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at the dinner which preceded, delivered an eloquent appreciation of the ideals for which France has stood.
Assistant Superintendent of Schools Frank V. Thompson spoke at the dinner on "Education in France," and F. L. Roberts, of the United States Department of Commerce, on "Commercial Relations Between the United States and France." Louis C. Newhall, architect of the new Club House, delivered an appreciation of the French system of archi
Mr. Roberts spoke of the large trade between this country and France under normal conditions and of methods which might be taken to extend it, and then spoke at some length of the efforts which are now being made by the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, through its branch offices in this and other cities, to keep American manufacturers and exporters thoroughly informed as to the needs of European and other foreign sections and the methods which should be adopted in order to secure and hold their trade.
The branch office here, which is located in the Oliver Building, is already doing much work along this line, though it is not yet fully equipped. Mr. Roberts said that there were twenty-two callers at the office on Tuesday and nineteen on Wednesday, which indicates to an extent the interest which has been aroused in this very practical help to American commerce and industry.
ART AND LIBRARY COMMITTEE
The following books have been added to the Library during the month:
Automatic Sprinkler Protection, Gorham Dana.
Germany and England, J. A. Cramb.
Municipal Life and Government in Germany, William Harbutt
A Tale of East and West, L. F. Strauss.
Napoleon the Gaoler, Edward Frazer.
History of Penal Methods, George Ives.
How Germany Makes War, Frederick von Bernhardi.
The Russian Army from Within, W. Barnes Stewart.
The Fleets at War, Archibald Hurd.
Campaign of Sedan, George Hooper.
How the War Began, J. M. Kennedy.
The Campaign Round Liege, J. M. Kennedy.
The German Army from Within.
Syndicalism in France, Louis Levine.
The Committee acknowledges gifts of books from the following:
George U. Crocker
Charles S. Cook
Col. H. L. Hawthorne
Paint and Oil Club of New England
EXHIBIT OF THE BOOKS OF 1914
The Art and Library Committee has made arrangements for the third annual exhibit of new publications, with original illustrations, posters, etc., beginning December I and continuing till Christmas.
Most of the prominent publishers of the country will be represented. The marked success of the two previous exhibits showed the wisdom of having the books of the year brought together in one place where they can be seen and examined at leisure by the members of the Club.
The Committee acknowledges donation to the Club by Harry F. Hayes of a set of ancient arms.
THE NEW CLUB HOUSE
PICTURES AND BOOKS
An Invitation from the Art and Library Committee
For nearly eight years the walls of our Club House have been made attractive by pictures owned by the Club, by purchase or donation, and also by special exhibitions of the paintings, mainly by Boston artists. These have sufficed to decorate the present house, but will prove totally inadequate for the new building. A library, now comprising nearly 5,000 volumes, has also been acquired.
These books have been purchased or given to the Club by members. The room known as the "Boston Room," filled with old prints, documents, etc., all relating to the history of the city, has proved a mecca for members and visitors. The Committee intends to continue all these departments on a larger, more systematic, and comprehensive plan.
The Committee is arranging a series of exhibitions of important canvases and water-colors, etc., for the season, the lists of artists to include the most notable names in Massachusetts, but the rooms and space being so great, a request is now made to members to lend or donate paintings, engravings, prints, and old documents for use in decoration. These loans or donations are to be subject to the approval of the Committee.
Donations of books of all branches of literature are also desired, and with our membership of 5,000, it seems possible to acquire many volumes of interest and value. The greater facilities offered by the new Club House, with its Art Gallery and Exhibition Room, its quiet, retired Library, capable of housing 10,000 volumes, calls for an active and hearty cooperation by the members. All packages should be addressed:
ADDISON L. WINSHIP, Civic Secretary,
(For Art and Library Committee.)
Kindly send at once before the old house is vacated, so that the distribution may be planned for the new House.
James P. Munroe, Chairman
Charles K. Bolton
Charles L. Burrill
A. B. Beeching
Carroll M. Bill
Charles F. R. Foss
Art and Library Committee.
A. W. Reddy.
Edward I. Morrison.
ANNUAL ELECTION AND ANNUAL MEETING
The annual election of the Boston City Club will be held Monday, November 16, 1914, at the Club House. The polls will be open from 12 o'clock noon to 7.30 P. M. At this meeting eight members will be elected for the Board of Governors for a period of three years, and the Nominating Committee of seven for the year 1915 will be elected.
The Annual Meeting will be held at the Club House, Monday, November 16, at 8 P. M.
It is important that the members take part in the election and attend the annual meeting.
The formal call for the meeting will be sent to all Club members by mail.
JAMES E. DOWNEY, Secretary.
[Boston Evening Globe, October 23, 1914]
AMATEUR BOSTON PIN LEAGUE READY TO START
The Schedule Committee of the Amateur Boston Pin League has completed its labors and all arrangements have been made for a series lasting twenty-one weeks. There are eight teams in the lineup, the new ones being Cottage Park Y. C. and the Boston City Club. The alleys at the latter Club will not be ready for some time, and the matches scheduled for the City Club will be bowled on alleys of other clubs.
Dr. E. E. House, of Colonial Club, was elected President; John J. Heys, of Oxford Club, Vice-President; E. Kent Thayer, of the B. A. A., Treasurer; and O. C. Moseley, of Dudley Club, is back on the secretarial job.
The season will open next Monday night and the schedule is as follows:
October 26-A. B. C. at Dudley; Colonial at B. A. A.; W. Y. C. at C. P. Y. C. October 27-Oxford at City (Colonial Alleys).
November 2-C. P. Y. C. at A. B. C.; B. A. A. at W. Y. C.; City at Colonial; Dudley at Oxford. November 9-A. B. C. at City (B. A. A. Alleys); Colonial at C. P. Y. C.; W. Y. C. at Dudley. November 10-B. A. A. at Oxford. November 16-A. B. C. at B. A. A.; Dudley at Colonial; W. Y. C. at City (Dudley Alleys). November 17-Oxford at C. P. Y. November 23-City at B. A. A.; Colonial at A. B. C.; C. P. Y. C. at Dudley. November 24-Oxford at W. Y. C. November 30City at C. P. Y. C.; A. B. C. at W. Y. C.; B. A. A. at Dudley.
December 1-Colonial at Oxford. December 7-Oxford at A. B. C.; W. Y. C. at Colonial; C. P. Y. C. at B. A. A.; Dudley at City (W. Y. C. Alleys). December 14-Dudley at A. B. C.; B. A. A. at Colonial; C. P. Y. C. at W. Y. C. December 15-City at Oxford. December 28 A. B. C. at C. P. Y. C.; W. Y. C. at B. A. A.; Colonial at City (A. B. C. Alleys). December 29-Oxford at Dudley.
A. B. C.; C. P. Y. C. at
January 4-Dudley at W. Y. C.; City at Colonial. January 5-Oxford at B. A. A. Dudley; B. A. A. at A. B. C.; City at W. Y. C. at Oxford. January 18-Dudley at C. P. Y. C.; at Colonial. January 19-W. Y. C. at Oxford. at A. B. C; Dudley at B. A. A.; C. P. Y. C. at City. January 26— Oxford at Colonial.
February 1-City at Dudley; B. A. A. at C. P. Y. C.; Colonial at W. Y. C. February 2-A. B. C. at Oxford. February 8-A. B. C. at Dudley; Colonial at B. A. A; W. Y. C. at C. P. Y. C. February 9, Oxford at City. February 15-C. P. Y. C. at A. B. C.; B. A. A. at W. Y. C.; City at Colonial. February 16-Dudley at Oxford. February 23Colonial at C. P. Y. C.; W. Y. C. at Dudley; B. A. A. at Oxford; A. B. C. at City.
March 1-Dudley at Colonial; A. B. C. at B. A. A.; W. Y. C. at City. March 2-Oxford at C. P. Y. C. March 8-City at B. A. A.; Colonial at A. B. C.; C. P. Y. C. at Dudley; Oxford at W. Y. C. March 15-City at C. P. Y. C.; A. B. C. at W. Y. C.; B. A. A. at Dudley. March 16-Colonial at Oxford. March 22-Oxford at A. B. C.; W. Y. C. at Colonial; C. P. Y. C. at B. A. A.; Dudley at City.
The Boston City Club has reciprocal relations with the following clubs:
Albany Club, Albany, N. Y.
Arkwright Club, 320 Broadway, New York City.
Business Men's Club, Richmond, Va.
City Club, Baltimore, Maryland.
City Club, Hartford, Conn.
City Club, Milwaukee, Wis.
City Club, St. John's, Newfoundland.
City Club, St. Louis, Mo.
Commercial Club, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Commercial Club, Omaha, Neb.
Ellicott Club, Buffalo, N. Y.
Moline Commercial Club, Moline, Ill.
Underwriters' Club, 18 Liberty Street, New York City.
Mr. H. C. C. STILES,
BOSTON, MASS., October 9, 1914.
Secretary of the Commercial Club,
At the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Boston City Club held at the Club House to-day, your letter under date of October 7, 1914, was received, in which you say that members of your Club, when visiting Clubs with whom you hold reciprocal relations, will establish for themselves credit arrangements which will be satisfactory for all parties concerned, and as we have already told you the Boston City Club does not guarantee accounts of any of its members while visiting other clubs, we accept any rules which you may make governing that matter pertaining to visitors to your Club, and with such understanding we are very happy to extend reciprocal relations to the Commercial Club of Washington, D. C., and extend to all your members a cordial welcome whenever they WI visit us in Boston.
I am in receipt of your letter of October 9th, and note that the Boston City Club agrees to enter into reciprocal arrangements with the Commercial Club.
This relationship is based upon the understanding that a member of the Boston City Club will establish his credit in our house on arrival by the deposit of cash or a check, the same to be checked upon at will, and the balance remaining when leaving Washington to be returned to the visiting clubman, or left to his credit, as he may elect.
In the case of a member of our club visiting the Boston City Club, he is to establish credit in a way suitable to you.
Our Club is particular about this feature for the reason, as I believe I stated to you in one of my earlier letters, that the Commercial Club is run absolutely upon a charge basis, money not being used anywhere in the Club.