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SEE EUROPE IF YOU WILL, BUT SEE AMERICA FIRST MT. RAINIER NATIONAL PARK AND THE GREAT NORTHWEST A NEW LECTURE ON A BIG SUBJECT BYFigure JOHN WESLEY CARTER, PH. D. Author From the Heights, Etc. (45th THOUSAND) For Terms Address JOHN WESLEY CARTER RACINE, WISCONSIN Illustrated with 120 Exquisitely Colored Slides THE CARTER LECTURES ILLUSTRATED WITH SUPERB PICTURES AMERICA'S grandeur and beauty, its throbbing human life and history, are a thousand-fold more than we think. These lectures are from personal experience, research and study in every place, one hundred thousand miles, in far wild Alaska, through Canada, all America, Old Mexico, and the islands of the sea. ¶Nearly all the lectures have stood alone in magazine articles contributed by the author. Now he combines and beautifully illustrates them with the best dissolving stereopticon and slides. ABBREVIATED PERSONAL AND PRESS NOTICES For three years Dr. Carter was pastor of the church on Capitol Hill, Denver, of which I am a member. He never fails to interest and instruct. His lectures on travel are the finest I have ever heard. I commend him to everyone who wants to hear something worth while. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR E. R. HARPER, Acting Governor of Colorado. Those who attended Rev. J. W. Carter's lecture given before Carlton College at the Congregational Church Monday enjoyed every minute of the evening. Mr. Carter has a style peculiarly his own and by his beautiful word painting carries his hearers over the ground in flights of oratory studded with beautiful gems of thought. His lecture is a collection of facts, illustrated, and deals with the wonderful scenery in fitting descriptions.— Northfield (Minn.) News. Dr. Carter's new lecture on The Great Northwest is illustrated and shows what Uncle Sam's family is doing in this Wonderland of ours. The lecturer has visited our deepest mines and climbed to our highest altitudes—even Mt. Rainier. He knows the solitudes of our forests and the magnitude of our irrigation projects. Rivers with cities and industries and prairies with their grain fields are open books. The Indians, the quaint recesses of the desert, and our prehistoric ruins, all have lured the lecturer. He knows the lights and shadows of the North and South and follows both our history and tide of immigration as the star of empire moves Westward in its course. The lecturer is pictorially perfect, but pre-eminently man-making. REV. A. R. TILLINGHAST, Pasadena, Cal. The Times-Call has arranged for another editorial feature of particular worth in which it feels that its readers will find unusual interest—a series of travel stories by Rev. John Wesley Carter, Ph. D., pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd and prominent as a lecturer, traveler and author. Dr. Carter is a Racine man who has attained national prominence through his lectures and magazine articles. He has traveled extensively in all parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Alaska, the Orient and Islands of the Pacific and has given illustrated lectures bearing upon these travels in practically every state of the union. He is one of the comparatively few people to have made a complete ascent of Mt. Rainier and his story of this trip which was published shortly afterward has reached its thirty-sixth thousand. His series of articles for the Times-Call will concern the countries and places he has most recently visited and without doubt will prove one of the most interesting features in a page of exceptional worth. The articles, about one hundred in all, will appear Mondays and Thursdays on the Editorial page of the Times-Call.— Racine Times-Call, March 4, 1916. Other Subjects: CALIFORNIA OLD MEXICO OUR SOUTHWEST OUR NATIONAL PARKS ALASKA CANADIAN ROCKIES YELLOWSTONE PARK OUR NORTHWEST HAWAII JAPAN CHINA THE PHILIPPINES ABBREVIATED PRESS COMMENTS OnMount Ranier: In the snows of Heaven dressed From the Heights Or THE ASCENT OF MT. RAINIER by JOHN WESLEY CARTER John Wesley Carter has produced a real out-in-the-open essay.— The Boston Globe. A beautiful little homily on mountain climbing and the spiritual lessons derived therefrom, with Mt. Rainier as the center piece.— The Advance. The author gives a beautiful description of the mountains and the life which they provide.— The Detroit News. From the Heights is the title under which John Wesley Carter gives some homeopathic doses of inspiration and corrective to our too hurried living.— The Dial, Chicago. One of the sweetest of essays has come to our attention entitled From the Heights. It is full of beautiful thoughts, uplifting and encouraging.— Assembly Herald, Philadelphia. After the ascent of the mountain with its messages of inspiration, the author dwells upon other mountains, those of the mind and heart and noble experience.— The Presbyterian Advance. After an interesting account of the ascent of Mt. Rainier and a night there above the clouds, the author of this essay writes for dwellers in spiritual valleys.— St. Paul Dispatch. From the Heights is a choice little essay by John Wesley Carter, centered in description of America's noblest mountain.— State Journal, Madison, Wis. This essay aspires to lead the reader from physical altitude to spiritual heights, Mt. Rainier being the source of the author's inspiration.— The Continent, Philadelphia. A gentle little essay in which Mt. Rainier is used as a starting point for excursions to other mountains—not on the map.— Rocky Mountain News. John Wesley Carter, inspired by the glories of Mt. Tacoma has written an essay— From the Heights ;—as fine an apostrophe to the snowy dome as we have read in many a day. It is a valuable addition to the literature of the great mountain.— Tacoma Daily News. This dainty little essay is a bright and stimulating example of inspirational literature. The heights are the snow capped mountain tops—first of nature, and, by analogy, of the thought realm—which breathe down upon us their blessings of peace and purity and noble inspiration.— The Christian World. From the Heights by John Wesley Carter is the impressions of a mountain climber for soul culture. A delightful reverie from the heights of Mt. Rainier and an exhortation to climb other than physical mountains for the soul's good.— Christian Advocate, Cincinnati. Mr. Carter's essay pictures in glowing terms the ascent of Mt. Rainier the crown of the Puget Sea. Sunset, night and morning are beautifully depicted. Then the spiritual and moral association of the mountain are brought out with simple and natural eloquence.— Post-Express, Rochester, N. Y. From the Heights by John Wesley Carter makes those of us who stay at the foot of the peak and look up feel miserably small. His description of the mountain at noon, night and morning is filled with beautiful imagery. We feel on reading it the same exultation which he felt.— Cincinnati Times-Star. This beautiful essay contains an account of the ascent of Mt. Rainier and of the wonderful vision seen from its top. A fitting application of this experience is made to the mountains of our spiritual life.— The Presbyterian Banner, Pittsburg. John Wesley Carter has written a beautiful reverie entitled From the Heights. After suggesting the inspiration of an experience on Mt. Rainier, the author draws spiritual lessons urging the view from the heights of religious experience.— The Standard, Chicago. Have you ever stood on the top of a high mountain, or better still, spent the night there? Have you ever been above the clouds and looked through them and witnessed a sunset, the approach of night and finally the break of day from a great altitude? If you have, then you can appreciate From the Heights, a little essay by John Wesley Carter.— The Times, Rochester, N. Y. Thoughts suggested by mountains, by their wonders and beauties and the range of outlook from their summits, fill the open pages of this essay. From these the author passes to a description of Mt. Rainier. His thoughts are then led to the consideration of men's lives which may be mountains of the intellect, of love, of heroism, and a plea with men to lift their spirits above the annoyances of passion and of strife.— The Picayune, New Orleans. P. S.—The venerable Bishop Vincent had a Chautauqua lecture called From the Heights. His son, Dr. George Edgar Vincent, president of the University of Minnesota, suggested to me that I name this essay after his father's lecture.— John Wesley Carter.
|Title||Mt. Rainier National Park|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Lecturers|
|Personal Name Subject||Carter, John Wesley|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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