Chicago Tribune

Clifford W. Barnes Elected President at Annual Meeting.
Noted Men Accept Invitations to Speak After October.

The annual meeting and election of officers of the Sunday Evening Club was held yesterday at the Mid-Day club. The organization will close its yearís work with the meeting in the Orchestra hall Sunday evening, when Maj. Gen. Frederick D. Grant, commander of the department of the lakes, and Gen. O.O. Howard, U.S.A retired, will be the speakers. David R. Forgan will read the scripture test.

Marvin Hugitt and Chauncey Keep were elected on the board of trustees to fill vacancies. The following officers were reelected:

President — Clifford W. Barnes.

Vice-Presidents — Adolphus C. Bartlett, John G. Shedd, Frank H. Armstrong, Charles L. Hutchinson, Richard C. Hall.

Secretary — Phillip L. James.

Treasurer — John T. Pirie, Jr.

Trustees for Next Three Years

These trustees, in addition to Mr. Hughitt and Mr. Keep, will serve three years: Clifford W. Barnes, William C. Boyden, J. Lewis Cochran, Henry P. Crowell, Thomas A. Hall, Franklin MacVeagh, Howard Van D. Shaw, and Towner K. Webster.

Resolutions of thanks to THE TRIBUNE and other newspapers for their cooperation in the work of the club were adopted unanimously. The club will have held thirty-seven meetings, including the closing meeting, since the opening of the season in October. An average of more than 2,000 persons have attended each meeting.

Menís League to Renew Activity

Plans for the next yearís work included renewed activity on the part of the Menís league of the club, which numbers more than 500 members. For Speakers next season, which opens on the first Sunday of October, the officers have invited clergymen and orators of national and international reputation.

Among those who have accepted invitations to speak are: William De Witt Hyde, president of Bowdoin college; Edwin A. Alderman, president of the University of Virginia; Dr. Lymann Abbott, Dr. Charles Aked, pastor of "Rockefellerís Church," the fifth Avenue Baptist church, New York; James Bryce, British ambassador; Gov. Hughes, William J. Bryand and Associate Justice Brewer of the United States Supreme Court.


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