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Thomas McClary Management George W. Britt Boston, Mass. THOMAS MCCLARY, LECTURER THERE are few men on the lecture platform who have made as great a success as Thomas McClary. He has the humor of an Artemus Ward combined with the rare oratory and learning of a Wendell Phillips. He has done as much to make the lecture popular, and at the same time instructive, as any man in the Lyceum field. Nature has endowed Mr. McClary with a face and figure like that of Lincoln and Emerson and Sol. Smith Russell, and the same power with which to make an audience laugh or cry. His ideas are fresh, his illustrations apt, and his wit keen. Combine the above with a careful analysis of the portrait on the first page of this circular and you have Thomas McClary, "The People's Favorite.'* complete in every detail. We most heartily endorse him. Midland Lyceum Bureau. PERSONAL REFERENCES HON. WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN. BISHOP S. M. MERRILL, Chicago. J. W. DOWNEY, Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy in University of Minnesota. HON. J. S. PILLSBURY, Minneapolis. PROF. J. H. HUTCHINSON, University of Minnesota. HON. J. T. McCLEARY, Washington, D. C. REV. JABEZ BROOKS, D. D.. Professor of Greek in University of Minnesota. BISHOP CHARLES FOWLER, Buffalo. O. O. WINTER, former Manager of Great Northern Rail- way, Minneapolis, Minnesota. MARION D. SHUTTER, D. D., Pastor of the Church of the Redeemer, Universalist, Minneapolis, Minnesota. SOME OF THE SUBJECTS THE MAN WITH THE HOE. The author hopes this lecture may strengthen the hearts of those who have to bear up under the heavy burdens of life. THE MISSION OF MIRTH. Why we laugh. How we laugh. What we laugh at. I hope to assist people to use the faculties with which the Creator has endowed them for their own and others* good. THE AMERICAN HOME. The reason for the home. THROUGH IRELAND ON A BICYCLE BUILT FOR ONE. The beautiful country and interesting people. • DAVID AND I IN THE LAND O* CAKES. Scotland and her peasant poet. THE EVOLUTION AND USE OF THE SOCIAL NATURE. SOME SUNDAY SUBJECTS EVOLUTION OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE. WHEN MAN BECAME. THE THINKER. THE ATTRACTIVE POWER OF JESUS. CHRISTIAN MISSION OF THE RAILWAY. REPRESENTATIVE NOTICES W. J. BRYAN, Lincoln, Neb.— I heartily commend the lec¬ture to those who desire to be both entertained and instructed. MARION SHUTTER, Pastor of the Church of the Re¬deemer, Minneapolis, Minn.— I consider him one of the most effective and dramatic speakers now before the public. I. A. HOUGHLIN, Manager Entertainment Committee, Fair¬field, Iowa, Chautauqua.— Such lectures are inspiring, uplifting, and make the hearer feel that life ie worth living. McClary has a great mission to perform. Send him upon every platform in our country. Let him go forth and proclaim sunshine and hap¬piness to the multitudes. II. MATT S. HUGHES, Kansat City.—It has been a great pleasure to me to know of your growing popularity upon the lec¬ture platform and to hear, as I have heard in every place, the most glowing accounts of your successful work. III. |OHN F. DOWNEY, Professor of Mathematics and Astron¬omy, University of Minnesota.— He is a man of genuine worth. Frank, honest, outspoken, and at the same time kind and consid¬erate. IV. SHAWNEE CHAUTAUQUA.—The lecture of Dr. Thos. McClary, the popular speaker who is so great a favorite with the Shawnee Chautauqua, Saturday evening was one of the finest ever heard here. His subject was "The American Home," and it was without exception the finest lecture on that or any other sub¬ject ever delivered here. V. MERIDIAN (MISS.) EVEN¬ING STAR.—Mr. McClary is a florid speaker in his serious views. These sandwiched between his impersonations and facial expres¬sions would put melancholia to rout, tickle incorrigible derisible mvscles into hilarious and health¬ful activity. VI. EVANSVILLE, IND. - Dr. Thomas McClary, the noted lec¬turer, spoke to a good sized audi¬ence of men at Y. M. C. A. hall yesterday afternoon on the subject of "The Evolution of the Spiritual Life." He used this subject in VII. Elace of the one announced and eld the very close attention of the men with his earnest message. He is so full of wit and good humor that it constantly crops out even in an address upon a religious theme. His statement of the truths of the Christian life is very clear and practical and full of hope to men who wish to make the most of their lives. VIII. CHARLES B. OVERAKER, Chairman, Y. M. C. A. Star Course, Springfield, 111.— I most gladly express my appreciation of your interesting, instructive! and en¬tertaining lecture entitled " Mission of Mirth." The entire audience was unanimous in its expressions of appreciation, and we consider it one of the best things we have had in any of our Star course enter¬tainments. IX. COLORADO GAZETTE, X. Garden of the Gods Chautauqua, 1902.—With a personality strangely mingled, with the logic of a phil¬osopher, the humor of a comedian, the art of an actor, yet the simple-ness of a countryman, Mr. Mc¬Clary carried his hearers from the sublime to the pathetic, from the pathetic to the funny side of We with every sentence, and there was not a second when one Tru tel1 What Was comin8 nexl- Taken all in all, the lecture j\McClary lflsl mght was one of the most remarkable ever heard here, being neither sermon, monologue or humorous lec¬ture, yet all of these and more. XI. BOOTH CALDWELL, President of Alfred University, Al-M w Y.—Alfred audiences are seldom so well delighted as With Mr. McClary. XII. SOME CITY COURSES XIII. WHERE MR. McCLARY HAS AP¬PEARED DURING THE PAST TWO SEASONS WITH POPULAR APPROVAL XIV. Minneapolis, New Orleans, Boston, Atlanta, Evansville, Buffalo, Detroit, Logansport, Jackson, Binghamton, Springfield, Montreal, Rochester, Dunkirk, Chicago, New York, New Haven, Yonkers, Moline, Toronto, Nashville, Indianapolis, Toledo. XV. KNOWLTON COOPER, Secretary Y. M. C. A., Spring¬field, Mass.— Rev. Thomas McClary addressed an audience of nearly one thousand men in Court Square Theater last Sunday afternoon. The topic was, "The Evolution of the Spiritual Life.* His address was strong and inspiring. XVI. OTH RETTER, Secretary Y. M. C. A., Buffalo, N. Y.— I wish there were many more men with a message like Mr. McClary's. XVII. NOEL H. JACKS, General Secretary Y. M. C. A., Hartford, Conn.— McClary was one of the best in our course. He kept the audience in an almost contin¬uous roar of laughter, but there was throughout an undercurrent of wisdom and instruction that will give the people who heard him much food for thought for months to come. XVIII. CHAUTAUQUAS XIX. WHERE MR. McCLARY HAS BEEN XX. TWO OR MORE SEASONS GIVING XXI. USUALLY TWO AND SOMETIMES XXII. THREE LECTURES AT EACH XXIII. VISIT XXIV. Long Beach, California; Pacific Grove, California; Placerville, California; Fair¬field, Iowa; Shasta Retreat, California; Ashland, Oregon; Rockport, Missouri; Maysville, Missouri; Devils Lake, North Dakota; Lincoln Park, Kansas; Ruston, Louisiana; Carthage, Missouri; Emporia, Kansas; Gladstone Park, Oregon; David City, Nebraska; Humboldt, Iowa; White Cloud, Kansas; Monteagle, Tennessee; Lincoln, Nebraska; Salem, Nebraska; Fountain Park, Indiana; Shawnee, I. T.; Wathena, Kansas; Waterloo, Iowa; Beatrice, Nebraska; Mountain Lake, Maryland; Kingfisher, O. T.; Garden of the Gods, Colorado; Madison Lake, South Dakota; Waseca, Minnesota; Grimsby Park, Canada; Spirit Lake, la. XXV. A. H. GODARD, General Sec¬retary Y. M. C. A., New Britain, Conn.—Your "Mission of Mirth** is a marvel of logic, and I have rarely had the pleasure of enjoying a lecture equal to it in wit, humor and general profit. Come again ! Old New England needs the doc¬trine you carry in your medicine chest. XXVI. M, XXVII. D. MEADOWS, Secretary, pridian, Miss.—A number of the leading citizens who heard you pronounced your "Mission of Mirth** the best thing they ever heard. I do not need to tell you that the audience was simply de¬lighted. We can use you again next season. XXVIII. J. H. FORD, Manager of the Grimsby Park Chautauqua, Can¬ada's Greatest Assembly.— It is no easy task to hold several thousand people spellbound for nearly two hours at a summer assembly. In this Thomas McClary succeeded. Both his sermons and his lectures were so well received that we in¬fluenced him to remain over a week and talk to our people. He has so won the hearts of our peo¬ple that we shall surely have him again. XXIX. SIOUX CITY, IOWA.—Rev. McClary*s lecture on the " Mission of Mirth** proved a winner from many standpoints. Abounding in bright' and witty sayings, made forceful by the sensible and logical argument, rising at times to sublime imagery, it kept the large audience intensely interested for nearly two hours. We can recommend Mr. McClary as being highly entertain¬ing, helpful and eloquent. XXX. JOHN W. BROWN, Neodesha, Kansas.— We wanted our lecture course started out right. That is the reason we secured you first. We were not disappointed. XXXI. DR. EUGENE MAY, Washington, D. C—Dr. Thomas McClary is one of the most entertaining lecturers we have on the American platform. XXXII. JACKSON, MICH.— Expressing his feelings in the most beau¬tiful language, passing easily and naturally from mirth to pathos and earnestness, he delighted all his auditors. XXXIII. FROM PERSONAL LETTERS XXXIV. EASTWOOD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Colum¬bus, Ohio.— The thoughts expressed were of a high order and pleased the entire audience. XXXV. L. P. SMITH, Chaplain Soldier's Home, Minnehaha, Minn.— Old soldiers were never more pleasantly and profitably entertained than by McClary. XXXVI. MERIDIAN, MISS.— It makes life's road easier and load lighter, the temper sweeter and the eye brighter, the'thoughts purer. Let us allow this lecture to find its way down to the very bottom of our conscience, live its precepts and cultivate the art of being cheerful. XXXVII. BROWNWOOD, TEXAS.—Brownwood has been fortunate in having many excellent lectures, but no platform speaker has combined entertainment and instruction with more harmonious blend than did Dr. McClary. XXXVIII. E. A. ANDERSON, Chairman of Lecture Course Committee. XXXIX. — He more than met our expectations and pleased the patrons of our course wonderfully. I feel that he enhanced the popularity of our course to a very appreciable degree. We regard him as one of the purest, mirth-provoking speakers on the lecture plat¬form. XL. « W. M. WILLIAMS, Taylor, Texas, Superintendent Public Schools and Manager Lyceum Course.— It was one of the best we have ever heard, and we have had some of the best on the American platform. One man said: " It is worth a thousand dollars to Taylor.'* XLI. GONZOLES, TEXAS.—Mr. McClary's lecture, "The Mis¬sion of Mirth,'* went straight to the hearts of the Gonzoles people and played upon the risibilities, as well as the emotions, and ap¬pealed to all the good in them. Let him come when he will and bring his sunshine and smiles. XLII. G. F. BILLINGS, President South Oregon Chautauqua, Ash¬land, Oregon.— Our people were very much pleased with your lectures and your sermon. XLIII. H. C. JENNINGS, Superintendent Chautauqua, Waseca, Minn.— He has lectured at Waseca to the delight and profit of his audience. No one will mistake in securing his services. XLIV. F. J. SESSIONS, Superintendent Chautauqua, Waterloo, Iowa. XLV. — I am personally under obligations to you for the very excellent service you have rendered us. XLVI. E. C. WHALEN, Spirit Lake Chautauqua, Iowa.— You ac¬quitted yourself in a manner that has won only words of praise from the people and hearty appreciation from the management. XLVII. THOS. FILBEN, Who Supplies Talent for the Coast Chau-tauquas.— If others are of my way of thinking, we will want you to come to the Coast again next year. This is the third time. You have hosts of friends among us. XLVIII. GREELEY, COLO.—Thomas McClary is an able and fluent speaker and fully met the highest expectations of his audience. XLIX. REPUBLICAN, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.—No lecture, more L. filled with good common sense, has ever been delivered here. LI. Such men as Dr. McClary do much good and make life seem more joyous. LII. GAZETTE, Colorado Springs.— Mr. McClary's success as a public entertainer is heightened by his power of impersonation and his facial expressions. In choice of language and aptness of illustration, he is one of the best lecturers who has been heard here. LIII. N. C. CUMBACK, Greensburg, Indiana.— He delighted our people. LIV. E. T. CRESSEY, Sioux Falls, S. D.— It gave me a great deal of pleasure and made a better man of me to hear your two lectures at Lake Madison Chautauqua. Go on diffusing your sunshine, world-wide if possible. You cannot better do your Master's business. LV. CHATHAM, CANADA.—The lecture at the Collegiate In-stitute hall by Rev. Thomas McClary was amusing and instruct¬ive, and it is safe to say there was not a person present who was not made better by his delicious presentation of wit and practical wisdom. LVI. DUNKIRK, N. Y.—Witticism of the highest order. Audience convulsed with laughter, yet the speaker clearly demonstrated that real pleasure and mirthfulness were not derived from folly and ridiculous nonsense. Eloquence, wisdom, wit and humor were happily combined in this lecture. LVII. W. H. SILCOX, Manager Popular Course, Lar. ,ing, Mich.— I wish to thank you for the magnificent lecture you delivered in my course last night. I consider it one of the most brilliant and interesting I have ever heard. The audience which greeted you was the largest in attendance in this city. LVIII. DUBOIS, PA.- We have had Wendling, Conwell, Willits, Fowler, Burdette, and a host of others, but none of them left a better impression for good than Mr. McClary has done. The good thoughts, excellent moral teachings and good, clean stories kept his audience in a roar of laughter. LIX. FRED PELHAM, Central Lyceum Bureau, Chicago.—All. the committees I have heard from report that you gave the very best of satisfaction. LX. A. W. THERMANSON, Secretary Wathena, Kans., Chau-tauqua.— Thomas McClary pleased our audiences and we wish for a return engagement next season. LXI. CONGRESSMAN W. A. REEDER, Lincoln Park Chau-tauqua, Lincoln Park, Kans.—Thomas McClary entertained his audiences exceptionally well, and at the same time gave them such thoughts as cannot fail to instruct and elevate them. LXII. TAYLOR FAWCETT, Secretary DeKalb County Chautau¬qua, Maysville, Mo.—We enjoyed you at our Chautauqua very much. We hope to have you another year. Everyone says, "Get Thomas McClary for 1902.** LXIII. KANSAS CITY TIMES—A better pleased audience has rarely applauded a lecturer in Kansas City. The lecture was characterized by bright humor, homely, sane philosophy, and optimistic sentiment. LXIV. ENTERPRISE, Bristol, N. Y.—He was extremely original and presented profound truth in a helpful manner. Not one dissenting voice is heard as to the quality of the lecture. LXV. W. L. STANGE, Moline, 111.—In these days, when people are almost entertained to death, the artist must be exceptional to create any comment. Your lecture brought forth the heartiest commendation from people who are hardest to please. We were not only entertained, but went away better than when we came* With all the discomforts of travel and the loneliness of being «> much on the go, 1 have doubted whether it was worth while, but in your case I feel you have a mission and are no doubt ful¬filling it and can give a message that is needed. LXVI. HERALD, Hagerstown, Md.—In his lecture Thomas McClary demonstrated that it was not necessary to talk nonsense to make the soul thrill with pleasure. LXVII. HERALD, Randolph, Vt.—At times he was droll, again ser¬ious, and again eloquent. It was a lecture that will long be re¬membered, and many earnest calls have already been register for a return engagement. The Register and Leader Co., Des Moines.
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