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St. Frances Academy, Baltimore, Md. She received the Rev. Chaplain prize, for the best essay on Christian Doctrine, and the gold music medal given by the Hon. T. J. Fielding, of Maywood, Ill.

Professor W. H. Green, Livingstone College, Salisbury, N. C., has been made president emeritus, and Prof. D. C. Suggs has been elected to succeed him as president.

Miss Ruth Smith has received the degree Bachelor of Arts from Wittenburg College in Springfield, Ohio, with honor in French.

Miss Naida McCollough of Los Angeles was one of the five honor pupils in the graduating class of the Los Angeles High School. She had the distinction of having two parts in the commencement program.

Miss Cecelia E. Smith was awarded two $50 scholarships and two gold honor pins at Lincoln High School, Kansas City, Mo.

H. Eustace Williams was graduated from Fordham University, New York, in law.

David Milburry graduated from the Lebanon, Pa., High School, as the first colored graduate.

L. H. Norwood and N. M. Sykes received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois. Mr. Norwood held one of the four Rea scholarships for the season 1915-16.

Three colored priests were among the graduates to receive the degree of Bachelor of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary in New York City: the Revs. O. H. Brown, S. N. Griffiths and E. C. Young. 

Miss Jennie Osby and Theophilus Mann were awarded gold medals for high averages in American history in the grammar schools in Springfield, Ill.

Dawson Hall at the West Virginia Collegiate Institute, which was destroyed by fire in July, is being rebuilt. The school will open September 19.


THE Philton Holding Company, Inc., directed by P. A. Payton, Jr., a colored real estate man, has purchased six modern elevator apartment houses worth $1,500,000 in Harlem, New York City, for colored people. The buildings are named Attucks, Toussaint, Wheatley, Dunbar, Douglass and Washington Courts.

The salaries of the custodians of the fourteen divisions of the Circuit Court, St. Louis, Mo., have been increased from $60 to $75 a month.

The Southern Pacific has replaced its white help in restaurants in California and Arizona with colored labor.
One hundred colored longshoremen from New Orleans have arrived in France to work for the U. S. Government under contract for one year with salaries ranging from $65 to $100 monthly with board, lodging and medical treatment free.

Colored women are working as section hands on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in St. Louis, Mo., and East St. Louis, Ill.

Two hundred colored stevedores on the Old Dominion piers, Norfolk, Va., have struck.

The Bingham and Garfield mines, Salt Lake City, Utah, are seeking colored labor. 

Colored women are guarding the crossings of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Philadelphia, Pa., and Camden, N. J.

It has been proposed that Secretary Wilson approve as a War emergency proposition the introduction of a bill to establish a colored labor bureau in his department, under a colored person.

Because of prejudice and lack of training, the colored men employed as deliverymen by Kaufman's, "the Big Store" in Pittsburgh, Pa., have been replaced by white employees. Thirty-two of the colored men proved themselves 100 per cent. proficient, 44 falling below the efficiency mark.

The Illinois State Council of Defense is making efforts to stop the migration of Negro laborers from the South.

In an effort to stop the exodus of Negroes, the Central of Georgia, Atlantic Coast Line, Southern and Georgia and Florida Railroads will no longer accept "prepay order" transportation for Negroes migrating from the South.

Because of the exodus of Negro laborers from southern farms, 1,000 Boy Scouts are digging 400,000 bushels of potatoes along the eastern shore of Virginia.

The Industrial Savings Bank in Washington, D. C., has purchased the two-story brick building at 11th and You Streets, which will represent an outlay of $30,000 when completed.

In Shreveport, La., Sheriff T. R. Hughes and Police Chief J. J. Gray blocked plans for the exportation of 200 Negroes to Pittsburgh, Pa.

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In Rockford, Ill., colored men are being employed in the steel mills.

T. J. Elliott, a colored business man in Tulsa, Okla., will open a furnishing store for men and women in the Gurley Building, with a stock valued at $15,000.

At Kiln, Miss., Negro women have taken the place of men in a sawmill.

A. J. Lindermann and Hoverson Company, Milwaukee, Wis., have work for colored molders, mechanics and laboring men.

July 26 was Afro-American Business Day for the colored people in Philadelphia. The object of the effort was to further patronage of colored business enterprises.

West Broad Street School won first honors among colored schools in the waste paper contest of the Savannah Paper Bailing Company. It collected 430,331 pounds of waste paper.

The Savannah, Ga., Home Association, costing $15,000, has been completed. It is a three-story brick structure. On top is a roof garden.

Mrs. J. H. Johnson, a colored farmer's wife of Shawneetown, Okla., has sold 198 pounds of butter since December 1, 1916, and fifty-three dozen eggs. She has a new Ford car which she has bought out of her produce and milk business. 

The Langwell Hotel, Elmira, N. Y., has replaced white girls in the grill room with a colored male force. Mr. G. H. Faucet is the head waiter.

A clothing factory with colored workers is to open in New York City September 1. H. D. McLaughlin, 512 Columbus Avenue, is general manager.

The Waiters' Union, Local 34, Boston, Mass., has invited colored waiters to become members.

The porters on the Canadian Pacific Railroad have been given increased wages. 

White carpenters employed by Albert Tolle, contractor, Hammond, La., have struck because of colored labor.

In Shreveport, La., the City Council has increased the wages of common laborers, which raises the wages of about 75 colored employees of the city from $1.40 to $1.75 per day.

Thirty Italian laborers tried unsuccessfully to oust colored workmen from Camp Meade, the National encampment at Admiral, Md.

At Cincinnati, Ohio, the State Board of Health has warned companies and contractors of Negro labor from the South that they will be held responsible for the health of their employees. 


UNDER the direction of its president, Mrs. Albert S. Reed, the Utopia Neighborhood Club gave its annual Fashion Show, Friday, June 20, at Manhattan Casino, New York City. The affair was in every way a success, besides having a great educational value. All the exhibits were pleasing and modish. The work of the following ladies was represented: Mesdames Catherine B. Reed, J. H. Ready, Hattie Lynch Green, Annie D. Grantland, Essie P. Boston, Laura Williamson, Mrs. James Campbell, Mrs. Charles McDowell, and Miss Muriel Smith, gowns; Mesdames Odessa Gray and Grace Morris, hats; Mrs. Gertrude B. Needles, summer furs.

Mr. H. Fisher has been elected treasurer of the Darby Township Board of Education, Philadelphia County, Pa. He is the only colored member.

Governor Burnquist appointed Attorney W. T. Francis a representative on the Minnesota Public Safety Commission in connection with the Military Draft in the 8th Ward of St. Paul.

Lake Erie steamers, Finaster, Juñeretta, and Octorara, have contracted for twelve colored musicians, members of Local Union 533, A. F. of M., Buffalo, N. Y.

Mr. A. Jackson has been made librarian of the Supreme Court of West Virginia.

The New York Globe and Advertiser is carrying news of colored people. Mr. J. E. Robinson, a colored man, has been selected correspondent.

Dr. W. S. Holder, a colored minister, was elected scribe at the ordination of ministers into the Congregational ministry held at the Broadway Tabernacle Church in New York City. The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon Dr. Holder last June by Oskaloosa College, Iowa. 

John Taylor, a colored man in New York City, rescued Daniel Curran, a white working man 65 years old, from drowning in the Hudson River, after a crowd of white men had watched Curran sink twice. 

The frist prize for "Clean-Up and Paint-Up" during Negro Health Week, April 21-28, offered by Mr. A. W. Clark, Chairman of this bureau in St. Louis, Mo.,
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