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MR. LLOYD GEORGE, M.P., ON THE CENSUS RETURNS. A REPLY TO THE BISHOPS. At a meeting to promote the establishment of a Cymru Fydd Society at Carnarvon, on Friday, Mr. Lloyd George, M.P., in the course of his speech, referred to the Welsh language census controversy. He said I recently received a letter from a clergyman asking me for an explanation of some statement I had made with regard to the part which the clergy played in this matter. I find it very difficult to answer all the I tters I receive, even when they are from constituents of mine, and if I undertook to answer every letter from a clergyman demanding explanations upon my speeches I could find no time to make speeches at all. I therefore wrote my clerical friend that if he thought it worth his while to attend this meeting to-night I should be delighted to answer any question and to afford any explanation which he desired. Seeing that he resides within a convenient distance of the town. I thought that this was not asking too much, if he was very anxious to clear up this matter. It is always so very much better to transact business face to face. However, I do not see his genial presence amongst us, and I am sorry for that, because we have always been able to get on very well together. But I shall address myself to one or two points which he raises in his letter. He is good enough to inform me that there is a rumour current -presumably in his own circle of friends-that I have been guilty of the very grave offence of making a fraudulent return in filling up my own census paper by entering myself as a monoglot Welshman. Seeing the torrent of indignation which a much less serious charge gave rise to amongst the clergy, one would have thought that before setting a rumour of that kind going they would have some foundation for it. As a matter of fact, it is an absolute and unmitigated fabrication. Now I come to the second point, which is my charge against the clergy. Let us be clear what the substance of it was. I am not going to enter into a quarrel about mere side issues, nor am I going to allow the clergy to concentrate the whole public attention upon one mere trivial point in the whole controversy. The gravamen of my allegation was this-that the evidence upon which the Registrar-General acted in the preparation of his libel upon the honour of the Welsh people was largely clerical in its origin. I would not have made the charge of that character without having previously received information which appeared to me at the time to adequately bear it out. Since then there have been three or four contradictions published in the press, and I have to consider whether I am justified in adhering to the material point in my indictment in the face of those repudiations. When the first letter appeared from a Welsh bishop denying his connectiun with any circulars, I stated the first opportunity I had afterwards that I was prepared unreservedly to accept his word in the matter. The same observa- tion holds good with regard to the bishops who have since written. I state frankly that as far as the mere question of the issuing of a circular by, at any rate, three or four Welsh bishops is concerned, it is clear that my informant was mistaken and so far as the statement may have been made into a reflection upon them, I unhesitatingly withdraw it, and am prepared to make the amends which the occasion demands. But the question of the circular is a small point, and it has been magnified into a great one by those who were anxious to conceal from the public the real merits of the dispute. But my informant was not so far wrong, and I will tell you how I am able to test the accuracy, in the main, of the facts which he conveyed to me. Shortly after I made my state- ment in the House of Commons the Bishop of St. Asaph as usual, allowing his passion to get the better of his discretion, wrote a long letter to the Times to substantiate the accusation which the Registrar-General brought against the veracity of the Welsh people, an allegation which that official has been honourable enough to withdraw. I have not yet discovered that the Bishop of St. Asaph has followed his example. I discovered that the most important facts upon which the Registrar-General acted in coming to his first conclusion were almost identical with those which the Bishop of St. Asaph had embodied in that letter. It is certainly a curious coincidence. I t-hall never cease to believe that it is something more. The Bishop of St. Asaph is not the man to miss an opportunity to cast an aspersion upon the character of the people he dwells amongst and lives upon. Therefore, I say that upon that fact alone the charge is a substan- tially accurate one, the only difference being that instead of sending a circular out to collect the information a Welsh bishop seems to have collected it for himself with the aid of a number of clerical jackals. So that my informant really understated the case. But before I leave this question let me point out two very important lessons which any man can draw from this controversy. One is this, namely, the contrast between the indignation and the energy which the clergy display when there is the slightest aspersion cast upon their own honour and their absolute apathy when a grave charge is brought against the character of their people. I simply made a statement in the House of Commons that the clergy had assisted in the collection of evidence which would assist their political object -that involves no moral obliquity on their part. And forthwith every bishop in the land writes letters and makes speeches to repudiate in the most vigorous language at his command the imputation. An official. of the Government publishes a Blue-book recording it as his conviction that 500,000 Welshmen had been guilty of a fraud of the worst type with a view to mislead the English people. That was made months ago. I have never heard a single bishop or a clergyman indited as much as a line or ever gave thirty seconds of a speech to defend the honour of the nock they are supposed to shepherd. Not only that, but directly this slander was published one bishop wrote to all the papers to call attention to it and to magnify it. What better evidence do you require of the utter want of sympathy that exists between the officials of this Church and the Welsh nation? The second inference I wish to draw is that when I have made charges from time to time of a much graver character than this against the bishops and the clergy which were not 11 y corrected they must have been true, because immediately they suspect me of the slightest mistake, although it is not an error of substance, they instantly pounce upon it. But months ago I charged the clergy of Wales with having been guilty of forging names to public documents, and with having obtained signatures by false pretences with a view of deceiving the highest court of judicature, namely, the imperial Parliament. I made that charge first of all in the House of Commons. I gave names, dates, and full parti- culars. All these facts were scrutinised by a committee whose chairman was a Conservative, and upon which two or three Unionists and Conservatives sat at the time. There was no contradiction then. no letters to the press, not even from obscure parsons wanting promotion, and there were no diocesan resolutions. When I repeated the statement months afterwards in public and challenged contradiction no repudiation was forthcoming, nothing but unbroken silence. I made a charge which falls into insignificance by the side of that one in the House of Commons a few weeks ago. It had not been made forty-eight hours before it was contradicted. It was not a week old when every bishop in Wales had denied it. I will allow the public to draw its own conclusion with regard to the first charge. Why was that not repudiated 1 There is but one answer-it was true; and I am infinitely obliged to the clergy for this hullabaloo they have made over a mere by-point in a charge which is not one of dishonour against the clergy, because it shows that when I made a charge which implicated them in a crime of the highest order against the constitution and laws of this country they were silent, it was because they hid no answer.
♦» "AMERICAN" DREAMS.—The oitv editor had worked off the ancient Egyptian chestnut of the philosopher who accidentally tipped over a small water-bottle just as he dropped asleep, and after dreaming a forty-eight column nonpar, il dream, awoke to find the water not yet aU run out. I had told my famous story of the man who was over- come by slumber just as the clock was striking midnight, dreamed a long, complicated dream that it took him half the next day to tell his junior clerk, who couldn't get away, and awoke to hear the last three of the twelve strokes. Cooper had sat silently listening, but now he bracsd up man- fully, and with a look of desperate resolve he began I had an even more wonderful experience than those you have been relating, gentlemen, myself. I had been out interviewing strikers, and when I got into the office, and handed in my last bit of copy, I was dead beat out. I came over here to my corner and dropped into this chair, and was asleep before I struck the cushion. I straight- way began to dream. I lived a whole lifetime, from a little babe to old age. Every step of my education, every difficult lesson, was reviewed in detail, even to intricate geometrical problems. I fell in love, courted and married three different girls, committed a murder, lived through every incident of a long trial, and served a sentence of twenty years, every day of which was distinct and full of minute incidents of prison life. Sailed on a three years' voyage around the world, and in the last month of the last year was wrecked on a desert island captured by cannibals, nearly crushed by a boa-constrictor, rescued by the Russians, only to be sentenced to Siberia, from which I escaped and wandered through the Arctic regions for months. Did splendid work as reporter on a morning newspaper for several years, and the city editor was about to make me his assistant, when I suddenly awoke. Someone had placed a pin in that chair, and I had dreamed that entire dream between the moment when I started to sit down and when I struck that pin." And the city editor and I arose, pat on our coats in beaten silence, and went home to bed. A DOG STORY.—A correspondent writes I read in the columns of the Liverpool Courier a few days ago an account of a dog, who, frightened at the report of a gun, fled from his owner, and led a sort of Bohemian life in the woods for a period of two and a half years all efforts to capture him during that time having failed, he was ultimately trapped and restored to his owner. Several years ago I had a small toy terrier, very much resembling a fox he was one of the most sagacious little creatures I ever fell in with. He originally belonged to a friend of mine in Hereford, and on one occasion I was walking along the banks of the Wye with this gentleman, accompanied by the dog. As we approached the Volunteer butts, a member of the force, standing not many yards distant from us, discharged his rifle, in the hope, I suppose, of exhibiting his skill as a marksman. The moment he did so the dog bolted in the direction of home, a mile and a half distant, and all efforts to induce him to return failed. Soon after this occurrence the little fellow became my property, and I brought him into North Wales. Certainly not less than two years afterwards, I paid the Cathedral City another visit, taking the dog with me. Whilst walking in the direction already mentioned, I was surprised to notice my little com- panion suddenly turn round and bolt, this time to the house where I was staying, and quite an equal distance from the spot. I called, whistled, and did all I could to make him return, but to no purpose, and the event of two years before flashed before my mind. I looked round, and, sure enough, I was standing opposite the particular range whence came the report that had caused the dog on the previous occasion to show the white feather, although this time there was not a volunteer to be seen. The little creature is still in my possession, but now, unfortunately, unable to bolt one way or another, being confined within the limits of a small case, to which he was transferred when he met an untimely end twelve months or more after giving evidence of such remarkable sagacity.
"IT TOUCHES THE SPOT." Aye, that is what -1 HOMOCEA does. And does it quick, too—whether it's a toothache or neuralgia, with all their shooting pains, or eczema with its painful and distressing irritation—or piles that make thousands of lives wretched. Rheumatism in the joints or muscles has bsen cured even of years standing-while for cuts, burns, and bruises it's far, very far ahead of any ointment that has ever been put before the public. LORD CARRICK says HOMOCEA cured him of bleeding piles, when all else failed; that he gave some to a labourer who was lamed by a stone falling upon him, whom it cured. A woman had a pain in the elbow and could not bend it for a year, and it cured her. And another used it for scurvy on her leg, and it was doing her good-one letter from him closes with the words, It is the most wonderful stuff that I ever came across." LORD COMBERMERE says "HOMOCEA" did him more good than any embrocation he had ever used for rheumatism. H. M. STANLEY (the great African explorer) says" HOMOCEA is a most soothing and efficacious unguent. It is as soft as oil and almost instantly mollifying in the case of severe inflam- mation. BISHOP WM. TAYLOR (American Methodist Episcopal Mission) says I have used HOMOCEA," and have found its healing virtue both for severe bruises and flesh wounds, and also to kill the virus of mosquitoes. A well-known Liverpool Physician (name at office of company) says I have found "HOMOCEA" an excellent remedy in different forms of neuralgia, and the pain of inflamed piles is more quickly relieved than by any other remedy. MR. J. W. C. FEGAN, The Boys' Home, South- wark, writes "HOMOCEA" does all it's guaranteed to do, and is not only a wonderful lubricant, but strongly antiseptic, and relieves inflammation and pain almost instantaneously. For stiffness, sprains, muscular rheumatism, tore throat, mosquito bites, &c., it is a real boon, and no praise can be too high for it. Remember that "HOMOCEA" subdues inflamma- tion and allays irritation almost as soon as applied. Sold by dealers in medicine at Is. lgd. and 2s. 9d. per box, or can be had direct from the HOMOCEA Company, 21, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead.  +
A lip that curls up at the corners (says a lady writer) denotes a merry, quizzical, cheerful disposi- tion. To a certain extent the shape of the mouth can be altered, not by external massage or fingering, but by interior amendments, examining and correct- ing the dispositions which have caused nature so to mark and distinguish them that all men who know anything about character may at a glance know them for just what they are. Of course, it will take persistent and determined effort to do so, and exercise of will power. That of itself is a lasting benefit in forming a perfect and lovable character. There is no doubt that mental qualities leave their physical mark. Who ever found a bright cheerful disposition behind a thin, sour face, with tight, depressed lips, or a truthful, frank, generous nature behind the narrow eyes that cannot look you in the face?" WARNING.—When you ask for RECEITT'S BLUE see that you get it. The Manufacturers beg to caution the public against imitation square Blue of very inferior quality. The Paris Blue in squares is sold in wrappers bearing their name and Trade Mark. Refuse all others.
SIR G. 0. MORGAN AND WELSH NONCONFORMITY. Sir George Osborne Morgan, M.P., on Monday, opened a bazaar in aid of clearing off tbe debt upon the English Calvinistic Methodist, Chapel at Gwer- syllt, no ir Wrexham. S:r George said he did not think there was anything in th^ world which appealed more to < ne's srmpithy than those strug- gling caufcs in Wales. They had not much backing up. They had no tithes, nor parsonages, nor glebe lands, and it could not be said that they basked in the smiles of the wealthy. Sometimes, of course, they came across a large-hearted and large-minded man, who made no distinction between different denominations, and was willing to help all alike, but as a rule those struggling causes had to depend upon the hard-earned wages of the working men. And it was a great honour to them that in bad times -and they had very bad times last year—the last thing they would withdraw was their sub- scription to their chapels. He wished the same thing could be said of persons in a higher rank of life. He heard of noble lords who had withdrawn all their subscriptions because when they were dead someone else would have to pay the death duties. (Laughter.)
+ FOOTBALL INTELLIGENCE. The following is the draw in the first round for the Welsh Junior Football Challenge Cup:- Division 1: Llandudno Swifts Reserve v. Dublin White Stars, referee Mr. E. J. Hughes, Flint; Bangor Reserve v. Mold Red Stars Reserve, referee Mr. C. W. Barrie, Rbyl; Connah's Quay v. St. Asaph Athletic, referee Mr. H. Darry, Flint; Flint Swifts v. Bagillt. referee Mr. D Smith, Wrexham. Division 2 Buckley Victoria v. Gresford Juniors, referee Mr. H. Hawken, Brymbo; Buckley v. Caergwrle Wanderers, referee Mr. J. Powell, Wrexham; Buckley Victoria Reserve v. Coppenhall, referee Mr. W. Hannaby, Rhos; Rhosrobin Institute v. Westminster Rovers Reserve, referee Mr. W. H. Cotton, Rhostyllen. Division 3 Rhos Reserve v. Druids Reserve, referee Mr. F. T. Evans, Wrexham Overton v. Brymbo Institute Reserve, referee Mr. J. Taylor, Wrexham Rhostyllen Reserve v. Chirk Reserve, referee Mr. W. J. Hughes, Minera Ruabon v. Adwy United, referee Mr. G. A. Doody, Oswestry. Division 4: Wrockwardine Wood Reserve v. Oswestry United Reserve, referee Mr. R. Marshall, Shrewsbury Caerwys United v. Welshpool United, referee Mr. W. H. Evans, Newtown Whitchurch Reserve v. Newtown Reserve, referee Mr. R. T. Gough, Oswestry Oswestry Rovers v. Royal Welsh Warehouse, referee Mr. J. Wilkes, Ruabon Horse- hay Albion v. Shrewsbury Town Reserve, referee Mr. A. M. Jones, Oswestry. The first named clubs have choice of ground, and the ties have to be played off on or before November 24th.
0 MR. GLADSTONE AND SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT ON LOCAL OPTION. Mr. John Hilton, parliamentary agent to the United Kingdom Alliance, has received the follow- ing important letter from Mr. Gladstone Hawarden, September 27th, 1894. Dear sir,-In answer to your obliging letter, I need hardly point out that I have in no respect receded from former declarations as to Local Option. My opinion in its favour remains unaltered, but I hope more may be done for coping with the frightful evil than Local Option, if it stands alone, seems likely to effect.—I remain, your faithful and obedient, W. E GLADSTONE. P.S.-You are free to publish this letter. Another letter from Mr. Gladstone in reply to a long communication from the secretary of the United Kingdom Alliance has been published. The ex-Premier declares Local Option to be a sound principle, but that he is unwilling to trust exclusively to a remedy which he fears may not be of wide operation. The following letter, dated 29th ultimo, has been written by Sir Wm. Harcourt to a correspondent:— Dear sir,-I have no reason to believe that the views of the Government or the Liberal party generally are in any degree altered-in regard to Local Option as applied to the drink traffic. It has been my duty ever since the year 1883 to declare the adhesion of three successive Liberal Administrations to that policy, and the last occasion upon which I spoke upon the matter was at the great deputation to Mr. Gladstone in Downing-street at the close of last year. To the opinions then expressed by Mr. Gladstone and myself I firmly adhere, and shall do what in me lies to promote that policy.-Yours very faithfully, W. V. HARCOURT.
♦ THE SWINE FEVER ORDER. HEAVY PENALTIES AT CORWEN. At Corwen Petty Sessions, on Friday, before R. S. Wayne, Esq., Captain Best, W. F. Jones, E. O. V. Lloyd, and J. O. Pugh, Esqrs., —. Hassell and Wm. Jones, of Chester, were charged with obtaining false declarations, in order to -enable them to remove swine from Merionethshire into Cheshire, and Meyrick Jones, William Williams, W. S. Davies, and John Roberts, farmers, living in the neighbourhood of Corwen, were charged with making the declarations. Mr. J. P. Cartwright, Chester, prosecuted, and Mr. E. Brassy, defended, and all the defendants pleaded guilty.—Mr. Cart- wright stated that on August 22nd, Hassell applied to the Cheshire Authorities for forms of declaration to enable him to remove pigs from Merionethshire to Cheshire. These he appeared to have taken to Corwen, and got the Corwen defendants to sign them, and he presented them to P.S. Morris with the view of getting a certificate, but he declined to sign them. Hassell moved the pigs into Denbighshire and sold them, and P.S. Morris called on Jones, Davies, and Roberts, and ascertained that though they bad declared they had sold him pigs they had not done S0, while Williams, who had declared for twenty, had only sold nine.- Mr. Brassey pointed out that the pigs were not diseased, and that Hassall had committed the offence-the first against him—under great tempta- tion. Hassell bought the pigs on August 21st, at Corwen, and found afterwards that the order referred to had been issued. Having a large number of swine on his hands, and not knowing from whom he bought them, he was tempted, in order to get rid of them, to induce the local defendants to make the declarations. W. Jones had no interest in the transaction, and Hassell wished to take all the Mame.-Ha.ssel and W. Jones were fined £10 each, and the local defendants 10s. each and costs.
> MENDING.—The woman who cannot mend neatly has certainly had a very important part of her education neglected. The button at once replaced, the buttonhole repaired at the first symtom' of breaking, the little rip sewn up, the worn braid replaced by a new one-these will keep a garment presentable and often double its period of usefulness. When a skirt wears out at the bottom, cut it off, hem it up again, and put a yoke at the top to lengthen it. If the heels and toes of stockings are run with darning cotton, they will wear much longer. A worn place or a tear in woollen garments can be neatly darned with ravelings of the material, then pressed on the wrong side, and the darn will hardly be noticeable. When little jackets and trousers are past darning on elbow or knee, the side seams should be ripped and a piece set in clear across: then if the cross seams are pressed, they will look very well. If the garment is faded, wash the piece of new and let that fade a little before using it for a patch. In the care and repairing of clothing, it is the attention to little things that extends the time of service and keeps garments looking well to the last.