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Short Stories | U of South Carolina P | 1974
Transcription 398FLIRTATION AT THE MOULTRIE HOUSE
the number beyond the accommodation of the Island. Hundreds were
cut off from the entertainment by ugly twitches in knee and ancle,
which forbade the idea of doing justice to any but a rheumatic or
gouty character; and the fear of the aforesaid twitches, kept crowds
from the country, who were otherwise prepared to come. As the
day approached, accordingly, fears were entertained that the affair
was destined to be a failure. The result was an agreeable disappoint-
ment to all who felt such an apprehension. The managers, senior
and junior, maintained their hopes and labors together, and they
have every reason to congratulate themselves on having done so. So
far from proving a failure, there has been no such successful display,
in these precincts, for many years. The Junior Managers, in particu-
lar, deserve the highest commendation for their generous exertions
and their admirable tastes. We must put their names on record in
connection with this compliment:
J U N I O R
E. M. BEACH, ESQ. W. G. DESAUSSURE, ESQ.
F. J. PORCHER, ESQ. R. D. SPANN, ESQ. H. C. KING, ESQ. J. J. EDWARDS, ESQ.
MANAGERS.
A. HERBEMONT, Jr. ESQ.
LT. J. B. J. WELD, U.S.A. THEO. STONEY, ESQ.
C. K. PRIOLEAU, ESQ. E. C. JONES, ESQ.
M. A. PRINGLE, ESQ.
They were admirably seconded by the courteous keeper of the
Hotel, Mr. Young, by his vigorous, energetic and excellent assistant,
Mr. Pine, and by the artiste employed on the occasion, Mr. Eugene
Bell. The Senior Managers, who, like the Juniors, were distinguished
by a beautiful rosette upon the left breast, were as follows :
S E N I O R
HON. J. BOND I'ON. J. L. PETIGRU, ESQ. W. G. SIMMS, ESQ. W. A. CARSON, ESQ. C. T. LOWNDES, ESQ.
HON. W. J. GRAYSON. JAMES GADSDEN, ESQ.
MANAGERS.
A. HERBEMONT, Sr. ESQ.
H. W. CONNER, ESQ. OTIS MILLS, ESQ. ROBERT HUME, ESQ.
P. J. PORCHER, ESQ.
W. B. PRINGLE, ESQ. EDWD. GAIVIAGE, ESQ.