The World (New York, New York) 26 November 1893 Page 10
A OLUB-HODSE FOR OLUBS. The Twilight Olnb Will Bny the Manhattan Manhattan Athletic's Old House. Charles F. Wlngalo, Secretary of the Twilight Twilight Club, announced yesterday that negotiations negotiations were about completed by which the Twl- llgbtClub would become owner nf (ho fine building of the Manhattan Athletic Club, Forty-fifth street and Madison avenue. A syndicate has been formed of members of the club which Is ready und willing to pay Mr. Golln the $uOO,OOO ho demands for tho old club-house. Mr. Wlngato would not sny who compose tlio syndicate, but ho dla nay they had obtained a verbal option on the property Irom Mr. Colin. ' ' ' Tlio purchase of tho house Is part of a plan of reorganization on the binds of a proprietary club, Hie members being tho owners, with the feature of a general headquarters for other clubs ot similar alms. It will bo, In fact, a club house, for clubs. The Idea was born, the projectors say, out of tho want felt by many clubs, like tho Twilight, tho Congregational, Sorods, the Unlvcnmllst. and the less prominent college alumni associations associations that meet occasionally for practical pur- y for p: al or 111 At/is |>viDV,in. ntiuic uluau viilun lull} d cnjov a not expensive table d' hole ind Informally have a pleasant time. poses, accompanied by social or literary entertainment, entertainment, for a recognized permanent placo that has n banquet hall able to accommodate at loact 20O persons, whore those clubs meet and -•••---<--Those -•••---<--Those clubs also need" a place In which thfoy can hung their pictures or store the! r other possessions possessions und meat for the transaction of busl- DSS. Tho house will be tho Twilight Club's permanent permanent home. It 1s propaied to Increase tho membership to 1,500 nt least, and this, it Is Ittlluvcd, will be cosily done, as thu annual dues nro to ba no more than $10, the rate charged by tho successful popular clubs In England. The initiation fee is llxcd'at 910O, which will alto puy for ono share of the stock of the club, carrying with It charter membership membership rights nnd proprietary Interest In the club. Dividends ore expected to be paid on the stock. Tho plan, It Is bollvcd, will appeal to many vmnw men In this city who aro unable to enjoy enjoy tiie conveniences of a club because nf their limited moans. Encouragement Is derived (com tho SUCCORS ol tho Uedorlcranz, which has a membership of 1,700, charges a yearly foe ol $UO, and U now conducted on linos many of which the Twilight expect to adopt. Tho club Is to be managed by a board of twenty-five or thirty representative men.