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LONDON GOSSIP.

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METHODISM; AT BANGOR.

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A COLLIER'S DRINK BILL.

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ALLEGED WIFE DESERTION.

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LONDON GOSSIP.

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METALLIC! EMBROIDERIES. It was the opinion of modistes in the spring that we hould speedily weary of rretallic embroideries, out a glance rouji shopland soon convinces us that we have not. done so yet. The show of metallic em- broideries in evidence three surpass any- thing in this direction we have hitherto seen, and the demand for this particular variety of tiiiiiiiiing, is greater' than ever before. We have bright and dull gold, bright and dull silver, copper, platinum, and aluminium, but the dull and the ap- parently tarnished devices lead. THE ALL, BLAlOK HAT. There is quite a craze this Xmas for the I all-black hat, for dressy afternoon wear. The hat itself is usually of a very light open-looking persuasion, and trimmed 1 with tulle, chiffon, or net, huge weeping- willow plumes, and a quantity of beauti- fully-cut, jet. There is no doubt that the all-black hat is very smart looking, and tha-t it possesses the undoubted advantage of going well with any costume, still there are many to whom it, is certainly not be- coming, and who would do better to re- lieve the tulle by placing beneath it a roll of silver tissue or adding a touch of colour in the shape of one huge rose, or chrysan- themum. CHRISTMAS PUDDING. Thee is no doubt, that the average house- wife crowds too many good things into her Xmas pudding, and in laddirtQün to mounting up unnecessary expenses, she thereby runs a very considerable, risk of laying up for all who partake of it an attack of biliousness or indigestion. The following recipiei is an excellent, one, yet the pudding is delicious and quite as rich as is good for the majority of us. Take, lib. flour, lib. 6oz. breadcrumbs, lilbs. beef suet, 'l:&-lhs Demer ar a sugar, lib. very 4 finely shredded mixed candied peel, 3-^lbs. stoned and halved raisins, 21bs-. currants, 1 nutmeg, and rind of two lemons grated, 9 eggs, 2 wpneglassiful each of cooking sherry and brandy. This mixture makes about 9 small puddings, each of which should be steamed 7 hours.