Tuesday, September 11, 1877 - Page 4
UNION ASSOCIATION. Eleventh Annual Huunion or a Popular Popular Politico Social Organization. A Lively Scene at (he Rink. Yesterday afternoon and evening tho Rink was tho sceno ot the moat cm vded aud merry gathering, which bad assembled there during tbo season. Tb occasion was the eleventh annual reunion reunion of tho Union Association, a popular polltico - soclul organization of the Twoutleth Ward, and it was unmistakably thi moBt successful which has ovar been held uuder its auspices. Extensive and elaborate preparations were made for the event, the decorations forming a special feature. Bunting and Hags wore profusely and artistically arranged above tho vast asphalt floor, which was used for dancing purposes, and produood a vory pleasing effect. Around the spacious galleries, which encircle encircle the building wore a continuous Utto of booths devoted to Gambrlnus. for the speoial accommodation of tho thirsty visitors, and right royally wero thoy patrouizod. Stimulants, stronger than beer, were very sparingly luaulgod in, aud among the vast crowd of men aud women, which at one time numbered over 2,000, there were only a few who wero too topheavy to trip the light fantastlo in a graceful manner. The Association iB understood to be Ropu bllcan in its affiliations, but tbo members and their frionds onjoyod themselves in tho most demo cratic manner, and stalwart believers in tho faith ot Andrew Jackson wero noither fow nor far botwoon Tho young pooplo of both soxes predominated, and danced as vigorously on the hard asphalt as if thoy had been whirling in the giddy waits on tho waxed floor of a ballroom. McCormick's baud was ttatioued in tho gallery on the Vandorbilt avanuo Bide of tho building, and dlsconrBOd oxcollont music, every note of which waa distinctly heard over tho merry din in every part of the Rink, With a brief intermission, dancing waa kept up uninterruptedly till shortly after elevon o'olook, when tho lights wore turned down and the enjoyment enjoyment brought to an orderly close. During tho ovoning Honest John French dropped In for a moment or bo to see the boys, who havo often given him hard political knocks in bus own territory. Mr. M, J. Dady, tho President, showed him around, and offered to provide him with a fair partner, an honor which HonoBt John dooltncd, on tho plea that dancing was not one of his accomplishments. AMONG THE VISITORS also were Hon. John MoGroarty, Senator John C. Jacobs, Jacobs, Hon. Michael Coffey, Justice Thomas M. Riley, ex - Judge Morris, ox - Asaerublyman Altkon, Judge Mc - Elbben, ex - Assomblyman Patrick Bavins, Hou, Jacob Worth, Gonoral James Jourdan, Captain Riley, of the Thirteenth Preoinct ; Supervisor Coatos, ex - Supervisor JamoB Kenniore, Captain Olivor B. Leiob, of tho Fourth Precinct ; Alderman Donovan, Alderman Kane, ex - Assemblyman Mundy, Jacob Cohen, "the poor man's friend;" Hon. William H. Muldoon, Counsolor James J. Gray, Philip Casoy, JameB Campbell, clerk in JubUco Morse's Court ; Robert 8adgwick, John Courtnoy, John Dwyer, Robort Murray, Patrick Collins, William William Watkins, James Glass, John SI. Golden, Michael Noonan, Patrick Welsh, Thomas Glass, Peter Doyle, William Harris, Murphy & Konny, the bill postors; Arty Mullen, Thomas Carney and Richard Cramer. The following gentlemen composed tho Committee of Arrangements : Floor Manager James Brush. Assistant Floor Manager Robert DeviDe. Floor Committee Arthur Boyle, Edward Ham, Edward Edward Klornan, Jao. Coleman, John Downing, James Rh&digan, John, Noonan, William Boyle, Thomas Coffey, Coffey, Edward Malone, Thomas Carney, Thomas CahflL The officers of the Association re : M. J. Dady, Prealdent; James Brush, Vice President; Edward Ham, 8ocretarj; William MoLongnlln, Treasurer j Thomas Cahill, P, C.