The life of the hobo

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...

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...

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....

King of Hobo’s tells Hobo’s to write home

“WRITE HOME” ORDER OF HOBO KING WILL GLADDEN MANY MOTHER! Letter Writing Scheme of Head of the ‘Hobo Union Is Most Novel Way of Celebrating Washington’s Birthday 400,000 Wandering Sons to Tell a the Folks at Home Where They Ate. Washington’s...