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HOBO KINGJS,PLEArTO:,CIXY,:GdUNPlL WINS
APPROPRIATION FOR? UNEMPLOYED
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line of silent, hungrymen seeking
employment stood shiv.enng inline
bleak weather inirpntdf-th'e cham
bers of the citycounil' They "were
hoboes, mostly-42Q(Kof tbem.
"There are 5,000of us unemployed
in Seattle today," Jeff '"D&vls,. "King
Jeff Davis, "King of the Hoboes,"
addressing Seattle city council and a
portrait showing him at close range.
of the Hoboes," told the city council
men. "But we don't want charity;
we want work!
"I have seen plenty of want and
misery in my time in all parts of the
world, but conditions are worse in
Seattle than in any place 1 ever came
across. - ,
"I have slept in London . 'flops'
where they work 'em 24 hours a day
three, shifts. I have been in 'flop'
houses in 'Cinci' aiid 'Phi' and have
sleptfin Mother Bird's,missfon in New,
York; but' never briny travels have I