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Between Five and Seven
Thousand People were
Eager to, Enter
DURING SHE I'UHr'RATi SERVICES OF THE LATE REV. JORDAN
COL. JOHN B. MARSHALL, COMMANDING THE EIGHTH REGIMENT
HIS STAPF AND FIELD OFFICERS ACTED AS THE GUARD OF
ES-TJNITEDSATES SENATOR WILLIAM LORIMER AND "FRANK S.
DICKSON THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF XLEXHOIS WERE PRES
ENT AND PAID GLOWING TRIBUTES TO HIS MEMORY.
SIANT MEN AND WOMEN PROMINENT IN SECRET SOCIETY CIRCLES
FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY WERE PRESENT AND TOOK
PART IN fun v.v HttfrrgRtf,
TWO CARRIAGES WERE USED TO TRANSPORT THE NUMEROUS
FLORAL OFFERINGS TO AND FROM THE CHURCH WHICH EX
TENDED CLEAR ACROSS THE PLATFORM IN IT.
CHARLES S. JACKSON THE UP-TO-DATE FUNERAL DIRECTOR WAS IN
JULIUS P. TAYLOR AS THE SPECIAL WAR CORRESPONDENT OF THE
EIGHTH REGIMENT WALKED A LITTLE AHEAD OF THE i'UNKKATi
PROCESSION FROM TWENTY-FOURTH AND WABASH AVENUE TO
THIRTY-THIRD AND STATE STREET.
AND ASSISTED TO PREVENT THE GREAT MASS OF PEOPLE WHICH
LINED BOTH SIDES OF THAT THOROUGHFARE FROM CROWDING
INTO THE STREET.
Promptly at 12:30 p. m. last Sunday
the funeral procession started to "wend
its Tray from the home of the late Bev.
Jordan Chavis, 3560 Vernon are,
headed for Quinn Chapel, 24th and
Wabash ave. In solemn tread it moved
north on "Vernon ave. to 35th street,
east on that street to Wabash ave., and
then north to the church.
The officers and members of the
Eighth Begiment acted as the -guard of
honor, CoL John B. Marshall command
ing; lie and his staff and field officers
as follows: Lieut-CoL James H. John
son, Captain Louis B. Anderson, Captain
James S. Nelson, Captain Wm. T. Jef
ferson, Captain John L. Fry, Major
Allen A. Wesley, Captain J. B. White,
Captain L. W. Lewis marched at the
head of it, and the Hon. Frank S.
Dickson, the Adjutant General of Illi
nois, -with bowed headji also walked
close np by the side of CoL Marshall;
the famous Eighth Begiment Band,
with its grand and imposing looking
Drum Major, followed the military
chiefs and captains then the two big
color "Bearers" the soldiers proper
or the rank and file of the regiment,
Many members of the various secret
orders which Bev. Chavis belonged to,
including Odd Fellows, K. P.'s, U. B.
F.'s, Knights of Tabor and so on,
headed by the K. P. Band, followed
the soldiers then the hearso which was
slowly and noiselessly drawn by two
very large sEek. black horses, heavily
draped in mourning. Two of the 20
carriages which came next contained
the mourners, the other two of that
number were used to transport the
numerous floral offerings to and from
the church, which extended clear across
the platform in it, making a solid and
beautiful bank of fragrant flowers.
Between five and seven thousand
people surrounded the church by 2
o'clock, at the time the funeral cortege
arrived there, and it required the serv
ices of four or five policemen to press
the people bade and clear an entrance
into the church. The Deaeonnesses of
Quinn Chapel stood on either aide of
the passageway leading into the church
and held aloft tw"TTi American Sags for
the people to walk under.
Not many minutes after 2 o'clock,
Uev. John P. Thomas, pastor of Eben
ezer Baptist Church, "who was always
a close friend of Bev. Chavis, rose and
announced that at a later date me
morial services would be held over lis
remains, at which lime all the Baptist
x inisters would be permitted to give
fuil vent to their feelings -while doing
ionor to his memory. He was actively
in charge of the Baptist end of the
funeral. He then requested the choir
of Hermon Baptist Church io sing.aBd
Rev. P. A. McCoo, o Bt. John' Bap
tist Church, read the SOth EsalmJ)r.
E W. McDanief offered the opening
prayer- iCss Lanra Williams, of tSn
emnati, Ohio, iaember of.'tlfeTJ. B.
P.'s, solo. Beading of resojatiso. of
Hermon Baptist Church, a P.Bkna.
Beading of resolution of Jots. B, Tan
ner Camp, Teteoss of Jhesaish--kneriean
War! Jr. B. F. Harris, -presl-aent
of the Btat3aptkt Association
of Illinois, read the jfcitsruys sek, Mr.
Caarles Boss, Hermoa Baptist Church.
Saori remarks ly.Jkv. J. K. Me
Crac, PrestSig Miar irem Soeih
em Illinois, in feefeSf f ike A- 2. 33.
Preachers. Eva iSaiea tB Berv E.
T. H&rtin, ef Sethecfe3?tKt Ctareh,
a Iclalf of all tie ether Baptist dl"
vines who were unable to raise their
voices at that time.
Ex-United States Senator, William
Larimer, occupying a seat of honor in
the pulpit, was next introduced by Bev.
Thomas, and he very fittingly expressed
his higa regard which he had always
entertained for Bev. Chavis, stating in
plain and distinct language that he
was his friend, that he knew him well,
that he was a true and devoted hus
band, a kind and loving rather, a good
loyal citizen, true to his country and
his race; he expressed his deepest sym
pathy for Mrs. Chavis and other sur
viving members of his family over
their sad bereavement. In winding up
he declared that "God who is the
rfeavenly Father of us all, both white
and black, would stretch forth his hand
of love and sympathy, and assist to
lighten the burdens of those whose
hearts at that time and place were
sorely wrenched and tweighted down
with much pain and sorrow and that
for one, he felt highly honored in being
permitted to be present and to be num
bered among those who mourned the
death of Bev. Jordan Chavis."
Miss Fannie Wise followed Senator
Lorimer with a beautiful solo, "Beyond
the Gates of Paradise." Beading of
resolutions, of Louisville Lodge No. 20
United Brothers of Friendship. Frank
S. Dickson, the Adjutant General of
Illinois, was next introduced by Bev.
Thomas, and in the most eloquent and
elegant language he paid a glowing
tribute to the memory of Bev. Chavis;
in one part of it he softly exclaimed
that "Tne fragrance of the flower that
has been will linger around the flower
which will live forever; that the rain
bow of infinite love is seen only through
a sympathetic love, which will never
die and which will never become stilled
in the hearts of men and women.
Bev. Thomas at the conclusion of his
eloquent tribute called on the audience
to stand and sing one verse of the
favorite song of Bev. Chavis, "Bock of
Ages," and as the last notes faintly
died away, three taps were given and
the Soldier's Farwell by the trumpeters,
Charles Walker and Milton Ford, of the
Milton T. Bailey, head of the True
ief ormers, in this city, and one of the
prominent officers of the Annie Walker
Conscience CluB-of Chicago, read its
resolutions -which had been drafted by
L W. Warden. The Arnett Lodge of
tfdd Fellows No. 7455 then held their
prolonged services over the .remains.
Pythian Lodge No. 2 was the next
to follow with aB their Tites and cere
monies pertaining to the burial of the
dead, and when they had concluded, the
remaining services were conducted by
the United Brothers of Friendship and
the Sisters of the Mysterious Ten; the
first member of that order to speak was
Captain Tandy of Si. Louis, Ha, who
is in his 76th year, who is one of its
high .past .grand officers, and he let it be
known that the U. B. P.'s .had more
than oae million members, mVfng it by
far. the largest secret organisation
azaon Colored people in ike world.
Hi H. Smith, tfraad Chaplain of the
TL B. F.'s of Dlinei, to called aa to
preside aad he jtatemWd De.. W. D.
Zaadif, Oraad JCaiter ef Kastatfcy,
who read Ita reeelatiee; these Mrs.
Mattie TE. Whitlow U CJntimatTj tHdo,
Ka&saal Grand Prime ef iho TJ. B.
P.'s, and S..H. T.J Mr. Crosby of
Cairo, Hi, Siatt Graal Priaeeja wae
the aext to speak j juMlatiw were also
read trj her sad y ma U tte kigh
priests of the Grand Lodge of U. B.
P.'s. A Morris Williams of Spring
field, HL, Grand Attorney for the U.
B. P.'s of this slate, was on the plat
form and was about the only one who
was not called upon to do some talking.
Bev. . C. Cole, a Baptist minister
of Springfield, HL, offered upthe clos
ing prayer. The coffin, which was a
solid oak state casket with hand carved
corners, with very heavy silver handles
which was almost completely covered
over during the services with the Amer
ican flag, was opened and well onto
three thousand people passed in front
of it to view the remains, while the
Hermon Baptist Church choir sang
mournful and saddening songs.
The pallbearers were J. W. White,
George C Higginbothan, James Thomp
son, Thomas Anderson, C. P. Bland, C.
C. Clayton, Wm. Burdett and Austin
Ross, all members of Hermon Baptist
It was a few minutes after six o 'dock
before Charles S. Jackson, the- up-to-date
funeral director, who was in
charge, closed the glass lid on .the cas
ket, and a little more than four hours
were consumed from the time services
began in the church until they were
concluded, and tho funeral procession
was re-formed in the street in front of
the church and darkness had settled
down over the city long before it had
reached 33rd and State streets.
As the special war correspondent of
the Eighth Begiment, the writer walked
a little ahead of it from 24th and
Wabash ave. to the above mentioaed
street and assisted to prevent the great
mass of people who lined both sides
of that thoroughfare from crowding
into the street.
On arriving at Jackson's undertak
ing rooms the remains of Bev. Chavis
rested there for the rest of the night,
part of the time laying in state, then
on Monday morning his remains were
transported onto their final resting
place in lit. Glenwood Cemetery.
The United States spends $15,000,000
a Tear to see baseball games.
The Russian government has put the
sable hunters out of business for three
From deep water in the Atlantic to
deep water in the Pacific the Panama
cupai will be fifty miles In length.
The kitchens of the Emperor Francis
Joseph's palace at Budapest are con
sidered to be the most modern and in
every way the finest in Europe.
In the United States there Is one law
yer for every 700 persons, in England
there is one to each 1.100 of popula
tion, in France one to 4,100 and in
Russia one to 30.000.
Cost of Living.
The official government report shows
that the high cost of living Is almost
equal to the cost of high living. Chi
cago Inter Ocean.
Now that a government commission
has made an exhaustive examlnatloB
and reported thereon, the public sus
picion that the cost of living Is high has
been, confirmed. Philadelphia Ledger.
It is true living costs more than it
used to. The federal bureau of labor
has Issued a report confirming the
rumor. We had hoped the story might
at last have turned out to have been
unfounded. Chicago Record-Herald.
Chicago Is a queer city. It has even
gone so far as to forbid "ad." displays
In street cars. Boston Journal.
Baltimore policemen must not play
domlnos on Sunday. Probably it la the
ona game that they don't' play at all
Boston women are doing their own
marketing and receiving lots of noto
riety because of It The wonder in
Cleveland is that such a commonplace
should deserve reporting. Cleveland
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1M JT. fth An, Sm Iff,
ODD. FELLOWS' BIENNIAL
Johnson Tells Why B. J. Davit Was
Not Elected Grand Master.
Washington. Henry Lincoln John
son, deputy grand master of the Odd
Fellows, says that the failure of the
recent session of the biennial movable
committee of the order held in Atlanta
to elect officers will not make a divi
sion In the order.
He asserts that the failure of Benja
min J. Davis to be elected to the grand
mastership was caused by Grand Mas
ter Edward H. Morris refusing to al
low the calling of the roll of the Geor
gia delegates when the' election was
"Davis had enough votes to elect
him," said Mr. Johnson. The votes of
New York. Florida and Alabama had
been taken when the name of Georgia
was called. Fie had over 000 delegates
in their scats., but Mr. Morris refused
to allow the calling of the roll.
"He suggested that the accredited del
egates, whose credentials the conven
tion had received. If they were in their
seats, be counted. But this was- re-
The air continues to be a poor place
in which to do fancy work. Chicago
There may be advancement In avia
tion, but at what cost of life! New
Doing fancy stunts in an aero
plane is takingulaugerous chances, of
course, but even the man who doef
nothing but plain, everyday, nnorna
mental aviating Is not regarded by the
life insurance companies as a safe risk.
Plat, 7114 Champlain Ave- first floor.
Seven rooms, bath, gas, furnace heat.
Clamed last suruur. Lanre yard, and
garden. Desirable neighborhood. Good J
transportation. Bent v&OO per month.
Call or phone Central 4629. ,
Ecrar xjxeour jousbov.
fused. Mississippi was united with
Georgia for Mr. Davis, and he would
have been elected beyond a doubt If
the delegates bad been polled. The
convention had been extremely harmo
nious until the election was gone into.
"I must say" for the information of
those who do not know of Mr. Davis
work In the order that the Odd Fellows
in Georgia have grown very strong nu
merically and financially since he be
came active ten years ago. A debt of
$2,000 has been wiped out and thou
sands of dollars placed in bank.
"The $100,000 state headquarters now
going up In Atlanta Is a monument to
his Industry. He will continue to labor
for the upbuilding of the order and will
ask the support of every loyal Odd Fel
low for his election as grand master at
the next B. M. a"
WORK OF MUSIC SCHOOL
SETTLEMENT WINS PRAISE
Educational Value of Unique Institu
tion Evokes Favorable Comment.
The music school settlement in New
York which was started In 1011 has
made wonderful progress. Although
practically a new venture as such
among Afro-Americans. It has out
grown Its quarters In Sixty-second
street and will soon move Into a more
suitable building in the Harlem sec
tion of the city.
Over 2,000 lessons have been given to
children and adults within the past
nine months. The teachers are now
busy with the formation of a large
chorus which they expect to make one
of the most attractive features of the
settlement work during the coming
The educational appeal to our people
through music has long been con
sidered a pertinent feature of race
progress. Some of the leading educa
tors of the south, including the presi
dents of many of the larger indus
trial schools, give It as their opinion
that the music school settlement Is
creating a common basis of friendship
and helpful co-operation between
white and colored people which will
promote general Interest and a better
understanding of the best methods to
be used In their educational work.
Though, the settlement school has for
Its main work Its sociological purpose.
there could be no stronger proof of
its value as a path breaker, musically,
fftn the fact that some of the best
compositions performed at the first
concert, given in May, 1011. were In
stantly accepted 'for publication and
evoked from Schlndler, who saw these
compositions In manuscript, the most
Rom In the South For More Business.
At the recent meeting of the Na
tional Negro Business league held Is
Chicago President Booker T. Washing
ton In, his nmwl address emphasized
the fact that there Is room in the
seta among Afro-Americans for 5)00
a&Uiioaal tor soods stores, &O0O gro
cery stores, 300 drng.stores, 2
shoe stores and 1,500 millinery stores.
He alt 'said that la order that the
Ntgrees ta this cosatry shall advance
fca eesasifc jUnctfeW the teacher.
the -mtoikrr. thejtmsteeflU -pan aad-aO
ethers wis-are fantewtod la race ahd
Mtfssai fertiopoeat statt ce-opec-ftfc"
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"from on and after this date The
Broad Az, can be.found on sals at the
following sews stands:
A T. Terralon, cigar store aad news.
stand, 5004 Sate street.
George L MsTtia, maker of flno eigars
and news stand, 18 W. 31st BU, near
B. 1L Harvey's barber shop and
news stand, 3924 State street.
lira. Nellie Phelps, eigars, notions
and news stand, 15 W. 3Cth St, aeaz
W. 8. Cole, eigars, tobaeeo and news
stand, 54 W. 31st Bt, near Dearborn. '
T. B. Hall, laundry office and saws
stand, 11 W. 20th Bt, sear Stat.
B. Davis, eigars, tobaeeo and sews
stand, 3533 8tate St
W. 2. Harwell, notions, eigars, to
bacco, confections and saws stand, 6244
Edward Fellz, notions, eigars aad
sews stand, 52 W. 30th Bt
"f. Bishop, eigars, tobacco and arm
stand, 8 W. 27th Bt, sear State.
Sylvester HeQlomn, aews stand and
laundry .office, 4122 8tate St.
William Gaughan, laundry office,
eigars, tobaeeo and news stand, 2636
Harry Shelby, aews stand 33081-1
Mrs. It B. Taylor, notions, eigars
and news stand, 15 W. 36th Street,
A D. Hayes, Cigars, Tobaeeo, No
tions, Stationery and News stand, 3640
South State street.
J. Hamilton, news stand, out of town
papers, and shoe shining parlor, 320
South State street.
J. H. Boberts, barber shop and news
stand, 3308 State street.
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kinds, nnzinz from fire cents to ten ttoaand
dollars. Oar indnjtrtoBContiicti rtro to the color
ed policy holder more than say otherleompanr for
the "" weekly premium.
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Information of rates sad raises at year are Trfll
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