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Justice JU5 ustioe ioe Pritohard rite ar Intimates That at He e May MaySentence MaySe a aentente
Sentence Se entente t nceConspirators Conspirators ores pirators for or a Long LongTerm LongTerm on onTerm
Term o of Years YearsTHE YearsTHE ears earsTHE
District strict Attorneys Office ice Demands Extreme ExtremePenalty ExtremealtyArgument Extremeenalt
Penalty enalt altyArgument Argument r ument to t o Be e Heard Hear ear r 1 This ThisTWO ThisIt is isr isAfternoonDefendants
It AfternoonDefendants fternoonDefenda ts Crushed CrushedJTWO
Justice Prltchard after denying the themotions themotions themotions
motions for a new trial and an arrest arrestof nrrestof arrestof
of Judgment this morning said just as ascourt ascourt ascourt
court took a recess recessThe recessTho recessTho
Tho jury has rendered Its verdict ot otguilty otguilty orguilty
guilty on all the twelve counts in the theindictment theIndlotment theindictment
indictment and I am in accord with withthat withthat withthat
that verdict I do not think the penalty penaltylaid penaltyd penaltylaid
laid d down do n in the statute for conspiracy conspiracyIB consplracIs
Is adequate in this case The attorneys attorneyswill attorncswm attorneysrill
will bring authorities here after recess recessto recessto recessto
to discuss whether a penalty can be im imposed Imposed imposed ¬
posed for each count in the indictment indictmentor
or merely for one count countBlow countBlo countBlow
Blow Blo to Defendants DefendantsThis DefendantsThis DefendantsThis
This statement statem nt was a tremendous blow blowto blowto blowto
to the defendants who gathered from fromit tromit fromit
it that Justice Pritchard intended to give givehem givefhem givethem
hem them at least the maximum penalty of oftwo ottwo oftwo
two years yearsJn earsJn in the penitentiary and a fine fineof fineof fineo
of o 510000 510000Ai 10000Al 10000 10000AU
Ai Al at tho four defendants were over overhcmbl overwhelracfh j jwhelmed
whelracfh whelmed hcmbl by the Intimation from the thebench tho thoboIJch theborsch
bench Machon ieanco Jenot1L 1ennodi > tort forward l r nrd pith yrlthtbe 1lthtb piththe
the tb tttg i iblood lQAt1lfitQt QXPr oxpresinnsz szdfn std 8I d Ue Ueblood tleblood
blood rushed rushe1f to his taco t co as If he w wardabout ward wardabout r rabout
about to have a stroke of apoplexy His Histhree Histhree Histhree
three codefendants abandoned for the themoment t tmoment themoment
moment their air of qyjet dignity and andanxiously nndanxiously andanxiously
anxiously inclined their heads to take takein takaIn takein
in every word ord of the Intimation of the thepunishment thepunishment thepunishment
punishment about to be meted out to tothem tothom tothem
them The attorneys for the defense defensewere deCenscere defensewere
were ere also alarmed by b the manifest In Intention Intention intention ¬
tention of the theJustlce Justice to give them a pen penalty penalty penalty ¬
alty much heavier than that which hadbeen had hadbeen h1dbeen
been Imposed upon any of those who whohave whohac whohave
have yet been tried for the Postoflice Postoflicefrauds Postomcefrauds Postofilcefrauds
frauds fraudsC
C A Douglass for the defensebitterly defense defensebitterly detensebitted
bitterly bitted denied the right this morn mornIng mornIng morning
Ing of the court to impose sentence sentencefor sentenoofor sentencefor
for each count He said that such a aruling anlInG aruling
ruling would placo the defendant in a acriminal ncrIminal acriminal
criminal action at the mercy of the theprosecutor theprosecutor theprosecutor
prosecutor and opportunity would ould be beafforded beofTorded beafforded
afforded for evading the maximum maximumpenalty maximumponalty maximumpenalty
penalty which the law intends to impose im impose Imos ¬
poseHe pose poseHe os
He pointed out that the > indictment in inthe Inthe inthe
the Machen trial could have been drawn drawnso drawnso drawnso
so as to contain fiftysix counts In Inwhich Inwhich inwhich
which c case s < the extreme penalty would wouldbe wouldb wouldbe
be b 112 U years and 609000 The conspiracy conspiracywas conspiracywas
was the thing charged by t the e Govern Government Government Government ¬
ment and the overt acts n merely merel tended tendedto tendedto tendedto
to keep it alive There was not a sep separate separate separate ¬
arate conspiracy for each count and the theprosecution theprosecution theprosecution
prosecution had never contended that thatthere thatthere thatthere
there was
Iy I lost t his rather de deponnair onnnlrnnd and c cyniaal cyniaalairs n o11 o11Jtrr
Airy and nd Jt jtw t rora wan i obvious obv us that tl1n tl1nkeen he fijjd fijjdkeenly hhd hhdkeenly
keenly keen sufrere sufieredfrom < ivfroTOihe t1 In the verdict varlJl t Jli Jliface slits slitsface S Stnce
face was wasredd redder r than usual his actionswere actions actionswere actionswere
were nervous and he leaned forward at attimes attlm attimes
times tlm st to listen with absorbing interest interestto
to the contention of the prosecution that thatthe thntlhe thatthe
the court could under the indictment in inflict Inflict inflict ¬
flict a penalty of two years cart and 10000 10000for 10000tor 10000for
for each of the twelve counts countsLorenz countLorenz countsLorenz
Lorenz seemed se med to be the most mo t unmov unmoved unmoved unmoved
ed of all the defendants but his fact tnebwore factwore fncowore
wore a worried drawn look lookSamuel lookSamue lookSamuel
Samuel Samuel A Groff seemed to have suf suffered sutfored suffored ¬
fered fored more than any nn of the t e others He Hehad Hehad Hehad
had aged considerably sln alne e the night nightbefore nightberor nightbefore
before and an his voice olce faltered as he hespoke hespok hospoke
spoke With It all he maintained his hissoldierly hizsoldierly hl2soldlerl
soldierly soldlerl dignified attitude attitudeDlller attitudeDiller attitudeDiller
Diller B Groff was as phlegmatic as asever asever asever
ever except when he occasionally oocaslonall Iook Iookod look looked looked ¬
ed around the room roomAn roomAn roomAn
An Unparalleled Outrage OutrageThe OutrageThe OutrageThe
The defendants and their attorneys attorneyswere attornesvere attorneyswere
were were unanimous In asserting that the theconviction theonlction theconviction
conviction conviction of Sam Groft was was an outrage outrageunparalleled outrageunpar outrageunparalleled
unparalleled unpar lleled in the history his tOr of law Not Notfor Notfor Notfor
for a moment had the thought of such sucha uch ucha
a contingency been entertained and for forthat forthat
that reason a formal motion had not notbeen notbeen
been made to have the court Court specifically speclficallInstruct
Instruct tho Jury to acquit him himThe himThe himThe
The women omen of the families of the de defendants d dfcndants detendants ¬
fendants who have been In daily at attendance attendance attendance ¬
tendance were not in the courtroom courtroomthis courtroomthis courtroomthis
this morning and there were w re no women womenamong womenamong womenamong
among the spectators
Expressions of Opinion OpinionAs OpinionAs OpinionAs
As to Machen Verdict
Outrage OutrageMachen OutrageMachenMaeMn OutrageMachcnMaeb Machen MachenMach
Mach MaeMn n i said Hld this thl morning morningIf
If I vie It had received r ehed tho same fair and andImpartial andImpartial andImpartial
Impartial treatment from the Jury that thatwe thatWE thatwe
we got of from the court we would have havebeen havobeen haJbPfn
been been acquitted The verdict ver lct was not In Innxrordanee It Itnrrordanee inaccordance
accordance with either the law or tho thofMPts thotit thefacts
facts tit ts It was unjust unJu t and amounted to toan toan toan
an outrage outrageLorenz outrasLorenz outrageLorenz
Lorenz Surprised 4fSurprisedIorfOnz SurprisedLarnz SurprisedLorenz
Lorenz said saidThe saidThe saidThe
The whole 1010 verdict was a8 an outrage outrageand outragand outrageand
and was a a complete surprise Sam Samtiroff Samrotr Samtrorr
tiroff rotr is the key to the whole situation situationwhfn situationwhtn Situationhfn
whfn hfn the Jury JUl convicted him in the face faceof racoof faceof
of Mr Ir Conrads declaration it showed showedthe Jfhowoc1the showedthe
the kind of partisans of which it was wascomposed WIiScompoHd wascomposed
composed composedSam compoHdSam composedSam
Sam Groff Sarcastic SarcasticSam Sarcastii SarcastiiSam SarcasticSam
I IThe
Sam Grot said saidThe saidThe
The members of the Jury must con consider consider ¬
sider themselves tbem elog hotter lawyers than thanHolme thanHolme thanHolmes
1 Holme Conrad He told them th m that there thereWEATHER thoreWEATHER thereWEATHER
There have been general rains and andvnowB andnOW8 andsnows
snows nOW8 in the middle and south Atlantic AtlanticStates Atlantic8tat8 Atlanticne
States and rains over tho middle and andnorthern andnorthern ne nndnorthern
northern districts west W 8t of the Rocky Rockymountains R RmountairL kY kYmountalr
mountains There were also snows now Fri Frid 1rlda Fr 1 1In
d da v in the lb upppcr lake region The Theweather Theweather rheweathrr
weather will continue general gent > rar cloudy to tonight tonight tonight ¬
night and tomorrow over o ver r the East and andSouth andSouth nd ndSouth
South with rain or snow 8no snow in the lower lowerlake loworlake lowerlake
lake region the Ohio Valley Tennessee Tennesseeand Tennessoeand Tennesseeand
and the greater portion of North Caro Carolina CaroHna Carolina ¬ i
lina linaThe HnaThe linaThe
The temperature will rise generally generallyexcept general1yexcept generallyexcept
except in the east eastGf eastGfTEMP Gulf States StatesTISMFBRATURK StatMTE i
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Assistant District Attorneys Kelgwin Kelgwinand Kel Keigwinand ln lnand
and Taggart held the contrary say Sll SllIng
Ing that each count represented a sep separate separate aeparate ¬
arate and independent crime f fJr f jr r which whichthe whichthe whichthe
the court could Inflict punslhrncat pun5Ihm lt Mr MrKelgwin MrKeigwin Ir IrKelgwln
Kelgwin was the only onl represer representative tativo of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Government In court when proceed proceedings proceedIngs proceedings ¬
ings began When asked by the court courtwhat courtwhat courtwhat
what the District Attorneys Attorn s office de desired desIred desired ¬
sired in tho way of punishment p nlshmcnt Mr MrKelgwin MrIelgwln MrKeigwin
Kelgwin said he was not prepared to toargue toargue toargue
argue that question but that In n view Ie of ofthe orthe ofthe
the seriousness of the breach of faith faithon faithon faithon
on the part of the defendants the thelength thelength thelength
length of time of the conspiracy and the thegreat thegreat thegroat
great amount of money it netted the thedefendants thedefendants thedefendants
defendants should receive the full pen penalty penalt penalty ¬
alty alt on each count countIn countIn countIn
In Court Early EarlyAll EarlyAll EarlyAll <
All of the defendants were in n court courtearly r ourtearly ourt ourtcnrly
early this t ls iriornlng mornlncto to hear sentence pro pronounced pronounced pronounced ¬
nounced against them All wore anx anxious anxfous ¬
ious ouSt worried w Jed looks Machen had entire
was no evidence sufficient to warrant a
conviction in the mind of a lawyer
Yet i et they the say 8U there was such an amount t
of evidence against me meInnocent meffInnocentD meInnocentD
ffInnocentD Innocent D B Groff GroffDlller GroffDHter GroffDiller
Dlller B Groff said I know I am
innocent If you ou want anything else elseyou elseou elseyou
you ou will have to go to my m attorney attorneyJust attorne attorneffjustYGregory attorneyJustGregory
ffjustYGregory ffjustYGregoryInspector JustGregoryInspector Just Gregory GregoryInspector
Inspector Gregory whowith who with Inspector
Mayer layer had been severely denounced by b bthe
the attorneys for the defense saidTho said saidThe saidThe
The verdict was eminently Just The Theconviction TheconvIction Theconviction
conviction of Sam Groff was no mor more e
than was to be expected If Dlller was as to
have been convicted Diller was the
business man but must havo told Sam Samwhat Samwhat Samwhat
what was going on It should also b bremembered be beremembered beremembered e
remembered that when Lorenz sent s nt thecontracts the thecontracts thecontracts
contracts to the Grofts he addressed addro8 oo
them to Sam Groff who must have hav
known what was going on onUnprecedented onuU onUnprecedentedDouglass
uU Unprecedented npreccdcntedDouglass npreccdcntedDouglassE Douglass DouglassB
E Scott Douglass of special counselfor counsel counselfor counseltor
for Machon saidNot said sAidNot
Not a c case c In English law r compareswith compares compareswith
with Jth the conviction of Sam Groff I Iwould Iwould Iwould
would like to know the mental procoes procoesby prOCOfIiIby
by which the Jury arrived at its con conclusions conclualons conclusions ¬
clusions The conviction was certainly certainlyan
an outrage outrageMaddox outragtMaddox outrageMaddox
Maddox Aroused ArousedSamuel ArousedSamuel ArousedSamuel
Samuel Maddox special counsel for torthe forthe
the Crofts said saidIt faldIt saidIt
It was the greatest possible surprise surpriseNothing surprlscNothing surpriseNothing
Nothing like the conviction of SamGroff Sam SamGroff SamGrofC
Groff has over cr been known In the history his history hlstOr ¬
tory tOr of English jurisprudence I am amgoing amgoing amgoing
going to ask the court to set aside asl e theverdict the theverdict theerdlot
verdict erdlot as far as It concerns Sam GroffKumlers Groff GroffKumlers GroftKumlerYs I
Kumlers Hopes HopesJohn HopesJohn HonesJohn
John F Kumler said MidI
I do not think that the verdict WHP WHPat was wasat ap apat
at all Justified Wo Vo have hopes that thatCentteuc thatCenUau thatCentMuCt3
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I At the outbreak of hostilities the following ships composed the Russian fleet in the Far East Seven battleship battleshipsCzarevitch battleshipCzarevitch
Czarevitch Retvizan Poltava Pttropavlorsk Sevastopol Peresviet and Pobieda Pobiedaand and nine cruisers cruisersGromobai cruisersGromobaiI cruisersGromobaiBayan Gromobai GromobaiBayan
Bayan Rossia Rurik Pallada Dana D ana Askold Novik and one other otherThose other otherThose
I Those marked with an asterisk have beeaput been put out of action ActiOnI I
HigliHandetl Higlt Handed Action inRo in inBock inRo
Bock Ro k Creek Cemetery CemeteryTOOK CelneteryTOOK CemeteryTOOK
Suit May Be Brought to Test Au Authority Autho Authority ¬
thority tho ty of Trustees in i the thePremisses thePrem thePremises
Premises Prem Hs
I Smarting s Emaftingundcr tupg Bunder 1cr what they claim c lm was wasa wa waa wasn
a ruthUjs rfPll91J1 rtith tr trtaruQt sa atctl tot1lith9romOs tJ jn th rsmoyal J O nl 1 sail anUj anUjlrttutMnD h hstrucjL 0 >
strucjL lrttutMnD na of ornaments oriUIMR < j jgraves 1 1graves Dm IQ IQgraves
graves In Rock Creek CcTHetory7 C Ce f eter t tera 1 1crs d dcre
era of lots in that burial ground round who whoobjected whoobjected whoobjected
objected to this procedure by b the thetrustees thetrustees
I trustees are consulting legal counsel counselwith counsllwith counselwith
with a n view of bringing suit for protection pro protection protection ¬
tection in the future futureThe tutureThe futureThe
The removal of the grave ornamentsoccurred ornaments ornamentsoccurred ornamfntsoccurred
occurred some weeks ago when the ex executive executle executive ¬
ecutive committee charged with 1th the care careof careot careof
of the cemetery cemcter issued a sweeping or order order ¬
der to have all decorations of
graves gravesexcept gravt1lxcept gravesexcept
except those coming under the provisions pro provisions prov ¬
visions v slons of the deed
of title as ceme cemetery cemeteQ cemetey ¬
tery vases ases removed On a large num ¬
ber of graves there were glaM vases vasesmany vasman vasesmany
many man of them of great value alue and also alsoadornments allJOndornments alsoadornments
adornments not strictly In compliance compliancewith e
with Ith the rules drawn
up by b the com committee committee committee ¬
mittee Most of the lot holders had hadno hadno hadno
no Idea l ea such uch a rule would be enforced enforcedand ontorcedand enforcedand
and when some of them on visiting the thecemetery thecemetery thecemetery
cemetery found their possessions pOS6C8 lons takenoft taken takenoff takenorr
off oft the graves and piled in a heap they
raised a a storm of protest protestBelongs protestBelongs protestBelongs
Belongs to ParishBy Parish ParishBy P2rishB
By B the charter under which the Roc Rock k
Creek Cemetery Cemeter IK governed its affairs affairsare aftalraaro affairaro
aro solely in charge of the vestry of th the e
Rock Creek Episcopal parish This Thsvestry Thlvestry ThisVestry >
vestry has authority authorlt to receive rC receive < iehe pay payI paymcnt8 paymeets
I meets for lots and to make ma < e rules re ¬
lating to their care but it la the claim claimof ctalmot clad cladof m
of those who talk of bringing suit that tha mt t
the vestry or the committee which Is latheir Istheir istheir
their executive ex cuthe h >
head ad exceeded Its au authority authorlty authority ¬
thority when it
undertook to remove removeglass removeglass removebuss
glass vases 88e8 which those tho c who had paid
for their lots put there an a matter of ofpreference ofpreterenCe ofpreference
preference In decorating decoratlnsthc the graves grllV graves e At Atthe Atthe Atthe
the time the order was put Into effect effectthere elIectthere effectthere
there were scones scone enP8 of considerable excitement ex excitement excitement ¬
citement about the graveyard graveyardMrs g graveyardAirs raea rd rdlrs
Mrs lrs Lackey Lacke who happened to be l In Inher Inher 1nher
her burial lot fixing flowers when thb thbworkmen thbworltmen theworkmen
workmen came to Insist on the removal removalof removalor
of certain objects decorating the grave gravothere lrravthere
there made a vigorous protest and amiupon an anupon andupon
upon the th men attempting to carry enrr the thedecorations thedecorations thedecorations
decorations off In spite of her she rais raised ralsod retisal ¬
ed a rake which she he held In her hand handand handand
and defied ened them to come near the ground groundon groundon
on which she stood tood Mrs Lackey It in insaid hisaid issaid
said carried her point and keeps the thograve thlgrave thegrave
grave hs she wants It ItAnother ItAnother itAnother
Another indignant lot owner was as Mc McLnJn McLain te teIMln
Lain Brashear of 696 Louisiana Lo Louisiana lslana Avenue Avenuawho Aenuwho Avenuewho
who on going to the cemetery eemetor one day
found that a glass va vase e which he kept keptfilled Iteptfilled
filled with flowers on a family Camll grave had hadbeen hadbeen hadbeen
been removed He made a search and andfound ancltound antifound
found It he says sas on a dump heap Mr MrBrashcnr Ir IrBra8he
Brashcnr Bra8he determinedly dct > rmlnedl put the glass glassvase glaltsase glassvase
vase ase back back tho
upon grave and to a amember ItMember amember
member of Jt tho cemetery executive committee com committee committee
mittee whom he met later ne ho expressed expressedhis oxpre expressed expressedhis efrl efrlhis
his indignation In 1gnatlon and defied him to enforce enforcethe enforcethe > nforebthe
the act Mr Brashear says sa s he still has liasthe hasthe hasthe
the vase where IKJ wants It ItA ItA itA
A Similar Case CaseA Casecaso CaseA
A case of somewhat similar nature naturewas naturtas naturewas
was as that of a son of M L Moudy of or4ia of4bO
458 Q Street northwest rormer sexton sextonof sextonot sextonof
of tho church from whose who e lot some somebricabrac somebrIeabrae somebrlc
bricabrac brlc a brat wa was removed r move < 1 Mr Moudy IT ITone hone i ione
one of those who talks of bringing brlngln suit suitto suitto suitto
to teat the rights of the committee in inthe inthe n nthe
the matter matterOn matterOn matterOn
On the other hand the trueteew trustees of thecemetery the thecemetery thecemetC
cemetery cemetC claim they were acting en entirely cntlrol entirely ¬
tirely tlrol within their rights whon they re removed remove removed ¬
moved move 1 the decoration They The point to tothe tothe
the following rule adopted at a meeting meetingof
of the church vestry vostr two years ears ago of ofwhich ofwhich ofwhich
which due notice was given to the lot letholders lotholders lutholders
holdersLot holders holdersLot holdersIot
Lot owners are prohibited from plac placing pillcIng placing ¬
ing on lots or graves all toy to toys II boxes Itoxenglobee hoxtIglobMJ boxesglobes
globes pets Sheila cans bottles boC t1 011 andbricabrac and andurJcabrac aft aftbrieabrae
urJcabrac ofcvory or or every description de crlptlen except axcoptContinued exceptContinued xceptContJ
Continued ContJ ed on n Tenth Te tb Page Pa Paf Palef
I ISutton
Sutton Warns the DistrictAtitliorities District DistrictAuthorities DistrictAlIfhorities
Authorities Authoritiesi AlIfhoritiesADDl AtitlioritiesADDi
Congress t Will WiU Be BiL Asked sked for 55000 55000More Sooo SoooMoreto 5oooMore
More Moreto to Enable Harbormaster Harbormasterfp HarboIIDlstertofCecpCha HarbormastertoICeep
toICeep fp tofCecpCha ETecp Channel Channel e1 Clear Clearfvtr Clearl ClearitiQf
itiQf tier gs apP tt i I P n rlates Itos e r rr rc
t jf tnt r S ttOnIn
c 0 till CC > and an 7Qaeping 1Ieetn th thNtr tha
lfitter fvtr aanel rSannel 1uel unobstructed u bstructed there will willbe wJl1be wlilbe
be an icegorge in the Potomac Rivet Rivetwhich R1vewhich River Riverwhich
which will flood the lower part of Wash Washington Washington VashIngton
ington ingtonThis IngtonThis ingtonThis
This fact was made known to Dis District DIstrJct District ¬
trict Commissioner Comml soner Macfarland today todd by b bMr
Mr Sutton who reports that the JiOOO JiOOOappropriated iOOO iOOOappropriated 000 000appropriated
appropriated for his use the middle of oflast otlast oflast
last month will be exhausted by b Tues Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday ¬
day next at the latest latestOn IntestOn latestOn
On January Januat 7 last the Commissioners Commissionerson
on suggestions suggc Uons from the Harbormasterasked Harbormaster Harbormasteraaked Harbormasterasked
asked Congress to appropriate approprf te il0ti00 10000 10 OO to tobe tfJbe tobe
be devoted to tokeellng keeping the river free ot 0
Ice Congress gave only on I hali hal of the thesum thesum thesum
sum asked a8k This U 5000 IXJ has been care carefully carerull carefully ¬
fully rull husbanded by b Mr lr Sutton but the theexpense theexpente theexpense
expense of chartering tugs to attack the
Ice fields is l heavy MaV MaVIt
If Congress had granted us the
10000 we asked last month said Mr MrMacfarland lr lrMacrarland
Macfarland today toda hwe we would not now
be confronted with the inconveniencethat Inconvenience Inconveniencethat Inconveniencethat
that a further request for money will willneceasarlly willnece willnecessarily
nece necessarily arlly entail It is easy to see the >
importance of this appropriation at asearly as asearly asarly
early arly a date as possible > The safety safetyof saC safetyof t tor
of a great part of the city may depend dependon
on It
Mr Sutton has done his best to make makethe makethe makethe
the first fSOOO I last but it was impos impossible Impossible ¬
sible ibis to make it hold out through the thewinter thlwinter thewinter
winter I wish to Compliment him es especially 08leclalI espoclally ¬
pecially on his work wnr As soon as Mr MrWest Mrest
West est returns on Monday we will talk talkover talkover talkover
over the commodores request for more moremoney moremone moremoney
money mone and I think Congress will be beasked beasked beasked
asked immediately 1m mediately to grant rant the further furthernecessary furth furtherappropriation r
appropriAtion necessary oC Sb000 S OOO It Is absolutely abtlolutelynecessary I I
R F Powell the superintendent ofcity of ofcity otcity
city farm gardens In Philadelphia will willgive willgive willgive
give a n storooptlcon lecture on Mondaynight Monday Mondaynight Mondaynight
night at tho Shoreham Hotel for the thepurpose thepurposo thepurpose
purpose of arousing public Interest In InWashington InVashlngton inWashington
Washington in the matter of obtaining obtainingfor obtalnlngtor obtainingfor
for this city clt gardens worked to a large largeextent largefxtcnt largeextent
extent by b school children for for their ownbenefit own ownbenefit ownIhe
benefit benefitThe benefitThe
The Monday Night Club and the Fruit Fruitand Fruitand Fruitand
and Flower Guild who are are ar In charge of ofthe dfthe ofthe
the movement explain that the design designIs
Is I to secure from real estate dealers dealersfor dealersCor dealersfor
for temporary use vacant plots of ofACCEPTANCE orACCEPTANCE ofACCEPTANCE
Commissioner Macfarland today toda trans transmitted transmitted transmitted ¬
mitted to the House u letter recom recommending recommending recommending ¬
mending the acceptance by Congress ofthe of ofthe oCthe
the bronze statue of George Friedrich FrledrlchHandel FriedrichHandl FriedrichHandel
Handel the eminent musical composerThe composer composerThe compOserThe
The statue was awarded a to the th United UnitedSinging UnitedSinging UnitedSinging
Singing Socletlo l of Washington as the thesuccessful thuBuceo thesuccessful
Buceo successful Cul contestants at the national nationalmengerfest nationalengerfHt nationalsaengerfest
mengerfest held last Juno In Baltimore Baltimoreand Baltimoreand Baltimoreand
and donated by the societies to the tlfeDistrict UieDllttrlct theDistrict
District of ColumbiaMr Columbia ColumbiaMr ColumbiaMr
Mr Macfarland requests rtHlIc ts that provis provision prolsloti provisIon ¬
ion be made for a suitable pedestal and andsite RndMite andsite
site to be placed in a public reservationBest reservation reservationBest resoratlonBest
Best Lumber LumberISO 5x50 z5o Per 100 Feet FeetFrank FeetFmnk Peet PeetFrank
Frank Llbbey Ltbbc Co Oth 8 N Y Ave AveAdv Ave AveAd AveAds
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I To Omit Wellington Would Cause Eng English English Eng11th ¬
lish Heartburnings Heartbu HeartburningsDepartment HeartburningsDepartmentin ingsDepartment ingsDepartmentI Department Departmentin
I in a Quandary QuandaryAstirent
f A1Zlsl119n Asalgnm Astirent nLof s f raoc s 4 ron on Statuary Tee UerI
I fci cd Sfrthe nr the Arm afriny rmltW1ir ° u HvSr Viir College prom promrres promsesto
rres isestd t < i develop d l pf an riix n International hft rnntIonnlsqU squab b
I ble Which will wUlcqun1 equal the battles fought foughtin toughtIln foughtin
Iln in Congress concerrtlrig toe t Je men men whowere who whowere whoI
I were to have a a place In Statuary Hall HallThe HallI HallThe
I The announcement that Frederick tho thoGreat theGreat
II Great may ma be compelled to stand faceto face faceto taceto
to face with Napoleon has caused any anything anything ¬
I thing but peace In diplomatic circles circlosand clrclosamI circlesanti
and there is much speculation as towhat to towhat toI
I what other gr great at soldiers will have a aplace aplnce aplace
place before the nations school of war warGermanys warGermanys warGermanys
Germanys Gift GiftThe GiftThe GiftThe
The statues of either four or six of ofthe oCthe ofthe
the worlds great soldiers will have a aplace n nplace aplace
place on the terrace termce which Is to be In Inthe Inthe inthe
the esplanade before the college build buildings buildIngs buildings ¬
ings at Washington Barracks The Thegift ThegUt Thegift
gift of a a statue t1tue of Frederick the Great Greatto Grentto Groatto
to tho United States by Emperor Will William WUlInm Willlate ¬
late supplied one of the desired statues statuesNow Stl1tucsNow statuesNow
Now the loading question Is Who shallthe shall shallthe shallthe
the others be The War Vnr Departmentmust Department Departmentmust DepartmQutmust
must decide and in taking action it is isapt I Iapt isapt
apt to stir up international unpleasant unpleasantness unpleasantn unpleasantness ¬
ness n ess
Under Consideration ConsiderationThe
The grant leaders under consideration considerationare
are Alexander the Great Caesar Han Hannibal Hannlb Hannibal ¬
nibal nlb l Souvarof Frederick the GreatNapoleon Great GreatNapoleon Greatapoleon
Napoleon and Wellington WellingtonTo ellington ellingtonTo
To choose Napoleon and omit Welling Wellington AVellington Velllngton ¬
ton would cause heartburning on the thepart thepart thepart
part of England Russia Rus dn would be glad gladto Iad Iadto i ito
to have its great general Souvarof Souvurothonored Souvarofhonored
honored with a a place
ILecturer Lecturer Will ExplainPlan Explain ExplainPlan ExplainPlan
Plan of City Gardens GardensPhiladelphia GardensPhiladelphia GardensPhiladelphia
Philadelphia Potato Patch Scheme to BeElucidated Be BeElucidated BeElucidated
Elucidated by Superintendent With WithStereopticon WithStereopticon WithStereopticon
Stereopticon Views
ground throughout the city clt to be used usedas usedas usedas
as gardens In these gardens childrenvill children childrenwill childrenw1l1
will be given work and will be ablo abloto nbloto abloto
to raise flowers and vegetables which whichthey whichthey whichthey
they can use at home or for sale The Thevacant Thevacant Thevacant
vacant lots are to be given up so soon soonas soonas soonas
as the real r nl estate dealers shall require requirethem requirethem requirethem
them for building purposes purposesThe purposesThe purposesThe
The object of the movement is to give giveemployment Shoeunploment giveemployment
employment to the children who are arcnot arenot arenot
not at work In the summer and who whowant whowant whowant
want something to do Mr Powell re reports reports reports ¬
ports that the plan has worked very verysuccessfully verysuccessfully 6r 6rsuccess
successfully success tully in Philadelphia and other otherlarge otherInrge otherlarge
large cities citiesWISCONSINS citiesWISCONSIN citiesWISCONSINS
MADISON Wis Is Feb 27 2jFlre Fire at 3 3oclock 3oclock I Iodock
oclock this morning starting from fromcrossed fromClossed fromcrossed
crossed electric light wires or from a aburning aburning aburning
burning gas Jet in a toilet room com completely complotEly completely ¬
pletely gutted uttfd Wisconsins beautiful beautifulcnpltol bcautiCululldlng beautifulcapitol
capitol cnpltol jawooo building causing a loss of orPETITION ofPETITION
Justice Barnard has dismissed the pe petition petition potition ¬
tition of Louis I uls H Jenifer for a writ of j i
habeas corpus to secure his release from fromjail tromJail fromjail
jail Jenifer Is indicted jointly Jolntl with withAgnes withAgnes
Agnes A nes French a white whlt > woman for tho thorobbery th thrObber tltrobbery °
robbery rObber robbery of Mrs Irs Payne Pnne the wife of I
Postmaster General Payne PayneJfet Payneet
Jfet et a CoHgh Syrup p EM BatMm al m Father
Johns Medicine Cures Colds Coldsd Adr
Military Experts Agree That Operations at atPort atPort atPort
Port Arthur Were WereaRuse a Ruse to Hide HideBig Hid HidBig HideBig
Big Land Movements MovementsFIERCE MovementsFIERCE MovementsFIERCE
Reports Point P Pointto int to Effort of Mikad MikadQf Mikados < Gehe GeheTals generals GeheIs
Tals Is to Divide Czars Forces F F es andFight and apdFight pd pdFight
Fight Them hem Separately Separat i
LONDON Feb 27 2iThere There is today todaylittle toda todalItlle todaylittle
little doubt in the minds of military militarymen mJUtaiymen militarymen
men and those in close touch with withevents withevents lth lthevcnt
events < J in the Far East that Japan is isabout Isabout isabout
about ready to strike in northern northernKorea northern northernKorea northernKorea
Korea and that within a sl few days at atthe atthe atthe
the most the Yalu and points south of it itwill itwill itwill
will see a battle terrific In Its fighting fightingand fightinganc1 fightingand
and direful < in its results to one nation nationor nationor nationor
or the other otherThe otherThe otherThe
The events of the past few days have havecleared haveclJared havecleared
cleared away considerable of the mys mystery ms mstery mystery ¬
tery surrounding the plans of tho thoJapanese thoJapanEse theJapanese
Japanese and It now looks as though thoughthe thoughthe thoughthe
the coming battle and the preparation preparationfor
for it have been the objects of all therecent the therecent L e eI
I recent acts of the Mikados forces forcesA forcesA forcesA
A military ml1 ry expert speaking of the at attempt attempt attempt ¬
tempt of the Japanese to bottle up the thefleet thefleot thefleet
fleet at at f Port Arthur and the continued continuedbombardment continuedbombardment continuedbombardment
bombardment of that port this morning morningsaid mornIngsaid morningsaid
said saidOne
One must take the Japanese proceed proceedings proceeUIngs proceedings ¬
ings at Port Arthur as an Intimation Intimationthat Intimationthat intimationthat
that decisive events are in progress else elsewhere elschere elsewhere ¬
where here and that the task allotted to the thenavy thenay thenavy
navy is to keep the Russian squadron squadronfully squndrontully squadronfully
fully occupied in Its own defense defenseThis detenJoThis defenseThis
This opinion which was expressed in inthese inthose inthose
those dispatches on Thursday and re reiterated re1torated reIterated ¬
iterated yesterday has now become becomegeneral becomegeneral becomegeneral
The Situation Today TodayThe Toda TodaI TodaThe TodayThe
The situation today todn tersely put Is asfollows as asfollows astollos
follows followsT tollosRJeJtpI followsTa
T Ta RJeJtpI je JRusala Bpseiaz q Jand tpd force on the banks banksOf bankst banksof
Of t the bb Iu Ealjtt a i la L1rapidly i rapidly tMrowIng tl1r wlng butad butadvance utl1d utl1dvance
vance Vance guards und scouts Who ho are ltre1t keep1 keep1Ing iccds iccdsing p pInlt =
Ing clear cle r the road from Wlju TIJu to Anju Anjusome AnJu80me Anjusome
some seventy miles south df tide therher therherTwenbfio riverTwentyfive river riverTwentyfive
Twentyfive miles away from these thesescouts thesescouts thesescouts
scouts is the most northerly limit of the theJapanese theJapanese theJapanese
Japanese force at PingYang while whilesouth while1I0uth whilesouth
south of them leading all the way wa to toSeoul toSeoul toSeoul
Seoul and Chemulpo the coast base of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Japanese are Japanese troops out outnumbering outnumbering outnumbering ¬
numbering and in far better condition conditionthan conditionthnn conditionthan
than if reports are to be credited the thoRussian theRussian theRussian
Russian RussianAt RussianAt RussianAt
At Possiet Bay southwest of Vladivostok Vladi Yladlyostok Vladivostok ¬
vostok In Manchuria and between the
LONDON LODO Feb 27 2iThe The Times J mil military military military ¬
itary correspondent says saysOne sa saysOne s sOne
One must take the Japanese pro proceedings proceedings proceedings ¬
ceedings at Port Arthur as an Intima Intimation Intimation Intimation ¬
tion that decisive events are In progress progresselsewhere progresselsewhere progresselsewhere
elsewhere and that tho task allotted allottedto
to the navy na is to keep the Russian Russiansquadron Russiansqundron Russiansquadron
squadron fully tull occupied in its own own de defense detense thefense ¬
fense fenseNo
No doubt there was an audacious at attempt attempt attempt ¬
tempt on the night of February 2 23 to toblock toblockthe toblocktthe
blockthe blocktthe block ft he channel at Port Arthur and it itseems Itseemlj itseems
seems seems a fair conclusion that the th en entrance entrance entrance
trance Is only obstructed not closed closedGeneral closedGenornl closedGeneral
General Pflug reports a renewal of the theattack lheattack theattack
attack on February 24 without details detailsOn detailsOn detailsOn
On the Defensive DefensiveEven DefensivehEven DefensiveEven
Even if these attempts were not notcompletely notcompletal notcompletely
completely successful they tho fulfill the theJapanese thEJapanese theJapanese
Japanese navys task of chaining the theenemy theenemy
enemy enem to the strict defensive defensiveIf
If a report from Vladivostok is to tobe tobe tobe
be credited Vice Admiral Kamlmura Is Isnow I Ino isnow
now no off the Russian coast coa t line In the thenorth thenorth thenorth
north and should sl ould the report be con confirmed confirmed confirmed ¬
firmed the resulting Increase in naval navaltension naaltension navaltension
tension would point to the striking of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the hour for the commencement of se serious see seerlous serious ¬
rious operations on land landUnless landUnless landUnless
Unless the Russian destroyers at atPort ntPort atPort
Port Arthur can gain the open sea un unobserved unobserved unobserved ¬
observed and roach the point of assem assembly nssembh assembly ¬
bly of the Japanese transports during duringthe duringthe duringthe
the critical operations of disembarka disembarkation disembarkation disembarkation ¬
tion there seems little chance of inter interference Interference interference ¬
ference with the Japanese plansIn plans plansIn plansIn
In Northern Korea KoreaWhere KoreaVh KoreaWhere
Where Vh > re tho first blow will fall all remains remainsa
a secret but the scouts of the two armies ar armies nrmica ¬
mies In northern Korea are In touch be between between between ¬
tween Anju and Pingyang and this thispart thl thlpart thispart
part of the theater of war remains the
Russian base and tho feraos on the theYalu theY theYalu
Yalu Y lu another 1other Japanese feces Is re reported reported reported ¬
ported ready ro dy and planning pl 1Dnt g to t cut all allcommunication allcommualcatton allcommunication
communication Between lJetw en the two Rue Russian RU8slon Ruesian ¬
sian forcesWhat forces forcesWhat toretsVhnt
What this signifies is clearly clearl apparent apparentThe apparentThe apparentThe
The Yalu force will have to fight its itsbattles Itsbattles itsbattles
battles without hope of aid aid from rum th thnorth the thsnorth thenorth
north at leapt lea t for many man days da s to come comewhile comtwhile comewhile
while the Japanese have their t1 lr troops In Inpractical Inpractical inpractical
practical battle array arm with unlimited unlimitedopportunities unUmJtedopportunIties I
opportunities for reenforcing from fromJapan fromJapan fromJapan
Japan both by land and also by 9 transport trans transport transport ¬
port along the coast coastRuse coastRuse coastRuse
Ruse at it Port Arthur ArthurIt ArthurIt
It Is for the prevention of the inter interruption Interruption interruption ¬
ruption of this latter facility that that Japan Japancontinues Japancontinues Japancontinues
continues her h r attacks on Port Arthur ArthurHad ArthurHad ArthurHad
Had the thebl Tiloklngdf Itln dt the harbor of Port PortArthur PortArthur PortArthur
Arthur succeeded succeeded instead of being foil foiled toned foiled ¬
ed as Is now admitted by the Japanese Japanesethemselves Japanesethemselves Tapanesethemselves
themselves the bombardment would not nothave nothave nothave
have been be m necessary for then no ships shipscould shipscould I Icould
could have ha e escaped from the th harbor to toharass toharoJs
harass the Japanese transports along alongthe alongthe aloe I
the Korean coast Now No however It Is Isneedful Isneedful isneedful t
needful that a heavy force be kept at atthe atthe 1 1the
the port and a a constant and close scru scrutiny seratiny ¬
tiny be kept on the torpedo and other otherflotilla otherflotilla otherflotilla
flotilla In the harbor that they do not notslip notslip notslip
slip through the net and spoil the care carefully caretully carefully ¬
fully laid plans of Admiral Togo TogoRegarding TogoRegarding l
Regarding the imminence of the battle battlaon battleon battleon
on Korean soil the military correspond correspondent corres ond ondent ¬
ent of tee the t e Times echoes the opinion opinionprevalent oplnlollpTcwalent opinionprevalent
prevalent In army circles In n the follOTj ollow ollowJ
ii Ing J lj statQmontc statQmontcUnless statemontUnless tatfmon tatfmonUnlft1S
Unless tfi tl ic Russian a deslf d dahbYera stroY byers is at atPort atPort s sPort
Port Arthur t can n gain the open opensen sea un unobserved unobsened unobserved ¬
observed and reach the point of assem assembly aSsem aSsembly assembly ¬
bly of the Japanese transports during duringtfie duringt1 I Ihe
tfie t1 e critical operations of disembarka disembarkation dlsembarkntlon disembarkation ¬
tion there seems little chance of Inter Interference Interterence interference ¬
ference with the Japanese plans The Thapresent Thepresent Thepresent
present chance of an Initial Japanese Japanesesuccess Japanesesuccess Japanesesuccess
success Is too great to be disregarded disregardedIt
It is a gift from the gods If a a com combined combined combined ¬
bined attack by b sea and land can hope hopeto hopeto hopeto
to destroy the th Russian force on the thoYalu theYalu theYalu
Yalu It would be flying in the face of offortune 01 01fortune offortune
fortune to neg neglct t the opportunity
Japan Compels Enemy EnemyTo EnemyTo EnemyTo
To Fight on Defensive
most probable scene of the first serious seriousencounters scrlousencounters seriousencounters
encounters encountersA
UA A Japanese landing at Possiet Bayjs Bayjsreported Bay yls ylsreported is isreported
reported As the ice on this part of the thecoast thecoast thecoast
coast does not clear off until April Pos Possiet Posslet Possiet ¬
siet Bay BR cannot be considered a favor favorable ta favorable r rable ¬
able landing place for a large l e force at
the present season while the rugged ruggedness rnggt rnggtness ruggedness
ness of the country the absence absenoeosup absenceof of sup ¬
plies and the poverty of communica communications communloatlons communications ¬
tions render it an uninviting objective objectivesave objaot1osave objectivesave
save as a local base for an attack on i
Vladivostok at a later period periodMore periodIYore periodMore
More Raiding Parties PartiesBut Parti PartiesBut s sBut
But it is quite possible that the Jap Japanese Ja Jaan Japanese ¬
anese an est may ma have landed raiding parties partiesto
to endeavor to break up the lIneS which whichrun whichrun whichrun
run from Harbin toward Vladivostok and andPort andPort andPort
Port Arthur As a landing In this quar quarter quarter quarter ¬
ter will be unexpected at this time of ofthe oCthe ofthe
the year e r the raiding party part might hope hopeto hopeto i ito
to take full advantage of a surprise surpriseThere surpriseThere surpriseThere
There can be no doubt judging judgln from fromthe fromthe fromthe
the facts before Us that the clearing up upof upof upof
of the situation on the Yalu is fhft th first firstmilitary firstmilitary firstmilitary
military interest of the moment momentEffect morn momentEffect nt ntEffect
Effect of Victory VictoryThe VictoryThe VictoryThe
The Japanese army hs never on encountered oncountered oncountered
countered a European foe and the pru prudent prudent ¬
dent statesmen who direct tho counsels counselsof
of the Japanese are not likely Ukel to fail to totake totake totake
take Into account the tremendous meral moralresults meralresults meralresults
results of a first success successHere successHere successHere
Here is the Russian force en n the theYalu theYaluseparated Yalu Yaluseparated Yatuscparated
separated by a great distance from the theother theothe theother
other othe fractions of the Russian army armyHere armyHere
Here on the other side IB I the whole wholemuse vholetnAS8 wholemass
muse of amphibious force fit and ready
to strike The chance of an an initial suc success success ¬ 6 6cess
cess is too great to be disregarded disreprd disreprdIt
It Is a gift from the ° cods ods If a com ¬
bined attack oy D sea Him land can hope
to destroy the Russian force on the Yam
It would be flying rlng in th the f fRee ce of fortuna
to neglect the opportunity
Russias complaint to the State De Department Department Department ¬
partment concerning the the failure of ofLieut otLieut ofLicut
Lieut Com William A Marshall of the thdUnited theUnited theUnited
United States gunboat Vicksburg to tojoin tojoin tojoin
join with the commanders of vessels vesselsof vesselsof < ssels sselsor
of other peutral neutral nations in the protest protestagainst protectagainst protestagainst
against the he action of the Japanese fleetin fleet fleetin fleetIn
in Chemulpo harbor is causing the State StateDepartment StateDepartment StateDepartment
Department no uneasiness and there is isno Isno isno
no fear that Commander Marshall vio violated viohated ¬
hated any an International law b 1Jt his hlsac hlsacUon ac action action ¬
tion tionThe UonThe tionThe
The Navy Na Department has been asked askedby askedb askedby
by b the th State Department rtmnt for a full fullstatement tunstatoment fullstatement
statement concerning Commander Mar Marshalls lIarshalls Marshalls ¬
shalls conduct at Chemulpo and until untilthis untUthis untilthis
this Is s received Secretary Hay cannot
3 3pass
pass judgment upon th the naval val officer officerconduct e laer1 laer1eonduet t tconduct
Followed InstructionsCommander Instructions InstructionsCommandar InstructionsCommlUtdor
Commander Marshalls ftiHare to joinwith Join Joinwith joinwith
with the officers of other neutral pow powers powers powers ¬
ers in objecting to Admiral Urlus de demand fieman demanel ¬
mand man that tb the Russian wansWpe war ltlps VrI8 Varfeg Varfegand VrI8and > i iaad
and Korietz leave 1 vo Chemulpo or engage engagein eDSageIn engagein
in battle in the harbor seems seer s to Be It Itaccordance iIaecordMnee itaccordance
accordance with Ult the Instructloos giver giverall gteetall CI CInil
all American naval officers said sal salpnamlMlat a aprominent apromtaent
prominent State Department Departm nt official ffid1l f
Our oMsers oM s have h seders otde r not > t to t sate sateinto < ote oteInto D e eInto
Into any a Joint ll1t action with the o31een o31eena oIlI en enCOtdIIM t tI
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