bachelors' ball which took place at the Waldorf
last night will occupy a lasting and notable
place in the annals of the social functions of
this city. From the standpoint of exclusiveness
alone the ball deserves to rank among the
smartest of the smart affairs of the season. The
dance was full of vivacity. But the ball will be
chiefly remembered for the exquisite and unique
beauty of the decorations of the several rooms
set aside for the use of the guests
independently of the ballroom. These decorations
were designed and supervised by G. C. Boldt, the
manager of the Waldorf.
The guests entered the hotel by the western
door, and at once found themselves in a long
lane of green foliage. The walls and top of this
sylvan arbor bore gleaming fruit in the shape of
thousands of tiny and colored incandescent
lights. At the northern end of the lane were the
elevators, partly covered by leaves and flowers.
The reception room, situated midway between the
drawing room and the Neapolitan buffet, was a
marvel of loveliness. The eastern and western
ends were separated from the other rooms by huge
crimson curtains, looped back with gold ropes
and festoons of roses. The northern end of this
room was completely hidden by terraces of palms
and calla lilies. From the corners towered giant
palms and ferns.
In the drawing room were clumps of palms,
interspersed with onyx lamps with Guinea-gold
Mr. Boldt, however, reserved his final effort
for the room in which was the Neapolitan buffet.
The buffet, itself, which occupied the southern
end of the apartment, was backed by old gold and
heliotrope plush curtains, in the centre of
which were incandescent lamps forming the
monogram, "K.B.B." On each side of the buffet
was a gigantic cornucopia of gilt wicker, from
which poured a stream of fruit of all kinds.
Massive silver epergnes, the edges of each
salver of which were fringed with electric
lights, were filled with fruits and placed at
intervals in and about the buffet. An ingenious
arrangement of grape clusters and electric
lights gave charming color effects. Pyramids of
fruit filled in the odd corners, and flowers in
profusion were everywhere. The food in the
buffet also did its share to make the room
attractive. The buffet was open the entire
evening, and the Winter garden adjoining, in
which the supper proper was served, was opened
at 1:30 A.M.
The corridor at the northern end
of the ballroom and the conservatory at the
western end of the room were converted into bits
of fairyland in the way as were the entrances
for the guests. In the conservatory, however,
electric morning glories took the place of the
parli-colored lights in the entrance ways. The
ballroom itself was not decorated.
The cotillion favors were beautiful, and
consisted of Prince of Wales ostrich tips, fans,
long ribbons, bearing the name and date of the
function, strings of bells, and choice sprays of
French flowers. There were five favor figures.
Mrs. Whitney Warren and Mrs.. Ogden Mills
received the guests on behalf of the Bachelors.
Mrs. Brockholst Cutting, who was to have
received also, withdrew on account of recent
death in her family.
The cotillion was danced at 1:30 A.M., and was
led alone by W. Ritchie.
The bachelor subscribers to the ball were
Richmond Aulick, James F. Bacon, Perry Belmont,
Stewart M. Brice, R. McLeod Cameron, Hamilton W.
Carey, Alfred N. Coats, Francis Brockhoist
Cutting, William Cutting, Jr., William Gordon
Fellows, Theodore Frelinghuysen, Center
Hitchcock, J. Woodward Haven, Woodbury Kane,
John Watson Lawrence, Cambridge Livingston, H.
Ray Miller, Robert Shaw Minturn, Herbert D.
Robbins, Peter Lorillard Ronalds, Reginald
Ronalds, Charles E. Sands, Robert Cornell Sands,
Francis Skinner, Jr., Louis Barton Strong, Henry
Richmond Taylor, Robert B. Van Courtlandt,
Worthington Whitehouse, Matthew Astor Wilkes, J.
Baron Willing, and Richard T. Wilson, Jr.
Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Appleton, Mr. and
Mrs. Ward McAllister, Miss McAllister, Mr. and
Mrs. E.L. Baylies, Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Bend, Mrs.
Bend, Miss Brewster, Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Bacon,
Jr., C.C. Baldwin, J.D.R. Baldwin, Miss Baldwin,
Miss Edith Bishop, E. H. Bulkleley, Gen. and
Mrs. Lloyd Bryce, James L. Breese, Mr. and Mrs.
William Burden, Henry W. Biby, Mr. and Mrs.. H.
Le Grand Cannon, Sir Roderick Cameron, the
Misses Cameron, T.F. Cushing, Miss Cushing, Miss
Clews, Col. and Mrs. S.V.R. Cruger, Mr. and Mrs.
Elisha Dyer, Jr., Mr. George Vanderbilt, the
Misses Whitney, Miss L. de P. Webb, Miss Marie
Winthrop, Dr. and Mrs. W. Seward Webb, Mr. and
Mrs. J.M. Waterbury, Miss Wilson, Mr. and Mrs.
L. K. Wilmerding, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Davis,
the Misses Duer, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald De Koven,
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Elliot, John G. Furman, Miss
Fellows, Mr. and Mrs. George D. Forrest, Mr. and
Mrs. C.G. Francklyn, Mr. Gilbert, Miss Fair, C.
Grand Le Farge, Commodore and Mrs. Gerry, F.
Gray Griswold, Miss Marie Rose De Garmendia,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Havemeyer, Mr. and
Mrs. T.A. Havemeyer, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. J. Borden
Harriman, Robert L. Hargous, Col. and Mrs.
William Jay, Miss Sybil Kane, S. Nicholson Kay,
Miss Kipp, Miss Anita Lawrence, the Misses
Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. James Lawrence, William
Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. J.F.D. Lanier, Miss Maud
Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mortimer, Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Mortimer, Mr. Peter Mable, the
Misses Chanler, Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Potter,
Mr. and Mrs. F.K. Pendleton, Julian Potter,
Alfred Post, Miss Post, Miss Eleanor Robinson,
Mr. and Mrs. Whitelaw Reid, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney
Dillon Ripley, Mr. and Mrs. Karrick Z. Riggs,
Francis B. Riggs, Mrs. Paran Stevens, Mr. and
Mrs. Marion Story, Miss Sybil Sherman, Mr.
Appleton Smith, Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Sloane, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Sloane, the Misses Sloane, Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Stevens, Mr. G.N. Tooker, Miss
Tooker, Mr. and Mrs. H.A.C. Taylor, William
The out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs.
T.S. Bradlee, Llewellyn Barry, the Misses Brice,
Miss Louisa Cushing, Miss Olivia Cushing, Albert
Fairfax, John Ford, Miss Goddard, R.B. Hay,
Capt. Helbert, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Livingston,
Miss Katherine Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. F.H.
Prince, Count Sierstorpff, William Rathbone, Dr.
Archibald G. Thompson, Miss Sara Thompson, Frank
Thompson, Miss Anne Thompson, Miss Willing,
Count de Laugier Rillar, the Marquis de Pateuad,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Burnham, Miss Marie
Stirling, Mr. and Mrs. Bacon, J. Gennadius,
Baron von Hoffmann, Miss Palfrey, Bryce Allen,
The dresses and jewels of the women quests were
remarkable for their beauty.