Leap Year ball

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(ttitg TKtms ants O0sip That leap - year ball. Yesterday wo gave some account of a ball proposed proposed to be given to the fellows, by the girla of Hartford, in pursuance of their extraordinary privileges privileges as conferred by the loap year. To - day we have the Times, with a fall account of the ball, which we spread before our fair readers that they may get au idea how those things are doue up in the laud of pumpkin pies and molasses candy. Such a ball must have had peculiar attractions, and was, undoubtedly, all that it was represented. The Times says : This being leap year, in which the ladies have, by common consent, especial privileges in matters of etiquette, a number of them concluded to get up a ball, and manage it to suit their own nice views of Buch matters. The compauy assembled at Gilman's Baloon, in this city, on Tuesday evening, March 7. Seventy couples were present, forming one ol the best, happiest, most sociable, and agreeablo parties that ever met in this city. Everything was conducted conducted in the most appropriate and orderly manner. The arrangements ol" the lady managers were well adapted to the occasion, and they were most agreeably agreeably carried out. The following were the MANAGERS : Mrs E Hubbard, Miss E Ferrell, Miss H Gouge, Miss S Ray, Mrs E Norteu, Miss is W Higley, Miss S E Roberts, Miss M E Roberts, Mrs O P Brewer. Miss S E Roberts, floor manager. Tlieso ladies acted their parts most admirably, aud to the gratification of every person in the ball. It was indeed novel to witness the reversed order so generally preserved at dancing parties. The gentlemen gentlemen were seated around the hall, aud the ladies, with card in hand, were passing along, engaging partners, and introducing each other to the gentlemen. gentlemen. " Mr. L , shall 1 have the pleasure of dancing with you the 9th figure? It is a Waltz Quadrille," and a slight courtesy responded to the half - timid " if you please," aud the sparkling eyes of Miss B dropping upon her card.aB she noted the number and the uaino. The beautiful and modest modest Miss G y, in the softest whisper, addresses Mr. . ' The 13th is the Sieiliau Circle recollect recollect you arc my partner for that figure." "With the greatest pleasure," replies Mr. , aud so it was all around the hall. Then came a musical little voice " the ladies will take their partners for a quadrille" the gentlemen gentlemen are most gallantly led upon the floor, and the sets are formed with the strictest order. Again the little effeminate voice of the "Floor Manager" is heard, as the gentlemen are seated : " Members of the Independent Leap Year Club, you will see that the gentlemen are provided with partners, aud that they are iu no way neglected You will be particular in furnishing escorts wlieu they leave the Hall." Again: "Take your partners partners for a quadrille" "form your sets with us little delay as possible" "loud talking is not allowed iu the sets" "another couple wanted for this set" " two couples for this" "all ready ! and then Shaw & Sibley's Band give the sound, aud seventy couples couples are whirling in the dance. Miss L 'a little figure attracted attention aud elicited compliments: Miss D g was admired for her neat and modest appearence ; G , a beautiful beautiful figure, with fairy - like step, appeared brilliantly ; Miss F , of Frout street, appeared to the best advantage, and many were the compliments bestowed bestowed ; Miss li and Miss W were favorites, and N were active in making everything agreeable, agreeable, and the "Floor Manager" "drew down the house" by the admirable manner iu which she superintended superintended the whole affair. Notwithstanding the fact that the ladies took the lead, there was becoming modesty displayed, which had the happiest effect. There was never a more chaste, happy, iunocent party assembled in Hartford. Hartford. At midnight, supper was announced. It was served by Air. Burgess, of the City Hotel, in his best style. The " delicacies" and the" substan - tials" the solid aud fancy were spread out in profusion. profusion. The ladies waited upon the gentlemen, aud the entertainment was woll disposed of. After supper supper the dauce was resumed, aud the party finally broke up in the most cheerful manner.

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 10 Mar 1848, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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