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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 212 IRNSFORFF DIES ARCHIBALD CARRIED MESSAGES FOR Hi In Statement German Ambassador Resents Charges Made Against Him DID NOT BELIEVE HIMSELF Declares Repetition of Statement He Made in Washington Is Necessary By .Associated Press New York, Sept. 11. Count Von Bernstorff, the German ambassador, emphatically denied to-day that he had used or attempted to use James F. J. Archibald, the American mes senger of Dr. Constantin T. Dumba, Austrian ambassador as a message bearer to Berlin. "In view of the repeated assertions by several newspapers that 1 sent messages to my government by Mr. Archibald" said Count Von Bernstorff, "I wish to state that I never gave Mr. Archibald a single paper or anything else. I thought I made this plain in Washington, but feel repetition is now needed. "I did not attempt to use Mr. Archi bald as a messenger because I did not think it safe, and he certainly did not prove safe." Dr. Constantin T. Dumba, Austro- Hungarian ambassador, left here to day for his summer home at Lennox, Mass. Dr. Dumba was accompanied by his secretary. Prince Zu Hohenlohe, who waived aside newspapermen when they attempted to interview the am bassador. Dr. Dumba spent several hours with Count Von Bernstorff. the German ambassador last night. At the con clusion of this meeting both diplomats declined to say anything regarding President Wilson's action. Ex-Governor Pennypacker Fractures His Arm While Asleep; X-Ray Is Used By Associated Press Norristown, Pa., Sept. 11.—Turning over in bed during the night at his home In Schwenksville, former Gov ernor Samuel W. Pennypacker frac tured one of his arms. Dr. H. C. Allen who was summoned, found the public service commissioner in great pain and administered relief. Dr. Allen ac companied Mr. Pennypacker to a Philadelphia hospital to have an X ray made to determine the extent of the fracture. Think Driver Who Hit Kennedy Boy Blameless Coroner Jacob Eckinger said to-day that there was not likely to be any inquest on the death of George Ken nedy, the 13-year-old son of George W. Kennedy, of 1046 South Cameron street, who died at the Harrisburg Hospital after he was knocked down by an automobile Thursday night. Coroner Eckinger and Colonel Joseph B. Hutchison who investigated the accident are both of the opinion that Trvin C. Grove, of 1112 North Sixth street, owner and driver of the automobile is not to blame. War Governor Sprague Dies in Paris; Aged 84 By Associated Press Paris, Sept. 11. —William Sprague, famous war governor of Rhode Island and twice United States senator from that state, died at his residence here early this morning at the age of 84 !.ears. His death was due to menin gitis, coupled with the infirmities of age. At his bedside were his wife and his old friends. Captain and Mrs. Frank H. Mason. His granddaughter. Mrs. Inez Stiness, is expected to sail from New York. Governor Sprague had lived in Paris several years. KURDS AND TURKS BATTLE Petrograd. Sept. 10. via London, Sept. 11.—The following official state ment was issued to-night at the head quarters o fthe army of the Caucasus: 'There have been skirmishes between sur cavalry and Kurds in the region >f Ouran Kara." THE WEATHER For Harrlnbnre and vicinity! Fair nnd rooler to-night and Sunday. For Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair to-nlurht and prohahly *unda> | cooler) moderate, varlnlilr winds, mostly nut and northwest. River The Suxqurhanna river nnd Its M principal trlhutnriea will fall slowly. A xtage of aliout .'1.5 feet Is ludlcatd for Hnrrlsliurg Sun day morning. General Conditions The low pressure aren that nu central north of the Great l.akes. Friday morning. Is moving oIT the North Atlantic const. The disturbance west of the Rocky Mountains has remained nenrly stationary. The pressure Is hlxii over central and northwestern districts. The temperature continues hlith over the eastern half of the countryi In Southern New Knjt land, the greater part of Xew ■> York State and In Central Penn sylvania It was 2 to 6 degrees cooler than on Friday morning. Temperaturei 8 a. m., 70. Sum Rises, 5i42 a. in.; aeta, A:22 p. m. Moon i First quarter, September 18. 2i31 a. m. River stagei 3.6 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature. fl«. Lowest temperature. 72. Mean temperature, 79. Normal temperature, 07. FAKE SOLICITORS AT WORK OH PROGRAMS FOR BIG CELEBRATION Chamber of Commerce Warns Against Giving Money to These Smooth Gentlemen COMMITTEEMEN ARE BUSY Complete Program of Events Will Be Turned Over to Manager Hopkins Next Week Don't contribute money to any person for the great municipal improvement celebration. Don't place an advertisement on any program or card witli the idea of helping the celebration. These were the warnings given to day by the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce to its members and other businessmen of the city. Henderson Gilbert, president of the Chamber, said that postcards will be sent out to the members of the Chamber explain ing the body's plans for programs of the big event and guidebooks of the citj for the visitors who will throng into town from September 23 to 25. President Gilbert said: "No person has been authorized to solicit for any program." The warning and statement from the Chamber came as a result of in formation that solicitors are working in various sections of the city, trying to get ads and money contributions for supposed "official programs". The chairmen of all committees were busy to-day preparing a com plete program of their part of the program to be turned over to Gen eral Manager C. Floyd Hopkins early next week. Several of the committees are still working out certain details, but hope to be ready for a final report by Wednesday of next week. Red Men Make Plans For Burning of John Harris Plans for the pageant, "The Burn ing of John Harris," which will be one of the features of the great municipal improvement celebration, were com pleted at a meeting of the committee of Red Men in the Majestic Theater last night. The pageant will start with a parade along the River Front. In line will be Wesley Crook, representing John Harris, seated in an old Conestoga wagon. Four trappers will march alongside the wagon and George Tip pet will represent the old colored serv ant. H. N. Hart will take the part of the Indian messenger. Pack mules will follow on behind. Local tribes of Red Men which will be represented include Allequippa, No. 57; Octarora, No. 91; Warrior Eagle, No. 340; Pax tang, No. 243, Steelton: Ee-shah-ko nee. No. 22; Sornplanter, No. 61; Pokoson. No. 331; Wauwaseum, No. 352. and Tanawa, No. 431, of West Fatrview. Officials For Water Carnival Selected Four more judges for the deco rated boat parade were selected by J. Ray Hoffert, chairman of the water carnival committee, to-day. They are nil experienced decorators and include Joseph and Ira Seltzer, of Dives. Pom eroy & Stewart: L. R. Wells, of Bow man & Co.. and George A. Emig, of the Kaufman Underselling Store. Other officials selected for the water sports and carnival are: Referee, W. O. Hiekok; starter, Edward Rauch; clerk of course. Dr. C. B. Fager: as sistant clerks of course. Martin Keet, Frank Roth. J. M. Trace. Charles Boas and Douglas Royal; judges, Ross A. Hickok. Vance C. McCormick, John Fox Weiss. F. J. Hall, George A. Shreiner. the Rev. S. W. Herman. Dr. Harvey F. Smith, C. W. Davis, C. S. Davis. Arthur Hull. F. E. Downes, A. S. Patterson, Henry Boyer. A. Reeder Ferriday, Harry Neale. Dr. J. E. Dick inson, B. F. Umberger, H. G. Dibble. E. J. Stackpole. W. K. Meyers. Her man P. Miller. Harry Oves and Joseph H. Waltazz: timers. R. D. Beeman. H. W. Stone. W. A. Neale, F. E. heim, Harry Snavely and C. M. Kalt v-asser: marshals, M. Harvey Taylor and Roy G. Pox; assistant marshals, George W. Hill and Paul G. Smith; announcer. Mercer B. Tate; assistant announcers. S. S. Leiby and Walter Johnson: official measurers, James A. Shope and Eldridge Cowden; official handicanrer, Charles Dintampn: offi cial recorders, W. G. Jones, A. S. Ham man, Elmer A. Klrkpatrick, Harrv Lowengard and Robert Free. Judges of evening parade: Austin Miller. Frank Foose. J. J. Brehm. D. D. Hammelbatigh. Thomas M. Tones. Dr. C B. Faeor, F. E. Downes. Vance C. McCormick, Joseph Seltzer. Ira Seltzer, Harry Bover, the Rev. T B Johnson. F. J. Hall. E. S. Herman! George W. Reily and E. J. Stackpole. MINOR ENGAGEMENTS By Associated Press Rome. Sept. 10. via Paris, Sept. 11.— An official communication received from headquarters of the Italtan army under to-dav's date was given out to-night as follows: "Along the entire front small but important actions con tinue, due to the activity in offensive by our detachments in reconnoiterlng or to attempted surprise attacks, notabl yat night, against our advance positions'." WILL TRANSFER COLLEGE By Associated Press Rochester, N. Y.. Sept. 11.—At yes terday's session of the German Synod of the East of the Reformed Church a committee brought in a report extend ing the right of choosing a new site for the mission house seminary and college, the theological Institution of the denomination, now situated near Sheboygan, Wis., to the Synod of the Northwest, the largest of the four synods of the denomination in the United States. RENEW CANAL TRAFFIC Panama. Sept. 11.—The latest ob struction In the canal, due to a slide four days ago in the Culebra Cut, has been removed and traffic was resumed yesterday. Forty-eight ships are wait ing to enter the canal. HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 11, 1915 I HOW AND WHEN CITY WILL CELEBRATE Sunday, Sept. 19 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.—Services in churches. Wednesday, Sept. 22 i :3 ° p* m - —Educational mass meeting in Technical High School auditorium; " ' r 9 p. m.. school exhibition. Thursday, Sept. 23 2 p- m • —Unveiling: of marker to commemorate 15 years of public improve ments. in River Front Park north of Market, Chamber of Commerce to dedi cate monument; 2:30, automobile parade over 25 miles of parks and play grounds to inspect public improvements; 8 p. m., great reception in Chestnut street auditorium; "Merchants' Night." Friday, Sept. 24 ® :3O a - ra - —Parade of 10.000 school children; Ip. m.. unveiling of marker by Pennsylvania Historical Commission at site of old John Harris ferry landing opposite Washington street; 2 p. m., water carnival races; 7 p. m„ Red Men's Eg pageant and historical reproduction in Harris Park of burning at stake of jytZ John Harris; 8 p. m., decorated boat parade and fireworks. Saturday Sent 25 2 P - m ' —^ a >" c h of military from Market Square to Reservoir Park to partici- SCT - ' * ' pate in maneuvers: 2:30 p. m., military maneuvers on Reservoir Park slopes; «<!? 9 p. m., street cabaret in Market Square and business district; band concerts; gg dancing; vaudeville; 12 o'clock, midnight, "Auld Lang Syne.'' gS During the celebration there will be an interesting playground track and field meet on the Sycamore SQ street running track and athletic field, probably on Wednesday afternoon although the time "has not kg been definitely fixed; Thursday afternoon the formal entrance to Twelfth street plavground will be dedi- Hg cated to the memory of Dr. William Harrison Jones, a well-known colored physician and a member <£2, of the original committee appointed by the Board of Trade in 1901 to arrange "for a mass meeting of citizens to discuss ways and means for beginning Harrisburg's great improvement campaign The time for this event has not been definitely fixed but it is understood that it will be timed so as to have the ceremonies Just about when the big automobile inspection train reaches the playgrounds WOHED F1 BUILDER HTECT FDD BID KEYSTONE PRDJEET Ernest R. Graham, of Graham, Burnham & Co., Chicago, Is in Charge Ernest R. Graham, senior partner of Graham, Burnham & Co., of Chi cago, has undertaken the work of preparing the plans and specifications for all the buildings of the Keystone State Fair and Exposition Company on the site near Mlddletown as well as the 2 -mile speedway for auto mobiles. Mr. Graham Is a man of world wide reputation. Of him the magazine Building Management, in a recent is sue, said: "The name of E. K. Gra ham, senior partner of Graham, Burn ham & Co.. Chicago, as a speaker at Atlanta is enough to bring every man interested in skyscrapers to the con vention. for his name for the past twenty years has been a household word in big buildings. The wonderful organization of which he is the head has built more big buildings than any other firm of architects in the world. The designer of the Equitable Build ing, as almost everyone knows, is E. R. Graham. Hardly a city in the en tire United States does not boast of one or more buildings built by the Grahain-Burnham organization." Ernest Robert Graham was born at Lowell, Mich., August 22, 1868. When the World's Fair was ready for actual building operations D. H. Burn ham, who was in charge of the entire enterprise as director of works, realized that construction operations [Continued on Page 11.] Taft Upholds Wilson in Case of Dr. Dumba By Associated Press Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 11. —"In my judgment, the administration has pur sued the only course open to it in the case of Ambassador Dumba." said William H. Taft in a statement given out here last night. "After the admis sions made he could no longer be per sona grata to the American govern ment." The former President delivered two speeches after hi.s arrival in Tacoma. In one. in which he predicted a re united Republican party, he said: "Only the colonels and captains of the third (Progressive) party are con tinuing its ceremonies and forms. There are more epaulets than there ere guns." Note on Orduna on Way to Washington By Associated Press Washington. D. C.. Sept. 11. The note delivered to Ambassador Gerard by the German Foreign Offlc, yester day. which was believed to be a sup plemental communication on the sink ing of the Arabic, now is understood to be a note on the unsuccessful attempt to torpedo the Cunarder Orduna, sev eral weeks ago. The note had not been received In Washington early to-day and the State Department had no information of its whereabouts. In circles close to the German Embassy, however, it was said the note concerned the Orduna and that when Its contents were known, it probably wouifl be found that the Ger man Government claimed some sort of justification for the attack on the liner. POST OFFICE CLERKS ADJOURN By Associated Press San Francisco, Cat., Sept. 11. —The National Federation of Post Office Clerks at the closing session of its con vention yesterday voted to maintain headquarters in Washington, D. C., and selected Memphis, Tenn., as the next convention city. TURK FORCES SUCCESSFUL Amsterdam, via London, Sept. 11.— A Turkish official dispatch received here claims some minor artillery suc cesses for the Turks at the Dardanelles between September 2 and 7 and says that In a night attack on Irak Fort they killed four enemy officers and a hundred men. while the Turkish loss was four killed and nine wounded. WHARTON PROFESSOR COMING To renew his acquaintance with 1 students of last year and meet pro spective pupils, Dr. W. W. Pierson. of the Wharton school faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and pro fessor of business law in the local extension, will he In this city Tuesday evening. The reception will he held In the rooms ol the Chamber of Com .merce. HARRISBURG'S RIVER FRONT PLAZA IS A BEAUTY SPOT Commissioner Harry Bowman Pro vides For Comfort and Pleasure of All the People—Trees and Flowers Of all the attractive places about the city and its picturesque environs, none is going to be quite so artistic and in viting as the spacious plaza at the city's pumping station, foot of North street. City Commissioner Bowman, with the approval of his colleagues in Council, has created a place which will make every Harrisburger still prouder of "the old home town." It is a fine bit of constructive work, com bining utility and beauty, inasmuch as the high, panelled reinforced concrete retaining wall, which rises from the top of the "Front Steps of Harris burg," protects the slope from the encroachment of the river at high stages and constitutes a retaining wall for the wide open area of lawn and shrubbery between the pumping sta tion and the edge of the embank ment. BIG TURNOUT FOR LIST REGISTRATION Republicans Especially Numerous; Register Today or Lose Your Vote Harrisburg voters early gave signs of turning out in force to be registered for the primary and general election to-day. This is the last day to enter names on the lists and the number registered up to noon in the various precincts was heavier than on the last day in the gubernatorial cam paign. The last opportunity to register will be from 7 to 10 p. m. to-night at the polling places. It will be difficult for any voter who fails to register to-day to get on the list. Only affidavits of absence from the city or illness will be accepted. The registrars will be required to make their returns to the County Commissioners on Monday. Two to One Many of the men active in registra tion work declared to-day that to night would have a very heavy regis tration and that the usual eleventh hour rush would be surpassed. Some of the Republican workers said that they were surprised at the Republi can registration and were predicting that the day's registration would be about two to one in favor of the Re publicans. It is believed by some men who have been following events that the registration in the city wculd show the same proportion of Repub licans as the enrollment in the county which was a heart-breaker for the Democrats and kickers. Nonpartisan registration in the city does not seem to be a popular thing to-day and many of the voters who registered that way last Fall were frankly putting down their names as Republicans. It seems that the "back to the party" movement is under way stronger than ever and that there will be mighty small comfort for the Democratic bosses when the adding machines in the County Commission ers - office finish their work. Repub lican workers "kidded" the Demo crats most of the day about the apathy in the party and occasionally offered rewards for Washington party registrations just to keep the Demo crats from becoming too gloomy. Air Hose Causes Boy's Death; Arrest to Follow By Associated Press AUentown, Pa., Sept. 11. The coroner's Jury inquiring into the death of 16-year-old Joseph Wean, of South Bethlehem, who died in the hospital of ruptured bowels last Monday night returned a verdict holding John Gresh. aged 26, an employe of the Bethlehem Steel Company, for his death. Gresh, on Monday inserted a high pressure air hose into the boy's body while the lad lay asleep, inflating his stomach and intestines, his death oc curring several hours later. Gresh, who is the father of three children, fled and has not yet been apprehended. SIK CIvACDK MACDOX \M> DIES By Associated Press London, Sept. 11.—Sir Claude Mac- Donald. former British ambassador to Japan, died here yesterday at the age of 63 years. Commissioner Bowman is being uni versally commended by the people for the keen interest and foresight that led him to redeem this fine frontage for the pleasure and enjoyment of all the people. This improvement has been under way for several weeks, but is as yet incomplete and not quite ready for public use. Like the Charles River basin at Riverside, Mass., the Harris burg plaza will furnish an ideal place for band concerts, the concrete roof of the old pumping station, with Its entrance between the Civic Club's headquarters and the pumping station from Front street at North, providing' without one cent of expense a na tural balcony with strong iron rail ing overlooking the Plaza. If sentiment was disturbed when the old "Stand Pipe" landmark was (Continued on Page 16.) BUSSIMS MEET WITH SUCCESS IN OMR Petrograd Newspapers Admit Vital Importance of Present Fighting Area London. Sept. 11, 11.34 A. M. —An- other success on the South Galicia front, resulting in the capture of 5,000 men, is announced by the Rus sians. Even the Petrograd newspapers admit that this section of the fighting area is now of the most vital impor tance, since Field Marshal von Macken sen is still hovering along the line of minor forts which form the last re maining defenses in the way of com plete control of the railroad system desired by the invaders. The Russians declare that the In- I itiativc in the isolated engagements on . the southern wing is gradually passing into their hands. Nearer the center lof the line Von Mackensen Is still | pushing his way vigorously through the Pripet marshes toward Pinsk. I North and south of his headquar | ters strong offensive movements have J developed, near Grodno and on the [Continued on Page 11] Wide Variety of Weather Covers Entire Country By Associated Press Washington, D. C.. Sept. 11.—With snow failing at Helena, Mont., tem peratures near freezing In North Da kota. Montana and Northwest Wyo ming, the hottest September weather on record in Georgia and heavy rains in the Great Lakes region, the coun try's weather to-day presented a wide variety. Warm weather continues in the South, but north of Virginia and east of the Mississippi cooler weather will come to-night and Sunday. Coroner Preparing List of Complaints Against H'b'g Hospital Coroner Jacob Eckinger is prepar ing a list of complaints that have come to his notice regarding inefficiency in keeping records ot patients admitted to the Harrisburg hospital. He ex pects to have his report readv to sub mit to District Attorney Michael E. Stroup early next week. The dis trict attorney is visiting in the upper end of the county to-day and will return Monday. Constantine Will Not Discuss Greek Policy By Associated Press Athens, Friday, Sept. 10. via Paris, i Sept. 11, 11:20 A. M. King Constan tine of Greece, received the correspon- ' dent of the Associated Press to-day at I Chateau Dekeleia, the summer resl- ' dence of the royal family at Tatol. The ' king expressed regret at his inability, j owing to the present critical state of national r.lTairs, to make any statement I at this Juncture respecting the policy ■ which will bo pursued by Greece, I Mng Constantine apparently has re- I covered completely from his recent illness, although ho is somewhat thin. 16 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT LANDS OIV HIS FEET UNINJURED IN FILE FROM ROOF OF HOUSE Tinner Has Miraculous Escape From Death in Plunge From Three-Story Building NOT ONE BONE BROKEN Fellow Workmen Peering Over Eaves See Him Standing Against the Wall Plunging from the roof of a three story house, in Green near Verbeke street, Fred A. Baumbach, 1308 North Third street, a tinner, employed by H. O. Sebold, 1316 North Third street, landed on his feet on the pavement 35 feet below, escaping with slight in juries, and no broken bones. Baumbach with several other work men were repairing several roofs, when he slipped and fell over the edge. The other men who were sure that he was either killed or seriously injured, looked o\ - er the edge and saw him leaning 1 against the house only dazed from the shock. He was taken to his home and a physician called in. He found that no bones were broken, but Baumbach was jarred in every joint, and slight internal injuries were found. Accord ing to his physician he will be able to go to work in a short time. Baum bach told his fellow workmen that he did not know how he righted himself while be was falling and does not understand how he escaped serious injury. Bridge Workman Hurt in Plunge Into River Fred Sorger, aged 25 years, em ployed on the new Cumberland Val ley railroad bridge, tumbled off the trestle work Into the river this morn ing. He fell a distance of 30 feet, striking part of a derrick in his fall and receiving a fracture of the right collar bone near the shoulder. Sorger was treated at the Harrisburg Hos pital and later was sent to his home at Lemoyne. Workmen on the lower trestle which is near the water, saw the man fall and helped him out of the water. L STEAMER SUNK BY GUNFIRE Paris, Sept. 11, 3.20 P. M.—A dispatch to the Havas Agency from Algieres says that the steamer Ville de Mos taganeir. has been sunk by gunfire from a German subma • rine. Sixteen members of the crew, three of them wounded, have been picked up. ESPRANTO AUTHOR IS SAFE Washington Sept. 11.—Ambassador Gerard advised the I State Department that Dr. L. L. Zamenhof, the author of Esperanto, and his wife who have been missing several months, are in good health in Warsaw. Search for Dj j Zamenhof was begun during Secretary Bryan's administra- Ition at the request of members of the Esperanto society. FOSS CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL LIBEL ' Boston, Sept. 11.—A summons charging criminal libel againrt former Governor Eugene N. Foss, one of the candi- I dates for the Republican nomination for governor at the State primaries on September 21, was issued to-day at the I request of Dennis D. Eriacol, secretary of the Trades Union I Liberty League, a labor organization. | PUT BAN ON GERMAN GOODS '' -; [ Melbourne, Australia, Sept. 11, via London, 12.53 P. M. —The entire membership of the House of Representatives of the Federal Parliament, the legislative body of the Com f monwealth of Australia, has pledged itself never again to L purchase German goods. SIR WILLIAM VAN HORNE DEAD t Montreal, Sept. 11.—Sir William Van Home, for years | prominent in transcontinental railroad developments in Can [ ada, died to-day in the Royal Victoria Hospital here. I MRS. VANDERBECK WINS AT GOLF [ Chicago, Sept. 11.—Mrs. C. H. Vanderbeck, of Philadel | phia, eastern golf champion, to-day won the women's cham | pionship of America at Onwentsia by defeating Mrs. W. A. • Gavin, of England, 3 and 2. AUSTRIA FAILS TO MAKE REPLY I Washington, Sept. 11.—Austria has not responded to the [ President's request for the recall of Dr. Dumba. MARRIAGE LICENSES I.lne Rexka, Steelton. anil Nellie Coffin*. rlt>i 1.. Rot Flynn and Ce celia Fraxlck, city) < barlen R. Wlnklcman. Mniintvllle, and l.oulaa V. Kehr )"lty| David Benjamin Sclilxnte and Klnle V. Rice, rltjl Henry W. Abbott, I'rninlneliaiti, Mam., find Marjorlc M. Mercer, Seeltoni Benjamin Frank lin Cjrearory, Jr., an«l Nellie Ixnhcllc Spanitlcr, cltyi Alfred M. Kins, F.nnla. find Jennie Rinnia Hoffman, Dlllnliurgr i llavld MeKee and Mary Aliment, city I Jacob r. Hummer, Steelton, and Pearl P. Nye, HlKbnplrci Gilbert llp desrrove llupp and Marnaret Ruhl Sterrlnfcer, cltyi Wllllnm Harrlaon Mll »!er anil Anna Mary MaePlieriton, F nyaltnn. DEIUTS FLAY IYIL FOR PLAYING OWN SELFISH GME Prevented His Party From Putting Strong Candidate For Mayor in Field SELF-PROFIT HIS IDEA Democratic Machine Trying to De feat Taylor to Put in Own Favorite Striving in the most strenuous fash« ion to create distrust among Repub licans as to the several candidates of their party, the Democratic ma chine has utterly failed to conceal its chagrin over the antics of Mayor John K. Royal, whose selfish procras tination in the matter of standing as a candidate for another term has re sulted In no real Democratic candi date for the chief office of the city. His dog-in-the-manger performance has angered hundreds of Democrats who are declaring to-day that their party is forced to get behind a chronic (Continued on Page 16.) Friends of Peace in Conference With Ford Detroit, Mich., Sept. 11.—Methods by which Henry Ford's millions may be used to further the cause of peace and by which America in general may promote the cause will be discussed to-day at a conference between Mr. Ford and members of the Friends of ''eace Society. Mexicans Hold American For Ransom of $2,000 Special to The Telegraph Washington, Sept. 11. State and War Department officials were aroused to-day over the kidnaping of an American citizen by Mexican bandits at Columbus, N. M. A ranchman, whose identity has not been disclosed, was seized by a band of Mexicans said to be soldiers, carried across the bor der from Columbus and word sent back that he was being held for a $2,000 ransom.