The dancing classes have made the week a field one.
They opened it with a dance at Mrs. John D. Jones's
house on Monday, where a dance was given for Mrs.
Jones's niece. Miss Louise Floyd-Jones, and where
the young guests all came with powdered hair and
patches on their faces. The sight was a very pretty
one, as may well be imagined. Among those who took
part in the cotillion, which was led by Mr.
Alexander Hadden, were Miss Zerega, Miss Lentilhon,
Miss Coudert. Mrs. Pelham Clinton, and others of the
same set. The favors were exceptionally tasteful and
On Monday evening, also there met at Mrs. Isaac
Townsend's, in West Twenty-fifth street, what is
known as the Rosebud Dancing Class, composed of
young girls not yet out. This dance was given for
young Miss Bend, a granddaughter of Mrs. Townsend.
The Orthopedic Ball of Wednesday night, for the
success of which Miss Furniss and Mrs. Whitney
labored so assiduously to keep exclusive, was, as
last year, more or less of a success. The atmosphere
of the ball was very much like a usual Delmonico
one, and one person present in summing it up
described it as a cross between a Junior Patriarch's
and a cotillion.
There were comparatively few girls of the younger
set present, but an abundance of men, which somehow
gave the impression that some wealthy patroness had
purchased a cartload of tickets and distributed them
wholesale at the clubs. The larger part of this
masculine contingent effectually blocked up the main
doorway and narrowed the dancing space, made its
presence felt at supper, and was missing in the
Mr. Thomas Howard led the cotillion and Lander
the orchestra, and so all the requirements of a
Delmonico ball were met. The favors were composed of
bunches of red roses, which, before their use in the
cotillion, formed parts of huge bouquets that hung
between the mirrors, thus combining economy with
utility and beauty.
Some handsome gowns were worn, notably by Mrs.
George Merritt, Miss Constance Schack, Miss Zerega,
Miss Julia Van Duzer, and Miss Fannie Tailer. The
supper arrangements were on the most lavish scale,
and champagne flowed more freely than at an
Assembly. It is understood that the ball cost about
$4.80 per head for those present, which will leave a
pleasant percentage for the charity for which it was