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Figure HARRY BOWSER 3141 Broadway, Indianapolis, Ind. ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. Harry Bowser, lecturer and humorist, has proved himself one of the unqualified platform successes of the day. His entire time is engaged far in advance of each season, and requests for return engagements well night universal. He delivers the goods. THREE VOICES. THE BUREAU. FIRST VOICE. Dear Mr. Bowser: We wish to express our appreciation of the splendid work you did on your lecture tour in New York, Pennsylvania and New England. Committees are everywhere requesting return dates. Your subjects have been vital, your presentation effective, your personal magnetism inspiring, and your message definite. You have made a hit and left your audiences happy and thoughtful.—Sincerely yours, Empire Lyceum Bureau. Dear Mr. Bowser: We have had nothing but good reports of your work and we are exceedingly well pleased with your seven weeks' tour for us in Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin.—Porter Lyceum Bureau. My Dear Mr. Bowser: You certainly made good with us in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, and we will give you a much longer tour next season.—The Rice Bureau. Mr. Bowser filled a number of dates in my territory in Iowa. All cannot praise too highly the man and his message. Without a single exception, the committees served, send best of reports.—A. J. Quigg, Dist. Manager. THE COMMITTEE. SECOND VOICE. Hon. Harry Bowser gave universal satisfaction here. His lectures are full of moral principles, and he is extremely entertaining. He does great good.—C. E. Crawford, Supt. of Schools, Clay City, Ind. Everyone was delighted. It was full of sound sense and bubbling over with good, wholesome humor.—W. U. Young, Supt. of Schools, Enon, Ohio. He held the attention of a crowded house with perfect ease. He certainly 'made good'.—W. F. Neel, Supt. of Schools, at Akron. He had his audience from first to last. Humor and philosophy, with a happy delivery and a pleasing platform presence.—J. J. Tatom, Prin. High School; L. B. Landers, County Supt., Bedford, Ind. One of the finest we have had in years.—Lieut. Jas. Fitzpatrick. There was not a dull moment in the lecture.—Rev. H. C. Clippinger, Indianapolis, Ind. A great success in every particular.—John H. Shipp, Supt. Schools, Francisco, Ind. They laughed until they hurt, but behind it all was a great lesson. We want Bowser again.—W. S. Poe, Supt. of Schools, Somerset, Ind. Was highly entertaining and inspiring. As good as a whole course of medicine as a cure for the 'blues'.—F. B. Hurst, Frankton, Ind. His sane, cheerful view of life, together with the many humorous illustrations, makes Mr. Bowser a most helpful lecturer.— A. G. Cato, Supt. of Schools, Loogootee, Id. The best smile producer I ever heard.—Geo. Kerr, Bethel, Ohio. He held his audience spellbound with his Heart Smiles.—J. S. Paul, Teacher, Ind. He presented his theme in such a captivating way that all not only smiled but were inspired to cultivate the happy, cheerful, optimistic view of life.—Daisy Kline, Supt. of Schools, Frankton, Ind. It was a great speech to prevent the spread of pessimism.—Harry Ansley, Supt. of Schools, Rushylvania, Ohio. He captured his auditors from the beginning and held them in a delighted state of mind throughout. His lecture abounded in delightful humor and passages of sublime beauty.—Rev. I. R. Goodwin, Farmland, Ind. He is a live up-to-the-minute speaker, who will do a wealth of good wherever he lectures.—Arthur P. Brown, Press., New Bedford, Mass. It was the first time in my life I have ever seen any orator hold young and old alike to perfect attention for an hour and a half. It was a remarkable lecture.—Rev. E. B. Maglathlin, W. Bridgewater, Mass. Mr. Bowser has an important message for this hurrying generation, which he delivers in a most entertaining manner.—H. V. Loomis, Supt. of Schools, Afton, N. Y. The best I have heard since I heard Dr. Willits on 'Sunshine' from the same platform 35 years ago.—E. H. Thompson, Lebanon, Vt., formerly Manager Lyceum Bureau. His lecture, 'Heart Smiles,' was not only highly humorous but contained much valuable food for thought for his large and attentive audience.—Jno. R. Hutcheson, Prin., Ellisville, Miss. The best we have ever had in the town. He is full of keen wit and wisdom, clean and inspiring.—B. F. Wett, Prin., Rolling Fork, Miss. Dear Mr. Bowser: Please allow me to express my appreciation of your splendid lecture here. All greatly enjoyed it. You have a delightful way of mixing eloquence and humor May many have the pleasure of hearing you.—Robert P. Walker, D. D., Hillsboro, Texas. During our six years of lecture courses we have never had as clever a lecturer. As a word painter his pictures stand out in bold relief and leave a lasting impression. It was good to have been there. Truly the platform is a power for good with such men as Bowser.—E. B. Barnes, Mgr. Lyceum Course, Snyder, Texas. Linesville, Pa. Dear Sir: We were all delighted with your lecture. Your appearance was very pleasing and graceful, your voice clear and musical. Your lecture is one great truth, defined, analized, elaborated, beautified and applied. Through all the lecture were evidences of the ability, the effort, the genius of a master mind. That balanced it, mirth brightened it, personality crowned it.— Rev. H. W. Dight. We were delighted with Mr. Bowser's lecture.—Mrs. J. W. Akin, Sec'y. Y. W. C. A., Graham, Tex. A large audience of college students were captivated by Mr. Bowser's wit and eloquence.—J. E. Harrison, Pres. College, San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Bowser is far above the average lecturer.—E. F. Higdon, M. D., Kingston, Mo. With his 'Heart Smile' he held the large crowd with perfect ease.—H. G. Ternmire, Supt. Schools, Powersville, Mo. It was fine, one of the best we ever had here.—J. W. Martin, Braymer, Mo. No one, young or old, can afford to miss hearing 'The Philosophy of Fun.' It is great.—E. E. Shoop, Dist. Mgr. Porter Lyceum Bureau, Milan, Mo. He proved a master reasoner in physical, mental and moral science.—Rev. F. P. Frye. He is a platform success.—T. S. Hardinger. It was one of the best we have ever had.—C. B. Davis, Green City, Mo. He certainly 'made good' in his splendid lecture, 'The Philosophy of Fun.' It is brimful of good things, and while it is a 'smile fetcher,' it is also loaded with thought producers 'that make a feast for the student and thinker'.—E. M. Wilson, Mgr. Lec. Course, Laredo, Mo. Mr. Bowser's lecture is well balanced, with enough philosophy to make you seriously think and enough humor to make you enjoy hearty laughs. He has a well rounded voice and knows how to use it.—Hon. H. J. Bain, Pres., Trenton, Mo. His 'Philosophy of Fun' is the greatest lecture in the combining of wit, humor and deep thought that it has been our pleasure to hear.—A. J. Collingsworth, Supt. of Schools, Mondamin, Iowa. All agree that Mr. Bowser occupies a front rank among all the good and noted speakers we have had during fifteen years.—E. A. Ward, Sec., Gilman, Iowa. Really delighted with your lecture. Enough humor to make it popular, enough oratory to give delight, enough science to make it impressive. It makes a lasting impression.—Rev. Frank Caldwell, Malvern. One of the best in years.—Frank E. Green, Supt. Schools. He gave universal satisfaction, full of fine moral principles and bubbling over with wholesome humor.—H. M. Townsend, Sec., Randolph, Iowa. He held a large audience with perfect ease. We assure him a hearty reception on his next visit.—Leroy E. Hoisington, D. D., Tomah, Wis. Interspersed with beautiful descriptive passages.—E. H. Westgar, Prin. Academy. His large audience was very enthusiastic. The lecture was of absorbing interest.—Dr. T. J. Woodhead, Merton, Wis. He is a pleasing and convincing speaker.—W. M. Mayhew. It was the best lecture we have had in many years.—Rev. L. H. Schock, Sec. Union Course, Beaver Dam., Wis. It was certainly great. Everybody was delighted. We hope to secure return date.—J. C. Dees, Sec. Lyc. Ass'n, Cedar Grove, Wis. Brain Sells, Mr. Harry Bowser's second lecture here, is as fine as any we ever had.—Bert Howard. Pres., Conewango, N. Y. THE PRESS. THIRD VOICE. A large audience heard a lecture here by harry Bowser. His lecture, 'The Philosophy of Fun,' kept the audience in an almost continuous state of laughter and applause.— The Indianapolis, Ind., News. Mr. Bowser's lecture is alive with good, wholesome truths, and as a word painter he has no equal in anyone heard here to date.— Danbury, Iowa, Review. A splendid lecture. While he came highly recommended, he proved himself worthy of all of them. It abounded in good, solid, wholesome thoughts, yet he had his audience convulsed with laughter repeatedly.— Essex, Iowa, Independent. Mr. Bowser is one of the ablest men on the American lecture platform to-day. He keeps his audience in a furore of laughter, yet back of it all is an uplifting message to mankind.— Denver, Pa., Press. A big audience in the Auditorium heard an eloquent lecture by Harry Bowser, a noted platform speaker. He is pleasing and deeply interesting. He makes the audience his friends from the beginning to the close.— The Johnstown, Pa., Leader. A rare treat was the excellent address by Mr. Harry Bowser. He is extremely clever and entertaining throughout, besides imparting a world of truth.— Greensburg, Ind., Daily Review. His lecture on 'Brain Sells' pleased the audience immensely. What others have failed to accomplish in Jordan, Mr. Bowser did most admirably and with perfect ease, namely, hold the audience from start to finish. It was a most remarkable exhibition of ability to present a great theme, backed up by scientific facts, in a manner truly entertaining and eloquent. His constant humor and flashes of wit, which were keen and original, his occasional pathos, his bursts of true oratory, his ability to hold, please, instruct and entertain throughout make Mr. Browswer, a remarkable lecturer. His return for a third time is asked for.—Rev. Frederick M. Anderson, Jordan, N. Y. You don't get tired and his truths stick to you.—W. A. Kaley, Supt. of Schools, Talma, Ind. His lecture, 'The Philosophy of Fun,' is one of genuine humor and truth, one of the most pleasing and instructive now before the public.—B. T. Davis, Supt. of Schools, Bethel, O. With twelve years' experience in lecture course and Chautauqua work, having heard most of the best in the business, I freely pronounce Hon. Harry Bowser, a real headliner.—H. T. Silverthorn, Supt. of Schools, Mt. Sterling, O. Mr. Bowser's 'Philosophy of Fun' takes rank at once with Dr. Willits' 'Sunshine' and Bob Burdette's 'Rise and Fall of the Moustache.' It is the best I have heard for thirty years.—Rev. J. W. Fiske, Warrington, Ind. A most able platform speaker.—Jno. C. Werner, Co. Supt., Rochester, Ind. mr. Harry Bowser's Lecture Subjects: 1. The Philosophy of Fun or Heart Smiles. 2. American Humorists. 3. Brain Sells.
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