Ihpetonga's Brilliant Ball 1894
Brooklyn's Exclusive Society at
The Ihpetonga Ball, which is
to Brooklyn what the Patriarchs'
dance is to New York, took place
last night in the Assembly Rooms
of the Academy of Music,
Montague Street, Brooklyn. The
Ihpetonga organization consists
of sixty men, each of whom moves
in the most exclusive social set
of the City of Churches. The
efforts of the Ihpetonga begins
and ends with its annual dance.
Each of the members has the
privilege of issuing five
The rooms in which the dance
took place last night were
lavishly decorated. The
stairways and corridors were
thickly lined with palms and
tropical plants. The ballroom
was beautiful with tapestries
resting on a background of pale
At regular intervals were white
pilasters with gilded capitals,
supporting a cornice studded
with hundreds of incandescent
lights. The pilasters rested on
bases, on which were jardinières
filled with roses and lilies.
Mirrors were also used in
The musicians were hidden behind
a huge screen of white and pink
azaleas. In the assembly room in
which supper was served at small
tables, the walls were hidden by
groups of fir trees. Overhead
laurel and rose wreaths swung
from the chandeliers. The
smaller rooms were also
The cotillion was led by Arthur
M. Hatch and Miss Lillian
Talmage. The favors consisted of
rosettes, with the word "Ihpetonga"
thereon for the men, and Louis
XIV. canes for the women.
The guests were received by Mrs.
A.A. Low, Mrs. Edward H.
Litchfield, Mrs. P.W. Lynch and
Mrs. W.C. Sheldon, Jr.
The committee in charge of the
arrangements for the ball
comprised Arthur M. Hatch, Amory
S. Carhart, W.C. Sheldon, Jr.,
William Cary Sanger, and A.
The subscribers to the ball were
Tunis G. Bergen, Frederick P.
Bellamy, Frank S. Benson, Joseph
E. Brown, Edwin Beers, William
E. Brinsmade, Jonathan Bulkley,
John E. Borne, Samuel W. Boocock,
Frederick A. Guild, Crowell
Hadden, Arthur M. Hatch, Norman
S. Dike, Charles B. Van Nostrand,
George E. Ide, Theodore Dreier,
Wyllys Terry, Edwin F. Knowlton,
Henry E. Pierrepont, E.T.H.
Talmage, J. Jay Pierrepont,
George W. Chauncey, William S.P.
Prentice, John T. Sherman,
William A. Read, William Cary
Sanger, Lloyd Saltus.
Clarence W. Bowen, Henry D.
Brookman, Amory S. Carhart, Simeon
B. Chittenden, Daniel Chauncey,
Henry B. Cromwell, Carll H. De
Silver, Francis E. Dodge, Watson
B. Dickerman, Latham A. Fish,
Jasper W. Gilbert, John E. Leech,
Edward H. Litchfield, A. Augustus
Low, Peter W. Lynch, R. Burnham
Moffat, Thomas L. Moore, David M.
Morrison, James L. Morgan, Jr.,
George L. Nichols, Jr., John
Notman, Edwin Packard, N.
Pendleton Schenck, Samuel H.
Seaman, William C. Sheldon, Jr.,
George H. Southard, Thomas E.
Stillman, J.S.T. Stranahan, John
F. Talmage, Franklin E. Taylor,
Frederic A. Ward, C. Delano Wood,
and Robert B. Woodward.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
A.A. Low, Mr. and Mrs. Edward H.
Litchfield, Prince von Isenburg of
Austria, Count Jules G.H. de
Sibour, Judge William Walter
Phelps, Judge Edgar M. Cullen,
Judge and Mrs. Willard Bartlett,
Frank S. Benson, Mr. and Mrs.
William C. Sheldon, Jr., Lea Mel.
Luquer, Mr. and Mrs. William Cary
Sanger, Arthur M. Hatch, Thatcher,
T.P. Luquer, Mrs. R.M. Stuart, H.
Prescott Hatch, David Stuart, Gen.
Benjamin F. Tracy, and Mrs.
Admiral Gherardi, J. Norman De R.
Whitehouse, Alexander M. Hadden,
Mr. and Mrs.. Peter W. Lynch, Miss
Diane del Monte, Miss del Monte,
J. Murray Mitchell, Andrew A.
Bibby, Madison Grant, John T.
Wainwright, J.Jay Pierrepont,
Henry E. Pierrepont, Miss Lillian
Talmage, Miss Brook l. Pierrepont,
Henry E. Pierrepont, Jr., Philip
B. Niles, Frederick D. Thompson.
Dr. William A. Pierrepont, Miss
Mary Harrison and Miss Frazer of
Philadelphia, Dr. William B.
Brinsmade, Miss Brinsmade, Miss
Alice Brinsmade, Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel W. Boocock, Samuel B.
Thorne, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W.
Bowen, Mr. and Mrs.. Moses J.
Wentworth of Chicago, Dr. John F.
Talmage, William A. Read, Miss
Wallack of Washington, Mr. and
Mrs. S.B. Chittenden, Miss
Chittenden, Miss Mary Chittenden,
Miss Mae A. Bell of Paterson, Mr.
and Mrs.. Watson B. Dickerman,
Norman S. Dike, Miss Jessie S.
Dike, Mr. and Mrs. Latham A. Fish,
Miss Fish, Albert R. Fish, Edwin
F. Knowlton, Miss Knowlton, Mme.
de Meli, Miss Elizabeth H. Ward,
Mrs. Alexander Stevens, Jr.,
Stanley Dwight, Walter Cary
Tuckerman, Gouverneur M. Ogden,
Messrs. Robbins, Valentine G.
Hall, Mr. and Mrs.. Tunis G.
Bergen, Miss Edith C. Ripley, John
Rutger Planten, Consul General
from the Netherlands: Miss Planten,
Miss Evelyn Noyes, Miss Katherine
Ludington, Charles H. Ludington
Jr., Mr. and Mrs.. N. Pendleton
Schenck, Miss Anna P. Schenck, E.
Cabot Wilde, E. Ira Richards, Miss
Seaman, Miss Mary T. Seaman,
Joseph H. Seaman, Franklin Seaman,
Charles F. Grant, Ray Thompson,
Francis Hillhouse, Frederick
Young, Dr. S. Fleet Speir, Miss
Mrs. J.S.T. Stranahan, Mrs.
David Stuart, Mr.. and Mrs..
Edward Coggeshall, Miss Coggeshall,
Oliver D. Campbell, Charles H.
Mapes, W.B. Dinsmore, Jr., Mr. and
Mrs.. George H. prentiss, Mr. and
Mrs. St. Clair McKelway, George C.
Holt, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Beers,
Percival C. Smith, Miss Husted,
Harold R. Griffith, Arthur N.
Francis, Mrs. Thomas B. Hewitt,
Miss Hewitt, Miss Florence L.
John G. McNeel, Richard S. Colton,
Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Black, T.W.
Stiles, Mr. and Mrs.. F.A. Stokes,
Miss Mary Hunter, Miss Emeline
Hunter, Henry W. Maxwell, Miss
Grace Holt, Mr. and Mrs.. Alfred
C. Chapin, Mr. and Mrs. Lindley H.
Chapin, Harry P. Brookman, John L.
Worden, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Felix
Campbell, the Misses Campbell,
William Scott O'Connor.
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy L. Woodruff,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. Fiske, Mr.
and Mrs. Daniel Chauncey, Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel S. Chauncey, Mr. and
Mrs. Alexander J. Sheldon, Clement
S. Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. George W.
Chauncey, Henry B. Cromwell, Dr.
and Mrs. T.M. Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs.
F.B. Candler, Duncan W. Candler,
Dr. Henry R. Dwight, Miss Howell,
Hampton Howell, Henry A. Caesar,
Miss Maud Bartlett, Arthur Heinze.
Mr. and Mrs. Camden C. Dike, O.A.
Mygatt, Mr. and Mrs. Francis E.
Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Force,
Edward H. Kidder, Stephen Whitney,
William T. Gilbert, Miss Gilbert,
Miss Potter, Allan McCulloh, Mr.
Lamarche, Frederick A. Guild, Miss
Carrie S. Guild, Louis J. Praeger,
Percy S. Dudley, Miss Jessie F.
Pierce, Miss Hewlett, Miss Grace
Clarke, Mr.. and Mrs. Crowell
Hadden, Mr. and Mrs. Crowell
Hadden, Jr., Howard S. Hadden.
Miss Mary D. Hatch, Henry A.
Little, Miss Laura Little, John
Lanman, William Lattimer, Mr. and
Mrs. David Dow, Jr., James E.
Martin, Miss Van Anden, Seymour L.
Husted, Jr., Miss Josephine
Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. John E.
Leech, Miss Mabel R. Leonard, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry T. Richardson, Miss
Eloise Luquer, Miss Nina Dow,
Arthur Hewlett, Charles E.
Perkins, C.W. Nason.
R. Burnham Moffat, Mr. and Mrs..
Alfred H. Porter, Albert G.
Jennings, Alexander B. Richards,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Moore, Miss
Moore, D. Thomas Moore, Mr. Hickok,
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Morrison,
Mr. and Mrs. William Mason, Miss
Grace Murray, Mr. and Mrs. James
L. Morgan, Jr., Mr. and Mrs.
Lancaster Morgan, John H. Morgan,
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Nichols,
Acosta Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Enos, Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelmus
Mynderse, Frederick Colton, Miss
Prescott Slade, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Packard, Miss Packard, Miss
Elizabeth H. Packard, Abbot L.
Dow, Miss Elsie G. Ely, Miss
Force, Miss Ottilie Force, Miss
Matilda H. Marvin, Miss Moss, Miss
Mary S. Packard, Miss Ripley, Miss
Slocovich, Miss Martha Taft, Miss
Mary L. Thomas, Miss Elizabeth
Whitman, Miss Alice Colton, Miss
Fincke, Miss Caroline Dow, Miss
Dickinson, Alexander H. White, Jr.
A. Victor Barnes, G. Herbert
Henshaw, Theodore M. Taft, Allen
E. Whitman, John A. McKay, Mr.
Hand, Gen. and Mrs.. Alfred C.
Barnes, Mr. and Mrs.. Henry
Sheldon, Mr. and Mrs.. Almet F.
Jenks, Mr.. and Mrs. L. Hastings
Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W.
Moulton, Miss Ward, Ira Barrows,
Charles A. Sherman, Miss Helen D.
Sherman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
J. E. Doane of Chicago, Mr. and
Mrs. George H. Southard, Miss
Edith B. Southard, J.C. Powers, S.
Dewey Pierce, John F. Talmage,
Jr., Edward T. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Hunt Talmage, Mrs. Albert
Dougins, Jr., Henry W. Calohoun,
William A. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs.
Dwight Richardson, Wyllys Terry,
Edmund R. Terry, E. B. Terry, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles B. Van
Nostrand.Arthur P. Sturges, Austin
M. Poole, Mr. and Mrs.. Frederick
A. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. William B.
Hill, Paul E. Jenks, Mr. and Mrs.
Howard O. Wood, Miss Mabel Wood,
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Fahys, Miss
Huntington, W.H. Erhardt, Capt.
and Mrs. White, Capt. and Mrs.
Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney A.
Ward, B. Frank Batchelder, and