Saturday, May 19, 2012


Herriman Saturday

Friday, March 6 1908 -- Herriman takes a little vacation from his now customary place on the sports page to post cartoon commentary on the Pacific Furniture & Lumber Company case. The lawsuit contends that the company was defrauding the government by paying individuals to apply for land claims in the western states. Once the operatives were granted settler claims, they would transfer ownership of the tracts to the company. This afforded Pacific Furniture large tracts of land (and hence vast amounts of lumber on the hoof) in Oregon and California for a very small outlay.


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