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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 18, 1917.
IS BEST IN NATION
Infant Mortality Only 3. Per
.1000 Here, White Figure for
United States Is 17.3.
LONGEVITY IS MARKED
Statistics Show Death Kate for Ages
From 6 0 to 00 Years Is Great
est la This City, and Smaller
for Those .Below 50.
Eleven and three-tenths per cent
more people born In Portland reach the
age of 20 years than In the average
city of the United States. Of Port
land's total number of deaths, 8.6 per
cent more are of persona between the
ages of 00 and 90 years than in the
average city. Portland has nearly 60
per cent! fewer deaths of children un
der one year of age than the average
Such are facts shown by a compre
hensive tabulation of deaths made up
by the City Health Bureau, using the
official population figures of the
UniterJ States Census Bureau and the
official mortality figures in the area
of the United States included in the
registration area, which takes in all
large cities. The completed report was
filed yesterday with. Mayor Albee by
City Health Officer Marcellus. The
tabulations were prepared by City Milk
It is shown that In 1918 Portland
had the lowest death rate of children
under 2 years of age from diarrhea
and enteritis of any city in the United
States, and probably in the world. The
tabulations, which are the first of the
sort to be compiled locally, throw a
new and Important light on Portland
- as a health city and particularly on
the city as a healthy place for chil
dren. Child Death Rate Itedoced.
11 IB BHUWn LllO L J i .....
duced its death rate of children under
2 years from 32.6 per loou Dirins i
1909 to an even s per iuuu in jam
. 1 n n n nr cent
seven years. This is the lowest rate
In the United States. Seattle is sec
ond, with deaths per 1000 births, or
one more per 1000 than Portland.
Figures regarding infant mortality
are astonishing. Federal figures under
date of 1914 show that of the total
deaths In the census registration area
of the UniUd States 17.3 per cent are
children under 1 year of age. In Port
land the deaths of children under 1
year aggregate 9.8 per cent of the to
tal deaths, or nearly 60 per cent fewer
than the average for the United States.
The same is true with deaths of
children aged from 1 to 10 years. The
average for the United States is 8.7
per cent of all the deaths. In Portland
it is 5.1 per cent. In the United States
the averages show that of the total
deaths 3.8 per cent are between the
ages of 10 and 20 years. In Portland
the rate is 3.6 per cent. These fig
ures show that far more people reach
the age of 20 in Portland than In the
average city in the United States.
Portland Itate Below Average.
The averages for the United Stales
show that of all the deaths 29.8 per
cent are between birth and 20 years
of age. In Portland the percentage is
18.5, or 11.3 p.er cent under the aver
age. This means that 11.3 per cent
more persons born here reach 20 years
of age in Portland than In the aver
age place In the United States.
Of the total of deaths in Portland
8 per cent are between the ages of 20
and 30 years; 9.9 per cent are between
30 and 40 years; 10.5 per cent between
40 and 50 years; 13.6 per cent between
50 and 60 years.
Another remarkable thing in the
tabulations is that of all the deaths In
Portland 16.6 per cent are between the
ages of 60 and 70 years. The average
for the United States is 12.8 per cent.
Also 13.5 per cent of the deaths ars
between 70 and 80 years, while the
average is 12.8 per cent. Also 8.4 per
cent of the deaths are between 80 and
90 years, while the average elsewhere
' Is 6.7 per cent.
Figures Are Tabulated. v
The Health Bureau tabulations show
the decrease In the death rate of chil
dren under 2 years o f age from
diarrhea and enteritis as follows:
mon. . .
Following Is the tab
up Portland's extreme
Per cent of
Portland. U. S.
Under one year
to-TO years .....
70-80 years .....
0 and more years
13.6 11. 'J
.U. S. registration area.
In transmitting the report to Mayor
Albee, City Health Officer Marcellus
says the unusual reduction of the in
f ant death rata in the last year has
been due to the "constant efforts of
the Health Bureau, coupled with the
co-operation of the cleanup campaign
conducted last Summer; the Portland
Fire Bureau, educational work done by
the Oregon Congress of Mothers, witli
reference to infant feeding; the Visit-
ing Nurse Association, the Oregon As
sociation for the Prevention of Tuber
culosis, the Oregon State Food and
Pairy Commission and other organiza
REVERSAL IS FORECAST
LEGAL OPINION EXPRESSED ON
SOUTHERN OREGON DECISION.
Coos Bay Wagon Road Company Case
Ik Declared Not Analogous to Ore
gon A California Case.
Legal opinion in this city is to the
effect that the decree of the Appellat
Court at San Francisco declaring for
feited the lanrl grant of the Coos Bay
"Wagon Road Company, now owned by
the Southern Oregon Company, may be
reversed when the case is appealed to
the Supreme Court of the United
It is asserted that the ca"se is not
analogous to the Oregon & California
land grant case, although Judges Gil
1ert, Ross and Hunt are said to have
tried to follow the Oregon & California
case in rendering the decree in the
Southern Oregon Company case.
In the Oregon & California case Fed
eral Vudgo Wolverton declared the
lands forfeited In hta famous decree of
July 1. 1913. -The Supreme Court de
cree of June 21. 1915, reversed that
opinion and In the Interim the land
was vested In the United States and
not subject to taxation or assessment.
No forfeiture of the lands of the
Southern Oregon Company was or
dered, the title has always remained
in the Southern Oregon Company, and
the legal opinion has been expressed
that it has always been and is subject
to state taxation.
It is the contention of some that the
Ferris-Chamberlain bill, that provided
for the disposal of .the 2,300.000 acres
of land involved In the Oregon & Cali
fornia land grant litigation, does not
NOTED SI. I'M WORKER WHO
WILL, LECTURE HERE.
Brigadier Mary Stlllwell.
Brigadier Mary Stillwell, of
Chicago, in charge of slum and
rescue work in the Western states
for the Salvation Army, will ar
rive lif Portland Tuesday on her
annual Inspection tour. She will
remain here until Friday and on
Thursday afternoon at 2:45
o'clock will lecture in the parlors
of the Portland Hotel on "Why
Girls Go Wrong and the Prevent
ive." On Wednesday evening Mrs.
Stillwell will speak at Salvation
Army Corps, No. 4 Hall, on First
street between Washington and
Alder streets. Brigadier Stillwell
has spoken In the prominent col
leges and universities in Kurope
and the United States and Is rec
ognized as one of the pioneer
slum workers and rescue mis
sionaries. Brigadier-Stillwell for
mally opened the Portland Rescue
Home for Girls operated by the
Salvation Army and of which
Nora Hudspeth is matron.
obtain in the case against the South
ern Oregon Company.
TWO ARE FROZEN TO DEATH
Several Frostbitten In Storm In Red
GRAND FORKES. N. D., Feb. 17.
Two. men were frozen to death, and
several others severely frostbitten in
the storm which raged over the Red
River "Valley Friday night and early
M. Kolenaar, a farmer, who lived 25
miles northwest of Grand Forks, be
came lost in the storm while driving
home and on amandoning his team in
an effort ..to locate the road was un
able to find his way back to the horses.
Hi body was found this morning by
the farm hand who had remained In
The body of Frank Anglesburg, a
farmer of Thompson, N. D., was found
frozen within 100 yards of his home.
Two farmers who were caught by the
bizzard while driving t town were
badly frostbitten. One of their horses
froze to death.
NEUTRALS DECLINE BID
Ambassador Elkus Invites Diplo
mats to Dinner for Discussion.
SOFIA, via Berlin to London, Feb. 17.
The Balanska Bosta publishes a Con
stantinople dispatch to the effect that
American Ambassador Elkus had in
vited the diplomatic representatives or
neutral states to a dinner at the Em
bassy for the purpose of interchanging
political opinion.! "
Not one of the neutral envoys it
adds, accepted the invitation, all send
ing their regrets. .
Fair Dates Announced.
ST. HELENS, Or.. Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) The Columbia County Fair As
sociation has selected September 26,
27 and 23 and has elected the follow
ing officers: W. J. Fullerton, presi
dent; It. N. Lovelace , and J. W. Pome-
roy, vice-presidents, 'and J. w. Allen,
Man Who Saw Lincoln Die Passes.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.. Feb. 17.
Henry Safford, 77, believed to be the
last survivor of those present at the
deathbed of Abraham Lincoln, died here
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
WHO IS DEAD.
y 5.-:, -
i 1 V
J. C. Ardrey.
J. C. Ardrey, for a number of
years prominent in public, life in
Oregon, was buried at Milwaukee
Cemetery last Wednesday. Death
occurred Monday In Portland. Mr.
Ardrey was long in active serv
ice, being successively postmas
ter at Arlington and La Grande,
receiver of the United States land
office in Portland and. Chief of
Police at La Grande.
Mr. Ardrey is survived by the
widow and a daughter, Ruth, and
a son, Nate Ardrey.
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ROAD ASKS itllLLIOliS
0,-W. R. & N. Company's Bud
get for 1917 Is $2,700,000.
MANY ITEMS AUTHORIZED
Important Improvements and Addi
tions of Much New Equipment
to Bo Made Several Bridges
Are to Be Filled.
If the amounts asked for by the va
rious departments of tho O.-W. R. N.
are authorized about 12,700,000 will be
expended in general betterments this
year. Many of tho Important items
have been authorized already and plans
are being made to install Improvements.
Considerable new equipment also has
been authorized. i
Among the betterments decided upon
are the following:
.Three miles of doubln track between
Meacham and Kamela. over the Blue
Mountains, to cost 165.000.
beven thousand tons of 100-pound
steel rails, which will be laid between
Bake.- and Huntington, a distance of
about 30 miles. These rails will be
the heaviest used by any railroad in
the West. The cost will be $400,000.
The company has ordered eight heavy
freight engines to be used on the moun
tain division between Pendleton and
La Grande. One bic snowplow also has
been ordered for use there. This new
equipment will cct $400,000.-
Four large wooden bridges on the
line between Pendleton and Spokane
will be filled. It Is estmated that about
600,000 cubic yards of earth will be
removed in this work. The cost will
be $100,000. Smaller bridges .and tres
tles at various points on the system
will be replaced with concrete arches.
A bascule bridge will be built over
the St. Joe River on the Couer d'Alene
branch at a cost of 75.OO0.
A large trestle on the Spokane-Ayer
line will be filled at a cost of $90,000.
Seven grade crossings in the eastern
part of the city will be established.
The company' share of the cost of this
work will be $600,000.
The only extension work to be un
dertaken this year, according to pres
ent jJlans, will be the construction of
a 10-mile feeder from the Beaver
branch in the Couer d'Alene district
to provide shipping facilities for mines
in that immediate district.
Plans have been adopted to make
extensive improvements at the picnic
grounds at Bonneville.
MISS W0 OTTO N IS STAR
Astoria Girl Will Flay Lead In
Pageant at University.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
Feb. 17. (Special.) Miss Emma Woot-
ton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Wootton. of .Astoria, and a prominent
junior In the university, has been se
lected to play the lea-ding part in the
Oregon pageant that will be staged on
the campus commencement week. The
pageant will be a reproduction of the
history of Oregon.
Miss Wootton played the part of Wal
lulu in the "Bridge of the Gods" when
it was staged at the Astoria Centennial
in 1911. She is prominent in dramatics
on the campus, being a member of the
University Players, a drama organiza
tion. She is also editor of the Oregana,
the university year book. She is a
major in the school of Journalism and
a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
I4v Atita Caa Hake Bur, Quick Money
The "MANNING" Kerosene-Oil,
The Manning1 Kerosene Oil Gas Pro
duclng Burner generates gas from
Kerosene Oil. Can be fitted In fur
nace, stove, range or heater, water
heater, coffee urn, candy furnace, or,
in fact, any place that a good heat
ia required without alteration of any
of these appliances. For use in homes,
hotels, stores, boats or any place
where fuel Is used.
H. W. MANNING
Lighting & Supply Co.
63 and 63Vfc 6 in St., FortUnd, Or.
! Campbell Hill Hotel
741 Washington Street.
Phone Slain 7584. S P. M. to 7 P. 31.
BOo SVXDAY Dixy Ell
Head Lettuce with Dressing-.
Lamb Chops with Shoestring
Top Sirloin Steak with Shoestring:
Roast Chicken with Dressing and
Pop-Overs. Pear Preserves.
Ang-el Ice Cream. Cake.
Crackers. Coffee. Cheese.
Twenty-Third and Iloyt Sta. Phone
Marshall 881. 4 iSO to 6 :30 P. M.
WEEKDAY DIXXER 40c
............. . . .".."........
SELF - FILLING
The one perfect
self Trilling-, perfect-
writing Safety Pen
that is u n b r e a k
able, has no parts
to get out of order
and no a n n o y 1 ng
FOR. SALE BY AL.li DEALERS.
Prices $1.50 to $15. OO
FBAKKUN FOUNTAIN PKN CO.
MARSHALL-WELLS HARDWAKK CO.
BLUM AVE R- FRAN K ItKVff CO..
I 1 ) 1311
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this section for other interesting
Meier & Frank store news.
0 Beginning Tomorrow and Continuing This Week Only
OUR GREAT MONTHLY SALE OF f
Demonstrating Most Conclusively That We Always Undersell
We Reserve the Right to -Limit Quantities at These Prices
TTT? "FT TT 25c Lilas Arly Talcum Pow
x der with every bottle of Vi-
vaudou Violet Toilet Water in this sale
85c Squlbb's Tal-- Q
cum at X&7C
lBo Williams' C a r n a-
lBo Massatta Talc um
ISo Jergen's Crushed
Rose and Violet Tal-
ICo Mennen's Narangla
Sen Yang and Kleh-
cum at. . . 2for25c
26c Lehn & Fink Ol
15c Samurai Wis- O-,
taria Talcum... lC
15o Babcock'a Cu t Q
Hoses Talcum at. .ZJC
10c Colgate's Allround
10c California Medicat-
10c Physiol aim' and
10c Jergen's Old- T
Fashioned Soap at I C
10c Wiiliams' AsHorted
Soap priced tt. .3C
711Whlte Rose Ulycer-
BOc Rarus Theat-O Q
rlcal Cream at..OI7C
50c Still man's
Freckle Q ream.
BOo B e r r y1lS,,
Freckle Cream H3C
BOo P a 1 m olive Ay
Vanishing CreanxO C
75c Pomp elan
Cream at UUC
I1.B0 Oriental 1 in
Cream at.. . . J X 1 U
Cream at OS7C
60o Hind's Honey and
Aim ond Lotion
2oo Holme i on
Krostllla at JC
15c Benzoin and "1 O
Almond Lotion.. ImC
Colgate's Cold Cream
priced at only...HuC
g E0c L a B 1 a c he o Q
Ji Face Powder atOsC
K BOc Java Rice 07
& Face Powder atO I C
50c Palm olive 4 0
Powder at 'rOC
50c Pozzonl Faceqn
Powder at Oi7C
BOc W'akelees" Camel-
BOc Wisdom Robertino
cial at Ol7C
BOc Velveola S o u ver
aine Powder, on
special at OtC
25c Javola Face I C,
Powder at XiOC
2uc A r m
25cPear sGlycer-1 Q
Ine Soap at IOC
Williams' Barber Bar
10c Jap Rose Glycerine
Lady Mary Face Cfl
Powder at OUC
Mary. Garden Face
NESS AND MUDDY SKIN
Effectually, speedily and permanently relieves
skin troubles. Gives a delicately clear and refined
complexion desired by every woman andadmired by
all. It is a perfect, non-greasy toilet cream and posi
tively will not encourage the growth of hair. Priced
at $1.10 and 60c. Trial size bottle 15c.
nearunsr. aiwiijs loung
Has proved a boon to thousands of women in preserving
a fresh, beautiful complexion. Known as the "Queen of
Beautifiers," it softens and nourishes the skin and prevents
wrinkles, blotches and all such disfigurements.
This "Little Pink Brick of Beauty"
is used aftd indorsed by many leading
stage and film stars. One month's usage
of Sempre Giovine will convince you of its
merit. The 50c size, special for this sale
Marietta Stanley's Egyptian Pow
der, Priced at 50c and 23c.
M MUM MCUCt
HAS NO EQUAL
The- QuAi.fTY' StOr.c- or Portland -
" ' i-i ii. nil i in
AND TOILET ARTICLES
For the blood. Ours is a good clean
bark that makes excellent tqa. Priced
at one pound 35c, four ounces, 10c
10c Palmollve SoapT
special at......... f C
BOo Pebeco Tooth Qft
Paste priced atOIC
Tooth Paste..... aUC
2Bo Dc Lyo n'a "I T
Tooth Paste at- X C
26c Kublf oam 1Q
Tooth Wash at.. IOC
E5o Arnica Tooth - Q
Soap special at.lOC
Powder at muC
25c Woodbury's or
Dental Cream atvl C
B u r r 1 11 Tooth np
Powder priced ..AJC
BurrlU Tooth Q C
Paste priced at.. -OC
l Pyorrhoclde QQ
Tooth. Powder. . OI7 C
25c Kanltol ToothOA
Powder priced.... A3 C
25c Dr. Graves'
Tooth Powder.. UC
50c Plnaud's EauJf
de Quinine 4UC
50c Wyeth'a Sageo
and Sulphur at.HuC
Empress Hair Iyed4
(all shades) at.... U1
SI Danderine lorQfl-
the hair OUC
25c S a n 1 t o 1 Of)
Shampoo at J C
o u r's
boc j a p 1 liaris A T
25c W 1 1 1 1 a ma'
Shampoo at..... XJl
Herpiclde priced luC
Tonic priced at..buC
B r 1 1
An elegant and delicate prepara
tion for the skin and complexion. It
purifies as well as beautifies. Highly
recommended by physicians, ac
tresses, singers and women of fashion
for over half a century.
REMOVES PIMPLES, BLACK
HEADS, FRECKLES, RED
em -pray Jo-ve naij
Is a perfected milk food, wholesome
and delicious, prepared by the most im
proved process, whereby the nutritive
elements of the richest cows' milk and
strengthening cereals are scientifically
FOR INFANTS, NURSING MOTHERS,
TRAVELERS, ATHLETES, SPORTS
MEN. and for invalids this milk is unsurpassed-
The best physicians recommend
it for babies' use it is the most nour
ishing prepared food your baby could
have. Three sizes; $2.98 80c 40c.
Merck's Sur ro7
of Milk. 1-lb O I C
Robinson's Bar- OC
ley Flour, l-lb..DC
of Milk. 1-lb. ..OUC
13.75 Borden's or Hor
llck'a Malted QQ
Milk at 04i0
$1.00 Borden's or Hor
llck's Malted Dft.
Milk at OUC
Food, special atUuC
Hospital Size Dennos'
Food, priced o OK
25c-35c Tooth Brushes
with pure bristles that
are guaranteed 1Q
to stay In XiC
25a Hand and f Q
Nail Brushes. ... X J C
60c Hair Brushes with
stiff bristles. . .OiC
60c Bath Brushes with
detachable hail- QQ
die at OiJC
60c Cloth Brushes wtlh
60o Klns's New 3A
IMscovery at OtC
60c Mlona Tub- Ol
lets reduced io..OtC
60o Pond's Kx- 0
tract at OHC
60o Kal Hepatlcao A -
Haxolite priced CQ
during this sale 0 17 C
table Compound OiC
Pierce's Favor- OQ
lte Prescription, OIC
Pierce's tlolden Medi
cal Discovery, JQ
priced at DiC
Ar m'ticCascara ,
Epsom Salts. 1 lb. J
priced at C
phor. 2 or,
oz. priced at.
$1 Sloan's Lini
$1.75 Fountain Syringe,
Maroon Rubber, .best
(trade, 2-qt. sijie.'guar
a n t e e d for CI 1 Q
one year. ... 3 X X
$1.25 Water Bottle,
$1 King's Nwu
Discovery at 57C
$1 Sal Hepatlca
Jl Pond's Ex. CQ.
tract reduced to..O7C
MELBA MASSAGE CREAM
rA great favorite among the fa
mous Melba beauty preparations. A
perfect emulsion of fine oils, which
gives the skin best and most last
ing results. Used every night, the
skin is kept fresh, clean and youth
ful. Priced at, jar, 50c.
ttm n aitv nnv I
"The purest tone for the
A light, delicate powder that will not easily rub off. De
lightfully soft and fragrant. Tints to match various com
plexions. In dainty box, with chamois, 50c.
k- T " av.V,v- Cos
ported Galega a wonderful flesh developer. The ingredi
ents in these tablets are absolutely pure and are all of a
highly beneficial order. This superior tonic and developer
on sale the regular $1 size at, box, 85c; 3 boxes, ?2.25.
Improves poor complexions and preserves and heightens
the beauty of those that are already good. Does not grow
hair. It has a very dainty odor and stays sweet. Defies
sun, wind and dust. Special in this sale at 45c.
MELOROSE FACE POWDER is highly indorsed by its
many users the country over. Large box in white, flesh or
brunette shade special 45c.
The FAMOUS POMPEIAN
Completely cleanses the pores of the skin.
A fresh, clear skin and a healthy, f-osy glow
always follow the faithful use of this'wonder
ful massage.' It makes youth linger in one's
face. Pompeian tones the Bkin and removes
the "tired" lines. Positively will not grow
hair. -Three special prices 79c, 60c and 40c.
P03IPEIAN NIGHT CREAM
soothes, softens and beautifies the skin,
roughened by weather, age or any other cause.
For use at any time, but particularly effective
if used before retiring. Will not grow hair.
Jars, 75c, 35c; tube, 25c.
serve as a most convenient
list. Use it every day.
25c Mavis Toilet Water with T7"D TT TT
every jar of Vivo Cold XVl-l-
Cream purchased in this sale, priced at
the jar, only 50c
1 Syringe, red QQ
rubber, size 2..0&C
$1.00 Revolving Sprav
Syringe, spe- -t oq
clal at OXaOS
Gloves special atO7C
76o Infants' Hot Water
Bottle. Maroon R n b-
-O A -
ber, round shape.)
85o Formaldehyde Fu
tnigators for r r
1000 cubic feet dC
60c Formaldehyde Fu-
2009 cubic fee.
10c Charcoal Tablets,
priced special. Sin.
10c Bronchial Loz
enges, special 2 1 f
for .-. 1UC
Peroxide of Hydrogen,
one pint, priced OC
at only aOC
100 Calomel and Soda
6-g rain Llthla
25c Alkaline An-1
tiseptic Tablets.. X DC
Harlem Oil priced T
at bottle I C
SOc Whisk Brooms
priced special atn 1
2rc Whisk Brooms
priced special at 1
only 1 I C
10c Powder Puffs "T
reduced to I C
loc Chamois Skins,
priced special 1 Q-
nt onlv XC
man Aprons... 7uC
$1.00 Roll Ups.
,ptum at. .
Are used and recommend
ed by dainty women every
where. Willard White Co.'s
Vaucaire Galega Tablets
contain the genuine im
.? f r ...r
Drug and Toilet Goods Shop, Min floor. y