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Colonel Ingersoll

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Eobert G. Ingersoll, who is scheduled todeliverhia famous lecture, "Liberty of Man, Woraan and Child," at the Grand Opera House, Saturday evening, Xov. 2), is bevond all question, one of the most popular men in the United States. Aside from his views on religión, which may or may not be in accord with those of his listenere, he is an orator merely to hear whom gives an intelleetual pleasure that lasts long after he has ceased to speak. Of all the advaneed thinkers who have given their ideas to the world, there is none other with such marked vein of poetry in his nature, that finds spontaneous expression as soon as he begins to talk. lt is hardly necessary to say that he is a humorist. Every true poet bas more or or less humor in his composition, and in the case of Col. Ingersoll it bubbles forth without effort, in a sparkling stream that brightens everything around him. AVhen he drops into a serious mood, and lays down, with incisive logic, the facts that he has gathered by long years of scholarly research, his auditors listen with an intense interest that is an unconscious tribute to the power of his reasoning. Then he breaks out into some droll turn of expression, or with some irrresistibly comie anecdote, and thus clinches the assertion that he has just made ín sober earnestness. An orator and philosopher of many sides, it is no wonder that he is the idol of milliona of people in these United States.


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