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Figure E. H. LOUGHER Redpath Chaplain E. H. Lougher Criminologist Oriental Traveler Lecturer CHAPLIN LOUGHER has seen the world. Almost by accident he was thrown repeatedly into the whirlpool of widespread disaster. He was in India at the time of the great famine and plague, an eye witness to the countless horrors of that awful period. He saw helpless millions in their crude expressions of despair, crazed by the shock of calamities they had not the wisdom to forestall or end. By his side stalked death, which, like an angel of mercy, stooped to stay forever the unbearable miseries of thousands. He was in China at the time of the Boxer uprising and witnessed the stirring scenes of that bloody period. He caught the spirit of the death struggle as sensed by the slant-eyed standpatters in the very cradle of the race. He knows the color of Chinese blood and the dying groan of a heathen Oriental. He was in Japan and Korea during the Russo-Japanese war and saw the earth ripped up by hell's explosives. He breathed the atmosphere of strife, hung thick with smoke from bursting shells, and saw, as few men ever see, the pathos, the tragedy that had poisoned earlier years, speaking by sword and flame what was before unutterable. He has spent long years in patient research in America, in prisons, stockades, slums and almshouses, linking the experiences of the down-and-out American with those across the seas. The results have been marvelous. Lougher is a world citizen without caste or clan, who labors like a Titan in behalf of mankind at large. Lougher's lectures are outbursts from pent up emotions caught from world wide study of heroic ambition and the cold, dull eye of despair. They are not thought out recitals of theories or philosophies. They are the utterances of men whose personal voice you can never hope to hear. The pathos and tragedy create uncommon human interest. Every great oration has been born of deep conviction. And Chaplain Lougher speaks, in terms of vital force, of the great army of mistaken and misunderstood, who have gone down or are going down, overpowered by the stress ESTABLISHED SINCE 1868 JAMES REDPATH FOUNDER OF THE LYCEUM of remorseless circumstances. You hear them call out of the depths for sympathy and aid. You get a new and more correct impression of the world's darkest problem. You must hear him speak. Somehow woven into his life by the flying shuttle of experience, the problems and trials of the race force themselves upon your attention, and one can almost hear the heart throbs of the unfortunate as the gripping story unfolds. He is a real master. Through him the crying shame of centuries has a hearing, while love's new inventions thwart the mockeries of fate. Labor, statecraft, art, commerce, war, history, race, color, servitude, ambition, love, hate, crime, each lend, in their peculiar ways, force to the strange study E. H. Lougher affords. But you must hear him to appreciate him to the full. His lectures are master builders whose fruits will remain. A Thousand Million Men This is one of Chaplain Lougher's themes. It is a critical first hand study of the Orient in which one sees his statesman's grasp of international problems of commerce and war. Under his masterful touch you see a thousand million men unlocking great natural resources or coloring the East like a cloud of warning. You see them modernized and contending with Christendom in fields of battle and marts of trade. This is a man who comes fresh from actual contact with soul-stirring conditions, where dynasties perish and nations are born in a day. Lougher spent nine years in the educational department at Bengal, British India. He was in the consular department in close touch with the commercial relations of India, China and Japan. He was with the English commission in the settlement of the Chinese opium problem. He was with Young Husband in the expedition that opened up Tibet. That he speaks with authority goes without the saying. The Shackles of the World No man is better equipped to discuss criminology. He has been many years in prison work in America. He studied the men at work and watched them in repose. The lock-step of the man in stripes he hid away in his memory, together with the confidential whisper of the prisoner, that eased the heartbreak of interminable years. Lougher shows with masterful force that criminals cost us annually hundreds of millions of dollars, while the wreck of homes and life is appalling. He treats the subject in the light of the new criminology and shows the dawning of a better day. No citizen can afford to miss an opportunity to hear this powerful lecture. His arraignment of the majesty of the law, its delays and red tape, is worth going far to hear. He lights up for you the dark corners of our prisons in a most interesting manner. What Men Say of Chaplain Lougher Jos. W. Mauck, President Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.:—Of all the addresses I have heard by men of national and wider repute, upon the bearing of the awakening Orient upon the business and civilization of America, I consider that of Mr. Lougher the most inspiring. He speaks with throbbing enthusiasm, with a statesman's conception of the theme. He has no equal within my acquaintance in handling his subject. I would recommend lecture committees everywhere to engage him. Bastian Smith, Pastor First Congregational Church, Jackson, Mich.:—I have heard Chaplain Lougher lecture on several occasions and he always grips and interests his audience from start to finish. Frank T. Lodge, Commander-in-Chief, Michigan Sovereign Consistory, S.P.R. 32°:—His lectures on crime Some Salient Features A Thousand Million Men Startling revelations of China's natural resources—coal, iron, copper and agriculture. What the modernization and awakening of the Far East means to America. Japan the aggressive—controller of the Pacific—looking toward the Atlantic. The menace of the East, and its plans, told by a man who knows from personal observation. Our intemperance compared with China's Opium curse. The world war, the Orient and ourselves. An eye-opener for business men — a startling story to American citizenship. How Japan is ousting Germany from China. China sending iron and food stuffs to Europe. and prisons and the Far East cannot fail to entertain and also permanently instruct. Delevan B. Reed, D. D. Hillsdale, Mich.:—I have heard Chaplain Lougher in two lectures, 'A Thousand Million Men' and 'Shackles of the World.' They are exceedingly fine. Added to this is a strong personality. Mr. Lougher has the power to fix and hold the attention of his audience from beginning to end. A Prisoner:—I heard him talk and forgot I was in prison. U. S. Senator Chas. E. Townsend:—We are always glad to hear Chaplain Lougher. He stirs and fires our imagination. His lectures on Japan and the Orient are sane, classic and far reaching. Condensed From Press Reports Rockford, Iowa, Register: —A subject of compelling interest, handled by a man of magnetic personality and exceptional oratorical ability, made Chaplain Lougher's lecture not only the best of the Chautauqua, but one of the finest ever given in Rockford. That it was alone worth the price of a season ticket is the verdict of those who heard it. Postville, Iowa, Review: —The one man who by common consent is conceded first place among the lecturers is Chaplain Lougher, a fine looking and convincing speaker with a flow of language that would put a Gatling gun to route, yet each word uttered comes out clear and distinct. His story carries sincerity and conviction. Kenyon, Minn., Leader: —There is a man we could listen to for another hour and not grow wearied, was the expression heard on all sides. We felt all the time the personality of the man—a man of high ideals and far-seeing intellect. The Shackles of the World Crime in United States cost $400,000,000 last year. 365,000 convictions last year. $6.00 per capita paid annually by every citizen of the United States to handle the nation's criminals. Mismanagement of prisons ruining lives and costing millions. The new prisonology a cure for the evils. As chaplain of a great penitentiary Mr. Lougher gained inside information which is startling. The merit system to save men's souls. Disrespect and disobedience in the home and its connection with increasing crime. Smiles and tears of prison life. The secret lives of the inmates of our prisons. Montevideo, Minn., Daily American: —The human interest lecture by E. H. Lougher, was something grand and of vital importance to the whole human race. We are sorry every citizen did not hear it. Hutchinson, Minn., Leader: —Chaplain Lougher, in A Thousand Million Men gave an address fairly pulsating with human interest. To hear him is to think and feel. He grips the heart strings and unconsciously you are saying to yourself, Here is a big and sincere man. Shakopee, Minn., News: —He possesses the subtle charm which instantly wins an audience. McGregor, Iowa, Times: —It was a splendid effort. One business man pronounced it worth the price of a season ticket. The message Mr. Lougher brings will ring long in the memory of all who heard it.
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