A HARVEST-HOME DANCE
S OME merry girls gave an entertainment last September which was unique only in its adaptation. The invitations were for a "Harvest-Home Dance," and all were asked to come in costumes representing fruits and vegetables. The rooms were decorated as for a barn dance, the mantels and corners banked with pumpkins, bunches of yellow maize, leaves, wheat, and corn shocks.
When the guests arrived the rooms looked like an animated kitchen garden. One girl was lovely in pale-green cheese-cloth abundantly trimmed with parsley, her head wreathed with the feathery leaves. Another was a veritable Ceres in corn colour and masses of ripe wheat and poppies.
The men wore enormous boutonnieres of onions, carrots, and parsley. Their grotesque appearance seemed to inspire a certain humorous contagion in their spirits, and the affair was universally conceded to have been a great success.
A LAWN PARTY BY MOONLIGHT
"Anything for a novelty" is the most quoted of proverbs, and even those who make pleasure their