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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND. FRIDAY EVENING. FEBRUA
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WILL WORK TO
Committee of One Hundred ,to
, Form Plans wnereoy a
'v Strong National Health As
sociation May Be Built.
Y t , By Ftfederlc J. JIaskln.
' ' Washington,'. Feb. 1L -If President
Tat'a fortl:onrtng recommendation to
congress arte' followed Out by that body,
the United States will bt last have a
rreat health ortanlcation commenaurato
with the needs iPf the nation. Tha de
partment'of sgitoulturs can Bend vac
J cine virus for thyrotectlon ' 'rnl
f 'r'a cattle- f rom . lAAokleg . but only In
: ; a most Indirect wa . can, the . health
agencies take acy atey to protect that
' farmer s children from mallpo or scar
lot fever. The government stands pow.
erless to check the ravfl'es of tuber
culoals In the human fairn'r. although
It can turn back the sprsaO of Texas
fever among cattle toy drawtftg a quar
: antlne Una toorth of. which . southern
cattle may not go, except under well-defined
protective conditions.. i
' Marine Hospital terrloe. '
But this la by no means the only fea
ture of the existing health laws of
nation which call for a radical change.
There are a number of bureaus now In
operation In the government that are
conoerned principally with health mat-v
ters. The publlo health and marine
hospital service ranks first among these.
under the able administration of Sur
geon General Walter Wyraan this sr
vice has made itself invaluable to the
nation at large. Us work in stamping
out the yellow fever epidemic in the
south a few years ago.' its labors In
protecting San Francisco from the
threatened outbreak of pestilences after
the earthquake, Its efforts to bring
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j remedies and the purity of all viruses
.1 j for vaccination and anti-toxins, no leas
A than its duty of visiting every ship that
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vuuicn lu mil liii' i ,iu yui i it,. IM..U
ura that quarantine laws are observed,
have all been done so succussfully that
it has been Justly styled America's fly
ing squadron for the defense of the na
Work of War Department.
The war department has Its medical
corps which has distinguished Itself
In many nam to hand conflicts with
disease and death. The triumphs of Its
sanitary work In Cuba, where the death
rate In Havana was cut In twain in a
single year, represents a great victory
for public health over the hosts of
pcstllenee. The work of Major Walter
Reed and his co-laborers in pvovlng to
the satisfaction of every medical man
the truth of the mosquito theory of yel
low fever transmission, constitutes ono
of the most brilliant chapters in the
book of human progress. The labors
of 'the army doctors on the Isthmus of
Panama, where the Reed theories were
strain applied to practice, have borne
glorious fruitage. The navy, also has
its medical corps, its hospitals and its
dispensaries. )', ' m
The department ofagrlculture haa its'
bureau of chemistry, and under the ad
ministration of Dr. Wiley this bureau
has effected a -veritable revolution in
the dispensing of food products. By
striving to guarantee to the people pro
jection from mlsbrunded and-mlsrepre-'
sented products, and Sedurlna lerlsla-
f )lon to that end, this bureau has made
itself a force that affects every .human
being In the country. The census of-
l flee, Jtj-the department -of commerce
and labor, gathers the mortality statis
tics of the nation which reveal the state
; of the publlo health.. Thus four of the
departments of the government have a
more or less direct relation to the pub
lic health. , . . -To
With each of these agencies actlvo
in Its work, it is Inevitable that there
should be great overlapping of duties,
a . continual repetition of labor. With
no co-ordination among them, three de
partments at once may be making In
dependent investigations of the relation
of the water supply to typhoid fever.
At least three of these bureaus may be
studying the relation between milk and
tuberculosis at the same time. It Is In
evitable under . these condtlons that
much , money Is expended in duplica
tion of research, money that Is sorely
needed on, account of the economical
policy of congress at present .?
With all these agencies concentrated
under one head,. with each of them work
ing in proper co-operation with the oth
ers, the same money and the same effort
now expended would yield much greater
retutjns in reduced, mortality and in.
creased longevity. . It was to foster the
idea of .such a consolidation of health
agencies that the committee of one hun
dred on .national health was created.
This organization has been active to
such a degree that it isbelieved its
recom-nendatlons, which have the ap
proval of President Taft. will be en
acted into law before the present ses
sion of congrees adjourns. This com
mittee, has over six thousand names on
its mailing list, and it has proved a
great force in the education of public
sentiment in favor of proper health
m Many right Tuberoulosl.
One scarcely realizes how much is
done and how much is expended in the1
interest of public health. The National
Association for the Study and Preven
tion of Tuberculosis has-gathered the
financial and educational statistics of
the nation-wide crusade against the I
white plague, and finds that during the.
year or iu me various agencies right
ing the disease spent;-$8,180,621.80 'in
V. if the campaign. Over 10,000,000 pieces of
literature were circulated, and 117,313
patients were treated for tuberculosis.
Sixty-one thousand of the patients were
, treated at dispensaries. New York takes
first rank In the effort to wipe out this
disease, Pennsylvania Becond, Massa
chusetts third, and Illinois, Maryland,
New Jersey, California, Colorado,' Con
necticut and Ohio In their, order.
. Recent studies' c-f the death rate' from
various ailments reveal startling condi
tions. They show that Americans are
paying a "terrible penalty .for overwork.
While the death rate from contagious
diseases has dropped per cent since
1880. that from diseases Of the kidneys,
heart and brain has increased 83 per'
cent In the same period. These figure!
tell of the tax of hard work and . high j
living. Kidney diseases, springing from I
Intemperate "eating and , drinking ; and '
from hard work, now show a death rate
that - has Increased 131 per cent since 1
X880. There are 84 per cent more t&-
tall ties from apoplexy today than there )
were 20 years ago, and 87 per cent more I
deaths from heart disease. Meanwhile!
all contagious diseases are showing a!
rapidly aiminisning death rate.
It cannot be argued that this 'increas
ing mortallty4a- the- diseases- of- tjvbt
work and over indulgence is due to un-
preventahle causes. It is estlmatd that
in the United Btates more than j00.000
lives are annually sacrificed on the altar
or Indifference to known laws of health.
Mora than ,1,000,000 people are con
stantly seriously ill, half of them Buf
fering from diseases of a preventable
nature.., . , , , . . -a , .. v
' ; Ufa May Be lengthened.
Once It was supposed that the laws
of health were Inexorable, that the death
rata could not be increased nor dimin
ished.. But sta4lstloa show that there
are no Iron laws for mortality.' The
span of human life in Europe haa dou
bled In less than four centuries. During
the seventeenth and eighteenth centur-
iee the average life was lengthened at
me rate of four years per century, and
during theflret. three quarters ot' the
nineteenth century the average life
lengthened at 1 the rate of nine yeais.
Biaoe then civilised countries have
made mankind longer lived at the rate
of 17 years a century. In Prussia, which
s the home of preventive medicine, the
span of life Is lengthening at a rate of
27 years a - century, ' Whether this
increasing span wlir ultimately bring
men back to the ripe old agea of the
Methuselah and Adam and Noah, no one
can safely predict. Dr. Talmage once
expressed the conviction that if men re
turned to the simple life as gradually
as they had traveled away from ltthey
would eventually live to be as old as
those who lived In the day of Noah.
roor Die More rreqnentiy. ,
It Is shown by mortality, tables that
death comee far more frequently among
the poor than among the rich. Insur-,
a nee figures of Industrial - companies
demonstrate that the death rate among
the poor ia from (0 to 80 per cent great
er than among the 'well to 'do. In the
nnsanltary districts of, Glasgow and
Parle the death rate Is double that of
the better eectlona - The effect of a
campaign of education on a -city's mor
tality is shown by the. fact that alnce
New York undertook the improvement
of conditions in health matters, It has
reduced It doath rate . to the lowest
point on record. - '.' ; .
The committee of one hundred on
national health Is seeking to have all
life Insurance companies Join In a cam
paign in favor . of disease prevention.
Dr. Irving Fisher cf Yale, president of
this, committee,' declares, that the In
vestment of a fraction of I per cent on
the policies carried in an educational
propsganda, will so lengthen the aver
age life as7 to make it commercially
profitable to tbe insurance companies
themselves, to say nothing of the vast
good that will accrue to, the nation at
large, . He thlnke that by a. pro per co
ordination of all the health Interests of
the nation, headed with a magnificent,
conaolidated national . health : bureau.
such an onslaught can be made upon
the strongholds of disease as to give
the average American a new lease on
life equivalent to one third of hie pres
ent anoued years. . , '
(Tomorrow "Model License League.')
''CONFESSION" SELECTED ;
BY PASTOR AS SUBJECT
- . -1
- Rev. W. F. Reagor, pastor Of the
First Christian ehurch, who delivered
an addresa at the-men's meeting in
the Young Men's Christian association
auditorium last Sunday, will again be
the speaker next Sunday afternoon at S
o'clock. Hla aubject will be . "Confes
sion," . - ;
i The muslo will be a special feature
of. the meeting next Sunday. At the
beginning of the service several selec
tions will be played by the Y. M. C. A.
orchestra, after which there will be a I
eong service. In which the audience will
Join. This .will be followed by a 'vo
cal solo by y. W. Gordon and a num
ber by: the Altrul Octette of young
women, ' led by Miss Holman. , of the
T, W. C. A.. .
After the meeting H. W Stone, gen
eral secretary of the Y. M. C A,, will
conduot a popular bible class, to which I
all men are Invited, and following this.
at 5:80, there iwlll be a fellowship
Only One "BXOVO STVm- '
Tbaf ta LAX ATI V BBOMO QIUNIB. Look I
fortbe ilsnature ot E. W. OBOVS. Utd h
World er to Cure s Cold ia use Jjar. zoo.
Journal want ads bring results!
Sale toty it
The Combined Stocks of Three Stores of the
mMed llafl Stores C0
IN THE HANDS OF THE L. M. DUNCAN
COMPANY IN A
Wews Item from the Oreg-onlaa of Xe
The most stupendous and colossal sale of Men's High-grade Hats and
Clothing evericnown. To turn the stock into the cold cash in the shortest
possible time are our orders.
Buy two or 1 even three Hats now for less than the price of one.
Thousands of Hats of every conceivable shape and style. All must be sold
for a mere fraction of their worth.
DOORS OPEN AT 9 A. M. AND CLOSE AT 10 P. M. SATURDAY
UNITED HAT FAILS
CREDITORS, FOUR SCORE
Xdabiunes Tar In Sxoess of Estimate
riaoed on Stock and Fixtures
of Three Stores in City.
Through bankruptcy proceedings, be
gun yesterday morning In the United
States court, L. A. Bertllllon has sur
rendered control of the business of the
United Hat Stores company, of Port
land. A receiver was appointed by
Judge Wolverton upon the petition of
E. A. Mallory & Sons. Rosenthal Cloth
in company, Rosenthal, Hlegel A Co.,
and the O. C. Hansen Manufacturing
company, representing $4341 M ofthe
-Stock and fixtures of the United Hat
Stores company arc estimated to in
voice about $14,000, while the listed In
debtedness of the company aggregates
$23,885.19. Kighty creditors are repre
sented In the listaof firms to which
the United Hat concern is indebted. 48
of them being Portland concerns, and
It Is Set out that the Indebtedness enu
merated covers bills for advertising.
lights, rents and merchandise.
The largest unsecured creditor named
In the bankruptcy proceedings Is the
Mulvehlll Hat company, of Spokane, to
whom the sum of $4638.60 Is due. The
largest Portland creditor of the com
pany Is Burgan-Springer Hat Co., who
have furnished the United Hat com
pany with goods to the amount of
x - A i)
-to ; f
3000 Hats at $1.00 Each
Never such an absolute Sacrifice before. Every
shape, every color, every style, every size. Every
MM - I
liat guaranteed to be worth $2 and $2.50. Join the
crowds; be here tomorrow.
500 Hats at 50c Each
This lot consists of 500 soft and stiff Hats, which
are regular $1.50 and $2.00 values. To clean them
up quick, take your choice at 50 all sizes.
I :-vV)r i
M ' "mot ' mmm
2000 Ms $1.50 Each
Every hat this season's make and style. Every hat
-worth $3 and $3.50. All shades of soft and derby
styles, including: such well-known makes as "Con
queror," "Mulvey," "Chester;" "Pey," and Lion
Brand hats ; also "Mallory Rpelofs" and Imperial hats.
The greatest gathering of high-grade hats ever of
fered at this price.
ats at $2.00 Each
Thevfinest American and imported hats are embraced
in this wonderful collection, and include such famous
, makes as Mallory Cravenette Hats, Downs & Co.
" imported stiff Hats, Borsalino & Co. imported soft
Hats, Albertini & Co. imported soft Hats; also few
John B. Stetson's in soft Hats, made in every con
ceivable new style and shape in either soft-or stiff
Hats. Every hat in this lot worth $3.50, $4 and $5.
Several Hu overcoats to be sold for
less, than it costs for the cloth and buttons BUY NOW
JlUJ EL JL A li JLM M
i ' See us', for prices on large
.quantities of Hats.' 'Don't
delay. It is' the ; oppor-
tUnity of years. i ! . '"
NOTE LOCATION CAREFULLYLOOK FOR
. RED FRONT SALE ONLY AT
Between Oak and Stark Streets
Address mail orders to the
L. M: Duncan Co., 21Q
Lumbermens Bldg., Port
land, Or. . L
SPRING STYLES, 1910
YOUMAN and BROOK
nd OPERA HATS
Now Ready for Your Inspection
The Peer of AH $3 Hats
100 Styles and Shapes for Spring
BRUSH HATS J
In Popular Shades and
To Be Gwem
Will You Be In On It?
Fine Pianos at Cost
Your Greatest Opportunity
New Pianos al less Than Second-Band Ones -
Buy Your iPiano Saturday
AND GET $100
Buy Your Piano Saturday
AND GET $100 ; ,
Do not fail to see us Saturday if you need a piano.
Owing to the fact that a number, of school teachers, as
well as others, could not take advantage of our crreat offer .
w cuucsudj, in wiuv.il we mauc a reuuciion oi iuu on eacn !
piano to the first ten customers, and believing that the re sults
in the end, from an advertising standpoint, will more
than make up our losses, we have concluded to make SAT
URDAY a great piano-selling event; so, from 8:30 in the.
morning till 10 o'clock at night, all persons presenting a'
copy of this ad will be entitled to a discount of $100 on any f
new piano selected from our large stock. Now please rc
member this is a bona fide reduction from our regular prices,
which are marked in plain figures, and which we guarantee i
are from $50 tq $J0p less than the same grade of piano can be
obtained elsewhee, so if you need a piano do not fail to see
us SATURDAY. This means pianos that sell' for $250, for
$15Q; $300, for $200';. $350,' for $250; $400, for $300; and so ,
on, and payments as low as $6 per month. Here vou find -
the Ivers & Pond, Gabler, Wallworth, Davenport & Treacy, ?
Meivine ciarkr Irving, ana otners, and the AfULLu, the
greatest of all player pianos. , 1 ' '. ,
AND REMEMBER .' ;
theres no limitation. Those coming Saturday night' have
the same show, as those coming in. the "morning; but bear in
mind, this offer is 'for Saturday, only, and will not be made
again. ; . : . . :-, (- , - - -
- 106 FIFTH STREET, NEXT TO PERKINS HOTEL.