'The System,' as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution
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'The System,' as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution

By Franklin Hichborn
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Table of Contents
  • Transcriber’s Note
  • “THE SYSTEM” AS UNCOVERED BY The San Francisco Graft Prosecution
    • CONTENTS
    • PREFACE.
    • CHAPTER I. The Union Labor Party Movement.
    • CHAPTER II. The Ruef Board of Supervisors.
    • CHAPTER III. The San Francisco Ruef Ruled.
    • CHAPTER IV. San Francisco After the Fire.
    • CHAPTER V. Graft Prosecution Opens.
    • CHAPTER VI. Ruef’s Fight to Take the District Attorney’s Office.
    • CHAPTER VII. Oliver Grand Jury Impaneled.
    • CHAPTER VIII. Ruef Loses the District Attorney’s Office.
    • CHAPTER IX. Ruef and Schmitz Indicted.
    • CHAPTER X. Fight to Evade Trial.
    • CHAPTER XI. Ruef a Fugitive.
    • CHAPTER XII. Trapping of the Supervisors.
    • CHAPTER XIII. Confessions of the Supervisors.
    • CHAPTER XIV. The Source of the Bribe Money.
    • CHAPTER XV. Ruef Pleads Guilty to Extortion.[207]
    • CHAPTER XVI. Schmitz Convicted of Extortion.
    • CHAPTER XVII. Schmitz Ousted From Office.
    • CHAPTER XVIII. The Real Fight Begins.
    • CHAPTER XIX. The Glass Trials and Conviction.
    • CHAPTER XX. The Ford Trials and Acquittals.
    • CHAPTER XXI. The San Francisco Election of 1907.
    • CHAPTER XXII. Higher Courts Free Schmitz and Ruef.
    • CHAPTER XXIII. The Defense Becomes Arrogant.
    • CHAPTER XXIV. Jury-Fixing Uncovered.
    • CHAPTER XXV. The Shooting of Heney.
    • CHAPTER XXVI. The Calhoun Trial.
    • CHAPTER XXVII. The San Francisco Election of 1909.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII. Dismissal of the Graft Cases.
    • CHAPTER XXIX. Ruef’s Last Refuge Fails.
    • CHAPTER XXX. Conclusion.
    • APPENDIX
      • JUDGE LAWLOR’S RULING ON MOTION TO DISMISS GRAFT CASES, AUGUST 3, 1910.
      • HOW THE SUPERVISORS WERE BRIBED.
      • GALLAGHER’S ORDER REMOVING LANGDON FROM OFFICE OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
      • THE RUEF “IMMUNITY CONTRACT.”
      • “IMMUNITY CONTRACT” GIVEN SUPERVISORS.
      • DISTRICT ATTORNEY LANGDON’S PLAN FOR REORGANIZING THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT.
      • ROOSEVELT’S LETTER TO SPRECKELS ON THE GRAFT SITUATION.
      • GOVERNOR JOHNSON’S STATEMENT REGARDING RUEF’S IMPRISONMENT.
      • SCHMITZ’S ATTEMPT TO CONTROL SAN FRANCISCO RELIEF FUNDS.
      • RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS OF PROSECUTION FROM JUNE, 1906, TO MAY 17, 1909
        • ITEMS, W. J. BURNS ACCOUNT.
      • ITEMS, W. J. BURNS ACCOUNT.
      • NOTES
    • JUDGE LAWLOR’S RULING ON MOTION TO DISMISS GRAFT CASES, AUGUST 3, 1910.
    • HOW THE SUPERVISORS WERE BRIBED.
    • GALLAGHER’S ORDER REMOVING LANGDON FROM OFFICE OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
    • THE RUEF “IMMUNITY CONTRACT.”
    • “IMMUNITY CONTRACT” GIVEN SUPERVISORS.
    • DISTRICT ATTORNEY LANGDON’S PLAN FOR REORGANIZING THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT.
    • ROOSEVELT’S LETTER TO SPRECKELS ON THE GRAFT SITUATION.
    • GOVERNOR JOHNSON’S STATEMENT REGARDING RUEF’S IMPRISONMENT.
    • SCHMITZ’S ATTEMPT TO CONTROL SAN FRANCISCO RELIEF FUNDS.
    • RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS OF PROSECUTION FROM JUNE, 1906, TO MAY 17, 1909
      • ITEMS, W. J. BURNS ACCOUNT.
    • ITEMS, W. J. BURNS ACCOUNT.
    • NOTES
    • Transcriber’s Note
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