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Copyright, 1906, by Pearson Bros. 


"A man cannot with propriety speak of himself, 
except he relates simple facts ; as, 'I was at Rich- 
mond' ; or, what depends on mensuration; as, "/ 
am, six feet high': but he cannot be sure he is toise, 
or that he has any other excellence." 

—Dr. Johnson. 


" Who's Who in the Lyceum " is a set of tools, made and truly 
^ tempered, for work never yet wrought adequately. Whatever 

may be said or thought of " The Man With a Hoe," it is certain 
he is in better case than " The Man AVithout a Hoe." The crop that is yet 
to be harvested from the broad acres of the Lyceum field, will depend very 
largely upon the way these tools — here handed to the man — are handled by 
the man. 

The word Lyceum notably exemplifies and illustrates the fact 
that language grows. To-day the word includes what yesterday 
was absent; to-morrow it will include what to-day knows not. 
As to inclusions and exclusions for to-day, clearly the word Lyceum 
excludes the theater and includes the drama; it excludes whatever is specifi- 
cally and only theatric, and it includes whatever is specifically and wholly 
dramatic. It excludes whatever appeals solely to the eye or to the other 
senses — as senses; for example, all the gorgeous paraphernalia of usual per- 
ception ordinarily assumed at the Play to represent Life as it is, but whose 
very gorgeousness blinds the eye to see beneath the object to the subject, 
the word Lyceum excludes all such things of the senses; it includes whatever 
action, word or appearance reaches the soul through valid psychical appeals 
to the creative imagination. Life is dramatic, not theatric; of the essence 
and not of the form of things. Life is drama. Hence the drama finds its 
first, noblest and most complete expression, not at the Theater, but upon the 
Lyceum Platform. Here are won already, and here are yet to be doubly 
won, the greatest triumphs of the unfettered imagination. 

" Who's Who in the Lyceum " lays emphasis upon the declaration that 
whatever belongs indisputably to spiritual aesthetics — the realm of Life's most 
intimate and most significant drama — belongs to the Lyceum; whatever does 
not, belongs elsewhere. 

Clearly, too, and for the same reason, the word Lyceum excludes the 
vaudeville, the circus, the amusement in which the performer is but a per- 
former, whatever or whoever is " the whole show " ; and, in truth, it excludes 
every sort of entertainment whose roots and branches and fruit are evidently 
of the earth earthy. 


" I am merely a society entertainer, having no particular connection with 
A Letter. the so-called Lyceum movement; therefore your volume will be complete 

without my biographical data." 

Excellent. This gentleman is commendable for his perspicacity and for 
the frankness of his avowal as well as for the exactness of his identification 
of the Lyceum, and of — himself. 

In the present work the word Lyceum includes particularly all Univer- 
sity Extension Lectureships, with all scientific, aesthetic, literary, educational 
and similar Lectureships, with interpretative Lecture-Recitals, together with 
Symphonic or even Solo Concerts, Readings, Dramatic Monologues, 
Dramatic Recitals of entire Dramas, and similar entertainments aiming at 
ends strictly aesthetic, artistic and moral. 

* * -jt 

As to eligibility to a place in " Who's Who in the Lyceum," 

^.,. ., .,., in instances where there is any doubt — as to this man or as 

Eligibility. , ,..,.,.., .11 1 . 1 

to that woman — eligibility is determined, though not exclu- 
sively, by satisfactory answers to three principal questions : 

(a) Is the candidate pursuing Lyceum work as an artistic vocation, or 
merely as a negligible avocation? 

(b) On the average, how many engagements does he fill annually? 

(c) What is the nature, and, to some indicative extent, what is the ideal 
of his work? 

At times this last standard brings us perilously near to the necessities 
of exercising judicial functions, notwithstanding " Who's Who " is a 
" record, not an estimate," a census of individuals rather than an appreciation 
of persons. Still, no injustice is done to an}'^, since all are brought alike to the 

same standards. 

* * * 

The task of determining these standards, both as to their 
J^^^ ^^^^ A A number and as to their significance, has been exceedingly 

difiicult, while the rigid application of them has been occa- 
sionally well-nigh impracticable. 

Probably some persons are included in the published list whom some 
would not admit. But where liberality has seemed a virtue of necessity, the 
interpretation of these standards has been liberal, particularly in instances 
where, evidently, genius is at once young, vigorous and crescent. 

Let the brilliant luminaries of the Lyceum heavens never forget that all 
the light of the nightly firmament radiates not from the fixed stars alone. 


" Who's Who in the Lyceum " is neither a Dun nor a 
es ric e cope gp^jg^j-eet. It is not a clearing house for decayed or de- 
of this Work. . . . t, • . ^ -r. j j -n • JJ 

caymg talent or bureaus. It is not a Jb ads and -b ancies, 

nor yet a " Dictionary of Biography." Manifestly there is herein no place 
for the exploitation of expert verdicts, or of popular verdicts, good, bad or 
indifferent. No lecturer is alike good, bad or indifferent in all places and at 
all times. Some of the times and many of the places are themselves also 
g. b. and i. ; sometimes I. 

Some workers have their work in their hearts, and some have their 
hearts in their work, and some show the marks of both estates co-ordinate. 
But, as to who these are, this work was made to make no sign. This work 
doesn't know. It might be desirable — certainly it must be desirable — for a 
committee to know, in advance of the Bureau's paternal suggestions, whether 
So-and-So, "elocutionist," is first of all a genuine woman, with a real, a 
warm, a living soul within her, and next is also capable — capable of work- 
ing the miracles of interpretation, yea, of artistic and of aesthetic creation, or 
whether, in the last analysis she is to be gibbeted as only a frivolous mixture 
of millinery and Delsarte. And whether So-and-So, lecturer, is artist or only 
artisan; whether with him lecturing is an aesthetic art, or merely a piece of 
stark commercial handcraft; whether, for intellectual stimulus, for artistic 
inspiration, for ethical suggestiveness, and for general healthful impressive- 
ness, said So-and-So is clearly ratable at the ^ power, or only at the °- S- power. 
But on these points, and on all similar points, this work knows naught. 

Any adverse criticisms of this work's incompleteness, of its color- 
Caveat, lessness, of its character as mere chronicle, of the brevity and con- 
densed quality of its sketches, are vanquished easily by a fair pre- 
sentation of its aim, its scope and its utilities. Indeed, all such criticisms are 
routed with a single sentence : " This work is a Who's Who, not a What's 


* * * 

Since authority ever rests on truth, and truth never rests on 
__ , . authority, this work has been made first of all and last of 

Authoritative ^^^' true. If, in the nature of the case, it must be inade- 
quate, and incomplete, still it is true, accurate, and there- 
fore trustworthy. Time, money and sleepless care, without stint, have been 
expended to secure accuracy in every statement. In all instances where a 


published record for any reason challenged attention, by verifying the facts 
we have avoided perpetuating a clerical error, or repeating some one's origi- 
nal blunder. 

As a matter of fact, no sketch is published against consent, or without 
consent, and with but few exceptions each sketch has received the O. K. of 

the subject himself. 

* * * 

. To Talent this work is an introduction to " men of like paa- 

... ,„ , sions." Each artist will now be able to cultivate still further 
this Work. 

his own acquired, if not achieved modesty by a contemplation 

of others'. Each artist's claims will take on a fresh significance as he notes 

what others like himself are doing. It is a real comfort to any one to know 

that on the shores of any great enterprise he is not — alone. 

To Bureau Managers it furnishes reliable data — data of an intimate 
quality; data such as would cost the individual Bureaus time, toil and money 
beyond their thought. ISTow, and for the first time, they may learn what 
other Bureaus are doing, or are trying to do. 

To Committees it is indeed a boon. It widens their scope of observa- 
tion; it shows planets, suns, fixed stars, and even nebulae, in the heavens 
above, or on the horizon, that the * * * * Bureau's telescope never 

It is true that the information published — regarding some stars — is a 
trifle nebulous, but that fact is itself revelatory to the eye of the astute 

It is also true this information is never intimate; in the scope of this 
work it could not be intimate ; yet is it sufficient to indicate to any Committee 
the direction in which such information may be sought wisely. 

To Editors, Librarians, Educators, Statesmen, Officials of the Public 
Service, and to others, this work affords utilities of immediate value. More- 
over, it will even create utilities not yet discerned, precisely as demand 
creates supply and supply creates demand. 

* * * 

The business side of " Who's Who in the Lyceum " — as a 

venture in publication — merits a brief paragraph. Without 

other solicitation than that couched in the bare terms of 

announcement, the de luxe edition has b&en over-subscribed, and the general 

edition about fully subscribed, in advance of publication. 


This result is gratifying to publishers and to the Editor, not more on 
business grounds than on the consideration that a discerning Lyceum Public 
Opinion has thus already passed favorable judgment upon the enterprise. 

In the compilation of this work the inevitable tedium of routine 
Curios. correspondence has been relieved at times by letters bearing sug- 
gestive comments, or containing caustic criticisms, or else revealing 
the essential humor of situations the writers never saw. 

One gentleman, a distinguished prelate of a great church — his sketch 
is found herein — declares his opinion on a certain matter thus : " The Lec- 
ture platform ought to stand for a message and not for a sing-song repetition 
of the only effort of which a man has been capable." 

Talent will do themselves justice, if not more, by writing this gentleman, 
quoting " let the galled jade wince," and adding ( ?) — the rest of the 

Another writer says, with charming naivete : " My work has made me, 
and not any Bureau." 

Through the mists of ambiguity that cloud this sentence one can dimly 
discern the intention of the writer. Doubtless such as he are famous, not 
because they are on the platform, nor yet because the platform is on them, 
but the platform is famous because they are on it, or, in spite of it. 

But the Kohinoor in this cabinet of Curios remains to outshine these 
other gems. To what a distance the malefic influence of " Fads and 
Fancies " has already traveled may be read between two lines of another 
letter. True, this letter was written by one, it must be confessed, the absence 
of whose name does not utterly ruin the work. And yet, such is the spirit of 
the man that this letter is one whose very paper — between said two lines — 
crimps and crumples itself rattlingly, phenomenally, and as if instinctively, 
with the writer's righteous indignation at once judicial and suspicious: 
" I will never allow my name to be used for purposes of advertisement." 

Doubtless he scents a bribe ! But the spotlessness of this man's virtuous 
purpose, not to say the unspotability of this man's virtuous purpose, affords 
a white background against which the sunlight of any publicity shows black. 
Let all Talent beware. 


An inspection of the data furnished herein, whether it be casual 

Queries, or not, will suggest certain important queries. "Why are so many 

people booking their own dates without the aid of any Bureau ? Is 

it because Bureaus and Talent do not understand, or is it because they do 

understand each other? 

Again, What is the average duration of popularity in lectures as com- 
pared with entertainments ? What is the Bureau's answer ? And what the 
Committee's answer? 

Again, Why are there so few good preachers who are also equally good 
lecturers? Is it because preachers do not know the essential difference 
between the functions of a sermon and those of a lecture ? Is it because they 
think a lecture is necessarily less important and less valuable than a sermon ? 
Is it because traditional homiletics has atrophied their sense of humor ? 

Again, What are the generic characteristics of the lecture themes 
treated upon the lecture platform of to-day ? And what principles may we 
safely use in identifying the sweep of Lyceum lecture currents to-day ? 

Again, Why do so many United States Congressmen, so many States- 
men, Historians, Travelers, Scientists, Political Economists, Philosophers, 
Clergymen, all of the very first class, ascend the Lyceum platform? And 
why are there not many more of these same classes ascending the Lyceum 

platform ? 

* * * 

The great personalities who are to dominate the Lyceum 
The Future of ^^ ^^® immediate future are not talkers simply, nor persons 
the Lyceum is of culture only, nor merely people of taste, though it be 
in the Hands at once delicate, delicious, exquisite. They are more, and 
of the Great i\^qj must be more. They are moral as well as intellectual 
Personalities. giants. Manifestly, even in the midst of the commercial, 

the industrial, the political, the materialistic chaos of the 
times, these men are present as brooding spirits, gifted out of infinity and 
hence out of eternity; gifted with architectonic capabilities and skill. 

These men are gifted with the reformative potencies of philanthropy, 
noble, altruistic, self-effacing, self -sacrificial. But far beyond this these men 
are gifted with that vaster dynamic^ — the preformative genius of creative- 
ness; they do things, and they do new things; they are workers, and they 
work all sorts of righteousness; they are genuine poets, weaving and working 
life's words into psalms and paeans, fitting every tongue; they are creators — 


creators of a new cosmos, ideal, yet coming down out of the heavens of truth, 
first into the vision, next into the ambition, and then into the enthralled 
affection of mankind. 

These men are creators, listening to whom all auditors feel supremely 
that the fires of artistic passion, the nice discernments of aesthetic wisdom, 
and the mighty sanctions of ethics exist in these creators plenarily, forma- 
tively and co-ordinately. These men are creators; they actually create new 
intellectual, aesthetic and even ethical situations in the imagination of their 
auditors; they take little words, and big, and into these they breathe the 
breath of all kinds of life, and thus are able to restate Life in newly-created 
forms and in newly-ordered scopes; and then these same creators, these who 
thus have re-stated Life, are able, with equal ease, to interpret this their own 
divine exegesis of Life, in forms of truth, in lives of beauty, and in the saving 
terms of righteousness. To these creators, these great personalities, the 
Lyceum calls to-day. To all others the Lyceum is dumb, yea, and makes no 

A IBmf Iii0t0rg of ti^t Hyrrmn. 




The Ljceum field has no mean acreage. Its plateaus and its vales 
etretch far beyond the vision. Yet, in any general survey thereof, and from 
any point of view, certain mountain peaks arrest the eye and dominate the 

Trustworthy data, recently gathered, show that the number of estab- 
lished Lyceum lecture courses in the United States — courses in which one 
ticket is sold for the entire season, courses which now are regularly held from 
year to year — cannot be far from six thousand. This statement relates to 
courses of Lyceum lectureships alone, and takes no cognizance of the num- 
berless single lectures, concerts, artistic and aesthetic entertainments, provided 
by local enterprise or by Lyceum bureaus. 


In scrutinizing the details of this general survey, the free public lecture- 
ships, provided on permanent foundations, — like the Lowell Institute Courses 
in Boston, or the Peabody Institute Courses in Baltimore, — must be particu- 
larly noted. These lectureships are rapidly increasing in number in every 
part of the land, and are constantly increasing in their efficient ministry to 
our national intellectual vigor. Moreover, by their strictly formal character 
and by their profound philosophic and inspirational quality, they attract as 
their clientele the very elite of local culture. 


Lectureships maintained under legislative authority, and at public 
expense, by Boai'ds of Education — as in New York City and State — for the 
propagation of useful information in the practical arts of domestic life, for the 
instruction of the public in the proper arts of sanitation, and of medical and 
surgical assistance in emergencies, and for the publication, exploitation and 
illustration of current scientific discoveries and inventions — these must be 
noted also. 



The summer sessions held each year under the auspices of our foremost 
Universities, and as a constituent section of their curriculum, Universities 
whose principal professors are retained as lecturers, and in which sessions all 
sorts of technical, sociologic, pedagogic, scientific and philosophic themes 
are presented luminously to thousands of secular school teachers, scholars, 
investigators and literati, must be noted also. 

The University Extension Lecture Courses, covering almost every con- 
ceivable subject of human interest, whether to scholars or to students, and 
constantly increasing in number, in efficiency and in prophetic significance, — 
these must be noted also. 

And next, there is the rapidly-multiplying host of Y. M. C. A. public 
lectureships, and of institutional church lectureships, covering technical 
instruction and inspiration in the trades, in the arts and in the industrial crafts. 
These, appealing principally to men, and in the out-of-busiaess hours, and 
though admittedly but a by-aim of the ethical and religious propaganda of 
institutional Christianity, nevertheless afford first-class lectureships in the 
creative arts and in the commercial and the industrial utilities. 


Next we note the multitudinous evening lectureships which, though 
appealing forcibly only to special classes of students, are yet also open to the 
general public, lectureships provided through civic enterprise and forecast, 
by manual training schools, institutes of technology and city high schools, 
euch as the Mechanic Arts High School of Boston. 

We note, also, the lectureships — restrictedly secular in the character 
of their instruction, and largely technical both in form and in spirit — con- 
ducted by the trade and guild schools and by schools of technique principally 
for their own cKents, yet open to the public without charge. Such lecture- 
ships bring the enthusiasms as well as the incitements of education to thou- 
sands of citizens already mentally virile and alert. 


The summer Assemblies — increasing at a most remarkable rate — ^with 
their free public platform, the freest in America, the most untrammeled, free 
for the announcement of the latest discoveries of fact in science, or in litera- 
ture, or in art, free for the heralding of the grandest ideals in human thought, 


these Assemblies, with their schools and guilds and solidarities and incessant 
lectureships, these must be noted also. 

The winter Assemblies, held for a single week in our largest churches, 
offering lectures of the highest order, three times each day, drawing talent 
from our greatest universities, seminaries and pulpits — these must be noted 

women's clubs. 

Literature and art lectureships conducted by women's clubs, by artists' 
clubs, and by schools of aesthetic culture, and furnishing both to their own 
intelligent and ambitious clientele and to the general public as well, the rudi- 
ments and the inspirations of artistic education, if not artistic life itself, — these 
also stand out clearly and nobly before the eye. 

Between one and two thousand persons gain a livelihood upon the plat- 
form, while the number of those who devote only a part of their time to the 
platform cannot be fewer than three or four thousand. It seems hardly possi- 
ble that this great business of to-day is but the outgrowth of a dream of yester- 
day. But so it is. Along in the first quarter of the century just closed, educa- 
tion, always a fad of the Americans, suddenly became a hobby. All sorts of 
societies were organized over night, societies for the diffusion of useful knowl- 
edge, mercantile associations, teachers' seminaries, literary institutes, book 
clubs, societies of education — every sort of society whose name sounded 
learned and educational. Some of them lasted only until the members could 
invent for them a baptismal name, and then quietly died. Few of them out- 
lived the first ten years. Among this multitude was one insignificant little 
institution, established in November, 1826, as is recorded in the " American 
Journal of Education," by some forty or fifty farmers and mechanics of the 
little town of Millbury, Mass. There was nothing surprising in their form- 
ing an association. Organization was in the very air. Any town that wanted 
to be at all up to date had to organize something educational — two or three 
of them, if the town were large enough. So these Millbury farmers and 
mechanics formed themselves into " The Millbury Branch, JSTo. 1, of the 
American Lyceum." " The American Lyceum," now an established fact 
and a household word in many a town, then only a dream — the dream of 
Josiali Holbrook, of Derby, Conn. 

This historic character merits at least a paragraph. Josiah Holbrook 
was what an irreverent generation might call " a stone agent." A firm believer 


in tlie efficacy of natural science studies as a panacea for the cure of all sorts 
of educ-ational ills, already, in 1826, he had spent several years traveling 
about Massachusetts and Connecticut, lecturing on geology and mineralogy, 
and urging every town to form its own. little cabinets of specimens, and to 
study far more, not only these, but all the natural sciences. Wandering min- 
strels and traveling preachers there had been before, but never, we think, a 
peripatetic lecturer on the natural sciences. He was the first of this race ; if 
not the first, at least the most genetic. Moreover, to him more than to any- 
one else do we owe the introduction of the natural sciences into our public 
school curriculums, as subjects for regular study. But his greatest title to 
remembrance is that he dreamed of an " American Lyceum," worked with all 
his strength to make that dream reality, and in truth laid the foundation for 
the great Lyceum system of to-day. 


Now, what was this American Lyceum to be, as seen in Josiah Hol- 
brook's dream? A means of popular education, of self -culture and of commun- 
ity instruction such as should make the wilderness of uncultivated mind blos- 
som as the rose. Mr. Holbrook's plans, as outlined in Barnard's " Journal 
of Education," early in 1826, required that every town should have its own 
Lyceum, with library, collections of specimens in natural history, cabinets of 
mineralogical treasures, courses of lectures given by the members, the mem- 
bers themselves grouped in sections for the study of science, history and 
art. Delegates from the Town Lyceums were to form the County Lyceums, 
and from these, in turn, would be made up the State Lyceums, while the 
ISTational American Lyceum was to be composed of delegates from all the 
State societies. Here is a scheme sufficiently large and far reaching, it would 
seem, to fill the ambition of the man who devised it, and whose life was 
devoted to its historic unfolding. Yet it was not. If Josiah Holbrook had 
lived to-day, probably he might have been tempted to organize an educational 
trust, or to corner the market in professors. As it was, he planned a World 
Lyceum, of which Chancellor Brougham, of England, should be president, 
and which should have fifty-two vice-presidents, men distinguished in science 
and in philanthropy, men chosen from every country in the world. And this, 
almost before the Millbury Lyceum, " Branch JSTo. 1," was fully organized. 

However, we must not give Josiah Holbrook credit for an imagination 
too vivid and strenuous. The word " Lyceum " he bori'owed from the spot 


where Aristotle used to lecture to the vouth of Greece, while various details 
of his system were probably adapted from other sources. For instance, Frank- 
lin's Junto may have given him the idea of mutual instruction, and the Paris 
Lyceum, where Monsieur de la Harpe lectured daily from 1786 to 1794, is 
a possible source of his plan for instruction by series of lectures. The Paris 
Conservatory of Arts and Trades, founded in 1796, and the Mechanics' Insti- 
tutes of England, which increased in number from one in 1823 to seven 
hundred in 1860, probably added somewhat to the form of Holbrook's grand 
scheme. But the system was his own. These other efforts at popular adult 
education were all comparatively small and insignificant; his was perhaps the 
most comprehensive system ever originated, without exception, 

" The Millbury Branch, 'No. 1, of the American Lyceum " was the first 
fruit of Holbrook's toil, lecturing, wi*iting, distributing circulars, and travel. 
But Millbury happened to be only a little ahead of its neighbors. Twelve 
or fifteen nearby villages promptly followed its example, and early in 1827 
Worcester County, Mass., could boast of having the first County Lyceum. 

The Lyceum germ having now found a most fertile soil, it might have 
been safely left to grow and multiply without further solicitude on the part 
of Mr. Holbrook. But he never relaxed his efforts. Up and down and 
criss-cross he went, through Massachusetts and Connecticut, always talking 
Lyceum, and personally organizing hundreds of societies. In 1828 nearly a 
hundi'ed branches of the " American Lyceum " had been formed, and by 
the end of 1829 there were societies in nearly every State in the Union. 
Two years later their numbers were approaching a thousand, and in 1834, 
the high water mark was reached, at which time nearly three thousand town 
Lyceums were scattered throughout the United States, from Boston to Detroit 
and from Maine to Florida. The greatest interest was shown in JSTew Eng- 
land and the South, where everyone who could stoop or talk was picking up 
stones for the Lyceum cabinet or working up lectures for the benefit of his 


County Lyceums were formed almost as quickly, Massachusetts being 
so dissatisfied -with its record of seventy-eight town and three county Lyceums 
in 1829, that it even appointed a State Board to promote the county organ- 
izations and thus to hasten the arrival of a State society. This Board did its 
work so well that early in 1831 the State organized its longed-for Lyceum. 


But it was not the first in point of time. Though by only six weeks, yet 
for once IS^ew York had beaten New England in the educational race, while 
Florida, a State of twelve years' standing, was but little behind. Others 
followed rapidly, and on May 4th, 1831, New York City received the conven- 
tion for the formation of an American Lyceum. One thousand town Lyceums 
were represented by twenty-three delegates, and in a meeting enthusiastic 
to the last degree, the American Lyceum was triumphantly organized " for 
ever and ever," declaring its object to be " the advancement of education, 
especially in the common schools, and the general diffusion of knowledge." 
A splendid program, indeed; the pity of it is that the association had so short 
a life in which to carry it out. For eight years meetings were held annually 
in ISTew York, the number of delegates varying from sixty to a hundred, 
according to the state of ways, wind and weather, three of the most important 
items to be considered by any convention in those days. Unfortunately, the 
meetings were all held in the spring, when mud was the deepest and rain the 
heaviest, so that, although at least eight States — Xew York, Maine, MassH- 
chusetts, Illinois, jSTew Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Florida — 
formed State Lyceums, there was never a meeting at which all the eight were 
represented. In November, 1839, a National Convention was called. This 
was attended by more delegates than had gathered at any previous meeting; 
it was even more enthusiastic; it offered suggestions for almost every branch 
of education; it adjourned full of plans for the future, — and never met 
again. Thus died the American Lyceum Union, and no historic lantern 
throws light on the cause of its sudden exit. But its eight years of life had 
been worth while in eveiy way. It forwarded education in Cuba, Venezuela 
and Mexico; it gave our common school system an impetus toward better 
things which has never been lost, and it left behind many educational, literary 
and lecture associations founded through its influence, some of which are still 
in existence, and all of which have left their influence on the educational life 
of the country. 

The town Lyceums, also, were left, and these carried on their work, each 
in its own manner, some for a year, some for twenty, thirty or fifty. The 
purpose of all was well enough expressed in the constitution of the society 
in New Bedford, Mass. " The objects of this Lyceum are the improvement 
of its members in useful knowledge, and the advancement of popular educa- 
tion." As to the fee for membership, let us turn again for information to 
the same constitution, which probably differed little from any other, and 



which states that " one animal fee shall be two dollars, but the sum of thirtv 
dollars paid at any time will entitle a person, his heirs and assigns, to one 
membership forever." It is not recorded how many persons availed them- 
selves of the privileges so generously offered in this latter clause. 

A list of the towns in which these Lyceums were established might be 
interesting, but such a list is not kno^vn to exist. More, however, seem to 
have been in Massachusetts than in any other State. New Bedford, Mill- 
bury, Concord, Salem, Cambridge, Littleton, Beverly, Worcester, Harvard, 
Topsfield, Charlestown and Boston, of which last Daniel Webster was presi- 
dent for several years, these are a few of the many organized in that State. 
In the other States, even the names of the towns seem lost. Andover, IST. H., 
had a Lyceum, and so did Detroit, Mich., while Windham County, Conn., 
was the second (Worcester, Mass., being the first) to form a county Lyceum. 
We know that the idea was taken up with spirit throughout the South, par- 
ticularly in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. But nowhere do the 
Lyceums seem to have lived so long or to have left so deep an impression as in 
Massachusetts. Consequently, the history of the Lyceum is its history in 
Massachusetts, at least from 1825 to 1890. 


But, whether their existence was long or short, the central idea of all 
the three thousand Lyceums of 1834 was that of self-instruction and mutual 
education. The means by which they set about attaining this end were 
various, consisting of lectures, debates, essays, conversation, or a mixture 
of all, though in most cases the meetings varied only between lectures and 
debates. However, everything educational was grist for their mills, and it 
is recorded that in the town of Concord, when once a storm kept away the 
lecturer of the evening, the chairman read Governor Morton's message aloud, 
from beginning to end. It may well be said that our ancestors were of 
sterner stuff than we. These meetings were held weekly. How did the com- 
mittee manage to secure such a continuous performance of lecturers and 
debaters? By means of home talent. For the first ten years of the system 
there was almost no interchange of lecturers. Every man spoke in his home 
town only, and spoke whenever requested, upon whatever subject he knew 
best. But if the membership fee was only about two dollars, how did the 
societies manage to pay all these scores of lecturers? Ah, here the modest 
beauty of the system makes us moderns blush! Until about 1840 home talent 


received no fee except the applause of fellow-citizens; and as lecturers from 
outside, if any ever came, received only traveling expenses, the main source 
of outlay was the lighting of the hall. Thus, in an " Historical Sketch of the 
Salem Lyceum," we learn that from 1830 to 1845 native Salemites delivered 
127 of all the lectures given in that town, while during the next forty years 
only forty were given by home talent. According to the same good author- 
ity, it would seem that the town of Salem was either exceedingly extravagant, 
or else much more well-to-do than its neighbors. For, after 1836, the towns- 
people were paid, and, more than that, were paid twenty dollars for an address. 
It was Salem, too, which about this time gave the first hundi'ed-dollar fee 
ever received by any lecturer, Daniel Webster being the honored recipient 
of this unheard-of honorarium. The contrast between Salem and the neigh- 
boring towns in this respect is shown by the fact that in 1841 a particularly 
bright and shining star was offered ten dollars in addition to his expenses 
as a special inducement to lecture in Concord. We may suppose that he 
accepted with alacrity, but it was some time before the thrifty folks of 
Concord could forgive the wasteful extravagance of their committee. Why 
should they have offered ten dollars, wlien five would probably have done 
as well? 


Up to a certain point the history of all the Lyceums is the same; first, 
home talent only; then a few speakers from nearby towns, just for variety's 
sake; then imported lecturers almost entirely — if the Lyceum organization 
lasted long enough. Comparatively few of them did reach this third stage. 
They passed out of existence very rapidly during the late thirties and the ten 
or fifteen years following- and their little libraries and collections of geolog- 
ical, mineralogical or natural history specimens were scattered, or went to 
build up other institutions. The Lyceum village of Berea, O., which Mr. 
Holbrook established in 1837, and which he fondly hoped would be the first 
of a series stretching across the continent, failed within ten years. By 1880 
not one in thirty of the old Lyceums remained; now there are but two, 
historic Concord, and Salem. In these the Lyceum is a li^dng force to-day, 
no less than in Ottawa, Kan., or in Elkhart, Ind., and the history of either 
for the past seventy-five years is such as would gladden the heart of Josiah 
Holbrook himself; it is the story of an undying devotion to all that is best 
and noblest in popular education. 

It may be worth while to come a little closer to these two typical and 


Listoric Lyceums that we may learn in what respects they differ from their 
younger brethren, and in what particular qualities we may find the secret of 
their survival. 

The Concord Lyceum was founded by Mr. Holbrook himself on the 7th 
of Januaiy, 1829, II we may believe the address made by C. H. Walcott 
at the celebration of its fiftieth anniversary, there were fifty-seven charter 
members, although that number was soon greatly increased. Each member 
might bring his family and two ladies, while, as a special privilege, widows, 
mth their children, were admitted without charge. Probably it was assumed, 
if not figured, that widows and children would not carry away enough wis- 
dom to rob any one else who might benefit by it. I'he first lecturer, oddly 
enough, in those days of home talent, lived at least six miles away, in the 
neighboring town of Waltham. His address bore the familiar title of " Pop- 
ular Superstitions," but, as nothing remains to us except the • name, it is 
impossible to judge of the lecture itself, either as to its scope or as to its lit- 
erary quality. In the course of the next half century the little town 
of two thousand inhabitants indulged itself in 784 lectures, 105 debates 
and 14 concerts, these last being given after 1870. JSTot all the lectures 
were given by residents of the town, although, with citizens Ralph 
Waldo Emerson and Henry D. Thoreau as a beginning, it hardly seems that 
the town would need to call in outside aid very often. As a matter of 
fact, Emerson gave ninety-eight of these lectures, and Thoreau, who was 
secretary of the Lyceum in 1840, nineteen, — all without pay, as befitted loyal 
towTismen. These alone were enough to insure the success of the Lyceum 
in Concord; but when in addition we see upon its list of lecturers for that 
first fifty years such men as Henry Ward Beecher, Stan* King, Edward 
Everett Hale, Theodore Parker, Horace Greeley, Louis Agassiz, Oliver W. 
Holmes, James Hussell Lowell, Charles A. Dana, Edwin Whipple, James 
T. Fields, Wendell Phillips and George W. Curtis, and these not once only, 
but repeatedly, we can no longer wonder at the continued success of tho 
Concord Lyceum. The town is noted, also, as the first to include music in 
its Lyceum courses. This was in the winter of 1830-31. Possibly there was 
no way to avoid it, as said music was furnished by the Concord Band, which 
occasionally volunteered its services, — whenever it had learned a new piece, 
probably. In addition to the music, the strenuous Concordites had a course 
of twelve debates and thirty lectures. 'No wonder that a committee varying 
in number from three to six had to be appointed annually " to regulate the 


behavior of the boys." Lecture committees of to-day might take a hint hero 
from old Concord. For a number of years only members of the Lyceum and 
the inevitable " widows, with their families," were allowed to attend. Then, 
as great lecturers came from outside, whom non-members desired to hear, the 
ticket system began to be adopted, and finally it supplanted the old system. 

There are no records to show that the Concord Lyceum ever made any 
collection worthy of the name. It seems to have devoted itself almost 
entirely to lectures and debates, and is now similar in almost every par- 
ticular to any other enterprising modern Lyceum. But the Salem Society, 
now known as the Essex Institute, from the incorporation into itself of several 
other bodies, historical or scientific, has retained, unchanged, the spirit with 
which it was founded early in 1830. There are, and there have been from 
the first, a library, and a museum of natural history, while the Institute is 
divided into four departments, historical, natural history, horticultural and 
fine arts, and tAvo free lecture courses, with exhibitions and publications, aid 
the members in their study. Josiah Holbrook's idea in its perfected form 
exists to-day in the Salem Institute, and nowhere else. 

One other institution there is, however, which should venerate the name 
of Holbrook, and that is the Lowell course of free lectures, of Boston, later 
called the Lowell Institute, which owes its foundation in 1832 by John 
Lowell, a cousin of the poet, to the influence of Josiah Holbrook. This Insti- 
tute, according to Dr. Edward Everett Hale, was simply the culmination of 
the various courses already existing in Boston, and which he declares to have 
been conducted almost exactly on the plan of the present-day University 
Extension lectures, — except for two important things: there was less to pay 
and more to hear. The prices varied from fifty cents to two dollars a course, 
while the lectures might number anywhere from ten to fifteen. In " A New 
England Boyhood," Dr. Hale mentions as among these lecturers of the early 
thirties Dr. Jacob Bigelow, giving courses on botany; Henry "Ware, on Pal- 
estine, and Edward Everett, on Greek antiquities. 


According to " James Russell Lowell and His Friends," also by Dr. 
Hale, there were in Boston alone, towards the end of the same decade, public 
courses given by at least five organizations: the Boston Lyceum, the Society 
for Diffusing Useful Knowledge, the Mercantile Library Association, the 
Mechanics' Association and the Historical Society. It was by lectures before 


these bodies, says Dr. Hale, that James Russell Lowell first gained a local 
reputation and a name, while still a boj scarcely out of college and not yet 
even of age. He was feeling around for his place in the world, and it was 
not long before his temperance lectures and afterwards those on anti-slavery 
had given him a reputation which made him one of the most popular lecturers 
up to the time of the Civil War. It was probably in the early part of his 
career that he wrote to the Andover Lyceum, asking if they would give " so 
much as five dollars " for a lecture. This letter, we are told, is still in 
existence, but, unfortunately for those who would like to know whether or not 
he got the job, the answer is not. It is to be hoped, however, that the 
Andover committee seized upon the chance. 

It must have been some years later tliat Lowell's brilliant contemporary, 
Starr King, perpetrated that now well-worn Lyceum chestnut, " F A M E. — 
Fifty And My Expenses," when asked for what he lectured. It was Starr 
King, also, who was first responsible for the saying that to be truly popular 
a Lyceum lecture should be made up of five parts of sense and five of non- 


Mr. King was among the earliest professional lecturers, and yet by no 
means the first. The five years of the greatest development of the old 
Lyceum, from 1835 to 1840, marked the arrival of the professional lecturer 
as well as the beginning of the end for the system which made him not only 
possible, but necessary. And it is to Emerson that we must give the credit 
of discovering this new profession. Time, Horace Mann lectured every week- 
day night for eleven years, 1837 to 1848; but these were the years of his 
secretaryship for the Massachusetts Board of Education, and the lecturing 
was considered by him only a part of his duty, says Thomas Wentworth Hig- 
ginson. But Emerson lectured ninety-eight times in Concord and twenty 
successive years in Salem. Higginson tells us that when he was manager of 
the Newburyport lecture course, in 1847, he received the strictest directions 
to include Emerson, no matter who else was on the course, and to pay him 
twenty dollars, while no one other speaker was to receive more than fifteen. 
Moreover, Emerson felt so confident of his position that some time in the 
forties he wrote a letter to the Waltham committee, stating that he would 
" come for the five dollars offered, but must have in addition four quarts of 
oats for his horse." (We are glad to say that he received the provender, 
though only after much discussion.) Yes, Emerson was the first professional 


lecturer, and it has been said of liim, not only that he created that profession, 
but that he gave the Lyceum of this country its form and character. Almost 
everything he wrote after "" oSTature," say the " Old South Leaflets," was 
originally for the platform. " My pulpit is the Lyceum platform," he once 
said, and his devotion to it during the five-dollar days was well rewarded when 
in his later years he received from $150 to $500 for a single lecture. 

But Emerson did not long hold the platform alone as a professional 
lecturer. John B. Gough began lecturing in 1842, and Wendell Phillips 
three years later. In this same year of 1845, by the way. Dr. A. A. Willits, 
now well named the Dean of the American Platform, delivered his first lec- 
ture, in Philadelphia, on the subject of " The Model Wife." It may be inter- 
esting to know that this lecture, though sixty-one years of age, is still in Dr. 
Willits' s repertoire, and is still available. 


Others rapidly followed, — George William Curtis, E. P. ^Hiipple, 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Bayard Taylor, and then, as the spirit of reform and 
agitation swept over the country, the platform became one of the strongest 
and most effective brooms used in the sweeping. Every well-known lecturer 
was a reformer, and a reformer to whom his cause was dearer than was life 
itself. Temperance, woman's suffrage and the anti-slavery movement, — < 
these were the three great causes which gave to these inspired men and women 
veritable words of flame. Lowell threw himself with enthusiasm, first into the 
cause of temperance, then of anti-slavery. Gough never swerved from the 
position he had taken in 1842 as an antagonist of drink, but Lucy Stone, Anna 
Dickinson, Wendell Phillips, George William Curtis, Henry Ward Beecher, 
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Edward H. Chapin, Charles Sumner, and many 
others who had entered the Lyceum in behalf of temperance or woman's 
rights, these, subordinating the lesser cause to the greater, as 1850 approached, 
joined William. Lloyd Garrison and Fred Douglass in denouncing and argu- 
ing against slavery and the slave-holders. 

Then came the days of hostile audiences, of hisses and catcalls, and even 
bodily assault upon the lecturer. On several occasions Garrison narrowly 
escaped injury, and it is recorded of Miss Stone that it was only her quick 
wit which saved her and her companion from an angry mob gathered to attack 
them after an anti-slavery meeting. Terrified for Miss Stone as he saw the 
hostile faces confronting them, her friend exclaimed, " What can I do to pro- 


tect you? " " Oh/' slie replied, '' this gentleman will take care of me," — at 
the same time placing her hand on the arm of one of the ringleaders. The 
man gaped in astonishment, but meekly accepted the trust. He escorted Miss 
Stone in safety through the staring mob, v»'hich was so absorbed in staring, 
by the way, that even her friend as well came off scot-free. 

But Miss Stone was at this time thoroughly accustomed both to ridicule 
and to passive and active opposition. It was in 1847, as Major Pond tells 
us in his " Eccentricities of Genius," that a Maiden (Mass.) minister thus 
announced her anti-slavery address: "I am requested by Mr. Mowey to 
announce that a hen will endeavor to crow like a cock at the Town Hall this 
afternoon. Those of you who are interested in such an exhibition will, of 
course, attend." Unfortunately, we are not told of the size of the audience 
gathered by this appeal. 

In these years the first effort of every speaker was to get an audience; 
the second, to make it friendly. All sorts of devices were used in order to 
change hostility or open indifference into eager, wann-hearted sympathy. 
An excellent case in point is one related of Wendell Phillips by Dr. E. E. 
Hale. Phillips was billed to lecture in a certain town, but nothing had been 
said about the address itself up to the time of his arrival. Then it appeared 
that the committee was " stuck "; half of them wanted " The Lost Arts," and 
the others an anti-slavery talk, while no one would give in. " Well," said 
Phillips, "I'll give both; ^ The Lost Arts' first, and then an anti-slavery 
speech to all who wish to stay for it." And he did. Of course, no one left the 
hall after the first lecture, and he had the sympathetic and even enthusiastic 
audience which he desired for his second. 

The war passed on, and left the reputations of these men and women 
higher than ever. Anna Dickinson had changed Vermont from a Democratic 
to a Republican State ; Mary Livermore had brought about the great Sanitary 
Commission Fairs for the benefit of the wounded soldiers; Beecher had sold 
slaves in Plymouth Church, and secured in an hour thousands of dollars for 
the freedmen. 'Not one of the great agitators but was overwhelmed with 
laurels won before and during the war. Here was material ready to hand 
from which to reconstruct the lecture system, which had been well-nigh 
destroyed during the five years' struggle. And it was reconstructed. At 
least there were many lectures given. But for several years there was no 
system about it. Only too often did a committee inform a lecturer that it 
would " try to pay " the fee named. He would come, lecture with all his 


might, and then would receive the proceeds of a collection, which rarely even 
paid expenses. The definitely-stated fees were quite as surprising in their 
nature and amount. Beecher was one day paid with twelve bushels of pota- 
toes, and in Andover, N, H., Gough once received a ham as his fee. 

It seems, perhaps, unworthy of our great speakers that the " filthy 
lucre " should have been of the slightest consequence to them. It must have 
been, however, as they soon began to vigorously " kick against the pricks "of 
this system, and within a year or two after the Civil War many lecturers 
absolutely refused to speak at all unless guaranteed a definite compensation. 
The collection method was evidently unsatisfactory; what system could be 
devised which would suit? 


The enterprising West took the first step toward solving the problem. 
In this supposedly raw and uncultured land there were, it appears, even at 
this time, numerous oases in the shape of literary societies. A number of 
these societies, anxious to hear the great literary and military lights of the 
East, but each unable by itself to bear the necessary expense, decided that 
in union was strength, and in 1867 organized themselves into the " Associated 
Western Literary Societies." The combination was successful from the start. 
In 1867-8, the first secretary, Mr. G. L. Torbert, of Dubuque, la., brought 
thirty-five lecturers West, as we are told by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 
and managed to give them tolerably consecutive dates among the one hun- 
dred and ten allied societies stretching from Pittsburg, Pa., to Leavenworth, 
]ian. The next year, C. S. Carter, of Michigan University, enticed even 
more speakers into the " golden West," and the societies fairly reveled in 
the learning and oratory which was showered over them. As a separate 
institution, however, the association lasted only imtil 1870, when it was 
merged into the American Literary Bureau of New York, then in its third 
vigorous year. Mr. James K. Medbury, the founder of this Bureau, did not 
long enjoy a monopoly of the big new field just opened for cultivation. In 
fact, the year 1868 marked not only the establishment of his o^vn Bureau, 
but also that of its rival, the Boston Lyceum Bureau (now Redpath) by 
James Redpath. Benjamin Webb Williams followed in 1869 with the 
Williams Lecture and Musical Bureau, and the day of helter-skelter lectur- 
ing had passed forever. The object of all three of these pioneer Bureaus 
was the same, — to systematize the lecture business, and do away with ham 


and potatoes as lecture fees. And the lecturers, at least, were willing to be 
systematized. Business poured in upon the Bureaus, — more business than 
they could well manage in those days, when stenography and typewriters 
were unknown. There were still giants in those days, and the list of names 
on the first Bureau announcement ever issued sounds very much like a hasty 
review of the greatest men of the century, — Bronson Alcott, Ralph Waldo 
Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, Wendell Phillips, Charles Sumner, Henry 
Wilson (Senator from Massachusetts), George William Curtis, John B. 
Gough, General Swift (of Massachusetts), Horace Greeley, Russell H. Conwell 
and Fred Douglass. Twelves names, hardly one of which is not recalled with 
love and admiration to-day, although, with one exception, that of Russell 
Conwell, belonging to a past generation; and there were other lecturers, as 
good or nearly so. Those were palmy days for the Lyceum, the palmiest it 
had known, for, if the array of talent was the most remarkable in the history 
of the institution, the prices paid for it were equally remarkable. Before 
1850 there had been but few recorded instances of fees of over fifty dollars, 
"while Daniel Webster's occasional compensation of a hundred must have 
seemed like a dream to him, — and probably a nightmare to others. But now, 
in the early seventies, money was dirt cheap, and the prices paid were fabu- 
lous. From Major Pond's " Eccentricities of Genius " we learn that Mark 
Twain, then just beginning to lecture, received $300 a night, which doesn't 
seem at all bad for a beginner. Beecher received five hundred dollars ordin- 
arily, although in 18Y2 he received from the Redpath Bureau the first thou- 
sand-dollar fee ever paid to any lecturer. ISTo, the Bureau lost nothing; on 
the contrary, it gained double the amount paid Mr. Beecher. Few lecturers 
could come up to this standard. P. T. Bamum, as an unreformed circus- 
man, and Robert Collyer, the blacksmith-preacher, received two hundred 
each, and Anna Dickinson anywhere from one hundred and fifty dollars to 
twice that sum. Gough, whose earliest lectures, given in 1842, brought 
'him less than a dollar each, and w^hose first settled fee was eight dollars, 
according to Benjamin Webb Williams, who paid it to him, now received 
from three hundred to five hundred dollars a night for his wonderful temper- 
ance addresses. These were ordinary compensations for the kings of the plat- 
form. As for those of coarser clay, it would seem, from an old circular of the 
American Literary Bureau, that they would accept one hundred dollars if they 
could get it. Unfortunately for them, however, most of their fees were ar- 
ranged on the sliding scale, — "from one hundred dollars to twenty-five 
dollars," for instance, was by no means an uncommon quotation, on this 


circular, at least, — and it is to be wondered how often the recompense did 
elide to the top. These home-made lecturers would probably not have objected 
to a high tariff on the foreign product when the Williams Bureau imported 
Archdeacon Farrar and paid him $2,150 for two lectures. But Major Pond 
far surpassed this record when he gave Henry M. Stanley, just returned from 
the depths of Africa and the Pygmy forest, the sum of $100,000 for one hun- 
dred lectures. The gross receipts for Stanley's first lecture, it may be men- 
tioned, were $17,800. 


But this was all too good to last, and about 1875 the Lyceum began to 
show signs of weakness. The field was constantly growing, and there were 
not enough lecturers to go around. Several of the veteran lecturers were 
dead, and in their zeal to book those that were well known, the Bureaus had 
failed to train up younger men to take their places. The difference between 
demand and supply was too great for comfort, and the Bureau managers 
turned to music as the one thing which might prop up their tottering courses. 
" "Were there no readers in those days? " you may ask. Yes, there were a 
few, notably Mrs. Scott Siddons, Charlotte Cushman and Helen Potter, all of 
whom drew salaries as high as those of the greatest lecturers of the time. 
Lecture courses consisted usually of ten numbers of straight talk, including 
one, possibly two, evenings of readings. But the number of readers was small, 
indeed, as compared to the large number who fill the ranks to-day, and they 
could do little to eke out the lecture courses. Music was the last recourse, 
and the Mendelssohn Quintette Club, the first concert company on any 
Bureau list, was organized by Mr. Eedpath in 1873. This was soon followed 
by the Camilla TJrso Company and the English Lyceum Opera Company. 
Then Ole Bull was secured for fifty concerts. It cost $25,000, but the 
Bureau did not begrudge the money. Other concert companies were formed, 
and introduced a new element into the Lyceum, — the advance agent, the first 
of which order was employed by the ola Boston Bureau (now the Redpath 
Lyceum Bureau, Hathaway & Pond, managers). Ten years later, in 1887-8, 
Mr. Hathaway had five men on the road. 

And here begins the modern Bureau system, of which we need say but 
little. Several Bureaus had sprung up during the seventies, notably the 
Slayton, of Chicago, and the Antrim Entertainment Bureau, of Philadelphia. 
During the next decade they came into existence over night, and now there 


are over one hundred and fifty bureaus, large and small, as compared to three 
in 1870. A half dozen of the largest of these book over 3,000 dates apiece 
each winter. Eighteen thousand lectures, readings and entertainments given 
througliout the country every winter ! And in addition there are all the other 
one hundred and forty-four Bureaus to be heard from, besides the many 
engagements which are made without any Bureau assistance. It seems as 
though the numbers must run up into the hundreds of thousands. 

And this is entirely irrespective of nearly four hundred Chautauqua 
Assemblies which now exist, of the thousands of lectures which are given 
yearly in University Extension courses, and of the other thousands which arc 
annually provided by the Boards of Education of New York and other cities 
desirous of educating their citizens beyond the narrow limits of a school-room. 
It may be, and has been, objected that these last two institutions, at least, 
are not in any way a part of the Lyceum, and it is true that both speakers and 
methods of work are apt to be somewhat dissimilar from those employed in the 
Lyceum " proper," yet in their great, central idea, the education and inspira 
tion of the people, these institutions are one with the Lyceum, and should 
be given brief space in a sketch of the latter. 

The free lecture course of ISTew York City was established, according to 
"The J^ation," in 1888, through the influence of Commissioner Miles O'Brien. 
That year two hundred lectures were given at six centers; ten years later 
there were forty-five centers and two thousand lectures, and in 1903 over 
1,200,000 people of Greater New York attended the lectures arranged by the 
Board of Education. Why are these lectures so wonderfully popular? 
Because they are absolutely democratic, and because they give the people 
what they want and are asking for in physiology, natural science, travel, his- 
tory, art, literature, social science and matters of municipal interest. New 
York's experiment has proved a success and well worthy of imitation. Within 
the last few years, in fact, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Milwaukee and 
other cities have followed in her train, and it is to be hoped that still others 
will join the grand procession. 


As for the UniA'ersity Extension movement, that was imported from 
England in 1890, by Provost Pepper, of the University of Pennsylvania. 
Uncertain how the experiment would turn out, the first course of lectures, 
a series on chemistry, was given in Roxborough, a little suburb of Philadel- 


phia. The Roxboroiighans approved, and the American Society for Uni- 
versity Extension was at once organized, on December 23d, 1890. The idea 
was eagerly seized upon, and many colleges, large and small, attempted to 
increase their influence, presenting series of lectures on various topics, — 
science, art, history, literature, etc. In nearly every case, however, as at 
Leland Stanford and the Universities of New York and California, the plan 
was soon given up entirely, simply for lack of lecturers. The American 
Society, already mentioned, and the University of Chicago, alone seem to 
Lave solved the problem, having collected each a staff of lecturers, whose 
main business it is to lecture for the University Extension. And right here 
is a good place to quote Edward Everett Hale's statement that the University 
Extension of to-day is almost exactly the Lyceum of the past. In truth, it 
bears a much stronger resemblance to the platform of old than does the 
present Lyceum. Nothing but lectures on an Extension course, the lectures 
always educational, humorous only by mistake or by accident, and usually given 
in series, — these three characteristics of the old Lyceum are reproduced 
almost exactly in University Extension. And so the old Lyceum in the guise 
of University Extension has once more taken firm root in the land. During 
the eleventh year after the work began, the Chicago and Philadelphia Associa- 
tions presented to the people very nearly one thousand lectures each, while 
the number given now is far in advance of this. As W. T. Stead has well said, 
" University Extension is the University on wheels," 


As to the Chautauqua, — well, to quote the late Sam Jones, "We are 
not religious enough to run a camp meeting, and county fairs are no longer 
popular; so we organize a Chautauqua.'' And yet the gTcat Chautauqua 
movement started in a training school for Sunday School teachers, which 
held its first meeting at Lake Chautauqua, N. Y,, August, 1874, under the 
direction of Bishop John H. Vincent and Lewis Miller, as the Chautauqua 
Sunday School Association. Designed at first only for the study of the 
Bible and of such things as would directly assist in teaching the Bible, its 
idea gradually expanded to cover general education for out-of-school people. 
Now for ten weeks each year at Chautauqua Institution, N. Y., there are, 
besides the Bible study, classes in nearly every branch of learning, kinder- 
garten, gymnasium, athletic sports, lectures, entertainments, — ^nearly every- 
thing, it would seem. And it is this Chautauqua Summer Assembly as an 


ideal which is copied in greater or less degree by all the various Chautauquas 
of the country, whether their yearly term of existence is one week or onje 
month. All have lectures, preferably instructive or inspiring, entertainments 
of the better class, Bible study, and as many others of the characteristic fear 
tures as the differences of time and place will allow. It is a school for people 
out of school. True, the instruction lasts, at most, but for a month, or two, 
but the intellectual stimulus given to reading and thought afterwards may 
uplift and inspire a whole community. 

We are told of a certain Western city which had a rather poor minister. 
However, the people were well enough satisfied with him until they founded 
a Chautauqua and developed under its stimulus. But the minister didn't, 
and it was not long before he became so unsatisfactory that he had to leave 
the town. And the mental growth in this place is only a sample of that in 
many others. 

The Chautauqua Assembly, like the Lyceum, has come to stay. Last 
summer nearly four hundred Assemblies were held, and every issue of the 
Lyceum magazines gives accounts of the incorporation of others. It may 
seem an odd thing, perhaps, that this movement is most flourishing in the 
Central West and in the South rather than in supposedly cultured New Eng- 
land. The truth is, however, that Iowa and Illinois are much more like old 
New England than New England itself is now. " Westward the course of 
Chautauquas takes its way," and last summer, while Iowa numbered perhaps 
sixty Chautauquas, Illinois forty, Indiana twenty, and Ohio twenty-five, all 
New England could not muster ten. In the South, too, the Chautauqua idea 
has found an eager acceptance, and nowhere in the Union are there more 
enterprising or better-conducted Assemblies than are scattered all through 
the territory south of Mason and Dixon's line. 

Of the Chautauqua idea President Roosevelt has said: "I know of nothing 
in the whole country which is so filled with blessing for the nation." " Except 
the Lyceum courses," he might have added, for the two go hand in hand. 
Both absolutely popular and democratic in their origin and working out, they 
represent and reflect the thought of the day as does no other movement. Here 
the great questions of our time are discussed before audiences open to convio- 
tion, yet who will weigh every statement made, and here the man with a 
message for people w^ho think may most quickly reach those people. The 
Chautauqua and Lyceum platforms, " one and inseparable," have become the 
gTeat forum of America, one of the greatest educational influences of our 
time, and a sure bulwark of our democracy. 



Before leaving these fertile acres of the Lyceum field historic, and while 
the spirit of divination seems abroad, stand on any one of these mountain 
peaks and look. You are not a prophet ? Yerj well, yet may you be a seer. 
What see you? What of the future of the Lyceum? 

To what issue point all these fingers of vision, all the Lyceum signs of 
the times? 

Professor James, of Hai'vard, standing on Mount Philosophy, in his cur- 
rent lectureship — Lowell Institute, 1906 — discussing " Pragmatic Philos- 
ophy," makes implicitly but little more than a fresh appeal in behalf of the 
scientific method. We may go with him, even though we recognize that he 
does not go to the end of his quest. We may ignore for the nonce the truth 
that pragmatic philosophy is itself unpragmatic by as much as it pronounces 
a priori judgments, and in that it denies, or doubts, or ignores all pragmatic 
values in idealistic verities; and yet, at the same time we may reasonably and 
piously salute pragmatic philosophy in its apotheosis of common sense ; in our 
"mental attitude towards the material universe, its mysteries and their signifi- 
cance. Common sense gives us trustworthy — if not the only trustworthy — 
points of observation and of experiment. » 


Unquestionably — from our Mount of Vision we may clearly see it — 
unquestionably the Lyceum of to-day st-ands, and the Lyceum of to-morrow 
"svill stand, for the coronation of this plain common sense of the people, and 
for the annunciation and for the defense of fact, of truth, of reality, of actual 
human experience. Its platform is as broad as human thought, and as free 
as the air. And upon it there shall yet be won the most signal victories of 
political cleanness, of civic righteousness, of educational sanity, of ethical and 
social justice, yea, of religious freedom. 

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O organize and successfully manage a lyceuin course, one thing is 
absolutely necessary. Things of secondary importance are numer- 
ous, but of so little consequence in comparison to this one thing that 
only a few need even be mentioned. For instance, there should be 
some sort of an auditorium that can be heated, lighted and ventilated and 
that contains some chairs or benches and a platform or stage. Within a 
radius of five or ten miles there should be people enough, in case they all 
" turn out," to comfortably fill the auditorium. A railway station, near or 
within a day's drive, is a convenience, though not an absolute necessity. If 
in this community there is already an intellectual hungering for good things 
in the lyceum, very welL If this appetite has never been known, there is the 
additional pleasure in store of creating it. If it once existed, but has been 
lost, or impaired, by the injudicious choice of food, overloading or long sus- 
tenance without a change of diet, then to properly diagnose the case, pre- 
scribe and see the normal appetite return, brings pleasure untold. Condi- 
tions of secondary importance might be multiplied in number without limit, 
but the absolute necessities for carrying on a course are limited to one thing, 
and that one thing is nothing more nor less than a man or woman. 

As to the occupation or station in life of this particular person there 
are no requirements. He or she may be the principal of schools, the cashier 
of the bank, the secretary of the Y. M. or Y. W. C. A., a clerk in the store, 
a doctor, or the pastor of a church, though he is just as likely to be a well- 
driller, a mechanic or a day laborer. He is seldom manager of the opera 
house, though there are a few notable exceptions to this rule, and he is never 
a patron of the saloon. He is generally the busiest man in to^vn. He may 
be a college graduate and he may not. He may have traveled and seen the 
benefits of the lyceum course in other places, or he may have caught his 
inspiration from reading accounts of such things by candle-light after his 
day's work is done. He is strictly honest and upright, unselfish, sympathetic, 
willing to do a lot of hard work without financial remuneration, or much out- 
ward manifestation of appreciation. He is a good judge of human nature, 


quick to see the needs and desires of liis fellows, and quick to see a way of 
satisfying them. He is alert to all just criticism, but not sensitive to it. Hav- 
ing carefully considered a proposition and decided to undertake it, he knows 
no such word as fail. He must have an ideal. He is not merely a visionary 
character, this ideal manager, existing in imagination only. He is a real man 
or woman, and is living in almost every city, town and village in America. 
Find him, and the problem of a lyceum course is solved. 


Before proceeding with the organization of a course the ideal manager 
will probably seriously consider the following questions : 

What is the object of a lyceum course ? 

What is there to do in running one ? 

How can it be done ? 

The object of a course should be mutual benefit — the greatest good to 
the gTcatest number. Two things are to be done — a course is to be selected, 
and season tickets enough to pay for it are to be sold. There are two ways 
of doing a thing. One is to do it yourself, the other is to get some one else 
to do it for you. The man or woman who combines these two methods 
selects a few capable, congenial associates and says, " Come on," has the thing 
already half done. 

To successfully manage a lyceum course often takes more time and 
effort than any one individual cares to devote to the cause, and whenever he 
undertakes to realize a profit from running a course, the fundamental prin- 
ciple upon which the course is supposed to be founded — mutual benefit — is 
likely to be lost sight of. H the course is to be run for financial gain it then 
becomes merely a commercial enterprise, and, like the theater, will succeed 
or fail financially, according to the drawing power of the attractions. As 
the vital factors in a lyceum course have less drawing power than those less 
vital, the quahty of the course is likely, sooner or later, to deteriorate. 


Generally speaking, a man takes less interest, feels less responsibility, 
and puts less of his individuality into a cause if acting as a member of a 
committee than if acting alone. But a committee, composed of several indi- 
viduals, a little better represents the various interests of a community, is a 
little less apt to be influenced by a desire for financial gain, can a little better .1 1 


afford to do the work to be done, gives the course a little more popularity 
and is more likely to make of it a permanent annual feature. 

There are many ways of selecting a committee, which fact no doubt 
accounts for many of the lyceum course failures. 

A meeting of all citizens interested in a course may be called to make 
the selection. Selections made at such times are generally made without 
much knowledge of or regard to the adaptability of the individuals selected, 
or to the work to be accomplished. However, at this meeting something less 
than a dozen people are likely to assemble, and if the prime mover in the 
enterprise is discouraged by this seeming lack of interest, it is evident that 
he has missed his calling and should proceed no farther as a manager. Sup- 
pose a coal dealer should call a meeting on some hot evening in July of all 
those interested in coal, and then lay in a supply for the winter according to 
the interest manifested at that meeting! 

A list of guarantors may be secured, each agreeing to share equally in 
any loss which may result from running the course. Each signer being finan- 
cially interested thus becomes a supporter of the course. A committee may 
be selected by and from these signers. But imless some one makes it his 
business to see to it that enough season tickets are sold to pay for the course, 
there will be a loss, and these guarantors cannot be induced to continue for 
more than a year or two. 

The Young People's Society of some church — or, better yet, the socie- 
ties of the various churches — may organize a committee, but by the time 
such an organization is perfected and ready to act, some one has done work 
enough to have established a course by some more direct means. 

In a city, some society, club, organization or association having a well- 
established reputation for something other than that of raising money " for 
the benefit of " something, is an excellent medium through which to manage 
a course. 

The principal of the high, school, assisted by his pupils, can make a 
course exceedingly popular. 

The best and most business-like method by which the man who has 
undertaken the organization of a course can proceed, is to select a few con- 
genial associates, choosing each with special reference to the thing that that 
particular individual is to do, just as he would make his selections if he were 
organizing an orchestra or a baseball team. In launching out in a commer- 
cial line a man doesn't call the citizens of the town together to select a part- 


ner for him, evf;n though he does hope to get their patronage later on. This 
group of workers — the smaller the better — should settle upon a clearly- 
defined object and policy, which should be made known to the public. They 
should fill their own vacancies and hold office for life, or during good 

If there is anything more to be desired than a committee thus organ- 
ised, consisting of live, active, enthusiastic, soulful persons w^ho can work 
together harmoniously, it is a lyceum course association that is incorporated, 
or better yet, a course that is endowed and at home in its own Lyceum Hall; 
and even then such a committee as that just mentioned is of the greatest 

Upon the committee rests the fate of the course. ISTo less important than 
a place on the school board is a place on the lyceum course committee. If 
permanency is a feature to be desired in the lyceum course, a place on the 
committee is of far greater importance, for the school is supported by taxes 
which must be paid, and its permanency is assured, while the lyceum course 
is maintained by money paid voluntarily, and the course dies when it ceases 
to be popular. 

The lyceum course has been pointed out as the People's Col- 
lege — as the prime factor in the supplementary education of the 
public. Supplementary education is about the only education a 
large percentage of the people get after the age of fourteen. The 
lyceum course committee then holds in its grasp the education of the 
people. The man or woman who does not appreciate this fact, and is not 
impressed by his responsibility, has no business on a committee. The commit- 
teeman who fully comprehends the relation that he, by virtue of his position, 
holds to the moral and intellectual interests of the community in which he 
lives, will avail himself of every opportunity of becoming qualified for the 
position. He will study the local conditions, tastes and requirements. He 
will hear as many attractions himself as possible. He will communicate with 
managers of courses in other towns, and he will read the lyceum journals 
thoroughly. The man who invests a dollar and a half in a setting of eggs, 
with a view to entering the fancy poultry business, subscribes for a poultry 
journal. Schools and colleges and universities have well-planned and care- 
fully worked-out courses of study calculated to carry out the ideal of each 
particular institution. The management of a lyceum course should have an 
ideal. Such a thing is not possible if the personnel of the committee changes 
each year. 



The selection of a course is a great responsibility. It should be made 
■with a good deal of deliberation, and after exhausting all of the reasonable 
methods of arriving at the truth as to what attractions are best suited to the 
particular audience before which they are to be brought. The traveling 
representative of some reputable lyceum bureau is, or ought to be, the com- 
mitteeman's best friend and adviser. This statement has no reference to the 
man who goes out one or two days a week for four or five weeks a year to 
replenish his salary by commissions on a few courses he hopes to sell during 
his summer vacation. It has reference to the intelligent, well-educated man 
or woman, who has been, is and expects to continue representing some repu- 
table bureau, who knows the attractions of the lyceum in general, not merely 
the names and prices of those on his own list, who goes to the same towns 
year after year, and expects to be back again next year. He talks with hun- 
dreds of committeemen and gets their testimonials and ratings direct as to 
the merits of various attractions under various conditions. He hears and 
knows personally many of the men and women on the platform. The com- 
mittee has a chance to become personally acquainted with him, and to learn 
what estimate can be placed upon all his statements. 

It is better to buy one good one than six or eight " just as good attrac- 
tions." One lecture may give the lyceum movement in a locality an 
impetus which will cause it to live forever. One course of six or eight or 
ten " pulpit exchanges,'' and amateur musicians and entertainers purporting 
to be given as a lyceum course, may kill it for years. It isn't from an encyclo- 
pedia or an unabridged dictionary that the public gets its definition of the 
terms lecture and lyceum. It's from the first lecture, concert or entertain- 
ment on a lyceum course, or from the lyceum course as a whole, advertised 
and given as such that this definition comes. 

To overcome the popular opinion as to what a lecture really is — an 
impression gained by having listened to talks, extra long and extra dry, given 
under the guise of lectures " for the benefit of " something, by some one who 
really has nothing to say — is often the greatest difficulty the committee has 
to contend with in establishing a course. 

If a course the best suited to local conditions is to be chosen, notify 
two or three or four of the leading lyceum bureaus operating in your terri- 
tory of the fact and await results. Advise these bureaus not to send a repre- 
sentative too far out of his way to see you immediately, as you do not intend 


to do anything rasli — then don't. If in response you receive a telegram from 
some representative requesting that you have a committee meeting for him 
at a certain hour, have it. And have every member of the committee there. 
Don't meet him with the chilling shock that a few of you will look over his 
list and report to the others. That's an insult to him. You might as well 
carry the principle a little farther, and instead of running a course yourselves 
send a few of your citizens to a neighboring town to hear a lecturer, and let 
them report to those of you who didn't go. 

The committeeman who, instead of going to the committee meetings, 
repeatedly sends word, " Go ahead; whatever you do will be all right with 
me," should be dropped from the committee at the first opportunity. Com- 
mittees running lyceum courses should carry no excess baggage. The mem- 
ber who, instead of going, sends word, " Take no action until I see you," 
should be dropped on the spot. It's well for a wagon to have a rub-lock some- 
where in the vicinity of the hind wheels to be used in case of emergency, but 
to have all four of the wheels tied, when the horses are hitched ready to pull, 
is bad. 

Discuss matters very freely with this representative, and get from him 
all the information possible on every phase of the lyceum course problem, 
and especially upon the attractions he has to offer. Outline several combina- 
tions which seem the best suited to your condition, then say to him that you 
will make your decision soon after seeing the representatives of other bureaus 
to which you wrote. This last statement he will regret to hear you make, 
and if he is an experienced representative he will make it hard for you to 
make it. But while he regrets to hear this statement from you, he is thank- 
ful that some other committee is making the same statement to some one of 
his competitors. He will then try to get you to promise not to contract until 
he sees you again. Better not make any such promise. He could thus delay 
your action all summer. 

Treat every other representative exactly as you have treated this one. 
Do not quote either the prices, the attractions offered, or the statements of 
one representative to another. Do not encourage knocking. Do not make 
many promises as to what you will do, or just when you will do it; but those 
promises you make, keep. Promises made to the traveling representative of 
a lyceum bureau should be kept as faithfully as any other promises you ever 
make. And when you contract for a course stand by that contract as you 
would by one made in any other line of business. Bureau managers and their 


representatives are sometimes not as honorable as they should be, but they 
will be more honorable when ministers, Y. M. C. A. secretaries, Young Peo- 
ple's Society presidents, and business men with whom they deal, set them a 
better example. Notifying a lyceum bureau that you intend to run a lyceum 
course does not in any way obligate you to buy when the representative calls, 
but sending a bureau such a notification does obligate you to give the rep- 
resentative, when he comes, the undivided attention of every member of the 
committee for a reasonable length of time. The time and money he spends 
in coming to see you is not in payment for a contract, but for the best possible 
opportunity of favorably impressing you with the attractions he has to offer. 

When all representatives have been seen the committee should meet and 
carefully consider all propositions. When a selection has been made all 
bureaus that have been represented should be notified immediately. Not only 
the fact that a course has been contracted for, but the names of the attrac- 
tions selected should be reported. Managers like to keep a record of all 
courses, and this bit of information is certainly due them in return for the 
visit made by their representative. 

Setting a date on which a course is to be bought, and notifying all 
bureaus of that fact, unless the notification is sent well in advance of the 
date, often conflicts with plans already made by the representatives, and when 
the meeting occurs gives each one only a small fraction of the time he needs 
to present his list, i^nd unless the committee is exceptionally well posted, 
looking over three or four lists of attractions, and selecting the course best 
suited to their needs, is more than the work of one confusing session. Since 
the traveling representative is probably the best source through which to get 
all information concerning available attractions, prices, approximate dates, 
etc., see him first, then using your best judgment, together with all the infor- 
mation you can possibly get from all sources, select the course. Be very 
careful about trying an unknown attraction. Be equally careful about trying 
one that everybody knows and wants to hear lecture on account of what he 
has done in some other line. In advertising an unknown attraction be as 
cautious about your advertising as you were in accepting that attraction. 


The methods of selling the required number of season tickets may be 
classified under two heads. One is to proceed upon the basis that the under- 
taking may fail unless liberal support is given. The other is to proceed upon 


the basis that as the auditorium is not large enough to seat more than half, 
or a third, or one-hundredth, or one-thousandth of the population of the 
town, as the case may be, a lot of people are liable to miss a mighty good 
thing. There is, however, a third method which is a pretty safe one to 
adopt. Proceeding in the spirit of the second, begin early and take advan- 
tage of all the precautions of the first. Do not beg people to take tickets. If 
a man offers to take one ticket to five or ten good lectures, concerts and 
entertainments at the ridiculously low price that is usually offered, " just to 
help you out," refuse it on the ground that you have no authority thus to 
place yourselves and the whole lyceum course movement of the town under 
obligations to him. Do not urge people to take tickets " to help build a side- 
walk or a pipe organ." " Save the tag and wrapper " methods may be good 
in the sale of tobacco and soap, but they should not be resorted to in the 
management of lyceum courses. A lyceum course is supposed to be run for 
the intellectual benefit of the community, but who would suspect such a 
thing if the committee continually advertises the fact that it is being run to 
carpet or fresco a church ? Bring the public to a full realization of the fact 
that the person who buys a ticket and hears the attractions on a course then 
and there gets all and more than he paid for, and tickets will be sought after. 
But while the course is represented as a tool to be used by some improve- 
ment society, tickets will go begging. The public in general doesn't become 
enthusiastic over a tack hammer or a paint brush. Cut loose all " for the 
benefit of " shackles that have already too long held the lyceum course in 
servitude and disrepute. 

The greatest need of the Lyceum to-day is publicity, of the proper sort. 
The newspapers and magazines are the proper channels through which to 
create it. Those directly interested are the proper ones to outline the material 
for the newspapers and magazines. The men and women on the platform are 
directly interested, but they are, or have been until recently, furnishing prac- 
tically nothing in this line, — but that's oft' the subject. 


Use the newspapers liberally and pay for their use. The man who earns 
his daily bread by running a newspaper does not run soap advertisements 
free. Why should he run ads. for a lyceum course free ? In both instances 
the article advertised is for the good of the community. Use a liberal 
amount of advertising space, and he will gladly print all the interesting write- 


Tips and news items you furnish him. To give the course sufficient publicity 
the Lj'^ceum in all its various phases should be kept before the public the year 
around, not in a forced, paid-for sort of way, but in an interesting, enlighten- 
ing manner. When a course has been contracted for publish that fact imme- 
diately as an important news item. Make prominent mention of the various 
attractions selected. The public should become interested in knowing who 
and what is to be heard on next year's lyceum course. The mere fact that 
there is to be a course is old. No new enthusiasm can be created over this. 
Watch the newspaper exchanges and the lyceum journals for things of 
interest concerning the Lyceum in general, and any attraction in particular 
that has been, or is to be, on your course. Quote these items or articles in 
your local papers. Furnish the lyceum journals with articles of interest con- 
cerning your course, and when these articles come back to you enhanced in 
value by their appearance in these journals quote them in the home papers. 

The time to begin the active, vigorous advertising campaign depends 
somewhat upon the method to be employed in selling the season tickets. 
However, it's doubtful if an effort to arouse public interest to its highest in 
midsummer, over something that is not to take place until winter, is wise. 
If the " If you don't it may fail " method is to be employed, let that be carried 
on by a " still hunt " campaign, before much newspaper advertising is done. 
Do not try to sell tickets by advertising the fact that the thing may fail. To 
try to scare people into a good thing, on the plea that they may miss it, or 
get something a good deal worse, is going out of use. Even evangelists are 
dropping this method. 

The opening of an advertising campaign, like the opening of a big mass 
meeting, is often best announced by the sound of the gavel. The gavel to use 
in the advertising line is a large display advertisement ; the larger the better 
— preferably a full page in the newspapers. But this should not be sounded 
until some one is ready with something to say. This full-page display should 
contain cuts and names of the various attractions, the dates, prices of tickets 
and plenty of white space. It may be run in two or three succeeding issues, 
and it can, at small cost, be rim on heavy cardboard sheets to be placed in 
windows and on bulletin boards. Immediately following the appearance of 
this display advertisement the papers should be well supplied with reading 
articles, giving definite, discriminating information concerning the various 
attractions, and what each may be expected to do. To give these articles and 
their importance greater emphasis, have them set in bold type, running across 


the entire page, under a conspicuous heading, discussing only one attraction 
in each article. Do not expect the editor of the paper to prepare these 
articles. Ask the bureaus for them. If they cannot supply them write to 
the various attractions, in care of the bureau booking them, for such infor- 
mation. The probabilities are that neither the bureau nor the attraction has 
anything to send you, but they should each be impressed that there exists a 
great demand. The poorest material with which newspaper space can pos- 
sibly be filled is the stereotyped, undated, unreliable testimonials and com- 
ments that are found in the lyceum circulars. Rather than copy these 
interview the local liveryman, butcher, banker or school teacher who hap- 
pened to see and hear the coming attraction at some other town recently, then 
publish this interview. 

On a large cardboard mat, 30x40 inches — the same can be secured in 
various colors at a furniture store — arrange artistically a group of the attrac- 
tions, using the cuts clipped from the advance circulars, a few of which can 
always be secured from the bureaus. In large, plain letters, at the top of this 
group, place the name of the course and the price of season tickets. The 
heading used in the full-page newspaper advertisement can be appropriated 
here. Frame this display and place it in some attractive and conspicuous 
window. Make and use as many of these as seems advisable. 

A day or two after the first display advertisement appears place in every 
home — not under the sidewalk, or in a sewer, or on the lawn or porch, but in 
the hands of some member of the family — a prospectus of the course. This 
prospectus can be made at little expense by binding together the circulars of 
the various attractions, using an attractive cover — these are furnished by all 
bureaus at small cost — on which should be printed the dates, prices of season 
and single tickets and reserves, the time and method of reserving seats, a 
statement of the policy or the plan on which the course is being run, and the 
number of season tickets there are for sale. Just inside the front cover of 
this prospectus bind a card on which is printed an order for season tickets, 
to be filled out, signed, detached, stamped and mailed to the committee, 
stating the number of tickets wanted. Articles in all newspapers should call 
attention to this prospectus that is being distributed, and to the importance 
of signing and returning the card in order that the number of tickets wanted 
will be saved. These booklets should be distributed either by mail, or by car- 
riers under the personal direction of the committee, one being placed in every 
home in which there is a possibility of selling a season ticket. A record 


should be kept of those to whom a prospectus was sent, and during the 
canvass every person who has not sent in an order for tickets should be seen. 
The real object of all this advertising is to create an interest that will 
result in selling, or rather in somebody's buying enough season tickets to pay 
the contract price of the course. The single admissions will generally pay 
the local expenses. If to sell these season tickets a personal canvass is neces- 
sary, then make a personal canvass, for the season tickets must be sold. And 
make it just at the time the advertising has aroused the greatest interest. A 
systematic, vigorous campaign should be planned. Divide the city or town 
into districts. Appoint a committee to take charge of the listing in each dis- 
trict. On a given day let all committees begin work. The committee doing 
the listing should be composed of persons adapted to this sort of work, and 
they should invariably go in twos or threes, on the theory that one can 
" chase a thousand and two put ten thousand to flight." The names of sub- 
scribers and the number of tickets subscribed for, also the names of those 
who refuse to subscribe, should be reported each day to the manager of the 
course. This list of subscribers published in the papers is excellent advertis- 
ing — ^the new names being added each day. When the canvass has been 
completed and the season ticket limit reached, issue in an attractive booklet 
form, " vest pocket size," a list of " Patrons of the Lyceum Course," giving 
the names, alphabetically arranged, of all subscribers and the number of 
tickets they take. This booklet, containing also names and dates of all 
attractions on the course should be placed in the hands of every subscriber 
and of every person who should have subscribed, but didn't. The best time 
to advertise a thing is when that thing has been completely sold out, provided, 
of course, that it will be on sale again some time in the future, no matter how 
far distant. One " Standing Room Only " sign will arouse more interest 
than the most urgent and pitiful plea to " turn out for the benefit of " that 
was ever written. In planning the advertising campaign limit the number of 
season tickets to be sold to some number, a number as large as there is any 
reasonable probability of being able to reach, and then advertise the fact that 
only so many season tickets will be sold, with the emphasis on the only. Then 
do not oversell this number under any consideration. But when the number 
has been reached advertise that fact and furnish a printed list of the sub- 
scribers to substantiate it. Upon this personal canvass depends the financial 
success of the majority of lyceum courses. Without it all other effort and 
advertising is lost, except in places where the course, by long-continued sue- 


cessful management, has become so universally popular that the soliciting for 
season tickets is done by the individuals who want to buy them. To bring 
about this condition of affairs should be one of the objects of every committee. 
As long as the committee continues, however, to make a personal visit year 
after year to every prospective ticket buyer, to ascertain if he will take a 
ticket again (please), and then another visit to deliver the ticket, together 
with a bundle of thanks for the paltry sum received for said ticket, the public 
is likely to remain just a little skeptical as to whether the attractions on the 
course are really worth the price asked for tickets. Unfortunately, the man- 
agement of this lyceum business got started wrong end to. If the same 
amount of time, effort and brain work had from the beginning been expended 
in trying to create unconsciously in the public a knowledge of, and a desire 
for, lyceum attractions, that has been spent in begging said public to buy 
tickets, the lyceum would now occupy a more dignified place than it does. 
How did the world's greatest actors, musicians and writers gain their popu- 
larity — by a personal canvass ? If the life of the lyceum must depend upon a 
personal canvass each year for tickets its doom is already in sight. Those 
without personality and influence cannot do such work successfully, and those 
busy, influential men and women who could do it are not going to continue 
subjecting themselves to the rebuff's, to say nothing of the insults, from their 
friends and business associates, who begin to class them as professional can- 
vassers. When the lyceum public consents to be influenced by gray matter 
rather than by shoe leather the most capable men and women will consent to 
continue managing lyceum courses. 


A few days before the appearance of each attraction put up the litho- 
graphs or window cards of that attraction. On these should be printed — 
invariably printed, not stamped or scribbled (the management of the local 
lyceum course may be on the very verge of bankruptcy, but to advertise this 
fact in " long hand " on the lithographs is unnecessary) — on tliese lithographs 
print the date and hour of the performance, the price of single admissions, 
also the price of season tickets, thus calling attention to the fact that this 
attraction is one of a series or course. Post these lithographs, or cards, as 
conspicuously as possible, saving a few to be used on the dsij of the per- 

Until the obnoxious bill-board has been relegated to the happy dumping 


ground, brighten it occasionally with the lithograph of a lyceum attraction — 
not one lithograph only, but with twenty of the same one. One lithograph 
of the greatest living lecturer, such as the lithographs furnished by the 
lyceum bureaus, would stand no show beside the lithographs of dead men 
furnished by the manufacturers of certain brands of cigars, soap, clothing and 
chewing gum. Arrange eight, ten or twenty lithographs of the same attrac- 
tion in a well-proportioned group on a conspicuous bill-board, leaving narrow, 
uniform spaces between them, and space in the center of the group for one 
large, conspicuous date sheet. 

Contemporaneously with this special lithograph work the papers should 
contain articles concerning this attraction in particular. State as definitely 
as possible what may be expected of it. Do not advertise it as humorous if it 
isn't. If it's to be an entertainment don't call it a lecture. Advertise the 
fact, not that so-and-so is the greatest lecturer, entertainer or singer on the 
American platform, but rather the fact that so-and-so is to lecture, entertain 
or sing in your town — and state which he is to do. State this fact so often, 
and in so many ways, that the fact that he is worth hearing will come to the 
public unconsciously. Mr. Dooley says people will believe anything if you 
tell it to them often enough. In all advertising concerning the lyceum course 
tell the truth, and in the future fewer tellings will sufiice. 

On the day that the attraction is to arrive, place on the street corners, 
in front of the hotels, and in as many places as possible, small bulletin boards 
on which is pasted a lithograph of the attraction to appear that evening. At 
the top of this lithograph should be a " To-]S[ight " bill — a clean, fresh one, 
not one that has been doing service every night since a year ago last January. 
These bulletin boards should be gathered up late that evening and saved for 
the next attraction. 

On all menu cards, if the tcMTi is large enough to have hotels with such 
luxuries, have printed " So-and-So at the Opera House to-night." 

Offer prizes to high school pupils for the best write-ups of the attractions 
as they come along. Then publish three or four of these in the papers each 
time. This furnishes excellent practice for the pupils, and their productions 
will create interest in the community. The manufacturer of a certain brand 
of flour recently offered $300.00 in cash prizes to boys and girls for the best 
articles on flour and bread. If boys and girls can help interest the public in a 
certain brand of flour, by writing articles about it, they can surely help to 
popularize a lyceum course. 



l^ext to the importance of putting up attractive display advertising 
before an attraction comes is the importance of tearing it down after that 
attraction has gone. An uncleared table spoils the appetite for the next 

There are two things with which all advertising should be filled as full 
as possible — truth and originality. 


Concerning season tickets : If the course is to be given in an auditorium 
for which regular " house tickets " are not provided, and if seats are to be 
reserved for the entire season, the following form is simple : 

1906 1907 



Name of Town 



Date Name of Attraction 

Date Name of Attraction 

Date Name of Attraction 

Date Name of Attraction 

Date Name of Attraction 



These tickets should be punched as they are presented for admission 
at the door. This prevents their being passed out and used again on the same 
evening. If the number of attractions on the course is too great to enable 
tte names to be printed, as indicated in this form, let the name of the course, 
the price, the place for the reserving, etc., occupy one side, and on the other 
side print crosswise on the card the names and dates of the attractions, with 
the place for the punch mark opposite each. 

If seats are to be reserved for each attraction separately, use the same 
form as above indicated, except that section, row and seat should be left 


off. This ticket is to be sold as the regular season ticket and exchanged or 
punched when the reserving takes place. Have printed as many sets of 
reserved seat single admission tickets as there are attractions on the course. 
Each of these should contain the name of the course, and each set the name 
and date of the attraction for which it is to be used. Single admission tickets 
are needed for each attraction any way, and a few hundred extra cost but 
little more. Have all these sets printed at the same time, and it is a simple 
matter for the printer to change the name and date of the attraction on each 
set. Then to get reserved seats the patrons of the course ])resent their season 
ticket cards, which are punched, and a single reserved seat ticket issued for 
that attraction. 

If seats are to be reserved for the entire season the card ticket should 
be taken up and a set of the single admission reserved seat tickets issued in 
exchange. These tickets should be bound in sets before the reserving begins; 
then after season ticket holders have had a chance to reserve, any sets that 
remain unsold can be taken apart and the tickets used for the single ticket 

A card ticket, containing as many coupons for reserving as there are 
attractions on the course, is rather bunglesome, and is likely to become broken 
before the end of the season. To issue to the public tickets with blank spaces 
in which the reservations are afterwards to be indicated is unwise. The plan 
of issuing a card ticket to be presented and punched, or exchanged for a 
reserved seat ticket, is in all cases advisable. 

If the auditorium to be used has regular " house tickets," issue a season 
ticket card, bind these " house tickets " into sets, and follow the plan already 
described. On these " house tickets " should be printed the name and date 
of the attraction for which each is to be used. 

If to be able to have some method of " checking up " with the man in 
the box office is desired, and such is not only wise but business-like, issue as 
season tickets a set of coupons bound together, and on each coupon print not 
only the name and date of the attraction for which it is to be used, but also 
the following : " Present this coupon for admission to the gallery, or 
exchange it and — (state the amount), at the box office after — (hour and 
date of reserving) for reserved seat ticket. Then in settling with the man in 
the box office charge him with the regular single admission price of every 
" house ticket " not in the ticket board, just as is done in a regular " box 
office settlement," and give him credit on every season ticket coupon he holds 


for the difference between the single admission price of a " house ticket " 
and the price of the coupon taken in exchange for that ticket. 


To find a plan of reserving seats that will please everybody is impossi- 
ble. To keep trying is as foolish as to waste time trying to discover per- 
petual motion. The method that comes nearer it than any other is this: 
Strike upon the least objectionable method you know of and stick to it until 
people forget there is any other way of selecting a reserved seat. The regu- 
lar patrons of the theater do not continually grumble about the method of 
reserving seats. Why? Because the method used at the theater has been 
in use so long no one thinks of there being any other way. As long as the 
committee remains in the experimental stage, and advertises that fact by 
changing methods every year, there will be fault-finding. The fault-finders 
all have methods they think are better than those yet tried. 

In all matters pertaining to the management of a lyceum course adopt, 
or rather adapt, the method that seems best suited to the local conditions and 
stick to it year after year, regardless of a few criticisms and complaints. 

The most important thing in connection with any method of reserving 
seats is that the first man, woman or child in the " line up " shall be able to 
secure just the seat he wishes to select. In other words, the reserved seat 
plat should not " open " with three, eight or fifteen seats already checked oS. 
Unless the theatrical method of " lining up " is followed, that of reserving 
in the order indicated by numbers drawn is simple and quite satisfactory. 
More explicitly stated, the method is as follows : Advertise that the reserv- 
ing will take place at some auditorium; that the doors will be open at a certain 
hour, and that the reserving will take place one-half hour later; also, that the 
last person to enter the auditorium, provided he gets in before the drawing 
takes place, will stand just as good a chance as the first person in. Admit no 
one unless he holds at least one season ticket. At the door, as people enter, 
take their names and make a record of the number of season tickets they 
hold. These season tickets might be taken up to prevent their being passed 
out and presented again and an order issued for an equal number of season 
reserved seat tickets. When the hour has arrived for reserving, place in a 
box as many numbers as there are people present and let them draw, check- 
ing off on the list made at the door the name of each person as he draws to 
prevent his coming around and drawing again. The reserving is then done in 


the order indicated by the numbers dra\vn. In no case allow any person to 
reserve a greater number of seats than the number of tickets he presented 
at the door. 

Make a large reserved seat plat that can be seen from all over the room, 
hang it in a conspicuous place, and indicate on it the reservations as they are 
made, thus enabling those waiting to watch the progress. Why not let the 
local ingenious manipulator of the stereopticon make a plate by which he 
can throw the plat of the auditorium onto a screen and indicate the reserva- 
tions. Give season-ticket holders as many advantages as possible in every 
way. Allow them to reserve the same seat for the entire season. Give them 
two or three days in which to reserve seats before selling any single reserves. 
Place the price of season tickets low and the price of single tickets high. 
Make, say, half the attractions, if paid for singly, cost the purchaser as much 
as the whole course if a season ticket is bought. Make no reduction in the 
price of season tickets during the progress of the course. The price of season 
tickets varies greatly in different parts of the country, but in any particular 
locality it should be governed by the principle that it is better to fill the house 
at a certain price than to half fill it at twice the price. 


In the organization and management of a lyceum course, choosing the 
committee, selecting the attractions, selling the season tickets, and satisfac- 
torily reserving the seats, are vital factors. They are factors the working 
out of which requires from three to six or eight months' time. And the work 
of all these three, six or eight months is at the mercy of one single day. That 
day is the day on which the lecturer or company comes. The plans, the 
work, the hopes of the committee, the expectations of the audience, fifty or 
one hundred and fifty dollars of the people's money and the ambitions of an 
artist are often blasted, temporarily at least, just as their full and complete 
realization is at hand. Why? Because it requires no effort on the part of 
anybody to do it. It's absolutely unintentional, and after it's too late it is 
regretted by everybody. It is the result of " quitting " just before the battle 
is won. It's usually done by such things as a dark, dingy, dirty, poorly-ven- 
tilated auditorium, that is either too hot or too cold, by a sack of peanuts, a 
noisy janitor, boisterous ushers, late comers, a row of children, a piano that 
is out of tune, poor hotel accommodations, the recital of too many tales of 
woe (one's too many) to the artist, failure to meet and greet him on his 


arrival, quibbling over the time of paying him, wearing him out at some 
reception, or in showing him the town— these, and those that have in this 
list been overlooked, are the things that transform as if by magic, success 
into failure. 

Why pay an artist one or two hundred dollars for one and one-half 
hour's entertainment, and then put him on a stage that's so poorly lighted 
that he can't be seen, in an auditorium that's so hot or cold or dirty or poorly 
ventilated that the audience could enjoy nothing but going home, and fur- 
nish a piano that's out of tune — why do things so inconsistent when even a 
few lamps properly arranged would light the stage, a good janitor would 
regulate the temperature of the room, and a few dollars in money would tune 
the piano and make the stage and auditorium clean? 

The auditorium should be well lighted, and the stage should be bril- 
liantly lighted; but all lights should be so arranged and shaded that the light 
does not shine directly into the eyes of the audience. This is of greatest 

People who have bought tickets and come to see and hear the man on 
the platform have just about one and one-half hours in which to get what 
they came for. From the way some janitors poke the fire, some ushers 
parade up and down the aisles, and some late-comers deliberately crowd into 
their seats, one would suppose they had ail winter for it. 

Advertise that the performance will begin at a certain time, then begin 
just at that time. People soon learn whether or not your advertisements 
mean anything. At a concert those who come late should not be seated dur- 
ing a number, and in no case until the encore, also, if there be one, has been 
given. At a lecture the late comers should be seated in the rear of the room 
(future season ticket sales notwithstanding). 

If, in placing the seats in the auditorium, they were so arranged that 
there is a front row, the committee has a problem to contend with. There 
are several things for which this front row might be used. It might ser^^e 
as a sort of check room on which to place heavy overcoats, etc. If it happens 
to be a bench with a back to it, it might be taken up and placed on the front 
edge of the platform, on which to set a lot of lamps as footlights. The onlji 
one thing which it should absolutely never be used for is on which to seat a 
row of children. If the reason for this is not obvious, ask any one of the 
several thousand platform men or women of America for an explanation. 



Should the lecturer be introduced to the audience ? Most emphatically, 
yes! The introduction should begin about two or three weeks before he 
arrives in town, and be continued until the day of his appearance, during 
which time his face, his subject, what he has done, and what he may be 
expected to do, should be made so familiar to everybody in town that when he 
steps out before the audience no further introduction will be necessary. 
About one introduction out of every ten, perhaps, puts the speaker and the 
audience at ease with each other; the other nine, therefore, had better be 

When the audience is assembled to hear a certain attraction, should the 
next attraction on the course be announced and commented upon? After 
spending two or three weeks in a supreme effort to center the attention of a 
community upon a certain man, is there a reason on earth — psychological or 
otherwise — for trying just at the moment that the attention is at its height 
to divert it ? It is poor advertising policy, to say nothing of the discourtesy to 
the man in whose presence it is made. The time to announce and comment 
upon the next attraction is when it is next — not when it is next but one, and 
that one is waiting for a chance to begin, and the audience is anxiously wait- 
ing for him to get such a chance. When the guests are seated at your boun- 
tiful Thanksgiving table, with the brown, savory turkey so conspicuously in 
view, do you keep them waiting five or ten minutes to hear you tell of the 
boiled eggs you are going to have next Easter ? 


Should the attractions be met at the train? Yes. But the meeting 
should not be prolonged much beyond the time necessary in which to reach 
the hotel. The object of this meeting is to demonstrate the fact that you 
have been looking forward to this day, and that you're glad it has arrived. 
On the way to the hotel point out the location of the Post Office, and the 
auditorium at which the evening's entertainment is to be given. Don't for- 
get to mention the fact to the lecturer, or manager, that you have the money 
to pay him, and find out in what form it will be the most acceptable; then pay 
him before the entertainment, according to contract, without placing him in 
the embarrassing position of having to ask for his fee, or violating his con- 
tract with the bureau that booked him by not asking for it. If his arrival is 
not until after the banks are closed alwavs have the amount in currency. If 


you expect the best from a. man help to put him at his best. To do this meet 
and greet him cordially, talk over the few things necessary, offer to do any- 
thing you can for his comfort, and then leave him alone. Do not insist on 
his being " entertained." Do not ask him to speak at a club or at the schools 
for advertising |)urposes. The best concert bands don't make street parades. 
If you want to visit with him take dinner with him at his hotel — at your own 
expense. Do not burden him with the recital of all the troubles that have 
ever come up in connection with the management of your course. Save these 
to tell to some bureau representative. Do not make him feel that his coming 
is a burden upon you and the whole town. When a guest comes to your 
home to dine with you, you do not spend the time just preceding the dinner in 
telling him of the trouble your whole family had in preparing that dinner, 
or the expense it was, and of your doubt as to whether it was really paying 
you to continue issuing such invitations. 

Before the arrival of the attraction, see the clerk or proprietor of the 
iiotel, and urge him to assign one of his best and most comfortable rooms to 
the man that's coming — which in view of the number of people brought 
■during the season by the lyceum course, he ought to be willing to do, unless 
it should happen that the bureau has asked him for a " rate," in which case 
the best cannot be expected. In making a contract for a course ask the repre- 
sentative if it is his bureau's custom to ask the hotels for a " rate." If it is, 
add three or four dollars to the contract price of the course and request him 
not to do it in your town. Tell him you are trying to convince your people — 
the hotel man included — that you are dealing with a prosperous, business- 
like concern, and that you don't want any little evidences to the contrary 
creeping out. 


If a course of five numbers, at a cost of five hundred dollars, fails to pay 
out, don't expect to do better next year with a course of only three numbers 
at two hundred and twenty-five dollars. People don't rush to get aboard a 
sinking ship. Do not hope to increase the interest in the course by dropping 
it for a year or two. Did any one ever think of closing the schools 
and letting the children play on the street, and delve into dime novels 
to increase their interest in education? Did a minister ever propose 
closing his church to allow his congregation to recuperate spiritually ? Did 
a merchant ever consider closing his place of business in order to create a 


demand for his goods ? Did a farmer ever let his farm go to weeds to enricli 
it for next year's crop ? 

It's more numbers, and a better grade, greater variety, more publicity 
and more business-like management that the lyceum courses need, not rest 
on the part of the public. 


Just a word to those who patronize lyceum courses. In every city, town 
and village there are usually a few — but never very many — capable men 
and women who are willing to assume the management of a lyceum course. 
Don't be too severe in criticizing them for what they do or don't do. Appre- 
ciation is about the only pay they get. Don't hold back their salary too long, 
or pay it too grudgingly; they may quit the job and you will be without a 
course of any kind. And it's a mighty poor course that's worse than nothing. 

If you want to get the most for your money do not go to a lecture, 
concert or entertainment in a critical mood. Such a mood affects unfavor- 
ably two persons in particular — yourself and the man on the platform, to 
say nothing of its chilling influence on those about you. Expect something 
good and thus help put the lecturer or artist at his best. If, during the day, 
the chairman of the committee should bring the lecturer to your home for a 
call you would not receive him with an icy, " please me if you can " stare. 
When this same chairman brings this same man before you for an evening's 
entertainment, why not receive him just as cordially and courteously as you 
did at your home ? Help to put him at his best, and if you want to criticise 
his manner, his voice, the cut of his clothes, what he said and the way he said 
it, save these criticisms until he has gone — just as you did when he called at 
your home. 

There is no royal road — ^no short cut — to success in the management of 
a, lyceum course. It comes from long-continued, conscientious effort; from 
keeping the fundamental principle — mutual benefit — constantly in mind. 

The dream of the lyceum course committee, the ultimate goal toward 
which all effort is directed should be a beautiful and commodious lyceum 
hall, or auditorium, with an endowed lyceum course. But who's going 
to build and endow a home for an obnoxious, omnipresent, persistent beggar 
— a course of mediocre attractions given " for the benefit of " first one thing 
and then another, but which in reality is a permanent benefit to nothing or 
nobody — not even to the beggar? 

" For unto every one that hath shall be given, but from him that hath 
not shall be taken away even that which he hath." 


For List of Abbreviations see last pages. 

ABBOTT, Frederick, reader; b. London, Ont., 
Canada, Apr. 20, 1865; ed. London Colle- 
giate Inst., Columbia Univ., and was pvt. 
pupil F. Townsend Southwick, of N. Y. 
Sell, of Expression, 1889-90; m. Kathleen 
Murphy, N. Y. Cy., Sept. 11, 190.5. Dir. 
Dept. of Expression. London, Ont., Sch. 
of Eloc. and Cry., 1890-2; prin. of same, 
1892-4; lecturer, expression and Bible 
Reading, Summer Sch., Baylor Univ., 
1899; Dir. dept. of Expression and Vocal 
Music, State Normal Sch., Alva, Okla., 
1399-1902; instr. English and Expression, 
Helicon Hall, Sch. for Boys, Englewood, 
N. .}., 1902-3; student Columbia Univ. 
Summer Sch., 1903; instr. in Expression, 
Young Men's Hebrew Assn., 23d St. and 
Harlem (125th St.) Branches, Y. M. C. A., 
N". Y. Cy., 1902-5; special instr. in Eloc. 
and Ory., Wesleyan Univ., Middletown, 
Conn., 1904-5; Prof. Speech Arts, Mo. 
State Normal Sch., Warrensburg, Mo., 
since 1905. Has published some poems 
and songs. Lecturer: on elocution in its 
relation to literature, only for N. Y. Board 
of Edn., etc., etc. Reader: misc. pro- 
grams, especially dramatic and pathetic. 
Began reading, 1890, London, Ont., under 
Lon.; toured U. S. and Can., 1894-9, at 
head of own co., London Entertainers; 
since listed with Lon., Alk., and N. Dix.; 
also ind. Address: Warrensburg, Mo. 

ABT, Valentine, musician; &. Allegheny, Pa., 
June 13, 1873; ed. St. Mary's Sch., Alle- 
gheny and Pittsburg Roman Catholic 
Coll. Composer of much music for man- 
dolin, piano, harp and voice. Musician: 
performer on mandolin and harp. Began 
Lye. work, about 1900, listed with SI., 
Brt. and Rice; now ind. Has been head 
of own CO.; now works alone. Address: 
Carnegie Hall, New York, N. Y. 

ADAMS, H. v., lecturer: Grapes of Gold; 
The House of Changing Dimensions; The 
Power of Music; The All-Sufficient Creed. 
Was ed. 5 yrs. ; attorney 2 yrs.; in pulpit 
10 yrs. Began lecturing, about 1902, 
listed with Ch. Address: Sauk Center, 

ADDAMS, Jane (Miss), lecturer; h. Cedar- 
ville. 111.. Sept., 1860; grad. Rockford 
Coll., 1880; was in Europe, 1883-5; 
studied in Phila., 1888; in 1889, with Miss 
Ellen Gates Starr, opened Social Settle- 
ment of Hull House, Chicago; has been 
insp. of streets and alleys in neighbor- 
hood of Hull House; writer on social and 
political reform. Author: Democracy and 
Social Ethics, 1902, Mac. Lecturer: on 
social settlements, and on social and 
political reform. Address: 335 S. Halsted 
St., Chicago, 111. 

ALBER, Louis J., mgr. Col. Bur. of St. Paul, 
Minn.; b. Independence, 0., Apr. 13, 1879; 
ed. pub. sehs. Independence; m. Laura M. 
Barron, Saginaw, Mich., Aug., 1904. Be- 
gan Lye. Avork, 1899, as mgr. of Ideal En- 
tertainers Co.; trav. for this Co. 1899- 
1902. Office asst. with Chi. Bur., Jan., 
1903; then asst. mgr.; mgr. Col. since 
1905. Introduced system of " follow-up " 
correspondence into Lye. Bus., especially 
with Chau. attractions. Address: 942 
Ashland Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 

ALEXANDER, Helen Beatrice Reed, harpiste 
and soprano; h. Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 6, 
1877; ed. Convent of Sisters of Mercy; m. 
Dr. George L. Alexander, New York, Dec. 
26, 1905. Began Lye. work in Philadel- 
phia, Pa., locally, 1890; with Metropolitan 
Star Quintet, under Red., 1899; since 
listed with Red., St., Lab., Emp., Rad., 
Ant., Dix. Has made circuit of Keith's 
and Proctor's theatres three times each. 
Teacher of harp, June and July, annually, 
Lewisburg Female Coll., Lewisburg, W. Va. 
Has filled 1.500 engagements. Address: 
557 N. 63d St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

ALEXANDER, Martha, classical violinist; 
b. Cambridge, N. Y., 1880; grad. Chatham 
High Sch.,"l897; Cooper Union Art Sch., 
New York, 1901. Studied violin under 
Signor Devitalis and Max Bendix, N. Y. 
Began playing in public, 1887, in Alexan- 
der Family Concerts; first regular Lye. 
work, 1901, under Cen.; since listed with 
Bry., Cen., Lab., Eby., and others. Solo 
violinist and manager Alexis Recital Co. 
Address: Chatham, N. J. 



ALFORD, William V., lecturer; ft. Garretts- 
ville, 0., Oct. 7, 1858; ed. Garrettsville 
High Sell.; m. Libbie James, Conneautville, 
Pa.; trav. in South and Central Am.; was 
Panama Canal engineer. Lecttirer (with 
illustrations) : The Nicaragua and 
Panama Canals; The Prehistoric Ruins 
of America; Central America — Its Peo- 
ple, Resources, etc. Began Lye. work, 
1896, ind.; since ind. Did not lecture 
1904-6, as in South America. Address: 
Garrettsville, 0. 

ALKIRE, Marguerite Smith, child-imperson- 
ator; 6. Washington C. H., 0., May 17, 
1872; ed. Delaware, 0.; m. Urban Leo 
Alkire, Delaware, 0., Oct. 2, 1902. Began 
Lye. work, 1892, as reader with Ariel 
Ladies' Sextette (Smith Sisters), under 
Sh.; with Sextette until 1902; reader 
with Mendelssohn Quartet, 1902-5; head 
of Smith-Alkire Concert Co., 1905-6. 
Listed with Cen., Bry., SI., A. L. U., and 
Sn. Reads typical cliild parts from Riley, 
Field and other authors. Has filled 2,300 
engagements. Address: 119 W. 90th St., 
New York City. 

ALLEN, James L., Bureau manager; ft. 
Henry ville, Ind., July 2, 1876; ed. Jeffer- 
sonviile, and Indianapolis, Ind.; began 
Lye. work, 1899, with Inter.; mgr. Bhyr., 
since 1905. Address: 2323 Leoti Ave., 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

AMSBARY, Wallace Bruce, reader; &. 
Pekin, 111., Feb. 13, 1867; ed. Pekin pub. 
schs.; m. Bertha Louise Morgan, Pasa- 
dena, Cal., May 18, 1903. Was on stage, 
1886-97; with Marie Wainwright, 4 yrs.; 
Thomas Q. Seabrooke, 3 yrs.; Nat Good- 
win, 1 season; mem. Chicago Press Club. 
Author: The Ballades of Bourbonnais, 
1904, B. M. Entertainer: Reads Field, 
Riley, Dunbar, Mr. Dooley, and particu- 
larly his own writings. Began Lye. work, 
1898, listed with SI.; since with Inter., 
Cen., SI., Bry., Mut. Address: Press Club, 
Chicago, 111. 

ANDERSON, George Wood, lecturer; &. 
Belle Center, 0., Dec. 8, 1874; ed. Ohio 
Wesleyan Univ. (A.B., 1898; M.A., 1899) ; 
admitted to Central, O., Conf. Meth. Episc. 
Ch., 1899; pastor Epworth Ch., Lima, 0., 
1899-1903; pastor State St. Ch., Troy, 
N. Y., since 1903. Lecturer: Bald Heads, 
Outside and In; A Bee in a "Whirlwind; 
Seeing Things; The Wise Fool; Michael 
Angelo. Began lecturing, 1902, ind.; since 
listed with Red., Chi., Mut., Dav., Brt. 
Address: Troy, N. Y. 

ANSBACH, Salo, magician; pres. and mgr. 
Ansbach Correspondence Sch. of Magic; 6. 
Germany, July 30, 1854; ed. Gymnasium- 
Beuthen, 0. S. and Univ.-Breslau; m. 
Matilda Limings, Kansas City, Mo., 1879; 
came to America, 1871. Magician: An 
Evening of Sorcery and Magic. Began 
work, 1886, with Pond; since with Pnd. 
and ind.; founder of Ansbach Sch. of 
Magic, Hillsdale, N. J. Address: Hills- 
dale, N. J. 

ANTRIM, Clarence Davis, Bureau manager; 
&. Mt. Holly, N. J., Mar. 27, 1859; ed. pub. 
schs. of Phila., Pa.; took entire Chau. 
course, C. L. S. C, and grad.; has worked 
as farm boy, stock boy, traveling sales- 
man, and as proprietor of a small clothing 
store; m. Rachel A. Ring, Phila., 1890; has 
been in turn since 1876, steward, trustee 
and S. S. Supt. of his Ch.; pres. Phila. 
Laymen's Assn., Meth. Episc. Ch., 1899- 
1901; mem. of Gen. Conf. Com. on Con- 
solidation of the Benevolences of the 
Meth. Episc. Ch., 1904-8. Bureau mana- 
ger: founder, proprietor and mgr. Antrim 
Entertainment Bur., Phila. In 1879 be- 
gan Antrim's Popular Personally con- 
ducted Excursions to points in the U. S.; 
later conducted Vacation Tours to points 
in U. S. and Europe; 1899, gave up ex- 
cursion business, and in 1900, the vaca- 
tion tours. Began to book talent, 1880; 
org. Antrim Lyceum Bur., 1883; changed 
its name to Antrim Entertainment Bur., 
1893; exploited Peary's first public lec- 
ture, 1893; since 1900 has given entire 
attention to Bur.; operates throughout 
Middle States. Address: 1011 Chestnut 
St., Phila., Pa. 

ARCHIBALD, Paul Vernon, baritone; 6. 
near Morocco, Ind., June, 1886; ed. 
Morocco High Sch.; studied music in 
Terre Haute, Ind., Grand Rapids, Mich., 
and Chicago; was choir singer in Grand 
Rapids. Baritone and accompanist for 
Lyric Glee Club since 1905, under SI. 
Address: Morocco, Ind. 

ARMSTRONG, Albert, lecturer; 5. Ontario, 
Can., 1860; ed. Carleton Coll., Minn., Ober- 
lin ColL, 0. (B.D.), and Emerson Sch. of 
Ory., Boston (diploma) ; m. Martha 
Churchman, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1891; trav. 
through Can. and British Isles. Lecturer 
(ill.) r The Bonnie Briar Bush; The Little 
Minister; The Sky Pilot. Began Lye. 
work, 1896, giving lecture-recitals, listed 
with Red. and Etn. ; since with same and 
Brt., Alk. and Emp. Address: 8 Charles 
St., Winthrop, Mass. 



ARMSTRONG, Louis 0., lecturer; 6. 
Maskinonge, Me.; ed. Sonel, Montreal, 
London, Lennoxville; reed. L.D. from 
Huron Divinity Sch. and Bishop's College, 
Lennoxville; was captain, Canadian Mili- 
tary Sch., Montreal, 1869. Anthor: The 
Ojibway Indian Play; also land, tourist 
and hunting literature for Canadian 
Pacific Ry. Lecturer: on travel, sport, 
and theological subjects. First to con- 
dense Ben Hur into lecture form. Began 
Lye. work, under Jones Lye. Bur., Boston, 
1887; since ind.; has given over 1,900 lec- 
tures. Address: 221 Milton St., Montreal, 

ARNOLD, John S., manager Central Bureau, 
of Harrisburg, branch of A. L. U. 
Address: 213 Walnut St., Harrisburg, Pa. 

ASTLEY, Genevieve Stebbins, reader, and 
teacher of expression and physical train- 
ing; ft. San Francisco; ed. New York and 
Paris, studying Delsarte system with 
Steele MacKay and elocution with Bell 
and Regnier. Evolved a new system of 
Harmonic Gymnastics, 1892; founded 
N. Y. Sch. of Expression, 1893, of which 
has since been pres.; m. Mr. Norman Ast- 
ley. Avthor: Delsarte Sj'stem of Expres- 
sion, 188.5; Society Gymnastics and Voice 
Culture, 1888; Dynamic Breathing and 
Harmonic Gymnastics, 1892; Genevieve 
Stebbins's System of Physical Training, 
1898. Reader: Misc., pantomime read- 
ings; and others. Lecturer: on expres- 
sion. Began reading, 1884, and lecturing 
and teaching, 1885. Address: 318 W. 57th 
St., New York City. 

ATKINS, Florence 'Gallup; see Gavin, Flor- 
ence Atkins. 

ATKINSON, Henry Avery, lecturer; b. 
Merced, Cal., Aug. 26, 1877; ed. Sacra- 
mento, Cal., High Sch., Pacific Meth. Coll., 
Santa Rosa, Cal. (Ph.B., 1897), and 3 yrs. 
post-grad, work, Northwestern Univ., 
Evanston, 111.; m. Grace Clin, Evans ton, 
111., May 29, 1901; pastor First Cong. Ch., 
Springfield, 0., since 1904. Author: The 
First Christmas, Y. and B., 1905. Lec- 
turer: A Kingdom Without a King; Be- 
ginnings of a Great Nation; A Woman's 
Chance in a Man's World. Began Lye. 
work, 1903, with Cnl.; since listed with 
Cnl. and Red. Address: Springfield, 0. 

ATKINSON, William Dent (Dr. Dent At- 
kinson), lecturer; 6. Hull, England, Sept. 
16, 1863; ed. Welton and Kirkella, Eng.; 
N. W. Coll., Hedding Coll., Abingdon, 111. 
(B.L., 1893); Providence Univ. (A.B.) ; 
Univ. of 111.; HI. Sch. of Law; Richmond 

Coll. (Ph.D., 1903). Chaplain 15th U. S. 
Vol., Spanish-Am. War; mem. Am. 
Economic Assn.; Chaplain Nat. Assn. Ry. 
Agts. Was Prof. German, Hedding Coll.; 
as Presby. pastor, has preached 16 yrs. 
Traveled in Europe, Asia and Africa, m. 
Barbara E. Replogle, Bloomington, 111., 
1890. Lecturer: Four-Faced People; Apes 
and Peacocks ; Nobodyism ; A Pocketful of 
Seeds; Pyramids; Yellowstone Park (ill.) ; 
Cuba and Mexico ( ill. ) . Began Lye. work, 
1896, under Atkinson and Folsom; since 
1904, listed with Mid. Address: Ober- 
lin, 0. 


BADGLEY, Helen L. T. (Miss), reader; b. 
Nov. 29, 1883, St. Catharine's, Ont.; ed. 
St. Catharine's, Ont., Cleveland, 0., and 
Ont. Ladies' Coll., Whitby (M.E.), and 
graduate Emerson Coll. of Ory.; asst. 
teacher in eloc, Ont. Ladies' Coll., 1902-3; 
on stage, 1903-4, as Eunice in Quo Vadis, 
presented by Harold Nelson Co. Trav. in 
Can., and in the U. S. Expressionist: 
Taming of the Shrew; misc. readings. 
Began Lye. work, 1901, ind.; since ind., 
and listed with Wh. Address: Box 81, 
Winnipeg, Man. 

BAIN, George Washington, lecturer; b. Lex- 
ington, Ky., Sept. 24, 1840; ed. Hutchison 
Sch., Bourbon Co., Ky., 1848-58 ; m. Anna 
M. Johnson, Bourbon Co., Ky., 1860. 
Elected grand counselor Good Templars of 
Ky., 1870; grand chief templar of same, 
1875-80; ed. Good Templar's Advocate; 
ed. Riverside Weekly, 1873-7. Steward in 
Meth. Ch., Supt. Sunday Sch., Lexington, 
Ky.; del. to Genl. Conf. of Meth. Episc. 
Ch. S. Lecturer: Among the Masses, or 
Traits of Cliaracter; Boys and Girls, Nice 
and Naushty, or the Pendulum of Life; A 
Searchlight of the Twentieth Century; 
The New Woman and The Old Man; The 
Safe Side of Life for Young Men; What 
I Would Do if I Could Live Life Over 
Again; Our Country, Our Homes, Our 
Duty; Platform Experiences (his latest). 
Has given 5,000 lectures. Began lectur- 
ing, 1880, under SI.; since listed with SI., 
Red., Chi., Mid., Bry., St., Co., Col., Cen. 
Address: Lexington, Ky. 

BAIRD, Phil Castor, lecturer; b. DeWitt, 
la., 1863; ed. Amity Coll. (A.B., 1890; 
A.M., 1893; D.D., 1900); Xenia Theol. 
Sem. (B.D., 1894) ; Univ. of Chicago 
(Ph.D., 1898). Mem. la. State Board 
Home Missions, 1900-1907; pastor First 
Pres. Ch., Ft. Dodge, la., since 1900; 



founder and pres. Ft. Dodge Chau. Assn.; 
■m. Ida Pollock, College Springs, la., 1894. 
Author: The Hebrew Prophet as a Public 
Speaker. Lecturer: Gumption; The Steps 
to the Hall of Fame; The Waterfall of 
Gold; America the Peerless. Began Lye. 
work, 1900, with Std.; afterwards with 
Red., 4 yrs.; now under mgemt. Roney's 
Boys. Address: Ft. Dodge, la, 

BAKER, A. J., associate manager ^Vhite 
Bureau. Address: 100 Boylston St., Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

BAKFyR, Bertha Kunz, dramatic reader; 6. 
Erie, Pa.; grad. Erie High Sch., 1880; m. 
Dr. L. B. Baker, Erie, Pa., Oct. 5, 1892; 
taught languages and literature, Erie 
High Sch., 1883-92; is co-principal Chau. 
Sch. of Expression. Reader: series of 
Shakespearean dramas; modern drama; 
Cyrano de Bergerac; L'Aiglon; The Ro- 
mancers; Peer Gynt and other dramas of 
Ibsen ; Dramas of Maeterlinck ; The Land 
of Heart's Desire; The Hour Glass; 
Armgart; The Sunken Bell; Paolo and 
Francosca; a series of classic comedies; 
Browning series; and (arranged Avith 
music), Tristram and Iseult; Siegfried; 
Tannhauser; Joan of Arc; Parsifal and 
tlie Holy Grail. Began work, 1890; is 
reader for Brooklyn Inst, of Arts and 
Sciences. Address: Hamilton Park, New 
Brighton, N. Y. 

BAKER, Fred Eugene, lecturer; h. Cleve- 
land, 0., July 27, 18G7; ed. Cleveland pub. 
schs. and 0. Wesleyan Univ. (B.L. ) ; m. 
Leora V. Moore, Cherryvale, Kan., Sept. 
28, 1894; since 1894 pastor in N. Uliio 
Conf. of Meth. Episc. Ch. Lecturer: The 
Lucky Number; Dreams and Dreamers; 
A Land of Enchantments; The Li^e of 
Christ in Song and Story ( ill. ) . Began 
Lye. work, 1897, ind.; since ind., and listed 
with C; also agt. for Coit. Address: 
Milan, 0. 

BAKER, Percy Forsyth, musician; h. Wey- 
mouth, Mass., June 3, 1878; ed. Wey- 
mouth High Sch. and Dartmouth Coll. (2 
yrs.); inimarried. Musician: baritone and 
accompanist with Temple Male Quartet 
since 1901, when began Lye. work, under 
mgemt. Red.; since under Red. and N. Dix. 
Address: Weymouth, Mass. 

BALDWIN, Leon Estyn, tenor, mem. Uni- 
versity Glee Club, Apollo Glee Club, 
and University Male Quartet of Boston; 
b. Westbrook, Me., Jan. 1, 1875; ed. Gush- 
ing Acad., Asburnham, Mass., and Boston 
Univ. (B.A., 1897); mgr. Coll. paper, 

1890); leader and mgr. Boston Univ. Glee 
Club, 1895-7; organizer, leader and mgr. 
University Male Quartet of Boston since 
1896; has held ch. positions in Boston 
since 189G; composer humorous songs for 
male quartet; began work, 1896, under 
Red.; since with Red., Wh., Etn., Brt., 
Bry. Address: 56 Pemberton Sq., Boston, 

BALL, Walter Bentley, musician; &. New- 
ark, 0., Feb. 2, 1878; studied music with 
Lyman Wheeler, Boston; Frank Tubbs, 
New York; Frederic Root, Cliicago. 
Musician.: Baritone soloist; gives lecture- 
recitals; Folk-Songs of the South and 
West; Folk-Songs of All Nations; Bal- 
lads of " Bobby " Burns. Began, about 
1902; head of own Concert Co.. with 
A. L. LI.; since with SI., Dix. Address: 
Newark, O. 

BALMER, James Henry, lecturer, singer; 
Director Kaffir Boys' Choir; b. Kendal, 
Westmoreland, Eng.; ed. Collegiate Sch., 
Manchester, Eng., and Royal Acad, of 
Music, London, Eng. Traveled in Europe, 
Asia, Africa, and America; Fellow R.G.S., 
since 1904; clerk in Colonial Engineer's 
office. Natal, S. Africa, British Civil Ser- 
vice, 1882. Lecturer: Travels in Africa; 
Africa in Song and Story; Life Amongst 
the Wild African People. Only man to 
train in music and bring into concert work 
a band of Kaffirs. Began Lye. work, 

1887, Eng., ind.; has entertained, with 
Choir, in Africa, Gt. Brit., Can., U. S.; has 
filled 1,800 engagements; listed ind., 
A. L. U., Red. Address: Blackpool, Eng.; 
in America, P. O. Box 114, Buffalo, N. Y. 

BANGS, John Kendrick, lecturer and read- 
er; b. Yonkers, N. Y., May 27, 1862; 
Ph.B., Columbia, 1888; studied law, 1883- 
4; asso. ed. Life, 1884-8; ed. Drawer, 
1888-99, and Literarv Notes, 1898-99, 
Harper's Mag.; ed. of Literature, 1898-99; 
ed. Harper's Weekly, 1898-1900; ed. 
Metropolitan Mag., 1902-3. Dem. candi- 
date for Mayor of Yonkers, 1894, de- 
feated; v.-p. Yonkers Board of Edn., 1897; 
pres. Halsted Sch., Yonkers, 1896-1904. 
Avthor: Roger Camerden, 1886; The Lorg- 
nette, 1887; Katharine, 1887; Mephisto- 
pheles, 1888; New Waggings of Old Tales, 

1888, H. M. & Co.; TMdledywinks Tales, 
1890; The Tiddledywinks Poetry Book, 
1890; In Camp with a Tin Soldier, 1891; 
Half Hours with Jimmieboy, 1892; The 
Mantel Piece Minstrels, 1897; Emblem- 
land, 1902, all pub. bv Russ.; Coffee and 
Repartee, 1899; The Water Ghost, 1893; 



Three Weeks in Politics, 1894; The Idiot, 
1895, 1899; Mr. Bonaparte, of Corsica, 
1895; A House Boat on the Styx, 1895; 
The Bicyclers, and Other Farces, 1896; A 
Rebellious Heroine, 1896; The Pursuit of 
the House Boat, 1897; Paste Jewels, 
1897; Ghosts I Have Met, 1898; Peeps at 
People, 1898; The Dreamers, 1898; The 
Enchanted Type Writer, 1899; Cobwebs 
from a Library Corner, 1899; The Bloom- 
ing of Acre Hill, 1900; The Idiot at Home, 
1900; Olympian Nights, 1902; Over the 
Plum Pudding, 1902; Proposal Under 
Difficulties (farce), 1905; Worsted Man 
(musical play), 1905, all pub. by Harp.; 
Toppleton's Client, 1901, foreign pub.; 
Mr. Munchausen, 1901; N. P. & Co.; 
Uncle Sam, Trustee, 1902, Biggs; Bikey 
the Skicvele, 1902, Riggs; Mollie and the 
Unwise 'Man, 1902, Cts.; Lady Teazle 
(musical comedy version of the School for 
Scandal), and mag. articles. Now editor 
of Puck. Lecturer: From Adam to Ade — 
A Talk on Humor and the Humorists; 
Salubrities I Have Met; Some Personal 
Recollections. Reader: from his own 
works. Began Lye. Avork, about 1904, 
with SI.; since listed with SI. Residence: 
102 W. 75th St. Office: 39 E. Houston 
St., New York, N. Y. 

BARBOUR, Edward Livingston, reader and 
lecturer; b. Philadelphia, Pa., July, 1865; 
ed. Phila. pub. schs.; grad. Univ. of Pa., 
Nat. Sch. of Eloc. and Ory. (M.E. and 
B.O.), and Boston Sch. of Ory.; also 
studied Swedish gymnastics, 1 yr. under 
Baron Nils Posse, Boston. Taught at 
Washington & Lee Univ., Lexington, Va., 
and Va. Military Inst., Lexington; was 
apptd. to teach in summer sch. of Univ. 
of Va., but declined; taught in Hollins 
Inst., Va., 1889-91; since 1891 mem. fac- 
ulty Rutgers Coll., New Brunswick, N. J., 
in charge dept. of Eloc. and Ory. Since 
1891, also, taught 2 yrs. at Summer Sch. 
of the South, Knoxville, Tenn.; teaches in 
Sem. of Dutch Ref. Ch. of Am., lectures at 
Drew Theol. Sem., Madison, N. J., and at 
Nat. Sch. of Eloc. and Ory., Phila, Pa. Has 
written several papers on elocutionary 
subjects; m. Lola Von Diehl. Reader: 
David Copperfield; Nicholas Niekleby; A 
Christmas Carol; A Tale of Two Cities; 
Rip Van Winkle; David Harum; David 
Garrick; The Sky Pilot; Katharine and 
Petruchio; The Rivals. Began Lye. work, 
about 1890, ind.; now under mgemt. Red. 
and St. Address: Rutgers College, New 
Brunswick, N. J. 

BARKER, Edwin L., reader and impersona- 
tor; Chicago corr. for Talent, for several 
yrs.; foimded The Lyceumite, 1902, and 
proprietor and ed. since; sec. I. L. A., 3 
yrs. AiitJior: The Driver. Reader: David 
Copperfield; American Citizen; Peaceful 
Valley; and other monologues. Began 
reading, ind.; was mem. Edward Maro 
Combination, 1893; listed with Mut., 
1899; now ind. Address: Steinway Hall, 
Chicago, 111. 

BARKLEY, James R., lecturer; &. la.; ed. 
la. schs.; admitted to bar, 1894, Drake 
Univ.; m. Minnie Hanke, 1896. Lecturer: 
with crayon illustrations. Began work, 
1905, ind.; now with Glz. Address: Moul- 
ton, la. 

BARNHILL, John Basil, lecturer and de- 
bater against Socialism; &. Xenia, 111.; ed. 
Univ. of Mich., Ann Arbor, and other 
schools; editorial work in Ireland, 1893- 
6, and in London, 1896-1904. In London 
founded mags. Life and Beauty, and Na- 
tionality. Has written many newspaper 
and mag. articles. Debater: First debate 
at Belfast, Ireland, 1895; began in Amer- 
ica, 1904; issues a standing challenge to 
any Socialist to debate on any essential 
principle of Socialism. Lecturer: On So- 
cialism; also The Divine Mission of 
Music; The Home, the Cornerstone of Civ- 
ilization; Monopoly, the Grave of Na- 
tions. Address: Xenia, Illinois (not X., 

BARRETT, John, lecturer; 6. Grafton, Vt., 
1866; ed. Worcester Acad., Mass., Ver- 
mont Acad, and Dartmouth Coll. (A.B., 
1889; M.A., 1899); taught, Hopkins 
Acad., Oakland, Cal.; asst. ed. Statistician, 
San Francisco; assoc. ed. Telegram, Port- 
land, Ore., 1891-4; U. S. Minister to Siam, 
1894-8; undertook special diplomatic, 
commercial, and exploring investigations, 
Japan, Siam, Korea, Siberia, and India, in- 
cluding 1,000 mile journey on elephants 
through interior Southern Asia; U. S. del. 
2d Pan-Am. Conf., Mexico, 1901-2; 
eommr. -general to Asia and Australia of 
La. Purchase Expn., 1902-3; U. S. Minis- 
ter to Argentina, 1903-4; to Panama, 
1904-5; to Colombia, 1905-6; Director 
Int. Bureau Am. Republics, 1907. Three 
journeys around the world, 1893, 1899, and 
1903; explored Andes mountains for 
1,500 miles, 1906. Dir. several business 
corporations. Unmarried. Avthor: Admira.1 
George Dewey, 1899, Harp. Mag. contr. on 
Asiatic and Latin Am. subjects. Lecturer: 


Panama Canal; The New South America; 
Siam— The Pearl of the Orient; The 
Philippines of To-day; and The New Far 
East. Began lecturing, about 1900; most 
of lectures for clubs, chambers of com- 
merce, and other civic organizations; was 
listed with SI. Address: Care State De- 
partment, Washington, D. C. 

BARTON, George Hunt, lecturer; 6. Sud- 
bury, Mass., July 8, 1852; ed. Maynard 
High Sch.; Warren Scientific Acad., 
Woburn, Mass., 1874-6; gi'ad. Mass. Inst. 
Technology, 1880 (S.B.); m. Eva May 
Beede, Stow, Mass., Sept. 18, 1884. Asst. 
in drawing, Mass. Inst. Technology, 1880- 
1; asst. on Hawaiian govt, survey, Hono- 
lulu, 1881-3; asst. in geology, Mass. Inst. 
Technology, 1883-4; asst. prof, geology 
there until 1904; same, Boston Univ. until 
1904; now curator Teachers' Sch. of 
Science, Boston; was asst. geologist U. S. 
Geol. Survey; was mem. 6th Peary expn. 
to Greenland, 1896; traveled in Europe, 
1901; has written many geological 
papers; mem. Boston Soc. of Natural His- 
tory, Nat. Geog. Soc; Geol. Soc. of 
America, Boston Scientific Soc, Arctic 
Club, Nat. Forestry Assn., Mass. Forestry 
Assn.; Alpine Club of America, Harvard 
Travelers' Club; was pres. Appalachian 
Mountain Club, 1903-4. Lecturer: on 
popular science, and travels in Hawaii and 
Greenland. Began lecturing, 1893, Boston, 
ind. ; since ind; lectures in Mass. only. 
Address: 16 Lexington Ave., Cambridge, 

BASS, Listen D., lecturer; 6. Florence Co., 
S. C, Mar. 10, 1854; ed. Patrick Milit. 
Acad., S. C; Furman Univ., S. C; Sn. 
Bapt. Theol. Sem., Louisville, Ky.; Univ. 
of Chicago (D.D., Ph.D.).; m. Alice Rut- 
ledge, Summerton, S. C, 1881. Pres. for 
time of Sn. F. Univ. and Achilles Acad., 
now pastor, Indianapolis, Ind. Lecturer: 
Our Brother in Black; The American 
Idea; The New Woman; Gladstone; Woo- 
ing, Wooed and Won; The Safe Side; The 
Constitution. Began lecturing, 1891. 
Address: Lexington Ave., Indianapolis, 

BATCHELDER, Leon C, musician; b. Bar- 
ton, Vt.; ed. Boston, Mass. Musician: 
Flute and piccolo soloist. Began Lye. 
work, 1902, under Red., with Unity Con- 
cert Co.; with Nell Ames Horr Concert 
Co., 1903-4; Boston Comedy Orchestra, 
1904-5; Boston Orchestral Co., 1905-6; 
Boston Concert Co., 1906-7; all under Red. 
mgemt. Address: Barton, Vt. 

BATTEN, James Hoffman, lectvirer; h. Au- 
burn, N. J., May 8, 1866; ed. pub. schs. 
and newspaper office; in., 1st, Julia H. 
Sharp, Camden, N. J., 1887; 2d, Carrie L. 
Davison, Keyport, N. J., May 10, 1899; 
Prohibition candidate for N. J. Legisla- 
ture and Cong, from 111. Mag. contr. 
Meth. pastor, 1891-1905, holding pastor- 
ates, Asbury Park and Matawan, N. J., 
and Peoria, Macomb, and Abingdon, 111.; 
since 1905, pastor Cong. Ch. of Christ, 
Valley City, N. D. Lecturer: The Higher 
Expansion, or The Kingship of Ideals; 
Abraham Lincoln, Commoner; The Ridge 
of Destiny; Alfred the Great; The Soul 
of Anglo-Saxon Genius; The Immortal 
Nation; The Imperial Book (a series of 
Bible lectures for Chaus. ) . Began Avork, 
1904-5, with Mut. and Ch.; since listed 
with Ch., Co., Col., C, Mut., Lab. Ad- 
dress: 623 Sixth Ave., Valley City, N. D. 

BATTING, Ethel Munro, reader: mono- 
logues, dramatic and humorous. Address: 
100 A Main St., Maiden, Mass. 

BATTIS, William Sterling, reader; 6. Che- 
mung, 111.; ed. Chicago and Boston; reed, 
degree, Boston Sch. of Expression; m. 
Hattie E. Gardner, Chicago, 1879; Prof. 
rhetoric and physical culture, Colby 
Univ., Waterville, Me., 1889-91; on stage, 
1892-1900; taught at Balatka Musical 
Coll., Chicago. Writes sketches for own 
use on platform. Reader: Interpreter of 
Dickens; monologues; Nicholas Nickleby; 
Oliver Twist; Micawber. Lecture-recitals : 
Dickens as a Reformer; Dickens as a 
Humorist; Dickens' Schools; Dickens* 
Child Studies; Life Portrayals from 
Dickens ( costume ) . Began Lye work, 
Boston, 1889, as reader with Louise Bald- 
win Concert Co., imder Red.; did local 
work near Chicago, with Laura Dainty 
Pelham; has given full time since 1903; 
listed with Internat. Address: 6637 Nor- 
mal Ave., Chicago, 111. 

BEAUCHAMP, Lou J., lecturer; b. Jan. 14, 
1851, Cincinnati, 0.; self-educated; in 
newspaper work, Cincinnati, 0., Ft. 
Wayne and Lafayette, Ind. ; Hamilton and 
Dayton, 0.; telegraph, news and literary 
ed. Cincinnati Daily Star, 1871; toured 
Europe, 1891; m. Mellie Gardner, Hamil- 
ton, 0., 1877. Autlwr: Sunshine, 1879, 
Dix., 15 eds.; This, That and the Other, 
1885, Dix.; What the Duchess and I Saw 
in Europe, 1892, B. & W. Lecturer: Take 
the Sunny Side; The Age of the Young 
Man; Mistakes, or The Blunders of Hu- 
manity; Third-Class People; New Ideas 



on an Old Subject. First lecture, 1877, on 
temperance; toured England, U. S., Can., 
as temp, lecturer; 1900, under Mut.; since 
listed with Mut., N. Dix., Ch., Ant., Lab. 
and G. W. Since 1877, lectured 7,000 
times, and traveled 1,000,000 miles. Ad- 
dress: 714 Sycamore St., Hamilton, 0. 

BEDE, J. Adam, lecturer; b. on farm, Lorain 
Ck>., 0., 1858; ed. pub. sclis.; Oberlin, 0., 
and Tabor Coll., la.; taught in country 
sch.; became reporter; then U. S. Mar- 
shall for District of Minn. Elected to 
Cong., 1902, from Duluth Dist.; returned 
1904; married. Lecturer: This Yankee 
Nation; Our Country, Its Problems and 
Progress; Civilization, Its Cause and Cure. 
Has been political campaign speaker since 
1886; lecturer since about 1890, ind., es- 
pecially at Chaus.; now listed with Red. 
Address: Pine City, Minn. 

BEECHER, Isabel Garghill, reader; 6. 
Mineral Ridge, 0.; grad. Northwestern 
Sch. of Orv.,^1891; taught in State Nor- 
mal Sch., Spearfish, S. D., 1891-2, and in 
Northwestern Sch., 1892-8; m. Leonard 
Thurlow Beecher, Aug. IS, 1898. Inter- 
preter: of the masterpieces of litera- 
ture, as : the Shakespearean comedies ; the 
Browning monologues and dramas; the 
great novels as Life's Teachers; the de- 
velopment of the drama, ill. by the vocal 
rendering of five great dramas. Began 
reading, ind., 1895; ind. until 1899; since 
listed Avith SI., Inter., and Bry. ; now with 
SI. Address: Upper Montclair, N. J. 

BEHYMER, Linden Ellsworth, musical and 
bureau manager; &. Batavia, 0., Nov. 5, 
18G2; ed. Shelbyville, HI., High Sch.; book 
critic and dramatic writer for Caxton 
Pub. Co., Cliicago, 111.; m. Menettie 
Sparks, Highmore, Dak., Jan. 3, 1886. 
Bureau manager: Founder and pres. of 
L. E. Behymer Lyceum and Musical Bur., 
1891, at first handling only the best- 
known musicians and lecturers, as Melba, 
Eames, Paderewski; since 1901, has done 
general Lye. booking, though still making 
a specialty of celebrities; manager lecture 
course, Shelbyville High Sch., 1880-2; or- 
ganized Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, 
1896, and managed it since; mgr. Los An- 
geles Philharmonic course, since 1898. 
Bur. is affiliated with G. W. and SI., and 
operates over Pacific Coast and South- 
west. Residence: 623 S. Carondolet St. 
Office: 403-4 Mason Theatre, Los Angeles, 

BEHYMER, N. S., treasurer L. E. Behymer 
Lyceum and Musical Bureau since organi- 

zation. Address: 404-7 Mason Opera 
House, Los Angeles, Cal. 

BEILHARZ, Noah, entertainer; b. Colum- 
biana Co., 0.; ed. Mt. Hope Coll., 0., and 
King's Sch. of Ory., Pittsburg, Pa.; m. 
Jane Hudson, Flint, Mich., May 23, 1904. 
Entertainer: The Hoosier Schoolmaster; 
Rip Van Winkle; Damon and Pythias; 
misc. Began Lye. work, in Mo., 1901, aa 
impersonator, with Ideal Entertainment 
Co.; since with same co. and alone; now 
mem. Beilharz Entertainers, consisting of 
self and wife. Address: Leetonia, O. 

BELDEN, Laura Marion (Miss), reader; b. 
Central N. Y.; ed. Emerson Coll. of Ory., 
Boston, Mass. Reader: of short storiea, 
poems, and monologues. Began Lye. 
Avork, 1901, with Red.; since listed with 
Red. and Brt. ; has worked with companies 
and alone, mostly in local work. Address: 
14 Charnwood Road, W. Somerville, Mass, 

BELL, H. W., secretary Behymer Lyceum 
and Musical Bureau, since organization. 
Address: 404-7 Mason Opera House, Loa 
Angeles, Cal. 

BENGOUGH, John Wilson, reader, cartoon- 
ist, lecturer; b. Toronto, Apr. 7, 1851; ed. 
dist. and grammar schs., Whitby, Ont.; m. 
Helena Siddall, Toronto, June 30, 1880. 
Reporter with Whitby Gazette, and, 1872- 
3, Toronto Globe. Founded Grip, 1873. Au- 
thor: Motley, Br., 1895 ;In Many Keys, Br., 
1902; The Up-to-Date Primer, F. and W., 
1896. Has written several comic operas, 
as Bunthorne Abroad, produced, Toronto, 
1887. Newspaper contr. Entertainer: 
Reads own poems and character sketches, 
and draws colored crayon sketches of local 
characters. Lecturer: Prohibition, Single 
Tax, etc. First ent., Toronto, 1874, ind. 
Since listed with Internat., Sh., Al., Ship., 
and ind. (in Can.). Address: 66 Charles 
St., Toronto, Ont., Can. 

BENHAM, Fred C, Bureau manager; 6. 
Winnebago, HI., 1869; ed. Northwestern 
Univ., Evanston, 111. (B.S.) ; trav. in Cen- 
tral Am., 1905. Bureau manager: Asso- 
ciate mgr. Mutual Lye. Bur., Chicago, 111., 
since 1900. Was agt. for F. A. Morgan 
in 111. and Wis., 1899. Address: Winne- 
bago, 111. 

BENNETT, Alice Ethel (Miss), reader; 6. 
Phila., Pa.; ed. pub. schs., and Boice Sch. 
of Expression, Phila.; was pres. of class. 
Girls' Normal Sch. and v.-p. Dram. Fort- 
nightly Club of Boice Sch. of Expression. 
Reader: Monsieur Beaucaire; Mary 



Stuart; Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage 
Patch; The Bath Comedy; Silas Marner; 
Everyman; and misc. programs. Began 
Lye. work, 1896, Phila., with Chrl.; since 
listed with Chrl., Lab., B. & S. and Ant. 
Is teacher of eloe. and physical expression 
for Chans. Address: 505 S. 44th St., 
Phila., Pa. 

BENNETT, William Rainey, 6. Cynthiana, 
Ind., 1869; ed. Union Christian Coll., 
Merom, Ind. (A.B., 1893); Univ., of Chi- 
cago Theol. Sem. (B.D., 1898); reed. 
Ph.D. from Univ. of Chicago, 1898; m. 
Ethel Clark, Clarinda, la., 1898. Pastor 
Porter Memorial Ch., Chicago, 1897-8; of 
Darlington, Wis., Cong. Ch., 1899-1904; 
of Marion, Ind., Cong. Temple since 1904. 
Newspaper confer. Lecturer: The Man 
Who Can; The Master Thought; The 
Tragedy of the Ten-Talent Man; America 
at its Noon Day. Began work, 1900, as 
lecturer and tenor soloist, with Mut. ; 
since listed with Mut. and Ent. L. Ad- 
dress: Marion, Ind. 

BEN-OLISL, Florence, entertainer and lec- 
turer; b. in Spain; lived some years in N. 
Africa, in England for 4 yrs.; in Italy, 4 
yrs.; in Palestine, 6 yrs., associated with 
father in missionary work. Entertainer: 
with 30 local assistants, presenting scenes 
of life in the Holy Land; Village Life; 
Desert Life; City and Shepherd Life. 
Lecturer: The Covenants of Friendship of 
the Orient; The Blood Covenant; Jerusa- 
lem and the Jews of To-day; Prophecy 
Fulfilling in Palestine. Began lecturing 
on Palestine, 1900, ind.; since ind. and 
listed with 81. and Bry. ; Cliau. work 
managed by Dav. and A. C. Folsom. Has 
filled over 1,500 engagements. Address: 
Ann Arbor, Mich. 

BEWTLEY, Charles E., bureau manager; &. 
Des Moines, la.. May 5. 1866; ed. Simpson 
Coll., Indianola, la. (Ph.M., 1897). 
Bureau manager: Gen. ragr. Chicago Lye. 
Bur., Chicago, 111.; Co-operative, Omaha, 
Neb.; Columbian, St. Paul, Minn.; and 
Coit, Cleveland, O. Org. Co-operative 
Bur. at Carroll, la., 1898; then moved it 
to Omaha; now stockholder in all four 
affiliated Bureaus. Address: 705 Orches- 
tra Eldg., Chicago, lil. 

BESTOR, Arthur Eugene, lecturer; b. Dixon, 
111., May 19, 1879; ed. Wayland Acad., 
Beaver Dam, Wis., and Univ. of Chicago 
(A.B., 1901); trav. in Europe. 1902; m. 
Jeanette Louise Lemon, Bedford, Ind., 
Mar. 24, 1905; prof, history and political 
science, Franklin Coll., Franklin, Ind., 

1901; how lecturer in political science, 
Univ. of Chicago; asst. gen. dir. Chau. In- 
stitution since 1905. Lecturer: on history 
and political science. Began lecturing, with 
Cli. Univ. Ex., 1903; since with same. 
Address: 5496 Cornell Ave., Chicago, 111. 

BIBLE, George Potter, reader and lecturer; 
b. Bellefonte, Pa.; ed. Pa. State Coll. and 
Bucknell Univ. (A.M.); grad. Nat. Sch. 
Eloc. and Ory., Phila., Pa. in. Sarah 
Bradley, Bellefonte, Pa., 1885; lay reader 
in Episc. Ch., Indiana, Pa.; teacher in 
Lock Haven, Pa., Normal Sch., five yrs.; 
of Indiana, Pa., State Normal, two yrs.; 
prin. Stroudsburg, Pa., State Normal Sch., 
nine yrs.; now asst. prin. Nat. Sch. Eloc. 
and Ory., Phila. Author: Acadian Ro- 
mance; Historical Sketch of the Aeadians. 
Reader: Shakespeare. Lecturer: Life and 
Opportunity; Fads; The Progress of 
the Century; also gives Inst, lectures 
en pedagogy, literature and oratory. Be- 
gan work, 1885, reader and impersonator, 
ind.; later Inst, instructor; since listed 
with Bry., Brt., Lib., Ent. L., B. and S.; 
has filled over 1,500 engagements. Mem. 
of firm, Bible and Scorer, Lyceum reps. 
Address: 5025 Race St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

BICKLE, Robert, musician; &. Woodstock, 
Ontario, Can., Jan. 10, 1881; ed. Wood- 
stock High Sch. (Honors) ; studied sing- 
ing 3 yrs. with Harold Jarvis, and 2 yrs. 
Avith Chas. White; m. Miss Martha 
Philena Powell, Feb. 1, 1906; was Choir 
Director and tenor soloist Knox Ch., 
Woodstock, 1903-4; soloist Central, First 
Meth., 1900-1; soloist, St. Paul's Ch.; 
soloist Second Presn. Ch., Detroit, 1902- 
3; M'as leading tenor with Francesca da 
Rimini Co., 1904-5; Musician: Tenor 
soloist. Began Lye. work, 1902, with 
Mich. Musical Exchange, of Detroit; since 
ind. with an agt. Is mgr. Robert Bickle 
Concert Co., org. 1905. Address: Wood- 
stock, Ontario, Can. 

BICKLE, Mrs. Robert (Martha Philena 
Powell), soprano; b. Logansport, Ind., 
July 6, 1881; ed. Chicago, 111.; studied 
singing under Karleton Hackett, Chicago, 
and Oscar Saenger, New York; was 
medallist at Am. Conservatory of Music; 
soloist at churches in Logansport, Ind., 
Indianapolis, and N. Y.; soloist for Theo- 
dore Thomas Orchestra; m. Robert 
Bickle, Feb. 1, 1906. Began Lye. work, 
1902, Chicago, ind.; now mem. Robert 
Bickle Concert Co. Address: Woodstock, 



BEC6, Jacob (Harry Morphet), magician; 
6. Phila., Pa.; ed. Lancaster, Wis.; mem. 
State Fencibles of Pa.; married. Magician 
and musician: Began Lye. work with 
Ch.; since listed with B. & S., N". Dix., 
Met. Was mem. Morphet & Stevenson 
Ck).; now mem. Morphet & Smith Co. 
Address: 1929 N. 31st St., Phila., Pa. 

BIGELOW, Edward Fuller, lecturer (nature 
study subjects) ; h. Colchester, Conn., Jan. 
14, 1860; ed. Bacon Acad., Colchester; 
Taylor Univ. (A.M., Ph.D.); Biological 
Laboratories of Yale, 1896-7; Cold Spring 
Harbor, L. I., 1899; Nature Study Schs. 
of Coll. of Agr., Kingston, R. I., 1899; 
Marine Biol. Laboratory, Woods HoU, 
Mass., 1900-1; and Cornell Univ. m. 
Mary Augusta Pelton, Portland, Conn., 
July 2, 1882; Nature and Science editor, 
St. Nicholas Magazine, since 1900; for 
three yrs. ed. Popular Science, N. Y. ; for 
eight yrs. ed. The Obsen-er, naturalist 
mag.; ten yrs. prin. pub. schs.; eight yrs. 
ed. dailies; two yrs. pres. Conn. Editorial 
Assn.; dir. depts. biol. sciences, Castle 
Boarding Sch. for Young Ladies, Tarry- 
town, N. Y., since 1900; and at Macken- 
zie Sch. for Boys, Dobbs Ferry, N. Y., for 
two yrs.; instr. in nature pedagogy at co. 
teachers' insts., S. C, Pa., W. Va., Mich., 
O., Ind., Cal., Del. Mem. A. A. A. S.; 
Brooklyn Inst. Arts and Sciences, N. Y. 
Micros. Soc, Audubon Soc. of Conn.; in- 
ventor chemical tablets for artificial nu- 
triment of plants, 1901; special scientific 
expert on honey bees and fancy rabbits. 
Author: How Nature Study Should be 
Taught, 1904, H. N. E.; Walking, A Fine 
Art, 1906, Cass. Lecturer: on all phases 
of the natural world. Began, 1886, ind. 
Nature lecturer, N. Y. Bd. of Education, 
Martha's Vineyard Inst, for Teachers, 
Women's Clubs, Private Schools. Listed 
with Pnd., Brt. and ind.; has given over 
1,000 lectures. Address: Stamford, Conn. 

BIGELOW, Poultney, lecturer; ft. New 
York City, Sept. 10, 1855; grad. Norwich, 
Conn., 1873; and Yale, 1879 (M.A.); ed. 
Paris, London, Berlin; studied law 
at Columbia Univ., 1882, but gave up law 
for journalism. Has traveled three times 
around world, studying mainly tropical 
colonization in Java, Philippines, New 
Guinea, Australia, China, Japan, Corea, 
Russia, South and North Africa, West 
Indies, South America, Panama, Europe. 
Corr. for London Times during Spanish- 
Am. War. Hon. Mem. Royal Artillery 
Inst., Woolwich, Eng., Royal United Ser- 

vice Inst, of London; West Point Army 
Mess; Ethnological Soc, London; Fellow 
Royal Geog. Soc, London; life mem. 
Royal Geog. Soc, Am. Geog. Soc, N. Y. 
Hist. vSoc, Am. Polit. Science Assn.; 
del. cf Am. Geog. Soc. to Intemat. Cong., 
Berlin, 1900; del. of U. S. to Internat. 
Cong, on tropical and colonial expansion, 
Belgium, 1905. Author: The German Em- 
peror and His Neighbors; Paddles and 
Politics down the Danube; The Border- 
land of Czar and Kaiser; History of the 
German Struggle for Liberty; White 
Man's Africa; Children of the Nations. 
Lecturer: Discussions of our national 
problems; travels; military systems of 
different countries; modern German his- 
tory and tendencies. Lecturer on Nat. 
Expansion, law dept., Boston Univ., 
1905; has been listed with Pnd., Brt., 
Red. Address: Maiden on Hudson, N. Y. 

BINGHAM, Eleanor, lecturer; ft. Platteville, 
Wis.; ed. Cliieago, 111.; m. George Bing- 
ham, Dubuque, la.; traveled in Europe, 
1906, and conducted art classes in the 
Louvre, Paris, for 2 months; hon. mem. 
North Side Art Club, Cliicago, 111. Lec- 
turer: on Art and Literature. Began Lye. 
work in Chicago in 1892, for women's 
clubs, ind.; ind. until 1903, when listed 
with SI.; since ind. and with SI. Address: 
36 Bellevue PI., Chicago, 111. 

BINGHAM, Ralph, entertainer; 6. Rich- 
mond, Va., Aug. 2, 1870; ed. on R. R. 
trains by father, and by private tutors. 
First public appearance, Richmond, Va., 
Aug. 2, 1877, immediately followed by 
twenty-three others. Toured South as 
Boy Orator, and North, in 1879. Traveled 
in every State and territory in the U. S., 
and in Canada, Cuba and Mexico. Has 
filled 8.000 engagements; over 150 in 
Philadelphia alone. Has been listed with 
Mut., Red., Alk., N. Dix. Founder, first 
and fourth Pres. of I. L. A. Work con- 
sists of humorous monologues, songs, vio- 
lin and piano solos. Is Chau. platform 
director. Address: Tioga, Phila., Pa. 

BLACK, Samuel Charles, lecturer; h. Monti- 
cello, la., Sept. 6, 1869; ed. Clarinda, la., 
pub. schs.; Parson's Coll., Fairfield, la. 
(B.A., 1892; M.A., 1898); McCormick 
Theol. Sem.. Chicago (grad. 1898). Has 
been telegraph operator; in banking bus. 
three yrs.; ordained to Presbyterian min- 
istry, Chicago Presbytery, 1897; held pas- 
torates, Kewanee, Chicago and Clinton, 
111., where he is now pastor; m. Grace 
Westcott, Clarinda, la. Lecturer: The 



Industrious Idler; American Literature; 
Washington Irving; Ralph Waldo Emer- 
son; Henry W. Longfellow; Nathaniel 
Hawthorne; Oliver W. Holmes; James 
Russell Lowell; American Humor, with 
Samples; Modern Palestine; Island Life 
in the Mediterranean. Preacher: Neglect 
Not the Gift; Daniel Purposed in His 
Heart. Began work, 1893, with Dav.; 
since ind. Addi'ess: 510 N. Center St., 
Clinton, 111. 

BLANCH ARD, Frank Leroy, lecturer; 6. 
Lewiston, Me., June 12, 1858; ed. Lewis- 
ton; grad. Bates Coll.; m. Mrs. Louise M. 
Bricker, New York, Mar. 9, 1887. Began 
journalism as reporter with New York 
Tribune, 1882; since has been ed. and 
owner New Britain, Conn., Daily Herald, 
city ed. N. Y. Telegraph, asso. ed. Even- 
ing Telegram, Sunday ed. Daily News. Is 
a v.-p. of N. Y. Press Club; now con- 
nected with Hampton Advertising Co. 
Contr. to Printer's Ink, and other adver- 
tising publications. Lecturer: The Mak- 
ing of a Newspaper; The Wonders of New 
York; L^nderground New York. Began 
Lye. work, Oct., 1901, for Board of Edu- 
cation, N. Y., ind.; since ind. Address: 
105 E. loth St., N. Y. Cy. 

BLANCHAED, Frederic Mason, reader; ft. 
Williamstown, Vt., Mar. 15, 1807; ed. 
Goddard Sem., Barre, Vt.; Oberlin Coll. 
(Ph.B., 1893; A.M., 189G), and Emerson 
Coll. of Ory., Boston; m. Susie Kendall, 
Biddeford, Me., 1897; is asst. prof, public 
speaking, Univ. of Chicago, and prof, of 
pulpit ory., Qiicago Theol. Sem. Author 
(with S. H. Clark): Practical Public 
Speaking, Scr., 1898. Header: The Plays 
of Shakespeare. Began Lye. work, 1898, 
ind.; since ind. Address: 6034 Ingleside 
Ave., Chicago, 111. 

BLOOD, Samuel Thompson, entertainer; b. 
Hagerstown, Md., Jan. 30, 1861; ed. pub. 
schs., Pepperell, Mass., and Lawrence 
Acad., Groton, Mass.; m. Ella Francis 
Richardson, Pepperell, Mass., Feb. 23, 
1887. Entertainer : humorous stories, dia- 
lect readings and impersonations. Began 
Lye. work, 1893, with Hub Bur., Boston; 
since listed with Lynn, Dunne. Hath., and 
Red. Works with wife, as Beacon Enter- 
tainers. Address: Concord Junction, Mass. 

BOK, Edward, lecturer; 6. Helder, Holland, 
Oct. 9, 1863; came to U. S., 1869; ed. 
Brooklyn pub. schs.; stenographer with 
Western Union Telegraph Co.; Henry Holt 
& Co., 1884-5; Scribner's, 1885-8; ?n. Mary 

Louise Curtis, Oct. 22, 1896; ed. The La- 
dies' Home Journal since 1889; v.-p. Cur- 
tis Publishing Co. Author: The Young 
Man in Business; Success ward; The 
Young Man in the Church. Mag. contr. 
Lecturer: The Humorous Side of an Edi- 
tor's Life; The Keys to Success. Lender 
mgemt. Ch. Home: Merion, Pa. Address: 
The Ladies' Home Journal, Philadelphia, 

BONE, William Alexander (Bill Bone), 
reader; b. on farm. Rock Creek, 111., 1869; 
ed. pub. pchs. ; coimtry sch. teacher; m. 
Florence D. Black, Petersburg, 111., Sept. 
16, 1903. Render: Of own verses of sim- 
ple, quaint and homely life. Began Lye. 
work, 1900, 111., ind.; since listed with 
Chi. Address: Clinton, 111. 

BONSALL, Bessie (Mrs. George Barron), 
contralto; ft. Canada; studied oratorio in 
Eng.; was mem. Ovide Mu&in Concert 
Co., 2 yrs.; engaged at Savoy Theatre, 
London, 2 yrs., playing in Gilbert and 
Sullivan operas; toured with Sousa's 
Band; mem. Katharine Ridgeway Concert 
Co., 1905-6. Address: 22 Charles St., 
Toronto, Canada. 

BOOTH, Maud Ballington (n6e Charlea- 
worth), lecturer; b. Limpsfield, Surrey, 
Eng.; ed. Bellstead, Suffolk, Eng.; m. 
Ballington Booth, London, Eng., Sept. 16, 
1887; with her husband, was Conir. Sal- 
vation Armj^, in U. S., 1887-96; since 
1896, Pres. with him, of Vols, of Am. 
Anthor: Branded, Ran., 1897; Look Up 
and Hope, Ran.; Sleepy Time Stories, 
Put., 1899; Lights of Childhood, Put., 
1901: After Prison— \^Tiat ? ; The Qirse of 
Septic Soul Treatment; Wanted — ^Anti- 
septic Christians. Lecturer: on her work 
in the prisons. Began lecturing about 
1898; since listed with SI. Residence: 
Montclair, N. J. Offlce: 38 Cooper Sq., 
New York Cy. 

BORCHERDING, William H., Bureau mana- 
ger; b. Guttenberg, la., May 15, 1876; ed. 
Carroll, la. Bureau manager: Sec. Co- 
operative Lye. Bur., Omaha, Neb.; operat- 
ing in la., Neb., Kan., Mo., Okla. and Col. 
Began work, 1901, as asst. in office of Co. 
Address: Bee Bldg., Omaha, Neb. 

BOWDEN, Charles Leonard, stereopticon 
lantern operator; 6. Ogdensburg, N. Y. 
ed. Valparaiso, Ind., Univ. (Ph.G., 1898) 
m. Katharine May Ertz, Aug. 23, 1900 
was expert photographer traveling for 
Fastman Kodak Co., 1892-6; trav. in 
Europe, 1900. Began Lye. work, 1898, as 



agt., and, 1899, as lantern operator with 
Katharine Ertz; since operator for Mrs. 
Bowden's lectures. Began Lye. work, 
ind.; with Cli., 1903; since with Lab., Ch., 

C, Col., Co. Address: Valparaiso, Ind. 

BOWDEN, Katharine Ertz, lecturer; ft. 
Annawan, Ind., Sept. 20, 1876; grad. 
1897, Valparaiso Univ. (B.S.) ; »(. Charles 
L. Bowden, Aug. 23, 1900; trav. in Europe, 
1900. Lecturer (with still and motion 
pictures) : Paris and the Exposition; A 
Trip to Oberammergau and the Passion 
Play; A Pictorial Story of Hiawatha; 
Christ in Art. Began Lye. work, ind., 
1899; listed with Ch., 1903; since booked 
by Lab., Ch., C, Col., Co. Address: Val- 
paraiso, Ind. 

BOYD, George Sloan, asso. mgr. Brockway 
Bureau; ft. Slate Lick, Pa., Oct. 1, 1876; 
m. Jessie Mae Adams, Avalon, Pa., June 
16, 1903. Bureau manager: asst. mgr. 
Bry. since 1906. Began Lye. work, 1895, 
as canvasser for Bry.; sales agt., 1896- 
1906. Address: 328' Matilda St., Pitts- 
burg, Pa. 

BOYER, Thomas Alexander, lecturer; 6. in 
111., 1862; ed. Eureka Coll., 111. (A.M., 
1888); Gen. Evangelist, Ch. of the Disci- 
ples, 1888-96; pastor First Christian Ch., 
Stockton, Calif., 1897-1903; Oakland, 
Calif., 1903, to present time. Lecturer: 
The New Renaissance; What Time Is It, 
and Where Are We? Popular Fallacies; 
The Wliite Man's Burden; Measure for 
Measure; The To-morrow of America. 
Began lecturing in 1898, with B. and V.; 
since listed with Th., B. and V., and Mut. 
Address: Oakland, Calif. 

BOYLE, Ackland Lord (Von Boyle), lec- 
turer and entertainer; ft. New York Cy., 
Sept. 10, 1851; ed. at home and Bible 
Coll., N. Y. Cy., 1882-5; was newsboy in 
1865; in civil service at Washington, 
1868-71; stenographer, reporter and 
teacher of stenography, in Washington, 

D. C, and Phila., Pa., 1872-6; joined 
Ford's Stock Theatrical Co., Washington, 
1876; toured U. S. and Can. as star of 
own Co., 1879; retired from stage, 1880; 
ordained Bapt. minister, 1885; Evangelist 
and Supt. of Missions for Bapt. Council, 
Chattanooga, 1904-1906; m. Miss Mary 
Freeman, Washington, D. C, 1872. 
Author: Ever So Far Away. Humorous 
writer on staff of N. Y. Fireside Com- 
panion, 1872; humorous writer for other 
mags.; has written several farces. Lec- 
turer-entertainer: Use and Abuse of 

Humor; Temperance Program; Ever So 
Far Away Entertainment; The Humorom- 
eter; Hunioropathy; Ropeholders. Dis- 
covered the Humorometer, 1885. Began 
Lye. work, 1869, ind. and with adv. agts.; 
dropped work while on stage; began 
work again, 1880, with Pnd., St., and 
Ant.; since listed with same and Chi. 
Address: 108 Fulton St., N. Y. City. 

BOYNTON, Juanita (Miss), reader; ft. Mon- 
mouth, 111., 1878; ed. Monmouth High Sch. 
and Emerson Coll. of Ory., Boston. 
Reader: Misc. Began Lye. work, 1899, as 
reader with a ladies' co., ind.; with Wes- 
leyan Male Quartet, 1903-5, listed with 
A. L. U., since 1900; head of Juanita 
Boynton Concert Co., since 1905, under 
A. L. U. mgemt. Address: Monmouth, 111. 

BREHM, Marie Caroline (Miss), lecturer, 6. 
Sandusky, 0., June 30, 1859; ed. San- 
dusky pub. schs., 1866-77, and at home. 
Candidate on Prohibition ticket, 1902, 
1904, for trustee, Univ. of 111.; National 
Supt. of Franchise, W. C. T. U., 1896- 
1902; asso. -supt. since 1902; pres. 111. 
W. C. T. U. since 1902. Contr. to 
temperance mags, and papers, and writer 
of pamphlets. Lecturer: The Woman 
Question; Equal Opportunities; The Com- 
ing Victory; The World's Outlook; The 
Little Swiss Republic; Frances E. Wil- 
lard; A Great Concept of God; The Light 
of the World; Christus Regnet. Began 
lecturing for W. C. T. U., 1891. Nearly 
all work for W. C. T. U., although listed 
by Ch. Bur. Apptd. spl. lecturer on 
scientific temperance by Presn. Ch., 
1906. Address: 6341 Eggleston Ave. 
Office: 1114 The Temple, Chicago, 111. 

BRIDGES, Samuel Russell, Pres. Alk. Lye. 
System; ft. Ellaville, Ga.; ed. Emory Coll., 
Oxford, Ga., and Columbia Univ. (grad., 
1902); won first prize in Phoenix Story 
Contest, Emory Coll., 1899. Pres. Lees- 
ville Coll., S. C, 1895-7. Became agt. for 
Alk., 1898, worked summers until 1901, 
thus paying for Coll. course. Mgr. lecture 
course, Emory Coll., 1898-1900. Gen. 
Mgr. Alk., 1902-5; Pres. since 1905. 
Operations cover all South, especially At- 
lantic coast States. Address: Atlanta, Ga. 

BRIDGMAN, Herbert Lawrence, lecturer; ft. 
Amherst, Mass., May 30, 1844; ed. Am- 
herst pub. schs., Acad, and Coll. (A.B., 
1866; A.M., 1869; hon. A.M., 1904); m. 
1st, Melia Newhall, Amherst, Mass., 1868; 
2d, Helen Bartlett, New York, 1887. 
Journalist since 1864; mem. Am., Royal, 



Nat. and Phila. Geog. Socs.; sec. Peary 
Arctic Club; a founder Am. Alpine Club; 
mem. exec, council Psi Upsilon Fraternity 
since 1887; historian Peary Auxiliary 
Expdn. to N. Greenland, 1894; asst. Prof. 
Libbey in scaling Mesa Encantada, N. M., 
1897; in command Peary auxiliary 
expdns., ss. Diana, 1899, and ss. Erik, 
1901, to N. Greenland and Ellesmere Land; 
explored Sudan and Uganda, 1905. Au- 
tfior: Africa from Sea to Center, 1905. 
Lecturer: The Arctic; Louisiana Purchase 
Exposition; Lewis and Clark Exposition 
Cent.; Africa from Sea to Center. Began 
Lye. work, 1900, Zanesville, 0., with 
McC; since listed with St. Address: 604 
Carlton Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

BRIGGS, Harlan Paul, bass soloist; ft. Bliss- 
field. Mich., Aug. 17, 1879; ed. Univ. of 
Mich., Ann Arbor, Mich. ( LL.D. ) ; m. 
Mary Brockway, Allen, Mich., Apr. 15, 
1905; has trav. through U. S. and Can. 
Began Lye. work, as soloist with Univ. of 
Mich. Glee Club for 2 yrs.; 1902-4, mem. 
of Patricolo Concert Co., under SI.; 1904- 
5, bass soloist and mgr. Fadette Woman's 
Orchestra, under Br. and SI.; 1905, went 
into opera, appearing in Sleeping Beauty 
and the Beast; in Lye, now, for Chau. 
work only; mem. Comvis Club. Has been 
listed with SI., Br., Red., Sn. Address: 
Reading, Mich. 

BRIGHAM, Nat Maynard, lecturer; ft. 
Saxonville, Mass., Mar. 8, 1856; ed. 
Natick, Mass.. High Sch., Phillips Exeter, 
N. H. Acad., Harvard Univ. (A.B., 1880). 
Was on 'Varsitv Crew 4 yrs., and tenor 
soloist of Harvard Glee Club, 1876-80; in 
Boston Custom House, 2 yrs.; mem. of 
Apollo Club, Boston, 2 yrs.; went to 
Omaha, 1885; Utah, 18'90; served on 
Western Nat. Dem. Comm., Chicago, last 
Cleveland campaign, having charge of dis- 
tributing campaign literature for the 
West; U. S. Marshal, Utah Territory, in 
last Cleveland administration; Warden, 
Utah Penitentiary; Sch. Trustee Salt 
Lake Citv Sch. Board, 1897; Pres. Sons 
of Am. Rev. of Utah. 1895-6; m. Mrs. 
Luella C. Young, Salt Lake City, 1894. 
Lecturer: The Grand Canyon of Arizona; 
The Apache Warpath; Utah and Mormon 
Commonwealth; The Men Who Won the 
West; From Coronado to Kit Carson. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1900, ind., in N. E.; ind. 
until 1905, when listed with Mid.; since 
with Mid. Address: Glen Ellyn, 111. 

BRIGHTBILL, Edwin Funk, lecturer; b. 
Palmyra, Pa., Aug. 28, 1862; ed. Witmer's 

Acad., Palmyra; High School, Lebanon, 
Pa.; Palatinate College, Myerstown, Pa.; 
Univ. of Minn., Minneapolis, Minn.; Dick- 
inson College Sch. of Law, Carlisle, Pa. 
(LL.B.), and School of Expression, Bos- 
ton, Mass. Elected leader, debating team 
U. of M.; prin. High Schools and 
Supt. Pub. Schs., in Pa., Minn., N. Dak., 
and in Mont.; instr. and condr. Teachers' 
Insts.; admitted to Cumberland Co., Pa., 
Bar, 1896. Trav. in U. S., Manitoba and 
the Can. Northwest. Editor: edited and 
conducted educational depts. in local news- 
papers, throughout his teaching career; 
contr. to ed. jours. Lecturer mid enter- 
tainer: for the Platform; A Bright Bill 
of Fare; Condensed Cream Avith Direc- 
tions; A World Without a Fence; Minis- 
terial Mirth; The American Navy; Monu- 
mental Battle Fields; Can We Beat the 
Dutch?; Bald Heads, Red Heads, and 
Others; for Humane Society meetings: 
The Equine Smart Set — Dan Patch, Lou 
Dillon, Cresceus, Sweet Marie, Jim Key, 
and our mutual friend. Old Dobbin; for 
Y. M. C. A. men's meetings : Cliristian 
Citizenship; Literary Beauty of the 
Bible. Has given over 1,700 lectures. 
Gave 1st lectures at joint teachers' inst. 
of Harrisburg, Pa., and Dauphin Co., Pa., 
at Harrisburg, 1882-3, ind.; since ind.; now 
inider mgemt. Justin J. Bradshaw & Co., 
Boston, Mass. Address: 12 Huntington 
Ave., Boston, Mass. 

BRISTOL, Dr. Frank Milton, lecturer; ft. 
Orleans Co., N. Y., Jan. 4, 1851; ed. pub. 
schs., Kankakee, Rockford, Galena, 111.; 
grad. Northwestern Univ., Ph.B., 1877 
(A.M., D.D.): m. Nellie Frisbie, Morgan 
Park, 111., 1878. Pastor Meth. Episc. chs. 
in Chicago, including Trinity, Grace, 
Wabash Ave. and First Ch., Evanston, 
111.; now pastor Metropolitan Ch., Wash- 
ington, D. C. ; 3 times mem. gen. conf. 
Meth. Episc. Conf. Autlior: Providential 
Epochs; The Ministry of Art; Shake- 
speare and America. Lecturer: Brains; 
and other lectures. Address: 330 C St., 
N. W., Washington, D. C. 

BRITT, George W., Bureau manager; &. 
Port Cliester, N. Y., Dec. 12, 1867; ed. pri- 
vate sch., and Park Inst., Rye, N. Y.; m. 
Ida G. Law, Arlington, Mass., July 5, 
1905. Genl. Secy, and Phys. Dir. Y. M. 
C. A.'s. Lake Geneva, Wis., and Flint, 
Mich.. 1888-92; traveling agt. for Red., 
1892-1903; org. Brt., 1904, then covering 
N. E. only, while still working for Red.; 
severed connection with Red., 1905; now 



covers entire country. Org. Bostonia Sex- 
tette Club, 1898, and other orgna. since. 
Residence: Winthrop Beach, Mass. Office: 
6 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 

BROCKWAY, John E., Bureau manager; b. 
Orangeville, O., Jan. 14, 1843; ed. district 
sch., and Mt. Union, 0., Coll.; was pri- 
vate in Union army during Civil War; m. 
Nancy A. Crawford, Dec. 26, 1867; has 
been ruling elder Presn. Ch., 25 yrs. 
Bureau manager: Pres. and Mgr. Brock- 
way Lect. Bur. since 1893. Managed lect. 
course, Greenville, Pa., 1886-9; agt. for 
SI.. 1889-93, in Pittsburg, Pa.; org. Bry., 
1893, covering States between Ind. and 
N. E. and north of Va. Address: 6101 
Penn Ave., Pittsburg, Pa. 

BROOKS, Fred Emerson, reader; b. Waver- 
ly, N. Y.; grad. Colgate Univ., Hamilton, 
N. Y. ; in., in Arizona, Emma Tregidgo, of 
England, 1884; lived in San Francisco, 
1873-91; returned to New York, 1891. 
Author: Battle Ballads, 1886, Shaw; San 
Francisco; Johnie Doubter, 1899; Santa 
Claus' Minstrels, 1900; Coronation of 
King Kris Kringle, 1901; Utah; Exhul- 
tana; Yankee Doodledum; The Cattle 
Prince; Zargo, all pub. by Tul. Mer. ; Old 
Ace and Other Poems, 1894; Pickett's 
Charge and Other Poems, 1903; Father 
Goose Melodies, 1906, all pub. by Forb. 
Contr. of much verse to mags.; has writ- 
ten librettos of comic opera. Reader: of 
ovsTi poems, humorous, dialect, dramatic. 
Began Lye. work, ind., in San Francisco; 
listed with D. W. Robertson, N. Y. Cy.; 
then with Cen. and afterwards A. L. U. 
Has filled about 3,500 engagements. 
Address: 564 W. 182d St., N. Y. Cy. 

BROOKS, William Robert, lecturer; b, 
Maidstone, Eng., June 11, 1844; ed. Eng- 
land, Darien, N. Y., and Marion, N. Y.; 
reed. M.A. from Hobart Coll. and D.Se. 
from Hamilton Coll.; m. Mary E. Smith, 
Edwardsburg, Mich., Oct. 15, 1868. 
Founded Red House Astronomical Obser- 
vatory, Phelps, N. Y., 1874; its dir. until 
1888, there discovering 11 comets; in 
charge Smith Observatory, Geneva, N. Y., 
since 1888; since has discovered 14 addi- 
tional comets (many of these discoveries 
made with telescojje of own construc- 
tion) ; prof, of Astronomy, Hobart Coll. 
since 1900. Has won over $1,000 in 
prizes for astron. discoveries; 8 medals 
from Astron. Soc. of the Pacific; and 
Lalande medal, Paris Acad, of Sciences. 
Fellow A.A.A.S., Royal Astron. Soc; 
mem. British Astron. Soc; has trav. in 

England, Australia, U. S. Contr. to 
astron. and scientific publications. Lee- 
turer: Wonders of Wireless Telegraphy; 
Discovery of Radium, and its Marvelous 
Properties ; The Wonders of the Heavens ; 
Our Celestial Neighbor the Moon; Comets 
and Meteors, all ill. by stereopticon, 
charts, and apparatus. Began lecturing, 
1861, ind.; ind. until 1884, when listed 
with Red.; since with St., Red., and Lab. 
Address: Smith Observatory, Geneva, N. Y. 

BROOMELL, Jeannette Turner, reader and 
impersonator : Madame Butterfly; original 
monologues and child sketches; misc. 
readings from Riley, Field, Burnett, Ste- 
venson, Barrie, Kipling, Allen, Stephen 
Ci'ane, Harris, Dunbar, and others; has 
trav. in concert company; now works 
mostiv in Phila. and its vicinitv. Address: 
1933 Wallace St., Philadelphia', Pa. 

BROUNOFF, Platon, musician and lecturer 
on music; b. Elizabethgrad, Russia, May 
10, 1863; ed. Elizabethgrad, Warsaw 
Acad, of Music, St. Petersburg Imperial 
Conservatory, and studied with Rubin- 
stein; was conductor Russian Imperial 
Orchestra; of Russian Choral Society, 
Russian Musical Soc, N. Y.; Ladies' Con- 
cordia Soc, People's Male Chorus, and 
others; m. Anna Rombro, New York, Apr. 
20, 1900. Came to U. S., 1891; settled in 
New York; since then teacher of voice 
and piano, conductor, pianist, singer and 
lecturer. Has composed a cantata, " The 
Angel; " also The Russian Village; Flower 
Garden; Dew of the Morn; Songs of Free- 
doDi; all pub. by Dit.; Songs of Israel; 
The Torch of Liberty; The Russian Mar- 
seillaise. Author: Czar Nicholas Becomes a 
Jew; Moses, Jesus and George Washington. 
Is the only representative in Amer. of Rus- 
sian Modern School of composers; founder 
and pres. of Liberal Art Soc. Musician: 
pianist and baritone. Lecturer: Recitals 
on Russian Life and Music; Jewish Music; 
Folk Songs; Wagner and Strauss. Began 
work for^New York Board of Education; 
since worked for same, for other Boards, 
and for clubs. Address: 251 E. Broadway, 
N. Y. Cy. 

BROWN, Hallie Quinn (Miss), lecturer and 
reciter; b. Pittsburg, Pa.; ed. Wilberforce 
Univ., Wilberforce, 0. (B.S., 1873; M.S., 
1890); C. L. S. C. grad. of 1886. Dean 
Allen Univ., S. C, 1885-7; of Tuskegee 
Inst., Tuskegee, Ala., 1892-3; Prof. eloc. 
Wilberforce Univ., 1900-3. Taught on 
Sonora Plantation, Miss., Yazoo City, 
Miss., Dayton, 0. (four yrs.). Mem. and 



lecturer of British Woman's Temperance 
Assn.; mem. W. C. T. U. of America. 
Mem. Royal Geog. Soc, Edinburgh, Scot- 
land, and Internat. Woman's Cong., Lon- 
don, Eng., 1899; Pres. O. State Federation 
of Women's Clubs. Author: Bits and 
Odds, 1880, Chew. Lecturer: The Progress 
of Negro Education and Advancement in 
America since Emancipation; The Status 
of the Afro-American Woman Before and 
Since the War; Songs and Sorrows of the 
Negro Race; The Life-Work of Frederick 
Douglass, Slave, Freeman, Orator, Editor, 
and Emancipator; Negro Folk-Lore and 
Folk-Song; My Visit to Queen Victoria 
and Windsor Castle. Reciter: Miscel- 
laneous. Began Lye. work, 1874, N. Y. 
Cy., as lecturer and reciter, ind.; since 
ind. and with agts.; 1894-1900, lectured in 
Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, 
France, appearing before Queen Victoria, 
1899; entertainer at the Princess of Wales 
dinner to the London poor children, 1897. 
Was one of seven mems. to form first 
British Chau., Pwllheli, N. Wales, 1895; 
lectured at the Grindelwald Conf., Switz- 
erland, 1895. Address: Homewood Cot- 
tage, Wilberforce, 0. 
BROWN, Milton W., lecturer; &. Mt. Eaton, 
O., 1873; ed. Ohio Wesleyan Univ. (B.A.) ; 
Wooster Univ.; Harvard Grad. Sch.; 
Emerson Coll. of Ory. ; Lane Sem. Has 
degrees. M.A.; M.Sc; B.D.; m. Edith M. 
Witt, Cincinnati, 0., Apr., 1904. Pastor 
Westwood Presn. Ch., five yrs.; and of 
Central Ch., Cincinnati, 0., until 1906. 
Lecturer: The Superfluous Man; Bars of 
Gold. Began work, 1900, with Inter.; 
since listed with Inter., A. L. U., Dkn. 
Address: Cincinnati, 0. 

BRUEACHER, L E., musician; h. Columbus, 
0., Jan. 14, 1853; ed. Columbus, 0.; m. 
Tena Knoderer. Fob. 11, 1874, Columbus, 
0. Musician: Second tenor with Apollo 
Male Quartet since 1884. Began Lye. 
work, 1874, Cincinnati; listed with Sh., 
1894; quartet now ind. Was mem. Apollo 
Mixed Quartet. Address: 258 N. 14th St., 
Columbus, O. 

BRUCE, Wallace, lecturer; &. Hillsdale, 
N. Y., Nov. 10, 1844; grad. Hudson River 
Inst., 1863. Yale, 1867; m. in 1870. En- 
gaged in literary work since 1868; U. S. 
Consul at Edinburgh, Scotland, 1889-93; 
hon. pres. Shakespeare Soc. of Edinburgh, 
Scotland. Author: The Land of Burns, 
1878; The Yosemite, 1879; From the Hud- 
son to the Yosemite, 1884; Old Homestead 
Poems, 1887; The Hudson Panorama, 

1888; In Clover and Heather, 1889; 
Here's a Hand, 1893; Wayside Poems, 
1894. Lecturer: Womanhood in Shake- 
speare; Robert Burns; Wit and Humor; 
Washington Irving; A Great Century. 
Has given many memorial addresses; 
gave Burns anniversary' addresses at Ayr, 
Edinburgh and Kilmarnock, Scotland, and 
at Boston, Hartford and Chicago. Listed 
with St. and B. & S. Pres. of the Fla. 
Chau.. De Funiak Springs, Fla. Address: 
267 Stuyvesant Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

BRUNER, Frank C, lecturer; 6. Switzer- 
land Co., Ind., 1848; ed. Westfield Coll., 
111. (A.B.); trooper, 1863-5, and promoted 
for gallantry in Hood cajnpaign; Chaplain- 
in-chief of G. A. R., Buffalo, N. Y., 1897; 
cl^aplain 3d 111. Inf., Spanish-Am. War; 
?». Miss Clementine Smith, Marshall, 111., 
1874; now pastor Oakwood Union Ch., 
Chicago. Aiifior: Is preparing: Pulpit 
Blossoms, or The Preacher's Garden; a ro- 
mance. Lecturer: A Drama, a Romance 
of Religion; The Brown Button; Uncle 
Billy and Aunt Harriet; The Evolution of 
the Man of Galilee; The Sunrise and Sun- 
set of an Empire; From the Tan Yard to 
the Stars; The New Athens; The Tree of 
Liberty; The Picture Gallery of the Rock- 
ies; Virginia's Uncrowned King. Began 
Lve. work, 1895, under SI., giving ad- 
dresses on special occasions; since listed 
Avith SI.. G. W., Win., Glz.; now ind. with 
own ast. Address: 6348 Stewart Ave., 
Chicago, 111. 

BRUSH, Edwin, madcian; h. Boone Co., 
111.. ]\lnr. 21. 1873; ed. Belvidore and 
Bvron. 111., pub. schs., and Rockford, 111., 
Bus. Coll.; m. INTaud C. Doubler, Rockford, 
111., May 1, 1893. Mnpician: doing many 
Oriental tricks; ventriloquism; also eccen- 
tric cr^medy. Began Lye. work, 1902. un- 
der Glz.; since listed with Glz., Chi., Red., 
Rice. Col., Co. Address: 411 15th Ave., 
May word. 111. 

BRUSHINGHAM, John P., lecturer; h. New 
Yrrk. 1855; ed. Allegheny Coll., Mead- 
v'-lle. Pa.; Northwestern Univ., Evanston, 
111. (A. P., M.A., D.D.); m. Lillia S. Nor- 
ton. Olenn. N. Y., 1881; has trav. in 
Furore 3 times; was delegate *o Ecumeni- 
cal Conf., London, Eng.; now pastor First 
Meth. Fpisc. Ch., Chicago, 111. Author: 
,4ogT(»?sive Evangelism, Meth. Lecturer: 
His Mniesty, the American Citizen; From 
the Cleaver to the Throne; Ourselves and 
Others Began lecturing, 1904. with SI.; 
si'iee lisfpd with Glz. and SI. Address: 
831 Millard Ave., Chicago, HI. 



BRYAN, William Jennings, lecturer; ft. 
Salem, 111., Mar. 19, 18G0; ed. AVhipple 
i^cad.; grad. 111. Coll., Jacksonville (vale- 
dictorian), 1881 (A.M., 1884); Union 
Coll. of Law, Chicago, 1883; m. Mary E. 
Baird, Perry, 111., Oct. 1, 1884. Practiced 
law, Jacksonville, 111., 1883-7; since then 
at Lincoln, Neb.; mem. Congress, 1891-5; 
ed. Omaha World-Herald, 1894-6; delegate 
Nat. Dem. Conv., 1896; wrote the silver 
plank in its platform, made a notable 
speech, and was nominated for Pres. of 
U. S.; reed. 176 electoral votes against 
271 for William McKinley. Raised, May, 
1898. 3rd regt. Neb. vol. inf. for war 
against Spain, becoming its col. Again 
nominated for Pres., 1900, by Dem., 
Populist and Silver Rep. convs.; imper- 
ialism was declared by the platform to be 
the paramount issue; he made an active 
canvass, but was again defeated, receiving 
155 votes against 293 for McKinley. Af- 
ter the election est. weekly political mag.. 
The Commoner. Author: The First Bat- 
tle; Under Many Flags; also many mag. 
and newspaper articles. Is now publish- 
ing book, " The World and Its Ways," a 
compilation of articles written during re- 
cent trip around the world. Lecturer: 
The Prince of Peace; The Value of an 
Ideal; and on the political and economic 
questions of the day. Lectured on bimet- 
alism, 1897-8; active in Lye. work, since 
1005; listed with SI. Address: Lincoln, 

BUCKLEY, James Monroe, lecturer; 5. Rail- 
way. N. J., Dec. 16, 1836; ed. Pennington, 
N. J., Sem.. and at Wesleyan Univ. (A.M., 
D.D.; also LL.D., Emory and Henry Coll., 
Va.) : studied theolosrv at Exeter, N. H.; 
joined N. H. Conf. Meth. Episc. Ch., 1859; 
trav. in Europe, 1863; pastor in Detroit, 
1863; Brooklyn. 1866; pastor in vicinity 
of N. Y. until 1880; ed. N. Y. Christian 
Advocate, since 1880. Author: Oats or 
Wild Oats; Faith Healing; Cliristian 
Science and Kindred Phenomena; Chris- 
tians and the Theatre; The Land of the 
Czar and the Nihilist; Travels in Three 
Continents — Europe, Asia, Africa; History 
of ]\Tethodism in the United States; Ex- 
temporaneous Oratory for Pi-ofessional 
and Amateur Speakers; Supposed Mira- 
cles. Lecturer: Peculiarities of Great 
Orators; Self -Unmade Men; Strange 
Phases of Human Nature. Has been listed 
with St., B. & S., and other Burs. Address: 
150 5th Ave., N. Y. Cy. 

BUKER, Frank E., lecturer; &. Richmond, 
Me., 1857; ed. Litchfield Acad., Litchfield, 

Me.; studied 3 yrs. with Prof. Alden, of 
Emerson Coll. of Ory., Boston; trav. 
through Europe and Palestine; m. Addie 
M. Walker, Claremont, N. H., 1900. 
Lecturer: Palestine; Egypt; other lec- 
tures on travel, and on archseology, all ill. 
Began Lye. work, 1890, ind.; has been 
listed with Wh. and Lab. Address: Abing- 
ton, Mass. 

BUNDICK, William Thomas, lecturer; 6. 
Feb. 15, 1847; ed. privately; m. Kate S. 
Ames, Accomack Co., Va., Jan. 8, 1868. 
Author: Bundick's Lectures, 1904, J. & G. 
Lecturer: American Citizenship; The Blot 
on the Civilization of the Twentieth Cen- 
tury; Personal Responsibility; Old 
Theoricus; The Inquest; Belshazzar's 
Feast; Git, Grit, and Gumption. Began 
lecturing, 1894, ind.; since ind., mostly in 
chs., and with N. D. Address: Onancock, 

BURCH, Franc Adele (Miss), reader; 6. 
Livingston Co., ]\Iich.; ed. Detroit Sch. of 
Eloc. and Dramatics, and Albion Coll. 
Taught sch. for 5 yrs. Reader: Mrs. 
Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch ; The Man 
Without a Country; The Christmas Carol; 
The Volunteer Organist; Enoch Arden; 
The Spanish Gipsy; The School for Scan- 
dal; An Evening from American Fiction. 
Began Lye. work, 1896, ind.; since ind.*<; 
and listed with Lab. and Det. Address: 
503 Madison Apartments, Detroit, Mich. 

BURCHIT, James Albert, lecturer; h. Edgar 
County, 111.; ed. Edgar Collegiate Inst., 
National Normal Univ.. and Glasgow Nor- 
mal Sch.; reed. B.S., 1886; Ph.B., 1887; 
Ph.D.. 1896: m. 1st, Jessie Howard, Paris, 
111., 1888; 2d, Zona AViley, Casey, 111., 1892; 
is officer in 111. Annual Conf. of Meth. 
Episc. Ch.; is pastor Kumler Meth. Episc. 
Ch., Springfield, 111. Lecturer and autoharp 
soloist: Having Your Fortune Told; The 
Spider and the Fly; Jack, the Giant- 
Killer. Began lecturing, 1884, ind.. and 
with Mut.; now ind. Address: Springfield, 

BURDETTE, Robert Jones, lecturer; &. 
Greensboro, Pa., July 30, 1844; removed 
in boyhood to Peoria, 111.; ed. pub. schs.; 
private 47th 111. vols., 1862-5; was on sev- 
eral newspapers, Peoria. 111.; later asso. 
ed. Burlington, la., Hawkeye, where made 
reputation as humorist; then on Brooklyn 
Eagle. Licensed minister Bapt. Ch., 1887; 
ordained and called to ministry of Temple 
Bapt. Ch., Los Angeles. Cal.. 1903. Mem. 
Am. Archseol. Soc, Am. Social Science 
Assn. Author: Hawkeyetems; Rise and 



Fall of the Moustache; Innach Garden; 
Life of William Penn; Sons of Asaph; 
Chimes from a Jester's Bells. Lecturer: 
Good Medicine; Dimity Government; Ad- 
vice to a Young Man; Rainbow Chasers; 
A Twice-Told Tale; Sawing Wood. Began 
lecturing, 1876, Keokuk, la.; since listed 
with Red.; now ind.; has filled nearly 
4,000 engagements. Address: Pasadena, 

BURGDERFER, Clarence L., entertainer; h. 
Carson City, Mich., Dec. 5, 1877; ed. 
Lansing, Mich.; m. Mable Martin, Read- 
ing, Mich., Sept., 1899. Reader and im- 
personator: gives misc. programs from 
poetry and prose of present day. Began 
work, 1900, as reader with Hillsdale 
Coll. Glee Club; booked by the Col. Bur., 
1902-3; since ind. Address: Battle Creek, 

BURGESS, William, lecturer; b. Norwich, 
Eng., 1843; ed. Norwich; trav. in Europe, 
U. S. and Can.; lecturer and Sec. Nat. 
Assn. for Abolition of State Regulation of 
Vice, England, 1875-80. Author: Land, 
Labor and Liquor, Br.. 1887; The Bible in 
Shakespeare, Win., 1904; The Religion of 
Ruskin, Win., 1906. Cong, minister: 
Canada, 1885; Mich., 1890; Canton and 
Mendon, 111., 1892-8; Chicago, 1899-06, 
retiring for exclusive lecture work. 
Lecturer: The Soul of Shakespeare; 
Genius and Character of Shakespeare; 
The Women of Shakespeare; The Mer- 
chant of Venice; Measure for Measure; 
Hamlet; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet; 
Shakespeare and the Bible; John Ruskin 
— The Nineteenth Century Prophet _ and 
Apostle. Began lecturing, 1875, ind.; 
since ind. Address: 6822 S. Park Ave., 
Cliicago, 111. 

BURGTORF, Olga. lecturer and singer; h. 
New York, N. Y., Apr. 25, 1869; grad. 
N. Y. Normal Coll.; m. E. August Burg- 
torf. New York, July 18, 1889. Lecturer: 
giving lecture-song-reeitals; Typical Folk 
Songs of Various Nations (in costume) 
and Nationality in Music. Sings Canni- 
bal. Hawaiian, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, 
Polish, Russian, Bohemian, Indian, Tyro- 
lean, and other songs characteristic of 
different nations. Began Lye. work, 
1898, ind. and with Pnd. and Mrs. Char- 
lotte Babcock; since with Pnd. Address: 
116 Morris Park Ave., Bronx, N. Y. 

BURKE, Lily E. (Miss), reader; studied pro- 
fessionally, in Chicago; presents, as an 
evening's specialty, a series of five 
sketches illustrating the evolution of a 

woman from child to bride; also. The 
Story of the Other Wise Man; Guinevere; 
Scenes from The Maid of Orleans; Scenes 
from Mary Stuart; Down the Stream; A 
Paradox; Higher Culture in Dixie; The 
Coming Out of Miss Cummings; The 
Green-Eyed Monster. Address: New 
Smyrna, Fla. 
BURRELL, Percy Jewett, reader; 6. Boston, 
Feb. 10, 1877; ed. N. E. Conservatory of 
Music, Boston (B.O., 1897), and Boston 
Univ. Author: Oratory in the Public 
Schools. Reader: dramatic and humorous. 
Has trav. with M. I. T. Glee Club as 
reader, Apollo Glee Club, and several 
others; with Boston Univ. Glee Club since 
1897, and University Quartet since 1898. 
Listed with Brt., Etn., Hath., and others. 
Began Lye. Avork, 1897. Address: 708 
Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass. 

BUSHNELL, Albert, lecturer; h. Salisbury, 
Vt.. 1847; ed. Williams Coll., Union Theol. 
Sem.; D.D. from Park Coll. and Drury 
Coll., 1895; trav. in S. Am., 1867-8; m. 
Margaret Curie, York Mills, N. Y., 1875; 
was pastor Tabernacle Ch., St. Joseph, 
Mo., 10 yrs.; and of Clyde Cong. Ch., Kan- 
sas City, Mo., 5 yrs. Lecturer: Chariots 
of Fire and The New Democracy. Began 
lecturing, about 1890, ind.; since ind. and 
listed with Mid. and Cen. Address: 2111 
E. 13th St., Kansas Gty, Mo. 

BURTON, Richard, lecturer; ft. Hartford, 
Conn., Mar. 14, 1859; grad. Trinity Coll., 
Hartford (A.B.; A.M.; Phi Beta Kappa, 
1900; L.H.D., 1903); Ph.D., Johns Hop- 
kins, 1887; m. Mrs. A. R. Parkhurst, Lon- 
don, Eng., Oct. 7, 1889. Taught Old Eng- 
lish, Johns Hopkins, 1888; mag. ed. N. Y. 
Churchman, 1888-9; trav. in Europe, 
1889-90; asso. ed. Warner's Library of the 
World's Best Literature, 1897-9. Prof. 
English Literature, Univ. of Minnesota, 
1898-1902; ed. Lothrop Pub. Co., 1903-4; 
professorial lecturer on English literature, 
Univ. of Chicago, 1902-6; has trav. in 
Europe 3 times; since 1906. Prof, of Eng- 
lish literature, Univ. of Minn. Author: 
Dumb in June (poems), 1895; Memorial 
Day (poems), 1897; Literary Likings 
(essays), 1898; Lyrics of Brotherhood 
(poems), 1899; Song of the Unsuccessful 
(poem), 1900; Life of Whittier (in Bea- 
con Biographies Series), 1900; Forces in 
Fiction (essays), 1902; Message and 
Melody— A Book of Verse, 1903; Literary 
Leaders of America, 1904; Rahab: A 
Poetic Drama, Holt, 1906; The Modern 
Novel, Holt, 1906. Lecturer: The Modern 



Novel; The Modern Drama; Charles 
Dickens; Robert Browning; Robert Louis 
Stevenson; also on other literary sub- 
jects. Began lecturing, Hartford. Conn., 
1890, ind.; ind. until 1906; now with 
Pnd.; has filled about 2,000 engagements. 
City address: Univ. of Minnesota, Minne- 
apolis, Minn. Summer address: Walpole, 
N. H. 

BUTLER, Florence Higgins, reader; 6. Fran- 
cesville, Ind.; ed. Valparaiso Univ. (LL.B., 
A.M.), Emerson Coll. of Cry., Chicago 
Conservatory of Music, and with S. H. 
Clark, of Chicago, and George Riddle, Bos- 
ton; m. Harold L. Butler, Valparaiso, Ind., 
18i>9. Has taught eloc. and ory. in Val- 
paraiso Univ., Valparaiso Law Sch., and 
in Syracuse Univ. Reader: dramatic, giv- 
ing misc. programs or whole books or 
plays. Began Lye. work, ind., 1899, Val- 
paraiso; since ind. Address: Valparaiso, 

BUTLER, Nathaniel, lecturer; b. Eastport, 
Me., May 22, 1853; grad. Colby Univ., 
1883; m., 1st, Florence R. Sheppard; 2nd, 
Lillian M. Googins, Chicago, Dec. 12, 1903. 
Prof. English literature, Chicago Univ. 
until 1886; prof. Latin, Univ. of 111., 
1886-9; prof. English literature, 1889-92; 
dir. of Univ. Extension, Univ. of Chicago, 
1892-5; del. Univ. of Chicago to World's 
Congress on Univ. Extension, London, 
1894; pres. Colby Coll., 1895-1901; prof. 
Univ. of Chicago since 1901. Author: 
Bellum Helveticum (Latin text-book, 5th 
edn.), 1900. Wrote: Article on Univer- 
sity Extension, Universal Ency., 1901; 
Former and Present Conditions in Educa- 
tion, 1901 ; monograph on the study of 
Latin, 111. State Teachers' Assn., 1888; 
philos. and ednl. articles and reviews. 
Lecturer: on education and literature. 
Began Lye. work, 1891, ind., and with Ch. 
Univ. Ex.; since with no other Bur. 
Address: 5601 Madison Ave., Chicago, 111. 

BUTTERWORTH, Harry T., musician; 
studied voice with Frank P. Webster, 
Chicago; was watchmaker; org. Schiller 
Quartet, listed with Mut., 1902; bass with 
Schiller Quartet, 1902-5; org. own co., 
1905, under N. Dix. and Mut.; since with 
Harry T. Butterworth Co. Address: 719 
Kimball Hall, Chicago, 111. 

BYRNES, Thomas P., lecturer; h. Jersey 
City, N. J., Mar. 16. 1861 ; ed. Ft. Edward 
Inst.; Oberlin Coll., Oberlin, 0.; Meadville 
Theol. Sch.. Meadville, Pa.; m. 1st, Bertha 
Weber, Meadville, Pa., 1888; 2d, Ida Orr, 
Mercer, Pa., 1902. Since 1886, pastor of 

churches in Geneva, 111.; Humboldt, la.; 
Manistee, Mich. ; Geneseo, 111.; Kalamazoo, 
Mich., and Erie, Pa., his present pastorate. 
Lecturer: Wendell Phillips; Nature's Mas- 
terpiece; The Bright Side of Life. Began 
lecturing about 1890, ind.; since listed 
with Dkn. and S. L. A. Address: 714 W. 
Ninth St.. Erie, Pa. 

CABLE, George Washington, reader; &. New 
Orleans, Oct. 12, 1844; ed. pub. schs. (hon. 
A.M., D.L., Yale, Washington and Lee, 
Bowdoin ) ; served in 4th Miss. Cavalry, 
C. S. A., 1863-5; clerk in cotton-factor's 
office; reporter on New Orleans Picayune, 
1865-79; since 1879 devoted to literature; 
m., 1st, Louise S. Bartlett, New Orleans, 
Dee. 7. 1869; 2nd, Eva C. Stevenson, Nov. 
24, 1906. Founded, 1887, the Home Cul- 
ture Clubs — a system of small clubs de- 
signed to promote more cordial relations 
between divergent ranks of society. 
AutJwr: Old Creole Days; The Gran- 
dissimes; Madame Delphine; The Creoles 
of Louisiana; Dr. Sevier; The Silent 
South; Bonaventure; The Negro Ques- 
tion; Strange True Stories of Louisiana; 
John March, Southerner; Strong Hearts; 
The Cavalier; Bylow Hill, all pub. by Scr. 
Reader: of own works. Began platform 
work, about 1883, in Boston; was listed 
with Pnd.; trav. with Mark Twain, 1884- 
5. and with Eugene Field, 1895. Address: 
Northampton, Mass. 

CADMAN, Samuel Parkes, lecturer; &. 
Shropshire, Eng., Dec. 18, 1864; grad. 
Richmond Coll. (London Univ.) in theol. 
and classics, 1889; reed. D.D., Wesleyan 
Univ. and Syracuse Univ.; and Ph.B. from 
Illinois Wesleyan Univ.; m. Lillian E. 
Wooding, Buxton, Eng., 1889; w^as pastor 
Metropolitan Temple^ N. Y., 1895-1900; 
Central Cong. Ch., Brooklyn, since 1900. 
Trustee Washington Univ.,- Wichita Coll., 
Adelphi Coll., Brooklyn, Brooklyn Inst. 
Arts and Sciences. Lecturer: The' Puritan 
in Two Worlds; The Poet of Democracy; 
The Modern Babylon; Abraham Lincoln; 
Lord Macaulay; William E. Gladstone; 
Jane Austen; George Eliot; Sir Walter 
Scott; Robert Louis Stevenson. Began 
Lye. work, 1896, under Red.; since listed 
with Red. Address: 2 Spencer PL, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

CAFFIN, Charles Henry, lecturer; 6. Sit- 
tingbourne, Kent, Eng., 1854; ed. Oxford 
Univ. (B.A., 1876); engaged in scholastic 
and for 6 yrs. theatrical work; m. Caro- 



line Scurfield, 1888. Came to U. S., 1892; 
engaged in decoration dept., World's 
Columbian Expn.; was with Harper & 
Bros, as art critic Harper's Weekly, and 
one of art critics N. Y. Evening Post; art 
critic, N. Y. Sun, 1901-4; late Am. editor 
The Studio; writer on art in various mags. 
Avthar: Photograph}' as a Fine Art, 1901; 
American Masters of Painting, 1902; 
American Masters of Sculpture, by D. P. 
& Co.; How to Study Pictures, 1902, Cent. 
Lecturer: The Relation of Art to Life; 
Realism and Symbolism in Painting; The 
Springtime of the Renaissance; The Sum- 
mer and Autumn of the Renaissance; 
Velasquez and Modern Impressionism; 
Dutch Painting of the Seventeenth Cen- 
tury; French and English Painters of the 
Eighteenth Century; The Artistic Move- 
ments of the Nineteenth Century; The 
Story of Painting in America; Whistler 
and Sargent; American Landscape Paint- 
ers; American Mural Painters; American 
Portrait and Figure Painters; Theatrical 
Art. Began lecturing about 1890, ind.; 
works mainly for clubs, schs. and univ. 
classes; giving lectures singly or in series. 
Address: Mamaroneck, N. Y. 

CAHILL, Isaac Jasper, lecturer; ft. Rich- 
wood. O., Aug. 1, 1808; ed. Hiram Coll. 
and Chicago Univ. (A.B. and A.M.); m. 
Lilian Skidmore, 1888; recording secy. 
Am. Christian Missionary Soc, 1900-2; 
pastor Central Ch. of Christ, Dayton, 0., 
since 1896. Contr. to mags., especially 
religious periodicals. Lecturer: Peter's 
Wife's Mother; The Short Cut; The Book 
Divine; Yoimg Men and Maidens; Hus- 
bands and Wives; Marriage and Divorce. 
Began lecturing, 1901, in O., by invitation 
of courses; since listed with Miss Louise 
A. Francis, St. L.. and ind. Address: Day- 
ton, 0. 

CAMP, Joseph Gartrell, lecturer; &. Doug- 
lasville, Ga., July 31, 18el; ed. Univ. of 
Ga., Athens, Ga. (A.B., 1881); Douglas- 
ville Coll. (A.M., 1890); m. Bessie Den- 
ham, Eatonton, Ga., Dec. 14, 1893. Mem. 
Ga. Legislature two terms, 1890-3. Lec- 
turer: Heroism of Service; The American 
King; Truth and Shams; Daughters of 
Eve. Began lecturing in la., 1901, under 
Red., Mut., and Mid.; since listed with 
same Bureaus; now with Mid. exclusively. 
Address: Eatonton, Ga. 

CAMPBELL, Philip Pitt, lecturer; h. Cape 
Breton, N. S., Apr. 25, 1862; grad. Baker 
Univ., A.B., 1888, A.M., 1891; won 1st 
prize in Kan. State Oratorical Coll. con- 

test; m. Helen E. Goff, Walnut, Kan., 
1892. Admitted to Kan. bar, 1890; Re- 
pub, mem. Congress, 3rd Kan. district, 
1903-7. Was author of resolution for in- 
vestigation of Standard Oil Co. Lecturer: 
The Master of Great Problems; The 
Average American; What of the Repub- 
lic? Began Lye. work, 190.5; listed with 
A. L. U. Address: Pittsburg, Kan. 

CARDIN, Zylla Moore, lecturer and racon- 
teur; 6. Sherman, Tex.; ed. North Tex. 
Female Coll.; m. A. H. Cardin, Sherman, 
Tex., 1894; traveled throughout Europe, 
and Can.; is State (Ky.) Commandant 
Dames of 1846; Nat. Press Corr. Dames 
of 1846; State Delegate League of Ameri- 
can Pen Women; was first v.-p. U. S. 
Daughters of 1812 (of Ky.) Mag. contr. 
Lecturer and story-teUer: The Sound of 
Many Waters; Let's Play Like (for chil- 
dren); Pat and Rastus; Sunshine in 
Dixie; Buttermilk and Cornbread; Chile 
Concarne and Hot Tamales; Love and 
Laughter. Reader: of own stories. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1894, as lecturer, in Edin- 
burgh, Scotland, ind.; since ind. and with 
personal agt. Address: View, Ky. 

CAREY, Alice (Miss), violinist; b. Lapeer, 
Mich.; ed. Lapeer, Detroit, and Paris, 
France; began Lye. work, 1902, violinist in 
Alice Carey Concert Co., listed with Cnl.; 
since listed with same. Address: Lapeer, 

CARLETON, Will, lecturer and reader; 6. 
Hudson. Mich., Oct. 21. 184.5; grad. Hills- 
dale Coll., B.S., 1869 (A.M.; Litt.D.) ; did 
newspaper Avork in Hillsdale, Detroit and 
Chicago; now ed. Every Where, Brooklyn. 
Author: Farm Ballads; Farm Legends; 
Farm Festivals; City Ballads; City Festi- 
vals; Citv Legends; Rhymes of Our 
Planet; the Old Infant,' and Similar 
Stories; Young Folks' Centennial Rhymes; 
Songs of Two Centuries, 1902, Harp. 
Reader: of own poems. Lecturer: on lit- 
erary subjects. Toured Great Britain and 
Europe, giving readings. Began Lye. 
M'ork before 1890. Address: 430 Greene 
Ave. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

CARPENTER, Fanny M. (Mrs. Seymour D. 
Carpenter), lecturer; 6. England; ed. 
England, Switzerland, Germany; trav. all 
over Europe; m. Seymour D. Carpenter, 
Europe. Lecturer: Personal Reminiscences 
of Italy; Legends of Florence; Legends of 
Venice; Venetian Sketches; The Age of 
Dante; Michael Angelo; The History of 
Italian Art; Domestic Life in Ancient 



Greece; The Morris School of Beauty; 
Pre-Historic Man and the Just-So 
Stories; The Cat and the Dog in Modern 
Literature; A Swiss Emigrant to Penn- 
sylvania in 1700; Our Children; Russian 
Novelists; Stephen Phillips, Poet and 
Dramatist; Tales of Canterbury; Mark 
Twain; Mrs. Humphrey Ward; Novelists 
and Dramatists of the Nineteenth Cen- 
tury. Began Lye. work, Chicago, 1902, 
ind.; since with Win., 1 yr.; now ind. 
Address: 5613 Kimbark Ave., Cliicago, 111. 

CARR, Chestora McDonald, reader; b. Perry 
Co., 0., Sept. 15, 1863; ed. pub. sch., New 
Lexington High Sch., Ohio Wesleyan 
Univ., Delaware, 0.; reed, diploma from 
elocutionarv dept. Hillsdale Coll.. Hills- 
dale, Mich.^ 1899; m. John H. Carr, 1884, 
Corning, 0. Since 1899, has taught eloc. 
in Columbus, 0., Rio Grande Coll. and 
Otterbein Univ. Reader: Ben Hur; David 
Harum; The Madigans; The Birds' Christ- 
mas Carol; Julius CiEsar; Going to Rome 
(Bible) ; Enoch Arden (with Strauss 
music); misc. programs; and lecture 
recital: The Comedies and Tragedies of 
Life. Began Lye. work, 1899, ind.; since 
ind. Address: 205 E. Broad St., Colum- 
bus, 0. 

CARSON, R. A., secretary and treasurer 
New Dixie Lye. Bur. since 1904. Address: 
Columbus, Miss. 

CARTER, Charles J., magician: giving Chi- 
nese and Hindoo magic. Has been in 
vaudeville; listed with SI. Address: 516 
Chicago Opera House, Chicago, 111. 

CARTER, Charles Simeon, formerly Bureau 
manager; &. Fairwater, Wis., Mar. 31, 
1846; ed. dist. sch., Ripon Coll., Univ. of 
Mich. (B.S., 1870); Columbia Coll. Law 
Dept. (LL.B., 1879); was in service of 
U. S. Military railways during Civil War; 
now mem. Wis. Commandery Mil. Order 
of the Loyal Legion of the U. S.; m. Mary 
Ella Voorheis. Grand Rapids, ]\Iich., Mar. 
31, 1873; practiced law in N. Y., 1879- 
85; since then in Milwaukee; asst. U. S. 
Dist. Atty., Milwaukee, Wis., 1890-4; is 
mem. IMilwaukee County and Wis. State 
Bar Assns.; directed publication of His- 
tory of Class of 1870, Univ. of ]\Iich., 
1903. Bureau manager: Avas secy. Asso- 
ciated Western Literary Societies, 1868- 
70; supt. and mgr. all Western lecture 
business of Am. Lit. with office at Chicago, 
1870-1; secy, and treas. of Bur., 
1871-82; resigned, 1882; accompanied 
Richard A. Proctor on tour as agt.; and 
has since devoted himself to laAV practice. 
Address: Milwaukee, Wis. 

CARTER, Frances Henderson, dramatic im- 
personator; h. Aquawka, 111.; grad. Mon- 
mouth Coll., Monmouth, 111. (B.S.), and 
Dramatic Dept. Chicago Musical Coll.; m. 
Augustine Peck Carter, Red Oak, la., 1886. 
Won Interstate Coll. Oratorical Contest, 
while at Monmouth Coll.; Dir. Eloc. in 
Episcopal Sch., Helena, Mont.; Dir. 
Helena Dramatic Club; Dir. Eloc. Smead 
Sch., Toledo, 0., 1893-9; in N. Y. Cy. since 
1899. Since 1901, N. Y. Cy. Board of 
Edn. lecturer on Shakespeare's plays; 
v.-p. Manhattan Dickens Club; Dir. study 
dept. Century Theater Club, N. Y.; v.-p. 
N. A. E., since 1903. Impersonator : Mwoh 
Ado About Nothing; The Merchant of 
Venice; King Henry the Eighth; Mac- 
beth; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The 
Blot in the 'Scutcheon; The Spanish 
Gypsy; Christmas Carol; The Cricket on 
the Hearth; An Evening with American 
Fiction; recitals from the Bible, Lowell, 
Longfellow, Aldrich, Tennyson, Kipling, 
Riley, Dunbar, IMacLaren, Burns, ?,Iary 
Wilkins, and misc. programs. Began 
work, ind. at Helena, Mont.; since ind. 
until 1904; since listed with Lab., Mid. 
and McC. Address: 117 W. 58th St., New- 
York City. 

CARTER, William Whitford, lecturer; B. 
Pittington, Eng., Mav 22, 1868; ed. com. 
schs., Eng.; Parsons Coll., la. (B.A., 1891; 
M.A., 1894) ; reed. Ph.D. from Park Coll., 
Mo.; m. Alice Kellogg, Des Moines, la.. 
May 17, 1893; traveled in Europe, 1900 
and 1904. Moderator Rock River, 111., 
Presbytery, 1896; Kansas City Presby- 
tery, 1902; pastor there for several yrs.; 
Comr. Pres. Gen. Assy., N. Y., 1902; and 
Comr. to Pan-Pres. Alliance, Liverpool, 
Eng., 1904. Pastor Madison Ave. Re- 
formed Church, New York City. Author: 
Studies in "Paradise Lost," 1898; Studies 
in the Pentateuch, 1901. Lecturer: John 
Milton, Poet, Puritan and Patriot; Milton 
and His Masterpiece (six lectures) ; The 
Pentateuch ( five lectures ) ; Greenhorns, 
or The Evolution of a ]\Ian; Idols of the 
Market-Place, or Popular Fads, Facts and 
Fancies; The Course of Empire (histori- 
cal, eight lectures). Began Lye. work, 
1898, Rock River Chau., ind.; since ind. 
and with SI. Address: 57th and Madison 
Ave., New York City. 

CART WRIGHT, Charles L. E., lecturer; 6. 
Brady's Bend, Pa., June 25, 1856; ed. 
Western Univ. of Pa., and Waynesburg 
Coll., Waynesburg, Pa. (Ph.D.); m. Mil- 
dred McKee, Armstrong Co., Pa.; now pas- 
tor Meth. Episc. Ch., Braddock, Pa. 



Lecturer: Mistakes Moses Didn't Make; 
The Marble Waiteth; In the School of 
Life; Forces That Develop; Ashes and 
Angel; The Greatness of America; Point- 
ers. Began, 1896, with Lib.; since listed 
with Lib. and Dkn. Address: Braddock, 

CAULFIELD, Anna (Miss), lecturer: Walks 
in Paris, Venice and Florence; Rome, Past 
and Present; Paris, Literary and Artis- 
tic; American x\rt; Mural Art in Amer- 
ica; Golden Age of Italian Art; Municipal 
Art, Arts and Crafts. Began lecturing 
about 1898; makes a specialty of work for 
women's clubs. Address: 4356 Vincennes 
Ave., Chicago, 111. 

CAVENY, James Franklin (J. Franklin 
Caveny), entertainer; b. Newton, Kan.; 
ed. Art Inst., Chicago, 111.; Art Students' 
League, Chase Studio, N. Y. Cy. ; studied 
clay modeling imder Lorado Taft and 
Mulligan at Art Inst., Chicago. Had five 
paintings exhibited at St. Louis Expn.; 
was asst. ed. Sketch Book, Chicago, 111., 
1902; has traveled through U. S. and 
Canada, and Europe, 1905. Entertainer: 
cartoonist, clay modeler, impersonator. 
Began work, 1895, with Cen., as cartoon- 
ist and lecturer; since with A. L. U. 
(winter) and Dav. (summer). Address: 
3539 Wallace St., Qiicago, 111. 

CHAFFEE, Frank McClure, lecturer and 
Bureau manager; ?>. near Galesburg, 111., 
Feb. 14, 1867; ed. Cornell Coll., Mt. Ver- 
non, la. (A.B.) ; m. Orpha B. Pettit, Grin- 
nell. la., June 20, 1905. Lecturer: The 
Stringed Instrument Called Speech; Days 
of Our Years; Lean Folks. Began Lye. 
work, 1899, ind.; with Mid., lCOl-5; with 
Ch., C, Col., Co. since 1900. Bureau 
Manager: 1905-6, v/as mgr. Mid. circuit; 
mgr. Sn. Dept. of Ch., at St. Louis, Mo.; 
now partner in Ch. Address: 6022 Mon- 
roe Ave., Chicago, HI. 

CHAMBERLAIK, Grace (Miss), dramatic 
reader; 6. Worcester, Mass., 1868; ed. 
Emerson Coll. of Ory., Boston, and other 
schs. Reader: King Reng's Daughter; 
Candida; Pygmalion and Galatea; Gris- 
elda; A Tale of Two Cities; Lueretia 
Borgia; Judith of Bethulia; Gareth and 
Lynette; Guinevere; Queen Mary; Pippa 
Passes; In a Balcony; Paracelsus; Saul; 
The Ring and the Book; The Taming of 
the Shrew; The Winter's Tale; Othello; 
Macbeth, and misc. programs. Began 
reading, 1897, ind.; since ind. and with 
Brt. Works largely for women's clubs, 

and schs. Lecturer: on Browning, Emer- 
son, and the modern poets and dramatists. 
Address: 27 Maple Ave., Cambridge, INIass. 

CHANDLER, Walter M., lecturer; h. in Ky.; 
grad. from Univ. of Va. (A.B. ); grad. in 
law from Ann Arbor; studied constitu- 
tional law in Heidelberg; is a practicing 
lawyer of the New York Bar. Author: 
The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's 
Standpoint (to be published, Jan. 1, 
1907). Lecturer: The Trial of Jesus from 
a Lawyer's Standpoint; and others. 
Listed with SI. and St. Address: 60 Wall 
St., N. Y. Cy. 

CHAPIN, Benjamin Chester, reader; b. 
Bristolville, 0., x\ug. 9, 1872; ed. Bristol- 
ville High Sch., South New Lyme Inst. 
(B.S.E., 1892), Chicago Univ., and at- 
tended lectures at Harvard Univ. Aiithor: 
several dramas, especially Lincoln, first 
produced, Hartford, Conn., Feb. 19, 1906, 
and afterwards in New York. Reader: 
Monologue; Lincoln. Began Lye. work, 
Ashtabula, O., 1892, with S. B. Hershey; 
afterwards listed with SI. and Pnd.; re- 
tired from Lye. work, 1904. Address: 31 
Union Sq., New York City. 

CHASE, Mattison Wilbur, lecturer; 6. Nor- 
folk, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1856; ed. Cazenovia 
Sem., and Syracuse Univ. (A.B., 1884); 
was clergyman in Meth. Episc. Cli. for 18 
yrs.; w. Dec. 26, 1883. Lecturer: Why, or 
the Problem of Life; Trifles, or Straws 
Picked Up by the Wayside; Big Bugs and 
Big Humbugs; Sight and Insight; The 
Genius and Mission of Poetry and Song; 
Great Mothers of Great Men; The Four 
Stages of the Temperance Reform; Th« 
Bible, the Prophecy of Science; The 
Scientific Bankruptcy of Infidelity. Be- 
gan lecturing, 1890, with Red.; since 
listed with Red., Co., and A. L. U.; since 
1902, has given time exclusively to plat- 
form. Address: 415 Orchestra Bldg., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

CHESTER, Clarence Lyon, lecturer; 5. 
Washington, la., Aug. 26, 1877; ed. pub. 
schs., Bapt. Coll. and special course, Iowa 
Univ.; has traveled through N. and S. 
America, Europe and Far East. Lecturer: 
Panama, or Uncle Sam on the Isthmus; 
Tropical America, or the Land of Gold; 
and Army Manoeuvres; other lectures on 
travel, all illustrated by pictures of own 
taking. Began lecturing, 1896-7, 111., la., 
Neb., Mo., ind.; since ind. and with Pnd.; 
spent 1905-6 in S. A. Address: Everett 
House, New York, N. Y. 



CHILTON, Josephine Able (Mrs. William 
Calvin Cliilton), monodramist; b. Oxford, 
Miss.; grad. from JN". Y. Sell, of Expres- 
sion; m. W. C. Chilton, Oxford, Miss. 
Monodramist: A Christmas Carol; Twelfth 
Night; The Book of Esther; Candida; An 
Evening with Thomas Nelson Page; An 
Evening with Ruth McEnery Stuart; An 
Evening in Dixie Land; misc. programs. 
Has read twice before the N. A. E.; 1898, 
read at the first Shakespeare Symposium, 
Stratford-on-Avon, Eng. Began Lye. 
work, ind.; then with Alk., 1903; since 
with Alk., A. L. U., Mid. Address: Ox- 
ford, ]\riss. 

CHURCH, Mabelle Carolyn, reader: Misc. 
selections; Everyman. Mem. Comus Club 
since 190G. Grad. Cumnock Sch. of Ory.; 
was mem. of faculty: was mem. Thalian 
Club; then with Four Great Stars. 
Address: 240 E. Ohio St., Chicago, III. 

CLARK, Champ, lecturer; b. Lawrenceburg, 
Ky., Mar. 7, 1850; ed. common schs.; Ky. 
Univ.; Bethanv Coll., W. Va. (A.B., 1873; 
A.M., 1874); Cincinnati Law Sch. (LL.B., 
1875). Pres. Marshall Coll., Huntington, 
W. Va., 1873-4; has worked on farm, as 
clerk in store, and as ed. country news- 
paper; lawyer; city atty. Louisiana, Mo., 
1877-9, and of Bowling Green, 1881; Asst. 
pros. atty. Pike Co., Mo., 1879-83; pros, 
atty. Pike Co., 1885-9; presidential 
elector, 1880; mem. Legislature of Mo., 
1889-90; mem. of Congress, 1893-5, and 
1897-07; already nominated for 60th 
Cong.; chmn. Dem. Nat. Conv., St. Louis, 
1904, and chmn. of Com. to inform Judge 
Parker of nomination; was v. -p. Trans- 
Mississippi Cong., Denver, Colo., 1891; m. 
Genevieve D. Bennett, Callaway Co., Mo., 
Dee. 14, 1881. Asso. ed. of Reed's Mod- 
em Eloquence. Lecturer: Picturesque 
Public Men; Richer than Golconda; Dan- 
iel Webster; The United States of Amer- 
ica in the Twentieth Centurj'; Aaron 
Burr; Fraternity; Thomas Hart Benton. 
Began Lye. work, 1894, in Phila., Pa., ind.; 
since listed with Bry., and A. L. U. 
Add)'ess: Bowling Green, Mo. 

CLARK, Edward Lord, lecturer; b. Nashua, 
N. H., 1838; ed. Brown Univ. (A.B.), and 
Andover Theol. Sem. (D.D.); m. S. G. 
Clark, in Boston, 1863; trav. in Africa and 
all Europe many times; was chaplain 12th 
Mass. regt. during Civil War; afterward 
settled in Brockton, New Haven, New 
York and Boston; is now retired from 
ministry. Lecturer (ill.): The Egyptian 
Five Thousand Years Ago; Palestine; For 

the Recovery of Jerusalem; Excursions in 
Greece; The Roman; The Moors in Spain 
and Africa; Northern x\frica from 
Carthage to Algiers; The Last Refuge of 
Mediaeval Life; Ancient Architecture (3 
lectures) ; St. Paul's TraA'els (4 lectures). 
Began Lye. work, 1904, in Boston, with 
Red.; since listed with Red. Address: 50 
Harris St., Brookline, Mass. 
CLARK, Edward Warren, lecturer; 6. Ports- 
mouth, N. H., 1849; ed. Rutgers Coll.; 
Union Theol. Sem., N. Y.; Episc. Divinity 
Sch., Phila. ; Ecole de Theologie, Geneva, 
Switzerland; reed, medal and diploma 
from Congress for exhibiting war engines 
at World's Fair; has been pastor in 
Phila., Pa., and in R. I., Neb., Tenn. ; now 
pastor in Tallahassee, Fla. ; trav. around 
the world, in 1875, 1895, 1896; was in 
Japanese govt, service, 4 yrs. ; m. Louie 
M. McCullock, in Wis. Author: Life and 
Adventure in Japan, 1878; Hong Kong to 
the Himalayas, 1880; Kats-Dwa, pub. by 
Am. Tract Soc. Lecturer (ill.) : on 
Japan, China, Ceylon, India, Egypt, Pales- 
tine, Asia Minor; Rome, Italy, Paris and 
Switzerland. Also histoi'ical, descriptive 
and sacred lectures. Began Lye. work, 
giving 100 ill. lectures in Phila., ind.; since 
ind.; is only foreigner who ever lectured 
before Mikado. Has been supt. of two 
Southern Chaus. Address: Tallahassee, 

CLARK, Miss Elsie, musician and lecturer; 
b. Kaffirland, S. Africa, 1876; ed. King 
Williamstown, Cape Colony; traveled in 
Africa, Europe, and U. S. Musician: 
Pianist. Lecturer: On Africa. Assists 
J. H. Balmer in musically training native 
boys from and in Africa; appeared before 
Queen Victoria; began work, 1893, S. 
Africa, under mgemt. J. H. Balmer; 
since listed with Red., A. L. U., and 
mgemt. J. H. Balmer. Address: Vic- 
toria Rhodesia, South Africa. In U. S., 
Box 114, Buffalo, N. Y. 

CLARK, Estelle M., reader; b. Indianapolis, 
Ind., 1869; ed. Chicago pub. schs. and spl. 
course in Northwestern Univ. and Cum- 
nock Sch. of Ory., Evanston, 111.; «;. Pal- 
mer L. Clark, Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 25, 
1901. Reader: Misc. Began Lye. work, 
1887; listed with SI.; since with SI., Bry., 
Sn. and Red. Was reader with Park Sis- 
ters, 1888, and with Chicago Lady Enter- 
tainers since 1901. Address: Care Red- 
path Bureau, Cable Bldg., Chicago, 111. 

CLARK, Henry, lecturer; 6. England; was 
pastor in Bradford, 111., now in Galesburg, 



111. Lecturer- Boxes; Echoes; Memories; 
What Shall This Child Be? Address: 
Galesburg, 111. 
CLARK, Solomon Henry, reader and lec- 
turer; ed. Coll. City of N. Y., Queen's 
Coll., Kingston, Can.; Univ. of Chicago; 
m. Anna M. Fralick, Toronto, Can., Aug. 
18, 1889. Head of dept. of public speak- 
ing, Univ. of Chicago, and prin. of Chau- 
tauqua Sch. of Expression, Chautauqua, 
N. Y. Author: Mental Technique; How 
to Read Aloud; (with W. B. Chamber- 
lain ) , Principles of Vocal Expression and 
Literary Interpretation, 189.5; How to 
Teach Reading in the Public Schools, 
1S9S; (with F. M. Elanchard), Practical 
Public Speaking, 1902, Scr.; Handbook of 
Best Readings, 1902, Scr. Lecturer: on 
Shakespearean subjects, and on other 
Eng. literature. Reader: Merchant of 
Venice; Julius Caesar; King Lear; Mac- 
beth; Othello; Henry V; Richard III 
Midsummer Night's Dream; Antigone 
Cyrano de Bergerac; The Book of -Job 
The Scarlet Letter; Ulysses; Spanish 
Gypsy; Paolo and Francesca; misc. pro- 
grams. Listed with Ch. Univ. Ex. Ad- 
dress: 5761 Washington Ave., Chicago, 111. 

CLARKE, George E., lecturer; ft. New 
Orleans, La., May, 1800; ed. Notre Dame 
(M.A.) ; Univ. of Michigan (L.L.M.) ; and 
Cornell. Mem. Ind. State Bar, Mich. State 
Bar, and Supreme Court of U. S.; served 
as State Atty. St. Joseph Co., Ind., two 
terms; orator before Am. Bar Assn.; 
twice orator at Ind. State Bar Assn.; 
stumped 111., Ind., la., for Rep. party, 
three National campaigns; State officer 
Knights of Columbus; m. Mary Vander- 
hoof, South Bend, Ind., 1891. Lecturer: 
An Untitled Adventurer; The American 
Catiline; The Widow of Hugh Capet; The 
Cause of Liberty. Began Lye. work, 1904, 
with Col. and ind.; since ind. and with 
Col. Address: South Bend, Ind. 

CLARKE, John R., lecturer: To and Fro in 
London (given over 2,000 times) ; Hits and 
Misses; The Rose, Shamrock and Thistle; 
John B. Gough; Abraham Lincoln; also 
special addresses for G. A. R., Y. M. C. A., 
etc. Does Teachers' Institute and Chau. 
work. Began Lye. work, 1830, listed with 
Bry. ; since under mgemt. St., Red.; now 
under SI. Address: Box 264, Gowanda, 
N. Y. 

CLARKE, William Joseph, lecturer; &. 
Trenton, Can.; ed. Canadian pub. and 
High Schs.; m. Ida Koelle, N. Y. Cy., Sept. 
20, 1899. Telegi-aph operator, 1876; R. R. 

dispatcher and supt.; contractor for tele- 
graph constrviction; inventor; X-Ray and 
wireless telegraphy expert; now mgr. 
U. S. Electrical Supply Co., Mt. Vernon, 
N. Y. Mem. N. Y. Elec. Soc. Author: 
A, B, C of Electrical Experiments, 1902, 
Ex. Lecturer: Wonders of Modem 
Science. Began work with St.; since 
listed with St., Br., Cen., Red., Bn., Etn., 
F. N. Withev, Chicago. Address: 434 S. 
Sixth Ave., Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

CLAYTON, Henry Helm, lecturer; b. Mur- 
freesboro, Tenn., Mar. 12, 1861; ed. Mur- 
freesboro; m. Miss Fawn Coman, Nash- 
ville, Tenn., Sept. 21, 1892. Asst. Univ. 
of Mich. Astron. Observatory, 1884-5; 
asst. Harvard Astron. Observatory, 1885- 
6; observer Blue Hill, Mass., Meteorol. Ob- 
servatory, 1886-91; local forecast official 
U. S. Weather Bureau, 1891-3; meteor- 
ologist Blue Hill Observatory, since 1893; 
pres. Boston Scientific Soc"; 1899-1905; 
mem. Am. Acad, of Science; trav. in 
Europe, 1891, and Africa and Europe, 
1905. Was consulting expert in the 
Cloud Atlas prepared for Hydrographic 
Office under Capt. Sigsbee, U. S. N.; in- 
vented an attachment for anemometers, 
Blue Hill box kite, etc. Author: of 
numerous monographs on investigations 
of the atmosphere, pub. by Astron. Ob- 
servatory of Harvard, and 120 papers in 
scientific journals of Am. and Europe. 
Lecturer: on exploration and travels in 
the atmosphere. Began lecturing, 1887, 
in Boston, ind.; with Red., 1901-5; now 
ind. Address: Blue Hill Observatory, 
Hyde Park, Mass. 

CLEARY, James M. (Rev.), lecturer; B. 
Boston, Mass.; ed. pub. schs. of Wis. and 
St. Francis' Sem., Milwaukee. Has trav- 
eled in Europe four times. Lecturer: on 
historical, moral and social subjects. Be- 
gan, 1895, with Col.; since with Ch. and 
Col. Address: 319 Buth Ave., S., Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (Mark 
Twain), lecturer; 1). Fla., Mo., Nov. 30, 
1835; ed. common schs., Hannibal, Mo. 
(M.A., Yale; L.H.D., Yale, 1901; LL.D., 
Univ. of Mo., 1902); apprenticed to 
printer at 12; was Mississippi pilot for 
short time; pvt. sec. to brother (apptd. 
territorial sec, Nev.), 1861; rn. Olivia L. 
Langdon, Elmira, N. Y., 1870. City ed. 
Va. City, Nev., Enterprise, 1862; founded, 
1884, publishing house of C. L. Webster 3c 
Co., failure of which involved him in 
heavy losses; has paid its debts since by 



writing books and by lecturing; has trav. 
extensively. Author: The Jumping Frog, 
1867; The Innocents Abroad, 1809; Auto- 
biography and Fii-st Romance, 1871; 
(with late C. D. Warner) The Gilded Age, 
1873; Roughing It, 1872; Adventures of 
Tom Sawyer, 1876; A Tramp Abroad, 
1880; The Prince and the Panther, 1880; 
The Stolen AATiite Elephant, 1882; Life on 
the Mississippi, 1883; Adventures of 
Huckleberry Finn, 1885; A Yankee at 
King Arthur's Court; The American 
Claimant, 1892; Puddin-Head Wilson. 
1894; Tom Sawyer Abroad, 1894; Joan of 
Arc, 1896; Following the Equator, 1898; 
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, 
1000; A Donble-Barreled Detective Story, 
1902, Harp.; Christian Science, 1903, 
Harp. Lecturer: humorous. Began lec- 
turing about 1870; lectures but little now. 
Address: Lotos Club, New York City. 

CLEVELAND, John Shultis, preacher and 
lecturer; ft. Worcester, N. Y., Aug. 16, 
1887; ed. Colgate Univ.; m. Grace T. Rob- 
erts, Columbus, O., Mar. 23, 1887. Lec- 
turer: Uncle Sam; Cranks, or The Forces 
That Win; A Square Deal. Address: 
Franklin, 0. 

CLIPPINGER, D. A., dir. Qiicago Madrigal 
Club, which he org., 1901; the Club con- 
sisting of 12 men and 12 women; listed 
with SI. Address: Care Slayton Bureau, 
Stcinway Hall, Chicago, III. 

COCHRAN, I. Merton, lecturer and reader; 
6. Allen Co., 0., June 25, 1872; ed. Tri- 
State Coll., Angola, Ind. (A.B.); Ohio 
Northern Univ., Ada, 0., and Emerson 
Coll. of Oratory, Boston; 7n. Myrtle Pe- 
ters, Spencerville, 0., Aug. 5, 1896. Now 
Dean of Sch. of Oratory, Tri-State Coll. 
Reader: David Harum; Shakespearean 
plays. Gave first entertainment, 1901. 
Lecturer: Your True Ideal. Address: 
220 S. 12th St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

COCHRAN, Mary Belle, reader; ed. Balti- 
more, New York, Boston; reads Parsifal; 
Plays of Shakespeare; one author and 
miscellaneous programs. Address: 1325 
W. Laurale St., Baltimore, Md. 

COHN, Corinne, reader: Monsieur Beaucaire; 
Madame Butterfly; and misc., especially 
French and Japanese dialect. Is graduate 
of dept. of Ory., Northwestern Univ., 
Evanston, 111.; is now teaching eloc. there- 
in. Began Lvc. work, 1902, Chicago. 
Address: 620 Clark St., Evanston, HI. 

COIT, Arthur C, Bureau manager; 6. Man- 
tua, 0., Apr. 8. 1869; ed. Hiram Coll. and 
Buehtel Coll. (B.S.); m. Myrta Critchlow, 

Bedford, O., Nov. 2, 1893; was clerk of 
Bedford village, 1893-4; mgr. Buckeye 
Lecture Bur., 0., 1895-8; agt, for Cen. and 
trav. as mgr, picture play cos., 1898- 
1901; mgr. of northern 0. for Inter., 
1901-2; mgr. O. dept. Bry., 1902-5; org. 
Coit Bur., Dec. 1, 1904, operating in O. 
Biirrau Manager: Secy. Coit Bureau since 
1905. Address: atizens' Bldg., Cleve- 
land, 0. 

COLBY, W. E., mem. Hawthorne Musical 
Club, playing piano, guitar, marimba- 
phone and Swiss bells. Address: Care 
HaAvthorne Musical Club, Peabody, Mass., 
or American Lyceum Union, Rochester, 
N. Y. 

COLE, Catherine, reader: misc. readings; 
with Temple Quartet since 1903, listed 
with Red. Address: Care Redpath Bureau, 
Beacon Bldg., Boston, Mass. 

COLE, George LaMonte, lecturer; ft. Lock- 
port, N. Y., June 8, 1849; ed. Rochester, 
N. Y., and Albion Coll., Mich. (A.B.', 
1869; A.M., 1871); D.D., Nebraska Coll., 
Madison, Neb., 1895; gen. sec. 14th Gep. 
Conf. Dist. Meth. Episc. Ch. of Epwortk 
League, 7 yrs.; m. Ida G. LTpright, Mar- 
shall, Mich., Sept. 20, 1871. Spent sev- 
eral yrs. exploring Southwest and study- 
ing the Cliff-Dwellers. Mag. and news- 
paper contr. Lecturer: In the Playground 
of the Human Race; The Ancient Cliff- 
Dwellers — Their Ruins and Monuments; 
The Modern Cliff-Dwellers, or Pueblos— 
Their Social and Religious Life, Manners 
and Customs; The Navajos — Children of 
the Desert; The Grand Canyon of Ari- 
zona; The Yosemite Valley; The Great 
Cave of Kentucky; The 107 Wonders of 
the New World. Mgr. Long Beach, Cal., 
Assy., 6 yrs. Began lecturing, ind., 1896- 
7, Mich, and Kan., for schs. and colls.; 
1899, listed with SI.; since with SI. and 
Cen. Address: 484 S. El Moliiio Ave., 
Pasadena, Cal., and 5517 Cornell Ave., 

COLES, Washington Attee, entertainer; 6. 
New York City, Jan. 23, 1852; ed. pub. 
schs., N. Y. Cy.; pi. Edith Wilson, Boston, 
1875. Entertainer : Humorous and dialect 
characterizations, and ventriloquism. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1893, Albany, N. Y., ind.; 
since listed with Red., Wh., Brt., L. E. B., 
Bn. Has filled about 1,500 engagements. 
Address: 26 Lyon St., Dorchester, Mass. 

COLLEDGE, William Alberto, lecturer; h. 
Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 28, 1859; studied 
Established Qi. Coll., Glasgow, 1879- 
82; in London, Eng., 1885-87; reed. D.D. 



from Adrian Coll., Mich., 1892; was 
with exploration party in Tropical Africa, 
1882-85; trav. in Europe, Arabia, Egypt, 
1887-9. Ordained to Congl. ministry, 
1889; in pastorate, 1889-1903; editor 
Technical World Magazine, 1903; editor- 
in-chief New Standard Ency. (New 
York), 190.5. and History of the World 
(Chicago), 1906. Trustee State Home 
for Juvenile Offenders, Geneva, 111.; Fel- 
low E.G.S., since 1894; head of dept. of 
literature. Armour Inst , Chicago, since 
1904. Lecturer: Second Fiddles; The 
Magic Skin; Tropical Africa; Sandy's 
Characteristics; The Story of the English 
Drama ( series of 6 ) ; Studies of Scottish 
Authors (6 lectures); Ballad Poetry (2 
lectures) ; Lyric Poetry (2 lectures) ; The 
Novel (4 lectures) ; Six Famous Novelists 
(series of 6). Began Lye. work, 1891, 
under SI.; since listed with SI., Red. and 
Dav.; now ind. Address: Evanston, 111. 

COLLYER, Robert, lecturer; &. Keighly, 
Yorkshire, Eng., Dec. 8, 1823; learned 
blacksmith trade, and followed same after 
coming to U. S., 1850; m. Anne Armitage, 
Yorkshire, 1850. Was Meth. local preach- 
er, but became Unitarian, 1859; Unitarian 
missionary in Chicago; founded and was 
pastor Unity Ch. there, 1860-79; since 
then pastor Ch. of the Messiah, N. Y. (now 
pastor-emeritus). AntJior: Nature and 
Life, 1864; The Life That Now Is. 1871; 
The Simple Truth. 1878; Talks to Young 
Men, 1888, all pub. by L. & S.; History of 
Ilkley in Yorkshire, 1883; Things New 
and Old, 1893. Lecturer (now retired) : 
From Anvil to Pvilpit; Clear Grit; Robert 
Burns. Began lecturing, before 1880; was 
listed with Red. Address: 201 W. 55th 
St., N. Y. Cy. 

COMEGYS, Mrs. Foster, dramatic interper- 
ter: Judith and Holofernes; Mary of 
Magdala; Herod; The Lost Word; Group 
of Hebrew Melodies; Magdalen at the 
House of Simon the Pharisee; The Secret 
of Death; Daughter of Jairus; Kerodias' 
Daughter; Hagar; Tears of Tullia; Who 
Wins the Chaplet; Madame Butterfly; 
The Pretty Sister of Jose; Marpessa. 
Gives her Oriental readings, of which she 
makes a specialty, in costume. Address: 
Hotel Del Prado, Chicago, 111. 

CONDIT, Albert Rae, entertainer; 6. Ana- 
mosa, la., Feb. 9, 1876; ed. Pomona Coll., 
Claremont, Cal. (grad. from Sch. of 
Music) ; studied reading with Elias Day. 
Entertaiver: reader of misc. and character 
work; whistler, classic and popular music. 

Began Lye. work, 1900, Cal., with B. & V.; 
with Mid. since 1904. Address: Clare- 
mont, Cal. 

CONGDON, Samuel Hopkins, entertainer; 
b. Baltimore, Md., Feb. 27, 1879; ed. pub. 
schs., Baltimore; has business interests in 
Baltimore. Evtertaiver: whistling soloist 
and mimic of animals, birds, etc. Began 
Lj'c. work, 1894, under Ate; since with 
Ate, Lab., Bry. A^ddress: 1312 Park Ave., 
Baltimore, Md. 

CONKLIN, Mabel L., lecturer; m. David 
Bruce Conklin; is coll. graduate, with 
B. L.; has been officer Tompkins Ave. 
Cong. Ch., Brookljm, N. Y.; ed. dept. 
Home Problems, Motherhood Mag., N. Y. 
Cy. ; was a mgr. Brooklyn Maternity Hos- 
pital. Lectnrer: That Boy of Yours; The 
Philosophy of Home Making; The Pen 
Portrait of a Perfect Man; Wanted — ^A 
Man; and others. Address: Rosemont, 
Northampton, Mass. 

CONKER, Americus W., lecturer; ft. Morris- 
town, Ind., June 19, 1854; ed. Eureka, 
111.; m. Mary J. Cadwallader, W. Lebanon, 
Ind.. 1875; is pastor in La Fayette, Ind. 
Author: Boggs Boys, or Corralling the 
Kids of Kiddville. Formerly ed. The Boy's 
Friends. Lecturer: The Serio-Comic Side 
of a Preacher's Life; The Boy Problem; 
The Worst Boy in Town (a story of a 
boy's life). Began Lye. work, 1891, in 
Can., ind.; since ind. Address: 901 N. 
8th St., La Fayette, Ind. 

CONNER, Samuel Ira, reader; b. Grove City, 
Pa., Dec. 8, 1869; ed. Grove City Coll., 
Pa., A.B., 1893; A.M., 1898; was special 
pupil of Austin H. Merrills, of Vander- 
bilt Univ. Prof. English and Ory., IMcEl- 
wain Institute, Pa., 3 yrs.; instr. in Eng- 
lish and reading, Muncie High Sch. and 
Palmer Univ., Ind., 1900-4; m. Miss 
Nanetta White, Ashtabula, O., Aug. 27, 
1901; is now at the head of Dept. of Ory. 
and Dram. Art, Metropolitan Sch. of 
Music, Indianapolis, Ind. Dramatic 
Reader: The Merchant of Venice; Two 
scenes from the Life of Jean Valjean; 
The Lost Word; Robert of Sicily; A Lec- 
ture-recital on Eugene Field; An Even- 
ing from the Standard Authors; A Lec- 
ture-recital on "\^^litcomb Riley; Miles 
Standish. Now head of Co. of own stu- 
dents, called S. I. Conner and his company 
of Lyceum College Players, giving short 
plays. Proposing Under Difficulties, In a 
Fog, and When Greek Meets Greek. Has 
staged about sixty plays. Began Lye. 



work, 1893, ind.; since listed with Red., 
Cen., Cook, and ind. Was Ind. agt. for 
Red., 1903-4. Address: 715 E. 25th St., 
Indianapolis, Ind. 
COKVv£.LL, Russell Herman, lecturer; b. 
Worthington, Mass., Feb. 15, 1842; ed. 
Wilbraham Acad., Mass.; entered Yale 
law dept., 18G0; served capt. of inf., in 
Union army, 1862-5; promoted to It. -col., 
1865; grad. Albany Univ., in law, 1866; 
practiced law, Minneapolis, 1866-7; immi- 
gration agt. State of Minn, to Germany, 
1867-8; foreign corr. N. Y. Tribune and 
Boston Traveler, 1868-70; practiced law in 
Boston, 1870-9; ordained to Baptist min- 
istrv, 1879; pastor Grace Bapt. Ch.. Phila., 
1881-91; founded Temple Coll., 1888 (and 
is still its pres. ) ; Samaritan Hospital, 
1890; is pres. Phila. Orphans' Home; 
founded Bapt. Temple. Phila., 1891; its 
pastor since 1891. AntJior: Why the Chi- 
nese Emigrate; Woman and the Law; 
Joshua Giavanello; Life of Charles H. 
Spurgeon; Life of Bayard Taylor; Life of 
President Garfield; Lives of the Presi- 
dents; Acres of Diamonds; The New Day; 
Life of President Hayes. Lecturer: Acres 
of Diamonds; The ' Silver Crown; The 
Jolly Earthquake; Heroism of a Private 
Life; The Angel's Lily; Personal 
Glimpses of Celebrated Men and Women. 
Gave 1st lecture, 1862, Westfield, Mass.; 
lectured in India and England, 1868-70; 
listed with Bry. ; has given nearly 6,000 
lectures, giving Acres of Diamonds over 
2,500 times. Address: 2020 N. Broad St., 
Phila., Pa. 

COOK, David Huston, Bureau manager; &. 
Orleans Co., K Y., Dec. 25, 1869; ed. 
Brockport Normal Sch., N. Y. ; m. Emer 
Etta Payne, June, 1897, Onondaga, N. Y.; 
was prin. Onondaga, N. Y., Acad. Is mgr. 
Empire Teachers' Agency; also mgr. Edu- 
cational Gazette Publishing Co. Is prop, 
and mgr. Central N. Y. Chau., Assembly 
Park, N. Y. Bureau manaffer: founded 
Empire Bur., Syracuse, 1900; and since 
mgr. of same. Address: 429-431 The Bas- 
table, Syracuse, N. Y. 

COOK, Frederick Albert, lecturer; 6. Calli- 
coon Depot, N. Y., June 10, 1865; ed. 
N. Y. pub. schs., Coll. of Physicians and 
Surgeons, N. Y., and Univ. of N. Y. 
(M.D.) ; m. Mary Fidelo, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
1903. Was surgeon of the Peary Arctic 
expdn., 1891-2; surgeon of the Belgium 
Antarctic expdn., 1897-9. Has reed. Or- 
der of Leopold, Belgium; gold medal of 
Royal Soc, Belgium; silver medal of 

Royal Geog. Soc, Belgium; is mem. Am. 
Nat. and Phila. socs.; Brooklyn Med. Soc. 
Author: Through the First Antartie 
Night, D. P. & Co., 1900. Extensive contr. 
to mags, on polar, particularly Antarctic 
exploration. Lecturer: Towards the North 
Pole; Climbing Mt. McKinley; Towards 
the South Pole (all ill.). Began Lye. 
work, 1903, with Pnd.; since with Pnd., 
Red.. Bry. Address: 670 Bush wick Ave., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

COOKE, Edmund Vance, poet-entertainer 
and author-reader; h. Can., 1866; ed. 
principally in Cleveland schs.; m. Lilith 
Castleberry, Chicago, 1897. Pres. I. L. A., 
1906. Author: A Patch of Pansies, Put., 
1894; Rimes to be Read, Dodge, 1905; 
Impertinent Poems, Forbes & Co., 1903; 
Chronicles of the Little Tot, Dodge, 1905; 
Told to the Little Tot, Dodge, 1908. 
Contr. to Century, Harper's Mag., St. 
Nicholas, Life, Puck, Judge, Smart Set, 
Truth, Success, McClure's Mag., N. Y. 
Sun, and other leading periodicals. 
Reader (reading exclusively from his own 
verses, monologues and stories) : Pot 
Luck with a Poet; Little Tots and 
Others; Just Between You and Me; Im- 
pertinent Poems and Then Some. Began 
work, 1894, with Sh.; since listed with SI., 
Red., C, Etn., St., Cen., N. Dix. Address: 
30 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, 0. 

COOPER, Noah Webster, lecturer; ft. near 
Mullins, S. C, 1868; grad. Peabody Coll., 
1888, and Univ. of Nashville, 1889; was 
sch. supt., in Millen and Quitman, Ga.; 
mem. of Huguenot Soc. of S. C. ; is prac- 
ticing lawyer and local Methodist 
preacher, of Nashville, Tenn. Lecturer: 
Back to Eden, Human Honey-Bees; 
Jonah in the Whale. Began lecturing, 
1904; since listed with Colbn. Address: 
" Edenview," Nashville, Tenn. 

COOTS, Alice Gustine (Mrs.), reader and 
lecturer; &. Brookline, Mass.; ed. Dan vera 
pub. schs. and Warren Acad., Woburn, 
Mass. Studied Ory. 3 yrs. with Prof. T. 
F. Leonard, Boston, Mass., and in Blisn 
Sch. of Ory., 2 yrs. Was on stage two 
seasons. Founded Sch. of Eloc. and Dra- 
matic Art, Salem, Mass., 1887; m. George 
W. Coots, Chelsea, Mass., Jan. 24, 1904; 
mem. of Coots Sch. of Ory. and Acting, 
Inc., since 1887. Recitationist : Ben Hur; 
Shakespeare's plays; the Bible, and misc. 
Lecturer: on elocution, physical culture, 
literature; The Women of the War of the 
Rebellion. Began reading, about 1885, 



ind.; since ind. Address: Coots Schoo], 
237 Essex St., Salem, Mass. 

COOTS, George W., lecturer and reader; b. 
Stoughton, Mass., Mar. 19, 1847; ed. Chel- 
Bea and Boston, Mass.; served as private 
in Civil War, 1863-5; m. Alice M. Gustine, 
Chelsea, Mass., Jan. 24, 1894. Was an 
actor, 1870-94, playing with Cushman, 
Booth, Forrest, and others. Reader: 
Julius Cffisar, and miscellaneous. Began 
Lye. work, 18G8; stopped while on stage; 
resumed, 1894, when founded Coots Sch. 
of Ory. and Acting, Inc., Salem, Mass., of 
which he is still Pres. Lecturer: The 
War of the Rebellion; also on Shake- 
speare's plays and on elocutionary sub- 
jects. Address: 237 Essex St., Salem, 

COPE, Herbert Leon, lecture-entertainer; b. 
Locke, Mich., July 10, 1873; ed. Manches- 
ter, Mich., High Sch. ; Albion, Mich., Coll. ; 
Univ. of Indiana; Adrian Coll.; reed. 
Ph.D. from Univ. of Ind.; m. Mabelle C. 
Sehultz, Middleton, Mich., June 21, 1904; 
worked in drugstore, jewelry store, sup- 
plied pulpits in Meth. Ch., Churchill and 
Detroit, Mich. Lecture-entertawer: giving 
humorous impersonations in course of ad- 
dress: The Smile That Won't Come Off; 
The Eeligion of Laughter; Wrinkles; For- 
get It; Shadow and Sunshine. Began 
Lye. work, as impersonator, with Cnl.; 
mgr. Ideal Entertainers for 4 yrs.; with 
Ch.-Co.-Col.-C. since 1901; also with Lab., 
Emp., N. Dix. Has filled 2,900 engage- 
ments; is mgi-. of Chaus. Address: Caro, 

CORNISH, Louis Henry, lecturer; ft. Hart- 
ford, Conn., May 23, 18.55; ed. Hartford 
pub. schs.; took Chautauqua course, C. L. 
S. C, class of 1885; m. Mary C. Nichols, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., May 15, 1883; is sec. 
Sons of Am. Revolution, N. Y. Cy.; Capt. 
Minute Men. Author: National Register, 
Sons of the American Revolution. Editor 
of the Spirit of '76. Lecturer (with 
ill'ns.); Colonial Life Among the Puri- 
tans; Colonial Life Among the Dutch 
Around Manhattan; Colonial Life Among 
the Cavaliers of Virginia; On Washing- 
ton's Staff Throughout the Revolution. 
Began Lye. work, 1899, for Board of Edn., 
N. Y. Cy., ind.; since ind.; does much lec- 
turing for Board of Edn. and Patriotic 
Societies. Address: Corner Wall and 
Broad Sts., N. Y. Cy. 

CORRELL, Grace Violet (Miss), reader; &. 
Yokohama, Japan, Apr. 20, 1876; ed. 
Williamsport, Pa., Dickinson Sem. 

(M.E.L.), and Emerson Coll. of Ory., 
Boston; trav. in U. S., Japan and Ha- 
waiian Islands; taught eloc. and physical 
culture, Bloomsburg, Pa., High Sch.; 
teaches eloc, ory. and voice culture, E. 
Orange, N. J. Reader: misc., making 
specialty of musical and Japanese (in cos- 
tume) numbers. Also gives talks on 
Japan. Began Lye. work, 1896, ind.; since 
ind. Add)-ess: 10 Winans St., E. Orange, 
N. J. 
COTTER, James H., lecturer; &. County 
Tipperary, Ireland; ed. Manhattan Coll., 
N. Y. Cy. (A.B., A.M., LL.D.); has trav- 
eled in France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, 
Great Britain, and U. S. Author: Shake- 
speare's Art, 1903, CI. Lecturer: Shake- 
spearean subjects; Liberty; and moral 
themes. Began lecturing, 1904, with Col.; 
since listed with Red., Co., and C. 
Address: Ironton, 0. 

COZINE, Ella Gilbert (Mrs.); dramatic 
reader and manager of Chicago Lady 
Quartet; 7th season in Lyceum work; ex- 
ponent of story and song; listed with C. 
Address: 230 Irving Ave., Chicago, 111. 

CRABBE, John S., musician; b. Galva, 111., 
1875; cd. Galva; m. Addie Garner, Peoria, 
111., 1891. Miisiciaii: basso with Wiuiams' 
Original Dixie Jubilee Singers, since 1903; 
has been listed with Red., Mut., Col. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1902, as mem. New South 
Jubilee Singers. Address: Galva, 111. 

CRAFTS, Wilbur Fisk, lecturer; b. Fryeburg, 
Me.. Jan. 12, 1850; grad. Wesleyan Univ., 
Middletown. Conn., 1869, B.A.; 1871, 
A.M.; grad. Boston Univ., 1871, B.D.; 
reed. Ph.D. from Marietta Coll., 1896. 
Pastor Stoneham, Haverhill, New Bed- 
ford, Mass.; Dover, N. H.; Oiicago, 
Brooklyn, New York. Active in Sunday 
Sch. work since 1871; founded Am. Sab- 
bath Union, 1889; founder, 1895, and 
supt. Internat. Reform Bur. Chief ed. 
Christian Statesman, 1901-3; Twentieth 
Century Quarterly since 1896. m. Sara 
J. Timanus, 1874. Traveled in Europe 
and Orient, 1873, 1880. Author: Through 
the Eve to the Heart, 1873; Wagons for 
Eye Gate, 1874; Trophies of Song, 1874; 
Childhood, the Text-Book of the Age, 
1875; The Ideal Sunday School, 1876; 
Fireside Talks on Genesis, 1877; Song 
Victories, 1877; The Bible and the Sunday 
School, 1878; The Two Oiains, 1878; The 
Coming Man in the Present Child, 1879; 
Symbols and System in Bible Reading, 
1879; Normal Outlines, 1879; Rescue of 
Cliild-Soul, 1880; Normal Half -Hours, 



1881; Talks to Boys and Girls About 
Jesus, 1883; Teacher's Edition of the Re- 
vised Testament, 1883; Successful Men 
of To-day, 1883; Must the Old Testament 
Go?, 1884; Talks and Stories of Heroes 
and Holidays, 1884; The Sabbath for 
Man, 1884; "Rhetoric Made Racy, 1884; 
The Temperance Century, 1885; Reading 
the Bible with Relish, 1887; The Gvil 
Sabbath, 1890; Practical Christian So- 
ciology, 1895; Social Progress, 1896; Be- 
fore the I^st Arts, 1900; Protection of 
Native Races Against Intoxicants and 
Opium, 1900; The March of Christ Down 
the Centuries, 1902; That Boy and 
Girl of Yours, a Cyclopedia of Child Study, 
1907. Lecturer: Before the Lost Arts; 
Living and Dying Nations; The Strong 
and the Fair; That Boy and Girl 
of Yovirs; The March of Christ Down the 
Centuries; National Perils and Hopes; 
The Best Time Coming— How?; The Im- 
periled Sabbath; Liberty; A Practical 
Half -Truth in Darwinism; Moral Vic- 
tories Won and Waiting; The Holy City 
Coming Down; Victories of an Army of 
One; Faith and Faithfulness. Began Lye. 
work, 1889, for Am. Sabbath Union; since 
1895 listed with lecture dept. Internat. 
Reform Bur.; has given over 4,000 lec- 
tures. Address: 206 Pennsylvania Ave., 
S. E., Washington, D. C. 

CRAMPTON, George, musician; b. England; 
was boy soprano soloist in various choirs 
of Eng.; studied fresco and textile paint- 
ing; entered Royal Coll. of Music, London, 
1891; sang at Covent Garden; toured 
England twice; was solo bass at St. Mar- 
garet's Ch., Westminster, and at Ch. of 
the Annunciation, London; was. mem. 
Elizabethan Stage Soc. Entered concert 
work in U. S., 1903, mem. of Suzanne 
Adams Co.; since with own co.; now head 
International Grand Concert Co.; listed 
with A. L. U. Address: Care American 
Lyceum Union, Rochester, N. Y. 

CRANE, Frank, lecturer; ft. Urbana, 111., 
May 12, 1861; ed. pub. schs.; Springfield, 
111.,' and 111. Wesleyan Univ. (B.A.,) ; 
reed. D.D., 1894, Neb.' Weslevan Univ.; m. 
Ella Stickel, Hillsboro, 111., 1883. Entered 
Meth. ministry; was several yrs. pastor 
Hyde Park Meth. Episc. Cli., Chicago; 
now pastor Union Congl. Ch., Worcester, 
Mass.; trav. extensively in the U. S.. Mex- 
ico, and Europe. Axithor: The Religion 
of To-morrow, 1899. St.; Vision, 1906, 
Dvs. Mag. contr.; also contributed for 4 
yrg. a weekly column of Pulpit Editorials 
to the Chicago Record and Press Assn. 

Lecturer: mainly on literary and histori- 
cal subjects. Has been listed with Red. 
and SI. Began Lye. work, ind., 1890. 
Address: Union Ch., Woi'cester, Mass. 

CRANE, Ross; see Rosecrans, C. Edgar. 

CRAWFORD, John Wallace (The Poet 
Scout), lecturer; ft. North Ireland, Mar. 
4, 1847; came to U. S. in boyhood; was 
private Co. F., 48th Pa. vols., during Civil 
War; severelv wounded; chief of scouts, 
U. S. A., 1875-6, Sitting Bull campaign; 
same, Apache campaign, 1879-85; 
wounded 3 times; spel. agt. dept. justice 
under Pres. Harrison; retired from army, 
1886; then m.iner and ranchman in N. 
Mex.; in Klondike, 1898-1900; m. A. M. 
Stokes, Pa., 1869. Author: The Poet 
Scout; A Book of Song and Storv, 1885, 
F. & W.; Camp Fire Sparks, 1888; The 
Veteran's Daughter (play, prod. San 
Francisco, 1878); The Trooper's Dream 
(play, prod. San Francisco, 1901); Pri- 
vate Brown, serial story, and many short 
stories and poems. Lecture-entertainer: 
stories of own experiences and readings 
from own poems. Began Lvc. work, 
1885, ind.; with Pnd. and St., 1887; now 
listed with C. Brt.. Dkn., B. & S.; has 
filled about 3,000 engagements. Address: 
San Marcial, N. Mex., and 617 Steinway 
Hall, Chicago, 111. 

CRERIE, Edwin P., entertainer; ft. Salem, 
Mass.; ed. Salem, Mass.; m. Sarah E. 
Dugar, Worcester, Mass., 1880; was 
Alderman at Large, 2 yrs., Worcester, 
Mass. Entertainer: humorous singer, 
reader and impersonator. Began Lye. 
work, 1886, with Y. M. C. A. Bureau, 
Boston, Mass.; has since been mem. 
Heberlin Concert Co., The Floyds, and 
E. P. Crerie Concert Co.; of last since 
1896. Has filled 3,000 dates. Mgr. Wor- 
cester Amusement Bur., Worcester, Mass., 
for local Lye. work. Address: Worcester, 

CROCKETT Willie Vandeventer (Mrs.), 
ft. in Ark.; grad. Univ. of Ark.; profes- 
sional studies with pvt. teachers in Ark., 
Chicago and in N. Y. Sch. of Expression; 
taught pvtiy., 1893-6; taught, Bolinger 
Conservatory, Ft. Smith, Ark., 1900-3; 
now head of dept. of eloe. and physical 
culture, Univ. of Ark. Lecture-recitals: 
Shakespeare, Tennyson, Eugene Field, 
James \^niitcomb Riley. Reader: A Pro- 
posal Under Difficulties; In Beautiful 
Japan; The Children's Hour; Twelfth 
Night; The Other Wise Man; Children's 
program; misc. readings. Began Lye. 



work, about 1893. Address: 318 W. 
Lafayette Ave., Fayetteville, Ark. 
CROOK, James Walter, lecturer; b. Bewd- 
lev, Ontario, Can., Dec. 21, 1858; ed. Ober- 
lin Coll., Oberlin,0. (A.B., 1891); Berlin, 
Germany, 1893-4; Columbia Univ. (Ph.D., 
1898). Lecturer on Taxation, at Colum- 
bia; Prof, of Economics, Amherst Coll., 
Amherst, Mass., since 1895: m. Eva M. 
Lewis, Manistee, Mich.. 1883. Author: 
German Vvage Theories, _ Mac, 1898. 
Lecturer: on economic, social and educa- 
tional subjects; Is Machinery the Friend 
or Foe of the Laboring Man ? Are Trusts 
a Benefit to Society? Have Laborers a 
Fair Cliance? The Right Uses of Wealth. 
Lectured in Mass. several yrs. ; also in 
N. Y. Cy., and in Chautauqua assemblies 
in the East and in the West.; ind.; with 
Dav., 1905; since with Dav. and Mut. 
Address: Amherst, Mass. 
CROUCH, Marshall Choate, lecturer; grad. 
Cornell Coll., la., 1902; sch. teacher; supt. 
schs., Columbus Junction, la., 1903-5. 
Lecturer: The Simple Life; Two Williams 
of Orange. Began Lye. work, 1902, ind.; 
now listed with Mid.,' on Pacific Coast Cir- 
cuit. Address: Columbus Junction, la. 
CRUM, John H., monologist and lecturer; 
b. Santa Monica, Cal., Dec. 15, 1877; ed. 
Univ. of So. Cal. and Soper Sch. of Ory. 
(1904, B.O., M.O., 1905); to. Alice Jewell 
Jacques, Ontario, Cal., May 25,^ 1902; 
instr. in eloc. and dramatic art, Univ. of 
N. Mex., since 1904. Monolof/ist and lec- 
turer (ill.): Shakespeare in Art; Robert 
Burns; Missions and Mission Days of 
Southern California; Land of Poco 
Tiempo in Picture, Verse and Story. Be- 
gan Lye. work, Cal., 1897-1901, ind.; with 
Soner'Bur.. 1903-4; since ind. Address: 
Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N. 
CULP, W. T. Sherman (Dr.), lecturer: Un- 
crowned Kings; American Knots, Split 
and Unsplit; Heroism in the Hoinespun. 
Began lecturing, about 1896; listed with 
C, Bry., and other Burs. Address: Citi- 
zens' i?ldg., Cleveland, O. 
CUMNOCK, Robert McLean, Director of 
School of Ory., of Northwestern Univ., 
since 1878, and instr. in laws of vocal ex- 
pression and dramatic action, and Shake- 
spearean and Bible reading. Makes spe- 
cialty of Scotch dialect. Listed with Etn. 
and with SI. ( 1880 to about 1900) . Grad. 
of Northwestern Univ.; since 1878 prof, 
rhetoric and ory.. Northwestern Univ.; 
prof, of rhetoric and ory., Garrett Bib. 

Inst.; reed. D.Litt., Dickinson Coll., 1903. 
Address: 1804 Henman Ave., Evanston, 
CURRY, Anna Baright, lecturer; b. Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., June 19, 1854; ed. Colle- 
giate Inst., Poughkeepsie, grad. 1873; 
Boston Univ. Sch. Ory., grad. magna cum 
laude, 1875; traveled extensively in Amer- 
ica, and twice toured Europe; taught eloc, 
Milwaukee Female Coll., 1874, declining 
proft'ered ten years' contract therein, in 
order to further specialize at Boston, in 
her profession; taught eloc, Boston Univ. 
Sch. Ory, 1877-1879; org. and cond., at 
Martha's Vineyard, Mass., first Summer 
Sch. of Ory., in U. S., 1879; conducts simi- 
lar schs., annually, at some point in the 
Southland; m. Samuel S. Curry, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., May 31, 1882; mem. New 
Eng. Woman's Club; Cantabrigia, Cam- 
bridge ; Boston Browning Soc. ; and others. 
Dean, School of Expression, Boston, and 
teacher, voice culture, expression, and in- 
terpretative arts. Lecturer: in Woman's 
Clubs, Art Clubs, and on the Lye plat- 
form, on elocution as a fine art, and on 
the topics most intimately related to her 
work as teacher of Ory. and of Expres- 
sion. Feeder: interpretations of the high- 
er forms of literature, only. Began plat- 
form work in 1870, ind.; since ind. Ad- 
dress: School of Expression, Pierce Bldg., 
Copley Sq., Boston, Mass. 
CURRY, Samuel Silas, lecturer; b. Chatata, 
East Tenn., Nov. 25, 1847; ed. Grant 
Univ. (A.B.), 1872; Boston Univ. (A.M., 
B.D., Ph.D.), 1875-9; graduate Boston 
Univ. School of Oratory, 1878; Colby Univ. 
(Litt.D.), 1905; grad. studies in Europe, 
where traveled extensively. Librarian, 
Boston Art Club; Snow Prof., Ory., Bos- 
ton Univ., 9 yrs.; Harvard Instr. Eloc, 9 
vrs.; Yale Div. Sch., 10 yrs.; Newton 
Theol. Inst.. Acting Davis Prof., Eloc, 22 
vrs. ; m. Anna Baright, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y., May 31, 1882. ^Founder: School of 
Expression, Boston, Mass.; pres. of same 
since foundation. Lecturer: on subjects 
relating intimately to his work as an ex- 
ponent of nature and of art combined in 
oratorical and in dramatic expression; on 
the Drama; on Art; on the Monologue as 
a mode of dramatic expression; and on 
kindred .Tsthetic subjects. Org. and condr. 
Summer Schs. of Expr., in the LT. S., and 
in Can. Ed: tor: Classics for Vocal Ex- 
pression, 1888. Author: Vocal and Liter- 
arv Interpretation of the Bible, Mac, 
1003: Province of Expression; Lessons in 
Vocal Expression, Imagination and Dra- 



matie Instinct, all pub. by Exp. Co.; 
ready for the press: Principles and 
Training; Browning and the Monologue; 
Foundations of Expression; The Develop- 
ment of the Voice. Began lecturing be- 
fore 1880, ind.; since ind. Address: 
School of Expression, Copley Sq., Boston, 
Mass.; home address, 5 Riedesel Ave., 
Cambridge, Mass. 

DAGGY, Maynard Lee, lecturer and educa- 
tor; &. Greencastle, Ind., Nov. 27, 1874; 
ed. De Pauw Univ. (Ph.B., 1896) ; Indiana 
Law Sch., Univ. of Chicago, Boston Sch. 
of Expression. Is mem. of Bar; has 
taught in Jacksonville, 111., Sch. for 
Blind; Mt. Vernon, 111., and Fond du Lac, 
Wis., High Schs.; Univ. of Wisconsin 
(three yrs.) ; now prof. Ehetoric and Ory., 
Univ. of Washington, Seattle, Wash. m. 
Marie Jay Stone, Seattle, Wash., June 
6, 1905. Lecturer: Anglo-Saxon Grit; 
Gospel of the Commonplace; Twentieth 
Century Education; The Orator in Ameri- 
can History; also on practical educational 
topics, and literature. Sec. Pac. C. Bur. 
Has spoken 75 times in home county; 
does much Teachers' Inst. work. Supt. 
of platform and programs at Chau. As- 
semblies. Began lecturing. Temperance 
Chau., Decatur, 111., 1895; since listed 
with Ch., SI., Mut., Pac. C, G. W. Ad- 
dress: Univ. of Washington, Seattle, 

DANIEL, Louis Spencer, character artist; 

6. Clarksvillc, Tenn., July 27, 1871; grad. 
Clarksville High Sch., 1885; studied in 
South Western Presn. Univ. (1885-7), 
night business coll., Memphis, Tenn., and 
Boston Sch. of Expression (grad. 1890); 
also attended law and literary lectures at 
Harvard and Boston Univ. During this 
time was at Boston Museum Theatre, 
finally becoming under-study. Is mem. 
Tenn. Bar, and practiced, 1892-4; m. May 
Margaret Watkins, Lebanon, Tenn., Apr. 

7, 1896; has taught various forms of ex- 
pression and physical culture in Ward's 
Sem. for Young Ladies, Nashville, Tenn., 
Nashville Bible Sch., Price's Coll., Bos- 
coluf, Tenn., Peabody Normal Sch., South 
Ky. Coll., Columbia High Sch., Columbia 
Inst., Columbia Military Coll. Monolofjist: 
his owni dramatizations of Stringtown on 
the Pike; Warwick of the Knobs; Lea 
Miserables; Cyrano de Bergerac, Colonel 
Charlotte of Charlottesville; Lend Me 
Five Shillings; Romance of Two Bachel- 

ors; A Country Courtship; Romance of a 
Glove; Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch; 
Ole Ash' and Dialect Stories; also original 
stories, and misc. programs. Began Lye. 
work, 1890, ind.; trav. with Opie Read for 
time, under Red.; then listed with Alk., 
Inter, and Rice. Lecturer: educational 
subjects and subjects of character; org. 
and ran a Chau. for 2 yrs.; agt. for Rice, 
2 yrs.; has filled about 3,700 engagements. 
Address: Lebanon, Tenn. 

DARLING, George Channing, cartoonist and 
lecturer; b. New Bedford, Mass., May, 
1870; studied drawing; became newspaper 
cartoonist, Providence, 1890; on staff 
Hartford, Conn., Times, 1893-7; on news- 
papers, New York, Philadelphia, Balti- 
more, 1897-8. Entertainer: clay modeller, 
cartoonist. Lecturer: Humor in Art. 
Began Lye. work, 1898; since listed with 
Red., L. E. B., Ert. Address: 212 Union 
St., Providence, R. I. 

DAUGHERTY, Charles W,, singer; 6. 
Franklin, Ind., Nov. 21, 1877; ed. Franklin 
and Indianapolis Schs.; grad. Ind's. High; 
tenor soloist and choirmaster for 3 yrs. 
at St. Paul's Episcopal Ch., Indianapolis, 
Ind. Singer: now tenor soloist with the 
Celeste Concert Co. Began Lye. work, 
1903, second tenor with Arion Male Quar- 
tette, under Win. With quartette until 
1906, under Win., Chi., Inter., Bry., SI. 
Mgr. Celeste Concert Co., with Ent. L. 
Address: 631 E. 11th St., Indianapolis, 

DAVENPORT, Homer Calvin, cartoonist 
and lecturer; h. Silverton, Ore., Mar. 8, 
1867; reared on farm in Ore.; has been 
jockey, railroad fireman, clown in circus; 
European and Asiatic traveler; 1892, em- 
ployed on San Francisco Examiner as car- 
toonist; on N. Y. Journal since 1895; in 
1899 originated the Mark Hanna $-mark 
suit of clothes and the giant figure of the 
Trusts; his work caused attempt to pass 
anti-cartoon bill in N. Y., 1897. Made 
first trip of an American to the desert of 
Arabia; brought back first photos ever 
taken among Aneza tribe of warring 
Bedouins, 1906; was made brother to great 
Sheik Akmut Hafi"ez; given an imperial 
irade by the Sultan — the only one ever 
granted to an individual, — to export 
Arabian horses from the desert. Author: 
Davenport's Cartoons; The Bell of Silver- 
ton, and other Short Stories of Oregon; 
The Dollar or the Man, 1900, S., M. Co. 
Lecturer (ill. with cartoons) : The Power 
of the Cartoon; Picturesque Life in the 



Desert of Arabia ( latest lecture ) . Began 
lecturing, 1904; made European and Aus- 
tralian lecture tour, 1906. Addrei^s: Even- 
ing Mail, N. Y. Cy. 
DAVIDSON, Wilbur Leroy, Chautauqua 
mgr. and lecturer; 6. Woodsfield, 0., Apr. 
3, 1853; grad. Scio Coll., 1870, and Drew 
Theol. Sem., 1876; D.D., at Claflin Univ., 
1889; in. Belie Clark, Lexington, Ky., 
1890; ordained to ministry of Meth. 
Episc. Ch., 1876; held pastorates in 
Adamsville, Tyrone, CaldAvell, Newton 
Falls, Cleveland, Painesville, all in 0., 
1876-1886; field agt. S. S. Union Meth. 
Episc. Ch., 1887-91; field agt. C. L. S. C, 
1886-9; del. to Ecumenical Meth. Conf., 
London, Eng., 1901; sec. Am. Univ., Wash- 
ington, D. C., since 1899; mem. University 
Club, Washington. D. C, and Nat. Geog. 
Soc. Org. Nat. Chau. Bur., 1899; mgr. 
since 1899; helped organize, and 2 yrs. 
pres. Internat. Chau. Alliance. Autliryr: 
Over the Sea and ^Vliat I Saw, 1885, 
M. E. B. Also contr. to religious and 
secular press. Lecturer (illus.) : In and 
About Shakespeare's Home; Tramps 
Through Switzerland; From the Italian 
Lakes to Vesuvius; Away Down South 
in Dixie. Ghautatiqiia manager: has or- 
ganized and conducted more Chau. Assem- 
blies than any other man in America; 
supt. of instruction at 26 Chaus. since 
1887; also makes programs and manages 
platform; in charge of Mountain Lake 
Park, Md., Chau., 19 yrs.; Northampton, 
Mass., 12 yrs.; Lexington, Ky., 11 yrs.; 
De Funiak Springs, Fla., 10 yrs. Resi- 
dence: 1711 Lamont St. Offlce: 1419 F 
St., Washington, D. C. 

DAVIS, Ash, cartoonist and clay modeler; 
6. Fayette Co., la., June 9, 1871; ed. West 
Union, la.. High Sch., Drake Univ., Des 
Moines, la.; m. Colene Crawford, Dea 
Moines, la., Oct. 31, 1899; was pres., sec. 
and treas. Epworth League, West Union, 
la., and Des Moines, la. Began Lye. 
work, 1901, with Std.; since listed with 
Std., Red., Chi., C, Co., Col., N. D. Ad- 
dress: 1426 19th St., Des Moines, la. 

DAVIS, Boothe Colwell, lecturer; h. Jane 
Lew, W. Va., July 12, 1863; ed. pub. schs., 
W. Va., State Normal Sch.; grad. Alfred 
Univ., Alfred, N. Y., 1890; and Yale Di- 
vinity Sch., 1893; Ph.D., from Nat. Nor- 
mal Univ., 1897; and D.D.; in. Estelle 
Hoffman, Shiloh, N. J., 1893. Traveled in 
Europe, Palestine, Egypt, 1902. Mem. 
Coll. Council, Univ. State of N. Y. Pas- 
tor First Seventh-day Bapt. Ch., Alfred, 

1893-5. Pres. and prof, philosophy, AI- 
fied Univ. since Sept., 1895, and pres. 
N. Y. State Sch. of Gay Working and 
Ceramics. Lecturer: Educational, Social, 
Economic, and Patriotic topics. Began 
work, 1903, under Emp.; since listed with 
Emp. Address: Alfred, N. Y. 

DAVIS, Daniel Webster, lecturer and 
reader; I)., of African descent, Caroline 
Co., Va., Mar. 25, 1862; ed, Puchmond, Va., 
A.M. and D.D. from Guadaloupe Coll., 
Seguin, Tex.; m. Lizzie E. Smith, Rich- 
mond, Va., Sept. 10, 1893; is pastor in 
Bapt. Ch., dir. Old Folks' Home; trustee 
Va. Sem. and Coll.; pres. Y. M. C. A. 
Author: Idle Moments, 1895; Weh Down 
Souf, 1897. Lecturer: Plantation Life and 
Present Condition of the Negro (ill.) , with 
own poems and songs. Began Lye. work, 
1898, in 0., listed with Cent.; since with 
Cent, and Wh. Address: 908 N. 7th St., 
Richmond, Va. 

DAWSON, William James, lecturer; &. Tow- 
cester, England; ed. Kingswood and Dids- 
bury Colls., Eng.; reed. D.D. from Oberlin 
Coll., Oberlin, 0.; has traveled through- 
out Europe and Palestine; w. Jane 
Powell, Lowestoft, Eng. Author: Poems 
and Lyrics; A Vision of Souls; Quest and 
Vision; Essays in Life and Literature; 
The Makers of Modern Poetry; The Mak- 
ers of Modern Prose; The Makers of Mod- 
ern Fiction; The Church of To-morrow; 
The Reproach of Christ; The Evangelis- 
tic Note; The Threshold of Manhood; 
The ]Making of Manhood; The Man Christ 
Jesus; Savonarola, a Tragedy; The Quest 
of the Simple Life; Judith Boldero; 
Through Lattice Windows; The Story of 
Hannah; The House of Dreams; London 
Idylls; The Doctor Speaks (the last seven 
are novels) ; The Forgotten Secret. Lec- 
turer: on historical, biographical and lit- 
erary subjects; also an evangelist. Be- 
gan work, Eng., 1886, Christie's Bur., Lon- 
don; since listed with Britt. Address: 61 
Summer St., Taunton, Mass. 

DAY, Elias, characterist, giving original 
monologues in theatrical make-up; also 
gives costumed dialogues with Mrs. Day; 
conducts summer sch. for Lyceum work; 
m. Oranne Truitt, Oak Park, 111., 1905. 
Began Lvc. work, 1898; listed with SI., 
Mut., Bry.. Brt. Address: Oak Park. 111. 

DAY, George Edward, lecturer; h. N. Dana, 
Mass., Sept. 21, 1864; ed. Westfield, Mass., 
pub. schs. and Internat. Y. M. C. A. Train- 
ing Sch., Springfield, Mass.; trav. in 
western Europe; m. Nettie M. Fisher, 



Norwood, Mass., June 30, 1897; gen. sec, 
Y. M. C. A., Somerville, Mass. Author: A 
Wilderness Cry, 1906, Clark. Lexturer: 
Childhood Portrayed by the Poets; Dante 
Gabriel Rossetti; A European Holiday. 
Began lecturing, Swampscott, Mass., 
1898; listed with Wh. Address: 38 
BroAvning Road, Somerville, Mass. 

DAY, Oranne Truitt, reader; studied at 
Hart ConAvay Sch. of Acting and in Mr. 
Day's Summer Sch. for Lyceum Work; in. 
Eli'as Day, Oak Park, 111., 1905. Gives 
monologues, and takes part in costumed 
duologue with Mr. Day. Address: Oak 
Park, 111. 

DEBS, Eugene Victor, lecturer; b. Terre 
Haute, Ind., Nov. 5, 1855; common sch. 
edn.; m. Katharine Metzel, June 9, 1885. 
Locomotive fireman on Terre Haute and 
Indianapolis R. R., 1871-4; wholesale gi'o- 
cery house of Hulman & Co., 1875-9; city 
clerk of Terre Haute, 1879-83; mem. Ind. 
legislature, 1885; grand sec. and treas. 
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, 
1880-93; pres. Am. Railway Union, 1893- 
7; chmn. Nat. Council Social Democracy, 
1897-8; candidate Social Democratic 
Party for Pres., 1900. As pres. Am. Ry. 
Union won large strike on Great Northern 
Ry. ; while managing the still larger strike 
on Western roads. 1894, was charged with 
conspiracy, but acquitted; charged with 
contempt by Federal Court in same case 
and sentenced to six months in Wood- 
stock jail. Candidate of Socialist Party 
for Pres. U. S., 1904. Lecturer: Indus- 
trial Evolution; Labor and Liberty; The 
Great Struggle; Modern Problems. Listed 
■with A. L. U. Address: Terre Haute, Ind. 

DE LA BARRE, E. Maie, musician; ft. 
South Haven. Mich.. July 26, 1881; ed. 
Chicago and Elgin, 111. (grad. St. Mary's 
Acad.) ; m. Joseph De La Barre, Chicago, 
111., 1900. Musician: org., mgr., and first 
soprano, American Lady Quartet, 1900, to 
date; then and since listed with Win. 
Address: 2769 N. Robey St., Chicago, 111. 

DEMING, Cliffe, monodramatic impersona- 
tor; b. Richwood, 0., Aug. 7, 1876; ed. 
Kenton, 0., pub. schs. (grad., 1896) ; Ohio 
Northern Univ., Ada, 0. (grad. in Eloc, 
1899; in classical course, 1900; A.M., 
1904) ; Emerson Coll. of Oratorv (grad., 
1903). Was 2d Lt. and Bat. Adjt. 2d 
Inf. 0. N. G., Kenton, 0., 1896; served in 
War with Spain; acting Brigade Quarter- 
master on Gen. W. W. Gordon's staff; 
capt. Co. G, 2d Inf., 0. N. G., 1899; major 
since 1904. Reader: Enoch Arden; David 

Harum; Taming of the Shrew; The Bells; 
misc. programs. Dean of Ory. 0. North- 
ern Univ., 1900-6; Pres. Deniing Coll. of 
Ory. since 1906. Reader with Boston 
Univ. Glee Club, 1903. Began work, 1900, 
ind.; since ind. Address: Ada, 0. 

DE MOTTE, John Brewer, lecturer; 6. 
Waveland, Ind., Aug. 21, 1848; ed. Ind. 
Asbury Univ. (A.B., 1874; ii.M., 1877). 
Boston Inst, of Technology, Bonn and 
Heidelberg, Germany; reed. Ph.D., De 
Pauw Univ., 1887, on work done at Bonn, 
and M.D. from la. Medical Coll., Keokuk, 
1893; in 1863 enlisted as pvt. in 118th 
regt. Ind. vols., and served until discharge 
of I'egt.; m. Miss Lelia L. Washburn, Bos- 
ton, Mass., 1878; has been several times 
abroad, mostly to French and German 
laboratories; for 21 yrs. prof., in mathe- 
matics or in physics, in Ind. Asbury and 
De Pauw Univs. Author: The Secret of 
Character-Building, 1890, Grgs. Lecturer 
(with scientific illustrations) : The Harp 
of the Senses, or The Secret of Character- 
Building; Python Eggs and the American 
Boy; A Plea for Posterity, or The Prob- 
lem of Heredity; The Fever of Life. Be- 
gan lecturing, ind.; listed with SL, 1888; 
since with SI., Red. and A. L. U. Has 
filled over 2,500 engagements. Address: 
Greencastle, Ind., or Bay View, Mich. 

DERR, Albert C. (Dr.), lecturer (ill. with 
sterecpticon views) : A Night in the Pine 
Forests; Missionary Work in the Mining 
Regions; Ben Hur; Yellowstone National 
Park; American Industries of To-day; 
Scenes from a Car- Window; The 
Japanese-Russian War. Began lecturing, 
1895. Address: Wadsworth, 0. 

DICKSON, John Colville, bureau manager; 
5. Westmoreland Co., Pa., Apr. 25, 1874; 
ed. High Sch., Tarentum, Pa., and State 
Normal Sch., Slippery Rock, Pa. Author: 
Lyric Poems; also musical critic. Began 
Lye. work, baritone of Welsh Prize Sing- 
ers Quartette, doing local work, 1904. 
Org. Dickson Bur., Allegheny, Pa., 1904; 
since mgr. Dkn., covering Pa., 0., W. Va., 
Ind., Mich., Ky., Md. Residence: Taren- 
tum, Pa. Office: Mutual Bldg., Allegheny, 

DILLENBECK, Preston K., reader and pres. 
Dillenbeck School of Oratory; 6. N. Y.; 
ed. N. Y. ; mem. faculty Fulton & True- 
blood Sch. of Ory.; prof. ory. and public 
speaking, Ky. Univ., Lexington, Ky., 4 
yrs.; founded Dillenbeck Sch. of Ory., 
Kansas City, Kan., 1893; since pres. this 
sch. Reader: The Hoosier Schoolmaster; 



Paolo and Franceaca; How John Norton 
Kept His Christmas; Julius Ciesar; Mer- 
chant of Venice; Macbeth; and misc. pro- 
gram. Address: Minor Bldg., Kansas 
City. Mo. 

DINWIDDIE, Edwin Courtland, lecturer; 6. 
Springfield, O., Sept. 29, 18G7; ed. pub. 
schs., Wittenberg Coll., Springfield, 0., and 
Grove City, Pa., Coll., A.M., 1899; m. 
Olive H. Smith, Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 
8, 1894. Traveled through Europe and 
U. S. Ordained in Evang. Luth. ministry, 
1894; sec. permanent Com. on Temper- 
ance, Gen. Synod, Evang. Luth. Ch., 1899- 
1903, and chmn. same since 1903. Pres. 
O. Young Men's Prohibition League, 1888- 
9; sec. 0. Prohibition Exec. Com., 1890- 
2; Legislative supt., O. Anti-Saloon 
League, 1904-6; State supt. Pa. Anti- 
Saloon League, 1897-9; Nat. legislative 
supt. Anti-Saloon League of America since 
1899; had charge of successful effort to 
prohibit army canteen for sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors, and proposed and secured 
appropriations by Congress of over 
$2,000,000 for buildings at army posts for 
recreative and social purposes for enlisted 
men; led effort to continue prohibition in 
new State of Okla. Grand Counselor 
L 0. G. T., 1893-4; electoral supt., 1894- 
6, Ohio I. 0. G. T.; represented Ohio 
Grand Lodge at Internat. Supreme Lodge, 
la., 1893, and D. C. Grand Lodge at In- 
ternat. Supreme Lodge, Stockholm, Swe- 
den, 1902, and Belfast, Ireland, 1905; 
unanimously chosen National Grand Elec- 
toral Supt. at institution of Grand Lodge 
at Chicago, Oct. 1, 1905, and similarly re- 
elected, Boston session, 1906. Mem. Am. 
Acad. Polit. and Social Science; Nat. 
Municipal League, Beta Theta Pi. Lec- 
tnrer: on temperance and political and 
sociological subjects. Lectured for Anti- 
Saloon League since 1893; in Lye. since 
1894. ind. Addresfi: 181 Woodlawn Ave., 
Springfield, 0. Office: 30 Bliss Bldg., 
Washington, D. C. 

DIXON, Charles Henry, musician; ft. La 
Salle, 111., 1804; ed. De Pauw Univ., Chi- 
cago Univ. and Hedding Coll., Abingdon, 
111. (A.B.); m. Mary D. David, Onarga, 
111. Mnsician: basso of Chicago Glee 
Club; also gives character sketches. Org. 
Chicago Glee Club, 1899, listed with Mut.; 
since mem. same. Has filled over 1,700 
engagements; since 1899 listed with Mut., 
Sn., N. Dix., Bry., SI., Lab., Brt.; now 
with Ch. Address: 350 E. 57th St., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

DIXON, Frank, lecturer; ft. N. C; grad. 
Univ. of N. C, 188G; pastor of Bapt. chs., 
W. Va., Cal. and Conn., 1888-1902. Lec- 
turer: The Man Against the ]\Iass; 
Monopoly; The Coming American; The 
Mossback. Began lecturing about 1900; 
listed with SI., Bry., A Ik., and Brt. 
Address: The Dupont," Washington, D. C. 

DIXON, Thomas, Jr., lecturer; ft. Shelby, 
N. C, Jan. 11, 1864; grad. Wake Forest 
Coll., N. C, 1883, A.M., 1883; grad. 
Greensboro, N. C, law sch., 1886; ad- 
mitted to bar, N. C, and U. S. dist. and 
Supreme Court, 1886; scholarship, history 
and politics, Johns Hopkins Univ., 1883- 
4; m. Harriet Bussey, Montgomery, Ala., 
Mar. 3, 1886. Mem. N. C. legislature, 
1881-6; resigned to enter Bapt. ministry, 
Oct., 1886; pastor Raleigh, N. C, 1887; 
Boston, 1888-9, New York, 1889-99. 
Author: The Leopard's Spots, 1902; The 
One Woman, 1903; The Clansman, 1905; 
The Life Worth Living, 1905, all pub. by 
D. P. Co. Lecturer: Backbone. Began lec- 
turing, 1889; practically retired since 
1902. Address: Dixondale, Va. 

DODGE, Carl Winfield, musician; 6. Natick, 
Mass.. Nov. 10, 1885; ed. pub. schs., 
Natick; performed in grand opera on 
violoncello, 1901. Musician: Violoncello 
soloist. Began Lye. work, 1900, under 
Red. as mem. Unity Co.; mem. Bostonia 
Sextette Club since' 1905; also listed with 
Red. Is mem. Municipal Orchestra of 
Boston. Address: 5 Linden St., Allston, 

DOLE, Nathan Haskell, lecturer; b. Chel- 
sea, Mass., Aug. 31, 1852; ed. Phillips 
Exeter, Phillips Andover Acads. and 
Harvard Univ. (A.B., 1874); m. Helen J. 
Bennett, Boston, June 28, 1882; taught 
at DeVeaux Coll., 1874-5; Worcester High 
Sch., 1875-6; preceptor Derby Acad., 
Hingham, Mass., 1876-8; was literary and 
musical ed. Phila. Press. 1881-1886; lit- 
erary adviser T. \^ Crowell & Co., 1887- 
1900; sec. dept. of publicity, D. Appleton 
& Co., Pres. Omar Khayyam Soc. of Am.; 
pres. Bibliophile Soc; odist to the An- 
cient and Honorable Artillery Co. of 
Boston. Author: Young Folks History of 
Russia, 1881, Ets.; A Score of Famous 
Composers, 1891, Crl.; Not Angels Quite, 
1892, L. & S.; On the Point, 1895, Page; 
The Hawthorn Tree, and Other Poems, 
1895, Crl.; Poems for the Educational 
Music Course, 1886, Ginn; Life of Fran- 
cis William Bird, 1897, self; Joseph Jef- 
ferson at Home, 1898, Ets.; Omar, the 



Tent-Maker — A Romance of Old Persia, 
1898. Page; Peace and Progress — The 
Building of the Organ and Onward 
(poems), 1904, self; also Moffat, Yard & 
Co. Translator and editor: For extensive 
list of books translated and of books 
edited, see " Who's Who in America." 
Lecturer: Mnsic and Immortality; Origi- 
nality in Literature and Art; Poetry and 
Philosophy of Omar Khayyam; The Hu- 
mors of Life; Enthusiasm in Education; 
Old Almanacks; Count Tolstoi; The Pic- 
turesque in Dante; Precious Stones; Sym- 
bolism in the Drama; also on Russian 
literature, and Dramatic Currents of the 
Present Day (single or in course). Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1889, Phila., Pa., ind.; 
since ind., and occasionally listed with 
Bureaus. Address: 91 Glen Road, Jamaica 
Plain, Boston, Mass. 

DOLLIVEP., Jonathan Prentiss, lecturer; &. 
near Kin-rwood, W. Va.. Feb. 6, 1858; 
grad. W. Va. Univ.. 1875; LL.D., Bethany 
Coll., 1900; admitted to bar, 1878; est. 
practice in la. Mem. 51st, 52nd, 53rd, 
54th, 55th and 56th Congresses, 10th la. 
dist.; apptd. U. S. Senator, 1900; elected, 
1902. Republican. Lecturer: The Work- 
ing Man of Nazareth; A Poor Man's Gov- 
ernment and a Poor Boy's Country; The 
Nation of America; Public Virtue as a 
Question of Politics. Began Lye. work, 
about 1900; listed with A. L. U. Home: 
Fort Dodge, la. 

DOMER, Frank Albert, lecturer; J). North 
Washington, Pa., Mar. 12, 1868; ed. Scio 
Coll. (A.B.), Cleveland Sch. of Ory., and 
Mt. Union Coll. (A.M., Ph.D.). Was 
prin. Scio Coll. of Ory., 1889-92; is now 
paster First Meth. Episc. Ch., Bridgeport, 
O. Lecturer: Moonshine; Shooting at a 
Mark; The Boy Dreamer; The Manly 
Man. Began Lye. work, 1890, as reader 
and entertainer; afterwards lecturer. 
Was listed with Bry. ; now with Ch. C, 
Col., and 0. Address: Bridgeport, 0. 

DONAHOE, Stephen A., lecturer; b. Wayne 
Co., W. Va.; ed. Barboursville, W. Va., 
Coll. (A.B. ); ordained to ministry of 
Meth. Episc. Ch. South; has held pas- 
torates in W. Va. and Ky. ; now pastor 
at Ashland, Ky.; presiding elder Cotletts- 
burg Dist., W. Va., since 1902; m. Mis3 
Leona Rollyson, W. Va., June 30, 1891. 
Lertiirer: Modern Manhood; Muscles in 
Fetters; The Troubles of a Gospel Sharp; 
Wrecks that Line the Shore; Setting the 
Fashion. Began lecturing, 1896, ind.; 

since ind. and listed with Al., Hsr., and 
Glz. Address: Huntington, la. 

DONNELL, Alida M. (Miss), reader; h. 
Chelsea, Mass., 1881; ed. Chelsea pub. and 
high schs. Reader and soprano: mono- 
logues, plays, humorous and dramatic 
readings; misc. Began Lye. work, 1901, 
with Red.; since listed with Red., Brt., 
Wh., Etn. and SI. Has been reader with 
Metropolitan Stars, 1902; Schubert, Har- 
vard, and Temple Quartets, and many 
other musical organizations; mem. of 
Southern Sextette (1903). Address: 141 
Orange St., Gielsea, Mass. 

D'OOGE, Benjamin Leonard, lecturer; 6. 
Grand Rapids, Mich., 1860; grad. Univ. of 
Mich., 1881, A.M., 1884; (Ph.D., Univ. of 
Bonn, 1901 ) ; m. Jennie E. Pease, Ann 
Arbor, Mich., June 25, 1885. Prin. high 
sch., Coldwater, Mich., 1881-3; instr. in 
Latin, Univ. of Mich., 1884-0 ; prof, an- 
cient languages, Mich. Sti';- Xormal Coll., 
since 1886; spent 1899-1901 in travel and 
study abroad. Mem. Am. Philol. Assn. 
Editor: Colloquia Latina, 1888. Hth.; 
Viri Roniae, 1895; Easy Latin for Sinhl; 
Reading, 1897; Ca?sar's Gallic War (with 
J. B. Greenough and M. G. Daniell), 
Second Year Latin (with same), 1899, all 
pub. by Ginn; Helps to the Study of 
Classical Mythology, 1899, Wahr: Cicero, 
Select Orations, Sbrn., 1901; Latin Com- 
position, 1901; Revised (with others) 
Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar, 
1903; Latin Composition for Secondary 
Schools, 1904, all pub. by Ginn. Mem. 
Am. Inst. Archaeology; pres. Mich. School- 
masters Club, 1903-4. Lecturer: on trav- 
els in Greece, Italy. Sicily, on ancient art 
and archaeology. Does some Teachers' 
Inst. work. Recent Tendencies in Educa- 
tion and The Successful Teacher. Began 
lecturing, 1900; now listed with Win. 
Address: Ypsilanti, Mich. 

DOTY, John M., Bureau manager; &. Mur- 
physboro. 111., July 10, 1873; ed. Mur- 
physboro High Sch.; Southern 111. State 
Normal Univ., Carbondale, 111. (grad., 
1902); Southern Collegiate Inst., Albion, 
111.; m. Miss Mary Kershaw, Grayville, 
111., Mar. 7, 1899; taught in III. High Schs. 
5 yrs; 2 yrs pres. of a Southern Acad.; 2 
yrs. instr. in San Francisco Bus. Coll., San 
Francisco, Cal. Bureau manar/er: with 
Frederick Truman and others org. Inter- 
nat. Lvc. Bur., 1904; with offices at Cleve- 
land, b.; Grand Chain, 111.; Hamilton, 
Can.; Kansas City, Mo.; Minneapolis, 



Minn.; is pres. of Btir.; operates over Cen- 
tral States. Address: Grand Chain, 111. 

DREBY, Lillian E., reader; ft. Phila., Pa., 
1877; ed. pub. sch., Temple Coll., Phila., 
and M. M. Jones Sch. of Eloe. Reader: 
Misc. programs. Does much coaching for 
entertainments. Began work, 1896, ind.; 
since ind. and listed with Ant., Lab., Chrl. 
Address: 232 Highland Ave., Chestnut 
Hill, Phila., Pa. 

DRIVER, John Merritte, lecturer; &. Mount 
Vernon, 111., Feb. 10, 1858; ed. Irvington, 
111.; grad. Boston Univ., 1885 (S.T.D.); 
A.M., Baldwin Univ.; D.D., Rust Univ.; 
Ph.D., American Univ.; m. Elsie V^iley, 
Casey, 111., 1880. Ordained elder Meth. 
Episo. Ch., 1887; pastor in 111., Ind., Minn., 
Mass., until 1902; trav. in Europe, Asia 
and Africa, 1900; pastor People's Ch., 
Chicago, 111., 1902-6. Author: Bible Tem- 
perance Hymns, 1879, M. & G.; Songs of 
the Soul, Mey.; Samson and Shylock, 
Ptc; Purple Peaks Remote, 1905; A 
Modern Tragedy, 1906; Hearts Heroic, 
1906, all pub. by L. & L. Lecturer: 
America Facing the Far East; Ultimate 
America; My Personal Recollections of 
Jefferson Davis; The Anglo-Saxon and the 
Future Rulership of the World; European 
Policy and Diplomacy at the Birth of the 
Twentieth Century; The Romance of a 
Nation's Birth, or The Origin of the 
American Constitution. Began Lye. work, 
1902, with SI.; since listed with SI. and 
Bry. Address: 6059 Jefferson Ave., Chi- 
cago. 111. 

DU BOIS, William Edward Burghardt, lec- 
turer; 1). Great Barrington, Mass., Feb. 23, 
1868, of Negro descent; grad. Fisk Univ., 
1888, and Harvard, 1890 (A.M., 1891; 
Ph.D., 1895) ; studied at Univ. of Berlin; 
m. Nina Gomer, Cedar Rapids, la.. May 
12, 1896; Fellow Am. Assn. Advancement 
Sci.; sometime fellow of Harvard in so- 
ciology; late asst. in sociology, Univ. of 
Pa.; traveled in Europe, 1892-04. Author: 
The Suppression of the Slave Trade, 
Long., 1896; The Philadelphia Negro, 
Ginn, 1899; The Souls of Black Folk, 
McCl., 1903. Editor Atlanta Univ. Pub- 
lications. Lecturer: on Social Questions, 
and the Negro American. Began Lye. 
work, 1890, ind.; since ind. and with Red. 
Address: Atlanta Univ., Atlanta, Ga. 

DUNBAR, Harry C, reader, musician and 
entertainer; b. Hope, Ind., Sept. 8, 1868; 
ed. Wichita, Kan.; grad. Wichita High 
Sch., 1886. Reader: of humorous selec- 
tions. Flutist, baritone and bell-ringer 

with Dunbar Quartet; bus. mgr. of Quar- 
tet since organization, 1900; ind., 1900-2j 
listed with Sn.. 1902; since under mgemt. 
St., G. W., Bry., Sn. and SI. Address: 
Care Slayton Bureau, Steinway Hall, Chi- 
cago, 111. 

DUNBAR, Ralph Morgan, musician and en- 
tertainer; b. Wichita, Kan., July 5, 1879; 
ed. Wichita pub. schs., St. Joseph, Mo., 
High Sch., and Lewis Academy, Wichita. 
Musician: musical director, violoncellist, 
tenor and one of bell-ringers with Dunbar 
Quartet since 1900. Was mem. Western 
Stars, and WHiitney-Mockridge Co., as 
violoncellist, 1899-1900; Jessie Bartlett 
Davis-Beecher Co., 1902; was with Clii- 
cago Symphony Orchestra, and with Kan. 
Cy. Sym. Orch.; mem. Dunbar Co. since 
1900;* ind., 1900-2; with Sn., 1902; since 
listed with St., G. W., Bry., Sn. and SI. 
Filled nearly 1,500 engagements. Address: 
Care Slayton Bureau, Steinway Hall, Chi- 
cago, 111. 

DURNO, J. H. (Durno, the Mysterious), 
magician; b. 111.; ed. pub. schs. Magician 
and ventriloq^iist. Began work, 1899, in 
N. S. with Cen.; since listed with Cen. 
and Emp.; travels with own co. of three, 
including Carl Herrman. Address: 47^ 
Park Ave., Rochester, N. Y. 

EARLEY. Miriam Lee, reader and imper- 
sonator; 6. Hightstown, N. J., Mar. 10, 
1878; ed. Pennington Sem., N. J. (grad. 
1896). Northwestern Sch. of Ory., Evans- 
ton, 111., and Ludlam Sch. of Dram. Art, 
Phila.; head of dept. of eloc, Pennington 
Sem., 1900-5. Reader: Mercedes; The 
Little Minister; Enoch Arden; As You 
Like It; Twelfth Night; If I Were King; 
An Evening of American Humor; A Dick- 
ens Evening. Began reading, ind., about 
1900; since ind. and listed with Lab. 
Address: Care Talent, 29 S. 7th St., Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

EASTMAN, Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa), 
lecturer; b. Redwood Falls, Minn., 1858; 
ed. Kimball Union Acad., Meriden, N. H.; 
Knox Hall, Beloit Coll.; Dartmouth Coll. 
(A.B., 1887) ; Boston Univ. Sch. of Medi- 
cine (M.D., 1890); m. Elaine Goodale, 
New York City, 1891. Govt, physician, 
1890-3, Pine Ridge Agency, and in charge 
of the wounded captives at time of Ghost 
Dance outbreak, 1890; Indian sec. Y. M. 
C. A., 1894-7, under Internat. Com. Y. M. 
C. A., having charge of the Indian field; 



atty. for Santee Sioux, Washington, 1897- 
1900; govt. physician, Crow Creek, 
S. Dak., 1900-3; holds appmt. to revise 
Sioux family names since 1903. Author: 
Indian Boyhood, 1900, MeP. Co.; Red 
Hunters and the Animal People, 1902, 
Harp. Lecturer: A School of Savagery; 
The Real Indian; The Last Stand of the 
Sioux; The True Story of Hiawatha. 
Began lecturing, 1903, with Pnd.; since 
with Pnd., Bry., Red., and ind. Address: 
Amherst, Mass. 
EBBELS, Edgar Judson, reader; b. Toronto, 
Can., 1864; ed. Pickering Coll., Ont.; m. 
Alice C. Jefferys, Toronto, Can., 1885. 
Pres. Men's Bible Class, First Bapt. Ch., 
Montclair, N. J. Reader: The Tempest; 
Pickwick Papers; The Crisis; Black 
Rock; The Prisoner of Zenda; Enoch 
Arden; Sohrab and Rustuni; Ulysses. 
Lecturer: How One Should Read; Ameri- 
can and English Comedy. First ent., 
1875, Can., ind.; since listed with G. W., 
and St. Has given about 4,500 entertain- 
ments. Address: Montclair, N. J. 

ECCLES, Walter L., entertainer; &. Clinton, 
Mass.; ed. High Sch. and Emerson Coll. 
of Ory., Boston ( 1 yr. ) ; m. Helen Louise 
Trickey, Brookline, Mass., Nov. 17, 1900. 
Entertainer: humorous impersonator, 
monologist and singer. Began Lye. work, 
1896, in Boston; has been listed with Sn., 
Cen., Emp., Win. and all the Boston Burs.; 
mem. Cecilia Musical Club, 1898-9; Bos- 
ton Musical and Dramatic Club, 1901-3; 
now gives full evenings. Address: 5 Park 
St., Brookline, Mass. 

EDMONDS, Franklin Spencer, lecturer; 6. 
Phila., Pa., Mar. 28, 1874; grad. Central 
High Sch., Phila. (A.B., 1891; A.M., 
1896) ; Univ. of Pa., Ph.B., 1893, law sch. 
same, LL.B., 1903: instr. in history, 
1895-7, asst. prof, polit. science, 1897- 
1902, prof, polit. science, 1902-4, hon. lec- 
turer in polit. science, since 1904, Central 
High Sch., Phila.; asst. prof, law, Swarth- 
more Coll., Pa., since 1904. Ed. The 
Teacher. 1898-1901; pres. Phila. Teachers' 
Assn., 1903-1905; pres. Ednl. Qub of 
Phila., 1903-4. In practice of law, Phila., 
since 1903; mem. law firm of Mason & Ed- 
monds; solicitor Pa. Mus. and Sch. of In- 
dustrial Art, Pocono Pines Assembly. 
Mem. Am. Econ. Soc, Am. Hist. Soc, Am. 
Polit. Science Assn., Am. Acad. Polit. and 
Social Science, Pa. State Bar Assn., Pa. 
Hist. Soc; was asst. sec. Am. U. Ex., 
1893-4. AvtJwr: The Century's Progress 
in Education (pamphlet), 1899; History 

of the Central High School of Philadel- 
phia. 1838-1902, 1902, Lipp. Lecturer: on 
history; economics; politics, civics, cur- 
rent topics. Works mostly for Teachers' 
Insts., Civic Associations, and for Am. U. 
Ex. Began lecturing, 1900. Address: 
1538 N. Broad St., Phila., Pa. 
EDWARDS, Harry Stilwell, reader; 6. 
Macon, Ga., Apr. 23, 1855; ed. there; grad. 
law dept. Mercer Univ., Macon, 1877; m. 
jNIary Roxie Lane, Sparta, Ga., Jan. 13, 
1881. Asst. ed., and ed., Macon Tele- 
graph, 1881-7; asst. ed. Evening News and 
Sunday Times, 1887-8; delegate from 
State at large (Ga.), Nat. Rep. Conv., 
Chicago, 1904. Postmaster, Macon, since 
1900. Avtiior: Sons and Fathers; The 
Marbeaii Cousins; Two Runaways, and 
Other Stories; His Defense; also poems, 
songs, etc. Reader: of own writings; as: 
Two Runaways; A Born Inventor; De 
Valley an' De Shadder; His Defense; 
Stirring Up of Billy Williams; Sons and 
Fathers. Began Lye. work, 1898, under 
Sn. Address: Macon, Ga. 

EGGLESTON, Charles Roltare (Roltare), 
magician; &. Bloomfield, la., Feb. 4, 1872; 
ed. Ottumwa, la.; mem. Soc. of Am. 
Magicians. Was mem. Repertoire Co., 
touring West and South, 1890-1; mem. 
minstrel co., 1892-3; mem. Hanley Dra- 
matic Co., 1895-6. Mac/ician: Began as 
professional magician, 1898; began East- 
ern Vaudeville for Keith Circuit, 1903. 
First Lye. work, with Lab., 1902; novr 
listed with McC; works usually alone; 
mem. Robertson-Roltare Co. (for Chaus.), 
1905. Address: 219 W. 80th St., New 
York, N. Y. 

EGGLESTON, Katharine, reader; grad. O. 
Wesleyan Univ. and its Sch. of Ory., of 
Boston Sch. of Ory., and did special work 
in literature, Boston Univ. Author: 
Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra; Little Jump- 
ing Joan, and others, monologues and 
poems. Reader: When Knighthood Was 
in Flower; Merely Mary Ann; x\s You 
Like It; Tannhauser; Mercedes; Wanted: 
A Matchmaker. Began Lye. work, 1901; 
mem. faculty Ohio Wesleyan Univ., since 
1905. Address: Middleborough, Ky. 

EHRMANN, Max, reader; b. Terre Haute, 
Ind., Sept. 26, 1872; grad. De Pauw Univ., 
1894 (Ph.B.); post-grad, work in philoso- 
phy, 2 yrs., at Harvard Univ. Author: A 
Farrago, 1898: The Blood of the Holy 
Ci-osb. 1899; The Mystery of Madeline Le 
Blanc, 1900; A Fearsome Riddle, B. M. 
Co., 1901; Breaking Home Ties, Dodge, 



1904; A Prayer, Dodge, 1906; Poems, 
1906. Reader: from own Avorks. Began 
Lye. work. 1900, ind.; since listed with 
Cen. and Red. Address: Terre Haute, Ind. 

ELDREDGE, Gilbert Atlee, impersonator; 
b. IManchester, la., July 8, 1857; ed. pub. 
sch., Manchester; High Sch., 1870; taught 
sch., 1876-8; in dry-goods business, 1879- 
1900 (1890-9, Leadville, and Florence, 
Colo. ) ; in. Martha Belle Watson, Craw- 
fordsville, Ind., June 4, 1891; Ruling El- 
der, Presb. Ch., 189.3-1900; officer and dir. 
Y. M. C. A., 188.5-92. Mag. contr. Im- 
persnnotor: costumed character sketches; 
Shakespearean, and others, as The Little 
Minister; Enoch Arden; Samantha Allen; 
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch; David 
Harum; Widow Bedott; Eben Holden, and 
characters out of his own writings. Began 
work, 1900, with Wabash Coll. Glee Club; 
1901, with A. L. U.; since listed with 
A. L. U. branches. Address: Crawfords- 
ville, Ind. 

ELGAR, Thomas, lecturer; h. London, Eng., 
Jan. 10, 1842; ed. Eng. and foreign pub. 
schs. and acads.; «;., 1st, Mary E. Inno- 
cent, London, Eng., and 2d, Polly Whit- 
ney, Chautauqua, N. Y. (both deceased); 
was ordained Bapt. minister; since 1886 
has done much reform work in jails, asy- 
lums and reformatories of twenty-one 
States. Autlwr: Forgotten Men. Is 
newspaper contr. Lecturer (for Y. M. 
C A.'s and churches). Subjects: Forgot- 
ten Men; Gates of Brass and Bars of 
Iron; Trumpet Blasts to Men; The Inner 
Prison; Life's Greatest Problem (for gen- 
eral and evangelistic services) ; Wonders 
in the Dark; Trumpet Blasts from Stone 
Walls; From Bondage to Liberty; A Ten- 
Stringed Instrument; Home, Sweet 
Home; The Quickened Senses of the Soul; 
A Study of the Face of Jesus Christ; A 
Crown of Life; An Alabaster Box (for 
children); Two Giants and How to Slay 
Them; A Reformatory Step-Ladder; Ser- 
mons in Stones. Began lecturing, 1886, 
ind.; since ind. Address: IM Olinville 
Ave., Williamsbridge, N. Y. Cy. 

ELLIOTT, Edward P., impersonator of 
plays; b. Springboro, 0., July 26, 1854; 
ed. Cincinnati, 0.; m. Virginia P. Fry, 
Cincinnati, 0., 1880. Impersonator: of 
modern comedies; David Harum; 
Christopher, Jr.; A Gilded Fool; An 
American Citizen; Captain Lettarblair; 
Hazel Kirke; A Christmas Carol. Began 
Lye. work, 1890, with Red.; since listed 
with Red., SI., Mut., Rice, Sn.; has filled 

1,600 engagements. Address: Brookline, 

ELLIS, Charles Calvert, lecturer; 6. Wash- 
ington, D. C, July 21, 1874; ed. Juniata 
Coll. (Bach, of Eng., 1890; Master of 
Eng., 1892; A.B., 1898); Univ. of Penn- 
sylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.; Illinois Wea- 
leyan Univ. (A.M., 1903; Ph.D., 1904); 
appointed Fellow in Pedagogy, Clark 
Univ., 1904-5, but declined; is still doing 
graduate work at Univ. of Penn.; m. 
Emma S. Myce, Pcrkiomenville, Pa., Dec. 
25, 1902. Instr. in English, Juniata Coll., 
Huntingdon, Pa., 1894-8, and Prof, of 
Eng., 1898-9; 1900-1, asso. pastor in 
Philadelphia, 1899-00. Lecturer: Boys 
and Boyhood; The Biggest Word in the 
Dictionary; Dollars and Dunces; The 
Great Teacher; and institute lectures. 
Began work, 1891, in Pa. Teachers' Insts., 
ind.; since ind. Address: Perkiomenville, 

ELLISON, J. Roy, Chautauqua manager; 6. 
Friend, Neb., Aug. 9, 1875; ed. Doane 
Coll., Crete, Neb.; m. Elizabeth Howell, 
June 18, 1901, Friend, Neb. Chautauqua 
manager for Red. since 1902, in charge of 
all Chau. territory. Began Lye. work, as 
agt. for Cen., 1897; with Cen., 1897-1900; 
agt. with Red., 1900-2. Was Lye. mgr. 
in Lincoln, Neb., Kansas City, Mo., and 
Detroit, Mich. Address: 389 Hurlbut 
Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

ELLSWORTH, William Webster, lecturer; 
b. Hartford, Conn., Oct. 30, 1855; ed. 
Hartford and Boston; w. Helen Yale 
Smith, Hartford, Conn., June 4, 1878. 
Sec. of the Century Pub. Co. since 1881; 
mag. contr. Lecturer (with stereopticon) : 
Captain John Smith and Old Virginia; 
The Personal Washington; Arnold and 
Andre; From Lexington to Yorktown; 
The Guns of Sumter. Began work, 1893, 
with Pnd.; since listed with Pnd. Lec- 
tures largely before patriotic and histori- 
cal societies and schools. Address: 33 
E. 17th St., N. Y. Cy. 

ELSBREE, George Manning, reader; b. Uls- 
ter, Pa., June 24, 1875; ed. Athens, Pa., 
High Sch. and Endymion Acad. Has 
taught eloc. since 1894; in Elmira and 
Waverly, N. Y., Scranton and Harrisburg, 
Pa.; prin. of Eloc, Susquehanna Collegiate 
Inst., Towanda, Pa., 1901. Mag. contr. 
Reader: Field, Riley, and misc. programs. 
Gave first ent., Waverly, N. Y., 1894. 
With The Rivals and Shonio Orchestra 
several yre.; has filled 2,000 engagements. 
Address': 105 W. Pine St., Athens, Pa. 



ELSON, Louis Charles, lecturer; h. Boston, 
Mass., Apr. 17, 1848; ed. Brimmer and 
Mayhew schs., Boston; studied music 
with Aug. Kreissman and Carl Gloggner 
Castelli. Leipzig; m. Bertha Lissner, Bos- 
ton, 1873. Teacher of music since 1876; 
was prof. Boston Univ.; editor Vox 
Humana, 1880; editor Musical World, 
1880; European corr. Boston Transcript, 
1883-4; music editor Boston Daily Adver- 
tiser since 1888; teacher and lecturer 
N. E. Conservatory since 1880; head of its 
dept. of Musical Theory since 1882; was 
musical editor Boston Courier, 1880; corr. 
mem. Brooklyn Inst. Author: Curiosities 
of Music, 1883; German Songs and Song 
Writers, 1884; History of German 
Music, 1886; Theory of Music, 1890; 
Kealm of IMusic, 1892; European Remini- 
scences, 1893; Great Composers, 1897; 
Our National Music and Its Sources, 1899; 
Shakespeare in Music, 1900; Famous 
Composers and Their Works, 1901; His- 
tory of American Music, 1904, Mac; 
Folk Songs of Many Nations, 1905, Ch.; 
Elson's Dictionary of Music, 1906. Wrote 
European Letters, N. Y. Tribune and Bos- 
ton Transcript, 1884. Lecturer: The 
Songs and Legends of the Sea; Our Na- 
tional Music and Its Sources; Shakespeare 
in Music; The Story of German Music; 
The Troubadours and Their Descendants; 
Seven Centuries of English Song; Old 
Scottish History and Song, and other lec- 
tures on musical subjects. Has given 
about 2,000 lectures. Began lecturing, 
1890, Farmington, Conn.; since listed with 
Red. Residence: 811 Beacon St. Office: 
New England Conservatory, Boston, Mass. 

ELWOOD, Robert Arthur, lecturer; &. New- 
burgh, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1873; ed. pub. 
schs.; Manual Training Sch., Philadelphia, 
Pa.; Cedarville Coll., 0.; Reformed Presb. 
Sem., Philadelphia; Princeton Sem., 
Princeton, N. J. Served in U. S. Vols, 
during Spanish-Am. War; fu. Eva Mad- 
den, Absecon, N. J., Feb. 22, 1900; founder 
of Happy Hour Concert for children in ch. 
work; does much temperance, Christian 
Endeavor and evangelistic work ; is pastor 
First Presn. Ch., Leavenworth, Kan. 
Author: Meditations; Model Conditions 
of Life; He Is Coming. Lecturer: Seein' 
Things; We the People; Shams; What 
the Doctor Said; Belshazzar; Whose 
Fault?; The Hole in Baby's Shoe. Began 
lecturing, 1903, ind.; since ind. Address: 
Leavenworth, Kan. 

EMERSON, Edwin, lecturer; 6. Dresden, 
Saxony, Jan. 23, 1870; ed. Cornell Univ. 

(A.B.), and Harvard (B.A., 1891). For- 
eign corr. Boston Post, later in editorial 
work, N. Y. Evening Post, Sun, and 
Harper's Weekly; then sec. Teachers' 
Coll., Columbia Univ. until 1898. Went 
to front, Spanish-Am. War, corr. Leslie's 
Weekly; engaged in preliminary military 
exploration of Porto Rico under direction 
Capt. H. H. WTiitney, secret agt. U. S. 
Mil. Information Bur.; joined Roosevelt's 
Rough Riders, serving in engagement at 
San Juan and in trenches before Santiago ; 
reed, medal of Rough Riders. War corr. 
Collier's Weekly and Illustrirte Zeitung in 
S. America; took part in Colombian- 
Venezuelan war, 1901, as Venezuelan col. 
vols.; decorated by Pres. Castro with 
medal of Bolivar for gallantry in action. 
War corr. N. Y. World, Chicago News, 
Westminster Gazette, Black and ^Vhite, 
Le Monde Illustr^, Illustrirte Zeitung and 
Yorodzu Choho in Russian-Japanese War. 
Ran the blockade into Port Arthur during 
the siege. Mem. Am. Hist. Assn., N. Y. 
Hist. Soc, Franklin Inst., Japanese Hist. 
Soc, Santiago Soc. Author: History of 
the Nineteenth Century Year by Year, 
1901, Coll.; Pepys' Diary, 1900, Bdg.; 
Rough Rider Stories, 1899, Pye; In War 
and Peace, 1899; The Monroe Doctrine in 
Venezuela, 1903, Mac; Paper Butterflies 
from Manchuria; Straddling a War. 
Lecturer: In and Out of Port Arthur 
during the Siege; Through Earthquake 
and Fire in San Francisco. Began lectur- 
ing, 1905, with Pnd.; since listed with 
Pnd. and J. R. Dean, San Francisco. 
Address: 1443 Greenwich St., San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 


FAIRBANKS, John Wilder ("Shawmut"), 
lecturer; 6. Mass.; ed. Mass.; is married; 
was mem. State Legislature; asst. commr. 
to Cotton Centennial, New Orleans, 1884; 
mem. I. 0. 0. F.; is secy, and historian 
of Fairbanks Family in America. Lec- 
turer (with illustrations): Bon Hur; 
Sign of the Cross; Parsifal; The Shepherd 
King, and historical lectures on the U. S., 
especially, The Oregon Question. Began 
lecturing, 1892, ind.; since ind. Address: 
Box 12, Station A, Boston, Mass. 

FALL, Delos, lecturer; &. Ann Arbor, Mich., 
Jan. 29, 1848; ed. Univ. of Mich. (B.S., 
1875; M.S., 1882); ScD., Albion Coll., 
Mich., 1898; m. Ida J. Andrews, Flint, 
Mich., 1877. State Supt. public instruc- 
tion, 1900-4; mem. State Bd. of Health, 



1888-90; pres. State Teachers' Assn., v.-p. 
Nat. Educl. Assn.; trav. in S. A., 1880. 
Aiitlior: Qualitative Chemistry, L. S. S. 
Lecturer: A Journey to the Amazon; The 
Twentieth Century Boy; Some Rare 
Metals. Began lecturing for State Bd. of 
Health and Dept. of Public Instruction; 
now does much teacliers' institute work; 
listed with Win. Address: 1101 Michigan 
Ave., Albion, Mich. 

FALLOWS, Samuel, lecturer; h. Pendleton, 
Eng., Dec. 13, 1835; removed to Wis., 
1848; grad. Univ. of Wis., 1859 (A.M., 
LL.D.; also D.D., Lawrence Univ., Wis., 
and Marietta, 0. ) ; vi. Lucy B. Hunting- 
ton, Apr. 9, 1860. Served during Civil 
War as chaplain, It.-col. and col., Wis. 
Vol. Inf. and bvt. brig. -gen.; v.-p. Gales- 
burg, Wis., Univ., 1859-61; prof, of nat. 
science, Lawrence Univ.; regent of Univ. 
of Wis., 1866-74; State Supt. Pub. In- 
struction, Wis., 1871-4; pres. 111. Wes- 
leyan Univ., 1874-5; rector St. Paul's 
Ref. Episc. Cli. since 1875; consecrated 
bishop, Ref. Episc. Ch., 1876; elected pre- 
siding bishop 8 times; pres. bd. of mgrs. 
111. State Reformatory since 1891; chmn. 
gen. edn. com., World's congresses, Colum- 
bian Expn.; chancellor Univ. Assn.; mem. 
Phil. Soc. of Great Britain. Author: 
Bright and Happy Homes; The Home Be- 
yond; Synonyms and Antonyms; Hand- 
book of Abbreviations and Contractions; 
Handbook of Briticisms, Americanisms, 
etc.; Supplemental Dictionary of the Eng- 
lish Language; Webster's Encyclopedic 
Dictionary; Past Noon; The Bible Look- 
ing Glass; Life of Samuel Adams; Splen- 
did Deeds; Popular and Critical Biblical 
Encyclopedia; Story of the American 
Flag; Christian Philosophy and Science of 
Health; Memory Culture. Lecturer: The 
World is Growing Better; True Success 
and Its Conditions; John and Jonathan; 
Modern Idols and Their Worshippers; 
The Four Johns of History; People Wlao 
Make Mistakes; Man, the Master of Cir- 
cumstances and Men; Living Issues; 
Talent for Growth; All Things Are 
Yours; The Boys in Blue and Gray; The 
American Nation. Began Lye. work, 
1895, Chicago, ind.; since ind. and listed, 
with Win. Address: 967 W. Monroe St., 
Chicago, 111. 

FARROW, John Edward, lecturer; evangel- 
ist and lecturer: The Story That Trans- 
formed the World; The Grandeur of the 
Simple Life; A Pilgrimage to Sacred 
Shrines; Martin Luther, the Hero of the 

Reformation; By Way of the Cross; The 
Man of Nazareth (all ill. but the last). 
Has given nearly 600 lectures in Greater 
New York. Address: 494 Greene Ave., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
FAR WELL, Arthur, lecturer; ft. St. Paul, 
Minn., Apr. 23, 1872; ed. Baldwin Sem., 
St. Paul, to 1889; grad. Mass. Inst, of 
Technology, 1893 (S.B. ); studied musical 
composition, 1893-9, in Boston, Germany 
and Paris; trav. through Europe, 1897-8; 
lecturer on music, Cornell Univ., 1899- 
1901; established Wa-Wan Press, Newton 
Center, Mass., for development of Ameri- 
can nuisic; mem. International Congress 
of Americanists, New York, 1902. Com- 
poser: American Indian Melodies, 1001; 
Dawn, 1902; Ichibuzzhi, 1902; The Do- 
main of Hurakan, 1902; Symbolistic 
Study, 1904; From Mesa and Plain, 1905; 
Impressions of the Wa-Wan Ceremony of 
the Omahas, 1906 (compositions for the 
piano based on Indian folklore and 
music) ; A Ruined Garden, 1904; Requies- 
cat, 1904; Folk Songs of the South and 
West, 1905 (songs) ; all pub. by Wa-Wan 
Press. Other songs and compositions pub. 
by Ditson Co. and H. B. Stevens Co. 
Lecturer: Music and Myth of the Ameri- 
can Indians, and Its Relation to the De- 
velopment of American Music; A Na- 
tional American Music. Began lecturing, 
1902, ind.; since ind. Address: Newton 
Center, Mass. 

FEATHERSTON, Nathaniel Floyd (Floyd 
Featherston) , lecturer and entertainer; 
6. Lynchburg, Va., May 3, 1867; ed. col- 
leges in Va., N. Y., 0.; reed, degrees A.M., 
E.E., M.M. ; m. Gussie V. Teaford, Roanoke, 
Va., Dec. 10, 1891. Has traveled through 
N. and S. Am.; was U. S. Internal 
Revenue officer, paymaster in Gov. service, 
newspaper corr., coll. prof., and actor. 
Lecturer: Musical Tones and Tone-Pro- 
ducing Qualities; The Construction of 
Musical Instruments, and others. Musi- 
cian and entertainer: sings, plays on novel 
instruments. Books much local talent in 
Washington. Began Lye. work, Wash- 
ington, D. C, 1902. ind.; since listed with 
Red., N. D., Lab., Day. Address: 1006 C 
St., N. E., Washington, D. C. 

FELGAR, John Leon, musician; b. Stuart, 
la.; ed. pub. schs. and High Sch., Newton, 
Kan.; also at Steubenville, 0. Musician: 
bass accompanist and bell-ringer with 
Dunbar Quartet since 1905, listed with 
SI.; formerly mem. Philharmonic Quartet, 
ind. Address: Omaha, Neb. 



FERGUSON, Charles W., Bureau manager; 
b. N. English, la., Apr. 3, 1870; grad. Cor- 
nell Coll., Mt. Vernon, la., 1898 (B.S.); 
m. Lucy Corbin, Galesburg, 111., 1896. 
Author: The Farmer's Compendium, Wid. 
Bureau manager: pres. Chicago-Co-Opera- 
tive-CoIumbian-Coit Bur. since 1905. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1892, in la., as agt. for 
Ch.; mgr. of a system, 1899-1900; mgr. 
Ch., 1901-3; pres. Ch., 1903-5. Residence: 
4360 N. Ashland Blvd. Offtce: 705 Orchea- 
tra Bldg., Chicago, 111. 

FERGUSON, Robert S., lecturer: A South- 
ern Tragedy; A Boy is a Boy; Ghosts, or 
Mental Photography; American Odd Fel- 
lowship. Listed with Ch. Address: Ce- 
dar Falls, la. 

FESS, S. D., lecturer; grad. Ada Normal 
Sch., Ada, O., and Chicago Univ. Taught 
at Ada some time; elected Pres. Antioch 
Coll., 1906; editor World's Events. Lec- 
tures on history, especially on American 
history. Does teachers' inst. and Univ. 
Extension work mainly. Address: Yellow 
Springs, 0. 

FIKES, Maurice Penfield, lecturer; B. 
Memphis, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1868; ed. Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., and Crozer Sem., Chester, Pa,; 
m. Mary G. Pyle, 1890, Wilmington, Del. 
Has traveled through U. S., and (190.5) 
over Europe. Has held pastorates in 
Trenton, N. J., and Baltimore, Md.; now 
in Franklin, Pa. Author: A Poor Boy's 
Road to Success; Reaching for Souls; 
Heart to Heart with Sinner and Savior. 
Lecturer: Fits, Misfits and Outfits; Mod- 
ern Jonahs; The Man for To-morrow; 
Climbing the Golden Stairs; Twentieth 
Century Opportunities. Began work, 
1889, ind.; since listed with Red. and Bry. 
Address: Franklin, Pa. 

FISHER, Elizabeth Florette (Miss), lec- 
turer; b. Boston, Mass., Nov. 26, 1873; ed. 
Mass. Inst, of Technology and Radcliffe 
Coll. (B.S., M.I.T., 1896) ; instr. in geology 
and geography, Wellesley Coll., 1894- 
1906; asso. prof, since 1906; instr. in 
Boston Teachers' Sch. of Science since 
1904; pres. Boston Teachers' Geog. Club, 
1900-1; mem. Boston Soc. of Nat. Hist., 
1892-6; Appalachian Mt. Club, and Nat. 
Geog. Soc; trav. in Norway, Russia, 
British Columbia, and Alaska. Mag. 
contr. on geog. subjects. Lecturer: on 
travel, and on geol. and geog. subjects. 
Began lecturing, 1897, ind.; since ind.; 
lectures mainly in N. E. Address: The 
Norman, Wellesley, Mass. 

FLANNER, Mary H. (Mrs.), author: My 
Lady Just Over the Way; Dig Dem 
Dan'line Greens, and Other Pr>ems. 
Reader: of own poems; Count Gismond; 
In a Gondola; Pauline Pavlona; Nance 
Oidfield; At the Sign of the Cleft Heart; 
Monsieur Beaucaire; Mrs. Wiggs of the 
Cabbage Patch; Three Women and Bohe- 
mia; and others. Began Lye. work, 
1902, listed with Rice. Address: 1910 
Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 

FLETCHER, Thomas Brooks, lecturer; 6. in 
O.; ed. Mt. Union Coll. (represented Coll. 
in 0. Oratorical Contest, 1900), and 
studied ory. at O. Wesleyan Univ.; also 
Richards' Sch. of Dramatic Art, Cleve- 
land, 0., and number of other pvt. schs. 
Was editor Alliance, 0., Leader, and on 
staff Canton, O., Morning News, 1904-6. 
Lecturer: The Martyrdom of Fools; The 
Modern Judas; Tragedies of the Unpre- 
pared. Began Lye. work, 1905, with Red. 
at Washingtonville, O.; since listed by 
Red. Address: 10071 Kee Mar Court, 
Cleveland, O. 

FLOWERS, Charles Montaville, interpreter; 
b. Stater, 0., Jan. 7, 1860; ed. High Schs., 
Lebanon and Ada, O., Oberlin Univ. 
(B.A.), Ohio Noi-thern Univ. (M.A.), Ohio 
Univ. and Cincinnati Coll. of Music 
(grad.) ; m. Eva B. Keller, 1890, Findlay, 
O. Bus. mgr. 2 yrs. of Cincinnati Symphony 
Orchestra; org. Univ. Extension work for 
Cincinnati Univ., 1892, and was chmn. of 
classes, 1892-5; taught in Coll. of Music 
and Coll. of Law, Cincinnati; org. Flow- 
ers Acad, of Speech, Music and Dramatic 
Arts, 1903; pres. of same since 1903. 
Author: Art of Monologue, 1906, The Ly- 
ceumite. Bureau manager: org., 1897, 
with R. E. Morningstar, Interstate Bur.; 
mgr. of Inter., 1897-190.3. Interpreter: A 
Christmas Carol; Ben Hur; Les Miser- 
ables; The Little Minister; Battle of 
Waterloo; Hamlet; Merchant of Venice. 
Gave first recital, 1896, with adv. agt., 
R. E. Morningstar; since listed with Inter, 
and (since 1904) SI. Has filled 1,500 en- 
gagements. Address: Norwood, Cincin- 
nati, O. 

FLOYD, Walter Edwin, magician; 6. Chel- 
sea, Mass., May 12, 1861; ed. Chelsea; m. 
Mary Mohala Robinson, 1887. Author: 
Handbook of Magic, Pike, 1891. Mafji- 
rian: was first magician on Lye. platform, 
beginning work, 1879, in Boston, with 
Hub Bur.; since listed with Etn., Red., 
Gorman, and Wh. Five seasons with 
A. L. U. Has filled over 5,000 engage- 



ments in all parts of U. S. Since 1888, 
has done an original mind-reading act 
with Mi-s. Ployd (Mohala), professionally 
known as "The Floyds." Address: Chel- 
sea, Mass. 

FLOYD, Mrs. W. E. (Mahala), assists hus- 
band, W. E. Floyd, in work as magician, 
and, with him, does thought-reading act. 
Address: 52 Addison St., Chelsea, Mass. 

FLUDE, Alfred L., moving picture enter- 
tainer and platform mgr. for Chaus. 
Lecturer: A Triple Wonderland; The 
Baby Days (both illus.) ; listed with Ch. 
Was country editor. Address: 705 Or- 
chestra Bldg., Chicago, 111. 

FOLAND, Elbert, reader and entertainer; 6. 
Canastota, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1873; ed. Can- 
astota High Sch. and Emerson Coll. of 
Ory., Boston; w. Ina Harriet Bacon, 
Geneseo, N. Y., Aug. 17, 1905. Reader: 
Character impersonator. Began Lye. 
work, 1902-3, as mgr. and reader with 
Almondbury Bell Ringers; mgr. and 
reader Bostonia Orchestra, 1903-4; since 
1904, head and mgr. of own Co., the 
Italian Boys. Has been listed with Red., 
St., and A. L. U.; is asso. rep. White Bur. 
Address: Geneseo, N. Y. 

FOLLANSBEE, Lucius Edgar, lecturer: 
Genius and Gumption. Listed with Mid- 
land Bur. Address: Good Block, Des 
Moines, La. Care Midland Bureau. 

FORBES, Edwin H,, lecturer; 6. New 
Britain, Conn.; ed. Hartford High Sch., 
Yale Univ. (Ph.B., 1874; Ph.D., 1895); 
Pres. State Teachers' Assn.; has been in 
educational work since 1874; now Supt. 
of Schs., Torrington, Conn.; has traveled 
in Europe; m. Mary I. Potter, Thomaston, 
Conn., 1875. Author: Epidote from Hunt- 
ington, Mass., and the Optical Properties, 
pub. in Leipzig, Germany. Contr. to 
Journal of Science. Leeturer (Stereop- 
ticon) : Mountains, Their History and 
Scenery; The Founders of the High 
Heavens; Niagara, a Masterpiece. Began 
lecturing, Holyoke, Mass., 1886, ind.; lec- 
tured first on European countries; since 
1896 on scientific subjects; since 1896 
listed with several Burs, of A. L. U. 
Address: Torrington, Conn. 

FORD, Lorenzo Warner, cartoonist and lec- 
turer; h. Palmyra, N. Y.; ed. Walworth 
Acad, and Cook Acad. (grad. 1886); m. 
Cora J. Barter, Cazenovia, N. Y., 1887 
(died June 1, 1902). Was cartoonist for 
Syracuse Herald. Lecturer (with cartoon 
illustrations), up-to-date, popular sub- 

jects; also religious ones for Y, M. C. A.'s; 
began work, 1904, with Emp.; since listed 
with Emp., Wil., Dkn. Address: 604 
Broadway, Fulton, N. Y. 

FOSS, Sam Walter,, reader; 6. Candia, 
N. H., June 19, 1858; ed. Portsmouth, 
N. H., High Sch., Tilton, N. H., Sem., 
Brown Univ. (A.B., 1882); m. Carrie M. 
Conant, Providence, R. I., 1887. Editor, 
1883-93; librarian, Somerville, Mass., 
since 1898. Author: Back Country Poems, 
1894; Whiffs from Wild Meadows, 1895; 
Dreams in Homespun, 1897; Songs of 
War and Peace, 1898 (all Loth.). 
Reader: from his own poems, only. Be- 
gan. 1890, ind.; since ind. Address: 249 
Highland Ave., Somerville, Mass. 

FOSTER, Alonzo, Bureau manager; h. New 
York, 1849; ed. N. Y., studied law, then 
went into business. Bureau manager: 
founder and pres. Star Bur., since Aug. 9, 
1878, Brooklyn, N. Y.; moved Bur. to 
N. Y., 1883, where has since remained; 
operates in N. Y., Pa., N. J., and N. E. 
Address: 61 Tribune Bldg., N. Y. Cy. 

FOWLER, Charles Henry, leeturer; b. Bur- 
ford, Ont., Aug. 11, 1837; grad. (valedic- 
torian) Genesee Coll., 1859; Garrett Bib- 
lical Inst., 1801 (B.D., Garrett Biblical 
Inst.); LL.D, Syracuse Univ. and Wes- 
leyan Univ.; studied law, Chicago, 1859, 
but never practiced; m. Myra A. Hitch- 
cock, 1868, Chicago. Pastor 11 yrs. in 
Chicago; pres. Northwestern LTniv., 1872- 
6; sent to Gen. Cong., 1872, 1876, 1880, 
1884; elected ed. N. Y. Christian Advo- 
cate, 1876; corr. sec. Missionary Soc., 
1880; elected Meth. Episc. bishop*, 1884; 
visited S. Am., 1885, and Japan, Corea and 
China. 1888; organized Pekin Univ., and 
Nankin Univ., Central China; org. 1st 
Meth. Episc. Ch., St. Petersburg, Russia; 
made trip around world, visiting missions 
in Malaysia and India, and holding confs. 
in Europe; est. Maclay Coll. of Theol., 
Southern Cal.; asst. in founding Neb. 
Wesleyan Univ., Lincoln. Lecturer: Abra- 
ham Lincoln; and other lectures. Began 
lecturing before 1880; apptd. by Gov. of 
111. to deliver oration at Centennial Expn., 
Phila., 1876. Address: 338 W. 72d St., 
New York, N. Y. 

FOX, Daniel F., lecturer; ft. Huntingburg, 
Ind., Sept. 25, 1861; ed. Northwestern 
Coll., Naperville, 111. (A.M.), and Union 
Bib. Inst., Naperville (D.D.); m. M. A. 
Schneider. May 29, 1890, Peoria, 111.; has 
traveled in all European countries and 
Orient; pastor Cal. Ave. Cong. Ch., Chi- 



cago, since 1892. Author: Delights of 
Travel, Rev. Lecturer: A Neglected 
Cavalier; The Torch-Bearer of the Middle 
Ages; Characters We Have All Met; 
Forces That Win. Began Lye. work, 
1899, Avith Red.; since listed with Red. 
and Ch. Address: 1294 Wilcox Ave., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

FOX, Frank S., lecturer and reader; 6. 
Hayesville, 0., 1861 ; ed. 0. pub. schs., 
Vermillion Inst., Savannah, 0., Acad., 
Curry Univ. Seh. of Ory., Univ. of Woos- 
ter, O., Ashland Univ. (B.S., 1890), 
Waynesburg Coll. (M.A., 1893; hon. 
Ph.D. ) ; m. Miss Mary B. Armstrong, 
Hayesville, O., 1890; was 10 yrs. prof, of 
public speaking, Wittenberg Coll.; one of 
the founders of King's Sch. of Dry., Pitts- 
burg, Pa.; founded, 1896, and pres. since 
1896 of Capitol Coll. of Ory. and Music, 
Columbus, 0. Antlior: An Argument for 
the Study of Expression, 1896, H. and A.; 
Foxonian Health Exercises, 1902, Burt.; 
Essential Steps in Reading and Speaking, 
1905, H. N. E. Lecturer: on historical, 
educational and literary subjects. En- 
tertainer: misc. readings, ventriloquism, 
vocal imitations. Does Inst. work. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1888, ind.; SavannaTi, 0.; 
since listed with Bry., Dix., Ent. L.; now 
ind.; has filled about 2,000 engagements. 
Address: 1076 Neil Ave., Columbus, O. 

FOYE, Carolyn S., reader; 6. Somersworth, 
N. H.; ed. Dover, N. H., and at Boston 
Sch. of Expression (teacher's diploma, 
1894; artistic diploma, 1897). Reader: 
Midsummer Night's Dream; As You Like 
It; Romeo and Juliet; and misc. readings. 
Was graduate teacher Boston Sch. of Ex- 
pression; is now teacher of eloc. Began 
reading, Boston, 1892, ind.; later with 
Red. and Brt. Address: 13 Albemarle St., 
Boston, Mass. 

FRANCE, Rachel Noah, formerly of the 
Boston Theatre; now mem. of faculty of 
Sch. of English Speech and Expression, 
Boston. Address: Pierce BIdg., Boston, 

FREEMAN, Herman Harrison, Bureau 
manager; h. Paris, Mo., Feb. 1, 1879; ed. 
Sweet Springs, Mo., High Sch., and Mo. 
State Univ., Columbia, Mo. (A.B., 1905). 
Was traveling salesman several yrs. 
Bureau manager: Circuit mgr. of Midland 
(Lye. Bur., with headquarters at Kansas 
City, Mo. Began Lye. work, 1903, as 
booking agt. for Mid. Address: 1543 Ad- 
miral Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 

FRENCH, William Merchant Richardson, 
lecturer; h. Exeter, N. H., Oct. 1, 1843; ed. 
Phillips Exeter Acad, and Harvard Univ. 
(A.B., 1864) ; served as corporal in Mass. 
Vols., 1864; m., 1st, Sarah M. Lovejoy, 
1879; 2nd, Alice Helm, Chicago, 111., 1890. 
Practiced civ. engineering and landscape 
gardening, 1865-77; since 1877 connected 
with School and Museum of Art, Chicago; 
dir. Art Inst, of Chicago since its found- 
ing, 1879. Has vrritten mag. articles on 
art subjects. Lecturer: The Wit and 
Wisdom of the Crayon ; An Hour with the 
Caricaturists; The Value of a Line; A 
Knack of Drawing, Natural or Acquired; 
Conventional Art in Pictures and Decora- 
tion; The Innocency of Vision (all ill. 
with crayon sketches). Began Lye. work, 
1878, under SI.; since listed with SI. and 
Red. Address: The Art Institute, of Chi- 
cago. Residence: 9203 Pleasant Ave., 
Beverly Hills, Chicago. 

FROST, W. C, lecturer; 6. Deasonville, 
Miss., 1869; ed. Tenn. com. schs. Lec- 
turer: Napoleon Bonaparte; Jefferson 
Davis. Began Lye. work, under Rice Bur., 
about 1904 ; now with Southwestern Chau. 
Assn. Address: Athens, Ala. 

FUERSTENAU, Kingsley M., musician; 6. 
Chicago, HI., July 24, 1885; ed. Chicago 
pub. schs. and Chicago Sch. of Music. 
Musician: violinist. Mem. Milwaukee 
symphony orchestra; of Raymond-Reid 
Concert Co., June, 1906. Began Lye. 
work, 1904. Address: 1607 Clark St., 
Charles City, la. 

FULLER, Charles Mason, lecturer; ft. Hing- 
ham, Mass., Feb. 17, 1844; ed. Derby 
Acad., Derby, Mass.; capt. in merchant 
service; ensign U. S. Navy; in command 
West Gulf Squadron and Miss. Squadron; 
has held office in U. S. Internal Revenue 
service; ni. Boston, Oct. 22, 1866. Corr. 
Frank Leslie's Mag.; newspaper contr. 
Lecturer: The Great Panama Canal; Cuba 
and Her Resources; The West India 
Islands; Southern Mexico; Venezuela; 
Voyages and Life of Columbus. Gave first 
lecture in Boston, ind.; since listed with 
A. L. U., and Bn. Address: 14 Mt. Ever- 
ett St., Dorchester, Mass. 

GAMBLE, Charles Wilson, Lyceum agent; 
6. Pa., Feb. 4, 1853; m. Maria Paden, Oct. 
23, 1873, in Pa. Personal rep. Ernest 
Gamble Concert Party since 1898. Agent 
for Cen., 1899-1900; for Bry., 1904-6. 
Address: East End, Pittsburg, Pa. 



GAMBLE, Ernest, bass soloist; ft. Pa., May 
8, 1875; m. Verna Page, Montpelier, Ind., 
Sept., 1904. Vocalist: Basso Cantante, 
presenting best examples of oratorio, 
grand opera, ballads, folk songs, and an- 
cient music. Was solo bass at Trinity 
Ch., N. Y. Cy.; has toured with Ysaye, 
Pugno, Gerardy, Mile. Verlet, Katharine 
Bloodgood; appeared with Anton Seidl's 
Orchestra; at Metropolitan Opera House 
concerts; at Waldorf-Astoria musicales; 
with Savage's English Opera Co.; and at 
Chautauqua, N. Y., Assy., four seasons; 
has headed own Concert Co., six seasons; 
has sung in Germany, France, Great 
Britain, Can., Mexico, U. S. Began Lye. 
work, 1899, with Pasquali Italian Operatic 
Co., in Faust, Martha, Cavalleria Rusti- 
cana, etc., under Cen.; since listed with 
Cen., A. L. U., Br., Brt., Inter., Mut. 
Address: East End, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

GAMBLE, Verna Page, violinist; b. Brad- 
ford, Pa., May 12, 1882; ed. Oxford Coll., 
Oxford, O.; Ferry Hall, Lake Forest, HI.; 
Chicago Musical Coll.; Mme. Pezet's Sch., 
Paris; Jacobson, Max Bendix, Michael 
Banner, New York, and Karl Halir, Ber- 
lin; m. Ernest Gamble, Montpelier, Ind., 
Sept., 1904. Violinist: High-grade music 
only. Began Lye. work, 1903, with 
Ernest Gamble Concert Co., of which still 
mem.; listed with Br., Mut., Brt., Clias. 
W. Gamble. Address: East End, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 

GAMEL, Frank H., lecturer; 6. Bradford, 
HI., June 1, 1868; ed, Lewis Acad., 
Wichita, Kan. Lecturer: The American 
Boy (ill.); The Greatest Question in the 
World ( ill. ) ; Atoms and Masses, or The 
Law of Influence; Winners; The Impossi- 
bility of Secrecy. Also gives programs of 
Moving Pictures, only. Began Lye. work, 
1903, ind.; since listed with Rice, Win., 
Cen. (Kansas City, Mo.), Mid. Address: 
Pocahontas, la. 

GARBER, Homer Chalet, musician; h. 
Auckland, New Zealand, Apr. 20, 1878; 

- ed. Pittsburg, Pa.; m. Madeline Lucette 
Seymour, Des Moines, la., Apr. 20, 1899; 
has trav. in New Zealand, Australia, and 
U. S. Musician: banjo and saxophone 
soloist; also magician. Began Lye. work, 
1888, ind.; since 1903, under Mid.; since 
listed with Mid. Was mem. Imperial 
Symphony Quartet, 1903-4; of Saxophone 
Quartet, 1904-6; and of Garber-Howe Con- 
cert Co. since Mar., 1906. Address: 820 
Walnut St., Des Moines, la. 

GARLAND, Hamlin, lecturer and reader; 
h. West Salem, Wis., Sept. 16, 1860; ed. 
common schs., Mitchell Co., la., 1870-6; 
grad. in literary course. Cedar Valley 
Sem., Osage Co., 1881; taught sch. in 111,, 
1882-3; took up claim in McPherson Co., 
Dak., but soon after went to Boston and 
began to write; returned to the West, 
1893; m. Zulime Taft, 1899. Author: 
Main-Traveled Roads, 1890-8, Mac; Jason 
Edwards, 1891-7, App.; A Little Norsk, 
Am. B.; Prairie Folks, 1892-8, Mac; A 
Spoil of Office, 1892-7, App.; A Member 
of the Third House, 1892-7; Wayside 
Courtships, 1897; The Eagle's Heart, 
1900, all pub. by App.; Rose of Dutcher's 
Coolly, 1895-8, Mac; The Spirit of Sweet- 
water, 1898, Mc. P. Co.; Her Mountain 
Lover. 1901, Cent.; The Captain of the 
Gray-Horse Troop, 1902; The Tyranny of 
the 'Dark, 1905, both by Harp.; Light of 
the Star, 1904. Lecturer: Joys of the 
Trail; The Red Pioneer. Reader: Prairie 
Song and Western Story (program from 
own prose and verse ) . Began Lye work 
before 1901; listed with Pnd. and B. & S. 
Address: (summer) W, Salem, Wis.; 
(winter) The Players' Club, New York. 

GARNS, John Seaman, reader and baritone 
soloist; ft. Marengo, la., Jan. 13, 1876; 
ed. Marengo High Sch., Drake Univ. 
(grad. 1898), Univ. of Minnesota, 1900-3, 
and Curry Sch. of Expression, Boston 
(grad. 1904). Instr. in Ory., Drake Univ., 
1898-9; Instr. in Pub. Speaking, Y. M, 
C. A., St. Paul, Minn.; Instr. in Curry 
Sch. of Expression, 1905. Prof, of Public 
Speaking, Lawrence Univ., Appleton, Wis., 
since Feb., 1906. Lecture-recitalist : The 
Gaelic Revival; Literature and Songs; 
The American Short Story; American 
Humorous Poets; misc. programs. Began 
Lye. work, 1899; from then until 1902 
with Standard Concert Co., as mgr. and 
reader, under Keith Vawter; 1904-5, mgr. 
and reader with Bostonia Ladies' Orches- 
tra, under Red.; 1905-6, with Gams- 
Grant Co., under Wh. Address: Appleton, 

GARRETT, Edmund Henry, lecturer; 6. Al- 
bany, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1853; ed. Boston and 
in art at Academic Julien, Paris; pupil of 
Jean Paul Laurens, Boulanger, and Lefeb- 
vre; medal at Boston, 1890; exhibitor at 
Paris Salon and principal exhibitions in 
Am.; mem. jury at St. Louis Expn.; m. 
Marietta Goldsmith, Boston, 1877, in 
Boston, Author: Elizabethan Songs, 
1891; Three Heroines of New England 



Romance, 1894; Victorian Songs, 1895; 
Carmen — Translation from Prosper Meri- 
mee, 1896; Romance and Reality of the 
Puritan Coast, 1897; The Pilgrim Shore, 
1900, all pub. by L. B. Co. Lecturer: The 
Development of Domestic Architecture in 
England from the Norman Conquest to 
the Close of the Elizabethan Era; Travel 
in England in Out-of-the-Way Places; 
Travel in France in La Tourraine; Joan 
of Arc; and three ill. lectures: Baronial 
Halls and Mansions; The Land of Lorna 
Doone; The Home of Shakespeare. Be- 
gan lecturing first to art students and 
clubs, ind.; then listed v\'ith Red. and ind. 
Address: Winchester, Mass. 

GARVIN, Samuel, lecturer; &. Mercer, Pa., 
Apr. 12, 1868; ed. Lincoln Univ. (A.B., 
Litt.M.), and Univ. of Chicago (A.M.); 
TO. May Eva Davis, Feb. 12, 1902, St. 
Helena, Cal. Lecturer: Golden Mile- 
stones; Ruskin; The Man and His Mes- 
sage; From Corsica to St. Helena; The 
Insanity of Genius. Began Lye. work, 
1894, ind.; since ind. Address: Warrens- 
burg, Mo. 

GASTON, Edward Page, lecturer; b. Henry, 
111., Nov. 19, 1868; ed. Lacon, HI., pub. 
schs.; newspaper man; in diplomatic ser- 
vice U. S.; in 1888, mem. of Hemenway 
Archaeological Expedition to buried cities 
and cliff -dwellings of Southwest; was at- 
tached to Am. Legation in City of Mexico, 
1893; and in service of Mex. Gov. abroad; 
climbed Popocatapetl volcano, 17,775 feet; 
decorated by Sultan of Turkey with 
Lya'Kat (Order of Merit), and received 
gifts from rulers of Portugal, Sweden, 
Spain, France, Switzerland, U. S., Egypt, 
and others; Fellow Royal Geog. Soc, 
London, Eng. Mag. contr.; European 
mgr. for Funk & Wagnalls Co., Pubs.; m. 
Lilian Craske, London, 1901. Lecturer: 
The Great Russian Bear, His History and 
Mystery; Your Country and Mine, 
Britain and America; Everyday Life 
Thousands of Years Ago; America's 
Buried Cities, and How We Explored 
Them; My Life in the Wild West; My 
Adventures in Mexico and Cuba; Some 
Famous People Whom I've Met. Began 
Lye. work, 1895, Chicago, under Red.; 
since has lectured extensively in England 
and Europe; listed with L. Agy. Address: 
133-4 Salisbury Sq., London, Eng. 

GATES, Lulu Tyler (Mrs.) reader: The Sky 
Pilot; Judith and Holofernes; Monsieur 
Beaucaire; Nance Oldfield; Mrs. Wiggs of 
the Cabbage Patch; Tamiag of the Shrew; 

and misc. programs and selections. Has 
trav. alone, and at head of own company; 
listed with SI. Address: Care Slayton 
Bureau, Steinway Hall, Cliicago, 111. 

GAVIN, Florence Atkins, contralto soloist; 
b. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 10, 1878; ed. 
Indianapolis High Sch. (grad. 1896); 
Vassar, 1897-9; Indiana-Boston Sch. of 
Expression; Groff-Bryant Inst., Chicago, 
1901-4. Contralto soloist, Centennial Bapt. 
Ch., Chicago, 1901-2; People's Ch., Chi- 
cago, 1903; First Presbyterian Ch., and 
Jewish Synagogue, Indianapolis, 1904-6; 
m. James Lathrop Gavin, Indianapolis, 
1905. Soloist: Recitals: Classic Lieder 
and opera arias from German, French and 
Italian composers; Songs of Spring- 
Tide, Love and Flowers; Folk-Songs of 
Four Nations; American Ballads, Old and 
New. Began work, 1903, ind., at Mont- 
eagle, Tenn. Chau.; since listed with SI., 
Mut., and ind. Address: 203 E. 15th St., 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

GEARHART, George A., lecturer; b. Liv- 
ingston Co., N. Y.; ed. pub. schs. and 
Acad.; served as mem. 1st N. Y. Dra- 
goons, 1862-5; TO. Elizabeth C. Wing, Mt. 
Morris, N. Y., Jan. 5, 1871; mem. Free 
and Accepted Masons since 1867 ; G. A. R. 
since 1869; mem. I. L. A. Has done much 
political speaking. Lecturer: Footprints 
of the Centuries; The Coming Man; Dan- 
gers that Threaten Our Civilization; At- 
tributes of a Nation's Greatness. Began 
Lye. work, Painesville, O., 1894, listed 
with Cent.; since booked by Cent., Red., 
Alk., Sn., G. W., Mut., 'Wh., Bry., and 
Mid. Has filled over 2,000 engagements. 
Address: 54 Ketehum PL, Buffalo, N. Y. 

GEIL, William Edgar, lecturer and ex- 
plorer; b. New Britain, Pa., Oct. 1, 1865; 
ed. Doylestown pub. schs., and Classical 
Sem., Lafayette Coll., 1890; A.M., from 
Lafayette. Spent six months making 
archseological studies in Western Asia, 
1896; 1901-5, made great journey for 
comparative study of native races and 
ind. observation of missions of world; 
traveled 120,000 miles; crossed China and 
Africa; penetrated into heart of New 
Guinea; went farther than Stanley into 
Pigmy Forest; visited nearly all South 
Sea and Pacific Islands. Mem. British 
Soc. of Authors; Life Fellow R.G.S., Lon- 
don; F.R.G.S., London; M.R.A.S., London; 
Fellow Amer. Geog. Society. Author: A 
Yankee on the Yangtze; A Yankee in 
Pigmy land; Ocean and Isle; The Isle 
Called Patmos; The Man of Galilee; The 



Men on the Mount; The Automatic Calf 
The Workers' New Testament. Lecturer 
on Cannibals; Pigmies; The Great Wall 
The Yellow Races; Sleeping Sickness 
Where is the Devil; The Ten Command- 
ments. Began lecturing, 1890, ind.; has 
lectured in Australia, Japan, China, Corea, 
India, Burmah, Straits Settlements, 
Philippine Islands, and Great Britain. 
Address: Doj^lestown, Pa. 

GIBSON, Clara Louise (Miss), contralto 
and reader; b. Marion, la.; ed. Chicago, 
winning scholarship in Musical Coll. 
Soloist and second alto with Shamrock 
Trio since 1905, listed with Cen. and 
Red. Began Lye. work, 1903, as soloist 
and second alto with Harmony Lady 
Quartet; listed with Cen. Address: Mar- 
ion, la. 

GIELOW, Martha (Mrs.), reader: of her 
own writings; Old Plantation Days; 
Songs and Stories of the Old South. 
Interpreter: plantation folklore; Camp 
Meeting Songs; Plantation Sermon — " Er 
White Horse Turnt Loose; " Mammy's 
lullaby — -"Blow, L'il Breezes." Author: 
" The Peanner Jewett, "What Malinda 
Jones an' Ca'line Wilson Sing Dat Time 
Befo' de Wah ; " and other poems and 
stories crystallizing about the traditions, 
superstitions and religious devotions of 
"Mammy Joe." Lecturer: on themes re- 
lated to plantation life in the Old South; 
and on industrial education of certain 
white communities in the South. Read 
and lectured in Canada and England, dur- 
ing two seasons. Is pres. general of the 
Southern Industrial Assn. (Wash., D. C), 
which she org. and founded in aid of the 
uneducated mountain whites of the South. 
Began Lye. work before 1900. Address: 
Care Dr. W. L. Davidson, 1711 Lamont 
St., N. W., Washington, D. C; personal 
address, Greensboro, Ala. 

GILL, Elizabeth De Barrie (Mrs.), enter- 
tainer; &. Phila., Pa. Entertainer: 
harpiste, contralto soloist, reader and 
child impersonator, giving misc. programs. 
Monolof/ues: Mercedes; If I Were King. 
Began Lye. work, 1896, ind.; since listed 
with A. L. U., St. and other Burs. Org. De 
Barrie Gill Sch. of Music, Ory., and Art, 
Phila., 1905. Address: 1115 Spruce St., 
Phila., Pa. 

GILLILAN, Strickland W., reader and lec- 
turer; ft. Jackson Co., 0., Oct. 9, 1869; ed. 
pub. sch., Ohio Univ., Athens, O.; m. Har- 
riet Nettleton, Baltimore, Md., June 9, 
1903. Journalist since 1887, with Jack- 

son, 0., Herald; Athens, 0., Herald; Rich- 
mond, Ind., Telegram and Palladium; 
Marion, Ind., Tribune; Los Angeles, Cal., 
Herald; Baltimore, Md., American; now 
on editorial staff Chicago News; also on 
staff of Judge, Puck, Success; contr. to 
Life, Woman's Home Companion, and 
others. Was city councilman, Richmond, 
Ind., 4 yrs., and second pres. Am. Press 
Humorists. Author: " Finnigin to Flanni- 
gan," in book form, 1896. Reader: of 
own poems, stories and monologues. Be- 
gan, 1895, Richmond, Ind., ind.; since 
listed with Inter., B. and V., Red., SI., Br. 
Address: Evanston, 111. 

GLAZIER, George H., Bureau manager; &. 
Fowler, N. Y., 1854; became book agt., 
1869; nigr. of agts., 1875; advance agt., 
for brother, Willard Glazier, on trans, 
continental horseback journey, and lecture 
tour, Boston to San Francisco, 1876; was 
railroader, herder, farmer, restaurant 
mgr., mgr. Montgomery gold mine, Alma, 
Col., 1876-9; printer's apprentice, Chi- 
cago, 1880; owner of printing office, Chi- 
cago, 1881; with brother, Willard Glazier, 
July and Aug., 1881, explored head-waters 
of the Mississippi, discovering its true 
source, which they named Lake Glazier; 
named numerous other lakes, among 
which are : Lakes Stoneman, Pleasanton, 
Custer, Garfield, Alice, Harriet, and Lake 
George, the last-named in honor of Mr. 
Glazier; 1881, originated and conducted 5 
yrs.. The Saturday Evening Dime Enter- 
tainments, Chicago; org. Glazier's North 
Carolinian Jubilee Singers, traveling 
through 111., 1883-5; newspaper agt. 
Northern N. Y., 1888; agt. and ed. Mas- 
sena, N. Y., "Express" (weekly news- 
paper), 1889; poultry farmer, and ex- 
hibitor, Gouverneur, N. Y., 1890; returned 
to Chicago, and org. Glazier's Carolinian 
Jubilee Singers, 1891, touring middle-west 
state, 1892-7; agt. Slayton Lye. Bureau, 
1898; org. Glazier Lyceum Bureau, and 
Circuit Co-operative Lyceum System, 
1899; since pres. and mgr., operating in 
the middle-west States. Address (Bu- 
reau ) : 96 Fifth Ave., Chicago, 111. 

GOODE, J, Paul, lecturer; b. Stewartville, 
Minn., 1S62; ed. Univ. of Minn. (B.S., 
1889), Univ. of Pa. (Ph.D., 1901), Univ. 
of Chicago, and Harvard; w. Ida Kath- 
ai'ine Hancock, Crookston, Minn., 1901; 
pres. Chicago Geog. Soc, 1904-6; asst. 
prof, of geography, Univ. of Chicago. 
Lecturer (ill.) : 2 courses, 6 lectures each 
on Our Natural Resources: Their 



Economic Significance, lecture-subjects 
being: The Significance of Geographic 
Location; Climate as a Natural Resource; 
Our Obligation to the Forest; The Age of 
C!oal; Our Greatest Cereal Crop — Corn; 
The Reclamation of Arid Lands; The 
Evolution of a Continent; The Age of 
Steel; The Social Significance of Wheat; 
The Economic Interpretation of the 
Great Plains; Cotton as a Social Factor; 
When the Coal is Gone— What Then?; 
also The Geographic Interpretation of 
Chicago (ill.) ; The Economic Significance 
of the Mississippi River (ill.)- Began 
lecturing, 1903, for Univ. of Chicago Ex.; 
since under same mgemt. Address: 6149 
Greenwood Ave., Chicago, 111. 

GOWDY, George Edwin, lecturer; &. Xenia, 
0., Dec. 27, 1848; ed. Miami Univ. (A.B., 
1872; A.M., 1884; D.D., 1903); traveled 
in Europe, Egypt, Palestine, 1888. Lec- 
turer: In the Land of the Pharaohs and 
the Pyramids; Five Hundred Miles on 
Horseback Through Palestine; The Won- 
ders of Athens, Rome and Venice; Our 
Martyred Presidents; Volcanoes and 
Earthquakes. Began lecturing at Chaus., 
1902; since listed with Cen. Address: 
Lebanon, O. 

GRANT, Charles Edbert, impersonator; 6. 
Windsor, 0., Sept. 30, 1873; ed, in Cleve- 
land schs.; Oeveland Sch. of Ory (B.S.E., 
1897) ; and dept. of Ory., 0. Conservatory 
of Music, Cincinnati, 0.; m. Laura M. 
Baker, June 20, 1900. Impersonator: 
Rip Van Winkle; David Garrick; The Old 
Homestead; A Christmas Carol. Began 
work, 1899, reader with Royal Hungarian 
Orchestra, under Cen.; since listed with 
Cen., Win., Lab., Dkn., Ent. L.; with Or- 
chestra, 1899-1901; then began ind. 
Address: 1635 E. 86th St., N. E., Cleve- 
land, 0. 

GRANT, Roland Dwight, lecturer; 6. An- 
cient Windsor, Conn., Aug. 24, 1851; ed. 
Colgate Univ., A.M.; Colfax Coll., D.D. 
Held pastorates in Vassar Coll. Ch., 
Poughkeepsie, in and about Boston twelve 
yrs., Portland, Ore., six yrs., where he 
built Great White Temple, seating 3,000, 
and Vancouver, B. C. in. Mahala C. Bean, 
Waterloo, N. H., June 2, 1874. 1st v.-p. 
Grant Family Assn. of Am.; Life Hon- 
orable Pres. British Columbia Art, Hist, 
and Scientific Assn.; 1st v.-p. and Inter- 
nat. Consul Mazama Mt. Club for scienti- 
fic study and exploration; mem. Appala- 
chian Mt. Club, Nat. Geographic Soc; 
Life Member of Boston Theological 

Library ; N. A. rep. " See America 
League." Life mem. and mgr. Am. Bapt. 
Missionary Union, Am. Bapt. Home Mis- 
sion Soc, Am. Bapt. Pub. Soc. Traveled 
in Europe, Can., across U. S. fifty times. 
Is collector of gem minerals, the Grant 
collections being nearly eqvial to British 
Museum lists; has had active part in 
founding several growing museums; and 
loaned large exhibit to Carnegie Museum, 
Vancouver, and Colgate Univ.; also exten- 
sive collection of ancient autographs, 
manuscripts, antique china, and bric-a- 
brac; is a thorough scientific student, and 
writer of Yellowstone Park region; lec- 
tured on Am. Scenery before World's 
Fair, Portland; is advanced student of 
vocal science; studied with the great 
German vocal authority. Madam Seller. 
Avtlior: History of Town Divisions in 
Mass., Story of the Mayflowers; The Sab- 
bath Question; Evolutionism vs. Fall of 
Man; American Scenery; Various Hymns 
and Poems; Topical Catalogue of the 
Wakefield Library; The Little Horn, and 
various sermons and addresses. News- 
paper and magazine contr. Lecturer: Life 
as an Art; Making and Breaking of Na- 
tions; 1.000 Years' History of U. S. 
Grant; Saul of Tarsus; Buried Evidences, 
or Story of a Spade; New England Gar- 
rets, Gardens, and Kitchens; Creation 
series, of six lectures, as follows: Chaos 
and Clouds; Coming of Light; Marriage 
of the Gases; Birth of Flora and Fauna; 
Wrinkles, Cracks, and Erosions; The 
Three Families of Men; Trees of Eden, or 
Snakes in Paradise; The Tragedy of Job; 
Rambles in Nature (with gems) ; The 
Land of Geysers; The Columbia River; 
North American Alps; Pope Leo's Palace, 
with Angelo; City Without a Horse; Art 
of Northern Italy; Catherine di Medici, 
and the French Court; The Body as a 
Tone Producer; Other lectures of Travel. 
Began lecturing, 1876; has addressed over 
1,000 audiences; since listed with Red., 
Alk., Lab., Ch., C, Col., Co., N. Dix. All 
Chautauqua engagements under mgemt. of 
SI. Address: Waterloo, N. H. 

GRAVES, John Temple, lecturer and orator; 
ft. Willington Church, S. C, Nov. 9, 1856; 
grad. Univ. of Ga., 1875; m., 1st, Mattie 
E. Simpson; 2nd, Annie E. Cothran, Rome, 
Ga.. Dec. 30, 1890. Ed. Daily Fla. Union, 
Jacksonville, 1881-3; Atlanta, Ga., Daily 
Journal, 1887-8; Tribune, Rome, Ga., 
1888-90; now ed.-in-chief and co.-prop. 
Atlanta Daily News. Presidential elec 



tor-at-large, Fla., 1884, and Ga., 1888, and 
led ballot; was col. on staff Gov. Northen 
of Ga. Author: History of Florida of To- 
day; History of Charleston, S. C; Twelve 
Standard Lectures; Platform of To-day; 
Speeches and Selections for Schools; The 
Negro. Mag. contr. Lecturer and orator: 
on patriotic and progressive themes; was 
orator N. E. Soc, Phila., 1890; N. E. Soc, 
Boston, 1893-5; Merchants' Club, 1895-6; 
N. Y. Southern Soc, 1889; World's Con- 
gress Journalists, Cliicago, 1895; World's 
Congress Dentists, Chicago, 1895. Ad- 
dress: Atlanta, Ga. 
GRAY, George Duncan, Bureau manager and 
lyceum agent; 6. Ontario, Can., Oct. 18, 
1873; ed." Northwestern Univ., Evanston, 
111. Began Lye. work as agt. for Inter.; 
afterwards agt. for Rice, and afterwards 
Mid.; now mgr. Circuit No. 2, for Mid. 
Also director Texas Chau. Co., handling 
talent and selling Chaus.; is supt. Dallas 
Chau.; does some lecturing and enter- 
taining. Address: Dallas, Tex. 

GRAY, Ora Samuel, lecturer; 6. Sheffield, 
Vt., Nov. 7, 1875; ed. Lyndon Inst., Tay- 
lor Univ. (Ph.B., 1900') ; Drew Theol. 
Sem. (B.D., 1900); pastor Meth. Episc. 
Ch., West Brookfield, Mass., 1900-2; and 
in Amherst, Mass., 1902-3; resigned pas- 
torate for lecture work. Author: Ghosts 
of Opportunities, 1904, Win.; Modern 
Marvels, 1905, Evgl. Lecturer: Three P's 
in a Pod; Three C's in a Circle; The 
Third Strike. Began Lye. work, 1902, 
Massena Springs, N. Y., with Wh.; since 
with A. L. U.,"Mut., and Cen. Address: 
Amherst, Mass. 

GREEN, Thomas Edward (Rev.), lecturer; 
6. Shippensville, Pa., Dec. 27, 1858; grad. 
McKendree Coll., 1875; post-grad, studies, 
Princeton, 1877; Princeton Theol. Sem., 
1879 (A.M., McKendree; S.T.D., Gris- 
wold) ; m. Laura E. Johnson, 111., 1880. 
Was prin. pub. schs.. Upper Alton, 111.; 
newspaper reporter for St. Louis Times, 
editorial writer, Chicago Herald, 1875-7. 
Pastor Mt. Carmel, 111., 1880; Sparta, 111., 
1881-3; 8th Presn. Ch.. Chicago, 1883-6; 
St. Andrew's Ch., Chicago, 1886-9; Grace 
Ch., Cedar Rapids, la., 1889-1903; elected 
Prot. Episc. Bishop of la., 1898, but de- 
clined. Gen. Chaplain for U. S., Sons of the 
Revolution, 1899-1908; Chaplain 1st Regt. 
la. Nat. Guard, 1889-98; Chaplain Nat. 
Dem. Convs., 1884, 1892, 1896; Nat. Rep. 
Conv., 1888; Chaplain-at-large of Actors' 
Church Alliance; high chaplain Ind. Order 
Forresters, 1895-8; Grand Prelate, Grand 

Commandery, Knights Templar, 1892-9, 
deputy to gen. conv. Prot. Episc. Ch., 
1889, 1892, 1895, 1898; chmn. deputation 
Canadian synod, 1896; mem. the Am. 
Hist. Soc; Henry Bradshaw Soc. of Eng. 
Author: Man Traps of the City, 1891, 
Rev.; The Hill Called Calvary, 1899, 
Chmn.; In Praise of Valor, 1899; The 
Dynamic of Destiny, 1906; and many ser- 
mons. Lecturer: The Key to the Twen- 
tieth Century; Civic Bacteriology; The 
Signs of the Times; The Gospel of Discon- 
tent; Left-Handed Men; The Templar 
Knights. Began about 1885, ind.; since 
1903, managed by Red.; season 1905-06, 
lectured eleven months and two weeks 
solidly. Address: 604 Cable Building, Chi- 
cago, 111. 

GREEN, "William B. (Judge), lecturer and 
story-toller; 6. Brooklyn, L. I., 1851; ed. 
pub. schs.; Justice of Peace, Flatbush, 
N. Y. Author: Judge Greene Stories, pub. 
1894, by Brooklyn Eagle. Lecturer: 
American Humor and Humorists; Dialect 
Humor and Sentiment. Story-teller: 
gives original monologues. Began Lye. 
work, 1890, with St. and Red.; since listed 
with Red., Cen., St., and local Bur.; has 
filled 2,500 engagements. Address: 754 
Halsey St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

GREENE, Virginia D., musician; 6. Colum- 
bia, Tenn.; ed. la.; m. John H. Greene, 
Chicago, 111., May 20, 1889. Musician: 
prima donna with Williams' Original 
Dixie Jubilee Singers since 1904. Began 
'Lye. work, 1898, Chicago, under SI. 
mgemt. as mem. Slayton Jubilee Singers. 
Address: 4813 Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. 

GREENEWALT, Mary Hallock (Mary Hal- 
lock), musician and lecturer on music; &. 
Beyrouth, Syria; ed. Beyrouth and Chel- 
ten Hills Sch., Wyncote, Pa.; m. Dr. 
Frank L. Greenewalt, Johnstown, N. Y., 
July 14, 1898; studied music with 
Leschetizky, and at Philadelphia Consy. of 
Music, where gold medalist. Has traveled 
in Europe, Asia, and U. S. (1904-5). 
Author: Pulse and Rhythm, 1903, Pop. 
Science Monthly; Pulse in Verbal 
Rhythm, 1905; Poet Lore. Musician: 
Pianist. Has played with Philadelphia 
and Pittsburg Symphony Orchestras and 
Kneisel Quartette. Lecturer: The Beat 
in Music, Physics, Life, and Philosophy 
(six lectures) ; Taste and Style as Found 
in Music ( six lectures ) ; lecture recitals 
(piano numbers, with explanations in 
musical aesthetics). Gave first lecture, 

WFO'aS' who in the LYCEUM. 


1904, Drexel Inst., Philadelphia, Pa., ind.; 
since listed ind., and with Lab., Pnd., Br., 
Lib. Address: 1424 Master St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 
GREENLEAF, Eugene L. (Eugene Laur- 
ant), magician; b. Denver, Col., Aug. 19, 
1875; ed. Denver, Col.; m. Nella Davis 
Robbins, San Francisco, Cal., Mar. 14, 

1899. Magician: Began Lye. work, 1899- 

1900, making tour of West under Philip 
Ray; since listed with Win., Chi., Col., Co., 
C, Mut., Red., N. Dix. Address: Care Ly- 
ceumite, Steinway Hall, Chicago, 111. 

GREENLEAF, William Lee, entertainer; &. 
near Newton, la., Dec. 13, 1875; ed. New- 
ton, la., and law sch., Des Moines, la.; 
spl. instr. in Portland, Ore., pub. schs. 
since 1904; m. Leah Scharrer, Tacoma, 
Wash., June 1, 1901; trav. in U. S., Can., 
Mexico and Australia. Impersonator: 
Hamlet; Julius Csesar; The Merchant of 
Venice; A Midsummer Night's Dream; 
Richelieu; Rip Van Winkle; The Lady of 
Lyons ; The Fool's Revenge ; also gives im- 
personations of authors. Usually alone, 
sometimes with Co.; has been listed with 
SI. and B. & V. Agent: Was agt. for SI., 
short time; then for B. & V. Began Lye. 
work, ind., Newton, la. Address: 41st and 
Holgate Sts., Portland, Ore. 

GREGG, Albert Sidney, lecturer; &. near 
Riverton, la., Dec. 15, 1866; m. Miss Sadie 
E. Covington, 1889; engaged in newspaper 
work, Galesburg, 111., Peoria, 111., Omaha, 
Neb., Little Rock, Ark., St. Louis, Mo., 
Olympia, Wash., 1880-93; in Methodist 
ministry, 1893-1900, holding pastorates in 
Oakville, South Tacoma, Seattle, Wash.; 
editorial Avriter on Zion's Herald, Boston, 
Mass., 1901-2; pastor Laurel St. Meth. 
Epise. Ch., Worcester, Mass., and pres. local 
Anti-Saloon League, 1903-4; appointed 
Field Secretary of International Reform 
Bureau, 1905; became ed. Methods De- 
partment of the Expositor and Current 
Anecdotes, 1905; International Reform 
Bureau secretary for N. Y., since 1906. 
Autlior: Ways that Win in Church Fi- 
nance. Lecturer: Giants and Giant Kill- 
ers; Two Kinds of Heroes; False Balances 
in Modern Society; Rum, Rags and Ruin; 
Glimpses of Many Reforms; The Gambler 
and His Friends; Leaves from a Report- 
er's Notebook; Why Some Men Are in 
Jail; Glimpses of Life in the Far North- 
west; New Tricks of an Old Enemy; 
Christian Lobbyists. Began lecturing, 
1903, ind.; since ind., and since 1905, 
making it a leading feature of reform 

work. Address: P. 0. Box 322, Albany, 
N. Y. 
GRIFFIS, William Elliot, lecturer; 6. Phila., 
Pa., Sept. 17, 1843; ed. Rutgers Coll. 
(A.B., 1869; A.M., 1872; L.H.D., 1899), and 
Union Theol. Sem.(grad., 1877; D.D., from 
Union Coll., 1884); served with 44th Pa. 
Regt. in Civil War, 1863; m. Katharine L. 
Stanton; 2d, Frances King, Pulaski, 
N. Y.; pastor First Ref. Ch., Schenectady, 
1877-86; Shawmut Cong. Ch., Boston, 
1886-93; First Cong. Ch. of Christ, Ithaca, 
N. Y., 1893-1903. Was prof, in Union 
Coll., went to Japan, 1870, to organize 
schs.; supt. edn., province of Echizen, 
1871; prof, physics, Imperial Univ., Tokio, 
1872-4. Pres. DeWitt Hist. Soc. of Tomp- 
kins Co., N. Y.; mem. Am. Inst. Arts and 
Letters, Netherlandish Soc. of Letters, 
Leyden; Zealand Assn. of Scientific Men, 
Fiisian Soc. of Leeuwarden, Asiatic Socs. 
of Japan, Korea, Am. Hist. Assn., and of 
several Japanese learned societies; has 
been seven times in Europe and the Neth- 
erlands. Autlior: The Mikado's Empire, 
1876, Harp.; Japanese Fairy World, 1880; 
Asiatic History : China, Corea, and Japan, 

1881, Meth.; Corea, The Hermit Nation, 

1882, Ser.; Corea, Without and Within, 
1885, Pres. Pub.; Matthew Calbraith 
Perrv, 1887; The Lily Among Thorns, 
1889; Japan, In History, Folklore and 
Art, 1892; Brave Little Holland and What 
She Taught Us, 1894; Townsend Harris: 
First American Envoy in Japan, 1895; 
The Pilgrims in Their Three Homes, 
1898; The American in Holland, 1899; 
Young People's History of Holland, 1903; 
all pub. by H. M. & Co.; Honda, the 
Samurai, 1890, Cong.; Sir William John- 
son and the SLx Nations, 1891, D. M. Co.; 
The Religions of Japan, 1895, L. & S.; 
Romance of Discovery, 1897; Romance of 
American Colonization, 1898; Romance of 
Conquest, 1899; The Pathfinders of the 
Revolution, 1900; In the Mikado's Service, 
1901, all pub. by Wilde; Tbe Student's 
Motley. 1898, Harp.; America in the East, 
1899, Bs.; Verbeck of Japan, 1900; A 
Maker in the New Orient, 1902, both by 
Revell ; Dux Christus, an Outline Study of 
Japan, 1904, Mac. Contr. to leading mags, 
and encyclopedias. Lecturer: Fun, Fact 
and Fancy About the Japanese and 
Their Country; Social, Literary, and Ar- 
tistic Life of the Japanese; Street and 
Outdoor Life in the Mikado's Empire; 
The Russo-Japanese War; Future of the 
People of the Far East; The Japanese 
Woman; The Real Japan; The Old and 



the New Cliina ; Chinese History, Art, 
Literature and Philosophy; Cossack and 
Tartar— Their Long Duel; The Pigmy 
Empire (Korea); The Koreans at Home; 
The Dutch at Home, and Their Grand 
Story; Social, Artistic and Literary Hol- 
land; The Dutch in America; 4 series of 
6 lectures each on the Evolution of the 
Japanese, the Korean, the Chinese, and the 
Dutcli Nations; and lectures on travels in 
England, Scotland. Germany, France, Bel- 
gium, Switzerland, Italy, Russia and 
Spain. Began lecturing, 18G9, ind.; since 
ind.; lectured constantly since 1903. Has 
filled nearly L500 engagements. Address: 
Ithaca, N. Y. 

GRIGG, Mrs. Merrill Moore, reader; 6. 
Manitowoc, Wis., Apr. 5, 1867; ed. Santa 
Rosa, Cal., Sem., and Northwestern Univ. 
Seh. of Orv. (grad. 1889); 1st asst. to 
Dr. R. L. Qimnock, there, 1889-92; 
founded Cumnock Sch. of Expression, Los 
Angeles, Cal., 1893; pres. and dir. since 
1893; m. Merrill Moore Grigg, Los An- 
geles.. Cal., June 28, 1898. Mem. Friday 
Morning Club, Ebell, and Galjiin Shake- 
speare Club. Reader: The Holy Grail; 
Enoch Arden; Hiawatha; Guinevere; 
Saul; Job; The Land of Heart's Desire, 
and misc. Began Lye. work, in 111. and 
Wis., about 1888, ind.; since ind. 
Address: Cumnock School of Expression, 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

GRIGGS, Edward Howard, lecturer; ft. 
Owatonna, Minn., Jan. 9, 1868; ed. Madi- 
son, Ind., pub. schs.; Ind. Univ. (grad., 
1889; A.M., 1890) ; spl. studies, Univ. of 
Berlin; L.H.D., University of Maine; m., 
1st. .Jennie T. Fry ( died 1896) ; 2nd, Mary 
Pratt Little, Shenandoah, la., June 2, 
1898 (died 1906). Was instr. English 
literature and prof, nuerature, Ind. Univ.; 
prof, ethics and later head of combined 
depts. of ethics and edn., Leland Stanford, 
Jr., Univ. Avthnr: The New Humanism, 
1900; A Book of Meditations, 1902; Moral 
Education, 1904. Leeturcr: The Divine 
Comedy of Dante; Goethe's Faust: An In- 
troduction to Browning; Shakespeare; 
Ethical Interpretation of Social Progress; 
The Poetry and Philosophy of Tennyson; 
Moral Leaders; The Ethics of Personal 
Life; given in courses of 6 to 12 lectures 
each. Began lecturing, 1899. ind.; since 
ind. Address: Montclair, N. J. 

GRILLEY, Charles Trumbull, impersonator; 
ft. New London, Conn.; ed. Wesleyan 
Acad., Wilbraham, Mass.; and Emerson 
Coll. of Ory., Boston, Mass.; m. Harriett 
Allen, Torrington, Conn.; mem. Faculty 

Emerson Coll. of Ory. Author: many 
songs, recitations, and monologues, used 
by self and others on platform. Contr. to 
Puck, Werner's Voice Mag. Impersona- 
tetr: misc. selections, mostly by self; now 
in combination with Van Veachton Rogers, 
harpist. Began work, Boston, 1893; 
1904, with Cen.; since listed with Br., SI., 
Red., Sn., Inter., Cen., and all Boston Burs. 
Address: 8 Thane St., Boston, Mass. (Dor- 
chester District). 

GRINGEL, Arthur Eugene, lecturer; b. N. Y. 
Cy., Feb. 13, 1870; ed. pub. schs., N. Y. 
Cy., Univ. of Chicago; grad. of Witten- 
berg Coll. and Sch. of Oratory, Spring- 
field, 0.; also of Chicago Lutheran Sem., 
Chicago, 111., and Capitol Sch. of Eloc. and 
Oratory, Columbus, 0. While in Witten- 
berg, won Ohio State Orat. Contest; m. 
Margaret Walter, New York, July 18, 
1895. Ordained to Lutheran ministry, 
1891; filled pastorates in O., 111., and 
N. Y. ; Xenia, 1900-4; Cincinnati, since 
1904. Ed. for time of Lutheran Leader; 
contr. religious papers. Lecturer: The 
Pursuit of Happiness; The Throbbing 
Heart of America; America's Backbone; 
The Secret of Success; How to Cure the 
Blues; Shall We Be Optimists: Shall We 
Be Meliorists; besides special addresses 
for Commencements and Chau. Assy. Bible 
Readings. Lecture-recitals: Oratory — Its 
Smiles, Tears and Triumphs; Sense and 
Nonsense from Shakespeare; Wit and 
Wisdom in Literature; Scenes from Great 
Shakespearean Plays. Began work, 
Springfield, 0., 1893, ind.; since listed with 
Bdg. and Win. Address: 403-5 Bell Block, 
Cincinnati, 0. 

GROFF, George G., lecturer; h. Chester 
Valley, Pa., Apr. 5, 1851; ed. Mich. 
Univ., Pa. State Coll. and Long Isl. Coll. 
Hospital. M.D., 1877; LL.D., Judson Coll., 
N. C, 1887; Ph.D., Franklin and Marshall, 
1898; Sc.D., Susquehanna Univ., 1902; 
m. Margaret Pusey Marshall, West Ches- 
ter, Pa., Apr. 14, 1880; trav. in Europe, 
1886. Taught in pub. schs., 3 yrs.; State 
Normal Sch., 2 yrs.; sch. dir., 8 yrs.; prof, 
anatomy, Bucknell Univ. since 1879. 
Mem. State Bd. of Health, 1885-99; State 
Bd. of Agriculture, 10 yrs.; State Med. ' 
Council, 1 yr. ; surgeon Nat. Guard, Pa., 3 
yrs.; organized sanitary work at Johns- 
town after the flood of 1889. Maj. and 
brigade surgeon Spanish-Am. War, 1898- 
9; after war in Porto Rico as commr. Nat. 
Relief Commn.; dir. of Vaccination 
(790,000 persons were vaccinated in 3 



rnonllis) ; sec. and treas. 8uiJ(!iior Bd. of 
Health, Insane Asylum, Leper Hospital; 
pres. Insular Bd. Edn.; supt. public in- 
struction; acting Commr. Edn.; mem. 
executive council, Porto Rico. Mem. Am. 
Acad. Medicine, Pa. State Medical Soc, 
Pa. German Soc, Soc. Mil. Surgeons. 
Author: Accidents and Emergencies, 1880; 
School Hygiene, ISSfj, Kel!.; La Salud por 
Ninos, 1880; Dairy Hygiene, 1888; a 
series of botanical charts; numerous 
charts and maps. Lecturer: The Wliite 
Man's Conquest of the Tropics; Manifest 
Destiny Southward; The Child Races and 
Their Future; Tropical Civilizations; Life 
in the Tropics, in Town and Country; 
Educational Problems in Our New 
Islands; Problems in Tropical Develop- 
ment; The Flora and Fauna of Porto 
Rico; Illustrated Lecture on Porto Rico; 
also educational series for Teachers' In- 
stitutes, etc., on Hygiene; Sanitary 
Science; Geology; The Chemistry of Com- 
mon Life; Biology; Anatomy and Physi- 
ology. Began Lye. work, 1880, ind., at 
teachers' institutes. Pa.; since ind.; has 
filled about 2,000 engagements. Address: 
Lewisburg, Pa. 

GUNN, Glenn Dillard, lecturer and pianist; 
6. Topeka, Kan., Oct. 2, 1874; ed. T^ipsic 
and Berlin; m. Bernya Bracken, Cliicago, 
190.3; is musical ed. Chicago Inter-Ocean, 
and contr. to musical journals; was musi- 
cal ed. Chicago Journal. Is teacher of 
piano and lecturer to piano teachers on 
pedagogy. Lecturer: on musical subjects; 
also gives lecture-piano recitals. Began 
lecturing, 1903, with Ch. Univ. Ex.; since 
with same. Has been soloist with N. Y. 
Symphony Orchestra and the Thomas Or- 
chestra. Address: Fine Arts Bldg., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

GUNSAULUS, Frank Wakely, lecturer; b. 
Chesterville, O., 1856; ed. Ohio Wesleyan 
Univ. (A.M., 1875; LL.D., 1905); reed. 
D.D., 1887, from Beloit Coll., Wis.; di- 
vinity lecturer at Yale Univ., 1890; pro- 
fessorial lecturer at Univ. of Chicago 
since 1896; pres. Armour Inst, since 1893; 
ordained minister, Meth. Episc. Ch., 
1875; preached 4 yrs.; pastor Cong. Ch., 
Columbus, 0., i879-81; Newtonville, 
Mass., 1881-85; Brown Memorial Presb. 
Ch., Baltimore, Md., 1885-7; Plymouth 
Cong. Ch., Chicago, 1887-97; Central Ch., 
Cliicago, since 1899; m. Miss A. Long, 
London, 0., 1875. Author: November at 
Eastwood, 1881; Monk and Knight, a Ro- 
mance, 1891; Phidias and Other Poems, 
1891; Songs of Night and Day, McQ.; 

Paths to Power, Revell; Gladstone, 1898, 
Mon.; Man of Galilee, 1899, Mon. Lec- 
turer: A Chapter in the Ilistoiy of Lib- 
erty; Savonarola; The Later Eloquence 
or Puritanism; The Ideal of Culture; 
Oliver Cromwell and His Times; The 
Higher Ministry of Contemporary English 
Poetry; Robert Browning, the Poet; The 
Next Step in Education; Gladstone; 
Barbizon and Ehitch Art. Began Lye. 
work, ind., in 1888; first listed with Red.; 
since with Red., SI., Pnd., Chi. Address: 
Armour Inst., Chicago, 111. 
GUTHRIE, William Norman, lecturer; b. 
Dundee, Scotland, Mar. 4, 1868; grad. 
Univ. of the South, B.L., 1889; A.M., 
1891; studied at Columbia Univ., N. Y. 
Cy.; m. Anna Morton Stuart, Sewanee, 
Tenn., Jan. 4, 1893. Asst. prof, modern 
languages, Univ. of South, 1889-90; prof, 
modern languages, Kenyon Coll., O., 1892- 
3; ordained, 1893, to Prot. Episc. minis- 
try; missionary in charge, Christ Ch., 
Kennedy Heights, 0., 1893-4; asst. Ch. of 
the Advent, Cincinnati, 1894-6; lecturer 
comparative literature, Univ. of Cincin- 
nati, 1898-1900; rector Ch. of Resurrec- 
tion, Fern Bank, 0., 1899-1903; Christ 
Ch., Alameda, Cal., since Feb., 1903; dir. 
Cincinnati Confs. Art and Literature, 
1900-3; lecturer on general literature, 
L'niv. of Cliicago. Author: Love Conquer- 
eth, 1890; Modern Poet Prophets, Essays 
Critical and Interpretative, 1897, 1899, 
CI.; To Kindle the Yule-Log, A Booklet 
of Verse, 1899; Songs of American Des- 
tiny, or Vision of New Hellas, 1900, CI.; 
The Old Hemlock— Symbolic Odes, 1901, 
CI.; The Clirist of the Ages in Words of 
Holy Writ, 1903; Orpheus To-day; St. 
l'>ancis of the Trees, and other verse, 
1906, Whtr. Lecturer: gives courses of 
four to fifteen lectures, as. The English 
Poets of Love; The New Spirit (on some 
literary leaders of the day) ; Contempor- 
ary Poetic Drama; Racial Aspects of the 
World's Great Diamas; Masterpieces of 
Comic Art; Poetry and Life; Twelve 
Modern Poet Prophets; Shakespeare and 
the World's Other Great Tragedians; and 
others. Began lecturing for Cli. Univ. 
Ex.; since ind. or with same. Address: 
1718 Alameda Ave., Alameda, Cal. 


HAGERMAN, Edward T., lecturer; ft. on 
farm in O.. 1863; grad. Baldwin Univ., 
Berea, 0., 1885 (D.D., 1899); pastor in 
0., until 1903; pastor First Meth. Episc. 



Ch., Des Moines, la., since 1903. Lecturer: 
The World We Live In; The Potter and 
the Clay; The Square Man. Began lec- 
turing, 1899, under Bry.; since listed with 
Bry., and SI. Address: 1001 Pleasant St., 
Des ]\Ioines, la. 
HALE, Edith, whistler; b. Forest, 0., 1880; 
ed. Ohio Wesleyan Univ. (B.L.) and Chi- 
cago Conservatory of Music. Whistler: 
soloist. Began Lye. work, 1900, with 
Cent.; now with A. L. U. and Red. Was 
mem. Alice Carey Concert Co. (3 sea- 
sons) , and of Pallas Brown Co.; now mem. 
Alpine Entertainers. Address: Columbus, 
HALE, Edward Everett, lecturer; 6. Bos- 
ton. Apr. 3, 1822; grad. Harvard, 1839; 
S.T.D., 1879 (LL.D., Dartmouth, 1901, 
Williams, 1904); 2 yrs. usher Boston 
Latin Sch.; licensed to preach, 1842; or- 
dained minister Ch. of the Unity, Worces- 
ter. Mass., 1846-56; of South Congl. (Uni- 
tarian) Ch., Boston, since 1856; chaplain 
U. S. Senate; m. Emily B. Perkins, Hart- 
ford, Conn., Oct. 13, 1852. Prominent 
promoter and one of the advisers of C. L. 
S. C. Founded Lend-a-Hand clubs, and 
ed. Lend-a-Hand Record. Author: The 
Man Without a Country; Ten Times One 
is Ten; In His Name; Mrs. Meri'iam's 
Scholars; His Level Best; Philip Nolan's 
Friends; Four and Five; Crusoe in New 
York; Christmas Eve and Christmas Day;^ 
Our Cliristmas in a Palace; Sketches in 
Christian History; Wliat Career?; Boy's 
Heroes; A New England Boyhood; Chau- 
tauquan History of the United States; 
Memories of a Hundred Years, 1902, 
Mac; Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1904, Holt; 
We, the People, 1903; New England Bal- 
lads, 1903; Tarry at Home Travels, 1906. 
Reader: of own works. Lecturer: The 
Twentieth Century; Peace Among the Na- 
tions; Reminiscences of Emerson, Holmes, 
Lowell, and Longfellow; The Human 
Washington; Christopher Columbus; and 
others. Now retired from platform. 
Address: 39 Highland St., Roxbury, Mass. 
HALE, William Bayard, lecturer; &. Rich- 
mond, Ind., Apr. 6, 1869; studied Boston 
Univ., Harvard Univ., Cambridge Theol. 
Sch.; has reed, degrees, A.M., S.T.D., and 
LL.D.; ord. deacon, St. John's, 1893; ord. 
priest, 1894; rector, 1892-9, Ch. of Our 
Saviour, Middleborough, Mass.; rector. 
1899, St. Mary's, Ardmore (Phila.). Man- 
aging ed. Cosmopolitan Mag., 1900; ed. 
Current Literature, 1901; spl. corr. N. Y. 
World, 1902; managing ed. Phila. Public 
Ledger, 1903-6; now ed. N. Y. Times. 

Trav. in Europe and tropics; is chevalier 
de I'ordre de Leopold. Author: The Making 
of the American Constitution; The Eter- 
nal Teacher, 1895; The New Obedience, 
1898, Long.; Phillips Brooks, a Memorial. 
Lecturer: on literature. Began lecturing, 
1896, with Am. U. Ex.; since lectured for 
same; for N. Y. Board of Education and 
Oxford Univ. Ex. Address: The Times, 
N. Y. Cy. 

HALE, W. Powell, impersonator; 6. Carth- 
age, Tenn., 1873; ed. Carson-Newman 
Coll. (A.B., 1898); Univ. of Tenn.; 
King's Sch. of Ory., Pittsburg, Pa. (won 
graduating medal). Taught ory. Carson- 
Newman Coll., 3 yrs.; taught at King's 
Summer Sch. and Univ. of Tenn.; m. Miss 
Blanche Thomas, Aug. 9, 1899, Bristol, 
Tenn. Impersonator : A Christmas Carol; 
Esmeralda; and misc. from Shakespeare, 
Hood, Poe, Schiller, Riley, Field, Page, 
Art emus Ward, Stanton, Tennyson; origi- 
nal selections, etc. Began Lye. work, 
189G, ind.; listed with N. Dix., 1903; 
since with Rice, Lab., Alk. Address: 
Jefferson City, Tenn. 

HALLOCK, Mary; see Greenewalt, Mary 

HALSTEAD, Murat, lecturer; b. Ross 
Township, 0., Sept. 2, 1829; ed. dist. schs.; 
taught sch. 2 terms; grad. Farmers' Coll., 
near Cincinnati; m. Mary Banks, Cincin- 
nati, Mar. 2, 1857. Began newspaper 
work on a literary weekly; joined staff of 
Cincinnati Commercial, Mar. 8, 1853; head 
of firm, 1865; later consolidated with 
Gazette as Commercial Gazette, of which 
he became ed.-in-chief. Later edited 
Brooklyn Standard-Union; recently spl. 
corr. and mag. writer; in Philippine 
Islands during war with Spain. Author: 
The Convention of 1860; The ^Vhite Dol- 
lar; The Story of Cuba; Life of William 
McKinley; The Story of the Philippines; 
The History of American Expansion; Our 
Country in War; Official History of the 
War with Spain; Life of Admiral Dewey; 
The Great Century; The Boer and British 
War; The War Between Russia and 
Japan; etc. Lecturer: listed with SI.; be- 
gan before 1897. Address: 643 W. 4th St., 
Cincinnati, 0. 

HAM, Henry Wilkes Jones, lecturer; 6. 
Burke Co., Ga., July 3, 1851; ed. Old Field 
Country schs.; m. Anna E. Cook, Jefferson 
Co., Ga., 1873; Clerk Com. on Edn., Nat. 
House of Rep., 1887-9; Mem. Ga. Legisla- 
ture, 1887-8 and 1892-3; Col. on Staff of 
Ga., 1895-7. Newspaper man until 1893. 



Author: Representative Georgians, pub. 
1887. Lecturer: Old Times in Dixie; 
The Snollygoster in Politics; The Case of 
Adam; Red Lights and Warts; Uncle 
Remus in Song and Story. Began work, 
1890, with Sn.; since listed with Sn., SI., 
Inter., St., Bry., A. L. U., Alk, N. Dix., 
Dav., Mid. Address: Gainesville, Ga. 

HAMMER, William Joseph, lecturer; &. 
Cressona, Pa., Feb. 26, 1858; ed. pub. and 
high schs., Newark, N. J.; also attended 
univ. lectures abroad; trav. in Europe, 6 
yrs.; ni. Alice Maude White, Cleveland, O., 
Jan. 3, 1894. Asst. to Edward Weston in 
Weston Malleable Nickel Co., Newark, 
N. J., 1878; in laboratory of Thomas A. 
Edison, Menio Park, N. J., Jan. 6, 1880; 
sent to Eng. by Mr. Edison, 1881, and be- 
came chief engineer English Edison Co.; 
est. in London 1st central station in world 
for incandescent elec. lighting; chief 
engineer German Edison Co., 1883-4; re- 
turned to U. S., 1884; in charge of Edi- 
son's interests at Franklin Inst. Elec. 
Expn.; also Crystal Palace Elec. Expn., 
1882, and Paris Expn., 1889; at close 
of latter expn. made notable balloon 
ascension, traveling over 100 miles, and 
conducting many scientific experiments; 
became confidential asst. of pres. of parent 
Edison Co., 1884, and incorporator and 
trustee Sprague Elec. R. R. & Motor Co.; 
chief inspector of Central Station Edison 
Electric Light Co.; mgr. Edison Elec. Il- 
luminating Co., OA'er 1 yr. Consulting 
engineer, Cincinnati Centennial Expn., 
1888; since 1890 in practice as consulting 
elec. engineer; has reed. 6 medals for 
scientific and professional work; del. 
to Intemat. Elec. CongTess, Paris, 1900; 
mem. of Jury, St. Louis Expn., 1904; 
was v.-p. Am. Inst., Elec. Engineers and 
N. Y. Elec. Soc; pres. Franklin Experi- 
mental Club, Nat. Conf. on Standard Elec. 
Rules; Fellow A. A. A. S.; permanent 
chairman Jamestown Expn. Aeronautical 
Congress, 1907. Author: Radium and 
Other Radio- Active Substances, 1904, 
Van N. Also, many engineering and 
scientific treatises. Lecturer: Radium; 
Radiant Phenomena; Electrical Wonders; 
Aeronautics; ajid on other scientific and 
engineering subjects. Began lecturing, 
ind.; since 1903, listed with Pnd., Red., 
and other Burs. Address: 153 W. 46th 
St. and 26 Cortlandt St., New York, N. Y. 

HANDY, Levin Irving, lecturer; &. Berlin, 
Md., Dec. 24, 1861; ed. pub. schs., Wash- 
ington Acad., Princess Anne, Md.; Colle- 
giate Inst., Fort Plain, N. Y.; m. Mary C. 

Bell, Smyrna, Del., Jan. 25, 1887; supt. 
free schs., Kent Co., Del., 1887-90; Mem. 
of Cong, from Del., 1897-9; del. Dem. Nat. 
Conv., 1900, 1904; Dem. candidate for 
Atty.-Gen., Del., 1904; Grand Master of 
Masons of Del., 1905-6. Ed. Wilmington 
(Del.) Every Evening, 1894-5; newspaper 
contr.; is lawyer, Wilmington, Del. Lec- 
turer: Growing Up and Growing Old; 
Patrick Henry; Triumphant Living. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1892, County Teachers' 
Inst., Lancaster, Pa.^ ind.; since listed 
with Br., A. L. U., Sn., SI., Cen. Resi- 
dence: Newark, Del. Office: Ford Bldg., 
Wilmington, Del. 

HANEY, Richard Sherman, lecturer; 6. 
Pekin, 111., Apr. 20, 1873; grad. Geneseo, 
111., High Sch., 1892; 111. Wesleyan Univ., 
Bloomington, 111., 1896; gold medalist, 
Univ. Orator. Contest, 1895; m. Margaret 
Hanna, Moline, 111., July 30, 1896. Pas- 
tor Meth. Epise. Ch., Minier, 111., 1896; 
Dawson, 111., 1897-9; Rochester, 111., 1900- 
2; Auburn, 111., 1903; Moline, 111., 1904-5; 
pastor Second Cong. Ch., Moline, since 
1905. Lecturer: From the Mississippi to 
the Tennessee; Mammoth Cave and Its 
Wonders; Born Short; In the Seat of the 
Scornful; Behold the Man; The Man that 
Was not Ashamed; The Young Man Went 
Courting and What Happened. Platform 
mgr. Moline Chau. Assy., 1904 and 1905; 
at Urbana, 111., Cliau., 1904-7. Began lec- 
turing, 1898, at Canton, 111., ind.; with 
Glz., 1904; since listed with Glz., Cen., 
A. L. U., and ind. Address: 1149 16th 
Ave., Moline, 111. 

HANLY, J. Frank, lecturer; b. St. Joseph, 
111., Apr. 4, 1863; ed. pub. schs.. Cham- 
paign Co., 111.; m. Eva Simmer, Dec. 3, 
1881; taught sch., 9 yrs., Warren Co., 
Ind.; admitted to bar, 1889; practiced at 
Williamsport, Ind., 1889-96; elected State 
Senate, 1890; Congress, 1894, serving 1 
term; candidate U. S. Senate, 1899; Gov. 
Ind., 1905-9. Republican. Lecturer: The 
Patriotism of Peace. Under SI. mgemt. 
Address: Indianapolis, Ind. 

HARKKESS, Ruby Katharine (Miss), 
musician; b. Detroit, Mich.; ed. N. Y. and 
(in music) London with Shakespeare, and 
Paris Avith Bouhy and Jean de Reszke. 
Musician: soprano soloist; formerly mem. 
Nellie Peck Saunders Co., Princess Con- 
cert Co. ; Juanita Boynton Co. ; now mem. 
Ferry-Harkness Concert Co. Began Lye. 
work, 1903, listed with Inter.; since with 
A. L. U. and Lab. Address: 91 Sidney 
Ave., Detroit, Mich. 



HARRINGTON, Truman, stereopticon oper- 
ator; b. Farmingtoii, 111.; m. A. Orr, 
Piqua, 0., June 30, 1906. Was with H. V. 
Richards & Co., making scientific appar- 
atus, 1885-1891. Stereopticon operator 
with Prof. J. B. De Motte, since 1891; 
filling over 1,800 engagements. Address: 
3814 Rhodes Ave., Chicago, 111. 

HARRIS, Albert Mason, lecturer; b. Old 
Mystic, Conn., Jan. 13, 1868; ed. pub. 
schs., Emerson Coll. of Ory. and Cornell 
Coll., Mt. Vernon. la. (A.B., 1901; A.M., 
1902); m. Florence Blackwell, Mt. Ver- 
non, la., Dec. 31, 1902. Was asst. in ory., 
Oberlin Coll., 1894-5; instr. in Cornell, 
1896; head of dept. of ory., 1898; prof, 
of pub. speaking and debate, Vanderbilt 
Univ., Nashville, Tenn., since 1902. 
Reader: Misc. Began work, 1889, in 
Conn.; ind. until 1900; with Ch., 1900-2; 
since ind. Address: Vanderbilt Univer- 
sity, Nashville, Temi. 

HARRIS, William T., lecturer; b. Brides- 
burg, Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 21. 1872; 
ed. Bucknell Coll. (A.B.), and Univ. of 
Pennsylvania; vi. Mary E. Cassidy, Phila- 
delphia, June 19, 1894; pastor North 
Eapt. Ch., Philadelphia, since 1904. 
Lecturer: on religious subjects and life 
problems. Began Lye. work, Allentown, 
Pa., Y. M. C. A., 1904, with Lab.; since 
listed with Lab. Address: 2445 Columbia 
Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 

HARRISON, Leon, lecturer; 6. Liverpool, 
Eng., Aug. 13, 1866; ed. N. Y. pub. schs.. 
City Coll. and Columbia Univ., N. Y. Cy. 
(grad., 1886, A.B.); Ph.D. grad. Emanuel 
Theol. Seni., N. Y., as Rabbi. Ordained in 
Brooklyn, 1886; held pastorates, Brooklyn, 
N. Y., 1886-91; since 1891 rabbi Temple 
Israel (Reformed Jewish), St. Louis; 
preached at overflow meeting of 3,000 per- 
sons at Henry Ward Beecher's funeral, 
1887; deliAered McKinley memorial ad- 
dress in St. Louis Coliseum at invitation of 
municipality; founder of Sisterhood of Per- 
sonal Service, St. Louis, with sections for 
kindergarten, day-nursery, evening classes, 
industrial sch., and for visiting sick and 
needy; founder Social Settlement League 
and Fresh Air Soc, with settlement at 
9th and Carr Sts., St. Louis. Mem. Phi 
Beta Kappa, and Columbia Coll. Alumni 
of Mo. (v.-p.). LecfMrrr; Shylock; Popu- 
lar Fallacies About the Jews; The Novel; 
Character Building. Began lecturing, 
1902, Sedalia, Mo.; since ind. and with 
Red. Address: Temple Israel, St. Louis, 

HARTMAN, Cary W., lecturer and Bureau 
manager; b. Marathon, O., 1857; is close 
student of Indians, having lived 20 yrs. 
with them, and speaks Sioux and Ojib- 
way; owns large Indian collection. Lec- 
turer: Hiawatha; Indians and Wild Ani- 
mals; Indian Orators and their Orations. 
Bureau manager: The Hartman Lyceum 
Bureau, Toronto, Buffalo; mgr. of Indian 
Band. Address: 312 Potomac Ave., Buf- 
falo, N. Y. 

HARTZOG, William Benjamin, lecturer; 6. 
Willshire Township, Van Wert Co., O., 
May 29, 1863. B.A., Northern Ohio Univ., 
Ada, 0., 1893; Ph.D., Central Univ., Ind- 
ianapolis, Ind., 1905. Grad. Union Bibli- 
cal Sem., Dayton, O. (B.D. ); ordained 
Bapt. minister, Spencerville, 0.. 1887. Pas- 
tor in Martin's Ferry, 0., Columbus O., and 
now pastor of Immanuel Bapt. Ch., Cleve- 
land, 0.; m. Caroline W. Richardson, 
Spencei-ville, 0., June 26, 1887. Author: 
Ancient Masters and Jesus, G. Bapt., 1906. 
Lecturer: The Light of the Nations; Sun- 
shine and Sense; Saul of Tarsus. Began 
work, 1900, ind.; since listed with Bry., C, 
Al., Ent. L. Address: 5 Reed Ave., Bowl- 
ing Green, O. 

HARVEY, Georgia B., entertainer; b. Nova 
Scotia, June 23, 1876; ed. Boston, Mass. 
Entertainer : reader of pathos, humor, and 
character sketches. Was mem. Lovett's 
Boston Stars, and 2 other cos.; mem. Col- 
lege Girls' Quartet since Oct., 1906. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1897, listed with Red.; 
now with St.; has filled about 2,000 en- 
gagements. Address: 21 E. 24th St., 
New York, N. Y. 

HASKELL, Fenetta Sargent, reader; 6. 
Sparta, Wis.; grad. St. Louis High Sch., 
Boston Sch. of Ory.; studied at Nat. Sch. 
of EIoc. and Orv., Philadelphia, Pa.; reed. 
M. Int., 1904, from Neflf Coll. of Ory., 
Philadelphia; m. W. H. M. Haskell, St. 
Louis, 1890. Traveled in U. S., Can., and 
Mexico. Reader: Les Miserables; Ninety- 
three; complete programs from the Bible, 
Shakespeare, Browning, Dickens, Page, 
Mrs. Stuart, Laura E. Richards, or misc.; 
also gives talks before clubs, schs., and 
Chans. Began Lye. work, St. Louis, Mo., 
1892, ind.; since ind. or with advance agt. 
Address: Cuba, Mo. 

HATHAWAY, George H., Bureau manager; 
ft. Sydney, Australia, 1843; grad. Boston 
Latin Sch., 1862; served, 1862-5, as pri- 
vate in 24th regt. Mass. inf. Bureau 
manager: pres. Redpath Lyceum Bureau 
Corporation since 1903, operating in all 



U. S., except South and far West. First 
connected with Bur., 1870; its Chicago 
rep., 1872-5; with J. B. Pond, bought Red- 
path Bur. from James Redpath, 1875; sole 
proprietor, 1880-1903. Address: 6 Beacon 
St., Boston, Mass. 
HA VICE, Marcus Hill, illustrated lecturer; 
6. Milroy, Pa., Sept. 2, 1863; grad. Sus- 
quehanna Univ., 1886, and from its Theol. 
Sch., 1889; m. Laura A. Bergstresser, 
Selins Grove, Pa., Aug. 29, 1889. Mem, 
Board of Directors Loyesville, Pa., Or- 
phans' Home since 1902. Pastor, Mont- 
gomery, Pa. Author: A Memorial for 
Heroes, 1892; Hess. Lecturer: Triple 
Wonders of America. Began work, Jan. 
1. 1904, under Lab.; since listed with Lab., 
Ant., Lib., and W. W. Ball. Address: 
Montgomery, Pa. 
HAWKINS, Victor Dean, lecturer; ft. Ver- 
montville, Mich., Dec. 29, 1875; ed. Olivet 
Coll. (B.S., 1899), and Univ. of Mich. 
(A.M., 1902); m. Mary H. Hadden, Ed- 
wardsburg, Mich., 1902. Is instr. in phy- 
sics and mathematics, Joliet Township 
High Sch., 111. Lecturer: Wireless Tele- 
graphy; Yellowstone Park. Lectured first 
for Chicago Daily News, 1903; since 
booked by Ch. Address: 111 Eastern 
Ave., Joliet, 111. 
HAWKS, Arthur Wills (Sunshine), lec- 
turer; &. Hadley, Mass., Dec. 12, 1847; 
ed. Charlestown, W. Va., and Langton, 
Va.; m. June Leach, Drayburg, Va., Sept. 
1, 1869; deacon in Presb. Ch. Author: 
Sunshine and Shadow, Pear., 1906. Lec- 
turer: Sunshine and Shadow; People I 
Have Met; and several Sunday talks. 
Began lecturing, 1876, ind. ; since listed 
with Sn., N. Dix., Rice, Bry., Brt., SI., 
Lab., Win., B. and S. Has delivered 
3,000 lectures. Address: Ruxton, Md. 

HAWN, Henry Gaines, reader; 6. Richmond, 
Va., Nov. 29, 1862; ed. Univ. of Tenn. and 
Washington and Lee Univ.; in. Alexina 
Shoemaker, Newark, N. J., 1891; was 3 
yrs. pres. N. Y. State Assn. of Elocution- 
ists, and 2 yrs. Nat. Assn.; is pres. Hawn 
Sch. of Speech Arts, N. Y.; has taught 
ory. Poly. Ins., Bklyn., N. Y. {5 yrs.); 
Middlebury Coll.. Middlebury, Vt., and is 
on faculty of De La Salle Inst., N. Y. Cy., 
and "The Castle," Tarrytown, N. Y. 
Dramatic Instructor, " The Masque," Cor- 
nell Univ., and "Cap and Bells," Wil- 
liams Coll. Author: Diction for Singers. 
Reader: dramatic. Lecturer: lectures 
yearly on Oral English for Brooklyn Inst, 
of Arts and Sciences and for N." Y. Cy. 

Board of Edn. Began Lye. work, 1880, 
ind.; since ind. Has filled several thous- 
and engagements. Residence: 442 Classen 
Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. Office: Carnegie 
Hall, N. Y. Cy. 

HAYDEN, Dorothea Hoaglin, reader; ed. 
Emporia State Normal Sch., Chicago 
Univ. and Emerson Coll. of Ory., Boston 
(grad.) ; m. Rev. Newell Matson Hayden, 
Emporia, Kan., Jan. 1, 1903; was in 
charge dept. of ory., Kansas State Nor- 
mal Sch. and Northern 111. State Normal 
Sch. Is now teacher of eloc, voice, and 
physical culture, Pasadena, Cal. Author: 
The Art of Expression; Manual of Ex- 
pression, 1897; The Psychology of Ex- 
pression; The Dramatic Instinct in Chil- 
dren. Reader: Judith of Bethulia; If I 
Were King; Sky Pilot; Saul; Lea 
Miserables; As You Like It, and misc. 
programs. Lecturer: on literary or elocu- 
tionary subjects, and the teaching of 
reading. Began work, about 1886, ind.; 
since ind., reading largely for women's 
clubs, and for schools. Studio: Pcooms 13 
and 14, Vandevort Block, Pasadena, Cal. 
Address: Box 1001. 

HEAD, William Harry, entertainer; ft. Ma- 
comb, 111., July 6. 1871; ed. Northwestern 
Univ., Chicago Univ. (B.A. ), Lewis Inst, 
and Soper Sch. of Ory. (B.O.) ; was 2nd 
It., in provisional regt., Spanish-Am. 
War; married; was sec. Soper Sch. of 
Ory.; also taught impersonation and ora- 
tory; wrote selections in Supplement to 
No. 11 of Soper's Scrap Book Series. 
Impersonator: An Evening of Original 
Selections; An Evening with Riley; An 
Evening of Miscellanies; Dramatic Reci- 
tal from Job; Pilgrim's Progress; Esmer- 
alda; Virginius; Kentucky Colonel; 
Esther; Cardinal Richelieu. Also gives 
religious lectures. Has held several pas- 
torates, and is now pastor of Asbury 
Meth. Episc. Church, Chicago. Began Lye. 
work, 1906, ind.; now listed with Win. 
Address: 3114 Wallace St., Chicago, 111. 

HEDLEY, James, lecturer; &. Sheffield, 
Eng.; ed. Central High Sch., St. Louis, 
Mo., and Gannon's Med. Inst., Fort Madi- 
son, la. (M.D., 1871); practiced, Platte- 
ville, Wis., 1872; hon. mem. Philos. Soc, 
Wittenberg Coll., Springfield, 0.; m. Mary- 
Riddle, Rochester, N. Y., May 7, 1885. 
Author: Twenty Years on the Lyceum 
Platform, 1900, Mary Hedley, Cleveland, 
O. Mag. contr. Lecturer: Sunny Side of 
Life; What is a Man Worth; Wisdom's 
Jeweled Ring; The Kingly No; Failure 



and Success; Wanted — A Man; Heroes 
and Heroism; White Folks and Black. 
Has given over 3,000 lectures, delivering 
Sunny Side of Life, 1,700 times, and lec- 
tured twenty-three times in Cleveland. 
First lectured on physiognomy and tem- 
perance, 1874-80; listed with SI., 1881; 
since with SI., Red., A. L. U., Sn., Mut., 
Co., Dx., Emp. Address: 42 Afton PL, 
Cleveland, O. 

HEGNER, Robert W., lecturer; ft. Decorah, 
la., Feb. 15, 1880; ed. Decorah High Sch., 
Lewis Inst., Chicago, and Univ. of Chicago 
(S.B., 1903; S.M., 1904); m. Jane A. 
Zabriskie, Greendale, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1906. 
Lecturer: The Experiences of a Bird Pho- 
tographer; The Home Life of Wild Birds; 
Butterflies (ill.). Began Lye. work, 1901, 
ind.; with Win. since 1906. Address: 6262 
Jackson Park Ave., Chicago, 111. 

HENDERSON, Arthur S., lecturer; b. Brown 
Co., 0., Nov. 29, 1865; ed. pub. schs. and 
Nat. Normal Univ.; m. Olive Weber, 
1888, Mt. Crab, O.; is pastor, Atlantic, 
la. Lecturer: The Measure of a Man; 
The Inspiration of Heroic History; The 
Twentieth Century Man and the Bible; 
The Supreme Teacher; Making the Most 
of Your Stuff; The Way to the Top. 
Began Lye. work, ind., about 1900; listed 
with Cnl. since 1904. Address: Atlantic, 

HENDRICKSON, Edgar A., magician; 6. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 1860; ed. pub. schs. 
Magician and shadowgiaphist. Began 
Lye. work, Brooklyn, 1885, with St. and 
Wade; since listed with St., Red., Emp., 
L. E. B., and Dav.; mem. of company, 
Hendrickson and Rosani, since 1888. 
Address: 1438 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

HENRY, Glenn T.; see Thomas, Glenn H. 

HENSON, Poindexter Smith, lecturer; &. 
Fluvanna Co., Va., Dec. 7, 1831; grad. 
Richmond Coll., 1848; Univ. of Va.; 
taught sell. 2 yrs.; studied law; ordained 
to ministry, 1856; pastor Fluvanna Bapt. 
Ch.; also conducting Seminaries for 
young ladies; pastor Broad St., and later 
of Memorial Ch., Phila.; pastor 1st Bapt. 
Ch., Chicago, 1882-1901; Hanson PI. Ch., 
Brooklyn, 1901-3; Tremont Temple, Bos- 
ton, since 1903; edits Baptist Teacher. 
Lecturer: Fools; Grumblers; Backbone; 
The Golden Calf; Gunnery; The Better 
Half; Tracks of a Tenderfoot. Address: 
Hotel Buckminster, Boston, Mass. 

HERBERT, Lemuel G., lecturer; b. St. 
Mary's, 0., Sept. 4, 1862; ed. O. Northern 

Univ., Ada, O., and Ohio Wesleyan Univ. 
(A.B., 1885; A.M., 1888; D.D., 1899, from 
O. N. U.); m. Laura Kissell, Feb. 17, 
1886, McComb, O. Mag. eontr. Lecturer: 
A Man Among Men; A Trinity of Power; 
Cash, Conscience, and Country; The Law- 
Giver of Sinai; From Saul to Paul. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1905, with Mut.; since 
listed with Al. and Mut. Address: Mc- 
Comb, O. 
HERFORD, Beatrice, monologist; b. Man- 
chester, Eng.; early yrs. in U. S.; in Eng- 
land, 1893-7; since then in U. S.; m. Sid- 
ney W. Hayward, Wayland, Mass., 1897. 
Author: of monologues which she renders; 
mag. contr. Monologist: The Shop Girl; 
The Sociable Seamstress; An English 
Train Sketch; and others. Began work, 
London, about 1894, ind.; since ind. and 
listed with Pnd. Address: Wayland, Mass. 

HERMANN, Carl, violinist; b. Sleswig- 
Holstein, Germany, Feb. 19, 1874; ed. Chi- 
cago and abroad. Inventor. Violinist: 
Classical and popular, also giving humor- 
ous musical imitations. Began work, 
1891. Directed opera companies; gave 
concerts, eight yrs., ind., and with mgr.; 
1902, with Glz.; since 1904, with Durno, 
the magician (Durno & Co.), under 
A. L. U. Address: 254 Ontario St., Chi- 
cago, III. 

HERSHEY, S. Byron, lecturer and gen. mgr. 
A. L. U.; b. Wayne Co., 0., Sept. 21, 1847; 
ed. Otterbein Univ., Otterbein, O.; Ober- 
lin Coll., Oberlin, 0. (A.B., 1870); Yale 
Divinity Sch. (grad. 1874). Cong, pastor, 
Danbury, Conn., 1874-81; in Ashtabula, 
0., 1882-95; Ashland, 0., 1895-8; w. 
Thirza E. Johnson, Oberlin, 0., Aug, 18, 
1874; made European tour, 1881. Bureau 
manager: Began running courses in con- 
nection with Danbury Ch., 1877, and in 
Ashtabula, 1884. In 0. brought courses to 
near-by towns, managing 72 in 1893, when 
formed partnership with H. H. Rich, as 
Cen. Lye. Bureaii; 1902, purchased inter- 
ests of Mr. Rich, and organized A. L. U., 
a combination of ten Bureaus, of which he 
is still gen. mgr.; said to be the first mgr. 
to institute the circuit idea, using the 
same talent in a group of towns and cities. 
Lecturer: Elements of Success; Hard 
Times — Cause and Cure; Modern Graft, 
Address: 52 Vick Park, Rochester, N. Y. 

HERSHEY, Scott P., lecturer; b. Colburn, 
Ind., 1852; grad. Heidelberg Univ., O., 
1875; Ph.D., same, 1881; LL.D., Mt. Hope 
Coll., 1899; ordained in Ref. Ch., 1876; 
pastor Presbyn. Ch., Middletown, 0., 1884- 



7, Washington, 1887-94, First Presbyn. 
Ch., Boston, 1894-1905, Wooster, 0., since 
1905. Chosen, 1880, mem. World's Al- 
liance of Reformed Chs.; mem. of Phila- 
delphia Council; mem. Belfast, Ireland, 
Council, 1884, and Washington, D. C, 
Council, 1899; elected, 1901, to fill the 
Twentieth Century Lectureship on 
Preaching; is v.-p. Universal Peace Union 
of the World; pres. Am. Assn. of Minis- 
ters for the Promotion of Peace; v.-p. Am. 
Peace and Arbitration Soc. Author: The 
Roman Papacy, and The Hereafter. Lec- 
turer: The Black Octopus of the North; 
The Way Men Achieve; The Fellow on 
Top; The Days of Childhood. Began lec- 
turing about 1890, ind.; since ind. 
Addresii: Wooster, 0. 

HERWIG, Wilbur, musician; ft. Ashland, 
Pa., Mar. 28, 1875; ed. Pottsville, Pa., at 
pub. schs. and bus. coll.; ni. Oara V. 
Sands, Jan. 17, 1901, Pottsville, Pa. Mag. 
contr. Musician: Tenor with Euphonia 
Mixed Quartet, since 1905. Began Lye. 
work, 1902, as tenor soloist, with Clirl.; 
mem. Phila. Mixed Quartet, 1902; of 
Peake's Mixed Quartet, 1903. Address: 
109 Sumac St., Wissahickon, Phila., Pa. 

HIGH, Fred, entertainer; &. Westernport, 
Md.; ed. Westernport pub. schs., Waynes- 
burg Coll. (B.Sc, 1898); King's Sc'h. of 
Ory., Pittsburg, Pa.; m. Nora Mae Sum- 
mersgill, Waynesburg, 190,'^. Learned 
machinist's trade. Piedmont, W. Va., in 
B. & O. shops; worked in Armor Plate 
Mill, Homestead, Pa., helping to make the 
battleships Iowa, Kentucky, Kearsarge, 
Russia. Reader, monolofjist, ventriloquist: 
dramatic and humorous recitations and 
mimicry. 1897, was agt. for Red.; agt. 
for Bry., in Md., W. Va., Pa., eight yrs.; 
1901, helped to organize Lib. Bureau, 
Homestead, Pa. Began Lye. work, 1890, 
ind.; since listed with Mid., Mut., Bry., 
Cen., Lib., Internat. Address: Waynes- 
burg, Pa. 

HIGLEY, Elmer Ellsworth, lecturer; &. Wil- 
liams Co., 0., July 6, 1868; ed. Allegheny 
Coll., N. Y., Univ. (A.B.); Drew Theol. 
Sem. (B.D.). Reed. Ph.D. from Taylor 
Univ.; m. Alice C. Dowler, Centerville, 
Pa., 1892. Author: A Christmas Cantata; 
The Interrupted Program, Tul-Mer.; The 
Regeneration of Rathburn; several popu- 
lar and religious songs. Lecturer: Git, 
Grit and Gumption; Jack, the Giant 
Killer; The Search for Self; The Wander- 
ing Jew. Began work, 1900, N. Y., under 
Emp.; since listed Avith Emp. and Mut. 
Address: 212 Greeves St., Kane, Pa. 

HILL, Harry Granison, lecturer; &. Union 
City, Ind., Sept. 15, 1874; ed. Bethany 
Coll., W. Va. (A.B., 1897, and A.M., 
190.3) ; Chicago Univ.; m. Katherine Ral.q- 
ton, W. Alexander, Pa., June 21, 1897. 
Pastor in Hebron, Ind., 1897-99; of Fer- 
gus St. Ch., Cincinnati, 0., 1899-1902; 
and of First Christian Ch., Omaha, Neb., 
1902-3. Nat. Field Sec. of Am. Christian 
Edn. Soc, 1903-6. Pres. Neb. Anti- 
Saloon League, 1903-4. Lecturer: One- 
sided People; The Wandering Jew; Reign 
of the Plutocrat; Unused Power; The Or- 
dinary Man; How Do You Do? Began 
work as reader with Coll. quartette; first 
lectured in 1902; since listed with Red. 
Address: 52 Irvington Ave., Indianapolis, 

HILLIS, Newell D wight, lecturer; &. Mag- 
nolia, la., Sept. 2, 1858; ed. la. Academy, 
Lake Forest Univ. (A.M.) and McCor- 
mick Sem. (D.D. from Northwestern 
Univ.; L.H.D., Adelbert Coll.); m. Annie 
Louise Patrick, Chicago, III., Apr. 14, 
1887. Entered Presbn. ministry; was 
pastor Peoria, 111., 1887-90, at Evanston, 
111., 1890-4; at Central Ch., Chicago, 111., 
1894-9; pastor Plymouth Ch., Brooklyn, 
since 1899. Author: The Investment of 
Influence; A Man's Value to Society; How 
the Inner Light Failed; Foretokens of 
Immortality; Great Books as Life Teach- 
ers; Influence of Christ in Modern Life; 
Quest of Happiness, 1902, Mac; Success 
Through Self -Help. 1903; Building a 
Working Faith, 1903; The Quest of .Tohn 
Chapman, 1904; The Fortune of the Re- 
public, 1906. Lecturer: John Ruskin; Oli- 
ver Cromwell, and others. Began Lye 
work, about 1896, in Cliicago, booked by 
Red.; since with Red. and ind. Address: 
31 Grace Coiut, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

HINCKLE, Luther C, lecturer; &. HI., 1871; 
ed. Weslcyan Univ., Bloomington, 111. 
(B.L.) and State Normal Univ., Normal, 
111. Lecturer: George Washington, It's 
Up to You, The Fairyland of Wonders, 
and also on fraternal subjects. Began 
Lye work, 1901, ind.; since ind. Address: 
400 Y. M. C. A. Bldg., Peoria, 111. 

HINDLEY, George, lecturer; b. Ontario, 
Can., 1852; ed. Oberlin, O. (B.D.); 
(D.D. and LL.D.) ; was prin. for ten yrs. 
of Weeping Water, Neb., Acad.; then 
Pres. Ridgeville Coll., Ind.; traveled in 
Europe, 1879-80; m. Stella M. Pearl, 
Avoea, la., 1880; has been journalist and 
editor for m.any yrs.; writer of short 
stories. Lecturer: Popular lectures; Will 



it Take?; Say; Who's Boss; Use and 
Abuse of Humor; Literary lectures; For- 
matives of Literature; Colonial Litera- 
ture; A Coterie of Transcendentalists; 
Novels and Novel Reading; The Humorous 
in Literature. Has given 2,600 lectures. 
First lectured, ind.; with a Bur., 1880; 
since listed vrith Ceu., Chi., Col., Internat., 
and Win. Address: Elk River, Minn. 

HIRSCH, Emil G., lecturer; b. Luxemburg, 
Germany, May 22, 1852; academic edn., 
Germany; grad. Univ. of Pa., 1872 (A.M., 
1875) ; student Univs. of Berlin and Leip- 
zig, 1872-6; alumnus of High Sch. for 
Jewish Science, Berlin, 1872-6; rabbi, 
1877 (LL.D.„ Austin Coll., HI., 1896; 
L.H.D., Western Univ. of Pa., 1900; D.D., 
Hebrew Union Coll., Cincinnati, 1901). 
Minister of Har Sinai Congregation, Bal- 
timore, 1877; Ardath-Israel, Louisville, 
Ky., 1878; Sinai Congregation, Cliicago, 
since 1880. Prof, rabbinical literature 
and philosophy, Univ. of Chicago, since 
1892. Ed. Zeit-geist, Milwaukee, 1880-7; 
Reformer, N. Y., 1886, now of the Reform 
Advocate, Chicago. Ed. Biblical Dept. 
Jewish Ency. Author of various mono- 
graphs on Biblical and religious subjects. 
Lecturer: Facts and Fiction About the 
Jews; The Civilization of the Semites; 
Mohammed and the Islam; The Bible as 
Ancient Hebrew Literature; One Hour 
with the Masters of the Talmud; John 
Ruskin, a Modern Prophet. Listed with 
Red. since 1899; has given many patriotic 
addresses. Address: 3612 Grand Blvd., 
Chicago, 111. 

HITE, Gertrude Monroe, violinist; grad. in 
violin, at Chicago Musical Coll.; studied 
two _ yrs. Avith Max Bendix; finished 
studies in Paris, France, with Monsieur 
Guillaume Remy; m. Cliarles Jackson 
Hite, Qiicago, 111., Mar. 6, 1906. Has 
traveled through U. S., British Columbia, 
Mexico, France, England. Musician: Vio- 
linist; began work, 1899, with Alba Hey- 
wood Co.; since listed with Mid., Chi., 
Cen., SI. Now Musical Director, mgr., and 
violinist, Madrigal Lady Entertainers. 
Address: 6038 Monroe Ave., Chicago, 111. 

HOBBS, Hattie F., musician; 6. Murfrees- 
boro, Tenn., 1876; ed. Nashville, Tenn.; 
m. George W. Hobbs, Cliicago, 111., 1896. 
Musician: accompanist for Williams' 
Original Dixie Jubilee Singers since 1903; 
ind., 1898-1900; with Ferguson's Dixie 
Jubilee Singers, 1901. Has been listed 
with Mut., Red., Col. Began Lye. work, 
1898, mem. Lyric Swan Ladies' Quar- 

tette. Address: 3731 Dearborn St., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

HOBSON, Richmond Pearson, lecturer; b. 
Greensboro, Ala., Aug. 17, 1870; ed. pvt. 
schs., 1878-82; Southern Univ., 1882-5; 
grad. U. S. Naval Acad., 1889, and of 
Ecole d'Application du Genie Maritime, 
Paris, 1893. With U. S. Navy, until 1903. 
Organized and conducted post-grad, course 
for officers destined for construction corps, 
at U. S. Naval Acad., 1897-8. Served aa 
constructor with fleet on flagship New 
York. Comd. collier Merrimac and sunk 
her in Santiago harbor. Prisoner in 
Spanish fortress, June 3 to July 6, 1898. 
Insp. of Spanish wrecks; saved Teresa; on 
duty in far East, 1899-1900; directed re- 
construction at Hong Kong of three 
Spanish gunboats; in charge construction 
dept., Cavite, P. I.; Spl. rep. Navy Dept. 
Pan. -Am. Expn., 1901; Charleston Expn., 
1901-2. Resigned from U. S. Naw, Feb. 
6, 1903; m. Grizelda Houston Hull, tuxedo 
Park, N. Y., May 25, 1905. Dem. nomi- 
nee for Congress from 6th Cong. Dist., 
Ala., 1906. Author: Situation and Out- 
look in Europe, 1894; The Disappearing 
Gun Afloat, 1896; The Use of Aluminum 
in Marine Construction, all pub. by U. S. 
Naval Inst.; Sinking of the Merrimac, 
1899. Cent.; America Must be Mistress of 
the Seas, 1902; Why America Should Hold 
Naval Supremacy, 1903. Lecturer: The 
U. S. Navy; America as a World Power 
and Peacemaker; Problems of Our Day 
and Generation; Patriotism in Peace; 
America, the Bulwark of Liberty and the 
Hope of Peace. Began lecturing, 1901, 
with Dav. and Pnd.; since listed with 
Dav., Pnd., Inter., Ant., N. Dix., Alk., 
Red., SI., A. L. U. Address: Greensboro, 
Ala., or The Connecticut, Washington, 
D. C. 

HOGAN, Edith Arnold (Mrs.), reader and 
monologist: misc.; also gives Grecian Art 
Poses. Began work before 1900. Ad- 
dress: 68 Michigan St., Valparaiso, Ind. 

HOLCOMB, Walt, lecturer; 6. Winston- 
Salem, N. C, July 29, 1876; ed. Ran- 
dolph-Macon Coll., Ashland, Va., and 
Cumberland Univ., of Lebanon, Tenn. ; has 
traveled through U. S., and, 1903, in 
Southern Europe and Palestine; licensed 
to preach, 1896; was pastor First Meth. 
Episc. Ch., So., Memphis, Tenn.; has done 
evangelistic work throughout South and 
Southwest; co-worker of Sam P. Jones. 
Lecturer: What's Your Purpose; They 
Are Off; Commoner and Aristocrat. Be- 



gan Lye. work, 1904, ind.; since ind. and 
listed with SI. Address: Nashville, Tenn. 
HOLCOMBE, Chester, lecturer; ft. Winfield, 
N. Y., Oct. 16, 1844; grad. Union Coll., 
1861 (A.M.). Interpreter and Sec. U. S. 
Legation, Peking, China, 1871-85; acting 
minister, 1875-6, 1881-2; niem. commn. 
for negotiating new treaties with China, 
1880; assisted in negotiating treaty with 
Corea, 1882; in 1896, at request of Chi- 
nese authorities, prepared in detail, in 
Cliinese and in English, documents for 
govt, loan, of $100,000,000; also developed 
in both languages detailed plans for con- 
struction of about 3,000 miles of double- 
track ry., and a scheme for establishing 
schs. for instruction of Chinese in ry. con- 
struction and mgemt. Author (in Chi- 
nese) : Mental Arithmetic, 1873; Life of 
Christ, 1875; Translation of Declaration 
of Independence in English; The Practi- 
cal Effect of Confucianism Upon the Chi- 
nese Nation, 1882; Travels in Western 
China, 1875; The Real Chinaman, 1895, 
D. M. Co.; The Real Chinese Question, 
1901, D. M. Co. Mag. contr. on Chinese 
subjects. Lecturer: Korea, the Football 
of the Far East ; The Fight for Life in the 
Far East; The Bear vs. the Dragon; The 
Real Chinaman; Chinese Language and 
Literature; Chinese Religions and Super- 
stitions ; and others on matters in the Far 
East. Began lecturing about 1900; was 
Lowell Inst, lecturer, Boston, 1902; listed 
with A. L. U. Address: Newark, Wayne 
Co., N. Y. 

HOLMES, E. Burton, lecturer; 6. Chicago, 
111., Jan. 8, 1870; cd. Allen Acad, and 
Harvard Sch., Chicago; has traveled in 
Japan, Algeria, Tunis, Morocco ( expdn. to 
Fez), Corsica, Greece, Thessaly, and all 
continental countries of Europe, Hawaiian 
Islands, Yellowstone Park, Grand Canon 
of the Colorado River, Philippine Islands, 
China, Russia, Siberia, Korea, Alaska, 
Great Britain and Ireland. Author: The 
Burton Holmes Lectures (10 volumes), 
McC. Lecturer: 47 different Travelogues; 
Recent subjects. Port Arthur; The Tyro- 
lean Alps; Switzerland; Vesuvius; Cairo; 
The Nile. Gave first lecture, Chicago, 
1893, ind.; since ind. and under mgemt. 
Louis Francis Brown. Address: Orchestra 
Bldg., Chicago, 111. 

HOLMES, John Andrew, lecturer; 6. 
Fayette, la., Aug. 23, 1874; ed. Upper la. 
Univ. (B.S., 1895); Northwestern Univ.; 
Yale Univ.; Andover Sem. (B.D., 1900); 
m. Bertha Mitchell, Fayette, la., June 22, 

1898; founder and Pres. Central la. Chau. 
Assn.; now pastor West Side Cong. Ch., 
Pasadena, Calif. Mag. contr. Lecturer: 
Among the Monarchs; The Abuse of 
Public Speech; The Worship of Things; 
The Cultured Life. Began in la., 1896, 
ind.; since listed with Win., Mid., B. and 
v., and SI. Chau. lecturer principally. 
Address: 646 St. John Ave., Pasadena, 

HOLTON, Kittie Middlebrook, reader; 6. 
Trumbull, Conn.; ed. Bridgeport, Conn., 
High Sch. and Training Sch. and Martyn 
Coll., Washington, D. C; has won two 
medals in elocutionary contests; m. 
J. Herbert Holton, Greenfield Hill, Conn., 
June, 1893; taught in Bridgeport pub. 
schs. Reader: of misc. selections. Has 
been director Danbury Sch. of Eloc. and 
Ory. since 1894; reader and instr. at 
Conn. Chau. Assy., 1904, 1905, 1906. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1894, ind.; since ind. 
Address: Danbury Sch. of Elocution and 
Oratory, Danbury, Conn. 

HOLTZ, Earl Douglas, lecturer; minister 
since 1881; was presiding elder, Canton, 
O., 6 yrs.; trav. in Europe and Palestine. 
Lecturer: Grip, Grit and Gumption; The 
Measure of a Man; A Yankee in the Land 
of the Pharaohs; The Measure of Amer- 
ica; Journeys in Jerusalem; The Other 
Better Half; and others. Does much 
Chau. work, as organizer, mgr., lecturer 
and in class work ; also makes specialty of 
Y. M. C. A. and Institute addresses. Be- 
gan Lye. work, about 1896; since listed 
with SI., B. & S., Brt. and Mid. Address: 
7216 McPherson Ave., Pittsburg, Pa. 

HOPKINS, Frederic Eli (Rev.), lecturer; 6. 
N. Y. Cy.; ed. N. Y. Cy., Lafayette Coll. 
(A.M.) and Tabor Coll. (D.D.); m. Sadie 
L. Slade, Fall River, Mass., July 7, 1880. 
Lecturer: The Golden Fleece; Doors and 
Keys; A Cranky Hero; Wendell Phillips; 
The Young People's Age; Napoleon; An 
Evening with Modern Poets and Novel- 
ists; It's Up to You; The Bible. Began 
Lye. work, Des Moines, la., listed with 
Strd.; since with Cen. and Red. Address: 
6350 Harvard Ave., Chicago, 111. 

HOUSTON, Frederick H. (Capt. Houston), 
lecturer; ft. Boston, Mass., Mar. 10, 1857; 
ed. Boston pub. schs. and Harvard. Was 
Captain in Vols, of Am. Lecturer: on 
Bible characters. Began Lye. work, 1893, 
ind.; since booked for a time by Vols, of 
Am.; now ind. Address: 4440 Calumet 
Ave., Chicago, 111. 

110 wmrs wint i\' tun lyvkvm. 

HOUSTON, VVillijini T. ('I'lit^ Lidlo (J.>rmiiu Nalioii; Diviin* Soivico iit tlio I'oIIm; 'I'Iio 

Itimd), i-nlrrliiiiiri' iititl imiMiciiiii ; b. ('in (ircaloHl ( 'i( y In 1 Im Winld; 'I'lir I'lolihun 

riiiimli, ().; i-.l, ( 'iiiciniinl i, (). ; III. Olivo .i|' ('iImic; ('liriid U Kiii^-; 'I'lio ShIuou 

l,iuk\vi)inl I'liKi'iiKHi. Cliitui^.o, May V, MiimI Din; W'il Ii I Ik^ Kiiiii Simp (idim; TUo 

UKKJ. lUilfiidliicr: j^ivon miiMit'til lin|ii>r (IiohIi-mI l.iviiif.'; Man ; 'I'lin lilni'oict-mciil. of 

(toiuiliciiw and Iniitul Ihiim, and nilHc. n<ad Hut Law; 'I'lif Son- S|i(i(m nf llir Nation; 

ln>,'H. Ilo^'aii l<,V(\ woik, IS1»1>, as cnli'i' 'I'ho (Jrt'al(*H| 'I'liin;^' In I lio World. Ili>;^an 

talnnr vvilh \V«'Hl(<yau (,)nai(t'llt<, willi lodlniiiif,', IHltfi, For dhrlHlian Kndoavor 

(!t<n. (now A. 1j, l'.); idncn liMtt>d willi t('tn|ii>iancti and V. M. C A, work, I'or law 

A. L. U„ Milt., Alk,, AnI. . I (/(/;•( s-.s.- XHH) cnt'oiccnu^nt., and I'or Internal. Uoforni 

Lako Av«i,, Chicago, 111. Mnr. faiiH»<! hIIII in Mamt> work. Addirsn: 

HOVKY, Ilnrrtco Carter, U^rtiiitM'; h, Uol) -•'*' !^«"NiM!.'tun Avo., RocIicMlrr, N. V. 
|{o,v, liid., Jan. '2H, IH;ia; od. (5mwl'oi(ln HOWARD, Oliver Otis, liMdiiiiw; h. IvoimIk. 
villi\ Intl.; grad. VValmHli (\dl., lKa;« m,,,, n„v. H, IHMO; giad. Uowdoin Cbll., 
(A.M.. IHJ.(l): gnid. Lani^ 'riund. St^ni., M,,., 1HM> (A.M.. A.M.. LI..1),); Wowt 
IHr.V: iinilr. Wahauli Coll.. two yra.; or- |V)ini. lHr>-l; '2nd It. in onlnanco dopt. 
dain.«d. Maduion. hid.. iW.'i.s (|).|),. \HHli) ; \l, H. A., imlil ISdl ; H.-iv«-d in Scmin.dc 
«/. Ilcl.ii I., fdairiiloy. Now llav«Mi. (Num.. nuniiaign, Kla.. IS5(17; in«lr. matlio 
Nov. IH, 18ft7; liHH liold pantoialoH in nmti.M, \\'(•^d Point. IH.STlU; olcctod col. 
NotMiatnpton. Mmkm. (ISOIHI). New Al ;{rd Mo. Voh., IHIU; ••onidr. In-iKado at 
baiiy. hid. (IHtI(lt»): IVoiia, 111. (18(11) |t,|l| K,,,,. .hilv 21, IH(ll ; lionuiio lirlj?.- 
7;i); KaiiMart City. Mo, (lH7;ift); Now f.,.n. voIh.. So'pt., IS(U; inaj. gon. vols., 
llaviMi. Conn. ( IHVH «;>) ; MinncanoliH, Nov., IHdlJ; wan in batl.lcK o'l' It'air Oaks 
Minn. (iSS.tV): Uridgi-port . Conn. (isH7 (wlicro lost right aim). Antit>tani. Kitul- 
Ul); KiiMt l'i«(Nhytt>rian (;h., Ntnvtniry oiirkHlnirg, Chanci'lloisvilK", (Jotlyslnirg, 
port, MasM,, sinro IIXl'.;. In ISiM Hlitdioil MiMMionaiy Itidgi', and ot Iut groat hat- 
gi>olo>_'ical I'catiiii':! of Soiilli(>rn hid., in (|,.m. fniniiiniidod lltli Corps and 4th 
rhidin}.' mimcioKs cavoriis; has oxplon-d (!orps; appld. duly, IKtll, conidr. .Army 
in all Monio IWO cavos and gndtoos; IH!)7, and Dopl. 'I'lMin.; niarchrd to sou with 
oxjdon'd iMountainM and cavoins ol' Kraiico Slu<rinan, coMiiiiandiiig right wing; 
and Kiissia. Mom. S. A. U.; A. A. A, S. ; coninir. |i"ro(^dmoii's Ihir., lK(iri-7-l; found- 
Nat, (ioog. Soo.; hiiornat. (h<ol. Cong.; ing llaiiiplon Inst., Howard Univ. and 
h'ollow of (Jotd. Soo. .\ni.; Sool<^t(\ do otiior institutions; poaoo (HMiinir. to 
Spoloologio, I'aiis, Kranoo. Author: Colo- Indians of Aii/. and N. Mt<\., lH7'.i; oonidr. 
In•al(^d Aniorloan Cavorns, ISH'i; (hildo- Dopt. Coliiinhia. IH7I SO; oonidr. Nex 
Uo(dv (o MaiMiiiolh ('avo (15 oditions); I't-icos oanipai^-.n. IH77. and UannooU War, 
Maininnth Cavo IIIiimI ratod, 1.8!t7; Origin 1H7H; Snpl. Wost Point, ISKO'i; <-onidr. 
and Annals of tlio h'irst Prosliy loiian siiocot sivoly <d' dopts. of Plat to. PacUlo 
Clmrrh of .Nowlmry poi t , Mass.. ISDV. and Allaiitif; hocamo iiiaj. gon., I'. S. A,, 
Conlr. lo mags, and ICiioyolopodia Urilaii ISSt!. l'"i>midor, 181)5, ami pros. bd. dira., 
nloa; inoro than ono htindiiMl artiolos in Ijintoln Memorial Univorsity, Ciinihorland 
Soiontido .\inorioHii. l,<'ctlirvr: (^aviMiis (!ap, I'cnn. (^oMxlr. Modal (d" Honor 
and (lioir Contonts; 'rrav(<ls in Amorioa, hoj^imi, ll>()-l, \'t., Comniandory Loyal 
Jhissia and l''raiioo. Mogan lootiiring, l.oi.non, ISDti 7. ( 'ommandoiir Legion (l* 
1880. ind.; 1888, with Kod.; siiioo listod llonnoiir of l*"ra.noo. Author: Doiiaid'H 
mainly with \{^'k\., and ind. AildiTss: School Days; llonry in tlio War; No/. 
N(<wliiirypoit, Mass. Porii>s .losoph, L. A' S.; LiiV of .\gonor ilo 

HOWAUn, Clinton Nornwin, lo.tnror; h. Casparin. Put.; Conoral Taylor, A pi).; 

Potlsvillo, Pa.. ,lnlv "8, I8(i8; rd. pnl.. iHal.olla of Castilo, V. A W.; Pighting for 

KohH.; III. Angio m! Kollar, Look llavoii. Ihiniaiilty; and many monographs and 

Pa., .Inlv, ISDO. Pros, and foiindor Pro- artiolos, mil. and othor. i.ntiinr: (h-aut 

hihilion" Union of (Miristian Mon; v. p. ""•' "'^ (ionorals; Paltlo of (iottyshurg; 

Nat. Tomporam-o Soo.; Inistvo hiiornat. ''''"^ Aniorioan Volnntv.'r; 'I'honias, tlio 

Uoform Unr. Was ooinm.^roial travolor 15 •^'"''^ ''"' Chickamanga ; Al.raham Un- 

vrs.; niannfaohiror of piotnro mouldings; ''•'I": <'•'"•' .<<>^*<'|'''. ""' No/. Poroo; Shor- 

iias oon.lnotod siiooossfnl law onforotMiiont '"•""''^ Mnn-U (<> thi> Soa ; Sojourn with 

oampaigns in Poohoslor, N. Y.. and othor ^V'''' '"'I"""'*; ''ho Pallior Lovo, Patrn.tio 

oili<>s: ovor -JOO Kvtiiivs in Koohostor, "'"' Christian; Tho Powor ol Small 

N. V. I.crtiirrr: A Warning Noto to tho 'rinngs. Mogan Lyo. work, al.oiit 1870; 



since listed with Pnd. and SI.; has filled 
over 1,500 engagements. Address: Bur- 
lington, Vt. 

HOWE, Julia V/ard, lecturer; 6. New York, 
Mav 27, 1819; pvt. edn.; to. Samuel 
Gridley Howe, 1843 (died 1876). With 
him she conducted the Boston Common- 
wealth (anti-slavery) before Civil War; 
after slavery question was settled became 
active in woman suffrage, prison reform, 
cause of peace, and other similar philan- 
thropic movements, etc.; is Unitarian 
preacher, and writer. Author: Passion 
Flowers; Words for the Hour; A Trip to 
Cuba; The World's Own; Battle Hymn of 
the Eepublic; From the Oak to the Olive; 
Later Lvrics; Sex and Education; Memoir 
of S. G.' Howe; Life of Margaret Fuller; 
Modern Society; Is Polite Society Polite?; 
From Sunset Ridge; Reminiscences, 189.5; 
Sketches of Representative Women of 
New England. Lecturer: before Civil 
War on slavery; since war on woman's 
suffrage, prison reform, and other reform 
movements; also Unitarian lecturer. 
Address: 241 Beacon St., Boston, or (in 
summer), Newport, R. L 

HOWE, Willard Duncan, impersonator; 6. 
Pittston, Pa., Dec. 25, 1876; ed. West 
Pittston High Sch.; Wyoming Sem., 
Kingston, Pa.; Yale Univ. (B.A., 1901); 
traveled in France and England, 1902. 
Impersonator: The Rivals; David Cop- 
perfield; David Garrick; If I Were King; 
Peaceful Valley; Christopher, Jr.; Ameri- 
can Citizen. In 1904, gave up platform 
for stage, except in summer. Began Lye. 
work, 1895, ind.; with Key., 1897. Ad- 
dress: Pittston, Pa. 

HOWELL, Augustus F., reader and enter- 
tainer; h. Clinton, Mass., May 15, 1852; 
ed. Clinton and Worcester, Mass., pub. 
schs.; TO., 1st, Camilla C. Benton, West- 
field, 1872; 2nd, Alice J. Woods, Boston, 
1884; is mem. Masons, I. O. 0. F., Royal 
Arcanum, and 8 other orders, being mem. 
6 grand and supreme lodges; mag. contr. ; 
spl. corr. for several Boston and N. Y. 
papers; played in amateur theatricals, 
1878-81; leading parts in a number of 
comic operas, 1882-5. Reader: David 
Harum; Eben Holden; Darrel of the 
Blessed Isles; Monsieur Beaucaire; The 
Humor of Everyday Life; An Evening 
with American Authors. Also gives Sun- 
day addresses for Y. M. C. A.'s, and fra- 
ternal talks for secret orders. Founded 
and managed, 1902-3, N. E. Lye. Bur. 
Began Lye. work, 1888, ind., mostly for 

his fraternal orders; in regular Lye. and 
churches since 1897, ind, visually. Does 
little work now. Address: Dorchester, 

HOWELL, Ford Young, Bureau manager; 
ft. New Florence, Mo.; ed. Washington 
Univ., St. Louis and Drake Univ., Des 
Moines la. (A.B.) ; was asst. clerk of Ho. 
of Rep. of la., 26th, 27th and 29th gen- 
eral assemblies; to. Tessie Johnson, Des 
Moines, Jan. 1, 1897. Bureau manager: 
secy. Midland Lyceum Bureau, since its 
org., June 26, 1901. Began Lye. Avork, 
1894, as mgr. Prof. E. A. Ott; was mgr. 
lecture courses Lake Mills and Forest 
City, la., 1897-9; as secy. Mid., operates 
in 35 States, west of N. Y. Cy. Address: 
354 Good Block, Des Moines, la. 

HOWERTH, Ira Woods, lecturer; 6. Mt. 
Liberty, Ind.; Harvard Coll. (A.B., 1893) ; 
and Univ. of Giicago (A.M., 1894; Ph.D., 
1898) ; Fellow of Am. Assn. for the Ad- 
vancement of Science, 1903; Asst. Prof. 
Sociology, Univ. of Chicago, since 1902; 
TO. Cora Cissna, Arrington, 111., 1881. 
Mag. contr. Lecturer: on sociological, 
economic and educational subjects. Be- 
gan, 1894, under Univ. of Chicago Exten- 
sion Dept. ; since under same auspices. 
Address: Valparaiso, Ind. 

HUBBARD, Elbert (Fra Elbertus), lec- 
turer; ft. Bloomington, 111., 1859; common 
sch. edn.; reed. A.M. from Tufts Coll. 
Editor The Philistines; propr. The Roy- 
croft Shop, devoted to making de luxe edi- 
tions of the classics. Author: No Enemy 
but Himself; Little Journeys to Homes of 
Good Men and Great; Little Journeys to 
the Homes of American Authors; Littl« 
Journeys to the Homes of Famous 
Women; Little Journeys to the Homes of 
American Statesmen; Little Journeys to 
the Homes of Eminent Painters; Ali Baba 
of East Aurora; As It Seems to Me; A 
Message to Garcia; Time and Chance; 
The Legacy; Forbes of Harvard; One 
Day; A Tale of the Prairies; Little Jour- 
neys to Homes of English Authors; Lit- 
tle Journeys to Homes of Great Musi- 
cians; Little Journeys to Homes of Emi- 
nent Artists ; Little Journeys to Homes of 
Eminent Orators; Little Journeys to 
Homes of Great Philosophers; Old John 
Burroughs ; Contemplations ; Consecrated 
Lives; The Man of Sorrows; all pub. by 
Roycrofters. Lecturer: The Royerofters; 
An Age of Common Sense. Began lectur- 
ing, 1888, ind.; since ind. and listed with 
A. L. U. and SI. Address: East Aurora, 
N. Y. 



HUDSON, Robert Paine, lecturer; 6. Horse- 
shoe Bend, White Co., Tenn.; ed. Mt. 
Pisgah, Tenn.; studied medicine, especial- 
ly the eye, in N. Y., 1892; m., in Chi- 
cago, 1890. Author: Roving Footsteps 
(poems), 1880; Songs of the Cumberlands 
(poems), 1887; Southern Lyrics (poems), 
1907, and Vamonos, or. My Travels in the 
Two Mexicos, pub. in Sports Afield Mag., 
Chicago, 1908. Lecturer: Picturesque 
Mexico, with stereopticon illustrations. 
Began Lye. work, 1884, ind. ; since ind.; 
has worked mainly in South and West. 
Has given 1,000 lectures. Address: 612 
Woodland St., Kashville, Tenn. 

HUGHES, Matthew Simpson, lecturer; 6. 
Doddridge, Va., Feb. 2, 1863; ed. Linsly 
Inst, and Univ. of W. Va.; m. Miss Har- 
riet F. Wheeler, Grinnell, la.; studied law; 
city ed. Daily State Journal, Parkersburg, 
W. Va., 2 yrs.; pastor in Independence 
Avenue Meth. Episc. Ch., Kansas City, 
Mo., since 1898. Author: The Higher Rit- 
ualism, J. & G. Lecturer: The Fine Art 
of Living; The American Pessimist; The 
Point of View; The Evolution of Woman; 
The Dimensions of Life; Jesus the Re- 
former. Began lecturing, 1898, with Cen.; 
since listed with Cen. and Red. Address: 
Kansas City, Mo. 

HUGHSON, Herbert Wright, Bureau repre- 
sentative; b. Port Byron, N. Y., Jan. 15, 
1863; grad. Titusville, Pa., High Sch., 
1882. Bureau representative: Managed 
courses in Titusville and Warren, Pa., 
1892-3; advance rep. Balmer's Kaffir Boy 
Choir, 1893-4; rep. of Cen., 1893-7; 1897, 
asst. mgr. Boston Star Courses; special 
agt. for Red., 1897-8; advance agt. with 
Br., since 1898, working in Pa., N. J., Del., 
Md., N. Y. Address: Windsor Hotel, 
Philadelphk, Pa. 

HULLEY, Lincoln, lecturer; reed. A.B., 
Bucknell, A.M., Harvard, Ph.D., Univ. of 
Chicago, in Semitic languages; was 14 yrs. 
prof, history Bucknell cSll.; now pres. 
Stetson Univ., Deland, Fla. Author: 
Studies in the Book of Psalms, 1906, 
Revell. Lecturer: on Biblical subjects. 
Lecture-recitals: on Burns, Browning, etc. 
Address: Stetson Univ., Deland, Fla. 

HURLBUT, Jesse Lyman, lecturer; b. N. Y., 
Feb. 15, 1843; grad. Wesleyan Sem., 
Conn., 1864 (A.M., 1867; D.D., Syracuse, 
1880); m. Mary M. Chase, 1867. Pastor 
Meth. Episc. chs., 1865-79; agt, S. S. 
Union, Meth. Episc. Ch., 1879-84; asst. ed, 
S. S. Literature, 1884-8; ed. Sunday 
School Literature and sec. S. S. Union and 

Tract Soc, 1888-1900; pastor Morristown, 
N. J., 1901-4; S. Orange, N. J., 1904-5; 
Bloomfield, N. J., 1906. Author: Outline 
Normal Lessons; Studies in the Four Gos- 
pels; Studies in Old Testament History; 
Revised Normal Lessons; Manual of Bib- 
lical Geography; Our Church; Hurlbut'g 
Story of the Bible. Gen. Supt. C. L. S. C. 
Conducts Bible Study at Chaus, Address: 
Bloomfield, N. J. 

HUTCHINSON, M. C. (Miss), reader; b, 
DeWitt, Ark., Sept. 13, 1880; ed. Na- 
tional Normal Univ., Lebanon, O. 
(B. Eng., B. Eloc, B. Ory., M. Ory.); 
King's Sch. of Ory., Pittsburg, Pa,; 
Columbia Coll. of Expression, Chicago; 
University of Chicago. Was prin. dept, 
Ory., Aiistin Coll., Effingham, 111.; now 
teacher of Expression in the Marion, Ind,, 
Normal Coll. Reader: misc.; from 
Shakespeare, Browning, Tennyson, Poe, 
Riley, Kipling, Aldrich, Wiggins, Page, 
and others. Began Lye. work 1900, in 
0. Address: Stuttgart, Ark, 

HUTH, Clarence F., lecturer; b. Pa., 1862; 
ed. pub. schs. and priv. acad.; rn., 1890; 
State pres. of Pa., and Nat. pres. P. O. 
S. A. and comdr.-general of C. G. of P. O, 
S. A., 1891-6. Lecturer: patriotic, his- 
torical and American subjects. Began 
Lye. work, 1888, ind.; since ind. and listed 
with Amen. Home: Shamokin, Pa. Office: 
524 N. 6th St., Phila., Pa. 


INGERSOLL, Ernest, lecturer; &. Monroe, 
Mich., Mar. 13, 1852; ed. Oberlin Coll. and 
Harvard Mus. of Comparative Zoology; 
was naturalist with Hay den survey of Far 
West, 1874; mem. U. S. Fish Commn., 
1879-81; corr. N. Y. Tribune, 1875, and on 
editorial staff, 1875-7; nat. history ed. 
Forest and Stream; was ed. Canadian 
Pacific Ry. publications for some time; 
was lecturer on zoology, Univ. of Chicago; 
was on staff of Standard Dictionary; then 
in charge of Rand, McNallji- & Co.'s guide- 
books; has trav. and explored all West, 
especially British Columbia. Auflwr: 
Friends Worth Knowing, 1901; Country 
Cousins; Knocking 'Round the Rockies; 
Ice Queen; Nature's Calendar, 1900; Wild 
Life of Orchard and Field, 1902, all pub, 
by Harp.; Crest of the Continent; Canad- 
ian Guide-Book, Part 2, App.; Down East 
Latch Strings, 1885; The Book of the 
Ocean. 1898, Cent.; Silver Caves, D. M. 
Co.; Island in the Air, 1905, Mac; Life of 
Animals: Mammals, 1906, Mac; Wit of 



the Wild, 1906, D. M. Co.j Eight Secrets, 
1906, Mac. Lecturer: on scientific subjects, 
especially natural history. Began Lye. 
work, 1876, iud.; since ind. Address: 
Authors Club, New York, N. Y. 
lYENAGA, Toyokichi, lecturer: Struggles 
and Problems of the Far East (course of 
six ) ; Japan ( course of sLx ) ; is polit. 
science lecturer for Ch. Univ. Ex. Address: 
University of Chicago, Chicago, 111. 

JACKSON, Alexander, lecturer; &. Glasgow, 
Scotland, Feb. 15, 1845; ed. Anderson's 
Univ., Glasgow; Glasgow Univ.; Edin- 
burgh Univ.; United Presbyterian Divin- 
ity Hall, Edinburgh; Auburn, N. Y., 
Theol. Sem.; Wooster, 0. (post-grad., 
reed. A.M. and Ph.D. ) ; m. Agnes Arm- 
strong, To^vnhead, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, 
Sept. 10, 1872; has crossed Atlantic 17 
times; ordained minister by Presbytery 
of North River, 1876; pastor Amenia, 
K Y., Presn. Ch., 1876-9; Warren, O., 
1879-84; Pittsburg, Pa., 1884-8; Knox 
Presn. Ch., Gait, Ontario, 1888-97; was 
pres. Ontario pub. and High Sch. Trustees 
Assn.; mem. of Ontario Educational Assn. 
Executive. Is Secy. Cleveland Sunday 
Union, corr. see. and mgr. International 
Federation of Sunday Rest Assn. of Am., 
and corr. sec. of 0. State Sabbath Assn.; 
was mem. Com. of Management of Inter- 
national Sunday Rest Congress, St. Louis, 
Mo., 1904. Autiior: Sunday Rest in the 
Twentieth Century, 1905; International 
Federation of Sunday Rest Associations 
of America; Some Current Questions, 
1895; A Declaration of Principles, 1903; 
Ohio Sunday Statutes, 1903; Sunday 
Railroad Excvirsions, 1904; The American 
Sabbath, 1905; The Christian Sabbath 
Principle, 1906. Lecturer: The American 
Sabbath; Fires and Firemen; Science and 
Sound; The Greatest Subject of the Chris- 
tian Centuries; also lectures on his 
travels. Began Lye. work, 1878, Amenia, 
N. Y., ind.; ind. until 1897; since lectured 
in behalf of Cleveland Sunday Union, In- 
ternational Federation of Sunday Rest 
Assns. of Am., and O. State Sabbath 
Assn.; also listed with Acme and Lab. 
since 1905. Has given over 2.500 lec- 
tures. Address: 1217 Schofield Bldg., 
Cleveland, 0. 

JACKSON, Ion, tenor; has done oratorio 
work; soloist with several orchestras and 
clubs; was mem. N. Y. Grand Concert Co.; 
now mem. Ion Jackson Concert Co. Ad- 
dress: Carnegie Hall, N. Y. Cy. 

JACKSON, Leonora (Miss), violinist: made 
Berlin debut with Philharmonic Orchestra, 
1896; toured Germany, 1896-7; awarded 
Mendelssohn State Prize by German Govt., 
1897; London debut, 1898; toured Great 
Britain, 1898; toured Germany, 1899; 
Paris debut, Apr., 1899; played before 
Queen Victoria, July 17, 1899; toured 
England, Germany and Switzerland, 1899; 
toured U. S., 1900-2; in Europe, 1902-5; 
toured England and Germany, 1904-5; 
with Concert Co., SI., in U. S., 1905-6. 
Address: Care Slayton Bureau, Steinway 
Hall, Chicago, 111., or 161 Prospect Park, 
W., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

JAYNE, John Anderson, lecturer; pastor 
Observatory Hill Christian Ch., Alle- 
gheny, Pa., since 1897; has published an 
ill. sermon in Pittsburg Press, weekly, 
since 1903. Lecturer: Fly Wheel of So- 
ciety ; Hail Columbia, or The Story of Old 
Glory; Animated Interrogation Points 
(all ill.). Address: 2246 Wilson Ave., 
Allegheny, Pa. 

JEMISON, Meta Kafer, reader; &. Eliza- 
beth, N. J., Dec. 23, 1886; ed. pub. sehs., 
Dumont, N. J., and Comstock Sch., N. Y. 
Cy.; studied eloc. with Miss Marion Short, 
N. Y. Cy. Reader: Misc. Began Lye. 
work, 1897, in Bayonne, N. J., ind.; since 
listed with Lab. and St., and ind, 
Add)-ess: Dumont, N. J. 

JENKENS, Millard Adolphus, lecturer; 6. 
Asheville, N. C, Sept. 17, 1872; ed. Sand 
Hill Acad., Judson Coll., Wake Forest 
Coll.; m. Marietta Sales, Fletcher's, N. C, 
Dec. 30, 1896. Has traveled through 
Europe and U. S. Ed. Western N. C. Bap- 
tist, 1893-5; pastor Ch. of Mercer Univ., 
Macon, Ga., 1895-8; East Side Ch., Macon, 
1899-1901; First Bapt. Ch., Dublin, Ga., 
since 1901. AntJior: The Archangel of 
Death, Bur., 1901. Lecturer: Smiles and 
Wrinkles; Up Fool Hill; Building a 
Home; The Dreamers. Began work, in 
Ga., 1904, with Lib.; since with Lib. 
and ind. Address: Dublin, Ga. 

JOHN, John P. D., lecturer; &. Brookville, 
Ind., Nov. 25, 1843; ed. Brookville Coll., 
McKendree Coll., 111. (A.M., 1868); De 
Pauw Univ. (D.D., 1882); and Paris; 
reed. LL.D. from Lawrence Univ., 1895; 
in. Orra Poundstone, Rushville, Ind., June 
24, 1869. Prof. Math., v.-p., Pres., Brook- 
ville Coll., 1863-72; Prof. Math., v.-p., 
Pres., Moore's Hill Coll., 1872-82; Prof. 
Math., v.-p., Pres., De Pauw Univ., 1882- 
95. Was 1st pres. Ind. Acad, of Science 
and pres. Ind. Coll. Assn.; clergyman 



Meth. Epiac. Ch. Author: educational, 
scientific, religious pamphlets. Lecturer: 
Did Man Make God or Did God Make 
Man?; The Worth of a Man; The Omnipo- 
tence of a Conviction; Seeing Without 
Eyes; The Three L's of the New Era, or 
The Hope of the Under Man; The Land of 
the Yukon; and others. Has filled over 
1,600 engagements. Began lecturing, 
1880, ind. ; under personal mgemt. 
Frank Caldwell, 1895-1900; also listed 
with Red., SI., Br., Sn., Mut., Ch., C, Co., 
Col., N. Dix., Inter. Address: Greencastle, 
JOHNSON, Dana C, lecturer; 6. Elmira, 
N. Y., Mar. 29, 1873; ed. Dixon Coll., 
Dixon, 111. (B.S., 1892); Wittenberg Coll. 
(B.A., 1896); M.A., 1900); Hamma Di- 
vinity Sch. (grad., 1901). Prof. Greek 
and Hist., Highland Park Coll., Des 
Moines, la., 1896-9; now pastor Walnut 
Hills Lutheran Ch., Cincinnati, 0.; m. 
Helen H. Anderson, Monmouth, 111., Dec. 
31, 1901. Lecturer: The American Citi- 
zen; The Real Thomas Jefferson; Joan of 
Arc. Managed coll. lecture courses, Dixon, 
111., and Des Moines, la. Began Lye. work, 
1898, at teachers' convs.; then at la. 
Chau. Assemblies and lecture courses; 
ind.; 1899, listed with Cen.; since listed 
with Cen. and Red. Address: Walnut 
Hills, Cincinnati, O. 
Died: November 13th, 1906, Cincinnati, O. 

JOHNSON, George L., musician; h. Coal 
Creek, Tenn., 1875; ed. Knoxville Coll., 
Knoxville, Tenn.; mem. Coll. Glee Club, 
1900-1. Musician: first tenor with Wil- 
liams' Original Dixie Jubilee Singers since 
1903; has been under mgemt. Col., Mut. 
and Red.; began Lye. work, 1903, Chi- 
cago, with Col. Address: Coal Creek, 

JOHNSON, John Henry, musician; b. Coal 
Creek, Tenn., 1873; ed. Knoxville Coll., 
Knoxville, Tenn.; was mem. Coll. Glee 
Club, 1891-5. Musician: baritone and 
musical director Williams' Original Dixie 
Jubilee Singers since 1903. Began Lye. 
-work, 1901, with Ch. as mem. Ferguson's 
Dixie Jubilee Singers; since listed with 
Red., Mut. and Col. Address: Coal Creek, 

JOHNSTON, Robert E,, mgr. and importer 
of great artists; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., June 
15, 1867; grad. Brooklyn Bus. Coll.; haa 
traveled extensively; m. Adele Simpson, 
Ottawa, 111., July, 1888. Began Lye. work 
as mgr., Ovide Musin, under SI.; since haa 
jmanaged on Lye. platform, Ysaye, Sauer, 

Gerardy, Sembrich, Plancon, Seidl, Thom- 
son, Sauret, D'Albert, Hubermann, De 
Reszke, Nordica, Pugno, Marteau, Rivarde, 
Scotti, Slivinski, Carreno, Damotta, Tre- 
belli, Duss. Residence: 315 W. 79th St.; 
Office: 623 St. James Bldg., N. Y. Cy. 

JOHNSTONE, Dorothy, harpiste; studied ia 
Europe and U. S.; made three years' tour 
of U. S.; now does mainly local work and 
teaching, Phila. Address: 1426 Arch St., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

JOLLY, Franklin Pierce, lecturer; b. Milton, 
la., July 2, 1872; ed. Kansas State Nor- 
mal Sch., Emporia, Northwestern Univ., 
Evanston, 111., and Lake Forest Univ., 
Lake Forest, 111.; m. Josie Fancher, Ster- 
ling, Kan., Oct. 19, 1900. Was pastor 
First Presbn. Ch., Great Bend, Kan. 
Lecturer: Jolly Side of Life; Jolly Good 
Luck; Jolly People. Began Lye. work, 
1902, ind.; 'then, 1902, under Cnl.; since 
with Cnl. and Red.; now booked by sec- 
retary. Address: 108 W. Washington 
St., Joliet, 111. 

JONES, Alvin H., musician; b. Milroy, Ind.; 
ed. Val])araifto, Ind.; m. Nellie Franklin, 
Richmond, Ind., May, 1904. Musician: 
Second tenor with Lyric Glee Club since 
1904, listed with SI. Address: Valparaiso, 

JONES, Elijah Brown, lecturer; b. Jay, 
N. Y., Mar. 22, 1852; ed. Colgate Univ., 
Hamilton, N. Y. (A.B., 1897; D.D., Defi- 
ance Coll., 0., 1898) ; m. Emma E. Bjork- 
man, Brooklyn, N. Y., Apr. 19, 1881; is 
now pastor 1st Bapt. Ch., Marshalltown, 
la. Lecturer: A Political Tragedj'; The 
American Volunteer; Light and Shade; 
LTncle Sam, and Other Folks; The Women 
of George Eliot. Began Lye. work, 1897, 
ind.; since listed with Ch.; now ind. Has 
been platform supt. at Chaus. since 1903. 
Address: Marshalltown, la. 

JONES, Jenkin Lloyd, lecturer; b. Cardi- 
ganshire, South Wales, Nov. 14, 1843; 
parents moved to Wis. during his infancy; 
ed. Wis. and Meadville Theol. Sem., Pa. 
(grad., 1870); pvt. 6th Wis. battery, 3 
yrs., during Civil War; 9 yrs. pastor All 
Souls' Ch., Janesville, Wis.; was sec. 
Western Unitarian Conf. for 9 yrs.; org. 
and was first sec. Western Unitarian S. S. 
Soc. ; in 1878, with others, established 
Unity, a weekly paper, now organ of the 
Congress of Religions; its ed. since 1879; 
org. and since 1882 pastor of All Souls' 
Ch., Chicago; Founder and Head Resident 
of the Abraham Lincoln Centre; sec. 
World's Parliament of Religions, 1892-3; 



in 1894, instrumental in oif,'anizing Con- 
gress of Relifi'ions (^,en. see. for 12 yrs.) ; 
Ist pres. 111. State Conf. of Charities; pres. 
Tower Hill Summer Sch. of Literature and 
Religion; founder and Ist pres. Chicago 
Browning Soc.; m. Susan Barber, Mead- 
ville, Pa., 1870. Author: The Faith That 
Makes Faithful (with W. C. Gannett), 
1884; Practical Piety, 18!J0; Word of the 
Spirit, 1897; Nuggets from a Welsh 
Mine, 1902, all pub. by Unity; Jess; Bits 
of Wayside Gospel (2 series), 1899 and 
1901, Mac.; A Search for an Infidel. 
Lecturer: on literary, sociological and re- 
ligious subjects; is lecturer in English for 
Ch. Univ. Ex. Has given over 1,500 lec- 
tures. Began Lye. work, about 1876, ind.; 
now listed with Win. Addrefis: Abraham 
Lincoln Centre, Chicago, 111. 

JONES, Samuel Porter (Sam Jones), lec- 
turer; 1). Chambers Co., Ala., Oct. 16, 
1847; removed to Cartersville, Ga., 1859; 
admitted to Ga. bar, 1869; broke down in 
health from nervous dyspepsia, began to 
drink, and soon ended his career as a law- 
yer. Professed religion, 1872, became a 
clergyman of Meth. Episc. Ch., South, 
same yr.; pastor various charges. North 
Ga. Conf., 8 yrs.; then agt. North Ga. Or- 
phanage, 12 yrs.; devoted much time to 
evangelistic work over the country, since 
1872; has held revival meetings in near- 
ly all cities of U. S. Author: Sermons 
and Sayings; Music Hall Sayings; Quit 
Your Meanness; St. Louis Series; Sam 
Jones' Own Book; Thunderbolts. Lec- 
turer: Grit and Gumption; Quit Your 
Meanness; Money and Morals; How to 
Git There and Stay ITiere; and many ser- 
mons. Began Chau. lecturing, about 
1898; since listed with SI. and other Burs. 
Address: Cartersville, Ga. 
Died: near Oklahoma City, Okla., Oct. 15, 

JONES, S. Piatt, entertainer; h. N. Y. Cy., 
Dec. 3, 1868; ed. Boston, Mass.; m. M. 
Louise Whedon, Syracuse, N. Y., June 28, 
1904: was clerk for N. Y. Sec. of State. 
Entertainer : Impersonator and monologist, 
giving miac. character sketches. Listed 
with Emp. since 1902; mem. Empire En- 
tertainment Co., 1902-3; mem. S. Piatt 
Jones Co. since 1904; listed with Mut., 
Emp., Ant. Began Lye. work, 1898, ind. 
Address: 417 Midland Ave., Syracuse, 
N. Y. 

JORDAN, Burnett, lecturer and interpreter; 
&. Pomeroy, 0., Aug. 22, 1876; grad. Univ. 
of Cincinnati, Coll. of Music, Cincinnati. 

Author: Who's Your Friend?, 1903, Q; 
translation of Ibsen's " Doll House," 1905, 
LoH. Lecturer: The Di-ama. Interpreter: 
Modern plays in English, German, French, 
Address: N. E. Cor. 7th and Plum Sts., 
Cincinnati, 0. 

JOSEFFY, magician; ft. Vienna, Austria; 
ed. Austria; was expert electrician and 
machinist. Began Lye. work as magician, 
about 1903. Address: Care Lyceumite, 
Steinway Hall, Chicago, 111. 

JUDD, Ida Benfey, reader and story-teller: 
The Book of Job; Following the Equator; 
Ia'H Miserables; Adam Bede; A Tale of 
Two Cities; The Mill on the Floss; The 
Story of Joseph; Le Bourgeois Gentil- 
hoinme; gave a season in London. Listed 
with A. L. U. Address: I W, 87th St., 
N, Y. Cy. 

JUMP, Adelaide (Miss), reader: misc.; was 
with Temple Quartet as reader, 1900-1. 
Address: 9 Newbury St., Boston, Mass. 


KARCHER, Harriette M,, reader; ft, Glou- 
cester, Mass.; grad, Sch. of Expression, 
Boston; Sch. of Ory., Music and Art, Den- 
ver, Col., and Dept. of Expression, Dick's 
Normal Sch., Denver. Reader: Miscel- 
laneous. Began Lye. work, 1896, ind.; 
since ind. Address: The Willard, 2160 
Downing Ave., Denver, Col. 

KARR, Louise (Miss), reader; ft. Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; ed. Abbot Acad., Andover, Mass.; 
has traveled in Europe; magazine contr., 
musical and misc. subjects. Reader: of 
original monologues; Afternoon Whist; A 
New England Entertainer; A New Eng- 
land Traveler; Wanted — A Cook; A Sub- 
urban Shopper; At the Woman's Club; 
The Village Censor; The Book Agent; 
Ironing Day; An Unwelcome Visitor; The 
Charity Sale. First entertainment, Hart- 
ford, Conn., Mrs. Charles Dudley Warner's 
house, 1898; since listed with Pnd.; prin- 
cipal work for Women's Clubs, etc. Ad- 
dress: Carnegie Hall, N. Y. Cy. 

KELLEY, Francis Clement, lecturer; ft. 
Prince Edward Island, Can., 1870; ed. St. 
Dunstan's C^jH., Charlottetown, P. E. 
Island; Nicolet Sem., Prov. Quebec; Laval 
Univ., Quebec. Was Capt. and Chaplain, 
32d U. S. Vol. (Mich.). Inf. Spanish- 
American War, 1898; Col. and Aide-de- 
camp Spanish -Am. War Veterans; Vice- 
Commander Military Order Foreign Wars 
of U. S. Pastor in Lapeer, Mich., since 
1893; pres. and founder Rom, Cath, Ch. 



Extension Soc. of U. S. A. Ed. "Exten- 
sion Magazine." Mag. contr. Lecturer: 
The Dream of Equality; The Yankee Vol- 
unteer; Joan of Arc; The Last Battle of 
the Gods. Was founder and pres. of Col., 
first Rom. Cath. Bur. of U. S., now owned 
by Cli.-Co.-C.-Col.-Co. Began Lye. work, 

1898, Mich., with Cen.; since listed with 
A. L. U., Red., Col., and Ch.-Co.-C.-Col. 
Address: Lapeer, Mich. 

KELLOGG, Charles Dennison, entertainer; 
&. Spanish Ranch, Plumas Co., Calif., 
1868; ed. Cazenovia Sem., N. Y., and 
Syracuse Univ.; traveled throughout 
North America and Europe; m. Emily G. 
Stuart, Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 28, 1893. 
Entertainer: bird- warbler and lecturer on 
birds and nature subjects; has filled 2,200 
engagements. Began Lye. work, 1888, 
Syracuse, N. Y., v/ith Red.; since with 
Red., SI., Sn., Ch., C. Address: North 
Newry, Me. (Kellogg Nature Camps). 

BIEMBLE, Charles Sumner, reader and lec- 
tiu-er; J). Middletown, Pa., Sept. 24, 1866; 
ed. Central High Sch., Phila., Drew Sem., 
Madison, N. J., and N. Y. Univ.; reed. 
A.B. and A.M. from Central High and 
B.D. from Drew Sem.; trav. in Europe, 
1892; m. Ella Mackey, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
1900; is pastor in Elizabeth, N. J. 
Reader: Linked Recitations from Riley; 
Linked Recitations from Field. Lecturer: 
Every Man His Own Millionaire. Began 
Lye. work, 1895, ind.; since ind. Address: 
476 Monroe Ave., Elizabeth, N. J. 

KEMP, Clarence Everett (Everett Kemp), 
reader; &. Shelby ville. 111., Nov. 2, 1873; 
ed. McPherson Coll., McPherson, Kan., 
and Columbia Sch. of Ory., Chicago, work- 
ing his way through both institutions; 
m. Louisa W. Lockwood, Cliicago, Nov. 
18, 1905; taught sch. in Cal., 2 yrs.; in 
Kan., 4 yrs.; in 111., 2 yrs. Reader: 
Sevenoaks; If I Were King; A Singular 
Life. Was asst. mgr. Southwestern 
branch SI.; is mgr. of booking of Pacific 
Coast Circuit of Mid. While in Coll., org., 
was mem. of, and booked in advance, a 
Coll. Quartet. Began regular Lye. work, 

1899, reader with Columbia Entertainers, 
a company sent out by Columbia Sch. of 
Cry., ind., and later with Alk., Inter., SI., 
Mid. Address: Sharon, Wis. 

KEMPSTER, Letitia V., reader; &. Grand 
Rapids, Mich.; ed. pub. and private schs., 
Chicago, 111., and Curry Sch. of Expres- 
sion, Boston, Mass. ( Diploma of Culture ) ; 
m. S. W. Kempster, Aug. 4, 1895; now in 
charge of the Sch. of Expression, Chicago 

Musical Coll. Reader : MiBc. Began work, 
1893, Chicago, ind.; since, ind. and listed 
with Win. and Laura Dainty Pelham. 
Address: 5048 Washington Park Place, 
Chicago, 111. 

KEMPTON, Austen Tremaize, lecturer 
(stereopticon) and reader; ft. Cornwallis, 
N. S., Feb. 6, 1870; ed. Acadia Univ., 
Wolfville, N. S. (B.A., 1891; M.A., 1893) ; 
Theol. Sem., Nevrton Center, Mass.; m. 
Lottie H. Freeman, Milton, N. S., 1893; 
pastor in Sharon, Fitchburg, Boston, and 
Luneubm-g, Mass., 1893-1906. Lecturer 
and reader: gives picture plays and lec- 
tures; Evangeline; Miles Standish; Hia- 
watha; Nova Scotia; New Bnmswick; 
Ben Hur; In His Steps; Holy Land. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1893, Sharon, Mass., ind.; 
first listed with Red.; since with Red., 
Wh., Etn., Cen., and ind. Address: Lunen- 
burg, Mass. 

KERSEY, Laurence Tom, lyceum agt.; &. 
New Providence, la., Jan. 8, 1868; ed. 
New Providence Acad, and la. Coll., Grin- 
nell, la. (Ph.B., 1895). Traveling rep. 
Cen., 1897 to 1905; of SI., since 1905. 
Traveled as treasurer with Brooke's Band, 
Suzanne Adams Co., Campanari Co., 
Banda Rossa, Govt. Official Indian Band, 
and Hahn Festival Orchestra. Address: 
New Providence, la. 

KIDDER, Amanda (Miss), h. Wis.; ed. pub. 
schs., Rochester, Minn.; was country 
teacher; city teacher; prin. of oratory in 
Lombard College and Rider Divinity Sch., 
Galesburg, 111.; is now asso. prin. Detroit 
Training Sch. of Eloc. and Eng. literature. 
Reader: An Evening of Cliaracter 
Sketches; A Program of Modern Fiction; 
The Christmas Carol; Dombey and Son; 
Peg Wofiington; Macbeth; Julius Caesar; 
Sohrab and Rustum; Saul; In a Bal- 
cony; Sacred Readings. Lecture-recitals: 
Dickens; Sense and Nonsense with the 
Poets; War and Peace; The Hiding of 
Fools. Began Lye. work, ind., in S. D. 
and Minn.; later with Mut. (2 yrs.) ; novr 
ind. Address: 780 Woodward Ave., De- 
troit, Mich. ; Slimmer home, " Heimdahl 
Lodge," Spring Lake, Mich. 

KIERNAN, George, dramatic interpreter; 
6. Whitehall, N. Y., Apr. 22, 1870; ed. 
Burlington, Vt.; mem. faculty, Shady 
Side Acad., Pittsburg, Pa. Dramatic in- 
terpreter: exclusively of the Joseph Jef- 
ferson Cycle of Plays, originally present- 
ing his readings with Mr. Jefi'erson's per- 
sonal permission; devotes his art to re- 
calling suggestively the gentle master. 



and principally to setting forth his own 
interpretation of the Trilogy, (a) Rip 
Van Winkle, (b) The Rivals, (c) The 
Cricket on the Hearth, (followed by) 
Lend Me Five Shillings. Began Lye. 
work, 1901, with Bry.; since listed with 
Bry., Pnd., and SI. Address: 349 Prince- 
ton PI., Pittsburg, Pa. 

KING, Byron W., reader: Shakespeare reci- 
tations; Bible Readings; Story of Ben 
Hur; misc. readings. Lecturer: Philosophy 
of Eloquence: All the World's a Stage; 
Shakespeare and the Infidel; Shylock, the 
Just; There's Witchcraft in It; Life, Lib- 
erty, and the Pursuit of Happiness; The 
Oratory of Shakespeare. Est. King's Sch. 
of Ory. and Dramatic Culture, Pittsburg, 
Pa., about 1888, and pres. since; conducts 
Summer Sch. of eloe. and physical culture 
at different points in Pa. Address: 204 
6th St., Pittsburg, Pa. 

KING, Horatio Collins, lecturer; 6. Port- 
land, Me., Dec. 22. 1837; grad. Dickinson 
Coll., Pa., 1858 (LL.D., Allegheny Coll., 
Pa., 1897) ; admitted to bar, N. Y., 1861; 
in Union Army, Aug., 1862, to 1865, as 
q. m., receiving bvt. of col. and medal of 
honor; m. 1st, Emma C. Stebbins, who died 
May, 1864; 2nd, Esther A. Hov/ard, 1866; 
was asso. editor N. Y. Star and publisher 
Christian Union and Cliristian at Work; 
Maj. 13th regt. N. Y. N. G.; judge advo- 
cate 11th brigade, 1880; judge advocate- 
gen. State of N. Y., 1883; Dem. candidate 
for Sec. of State, N. Y., 1895; mem. Nat. 
(gold) Dem. Conv., Indianapolis, Ind., 
1896; joined Rep. party, 1900. Mem. 
Brooklyn Bd. of Edn., 1883-94; trustee 
N. Y. Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, 1894- 
1900; sec. Army of the Potomac since 
1877; pres., 1904-5; ehmn. Fredericksburg 
Nat. Park Assn., 1898; N. Y. court 
eommr. on Law's Delays, N. Y., 1902; 
adj. Medal' Honor Legion, 1902; trustee 
Dickinson Coll.; jr. v.-comdr.-in-chief 
lioyal Legion; mem. G. A. R. Author 
(with Mr. King, Sr.) : Turning on the 
Light; Guide for Regimental Courts 
Martial; The Plymouth Silver Wed- 
ding; History of Dickinson College; His- 
tory of Army of Potomac. Mag. contr. 
Also musical composer and after-dinner 
speaker. Lecturer: patriotic, and cam- 
paign speaker. Began lecturing, about 
1880, ind.; since ind. Address: 46 Willow 
St. and 44 Court St., Brooklyn, K Y. 

KING, Martin, story-teller; 6, Newark, 
N. J., Oct. 6, 1868. Stories are mainly 
negro and Irish dialect. Mem. Southern 
Trio Co., 4 seasons; now with Bostonia 

Orchestra ; does much work alone for clubs 
and drawing-rooms. Began Lye. work, 
about 1890, ind.; since ind. and booked 
Avith Red. and Alk. Address: Newark, 
N. J. 

KING, Rufus Everson, lecturer; &. Potsdam, 
N. Y., July 15, 1859; ed. Potsdam Normal 
Sch., and Syracuse, N. Y., Univ. Lecturer: 
This New Age; The Days That Are Gone; 
The Almighty Dollar; The Old District 
School. Began lecturing, 1901, under 
A. L. U.; since listed with ^Vli. and Cen- 
tral Burs, of Harrisburg Pa., Richmond, 
Va., Indianapolis, Ind., Kansas City, Mo., 
and Akron, 0. Address: Ilion, N. Y. 

KING, Samuel Arthur, lecturer; b. London, 
Eng.; ed. Univ. Coll., London (B.A. in 
Anglo-Saxon and English; M.A. in Eng- 
lish, 1900) ; non-resident lecturer at Bryn 
Mawr in English since 1902; and at Wel- 
lesley since 1903. Author: Graduated Ex- 
ercises in Articulation, 1906, S. M. Co. 
Lecturer: on correct speaking and voice 
production. Reader: Shakespearean. 
Works mostly at colls., schs., and clubs; 
gave first lectures, Johns Hopkins Univ., 
1901, ind.; since ind. and now listed with 
Brt. Address: St. Botolph Club, Boston, 

KIPER, Roscoe, lecturer; 6. Leitchfield, Ky., 
June 2, 1874; ed. Univ. of Indianapolis, 
Indianapolis, Ind.; m. Nannette Zimmer- 
man, Lynnville, Ind.; has practiced law, 
Boonville. Ind., since 1891; since 1904, 
Judge of Second Judicial Circuit of Ind. 
Lecturer: Knights of the Twentieth Cen- 
tury; Making a Citizen; The Second Gen- 
eration. Began lecturing, 1898, Ind., ind.; 
since ind. and listed with Ent. L. Ad- 
dress: Boonville, Ind. 

KIRK, Arthur Lincoln, entertainer and im- 
personator; h. Port Jervis, N. Y., Feb. 10, 
1865; ed. Port Jervis High Sch.; began 
Lye. work, 1888, ind., then and since. 
Reads pathetic and humorous miscellany. 
Has filled 2,700 engagements. Address: 
Port Jervis, N. Y. 

KIRTLEY, James S., lecturer; &. Mo.; ed, 
Georgetown Coll. (A.B., D.D.), Louisville 
Sem. and Univ. of Chicago; m. Mary 
Louise Knififins, St. Louis, Mo.; is pastor 
1st Bapt. Ch., Elgin, 111. Author: The 
Young Man; Twenty- six Days with 
Jesus. Lecturer: In the Barefoot King- 
dom; Life of Jesus. Began Lye. work, 
1900, Kansas City, with Cnl.; since under 
same mgemt. Address: Elgin, 111. 

KLEISER, Grenville, reader; 6, Toronto, 
Can., July 15, 1867; ed. Toronto; m. 



Elizabeth M. Thompson, Portland, Ore., 
July 5, 1896. Author: How to Speak 
in "^Public, F. and W., 1906. Reader: 
David Copperfield; Our American Cou- 
sin; and other monologues; miscel- 
laneous. Began work, Toronto, 1892, ind.; 
later with Cen.; now ind. Instructor in 
eloc. and public speaking. Studio: 12G9 
Broadway, N. Y. Cy. 

KLINE, Robert Everett Pattison (Pattison 
Kline), reader and impersonator; ft. Hins- 
dale, 111., 1874; ed. Univ. of Minn., Colum- 
bia Univ., Chicago Univ.; m. Claribel Van 
Hooser, Oswego, Kan., Jan. 1, 1899. Prof, 
of Eloc, Ottawa Univ., Ottawa, Kan., 
1898-1905; since 1905, mem. faculty 
Columbia Coll. of Expression and John 
Marshall Law School, Chicago, 111. Sec. 
N. A. E., 1904-6. Reader: If I Were 
King; An Evening with Matthew Arnold; 
The Merchant of Venice; Julius Caesar; 
Macbeth; Bible readings; monologues. 
Began Lye. work, 1897; since listed with 
Cen. Address: Columbia College of Ex- 
pression, Chicago, 111. 

KLING, Jeannette, reader and monologist; 
6. Louisville, Ky.; ed. Univ. of Cincinnati, 
O., and Dept. of Eloc. of Auditorium Sch. 
of Cincinnati (Artist's Diploma, 1900). 
Awarded Murdoch Scholarship in Eloc. by 
Auditorium Sch., and taught eloc. there 
for two yrs. Began work, 1903, under 
Inter., as reader with Imperial Concert 
Co.; since listed with Inter., SI., Bry., 
Alk., making a specialty of Chautauqua 
work. Season of 1905-6 with Pace-Kling 
Recital Co. Address: 2100 Fulton Ave., 
Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, O. 

KOEHNE, John B., lecturer; b. Ky., 1861; 
ed. Lincoln Univ., 111., Lebanon Univ., 
Tenn., Waynesburg Coll., Pa. (A.B., A.M.), 
and McCormick Theol. Sem., Chicago; 
D.D., Tabor Coll., la.; m. Mary Francis 
Milligan, Pittsburg, Pa., 1885; studied at 
Oxford, England, 1899; last pastorate was 
First Congl. Ch., Sacramento, Cal. Lec- 
turer: series of 9 lectures on The Naza- 
rene, or The Reasonableness of Chris- 
tianity; The Preparation for Christianity 
through the Gentile Religious; The Pre- 
paration Through Judaism; The Person- 
ality of Christ; The Miracle Problem; 
The Crucifixion; The Apostolic Age; Th» 
Reformation; Ecce Homo, a Reply to 
Modern Skepticism and Agnosticism. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1884, listed with SI. ; since 
listed with SI., Cnl., Bry., and by personal 
mgr.; now with Mut. and Win.; has fiilled 
over 2,500 engagements. Address: New 
London, N. H. 

KRARER, Olof (Miss), lecturer; ft. east 
coast of Greenland, 1858; ed. Iceland; 
came to U. S., as child. Lecture-subjects : 
Greenland; What I Have Seen in Amer- 
ica; Missionaries; Life in the Frozen 
North. Began lecturing in 111., 1888, un- 
der SI.; since listed with SI. and Bry. Has 
lectured 80 times in Phila., 14 in Chicago, 
and 9 in New York. Has filled 1,500 en- 
gagements. Address: 25 Waverly PL, 
Chicago, 111. 

KREBS, Stanley Le Fevre, lecturer; 6. 
Waynesboro, Pa., Feb. 14, 18G4; studied 
music and composition, Boston Conserva- 
tory of Music, 1883; grad. Franklin and 
Mar.shall Coll. (A.B., 1886; A.M., 1892); 
grad. Eastern Theol. Sem. of Ref. Cli. in 
U. S., 1890; Psy. Dr. degree, from Chicago 
Sch. of Psychology; m. Anna F. Frantz, 
Lancaster, Pa., 1890. Ordained clergyman 
in Ref. Cli., 1890; organized St. Andrew's 
Ch., Reading. Pa., 1890; pastor 1st Ch., 
Greensburg, Pa., 1901-6; pres. 2 yrs. Co. 
Interdenominational C. E. Union, West- 
moreland Co., Pa.; Pres. Westmoreland 
Classis of Ref. Ch. in U. S.; trav. Europe 
and N. Africa, 1893, and U. S.; mem. 
London Soc. of Arts; Medico-Legal Soc, 
N. Y.; Soc. for Psychical Research, Lon- 
don; Am. Acad. Polit. and Social Science; 
Nat. Geog. Soc; dir. Laboratory of Psy- 
chology, Washington, D. C. Contr. to 
psychol. and theol. mags.; now asst. ed. 
and official lecturer in the Sheldon School, 
Chicago, 111. Author: Poverty's Factory, 
Ar., 1895; Twin Demons, Sh., 1903; The 
Law of Suggestion, Science Press, 1906. 
Lecturer: Marvels and Mysteries of Mind; 
Wonders of the World Within (these two 
with experiments) ; Drifting, or The Psy- 
chology of Pluck; Two Snakes in Eden; 
Mysteries of Mediums and Mind-Readers; 
Bouncing the Blues. Began Lye. work, 
1900, with Win. and Sh.; since with Win., 
Alk., Dav., Shaw, N. Dix., Brt., C, Bry., 
Ch. Address: Care Sheldon School, Chi- 
cago, 111. 

KUTSCHBACH, W. H., musician; h. Colum- 
bus, O.; ed. Columbus, 0. Baritone with 
Apollo Male Quartet since 1903. Address: 
Columbus, 0. 

LABADIE, Francis, reader and Bureau 
manager; 6. Silver Creek, Mich., July 6, 
1860; ed. Acad. Notre Dame, South Bend, 
Ind.; in. Harriet Rowell, Elk Rapids, 
Mich., June 7, 1886; 1880-97, actor, giving 
classic and liistoric plays. Reader: in 



company with his wife, presenting scenes 
from Shakespearean and modern plays. 
Has filled 2,100 engagements; began Lye. 
work, 1897, ind.; since listed with Red., 
Cen., St., Lab., Qii., C, Co., Col., Pnd., 
Alk., Dix. Bureau manafjer: Began work, 
1901; incorporated, Mar., 1902, under 
N. Y. laws, under title Labadie Lecture 
and Amusement Bureau; opened office in 
New York City, Aug., 1902. Address: 
4837 Pulaski Ave., Germantown, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

LABADIE, Harriet Rowell, reader; b. 
Owosso, Mich., July 31, 1865; grad. 
Owosso High Sch., 1883, and Dickson Sch. 
of Eloc. and Ory., Chicago, 111., 1884; m. 
Francis Labadie, Elk Rapids, Mich., June 
7, 1886. 1885-97, under name of Hattie 
Rowell, presented plays with Francis 
Labadie. Since 1902^ Historian of Phila- 
delphia D. A. R. Chapter; is active mem. 
Browning Society of Philadelphia; head of 
Harriet R. Labadie Sch. of Expression, 
Germantown, Pa. Reader: in company 
with her husband, scenes from Shake- 
Bpearean and modern plays. Has filled 
over 2,100 engagements. Began Lye. 
work, 1897, ind.; since listed with Red., 
Cen., St., Lab., Chi., C, Co., Col., Pnd., 
Alk., Dx. Address: 4837 Pulaski Ave., 
Germantown, Phila., Pa. 

LA FOLLETTE, Robert Marion, lecturer; 
6. Primrose, Wis., June 14, 1855; grad. 
Univ. of Wis., 1879 (LL.D., 1901); ad- 
mitted to bar, 1880; m. Belle Case, Bara- 
boo. Wis., Dec. 31, 1881. Dist. Atty. 
Dane Co., 1880-4; mem. Congress, 1885- 
91; as mem. Ways and Means Committee 
took prominent part in framing McKinley 
Bill; led movement to nominate all candi- 
dates by direct vote; adopted by State, 
1904; also to tax ry. property by same 
system and at same rate as other taxable 
property; adopted 1903; also for the con- 
trol of ry. rates within State by State 
Commn. ;' adopted 1905; Gov. Wis., 1901- 
7; elected U. S. Sen., 1905. Lecturer: 
Representative Government; The World's 
Greatest Tragedy; other lectures on 
political and social reform. Began lec- 
turing for Chaus., 1903. Address: Madi- 
son, Wis. 

LAIRD, George R., lecturer; &. Mass.; ed. 
Washburn Coll., Topeka (A.B.), Boston 
Coll. of Ory., Boston, Chicago Univ. 
(M.A.), and Harvard (graduate work). 
Has been prin. Marshall, Wis., High Sch., 
instr. in public speaking and debate, Univ. 
of Wis., 1901-4; prof, of English Lan- 

guage and Literature, Northwestern Col- 
lege since 1904; has trav. in U. S., Can., 
and Europe. Political speaker State and 
National Campaigns, 1898, 1900, 1902. 
Lecturer: on popular subjects; also gives 
Shakespearean lecture-recitals. Began 
Lye. work, 1895, ind.: since with various 
bureaus; now listed with Cen. Address: 
Northwestern College, Naperville, 111. 

LALA, Ramon Reyes, lecturer; &. Philip- 
pines, about 1800; ed. St. John's Coll., 
Oxford, Eng., and Neufchatel, Switzer- 
land; toured Europe; business man in 
Manila 10 yrs.; banished by Spanish; took 
oath of allegiance to U. S. Author: The 
Philippine Islands. Mag. contr. Lecturer: 
The Philippines and Their People. Began 
Lye. work about 1902. Address: 280 Lin- 
wood St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

LAMAR, Abner W., lecturer; h. Edgefield 
Co., S. C. Mar. 30, 1847; ed. S. C. Mili- 
tary Acad., Furman Univ., and S. Bapt. 
Theol. Sem.; reed. D.D. from Howard- 
Payne Coll., Tex., 1903; was cadet Lieut., 
State cadet troops, and in service, 1863- 
4; w. Elizabeth Webb, Oct. 8, 1868. 
Author: Many Things for Many People, 
1889, Repub.; Baptist Principles and 
Practice, 1884, Rgrs.; Christian Science 
Neither Christian Nor Scientific. 1884. 
Lecturer: on evangelistic, temperance and 
historical subjects; also 3 lectures on 
Dixie. Began lecturing at Neb. Chaus., 
1889; listed with Bry., 1896; since with 
Bry. Address: 1817 West End, Nashville, 

LANDIS, Charles Beary, lecturer; h. IMill- 
ville, O., July 9, 1858; ed. Logansport pub. 
schs. and Wabash Coll., Crawfordsville, 
Ind. (grad. 1883); reporter on Logans- 
port, Ind., Journal, 1883-7; later editor 
Delphi, Ind., Journal; pres. Ind. Rep. Edi- 
torial Assn., 1804-5; mem. Congress, 
1897-1907, 9th Ind. dist.; Republican. 
Lecturer: Grant; An Optimist's Message; 
The Mission of the Anglo-Saxon. Listed 
Avith A. L. U. Address: Delphi, Ind. 

LANDON, Melville Delancey (Eli Perkins), 
lecturer; ft. Eaton, N. Y., Sept. 7, 1840; 
ed. Colgate Univ., Union Coll. (grad., 
1861, A.M.); m. Emily Louise Smith, 
Mar. 22, 1875; clerk in U. S. Treasury, 
1861-3; resigned to join staff of Gen. 
A. K. Chetlain with rank of Major; re- 
signed, 1804; became cotton planter, in 
Ark. and La., 1864-7; trav. in Europe; 
became sec. U. S. Legation at St. Peters- 
burg; was prof. Union High Sch., 2 yrs.; 
pres. New York News Assn.; trav. in 



China and Japan, 1867-70, writing syndi- 
cate letters to Am. newspapers. Author: 
Biography of Artemus Ward, Dill. ; History 
of Franco-Prussian War, Carl.; Wit and 
Humor of the Age, Star; Tliirty Years of 
Wit, Wern., 1895; Kings of the Platform 
and Pulpit, Saal., 1897. Lecturer: Phil- 
osophy of Wit and Humor; Stories 
Around the Stove; Fun and Fact in Japan 
and China. Began lecturing, 1880; has 
lectured as Eli Perkins in 4,000 cities and 
towns. Address: 300 Central Park West, 
N. Y. Cy. 
LAWDON, Sidney Wellington, entertainer; 
h. New York, July 5, 1880; ed. Boston, 
Mass. Began Lye. work, 1898, in N. E., 
ind.; now mem. Sid Landon's Imperial 
Entertainers, under Mid. mgemt. Gives 
humorous readings and impersonations, 
especiallv Swedish. Address: Cortland, 
N. Y. 

LANDRITH, Ira, lecturer; b. Mil ford, Tex., 
Mar. 23, 1865; ed. pub. schs., Milford, 
1870-84; grad. Cumberland Univ., Tenn. 
(B.S., 1888; LL.B., 1889; LL.D., 1902); 
reed. D.D. from Trinity Univ., Texas, 
1906; m. Hattie C. Grannis, Lebanon, 
Tenn., Jan. 21, 1891. Asst. ed., 1890-5; 
editor-in-chief, 1896-1903, The Cumber- 
land Presbyterian, Nashville; State Climn. 
Y. M. C. A., of Tenn.; State sec. Anti- 
Saloon Leagije; chmn. Com. of 100 that 
reformed civic life of Nashville; gen. sec. 
Religious Edn. Assn., 1893-4; now South- 
ern dist. sec, same; regent Belmont Coll., 
Nashville, Tenn., since Nov. 10, 1904; 
elected Moderator General Assembly, 
Cumberland Presn. Ch., 1906. Lecturer: 
Level-Best Living; A Citizen Though a 
Christian; Jes' a Li'l Cabin. Began lec- 
turing, ind., at Cliaus.; since ind. and with 
Rice. Address: 1 E. Belmont Circle, Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 

LANDRUM, George Andrew, entertainer and 
reader; b. White weight, Tex.; ed. Grayson 
Coll., Trinity Univ., Waxahachie, Tex., 
and Ralston Univ. (B. Ex.); since 1903, 
Prof, of History and Ory., Trinity Univ., 
Waxahachie, Tex. Reader: Humorous 
modern comedies, and misc. programs. 
Began Lye. work, 1899, ind., with private 
nigr. Since ind. With Bureau, 1906-7. 
Address: Fayetteville, Ark. 

LANE, Charles, lecturer; b. Oxford, Ga., Oct. 
16, 1846; ed. Emory Coll. (A.B., A.M.); 
was 1st sergeant Co. C, C6th Ga. regt., 
C. S. A.; m., 1st, Emily C. Branham; 2nd, 
Mrs. Ellen E. Smith, Spring Hill, Ga., 
May 9, 1899. Lecturer: humorous. Be- 

gan Lye. work, 1895, listed with Sn.; 
since with Rod., N. Dix., Mut. Has given 
about 2,000 lectures. Address: Helena, Ga. 

LANE, Maud Paradis, pianist; 6. near Chi- 
cago, 111.; ed. Windsor, Ont., Canada, and 
Lowell, Mass.; studied music in New 
England Conservatory of Music, Boston 
(won Knabe Scholarship, 1894, and took 
post-grad, course); also with Carl Stasny 
and Arthur Foote, Boston; and Harold 
Bauer, Paris, France; received Third 
Teachers Certificate, Windsor Model Sch. 
1888; Artist's Diploma, N. E. Conserva 
tory of Music, 1894; has taught in Wm 
L. \\'hitney's Internat. Sch. of Music, Bos 
ton, Mass.; m. George A. Lane, Boston 
1904. Pianist: popular and classical 
Began Lye. work, 1895, with Cen., as 
pianist with Unity Co. Has been with 
several Companies since, under Red., Etn., 
Brt., Wh., Cen. Teaches now, and does 
little Lye. work outside of New England. 
Address: 1202 Commonwealth Ave., Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

LANSING, George L,, musician: banjo play- 
er; composed The Darkie's Dream, 1887- 
Began Lye. work, 1884, as mem. Boston 
Ideal Banjo Club; still mem. same club; 
listed with SI., 1887; later with Red., Bry., 
and Sn.; since 1899, club has done only 
local work. Address: 171 Tremont St., 
Boston, Mass. 

LARSON, Harry A., lecturer and Bureau 
manager; b. Brown Co., Wis., Aug. 5, 
1875; m. Grace B. Goit, La Porte, Ind., 
Jan. 29, 1902; toured Europe, 1902. State 
Pres. Wis. Epworth League, 1902-4; Del. 
Meth. Episc. Gen. Conf., 1904. Lecturer: 
on temperance subjects. Began, 1895, 
under Good Templars. Bureau manager: 
Chau. mgr. seven yrs. Founder, 1906, 
Badger Bur., Waupaca, Wis., operating in 
Central States. Address: Waupaca, Wis. 

LAUGHTON, Marie Ware (Miss), reader, 
and teacher of eloc; grad. from Boston 
Sch. of Ory. and Nonnal Sch. Began 
teaching and reading, 1880; now prin. 
School of English Speech and Expression, 
Boston. Address: 418 Pierce Bldg., Cop- 
ley Sq., Boston, Mass. 

LAURANT, Eugene; see Greenleaf, Eugene 

LAWTON, William Cranston, lecturer; 6. 
New Bedford, Mass., May 22, 1853; ed. 
Harvard (A.B., 1873) ; also Gottingen and 
Berlin, 2 yrs.; m. Alida Allen Beattie, 
New Bedford, Mass., Jan. 24, 1884; trav. 
throughout Europe, 1876-7 and 1880-3. 



Was mem. Assos. expdn., 1881; sec. 
Archaeol. Inst, of America; since 1895, 
prof, of Greek language and literature, 
Adelphi Coll., Brooklyn, N. Y. ; mem. of 
Brooklyn Inst, since 189.5. Author: Three 
Dramas of Euripides, 1889, H. M. Ck).; 
Folia Dispersa (verse) ; Art and Human- 
ity in Homer, 1896; New England Poets, 
1898; Successors of Homer. 1898, last 
three pub. by Mac; Pope's Homer, 1900, 
Gib.; Introduction to American Litera- 
ture, 1902, Gib.; Ideals in Greek Litera- 
ture, 1905, Ch. Pr.; Histories of Greek 
and Latin Literature, 1903, Scr. Classi- 
cal editor of and leading classical contr. 
to Warner's Library of the World's Best 
Literature. Lecture?': Kipling as Poet 
and Artist; Classical Elements in Brown- 
ing's Poetry; Origin, Uses and Forms of 
Poetry; Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Scar- 
let Letter; Classical Scholarship in 
America; Catullus and His Friends; 
Cicero as Patriot and Coward; Antigone, 
a Type of Self -Sacrifice; ^schylus' 
Prometheus, the Type of Misguided Hero- 
ism; Mystical Elements in the Alcestis; 
Woman in the Iliad; An Homeric Girl 
(Nausicaa) ; Personal Experiences in 
Greek Lands; Art and Humanity in 
Homer (6 lectures) ; Masterpieces of 
Greek Drama ( 6 lectures ) ; New England 
Poets (6 to 10 lectures). Began lectur- 
ing, 1894-5, as staff lecturer for the Am. 
U. Ex.; since 1895, ind. Address: 230 
Stratford Road, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
LAYTON, E. E. Wentworth, lecturer; b. 
Sussex, N. J.; edn. reed, mainly from pvt. 
tutors; studied music (piano), N. Y. Cy., 
with Profs. Feigl, Stuehler, and Franklin 
Sonnekalb. Studied archaeology and 
ethnology in N. Mex., 6 yrs. Lecturer and 
pianiift: In New Mexico with Camera and 
Phonograph; The Pueblo Indians of New 
Mexico; The Mexican Penitentes of New 
Mexico (all ill. by stereopticon and 
phonographic records ) ; Music-Art Lec- 
ture (ill. by piano program). Began Lye. 
work, 1896, ind.; since ind. and listed with 
St., Win.. B. & v., McC. Address: 918 
8th St., E. Las Vegas, N. Mex. 
LEACH, William Butler, lecturer; &. Canada, 
1860; ed. High Schs.; Northwestern Univ. 
(B.A., M.A.); Garrett Bib. Inst. (B.D.); 
Murphy Coll. (D.D.); Grant Univ. 
(Ph.D.); reed. LL.D., on examination. 
w. Emma Werthman, Hampshire, 111., 
1882. aergyman Meth. Episc. Ch. in 
Chicago. Lecturer: A Week in Dixie; If 
I Were Y^ou: The Man Behind; Fire- 
works; aub Life of America; Night Life 

of Young Men; Night Life of Young 
Women; and others. Lectured for yrs., 
ind.; since 1903, listed with Win. 'Ad- 
dress: 1209 Washington Blvd., Chicago, 
LEE, Guy Carleton, lecturer; prep, edn., pvt. 
schs., Can. and Mass.; gi-ad., A.B., Dickin- 
son Coll., 1895 (A.M., 1899; LL.M., 1896); 
law dept. Univ. of N. C, LL.B., 1894; 
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1898; holds degrees, 
LL.D., Litt.D.; admitted to bar, N. C, 
1894; Pa., 1895; Md., 1897; prof. English 
History and common law, Dickinson Coll., 
1895; scholar, 1896, hon. scholar, 1897, 
fellow, 1898, Johns Hopkins Univ.; taught 
history and constitutional law in same 
since 1898; lecturer on comparative poli- 
tics, Columbian Univ., since 1900; literary 
ed. Baltimore Sun since 1901; ed. Pitts- 
burg Sun since 1906; ed.-in-chiof Internat. 
Literary Syndicate since 1902. Mem. Phi 
Beta Kappa, Am. Hist. Assn., Am. Polit. 
Science Assn., Nat. Geog. Soc, Am. Socio- 
logical Assn.; v.-p. Dickinson Alumni 
Assn. of Baltimore; nat. executive of the 
Soc. of the Spanish-Am. War. Author: 
Hincmar — An Introduction to the Study 
of the Church in the Ninth Century, 
1898, Put.; Public Speaking, 1899, Put.; 
Historical Jurisprudence, 1900, Mac; 
Source Book of English History, 1900, 
Holt; True History of the Civil War, 
1903, Lipp.; Robert E. Lee, a Biography, 

1905, Jcbs. Editor-in-chief: The World's 
Orators (10 vols.), 1900, Put.; The His- 
tory of Woman (10 vols.), 1906, Bar.; 
The History of North America (20 
vols.), 1903, Bar. Contr. on legal, hist., 
polit. and sociol. subjects to mags, and 
jours. Lecturer: When the People Wake; 
The Strength of the People; The True 
Jefferson Davis; The Man of Soitows; 
other historical and present-day subjects. 
Staff lecturar in history, with A. U. Ex., 
1904-6. Began lecturing, 1886, ind.; listed 
with A. L. U. .and SI. since 1905. Address: 
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. 

LEE, James Wideman, lecturer; &. Gwinette 
Co., Ga., Nov. 28, 1849; ed. Bawsville 
Acad., Grantville High Seh.; grad. Emory 
Coll., Oxford, Ga., 1874; m. Emma 
Eufaula Ledbetter, Cedartown, Ga., 1875. 
Ordained to ministry, Meth. Episc. Ch., 
South, 1876; chs. in Ga. at Carrollton, 
Dalton, Rome and Atlanta; pastor St. 
John's Ch., St. Louis, Mo., 1893-7; presid- 
ing elder, St. Louis, 1897-1901; pastor St. 
John's, 1901-6; pastor Atlanta, Ga., since 

1906. Traveled in Europe, 1889; head of 
expn. to Palestine, 1894, sent out with 



R. E. M. Bain, artist, to secure material 
for illustrated book on The Earthly 
Footsteps of Christ and His Apostles 
(written in collaboration with Bishop 
John H. Vincent, and pub., 1895). Repre- 
sented Southern Meth. Ch. in address be- 
fore the World's Cong, of Religions, Chi- 
cago, 1903. Author: The Making of a 
Man, 1892, Cass., now by Revell (has 
been translated and published in Japanese 
and Chinese); Henry W. Grady, Editor, 
Orator, and Man, 1896, Revell; Romance 
of Palestine, 1897; History of Methodism, 
1900; History of Jerusalem, 1904; edited 
and illustrated the Self-Interpreting Bible. 
Lecturer: Laying Up Sunshine; The Use 
of Being Knocked Down; A Study of Hu- 
man Nature in Stone. First lectured, 
Chautauqua, N. Y., 1884, ind.; since ind. 
Address: 33 Columbia Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 

LELAND, Samuel Phelps, lecturer; &. Ohio, 
1839; ed. pub. schs., Hiram Coll., 0. 
(A.M., Charles City Coll., la.; Ph.D., State 
Coll., Troy, Ala.; LL.D., Wesleyan Coll., 
Mo.); TO., 1st, Carrie Weeks, June 9, 
1862; 2d, Mrs. Ella M. Ladd, May 1, 1906. 
Admitted to bar, 1863; practiced law until 
1880; traveled in Europe, Asia, America; 
crossed Atlantic eight times. Emeritus 
prof, astronomy and lecturer on science, 
Charles City, la., Coll.; Prohibition candi- 
date for gov. of la., 1898. Author: Poems, 
1865; Peculiar People, 1887; World Mak- 
ing, 1891; Robert Burns, 1881. Lecturer: 
World Making; The World We Live On; 
The Wonders of a Sunbeam; The Carpen- 
ter of Nazareth ; The Factors of Life ; Our 
Country's To-morrow; The Worth of an 
Idea; The Land of Burns and Scott; and 
other scientific and literary lectures. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1880, Avith Red. and St.; 
since listed with nearly all Bureaus; has 
given " World Making " over 2,000 times. 
Address: Charles City, la., or Box 384, 
Chicago, 111. 

LEVIN, Christine, musician; b. Chicago, 
111.; ed. Chicago High Sch., Chicago Univ. 
and Chicago Musical Coll. (Bachelor of 
Music; reed. 2 gold medals). Musician: 
contralto soloist and director with Bry. 
Ladies' Concert Co., 1906-7. As soloist, has 
repertoire of Messiah, Elijah, Saint Paul, 
Samson and Delilah, and other works. Has 
been listed with Mut., Alk., Mid. and Bry. 
Began Lye. work, 1900, with Mut., in Chi- 
cago, as mem. Imperial Ladies' Quartet, 
1900-1; mem. Madrigal Lady Entertain- 
ers, 1904-6. Address: 6186 Lexington 
Ave., Chicago, 111. 

LEWIS, Ashton, violinist; ft. Plymouth, 
Mass., 1868; ed. Boston, Mass. Violinist: 
is head of Lewis Concert Co., and Lewis 
String Quartet; was conductor and soloist 
with Commonwealth Ladies' Orchestra, 
under Wh., 1906: conductor of Philhar- 
monic Orchestra; director of music since 
1900, Framingham, Mass., Chau.; trav. 
witli Hezekiah Butterworth, giving origi- 
nal program; now mem. Sam Walter 
Foss and Ashton Lewis Combination, giv- 
ing original program, under Wh. Began 
Lye. work, 1890, Boston, under Bn. 
Address: Melrose Highlands, Mass. Office: 
48 Boylston St., Boston. 

LEV/IS, Charles L., baritone and soloist 
with Lotus Glee Club since 1884. Address: 
Care Frank J. Smith, 174 St. Nicholas 
Ave., N. Y. Cy. 

LIBBEY, William, lecturer; &. Jersey City, 
N. J., 1855; ed. Princeton Univ.; A.B., 
1877; A.M., 1879; Sc.D., 1879; is prof, 
physical geog. Princeton Univ. and dir. 
museum geology and archaeology; m. 
Mary E. Green, 1880 Princeton, N. J. 
Lt.-col. asst. insp. genl. rifle practice N. G., 
N. J.; v.-p. First Nat. Bank, Princeton, 
N. J.; Dir. Princeton Savings Bank; sec. 
Am. Geog. Soc; corr. mem. Am. Philoa. 
Soc, Phila. ; corr. mem. Acad. Natural 
Sciences, Phila., and Acad. Sciences, N. Y.; 
Nat. Hist. Soc, Boston; also Fellow 
Royal Geog. Soc, and Royal Geol. Soc, 
London; Socigte de Geographie and 
Societe de Geologie, Paris; A. A. A. S., 
Am. Soc. Naturalists; Hist. Soc, New 
York; Hist. Soc, N. J.; New England Soc, 
New York; officer d'Academie, France; 
hon. mem. Geog. Soc, Liverpool, Eng.; 
corr. mem. Soc. de Geog. Geneve, Switzer- 
land. Author: Smithsonian Tables, Govt.; 
The Jordan Valley and Petra, 1905, Put. 
Lecturer: on scientific subjects. Began, 
1880, ind.; since ind. Address: Prince- 
ton, N. J. 

LINCOLN, Frank, entertainer; b. Constan- 
tine, Mich., July 16, 1854; ed. Hartford, 
Conn., High Sch.; has made two profes- 
sional tours of world. Entertainer: im- 
personator. Began Lye. work, 1884, listed 
with Red. and SI.; now ind. Address: 
Lotos Club, N. Y. 

LINCOLN, Mabel Scott, assistant; b. Mc- 
Henry, 111.; was mem. Scott Family Con- 
cert Co.; m. Surrick Lincoln, in 1891, 
Kansas City, Mo.; since then has been 
Mr. Lincoln's assistant in the Lincoln 
Travelogues; listed with Ant. Home 
address: 137 Edgecombe Ave., N. Y. Cy. 



LINCOLN, Surrick, lecturer; b. Philadelphia, 
Pa.; ed. Philadelphia, private teachers; 
trav. extensively and for many years, by 
sea and by land; in business and profes- 
sional life toured the U. S. and other 
countries; m. Mabel Scott, 1891. Lec- 
turer: raconteur, assisted by Mrs. Lincoln 
in a repertoire of pictorial travelogues 
(ill.), in the colors of nature, supple- 
mented with motion pictures; Alaska; 
Scenic America; Our Islands of the Sea; 
Contrasta and Congress of Nations; 
Denizens of the Air; Japan (in prep.). 
Began lecturing in the West, in 1887, ind.; 
since ind.; listed with Ant.; also booked 
by own agent. Address: Care Antrim 
Lecture Bureau, 1011 Chestnut St., Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

LINDSEY, Ben B., lecturer; &. Tenn., about 
1870; went to Denver; was office boy, 
janitor, and then lawyer; apptd. county 
court judge, 1901; since has est. Denver 
Juvenile Court; founded improvement 
clubs; prepared new code of laws relating 
to juvenile offenders, and secured the ac- 
tion on the part of the Colorado Legisla- 
ture necessary to enact the same; org. 
probation system; est. house of detention 
for children. Lecturer: The Misfortunes 
of Mickey. Listed with Red. Address: 
Juvenile Court, Denver, Col. 

LITCHFIELD, Neil, entertainer; 6. Turin, 
N. Y., 1855; ed. Cornell Univ.; taught sch. 
in N. Y., Mich., and la.; since 1885, mem. 
concert companies, as humorist and im- 
personator; now head of own co., assisted 
by Mrs. Litchfield and Miss Abbie Litch- 
field, giving rural sketch, Down at Brook 
Farm, which they have presented over 
3,000 times. He also gives impersonations 
in costume; his wife is violin soloist. Have 
toured England, Can., and U. S. Now 
listed with Wh., Ant., and McC. Began 
Lye. work, 1878, ind., as elocutionist. 
Address: 21 Halsey St., Newark, N. J. 

LITCHFIELD, Mrs. Neil, entertainer; 6. 
Rockford, 111.; studied violin and cornet, 
and has played in Ladies' Bands and Or- 
chestras; studied dramatic art, and has 
played Ophelia, Desdemona, and other 
parts; m. Neil Litchfield; since, assists 
him in comedy sketches, and is solo vio- 
linist; has played in vaudeville; listed 
with Wh., Ant. and McC. Has given over 
3,000 entertainments. Address: 21 Hal- 
sey St., Newark, N. J. 

LITTLE, George Edkin, lecturer; b. near 
Eagles Mere, Pa.; ed. pub. and pvt. schs. 
and Univ., of Pa. and 0.; m. Marion Rey- 

nolds, Franklin, Pa., 1888; trav. in Can. 
and Europe. Author: Illustrative Hand 
Book, App. Lecturer and crayon artist: 
on illustrative art and nature study. Be- 
gan lecturing, ind.; since listed with Lab. 
and SI. Address: 1112 G St., N. W., 
Washington, D. C, and Picture Rocks, Pa. 

LITTLEFIELD, Charles E., lecturer; &. 
Lebanon, Me., June 21, 1851; ed. pub. 
schs.; LL.D., Bates Coll. and Bowdoin 
Coll.; m. Clare N. Littlefield, July 27, 
1878; studied law, admitted to bar, 1876; 
mem. Me. legislature, 1885; speaker, 
1887; atty.-gen., Me., 1889-93; elected to 
56th Congress, 1899, to fill vacancy caused 
by death of Nelson Dingley; re-elected 
57th, 5Sth and 59th Congresses. Lectiirer: 
Education and Civilization. Began Lye. 
work, 1903, booked by Red.; since with 
Red. Address: Rockland, Me. 

LONDON, Jack, lecturer; &. San Francisco, 
Jan. 12, 1876; 1890, left home, appearing 
in turn as oyster-pirate, salmon-fisher 
and fish-patrol; went to Japan and seal- 
hunting in Behring Sea before the mast, 
1893; tramped through U. S. and Can. for 
sociological study, 1894. Ed. Oakland, 
Calif., High Sch., and Univ. of Calif., 1895- 
7. Left Coll. for lack of money and went 
to Klondike, 1897; m., 1st, Bessie Maddern, 
Oakland, Calif., Apr. 7, 1900; 2d, Char- 
mian Kittredge, Nov. 19, 1905. Contr. to 
mags.; war corr. Russo-Japanese War. 
Author: The Son of the Wolf, H. M. & Co., 
1900; The God of His Fathers, McP. Co., 
1901; A Daughter of the Snows, Lipp,, 
1902; The Children of the Frost, Macm., 
1902; The Cruise of the Dazzler, Cent., 
1902; The People of the Abyss, 1903; 
Kempton-Wace Letters, 1903; The Call of 
the Wild, 1903; The Faith of Men, 1903; 
The Sea Wolf, 1904; The Game, 1905; 
War of the Classes, 1905; Tales of the 
Fish Patrol, 1905, all pub. by Macm. 
Lecturer: On Socialistic subjects. Began 
work Avith SI. about 1905. Address: 
Glen Ellen, Sonoma Co., Calif. 

LONG, Sylvester A., lecturer; 6. near 
Dayton, 0., Aug. 4, 1875; paid owa 
way through Mt. Morris, 111., Coll., and 
Chicago Univ.; reed. 0. State High Sch. 
Life Certificate; m. Etta M. Moore, Mt. 
Morris, June 30, 1898; 1897-6, Supt. Nor- 
mal Dept. Plattsburg, Mo., Coll.; 1898- 
1900, Supt. Mt. Morris, 111., Pub. Schs.; 
1900-5, instr. Steele High Sch., Dayton, 
O., since 1900. Lecturer: Lightning and 
Toothpicks; The Man of Destiny; Hun- 
gry People; Drop It; Hang On; Why 



Live? Began work, in 111., 1898, for 
Y. M. C. A.'s and Teachers' Insts. With 
Mut., 1905; since listed with Mut., Red., 
N. Dix. Address: 22 Antioch St., Dayton, 

LONGLEY, Benjamin, lecturer; &. Water- 
loo, Can.; ed. Waterloo Academy and Vic- 
toria Univ., Cobourg, Ont. (B.A., 1874); 
D.D. from Hamline Univ., 1905; trav. 
through Euroi:)e; m. Harriet M. C. Minck- 
ler, Waterloo, Quebec, Can.; is now pas- 
tor in St. Paul, Minn. Lecturer: mostly 
on travel and literature. Org. Col. Bur., 
St. Paul, Minn., 1900, and conducted it 
until 1905, when sold to Ch. Began lectur- 
ing, ind., about 1880; ind. until 1900, 
when listed with Col.; then with Col., Ch., 
and Co.; now ind. Address: St. Paul, 

LOOMIS, Charles Battell, reader; b. Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1861; ed. Polytechnic 
Inst., Brooklyn, academic dept.; clerk, 
1879-91; m. Mary Fullerton, Brooklyn, 
Feb. 14, 1888. Has written for many 
periodicals, as Harper's, Century, St. 
Nicholas, Atlantic. Puck, Life, Ladies' 
Home Journal, Outlook. Antlior: Just 
Pvhymes, 1899, Russ.; The Four-Masted 
Cat-Boat, 1899, Cent.; Yankee Enchant- 
ments, 1903, McP. Co.; A Partnership in 
Magic, 1903, Loth.; Cheerful Americans, 

1903, Holt; More Cheerful Americans, 

1904, Holt; I've Been Thinking, 1905, 
Pott; Minerva's Manoeuvres, 1905, 
Barnes; Cheer Up, 1906, Pott; A Bath in 
an English Tub, 1907. Reader: of o\vn 
works. Toured, 1905-6, with Jerome K. 
Jerome. Began reading some yrs. ago; 
listed with Red. and Pnd. Address: Hack- 
ensack, N. J. 

LOOSE, J. Albert, entertainer; b. Baltimore, 
Md.; ed. Baltimore; m. Miss Jewell, 
Annapolis, Md., Dec. 6, 1903; is mem. 5th 
Regt. Maryland Vols. Entertainer : gives 
pictures songs and goblet chimes. Began 
work, 1896, ind.; since ind.; does much 
local work, assisted by daughter, Eliza- 
beth Loose. Has appeared over 900 times 
in Baltimore alone. Address: 1702 N. 
Payson St., Baltimore, Md. 

LOVE, Arthur, entertainer; b. Saxonburg, 
Pa., June 5, 1852; ed. pub. schs. and 
State Normal Sch., Edinboro, Pa.; m. 
Lena L. Agin, New Martinsville, W. Va., 
1878. Author: of songs, marches, etc.; 
The Capable Laugh Inducer, 1903; Book- 
let — A Sketch, a Poem, a Song, 1902. 
Entertainer : reader and musician; joined 
Berger Family Concert Co., 1881; in part- 

nership with Alf Burnett, 1882; trav. with 
own CO., 1882-6; alone since 1886, and ind. 
until 1900; since with P. Ent. B. Began 
Lye. work, 1874, ind. Address: 2317 
Perrysville Ave., Allegheny, Pa. 

LOVELAND, Frank Lafayette, lecturer; 6. 
Illinois, 1860; ed. Western Coll.; A. M. 
from Cornell Coll.; studied law; now 
clergyman, Omaha, Neb.; State pres. la. 
Epworth League, 1895; Grand Prelate, 
Grand Commandery of la. Knights Temp- 
lar, 1902; ed. la. Epworth Leaguer, 5 
yrs.; m. Miss Clara M. Jacobs, Toledo, 
la., 1881. Lecturer: Follies of Fogyism; 
Dreams Coming True; Near-Sighted 
Folks; The Wandering Jew; The Church 
of the Golden Lilies. Superintendent, 
1904-5, Waterloo Chautauqua and Bible 
Institute. Began Lye. work, 1902, under 
Red.; since listed with Red. only. Ad- 
dress: Omaha, Neb. 

LOVELESS, Felton M., Bureau manager; 
b. Bartow Co., Ga., Nov. 5, 1872; ed. 
Cartersville, Ga. Manager: of Alkahest 
Lyceum System since 1902, operating in 
South. Address: Care Alkahest Lyceum 
System, Atlanta, Ga. 

LOVETT, Abiel Abbot, Lyceum agt, and 
mgr.; b. Springfield, Mass., Mar. 25, 1854; 
ed. Beverly, Mass.; m. Mary A. H. Pal- 
mer, Boston, 1881. Lyceum Agent: Began, 
1886, as mgr. Fred. A. Ober lectures. Org. 
(1890) and managed since, Lovett's Bos- 
ton Stars. Address: 430 Broadway, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

LOWREY, Mark Booth (Booth LoAvrey), 
lecturer, humorist, satirist; 6. Kossuth, 
Miss., Apr. 2, 1860; ed. Mississippi Coll., 
Clinton, Miss.; traveled in Europe and 
America; m. Pattie E. Lowrey, Forest, 
Miss., Aug. 20, 1885. Director Dept. Ex- 
pression, Blue Mtn., Miss., Female CoU. 
Author: Health, Expression and Personal 
Magnetism, 1902, John. Lecturer: Toler- 
ablj^ Good People; Black Sunshine, or The 
Happy Southern Negro; Simon Says Wig- 
Wag; Health, Expression and Personal 
Magnetism. Reader: from own writings. 
Began lecturing, 1896, Miss., ind.; since 
listed with Sn., Dx., N. Dx., Mut. Ad- 
dress: Blue Mountain, Miss. 

LOWTHER, Arthur Wirt, lecturer; b. West 
Milford, W. Va., June 30, 1867; ed. 
Lebanon, 0., and Bloomington, 111.; reed. 
Ph.B. from Chaddock Coll., 1896, jtnd A.M. 
from Baker Univ., 1901; n. Jennie Emble- 
ton, Hartford City, W. Va., Aug. ?1, 1889; 
has been pastor in W. Va. and Cen. lU.; 
now in Dwight, 111. Has traveled in U. S., 



Can. and Mex. Lecturer: The Art of See- 
ing Things; The Fourfold Secret of a 
Great Life; The Mission of t')e Poet; A 
Rambler in Old Mexico. Began woric, 
1904, ind.; since listed with Ent. L. and 
Win. Address: Dwight, 111. 
LOWTHER, Granville, lecturer; &. Dodd- 
ridge Co., W. Va.; ed. at home and by 
Chau. and other correspondence courses; 
m. Elizabeth Ann Boyce, Dec. 22, 1870, 
ni. ; was Meth. minister, 111. and Kan., 
1874-1902; was mem. Meth. Gen. Conf., 
Cleveland, 0., 1896; 6 yrs. presiding elder, 
Winiield Dist., S. W.' Kan. Conf.; was 
pres. S. W. Kan. Coll.; was ed. Church 
Herald, Southwestern Advocate, and So- 
cial Ethics. Author: Atonement; Wliy 
Am I a Socialist?, pub. by self. Lecturer: 
on sociological, educational, philosophical, 
religious subjects. Began with W. Co.; 
since ind. Address: North Yakima, Wash. 

LUCE, Frank Wellington, lecturer; 6. Jones 
Co., la., Mar. 24, 1858; ed. Cornell Coll.; 
reed. D.D. from Upper la. Univ., 1897; 
became mem. N. W. la. Conf., Meth. 
Episc. Qi., 1881; served in three pastor- 
ates; then in Clear Lake, la., 1886-91; 
Hampton, la., 1891-5; Davenport, Marion, 
and Cedar Falls, la., 1895-1902; St. Loiiis, 
Mo., 1902-5; since 1905, pastor of ^'irat 
Ch., Akron, 0.; m. Mary E. Snyder, Aai- 
mosa, la., 1878. Lecturer: The Man for 
the Times; A Model Young Woman's 
Ideal Young Man; Jerome Savonarola; 
Jean Valjean. Began work, 1896, ind., in 
la.; since listed with Lab., and ind. 
Address: 168 S. Broadway, Akron, 0. 

LUCEY, Thomas Elmore ("Carol El- 
more"), entertainer and lecturer; 6. 
Union Co., N. C, Jan. 15, 1874; ed. pub. 
schs., Perry Sch. of Cry., St. Louis, and 
took special work, Chicago; journalist; 
mem. Christian Ch. (Disciples) ; Poet Tri- 
State (Mo., Ark., Tex.) Press Assn., 
1899; active in press club. Christian En- 
deavor, and evangelistic work. Author: 
Through Prairie Meadows, 1904, and plays 
and sketches. Published Alkahest Mag., 
Atlanta, Ga., 1900. Mag. contr. Enter- 
tainer: A Night in a Poet's Workshop; 
Author's Recitals; misc. programs; also 
gives Evenings of Sacred Song and Story, 
illustrated by cartoon sketches and bari- 
tone solos. Cliarter mem. I. L. A. Be- 
gan work, 1900, at Chaus., under Alk.; 
1902, reader with Quaker Quartette, un- 
der Alk., Mid., Red., Col.; since listed 
with Alk., Dix., Col., Ch., and Swn. 
Address: Eureka Springs, Ark. 

LUTGENS, Hugo, entertainer and Bureau 
manager; &. Hamburg, Germany, Oct. 6, 
1879; ed. pub. schs, of U. S. Reader, es- 
pecially of Swedish dialect; impersonator 
of plays, as The Rivals. Mgr. of Lutgen'9 
Bureau, St. Paul, Minn., managing lonal 
entertainers. Address: 903 E. 4th St., St. 
Paul, Minn. 

LYBARGER, Lee Francis, lecturer; 6. Mill- 
wood, 0., May 15, 1865; ed. Ohio Wes- 
leyan Univ., Delaware, 0., Buchtel Coll., 
Akron, 0.; m. Lydia Kessinger, Mifflins- 
burg, Pa., 1895; was instr. in Neff Coll. 
of Ory., Philadelphia, for several yrs.; 
now mem. of Philadelphia Bar. Author: 
The Science of Money; Land, Labor and 
Wealth, 1906; contr. to Lyceumite. Lec- 
turer: The Toiler and the Thief; Land, 
Labor and Wealth; Power of the Trusts; 
Railroads and Trolley Lines the Cure for 
Political Corruption (these five form a 
series ) ; single lectures, How to Be 
Happy; As You Understand It; The 
French Revolution; Napoleon: His Traits 
and Greatness; and a course of six on the 
Evolution of Love and Marriage : Sex and 
Courtship in Nature; From Tribal Society 
to Family Life; From Force to Affection 
— The Basis of Marriage; The Law of 
Heredity; How Genius Is Born; Science 
of a Happy Married Life. Began lectur- 
ing, Philadelphia, doing Institute work, 
etc., ind.; listed with Mut., 1904; now 
with Internat. and Lybarger Lecture 
Agency, Philadelphia. Address: 408 Betz 
Bldg., Philadelphia. 

LYNN, Victoria, reader; h. Clarke Co., la.; 
ed. Highland Park Coll., Des Moines, la. 
(A.B., 1893); and Greely Sch., Boston, 
Mass. (grad., 1899). Taught four years 
in Palmer Coll., Le Grand, la. Began 
reading, 1900-1, under management Miss 
Lorence Munson; 1903, reader with Tem- 
ple Quartet, under Red.; since listed with 
Red., alone or with Co. Gives: Sevenoaks; 
Short Stories from Am. Authors; or mis- 
cellaneous programs. Address: Orient, la. 


McCABE, Charles Cardwell, lecturer; 6. 
Athens, 0., Oct. 11, 1830; ed. Ohio Wes- 
leyan Univ., Delaware, 0. (A.M.); reed. 
D.D. from Walden Univ., Nashville, Tenn.; 
reed. LL.D.; m. Rebecca Peters, Ironton, 
O., July 5, 1860; entered Ohio Conf. Meth. 
Episc. Ch., 1860; chaplain 122nd Ohio Inf., 
1862; captured at battle of Winchester; 
was in Libby prison 4 months; rejoined 
his regt., but soon after went into service 



of the Cliristian Comnin., for which he 
raised large sums; after war became pas- 
tor at Portsmouth, 0., and financial agt. 
Ohio Wesleyan Univ.; in 1868 agt., and 
later asst. corr. sec. Bd. of Ch. Extension 
Meth. Episc. Ch.; 1884 sec. Missionary 
Meth. Episc. Ch. His work as sec. added 
half a million dollars to the annual in- 
come of that soc. Elected chancellor Am. 
Univ., Washington, Dec. 10, 1902. Elected 
Bishop Meth. Episc. Ch. Lecturer: The 
Bright Side of Life in Libby Prison; 
Mexico; South America. Began lectur- 
ing, 1880, ind.; since ind. most of the 
time. Address: Normandie Hotel, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 
Died: New York City, Dec. 19th, 190G. 

McCAIN, George Nox, lecturer; b. Pittsburg, 
Pa., Jan. 27, 1856; ed. Pittsburg High 
Sch., Scientific Institute, Mt. Pleasant, 
Pa.; reed. A.M., Bucknell Univ., Pa., 1897; 
m. Miss Mary V. Overholt, Jan. 21, 1879; 
Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Publisher Times and 
Mining Journal, Mt. Pleasant, Pa., 1878- 
9; city ed., 1880-6, New York corr., 1886- 
7, Pittsburg Dispatch; Washington corr., 
Pittsburg Gazette, 1888-9; on editorial 
staff, Phila. Press, 1889-1902, and since 
1904. Spl. corr. Phila. Press in interior 
Venezuela during British boundary excite- 
ment, 1896; Pa. commr. Trans-Mississippi 
and Internat. Expn., Omaha, 1898; spl. 
agt. U. S. P. O. Dept., investigating mail 
routes on the Yukon, 1901. Ed. and pub- 
lisher Colorado Springs, Col., Daily Ga- 
zette, 1902-4. Lt.-col. mil. staff Gov. 
Hastings of Pa., 1895-9; decorated Order 
of the Liberator, Govt, of Venezuela, 
1896; pres. Pittsburg Press Club, 1884-5; 
mem. Gen. Soc. Vv^ar 1812; pres. Pa. Leg- 
islative Correspondents' Assn., 1897-1903; 
trav. in North and South Am. and 
Europe. AutJior: Through the Great 
Campaign, Hist., 1895; The Crimson Dice, 
Jor., 1903. Lecturer (illustrated): Cuba, 
Belgium and Holland; Venezuela; East 
Indies; The Klondike; Mexico; West 
Indies; Farm and Ranch Life Under the 
Equator; The American Farmer's Oppor- 
tunities in the Markets of the World. 
Gave first lecture, 1878. Pittsburg, Pa., 
ind.; did little until 1897, when resumed 
work, in Phila., ind.; since listed with 
Bry. and Red. Address: 4008 Pine St., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

McCLARY, Thomas, lecturer: The Mission 
of Mirth; Sunshine in Labor; The Ameri- 
can Home; Through Ireland on a Bicycle 
Built for One; David and I in the Land 

o' Cakes; The Evolution and Use of the 
Social Nature; Evolution of the Spiritual 
Life; The Attractive Power of Jesus; 
Christian Mission of the Railway. Has 
lectured over 20 yrs.; listed with A. L. U. 
Address: Care Zue McQary, 219 W. 80th 
St., N. Y. Cy. 

McCLARY, Zue, Bureau manager; 6. Minne- 
apolis, ]\Iinn., June 9, 1872; grad. Minne- 
apolis Acad., June, 1888; attended Hamil- 
ton Univ., 3 yrs.; studied Delsarte 
Philosophy and Dramatic Art, New 
Haven, Conn., with A. C. Pote. Began 
Lye. work, 1878, reciting at beginning and 
end of father's (Thomas McClary) lec- 
tures; gave first full evening, 1881. Now 
mgr. Zue MeClary Entertainment Bur. 
since 1905, operating in N. E., N. Y., 
N. J. and Pa. Has also connection with 
vaudeville agencies. Was mgr. N. Y. 
ofllce Lab., "Dec, 1904, to Aug., 1905. 
Address: 219 W. 80th St., New York, 
N. Y. 

McCLUSKEY, Kate Wisner (Mrs.), reader; 
grad. Cumnock School Oratory, 1895; 
taught there until 1903; now dir. Dept. 
Expression, Columbia Sch. of Music, Chi- 
cago. Reader: of lyrics and love-stories: 
Kentucky Cardinal, Marpessa, Bonaven- 
ture. Land of Hearts' Desire; of modern 
drama: Browning, Maeterlinck, Haupt- 
mann, Ibsen. Reads poems to the psal- 
tery, musical instrument made for the 
speaking voice. Works much for women's 
clubs, schs., colls., and high-class Chau- 
tauquas, giving programs of readings for 
Round Tables. (Only American using 
psaltery.) Address: 2249 Sherman Ave., 
Evanston, 111. 

McCOY, Katharine Oliver, reader and lec- 
turer; b. Toulon, 111., Feb. 25, 1865; ed. 
Monmouth Coll., 111. (B.S., 1886); North- 
western Univ.; Emerson Coll. of Ory., 
Boston; in. Dr. Clem Dennin McCoy, 
M.D., Monmouth, 111., 1902. Taught in 
Albert Lea Coll., Minn., 1887-1888; in 
Hamline Univ., Minn., 1889; organizer, 
1892, and dir., 1892-4, of Sch. of Ory., 
Cornell Coll., la. Reader: Dr. Luke of the 
Labrador; The Little Minister; Drum- 
tochty Folk; The Play Actress; Enoch 
Arden; That Lass o' Lowrie's; The Sky 
Pilot; King Henry VIII; An Evening of 
Character Sketches. Lecturer: Robert 
Burns; The Confessions of a Literary Pil- 
grim. Began work, 1887, ind.; 1887- 
1894, ind.; 1895, with Bur.; since listed 
with Br., Red., Cen., C, Sn., Lab., Chau. 
Ent, Bur. 1901-2, recital tour of Great 



Britain, with London Bur. Address: Ken- 
ton, 0. 

McCUTCHEON, John Tinney, lecturer and 
cartoonist; 6. near South Raub, Tippe- 
canoe Co., Ind., May 6, 1870; removed to 
Lafayette, 1876; grad. Purdue Univ.. 
1889; art instruction under Prof. Ernest 
Knaufft. On art staff Chicago Record, 
1889-1901; Chicago Record-Herald, 1901- 
3; Chicago Tribune since 1903; his first 
conspicuous cartoon work being in the 
campaign of 1896. Started on trip 
around the world on dispatch boat McCul- 
loch, Jan., 1898; on board that vessel dur- 
ing war with Spain, and in battle of 
Manila Bay, 1898. In 1899 made tour of 
spl. service in India, Burma, Siam and 
Cochin China; China, Korea and Japan, 
returning to Philippines, Nov., 1899, for 
fall campaign; war corr. there until Apr., 
1900, when sent to Transvaal; joined 
Boers in interest of paper. Returned to 
Chicago, Aug., 1900; furnished political 
cartoons for Chicago Record during 1900 
campaign. Author: Stories of Filipino 
Warfare, 1900; Cartoons by McCutcheon, 
1903, McCl.; Bird Center Cartoons, 1904; 
The Mysterious Stranger, and Other Car- 
toons, 1905, Mc. P. Co. Lecture-car- 
toonist: began Lye. work, about 1903; 
since listed with SI. Address: 300 Schiller 
St., Chicago, 111. 

McDowell, Edward Burton, lecturer; b. 
near Seville, 0.; grad. Wooster Univ., 0.; 
studied medicine and practiced in Chicago. 
Lecturer: Panama in Picture and Prose; 
Samoa, the Tropical Paradise of the 
South Pacific; Through Arizona Canyon 
and Yosemite to the Glaciers of Alaska; 
The Fiji Islands (all ill. by stereopticon 
views and moving pictures ) . Began lec- 
turinsr, in Chicago, ind.; since listed with 
SI., Bry. Address: 555 E. 46th PL, Chi- 
cago, 111. 

McGIBENY, Grace Holman, reader and 
story-teller, self-accompanied on piano; 
m. Hugh McGibeny, 1885; travels with 
husband, as mem. The McGibenys; listed 
with Dkn. Address: 535 N. Illinois St., 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

McGIBENY, Hugh, musician; 6. Minne- 
apolis, Minn., 1865; ed. on the road; m. 
Grace Holman, Independence, la., 1885; 
studied violin with S. E. Jaeobsohn, Chi- 
cago, and Profs. Carl Halir and Anton 
Witek, in Berlin. Musician: Violinist. 
Began Lye. work, as mem. of McGibeny 
Family, 1884, ind.; since ind.; now mem. 

CO., The McGibenys, under Dkn. mgemt. 
Address: 535 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, 

McGURK, Daniel, lecturer; &. Pittsburg, Pa., 
Mar. 13, 1863; ed. Baker Univ., Kansas 
Wesleyan Univ. (A.B., 1893; A.M., 1896; 
D.D., 1901 ) ; Northwestern Univ., and 
Garrett Biblical Institute _ (B.D., 1893); 
m. Annie M. Lockwood, Salina, Kan., July 
18, 1889. Missionary in Argentina, 1894- 
9. Lecturer: Tom and Mary; Tongue- 
Tied Folk; Under the Southern Cross; 
Life's Equation; The Gates of Gaza. Be- 
gan lecturing in S. A., giving seven lec- 
tures in Buenos Ayres; in 1900, lectured 
in Kans., under Cen.; since listed with 
Cen. and Red. Address: 519 Garfield 
Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

McINTYRE, Robert, lecturer; ft. Selkirk, 
Scotland, Nov. 20, 1851; ed. pub. schs. of 
Phila., Pa. (1858-68), Vanderbilt Univ., 
Nashville, Tenn. (1877); reed. D.D. from 
Univ. of Denver; m. Miss Ella Chatten, 
Quincy, 111., 1877; trav. in Europe, Asia 
and Africa, 1887; ordained to ministry of 
Meth. Episc. Ch., at Jacksonville, 111., 
1878; pastor of chs. in Marshall, Easton, 
Charleston, Urbana, Chicago, 111., Denver, 
Col.; now pastor 1st Meth. Episc. Ch., Los 
Angeles, Cal. Author: At Early Candle 
Light, Meth., 1900; A Modern ApoUos, 
Meth., 1901. Lecturer: Buttoned-Up Peo- 
ple; The Evolution of Abraham Lincoln; 
The Sunny Side of Soldier Life; Thirty 
Hours in a Sunless World; Fun on the 
Farm; Esrvpt, the Land of the Pharoahs; 
The Battle of Life; The Model Home; 
The Grand Canyon of Arizona. Began 
Lye. work, 1886, in 111., under Red.; since 
listed with Red. and SI. Has given 1,900 
lectures. Address: 1033 S. Alvarado St., 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

McKEEVER, 0. D., lecturer; &. Marlinton, 
W. v., 1867; ed. Westminster, Md. 
(A.B., 1893); m. Ella Swisher, Rockford, 
W. Va., Aug., 1903; ed. Ch. paper, Buck- 
hannon, W. Va. Lecturer: The Sunny 
Side of Life; Pushing Back the Clouds. 
Began Lye. work, 1903, with Win. and 
Br.; since listed with C. and Ch. Address: 
Freeport, 0. 

McKELVEY, Charles Menoher, reader and 
lecturer; h. Fort Palmer, Pa., May 29, 
1867; ed. Independent Acad., Westminster 
Coll., King's Sch. of Ory., Western Theol. 
Sem. Lecturer and reader: Finest Selec- 
tions from the Greatest Authors; Tragedy 
and Comedy of Life; The Songs We Sing. 



Began Lye. work, Derry Station, Pa., 
1894, ind.; since ind. Address: Box 64, 
Bolivar, Pa. 

McLaren, James H., lecturer; 6. Bay For- 
tune, P. E. Island; ed. Haverhill, Bangor, 
Brown Univ., Andover and Yale Univ.; 
Ph.D. from Shady Side, New Athens, O.; 
m. Glennin Lane, Chicago; now pastor 
Windsor Park Cong. Ch., Chicago. Author: 
Calvin Paxton's Patmos, 1899, Adv.; Put 
Up Thy Sword, 1900, Rev. Lecturer: The 
Philosophy of Humor; The Inner Sun; The 
Divine Right of Queens ; The Law of War. 
Began Lye. work, 1901, booked by Win.; 
since with Win. and Red. Address: AA^^ind- 
sor Park, Chicago, 111. 

MABIE, Hamilton Wright, lecturer; h. Cold 
Spring, N. Y., Dec. 13, 1846; gi-ad. Wil- 
liams Coll. (A.B., A.M., L.H.D.), grad. 
Columbia (LL.B., LL.D.), Union Coll. 
and AVestern Reserve Univ. Trus- 
tee AVilliams Coll., Barnard Coll.; 
pres. N. Y. Kindergarten Assn.; asso. ed. 
The Outlook. Author: Norse Stories Re- 
told from the Eddas, 1882; My Study 
Fire, first series, 1890; Short Studies in 
Literature, 1891; Under the Trees and 
Elsewhere, 1891; Essays in Literary In- 
terpretation, 1892; My Study Fire, second 
series, 1894; Nature" and Culture, 1897; 
Books and Culture, 1897; Work and Cul- 
ture, 1898; The Life of the Spirit, 1899; 
Works and Days, 1902; The Great AVord, 
1905, all pub. by D. M. Co.; William 
Shakespeare — Poet, Dramatist and Man, 
1900, Mac; Parables of Life. 1902; Back- 
grounds of Literature, 1903. Lecturer: 
Idealism in American Life; Books and 
Business; American Society and Litera- 
ture; Literature as a Personal Resource; 
Dr. Johnson and His Times; Culture for 
To-day; speaks chiefly on literary occa- 
sions and before educational institutions. 
Began lecturing before 1898. Residence: 
Summit, N. J. Office: 287 4th Ave., New 

MacARTHUR, Robert Stuart, lecturer; b. 
Dalesville, Quebec, Can.. July 31, 1841; 
grad. Univ. of Rochester, " 1867 (D.D., 
1880); grad. Rochester Theol. Sem., 1870 
(LL.D., Columbian, AA^ashington. 1896); 
pastor Calvary Bapt. Ch., N. Y., since 
1870; tn. Mary Elizabeth Fox, 1870. Was 
corr. for yrs. of Chicago Standard; edi- 
torially connected with Christian Inquirer 
and Baptist Review. Author: Calvary 
Pulpit, F. & W.; Divine Balustrades, 
Rev.; The Attractive Christ, and Other 
Sermons, 1898; Quick Truths in Quaint 

Texts; Current Questions for Thinking 
Men, 1898; Leetiu-es on the Land and the 
Book, 1899; Around the World, 1899; 
Palestine, 1899, all pub. by Am. Bapt., and 
other writings. Lecturer: The Empire of 
the Czar — The Great Bear of the North; 
Elements of Success in Life; India, the 
Mysterious and Magnificent; True Story 
of the Louisiana Purchase; Shine and 
Shade from Spanish Hilltops; America's 
Great Place Among the Nations; Anglo- 
Saxon Supremacy of the Pacific; Ameri- 
can Principles in European Policies. Un- 
der Bry. mgerat. Address: 358 AV. 57th 
St., N. Y. Cy. 
MacCORRY, P. J., lecturer; ft. N. Y. Cy., 
1868; ed. Manhattan Coll., N. Y. (A.B., 
A.M.), and Catholic Univ. of Am., Wash- 
ington, D. C; is Roman Catholic priest 
(Paulist) ; trav. in Europe, Mexico and 
U. S.; mag. contr. Lecturer: The Story 
Beautiful (ill.); The Might of Manhood; 
Intemperance — Our National Calamity; 
A Ramble in the Realms of Oiildhood 
(ill.). Began Lye. work, 1896, listed with 
Col.; since with same and Co., C, Ch. 
Address: St. ]\Iary's Church, 490 Wabash 
Ave., Chicago, 111. 

MacDOWELL, AWilliam Osborne, lecturer 
b. Bedminster Tp., N. J., Apr. 10, 1848 
ed. pub. schs. and tutor (LL.D., 1902) 
apprenticed to a trade; apptd. It. vols., 
1864, but being only 16, was not allowed 
to serve; raised over $10,000 for the 
Cliristian Assn. Commission, and was in 
battles of Wilderness and Spotsylvania, 
representing C. C; was clerk in wholesale 
grocery, 1865-9; in twine and cordage 
bus., 1869; m. Josephine A. Timanus, 
Fernandina, Fla., Nov. 17, 1873. Reor- 
ganized Montclair Ry., New York, Ontario 
and AVestern Ry., and Midland Ry. of 
N. J.; planned consolidation of New York, 
Susquehanna and AA^estem R. R.; was 
pres. New York and Sea Beach Ry., and 
rehabilitated it; pres. of other Ry., steam- 
boat and manufacturing companies. 
Started successful $1.00 subscription for 
completion of Bartholdi's Statue of Lib- 
erty; founder and 1st v.-p. Nat. Soc, Sons 
of Am. Revolution; founder Nat. Soc, 
Daughters of Am. Revolution; Order Am. 
Eagle; Pan-Republic Congress; with Dr. 
Deems, Am. Inst. Christian Philosophy; 
initiated plan and work for the AA^orld's 
Liberty and Peace Bell; by invitation of 
the City of Cliicago arranged program 
and delivered 4th of July oration at 
World's Columbian Expn.; orator at Cen- 
tennial of Inauguration of Pres. AVashing- 



ton, the 600tli anniversary of the birtli of 
the Ptepublic of Switzerland, the Centen- 
nial of the Fall of the Bastile, of the 
French Republic, of the freedom of the 
Press in Hungary, and upon other pa- 
triotic Centennials and occasions; org. 
Human Freedom League, revived the 
Washingtonian idea of the Univ. of the 
U. S., and by resolution of spl. conv. 
apptd. the com. of 400 (ex-Gov. John W. 
Hoyt-, Chmn. ) , who have the work in 
hand; organizer, and from its inception 
pres. Cuban-Am. League; led in work for 
making Brazil a Republic and for federa- 
tion under a new constitution in Aus- 
tralia. Founder and 1st pres. Soc. of 
Who's Who (the intellectual leaders of 
the world ) . Is now working for a con- 
stitutional conv. as the basis for reunion 
of U. S. and Great Britain, as a great fac- 
tor in advancing the cause of Liberty and 
Peace. Autlwr: Bible of Liberty. Lec- 
turer: The Expansion of the Democratic 
Idea: or Liberty Enlightening the World; 
Cuba and Her Future Relations to the 
U. S.; The Coming Political Union of the 
English-Speaking World; The Evolution 
of the Monroe Doctrine and What It 
Stands for To-day; Abraham Lincoln: 
How He Belongs to History; The Battle 
Line of Freedom; Andrew Carnegie and 
Triumphant Democracy; Peace on Earth, 
Good Will Toward Men; and five lectures 
on What the Irish, the Germans, the Eng- 
lish, the Scotch, the French, have Accom- 
plished for Liberty. Lecturer with 
Board of Education, N. Y., since 1896; 
has been listed with Brt.; now ind. Ad- 
d7-ess: 447 Summer Ave., Newark, N. J. 
Office: 51 Liberty St., N. Y. Cy. 

MACEY, Eva Bartlett (Miss), reader and 
musician; b. Lynn, Mass.; ed. Lynn pub. 
sehs. and Emerson Coll. of Ory. (Diploma 
Curriculi Honoris, 1896). Reader: of misc. 
selections. Musician: banjoist and pianist. 
Began Lye. Avork at age of 4 as pianist; 
as reader when 10. Has been listed with 
Red., Mut., N. Dix., and G. W. Burs.; has 
filled over 2,000 engagements. Address: 
Boston, Mass. (Somerville Station). 

MACOMBER, Esther Cynthia (Miss), read- 
er; ft. Stillwater, Minn.; grad. Cal. Sch. 
of Ory., 1897, and Greely Sch. Elocution 
and Dramatic Art, Boston, 1901; teacher 
eloc. and physical training Univ. of 
Pacific since 1902; mem. N. A. E. 
Reader: Enoch Arden; A Singular Life; 
misc. Began work, at Chaus., 1902, ind., 
Pacific Grove and Shasta Retreat; since 

1902, ind. ; mem. Pacific Concert Club since 
1904; works mainly in Cal. Address: 114 
S. Crittenden St., San Jose, Cal. 

MacQUEEN, Peter, lecturer; &. Scotland, 
1865; grad. Pinceaon Univ., 1887, and 
Union Theol. Sem., N. Y., 1890; reed. 
M.A., 1893. Was pastor in Bronx, N. Y. 
Cy., 1890-92; traveled in Greece, 1896; in 
Asia Minor, 1897; war corr. during 
Spanish-Am. War, 1898; Philippine cam- 
paign, 1899; and South African War, 
1900; traveled in Russia, on Pass from 
Czar, 1901; since in South America, 
Africa, all Europe and Canada. Is Hon. 
mem. Rough Riders' Regt.; chaplain 5th 
Mass. V. M., since 1906; mem. Hellenic 
Brotherhood, Athens, Greece; mem. Mili- 
tary Order of Pretoria; hon. mem. Span- 
ish War Vets.; pastor First Parish Cong. 
Ch., Charlestown, Mass. Autlior: Around 
the World with the Flag, Qiap., 1899; 
Campaigning in the Philippines, H. J. Co., 
1900. Lecturer (illustrated) : gives trav- 
elogues in color; first to introduce color- 
photogi'aphy in lectures; Russia and 
Japan; Panama Canal and the Tropics; 
Philippines and Expansion; Turk and 
Constantinople; Childhood; Scotland and 
Burns; Morocco and Algeria; Spain, 
France, Danube River, and other lectures 
on travel. Began Lye. work, 1899, ind., 
and with Red., ^Vh., L. E. B., Etn., Dunne; 
since with same Bureaus and Mut. Gave 
1,700 lectures in 8 yrs. Address: 22 Har- 
vard St., Charlestown, Mass. 

MADDEN, Maude; see Yarnall, Maude 

MAIN, Burdette Lawson, reader and lec- 
turer; 6. Belfast, N. Y., June 14, 1877; 
ed. Genesee Wesleyan Sem., Lima, N. Y. 
(won Tilroe Declamation Prize, 1901); 
and Cumnock Sch. of Ory., Northwestern 
Univ., Evanston, 111.; m. Edith M. Hosea, 
Naples, N. Y., July 22, 1903. Instr. of 
Ory., State Univ. of N. D., 1903-5; Prof, 
of Eloc, Montgomery Bell Acad., Nash- 
ville, Tenn., and Inst, in Ory., Cumber- 
land Univ. Theol. Sem., Lebanon, Tenn., 
1905-6. Director Sch. of Ory., Genesee 
Wesleyan Sem., since 1906. Lecturer: 
Gives lecture- recitals on various authors. 
Reader: The Virginian; A Christmas 
Carol; miscellaneous programs. First 
work done, 1901, baritone Genesee Con- 
cert Co., of N. Y., under Winchell. 
Address: Lima, N. Y. 

MALLETT, Frank James, lecturer; 6, Lynn, 
Eng., Jan. 17, 1858; ed. Boys' British 
Sch., Lynn; in bus. some years; came to 


]Vll()'S 1)7/(> IN Till] JA'VEUM. 

U. S., 1884, «Mi((MO(l niinislry. Has hold 
j)osi(ions in iho pnrislios of St. Paul's, 
IMnniuotte, Mich.; SI. raul's, lU'hut. Wis.; 
I>;iraiiuo, Wyo., whore was Doan of 
Cathedral; now jiastor St. .lohn's Kpiac. 
Oh., Sliaron. Pa.; m. Mary Lon;;, l")own- 
hnm, Eng., 1881. Mom. Anthologioal Sop.; 
Pros. Boys' Intornat. Sunshine Clvib; 
elected Assoc, of Victoria Inst., London, 
1902. Eocd. Pli.D. from Northorn 111. 
Coll., 111. Author: Wit and Humor of the 
Parson, 1000, Ilol?:; Winning the Boy, 
1906, Holz: Shirking Duty. 1809. 
Mag. contr. Lcrtutrr: \Vitty Priests and 
Merry Preachers ; The Good Tinu» Com- 
ing; Is There Always Pooni at the Top? 
Began work, 1805. Mich., with Sn. Mich. 
Bur.; since listed with Sn. Mich., Mut., 
Yh]}:.. U. S. Address: Sharon, Pa. 

MANNHEIMER, Jennie (Miss), dramatic 
reader: h. N. Y. Cy.; ed. Deiitsehes Koal- 
Instituto. Kochestor, N. Y.; Hughes High 
Sch., Cincinnati. O., Univ. of Cincinnati 
(B.L., 1892), and Coll. of Music. Kloc. 
Dept.; trav. in Europe, 1006. Director 
Sch. of Expression of Cincinnati Coll. of 
Mvisic since 1900; teacher of Cry.. Hebrew 
Union Coll.. since ,lan.. 100(5; reader for 
Cincinnati Tuesday Shakespeare Circle 
since 1000; dir. Odeon Stdck C^ii. Ifeiidcr: 
]\Ierely IMary Ann; The Light That 
Failed; Some Shakespearean Heroines; 
Bergliot; Nance Oldfield; As You Like 
It; "a Midsummer Night's Dream; The 
Lion and the INIouso. Began Lye. work, 
Liberty. Ind., 1800. under Inter.; since 
listed with Inter.. C. Dkn. Address: 639 
June St.. Walnut Hills. Cincinnati. 

MANNING, Ulmer H., musician; h. Beading, 
Mass.; cd. Reading; is dir. Clioral Socie- 
ties, Clvoirs, etc.; dir. Boston Univ. Glee 
Club. Beiian Lye. work. 1003, as dir. 
Manning Glee Club, of 12 men. listed with 
Red.; since head of same co. Address: 24 
Music Hall, Boston, Mass. 

MANSHIP, Luther, Jeetitre-e)itertai)icr: 
Song and Story: The Dialects of the Na- 
tions; From the Big House to the Cabin; 
Lights and Shadows of Slavery Days. 
Under Alk. mgemt. Address: Jackson, 

MARCOSSON, Sol, viidinist; I). Ky.; studied 
music. Berlin, 18S7-02; toured in Ger- 
many. Italy and I'ingland: was 1st violin 
with Mendelssohn (>>uin((<tte Club of Bos- 
ton 1 yr. ; soloist with N. Y. Pliilharmonic 
Club 2 yrs.; head of Sol IMarcosson Con- 
cert Co. Address: Cleveland, O. 

MARKLEY, J. Monroe, lecturer; /*. 111.. Dec, 
8. 18(10; ed. schs. of 111.; ill. Minnie G. 
Smith, HI., 1880: D.l). I.rrtinrr: Wanted 
— A Man; Harp-Strings and Heart- 
strings; The Gtlier Fellow; An Unsung 
Hero of the Groat Northwest. Began lec- 
turing, 111., 1808, ind.; since ind. and 
listed with Win. and Bed. Address: 
Denver, C(d. 

MARO, E., magician; li. l>urlington. Vt., 
Sejit. 25. 1808; //). Apr. 3. 1800. ':\l(t(neian: 
also crayon artist, shadowgraphist , and 
musician; uses the aaxo])hone, and also 
the gogglepog — a one-stringed instrument 
of own invention; travels at head of own 
CO., assisted by saxoiihone (piartot. Be- 
gan Lye. work. 18S!>. in Chicatio. with SI.; 
"since listed with Bed.. Bry.. Alk.. G. W., 
TMut., Brt.. and others. Has tilled over 
2.100 ongiigemonts. Address: Ijcland, 

MARSHALL, Cam. (Marshall Bros.), musi- 
cian: h. Moulton, la., Oct. 25, 1870; ed. 
INIoullon, la. Began Lye. work, 1003, as 
tenor with Meistersinger Male Q\uvrtet; 
since with sanu' co., under Mid. mgemt. 
Address: Moulton, la. 

MARSHALL (Davis), Edward, lecturer; b. 
l''nfield Center, N. Y., 18()9; ed. pub. schs., 
Bochester, N. Y. ; news ed. Am. Press 
Assn., N. Y. Cy. and BulTalo. 1885-9; af- 
terwards Sunday od. N. Y. Press. Journal, 
World, Herald, and ed. INIcClure'a News- 
pa jier Syndicate. Articles in N. Y. Press 
lielped to secure a])pointment N. Y. State 
'J'enemenI House Committee of 1804; sec. 
same; European corr. Bacheller & John- 
son NoM'spajier Syndicate, 1805; chief 
European corr. N. Y. World, 1807; war 
eorr. N. Y. Journal, 1808; seriously 
wounded. Las Guasimas, Cuba. Corr. l\Ic- 
Clure's Newspaper Syndicate at Hague 
Peace Conference, 1800; traveled in U. S., 
Euro]io. Canada. West Indies; mem. Nat. 
Geotr. Soc. Author: The Story of the 
Rough Riders. Dill., 1808; Li/.ette: A Tale 
of the Latin Quarter of Paris. Lew. S. Sc 
Co.. 1002; The Middle Wall. Dill., 1004; 
co-author dramatization Mrs. S. P. 
Greene's Ca]ie Cod Folks, 1002. Nows- 
pajior and nuig, contr., especially on tene- 
ment house reform. Leetiirer: The Most 
Crowded Sjtot on Earth (New York Tene- 
nuMits); The Latin Quarter of Paris; 
With (lur Troops in the Trojiics; Cuba 
and Porto Rico Without Prejudice; Whore 
the Flag Floats Now; Yankee Volunteers 
Against the Soldiers of the W'orld. Began 
lecturing, 1894, N. Y. Cy.; since with 

WIIO'H W//(> IN Till': LYdl'J/JM. 


M(;(/'l. and irid. AdilrcHH: WZti MurHliall 
Field T'.ldj?., 

MARSHALL, Guy (MarHlifill IWoh.), rnuHi- 
'•i;iti; h. Monitor), T;i., OvX. 25, IH7f!; o.d. 
Moiiltori, ],'i. ; rn. Maml I'irtJc, MoiiKon, 
la., \HiiH. MuHicUm: 1»!ihho with MoiHter- 
Hinir<:rH Qiiaitot HJnco 190'}, under Mid. 
ir\(.ri:rnt. AddrcHH: Moulton, la, 

MARTIN, Anna Deloney, mnnoloinHi, with 
Htcrcopl icon IIIuhI r;i1,ioiiH: ('arnifal; 'J'lio 
j'riHf)n(!r of Zi-nda. Ilcdd'r: of Shakf;- 
Bpearc; Rohf-rt i'rowriin^; Alfr<!fl Tonny- 
Bon; Kalph Waldo Krn«rHon; An Evening 
with the PoetH; Dialect Stories of Vari- 
ous Nations; T'oems and Short Storiea; 
The Twentieth Century; Around the 
World with a Kinetoscope. Addrenn: 1230 
Arnrilerdam Ave., N. Y. Cy. 

MARTIN, Blanche C, reader and leetnn-r; 
b. Chfirlottetown, Prinee Kdward Island, 
Apr. 2.3, 1808; grad. Kmerson CoJI. of 
Ory., 189.3; took post- (graduate work 
there; since studied with Leiand T. Pow- 
ers; m. Aaron S. Martin, Walthann, Mass., 
Apr. 1.3, 1880; teacher Ory. and I'sycho- 
physical Culture, Lasell Sern., Auburndale, 
Mass., since 1890. Advocate of sleeping 
out-of-doors, and inventor of fjiazza bed- 
room, JjcMurer: Women for Homes; 
Psycho-physical Culture; Sleeping Out of 
Doors; The Art of Listening; The True 
Woman. Reader: If I Were King; The 
Sunken Bell; Merchant of Venice; Se- 
lected Scenes from ShakesjHjare; Ben 
Hur; The Transfiguration of Miss 
Philura Kice; Misc. programs. Began 
work, 1890, ind.; mf(Stly before women's 
clubs until lOO.'i; listed with Brt. and 
B. and S. AddroHH: 390 Moody St., 
Waltharn, Mass. 

MARTIN, Richard S., lecturer; h. C1)icago, 
III., Mar. 13, I8.50; ed. Chicago Univ. and 
"C. L. S. C, N, Y." fgrad.); w. Hannah 
Davis, Hebron, Ind., -June 2.5, 1889. Spe- 
cial envoy to Cuba, sent by McKinley; 
v.-p. Cliicago Ministers' Union, and v. -p. 
World's Fair Keligious O'mg., 1893; min- 
ister of gospel, 1.5 yrs. Authf/r: Cliildren 
of the Clergy; Royal Secret of Morg. 
Bayne; Under the Palms; Over the Sea; 
Upper and Underworld Tours; Mother, 
Home and Heaven; and others. Lecturer: 
Cuha, and the Caribbean Sea; America, 
Its Delights, Dangers and Delusions; 
Dawn of the Oolden Age; Life's Ladder. 
Began lecturing, 1900, ind.; since ind. 
Entertainer: mgr. of "Martin Family," 
consisting of self, wife, and four children, 

giving concerts and recitals. Addrenn: 
375 Uickens Ave., Cliicago, 111. 

MAXFIELD, Clarence Emory, lecturer; h. 
Fort Ann, N. Y., .(nly 20, I8r,7; ed. VM- 
gate Univ.; m., Ist, Delhi, Stewart, W<d- 
eott, N. v., 1883; 2d, F'^rnrna C. iJlenman, 
Detrfdt, Mich., 1890. Has held pastorates 
in Bapt. Chs. in Ilion anrl VVatcrtown, 
N. v., Detroit, Bay City, Uenton Harbor, 
Mich.; now pastor in Detroit for second 
time. Ijccturer: I'.ackbfine; 'f^e Sort 
That Wins. Began Lye. work, 1901, with 
Chi.; since, listed with Chi. and Red. 
AddreHH: 381 Ferdinand Ave., Detroit, 

MAY, Anna Loy (Miss), reader: Misc. Be- 
gan Lye. woik as reader with Old Home- 
ste.'id Male Quartet (2 yrs.) ; then head 
of own CO., Anna f>oy May Concert C>>. ; 
listed with Emp. Addrenn: 109 Bank St., 
Dayton, 0. 

MAY, Eugene, lecturer; ed. S. 111. Coll., Baker 
CJniv., Kan. (D.D.), and Heidelberg (Jniv. 
{\j\j.\).}; trav. in Europe, Cuba, Philip- 
jdn'-s, (jhina and Japan. Is graduate of 
C. L. S. C. ; was teacher of eloc. and was 
also minister, Meth, Episc, Ch. he'lurer: 
With a Knapsack Through Switzerland 
and Up the Matterhorn Mountain; Come- 
Up-Smiling; 'fhe Passion Play of f^ber- 
ammergau; The Land of Shillalah and 
Shamrock; In the Heart of the Sierras; 
Glimpses of Paul in Rome; With a 
Bicycle Through the Yellowstone; Cuba 
Struggling Into Light; Old and New 
.lapnn; Unknown China; and other sub- 
jects. Began lecturing abotit 1890; listed 
by Alk. and other Burs.; has filled over 
J, .500 engagements. Addrenn: 3422 Brown 
St., Mt. Pleasant, Washington, D, C, 

MEAKIN, John Phillips, lecturer and 
rearler; h. England, .July 9, 1851; ed, 
England; Chicago Sch. of Music and Dra- 
matic Art; and National Coll. of Music 
and I>ramatic Art.; m. Miss Sarah F. WoJ- 
cott, Nov, 25, 1872, Reader: dramatic; 
of Wilcox, Riley, Field, and others. 
Lecturer: on fraternal and semi -religious 
subjects. Began lecturing, about 1880, 
ind.; since ind. Has worked mainly in the 
West. AddreHH: 234 L St., Salt Lake 
City, Utah. 

MERTON, Hal; see Peterkin, W. G. 

MESSER, C. P., mc.m. Hawthorne Musical 
Club, playing cornet, organ chimes, piano, 
mandolin, Swiss bells and French horn. 
AddreHH: Care Hawthorne Musical Club, 



Peabody, Mass., or care American Lyceum 
Union, Rochester, N. Y. 

METZDORF, Alfred, musician; ft. Cleveland, 
0., Feb. 21, 1877; ed. Cleveland Grammar 
and Hifjh Schs. ; studied violin and piano 
with Henry IMiller, Cleveland; taught 
violin, 1893-1904; org. a High Sch. Or- 
chestra; directed and coached orchestra of 
Pilgrim Institutional Ch., 4 seasons; was 
1st violin with Cleveland Symphony Or- 
chestra; is musical composer for voice and 
piano; married. Musician: Leader, mgr. 
and violin soloist of Cleveland Ladies' Or- 
chestra since 1899; ind., until 1904; since 
listed with SI. and Bry. Address: 1256 
North East 82d St., aeveland, 0. 

MILES, Robert Parker, lecturer; 6. Burn- 
ley, Lancashire, Eng., July 11, 1866; ed. 
St. Stephen's Coll., Annandale, N. Y., and 
Union Theol. Sem., N. Y. Cy. (grad. May, 
1892); ordained Presb. minister by the 
Presby. of Jersey City, N. J., 1892; m. 
Miss Lena Coburger, E. Orange, N. J., 
Nov. 12, 1899; has made 7 trips to 
Europe; was pastor in N. Y. Cy. Author: 
Three Men and a Woman, Dill., 1901. 
Mag. contr.; -vATote several chapters in the 
New Metropolis, App., 1898; religious 
writer and ed. for N. Y. Journal, 1896-8; 
also contributes largely to other papers. 
Lecturer: Tallow Dips; Sparks; Night; 
etc. Began Lye. work, 1901, with Co.; 
since listed with Co., Col., C, Ch. Address: 
Blairstown, la. 

MILLER, Dewitt, lecturer; 6. Cross River, 
Westchester Co., N. Y., Mar. 1, 1857; ed. 
Fort Edward Collegiate Inst.; Penning- 
ton, N. J.; Sem. Life mem. Bibliog. Soc. 
(London); held Episc. pastorate, Ger- 
mantown. Pa. Lecturer: The Uses of 
Ugliness; Love, Courtship and Marriage; 
My Country, 'Tis of Thee; The Reveries 
of a Bachelor; and other lectures. Began 
lecturing about 1880; has filled several 
thousand engagements. Address: Forest 
Glen, Md. 

MILLER, Eleanor, reader: Les Miserables; 
I'arsif al ; Saul ; The Lost Word ; Between 
Two Silences (lectures). Est., 1903, and 
principal since, of Eleanor Miller Sch. of 
Orv.. St. Paul. Minn. Add7-ess: Rauden- 
bash Bldg., St., Minn. 

MILLER, Elizabeth Arthur, reader; b. Ken- 
sington, O.; ed. Alliance High Sch., Mt. 
Union Coll., King's Sch. of Dram. Art, 
Pittsburg, Pa., and Blackman Sch. of 
Vocal Art, Giicago, 111.; reed. M.E. from 
Temple Coll., Phila.; m. Franklin J. 
Miller, Alliance, O., 1897; was instr. in 

eloc. Mt. Union Coll., 1895-6. Reader: 
Child Life Delineations; Enoch Arden 
(with musical accompaniment); An 
Evening from American Fiction ; and misc. 
programs. Began Lye. work, 1895, ind.; 
since listed with Ant., Chrl., and Lab. 
Address: 1714 Chestnut St., Phila., Pa. 
MILLER, Franklin J., reader; 6. Lynnville, 
Pa.; ed. Easton High Sch., Lafayette Coll. 
(A.B., A.M.), Union Theol. Sem., N. Y., 
and Univ. of Pa. (Litt.D., Temple Coll.) ; 
m. Elizabeth Arthur, Alliance, 0., 1897; 
dir. Temple Coll. Sch. of Ory., 1897-1905; 
of Miller Coll. of Ory., since 1905. 
Author: Lessons in Elocution, Voice, Ac- 
tion; First Steps in Public Speaking; 
Vocal and Literary Interpretation of 
Biblical Masterpieces. Reader: A Singu- 
lar Life; David Harum; The Sleeping 
Car; Glimpses of Nature; James Whit- 
comb Riley; Eugene Field; Paul Laurence 
Dunbar; Rudyard Kipling; Fred Emerson 
Brooks; Old Testament Masterpieces; The 
Bible as a Literature; Ruth; The Epic 
Story of the Desert Prophet; The Orations 
of Isaiah on the Assyrian Invasion; The 
Song of Songs — a Drama of Love; Job — 
a Tragedy of the Soul. Lecturer: The 
Great Stone Face. Began Lye. work, 
1901, Phila., ind.; since ind. Address: 
1714 Chestnut St., Phila., Pa. 

MILLER, Gertrude Goodwin (Miss), reader: 
misc. selections. Began Lye. work, about 
1901; now mem. Concert Favorites, under 
mgemt. Ch. Bur. Address: 271 Lincoln 
Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

MILLER, Polk, entertainer; 6. Prince Ed- 
ward Co., Va., Aug., 1844; was in 0. S. A.; 
entered drug bus., Richmond; now pres. 
Polk Miller Drug Co. and Miller-Childrey 
Co. Entertainer: Old Times Down South, 
consisting of dialect stories, songs, and 
recitations; is accompanied and assisted 
by Old South Quartet, singing plantation 
songs. Began Lye. work, 1894 (1st negro 
dialectician on platform) ; has been under 
mgemt. Red., Bry., Pnd., Alk. and Sn. 
Address: 834 E. Main St., Richmond, Va. 

MILLS, Walter Thomas, lecturer; h. Duane, 
N. Y., May 11, 1856; ed. pub. schs., Ober- 
lin Coll. (A.M., 1891); Wooster Univ., 
A.B., 1885; A.M., 1889; m. Hilda F. Volck, 
Chicago, Oct. 17, 1898. Active in politics; 
one of eds. of New York Voice, 1885-7; 
ed. Statesman Mag., Cliicago, 1887-90; in 
business, 1890-3; Ist internat. del. Am. 
Federation of Labor to British Trades 
Cong., 1892; chmn. G€n. Com. on Labor 
Congresses, World's Columbian Expn.; 



spl. comnir. to Great Britain for World's 
Cong. Auxiliary, World's Columbian 
Expn.; tried to establish self-supporting 
farm sch., 1893-1900; joined Socialist 
party, 1900, and est. Internat. Sch. of 
Social Economy, of which he is prin.; 
mem. Internat. Socialist Bur., Brussels. 
Author: Science of Politics, 1887, F. & W.; 
The Struggle for Existence, 1904, Inter- 
nat. Sch. of Social Economy; Evolution- 
ary Politics, and numerous pamphlets on 
Socialism. Lecturer: The Suicide of Capi- 
talism; The Workers Must Be the Master 
Builders of the Future; The Labor Prob- 
lem and Party Politics; other lectures on 
Socialistic, educational, historical and 
economic subjects. Began Lye. work, 
1885, ind.; since booked by Internat. Sch. 
of Social Economy; has given over 5,000 
lectures; speaks in manv colls. Address: 
9620 Howard Court, Chicago, 111. 

MILNE, Saidee Vere, monologist: reads 
original sketches; Modern Progress Hand- 
icapped; Ping Pong; American Talent in 
London; Nervous Indigestion; Behind the 
Counter. Began work about 1900; listed 
with Pnd. Address: 430 W. 34th St., 
N. Y. Cy. 

MITCHELL, Charles Bayard, lecturer; &. 
Allegheny City, Pa., Aug. 27, 1857; ed. 
Allegheny Coll., Meadville, Pa. (A.B., 
A.M., Ph.D., D.D.); m. Clara Aull, Pitts- 
burg, Pa., July 6, 1882. Traveled through 
Europe, U. S., Palestine, Egypt. Del. 
Third Meth. Ecumenical Conf., London, 
1901, and Del. Meth. Episc. Gen. Conf., 
Los Angeles, 1904; now pastor First 
Meth. Episc. Ch., Cleveland, 0. Author: 
A Little Bundle of Letters from Three 
Continents, 1898; The Noblest Quest, 
1905, E. and M. Lecturer: The Land of 
the Midnight Sun; What Will Mrs. 
Grundy Say?; A Donkey Ride to Beth- 
lehem; The Land of the Czar; The Loyal 
Leaguer; The Land of Lands; The Prize- 
Taker; The Land of the Pharoahs; My 
Ideal Boy; A Man's Man. Began work, 
1881, ind.; since listed with C, Br., and 
Co. Address: First Meth. Episc. Ch. 
Study, Cleveland, 0. 

MITCHELL, Samuel Alfred, lecturer; ft. 
Kingston, Can., Apr. 29, 1874; ed. Queen's 
Univ., 1890-4 (A.M., 1894); grad. student 
Johns Hopkins Univ., 1895-8 (Ph.D..) ; m. 
Milly G. Dumble, Houston, Tex., Dec. 28, 
1899; is Fellow A.A.A.S.; Fellow Royal 
Astron. Soc, Research asst. Yerkes Ob- 
servatory, Univ. of Chicago, 1898-9; tutor 
in astron., Columbia Univ., 1899-1906; 

instr. in astron. since 1900; astronomer 
U. S. eclipse expeditions, Georgia, 1900, 
Sumatra, 1901, Spain, 1905. Has written 
numerous scientific articles. Lecturer: on 
astronomical subjects. Listed with N. Y. 
Board of Education, Am. Soc. for the Ex- 
tension of Univ. Teaching, and Columbia 
Univ. Extension. Address: Columbia 
Univ., N. Y. Cy. 

MOLINEUX, Marie Ada (Miss), lecturer; 
7;. Centerville, Calif.; ed. in Boston, at 
Chauncy Hall Sch., Boston Univ., Mass. 
Inst, of Technology, Lowell Inst. Di'awing 
Sch., State Normal Art Sch., New Eng- 
land Consy. of Music; reed. A.B., A.M., . 
Ph.D. from Boston Univ.; bacteriologist; 
assistant, Dr. W. T. Sedgwick, Mass. 
State Board of Health; teacher of psy- 
chology, essayist; for several yrs. was sec. 
Boston Browning Soc. Author: A Phrase- 
Book to the Works of Robert Browning, 
H. M. & Co., 1896; Robert Browning; 
Greater Victorian Poets, 1902. Mag. 
contr., formerly on staff of Boston Com- 
monwealth. Lecturer: Browning; General 
Literature; Scientific questions affecting 
the home; Art of foreign countries; 
Travel lectures. Began speaking before 
women's clubs, 1885, ind.; since listed 
with Lect. Assn. and ind. Address: 27 
Aberdeen St., Fenway, Boston, Mass. 

MONROE, F. H., pres. International Lecture 
Association. Address: 610 Steinway Hall, 
Chicago, 111. 

MONROE, Gertrude; see Hite, Gertrude 

MONROE, Jessie Beatrice, vocalist; studied 
with Mrs. 0. L. Fox, of Cliicago Musical 
Coll., also with Cliarles W. Clark and 
Wm. A. Willet, of Chicago, and Messrs. 
Bouhy and Sbriglia, Paris, France. Vocal- 
ist: contralto; began Lye. work, 1899, in 
Chicago, as contralto soloist with Salis- 
bury Orchestra; has been listed with SI. 
and' Mid. ; formerly mem. Louise Brehany 
Ballad and Opera Concert Co.; now mem. 
Madrigal Lady Entertainers. Address: 
6038 Monroe Ave., Chicago, 111. 

MOONEY, Charles Hubert, Pres. and gen. 
mgr. N. Dix. Lyceum Bureau; &. Findlay, 
O. ; ed. pub. schs., and Mich. ; grad. Univ. 
Mich.. 1897; m. Nellie May Turner, Mon- 
roe, Mich., Oct. 30, 1901. Dviring 1900, 
advance agt., then mgr. of Chicago Glee 
aub; agt. for Sn., 1900-3; and for Mut, 
for few months. In 1901, gen. agt. for Sn. 
in N. C, S. C, Fla., and Ga.; severed 
connection with Sn., Dec, 1903; with 
M. C. Turner and R. A. Carson organ- 



ized N. Dix., Mar., 1904. Operated from 
Louisville, until 1905; then moved to 
Columbus, Miss. The N. Dix. operates 
in Southern States only. Address: 
Columbus, Miss. , 

MOORE, William Nevrton ("Nemo"), lec- 
turer; h. near New Castle, Pa., Apr. 22, 
1870; ed. pub. schs. of New Castle, King's 
Sch. of Ory.; Eastman Coll., Providence 
Univ.; studied theology, Pittsburg, Pa., 
and Oberlin, 0.; ordained to ministry, 
Wellington, 0., 1902, where still pastor. 
Was shorthand reporter for newspapers; 
O. corr. of Talent; contr. to Talent, The 
Lyceumite and other papers and mags. 
Mem. Ministers' and Actors' Alliance; of 
Am. Acad, of Immortals; and I. L. A. 
Author: Short poems for mags. Reader: 
of own poems. Lecturer: Vision and 
Life; Captains of Industry; The World's 
To-morrow. Began work, 1895, in O.; 
ind. Still books himself, on circuit plan. 
Has conducted many courses in Pa. and 
0. Address: Wellington, 0. 

MOORE, Willis Luther, lecturer; &. Scran- 
ton, Pa., Jan. 18, 1856; ed. pub. schs., 
Bingharaton, N. Y.; U. S. Sch. for 
Meteorological Observers; private study. 
Eecd. LL.D. from Norwich Univ., 1897; 
D.Sc. from St. Lawrence Univ., 1906; be- 
came compositor and reporter on Bing- 
hamton, N. Y., Republican; on Burlington, 
la., Hawkeye; m. Mary Lozier, Closter, 
N. J., 1886. Entered U. S. signal corps 
(now weather bureau) ; rose through suc- 
cessive grades until apptd. prof, of 
meteorology, 1894, and assigned to charge 
of station at Chicago; chief of U. S. 
Weather Bureau since 1895; Pres. Nat. 
Geog. Soc. Author: Official reports; 
Moore's Meteorological Almanac, R. McN., 
1900; Moore's Modern Meteorology. Mag. 
contr. Lecturer: Meteorological science, 
and reminiscences of the " Weather Man." 
Began Lye. work, 1896, ind.; since ind. 
and listed with Cen. Residence: 1312 
Nineteenth St., N. W. Office: U. S. 
Weather Bureau, Washington, D. 0. 

MORAN, Francis T., lecturer; &. Valparaiso, 
Ind., Feb. 16, 1865; ed. St. Paul's Gram- 
mar Sch., Valparaiso; St. Charles Coll., 
Baltimore; and St. Mary's Sem., Cleve- 
land, O.; ordained Rom. Cath. priest, 
1888; has trav. throughout Europe, U. S., 
Can., Mexico and Cuba; is pastor in Cleve- 
land, 0., largest church in diocese. Re- 
view writer, and mag. contr. Lecturer: 
America's Future; Success; Man, a Chris- 
tian; Abbotsford, the Home of Scott; 

Whither Are We Drifting? Has lectured 
extensively since 1888; listed with SI. and 
Bry. since 190.3. Address: 3602 Bridge 
Ave., N. W., Cleveland, O. 

MORGAN, Frank Alvin, Mgr. Mutual 
Bureau; 6. Keokuk Co., la., Feb. 19, 1863; 
ed. Drake Univ., Des Moines, la. (A.B., 
1888; A.M., 1891); Johns Hopkins Univ.; 
Yale Divinity Sch. ( B.D. ) ; m. Harriett 
E. Paige, Terre Haute, Ind, June 25, 1895. 
Bureau nimiager: Ind. rep. Cen. Bur., 
1897; org. Mutual Bur., 1898; since gen. 
mgr., operations covering Central States. 
Residence: G450 Kimbark Ave. Office: 
Auditorium Bldg., Chicago, 111. 

MORGAN, Tom J., advance and Lyceum 
agt.; &. Belleville, 111., Oct. 28, 1876; ed. 
pub. schs., 111. and la. Lyceum agent: 
Began work, 1895, advance agt. Original 
Tennessee Jubilee Singers; with SI. as 
booking agt., 1898-1900; in company with 
C. W. Ferguson, org. Chicago Lye. Bur., 
1900, at Parkersburg, la., afterwards 
moving to Chicago; 1901, sold out to Mr. 
Ferguson; since, advance agt. for Famous 
Canadian Jubilee Singers and Imperial 
Orchestra, Hamilton, Can., and other Lye. 
attractions; org. Old Southland Quartette. 
Address: Optima, Okla. 

MORIMOTO, Kokichi, lecturer; &. Japan, 
Mar. 4, 1878; ed. Tokyo Anglo-Japanese 
Coll., Imperial L^niv. of Japan (A.M., 
1901), and grad. sch. of Johns Hopkins. 
Prof, of Hist., N. Japan Univ., 1901-3. 
Author: Life of David Livingston, 1900, 
Keiseisha, Tokyo. Mag. contr. Lecturer: 
To and Fro in Nippon; The Far East and 
the Far West; Japan and Russo-Japanese 
War; Diplomatic Problems in the East; 
Japanese History and Relations with 
America; Religion in the East; French 
Revolution; -Japanese Revolution; History 
of Civilization. First lecuired in Japan, 
1899; in Am., 1904, under Red.; since 
listed with Red., Win., Dn. Address: 
Tokyo, Japan. In America: Hist. Dept. 
Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, Md. 

MORNINGSTAR, Robert E., Bureau mana- 
ger; h. Louisville, Ky.; ed. pub. schs., 
Louisville, Ky. ; in newspaper bus., 20 
yrs. Founder, with Montaville Flowers, 
and pres. since 1898, Interstate Lecture 
Bur. Address: Bowling Green, Ky. 

MORPHET, Harry; see Bieg, Jacob. 

MOULTON, Forest Ray, lecturer; 1). LeRoy, 
Mich., Apr. 29, 1872; grad. Albion Coll., 
1894; Ph.D. (summa cum laude), Univ. 
of Chicago, 1897; m. Estella, Gillette, 



Owosso, Mich., 1897. Prof. Astronomy, 
Univ. of Chicago since 1896. Mem. Am. 
Math. Soc. ; Am. Astron. and Astrophys. 
Soc; Fellow Royal Astron. Soc; Fellow 
A. A. A. S.; mem. Circolo Matematico di 
Palermo. Asst. ed. Journal of Geography; 
holds research position in Carnegie Inst, 
of Washington. Author: Introduction to 
Celestial Mechanics, 1902, Mac; the same, 
translated into Italian, 1906; Introduction 
to Astronomy, 1906, Mac Contr. to math, 
and astron. jours. Lecturer: illustrated, 
on other worlds than ours. Began, Chi- 
cago, 1902, with Univ. Extension div. of 
Univ. of Chicago; since with the Exten- 
sion div. Address: 363 E. 58th St., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

MUMFORD, Charles, Bureau manager; b. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1840; ed. pub. 
schs.; m. Emma C. Bowen, Philadelphia, 
Pa., Jan. 14, 1869; trav. since 1869 
throughout U. S., Can., West Indies, and 
Europe. Contr. to mags, and jours. 
Bureau manager: Began, 1868, as Sec. In- 
ternat. Lecture Bur. of Y. M. C. A.'s; then 
connected with Am. Lit. Bur. as mgr. and 
adv. agt. Manager for Fisk Jubilee Sing- 
ers 38 yrs., Theodore Tilton, 14 yrs., 
Beecher, Prof. Proctor, Mrs. Scott-Siddons 
and many other famous English and Am. 
lecturers. Address: 45 Roseville Ave., 
Newark, N. J. 

MTJNSON, Lorence (Miss), reader; &. la. 
farm, about 1877; grad. dept. eloc. and 
physical culture. Highland Coll., Des 
Moines, la.; also took post-graduate 
work; has made study of Norwegian lan- 
guage and literature; worked in Chicago 
Univ.; trav. in Europe; was W. C. T. U. 
supt. of physical culture for la., 4 yrs. 
Lyceum agt.; began as booking agt, for 
Victoria Lynn; then agt. for Strd.; and 
rep. of Red. in Western la., 5 yrs. 
Reader: Little Stories of Common Folks; 
Music; Fairy Tales for Children (new 
program, which she is now preparing in 
Copenhagen ) . Began Lye work, about 
1898; gives full evenings; reader with 
Royal Hungarian Orchestra, 1905, under 
Red. mgemt. Home: Des Moines, la. 
Present address: Privat Bankers, Copen- 
hagen, Denmark. 

MURDOCK, Melanie (Miss), entertainer; 
&. Brooklyn, N. Y. ; ed. private sch., 
Brooklyn; special instruction in Boston 
and N. Y. in vocal and dramatic work, 
and in French. Entertainer: gives cos- 
tume recitals of child dialect. Began en- 
tertaining, in Boston, ind., about 1890; 

since ind. and listed with Brt. Work is 
for clubs, drawing-rooms, churches, etc. 
Address- 68 Washington Sq., S., New 
York City. 

MURPHY, Zelma Moore, reader and enter- 
tainer; 6. Sherman, Tex., 1874; ed. Sher- 
man, Tex.; A.M., North Texas Coll.; m. 
T. J. Murphy, 1898, Sherman, Tex. 
Header: Sandy; Cranford; misc. pro- 
grams; children's entertainments. Works 
much for women's clubs, teachers' insts., 
etc Began Lye. work, about 1900, ind.; 
since ind. Address: 1614 Crawford St., 
Houston, Tex. 

NAGLE, G. T., lecturer; &. New York, 
N. Y., 1860; ed. Jesuit schs., N. Y. Cy.; 
High Sch., Dubuque, la.. Coll. under 
Jesuits, and at Niagara Falls, N. Y.; 
studied philosophy (2 yrs.) and theol. (5 
yrs.) in Montreal and Quebec, Can.; reed. 
A.B. and S.T.L. Ordained Rom. Cath. 
priest, Montreal; curate at Cathedral of 
Dubuque and pvt. sec. to Archbishop of 
Dubuque; was prof. St. Joseph Coll., 
Dubuque, la.; assisted in founding 
Memorial Univ. to Sons of Veterans, 
Mason City, la., and held chair of Civic 
Virtues and Applied Patriotism. Has 
trav. throughout U. S. and Can. Lecturer: 
Washington; Lincoln; A Century of 
American Diplomacy; Lofty Peaks in 
American Statesmanship; Columbus; Civ- 
ilization's Queen; Philosophy of History; 
Temperance; Socialism; Science and Re- 
ligion. Began lecturing as student, ind.; 
listed with Univ. Extension for 15 yrs.; 
also with Mid.; now with C., Co., Ch., CoL 
Gives many special addresses, especially 
for patriotic occasions. Address: Holy 
Cross, Dubuque, la. 

NAYLOR, James Ball, reader; 6. Penns- 
ville, 0., Oct. 4, 1860; ed. Stockport, 0., 
High Sch., Marietta, 0., Acad.; grad. 
Starling Med. Coll., Columbus, 0., 1886; 
m. L. Villa Naylor, Malta, 0., Aug. 6, 
1886. Author: Current Coins (verse), 
1893; Goldenrod and Thistledown (verse), 
1896; Ralph Marlowe, 1901, Saal.; The 
Sign of the Prophet, 1901, Saal.; In the 
Days of St. Clair, 1902, Saal; Under Mad 
Anthony's Banner, 1903, Saal.; The Ken- 
tuckian, 1905, Clark; The Witch Crow 
and Barney Bylow, 1906, Saal.; The 
Cabin in the Big Woods, 1904, Saal. 
Reader: of own writings. Began Avork, 
1896, ind.; in 1904, listed with Cen.; since 



with Cen. and Red.; now ind. Address: 
Malta, 0. 

HEAD, George W., lecturer; I). London, 
England; ed. Chicago Univ. and Theol. 
Sem., Newton, Mass.; reed, degrees B.A. 
and B.D. ; was corporal during Civil War; 
m. in 1883. Lecturer (with illustrations) : 
The Bible; History and Heroes; Lincoln 
and the Civil War; Japan: The New Em- 
pire; India: The Land of Wonders. Be- 
gan lecturing, 1900, listed with Dunne, in 
Boston; now ind. Address: Norwood, 

NEFF, Silas, lecturer; h. W. Overton, Pa.; 
ed. common sch., Millersville State Nor- 
mal Sch., Yale Univ.; I'ecd. Ph.D. from 
Temple Coll., Phila.; m. H. May Hood, 
Phila., Pa., 1881; founder and })res. Neff 
Coll. of Ory., Phila., Pa. Author: Talks 
on Elocution and Oratory, pub. by Neff 
Coll. Lecturer: on psychology, education 
and pedagogy. Began lecturing, 1885, 
ind., at Pa. teachers' institutes; since ind. 
Address: 238 W. Logan Sq., Phila., Pa. 

WEHRBAS, Dorothy, musician; ed. Chicago 
Conservatory of Music and Auditorium 
Conservatory (grad. 1901). Musician: 
Violin soloist and mezzo soprano. Began 
Lye. work, 1902, with Mut.; since listed 
with Mut. and Mid. Was mem. Imperial 
Ladies' Quartet, 1902-3; with Madrigal La- 
dies' Quartet, 1903-5; now mem. Retz- 
Nehrbas Combination. Address: Care 
Talent, Philadelphia, Pa. 

NEIKIRK, S. Ezra (Killbuck), lecturer; &. 
* Tiffin, O., Nov. 20, 1866; ed. Heidelberg 
Univ., Tiffin, 0., M.A.; m. Lilian M. 
Kreader, Tiffin, Sept. 26, 1888. Mem. 
Board of Publication Cliristian World, 
Cleveland, 0.; trustee of children's home; 
Alumni Poet, Heidelberg Univ. ; York Rite 
Mason and Odd Fellow; pastor First Re- 
formed Ch., Wooster, 0. Lecturer: The 
Ananias Club, a Plea for Truth; Winning 
an Empire, un\VTitten history of the Re- 
public; Painting the Clouds. Is mgr. 
Neikirk Chau. Circuit, of three Assem's, 
Tiffin, Millersburg, Massillon. Began Lye. 
work, as " barn stormer," in college ; lec- 
turer, 1899, with W. S.; since listed with 
W. S., Ch., Co., Eberly, 0., Circuit. 
Address: Allentown, Pa. 

NELSON, Frank, lecturer: Books and Men; 
The Dignity of Life; The Life That Now 
Is; The Solution of a Problem; The Aris- 
tocracy of Achievement. Was supt. of 
pub. instruction, Kan., 4 yrs. Began lec- 
turing, about 1894, ind.; since ind. 
Address: Lindsborg, Kan. 

NEWENS, Adrian M., reader and imperson- 
ator; b. Medina, 0., Sept. 15, 1871; ed. 
Hiram Coll. and Drake Univ. (B.O.); m. 
Hattie E. Miller, Des Moines, la., Nov., 

1896. Asst. prof. ory. Drake Univ., 1894- 
6; prof. pub. speaking, la. State Coll., 
since 1896; is v.-p. A. A. S. A. Reader: 
A Message from Mars; A Singular Life; 
Some Human Nature ; The Sky Pilot ; The 
Other Wise Man; and misc. sketches. 
Was mgr. Western Lye. Bur., 1892-3. 
Began Lye. work, 1894, ind.; ind. until 

1897, when booked with Red. and Strd. 
Address: Ames, la. 

NEWHALL, Judson Lincoln, mem. Parland- 
Newhall Concert Co. since 1905-6; &. 
Hunterstown, Quebec, Can., Mar. 26, 
1870; ed. Covington, Ky.; m. Nellie 
Goodwin Kinsley, Covington, Ky., Sept. 
1, 1891. For five yrs. U. S. storekeeper 
and gauger, 6th Dist., Ky. Musician: 
1st tenor in Male Quartet; 2d cornet 
in Brass Quartet; one of four bell- 
ringers, in Parland-Newhall Concert Co. 
Began, 1898, 1st tenor with Mendelssohn 
Male Quartet, under Inter., afterwards 
Inter., SI., Cen.; 1904-5, with Dunbar 
Quartet, under SI. and Bry.; since 1905-6, 
with G. W., Mut., Red., Alk. Address: 
431 Russell Ave., Covington, Ky. 

NICHOLS, Benjamin A., impersonator: &. 
Tully, N. Y., May 1, 1871; ed. Cortland 
and Oswego Normal Schs. and reed. pvr. 
teaching from Leland Powers; m. Stella 
French," Cortland, Ang. 30, 1903. Imper- 
sonator: Sevenoaks; Marsac; and misc. 
programs, making a specialty of Mark 
Twain's works. Began Lye. work. Assem- 
bly Park Chau., 1901, ind.; since listed 
with Emp. and Mut. Address: Cortland, 
N. Y. 

NICOL, Charles A. (Nicoli). magician; &. 
Lake Geneva, Wis., Oct. 18, 1871; ed. 
Monmouth, 111. Began Lye. work, 1892, 
ind.; since ind. has filled over 3,000 en- 
gagements. Address: Monmouth, 111. 

NIEMEYER, Arthur, reader and impersona- 
tor; J). Chicago, 111., Aug., 1882; ed. Chi- 
cago High Sch. and studied privately eloc. 
and literature; 1904-5, directed Arthur 
Niemeyer Studio of Expression, Cliicago; 
1905-6, directed Dramatic Dept. Acad, of 
Musical Art, Chicago; also, 1905-6, com- 
bined with T. S. Lovett, pianist, to give 
Nieraeyer-Lovett recitals. Reader: Mon- 
sieur Beaucaire ; Nathan Hale ; The Rivals ; 
selections from Shakespeare, and miscel- 
laneous works. Began work, 1902, with 
Win.; since listed with Win. and ind. 



management. Address: 725 Artesian Ave., 
Chicago, 111. 

NOBLE, Edna Chaffee, reader and lecturer; 
6. Rochester, Vt., Aug. 12, 1846; ed. Green 
Mt. Inst., S. Woodstock, Vt.; taught in 
Rochester High Sch. and other High vSchs. 
and Acads. of Vt.; studied eloc. in Boston 
with Moses True Brown, and English lit- 
erature with Henrv Hudson; m. Henry S. 
Noble, 1872. Was"^Prof. of Ory., St. Law- 
rence Univ., Canton, N. Y. ; founded De- 
troit Training Sch., 1877; also branch 
schs. of eloc. at Grand Rapids, Mich., 
Indianapolis, Ind., Buffalo, N. Y., and the 
Chaffee-Noble Sch., London, Eng. Has 
trav. in Europe and Jamaica. Editor The 
Clover-Leaf Series of Select Readings. 
Lecturer: Shakespeare's Women; Reading 
as an Art; Literary Programmes; The 
Tunes of Speech; Charlotte Bronte; Two 
American Humorists; Impressions of the 
Passion Play; The Dance of Death (with 
reading of The Golden Legend) ; The Ring 
and the Book; The Tell-Tale Tongues of 
the Body; Matter in Motion; The Gospel 
of Laughter; The Gospel of Tears (with 
readings from In Memoriam) ; Pippa 
Passes, and Childe Roland to the Dark 
Tower Came. Began Lye. work, about 
1866. Address: (winter), Detroit, Mich.; 
(summer), Glen-Noble, Cromwell, Conn. 

NORTON, Francis Joseph, lectm-er; ft. Bally - 
haunis. Mayo Co., Ireland, 1868; ed. Ire- 
land and Cincinnati, 0.; was U. S. mili- 
tary engineer during Spanish-American 
War; has trav. in U. S., S. Am., and 
China; was architect on Panama Canal 
during 1905-6. Lecturer: 3,000 Miles 
Under Southern Skies; A Trip to China; 
Children's Lecture Entertainment; The 
Philippines; Christ in Art; Great World's 
Fairs (all ill.). Began Lye. work, 1895, 
ind.; since ind. and listed with N. Dix. 
Addi'ess: Jacksonville, Fla. 

NOYES, Edith Coburn, impersonator; ft. 
Allston, Mass., Sept. 21, 1877; ed. Lynn, 
Mass., pub. schs., and pvt. tutors; Emer- 
son Coll. of Ory., Leland Powers, Boston, 
and Mrs. Millward Adams, Cliicago, 111.; 
Avas Star Point officer " Esther," and 
chaplain Order Eastern Star, Regis Chap- 
ter, Lynn, Mass., 1901-2. Taught private- 
ly, 5 yrs.; mem. of faculty of Emerson 
Coll. of Ory. since 1900; also taught in 
own studio since 1904; makes specialty 
of impersonation and of the most modern 
teachings of the French and Italian 
schools of voice and gesture. Impersona- 
tor: Bleak House; Vanity Fair; Peg 

Woffington; She Stoops to Conquer; Much 
Ado About Nothing; Enoch Arden; Les 
Preeieuses Ridicules; An Afternoon with 
Children; A Miscellaneous Program. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1890, in Mass., ind.; since 
ind. and listed with Red., Brt. and Alk. 
Residence: 197 Washington St., Lynn, 
Mass. Studio: 246 Huntington Ave., 
Boston, Mass. 

O'DONNELL, James Francis, reader and en- 
tertainer; ft. White Plains, N. Y., Oct. 24, 
1860; ed. pub. schs., Christian Brothers 
Sch., N. Y. Cy., and Cleveland Sch. of 
Eloc. and Ory., (M.O.). Followed sea 
seven years, visiting ports in Europe, 
S. A., Sandwich Islands, Newfoundland, 
Labrador, West Indies and California; 
and then became pilot on Great Lakes, 
rising to chief mate, and in 1901 re- 
ceiving a Master's commn. Taught two 
years in Cleveland Sch. of Eloc. and 
Ory.; later in Hiram Sch.; mag. contr. 
Reader: The Sign of the Cross; The 
Cliristian; Enoch Arden; The Rivals; 
Richelieu; The Merchant of Venice; OUa 
Podrida (a humorous miscellany). First 
entertainment in Cleveland, 0., 1896; in 
1902, listed with Nat.; since Avith Nat., 
Lab., Win., Lib., Col., Red., and A. L. U. 
During summer conducts sch. for profes- 
sionals, in Lapeer, Mich. Address: Cleve- 
land, O. 

O'KEEFE, Edward, entertainer; ft. Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., Apr. 18, 1876; ed. pub. schs., 
Phila., Pa.; m. Phila., Pa., June 6, 1900. 
Entertainer: vocalist and character im- 
personator. Began Lye. work, 1901, 
Phila., with Phdl.; since listed with Phdl., 
Ant., Bry., Red.; most of work in Phila. 
and its vicinity. Address: 2215 S. Carlisle 
St., Phila., Pa. 

OLDHAM, Leroy, reader; b. Temperance- 
ville, Va., Mar. 12, 1875; ed. Va. pub. 
schs.; m. Mabel Ray Sharretts, Baltimore, 
Md., June 3, 1905. Reader: An Evening 
with the Old-Time Plantation Darkey; 
and misc. Began Lye. work, about 1896, 
ind.; since ind. Works mainly in Va. and 
Md. Address: 300 W. Lombard St. 
Residence: 2800 Clifton Ave., Baltimore, 

OLIVER, French Earl, lecturer and preach- 
er; h. near Norris City, 111., Apr. 24, 1879; 
ed. Norris City, 111., and Knoxville, Tenn., 
and pvt. study; ordained minister, Chi- 
cago, 1902; trav. in Alaska, 1901; Mexico, 
1902; France and England, 1903; m. Miss 



Carolyn L. Williams, Winfield, Kan., Oct. 
7, 190,3. Author: The Gospel Pilot 
Hymnal, 1899, T. & 0.; Excuses An- 
swered, 1899; The Suicide of Qiristian 
Science, 1902; How Shall We Escape, 
1904, all pub. by Revell. Lecturer: Man 
the Masterpiece; and other religious and 
scientific lectures (usually in series). 
Began lecturing, ind. and listed with 
comm. of Pastors of the Evangelical 
Chs.; now with SI. for Chaus. only. 
Address: 80 Institute PL, Chicago, 111. 

OLIVER, Katharine; see McCoy, Katharine 

ONEAL, Ernest Wray; lecturer, b. Glen- 
wood, la., Aug. 29, 186.3; ed. Simpson Coll., 
Indianola, la. (A.B., M.A.) ; and Garrett 
Bib. Inst., Evanston, 111. (B.D. ) ; m. Miss 
Grace Ellinwood, Newton, Kan., Oct. 5, 
1897; is pastor in Aurora, 111. Lecturer: 
Popular Fallacies; Seeing Visions; The 
Man of the People. Began lecturing, 
1904, with SI.; since listed with SI. Ad- 
dress: Aurora, 111. 

ONSTOTT, Daniel, lecturer; 6. Jeromeville, 
0.; ed. Wooster, 0., Univ. (B.A., 1890; 
M.A., 1892), and Boston Univ. School of 
Theol. (S.T.B., 1894); m. Anna M. Long, 
Mansfield, 0., 1887; has been pastor since 
1890 in 0., N. H., and Me.; now pastor in 
Old Orchard, Me. Lecturer: Waterloo; 
The Fate of the Republic; Sons of Glory 
( Study in Genius ) ; Builders of Destiny. 
Began Lye. work, Bethlehem, N. H., ind.; 
since ind. Address: Old Orchard, Me. 

O'RYAN, P. Shelly, lecturer; b. Cashel City, 
Ireland, July 27, 1859; ed. St. Patrick's 
Coll., Thurles; Royal Coll., Maynooth, 
" The Catholic University of Ireland," 
Dublin, Ireland; Northwestern Univ., 111. 
(LL.B. ); has trav. through western 
Europe; m. Maud Marceau, St. Louis, 
Aug. 8, 1892; is now serving 2nd term as 
mem. Board of Education, Chicago. 
Lecturer: on travel and educational sub- 
jects. Began lecturing for Free Lectures' 
Bur., Chicago, 1899; now listed with Win. 
Address: 1211 Unity Building, Chicago, 

OSBON, Bradley Sillick, lecturer; 6. Rye, 
N. Y., Aug. 16, 1828; ed. Middletown, 
Conn., Sheffield Acad., Mass.; went to sea 
at ten; served in U. S. N., in whaleship, 
in Chinese navy (as comdr. ), Argentine 
navy ( as comdr. ) , on California Steamer 
Line (as officer), V. S. N. during Civil 
War (signal officer), serving under Du 
Pont, Farragut and Worden (specially 
mentioned by Farragut ) ; and Mexican 

navy (admiral). During Spanish -Am. 
war was vol. naval scout, and was first 
to discover Cervera's fleet off Island of 
Curacoa, May 14, 1898, and reported to 
State Dept.; twice in Arctic Ocean and 
once in Antartic. Served as capt., com- 
modore, and rear-admiral (two terms) 
Nat. Assn. Naval Veterans, U. S. of A.; 
founder and first commodore U. S. 
Veteran Navy; comdr. Naval Post No, 
516 (two terms); m. Eliza Balfour, Liv- 
erpool, Eng., Feb. 14, 1868. Mem. Arctic 
Club, " The Survivors of Farragut's 
Fleet; " Jibboom Club, G. A. R., U. S. 
Navy League, Nat. Geog. Soc; decorated 
by Venezuelan Govt, with Order of " The 
Bust of the Liberator." Founder and ed. 
The Nautical Gazette, 1871-1888, 1st mari- 
time newspaper pub. in U. S. Author: 
Osbon's Hand Book U. S. Navy, 1863, Van 
N.; U. S. Veteran Navy List, 1900, self; 
A Sailor of Fortune (serial in Pearson's 
Mag., now published in book form ) . Naval 
corr. for N. Y. Herald and artist for Har- 
per's Weekly during Civil War. Lecturer: 
A Bunch of Yarns, and other lectures on 
travel and adventure. Began lecturing, 
1856, for N. Y. Board of Education, ind.; 
since ind. and listed Avith Pnd. Now lec- 
turer for N. Y. Board of Education and 
U. S. Naval Training Station, Newport, 
R. I. Address: Box 5, 132 E. 23d St., 
N. Y. Cy. 

OSGOOD, L. W., mem. Hawthorne Musical 
Club, playing violin, alto horn, mandolin, 
banjo, Swiss bells, and organ chimes. 
Address: Care Hawthorne Musical Club, 
Peabody, Mass., or care American Lyceum 
Union, Rochester, N. Y. 

OTT, Edward Amherst, lecturer; ft. Youngs- 
town, 0., Nov. 27, 1867; ed. South New 
Lyme, 0., Hiram Coll., and Drake Univ. 
(Ph.B., M.O.); m. Nellie E. Berry, Wau- 
kegan. 111., 1891; is Pres. Ott "Schs. of 
Expression, Chicago, 111. Author: How to 
Gesture; How to Use the Voice, 1893, 
both pub. by H. and N.; Philip Gerard. 
Lecturer: Sour Grapes; The Haunted 
House; The Spenders. Has given 1,500 
lectures. Began lecturing, 1891, ind. and 
with Std.; since with Std., Red., Alk., and 
Dix. Was Lye. mgr., Des Moines, 1892-6. 
Address: 250 E. 61st St., Chicago, 111. 

OUTCAULT, Richard Felton, lecturer; 6. 
Lancaster, 0., Jan. 14, 1863; grad. Mc- 
Kicken Univ., Cincinnati; m. Mary Jane 
Martin, Lancaster, 0., Dec. 25, 1890. 
Started as comic artist, 1895. Creator of 
Hogan's Alley, N. Y. World, 1895; Yellow 



Kid, N. Y. Journal, 1896-7; Pore Li'l Mose, 
1901, and Buster Brown, 1902, N. Y. Her- 
ald. All these have been dramatized and 
published in book form. Lecturer: giving 
cartoon-illustrated picture-talks on his 
creations. Began lecturing, 1904, pvt. 
mgemt.; since listed with Red. Address: 
Flushing, N. Y. 

OVERS, Walter Henry, lecturer; 6, Har- 
bury, Warwickshire, Eng., Mar. 26, 1870; 
Harbury Acad., Wolverhampton Poly- 
technical Sch., Didsbury Theol. Coll., all of 
England, Taylor Univ., U. S. (Ph.B., 
A.M.) ; is mem. Erie Conf. of Meth. Episc. 
Ch.; mem. of Board of Examiners of 
same; is pastor Cli., Brocton, N. Y.; trav. 
in Europe and Western Equatorial Africa, 
being first white man to explore forest of 
Ijebu people, who made him a chief of 
tribe; m. Mary Davis Sweet, Jamestown, 
N. Y., 1900. AtitJwr: The Ijebus, 1898, 
D. & D. Lecturer: The Master Builder; 
Superstitious Customs of the Ijebus; 
David Livingstone; Henry M. Stanley; 
Travels, Adventures and Explorations in 
Western Africa. Began lecturing, 1904, 
under Emp.; since listed with Emp. 
Address: Brocton, N. Y. 

OWEN, Grace Arlington, reader; &. Keokuk, 
la.; ed. O. Wesleyan Univ. (A.B., A.M., 
Sch. of Ory. diploma); is head of dept. 
of ory., Elmira Coll., Elmira, N. Y. 
Reader: Dorthy Vernon of Haddon Hall; 
If I Were King; original adaptations of 
the best literature. Home address: Dela- 
ware, O. Present address: Elmira Coll., 
Elmira, N. Y. 

OXENHAM, Charles H., entertainer; 6. 
Devonshire Co., England, 1861; ed. Brook- 
lyn, N. Y.; m. Ella Roosevelt Thompson, 
Brooklyn, 1885; trav. through U. S. and 
Europe. Entertainer: gives moving pic- 
tures; uses anti-flicker attachment and 
other apparatus, of own invention. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1896, ind.; since ind.; has 
filled about 2,500 engagements. Address: 
630 Halsey St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

PACKARD, Alton, lecture-cartoonist; 6. 
Taunton, Mass., May 9, 1870; ed. Mid- 
dleboro, Mass., pub. schs.; Univ. of Minne- 
sota, Minneapolis; and Boston Art Sch. 
( for music and drawing ) ; m. Carrie V. 
Pettit, Minneapolis, Minn., 1894. News- 
paper cartoonist, 1889-94, cartoons ap- 
pearing in Minneapolis Journal, Chicago 
Times, Times-Herald, and Blade, Cincin- 
nati Commercial Tribune, Dayton Herald, 

Judge, Life, World's Events, etc. Car- 
toonist and lecturer: Types of Uncle Sam's 
Folks; Fun and Fancy in Form and Color; 
Funny Folks; Vanity Fair. Also sings 
original songs and reads original verses. 
First work done in Chicago, ind., while 
still in newspaper business; 1896, booked 
by R. E. Morningstar, touring Ind. and 
111.; since listed with Inter., Emp. 
SI., Da v., Sn., Red., Cen., N. Dx. Address: 
Boonville, N. Y. 

PAGE, Verna; see Gamble, Verna Page. 

PALMER, A. E., mgr. Central Lye. Bur., 
Kansas City, one of Burs, associated in 
A. L. U.; was prof, of ory., Washburn 
Coll.; org. Western Stars; was reader 
and mgr. of same for several yrs.; Kan. 
mgr. for Red.; then mgr. of own Bur. 
Address: 507 Centm-y Bldg., Kansas City, 

PALMER, Abraham John, lecturer; 6. 
Frenchtown, N. J., Jan. 18, 1847; ed. Pen- 
nington Sem., N. J., and Wesleyan Univ., 
Middletown, Conn. (A.B., 1870; A.M., 
1872; D.D., Syracuse Univ., 1885; D.D., 
Allegheny Coll., 1885); m. Emma T. 
Lacy, Oct. 13, 1874, Jersey, N. J. Was 
private Co. D, 48tli regt., N. Y. State 
Vols., 1861-1864; was 9 months Confed- 
erate prisoner; pastor in Jersey City, 
Kingston, N. Y., Brooklyn, and N. Y. 
City, 1871-87; presiding elder N. Y. dist. 
N. Y. Conf., 1887-92; pastor St. Paul's 
Ch., N. Y., 1892-6; missionary sec. Meth. 
Episc. Ch., 1896-1900; presiding elder, 
Newburg dist., N. Y. Conf.; editor World- 
Wide Missions. AntJior: History Forty- 
eighth Regiment, JSTew York State Volun- 
teers, pub. by Veteran Regt. Assn., same 
regt., Brooklyn. Lecturer: Company D, 
the Die-No-Mores; Patriotism; Heroes. 
Began lecturing, about 1880, listed with 
Red.; since with Red. Address: IMilton- 
on-Hudson, N. Y. 

PARADIS, Maud; see Lane, Maud Paradis. 

PARKER, Adella M., concert singer; ft. 
Broome Co., N. Y., 1854; m. C. M. Parker, 
1874. Began Lye. work, 1876, as con- 
tralto in Ladies' Quartette; booked ind. 
until 1891; since with A. L. U., Mut., 
Q. C, Emp., Alk., Bdg., Al., and ind. Mem. 
Parker Concert and Recital Co. Has filled 
over 1,500 engagements. Address: Bing- 
hamton, N. Y. 

PARKER, Cassius Mortimer, lecturer; 6. 
Versailles, N. Y., May 17, 1852; ed. For- 
estville Acad. Was pub. sch. teacher and 
taught among Seneca Indians for two 



yrs.; m. Adella M. Day, 1874. Has con- 
ducted many large choruses throughout 
U. S. Author and publisher of several 
collections of glees, choruses and anthems; 
Choral Crown; Convention Chimes; Insti- 
tute Echoes; Gleams of Sunshine; Song 
Messages. Lecture-recitalist : Paintings, 
Pearls and Poets; American Poetry and 
Rhyme; A Garland of Black and 'White; 
The Music of the People; Tied With Tiny 
Knots; Half Way Across the Continent. 
Began Lye. work, 1876; listed since with 
many of the leading Bureaus. Has trav- 
eled throughout U. S. and Can. Now mgr. 
Parker Concert Co. Has filled over 1,500 
engagements. Address: Binghamton, N. Y. 

PARKER, Pitt Fessenden (Pitt Parker), 
crayon artist; J). North Gorham, Me., Jan. 
17, 1873; ed. North Gorham pub. schs.; 
m. Hattie E. E. Briggs, Newton, Mass., 
June 6, 1900; was asst. gen. sec. Y. M. 
0. A., Portland, Me., Lynn, Mass., and 
Troy, N. Y.; gen. sec. Y. M. C. A., New- 
ton, Mass., 6 yrs. Crayon recitals: (a) 
ffisthetic; Seeing as a Fine Ai-t { Individual- 
ism in Interpretation) ; Simplicity in Art 
(Methods); (b) hvimorous; Between Two 
Oceans ( Our Country and Its People ) ; 
Chalk and Chautauqua ( A Summer Skit ) . 
Monologist: recites from own writings, il- 
lustrating them en route with chalk, clay 
or brush. Clay worker: aesthetic and 
humorous; Getting Ahead, by Making 
Faces; Final Values in Mud Pies. Is mgr. 
Boston Branch, Slayton Bur. Began Lye. 
work, Troy, N. Y., 1902, ind.; ind. until 
1905, when listed with SI.; was formerly 
listed with Etn., Bn., Lab. Address: 11 
Channing St., Newton, Mass. 

PARKHURST, Matthew M., lecturer; &. 
Oswego Co., N. Y., July 12, 1834; ed. 
Mexico Acad., Falley Sem., Boston Univ. 
(M.A., 1868); Syracuse Univ., Mt. Union 
Coll. (D.D., 1879). Company Comdr. 21st 
Regt., Mass. Vol., 1861-2; Chaplain Mass. 
State Prison, 1867. Grand Worthy Chief 
Templar, Mass. I. 0. G. T., and Chaplain 
Internat. Lodge, Mass.; pastor of Meth. 
Episc. Chs. in Worcester and Boston, 
Mass.; Chicago, 111., and Milwaukee, Wis., 
forty-two yrs.; five yrs. gen. agt. of 
Citizens' League in Chicago for suppres- 
sion of sale of liquor to minors; m., 1st, 
Teresa Monroe, New York, 1860; 2d Mary 
A. C. Thomson, Scotland, 1874; 1888-9, 
Prof. Pract. Theol., DePauw Univ. Trav- 
eled around the world, 1873-4, and to 
Europe, 1877 and 1880. Mag. contr. 
Lecttirer: Travels and Biblical expositions. 

Conducts Bible courses and Ch. Congresses 
at Chautauquas. Began Lye. work, in 
Mass., 1868, and Assembly work, 1875. 
Address: 1612 Hinman Ave., Evanston, 
PARLAND, Ralph Hazard, musician; ft, 
Rockford, 111., Mar. 17, 1868; ed. Rock- 
ford pub. schs.; m. Amelia Boxberger, St. 
Joseph, Mo., May 30, 1890. Musician: 
pianist, trombonist, bass; mem. Parland- 
Newhall Co., Male Quartet, Brass Quar- 
tet, Bell Ringers. Began Lye. work, 
1900, as bass with Dunbar Quartet, under 
SI.; with J. Lincoln Newhall, organized 
Parland-Newhall Co., 1905; since mem. of 
same Co., listed with Mut., Alk., Red., St. 
Address: St. Joseph, Mo. 

PARLETTE, Ralph Albert, lecturer; &. near 
Delaware, 0., Aug. 30, 1870; ed. common 
and High Schs.; grad. from Ohio North- 
ern Univ., 1891 (A.M., 1899); taught 
school for some time; twenty years in 
newspaper work, and regular contributor 
to several journals; head of publishing 
house at Ada, 0., and interested in various 
manufacturing concerns. Author: The 
Parlette and Packard Picture-Book (in 
press). Lecturer: The University of Hard 
Knocks; Pockets and Paradises; Weighed 
in the Balances; Cheerful Cliristianity; 
The Other Side of the Fence. Began lec- 
turing, 1896, ind.; since ind. and listed 
with Inter. (5 yrs.), SI., Lab., B. & V., 
C, Ch., Col., Co. Address: Marion, O. 

PATTEN, Cora Mel ( Miss ) , reader and lec- 
turer; b. Kellogg, la., Jan. 27, 1869; ed. 
Newton, la., High Sch. (grad. 1887); 
Iowa Coll., Grinnell, la., and Soper Sch. 
of Ory., Chicago (grad. 1895, receiving 
diamond medal) ; took post-graduate 
work at Soper Sch. (reed. M.O., 1896). 
Lecturer: Maeterlinck, the Prophet of the 
Soul; George Eliot, the Woman and the 
Artist; The Cultivation of the Emotions. 
Reader: Parsifal; Lohengrin; Enoch 
Arden; Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch; 
Sister Beatrice; Armgart; and other se- 
lections from the best authors. Began 
reading, 1889, ind.; since ind. Lyceum 
manager: manages, in Chicago, the only 
course jnade up entirely of readers. Is 
principal Marden Sch. of Music and Elo- 
cution, Cliicago. Address: 4703 Forrest- 
ville Ave., Chicago, 111. 

PEAKE, Frank Allen, lecturer and enter- 
tainer; b. Creston, 0., 1870; ed. Ohio Wes- 
leyan Univ. and Kansas City; reed. A.M. 
from Grant Univ., Athens, Tenn.; m. Miss 
Theda Cobleigh, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1893; 



was pres. two terms of the Southern Assn. 
of Elocutionists; now sec. of the Assn. 
Author of works on elocution. Lecture- 
entertainer: The Temple of the Muses; 
That Boy; The Humanity of Man; and 
The Satanity of Man. Reader: Hamlet; 
Merchant of Venice; Nobody's Child; 
Damon and Pythias; Ingomar; Bleak 
House; A Singular Life; misc. readings. 
Began Lye. work, 1891, ind.; since listed 
with Alk., N. Dix., Mid., Col., Cen., and 
ind. Chautavqua manaper in Fla., 1905- 
6. Address: Hardinsburg, Ky. 

PEARSON, Paul Martin, lecture-recitals; 
ft. Gillespie, 111., Oct. 22, 1871; ed. Baker 
Univ. (A.B., 1891; A.M., 1895); grad. 
student Northwestern Univ., 1894-5, and 
Harvard, 1901-2. Prin. High Sch., Cherry- 
vale, Kan., 1891-4; instructor Northwest- 
ern Univ., 1895-01; since 1902, Prof, of 
Public Speaking, Swarthmore Coll., 
Swarthmore, Pa.; 1904, became prop, and 
ed. of Talent, a mag. of the Lyceum; 
1905, est. The Speaker, a mag. of Success- 
ful Readings; contr. to mags.; m. Edna 
Rachel Wolfe, Parsons, Kan., June 11, 
1896. Leeture-recitals: Riley, Dunbar, 
Poe, Field, Harris, Lowell, and other mod- 
ern Am. authors. Began, ind., miscel- 
laneous recitals; since listed with A. L. U., 
SI., Dav., Alk. Address: Swarthmore, Pa. 

PECK, Annie Smith, lecturer; ft. Providence, 
R. I.; crad. Providence High Sch., R. I. 
State Normal Sch., Univ. of Mich. (A.B., 
A.M.); studied in Germany, and in Am. 
Sch. of Classical Studies, Athens. Taught 
in Providence, and in other high schools; 
prof. Latin, Purdue Univ.; instr., German 
and elocution; prof. Latin, Smith Coll. 
Climbed Matterhorn, 1895, Popocatepetl 
and Orizaba (first woman to ascend lat- 
ter), 1897; Funffingerspitze (Tyrol), 
1900; record ascent, Mt. Sorata (Bolivia), 
to 20,500 feet, highest point on this hemi- 
sphere vet reached by a resident of the 
United States, 1904; ascended 19,000 feet 
on Mt. Huascaran, and made other ascents 
in Peru, 1904, 1906. Official del. of U. S. 
to Internat. Congress of Alpinism, Paris, 
1900; one of founders of Am. Alpine 
Club; mem. Nat. Geog. Soc, and of Assn. 
Collegiate Alumnse. Contr. to Harper's 
Monthly and to other mags, and news- 
papers. Lecturer: Bolivia and Mt. Sorata; 
Peru and Mt. Huascaran; To the Summit 
of the Matterhorn; Switzerland; Mexico, 
with ascents of Popocatepetl and Orizaba; 
The Passion Plays of Europe; Afoot and 
Alone in Tyrol; Panama and the Isthmian 
Canal; Athens and the Acropolis; with 

other lectures on Greece. Began lectur- 
ing, on Greek and Roman archeology, 
with stereopticon illustrations, in 1890; 
listed with Pnd. and Red. Address: Hotel 
Albert, New York, N. Y. 

PECK, Arthur K., lecturer; 6. Boston, Mass., 
1867; ed. in Boston; has trav. extensively 
in Europe and the Far West; was mem. 
Mass. H. of Rep.; formerly mgr. N. Eng. 
Branch Remington Arms Co.; special corr, 
Boston Herald. Lecturer (with stereopti- 
con illustrations and moving pictures) : 
The Storm Heroes of Our Coast; Custer's 
Land and Indian Country; The Yellow- 
stone National Park; The Grand Canon of 
Arizona; The Heart of the Rockies and 
the Yosemite; The Wild West; Our New 
England Alps; Historic and Picturesque 
Old Boston; Old England; Alpine 
Scenery; Rambles in France; and others. 
Began lecturing, Boston, 1896; since 
listed with SI., Red., Etn., Wh., L. E. B., 
Brt., Hath. Address: 727 Tremont St., 
Boston, Mass. 

PEFFER, Crawford A., Bureau manager; &. 
Covode, Pa., Sept. 11, 1808; ed. Geneseo, 
N. Y., Normal Sch.; Allegheny Coll., 
Meadville, Pa. (A.B. ) Bureau manager: 
Became Pa. rep. Red., 1898; stockholder, 
see. and treas. since 1903. Address: 1224 
Land Title Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa. 

PELHAM, Fred, Bureau manager. Began 
Lye. work, 1882, as adv. agt. for Pond and 
EdAvards (now Pond Bureau) ; gen. agt. 
for Pnd., 1887-8: mgr. for Mrs. Scott Sid- 
dons, 1888-9. and Swedish Ladies' Octette, 
1889; gen. agt. for Red., 1889-92; mgr. 
for Field and Cable, Daniel Dougherty 
and Marshall P. Wilder Co., 1892-3; agt. 
for Red., 1893-7; mgr. Central Lye. Bur. 
of Chicago since 1897. Address: 415-20 
Orchestra Bldg., Chicago, 111. 

PENDER, J. T., lecturer; ft. Kentucky, Oct. 
24, 1849; ed. Grenville, Ky.; now pastor 
in Pittsburg, Pa. Lecturer: Fuss and Fun 
of a Preacher; Love, Courtship and Mar- 
riage; Character Building; Old Glory; 
Pluck; The Domain of Man; A Great Foe, 
the Saloon. Began lecturing, 1886, ind.; 
since ind. and listed with Dkn. and B. & S. 
Address: East End, Pittsburg, Pa. 

PERKINS, Eli; see Landon, Melville D. 

PERRY, Edward Perkins, reader, and 
teacher of elocution; b. Payson, 111., Apr. 
13, 1861; ed. Payson High Sch., Knox 
Coll., Galesburg, 111.; grad. Boston Sch. 
of Ory.; ni. Clara M. Gregg, Chicago, Sept. 
8, 1891. Taught eloc, Quincy, 111.; Instr. 



of Eloc, Washington Univ., St. Louis, 
Mo., since 1888-1907; in charge of eloc, 
in Mary Inst., St. Louis, since 1889; est. 
Perry Sch. of Ory., St. Louis, 1897; is 
still pres. of same. Was charter mem. 
N. A. E.; mem. of N. A. E. commission to 
inquire into eloc. work in Colls, and Univs. 
of U. S. and Can., 1893; treas. of N. A. E., 
1897-8, and v.-p., 1896 and 1899. Ad- 
dress: Perry School, St. Louis, Mo. 

PERRY, Edward Russell, lecturer; ft. Evans- 
ville, Ind., Mar. 14, 1867; ed. Lincoln 
Univ. (A.B., 1891); Columbia Univ. 
(M.A., 1894); Union Sem., N. Y. Cy.; m. 
Amy D. Lemmon, N. Y. Cy., 1894. Pastor 
First Presbyterian Ch., Williamsbridge, 
N. Y. Cy. Lecturer on social, economic, 
and political conditions; Samson Aroused; 
The Golden Cornfield; The Olive Crown; 
The Reign of the Common People. Began 

1904, as lecturer for N. Y. Cy. Board of 
Edn. Since listed with Brt. and B. & S. 
Address: The Manse, Williamsbridge, 
N. Y. Cy. 

PETERKIN, Walter George (Hal Merton), 
magician; 7j. Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 24, 
1876; ed. Brooklyn, N. Y., pub. schs.; 
owner and publisher Mahatma, 1899- 
1901; contr. to mags, on subject of magic. 
Maoician and ventriloquist. Began Lye. 
work, 1899, in Brooklyn, under St.; since 
listed with St., Lab., Wade, and Red. 
Address: 180 Ashford St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

PETERS, Madison C, lecturer; 6. Lehigh 
Co., Pa., Nov. 0, 1859; ed. Muhlenburg and 
Franklin and Marshall Colls.; grad. Hei- 
delberg Theol. Sem., Tiffin, O. (D.D., Hei- 
delberg Univ. and Ursinus Coll. ) ; m. 
Sara H Hart, Philadelphia, June 1, 1890. 
Ordained to ministry Ref. Ch., June, 
1880; for 11 yrs. pastor Bloomingdale 
Ch., N. Y. Cy.; resigned to become Bapt.; 
was pastor Sumner Ave. Bapt. Ch., 
Brooklyn, Immanuel Bapt. Ch., Balti- 
more; led People's Meeting, Park The- 
atre, Philadelphia; now pastor Bapt. Ch. 
of the Epiphany, Madison Ave., N. Y. Cy. 
Was ed. Book-World, New York, from its 
inception until 1901. Aiitlior: Justice to 
the Jew, 1899; The Wit and Wisdom of 
the Talmud. 1900; The Jew as a Patriot, 
1901; The Birds of the Bible, 1901; all 
pub. by B. & T.; The Man Wlio Wins, 

1905, Cdwl.; The Great Hereafter, 1895; 
The Panacea for Poverty; Empty Pews, 
1886; Sanctified Spice, 1895; Will Our Re- 
public Live?, 1902. Lecturer: How to 
Make Things Go; Will the Republic 
Live?; Will the Young Man Marry?; 

What the Jew Has Done for the World. 
Began lecturing about 1886, in Ind.; since 
listed with Pnd., Red., SI., Bry., Ant. Has 
filled over 2,000 engagements. Address: 
Hotel Empire, N. Y. Cy. 

PHILLIPS, Luella, reader; 6. Osseo, Mich., 
1866; ed. Webster, N. Y., Union Sch., 
Oswego Normal Sch. (diploma), Oswego, 
N. Y.; Emerson Coll. of Ory., Boston, 
Mass. (Diploma Curriculi Honoris); 
teacher of Eloc. in Miss Rounds' Sch. for 
Girls, Brooklyn, N. Y., since 1898. 
Reader: from Shakespeare, Browning, 
Lowell, Tennyson, Longfellow, Riley, 
Field, Kipling, Mary E. Wilkins, Ruth 
McEnery Stuart, and others. Began 
Lye. work, 1898, ind.; since ind., working 
mostly for churches, clubs, schs., and 
colls. Address: Carnegie Hall, New York, 
N. Y. 

PICKARD, Ward Beecher, lecturer; 6. 
Rochester, N. Y., June 1, 1853; ed. Roches- 
ter, N. Y., Genesee Wesleyan Seminary; 
m. Myra F. Gibbs, Rochester, N. Y., 1876. 
Held pastorates in Genesee Conf. Meth. 
Episc. Ch. until 1896, then with Epworth 
Memorial Ch., Cleveland, 0., until 1905; 
since 1905 pastor of Richmond Ave. Ch., 
Buffalo, N. Y. Lecturer: What Are You 
Worth?; The House That Jack Built; 
Ships That Pass in the Night; The Man 
with a Good Grip. Began lecturing, 1890, 
in N. Y., under Red.; since listed with 
Cen., Red., Bry.; now ind. Address: Buf- 
falo, N. Y. 

PICKETT, La Salle Corbell, lecturer and 
dialect reader; &. Chuckatuek, Va., May 
16, 1848; ed. Lynchburg Female Coll., 
Lynchburg, Va.; m. Gen. George E. Pick- 
ett, C. S. A., Petersburg, Va., Sept. 15, 
1863 (died July 30, 1875); shared hia 
exile in Can. after the War, and taught 
Latin in a Montreal sch. until their re- 
turn to Va. First article pub. in So. Il- 
lustrated News, 1803; writes editorials, 
short stories, poems and special articles. 
Mem. League of Am. Pen Women, 
Woman's Nat. Press Assn. Anthor: Pickett 
and His Men, 1899; Kunnoo Sperits; Yule 
Log; Ebil Eye; Jinny, all in 1900; Per- 
sonal Reminiscences of Lincoln, Davis, 
Grant, Lee, Jackson and others; Digging 
Through to Manila, 1905; Christmas in 
Old Virginia. Lecturer: The Battle of 
Gettysburg; Negro Folk -Lore; Stories of 
the Old South; Historical Studies in 
Jet; The Friends of Yesterday. Began 
lecturing and reading own works, ind., 



about 1902; now with SI. Address: The 
Ontario, Washington, D. C. 

PIERCE, Harry Raymond, entertainer; 6. 
Monmouth, Me.; ert. Me. Wesleyan Sem., 
Syracuse T'niv. and Cumnock Sch. of Ory. 
(j?ra(l. 1899); m. Zulette Spencer, 1899, 
Hampton, la. Instr. in ory., Mt. Union 
Coll., Alliance, O., and also, with wife, at 
head of own sch. Entertainer: mem. of 
The Pierces Society Entertainers, since 
1904. giving with wife two-part arrange- 
ments — in costume — from standard books 
and plays. Was mem. Chicago Grand 
Concert Co., 1899; Cecilia-Pierce Co., 1901- 
2; Pierce-Brennan Co., 1903. Listed with 
A. I;. U., Inter., Sn., Mut., Lab., N. Dix.; 
now with Brt. and C. Address: Alliance, 

PIERCE, Robert F. Y., lecturer; 6. Salem, 
N. J., 1852; ed. Salem Acad., State Nor- 
mal Sch. of N. J., and Temple Coll., Phila- 
delphia, Pa. (D.D. ); m. Anna C. Bodine, 
Trenton, N. J., 1873; toured Europe, 1900, 
1902. Was prin. instr.. Pa. Inst, for the 
Instruction of the Blind, Philadelphia; 
prin. Reading Acad., Flemington, N. J., 
and of other acads. in N. J. Author: Pic- 
tured Truth, Revell, 1895; Pencil Points 
for Preacher and Teacher, Revell, 1906; 
a number of special ser^'ices, as: Garlands 
of Praise; On Joyful Wing; Scattering 
Seed: Gospel Bells; Heart Carols; Flow- 
ers and Song; Joyful Songs; Children's 
Day; The Lamp of Life; Gleams of 
Light; World Gospel; all pub. by Am. 
Bapt. Lecturer: Our Boys; The Wrig- 
gler; Chalk talks on religious and temper- 
ance subjects; stereopticon lectures; 
Rambles Abroad; The Bard of Avon, and 
the Shakespeare Country; Under Ten 
Flags; Ben Hur; Quo Vadis; The Passion 
Play; The Glories of Switzerland; Paris, 
Historic and Gay. Began work, Phila- 
delphia, 1885, ind.; since ind. Address: 
323 Quincy Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

PIERCE, Zulette Spencer, entertainer; ft. 
Hampton, la.; ed. Des Moines High Sch., 
Ott Sch. of Expression, Oberlin Coll., Cum- 
nock Sch. of Ory. (grad., 1899) ; m. Harry 
Raymond Pierce, 1899, Hampton, la. 
Instr. in ory., Mt. Union Coll., and also, 
with husband, at head of own sch. En- 
tcrtainer: mem. of The Pierces Society 
Entertainers since 1904, giving with hus- 
band two-part arrangements — in costume 
— from standard books and plays. Was 
mem. Chicago Grand Concert Co., 1899; 
Cecelia-Pierce Co., 1901-2; of Pierce- 
Brennan Co., 1903. Listed with A. L. U., 

Sn., Inter., Lab., Mut., N. Dix.; now with 
Brt. and C. Address: Alliance, O. 
PINKLEY, Virgil Alonzo, reader and lec- 
turer; h. Girard, HI.; ed. Girard, 111., State 
Normal Univ., Normal, 111., and Nat. Sch. 
of Eloc. and Ory., Phila., Pa. (B.E.O.); 
trav. through Europe, Can., U. S. Author: 
Art of Delivery, 1880; Essentials of Elo- 
cution and Oratory, 1885. Lecturer: on 
travel and tJiemes related to the science 
and art of the spoken word; now lectur- 
ing in interests of Sheldon Sch. of Scien- 
tific Salesmanship, Chicago, 111. Reader: 
medleys and monologues; original compo- 
sitions in prose and verse. Has not read 
since Jan. 1, 1906. Began work, Cincin- 
nati, 1883. Has filled about 2,000 engage- 
ments. Began professional career as an 
elocutionist, 1879; prof. eloc. and orat.. 
College of Music, Cin., O., 1883; prof. 
sacred oratory. Lane Theol. Sem., Cin., O., 
1883-7. Has played Benedict, lago. Shy- 
lock, with various Cincinnati dramatic or- 
ganizations; was pres. N. A. E., 1901-2. 
Address: The Boardman Hotel, 9th and 
Wabasha Sts., St. Paul, Minn. 

PINNEO, Dotha (Miss), lecturer; b. Cin- 
cinnati, 0.; ed. Van Norman Inst., Rut- 
gers Female Coll., N. Y. Cy.; since 1896, 
Sec. Conn. Fed. Women's Clubs; since 
1896, librarian Carnegie Library, Nor- 
walk. Conn.; staff-lecturer New York 
Board of Education. Story-teller: A 
Story-teller's Hour, for children, or for 
grown people. Lecturer: My Book and 
Heart Shall Never Part; The True Story 
of Nathan Hale; Women's Clubs and 
Their Place in the World's Work; Why 
We Should Read, What We Should Read 
and How We Should Read; The Fiction of 
To-day; Nature in Books; Human Nature 
in Books. Began lecturing with N. Y. 
Board of Education, 1900; since listed 
with Pnd., and booked ind. Address: 5 
West Ave., Norwalk, Conn. 

PLUMSTEAD, Ellsworth Carlisle, humorou* 
reader and impersonator; 6. St. John'a, 
Mich., Nov. 11, 1863; ed. St. John's and 
Detroit, Mich.; 1880-2, with various the- 
atrical COS.; then hardware man and 
drummer; w. Bella McDonald, Detroit, 
Mich., 1887. Wlnle drummer, did much 
private entertaining; first public appear- 
ance, Nov. 4, 1898, self -booked. Since 
listed with Bry., C, Ch., Col., Co., Lab., 
Al., G. W., B. and V., Dav., Jos. Tees, 
Dix., Ant. Address: Birmingham, Mich. 

POLK, Thomas C, musician; h. Crown 
Point, Ind., May 15, 1881; ed. Richmond, 



and Valparaiso, Ind. Second bass and 
nigr. Lyric Glco Club, under SI. mgemt. 
since 1004. Address: Valparaiso, Ind. 

POLLARD, Levi Wilbur, reader; h. Eden, 
Wis., 1871; ed. Linden High Sch., Val- Normal Sch. and grad. Wis. 
Univ.; State's Attorney 4 yr.s.; Indian 
land appraiser. Author: Levi Wilbur Pol- 
lard's Poems, 1902, Don.; The Cleverest 
Man in Cleverville (dramatic novel), 
1906. Reader: of own poems and stories. 
Began Lye. work, 1903, Chicago, with 
own mgr. Address: Dodgeville, Wis. 

POTTER, Helen, impersonator; h. Winfleld, 
N. Y.; ed. pub. schs. and studied eloc. with 
George Vandonhoff; taught district sch.; 
was teacher of eloc, Falley Sem., Fulton, 
N. Y., 18()3-5; head of dept, of eloc. Pack- 
er Collegiate Inst., Brooklyn, N. Y., 
186G-8; taught eloc. in small colleges of 
Conn., 1868-71. Impersonator: in cos- 
tume, of Avell-known actors and lecturers, 
giving extracts from thoir principal plays 
or lectures. Gave first entertainment, 
1862, W. Winfleld, N. Y.; did teachers' 
inst. work, in Vt., 1873; gave 1st imper- 
sonations, Lyceum Theatre, N. Y., 1874; 
trav. alone until 1879; with company, 
1879-82; practically retired since 1890. 
Address: Box 19, Ripley, N. Y. 

POTTER, Jessie (now Mrs. Lyman), reader; 
ft. Beloit, Wi^<., 1870; grad. from Cumnock 
Sch. of Ory., ]<]vanston. 111., 1901. Render 
and monoiof/ist (whole plays a specialty) : 
The Sky Pilot; Monsieur Beauea ire; The 
Woman's Exchange; Cliristopher, Jr.; 
Twelfth Night; An Evening with Paul 
Laurence Dunbar; Scenes from Hiawatha; 
a popular program of fiction. Began Lye 
■work, Neb., 1901, ind.; since ind. and 
listed with B. & V. and Ant. Address: 
Boom 21, Losekamp Bldg., Billings, Mont. 

POUND, Edwin Aldine, lecturer; 6. Barnes- 
ville, Ga., Sept. 11, 1870; ed. Gordon Inst., 
and Emory Coll., Ga. (A.B., 1892); m. 
Lucy Murphy, Barnesville, Ga., Oct., 
189.3; has been supt. of Waycross pub. 
schs. since 1894. Since 1898 has been 
mgr. of Waycross lecture course. Lec- 
turer: Robert E. Lee; Ideals and Aspira- 
tions; The Re-ascent of the South; 
Woman's Influence on Men and Nations; 
The Splendors of the Bible; Plus Ultra; 
The CJlory of the Commonplace. Began 
lecturing about 1890, listed with Alk.; 
since with Alk. Address: Waycross, Ga. 

POWER, Frederick Dunglison, lecturer; b. 
Yorktown, Va., Jan. 23, 18.''il; grad. Beth- 
any Coll., W. Va., 1871, A.M., LL.D.; m. 

Miss Emily B. Alsop, Fredericksburg, Va., 
Mar. 17, 1874. Ordained to ministry. 
Disciples of Christ; was pastor. Pros. 
Garfield; pastor Garfield Memorial Cli. 
since 1875; chaplain Ho. of Rep., 47th 
Congress, 1881-3; Pres. Gen. Christian 
Missionary Soc; trustee U. S. Christian 
Endeavor; mem. Nat. Com. to Promote 
Univ. of U. S. Autlior: Bible Doctrine for 
Young People, 1899; Sketches of Our 
Pioneers, 1898; Life of President Pendle- 
ton of Bethany College, 1902; History 
and Doctrine of Disciples, 1904; Thoughts 
of Thirty Years. Asso. Ed. Cliristian 
Evangelist, St. Louis. Lecturer: Gar- 
field; Blockheads; The Ideal Woman; 
Among the Alps. Began Lye work, 1881, 
ind.; since ind. and with Sh. and St.; now 
ind. Address: 1307 Wallach PL, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 
POWERS, Carol Hoyt, reader; »(. Leland 
Powers, 1895; assisted in founding Leland 
Powers Sch. for the Study of the Spoken 
Word, Huntington Chambers, Boston, 
Mass.; is mem. faculty of same. Reader: 
filling platform engagements in N. E. and 
the Middle States. Address: 1800 Beacon 
St., Brookline, Mass. 

POWERS, Charlotte A. (Miss), reader; ft. 
St. Charles, 111.; ed. St. Charles, and Chi- 
cago Musical Coll. Render and story- 
teller: misc.; does some of lier work in cos- 
tume; eoach(>s for amateur plays. Began 
Lye work, 1891, ind.; since ind. Address: 
St. Charles, 111. 

POWERS, Leland Todd, reader; ft. Wayne 
Co., N. Y.; ed. Andover, Mass., and Boston 
Sch. of Ory.; m. Carol Hoyt, Boston, 1895; 
trav. in Europe and U. S. Prin. Leland 
Powers Sch. of the Spoken Word, Boston, 
since 1904. Reader: She Stoops to Con- 
quer; Monsieur Beaucaire; Borrowed 
Spectacles; Cyrano de Bergerac; David 
Garriek; David Copperfield; The Shaugh- 
raun; The Rivals; Lord Chumley; The 
Taming of the Shrew; Gringoire; Twelfth 
Night; A Christmas Carol; Bleak House. 
Originator of special form of play-reciting 
on American platform. Began Lye. work, 
Boston, under Red. mgemt. Has filled 
several thousand engagements. Residence: 
1800 Beacon St., Brookline, Mass. Offlce: 
246 Huntington Ave., Brookline, Mass. 

PRATT, Benjamin Franklin, lecturer; 6. 
Geauga, 0., Aug. 7, IS."!!; ed. pub. schs., 
Willoughby Coll., O., Eastman Bus. Coll., 
Poughkecpsie, N. Y., and Nat. Sch. of 
Eloc. and Ory., Phila., Pa.; m. Julia A. 
Garretson, of Salem, la., Apr., 1877; was 



teacher of bus. dept. Willoughby Coll., 
1872-4; is registered as M.D. in 0.; now 
pres. State Phrenological Soc. of O. 
Lecturer: Finger Marks of Civilization; 
Vibration of Language; Philosophy of 
Pleasure; Secret Springs of Success; and 
other lectures. Began Lye. work, Hol- 
land, N. Y., 1875, ind.; since ind. 
Addrcfis: 231 Bank St., Painesville, 0. 

PRICE, Ira Maurice, lecturer ( stereopt. ) ; 6. 
Welsh Hills, near Newark, 0.; ed. Deni- 
Bon Univ., Granville, O. (B.A., 1879; M.A., 
1882); Chicago Bapt. Union Theol. Sem. 
(B.D., 1882); Univ. of Leipzig, Germany 
(Ph.D. and M.A., 1886) m. Jennie 
Rhoads, Granville, O., June 13, 1882 (d. 
Sept. 23, 1905) ; traveled in Europe; reed. 
LL.D. from Denison Univ., 1903; now 
Prof. Semitic Languages and Literature, 
Univ. of Chicago. Author: Syllabus of 
Old Testament History (6th ed., 1903), 
Revell; Great Cylinder Inscriptions (A 
and B) of Gudea, 1899, Hin.; The Monu- 
ments and the Old Testament (4th ed.), 
1904, Ch. Cul.; The Ancestry of Our Eng- 
lish Bible, 1906, S. S. T. Lecturer: on 
Oriental and Biblical themes. Began 
work, 1892, with Extension Dept. of Univ. 
of Chicago; since with Extension Dept. 
Addreas: Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, 111. 

PRINCE, Leon Gushing, lecturer; ft. Con- 
cord, N. H., May 15, 1875; ed. New York 
Univ., Dickinson Coll., and Sch. of Law, 
Carlisle, Pa. (Ph.B., A.M., LL.B.); mem. 
Phi Beta Kappa; mem. Pa. Bar; Prof, of 
History and Polit. Science, Dickinson Coll., 
Carlisle, Pa. Newspaper and mag. contr. 
Author: A Bird's-Eye View of American 
History. Lecturer: The Man Who Dares; 
The Right of Way; and popular subjects. 
Began work, 1903, ind.; since listed ind. 
and Lab. Address: Carlisle, Pa. 

PROCTOR, Mary (Miss), lecturer; 6. Dub- 
lin, Ireland; ed. London, England; saw 
total eclipse of sun, Norfolk, Va., May 
29, 1900; Burgos, Spain, Aug. 30, 1905; 
and Bodo, Norway, 1896; traveled exten- 
sively in Europe and in the U. S.; mem. 
Woman's Press Club of N. Y. (hon.) and 
British Astron. Assn. Fellow A. A. A. S. 
Author: Stories of Starland, 1898, S. B. 
Co.; Giant Sun and His Family, 1906, 
S. 15. Co. Lecturer: Giant Sun and His 
Family; Story of the Stars; How to Find 
the Constellations (all ill. with stereopti- 
con). Began Lye. work, 1893, with Pnd.; 
since listed with Pnd. and has lectured for 
N. Y. Board of Education since 1894. 
Address: 159 W. 46th St., New York, N. Y. 

RATCLIFFE, Anna Belle (Miss), reader; 
ft. Village Creek, la., Jan. 22, 1878; ed. 
Waukon, la.. High Sch., Carleton Coll., 
Northfield. Minn., and Northwestern Sch. 
of Ory. ( B.O., 1901 ) ; is instr. in eloc, 
Galesburg, 111. Reader: dialect. Began 
Lye. work, Chicago, listed with Adtm.; 
now ind. Address: Waukon, la. 

RAY, Philip, Lye. agt. and mgr. of special 
attractions. Was partner with DeLong 
Rice in Rice Bur., Nashville, Tenn. 
Address: 1512 Tribune Bldg., Chicago, 111. 

RAY, "Willis, mgr. Hawthorne Musical Club; 
also playing banjo, mandolin, xylophone, 
marimbaphone, organ chimes, Swiss bells, 
and French horn. Address: Peabody, 
Mass., or care American Lyceum Union, 
Rochester, N. Y. 

RAYMOND, Jerome Hall, lecturer; ft. CTin- 
ton, la., Mar. 10, 1869; ed. Chicago pub. 
schs., Northwestern Univ. (A.B., 1892; 
A.M., 1893), Univ. of Chicago (Ph.D., 
1895) ; m. Nettie Josephine Hunt, Aurora, 
111., Aug. 15, 1895. Private sec. to late 
George M. Pullman, 1889-90; stenogra- 
pher for late Miss Frances E. Willard, 
while in Coll. at Evanston; traveled in 
Europe and Asia as sec. to Bishop J. M. 
Thoburn, completing circuit of globe, 
1890-2; sec. Chicago Soc. for Univ. Ex- 
tension, 1892-3; prof, history and political 
science, Lawrence Univ., Appleton, Wis., 
1893-4; lecturer on sociology, and sec. 
class study dept., Univ. Extension Div., 
Univ. of Chicago, 1894-5; prof, sociology 
and sec. Univ. Extension Dept., Univ. of 
Wisconsin, 1895-7; pres. and prof, econ- 
omics and sociology, W. Va. Univ., 1897- 
1901; asso. prof, sociology, Univ. of Chi- 
cago, since 1901. Traveled in Mexico, 
1899; Greece, Turkey and Russia, 1901; 
Germany and other European countries, 
1902. Lecturer: for Univ. Extension 
Division of Univ. of Chicago; course 
of six lectures on Social Aspects of 
the Labor Movement; course of six 
lectures on A Group of Social Philoso- 
phers; two courses of six lectures 
each (with stereopticon illustrations) on 
European Capitals and their Social Signi- 
ficance. Began lecturing, 1892, in Chi- 
cago, under Chicago Soc. for Univ. Exten- 
sion; since with Univ. of Wisconsin and 
Univ. of Chicago Extension Depts. Ad- 
dress: 6217 Madison Ave., Chicago, 111. 

READ, Opie, reader and lecturer; 6. Nash- 
ville, Tenn., Dec. 22, 1852; ed. Gallatin,, 



Tenn.; m. Ada Benliam, June, 1881. Be- 
gan newspaper work, Franklin, Ky.; then 
in Little Rock, edited Arkansas Gazette, 
1878-81; est. Arkansaw Traveler, humor- 
ous paper, 1883; conducted it about 10 
yrs.; since in literary work in Chicago. 
Author: A Kentucky Ck)lonel; Emmet 
Bonlore; Len Gansett; A Tennessee 
Judge; The Jucklins; On the Suwanee 
River; Bolanyo; A Yankee from the 
West; Tlie Wives of the Prophet; In the 
Alamo, 1900, R. McN.; Judge Elbridge, 
1900; Mrs. Annie Green; Up Terrapin 
River; Waters at Caney Fork; all pub. by 
R. McN.; Son of the "Swordmaker, 1905, 
L. & L.; The Carpetbagger (with Frank 
Pixlev), L. & L.; The Starbucks, 1902, 
L. &"'L.; Old Lim Jucklin, 1905, Page. 
Reader: from own books. Lecturer: on 
OAvn experiences and on literary topics. 
Began, as campaign orator for McKinley, 
1896. Address: 246 E. 6l9t St., Chicago, 

REED, Helen Beatrice; see Alexander, Helen 

REESE, Percy Meredith, lecturer; h. Balti- 
more, Md., July 25, 1849; ed. Baltimore, 
Md.; supplementing this by 30 yrs. study 
and many visits to Rome; m. 1872, in Bal- 
timore, Md.; trav. for yrs. in Europe, 
Africa and Am.; is mem. Md. Historical 
Soc. and the Archjeol. Inst.; v.-p. Md. Acad, 
of Sciences, pres. Photographic Club of 
Baltimore, and treas. Baltimore Union for 
Public Progress. Lecturer (ill.) : Ancient 
Rome and the Csesars; Early Christian 
Rome and the Catacombs; Medieval 
Rome and St. Peter's ; A Glimpse of Rome 
as it is To-day; Social Economics in 
Rome and in America; The Loveliest 
Road to Rome; A Roman Mosaic. Be- 
gan lecturing, 1891, in the Peabody Inst., 
Baltimore, Md., ind.; since ind. and once 
with Pnd. Address: 1201 N. Charles St., 
Baltimore, Md. 

REEVE, Emily A. (Miss), lecturer; 6. 
Hampton, la.; ed. la. State Coll. (B.S.), 
and Hartford Theol. Sem. (B.D.) ; was 
supt. of schs. Franklin Co., la., 1894- 
1900; trav. through Europe, and Mexico, 
touring British Isles on foot and bicycle. 
Lecturer: Patrick and the Auld Sod; A 
Bicycle Trip Through Wales, England and 
vScotland; A Visit to Italy, the Alps, and 
the Passion Play; A Walking Trip 
Through the English Lake Region and the 
Isle of Man; Mexico. Gave first lecture, 
Hampton, la., 1904, ind.; since ind. 
Header: Dialect. Address: Hampton, la. 

REEVES, Roscoe, dramatic interpreter; &. 
New Haven, Conn., Dec. 31, 1880; ed. Hill- 
house High Sch., Hopkins Grammar Sch., 
and by pvt. tutors. Interpreter 
(Dramas) : The Artisan, The Bella; 
(Readings) : Scrooge and Marley, Pick- 
wick, Story Telling, Costumed Impersona- 
tions; Lecture recitals from popular au- 
thors and courses of lectures on literature. 
Began Lye. work, 1895, in New England, 
as literary lecturer; since listed with 
Robert Grau, N. Y., Brt., and Redpath. 
Address: 124 Dwight St., New Haven, 

REITZEL, John Richard, lecturer; b. Hum- 
melstown. Pa., 1848; ed. Lebanon Valley 
Coll., Pa., and Union Biblical Inst., Day- 
ton, 0.; B.D., Yale Univ.; m. Mary Ann 
Weiss, Lebanon, Pa., 1887; has held pas- 
torates, Congl. Ch.,' Mitchell, S. D., Chi- 
cago, and Owosso, Mich.; trav. in Europe, 
Palestine, Asia Minor. Lecturer: The 
Devil and the Turk in His Own Country; 
Constantinople, or The Heart of the 
World; Eight Hundred Miles Up the 
Nile; Thirty Days on an Arabian Horse; 
Wlio Inherits Uncle Sam; One Hundred 
Thousand Graduates; Gladstone and Bis- 
marck Contrasted. Has filled over 1,500 
engagements. Began Lye. work, 1886, 
ind.; since listed with Sh., Internat., SI., 
Win., Red.; with Glz. since 1900. Resi- 
dence: 240 York St., Blue Island. Office: 
96 5th Ave., Chicago, 111. 

RENTON, Herbert Stanley, lecturer; &. Bos- 
ton, Mass., Dec. 27, 1854; learned trade 
of brass moulder and finisher, and has in- 
vented several appliances used in plumb- 
ing; trav. in Australia and New Zealand, 
and around the world; editor of Brooklyn 
Globe, 1880; corr. from abroad for Ameri- 
can Agriculturist, and for Brooklyn Daily 
Times, 1892-3; mag. contr.; now pres. 
Renton Flange Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Lecturer: Playactors; Hawaii; The Other 
Side of the World; The Cannibal Islands; 
Naval Battles. Began Lye. work, 1876, 
listed with St.; since with St. Address: 
234 State St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

RETHER, Edna Dorothea (Miss), reader 
and entertainer, giving misc. selections; 
grad. from Kee Mar Coll. (won medal for 
expression ) , and Shoemaker Sch. of Ex- 
pression, Phila. Began reading, alone, 
about 1900; later mem. Cosmopolitan 
Concert Co., listed with A. L. U. Address: 
125 E. North St., Hagerstown, Md. 

RETZ, Josephine, reader; 6. la., of French 
parentage; ed. Boston Sch. of Expression. 



Reader: The Mill on the Floss; Madam 
Butterfly; The Lost Word; misc. Musi- 
cian: soprano and accompanist. Mem. 
Retz-Nehrbas Combination under Mid., 
1906-7 ; mem. Standard Concert Co., Retz- 
Reichard Recital Co., Imperial Saxophone 
Quartette, Patricolo Grand Concert Co., 
booked by Strd., SI., and Mid. Began 
Lye. work, 1900, listed with Strd. Ad- 
dress: 1104 24th St., Des Moines, la. 

REYNOLDS, Frank Oilman, entertainer; ft. 
Boston, Mass., Sept. 24, 1852; ed. Somer- 
ville, Mass.; trav. in Europe, 1879. En- 
tertainer: giving humorous songs, read- 
ings and character sketches. Is now a 
mem. of Lovett's Boston Stars. Was 
mgr. Dr. A. E. Winship, 1871; began 
work as entertainer, 1881, under Red.; 
since listed with Red., Cen., Bry., Alk., 
St., and L. E. B. Has filled 4,000 engage- 
ments. Address: 61 Beach St., Somer- 
ville, Mass. 

RHEINFRANK, George Carl, lecturer; &. 
Milwaukee, Wis., June 3, 1864; ed. pub. 
schs., Dubuque, la., Charles City (la.), 
Coll. (B.S.); Baldwin Univ., Berea, 0.; 
Univ. of Minn.; m. Cora Kern, Minne- 
apolis, Minn., 1890. In Meth. Episc. 
ministry since 1890, holding charges at 
Minneapolis, Minn.; La Crosse, Wis., and 
other places. Lecturer: The Interroga- 
tion, or ^^^lat Is Life?; Skyscrapers, or 
Character; On the Trail of Liberty. Also 
gives Bible lectures at Cliaus., and is 
platform mgr. of many. Began lecturing, 
ind.; since with Red. Address: Dubuque, 

RICE, DeLong, Bureau manager; ft. Frank- 
lin Co., Tenn., July 5th, 1872; ed. Win- 
chester Normal Coll.; m. Mary Carr, 
Johnson City, Tenn., 1897. Bureau 
manager: Mgr. Rice Bureau. Began Lye. 
work, as mgr. Bob and Alf Taylor tours, 
gradually adding other attractions; incor- 
porated Bureau, 1903; operates over Tex., 
La., Ark., Miss., Tenn., Ala., Ga. Address: 
Nashville, Tenn. 

RICHARDS, Herbert Vavasour, scientific 
lecturer; &. Athens, Ga., 1848; ed. Provi- 
dence, R. I., and Boston, Mass.; m. Mary 
Elizabeth Wiles, Albany, N. Y., 1874. 
Lecturer: Magnetism; Electricity; Wire- 
less Telegraphy; Curiosities of Mathe- 
matics; The World Builders, or The Won- 
ders of Oxygen; Magic in Science; The 
Water World. Began Lye. work, from 
Providence, R. I., 1863, as assistant to 
Prof. W. C. Richards, scientific lecturer, 
under Red.; assistant until 1886, when 

began lecturing on own account; since 
listed with Bry., Rice, Alk., Emp., St., 
Internat. Address: 77 Bryant Ave., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

RICK, Edith C, reader; ft. Phila., Pa., 
1878; grad. from Liberty Coll. for Women, 
Kansas City, Mo., National Sch. of Eloc, 
Phila., and Neff Coll. of Ory., Phila.; m. 
Rev. W. F. Rick, Phila., 1895 (chaplain 
during late war with Spain ; deceased ) . 
Est. Rick Sch. of Ory., Williamsport, Pa., 
1900; dir. this sch. imtil 1906; 1906, 
opened Rick Studio, Pittsburg, Pa. 
Reader: Hearts and Faces (monologue), 
in costume; Madame Butterfly; misc. 
readings. Began platform Avork, 1901; 
since listed with Red., Bry. and Lab. 
Address: 5900 Penn Ave., Pittsburg, Pa. 

RIDDLE, George, reader and lecturer; &. 
Cliarlestown, Mass., Sept. 22, 1851; pre- 
pared at Chauncy Hall Sch., Boston ; grad. 
Harvard, 1874; was actor, 1875-8; instr. 
in eloc, Harvard, 1878-81; appeared as 
a]]dipus Tyrannus in the original Greek, 
Harvard Univ., 1881. Contr. to Youth's 
Companion, Boston Journal, and other 
publications. Editor: A Modern Reader 
and Speaker. Reader: Shakespearean and 
other readings. Lecturer: on literatiire 
and expression. Is lecturer and mem. fac- 
ulty Leland Powers Sch. of the Spoken 
Word, Boston. Began reading, Boston, 
1874. Address: 6 Arrow St., Cambridge, 

RIDGE WAY, Katharine, reader; &. Atlanta, 
Ga.; grad. Univ. of Washington; studied 
at Boston Sch. of Ory. and with Miss 
Emma Greeley. Render: Misc. Began 
Lye. work under Red. mgemt., 1895; read- 
er with Temple Quartet, 1895-7; head of 
own CO., since 1897. Address: 6 Beacon 
St., Boston, Mass. 

RIDLEY, Caleb Alfred, lecturer; &. Frank- 
lin, N. C, Aug. 22, 1873; ed. Wake Forest 
Coll., Mercer Univ. and Bible Sch., Chi- 
cago; m. Lulu Wilson, Highlands, N. C, 
1897. Is pastor First Bapt. Ch.. Live Oak, 
Fla.; treas. City Board of Trade, and 
newspaper corr. Avthor: Shadowing a 
Drunkard, 1904; Literature of Living, 
1906. Lecturer: The Longest Pole Knocks 
the Persimmon; An Age of Men; Mirth as 
Medicine. Began Lye. work, 1900, in Ga., 
listed with Alk. and Lib.; since with 
same. Address: Live Oak, Fla. 

RIGGS, Spillman, lecturer; &. Kenton Co., 
Ky., Nov. 29, 1863; ed. pub. sch. and Nat. 
Normal Univ., Lebanon, 0.; m. Minnetta 
Henneberger, Akron, O., Nov. 5, 1902. 



Author: Heart Poeras, 1895, self; Lecture 
Gems, 189(5, self; The Old-Fashioned 
Home, 1892, Fill. Lecturer: Musical Fits 
and Misfits; Social Fits and Misfits; Hu- 
morous Side of Life; What Is Man?; 
Heads. Began Lye. work, 1890, ind., un- 
til 1896; with private mgr., 1896-7; listed 
with Cen., 1898; since with Sh., Red., In- 
ter., Cen., A. L, U. Mgr. Cen. Bur., 
Akron, O., a branch of A. L. U., 1902-5. 
Address: 1641 Sheridan Road, Qiicago, 111. 

RIIS, Jacob, lecturer; b. Ribe, Denmark, 
May 3, 1849; ed. at Latin sch. there; m. 
Elisabeth Nielsen (died 1905). Came to 
New York and became police reporter on 
N. Y. Sun; active in the small parks and 
playgrounds movement and in tenement- 
house and social reform; sec. N. Y. Small 
Parks Commn., 1897; exec, ofiicer Good 
Government clubs, 1896-7. Author: How 
the Other Half Lives, 1890, Scr.; The 
Children of the Poor, 1892, Scr.; Nibsy's 
Cliristmas, 1893, Scr.; Out of Mulberry 
Street, 1898, Cent.; The Making of An 
American, 1901, Mac.; The Battle with 
the Slum, 1902, Mac; The Peril and the 
Preservation of the Home, 1903, Jcbs.; 
Theodore Roosevelt, the Citizen, 1904; 
also mag. articles on social and econ. 
subjects. Lecturer: The Battle with the 
Slum; Tony's Hardships; other addresses, 
on reform and sociological subjects. 
Address: 524 N. Beach St., Richmond 
Hill, N. Y. 

RIKER, Albert Burdsall, lecturer; 6. New 
Albany, 0., Oct. 19, 1852; ed. pub. schs. 
and Ohio Wesleyan Univ. (A.B., 1879; 
A.M., 1883); reed. D.D., 1888, from Ohio 
Univ., entered ministry of Meth. Episc. 
Ch., 1879; pastor Worthington, 0., 1880- 
1; Columbus, 0., 1882-4; Athens, 0., 
1885-7; Chattanooga, Tenn., 1882-91; 
Wheeling, W. Va., 1892-6; Charleston, 
W. Va., 1897-8. Mem. Gen. Conf. Meth. 
Episc. Ch., 1900; pres. Mt. Union Coll., 
Alliance, 0., since 1899; m. Mary Edith 
Davis, Dublin, 0., Aug. 18, 1881. Lec- 
turer: What Shall We Do with the Boys; 
The Mission of Culture. Began Lye. 
work, 1889, with Emp.; since with Emp., 
Bry., C. Address: Alliance, 0. 

RILEY, James Whitcomb, reader; b. Green- 
field, Ind., 1854; ed. Greenfield pub. schs.; 
reed. A.M. from Yale, 1902; Litt.D. from 
Univ. of Pa., 1904. Author: The Old 
Swimmin' Hole and T^ven More Poems; 
The Boas Girl and Other Sketches; After- 
whiles; Old-Fashioned Roses; Pipes o' 
Pan at Zekesbury; Rhymes of Childhood; 

Flying Islands of the Night; Green Fields 
and Running Brooks; Armazindy; A 
Child- World; Neighborly Poems; Home 
Folks— all B. M.; Poems Here at Home,. 
Cent., 1901; Rubaiyat of Doc. Sifersj 
Cent., 1901; The Book of Joyous Chil- 
dren, Scr., 1903; An Old Sweetheart of 
Mine, B. M., 1903; Out to Old Aunt 
Mary's, 1904; A Defective Santa Claua, 
1904. Reader: of own poems and sketches. 
Began, 1880, with Red.; since listed with 
Red. and Pnd. ; only gives ten or twelve 
weeks a yr. to this work. Address: Care 
Union Trust Co., Indianapolis, Ind. 

RILEY, John F., lecturer; b. Owego, N. Y., 
Sept., 1860; grad. Old Owego Acad.; Ford- 
ham Univ. (A.B., A.M.); LL.D., Perugia; 
trav. in Mexico, U. S., and all Europe, espe- 
cially Italy and Rome; received spl. honors 
from Leo XIII and Pius X for knowledge 
of Roman History and Archeology; m. 
Minnie B. Olds, Binghamton, N. Y., Oct. 
15, 1888; studying in archives of Vatican 
Library, Rome, 1906. Lecturer: Rise and 
Fall of Rome; Ancient Things of Rome; 
St. Peter's and the Vatican; Seven Hills 
of Rome; Churches of Rome; Bird's-eye 
View of Rome; Rome of To-day and 
Yesterday; Pagan and Christian Rome; 
The Heart of Rome. Began Lye. work, 
1896, ind.; then under mgemt. Parlor 
City Bur., Binghamton; now booked by 
secretary, G. A. Ray. Address: Bingham- 
ton, N. Y. 
ROBERSON, Frank Remont, lecturer; 6. 
New York City, 1870; ed. Albany, N. Y., 
Acad., Albany Normal Coll., Univ. of 
Vienna. Has been 3 times around the 
world, making one 5-yr. trip; 11 times in 
Continental Europe; presented to Queen 
Victoria, Sultan of Turkey, Leo XllI; in 
Philippines, China War, 1893-4; S. Africa, 
1900; with relief expedition to St. Pierre, 
Martinique, after eruption of Mont Pelee. 
Lecturer: on Japan, Russia; China; India; 
Norway; Europe; South Africa; The 
Last Daj'S of St. Pierre; The Destiny of 
the Far East. Began lecturing, 1892, in 
Omaha, Neb., ind.; since listed with Red., 
SI., Etn. Address: Walden, N. Y. 

ROBERTS, James Crawford, lecturer; 6. 
Steubenville, 0., Aug. 27, 1865; ed. Ohio 
Wesleyan Univ. (A.B., 1892; A.M., 1894), 
and Boston Univ. Sch. of Theol. (S.T.B., 
1895); won Ohio State Prohibition Ora- 
torical contest, 1892, and was second in 
similar contest in Mass., 1894; joined 
Central O. Conf. Meth. Episc. Ch., 1895; 
financial sec. Lakeside Assy., two yrs.; 



since 1900 pastor Meth. Episc. Ch., Wapa- 
koneta, O.; m. Bertha M. Cameron, Sun- 
bury, 0., June 14, 1893. Author: The 
Triumph of Truth, 1892; Universal Peace, 
Evans, 1892. Lecturer: Benedict Arnold; 
The Tragedy of Life. Began, 1903, ind. 
Address: Wapakoneta, O. 

ROBERTSON, Daniel W., entertainer; 6. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., May 25, 1858; ed. in 
Brooklyn. Traveled extensively in 
Europe and throughout U. S. and Canada. 
Entertainer: by Moving Pictures; owner 
and mgr. ten companies; began in the Ly- 
ceum field, 1878, ind.; since ind., manag- 
ing all own companies, pioneer of moving 
picture field, 189G. Residence: 376 Bain- 
bridge St., Brooklyn, N. Y. Office: 13 
Park Row, N. Y. Cy. 

ROBINSON, Clarence C, musician; h. New 
York, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1879; ed. Coll. City 
of N. Y., Trinity Sch. and Columbia Univ., 
N. Y. (1 yr. ) . Musician : Tenor and 
pianist with Dunbar Quartet since 1905, 
listed with Bry. and SI. Gave ind. con- 
certs, St. Andrew's Choir, N. Y. Cy., 1892- 
1902; mem. Way Down East Quartet, 
1902-3. Address: Massena Center, St. 
Lawrence Co., N. Y. 

ROBINSON, George Livingstone, lecturer; 
6. W. Hebron, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1864; ed. 
Salem, Fort Edward Collegiate Inst., 
Princeton Univ. (B.A., 1887; A.M,. 1890); 
Princeton Theol. Sem., 1890-3; Univ. of 
Berlin, 1893-4; Univ. of Leipzig, Ph.D., 
1895; m. Jessie Patton Lee Harvey, Cairo, 
Egypt, Mar. 27, 1894. Was instr. in 
Syrian Prot. Coll., Beirut, Syria, 1887- 
90; pastor Roxbury Presbn. Ch., Boston, 
Mass., 1896; prof. Old Testament Litera- 
ture and Exegesis, Knox Coll., Toronto, 
Can., 1896-8; now prof. Old Testament 
Literature and Exegesis in McCormick 
Theol. Sem. Explorer of Sinai Peninsula 
and Kadesh Barnea; discoverer of the 
sixth and seventh wells of Beersheba and 
the "High Place" at Petra, the capital 
of Edom. Mem. Am. Oriental Soc, Soc. 
of Biblical Literature and Exegesis, The 
Council of Seventy, The Irving Club, Chi- 
cago. Author: Zechariah's Prophecies, 
1896; Leaders of Israel, 1906. Contr. to 
theol. jours. Lecturer: Job; The Bible 
and Modern Discoveries; The Christ of 
Prophecy; Forty Days on Camels 
Through the Sinai Peninsula (ill.); The 
Opening of the Soudan; and others. Be- 
gan lecturing, 1898, ind.; since ind. 
Address: 4 Chalmers PL, Chicago, 111. 

ROBY, Maude Gordon, soprano singer, and 
lecturer; b. New Hampshire; ed. N. H. 
and Mass.; grad. Emma Howe Vocal 
Sch.; /rt. Austin H. Roby, in N. H. Mag. 
contr. Lecturer: gives costumed recitals; 
Musical Footprints of the Centuries; Le- 
gends and Songs from Many Lands; An 
Hour with Eugene Field; The Life 
Story of King David; Folk Songs of 
Old Italy. Began Lye. work, as soprano 
with difi'erent organizations, as Boston 
Star Orchestral Club; 1898-1901, head of 
own Co., the Beacons; since 1903, has 
given descriptive recitals, music and lit- 
erature combined. Is listed with SI. 
Address: 105 Washington St., Maiden, 

ROGERS, Van Veachton, musician; ft. Ber- 
lin, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1804; ed. Boston, 
Mass., Leipsic and Paris (studied harp 
under Alphonse Hasselmans) ; m. Miss 
Mae R. Converse, New York City, Oct. 
22, 1905. Musician: harp soloist. Has 
played at numerous musical festivals, and 
with Melba, Nordica, Juch, Campanini. 
Began concert work as child ; entered regu- 
lar Lye. work, 1887, under Etn. and Red.; 
since listed with Etn., Br. and SI. Has 
appeared in partnership with Charles T. 
Grilley for some yrs. Address: 87 Thane 
St., Boston, Mass. 

ROLTARE; see Eggleston, Charles Roltare. 

RONEY, Henry Buell, musician and mana- 
ger " Roney's Boys " Concert Co.; 1). Belle- 
fontaine, 0.; began playing church organs 
at 12 yrs. of age; studied music in Boston 
and Chicago; organist and dir. of music, 
First Cong. Ch., Saginaw, Mich., fourteen 
yrs.; organist and choirmaster, St. John's 
Episc. Ch., Saginaw, three yrs.; organist 
and choirmaster, Grace Episc. Ch., Chi- 
cago, ten yrs.; v.-p. Music Teachers' Nat. 
Assn., 1898-9; dir. Annual Festival Chi- 
cago Diocesan Choir Assn., 1890; Musical 
Dir. Nat. Peace Jubilee, Cliicago, 1898; 
trustee I. L. A., 1904-6. Author: Roney's 
Processional Hymns, written for Episc. 
Choirs, and various songs. Musician: 
Mgr., trainer and accompanist " Roney's 
Boys." Trains young boys for concert 
work. Began giving high-class concerts 
with boys, 1887; org. "Roney's Boys," 
1897; listed with Red. and Cen., 1902; 
since with Red., Cen., C, Co. Address: 
2358 Indiana Ave., Suite 101, Chicago, 111. 

ROSE, Henry Reuben, lecturer; 6. Philadel- 
phia, Pa., Oct. 22, 1866; worked for John 
Wanamaker, and Hubbard Bros., Pubs.; 
grad. Tufts Coll., 1891, B.D.; studied in 



National Sch. of Eloc. and Ory., Philadel- 
phia; EmeiHon Coll. of Or}'., Boston; 
Curry Sch. of Expression, lioston, and 
Harvard, ISd'i. Pastorates, Portsmouth, 
N. H., 1891; Auhurn, Me., 181):^; since 
1898 at Ch. of the Redeemer, Newark, 
N. J. Since 1903, siipt. of Universalist 
Ch. in N. J,; since 1903, v.-p. Bur. Chari- 
ties, Newark, N. J.; since 1897, asst. ed. 
Sunday School Helper. Has traveled in 
Europe and U. S.; m. Ida L. Jones, 
Portsmouth, N. H., Apr. 4, 1893. Author: 
Good Sense in Religion; A Plain Talk on 
Purity; The Motherhood of God; Who 
was Jesus Christ?; The Noblest Book in 
the World; Heaven. Contr. to mags, and 
Ency. Britannica. Lecturer (with or 
without stereopticon) ; Illustrated: Parsi- 
fal and the Holy Grail; Benjamin Frank- 
lin, The Self-Made Maker of America; 
Ben Hur; The One Real Man of History; 
The True George Washington; In the 
Footprints of Abraham Lincoln; Human- 
ity's Struggle for Libertj'; The Rhine in 
Romance and Reality; Climbing the High 
Alps; Paris, the Queen City of the 
World; With Longfellow in Evangeline's 
Land; Christ in Art and Story; A Trip 
to Washington; Picturesque Maine; Mam- 
moth Cave; Paul Jones. Unillustrated: 
The Dream of America; The Heart of 
Lincoln; The True Glory of Our Nation; 
The Wisest and Wittiest American. Gave 
first lecture, Portsmouth, N. H., 1891, 
ind.; 1005, booked with Red.; since, listed 
with Red., Br., Lab. Address: 72 South 
St., Newark, N. J. 

ROSECRANS, Charles Edgar (Ross Crane), 
cartoonist and lecturer; ft. Owatonna, 
Minn., Aug. 6, 1869; ed. Oberlin Acad., 
and 0(dl., Oberlin, O., and art schs. of 
Boston and Pnris; in. Grace E. Gannon, 
Boston, Mass., 1893. Cartoonist for Port- 
land Oregonian and other papers until 
1900. Cartoonist: Looking Human Na- 
ture in the Face; Ourselves as Others See 
Us; The Greatest Fool in the World; also 
a Broader Life Series for Chautauquas: 
How to Judge Paintings; How to Study 
and Enjoy Pictures; The Art Ministry of 
Ruskin and Morris; American Artists; 
American Illustrators. Began Lye. work, 
1900, under Ant.; since listed with Ant., 
Alk., Brt., Ch., SI., Bry., and Lab. Ad- 
dress: 46 W. 17th St., New York City. 

ROSSELLE, William Quay, lecturer; h. 
Dawson, Pa., Oct. 12, 1869; ed. O. Normal 
Univ. and Wayneaburg, Pa., Coll. (Ph.D.) ; 
m. Gail Scott, Waynesburg, Pa., July 15, 

1895; is pastor First Bapt. Ch., Williams - 
jiort. Pa. Lecturer: The University of 
Adversity; Money and Men; The Aris- 
tocracy of Genius; Happy Thoughts on 
Homely Theuies; The Psycliology of 
Crowds. Began Lye. work, ind., as read- 
er; then lecturer with Lib.; since with 
Lib. Address: 324 High St., Williamsport, 

ROUNDS, Flora Sprague, musician; ft. Caro, 
Mich.; ed. Caro, Midi.; m. H. O. Rounds, 
Owosso, Mich., 1899. Musician: director 
Rounds* Ladies' Orchestra; also plays 
cathedral chimes. Began Lye. work, 
1886, as piano accompanist and reader 
with Caro Ladies' Band; since mem. Hol- 
comb and Robertson's Ladies' Band and 
Concert Co., and Rounds' Ladies' Orches- 
tra (since 1895); listed with Cnl, Inter., 
Win., Bdg. Has filled about 2,000 engage- 
ments. Address: 902 4th Ave., Detroit, 

ROUNDS, Herbert 0., manager Rounds' La- 
dies' Orchestra and Specialty Co.; ft. Burr 
Oak, Mich., July 31, 1865; ed, Hillsdale, 
Mich.; m. Flora B. Sprague, 1886, Caro, 
Mich. Supt. and choirmaster, St. Paul's 
Episc. Ch., Saginaw, Mich., 1887-90; cor- 
netist. First Cong. Cli., Saginaw, 1890-1; 
Director of Music, People's Cli., Detroit, 
Mich., 1893-1900; chorister, First Bapt. 
Sunday Sch., Detroit, Mich., 1894-1906; 
Director Music, People's Coll., Detroit, 
1895-7. Orchestra manager: Began Lye. 
work, 1894, as vocalist, cornet soloist and 
director Rounds' Festival Orchestra, in 
Detroit, under Cen.; since 1896 Co. has 
been known as Rounds' Ladies' Orchestra 
and Specialty Co. The Co. consists of 28 
mems., and has given full time to Lye. 
since 1903, mostly ind., but listed with 
Cen., Inter.. Bdg., and Chi. Amt. Assn. 
Addresfi: 902 4th Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

RUMMELL, John, reader; 6. Springville, 
N. Y., Aug. 24, 1861; studied under pvt. 
tutors; grad. from Emerson Coll. of Ory., 
Boston. 1889 (M.O.) ; diploma from Ecole 
dos Langiies Vivantes, Paris, 1894; prea. 
N. Y. State Assn. of Elocutionists, 1905- 
6; is mem. Board of Directors, N. S. A. A. 
Author: Aims and Ideals of Representa- 
tive American Painters, M. N. Co., 1901. 
Render: Much Ado About Nothing; Aa 
You Like It; The Merchant of Venice; 
Twelfth Night; Julius Ca'sar; Romeo and 
Juliet; King L<>ar; Hamlet; Macbeth; An 
Evening with Matthew Arnold ( Sohrab and 
Rustum and others) ; An Evening with 
Alfred Lord Tennyson (Enoch Arden and 



other poems ) ; An Evening with Cliarles 
Dickens; Miscellany. Began Lye. work, 
1889, Boston, for Bu.; since ind. Has 
worked mainly in and near Buffalo. 
Address: 101 Hamilton St., Buffalo, N. Y. 
RUNALS, Charrille (Lily Runals), song 
narratives, New York City; 6. Kenosha, 
Wis.; ed. Kemper Hall, Kenosha; studied 
voice culture 3 yrs. under Walter C. Ly- 
man, and 5 yrs. in N. Y. Cy. with Alberto 
Laurence and Mme. Cappiani. Enter- 
tainments: American History in Song and 
Story; Black Rock: Life in the Great 
Northwest; Immortal Songs and Their 
Story. Soloist and interpreter in N. Y. 
Cy. and its vicinity. Has appeared before 
educational and religious organizations in 
N. Y., N. J., Mass., Conn., Pa., Md., HI., 
and Wis. Musical lecturer on N. Y. 
Board of P/iucation Lecture Course for 
the aty of New York. Address: 2762 
Broadway, N. Y. Cy. 

SALMON, Alvah Glover, pianist and lecturer 
on music; 6. Southold, N. Y., Sept. 23, 
1868; grad. N. E. Conservatory of Music, 
Boston, 1888; supplementary study in 
Berlin and St. Petersburg. Is especially 
known as exponent and authority on new 
Russian sch. of music. Composer of about 
100 works, principally for piano; pub. by 
Dit., Thpsm., Prsr. Lecturer and soloist: 
misc. numbers, or special Russian program 
with lecture on music in Russia and 
Poland. Began Lye. work, 1888, with 
Red.; since ind. and with Red. and Brt. 
Has filled over 2,000 engagements, in 
America, England, France, Germany, Rus- 
sia. Address: Care C. W. Thompson &, 
Co., A and B Park St., Boston, Mass. 

SAMPSON, Alzaleen (Miss), musician; ft. 
Temple, Me.; ed. Farmington, Me., and 
Boston, Mass. Musician: contralto solo- 
ist and mgr. Ariel Ladies' Quartette since 
1902. Has been listed with Bry., Ch., 
Alk., Red., Ant., Brt. Began Lye. worlc, 
1900, as mgr. Alpha Quartet, doing local 
work, in Boston. Address: Temple, Me. 

SANBORN, Katharine Abbott (Kate San- 
born), lecturer; h. Hanover, N. H., July 
11, 1839; teacher, consecutively, in Mary 
Inst., St. Louis; a day sch., Hanover, 
N. H.; prof, literature, Smith Coll., several 
yrs.; practical housekeeper; newspaper 
corr. and writer book reviews. Author: 
Home Pictures of English Poets; Vanity 
and Insanity, Shadows of Genius; Adopt- 
ing an Abandoned Farm; Abandoning an 

Adopted Farm; The Wit of Women; 
Favorite Lectures; Round Table Series of 
Literary Lessons; A Truthful Woman in 
Southern California; My Literary Zoo; 
Purple and Gold and Grandmother's Gar- 
den ( Christmas Books ) ; Old Time Wall 
Papers, 1905; several calendars. Lec- 
turer: on literary topics, since about 1885; 
was teacher of eloc. Packer Inst., Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. Address: Metcalf, Mass. 

SAUNDERS, Nellie Peck (Mrs.), reader and 
impersonator: Mistress Nell; The Girl 
from Wyoming; The Lane That Had No 
Turning; Das Hexenlied, by a patriotic 
poet of Syria, music by Max Schillings; 
and misc. selections. Has trav. alone, and 
at head of own company; listed with Red. 
Address: 848 4th Ave.,'Detroit, Mich. 

SCHELL, Edwin A., lecturer; h. Deer Creek, 
Ind., 1860; ed. Northwestern Acad., Coll, 
of Liberal Arts, Garrett Bib. Inst.; reed, 
degrees A.B., Ph.B., D.D.; m. Emma 
Louise Wright, Red Wing, Minn., 1886; 
has traveled in Europe, Mex., Alaska, 
U. S.; was gen. sec. Epworth League. 
Author: The New Generation, 1893, re- 
printed 1896; Bible Studies. Mag. contr. 
Lecturer: The Aristocracy of Youth; 
Vision and Service; The New Generation; 
Great Deeds for Great Men. Began lec- 
turing, 1886, ind.; since with SI.; now 
ind. Address: Crawfordsville, Ind. 

SCHLUETER, Edgar William, reader and 
entertainer; 6. Oakland, Cal., Feb. 4, 
1884; ed. Cal., N. Y. and Mass. schs.; Bos- 
ton Sch. of Expression and Coll. of the 
Spoken Word, Boston. Reader: If I Were 
King; Rip Van Winkle; Loi'd Clive; 
Scenes from the Merchant of Venice; 
David Copperfield; and misc. selections, 
monologues and impersonations. Began 
Lye. work, 1900, ind.; since ind., alone or 
with concert co. Address: 500 Kimball 
Hall, Cliicago, 111. 

SCHMIDT, Anna Seaton (Miss), lecturer; 
ft. Washington, D. C; trav. throughout 
Europe; lived in France and Italy; spl. 
contr. of articles to Boston Transcript on 
art and artists; also mag. contr. Lec- 
turer: on art and sociology; The People 
of France and of Italy. Began Lye. work, 
1896, ind., in Boston; is lecturer for N. Y. 
Dept. of Education; listed with Red. 
Address: 1301 Massachusetts Ave., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

SCHMUCKER, Samuel Christian, lecturer; 
ft. Allentown, Pa., Dec. 18, 1860; ed. pub. 
and high schs., Reading, Pa.; Muhlenberg 
Coll. (A.B., 1882; A.M., 1884; M.S., 1891); 



and Univ. of Pa. (Ph.D., 1905, lion, fellow 
in botany. 1899) ; m. Katherine Elizabeth 
Weaver, Dee. 29, 1895, Allentown, Pa. 
Prof, natural science, Carthage, 111., Coll., 
1883-4; Boys' High Seh., Reading, Pa., 
1884-9; State Normal Sch., Indiana, Pa., 
1889-95; prof, biology. State Normal Sch., 
W. Chester, Pa., since 1895. Lecturer on 
biology for Phila. Cooking Sch., 1898- 
1902. Fellow A. A. A. S.; asso. mem. Am. 
Ornithologists' Union; v.-p. Pa. Bot. Soc; 
mem. N. E. A. Contr. series of papers on 
Seeing Things Outdoors, Ladies' Home 
Journal, 1902. Lecturer: on popular 
science. Began lecturing, 1890, ind.; since 
ind. and lecturer with Am. U. Ex.; does 
much work for schs. and teachers' insti- 
tutes. Address: 610 S. High St., West 
Chester, Pa. 

SCHOONMAKER, F. X., lecturer; b. Massil- 
lon, O., Jan. 10, 1850; grad. Loretto, Pa., 
1868, valedictorian; studied law, politics 
and journalism, 1869-1876; on staff N. Y. 
Times, 1876-81; mgr. Nat. Associated 
Press, 1881; reorganized this into United 
Press Assn., 1882; gen. mgr., 1882-7; gen. 
Foreign News Editor United Press Assn., 
1887-96; TO. Melissa M. Burtt, 1874, Pitts- 
burg. Was mgr. in America of Central 
News Co. of England, mgr. of Cable News 
Co., mgr. Internat. Telegram Co. Lec- 
turer: The Third Exodus of the Chinese; 
The Arts, the Literature, and the Mor- 
ality of China; Christ and Confucius; 
Chinese Civilization; The Chinaman; 
Oiina; "Wliy China will be Christian; Wu 
Ting Fang; America in the Pacific; The 
United States as a World Power; Ameri- 
can Destiny. Began lecturing, about 
1876, on economic and Oriental subjects; 
1899, invited by Cal. State Board of Trade 
to lecture on Pacific Coast for 32 months 
on Oriental subjects; lectured 600 times. 
Address: Fort Thomas, Ky. 

SCHUSTER, Helen Merci (Miss), reader; 
b. Oakley, 0., Mar. 5, 1877; ed. Convent 
de Sacre Cceur, Chicago, 111. Mag contr. 
Reader: Katherine and Petruchio; Mon- 
sieur Beaucaire; Armgart; misc. readings 
from Tennyson, Browning, Longfellow, 
Aldrich, Riley, and original society 
sketches. Began Lye. work, Cincinnati, 
1897, ind.; since with private mgr. Does 
much teaching of eloc. in Southern Chaus.; 
is directress of Schuster Sch. of Eloc, Cin- 
cinnati. Address: Odd Fellows' Temple, 
Cincinnati, O. 

SCORER, Jolin Gibson, lecturer; b. England, 
Jan. 24, 1859; ed. pub. schs., Greensburg 

Inst., Northwestern Sch. of Ory.; m. Mat- 
tie B. Young, 0., 1889. AntJwr: Scorer's 
Successful Selections and Principles of 
Elocution, Hole, 1892. Lecturer: Mirth 
and Its Mission: The Spirit of the Age; 
An Evening with Funny Men; The Peer- 
less Book. Began as entertainer, 1887, 
ind.; listed with Lye. L., 1902, as lec- 
turer; since listed with St., Brt., Mid., 
Lab., B. & S. Lyceum mgr.; mem. of 
firm, Bible & Scorer, Phila., Pa. Address: 
6039 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

SCOTT, Arthur, musician; 6. Durham, Eng., 
1881; ed. 111. Coll. Began Lye. work, 
1904, as 1st tenor and soloist with Lyric 
Glee Club, listed with SI.: since with 
same co. Address: Jacksonville, 111. 

SCOTT, Edith Harris, reader and musician; 
b. Swansea, V/ales, May 21, 1871; ed. 
Pittsburg Central High Sch., and Am. 
Acad. Dramatic Art, N. Y.; m. George A. 
Scott, Pittsburg, Pa.; is solo contralto in 
Bellefield Presn. Ch., Pittsburg. Reader: 
Misc. Musician: ballads and oratorio 
work in Teachers' Insts. Also mem. 
Melpomene Ladies' Quartet, org. 1906, 
under Dkn. Has been mem. Ariel Quar- 
tet, Mendelssohn Trio, Cecilian Ladies' 
Quartet; reader and ballad singer with 
Melpomene Concert Co. Began Lye. work, 
1892, under Bry. Address: 1077 10th 
Ave., Munhall, Pa. 

SEARCH, Preston Willis, lecturer; 6. 
Marion, 0., Apr. 10, 1853; ed. pub. schs., 
Marion; Univ. of Wooster, 0.; advanced 
work in Clark Univ., Worcester, Mass., 
and univs. of Lausanne, Switzerland, and 
Jena. Germany; in. Margaret S. Fitz- 
gerald, W. Milton, 0., 1883. Prin. Millers- 
burg, 0., Acad., 1874-5; supt. city schs., 
W. Liberty, 0., 1877-83; Sidney, O., 1883- 
88: Puebio, Col., 1888-94; Los Angeles, 
Cal., 1894-5; Holyoke, Mass., 1896-99; 
tray, much in Europe and Am. studying 
education and characteristics of nations; 
foimder of indnstrial schs., music festival 
assns., students' aid socs., travel clubs, 
civic improvement clubs, art and music 
clubs; individualist in education; founder 
Pueblo Plan of Individual Instruction. 
Was ed. The Advance in Education, The 
Student at Work, Budgets of Christmas 
Stories, and other works; mag. contr. on 
ednl. literary subjects; dir. European 
Schs. of travel and study for Am. young 
people. Author: An Ideal School, Looking 
Forward, 1901, App. Lecturer: Face to 
Face with Great Ideals; Music in the 



Fatherland; Parsifal, the Guileless Fool; 
An Evening with the Master Musicians; 
A Eamble with Walter Scott; The Great- 
est Pictures in the World; A Winter in 
Switzerland; America's Wonderland; 
Paris, the JMagnificent ; The Strength of 
Germany; "VMien I Was a Boy; The 
Growth of a Child; Differences in Chil- 
dren; The Individual in Mass Education; 
The Best is Not Yet; also serial lectures 
on art, music, literature and travel. Be- 
gan lecturing, 1894, San Francisco; since 
listed with Bry., SI. and Alk.; in ednl. 
field only, until' 1900; has filled over 1,600 
engagements. Address: Wyoming (Cin- 
cinnati ) , 0. 

SEARLES, Wilbur Grant, lecturer and dir. 
Chau. boys' clubs; &. Pasadena, Cal.; 
grad. Drew Univ., 1895 (LL.D., Univ. of 
Washington, D. C.) ; in. Florence Drews, 
Ossining, N. Y. Lecturer: Adolescence; 
The San Francisco Earthquake (ill.). 
Prin. work, as boys' club dir.; began 
work, 1901, ind.; now listed Avith SI. and 
N. Dix. Address: Pasadena, Cal. 

SEARS, Blanch Beulah (Miss), musician; 
b. Boston, Mass.; ed. Boston pub. schs.; 
studied violin with C. N. Allen and C. M. 
Loeffler, of Boston Symphony Orchestra. 
Musician: violin and viola soloist, man- 
doliniste and pianiste; mgr. and mem., 
since 1900, of Copley Sq. Concert Co. 
Began Lye. work, as violin soloist with 
Grecian Art Tableaux, with Br.; since 
listed with Br., SI., Br., Etn. Address: 
1678 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 

SEARS, Henry W., lecturer; 6. 1855, Mo.; 
ed. Lincoln, 111., Univ. (A.B., 1886); Chi- 
cago Seminary (D.D., 1889) ; m. Anna B. 
Stev/art, Waverly, 111., July, 1879; held 
pastorates, 1886-92; field agt. Ch. paper, 
1892-5. Lecturer: More Taffy and Less 
Epitaphy; Grumblers and Their Cure; 
Climbing the Mountain Before You Get to 
It; Stickability. First lectures given ind.; 
first booked by Win. and Nat. in 1895; 
since listed with Chi., Alk., St., A. L. U., 
Lab. Address: Decatur, 111. 

SEASHOLES, Charles Louis, lecturer; 6. 
Galliopolis, 0., Feb. 23, 1864; ed. Doane 
Acad, (grad., 1885) ; Denison Univ., Gran- 
ville, 0. (A.B., B.R., 1889); Newton, Mass., 
Theol. Sem. (3 yrs.); N. E. Conservatory 
of Music. Pastor 1st Baptist Ch., Dallas, 
Tex., 1892-7; in Lansing, Mich.; now pas- 
tor, Pliiladelphia, Pa. For 4 yrs. chmn. 
Reform Comm. Tex., which stopped prize 
fighting in Tex.; 4 yrs. pres. State S. S. 
Ctonv. of Tex.; served as chaplain in Sen. 

and Ho. of Piep. of Mich.; was 1st v.-p. 
Internat. B. Y. P. U.; founded Orchard 
Lake, Mich., Chau. Assy.; studied condi- 
tions and made report on East Side of 
London; m. Jliss Grace Gertrude Lyon, 
Medina, 0., July 12, 1892. Author: The 
Publican, Preacher, Physician and Pres- 
byter, 1895, Am. Bapt.; Labor and Capi- 
tal (play), 1887. Lecturer: The Man 
with the Pick; Brains and the Bible; Is 
Life Worth Living?; Pastures to 
Palaces; A Science that Staggers Athe- 
ists. Began Lye. work, 1892, Newton 
Center, Mass., ind.; since listed with Lab., 
Ant., Chrl. Address: 223 Wister St., Ger- 
mantown, Phila., Pa. 

SEEDS, Robert S.; Lecturer: Mistakes of 
Life Exposed; Influence of the Home; 
Queerness of the Queer (in preparation). 
Was experimental farmer; farmers' in- 
stitutes' lecturer; then on Lye. platform. 
Has been listed with Lab. Address: Bir- 
mingham, Pa. 

SEIBERT, John Addison, lecturer; h. Cale- 
donia, Mich., July 1, 1872; ed. Otterbein 
Univ., Westerville, O. ; Oberlin Coll. Theol. 
Sem. (B.D., 1899); Marietta Coll., Mar- 
ietta, 0. (M.A., 1902) ; traveled in Europe, 
Palestine, Egypt, 1904; m. Grace Allen, 
Rollin Center, Mich., Nov. 1, 1903. Del. 
from Mass. to World's Fourth S. S. Conv., 
Jerusalem, 1904; held offices in Internat. 
S. S. work; pastor in Worcester, Mass.; 
now of First Cong. Ch., Kansas City, Kan. 
Mag. and newspaper contr.; special Jeru- 
salem corr. for the Congregationalist, and 
for Worcester, Mass., Gazette, 1904. 
Lecturer: Charming Spots in Old World 
Romance and History (ill.); The Sacred 
Country of the Nazarene ( ill. ) ; The Gold- 
fields of Literature; John Hay, Poet, 
Statesman, Diplomat. Began work, 1895, 
Oberlin, O., ind.; since listed with Wh., 
Brt., Cen. (Kansas City, Mo.). Address: 
539 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kan. 

SETON, Ernest Thompson, lecturer; 5. S. 
Shields, England, Aug. 14, 1860; lived in 
backwoods of Canada, 1866-70; on West- 
ern plains, 1882-7; ed. Toronto Collegiate 
Inst, and Royal Acad., London, Eng.; m. 
Grace Gallatin, San Francisco, Cal., June 
1, 1896. Is official naturalist to govern- 
ment of Manitoba; studied art in Paris; 
one of the chief animal illustrators of The 
Century Dictionary, and has illustrated 
many books about birds and mammals. 
Contr. of articles and illustrations to 
mgs. Author: Mammals of Manitoba, 
1886; Birds of Manitoba, 1891; (and 

I (10 

wiKts WHO i\ riir I yen u 

illii>i|i:((>M') Ar( Aimtouiv oi Auinmln 
i».M,Mitill,» \vt>iU>. !St)(l; 'wiM Animnlii 
I Utno Kitinvn. ISHS. Srr,; Tlio Tiuil 
o( (lio Sun.lliill S(n>.:. lSm». Sor. ; 'l"h« 
Hio)j,n»i>liy ol' u (hirrlv. Il>(»(». CtMiT; 
W'WA Auiiiiiil IMm.v (ov ("'n. llXK). 
n, V. Hiul i'o.i l/olio. h'ng luiil \ is.'u. \W0. 
Nor.! J.ivt'H t»l' tlio Ihmlt'.l. n»Ol. Sor,; 
ricdnoM o( Wll.l Ai>in\nl!i. UU>1. Sor.: 
Ki'ttg tnul .luliunv Mour, IIU^J, Hor, ; 'I'wo 
l.ittlo SuvMj^os. ■ U>0;t. 1). l\ unit (V.; 
Moniuvli. Iho lli^ l!<nu'. IIMU. Sor. ; \V.m.,I 
luyUi luul I'tiMo. M>()fi. ('oi\l,: ^nimnl 
MiMuos. Hitir.. Sor.: Ulivli UniU IJoll. indtl. 
P, t\ Hud Co, litrtiiirr: WIM \niinnlii I 
!h>v»> Kiu>wn; oilior ttillvM i>» luiimnln. 
Hhh fj.lvon nlumt 1.700 lootmvM, Hognu 
\viU> V\u\. m1>«>uI ISOS; Hiiu'o Willi I'n.l. 
AiUUrsn: (\\» ^.Vb, romt. 

SKVICRSON. 0«0«V L.. K'ov.. lo.tMivr; ^, Ai 
h;\\\\ . N. v.. ISUN; o«l. liiu^liMmloi). N, Y.j 
lltuptMHviUo; (Jiuiil |iniv. i A,1\IJ : WJlov 
llniv.. 'IVs. (|),nj: \vnrt piivulo in l.'inii 
Uogi. N. V. \ul«,. ISOil ft: m, Kiln SnM.Uufi. 
Oinoitioiv. r«.. 1S7;». l.fHitnvr: 'V\w \h\{ 
tlo ol' (?oll yulitirg; SrrnpH irom n Sol 
dloi'rt Dimy; Tlio I'liilonopliy ol' lliiliK, 
lU'fjjn) loo(min« in Pa., imi,; »\\uo imi. und 
with Koy. Itldims: lOii \\y,uuin,i? Av.',. 
Pit I n( on. Vn, 

SHAW. Anna M. (Uov.), Ivduirr (tiow n" 
liiv.l): V\w Now Miin; 'I'ho KhIo ol' Ho 
mihlioH; Tlio I'owor of llio hioonllvo; 'I'tio 
Now ni>iuoori<(lo Moul: 'I'ho AtuorioMH 
llonto; Tho Ivoltition ol' Wonmn'H lUillol 
lt» llio lloim>: NN'otntin Siitl'ingo ICHMottliol 
I" *< Tnio Uopulilio; 'I'lio 'roni|ior.'in(H> 
rrolil<<m: Tho lloswonly \ iwion ; St i-on^vH* 
of riitutu'lor: Tlio Hovolojinionl of llio 
ln(ln«trii»l. Sooinl mul lnloll<<otnt(l Slulns 
of Winuxn (l looturos). |,i.H(od with 
l\0(l. tmlil mo;.. A shonj": Mnpjiorlor of 
womon'M HtilVrojiX' )uul ollior rol'onn niovo 
nuM>ls Aihiirss: Swuiihnioio, I'm. 

SHAW, Li'onoirt K., votoloi ; />. l.iinoaMlor. O., 
Mhv .'!I, ISSO; 0(1. l,Hnoti^»lor lli^>li Sob..' 
O, I'niv,. and Kinn'x Soh. of Ory.. IMIIm. 
I>«irg. P«.. nnil (^liiniliumnn l-IxpiVMsion 
Solmol: l,s prin. oniloriotil dopl.. Asliltuul 
i\Al. A»lil«ml. (>. I.rvtmrr: Tlio Poifoot 
Wholo. tfvuihr: Kuooh Anion: Putsy; 
Sooioly Skolohos: Shorl Sfoiv ri'owr.unx; 
inM|i(ii(<> liillvM on onilory, iiiid on pliy.^ionl 
onlliuo; iiii«o. proj;nnnn. \\'iis with 
MiUMh Koollnl t\i., 100".! :i, Hum boon nj^l . 
for l.ilonn'y l.yo. Mnr,. l*illMbni>^. HoKfui 
l.yo. work, U>01. rillMbnif;, ind.; miiioo ind. 
AtUUfHn: UutoHstor. (>. 

SIllt'AKMCK', lohn I„, loolinor; ft. ICiiiopo. 
IHi.V; ,mI. iMiiopo mid II. M.i M,A.. Ky. 
W o di'ynn (idl.; liiiv, in Knropo tind Am. 
Miiico IH'/M; od. iind piildlidior l''!(irldii 
('liiiiiliini|ii!i. iind litttM of Cliiinliiiiipm 
Cinnp tind l''iroHitIo. I<rv(iirrr: on IndiiM 
I rill I ooortoniloH. Iritvoln, olo. Ilogiin loo 
luiiiify. IHHl. nlCliiinM. Ihiiiait lua lutfttif : 
iMiiniif'oi' .\MHonibly U'olni'o llnr., lSHA7l 
foiiiidor und jiipi. Sboinor l.oolni'o «n«l 
Mmdonl Mnr,. IHS7 I'll, ('inoinimll; prln- 
ripiil ol' Oliio MoolinnioK Inidilnlo rtinoi* 
IS!>S, lifif/c.v.v; ;t|;itl MvnnM PI., dnoln 
ntili. (>. (I'lil'lonK 

SUOKtVIAKlCK. Doirt AdolP (MIm). mulor; 
b Pliil.'i,. Ph.; (id, l''riondrt' Solool Sob.. 
Pliibi,. Iind Niil. Sob. of ICIoo. inid Oiy. 
I>.K,); npooiiili/od iit I'niv. of Ponim. 
\uiho>-: A Pillion ol' Ail; 1770; A \%\\l- 
iitjK (^Ininoo (pliiyi«). AVin/cr.' niiito. 
I.rvtiii'tr: on lilouiry niiIiJooIm mid oloo. 
Athhrss: Nnliomil Sobool of Kloonlion nnd 
diiilory. Pbilii,. Pii. 

vSHOKMAKKK, KjuIioI Winlvlo. rottdoi ; b. 
PImiodond. P«,; oil. Sli»l«> Noiiiiiil Sob.. 
MilloiMvillo. Pn.: m. .Iiioob \'. SlioonniUor. 
WomI nioroliuid. Pa. Prln. Nnliomil Sob. 
I'.loo. Iind «)ry.. Pliibi.. Pm, ,J»//ii»»-; Ad- 
Miiiood |i',loonli«ni : |)olNiu(iiin Piinlo- 
luiiiiivi; Pi'iiolioill lOlooiilion. /i'((/(/r'f.' 
Mo;; Moiiiiio.4; lilnooli ,\idoii; Sliiiko- 
Hpoiiioiin looiliiln; miHO. l.<'vtlintriH(tl 
Lst : SbiikoMpoiiroiin pl«yn; TonnyMon'N 
ldyll:4 id' lilt' Killer; lAtokMlov lliiH; Tbo 
Piim-OHM; In Momoiiiim. :\()(lirss: Tvn 
wy.l. Pii, 

SUUMAN, AU.oil fl.ivlon. l.<otnrov: h. 
TitUii. {\, Si'pt. ... ISOS; od. Mobbdhorg 
llniv,. TiiUn. O.. mid Tliool. Soni.. A,l»,. 
l.Slf.'.: U.n.. ISDtl; »*i. Minia M. Milloi, 
Yoniij^Hlown. (),. ISIKl. Pool Kiving Soiiii 
Conlonniiil (Klo. Ib'idolborjj; tiniv,. IHOO; 
oi.'ilot Mild pool primmiiiM. .Mninni .Vrtwn., 
lloidollu'iK I'niv.. ISOll iind ISDH; In 
Slnlod Clork Tillln (MuhmIm; M, S. S, \a>h 
won NtdoM Cluisliun World; tnoni, llonnl 
of Kof^onlw, lloididboig I'niv. mid of llonnl 
of I'Mnoiilioti; liXiiniinor in Tbool, Soni. 
winoo IDOO; now (niHtor in Syoiinuno, (>. 
[titlior: (\ifoobolioiil lUblo Lomhohn. lHOft, 
Mys, l.fvtiirtr; Pik.'M Ponk; Mpooli M.-ik 
ors of llifilory; Propbols of u Nmv I'bn. 
Hogmi l.yo, work, 1S1)7. Tillbi, (>. ind.; 
wiino lislod ind. mid \\i(li Itr. mid C. 
Attttirss: Syomnoro, (>. 

SIAS, Krnpst J., looiiuvr: h. iM.nlmiollo, l.'i.. 
.hiiio ^',;i, IS77; od. nrii.k(> I'niv., Don 
Moiius. la.; t'otnor f'niv.. l.inooln. Nob. 
I A. p.., 1007)! lUid OM Sob. of ()ry,. Obi- 



«ttj(o, III. (TJ.O.); m. Alma Mi-imuftii, \Au- 

tuihi, Ni'h,, \)i'r. Mr», l!>Oie. Li'riuri/r : '/'li« 

Jv»»(/ (;iior(J; '11m? Mi<ri wii-h u, .VI«s«.•<.f/'^ 

WsiH mjifr, K'Jiiwi<,i'/»»(».l \,yi'.. \Un. «.«i'l 

J WOO, in«J.; MkU-'I wiUi PAw.»X\i>m.\ Lye. 
Tinr., lAuif'iin, l'J04; itinm wlUi Wft>«U«rr» 
I>yf;, i:;Jr<:ult, iU'A. u.nd O.ti. AMrmn: 
lii'Uiiiny \\t-\iiUi>.., \,\ui>t\ii, N«(>, 

«IN(;iSE«, Frank Kinji, UwXitri'.r; h. M« 
chunU'whufg, J'fi.,, Orrt, 27, J«HO; «ij<J, by 
own <<ffor«,» All<tn(,'/wn Hi}/'* H';h, (flrat 
hdUDT, \HUH); MnUU'.u\inrii (>)\\,, lUu'.kttt^li 
Univ.; Il//ft)»<!ft(.<'.i- IJf/iv. ' (JJ.A,, Jyo;^); 
Mf.ui. lU'.\Ut. (Jj/Kilon Kntf/'trnK.y J {(lv«fj 
gold k'fy hy N, V, liiU'.rC/AU-i/inU', Orst- 
torlfial A««»,, J 001} J <;Im.«» wnd l/'niv, ora- 
t^/r, ii/i".in'.tiU'.r J/hIv,, KjO-'}; 'iitttolni/U-ttl 
H".ni., li/,tih<'MU',r, S. V. (HI)., Hmi; 
rw»ifri<;frior;tUv« nrai/ir d. A, K. I'osU, Al- 
luritowri, J';i., lUO'.i \'.m. Imir. in V^tiii,- 
Uxh, for«l((f) tU'.\iu.ri.mi'.t\i, Wftsldfij^tori Kv, 
In«t, fUif^UiuUtr, N, V., I«0« C; t/:iv«',ll«g 
fi«ld »w., I'.ijokfKrII rjnjv,, J',i02; r;iia.|j!i.jfi 
Anriiifil (',»tti\) H<ntii ui VnUtrann', iu'luini-A 
htiftthi iiilnhUy, liiOW; pft»f^;r iJaptUf. 
('iitin:\t, S^'ittUtvnl".'), Mittfi, Author: Aa 
((urttK's'iof KftlUi /t« ll/'lttfJofi U, ihi'. Wit- 
rw»« of tlift Hf/Jfjt; f»iif», l<y Lihmry 'fUtfA. 
Ht'.m., li/'.kU'.r, IWtti. Iii'/:i/ur'/r: 'J"h« 
MoiU-ru A»,b»; Idttnh tin hil'i'* DyrmmU',; 
TIk? Miiii Who Htti'M; Th« Natl//n'« 
HiTf.niiih ; T\n'. ('A.vt; of tli« J<urt<t», iUiteu,tt 
hyo.. work, AlU'.iii^>'A/ti, I'u.,, lU(i'4, iwi ; 
n\ncM wlUi Im.\),; now \u<\. Addr'nsv: Moo 
Utvl'Uto, Miim. 

SLAYTON, Utrnry Lak*, trmii:t.n".i ; 
h. V/o'/'JijW;k, Vt,, May 2'J, lHil;''-A. 
H'tfiit Hf;h., I A-hh-it' III , S, If.', iiiifi\t'iM tJni'iii 
A<;tt/1,; Norv/i'rh l/nlv,, Vt,; Albsi/iy J/^tw 
8<;h. (Kro/l., J8«)7), H«j|/t,, IH^-'J, '/muni. 
iSr^i It, In iin'l U. H. c/ilon'A Uif.; n'trvt'A 
in (iiilf HlttU-ii sKUil yin.i mn*,U'.ri'A out, 
IHCa. AiltniiU'A U> N, Y. linr, J8«7; prtt/:- 
iit'M in i'MifMitn, iHdll], wix-.n >mrnx5<l 
out In Clil/;ai{o fir«; «uj;t, j/uf/, K'jhx, of 
T««,, JX7J-73; m, MIna K,Or<r(/ory, North- 
/Ufl/l, Vt., 1^7-1. N<iWfcpafx?r '-//ntr,, <*»(/«}- 
clHlly IH'J^ 71; jnib. wwrkly pap'?r, Otrfti- 
t;nwt, Titx., IH72 '4. l,('/:tm'/t: TUt JJallot 
for Wo/o<;n, ifiv<rn In /ll, s<in4 ,N'<!W Knj(' 
l».r»/l, In iH^'iU. Iturt'M/u nwtuHt''^: I'rcH, 
Hhtyi'tn t^y^nuii Hurcnn. youniUA HI., 
iH74, In Chl/;ajijo; uitH'A, iin prcf.,, opffat- 
ln(f lUroui/honi fj, H. AddrcnH: HUimwa.y 
lUII, C•^li';».(?o, III, 

•LAYTON, Mina G., wntralf//; //, Korf,h- 
fi'jH, Vt,; "/J, Sori.hiU'.lti AcnA., ^iaw Knt^- 

inwi ('/iini<'ivitiiiry of Mii«l/:, /{oaton, 
M«««.; «(,ii'll»'/l «I<K!, with W. ,M;irsh«,)), 
titiii .Miir'l</';k, of J'hiht,, and Walter l/y 
//(.(fi, of ','hi<;it;/o; /«, U^'iny I,. H);«,y(,on, t<,t 
J'hila,,. |';j.., M(«r, H>, JW?-!. WoiUiir Ui Vt. 
and N(iw Kntflwnd, IH'iUT.i; In W'.st, 
187'} HH; <t/<n<rar«r<| wtvi^ral tlni»r!« with 
Mrs, H<'/d/t-Hl'Mon«; v/na liaU'A with HI,, 
IHliHH. tUit/nn \,yi% work, Vt,, \Hm. 
J^-tin'd, l>ix;5, Addrtm: 26 Wttv^rly W,, 

f;hi/;;«(/o. III, 

HLAY'tOn, W«rndftll, tr<<.i««r<rr Hlayton llur, 
Addif.iin: Ht<-i/»way jfall, i'UU;ii(/'i, III. 

SI/UTZ, Worthinjjton Hrijihfon, Ut<Xtirt%r; 
h. Ht;i/'k C.4,,, (},; I'A. fiii\i. ti<'hti., .Mt, U«|/»« 
(>>H., Alllfinw^ O, (A.ti., M,A,)i l).i>,, 
iUih'r Univ.-, imv, iHUfpUm, %yf>t, 
I'tiU'iiiiiitt, Atiisi and Kiirop«<; m, Y.^im'^r 
i'iU;>i>,n, \w\., Vith. \n, iHKi. M«a JmtH 
.M<'th, I'ifdw;, muiorttUtH in l''rankfort, 
ind,, Conn<<r»vfll<?, Jnd,, Wi/;hita, Kun., 
I'iUniinry:, I'a,; now In (.Vvidand. //W- 
tu/nr : 'Hut W<dM'ol«<'d (Uttii.Utiiiii.n ; A IM 
|(jkI//;( //r Two; Thft Ho';lall«rn that 
O/iints; ,My I'liral Kf/worthlan; l/tti'i'm, 
iii". i'liii, Town; A ii'irtH'iiu/'k llid« 
'ihrouj/h J'ald^Ktlnif ; A ./aunt In J'^nj/land; 
./<-rntt,'(J<in«, th<< Holy '^'ity; '1 h<! I'lcasun^ 
of l/it<'fatiir<?; A H'inday In J/>ndo/i; This 
J/if<? that 0/nnt»; and te<rv<'«;*l <^i:ui. 
li/mrnl 'I'ahh', talk* on travdw, lU:'/n.n Uy<'„ 
work, 1000, Ind,; »ln''/< Ind, Ad/h-t'M: 
'AWZ CUni/m Avh., N. W,, C*hrv<dand, O. 

SMALL, Alhl'/n Woodbory, h'/Aur«r; ft. 
J{M':kft«dd, M'^, IMM; <'/L Odhy C/,\\, 
(A.H., iHin-, \AJ)., iHWi, Stwion 'rh<-/d. 
In»t,; dohns J(</{ykln» t/nlv, (Th,!)., I»<',K*), 
and I'/^'rlln (Jnlv, Trav, frt^/tntmily liiron^t 
i'.nro\nt; m. Vah'ria Von MuMniin, lU-riiu, 
iHHl; waK orof, hl»</>ry and j>'/litl/»l 
"/■/momy, <'/Aiiy CoW., \HH\ fr, n'wU-r i/i 
hisjtory, dohn« Hopkln«, IHHH'.i-, fint*. 
<'.^>\\,y OAl., \Hmwi; U"M of <U-\A.. of m 
tuoloity, (,'niv, of ('itir.hi/o, Ant'M \i','.l'/.; ■■t.lvt 
'iini.n urwinttU*. fvjh, of Art* a;id ItiU'.rn. 
Uir*'., K/JH//r Aw. dournwl of h'^Xolof/y; 
V. \). and rn<^n<, r>f((Anl//lnif <>/r«, of th* 
Wwld'* (>inu,. of Art» ar«l i^-it^wA^, 
JjH.. I'tjr<;haiai'. Kxf/n, Auth'fr: ''i'/c/al 
H/xfloloj/y, l(<0«, |/nh, Uy (;'niv, of <;>,) .ivo 
l,<:i:turt'/r : on sf/zfj/d'/fi^Kjal an/l tn-^tnottiir. 
f..j|yj<"t,s, on ^.1(, f/'nJv. F.z, sf/alf, i'/'tpra./' 
It'/Xntiiiy, iHHft, In/I, AdArt-Jtit: 'IV. Ivnl- 
v<T/»ity of <',"!( l';ajiro, f'iii^'Jiic/t, III, 

SMITH, A4dU! ClMUMi, dra" ' ' ■♦/-r; ft. 

iu'i'W'-.vr.iUtr, N, v., IHi; . „i\^/,n, 

N, '/,, 0»y^<<f^o, K, y,; yj- .n <>M. 

of fHy., f','t>i/)n, .Ma»K,, ntui i/Anfnhm ('/A\. 
id Ory., <^;hl<;aj/o, III, \Vft» irwtru'^/f «4t 

iii'^ WHO'S! WHO /,v 77//,' i.x'ur.M. 

giiiiicy. MuMM.. Ilijrh Sell.; Dr. AndorMon'H (;<<mI Iimiiimi VnKiihoml, IHIlfi; 'I'oiii ()n.>raii, 

Si-li. <.r (iymimsticM. New llnvcii, niid ISDIl; (imuloln Dmvk. IH)I7; V't'iiicr ol' 'I'o- 

VVcHlllt.ld SIiiIk Nonniil S.'Imm.I; ImiivJiI in dny. IHUT; <'iilcl. "WcmI. IHItH; 'I'lir OMkt 

ItdMloii mill N. v.; ;h. AIvmIi T. Smitli, I'V'llow. IHIMt. nil imli. I>y II, M. Co.; 'I'lio 

S|)rinf;ll.'lil. MiiHM.. IHSl. Ua-itir: Miwc. l''(.rlimfK of Olivi-r limn. l1»()-\ St-r,; 'i'li« 

ItcfMiii wnik, IH!)(». Ili.sloii, Willi lu'ii.; llml<>r Dn^', l!t():i; (•(.loti.'i ('ihI.t'h ('liiUt,- 

HiMC(< liMlfil Willi Koil,, ('(Ml., Kinp. Ail miiih. 11)01; .\(, Cjost^ L'lui;^', 11)05. Scr. ; 

«</c.v,v.' 10 (^rynliil Avo.. S|)iinj,'IIolil, Mmmm. 'I'lic W'ood hiri^ in No. :!, li)Or., Scr.; 'Vhei 

SMrni-ALKIRK, MaiymTilr; h...- AlKiiv. ''^''''T ,"'" ,''""•"."«"'.• "'""• ^'V' ';'''"''"»"i 

MMr,.,., Sn.illi. (.oMdnn havM in V.Mnn.; In; Slnry of 

(dliinid ( tirli'i; Old I'liinlnl ion Diiyw; 

SMITH, Ch.'iilcM Kmoiy, led iiri>r; /). Miiiim Itnli.iiiiuii Davi; Ait l.ilV iil. lloint« I'liiil 

(l.d.l. Ci.nn.. I''i'l.. IH. IS!''; .rmd. Unii.u \l.i..iid; A.n.ii.i.n I IIiihI mltnH ; Oiil Door 

roll.. !,S((1 (ld,.D., I'liiun, iSSi);'.'i SL.'lci(in;.r ; 'I'll.' (,)nnli(y of llio IMc- 

ycHc, lOOO; Kno\, lOOO; Wi'mIcvmii, ( iin'H(]iit<; liiipirMMioniMni iind HftillHin in 

11)01); III. Kiln lliin(l.>y. .hin(.«. IK(i:t. " Ac Arl niid l,i(.(>iiil inc. ly'niilrr: Ironi hi!4 

lively ciif'iif^tMl diiriiij', Civil W'nr in iiiiM own IiooKh. Itcfiiin l.yc. wiuK nlmnl. 11)00. 

iii,^.r niid or..;nni/,iii!.t: llnioii vol. rci.',lM. Kd. Aildirsf): \M) hi. .■Mill SI.. N. N'. 

■''^","",';i-n''o,r'''T.^-.'''^'![* '*'= .'^""".':^', •'""" SMITH. Frnnk Dnrwin. icdnrcr; /-. (JoMln-n. 

mil IH.O M>: l'"l'>. I^*:^ since IHSO; n- ,„,, ,„,(_.,. ,„ ,.,,,^.,i,. ,., ^,,„„.,. ,|.,,„,.„.u, 

t'n . o'm-'^-^'"''; ".^••^rj"?" '^'". Mi'l'. I""" l'rrh,nr:rUr Power of An 

HO; II. N. M""s(rr (o IMssm. HDO •' ; del. ,,,^.^,,. ,^ ,,,,. ,„,, ,,, , ^^,,„,,,, ^y,,„, ^ 

Ocn U. S.. ■ I"-- «1'H. o .l,m,. !))•!. ,.,... .,.,„. ^,i^^i„„ „,• ,,„. ,.„,,,;,, ^,.,,„„( 

U.'/l/m;.- Are We Worse llu.n Our ImiII. ^,■^.^,^ Vomwvuvvuwui nnd Tenche.H' InsU- 

ers; l,i;..,lii.s nnd Sl.ndows in Knssin ; ,, ,ldrcss..N. li.-an lecliirin-r. 1H»2, 

ind .; iiince irid. .1 (/(//( .s'.v.' Onloinn^on, 

.^nlel■icnll Adii(>\ eni(>nt s nnd Destiny, 
llns delivered innny cninpiiii'^n speeclies, 

st iinipini' ()., IHOf), with M(d\inlev. Iiistcd , ., ,, 

Willi Ked. since IDOI. .l//.//r.s.s.- riie I'ichm. SMITH. I'ljink G. lednrer; b. (iilson, Ml 

IMiilndidoliin \'n '''''"• "''• ' ^"l ! *"'•• Nort.liW(>sl(Mii Norinnl 

.,„,,„,, ' ■„' , , , , . Sell. (M.S.) ; D.D., 11)01, la. (N)l!.; »i. Alniii 

SMI H lUmn a ren.ler nnd enlertniner; „, ,.,,,,,,,, isHd, Ottawa. III.; pastor 

^. IV.u.tnn, II. Jnly. IS,.; ed. la. Ihnh ^^.,„.,,,.„ .^^,,. ,,„ , , .,, _ ^.^^. ,„^ 

Sell. (;;,rad ISl.H Jntrrhunrr : -ivs ^j,,,,^. ,„„., /,,,,,,„,.;:,.. .,.,„. ,,,.,„ „,- ,,,„ 

d.ild dialed nnd bird warldin^' h.-.-rnn A-e; KinvH nnil(,)neens; The Man for Our 

,yc. work in prohil.1t ion llcld; listed wi. ,,,;,,,,. , „„. ^,^,,i,„ ,,,,,. Mi^^i,,, ||,.r 

Win. 1.00: with Ch.. IDO -1; since w- h ^^ ,,,.,, j.,.,.;,^^ .,,,.,„. (j,,.„,,,„„, ,„„, 

M. lias hem men.. Schumann Lady ,,„^^, ,„ v,,,,-,,.,,,, ,,.. H.-^an Lvc work. 

Quartet, and with Dmdmr Male (.>nartet, ,„„, „„,,,,,. „,„, „„„„,,.. „;•„,,„ ,vith 

«.nd ArionM.ile (>nart_<.| ; head ol own co.. ^^,,^,^, A,l,hrss: 121)'.; Washinfton livr.l., 

I*dnia H. Smith ( O., since IDOf). Aihlnss: ('lii(..,,,t, ||| 

("!»ire Slavlon |!iir(>aii. Steinway Hall. Chi .,..,„>,.'.■, . . . . ... 

j,j,,,„ III' ' SMITH, I'lnnk J. conductor ol l.ntiis ()!<•« 

<>...ln.'. Ti, • ,. . • . Cliih since its oijrani/.al ion. IHSI; also 

SMI H, Francis lopklnsen, lecturer; h. ,.rompanist ; ».. Minnie Marshall. Ad- 

,IlRllimoro. Oct. 'i.J, ISjIS; e,l. as,. </,,.,v.v.- 171 SI,. Nicholas Anc, N. V. Cy. 
oiigr. ; l)eeui»H> eiiyr. and eoiitrador; I.uill 

Race Ivock Uovl. sen-wnll around (Jovern SMITH, Go(irj.'.o Paul, enli>rlain(«r; /). Do- 
or's Island. Ilarhor ol' New York; an lancey's Coiners. N. \'.. Oct. •!. ISO.'"); as a 
<)(h«'r at Toni])kinsville, S. I.; roundation child, will, draimilic com|)anies t.wo sea- 
for l?arlholili Slatuc of llaH sons, playinii; in "Ten Ni;.dils in a liar 
(lon(> much landscape work in water room. I'ht^ Octoroon," " l\ip \'iui Win- 
colors, ch.'ircoal work and illustrations; kle." " Kuuchoii." "Little Marefoot." 
mem. Iiisj.. .\rtrt and Lettt>rs, Am. Soe. Maj.^, cont r. hhUntiiitK r: i<>adt>r and iiu- 
(1iv. IOn;.i;rs.. .\ui. Water ('olor Soe. ( p(>isonalor in eostiiim*; also draws saiul 
187.'J«); IMiila. .\rl Club. Author: old and pastel pictures. Has lllled :t.000 en- 
Lines and New in l!lack and While. 1HH.^>; f^nifjements. (!ave (Irst enlcrt.-iinmeni, 
Well Worn Koads, IHSC; A While Cm- \indaiid. N. d.. Nov. '21. 1K77 ; ind.. 1S77 
bndl.i in Me\iiM>, LSHD; A Uixdv <.f the Tile 0; IK7l», with Dun.; since listed with Dun., 
Club. IMDO; ColoiK'I (\ar(er of Carters Am. Lit.. (^<n., Hed., Ltii.. Kmp.. MnL, 
Tille, IHDl; A Day at La,",nierro's. ISD'J; A N. D\.. Wli.. Ant., Al. IHHS IDO.^, in part,- 

WIIO'H WHO IN Tlll<: LVdl'lUM. 


tt<:rH]iif) with Williuil (i(jfl,')ri. Ail.iLmui: 
KfifoM, N. V. 
SMI'i H, Harlan ln'/,i:rnu\\, !<•<•( nn't; h. Kiixl- 
H;i>;iri;i>v, ,\1i<li., I'VI). )7, IS7/.; <•'!. puh. 
and lli,(.'li S'liM., !•;. HfiKifiH.w, iin<l Univ. of 
Mifli., i yvn.; iiImo Ml.iidicd willi I'rof. I''. 
W. I'u(,riiiffi, «f lliirviinl, in f)(d(l (itnJ 
iniiHcijrn; «/. ]|(*l('ria K, 0»i,I«'M, Hufnnaw, 
lVll<!h., Nov. Sdri, IH»7. AmhI,. I'r-iilxxly 
MiiM<!inn, Univ., \H',)\ ; flfld it>i»d,. 
«l<)f)i. Hnt,lirof)f)lop;y, World'« Oduniljiftn 
Kxpn., IHJH 2; «!Xfilonfr| uncirml, nK»nndH 
in O., Ky.. Wih., N. V., Midi., H-r;.; in 
f;hurj;j<! (i.nUirof)olo(j;ir;(),l f'.<*lln<!f.ion« in 
MuM<'nrr( of Univ. of Midi., ISitl H; (•%■ 
plor<d Mficicnf, /.'iirdcn Ix-dn ii<tiir KnliifrKi.- 
zoo, Midi., for Arcii.i-.ol. Irifif.. of Atri'-rion-, 
IKiH; wit.f) Affi. ,MiiH<-iiffi .Nialiinil IliMfory, 
N<!W York, h\ucm 1805; tniini. fuciiKy «in';<i 
IHf)'5; hmhI,, (fi/nilor of fi.r<;li«!oloj/y >«in<;() 

1000, Atfi. iirdifcolot^iKi on i\n: .J«!«iip \';iv.\\\i: Kxp'^rln.; f:oi/n<:iilor Am. 
AnUirojiol. AMMn.; I'Villow A.A.A.K.; K<dlow 
Am. Kdinol. Hot;.', tuiut\. Mii«<riim An^n., 
Am. I'oll'. Ix»r'^ Kor., Kxfdonrrw' Clufi; <'.orr. 
rn<*m. (ifiy. find AnUiropol. Ho<:. of Kw»; 
<l«n, Ani.hrofiol. Hue. of I'lirin, Aniliropol. 
Hot'., itt VVuKliinj/f.on, of Davfrnpori A<;ii>). 
of Hd<;n';«', of Mi';li, A':!i./I. of S<:i<!nw; hi:>:. 
A.A.A.H,, Hcdion of AnUiro()ol,, IS!>7 and 

1001. Author: Arfrfiaiojoj^y of hyfl.on, 
1800; Arf;iiH!oloj/y of 'riiomjicon l{.iv<;r, 
1000; U'airriH of lirifiHii Uoliimhia and 
Waniiintrfon, 1001; HhrdI U<!ap« of ili<! 
]/iv/cr (''raHi-r l{.iv«T, lOO-'J, all pnh. hy 
J'lif. ; al-^.o riuriK-ronvi maj/. arl,i<d<r« an'l 
pamplil<rf,4 on ant.hro[)ol. f,\i\i'}i:(:i.H. //(;<: 
hirer (illuM. ): 'l'\)i; American ^iiM-Atni of 
Nabiral JliHfory; I'ndiiMl.orif; Am«!rJ';a; 
Th<! Am<!ri(;an Indian; Trav'dx in ili<) 
Norl,fiWft«t; f.'anada; TIm! .Mound |{iiild<-r^f; 
PrImifJv*' IndiJMhry and Ui<; Oiij,^inH of (n 
duHtry; Kxplorafionw in I'.riUnli Odumlfia; 
KxpJoraf.ion < on Va.n';oiiv<rr I»^land; Fiv«) 
Am'-rica.n .NaUon-i; f'liildr<?n of (,li<; Hnov/; 
C/'hildn-n of tli»! Kon-fit, ; fjhildnm of; 
l)<:H<:fi,; (/'liiJdr»!n of Un: .Mint.; (Jhildrcn of 
the. I'iainH. /><;d.ur«r for N. Y. Hch. Jioard 
nincii 1808; inntr, at f'rait In«f,. Hiucc 
1000; h'(^\irtir for Uroriklyn Tn«i,, and <;dij- 
oaliona) »,nd Krriijnf.ific Hori'^iif^H. AddrcMH: 
712 W<-H». Knd Av«-., S'-.w York, S. Y. 

SMITH, Minnio Manshall, n;ad<;r; m. Fmnk 
J, Hrnitli, llt:u(lH mm;. «<;l«;d,ionx, «;»j;'!- 
dttlly liumorouM monolof(ij«fM, iUmAcr wif-h 
JMo« Clw Club. Addrrm: 174 KU Nidi- 
olftH Av';., N. Y. Oy. 

SMITH, Ralph K'lnrlrick, l«;dijr<;r; ^, l',an 
«or, M(;., Jh7.'J; <;d. Ijniv. of Ma. an<l MiA»«. 

OdI, of OxUiopaUiy (n-rd. <lif/r<-<; Dodor 
of ()H(.<^o[)aUiy) I in. Viol<d, T;.' 
Inj/;, KImini, N. Y., I80(». Ivl, Ma«ti, .lonr 
nal of OMicojiafliy, IO((,'J; ix n^i/inU-.rfA 
jdiyxir-iari in MnhH.; pr<rH, I'/owt.on OnUto 
jiai.liii! Kod<d,y, lOrx}; H<r(!, ManH. ()<tU:(t- 
paUilr; Koj'iid.y, 1004; I'rof. of iSioloj^y, 
Ma««. f.'oll, of Oxl,<!ooaU)y, v-inc/i 1004; 
viwiUnp; pliyMldaii, Hal<-m Hi. l)iMp«'n«ttry, 
1000. Writ.(fr of «r-l<,nU/l«; ar(.ld<-M for 
mj^M. /tt:t'luri:r: OHl.copaUiy ; l!iolo(^y; 
U'liild Hl.udy ; Mow Wofn'-n May I'frromo 
Hi.roiif/i-r; Mow I)ofl.<.r« J>ifr<.| ; 'n,t: Mivii 
rial Ki'voliil.ioii ; H'i';itj(l»' l>rnf/l<>«M Mnal 
infr. Ucp'an Icdiirin^/, 1001, ind. Addrmn: 
TM J',oyj;d'/n fit.., I'.ostl.on, Ma«K. 

iSMI'J'H, William Hawlfty, ri:»<U;r and Un- 
• iin-r; />. Hundcrland, Mann,, (Jd. 7, I84r»; 
jrrad. Hhii.<: .N'ormal Univ., .MormnI, 111., 
1870; ni. Kll.m M. (JaJuHlia, .Morrlji, III., 
.July 19, 1870. TauKliI- «<'h., 1870 4; cji. 
Hiipf,., «<:liM. M<l>ran Co., 1874 82;, 
1882 7; in mfj/. I,u«., 1887 0;$. AuUutr: 
KvoluUon of l)r,dd, 188.''.; 'I ti<- N<'W flam- 
l«f, 1002; TIk- l'romol,..r«, 1004, all hy H., 
.M«;.S'.; WalkM and Talkf*, 1804, Kin. 
lOuulvr: MiMC'dlaru'OUJi. hf.rlurir : Hom«v 
t.liin>/ l/'fl. Ov<-r; W'l, tin; I'cojd'v, ('/innti'in 
S«;nK<' in l.itcraljirn and Art,; Tin; l/H<!ra- 
fiir'; of I/K:alll,y; J'.f.rn Hliorl, ; Kvoluf.lon 
of J>«'ffio''ja«;y ; Ki''k<'r«; 'l)u- l'<ofd<; and 
Tln-ir H'iIiooIh. li'-j/an Ly<:. work, I80;i, 
iind'^r iU:t\,, in comhinalion wiUi liiil Ny« 
for otif. Hi-.nnon; nitifo. alon*?; Ili".<.<d v/i),h 
W'll., H\., MuU Addrenn: I'.-oria, 111. 

SNOW, Ardiihfllrl Kamb«;r, <;nt.';r(,aim!r; h. 
I'.oonvil).-, S. v., .Jan. 'Mi, 1841; <;d. J'.oon- 
villr; Mi}/Ii Hdi.; In Uivil War, 1801 R, 
t:\t:ry rank fr'(m pvt. to t;it]i\,.; wound'-d 
at Crdtyxhuri/ and WWAi-rufM-A; pri>ton<?r 
for W\x montJi«; rn. Au^jf. 18, 1881; wan 
a/;tor, nnd'-r u:ui\t-, of A. A. Arm-ttronj^, 
1807 81; po«t rmdr. Wli<<dor.k I'od No. 
07, (i. A. li.; I'a«(, Ma«t<;r J'oonvill<; f/xlj/rj, 
K. A. A. M., .No. lO.n. Author: Tli'! |}<r'«t 
.Man in tti<i lU',(/;\im:ni; A I'irtiir*! on thft 
Wall; A Waif of tJ.<! Wild«'rn<'>,v.; and 
otli<;rH. Ma(<. c.otti.r. ICnti'rtulni'.r : llan- 
dom JlwoII<!dJon« of tint Fi«dd and f>imp- 
flrr-; Tfift ll/.yal Art of H«/<ry UdlJn<(; 
lUriAuwf.tKMH of tlic ArfK'/i'ian Htaj^«; 
Fnn, VucXn »ui\ Fanri'-K, in Hon;^ and 
Story; Kunnliin/r and ,Moon«hin<;, iU'^An 
Lyo.. work, J80;{, ind., S. Y.; I00«, with 
<ih., In 111.; ^inr-./: witli <,\/.., Kmp., Ont., 
G. W., Kby., J5dp'. /!'/'/»-';««.■ Jioonvllb:, 

K. y. 

SNYDKf^, AlvJn IJ., |{iir<;aii manap^<rr; '>. 
.Mo., I8r,8; '-'i. III. W«;i«l«ryan (;niv. (I'b.l}., 



1896). With Ford Howell, org. Mid., 
1901; pres. same since 1901, operating in 
Central, Southern and Western States. 
Address: 358 Good Block, Des Moines, la. 

SCARES, Theodore Gerald, reader and lec- 
turer; b. London, Eng., Oct. 1, 1869; ed. 
London, Eng., Univ. of Minn. (A.B., 1891; 
A.M., 1892), and Univ. of Chicago (Ph.D., 
1894; B.D., 1897); reed. D.D. from Knox 
Coll., 1901; 711. Lillian M. Martin, Minne- 
apolis, Minn., 1894; pastor, 1894-1905; is 
prof, of Homiletics, Univ. of Cliicago. 
Lecturer -reader : dramatic reading and in- 
terpretation of Biblical masterpieces. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1896, Jackson, Tenn., 
listed with Ch. Univ. Elx.; since with 
same. Address: University of Chicago, 
Chicago, 111. 

SOPER, Henry Marlin, reader; ft. Alden, 
111., Mar. 7, 1850; academic and normal 
univ. edn. ; grad. Nat. Sch. Ory., Phila., 
Pa., 1877; m. Dora Shoemaker, 1880. 
Several .yrs. prin. graded and high schs.; 
located in Chicago, 1877; was prof. eloe. 
and ory.. Lake Forest Univ., Acad, and 
Sem.; also in Morgan Park Theol. Sem., 
and several other pvt. instns. of Chicago, 
Editor: Scrap Book Recitations; Soper'a 
Select Speaker. Contr. to Werner's Mag., 
etc. Reader: misc. Began Lye. work, 
1877, ind.; since ind. Founded Soper Sch. 
of Cry., Chicago, 111., 1877, of which he is 
still pres.; one of founders, 1892 (pres., 
1899-1902), N. A. E. Address: Steinway 
Hall, Chicago, 111. 

SOUTHERS, Edwin (Cyclone), lecturer; 6. 
Scotland, Fla., 1849; ed. com. schs.; read 
medicine, attended Bellevue, Cumberland, 
Md., hospitals, and practiced for some 
time, but abandoned profession; traveled 
in Europe and America; m. Elizabeth J. 
Price, London, Eng., 1876. Author: Brim- 
Btone Talks, Fla. Pub. Co. Lecturer: If I 
Were the Devil; The Man Without a 
Soul; Mary, the Magdalen; The "Boss" 
Devil. Began lecturing, irregularly, 1875, 
ind.; since ind. and with N. Dix. and 
Mut. Address: Starke, Fla. 

SOUTHWICK, Henry Lawrence, lecturer 
and reader; studied at Monroe Conserva- 
tory of Eloc. and Dram. Art, Boston; 
taught eloc. for a time; on stage for 1 yr, 
as mem. Augustin Daly's Co.; was on 
staff of Boston Herald several yrs.; m. 
Jessie Eldridge; was master of English, 
William Penn Charter Sch., Phila., Pa.; 
since 1889 mem. faculty of Emerson Coll. 
of Ory.; now Dean and prop, of same. 
Lecturer: A Splendid Rebel; Hamlet, the 

Man of Will; The Orators and Oratory of 
Shakespeare. Interpretative reciter: Riche- 
lieu; Richard III; Othello; Julius Caesar; 
Twelfth Night; The Rivals; A Yankee 
Story-Teller; A Evening of Miscellaneous 
Readings. Address: Chickering Hall, Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

SOUTHWICK, Jessie Eldridge (Mrs.), dra- 
matic reader: Macbeth; The Merchant of 
Venice; The Drama and Human Life; 
Faust; King John; and readings from 
other standard authors, m. Henry L. 
South wick. Lecturer: on oratory, expres- 
sion, philosophy of art, and other educa- 
tional subjects. Mem. Faculty of Emer- 
son Coll. of Ory., Boston. Address: 
Chickering Hall, Huntington Ave., Boston, 

SPAID, Arthur Rusmiselle Miller, lecturer; 
&. Capon Springs, W. Va., July 27, 1866; 
ed. W. Va. and Va., Wilmington Coll., O., 
and Haverford Coll.. Pa. (A.B., 1893; 
A.M., 1894) ; ??i. Mary A. Farquhar, Wil- 
mington, O., 1897; was asst. librarian 
Wilmington Coll. and librarian W. C. 
T. U. library, Wilmington; prin. Twin 
Township High Sch., Bourneville, O., 1890- 
1; prin. Alexis I. DuPont Sch., Wilming- 
ton. Del., 1894-1903; supt. of schs.. New 
Castle Co., Del., since 1903. Contr. of na- 
ture study articles to magazines. Lec- 
turer: on nature subjects. Began lectur- 
ing, 1901, ind.; now with B. & S. Ad- 
dress: 505 W. 21st St., Wilmington, Del. 

SPAULDING, Henry George, clergyman and 

lecturer; 6. Spencer, Mass., May 28, 
1837; ed. Brattleboro and Northfield 
(Vt.) Acads. and Phillips Acad., Andover, 
Mass.; grad. Harvard, 1860; Harvard Di- 
vinity Sch., 1866; m. Lucy Warland 
Plympton, Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 5, 
1867. In service U. S. Sanitary Commn. 
during Civil War; ordained pastor First 
parish (Unitarian), Framingham, Mass., 
Feb., 1868; pastor Third Religious Soc., 
Dorchester, Mass., 1873-7; sec. Unitarian 
S. S. Soc, 1883-92. Author: A Sunday 
School Service Book and Hymnal, 1884; 
The Teachings of Jesus, 1885; Hebrew 
Prophets and Kings, 1887; Later Heroes 
of Israel, 1888; Lessons and Commentary 
on the Gospel of Luke, 1889, also pamph- 
lets and contributions to mags. Lecturer 
(illustrated); on Italy (series of 5); on 
History and Archaeology (series of 6 on 
Roman history, art, etc.); Historic Vol- 
canoes; on Christian Art (series of 6); 
Pompeii and Bulwer's Last Days of Pom- 
peii; Rome and the Marble Faun; Flor- 



enee and Romola; A Journey with Childe 
Harold; Picturesque California and 
Ramona. Began lecturing, 1873, Boston; 
has done much work in schs., etc.; was 
first to give lectures with stereopticon il- 
lustrations (Lowell Inst., Boston, 1874). 
Has given over 2,000 lectures. Address: 
25 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 

SPEDON, S. M., cartoonist: Character and 
Cliaracteristics ; Things We Laugh and 
Wonder At; Flashes of Fun and Dashes 
of Color; b. N. Y. Cy.; artist and corr. 
for Leslie's Illustrated Paper; est. Talent, 
1890, and edited same until 1903. Resi- 
dence: 482 Jefferson Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Office: 61 World Bldg., N. Y. Cy. 

SPEED, James, lecturer: Redhead, an illus- 
trated story of a woodpecker; The Haunt 
of the Great Blue Heron. Both lectures 
ill. Chau. mgr.; also, at Assemblies, gives 
series of morning and afternon talks on 
Nature topics. Address: Bloomington, 111. 

SPERRY, Lyman Beecher, lecturer; b. Sher- 
man, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1841; ed. pub. schs., 
1847-57, Oberlin Coll., 1860-3 (A.M., 
1883), and Univ. of Mich. (M.D., 1867); 
m. Rosalie Harris, Bellevue, 0., 1870. En- 
tered army (civilian service), 1864; prac- 
ticed medicine, 1867-8; prof, of natural 
sciences, Ripon Coll., Wis., 1869-73; agt. 
for Arickaree, Gros Venter and Mandan 
Indians, 1873-5; prof, natural sciences, 
Carleton Coll., 1875-85; non-resident lec- 
turer on sanitary science, Carleton Coll., 
1885-95; spends much time in mountain 
exploration in U. S.; trav. in Europe, 
1892. Author: Confidential Talks with 
Young Men, 1892; Confidential Talks with 
Young Women, 1893; Husband and Wife, 
1900; Physiology, Fear and Faith, 1902, 
all pub. by Rev.; also pamphlets and 
newspaper articles. Lecturer: America's 
Wonderlands; Twentieth Century Amer- 
ica, or Westward to the Orient; Through 
the Heart of the Rockies to the Crown of 
the Continent; American Indians — As 
Savages and as Citizens; Etna and Ve- 
suvius: Their Attractions and Their Ter- 
rors (these 5 are illus.); Gumption and 
Grit; Race Culture; Superstitions, De- 
lusions and Fads; Sex, Home and Human- 
ity; Treasures from the Highways and 
Byways of Travel (these 5 are not ill.) ; 
Human Conditions and Possibilities; 
Life, Health and Happiness; Avoidable 
Causes of Disease; Four-Fourths of a Man; 
Male and Female, or The Significance of 
Sex; Sex and Success; Angels and 
Devils; Brain and Nerve; Mind and Char- 

acter; Nervousness, Eccentricity and In- 
sanity; Rest, Amusements and Recrea- 
tion; Somethin's Done Broke; Seven So- 
cial Evils; Narcotics and Narcotism; 
Medical Theories and Practice, Old and 
New; Mind vs. Body; Quacks and Quack- 
ery; Education and Educators; Stepping 
Stones vs. Stumbling Blocks; Camping 
Out and Mountain Climbing; Human 
Longevity, or Causes of Human Degen- 
eracy and Premature Death; Alcohol, 
King of the Narcotics; Tobacco, Queen of 
the Sirens (the last 23 are usually given 
in series or courses of 6 or 8 lectures). 
Began Lye. work, 1878, ind.; afterwards 
listed with SI., Red. and Cen.; now ind. 
Lectures largely for Y. M. C. A.'s and 
educational institutions. Has given over 
2,500 lectures. Address: Oberlin, 0. 

SPRAGUE, Homer Baxter, lecturer; &. Sut- 
ton, Mass., Oct. 19, 1829; grad. Yale 
(class valedictorian); A.B., 1852; A.M., 
1855; took first De Forest prize; student 
Yale Law Sch., 1853-4; admitted to bar, 
1854; m. Antoinette E. Pardee, New 
Haven, Conn., Dec. 28, 1854. Practiced 
law, Worcester, Mass., 1855-6; prin. Wor- 
cester High vSch., 1856-9; practiced law. 
New Haven, Conn., 1859-61; served as 
capt., maj., It.-col., 13th Conn. Inf., 1862- 
6; wounded, Irish Bend, La., Apr. 14, 
1863; brevetted col. for gallantry; com- 
missioned col. 11th C. D. A.; prisoner of 
war, Sept., 1864, to Feb., 1865; served on 
courts martial, mil. commns., ednl. supt., 
freedmen's courts, etc., 1865-6; prin. Conn. 
Normal Sch., 1866-7; mem. Conn. Legisla- 
ture, 1868; secured abolition of tuition 
rate bills; prof, rhetoric and Eng. lit., 
Cornell, 1868-70; prin. Adelphi Acad., 
Brooklyn, 1870-5; Ph.D., Univ. of N. Y., 
1873; head-master Girls' High Sch., Bos- 
ton, 1876-85; founder and 1st pres. Mar- 
tha's Vineyard Summer Inst.; pres. Mills 
Coll., Cal., 1885-6; pres. Univ. N. D., 
1887-91; prof, and lecturer Drew Theol. 
Sem., 1896-1900; pres. Am. Inst. Instn., 
1883-5; coimcillor Nat. Ednl. Assn., 1887- 
8; asso. founder and 1st pres. N. E. Soc, 
N. D.; also of N. D. Teachers' Assn.; also 
of Boston Watch and Ward Soc; mem. 
Yale Phi Beta Kappa; life mem. Pilgrim 
Soc; dir. Am. Peace Soc. Author: Fel- 
lowship of Slaveholders, 1857; History of 
13th Connecticiit Infantry, 1866; Free 
Text-Books for Public Schools, 1879; 
High School and Citizenship, 1883; Edu- 
cational Party Needed, 1886; Voice and 
Gesture, 1877; Alleged Law Blunders in 
Shakespeare, 1899; American Liberty, 



1900; The Two Parties, 1900: The Assas- 
sination, 1901; Memorial Day, 1902; 
Right and Wrong in Our Civil War, 1903; 
The People's Party, 1904; The True Mac- 
beth; Shakespeare's Greatest Character a 
Woman, 1905; Light on the Shakespeare- 
Bacon Controversy, 1905; New Metrical 
Version (with essay) of Book of Job, 
1906. Editor dept.' Rhetoric Student's 
Journal. Also 7 plays of Shakespeare; 
also Masterpieces of Authors. Lecturer: 
on Shakespeare; Milton; Goldsmith; Con- 
federate Prisons; Money and Manhood; 
War and Peace; now making specialty of 
lecturing against international war. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1875, listed with Red.; 
since with others; also was univ. exten- 
sion lecturer, 1892-6. Has given over 
2,000 lectures. Address: Newton, Mass. 

SPRAGUE, Leslie Willis, lecturer; h. Erie 
Co., N. Y., May 2, 1869; ed. Meadville, Pa., 
Theol. Sch., Stanford, Chicago-, Columbia 
and St. Lawrence Universities (B.D., St. 
Lawrence, 1904) ; m. Lila A. Frost, Mt. 
Gilead, O., 1889; was ordained to minis- 
try, 1890. Mem. Am. fraternity of 
Ethical Lecturers, is lecturer and asso. 
leader of N. Y. and Brooklyn Societies for 
Ethical Culture. Has held pastorates in 
Boston, Pomona and San Francisco, Cal., 
Grand Rapids, Mich., Helena, Mont., and 
Montclair, N. J. Lecturer: A Man's a 
Man for a' That; The World's Greatest 
Need; The Art of Character Building; The 
Means and the End of Life; The Things 
We Can Do Without; The Social Mes- 
sages of Henrik Ibsen, and five series of 
lectures on: Educational Topics; Social 
Messages of Some Nineteenth Century 
Prophets (Schiller, Hugo, Carlyle, Tol- 
stoy, Mazzini, 'Whitman ) ; The Coming 
Society; Social Forces in the Victorian 
Novel (Dickens, Thackeray, Bronte, 
Kingsley, Eliot, Mrs. Humphrey Ward) ; 
Ralph Waldo Emerson. Began lecturing, 
1902, ind.; lecturer for Brooklyn Inst., 
N. Y. Board of Edn. and Am. U. Ex. in 
1903; staff lecturer of sociology in Am. 
U. Ex. since 1905. Address: 121 Amity 
St., Brooklyn. N. Y. 

SPRINGER, Bennett, magician; b. 1859; ed. 
Boston pub. schs.; has been corr. for sev- 
eral newspapers and journals devoted to 
magic. Magician: Began Lye. work about 
1885; has done much teaching of magic; 
is listed with Red., Wh., Brt. and L. E. B. 
Address: 43 Bower St., Boston, Mass. 

SPRINGGATE, Verna May (Miss), reader; 
6. Highland, Kan.; ed. Wichita, Kan., and 
Chicago, 111. Reader: dramatic and misc. 

Was reader, 1905-6, with Oaks Male Quar- 
tet; then listed with Independent Bur., 
Webster City, la.; now director of Dra- 
matic Dept., Wichita College of Music. 
Began Lye. work, 1893, ind.; since ind. 
Address: Wichita, Kan. 

STAATS, Charles Lansing, clarinet soloist; 
6. Lodi, N. Y., July 1, 1861; ed. Hacketts- 
town, N. J., Collegiate Inst., E. Green- 
wich, R. L, Acad.; m. Margaret Eva Betts, 
Aug., 1897. Studied clarinet for six yrs. 
in America; then, 1888-9, at Paris Con- 
servatory of Music. Was solo clarinet at 
Jardin d'Acclimation, Paris, 1889; at Her 
Majesty's Theatre, London, 1889; and 
Casino, Ostende, Belgium, 1890; 1889-90, 
toured Austria, Germany, Holland, Bel- 
gium, England, as clarinet soloist. With 
Sousa's Band, 1892; Boston Symphony 
Orchestra, 1894-9. Founder Bostonia 
Sextette Club, 1899; and director and 
soloist of org. since. Began Lye. work, 
1890, with Red.; since listed with Red., 
Brt., Bry., SI., N. Dix. Address: 154 New- 
bury St., Boston, Mass. 

STAFFORD, D. J., lecturer: Hamlet; Mac- 
beth: Julius Csesar; Richard III; The 
American Citizen; Eloquence in Shake- 
speare ; Dickens : His Power and Pathos ; 
Ireland's Struggle for Life and Liberty. 
Was orator at World's Fair. Roman 
Catholic priest, D.D. Address: St. 
Patrick's Church, or 619 10th St., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

STAHL, Margaret, reader; h. Fremont, O.; 
ed. Fremont, Cleveland, Boston, New 
York. Reader: Enoch Arden; Madame 
Butterfly, and misc. Began work, 1903, 
with Br.; since listed with Br., Ch., Co., 
Col., C. Address: Fremont, 0. 

STANLEY, Frederick Jonte, lecturer; 6. 
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 27, 1848; ed. 
W^abash Coll. (A.B., 1873; A.M., 1876); 
Union Theol. Sem., N. Y. Cy., and special 
Sch. of Ory., N. Y. Cy.; reed. L.H.D., 
1892, from Waseda Univ., Tokio, Japan; 
and D.D., from Washington Coll.; m., 1st, 
1876, in Minn.; 2nd, 1881, Leadville, Col.; 
trav, around world; prof, of English, His- 
tory and Literature, Waseda Univ., Tokio, 
Japan, several yrs. after 1889; was spe- 
cial corr. N. Y. Mail and Express while in 
Japan and traveling around world. Mag. 
and religious periodical contr. Lecturer: 
The Russo-Japanese War; Young Men of 
Japan; other Oriental and international 
subjects. First lectured in Atlantic City, 
N. J., ind.; first listed with Bur., 1893; 



ind., 1893-1904; now with Sup. Address: 
203 Broadway, New York City. 

STEELE, A. C, basso with Temple Quartet 
since 1901; listed with Red. Address: 131 
Tremont St., Boston, Mass. 

STEINER, Edward A., lecturer; 6. Vienna, 
Austria, Nov. 1, 1806; ed. pub. schs., 
Vienna, Pilsen, Heidelberg, Gottingen, 
Leipzig, Berlin; grad. from Heidelberg 
UniA^, 1885 (Ph.B.); and from Oberlin, 
O., Theol. Sem., 1891 (B.D.) ; m. Sara W. 
Levy, Oxford, O., Aug. 31, 1891. Has 
trav. in Europe and Asia and twenty-five 
times across the Atlantic in order to study 
the immigrant problem. Pastor Congl. 
Chs., St. Cloud, Minn., St. Paul, Spring- 
field, 0., and Sandusky, 0. ; spl. rep. of the 
Outlook, in Russia, 1903; prof, applied 
Christianity, Iowa Coll., since Sept., 1903; 
mem. Chicago Press Club. Author: Tol- 
stoy, the Man, 1903, Mac; On the Trail 
of the Immigrant, 1906, Revell. Lecturer: 
Tolstoy, the Man; Russian Problems of 
To-day; Immigration; Social Problems of 
the Day. Began lecturing, 1891, near 
Oberlin, 0., ind.; since ind. and listed with 
Cnl. Has filled about 1,500 engagements. 
Address: Grinnell, la. 

STEVENS, William Franklyn, lecturer; &. 
Kirby, O.; grad. Ohio Northern Univ., 
Ada, 0. (M.S., A.M., Ph.D.); mag. contr. 
and book reviewer; m. M. Elizabeth De 
Ford, Ottawa, 0.; was librarian in New 
York City; now librarian of Carnegie 
Library, Homestead, Pa. Lecturer: What 
to Read and How to Read It, and other 
lectures on books and reading. Began 
Lye. work, 1903, under Lib.; since listed 
with Lib. Address: Homestead, Pitta- 
burg, Pa. 

STEWART, Oliver Wayne, lecturer; 6. 
Mercer Co., 111., May 22, 1867; ed. Wood- 
hull, 111., High Sch. (grad., 1885), Eureka 
Coll. (grad., 1890, A.M.); taught sch., 
1885-7; entered ministry Ch. of Christ 
(Disciples), 1887; m. Elvira J. Seass, 
Aug. 20, 1890. Sec. Dist. Lodge I. 0. 
G. T., 1887; 1890-1, in evangelistic work; 
1895-7, pastor in Mackinaw, 111.; sec. 111. 
Christian Endeavor Union, 1893-4; and 
pres. of same, 1895-7; del. nat. prohibition 
conv., 1892, 1896, 1900, 1904; chmn. 111. 
State Prohibition Conv., 1896, and of Nat, 
Conv., Pittsburg, 1896; chmn. 111. State 
Prohibition comm., 1896-1900; mem. Nat. 
Comm., 1896-1905; chmn. Nat. Comm., 
1899-1905; elected as Prohibitionist, 
1902, as mem. 111. Gen. Assembly, from 
5th Dist., serving 1903. Lecturer: Chris- 

tian Citizenship; Presidents and the 
Presidency ; Abraham Lincoln ; The Great- 
est Governmental Problem; The Old Man 
Eloquent. Lectured some, 1887, for tem- 
perance, as sec. I. 0. G. T. Did no more 
lecture work, until 1893, when began, 
ind.; since ind. Address: 5338 Madison 
Ave., Chicago, 111. 

STOELZER, Richard, director, and viola and 
viola d'amour soloist with Mozart Sym- 
phony Club since its organization, about 
1891. Address: 148 Rodney St., Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

STONE, Fred M., lecturer; ft. Brooklyn, la., 
July 3, 1857; ed. Elkhart, Ind., Garrett 
Biblical Inst. (reed, diploma), and 2 yrs. 
in classical course. Northwestern Univ., 
Evanston, 111.; m. Lillian Stephens, Elk- 
hart, Ind., Dec. 21, 1882. Lecturer: The 
Weather Makes the Man; Getting on in 
the World; Our Defenders. Began Lye. 
work, ind., at Chans.; since listed with 
Inter, and Cen. Address: 2415 St. Paul 
St., Baltimore, Md. 

STONE, R. Foster, lecturer; &. Bedford, Pa., 
Apr. 19, 1866; ed. Heidelberg Coll., 
Tiffin, 0.; m. Abigail E. Signor, Cal., May 
25, 1893; was pastor in Lodi, 0., Republic, 
O., Mendota, Mo., Green City, Mo., Indian- 
apolis, Ind., and now pastor Johnstown, 
N. Y. Lecturer: Wonderland (the Yellow- 
stone Park ) ; and others on travels, his- 
tory, i-eform and religion; acts as platform 
mgr. for Chaus. Began Lye. work, in Mo., 
1890, ind.; since listed with Win. and by 
A. C. Folsom, Pontiac, 111.; has filled 
3,500 dates. Address: Johnstown, N. Y. 

STOREY, Elizabeth C. (Miss), lecturer: 
The Magic Gift. Reader: Shakespeare's 
Comedies; Ulysses, a drama by Stephen 
Phillips ; An Evening with Humorous and 
Dramatic Writers. Began Lye. work be- 
fore 1902. Address: 2131 W. Ontario St., 
Phila., Pa. 

STRATON, John Roach, lecturer; b. Evans- 
ville, Ind., Apr. 6, 1875; ed. Mercer Univ., 
Ga., Sn. Bapt. Theol. Sem., Univ. of Chi- 
cago; reed. D.D., Shurtleff Coll., 111.; m. 
Georgia Hillyer, Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 2, 
1895; has trav. through N. A. Lecturer: 
The South in Song and Story; The Race 
Problem; The Destiny of the Lost Rib; 
and others. Began Lye. work, 1895, 
Macon, Ga. ; listed with Sn.; since under 
mgemt. of Red. and SI. Address: 679 W. 
Monroe St., Chicago, El. 

STROUGH, Francis Adelbert, lecturer; b. 
Menasha, Wis., Jan. 14, 1859; ed. Norria- 
town, N. Y., and Oberlin, 0., Coll.; or- 



dained to ministry, Phila., N. Y., 1890; m. 
Miss Winifred C. Eysaman, Nov. 20, 
1889, Little Falls, N. Y.; was sec. Y. M, 
C. A., Utica, Amsterdam, and Oswego, 
N. Y.; pastor at Philadelphia, Greene, 
Albany, N. Y., and Allegan, Mich.; pub. 
Our Young Men, Amsterdam, N. Y''., 1887- 
9. Lecturer (all lectures and sermons ill. 
by stereopticon) : Travels: Yellowstone 
Park and Northwest; From New York to 
the Golden Gate; Washington, D. C, and 
Historic South; The Sunny South; The 
United States Navy; Cuba and Porto 
Rico; Hawaiian and Philippine Islands; 
Greater New York; Greater Boston; 
Niagara Falls, 1,000 Islands, Montreal; 
Lewis and Clark Exposition; Louisiana 
Purchase Exposition; The Pan-American 
Exposition; The Columbian Exposition. 
Sermons: The Modern Prodigal Son; The 
Modern Prodigal Daughter; Heroism and 
Sacrifice; The Curse of Strong Drink; 
The Curse of Gambling; The Wicked— 
(The Devil); The Righteous— (A Dead 
Sure Thing); The Lowly Nazarene; The 
Passion of Our Lord; How Great Men Are 
Made; Little Things; The Creation; 
Christian Endeavor; John Bunyan. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1893, under Win.; since 
listed with Win. and Lab.; has given 
1,900 lectures, and delivered " The Modern 
Prodigal Son" over 1,000 times. Address: 
Kalamazoo, Mich. 

STUART, George R., lecturer; 6. Talbot's 
Station, Tenn., Dec. 14, 1857; ed. Emory 
and Henry Coll., Va. (B.A.. 1882; M.A., 
1886); w! Zollie Sullins, 1882; pres. and 
prof, of English and the Natural 
Sciences, Cleveland Coll., Cleveland, Tenn. 
Author: vol. of sermons and lectures. 
Pep. Lecturer: on scientific, moral and 
popular subjects. Began Lye. work, 1891, 
ind.; since ind., listed with Dav. Address: 
Cleveland, Tenn. 

STUART, Ruth McEnery, author-reader; 6. 
La.; ed. New Orleans until 1865; m. Al- 
fred 0. Stuart, of Ark., 1879 (now de- 
ceased). Author: A Golden Wedding, and 
Other Tales, 1893; Carlotta's Intended, 
1894; The Story of Babette, 1894; Solo- 
mon Crow's Christmas Pockets, and 
Others, 1896; In Simpkinsville. 1897; 
Moriah's Mourning. 1898; The Woman's 
Exchange, 1899; The Second Wooing of 
Salina Sue, 1905, all by Harp.; Sonny, 
1896; Holly and Pizen, 1899; Napoleon 
Jackson, 1902; The River's Children, 1904, 
all by Cent.; George Washington Jones, 
1903, Alt. Reader: of own writings. Be- 
gan, 1894, New Orleans and N. Y., ind.; 

since usually ind. Address: 220 W. 59th 

St., N. Y. Cy. 

SULLEY, Charlotte Presby (Mrs.), reader 
and v.-p. N. Y. Sch. of Expression; grad, 
from N. Y. Sch. of Expression, 1895; 
studied Shakespeare, Columbia Coll.; was 
asst. in dept. of eloc, N. Y. Sch. of Ex- 
pression several yrs. Residence: 78 W. 
92d St., N. Y. Cy. Office: N. Y. Sch. of 
Expression, 318 W. 57th St., N. Y. Cy. 

SWEENEY, Zachary T, lecturer; b. Lib- 
erty, Ky., 1849; grad. Scottville, 111., 
Sem.; 1 yr. at Eureka Coll., 111., and 3 yrs. 
De Pauw Univ. (LL.D., Butler Univ.) ; m. 
Linnie Irwin, Columbus, Ind., Mar. 10, 
1875. Sch. teacher, 1866; in ministry 
Disciples Ch. since 1869; minister, Paris, 
111., 1869-71; and Columbus, Ind., 1871- 
96; since then, pastor-emeritus. U. S. 
Consul-general to Ottoman Empire, 1889- 
92 ; Imperial Ottoman commr. to World's 
Columbian Expn., 1893. Dir. Indianapolis, 
Columbus and Southern R. R. ; formerly 
chancellor Butler Univ., and mem. ad- 
visory com. World's Congress of Religions; 
commr. of fisheries and game for Ind. since 

1897. Decorated with Turkish Order of 
the Osmaniek. Pres. Am. Christian Mis- 
sionary Soc; mem. Victoria Inst., London, 
Inst. Cliristian Philosophy, New York, 
Nat. Geog. Soc; Beta Theta Pi. Author: 
Under Ten Flags, 1888; Pulpit Diagrams, 

1898, both pub. by Strd.; also biennial 
reports, as commr., 1897, 1899, 1901, 1903, 
1905. Contr. to mags. Lecturer: The 
Golden Age; American Civilization; A 
Journey to Jerusalem; A WTiack at the 
Universe. Began lecturing, 1899, in Mo., 
with Red.; since listed with Red. Address: 
Columbus, Ind. 

SWIFT, Fuller, Chautauqua manager; with 
Midland Lye. Bur., Des Moines, la., as 
Chau. mgr!;, until 1906. Address: 6218 
Jefferson Ave., Chicago, 111. 

TAFT, Lorado, lecturer; 6. Elmwood, III., 
Apr. 29, 1860; grad. Univ. of 111., Urbana, 
111., 1879; studied at Ecole des Beaux 
Arts, Paris, 1880-3, receiving prix 
d'atelier, 1883; m. Ada Bartlett, Boston, 
Feb. 11, 1896. Has made eight trips to 
Europe; instr. Chicago Art Inst, since 
1886; mem. Municipal Art Commn. of Chi- 
cago, of Am. Sculpture Soc, and of 
Western Soc. of Artists; for two yrs. 
Pres. of last. Director Municipal Art 
League, Cliicago. Silver Medal, Pan-Am. 
Expn., 1901; gold medal, St. Louis Expn., 



1904. Author: The History of American 
Sculpture, 1903, Mac. Lecturer: The 
Processes of Sculpture, or a Glimpse of a 
Sculptor's Studio; The Sculptors of Amer- 
ica. Began, ind., 1887, in Chicago; lec- 
turer on art for Univ. Extension Dept. 
Univ. of Chicago, 1892-1902. First listed 
by Bureau, 1890, Inter.; since with Inter- 
and SI. Residence: 6045 Jefferson Ave. 
Studio: 1038 Fine Arts Bldg., Chicago. 

TAGGART, Charles Ross ("The Man from 
Vermont " ) , entertainer and impersona- 
tor; &. Washington, D. C, Mar. 19, 1871; 
ed. pub. schs. of Vt., and at Mt. Her- 
mon. Mass. ; m. Edna J. Little, Washing- 
ton, D. C, 1896. Sch. director, Topsham, 
Vt., 1897-1900. First entertainment, W. 
Topsham, Vt., 1895; booked self until 
1901, when with L. E. B.; since listed with 
L. E. B., St., N. Dix., Bry., Mut. Work in- 
cludes impersonations of country types, 
ventriloquism, songs and violin mimicry. 
Address: Newbury, Vt. 

TARR, Alexander, lecturer; 6. Murrysville, 
Pa., 1871; ed. Ada Univ. and Western 
Univ. of Pa.; reed. A.M.; m. Miss Ruby 
Crowe, Cohimbus, 0., 1905. Lecturer: on 
popular and Shakespearean subjects. Be- 
gan lecturing, 1900, under Inter.; since 
listed with Inter., SI., Alk., Dkn. Ad- 
dress: Boston, Mass. 

TAYLOR, Hon. Alfred A., lecturer: If 
Columbus Should Wake. Lawyer; listed 
with A. L. U. Address: Johnston City, 

TAYLOR, Robert Love, lecturer; h. Happy 
Valley, Tenn., July 31, 1850; ed. Penning- 
ton, N. J.; admitted to Tenn. bar, 1878; 
mem. Congress, 1879-81; elector at large 
on Cleveland ticket, 1884; pension agt. 
at Knoxville, 1885-7; elected gov. Tenn., 
1886, as Democrat; gov., 1887-91; prac- 
ticed law Chattanooga, Tenn., 1891-6; 
again gov., 1897-9; m. Sarah L. Baird, 
Asheville, IST. C, 1878; ed.-in-chief Bob 
Taylor's Magazine; elected U. S. Senator, 
1906. Lecturer: The Fiddle and the Bow; 
The Funny Side of Politics; Dixie; and 
others. Began lecturing, 1886. Address: 
Vanderbilt Bldg., Nashville, Tenn. 

TENNEY, Minna Eliot, lecturer; &. Little- 
ton, Mass.; ed. State Normal Sch., Salem, 
Mass.; trav. in Europe 3 times since 
1897; in charge of dept. of English, Grant 
Sch., Watertown, Mass., since 1890. 
Lecturer: Greece, Ancient and Modern; A 
Summer in Norway; The Land of the 
Shamrock; Beautiful New Brunswick and 
Historical Quebec. Began lecturing about 

1898, ind.; since ind. Present address: 
Watertown, Mass. Permanent address: 

Littleton, Mass. 

TERRELL, Mary Church, lecturer; 6. 
Memphis, Tenn.; ed. Oberlin Coll., Ober- 
lin, O. (A.B. and A.M.); taught at Wil- 
berforce Univ., two yrs.; in High Sch. for 
people of color, Washington, D. C; 
studied in Europe, 1887-90; one of first 
two women on Sch. Board of Washington, 
D. C, 1895, serving five yrs.; first pres. 
of Nat. Association Colored Women; waa 
pres. Bethel Literary and Historical So- 
ciety; appted. for second time mem. of 
Board of Educ. m. Robert H. Terrell, 
Memphis, Tenn., 1891. Mag. contr. Lec- 
turer: The Bright Side of a Dark Subject; 
Harriet Beecher Stowe; The Progress of 
Colored Women; Uncle Sam and the Sons 
of Ham. Began lecturing, 1900, Mitchell, 
S. D.. with Inter.; since listed with Inter., 
SI., A. L. U. Address: 326 T St., N. W., 
Washington, D. C. 

TERRY, Benjamin, lecturer; &. St. Paul, 
Minn., Apr. 9, 1857; ed. pub. schs., Col- 
gate Univ. (A.B., 1878; A.M., 1881; 
LL.D., 1903); Hamilton and Rochester 
Theol. Sems., 1878-81; Univ. of Freiburg 
(Ph.D., 1892); Univ. of Gottingen. m. 
Mary Baldwin, Troy. N. ¥.. 1881. Pastor 
Bapt. Ch., Perry, N. Y., 1881-3; Fairport, 
N. Y., 1883-5; prof, history, Colgate, 
1885-92; prof. Medieval and English His- 
tory, Univ. of Chicago, since 1892; mem. 
Am. Hist. Assn., Deutsche Amerikanische 
Historische Gesellschaft von Illinois. 
Author: A History of England, 1901, '03, 
'04„Sc., F. and Co.; A History of England 
for Schools, 1903, Sc, F. and Co. Lec- 
turer: Christianity and Civilization; Why 
Educate Our Boys and Girls; What Kind 
of an Education Shall We Give the Boy; 
A Place for Modern Patriotism. Began 
work, 1892, ind.; since ind., and with 
Univ. of Chicago Extension Dept. Ad- 
dress: University of Chicago, Chicago, 111. 

TEW, Martin E., lecturer; &. Winona Co., 
Minn., Feb. 11, 1869; ed. pub. schs., nor- 
mal sch. and Minn. Univ. ( B.L. ) ; was pvt. 
in Spanish- Am. War; in battle of Manila 
and 32 other engagements; once wounded; 
scout and interpreter for Gens. Lawton 
and Otis; comnid. It.; Avar corr.; trav. 
through N. A., Hawaii, Japan. Was cow- 
boy, teacher, country ed., city journalist; 
now practicing lawyer. Author: The 
Story of the Thirteenth (joint author) ; 
Campaigning in the Philippines (joint au- 
thor) ; History of Kandiyohi. Lecturer: 



Unworked Gold Mines; Buddha and the 
Cowboy, or East vs. West; The Harmon- 
ious Life; Wonders of the West (ill.); 
The Philippines and Hawaii (ill.) ; Japan, 
the Wonderland (ill.). Began lecturing, 
1901, ind.; since ind. Addi'ess: Willmar, 

TRACKER, James Ernest, lecturer; ft. 
Columbia, Mo., Dec. 14, 1869; ed. David- 
son Coll. (A.B., Ph.D.); Union Theol. 
Sem., Richmond, Va.; Central Univ.; m. 
Addle Mai Dixon, Shelby, N. C, Mar. 14, 
1894. Pastor Presb. Ch., in Oxford, N. C, 
1892-6; Louisville, Ky., 1896-7; Alexan- 
dria, Va., 1897-1900; Norfolk, Va., since 
Jan., 1900; was chaplain 3d Reg., N. C. 
State Guard. Lecturer: The Twentieth 
Century Woman; Travels in England and 
Scotland; Why Masons Love Masonry. 
Began lecturing, 1903, ind.; since ind. 
Address: Norfolk, Va. 

THEARLE, Harry B., manager special at- 
tractions; h. Darlington, Wis., June 8, 
1858; ed. Chicago, 111.; is v.-p., general 
mgr. Pain Pyrotechnic Co. Began Lye. 
work, as part owner World Lye. Bur., 
Chicago; was mgr. spl. attractions Red. 
Bur., 10 yrs., managing tours of Bill Nye, 
Opie Read, Ben King, Edouard Remenyi, 
Robert J. Burdette, and others; now asso- 
ciated with H. M. Hanaford in promoting 
liquid air experiments and lectures. 
Address: 12 Park Row, New York, N. Y. 

THOMAS, Annie Webster, musician; ft. 
Cortland. N. Y., Feb. 16, 1874; ed. Roches- 
ter, N. Y.; m. John Thomas, Rochester, 
N. Y., May 14, 1896. Musician: violinist. 
Began Lye. work, 1892, as mem. Redpath 
Concert Co., listed with Red.; since with 
Red., St., Bry., Alk.; now with A. L. U.; 
mem. John Thomas Concert Co. since 
1896. Has filled over 2,500 engagements. 
Address: Massachusetts Chambers, 146 
Mass. Ave., Boston, Mass. 

THOMAS, Den Farrar, musician; h. London, 
0., Mar. 31, 1874; ed. Kans. pub. schs.; 
m. Carrie E. Moore, Sept. 1, 1906. 
Musician: second tenor with Chicago Glee 
Club since 1899. Helped organize trom- 
bone quartet, 1904; has been listed with 
Mut., Sn., N. Dix., Bry., SI., Lab., Brt.; 
now with Ch.; has filled over 1,700 dates. 
Began . Lye. work, 1899, under Mut. 
Address: 6657 Yale Ave., Chicago, 111. 

THOMAS, Glenn Henry (Glenn T. Henry), 
musician; h. London, O., May 4, 1880; ed. 
Kan. pub. schs. Musician: baritone with 
Chicago Glee Club since 1901, when began 
Lye. work, under Sn.; since listed with 

Mut., SI., Bry., Brt., Lab., N. Dix., and 
Ch.; has filled nearly 1,500 dates. Ad- 
dress: 6657 Yale Ave.,' Chicago, 111. 

THOMAS, John, humorist and entertainer; 
ft. Quincy, Mass., Jan. 27, 1864; ed. 
Quincy and Boston, Mass.; trav. in 
Europe, Can. and U. S.; m. Annie Web- 
stei-, Rochester, N. Y., May 14, 1896. 
Entertainer: humorous songs, recitals and 
impersonations. Began Lye. work, 1887, 
as mem. Original Boston Stars, under 
mgemt. Pnd.; since listed with Red., St., 
Bry., Sn., Alk.; now with A. L. U. Has 
filled over 3,500 engagements. Address: 
Mass. Chambers, 146 Mass. Ave., Boston, 

THOMPSON, George W., lecturer; ft. Sept. 
24, 1864; ed. Univ. of Mich., Ann Arbor 
(B.S., 1893; LL.B., 1893); m. Mary M. 
Ammons, Marion, Ind., Sept. 4, 1889; 
practiced law in Ind. since 1893. Lecturer: 
The Trial of Jesus, the Clirist, from a 
Legal Standpoint; Ways That Win. 
Listed with Ent. L.; began Lye. work, 
1903, with Ent. L. Address: Marion, Ind. 

THOMPSON, Meressa Mildred, reader and 
impersonator; h. Peoria, 111., 1881; ed. 
Peoria High Sch., Marion Normal Coll., 
and studied privately; has studio in 
Peoria, giving voice and physical culture 
work. Reader: Rebecca at Sunnybrook 
Farm, and misc. readings, especially child 
dialect. Began Lye. work, Peoria, ind.; 
since ind. and under mgemt. Col. Address: 
Women's Club House, Peoria, 111. 

THORPE, Francis Newton, lecturer; &. 

Swampscott, Mass., 1857; ed. Lake Shore 
Sem.; Syracuse Univ. (Ph.D., 1883); 
Univ. of Pa. Law Sch., 1885-6; admitted 
to the bar, 1885 (Erie, Pa.), to practice 
in Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Phila- 
delphia, 1889; fellow and prof. Am. Con- 
stitutional History, Univ. of Pa., 1885- 
1893; trav. in Am. and Europe; to. Mar- 
ion Haywood Shreve, 1895, Mt. Holly, 
N. J. Antlwr: The Government of the 
People of the United States, 1889; The 
Government of the State of Pennsyl- 
vania, 1894; The Constitution of the 
United States with Bibliography, 1894; 
A History of the United States for 
Junior Classes. 1901, all pub. by Eldg.; 
Franklin and the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. 1893. U. S. B.; Historian: A Con- 
stitutional History of the American Peo- 
ple, 1898, Harp.; The Constitutional His- 
tory of the United States, 1765-1895 (3 
vols.), 1901, Call.; A Social and Industrial 
History of the American People, 1901, 



McOl.; The Life of William Pepper, M.D., 
LL.D., 1903, Lipp.; The Spoils of Empire 
— A Ro?nance of the Old World and the 
New, 1903; Short Constitutional History 
of the United States, 1904; The Divining 
Rod, 1905, all pub. by L. B. Co.; The Civil 
War, National View, Vol. 15 of the His- 
tory of North America, 1906, Bar.; The 
Charters, Constitutions and Organic Laws 
of the United States, and its Dependen- 
cies, 1907. Mag. contr. Lecturer: on his- 
tory, English literature, political and so- 
cial science. Present course at Cooper In- 
stitute, New York. Began lecturing, in 
Phila., 1886, with Am. U. Ex.; since with 
same. Add7-ess: Mt. Holly, N. J. (No- 
vember to June) ; Indian Arrow Vine- 
yards, North East, Erie Co., Pa. (June to 
November) . 

TIBBETTS, Frederick, reader; 6. Milan, O., 
Mar. 11, 1870; ed. pub. schs., Columbus, 
O.; m. Nettie Adams, Columbus, 0., Nov. 
10, 1892. Author of two plays. Reader: 
Virginius; A Blot in the 'Scutcheon; Word 
Pictures (own short stories). Began 
work, 1897, ind.; since ind. Address: 
Columbus, 0. 

TILL, Esther G., mem. Till Family Rock 
Band Concert Co.; 6. Keswick, Eng.; 
began Lye. work, 1897, as reader, instru- 
mentalist and soprano with Rock Band. 
Is soprano soloist at First Reformed Cli., 
Bayonne, N. J. Address: 715 Ave. C, 
Bayonne, N. J. 

TILL, Mabel E., mem. Till Family Rock 
Band Concert Co.; &. Keswick, Eng.; ed. 
Bayonne, N. J.; began Lye. work, 1897, 
contralto and instrumentalist with Rock 
Band. Is contralto soloist in First Re- 
formed Ch., Bayonne, N. J. Address: 
715 Ave. C, Bayonne, N. J. 

TILL, Mildred, mem. Till Family Rock Band 
Concert Co.; b. Keswick, Eng.; ed. Kes- 
wick, and N. Y. Cy. ; now organist Ber- 
gen Reformed Ch., Jersey City, N. J. Was 
pupil of Murio Celli; began Lye. work, 
1897, as contralto, and one of players in 
Rock Band. Address: 715 Ave. C, 
Bayonne, N. J. 

TILL, William, mem., mgr. and originator 
of Rock Band Concert Co.; b. Lancaster, 
Eng., 1855; ed. Keswick, Eng.; m. Eliza- 
beth Grieves, Keswick. Eng., 1876. Began 
Lye. work. Crystal Palace, London, Eng., 
1881; in U. S., 1885, under Red.; since 
listed with Red., Fos., St., and ind. Has 
filled 4,500 engagements; Co. appeared 
156 times in Crystal Palace alone; 
principal feature of concert is instru- 

ment made entirelj' of rocks, a smaller 
copy of which is in Met. Mus. of Art, 
N. Y. Cy. Organizer and director 
Bayonne Musical Soc; organist and choir- 
master First Reformed Ch., Bayonne. 
Address: 715 Ave. C, Bayonne, N. J. 

TILLMAN, Benjamin Ryan, lecturer; ft. 
E4gefield Co., S. C, Aug. 11. 1847; acad- 
emic edn.; m. Sallie Starke, 1868; farmer 
until 1886, when became prominent in an 
agitation for industrial and technical edn. 
and other reforms. Elected gov. of S. C, 
1890 and 1892, and U. S. Sen., 1895-1907. 
Founded Clemson Agricultural and Me- 
chanical College for Boys at Fort Hill, 
and Winthrop Normal and Industrial Coll. 
for Girls, Rock Hill; author of the dis- 
pensary sji-stem of selling liquor under 
State control; did much in S. C. consti- 
tutional conv., 1895, which instituted 
ednl. qualification for sufi"rage. Prominent 
in Dem. Nat. convs. of 1900 and 1904, and 
in latter was active in work of harmon- 
izing contending factions of Democracy. 
Lecturer: The Race Problem — from a 
Southern Point of View; A Plea for the 
People; The Dispensary — Treatment of 
the Temperance Question. Under SI. 
mgemt. Address: Trenton, S. C. 

TILTON, Theodore, lecturer; b. N. Y., Oct. 
2, 1835; grad. Coll. City of N. Y., 1855; 
m. Elizabeth Richards, Brooklyn (now 
deceased). Editor The Independent, New 
York, 1856-70; The Golden Age, 1871-4; 
Brooklyn Union, 1874-6. Has lived in 
Paris since 1883. Author: The Sexton's 
Tale and Other Poems, 1867; Tempest 
Tossed (a romance), 1875; Thou and I, 
and Other Poems, 1880; Suabian Stories, 
1882; The Chameleon's Dish, 1893; Great 
Tom, the Curfew Bell at Oxford (a bal- 
lad), 1894; Heart's Ease, 1895; A Career 
Unique, a Memorial to Frederick Doug- 
lass, 1895; Our American Don Quixote, 
1898; Confessions of a Pyramid, 1905; 
The Fading of the Mayflower, 1906. 
Lecturer: Was anti-slavery lecturer, 
1856-65. Since Civil War, lecturer on: 
The Art of Using the Mind ; The Problem 
of Life; Heart's Ease; Master Minds. 
Was under mgemt. Charles Mumf ord ; lec- 
tured constantly until 1883; since retired. 
Address: 73 Ave. Kleber, Paris, France. 

TINKER, Helen (Miss), musician; b. Al- 
tona. III.; grad. Monmouth High Sch., and 
Monmouth Coll. Conservatory of Music, 
1905; also studied singing with Wm. 
Shakespeare, London, Eng.; summer of 
1906, J. H. Kowalski, Chicago, 1897, and 



Knox Conservatory of Music, 1903. 
Musician: Contralto soloist and mgr. 
Oriole Concert Co. since 1905. Began Lye. 
work, 1902, in El Reno, Tex., as second 
alto, and mgr. Wagner Ladies' Quartet; 
since listed with Sn., Red., SI. Address: 
Monmouth, 111. 

TINNIN, Glenna Smith, reader: As You 
Like It; Merchant of Venice; Macbeth; 
In a Balcony; Armgart; The Spanish 
Gipsy; If I Were King; Monsieur Beau- 
caire; The Pretty Sister of Jose; King 
Rene's Daughter. Was instr. in Columbia 
Sch. of Ory., Chicago; dir. of dept. of Cry., 
la. Coll., Grinnell; now teacher of dram, 
art, Eleanor Miller Sch. of Ory., St. Paul. 
Began reading about 1900. Address: 
Eleanor Miller School of Oratory, Rau- 
denbush Bldg., St. Paul, Minn. 

TOMLINSON, Everett T., lecturer; b. 
Shiloh, N. J., May 23, 1869; ed. Williams 
Coll. (Ph.D.), 'Colgate Univ.; Litt.D. 
(Bucknell). Autlinr: Historical Stories 
for Young People, H. M. Co. Lecturer: on 
early American history. Began Lye. 
work, with Pnd., 1899; since with Pnd. 
Address: Elizabeth, N. J. 

TOWNE, Charles Arnette, lecturer; b. Oak- 
land Co., Mich., Nov. 21, 1858; ed. pub. 
sehs. and Univ. of Mich.; m. Maude Irene 
Wiley, Lansing, Mich., Apr. 20, 1887. Ad- 
mitted to bar, Mich., 1886; mem. Con- 
gress, 1895-7; was orator and advocate 
of free silver; left Rep. Nat. Conv., 1896, 
because of gold-standard plank; Nat. 
chmn. Silver Rep. Party. 1897-1901; 
apptd. by Gov. Lind, Dec, 1900, as U. S. 
Senator to fill vacancy until action by 
State legislature, and served 2 months. 
Elected to Congress from 14th Congres- 
sional district, N. Y., as Democrat, 1904. 
Lecturer: Began before 1900, listed with 
SI. Address.- 1133 Lexington Ave. Offlce: 
48 W. 21st St., N. Y. Cy. 

TOWNE, Robert D. (Perkin Warbeck), lec- 
turer; h. Warren, 0.; ed. St. Lawrence 
Univ., Canton, N. Y. (B.A. and B.D.) ; w. 
Maude A. Barackman, Canton, N. Y., 
1888; was clergyman, 8 yrs.; editor for 
6 yrs.; first as owner Lewiston Sun, Lew- 
iston. Me.; then on staff of Newark 
News; since 1903, ed. of Judge. Invented 
problem, Hoav Old is Ann? Lecturer: 
Graft; An Evening at the North Pole; In 
Funny Old New York. Began lecturing, 
1898, ind., in Me.; since ind., then with 
Pnd. Address: Newark, N. J. 

TRIPP, Harold S., musician; 6. East Bos- 
ton, 1878; ed. Boston schs. and music with 

Charles R. Adams, G. L. Osgood, Albin 
Reed and Stephen Townsend; »?. Harriet 
Louise Jones, Providence, R. I., 1901. 
Musician : 1st tenor and soloist; listed 
with Red. and N. Dix. ; mem. Orpheus Soc. 
since 1903, and Apollo Club, of Boston; 
is now mgr. and mem. Bay State Quar- 
tet, and soloist Grace Ch., Providence, 
since 1906. Began Lye. work, 1901, with 
Red., as mem. Temple Quartet. Address: 
79 Brook St., Brookline, Mass. 

TRUDA, Frank S., musician; b. Ayer, Mass., 
Apr. 8, 1871; ed. Ayer, Mass.; m. Anna 
M. Turney, Nashua, N. H., 1897. Musi- 
cian : Cornet soloist, and manager Musical 
Five, since 1895. Has been also mem. of 
Reeves Am. Band, Providence, R. I., and 
Municipal Band of Boston. Began Lye. 
work, 1895, under Wh. mgemt.; since 
listed with ^Vh. Address: Care K. M. 
Wliite, 100 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 

TRUMAN, Frederick W. H., impersonator; 
6. Hamilton, Ont., Feb. 10, 1868; ed. Ham- 
ilton, Ont., pub. schs. and Military Sch. 
of Gunnery, Kingston, Ont.; m. Helena 
Maude Williams, Hamilton, 1886. Was 
on stage for some time, meanwhile lec- 
turing on Shakespeare. Impersonator: 
Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, The 
Cricket on the Hearth, Martin Chuzzlewit. 
Hon. Pres. Internat. Lye. Bur., since 
orgn. in 1904; mem. of Dickens Fel- 
lowship, London, Eng. Abandoned stage 
for platform, 1893. Is listed with L. E. 
B., B. & S., Ant., Dkn., Ent., L., Win. 
Has filled over 1,500 engagements. Ad- 
dress: "The Hearth," Chardon Road, 
Euclid, 0. 

TUPPER, Kerr Boyce, lecturer; 6. Wash- 
ington, Ga., Feb. 2, 1854; ed. Mercer Univ., 
Ga. and Sn. Bapt. Theol. Sem., Louisville, 
Ky.; reed. A.B., A.M., D.D., LL.D.; m. 
Lucille Sloan, Greenville, S. C, Nov. 23, 
1875. Held pastorate 1st Bapt. Ch., 
Phila., Pa.; now pastor Madison Ave. 
Bapt. Ch., N. Y. Cy. Author: English 
Synonyms; Popular Treatise on Chris- 
tian Baptism, 1885; Robertson's Living 
Thoughts. 1890; Seven Great Lights, 
1892; Gladstone and Other Addresses, 
1896; Life of Diaz, 1897. Was on edi- 
torial staflF Baptist Commonwealth, Phila. 
Lecturer: Robert Burns; Percy Bysshe 
Shelley; William Ewart Gladstone; Op- 
timism vs. Pessimism; The World Grow- 
ing Better; Ideal Manliness; The Old 
Book from God; An Evening of Humor. 
Began lecturing, about 1890, ind.; since 
ind. and with Red. Address: Hotel Marie 



Antoinette, 66th St. and Broadway, N. Y. 

TURNER, J. Warren, musician; &. Charles- 
ton, Mass., June 17, 1875; ed. Boston, 
Mass. Musician: 1st tenor with Chicago 
Glee Gub since 1901; first listed with Sn.; 
since with Bry., SI., N. Dix., Mut., Brt. 
and Ch. Has filled nearly 1,500 engage- 
ments. Address: Boston, Mass. 

TURNER, Maurice C, v.-p. and mgr. Dallas, 
Tex., office, N. Dix. Lye. Bur.; ft. Monroe, 
Mich.; ed. Univ. of Mich. (LL.B.); trav- 
eled extensively in Australia. Began Lye. 
work as agt.; with C. H. Mooney and 
R. A. Carson, founded N. Dix., 1904; since 
v.-p. N. Dix., covering States of S. W. 
Address: Dallas, Tex. 

TYRRELL, Frank Gill, lecturer; 6. Fern- 
dale, Cal., Aug. 21. 1865; ed. Cal. State 
Normal Sch., San Jose, Cal. (grad. 1883; 
D.D., Univ. of Mo., 1902); read law at 
Harrisonville, Mo.; admitted to bar, 
1887; entered ministry (Disciples), Jan., 
1889; m. Edna Burford Scott, Harrison- 
ville, Mo., Sept. 5, 1888. In active pas- 
torate Christian Ch., 1889-1906, in Chi- 
cago and at Central Christian Ch., St. 
Louis, Mo., 1890-1906. Asso. editor 
Christian Century, Chicago, since 1900; 
sec. Christian Century Co., 1900-1; active 
in work of municipal reform in St. Louis 
since Jan., 1891; organizer Law and Order 
League, 1892, Civic Federation. Author: 
Brimstone Bargains, 1904, Ptn.; Political 
Thuggery, 1904, Ptn. Lecturer: Sleepy- 
Heads; The Army of Enthusiasts; Twen- 
tieth Century Woman; Backbone vs. 
Wishbone; A Better Time Coming. Began 
Lye. work, in la., 1900, listed with Strd.; 
since with Red. Mgr. Colo. Chau., 1904-5. 
Resumed practice of law, 1906. Address: 
1320 W. Jefferson St., Los Angeles, Cal. 


UNDERHILL, Charles F., reader; 6. N. Y. 
Cy., Apr. 17, 1856; ed. N. Y. Cy. (LL.B., 
Columbia Law Sch. ) ; m. Rachel W. Un- 
derbill, Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 24, 1883; 
■was admitted to bar, but gave it up for 
platform. Reader: The Midsummer 
Night's Dream; The Merchant of Venice; 
As You Like It; Merry Wives of Wind- 
sor; The Rivals; David Copperfield; Doc- 
tor Marigold's Prescriptions; A Christmas 
Carol; Selections from Pickwick Papers; 
Colonel Carter of Cartersville ; An Even- 
ing with J. M. Barrie; Dolly Dialogues; A 
Bachelor's Party. Began Lye. work, 
1877; ind., N. Y. Cy.; listed with Am. Lit. 

Bur., 1879; since booked by St., Bry., 
Cnl., Red. and SI. Has filled about 3,000 
engagements. Address: 510 Willoughby 
Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 


VANCE, James Isaac, lecturer; 6. Arcadia, 
Tenn., Dec. 25, 1862; ed. Bristol Acad.; 
King Coll., Tenn. (A.B., 1883; A.M., D.D., 
1896); Union Theol. Sem., Va. (grad., 
1886); Hampden Sidney Coll. (D.D.); m. 
Mamie Stiles Currell, Yorkville, S. C, Dec. 
22, 1886; is minister Ref. Ch. in America; 
filled pastorates, Wytheville, Alexandria, 
Norfolk, Va., First Ch., Nashville, Tenn., 
North Reformed Ch., Newark, N. J., since 
1900. Author: Young Man Four Square, 
1893; College of Apostles, 1895; Royal 
Manhood, 1897; Rise of a Soul, 1901; A 
Young Man's Make-up, 1903, all pub. by 
Rev.; Simplicity in Life, 1902, Win.; 
Church Portals, 1894, Pres. Pub. Lec- 
turer: on manhood, citizenship and prac- 
tical Christianity. Began Lye. work, ind.; 
since ind., doing most of work for men's 
meetings, educational conferences, etc. 
Address: 27 Washington St., Newark, 

VAN DYKE, Henry, lecturer; ft. German- 
town, Pa., Nov. 10, 1852; grad. Brooklyn 
Polytechnic Inst., 1869; grad. Princeton 
Coll., 1873; Princeton Theol. Sem., 1877; 
Berlin Univ., 1878 (D.D., Princeton, 1884; 
Harvard, 1893; Yale, 1896; LL.D., Union, 
1898; Washington and Jefferson. 1902; 
Wesleyan, 1903); m. Ellen Reid, Dec. 13, 
1881, Baltimore, Md. Pastor United 
Congl. Ch., Newport, R. I., 1879-1882; 
Brick Presbyn. Cli., N. Y., 1883-1900, 
1902; preacher at Harvard; Lyman 
Beecher lecturer on preaching, at Yale; 
delivered memorial ode at 150th anni- 
versary of Princeton Univ. Pres. Holland 
Soc. Moderator Gen. Assembly Presbyn. 
Ch., U. S. A., 1902-3. Professor of Eng- 
lish Literature, Princeton University, 
1900 to date. Author: The Reality of 
Religion, 1883; The Story of the Psalms, 
1887; The National Sin of Literary 
Piracy, 1888; The Poetry of Tennyson, 
1889; Sermons to Young Men, 1893; Lit- 
tle Rivers, 1895; The First Christmas 
Tree, 1897; The Builders, and Other 
Poems, 1897; The Lost Word, 1898; Fish- 
erman's Luck, 1899; The Toiling of Felix, 
and Other Poems, 1900; The Friendly 
Year, 1900; The Ruling Passion, 1901; 
The Blue Flower, 1902; Music, and Other 
Poems, 1904; The School of Life, 1905; 



Essays in Application, 1905, all pub. by 
Scr.; The Other Wise Man, 1800, Harp.; 
Ships and Havens, 1897, Crl.; The Gospel 
for a World of Doubt, 1897. Mac. 
Editor: The Gateway Series of English 
Texts, Am. B.; Select' Poems of Tennyson, 
Ginn: Little Masterpieces of English 
Poetry, D. B. Co. Lecturer: Moral Law in 
Art; Relation of Life and Literature in 
Nineteenth Century; Tennyson; Brown- 
ing; R. L. Stevenson; Readings from own 
works. Began lecturing before 1900. 
Address- Avalon, Princeton, N. J. 

VARNEY, Charles Edward, lecturer; 6. 
Gloucester, Mass., Sept. 21, 1867; ed. 
Boston pub. schs. and Lombard Coll., 
Galesburg, 111. (A.B., 1893; B.D., 1902); 
rn. Mecca M. Doughty, Glenwood, la., 
June 18, 1895; State Supt. Churches of 
Wis., 1897; chaplain 1st Wis. Vol. Inf., 
1898; prof., Lombard Coll., 1901-2. Lec- 
turer: Apples of Gold; Why Not Eat 
Cake?; What's the Use?; The Lame 
Angel. Began lecturing, 1899, ind.; since 
ind. and listed with SI., since 1905. 
Address: 29 Woodland Park, Chicago, 111. 

VAUGHAN, Father L. J., lecturer: The 
Power of Love; Sermons from Shake- 
speare; The Merchant of Venice; The 
Land of Possibilities; and others. Is 
Roman Catholic priest; was on stage 12 
yrs. Address: Altoona, Wis. 

VAWTER, Keith, v.-p. Redpath Bur. and 
mgr. Chicago branch of same; formerly 
pres. Standard Bur. Address: Cable Bldg., 
Chicago, 111. 

VEATCH, Arthur W., Lyceum agent; 6. 
Abingdon. 111.; ed. High Sch., Bus. Coll. 
and Hedding Coll.; advance agt. for Lye. 
attractions since 1894. Address: Abing- 
don, 111. 

VINCENT, Clarence Augustus, lecturer; b. 
Chagrin Falls, 0.; ed. Oberlin Coll., 0. 
(B.A., 1884; B.D., 1888); D.D., Hillsdale 
Coll., Mich., 1898; m. Lucy S. Hall, Dover, 
O., 1888; trav. in Europe and Am.; pres. 
of Congl. State Assn., of 0., 1896; of III., 
1902; Nat. sec. of Missions and Educa- 
tion, Free Baptists, 1892-3; is chmn. 
Evangelistic Comm., Congl. Churches for 
U. S. except N. E. and N. Y. Author: 
Providence in America, 1896; Night and 
the Stars, 1907, Win. Lecturer: on liter- 
ary, historical and political subjects. Be- 
gan Lye. work, 1892, ind.; since ind. 
Address: Galesburg, 111. 

VINCENT, George Edgar, lecturer; 6. Rock- 
ford, 111., Mar. 21, 18G4; ed. Yale (A.B., 

1885); Ph.D., Univ. of Chicago, 1896; 
editorial work, 1885-6; in Europe and the 
Orient, 1886-7; literary ed. Cliau. Press, 
1886; vice-prin. Cliau. system since 1888; 
prin. of instruction, 1898; fellow in 
sociology, 1892-4; asst., 1894-5; instr., 
1895-6; asst. prof., 1896-1900; asso. prof., 
1900-4; now prof, sociology and dean of 
the Junior Colleges, Univ. of Chicago; m. 
Louise Palmer, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Jan., 
1890. Author (with A. W. Small): An 
Introduction to the Study of Society, 
1895, Am. B.; The Social Mind and Edu- 
cation, 1896, Mac. Lecturer: on educa- 
tional themes and problems of social 
philosophy. Lectures chiefly in Univ. Ex- 
tension courses, before Teachers' Associa- 
tions, Clubs, etc.; also listed with Red. 
Began lecturing, 1895, ind.; then with 
Univ. Extension courses. Address: Uni- 
versity of Cliicago. Residence: 5737 Lex- 
ington Ave., Cliicago, 111. 

VINCENT, John Heyl, lecturer and chancel- 
lor Cliautauqua svstem; b. Tuscaloosa, 
Ala., Feb. 23, 1832; ed. Lewisburg and 
Milton, Pa.; prep. dept. Bueknell Coll. 
(LL.D., Washington and Jefferson Coll.; 
D.D., Ohio Wesleyan Univ.; D.D., Harvard 
Univ.) ; joined N. J. Conf., 1853; ordained 
deacon, 1855; elder, 1857; pastor in 
Galena, Chicago, and in other cities, 1857- 
65; established Northwest Sunday School 
Quarterly, 1865; Sunday School Teacher, 
1866; corr. sec. Sunday School Union and 
ed. S. S. publications, Meth. Episc. Ch., 
1868-84; one of founders, 1874, of Chau. 
Assy.; founder, 1878, C. L. S. C, and its 
chancellor ever since; 1900, made resident 
bishop in charge of European work of 
Meth. Episc. Ch.: retired from active 
episcopate. May, 1904; m. S. E. Dusen- 
bnry. N. Y., 1858; trav. in Europe 9 times, 
and in Egypt and Palestine twice. Au- 
tJior: The Cliautauqua Movement; The 
Modern Sunday School; Studies in Young 
Life; Little Footprints in Bible Lands; 
The Church School; Earthly Footsteps of 
the Man of Galilee; various Bible Lesson 
annuals, and other works. Lecturer: That 
Boy; That Boy's Sister; The Church of 
the Future; College Out-of -College; 
Stories of Travel. Began Lye. work, 
about 1863; since listed with various 
Burs.; has filled over 2.000 engagements. 
Arranged whole Chautauqua, N. Y., As- 
sembly prosrram for over 20 yrs. Address: 
1118 iST. Alabama St., Indianapolis. Ind. 

VINCENT, Leon Henry, lecturer ; b. Chicago, 
Jan. 1, 1859; ed. Union Acad., Belleville, 
N. Y., and Svracuse Univ. (A.B.) ; w. 



Jessie Van Vleck Thomas, Titusville, Pa., 
Aug. 21, 1890. Mem. The Players (New 
York) and of The Duodecimos (book- 
publishing club). Anthor: A Few Words 
on Robert Browning, 1891, Ard.; The 
Bibliotaph and Other People, 1898; Hotel 
de Rambuillet and the Precieuses, 1900; 
The French Academy, 1901; Corneille, 
1901; Moliere, 1902; American Literary 
Masters, 1905, all pub. by H. M. Co. 
Contr. of essays to leading mags. Lec- 
turer: on English and American litera- 
ture. Began Lye. work, 188.5, at clubs, 
schs. and Chaus. Address: Trinity Court, 
Boston, Mass. 

VON BOYLE; see Boyle, Ackland Lord. 

VON MACH, Edmund, lecturer; &. Germany, 
Aug. 1, 1870; grad. Harvard Univ., 1895 
(A.M., 1896; Ph.D., 1900); has trav. in 
Europe, Asia, and Africa, going through 
Russia and Persia to India; m. Mary 
Ware Peirce, Boston, 1903; was instr. in 
Greek Art, Harvard Univ., 1899-1903; and 
has for several yrs. had charge of the cos- 
tuming of all classical plays in Harvard 
and Radcliffe. Mem. Archseol. Inst, of 
Am., Copley Soc. of Boston; is editor Am. 
section the Allgemeines Lexicon der 
Bildenden Kuenstler. Author: Greek 
Sculpture — Its Spirit and Principles, 
Ginn, 1903; Handbook of Greek and 
Roman Sculpture, 1905; Greek and Roman 
Sculpture (500 reproductions of), 1905; 
Outlines of the History of Painting, Ginn, 
1906. Lecturer (ill.) : Oldest Art in 
Egypt and Assyria; The Temple Sculp- 
tures of the Greeks; The Masters of 
Greek Sculpture; Pompeii; Greek Dra- 
pery; Michelangelo and the Great Sculp- 
tors of the Renaissance; Principles of 
Sculpture; Art Tendencies in the Painting 
of the Nineteenth Century; Head, Heart 
and Hand, a Discussion of Art; Painting 
and Painters in Italy; Dutch Painting 
(the last 3 are not ill.). Began Lye. work, 
1900, ind.; since ind.; works largely for 
schs. and colls. Address: 48 Shepard St., 
Cambridge, Mass. 

VREDENBURGH, La Rue, reader; ft. 
Springfield, 111., Sept. 24. 1885; ed. Rut- 
gers Coll., New Biimswiek, N. J. (B.S., 
1877; M.S., 1879) ; m. Minnie N. Tapping, 
New Brunswick, N. J., Oct. 20, 1881. 
Reader: Shakespeare, Browning, Tenny- 
son, Coleridge, Field, Riley, and others. 
Began work, Springfield, 111., 1894, ind.; 
since ind. Address: 123 Sutherland Road, 
Boston, Mass. 

VREELAND, Charles Frank, lecturer; ft. 
Coopersville, Mich., Dec. 27, 1864; ed. 
Coopersville, Grand Rapids, Mich., and 
State Normal Coll., Ypsilanti, Mich. (B.P., 
1892) ; Divinity Sch. of Univ. of Chicago, 
111., 1892-1895; m. Ella Irish, Conklin, 
Mich., 1893; traveled in Europe, 1900. 
Held pastorates in Michigan City, Ind., 
1892-5; Dayton, O., 1895-7; Coldwater, 
Mich., 1897-9; Marinette, Wis., 1899- 
1902; 1902-1904, pastor First Bapt. Ch., 
Pierre, S. D.; 1904, devoted to Lye. plat- 
form; 1905-1906, pastor Chicago, 111. 
Has been successful as an evangelist in 
Wis. and Mich.» AutJwr: How I Prepare 
My Sermons, Holz.; The Face of Jeaus 
Christ, Mar. Lecturer: Why Don't You 
Laugh?; Roast What You Shoot; Scaling 
Life's Matterhorn; Liberty Lighting the 
World; The Reign of Common Sense vs. 
Copper Cents. Began Lye. work, Mich., 
1897, ind.; since listed with Cen., Col., St. 
L. Add7-ess: 9018 Exchange Ave., Chi- 
cago, 111. 


WAGNER, Charles A., Bureau manager; ft. 
Charleston, 111.; ed. Shelby ville, 111., High 
Sch. Began Lye. work, 1898, as western 
mgr. Interstate Bur. With Inter, until 
1901; since 1901, third owner and Sec. 
Slayton Lye. Bur., with gen. charge of all 
business. Does much road work, selling 
talent, throughout U. S. Address: 907 
Steinway Hall, Chicago, 111. 

WALSH, James Joseph, lecturer; ft. Arch- 
bald, Pa.. Apr. 12, 1865; ed. Fordham 
Univ., N. Y. Cy. (A.B., A.M., hon. LL.D.) ; 
Woodstock, Md., Coll. (Ph.D., 1890); 
med. sch. Univ. of Pa., 1892-5, M.D., 
1895; at univs. of Paris, Berlin and 
Vienna, 1895-8. Trav. in Europe, 4 yrs.; 
engaged in practice of medicine in New 
York City since 1895; collaborating ed. 
Internat. Clinics of Phila.; acting Dean 
and Prof, of Nervous Diseases, Fordhara 
Univ. Med. Sch., N. Y.; prof, physiol. 
psychology, St. Francis Xavier Coll., N. Y., 
and Fordham Univ., N. Y. Consultant 
physician, Gabriel's Sanitarium, Adiron- 
dacks; prof, biology and experimental 
psychology, Champlain Summer Sch. Fel- 
low N. Y. Acad, of Medicine; mem. Am. 
Med. Assn., N. Y. State and N. Y. Co. 
Med. Socs. Author: Pastoral Medicine, 
1906, Long.; Catholic Churchmen in 
Science, 1906, Dol.; Makers of Medicine; 
The Irish School of Medicine, and mono- 
graphs on medical topics. Lecturer: 
Shakespeare; The Thirteenth as the 



Greatest Century; Evolution; Heredity; 
and other biological topics. Began Lye. 
work, 1898, ind.; since ind. Address: 110 
W. 74th St., New York, N. Y. 

WALTERMIRE, Beecher W., lecturer, and 
reader from own poems; b. Sedalia, Mo., 
May 13, 1858; ed. Ohio Normal Univ., 
Ada, 0. (B.S., and M.S.); tn. Adelaide 
Cater, Forest, 0., Sept. 1, 1883; was 
Mayor of Findley, 0., 1892-4; now on 
City Board of Safety; is lawyer, prac- 
ticing in Findlay. Author: The Adven- 
tures of a Skeleton, Og., 1890; Around 
the Wigwams of the Wyandots, Ser., 
1893; Buckeye Ballads, self, 1906. 
Reader: from own poems. Lecturer: The 
Average Man; From the Towpath to the 
"Wnite House; An Evening with the 
Muse; The Orator of the Revolution; 
Whence and Whither; Humbugs. Began 
Lye. work, 1893, ind.; since ind. Address: 
Findlay, 0. 

WALTON, Leo, reader, lecturer, and pres. 
Walton Coll. of Expression, Spokane, since 
1902, when founded same. Address: Wal- 
ton Coll. of Expression, Spokane, Wash. 

WARD, May Aid en, lecturer; h. Cincinnati, 
O., 1853; grad. O. Wesleyan Univ., 1872; 
studied in Germany; m. William G. Ward, 
1873. Pres. Cantabrigia, leading woman's 
club of Boston, 1897-1901; pres. Mass. 
State Federation of Woman's Clubs, 
1901-4; v.-p. Gen. Federation of Woman's 
Clubs since 1904; commr. of Mass. to St. 
Louis and Portland Expns. Was pres. 
N. E. Woman's Press Assn., 3 yrs.; mem. 
Boston Authors' Club. Editor: Federa- 
tion Bulletin. Avthor: Dante, 1887; 
Petrarch, 1891; Old Colony Days, 1896; 
Prophets of the Nineteenth Century, 
1900, all pub. by L. B. Co. Lecturer: 
mostly in series, on literature, history, or 
current events, as. The Modern French 
Authors; Old New England; American 
Literature; German Thought of the 
Eighteenth Century; Studies in French 
History; Prophets of the Nineteenth Cen- 
tury. Works largely for woman's clubs; 
has given about 2,500 lectures. Began 
lecturing, 1885, with Red., Brt., Dunne, 
etc.; since with the same. Address: 1382 
Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 

WARD, Georgia Carolyn (Miss); b. Colum- 
bus, O., 1876; assistant editor of Talent 
since 1903. Home address: 908 Spruce St. 
Office: 29 S. Seventh St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

WARD, William G., lecturer; 5. Sandusky, 
O., Nov. 5, 1848; grad. Ohio Wesleyan 
Univ., 1872; B.D. from Drew Theol. Sem.; 

studied 1 yr. Univ. of Halle and later at 
Berlin; trav. in Europe, 1873-5 and 1885; 
m. May Alden, 1873. Prin. pub. schs., 
1866-70, and normal sch., 1875-77; prof. 
Baldwin Univ., 0., 1887-90; pres. Spokane 
Coll., 1890-2; prof. Eng. Literature, Syra- 
cuse Univ., 1893-8; prof. English Litera- 
ture, Emerson Coll. of Ory., Boston, since 
1898. Mem. Boston Authors' Qub; v.-p. 
Am. Soc. Friends of Russian Freedom. 
Author: Tennyson's Debt to Environment, 
1898; The Poetry of Robert Browning, 
1898; both by L. B. Co.; Art for Schools, 
1899; Studies in Literature, 1901. Lec- 
turer: The Influence of Russia; The Fu- 
ture Citizen; The Use and the Abuse of 
Money; The Growth of Social Ideals; The 
Mistakes of Socialism; Michael Angelo; 
Tennyson and Social Reform; The Novel 
and the Short Story; Self-Culture by 
Literature. Has filled over 2,000 dates. 
Began lecturing, 1887, listed with Assem- 
bly Bur., Cincinnati, 0.; since listed with 
Pnd., Dunne, Brt., and Wh. Address: 
1382 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 

WARDE, Frederick, lecturer; &. Warding- 
ton, Oxfordshire, Eng., Feb. 23, 1851; ed. 
schs. of London, Eng.; studied law; went 
on stage, 1807, appearing 1st as a mur- 
derer in Macbeth, at Sunderland, Eng.; 
played at Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Am- 
phitheatre, Leeds, and Princess Theater, 
Manchester. Came to U. S., 1874; lead- 
ing man in Booth's theater, N. Y., 3 yrs.; 
supported Edwin Booth and John McCul- 
lough; starred in all greater tragedies, 
1881-1905; married in 1872. Lecturer: 
Shakespeare and His Plays; The Women 
of Shakespeare; Shakespeare, His Nature 
and Art; Shakespeare, an Apostle of Chris- 
tianity; The Wit and Wisdom of Shake- 
speare's Fools; The Drama, Its Origin, Evo- 
lution and Accomplishment; The Art of 
Oratory as Illustrated by Shakespeare. 
Lectured occasionally while still on stage; 
left stage for platform, 1905; since listed 
with Rice Bur.; now by Philip Ray. 
Address: Wardesden, North White Lake, 
N. Y. 

WARFIELD, Ethelbert Dudley, lecturer; 6. 
Lexington, Ky., Mar. 16, 1861; grad. 
Princeton, 1882 (A.M., 1885; LL.D., Pr. 
and Miami, 1888); D.D., Washington and 
Jefferson Coll., 1902; studied at Oxford, 
Eng., 1882-3; grad. Columbia Law Sch., 
1885; m., 1st, Sarah L. Brooks, 1886, St. 
Louis; 2d, Eleanor Frances Tilton, 1890, 
Natick, Mass. Practiced law, Lexington, 
Ky., 1886-8; pres. and prof, hist., Miami 



Univ., 1888-91; ordained to ministry 
Pres. Ch., 1899; pres. bd. dirs. Princeton 
Theol. Sem.; chaplain-gen. Sons Am. 
Revolution, 1900-2. Mem. Am. Hist. 
Assn., Am. Philos. Soc. Pres. and prof, 
history, Lafayette Coll., since 1891. 
AutJior: The Kentucky Resolutions of 
1798, 1887, Put.; At the Evening Hour, 
1898, West.; Memoir of Joseph Cabell 
Breckinridge, 1898, Put.; and many 
pamphlets. Lecturer: The Heroic Element 
in American History; American States- 
men; English History; Educational Move- 
ments; Great Poets. Began lecturing, 
1888, O., ind.; since ind. Address: 
Lafayette Coll., Easton, Pa. 
WASHINGTON, Booker Taliferro, lecturer; 
ft. near Hale's Ford, Va., about 1859; of 
African descent; grad. Hampton Inst., 
Va., 1875 (A.M., Harvard, 1896; LL.D., 
Dartmouth, 1901); m. Fannie N. Smith, 
1882; Olivia Davidson, 1885; Margaret J. 
Murray, Mississippi, 1893; taught at 
Hampton Inst., 1879-81; elected prin. of 
Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Inst., by 
State authorities, 1881; organized Inst. 
and made it successful; prin. since 1881; 
incorporated Inst., 1892. Author: Up 
from Slavery, D. P. & Co., 1900; The 
Story of My Life and Work, Nich., 1901; 
Cliaracter Building, 1902; Working with 
the Hands, 1904, D. P. & Co.; The Future 
of the American Negro, S. M. Co., 1899; 
Sowing and Reaping, 1900, Page. Lec- 
turer: on the negro problem and education 
for the negro, laying especial stress on the 
work done at Tuskegee Inst. Began lec- 
turing, 1884, ind.; since ind., although a 
few dates have been arranged by Red. and 
Mid.; lectured little before 1895. Address: 
Tuskegee Inst., Ala. 

WATERS, Harriet Bishop, lecturer; b. 
Jackson, Washington Co., N. Y.; ed. pub. 
schs., Hoosick Falls, N. Y.; jn. William C. 
Waters, Cambridge, N. Y.; mem. staff 
Troy Northern Budget, since 1891. Lec- 
turer: Through Mountain and Canyon; 
Glimpses of Prison Life; Burgoyne's Cam- 
paign; Story of the Early Missions. Be- 
gan work, 1905, under Brt.; since listed 
with Brt. Residence: 149 Third St. 
Office: Troy Northern Budget, 16 3rd St., 
Troy, N. Y. 

WATERS, N. McGee, lecturer: Daniel Web- 
ster; Napoleon; Rise and Reign of the 
Common People; Knights of the Golden 
Horseshoe; Abraham Lincoln; Hamlet; 
The Ring and the Book. Began lecturing, 
about 1900; listed with SI.; pastor Tomp- 

kins Ave. Cong. Ch., Brooklyn. Address: 
488 Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
WATSON, Miss Julia Haymond, reader; &. 
Indianola, la.; ed. Indianola High Scb.; 
grad. Nat. Sch. of EIoc. and Ory., Phila- 
delphia; post-grad, work Columbia Sch. 
of Ory, Chicago. Three yrs. teacher of 
Ory. and Phys. Dir. Cen. Univ., la.; now 
Dir. Memphis Sch. of Expression. Does 
misc. work, esp. humorous and pathetic 
story-telling. Began work, 1899, Indian- 
ola, ind. ; since ind. and listed Avith B. and 
W. Address: 374-6 Randolph Bldg., Mem- 
phis, Tenn. 

WATSON, William Franklin, lecturer; 6. 
New Brunswick, Can., May 11, 1861; 
grad. Colbv Univ., Waterville, Me., 1887 
(A.M., 1890) ; studied, Univ. of Pennsyl- 
vania and Univ. of Chicago; taught in 
grammar and high schs.. Me., several yrs. 
prof, chemistry and biology, sec. of the 
faculty and curator of the museum. Fur- 
man Univ., Greenville, S. C. Experi- 
menter in photographing with lenses from 
the eyes of insects and higher animals. 
Contr. to scientific mags. Mem. Am. Assn. 
for the Advancement of Science; v.-p. 
Am. Micros. Soc; mem. Am. Geog. Soc; 
m. Clara Norwood, Marion, S. C, 1889. 
Author: Children of the Sun (poems), 
K.-Ri., 1887; Experimental Chemistry, 
Bs., 1901. Lecturer: The Microscope and 
Camera in Biology; Freaks and Monsters 
of the Ancient World; Genesis and 
Geology; Reproduction of Plants and 
Animals; X-Rays; Microbes; Food Adul- 
terations; Radium. Began lecturing, 1896, 
ind. Has done Univ. Extension work; 
lectured for Canadian Summer Sch. of 
Science, 1902, 1903 and 1904. Address: 
Furman Univ., Greenville, S. C. 

WATTERSON, Henry, lecturer; b. Wash- 
ington, D. C, Feb. 16, 1840; ed. by pvt. 
tutors; staff officer Confederate Army 
during Civil War; since then newspaper 
ed.; m. Miss Ewing, 1865; delegate-at- 
large from Ky. to 6 Dem. Nat. Convs., 
presiding over that of 1876, and chmn. of 
platform com. in the others. Author: 
Historv of Spanish-American War, 1899; 
Abraham Lincoln, 1899; The Compromises 
of Life, Lectures and Addresses, 1902. 
Editor: Oddities of Southern Life. Lec- 
turer: The Compromises of Life; The 
South in Light and Shade; Money and 
Morals; Abraham Lincoln; John Paul 
Jones, and other lectures. Began lectur- 
ing before 1870. Address: Courier-Jour- 
nal, Louisville, Ky. 



WEAVER, G. E.; gee Weavier, G. E. 

WEAVER, S. Townsend, lecturer; &. Maur- 
icetown, N. J.; studied at Temple Coll., 
Phila.; Univ. of Pa., Pliila., and North- 
western Univ., Evanston, 111. Lecturer: 
Greatest of the Fine Arts; Message of 
Shakespeare; Pillars of the Temple; 
Fragment of the Rock of Ages; Jesus, the 
Galilean; The Holy City. Began Lye. 
work, 1898, with Co.; since with same. 
Addi-ess: 903 Lake St., Evanston, 111. 

WEAVIER, G. E. (Prof. G. E. Weaver), 
Chalk talker; ft. Wabash Co., Ind.; ed. 
Logansport, Ind., A. N. Coll.; Zanerian 
Art Coll., Columbus, 0.; Holmes Art Inst., 
Chicago, 111.; m. Hattie Brubaker, Mt. 
Morris, 111., 1893. Chalk talker: Facts 
and Fun of the Crayon; Lines and their 
Possibilities; An Evening with the Comic 
Artist; Our Field of Vision. Began work, 
1886, with Win.; since ind. and listed with 
Ent. L.; now ind. Address: Perry, la. 

WEBBER, E. F., second tenor with Temple 
Quartet since 1881; mgr. of Quartet; was 
previously mem. Weber Quartet; listed 
with Red. Address: 131 Tremont St., 
Boston, Mass. 

WEBSTER, Ethel Beatrice, musician; ft. 
Charlestown, Mass., Oct. 20, 1879; ed. 
Charlestown High Sch. Musician: pianist. 
Soloist and accompanist for University 
Male Quartet and Leon E. Baldwin, tenor 
soloist, since 1900; pianist in Trinity Or- 
chestra, 1901 ; accompanist and soloist for 
Belden Trio, 1905-6: teacher of piano 
since 1900. Began Lye. work, 1900, un- 
der Etn.; since listed with Etn., Wh., Brt. 
Address: 37 Monument Sq., Cliarlestown, 

WEEKS, Edwin R., musician and enter- 
tainer; 6. Montrose, Pa., Dec. 20, 1867; 
grad, Einghamton, N. Y., High Sch.; then 
in retail shoe bus.; Hon. Mem. Bingham- 
ton Press Club; m. Grace Jillson, Blng- 
hamton, N. Y., Sept. 24, 1903. Mag. contr. 
of sketches and poems. Entertainer: 
gives humorous travesties and songs, 
mostly of own composition; began work 
with Emp.; since listed with Red., Alk., 
and Emp.; head of Edwin R. Weeks Co., 
since 1901-2. Address: Binghamton, N. Y. 

WELBOURN, Reno Bayless, scientific lec- 
turer; ft. Union City, Ind., Mav 26, 1878; 
ed. Union City High Sch., Earlham Coll. 
(1895-6); St. Bernard (1898-9), and 
Western Coll. (A.B., 1900) ; specialized in 
science, 1900-1; taught sch., 1897-8; m. 

Anna Lena Throp, Muncie, Ind., May 1, 
1902. Has done scientific research work 
in co-operation with Lord Kelvin, Sir 
William Crookes, and others; produced 
colors of light by artificially changing tne 
wave-length, 1903; discovered important 
cathode-ray phenomena, 1904; invented 
telemicrophone, 1905; produced electrical 
power from sound, 1906; elected Fellow of 
N. Y. Acad, of Sciences, 1905. Author: 
Atmospheric Electricity,, 1902, Kell.; 
Radium and Evolutirm, 1905; Selenium, 
1905; Seeing Over a Wire, 1905; Burbank 
and the Study of Plants, 1906, all pub. 
by Educ'l. Lecturer: In the Year 2,000; 
The Miracles of Science; Wireless Tele- 
graphy; The Wonders of Radium; My 
Electrical Garden; all illustrated by ex- 
periments. Began lecturing, 1900, at 
Manchester Coll., ind.; under Montaville 
Flowers, 1901 ; since listed with Inter., 
Sn., N. Dix., B. and V., Bhyr., Bry., SI., 
G. W. Address: Union City, Ind. 

WENDLING, George Reuben, lecturer; ft. 
Shelbyville, 111., Jan. 15, 1845; ed. Shelby- 
ville Acad., Miajui Univ., and Chicago 
Univ., where pres. of first literary soc. 
org. in Univ.; Hon. Mem. of Am. Whig 
Soc. of Univ. of Princeton; mem. Consti- 
tutional Conv. of 111., 1869-70; m. Jose- 
phine Ste])henson, June 1, 1870. Author: 
Index to Illinois Reports, 1874, My.; In- 
gersollism, 1883, J., McC. and Co. Lec- 
turer: Unseen Realities; The Man of 
Galilee; Saul of Tarsus; Is Death the 
End?; The Imperial Book; Stonewall 
Jackson; Mirabeau and the French Revo- 
lution. Has given over 7,000 lectures. 
Began in St. Louis, Mo., with SI.; since 
listed with SI., Red., St., Br., Rice, Alk., 
and Chi. Address: Charlestown, W. Va., 
or Cosmos Chib, Washington, D. C. 

WETZEL, John Wesley, dramatic reader 
and lecturer; ft. Lena, 111., 1870; ed. Simp- 
son Coll., la.. Southwest Kansas Coll. 
(Ph.B., B.O., 1894); Cumnock Sch. of 
Orv., Northwestern Univ., 1897; w. Miss 
Rena Belle Reed", Aug. 3, 1898, Central 
City, Neb.; instr. in Orv., Univ. of Denver 
and Iliff Sch. of Theol., 1897, 1900: in 
charge of Dept. of Public Speaking, Yale 
Univ., since 1900. Reader: Merchant of 
Venice; Julius Caesar; Hamlet; James 
Whitcomb Riley; The Sin of David; 
Nicholas Niekleby. Lecturer: Character 
and Conscience; Rufus Choate; The 
American Home. Gave first reading, 1894, 
ind.; since ind. Address: Yale University, 
New Haven, Conn. 



WHITE, C. H,, Dr., Bureau manager; b. 
Bristol, N. H., Nov. 13, 1854; engaged in 
professional life 25 yrs.; retired to enter 
Lye. bus., 1902; projninent in Masonic cir- 
cles; Knight Templar; treas. Electric 
Light Sinking Fund, Danvers, Mass.; 
chmn. Investment Com. Danvers Savings 
Bank, for yrs.; pres. of above institution 
since 1903; treas. White Entertainment 
Bur., since 1902. Address: 100 Boylston 
St., Boston, Mass. 

WHITE, Hinton, lecturer (illustrated lec- 
tures) ; b. Melbourne, Austi'alia, Dec. 2, 
1866; ed. Melbourne pub. schs. and Emer- 
son Coll. of Ory., Boston, Mass. (three 
yrs.). Was ten yrs. in shipyard; two 
yrs. before the mast, sailing twice around 
the world; m. Annie F. Mudgett, Boston, 
Mass., 1897. Lecturer: The Story of Aus- 
tralia, Old and New; Picturesque New 
Zealand, a Revelation; The Story of the 
Sea, Its Ships and Sailors; The Romance 
of the South Sea Islands; The City Beau- 
tiful. Began Lye. work, Boston, ind.; 
since listed with Red., SI., Cen., Br., Etn., 
St., Mid., Sn., Brt. First Chau. lecture 
was at Chautauqua, N. Y. Appeared in 
every State east of Rocky Mts. Address: 
Plymouth, N. H. 

WHITE, John Shannon, Bureau manager; 
b. Columbia, Mo., Feb. 26, 1876; ed. Cen- 
tralia, Mo., High Sch. and Mo. State Univ., 
Columbia, Mo.; m. Kathryn Sketchley, 
Auburn, Neb., May 23, 1903. Bureau 
manager: v.-p. Midland Bur. since 1903. 
Began Lye. work, 1897, booking and 
managing attractions. Address: 1543 Ad- 
miral Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 

WHITE, Karl Marshall, Bureau manager; 
ft. Bristol, N. H., Feb. 22, 1871; ed. Tilton 
Sem., and Boston Coll. of Ory.; m. Mary 
Parker Foss, Providence, R. I., 1898; is 
prominent in Masonic circles. Bureau 
manager: founder of White Ent. Bur., 
Boston, and its pres. since 1902. Began 
Lye. work, as humorist, under Cen., 1896. 
Address: 100 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 

WHITNEY, Alvin M., tenor; b. Kendall, 
N. Y., Nov. 10, 1879; ed. Castile, N. Y., 
High Sch., and Geneseo State Normal 
Sch., Geneseo. N. Y. (grad., 1900); prin. 
Lewisville High Sch., Ulysses, Pa., 1900- 
2; tenor soloist Central Presb. Ch., 
Rochester, N. Y., 1902-3. Vocalist: First 
tenor with Whitney Bros. Quartet since 
organization of Co., 1903. Began Lye. 
work, 1903, with A. L. U.; since with 
A. L. U., Red., SI. Address: 28 Sumner 
Park, Rochester, N. Y. 

WHITNEY, Edwin Morse, tenor and reader; 
b. Parma Centre, N. Y., Mar. 17, 1877; ed. 
pub. schs., N. Y., and Emerson Coll. of 
Ory., Boston, Mass.; m. S. Foss Lamprell, 
Maiden, Mass., Sept. 8, 1904; apptd. Band 
sergeant, 1st Territorial Vol. Inf. from 
Ariz., Aug., 1898. Yocalist: second tenor 
with ^Vhitney Bros. Male Quartet. 
Reader: of misc. selections, with same 
quartet. Began Lye. work, 1903, with 
Whitney Bros. Quartet, imder A. L. U.; 
since listed Avith A. L. U.; Red., SI. Ad- 
dress: 61 Gould Ave., Maiden, Mass. 

WHITNEY, William F., baritone; 6. 
Rochester, N. Y., May 26, 1872; ed. Lima 
Sem., Lima, N. Y.; taught singing and 
sight-reading; m. Lillian L. Chapman, 
Castile, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1897. YocaUst: 
First bass, accompanist and mgr. Whitney 
Bros. Male Quartet, since 1902. Began Lye, 
work, 1903. with A. L. U. ; since listed 
with A. L. U., Red., SI. Address: 28 Sum- 
ner Park, Rochester, N. Y. 

WHITNEY, Yale, bass; 6. Garland, N. Y., 
Jan. 22, 1884; ed. Warsaw, N. Y., High 
Sch.; bass soloist Central Presbn. Qi., 
Rochester, N. Y. Yocalist: second bass 
with Whitney Bros. Male Quartet since 
1903. Began Lye. work, 1903, under 
A. L. U. ; since listed with A. L. U., Red., 
SI. Address: 28 Sumner Park, Rochester, 
N. Y. 

WICKERSHAM, Louis B., lecturer; b. 1846, 
in 0.; m. Rosa Kelly, Iberia, 0., 1878. 
Lecturer: on practical and popular sub- 
jects. Began Lye. work, 1897, listed with 
Co.; since with Co., Ch., C, and Col. Has 
given over 1,500 lectures. Address: Des 
Moines, la. 

WICKS, Ross Frederick, lecturer; pastor 
Fourth Reformed Ch., Dayton, O. Lec- 
turer: Backbone; American Idolatry; 
Looking for a Man; The Cry of the Com- 
mon People; The Man Who Climbed Out 
and Up. Made lecture-tour of Great 
Britain, 1895, for Y. M. C. A.; and of 
Europe, 1902, for Cash Register Co., Day- 
ton, 0.; listed with Bry. Address: 122 S. 
Broadway, Dayton, O. 

WILCOX, William Craig, lecturer; b. Pitts- 
field, Mass., Jan. 16, 1867; ed. Univ. of 
Rochester (A.B., 1888; A.M., 1891), and 
in Chicago; m. Marv F. De Voll, Glens 
Falls, N. Y., July 1, 1895; prof, of history, 
Univ. of la. since 1894. Lecturer: giving 
8 courses of 6 lectures each: Six Stages 
in the Evolution of Europe; Six Epochs 
in the Transition of Europe; Europe in 
the Nineteenth Century; The Eastern 



Question; Six Uncrowned Rulers in Mod- 
ern Europe; Six Critical Points in Ameri- 
can History; Six Makers of America; Six 
Unelected Presidents of the United States, 
and the misc. lectures: The Place of the 
Hebrew in History; The Life and Work 
of William the Silent; The Eastern Ques- 
tion; The Career of Napoleon Bonaparte; 
Political Dyspepsia; What is an Educa- 
tion?; and others. Began lecturing, ind., 
1894, la.; since 1903, listed with Ch., Univ. 
Ex. Works mostly in la. Address: Iowa 
Citj, la. 

WILDER, Marshall Pickney, entertainer 
(retired from Lyceum) ; 1). Geneva, N. Y., 
Sept. 19, 1859; ed. Rochester, N. Y.; 
Hartford, Conn.; and New York City; m. 
Sophia C. Hanks, New York, June 24, 
1903; was stenographer until began en- 
tertaining; has jnade fifteen trips to 
Europe, and in 1904-5, made tour of 
world, entertaining in Japan, China, Cey- 
lon, Manila, and Egvpt. Autlior: People 
I've Smiled With, 1885, Csl.; The Sunny 
Side of the Street, 1905, F. & W. Enter- 
tainer: monologist, reader, story-teller, 
etc. Began ent., 1879, New York City, 
ind.; since ind. and listed with Red., Cen., 
and others; in Lyceum until 1899, doing 
much drawing-room work; since 1899, in 
vaudeville entirely. Address: 256 W. 
97th St., New York City. 

WILES, Ernest P., lecturer; h. Mt. Carmel, 
111., June 27. 1874; ed. Ind. Univ. (A.B., 
1898); Univ. of Mich. (A.M., 1901); 
Univ. of Chicago; m. Lora Mae Babst, 
Crestline, 0., Sept. 3, 1902; was prof, of 
English, Eastern Ind. Normal Sch., 1899- 
1900; lecturer on the Bible, Ann Arbor, 
1900-3; prin. Muncie, Ind., High Sch. since 
1903. Lecturer: The Lyrics of Israel; The 
Positive Degree; The Bible in Our 
Schools; The Drama of Job. Began 
Lye. work, 1901, ind.; since ind. and 
listed with Win. Address: Muncie, Ind. 

WILFLEY, Earle, lecturer; was on stage; 
was pastor in Pittsburg. Lecturer: Be- 
hind the Scenes; Unfought Battles; Man- 
Made Gods; Let There Be Light (ill.); 
Ben Hur (ill.) ; Quo Vadis (ill.) ; William 
McKinley (ill.). Reader: An Evening 
with Shakespeare; An Evening with Hu- 
morists ; A Miscellaneous Evening ; Damon 
and Pvthias; The Bells. Address: New 
Castle,' Pa. 

WILKIN, Milton Perry, lecturer; &. Craw- 
ford Co., 111., Aug. 17, 1846; ed. McKen- 
dree Coll., Lebanon, 111. (B.S., A.M., 
D.D.); m. Jennie Greer, Olney, 111., Oct. 

25, 1871. Lecturer: What Will You 
Take?; The Picket Line of Duty; and 
other lectures. Began Lye. work, about 
1886, ind.; since ind., and with Interstate 
one season. Has been a Chau. mgr. for 
six yrs., managing Havana, III., Piasa, 
111., Urbana, 111., and other Assemblies. 
Address: Urbana, 111. 

WILKINSON, Thomas Francis, lecturer; 6. 

Albany, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1856; ed. Albany 
private and pub. schs., and Albany Law 
Sch. (LL.B., 1881), where won first prize; 
admitted to Bar of N. Y^., 1881, and to 
practice in U. S. Courts, 1882; 1902, dele- 
gate from N. Y. State Bar Assn. to Am. 
Bar Assn.; Judge City Court of Albany, 
1887-1893; Corporation Attorney, Green- 
bush, N. Y., 1887-8; Corporation counsel, 
for Albany, 1899-1900; mem. board of 
mgrs. Young Men's Assn. of Albany, 
1885-8; was State v.-p. Rom. Cath. 
Benevolent Legion; mem. Knights of 
Columbus; m. Anna F. Galvin, Albany, 
N. Y., May 4, 1886. Newspaper contr. 
Speaker in State and National campaigns 
since 1880; Fourth of July for Albany, 
1885. Lecturer: Temperance Reform and 
Social Progress; The Law and Justice; 
Great Characters; Traits of Success; The 
Successful and WTiy; Lincoln as Lawyer 
and Politician. Began work, 1878, Al- 
bany, N. Y., ind. Address: Albany, N. Y. 

WILLETT, Herbert L., lecturer; h. lona, 
Mich., May 5, 1864; grad. Bethany Coll., 
W. Va., 1886; A.M., same, 1887; student, 
Yale, 1890-1; Univ. of Chicago, Ph.D., 
1896; studied in Berlin, 1898-9; m. Gussie 
Price, Kenton, 0., 1887. Clergyman, Dis- 
ciples of Christ. Asst. prof. Semitic lan- 
guages and lits., LTniv. of Chicago, since 
1896; dean Disciples' Divinity House. Chi- 
cago. Ed. Cliristian Century, Chicago; 
asst. ed., Biblical World. Author: Life 
and Teachings of Jesus, 1898; Teachings 
of the Books, 1899; Prophets of Israel, 
1899; The Ruling Quality, 1902, all by 
Revell; Plea for Union, 1905; Basic 
Truths of Christian Faith, 1902, Ch. Cent. 
Lecturer: The Man of Nazareth; New 
Continents; Savonarola; Legend and Life; 
Dante, the Poet of the Dawn; The Place 
of the Bible in Modern Thought ;_ Moses, 
Leader and Lawgiver; David, King and 
Psalmist; The Man of Tarsus. Began 
work, 1898, ind.; listed with SI., 1903; 
since listed with SI. Address: 389 56th 
St., Chicago, 111. 

WILLIAMS, Charles, reader; b. Windsor, 
Vt., Sept. 10, 1869; ed. Windsor High 



Sch.; Boston Seh. of Ory.; Berkeley Sch., 
Boston; Harvard Univ. (A.B., 1899); 
Boston Sch. of Expression. Author: The 
Wooing of a Widow. Lecturer: The 
Teaching of Reading for Expression. 
Reader: The Crisis, Enoch Arden, The 
Merchant of Venice, The Wooing of a 
Widow, and miscellaneous. Gave 1st en- 
tertainment at Plainfield, N. H., 1890. 
Listed with Y. M. C. A. Bureau, 1891. 
Reader with Ladies' Ci-escent Banjo and 
Guitar Club, 1891-2, under Red. Since 
listed with Red., Etn., L. E. B., and Lab.; 
1903-5, teacher in Boston Sch. of Expres- 
sion; 1905-6, ])rin. Dept. of Ory., Marion, 
Ind., Normal Coll.; 1906, prin. Conserva- 
tory Seh. Expression and Dramatic Art, 
Indianapolis Conservatory of Music. Ad- 
dress: 430 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, 
WILLIAMS, Charles Peterson, musician; h. 
Vicksburg, Miss., Apr. 27, 1870; ed. Rust 
Univ., Holly Springs, Miss.; m. Clara 
Kindle, Chicago, May 19, 1903. Musician: 
second tenor and singing comedian, Wil- 
liams' Original Dixie Jubilee Singers, since 
1904. Listed with Mut., Col., Red.; has 
been mem. Arnold Male Quartette (1897- 
8) and Dixie Jubilee Singers (1898-1904). 
Began Lye. work, 1897, Wis., with male 
quartette, ind. Address: 6618 Vernon 
Ave., Qiicago, 111. 

WILLIAMS, Clara K., musician; b. Detroit, 
Mich., Feb. 12, 1882; ed. Detroit, and 
Oberlin, 0.; m. Charles P. Williams, Chi- 
cago, 111., May 19, 1903. Musician: Con- 
tralto and ballad singer with Williams' 
Original Dixie Jubilee Singers, since 1903; 
began Lye. work, 1902, listed with Ch. 
Address: 6618 Vernon Ave., Chicago, 111. 

WILLIAMS, Joseph A., lecturer; 6. Galena, 
111., Aug. 6, 1860; ed. Wisconsin High 
Schs.; Univ. of Wis. (B.L., 1885; LL.B., 
1886); for three yrs. City supt. of schs., 
Galena, 111.; four yrs. judge in Neb. 
courts; ordained Cong, minister, Des 
Moines, la., 1896; in. Anna Wilkinson, 
Benton, Wis., Sept. 10, 1889; is lawyer, 
practicing in Pierce, Neb. Lecturer: 
The Real Boy, The Real Girl, The Real 
Boy and His Sister. Began work, 1890; 
ind. until 1905, when listed with Bdg. 
Address: Pierce, Neb. 

WILLIAMS, Marvin, entertainer; b. Clarke 
Co., Ga., July 12, 1874; ed. Emory Coll., 
Oxford, Ga. (A.B., 1894) ; was teacher in 
Ga. pub. schs., 6 yrs.; head of dept. of 
Ory., Emory Coll., 1900-3; vt. Miss Mamie 
E. Wood, Ir^vinton, Ga., Dec. 29, 1897. 

Entertainer: gives misc. readings, musical 
take-offs, and the lecturettes; The Amer- 
ican Boy; Adam's Side Issue; Livin' in 
Love; Behold, I Have Played the Fool. 
Began Lye. work, 1903, ind.^ in Ga.; since 
listed with Alk., Lab., Mid. Address: 
Tallapoosa, Ga. 

WILLIAMSON, Edmund Schofield, lecturer, 
Dickens specialist; b. Brampton, Ont., 
July 16, 1871; ed. pub. and High schs., 
Brampton; m. Minnie McKenna, Bramp- 
ton, Jan. 1, 1896. Entd. Ont. Civil Ser- 
vice, May i, 1889; since official in Dept. 
Lands, Forests and Mines; at present sec. 
of Dept. Has specialized in Dickensiana 
for many years, has now compi-ehensive 
collection of literature, etc., on subject. 
Organizer and pres. Toronto branch of 
Dickens Fellowship, Author: Glimpses of 
Dickens. Lecturer: An Evening with 
Dickens; Pickwick; David Copperfield; 
Recital, " Christmas Carol. First ent., 
1901, Brantford, Ont. Address: Pond 
Bureau, Toronto, Ont., Can. 

WILLIAMSON, Horace Greeley, reader and 
entertainer; b. May 1, 1880, Cincinnati, 
0.; ed. Cincinnati schs. Has been for 
some years Sec. Cincinnati Y. M. C. A. 
and mgr. Star Course of Assn. Author: 
Old Hollyhocks, 1898, Shaw; Things 
Worth While, 1906, J. & G. Reader: 
began 1898; gives original compositions; 
mgr. and member of The Original Concert 
Co. Address: 1550 Chase Ave., Cincin- 
nati, 0. 

WILLIS, Maude, reader; 6. Belle Center, 
Wis., Mar. 5, 1877; ed. Cumnock Sch. of 
Ory., Evanston, 111. (grad. 1894) ; was 
head of dept. of eloc. Central State Nor- 
mal Sch., Lock Haven, Pa. Reader: 
Prisoner of Zenda; Rebecca of Sunny- 
brook Farm ; lecture-recitals from Shake- 
speare, Field, Riley, and others; misc. 
programs. Also inst. instr. in reading and 
expression. Began reading, 1895, la., ind.; 
since listed with Cnl. and Win. Address: 
North Webster, Ind. 

WILLITS, A. A. (The Apostle of Sun- 
shine), lecturer; 6. Tuckerton, N. J., Oct. 
13, 1821; ed. Phila., Pennington, N. J., and 
reed. A.M. from Princeton, and D.D. from 
Rutgers Coll. Taught in Pennington 
Sem.; w. Jane Street, 1845. Was pastor 
Kennebunkport, Me., Roxburv, Mass., St. 
Paul's Ch., Lowell; First Ref. Ch., Phila. 
ns yrs.). First Ref. Ch., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
^5 yrs.). West Arch St. Ch., Phila., Pa. 
(13 yrs.), the Warren Memorial Ch., 
Louisville, Ky. (7 yrs.), and the Third St. 



Ch., Dayton, 0. (4 yrs.). He raised a 
debt of $00,000 on tlie Arch St. Ch. of 
Phila. Is honorary pres. I. L. A. Lec- 
turer: Sunshine, or The Secret of a Happy 
and Useful Life; The Model Wife and 
Mother; A Summer Over the Sea; Great 
Orators I Have Heard. Began lecturing, 
in Phila., 1845, ind.; since listed by Bry., 
C, Ch., Alk.; has filled thousands of en- 
gagements; is still lecturing at 85; is 
called The Dean of the American Plat- 
form. Address: Spring Lake, N. J. 

WILLS, Louis Charles, entertainer; 6. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 12, 1884; ed. Brook- 
lyn pub. schs., Manual Training High Sch., 
St. Lavs^rence Univ. (LL.B., 1905; LL.M., 
1906); is mem. of N. Y. Bar. Enter- 
tainer: Characterizations. Began Lye. 
work, 1900, under Emp.; mem. Dilettante 
Players, since 1904, and bus. mgr.; listed 
■with St., N. Y., Emp. Is mgr. New York 
Lyceum Bureau, operating in N. Y., Conn., 
N. J., and Pa. Address: 676 Bedford 
Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

WILLS, Thomas, lecturer; b. Greenland, 
Mich.; ed. Rockland and Calumet, Mich., 
and Indiana Coll.; trav. in England; m. 
in 1898. Lecturer: Wonders of America; 
Life of Christ, with moving picture and 
stereopticon illustrations. Began Lye. 
work, 1896, ind.; since ind. Address: 
Calumet, Mich. 

WILSON, Clarence True, lecturer; ft. Mil- 
ton, Del., Apr. 24, 1872; ed. St. John's 
Coll.. Annapolis, Md. (D.D.), Univ. of Sn. 
Cal. (A.B.), and McClay Coll. of Theol. 
(B.D. ); trav. in Europe; was licensed to 
preach, 1888; held pastorates. Rising Sun, 
Md., 1888-90; the 18th St. Meth. Episc. 
Ch., N. Y. Cy., 1891; Seaford, Del., 1891- 
2; Sea Cliff, N. Y., 1892-4; Pasadena, Cal., 
1895-1900; 1st Meth. Ch., San Diego, Cal., 
1900-2; St. Luke's Ch., Newark, N. J., 
1902-5; Grace Ch., Portland, Ore., since 
1905. Was ordained elder by N. Y. E. 
Conf., 1894; is pres. State Anti-Saloon 
League of Ore. Author: The Things 
That Are to Be; Pulpit Discussions in 
Eschatology, Holz. Lecturer: John Brown; 
The Wit and Humor of the Bible; Talk- 
ers and Talking; Why I Am What I Am; 
and temperance lectures. Nearly all lec- 
turing for temperance cause. Began lec- 
turing, 1888, ind.; since Great Western 
Lyceum Bureau, Salt Lake City and 
Portland, Ore. Address: 445 Taylor St., 
Portland, Ore. 

WILSON, Erasmus ("Quiet Observer"), 
lecturer; &. Belmont Co., 0., 1842; ed. pub. 

sch.; was private Co. E, 98th 0. Vol. Inft. 
and Topographical engineer 2nd Brigade, 
2nd Division 14th Army Corps, 1863-5; 
mem. staff Pittsburg Dispatch, 1884-8, 
and Pittsburg Gazette, since 1888, writing 
a column of " Quiet Observations " daily. 
Author: Quiet Observations on the Ways 
of the World, pub. by Dispatch, Pittsburg. 
Lecturer: The Eternal Fitness of Things, 
and like topics. Began lecturing, about 
1885, under SI. Address: Gazette Office, 
Pittsburg, Pa. 

WILSON, Henry C, lecturer; b. Madison 
Co., N. Y., 1840; self-educated; m. Mrs. 
Margaretta J. Delano, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
1883. Traveled in Europe and America, 
at intervals, 1872-87. Lecturer (with 
stereopticon illustrations) : Walter Scott's 
Scotland; Robert Burns; London; Flor- 
ence ; The Netherlands and the Rhine ; The 
Cathedrals of England; A Literary Ramble 
About London (not ill.). Began lectur- 
ing, 1889, in Boston, Mass., ind.; since ind. 
Residence: 33 Longwood Ave., Brookline, 
Mass. Office: 28 Congress St., Boston. 

WILSON, James Oliver, lecturer; ed. 111. 
Wesleyan Univ. (A.B., 1896; A.M., 1897; 
D.D., 1889) and Drew Theol. Sem.; was 
chaplain 14th Regt., Brooklyn, N. Y., 
1894-1906; nat. pres. Phi Gamma Delta 
Fraternity, 1899; trav. through U. S. and 
Europe; was pastor St. Andrew's Meth. 
Ch., N. Y. Cy., for 7 yrs., and raised debt 
of $125,000;" is now pastor in Brooklyn, 
N. Y. Lecturer: Yosemite, the Most 
Beautiful Thought of God; Switzerland 
in Robes of Autumn; There's a Screw 
Loose Somewhere; How to Hit the Tar- 
get; Americans for America; Man with 
the Material Universe as a Background; 
Ugly People Seen Through Borrowed 
Spectacles. Began Lye. work, 1889, in 
Philadelphia, listed with Red.; with Red. 
until 1898; since ind. Address: 479 
Greene Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

WILSON, Mary Drew, reader; 6. Eastport, 
Me.; grad. Chicago Ladies' Seminary; 
studied at Chicago National Coll. of 
Music; and Dickson Sch. of Ory., Chicago 
Auditorium Conservatory (post-grad, 
diploma ) ; m. Joseph J. Wilson, Sept. 20, 
1881 (deceased), Sioux City, la. Founded 
Wilson Sch. of Music and Ory., Sioux 
City, la., 1896; since prin. of the sch. 
Mag. contr. Reader: Misc., from Shake- 
speare, Riley, Hall Caine, Barrie, Kipling, 
and others. Began reading, about 1890, 
ind.; since ind. Address: 711 Nebraska 
St., Sioux City, la. 



WILSON, Woodrow, lecturer; &. Staunton, 
Va., Dec. 28, 1856; grad. Princeton, 1879; 
studied law, Univ. of Va., 1879-80; post- 
graduate course, Johns Hopkins, 1883-5 
(Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1886; LL.D., 
Wake Forest Coll., 1887, Tulane Univ., 
1898, Johns Hopkins, 1901, Rutgers, 1902, 
Univ. of Pa., 1903, Brown Univ., 1903; 
Litt.D., Yale, 1901); m. Ellen Louise Ax- 
son, June 24, 1885, Savannah, Ga. Prac- 
ticed law, Atlanta, Ga., 1882-3; prof, his- 
tory and political economy, Brvn Ma\\T 
Coll., 1885-8; Wesleyan Univ., " 1888-90; 
prof, jurisi^nidence and politics, Princeton, 
1890-1902; pres. Princeton Univ. since 
Aug., 1902; mag, contr. AutJior: Con- 
gressional Government, a Studv in Amer- 
ican Politics, 1885, H. M. Co.; The State: 
Elements of Historical and Practical 
Politics, 1889, Hth.; Division and Re- 
union, 1829-1889, 1893, Long.; An Old 
Master and Other Political Essays, 1893, 
Scr.; Mere Literature and Other Essays, 
1893, H. M. Co.; George Washington, 
1896, Harp.; A History of the American 
People, 1902, Harp. Lecture^-: on edl., 
patriotic, literary, historical and economic 
subjects. Began lecturing about 1890. 
Address: Princeton, N. J. 

WINCHELL, Samuel Robertson, manager 
Winchell Lect. and Ent. Bur.; 6. Dutchess 
Co., N. Y., Nov. 26, 1843; ed. Amenia 
Sem. and Univ. of Mich. (A.B., 1870; 
A.M., 1873); m. Calphurnia E. Corson, 
Birmingham, Mich., Aug. 2, 1870. Prin. 
High Schs. of Birmingham, Paw Paw, 
Flint, Ann Arbor, all in Mich., 1864-73, 
and of Milwaukee, Wis., 1873-5; Prof, of 
Latin, Univ. of 111., 1889-90. Classical 
ed. D. App. & Co., 1881, and N. E. Mgr., 
1882-6. Mgr. Interstate Pub. Co., 1886- 
8. Ed. Public Sch. Record, Monthly, Mil- 
waukee, 1874-6; of Christian Statesman, 
1876; Educational Weekly, Chicago, 
1876-80; Teacher and Student, Chicago, 
1894-6; Chicago Teacher and Sch. Board 
Journal, Chicago, 1896-8; The Rostrum, 
1901-4. Author: Latin Prose Composi- 
tion, 1875, But.; Elementary Lessons in 
Greek Syntax, 1887, App.; Orthography, 
Orthoepy, and Punctuation, 1901, Fin.; 
Chicago, Past and Present, 1906, Fin.; 
1892, compiled and published the Artists' 
Blue Book of Chicago; Nov. 1, 1906, org. 
Win. Bur. of Chicago; operates over Cen- 
tral West; incorporated, 1905. Address: 
Evanston, 111. 

WINSHIP, Albert Edward, lecturer; &. West 
Bridgewater, Mass., Feb. 24, 1845; reed. 

Litt.D. from Univ. of Nashville; m. EUa 
R. Parker, Reading, Mass., 1871. Mem. 
State Mass. Board of Edn.; ed. Boston 
Traveler in 1891; ed. Journal of Educa- 
tion since 1886; delegate from Mass. to 
Nat. Rep. Conv., 1896; has been pres. 
New England Press Assn., Am. Inst, of 
Instruction, Mass. Rep. Editorial Assn., 
and other editorial and educational assns.; 
mem. exec. com. Mass. Rep. Club. Attthor: 
Jukes-Edwards, N. E. Pub. Co., 1888; The 
Shop, Loth., 1893; Life of Horace Mann, 
1896; Great American Educators, Saal., 
1900. Mag. contr. Lecturer: Rascals and 
Saints, Twentieth Century Standards, Ex- 
periences with Avithors. Began lecturing, 
1875, ind.; since ind.; has filled more than 
26,000 engagements since 1893. Resi- 
dence: 74 Perkins St., Somerville, Mass. 
Offlce: 29 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 

WINSLOW, Helen Maria (Miss), lecturer; 
6. Westfield, Vt.; ed. Vt. Normal Sch., 
Johnson, Vt., and Boston; was teacher, 
later mag. and newspaper contr.; journal- 
ist, since 1886; with Boston Transcript, 
Boston Beacon; ed. and pub. The Club 
Woman, 1897-1903; Delineator, 1898- 
1906; Mass. comr. to Cotton States Expn., 
Atlanta, 1895; State Regent D. A. R. for 
Mass., 1901-2. Author: Salome Shepard, 
1894, Ar.; Concerning Cats, 1900, Loth.; 
Literary Boston of To-day, 1902, Page; 
Concerning Polly, 1902, L. and S.; The 
Woman of To-morrow, 1905, Pott.; The 
President of Quex, 1906, Loth. Lecturer: 

' Women in Journalism; The Modern 
Newspaper; Literary Boston of To-day; 
The Woman of To-morrow; An Old 
Maid's Way of Bringing up Qiildren; The 
Work of Women's Clubs. Began lectur- 
ing, 1896, ind., for women's orgns.; since 
ind. Address: Shirley, Mass. 

WOOD, Morgan, lecturer: Where Are We 
At ? ; The Average Man ; Politics and Poli- 
ticians; Is the World Growing Better? 
Address: Citizens' Bldg., Cleveland, O. 

WOODLAND, J. Ernest, lecturer, physical 
sciences; &. Wooster, 0., Aug. 24, 1866; 
ed. Denison Univ., Granville, O. (M.S., 
1894). Lecturer: Zero Absolute, Ether 
Waves and Wireless Experiments. Began 
lecturing at Waterloo, la., for SI. Since 
booked with SI., Dav., and Brt. Address: 
55 Plymouth Ave., Rochester, N. Y. 

WOOLSEY, Alene Dunbar (Miss), monolo- 
gist and soprano soloist; ft. Weljster City, 
la.; grad. Webster City High Sch.; prvt. 
pupil in eloc. of Mrs. E. S. Fuller; grad. 
Columbia Coll. of Expression, Chicago,, 



111.; studied eloe. with S. H. Claik at Univ. 
of Chicago; and vocal music with Mrs. 
Howells at Denver Conservatory of Music; 
also, with Sig. Nicola Novelli, and Messrs. 
Gwilym Thomas, Karleton Hackett and 
Frederick Eoote. Taught eloc. for a yr. at 
Atlantic, la., Normal Coll.; afterwards, 
instr. in eloc. at Tabor Grand School of Act- 
ing, Denver, Colo. For some time, traveling 
Deaconess Elocutionist for Home Mis- 
sionary Soc. of Meth. Episc. Cli., giving 
recitals for benefit of Denver Deaconess 
Home. Now, reader with Harmony Lady 
Quartette. Began Lye. work, 1897, ind.; 
since booked with A. L. U. and Red. 
Address: 14 W. 107th St., N. Y. Cy. 

WORK, John M., lecturer; 6. Washington 
Co., la., Jan. 3, 1809; ed. Washingtonria., 
Acad.; Monmouth, 111., Coll. (A.B., 1891) ; 
and Columbian Univ. (now George Wash- 
ington Univ.), Washington, D. C. (LL.B., 
1892); practiced law, "^1892-1900, in Des 
Moines. la.; w., 1890; since 1900 devoted 
much time to Socialist movement, having 
been Socialist candidate for Mayor of Des 
Moines, for eleetor-at-large, and for Gov. 
of la.; mem. of Nat. Comm. of Socialist 
party since 1901; now mem. Nat. Execu- 
tive Comm. Author: Wliat's So and 
What Isn't, Apl., 190.5. Lecturer: Lions 
in the Path of Progress; Socialist lec- 
tures: The Socialist Position; The Ameri- 
can Spirit; Social Contrasts; The Way 
Out; New Worlds to Conquer; Socialism 
and Morals. Began lecturing, 1902; en- 
gagements made chiefly through Nat. and 
State Secys. of Socialist party. Address: 
1313 Harrison Ave., Des Moines, la. 

WRIGHT, Alfred Augustus, lecturer; ft. 
Beacon Hill, Boston, Mass., Dec. 20, 1842; 
ed. pub. schs., Boston, and Providence, 
P. I.; grad. classical high sch.. Providence, 
R. I., 1859; Wesleyan Univ., Middletown, 
Conn., with honors, and with the Greek 
prize, 1863; Chi Psi Frat., Phi Beta 
Kappa, and A.B., Wesleyan Univ., 1863; 
A.M., 1865; S.T.D., Ohio' Wesleyan Univ., 
1885. Mem. Soc. Biblical Lit. and Exege- 
sis; m., 1863, Dora P. Slade, Bristol, R. L, 
1873, 2nd, Abby F. Shaw, Fall River, 
Mass.; trav. in Europe, 1866. Founder: 
The Boston Correspondence School, 1882; 
The Greek Student Press, 1883. Dean of 
this sch. from 1882 to date. Organizer: 
The Meth. Ministers' Relief Association, 
1878; Cottage City Summer School of 
Theology, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., 
1882; The Boston Cor. Sch., Dept. of The- 
ology, 1884; The Searchlight League, 
:1904. Specialist Professor: Anna T. 

Pearce prof.. New Test. Greek Lang., and 
Lit., in the B. C. S., 1882, to date. 
Professor and Instructor: in the B. C. S.; 
O. T. Lang., and Lit., 1882. to date; 
Scientific Method, Eng. Bible Study, 1888, 
to date; Bib. Theol., and Philosophy, 1882 
to date; Biblical Exegesis, 1890 to date; 
instr.; Clergj'men's Conference Studies 
prescribed by the Meth. Episc. Ch., 1888 
to date. Since 1882 has personally given 
individual instruction by mail, to nearly 
eight thousand students. Assembly plat- 
form iiKinager: at summer assemblies, 
various points in U. S., from 1890 to date. 
Editor: The Boston Academy (quarter- 
ly), 1883-1896; Who's \Vho in the Ly- 
ceum, 1907; Hebrew and Greek Text; 
Notes on the Internat. S. Sch. Lessons, 
Boston Globe, 1878-9; contr. to mags., and 
to educ. and theol. journals. Literary 
critic: for authors, variovis theol. works, 
and for publishing houses. Author: An- 
ticipated Improvements in the Revised 
New Testament, March, 1881; A Cata- 
logue, the author's New Testament Greek 
Treasury, containing 25,000 entries, 1883; 
Kindergarten Greek Games, for Children 
and for Adults, 1884; Lessons in New 
Testament Greek, (a) Alphabet Course, 

(b) Primary Course, (c) Beginners' 
Course, 1884, (d) Advanced Course of 
Lessons in New Testament Greek, pages 
200, with prolegomena and indexes, Les- 
sons I to XL, 1889; Exegetical Course, 
idem, Lessons XLI to LXXX, 1889; Les- 
sons I to II, Advanced Course, 1889; Ne\r 
Testament Greek Words — Criteria of 
Their Importance, 1889; Graduate Course, 
idem, Lessons I to LXXX, 1889; Post- 
graduate Single Lesson Studies, 140 
(topical, synthetic). New Testament 
Greek Text, 1894; A Comparative and 
Synthetic Lexicon of New Testament 
Greek, in forty parts; parts I to IX in 
print, 1889; Rambles in New Testament 
Greek. 1894; Outlines of a Normal Course 
in Biblical Methodology, 1902; National 
W. C. T. U. Course of Study for Evan- 
gelists and Deaconesses (four years'), 
1889; Syllabuses of Lecture Courses for 
Ministers: (a) Practical Theology; (b) 
Pulpit Elocution; (c) Ethics; (d) Sacred 
Archeology; special addresses: (a) The 
Bible the" Great Text-Book (Christian En- 
deavor Nat. Conv. ); (b) The Resurrec- 
tion of Eve (Nat. W. C. T. U. Conv.); 

(c) The Value of Classical Studies in a 
Liberal Education (Mich. State Teachers' 
Assn.); The Searchlight League, lesson 
study topics (160), 1904; of these, 40 



with Syllabuses, 1905; all pub. by The 
Greek Student Press. (In preparation): 
A Grammatical Analysis of the New 
Testament Greek Text, a conoordance of 
all instances of any grammatical form, 
phrase, or idiom ; of which, Romans is now 
in MS. Christ in the Scriptures, syllabuses 
of sixty lectures, exhibiting the appli- 
cability of the Scientific Method, from 
Gen. to Rev.; Review lessons, texts, 
praxes, quizzes, tractates, special bro- 
chures, meeting special needs of indi- 
vidual students, 1882 to date. Lecturer 
(in series) : (A) The Cycle of Biblical 
Theology; (1) The Trinity in Unit; (2) 
The Evolution of Creative Love; (3) 
Jesus, the Express Image of His Person; 

(4) Mount Calvary and the Face of God; 

(5) Jesus and His Incarnation in Simon; 

(6) The Sunrise of Eternity; (B) Prob- 
lems in Cosmic Philosophy: (1) Has Na- 
ture Any Prerogatives; or, Is the Reign 
of Law Absolute and Inexorable?; (2) Is 
the Mechanism of Existence Brutal; or, 
Does the Wheel Grind the Potter Also?; 

(3) Is the Equation of Life Soluble With- 
out an Insoluble Remainder? Why?; 

(4) Is the Scheme of the Universe One of 
Justice? Or, of justice? For the Individ- 
ual?; (5) What are the Ultimate Cre- 
denda of the Spiritual Reason? Have We 
Proof, or Only Evidence?; (C) Twen- 
tieth Century Questions About the Bible: 
(1) Whose Bible Do We Believe?; (2) 
What is the Essential Bible?; (3) Where- 
in is the Bible Mistaken?; (4) Wherein 
is the Attitude of Orthodoxy Changing 
Towards the Bible?; (D) Mountain 
Views in the New Testament Greek Para- 
dise: (1) Vistas from Snow-Clad Sum- 
mits; (2) Climbing Mount Transfigura- 
tion; (3) Foothills and Peaks in the 
Pauline Alps; Christ in the Scriptures, 
being a course of sixty lectures, given in 
sets of ten, for six consecutive years, at 
Summer Apsemblies, 1890-1895. Li/ceum 
lectures: How Wide is an Inch?; Words, 
Wise and Otherwise; The Fine Art of See- 
ing Things; Distinguished Persons Who 
Think They Have Met Me; The Con- 
spiracy Against Vacuum ; and others. 
Began lecturing before 1882, ind.; since 
ind.; now listed with SI. Address: 9 Clin- 
ton St., Cambridge, Mass.; school office. 
Room 19, 36 Bromfield St., Boston, Mass. 

WYCHE, Richard Thomas, Story-teller; 5. 
Granville Co., N. C, 1867; ed. Oak Ridge 
Inst., Univ. of N. C, Chicago Univ.; pres. 
National Story-tellers' League since its 
org., July, 1903. Story-teller: Art and 

Educational Value of Story-telling; Folk- 
Lore of the South— Uncle Remus; King 
Arthur; Ulysses; Siegfried; Beowulf; 
Bible Stories; Hiawatha; Norse Stories. 
Began work, 1893, as teacher and story- 
teller in schs. of N. C, ind.; since ind. and 
with Pnd. Does much work at Teachers' 
Insts. and Summer Schs. Address: 503 
W. 124th St., New York aty, or Greens- 
boro, N. C. 
WYCKOFF, Walter Augustus, lecturer; b. 
Mainpuri, India, Apr. 12, 1805; grad. 
Princeton, 1888 (M.A., 1891). Traveled 
twice around world; m. Leah Lucile 
Ehrich, 1903; 1891-2, studied condition of 
wage-earners in America by becoming a 
wage-earner and working way from Conn, 
to Calif. Appted. Social Science Fellow, 
Princeton, 1894; lecturer on sociology 
there. 1894, and since 1898, asst. prof, of 
polit. economy. Mem. Am. Economic 
Assn., Am. Acad, of Polit. and Social 
Science. Author: The Workers — The 
East, 1897; The Workers— The West, 
1898; A Day with a Tramp, and Other 
Days, 1901; all by Scr. Lecturer: My 
Experiences as a "Worker"; Some As- 
pects of Industrialism; The Social Prob- 
lem ; Social Politics vs. Socialism. Began 
work, 1897, under Pnd., M'ith whom listed 
until 1902; has not lectured since 1902; 
traveling. Address: 17 Boudinot St., 
Princeton, N. J. 

YARNALL, Maude Madden, reader and en- 
tertainer; 1). Tyrone, Pa., Feb. 2, 1877; ed. 
Pittsburg pub. schs.; grad. Pittsburg Cen- 
tral High Sch., and King's Sch. of Ory. 
and Dramatic Culture, Pittsburg; on 
staff of U. S. Pension Office, Pittsburg, 
and Post Office, Allegheny, Pa., 1898- 
1906; m. Jesse Yarnall, Nov. 8, 1906, 
Pittsburg, Pa. Reader: dramatic read- 
ings; misc.; Shakespearean reader and 
imper-sonator. Began Lye. work, about 
1893, ind.; since ind. and listed with Dkn. 
Addi-ess: Crafton, Pa. 

ZIMMERMAN, Albert H., lecturer; 6. New 
Britain, Pa.; grad. Dickinson Coll. (A.M.) ; 
m. Ella Shaw, Cumberland, Md., 1890; 
formerly pastor Kingsley Meth. Episc. 
Ch., Cumberland, Md. Lecturer: (stere- 
opticon illustrations) ; In His Steps; 
America, the Land of Greatness; Blun- 
ders; Takes and Mistakes; The Man of 
Galilee. Began Lye. work, 1903, under 



Lab.; since listed with Lab. and A. L. U. 
Address: Washington, D. C. 
ZUEBLIN, Charles, lecturer; ft. Pendleton, 
Ind., May 4, 1806; ed. Phila. pub. and 
High schs.; Univ. of Pa., 1883-5; North- 
western Univ., 1885-7; grad. Ph.B., 1887; 
grad. D.B., Yale Univ., 1889; studied 
Univ. of Leipzig, 1889-91; m. Rho Fisk, 
Evanston, 111., June 18, 1892. Founded 
Northwestern Univ. Settlement, 1891; 1st 
sec. Chicago Soe. for Univ. Extension, 
1892; sec. class study div. Univ. Extension 
Dept., Univ. of Chicago, 1892; instr. in 
sociology, 1892-5; asst. prof., 1895; asso. 
prof., 1896-1902; prof, sociology since 
1902. Pres. Am. League for Civic 
Improvement, 1901-2; mem. Nat. Mu- 
nicipal LeagTie; American Civic As- 
sociation, Nat. Arts' Club. Contr. to 
Internat. Jour, of Ethics, Am. Jour, of 
Sociology, Journal Political Economy, 
Chautauquan, Dial, Independent, etc. 
Author: American Municipal Progress, 
1902, Mac; A Decade of Civic Develop- 
ment, 1905, Univ. of Chicago Press; A 
Chapter in Hull House Maps and Papers. 
Lecturer: Contemporary Society (12 lec- 
tures ) ; Art and Life ( six lectures ) ; 
Work and Wealth (six lectures) ; The 
Common Life ( six lectures ) ; The Twen- 
tieth Century City (six lectures); Amer- 
ican Municipal Progress (six lectures); 
The Science and Art of City Making (six 
lectures, ill.), and the single lectures, ill., 
San Francisco, a City of Promise; 
World's Fairs, Chicago to Portland; The 
Improvement of the Nation's Capital; The 
Redemption of Harrisburg, a Typical 
Small City; William Morris, Master 
Craftsman; Parks and Playgrounds of 

the Twentieth Century City; The Twen- 
tieth Century City; Public School Arts 
and Crafts; (unillustrated) Democratic 
Culture; Democratic Art; The Return to 
Nature; The Twentieth Century City; 
The Common Life; Justice; The Con- 
straint of Orthodoxy; Temperament and 
Religion. Began lecturing, 1892, for Univ. 
of Chicago, as Extension lecturer; Univ. 
Extension lecturer since; lecturer in 
Edinburgh Summer Sch., 1898. Has filled 
2,500 engagements. Address: 38 Madison 
Park, Chicago, 111. 

ZUVER, Minnette May (Miss), reader; ft. 
Oil City, Pa., Jan., 1874; ed. New Wil- 
mington, Pa. Reader: The Man Without 
a Country; Jean Valjean and the Bishop; 
Palestine; Casket Scene from Merchant of 
Venice; Aunt Abby's Escort; and misc. 
Mem. Ceeilian Concert Co., 1897-8, Lake- 
side String and Glee Club, 1899-1901; 
Unity Glee Club, 1902-3; all under mgemt. 
Mrs. C. H. Decker, Dunkirk, N. Y.; now 
ind. Address: Pulaski, Pa. 

ZWICKEY, John Lorenzo, lecturer; 6. Sut- 
ton, Ontario; ed. Springdale Sem. ; took 
full art course, with Pierson & Gabriel, 
Qiicago, and landscape art with E. P. 
Bock; m. Lillian Negus, Sprmgdale, la.; 
was pres. Art Section, la. State Teachers' 
Assn., for 2 yrs.; instr. in industrial art, 
Waterloo, la., and la. State Normal Coll., 
Cedar Falls, 4 yrs.; and at Acad, of Fine 
Arts, Chicago, 4 yrs. Lecturer: The 
Philosophy of the Beautiful, and other lec- 
tures on art, ill. by crayon sketches. Be- 
gan lecturing, 1891, with Univ. Extension, 
in la.; since with Univ. Extension, until 
listed with Mid. Address: Des Moines, la. 

SIlj^ Snt^rnattonal SlgrrMm ASBortatton 


In response to a comniiinication in " Talent," signed by Ralph Bing- 
ham, and subsequent agitation on the part of Mr. Bingham and several of 
his friends, and the hearty co-operation of the Lyceumite, a number of people 
who were interested in the Lyceum met in Steinway Hall, Chicago, on the 
2d day of September, 1903, to form an organization. The meeting was called 
to order by Dr. W. H. Sears, and a temporary organization effected, with 
Mr. Ralph Bingham as chairman. The object of the meeting was then 
explained by the chairman, and the usual committees appointed for effecting 
permanent organization. The name decided upon was the International 
Lyceum Association. The objects of the organization, according to the open- 
ing remarks by Mr. Bingham, and afterward incorporated in the constitution, 
are, to foster and promote social intercourse, and benefit the condition of the 
lyceum and its principles in such a manner as shall be determined in accord- 
ance with the by-laws. 

Three days were spent in the Convention, during which time there was 
much pleasant social intercourse, a formal banquet, and an all-star program 
in Steinway Hall. 

The officers elected for the first year were : President, Ralph Bingham; 
Secretary and Treasurer, Edwin L. Barker; Vice-Presidents, Ex-Governor 
Robert L Taylor, Robert J. Burdette, S. M. Spedon, Father L. J. Vaughan 
and Katherine Eggleston. 


After a busy year the officers presented to the organization a full, attrac- 
tive and helpful program of business and entertainment at the Second Annual 
Convention, held in Philadelphia, September 6th to 9th. The headquarters 
were at Hotel Colonnade. Many of the members from the West came in a 
party organized in Chicago, and were met at the Broad Street Station by a 
large receiving party of Philadelphia members. At the first business session 
the name of Dr. A. A. Willits was proposed for Honorary President for life. 
The motion was unanimously carried. 

After the first business session the members were received by Mayor 
Weaver, who presented the organization with the key to the city. On the 


first evening of the Convention the members of the Association were the 
guests of the Pen and Pencil (press) Club. During the reception the 
Municipal Band, as a special favor from Mayor Weaver, provided the music. 

The banquet at the Colonnade, on the second evening, was largely 
attended and developed much enthusiasm during the toasts, which were given 
up largely to the consideration of lyceum questions. 

During the following afternoon the members were guests of the city 
at luncheon on board the city police boat " Ashbridge," and enjoyed a trip 
down the Delaware River. They were also the guests of Cramp & Son for an 
hour at their great shipyards. 

The close of the Convention was an all-star program at Association Hall. 

One of the most important results of the Convention was the plan to 
make the third meeting a Chautauqua, the members furnishing a program. 
At this Convention, also, a new Constitution was adopted. 

The election of officers during the last session of the Convention resulted 
in: President, Paul M. Pearson; Secretary, Edwin L. Barker; Treasurer, 
Dr. D. F. Fox; Vice-Presidents, Dr. John Merritte Driver, Lou J. Beau- 
champ, Nellie Peck Saunders. 


The third meeting of the Association was held at Elkhart, Ind., in con- 
nection with the newly-organized Chautauqua Assembly at that place. The 
Association sold the management the program for half of the session. At 
this meeting of the Association business sessions were held in the morning, 
the members appearing on the Chautauqua program in the afternoon and 
evening. The business sessions developed some unusually interesting dis- 
cussions on lyceum questions, and the members spent much time on the 
Chautauqua grounds in social intercourse. The banquet was the most largely 
attended of any year. The membership of the Association had grown dur- 
ing the past year, so that the secretary reported nearly twice as many 

On the closing day of the Convention the following officers were elected 
for the succeeding year : President, Edmund Vance Cooke ; First Vice-Presi- 
dent, George R.. Wendling; Second Vice-President, Elias Day; Third Vice- 
President, Lou J. Beauchamp; Secretary, Edwin L. Barker; Treasurer, 
Edward Amherst Ott. 



The Convention of the Association for the fourth year was held at Val- 
paraiso, Ind., where the members provided the entire Chautauqua program. 
Mr. Harry M. Holbrook liad organized the Chautauqua and secured the 
program from the Association. The attendance was the largest of any meet- 
ing of the Association. The papers and discussions that were so profitable 
a feature of the preceding meeting were made an important factor in the 
Valparaiso meeting also. 

Many informal gatherings were the life of the social meeting of the 
organization, though no formal banquet was held. Informal programs were, 
too, a feature of the amusement members afforded each other, after the 
advertised programs had been given. 

The officers elected were : 

President, Ralph Bingham, Tioga, Philadelphia, Pa. 

First Vice-President, William Sterling Battis, 6637 Normal Avenue, 

Chicago, 111. 
Second Vice-President, Thomas McClary, 219 W. 80th Street, New 

York, N. Y. 
Third Vice-President, Eobert S. Seeds, Birmingham, Pa. 
Secretary, Edwin L. Barker, Steinway Hall, Chicago, 111. 
Treasurer, Edward Amherst Ott, 250 E. 61st Street, Chicago, 111. 
Trustees for three years — Henry B. Roney, Montaville Flowers, Eliaa 

Executive Committee — Paul M. Pearson, Father L. J. Vaughan, Elias 


The following Committees have been announced by President Bingham 
for the year: 

Atjditinq Committee. — Dr. D. F. Fox (Chairman), 1294 Wilcox Ave- 
nue, Chicago, 111.; 0. L. Wilson, Aurora, HI.; S. R. Winchell, 160 Washing- 
ton Street, Chicago, HI. 

Raileoad Committee. — Harry P. Harrison (Chairman), Brunson 
Building, Columbus, O.; Stanley L. Krebs, Greensburg, Pa.; Dr. Eugene 
May, Washington, D. C. ; H. W. Sears, Decatur, 111. 

Press Committee. — ^Fred High (Chairman), Waynesburg, Pa. Mr. 
High will choose his own co-workers. 


Committee on Suggestions to Chautauqua Managers (same as last 
year). — E. A. Ott, Katlierine Ertz Bowden, E. Vance Cooke. 

Committee on Lyceum Business Methods (appointed by former 
President Cooke). — Hon. George R. Wendling (Chairman), Dr. Frank 
Dixon, Frank R. Roberson, A. C. Coit, Dr. Frank Gmisaulns. 

Finance Committee. — Frank A. Morgan (Chairman), Auditorium 
Building, Chicago; Harry M. Holbrook, Oak Park, HI.; Glenn Henry, 6657 
Yale Avenue, Chicago, 111. 

Printing Committee. — Keith Vawter (Chairman), Redpath Bureau, 
Cable Building, Chicago, 111.; Frank C. Hollister, Madison and Market 
Streets, Chicago, 111.; Kellie Peck Saunders, 848 Fourth Street, Detroit, 
Mich.; Fuller Swift, care " The Lyceumite," Chicago; S. A. Long, 22 Antioch 
Street, Dayton, O. ; James Francis O'Donnell, Lapeer, Mich. 

Program Committee. — Edward Amherst Ott (Chairman), 1362 Jack- 
son Boulevard, Chicago; Emily Waterman, care Midland Bureau, Des 
Moines, la.; Katherine Oliver McCoy, Kenton, O.; Hon. Mck Perrin, Belle- 
ville, 111. ; Charles C. Bentley, 705 Orchestra Building, Chicago, 111. 

Membership Committee. — Lou J. Beauchamp (Chairman), Hamil- 
ton, O. ; A. C. Coit, Citizens' National Bank Building, Cleveland, O. ; Charles 
Williams, Marion, Ind. ; Maude Willis, Lock Haven, Pa.; H. Ruthven 
McDonald, 562 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Can.; Fred W. Bartell, Siloam 
Springs, Ark. 

Constitution Committee. — Edmund Vance Cooke (Chairman), 30 
Mayfield Road, Cleveland, O. ; George A. Gearhart, 54 Ketchum Place, Buf- 
falo, ]Sr. Y.; Mrs. William Calvin Chilton, Oxford, Miss.; George W. Bain, 
Lexington, Ky.; Ralph Parlette, 419 State Street, Marion, O. 

Committee on Hotels. — Ford Howell (Chairman), 360 Good Block, 
Des Moines, la.; Capt. Jack Cra\vford, care "Lyceumite," Chicago; Sidney 
Landon, care Midland Bureau, Des Moines, la. 

HlxBt af Abh«matuina 


Acad. Academic Lyceum Bureau, 

Wooster, 0. 

Acme Acme Lyceum Bureau, St. 

Louis, Mo. 

Adtm. Auditorium Lyceum Bureau, 


Al Albion Lecture Bureau, Al- 
bion, Mich. 

Alk. . . . ., Alkahest Lvceum System, 

Atlanta, Ga. 

A. L. U American Lyceum Union, 

Rochester, N. Y. 

Amen. American Bureau, Philadel- 

Am. Lit American Literary Bureau 

(out of business). New 

Am. U. Ex. . . . American Society for the 
Extension of University 
Teaching, Philadelphia. 

Ant. Antrim Entertainment Bu- 
reau. 1001-13 Chestnut 
St., Philadelphia. 

Ate Atlantic Lyceum Bureau. 

Bdg Badger Lyceum Bureau, 

Waupaca, Wis. 

Bhyr L. E. Behymer Lyceum and 

Musical Bureau, 404 Ma- 
son Theatre Bldg., Los 
Angeles, Cal. 

Bn Boston Literary and Musical 

Bureau, Boston, Mass. 

Brt G. W. Britt's Lecture and 

Musical Agency, 6 Beacon 
St. Boston. 

Bry Brockway Lecture Bureau, 

6101 Penn Ave., Pittsburg, 

B. & S Bible «fc Scorer, Lvceum 

Agents, 6039 Market St., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

B. & V Blaiu'hard & Venter (out of 

business), Los Angeles, 

B. & W Bertram & Willard's Enter- 
tainment Bureau, Mem- 
phis, Tenn. 

Cent Central (H. P. Harrison, 

mgr. ) , Brunson Bldg., 
Columbus, O. 

Cen Central ( Fred Pelham, 

mgr. ) , Chicago ( member 
A. L. U.). 

Cnl Central (A. E. Palmer, 

mgr.), Kansas City, Mo. 
(member A. L. U.). 

Ch Chicago Lj^ceum Bureau, 705 

Orchestra Bldg., Chicago, 

Chau Chautauqua Entertainment 


Chi Oiicago Amusement Asso- 
ciation, Chicago, 111. 

Chrl Clmrchill Lecture and Enter- 
tainment Bureau, 1201 
Clieatnut St., Philadel- 

C Coit Lecture Bureau, Gti- 

zens' Bldg., Cleveland, 0. 

Ch. Univ. Ex. .Extension Division, Univer- 
sity of Chicago, Chicago. 

Col Columbian Bureau, St. Paul, 


Colbn Columbian Bureau, Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 

Co Co-operative, Omaha, Neb. 

Cook Cook Institute Agency, In- 
dianapolis, Tnd. 

Dav Dr. W. L. Davidson, 1711 

Lamont St., N. W., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Det Detroit Lyceum Bureau, De- 
troit, Mich. 

Dkn Dickson Lyceum Bureau, 

305 Mutual Bldg., Alle- 
gheny, Pa., and Cincinnati, 

Dun Dunbar Lecture Bureau, 

Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Dunne Dunne Entertainment Bu- 
reau, 1 Beacon St., Boston. 

Dwn Hamson Doven's Lecture 

Bureau, 2345 Broadway, 
New York. 

Eby Eberly Circuit (Point Breeze 

Circuit), Smithville, 0. 

Ecnmc i. . . Economic Lecture Bureau, 


Emp Empire Bureau, Syracuse, 

N. Y. 

Ent. L Entertainers' League, In- 
dianapolis, Ind. 

Etn Eaton Entertainment Bu- 
reau, Boston. 

Glz Glazier Co-operative Bureau, 

96 Fifth Ave., Chicago, 111. 



G. W Great Western Lyceum Hu- 

reiiu, Salt Lake City, 

Hath Fred W. ITathaway Bureau, 

L'H Treinont St., Boston. 

Hsr 1. . Iloosier J^ureaii. 

Hub Hub Lyceum Bureau, Boston 

( out of business ) . 

Inter Interstate Bureau. 

Internat Internal ional Lecture Asso- 
ciation, 010 Steinway Hall, 
Cliica^'o, 111. 

Intl International Bureau. 

Key Keystone Bureau, Wilkes- 

Barre, Pa. (out of busi- 
ness) . 

Lab Labadio lecture and Amuse- 
ment Bureau, 1015 Weight- 
man Bldg., Philadelphia, 

L. Agy Lecture Af^ency, Limited, 

Outer Temple, London, 

L. E. B Lovett's Entertainment Bu- 
reau, Boston. 

Lect. Assn. . . . Lecture Association of Bos- 

Lib Library Lecture Bureau, 

Homestead, Pa. 

Lon. London Entertainment Bu- 
reau, Loudon, Ont. (out of 

L. S Lone Star, Dallas, Tex. 

Ltn Leij^hton Bureau. 

Lye. L Lyceum League, Cleveland, 


McC Zue McClary, 219 W. 80th 

St., New York, N. Y. 

McCl McClure Lecture Bureau, 

New York (out of busi- 
ness ) . 

Met Metropolitan Lyceum Bu- 
reau, 189 La Salle St., 

Mid Midland Lyceum Bxireau, 

300 Good Block, Des 
Moines, la. 

Mut Mutual Lyceum Bureau, Au- 
ditorium Bldg., Cliicago, 

Nat National, Memphis, Tenn. 

N. Dix New Dixie Lyceum Bureau, 

Columbus, Miss. 

N. Y New York Lyceum Bureau, 

070 Bedford Ave., Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Pac. C Pacific Coast Bureau. 

P. Ent. B Pittsburg Entertainment 

Bureau, Pittsburg, Pa. 

Phdl Philadelphia Entertainment 

Bureau, Philadelphia. 

Pnd. . ., Tames 75. Pond Lyceum Bu- 
reau, Everett House, New 
York aty. 

Q. C Queen City Bureau. 

Rad RadelifTe Bureau, Richmond, 

Va. (member A. L. U. ). 

Red Redpath Lyceum Bureau, 

Beacon Bldg., Boston; Ca- 
ble Bldg., Chicago; Land 
Title Bldg., Philadelphia. 

S. L. A Southern Lyceum Agency. 

Sh Shearer Lecture Bureau, 

Cincinnati, 0. 

Ship Shipman Bureau, Toronto, 


SI Slayton Lyceum Bureau, 

Steinway itall, Chicago, 
and Boston. 

Sn Southern Bureau (out of 

business ) . 

Sn. Mich Southern Michigan Bureau. 

St Star Lyceum IJureau, Tri- 
bune Bldg., New York. 

St. L St. Louis Bureau, St. Louis, 


Strd Standard Bureau (out of 

business) . 

Sup Supply, 203 Broadway, New 


Swn Southwestern. 

Th Thomas, San Francisco, Cal. 

U. S United States Lyceum Bu- 
reau, Philadelphia. 

Wade . .s Wade's Entertainment Bu- 

W. Co Western Co-operative Bu- 
reau, Kansas City, Mo. 

Wh White Entertainment Bu- 
reau, 100 Boylston St., 
Boston (member of A. L. 

Wil Wilson Entertainment Bu- 
reau, I^awrenee, Kan. 

Win Winchell Lecture and Enter- 
tainment Bureau, 184 La 
Salle St., Chicago, 111. 

W. S Western Star. 


A. A. A. S American Association for the 

Advancement of Science. 

A. A. S. A Association for the Advance- 
ment of the Speech Arts. 

A.B. (also B.A.) . .Bachelor of Arts. 

Acad Academy. 

adj adjunct. 

adjt adjutant. 

adv advance. 

agr agriculture. 

A. G. S American Geographical So- 


agt agent. 

Ala Alabama. 

A.M. (also M.A.) . .Master of Arts. 

Am ,. . American. ' 

Anthrop Anthropological. 

appmt appointment. 

apptd appointed. 

ArchaeoL Archaeological. 

Ariz Arizona. 

Assn Association. 

Asso Associate. 

asst assistant. 

Assy. . ., Assembly. 

Astron Astronomical. 

Astrophys. Astrophysical. 

atty attorney. 

Aug H.August. 

Ave Avenue. 

6 born. 

Bapt Baptist. 

bat battery. 

Bd Board. 

B.D Bachelor of Divinity. 

B.E. (or Eloc.) . .Bachelor of Elocution. 

B. Eng Bachelor of English. 

B. E, Bachelor of Elocution and 


B. Ex Bachelor of Expression. 

Bib Biblical. 

B.L. (also LL.B.) . .Bachelor of Laws. 

Bldg Building. 

Blvd Boulevard. 

B.O Bachelor of Oratory. 

Bot Botanical. 

B.P Bachelor of Pedagogy. 

B.R Bachelor of Rhetoric. 

brig brigadier. 

B.S Bachelor of Science. 

B.S.E, Bachelor of Scientific En- 

Bur Bureau. 

bus business. 

bvt brevet. 

Cal California. 

Can Canada. 

Capt Captain. 

cav cavalry. 

C. C Christian Commission. 

C. E Christian Endeavor. 

Cent Century. 

Ch Church. 

Chau Chautauqua. 

chmn chairman. 

C. L. S, C Chautauqua Scientific and 

Literary Circle. 

Co Company; County. 

col colonel. 

CoU College. 

Colo Colorado. 

com committee. 

comd commanded. 

comdr commander. 

commd commissioned. 

commr commissioner. 

comn commission. 

conf conference. 

Cong Congress ; Congressional. 

Congl Congregational. 

Conn Connecticut. 

Consy Conservatory. 

contr contributor. 

conv. convention. 

corr , correspondent. 

C, S. A Confederate States Army. 

cy city. 

D. A. R Daughters of the American 


D. C District of Columbia. 

D.D Doctor of Divinity. 

Dec December. 

Del Delaware. 

del delegate. 

Dem Democratic. 

dept department. 

dir director. 

dist district. 

div division. 

D.L Doctor of Laws. 

D.Litt Doctor of Letters. 

Dram. Dramatic. 

E East. 

ed H educated; editor. 

edn edition. 

ednl educational. 



elec electrical. 

eloc elocution. 

Ency Encyclopedia. 

Eng England. 

ent entertainment. 

esp especially. 

est established. 

expdn expedition. 

Expn Exposition. 

Feb February. 

Fla Florida. 

Ft Fort. 

Ga Georgia. 

G. A. R Grand Army of the Republic. 

gen general. 

geog geographical. 

geol geological. 

Govt Government. 

grad graduated. 

Hist Historical. 

hon honorary. 

Ho. of Rep. . . . House of Representatives. 

la Iowa. 

Ida Idaho. 

I. L. A International Lyceum Asso- 

Ill Illinois. 

ill illustrated ; illustrations. 

inc inclusive. 

Ind Indiana. 

ind independent. 

Inds Indianapolis. 

inf infantry. 

insp inspector. 

Inst Institute. 

Instn Institution. 

Instr Instructor. 

Internat International. 

I. 0. G. T Independent Order Good 


I. 0. 0. F Independent Order Odd Fel- 

Jan January. 

jour journal. 

jr junior. 

Kan Kansas. 

Ky Kentucky. 

La Louisiana. 

L. Agy London Agency. 

L.H.D Doctor of Literature. 

L. I Long Island. 

Litt.B Bachelor of Letters. 

Litt.D Doctor of Letters. 

LL.B Bachelor of Laws. 

LL.D Doctor of Laws. 

LL.M Master of Laws. 

It lieutenant. 

It.-col lieutenant-colonel. 

Lye Lyceum. 

m married. 

M.A Master of Arts. 

mag ,. . . magazine. 

maj major. 

Mar March. 

Mass Massachusetts. 

math mathematical. 

Md Maryland. 

M.D Doctor of Medicine. 

Me IMaine. 

M.E Master of Elocution. 

med medical. 

M.E.L Master of English litera- 

mem member. 

Met Metropolitan. 

Meteor Meteorological. 

Meth Methodist. 

Meth. Episc. . ..Methodist Episcopal. 

mf g manufacturing. 

mgemt manageinent. 

mgr manager. 

Micros Microscopical. 

Mil Military. 

Minn Minnesota. 

misc miscellaneous. 

Miss Mississippi. 

M. I. T Massachusetts Institute of 


M.In Master of Interpretation. 

Mo Missouri. 

M.O Master of Oratory. 

Mont Montana. 

M.Sc Master of Science. 

Mt Mountain. 

Mus Museum. 

N North. 

N. A North America. 

N. A. E National Association of Elo- 

Nat National. 

N. C North Carolina. 

N. D North Dakota. 

N. E New England. 

N. E. A National Educational Asso- 

Neb Nebraska. 

Nev Nevada. 

N. G National Guards. 

N. H New Hampshire. 

N. J New Jersey. 

N. Mex New Mexico. 

Nov November. 

N. S Nova Scotia. 

N. W Northwest. 

N. Y New York. 


Oct October. 

Okla Oklahoma. 

Ont Ontario. 

Ore Oregon. 



org organized. 

orga, organization. 

Ory Oratory. 

Pa Pennsylvania. 

P. E. Island . . . Prince Edward Island. 

Ph.B Bachelor of Philosophy. 

Ph.D Doctor of Philosophy. 

Ph.G Graduate in Pharmacy. 

phil philosophical. 

Phila. Philadelphia. 

Ph.M Master of Pharmacy. 

phys physical. 

P. I Philippine Islands. 

PI Place. 

polit political. 

P. 0. S. A Patriotic Order Sons of 


prep preparatory. 

pres president. 

Presn, Presbyterian. 

prin principal. 

prod - produced. 

Prof Professor. 

prop proprietor. 

pros prosecuting. 

Prot Protestant. 

Prot. Episc. . . . Protestant Episcopal. 

Psychol Psychological. 

pub publisher, public, published, 


pvt private. 

q. m quartermaster. 

Ref Reformed. 

Ref . Episc Reformed Episcopal. 

regt regiment. 

Rep Republican. 

rep representative. 

Rev Reverend. 

R. G. S Royal GeograpMcal Society. 

R. I Rhode Island. 

R. R Railroad. 

Ry , Railway. 

S South. 

S. A South America. 

S. A. R South American Revolution. 

S.B Bachelor of Science. 

S. C South Carolina. 

Sc.D Doctor of Science. 

sch school. 

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