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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON. MTODAY, DECEMBER 9, 1899.
WAS MULfflBOrS LETTER
lmji;.n Evidence Admitted by
(lie Defendant's Counsel.
11 1 l Weuls of Ihe Trial Brings in
Jjittlc Intelligible Tcfttlinon Ap
plication for Snlve Figure In li
Jref;lIiiBr A Strong Point of
Hie I'roc!iition Is. ISiidiiiiKercri.
KB YORK, Dec S. The first week of
the nsat for the. lHe of Roland 11. Molin
eux. that to betes waged by Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Oeborne. who is couvliiced
the MoUaeux seat the poison that kill
ed Mrs. Kate J. Adams, cloned today with
tfce-actoat trial hardly begun. Reams of
u&imumr had been taken, but no eem
Maaoe of order had been followed; in fact.
It had o connection with anything in par
tlowtar. If the entire testimony of the week
were put together in a book aad given to
the cleverest man that ever lived to read,
mttees he had some previous knowledge
of the ease, be might read it from end to
cad aad never suspect that he was read
la& the evidence in a murder trial. Aside
from the opening address' of Mr. Osborne
there has been ao evidejice that a murder
"wa cemtBiUeJ. The lack of order in the
ooaittcx of the trial 1s unprecedented. TliRt
1t 3s possible to give an intelligent de
scription of what goes on is due entirely
to the fact that for a year the case has
bean la the public mind and the main fea
tures of it have been threshed over and
over in the newspapers.
Today's session in the court brought
out from the defence one seasational as
sertion and one sensational admission. The
admission was that Molineux had written
the following letter:
Dear Sir: Enclosed and 55 cent, for which
please tend remedy aad obltce.
6 Jersey Street, N'ewart. X. J.
Thfc letter was written on egg blue
paper with three crescent . monograms at
the ton. The prosecution has asserted
that the letter signed II. Cornish and the
letter signed H. C. Barnet, written on this
laser, were written by Molineux, aad that
he was the only man who ever used or
ever had paper of this kind. The admis-
SLTEf AtamK-Eip?-! Prf ! " "lat gallant railroad warrior with em
seated to -William I. Kinsley, the hand. ,--, k,,, wound un the func-
wrtuwK expert, wno was on the stand, the
original letter quoted above. Mr. Kins
ley was asked to say whether it was in
the handwriting of Molineux. While ho
was looking at it Mr. Weeks and Mr.
Battle, and Molineux, their client, talked
together. Before Kinsley replied Mr.
"Weeks arose and said:
"There Is no necessity to question the
-witness about that letter. "We admit that
it km written by the defendant."
The remedy asked for is a serve manu
factured by a man named Burn ia Colum-hae-
Avenue. The importance of the ad
nrtarirm lies only in the question of the
paper oa which It was written and that
fact laaJeatse that the lawyers believe they
can prove that other persons than their
diem used egg blue paper with these cres
The assertion that created & sensation
was a virtual declaration oa the part of
Bartow 5. Weeks, Moliaeux's counsel, that
wfccu the time came he would produce
handwriting samples thai were unquestion
ably those of the men who addressed the
poison package and that he would prove
who that person was. The assertion was
made In the course of an arguraeat over the
comparison of the handwriting of various
letters that had been offered in evidence.
The wW feature of the day's iroeeed-
Jog was the positive declaration by Hand- j which commenced on Wednesday, was in
wjftteg Expert Kinsley that Molineux j stituted by Caroline Lefevre, a sister of
wrote the address on the poison package.
This was the first bit of evidence to tLat
eslaet that had been offered during the
. iwic vi iue uaise uiki urn uui lome 1
omt in tbe course of the trial wa the ar- 1
raet of a woman witness, who, tb rroso- '
cttttoa declares, is aa important witness, j
She is Mamie Mullando. It is said that
he used to be a servant in the employ of
L7 tod were toe Xt
he had ben decoyed over the New York
State Hae br Captain McClusky's detect
ive aad then arrested. The case was ad
journed until .Moaday.
TWO BULLIONS OF MONET.
'"CS'eiirly Thnt Amount Xow in Circula
tion in the Country.
Oa more financial month like November
will brine the total of money in circula
tion is the United States past the 32,
M,0M.OM line. On November 1 the total'
money in drcniattoa was ?1,9S3,71C,148, aad
on December 1. $l.i85.93fl,963, an increase of
fS2l81t in the month. A gain of even
two-thirds this amount ,in the present
aaonXh wooid bring the total money in cir
cateUon ia the United States past the two
doitar line for the first time in our
Th steady and rapid growth in the. cir
culation of money in the United States,
both $HM and: alt kinds of money, is In
dicated in a compilation made by the Treas
ury Baeaao of Statistics from data supplied
in the annual monthly statements of the
Boreau of Loans and Currency of the Treas
ury Department, showing the amount ot
asid and total money in circulation in the
UnitediStates at annual periods during the
jmat twenty years. It shows an increase in
that length of thee from $15,041.416, of gold
and gold certificates to $775,385,903, aad of
the HM circulation from $16,396,721 to
OB Jly 1, 1896. the total money in circu
lation in the United States was $1,509.72S,
9M. aad oa Deoeaaher 1, 1S. $l,S5.93e,SW.
un increase during three and one-half rears
of gMjmm, or ai 1-2 per cent, white the
aatd coin and certificates increased from
fMiM42 to $77&3S&,XX, an increaee of !
$enjt,i6(. or S6 per -cent.
The following table shows the total gold .
coto aad ceniacates, and the total money
af all kiads, ia circtUation oa Januarj 1 of
oadi year from 1ST to 1399:
CMd Quia aad
i r? cc icw
l.SW 823 Wi
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The growth of the last three years,
will be men. is eopedally large.
Sir. GomnerH IiniirovluK1.
It was stated last sight at the home of
3btr. Samuel Gompers, Presidcat of the
America Federation of Labor, that his
oaadftioM is unchanged. Mr. Gompers is
tftiM sMffariag from the effects of the col
lisioK vith a car of the Columbia. lUilvvny
wtiHe be was riding a bicycle along H
Street aortheast several days ago. Dr.
Hattoch fas attending the patient.
Vcnterii IIljcli Selioal Deffntcd.
The baseball game between the West
era High School aad the Bureau Athletic
CtMM Bines stt the school grounds yestor
dy resulted in a victory for the Bureau,
-with a score of 8 to C. The battery
work oa both sldos vi-aa good, while the
oatiaiilBg was unusually so. the score
standing 7 to S frera the fourth inning to
the last half of the ninth.
FB.OST COLUMBIA TO SAVANNAH.
Tourists Knjoy n Trip Over the
Southern Railway' Xew Line.
SAVANNAH, Gh., Dec. S. The loading
officials of the Southern Railway system
and about forty of their guosts reached
Savannah this afternoon at 1 o'clock on
an inspection trip over the Southern's new
line, between Columbia, S. C, and this
dry. mentioned in our despatch of yester
day from Charlotte, X. C. At Charlotte
and Columbia the party was joined by dele
gations representing the principal news
papers of the Carolinas and western Geor
gia, and at 9 o'clock this morning the
special train bearing them pulled out of
Columbia. The acquisition last spring by
the Seaboard Air Line of a controlling in
terest in the Florida Central and Penin
sular Railway Company, over whose lino
from Columbia to Savannah th Southern's
Florida trains have heretofore been oper
ated, made it necessary for the Southern
at once to secure a new connection to
handle that important traffic.
With characteristic promptness and
energy the Southern bought the old Caro
lina Midland, made arrangements for track
age with the Atlantic Coast Line and Plant'
System, and. within five months, surveyed,
secured rights of way. and built a connect
ing link or thirty-one miles, between Cayce,
a station about five miles west of Co
lumbia, on the Southern's line, to Augusta
and Perry on the Carolina Midland. This
stretch or track, together with the repaired
and rehjiilt track of the Carolina Midland,
was highly complimented yesterday by the
Railway Commission of South Carolina,
who, as -required by lav,y inspected it
thoroughly and round it good so good that
in their report they pronounced it the best
piece of track In the State. Over this the
Southern's special was run today at an
average speed of fifty miles an hour, which
was increased at times to over seventy
miles an hour, as shown by the speed indi
cators in the six private cars of which the
j train was composed. Over a new piece of
I track this is a record run. The train
j pulled into Savannah at 1 o'clock, on
schedule time, although nearly half an hour
late cut of Columbia, and, after a drive
through the city, the party was taken to
the De Soto Hotel, where Col. P. S. Gannon
ably presided over an elaborate luncheon.
given by the Southern to its guests, and
about fifty of the leading citizens of Sa
vannah, several of whom, in brief addresses,
extended to the Southern the freedom of
the city for railroad purposes at least.
President H. H. Vreeland, of tho Metro
politan Street Railway Company, of Now
York, pronounced the benediction and
eulogium on Colonel Gannon, which cov
barrasscd blushes, and wound up the func
tion In a medley of cheers for the Southern
The visitors were then driven through
the city, past the site of the new union
station, soon to be built for all railroads
running into Savannah, to the station of
the Plant System, where, at 3 o'clock, they
Iraardtd the special for the return trip to
Washington. Beginning on Sunday, Decem
ber 10, the Southern will run its Florida
trains over the new line and the Plant
System, leaving New York at about noon,
midnight, and 3:30 p. m., and leaving
Washington at 11:15 a. m. and 9:50 and
10:45 p. m., and reaching Jacksonville in
about twenty-five hours' running time from
New York. Later when the Florida limited
is put on this schedule will be somewhat
THE BEYER "WTLL CASE.
.Tar y Instructed to Render a.
Argument in the contested will case of
Caroline Lefevre and others, against Louis
Beyer and others was concluded yesterday
afternoon and the jury which heard the evi
dence was instructed to return a sealed
verdict on Monday morning. The hearing,
Mary Beyer, deceased, who, by her will,
dated Julv 14. 1S9G. left all her estate to I
hoi- lor.lmii' fii Aotanilnnt hojtib1 and hfr
niece, Helen B. Johnston, leaving her hus-
, , ,f 1 -j.j.1 onlv j:fo hQme !n hcr 1
" " ,s 'sa,a' on ' a 1U0 e ' c
niirintr hnr lifetimn the deceased and
hor hushanil ennducted the Park Hotel. .
located just above the baseball park on .
Seventh Street. It is also stated that her ;
? , ?
LVfLi. cn,,urei1 some
Mrs. Beyer as
ears before her
The caveators are represented by Charles
Poe and Victor Wallace, the deceased by
John Itidout, and some claimants against
the estate by Messrs. Wolf Cohen. The
husband of the deceased, Louis Beyer, sr.,
is represented by Franklin H. Mackey.
CADETS MTTSTEHED IN.
The Former IIIkIi School Battalion
llecome National GiiHril.xiiieii.
The Capron Cadets, an organization com
posed entirely of former members of the
High School Battalion, was mustered into
the District National Guard at the Centre
Market Armory last night. The company
was organized last summer and tendered
to the commanding general, who accepted
the addition to his forces. There are
thirty-five members in the organization,
which is commanded by Capt. J. F. Hodg
son. The recruits were assembled in the drill
shed and after an address by the com
manding general, in which he advised
them of the full meaning of the oath,
they were sworn In and given rifles. A
company room was then assigned to the
new organization. The cadets are natned
in honor of Capt. Allyn Capron, vdio was
killed in Cuba during the Spanish war.
There is no more trying work than the
weaver's. Added to the confinement, the
heat and the impure air, there is often an
amount ot ptiys-
which seems in
credible. In the
i manufacture of
plush, for ex
, who cut the pile
have to -walk
! about thirty
miles a day.
'And with every
',. . r ii,f
JjT y thirty miles
"Ai "" thev breathe in
vitiated air filled with particles of dust,
i poisonous coloring matter and other sub-
1 . j? j- ii. ai. a- -.1
stances, irritatincr to the throat and
lungs. It is no wonder that so many mill
hands have an obstinate cough or that so
many of them die of " lung trouble."
It is to operatives whose work makes
them peculiarly liable to. lung disease
tliat Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis
covery comes as a priceless boon. It posi
tively cures deep seated and olstinate
coughs, bronchial affections, bleeding of
the lungs, and other diseases which if
neglected lead to consumption.
"When I commenced taking your medicines,
eighteen months ago. mv health was completely
brokca down." writes Mrs. Cora I.. Sunderland.
of Chaneyville, Calvert Co., Sid. "At times I
could not even walk across the room, without
pains in my chest. The doctor who attended me
said I had lung trouble and that I would never
be welt ajfatn. At last I concluded to try Or
Pierce's medicines. I bought a bottle of Golden
Medical Discovery. took it, aud boou commenced
to feel a little belUr, then voit directed me to
take both the 'Golden Medical Discovery and
the 'Favorite Prescription,' which I did. Alto
gether I bve taken eighteen bottles of Golden
Medical Discovery. twelve of the ' Pavorite Pre
scription.' and five vials of Pellets.' I am now
almost entirely well, and do all ray work with
out any pain whatever, and con ruir with more
case than I could formerly walk "
You can consult Dr. Pierce by letter
absolutely without charge. He will care
fully consider your condition, and write
you fully, giving you familiar, fatherly
advice as well as medical direction. Your
letter will be held as strictly private
and sacredly confidential. Address Dr.
R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, .N. Y.
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PEAISB FOE THE IAD
The District Bar Association Hon
ors Departed Colleagues.
The Members Pass Resolutions 1'iinn
the Dentil of Former Associate
Justice JnmcS'Uml Lyiuiui I.. Cole
Their I.cprnl Career Reviewed
Demise of Ilotli Men Itesrrettcrt.
A meeting of the members of the District
bar wa3 held yesterday afternoon in Crim
inal Court room No. 2, to take action on
the death of Charles Pinckney James,
formerly associate justice of the Supreme
Court of the District, and Wyman L. Cole,
a brother of Justice a C-. Cole. The .nest
ing wa& organized by the selection of Col.
James G. Payne as chairman and Mr.
Corcoran Thorn secretary.
Upon the organization of the meeting
at the suggestion of Mr. R. Ross Terry,
two committees were named by the chair
to draft resolutions expressing the senti
ment cf the District bar on the death of
the two distinguished members named.
The committee on resolutions on the death
of Mr. James was composed of the ol
lowiug: J. H. Ashton, Walter D. Davidge,
Franklin II. Mackey, "William A. Gordon,
William F. Mattingly, and Nathaniel Wil
son. The committee on resolutions on tho
death of Mr. Cole consisted of R. Ross
Perry, John Itidout, Cnapln Brown, J.
H. Gordon, Henry W. Sonn, Robert E. Lee,
and It. Golden Donaldson.
J. II. Asnton, as chairman of the com
mittee of which he was chosen a member,
reported as roilows:
ltesolvcd, That the member of the bar of the
Supreme Court ot the l:mct of Columbia
learned with deep sensibility ot the death on tnc
ninth day of August last of the Honorable
Charles 1'incnney James, who after thirtetii jrars
ol Uistingmiwt seivice as a Justice of tue su
preme Court of the District voluntarily retired
irom the labors and duties of the bench;
That they desire at this time Mtnjile but cor
dially to express and record their rcincninrance
and appreciation ot the great judicial ability, tne
bound aiid accuiatc learnimr, the constant and
unaffected anxiety to do justice, and tne abso
lute uprightness and independence which char
acterized ihe judicial wont ami judicial hfe of
tliis eminent Magistrate, as well as their grateful
recollection of the iMbitual courtoy he cxnibucd
in his intercourse with the bar;
That those who as junior memlwrs of the bar
lwd the pleasure of practicing before him have
special cause to revere the memory of Justice
Jamrs who-c never failing interest in their wel
fare was felt by them in Iheir professional work
to be at once a stimulus and a reward:
That many of the opinions dolm-rrd by him
from the bench of the Ceneral Term of the Su
preme Court of the District present examples of
the highest degree of excellence in judicial writ
ings and will always remain among the most
honorable memorials of that court in the juris
prudence of the United States;
That it is apiiropriate in this connection to re
call tho fact that to the labors of Justice James
while at the bar the whole country is. largely in
debted for the revision and consolidation of the
s-tatutcs of the United State, as brought to a
successful conclusion by the publication of the
first edition of the Revised Statutes in the vear
His reputation as a jurist induced his seks'iori
by the President and members of the original
and distinguished commission established by act
of June 17, 1806, for the rimplillcation, arrange
ment, and consolidation of the statutes of the
United States, general and permanent in their
nature, and he lwd special charge iu that capacity
aa is well ki.own to the profession, of the re
vision of the laws relating- to the judiciary and
other important and difficult technical subjects.
The test of the second edition of the Revised
Statutes of the United States authorized by the
act of March 2, 1S77, underwent his critical ex
amination by the direction ot the Secretary of
Slate prior to its piiblitation in the year 1S73.
Tims it is that the name of .ludire James must
lie ever identified in our judicial history with
this important work of the revision and consoli
dation of the statute? it tho United States.
That the chairman i requested to furnish the
DiUrict Attorney for the United States with a
copy of these resolutions, requesting that he will
i wescnt them to the c-ourt and move that they
be entered upon the miuut&s.
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j-uuv me ujiaiiiuuu
is also rennested to transmit a copy of these
.lames with an crirewoii of the symiatiiy of
After reading the resolutions Mr. Ashton
gave a brief sketch of the life and work
of Judge James. Ho had been a close
friend of the deceased and related many
interesting incidents 01 nia career.
it, uoss I'erry, cnairman ox. me com
mittee appointed to draft resolutions on
the death of Mr. Cole, submitted the fol
lowing: Heeolved. That the death of the late V'jiuan
h. Cole is rineerely icKrettrd ly hU profeiional
brethren. lie wa an able counselor, an inde
fatigable advocate for ku licnth' interfat, ever
mindful of his duty to the court, anil yet stren
uous in maintaining the cause Ite liacl uiidj-ruktn
to defend. Ptall of courtesy and consideration for
Ids opponents as well an fur his associates he has
left only pleasant and instiling memories.
In personal intercourse lie was a modest anil
quiet gentleman, always rtardiiifr th rights and
feelinctj of others and sex. bIwkjs maintainint;
fully lus own self-respect and dicmit. In this
liUrtlinp; 3nd agKresrive afte, eueh In is ap lus
are at once a relief and a contract. We mourn
his lfcs the more because it was premature.
A copy of the resolutions was ordered
sent to the family of the deceased and
the District Attorney was requested to
present them to the Court of Appeals and
to the Supreme Court of the District.
Mr. Perry and Chapin Brown, who had
been long closely associated with the
deceased, spoke on the resolutions.
THE SLASHER AT WORK.
The (iinvni of Two Women ltiiineil
by tin- Vniiilal.
That "Jack the Stasher" has returned to
work in this city appears evident from
reports received at Police Headquarters last
Mrs. Mary McCarthy, of 1359 II Strest
northeast, and Mrs. Garrick, of 707 Tweirth
Street northwest, while shopping yesterday
in a dry goods store in Seventh Street
northwest, had their drsssca cut. Another
case was reported as the result of work
by the "spoiler" from an F-Street store,
but the name of the complainant could not
ALEXANDRIA, Dec. S. It. V. Woodbury, past
grand master of Masons of Colorado, wlio orig
inated the idea of observing the eentennlal of
the death of Washington, was in the city yes
terday evening and vieited i'st Master Kemper,
of AleKandi id-U anbington Lodtje, who is chairman
of the Centennial Committee. Mr. Woodbury will
attend the cerciws to be held at Mount Vernun.
J. O. Dousilas lias telegraphed to New York
to ascertain what lia$ hetome of the wreath pent
from England by the Earl of Landesborough, to
lie placed upon the tomb of Washington nest
Thursday. The bill of lading was received some
time ago, but the wreath has not arrived here.
Mr. Kemper, Cliairman of the Centennial Com
mittee, today learned definitely of the arrange
ments for transportation to Mount Vernon. One
lioat, with a capacity of 1,100 ju.'ftcnsers. is to
leave Washington at, 8:30 o'clock. It H not yet
dcfinitelv known whether the President and his
party will go to Mount Vernon by boat or train,
but "it is generally believed that they will go
by train, patinff through thus ilty.
"in the Circuit Court of the City of Alexandria
today, Juilijc Vicol presiding, the case of O.
J Llttell vs. Julius Latvsburg- Furniture Company
of Washington, was heard. The Lausburgh Com
pany furnished Highview Hotel, above George
town, and afterward brought suit, in the course
of which a Urge amount of household goods were
brought heie and sold. The plaintiff claims that
the le wits improperly made, and asks fur dam
ages. Hie cae is Mill in prognwa.
A fire occuired this morning in the house ot
Mrs. John Eart'tbill, on North St. Asaph Street, a
coal oil stove becoming unmanageable while she
was engaged in preparing tliu morning meal. With
the awasUnce of neighbors the fire was won
The city school board held its regular session
at the Peabody lluilding last night. The Cliriat
mi8 holidays were fixed to extend from Friday,
December J2, to Tuesday. January 2, 1'jOO. The
schools will be given a holiday on the Htlt in
stant. It was requested that the evening;
of the 13th be devoted to brief exercises in honor
of George Washington, as the founder of Alex
andria's free school.
An adjourned meeting was held tonight at the
residence of Charles E. I'ardoe. at Hraddock
Heights. Alexandria county, by Free Masons of
Alexandria county, looking toward the organiza
tion of a lodge in the county.
The Crack Corner.
Not bewijdeing to THE PEOPLE. On the contrary, 'tis their chief delight to step into ADLBR'S when on a shopptas
who has similar wares to sell that's bewildered. He cannot understand the why and the wherefore of the remarkably low
merchandise which prevail at Adler's. The explanation is just as simple a? "rolling off a log " dier manufactures his own
10 PER CENT ABOVE THE ACTUAL COST OF MANUFACTURE, which fact alone puts him outside the pale of competition,
50 and 75 Cents.
Black and Otford,
$1.50 kind for
STORM " COATS,
All the New Styles,
Shades, and Shapes
J Crack Comer.
GAPE TOWN'S JAILBIRDS
Where :i Thousand Cosmopolitan
Prisoners .Arc Couincd.
InruutcM T)o Tioti Have 11 Vry Hard
Time-Some of Tliein Itcnted Out to
Fnrniers n JiUliorers Vlrldutl Into
Three C'lnssc.i iVceirdlur to Their
LcnRtli of Service anil Behavior.
Among the many interesting things in j
Capo Town, says a Michigan man recently
back from South Africa, is an Immense
prison, where almost every nation of the
globe has representatives. Within this
prison there are more than 1,000 convicts ,
of nearly every size and color. There are
American miners and sons of the English
aristocracy; French, Italians, Russians and
Jews; there are famous chiefs ot the Afri
can tribes captured during the Transvaal
rebellions, and a horde of Kaffirs, impris
oned there for every crime in the deca
logue. Many of the most intelligent pris
oners are serving tiine for' political crimes.
England and her colonies never allow any
sentiment regarding family nnrue or wealth
to make a successful appeal for leniency
toward those who have been traitors to
The labor in which the convicts are em
ployed most continuously is In building
forts and fortifications. On the hillside
overlooking the thriving city of Cape Town
is a defence consisting of tier upon tier of
modern guns bristling along the rock and j
pointing toward the harbor. There is no I
standing army stationed to man the guns,
but each gun is connected by an electric j
wire to an instrument In the fort. This
whole hillside of guns can be discharged
at a moment's notice. The more intelli
gent criminals are not employed upon
these works, but the stupidest of the
Kafirs, and usually those who have been
sentenced for life are chosen, that no plan
of the defence may bo betrayed to an ene
my. Convicts net employed upon public works
are rented out to farmers, who much pre
fer convicts to the natives, for the convicts
have no opportunity to loaf or got drunk.
The usual contract stipulates fuel, water,
and shelter from tho farmer, and from
to GO cents a day for each convict, while
the government furnishes guards sufficient
to watch the men, and provides clothing
The prisoners are divided into three
classes, signifying the time they have been
Incarcerated and their behavior. Those
of the first class, known as the penal class
are marked by a black band around their
hats. All prisoners upon, entrance are plac
ed in this class, and remain there three
months, but if they show a docile spirit
at the end of that time they are transferred
into the probation class, which is marked
by a yellow band. They remain In this 1
class eight months, when, if their conduct
is praiseworthy, they are transferred to the
good-conduct class, marked by a red band;
hero they remain until the end of their
sentence. There are no paroles. No class
is allowed to mix with any other class, but
each class has an opportunity, after work
ing hours, for social Intercourse among its
own members. They arc housed In wards,
and no cells are used except for discipline.
Prisoners who observe the rules are
kindly treated and 'well fed in quantity
and quality, but thej'i have not many
special courses. Their breakfast consists
of "mealie porridge." coffee and bread;
their dinner of soup, meat and bread, and
their supper consists of bread alone; but
the natives look ijpon this diet as a per
petual feast as compared with what they
are accustomed to .outside of prison walls.
The dungeon is never, used, but solitary
confinement is sometimes resorted to with
vicious convicts, if they are sentenced to
more than three days' confinement they are
allowed two hours' solitary exercise out
side tho cell each day. "
Caning and Hogging are sometimes prac
tised with obstinate' criminals, but no offi
cial of tho prison Js allowed to pronounce
either ot these sentenced; they mustcomo
from the prison magistrate, who visits
tho prison ouco a week. When an in
mate i caned he Is strapped with his face
downward and is then given fifteen strokes
across the fleshy part of the legs. When
a convict is ftosged he is tied by tho bauds
to a triangle above his head and given
from twenty-five to fifty strokes across the
back with a cat-o'-nine-tails. The natives
seem to be able to endure any amount of
bodily buffering, and sometimes will laugh
while receiving their flogging, and in a
number of Instances have danced a kind ot
"shindig" as soon as released from tor
ture. Any prisoner who thinks that ho has
UiaiKK IX SIX HOURS.
. Distressing Kidney and Bladder niseis relieved
in.sir hours by "Sew Great South American Kid
ney Cure." It is a great surpriie on account of
its exceeding: promptness in relieving pain in
bladder, kidney, and back, in male or female.
Itelicvirs retention nf wate? almost immediately.
It you want quick relief and cure thit is
remtdy. Sold bv C. F. Whiteside, 1021 I.
Ave., and Edward Stevens, I'enn. Ave. and X
VICTOR E. ADLER, I
Is the popular price for a SUIT OF
CLOTHES or OVERCOAT. We do not hesi
tate to say that the various lines of MBJf'S
SUITS and OVERCOATS ia our stock marked
at that price are equal and in numerous in'
stances superior to any and aM other lines
shown here, elsewhere, anywhere, afe $10. tha
Suit or Overcoat.
XAVY IJLUK SERC.E SUITS,
CLAY WORSTED SUITS, . , -
BLUE AND BLACK CHEVIOT SUITS. -SILK
MIXED CASS. SUITS.
GREY TWEED SUITS.
FAXCY WORSTED SUITS,
SHETLAND SUITS, in Plaids, Checks, and
THIBET CLOTH OVERCOATS.
BLUE KERSEY OVERCOATS,
BLACK CASTOR CLOTH OVERCOATS. -IRISH
GREY TWEED OVERCOATS.
SILK-LINED COVERT CLOTH TOP COATS,
Beautiful TWEED COATS in Tan,
Everlasting MELTOX COATS, in grey and
Splendid lines of SI ITS to match. Figure
what an elegant outfit will fH.
tCTOR E. ADLE
923-5-7-9 7th St. N. W.
Corner Massachusetts Avenue.
a grievance has an opportunity once a week
to complain to the visiting magistrate.
The most remarkable native ever im
prisoned there was the son of a famous
inland chief who had been educated at Ox
ford University. After receiving the be.t
that England could give he returned to the
Transvaal and became a royal interpre:er
at one of the imperial courts. But when
the war broke out between his father and
the English he deserted the court, snatched
up his long-neglected club and became the
leader of bis father's tribe in the insurrec
tion. He was captured and thrown into
iprison under a sentence of iuteen. years,
ihnt war rpIn.iEpil at th (nd of five, and re
turned to his tribe in the interior. He is
a man of fine culture and keenest Intel
lect and a natural leader of men, but
chooses to follow the wild, barbaric in-
Thi' prfson ig alg0 Uje home of R young
man wno went t0 cape Town with a Bible
under his arm and a sublime faith in his
heart and a passionate desire to bear the
Hsht cf the Gospel to that isolated camp.
0hri3t5an A8SOciatIon in Cape Town, and
was held in tho very hlghsst esteem. He
had a wonderful Influence over young men
throughout the city and the colony. Oa ac
count of tho confidence of the people in
his integrity he was elected secretary of
the Cnpe Town Building and Loan Asso
ciation, which annually manipulates an
immense amount of money. He devised a
fchrewd scheme of bookkeeping, whereby he
could conceal his embezzlements, and suc
ceeded in stealing ?isr,000. He is doing
seven years for his crime.
There is also the son of an English no-
i bleman who was convicted for betraying
snmo nntiMenl information. A well-kuo.vn
puoiic ouiciai who u tuiupnum,! ui ..v
postofnee and had been an tmgitsn captain
of volunteers, was decorated three times
for bravery, but who embezzled $5,000, Is
now working iu the sewers of the city.
ORDERS FOR THE IdTACHIAS.
The Gunboat WIU Perform Servicer
in the AVeht Indies.
Tho wimhnar Mnchins which has 5'Jst
been overhauled, left Boston under orders
from the Navy Department to perforin ser-
vice in the West Indies and Caribbean
Sea. She will touch first at Puerto Plata,
Santo Domingo, and after visiting other
ports in that country to ascertain the con-
dltion of political affairs after the recent
revolution, will relieve the cruiser De-
trolt. of tho duty of looking after Anieri-
can interests in Venezuela and uotomoia.
1 it was said at the Navy Department yes-
terday that thore was notning signmcani
in the orders for the -Machius to proceed
A VICTIM OF HIGHWAYMEN.
George Bliss Held L'u and Iloblicd of
George A. Bliss, of 950 S Street north
west, reported to. the police last night that
ho. had been held up and robbed cf ?47
cash bv two colored men at the corner ot
Twenty-second and M Streets northwest, j These were, fed and supplied" with the nec
Tho nolico of the Third precinct worked 1 m.u, rP sustenance bv- Confederate
on the case, assisteu Dy a ueiecme irom
headfluurters, ami at a iie uour uuuuv
was entertained, it is said, regarding the
accuracy of the report. Further investi
gation of the matter will be made today.
Hcport of Combiniition Denied.
CLEVELAND, Ohio. Dec. S. The Bell
Telephone and Postal Telegraph and West
ern Union Telegraph officials deny in toto
tho report ot a combine between Western
Union and Independeut telephone companies
having been formed, and the added rumor
that the Postal and Bell people had united
to fight the first named combine. The Bell
Telephone people intimated that there was
trouble, but would not talk about it. By
the agreement of tho Belt Telephouo Com
pany and the Western Union, which is
about to expire, the Bell Telephone Com
pany uses many miles of Western Union
wires. H. A. Everett, head of the indepen
dent pool, is out ot tho city tonight.
The IIiiHelinll Deal Off.
The option on the purchase of tho Wash-
Ington baseball club has expired, and It ing was really safer at night, as the flash
it now definitely decided that the manage- I lights carried by the patrolling boats con
ment will remain in the hands of the veyed the intelligence to tho occupants of
HolUnberjfer Slightly Improved.
Lieut. I.nuus II, Ilolllnbcrgcr, of the Fourth
precinct, who lias been ill at his borne, 507 B
Street northeast, for several days, was reported
slichllv improved last night. A statement made
by Mrs. Holllnlerer is to the effect that the ill
new of her husband lia been of a form less
serious than reported. Lieutenant Ilollinbcrger
became HI Sunday nilit, and was attacked with
a nil Iietnmorrhagts .shortly after reaching hU
home that etcniujr. Dr. Bayne lus attended the
sick officer, and yesterday he succeeded in check
ing the riow of blood.
Fare llednced to Arlington Tomor
row. Arlington is one place about the city that never
loses iM popularity and interest. It w constantly
sought for by Uitora who admire the beauty of
the grounds and find much to hold their interest
in viewing the graes of the nation's dead who
are buried there. The favorite route to Arlington
U on the ctectrie trains of the Washington, Alex
andria, and' Mount Vernon Railway, especially on
Sundav, when the fare for the round trip is re
duced."" Trains leave for Mount Vernon, the home
and tomb of Washington, every hour from 10 a.
m. to 2 p. in.
7(h- St. & Mass. Ave. N. W.
If called ttpen to plead to an indietaMat
for aJffne Stt 9t (Aoiaas aa4 Omnia
worth 515 lor $lu, the plea wsM fe
for that's jwt what Wat? i Ufa
establishment crery day- The aiSaan at
priees has not affected because we weia
iM-epared and do not propcae to tafrc aaVaa
tage of the rise.
. CAMPBELL'S KKR-SKY OVKRCOATS, Ma,
black, brown, and tan.
English plaid-back OVERCOATS, saga
CLAY WORSTED OVERCOATS:
COVERT - CLOTH OVBRCOATS, Haed
throughout with silfc.
SUITS-RUSSIAN HOUGHS Una aad
Mack, single and double-breasted. .
- WORSTEDS Mack, blue, bfowa," checks,
stripes, and e3t mixtures.
TWEEDS and HERRINGBONES larga as
sortment all ahionable shade.
Dark grey Oxford Overcoats haed throgtt
out from edge to edge with pure silk pwnt
bly the handsomest garment on the market
and numerous other Kind. SUITS, rich and
elegant to match. See them! Secure them!
fi0pen Evenings Until Xmas.
WAB-TBB ML SBRY1GE
An "Uiidergroniid" Iloiite Ueiiveen
Wasliiiigton and Richmond.
How Letters and Supplies Were
SiniiKKled Prom the Federal to the
Confederate Cupital auulciisliurK
a. Substation Front AVliicli Expedi
tious Started Some Clever flans.
(From the Rochester Democrat and Chrosick.)
Almost everyone living at the time of
the Civil War frequently saw a mention
of an underground mail route between
Richmond, "Washington, and Baltimore.
It was an actual fact that such did exist,
that it was duly organized and was con
ducted with as much regularity as circum
stances would permit. It is true that it
was not conducted with the same regular
ity and frequency of transit as now; atill
it was in being. One day it made the trip
from Richmond, the next day the return
trip was mads. The information regarding
it was given the present scribe years ago
by Lieutenant Jenkins, who was second
in command of the expedition.
Jenkins his given name now slips my
memory was a member of the ariatocrati:
family of Jenkins that was. and is now,
a part of Baltimore's high-toned society.
He was the only one ot that numerous
family that espoused the Confederate
Capt. Charles White was in com
mand. Not alone was it devoted te the
transmission of the mails, but boots, shoes,
dry goods, and other merchandise was car
ried. In getting out ot Richmond the road
traveled depended very much upon the
position occupied by the Union
sometimes tne Hanover court nocse roan
was used, then again the Old Church road,
then agajn the -Chanceilorvilie road any
! way so Bowling Green could be reached.
! It was eenerallv easy enough to get thtt
! far out on the journey and without moles-
I tation. It was to cover these roads that
me second umsion, first corps, uen.
John C. Robinson commanding, when it
lay near Aquia Creek, had a part of the
I picket line, but his command was so
j spread out as to make it impossible at
all times to maintain- a strict guard over
the territory. Just below Aquia Creek,
j ana reacmng dock irom me j-uivmac an
tue way rrom two to tnree mues. was a
; iiai. level sireicn 01 ixna, neavuy wuuavti
I and cut up by numerous small creeks that
uiuiJtiuu iuiu tut; iivei. avriiiu invest
was near this, and near to it was the Tay
lor reansion, a superb residence, situated
on a bluff. From its chamber windows
an extended view of the adjacent country
could be had. It was at this house the
Confederacy had a sort of headquarters.
Here a signal corps was at all times on
duty. The place was in charge of a boats-
wain, who had all the while under his
; charge from a dozen to twenty-five men
j sympathizers who lived in the neighbor
At this point a light built lifeboat was
stationed constructed especially for this
service, ine Pf, "",
regular coue 01 siguais, oy menus 01 riku
,,. ..Am.n.mi.Mi .t, tfiait- frian nn
thf eastern shore or elsewhere as occa
sion might require or suggest. Passwords
were in their possession and all things
perfected to make the undertaking secret j
and a success. When any were leaving
Richmond for points North they were given
the password and, with instructions how
to reach the parties In charge of the mode
of transit across the river when these
were reached, other Instructions in conso
nance with the existing state of affairs
were given to the travelers. The river
here was about six miles wide; the ob-
i jective point to be reached on the llary-
land shore was Wicomico Creek.
When all was ready the lifeboat would
shoot out tho creek, care being taken to
avoid tho patroling gunboats ot the Union j
forces thnt were constantly moving up
and down and across the river. The cross-
the small boat just wnere was located
what they had to avoid. When the other
side was reached a four-mile walk through
a swampy, flat country had to be taken,
care had to be exercised In order to avoid
the cavalry picket, who patrolled that sec
tion ot the country from Washington to
Point Lookout. This picket duty was done
by several New York cavalry regiments
that had their headquarters at the last
named place. After completing the pedes
trian tour the traveler came to a hostelry
known as Lloyd's Tavern, a place that is
even to this day a popular resort for the
flshermeu. hunters, and sporting men, who
make Baltimore their home. It was at
this place that he. she, or they, would
ascertain the "lay of the land" and gather
instructions how to further proceed. It
was at this point a decision was made.
In all this maneuvring on the Maryland
side the objective point was Leonard's Inn.
When this was reached a safe housing was
had at tho hotel there located.
The balance ot the way was easy
enough. One could go either by stage or
wagon to either Baltimore or Washington,
The Crack Corner.
tour. It'a tb OTHKB FMUbOW
prices for faahJonaMe aad rattabie
goods aad sells them at SXACTLY
aad hence hi bewudertae aoccas
Aay alaa- feat 5 to
Mae. Mack, aad
& to ;
ADMCRT COATS. I.
Teats to iiitck. ..
Wen $a 3 A.
. Extra Ha?,
and without surveillance or fear of moles
tation. The return trip was na4 In tho
same manner and with equal caution. The
mall station wa3 near BladeMburg. Heito
the scattered mail wai collected from the
country about. The bulk of the stuff was
got together at Baltimore or Waehingtoa,
was taken to this substation at Bladens
burg, and there picked up by the mall
carriers. Bladenabarg was where tho ex
peditions started from ami arrived. It waa
in this wise an almost daily mail aad fi
press route was maintained dttrtag- the war
between the National and Confederate cap
itals. Prices Slashed Mercilessly;
From see ead of the eity to the other
the news at the sale sf S39.W0 worth of
clothing riaga la the rs of the public an I
the prices at which we're offering fcig'a
prtce merchandise will gladden the hearts
of money-saving people. Profits haTe
been eatirely ignored, aad every suit or
i overcoat sold to you duriac; this sale wiU
te turned over to you at figures unheard
of in the annals of trade. Here .a :nd?d
, . w...,, r ,aptHn. aiMi , 51,n-
We olfier a fine heavy Wiater Overcoat.
nceiy made 8nd trimmed. worth $12. a
j .95. Among them you will find black or
j 0xford Irish Friezes, also blue and black
, Xeltons sizes 34 to 12. Men's Long Cot
j Listers,' flannel lined, worth t2. at $4.:
jien-3 Genuine Covert Cloth Overcoats.
j IS for lhim week at $5.45, Mett-a
j and Young &m'a pai Overcoats, silk or
llBwl an tfee a9Vf shades of tan aad
oxford. In smooth or rough goods, ax $?..
salable at 2f : Men's Genuine Black Clay
1 niiiuuKii -t rksvini rtvoMfiKia- worth IIS
at We Mea-a Kersey aad. Met-
ton Overeoats at $7.95, worth $25. la Mae.
black, and Oxford; Men's Genuine Can's
Melton Overcoats, the best auwHlactared.
worth ?32. go for Stt.96. Used with satin
shoulders aad eaa&ineie body liaiag aad
satin sleeve liaiug.
We offer Mea's Heavy wooleB Saita, worth
1ft ,. s, . MeBS cheviot Suit, black.
,, w, wnrth si? Cm- se.aS.
Ufia.s,riae Striped Woiated Satta. ia taek
or froek style, worth ?1. far ?7 -: a s
Check Cassinvere Swiu aad Saaey Import
ed Worsteds, worth $14 for 5S.45; Mea's
Fine Clay Diagonal Dress Suits, sack ar
cutaway, worth $25. tor $&&; Young MaaM
Long Pants Salts. H o 1 years, ia Caasi
meres and Cheviots. iZJo aad $4.-. wwrtfc
m ana S1: Ying Mea'a Ulstera. tram
, ; fi fcJ- ,-, i as .-a j4S aeavr
to 36 chest measure. $!. aad ?., aravy
Irish Frieses and Chinchilla. Mea'a Dura
ble Pants. SSe: Mens Cheviot aad Casai
raere Pants, $1.45. $L5. aad $1.96. Flaw
Dress Pants-, worsted aad roegh imported
cheviots. $2.25 and $2.75, worth tour Mates
Men's and Boys'
Blue and black, with extra deep tae3
for $1.69. Boys Rubber Coats, Ja lae
thing for seheei, ?2.
Children's Chinchilla Reefers, with largo
storm or velvet collars. Sixes 4 to 9 years.
$3.50 value for $1.39. Children" s heavy
weight winter sult3. DeaUo-hreaated la
blue and steel grey effect. Worth ?1 for
1.29. Handsome all-woel ChHdees'a Salt.
In fine Cheviots, Casslmere, Seateh mfacturo
effects. Worth $5 for $1 3t. Chffdrea's Ul
sters, made of Malton. Karser. aad Ohfa
ehilla Cleths. Sfaea 4 to'14 yeaes' Wfcrth
$3 to $S for $L9S. Children's Caae Over
coats with adjustable cape. Sold up to $7
A Great Stock of Underwear
25 dozen Salmon Colored Rife Under
shirts. 75c grade, only 3Se: dozen
extra hoavy weight wool fleeee-Maed Un
derwear, all sizes: full regalar bmmI. $1
value. 47c; 25 dozen all wool Darby Rib.
extra heavy, $1.50 grade. S8e; 5 dozen
Men's White Unlaundered Shirts. r-aa-forccd
back and front, pure llaea bosom.
75c grade. 33c; 100 doaen Fancy Colored
Socks. 25c grade. le.
H. Friedlander & Bro.,
Cor. 9th and EStsr
Our Only Store In "Wn-iUIncton.