The Thanksgiving hop Wednesday evening at the exposition building, under the auspices of the Bachelors’ Club, was not only largely attended by Denison people but quite a number of young ladies and gentlemen were present from as many as a half dozen neighboring towns and cities. New and handsome toilets were the rule and not the exception, as is usually the case with regular social clubs. Sixteen numbers composed the program. The building was never in a more inviting condition, and the dancers danced to their heart’s content. The mineral and agricultural displays that remain in the building permanently were not exactly in harmony with the elegantly dressed young ladies and gentlemen, but we western people soon learn to adapt to our surroundings. Big stacks of coal, coke, stove wood, oats and corn make excellent ornaments for a dancing pavilion as well as an exposition hall.
ladies did exceedingly well with their public dinner and supper
Tuesday. It was
advertised that the
tables would be spread at 206 Main street, but the room having been
room at 111 Main street was secured.
better meal for 25 cents was never served in Texas.
Thursday noon and night the ladies of the Methodist church north spread dinner and supper in the room next to the postoffice on Woodard street, and a full purse is the reward of their labors. The dinner consisted of turkey, chicken, boiled ham, vegetables, salads, breads, cakes, pickles, pastries and hot coffee and tea, all for 25 cents. From noon until 2 o’clock the tables were crowded. In the evening the crowd was again large, and the sale of flowers formed quite an impressive feature. Mr. W.M. Oldham assisted the ladies very much, and no little amusement was occasioned by his auction sale of Baby Ruth, Baby McKee and Jim Hogg bouquets. Mrs. John Ourand had charge of the floral department, and including the proceeds from the auction about $15 was realized. Mesdames Ellerton, Bray, Wingrove, Schultz, Young, Kline, Clark and McIlvaney had charge of the tour tables, and the gross proceeds of the evening was $114. It was a pleasant, profitable and successful occasion. The ladies were not at all stingy and the excellent meals were greatly appreciated by the public.
It was an evening replete with delights and surprises. The society ladies and gentlemen of the city were out in generous numbers. The Philharmonic Society did its best and all “went as well as a marriage bell.” The Society Vorwaerts had been arranging and preparing for its Thanksgiving masquerade ball for some time and certain it is that all, and even more, was realized than expected. Indeed, one thing has been established, the building will have to be enlarged if it accommodates the increasing crowds. The grand march began at 9 o’clock and was participated in by forty to fifty couples. Following this was the dance program with 18 numbers. Masks were removed at 11:30 o’clock, and pending the intermission of 30 minutes the guests gathered around the testal boards where sparkling Budweiser and foaming Tony Fuast held the winning hand. The crowd was greater than the collation, but it was a time to dance rather than to eat and indeed, it was on the dance floor with joy unconfined. It was just 2 o’clock Friday morning when the last number had been finished.
Elaine Nall Bay
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