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Partly cloudy tonight: slightly cooler; tomorrow fair: moderate west and northwest winds. Tem perature for 24 hours ended at 2 p.m. today; Highest, 83, at 3 p.m. yeste’r day: lowest, #5, at 6:30 a.m. today. Full report on page S. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Pkge 22 -v- qn Enieiec* as second class matter Zif,OOD. poßl office Washington, D. C. PERSHING RETIRES. PRESIDENT EXTOLS 42 YEARS' SERVICE Coolidge Voices Tribute of Nation in Extraordinary Executive Order. RECORD IN WORLD WAR DRAWS HIGHEST PRAISE Weeks Regrets Passing of Army Head— Hopes for Change in Law. s With the complimentary words of nn extraordinary executive order re volving in his mind. Gen. John Joseph Pershing, the Nation’s foremost soldier and World War veteran, watched a clock in his room at the War De partment click to the noon hour to day and signal him that his 42 years In the active service of the Army had ended. Without need for regret, but over tome withal by a feeling of genuine eadness. Jack Pershing, retired gen eral of the armies, stirred himself, from his momentary lethargy and prepared to turn the duties of his office as chief of staff over to his successor, Maj. Gen. John L. Hines. It was his birthday, and as that I Clock reached the "zero” hoor the | Retiring Army chieftain, sole holder J of the rare rank of full general, I turned past the sixty-fourth mile stone of a career marked by soldierly | honors won on varied fields of battle, I from the days of the early Indian • uprisings along the western frontier , to the dawn of a November day in | 1918, when democracy gave chase* to German autocracy and aggression. | Spend* Morning In Office Gen. Pershing spent the morning in j his office on the second floor of the * State. War and Navy Building, receiv- ■ ing from time to time groups of ofli- ! ters or civilians intent on bidding him | godspeed. At 9:30 he shook hands j with a large number of officers in j charge of various bureaus and j ' branches of the War Department. | Many women, most of them young j employes of the department, visited i the office of "their hero." ' Shortly before noon the general re- j ceived the newspaper men assigned ■ t< “cover” the War Department, and ; after thanking them for their felici- I Tatlons. expressed his appreciation of the "splendid co-operation" which the | press had given him and the AAar De- j partnient during his tenure of serv- , ice. On his shining mahogany desk i was an enormous basket of flowers, * the gift of "a friend.” p, rshing told the newspapse—meoi. i that he would continue to occupy his j present rooms for the purpose of per- * forming his duties as president of the I Battle Monuments Commission and to | keep himself In touch with “things.”) He will be ready at any time, he ] Said, to ass’st the War Department in j any way they might desire, and ho j Indicated that he will pay particu- * lar attention to the developments ensuing from Defence.day. Gen. Pershing performed no “last i official act” today, add as the hands I of the clock on his desk swung ! around to the noon hour he techni ally passed as quietly from public life as he had entered It 42 years ago at West Point. Hamanesn, Kere.ilrd. If the kindly eyes of this fearless warrior of world renown moist as he passed to the inactive duty list today, if the voice that had sternly intoned the military orders that I helped spell defeat to a dangerous foe seemed choked with emotion as J«igh noon approached, there was ample reason. Jack Pershing would have belied his reputation as a ■•hu man” war leader had he not been touched by the signal expression or the Nation's indebtedness to him that came from the White House today. With only a few rare Instances in American history to follow. President # «'oolidgc. as com mander- in-chlef of the Army and Navy, formally an nounced to the Nation that Gen. Pershing had passed automatically, I*y compulsion of law, to the retired list of the Army, and on behalf of the country extended "anew the thanks of the nation for his eminent services.” The President added that he felt I “certain that I voice the sentiment of the entire citizenry of the republic in wishing him long life, happiness and prosperity in th«f retirement he has so richly earned." Long farcer Reviewed. Citing Gen. Pershing’s arrival today at the retirement age of 64 years, the executive order, after re minding the country of its "obliga tion to one whose accomplishments contributed so largely to the defense of the world’s liberties.” reviewed his long career of military service. The text of the order, which will be ' read to the Army today as a general order, follows; "Gen. John J. Pershing, General of the Armies, having this day reached the age of 6,4 years, is retired from active service in conformity with a requirement of an act of Congress approved June 30, 1882. "In announcing the termination of this distinguished soldier’s active military career, it is deemed appro priate to remind the country of his eminent services and of the nation’s obligation to one whose accomplish • ments contributed so largely to the defense of the world's liberties. Fought fa Indian Wars. "Entering, the Army as a commis sioned officer, after graduation at the f United States Military Academy in 1886, he endured the hardships of the Indian campaigns then necessary for the pacification of the Western fron tier. In the War with Spain he par ticipated in the Santiago campaign in Cuba. In the Philippine Islands, after their'acquisition by the United States, it fell to his lot to assist in the sup pression of the native insurrection, and his remarkable success in bring ing under control some of the most turbulent tribes Is a matter of his tory. Becoming a general officer In 3 906, he was intrusted with many im portant commands, and when the un settled conditions on the border of Mexico, in 1916, made it necessary to send a military expedition into that country he was selected for its com mand. In exercising this command, I as wall as in the others that had fal (Continued on Page 4. Column 4.J. [ NOW A CIVILIAN GEN. JOHN J. PERSHING, U. 8. A., RETIRED. OFFICIALS ELATED BT DEFENSE TEST Response of Men of Military Age to “Call to*Arms” Rouses Enthusiasm. Elated over the response of Amer j lean oitizers to the first test of the ; country’s machinery for raising an j army. War Department officials to- I day were outspoken in their praise ' of the Nation’s manhood and of those | in the organizations which assisted jin the mobilization. Enough mer of I military age were in line—in the ; Arm£ of the United States, Including * the three components. Regular es ■ tahlishment, National Guard and Or- I ganized Reserves—to produce an army of 2.000,000 men, Secretary of j\\ ar Weeks said today. He expressed * himself as delighted with the parade * here yesterday and with the reports which are coming in from all parts ot the country. Pershing' Well Pleased. j Secretary Weeks said he had no i idea that Defense day response would : be as great as it was throughout the ; country. While the Secretary said j that it would be some time before I tiie details are sifted down, he added ! that everything that comes in from i all parts of the country is good. I Gen. Purshing declared today that I the demonstration was wonderful. He i was intensely pleased with the ex j cellent showing made in the District IwhCTn he viewed the parade, he related. ■ A week ago Gen. Pershing wrote a | letter to Brig. Gen. Rockenbach, com- I manding the military district of ; 'Washington, congratulating him on | the success of the latter’s plans for i turning out the manhood of the Na ! lion’s Capital. While others were | doubting. Pershing and Rockenbach | knew. Gen. Pershing, those who iserved under him said, never sends I congratulations until a task was j done. He accepted no excuses, and if I an officer didn't perform a task, he was relieved. The letter to Gen. Rockenbach is evidence that Gen. Pershing, after personal investiga tion of the conditions here, knew that the task had been completed seven days before the time for the parade. Capital Exceeds Quota, Gen. Rockenbach was intensely pleased with the showing made by the men of Washington. He had nothing but compliments for the com mittees and organizations which worked to make the day a success, and is getting ready to publish an order thanking all those who had any thing to do with the movement here. From preliminary figures, Gen. Rockenbach estimates that there were 20,000 in the line of march, 16,- 000 of whom were with the military organizations. Washington’s quota in time of war is 19,000 men, so that puts the National Capital high on the list. First Corps Area. Maj. Gen. Andre W. Brewster, at Boston, commanding the Ist Corps Area, which includes Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachu setts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, telegraphed the department that the participation in defense test exercises for the three branches of the Army 'in bis area included a turnout of 6,000 Regular troops. 50,000 National Guardsmen and 60,000 Organized Re serves, "including one-day volunteers.” The number of citizens who partici pated was conservatively estimated at 1,000 000, he said, adding that 180 cities in the area "have already re ported demonstrations." Maj. Geh. Robert L. Bullard, Gov ernors island, New York, command ing the 2d Corps Area, including New Jersey, Delaware, New York and Porto Rico, reported that the turnout of Regulars in his area was 15,000, Na tional Guard, 28,000; Organized Re serves, 12,000, and one-day volunteers about 180.000. Nine hundred towns, of which 180 had military units allo cated them, held demonstrations. It was estimated that 3,000,000 citizens, including 1,000,000 in New York City, participated, and patriotic services were held in numerous churches. "Monster”’ parades were held in the larger cities, said Gen, Bullard, and enthusiasm and large attendances were noted in smaller places. Maj. Gen. ’William R. Smith, Balti more, in temporary command of the (Continued on Page 4, Column 2.) “M*Oarageman” Uses M. Carpentier For Floor Mop in Fight in Oily Ring By the Associated Press. PARIS, September 13.—Georges Carpentier, immediately upon his recent return to France, lost an other battle, concerning which there, was absolutely no p'ublicity beforehand and as to the result of which strenuous attempts have been made to preserve secrecy. Georges’ opponent was a garage attendant and the fight was a combination of Marquis of Queens bury rules and catch-as-catch-can wrestling. The boxer entered the garage in a great hurry and or dered the attendant to take his machine to the second floor tn the elevator. . Such work not ne gtomim Bias. J WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION L/ WASHINGTON, B. C., SATURDAY,. SEPTEMBER 13, 1924-THIRTY-TWO PAGES. TWO CENTS. MANCHU DIVISIONS ON WAY WITH BIG CM AIRCRAFT Main Body of Chang Tso- Lin’s Troops Ready—Have Many Bombing Planes. WAR LORD’S SON LEADS PART OF FIGHTING MEN Crack Regiment Leaves Mokden on Foot—Sun Starts From • Canton With Soldiers. BY JAMES I- BUTTS. By Cable to the Star and Chicago Daily Xcwa. SHANGHAI, September 13.—A re liable report from Mukden last night is to the effect that the main body of Chang Tso-Lln’s troops are at the point of moving to the front. The commander-in-chief Is Gen.. Licit Ing- Ling, with Gen. Chang Hsueh-Liang, a son of Chang Tso-Lin, second in command. Other commanders are Gens. Chang Tsou-Hsiang of Kirin and Hsu Lanchow wu Cheng-Hsen and Chiang Tenfr-Hsuan. Three di visions and 20 mixed brigades are already in position, while the crack Liao Yang regiment, regarded as Mukden’s best, is on its way afoot for Shanhaikwan. Workers are being conscripted at the Mukden arsenal and the output of wages is being increased. The conscripted coolies are continually moving supplies. Gen. Chang is re ported as possessing a battery of 15 centimeter guns, also many air craft. including Handley Page bomb ers with 500-pound bombs. (Copyright, 1924. by Chicago Daily News Co.) SUN STARTS TO WAR. Leaves Canton With Regiment on Way North. By the Associated Press. CANTON, September 13.—Dr. Sun Vat-Sen, the head of the South China government, accompanied by a regi ment of his troops, has departed for Shiuchow in the northern part of Kwangtung Province, the greater part of which is under his control. MARCH ON CHANCHOW. Shanghai Forces Centering on Railroad Key Town. By the Associated Presr SHANGHAI, September 13.—Rival forces of warring Chinese military gov ernors, battling for possession of Shanghai, disregarded their tradition al rule against fighting in the rain today, when firing was resumed at Hwangtu, 15 miles west of here, while that area was bjing soaked by a new storm. The Kiangsu military governor was reported to be rushing reinforcements to Chanchow, 110 miles from Shanghai, to defend that town against the ad vancing Chekiang troops who took Ihing yesterday, according to a Chinese observer who arrived here today from Chekiang. 146 miles west of Shanghai. The observer was one of three Chi nese messengers dispatched from Ant ing, 20 miles west of here, to view op erations of the Kiangsu forces. He succeeded in reaching Shanghai by steamer after viewing the invading Kiangsu army from behind its lines. Both Uae Artillery. The observer discredited the asser tions of the Chekiang forces that they were victorious in the vicinity of Hwangtu during the past three days. He said the Kiangsu forces were fully confident and organized well. The ob server said he had witnessed night battles in the outskirts of Hwangtu in which both sides used artillery. In the battle he witnessed the Kiangsu artillery forced the fighting and advanced into the outskirts of Hwangtu. On the Ihing front, 100 miles west of here, the Chinese saw the rival forces in action and the leader said there were more than 1,000 wounded filling the hospitals and University dormitory at Soochow, 53 miles west of Shanghai. A Japanese news agency here re ceived a report this morning from Peking, saying that the Mukden Rail way line had been closed to traffic. This was taken as an Indication of impending warfare between Gen. Chang Tso-Lin. Manchurian dictator, and AVu PeijFu, military leader of the Peking government. The equipment of the Kiangsu troops was said by the observer to be superior to that of the Chekiang forces. He added that the Chekiang field guns and ammunition were faulty. An examination of a number of shells, he asserted, revealed a great proportion of "duds." The ineffectiveness of shellfire by the Chekiang forces, the observer said, was shown in an examination of the wounded, which revealed that nearly all were victims of rifle or machine gun fire. Lungwha headquarters of the Che kiang troops issued no communique today. Nero’s Bathhouse Found. MILAN, Italy, September 13.—Nero’s pompous bathing house, the largest of the Roman period yet discovered, has been excavated at Agnano, near Naples. The structure is six stories high and 1,125 feet long. The three topmost galleries were reserved for individual steam .baths. being a part of his particular ■work, this freeborn French citizen refused. < Carpentier renewed his instruc tions somewhat sharply and when the attendant persisted in his re fusal and made • some remark about “fresh war profiteers” Georges swung his famous right. It didn’t land, for.'the garage man nimbly dodged, made’ a dive for Carpentier’s legs, brought the boxer down and literally wiped the oily, begrimed floor with Georges’ latest natty suit. Radio Prpgrwns—Page 8. i ’WAY DOWN EAST. INSPECTOR HELD I IN BRIBERY CASE . i | William I. Evans Alleged to ; Have Taken Money to Leave Elevator in Building. i J Following the arrest last night of . ! William I. Evans, a District elevator j inspector, on charges of soliciting ■ and accepting a bribe in connection ' with the condemnation of an elevator, inquiry was begun today by detec tives and officials of the building in spector's office to determine whether j any similar cases have occurred in I the past. j Evans was taken into custody yes terday as he left the automobile es tablishment of Oscar H. Robey, 1429 L street, where, the police say. he took 1180 in marked money from Robey. I J The inspector was released last night i on SI,OOO bond, pending a hearing in » Police Court, probably early next week. , Following conferences this morning with Inspector Grant, chief of de ; tectlves; Inspector W. S. Shelby, aid . to Maj. Sullivan, and Building In spector John Oehmann, Engineer Com , missioner Bell stated that the police, , with the co-operation of Maj. Oeh mann, will investigate to make sure ’ 1 that there have been no other ir , ] regularities. > Investigation Kept Quiet. i j Maj. Bell said that he and Com . ; mlßsloner Rudolph learned of the • I Evans case Thursday afternoon and • assisted the detectives in arranging ■ the scene at the automobile place - yesterday which culminated in the ’ arrest of the inspector. The two r Commissioners handled the matter directly with the police in order to keep the investigation as quiet as possible until the arrest was made. ' Building Inspector Oehmann did r not learn of the case until this morn ing. After talking with Commission ■ er Bell Maj. Oehmann said he would co-operate with the police in the further inquiry that is being made as a precaution. 1 Detectives Keck and Vermillion were assigned the case. Robey told ; them yesterday morning that Evans ; had come to him after Inspecting the freight elevator in the building and told him that it had to be torn out ’ and a new one installed. This, Robey : j told the detectives, was ordered in i spite of the fact that the elevator , seemed to be In perfect running order. Coat of New Ant. Then, according to Robey's ac count to the detectives. Evans asked what would be the cost of installing a new one, and when told it would come to between $3,000 and $4,000, Evans replied: “I think I can leave the old one in for 10 per cent of that sum.” Robey asked for time to think it over, and notified Engineer Commis sioner Bell. The investigation was ! set on foot. Robey met Evans yes . terday. Detectives had supplied Robey ; with marked bills. Evans finally came to an agreement to accept SIBO. Keck and Vermillion arrested Evans as he walked away from Robey’s office, and . they say he admitted soliciting and , accepting a bribe. “I’m guilty,” is the statement Keck alleges Evans made to him following ! the arrest. Evans is 44 years old and lives at 1032 Evarts street ndrtheast. He is a , veteran employe of the District gov ernment, having been In the service for 20 years. ROBINSON IN PARIS. ’ Will Meet Young Today to Dis cuss Reparation Task. ♦ PARIS, September 13.—Harry M. • Robinson of Los Angeles, who is to 'assist Owen D. Young in his post of temporary agent for reparation payl - reached Paris last night from Cherbourg, where he landed at noon from the steamer Leviathan. Mr. Robinson is to meet Mr. Young today, after which they will confer with M. Delacroix, trustee for rail way bonds, and Signor Nogara, trustee for industrial debentures. Later Mr. Young and the other Dawes plan officials will discuss the prog ress that has been made in getting the plan started. Gen. Blits Sails for Home. CHERBOURG, September 13.— Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, who has been attend ing the Lbague of Nations sessions In Geneva in connection with the peace plans in which he is interested, was a passenger on the Berengarla sailing from this port today for New ilYork. ... 3 TO TURN DEATH SWITCH. j Georgia Wardens to Divide Re sponsibility. MILLEDGEVILI'E, Ga., September 13. —Three switches will be used to day in putting to death here the first condemned crimin il in this State to die in the electric chair. Final tests were given the death chair yesterday. When che law. which substitutes the electric chair for the gallows, was passed by the recent Georgia legisla ture. it was stipulated that the cur rent should be turned on “by the warden” of the State farm. As there are three wardens at this institution, the prison commission solved what promised at first to be a puzzle, by ordering installed three switches, one to be manipulated by each warden. Only one of them, however, will control the death-dealing current and neither warden will know which of themselves sends the criminal to his doom The man to die today is How ard Hinton, negro, convicted in De kalb County for criminal assault. JOHNSON TO OPEN SERIESAIOETROIT Ace to Oppose Sylvester Johnson of Tygers as West ern Trip Starts. HOW THEY STAND. G. to \V. I* Pet. Win. Lose. play. Wash. 81 57 .587 .580 .583 10 New York 80 58 .580 .583 .570 10 BY JOHN B. KELLER. DETROIT, September 14.—Bqcky Harris and his Bucks were ready to open their big drive for the American League pennant here to day, with the threetime champion Yankees right at their heels. ' This afternoon the Tygers, who still figure they have a chance at the flag, were to be encountered in the first game of a scries of three to be played on Navin Field. Walter Johnson, who has won 10 games in a row, to equal the season's pitching record established by Hollis Thurston of the White Sox. was slated to toe the slab against the Tygers. Cobb was expected to op pose the Bucks with Sylvester John son. his best right-hand flingcr. The Washington Johnson arrived here yesterday, coming to Detroit direct from Philadelphia instead of stopping over In Pittston with the club, and the day of rest ought to have left him well prepared for the initial battle in the West. The Detroit Johnson has been care fully nursed by Cobb lately in an ticipation of the argument this aft ernoon. He has not pitched so well against the Bucks this season, but since they last faced him Sylvester has been doing some excellent work on the mound. Bays Two Players. President Clark Griffith announced this morning that he had purchased from Memphis of the Southern As sociation Third Baseman Doc Prothro and Pitcher Kelly, both to report at the Tampa training camp next spring. Prothro started the present season with the Nationals as their regular third sacker, but soon was supplant ed by Oswald Bluege. Then Doc was sent to Memphis in part payment for Tom Taylor, who also was tried at the hot corner but did not prove as dependable as Bluege. Prothro's greatest value was as a batter. He did some good hitting while with the Nationals, and Pres ident Griffith endeavored to have him return to the club this week that he might be of use as a pinch hitter during the remainder of the year, but the Memphis management would not part with him. Griffith decided to sign the doc for next he has no really dependable utility inflelders on the Nationals’ roster, and Prothro has been recommended as the best available in the minors. The Na tionals sent Prothro to Memphis in June, with no strings attached, and the present deal Is an outright-pur chase. Kelly is a righ-hand hurler, re ported by President Griffith to be a youngster, bat little seems to be known of his record. LIVY FIND DOUBTED. NAPLES, September 13. —Consider- able mystery is developing here as to the authenticity of the reported dis covery by Prof. Mario de Martino- Fusco of the lost books of Livy, in view of his continued absence and his persistent refusal so far to answer a summons of the prefect to make a .detailed report of his discovery, 4 FRENCH GUARANTEE PROPOSALWINNING League Members Rapidly Fall in Line With Peace Sanction Plans. i ; Cy thp A.ftoriatf-d Press GENEVA, September 13. —Prance's 1 idea that general world security can | be attained only if each member of | the League of Nations will contribute i what it can in the way of sanctions j against an aggressor state seems to j be workipg out at Geneva. The countries, led by England, are ] coming forward one after another and i expressing willingness to give of j what they have to the cause of peace | —England her fleet, France and the i other rations possessing large land ■ and air forces the weight of their ; military strength, and the smaller ' i countries which are weak in arma- I meats the full measure of their fman- 1 clal and economic assistance. Just how this general attitude to | contribute to the sanctions can be j whipped into a general protocol or j convention is the problem now im- j mediately before the league assent- I bly. One problem relating to com- j pulsory arbitration is already partly i solved in that a subcommittee of jurists has decided that it is entirely i reasonable for the powers to sign the ! compulsory arbitration clause of the ; World Court of Justice and at the same time make reservations thereto. Most Have Guarantee. Dr. Loudon, the Dutch minister to France, opened today's discussion ot the assembly disarmament commis sion, declaring the delegates must at any price avoid making war admis sible after the league council had found itself unable to reach a unani mous decision on a difference be tween two members. Dr. Loudon declared Holland did not approve of regional agreements, but he said she could readily under stand the French viewpoint on this question as well as on the proposed | treaty of mutual assistance, which ! Holland equally disapproved. Enough sanctions already existed under tne league covenant. Dr. Loudon de clared, and his nation saw no need of going further along that line. “Do not let us be discouraged if we cannot come to the elaboration of a mutual assistance treaty, but rather let us point out to the public what real progress we have already made in international solidarity,” he added. Tells of Polish Fears. Foreign Minister Skrzynskl of Po land .explained his country's fears for her security and her need of assur ances on this point, because of her geographic situation, bordering as she docs upon two great states not members of the league. He declared the Permanent Court of International Justice did not have the necessary authority to define an aggressor state and that Some other body must be found to perform that function. Desmond Fitzgerald, foreign min ister of the Irisih Free State, in a humorous speech, said Ireland had "reduced its army as soon as a cer tain definite danger was removed.” Both Arthur Henderson and Lord I’armoor of the British delegation smiled appreciatively when Mr. Fitz gerald said Ireland stood for “se curity by arbitration” and hoped for better relations between "our very old friend. F*rance, and our new friend, England.”- Emilio de Palacios of Spain de clared his country accepted the arbi tration idea, but opposed that of re gional agreements. Spain, he said, believed the league covenant. BARBERS ADMIT WOMEN. Union Rolls Thrown Open After 15-Year Fight. INDIANAPOLIS, September 15. Delegates attending the convention of the Journeymen Barbers’ Interna tional Union her© voted late yester day to admit women to membership in the organization. Action which followed the favorable report of a committee on amendments to the con stitution, came after an all-day de bate, in which the proposal was vig orously opposed. Women first sought membership in the union 15 years ago, it was said, but heretofore have been denied ad mission. Typhoon Hits Kobe Docks.* LONDON, September 13. —The cargo sheds bn the docks at Kobe, Japan, were extensively damaged by a ty phoon which swept the harbor, says a dispatch to Lloyds from Kobe to day. The cotton stores at Osaka also were damaged, by the storm. . “From Press to Home Within the Hour** The Star's carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers arc printed. Yesterday’s Circulation, 92,552 ALLIES EVACUATE HALE OF SEIZED TERRITORY Practically Only Land Still Held Is in Prussian Sections Not Specified in Treaty. By the Aeeociatod Pregs. ESSEN, September 13.—Almost <8 per cent of the area affected by the Franco-Bolgian occupational advance of January, 1923, has already been evacuated and the foreign troops now are virtually only occupying Prussian territory, which is not included in the provisions of the treaty. The French garrisons at Bochum, Dortmund and Gelsenkirchen have virtually withdrawn altogether and such small contingents as have re mained behind aj-e only being re tained to carry out the occupation formalities. wildldeuto BUMPER SAVES UFE Three Charge Taxi Driver, Held After Crash, Delib erately Ran Them Down. Infuriated because or a threat to report him for drunkeness, Reginald Fitzgerald, a Blue and Gray taxicab i driver, early today deliberately ran j down- President George K. Horn of i the International Typothetae and ( Ralph A. Packwood, president of the • Packwood Publishing Co. of this city, at Thirteenth street and Ohio avenue ; northwest, and then sped his machine ! at a high rate across the Highway Bridge with Edward Rollman, the third member of the party of pub lishers. clinging for life to the front bumper, on which he had jumped to avoid injury’, it was charged today by police who arrested Fitzgerald for three cases of assault and for driving an automobile while drunk. The sensational case is alleged to have resulted from remonstrations made to Fitzgerald by Horn and Packwood, after he had taken them in a hired touring car from the office ( of Mr. Packwood, at 1512 7th street, for a trip about the city. Five master printers, who had been at | tending the fourth district convention of the Typothetae were originally in the machine, but two got out at the Washington Hotel and Packwood. Horn and Rollman continued down ; Pennsylvania avenue. Actions of the j operator of the machine, according to | ■ the story Parkwood told police, caused j j them to threaten reporting him .fori j drunkeness at Thirteenth street and I i Pennsylvania avenue. Accordingly ! I the three men got out to walk down ! • Thirteenth street toward B street j where the garage of the company is j located. Car Swoops on Them. As the three men crossed Thir i teenth street at Ohio avenue. Pack- j Iwood said, the machine swooped ■ down on them. One wheel ran over | Packwood’s foot. Rollman and Horn j ; were scooped up on the bump- ; i er and Horn was carried a block be- j i fore jumping off. Rollman stayed on. The car sped down Thirteenth street to B street, with Rollman j hanging on the front bumper, then ! down Fourteenth street, rolling and i : lurching over the rough cobblestones. | Roliman’s hat fell off while the ma- ■ ; chine was speeding south on Four- ! ■ teenth street. Just at this time, : Luther Smith of 1410 Columbia street i northwest, came by and saw' the ma chine hurtling down the street with a man doubled up on the front bump er. The man's derby hat dropped oft. Smith brought it to police head quarters and reported the case. Managed to Jump Off. Meanwhile, police declare, the sen sational ride of Rollman continued for several blocks, when he managed to jump off. Later the car was ditched near Four Mile Run. Rollman hailed a passing motorist and was brought back to the city. Meanwhile Packwood had run after the machine to B street, where Horn j had jumped off. and assisted him to j his feet. A passing motorist took both to Emergency Hospital, where Packwood's leg was found not badly hurt and Horn's cuts and bruises were treated. Neither suffered seri ous injury and, for that matter, neither did Rollman. Horn's clothes, however, were almost completely in tatters, Packwood said, as a result of the dragging ride of one block. Driver i. Arrested. How Fitzgerald got back to Wash ington is not known to the police. He was found, however, by police from the first precinct near Thirteenth and B streets northwest about an hour and a half after the occurrence and was arrested on the charges mentioned above. It is believed he also found a motorist, who brought him back to the city. Officials of the Blue and Gray Cab CO. today stated that summary dismissal would be meted out to Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald is 24 years old and lives at 4318 Wisconsin avenue. Horn, who is a resident of Balti more, is well known nationally as the head of the Typothetae, while Roll man is one of the partners of a large Baltimore printing house. Packwood is president of the Packwood Pub lishing Co. here. GERMAN ENVOY TO RETAIN POST HERE Embassy Announces Ambassador Will Remain in Washington Indefinitely. The retirement of Dr. Otto Wield feldt, German Ambassador to Wash ington, which had been announced for September 15, has been postponed indefinitely, it was announced today at the German Embassy. Ambassador Wiedfeldt, who came to the United States in May, 1922, on the understanding with his govern ment that he would keep his post for not longer than two years, last July asked the German government to recall him. His request was sat isfied only after the conclusion of the London economic conference and Sep tember 15 was fixed as the date for his retirement. The German Embassy here refused to discuss the reasons for the change in the German plans. Diplo matic circles here, however, hold that the Ambassador was asked to retain his post by histgovernment because the substitution of Dr. Wiedfeldt by a new and inexperienced envoy at this time of German economic recon struction would be detrimental to .German interests. WORLD ELVERS OFF TO DAYTON AFTER TRIFLINGACCIDENT Reports of Severe Rainstorm on Route Also Delays Leav ing Bolling Field. START ON FINAL STAGE OF JOURNEY AT 10:50 A.M. Smith Expresses Appreciation of Washington Welcome as Planes Take Air. After a delay of half an hour, due to a broken tail skid fitting on the flag plane Chicago which threatened for a time to hold the world flyers in Washington another day, the six airmen left the ground at Bolling Field at 10:49 o'clock today for a 400- mile flight to McCook Field, at Day ton, Ohio. The weather between here and Day i ton also for a time threatened to j prevent the flyers from getting under | way. When Lieut. Lowell H. Smith i and his comrades arrived on the field : at 7:50 o’clock, it was raining hard ] in Moundsville, the midway point be j tween here and Dayton on the model I airway, and the clouds were no higher than 1,000 feet. Report Clearer Weather, Lieut. Smith decided to wait for later reports, which as they were re ceived, stated that conditions were clearing up. At 9:30 o’clock Mounds ville reported that it had stopped raining and that the "ceiling” was getting higher every minute. The pilots who had spent most of the time since their arrival at the field posing for camera men and talking with old friends, as well as meeting many persons who crowded about them for the honor of shaking their hands, climbed into their planes and started the motors at 10 o’clock. Just before he went aboard, Lieut. Smith said to the Star’s representa tive: "We are very sorry to leave Washington, but at the same time I we are anxious to push forward to | the goal. We have been signally I honored by the President of the j United States and all official Wash- I ington. The population of the Dis- I trict also gave us a hearty welcome i yesterday as we rode in the Defense Day parade. We were greatly af fected and are grateful.’’ Attire of Flyer*. Lieut. Smith removed his blouse and put on that greasy suede jacket he has j worn ever since leaving Santa Monica 1 on March 17. Lieut. Leslie P. Arnold, I assistant pilot of the Chicago, wore a i light gray sweater under a khaki Jumper i and sported a brand-new helmet. Lieut. I' Wade’s flying clothes consisted of a greasy jumper, while Lieut. H. H. Og den wore a brand-new jumper and hel met. Lieut. Eric Nelson wore no helmet i at all, but he and Harding had greasy ! Jumpers. ! At 10:05 o’clock Smith, with the j help of ground men, turned his plane ■ around and taxied down to the north end of the field, followed by the Eas ton II and the New Orleans. At the farthest end of the field they turned around and got into a V-shaped po sition, the Chicago first, the New Or leans to the left and the Boston II on the right. The propellers were turning rapidly and the pilots were ready to throw open the big Liberty motors at 10:15 o’clock, when it was discovered the tail of the Chicago was resting on the ground and not on the skid, which had given way. Rashes to Hangar. Lieut. Arnold jumped out and climb ed into a nearby automobile, which raced him down the field to the en gineering hangar. Presently he re turned with several mechanics hang ing onto the machine and was fol lowed by a truck loaded with air plane supplies. A careful examina tion revealed a tail-skid mounting had given way. Lieut. Smith assured himself that the plane could get off the ground without damage to the rudder and. after minor repairs, de cided to go ahead to Dayton, where an entirely new mounting and skid will be installed. One-half hour after the accident had been discovered Lieut. Smith gave the signal to go ahead. Wade started his motor, followed by Smith and Nelson, and after warming up the engine for a few minutes the three planes moved forward. In creasing their speed with every foot of ground, the three pairs of* wheels left the ground at 10:49 o'clock. The planes, in perfect formation, contin ued straight ahead in flight until over the steel plant, when they turned westward, climbing all the while until they were out of sight. Route of Flyer*. Just after they left the ground Capt. B. S. Wright, advance officer for the world flyers, took off in a De Havlland observation plane for Dayton. His ship is much faster and he should be at McCook Field before the others. The route of the world flyers will take them over Cumber land, Md.: Uniontown, Pa.; Wheeling, W. Va.; Columbus. Whio, and Dayton, where they should land about 5 o’clock this evening, eastern stand ard time. By 8 o’clock this morning little groups of people gathered on the field and were enlarged later by the arrival of many automobiles. By the time the flyers were, ready to leave several hundred persons were on the side lines. Brig. Gen. Mitchell, assistant chief of the Army Air Service, accompanied the flyers for a short distance in an escort plane. A photographer’s plane also went along. GIRL THIEF SENTENCED. Gets Indeterminate Prison Term for Bond Theft. ✓ NORRISTOWN, Pa., September 13. Miss Alva Goldsmith, 21, former sec retary to the treasurer of the Merlon Title and Trust Company of Ardmore, was today sentenced to an indeter minate term in the State Industrial Home for Women by Judge Williams for the theft of $7,500 in bonds from the trust company. Sidney Sterling of Crisfiefci, Md., her fiance, who was convicted by a Jury of receiving the stolen bonds, was sen tenced to two and one-half years In th« Montgomery County jail.