Herriman Saturday

Wednesday, August 12 1908 — Last week we asked the question “is the pen mightier than the sword” in regard to a Herriman cartoon that admonished readers not to blindly follow party bosses when voting in the 1908 California primary election.

Today the returns are in, and the new reformist ‘Lincoln-Roosevelt League’ of the Republican Party, which was trying to upset the corporate-driven Republican machine, failed miserably. Party bosses wanted the Southern Pacific and other large corporations to continue running the Republican Party in California, and the voters dutifully pulled the levers they were told to pull.

Question answered.

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