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This edition features a linked Table of Contents and Footnotes
 
CONTENTS
I.     The Union Labor Party Movement     
II.     The Ruef Board of Supervisors     
III.     The San Francisco Ruef Ruled     
IV.     San Francisco After the Fire of 1906     
V.     Graft Prosecution Opens     
VI.     Ruef’s Fight to Take the District Attorney’s Office     
VII.     Oliver Grand Jury Impaneled     
VIII.     Ruef Loses Fight for District Attorney’s Office     
IX.     Ruef and Schmitz Indicted     
X.     Fight to Evade Trial     
XI.     Ruef a Fugitive     
XII.     The Trapping of the Supervisors     
XIII.     Confessions of the Bribe-taking Supervisors     
XIV.     The Source of the Bribe Money     
XV.     Ruef Pleads Guilty to Extortion     
XVI.     Schmitz Convicted of Extortion     
XVII.     Schmitz Ousted from Office     
XVIII.     The Real Fight Begins     
XIX.     The Glass Trials and Conviction     
XX.     The Ford Trials and Acquittals     
XXI.     The San Francisco Election of 1907     
XXII.     Higher Courts Free Schmitz and Ruef     
XXIII.     The Defense Becomes Arrogant     
XXIV.     Jury Fixing Uncovered     
XXV.     The Shooting of Heney     
XXVI.     The Calhoun Trial     
XXVII.     The San Francisco Election of 1909     
XXVIII.     Dismissal of the Graft Cases     
XXIX.     Ruef’s Last Refuge Fails
XXX.     Conclusion     

APPENDIX.
Judge Lawlor’s Ruling in Motion to Dismiss Graft Cases
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’s Relief Funds     
Receipts and Disbursements of the Graft Prosecution

 

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