The second Patriarch's ball of this season was
given last evening at Delmonico's, and it was a
remarkably brilliant social event. The ball-room,
parlors, and halls were elaborately decorated with
laurel, magnolia, ivy, and white camellias. The
mirrors were framed in white camellias. Against the
walls baskets of flowers were hung on a background
of ivy, and bouquets were suspended from the
chandeliers. The ball began about 11 o'clock, and
waltzes and quadrilles occupied the interval until
supper, which was served at 12:30 in the restaurant
down stairs. The upper supper-room was open from the
beginning to the end of the ball, and there could be
had such light refreshments as ices, champagne,
bouillon, &c. The cotillion began at 1:30 o'clock
and continued until 3. It embraced about 80 couples,
and was led by Mr. William Parsons, who danced with
Mrs. Robert Goelet.
Among the persons present were the Viscountess
Mandeville, Mrs. Albert Gallatin, Miss Astor, Mrs.
Walter Grove, of England: Mr. and Mrs. W.K.
Vanderbilt, Col. and Mrs. S.V. R. Cruger, N.M.
Beckwith, Miss Beckwith, William Cutting, J.V.
Parker, Mr. and Mrs. G.S. Bowdin, J.W. Clendennin,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goelet, Augustus Schermerhorn,
Van Horn Stuyvesant, G.G. Tennant, of England; Mr.
and Mrs. Adrian Iselin, Miss Iselin, Mr. and Mrs.
Bayard Cutting, Col. and Mrs. Delancey Kane, Mr. and
Mrs. J.P. Kernochan, S. Nicholson Kane, Marquis de
Piro Testaterrata, of Malta; Louis Von Hoffman, Mrs.
Heywood Cutting, Miss Cutting, Col. Ward McAllister,
Miss McAllister, the Hon. Arthur Cadogan. of
England; Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Morgan, Jr., Miss
Prescott, of Bosto9n; Pelham Clinton, of England;
Mr. and Mrs. Barrios, of Guatemala; the Hon. James
G. Blaine, Mrs. H.L. Higginson, of Boston; Mrs.
Skinner, of Boston, and Commodore and Mrs. Baldwin.