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CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1922
Red Tie BAAiffc.1
The Memorial Services Held at the Wendell Phillips
High School Sunday Afternoon, in Honor of the
Memory of the Late Rt. Rv. Bishop Samuel Fallows,
Were Very Solemn and Impressive; Many of the Lead
ing and Most Prominent White Citizens, Both Ladies
and Gentlemen, Were Present on that Long to be Re
MISS ALICE K. FALLOWS OCCUPIED A
SEAT ON THE PLATFORM BY THE
SIDE OF MR. JULIUS F. TAYLOR
DURING THE MEMORIAL EXER-
HON. HENRY HORNER, HON. WAL
TER M. FARMER, HON. JAMES G.
COTTER, HON. PATRICK H. O'DON
WF.fi. AND REV. EDWARD J. SONNE",
PASTOR OF TRJNDT EPISCOEAL
CHURCH, WERE THE LEADING
HON. A. H. ROBERTS READ THE
MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS AND
TELEGRAMS WERE READ FROM
HON. WARREN G. HARDING, PRESI-
' DENT OF THE UNITED STATES,
HON. WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT,
CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME
COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,
AND GEN. JOHN J. PERSHING, AND
A LETTER OF REGRET FOR BEING
UNABLE TO BE PRESENT WAS
READ FROM HON. EDWARDF.
WAR VFTF.RAN RICHARD H. PETER
SON, WHO SERVED AS ADJUTANT
ON THE STAFF OF BKUiAUUiK
GENERAL SAMUEL FALLOWS
DURING THE REBELLION, OCCU
PIED A SEAT ON THE PLATFORM.
Sunday afternoon at the Wendell
Phillips High School, memorial serv
ices were held in honor of the late
Rt Rev. Bishop Samuel Fallows, and
it was one of the most remarkable
memorial iervices ever held in this
rity to honor the memory of any of
its most distinguished citizens, about
one-half of the large audience was
composed of many of the most promi
nent -white persons in-this city, includ
ing both ladies and gentlemen, and
they occupied seats on the platform
and on the main oor right in among
the colored people, and they all con
ducted themselves towards each other
Eke unto real sisters and brothers, and
asaa evidence of that fact and the fur
ther fact that after all we are human
fceings and that the majority of highly
educated and cultured people .never
Permit race -nreindice to nter their
minds nor" to sway them la their J
r .. ..Ill lu.i-.tv,
ras jor WKH xncgrcaicai v vw
Iff a I: !?;..' tn-.t,..i-latii ?aih
r. Bishop FalbwsV,whQ.was freetfTpm
race prejudice, occupied a seat on the
platform by the side of the writer, dur
ing the memorial services, and at its
conclusion she heartily thanked us for
the beautiful and impressive manner
in which it wis conducted and many
of the other warm friends of the late
Bishop Fallows, both white and col
ored, also thanked us on the orderly
way every thing was xarrittout in
connection with the memorial serv
icei, which will linger in the hearts
of those who partdpated in them for
many years to come,
-n,. fo-ITntt-nr orocram was rendered
on that sad and never to be forgotten
Music, Community Centre Choir;
Invocation, Dr. W. D. Cook; Solo
"Ave liana" Kahn,.Mmc M. Calla
way Byron;, Remarks, Mr. Julius F.
Taylor, Chairman;' Solo, iMiss Helen
Henry M.Horer; Address, Hon.
Walter, M. FarmerirMusicT Choir; Ad
dress. Hon. Jas. G Cotter: Solo-
"Show Me Thy Ways -uy lorrcmc
Miss O. G. Stone: Address, Hon Pat
rick H. O'DonnclI: Chorus. "Lift
Every' Voice and Sing". Remarks, Rev
E J. Sonne, Pastor Trinity Episcopal
Church; Benediction, Rev. John Fos
ter, Ph.B.B.D., Associate Rector St.
'. -D.mrA Enisconal Church,
.. ,.. m.f.,... Pallnws' Church: Prof.
J. Wesley Jones, Conductor of Music;
Metropolitan Community ...
fi ,: : n the choir, uhich was
so ably conducted by Prof. J. Wes
ley Jones, was ever so heart render
ing and it almost wanea oc wS..w w
up to heaven. The singing .by the
three soloists, Madam M. Callaway
Byron. Miss Helen Townley and
:.. r a Stone could not be sur
passed and indeed it was a very rare
musical treat to listen to their sweet
voices. Madam Byroh is a star of
the Brst magnitude and her place js
, a f ttie .rreatest operaUc
nxeo as u"- -- -
singers that the colored race has so
Through Hon. Patrick H O'Don--i
, Tncr star was presented
to the audience in the person of Miss
O. G. Stone, who possesses a sweet
'.. -J Ji i hound to
mellow voice, u - -- -- ,
make a wonderful repuution for her
self in the musical world.
kA- fTm. the .array of brilliant
orators, the following were among
those who occupied seats on the plat
form: Hon. Patk. J. Carr, Treasurerol
Coojc County; Hon. tmmen iwu.
H-t tlnm I
I BISHOP SAMUEL FALLOWS I
one of the best and most popular
commissioners that Cook County has
ever had. Rey John W. Robinson.
Pastor of St Mark Church; Rev C
X. Douglas; Rev. Emory S. Lyons.
Dr. Edward S. Miller and his little
son. master Edward S. Miller. Jr.;
Hon. Henry R. Rathbonj; Hon. A.
H. Roberts; Mr. Willis V. Jefferson:
Rev. Elmer L. Williams; Hon. J. Gray
Lucas; Mr. H. A. Watkins; Hon. John
H. Lyle; Mr. William E. King. As
sistant corporation counsel of Chicago,
was present representing the Hon.
Samuel At Ettelson; Mr. Joseph Mc
Auly; Rev. E. J. Sonne; Hon. Joseph
B. McDonough, member of the City
Council from the 5th Ward; Hon.
Thomas F. Byrne, member of the
City Council from the 29th Ward;
Rev. W. D. Cook; -Comrade Tucker,
who fought in the War of the Re
bellion; Rev. John Foster.
The following were some of the
members and officers of Bishop Fal
lows' Church who were present: Mr.
Arthur H. Robinson, S. W.; Mrs.
Inez R- Deach, Jr W.; Mr. Will Sav
age; Miss Louise Sheppard, and Rev.
Foster, Associate Rector.
Mr. M. T. Bailey, Mr. John N.
Blackshear and Mr. Reese, assisted to
seat the people as they entered the
large lecture hall of the Wendell Phil
Gps High School building. '
The Following Address By Julius F.
Taylor, Who Presided At The Me
morial Services In Honor Of Bishop
My good friends, c are still stand
ing, with bowed heads, in the presence
or within the shadow of the Honored
and the departed dead, and on this
beautiful sabbath afternoon, we arc
assembled within these walls, for the
sole purpose of paying our homage or
grief stricken tribute, to the imperish
able memory of the late Rt. Rev.
Bishop Samuel Fallows, who recently
peacefully closed his eyes in death, at
his home in this city. A city in which
he had labored for more than fifty
years, for its upbuilding and advance
ment; he was one of its monumental
pillars in its civic, religious and educa
"He was one of the most distinguished
many sided personages on the Ameri
can continent His breast was always
full of the milk of human kindness
for his fellow men, regardless of their
race or their religious convictions.
He was one of the greatest intellectual
giants, that has so far been cast upon
the shores of time; He was one of the
rarest masterpieces or products of an
all wise and merciful God.
His fertile and ponderous brain,
which never ceased from its activities
enabled him to successfully labor in
many lines of endeavor, at the same
time assisting him to become a great
pulpi'.er, university edncator.-a.patrio-(
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THE FOLLOWING TELEGRAMS AND
LETTERS SPEAK FOR
THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 5th, 1922.
Miss Alice Fallows,
1618 W. Adams St,
Please accept sincercst condolence
on the death of your distinguished
father. His great sen-ices to the Na
tion as a soldier of the Civil War, as
minister and cducaior and a powerful
force for civic righteousness have en
deared hjm to all .Americans) -His
death is a real National loss.
Warren G. Harding.
September 8th, 1922.
Miss Alice K. Fallows,
1618 Adams St., ,
I pxtrmt to von mv dccoest sym
pathy in your great sorrow. Your
father's services in the Civil War and
his wonderful activity down to the
last year of his long life in behalf of
every good thing for the elevation of
the community made every American
a debtor. I mourn his going as a per
sonal friend of long standing.
William rl. lait.
Washington, D. C,
September 5th, 1922.
Miss, Alice Fallows.
1618 W. Adams St,
Distressed and sltocketl-tb learn of
your father's death this morning. I
wnil von mv deepest sympathy. In
your sorrow I hope you will take com
fort from the realization of his splen
did services to mankind. As a soldier
in the Civil War, as a religious edu
cator, and as a civic leader he lias
left a rccordiequalled by few men and
admired by all.
John J. rershing.
DUNNE and CORBOY,
720 The Rookery
209 South LaSalle -Street
September 22, 1922.
Julius F. Taylor, Esq.,
6206 S. Elizabeth St,
I would very gladly avail myself of
your kind invitation to be present and
speak at the memonal services for the
late Bishop Fallows, to be held next
Sunday, if at all possible, but as there
arc certain contingencies which may
arise during the week which might
prevent my personal attendance, I
write to express my hearty sympathy
with the memorial and my hense ad
miration for the personality and char
acter of the late Bishop Fallows. He
not only preached but ever and al
ways practiced the doctrine of the
"Lowly Galilean" all his life. His
pure and undiluted Christianity knew
no distinction of race, color or religion.
I know of no American-citizen .who
has died in recent years whose loss
will be more kecnK felt bv all classes
and creeds than Bishop Samuel Fal
lows. His life was an inspiration to
all good people, and, while his record
of good and gentle deeds is and will
be a spiritual monument to his mem
ory', the people of Chicago should take
steps to erect in bronze a material
monument to his memory in this great
city of Chicago in which he dwelt so
long and splendid!) jnJ "whicjiiiii6
loved so well. ' 2?? -
- "&y ' Yours tti.J .
Cook County. IIHnow
September, 26, 1922.
Mr. Julius F. Tavlnr
6206 S. Elizabeth Street,
Mr. dear Mr. Taylor:
I want you to know how much I
appreciate the honor of !,,; .
named one of the Honorary' Vice-
. csucni, oi me memonal services
in memory of the lair R;chnn en
on last Sunday afternoon.
1 do not believe that any.one in Chi
cago had more respect and venera
tion for the late lamented Bishop
than the undersigned.
It would have been a real pleasure
to mc to be in attendance, but, un
fortunately, I was obliged to be at
some athletic exercises given in Cragin
at exactly the hour of the memorial
The athletic events had been ar
ranged in my honor and my promise
was of several weeks tbnrfmn r
could not very well set it aside. '
i am giving you these details in
order that vou mav i-n. :. .
through indifference, or lack of appre-
iiaiion oi your kmd invitation that I
did not appear at your exercises.
With kindest regards and best
wishes, I am
Yours very truly,
Robert M. Sweitzer,
Chicago, September 21, 1922.
Richberg, Ickes, Davies& Lord
1916 Harris Trust Building
Mr. Julius F. Taylor, r.
6206 South Elizabeth Street,
My dear Mr. Taylor:
I promised to let, you know today
whether it would be possible for, me
to be present at the Memorial exer
cises to be held in honor of the late
Bishop Fallows, and I regret very
much that absence from the city will
prevent my attendance.
I thank you very much for, asking
Yours very truly,
Harofd L. Ickes.
' Mr. Ickes is the president oft the
Chicago branch of the NationaF As
sociation, for the Advancement of Col
ored People. Editor.
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