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Indictment of John Clemens

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The Grand Jurors of the State of Ohio have indicted John Clemens for the illegal sale of "intoxicating liquors." The indictment is signed by William McKinley, the Prosecuting Attorney for the County of Stark and State of Ohio.

Resource Type: Legal document

Subject: Indictments; Alcohol--Law and legislation

Date: 1870-04-15

Personal diary of Theodore Roosevelt, 1880

Description:

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt for the year 1880. Major events include Roosevelt's graduation from Harvard, entry into Columbia Law School, and a Midwestern hunting trip with Elliott Roosevelt. Roosevelt also engaged, married, and honeymooned with Alice Lee Roosevelt. The diary concludes with notes on Roosevelt's personal finances and "game bag" totals for several years.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: College students--Recreation; College students--Social life and customs; Dinners and dining; Entertaining; Hunting; Outdoor recreation; Education, Higher; Betrothal; Marriage; Honeymoons; Finance, Personal; Massachusetts--Cambridge; Massachusetts--Boston; New York (State)--New York; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Harvard College (1780- ); Columbia University. School of Law; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1880

Prosperity and the flag

Description:

"Prosperity and the Flag" is a song book created for Company A, based in Rochester, New York. The lyrics show support for President William McKinley.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Presidents--Election--Songs and music; Presidents--Public opinion; Antitrust law--Political aspects; Silver question; Imperialism; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904

Date: 1880-1900

Personal diary of Theodore Roosevelt, 1881

Description:

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt for the year 1881. Roosevelt lives in New York City with Alice Lee Roosevelt and attends Columbia Law School. Major events for the year are a summer trip through Europe and Roosevelt's election to the New York State Assembly from the 21st district. The diary concludes with notes on Roosevelt's personal finances.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Dinners and dining; Entertaining; Vacations; Elections; Finance, Personal; New York (State)--New York; Columbia University. School of Law; New York (State). Legislature. Assembly; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Bulloch, Irvine S., 1842-1898

Date: 1881

The hoaxer hoaxed

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Print shows New York Herald editor James Gordon Bennett, holding a shotgun and carrying a bag labeled "Game Bag for Sensations J.G. Bennett", standing next to a scarecrow labeled "$500.00 Herald Cheque" and "This is not the Original Hartman"; the scarecrow, armed with bombs, a knife and a handgun, looks like Leo Hartmann who was apparently involved in the 1879 assassination attempt of Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. Looking over a stone wall is Secretary of State James G. Blaine who stated in the press that he could not make a statement regarding the extradition of Hartmann prior to a request for such action by Russian authorities. In the background, on a mound of earth labeled "Russia", Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, is sitting on a large chair labeled "Chair of Alexander III", reading the "New York Herald"; an opening in the chair is labeled "The Real and Only Hartman Private Office" and shows a man who also looks like Leo Hartmann, waving. Caption: J.G.B. This has been a hard hunt for a sham Hartmann!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Assassination; Anarchists; Intervention (International law); Scarecrows; Hunting; Russia (Federation); Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Alexander II, Emperor of Russia, 1818-1881

Date: 1881-09-07

Broken banks - defaulting cashiers - negligent directors - who is responsible?

Description:

A police officer holds Oscar L. Baldwin, cashier at the Mechanics' National Bank in Newark, by the shoulder while Baldwin, using "Speculation Soap Suds," blows a soap bubble labeled "500,000 Paid in Capital" and "Surplus Fund $400,000" that drips money into a top hat in front of many old men labeled "Bank Director" and investors entering on the right, in the background. At his feet are papers labeled "Cooked Statement." Puck gestures toward the old men and suggests the police officer consider arresting them as well. Caption: Puck to Representative of the Law--"You have got the thief - now take the men who let him steal the money of the trusting depositors."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Saving and investment; Banks and banking; Swindlers and swindling; Scapegoat; Blame; Police; Bubbles; Baldwin, Oscar L.

Date: 1881-11-09

Licensed wreckers - in the hands of the receivers

Description:

Print shows a ship labeled "Wrecked Corporation" and "Insurance Co. Bankrupt" that has wrecked on rocks with a darkened lighthouse labeled "Trust" and "Justice" nearby. The light has been snuffed by "Judge" and "Corruption." Victims of the wreck, some clinging to the ship, others in the water, are labeled "Policy Holder" and "Pillaged Policy Holder." A rope from the ship to shore is held by a "Receiver," a "Lawyer," and a "Shore Shark," and is coiled around a money bag labeled "Fee." Another "Lawyer," using a gaff, reaches for a barrel labeled "Fees" that bobs in the water near the ship. Standing near the lighthouse is a man labeled "Referee" who is holding a pan labeled "False Beacon" that spews illuminated smoke labeled "By Order of the Court." The man burns papers labeled "Waste, Outrageous Extravagance, Extortion, [and] Cost."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Shipwrecks; Corporations; Bankruptcy; Corruption; Insurance; Big business--Finance; Lighthouses; Swindlers and swindling; Lawyers; Lawyers--Fees

Date: 1882-03-15

Hyenas at work

Description:

Print shows a pack of hyenas labeled "N.Y. Commercial, N.Y. Sun, N.Y. Herald, Washtn. Post, The Rosecrans Letters, [and] 306" crowded around a sepulchral monument to James A. Garfield labeled "Fame." Those hyenas labeled "306" are pulling on a rope that spells "Slander" tied to the top of the monument. A lightning bolt labeled "Public Contempt" has severed the rope, spilling the hyenas into an abyss labeled "Oblivion." The number "306" represents the number of delegates who supported Ulysses S. Grant for a third term at the 1880 Republican Convention.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Republican National Convention; Hyenas; Newspapers; Corruption; Tombs; Sepulchral monuments; Public opinion; Abyss; Libel and slander; Contempt (Attitude); Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

Date: 1882-03-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice Lee Roosevelt

Description:

New York State Assemblyman Theodore Roosevelt reports to his wife Alice he has caused quit a stir with his speech against the Elevated Railroad Judges. There is a real fight ahead getting the debate from the table. He wishes he could be with Alice during her "nervous fits." 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Americans--Politics and government; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Judges; Spouses; Love

Date: 1882-04-06

Shade of A.T.S.-- "Oh, if I could only find my body!"

Description:

Print shows the spirit of Alexander Turney Stewart pulling out his hair as Henry Hilton posts "For Sale" notices on Stewart's commercial enterprises, including the "Grand Union Hotel," the "Windsor Hotel," the "Woman's Park Hotel," the "Chicago House," Stewart's Garden City," and his main building at "10th St. & Broadway," after his widow transferred control to Hilton. Joseph Pulitzer pokes Hilton with a closed umbrella. There is an empty sepulchral monument labeled "Sacred to the Memory of A. T. Stew[art], with a sign that states "To Let" in the right foreground.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Commercial buildings; Sepulchral monuments; Hotels; Inheritance and succession; Ghosts; Tombs; Stores, Retail; New York (State)--New York; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Stewart, Alexander Turney, 1803-1876; Hilton, Henry, 1824-1899

Date: 1882-04-26

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