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pl 10 EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA-, SATURDAY, OCTOBER SI. 10X3 FRIVOLOUS FOLLIES AND FANCIES FANTASTIC THAT FASCINATE HALLOWEEN'S MAID SUGGESTIONS FOR HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FAIRIES' HALLOWEEN PARTY HALLOWEEN ENTERTAINMENT ww Cm I ill r !' .H . . ; U i 'SL 41 !' ,r r i 'i lib lii The Halloween fairies were giving a part jr. Tliero was the pumpkin fairy, In shimmering shining yellow; tho apple fairy In russet nnd green, tho nut fairies In golden browns, and many others Into the bargain. They wer giving their party In ,the hollow of a great big oak tree. The friendly fireflies had offered to furnish the Illumination, and so many of thorn came that there wasn't the least bit of danger that their lights would all go out at the same time, and If they had there were several stow-worms that were more than willing to shine steadily right through the evening Outside, on a low branch of the tree, a Undly old owl mounted guard. If any of the mischievous goblins or hobgoblins ventured near he meant to warn the fairies by calling out "To-whool to whool" In plenty of time for them to mako their oscapo Locusts and katydids had been Invited to supply tho music Thoy sang over nnd over again to the delight of every one present And for refreshments they had little acorn cups Ailed with delicious dew caught that very morning and tiny ooJtes of honey made especially for the occasion by tho bora who had their hives nearby and who sent them with theli compliments. The fairies made a fairy ring and danced around It while the locusts and katydids sang their best songs, and the glow-worms and the fireflies made the Inside of the big tree brilliant with their yellow lights. The youngest fairies served the refresh ments, not forgetting a single llreflv or glow-worm or locust or katydid, and tho older fairies sat together on little chains made of lovely pink and yellow toad stools. The pumpkin fairy told of her busy, busy tlmo, flying around and touching MM I B 11 . u The Origin of Halloween The only mysterious festival left to prosaic Americans Is Halloween. Its origin is plainly Pagan, although the ro mantic element has come to us from England, Ireland and Scotland Around the 1st of November the Druids were supposed to hold their worship of the sun god, thanking him for the har vest. Huge sacrificial fires were TTghted In his honor, and kept lighted for days This Influence can still be seen in the "bonfire night" In Ireland. The Roman conquerors penetrated as far as Britain, and from them comes the custom of using nuts and apples on Hal loween. On this night Soman, the lord of death, was believed to call together all the souls of the wicked. These were condemned to Inhabit the bodies of beasts for a year, and Halloween marks their release. This fact or belief perhaps, marks the predominance of the mysterious ele ment In Halloween frolics. It Is the night when witches, elves and evl! spirits walk abroad They sour the cream, tie cats' talis together and per form the thousand and one pranks usually attributed to small boys Robert Burns In his poem, "Halloween," gives us a good description of the ways employed to penetrate the veil of the future. Three nuts are placed on the hearth. Each Is named after a. lover. If one cracks, he will be unfaithful. If one burns, ha will be faithful, etc. llany maidens ate an npple slowly before a. looking-glass. The face of her future husband was supposed to peep over her boulder. Children bom on Halloween are sup posed to have the power to perceive and communicate -with spirits. Sir Walter Beott makes use of this in his romance, "The Monastery." Ordeal of tho Lighted Candle "'" A lighted candle should be placed in the middle of the .room, and each guest should be blindfolded and told to Jump over It Those who clear it without ex tinguishing the flame I will have a happy and prosperous year ahead, but those who fail in clear it. or who lenock It over, will be very unlucky for the next twelvemonth! The Needle-threading Test It is very hard to thread a needle when seated on a round bottle laid lengthwise on the floor. It will roll about In the most surprising fashion The one who succeeds in threading the needle first will be the first to get married. Around the Apple Tub No Halloween par ty is complete with out the large tub filled with cold wa ter. Its surface crowded with the reddest of rosy cheeked apples Borne one should be se lected as manager of the sports, as guests. In their excitement. need to be regulated and controlled, or they may tumble headlong into the tub' A line should be formed, and each should kneel in turn end bob or duck their beads down Into the water, trying to secure an apple with the Weih. Fre quently the resisting apple has to be pursued to the wwy bottom of the tub, but this makes the game all the mora exciting, although the clothes are apt to get utterly soaked. To prevent this, the wise hostess will lay In a stock of water-proof bibs for the girts. wY'ja the men shgjld remove col Lars, tks and coats. -sns Afe 3 each eeparato pumpkin with her wnnd so that It would grow big and golden, and of n luscious flavor. The grape nnd poach and pear and apple fairies all had good reports to give of all their fruit trees, and the llttlo nut fairies said that they had not only pro vided enough nuts for every child and grown-up person for miles around, but they had made sure of a supply for all tho llttlo furrv, brlpht-eyed squirrels and chlpmunM that would last nil winter They were drinking each other's healths In tho little ncorn cups of bramble dew when suddenly To-whoo' called tho big eld owl, and they alt caught their breaths and stood perfectly still, oh, so terribly frightened' To-whool To-whoo' sang the owl, and each tlmo much louder than before. Tho Inside of the tree trunks, that look ed so pretty, festooned with fairy lcaes and How era and grasses nnd mosses, sud denly became pitch black Tho glow worms stopped glowing and tho lights of the flrouies all went out at the ery eame Instant Fairies and fireflies and glow-worms, lo custs and katydids flew all mixed up to gether, up and up, right up through tfce tree trunk until they reached the top. Then out they flew and away and away, under tho cover of the leaves until they were all safely home and ervery single one of them tucked In bed And the mischievous llttl sprites and goblins and hobgoblins that had come stealing up tho tree Just to frighten the fairies found nothing nt alt. They peered Into the big hollow of the oak tree, but there were no friendly fire flies and glow-worms to light It up for them, so they turned away quite de jected and maybo a little bit ashamed. Tho wise old owl kept one eye cocked open until the last one had vanished. Then he ruffled up his feathers, tucked his head under his wing and went to sleep for the night. Hallowe'en in Frolics Pretty games belong to Halloween more particularly than nny other time of the year. Certainly, no other feast offers such a variety of them Every country lends it epecullar customs, for Halloween is countless centuries old. "Ships of Fate" Is perhaps the prettiest and most romantic game of all Little ships are made of half an English walnut shell, -with little toothpick masts secured to the bottom of the shell with candle grease. The name of each guest Is printed or written on each boat. A little lighted candle Is placed In the stern Place these In a tub of water and fan gently. Much amusement follows the gradual pairing off of the boats Tho candle, of course, typifies good health Whoever has the candle which burns tho longest may expect a long and happy life. The boats may bo Improved upon In countless -ways and look very attractive with the lights shining In the water. A new version of the old custom of bobbing for apples Is, perhaps, not so exciting, but decidedly more reassuring for the unfortunate victims who have to go home on a cold night with wet cloth ing. The apples are placed in a row, using green, yellow and red ones al ternately. The guests are supplies with darts, or tiny bows and arrows. Shoot ing a red apple signifies success In love, a yellow one, money, and the green one health. An old English custom Is that of hang ing a stick parallel to the celling by a strong cord. On one end of this Is stuck a large lighted candle, on the other an apple. The stick Is then spun around rapidly, and the guests are supposed to secure a bite of the apple The pleasure of this game Is very doubtful. Slarshmellow toasting, roasting chest nuts, apples, pop-corn, new corn and Buch things before the open Are are less strenuous and still popular amusements for Halloween. The Boasting of Chestnuts The true lovers' test Is found In the roasting of chestnuts. A young man and a girl should each place a chestnut on the bars of the grate and carefully watch their behavior. If they stay quietly side by Bide, then the young couple who placed them there will lead an easy, peaceful life together But If, as Is fre quently the case, the nuts hiss and steam, then such behavior Indicates quarreling between tho owners. Frequently one chestnut will act In a wild manner, Jump Irg away from the other and hlBslng loudly, and this Indicates that the owner has a bad temperl The Halssin 1la.ee Into a piece of string about a yard long a raisin Is strung. Two people then take each an end in their mouths and hastily chew as much as possible. The one who reaches the raisin first will be wedded first. Recipe for Halloween Peanut Candy For a thick peanut candy boll together a cupful of sugar, a cupful of molast.es and two tablespoonfuls of butter ery slowly for about half an hour Then try In cold water and when It Is brittle add a cupful of shelled peanuts Pour Into well greased pans to the depth of half an Inch When It begins to harden cut Into squares with a buttersd knife. A crisp peanut candy that is easily made Is made by melting and browning granulated sugar, being careful that it does not burn, and then pouring It, when it Is all melted and brown, over shelled peanuts. When It is cold break It In pieces. Barley Omelettes Break two eggs Into a basin, remove the specks and beat well (If at hand, throw in a spoonful of minced parsley), a dust of pepper and salt It for savory one. If a swet one, add sugar Stir into the beaten eggs enough boiled barley to make It the thickness of a rich batter, then form It Into thin cakes with floured Angers Lay them Into a pan of heated fat; turn or hold before a bright are Minted onions may be added if ap proved. The omelette should be lifted w th a spoon or knife to prevent it stick ing to the pan. which It will do if it is a weil-used pan Take to table as sgon as choked Jam or stewed fruit may be used with this omelette. IDEAS FOR Halloween Is a time of rejoicing and festivity, and many delightful parties aie given to celebrate it fittingly The prob lem of entertaining the guests harasses many a hostess, and for her assistance tho following time-honored games are re corded: First In tho list comes snapdragon. This game Is a great favorite with the younger folks, and even the elders will enjoy It. About half a pint of brandy should be put Into a dish and a match applied to It. The moment It catches fire tho light In the room should be put out, so that the sole Uluminntlon comes from the blaz ing brandy. Handfuls of candled fruits, raisins, sugared almonds are then flung In. and the guests must try to snatch them out of tho flames. This causes great excite ment and much laughter, and Is sure to make the party a success The girl or man who manages to obtain the highest amount of fruit, etc , from the flames will meet her, or his, future mato within a year! Another delightful game is played with a mirror. The moon should be shining brightly, and the guest must walk sev everal paces back ward In the moon light, holding a looking-glass In one hand and gazing all the time Into the looking-glass. If the fol lowing verse is re peated, the face of the guest's future husband or wife, as the case may be, will appear In the glass: "Round and round, O itars so falrl Ye travel an1 eeareh cut eo where; I Tray ou. sweet stars, row show to me Thie night who my future husband (or wlfoj will te!" The Shadow Game This is a splendid game for Halloween A sheet or tablecloth KhnuM hfk Htratchecl across the centre ofl'l the room and a lamp placed behind It on u table. The lights in the room are then put out. and one player fits at the side between the lamp and the sheet The other players must then pass In turn behind the one sitting on the stool, their shadows being thrown upon the sheet They make all sorts of contortions and grimaces, wear false noses and beards, etc, and the man on the stool must try to guess their identity This Is a rather difficult proposl. tlon as the shadows seem strangely dis torted and twisted An Old English Halloween Custom The girl or man who is anxious to Know who her or his future companion for life will be will steal out on the night of Halloween quite alone, and will pluck a hair out of the head and cast It away, watching carefully In which direction the breeze may blow it The future partner will live in the direction In which the hair blows To make the charm work, the following verse should be recited aloud: "I pluck this leek of hair off my head Tu tell wboBie com the one I shall wed. Fly. allken tulr, Oy all the world around Until ou rwua the spot wlwre my truu lovt U found." Another game that will cause great In terest among the guests is played in this fashion: Take three dishes, rill one with clear water, the tecond with wattr Into which some black ink has been poured, and leave the third dish empty One of, the guests is then blindfolded and led to the table where the three dlsheu are laid The guest then dips his (or her) left forefinger Into one of the dishes. If it is the empty dish he Is fated to be a bachelor all his life or, if the player oe a lady, sho wid be an old maid If tuo flnser Is dipped Into the Inky water szm IMi A HALLOWE'EN PARTY 3S& the player wll marry a widow of a widower, but if the finger is dipped into tho clear water, then the future partner for llfo will be young, charming and handsome A ory amusing game Is played with mashed potatoes. Into tho midst of the mashed potatoes a dime, a ring and a thimble should ba placed. The potatoes are then eaten by the guests, nnd great Is the excitement n to who will got the articles burled In the mashed potatoes. Tho one who gets tho ring will soon bo married. The ono who gets tho thimble will live alono all his or her llfo. The discovery of the dime betokens tho re ception of a legacy or the gaining of riches A eplcndld way of entertaining the guests Is the hiding of nuts or apples in different places In the room. Several people should then be blindfolded, and they must hunt around for the hidden articles Hostesses who valuo their fur nlturo and ornaments, etc , wil start this bolbtorous game at their own risk. An amusing game Is tho trial by water. The gueet must fill his mouth with water and walk nround tho house without swnl lowlng or losing a drop of It. The first person met of the opposite sex will bo his fate. The Idea Is to send two young people out by different doors. If the young people selected are at all friendly, the fun will wax fast and furious, and as they are sure to meet, this simple game may bring matters to a crisis. Apple-Paring Test A third and most popular Halloween game Is played with applesklns. The npple should be pared, care being taken to do so In one long, unbroken piece. The paring should then be swung around the head, flung over the left shoulder and allowed to drop on the floor The letter thus farmed will show the Initial of Uie thrower's future mate for life. The Fun of Forfeits No Halloween party Is complete without the forfeit toll. When a player Is fined for the breach of some rule or for some mistake In a game, or for being defeated In some test, he must at once surrender a piece of his private property, such as a stud, or. In the case of a girl, a bracelet ur biooch or something of the sort A ready-witted person is then chosen to play the part of the Justice. There Is also a collector, who holds out the arti cle forfeited, crying, "Who Is the owner of this pretty thing?" The owner then comes forward, kneels down at the feet of Justice and Is told what he must do to redeem the goods. The penalties are varied and amusing: "Leave the room with two legs and come back with six " The way to do this 13 to go out Of the room and return carry ing a chair "Place one hand where the other cannot pet at it." The way to do this is to grasp the elbow. The quick-witted Justice will Invent many amusing penalties, and the game of forfeits will proceed in a very lively manner. Fortune Telling on Halloween One of the party should dress up as a witch or gipsy and tell the fortunes of the rest of the com pany Another method Is to write the for tunes on small pieces of white paper, us ing milk Instead of Ink. and when dry, place the slips In mn.v wolnn, el, Alia V.l.f.J ... H..V..W. JJ The shells can then T7 be sealed up, all captaole, and each guest now selects one On opening the walnut shells, the paper should be taken out and heated a little, when the milk will turn slightly brown and the writing be clearly revealed Great surprise will be caused at thus see jesT the fortune llteraiy grow Into vUnr Ir I All Halloween This is the nlcht o Hallowe'en, When a" the wlchtln mlcht o seen; Boms o them black, eome o them green, Some o' them llko a turkey Dean. Feast days and fast days, holidays and festivals come and go, but Halloween Is unique. It Is vested with the charm of all that there Is of the mystical, the strango and the weird and the super natural. Evil spirits hold high carnival, witches ride the air, goblins and hobgoblins, fairies and elves appear boldly, and the souls of the dead come forth from their graves and roam the earth. Even Us origin Is mysterious, pagan and Christian with a .dash of the mythological thrown In, perhaps. Long ago a feast was held in honor of Pomona, goddess of tho harvest. In England the Druids held a harvest celebration nt this time of year and built great bonfires In high places in honor of the sun that ripened their grain. In the Cath olic calendar the Eve of All Saints coincided with the pagan festival and became Involved In the fantastic rites of the earlier celebration. It Is a night when It Is not safr to be out in the dark and alone, a night when any man or maiden has the right and the might to invoke the spirit of tho future spouse by strange spells and Incantations. Faith In maslo Is all that Is needed. And It Is a night, flrs.t and last and all tho time, when grown-up pooplo can cast aside the affairs of state, the pomp of circumstance, and be what thoy would most like to be la all the world merry hearted children. And If we no longer really and truly believe In the supernatural, there Is a remembrance of the belief to serve the purpose and a wish that la almost a faith In Its power In a word, Halloween Is romance, the Never-Never Land that we are all seek ing, Bometlmes unknowingly and some times with the dusty highway of tho commonplace stretching ahead of us In terminably, and blinding our eyes. The Rose Test, for Girls Choose one for yourself and one for jour lover. This requires two roses with long stems. American Beauties are splendid foi this purpose You must try the test in soli tude, preferably in your own room. Vou must kneel down, fix your eyes on the rose chosen for your lover, twine the stems of the two flowers together and re peat the following aloud: "Twine, twine and Intertwine, Let my love be wholly thine. If his heart be kind and true, Deeper grow his rose's hue " If your lover loves jou truly, the rose should grow deeper in color. The Mirror Test You must stand alone before a mir ror and comb jour hair by candlelight. A single candle snould re usea ior this occasion You will then see In the clflttn iha tnrtk nf vnur future Ufa com panion wmwjiijwimiiiWiWimMimii Benj. B. Lewis DRESS PLEATING. HEMSTITCHING. PINKING AND GOFFERING BUTTONS COVERED Excellent tcorfc reasonable prices. 1535 Chestnut Street Take Elevator ut.sr3taL.3 In these days of apartment living one may have to beg, borrow or steal a cel lara modern cellar, of course, clean and dry, with n cement floor but certainty thero Is no place quite ltke It for a chil dren's Hallowe'en party. The descent to tho cellar of Itself puts ono In the proper anticipatory spirit! tho usual lioxllko stairway, dimply lighted, Is spooky just of Itself. A cellar, with grinning Jack o'Lan terns, giving an orange glow for tho only light; with autumn leaves and grasses festooned from the walls nnd celling; with witches, bats, cats nnd owls cut from black paper In nllhouotto and pasted against white walls, makes a picture In tuno with the weird and mysterious forces awake and abroad on this one night of tho year. A witch's caldron mndo of pasteboard, covered with black paper and set on a tripod, should bubble over with Hallow con favors. A bona fide witch, dressed with all the mummery of the part, should preside and distribute crackers, rattles and whistles to all bold enough to claim them. There aro games ns old as the hills that seem new overy year and never loso their charm. Bobbing for apples Is one, and a placo for a tub already filled with water should be found somewhere In tho picture. There should bo apples strung from tho colling that can be secured only by catching them with tho teeth. A table laden with nuts and fruits must Halloween Table Decoration Halloween offers unlimited opportunities for artistic tablo decorations. Autumn harmonics prevail, tho color schemes shown being chiefly orange, dcop reds and browns. Of course, tho weird black witches and white skeletons aro also In ovldence. One very charming table had a cloth mado of orange crepe paper, with a border of wltchos and cats In black. A good-sized houso made of black cropo paper pasted over cardboard formed tho centrepiece, and astrldo the roof sat a very formidable looking wltoh. Her body was made of a clothespin, with corn tassel hair, a realistically painted faco, and garments of shreddod orange and black paper. Tho lights used were can dles, and to got tho proper eerie atmos phero shades were made of dark grotesque faces, pumpkin heads and grin ning cats. Apples nnd other fruits wero ornamented by flags stuck In them, bear ing a Bkull and cross-bones. Quests are supplied with favors appropriate to tho occasion. Orange and black caps, faintly suggestlvo of the brownies, are vory pop ular. Tho whole effect Is very realistic, and from a hostess' point of view, vory successful. The "Walnut Treo "Lat Ilallow Eve I nought a walnut tree. In hopes my true love's face I might ee. Three times I called, threa times I walked apace: Then In tho tree I saw my true love's face." day If you wish to see the face of your fu ture husband (or wife) walk out In the moonlight on Hal loween to the near est walnut treo, walk around It three- times, calling out, "Let him that Is to be my true lovo bring me soma walnuts," and you will see your future husband (or wife) gathering them In the tree I The Halloween Card Party Auction Is the order of tho daj At every hour of the day, and mostly every hour of the night, a feverish bridge flend mny be seen looking for Its mato. The ever-popular tango is auction's only rival for popularity. This brings us to tho point of card players In general. You have all mot the charming little woman who has no thought on earth ex cept "dear John" and the children Ordinarily she Is most attractive, but In the serious mntter of brldgo you rattier lose your disposition when sho cheerfully doubles "Just to see what will happen" Such a partner is a grievous trial, but aay, with Cervantes, "Patience and shuttle the cards." To act annoyed at a partner's Ignorance of the game Is out of place; to criticize her play is Inexcusable. As for the giggly person, who cheer ftillj disregards alt her partner's signal bids, looks bored while her opponents play the dummy hand; in brief, who doesn't try at all, nothing Is too terrible She should either give cards up entirely or pay attention. That Is only fair to the other players Scientific "brldgers" have been blamed for their strict attention to the game This Is a very good fault, Those who play o game for tho love of It, and not for a pair of fancy ghnes or a camisole, can easily understand this. Nothing Is "so try Ing In any game as tho amateur Ilrldge etiquette Is a vei-y well defined thing und should be carefully observed by all players. On the whole. It Is the card player who always had a good time, whether he wins or loses; who takes defeat like success, with a bmlle, who plays carefully and wins occasionally: who is willing to help the beginner, and who never, never criti cizes, who is a favorite at bridge parties ties. Walnut Croquettes One cup bread crumbs. 1 cup milk, a; cup chopped walnuts, hi. teaspoon salt Cook the milk and crumbs to a paste, add walnuts, yolks of eggs and salt Shape Into balls, dip Into beaten egg and roll In crumbs. Fry In deep fat To Advertisers Send Copy in Early If you would secure insertion in the early mail edition of the Sunday Public Ledger have your advertisements at the Main Office or Ledger Central before 5 P. M. Saturdays. Telephone your Want Ads to Walnut or Main 3000 have at least one cake-mold mads of flour. In It there must be a ring for the first ono t6 be married, a. thimble for th Bplnater or old bachelor and a piece of money for the lucky one. The flour li sliced with a knlfo like an ordinary cake and the person who makes a find with the knife can hare It only by bltlne u out with tho teeth. Phllopcna with forfeits Invented by tho children adds to the fun. Fortune, telling with nuts and apples Is one of the rites of tho evening not to be over looked. A supper table, If thero It supper, spread with a paper tablecloth stamped with Halloween devices, and with paper napkins Is much more attrac tive than It could ba with ordinary linen. Candlesticks can bo made from hollonej cucumbers, and a pumpkin filled with fruit seems right nnd fitting for the cen terpiece. Placo cards can be bought or made by fastening the Halloween stlcken to orange or scarlet cards. The In vita, tlons to the party should not be neglect, ed; It takes so little Imagination to make them amusing and Interesting. A Halloween party without costumes and masques is like an egg -without salt. They aro easily mado or can bo bought for a song. Spooks and sprites, gobllni and ghosts, It doesn't matter what th choice. It Is the dlsgulso that counts, Bouvenlrs, and thero should be souvenirs of tho party, to bo stowed away with other treasures, can bo bought In the Bhapo of n dlmlnutlvo lantern or candle, stick, or n small slab of chocolate, with ono of the sprites atendnnt on Halloween, cither bearing It or being borne upon 11 The Needle Game Each guest should bo given a needle and a tiny piece of butter, so that the neaalt may be greased. The needles are then placed In a basin of water, each guest watching his or her own needle care fully. By tho low of magnetism and at traction the needle will rush apart or together, as the enso may be, and the manner In which each needlo behaves will betoken the actions and tho relationships of the parties concerned in the game. The Halloween Jinx Yes, surely you know about lt-the Halloween Jinx. It's only a theory, soma people say, but nevertheless awful things have been known to happen when you mado tho Jinx mad. You see, Halloween Is Buch a mysterious, eerie old night that tho elves and goblins and hobgoblins and whatnots all creep from their holes and peer around Well, If they should happen to see any kiddle or grown up, either with a frown on' A piercing shriek may be heard through out the house, and by this the unhappy "frowner" knows his fate. The "Jinx" Is on you for another j'car. So bo careful, kiddles, to smile and frolic, so that the Halowcen Jinx won't see you when he comes prowling around tonight. Turkish Delight Soak one ounce of gelatine over night In a teacupful of water. Put one pound and a half of loaf sugar In an enameled saucepan, with a small teacupful of water. Stand till the sugar dissolves, then add the gelatine, the Juice of two lemons and one teaspoonful of essence of lemon. Stir till it boils, then allow to boll for eight minutes. Itlnse twu dishes In cold water, pour half of the mixture Into each and color one half with cochineal. Allow to stand over night, cut Into squares and roll In Icing sugar. At the 61irn of the - . , Golden Ostrich T ,nTPSt French Feather Creations Made From Your Old Ostrich Feathers At Half the Cost of New Best Work Lowest Prices Feathers Curled on Your list While You Walt Frrnrh Feather bhon OUClJk Mall Order Given I'rompt Attention V ttT.'-!l-flt-i?ti