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Scott F. Hershey, Ph. D., LL.D. Author, Traveler, Lecturer, Preacher, Patriot and Arbitrator. SCOTT F. HERSHEY, Ph.D., LL.D. FOR. GROWING INTEREST SUSTAINED ENTERTAINMENT AND GENUINE PROFIT Throughout the Lecture, This Agency Guarrantees SCOTT F. HERSHEY. W ITHIN fifteen months, Hershey was called to the same town for the fifth lecture. This is unprecedented. In one New England town he has lectured twenty-one times, and is booked for the present season. A N audience of about two thousand greeted Scott F. Hershey at the Calvary Tabernacle last night. He was eloquent and scholarly and held the close attention of the audience during the entire evening.— Iowa State Register. T HE Doctor is an eloquent and powerful speaker, and was much appreciated by the large audience that gathered to hear him— Salt Lake City Tribune. I T was a fine lecture, highly interesting and entertaining.— Cheyenne Tribune. Western Service under Management of the MUTUAL LYCEUM BUREAU, WOODLAWN, CHICAGO. Scott F. Hershey, Ph. D. Author, Craveler, Lecturer and Preacher ..... HOW HE HAS DONE IT: T HE reputation of every public speaker in America must be made before the tribune of the people. Demonsthenes before a Grecian assembly, Caesar in the Roman Senate, and Pitt in the English Parliament, were not more severely tested as great declaimers of great truths, than he who in America, before his countrymen and his peers, has an ambition to become a popular orator of force and conviction. Scott F. Hershey has sued for this honor. He threw himself, with a fine natural and acquired ability, into the field, and he has won before the applause of thousands, reaching from Eastern mountains to Western plains, and from Northland to Southern glade. He is an orator from the manor born, and the endorsement of the people, and the opinions of the press, are given to an extent that entitle him to the term once applied: The prince of the younger generation of orators in America. Biographical. S COTT F. HERSHEY was born on an Indiana farm forty-odd years ago. His common school education was followed by Academic, University and professional training; and all this, by special and post-graduate courses of study, because of which he has received the Doctorate of Philosophy and that of Doctor of Laws. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Peace and Arbitration Society, of which the Hon. Robert Treat Paine, is President; he is a member of the Board of Advisors, of St. Paul's Institute, located at Tarsus, Asia Minor; he has largely traveled, not as a tourist, but as student and thinker; he has received complimentary graduation in law, because of his research and contributions in the field of International Law and Treaties; his studies and interest in social questions have brought him to the front in time of friction; his ringing words in old Fanuel Hall at the time of the great Boston railroad strike gave him the sympathies of a large public; while he was selected as a sole arbitrator to arbitrate the difficulties between the Hatters' Union and Manufacturers in Massachusetts, and the factories are still working under his decision. He has written several books, and constantly issues pamphlets on public questions. He is one of the busiest men in Boston with pen and voice. He is one of the strongest pulpit men in the East, has a large Church, in which is the largest Christian Endeavor Society and the largest Chinese Sunday School in Boston. He can give very little time this coming season to Western lectures, which time is wholly in our hands. FROM MASSACHUSETTS PAPERS. Scott F. Hershey of Boston lectured on How to Win in the First Presbyterian Church last night. Especially fine was the sustained flight of oratory in which the speaker showed forth the power of a determined will. Dr. Hershey is himself a notable exemplification of his theme, a man rapidly forging to the front rank among successfnl men.— Quincy Daily Ledger. Dr. Hershey on stepping to the front was given a most flattering reception. He spoke nearly two hours and was frequently interrupted by deafening applause.— Fitchburg Sentinel. HERSHEY BEFORE THE DANVILLE (Ind.) NORMAL UNIVERSITY. Rev. Scott F. Hershey's lecture in the Chaptel Monday night was, indeed, a fine one. No better has been given here. The subject is one of great interest to every person, and it was treated in a practical and entertaining manner. Mr. Hershey has a splendid voice, is graceful in posture and gesture, and is master of a strong and beautiful sentence. All present listened with closest attention, and at the end roundly applauded the speaker. He came to the Chapel Tuesday morning and addressed the school for a few minutes concerning the duties of an American Citizen and the problems now before him for solution. Hershey in Boston. Some one has said There is no city in America which so severely tests a public writer or speaker, in both style and thought, as Boston. IN THE MUSIC HALL COURSE. Whilst he was living in Washington City, and after having two lectures from him the Secretary wrote this: Boston, August 21, 1893. REV. SCOTT F. HERSHEY, PH. D. of Washington, has spoken twice in our Music Hall Course to an immense audience, and we have secured him for another lecture Sept. 17. Among all the able and eloquent speakers in the last six years who have appeared in this course, no one has struck a higher key, and we shall give him a tremendous ovation when he comes again. B. F. BRADBURY, Secretary Music Hall Course, Boston. HOW HE CAME TO BOSTON. It was in 1893 that Dr. Hershey came on from Washington City to lecture in Boston. At this time the First Presbyterian Church was without a Pastor. A delegation from the Church heard him lecture twice, and asked him to consider a call. In the spring of 1894 he accepted a call to the Church, which stands in the lead of Presbyterian Churches in New England. The Church is attended by hundreds of young people and at night the preaching is attended by people from all over Boston and the towns about. The membership has grown at the rate of one hundred a year during his Pastorate. In addition to his Church work, the Doctor is lecturing every Sunday afternoon, and from one to two nights a week. Press Notices — Condensed. He is able.— The Cinciunati Commercial. One of the best in the course.— The Toledo Bee. In style he is next to Ruskin.— The Belfast (Ireland) News. He is able, eloquent and thrilling.— The Goshen (Ind.) Times. Scott F. Hershey is the rising young orator in the land.— The Indianapolis Sentinel. We could listen to Hershey a week and grow stronger thereby.— The Norristown Herald. Mr. Hershey, a gifted young orator, has won for himself an enviable reputation.— The Springfield Gazette. Most taking lecture ever given in the Opera House.— Perry County (Ohio) News. Everybody was well pleased tonight.— Columbus City (Iowa) Safe Guard. Dr. Hershey's lecture was the most thrilling lecture we ever heard. It was full of wit and wisdom.— New Holland (Ohio) News. Hershey has but few equals as an orator, and those who heard him are a unit in testifying to his ability and power as a logician.— Kokoma (Ind) Gazette. He will become one of the most distinguished speakers in the country.— Lancaster City (Ohio) Journal. The Rev. Scott F. Hershey is popular as a speaker, and is certainly an able scholar.— Waynesboro (Pa.) Herald. No man can listen to Dr. Hershey deliver his lecture without feeling that he is a powerful thinker and an eloquent speaker.— Thornville (Ohio) News. The lecture of Rev. Dr. Hershey was one of the finest ever given here. It was eloquent, logical and practical, and com pletely held the audience.— Circleville (Ohio) Democrat. Everybody went away from the Hershey lecture the other night feeling wondrously well pleased. Indeed it was an effort that defies description. He will be welcomed back by a crowded house.— Jeffersonville (Ohio) Gazette. His delivery was magnificent and thrilled the audience. He spoke for an hour and a half and charmed his hearers with his fine elocution, and everybody went home highly entertained.— Jeffersonville (Ohio) Chronicle. Hershey adds to strong augumentative ability, the graces of rhetoric and a fine delivery, and thereby aids one in seeing old proverbs and truths in new light and beauty.— Thornville (Ohio) News. Dr. Scott F. Hershey gave the last lecture in the Star Course last Saturday night. It was the best of the course. He is a speaker of rare powers, and made many admiring friends.— Vicksburgh (Mich.) Gazette. ENDORSED BY THE GREAT NEWSPAPERS. Dr. Hershey is a striking and eloquent lecturer.— Boston Citizen. Dr. Hershey's annual address was a stirring oration.— Philadelphia Times. Rev. Scott F. Hershey, Ph. D., is a young man of rare ability.— New York Observer. Rev. Scott F. Hershey, received an ovation as he stepped to the front of the platform.— Boston Daily Post. A deliberate, earnest and impressive speaker, with a fine hearing before an audience.— Louisville Courier-Journal. Dr. Hershey is a popular preacher, a learned man and an impressive and interesting lecturer.— St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Dr. Scott F. Hershey, who is the pastor of a big church in Boston, is an eloquent and forceful speaker.— Salt Lake Tribune. Notwithstanding the audience had been waiting over an hour, Dr. Hershey held it with untiring interest for almost two hours.— Baltimore Sun. The Rev. Scott F. Hershey is an eminent clergyman, and gave a notable discourse, which we will print in full in to-morrow's Herald. — New York Herald. The lecture given in St. Andrew's church last evening by Dr. Hershey was one of the most timely and scholarly ever given in this city.— Daily Telegraph, St. John, N. B. Dr. Hershey is yet a young man. He has won his way to his present place of honor and usefulness as a preacher and lecturer by diligent study and close application.— Editorial in the Telescope, Dayton, Ohio. The Boston Newspapers. Scott F. Hershey is a young, eloquent and convincing orator, whom all should hear.— The Boston Globe. As the popular pastor of the First Presbyterian Church talked on the Influence of the Press he was greeted with volley after volley of cheers.— The Boston Traveler. No speaker in the remarkable Music Hall Course of six years, embracing many of the most eloquent men of the country, is better entitled to the terms Orator, Scholar, and Patriot, than is Dr. Hershey.— The Boston Herald. The lecture in the celebrated Music Hall Course was delivered by Scott F. Hershey, Ph. D., of Washington, D. C. More than two thousand were present, and the frequent, vociferous applause abundantly testified to the speakers eloquence. At one time the great audience at Dr. Hershey's lecture went wild with enthusiasm, rising in a body to their feet, cheering, and even standing on the seats, as they gave vent to their feelings.— Boston Citizen. Personale. M AGNETIC manner and persuasive voice mark his personality. Strong in history, and a master of rhetoric, he is always fresh. Hershey never fails to capture an audience with the first lecture. He is called to return to the same town for the fourth consecutive season. With a fine mind, a warm heart, and a pleasant physique, he is fitted by nature for the platform. In love with his subject, by a pleasing style and ready delivery, he puts his audience in love with it. He inherits the best qualities of the Swiss, Scotch and Irish blood, which has given him the Swiss love for freedom, the Scotch firmness of character, and Irish eloquence. In 1880 he was chosen a member of the World's Alliance of Reformed Churches, and was the youngest member of the Philadelphia Council, which was made up of representative men of the Presbyterian Church throughout the world. In 1884 he was a member of the Belfast (Ireland) Council of the same body. At that time the editor of the Belfast News said that in style he was next to Ruskin. In 1899 he was a member of the Washington City Council of the same body. CROWNED WITH GREAT SUCCESS. ( From the Evening Star, Washington, D. C., Nov. 30, 1891,—whilst Pastor in the Capital. ) The labors of Dr. Hershey have been crowned with great success in his church in this city. His methods are direct and practical. He discards uotes in the pulpit, and is a firm advocate of congregational singing. The increase of the membership of the church, and the attendance at the various services, are an evidence of the success of Dr. Hershey and his popularity. He is a graduate of Heidelberg University, from which institution he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in recognition of work he had done in philosophical research. His energy is contagious, and his congregation feels the impulse of his strong vitality. THINGS WHICH ARE SAID ABOUT DR. HERSHEY'S LECTURES. It was pronounced the best of the course. We consider Mr. Hershey the rival of Wendling. He left the platform under an enthusiastic clapping of hands. He is thrilling in depth and yet sparkles like sunlight on the water. Mr. Hershey combines all the requisites of the successful public speaker. He is a speaker of unusual power and ability, interesting, logical and fearless. The audience had a rare treat and it seems to have been the choice lecture of the season. THE LECTURE HE LIKES BEST. The Fellow on Top; or How to Win, is the lecture the lecturer himself likes best. This is a lecture full of life and motion, and has grown right out of Dr. Hershey's experience and observation. It is perhaps the happiest combination of pathos, philosophy and story telling to be heard on the American platform. Young men have declared it was worth five dollars to them. Fathers often come forward and tell the lecturer their regret that their boys were not present. The old say they never saw so much in life before.
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