Saturday, November 21, 2015


Herriman Saturday

Friday, October 23 1908 --- Hearst's Archbold / Standard Oil letters continue to be published, and many prominent politicians are, as shown by Herriman, being caught in the web. Now implicated as tools of Standard Oil are Mississippi Senator Anselm McLaurin, Texas Senator Joseph Bailey, Oklahoma Governor Charles Haskell, and Pennsylvania Congressman Joseph Sibley.


Curiously, Sibley was out of office by then; I'm not sure why Herriman would have gone after him.

Perhaps ironically, Haskell would end up going into the oil business after leaving politics.

McLaurin died a few months after this cartoon appeared.

Bailey was the only one whose career seems to have been derailed by the oil scandals.
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