From the Omaha World-Herald, dated February 6, 1904:
Grand Island Liederkranz Ball
Special Dispatch to the World-Herald
Grand Island, Neb., Feb. 5 - The members of the Liederkranz society gave its annual masquerade ball at its hall last evening, 300 people being in attendance. There were several elaborate groups and many elaborate costumes, some of them having been imported. Prizes were given.
The Liederkranz is quite an exclusive Germany society, and the annual masquerade anniversary celebration and Christmas observance are always among the leading social events.