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NUMBER 823 . "XVIUJCj . DU f T?WTWi rKR MONTH NIUIBKIC 823 L IIIKjIU . D\J VvliilN JL O PER MONTH VAN LIEW MUST QUIT PRESIDENCY OF CHICO NORMAL Trustees of Institution Decide the Educator Shall Resign or Be Removed GOVERNOR PRESSES CHARGES Member of Board Friendly to the Doctor Expected to De liver Ultimatum (Associated Press) SACRAMENTO, Aug. 19.—1f Dr. C. C. Van Llew, president of the Chlco state normal school, does not resign, he will be removed and a new head appointed to the institution probably when it meets next Friday. This was decided at a meeting of the normal school board of trustees in the office of Governor Olllett this afternoon, af ter a conference lasting more' than an hour and a half, when the testimony of the recent hearing brought about by charges of Miss Ada Clark of Zamora, l'olo county, that Van Llew had tried to hug her In his office, and others charging unprofessional con duct were reviewed. Not only was the Clark case taken up, but Governor Gillett presented other charges he has In which Van Liew's character Is as sailed. This action follows closely upon the acquittal July 28 last, of Van Liew of five charges mentioned by Governor Olllett when he called for an inves • tigation. Van Llew was acquitted by the votes of Trustees Clifford Cog gins, E. A. Warren and J. F. Camp bell. Florence J. O'Brien and Ed ward Hyatt voted to sustain the charges. NEW "TRUSTEE AT MEETING ■Upon the death >of Trustee Warren, who was one of Van Liew's support ers, shortly after the acquital, the governor appointed Frank M. Ruth erford of Truckee to fill the vacancy and - his first appearance at a meeting of the board was today. It was given out that the meeting was for the pur pose of having Rutherford meet his associates, and that there would be a general discussion on several Im portant matters. Thustee Campbell was not present on account of illness, but Rutherford met the others and took an active part In the discussions. Called together by • Governor Gillett this afternoon, five members of the board met In the governor's office. Those present.were Governor Gillett, Secretary • Florence J. O'Brien, Clif ford Cogging, -Edward Hyatt and the new member, Frank Rutherford. At torney General Webb was also present, but he happened to be In the govern or's office when the trustees came, as Governor Glllott was asking legal ad vice upon_certaln matters relative to the proposed extra session of the leg islature. ■ • , SESSION 19 LIVELY While there was no definite action taken, and the trustees did not or ganize for the transaction of business, there was a lively session' for more than an hour and a half. The dis cussion waxed warm and all of the trustees present participated. Trustee Cogglns was shown where Van Liew stood as far as the other members of the board are concerned and this evidently was the reason for the calling of the meeting. Cogglns was given to understand that if Van Llew did not resign, he would be re moved, and as Cogglns is the staunch friend of Van Liew and has been di recting the president's movements In the controversy, it looks as though he will have to have a talk with Van I/lew In which the question of his res ignation will be the chief topic. The governor presented evidence at hand which shows that the Clark girl's charge is not the only one wherein Van Liew's reputation has been as sailed. He did not mince matters in the least and he has the support of Trustees : O'Brien, Hyatt and Ruther ford. . Trustee Campbell, who was not present on account of Illness, is count ed on the governor's side If the re moval of Van Liew comes to a vote again. - • Asked if he thought that Van Liew would resign before the meeting called for next Friday, Governor Gillett said: ; "I hope so, as that would clear the atmosphere for the board." NEGLECTFUL MAYOR IS OUSTED BY IOWA COURT Official Guilty of Allowing Gam bling Houses to Run DES MOINES, lowa, Aug. 19.—Judge W. E. Wilcocksen at Sigourney today handed down an opinion ousting Thom as J. Phillips as mayor of Ottumwa, lowa. At the trial of the mayor held recently at Ottumwa It was charged by Attorney General Casson, who prose cuted the hearing, that Mayor Phillips was guilty of willful neglect of duty in permitting resorts and the gam bling houses to run and also that the mayor was intoxicated on April 30. On both these charges the court finds the mayor guilty. A third charge that the mayor is dishonest was dismissed by the court. Mayor Phillips is a leading Democrat and was a candidate for governor on the Democratic ticket some years ago. STORK VISITS STORMFIELD REDDING, Conn., Aug. 19.—A daugh ter was born today to Mr. and Mrs. Osslp Gabrilowitsch at Stormflcld, the home of the late Samuel M. Clemens (Mark Twain). Mrs. Gabrilowitsch was before her marriage Miss Clara Clem ens eldest daughter of Mark Twain. NAVAL OFFICER REPRIMANDED WASHINGTON, Aug. ■ 19.—Pound Bullty of leaving his post of duty before relieved and of sleeping on watch, Lieut. Crafton A. Beall, U. S. A., of New York was today reduced thirty one numbers and publicly reprimanded hv the secretary of the navi LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY !.<>» Angeles and vicinity—Fair Saturday; thunder ntorms In the mountain* and east; moderate temperature; light north wind, changing to south. Maximum temperature yesterday 80 degrees; minimum 01. —— LOS ANGELES Marshall Stlmson Issues statement thanking workers for clean govern ment for victory at primary. PAGE 9 Seven societies plan to hold picnics to day. PAGE 9 Recount of ballots cast In primary elec- „ tlon begins under direction of the supervisors. PAGE 9 Pioneers mourn the death of B. Green baum. PAGE 13 Twelvo-year-old girl is kidnaped from home; police arrest suspect, but he denies making away with child. PAGE 9 F. J. Ehrhard of Los Angeles and sister from Salt Lake City reunited after separation of forty years. PAGE 1 Leonard Merrill obtains restraining order to prevent county officials from carrying out hall of records furniture contract. PAGE 8 Democrats plan to begin battle In Cali fornia. ' PAGE 6 Police find two men, woman and beautiful girl of religious cult dying of starvation In Axrcyo Seo\ PACtB 13 Discharged teamster wounds foreman of grading camp near Ivanhoo Station. PAGB 16 Some members of council move to Increase tax rate In order to build better annex to city ball. PAGE) S Corner atone of new home for Union League club will be laid today. PAGE 5 Los Angeles Convention league takes pre liminary action to secure next encamp- - ment of Grand Army of Republic. PAGE! 4 Lincoln Stefflns, well known publicist, ar rives in Los Angeles. PAGE 13 Churches. PAGE 5 Personals. PAGE 5 Mining and oil fields. " PAGE] 6 Building permits. PAGE] 6 Shipping. PAGE 6 Citrus fruit report. PAGE 6 Markets and financial. . • PAGE! 7 News of the courts. , PAGE 8 Municipal affairs. PAGE 8 Sports. PAGES 10-11 Editorial and letter box. PAGE 12 City brevities. '.. PAGE 13 Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 14 Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Pasadena people are' Invited to Join ' conservation organization in that city. PAGE] 14 San Pedro citizens petition chamber of commerce (or help to secure municipal ferry. PAGE 14 Long Beach Jury acquits man charged with picketing Craig shipyard. PAGE 14 Sheriff of' San Bernardino and posse closing on desperado, wanted for at tempted murder. PAGE) 14 H. W. J. Millings. ' Garden Grove rancher, ends life by shooting, press- . Ing trigger with nail. PAGE! 14 Veterans crowd tent city at Huntlngton Beach G. A. R. encampment. ■ PAGE 13 Rescuer painfully Injured In saving girls and escorts from stranded yacht at Long Beach. ■ PAGE) 14 COAST Forest fires still rage unchecked In the northwest; additional troops needed. PAGE 1 Huge forest fires sweep Oregon and a great many lives reported In danger. : , ■ . PAGE 1 Trustees of Chlco normal school de cide that President Van Llew must resign or be removed. PAGE 1 Parker-Browne expedition fall to scale ML MoKinley. PAGE 3 EASTERN Populists nominate Shallenberger for governor, but Democrats turn him ' dwown for Dahhnan. PAGE 1 Attorney McMurray tells congressional committee of enormous fees exacted by lawyers from Indians in land cases. PAGE 1 Three high former officials of Illinois Central arrested on charge of graft- Ing a million and a half from the railroad. PAGE 1 Attorney General Brldgman of Indiana scores department of agriculture. PAGE 2 Harpoon found In whale may explain disappearance of steamer James Duncan. PAQB 3 Trading circles in Wall street manifest uneasiness caused by Insurgents' vic tory In California. PAGE 7 West Point cadets disciplined for browing milk punch. PAGE 3 Politics In Texas are In bemuddled con dition. PAGE 3 President Taft visits haunts of an cestors and finds ha Is distantly ro lated to Senator Aldrlch. PAGE 13 Rush for seats at banquet to be given Roosevelt in Chicago forces hosts to seek larger quarters. PAGE 4 Inventor charges Daniel T. Sully, the "cot ton king," with defrauding him of rights In patent. PAGE 2 Miaslsslpplan, 77 years old, seeks seat In United States senate. PAGE 2 New York bullterrler suddenly goes mad and bites ten children. PAGE 2 Jury selected to try Lee O'Nell Browne on charge of bribing Illinois legislator to vote for Lorlmer tor senator. PAGE 8 MINING AND OIL Conservation problem will receive opposi tion and meeting Thursday night was not representative of all oil men, says Charles P.' Fox. PAOE 6 Guld" strike Is made in Black Buck mine near Proscott. ' ' PAGE 6 Electric Una will be extended to Lucky Boy. PAGE 6 RUMORS GIVE SCARE TO FIRM'S CUSTOMERS ,NEW YORK, Aug. 19.—After a swarm of customers, stirred by rumors, had assembled in front of the office of D. H. Scheftels & Co., curb brokers, this afternoon, B. H. Scheftels issued a statement in part as follows: ■ — "A clique of stock brokers who have been operating for a decline in a group of stocks in which we are interested, circulated a rumor to the effect that we were slow in taking up the securi ties. As a result there ensued a rush to make deliveries and certify all out standing contracts. One of the banks with whom we are doing business and on whom the contracts were drawn, certified until 6:30 p. m., which was thirty minutes after the customary hour. Then they stopped. They could have stopped according to custom thir ty minutes earlier had they wished. "We called on the vice president of the bank at 4 o'clock and he *aye us a statement showing that there whs both a cash credit on outstanding col lections amounting to thousands of dollars in excess of all outstanding claims." SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1910. OREGON FORESTS FLAME DEVOURED; LIVES IN DANGER Call Is Made for Five Hundred More Troops by Retreating Forest Rangers HUGE AREA SWEPT BY FIRE Former Senator Fulton and Other Prominent People Hemmed in by the Blaze (Associated Press) PORTLAND, Aug. 19.—Five hundred mqre troops have been called for by the forestry service to fight the forest fires now spreading in southern Ore gon. Two hundred and fifty men will leave the American Lake encampment, Washington, tomorrow, including two companies of mounted infantry. Horses which have been hauling artillery at the maneuvers will be used as pack animals. It Is feared that one hundred million feet of timber will be destroyed. The soldiers will be divided between the fires now ravaging the Crater lake national forest, where the line of fire extends for eighteen miles, and another fire at Buck lake, thirty-five miles east of Ashland, where, fanned by a fiery wind, the flames have endangered the lives and property of a number of set tlers. Here the roar of the flames may be heard for miles and embers, carried by the gale, set new fires a mile In advance of the parent flames. The Crater lake reserve flres are be ing attacked from both the Medford side and from North Klamath Falls. A call was made tonight by the for estry service for fifty troops for Pine valley near Huntington, Ore., where a fire was discovered today that ifl causing much damage. SETTI.KRS ARE BIAMED According to Information received from Medford today, the bitter feeling which has prevailed between, a num ber of settlers and the forest rangers has a bearing upon the frequency of new flrea. Before the creation of the reserve, settlers occupied unsurveyed lands, but the forestry service decided It was more valuable for the timber than for agricultural purposes. Several forest rangers are reported hemmed in by the lies, and many cat tle are reported to have perished in the fire burning along the Snake, river. In the Wallowa reserve. Ore. The fire at Medcal Springs, Ore., which one company of soldiers, have been com bating since August 16, has broken rrom control. In the midst of the Crater Lake fire district are several prominent Portland people. Including former United States Senator C. W. Fulton and wife and Whitney J. Boise and wife, who were on an automobile tour. A number of Klamath Falls business men and their families are camped in the denger zone. The fire at Larchmount has burned two days and caused a loss estimated at $15,000. NEW FIRES SPRING UP AS OLD ONES SUBDUED Ten Additional Companies of Troops Needed to Fight Mon tana Forest Flames WASHINGTON, Aug. 19.— Forest fires In Montana are spreading and ten additional companies of troops are needed to meet the situation, accord ing to a Joint telegram received today by the interior department and forest service from their field agents. Supervisor Logan of the Glacier Na tional park and Supervisors Haines and Bunker of the Flathead and Black foot National forests, respectively, re ported that the old fires are practi cally under control but that new ones are constantly appearing and that troops are needed to meet the emerg ency. They ask that four companies be sent to the Glacier park and three companies each to the Flathead and Blackfoot forests. Chief Clerk Ucker of the interior de partment who is in the Glacier national park assisting in the fighting of fires, today telegraphed Acting Secretary Pierce that he believed the fire situ ation could be met and the flames kept under control with additional troops but that the conflagration could not be entirely arrested until the advent of rain. Mr. Ucker suggested that some of the flres were of incendiary origin. General Wood, chief of staff of the army, today sent orders for the dis patch of five companies of the four teenth Infantry to the Glacier national park and the Blackfoot and Flathead Indian reservations. Two of these companies are now on their way to posts near Helena, Mont. The three other companies are at the camp of in- Btruction at American lake. It was stated at the war department that there were.no more troops avail able for service in Montana and Wash ington at the present time. FOUR MILLION FEET OF GREEN TIMBER BURNED SEATTLE, Aug. 19.—Only about four million feet of first-class green stand ing timber has been destroyed by for est fires in western Washington this season, according to compilations made yesterday by D. P. Simons, chief war den, of the Washington forest fire as sociation* About 20,000 acres have been burned over this season west of the Cascade mountains, a large part of which, how ever, was logged off. In addition to the green timber, Mr. Simons says that thousands of cords of flre wood (Coatlnued on fag* Two M'MURRAY TELLS OF GREAT FEES PAID BY TRIBES Congressional Committee Hears About Contracts Made by Lawyers with Indians GOVERNMENT NOT CONSULTED Inquisitors Intend to Ascertain How Much Money Was Ob tained of Redskins (Associated Press) SULPHUR, Okla., Aug. 19.—1t was brought out in the testimony of J. F. McMurray before the congressional committee investigating Indian land affairs today that he held as many as half a dozen contracts with the In dians for legal services, all covering the same period of time. McMurray testified under questioning that for general service he had two contracts with the Chickasaws, about $5000 a year each, two with the Choc taws at $5000 a year each, another con tract for special services at a fee of $15,500, only $3000 of which was paid; a yearly expense allowance of $2700 under one contract and other general expenses amounting to $18,000. All this money was in addition to the $750,000 allowed his law firm as a con tingent fee in what are known as the citizenship cases, apd in addition, also to the contracts by which he now seeks to obtain 10 per cent, or $3,000,000, as a contingent fee on the sale of $30,000,000 worth of asphalt and coal lands. TOOK FEES A>'D SALARIES "How Is It that while having so many contracts to represent the In dians generally on regular salaries you got a special contract on a contingent fee basis every time any special case bobbed up?" asked Representative B. W. Saunders of Virginia, a member of the committee. "Isn't it strange that the Indians had to sign so many contracts in order to get their affairs straightened out when the government was supposed to look after a great part of that work?" McMurray answered that he had been Identified with the Indians for so many years they had come to look to him v> take care of their legal affairs. He said hardly an act had been passed by their tribal councils without the sanction of his legal firm. Many of the expanse allowances, the witness said, had been collected by him without the knowledge of the de partment of the interior. Also, he said, many acts passed by the tribal legis lature were not submitted to the presi dent, as it was asserted, way required. LAWYERS RETAINED BY YEAR Asked by Representative Miller of Minnesota whether his work had not tended to lead the Indians away from a close relationship with the govern ment, McMurray said he always had done his utmost to bring the Indians and the government together. It was also shown that the Indians had em ployed other attorneys besides Mc- Murray, each tribe paying $5000 a year and one of the tribes $12,000 a year for special counsel. McMurray was asked concerning the $750,000 paid him by the government in 1905 as his fee in what were known as the citizenship cases. "It has been said," explained Rep resentative C. H. Burke, "that you drew the money from the treasury de^ partment in Washington in the form of $750,000 in thousand-dollar .tills and that you carried in a valise to a hotel, where it was divided between certain persons. "Is this the truth?" "It Is not," said McMurray. "A warrant for $750,000 was handed me. My two law partners and myself then went to the Riggs National bank and on surrendering the warrant we each received one individual check for $250,000. That is all there is to all these stories as to what was done with the money after it was paid over to us." CLAIMS U. S. EMBASSY IN MEXICO REFUSED HIM AID Doctor Avers His Appeal for Help Was Ignored WASHINGTON, Augr. 19.—Applica tion for a writ of mandamus to compel Secretary of State Knox to submit state department records concerning the case of Dr. James E. Buckley of Chicago, who says he was refused help from the American embassy at Mexico City when he was threatened with im prisonment, was filed here today in the district court. Dr. Buckley alleges that James G. Bailey, in charge of the American em bassy, last December ignored an ap peal for aid. The doctor was in danger of arrest on a charge of having admin istered cocaine, in defiance of Mexican law, to a patient suffering from appen dicitis. The patient said the use of the drug was against his wish. When he sought an explanation from Mr. Bailey, the doctor says he was told no attention was paid to such com plaints until the applicant for help "wais already in Jail." Dr. Buckley says he had Senator Jones of Washington write for an explanation from the state de partment. The reply of the depart ment to the senator included only a portion of the letter of advice to the department from Mr. Bailey, and that portion Dr. Buckley characterizes as •,'slanderous and scurrilous and a false defense." He asks that the entire correspon dence be made public. N. Y. DEMOCRATS MEET SARATOGA, N. V., Aug. 19.—The Democratic state committee decided here tonight to hold the next Demo cratic state convention at Rochester on September 2. A resolution express ing regret at the attempt on the life of Mayor Gaynor and hope for his speedy recovery was adopted. Nebraska Democrats Nominate Mayor of Omaha for Governor X*.": 1'" hK^SmI ■HK ! %:>i? /^ JmL ASgFdr m > . JAMES C. UAHLMAN AT LEFT OP A. C.SHAIXENBKRGEK. _•_ POPULISTS NAME LOSING DEMOCRAT Gov. Shallenberger Rejected by His Own Party-Dahlman Secures Candidacy OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 19.—Additional returns from Tuesday's primaries re ceived today and tonight Ihdicate that Mayor James C. Dahlman of this o.ity has secured the Democratic nomination for governor over Governor Shallenber ger by a safe majority. Returns from 1338 precincts out of 1645 In the state give Dahlman 24,949 votes and Shallenberger 22.G52. The remaining precincts unheard from will have to give ShaHen.berger a 5 to 1 vote to overcome this lead. Mayor Dahlman already has started on his election campaign through the state. Governor Shallenberger aban doned his watch of the returns yester day and started to lowa to make a speech, but thus far has declined to ad mit his defeat. Although Shallenberger apparently has been defeated by Mayor Dahlman for the Democratic nomination, he may still go on the ticket as the Populist nominee. Governor Shallenberger was the only candidate for the guberna torial nomination In the Populist pri maries. What action he will take in the matter has not been announced. The official count probably will have to settle the contest in the sixth Ne braska district for the congressional nomination on the Democratic ticket. Available returns give Judge Dean, formerly of the state supreme court, 1906, and "W. R. Taylor, 1000. The re sult in the fourth district is still in doubt as concerns the Democratic nom ination with the chances seemingly in favor of Benjamin F. Good of Wahoo. COUGHING AUTOMOBILES DISTURB JOHN D.'S SLEEP Oil Magnate Attempts to Stop the Nuisance TARRYTOWN, N. V., Aug. 19.— Coughing automobiles disturb the slumbers of John D. Rockefeller, and he wants something done about it. Bed ford Run, which cuts through the Rockefeller estate, and is the main highway for automobile traffic between this point and Pocantico hills, has steep grades, and inconsiderate chauffeurs, burning up the gasoline that Mr. Rockefeller's refineries distill, have a habit of cutting out the mufflers and opening the throttle on the stiff ones. Hence the nightly coughings and bark- Ings. A new sign now stands at the junc tion of Bedford Run and Weber ave nue, directing automobiles to take the lower and more remote road, but the chauffeurs are proverbially heedless. To make the warning effective, Mr. Rockefeller will have to put the pow er of both the Pocantico village board and the Tarrytown town board behind It. He already has made overtures in that direction, but thus far both boards seem inclined to keep open one of their principal thoroughfares to whomever wishes to use it. GILLETT STILL CONSIDERS CALLING SPECIAL SESSION SACRAMENTO, Aug. 19.—Governor Gillett today received copies of ihe pro posed amendments to the state consti tution which the San Francisco Pan ama-Paciflc management wishes con sidered at a special session of the legis lature, so the people may vote next November on the proposition of bond- Ing the state for $5,000,000 in the Inter ests of the 1916 world's fair. The governor said he would decide next Monday whether or not he would call the extraordinary session. "There are many legal questions to be considered in these proposed amend ments," said the governor. "I am going over them and will be able to decide definitely Monday or Tuesday. I am obliged to go out of the city to morrow, but will be back Sunday and will then cake up the matter. I be lieve I will have something to say Monday." OTXT/"1T I? 1 rOPI • DAILY to. ON TRAINS So. JSIJN (jrJLill LAJlllilO. M M)\VH Be. ON TRAINS 10* FINDS HIS SISTER, ABSENT 40 YEARS F. J. Ehrhard of Los Angeles Lo cates Relative Who Came Here on Visit After forty years of separation, which began in their infancy, a brother and sister were reunited yesterday. They are P. J. (Jack) Ehrhard of Temple and New High streets, Los An geles, : ■ Mrs. C. A. Jessen, wife of a civil engineer of Salt Lake city, who is here for a visit and has apartments at 1527 Orange street. Their mother died when Jack was two weeks old, and different relatives assumed the care of the children, both of whom saw the light first in San Francisco. As he was only two weeks old at the time and she was a trifle more than a year old, neither remembers the other, but through all the two score years which divided them they kept themselves informed about the doings and residence of each other, and when they finally met again their joy was unstinted. "Blood is thicker than water, after all," said Mr. Ehrhard. "Do you know that when I saw my sister there was a kind of an electric thrill which went through me that I can account for only because of the fact that she is flesh of my flesh and blood of my blood. And when she began to inquire, in a sisterly way, if I were living a good life, it nade me feel fine, just in think that somebody cares. She called me brother from the beginning, and I call her 'sis.' " Mrs. Jessen, who was accompanied by her daughter Rose, who is about 16 years old, will remain in Los An geles for several months, in which period the brother has planned that she shall see the sights and beauties of Southern California. - ROOSEVELT IS SILENT ABOUT BREAK WITH TAFT Former President Refuses to Dis cuss Rumors of Quarrel BEVERLY, Mass., Aug. 19.—N0 dis position has been shown here yet to make un Informal or official reply to the stories that have come recently from Oyster Bay telling of a serious break between President Taft and Col. Theodore Roosevelt. The president and Mr. Norton absolutely refuse to discuss the matter either officially or unofficially. There Is a general belief in Beverly, however, that Col. Roosevelt, if it has been correctly represented, is laboring under an entire misapprehension and misunderstanding of the facts. There is also a feeling here that a better un derstanding will be had soon. This may be stated upon the fact that Lloyd C. Grlscom, president of the New York Republican county committee, is com ing to Beverly next week. It is also said that William Loeb, jr., made an early visit at the summer capital. Representative Nicholas Longworth, who has been in close relationship with the president during the past two weeks, will see the colonel at Oyster Buy this week. Mr. Lonsworth not only spent several mornings with President Taft on the golf links, but was present at all the recent confer ences. GAYNOR OUT OF DANGER; SITS UP AT HOSPITAL NEW YORK, Aug. 19.—Propped up with pillows. Mayor Gaynor sat up in bed for more than an hour today, read ing and talking to his 7-year-old daugh ter Ruth. After a most satisfactoy day, marked by the last blood test that will be taken, Robert Adamson, the mayor's secretary, said tonight that the sur geons had assured htm the mayor was practically out of danger. >^ CENTS FORMER OFFICIALS OF R.R. ARRESTED FOR HUGE FRAUDS Three Men Once High in Illinois Central Accused of Grafting Million and a Half SCANDAL TO INVOLVE MANY Lawyer Says Only Death Pre vented Arrest of President Rawn of the Monon (Associated Press) CHICAGO, Aug. 19.—Three former officials of the Illinois Central Railroad company were arrested today in con nection with alleged huge frauds by means of which the railroad asserts it was swindled of $1,500,000. The men arrested were: Frank B. Harriman, former general manager of the road. Charles L. Ewing, former manager of lines north of the Ohio. John K. Taylor, formerly general storekeeper of the road. The warrants were sworn to by President Harahan of the railroad con cerned. They charge the three men with conspiracy to cheat and defraud the railroad by false pretenses and with operating a confidence game. Harriman and Ewing were taken to the Harrison street police station. Their bonds of $10,000 each were signed by a professional bondsman. The allegations in the so-called graft case are among the most sensational in which high officials of a great cor poration ever have named. The inves tigation began over a year ago. It reached a crisis last spring when Pres ident Harahan began actions to re cover sums said to aggregate more than $1,000,000 alleged to have been se cured by car repair companies, financed by high officials of the road. DEATH SAVKS BAWN Much of the money Is said to have been repaid privately. The name ot Ira G. Rawn, vice president of the road, who resigned to become president of the Monon and who was found dead recently at his home with a bullet wound In his breast, was brought into the scandal. Murray Nelson, Jr., attor n,ey for the Illinois Central, stated to day that Rawn's death headed off war rants which would have been issued for him. Private detectives who are working under the directions of President Hara han are said to have unearthed frauds other than those connected with padded car repair bills. These are said to In volve the diverting of $1,000,000 or more from new construction. The investiga tors declare they have secured several confessions which will be used in their attempt to fasten the guilt on culpablo persons. Today's developments bring the name of Ewing into the case for the first time. He was seen at his residence by reporters but declined to discuss tho charges against him. Harriman em braced the opportunity to declare his innocence. DECLARES INNOCENCE "I have been approached by an at torney or' detective engaged in this case," said Mr. Harriman. "I am per fectly innocent of any and all charges made against me. I will admit that I have been awaiting some action such, as this in order to refute the charges. I am glad of the opportunity to clear my name. I have always been true to my friends and I want them to know, as wilt be shown in court, that I was always true to the Illinois Cen tral." Harriman's connection with the Illi nois Central covers a period of thirty one years. He began as a civil engi neer's apprentice, served three years as an assistant roadmaster and rose through the grades of construction en gineer, trainmaster and division super intendent to the general managership. An official of the road intimated that other warrants would follow those Is sued today. He^declared that the sys tem of graft unearthed by the rail roads makes political graft look trivial. HABAIIAN STRIKES BLOW "We will get the last man In this conspiracy if It takes us down to the lowest section hand," he declared. "The mass of evidence we have secured dem onstrates that political graft in Its palmiest conditions passes Into Insig nificance beside the hoodwinking of railroad executives by designing under lings. I predict that other roads will wake up and that their awakening will produce more than one senstaion." President Harahan awaited the mi nute details of the investigation before striking. When he considered the time ripe, as he did last night, he took the field himself. He called on Chief Jus tice Olson of the municipal court and with the assistance of a pile of docu ments and photographs laid the case before him. Judge Olson referred him to Judge Bruggemeyer, in the juris diction of whose court the Illinois Cen tral offices are located. Judge Brug gemeyer issued the warrants, but made every effort to keep the fact a secret. Not until the arrests were made this afternoon did the secret leak out. It created a sensation in railroad and so cial circles, where the defendants are well known. Hearing on the warrants was set for next Friday. WOMAN WORTH $30,000,000 EVICTED FROM HER HOME NEW YORK, Aug. 19.—Miss Delli phera Richardson, said to be worth more than J30,000,000, was evicted to day from the home In which she had lived since her birth, 60 years ago, be cause she would not surrender posses sion to the man to whom she had sold it. A city marshal finally had to chop his way through the front door. Miss Richardson is one of the wealth iest women In the world. When her father, Joseph Richardson, died In 1897, she inherited the bulk of his great fortune, and has since lived frugally with a maidon cousin. Although she sold her home, she would never allow the buyer on the premises and he had to make his plans for rebuilding It from outside.