Montreal Daily Star, 25 November 1890, page 2
St. Andrew’s Day
Preparations for the Ball at the Windsor
Monday evening next will be a gay night. Scotland and Scotia’s sons in Montreal intend celebrating the anniversary of their patron saint by a grand ball in the Windsor Hotel. “Last year,” said an officer of St. Andrew’s Society, “our ball surpassed anything previously held, and we intend making the ball of December 1 superior in every respect to any yet given under our auspices. It will be one of the social events of the season.” Last year there were 563 at the St. Andrew’s ball, but Monday night will see a larger number than this down on the ball list. The subscription committee comprises twenty-five leading members, and the list of one of them handed to the secretary on Saturday contains sixty-three. This alone is an indication of the popularity of the coming event.
The Windsor Hall will be beautifully decorated for the occasion, and the ornamentation will largely possess a national character and will recall to many the memories of old Scotland. The supper committee, of which Lieut-Col Whitehead is chairman, are going to provide the best that the Windsor’s cuisine can afford. A St. Andrew’s ball would not be complete without the pipes and the reels, and Scotch dances will be inspired by the strains of five pipes played by as many kilted pipers. The general music will be furnished by the Gruenwald Orchestra. All the preparations are progressing satisfactorily and St Andrew’s Society fully expect to make Monday next an event in their history.