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THE. SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 31, 1915.
MEN TALKED ABOUT FIND WAY INTO
NEWS PHOTOGRAPHIC HALL OF FAME
Refugee From Louvain Finds Professor's Chair at Princeton University Wealthy Man Accused of Plot to M or
der Filipino Physician Announces Cure for Leprosy.
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EW TORK, Oct. 30. (Special.)
Professor P. Van den Ven is a
refugee from Liovrvain who has
found a place in America. He wai for.
inerly professor at Louvain University,
lie has accepted an Invitation to be
Upencer Trask lecturer at Princeton and
will lecture there this Winter on By
cantine history and art.
General Dan 1 in was the Minister of
War of Gceece in the Venizelos Cabinet,
lie is supposed to fa'Vor the allies.
Rear . Admiral Charles Lionel
(VauRhan-Lee has been made Director
of the Royal Naval Air Service. He
is a distinguished scientist. Born in
187, he entered the Navy in 1880. He
first devoted himself to torpedo work
and later was made assistant director
of naval intelligence. He afterward
commanded the Shotley Training Es
tablishment and later the Portsmouth
Naval Barracks. In December he was
put in command of the "Thunderer."
His appointment to his present post in
dicates a determination on the part of
the Government to make great im
provements in the air fleet.
Lawrence Addicks, a member of Sec
retary Daniels Naval Advisory Board,
is a distinguished metallurgical en
gineer. Born in Philadelphia in 1878,
he was educated at the University of
Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. He has been
since 1905 superintendent of the plant
at Chrome, N. J.r of the United States
Metals Refining Company.
A mysterious criminal case in New
Jersey is the charge of Harvey Studdi
ford Moore, an ex-assembyman, that
M. Edgar Wallace, a wealthy real es
tate operator, tried to procure his mur
der as the result of a Quarrel. Rumor
associates the charge with Mrs. Moore.
with whom it is said Mr. Wallace tan
goed too often to suit Mr. Moore; but
Mr. Moore denies that his wife is con
cerned in the matter. Wallace has
been -held- in bail.
Dr. E. Mercado. a Filipino physician,
believes he has demonstrated the effi
cacy of a new cure for leprosy, hitherto
believed to be an incurable disease.
The treatment is with chaulmoogra oil,
made from takatogenos kurzil seeds.
The treatment has been used by others
and in the London Lancet last year
record was made of the discharge by
Dr. Victor G. Heiser from the San La
zaro Hospital, for lepers at Manila of
two patients so treated who were de
clared cured. Dr. Mercado has dis
charged from the great leper colony at
Culion, P. 1.. 23 patients who, he de
clares, are completely cured of leprosy.
Note Betrays Chicken Thieve.
WOODSTOWN, N. J.. Oct. 22. A slip
of paper which had been dropped by
thieves who raided his hencoop has
enabled Clifford Keen, a farmer living
near here, to act as his own sleuth and
round up three of the alleged culprits.
They are negroes, and they have been
held for triaL Some notes were
scribbled on the paper. These gave
Keen a clew and he set about to do
some detective work on his own hook,
until he connected the three negroes
with the note. Officers who searched
the house of one of the negroes are
said to have found some of the chick
ens hidden in a box in the garret.
PROMINENT WOMAN FREE
Reno Court Allows Divorce From
RENO, Nev., Oct. 24. Rose Mildred
Taylor O'Donobue, prominent in New
York and Washington society circles,
has been granted a divorce here from
Joseph John O'Donohue III. a wealthy
Eastern real estate dealer and a grand
son of Joseph J O'Donohue, late City
Chamberlain of New York and a mil
lionaire coffee merchant.
Mrs. O'Donohue in her bill charged
desertion and non-support. She recited
that they have one child, a son 33
years old, and that an agreement was
entered into by them that she and the
father were each to have the custody
of the- child six months during the year,
but that neither could take the child
oat of the United States without the
written consent of th,e other.
In the bill the date of marriage was
given as April 27. 1911, the ceremony
taking place in New York City. No
mention of alimony was made. Mrs.
O'Donohue has been living here in lux
urious apartments for the last six
NEW YORK. Oct. 24. The wedding
of Rose Mildred Taylor to Joseph John
O'Donohue III was one of the brilliant
society events of the Spring of 1911.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Leroy M. Taylor, of Washington and
Allenhurst, N. J. Young O'Donohue is
associated with his father in business.
He is 27 years old.
VIEWS OF FORTS MISSING
Coaht Guard Cutters Searching Far
and Wide for Germans.
NORFOLK. Va., Oct. 22. Seven days
after the yawl Eclipse and her com
plement of six German officers from
the interned cruiser Kronprinz Wil
helm were Jast reported In Hampton
Roads, the fate of the yacht and the
men who failed to surrender their pa
roles is as much a mystery as ever. With
the sea being searched in every direc
tion and Coast Guard cutters covering
every neck of nearby Inland waters,
not the slightest definite information
as to the whereabouts of the Eclipse
has been reported here.
In local marine circles it is becom
ing daily more a topic of discussion
that the officers on the Eclipse have
managed to keep her' whereabouts a
secret if they had only four days start,
and some believe that the yacht left
port earlier than reported. Captain
Theirfelder in his report to Admiral
Beatty, ommandant of the Norfolk
Navy-yard, said the officers left the
Kronprinz Wilhelm last Sunday with
liberty expiring Monday. This he re
ported on the following Wednesday.
One of the officers from the Kron
prinz Wilhelm had 60 photographs of
American ports, according to W. F.
Johnson, former postmaster at Ocean
View. Mr. Johnson says he was told
that the prints were made by a young
woman in Norfolk, and. that among
them were views of American fortifi
EXPERT ADVISES THAT TOADSTOOLS
HAVING DANGER SIGNALS BE SHUNNED
Professor of Botany of University of Oregon Issues Warning on Mushrooms, Particularly Those Having Cup,
or Anything like a Cup, on Lower End.
BY ALBERT RADDIN SWEETSER.
Profeasor of Botany in the University of
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eugene,
Oct. 30. (Special.) While many
or thd toadstools arfl edible there
are some whose presence in man's di
gestiveV tract are disagreeable, some
that are dangerous and some that are
deadly. The caution, therefore, must be
constantly reiterated that the only
safety for those who would eat these
fungi lies in learning to know abso
lutely a few unmistakable forms and
sticking closely to them. This is well
illustrated in the form under consid
eration in this article, for while some
of this genus are deadly, a few are
edible; but the only safe way is to
leave severely alone all toadstools
which show the danger signals of this
This particular species is known as
the fly toadstool or. speaking scien
tifically, amanita musscaria. It reecives
its name from the fact that its juice
has been used by some people as a fly
It has a wide range of color, from
a washed-out yellow to a brilliant yel
low and, in some cases, red. Its growth
and development is shown in figure 1.
Figure 1. A. is a sketch of the young
or button stage, the lower half being
benVath ground. Figure 1. B, is a long
itudinal section of A. The young plant
is seen surrounded by a shell-like mem
brane, the volva, and the cap is united
to the stem by a veil. Figure 1, C.
is a little later stage, showing the
young toadstool growing and stretch
ing and bursting its eggshell-volva, the
lower portion of which remains as a
cup on the bottom of the stem, while
the upper part is carried upon the
spreading cap and is broken Into scales
on the top. As the cap is raised, as
one would open an umbrella, the edges
break away from the stem and leave
the veil as a ring or annulus on the
stem. Figure 2 is a photograph show
ing two buttons, a mature plant seen
on the under side with white gills, col
lar and cup, and another mature speci
men turned so as to show the red cap
with the white scalelike remnants of
In this group the most deadly are,
perhaps, the most attractive and innocent-looking
of all the toadstools and
herein lies their great danger. In gath
ering fungi one is too apt to break
from off above ground without ascer
taining whether there be a cup or no.
All the deadly forms possess some
sort of a cup, a ring, white gills and
scales on top of the cap though the
latter in- some species disappear early.
In gathering toadstools, then, the
safety-first motto is .void absolutely
all forms having a cup or anything like
a cup on the lower end of the- stem.
The poisonous effect of this group
is due to a definite alkaloid principle
called muscarine. It is insidious in its
action, gives no warning by its flavor
and does not manifest itself for several
hours. Atropia has been used success
fully in some cases. In Kamchatka and
Asiatic Russia it is reported that the
natives use the fljr toadstool to pro
duce a sort of intoxication. Here aman
ita drunkards take the place of opium
There is a large and meaty-looking
member of this group discovered by
Senator Lane in the possession of some
Italians who had been eating it freely
for some time. On sending specimens
to Eastern authorities it was found to
be a new species and Dr. Lane pub
lished an account of it in The Orego
nian for December 12, 1898.
We conclude as we began: Let the
mushroom eater confine himself to a
few perfectly , known forms and avoid
CORN GROWS IN COTTON
Cleveland Druggist Says He Feeds
Plants on Chemicals.
CLEVELAND. Oct. 20 J. A. Smith.
manager of a drug store here, claims
to have growing in his greenhouse
healthy sweet corn planted in absorbent
cotton, which has been treated only
with the proper chemical food the corn
requires. In another greenhouse, he
declares, he has tomatoes thriving in
washed lake sand.
Mr. Smith has worked on his dis
covery for seven years. He believes
he has learned just what food each
plant requires and in just what pro
portions to feed it nitrogen, potash and
the other necessary chemicals. He
claims to have a diet formula for al
most every known plant and vege
CARD TABLE NUMBERS AND DESIGN ARE SHOWN HEREWITH
Now that winter is really here card
parties will, begin to be given on all sids.
And there is nothing prettier or more
decorative for such occasions than' em
broidered numbers. These numbers may
be embroidered on white or colored linen,
in white or in colors. It ia an attractive
idea to embroider them in the aoadea in
wbiih the rooms are decorated.
The detail drawing shows the method
of working. In osing the printed design
from the paper the directions are aa fol
lows: If the material used is sheer, the
easiest way is to lay it over the design
which will show through plainly, aad
draw over each line with, a sharp, hard
pencil. If your linen is heavy, buy a
of impression paper the kind that '
does not rnb off place the design over
it and trace with a hard pencil-
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