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(Continued from First Page.) those submitted by counsel for defense in the alleged Post Office Department con spiracy trial, charging that Inspectors Mayer and Gregory had been guilty of coaching witnesses. This was the first oral nppearance of Mr. Purdy since the trial be gan. He has sat at the trial table every day and has been constantly in conference with counsel for the government. Mr. Purdy recalled the order of the court in the beginning of the trial excluding all witnesses from the court room excepting the two inspectors. "I admit." Mr. Purdy said, "that it was highly improper, under such order, for any one in the court room to go out and talk with witnesses and state anything regard ing the prosecution. The Inspectors did go out and speak to some of the witnesses. "The contention of the defense is that they went out to inquire about matters to be brought to the attention of the court, or to prepare witnesses that were to be called. There is nothing In the charges made that would suggest that the inspectors conveved information to witnesses as to what took piace here In the court room." Mr Purdy then read the affidavits of Willam F. Sapp, superintendent of delivery in the Toledo post office; and Inspectors Mayer and Gregory. Sapp, in his affidavit, said lie met George R. I^orenz in the Riggs House and was asked to accompany him to the Colorado building, where he was confronted with two statements, one of which he declined to sign. Sapp declared that no one had ever Indicated in any way what took place in the court room or what his testimony should be. What he saw inspectors do was in the presence of bystanders, and there was no suggestion of conveying information as to what took place in the court room. Inspectors' Affidavits. Inspector Gregory, in his affid ivit. said that he had frequently left the court room at the instance of the district attorney, to telephone in the interest of getting witness es. so^tfcere might not be any unnecessary delay; to procure certain records by tele phone or otherwise. He admitted that he did show to Sapp a letter from Ijorenz to Machen; also part of a register of the Hotel Raleigh bearing certain signatures, to see if Sapp could make a proper identification. Gregory de clared that he never tried In any way to influence any witness. Inspector Mayer, in his affidavit, related that lie had been in service many years He said he had prepared to a great extent the case of the government against the'de fendants. He said he had seen every wit ness and every pap<-r that had been pre sented or might be presented by the gov ernment. He had questioned every witness and had taken statements from many of them. At all times lie had acted under tha direction of the attorneys for the govern ments He admitted that he had gone to the wit ness room, before the order of the court prohibiting the same, but always to con fer with a witness regarding some particu lar record of fact. Mr. Mayer denied that there was any disposition on his part to influence a witness on any point. When Mr Purdy was through readin? affidavits. Justice Pritchard asked counsel for the defense if they cared to be heard on the subject. There being no re sponse Justice Pritchard said; "The rule of the court will be d!s charged. Adjournment Refused. I nited States District Attorney Beach, at 12 35 p.m. asked Justice Pritchard to ad journ court until Monday morning at 10 o'clock, explaining that the government had examined the majority of its witnesses, and that it would be necessary to go over ail the typewritten testimonyn before clos ing the government's case. I shall not at this time adjourn till to morrow. ' said Justice Pritchard. "I came down here this morning at great incon venience to myself. I'm not going to hold court tomorrow, but I shall not grant your Marshal, you may adjourn court till 1 -..to p.m." THE TESTIMONY. Today's Proceedings in the Post Office Cases. After arguments this morning by Attor r.eys Maddox and Kuinler. In continua tion of those made late yesterday afternoon. Justice Pritchard admitted In evidence a transcript of Machen's account with the l;nion National Bank of Westminster, Md. The transcript was admitted. however, solely as it relates to the Items which the government had connected by evidence with the case on trial. Attorney Douglass then moved that the remarks of Attorney Holmes Conrad to the effect that Machen while receiving a salary of had an income of FJt>,(X>u a year be expunged from the record of the trial. Attorney Conrad then arose, not for the purpose, he said, of making an explanation, not for the purpose of making an apology, but solely for the purpose of vindicating his action. His remarks, said Mr. Conrad, were not intended for the jury, and he had not the faintest suspicion that what had 'dropped from his lips in an unguarded mo ment would affect the Jury. As his re narks were not intended for the Jury. (?dded Mr. Conrad, he would withdraw his rerna rks. Although Justice Pritchard had overruled the motion to strike the remarks from the record, he permitted Attorney Conrad to withdraw the same. Mr. Herring Continues. Joshua W. Herring, cashier of the Union National Bank of Westminster, Md., who was on the stand at the hour of adjourn ment yesterday afternoon, was recalled for 'cross ->.amination. which was very brief. Replying to "a query propounded by Attor ney Douglass, the witness stated that he i had known Machen for several years and jlnd I .-en acquainted with Mrs. Machen since her childhood. Mr. Herring further caid that Mrs. Machen's father was for merly cashier of the I'ttlon National Bank of Westminster. Md. First Assistant Postmaster General Wynne took the stand again for the purpose of pi csentiiig a statement of Information relating to expenditures in his office, that was culled for by the defense when he was on the stand before. The defense reserved tile right to cross-examine Mr. Wynne re garding tine ? la to meat after counsel shall have had an opportunity of examining: the same. Bought a Draft. Next to appear as a witness for the gov ernment was Kmanuel Speich, a. clerk in the office of the free delivery system. Post Office Department. Mr. Spelch explained that April Hi. 1902. Mr. Machtn handed to him a check for $S50. drawn by Martha J. Lorenz on a Toledo, Ohio, bank, and $120 in currency, and requested him to pur chase a draft on New York for $870. The 'witness had an account at the Second Na tional Bank, and he purchased the draft there and gave it to Mr. Machen. On cross-examination the witness said that at the time Mr. Machen stated he had no local bank account. There was noth ing secretive about the transaction. Fasteners in Chicago. Daniel P. Cahill of the auditor's office of the Chicago post office, who followed Mr. Spelch as a witness, identified a receipt from D. B. Groff for $4,200 in payment for 2.8fO GrolT fasteners, at $1.50 each, sent to the Chicago post office In the year ISPti. The defense objected to the admitting of the receipt in evidence, but the objection was overru led. R. P. Dietrich, a clerk in the Chicago post office, was then called. He testified that of the 2.800 Groff fasteners received at the Chicago post office in lKHi. only 500 were used. The remainder of the shipment were kept in the basement of the Chicago post office until December. 1901, when they were shipped away, to what point or points the witness was not aware of his personal knowledge. He had been Informed that they were sent to a factory to be attached to letter boxes. The fasteners were not sent to the Chicago post office upon requi sition or order of the postmaster at Chi cago. so far as the witness could tell. J. William White, a clerk In the office of the auditor for the Post Office Department, produced certain papers' from the files of his office. The papers were certificates to the audi tor showing that the postmaster at Chi cago had been authorized by First Assist ant Postmaster General Jones to expend not to exceed $4,200 for Groff fasteners. The certificates bore tlie initials, among others, "A. W. M." In This City and Brooklyn. Charles W. McWhorter, a clerk in the lo cal city post office, identified a letter, dated July 5, 1805, by the terms of which the postmaster of Washington, D. C., was au thorized to expend $1,500 for i,000 Groff fasteners. letters of similar purport were identified by the next witness, A. T. Smith, superin tendent of city delivery of the Brooklyn (N. y.) post office. The letters were ini tialed "A. W. M." By their terms the post master at Brooklyn was directed to pay for certain fasteners that had been ordered shipped to him, and to install'the fasteners in Brooklyn. On cross-examination Mr. Sfnfth said that with very few exceptions Groff, fasteners are used on all letter boxes in Brooklyn, and that they, had proved eminently satis factory. "How many letter boxes are in use in Brooklyn, Mr. Smith?" inquired Attorney Maddox. "About 2.000." was the answer. "And of that number how many are equipped with the Groff fastener?" the attorney then wanted to know. r? "About 1,050. at least." stated Mr. Smith. "Then you need a tew more fasteners, do you not?" Attorney Maddox persisted. "No." explained the witness, "because the remaining boxe3 are not so located that Groff fasteners are needed for them." "I merely wanted you to know that we are still doing business." concluded At torney Maddox. and the court and every one else within hearing smiled. At the conclusion of the examination of Mr. Smith the usual midday recess was taken. Auditing Accounts. The first witness called during the ses sion of the court this afternoon was Nolan H. Chew, deputy auditor for the Post Of fice Department. He explained in minute detail the method followed In his office of auditing the accounts of the rural free delivery system. The defense finally objected, and said it was admitted that the accounts were prop erly audited. The government explained that It expected to prove, as the result of its examination of Mr. Chew and a witness who would follow him, that warrants In payment for fasteners were sent by Ma chen to Groff. The defense challenged the government to prove that such was done. The court permitted the examination to proceed. INTERESTING INCIDENTS. Clash Between Counsel Late Yesterday Afternoon. An interesting and exciting incident in the trial of August W. Machen, the Groff brothers and the Lorenzes occurred yester day just before the usual hour for adjourn ment. Throughout the day bank "officials had been on the stand testifying concerning various checks and drafts which passed be tween D. B. Groff and Martha J. Lorenz and George E. Lorenz and Machen. After J. W. Herring, cashier of the 1'nlon National Bank of Westminster, Md., had told of the various transactions of Machen with his bank, as told in The Star, Mr. Taggart, assistant District attorney, of fered In evidence the transcript of Machen's entire dealings with that Institution, to the admission of which Charles A. Douglass ob jected. Taking up the document Holmes Conrad, special counsel for the government, con tended that It was admissible, and remark ed that, in looking over it. It appeared that, by strict economy. Machen. on a salary of $:i,500 a year, had manigid to make $20,i,00 a year. This brought forth a storm of protest from counsel for the defense, who appealed to the court to let the defendant, Machen, be tried on only one charge at a time. In the midst of the argument an adjournment was taken until tomorrow. Mr. Conrad, as he made the statement, turned upon Machen and looked him di rectly In the eye. "Is there any evidence hera that Machen made $20,000 a year?'" Mr. Dwglass asked. '"It appears so," Mjr. Conrad declared. "I say that this paper on the face of it shows that It is material. I propose to show that this transcript of this man's account In this bank demonstrates that on a salary of $3,500 a yeaf, by the observance of strict economy and due attention to business, he was making $20,000 a year." Mr. Douglass was on his feet quickly and protested that la matters involving the U WWVW9VW9VWVWV VWVWVV^ x r * rvvvvvvmr vvvyvywyvwvvvwwmw9?mV99 yvvyyvyyywvwyvvwvvv w wv'fvvvtvvvyyvy wwrrv CANDY SPECIAL. Special for Saturday?Delicious dark-coated "Vanilla Chocolate Drops; the kind that melt in your mouth. Saturday, per lb., at 12c. Seventh and IK Sts. BUSirfESS HOURS?Store opens at 8:30 a.m.. closes at 5:30, excepting Saturdays, when we are open until 9 p.m. X !??? MUSIC SPECIAL. Bedelia, Navajo, Peaceful Henry, Laughing Wate", An Afternoon Tea. This special price for Saturday only. Early in the week we received a letter from Mr. E. Schlomowitz off 163 Mercer street, NewYork, one of the most reliable furriers in America, in = forming us off the firm's determination to retire from business, and asking our fur buyer's imme diate presence in New York city, with a view off purchasing the stock. Recent heavy demands had depleted our own stocks and we were happily in a position to dispose of the entire line. The oppor tunity to buy Furs of the finest quality to retail at half, nearly half and less than half price was too important to neglect?and we, therefore, took over everything contained in this fine fur stock. $116.98 Pelerines, $10. Real Eastern River Mink Pelerines, lined with brocaded satin, trimmed with six fox tails and ornaments, close-fitting collar effect. $H8.9>8 Pelerines, $110. Pelerines of Isabella Opossum fur1, extra length, trimmed with eight fox tails, lined with sauirrel fur. |$22.9>8 Pelerines, $12.98 Extra Long Flat Pelerines of Japanese Mink, handsomely striped, trimmed with the extra full long fox tails, lined with brown satin. ^ $25 and $30 Pelerines, $ : I 4 i Y . > <? V II ?i ? 4 > <!> 4 ?t v Elegant quality Sable Fox Pelerines, trimmed with two genuine bush tails, fined with brocaded satin duchesse. Soft and silky quality. $37.50 Pelerines, $25. Two-stripe Eastern Mink Pelerines, lined with satin duchesse. trimmed with real mink tails. $50 Pelerines, $32.50. Three specimen pieces, consisting- of Genuine Marten Pur Pelerine, extra heavy and full; extra long. Finest qual ity pelts. Foxes, $4.98. Isabella and Sable I''ox Scarfs, first quality pelts, trimmed with bush tails. $12.50 Foxes, $6.98. Isabella and Sable Fox Scarfs, extra choice quality, trimmed with heavy bush tails. imperials, Genuine Marten Imperial Boas. fin ished off with marten tails and orna ments. in High-class Furs Our first thought was to pack the furs away until next ssassn, but ?he desire to share every advantage wit i our customers prompts us to hold the sale rmw==TOMORROW. We unhesitatingly declare the valid ss to bs the greatest ever offered in A3 Furs. No woman who has the slightest notion of buying a fur piece or Fur Coat this winter can afford to neglect the opportunity pre sented by this purchase and sale.' There are furs of every stylish sort?scarfs, pelerines, boas, muffs and fur coats. The following details show the savings average a fourth to a half original cost: $4.00 Scarfs, $1.98. Cluster Scarfs of Genuine Electric Seal, full length, trimmed with six large tails. Scarfs, $1-6. Finest grade Marten Pelerine, extra heavy, full quality. Fur Sets, $18.50. Genuine Sable Raccoon Fur Pelerines, full length, lined with blick satin duchesse; extra large flat muff to match. Entire set at $18.50. $13.98 Muffs, $7.98. Isabella and Sable Fox Flat Muffs, full size, lined with satin duchesse. $22 Mink Muffs, $15.98 Four Striped Real Eastern Mink Flat Muffs, not the dark artiticlal-colored sort, but natural Russian mink. $10.98 Furs, $5.98. Long Flat Boas of Australia Opossum, trimmed with six handsome fox tails and cord fastenings. $25 Fur Coats, $16.98. Superior quality Electric Seal Fur Cojjts, with deep reveres and storm col lar. Lined with satin. $30 Fur Coats, $23. Nearseal Fur Coats of excellent qual ity; with deep storm collar and reveres. Latest cut. $55 Nearseal Coats, $37.50. XXX Nearseal Fur Jackets, high storm collar and full reveres of same material. Satin duchesse lining. $55 Nearseal Coats. $39 XXXX quality Nearseal Fur Jackets, the reveres and high storip collar of Baum Martin fur. Lined with rich bro caded satin. Nearseal Coats, $42.50. Elegant grade of Nearseal Fur Jack ets, the colter and reveres of Eastern Mink fur. Satin duchesse lining. $02.98 Boas, $7.98. Long Round Boas of Sable and Isa bella Opossum, trimmed with six fox tails. Men's 50c. Hose, 25c. A not-to-be-repeated bargain for men. Lace and Embroidered Hose, silk stripes and small neat figures, and all-over lace designs. Full regular made, Hermsdorf fast black dye. 25c. pair instead of 50c. tomor row. $L50 Golf Vests, 98c. Besides style, they have comfort and warmth to recommend them. All-wool Golf Vests, for women, in white, red, blue, green and gray; all sizes. Reg ular $1.50 value for 98c. tomorrow. MEN'S, WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S Shoes Sharply Reduced. Every pair of Winter Shoes has been marked down in price to clo se out. We won't have a sur plus like this at Inventory time?not if low prices will move them out. The fact that all the footwear in this closing-out movement are "Insured" makes it the season's greatest shoe occasion. Women's- Regular $'1.00 Shoes, of box calf, velour'rislf and tan calf; lace and bluchers: c<Jrk soles; fashionable tramp last: s'^rta'ble for _ sria/nT $2.3 9 to -j Wome?;s;<4jV"k, Cushion and Flexible Sewed Shoes, blucher, lace and button styles, of kid,- calf and patent colt kid. Tipped ptain toes. All siz?(3. None sold for less* than $2.50. and some are regular $3 shoes. Reduced to Men's Celebrated "Just Wrjght" Shoes, hand made, of kid, box calf and patent colt; double soles, broad ,',a/?ii medium toes. always-i Reduced to. $L8, >t Wrjght" She c calf and pat* li v u u i c auicn, medium . Regular prices J! (T? s $3.30 and $4.0o. /J y/ pit tn " The Dr. Edison Cushion-sole Shoes, for women: welt or turn soles; protect the feet from cold and dampness. Regular price always $3.50. Re duced to $2.89 Women's Warm Shoes. Felt and Cloth Juliets: almost every size in the lot, but not all sizes of each kind. Regular $1.25 and $1.31 values, row to. Reduced tomor >Cc Men's well-known "Dependable" Shoes of kid, wax calf, box and patent colt; blucher, lace or congress styles; double and single soles; 15 styles in all. Regular price always $3.00 and i $3.50. Reduced to 19 97c, Women's Kid and Calf Lace Shoes; also Kid Button Shoes, guaranteed solid leather throughout: sizes 2Vi to 8. Regular $1.50 values reduced to ^ u >^/o Boys' and Girls' Kid, Calf and Patent Leather Shoes, single and double soles; heel and spring heel; sizes 8>4 to 2; regular $1.00, ?5x ?j< /v $1.25 and $1.50 values re- (se duced to A miscellaneous lot of Women's and Children's Cloth Slippers and Juliets, leather or felt "5 soles; values sold UP to nj) (Tj'lkya $1.00; reduced to Men's "Wear Well" Shoes, hand welt soles; in blucher. lace or Congress styles; drill or leather a. j, lined; double soles to T| NJ. S heels; 0 to 11: regular oC?<0' price $2.50; reduced to $5 Black Silk Waists, $2.98. We haven't had such a fine value to offer this season in black silk waists. The lot consists of superior quality Black Peau de Soie Silk Waists: made in thorough fash ion and embellished with silk me dallions. $2.98 instead of $5.00 tomor row. Petticoats, 69c. Women's Black Mercerized I'nder skirts. made with accordion-pleated ruffle and small ruffle on bot tom. with hemstitching; aU /in lengths OvC. The Clearing MEN'S CLOTHING ?gives you an opportunity to become acquainted jyith our "In sured" Clothing at a saving of several dollars. No better time to find out its worth and quality. The Insurance Policy issued with ..every garment is the strongest warranty of satisfaction ever given by any clothier?and safeguards your interests as no ordinary guar antee can. It's clearance time?every Suit and every Overcoat bears a radically reduced price to close out. The entire stock is in four groups: Lot 11?All Suits that have been selling at $10 and $112.50 are final- gJ(T|\ Ey reduced to- ----- ,*? - o<D>\y ly Lot 2?All Suits that have been selling at $13.50, $15 and $16.50 ^(H) gj(fh are reduced to - -- -- -- Lot 3?All Overcoats that have been selling at $8.50 and $10 are (?/?? reduced to- ------- _ /! Lot 4?All Overcoats that have been selling at $15, $16.50 and ? tl A SA $18 are reduced to - - - - vU/ocD>hJ' Economics in Hoiusefurnishings. Little money will go a great way in our basement Saturday? the items below are all marked much below what is asked else where. Galvanized Iron Ash Cans. Regulation size, corrugated sides, oifif. 20-gallon size V^. Ling-handle Japanned Ash Shovels. Spe- e _ clal ?/l?. 5.000 Crystal Glass Water Turn- ill/ r biers. Each at... 11 Family size Galvaniz ed Iron Wash Glass Wash ,n.ever.29c. with 39c. Tubs Crystal boards: wear out. Wash Boilers, heavy tin bot toms Crystal Glass Sugar and Cream Set, q., cut-glass effect W. 3-piece Toilet Set, In oak. green and red; con sisting of water carrier, slop pall, and JlSr foot tub. Special..VOt>. Japanned Chamber Pail ? with cover, t Special The Nu Broom, with flexible handle?a great, labor saver. Spe clal AVV.. Star Oleine Washing Soap per cake... :.2&c. Wash Boilers, heavy tin and extra quality copper bottoms; war- iuj ranted The Grand Clothes Wringer, family size; rubber vulcan ized on shaft, ? ? n o Special ^ ? ?" 8-quart Galvan ized Iron Water fl c ~ Pail lot. Red Seal Lye, 'fsr, 6 cans for.. Covered Ash Sieves^,, fit any barrel or A fir ash can Oyster Fryer, with sep-, arate draining Te basket AOC. Set of Mrs. Potts' Sad. Irons. Including 3 irons, I handle and 1 stand; special QO/* for set ?yw. Set of 0 Rogers' Silver plated Tea Spoons, iu Plain and fancy patterns OVC. Set of 3 Christy Knives ?including 1 Cake. 1 Bread and I Paring Knife. Special ? ?s_ for set BilC. Pressed Gas Globes, la ?c\..*la.sa....ef;.. 10c. 7 rolls Our Dependable Roll Toilet Paper, 500 sheets to roll, ^$C .>0 feet best quality Cotton Clothes Line ?special 7c. 5-qt. Granite Iron Saucepans; regu lar price, 49c. l B~ 8peciul at ?>***?? >jr 2-qt. Tin Buckets. Special at Engraving. We will take orders for engrav ing name on copper plate and 50 cards tomorrow at 59c. Work guaranteed the best obtainable at any price. Reprinting 50 cards from your plate. 2;)c. Wedding and Reception Invita tions engraved in best manner at lowest rates. Kimonas and Gowns. Women's Heavy Quality Flannelette Kimonas, yoke back and front: in pink and blue checks, with plain borders. Also Pink and Blue Stripe Flannelette Petticoats, with ruffles and seal- A loped edge. Choice at TryC. A special lot of Women's Flannelette Gowns, in pink and blue stripes; yoke trimmed with fancy braid; 14 to 17 sizes. Extra wide and long. Tomorrow at Leading Hakes of Cor sets at 65>c. Tomorrow you can choose your favor ite make of Corset for as little as <50 cents?an unusual price for such splen did makes as "R. & G.." "C. B." and "W. B." . In medium, short and long lengths; of white and black coutil. dip hip and straight- front. Sizes 18 to 30. Special price tomorrow only?<8? cents. 39c. and 50c. Veils, 25c. Choice of the new style Silk Cliiffon Veilings, with large chenille dots and plain meshes: also new dotted effects in Maline. Regular 30c. and 50c. values tomorrow at 25c. a yard. Wanted Toilet Wares at Least Prices. Coke's Dandruff Cure and Dan derlne. each 39* Malvlna Lotion 29c. Talcutine I2^C. Large bottles of Sanitol Liquid, for the teeth 29C. Double-distilled Witch Hazel, pint 8c. ???? 19c. 29C. Eastman's Benzoin and Almond Lotion IyC. The Unbreakable Dressing Comb, ? each oC. The Monarch . 2-qt. Fountain Syringe or Water Bottle "4711" Toilet Water La Blache Face Powder. Hen'sShirts, Und'rw'r.&c, Men's 41-00 Fancy Laundered Dress Shirts, neat patterns, stripes and figures, separate cuffs. Spe clal ? Men's 50c. All-silk Neckwear, tecks and four-in-hands, light and dark de signs, French and reversible?all this season's patterns. Special.. "Vti Men's ?1.00 All Pure Wool Underwear, shirts and drawers to match, extra well made and finished, mostly all '7<n)r? large sizes. Special /Vt? Wright's Genuine Health Underwear, all wool fleeced, shirts and drawers, light and dark colors, shirts silk faced and taped. Sell everywhere at Qe> $1.50. Special OOL. Boys' Clothing', FmroSslhimigs. Prices cannot go lower than Saturday's level?that's certain. Just previous to stock-taking we are particularly anxious to dispose of many lots?and you can understand why price-marks are 40 de: cisively cut. The juvenile's wants may be supplied at Gpldenberg's tomorrow at the greatest savings yet known. $3.50 ?& S4 Overcoats, $4 to $6 Suits, $2.75. This offering includes our entire stock of Boys' Russian Blouse Suits, compris ing wide wale and fine twilled serges and worsteds, also rough cheviots in brown, royal blue and navy blue; bloomer pants; patent leather belt and silk necktie; sizes to 8 years. $3 Mackintoshes, $11.98. Boys' Tan and Gray Double-breasted Plaid-lined Waterproof Mackintoshes; sizes 7 to 1U years. Also Pure Gum Coats, in same sizes. $LS0 Sweaters, 98c. Boys' Ail-wool Winter-weight Sweat ers. in black, white and royal blue; sizes 7 to 15 years; tine for skating and for general cold weather wear. Boys' Stylish Overcoats of Melton. Frieze and Kersey; in Oxford gray, mix ed brown and navy blue; naval and Cos sack reefer styles; full length, with belted back: finished with gilt buttons, emblem on sleeve, and some have red lined detachable hood; sizes to 7 "years. 50c. Night Robes, 35c. Boys' Heavy Quality Flannelette Night Robes, in good washable pat terns; full length; for boys of 7 to 15 years. Boys' $4 Suits, $2.89. Two-piece Suits in Norfolk and dou ble-breasted styles; sizes ranging from 8"to 15 years: fancy cheviots or plain navy blue serge and worsted. Children's Coats Reduced $7.98 $8.98 ones at $4.98 The Children's Velvet Coats have been given inarching orders. Balance of our winter stock in one lot tomorrow marked ;it $4.98 for quick selling. Made of black silk velvet, heavily lined, large collar, trimmed with beaver fur and lace medallions; some have large white lace collars. 2 to 6-year sizes. Former prices, $7.98 and $8.98. Now reduced to $4.98. Another underprice lot of Children's Coats consists of Cloth and Corduroy garments; in blue, castor, green, red and brown. Handsomely trimmed. '? to G-year sizes. Former prices, $4.9S. S5.98 and $0.98. Finally reduced to Girls' Angora T a m O'Shanters, In white, red, blue and gray. Just the ^y thing for school wear. $2.98 69c, Girls' School Dresses of bright Scorch plaid worsted; lined throughout; waists have deep breteiles; trimmed with medallions and braid. 4 to 14-year sizes 198c, Children's Flannelette Skirts, waists and bands; pretty pink and blue stripes. Sizes 2 to 14 years. Regu lar 2J)c. value tomorrow at with 15c< 39c. and 50c. Neckwear, 25c. The prettiest, daintiest styles we have had this season. Just sent us by a maker whose creations set the fashion in Women's Neckwear. Exquisite Silk Embroidered Collars, in raised floral designs, with large bishop tab; actual S00- value. Also Pretty Point Venice Lace Collars, with teneriffe wheels and Battenberg rings, in new styles, with long bishop tabs; actual 39c. value. Choice tomorrow at 25 cents. sues of the case counsel ought not improv idently to make a statement of that char acter. "I made It intentionally," Mr. Conrad said. "All right," retorted Mr. Douglass; "go much the worse and so much the stronger the criticism." Mr. Douglass declared that Mr. Conrad had taken issue with the district attorney and with the government. Continuing, he said: ''I knew very well what was to be, and I sought to uncover the situation." The spe cial counsel for the government, he said, had taken issue with the district attor ney's office, and said: "We want this thing in for the purpose of proving Machen made $20,000 a year." Driven to the wall, Mr. Douglass de clared. It was now disclosed that this was the real purpose of the government. To admit the transcript, be said, would put Machen on trial not in one case, but In fourteen different cases before one jury at the same time. He reverted to the testimony, and said that Machen had been declared by two for mer first assistant postmasters general to be an efficient, capable public official, and that Mr. Heath had characterized him as one of the fathers of the rural free deliv ery. He insisted that Machen was entitled to be tried on the one single charge contain ed in the indictment. "We cannot try alt these cases at one and the same time," said Mr. Douglass. Mr. Kumler followed Mr. Douglass, and, speaking with much feeling, called upon Mr. Conrad to stand up like a man and ad mit the unfairness of his statement. Mr. Conrad answered that he had nothing to add to what he already had said. He declared the government was not seeking to convict either of the defendants unleM the evidence adduced convicts them, and insisted that the transcript was admissi ble evidence. The hour for adjournment had long pass ed, and it was agreed that the subject should be further argued today. Vignette of Dickens. Sir John B. Robinson In the CornhlU Magazine. Charles Dickens, it was often said, was above all things an actor. He wa3 in<l?ed an actor, and a consummate one. Ho was never when In public what In the ordinary sense of the word is termed "natural." X saw him again and again at these guild meetings; I heard him address various pub lic assemblages, and I listened, I think, to each of his public rea'dings. and In all he had consciously an ideal in his mind, i;p If which ho may be said to have acted. His characters have been counted, and they I run into hundreds and hundreds. He must have created them as lie walked and rode and conversed or mused. The situation in which he fourtd himself for the time fce i came an i<l?*l oim forthwith, and his part a part with tha rest. I once caw him hurry forward in St. Jame::' 3<i:iare to l.elp * a policeman who was struggling "-vitn a desperate fMiow whom he hud urrecteu for stealing lead. .My fiieod. Mr. J. C. Park inson. well known to an.i much liked by Dfckrnn. was ??1th me. ar.d wo hastened to act's;.. I w.lly 'remblcd. for the man locked savagely at Mr. Dickens, and in at.otticr mom?;t u h'ow mtght have fallen. ?Til ?0 with ycir \o t\e station." said Mr. ; DlcWen- to \*e poKceinan, and ho did. Ev-;n then hi? voice, his air. hi* walk mado mo ihlak. of tome accomplished artict call ed upan to represent all this upon the stage. Mr. Kruger in Good Health. MENTOXE, France, January 22.?The re port circulated in the United State* from The Hague yesterday that former Presi dent K-ruger is so feeble that his friend# are most anxious regarding him is incor rect. Mr. Kruger. who has been residing here since October last, is enjoying excel lent health. THE SATURDAY STAR. By Mai! $1.00 per Year.