The skinning of a Hobo

The Day book., July 24, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 24 About The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917 SKINNING THE HOBO. We should call it skinning, not robbing, the hobo. I mean by hoboes the men who shock and thrash the grain, help build the railroads and all other con...

Conditions in Photo Shp Factory exposed

CONDITIONS JN PHOTO CARD FACTORY EXPOSED The Day Book today forced an investigation of the photo card factory of Taprell, Loomis & Co., at 1727 Indiana avenue. Conditions there are described as horrible by Mrs. M. E. Franks, the woman who exposed the rot tenness...

Dunning Asylum

Dunning — the name scared Chicagoans for many decades. It was the common name for the Cook County Hospital for the Insane, which served as both an asylum and a poorhouse. Dunning hovers in the background of Alchemy of Bones … playing a prominent role later in...

Trial of Gertrude Patterson

The day book. (Chicago, Ill.)  November 20, 1911   The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) November 20, 1911 Gertrude’ Gibson Patterson was Staged in”the criminal court here.’ today. . – She was on trial for the murder of her husband, Charles’...

Hobo’s Are Not Tramps

The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) May 01, 1913, HOBOES ARE NOT TRAMPS, AS PEOPLE THINK- THEY’RE THE RESULT OF GREED OE CAPITAL BY JANE WHITAKER I am going to tell you of one of the greatest evils inflicted by capital ism upon labor. There are over a million hoboes...

Hobo College to open for First Semester

The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 09, 1916, HOBO COLLEGE TO OPEN FIRST SEMESTER SUNDAY NIGHT The International Hobo College will begin its first semester of the 1916-17 college year with a meeting Sunday night, at which many prominent people of the...

Hobo’ Publish a Paper

The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) June 09, 1913, Image and text provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL The first number of the “Hobo News, dedicated to the interests ofthe hoboes of America, was published Saturday. The editor of...

Golden Rule Jones

The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) January 06, 1917, COCHRAN’S COMMENT THE HOBO. Golden Rule Jones used to tell a story that might help Jack Lait and others understand the hobo. Once a man got out of work in a small town. Not because he didn’t want to work, but...