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MAY 7 , 1908
R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS CO. PRINTERS
List of Officers
From May 2nd, 1883, to May 7, 1884
EDMUND J. DOERING, M. D.
HENRY T. BYFORD, M. D.
D. A. K. STEELE, M. D.
Secretary and Treasurer
L T. POTTER, M. D.
DRS. E. J. DOERING
L. T. POTTER
List of Officers
From May 7th, 1908, to May 1, 1909
FRANK S. JOHNSON
E. W. ANDREWS
J. C. HOAG
Secretary and Treasurer
R. W. BISHOP
IFE'S SWEETEST ASSOCIATIONS
ARE OUTSIDE THE REALM OF
PHYSIOLOGIC SENSE ; ARE WITH
THE GOOD THINGS WE PER-
CEIVE IN NATURE AND IN MAN.
J q AS WE LEARN TO SEE AND
TO LOVE THE GLORIES OF NATURE, SO WE
LEARN TO SEE AND TO LOVE THOSE
QUALITIES IN MAN WHICH MAPJC THE GOOD
WITHIN — THOSE QUALITIES WHICH CON-
STITUTE THE PART THAT IS TO BE ETERNAL.
THE EXISTENCE OF SUCH QUALITIES IS THE
BASIS OF FRIENDSHIP— THE EXCHANGE OF
APPRECIATION, THE CEMENT OF FRIENDSHIP
THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS
ENTLEMEN and fellows in heart,
this meeting signals our silver an-
niversary; with it we round out
a quarter of a Century of growing good fel-
lowship — of mutual understanding and
Of ourselves, as we know each other, each
has his own adduction, his own gravitational
force that draws and holds the others to him ;
each his own light that designates him from
We were from the first a systemic unit in
feeling, and in loyalty to each other — a unit
of harmony in a seething, tumultuous city — a
quiet, unobtrusive company that never aimed
at corporate influence, was indeed never
known as a body (though parenthetically it
may be said, sotto-voce, that "the Twenty-
second Street crowd" was at one time held
responsible for a succession of nominations and
elections of presidents of a prominent Medical
Each member has his own lines of force,
and we have good reason to be proud of the
useful activities of all.
We have colle&ively among us many phases
of mind and character that enhance the others,
and forms of appreciation and of activity that
stimulate the others. We both knowingly and
unconsciously support and encourage each
other — we draw strength and inspiration
from each other. All the good that each of
us possesses is given freely to the others —
reciprocity of service and good will.
The original group that founded our club
has been both enlarged and shorn.
Time and fate have taken three members
from us, one by earthly circumstance, our
light-hearted brother, now a wanderer, and
two, by the relentless hand of Death, have been
carried beyond return : Randolph of charming,
facile wit and elegance of manner, our match-
less raconteur, and Purdy of punctilious dignity
— of technical precision, with a nice appre-
ciation of engraved portraiture, whose warmth
of feeling was as the pearl, to be sought in
the depths, and when found prized.
Fortune has kindly saved for us all the
others — and we see with us now, as they
pass by in friendly review, those qualities and
characteristics we have learned to love and
admire in each.
IN one: We see a broad, practical, sturdy mind,
keen insight, ready judgment, the determined will
of premeditated success ; one whose abilities and
strength have been freely given to the advancement
of his profession, and to the purification and improve'
ment of his state; one whose tender warmth of
friendship has made him dear to those who know
N another : Kindness of manner, farsighted intui-
tion, the convincing persuasiveness and pragmatic
reasonableness of the manager of men, who aims
at results with no thought of self.
AND again : We welcome a spirit of dominant
J—\ earnestness, warmth of heart, fineness of feel'
ing, acuteness of perception, strength of char-
acter, and an enfolding generosity that includes us all
in its warm embrace, while he infuses us with his
enthusiasm and his gaiety.
AND gliding in upon us like the dawn of a June
day, we feel the gentle effulgence of quiet and
peace and culture — the presence of a well
stored mind, and a soul whose influence is for good ;
an example to us all of patience and serenity, of
refinement and self-control.
A ND following : Is our lovable, wholehearted
J—\ Teuton, whose genial ways, and personal
attractiveness, and charm of manner, and
splendid mental gifts and acquisitions, secure for him
our love and respect.
CLOSE in wake is a quiet, appreciative soul,
loving all things delectable; a placid, moral
force that stands for the conservation of right,
and helps to keep the balance of justice even.
N turn, too, comes the spirit of optimism in our
cheery member of enviable manners, serene,
appreciative and benign, of never failing good
humor, and good will toward every man.
ND then comes earnestness and skill, learning,
judgment, in one by nature richly endowed
with an instinctive gentleness, with bubbling
fun, and a charming manner.
IN another : We see penetration of mind that lays
bare the confli&ing things of life, opens up to us
the humor and the pathos of events, the truth
and the shams. He has shown us the workings of
his buoyant mind, that refuses to be burdened with
sorrows, but turns light upon the humorous findings
in the tragedies of life. The world smiles with him,
when with another it would sigh.
T II 7ITH us, too, we see comprehensive mental
\/ V / vision, and dominant purpose nobly directed,
guided by splendid judgment, a keen reading
of character and of the signs of events, and an over^
mastering sense of justice. His splendid qualities,
coupled with an iron frame to carry the burden of
all that the mind devises, are freely given to useful
public service, and suffusing all, a warmth of feeling
and delicacy of sense that insures the highest uses
of his gifts.
WE rejoice also in another man of action :
hearty, wholesome, virile, prompt and efl>
cient, cheery and thoughtful in turn, open^
minded and warno hearted, infusing energy into all
things and all men.
A ND another : Deep steeped in kindness and
Z-\ sweetness, whose patience with us all is one
warrant to us of his ardent good will, for
which our deep appreciation is, 1 fear, scant return.
ND still another: Dear to us of old, one of
marked mental poise and original mind, ardent
in sport, an irresistible dialectician - «- of amiable
joviality, bringing cheer wherever he comes.
IN the next we see imperturbability, richness of
mind, ingenuity, skill and a confidence born of
experience; sphynx^like silence, but on occasion
a ready, facile tongue, and a deep appreciation of all
things good - « a love of the water and the woods,
those solitudes so suited to his silent moods.
AND still we have others : One of quiet, unpre-
I— \ suming merit, an example alike to the preten^
tious, and the careless, and having withal the
charm of good fellowship and kindly feeling, one
whose good deeds have brightened many homes,
but who lets not his left hand know what his right
E also see reticent, dignified scholarship,
literary charm, a wide mental horizon,
unbiased judgment of almost mathematical
precision, affability, and grace of manner,
and cultured taste.
A ND again: Roaring good humor, with fairness
/— \ and generosity as dominant traits, a broad,
inductive mind, a tender sympathy, and a
passionate love of nature, an inclusive fondness for
all good things, both animate and inanimate.
ND, too : We glory in a strength and gentleness
and kindly touch that searches out the faults
the human frame. This same strength
and kindness blossoms in our garden of friendship,
with charming grace that fascinates us all, and
warms our souls.
WE also have the calm, judicial type, severe,
imposing, but behind whose austere front
glows a wholesome heart, and whose
twinkling eye betrays the subtle prank he is ever
tempted to play upon mankind (or womankind).
ND lastly : One who aims to draw inspiration
from all these good examples before him,
and who thanks them all in friendship's name
for their good will and their presence here