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1908 2 Figure FRANCIS B. WENDLING DRAMATIC ORATOR The face is the frame; the soul, the face behind the face, is the picture in it, and the frame will always suit the picture, if the thoughts are noble and the deeds heroic. Management of THE MUTUAL LYCEUM BUREAU Suite 55 Auditorium Bldg. CHICAGO W.A. Davis Phone 5986 ashland 1273 Congress st Chicago Ill Francis B. Wendling, Dramatic Orator ANNOUNCEMENT SOME lawyers are lecturers, and some lecturers are lawyers—Some preachers are lecturers and some lecturers are preachers—but it remains for the subject of this announcement Francis B. Wendling of Chicago, to be the first artist who is a lecturer, and a lecturer who is an artist—at lecturing. No man upon the American platform is more deserving of a wide hearing. His message is uplifting, helpful and abounds with the deepest sympathy for struggling humanity. He stands alone in his original, fascinating method and by his dramatic, oratorical power, moves his listeners as with the wand of an enchanter to smiles and tears, or to solemn, serious thought. He talks from brain and heart. His quarter of a century's experience as a teacher and artist, (both in practice and pursuit) has made him a close student of humanity, and his analysis of life, in its varied phases, and his observation of the phenomena of nature, coupled with a most wonderful gift of natural oratory, superb voice, and magnetic personality, enable him to appear as one of the most charming, entertaining and brilliant speakers on the American Platform. With this statement we take pleasure in announcing him for his great lecture. The Face Behind the Face PRESS AND PERSONAL NOTICES Niles City Schools, J. D. Schiller, Supt. Francis B. Wendling gave his lecture The Face Behind the Face to a most appreciative audience last evening, and he held their closest attention from his opening to the close and all expressed their appreciation of the logical, earnest and thoughtful message of the speaker. Mr. Wendling's success as a platform speaker is already assured and I bespeak for him a bright future in his new line. Rev. Frank A. Higgins, Pastor Dowagiac, Mich. The lecture given by Francis B. Wendling in this city last night, was one of the most enjoyable numbers of the whole season's entertainments. Mr. Wendling's message The Face Behind the Face proved to be an inspiration to all present. It was indeed an intellectual feast. Mr. Wendling possesses a pleasing and magnetic personality which claims the individual attention of the audience. Our verdict is come again. Mr. Phil. H. Sipfle, Pres. Y. M. C. A. Pekin, Ill. Your lecture The Face Behind the Face given under the Y. M. C. A. auspices at the M. E. Church, was a rich treat for all; have heard nothing but the highest praise from all who heard it. We want to hear you again. Rev. Parker Stockdale, Chicago Francis B. Wendling is a man whose character is above reproach, and he deserves in the fullest sense, that much abused title Christian Gentleman. He is an artist and orator and devotes his talents in the establishment of the true, the good and the beautiful. He is worthy of the public's confidence and should be appreciated for the great service he can render humanity. Dowagiac (Mich.) Daily News Francis B. Wendling, the well-known dramatic lecturer and orator, appeared at the Christian church, Tuesday evening in his lecture, The Face Behind the Face, and his lecture proved to be all that was promised. He held his hearers in intense interest for about two hours. He is a fluent speaker, an orator of power and ability G. F. Feltus, Deputy Grand Chancellor K. of P. I have the pleasure of installing Bro. Francis B. Wendling into the office of Chancellor Commander of his lodge, Mystic Tie, No. 497 K. of P. of Chicago, on Tuesday evening, January 2, 1906. Seldom have I ever heard such eloquence as fell from the lips of Bro. Wendling in his speech of acceptance. He sounded the key note of Pythianism, and I believe every Bro. Knight who heard him went home feeling stronger and better men, and with a broader and more charitable feeling for humanity. J. L. Snyder, Gen'l Sec'y, Wabash R. R. Y. M. C. A. I take pleasure in speaking of the lecture of Francis B. Wendling, The Face Behind the Face. I enjoyed it very much, indeed. The first part of the lecture was a masterpiece of practical philosophy and deep reasoning, the last was a true exposition of the present social conditions and modern day life. I feel that, with Mr. Wendling's superb voice and his strong personality, he is one of the coming men upon the American platform. La Porte (Ind.) Daily Herald The lecture last evening by Francis B. Wendling of chicago, on the subject, The Face Behind the Face, was an excoriation of present society methods. The mask of hyprocrisy and deception was ruthlessly torn away, in order to let the world see the inner face—the real face. Mr. Wendling has an easy style of delivery, and a way of pleasing as well as impressing and instructing. Niles (Mich.) Daily Sun The audience that greeted Francis B. Wendling at the Library Auditorium last evening, when he delivered his lecture. The Face Behind the Face, was well pleased. The High School in presenting a lecturer of Mr. Wendling's merit sustains its reputation of providing pleasing and profitable entertainment. Mr. Wendling established an enviable reputation here for himself last evening. He is a pleasing speaker, a deep thinker, possesses a grace of manner and expresses his thoughts in forceful and eloquent language. CHAUTAUQUA PRESS AND PERSONAL NOTICES Rockford (Ill.) Daily Gazette Lecture was one of great merit. Command of language marvelous. Eloquence captivated entire audience. Pronounced by many the best ever heard in the city. Free Press-Gazette, Nokomis, Ill. A splendid lecture, everybody delighted, beautiful word pictures, a great message. Paxton (Ill.) Daily Record Logical, patriotic, eloquent. Shelbyville (Ill.) Daily Union (Editorial) The man with the Face Behind the Face carries a line of all sorts of goods, and delivers them to the entire satisfaction of good-sized audiences. Francis B. Wendling is the man, and he had the honor of holding the largest audience ever assembled at the local assembly to hear a favorite son. Frank is versatile, as well as eloquent, and well equipped for platform work. Long may he live and continue in the good work. Pontiac (Ill.) Daily Leader No speaker upon the Chautauqua platform heard with greater interest. A graceful and forceful speaker. Eloquent in the utterance of every word, a masterly address. Racine (Wis.) Daily Journal A scholarly and finished oration which by many was pronounced the masterpiece of the Chautauqua. Kendallville (Ind.) Daily Sun Strong personality, whose very presence was a mental and moral uplift. The local stage never witnessed a more beautiful word painting, nor a lecture more replete with food for thought; a finished orator, a deep thinker. Geneseo (Ill.) Republic A lecture of much interest and value. A message of truth, delivered with earnestness, sincerity and fervor. Alton (Ill.) Daily Sentinel-Democrat. Fine lecture at Piasa Chautauqua, an unusually entertaining speaker, audience delighted. Shelbyville (Ill.) Chautauqua Dr. J. C. Westervelt, Pres., says: It is with pleasure that I write a few words of commendation of the work of F. B. Wendling. Without question his lecture at our assembly of 1907 was one of the best on our program. He has a fine stage presence, his lecture is a message he delights his audiences. I heartily commend him to the public. Pontiac (Ill.) and Rockford (Ill.) Chautauquas A. C. Folsom, Supt., says: Mr. Francis B. Wendling delivered his lecture, The Face Behind the Face, at the Chautauquas at Pontiac and Rockford in 1907. He interested, helped, and pleased our patrons. He has a message for thinking people, a good platform presence, and I take great pleasure in heartily commending him and his work to Chautauquas. Prof. E. G. Bauman, Supt. of Mt. Vernon (Ind.) Schools and Mgr. Nokomis (Ill.) Chautauqua, says: Francis B. Wendling delivered his lecture, The Face Behind the Face, at our Chautauqua this summer. The audience which greeted him was probably the largest during the session. Everybody was delighted. Mr. Wendling is an eloquent speaker. His lecture carries with it a great message, and is delivered in a masterly and forceful way. He is sure to make good. Managers of Chautauquas and lecture courses will make no mistake in booking him as one of their attractions. THE UNFINISHED PICTURE Is the title of Mr. Wendling's new lecture for 1908 Chautauqua Season. Strikingly dramatic—should be heard by every American mother and father, son and daughter—a lecture that will never be forgotten, a great picture, into which is blended the high lights and shadows of life, based upon a quarter of a century's personal observation and experiences.
|Title||Francis B. Wendling|
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|Personal Name Subject||Wendling, Francis B.|
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