The first Patriarchs' ball of this season was
given last evening at Delmonico's and proved a very
successful affair. Four hundred and fifty
invitations were issued, but there were not more
than about 375 persons present. There was no attempt
at elaborate floral decoration of the ballroom, but
the floor was covered by new white crash to protect
the ladies' dresses from injury, and the ordinary
lambrequins and curtains were taken down and
replaced by silver damask curtains of rich pattern.
For the first time, too, in the history of the
Patriarch balls, the ball-room was lighted with a
pale, straw-colored light, which is now in vogue in
Paris. The room on the Broadway side of the
ball-room, better known as the upper supper-room was
converted into a salon where tea, chocolate, and
ices were served. To furnish a pleasing contrast
with the ball-room the salon was lighted with a pink
light. The room south of the salon was turned into a
conservatory. The halls were also filled with plants
and flowers and lighted with pink light. A smaller
ball-room was extemporized out of the drawing-room
on Fifth-avenue, where music was furnished by a
separate orchestra. Supper was served at 12:30 in
the restaurant on the ground floor. A very
attractive feature of the ball was the number of
debutantes present. They were Miss Dresser, Miss
Winthrop, Miss Schieffelin, Miss Edith K. Carow,
Miss Fannie Swan, Miss Adele Townsend, Miss Emily
Hoffman, Miss Witherspoon, Miss Kattie Witherspoon,
Miss Grace Potter, Miss Constance Bowden, Miss
Florence Clarke, and Miss Gertrude Cheever.
The cotillion was begun at 1 o'clock under the
leadership of Col. De Lancey Kane. Among the ladies
dancing on each side of Col. Kane were Miss
Beckwith, Miss Kernochan, Miss Livingston, Miss
Carroll, Miss Rives, Miss McAllister, Miss Warren,
Miss Welles, and Miss Johnson. Among the
non-resident guests were Gen. and Mrs. U.S. Grant,
Senator and Mrs. Don Cameron, of Pennsylvania; Sir
Savill Crossby, of England: M. de Vilt, of the
diplomatic corps: Mr. and Mrs. T. Cushing, of
Boston; Miss M. Whiting and Miss S. Whiting, of
Newport; Mr. and Mrs. Algernon Sartoris, of England;
Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Peabody, of Boston; ex-Senator
Frelinghuysen and Miss Frelinghuysen, of New Jersey;
Rear-Admiral and Mrs. Le Roy, Capt. Robert Emmet,
United States Navy; Robert Garrett, of Baltimore;
Samuel Dixin, of Philadelphia; Gordon McDonald, of
England: Percival Drayton, of Washington; the Misses
Carroll, of Maryland; Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Stephenson,
of England; Miss Godman, of Boston; Rear-Admiral
Wyman, Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Schlesinger, of
Boston; Miss Chamberlain, of Cleveland; Miss Mary
Perkins, of Boston; Prescott Lawrence, of Boston,
and Count Henckel, of Germany.
Among the resident guests were Mr. and Mrs. N.M.
Beckwith, Miss Beckwith, Mrs. Brockholst Cutting,
Mr. and Mrs. William Post, Mr. W.F. Kingsland, Miss
Berryman, Mrs. George L. Ronalds, Mr. F. Witherbee,
Mr. F. Gebhard, Mr. Egerton Winthrop, Mr. and Mrs.
Manton Marble, Mr. John G. Heckscher, Mrs. Wright,
Miss Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sheldon, the
Misses Clift, Mr. Alexander Hadden, Col. and Mrs.
S.V.R. Cruger, Mr. Center Hitchcock, Mr. and Mrs.
George S. Bowdoin, Miss Bowdoin, Miss K. Riggs, Miss
S.S. Marie, Miss Davis, Mr. and Mrs. William
Turnbull, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Mr. and
Mrs. F.R. Jones, Mr. J. V. Parker, Mr. Arthur Leary,
Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Hoffman, Miss Hoffman, Mr.
Clendenin, Mr. Goold H. Redmond, Mr. and Mrs.
Jonathan Edwards, Mr. Charles Hillhouse, Mrs.
Dresser, Miss Dresser, John W. Russell, Mr. and Mrs.
Stuyvesant Fish, B.S. Wells, Miss Welles, B. Welles,
Jr., Miss Grace Stebbins, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Stewart,
Augustus Schermerhorn, Robert Goelet, Dr. Dawson,
Dr. Duncan Emmet, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lord, Carroll
Bryce, Campbell Steward, Mr. and Mrs. Ogden Goelet,
John Suydam, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. William Gibon, Mr.
and Mrs. R.T. Wilson, Miss Kneeland, F.H. Baldwin.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Cruger, Robert Hone,
Miss Lucy Tuckerman, J. Hooker Hammersley, Commodore
and Mrs. Baldwin, Gen. and Mrs. Di Cesnola, Miss Di
Cesnola, Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Haven, George Griswold,
Jr. Mr. and Mrs. De Ruyter, Miss De Ruyter, Mr. and
Mrs. Columbus O'D, Iselin, Morgan Post, Mr. and Mrs.
James M. Waterbury, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Woolsey, Miss
Work, Mrs. T. Addis Emmet, J. P. Kernochan and Miss
Kernochan, Goold Hoyt, Mrs. J.P. Roche, Geraldin
Redmond, Miss Jerome, Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Hayes, Col.
and Mrs. De Lancey Kans, S.M. Kane, F. Gray
Griswold, Mr. and Mrs. Lorillard, Mrs. Paran
Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Lorillard, Jr., Mrs.
Maturin Livingston, Miss Livingston, Miss Hoyt, Mr.
and Mrs. Nicholas Fish, Morgan G. Barnwell, Mr. and
Mrs. H.B. Livingston, Stanley Mortimer, W. Beekman,
Gen. and Mrs. McClellan, Miss McClellan, Henry
Marquand, Ogden Mills, George Witherspoon, Jr.,
Robert Endicott, Miss Endicott, Mr. and Mrs. E.
Luckemeyer, William Cutting, Mr. and Mrs. William K.
Vanderbilt, Bayard Clark, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Clews, Mr. J.L. Harriman, Frederick Thompson, Bayard
Tuckerman, F.D. Weeks, J. Frederick Toms, Mrs.
Oothout, Miss Oothout, J. Creighton Webb, Howard
Potter, Miss Grace Potter, Gen. Crawford, C.C.
Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. James K. Gracie, C. Montague
Ward, William Lee, Edwin A. Post, Miss Emily O.
Post, Harry Johnson, Duncan Harris, Miss Helen
Beekman, Mrs. William Cruger Pell, William Potter,
Mrs. Edward Potter, Miss Ethel Potte.
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Purdy, Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Moran, Howland Pell, Mr. and Mrs. Chester
Griswold, Miss Cress, the Misses Cress, John
Rutherfurd, Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Rives, Mr. and Mrs.
Francis R. Rives, the Misses Rives, Mr. and Mrs. C.
Robert, Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Francklyn, Mr. and Mrs.
Remsen, the Misses Remsen, Mr. and Mrs. T.
Roosevelt, Miss A. L. Roosevelt, Miss C. Roosevelt,
Miss H.M. Townsend, Miss Moran, J.W. Rasim, J.S.
Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Bronson, Mr. and
Mrs. Duncan Cryder, Miss Farragut, A.V.H.
Stuyvesant, Frederick W. Stevens, Mr. and Mrs.
Philip Sands, Mr. and Mrs. Bayard Cutting, Mr. and
Mrs. Earnest H. Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Rutherfurd, Russell Stebbins, Lispenard Stewart,
Miss STewart, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Kane, Miss Butler
Duncan, Mrs. W.C. Schermerhorn, Mr. and Mrs. E.N.
Tailer, the Misses Tailer, Miss Emily Erving, Miss
Welles, B. S. Welles, B. Welles, Oakley Rhinelander,
Herbert C. Pell, Julian Robbins, Gen. and Mrs.
Alexander S.Webb, the Misses Webb, Mr. and Mrs. T.B.
Musgrave, H. Le Grand Cannon, Miss Emily Pell, Mrs.
L. Carroll, Buchanan Winthrop, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Hoffman, Frank Winthrop, R. Sydam Grant, Mr. and
Mrs. Luther Kountze, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Irvin, Mr.
and Mrs. Byron K. Stevens, E. L. Wilks, Grenville
Among the most noticeable toilets were the
following: Miss Fannie Swan wore a white tulle dress
embroidered on the front with daisies, and trimmed
at the hem with garniture of the same flowers. The
corsage was of white satin, low neck, and ornamented
with a bouquet of daisies. Miss Endicott wore pink
silk polka dot tulle, with a garniture of moss rose
buds on each side. Mrs. Newcomb wore shrimp-colored
satin trimmed with gold and crystal embroidery, the
front trimmed with begonia leaves and flowers. Miss
Georgie Remsen's dress was of white tulle, with
silver grass front, and was trimmed with silver lace
and white satin ribbons. Miss Lizzie Remsen wore
white silk polka dot tulle trimmed with Spanish lace
and blue satin ribbons. Miss Nellie Webb wore white
tulle trimmed with blue ostrich feathers and blue
satin ribbons. Miss Bessie Webb wore white tulle
festooned with bunches of gold grapes. Miss Robbins
wore white tulle trimmed with bands of white satin
edged with silver lace. Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt
wore salmon-colored satin trimmed with roses. Miss
Lizzie Le Roy wore white, the front beaded with