Brilliant Gatherings to welcome young misses into
society. Mr. and Mrs. Egbert Guernsey and Miss
Guernsey, of No. 526 Fifth avenue, gave a large
reception from 4 to 7 o'clock last evening. The
parlors were prettily decorated with flowers and
plants. Mrs. Guernsey and her daughter were assisted
in receiving by Miss Charlotte Skinner, Mrs. Henry
Copinger, Miss Neilson, Miss Alice Chapin, Miss
Clara Davidson, Miss May Wynkoop, and Miss Alice
Catlin. Mrs. Guernsey wore a dress of black velvet
en train, with old point lace and diamonds. Miss
Guernsey's costume was cream-colored satin, with
long train, neck cut décolleté, and short sleeves.
It was embroidered with roses of natural shades. The
supper was by Clark.
One thousand invitations were
sent out. Among those present were Gen. and Mrs.
U.S. Grant, Col. and Mrs. Fred Grant, Mr. and Mrs.
James Brokaw, Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Chapin, Gen. and
Mrs. Winfield Scott Hancock, Mrs. Bliss, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Osborn, Miss Lever, Mr. and Mrs. Jay
Gould, Mr. George Gould, Mr. J.A. Cropsey, Mme.
Christine Nilsson, Dr. and Mrs. Helmuth, Isaac
Jaffray, the Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix, the Rev. Dr.
Houghton, the Rev. Dr. William F. Watkins, Mrs.
Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. A.K. Phelps, Mr. and Mrs.
George Ballou, Mr. and Mrs. John Bloodgood, Mr. and
Mrs. John H. Sturin, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Carroll,
Mr. and Mrs. William Harper, Fletcher Harper, Mr.
and Mrs. Maurice B. Flynn, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fiske,
Mrs. Augustus Schell, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Pomeroy,
Miss Julia Church, Mrs. F.B. Thurber, and Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Leavitt, of No. 1 East
Fortieth-street, gave a reception yesterday
afternoon and evening in honor of the entrance of
her daughter, Miss Emma Leavitt, into society. Miss
Leavitt wore a costume of white tulle, and was
assisted in receiving by Miss Bulkley, Miss
Heckscher, Miss Linear, Miss Lockwood, Miss Bigelow,
Miss Bird, and Miss Dodge. Among those present were
Mrs. Appleton, Mrs. F.A.P. Barnard, Mrs. W.H.
Vanderbilt, Miss Furniss, Mrs. Ogden Goelet, Mrs.
Havens, Miss Havens, Mrs. J.B. Potter, Mrs. W. H.
Sloan, Mrs. Dana, Mrs. Pierpont Morgan, Mrs. Bradley
Martin, Mrs. Furman, Mrs.Lamson, Mrs. Alden, Mrs.
Winthrop, Mrs. Isaac Townsend, Miss Townsend, and
Mrs. Stephen R. Lesher held a reception yesterday
afternoon at her residence, No. 330 Madison avenue,
to introduce her daughter, Miss Adele Lesher. A
thousand persons were invited. Miss Lesher wore a
rich costume of white tulle trimmed with chenille
drops and white crystal embroidery. Her mother wore
dark blue velvet, with full train. The parlors were
beautifully decorated with flowers and plants. The
collation was served by Pinard.
Mrs. R.V. McKim, of No. 32 West Fifty-eighth street,
gave a large reception yesterday on the occasion of
the entrance into society of her daughter, Miss Mary
A. McKim. She was assisted in receiving by Miss
Laura McKim, Miss Susie McKim, and Mrs. Richard
Church. The debutante wore a white silk brocade,
embroidered with pearl, "Miss Laura McKim wore blue
silk, Mrs. Church was attired in black velvet, and
Mrs. McKim was dressed in red satin, with point lace
trimmings and diamonds. The supper was by Pinard.
Among those present were Miss Carrie Astor, Ward
McAllister, Miss McAllister, Lady Mandeville,
Rhinelander Stewart, Mr. George H. Warren, Miss
Warren, Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Goelet, the Misses Remsen,
Mrs. Paran Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Iselin, Jr.,
and Mrs. W.H. Sloan.
Mrs. Gordon Norrie gave a ball last evening at her
residence, No. 377 Fifth-avenue, at which a large
number attended. After a supper by Pinard, a German