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POPULAR SPECIAL LECTURES EDWARD ELLIS CARR EDITOR OF THE CHRISTIAN SOCIALIST, HYDE PARK, CHICAGO INTRODUCTORY T HESE Lectures have been Enriched by an Experience of Fifteen Years in the Pulpit and Twelve Years as a Lecturer and Chautauqua Manager. All the Editorial Testimonials quoted, and most of the Others, refer to Lectures Delivered Immediately Before and After such Notable Orators as John Temple Graves, Col. Geo. W. Bain, Gov. LaFollette and Others of Equal Rank on the Platform, where Comparison Provided the Severest Possible Test. The Subject-matter in Each Lecture is Distinctly Worth While—a Tremendous, Burning, Practical, Timely Message. As a Word-painter and Story-teller Mr. Carr has Few Equals, and Few Surpass him in Force and Fire. He grips the Audience with his Thought, plays upon their Sense of Humor, melts them with Pathos, moves them with Indignation against Wrong and carries them to Sublime Heights of Vision and Resolve. His commanding Physique, genial, magnetic Personality, clear, strong, rich, flexible Voice, forcible, dramatic, yet spontaneous Gesture and marvelous Facial Expression give him Mastery of an Audience from the first. The Lecture must be SEEN while being heard for Full Appreciation. There is not a dull moment. People do not yawn, loll, shift position or leave the room. Intense Attention holds Them to the End. He has been Repeatedly Engaged for the Fourth Successive Year on Lecture Courses where No Other Attraction was Returned during that Period; and Often, After his First Lecture, he has been Immediately Engaged for a Special and Unexpected Addition to That Year's Course. Four Lectures in Two Seasons in a Course of Four each Year—Just Half, with No Other Attraction Repeated—Proved the Appreciation of One Committee. Neither of the Popular Lectures have Ever Been Delivered in a Town where there was a Daily or Weekly Paper that the Editor did not use Editorial Space for Enthusiastic Praise of the Lecture—Which is Vastly different from the Space-filler Praises of an Obliging and Careless Reporter. These Lectures are All Guaranteed—Satisfaction or No Pay. ALLIED PRINTING TRADES COUNCIL UNION LABEL CHICAGO 191 For terms and dates address The Christian Socialist , Hyde Park, Chicago. POPULAR LECTURES I. Getting Married. —This is no joke, yet there is fun in it. The lecture begins with a word-painting which charms all listeners and forever enriches their memory. The main part deals with THE MAN AND WOMAN FIT TO MARRY and the vital points therein presented can never be forgotten . It is a moss-rose,—beautiful, but take care! To relieve the tension some of the takingest stories are told. The glow of sweet romance and noble sentiment beautifies the whole, and the lecture closes with a word-picture of sublime beauty, tenderness and power. Nothing more popular, interesting, delightful and helpful could be obtained for an evening entertainment for young and old. It is certain to make all hearers both better and happier. Rather than to have had my people miss it, I would willingly have borne the whole expense myself. — Rev. J. W. Street , in asking for a return date. The lecture of Edward Ellis Carr on Getting Married, delivered at the Grand Opera House to an immense audience, was one of the most beautiful things heard in the city for many months. The lecture begins with a simile as sweet, perfect and beautiful as could be imagined. Rarely have truths ever been uttered with more delicacy, more art and more earnestness. Such words are of a character to baffle indifference, stifle scoffing and disarm impurity. The world would be better for a wider dissemination of such a message.— Editorial in Danville (Ill.) Daily Commercial . The lecture last night by Mr. Carr was one of the best yet presented. He showed a knowledge of human nature, human life, human happiness and human sorrow. He spoke in plain words, as a father to a son, or a mother to a tender daughter, but in a manner that he who heard could not but understand. The lecturer used fine language in the portrayal of his subject, showing him to be a man of education. Such lessons as he gave last night, to the rising generation especially, will more than repay Madison for what the Chautauqua has cost them.— Editorial in Madison (Ind.) Daily Democrat . The lecture was great, not so much because of the beautiful language it contained, for this there was; nor on account of the humor that is a part of it, but especially was it great because of its vital connection and tremendous importance with reference to the happiness, not only of individuals and families, but of nations and races. * * * The lecture was certainly one of the best yet, and it is no more than truth to say that as a lecturer Mr. Carr is not even outclassed by the greatest lights, the world-famous orators who have been at our Chautauqua.— Editorial in Madison (Ind.) Daily Herald . Edward Ellis Carr's lecture on Getting Married at the opera house Thursday night was a discourse of exceptional merit in every respect. The lecture threw a flood of light upon this vital subject.— Editorial in Rantoul (Ill.) News . The lecture on Getting Married by Edward Ellis Carr was one of the best heard on the grounds this season. Being on a practical subject it was also practical in its delivery and application. He is perfectly at home on the public platform and has appeared before large audiences at many of the Chautauqua assemblies in this country. With a strong, rich voice, accompanied by facial expressions which reflect the swift thoughts of a rapid thinker, and appropriate gestures, Mr. Carr is an ideal orator and so enthusiastic in his delivery that his hearers are interested and enraptured from first to last.At times he becomes most eloquent and indulges in word-painting with true artistic effectiveness; then with stern expression and forceful gesture he delivers an emphatic denunciation of some evil, hurling swiftly flying darts of truth and condemnation with unmistakable accuracy; again, he returns to the ideal of his theme and matchless eloquence flows from his lips, falling upon the ears of his audience with gentleness as refreshing as the dew of the morning.— Editorial in Vincennes (Ind.) Daily Capital . The lecture Getting Married is a marvelous and beautiful composition, just funny enough, just serious enough, just practical enough—just exactly right. Mr. Carr gave Getting Married in our city and has since been recalled three times, he being preferred over any other speaker, and Getting Married over any other lecture. No matter how strongly you recommend him, nor how much his hearers have been promised in advance, he never disappoints. — D. W. Sanders, Covington, Ind. II. A Casket of Gems. —A psychic study of the common man, showing his own inherent values—Profound enough for a sage, simple enough for a child. Not a thorn among its roses —all word-painting, humor, instruction, inspiration. Excellent for Commencement or Institute work. It has caused many young people to enter college and others to seek a higher education at home. Especially adapted to Chautauquas and popular lecture courses. It is truly, as the title signifies, a casket of gems. It presents the gems of the human soul in a manner that is at once beautiful, fascinating and inspiring. This lecture is worthy of a place on any platform. No one can listen to it without having a grander concept of God's crowning creation—the soul of man. — N. N. Riddle (Celebrated Lecturer on Soulology). Thank God I ever lived to hear this lecture! — A man 80 years old , his face shining with joy, his eyes streaming with tears. This lecture, in the beauty and depth of its thought and its forceful and graceful delivery, was a revelation to the people, and the wholesome lessons inculcated will not be soon forgotten. — Rev. W. L. Davidson, D.D. , Supt. of several Chautauquas. Eloquent, beautiful, full of brilliant sayings and thoroughly enjoyed by the large audience present.— Editorial in Danville (Ill.) Daily Democrat . III. The Pillars of Peace. —Boldly grapples with the four fundamental evils of life and shows that they are blessings in disguise, absolutely essential to human progress. Instructive, comforting, inspiring. IV. Footsteps of Creation. —The thrilling story of physical and spiritual evolution. Striking, daring, scientific, religious, popular and helpful. V. The Mark of the Beast. —A startling statement about the Bible and the Profit System. VI. The Missing Link. —Proving the material basis of human progress and the Stupendous Change at hand. SOCIALIST LECTURES I. The Failure of Capitalism. —An arraignment of the competitive system so convincing that many Socialist branches have declared it the best they ever heard and the capitalist papers have expressed themselves as follows: Without doubt the best Socialist speech ever heard in Racine was delivered at the Lakeside Auditorium Saturday night, when Rev. Edward E. Carr addressed an audience of 1,000 people. Rev. Carr is a remarkable orator, of fine appearance, and as demonstrated by his speech, a close student of economic conditions.— The Racine (Wis.) Daily Times, Ocober 31, 1904. (Mr. Carr has since delivered thirty other lectures in Racine.) II. Christian Socialism. —The Sermon on the Mount applied to modern conditions. Embodies the teachings of Jesus, the Apostolic Church and the Fathers on human brotherhood. Holds entranced unlettered men and scholars, Christians and unbelievers, whether seated or standing. Rev. E. E. Carr, editor of the Christian Socialist, Chicago, Illinois, delivered an address on Socialism at Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, and site of the Wisconsin University, and held between two and three hundred men and women standing on the street in the bitter cold for an hour and a half. Besides giving the meeting a very fair and kindly report, the editor of the Wisconsin State Journal expressed his impressions of the incident as follows: BETTER THAN THE UNIVERSITIES. It is a curious thing about Socialists that they embrace the opposite ends of society. Some of them are fine-lined, self-sacrificing men, little Christs who are wearied of the conventional struggle of life and have thrown in their lot for common ownership. One of these modern Gallileans was in town Wednesday. He spoke in the cold at a park entrance in the evening. He brought up a notice of his meeting to this office in the afternoon—a fine looking, smooth-faced, modest man of 40—a former Methodist pastor, with all the unselfish, quiet charm of a gentleman. One look told the story. He could hold his own in the old system with able men, but he conceives that to really grapple with modern life, its sorrows and distress, he must become a Socialist and take his message wherever the call leads; and a refined, book-loving man of the study must be led into some strange places when he winters and summers with the polyglots of Socialism.Sincerity is an impressive thing, whether it be a Socialist, a Prohibitionist, a Quaker, a man of action or a dreamer of dreams. The college boys who noted that strong face in the Square last night—a manly form in the cold night air, talking to a handful of people—had an opportunity to drink in a lesson of life that no specialist in literature or world-authority on vertebrae could impart. It was the most impressive, most convincing lesson in all the world against conventionalities, deception and momentum of obsolete usages; a strong man following the call of his own soul and heeding not the price.— Editorial in Wisconsin State Journal . Rev. E. E. Carr's lecture on Christian Socialism Oct. 1, was by far the most interesting lecture ever given on Socialism in this city. It is unique and captivating. An audience of over 1,000 listened enthusiastically for two hours and a half. This was Mr. Carr's second lecture in our city, and the people are so loud in their praises that the committee has engaged him to deliver three more lectures here soon. N. P. NEILSON (Socialist Alderman), Racine, Wisconsin. III. Economic Determinism in the Bible. IV. The Reign of the Working Class Foretold in Scripture. V. Why We Expect Socialism Soon. VI. Socialism and Sex. INSTITUTE LECTURES The growing religious and social unrest requires wise and earnest consideration, and Mr. Carr is prepared to furnish two series of ten lectures each that will deeply interest and vastly help those who hear them. I. Creation, or the Evolution of the World and Man. Considered from the Viewpoints of Modern Science and the Ancient Bible combined.—These lectures are intensely religious and intellectually stimulating. They have inspired many young people to higher education and restored faith to older folks. II. Socialism and Religion, or the Relation of Bible Principles to Modern Social Problems. —These lectures arouse tremendous interest in Bible study and produce profound conviction with respect to social duty and ultimate religious victory.
|Title||Edward Ellis Carr|
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