The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69
The members of the Northern Club gave a Jubilee ball in honor of His Excellency the Governor. The assemblage was a large and brilliant one. There were present the Earl of Onslow and suite, Admiral Lord Charles Scott, Lord Carrington, and the commanders and officers of the fleet at present in Auckland harbour, besides a large number of prominent citizens. Sir John and Lady Thurston were also invited. The club was beautifully decorated with festoons of flowers, with ferns, foliage, and flags. The decorations were chiefly done by a number of sailors from the warships, and the thanks of the members of the club are clue to the officers for the hearty assistance given in this respect. An adjournment was made for supper about eleven o'clock. The tables were laden with all the delicacies of the season, and were tastefully set off with flowers, ferns, and pot plants. The music supplied was excellent. The following j was the programme of dances and music:—Lancers, "Patience;" Valse, "Love's Golden Dream;" valse, "La Murska;" polka, "Who's That Calling;" valse, "Sweet Vows;" valse, "Latona;" lancers, "May Flower:" polka, "Blush Rose;" extras, three valses; lancers, "Pepita;" valse, "Clarine;" Highland schottische, "Prince Charlie;" valse, "Love's Dreamland;" polka, "Le Mandarin;" valse, "Twilight Shadow."
The ball was opened by the Earl of Onslow and Mrs. James Russell in a double set, the other partners in the set being as follows:—Lord Carrington and Mrs. Mitchelson; Admiral Lord Charles Scott and Mrs. Allan Taylor; Captain Barlow and Lady Chute; Mr. James Russell and Mrs. Ware; Mr. A. K. Taylor and Mrs. Tolhurst; Mr. Denniston and Mrs. Denniston; Mr. Hanmer and Mrs. Hanmer.
The following is a list of the invitations which were issued:—