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VICTOR MURDOCK figure VICTOR MURDOCK I F you want to be rejuvenated, lifted into a clearer atmosphere, inspired with a new set of ideas and a new interest in life, you should sit for an hour under the sledge hammer blows of Hon. Victor Murdock's rhetoric. Mr. Murdock is the new type of orator, who has recently come to the platform to deliver a glowing message to the people of America. He is nothing if not fearless and aggressive. He is a man who not only does things, but says things with a force that sets you to thinking along new lines. You have no desire to sleep while he is talking, and you couldn't if you would. He is a live wire, throwing off showers of electric sparks that keep his audience keyed up to the highest pitch of alertness and attention. Mr. Murdock's talk gives you more than entertainment. It tells you news and information. It goes to the heart of the really big happenings of current history and drives home volleys of burning truths that every live man and woman in the universe ought to know. Mr. Murdock is a congressman from Kansas, as broad and breezy as his native prairies. He is also a newspaper man, and it goes without saying that he is an insurgent, for the insurgent movement is made up of forceful westerners like himself. Wichita was a frontier town when it became his home in 1872, but he received his education there, first attending the common schools and later Lewis Academy. At the age of ten, during vacations, he began the printer's trade, became a reporter at fifteen, and when he was twenty years old he went to Chicago and worked there as a newspaper reporter. In 1894 he became managing editor of the Wichita Daily Eagle, in which capacity his forceful editorial utterances soon broughthim prominently into the public eye, and finally forced him into public life. He was elected to congress and has now entered upon his fourth term in that body, having amply proved his ability and fitness for the place. The lecture of Mr. Murdock is timely, powerful, dramatic. He is a man of strong convictions, and with a keen sense of right and justice. Whatever he says he believes to be true. No man can sit within the sound of his voice, or look into his clear, unwavering eye, and doubt his honesty of purpose. The eloquence of his impassioned oratory thrills and sways his audience, and the people realize that they are under the spell of a master mind. He touches the fountain head of Government with his magic wand, and it yields up the grandest and most stirring thoughts. Whatever his theme, his word painting vies in brilliancy with the most vivid production of the artist's brush, and his scathing denunciation of the wrongs that are visited upon the people through selfish greed is like a stream of lava, consuming and irresistible in its force. It is not too much to say that Hon. Victor Murdock is one of the great popular Lyceum and Chautauqua orators. Redpath·Slayton, BOSTON, NEW YORK, CHICAGO, CEDAR RAPIDS. COLUMBUS, KANSAS CITY, DENVER, BUTTE, PORTLAND Redpath·White, 100 BOYLSTON ST. K. M. WHITE, MGR, BOSTON, MASS. Redpath·Brockway, 6101 PENN AVE, PITTSBURG, PA.
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|Personal Name Subject||Murdock, Victor (Rep.)|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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