Herriman Saturday

May 17, 1907 — a cartoon about Johnny Poe, fabled Princeton football player and adventurer. Poe was most likely in Honduras at the time of this incident, trying to be a soldier of fortune and, once again, not finding any action. Good Wiki entry on Poe here.

May 19, 1907 — Herriman suggests an option to Mayor Schmitz of San Francisco. He’s faced with corruption charges, and George helpfully suggests that he might just run off to Honduras to participate in their little war with Nicaragua instead of going to prison.

Apologies for the rotten reproduction on these. We’re coming into another period of less than optimal microfilm.

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