In the late 1890s, he spoke to the Savage Club in London and was elected an honorary member. He was told that only three men had been so honored, including the Prince of Wales , and he replied: "Well, it must make the Prince feel mighty fine."  He visited Melbourne and Sydney in 1895 as part of a world lecture tour. In 1897, he spoke to the Concordia Press Club in Vienna as a special guest, following the diplomat Charlemagne Tower, Jr. He delivered the speech " Die Schrecken der deutschen Sprache " ("The Horrors of the German Language")—in German—to the great amusement of the audience.  In 1901, he was invited to speak at Princeton University 's Cliosophic Literary Society , where he was made an honorary member.