Saturday, November 23, 2013


Herriman Saturday

Saturday, May 9 1908 -- Herriman does a news roundup today; top headline is that Secretary of the Navy Metcalf is reviewing the fleet in San Francisco.

Then we have an obscure one, probably something about the Daily Telegraph Affair, in which Wilhelm II made some very undiplomatic remarks about his country's aims.

Then we have a cartoon illustrating some of the advances made because of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, including better policing of canned goods, federal oversight of liquor production, and removal of questionable ingredients (like cocaine) from sodas.

Finally, Herriman notes that the population of Los Angeles has reached 300,000. Today it is 3.8 million!


Comments: Post a Comment

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]