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r j ,-., 'TIS FAIRIES' MGHT. ALL Halloween, when to youb sight may be, i ween, BernUM Tour Fntnrv Spouse's Fsw, la All IU Cgllneas and Grace That's 'What Think In the "Anld but Hardly, I Trow, on This Sldn the Sea. A Scotch writer who contributed an article to an American newspaper about Halloween last year declared himself "very much impressed by the almost universal observance of Halloween and its old customs in America." Ho added that the forms most taken by tho observance of tho nigh there were, and equally to his interest, rather Scotch-Irish than English. Farther on ho says that "Halloween has always been and still trrmcG at lugging or gates. is the feast of the year, when gentle and simple meet and enjoy themselves together, irrespective of social barrier and caste, so rigorously observed on other occasions. " This view of Halloween will perhaps be entirely new to a majority of those who read this writing. Halloween is observed in the United States, to be sure, and perhaps in some parts of the country with some of the same superstition that marks its observance among tbo&e who dwell on the British isles, but this is rarely the fact among those of the ' 'old time American stock. " This is especially true of those descended from the Puritans. Thoso sturdy old iconoclasts cast out all sorts of belief regarding saints' days and pagan festi vals, including even Christmas and the Eastertide, in their prohibition of celebrations that savored of either the Roman church or the Druids. Tho observance of Halloween is a mixture of both, and I have no doubt that there are many thousands in the United States, some of whom will read these words, who were in as dense ignorance of Halloween in their childhood as was a business man of one of our largest cities with whom I converted the other daj. "I never heard of Halloween" at all when I was a boy, " said this man. ""'1 never heard of Easter either until I was 17. of 18. Full knowledge of both did not come to me till I 'went away to school' with money I had earned work ing in the hayneld and the apple orchard, and then I read their history in the 'Book of Days.' But I knew all about Paas (I used to spell it Pees) and cabbage night. I used to hide eggs in the haymow for days, waiting for the first, and the standing cabbages and the winging gates of the neighbors used to suffer on the second, I tell you. Cabbage night! That's the title the American boy applies to Halloween. And a right lusty, sturdy savage the American boy is like to be on that night It must be confessed that the joys of cabbage night, its breathless exertions and runnings here and there in the darkness, its pulling of bells and knocking at doors, its lifting and lugging of gates, its stretching of ropes across paths to trip the unwary, all seem rather flat and silly to the man whose hair is getting gray and who is beginning to be fat or rheumatic or perhaps both. But they weren't flat and silly some 20 or SO years ago, were they, old fellow? Do you rememberwhat fun you had stealthily tying two cabbages to Deacon Ellis' front door knob on cabbage night in 186? or 1868? How you then knocked at the door and dodged behind the big cherry tree in the yard where Tom Waters was hidden before you? How you then saw the young theological student, who was "settin up" with the deacon's pretty niece, when he opened A LITTLE SERMOX. the door? How he was so angry when he saw the joke that he began to say something that sounded very much like a "big, big DV How you snickered so loud that he heard you, and darting out into the darkness caught you both and dragged you into the parlor, where he stood you, nearly helpless with mortification, before his sweetheart, preached you a little sermon, smiling the while, which sounded very funny to the young lady, but very serious to you? And how at the windup he confessed that he had himself done such things when he was boy, but thought them rude and suggested that in future you spend een going about restoring unhinged gates to their own and t'ie commission of other similar good ikeds? If that reminiscence be not one of yours, then one somewhat similar probably is unless yon were a city boy, as I was not. I suppose there is no docbt that town born lads havo quite as much fun in their weak way and manner as counrry lads, bet I must confess I have never been able to understand how. It is not patting it inaccurately, I imagine, to say that Halloween, observed according to the methods that are time honored across the ocean, is a new institution, comparatively speaking at least, in America. It was brought here by settlers who came latter than tho Puritans, by immigrants who came to better their condition and not for liberty of conscience. In some sectiocs where the population is largely made up of this latter element the old English, Scotch and Irish legends undoubtedly obtain, yet it is extremely doubtful if there is one-tenth of tho Halloween superstition anywhere in the United States that exists in the mother country unless it is among tho negroes of tho south, where, since the extreme observances of the occasion resemble those of the "voodoo doctors" so closely, it has been completely assimilated into the system of superstitions held by the children of Africa. A sort of half belief in Halloween superstition has been widely disseminated by the boarding schools of the land, and it is safo to asmno that there is far more of Halloween observance among the children and young folks of the rich and well to do than among those whose parents work for wages throughout the land. It is quito customary nowadays for parents to plan Halloween parties for their children, at which many of the sports of tho season are entered into. Bobbing for apples, throwing apple peelings over one's shoulder to see what initials the peelings will form, pouring melted lead into water for a similar purpose and the like are favorito diversions at these little parties. As diversions they are harmless, but in all seriousness the inculcation of superstitious at Halloween, or any other time, for that matter, should be avoided, for the human creature is desperately inclined to be superstitious, no matter how modern, and there is nothing more torturing in life than to bo a victim of some belief in the significance of omens and signs and presentiments, even if the victim knows in his inmost heart that there is nothing at all to justify such belief. As a study the folklore of Halloween is most interesting. The origin of the observance is unmistakably Druid- 'SisHaB: ' '' ' iw.sn S'aUL. jn? n - isi. -- two nAZL snrrs i threw bto the flame ical, and, although the date was shifted to that of All Souls' night when Christianity usurped heathenism among the Teutons, the Anglo-Saxons and the Celts, there is nothing about its legends and ceremonies that does not savor of the pagan. Pulling the kail (or cabbage) to find if one's spouse to be will be stout or lean is one, and from this no doubt came the hilarious phantasies of the American cabbage night. Hazel nuts and chestnuts play an important part in English Halloween observances. The poet Gray tells of this most delightfully in these lines: Two hazl csu I threw Into the flame. And tOTOch nut 1 cvb a sweetheart's name. ThU with the loudest bounce me Bare amazed. That in J flame of brightest color As bl&zea nut so marth7p&rtsion grow. For 'twas thine own that did so brightly glow. In the old days it was believed that witches did travel abundantly on Halloween. The fairies, too, did then disport themselves most friskily, and spells then worked that worked no other night. The burning bf bonfires was general in Wales and Scotland on Halloween, and lads and maybe lasses, too, then went out masked and dressed in garments of quaint design. -There were also many games on Halloween in other times of which nothing is preserved, save in tradition. Some of these games were such a3 would not be admissible now, for the refine ment of those old days was much less than that of today, no matter how they may have excelled the present in other directions. Those games which had for their object the discovery of a future husband's or wife's identity were naturally most popular. Here is a recipe for securing an answer to the question (apposed to bo most important to every girL It is from an ancient publication, entitled "The Tree Fortune Teller:" "To know whether a woman will have the man she wishes get two lemon peels. Wear them all day, one in each pocket. At night rub the four posts of the bedstead with them. If she is to succeed, the person will appear in her sleep and present her with a couple of lemons. If not, there is no hope." Here is one from the latitude of Chicago It i adapted to city observance, but it is not warranted: Fill your mouth with salt and run around the block, when your true love will of a surety show himself. Eva Lnvett has put this one into rhyme. It is an old favorite with all Halloween devotees: At midnight lone hempseed is thrown (The peeping elrei can see). "I sow hempaeed, my love, indeed. Cia. garner after mel" 1L L Dezteb. HAWAIIAN GAZETTE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1S03. PRESENTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS. An Endless Variety Awaits Generous Flayer What These Gifts Cost. As the holidays approach tho buyer of gifts has this one question in her mind: What presents shall I buy and how much money will they cost? So when shopping is to be done for the elderly man or woman what is butter than a good martin silk umbrella, in which black silk, with natural stick tipped with silver, can be purchased for the sum of $10.50 to $12? If this is too expensive, then a lighter one can be procured with natural handle for the low price of $3 to $5 or a red silk one with cover and tassel for $4.93. For a lady's desk there is a now cut glass stamp moistener, long and nar row, with silver top, in which a fine sponge at the openingserves as a brush. This dainty affair can be bought for Gold plated pen, with mother of pearl handle, at the small cost of $1.65 to 1 1.75, and any number of silver ones for 1.50. Of fancy noto paper there are boxes ad libitum. English cream linen at 30 cents a quire, with envelopes. The "Post Boy" is much in vogue this season, an excellent papeterie, well boxed in cream whito, tied with white ribbon, at 36 cents. A charming souvenir of the great day. Then there are the new reading glasses, with silver handles and outer silver rim, in which a slight decoration is given. They range in price from ?3.75 to $6. 75. For my lady's boudoir there are endless monclioir cases, in which pink and yellow chiffon does excellent duty as outside puffs, tho center being of thin totting cloth, of which figures in gay attiro are tho scheme. They are of fair size and range in prico from $ to $11, according to decoration. Bonbon boxes of gilt, embossed with fine enamel, exquisite in design, at the low price of $3.50. Then there is tho now departure, the cornucopia bonbon box of Dresden china. At tho top of theso flowery novelties there is a silk bay, with tassels. At its back is a hole for banging against the wall This device is 3. 50, and well worth it. Pin trays there are of Turkish bras3 which range in price from GO cents to $4. For the ambitious honieniaker there are endless designs in pottery, the Doul-ton ware taking the lead this season. Small teapots at 80 cents, sugars at 75 cents and pitchers at 45 cents. All rich in shades of browns, with cream decorations of figures and flowers. Some good sizo water jugs, with admirable mottoes: "Welcome, the Best Cheer," "Better Must Be tho Cup That a Smile Will Sweeten." Any of these quaint pieces at the reasonable sum of $1.60 to $3. Oatmeal sets for tho little ones in all kinds of flower decorations from 66 cents to $1. For the town or country hall the new umbrella jugs are wonderful in beauty, particularly those of equal shape, in blue and white, the edges in rococo style and at a value of $20. Of the newest, the Trenton ware takes the Jead, made like a huge china pocket, which sets against the wall, in colors' and design of the chrysanthemums, set off by an abundance of gilt. For window sills jardinieres of Bretby ware, in grays, browns and yellows, can be bought from $5 to $6, 'and so the endless variety is at every hand for the generous buyer. Mks. Ouveb'BellBdnck. Eyeglass Cleaner. Ton cannot see the world aright If yon do not kxep your glasses bright. This legend can be proved by those who are obliged to use them. So to correct the dimness a design is here reproduced batyyjl See j yThe World C if you do not Kpepyoup COSVEflENT ET20LAS3 CL2AXER. from the New York Tribune for a convenient little eyeglass cleaner that will be within the reach of alL It is made of three leaves of soft chamois skin tied together with a bit of narrow yellow ribbon. The upper leaf has the lettering done in liquid gilt The edge is also outlined with the gilt. HOW TO PREVENT CKOUP. SOME BEADING THAT "WILL PBOVE INTERESTING TO YOUNO MOTHERS HOW TO OtJABD AGAINST THE DISEASE. Croup is a terror to young mothers and to tbem concerning the cause, first symptoms and treatment is the object of this Item. The origin of croup is a common cold. Children wno are eublrct to it talce cold verv easily and croup is almost sure to fol low, xne nrst symptom Is hoarseness; this is soon followed by a peculiar rough cough, which is easilv re cognized and will never be forgotten by one who has beard it. The time to act is when the child first hpcnrnw hoarse. If Chamberlain's Cough Rem edy is freely given all. tendency to croup will soon disappear. Even alter the cranny couzh has develoned it will prevent the attack. There is no danger In giving this remedy for it contains nothing Injurious For sale by all dealers. Benson, Smith fc Co , stents fnr.H I. COFFEE ! Costa's Coffee Pulpers, Simple, efficient machines for hand power ore lur sale oy ROBT. CATTON, 4157 1709-lm Queen Street, Honolulu. UNjJsa jsjiu ii ES&iJS THANKSGIVING. SPECIAL NO. 1. Keep Him Home If there's one way of inducing a man to stay at home, it's to make home comfortable for him. Just imagine papa, hubby or brother trying to resist the temptation to lay of on one off our PORTIERE DIYANS He simply can't do it, and when you own up to him that you only paid $12.oo for it, if it's hubby, he will pass off into a dream of his bachelor days, only to awake and offer thanks for the great change and comforts of home. Sit beside him in one of our handsome WICKER ROCKERS OR WICKER CHAIRS Tell him you bought it for only $5.50 and you will awaken an interest in him for the comforts of life. You will be surprised at the effect. TRY IT, IT WILL KEEP HIM HOME. H0PP&C0., Furniture Dealers). CORNER KING AND BETHEL STS. w HE LIMITED, importers Hardware AND -: GENERAL Mill Partial .list per Amy Turner of Goods just jeceived from New York. Wheel Barrows, Road Scrapers, Ox Bows, Hoe Handles, ' Barbed Wire, Asbestos Cement, MATTOCKS, Feed Cutters, Lawn Mowers, Forges, Blacksmiths' Bellows, Machinists' Drill, Vises, Charcoal Irons, Refrigerators, FAIRBANKS SCALES CASTLE & COOKE, Ld. 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