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Figure BARNEY E. ANTROBUS, Crawfordsville, Indiana BARNEY E. ANTROBUS, LECTURER WHOSE end, both at the first, and now, was, and is to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time, his form and pressure.—Hamlet. The early struggles and experiences of Barney E. Antrobus fitted him to do the things so picturesquely set forth by the immortal bard. In fact, they seemed to have happened for that exact purpose, because long before he had attained his majority, and ever since, he has been nature's faithful mirror. Naturally artistic, and artistically natural; yes, but better than both—just natural. When Mr. Antrobus talks, he hits bed-rock. He does not keep people waiting for climaxes—the first shot is a climax. He is different. An auditor hearing him the first time said, I like you because you are not like other men. An inquisitive stranger met him and named him Truth-In-The-Face. Man should not struggle with man; the struggle is with nature. Man with the aid of science can conquer nature and thus bring sustenance and happiness to his kind. He can not conquer his kind without destroying it. The human race is unlike all other species of animals in that it has always waged war upon its kind. It has yet to learn the biological law that, within a species, peace conditions survival. APPRECIATIONS Crawfordsville Journal, Crawfordsville, Ind.: The house was filled to hear an exceptionally fine address by Mr. Antrobus on 'Citizenship'. Veedersburg News, Veedersburg, Ind.: He is a pleasing and effective speaker, direct and practical, leaving his hearers something to think about. Word and Way, Kansas City, Mo.: He is a gifted man, a scholarly writer with fine literary taste. His vision appeals to him to write heroic poetry like Homer and lyries like Poe and Burns. Whitehall Register, Whitehall, Ill.: There were five addresses on 'The Teacher.' The first was by Barney E. Antrobus and was a fine effort, intelligently and clearly put. Harry O. Vantrees, Director Boys' Work Y. M. C. A., Springfield, Ohio: An opportunity to hear Barney E. Antrobus is not to be lightly overlooked by either young or old. His outlook on life is large. He is inspirational, reverent and entertaining. I have heard him under varying circumstances and conditions and recommend him as a speaker of great ability and power. L. N. Hines, Superintendent City Schools, Crawfordsville, Ind.: Barney E. Antrobus is a man of fine spiritual power and a speaker of force and attractiveness. He makes a special appeal to men; at the same time he carries conviction to all his hearers, no matter who they may be. I take pleasure in commending in strong terms both the man and his message. A. C. Doggett, General Secretary Y. M. C. A., Crawfordsville, Ind.: Barney E. Antrobus has spoken to our men on various occasions, and we are glad to say that he has always pleased his hearers, and has won for himself a reputation for clear-cut, forceful presentation of any subject he choses. He has a style that is always pleasing. His sense of humor and sympathetic nature enable him to sway his audience from laughter to tears in the same sentence. Mr. Antrobus has a naturally logical mind, and when he is heard it is with a feeling that one has listened to a man who is master of his subject. He has had much experience as a speaker and no committee or person will make a mistake in billing him. Covington Friend, Covington, Ind.: His lecture on 'Wasting Human Life,' certainly was very good. Frank W. Davis, President Men's Bible Class Y. M. C. A., Crawfordsville, Ind.: He brings out the good in you and makes you want to pass it on to the other fellow. New Richmond Record, New Richmond, Ind.: All those who failed to hear Mr. Antrobus at the school hall last night on 'Making a Start in Life,' missed a treat. No lecturer on the local platform ever gave us so many laughs in quick succession. The Arkanswayer, Stuttgart, Ark.: Barney E. Antrobus lectured this morning at the Chautauqua grounds on 'The Supreme Law of Heaven'. The audience was plainly touched by his eloquence and many expressions of commendation were heard at the close of the address. R. Ralph Standley, Superintendent Schools, Shelbyville, Mo.: 'The most practical address ever given in our town.' 'Enjoyed every minute of it.' 'Serond to none.' 'An address calculated to do much good in our city.' 'A most unique and pleasing manner of passing from one phase of his subject to another.' 'Good all the way through.'—These and many other like statements are being heard on our streets concerning the address of Barney E. Antrobus delivered in the opera house to the graduating class of the high school last Tuesday evening. These are strong commendations coming from our foremost citizens who have heard in recent years some of the best talent in Missouri and Illinois. The Crawfordsville Review, Crawfordsville, Ind.: Barney E. Antrobus is a remarkable man. A newspaper man by instinct, a writer of rare force, a common man in that he can and does mix with any element with which his lot is cast, and a great man in that he has ideals and lives them, never surrendering them up. In all his mixing there is never a surrender of the dignity that must belong to men of his class, yet there is no false pedestal, no self-adjusted halo—just an earnest, sincere man who can mix and not lose. When he comes into the newspaper office at the rush hour when the forms are closing he is even-tempered, amiable, suave. There is no friction but always the best of feeling when this man comes in with his sleeves rolled up to help the boys 'get to press'. Antrobus is a remarkable man, a big, brainy fellow who knows how to work with men. SUBJECTS Wasting Human Life. What's What. Heaven's Supreme Law. Making a Start in Life. A Chief Engineer. 'Tis not in mortals to command success, but we'll do more, Sempronius, we'll deserve it.—Addison. I came upstairs into the world For I was born in a cellar.—Congreve. Most joyful let the poet be; It is through him that all men see.—Channing. Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve And hope without an object can not live.—Coleridge. God's prophets of the beautiful, These poets were.—Browning. I never dare to write As funny as I can.—Holmes. A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men.—Anonymous.
|Title||Barney E. Antrobus|
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|Personal Name Subject||Antrobus, Barney E.|
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