THE FIRST LETTER.
On the Road, East.
April 2nd, 1915.
Here’s welcoming the “Hobo News” and its Editor, what a field you should have, O paper!
What good you should accomplish!
What a multitude of sad and lonely lives you should strengthen!
What a world of economic darkness and gloom you should dispel!
Oh, Paper of the Masses of the proletariat. May you ever be true to the highest and the best; generous to the adversary and fearless in the championship of the weak and oppressed.
JAMES EADS HOW.