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VOL. 3, NO. 243
Chicago, Tuesday, July 14, 1914
"KEEP SPECIAL PRIVILEGE OUT 0
;tate PR ," SAYS GOVERNO
That's California's Executive's Reply to-Boodler RueFs
i Parole Plea Favoring of Influential Felons Over,
Friendless Ones Does Great Harm. -
Sacramento, Cal., "July 14. Abra
ham Ruef in. prison Ruef , wholesale
grafter and city debaucher, who is
serving a 14-year term in San Quen
tin for his part in the shame of San
Francisco is still so powerful that
the governor of California has felt
called upon to publicly explain why
he opposes his parole at this time.
Product and apostle of special
privilege, Ruef, backed by his legions
of influential 'friends, would carry
that same favoritism into the peni
tentiary, as Governor. Hiram W.
Johnson, views it. w
The convicted boodler is pleading
that the board of prison directors dis
regard in his case its parole policy,
and liberate him pripr to serving half
his net terms, which would expire in
August, 1915. ' s
This the board, tacitly backed by
Governor Johnson, has consistently
refused to do, thereby rousing a
whirlwind "of wrath from Ruef's
"The grossest injustice that could
be committed against the other 3,300
men confined in our state prisons,"
says'Governor Johnson, "would be to
9Sfout the one rftft, poyreffuf and
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