FOR TREE PLANTING. A PLEASING EXERCISE APPROPRIATE TO ARBOR DAY. It Is AAuiued That Most of the I'urtlol-t I'urtlol-t punts Will Be Young Folks Hints on Costuming Apposite Kxtracts from the ! Writings of Stuudard Toets. Shadowy and close and cool. The pine and poplar keep llielr quiet nook; Forever fresh ami full Shines, at their feet, the thirst-inviting brooki And tho soft foltai-e seems Spread for a placo of Utuquet and of dream. Bryant. In summer thro' the leafy trees Thnt spread their branches high, I catch between tliequivering loaves A scrap of shining sky; The sunlight flickers on the grass. It dances here and there. The soft wind breathes of forest glades And meadows broad and fair. -D. II. Goodale. Al'TUMX. The woods of autumn all around our vale Have put their glory on. The mountains that enfold lit their wide sweep the colored landscape Seem grouis of giant kings in purple and gold That guard enchanted ground. Bryant. Arrayed in its robes of russet and scarlet and yellow. Bright w-ith the sheen of the dew each glittering glitter-ing tree of the forest HE set address on Arbor Day may be followed by exercises for the children, who , will probably be in the majority of those present, especially es-pecially if the celebration is a school affair. These exercises may begin with a march. Of course only the children need be dressed especially for the occasion. They may inarch two and two, singing the "Arbor Day March." Some uniformity in dressing dress-ing will make the scene a prettier one. For example, nil might wear wreaths the girls of flowers and the boys of leaves. If the season is far enough advanced ad-vanced let the girls carry branches of tree blossoms and the boys branches of leaves. If tho weather is very mild the girls might be dressed in pink or white, to represent tvee blossoms, and the boya in green or brown, like leaves. Another plan of costuming would divide di-vide the children into four groups, representing rep-resenting tho four seasons in trees. Those in tho spring group would be dressed in very light greeu the girls with tissue paper, muslin or tarletan gowns, which, for safety, could be made large enough to wear over any dress; the boys in green muslin costumes, so cut that the trousers and jacket are all in one, the cloth extending above the neck in a pointed hood which falls over the forehead. Bells may be fastened on the points. All wear or carry early spring flowers. The summer group is attired in darker green with later flowers, say roses. The autumn group is gayer, being be-ing in red or yellow, with bunches of leaves on head or shoulders. Of course the flowers and leaves may be artificial if the natural are not obtainable. WINTER GROUP. Flashed like the plane tree the Persian adorned with mantles and jewels. Longfellow. Autumn's earliest frost had given To the woods below Hues of beauty, such as heaven v Lendeth to its bow. -Whittfer. There is a beautiful spirit breathing now Its mellow richness on the clustered trees. And, from a beaker full of richest dyes. Pouring new glory on the autumn woods. And dipping in warm lights the pillared cloud. Longfellow. WINTER See yonder leafless trees against the sky, How they diffuse themselves into the air And, ever subdividing, separate Limbs into branches, branches into twijjs. As If they loved the element and hasted To dissipate their being into it. Emerson. Leafless are the trees; their purple branches Spread themselves abroad like leaves of coral In the Red Sea of the winter sunset. , Longfellow. ALL MIOHT WEAR WREATH3. The winter group will be dressed in browns, with cotton batting sprinkled with diamond dust along the edges. They can carry bare branches in which have been placed tufts of the glistening cotton to simulate snow. Quotations about trees in the various seasons can properly be given if the latter costuming costum-ing is adopted, though the exercise is snitablo with any style of fancy dress, or if no costuming is done. Arbor Day songs can be sung at the close of each group of quotations, aud an address may precede or follow all. SPRING. Far away in shadowy woodlands. Where a footstep never falls. There the spring is late and shy. There the pink arbutus opens. And the plaintive phcBbe calls. Tuere the living sunlight glances Thro' a changeful April sky. -D. K. Qoodale. 'Tis merry In greenwood thus runs the old lay-In lay-In the gladsome month of lively May, When the wild birds' song on stem and Invites to forest bower. Then rears the ash his airy crest, Then shines the birch in silver vest. And the beech in glistening leaves is drest, Aud dar k hetwuen shows the oak's proud breaat Like a chieftain's frowning tower. -Sir Walter Sootf. The willow's whistling lashes, wrong fiy the wild winds of gusty March, With sallow leaflets lightly strung SPRING! OROUP. Arc swaying by the tufted larch. The elms have robed their slender Bpray With full blown flower and embryo leaf i Wide o'er the clasping arch of day Boars like a cloud their hoary chief. O. W. Holmes. The apple Ireea with bloom are all aglow. Soft drifts of perfumed light; A miracle of mingled fire and snow, A laugh of spring's delight. Horatio Nalson Powers. SUMMER. Pleasant it was when woods were green. And winds were soft and low. To lie amid the sylvan scene. Where, the long drooping boughs between. Shadows dark and sunlight sheen Alternate come and go. ' Longfellow.