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Elmer Ellsworth Higley figure Elmer Ellsworth Higley THE CHEER=UP=I=DIST OPERATING ON THE BLUES, THAT TIRED FEELING, AND KINDRED AILMENTS INTRODUCTORY W E have discovered a lyceum favorite, a lecturer , ELMER ELLSWORTH HIGLEY. This we can say of few others during our five years of management. For three years we have tested and exploited Dr. Higley's lectures in all sorts of courses and communities, and we have yet to know when he has not or will not be returned at the committee's request. His platform personality reminds the critic of a Bain, a Copeland or a Conwell. He writes a new lecture each year: the last, the best. His culture prepares an entrance to the best engagements, while his simple and easy presentation delights audiences of all grades as sunshine brings the bloom. Truly he is the people's lecturer. Respectfully, EMPIRE LYCEUM BUREAU. CHAUTAUQUAS Lakeside Assembly Elmer Ellsworth Higley delivered one of his lectures at our Assembly during the season of 1900 and gave splendid satisfaction. We had among our talent such men as Elijah P. Brown, John G. Wooley, S. P. Leland and many other noted men, but none gave better satisfaction than Mr. Higley. He is a young man of pleasing appearance on the platform. He has a good command of language and is pleasant yet forcible in his delivery. I highly recommend him. — C. G. Langdon, Supt. Lakeside Assembly . Tully Lake Assembly It gives me pleasure to give this testimonial unsolicited. No lecturer in ten years at our Assembly has pleased everyone more thoroughly than did Elmer Ellsworth Higley in his lectures on Saturday and Sunday last. I predict for him an unusually successful future. — D. H. Cook, Manager Chautauqua Assembly . ASSEMBLY PARK, N. Y., August 27, 1901. The closing days of the Assembly have been full of delightful entertainment. The chief attraction Saturday and Sunday was Dr. Elmer Ellsworth Higley, who, although a young man, is among the foremost lecturers of the day.— Syracuse Journal, Syracuse, N. Y. OFFICE OF BURDETTE A. BAYLE PRINCIPAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS EDITOR HOME AND SCHOOL VISITOR MT. JEWETT , Pa., April 30, 1903. Elmer Ellsworth Higley lectured before the annual meeting of our McKean County Teacher's Association and gave excellent satisfaction. As an attraction for institutes I consider him one of the leaders. Sincerely, BURDETTE A. BAYLE , Pres. Association. W IT is brushwood; Judgment timber; the one gives the greatest flame, the other yield s the durablest heat; and both meeting make the best fire…Sir Thomas Overbury. SUBJECTS Git, Grit and Gumption Jack the Giant Killer The A B C of Success How Old art Thou Cheer up! Cheer up! A face of gloom That carries discontent Should have but one unfailing doom— The doom of banishment. The world is full of sunshine; Or you can make it so If you'll take it with you Everywhere you go. Cheer up! Cheer up! Tho'ills you must endure, 'Tis useless to revile; Your doubt and gloom will work no cure— There's health, though, in a smile. If dark your cloud, 'tis silver lined; Then turn it round about; For clouds may blessings prove you'll find If worn the bright side out. Cheer up! —Elmer Ellsworth Higley in Buffalo Courier PRINCIPALS THE FERRIS INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL MARSHALLTON, DEL. E. A. BISHOP, SUPERINTENDENT MARSHALLTON, Del., May 6, '03. My Dear Mr. Higley:— Allow me to speak of your lecture * * * which I had the pleasure of hearing * * It was a delightful entertainment full of wholesome instruction and inspiration. You certainly combine dignity, humor, rare wit, sound, practical common sense, clear reasoning and genuine eloquence in a way that holds the closest attention of your audience. I have heard few lecturers whom I consider your equal, and any lecture committee so fortunate as to secure you for their course is to be congratulated. * * * Sincerely yours, E. A. BISHOP. UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHERMAN HIGH SCHOOL SHERMAN, N. Y. SEWARD S. TRAVIS, PRINCIPAL PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE, May 19, '03. Elmer Ellsworth Higley has appeared on our HighSchool lecture course for three successive years and we look forward to hearing him the fourth time. He is an eloquent and and forceful speaker, cultured vivacious, pleasing, Mr. Higley is one of the strongest attractions that has ever appeared on our course. * * SEWARD S. TRAVIS, Mgr. High School Lecture Course. People and Press Brim full of fun and elevating in its thought. — Dr. Byron H. Stauffer, Pastor Grace M. E. Church, Buffalo, N. Y. I have followed Elmer Ellsworth Higley on several courses and have heard only the most favorable mention of his work. — Col. Geo. W. Bain, The Popular Platform Lecturer. An inspiration to noble thinking. — Geo. M. Brown, Pastor First M. E. Church, Derby, Conn. Elmer Ellsworth Higley appeared at the opera house, Monday evening, January 13, 1902, in the third number of the lecture course and gave his lecture, Git, Grit and Gumption. His effort was one of the most original that has been heard here, and was highly pleasing to the large audience which turned out to hear him. His lecture was a delightful combination of wit and wisdom and was freely interspersed with bits of word painting and poetry. It was well balanced throughout and there was not a dull moment or a tiresome sentence in the entire lecture. It is safe to say that Mr. Higley made many warm friends here who will be delighted to welcome him again on some future occasion.— Clyde (N. Y.) Times. The students of the Jamestown Business College enjoyed a treat Friday afternoon in the lecture of Elmer Ellsworth Higley, entitled Git, Grit and Gumption. With an eye to the best the college is ever on the alert to give the students the advantage of any available talent within reach, and Mr. Higley's lecture will long be remembered for its wit, humor and practical thought. The lecture was made bright by bits of original poetry and telling illustrations. Mr. Higley is magnetic in his personality and eloquent in his delivery.— The Jamestown Journal, Jamestown. N. Y. The lecture by Dr. Higley, last Thursday evening, was a very able effort by an able speaker. He took as his subject Jack the Giant Killer, and proceeded to draw many lessons of a valuable nature from that old nursery story. Dr. Higley has made a fine impression upon the people of Earlville who will gladly welcome him should he ever lecture here again.— Earlville, (N. Y.) Standard. Elmer Ellsworth Higley delighted a large audience at Grace M. E. Church, Kearney Avenue, last night, with his lecture, The A B C of Success. The lecture is a summons to noble action, and so combines the elements of witticism and wisdom as to make both the wit and the wiseacre laugh and think by turns. As a speaker, Mr. Higley is magnetic in his personality and eloquent in his delivery.— Newark (N. J.) Evening News. The lecture by E. E. Higley at Simpson M. E. Church, last night, was greatly enjoyed by all in attendance. The lecture is one that leaves a good impression on those who hear it. It combines wit and wholesome advice in a masterly way.— Erie Dispatch, Erie, Pa. The High School Lecture Course closed last evening. A full house welcomed Dr. Higley and all were highly pleased with the lecture. The audience expected to hear a lecture of a high order, but it exceeded expectations. He handled the subject, Git, Grit and Gumption, in a masterly manner and the demand to hear him again was universal.— Schenevus (N. Y.) Monitor. Elmer E. Higley delivered his lecture, The A B C of Success, to an appreciative audience on Friday evening, August 30, in the M. E. Church. This is one of the few lectures that holds the attention from start to finish. Bubbling over with humor, full of fine thoughts, and given in Mr. Higley's pleasing style, it certainly merits the unanimous approval of the audience that it was the best lecture ever delivered in Clarendon.— North Clarendon (Pa.) Correspondent. Elmer E. Higley's lecture closing the course in this village, delighted a large audience at the Methodist Church, last Thursday evening. He is a very rapid speaker, entirely at home on the platform, and his lecture on Git, Grit and Gumption is all right. There's plenty of fun in it and plenty of hard common sense.— Worcester (N. Y) Times. Despite the stormy weather and almost impassable roads, an audience which, in point of size and character, any orator might be proud to address, assembled at Mericle's Hall, Saturday evening, to hear the first lecture of the season's course by Elmer E. Higley. If any doubt existed as to the success of the initial lecture it was quickly dispelled, as was shown by the manifest delight of the audience from the very first. Lecturers of great ability were heard here last season but comparison between them and the talented speaker of Saturday evening is certainly more than favorable to the latter, though he is by far the youngest of them all. Mr. Higley will receive a very warm welcome at any future appearance in Brocton — The Mirror, Brocton, N. Y. The fourth entertainment of the lecture course was given, last Monday evening, at the opera house by Elmer E. Higley. Subject, Git, Grit and Gumption. This is one of the best, if not the best of the course. The speaker was eloquent, witty and entertaining, and if we should have a lecture course next winter our committee would make no mistake in securing him as one of the speakers.— Oxford (N. Y.) Times. One of the best lectures I have ever heard.— Willard Gorton of the Royal Entertainers. Git and Grit, a splendid span; But Gumption must hold rein; Such fiery steeds must guided be, Or else they come to pain; For when Git runs in error's road, Or Grit with Force begin To pull against a stubborn fact; Why Gumption must rein in. So long as Git and Grit are held By Gumption's tactful rein, They find their conrse less difficult— The race less hard to gain. —Elmer Ellsworth Higley in his lecture Git, Grit and Gumption. — The Lyceumite. The fourth lecture of the Lyceum Course given by the Rathbone Sisters, was held at the M. E. church on Tuesday evening. E. E. Higley was the attraction and his lecture is said to be the finest delivered in the town.— Byesville News, Byesville, O. E. E. Higley delivered his lecture, The A B C of Success, at the First Methodist Church to a fairly large and very appreciative audience, last night. Mr. Higley is a delightful speaker and held his listeners in closest attention throughout the hour. The lecture, as its name suggests, is a careful study of the elements necessary to a successful life. It is not prosy. It is thoughtful and instructive, but abounds with brilliant passages. Mr. Higley has a fund of wit and the most serious portions of his lecture are enlivened with taking and well-timed anecdotes.— Corry (Pa.) Leader. E. E. Higley appeared before a well-filled opera house, Friday evening, in his lecture, Git, Grit and Gumption. Mr. Higley is an eloquent and very pleasing speaker. This entertainment was one of the strong numbers of the High School course.— Chautauqua News, Sherman, N. Y. The address delivered by Elmer E. Higley was one of the finest ever heard in Centreville and brought forth favorable comment from all. The lecture was a model of eloquence and excellence.— Centreville (Pa.) News. E. E. Higley delivered a splendid lecture in the High School course before a large audience in Institute Hall, Friday evening. The subject was Git, Grit and Gumption, and he gave the theme a lively and thorough handling. The lecture was full of good thoughts, sharp points, well rounded sentences and sparkled with wit and humor.— Falconer Reporter, Falconer, N. Y. Yesterday afternoon the students of the Jamestown Business College were treated to a lecture by Elmer Ellsworth Higley on the subject, Git, Grit and Gumption. Mr. Higley was on his way to lecture at Lakewood, last evening and Professor Porter induced him to tarry a short time at the Business college and talk to the young people. The lecture was apt and punctured will witty sayings which brought out the practical advice in bold relief and added to its value. Mr. Higley is a young man but has rare ability as a lecturer, and this, coupled with his wide experience, makes him an interesting speaker.— Jamestown (N. Y.) Morning Post The lecture on The A B C of Success, by E. E. Higley, at the M. E. ceurch, last night, was one of the finest lectures ever given in that church. It will long be remembered by all those present.— The Evening Journal, Corry, Pa. The second number in the course was given last Wednesday evening. Elmer Ellsworth Higley spoke entertainingly to a large audience on Git, Grit and Gumption. He held the close attention of his hearers for nearly two hours and all were well pleased by the lecture.— Massena (N. Y.) Forum. Elmer Ellsworth Higley gave a most stirring and instructive lecture, last evening at the G. A. R. Hall, under the management of the lecture course committee, choosing for his subject, Git, Grit and Gumption. The sentiment seems to be that Mr. Higley's lecture was equal to, if not surpassing any number in the course. He will be heartily welcomed at any future time.— Brookfield (N. Y.) Courier. Elmer Ellsworth Higley is a highly interesting and instructive speaker and holds his audience to the closest attention throughout. Through his lecture ran a humorous vein which sparkled in a delightful manner.— Mt. Jewett (Pa.) Herald. E. E. Higley in his lecture, The A B C of Success, was logical, forcible and humorous. He has a strong personality and expresses himself eloquently. His wit is clear and reasoning transparent.— Forestville (N. Y.) Free Press. Elmer E. Higley appeared last night in his lecture, The A B C of Success. All who attended were well repaid for their time and money. Mr. Higley's manner of interspersing the ridiculous with the sublime is charming. His illustrations fit and give fits to the hearers.— The Advertiser, Newark. ASSEMBLY PARK , N. Y., August 27, 1901. The closing days of the Assembly have been full of delightful entertainment. The chief attraction Sunday was Dr. Elmer Ellsworth Higley, who, although a young man, is among the foremost lecturers of the day.— Syracuse Journal, Syracuse, N. Y. The lecture of Elmer Ellsworth Higley at the opera house, last Friday evening, was well attended. The talented young lecturer possesses both wit, humor and common sense.— Mayville (N. Y.) Sentinel. THE SEAMANS PRESS, PULASKI, N. Y.
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