THE HUNT BALL.
The annual ball of the ABhburton County Hunt Clab which took place at the. Oddfellows' Hall on Friday night was m every respect a pronounced success. Between sixty and seventy couples ware present, comprising all the elite of the county, excepting a few who were so unfortunate as to be unavoidably prevented from attending, nnd a more brilliant assemblage has n-jver been seen here. The floor seemed better than usual, and there was just oomfortable room for all to dance. Fleming's Band played good danoa m?eic, though one or two of the new walizdß did not at once become favorites. That most important item", the cupper, was perhaps the best and most appreciated part of the programme. I t was set m, a marquee adjoining the Hall, tastefully ligM?d with Chinese lanterns and oolored lamps, and the menu contained every dainty of the season* The Club owe the warmest thanks to Mrs Curtis for the gieat interest Bhe took m providing tbe supper, as well as to the many other ladles who contributed towards it. The ssrvlca of. the supper was In the hands of Mr W. 0, Davis and assistants, who were raoßt assiduous m their attention to the numerous guests. A lady contributor eends the following description of the ballroom and its occupants : — Tne hall was very prettily and tastsfully decorated for the occasion with evergreens and flags, and the members of the Hunt Club appearing m costume gave a veiy brilliant and suitable eflEaot. These numerous decorations showed off to ad-, vantage the very many handsome drepses worn by the iadies. Among those present we noticed Mrs Resfell, m a very handsome and becoming crimson net dress with fan and aigrette to match, and tan gloves; Mrs Hart m a stylish and delicate butteroup oolored net over merveilleuz satin, fan to match, tan gloveB ; Mrs Curtis wore a rioh dead rose silk with cream feathers ; Mrs Seoretan looked well fn a handsome black dcfß3, white ribbons, and a very pretty crimson oloaV and fan ; also Mrs Leahy m pale blue spotted net ; Mrs McOwen, blaok lace with old gold facings ; Mrs Mere* wrthei, dark green silk with bead trim' inings ; Mrs Trevor, pa'e pink watered silk with train ; Mrs Oathbertson, black and pink ; Mrs E. J. Fooka, blaok dress with crimson poppies ; Mrs Leckoter a very handsome ivory satin with long train ; Mrs Field, white with striped velvet ; Mrs Saundere, pink broohe" silk ; Mrs Brooke, black with dead rose ; Mrs Beid, dark green under pale pink net, green plush bodioe ; Mrs Somerville, pink with coffee oolored 1 »oe ; Mrs Upton, lav nder and coffoß lace; Mrs Soott, band?ome blaok silk dress ; Mrs Butler, black silk ; Misa Roberts looked verynice m white net with white satin ; Miss Stunders and Miss GussioShury both wore very beconvng dresses of pale sea green • Miss Binney, white sstin and lace with peach ribbon ; Miss Tranmann, pale pink trUh ivy leaves; Miss H. Saury, black with cerise ribbons ; Miss Mcc, white net over white satin, yellow flowers ; Miss Browneil, a pretty heliotrope net ; Mias Graham, black net with white flowers j Misa Filbrow, ffhite with pale blue feathers ; Miss Gates, cream with dark greon ; Miss A. Gate?, white with oeriso ; Miss E Gates, cream with oardinal ; Mies Muter, pretty pale pink with wfilte laoe : Hiss Olaridge, blaok net dreas ; Miaa Boucher, pale blue net ; Misa Bees, black laoo dress with bead trimmings ; Mies Cambridge, white with piok ; Miss MowSi soft cream veiling dresa ; Mra Clark, a splendid black silk; Miss Clark, pink veiling ; Mim Rule; white Bilk with curnson ; Miss Peer in ' b'aok "with old gold trimming j and a great many others, too numerous to mention looked equally _. well, '
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