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1910 Figure CHARLES H. TYNDALL of Mount Vernon, N. Y. Scientific Lectures. Driving Machinery by the Electrons. Revealing the Music of Stones. Bringing Inaudible Sounds into the Range of Hearing. Dr. C. H. Tyndall, Author, Lecturer, Scientist. BY REV. F. ST. JOHN FITCH. Dr. C. H. Tyndall is unique. Since childhood he has studied and stored scientific knowledge. Being a branch of the families of Sir John Tyndall, scientist, and William Tyndale, Bible translator, he comes rightly by his love for science, and the reverent spirit with which he unfolds its mysteries. He is the natural successor of Professor John Tyndall, at least in America. Prior to entering college, he had his own chemical laboratory. At twenty-one he was a teacher of Physics, Chemistry and Astronomy. For twenty-five years he has experimented and lectured on science. His lecture on Wireless Telegraphy early in 1901 created a sensation in the press throughout the world. He has given it several hundred times in the United States, Canada and England. Frequently well known people pronounce it the best lecture they have ever heard. He is always abreast of discovery, and now that lecture covers a very wide range of science, and is termed, The Wonders of Ether Waves. Bombarding the Human Form and Stone Walls by Northern Lights, and the Light of Comets. Hardly had the world awakened to the discovery of that wonderful thing, Radium, before we find him possessed of several specimens of it, and lecturing in the same lucid and fascinating manner on Radium and Its Mysteries. By many experiments he shows how it is related to the multitude of facts brought out in his Ether Waves, and to numerous other things simple and profound in nature. Three degrees have been conferred on him for his scientific attainments, and he is the author of several books, the last of which is, Electricity and Its Similitudes. He thrills and fascinates his auditors. Sometimes he returns and repeats the same lecture in two weeks. His return dates are numerous. Twelve times in Mount Vernon, his own city; twelve times in the Classical School, New York, and forty-eight times in that City; ten times in Yonkers, N. Y,; twenty-three times for the Y. M. C. A. of Windsor Co., Vt.; five International C. E. Conventions; ten at the World's Fair, St. Louis; twenty-one times for one Committee in Canada, and so on. He presents the profoundest scientific facts so simply, clearly and forcibly that they are deeply instructive, and wonderfully interesting. CAPTAIN CHAS. GRAHAM, Nautical Editor Journal of Commerce, LIVERPOOL, ENG. DEAR SIR:—Dr. Tyndall deserves all that was said of him and more for his really brilliant exposition of Wireless Telegraphy. Never has this most interesting subject had its subtleties laid bare to laymen in a manner so simple yet so comprehensive. He deserves the eminent name he bears for his ability. Yours respectfully, CHAS. LANCASTER. Leeds, England—I consider your address on Ether Waves one of the most interesting and wonderful addresses I ever heard. REV. S. CHADWICK. C. H. Tyndall, Ph.D. and Some of His Scientific Apparatus Sending 200,000 Volts of Electricity through the Body, Lighting a Tube two feet long. Tuning Wireless Circuits. Showing the Key-note of Geissler Tubes. THE WONDERS OF ETHER WAVES. Wireless Telegraphy; Invisible Light; Inaudible Sounds; Telepathy, Etc. This lecture deals with scientific facts of intensest interest from the simplest events occuring in our daily life to the profoundest mysteries in nature. In it are demonstrations in resonance, and in wireless telegraphy, in which brick and stone walls and the human body, are shown to be transparent to Ether waves. Methods of tuning wireless instruments, and finding the key-note of numerous objects are illustrated. Electrical and other experiments are performed. All of which have made this lecture unceasingly popular both in America and Europe. Committees that have had it from five to ten times still ask to have it repeated, and ever find something new in it. Telegraphing through the Body by Wireless Waves. A LECTURE ON RADIUM AND ITS MYSTERIES. The most wonderful element ever discovered. Nothing so marvelous in the history of the world. The wizard element. A red hot stove with nothing to keep up the fire. More precious than diamonds. Thoussands of times more valuable than gold. Present everywhere, yet the rarest thing known. The key to most of the mysteries of nature, Such are the statements of scientists concerning Radium. Several specimens of this costly element, and other radioactive substances, are shown. By many beautiful experiments, as hinted at in the accompanying cuts, the audience sees just what is occurring in Radium. The lecturer sends a current of electricity of 200,000 volts through his body, and explains why it does not kill, and how it is related to Radium light. He demonstrates why Radium will burn one like a live coal, illustrates its mechanical effects, or perpetual motion; shows how it gives out light for ages; why it cures cancer and other diseases; changes everything it comes near; how it reveals and explains the nature of electricity; unlocks the secrets of creation; proves itself to be the missing link in the chain of nature, and how it stands related to the profoundest as well as the simplest things of life, the suns and worlds in the heavens and the candle burning on our table. Dr. Tyndall entertained a large audience last night. The State Street M. E. Church was crowded when he gave his famous lecture on Radium. A large delegation from the General Electric Works were in attendance and a unanimous verdict pronounced it even better than his lecture on Wireless Telegraphy, which he gave in this city two weeks ago. He is a fluent and interesting speaker.— The Schenectady Sun. Men's Club, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York—I have heard nothing but expressions of delight at the lecture.—HENRY W. JESSUP, President. COMMENTS. See references in International Who's Who; also Who's Who in America. The Denver C. E. Convention—The speaker was a star of the first magnitude. The interest was so intense that men almost stopped breathing.— The Christian Endeavor World. World's Fair Electricity Club, St. Louis. Your interesting lecture was greatly appreciated. You have shown us another practical application of electricity for the good of mankind.—F. P. GALE President. The Rev. Dr. Parkhurst, New York—Dr. C. H. Tyndall can explain and illustrate this with a success that is exceptional, as I am able to testify. I cordially commend him. Rev. Dr. William R. Richards, The Brick Presbyterian Church, Fifth avenue, New York City—You opened a door for us into that world of mystery and harmony which has been so far from our thought though we were really living our lives in the midst of it. Your applications of these mysteries were as surprising and fascinating as the mysteries themselves. (Three lectures.) United Society of Christian Endeavor, President's Office, Boston, Mass.—Dr. Tyndall has spoken at our great conventions (five times) and his addresses at the great gathering at Denver were among the features of the occasion.—FRANCIS E. CLARK. Northfield Conference. Your very practical and interesting address stands out as one of the most helpful and suggestive features of the season. Scores of people expressed to me their gratitude and I believe it will be as helpful abroad as it has been here at home.—W. R. MOODY. The address of Dr. C. H. Tyndall was a notable one. It was intensely interesting.— Utica Daily Press. Rev. Dr. Kittredge, New York City—I cannot say too much in commendation of your lecture. English Comments.—Rev. Dr. Tyndall is a distinguish scientist and utilizes his scientific knowledge in a remarkable way. I heard him at Northfield. On the spot I urged him to come to England.—REV. SAMUEL CHADWICK, Leeds Notes. Leeds, England.—It was on Mr. Chadwick's suggestion that Dr. Tyndall decided to visit this country to deliver a series of scientific lectures. The tour was opened at Leeds with a lecture before a large congregation who manifested the keenest interest. Mr. Chadwick in introducing the lecturer said: I have no hesitation in saying that the address I heard has lived with me more vividly than anything else in the whole of my stay in America. Dr. Tyndall fully realized all the expectations which Mr. Chadwick's introduction raised. Altogether it was very interesting and practical.— Yorkshire Daily Observer. Cliff College, Calver, England—We have often talked of your lecture. It produced a great impression upon our men.—THOMAS COOK, President. Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool.—A most interesting address. His attainments in electrical science are of a very high order. In the absence of the president, Sir Alfred Jones, Colonel Goffey presided. Mr. Charles Lancaster proposed a vote of thanks. He said that he felt deeply indebted to Dr. Tyndall for his exceedingly lucid explanations. The Chamber of Commerce had heard previous lectures on this subject by leading authorities, but the whole matter was demonstrated to them that afternoon in such a graphic way as enabled them to get a clear grasp of the subject.— The Monthly Magazine, Incorporated Chamber of Commerce of Liverpool. Sir Edward Russell, Liverpool.—Mr. Lancaster always says the right thing, and his remark yesterday at the Chamber of Commerce meeting that Dr. Tyndall had taken the audience behind the scenes, just expressed what everyone present must have felt. Those who heard him were initiated into the mysteries as far as was possible to go. His experiments were extremely interesting.— Editorial, Liverpool Daily Post, SIR EDWARD RUSSELL, Editor. Radium in Electrical Schenectady.—A most interesting lecture. He is a fluent and fascinating speaker.— The Gazette. (Four engagements.) The Troy Methodist Conference, Saratoga Springs, N. Y.—Our ministers all speak in the highest terms of your lectures. I do not believe we ever had at conference time lecturers that were both so pleasing and profitable.—FRED L. DECKER. (Three lectures.) The Rutger's Club, New York.—There was but one expression concerning your work, it evoked general admiration and gratitude. I could not have wished the presentation better than it was.—F. A. FERRIS. Marcy Avenue Baptist Church, Brooklyn.—We were delighted.—CHARLES T. SNOW. Vermont—Too much cannot be said of his masterly presentation of scientific subjects. His work is simply splendid. Twenty-three lectures with our work show how we regard him up here.—April 16, 1910. A. C. HURD, Sec. Windsor Co. Y. M. C. A. Committee. Silver Lake, Chautauqua, Ohio.—Our audiences were delighted.—DR. E. BALLARD LODGE, President. The Sunday School Union, Province of Quebec.—They were perfect revelations of the wonderful forces of nature. Never, perhaps, have audiences been made to realize more fully the omnipotence and omnipresence of God than on these occasions.—EDGAR T. CAPEL, General Secretary, Montreal. (Twenty-one lectures.) Vermont Sunday School Association.—Such work as your's cannot be measured by dollars and cents. God bless you for coming.—E. M. FULLER, Gen. Sec. Waxahachie Chautauqua, Texas.—The lectures and the man gave perfect satisfaction. We have never had a more acceptable work or congenial man.—C. C. McCONNELL, President. Chautauqua Assembly, Bethesda, Ohio.—A scholar and Christian gentleman of splendid type intellectual genius and rare ability to entertain.—J. S. SECREST, Supt. Instruction. Antioch College Chautauqua, Yellow Spa, Ohio, Were deeply instructive, persuasively inspirational. Their facts were glowing, attractive things, shot through with life. As Henry Drummond might do it, Dr. Tyndall made us feel the relation between the physical and the spiritual worlds. He gave us a new vision of our human environment. His work is of a high sort in the Chautauqua and lecture fields.—S. D. FESS, Pres. Chautauqua; G. D. BLACK, Vice-Pres. Anitoch College. New York City, Dr. A. F. Schauffler. The cleverest man of the age in this line. The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Conn. Very much enjoyed. Extremely instructive. One of the best I ever heard.—H. G. BURHLER, Headmaster. Classical School, New York. Your lectures have been a most helpful contribution to the work of the School. HELEN M. SCOVILLE. (Twelve lectures.) Department of Education, New York. I have heard nothing but highly appreciative words from all.—A. T. SCHAUFFLER, Pres. Bronx. Society of Arts and Sciences. Drew Seminary, Carmel, N. Y. Your lectures are worthy of being repeated in every school in the land.—D. H. HANNABURG, President. Dwight School for Girls Englewood, N. J. Delighted with your lectures. Come again next winter.—E. S. CREIGHTON. Miss Spence's School, New York. Extremely interesting and instructive, simply and ably presented.—CLARA SPENCE. The MacKenzie School, Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. Most interesting and instructive. Deserve special commendation.—JAMES C. MACKENZIE, Director. Westchester County Sunday School Association, New York State. The same old story for you, I am sure, nothing but praise, praise, praise from everybody for this unusual treatment of an unusual subject.—C. F. SHERMAN, President. Young Men's Christian Association, Passaic, N. J. I could have listened to you for several hours.—GEORGE FITZSIMMONS, General Secretary.
|Title||Charles H. Tyndall: scientific lectures|
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