Montreal Daily Star, 1 December 1900, page 20

Century’s End St Andrew’s Ball

 

THE COMMITTEES

 

The members of the various committees to whom the success of the ball is due were:

          Reception—Messrs Hugh Patton (chairman); RB Angus, Lord Strathcona, Hon GA Drummond, John Cassils, Principal Peterson, Hugh A Allan, Dr Roderick, MP, William Angus, Robert Reid, Thomas Davidson, John Allan, Rev Dr J Edgar Hill, Rev Dr J Clarke Murray, Rev Dr Robert Campbell, GM Kinghorn, James Ross, Dr D McEachern, Thomas Fyche, James K Wilson, RG Reid, AN Greenshields, QC, H Montagu Allan, Hon AW Ogilvie, Dr Craik, Dr Girdwood, James Slessor, James Gillespie, DA McCaskill, RD McGibbon, QC, Donald MacMaster, Mr Justice Davidson, EB Greenshields, Robert Mackay, Mr Justice Archibald, Charles Cassils, Hugh Graham, Lieut-Col Stevenson, Rev Dr Barclay, James Tasker, David Robertson, James A Ogilvy, Wm M Ramsay, Hector Mackenzie.

          Subscription- Lieut-Cl Starke (Chairman), Messrs WB Smith, WW Watson, John Corbett, John Beattie, J Malcolm McIntyre, WM Ramsay, CJ Fleet, QC, Capt AT Crighton, John McDonald, Peers Davidson, Allan Mackenzie, Peter Laing, DA McPherson, Major D Seath, Lieut-Col Gardner, Lieut-Col Ibbotson, Walter Wilson, William Rutherford jr, Major W Blaiklock, Capt GS Cantlie, Dr Charles McEachern, D Forbe Angus, DL Lockerby, Farquarson Robertson, Major John Ogilvie, Dr James, Dr J Chambers, Dr William Murray, WHO Dodds, JG Ross, Dr RA Wesley, FS McLennan, QC, Gordon W McDougall, Dr RW Elder, Dr Ridley Mackenzie, Dr JG Stirling, AC Hutchinson, Captain Ibbotson, James T McCall, Duncan Mackenzie, WF Angus, JF Mackie, Dr Kenneth Cameron, Dr McPhail, JM Campbell, David Campbell, James A Ogilvy, Alex Stewart, Charles McLean, WG Ross, JA Burnett, Dr RA Shirres, TD Bell.

          Floor Committee: Dr Charles McEachern (chairman) RC Nelles, Duncan McIntyre, Alexander McArthur, James Morrison, EA Whitehead jr, Herbert Ewan, Charles C McIntyre,, LG Glass, W Jamieson, JMC Muir, Campbell Stewart, JH Dunlop, John S Cassils, AFC Ross, Major W Blacklock, CR Christie, AF Matchee, J Allan jr, Hantley Drummond, HR Macdougall, HB Cassils, Peter Redpath, RF Macdougall, Thomas Peek, Harold Eadie, Claude Hickson, JG Ross, JH Redpath.

          Music- Captain G [illegible] (Chairman); Messrs Angus Hooper, AF Hodgsn, Lieut-Col Startke, CR Christie, Dr C McEachern.

          Supper- Messrs WC McIntyre (chairman) Lieut-Col Whitehead, Andrew A Allan, AF Riddell, Colm Campbell, Edgar McDougall, Peter McKenzie, Hugh Graham, RP McLea, DW Campbell, James Cochrane King.

          Congratulatory Addresses: Rev Dr James Barclay, Rev Dr J Edgar Hill, Rev Dr J Clarke Murray, Principal Peterson.

          General Committee- the members of all the committees with Mr AF Riddell chairman, and Mr Hugh Mackay, Secretary.

 

THE SET OF HONOUR

 

The arrangements were perfect and could hardly fail to ensure success.  The guests began to arrive about nine o’clock, and as this year the reception was arranged to be held in the ball room itself and not in the drawing rooms, as on former occasions, there was none of the unpleasant crowding in the corridor that so often is a feature of a large dance.  [illegible] past nine o’clock adjournment was [illegible] ball room, where Dr Stewart [ripped off] dall were in waiting [ripped off] west end of the room [ripped off] picturesque dress headed [ripped off] through the long [ripped off] stairs and the length [ripped off] the while playing [ripped off] of the bagpipes died [ripped off] struck up and a [ripped off] in full swing and the [ripped off] ing mane of gorgeous [ripped off] colour that swayed [ripped off] music.  Those who [ripped off]

Honour were: Mrs Riddell and Dr Stewart, Mrs Clarke Murray and Mr Smith; Miss Cassils and Mr Mitchell; Mrs McDiarmid and Mr Byrd; Mrs Montagu Allan and Dr McEachern; Mrs Byrd and Mr Doran; Mrs Smith and Mr Riddell; Mrs Hugh Paton and Mr Montagu Allan; Miss Angus and Col Starke; Mrs Doran and Mr McDiarmid; Mrs Mackay and Lt-Col Whitehead; Miss McIntyre and Mr Hugh Mackay.

 

THE MUSIC

 

The music was really excellent and the floor as smooth and glassy as the most ardent dancer could wish.  The programmes were gay little affairs, most artistically gotten up.  The front of the cover on a white ground, bore a St Andrew’s Cross in red, surmounted by the crest of the society and decorated with a bunch of thistles and leaves, with “St Andrew’s Ball 1900” in large type at the bottom.  The back of the programme bore a list of the pipe music enclosed in a brilliant knot of tartan ribbon and surmounted by a crest, the two covers being tied together with dangly bits of tartan silk.  The programme called for the following dances, many of which were encored:

 

1.  Waltz………………………………………….The Heather

2.  Lancers……………………………………….Remembrance ofScotland

3.  Two-step…………………………………….The Banner

4.  Waltz………………………………………….Princess Bonnie

5.  Strathspey and Reel……………………Marquis of Huntley

                                           Mrs McLeod of Rasay

6.  Two-step……………………………………..Don Roderick

7.  Military…………………………………………Wet Cheer my Hearty

8.  Waltz…………………………………………….Dolores

9.  Two-step……………………………………….Friendship

10. Waltz…………………………………………….Flower of the Clan

11. Two-step……………………………………….The Charlatan

 

Supper

Grand March,Scotlandfor Ever

 

EXTRAS-

 

1.  Waltz

2.  Two-Step

3.  Waltz

12.  Waltz……………………………………………..The Mandarin

13.  Lancers……………………………………………The Geisha

14.  Two-Step………………………………………. On the Street and Whistling Rufus

15. Waltz……………………………………………….Impassioned Dreams

16. Strathspey and Reel………………………..Lady Baird’s Speed the Plough

17. Two-step…………………………………………..The Blue and the Gray

18. Waltz…………………………………………………Espana

19.HighlandSchottische……………………….Welcome, Prince Charlie

20. Two-step………………………………………….. O Night Off

21. Waltz…………………………………………………Annie Laurie

22. Two-Step………………………………………….The Man behind the Guns and Soldiers of the Queen

 

Auld Lang Syne

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

 

The music was furnished by the Victoria Rifles Orchestra, under the leadership of Mr Quivron.

 

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