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VOL. XIII, No. 15.
SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 12, 1910.
CHILDS DREAM OF FAIRYLAND
Spring Cotillion Most Brilliant Social
Affair in History of Village.
Decorations, favors and Figure
make Evening- On Long- to linger
in Pleasant Memory.
IS A CHILD'S dream of
Fairyland is the memory
of the annual Spring
Cotillion at The Caro
lina, the most elaborate,
brilliant and perfectly
carried out social affair in the history of
the Village; decorations, favors and
figures in fittiDg harmony with the
occasion and the season. Gathered to
enjoy it was a company which occupied
every available seat in the Music hall
and packed the entrance passageway,
assembling long before the doors were
open, and lingering until the last waltz ;
departing reluctant and enthusiastic,
leaving behind only faded flowers, wind
rows of confetti and tangled serpentine,
in strange contrast amid the decorations,
as reminders of an evening long to lin
ger in pleasant memory.
Transformed into a bower of wondrous
beauty was the hall with its decorations
of pink and green, the scheme exquisitely
marked out to the minutest detail and
charming because of its simplicity and
freshness. More like a floral bower than
a hall it seemed a fitting setting for the
"Midsummer Nights Dream" light,airy,
fragrant, the spirit of spring in every
line and every note of color ; the result
of hours of thought and preparation by an
enthusiastic committee including Mrs. C.
S. Horton, Mrs. Allan Lard, Mrs, F. C.
Johnson, Mrs. Leonard Tufts and Miss
Carolyn Fuller. Across the stage pink and
green floral garlands were festooned on
a white background,the same idea repeat
ed in the favor booths which stood on
either side, on the wall panels, the chan
deliers above the floor, lights about the
hall, dainty water color chair cards tied
with pink and green ribbon and the
program of the evening with its two
color floral cover design.
Further emphasizing the spirit of the
occasion were the favors introduced
first of all in the "floral march," led by
Mr. Spencer Waters and Miss Horton,
who were preceded by four flower girls
in pink and white (Miss Dorothy Bal
lantyne, Miss Margaret Johnson, Miss
Dorothy Day and Miss Elizabeth Day)
the men carrying large butterfly wands
and the women long floral sprays. Again
in the "spring day march," led by Mr.
Paul Gardner and Miss Ruby Sewall, the
effect was repeated by the use of mons
ter, sunflower wands and vari-colored
parasols, as well as in two favor figures
where rose piquettes and poppy clusters,
and floral canes and tissue boas were
used; the climax the closing "will o'
the wisp" march, led by Mr. Waters and
Miss Horton, In which with lights turned
low, the merry throng circled the hall in
the weird light cast by "sparklers."
Another favor figure included a "noisy"
one in which siren horns and musical
pipes were distributed, the closing figure
a confetti and serpentine melee which
ended in the "Home Sweet Home
Among the figures the hit of the even
ing was the "steeplechase," as perfect
and picturesque a "set up" for the floor
as could be conceived and as entertaining
and exciting a race as was ever run at
Bennings. The hurdles, five In num
ber, included the high jump at the start
and finish, complete even to "take off"
guards and loose upper rail, a brush
jump, hedge, plain bar fence, and last but
by no means least, the miniature judges
stand, Just big enough for the starter,
complete even to starting flag, recall
gong and club burgee, with "betting
ring," paper green and yellowbacks
and bookmaker (Mr. E. L. Scofield Jr.)
in the rear !
In the first race two couples of young
women, led by Miss Sewall and Miss
Horton, were driven tandem about the
hall by Mr. Gardner and Mr. Waters,
after the usual preliminaries, jockeying
for position, balks and recall. Then two
couples of young men were put through
the paces by two. young women and last
of all, the finals between the winners of
each race with blue and red rosettes as
awards for first and second.
Other numbers included one in which
young men looking all the world like
hugenine pins, were selected as partners
by "bowling" with a swinging ball in
the first half, the order being reversed
in the second. In another figure giant
cigars proved to be young men when
the tips were torn off, and in a third,
grotesque paper snow men and soldiers
were found to be young women.
Partners were also selected by the
"wheel of fortune," the number at
which the dial stopped designating a
vounff man who wore a playing card
with the same number, and in another
figure broken cardboard hearts were
"mended" to decide who would dance
together. Interspersed were two-steps,
waltzes and a "Paul Jones" ; a program
of novelty, variety and surprise for both
participants and onlookers.
Assisting Mr. Waters and Miss Hor
ton and Mr. Gardner and Miss Sewall in
leading were Mr. E. L. Scofield, Jr., and
Miss Priscilla Beall and Mr. Ralph
N. Gardner and Miss Carolyn Fuller.
Others dancing were Mr. Edmund J.
Connelly and Miss Lady Fuller, Mr. and
Mis. W. R. Simons, Mr. Nelson Double-
day and Miss Dorothy Doubleday, Mr.
A. W. Nevens and Miss Josephine Neff,
Mr. Samuel Gilmore and Miss M. V.
Brown, Mr. C. A. Dunning and Miss
Florence Johnson, Mr. H. S. Stearns,
Jr., and Miss Eleanor McCormick, Col.
J. E. Smith and Miss Jane Craven.
The matrons were Mrs. James W.
Tufts, Mrs. H. W. Priest, Mrs. F. C.
McNeil, Mrs. J. P. Gardner, Mrs. L. E.
Beall, Mrs. F. N. Sewall. At the favor
booths were Mrs. Leonard Tufts, Mrs.
C. S. Horton. Mrs. Allan Lard, Mrs. F.
C. Johnson and Mrs. Herbert L. Jlllson.
NEXT COTILLION MONDAY.
The success of the affair has led to
plans for another cotillion on Monday,
next, with a repetition of the steeple
chase in new form several surprises
and attractive favors as itfi features.
The grand march starts at nine and the
invitation to dancers is general. The
cotillion however, will be limited to six
teen couples and in consequence,
names should be sent in early,
' THE PROGRAM.
The program as announced is an
attractive one :
summer's eve march favors
two step paul jones
At signals: join hands, circle to right,
grand right and left, dance. Repeat.
"THE BOGEY MAN" "Hi! WAITER !"
"I LIVE BUT A DAY" "A VERY WISE BIRD"
STEEPLECHASE PLACE BETS EARLY!
TWO STEP PARTNERS
ALL NATIONS MARCH FAVORS
TWO STEP "WHEN THE MOON IS FULL"
WALTZ PAUL JONES
At signals: ladies in centre, gentle
men outside, circle in opposite direCr
tions gentlemen right, ladles left
join hands, dance. Repeat and re
verse. TWO STEP "YOUR MAKE"
HOME SWEET HOME.
OME HUNDRED & EIGHTY-MINE
Sixth Annual Spring Golf Tournament
Breaks All Previous Records.
E. B. Humphreys Wins Gold medal
With Fast Seventy-Six Triple
Tie for Second Place.
RECORD breaking field
of one hundred and
eighty-nine players start
ed in the qualification
round of the sixth an
nual Spring golf tourna
ment, Wednesday, eight divisions of
sixteen each qualifying for the match
play rounds now in progress with cups
for the winners and runners-up and the
consolation division winners.
The gold medal winner was E. B.
Humphreys of the Camden Country
club, who scored a fast seventy-six ; a
triple tie for second place resulting at
seventy-nine between W. R. Tuckerman
of Chevy Chase, G H. Crocker of Alpine,
and Col. J. E. Smith of the Wilmington
Country club. The cards :
' OUT-4 7 5 5 5 3 5 3 340
IN 3 4 5 4 5 3 4 4 4-36-76
OUT 4 6 4 4 4 4 5 3 4-38
In 4 5 4 6 6 4 5 3 4-4179
OUT 6 5 4 4 4 3 6 3 338
IN 4 6 5 4 5 4 5 4 4-41-79
OUT 6 5 4 4 5 8 6 3 5-41
IN 5 5 5 4 4 3 4 3 5-3879
Final match play rounds are in prog
ress today. The full story of the
contest will be told in next week's
GUESTS OF MR. IIJLHIIIS.
Mn. Jamleion andMr. Cook are Wln
nn of Invitation lounomti.
Mrs. J. L. Jamieson of Chicago and
Mr. II. II. Cook of Boston, playing with
a handicap of eight strokes, were the
winners of a trophy presented for an in
vitation mixed foursome contest by Mr.
II, A. Harris of Chicago, scoring forty
six in a tie play-off with Miss Lamb and
Mr. Lloyd whose handicap was also eight.
Miss K. Lamb and Dr. Parker (7),
scored 49 5 Miss Ren wick and Mr. Harris
(9), and Mrs. Harris and Mr. Fierce (7),
fifty-two each, and Miss Purdy and Mr.
Parmelee (0), fifty-four.
At the close of play a woods luncheon