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Hyenas at work

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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

Those dogs won't fight - they are dying of starvation

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Charles A. Dana, editor of the "Sun," and Stephen B. Elkins, wearing a plumed hat, attempt to push an emaciated dog labeled "Clerical Slanderer" up steps leading to where Grover Cleveland is sitting in a rocking chair. Another dog labeled "Common Slanderer" is lying on its back, apparently dead. Nearby is an overturned bowl labeled "False Witness."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Honesty; Libel and slander; Starvation; Dogs; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897

Date: 1884-08-20

Anything for a scandal

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President McKinley stands at the edge of a mud-hole labeled "Slander" and "Abuse," his right hand raised in a "stop" gesture, and holding in his left hand a mud-splattered American flag. Three diminutive figures are standing in the mud-hole in the process of throwing mud. They are William Jennings Bryan, Joseph Pulitzer labeled "N.Y. World," and William Randolph Hearst labeled "N.Y. Journal." The U.S. Capitol is in the background.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Newspapers; Publishers and publishing; Flags; Libel and slander; Journalism; Imperialism; Washington (D.C.); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

Date: 1898-09-28

Letter from Samuel D. Hodgdon to Theodore Roosevelt

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Samuel D. Hodgdon has received Vice President Roosevelt's denial of the slanderous statement and will attempt to stop the circulation of the statement within his organization. Hodgdon invites Roosevelt to make the principal address at next year's Fourth of July celebration in St. Louis, Missouri.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Libel and slander; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Fourth of July celebrations; Fourth of July orations; Missouri--Saint Louis

Date: 1901-08-24

Letter from Philip G. Peabody to Owen Wister

Description:

Philip G. Peabody complains about a passage President Roosevelt wrote that referred to Thomas Paine as a "dirty little Atheist." In a note to Roosevelt, Owen Wister states that he has no idea what Peabody is talking about and will not respond.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Libel and slander; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809

Date: 1901-09-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Charles Emory Smith

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President Roosevelt inquires whether it would be proper to provide William S. Cowles with the report on the postmaster and the libel suit.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Actions and defenses; Libel and slander; United States. Post Office Department; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1902-01-06

Letter from George F. Becker to Theodore Roosevelt

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George F. Becker writes to explain his wife's connection to a rumor in the papers in which she stated that Mr. Cleveland was no more likely to beat his wife than President Roosevelt would be.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Libel and slander; Rumor

Date: 1903-01-23

Letter from William H. Taft to Elihu Root

Description:

Governor Taft explains the reasons for his support of the prosecution of the Freedom newspaper for libel under the libel and sedition laws of the Philippines. He also argues for the fairness of the laws and the independence of the judiciary in the Philippines. Taft suggests that legal appeals are unlikely to uncover any problems with the rulings.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Freedom of the press--Law and legislation; Libel and slander; Seditious libel; Trials (Libel); Philippines

Date: 1903-02-23

Memorandum from Robert John Wynne

Description:

Robert John Wynne denies allegations from Senator Latimer regarding a statement Wynne made regarding the promotion of women.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Libel and slander; Women employees--Promotions; Latimer, Asbury Churchwell, 1851-1908; Foster, David Johnson, 1857-1912

Date: 1903-03-14

Letter from Elihu Root to Theodore Roosevelt

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Secretary Root encloses a copy of comments by Governor Taft regarding the complaints made by B. F. Mellor and Bert. R. Dorr in relation to the libel and sedition cases in the Philippines.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Sedition; Libel and slander; Philippines; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Mellor, B. F.; Dorr, Bert. R.

Date: 1903-04-18

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