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Carl Nikolaus Riotte -> Carl Nikolaus Riotte in Texas -> 15.10.1860 Principal of the German-English School of San Antonio, Texas

 

The Ladies' Supper.

    On last Thursday evening the ladies favorable to the German-English School, gave a supper in the Casino Hall for the benefit of that Institution. From a gentleman who participated in the affair we gather some of the particulars.

    The tables were sent for two hundred persons but had to be extended. Each person was ticketed to a seat, and the most perfect order and comfort observed through the entire arrangement.—A little before 9 o'clock, upon request, the numerous and elite company was seated at the tables and addressed by the President of the Casino, Julius Berends, Esq., in the German language. After Mr. Berends' address, the supper commenced and continued until 11 o'clock and after, interspersed with speeches, toasts and music. Hon. G. Schleicher, Judges Divine and Duncan, addressed the company in English, and C. N. Riotte, Esq., Principal of the German-English School, our neighbor of the Zietung, and others, in German.—The addresses were excellent, the supper splendid, and the order and politeness which pervaded the whole affair is pronounced superior to that of any former occasion of like character in our city. In fact the whole affair passed off in the most delightful and pleasant manner,--good humor and good feeling predominating.

    It was evident that the sum realized (although quite handsome) was not so much the object as to raise an interest in behalf of education.

 

Published in ALAMO EXPRESS [San Antonio, TX], October 15, 1860, p. 3, c. 3 (http://www.uttyler.edu/vbetts/alamo_express.htm)

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