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vX?t j-wi " " ,C2 ?o- A- r vf & iT&7ZV fcr, n" PAGE TWO THE BBOAD AX, CHICAGO, FEBBUABY 19, 1916. t W- lt r "- .""V- Z?,jL v. ,,rv - r 'V'.'vf M'iV''AslBBBiiiiiiiiisssP'Q6!lBiBi3MtHS bbsb ' rl -Y?ssfssBLtH9Q0ViVV'Sfrtsis28 ?-. --.... ,1, .. rsswf i i I ! n Tl .Tr iTi JisaniTTTaTlIBMSMslMWMsWaMnMMMWsBMri iril iffiWssMHsMSMSMsMBBSMBMSSMSMSMSMSMS .BSSSSSSSSSSSSFMMSHsflClf ''tTl''' HiBsi'S3iBMtSSMSSKgdBBSSSSSSyiSgSSiME&SSSSSS8SESSSlBSSSSSSBSS BBBBBBH sU flQKlt f&n H5RBBBcJfeMBHBMBrr 'J9SPKaJfTrP'r4P'TBB MWBSBBBBBBnBBMHBBPVHSHBBBBBBBBBII COL. FRANKLIN Commanding the Eighth Regiment Illinois National Guards who has worked with might and main the past two years to bring around the completion of the new Eighth Regiment Armory. BIG CELEBRATION WASHING TON'S BIRTHDAY. On the afternoon of February 22nd Washington's Birthday, The Nation al Security League, will hold a Mon ster Patriotic Celebration, starting at 2 P. M. A civic parade on Michigan avenue, followed by a mass meeting at the Coliseum at 3 P. M. All citizens are invited to attend the Colisoum mass meeting and unite in making this National Holiday a me morial one from a patriotic and civic standpoint, in arousing our pcoplo to the importance of our country's needs, and to the principles advocated by the League for National efficiency and Preparedness. Admission to the Coliseum is free. Doors open at 2:00 P. M. Briefly here is an outline of the Program. ' Parade is to form at Randolph and Michigan start at 2:00 P. M., com prising bands, floats, National Guard Training Corps. Line of march south on Michigan to 16th street, west to Wabash and north to the Colisoum. After entering the Coliseum there is a presentation of colors. Band concert by Chicago Band Wnu Weil, Conductor. Addresses by Gov. B. P. Dunne Mayor Thompson John Temple Graves Adj. General F. Sii ' A. DENISON. S. Dickson, Illinois National Guard Louis N. Hammerling of New York, President Association Foreign Lan guage Newspapers. Flag Demonstra tion and singing. Thanking you in advance for your enthusiastic support. Yours for success, NATIONAL SECURITY LEAGUE. FATHER OF 41 AGED 95, WEDS WOMAN 39. Special to The Broad Ax Plymouth, N. C W. D. Davis, 94 the father of 41 children, 33 of whom are living, married her yesterday, Mrs. Mason, 39. Twenty-sis children of tho bridegroom witnessed the mar riage ceremony. This is Mr. Davis' fourth venture in matrimony. He says a man is never too old to marry and that old men should marry young women. Mr. Davis has 192 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Most of both witnessed the ceremony today and they almost filled the Church to the exclusion of friends. Mr. Davis is a farmer and is in good health. Despite his numerous relatives he said he was lonesome. Mr. Davis comes from the old stock and he is doing Ms part in helping to leave his foot prints on the sand of time. Editor. The newly completed Eighth Begiment Armory, 35th and Forest Ave., the main building is two hundred and twenty five feet long by one hundred feet wide the Drill or the Dance Hall is one hundred and seventy-six feet long by one hundred feet wide. THE NEW EIGHTH REGIMENT ARMORY WILL BE READY FOR THE GRAND BALL AND HOUSE WARMING MONDAY EVENING, FEB. 21. The New Drill or Dance Hall is One Hundred Feet Wide by One Hundred and Seventy-six Feet Long. Three New Companies of the Regiment Will Be Formed Making Fifteen Companies in All Placing It on a War Footing. Work on the new eighth regiment armory, 35th street and Forest Ave., continues to move forward at rapid strides and everything in tho main part of the armory will be ready for the reception, ball and house warming Monday evening, Feb. 21. Each and every member of the regi ment as .well as the citizens of this city and the State of Illinois should feel very proud over their new armory as it will stand for many years to como as a living monument to the onward march of the Colored soldiers in this country. The main building is 225 feet long by one hundred feet wide, three stories high and when it is fully completed it will be by far the largest and the most up-to-date building in the world of its kind to be occupied by Negro soldiers, the main drill or dance hall is one hundred and seventy-six feet long by one hundred feet wide, ladies and gents rest or comfort rooms are located on the main floor of the armory on the west side of the building, a commodious balcony constructed of solid concrete ex tends clear around the main drill hall the band stand being located in the north end of the balcony, it will con tain one thousand and five hundred new folding chairs, the ladies and gents check rooms will contain one thousand boxes, thereby making it pos sible for each and every one to get their belongings checked in or out without any trouble. Another hall 80 (feet) long by 45 (feet) wide is lo cated on the second floor of the ar i JAMES a NELSON. Captain and quartexmastar of tho Eighth Begiment Illinois National Guards who will stand, at the bead of one! of tho new companies of that re&msat. mory and it will make an ideal hall for fair or large sized dancing par ties, ladies and gents rest or comfort rooms are closely connected with it, a Ipvely little cooking room with gas range, with plenty of dishes and every thing else needed to prepare and serve meals. Three new companies of the regi ment are now being formed one to be known as tho headquarters company and it will be commanded by Capt. Louis B. Anderson, the second of the new companies to be formed will be known as the supply company and it will be commanded by Capt. John L. Fry, the third or last of the new com panies to be created will be the ma chine gun company and it will fall un der the control of the quartermaster's department and be commanded by Capt. James S. Nelson, and with the fifteen companies thus formed the Eighth Regiment Illinois National Guards will be on a war footing and at the drop of the hat it will be ready to rush or march to the front and as sist to defend the stars and stripes. In this connection it must be said that no one has worked any harder the past two or three years in order to bring about the completion of the new Armory than Col. Franklin A. Den ison, frequently during that time he has given his own notes which ran up into- the thousands of dollars in order to raise the money for the purpose of keeping the various contractors moving ahead with the work while waiting to obtain the funds or the money from Springfield, 111., which had been appro priated by the state for its construc tion, during that same length of time he has neglected his law and private business to an alarming extent, for the sole purpose of enabling him to spend as much time as possible around tho ar mory to look after or supervise every detail of its construction, for from its beginning down to the present time he wanted to be in a position to account for every dollar which had been ap propriated for that purpose and to see to it that the contractors lived up to and carried out their contracts to the last letter or minutest details so he must be given full credit for the hard work which he has willingly performed in connection with its construction without pay and for his good intentions in that direction. MAJOR ROBERT One of the head chiefs of the Eighth Regiment Illinois National Guards who will this coming fall be re-nominated and re-elected to the Legislature of Illinois from the Third Senatorial district. LINCOLN-DOUGLASS DAY CELE BRATION UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE APPOMATTOX CLUB AT THE WENDELL PHILLIPS HIGH SCHOOL LAST SUNDAY AFTER NOON WAS A GRAND SUCCESS. Last Sunday afternoon, the Lincoln Douglass celebration was held at the Wendell Phillips High School, 39th street and Prairie avenue, under the auspices of the Appomattox Club and every inch of space on the platform and in the large assembly hall was oc cupied by men and women, who were anxious to hear and learn about those two patron saints of liberty and jus tice, Lincoln and Douglass. Tho following program was rendered to the delight of the vast audience. 1. Introductory remarks by the President of the Appomattox Club, Col. John R. Marshall and presentation of the Chairman of the meeting, Hon. Oscar DePriest. 2. Invocation, Rev. A. J. Carey. 3. Selection, Sth Regiment Band. 4. Address "Our Duty" Hon. John Dill Robertson. 5. Solo, Mr. Hugh Buchanan. 6. Address "Frederick Douglass" Hon. Beauregard F. Moseley. 7. Solo, Mrs. Florence Talbert. "If God bo for us, who can be against us," from Handel's Messiah. 8. Address "Abraham Lincoln" Hon. William Hale Thompson. 9. "Star Spangled Banner" The Audience. 8th Begiment Band. Henry Bunch, 4719 Dearborn street, who was for a long time head bar tender for Harry J. Kelly, 310 State street, passed away the first part of this week. Funeral services were held over his remains Thursday afternoon, his body being shipped to Memr.h!. Tenn., for burial. For our part we are exceedingly proud of Col. Denison proud of the new armory and doubly proud of the Eighth Regiment Illinois National Guards. . R. JACKSON. THE NEGRO FELLOWSHIP LEAGUE. The Negro Fellowship League will join in the "Celebration of the Birth day Anniversary of Frederick Doug lass" Sunday February 20 at Quinn Chapel Church at 3:00 p. m. Last Sunday tho League held no meeting at the Realing Room because of the celebration with the Federated Organizations in its "Lincoln Celebra tion" at Olivet Baptist Church. The Reading Room attendance dur ing the clement weather for tho past week has been very large. The number that made use of the facilities being three hundred one. A number of per sons were given employment. Sunday Fobruary 27, tho League will have a discussion of tho "hoy problem." Dr. Lyon, Judge Harry P. Dolan, and Mr. D. G. Smith Big Brother have been invited to deliver the addresses. All parents who have boys and all who are interested in tho boy problem are invited. JOHN E. HUGHES, Secretary. THE ALPHA SUFFRAGE CLUB. The Alpha Suffrage Club has resumed its regular meeting at the Reading Room 3005 State St. and will meet reg ularly every Wednesday night at tho same place. Alderman Hugh Norris who was to be the speaker at last week's meeting sent word he was ill with la grippe and was unable to attend. The women heard the reports from the conference of the Hiinois Equal Suffrage Asso ciation on the occasion of Mrs. Catt s visit. They also heard reports of plans for conference recommended by Mrs. Catt. Prof. J. B. W. Bowen, of Atlanta, Ga., visited friends in Chicago the part week. fHid S& ,.f v b . -JW lemJH .fc.-V... " - - J-$Jbfji ' r k-v'iSiU.