Contrary to the custom during the last nineteen
social seasons, the second ball of the Patriarchs,
held last night at Delmonico's, was as great a
success as the first one of this season, which took
place on the evening of Dec. 10. It was an
exceptionally brilliant affair.
The decorations in the dining room, the upper and
lower halls, and the ballrooms were as elaborate as
those of the first ball, the flowers being entirely
pink in color. The rarest palms and ferns were
artistically arranged in conspicuous nooks, and the
walls and chandeliers of the ballrooms were
festooned with garlands of roses. In the centre of
each table in the dining room was a bouquet of
either roses or orchids.
The arrangement of the dinner tables was also an
innovation upon the traditions of these annual
functions. Each Patriarch had a table of his own,
and he surrounded himself with his own particular
The ball was set on the immense square English
invitations to open at 10 o'clock, but, being an
opera night, it was 11:30 o'clock before all the
guests had appeared and dancing began. For an hour
there were informal round dances and lancers, and
then dinner was served. There were two dinners, one
in the main restaurant and the lobby, and another
served buffet in the small ballroom on the second
floor. The menu was designed to suit the most
particular gourmet among the Patriarchs. Owing to
the great scarcity of canvasback ducks, redheads
were the basis of the dinner, as they will be of the
New Year's ball dinner on Monday night. The wines
At 1:30 A.M. Mr. Elisha Dyer, Jr., with Mrs. Bradley
Martin, led the cotillion, dancing the rapid English
step. Following were 150 Couples, Mrs. Ogden Mills
dancing with Mr. Ward McAllister, Mrs. Clement C.
Moore with Mr. W. Bayard Cutting, and Mrs. Duncan
Elliot with Mr. Edmund L. Baylies. There were no
It was 3:30 o'clock when the music of the Hungarian
Band in the red ballroom and of Lander's Orchestra
in the white and gold ballroom died away.
Of the Patriarchs the following were present at the
ball: William Astor, W.W. Astor, J.N. Alsop
Griswold, Pierre Lorillard, Charles H. Berryman,
George L. Rives, William C. Whitney, J. Townsend
Burden, Smith Clift, Edward Cooper, Robert Goelet,
Elbridge T. Gerry, William Gihon, Ogden Goelet,
George Griswold Haven, W. Bayard Cutting, Johnston
Livingston, James A. Burden, Philip Schuyler, C.
O'D. Iselin, De Lancey Kane, Egerton L. Winthrop,
Hamilton Fish, Jr., Charles Lanier, Ward McAllister,
J. Pierpont Morgan, William Octhout, Charles D.
Dickey, William Cruger Pell, James P. Kernochan,
James Roosevelt, A. Newbold Morris, Adrian Iselin,
Robert G. Remsen, Byam K. Stevens, W. Watts Sherman,
Cornelius Vanderbilt, John Steward, Jr. George S.
Bowdoin, Eugene Schleffellin, Bradley Martin, E.N.
Tailer, George Henry Warren, Matthew Wilks, Edward
Livingston, Alexander S. Webb, Buchanan Winthrop,
George Peabody Wetmore, S.V. R. Cruger, Robert
Among others present were Edward Everett of Boston,
Count and Countesa de Rafignac, Gen. Sorel of
Georgia, Miss Fearn of Boston, Lieut. E. H.
Bellinger, United States Army; Mr. and Mrs. John
Jacob Astor, Meredith Howland, C. Livingston, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. William D.
Sloane, Worthington Whitehouse, Albert La Montague,
F.B. Cutting Thomas Cushing and Mrs. Cushing of
Boston, Frank G. Griswold, Miss Mary Wadsworth, Mrs.
Henry I. Barbey, Mrs. Burke-Roche, Eugene Winthrop
of Paris, Paul Desshanel, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald de
Koven, James G. Parker, Count Janitel of Paris,
J.H.C. Beaumont, Mr. Kersey and Robert Hay of
England, Robert Cutting, Jr., Harry Coster, Miss
Coster, William Harold Brown, Mr. and Mrs. J.A.
Burden, Miss Burden, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney D. Ripley,
Mr. and Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Moran, Clinton Stewart, Stephen Henry Olin, Col.
Crosby, Miss Crosby, Mrs. W. Bayard Cutting, R.
Forbes Hawkes, Mrs. Eugene Cruger, James Otis, Miss
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cooper, Dr. and Mrs. Chauncey M.
Depew, Silas D. Elliott, C.R. Gilliat of England,
George D. Krumbhaar, Miss Merriam Chapin, Miss
Whiting, Miss Edith Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton
Fish, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. James L. Barclay, Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Sloane, Jr., Lispenard Stewart, F.C.
Butler, Miss Arthur, daughter of the late President
Chester A. Arthur; Mrs. Helen R. Remsen, Mrs. Helen
Robinson, Mrs. G.G. Williams, Miss Clara J.
Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Ogden Goelet, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Oelrichs, Theodore Frelinghuysen, G.G.
Haven, J.W. Haven, Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Livingston,
Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Iselin, Mr. and Mrs. George L.
Kingsland, Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Butler, Mr. and Mrs.
Frederic De Peyster, S. Schieffelin Stebbins, Mrs.
De Lancey Kane, Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Potter, Albert
Bierstadt, Miss Kane, Miss Havemeyer.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Pendleton, Mr. and Mrs.
Frederick Wilson, Miss Stevens, T.J. Oakley
Rhinelander, George Preston, and Miss Preston of
Philadelphia; Montgomery Strong, David Clarkson,
Edward Livingston, Frederick Goodridge, Miss
Goodridge, Mrs. Kip, Miss Kip, Mrs. James Lanier,
Mrs. Charles Lanier, Mr. and Mrs. F.K. Hamilton,
Brayton Ives, Miss Ives, Mrs. George B. Post, Jr.;
Mrs. Bradley Martin, Mrs. Jaffrey, Miss Jaffrey.
Mrs. F. Brockholst Cutting, Mrs. J. Tileston Wells,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Suydam, E.A. Octhout, Mr. and
Mrs. H.T. McVickar, John A. Hadden, Jr., McAllister
Green, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Chisolm, Mr. and Mrs.
H.K. Sturges, Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Elliot, Gordon
Fellows, Miss Lusk, Mrs. James Harriman, Miss
Harriman, Mr. and Mrs. P.T. Barlow, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles H. Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard F. Beck
with E. McDougall Hawkes, Julian Kane, Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas Robinson, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Newbold.
Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop Chanler, Nicholas Kane,
Percival Erving, the Misses Chanler, Mrs. Edward
Renshaw Jones, Miss Beatrix Jones, Miss Morgan,
Sidney J. Smith, Mrs. Francis Delafield, Miss L.L.
Sands, Miss Elsie B. Hall, Valentine G. Hall, John
T. Wainwright, R.T. Wainwright, Bache McEvers
Schmidt, Miss Peechen of Cleveland, J. De Courey
Ireland, R. Livingston Ireland, R. K. Richards, Mme.
de Barrios, Miss Green, Miss Taylor, E.N. Taylor,
Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, C.C. Bowlin, Jr., Miss
Bostwick, George Isham Scott, Miss Davis, Charles
Emmet, H. Duncan Pringle, Stephen Jones, Mrs. Perry,
Miss Perry, Murray H. Strong, Victor Sorchen of
Gov. and Mrs. Wetmore, Miss Wetmore, Miss Maud
Wetmore, Richard Peters, Edward Post, Miss C.
Winthrop, Clyde Hurst of England, Frederick
Townsend, Arthur Leary, Miss Leary, W. Storrs Wells,
G. Mead Tooker, Miss Tooker, Mrs. Rogers, Miss
Rogers, George W. Vanderbilt, E.E. Guynur, of Paris,
Albert Fairfax of England, Miss Letter of
Washington, Edward Warren, Charles A. Van
Rensselaer, Dr. Delafield, Miss Delafield, Henry R.
Taylor, William B. Coster, Dr. and Mrs.. W. Seward
Webb, Mrs. Anson Phelps Stokes, Miss Stokes, W.
Remsen Webb, Alexander Webb, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Dana, Miss Williams, Theodore Havemeyer, Jr., Miss
Stone, Miss May Brewster, Mr. and Mrs. Henry P.
Robbins, H. Walter Schwabach of Prussia, Count F. De
Fotna of Austria, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cary, Amory
Sibley Carhart, Mr. and Mrs. Ballard Smith, Miss
Scott J.W. Mackay, Jr.; J. Clint Smith, James W.
Gerard, Jr.; Augustin C. Gurnee, Mrs. Schuyler
Hamilton, Frederick II. Allen, Gen. and Mrs..
Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Story, Mr. and Mrs.
James H. Beekman, Mr. and Mrs. George B. De Forest,
Miss Randolph, Robert Gardiner.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Choate, Miss Choate, Miss
Mamie Field, Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Stout, Mr. and
Mrs. W.G. Davies, Miss Davies, J. Clinton Spencer,
Mr. and Mrs. Ogden Mills, John D. Ireland, Miss
Ireland, Algernou Dougherty of the United States
Legation at Mexico, and Arthur Doremus.
The only original Patriarchs at the ball were
William Astor, Ward McAllister, George Henry Warren,
and Robert G. Remsen.