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The Humorous Philosopher Figure LOU J. BEAUCHAMP Exclusive Management REDPATH BUREAU LOU J. BEAUCHAMP THIS trade mark of Mr. Beauchamp was given him years ago, first by his managers, and later by the press of the entire country. The reason for the title lies in the fact that he was practically the first popular lecturer to combine humor and philosophy, fun and facts, mirth and messages in a logical and compact whole. Many humorists have delighted their audiences and have their essential place in the great Lyceum and Chautauqua movement, while dignified and scholarly lectures, filled with great truths as with great oratory, are the continued inspiration of the American people. Mr. Beauchamp early in his career discovered that the public likes its medicine sugar-coated, and its platform lessons served with sauce piquante. No man today deals with the great questions of the hour more strongly than does Mr. Beauchamp, yet at the same time he presents his message with so much genuine wit and humor that his lectures come in the form of a delightful entertainment. He tells no stories simply for the laugh he can win, but they lead inevitably to the purpose of his message and are as logical a part of that message as the more serious facts that accompany it. Newspaper Editor and Writer of Books LOU J. BEAUCHAMP is peculiarly fitted for the platform. At nineteen he was one of the editors of a Cincinnati daily newspaper, while for four years previously he had written for various New York papers and magazines. At thirty, one of his books had been read by over one hundred thousand people and had been translated into other languages. Yet he never had any schooling outside the College of the Spare Hours. He never knew his mother, losing her when a babe, and part of his babyhood and childhood was spent in the camps of the Indians of the Southwest, his grandfather being an Indian trader who left the child with the tribes when on one of his trading trips. Has Traveled Over 1,300,000 Miles At thirteen Mr. Beauchamp learned the printer's trade and began his writing and wandering. Keeping a record of every mile traveled, he has up to date covered over one million three hundred thousand miles of the earth's surface. Crossing the Atlantic many times, he is as familiar with the cities of the old world as with those of the new but is one of the few traveled men who never uses When I was in Europe. He went abroad simply to know his own country better by comparison with other lands, and his talks are of and for America and the American people. Into the dens of Whitechapel, as into the palaces of kings his wanderings led him, and knowing life in all its phases he is peculiarly fitted to talk to young men and women on their opportunities and privileges in The Land where the Poor Boy Becomes King. The Humorous Philosopher AS a newspaper man, Mr. Beauchamp has reported the speeches of presidential candidates and statesmen, written up inaugurations, executions, weddings of the Four Hundred, and, disguised as a tramp, has lived and slept with thieves in their doss houses, in tracing the illegal colonization of voters. Hundreds Started on Right Road Like Russell H. Conwell, Geo. W. Bain, and the late Dr. A. A. Willets, the messages of Mr. Beauchamp have started hundreds on the right road, and hardly a week passes that by letter or voice some testimony does not come to him from some man he has helped. Among these are ministers, editors, statesmen, lecturers and successful business men. His Press Notices Would Fill Volumes The number of press notices of Mr. Beauchamp's lectures on file in the Bureau offices, and in his own home, would fill volumes, and every one of these are commendatory in the highest degree. Some committeemen do not care for press testimonials, fearing that the kindly editor may have spoken as he did to help the local Course rather than to express an honest criticism, but when paper after paper reports Mr. Beauchamp's lectures almost in full, giving one to three columns, and frequently adding an editorial comment, there must certainly be another reason than simply trying to boost the home Course. Lectures for the Present Season Take the Sunny Side This lecture has been delivered more than five thousand times, but never twice alike, and every second year it is a new lecture, as new conditions arise in the national and social life of our people needing explanation and correction from such a thinker and teacher as Mr. Beauchamp. The lecture has as much humor as a humorous lecture, but basically it is a cry for individual, community and national betterment, with plans showing the way to these ends. The Age of the Young Man A lecture that has blessed thousands of lives, as it opens the doors of opportunity to the young folk who have feared that there was no place for them in the world, because of poverty, want of education, or influential backers. It makes character, not wealth, the ideal of the perfect life, and proves by notable illustrations, and a wealth of humor and fancy, how character will prove the open sesame to the things that make life worth while. For Commencements, Banquets, Meetings of Rotary Clubs, Business Men's Associations, Chambers of Commerce, etc., Mr. Beauchamp has talks that have proven wonderfully successful and helpful. Boosting the Old Home Town is one of his subjects along this line. LOU J. BEAUCHAMP The Original Return Date Man Many lecturers and entertainers go back the second time, but it is confidently believed that Mr. Beauchamp holds the record for three and more appearances on the same course or the same Chautauqua. Up to date he has averaged slightly over five appearances at each Chautauqua. If his returns for the second time were to be printed, this circular would not hold the complete statement. Record List of Return Engagements Au Sable, Mich., 3. Allerton, Iowa, 5. Aberdeen, S. D., 4. Ashland, Ore., 3. Ames, Iowa, 5. Albia, Iowa, 4. Atwater, Ohio, 4. Beatrice, Neb., 3. Belmont, Wis., 3. Bethesda, Ohio, 6. Baldwin, Wis., 3. Big Stone, S. D., 3. Boulder, Colo., 4. Blue Mountain, Miss., 3. Bangor, Mich., 3. Butler, Ind., 3. Britt, Iowa, 4. Barnesville, Ga., 4. Bloomington, Ill., 4. Bristol, Tenn., 5. Cincinnati, Ohio, 36. Chicago, Ill., 65. Crystal Springs, Miss., 4. Clear Lake, Iowa, 4. Colfax, Iowa, 5. Cambridge, Ohio, 6. Conrad, Iowa, 4. Cresco, Iowa, 3. Clarinda, Iowa, 3. Clinton, Ill., 9. Cuba, Ill., 3. Columbus Jct., Iowa, 4. Columbus, Ind., 6. Chester, Iowa, 3. Carlisle, Ky., 4. Creston, Iowa, 3. Cumberland, Md., 6. Chatham, Pa., 3. Carmichaels, Pa., 4. Celina, Ohio, 7. Cadiz, Ohio, 3. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 4. Conneaut, Ohio, 3. Chillicothe, Mo., 3. Camargo, Ill., 4. Celeste, Tex., 3. Crestline, Ohio, 3. Devil's Lake, N. D., 4. Dublin, Ga., 4. Des Moines, Iowa, 5. David City, Iowa, 5. Danville, Ill., 5. Delevan, Wis., 4. De Funiak Springs, Fla., 16. The Dalles, Ore., 4. Edgerton, Wis., 3. Eufaula, Ala., 4. Evansville, Ind., 4. Eureka, Kas., 3. Flora, Ind., 3. Fort Smith, Ark., 8. Freeport, Ill., 5. Fairfield, Iowa, 6. Fort Morgan, Colo., 3. Fredonia, Kan., 3. Fullerton, Neb., 3. Greenfield, Ohio, 6. Garrison, Iowa, 3. Gainesville, Fla., 4. Gerlaw, Ill., 3. Guthrie, Okla., 4. Georgetown, Ohio, 3. Harvard, Ill., 3. Hamilton, Ohio, 30. Harlan, Iowa, 3. Hedrick, Iowa, 4. Independence, Iowa, 3. Indianola, Iowa, 4. Iowa City, Iowa, 3. Indianapolis, Ind., 6. Iowa Falls, Iowa, 3. Jessup, Iowa, 4. Kewanna, Ind., 3. Kankakee, Ill., 6. La Porte, Ind., 4. Lexington, Ky., 13. Lincoln, Neb., 14. Lebanon, Ind., 3. Lancaster, Ohio, 3. Lebanon, Ky., 4. Logansport, Ind., 3. Le Mars, Iowa, 4. Lakeland, Fla., 3. La Grande, Ore., 3. Mattoon, Ill., 3. Mammoth Springs, Ark., 5. Marinette, Wis., 4. Milledgeville, Ill., 3. Madison, S. D., 6. Madison, Ind., 7. Moline, Ill., 6. Mt. Lake Park, Md., 6. Mayfield, Ky., 5. Mt. Vernon, Ohio, 4. Mediapolis, Iowa, 3. Monmouth, Ill., 4. Milwaukee, Wis., 4. Mt. Vernon, Ind., 3. Maryville, Mo., 4. Mound City, Mo., 3. Maysville, Mo., 4. Northampton, Mass., 5. Norwood, Ill., 3. New Oxford, Pa., 3. Newark Valley, N. Y., 3. Newton, Iowa, 4. Newcastle, Pa., 3. New York City, N. Y., 7. Oakland, Cal., 30. Ottawa, Kan., 4. OntarioOuting Park, N. Y., 5. Oxford, Ohio, 3. Otsego, Mich., 3. Oskaloosa, Iowa, 3. Ottawa, Ill., 4. Owensboro, Ky., 8. Orlando, Fla., 3. Paxton, Ill., 8. Purcellville, Va., 18. Paducah, Ky., 6. Prairie du Sac, Wis., 3. Poynette, Wis., 4. Pacific Grove, Cal., 4. Portland, Ore., 6. Paris, Ill., 3. Pocatello, Idaho, 5. Petersburg, Ill., 3. Peebles, Ohio, 4. Pontiac, Ill., 3. Pawnee, Neb., 3. Phoenix, Ariz., 3. Richland Center, Wis., 3. Russiaville, Ind., 3. Rockport, Mo., 3. Rushville, Ind., 3. Roanoke, Va., 3. Rockford, Ill., 3. Red Oak, Iowa, 3. Richmond, Ind., 3. Racine, Wis., 12. Rochester, N. Y., 10. Silver Lake, N. Y., 34. Springdale, Ark., 8. St. Joe, Ind., 3. Spring Green, Wis., 3. Stanberry, Mo., 3. Shawnee, Okla., 3. St. Petersburg, Fla., 5. Springfield, Mo., 3. San Jose, Cal., 45. San Francisco, Cal., 8. Sycamore, Ill., 4. Shenandoah, Iowa, 4. Sac City, Iowa, 3. Shippensburg, Pa., 3. Sandwich, Ill., 3. St. Louis, Mo., 5. Sabetha, Kas., 4. Storm Lake, Iowa, 3. Toronto, Canada, 22. Tolono, Ill., 3. Tecumseh, Mich., 3. Terre Haute, Ind., 5. Tarkio, Mo., 3. Tama, Iowa, 4. Taylorsville, Ill., 3. Tipton, Ind., 3. Urbana, Ill., 8. Vinton, Iowa, 4. Valparaiso, Ind., 4. Whitehall, Wis., 3. Winchester, Ind., 3. West Union, Iowa, 3. Windom, Minn., 3. Webster City, Iowa, 3. Wilmerding, Pa., 3. Washington, D. C., 56. At the request of thousands of those who have heard his lectures, Mr. Beauchamp has just issued his best lectures in book form. Take the Sunny Side, in its several forms, as given for many years past, and The Age of the Young Man, are included in this volume, together with his poems, and the story of The Little Woman. Price $1, postpaid. For copies, address: Mrs. Lou J. Beauchamp, 333 N. 3d St., Hamilton, Ohio.
|Title||The Humorous Philosopher: Lou J. Beauchamp|
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|Personal Name Subject||Beauchamp, Lou J.|
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