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PROGRAM






OF

cJ iasa wftautauqua(Slssen\ol^,

SEASON OF 1897.

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Piasa Chautauqua is situated on the Bluff Line, on the
Mississippi River, 13 miles above Alton, 111.



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OFFICERS.



PRESIDENT, - - -

SUPERINTENDENT OF INSTRUCTION, -

MUSICAL DIRECTOR, -

CONDUCTOR OF DEVOTIONAL MEETINGS,



REV. O. M. STEWART, D. D.
REV. A. P. GEORGE, D. D.
PROF. M. EDWIN JOHNSON.
REV. WM. JOHNSON.



COMHITTEES o

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PROGRAM, - - - - - - - j. b. ULRICH.

ADVERTISING AND TRANSPORTATION, - - J. B. ULRICH, T. H. PERRIN, A. W. CROSS.

GROUNDS, - - - - A. F. ROGERS, A. W. CROSS, L. HALLOCK.

HOTEL AND STORE", - - - A.W.CROSS, MR. STAFFORD, GEORGE DAUGHERTY.

1LOTS AND TENTS, - - .- O. M. STEWART, J. B. ULRICH, L. HALLOCK.



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PIASA CHAUTAUQUA ASSEMBLY.



/ 8 97 ASSEMBLY-JULY 22d to AUGUST i gth.



JULY 22d.
OPENING DAY.

JULY 23d.
8:30 A. M. Devotional Hour.
2:30 P. M. Lecture, - - - Rev.'Loren A. Cleavenger,

"Swallowing Camels; or, The Infidel's Creed."
8:00 P. M. Lecture, "The Eastern Question," Rev. D. M. Harris, D.D



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JULY 24th.

8:30 A. M. Devotional Hour.

2:30 P. M. Lecture, "The Eastern Question," Rev. D. M. Harris, D.D.

8:30 P. M. Lecture, - - - Rev. Loren A. Cleavenger,

"Forces in the Formation of Character."



JULY 25th.
Regular Sunday Services.



9:30 A. M. Sunday School.
11:00 A.M. Sermon,
8:00 P. M. Sermon.



Rev. Loren A. Cleavenger.






JULY 26th.



8:30 A.


M.


9:30 A.


M.


10:30 A.


M.


2:30 P.


M.


4:00 P.


M.


8:00 P.


M.



Devotional Hour.

Lecture, "Heredity," - - Rev. G. M. Brown, D.D.

Christian Endeavor and Baptist Young People's Union. Ad-
dresses. Prominent Workers.

Christian Endeavor and Baptist Young People's Union. Ad-
dresses

C. L. S. C. Round Table.

Concert, - - - Wagoner Male Quartette.






JULY 27th.
MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA'S DAY.

8:30 A. M. Devotional Hour.

9:30 A.M. Lecture, "Environment," - Rev. G. M. Brown, D.D.

11:00 A.M. Parage, - - - Music by Woodman Glee Club.

Short Address, .... Rev. J. J. Porter.

2:30 P. M. Address, Lieut. -Gov. W. A. Northcott, Head Consul Order of

Woodmen.
4:00 P. M. C. L,. S. C. Round Table.
8:00 P. M. Grand Concert, - - Wagnoer Male Quartette.



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JULY 28th.



8:30 A. M. Devotional Hour.

10:30 A.M. Lecture, "Personality,"

2:30 P. M. Concert,

4:00 P. M. C. t. S. C. Round Table.

8:00 P. M. Goodwal Dickerm an, Dramatic Reader, "Tompkins Family



Rev. G. M. Brown, D.D.
Wagoner Male Quartette.



JULY 29th.

RECOGNITION DAY.

Graduating Exercises, Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle.
2:30 P.M. Lecture, "Brotherhood," - Rev. G. M. Brown, D.D.

8:00 P.M. Goodwal Dickerman, Impersonator, - "Character Sketches. "

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JULY 30th.



8:30 A. M. Devotional Hour.

10:30 A. M. Chalk Talk,

2:30 P. M. Goodwal Dickerman, Impersonator,

8:00 P. M. Lecture, "The Fool in Politics,"



Prof. J. M. Buckingham.

"Uncle Jack."

James C. Ambrose, Ph. D.



JULY 31st.

30 A. M. Devotional Hour.

30 P. M. Lecture, "The Sham Family," James C. Ambrose, Ph. D.

00 P. M. Lecture, "How Wide is an Inch?" Rev. Alfred A. Wright, D.D.



AUGUST 1st.



9:30 A.
11:00 A.



M.

M.



8:00 P. M.



Sunday School.
Sermon,

"Jesus Paid It All.
Sermon.



Rev. Alfred A. Wright, D. D.
Whose All? What All?"



AUGUST 2d.



8:30 A. M. Devotional Hour.

2:30 P.M. Illustrated Lecture, - Rev. Alfred A. Wright, D.

"Unexpressed Remainders in the New Testament, Greek Text."
8:00 P. M. Lecture, - - - Rev. Alfred A. Wright, D.

"Whose Bible Do We Believe?"



AUGUST 3d.



WOMEN'S FOREIGN MISSIONARY DAY.



8:30 A. M.
9:30 A. M.
10:30 A. M.
2:30 P. M.
8:00 P. M.



Devotional Hour.
Bible Study, "Book of Job,"
Missionary Conference.
Lecture, "The New Japan,"



Rev. W. F. Oldham, D. D.



Rev. W. F. Oldham, D. D.



Concert,



Piasa Bluffs Chorus and Hillsboro Band.



Soloist, Master Robert Johnson.



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AUGUST 4th.






8:30 A.


M.


Devotional Hour.






10:30 A.


M.


Bible Study, "Book of Job," - Rev. W. F. Oldham,


D. D.




2:30 P.


M.


Lecture. "The Snollygoster in Politics " Hon. H. W. J.


Ham,




8:00 P.


M.


Lecture, - - - Rev. W. F. Oldham,
"Treasures and Poverty of India." Illustrated 03^ Stereopt

AUGUST 5th.


D. D.
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8:30 A.


M.


Devotional Hour.






10:30 A.


M.


Bibee Study, "Book of Job," - Rev. W. F. Oldham,


D. D.




2:30 P.


M.


Lecture, "The Georgia Cracker," Hon. H. W. J.


Ham.




8:00 P.


M.


Lecture, - - - Rev. W. F. Oldham,
"The Golden Chersonese." Illustrated.


D. D.









AUGUST 6th



MUSIC DAY.



8:30 A.


M.


9:30 A.


M.


10:30 A.


M.


2:30 P.


M.


4:00 P.


M.


8:00 P.


M.



Devotional Hour.

Bible Study, "Book of Job."

Competitive Musical Contest.

Awarding of Prizes.

Band Concert,

Lecture, "Jesus and Buddha,



Hillsboro L4ght Guard Band.
Rev. W. F. Oldham, D. D.



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AUGUST 7th.



30 A. M. Devotional Hour.

00 A. M. Bible Normal Class, - Rev. A, P. George, D. D.

30 P. M. Lecture, - Prof. F. Louis Soldan, Superintendent St. Louis
Public Schools.



8:00 P. M. Concert,



9:30 A. M. Sunday School.
11:00 A. M. Sermon,
8:00 P. M. Sermon.



Piasa Bluffs Chorus and Hillsboro Band



AUGUST 8th.



Rev. A. P. George, D. D








AUGUST 9th.



FARMERS' DAY.



8:30 A.


M.


10:00 A.


M.


2:30 P.


M.


4:00 P.


M.


8:00 P.


M.



Devotional Hour.
Bible Normal Class.

Address, "Farmers' Organizations, Their Uses and Abuses,"
Hon. J. H. Klward, Superintendent of Patrons' National Manu-
facturing Association.

Children's Meeting, - Rev. A. P. George, D. D.

Address, "The Farmer as a Patriot," - Hon. J. H. El ward.






AUGUST 10th.



8:30 A.


M.


10:00 A.


M.


2:30 P.


M.


8:00 P.


M.


8:30 A.


M.


10:00 A.


M


11:00 A.


M.


2:30 P.


M.


8:00 P.


M.



WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION DAY.

Devotional Hour.

Bible Normal Class.

Address, "The Duty of the Hour," - Mrs. Helen M. Barker.

Address.

AUGUST 11th.
Devotional Hour.
Bible Normal Class.

Opening Temperance School of Methods to continue four days,
under direction of Mrs. Barker.

Lecture, - - Rev. T. De Witt Talmage, D. D.

Grand Concert, - - Arion Cooke Combination.



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AUGUST 12th.



EPWORTH LEAGUE DAY.

8:30 A. M. Devotional Hour.

10:00 A. M. Bible Normal Class, - - Rev. A. P. George, D. D.

2:30 P. M. Address, - - Bishop W. X. Ninde, D. D., LL-D.

"Crowning Aim of Epworth Leaguers."
8:00 P. M. Concert, - - - Arion Cooke Combination.

AUGUST 13th.
8:30 A.M. Devotional Hour.
10:00 A. M. Bible Normal Class, - Rev. A. P. George, D. D.

2:30 P.M. Lecture, - Samuel Phelps Leland, Ph.D., LL D.

"Our Country's To-morrow."
8:00 P. M. Concert, - - - Arion Cooke Combination.









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AUGUST 14th.


\ 8:30 A.


M.


Devotional Hour.


10:00 A.


M.


Bible Normal Class.


2:30 P.


M.


Concert, - - - Arion Cooke Combination.


8:00 P.


M.


Lecture, - Samuel Phelps Leland, Ph.D., LL.D.
"The Land of Burns and Scott"

AUGUST 15th.
Regular Sunday Services.

AUGUST 16th.


8:30 A.


M.


Devotional Hour.


10:00 A.


M.


Bible Normal Class.


2:30 P.


M.


Lecture, - Samuel Phelps Leland, Ph.D., LL.D.
"A Visit to Pompeii."


8:30 P.


M.


Moving Pictures, - - - Magniscope.

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AUGUST 17th and 18th.



Afternoons held open for Special Attractions.
Evenings. "Magniscope." Moving Pictures.






AUGUST 19th.



Closing Exercises.

Daily Concerts 5:00 P. M. by Hillsboro Light Guard Band.






PRESS NOTICES.



HON. H. W. J. HAM.

Spartanbnrar (S. C.) Herald.

No southern orator and humorist has ever gained such a reputation as Hon. H. W J. Ham, of
Georgia. His record is phenomenal. There is not a man on the American continent who can crowd
more humor, pathos and eloquence into an hour and a half than the famous "Snollygoster" Ham.

Clearfield (Pa.) Public Spirit.

Ham cerainly knows a snollygoster when he sees one, and his description was so vivid that every
man in the audience will know him also. As a story-teller Mr. Ham has no equal, and we but repeat
the verdict of the whole audience when we sav that he is the best humorous lecturer ever heard in Clear-
field.



Augusta (Ga.) Herald.

Col. Ham caught the crowd with his very first utterance, and from that moment until the last
echo of his voice died away in thunderous applause, he held the vast audience as in the hollow of his
hand, swaying them, with the magic of his eloquence and humor, from "grave to gay, from lively to
severe "






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REV ALFRED A. WRIGHT, D.D., Dean of the Boston Correspondence School.

Barnesville (Ohio) Enterprise, August 16, 1894.

Dean Wright is a man of wonderful depth and power, and an advanced thinker. He unites the
keenest wit with the most profound thought.

Newburyport (Mass.) Herald, November 6. 1893.

Mr. Wright is one of the most accurate scholars, deepest thinkers, best logicians, and marvelous
wits of the day. To hear a course of his lectures is a liberal education.



Brockton (Mass.) Enterprise, March 14, 1891.

He treated his subject, "How Wide is an Inch? or the Coronation of Reason in Theology," in a
masterly manner.

©lens Falls (N. T.) Times, April 13, 1S94.

Witty humorous sayings, pithy and full of thoughtful propositions, characterized the lecture
("How Wide is an Inch?") throughout.

Terre Haute (Ind.) Express, October, 1887.

His sentences are pointed by a twinkle of the eye, or a half-suppressed smile that defies descrip-
tion. His finely modulated voice is capable of expressing every emotion, his logic is irresistible, and
his methods are unique and masterly.



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Atlanta (Ga.) Journal, August 4, 1890.

It is wonderful what a fund of information this reverend gentleman has, and more wonderful slt-li
with what clearness he can impart it.



ARION=CO0KE COHBINATION.

IV. L. Davidson, D.D., Supt. of six Chautauqua* and Field Sec'y C. L. S. C.

"The Arion Lady Quartette of Chicago, is beyond any question, the Finest Lady Quartette in
America. I have had the best of them, and weigh my words in making the statement. Their work is
simply above criticism "

Bill Nye.

None of the younger poets and few of the older ones have touched my tough old heart and made
me a better man as Mr. Cooke of Cleveland has done."

Kansas City Journal.

"A most enjoyable programme."

Indianapolis News.

"Almost every number on the program was encored."

St. Louis Globe-Democrat.

"The Quartet e singing was as accurate as it was soulful. Mr Cooke's recitations were very ef-




Nashville (Tenn.) American.

■'The Arion Lady Quartette gave charming selections from their seemingl\- inexhaustible reper"
toire. Mr. Cooke's work was very fine Endowed with the genius of a poet, he has also a keen insight
into human nature. This eniertainmeut ranks first, so far, in the offerings of the platform manager-
Interest did not flag: during the two hours, a silence even between numbers, showing how completely
the audience had been carried beyond themselves.



SAnUEL PHELPS LELAND, Ph. D., LL.D.

Galveston (Tex.) Daily News.

Gifted with a masterly command of language and aided by a magnificent presence, Dr. Leland by
right of merit stands among the foremost lecturers upon the American platform.

New Orleans (La.) Daily Picayune.

But the most complete surprise was the lecture by Dr. Samuel Phelps Leland. He came upon the
platform a stranger to most of his hearers. But he is an old acquaintance now. He is a perfect master
of all the arts of the orator, and for more than an hour and a half his entranced and bewildered lis-
teners were thrilled by his graphic descriptions and his masterly periods.



GOODWAL DICKERHAN, The Popular Entertainer.

Bishop Samuel Fallows. Pres. People's Institute, Chicago, 111., May 7, 1894.

Mr. Goodwal Dickerman — My Dear Sir : I wish to bear testimony to the eminent success you
have achieved in your chosen profession. The large audieice at tie People's Institute, before which
you have appeared, have expressed their satisfaction by the unstinted applause which they have given
you. I wish you the greatest success as you continue to appear before the public.

Jersey City Argus.

Justly Celebrated.

Chicago Times-Herald.

A reader of unusual versalidity.



New Haven (Conn.) Republican.

Introduced manj' new and novel effects.



Mitchell (S. Dak.) Republican

Always in good taste and up to date.



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JAMES CLEMENT AHBROSE.

William Jewell College. — Liberty, Mo., March 22, 1892. The subject was so handled as to make it at
once very instructive and highly entertaining. Mr. Ambrose is a man of ready wit, comprehensive thought,
power and earnest morality. — R. P. Rider, Librarian,

Northwestern Normal School. — Stanberry, Mo .March 1, 1896, Mr. Ambrose : Our students were all
delighted with your lecture, aud we hope to make a date for you next year. There is more humor, mixed
with solid sense, in "The Sham Family," than in any other lecture I ever hear I, — J. A. Taylor, President.

A ppleton Citv Academy, G. A. Theilman, Principal. Louis Theilman, Associate Principal. — Appleton
City, Mo., Feb. 29, 1S96 Mr. A E. Palmer, Mgr. Southwestern Bureau, Topeka, Kan —Dear Sir: Jas.
Clement Ambrose gave "The Fo->l in Politics" to a well filled house last night, and to-day it is the subject
of much favorable comment It is full of the best thought and keenest wit ever heard in our opera hall.
Very truly.— Louis Theilman.



TWO KANSAS JOURNALS OF MARCH, 1896.

'James Clement Ambrose is as incomparable in his role as Richard Mansfield in his."



Atchison Globe



'We have heard Ambrose and know that he can entertain an audience." — Western School Joarnal



Topeka.



AT FAIRV1EW AND KIOWA.



Fairview Lecture. Association.— Fairvibw, Kan., March 2") 1896. "The Fool in Politics" is one of the most
popular lectures ever listened to in Fairview. Mr. Ambrose is sincere, forcible and eloquent. His com-
mand of language is wonderful, and his metaphors niest striking So rapt is t be attention of his audience,
there scarcely seems time for applause.— Mrs. Dr. C. F. Pontius, President,



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WAGONER MALE QUARTETTE CONCERT COnPANY AND THE MAUS
ENTERTAINERS.

Lulling ton (Mich.) Kecord.

Each member of the Wagoner Male Quartette possesses a very fine voice, which has been carefully
cultivated. Their songs were keenly relished, not only for the fun in them, but because of the excep-
tionally fine harmony. •

Allegan (Mich.) Gazette.

A large audience greeted the Wagoner Male Quartette Concert Company at the Presbyterian Church
Thursday evening. The entertainment was first-class in every respect and was greatly enjoyed by all
present. The members received repeated encores. The gentlemen are soloists of talent.

lVinfleld (Kas.) Daily Courier.

Mr. Maus is a musician of the first type on stringed instruments and is purely original in all of his
compositions. Adah Waring Maus, Reader, has made a splendid impression and is a favorite with the
people of Winfield.

Clinton (Mich.) Sews.

Adah Waring Maus is a reader who thoroughly entertains her hearers. Mr. and Mrs. Maus are ex-
perts with Mandolins, Banjos and Guitars, and their playing was a revelation of the real capacity of
these instruments.

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REV. W. F. OLDHAn, D.D.

The lectures-delivered by Doctor Oldham, of India, at the Piasa Assembly last season were among the
most eloquent and instructive of the course. He comes to us this year with an entirely new set of lectures
which cannot fail to dehgbt our audiences .

SOMETHING NEW.

Among the greatest attractions upon our program will be the Magniscope Roving Pictures, repro-
ducing the McKinley Inaugural Parade, and many other interesting scenes, true to life.

REV. A. P. GEORGE, D.D.

Rev. A. P. George, D.D. , the Superintendent of Instruction, has had wide experience as a Chautauqua
and Normal worker and platform manager. He is witty, energetic and progressive, and will ably superintend
his department.

Do not fail to hear Rev, T. DeWitt Talmage, D.D., the great Pulpit Orator, on August 11th.



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. . . TENTS. . . .

Those desiring tents can have them put up on the ground ready for occupancy, at
the following rental :

10x12 Tents, - ..... f 4 00

12 x 11 Tents, 5 00

14 x 16 Tents, 7 00

16 x 24 Tents, 10 00

Plank floor for 10x12 tent, $1.50, and larger ones in proportion. Fly, extra — half
the cost of the teat. Applications should be made in advance of the Assembly. All orders
must be sent to S. N. Fisk, Flsah, 111.





. . . HOTEL AND LODGING. . . .

Cots, 25 cents per night. Hotel board and lodging with cot, comforter and pillow
one day, $1.00. Hotel with bed and separate room, $2.00 per single day and $10.00 per
week. Board at hotel without lodging, $5.00 per week.



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. . . MEALS. . . .



At restaurant from 10 cents to $1.00.
At hotel as follows :

Single meals, breakfast or supper, 25 cts.; dinner, 35 cts
Tickets for meals, purchased in advance, good for
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. . . GATE TICKETS. . . .

Day Tickets, - - - - fO 25

Weekly Tickets, . - - - - 1 00

Season Tickets, - - - -. 2 50

Children under 12 years of age, half price ; under eight years, free.



Cots rented for the season at 75 cents.



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Railroad
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The Bluff Line will run special
trains from all points on its Line
for the accommodation of all who
attend the Assembly* The an-
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ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, JULY, 1896.



A CHANGE.



Anna Johnson Semelroth's pri-
opening is changed from Aug.

Aug. 1st, and her work will con-
■om the 1st to the 11th; thus, Aug.
. m. , An Illustrative Address to
chers; 4.30 p. m., Study of Sun-
100I L,esson for Sabbath. Aug. 2,
y Teaching in the Sunday-School
Sunday-school Review at 3 p.m.,
ich succeeding day to the 10th,
d, 8 a.m., Meeting of the Primary

and 4:30, Prim-





into Alton, so as to enter our grounds

without change of cars. Try it.

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The same attention and courtesy shown
pastors as last year. A personal com-
munication will soon be sent to all pas-
tors whose addresses we possess. Any
who have changed their address should
write us.

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The best part of the program at
first.



The Primary
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one of the popuh
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