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concerned is as complete organization of the employes as that of
the employers. In other words the pressmen, stereotypers, print
ers, drivers, newsboys and all other employes are in the same boat.
"KING OF TJHE HOBOES"
SENDS SCABS HERE.
One -of life's little1 ,mysterjes
heretofore has been James Eads
Howe of St. Louis, millionaire
"king of the hoboes."
Just why Howe, a milionaire
and a man foitd of all the luxuries
a millionaire can buy should have
chosen to associate with hoboes,
should have chosen to organize
hoboes and to caill himself their
"king," never has been under
stood. Howe yesterday telegraphed
flip manap-M-s of the Chicago rail
roads tha,t he coufd send Ithem
50,000 of his hoboes to break the
strike of the Freight Handlers'
Union of Chicago.
The vanguard of Howe's
strike-breaking hpboes will ar
rive in Chicago-today and union
men will have the pleasure of see
ing their places taken by men
who themselves admit they are
hoboes, men without homes,
without families, the parasites of
Several thousand of Howe's
hoboes are working on the Illi
nois Central and Harriman rail
roads now. They are taking the
places of the shopmen whowent
orf strike seven months ago wfien
their right to federation was de
nied by the railroads.
Of course, it is justr possible
that James Eads Howe, million
aire, IS supplying &iriK.c-uictinug
heart and the desire to seethe h'o
boes of theVountry work for their
That is possible. But it isn't
very probable. It' is much mooe
likely that James Eads Howe is
increasing his millions by supply
ing the bosses who wish to break
up the unions with hobo strike
breakers. And that might.explain why a
millionaire should have shown
such a fondness for thesociety of
hoboes and fotthe life of the panhandler.
S SOME JOB! '
IT 11? ,.. Urs t
Jf wKy '
"If your father doesn't work,
what does he do?"
'Time mostly, mum. He got
six months ag'in-yesterday."
Paris is thinking socialistically
of investing $38,000,000 in lots
and buildings whose rental will
be within reach of the poor. Nice
quick way to bust the landlords
Hoboes ,out p jmre kindliness of j trust, or another.
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