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Jesse Binga Chicago. Ill. :\r n. 13 Ir\GA is th found r and owner of the first banking in-titution to 1)(' owned and op rated by Negro in hicago. Hi bank is the first ~egro bank west of the AlleO'han.,· Mountain.. and has been a sucee . from the start. 1\1r. llinO'a wa born in Detroit, 1869. He r ceiv d hi education in the publi chool of that ity. At the dose of hi. ehool life, he worked at various occupation, and at the age of nineteen, havin<Y moved to ChicaO'o, he began his bu ine s life as a peddler of fruit and vegetables. He accumulated orne money, and in 1896 made • hi fir t venture in real estate. Hi suece in thi dir ction wa immediate and pronounced, and to-day he is the mo t ,,;del~'-known Jegro real estate Jesse Binga dealer in the" e t and Korthwe t. It is said that he ('ontrol. property worth more than a million dollar.. and that he ('oiled rent from "home property" o('('upied b.,' more than three hundred t nant . A. agent. he disposed of . orne property to a we tern railroad com pan.,' for a new. tat ion in hicugo, and it is aid he received t 60.000 more than the owner exp ted for Ihe lot. Hi real ('state eommissions for one month ex e d d $5,000. In eplemher. 190 . h open d the "Je e BinO'a Bank." In one ycar Ih institution, whi h doc. a omm rcial banking, handl s. avin~s a (·ounts. manage stat ,loan on mortgage, operales It sardy deposit d partm nt, and all nel to real e tat, had fiye lllllldred dl'po. itor. in th savin's d partm nt, and indud d among its patron_ in the commercial department many prominent husine.. men of hicago. Ir. Binga has an ambition to intere t Tegro bu in men within the next three year. in a national bankinO' in titution, to be located in Chicao-o, and to b owned and managed by l\egroe.. The eolored churehe. and ecret cietie. of Chicago haye nearly, '2,000,000 depo ited among the everal bank of the city. and Mr. Binga think. that hi bank b inO' the only bank eonducled by •egr I' will receive a larg hare of thi bu ines in the future. 420 Dr. Daniel H. Williallls Chicago. 111. DR. WILLIAMS ha been called " by far the most conspicuou of egro physicians for his skill as a surgeon and his unique contribution to science." He wa born at Hollidaysburg, Pa., January 18, 1858. His early education wa obtained at Holliday burg and at Annapolis, Md. At the age of twelve he went to Janesville, Wi., and began a year later to support himself. He graduated from the Janesville High School and a secular academy and took a cour I' in a business college. He spent two years in the office of Surgeon-General Palmer, of Wisconsin, and later attended Chicago Medical College, now orthwestern University, from which he was graduated in 1883, when he began the practice of medicine in Chicago where he has since lived. Dr. D. H. Williams He has been a member of the TIlinois State Board of Health, attending surgeon of Cook County Hospital, Chicago, surgeonin- chief of the Freedmen's Hospital, Washington, and profe or of clinical surgery at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn. In January, 1909, he was appointed on the staff of t. Luke' Hospital, Chicago. A number of the surgical ca e of Dr. Williams have attracted the attention of the medical world. He successfully operated on the fir t ca e on record of a stab wound of the heart and of the p ricardium, the first succe ful, or unsuccessful, case of suture ever recorded." He publi hed in the Annals of Surgery, a paper of O'reat importance on" Penetrating 'Vounds of the Chest, Perforating the Diaphragm and Involving the Abdominal Viscera." In 1902 a medical journal published an article again t Jegro phy ician, tating that the form of the egro head was such that member of the race could never hope to gain efficiency in uch a profes ion. It i reported that the editors WTote Dr. William , in blis ful ignorance of his race, saying that they had read hi paper entitled, " A Report of Two Case of Cresarean Seetion under Po itive Indication , with Termination in Re-covery," and adding, "You are an attractive writer; i it po ible to get you to do a little editorial writing for u ?"
:\r n. 13 Ir\GA is th found r and owner of the first banking in-titution
to 1)(' owned and op rated by Negro in hicago.
Hi bank is the first ~egro bank west of the AlleO'han.,· Mountain..
and has been a sucee . from the start.
1\1r. llinO'a wa born in Detroit,
1869. He r ceiv d hi education in
the publi chool of that ity. At the
dose of hi. ehool life, he worked at
various occupation, and at the age of