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CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY MAY 6, 1922.
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JULIUS F. TAYLOR
Editor and Publisher
DR. M. A. MAJORS
4700 South State Street
Phone Drexel 1416
May 6, 1922
jintered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
iV, 1902. at the Post Office at Chicago,
IH. Under Act of March 8, 1879.
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INTERESTING STORY OF
MESSRS. MURPHY, SIMMS
AND OTHER RACE
All the foregoing would rank with
Loftus, Sande or any other high
class jockey of more recent days.
They were not all by any means.
Such others as "Monk" Overton,
Isaac Lewis. Felix Carr, "Tiny" Wil
liams, E. West, J. Winkfield, Jerry
Chorn, Link Jones, Bob Isom, Tom
my Knight, James (Soup) Perkins,
Tom Britton," James Lee, J. Porter,
"Pete" Clay, Chevalier, Hoggett and
ethers that coald be mentioned were
masterly riders, credited with great
feat of horsemanship at one time and
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ftCTcbill Downs July 5, 1916, when
he piloted the winnrs of the day's
card of wtrac?
' Monk" Oven r "de the winners
of six races at Washington Park July
16, 1891. He had no mount in one
of the seven races of the day, but
made a clean sweep of the other six.
. Overton was of the Hamilton type,
a square, powerful young man and
excelled in holding hard-headed horses
together and driving them in a finish
when they had a chance.
There never was a greater .favorite,
than Felix Carr was on the Chicago
and San Francisco race tracks in the
days when he was lightweight rider
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First Assistant Corporation Counsel of Chicago, Who Is Very-
Wise for His Day and Generation; Frequently, m the past,
He Has Ahly Served As the Head Corporation Counsel of
Chicago and As Its Acting Mayor.
for Barney Schreiber. For some oc
cult reason among the things not to
be accounted for he was immensely
popular with the feminine patrons.
Their shrill war cry, "Come on you
Felix," ascended to the high heavens
when his mounts began to show in the
stretch and, as a rule, Felix was com
ing with such effect that these implor
ings were changed to jubilant notes
of rejoicing. He was then a merry
little "coon" and he surely could ride.
R. (Tiny) Williams was a rider of
great power and dash and extremely
effective on two-year-olds. "Soup"
Perkins was good enough for any
man's stable. He rode Prince Lief
and defeated Simms on Ben Brush in
the St Louis Derby and won the
Kentucky Derby on the grand colt
Halma. Winkfield was ?nother ex
tremely capable jockey who is still
riding, but in France. He had Ken
tucky Derbys to his credit on His
Eminence and Allan-a-Dale in 1901
and 1902. Also a Latonia Derby on
Hernando. J. Knight rode Dick
Welles in all of his notable races and
Pete Clay is inseparable from the
fame of the wonderful "Coal Black
Lady" Imp, the two being a combina
tion of great celebrity on the New
Prior to being nearly killed by a
fall at Washington Park, Tom Brit
ton was a star, bold, skillful and a
topnotch finisher. He won the Ten
nessee Derby of 1891 on Valera and
of 1892 on Tom Elliott, as well as the
Kentucky Oaks of 1891 on Miss Haw
kins. From the Daily Racing Form,
William Simms is still living down
in New Jersey, and it is said that
while being engaged as a race horse
jockey he saved considerable money;
and it will be recalled that only a
few months ago the Chicago de
fender, in order to sell a few extra
blood-and-thunder copies of the paper,
no doubt, published a long story to
the effect that William Simms, the
once famous colored jockey, who Was
well and favorably known among race
horse men the world over, had sunk
so low in the scales of humanity that
he was now hitting the real "dope"
all the time; that he had been arrested
in this city about that time; and that
one of the judges of the Municipal
Court of Chicago, sitting at the Clark
Street police station had fined him
for permitting himself to become a
common tramp or vagrant, and had
sent him to the bridewell for 20 or
Mr. Simms read that highly colored
up story, which did not contain one
grain of truth in it, down at his
beautiful home in New Jersey, and
he sent a red hot statement back to
the Chicago defender which Col. Rob
ert S. Abbott gladly published, re
tracting or skinning back everything
which had appeared in its columns in
relation to the arrest of Mr. Simms
and being fined and sent to the bride
well in Chicago as a common tramp
and heavy user of "dope."
Col. Abbott was dead anxious to
sidestep a big libel suit and he was
almost willing to stand on his head
in order to quiet Mr. Simms down.
Col. Dan M. Jackson, Mr. Joseph
H. Hudlun, the late Robert T.
Motts, and many of the other old
timers residing in this city were warm
friends of Isaac Murphy, William
Simms and several other of the suc
cessful race horse jockeys whom they
knew were on the square and when
ever they rode in the great American
Derbys they would lay a little money
down on them coming in under the
wire far ahead of the other riders.
ALUMNI MEETING CALLED
The regular biennial meeting of the
Alumni Association of the Virginia
Normal and Industrial Institute at
Petersburg, Va., has been called by
the president, M. T. Bailey, 3638
South State Street, to convene on the
8th and 9th of June at the Instihie.
This is to be the greatest meeting
in the history of the Association and
every member, wherever they are,
have been individually urged upon to
come- again to the school and to learn
of the great work and good being ac
complished by the Association under
the present administration. M. T.
Bailey has served for eighteen years
The welcoming address on behalf
of the graduates and members will
be delivered by Dr. John M. Gandy,
president of the school. The principal
address before the Association will be
delivered by Mrs. Ora Brown-Stokes
of Richmond, a member of the class
Dr. Robert R. Moton, principal of
Tuskegee Institute, who will deliver
the commencement address before the
graduating class of the V. N. & L L,
on June 9, has been invited to arrive
in time at the Institute to be present
at the exercises of the Alumni Asso
ciation and banquet on June 8.
Among the many graduates who
have gone out into the world and
who have made a success of life, some
holding responsible positions, will re
turn to the old school of learning on
this occasion, are Hons. Arthur G.
Froe, Recorder of Deeds, Washing
ton, D. C; John T. Oatneal Justice
of Peace; Washington Courthouse,
Ohio; William H. Lewis of Boston:
Prot Joseph.iL. Whiting of Tuskegee
lastitHte; Dr. G. H. Carroll of Prtis-
fearg, sad many; others tod numerous
THE LINCOLN STATE BANK CELE
BRATED ITS TENTH ANNIVER
SARY AND DEDICATED ITS NEW
COMMERCIAL BANKING BUILDING.
ITS OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS HELD
- AN INFORMAL "AT HOME" FROM
MONDAY, MAY 1, TO SATURDAY,
HON. GEORGE F. LEIBRANDT, PRESI
DENT OF THE LINCOLN STATE
BANK, WAS PRESENTED WITH
MANY HUGE BASKETS OF AMERI
CAN BEAUTY ROSES AND CARNA
TIONS BY SOME OF THE LEADING
BANKERS IN THIS CITY AND IN
OTHER SECTIONS OF THE COUNTRY.
THE LINCOLN STATE BANK HAS
HAD A REMARKABLE SOLID
GROWTH SINCE ITS INCEPTION
TEN YEARS AGO AND IT NOW
BANKING OR FINANCIAL INSTITU
TIONS IN THE MIDDLE WEST.
The officers and directors of the
Lincoln State Bank invited everybody
on the South Side seemingly, includ
ing white and colored men, women
and children, to come and join in as
sisting at the dedication of the new
Commercial Banking building, located
at No. 9-11 East 31st Street, near
State, and to assist to celebrate the
tenth anniversary of the founding of
the Linpoln State Bank. May 1, 1922,
at 3105 South State Street.
The celebration and dedication be
gan Monday morning. May 1, and
continued all week up until this eve
ning. Its officers and directors held
a pleasant informal "at home" each
day and evening during the celebra
tion, and it is estimated that they
shook hands with fifteen to twenty
thousand people during the happy
The bankincr rooms in both build
ings were lavishly decorated with
potted plants, ferns and huge baskets
of American Beauty roses anu car
nations. Some of the numerous floral
displays were presented by the follow
ing: Continental-Commercial National
Bank, large basket of American
Beauty roses; the First National Bank
of Cedar Rapids, la., basket Ameri
can Beauty roses: Liberty Life In
surance Company, large basket Amer
ican Beauty roses; Roosevelt State
Bank, basket of American Beauty
roses and carnations: H. O. Stokes &
Co., basket American Beauty roses;
and Hon. Robert S. Abbott was
among the many other friends of
President Leibrandt, who presented
him with a large basket of American
Beauty roses and carnations.
All the visitors and depositors of
the Lincoln State Bank received
tokens of friendship to make them
feel at home. There was plenty of
cigars in sight for the gentlemen,
unique souvenir vanity cases for all
the ladies,' with the following inscrip
tion on either side of them: "Com
pliments of the Lincoln State Bank,
Thirty-first and South State streets,
Chicago, 111. .Tenth Anniversary.
May 1, 1922." It also contains the
two banking buildings occupied by
the Lincoln State Bank of Chicago.
There were baseball caps for the
boys and little fancy trinkets for the
One of the most highly interesting
and important features in connection
with the celebration was the unique
exhibition of original homes and bun
galows shown by models in the Real
Estate Department on' the second
floor of the Lincoln State Bank, and
the exhibit attracted a great deal of
attention from the thousands of visi
tors, RECENT DEATHS AMONG THE
COLORED PEOPLE RESID-"
ING IN CHICAGO
Sylvester Mathews, 46 years of age,
39 W. 31st SU
Clara Thomas, 49, 3348 State St
Anna Grimes, 48, 1344 W. 61st St
Ruby Dominick, 1, 3115 Rhodes Are.
Horace Spratling, 62, 5105 Dear-
Robert Clark, 37, 502 E. 37th St
Elizabeth Washington, 31, 2906
FJyar. Tennyson," 42, 3616 Grand
The Lincoln Securities Company
will construct two flat buildings,
houses or bungalows along the lines
of the models exhibited, and sell
them on the easy monthly payment
Under the wise and conservative
guidance of President George F. Lei
brandt. the Lincoln State Bank has
within a very short time become one
of the most solid banking institutions
in Chicago. It has at the present
time more than 25,000 satisfied de
positors. It has 2,000 safety deposit
boxes for its customers and larger
space absolutely fire and burglar
proof for those who desire to store
their silverware, diamonds, and other
jewelry and valuables.
At the close of business March 10,
1922, the financial condition of the
Lincoln State Bank was as follows:
Loans and Discounts $1,225,894.06
(Inspected and approved
by our Board of Directors)
Bonds and Securties 596,113.02
(Lincoln, State Safety
Bank Building & Annex. 155,529.98
Furniture and Fixtures.. 23,619.91
Other Resources 58,91025
Cash on Hand and Due
from Banks 380,289.13
Total : $2,461,131.35
Capital Stock $ 300.000.00
Undivided Profits 15.278.00
Reserved for Taxes and
Other Liabilities 3,409.00
The Lincoln State Bank is under
state government supervision and its
Officers George F. Leibrandt,
president; Charles A. White, vice
president; George S. Campbell, cash
ier; L. A. DeLaurier, assistant cashier.
Directors George F. Leibrandt,
Adam C Oldenburg, Charles A.
White, Daniel Gawne, Marcus Nier
man, George S. Campbell.
Savings Department Clement E.
Gilleland, manager. Bond Depart
ment Addison E. Avery, manager.
Real Estate Department James L.
Ten to twelve bright business-like
colored men and women are employed
in responsible positions in the Lincoln
State Bank all the time.
Hattie Turner, 49, 718 E. 48th St
Luke Towne, 50, 3832 Dearborn St.
Anna Crimeld, 57, 2946 Federal St
Maria Miller, 77, 3545 Vincennes
James Carroll, 20, 30 W. 29th St
Maggie McClindon, 45, 1435 State
Sadie Overton, 21, 2444, Fulton St
Lillie Graven, 46, 54 W. 29th St
Mattie Norwood, 58, 4648 Indiana.
Minerva Rollin, 40, 2234 S. Dear
Roietta Bootner, 25, 1921 Fnltoa St
Reginald Jones, 26, 3524 Forest Ave.
John Mann, 41, 3680 Prairie Ave.
Annie Roland, 40; 4817 Charapkis
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HON. HARRY OLSON
The Brainy and Able Chief Justice of the Municipal Court of
Chicago Who Is Working Day and Night and Devising Many
Plans to Lessen Crime of All Kinds in Chicago.
Mr., and Mrs. A. H. Young, resi
dents for a number of years at 3556
Forest Avenue, at Giles, have moved
to 4114 Calumet Avenue.
After twenty-seven years of separa
tion, Thomas Coburn, 3606 South
Wabash Avenue, and his brother.
Mayo, of Memphis, Tenn., met last
week for the first time when the lat
ter visited Mr. Coburn the past week.
VIRGINIANS TO MEET
The Virgini Society will meet in its
regular monthly meeting on Wednes
day evening. May 17, at 3638 South
State Street, at which time a program
will be rendered, followed by refresh
ments being served. The president,
M. T. Bailey, and the -corresponding
secretary, John A. Yeatman, are anx
ious about the success of the Society.
ON STATE STREET
Samuel Winningham, well known
dealer in fish and watermelons, in
season, has moved from 37th and
Giles Ave., to 38th and State Sts.,
where he has opened a market with
fresh fish always. He is an expert
in the handling of melons and will
have some choice ones on hand dur
ing the coming season.
MORRIS GOES TO ST. LOUIS
Charles Satchell Morris Jr., the
senior University of Chicago student.
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The Regvlar Democratic Candidate for Sheriff of Cook Coaaty
Wh Will Pt Up a Stiff or a Great Fight to Wba Out At
Election in Norvjemfecr.
well known as an orator, left the citv
in time to arrive at St. Louis, Mo.,
to speak on Monday evening. May 8,
before the Genera! C. M. E. Confer
ence, which is in session. Young
Morris is widely known and it is ex
pected a large audience will greet him
on this occasion.
Mrs. Sarah Benton, 1431 West 109th
Place. Morgan Park, special repre
sentative of the Bailey Realty Co., is
on duty every day in the park, trying
to assist members of the Rac
eating suitable homesites.
Mr. King Jefferson, who ow
siderable income real estate
city. Tuesday evening addres
Men's Guild at St. Thomas
38th Street and Wabash Avenue. His
subject was "Southern Reflections on
the Race Problem."
METHODIST PASTOR CALLS
GARDEN OF EDEN A
Columbus. Ohio. Preservation of
Christianity demands a "religious
house cieaning." the Rev. B. D. Evans
of the Franklin Park Methodist Epis
copal Church declared in an address
here in which he characterized the
story of the Garden of Eden as a
fairv tale." and said there is insuf
ficient evidence to support the teach
ing of the virgin birth of Ohrist.
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