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Rev. Thos. Edmund-Hill Jones, B.A., R.U.I., M.R.I.A., CO. ANTRIM, IRELAND. Figure PREACHER, TRAVELLER, LECTURER. Under Management of Bible and Scorer, Lyceum Representatives, 6039 Market Street, Phila., Pa. ANNOUNCEMENT. THE Rev. T. Edmund-Hill Jones, B.A., R.U.I., M.R.I.A., is a North of Ireland man, the son of a County Down peasant farmer. His father was originally of Welsh extraction, and his mother of Scottish origin. Born in year 1869, he combines in himself qualities that are peculiar to the Welsh, Scotch, and Ulster Irishman. Mr. Jones' training for the pulpit and platform was received chiefly in Belfast, Ireland. He graduated in arts in the Royal University at Dublin, and studied Theology in places as widely apart as Belfast, Edinburgh, and Princeton, N.J., U.S.A. While only a student, he was sent over the North of Ireland as the General Assembly's Representative in doing Special Evangelistic work—a mission peculiarly favourable for his gaining insight into Irish character and ways. Since then he has had several invitations from Canada, Scotland, and different parts of Ireland to change his place of ministry, but has remained constant to the congregation of his first attachment. He lectures, preaches, addresses Special Conferences all over Ulster from Derry to Belfast, and Down to Donegal, and is always favoured with appreciative and enthusiastic audiences. Mr. Jones was recently nominated Moderator of the Synod of Ballymena and Coleraine and is a member of the Assembly's Theological Examining Board for the admission of students to the ministry. He has travelled over the greater part of the British Isles, in Europe, and through much of Canada and United States, but takes a special interest in his own native country, being a Member of the Royal Archæological Society of Ireland. Mr. Jones hails from that corner of the North which is rich with such historic associations as The Plantation, the Wreck of the Spanish Armada, the landing of William III., Prince of Orange, the Ancient Missionary Schools and Seminaries of Learning for Europe, and he is in touch with the traditional spots identified with the names of St. Patrick, St. Columba, the poet Ossian, the famous Paul Jones (father of the American Navy), and with the home and haunts of the ancestry of the late President M'Kinley. As a speaker, Mr. Jones possesses the rare art of stamping impressions almost indelibly on the mind by his clear, forcible, and graphic method of presenting facts. He never wearies. His lectures scintillate with gems of truth. On the platform he grips his audience, awakens keen interest, and commands breathless attention. Welsh fire, tempered with Scottish moderation, and alternating with Northern vim and energy, constitute him one of the most popular, fluent, and impressive of the younger speakers of the Irish platform. —BIBLE AND SCORER, Lyceum Bureau, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S A. LECTURES. The Wit, Wisdom, and Ways of the Irish People. Characteristics of the English, Irish, and Scotch. A Life of the Greatest Possible Pleasure. Pulpit and Pew in their Anecdotage. Scaling the Pyramids of Fortune, &c., &c. COMMENDATIONS FROM PREACHERS, TEACHERS, EDITORS, LECTURERS AND HEARERS. Most Popular, Capable, Estimable. The Rev. T. E. H. Jones is one of the most capable, popular, and successful of our younger ministers. As a speaker he is clear, logical, and impressive. His matter and manner of delivery are highly commendable. He has uniformly borne an excellent character, and is much esteemed in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. JOHN STUART, M.A., LL.D., Minister of Waterside, Londonderry. In the Front Rank. Rev. Charles Davey, B.A., the esteemed minister of one of the largest, oldest, and most influential Churches in Belfast, says:— Among the young ministers of our Church, Mr. Jones has a place in the front rank. He was early marked out as a man who would be heard of, and his gifts as a speaker are recognised throughout our Church. Eloquent, Impressive, Talented. Ballymena Weekly Telegraph, Co. Antrim, November 12th, 1904. The Editor, making allusion to the Rev. Mr. Jones in above issue, speaks of him as being a highly-esteemed and talented minister, and an eloquent and impressive speaker. Crowds without Effort! Fresh, Stirring, Excellent. General Assembly's Evangelisation Committee reports:— Mr. Jones' addresses excellent. People listen with great attention. Church seating capacities taxed without special effort. Never better balanced services. A high level maintained throughout. Phenomenal success. Fresh and stirring. Delivers in a most earnest, plain, practical way. Ireland's Need. “Ballymena Telegraph,” Co. Antrim, May 13, 1905: —Ireland needs more men of Mr. Jones' stamp. The longer he is known the better he is liked. He is doing a great and successful work. His fidelity, earnestness, and untiring energies are much esteemed, and he is held in the highest admiration and regard. Scholarly, Literary, Good Adaptability. “The Witness,” Belfast, Ireland, May 27th, 1898 reports: —Mr. Jones possesses great powers of adaptability, and is careful and scholarly in all he produces. His mental capacity and literary attainments are not behind some of the very best scholars in Ireland. Distinguished Scotchmen's Opinions. Rev. Principal Marcus Dods, D.D., Edinburgh, says:— Mr. Jones' record is thoroughly satisfactory. Rev. Professor John Laidlaw, D.D., New College, Edinburgh, writes:— You would find a warm welcome among us. “The Renfrew Press,” Scotland, August 21st, 1903, says: —Mr. Jones proves himself to be very popular. A Splendid Speaker. The Ballymena Observer, Co. Antrim, August 25th, 1901, reports: —Mr. Jones is a splendid speaker, a faithful pastor, a highly-appreciated minister, a delightful friend. He is eloquent, courageous, acceptable. Rivets Attention! Impresses Deeply! “The Ballymoney Press,” Co. Antrim, 20th January, 1905: —Mr. Jones gained the rapt attention of his audience during the whole time, which was about an hour and a half, and made a deep impression. Rare Talent! Brilliant Career! “The Globe,” Toronto, Canada, March 30th, 1905:— Mr. Jones is a man of ordinary height, well-built, possesses a good voice, is a speaker of rare talent, and has had a brilliant student career. Very Interesting, Humorous, and Enjoyable. Hamilton, Ontario, September 21, 1906. Rev. T. Edmund-Hill Jones, of County Antrim, Ireland, gave a very enjoyable lecture last night. … He made his subject very interesting, and showed that he had made a careful study of the characteristics of the people of the right little, tight little islands of Britain. He told their faults with candour, and praised their virtues, without being fulsome; and enriched his narrative with many humorous anecdotes, which were much enjoyed. HAMILTON HERALD. Entertaining, Engaging, Elevating. Rev. T. E. H. Jones lectured here to a large audience on the Characteristics of the English, Irish, and Scotch. His manner is logical, entertaining, instructive. As a preacher he is popular and impassioned. As a lecturer he is engaging and uplifting. He holds the attention of his audience well, and inweaves his material with historic allusions and illustrative anecdotes told in simple and effective Anglo-Saxon. His lecture, filled with gems of truth, lifted his audience into a happy mood, and kept it there. He possesses a good range of voice, modulates well, and speaks in a most interesting and impressive manner. I commend him cordially as a lecturer and preacher. JAMES R. LOGUE, Pastor First United Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, N.Y. October 18, 1906. Fluent, Humorous, Charming. The Gospel Church, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., October 15, 1906. Mr. Jones lectures with the freedom, fluency, and humour characteristic of his countrymen. He holds his audience spellbound, kindles enthusiasm, produces laughter, imparts wholesome, elevating instruction. His audiences invariably at the close of an hour and a half wish he had only gone on. GABRIEL R. MAGUIRE, Preacher, Traveller, Lecturer. Popular, Instructive, Delightful. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1st November, 1906. I had the great pleasure of hearing Mr. Jones lecturing, and concluded that he was popular, instructive, sane, and uplifting. It was indeed a delight to listen to him. SAMUEL LYLE, D.D., Convener of Augm. Committee, Presbyterian Church in Canada. Time Passes Unawares! Enrapturing! Warm Welcome for you always! Cooke's Presbyterian Church, Toronto, October 26, 1906. We were favoured recently with a visit from Rev. Thomas E. H. Jones, B.A., County Antrim, Ireland. He delivered his celebrated lecture on the Characteristics of the English, Irish, and Scotch. His style is forceful, stirring, instructive. He held the attention of his audience from start to finish. In fact, so enraptured were they, that the time was gone before they were aware of it. The lecture was patriotic, humorous, grave, and contributed to the enjoyment and moral betterment of all. Mr. Jones will always receive a warm welcome in Cooke's Church. We would recommend all who can to hear him. SAMUEL WALLACE, Session Clerk. JAMES ALISON, Treasurer Cooke's Church.
|Title||Rev. Thos. Edmund-Hill Jones: preacher, traveller, lecturer|
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|Personal Name Subject||Jones, Thomas Edmund-Hill|
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