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Trustees of Institution Decide the
Educator Shall Resign or
Be Removed
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
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
■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. ■ • ,
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."
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.
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.
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
!.<>» 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.
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
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
Forest fires still rage unchecked In the
northwest; additional troops needed.
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
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.
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
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
,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
Call Is Made for Five Hundred
More Troops by Retreating
Forest Rangers
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.
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
The fire at Larchmount has burned
two days and caused a loss estimated
at $15,000.
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
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.
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
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
Congressional Committee Hears
About Contracts Made by
Lawyers with Indians
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.
"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.
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
"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."
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
He asks that the entire correspon
dence be made public.
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
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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.
Oil Magnate Attempts to Stop the
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-
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.
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
JSIJN (jrJLill LAJlllilO. M M)\VH Be. ON TRAINS 10*
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
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
"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. -
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
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
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.
Three Men Once High in Illinois
Central Accused of Grafting
Million and a Half
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.
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
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
"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
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.
"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
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.

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