The reception given by the members of the Eastern Star at Masonic Temple on Wednesday evening was one of the largest and prettiest parties given in Ann Arbor this season. The reception was entirely in charge of the ladies, they composing the membership of the committees and making all the arrangements for the affair, and the result confers considerable credit on them. The Masonic apartments are especially adapted for large receptions and parties. The decorations for the reception Wednesday evening added much to the beauty of the rooms, each.of the spacious rooms being Ustefully decorated with flowers, bunting, cut flowers and plants. A canvas covered the floor in the main room, where dancing was carried on, as well as in the drill hall, two orchestras of Minnis' University orchestra furnishing the music. The reception opened at eight o'clock, the reception committee receiving the guests in the east of the main room. The ball opened at nine o'clock with fancy polanaise and powder ball by twenty four ladies, who had been instructed in the difficult figures by Mr. Ross Granger. The dance ended with the lanciers, the escorts of the ladies stepping into their places at a given signal. From that time until two o'clock a. m. dancing continued without intermission, refreshments being served to about 75 at a time, in the banquet hall. About 150 couples were present, among them being guests from Detroit, Ypsilanti and other places in the state. The costumes worn by the ladies were unusually fine and elabórate. Taking all the arrangements into consideration the reception given by the ladies was a success and it will be sometime before another is given that will equal it.