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13 OTTO SUNDAY YSriZT OCI.A27, MATtCII .9, 3fD0 TTmTY-EIGIIT rAGES.v J. W. Scott, Morris Sola, Byron 1 Smith, Georgo K. Dauchv,' Andrew Caramliin, Jobu De Koven, B. F. De Moth. J. A. Devore, J. K. Kaball. J. H. Eimti, Viator Falkenan. Charles Fargo. Jonn Farson. F. & Gortoa.tEiishe Gray, W. k Hale, E. O. Halle. O. IX HarniU. D. H. Hammer, T. CL Hammond, George g. Harding. W. H, Harper, Albert Haydau, CL JL Henderson, Ire Holme. W. B. Howard, H. W. HoyV W. X. Keilwy, M- O. Kellogg; Sidney KV O. F. Kimball, Jobe B. Kirk, T. 3. McGrath. Andrew McLeiocb, Alexander Agnew, Mil ward A dam a, J. Frank Atdricb, Elliott Anthony, F. M. Atwood, E. E. Aver. Frank T. Baird. Lm&a Baird. W. It Jlannm. Ok W. Barrett, Franeis Beidler. John R. Rni.alrv W ft bamtiav 0. K. G. billings. A. H. Blackali. E. W. Blatchford, Cbauncey i. Blair, Oeor ge M. Bogue, James XT. Bo'den, J. Harley Bradley, T. W. Brophr. J. H. Boflum, R. K Cable. W. J. Campbell, John T. Cuuma- eero, J on a M Clark. A. L. ICoe, CI B. Crane. IX F. Cnlly, Joan odby. u. m. uuiver. luonara & Tutuiil,X. a Waller, Hanry J. willing. A. G. ' Wdnanetmer, W. W. watkiua, L H. Btiies, Calvin a Smith, Abner Taylor, a T. Trego, AL XX Well. - m THE ILLINOIS The Illinois Club vu organized la April, 1878. and it by-law declare "it purpose '-. eh 11 ba the cultivation and promotion of liter- attire and tha fiaaarti and pf social intercourse. No dab in tha city baa kept nearer to this . idea, or cornea nearer realizing this purpose the West Side it draw into it membership the , prominent reaideat who realized lb want of ' Chioigo iu tin particular. It member came from the professions and from bnaines life Beginning it existence with a lusher aim than is often given to social done, it ha Bought the l.t oav I e.rut n T r AjutrlflMul nrinetnla far mm. . lnrttT in ma Hnl.i tliai einh has njwvimat fine ' cf tii diattnetiT feature of the West Side, and it me mbership may be said to be the four hun- . dred of that division of the city. . AV9 um iwsiuvb nas at aia wa nan nB ington street, taken possession of in Hay, 1878. There were 126 ebarter member, bat the m k.MkI I ... ...1 . K - . Sw. K I time the honae occupied was found to ba too ! a mall for the - : purpose, and - the location . was not entirely satisfactory. In May, ' -.1879. the club mored to the premises on the southwest corner of Ash land avenue and Madison street, but in . two years thia home became too confined for the ; ambitiOL of the einb, and the handaom bouse or J. liuaeeu Jones, ua& 1M Asniana ayenue was pur chased a a permanent home. This Drooerty waa then a now one of the flneat on . the "Weat Bide. Its location la the most desir able, as it is in the. heart of the Wast Bid a real- I dene center. In 1884 an addition waa built, lnol ndina a billiard hall, bowline alley, and art arallery, makina; the clab-house as complete as anT in tne city. . i am tooauon oi xne ciao-nones ana ine new suiditioa contributed to the realization of tha purpose declared in the by-lawa tha onion lion or literature, art. and social intercourse. A critical and yet liberal committee filled the Horary wun sunaara literature, . ana from fama in lima r Anljtn I hv1 it wtth the beat enrrent ' literary works, in the ' way of new books, . magazines, British and French aa well as American, and added - many rare books of Til a a. To-day this library is probably tbe best club -library in Cluoaeo. .lira mn bubtj rwaiigeq anouier pan ox we aaeai in tne development oi a taste lor art An art association was formed in th club, and loan cera ana tneir rriends an opportunity to a tody tne best works of American artists, and often inciuaea masterpieces txom aoroaa xms ss- - sociation alto began to purchase picture for tne club gallery, and at tbe present tune there . are thirty fine canvasses bong on tbe walls, representing the work of American ' artist . mors . particularly, but with several victnres by . foreiim artista Among these are F. A. Bridirmau'a "La Cisale." which attracted so muob attention at tbe x- tosiiioo a lew years azo; Ji.aupera sueep bhearing. L. G Earle's "Disputed Property." jr. bl jhurcn's "xxive's jLTsam," a. jr. bpread At tneupera." The baton and other art magazine form very oomolete art library in connection with the gallery, and a feature or th club ha been its Lectn - aa on art and its art alaaana lnnanil tn u na xuinois cuun has always been prominent In the devetooment of th social feature of : elub life, and while strictly a gentleman's club. It nmm alwua hMB Iihrl in thai arrinM. menta mad for antertaininr tbe mamtwn f tbe einb families, giving reoeptiona. oard parties, lectures, and otner entertaiamenta. It - nr m. i A .V. 1 . J-k men are found in tbe- beet home men that th men who loke home and familT are the founda tion of tbe beat aociety. and to brinz them into - the einb the eirele moat at times be anlarsail tn . laze in tneu- wive ana cniiaren. ' Thia Dolier baa made tha einb vtetmlar. not only witn the genuemen, but with the ladies, aa thoy look to it for aom of their most delight ful social aventa of th season. Th ladies bars another bond of friendship m the quaai- membership they hold in the little cards that : admit them to the club house one day in the week to have and to bold full possession. .Every Friday from 8 am. to 6 n m. the club-house belongs to th ladies, and they take possession of the art gallery, th library, the parlors, tn Duuara hail, ana tn bowling alleys. . And these father and brothers, with their einb next door to borne, did not forget the children in arranging tbe entertainments. One of the most noiquo-enteitaibments given in the city is tbe children's party of tha Illinois Club during the holidays This has been a feature of the club for five veara. and to the children it Is the most popular feat are of tbe club. With ' In th dab-bouse at on time, and that time I hnannaa ' with i 'iMumtmmm m m iialm.t ! ..H Ohristmas games, it is a novel entertainment and one that eives tbe HUnois Club s close re- lationehip to the homes of tne West Side, for to xnoae wno ean not naearai nambari it ataniia as best friend. The management of th dab hay always felt that under limited restriction tbe elub oould be made aa advantage to their families aa well aa to tha members, and hare cone more than any other club in tha city to eetaMiaa tnia feature in oluo Ufa, Tbe ex perimental period baa passed, and the plan baa proveo to be most saeoeesfnl in meeting the taesi or eioo lire, wnicn should be regarded aa an adjuuet to tbe ho ma rather than as an antagonist snd riv.L This is no doubt one of tne secrets of th remarkable ancoess which bas attended th Illinois Clab from th begin- - 'Ib elub-bous is provided with eommodi- Aai TttplArfl at lairm, hillivt hall minff.tviAm. kitchen on the first floor, bowling alley and gynaaium in th basement, art gallery and dancing ball, card-rooms and library on th second floor. . Tbe first president of th elub was the lata 7udg John Q. Bogrs, who served two successive terms, in 1878 aud 1879. and a third term in 188H. The other presidents hays been K H. McCrea, Biebard T. Crane, J. Hirley .Bradley fwno aervad two terms). & H. Crane, Robert J. Smith, Allison . Clark (two terms;, and. IL IX Brown, th present tncumbent, Th other officers of the club are Will iam J. Wilson, Tie President; Chanes K Bishop, Hecretary. and Trustees It. O. Brown, Charles V. Bishop. William Cothraoe. IL J. Jones. W. J. Cbilnuri O. X. G. Billings, W. J. Wilson, Charles O. Heed, L H. Holden, J. B. McDonald. J. . W. fckinkle, Oscar Burdick, and W. B. Waters, Art Committee L K Camp, W. J. Pope, James M. liogers. J. Earley Bradley, Peter Bchnttier, B, T. Crane. J. A. J. Kendig.William J. Wilson, and WUlia Q. Jack won. The President. Vie - . j . . . i auw tmaiMJ u Cllffoioa HOUUv, and three trustees elected each year to serve three years, Tbe initiation fee is $100, and the dues $40, payable semi-annually. Among the members of this elub ax the foW lowing well-known gentlemen: Bankers SI W. Bawson, W. A. Hammond. IL H. Nash, a a Heed, Carl Moll, H. & fcymoad, , B. Latbrop. Capitnliati James W. Ferry, George W. Hale, Charles T. Tyrrell, A. F. Beidler, Robert 21. Bu!kley, J. B. McDonald, M. D. Buchanan. B. A. Kent, J. Frank Lawrence, W. CX Carpenter, A. B Pullman. Oesrge W. Champiln, R. I Martin, Cariial Mason, IX B. Gardner, William J. Wilson. Doctors Dr. A. Vf. Woodward, Dr. William J. Maynard, Dr. Henry M. Lymao, Dr. R X. Foster. Dr. Homer M. Thomas, Dr. IL W. Borland, D . A. W. Harlan, Dr. -O. J. Pnoe, Dr. D, IL Brover, Dr. A. B. Ktroop, Dr. T. W. Bropbv, lr. Kpbraim legale. Dr. F. CX faotz. Dr. JL 2'letcher Ingala Lawyers R I Tathem, Jndgs S. P. MeCon-ell. Jadgs Mark Bangs the Hon. L K Stiles, li. E. Jenkins, Jade R a TutbiU, Thoma iOent, A. Tan Boren, Farhn Q. Bail Luther , Laflin Mills. L K. Boyesen. C. 0. Bonney, Oard r a Wiiliard, J. A, J. Ksndig. Thomas Par- k-r, Jr., Prank &. WeigJey, CL E.- Knmar, Jsdzea a Eohlsaat Inauraaee Men Fred B. Jsmes, Balph Trinv-mingnam. IL H. Brawn, James li. Moore,- d-ward M. Teall. C A, Hardy, Wra. E. Bollo. B. J. bmith, a F. Reqna, A. J. Harding, Wm. B. Kerr, Wm. XX Marsn. L, IX Hammond, Joeepti M. Bogers. A H. Darrow, W- li. Taylor, J. & Gadsden, O. W. Barrett J - Manaraotsrer J. W. fiklekl. B. T. Oraae, K. H. Valentine, J. Harley Bradlev, IL C Hayt, Charle B. Crane, Vf. a McCrea, William J. Chalmers, Chnatooher Hots, Wm. H. Wells. Jr., Charles F. lUmera. a a WUkins. Frnk M. Avery, K. W. Gillette, T. A. Griffin. Norman IX Fraaer. aL CL Bullock. Thomas Gnalmera, John J. Gleeaner. Peter bohnttkur. Commercial W. H. . Salisbary, Waiter Shoemaker, John C Durgin, W. B. Waters, A. T. Thatcher, a I Bis! ny- Fred K. MorrUl, Andrew McLish, William . Mortimer, Q B a Cooyoe, W. a Booth, Oeorg Birkboft, Jr., J. H. Ward. Georg H. Taylor, J. A. Bingham, Georg G. Parker, a H- Jordan. E. W. Brooks, Caleb H. Marshall, Franeis Beidler, Oscar Burdick, A. 2L rleeoe, W. P. TntOe. A. a Work, A, A. Bprague. P. B. Wears. W. M. Egan. J. W. MUsworth. William Cochrane, F. K, Hpoooer. O. a A. Spragee, Walter D. Oregory, Alhson , Clark. X H. Whitbeok. Amos Peltibone, George W. Culver, M. A. Farr, Tbad Dean, L N. Camp, P. F. PeU tibona, Henry H. Bhufeldt, William G Eazan, J. P. boper, G. a. Buddook. William Pope, ill J C&S- A 'ill z3 ... hiiXZm :tt , BXADISa-BOOM. A. CL Wakeman. Cbarle Hntohin nson. J John elarder, t. u Wilson, bimeon li. Crane, George r. Holmes, Uirich King. Among others prominent in public life, etc., are: Hon. B. A. Eekhart. H. J. Jones. Graeme Stewart. P. Bird PnoeL Alouzo Weygandt, namnei u. Artingetait. x. W. UuaDey, uon. 1. u MaeMillan, John J. Badeuoon, CLE.Q. Billings, H. a Bnrkhardt. General Charles Fits bimona. J. C McMullin, John McLvreo, William H. 8troog. Harvey T. Weeks, Colonel H, -A. Wheei-er. Colonel F. Ziegfeld, A. M. Wright, George H. Cnlver. a H. McCrea. J. Bssell Jones. Phil A. Hoyne. B. H Campbell. T. X. Bond. John A. King. Geonre Mason. Hon. Carter IL Harrison. George B Davis, Samuel Kerr. Willis G. Jack, son. Walter M. Pond. Joffervoo Hod&kma, J. T. Baaleigh. Hon. John A, Boche. Hon. L. L Bond, John 8ory. The prominent dead are: Judge J. G. Rosera, Jndg George Gardner, Hon. Leonard ewett, Jr.dg a M Moore, Judge . W. Evana. Emery A. Storrs. C (X Dana. Cbariea R Barton, IX U Kradloy, Dr. W. tL WoodyatC W. W. B. Cornell. Dr. A. U Bell, William if. Ov-ington. John Feathorstone. H. C Moray. John C Coonley, Gordon K Hubbard. Bey. Dr. Bwazey, John A. Tyrrell. ; UNION. Eleven years ago Sam B. Baymond, T. & Wheeler. G N. Fessendsn, Henry W. Bishop, H. Brooks, and a score of other North Stdor met to consider th organization of a einb. As they were men of quick Impulse and energetic action a single meeting auSoed to settle upon th Union Clab. At first they were content to walk up on flight to attend weekly meetings at th Clarendon House, bat a rapidly increasing membership led so th renting of a bouse at tha corner of Chicago avenue and State street . A' year later, with a mem bership a hundred strong, the elub obtained possession of tha historic Ogden mansion and it . extensive 'grounds - fronting Lafayette place. This - fanaoos frame house that. swathed in wst blankets, stood tne sola aurvivor amid the wilderness of asnes that marked the ait of Chicago in 1871; which waa famous for the hospitality of Its owner daring the dreary f months that followed, resumed it under tbe new rsgims of the Union Clab. ' The extensive ground served for moonlight parties, lawn concert, and later for tennis courts. Those entertainments were unique and were conspicuous for liberality; the ' concert invariably attracting - hundreds of uninvited guests, who, however, were welcome . to enjoy the musie from the park opposite. Many a poor lover wooed the maid of his heart to royal musie at tbe expense of the Union Club. . When tbe membership grew to three hundred the director purchased tbe large lot on the opposite side of the square, southwest corner of Washington place and vearoorn avenue, ana here Henry Cobb gave the charm of bis handiwork in a fins example of tbe manor noose of Queen Anne style, in brown sandstone, probably the handsomest club-house in the city. In the spring of 1883, when just eomplete. a fir broke out in toe lunoocupieaj uuiuuuj. injuring it to tbe extent of $40,000. In tbe following fall it was completely reetored, and waa opsned with a bri.liant tnantraral ball. Tbe cost of tbe bouse and grounds eomplete is $240,000, and Jwwr . Mil fTiTJa. tTXXOX UCtM the furniture coat $25,000. If the exterior is imposing, tha interior is equally handsome and harmonloae, The wainscoted hallway, tha heavy timbered ceiling, the great arched fireplace with its blazing ynle log, flanked by its benches and carved en airs, give tue viaiior most cheerful welcome to tbe ample entrance hail. Tbe office is located hercand to the left are tbe capaciuna. finely furnished and decorated parlors of the einb. Tbe cosy grill-room is to tbe right and tbs reading-room next to it The office, billiard-room, coat-room, lavatories, and such rooms as are necessary are aiso on thia floor in tha rear. On th ' second floor are th dininr-room. th cardcoo ra the reading-room. - and library. On th third floor are the bachelors' dormi tories: all are occupied at present On the fourth floor is the kitchen and pantry and storage-room pertaining thereto. . In the basement is located tne en pine-room, s to rape-rooms, laundries and a cold-storage room, beside a good bowling alley. There are 460 reaideat members, twenty non-resident members, and gnt honorary members, Th first Preaidant of th einb was Henry W.. Bishop, who was re-elected six times, holding the office nntd 1884, when A. A. Carpenter was elected hie sue eessor. snd was re-elected In 1885. In 1880 Abbot L. Adams was elected, snd again in 1887. Tbe year 1888 found J. McGregor Adams aa President, and be was acaio 'selected for the office lo ISSa This year the officers are: Franklin MacYeagh. Presideut: F. H, Walriss VJce President; M. M, Jamieeon,'. secretary; li it. George a Willett, E F. Adams,. . B. Ttea, 3. B. McKay, C E Dean, IV C Kickerson,O.Q. Moore, Georce H. Taylor, peter Dudley. - - Tbe olnb doe not do much in th way of serving a large number of meal, fifty or sixty members using th dining-rootn at most, sod ' then at breakfast from 7 to J 1 o'clock in tbs morning, and for dinner from 6 to 8 o'clock in tbe evening It 1 essentially an evening club. Tbe einb it opened at 7:30 a. m. andcloeee at 12 mtduigbt, after which boor none bat lodgers ars admitted. Tbe dues of the elub are but 60. and th initiation fe is flOa - - Th last annual statement of tbe elub records th following figures: Beceipts, $8 1,24a 44, of which the larger sums - - are rem dues. ' f23,S37.b4; wines, fie.423.37; cigars, f ll.39ti.63; rea taurant, 1J,827.57 initiatioa feea,V3.85a The disbursement were . $36,653.87, and th chief item were: Bsiariea, S 17.680.45; reaUnraut, f 11,033.18; wine, 10.468.32; . aigars. i9,W8d.4a Th profit and loss : aooount shows: Wines, fcj,38a 80 profit: Clears, 733.21 profit; restaoraat, 73&66 profit; billiard, $980 profit; cards. $231.74 profit; bowling. $33.40 pioflt. Tbe assets of tbe e nb are $180.-069.2a th liabilities $126.151141. and th surplus is th handaom figure of $59,908.70. The abowing tha year to bav been tha most prosperous sine its existence. . Among tbe prominent member of the einb sre: C H Adams, J. MoGrecor Adams, JoUnO. Black, F. M. Blair, B. a Brown, A. SL Barley. CALUMET CLTJB. B. R Cable. A. A. Carpenter. E. G. Cbristoph. J. J. Clarke. O. M, Dawes. J. . D earing. John DeKoven, J. H. Dole, George L. Duolap, Charles K Far. Marshall Field. James M. Flavdr. Lyman J. Gage, H. H. Gardner. William C Goody. Btephen a Greg. orv. Thomas U, Hammond. Cbarle lie rotin, R W. Hoamer, Louis C Hack, Edward & Isbam, Egbert Jamieaon, John If. Jewett. Clifford P. Johnson. J, a Jones, Ed son Keith. F. J. Keneett, Henry W. Kmc James A. Kirk. Bryan Latbrop. Victor Jr. Lswaoa. Levi Z Letter. John T. Loafer. Miltoa C Lightner. Robert T. Lincoln, Alexander Mackay, Franklin MacTeagh. Wiibam R Ma-nierre, E. G. Mason. H N. Mav. A. a Mo. Clurz. R Hall McCormick. James R McK .y, Nathan Mears. G. G. Moor. A bort A. Manger. iSamuol M. Niokersoo, John J. P. Odoll. A. Oo- derdook. Potter Palmer, Francis B. Peabody, Oeorge M. Pullman, bam B. Raymond, Joseoh O. KuUer. alaruu liyereon. U A. liarlev, Charles Schwartz. Oscar Smith, Henry B. btone, George Sturgea, liobart U Taylor. V. CL Turner. L. J Gaae. A. M. Tully. John Tyrrell James IL Walker. F. H. Watrias. Heory 3, Willing,- V. H. Winston. E, a Worthington. John Kitchen. E. a Adams. Charles fags Brvan. William UabMrd. ' emmoat Jllalua. Keginald DeKovoo, lUe Carter, Delvn Smith, John Worthy, J. L. Hongbteling, J. K. Cady. Wiliiam H. Bradley, and many otnea- eqoally prominent in buaiae and aociety. IROQUOIS. There 1 no political provincialism about the Iroquois Club. Probably t ie vast rank and file of Democracy in this city do not know of its existenoe, much less care for its aim; but the enlightened leaders of the party East and West look with pride upon the standard th t float from, it citidaL With Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson aa guiding aaiota, ' tns pro posed aim of the organization is a higher stand ard in Democratic national politics. - Early in th year 1883 th Chicago Damoeratie Clnb wae organized for campaign purpoae with Perry H. Smith, Jr., as President The next year Thomas Ck . Hoyn became th leading officer, and tn - tbe ; autnmn it waa determined to give up hotel for home life and organize a politico-social olnb, after tbe style of the Manhattan, of New York. John u. MeAvoy, with the memory of tbe old original Tammany in mind, suggested that the 'new brotherhood should be called Iroqnoia, ; On Out 4, 1881. The Iroquois Club" sprang into life with the name of James Green, Jams T. Hoyne, Dr. Ia a Waters, Robert H. Pattoa, and Edward O. Brown in it charter. The third floor of the Columbia Theater bonding waa secured for an abiding place. Tbe next year the memberahip increased one hundred. and tbe entire building was secured for their occupancy. The preamble of the clab eta tee: Believing that it is th duty of every good citizen to take not only a deep interest, but aiso sn active part In tbe political affairs of tne country, and believing further that the welfare of tha country and the eoutioual union of indestructible States, strict maintenance of public faith; a public office is a pa blio t-nst; and, lastly, "tariff for revenue only. The prosperity of its institutions req uire for their pree-errauon that the policy and character of the geyernment efhall- be ' determined and guided by the principles of the Demo-eratie party, and - in order to add to the organised .strength of the Democratic gLrtyln Chicago have formed th Iroquois There are nine article of political faith: Th largest liberty to the individual; local self-government; opposition to centralization independence of legislative, executive, snd jndioial departments; recognition of the Supreme Court ae final tribunal for Constitutional question; indivisible union of Indestructible States; the strict maintenance of pnblie faith; is tbe pub-lie office a pnblio trust (a result of tbe Cleveland regime); tariff for revenue only. On these articles do tbe members pin tbeir faith. The initiation fee is $50 and the annual due are $5.0 per annum The rooms of the elub are open to members from 9 a m. to 12 midnight, Tbe elub has mad Thursday ladies' day, and tbe hours between 3 and 0 o'clock, of chance are prohibited in the elub-honse. The last annual report show tt receipt to have been $61,687.50, of which the dnee were $24,832; initiations, $4,050; restaurant. $18,567-30; wines and liquors, $5,384 25; cigars. $4,559.20; billiard and pool. $2 -200.85. Th disbursement were $60,310.04. and tbs handsome balance of $ 1,27 L 23 wae in the hands of ths treasurer. The average daily attendance of member is 140, most of whom are present at dinner time. I The great social affair of thia club is it an- Dual baoquet held in the soring of each vear. at Whioh soma of the moat representative Democrat of th country. East and Sooth, ars invited break bread wMb. V ioe -i- brethren, and then retooud to toastaC The first Pridiat of th Iroqnrtt Club, th Hon. Ersk.n M." ptielpe, at preaeut a member of the National lmarao Committee, undoubtedly gave th"orMuizatioo a momentum that carried itvsif successfully througu tns first few years of its' elMenee,' and eventually led to it preaeot prosperity.- Mr. Phelps was reelected " four efecerMive ye; lo Frank G. Hoyne, Scoretrrr H. MeAvoy. Treasnrer, up to 1885. whetfaueoeeded by Edward Forman. Stephen a Gregory elected President in 1880, vat compelled to resiaro by reason of iU-healiht and in JuiyGeueral W. a Kewberry wa chosen to succeed him, also being re-elected in the following yearT Bqtfsrt J. bmith waa invested with the ieedersbip-of th tribe in 1889. and in 1890 with th following tickotj Vioe Presidents Korth Division. W. H. Bar- num. WUliam Barry. Georg J. Brine; South Division. Bpoor Maokev. H. P. Wadbama. A. T. Ewintr: West Diviainn. Walter a Boyle. E. CarEueville- D. R Cameron: Recording Secre tary, Jamea A. Taylor; Corresponding Secretary, B. E. Bremer; Treasurer, Heibert Diri- ington; Finance . Committee, tjuariee a. Schwab, Chairman; House Committee, Spoor Mackey. Chairman ; Library Committee, Henry P. Wadbama. Chairman: Political Committee, John A. Kioz. Chairman: Reception Commit tee. Potter Palmer. Chairman. The lat ter committee is large, having varied and important duties. ' Ko prominent Democrat ia nermitted to enter tha eltv and feel lonesome. The reception and welfare of the tranaioot brave are the aneoialty of this! committee, and few worthy th nam have failed to experienoe tne Dounty of tne Iroquois nigwam. In tha vear 18148 tiu. Iroauji moved into th hell bnt recently vacated by th Union League U1UD in tne llonore building, wnere tney rested until January, 188a At this time the Columbia Theater building, having undergone numerous ehangee for their accommodation, they weot back to their old anarters tranaiormea tor the better. So nut unnrovements and em' beliisbment were mad fur tbe elub that there a no landmark of their oricinal occupancy. On the first floor era the library, reading room, and parlor. On the eeeond floor ia the office, emokioR-room. billiard-room, and cafe. The bUliard-room ia an - extra room mad bv a door through . the a to tbe . third floor of the build ing north. It i the largest and most popular room, seven tables are generally in use in tue afternoon snd evening. On the third fluor are the assembly rooms, handsomely furnished. and capaole of containing a large party. On the fourth floor are the dining-rooms, and on the fifth floor are tbe kitchen and storerooms. Ths clnb servee a table d'hote at 1 o'clock, and it is liberally Detrooized bv ths members. Break fast or supper are not served regaiarly, but member can order from th card at any time from morning to night. There are 600 member on th resident list aud 123 on the non-reeident list. . Among the member are the following: . John P, Altreld. Franeis Agnew. - . WllUant H. Baraum, Jobs C blaek. Ueosse Behoer. L. CTJonney, , Michael xfrand. Georze J. Brine, Bernard Callahan, Jobs B. Caraon, Thomas K. Courtney, John Cadahy, . J. W. Doaae. -W. G. Being, Melville W. Fuller. A. P. Gilntore. Oecrge E. Gooeh, W. C. D. Grannie, Erbert Jamieaoa, Charles JCera, IX, A Kobe, -L. Z. Laiter. . J. H. MeAvoy, Q. P.MeConaaU, W. C. Kewberry. W.J. Ouahaa, y. B. i'eabodr, J.K. Priadiville, J. li. R Quick. " J. C. Bichbent. Harry Raoena, . C.U.Schwab, W. C. heipn, H. M. Shepord, P. Siea-el, Byron L. 8mith, A. C. Story, Lambert Tree. . M. F.Tuley. ,-Frank W. Walker. Adam la. An berg. Alia BeUord. Charles L. Bonner. I. K. Boresea. C. W. Brer a, Z. P. Broueau.-Maleom Carnthsra, 1. B. Cameron, W. W. Cailin, K.R.COZ. C. a Darrow. G. L. Danlan, a A. i'rench. Hear j H.Getty, Wm. C. Goody. S. a Gregory. - V Frank U. Horse, 7 . E. T. Jeffery, W. D. Kerfoot. " Robert Law. . Panl Morton, " -,f U H. McCormIck,' : 1. J. Mcarath, 8. M. Kiekeraonvdi' ve Potter Palmer, ..-jt E. M. Pbelpa, . ri Richard Prendergast . O. W .Rawaoo. T Martin J. Itaee!,c ; M. W. Bran. -B A. F. Seebenrer, 1 ' Edward For manQ -B D. B. Sbipman, )) s!0 li. J. Bmith. -c i: LK.Stilej . U 4 James A. larior, ( - r V. O. Terser, a. ,'rt.t M. Ullnch. '7m-?l t,.v.. -a u..i.v le "iv r. tu Winston. A number of iocaf leaders of to Democracy who may not be .familiar enough with tbe let ters of the alphabet, to observe tbe-wo. d "Welcome' on the door-mat at tha entrance of the iroqaia Clnb, have denounced it as a snare and' a delusion, .and from tha eet-of tbe scornful called its members "silk stockinirs " The nsmee ci tod above suffice to show tual the organization kaa the merit of men. above tuoney. Tbe CM1 of the Hon. Melville W. Fuller to tne arat of Chief Justice was tbs finest compliment snd recognition the personnel of , tbe , Iroquois una nas tuus iar won. r :LA3AfLK. Tbe LaSalle Clno is among the younger of the large dobs of the city. It history shows a teady growth and development For years in th West Division the need of a strong, healthy political clnb wae felt a dob that would be thoroughly Bspablioaa. and yet free from fac tional bias or interest; deeply concerned about everything that waa of good report, good poll' tics, and therefore good government. Tbe LaSalle Club w-a organized on Sept 23. 1885, and its first borne waa in rooms in th building No. 9 Laflia street From tbe begin ning it was a strong organization, aa may be in ferred from the following bat of officers President, E Nelson Blake; Vice Presidents, F. . Traeey, Francis A. Riddle, Frank Sqaair. John Meyer, Thomas F. MiteUell; Treasurer, J. W." Wainw'right; Corresponding Secretary, P. Bird Price; Recording Secretary. W. A. Car roll; Director, Graeme Stewart, George W. Stanford. T. N. Bond. George B. Swift, W. a Kaufman, Cuibbert McArthur, A. J. Stone, ant H. & Bnrkhardt There were some fifty members at the beginning., all seta re, progiessive men. tbe majority or whom r raided in the neighborhood of Union Park. There were then many important local and ceneral nubile atten tions under discussion, and tbe Laaalle Ciob took thim under consideration so intelligently and with an oh success aa to attract the attention of tha Republicans of all parts of tbe city. It may be said that from that tima tbe political club life began, and that the many - other success ml political organizations of a perma nent character date their rise and progress from tbe example set by the LaSalle. In the snrioz of 1SS0 ths managers and membership of tbs LaSalle fonnd their quarters so limited that they began to eonsider the advisability and necessity of seeking out a nsw noma. An enterprising committee was selected to investigate the aubiect and waa so success ful that the residence at No. 28 Warren avenue was obtained, and ia May tbe einb begun housekeeping there. The growth of the LaSalle had up to that . time been without a parallel. Its most sanzuine friends had to confess it bad outrun all expectation. The mem- oerenip now included leading, active men in all divisions of the city. Its membership list was enlanred without effort and maintained without labor. And the 300 Republicans who united with it were very generally of the progressive elements of the party f rofd every district in the ins eiuo continued to grow until it soon . oe-eame evident that tUe, Warren avenue residence waa altogether too small.. , It was fit that more com mod ions quarters were required, and yet; wm oimcniTy was mat mere were cew piece in all respects suitably, popular organization. The club chose a committee on quarters. but it was not nntil Ah: fall of 1887 that a place waa fonnd which waa considered Billable for tbe Laballe. Tis wa th elegant Holden residence on "Monroe street, between Laflin street and Aahland : boulevard. The fine residence was ', secured, and about a month waa occupied,, In , preparing it for the occupancy of toe iclub'.end a formal ooeninz took place on Feb. li 18S8. A publie recep- ! tion waa then held, which was one of the events in the history of the LaSjl(e, The membership of the LaSalle had now increased from 300 to more than double thai. number. The LaSalle Clnbleuse ia of marble, snd oo eupiea ample grounds. It baa had many im portant aud valuable addition built aiac th elub mad iu horn there. Ilia three - stories. tns parlor floor having beeide th beautiful I parlor and reception-room, th library, ' offices, eoat-room, and billiard tall. On ' the second floor there . are eighteen email Bedford limestone. The first floor ia ail unl-card-rooms, a couple of large parlors, and the ' ized in the parlor and reception rooms, ths ball-room. The third floor is used for sleeping- entrance beinz on Twentv-fourtn street Some rooms for the attendant, - In tbe basement are located tbe cafe and lunch-room, smoking- room, a large bowling alley with five runwavs, shuffle-board outfit and an extensive - gymiia-eium, Ths boas is furnished in every department in the beet mauner for service and dura- bility. There is no restaurant, but lunches are -aerred on Saturday evening ' - There is an Athletic -Clnb of the younger membe's, and they are suite expert in fcieir way, .Besides this there is a. Physical Culture Class three timos a week, w'nioh has many me inhere, Ths gymnasium, -billiards, cards, bowl- - ing. snd all else in ths houe are free to members and visitors inirodnced by member. . The elub gives numerous receptions dot-lag the ysar. and tbey are attended by tbe leading eitizens from all sides of tbe city. Te L ball bae adooted tbe celebration of Lincoln's birthday, Feb. 12. and last year bad tbs Hon. John A. Kasson deliver the address in McVicker's Theater, and tbe Hon. Haunt bal Hamlin waa preaeot on the occasion. A Pecquet in the evening made the day complete. - ' - As first tL membership in the newe'ub honae waa rsn up to the high figure of 750, including member from all aides of tbe city. Bat rimiler clubs were started on tbe North Side and on ths Sooth Bide, snd now the member-sbio is more largely West Bide, and numbers 549' resident members. There are twenty-one non-resident members and eight honorary member aa follows: Joseph Medill, 3. J. West, Andrew Shnman. W. K. Snili van. George L. Webb, a W. Patterson, Dr, IL W. Thomas, and Wm. Penn Nixon. . The first president was E. Kelson Blake, wbo erred two yearn U a Burkbardt waa elected to aneoeed him in 1880 and '87. Ge rge H. Willis ma wae chosen in 1887 and '88, and tbe officer for 1889 and '90 are: Alouzo Wygant, President; D. B. Scully, Charles Fits Simons, and Henry a Shepard, Tie Presidents; George fi, Swift, Treasurer, W. H. Eagle, Secretary; trustee, Charles IL George, Colonel Florence Ziegfeld, W. D. Kent, D. F. mB-y'1 PAULOES. Flannery. Colonel H. H. Wheeler, John Spry, Clayton Mark, and John J. Bttu. The club la opened at 8 o'clock in the evening and c osed at 12 o'clock midnight From ths last annual report a few figures are taken. Tbe receipts were $23,000. of which the chief sums sre: Membership dee, $16,-500; wine and cigars, $2,400 profit; initiation fees. $3,000. The expenses were $16,078.37. of which $7.56028 was for salaries and $2,347.80 for shterUinments. Ths club ia in the most prosperous condition, sod it mambershio ia oonstantiv increas ing- It can lea a wonderf oi inflaeuce in politic all ovsr tbe eirv. There M a Ladies' Dy set apart, and every Tuesday from 1 to 5 o'olock tbe wires, daughter, and relativea of th member receive a pleasant welcome. -In rule prohibit tbe slaying of game of chance for a wager, and ail games are prohibited on fcunday. Among the more prominent name on tbe roll or members are found Georre K. Adam, J. If. Ambett . . jDsaenoca. W. G.Beala. M. Benner. . F. M. Blair, Jarvis Blame, li. a Bnrkhardt, E. B. Ca. Fraeeia T. Colby. ' Georce W. Deal, Arthur Dixon. B. A. EekSart, W. a Elliott, Jr J. W. Fern aid, H. B. Galpin, E. J.liartoess, G. M. Holt. R K. Jeokias, ' J. M. W. Jones. : W. D. Kent . .-.. C. U. Koblaaat, E, B. Latbrop. J. M. Lonrenecker, Charlea A MacDonald, Thomaa C. Mac Millan. Ciajtoa Mark. Florae ee McCarthy. D. W. MiUa, D. W. Nickeraoa, ' R. N. Pearson. W. A.Pinkerton. W. M. Pond. . A. N. Beece. Jobs A. Kocha, IL O. Shepard. . John Sprr, Georre W. Stantord, Abner Taylor, J. Twonte. O. W. Barrett. W. H. Bee be, John Berry. E. IL Blodcetf. . T. N. liood. -Grant Carpenter, . L. R. Cobb, A. K. Darrow. Sf. A. Decker. R. W.Dnnhaaa, O. P. Knrltah, Charles B. Farwell, Cbariea Fits SimonZj , a A. Gross. IL U Hertz. G. W. Hnbbard. Charies T Yerke. B. G. Keith. Georre D. Kirks a. .. Adolph Kraua, . . W.F. Leland, D. J. Lron, J. C. MasiU. -J. N. McArthur, John Meyer. A. J. Mikarfa, W. a hinkler. 3. W. Nye, L. W. Pafce. A. Piamondoa. R B. Baymoad, Praecia A. Riddle, D. B. Scally. Jobs M. Smyth. . Oeorge W. Smith, Francis Sqaair. George B. Swift, R a Tnthi'd. J. W. Vickery, F. a Weigtey. George E. White, C. W. Woodman. J. J. Wade. John &. Wheeler, George a Wills t. . A. Wygsnt.- ...... THE BTANUASO. On of the oldest and at th same Urns one of tbe wealthiest elub ia the eity is the Standard Clnb, It is one of ths few elube in the city that is so well known that it ia rarely eeeeeaary to append the word clnb" to the title. Every body knows The Standard. It was organized before the great fire, and ia one of the few that date that far back. It waa organized about th year 1869, when Chicago bad fee than 200.-OOO inhabitants, and wbtn elub lif was something new aud practically unknown to the many. The first home of the Standard waa really ia one of tbe rooms of Brnna wick's billiard bait where lolly Mosee Benainzer was Jnst a trifle mors lively than be is now. xaateron permanent quarters were found in . 'm " ..J -- i. ' . -. r - -":S- T' r?Zm r-- ' ' 1 I ' 1 i ii i r i i - I i UNIVERSITY the Concordia HalL in ths Lombard Block, on Monroe and Dearborn streeta Jnat before th tire Of uot W. 1871,. the Standard opened it club-house corner of Michigan avenue and Thirteenth street which after the fire formed tbe only theater in town, Cbariea Wyndham . and Jan Coomb being among tbe stars to play there upon ths small stage originally intended only for amateurs. The club grew and prospered aud made money, so much so tnat in June. 1889. it wa able to mov into on vf th finest and most substantial dob-house in the oountry. This elub-houa waa opened with a magnificent reception, attended by over 1,000 persona. Tbia new elnb-bouae is located at the corner of Twenty-fourth street and Michigan boulevard, facing east and north. Tbs structure is a peculiar one from an architect oral point of view. u mat it iouows none oi tne Classical aesigna It baa a fmniim f M Vminan boulevard ana 162 feet deep on Twenty-fourtn street four stories and basement bunt of bins of the windows in ths upper portions ars deeply sunken rate the walls, aud give the building at first a:ght aa appearance of extraordinary solidity, not warranted by -ths usee- for which it is intended. This, however, is removed after one-makes a atadied view of th exterior, when the grandeur and beauty of tbe outline become developed to the era. There are two mammoth stone projection la 1 1 eenter of the Miohigan boulevard front, whioh are sufficieut to remove . all appearance of too severe plainness. Mts-sivjness and durability ar what th architect wer after, aud they bars succeeded.' Ths base mo at 'is given up to a large aud roomy kitchen, which is complete In all raodoro appointments and where a banquet niaj be aerved for 2.0OO persona There is a boiler-room for furnishing heat for tue house, hot water for - laundry, and power for eiectrio light The wine vault are elao m tba.baaement Tha front of the basement on the north end ia devoted to four commodious bowling sUeya and gymnastic appliances, and tbe south end to an old-time German weia atube, furnished in the ancient iVt . tr,PPin8 srmor, bric-a-brac, quaint old furniture, are., and provided with rare Old ""'S Wlnj" "sported for the club. . lbs first floor is essentially the every-day part of the olnb. Here ar. tii reeepUonV pari lor, library, and a number of card roomsT The library and reading-room la on tha north front, while the south front is taken up with an ample and beantiful reception-room, decorated in light cheerful colors, and hung witn tbs richest of draperiee. There are two magnifloent wooden mantels, one in each room, with amnio, old-fashioned flre-piaoee. Tbe furniture - ia all ncbly upholstered, and in keep, ing with the- elegance, jrrandenr and beauty of the house. Tbs entrance ball ia magnificent and wide, and finished in aalon style; th floor is laid in rich marble mosaic, th monogram of the elub being inlaid near the grand stairway. - Wast of the entrance ia tha billiard-room, and in tbe rear of this is the gent's cafe, finished in antique oak, with a c r PRES3 CLUB. rare old wooden mantel, finished in Moorish open work, with a neh and quaint aidebuard to match it On the other aide of tbe hall are th offices of ths btandord Club, and a number of email connecting card-rooma. ' Tbe stairway is a grand effort In massively treated cherry. - Half way up there is a very large etaiaed glasa window which aende in a mellow light Stained glass is also prof usely need in various deeigna on tbe drat floor, especially in th hall and cafe, but always with rare taste and beantiful effect. The second floor is devoted to ladies' parlors, eloak snd dressing rooms, and a banquet ball 60x70 feet in area. There ar also ae venal large dining rooms, finished in satin and maple wood a. with wooden man tela of like matori .1 and onyx fireplace.. Th third floor i devoted to the baH-rooe-, and aside from being provided with aa ample gallery forth musician, a large stage with acenery where dramatic performance may be given, and 800 people eeated comfortably, and will be when completed the largest private theater. Tbe fourth floor is cut up into living rooms for the janitor and the eervanta of tbe einb. and are very oozy and comf ortable. The banding coat $120,000; furniahmeat $40.-OOO; tbe tot, $42,000, an aggregate of over $200,000. A snort time ago th Standard Club bought forty-two feet on Michigan avenue adjoining tbe elub hoaae on the south. It it expected that within a year the einb will erect a covered eonrt-way, with two immense bay windows, inclosing a garden and similar attraction for Semi-outdoor entertaiumenta It is est mated that the clnb is worth $100.-000 above its present iudebiodnees. Tbe bonds are all held by clnb mem Dors. Tbs Standard Clnb now numbers 350 members, tbs limit being reached. Tha initiation fee is $100 and dues $89 per year ; members tips ars tranferanle, subject to the approval of the club. The officers are as follows: - ITesident Mr. Edward Boss: Vice President Moses Bensinger; Treasurer. - Abraham G. Becker; Financial Secretary. B. Mergentheim; Becoming Secretary. Benjamin & Cahn; Director. Leouold Bloom. Morris he la. J. H. Kimmeletiel, K. FrankeatbaJ, Moaae Bora, H. Hepner. a H, Fere man, M. Hirsh, N. L Schmaltz. Among the leaders of the Standard Club are: Joeerh Fiah, Norman Ft orabeiin. Henry C Lew, Emanuel Mandel, Leopold Mayer. Simon, Mandel, Edward Rose, Joseph Spiegel, Fan k mar Ad I or, Beniamin Arabeim, Joseph Austrian, Julius Baltanberg, A. Gl. Becker. Joseph Be if eld, Mosee Bensinger, Leopold Bloom, Simon Ettinger, Edwin G. Foreman, li adolph Foreman, David Frank. Joseph E. Friend, J. L Gatzert, Herman Gross man, Maurice Goodman, Isaa Greeuaf elder, Lewia Goodman. Henrv N. Hart Isaac Hirseh. Isaac Horner. Jam Joseph. Harry Kohn, Adolf nrana. u. a. n.ona. a. lienmaa. uenry pold. Ben lindaner. Adolph Loeb. B. Lo thai, Mosee Florsheim, Simon Fiorsheim, Louie L. Levy, Morris Selz, Nelson Morris, Joseph Sbaaiger, Conrad Wilkowakv, Stinau Toudcrf, Simon W. Stranse, Rudolph Roeen-that, Juline Rosenberg, Ben Boaenberg, Jacob Rosenberg. Joaeph Schaffner. Cbariea Ia Schwab, Ferdinand SiegeL Isaac Wolff, Maurice Weodel', Jacob Weill, Louis Warn pold. Max Winaman. Isaac WaixeL Hy Stern. Simon W. Strauss, Cbariea Silverman, Bern hard Onen- heimer. Dr. M. Manheimer. B. Lo wen thai : . THE UNIVERSITT. - . On the 11th day of February, 1887. the University Clnb assumed corporate existence. It eeme to be because there bad long been a " CLUB. place for it Toung college graduate strangers a well a resident came to Chicago from the East, aud not finding the duplicate here of the University Club, ia New lork, said, Chicago should bavs a university club. She shall have a university club." So the spontaneous wish of many college men began to receive , material expression at tbe hands of a decisive ) few. That the leaders in the movement of ! organization were more particularly graduates ' from the big Eastern universities is nothing ; strange, because such men from ths circum- j stances of the case beet knew the attractions and convenience of university elub life, and were the best qualified to repr oduce such an 1 institution In Chieaga , Ths first democratic agitation of the pro posi tion to establish a ualreraity clab in Chicago took place In a largely attends! nnss-tnoet ing of college men hald at the Grand Pacifl) Hotel in January. 1837. Edward G. Mason preeid ed. Into th is representative congress had developed the co-operative efforts to form a university clnb made by - such Harvard men. aa . William L . Hubbard. William XL Lelioyne, sad Heyliger A. de WiiiJt, bv such Tale men liobert W. Hammili, Nelson IV Bigelow, Cyrus Bentlev, and Hanry N. Tuttle, aad by Granville W. Browning, of tao Uui-versity of Michigan. A to the exact authorship of the uutveraity olnb idea it mai.ers'.e wlier was its iucepuua, though it seems not unfair to say that th p-elirnina y overta'es of organization came from Harvard. From that Grand Fecifio mass-meeting arose the Liversity Clnb, Its incorporatore were Messrs. da ttindt and LeMoyoe. of Harvard; Mr. Browning, of the Ui.i eraity of Michigan, aud Jstnea li. Waller. Jr.. of Princeton, lu declared object waa auU ia the -pro mo 1,01, of literature aud art, by establishing and maintaining a library, reading-room, and gallery of art, and by each other mesne ae a hail be expedient aud proper for such purpiaea. The charter board of tn c ob eooaiated of John N. Jewett, William Eliot Furneee, Jamea a Norton, Heyliger A. da Wuidt E G Mason James B. Waller. Jr.. Greoviu W. Browning" Lincoln Mac Veagh. John L Lincoln, Jr., William M. LeMoyue, and Allison V. Armour. The qua.lil call oca for membership upon tbe true settlement of this question depended the preservsdon of the dnn as a university e:ub Dure and simple. Non other it wa onuiwi to be, and, in th face of numerous fehowauip olubs already thriving in Chicago, none other it 00 old be. Wherefore, with New York's club for it model it ordained that no man should be eligible wbo bad not in at least three years regular coarse won a university or college degree. Under tbia constitutional provision were, of coarse, eligible otherwise qualified graduates of West Point snd Annapolis, and all distinguished holders of honorary degrees. Army and &aw AfflMira An flnt within fftrtv mil Chicago are allowed club privilege by payment of annual dues, bnt may not vote or bold office.. Membership to the einb is attained by e!eciioa, through committee on admissions. - - Resident membership in the elub is limited to 5u0 persona The initiation fee for the first 150 mem-was fixed at $50, and the nnnal dues at f1? Oa ths first day of April. 1887, th clnb had 312 member. May 1, by eonstit .tioaal provision, tbs initiation fee was raised to S10O and the dues to $UO. By the same provision , . n"mber . y $30 in initiation fee and $20 la dues. A noa-resident member may not reeids within forty miles of Chie.go. Gambling la, of course, prohibited. The club is not open between 12:30 s. m. snd 10 a ra. Occupancy of th new club-house will probably call for a modification of tbi rule. The usual privileges of ail city club axe accorded to bOQ-reoidenta Seeking quarters, above fl, central, the club oecnniavi aa its fi nt hnm. II. awn t... fl. - . v ,vrp UWV( IN the Hencing & Speed Block, No 125 Dearborn street The neceaeary improrementa eoei about $0,000. aa outlay wbi'-b reduced the rent to about $5,000 a year. The club prospered and developed no debt It started and bas been thus far maintained conspicuously as s lunch club, and aa snch the average daily patronage of its cafe and cold lnncb table has be a 135 peop.e. With tbe poaaeaaioa of new quarters, soon contemplated, tbe University Club, abandoning its original and inadequate rooms, at once expands itself in all ths directions foreshadowed by it constitution and iniagioed by its members. Next month ths University Club moves into a domicile beoommg rts means, it constituency, and its purpose. At that tame the handsome red brick and terra eotta building a baif block north of Tbx Ltteb Ocxaii'a new building becomes tbs permanent home of tbia organization. Ths building. No. 116 and 118, standing on the west side of Dearborn street between Madison and Washington streets, is well known ss Hansen's Building, Its ree.-nt improrementa have been three extra floors now being constructed for nse by tbe University Clnb. , Eventually tbe building, for a time to be rented in it lower floor for offices, will nrobablv be absorbed by tbe enlarging tenancy of the dun. It ia designed that clnb member shall nee th rentable office in question. Tbe club's new property was obtained on the following terms: Tne land, owned by Mr. John Qniaey Adama. waa held by Mr. L, P. Hansen ooder a yy-year lease en a valuation of $100,-OOO without re ra nation. The dub go the building of Mr. Hansen for $125.UOtl It paid in cash $25,000 and gave note for th a first mortgage ia the form of a trust deed to Hansen, and of eeeond mortgage bonds to members, leaned to raise the cash for the lni-titial payment of $25,000 to Hansen, and th $45,000 to be spent in the improvements on the new building, the coot of its I nrniiur being . included. Tbe bouda. at 6 per . cent and at par, in denominations . of $i.uuu. ana 91 uu wer generally taken by dun members, who, ia the ease of holding tbe highest denomination,' surrender tneir coupons as equivalent of tbe dab's an-nnaiduea. The einb paya a ground rent of $6,000 a year. - Under the moat favorabis auspice tbe University Clnb began its life with the following boaidof officers: President Edward G. Ma- eon; Vice Preaidant Henry W. Babop: tSocre- Walker, afterward Jamea li. - Waller t directors, -Wiliiam E. Fornesa. John L Lincoln. Jr.. cyrns it. aioconnicz, n luiam m. Xjatoyne, Jamea a Norton, Robert F. bhanklin. Henry B. btona lbe board of the second year waa also headed by Mr. Mason as President bnt with General A. C McClnrg, Vice IVeeident-James a Harlsn. - Secretary; jamee kt Waller. Treasnrer. and each nsw ' men la the directory aa Cyrus Ben Hey, jr., Bryan Latnron. Franklin MacVeagh. Cbarle L Stnrgu, Wirt JX Walker, ana Georg a Willi ta. Uhaua tne annual eleccoat or tne) enrrent einb year earn around no one eeemed to suit everybody for president so well aa Mr. Mason, aad so for tbe third time he waa elected tne dub's president. General MeClnrg and Messrs. Harlan and Waller ware voted the proper men for second term incumbents as secretary aad treasurer respectively, aud there were added to tha directory .eh new timber aa Thoma D. June ana Emerson B. Tattle. Bee: nits to tbe directory daring tbe year, owing to reetgna- aiona. have been Aelaon tr. n igelow and J. Han. vey Peirce, - Tbe fixed membership of ths directory is eight a - 1 . Wnt at,. T n x ; n a. may at thia point be pertinently answered. Has tbe dub no dub poll tice f No; none to speak UU axMnpvMlMaaa auar VUH eai W1WKB vguopi iai triA ineonaiderablai for mention. Ilia vri. ona colleges are recognized in tbe current board of iffioers aa follows: Tale, 3 representatives; Harvard, 3; Princeton, 2; Cornell, 1; Miami, 1; Washington and Lee, L President Mason as a Vale man. - Secretary Harlan, one of Justice Harlan's atalwart family, is from Princeton. In tbe composition of the committee on admission is particlar car abown, since rather nice quest oiS as to tbe standing of institutions graduating would-be dnb members most someame be settled. The Chairman of thia committee is Jamea la High, of the University of Wisconsin. Tbe dub's annual malting is held tne fourth Sitnrday of April A word a boot tbe dub'e great New Tork prototype, tbe University Cub of that cirv, seems ia order. It waa incorporated in 1865. Its resident membership is limited to 1,000, and its non-resident to 6 CXI Needleas to nay tbe former class is filled, with many score, of aoplicanta waiting; and that tbe latter class baa within a boot sixty of full ranks. Naturally, the Army snd Navy membership is large. It is aiWll 111 Airavivw, wiihwuii awe lor its two classes are respectively, $200 and $100. Its president is George A. Peters; Secretary. Allen W. Everta, Ths new name of the University Club, of . a. n will K in - w, ..uuUl. . J : sppropnate ona The aeoompanyiog iliastra-tiona gives aa idea of ila front devauon and of the moat effective and beautiful of its iu tenor. vww, . ,,i wjauia ajii. The dub's boms begin with the fourth floor and extenda to tbe top. The caroentera snd decorators are now masters of.tha boxiding. Tbe fourth floor ie devoted, in front, to a large card-room, with a frontage of 40 feet, and lighted by ten wiodowa The eat. re building, it will be remembered, has the advantage of the alley or court to the south, and thereby enjoys all the light which numerous windows afford. Back of the card-room are smaller card-rooma, and on the court sids a largo smoking and wine room. A huge wine refrigerator ia aa interesting accessory fonud on this floor. Tue prevailing wood throughout the building ia poliabed Georgia pine, and the lighting la by electricity. Tbe front of the fifth floor give a noble reception-room, with a beaotrul fireplace and mantel of Nnmidiaa marble and wood. Windows abound, as in ths curd-room below. The other large room of thia floor ia the library, extending along tbe court aide back or the dub office, itself in ths rear of the reception-room and continuous to th hail aud stair, waya, Tao retiring-rooms, closets, etc, occupy ' the space on the north dde of the building on this floor. Over the stair war leading to this floor a colored window will glow in lovely hairnonien l be sixth floor is the exhibition floor of the building. Its main sad beautiful feature i the arched dining-room, herewith pictured, having tbe he-gut of two floors or 26 feet the widtn of 39 and the langth or 49 feet On its north sids are two fire-place in ahailow nichea On its south sre several great rectangular windows, surmounted by oiher arched in form. On th . east or street side the view shown in the accompanTiug cut are the window there Indicated, and the aduiaoual ones in the double axoh abo'S. Tue conspicuous feature of tue west side cf the hall is an balcony above the main entrance. Ti e wails ars to be tinted, and if tha harpy thought of : tne club's architect. Air. J. L. b..ot.ej. to foiiotrcd tilers will bs painted upon, or attached to, tha wails of the room, ust beneath tue spring of t!:e main arch, a succession of bearing the arms or seals of the leadiistr colle-es roure-ented ia the club. Two bulimia are ail.usu&i .

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