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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’ 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...

Strike Breakers

The day book. (Chicago, Ill August 31, 1916 Strikebreaking agencies are finding it ‘mighty hard to get strikebreakers for duty in case the threat of a  railroad strike becomes a reality. Tempting offers are being made to land the men who are out of jobs. A big...

Hobo’s Publish Paper

The day book. (Chicago, Ill.)June 09, 1913, HOBOES PUBLISH PAPER The first number of the “Hobo News, dedicated to the interests of the hoboes of America, was published Saturday. The editor of the new paper is Dr.Axel Gustafson, the assistant editorsare S. F....