February 21st, 1923
The twenty-seventh annual masque ball of Ladies Relief of Susanville was held In the Orpheum building Saturday, February 17th. About 300 couples were present and the galleries were packed with spectators.
The costumes were many and varied, from the rollicking clowns to gentlemen of color, ladies of the harem to the polite maids of the ballet.
A number of prizes were given as follows. First, best dressed lady, Mrs. Robert Cook, $5.00; second, best sustained character, Mrs. Coughell, $3.00; third, best dressed man, Mr. Worley, representing Sir Walter Raleigh, $5.00; fourth, best group, Helen Wilbert, Frances Pierce, Pauline Wren and Olivia Gramer; fifth, best sustained mule costume, Mr. Young, $3.00.
The entire proceeds of this affair are used in relief work among those of Susanville’s populace to whom old Dame Fortune had dealt with a meager hand.
A surprise to Susanville society was the marriage of Miss Rosanna Long and Walter B. Agee, which took place Friday evening at the Methodist parsonage.
Rev. Ira Price performed the service in the presence of a dozen relatives of the bride and groom. Miss Alcestra Lowe was maid of honor and Mr. Chelsey Long stood with the groom.
After the service the party repaired to the Republic Grill where an elaborate wedding breakfast was served.
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