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•BTBIIY SUMMING UP OF
ENTIRE CASE AGAINST SULLIVAN
ly way in which Attorney Frank C.
Robertson summed up the entire
ease against John T. Sullivan, The
Press believes the public would be
Interested sufficiently to read the
entire argument made before the
city council Saturday night. The
address is too long for newspaper
publication in one Issue, although
Mr. Robertson delivered it in 58
minutes. The first part follows, snd
It will be continued in tomorrow's
Gentlemen of the City Council:
I will but briefly review the facts
In this case, because of the fact
that you gentlemen are used to
dealing with important matters,
and probably understand better
than I the force of all of this testi
mony that has been heard by you
with such patience. In the first
place, the members of the city
council, in one of the most impor
tant municipal hearings that has
ever taken place in the west, have
each day listened to the details of
testimony of the witnesses, one
after the other, in support of these
charges. It is useless and frivolous
to say that a man acting as chief
of police, in full charge of the
safety of the city, in full charge of
the moral welfare of the commun
ity, in full charge of the suppres
sion of vice and crime, when he be
■ comes derelict in his duty, may not
be tried by a tribunal which under
the charter is authorized to remove
him. Now, we will admit, for the
purpose of this argument, that John
T. Sullivan is here for the purpose
of being dealt with according to the
will of this council. The testimony
In this case has been somewhat
prolix, but it was necessarily so.
On the head of this unfortunate
girl, erring though she may be, I
am willing for the mantel of char
ity to fall, because it is not right
that the unfortunate should be op
pressed, even by accusations of
acrimony. This girl, no matter
what her past life may have been,
so far as this testimony was con
cerned, came into the city of Spo
kane, where the maternity of the
child was unknown, and where she
could have been a ladylike and re
spectable girl. But into her path
and before her came a minion of
the law, dressed in the uniform and
wearing the brass buttons of a po
liceman, leaving the beat where he
had been assigned to perform duty,
to meet, night after night, this girl,
until he and she, according to this
testimony, for the period of nine
and more days, occupied together
in improper relations, a room. This
matter was brought to the atten
tion of John T. Sullivan by Captain
Clark, by Mrs. Elliott, by Mr. El
liott; and the plainest obligation on
his part was to go out there and
determine those facts for himself,
and I attribute to these men the
part of ruining this unfortunate girl
and his unhappy old man and old
lady, who in their closing days
hoped to lead the girl along the
paths of purity and a goodly life.
At this time, we refer to the tes
timony of Judge Mann. He made
a full and careful examination of
all of the facts. He came to the
conclusion that there was no wrong
between that girl and old Mr. El
liott. And time went by a criminal
abortion had been committed, a
child had been murdered. Gilder,
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who was on the police force, over
the repeated protests of these inter
ested parties, was still the minion
of the law. Was ne upholding it?
On the contrary. When the prose
cuting attorney was attempting to
investigate this matter, Mr. Gilder
was preparing to make way with
the evidence that would have
shown that he was guilty.
Then an affidavit was taken. This
was an affidavit charging this old
man by this girl with wrongdoing.
John T. Sullivan, as chief of police,
according to this testimony, and in
opposition to this old man, knowing
there had been no cross-examina
tion, of this testimony, knowing It
had not been received in a court of
law, gave currency to it by giving
it into the hands of a man and send
ing him forth to represent the facts
therein made; this in pursuance of
a fixed plan and policy that has
ever, in my opinion, attended the
official acts of this corrupt and un
After the matter had come to
that point, where this crime had
been committed, a notification came
that Gilder had committed a crime
against the law; and then, and not
until then, with the evidence in the
case confessed, then and not until
then did John T. Sullivan do what?
Execute a warrant issued by judge
Hyde to bring this man to justice.
Can it be said for a moment that
this man was deaf or dumb or blind
in his official career? Hasn't he
the testimony of Mrs. Elliott, of
Mr. Elliott, of Mr. Clark and these
other witnesses ? Go out on Sprague
avenue; It is a public repaoach and
shame. You will find being occu
pied in one room Gilder and whom?
—these two people. He even turn
ed, beckoned to the door, and sent
this man (Elliott) out. The relation
o fthese facts alone is almost blood
curdling and almost beyond belief.
JUST ONE MORE
DELIBERATE LIE MAILED
Popular sympathy was over
whelmingly with the prosecution in
the Sullivan trial from the start,
and every point made by Attorney
Frank Robertson, or by any of the
witnesses under examination were
cheered. At oe time there was an
effort made to hiss the assistant
corporation counsl, and Mr. Robert
son promptly rebuked this discour
The public has so long been alive
to conditions in the police depart
ment that It only required such a
hearing as that in the Sullivan
case to convince those who heard
the evidence that their suspicions
were well founded.
The effort to make it appear in
Seventh Auto Accident
at a Bad Cdrrier
Crossing Sprague avenue just
east of Division street Saturday
evening about 5 o'clock, George T.
Libby was struck down by a rap
idly moving automobile, miracu
■ lously escaping death or serious in
jury. The machine was running at
* rate of 30 or 35 miles per hour
and did not stop after the accident,
but put on more speed and disap
peared In the dusk before bystand
ers could read the number or gain
any intelligence of the machine or
its occupants. Mr. Libby, in com
pany with Frank Clapp, of the firm
of Clapp & Clapp, architects, was
returning to his hbme and started
across Sprague avenue. The ma
chine appeared without warning out
ofthe dusk and the front wheel
struck Libby in the side, whirling
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an imported chorus, which we are
told is a good one. All prominent
members of the company will have
parts, and the production will be
of no little magnitude.
Mr. Baker, head of the Baker
stock companies, was in town yes
terday and said that according to
theatrical conditions, which are a
good index of the prosperity of the
country, a big and prospeTous year
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But side by side there is a greater
crime than that. This man, no mat
ter what had been his relations
with anybody, had a right to pro
tect his home against this official
corruption. This old man, by this
man Gilder, a man who was on
the police force, and the only and
sole witness against him, was con
demned unjustly to a sentence by
this court down below, upon a
trumped-up cuarge of carrying con
cealed weapons. This man suffered
a sentence and an imprisonment.
Finally a young attorney here, Mr.
rites, who deserves the greatest
praise, went to work and began to
investigate this matter himself. He
went down to Sullivan and told him
the conditions, that he was morally
certain that wrong was going on,
and asked him for some character
of assistance. And Mr. Sullivan
turned to him, and said in effect,
there was nothing In It. And then
this man, a mere newcomer Into
the city of Spokane, a lawyer, de
termined to do what? Determined
to take a step that Sullivan did not
seem ever to have taken. He sent
for Gilder and said: "Look here,
Gilder, I know perfectly well what
is going on; you have, got that girl
out there, and you are raining irer.
I have looked up the fact that you
have made the complaint against
this old man; I have looked it up
and found that you have, and I will
give you two hours to release this
man, sir." And in two hours, show
ing the complete domination that
Gilder had of this situation, this
man, held for no crime except upon
the mere pretense of being placed
there to keep the peace, at the In
stance of Gilder, was brought and
delivered, a free man, at the door
of this upright young attorney, who
deserves the greatest praise for the
outcome of this matter, for he did
not charge a cent for it.
the newspaper defender of Sulli
van that the applause in the coun
cil chamber came from I. W. W.s
is ridiculous and as false as was
the statement made that the I. W.
W. hooted the name of Sullivan
from soap boxes on Front avenue
yesterday afternoon. There was
no L W. W. meeting on Front ave
nue yesterday afternoon, and none
there last ight, except the mere
announcement will be held in the
hall. At the hall meeting there
was no mention of Sullivan's name.
This talk of the I. W. W. being
the prosecutors of Sullivan is rot
pure and simple, and in keeping
with the deliberate lying that has
marked the newspaper presenta
tion of the Sullivan hearing.
him around and throwing him to
one side upon his head and face.
Mr. Clapp was struck slightly, but
was not injured. Two women who
were crossing in back of the men
escaped the machine by a narrow
margin. Mr. Libby suffered a se
vere shock and numerous minor
bruises on the head, face and limbs.
This is the seventh automobile
accident at the corner of Sprague
and Division this year, all of them
due to rapid and reckless driving.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
EL PASO, Tex.. Nov. 14.—Re
ports from the interior of Mexico
today indicate that the anti-Ameri
can feeing is gradually quieting
down. Aunday passed without out
breaks of any kind, and even in the
state of Jalisco, where the feeling
against Americans is particularly
bitter, the Sunday crowd made no
demonstrations, according to- to
day's advcies. In Mexico City con
ditions are reported practically
normal today, although federal
troops still are held within call to
stop any outbreak that may occur.
BOY SCOUTS ON TRIP.
Indian canyon rang with the
shouts of merry boy-scouts yester
day. The Wolves and Kangaroos
of troop one went on a scouting
expedition and practiced Indian
signals and cooped their own sup-
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STOCKER TO 01
Mayor Pratt this movtiin j
filed with the city clerk notlc s
of the appointment of Gaorg >
W. Stocker as police judge far
the city of Spokane, to sufeee I
Judge 8. A. Mann at thej en I
of his present term. Judge
Stocker wae one of the success
ful candidates for justioe fl the
pesce, succeeding himself in
the election held laat Tuesday.
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One of the features of the open
ing was the receipt of a message
from President Taft, on board the
cruiser Tennessee en route for
Panama, congratulating "the man
agement of the apple show upon
their enterprise and wishing the
showing ail success. The president
said in his message:
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National Apple Show, Spokane,
Wash. —My Dear Sir: Through Sen
ator W. L. Jones I learn that the
Third Annual National Apple Show
will open at Spokane on November
14. May I, through you, extend to
those interested in this exhibition
of the fruits of the orchard my TJest
wishes for a most successful Show?
"Exhibitions of this nature are
doing much to develop the industry
of fruit growing and I trust that the
Apple Show at Spokane may be the
means of much benefit to all who
may have the good fortune to be
able to attend. Sincerely yours,
WM. H. TAFT."
Following the message came an
other which, opening the key'Of tf»e
Western Union wire in Spokane,
said: • '
"Open the Apple Show gates."'
The features of today's program
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convention of the "Live Wires" jin
the main auditorium this afternoon
and evening and the crowning of
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Spokane's, new music hall Is hap-
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seats have been placed ami'uphol
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not <ompleted. The Interior is'
beautifully in a color
scheme of gold with,flowers, while,
the dressing rooms and stage scen
ery is of the finest. The orchestra
will be heated well below the line
of main floor seats and the floor
is of concrete for fire-proof pur
poses. A feature of the building
will be the approach to the upper
gallery by a long inclined walk in
stead of a stairway.
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The appearance of certain bibu
lous individuals in the vicinity of
the police station yesterday morn
ing caused the police to suspicion
that something was wrong, and
when a number of them' came to
the station and asked for drinks
the police quizzed them, with the
result that Nels Swanson, proprie
tor of the Ideal lodging house, and
May Gamble, proprietor of a Front
avenue resort, were arrested on a
charge of selling liquor without a
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.—Mex
ico is satisfied with the efforts of
Texas to prosecute and punish the
men guilty of the burning at the
stake of Antonio Rodriguez at Rock
Springs on November 3. No money
indemnity will be asked, and, if
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Owing to the fact that the police
department has no men available
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Pratt has appointed J. Frese a spe
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The International Union of
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VERDICT IN SULLIVAN CASE
' Continued on Page fourteen.
by the hearing, altogether form a narrative of public affairs In Spokane
the transcript of which will form most Interesting reading to the citizen
seeking light on the operations of Spokane's so-called "reform admlnls- ,
ROTTEN POLICE ADMINISTRATION.
If the administration of Mayor Pratt was not sufficiently discredited
before, the Job was brought to a final finish in the airing of one of the
rottenest police administrations ever brought to light in the northwest.
Police graft and tribute, a gambling game run by the chiefs own brother,
the opening of a house of prostitution seen to by the attorney for the
head of the police department, the shielding of corrupt policemen in their
persecution of citizens until the crime of murder was committed and the
unheard of growth of the licensed social evil along Front avenue—form
a series of chapters on police misrule In Spokane that have been prev
iously been hinted at, but never before shown up In the form of sworn
testimony, under the glare of an official investigation.
Attorney F. C. Robertson, in his final summing up of the case,
showed how, charge by charge, the case against the former head of the
police department had been established. Mr. Robertson's plea was a
plain statement of the facts as shown in the testimony, hut was at the
same time forceful, eloquent and effective. Mr. Robertson, although
nearly exhausted by the strain of the hearing, clearly presented to the
minds of all present the dangers of present conditions and the duty the
city council owed to the citizenship at large in seeing that the evils were
corrected and the public safety placed in better hands.
Prior to the argument of Mr. Robertson, Chief Sullivan was asked
and through his attorney, R. B. Harris, declined to enter any defense.
Councilman Mohr wanted to call Ro sic Elliott at the close of the case of
the prosecution, but Mr. Robertson objected, unless Former Acting Chief
Sullivan would go on With his defense and call her as one of his wit
nesses, and go on the stand himself for cross examination. Sullivan
declined to take any chances along this line, so the city council con
cluded that the hearing was over, and no defense was offered. The coun
cil agreed to meet at 1 p. m. today to make its findings.
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