--A correspondent of the New York World
thus depicts the sufferings of this brave man. Surely some steps should be speedily taken to release him from a confinement which, if continued much longer, must and in a death of the most miserable character:
is now in such a condition that he requires the attendance of a physician.
He is in solitary confinement in a cell on the northerly side of Fort Lafayette, with one small window in it. This cell is beneath the casemates, and is dark and dump.
With the wind in a certain direction, his cell becomes filled with smoke.
Upon one occasion a voice was heard faintly calling for the guard; it proceeded from Zarvona
Upon opening the door it was discovered he was almost suffocating.
The guard entered, but was obliged to retire because of the smoke.
had to remain, however; "such were the orders." He is allowed no communication whatever with the outer world — no books and papers — no variation from prison (Government) fare, although these have been sect to him. One person he has been allowed to see — his mother.
When she arrived at the fort all the ordinary prisoners were closely confined to their quarters, and Zarvona
was marched between a file of men to the lieutenant; commanding
The heart-broken woman had brought some little comforts; these were denied him in her presence; his treatment, it is said by those who know, will noon place him among the living dead — in lunacy.