Saturday, March 11, 2017
January 8 1909 -- A Britisher unsuccessfully attempted to ingratiate himself with an L.A. judge by referring to him as "Your Lordship." The judge repeatedly warned the fellow to quit it, to no avail. In the end, he annoyed the judge enough that it may have swayed the case against him. The dispute was over rent of 634 West 35th Street, an address that, as far as I can tell, no longer exists but has since been taken over by an imposing stone warehouse building covering the entire block. The Brit's landlady was awarded $60 for back rent, $10.50 for repairs, $3.50 for utilities, and $2.50 for canned fruit (!) the tenant had eaten.
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons