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THE 3IORXX3fG OBEGOMAX.
TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 2- IfllS. "
HERMAN BIDDER IS
DEAD IN NEW YORK
End Comes Suddenly to Prom
v Newspaper Publisher.
CAREER IS MOST NOTABLE
Beginning as Errand Boy at Ago of
1 1 Years, Success Won as Well
aa High Place and Influence
in Democratic Party.
ITEW YORK. Nov. 1. Herman Ridder.
treasurer of the Democratic National
committee and publisher of the New
York Staats Zeitung. died suddenly
late today at his home in this city.
The cause of Mr. Ridder's death was
Kidney trouble in an acute form. He
had been ill about 10 months and for
two weeks past his condition had been
critical. He was in his 65th year.
Members of his family were with
him when he died.
Among- a large number of prominent
German - American citizens of the
United States, Herman Ridder was one
of the most conspicuous figures in the
newspaper publishing- business and in
politics. He had been president of the
American Newspaper Publishers' Asso
ciation, and for many years he held
high offices in the Associated Press as
treasurer and a director.
Political Tribute Won.
In politics he was such a factor that
be was talked of at the National Demo
cratic convention in Denver in 1908
as a possible nominee for Vice-President
of the United States on the ticket
with W. J. Bryan, whom, however, Mr.
Ridder opposed at that time. He also
was discussed later as likely the se
lection for Ambassador to Germany.
Following the nomination of Mr.
Bryan at the 1908 convention, after
ex-Governor Haskell, of Oklahoma,
liad - resigned as treasurer of the Na
tional Democratic Committee, Mr. Rid
der was chosen as treasurer, and, in
his own name and those of his broth
ers, he contributed $37,000, the largest
tsingle contribution, to the Bryan cam
paign. Mr. Ridder was owner and editor of
the New York Staats eitung, one of the
foremost German newspapers in the
United States, and through this he was
conspicuous recently in his ardent de
fense of the German position in the
Living Earned a tEarlj- Ar.
He was born March 5, 1851. His Ger
man parents were not far removed from
poverty so near it that young Ridder
"began earning his own living when It
years old, as an errand boy ilk a hat
store. By stages he served in a Wall
Mreet brokers' office, as employe of a
1'ire insurance company and then as an
Insurance agent. At 18 he had become
interested in politics.
He entered the newspaper business
when he was 27 years old, by establish
ing the first (Roman) Catholic news
paper in New York City in German
and soon afterward started the Catholic
News in English.
In 1890 Mr. Ridder became a stock
holder in the Daily Staats Zeitung and
was elected treasurer and manager
Tinder his direction that paper assumed
a leading position in its field. He be
came president of the corporation in
1907, and at the time of his death he
was publisher of influential morning
and afternoon papers in German.
become discouraged and believe that
complete recovery Is not to be hoped for.
Hundreds have been cured, permanently
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'OUTLAW SENT TO BAKER
rsrEDO HUGH WHITNEY IS PLAIX
Man Charged With Robbing: MrEwrn
Rancher Says Me Won Money From
Employer in a Poker Game.
BAKER. Or.. Nov. 1. (Special.)
Stripped of all the glamor of Des
perado Hugh Whitney, whom he pur
ported to be, plain Fred Springer, erst
while deckhand, miner and rancher,
who is said to have bound and robbed
his employer. C. L. Adams, a McEwen
rancher. Sunday, and fled, is tonight in
the Baker County Jail. The man was
brought back by Deputy Sheriff Robert
Nelson this morning from Ontario,
where he was caught 10 hours after he
left Adams bound hand and foot.
lie finally admitted that he is Fred
Springer, and that lie worked all last
Summer as a deckhand on the Portland
Oregon City line of steamers, that he
was born 2b years ago at Charlestown,
W. v., and had been in Baker only a
day when hired by Adams. He claims
lie won the $135 found on him from
Adams in a poker game, and that the
binding was a ruse of both to satisfy
those curious about where Adams'
Adams came to Baker today and de
nied the stories. maintaining that
Springer stole $160 after tying his
hands with a necktie and scarf and
liis feet with rope. Adams says he
found an old meat saw hanging on the
wall, hopped to it and sawed the rope
at his ankles with his tied hands.
Springer appears in good spirits, but
his stories are conflicting. He1 now
says Adams created the idea of -his be
iny Hugh Whitney because Adams
feared the Idaho desperado. This is
denied by Adams.
Miss Alice Fischer, who arrived here
last night, after five years spent in
Germany and Russia. Miss Fischer
came from Moscow to Petrograd and
thence through Sweden, whence ehe
sailed for New York.
Although there was a big wheat crop
in Russia, the cities are suffering from
bread scarcity because of the limited
number of railroad cars and engines
available for bringing in the supply,
according to Miss Fischer. This condi
tion vras improving somewhat when
Miss Fischer left there a month ag.
inere was a time." said Miss
Fischer, "when the lack of arms and
ammunition was so great tn Russia
that men were actually sent to the
front without guns their onlv means
of gaining them being to take up those
of their fallen comrades."
in spite of Russia's many reverses,
she says, the people of that country
are optimistic as to their ultimate suc
cess in the war. They are now prepar
ing a stronger army than ever to be
launched in the fighting next Spring.
Miss Fischer is visiting at the home
of her mother, Mrs. Adam Fischer, in
this city. She reported Morris Weber,
a former resident of Roseburg, suffer
ing from a flesh wound, which he sus
tained recently on the fighting front.
LUMBER OUTLOOK LIKED
CENTRA LI A MAX BRINGS BACK
GOOD REPORTS FROM TRIP,
STAND back of the
garments that leave
my store, because I
know of the skill and the
strict adherence to high
ideals that enter into their
My label is your guaranty
that your clothes will give
you satisfaction in every
least detail a satisfac
tion immediate, constant,
You will see right now
some of the best fabrics
and the most clever styles
that have been brought
out. Let my young men
show them to you.
Suits and Overcoats
$20 to $40.
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CHICAGO CHIEF HERE
C. C. Healey Guest of Ser
geant Day for 3 Hours.
PORTLAND FORCE PRAISED
Mills In District Operating to Capacity
and Additional Plants Will
CKXTRALIA. Wash.. Nov. 1. rSne-
cial.) j. d. Wonaerly, manager of the
Lumber Manufacturers' Agency of this
city, has just returned from a trip to
Salt Lake City, stopping off at many
points en route. He asserts that lum
ber conditions look much brighter from
the retailer's point of voew, and looks
for a betterment of conditions all over
the Northwest in the near future.
J. Finley Downs, manner of the
Meskill Lumber Company's mill, has
closed a deal for a tract of timber suf
ficient to run the mill three years. Mr.
Downs was figuring on closing down
for the Winter before the deal in ques
tion was -consummated.
W. A. Kennedy, formerly connected
with the Johnson Creek Lumber Com
pany, has become superintendent of
the Iv. & M. Lumber Company's mill at
Frank Harm, of this city, and Car
roll Brown, of Chehalis, will commence
operations in two weeks with a shingle
mill which they have moved from its
old site up the Coal Creek Valley to a
location adjacent to the Coal Creek
Lumber Company's mill. The new plant
win operate two machines.
The A. P. Perry shingle mill at Mc
intosh is now operating 24 hours a day
The dynamo in the mill recently burned
out. necessitating only daylight work,
but the wires have been conected up
with the sawmill light plant.
TEUTONS TO ATTACK CANAL
British Flood Land Along Water
way to Stop Enemies.
PARIS, via Rome, Nov. 1. The Aus-tro-Germans
are preparing a new of
fensive against the Suez canal, accord-
AID TO SCIENCE FREES 11
Convicts, Who Voluntarily Contract
ed Disease, Pardoned.
JACKSON". Wis., Nov. 1. Governor
Brewer todav pardoned 11 convicts, sis
of whom were serving life sentences for
murder, because they had allowed
themselves to be victims of pellagra ex
periments, by which the United States
public health service has demonstrated
that the disease is caused by an un
balanced diet and can be cured by a
Six of the pardoned men have pell
agra in a pronounced stage and two
others show symptoms, it was an
nounced today, after diagnosis by Dr.
Joseph Goldberger. of the public health
service. Efforts will now be made to
restore them to health.
The experiments, which extended over
a year, led to the public health serv
ice's recent announcement that its dit
theory has been proved conclusively.
FOOD IS SCARCE IN RUSSIA
Inability to Get Cars to Move Grain
ROSEBURG, Or.. Nov. 1. (Special.)
That bread riots have not been uncom
mon in Russia for many months and
that poverty and destitution prevails
in practically all of the larger cities
frl UzaX ccuaUrj" u the statement X
Efficiency of Service in Illinois
Metropolis Is Declared Demon
strated Since Dry Sunday Or
der Was Issued by Mayor. -
While numbers of the more than 300
policemen that Portland boasts are
wondering whether or not theirs are
to be the heads that will fall in the
efforts of the administration to slice
city expenditures. Chief of Police
Charles C. Healey, of Chicago, who was
the guest of . Detective Sergeant Joe
Day for three hours yesterday, is ask
ing for an increase in his department
of 1500 policemen, and has been prom
At that Chicago's police problems are
parallel to thise of Portland though
on a greater scale, pointed out Chief
Efficiency, of which the Portland
bureau has a notable supply as the
visitor said in a complimentary com
ment on local affairs is what enabled
the Chicago police to handle the prob
lem of dry Sundays, of which there
have now been three. Of the 7152 sa
loons in Chicago, but five dared violate
the law the first Sunday the Mayor's
orders went into effect, said Chief
Healey. None of these has repeated,
for repetition means revocation of the
Fiction Is Belled.
Chief Healey is not the police chief
of fiction or the drama. He is not
burley, or overbearing. He is slight in
statute, well, but not ostentatiously,
dressed, and affable. He more resem
bles the popular idea of a well-to-do
business man than a police chief. But
Chief Healey is not the product of an
easy school. Thirty-two years ago, he
pays it proudly, he patrolled a beat in
Chicago. Te worked up from the ranks.
a strict disciplinarian but well liked by
his men, according to Sergeant Day.
The nine years prior to his appoint
ment as police chief on April 26 last
he was Captain Healey of the traffic
division and was in charge of 650 men.
Chief Healey met oje Day 26 years
ago upon coming to Portland for a con
vict captured here by Day. There has
been a cordial friendship between the
two since and hetelegraphed Sergeant
Day to meet him upon his arrival at
5:20 last night. Incidentally Chief
llealy declared that Sergeant Day is
recognized as one of the big men In
police circles, and is as well known in
Chicago as he is here.
Eastland Case Crisis.
The Eastland disaster was one of the
greatest crises with which the police
of Chicago have been confronted since
he went into office, said Chief Healey.
It was necessary for the police to hold
back hundreds of thousands who formed
a curious and grief-stricken mob as
well as to restrain the many demon
strations against the officers and own
ers of the steamship company.
Of the 5800 men on the Chicago force
1500 were detailed to patrol the scene.
River and bridge traffic was stopped
and two square blocks of business area
was closed to all but those having
permits from Chief Healey.
Such has been the moral effect of
the big disaster that one big steamship
company, the Graham &Morton Com
pany has failed since the disaster, and
attributes its failure to the public aver
sion to steamship lines as a result of
the Eastland tragedy, said Chief Hea
ley. Chief Healey came West to visit his
son, C. F. Healey, a prominent con
struction engineer of Tacoma. He is
accompanied by Mrs. Healey. and will
visit the California exposition for sev
eral days before he returns.
DIRECT LINE IS SOUGHT
PURPOSE OP LAKE COUNTY EX
HIBIT AT LAND SHOW GIVEN.
Difficult Trip by Stage Necessitated to
Bring; Entry to Portland Nat
ural Market Is Sonarkt.
Lake County Is especially calling
Portland's attention to the fact that it
wants direct railway connection with
the Portland markets, and one of the
best object lessons ix is offering is its
exhibit,- which is on the way to the
Manufacturers.' and Land Products
The exhibit was collected at Paisley,
Lakeview and Fort Rock, on October
28, and started to Portland for a trip
of 220 miles by stage across country
to Bend before it could be put on the
rails, bound for Portland.
John Hays, a prominent farm owner
of Lake County, who is now in Tort
land and who has been authorized to
take charge of the exhibit, appeared
at the show yesf. srday and announced
that . his exhibit is due to reach Port
land today or tomorrow and asked for
space for a booth.
This display will come, from the
County Fair of Lake County and will
"the only instrument"
CI The Victrola is the only
instrument for which the
world's greatest singers
and instrumentalists make
3f The only instrument
they consider able to do
justice to their magnifi
cent voices and superb art.
CJ The Victrola is the only
instrument on which you
can hear the greatest art
ists in your own home just
as clear and true to life as
if you were hearing them
on the opera, concert or
11 1 to t r
The MOO Victrola.
CJHearing is believing. We will gladly play any
music you wish to hear and demonstrate the
various styles. We offer perfect Victor Serv
ice a service which provides for your utmost
comfort, pleasure and satisfaction, whether se
lecting a Victrola or a Record.
Victrola $15 to $350 on Easy Terms. f
All the Victor Records. "
STEIN WAY. WEBER AND OTHER PIANOS. PIANOLAS,
Sixth andd Morrison Sts., Opposite Postoffice
consist chiefly of agricultural prod
ucts. "Ve are going to put up the best we
can, although the long stage haul we
have to make puts us at a great dis
advantage," he says.
"But we want Portland to know we
are on the map and that we want to
get into our natural market here in
Portland, and we are putting in this
exhibit to call the attention of Port
land business men to the fact that
there is some of the richest land in
Oregon out there clamoring for rail
road connections and a chance to be
come tributary to this city of theirs."
CARD Oh- THANKS.
We wish to extend our most sincere
thanks and appreciation to our many
friends for their kindness during the
sickness, death and burial of our be
loved mother. Mr.rie Pehrson. and espe
cially thank the Crescent Laundry Com
pany and employes: also for th.; many
beautiful floral pieces received
M RS. S. WKTTLAND.
MRS. R. R CASTLE. '
Adv. E. C. PEHRSON'
Why Tolerate Catarrh?
You have noticed, no doubt, that any
cold aggravates nasal catarrh, and the
flow of mucous amazes you that such
objectionable matter could find lodg
ment in your head. To ignore this
catarrh v.hen the cold subsides is
wrong because it continues to slowly
injure the delicate linings of the nasal
passages and clog them up.
To correct catarrh, cleanse the nos
trils frequently with a solution of wan
water and salt, insert vaseline o re
tiring, and take a spoonful of Scott's
Emulsion after meals for one nontk.
Scott's acts through the blood to feed
the tissues, and contains soothing
glycerine to check the inflammation
and heal the sensitive membranes.
Scott's is pleasant to take.
Scott & BoTrnc. Bloom field, If. J. 15-M
CHILD GETS SICK,
Look at Tongue ! Then Give Fruit
Laxative for Stomach,
Many Children Suffer
from Kidney Trouble
Three years ago my little girl, Angela,
was taken sick with scarlet fever and
later dropsy set in; her face and limbs
swelled and her eyes puffed. A leading
physician here at the time, treated her
without the slightest success. A sample
of your Swamp-Root having been left
at the house at the time, I resolved to
try it, and as it agreed with her stom
ach I continued using it with gratify
ing results. The inflammation began
to subside after she had taken the first
fifty-cent bottle, and after she took
two large bottles she was pronounced
cured by the doctor and has been in
good health ever since. The doctor
came to see her every day and exam
ined her every second day until he pro
nounced her kidneys in perfect condi
Now then the doctor was under the
impresssion that I was giving my girl
his medicine, but as his medicine had
failed to do a bit of good, and desiring
not to offend him, I did not tell him I
was giving her Swamp-Root and he did
not know the difference. I did not use
one drop of his medicine after I started
my girl on Swamp-Root, and have al
ways felt that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root saved my girl's life, for which I
I cannot praise it too highly.
MRS. MART BTRXE,
Mew Brunswick, X. J.
State of Xf w Jersey 1
County of Middlesex jss-
Mrs. Mary Byrne, being duly sworn
by me. according to law. on her oath
saith that the above statement made
by me is just and true.
MRS. MART BTRXE.
Sworn and subscribed to before 'me.
this 16th day of July. A. D., 1909.
MARGARET P. O'DONKELL.
Dr. KllmerA Co..
Blnsrhamton. N. V.
Prove AVhat Swamp-Root Will Do for Ton
Send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co..
Binghamton, X. Y., for a sample size
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information, telling about the kidneys
and bladder. When writing, be sure
and mention The Portland Daily Ore
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Hertan Ridder. Newspaper Publisher,
Vtho Died In Sew York; Yesterday.
ing to an Athena dispatch to the Tri
buna, which adds that the British have
made gigantic preparations to meet
such an eventuality.
Among other things, they have flood
ed the lang along the canal, leaving
the fortifications just standing out of
the water, the defenders being amply
supplied with provisions by gunboats.
W. C. T. 17. to Give Programme.
The programme at the Armory on
Friday afternoon will be in charge of
the Women's Christian Temperance
Union. An entertainment will be given
in the theater at 3 o'clock. Medal con
test recitations, pageant of the states
and music will be Included. Members
of the committee in charge are Mrs.
Ward Swope, Mrs. Jane Donaldson, Mrs.
C. A. Ponnay, Mrs. Margaret Houston
And, Airs, liary MallatU
'California Syrup of Figs" Can't
Harm Children and
They Love It.
A laxative today, saves a sick child
tomorrow. Children simply will not
take the time from play to empty their
bowels, which become clogged up with
waste, liver gets sluggish; stomach
Look at the tongue, mother! If coat
ed, or your child is listless, doesn't eat
heartily, full of cold or has sore throat
or any other children's aliment, give a
teaspoonful of "California Syrup of
figs," then don't worry, because it is
perfectly harmless, and in a few hours
all this constipation poison, sour bile
and fermenting waste will gently move
out of the bowels, and you have a well,
playful child again. A thorough "inside
cleansing" is ofttlmes all that is neces
sary. It should be the first treatment
given in any sickness.
Beware of counterfeit fig syrups. Ask
your druggist for a 60-cent bottle of
"California Syrup of Pigs," which has
full directions for babies, children of all
ages and for grown-ups plainly printed
on the bottle. Look carefully and see
that it Is made by the "California rig
Syrup Company." Adv,
The Best Tonic for a Child
IS NOURISHING FOOD
Nursing mothers and babies
both need the proper diet.
(The nnaweetenrd Wkrat Pood)
increases the milk and gives
it the qualities that make a
healthy, happy baby and lays
the foundation for a robust
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