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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Art and Library Committee acknowledge donations from the following: James P. Munroe

H. E. Gilmore Frank W. Bayley

William Handy William H. Lincoln

Emile H. Tardivel Charles H. Thurber

John Mason Little M. B. Claff

George W. Capen Wyman K. Flint

Thaxter N. Tripp Dr. John M. Wells

Charles K. Bolton E. W. Brown

Charles L. Woodside Lincoln Righter

James W. Rollins March G. Bennett

William Shaw F. R. E. Dean

C. L. Mitchell E. R. Spaulding

Manning W. Morrill A. H. Ackerman

Alfred Moffitt Lloyd A. Frost

Robert H. Bean Charles C. Schepmoes

Henry P. Porter F. N. Tirrell

George H. Bonelli C. Livingstone Stebbins

Sanford Bates Charles F. R. Foss

E. S. Fobes C. A. Anderson

Lewis J. Hewitt Herbert B. Turner

John Cutler F. Stanley Howe

Louis J. Jobin Vernon B. Swett

ART EXHIBITIONS (Boston Christian Science Monitor, February 17, 1915] Seven artists have exhibits on various walls of the Club, being the first group of a number that are to exhibit in the new building. Frank W. Benson has an exhibit of birds in black and white, mostly ducks, seen at such near range as is not permitted to the ordinary observer. The birds are in their shore and marsh haunts in all waves and weathers. In one picture the water is shown off a promontory, and is rough dark. In another it is shown in a creek, and is so smooth that an alighting bird's breast is mirrored in it. The pictures decorate the gray walls of the arcade, where they are hung most attractively. They are interesting for the blend in them of two artistic nationalities, for they are American in their sentiment, in their feeling for out-of-doors; and they are Japanese in their style.

Abbot Graves has a collection of garden pictures which tell a double story. In the first place, they give the artist's interpretation of the life about him; and in the second place they proclaim the delight of the modern New England people in the color of flowers. The gardens are chiefly on the North Shore of Massachusetts, and they describe the beds pergola and terrace structures which landscape architects have made for their wealthy patrons in recent years. Of course, the subjects are studied, imaginatively, not illustratively. They are a most illuminating comment on the fact that out-of-door color has taken hold of the community. Flowers are seen in relation to formal gardening and to architecture, and occasionally to people. But the interpretation, the social significance is to be read in the flowers, directly. For the figures are pure artistic machinery. They reverse the usual order with artists. They are the properties of the scene. In a picture of a larkspur clump, the figure of a woman is inserted, but the meaning is not in her but in the placing of the flower bed by the gardeners so that a person walking past will become a flower.

There is no hint of work in these pictures, nobody at work trimming things up; no rakes, no wheelbarrows. There is much national genius expressed in the pictures. With the splendor of color there is restraint and dignity. The formality, when it appears, is just enough to insure orderliness, not enough as to impress with inevitability and exclusiveness.

George W. Lawlor has enough paintings to go all around one of the dining-rooms. Most interesting among them are pictures of women in the corner of a room, studied in different lights. “The Harp Player" is a beautiful work in green tones. The player sits in a green gown near the window; the sky showing through the window has a greenish hue; the walls of the room are green. Why was not the face of the harpist shown through the strings? Then the face would have had the seraphic look the artist wanted without his going to the trouble of actually representing it. Another picture in the same corner, at a more luminous moment in the weather, is a companion to this one. Pictures with surfaces forced into high light are common in the collection. One is of a young woman in a window counting the petals on a daisy. A jar of daisies is on the seat; the light strikes in on their tops and on the face of the young woman. More striking in this regard are pictures of people sitting in lamplight. One shows a woman mending a dress at the front of a table. A pitcher on the table cuts off the light of the lamp from her, but throws it sharply against the face, neck, and hands of a woman behind the table.

Henry W. Rice has a collection of water-colors in which the white roofs and the bright beaches and green water of Bermuda are reproduced for the instruction of the northern eye. In one picture the paper takes the color in a way to represent the beach sand lustrously. In another color reacts on paper in a way to picture the tall flowering stalks of the Spanish bayonet impressively. There are scenes by the dock and on the seashore about New England, also some high mountain scenes, all making their point incisively and showing a power on the part of the artist to get his subjects and his medium in correct relations.

Sears Gallagher has a room full of small scenes largely studied from city streets. Harold C. Dunbar has some paintings, including decorative landscapes and portraits. George L. Noyes has a collection of small works in color of marsh and harbor scenes.

ART EXHIBITS FOR MARCH The following artists will exhibit in the Club House during the month of March: Miss Marion Howard, Miss Rosamond Coolidge, Charles W. Hudson, F. H. Richardson, Mrs. Nelly Littlehale Umbstaetter.

EXHIBIT OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE The members have viewed for the past two weeks an exhibit by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects, which was hung in the Art Gallery on the third floor, which has attracted a great deal of attention.


The first scheduled night of play in the Billiard and Cowboy Pool tournaments has been set as Friday, March 5th, at 8 o'clock, and two or more matches in each tournament have been scheduled on each of the days following, until the latter part of April. Any of the matches, however, may be played before the scheduled time. A11 members of the Club are cordially invited to witness the games and encourage the players.


F. S. WILCOX, Chairman.

HOUSE COMMITTEE It will be a great favor to the House Committee if members wil see that their guests are advised of House Rule No. 6, which forbids the giving of tips to employees of the Club.


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, Chicago, Ill.
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.
Commercial Club, Washington, D. C.
Ellicott Club, Buffalo, N. Y.
Moline Commercial Club, Moline, Ill.
Underwriters' Club, 18 Liberty Street, New York City.


The schedule for the balance of the season is as follows:

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 8City 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.


All members who are interested in the organization of a Boston City Club Glee Club are requested to communicate with the Chairman of the Entertainment Committee, March G. Bennett.




Monthly meeting of the United Improvement Association. The Association opposed the bills pending in the Senate providing for the widening and construction of Arch and Chauncy streets, and for the alterations contemplated in Copley Square. President Benjamin C. Lane presided.


Eleventh annual dinner of the Class of 1904, English High School.
Special guests were Headmaster John F. Casey and Submaster Charles
P. Lebon. F. S. Eggleston, Jr., retiring President, was toastmaster.


Joint meeting and dinner of the Pilgrim Publicity Association and allied interests. Major P. F. O'Keefe, President of the Pilgrim Publicity Association, presided, and the principal speakers were Franklin P. Shumway, of Boston, and Charles G. Phillips, of New York. A general discussion followed.


Dinner and meeting of the Cambridge Ministers' Association, Benjamin L. Young, of the State Board of Parole, spoke of prison conditions.


Second annual meeting of the Employment Managers' Association. President Ernest Fox Nichols, of Dartmouth College, was the principal guest. W. G. Lawrence, the newly elected President of the Association, presided. Other speakers were Prof. Paul H. Hanus, of Harvard University; James P. Munroe, one of the Trustees of Technology; E. Elmer Foye, of the Old Colony Trust Co.; Henry Abrahams. Secretary of the Boston Central Labor Union; Meyer Bloomfield, of the Boston Vocation Bureau. President Nichols was elected an honorable member of the Boston Association.


Annual Dinner of the Sons of Brown (University). The special guests were four college presidents, three of whom are graduates of Brown: Presidents Faunce of Brown, Garfield of Williams, Bumpus of Tufts, Mitchell of Delaware College. President Bumpus, of Tufts, emphasized the need of educational institutions in the United States where boys and girls with little money can secure a college education. The dinner was attended by two hundred graduates of Brown.


An organization was formed in the Club House, under the name of the Pulse Club, composed of supervisors of music in public schools of New England. The announced object of the Club is the advancement of music in the schools. The officers elected are: Percy Graham, of Lynn, President; John B. Whorisky, of Cambridge, Vice-President; Richard W. Grant, of Winchester, Secretary-Treasurer.


Dinner to celebrate the thirty-eighth anniversary of the founding of the Boston Bicycle Club. President Thomas H. Hale was in the chair.


Twelfth annual banquet of the clerks and salesmen of the Revere
Rubber Company, with an attendance of 120. C. D. Townsend was

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Annual dinner of the New England Alumni Association of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. The speakers were Hugh Ogden, U. of P. '90; President L. H. Murlin, of Boston University; Frederick Gabbi, of Portland, Maine, Brown 'o2; and ex-President George B. Baker, of the National Alumni Association. A greeting was sent to President Wilson, who is a member of the fraternity. W. H. Ham, Dartmouth, '97, was toastmaster.

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