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The new political pilgrim's progress - passing the ogre

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Members of the 47th Congress carry on their shoulders large money bags labeled "Surplus $150,000,000" and "Appropriations," and a sign that states, "No large appropriations for the Navy whilst Robeson is mixed up with it." At the lead are three men, one dressed in armor labeled "Folger" carrying a sword labeled "Trust" and a shield labeled "Integrity," another carrying a large ledger labeled "Chandler Navy Department," and the third carrying a paper that states "Sen. Harris's Exposure of Robeson." John Sherman and John A. Logan are among the congressmen that follow. They are walking past George M. Robeson as an ogre sitting on a pile of skeletal remains of ships with skulls as figureheads and labeled "U.S.N.," at the entrance to a cave labeled "Naval Committee." Robeson is biting his fingernails. A notice at the entrance to the cave states, "$180,000,000 squandered and stolen during Robeson's management of the Navy 1868-76."  Caption: "...He is, by reason of age, also of the many shrewd brushes that he met with in his younger days, grown so crazy and stiff in his joints, that he can now do little more than sit in his cave's mouth, grinning at Appropriations as they go by, and biting his nails because he cannot come at them."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Economic policy; Corruption; Ghouls and ogres; Skeleton; Ships; Caves; United States. Congress; United States. Navy; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Harris, B. W. (Benjamin Winslow), 1823-1907; Folger, Charles J. (Charles James), 1818-1884

Date: 1882-05-03

The old partners in the new navy job

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John Roach and George M. Robeson, dressed as 16th century soldiers, are performing a song and dance routine on a stage. Roach is holding a paper that states "Contract for new U.S. Cruisers $2,440,000 and 'Extras!' Awarded to John Roach." Caption: When of corruption the public is weary, And the papers have found us out, / Our future then looks dark and dreary, And our profits are involved in doubt / That is the time for disappearing; Just take a header, down you go / But appropriations new are nearing--Bob up serenely from below! --"Olivette" amended.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Corruption; Soldiers; Theater--Performances; United States. Navy Dept.; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897

Date: 1883-07-11

The cruel secretary and the patriotic contractor

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William C. Whitney, Secretary of the Navy, insists that John Roach, a contractor, accompany him on a test cruise before the Navy can sign off on the contract and accept delivery of the ship "Dolphin." Roach, holding a piece of paper that states "Bill for Constructing the Dispatch Boat 'Dolphin' --J. Roach," steps back in fear and does not accept Whitney's offer. Caption: Secretary Whitney - "I can't accept your ship until we have tried her again. Step on board, sir. " / J. R. - "Step on board! No, sir, never! My life is entirely too valuable to the nation. Cut down the bill, and call it square!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Shipbuilding industry; Corruption; Government contractors; United States. Navy; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Roach, John, 1813-1887

Date: 1885-04-01

John Roach's little miscalculation

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Secretary of the Navy William C. Whitney hands a boat labeled "Dolphin" to James G. Blaine who shies away, refusing to accept it. In the background, John Roach, a contractor, who built the ship "Dolphin," is crying because the Cleveland administration has voided his contract. Caption: Secretary Whitney - "Here, Mr. Blaine, this was evidently built in the expectation of your election. We have no use for it."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Corruption; Patronage, Political; Shipbuilding industry; Crying; United States. Navy; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Roach, John, 1813-1887

Date: 1885-05-20

"Ship-building for repairs"

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Secretary of the Navy William C. Whitney carries a large book labeled "Navy Yard Investigations," and confronts George M. Robeson, William E. Chandler, and John Roach, who are cowering at his approach outside the "U.S. Navy Ya[rd] Office." Whitney is gesturing toward sailing ships that are being repaired, among those identified are "Shenandoah: for Building - $463,866, Repairs - $906,481; Ossipee: for Building - $407,064, for Repairs - $1,197,391; Kearsarge: cost - $286.918, Repairs - $1,123,416; [and] Mohican: Repairs cost $900,000." Caption: Secretary Whitney - "It seems to me, Gentlemen, that you have been repairing a damaged party out of a decaying navy."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Boating industry; Shipping; Sailing ships; Sailing ships--Maintenance and repair; Corruption; Patronage, Political; United States. Navy; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Roach, John, 1813-1887

Date: 1885-06-03

There's a new policeman on the beat

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Two crooks labeled "Robeson" and "Roach" walk down a sidewalk, whistling. They are being trailed by William C. Whitney, Secretary of the Navy, as a policeman. Caption: "Cheese it!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Boating industry; Shipping; Corruption; Patronage, Political; Criminals; United States. Navy; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897

Date: 1885-06-24

The three buddensieks of the American navy

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George M. Robeson, William E. Chandler, and John Roach sit on the hull of a ship resting on its side with patches labeled "Repairs" partially covering holes. Caption: A historical picture.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Boating industry; Shipping; Corruption; Civil service reform; United States. Navy; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897

Date: 1885-07-01

Speech at the Union League Club against report of Committee on Political Reform

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Theodore Roosevelt explains why he cannot agree with the report given by the Committee on Political Reform for the Union League. He does agree taxes should be removed from tobacco and sugar, but not alcohol. He also speaks about building up America's naval defenses. Roosevelt goes on to find numerous faults with President Cleveland's administration.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: Tariff; Tobacco; Alcohol--Taxation; Sugar--Taxation; United States. Navy; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1889-01?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt to report that Alfred Thayer Mahan had a great time in London and he had to interfere at the Navy department in an argument between Mahan and Admiral Henry Erben. Jack Astor's book was astonishing. He has been dining with Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and is glad the Senate declared 'hands off' Hawaii.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Dinners and dining; Fighting (Psychology); Hawaii; United States. Congress. Senate; United States. Department of the Navy; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Astor, John Jacob, 1864-1912; Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914; Erben, Henry, 1832-1909; Lodge, Anna Cabot Mills Davis, 1850-1915

Date: 1894-06-03

According to the ideas of our missionary maniacs, the Chinaman must be converted, even if it takes the whole military and naval forces of the two greatest nations of the world to do it

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A British missionary with a bag labeled "£ for Foreign Missions" at his feet and an American missionary with a bag labeled "$" at her feet preach to a Chinese man. At the far left are soldiers of the "English Army" and battleships of the "R.N." with guns labeled "Good Samaritan" and "Revivalist." On the far right are soldiers of the "U.S.A." and battleships of the "U.S.N." with guns labeled "Psalm-Singer," "Sermonizer," and "Deacon."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Missionaries; International relations; China; United States. Navy; Great Britain. Navy Department

Date: 1895-09-25

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