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PADEREWSKI BOYCOTTS D. C. IN CONCERT TOUR
✓ —■ OFFICIAL WEATHER BUREAU REPORT Rain this afternoon or tonight; colder tonight; lowest temperature 28. Tempera | ture yesterday—Highest, 54; lowest, 37. 1 International Neyrs Service has the exclusive rights ||| 1 to use for republication. In any form, of all news i dispatches credited to it or not o*herwise credited in ■ this paper. It is also exclusively entitled to use for M republication all the local or undated news puo- » Hshed herein, as well as all special dispatcher MITCHELL HAS THREE JUDGES THROWN OUT AS PREJUDICED * 4 * * * *. * * u . Bjfly MitcbeD Qreco-Bulgarian Warfare ' . J Jury of Generals. EACH SIDE BLAMES. OTHER- . Greeks Halt Evacuation by Troops Claiming Bulgars Fired -on Them By C. STEPHANOVE InterOKtlon*! KeW Service SOFIA, Oct. 28.—Gneeks con tinue to shell Petrich and have not withdrawn any of their forces. A clash between Greek and Bulgarian forces occurred today V, when Greek troops attempted to W rush into Petrich and rescue the body of a dead Greek soldier. They were repulsed by a small force of Bulgarians. By International New* Service LONDON, Oct. 28.—War has •gain broken out along the Greco- Bulgarian frontier, according to advices received here today. While evacuation of the Greek troops from Bulgaria was under way, in accordance with the League of Nations council ulti matum, a new clash occurred and indications are that fighting may be general. A Salonika dispatch states that j the Bulgarians attacked the Greeks who were evacuating. An i immediate halt was called to the evacuation. Sofia Blames Greeks A Sofia dispatch states that the . Greeks opened fire upon Bul- * garians. Thus dispatches from both coun tries seem to confirm that fighting is again in progress, with each side placing responsibility on the other. League Council Given Promise Greek Troops Will Withdraw at Once By International News Service PARIS, Oct. 28.—Greece has continued her artillery fire against Bulgarian troops and towns, despite the league council’s or ders, despite announced compli ance with them and despite Bul garia's desire to restore peace. Bulgars Obey Council This declaration was made to the league council today by M. Morioff, Bulgarian representative. “We have given orders to with- i draw troops, but the Greek artillery fire continues." the Bulgarian rep resentative declared. The council of the Teague of Nations convened after an hour’s delay today, had just listened to a telegram from Athens, read by the Greek representative, Minister Kara panos, agreeing to all the council’s demands and assuring the body that the withdrawal of troops from Bulgarian territory would be car ried out as directed. Withdrawal Ordered The delay in opening the meet ing was occasioned by the arrival of the Greek telegram and its de coding. , , , “Orders have been given for the troop withdrawal commencing the mnrning of October 28 (today)’’ the Greek telegram read. Aristide Briand, president of the council, called it to order at 11 a m., the scheduled hour. Fifteen minutes Karapanos had not appeared. Briand announced a delay of a half-hour to permit the ♦ spokesman for Greece time to ar- The Bulgarian rerpresentatlve on Page 2, Column fj Vigilants Revived to Cope With Bandits ST. PAUL, Oct. 28.—The days of the vigilantes who made quick work of horse thieves in the adventurous days of the Northwest are being revived. Bank and store bandits are the object of the new organi zation. A wave of bank rob beries, following a quiet late summer, has called the vigi lantes to action before snow halts the bandit acitvities by making escape in autom'obiles difficult. , In North Dakota, where one of the boldest gang of bank robbers in the Northwest was broken up after sheriffs had organized citizens and volun teer night ’guards hadi;taks.z their posts in many small, towns, the vigilante system is de daved a real success. | NflF ABOLISH DOWNTOWN PARKING Col. Moller Willing If All Mer chants Are Shown to Favor Plan Differences of opinion as to the . fairness of the regulaiton governing parking in the congested area have 1 aroused Colonel I. C. Moller, assist , ant director of traffic, who said I today that he would not oppose ' abolishment of all downtown park ing provided the merchants in the congested area would show that they were all ,in favor of such a plan. Commissioner Frederick A. Pen ning has received a letter from the Merchants and Manufacturers As sociation requesting him to get a report from Director of Traffic M. O. Eldridge, on the possibility of re vising the present parking regula tions so that the final clause of the parking regulation which provides that the automobiles and trucks may park more than six inches from the curb while loading or unloading merchandise so that “they do not block traffic,” be stricken out. Commissioner Penning said that ihe would confer with Director ■ Eldridge with the idea of revising I the regulation. Colonel Moller to day proposed a regulation provi’’- 1 ing thirty feet on each block equl ' distant from the corners, for the parking of commercial vehicles. Such an allotment of space would- allow truck drivers to stop in close proximity to their destina tions while they are loading or un loading merchandise, he said. SMALL INTEREST CASE RULING AGAIN DELAYED SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Oct. 28. No decision in the famous “interest suits.” against Governor Len Small will be reached at least until the December term of the supreme court. That was apparent today when i the court adjourned the October I term without action on Small’s i appeal from the decision of the 1 Sangamon county circuit court holding him liable for an account ing of approximately ?1,000,0)0 In terest alleged to have been received I on State funds Small was charged with loaning to the Grant Park Bank during the war, which in turn was said to have been loaned ■ to big meat packers at a high rate » of interest. Garage Looted of S4OO A thief entered the office of a 1 garage,'•which had been left open, at 1812 E street northwest, today > and stole S4OO from the cash regis _ ter. According to the police, Frank H Logan, who was in charge of the garage at the time of the rob bery, had stepped out a minute, Leaving the place unprotected. WASHINGWTIMES | NO. 13,383 £ WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1925. THREE CENTS [ WINTER IS ON WAT HERE Chilling Rain Due to Freeze and Turn D. C. Streets Into Sheets of Ice < Nip and tuck weather has ar rived in Washington. • The cold nips your nose and toes; you tuck yourself under the blankets. Give the flivver a “nip” of al cohol, to keep the radiator radiat ing, an# tuck the coal in the jolly old furnace. After one of the most beautiful nights of the fall, the Capital awoke today iJnder a heavy sheet of frost. Persimtnons were ripe. And that’s not all. The Weather Bureau’s forecasters agreed today that real winter temperatures are on the way, and that by tomorrow morning the .weather will be freezing. Coming Here From West The West is getting its share of snow just now, but Washington is in for a spell of chilly rain which, after- one more cold night, will transform the city's streets into a skating rink. The mercury, which has been steadily going down,' last night reached its low level at 7 o’clock this morning, when it stood at 32 degrees. Then ft started on its upward climb, favored by sunlight, and At 9:40 o’clock the Observatory mercury was hovering around 47, with every indication of going still further on its upward way with the succeeding hours. * Heavy Snows in Northwest CHICAGO. Oct. 28.—Winter roared out of the Northwest today and left lowa. Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois the Dakotas and the Northwestern States under a blanket of snow and ice. Temperature fell to two de grees below zero fp Montana and verged into warmer temperature in Illinois and the Great Lakes region, which was slightly below freezing. Heavy snowstorms were reported in the Great Lakes region and Col orado. Nebraska. Wisconsin. Minne sota. the Dakotas, lowa and north ern Illinois. Eight inches fall was reported in Montana, worst hit by the cold wave. PRISONER ESCAPES EN ROUTE TO TRIAL Nathan W. Wood, alias O. E. Hawk, who was being taken from Seattle. Wash., to Houston, I Tex., to face trial for violation of [customs laws, escaped from a I United States marshal at Emporia, I Kan., the Department of Justice announced today. I Wood, formerly of Youngstown. . Ohio, was at one time president of . the Ohio Real Estate Board. He was indicted at Laredo, Tex. Today’s Scratches At lAiufaville ‘ FIRST RACE—FIag Lieutenant, Ferguson, Black Deer, Rapid Day, The Competition, Sizzle, Sunny , Ducrow, Barracuda, Payman, Cap ‘ tain Donan, Great Beginner, Ray Jr. SECOND RACE-Joe Rudolph, Kid Boots, Steinway, Jeb, Boot to 1 Boot. ’I FOURTH RACE—Pat Calhoun, Turner, Ask Him, Miss Hume, Shotwell, Torcher, Longport, Queen of Allah and Shampoo. i FIFTH RACE- The Runt. SEVENTH RACE—Yoohoo. r Weather, snowy; track, slow. t At Youngstown f FIRST RACE—Crystal Vennie, - Illusionist, Evelyn White. Mahaley. , FIFTH RACE—Black Ruler. SEVENTH KACE—Wise Guy, I ‘ IPIANIST TO BOYCOTT 0.0. Jan Ignace Paderewski Will Not Play to Diplomats at Paid Virtuoso Never again will the adoring ladies flutter around the stage door of.a Washington theater to greet Tgnace Paderewski, U pelt him with flowers, or to kiss him, boldly, admiringly. Never again will the wizard of the piano bow to presidents, cabi net ministers and diplomats on their home grounds here. He will play in Hagerstown, Baltimore —anywhere. But in Washington? Never again! And i why? Hinges on Pocmcs It is a strange story of artistic '■sensibilities and politics, of tem peramental aversions, piano keys, and premferships. When Paderewski went back to his Polish homeland as the clouds of the World War began to settie over a rumbling world, he cast aside his sensational career as a musician to assume the mantle of premier. All over the world flashed the news that the great Paderewski would not touch a piano again un til Poland was free. In his capa city as premier, he treated with the rulers of the world, Including many who now grace the diplo matic colony of Washington. Returned to Concert Now the Polish eagle screams, tiiumphant from her eyrie, and everybody’s happy. Paderewski has limbered up his fingers and has returned to the music world. Just two years ago, under the management of Mrs. Wilson- Greene. he made a Southern tour of the United States. “Washington?” asked Mrs. Wil son-Greene. “No.” said the artist, and that was all. For two years nobody knew just why he wouldn't play in Washing ton. Before the war. his recitals here were well- attended and he I had expressed no dislike for the city or his audiences. But now again he is preparing to fare on another Southern tour, and again he has thwarted the wishes of Washington’s music lovers. On November 20, he is to play In Baltimore, and later he will ap pear in Hagerstown. Then he will go South to Richmond, Roanoke and other cities, • Delicate Point Involved After roundabout questioning of everybody who had anything to do with the tour, it was learned that Paderewski does not want to , appear, as a paid artist, before the ! • distinguished gentlemen to whom i he has been, since the war, solely • an important figure in international politics. It is a fine point of deli- , cacy, and that’s why the. pianist > has kept the secret so closely. That also is why Mrs. Wilson , Greene is preparing to use a motor , bus to transport Washington music i lovers to Baltimore on the night of the concert. So far as is known, Paderewski is the only great pianist who has declined to appear in Washington. There are a few who either have been frightened by the lying bug , aboos of cold audiences here, or have preferred New York to any other place on earth and conse quently stay there* I , d| feM. ' i E'T‘l fe* 3 • \ i ■ _ ..... -gt In the upper photo, Colonel William Mitchell, stormy petrel of the army air service, is shown sur rounded by his/ counsellors at the court-martial proceedings. Below is shown a small portion of the crowd that thronged the entrance to the Emory building, where the court-martial fe being conducted. PREMIERSHIP IS OFFERED ID TOE French President Will Get His Decision Later in Day By FREDERICK K. ABBOTT International Mm Service PARIS, Oct. 28. President Domergue today invited M. Pain leve to form a new cabinet, but Painleve has withheld his decision for a time. M. Painleve was in conference with President Domergue for more than an hour, leaving the presidential palace at 3.35 o’clock. “I. shall return at 4:30 o’clock this afternoon and give my answer to the President, advising him then whether I shall undertake the task of forming a new cabi net,” M. Painleve told the Inter national News Service. Capital Asked Leaders of all the Left parties j met today and passed a resolution ■ in favor of a financial platform in cluding a plank insisting upon a capital levy. A caucus of Left members will be held this afternoon to ratify the resolution. Leon Blum, Socialist leader, con firmed the prevalent belief that Painleve would head the next ad ministration when he came from Elysee palace. "President Doumergue’s Inter views with the political leaders is only a matter of form,” he said. “I am certain he has already de cided to ask Painleve to form a new cabinet.” AH tfie parties forming the left bloc, controlling the Chamber of Deputies, were ip session today in Mrs. Mitchell Reads The Times at Trial of Husband While Colonel “Billy” Mitchell stood for an hour today at his court-martial, listening to the charges against him, Mrs. Mitchell entertained herself by reading a copy of The Washing ton Times. The flying Colonel’s wife was keenly interested in The Times’ first edition story of the Mitchell trial. Once Mrs. Mitchell tugged her susband’s coat and pointed to the headlines over The Times story. He nodded and smiled. separate meetings to determine policy and possible concessions. Painleva May Take Finance All these factions will meet in joint caucus this afternoon and in this importan’ meeting the complex ion of the new administration prom ises to be determined. Political sooth sayers prophesy a possible coalition of Painleve and Herriot under a switch that would let the former drop the portfolio ot minister of war and take up that of minister of finance. As the ministry which has brought about the present crisis and the fall of his administration, Painleve would want to have the finance portfolio under his own hand. He would retain the premiership, of course. Herriot would be the dark horse in a coalition cabinet, po’ltlcal prophets agreed. Aristide Briand, foreign minister in the Painleve cabinet, would retain that post, if for no other reason than to assure ratification of the Locarno pact. Important Juggling But Herriott's friends say the for mer prem’er will not accept the post of minister of war. This leaves Painleve with important jugglinc to do, if a coalition is decided upon. Newspapers opposed to Herriot t depict him today as the white ele phant that Painleve ie considering taking on. HOME EDITION ARREST DOCTOR INOEtTHOF NURSE No Specific Charge Placed Against Sanitarium Physician A second arrest is expected mo mentarily today in the death 'of Miss Mary E. De Voe at a private sanitarium at Edgemoor, Md„ fol lowing an operation. Montgomery county officials are seeking a third party, and meanwhile are holding Doctor Henry Marshall Dixon, fifty-four, of 2013 Eye street north west, in the Rockville jail. At a late hour today, no specific charge had been placed against him, pend ing further investigation. Miss De Voe, twenty-six years old, for the past six months had been a nurse at Columbia Hospital here. Her death occured at the private sanitarium alst week, under circumstancees which started a probe by Maryland officials. On a warrant charging him w’ith being a fugitive from justice, Doc tor Dixon was arrested at 1 o’clock this morning at his home, and taken to the Rockville jail. Dis trict Attorney Joseph C. Cissel, Sheriff Clay Plummer, —Deputy Sheriff Stanley J. Gingell and Chief of Police Aud are working on the case. At the home of Mrs.. Walter J. Sale. 1337 Parkwood place north west, where Miss De Voe had a room, it was said she had lived there about six months. Her par ents live at Kendallville, Ind. Rela tives are now on their way here. At the house, It was also said the cause of the girl’s death had been reported as a clot on the brain. PRESIDENT DE COURT LOSES POST I ' Summerall, Challenged, As Result of Old Feud, Makes Way for Howze Colonel "Billy” Mitehell, the 'sShgrmy petrel of the army air service, started off his court martial on charges of conduct pre judicial to discipline, in accusing aviation heads of criminal negli gence, with three victories. On the ground that two of the - generals sitting as his judges were prejudiced against him, personally and officially, he successfully chal lenged their right to sit in judg ment upon him, and they retired. One of them was Major' General Charles Summerall, the presiding officer of the court; the other was Brigadier General Albert Bowley. House Presiding Officer Bowley went first, after some con sultation«am<2Xig the generals com prising the court. Then Frank S. Reid, civilian counsel for Mitchell, challenged Summerall. A few minutes later Mitchell ran his string of tactical victories to three by peremptorily challenging the availability of Brigadier General Fred W. Sladen. commandant at West Point, to sit, and Sladen was dismissed without further ado. The retirement of General Sum merall made Major General Robert L. Howze the presiding officer of the court. Reid read a pqjrtion of the speech in which Bowley criticized Mitchell for his advocation of a separate air service, and added: "It is impossible for General Bow ley to hold these views' and to say he can sit here as a member of this court without bias and hostility.” General Bowley immediately arose and admitted having made the speech referred to by Reid. Cites SummeraU’s Speech "I am sure, however, that I can sit on this court without prejudice or bias to the defendant.” he added. "The challenged member is ex cused from the court,” said Sum merall, the president of the court. Reid then arose and created the other sensation by challenging Gen eral Summerall himself. Reid declared Summerall had shown prejudice in a speech made to the military order of the world war at a session in New York city on September 24. In this speech, Reid’said, Sum merall had charged Mitchell was guilty of "irresponsible talk” in the latter’s criticism of the han dling of military aviation. "The statement by General Sum merall shows prejudice and bias.” said Reid, "and I challenge his right to sit as a member of this court.” Charges Personal Prejudice Reid challenged Summerall for "personal prejudice” Ot Mitchell’s own direction. This prejudice. Reid continued, was due to a report Mitchell ’ad made while Assistant Chief of the Army Air Service, condemning Surrfmeralls handling of aviation while in command of the Hawaiian department. In his report, Mitchell said Summerall "knew nothing of aviation.” Summerall immediately arose, ad mitted he had criticised Mitchell and asked to be excused from the court. The defense moves were made shortly after the court had con vened. Until the challenge against Gen eral Bowley was launched the crowd of civilians present had be come bored with the slow, tech nical procedure. Their only other thrill came from . / a-. . '