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"Millionaire Hobo" James Eads How... Jumping from the Statue of Liberty...

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February 06, 1912

VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, February 6, 1912  The front page of the issue carries a report of "James Eads How - 'Millionaire Hobo' Presides at Tramp Congress - Hobos In Convention" with subhead "Delegates at Cincinnati Gathering Hear Talk About Jobs". "...One of the interesting personalities of the convention was Harry Wilson, a Chicago printer, who arrived via the underslung Pullman route with 1000 buttons for distribution bearing the legend 'I am an undesirable citizen.'" This also includes a photo of Mr. How who was a millionaire who dedicated his life to the homeless and migrant workers, published the Hobo News,organized the International Brotherhood Welfare Association, hobo colleges and hobo conventions.

Other articles include: "Jumps from the Statue of Liberty - Dangerous Feat for Moving Picture Firm"; "Part of the Main Floated - After Half of Battleship Ready to Be Towed to Sea"; "Drift to Death on Floating Ice - Woman and Two Men Drown in Niagara Rapids - In View of Thousands"; "Two Dead in Suicide Pact - Woman Who Deserted Rich man and Husband End lives - Found in Death Embrace"; "Revives At Morgue" and much more news and advertisements of the day.

This is complete in 8 pages, evening browning, some small edge tears and with an irregular right margin from flaking. This issue should be handled with care.

Category: The 20th Century