100 years ago
The big ball
From the Dorsey social column: "Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Rowles tendered a party in honor of the eighteenth birthday of their youngest daughter, Miss Eisye Louise, at their beautiful home on 'Walnut Lawn' Tuesday evening last. Music was rendered by musicians from Baltimore, also a few selections on the piano by Misses May Mimick, Virgie Cooney, Bessye Ritter, Liela Herbener, Florence and Sarah Smith, accompanied by Mr. Victor Devouges on the violin. The big doors between the two front rooms were thrown open, presenting one spacious ball room.
"Soon the mansion trembled with joy as the dancers began to...