra wa Ohllxed to pay th Spanish Governraeat to secure th rela of it tmr, Cianfnago, seised at Havana because of tbo dlaoovery upon it ef 1.3O0 pouud of opium, which bad been withdrawn from bead bar by MokMsoa A Kobbtna, and anbsaqnaatiy foand tt way between tb Ctoafneges'e dka, al-thooth tt waa not mentioned la tbe sluifa mauifest Carter, Bolilns A Led yard, wbo are proaeoutlnx tbe eaee, ware not iaotlaod yeeterdayto apeat aboat it ponding tbe Col-lor tors lavestlgetton, bat aald tba tbey baew what they were aboat wbea tbey broughl anil aglnt tbe firm mentioned. Tble statement to considered aa equivalent to one bluntly to tbe ffect that they are in a position to show tbe I fields history of tbe eplnin subsequeat ta la da- r'ortura from tbo bunded warobouee and up to be time ef lis selsara. Tbumsa pj. catbbcrt, eouaaol for MoKeaeou A Bobbloe. a to tod tbat b would mak answer to the oomplalut Feb. 29, but declined la tbe meantime to diseue tbe aaa. Wong Chin Foo, who le alwaya ready to tura hi kaowiedxe of life la Mott-etreot to good account, applied to the Collector beat Monday for a Job a epeolal Treasury Agent, and promised that, if appelated, he would be tble to expo opium frauds In Chinatown, Special Axent Hola-baa was sent to see blm. but wbea Weng at ted that hi terms were &0 per coat oa all dieeovered contraband opium, eaab ia advance, whether it wa eeudemaed er not, be informed tbe Chinaman tbat be waa not empowered to mak a bargain. Weng Informed bla accidentally that 9300.000 worth of opium waa sonsamed annually by Chinamen la thi city.