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SUBJECTS: 1 It's up to You. 2 Washington. Figure LUTHER C. HINCKLE LAWYER PEORIA, ILLINOIS UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF The Mutual Lyceum Bureau Woodlawn, Chicago. IT'S UP TO YOU TO HEAR THIS LECTURE. I N HIS lecture, It's up to You, the speaker, with Dean Alford, presumes There are moments which are worth more than years. A stray unthought-of five minutes may contain the events of a life. And this all-important moment—who can tell when it will be upon us? It is said, The chance of a life-time comes to every man. Shakespeare says: There is a tide in the affairs of men Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in misseries. On such a full sea we are now afloat; and It's up to you to loose or win in your ventures. It seems as if the prodigious skill of fate, chance, Providence, or whatever you may call this mysterious force above man, is the working of no uncertain hand. In events which bear the stamp of superhuman necessity, men play but a small part, but they must play it and play it at the right time if they would win. A few stray clouds and a downpouring rain on the night of the 17th of June, 1815, caused Napoleon to loose at the Battle of Waterloo. Aye, it is said he would have won notwithstanding the contrary elements had his guide answered yes instead of no when Napolean[sicNapoleon] asked him, just before the charge of the French Cuirassiers, if there were any obstacles in the way. By smilingly shaking his head that guide buried one-third of those cuirassiers in the hollow-way of Ohair. His mother's tears blasted the hopes of Washington as midshipman on an English man-of-war and gave us Washington the Father of His Country, gave us the Declaration of Independence. The beautiful face and winning ways of Anne Boleyn, one of the maids of honor to Catharine of Aragon, changed the face of history by causing Henry VIII to declare himself, and not the Pope, the head of the church. A kick from his playmate and a falling apple, gave us a Sir Isaac Newton, the Philosopher. The lecture teems with incidences in which a word, an act, a stray unthought-of five minutes, has apparently been the turning point in the lives of men and the history of nations. It is humorous, interesting and instructive and may help some poor mortal who is struggling Against the tide of his ill-fated luck. Peoria Herald-Transcript, Peoria, Ill. Of the many towns and villages around Peoria who will listen to Peoria orators to-day, none will get better speakers than the town of Washington, for L. C. Hinckle has been invited, and has accepted the invitation to deliver the Memorial Day address. The Washingtonians can rest assured that they have secured one of Peoria's brightest and ablest young orators. Luther C. Hinckle to Odd Fellows. Memorial services for the deceased members of the I. O. O. F. of Peoria were held at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon in Odd Fellows hall on Main street and a large per centage of the three link people of Peoria were in attendance. The memorial address was delivered by Luther C. Hinckle and it was a most masterly effort. His address was prepared with careful scrutiny and was delivered with a grace that betokens much for Mr. Hinckle. As a public speaker Mr. Hinckle has made an enviable reputation.— Peoria Herald-Transcript, Peoria, Ill. Mr. L. C. Hinckle delivered the annual educational address before a very large audience at the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Some came out of curiosity attracted by Mr. Hinckle's reputation for patriotic and civic eloquence, his friends came out of courtesy, while the masses of the people came to hear an intelligent discussion of a great theme. Everyone was delighted. The scope was comprehensive, the thought vigorous, the diction elegant, the illustrations apt and the delivery a charm. It was a very brilliant and highly successful effort. RICHARD CREWES , Pastor First M. E. Church. Peoria, Nov. 13, 1903. HENRY'S CELEBRATION. Estimated that 10,000 People Spent the Day in Our City. HON. LUTHER C. HINCKLE. Perhaps there is nothing so generally appreciated, by educated and uneducated alike as a cultured orator. This was peculiarly manifest here on the Fourth of July. When Mr. Hinckle began his oration, while there was fair attention at the opening, as he proceeded with his address you could see a certain growing interest and riveting of attention that was the result of the masterly way in which the speaker was handling his theme. His easy approach to position, the cultured elegance of his gesture, his finely modulated and sonorous voice, his distinct enunciation, the choice beauty of his diction, often poetic in its imagery, the importance of his subject-matter, all conspired to captivate his audience. When dealing in the humorous, his voice and facial expression made his sallies irresistible; in the pathetic, softly tender and very touching; in the victorious, his voice rounded into the fullness of tone that lifted his hearers into the spirit of the victor. Mr. Hinckle would pass so easily from one of these into the other, that while a suspicious moisture would linger about the eye in the pathetic, you would find your features wreathed in smiles among the humorous; unconscious of the passing, you would find yourself carried to the sublime heights of the victorious patriot whose note of triumph was perhaps sealed with his life-blood. As an orator, Mr. Hinckle possesses rare gifts highly cultured.— Henry Republican, Henry, Ill. An Orator. Last night Luther C. Hinckle deliverd[sicdelivered] an address before the Woodmen of Charter Oak Camp. This Camp has a membership of 1,000 members. It is said by those present to have been the very finest address that was ever delivered on the subject of fraternal societies in this city.— Peoria Star, Peoria, Ill. 20th Annual Reunion at Palmyra, Ill. Afternoon Luther C. Hinckle, the silver tongued orator of Peoria, delivered a splendid address, one of the best it has been the privilege for people to hear. The oration abounded in patriotism and was a happy combination of eloquence, pathos and wit that compelled attention and won enthusiastic and merited applause from the vast audience. We regret that space will not permit a synopsis, but even if we could do so, mere words could never convey an adequate idea of the eloquence and force without the pleasing personality of the speaker.— The Weekly Transcript, Palmyra, Ill. Anniversary. Viola Lodge of Odd Fellows met at the Methodist church last Sunday and commemorated the anniversary of Odd Fellowship. The address of the day was made by L. C. Hinckle, of Peoria, who gave an exceedingly eloquent talk, full of flights of fancy, allegorical figures and allusions to the secret society work, etc.— The Minier News, Minier, Ill. A Fine Speaker. Hon. L. C. Hinckle, the speaker, was pronounced by all who were fortunate enough to hear him to be the best they ever heard. He departed from the usual line of speakers on such occasions and held the undivided attention of all his listeners throughout the whole time he was speaking. He handled his theme in a masterly way and as a public speaker has but few equals. He has that captivating way about him when speaking that one becomes unawares deeply interested in his talk.— The Tremont News, Tremont, Ill. Memorial Service. Luther C. Hinckle, the well-known attorney, is to deliver the address on Washington at the First M. E. church Sunday evening, when the G. A. R., the Ladies of the G. A. R., the W. R. C. and the Sons of Veterans will unite in memorial services in honor of the Father of His Country. Hinckle is a young orator of great ability, and is rapidly making a name on the platform for himself.— Peoria (Ill.) Journal, Feb. 20, 1904. Was Splendid Address. The special services in observance of Washington's birthday, given at the First Methodist church last evening were largely attended. The musical programme of patriotic and sacred selections rendered by the vested choir was one of the best heard in the local church, and the address on George Washington by Attorney Luther C. Hinckle was an oratorical gem and at its close that gentleman received many warm compliments on his effort.— Peoria (Ill.) Star. Feb. 21, 1904. MEMORIAL ON WASHINGTON. L. C. Hinckle Addresses Peoria Lodge Masons. One of the finest addresses heard in this city for some time was that delivered by L. C. Hinckle at the conclave held by Peoria Lodge, Masons, No. 15, at their hall in the Mayer building last evening, on General Washington. The lodge had work in the third degree during the day, and a banquet was served at 7:30. Following this Mr Hinckle delivered a memorial address on Washington, which is said to have been one of the finest things delivered on a like occasion in this city for some time. Short addresses were also delivered by Rev. A M. Stocking, of Hale Memorial church, John C. Weis, Louis Zinger and others. Seven candidates were given the third degree, and the banquet was an exceptionally fine one. Mr. Hinckle received many compliments on his address.— Peoria (Ill.) Journal, Feb. 23, 1904. Last Sunday evening Mr. L. C. Hinckle delivered a Washington Memorial address at the First M. E. church in this city. The subject, one on which it is difficult to bring new light, was handled by the speaker in a very original and interesting manner, showing him thoroughly familiar with the historical data, and with the requirements of his audience. Mr. Hinckle is pleasing and graceful in appearance and is always felicitous in expression. These traits coupled with a vigorous and effective delivery is what guarantees Mr. Hinckle success as a popular lecturer GEO. C. ASHMAN , Instructor in Chemistry Bradley Polytechnic Institute, Peoria, Ill., Feb. 24, 1904.
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