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A VOL.2.NO.109 Chicago, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1913 ONE CENT
QUAKER CITY SOCIETY FOLKS SHAKING IN
THEIR SKINS- PARDON WE MEAN TIGHTS
All the Swells Were Out on a Whoop of a Time Last
Night, and Now They're Afraid We'll
Find Out Their Names.
Philadelphia, Feb. 5. The
Quaker City is quaking from a
new cause today.
Said cause is the Bal Masque
big annual society affair of Phil
adelphia, begun at Horticultural
hall last night and still going on.
This year it was chiefly exclu
sive in regard to clothes, which
were practically excluded from
The guests included many .of
the most prominent debutantes
and matrons in eastern society.
But they did not give out the
list of names and costumes worn
to the newspapers as usual.
For it is the plain fact that the
majority of the women present
wore tights just plain tights and
boots for the lower half of the
picture they represented.
This naturally put all previous
masquerades in the same class
with Sunday school picnics.
The ball began early in the
evening. At midnight, when
Lent began, the clock was stop
ped, and the guests told there
would be no need to go home un
til they felt like it.
If Father Time would not wait
for Philadelphia sassiety, by gol
ly Philadelphia sassiety intended
to put a crimp in Father Time.
And none of the guests are
known to have felt like going
home at midnight. They are still
there now, and the scene is said
j to be a disgrace even to high
i Toward morning, the revelry if
I said to have passed all previous
I speed limits, and by noon most of
the women were in a state of ob
j solute exhaustion and were get
j ting out of it with the help o.
In the early hours today, the
women who appeared in dresser
or in pantaloons were --openl
"We know why she doesn't
wear tights," was about as fre-