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THE OKE.GOXIAX, TIIURSDAT, JANUARY 16, 1913.
LEAVES IH NIGHT
Rev. Frank Horn, Who Says
Double Was to Blame, Ris
ing From Sick Bed, Flees.
RICHMOND CHURCH DIVIDED
IICTclatlou SIkx-Us Some, and Others
Smile Knowingly Mrs. I)e
Tovrea Shows Disillusionment
as Mother Comforts Her.
SAN FHAXCISCO. Jan. 13. (Special.)
Rev. Frank Horn, pastor of the First
Baptist Church in Richmond, arose In
secret at some hour of the night In his
lodgings at 112 Xlchol avenue, from a
sickbed to which he had been confined
for several days anil silently stole
away. Most of his effects were left in
their accustomed places In his Rich
mond apartments, where last Monday
he was confronted with accusations of
improper and in some cases criminal
conduct in various places.
"Wo don't know when he left." said
P. Church, who with Mrs. Church keeps
the place where tne minister of mystery
has lodcred durinir his latest pastorate.
"We didn't know he had gone until this
mornins and he left no word to tell us
where he was going or when he would
return. He hasn't Rone for good,
though, because he left most of his
things in his room."
Attorney la Skeptical.
Attorney D. J. Hall, formerly Super
ior Judge of Trinity County and now
of the Richmond law firm of Odell &
Hall, who recognized in the strenuous
pastor, as he declared, the man who
married Miss Eva Met in Jieddlng two
years ago under the name of "Owen
F. De Tovrea," laughed today when In
formed of the apparent flight of Horn.
"I suppose he's gone to hunt for that
queer double, of his that he says has
got him into all his trouble," comment
ed Hail, whimsically. "I can't say that
I am surprised, although It was report
ed that the man really did seem to be
Hall nnd his partner represent Mrs.
De Tovrea in her action for divorce and
alimony against her missing husband,
whom she says she found in the per
son of the Richmond pastor, who now
has slipped Into the obscurity which
swallowed up De Tovrea nearly two
Mr. De Tovrea Sot Sorprlited.
"I Just knew he'd do that," cried Mrs.
Da Tovrea. when she learnea toaay in
her father's homo in San Francisco of
the flight of her supposed husband from
Richmond. "Mother," she called.
Mrs. Mctz appeared and solicitously
patted her daughters forehead.
"You ought to be glad to get rid of
him." she said. "Don't let him worry
you any more, dearie.
"I'd like to get back my music,
though, and my silver things," said the
In splfe of the natural brightness
and charm or her lace, sorrow ana c.is-
illusionment have made their mark.
"I thought all ministers were good
and noble, she went on, mournfully,
"so it was a great shock to mo to find
what Owen was."
Early this afternoon Mrs. De Tovrea.
with her mother, started for Richmond
to see if there were anything among
tlie things left by "Rev. Frank Horn"
by which he could be definitely identi
lied as .he man who wantonly lured a
confiding young girl from her chosen
Church Opinio Divided.
In Richmond today the news of
Horn's disappearance produced various
effects upon those who had known him
there. Many of those who withdrew
from the church after ho became its
pastor, because of his stern denuncia
tions of dancing and other amusements
as "doors to hell," received the news
with smiles of satisfaction at what
they take to be a complete vindication
of their judgment of the stranger who.
so quickly made himself a decidedly
disturbing influence in the religious
and social lifo of Richmond after his
arrival, seven months ago.
Others, who believed in his earnest
ness and accepted his ministerial views
concerning correct conduct for church
members, were further shocked by the
latest revelation in regard to their
mysterious pastor, though some of
them still insisted that Horn actually
is the victim of mistaken identity and
will return to vindicate himself in the
eyes of his many accusers.
OLSSON GETS NEW TRIAL
Case Whioh Led to J lid so Han ford's
Resignation Is Remanded.
SEATTLE. Wash. Jan. 15. A new
trial for Leonard Olsson, the Socialist
agitator, whose disbarment from citi
zenshtp by United States District Judge
Cornelius N. Hanford last Spring re
sulted in the bringing of impeachment
charges during the Investigation of
which Judge Hanford resigned, was
provided for in a stipulation signed to
day by United States District Attorney
Beverly W. Coiner and counsel Or
The stipulation provides that the
lower court will be reversed and th?
Olsson case remanded to the United
states District Court at Tacoma tot
Olsson's citizenship papers were can
celled by Judge Hanford on the tech
nical ground tbat he had obtained
them through fraud by testifying that
he was attached to the Constitution of
tho United States while he held oppo
ADMISSION DENIED CASTRO
Venrzuelnn Held tiniltj or Crime In-
nlving Moral Turpitude.
XKW York. Jan. 15. General Don
Cipriani) Castro, formerly President of
Venezuela, detained at Kills Island by
the immigration officials more than
two weeks, was denied admission to
day by the United States by a special
board of Inquiry on the ground that in
his examination he had admitted the
"commission of a crime and felony in
volving 'moral turpitude. "
Immediately after the announcement
that he would not be permitted to en
ter this country Castro declared be
would appeal to the Secretary of Com
merce and Labor.
Cottage Grove. lronrtr Bought.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or.. Jan. 15.
(Special.) The 25-foot lot on Main
street upon which stands the J. P.
Graham store, hu been sold to T. II.
llcmenwiy. Herman Venske w?s 'ne
owner. Mr. Hemenway has not decided
as to what use b wlil make of the
FORMER ACTRESS WHO WILL
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WIFE FORMERLY ACTRESS
British Nobleman to Study Condi
tions and Problems at Panama.
Society Kxpeeted to Make
Much of Visitors.
NEW YORK. Jan. 15. (Special.)
New York society is eagerly awaiting
the arrival of the seventh Earl of
Poulett and the Countess Poulett, who
are now on their way to New York City
from England. Earl Poulett. William
John Lydston. will visit Panama to
study the canal problems and he will
then come to New York City, where he
has many friends.
Society will probably make much of
Countess Poulett, who was Sylvia Lilian
Storey of the Gaiety, herself the daugh
ter of a widely known actor and dancer.
Earl Poulett's title was only made
secure to him 10 years ago. Ha was
born In 1883 and succeeded to the title
in 1399. Just about that time his right
of succession was disputed by a man
who put In a legal claim that he was a
half-brother of the Earl.
Long litigation ensued and it was not
until 1903 that his title was made se
cure by a decision of the courts. Five
years later he met Miss Storey, whom
he married in 190S, after a short court
ship. MAX HELD AT ROSEBCKG HAS
Former Companion's Wife, Posing
as Wedded to Prisoner, Tells of
Murder and Burglaries.
ROSEBURG. Or., Jan. .15. (Special.)
Admitlng that John Torgcrson was
the true name of the man arrested here
Monday, charged with robbing a
dozen or more postoffices sjid business
establishments, of Southern Oregon
during the past two weeks. Mrs. Ar
thur Earl Dietz. who accompanied him
to this city under pretense of being
his wife, has told a remarkable story
In which she described the long chain
of crimes charged against Torgerson
Mrs. Dietz not only admitted that Tor
gerson robbed a number of postoffices
and business establishments of South
em Oregon, but told of how he became
crazed with liquor on the night of De
cember 4. 1912, at Vina, Cal., and. after
shooting up a saloon and store, snot
down and killed James Miller as he
emerged from a hotel. Dietz is a prls
oner at Red Bluff, Cal., in connection
with the murder.
Mrs. Dietz. who has a husband at
Vina, says she joined Torgerson at Red
John Torrenon, Self-Coofeed Rob
ber and Mayer.
iluff. Cal.. following the murder of
lller and the two started for Ore-
n- thnut mnnev to reacn to me
Oregon line, Mrs. Dletx says Torgerson
robbed two northern .aiuornia. pusi
offices and secured sufficient money to
bring them to Ashland. She refused to
divulge the names of tno towns in
,-hlch these postoffices were located.
Arriving at Ashland on Christmas,
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Earl of Poulett.
Mrs. Dietz said Torgerson planned the
series of robberies which included
postoffices nnd business houses at
Medford, Grants Pass, Talent, Rogue
River and Gold Hill. Mrs. Dietz ad
mitted that she had knowledge of the
crimes committed by Torgerson and
that the money Tealized from the rob
beries was used In caring for herself
and babies. Mrs. Dietz says she has no
desire to return to her husband at Vina
and insists that she will remain with
Torgerson In hope that she may be of
assistance to him In the event ho is
turned over to the California officers
AMERICAN "KING" IS DEAD
Captain Adams, Discoverer and
Ruler of Swan Island, Passes.
NEW YORK, Jan. IT,. (Special.)
News of the death of Captain Alonzo
Adams of pneumonia at the Boston
State Hospital was received today.
Captain Adams was born in New Eng
land 65 years ago and was ruler, by
right of discovery, of Swan Island,
which lies in the Caribbean Sea about
100 miles from Nicaragua and is five
miles wide at its broadest stretch and
has 40 miles of coast line.
Forty years ago Captain Adams, then
owner and skipper of the coasting ves
sel Polly Ann, took possession of the
island. There were then about 100
natives on the island. He built a house
there, later put up a lighthouse and in
his "palace" raised a family consist
ing of two sons and two daughters, all
of whom, with the widow, survive him.
Until a year ago Adams was execu
tive, legislative and judicial branch of
all government that Swan Island
About a year ago, when it became
certain the United States wished to
take over Swan Island because of its
proximity to the Panama Canal, as a
coaling station, Captain Adan.s said
good bye to his island and came north
to a farm he had bought at hast riamp
COURT'S LIFE IS EXTENDED
Senate Gives Commerce Tribunal
Chance to Clear Calendar.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. By a vote
of 33 to 20 the Senate today adopted
an amendment to the legislative exec
utive and Judicial appropriation bill
lengthening the life of the Commerce
Court to June 30. Under the existing
law the court would become a thing
of the past after March 4. The exten
slon was made to enable the court to
clear its calendar. The bill will have
to be agreed to by a conference com
mi t tee of the two houses.
The legislative bill carrj-ing approxi
mately $35,385,714 probably will be
The Commerce Court amendment pre
cipitated a lengthy debate. Progres
sives held that the court should be
abolished March '4. Members of the
other parties declared that termination
of the court March 4 would result In
chaotic conditions In the business
STEAMSHIP LINES LIABLE
House Provides Fine for Bringing in
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15. Any steam
ship company bringing an insane alien
into the United States would be liable
to a fine of $200 under an amendment
to the Immigration law passed today by
the House. The amendment also would
increase from $100 to $200 the fine for
bringing in any alien barred by iaw.
The existing law provides for the de
portation of alien Insane, but Imposes
no penalty on tne transportation com
pany bringing them in.
Washington Postmasters Named.
nncnnvuv .T"WK RT'P.KATT. Wash
ington, Jan. IS. The President today
renominated the following Washington
postmasters: . P. R. Parks, Colville:
John C. Davis. Leavenworth; George B.
HOME RULE BILL
Balfour Moves Rejection by
Commons and Premier
ULSTER'S FEARS ARE TOLD
Government Lays Stress on Safe
guards for Protection of Prot
estants, Offering Con
cessions. LONDON. Jan. 15. The starting to
day of the home rule bill on its final
stage in the House of Commons was
the occasion for two speeches which
seldom have been excelled In the
House, one by Prime Minister Asquith,
and the other by Mr. Balfour, formerly
leader of the opposition. Debate fi
nally was adjourned to tomorrow, when
a division will be taken.
When the orders of the day were
called. Mr. Balfour, at the request of
the opposition leader, Andrew Bonar
Law, moved the rejection of the meas
ure. Dealing with the bill In a gen
eral way, Mr. Balfour laid stress on
the case of Ulster, the present condi
tion of which he likened to that of the
American colonies before the Revolu
tion. He charged the government with
showing a dangerous want of appre
ciation of that section and, pointing
his finger at the government bench,
If blood be spilled which. God for
bid the real assassins will be those
who never have had the courage to
face the situation."
Aaqaith Mentions Safeguarda.
Premier Asquith pleaded with the
House to forget the past and give Ire
land what the vast majority demanded.
He laid stress on the safeguards in
troduced in the bill to prevent the
Protestants from being oppressed by
the majority and repeated the govern
ment's offer to introduce other safe
guards if the opposition would outline
what was wanted.
T. P. O'Connor supported the hill in
behalf of the Nationalists. Thomas
C. R. Agar-Robartes. one of the two
Liberals opposing the measure, de
nounced the bill as one of coercion,
and said that unless the Ulster ques
tion were settled, the bill was fore
doomed to failure.
William O'Brien, leader of the Inde
pendent Nationalists, said that while
he could not accept the bill as a final
settlement of the Nationalists' re
quirements, he regarded It as a sin
cere and courageous message of peace
Internal Strife Predicted.
The laborites adhesion to home rule
was declared by James Packer, sitting
James Henry Campbell, leader of the
Ulsterites in the absence of Sir Ed
ward Carson, who, although he had
fought the bill, was unable to be pres
ent because of the illness of his wife,
repeated Ulster's objection to home rule
and declared the bill would produce in
ternecine strife and permanent disaster.
"The government has taken each
group of their supporters in turn," said
Mr. Balfour. "They said to the Irish:
'We will give you nationality': to the
British: "We will give you peace and
tranquillity'; to the taxpayers: 'We will
give you economy.
"They said to the home rulers: 'This
Is a step toward the disintegration of
the United Kingdom." They said to
the Imperialists: 'This is a step towards
closer unity of the Empire.'
"They said to the south and west of
Ireland: 'You have an inalienable right
to be governed by ydurselves according
to your own ideas.'
"They said , to the north and east of
Ireland: 'You will never be so happy
as when governed by other people, ac
cording to their Ideas.'
Peace la Idle Dream.
"The greatest dupes will be the Na
tionalists, who think that the govern
ment is making Ireland a nation, and
the people of this island, who think
that they will be given peace."
"No one would say." continued Mr.
Balfour, "that the Roman Catholics will
prosecute in the old style or deliber
ately persecute the minority at all.
But will that reconcile the minority
in the North of Ireland to live undr
the control of the majority, where for
generations religion and politics have
been mixed and under the control of
the majority who have complete con
trol of education and patronage?
Ulstermen will be in the Irish Parlia
ment to be taxed, n: to tax."
Rising to reply, the Prime Minister
"The sentiments, traditions and mor
al and economic conditions which have
made the Irish question what it now
is. have not been .taken Into considera
tion by the right honorable gentleman.
In spite of past history the Irish Na
tionalist movement has passed from
the stage of sentiment and now is an
organized and practical reality.
Umpire Building- Demands Hinkn.
"We cannot ignore the fact that if
this bill is rejected we will find Btand-
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manent expression of the demand of
a majority of 'the Irish people. I note
the strength of this demand. What
are the opposition going to do?
"It will be pedantry, not statesman
ship, to treat her in any other way than
that proposed under the bill."
The Prime Minister continued:
"In building a great empire it is
always necessary to take the risks we
run. We have been justified by ex
perience: we have had our reward
more than our reward in the increased
loyalty and affection of the empire as
a whole. We believe, confidently be
liveve. that this will happen again.
"It Is no use now analyzing the short
comings on one side or the other. On
both sides bitter words have been spo
ken, bad things done. Time after
time when the two islands were coming
together, the web which seemed about
to be woven over reciprocal interests
and affection has been torn asunder,
as under the spell of some malignant
"Let us do our part to exorcise once
for all this baleful influence and join
two forces meant to be one whom the
chances of history, the seeming caprice
of fortune, the follies and passions of
men have kept apart, in fruitful and
WOMAN HELD PRISONER
DIVORCED WIFE OF PORTLAND
FLORIST RESCUED BY POLICE.
Mrs. W. C. Hoffman Found in Los
Angeles, Where She Had Been
Locked Up Tor Six Weeks.
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 15. (Special.)
Held prisoner in a rooming-house in
the Japanese section for more than six
weeks, under white slavery conditions
said to be without parallel in tho local
police annals, was the story told by
Anna Hoffman, divorced wife of W. C.
Hoffman, of Portland, who was rescued
early this morning by detectives after
her screams had attracted the attention
of a passerby. Whon the officers ar
rived she was praying for death. The
story the woman told the police con
tained details of a revolting character.
When rescued she was in a precarious
condition, and -doubt of her recovery is
Pain and suffering during six weeks
of bondage have given her the appear-,
ance of an old woman.
With Mrs. Hoffman at the time of
her arrest was a man who gave the
name of George F. Chandler. This man
is accused by the girl of being her
keeper during. her imprisonment.
Chandler was arrested at the time of
the raid on the rooms where they were
living. She said she had been under
lock and key all during the time that
Chandler had been her captor.
Mrs. Anna S. Hoffman was the wife
of W. C. Hoffman, of Hoffman Bros.,
florists, for about nine years. She was
divorced in March, 1912. Her former
husband had received two telegrams
In the last few days asking for assist
ance; but she gave no street address,
and he-had telegraphed to find out her
whereabouts. Mrs. Hoffman's maiden
name was Anna S. White!
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An Occasion Extraordinary
Selling Velvet and Corduroy Dresses
That Formerly Retailed Up to $32.50
This sale of dresses is but another example of the exceptional
price reductions you will find here during our Great January
Clearance, the first in our new store, wherein you will find
nothing but new merchandise.
Although this is exclusive apparel, it must be sacrificed;
therefore, you can select any one of these dresses and save less
than half of the former original price.
" In this collection of dresses we are prepared to show you the
smartest styles in one-piece models the velvet and corduroy
in their make up is of an extra good quality, and can be had in
black, navy, brown and gray.
You will find a great diversity of up-to-the-minute styles.
Some of the frocks have dainty yokes and collars of soft laces;
others show the Robespierre collar, and many the Medica
collar. Trimmed with braid, lace and soft, plain colored or
bright plaid silks. Third Floor
At "The Itinera Store"
Our annual January Clearance Sale means to experienced
shoppers the opportunity to buy many of the choice treasures
of our collection at exceptionally attractive prices.
In all our entire assortment there is not an old or undesirable
pattern in the lot, for all linens are brand new, never having
been shown before this Fall.
The goods are offered at very substantial and bona fide re
ductions from our customary retail prices.
The sale includes table cloths, napkins, towels, bedspreads,
sheets, pillow cases, French and domestic linens, real lace
trimmed banquet cloths, tea and tray cloths with napkins to
match, lunch sets and breakfast linens.
While this Great January Sale is half over, we can yet offer
you an extremely wide selection of all staple and fancy linens.
A Thoroughly Enjoyable Route
Take the "Golden Sunset Limited," "Sunset
Express" or "Sunset Route No. 8"
From San Francisco, Third and Townsend streets, via the Coast I-lne.
through Southern California, Arizona, Texas and Louisiana to New Or
leans. Traina electric lighted. Observation-Llbrary-Clubroom Car, Dlnini
car, meals a la carte.
YOU SEE THE SOUTH
and can atop off. If you wish, at
San Antonio, Houston, New uneans or oiner pouus.
THE OCEAN TRIP
-m .a-iLI..! .A,t- -V'nnr Drloani
the Southern Pacific commodious 10,600 ton steamers. KX'-eilnt service
Promenade decks, staterooms, single or en suite, with parlor and uatn.
ONE WAY OR ROUND-TRIP FARES
ame a all rail, and can be used both ways through California to New
Orleans; thence all rail, or rail and steamer, but includo xncais and
berth on steamer.
THFF FINE TRAINS TO SAN FRANCISCO
W sunset 7
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) TODAY, right after 10 o'clock, will call for
4 your car. wash it, polish it and
return it for $1.75 f
k i -r i rvw in v '
of cJ Merit On!
San Francisco. I.os Angeles.
n Vaw Vnrt nn til A trlllf And OrOHIl by
The "Shasta Limited."- California Express and "Nan hran
claco Express." These trains connect with all trains at Han
Francisco for I-os Angeles and South.
For further particulars call at city Ticket Office, 3d and
Washington street. East Morrison depot, vr writ -
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent,