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SATURDAY, JUNE 3, IS2Z
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Rev. Samuel Clark, who Claims to Be the Pastor of
Bethel Church 30th and Dearborn Street, Has Been
Arrested for Being Engaged in the Stealing or Robbing
Busmes,, According to the Police.
REV. S. L; BIRT, THE STRAIGHTFOR-
WARD PASTOR OF BETHEL
CHURCH, WHO HAS BEEN ITS
PASTOR SINCE SEPTEMBER 1, 192$
STATES IN TH PLAINEST LAN
GUAGE AT HIS COMMAND, THAT
AT NO TIME SEfoCE SEPTEMBER 1,
1920, HAS REV. CLMJKBEENJCON-
'lN, ANY MANltiER, SHAPE OR
The first of this week the city po
lice arrested a colored gentleman who
claimed that he is a shooting A.M. E.
preacher. He confessed that his name
was Rev. Samuel Clark and that he
was the pastor of Bethel A. M. E.
church, 30th -and Dearborn Streets,
which to tart with is nothing 1at a
t.i-.f9rr! falKfhnOl for ReV. S. L.
Brit has been the pastor of Bethel
church since the first part of September
1920, and he is one of the most up
right, honest and straightforward
preachers in the great A- M. E.
church - connection in this city or in
any other section of the country; in
fact, for honesty of purpose none of
the best or most "prominent preachers
anywhere surpass him in going about
and doing the work which his Lord
and 'Master has called upon him to
execute for the great benefit of his
loved ones here on this earth.
The so-called Rev. Samuel Clark, it
all reports are true, is a very bad
actor. The Stanton Avenue police
claim that Rev. Clark has already
confessed to doing a great deal of
burglary, stealing all around on the
south side and that he has sold many
thousands of dollars worth of his
loot to colored women residing in all
partsof this city. He claims be got
away with $2,000 worth of plunder
when he successfully raided Massa
Ahmad's store at 3248 South State
Street ' When arrested he was -sporting
around in a high silk hatbtack
Prince Albert coat, striped trousers
with razor edge. He was seized while
sitting in his fine high powered auto
mobile while in the act of delivering
his ill-gotten gains to his many pa-
trons according to the. police.
This bogus or false preacher is
MARY PICKFORD WINS HER
. SUIT; DIVORCE VALID
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Carson, -Nev,May3L Mary Pkk
ford's divorce Irbm Owen Moore-was
sustained today by the . Nevada ' Su-
.preme court. In a. unanimous opinion
and -order, written by 'E." A.-Duckejy
- junior -associate' justice the icesrt'fcew
that Attorney -t3eaeralT6wTeY,&4 ab'
authority to instt&te pYoceedhigs tb
have the divorce annulled.
The decision was an affirmation 6i
the order of District Judge Langman
married and resides in an expensive
h6me at 4400 Langley Ave. It is said
that he is also an insurance adjuster.
He has been held in bonds of $10,000
and his trial has been set for Wed
nesday, June 14.
It seems that at one time if all re
ports are true, that this so-called man
1 of God was at one timea member of
the Golden Fkece Lodge of Odd Fel
lows and that when he was requested
to sever his connection with the lodge
that some of its money disappeared
at the same time.
Rev. S. L. Birt, who as stated be
fore, has faithfully served as pastor
of Bethel church for almost two
years, has informed the writer that
Rev. Clark, whom the polke claim
belongs to the undesirable element of
this city, has nor in that length of
time been connected with Bethel
church in any manner, shape -or form,
thirhe has not attend services there
since he has been its pastor, that
prior to September 1, 1920, he under
stood that he did frequent Bethel
church quite often, that at the pres
ent he attends services or is con
nected some way or other with the
Turner Memorial Chapel, 42nd and
The tried and old time true mem
bers of -Bethel church and its, thou
sands of friends have empowered Rev.
Birt to secure the services of afirst
class lawyer and 'have Rev. Samuel
Clark arrested iorperjury and for en
terting' into a most damnable plot or
cold-blooded scheme to bring re
proach, shame and 'humiliation upon
the honest, hard-working. God-fearing
men and women belonging to old
("Bethel church and upon their honest.
upright Christian pastor, Rev. S. L.
quashing service of summons in an
action brought by Fowler to-set aside
the divorce 'decree.
Miss Pickford was granted -a divorce
from Moore at'Minden. Fowler's ac
tion was' based on the contention that
Miss-Pickford had not lired-in Nevada
the time reqaired by law. , When--the
tftat rekr, FakrJHsIedcto the
kte Ssfprcae toart, GchfcnCH-g'that
Ita'e rMrcrnu eefctaiwed -"threat
Miss Pickford and that the Minden
court had bo jurisdiction.
The Roosevelt State Bank, 35th
Street and Grand Boulevard, threw
its doors open to the public one year
ago or more correctly speaking on
June 4, 1921, and that solid banking
institution has met with remarkable
success from that time to the present
and for the next week it will fittingly
celebrate its First Anniversary and
its management warmly invites its
thousands of depositors and others
who transact business with the
COLORED MAN HAS HAIR-
RAISING TIME IN ELUD
ING A MOB
Macon. Ga. Jim Denson, colored
youth, whose appeal from a death
sentence was earned without avail to
the Supreme Court of the United
States, and who early this week nar
rowly escaped lynching at the hands
of a mob, is safe at the present time
in Bibb county's "mob proof jaiL
"I'se sho' mighty proud to be here,
was Jims smiling comment, even
though the sentence to be hanged
June 16 for an alleged attack on an
aged white woman three years ago
still stares him in the face.
i:m lmii-wir h?A some reason to
smile beyond his escape frqm'the
mob, because numerous whije-pfcople
in this and Wilkinson county, bpKeV-
ing his escape was an act of Provi
dence, were considering an appeal to
Governor Hardwick for commutation
to life imprisonment.
Story of His Escape
The colored man. after having safe
ly settled himself m the jail here, told
the story of his escape, whkh, in ad
dition to the details of the mob s .ac
tion in breaHntr into the jail, at Irwm-
ton early Tuesday, ran as,follows:
"They tied a rone around my seek.
Then they dragged me into-the auto
mobile. I asked them to let me pray
and Jthey replied that hey -hadn't
"I heard them say they would shoot
me just out of town. The knot on
the rope around my neck was' cKok-
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the dark and felt tfceUBpzfcaot.'- Ijm-
tied it The automobile was gom
thirty miles an hour, and I says to
myself, Jnn iiump or be kflt' I
MR. ALEXANDER FLOWER
President of the Roosevelt State Bank, 35th Street and Grand
Boulevard, Which Is Now Engaged in Celebrating Its First
Anniversary. Mr. Flower Can Rightly Be Classed As One of
the True and Practical Friends of the Colored Race.
Roosevelt State Bank to come and
assist in the most hearty or happy
manner to celebrate the joyous event.
The Roosevelt State Bank which is
the "Fastest Growing Bank on the
South Side," has honestly served
more than 10,000 people since it start
ed in business June 4, 1921, and in
that .space of time more than one
half a million dollars has been de
posited in the bank and thousands of
colored people have several hundred
thousand dqllars in savings accounts
jumped feet first, flam-flooy, xand I
hit the ground on my feet and then
on my head and then I must have
flopped over four times and rolled
into the ditch.
"When I got out of the ditch sev
eral shots were fired at me. I crawled,
but they kept on firing. I got .up
again and ran. I was barefooted, my
clothes were torn off me, and the
gravel cut my feet"
Hounds Are Too Numerous
The colored man said he obtained
bread from another colored man at
sunuo and then crawled into a swamp.
where he spent the day and night
Growing hungry, he said he crawled
out to eet some wild plums and then
he heard bloodhounds on his trail.
"Prettv soon a white hound came
upon me," the colored man continued.
"I'kept jumpin from one side of tne
creek to the other. I couldn't shake
him. off. He got right up to my heels
so I stopped, snapped my fingers at
him. and, lawdyl-he curled his tail
and walked right -up to roe. I took
off my belt and tied him to me."
The colored man had the hound
tied to him, was playing with a second
hoond. and was fighting off a third
when the sheriff's posse reached him.
Mrs. R. A. J. Shaw, 3816 Calumet
Avorae, -and her two cns are -oc
copying the .beautiful summer home
of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Morris,
aearlBeaton Harbor, Mick, wbHeMr.
and Mrs.-Morris are touring -EaxopeJ
Captain R. A. J. 'Shaw w31 -keep
bouse here- in town and 'make week
end trips to Benton Harbor." " .
laying around in the strong burglar
proof vaults of the Roosevelt State
Eight or ten colored men are em
ployed all the time in responsible po
sitions in the various departments of
the Roosevelt State Bank. Its Presi
dent, Mr. Alexander Flower, who is
ever ready to assist the colored peo
ple in any manner he possibly can.
and its Cashier, Mr. Charles H. Irish,
easily ranks among the best and most
successful bankers in Chicago.
MINISTERS' CONFERENCE AT
Umntnn Va Ttl" XfitltttprS Colli
ference at Hampton Institute will
hold its ninth annual meeting from
June 19 to 23, according to an an
nouncement made by the Rev. Lau
rence Fenninger, chaplain, of Hamp
ton Institute, who is also the exec
utive secretary of this conference,
which was organized to afford an op
portunity to ministers of all denomi
nations to meet for a few days of
study and discussion of the great
common problems that they have in
their .work. It was attended last sum
mer, by 256 ministers of sixteen de
Among the lecturers will be Pro
fessor H. J. Cadbury, A"dover Theo
logical Seminary! Cambridge, Mass.;
Dr. James Hardy Dillard, Charlottes
ville, Va.; Rev. F. C Eastman, New
York City; Dr. George E. Haynes,
New York Gty; Dr. H. P. Jones",
Pittsburgh, Pa.; Dr. B. F. McWil
Iiams, Toledo, O., and Franklin O.
Nichols, New York Gty.
HAMPTON SUMMER SCHOOL
Hampton, Va. The Hampton In-,
stiratesummer session for teachers
will begin on June 19. The first half
will close on July 28 and the second
half will close on September 2. Dr.
George P Phenix, Hampton's vice
principal, who is the director of the
jammer school, announces that forty
one..mtrucors -trill teach eighty-four
courses, divided into-four groups; one
and two, those leading to Virginia
THE DYER ANTI-LYNCHING BILL
SAVED AFTER PASSING
THROUGH A TERRIBLE CRISIS.
HON. WILLIAM E. BORAH, UNITED
STATES SENATOR FROM IDAHO,
STATES: "IF THERE IS ANYTHING
HE COULD DO TO SAVE THE LIFE
OF A SINGLE NEGRO FROM A MOB,
The Dyer Ami-Lynching bill, H. R.
13, is saved. This was the statement
of James Weldon Johnson, Secretary
of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People, 70
Fifth Avenue, New York, who re
turned to New York from Washing
ton on Friday, May 26, after spending
a week hKhtine for the Dver bill
through the most critical stage of its
During that time an unfavorable re
port on the Dyer bill by the Judiciary
Committee of the Senate was narrow
ly averted, and the Republican lead
ers of the Senate were convinced that
favorable action was absolutely essen
tial. During his week in the national
capital the N. A. A. C P. Secretary
was-'-in-? constant 'font ercBccwilhSen-
ators Borah, Lodge, Curtis, Capper,
Calder, Ernst, Shortridge, Sterling,
McCormick, Dillingham and Watson,
and with Representatives Dyer, Bur
ton and Madden.
As a result of the Secretary's ef
forts, not only has an unfavorable re
port" been averted but the Senate
Judiciary Committee on Thursday
last, met and decided to postpone
action for two weeks during which
time efforts would be devoted to mak
ing the bill absolutely unassailable
when it is brought upon the floor of
Senator Borah said to the Secre
tary before he left Washington that
if there was anything he (Senator
Borah) could do to save the life of a
single Negro from a mob, he would
During Mr. Johnson's week in
Washington he presented to the
members of the Committee on the
Judiciary and leading Republican Sen
ators briefs upholding the constitu-
(idfSlity of the Dyer bill, prepared by
Moorfield Storey and by James A.
Cobb, Chairman of the Legal Com
mittee, Washington Branch N. A. A.
C P. A third brief was sent to the
Senate by William H. Lewis, former
ly assistant U. S. Attorney General,
who had been requested by Mr. John
son to do so. A fourth brief was
sent to the Senate by Butler R. Wil
son, secretary of the Boston Branch
N. A. A. C, P.
In the course of the week at Wash
ington, the N. A. A. C P. Secretary
Elementary Certificates, Primary
Grade and Grammar Grade; three,
those leading to Virginia Special Cer
tificate, High School; four, those not
included under one, two and three.
Doctor Phenix has worked out ten
distinct programs to meet the educa
tional needs of colored teachers. De
tailed information has been given in
the "Hampton Bulletin" for ApriL
LIBERTY BONDS IN RECORD
RISE TO PAR OR BETTER
New York. For the first time .since
the date of issue, all Liberty bonds are
being sold at par or better. Thus pre
dictions of treasury officials, made
early in the year, that all of Ujiclej
Sam's war flotations soon would jtach
par or better,, have been fulfilled. One
pffthe first pledges of the. Harding
administration also Is filled.
Jjvy . "EriiagJlpaOBd
There was,h'ear tr5dmiBaLjb?ry
bonds at highest prices os the market
on June l! Transactions embracing
made clear to Republican leaders that
a failure to act favorably on the Dyer
Anti-Lynching bill would have three
- 1. It would constitute a confession
on the part of the Federal Govern
ment of inability to deal with Ameri
ca's shame and would leave the Negro
hopeless of that protection against
the mob owed htm by the Govern
ment to which he gives his alleg
iance. 2. It would be interpreted as a
license to mobs and might be fol
lowed by a reign of lynching terror
too horrible to be described.
3. It would be a repudiation of the
pledge made by the Republican party
in its- national platform that 'action'
would be taken on Ivnchinsr. and
would more than anything else dis
credit that party among colored
Mr. Johnson pointed out to the Re
publican leaders in Washington that
the primary elections in several states
had shown the strong sentiment for
the Dyer bill, a sentiment it would
not be safe to ignore. In Indiana,
Senator Beveridge, who had indorsed
the bill, had been elected senator over
Senator New. In Pennsylvania, Gil
ford Pinchot had been elected over
Mr. Alter who had opposed the Dyer
In conclusion Mr. Johnson issued
the following statement:
"Ever-, colored man and woman in
the United States ought to make it
their primary business to see that the
Dyer Anti-Lynching bill, H. R. 13, is
passed by the Senate. Six human be
ings, all of them Negroes, were
burned at the stake in the United
States during the fifteen days in the
month of May, 1922. If that is not
enough to stir colored Americans to
united action, then nothing will or
can. The National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People
offers everyone an opportunity to
work for the Dyer bilL Telegraph
your Senator. Join the N.A.A.CP.
Write us for information if you want
it at 70 Fifth Avenue, New York. Do
it now or, in victory or defeat, re
member you had opportunity to take
part in a great fight and failed. Re-'
member, this is the time to act"
several lots of $1,000,000 were the out
Continued ease of money and invest
ment buying by individuals and cor
porations in anticipation of June in
terest and dividend disbursements
gave stimulus to the extensive pur-'
chases of the war flotations.
THE AMATEUR MINSTREL
CLUB CLEARED TWO THOU
SAND . DOLLARS FOR THE
OLD FOLKS' HQME
A the late meeting of the members
of the Amateur Minstrel Gab, at the
Appomattox GuF, the two thousand
dollars- which was cleared above the
$97254 of expenses in cairsectioa wkb
their annua dance and sow at the
Eighth Regiment Armory, was twsed
over to the proper officials of the OW
Folks' Home. ; " -' '
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