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TOE MOItXIXG OREGOXIAX. WEDNESDAY. JTTLT 14, 1915. '
Dr. D. N. Roberg, Home From
Orient, Advises Method of
INVASION DANGER CITED
Possibility of Disease After- Visit ot
Vessels From Far East Is Re
lated by New State Health
Officer 'on His Return.
"Portland cannot expect to be pro
tected against plague unless Its docks
and wharves are made rat-proof." says
Dr. David N. Roberg. newly appointed
State Health Officer, who arrived here
a few days ago to take up his new
duties after a two years" absence in
China and other parts of the Orient,
where he studied the methods In use
to prevent the spread of Infectious
diseases prevalent in the Far East.
"But it Is not necessary for Port
land to undergo any radical change in
Its harbor Improvements," he contin
ued. "That isn't necessary at all. How
ever, when new docks and wharves are
being built, the law should compel the
owners to use concrete piling and
other rat-proof material. Rats cannot
gain a foothold or establish a home
in a concrete structure. Rats all have
fleas and fleas carry the plague germ.
Plague usually is fatal.
Plasme Danger Considered
"So long as vessels come into this
port from the Orient there will be
some danger of plague-infected rata
gaining an entrance, although I un
derstand the local authorities here
take ample precautions with rat guards
and other means of preventing rats
from visiting vessels from going on
: Dr. Roberg reports that Manila,
which once was one of the most pro
nounced plague-ridden cities in the
world, now has been almost entirely
rid of the disease through rat-proof
dock construction and the excellent
panltaTW standards adopted by the
United States Government.
No more than 25 or 30 cases of
plague are discovered in Manila In a
year, he says. These usually are
traceable to rats brought In with car
goes from China or Japan. The cases
soon are isolated and the entire dis
trict is ransacked, all the rats killed
and the whole neighborhood fumi
gated. Lick of System Fatal.
But Hong Kong, Shanghai and the
other cities visited by Dr. Roberg have
not been so successful in stamping out
the dread disease. The homes of the
natives in Shanghai are built of bam
boo and other material easily pene
trated by the teeth or the claws of
a rat. They find comfortable lodg
ings in these dwellings. Rats multi
ply rapidly and are great travelers.
They carry the germ-bearing fleas
from one part of. the city to another.
A plague epidemic is an annual oc
currence. Thousands of Chinese die
every year. The epidemic is stamped
out only by the hot weather of the
Summer, which kills large numbers of
the rats and consequently reduces the
means of communicating the disease.
Conditions in Hong Kong, he says,
are largely similar. No effective
method ever has been discovered of
combatting the disease, and when once
a human being is stricken with it, his
fate is considered sealed.
Hospital Instruction Given.
Dr. Roberg passed eight months In
Shanghai, several months in. traveling
through China and almost a year in
Manila and other parts of the Phllll-
pines. vv hue in Shanghai he was en
gaged for a short while as an in
structor In the American medical
school maintained there by Harvard
University. Most of the foreign na
tions that are represented by large
commercial Interests at Shanghai have
hospitals there the British, French,
Germans, Americans and Portuguese.
The Americans and Germans also con
duct medical schools and co-operate
largely in their work.
Registrars to Be Appointed.
While the city is governed by the
British. Dr. Roberg says there Is little
centralized effort to combat the plague
and gives this lack of centralized sys
tem as one of the probable reasons
that the disease still retains its foot
Dr. Roberg will start within the
next few days on a tour of the entire
state to appoint county registrars of
births and deaths In accordance with
the law passed by the recent Leglsla
ture. He will return to Portland about
September 1, when he will formally
succeed Dr. Calvin S. white as secre
tary of the State Board of Health and
as health officer ex-officlo.
MR. BAKER TO BE GUEST
Park Poller Talk. Expected at Sell-
wood Board of Trade Meeting
Commissioner Baker will be enter
tained tonight at Sell wood Park by
the Sellwood Board of Trade. A din
ner will be Berved by a committee of
which Mra. W. D. Palmer Is the chair
man. A. N. -Wills. J. w. Campbell. H.
M. Huff ami W. H. Golden are a com
mittee from the Board of Trade to pre
pare and to present to Mr. Baker a list
of Improvements requested for Sell
wood Park, . Including more electric
lights, police protection and soma
CHURCH UNION COMPLETED
Incorporation Articles of Central
Presbyterian Congregation Signed.
The final steps toward the "union of
the Third and Hawthorne Park Presby
terian Churches and the legal constitu
tion of the Central Presbyterian Church
of Portland were taken yesterday by
the signing of articles of incorpora
tion for the new church by the newly
elected trustees, S. P. Garrlgues. Alex
Strong, H. L. Camp. Dr. A. W. Moore,
C. H. MeNeeland and W. a Pike. These
articles of Incorporation will be filed
and the Central Church will take over
the property of the two churches, and
the two church corporations will be
The different church branches, the
Ladles' Aid Society, Men's League and
other organizations, are working to
get her. Rev. L. K. Grimes, the pastor,
will go on his vacation in August, and
Rev. William Parsons, former pastor,
now In Eugene, will occupy the pulpi
of the Central Church during Mr.
Grimes' absence. Selection of the site
for a new church will not likely be
taken up until this Fall, and the old
Third Church building will be occupied.
entitled, shall be paid into the state
school fund. They declared that the
settlers themselves should have the
land at $2.50 an acre regardless of Its
real value. -
A committee was appointed on per
manent organization and efforts will
be made to Impress those views upon
NOTED EVANGELIST SPEAKS t
IX FIRST METHODIST
.THE AUGUST "DELINEATOR" is now ready for subscribers.:
Rev. WUIlant S mm day.
"Billy" Sunday is coming to
The famous evangelist will
speak tonight at 8 o'clock at the
First Methodist Episcopal Church.
Twelfth and Taylor streets, for
the benefit of the Vancouver
Avenue Norwegla n-D a n 1 h
Church. The First Church haa
donated the use of the audi
torium, and Rev. Mr. Sunday wil
give his services to help pay off
the debt of the progressiva
church at Vancouver avenue and
The church extension commit
tee has promised to give $1000
if the church raises $500.
changes in the management of park ac
It will be an opportunity for the peo.
pie of Sellwood to meet and to get ac
quainted with Commissioner Baker. He
expected to outline to some extent
his park policy.
MRS. D00LIJTLE IS HEARD
Issues In Battle for Vote Are Dis
cussed at Chautauqua.
In her address before the Congres
sional Union yesterday at the head
quarters at the Gladstone Chautauqua
on the "Significance of Woman's Polit
ical Freedom to Her Greater Freedom."
Mrs. Laura Baldwin Doolittle said: "The
political side of the question or the
value of votes for women seems not
the most vital phase of this question
to me, but the underlying principle, the
fundamental law of right and Justice
Is the great issue, and without the
right to vote women cannot bave that
freedom, that equality - that - goes to
make right and Justice."
The speakers today will be Mra. W.
J. Hawkins and. Dr. Florence Manion.
who will speak on the -"Fundamental
Factor In the Suffrage Issue Today.
Assisting at headquarters today are
Miss Marie Sannes and Miss Glass.
SALE TO SETTLERS URGED
Mass Meeting Would Have $i
Price of Grant Lands Stand.
Resolutions calling for Congressional
action that will permit the sale of the
Oregon & California land grant lands
to actual settlers at the originally stip
ulated price of $2.50 an acre were
adopted at a mass meeting, attended
by about 100 citizens, at the Central
Library last night.
A A Muck. ex-Mayor of St. Johns,
presided. Among the speakers were
A. W. Lafferty, D. C. Lewis. II. W.
Fries and G. A. Morris. Most of the
speakers disagreed with the view ad
vanced by various state and Federal
officials that the proceeds from - the
sale of the lands In excess of $2.50 an
acre, the sum decreed by the Supreme
Court as that to which the railroad la
C. C. Parr, of Stanflcjd, is at the Im
W. H. Byars, of Seattle, is at the
H. C. Mahon-y. of Seattle, Is at the
William Williams, of Tacolt. is at the
Oregon. - .
O. C. Smith, of Dallas, is at the
F. N. Sumner, of Everett, is at the
T. W: Lusk. of Silverton. is at the
J. I. Dodson. of Dallas. Is at the
C. N. Boynton. of SL Paul. Is at the
R. H. Pfeller, of Big Eddy. Is at the
Kenneth McEmen, of Baiter, Is at the
H. B. Strong, of Walla Walla, is at
C. E. Wilber. of Seattle, is at th
William Lynch, of La Grande, la at
J..C. Peterson. . of . Cathlamet. Is.
L. H. Watklns. of Forest Grove, is
at the Perkins.
W. T. Inglehart, of Salt Lake, Is
J. W. Palmer. f Hood River, is at
C. C. Camplain. of Goldendale, Wash..
is at the Cornelius.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Wills, of ' Boise,
are at the Seward.
Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Moore, of Baker,
are at the Imperial.
G. A. Biskel. of Glendale. Is regis
tered at the Perkins.
N. V. Chambers, of The Dalles. Is
registered at the Eaton.
F. J. Cornelius, of San Francisco, is
registered at the Seward.
Mr. and Mrs. G. T. McClean, of As
toria, are at the Imperial.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Paddock, of Hood
River, are at the Nortonia.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Hale, of Wallace,
Idaho, are at the Portland.
Frank Freed, of Dickinson, N. D., Is
registered at the Nortonia.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Collings. of Kan
sas City, are at the Portland.
Mr. - and Mrs. Carl Gratton. of San
Francisco, are at the Nortonia.
Mr.' and Mrs. J. M. Curley and son.
of Boston, are at the. Multnomah.
Misses M. and N. Shields, of Mon
mouth, 111., are registered at the Eaton.
Mrs. J. E. Beekman and Miss Beek
man. of Jacksonville, are at the Port
land. Mrs. James A. Garrett, of Spokane,
and Mrs. A. N. Garrett, of Fallbrldge,
are registered at the Eaton. .
E. L. Brlce, George N. Finch. T. J.
Eynon and family and Mr. and Mrs.
E. B. Eynon. of Washington. D. C, are
at the Cornelius.
42 Days More Will See the End of This the West's Greatest)
TVts- QiiAdjrrf Sto rc ot Potm-AXD
for our new store is being rapidly completed. Meanwhile, we are
determined to reduce every stock and close out every odd or small
lot at extremely low-prices in addition to having
Every Article. in the Store & Annex at a Reduced Price
except Contract Goods, "Silk Maid" Hose and Groceries.
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THE SOLVING OF THE
In a modern mercantile establishment,
where there are 17 landings to and from
which many thousands of people must be
dally transported safely and quickly dur
ing the hours of business, these crowds
present a problem which requires a skillful
working out of many details from a trans
portation engineering standpoint.
We bave. we believe. In our new building
solved this problem by the installation of
IC of the best elevators known, thus taking
care of every visitor to the store from
basement to roof.
Further to prevent any posolblllty of
congestion, these elevators are relieved by
the newest type of escalators (moving
stairways) traveling from the basement
gallery to the main floor and from the
main floor to the second, third and fourth
floors. There Is nothing so handy as an
escalator for convenient shopping between
floors. They are pleasant to ride upon
and as safe as walking across the floor.
Men's Pajamas May Be
Bought Today for 93c
That Sell Ordinarily at $1.50
- "Watch the pennies and the pounds will
take care of themselves" is an old and
perhaps hackneyed saying, but a true one
as -well. Several "pennies" may be saved
in this instance and a practical, desirable
garment secured into the bargain.
Made of percales and soisettes, in black, bine and
lavender stripes and a few plain blues, tans and white.
Silk frog; and pearl button closing. Military collar or
low neck styles. Absolutely perfect Tit and workman
- Remember were 11.50 now 03f.
Temporary Annex. Firs Ftnnr
Attention! Dressmakers, Tailors, Fancy Workers
1200 Ten-Yard Bolts of Finest
Satin Ribbons Price Lowered
Sold by the bolt only. Good assortment colors. XA special pur
chase same as carried in regular stock.
Nos. 1 and lYt widths regularly 30c
and 45c; bolt of 10 yards,
Nos. 2 and 3 widths regularly 33c
and 75c; bolt of 10 yards
Flr Flr. !lh-C Bids.
Books on Golf for Everyone
"First Steps," by Brown 60
"Late Beginners," by Hughes. CO
"Pocket Text Book," by Fox..50f
"Common Sense Golf," by Clarke,
"Practical Golf," by Travers $2.00
"Golf for Women," by Duncan.
"Golf," by Vardon.... Sl.OO
The Art of Golf." by Taylor $1 .2.1
"Hints to Golfers," by Niblick.
Bkatere. th Vr. th-St. Blda.
garments at 50c
Good Quality Crepe
A very serviceable grade
trimming of linen lace.
Sizes 36 to 44 bust. Your
. choice of:
Combinations, skirt or drawer
Envelope Chemise and Slip
Secvad rir. SIxtb-St. HU.
AUSTRALIAN WIIITK WOOt,
H L. A SKETS, hUUHTLY VII flC
SOILKD, 11& QUALITY.. . l liU3
WHITK WOOL U I. A N K K T S.
FI LL. SIZE. OU K IX Ki V LA 11
17. tU OKADK. COLORED C QC
IIORDKR, AT $3.33
WHITK WOOL BLANK UTi1,
KfLL KIZK. OUR It K I I. A It
$.S0 C.KAC'K. COLO K ED 4 CC
HORDEi'.. AT ia3
IK)VN COSlKORTF.ns, FIXMIAL
I L H I ;NS. ItEOt LARLY C QK
I0. REMUVA1, PRICK 0.3J
-rmxnrr Ami, at b I-Imf.
This Is "Notion" Day
A Special Demonstration of Omo
Dress Shields Reduced Prices
: OMO ZOTAVE OAR.
M KM SHIELDS. NUW.1Q.
THE PAUL w3l
J0c NO. S OMO REr.rL.AR
NOW, THE PAUL.
ISc NO. S OMO RKOl'LAlt
NAINSOOK S11IELKS. OH.
NOW. THE PA11C U
SOe NO. 4 OMO nKonr.
NOW. THE PA lit.
JSC NO. S OMO REOn.AR
NAINSOOK SHIELD;. OfV
NOW. THE PAIlt OUW
tSr OMO 8AMT ARY I Q
APRONS. NOW. EACH I 3l
lie OMO ELASTIC SANI
TARY BELTS. NOW.IQ.
I0- IEIXN KNAP VAS.
TEN ECS. ULAt K OH
ISc ALCO CI'RI.IXO
IKONS, SELF"- HEAT
ING. NOW. EACH..
10- YKISKK HOOKS AND
ETKK, II LACK OKI.
Io LINGERIE TAPE. FILK,
Olt MERCERISED. t-ELK-T
II HEADING. THE Q.
I0? VI IT E E N ENGLISH T
PINS. THE PAPER IC
ie INDEPENDENT SAKETT
PINS. ASSORT EDO,.
SIZES. THE CARD OC
10c GLADSTONE COL- r
LA IX FLARES. EACH. . . 3 C
c AND lc HAIR SKT8.C.
ALL SHADES. KO It. . . 3C
Sic E M PI It E CI' K K
MLB EVE PROTECT- I n.
ORS, THE PAIR. IUB
le D O N N V II ROOK"
WHITE THREAD. 100- C
YARD SPOolJv a FOR. 3W
1 IN. WIDE. YARdIUC
N i c k e 1-f i ni a h, made with
pocket guard, work with a good
strong: spring. We made a very
special purchase hence this ex
ceedingly low price of 10 f.
Flrmt Flor. Slsth-SC Bid.
Latest California pack.
No. 2Y2 cans filled with
fruit. Bought to sell at 20c.
CIDER VINEGAR. FINE FOR
SALADS. FULL QUART I
BOTTLES AT I 3 U
RED SALMON. FINK FOR
WARM WEATHER. NO. 1 I C
CANS AT I 3w
BAKING MOLASSES. AUNT
DINAH BRAND. NO 10 CQ.
CANS AT 33l
HEAD RICE. FANCY JAPAN
STYLE. F I V E - POU ND 00f
CLOTH SACKS AT 3U
NEW CLAMS, OTTER. WHOLE.
NO. 1 CANS, DOZEN S1.40.I01
THE CAN I 2
OREGON LOGANBERRIES. I IT
FINE DRIED FRUIT. LB I 3U
GOLDEN DRIED FRUIT. I 0 1 l
BUTTER. BUTTERNUT, CCi
WELL-KNOWN BRA-ND. roIlD3U
FLOUR, GOLD XUOOET,
PA.C r A M 1 L. X fAI-f MS,
THE SACK l "!
Pare Kd (irrrrr,
BlMMMt, Mlk-b Bids.
made to sell
made to hell
made to sell
made to sell
made to sell
made to' sell
!.? - K T W E L L
IU.ACK CI HE PINS.Q
LARGE SIZE. CUHE....3C
10c BLACK OR WHITElri
PIN WIIKKI.S. S FOIC.
SAFETY PINS. A
WHITE. SIZE I. CAP.DC
lrl r'lr. Mmfc-M. Blda.
Boys' "K. & E." Blouses, 35c; 3 for $1
Odd and Discontinued Lots of Former $1.00 and $1.50 Grades
We're shelf -emptying them all by putting a price on them that is
lower than you could make them for right in your own sewing-room
aside from all the labor and time expended.
All white, light and dark shades in fancy Madras and soisette made with Gotham collar. Also
plain white pleated golf blouses for dress wear. All made of woven fabrics that are fast color.
Months ago, you paid $1.00 and $1.50 for these same Blouses we're closing them out at 3 for
51.0O or each, 35. SUes 6 to 16 years. Te-'rarr a., tx.d rwr.
Lovely Summer Frocks Are Greatly
Reduced for Our Removal Sale
We're advertising EVERYTHING
REDUCED FOR REMOVAL SALE so
as fast as the new merchandise arrives it
is included in the underpricing now in
effect on everything except our contract
lines and new Fall Suits.
That's why you may purchase these newest arrivals
at very low prices.
Several hundred beautiful new Frocks have arrived in
the past few days, rushed to us by our buyer who is
now in the Eastern markets.
Voiles flowered and plain, checks, stripes, dotted. Linens lovely plain shades, checks and
plaids. Every conceivable color modishly trimmed. Sires for women and misses styles for all.
Note the Illus
Thee new style Awnings are
made cf standard striped duck.
Very easily operated, readily at
tached or detached. The tightly
stretched material allows no
creases for the collecting cf dust
and dirt another desirable fea
ture. The simplicity of operation
and absence of parts make these,
the ideal Awnings for house,
apartment or business building.
Pull instructions for installing
with each Awning.
THrirf Aun, Klath Flr
Filled From This
and All Our Ads
it received within three days of
publication. Telephone us where
quantities are limited or you are
In a hurry. We give our out-of-tomn
customers the same privi
lege of buying from our daily
ds as those who live in the city.
Should you come in person ask
tny floorman to call personal
shopper. There is no charge.
Beach Cook Stoves
Removal Sale Prices
MADE OF ALL CASTI K O N
AND Kl'LLV UL'AKANTEED.
STOVES THAT wi:he7c
SO. NOW AT UliHU
STOVES THAT WEKE
l l. NOW AT
STOVES THAT WERE
111 NOW AT
STOVES THAT WEItEi
IIS . NOW AT. . . .
fToVES THAT WEKE i
117.10. NOW AT
FOI.PIXO CAMP STOVES 0 Q
RKIil ('Kl) fi;om s: I 3
KOLIlNt CAMP O It 1 LLts CQ
REt't'CED I'KOM 7c To...33
TriMrr7 Aian. Mh I'lMr.
at Removal Prices
Glasses at J4
S3 .50 for Our
Regular $7 Grade
Gold-filled mountings. Best
quality Toric Lenses fitted to
your eyes by our registered
Klrl KlMr. Milk-M. 1114a.
TWO. SPOOL CABINET M
rillNES, K E O ULAKLY tlQ Cfl
:s uo. now AT 03.3U
TWO-SP O O I. SKWIXH M A -
CHIN ES. IS EOCLAKLV
ir.OOO. NOW AT..
HoTARV CAHIXKT M A '1 1 1 N I S.
It E U C L A H L Y S.'0. flO OC
NOW AT 0J3i(3
VIBRATOR I-A HI NET MA
Sto 00. NOW AT OuiiUU
MX-DRAWKR ROTARY Molki..
REil LAKLY tJOO Prt
NOW AT OOJ.UU
F OCR- I R A W E It l: .T H V
MODEL. R ES L'UARLY ?07 CC
$3M NOW AT jAliOJ
FOCK - Ul.NCSHl'TTI.K MI1- I.
WILLAMETTE D MOPEU Rl
ILARLY SOLD 1 1 .S. I C 7 C
Now AT OI3.I3
MODEL C CABINET. RE:"I.A:-
LY SOLO AT IJiOO.
Trprtrr Aiart.Slk FlMr.
LIEN'S, WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S SHOE-SHINING AND CLEANING PARLOR IN BASEMENT:
MR. BAKER URGES HASTE
Architect Are Asked to Rush Work
on Auditorium Preliminaries. .
With just a little delay as poreibla
preliminary plans Xor Lbs propose!
public auditorium will be completed
and ifnt to New York for the prepara
tion of the final working" plans by 3.
II. Freedlander. architect on th struc
ture. The preliminary plans are belns
prepared by Whttehouaa Mz Foullhous.
At a conference with th local arrhl
tects yesterday Commlsslontr Baker
ursed haste. II discussed some of the
details of construction and asked them
to try to set rough drawlnca out be
fore the end of this week so that the
Council can finally adopt plans and
set them on their way to New ''rk.
It 1s saM that no sim ean brsetfce at a
r"'r bl(ht ifeaa ava aaliee frem the
COVE CHERRY FAIR TODAY
CJovernor and President Kerr Are
Among Speakers at Kihlhltlon.
I -A GRANDE. Or.. July 11. Special.)
Gorernor Wlthycombe. rrealleat
Kerr, of Oregon Agricultural College;
Judge Fmtth. of Raker, and Walter M.
Pierce, of La Orande. are some of the
peakers at Coe"a annual Cherry Fair
tomorrow. Vina Conley la Queen Anne
and H. Ingram le King Fin a.
Coa cherries, winner of gold medals
at St. I.oula. Portland and Seattle; world
fairs, are to be oa exhibition.