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S. W. GILKEY figure Exclusive Management THE COIT LYCEUM BUREAU, Citizens Building, Cleveland. D R. S. W. GILKEY, as a writer, has a style whose marked characteristics are clearness, smoothness, and strength. As a speaker, his enunciation is markedly distinct, his voice melodious, and his emphasis well-placed and forcible. His wide experience as a teacher, including elocution, rhetoric, art of discourse, and kindred subjects, gave him a good foundation in making special preparation for platform work. His extensive reading along scientific, philosophic, economic, and sociological lines, have prepared him for a thoughtful discussion of his different subjects, while his keen sense of humor has enabled him to make his discussions spicy and entertaining. The following press and personal notices will indicate the pleasure and satisfaction with which his lectures are being received. A Few Press Notices. Evening Chronicle-News, Trinidad, Col., May 28, 1907. One of the pleasing features of the winter's lecture course which has been going on at the Presbyterian church was the lecture given last night by Rev. S. W. Gilkey. His subject was Dollars and Sense, and he clearly defined and divided each from the other. There was a large and appreciative audience in attendance and the lecture pleased them very much. The Enterprise, Burgettstown, Pa. Dr. S. W. Gilkey delivered his lecture Dollars and Sense, on Tuesday evening, May 8th, at the Robinson U. P. church. The lecture was comprehensive, instructive and entertaining. The lecturer gave some pungent truths about money and brains, their use and abuse. His is an important message to our commercial age, and should be widely heard. Linesville, Pa., Herald. The lecture given Thursday evening by Dr. Gilkey on Dollars and Sense, was scholarly and entertaining. His subject is unique and he handles it with skill. The weakness of humanity are projected in strong outline to the audience. Flashes of wit and mirth enliven the flow of thought. The Evening Telegram, Garden City, Kans,, June 1, 1907. Dr. S. W. Gilkey's lecture at the Presbyterian church last night was well attended, considering the weather and the fact that it followed the graduating exercises and Memorial day. It was greatly appreciated by all who heard it. The lecture on Dollars and Sense was a carefully considered treatment of daily problems, and was filled with both humor and hard sense. Dr. Gilkey combines the viewpoint of the minister of the gospel and the man of business in an entertaining and instructive fashion. The Trainidad (Col.) Advertiser, May 28, 1907. Rev. S. W. Gilkey, a well-known lecturer, spoke to a large audience last evening on the subject of Dollars and Sense. The address was delivered in the Presbyterian church, and was greatly appreciated by all who heard it. Rev. Gilkey has a fine personality, and his lecture abounds in sound common sense and valuable advice. The Evening Record, Greenville, Pa. Rev. Mr. Gilkey's lecture on Dollars and Sense proved to be a treat. He is a forceful and entertaining speaker and delighted his hearers. Lecture Subjects: Some American Ideals Dollars and Sense. The Poetry and Peril of Power. The Quelling of a Brain-Storm. PRESS NOTICES. Evening Journal, Washington, Ia. The Rev. S. W. Gilkey, of Mercer, Pa., delivered his lecture Dollars and Sense last night in the First United Presbyterian church for the Covenanter church of this city. His Dollars and Sense is a practical discourse showing the neceseity of the proper balancing of dollars and sense. Too many dollars and too little sense, no dollars and no sense, sense without dollars and dollars without sense are conditions not to be desired. The lecture is a discussion along such lines, touching upon the social and financial problems of the day. The monotony of tedious discussion is relieved by a sprinkling of stories which illustrate the points that are to be impressed upon the hearers. The lecture was evidently prepared with the object of emphasizing some practical points which cannot be brought too clearly before the eyes of the people. Mr. Gilkey in writing the lecture certainly had the double motive of producing something entertaining and at the same time practical. The Pittsburgh Press. Dr. S. W. Gilkey delivered an interesting lecture in Allegheny Tuesday evening on Dollars and Sense. He dwelt on the wise and foolish ways of getting and using wealth, the benefits or dangers of trusts, responsibilities of men of wealth in regard to public institutions, and the growing aud praiseworthy liberality of our men of wealth. Rev. Dr. Gilkey is a forceful speaker, and the lecture was well prepared and ably delivered. It is practical, and interspersed with wit, touching upon many questions of the wise distribution of wealth. Newark (N. J.) Daily Advertiser. The Rev. Dr. S. W. Gilkey, of Mercer, Pa., lectured in the Sixth Presbyterian church on Dollars and Sense, and for an hour and a half held the close attention of the audience while he presented an argument for the right use of money. He gave many illustrations of a humorous character to illustrate the theme. It was the second lecture in the course. Washington (Ia.) Democrat. Rev. Gilkey gave a lecture in the First church last Tuesday evening. It was full of anecdotes which were practically applied and well told. He gave a good lecture and the pity was that he did not have a vastly larger crowd. The Western Press, Mercer, Pa. A good audience of our most intelligent people in Mercer heard his lecture with great pleasure and delight. His thorough discussion of his subject is presented in a most attractive manner. The Pittsburgh Times. The speaker has an attractive style, and his address was a practical and entertaining presentation of an every day subject. It was well received. Youngstown (O.) Daily Vindicator. An intelligent and quite a large audience collected in Gibson's Hall last evening to hear Rev. S. W. Gilkey, D. D., of Mercer, Pa., talk on Dollars aud Sense. Dr. Gilkey had been heralded as an entertaining, gifted orator, as well as a scholarly man—and in his address last evening certainly proved himself worthy of all the pretty things said in advance. In a comprehensive, logical, and at the same time rather humorous way, he handled his subject, pointing out the follies of covetnous, obligations of wealth, and dangers of trusts. He certainly made a very favorable impression on his hearers, and will be cordially welcomed on the occasion of a return visit. The United Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pa. Rev. S. W. Gilkey, D. D., delivered his lecture Dollars and Sense, in Allegheny, Tuesday evening, February 4th, to a highly delighted audience. The lecturer treats his unique subject in a scholarly manner, and presents to his audience a lecture both instructive and entertaining. Dr. Gilkey is not out of his element when on the platform. The Washington (Ia.) Press. Rev. Dr. S. W. Gilkey lectured on Dollars and Sense in the First U. P. church Tuesday eve, to swell the Covenanter building fund. He entertained the audience an hour and a half. He has a good platform presence, speaks easily and distinctly, and enlivens his discourse with humorous illustrations. The Republican Standard, Carrollton, Ohio. The many good judges of a popular lecture who listened to Dr. Gilkey on Dollars and Sense, in Carrollton, on Wednesday evening of last week, pronounced it excellent in thought, fine in literature, oratorical in delivery, and superior to any of the regular course number of this or last season. Washington (Ia.) Gazette. Rev. S. W. Gilkey, D. D., preached at the First U. P. church Sabbath morning and at the Second church in the evening. He is a scholarly and able man, and his sermons were good ones. He delivered his lecture Dollars and Sense in the First church Tuesday evening. It abounds in bright sayings and is very entertaining. The Christian Union Herald, Pittsburgh, Pa. Dr. S. W. Gilkey delivered his lecture on Dollars and Sense to an appreciative audience in the Fifth church, Allegheny, Tuesday evening, Feb. 4. The lecture abounds in wisdom and humor. The Greenville Progress. Dr. S. W. Gilkey delivered his lecture Dollars and Sense on Thursday evening. The lecture was full of hard, common sense, and was listened to by an appreciative audience. PERSONAL COMMENT. Rev. A. M. Smeallie, Northfield, O. On February 26th Dr. S. W. Gilkey gave his lecture entitled Dollars and Sense, at Northfield, Ohio, before an interested and delighted audience. While the lecture is packed with interesting information, and vital questions of the day are discussed as by a master, yet there sparkles through it all such wit and humor that the lecturer holds the interest of his audience to the end. While we have had a very successful course of lectures and entertainments through the winter, from many lips are heard concerning this lecture, these words: The best of all. Personally I am very sure that lecture committiees will make do mistake in securing Dr. Gilkey's services. J. Q. A. McDowell, D. D. Danville, Ky. The lecture by Dr. Gilkey on Dollars and Sense is thoughful without being dry, and entertaining withour being superficial and frivolous. It is very timely, clear in thought, excellent in literary form, brightened with fun, and suited to please and profit all who heares it. Indeed not simply to amuse, but to render amusement instructive, and instruction amusing, it will help to right thinking and living, while it ministers to the enjoyment of the passing hour. Prof. Albert E. Maltby, Principal State Normal School, Slippery Rock, Pa. The Rev. S. W. Gilkey gave his popular lecture on Dollars and Sense before our body of students and the people of this town. It was received with high approval, and I am sure that all who heard the lecturer will be glad to listen to his eloquent addresses should an opportunity to hear him again be offered. Rev. R. T. McCrea, Fresno, Ohio. The people who listened to Dr. S. W. Gilkey's lecture on Dollars and Sense, in Fresno and Amity, were highly pleased with it and feel that those that did not hear it missed a treat. Many of them would endorse the very strongest statements in regard to its excellence. It is indeed a great lecture. Prof. D. A. McClenahan, D. D., Allegheny, Pa. Dr. Gilkey's lecture on Dollars and Sense is instructive beyond the usual lecture. It is packed with good, wholesome instruction. Its English is of a high order. And withal it is bright, sparkling and filled with stories which serve to enforce the points made and to keep the audience in laughing humor. It deserves a wide hearing. Alonzo Hayne, Pres. Jefferson Co., O., Cent. Inst. Society. Dr. S. W. Gilkey held his intelligent audience in rapt attention for an hour and a quarter by his combination of oratory, logic and humor. Prof. J. S. Fruit, Allegheny, Pa. Rev. S. W. Gilkey, pastor of the First United Presbyterian church, delivered his lecture, Dollars and Sense, before a large and appreciative audience at the annual Teachers' Institute held in Mercer during the second week of November. The lecture is replete with good things which are ably presented by Dr. Gilkey. His audience insiinctively feel that he is in touch with the great problems of the day, and were his philosophy but followed through its natural sequence in every day life, they realize their own lives could be lifted to fields or nobler activity. Rev. George W. MacDonald. I have heard with great pleasure and profit the lecture of Rev. S. W. Gilkey, D. D., on the supreme question of the hour, Dollars and Sense. It embraces wide research, thorough study, irresistable logic, mirthful illustrations, making it, with his native oratory, a masterpiece of eloquence. Any society or class of persons desiring a fair, full and humorous discussion of this absorbing topic should not fail to make an early date with this lecturer. The importance of the theme, and the manner in which he presents it, should deprive him of many evenings for rest during the comming winter. W. E. Slemmons, D. D., Washington, Pa. I have had the pleasure of hearing Dr. S. W. Gilkey's lecture on Dollars and Sense and can commend it as full of sound sense on the subject of the great American characteristic—the strenuous pursuit of the almighty dollar. The lecture shows research, is full of instruction and wholesome advice, abounds in humorous passages, and will entertain and benefit those who hear it. Prof. E. D. Edwards, Vailsburg, N. J. I take pleasure in certifying to the satisfaction and enjoyment derived by a large and enthusiastic audience upon the occasion of Dr. S. W. Gilkey's lecture entitled Dollars and Sense, given for the First Presbyterian church of this place. While spiced with humor to provide recreation for the mind it abunded with valuable advice, suggestion and instruction for all. Rev. W. M. Barr, West Middlesex, Pa. Dr. S. W. Gilkey lectured in the Lackawannock church, on Tuesday evening, November, 26th. An appreciative audience listened to him with pleasure. The lecture was excellent in style and subject matter. It was also very timely and well delivered. Rev. David Reed Miller, D. D., Pittsburgh, Pa. The lecture by Dr. Gilkey, in Adamsville, Pa., was a good one. It was interesting, instructive, helpful, meritorious. The subject was handled with ability and to the edification of his audience.
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