The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, July 26, 1902, Image 1

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List of Attractions of Unusual Variety, Assuring a Treat for All
Who Pitch Their Tents Fitzhugh Lee to Come
on Opening Day August 6th to 14th Dates of the Assembly
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Whose lecture will constitute the opening attraction of the Epworth
With the coming of another August
Lincoln people will welcome the Ep
worth assembly. For Ave years it has
brought to our very doors an oppor
tunity for outing, recreation and
mental and spiritual uplift, that have
combined to gladden the hearts of
thousands of people. The program for
the sixth annual session, which opens
at Lincoln park on the evening of
August 6th with a lecture by General
Fitzhugh Lee, is seemingly well
planned and one that should give gen
eral satisfaction.
From across the sea will come Rev.
Dr. Charles F. Aked, minister to Pem
broke Chapel, Liverpool. Rev. Dr.
Aked has visited this country several
times, lecturing at the mother Chau
tauqua, and as far west as Chicago,
where he delivered a series of lectures
before the Chicago university.
Rev. Dr. Charles A. Crane, pastor
of the People's Temple, Boston, is an
other fearless and eloquent divine who
will spend eight days at the assembly.
Bishop Earl Cranston, of Portland,
Oregon, is to preach and lecture. The
bishop and his family were in China
just prior to the late war and the
bishop tells of his travels and adven
tures in a most interesting way.
Another notable lecturer announced
is Rev. Dr. John P. O. John, ex-president
of De Pauw university. Rev. Dr.
John is widely known for his great
lecture, "Did God Make Man or Did
Man Make God?"
Rev. Frank Dixon, a member of the
famous Dixon family, will speak be
fore the assembly on "The Threat of
Socialism." Rev. Mr. Dixon Is pastor
of the old South Baptist church of
Hartford and a brother of Thomas
Dixon, jr., who has several times de
lighted large Lincoln audiences.
Alton Packard, the cartoonist, will
Who will sing at the annual Epworth Assembly.
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Camp Life at the Assembly.
give chalk talks during three of the
nine assembly days.
Wallace Bruse Amsbury and Edmund
Vance Cooke, poets and readers, are
listed among this year's entertainers.
The musical attractions begin with
Prof. E. O. Excell of Chicago, who is
accounted one of the foremost musical
directors in the world.
The Hesperian male quartet, com
posed of four Congregational preach
ers, Is said to be very popular wher
ever they sing.
The 20th century ladles' quartet of
Jerseyville, 111., Is a superb musical
organization, very highly commended
by competent critics.
Each quartet will All an engagement
of Ave days at the assembly.
The Imperial hand-bell ringers will
also be heard twice. Rev. Dr. David
son says he has never heard a better
company on either side of the Atlan
tic. All who heard the Inimitable South
African boys at the assembly two
years ago will be delighted to know
they are to return this year and give
two full concerts.
Perhaps the most remarkable fact
about the assembly is that season tick
ets are sold at $1.00. Easily J 10.00
worth of high class lectures and enter
tainments are furnished for this in
significant sum.
The assembly dates are August S to
14. The railroads will sell round trip
tickets to and from ail Nebraska points
with 200 miles of Lincoln at one fare
for the round trip.
As an indication of the very large
attendance the assembly Is likely to
have it may be stated that over 200
tents were ordered during the first two
days of registration.
A handsome prospectus of the as
sembly will be mailed to ail who send
their address to the president, L. O.
Jones, at 136 North Thirteenth street,
The Famous Kaffir Boy Choir, re-engaged for the Epworth Assembly.