Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
500 SO. PEORIA ST. :
8 TEL. MONROE 353
VoLl,.No.W Chicago, Friday, Feb. 2, 1912, ' One Cent
CIRCUS" CLOWN PREACHES SERMON INEMERGENCY
-WILL JOIN MINISTRY
Memphis, " Tenn., Jan. 26.
aleigh Wilson of this city, a
vqircus clovn,'is to abandon his
profession and become a Meth
Hj One Sunday" afternoon last
'summer l while- Volimar Broth
circus, in which he was ap-
i TTfitri ai - Hi In III F il .lifMi KltHlM HMiaWWimn IIW in I n.iUW
pearing, was playing in Minne
sota, Wilson took a walk. He ran
across a little country church and
decided 4o go inside and listen to
When Wilson entered the
church an usher caught him by
the sleeve and burried him to the
pulpit, where he was introduced
as "Brother Pope." The, truth
was that the deacon had taKen the
circus clown for the Rev. Cade
mus Pope, an itinerant minister,
who was expectecTto fill the pul
pit that afternoon.
Rather than disappoint the
country people, Wilson launched
forth a sermon. The clown
was very much humiliated when
near the close of his sermon Rev.
Pope made his appearance.
Afterwards when Wilson was
I i Wg.Te?g--C;.Ja -,- ...r-..