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Figure Dr. Charles Bayard Mitchell REDPATH ANNOUNCEMENT DR. CHARLES BAYARD MITCHELL, the Pastor of the St. James Methodist Episcopal Church, Chicago, is constantly being called upon for lectures in all parts of the country. As pastor of a large city church, he has little time for outside engagements. Dr. Mitchell has filled prominent pulpits of his denomination in Pittsburg, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Cleveland. He has been on the programmes of the great denominational gatherings of his Church, both in this country and England. He is a graduate of Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., and one of its most widely known and honored alumni. He has repeatedly refused the overtures made him by other Bureaus for a portion of his time, but the Redpath-Slayton Lyceum Bureau has at last succeeded in securing a limited number of nights from him during the coming season. Dr. Mitchell's congregations are among the largest in Chicago. He is in constant demand upon all important public occasions. He always pleases the most critical audiences in city or country. LECTURES THE ORIGINAL IDIOT THE PRIZE-TAKER MY IDEAL BOY A MAN'S MAN WHAT WILL MRS. GRUNDY SAY? A DONKEY RIDE TO BETHLEHEM THE LAND OF THE PHARAOHS THE LOYAL LEAGUER ILLUSTRATED THE LAND OF THE CZAR THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN REDPATH-SLAYTON WHAT PEOPLE THINK Dr. Mitchell's lecture held a large audience in rapt attention—held them by his dramatic style of delivery, his pervading humor and his logic. His lecture was a disappointment to many of the audience who expected to hear merely a sermon from a Methodist minister. The lecture was certainly an event in Hutchinson's chronology of good things.— Hutchinson (Kansas) Times. There was sound mental food for the philosopher; there was fine rich humor for the lover of wit; there was rare dramatic talent for the devotee of the stage. In this last particular the lecturer was preeminent. Dr. Mitchell's illustrations of homely truths, by voice, posture, action, gesture, made the lessons of his discourse strike home with tremendous force.— Hutchinson (Minn.) Leader. Dr. Charles Bayard Mitchell is a fine preacher, a great lecturer, an eloquent orator, and a consummate actor. This is the impression that famous divine made last night in his lecture. The edifice was packed to the doors, the galleries were filled and the aisles occupied. The lecture was delivered with wonderfully dramatic force by the preacher, orator and actor.— Rochester (Minn.) Post. It is utterly impossible to give an adequate idea of the lecture with Dr. Mitchell's personality, wit, illustrations and intensely dramatic actions absent. He is a born imitator, and on this account, a rare story teller, and he uses his talent not so much to amuse his auditors, as to drive home and clinch his argument.— Rochester (Minn.) Daily Bulletin. The Prize-Taker is said to be one of Dr. Mitchell's best lectures, and was delivered with the ease and grace which is characteristic of all his discourses.— Minneapolis Journal. The lecture of Dr. Mitchell was the best thing Emporia has heard for many a day. He held the crowded house in the closest attention. He has the orator's gift of changing the hearer's mood from grave to gay and from the mirthful to the sublime. He is a trained speaker who is above the devices of an elocutionist.— Emporia Daily Gazette. Dr. Mitchell was eloquent, witty and pathetic. He is one of those preachers who makes talking an art, and entertains as well as instructs. He has the dramatic powers of a great actor, and reminds one much of the lamented Lawrence Barrett.— Brookfield (Mo.) Argus. The words so often uttered about Henry Ward Beecher that when he became a preacher the stage lost a good actor, holds good also with regard to Dr. Mitchell. In perfect control of voice, in aptitude of gesture, in fine conception of the true point of a sentence or story, he gives many proofs of great dramatic possibilities. To this may be added, as extra merit, a good sense of humor, a roseate temper, and a good portion of true sentiment. When the result of the union of such qualities is considered, it is not to be wondered at that Dr. Mitchell was heartily received.— Minneapolis Times. Dr. Mitchell has, by all odds, become the popular preacher and great lecturer of the West. In the prime of manhood, with classical training, rich and wide experience, he is rapidly pushing to the fore front of the platform princes of the day. He is an intellectual, spiritual and oratorical whirlwind, and he carries his audience between thumb and finger. He is compelled to refuse at least half the pressing invitations to lecture.— Shawhan's Record. WHAT OTHERS SAY Dr. Mitchell has a powerful and at times a dramatic delivery—a clear, ringing and resonant voice—and the manner of an actor. He is a born actor; there is never a false inflection; the climaxes are natural and stirring.— Kansas City Journal. Dr. Mitchell is a most accomplished orator—witty, brilliant and scholarly. He frequently reaches flights of eloquence which stir the soul to its innermost depths.— Fairmount Sentinel. Dr. Mitchell's lecture, The Prize-Taker, was, without doubt, the best lecture ever delivered in this city.— Glencoe (Minn.) Register. Dr. Mitchell is popular in Carthage. He has now lectured here three seasons in succession, and he would draw a packed house if he should return next week. He is a scholarly looking man, and has that clean, clear-cut understanding of the English language that gives his utterances a graceful flow, unmarred by rhetorical and grammatical inconsistencies so annoying in many public speakers. He has rare dramatic power, and in delivery exercises much magnetic influence upon his audience.— Carthage (Mo.) Journal. Dr. Mitchell's lecture was generally conceded to be the most interesting and enjoyable lecture heard this season.— Vineland (N. J.) Register. Dramatic Lecturer Matchless Word-painter Oratorical Whirlwind Born Imitator Sparkling with exquisite humor and happily original throughout.— Butler (Mo.) Daily Democrat. Dr. Charles Bayard Mitchell Dr. Mitchell's lecture was eloquent and gleamed with humor.— Leavenworth Times. A DESERVED COMPLIMENT In the evening I said to the Duquesne Hotel clerk: Which is the most popular Methodist church in this city? Brimstone Corner, sir. All the travelling men go there, sir. Splendid preacher, sir. Go, sir, by all means; you will be greatly entertained. I went. The church rejoicing in the sombre nickname of Brimstone Corner I found to be the Smithfield M. E. Church, its pastor Rev. Chas. B. Mitchell, and that it had gotten its name from the color with which it had been painted. It was crowded. The pastor is young, eloquent, powerful. He preached a most admirable sermon on Christian citizenship. It was good from beginning to end, in matter, manner and tone. He was fearless, temperate and earnest. I don't know when I have seen so many excellent qualities so well balanced in any public speaker, or heard quite so satisfactory a sermon. It made a profound impression on the vast audience.—Extract from Peter Plumtre's (Robert Nourse) letter in Zion's Herald.
|Title||Dr. Charles Bayard Mitchell|
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|Personal Name Subject||Mitchell, Charles Bayard|
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