From The Evening World on October 12,1887:
From the September 8, 1902 edition of the Evening World:
Begging Boy’s Honesty Proven.
He Found a Pair of Valuable Opera Glasses in the Street and Gave Them to the Police.
Patrolman Barber, of the West Thirtieth street station, arrested a sharp-eyed German of seventeen years, named Otto Gries, on Fifth avenue. He said the boy was begging. The lad says his parents live in Hesse-Darmstadt, but that he left home to see the world, landing first in London, then in Ecuador and then in New York.
A man who recognized him knew him as a boy who had refused money a few nights ago because he wanted to go to the Newsboys’ Lodging-House and said he did not care to beg. Sergt. Fuchs also recognized the lad as the boy who a month ago had found a pair of valuable opera glasses and given them to a policeman.
The sergeant said he then told the boy to come in and see him if he stood in need, but the boy’s first visit to the station-house afterward was when under arrest.
From the February 10, 1905 edition of the Evening World:
“Uxtry” Pie for Newsboys.
Special Feast at Their Lodging-House on Lincoln’s Birthday.
Lincoln’s Birthday will be celebrated by the boys at the Newsboys’ Lodging House, No. 14 New Chambers street, on Saturday night by a special dinner given by F. Delano Weekes, one of the trustees of the Children’s Aid Society.
Several prominent bankers and brokers from the Wall street district have been invited. There will be an amateur orchestra of fourteen pieces, moving pictures, and 150 newsboys will sing popular and other songs to the accompaniment of the orchestra.
Jig and buck dancing, boxing, Indian club swinging and other features will be included in the entertainment.
Mr. Heig, the superintendent, has been very busy all the week buying turkeys, chickens and pie.