The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
publication date unknown


The Owl Club gave their third party of the season at the Bank Parlors last Friday evening, which resulted in being the most successful as to numbers and in all a very enjoyable affair. The dancing commenced promptly at 8 o’clock and continued until the “wee small’ hours," the music being furnished by the Leon Orchestra. As we do not care to be partial in the matter and as we have heretofore described the toilets worn the ladies on such occasions, we deem it nothing more then a matter of justice that the gentleman share a portion of this honor, hence the toilets of the gentlemen present on this occasion will be found in the following:

C. W. CREIGHTON appeared in full evening dress, coat pants and vest, with liver-colored mustache to match; cut-glass ornaments.

J. A. CASTER wore a heavy corded, square train, over a linen duster; V-shaped neck, high collar and corn stalk dagger stuck through the coils; imported alum ornaments.

JOHN O. HAMILTON wore his hair a la pug with razor thrust through and created quite a sensation with reeds in his coat tail, cut Seymour; no special ornaments.

W. P. CLARK caused a commotion by appearing in a corsage of faille, laced down the front, sash of moiré, same shade. Low-necked slippers, left pants leg in boots, with bowie-knife attachments, a la cow boy.

WILLARD YOUNG tight pants; Greek draperies framed the side panels, elbow sleeved finished with tulle puffs, which meet the long white peau de Suede gloves. A flower garden bloomed on his left lung.

JOE PETERS, Knickerbockers, reaching to the instep, flounced with rick-rack, Russian leather vest, butterfly drapery, yellow kid slipper, style Louis XIV with china buckles. A necklace of dishpans.

FLETCH LAYTON, eyebrows painted, full beard, buffalo overcoat, en de collete, and a beautiful smile: created quite a furor; cabbage ornaments.

DR. V. VAN WEDEN, wore a full gown, caught at the heels with odorized tin; no corsets or over-skirt. Pill-bottle ornaments.

BRYON DAUGHETY, a lovely costume of heliotrope surah, made dancing length. The front was composed of alternate strips of uncut velvet and heliotrope surah, square neck, bodice filled in with goose feather; scarlet gloves; short tulle veil buckled to coiflure with a halter-strap.

BERT LONG appeared in a conventional party costume, décolleté coat and short sleeves, eye-glasses and celluloid ornaments to match. He was the cynosure of all eyes.

FRANK LOREY appeared in - - - ing, draped in Macedonia lace and celery trimmings, ox-blood undress gloves with one sleeve rolled up. A handsome set of borrowed safety pins gave a luster to his brilliant attire.

LON VAN WERDEN, full court train, edged with heavy cord of liver pills, pants and vest to match, long sleeves met by red yarn mits, blue army over coat “en train” and “porous plaster” ornaments.

W. J. SULLIVAN looked recherché in pink surah garb, with trousers deeply carved up the side and overgaiters to match, diamond dust in his hair and lips painted red, false whiskers and carried a bouquet of coxcomb.

G. E. GARDNER looked perfectly stunning in Kentucky jeans, veiled with black tulle, undraped, sleeveless, glass ornaments and white chicken feather fan with elm sticks; handkerchief a la perfumed and jewelry to correspond.

JOHN F. HAMILTON had his hair arranged in clip knot with cream tips, deep pointed corsage cut square at the throat and filled with pink tulle, no sleeve. Alaska ornaments and changed hose.

F. E. THOMPSON wore overalls cut dancing length with blouse to match, sleeveless, entirely covered with a sky blue duster en traipe with a real live mustache on his upper lip, which showed off his figure admirably.

R. E. MCCOMB wore prince “elaborate” cut bias, caught in front by a wooden peg, heavy side whiskers and overshoes to match, cut-glass rolled up behind – oriental style.

Transcription by Sara LeFleur
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