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The Lawmaker's Duties

Much advance has been making of late in the art of drafting legislation and in the study of comparative legislation. But in an age of legislative lawmaking much more is required. The life of law is in its enforcement. The common-law rule came into being through enforcement and application, and the situations that brought about its existence determine its life. The statutory rule, on the other hand, is made a priori. It is not necessarily a living rule when it is put upon the books. Occasion to apply it judicially may not arise till long afterward. Moreover, it is an abstract rule, and the situation that led to its existence goes rather to its interpretation than to its validity as a rule. Hence it is not enough for the lawmaker to study the form of the rule and the abstract justice of its content. He must study how far cases under the rule are susceptible of proof. He must study how far by means of his rule he may set up a tangible legal duty capable of enforcement objectively by legal sanctions. He must consider how far infringements of his rule will take on a palpable shape with which the law may deal effectively. He must study how far the legal machinery of rule and remedy is adapted to effect what he desires. Last, and most of all, he must study how to insure that some one will have a motive for invoking the machinery of the law to enforce his rule in the face of the opposing interests of others in infringing it.

Operatic Concert

January 4 was musical night, and the artists appearing were Mesdames Evelyn Scotney and Cara Sapin and Messrs. Howard White and Harold S. Tripp, with Herbert Seiler accompanying.

Mr. Steinmetz' Lecture

Joseph A. Steinmetz, of Philadelphia, lectured on " Aërial Warfare " on January 11. The subject was timely, and the facts were brought home clearly by the excellent illustrations and the concise explanations of the speaker.

The Ruskin Wild Animal Pictures

The Entertainment Committee arranged very hastily for an exhibition of the Ruskin Wild Animal Pictures, on Friday evening, January 12. The speaker was Mr. Clarence H. Howard, president of the Commonwealth Steel Company of St. Louis, who owns the pictures, which show wild animals of varied descriptions in their natural environment. In addition, Mr. Howard showed scenes of the St. Louis World's Fair and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.

Williamson Photologue

Judging from the audience that came to see the pictures of the Grand Canyon Region on January 18, the members are becoming even more fond of travel pictures. Dr. Williamson showed the beauties of the Grand Canyon and the Pueblos of the Southwest, the habitations and customs of the Indians of that region, and concluded with pictures of the Yosemite Valley.


The Boston Pin Tournament closed on January 17, 1917. It was a particularly successful and enjoyable contest. The record of attendance of the teams, with one or two exceptions, was very satisfactory. The winning team, Team II, in particular deserves the greatest commendation for the faithful attendance of its members. There were only two absentees during the entire course of the tournament. The committee believes that faithfulness in attendance and loyal esprit de corps had a great deal to do with the success of this team. We give below the results of the tournament.

The Candle Pin Tournament started with enthusiasm Monday, January 22, 1917. All places were filled much sooner than the committee anticipated.

The House Committee has authorized the Bowling Committee to present to the bowler making the highest three-string total each month. a box of cigars. In addition to this prize, the monthly champion will be entitled to enter the season championship contest, which will take place later.

Alleys Renovated

The alleys have been completely renovated so as to be perfectly true and even, and the surface renewed. The committee believes that

now no better alleys can be found in the city.

Results of Boston Pin Tournament

Winning team, Team 11, composed of the following members: John G. Wallace (captain), Louis V. Gosselin, Henry H. Bond, S. Dumoulin, and E. R. Hurst.

First prize for individual high average to John G. Wallace (109 4/33). First prize for highest individual three-string, Melvin MacFarland (370).

Individual highest single string, John G. Wallace (not eligible for prize); R. S. Bradner, 143.

The three ranking teams are as follows:

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The three ranking individual high averages are as follows:




John G. Wallace, 109 4/33, 33 strings.
M. MacFarland, 106 5/33, 33 strings.
R. S. Bradner, 103 25/30, 30 strings.

Record three-string total, Team 2, 1,580.
Record single-string total, Team 2, 577.



Third Floor-Over the Library

The new Game Room over the Library has been re-decorated and has been equipped with new lighting fixtures designed especially to give ideal illumination at each table. The room was opened on December 22, with the President of the Club and the Chairman of the Committee present to congratulate the members interested in these games.


The committee acknowledges donations to the Library from the following: Dr. John Nolen, John H. Fahey, R. C. Tenney, H. F. Wallace. Mr. Edmund Pratt has donated six pictures for the decoration of the new Game Room.


. Business Men's Club.
City Club.

Commercial Club.
City Club.

Below is a list of the clubs with which the Boston City Club has reciprocal relations. Members of the Boston City Club may have all the privileges of these clubs by presentation of their membership cards in the Boston City Club, such privileges being extended on a cash basis. ALBANY, N. Y...... .Albany Club. BALTIMORE, MD. City Club. BUFFALO, N. Y.. Ellicott Club. CHICAGO, ILL.. City Club. CINCINNATI, OHIO. CLEVELAND, OHIO. DUBUQUE, IA. HARTFORD, CONN.. KANSAS CITY, Mo.. MEMPHIS, TENN.. MILWAUKEE, WIS.. MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.. MOLINE, ILL... NASHVILLE, TENN.. NEW YORK, N. Y.. NEW YORK, N. Y. OMAHA, NEB... PHILADELPHIA, PA. RICHMOND, VA....

ST. JOHN'S, N. F..

ST. LOUIS, Mo....

City Club.

. Business Men's Club.

City Club.

.Athletic Club.

Commercial Club.

Commercial Club.

.Arkwright Club, 320 Broadway.

Underwriters' Club, 18 Liberty Street.
Commercial Club.

City Club.

Business Men's Club.

. City Club.

City Club.

WASHINGTON, D. C........ Commercial Club.


The dinners that precede the regular entertainments on Club Nights this year are proving quite as attractive as in previous years, and still remain a feature of the evenings.

The remarks are timely, instructive and interesting, and each speaker is sure to say something that appeals to each member who attends.

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No wines or liquors shall be served at any dinner, banquet or entertainment within the Clubhouse to any person other than a member or a guest regularly registered and introduced for the usual period. Wines or liquors may, however, be served to a visitor, introduced and registered by a member, in accordance with the provisions of Section 7, Article VIII, of the Club By-Laws, provided such visitor, having a one-day's visitor's card (duly endorsed by the introducing member), shall sign an order for these wines or liquors.

This rule must be rigidly lived up to, and must not be broken under any circumstances.

Individual Articles for Members' Accommodation Members will find, in the barber shop, collars of all styles and sizes, whenever desired.

Some time ago the committee, in deference to the many requests, purchased a supply of umbrellas to be rented to members who might be caught unprepared in a rainstorm. Pajamas, tooth-brushes and paste are also to be had for members who may be called upon to stay at the Club overnight on short notice.

All these articles may be obtained of the Room Clerk, on the street floor.

Billiard Instruction

The House Committee has set apart Room W, on the tenth floor, to be used for instruction. Arrangements may be made with George F. Slosson, in charge of the billiard room, who will give personal lessons to members.

Locker Room

A Locker Room, situated on the sixth floor of the Clubhouse, is at the disposal of members who wish to use it to make a change of clothing, etc.

Blue Plate Luncheons

There are now being served in the Main Dining Room, eleventh floor, Blue Plate Luncheons, at 50 cents. These will provide — at a slightly less cost than the regular table d'hôte a simpler, more compactly served meal, and have been instituted to meet the request for a somewhat less elaborate luncheon than the usual one.

In the Main Dining Room on the eleventh floor, members may have the choice of a table d'hôte dinner, one served at $1.00 and one at 75c., from 5.30 to 7.30 P.M.

Coffee in the Lounge

Coffee is served in the Main Lounge to members. There is a charge for same.


With the installation of a new Humidor under the advice of an expert, the Club is ready to undertake the keeping of cigars for members who prefer to purchase in quantity. These cigars may be withdrawn as desired, so that members may keep actually on hand at home or office

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only enough for current needs, and their reserve stock will be cared for by the Club under conditions best calculated to maintain flavor and good condition. Delivery will be made by express, messenger or mail, as desired, at a small extra charge.

The regular stock of cigars offers a large variety (the list is given. herewith), but any brand not usually carried will be ordered if members who desire to avail themselves of the above-mentioned service will communicate with the cigar clerk.

Members who do not find it convenient to order in person may use the attached coupon.

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