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Hon. B. J. Davis, Georgia, Safe and
, Sane Leader Mr. Davis is one of the out standing dominating personalities among the Negroes in the l\ S. He is 1). G. S. of Georgia Odd Fellows, a link man at a national reputation. His manly stand on all questions, his plain speech, his honest methods, his unassuming manners have conspired to make him a great power in the Odd Fel lows Fraternity and the race. He is obviously one of the safest lead er.,, the race has produced, and it is fortunate that thinking men in the ranks of the Order have long since agreed that he is equal to every responsibility and every duty the Fraternity imposes upon him. His home and headquarters are located in Atlanta, Ga. In this r m : “Fighting Ben” knows no fail ure. A man who stands for so much and who has aehievd so much for the material up building of the raee can not long be stigmatized or held in contempt once his history is well known. Ben Davis is a man of vision and purpose and the great work he has done for his people and his The Hon. Henry Lincoln Johnson ONE OF THE RACES GREATEST ORATORS. A MAN OF NA TIONAL REPUTATION WHOSE FOLLOWING ARE LEGIONS. Few men enjoy the happy dis tinction of being able to lead men and getting result as Ilenry Lin coln Johnson. lie was never known to desert a friend lie was a firm believer in the doctrine of all men up. Ilis advice along alt lines are'eagerly sought and cheer fully acted upon. Not only is he an idol of the people of his state (Georgia) but of America. The i|||c %: .. -1 ’tSfikjL, ■• _tgrgs[j& r ' f*v> ■ SERGT. HENRY C. ROBINSON, 371 Ohio St.. Lexington, Ky. The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm early in life he began to show excellent traits. lie entered the army in 1886 as private in Company K and C 2 >th Infantry, serving 5 years and was discharged. Re-enlisted in 1892 in 24th Infantry Company F and served as private and corporal in same company until 1898. Was transferred to Company I. in 1898 and served as sergeant and quar ter master and Ist sergeant until great city he is highly respected and honored by all classes, lie is held in high regard by the bank ers and business men of his com munity. It was through bis efforts and influence that the great Odd Fel low building and auditorium was erected. That race is being given recognition in the southland. In polities he is anational character. I nder Hen Davis Administration that Georgia Odd Fellows grew from 2.000 members and $4.00 to 45,000 members and $600,000 in 14 years, after paying more than SBO,OOO in litigation. Hen Davis has for himself a name and example worthy of emu lation. No man can do great things without creating enmities. faith in his race stands as a monu ment to his genius for organizing members of the Negro race. As editor of the Atlanta Inde pendent his editorials are dear, concise and forcible and are often quoted by the great metropolitan dailies and magazines. In prog ress anl aehievments he is truly ahead of his time. best brain of this country place him in class to himself in delivery goods. He has spoken all over the country in the interest of the Republican party and is now liv ing up for the forth coming Na tional campaign, lie is slated to speak in Wisconsin during the •arly spring. The word failure is not in his vocabulary. July 11. 1912. the date of retire ment. Sergeant Robinson has spent three /years in Alaska at Camp Skagwav. also some time in Cuba and the Phillipine Islands. Sergeant Robinson wears several badges. Attention may be called to one and that is the Badge of the Society of Santiago. Few men wear this Badge. Others are for heroic services and expert shooting. Sergeant Robinson has a nice home on Ohio street and enjoys talking of his many experi ences while in the army. A SUCCESS Hon. S. W. Williams, Beloit, Wis. President of Wisconsin Race Convention. A conscientious tighter for the right of his people, forcible in ar gument, logical in reasoning, an unselfish leader. He has been in vited to speak in Madison and Milwaukee in the interest of the Race Convention to be held in Madison in July, lie is recognized by the best blood of his city in all civic organizations. SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE WITH THE A. E. F. Pvt. Chas. B. Washington, Hdq. Detachment. O. P. O. 766 November 1, 1918. Mr. Wm. S. Williams, 447 St. Paul Ave., Heloit, Wis. Dear Sir: Please grant me the privilege of congratulating you for the great work that you are doing as the president of the Wisconsin Race Convention; having made a spe cial study of man I could only judge you to be worthy of the above mentioned. This letter might be a surprise, coming from so far away, many, many miles of deep blue water, separates us. I am tonight under the sound of guns, engaged in a cause that is just. I hope this letter will find you and family in the best of health, as I am enjoying together with many comrades. Give my best regards to all friends of Beloit. I had a pleas ant voyage crossing the Atlantic. France is a wonderful place, to go into details would consume too much time, but I hope some day to return and then 1 can tell you more about “No Man’s Land.” Please extend to Mr. Josey mv thanks for the Blade. Papers can give to us news that we would no gain otherwise. My friend Sergt. Coffey, that was with me at your home went to Training Camp and has made good, is now a lieutenant. I wish for the Church much success. Give my best regards to Mr. Josey. I shall not consume any more of your time, 1 will close leaving a world of troubled hearts looking for the dawn of peace. Expecting an early reply, I re main, Very’ respectfully yours. Chas. H. Washington. The Booker T. Washington So cial and Industrial Center * 4 The soldier boys are returning from the war and camp one by one to the center. Corporal J. \\. Minor, Jr., is expected soon and will resume his duties as secretary. Rev. J. S. Woods, the warden spent the Sabbath at Racine and worshipped at the A. M. E. church preaching morning and evening to very large congregations. When you come to .Milwaukee call-at the Center. 21 Cherry strt-ct. es pecially if you are seeking employ ment, or a comfortable home quarters. Those who may be interested in poultry culture and truck farming and would like to join a move ment to establish sueh an industry are cordially invited to attend a meeting for this purpose at the Center Thursday evening Dee. 2D. Miss Sarah Woods has returned from the Amanda Smith School where she has been teaching. The institution was recently destroyed by fire which renders it unfit for use as a home and cliool for girls. Rev. H. Franklin Bray and li v. Geo. Wright, evangelists from the Sunshine Rescue Mission, of Chi cago, were guests at a 6 o’clock dinner at the Center. NO HOARDING OF SUGAR PERMITTED According to the new orders of ! the food administration merchants [are. net limited as to the amount | of sugar they may sell. I Merchants are no longer obliged to keep sugar books. Consumers are warned against purchasing or having in their pos session more than 60 days’ supply of sugar. The rule against hoard ing is still in force. PORO COLLEGE, ST. LOUIS, [MISSOURI —A • \ S DESCRIPTION OF THE PORO BUILDING The PORO Cbllege building southwest corner of St. Ferdinand and Pendleton avenues, was de signed and erected under the su perintendence of Albert E. Groves, architect, and occupies an area of 142x137. It contains 3 sto ries, mezzanine, besides a base ment and roof garden, and is de partment containing 31 booths for shampooing, massaging, manicur ing and chiropody; four separate stores and an auditorium which signed in an adaptation of the co lonial style of architecture. The material used on the exterior is a dark red vitreous brick with white terracotta trimmings cor nice and string courses. It has a reinforced concrete skeleton frame with brick en Quality Gifts For Everyone! 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Slippers A|l Kinds of Jewelry LjKvU 1 Handkerchiefi Silk Stockings ' O* am’"' Bathrobes and Blankets Comforters, Gloves Sweaters, Scarfs, Helmet Wadded Jackets for VISIT OUR ANNUAL JEWELRY SALE RINGS FOR 19 CENTS THIS WEEK VAAS-MAW DRY GOODS COMPANY Telephone: Badger 3551 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY McADOO The attention of the Treasury Department has been called to the fact that there is some mis understanding in various parts of the country to the effect that the beneficiaries under certificates of insurance, held by soldiers who have died, are required to show that they were dependent upon the soldier before they can collect the insurance benefits due. This impression is wholly un founded and is doubtless due to confusion of the insurance provi sions of the War Risk Insurance Act with those relating to com pensation which apply whether the soldier carries insurance or not. If a soldier dies as the result of injury or disease suffered in the line of duty regardless of whether he has applied for and taken out insurance, the compensation is payable to his wife and children, and aBo to his dependent father or mother, or both if he is survived by such dependents. Therefore, awards of compensation to the father or mother of a deceased soldier cannot he made unless proof of their dependency is pre sented. No such conditions, how ever. obtain as to insurance bene fits which are payable to the fath- closing walls and is thoroughly turiug department for PORO products, together with the gen will seat five hundred persons. The building also contains thirty-live offices equipped for doctors, and dentists and also class, dining room, kitchen and 95 dormitory rooms for PORO College which give instructions in the treatment of the scalp and hair, manicuring, etc. A large bath department equipped with tubs, shower, elec tric and vapor baths; also contains a largo steam laundry, emergency hospital room, reception and com mittee rooms. The building is steam heated throughout and is equipped with modern plumbing; contains a model ice and refrig erating plant, which furnishes all the ice water fountains, the soda fountain, and refrigerates the fireproof. It contains a manufae RELEIVES unhealthy scalp diseases, nourishs the hair glands and feeds the hais roots. EVIVES impoverished hair roots by supply ing the necessary oil to stimulate health ful growth. ESTORES life and vigor to dormant hair roots making harsh and stubborn hair grow soft, luxnriant and beautiful. Price 50c a box. Agents wanted everywhere. $1 starts you on the road to success. Write for particulars. REEVONOLA MFG. CO., Box 750, Atiaata, Ga. er or mother or other beneficiary designated by the deceased soldier regardless of whether such bene ficiary is dependent upon the sol dier or otherwise. The annual milk production of Wisconsin amounts to nearly 10,- ice boxes in connection with the pantry and kitchen. It has local and long distance telephones con nections from the rooms, every one of which is an outside room* The building is equipped with a pneumatic carriers, electric pas senger and freight elevators. The building cost upward of $250,000 to build and equip and is one ot the largest and most com plete establishments of its kind in the country. It is owned by the PORO College Company of which Aaron E. Malone is president; Annie M. Pope Turnbo Malone, secretary-treasurer. The institu tion formerly occupied a large residence at 3100 Pine street and has had a rapid growth, due largely to the business ability of Mrs. A. M. Pope-Turnbo-Malone. 000,000,000 pounds, one-tenth of the nation’s total supply. State Fuel Administrator Fitz gerald, who was in Madison Thursday, declared that there is sufficient anthracite in the state to last during the winter.