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ARIA for Soprano, “Ritorna vincitor," from "Aida"



TRENCH Songs, by the Quartette
“Keep the Home Fires Burning"

Pack all your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile


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QUARTETTE - Imitation of the Knickerbocker Club imitating a quartette

imitating us


Solo for Tenor, “ Rose of my Heart"

Mr. Arnold


SEXTETTE from “ Lucia di Lammermoor "

Quartette, Piano and Soprano

The musical entertainment for November will be a combination of male voices, the Knickerbocker Club of Boston, assisted by Martha Atwood-Baker, soprano.

Their programs are up-to-date in every way, including as they do, typical American songs of to-day, trench songs such as our boys are singing in the trenches, hunting songs, fighting songs, songs of love, songs of to-day, and songs of yesterday.

The personnel of the club is well-known, and includes two club favorites, Dr. Arthur Gould and Ralph Harlow.

Martha Atwood-Baker, the soprano, is to-day recognized as Boston's foremost soprano. At her appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Pop concerts last season, she created a tremendous furore, and those who have followed her advance in the past few seasons consider her exceptional gift in song and musicianship to be unusual.

Mrs. Baker will include in her program for this occasion a song “ Heart of Hearts" — written by one of our own club members, Charles Fonteyn Manney.

Monday, November 5


to the


Sir Stephenson Kent, K.C.B., a member of the Council of the Ministry, and Director-General of the Labor Supply Department.

H. W. Garrod, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Labor Regulation Department.

G. H. Baillie, Chief Technical Dilution Officer of the Labor Supply Department.

Capt. Cyril Asquith, Director of the Artificer's Allocation of the Labor Supply Department.

JAMES J. STORROW, Chairman Mass. Committee on Public Safety, will preside.

Luncheon tickets at the office of the Civic Secretary.

Thursday Evening, November 8

U. S. SENATOR JOHN W. WEEKS will deliver an important address upon a topic of national interest to

be announced later. HON. JOHN L. BATES will preside.

Invitations have been sent to Senator Lodge, His Excellency the Governor, His Honor the Mayor and the Massachusetts Congressmen, to attend.

Dinner at 6 o'clock. Tickets at the office of the Civic Secretary,

Monday Evening, November 12



Thursday, November 15



AUDITORS This is a most important gathering of the men having to do with the finances of their various states. Members are invited and urged to be present and extend a cordial welcome to Boston.

Luncheon tickets at the office of the Civic Secretary.

HON. CHARLES L. BURRILL, Treasurer and Receiver-General, will preside.

Thursday Evening, November 15

Commissioner, District of Columbia

“ WASHINGTON IN WAR-TIME” To quote from a recent letter, the Commissioner says: “This is a good title, and it covers a multitude of conversations."

Brig.-Gen. JOHN A. JOHNSTON, U.S.A., Commander of the Northeastern Department, and a former Commissioner of the District of Columbia, will preside.

As some of the members of the Commission have been obliged to relinquish their offices to participate in the war, Commissioner Brownlow has been left practically in charge of its entire affairs, until the recent appointment of Mr. Gardner. Mr. Brownlow is one of the most active men in Washington.

Dinner at 6 o'clock. Tickets at the Civic Secretary's office.

Thursday Evening, November 22

JOHN SOLOMON, Sc.B. An American scientist and authority on Pearls and Pearl Fisheries; engaged in pearl-growing enterprises in Burma and Ceylon; an authority on the India of to-day.


(Illustrated) There is magic and romance in the pearl; there is a human equation that is revealed in a visit to the pearl divers and the pearl growers in far-off tropical Edens, where the royal palm and the domesticated elephant give the old-world atmosphere a wonder charm. There is a single pearl that came from the ocean depths of the East Indian fisheries that is held at $100,000. There was a string, matchless in color and perfect in form, that sold in 1917 for $900,000 - and in war time! Pearls are standard in value. But how many know of their growth and development? Is it any wonder that an American of inventive genius was lured to India to seek the mastery of an artificial production? This lecture tells the story of his adventure and the romance of the pearl fisheries in Ceylon, Burma and other parts of the world. It is as fascinating as a Verne novel.

PROF. C. B. BREED, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will preside.

Dinner at 6 o'clock. Tickets at the Civic Secretary's office.

Monday Evening, November 26



FORUM Opening Night Well Attended

A brilliant speaker, an intelligent audience, and a keen desire to learn about the topic of the evening, which resulted in a rapid fire of questions, gave the Club a Forum meeting for the opening of the season that promises well for the future.

Dr. Walsh made so many friends among our members last year that the ninth floor banquet hall was filled without advertising or special effort to bring out attendance.

The wisdom of holding the Forum meetings in the smaller hall was well proven by the ease with which the speaker reached his audience and the readiness of the members to come back with questions.

It is the especial desire of the Forum Committee that members shall have every opportunity to ask questions, and in the selection of speakers and topics had this particular point in view.

FRANK B. GILBRETH NOVEMBER 12 “Putting the Crippled Soldiers on the Pay-Roll” Mr. Gilbreth has done some wonderful work in several of the fighting countries, and will tell of experiences both thrilling and inspiring. He is a rapid-fire talker with a winning personality, and a most lively question period can be assured.


“ Socialism and Individualism" At the present moment Socialism is a question constantly figuring in the news events from every country in Europe. In our own land, the topic is receiving increased newspaper attention, and Mr. Spargo is a man well qualified to present the subject and respond to the numerous questions our members are sure to ask.

WAR SERVICE At a meeting of the Board of Governors held September 18, 1917, it was voted that all members of the Boston City Club who enter the service of our country or state, or that of our Allies, and are therefore unable to use the Club, shall, upon request, retain their membership, but without payment of dues pending their return, when their accounts shall be credited with the unused portion of current dues already paid to November 1, 1917.

At a special meeting of the Board of Governors held October 2, 1917, it was voted: “That any member of the Club about to engage in active service abroad, directly related to the prosecution of the war, may, upon request in advance, have his dues remitted for the period of such service.'

Any members desiring to avail themselves of this privilege should notify the Secretary before leaving, and upon their return.

JAMES E. DOWNEY, Secretary.



This honor list as compiled is intended to carry the names of members who have enlisted in active military or naval service. It is necessarily incomplete, and the Bulletin Committee would be very glad to have notice sent of the names of members omitted from this list, so that they may be added in the next issue of the BULLETIN. Alden, Horatio

Cormerais, H. D.
Alles, John, 2d

Craig, Ernest T.
Austin, Maj. A. Everett

Clapp, Charles E.
Brown, Fred N.

Conant, Richard
Burleigh, Capt. Theo. E.

Casey, William T.
Burke, Alan B.

Cohen, Nathaniel M.
Burroughs, Harry E.

Crawshaw, J. L.
Burt, Clarence E.

Calder, John W.
Butts, Lieut. F. Marsena

Davis, Arthur W.
Carpenter, C. H.

Davis, Philip W.
Carter, Philip W.

Donaghy, A. R.

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