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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, ggg Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. T Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St. 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 3, NO, 123
Chicago, Saturday, Feb. 21, 1914
"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 Birthday will be
celebrated tomorrow as never before.
Four hundred' thousand "homeless
wanderers in this country will write
The lost trails of the. nomadic
thousands will come out af the wil
derness tomorrow and merge with
the beaten highway pf civiljzid life
where home and friends, regular
meals and respectability have their
Jeff Davis, king of the hoboes, who
rules 400,001) subjects and 33 lesser
kingdoms, known as locals (if there
be such a, thing as a local for a hobo),
has sent out the word, and even the
gay cat, stew bum,.yeggv plain tramp
and 'buride-stiff will hear,"
. Jeff reached Portland, Ore., re
cently and found "a mail" Waiting
him. He took off bis battered over
coat, laid aside (that walking stick
with the queehls own silver insignia
on it, rolled up his sleeves and piled
into the mail.
There were about 50 letters from
mothers all over the country asking
.him to help them locate their boys.
(Last year the Hobo union sent home
"Say, this thing has to stop right
here," said Jeff when he got through
all those heart-breaking appeals.
"These ginks are going to write
hoine and they are going to do it
right away." And what Jeff Davis
says GOES in the Homeless Army.
So now the word is going to the
33 locals throughout the country and
thence tothV400,000 homeless. By