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Young Misses of Society Dancing
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 varied.
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.
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.