Miscellany: Convention

In St. Louis, Perpetual King Jeff Davis opened the 29th annual "greatest and best" convention of the Hoboes of America. In a grimy hall in the flophouse district, 100 delegates heard greetings from Ohio's Representative Herbert S. ("Brother Bo") Bigelow, New York's Senator Royal S. Copeland, Warden Lewis E. Lawes of Sing Sing who sent a $10 contribution, President William Green of the American Federation of Labor. Unanimously the hoboes voted to lobby for benches and cots in railroad boxcars and a special 1¢-a-mile hobo rail rate, applauded King Davis when he...

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