The first ball this season of the Family Circle
Dancing Class, better known as the F.C.D.C., was
given last night at Delmonico's. The F.C.D.C. balls
are merely smaller editions of the Patriarch balls,
the chief difference being that they begin earlier
in the evening, and are limited to a smaller number
of guests. they are also arranged so as to break the
intervals between the Patriarch balls and therefore
form a complement to the latter. The other dates for
this season are Jan. 23 and Feb. 20, and what is
known as an "extra" will be given on April 11. The
decorations of the rooms last night were in most
respects the same as on the occasion of the recent
Patriarchs' ball. Plants and flowers filled the
hallways and recesses, and the small apartment
adjoining the south-west corner of the ball-room was
fitted up as a conservatory. The windows of the
ball-room were hung with rich silver damask
curtains, and the floor was covered with white
crash. Supper was served up stairs at 12 o'clock in
the large room on the Broadway side, which was
lighted with pink lights to contrast with the pale
straw-colored lights used in the ball-room. The
halls and parlors were also illuminated with pink
The ball consisted mainly of the cotillion, which
began at 12:30, under the leadership of Mr. J.
Ridgeway Moore, and was participated in by about
fifty couples. Altogether about 250 persons were
present. A notable feature of the evening was the
presence of the Nation's French guests, who will
sail for Europe today. They are Gen. Boulanger, Col.
Bossau, the Comte de Beaumont, the Comte d'Ollone,
the Vicomte d'Ollone, the Vicomte de Noailles, the
Baron H. d'Aboville, the Baron C. d'Aboville, M.G.
de Sahune, Lieut de Sahune, the Comte de Gouvello,
M. Octave de Pusy, and the Comte de l'Estrade. Among
the assembled company were Col. and Mrs. S.V.R.
Cruger, Mrs. Brockholst Cuthing, Gen. and Mrs.
George B. McClellan, Miss McClellan, Mr. A. Butler
Duncan, Miss Duncan, Mrs. Dresser, Miss Dresser,
Mrs. Jonathan Edwards, Miss Edwards, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Goelet, Mr. and Mrs. Ogden Goelet, Mr. and
Mrs. J.N.A. Griswold, Miss Griswold, Mr. and Mrs.
Louis C. Hammersley, Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Haven, Miss
Alice Haven, Mrs. C.B. Hoffman, Miss Hoffman, Mr.
Hoffman, Miss Amy B. Hewitt, Mr. C. Johnston, Miss
Fannie Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Iselin, Mr.
and Mrs. C. O'D. Iselin, Mr. and Mrs. Pierre
Lorillard, Col. and Mrs. Delancey Kane, Mr. and Mrs.
Adrian Iselin, Miss Iselin, Miss Mary Mason Jones,
Mrs. Julian James, Mr. Arthur M. Jones, Miss Sybil
Kane, Mr. S.N. Kane, Mr. Walter F. Kingsland, Mrs.
Maturin Livingston, Miss Livingston, Mr. Johnston
Livingston, Miss Livingston, Miss Silvie Livingston,
Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Morgan, Jr., Mr. William Starr
Miller, Mr. Ogden Mills, Mrs. William Oothout, Miss
Oothout, Mr. F.H. Phipps, Mr. P. Marie, Miss S.S.
Marie, Mr. and Mrs. Manton Marble, Mr. T. Maitland,
Miss E.E. Morgan, Mr. M. Morgan, Mr. Henry B.
Livingston, Mr. E. De Puyster Livingston, Mr. J.H.
Jones, Miss Carrie Riggs, Mr. and Mrs. T. Roosevelt,
Miss Roosevelt, Mr. and Mrs. George Robbias, Miss
Robbins, Mr. Julian Robbins, Mrs. De Ruyter, Mr.
Oakley Rhinelander, Mr. S. Howland Robbins, Mr.
Lispenard Stewart, Miss Minnie Stewart.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Sheldon, Mrs. F.G. Swan, Miss
Fannie Swan, Mrs. Paran Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. James
B. Toler, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Townsend, Miss
Townsend, Mr. Frederick W. Stevens, Miss Stevens,
Mr. J. Frederick Tams, Mr. F.G. Witherbee, Mr. and
Mrs. C. Vanderbilt, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Waterbury,
Mrs. Smith Van Buren, the Misses Van Buren, Mr.
Martin Van Buren, Mr. M.A. Wilks, Mr. F.D. Weeks,
Mr. and Mrs. F. Yznaga, Miss Ashmore, Mr. G.C.
Allen, Mr. Philip Allen, Mr. Alexander Baring, Mr.
F.H. Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Bend, Mrs.
Bird, Miss Bird, Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Baldwin, Mr. J.
Drayton Burrill, Miss Kate Bulkley, Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd S. Bryce, Mr. Samuel Colgate, Mr. A.S. Carhart,
Miss Chamberlain, of Cleveland; Gen. Crawford, Mr.
Royal Phelps, the Misses Carroll, Mr. J. L.
Cadwalader, Mr. R.R. Colgate, Mr. W.B. Cooper, Mr.
E. Du Vivier, Mr. H.C. Emmet, Miss Endicott, Mr.
Charles Emmet, Miss Emmet, Mr. Herman L'R. Emmet,
Mr. Haliburton Fales, Mr. Frank G. Griswold, Mr.
George Griswold, Jr., Mr. J.B. Grosvenor, Mr. W.H.
J. Graham, Mr. Center Hitchcock, Mr. J. Hooker
Hammersley, Mr. John G. Heckscher, Mr. J.Low
Harriman, Mr. G.G. Howland, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. J.
Smith Hadden, Mr. William Johnston, Mr. Arthur M.
Jones, Mr. Shipley Jones, Mr. Oliver K. King, Mr.
Grenville Kane, Mr. John P. Kingsford, Mr. D.B. Lee,
Mr. Herman R. Le Roy, Mr. Arthur Leary, Mr. Stanley
Mortimer, Mr. Richard Mortimer, Jr., Mr. Philip S.
Miller, Mr. T. Meyer, Mr. Harry Oelrichs, Miss
Oelrichs, Mr. C.G. Peters, Mr. Edwin A. Post, Miss
Emily O. Post, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Pell, Mr.
Wyckliffe Preston, Mr. Morgan G. Post, Mrs. Edward
Potter, Miss Ethel Potter, Mr. and Mrs. James
Roosevelt, Mr. F.M. Rutherford, Mr. H. de B. Routh,
Miss Routh, Mr. F.K. Sturgis, Mr. W.R. STewart, Miss
Mary R. Stewart, Mr. Charles E. Strong, Mr. F.A.
Schermerhorn, Mr. R.J. Travers, Mr. J. Thomas, Mr.
Herbert A. Weeks, Mr. Egerton Winthrop, Mr. George
Henry Warren, Mr. G.H. Warran, Jr., Mr. B.S. Welles,
Miss Welles, Mr. B. Welles, Gen. Alexander S.
Webb,and the Misses Webb.