The Press: Libel, Contempt

Slays for Slaps. A party in the Manhattan boarding house of a Mrs. Mabel McGowan ended in a shooting scrape. Headlined the New York Telegram: LANDLADY SLAYS HOST. Mrs. McGowan sued for $50,000, was denied it last week when the Telegram proved a typographical error had changed "slaps" to "slays."

1/30,000th. Instead of simply "a New York drug company," a story in the New York American indicated that "the York drug company" was involved in bootlegging. The York Drug Co. sued for $100,000, withdrew amicably last week when Hearst attorneys convinced them the...

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