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A free feast for the congressional colored boys - they are all after a slice

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Print shows several legislators slicing up a large watermelon labeled "River and Harbor Bill" in an effort to carry off a share for themselves, while Chester A. Arthur sleeps in the shade of a tree in the background. George G. Vest carries off a slice labeled "Pistol-Pocket Harbor," James D. Cameron has carved out a small chunk labeled "Washy Washy Creek," Elbridge G. Lapham is eating a slice labeled "Gowanus Back-Water Gutter," and a slice labeled "Blue-Grass Brook" is at the feet of James B. Beck. Beck and Warner Miller work at cutting slices labeled "Wood-Pulp Puddle" and "Skatchekoosis Stream-let," while Lucius Q. C. Lamar and Joseph E. Brown approach from the background, with large knives.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Watermelons; Legislators; Rivers--Law and legislation; Harbors--Law and legislation; United States. Congress; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Miller, Warner, 1838-1918; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Beck, James B. (James Burnie), 1822-1890; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Lapham, Elbridge Gerry, 1814-1890; Brown, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894

Date: 1882-07-26

Letter from Thomas H. Tongue to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Thomas H. Tongue would like President Roosevelt's assistance in order to convince Congressman Burton of Ohio not to withdraw from Congress.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Resignation from office; United States. Congress. House; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rivers and Harbors; Burton, Theodore E. (Theodore Elijah), 1851-1929

Date: 1902-06-09

Telegram from Ethan Allen Hitchcock to James E. Jenkins

Description:

Secretary Hitchcock orders Inspector Jenkins to proceed as quickly as possible to Riverside, California and begin his investigation of the situation among the Native Americans at Warner's Ranch.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Governmental investigations; CupenĖƒo Indians; California--Riverside; California--Warner Springs; United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs

Date: 1903-04-21

Differs with Cooley

Description:

Isham Randolph defends the sanitary district of Chicago and the Calumet Improvement Project against criticism from L. E. Cooley.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Cities and towns--Sanitation; Regulation of rivers and lakes; Illinois--Chicago; Illinois--Chicago River; Illinois--Calumet River; Cooley, Lyman Edgar, 1850-1917

Date: 1903-08-27

Letter from the Team Driver's International Union to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Resolutions adopted by the Cab Driver's Union of Augusta, mainly relating to labor conditions and the case of W. A. Miller.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Cab and omnibus service; Labor policy--U.S. states; Team Drivers' International Union

Date: 1903-09-18

The substance or the shadow?

Description:

John Bull crouches as a bulldog labeled "England" on a narrow bridge spanning a river. He has a large bone labeled "Free Trade" in his mouth and is looking over the side. In his reflection in the water, the bone is labeled "Protection."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bones; Bulldog; Free trade--Protection; John Bull (Symbolic character); Reflections; Rivers; Great Britain

Date: 1903-11-04

Compliments slip from Houghton, Mifflin and Company

Description:

This compliments slip from Houghton, Mifflin and Company contains a logo for The Riverside Press and an address.

Resource Type: Other

Subject: Business communication; Riverside Press (Cambridge, Mass.)

Date: 1904

Telegram from Henry Glass to William H. Moody

Description:

Rivers and other means of communications are being investigated around Yavisa, Panama. The examination of the Bayano rivers and tributaries will commence immediately. Additional work will begin after the arrival of the vessels which are en route.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Naval reconnaissance; Rivers; Panama

Date: 1904-01-01

Letter from H. Glass to William H. Moody

Description:

A translated letter from H. Glass to William H. Moody about navigation routes along the Chucunaque, Tupisa, Tuquesa, and Uounganti rivers, including information about the mindset of Indians who live on or nearby the Chuounaque river.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Indians of Central America; International relations--Environmental aspects; Rivers; Panama

Date: 1904-01-08

Report from John Hubbard to Joseph Bullock Coghlan

Description:

Commander Hubbard reports on military operations in Panama. His report includes notes on rivers, streams, and trails in the vicinity of Chiriqui Lagoon.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Revolution (Panama : 1903); International relations; Rivers; Military operations, Naval; Warships; Panama; United States. Navy

Date: 1904-01-09

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