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Mrs. Fish,' the hostess, was the
Queen of the Fairies. She wore a
gown of silver hue, trimmed . with
rhinestones and spangles. In her hair
she wore a silver star fitted with an
electrical device and carried a wand
in which twinkling electric lights em
phasized the brilliance of the jewelry
with which her costume was loaded.
Lacings of diamonds and rhinestones
and buckles of sapphires and dia
monds were on her slippers.
Miss Edythe Deacon and Mrs. Ar
thur Scott Burden went dressed as
"The Brothers." They wore very
short and very tight knee trousers
Miss Margaret Caperton appeared
as Fatima in a Turkish harem cos
tume. Mrs. Reginald G. Vanderbilt was
Mrs. Herman Oelrichs was Mother
Little Red Riding Hood, little Miss
Muffet, Blue Beard, Queen of Hearts,
Beauty and the Beast they all were
But there were more plain fairies
than anything. A fairy might be sup
posed to wear so very diaphanous a
costume, you know.
No one was permitted to come near
the Crossways while the ball was go
Hundreds of private detectives
were stationed around the magnifi
cent grounds. Their orders were to
shoot to kill if anyone persisted in
trying to reach the grounds.
And so what common people there
are in Newport were forced to look
on at the blaze of light coming from
the Crossways from a distance.
There were more than 10,000 elec
tric lights and lanterns of goblin
heads and dragon shapes in the gar
dens, where the first of the festivities
The supper with its quantities of
costly wine was very late. After it
was over came a "pick and puck"
dance, more daring than the most
daring of tangoes.
That wild dance kept lip until tho
morning sun began shoving its
beams above the horizon.
That was the signal to the weary
dancers that their night of revelry
was over; that the day had come;
that it was time for them to sleep.
They went home, drab-looking,
wan, in the pure light of the morning.
THE HOLSTEIN MURDER CASE
In an, effort to unravel the mystery
surrounding the murder of 14-year-old
Benny Holstein, police of the
Morgan Park station will today grill
Lee White, negro, arrested yesterday
White is sai dto be the man who
dropped the mechanic's punch near
where the boy's body was found.
Mrs. Ella Wright, a negress, iden
tified the punch as one belonging
to her and asserted that White had
borrowed it from her.
Charles B. Goldsmith, a mail car
rier, told the police that he had seen
three negroes walk out of the brush
where the body was found.
The police still continue their
search for Paul Pakin, Turk, believ
ed to have been a companion of
Sixth Ward Suffrage Association
has adopted resolution endorsing
skirtless bathing suit for women and
condemning police for arresting wo
men in bloomers.
Cyrus Shank told secretary of Y.
M. C. A. he was to marry Mrs. Wood
row Wilson and she would pay his
room rent. The cooler.
Three armed men held up A. Wein
rich, owner of saloon at-1050 W. Van
Buren St., and took $75 and $100
diamond ring. Weinrlch fired at them
as they escaped but missed.
Detectives raided house at Milton
and Chicago avenues in search for
E. J. Duprey, who shot and killed
Henry I. Groninos. Duprey was not