LOCA 1-- NEvS. WINTElRi RiE,SID,EINT!S.-TI-ie Local Government Board .district auditor, Mr William Griffith, and Mrs Griffith have decided to reside at Llandudno for the winter, and are located at Ruatbon House, Augusta Street. SUNSHINE, RECORD.—The total number of hours of bright sunshine re- corded at Llandudno for week ending October 30th was 1 hour 30 minutes. The rainfall during: same period was 0.080 inches. THE CREATION.—We understand that the Llandudno Choral Society has re- sumed, in Christ Church Schoolroom, practices with a view to the, presentation of "The Creation." The conductor of the Society is Mr R. Eivion Jones, A.R.C.M., and practices are held on Friday even- ings. CHARITY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING.—The annual meeting of the Charity Association will be held in the Council Chamber on Monday evening next (7th November) at 8 15. Mr .E. E. Bone, J.P., will preside, and all sub- scribers and those interested in the work are urged to attend. BOATMEN REWAR DED .—Among the grants made by the Executive Committee of the Royal National Lifeboat Institu- tion at their last meeting; was one of £,1 5s. Also 21 5s. to five men for promptly putting off in a, boat and, at moderate risk, saving two visitors and a boatman, whose boat was caught in severe squall and was in danger of foundering in Llan- dudno Bay, on the 21st July. PRESENTATION.—A supper wa,s given to Mr J. G. Atkins, a member of the Llandudno Pier Staff, who is shortly to be married, by several of his Mends, at the Parade Hotel, on Wednesday last. After doing] full:' justicei to. a well prepared meal, which Mrs Hughes is to be congratulated upon, the remainder of the evening was spent in harmony. During the evening' the chairman (Mr Cawthorne) presented to Mr Atkins, on behalf of those present, a decanter and stand, suitably engraved, a.nd a, walking; stick sent by Mr Travers. Mr T. W. Stoddart acted as accompanist. WEATHEiR AT LLANDUDNO DUR- ING OCTOBER)—Tlie highest reading of the barometer during the past month was 30.610 on October 5th and the lowest 29.250 on the 31st. In the shade the temperature reached 72.5 on the first, the minimum being 51.5 on the 20th. In the sun the maximum was 125 degrees on the 2nd. The rainfall was 3.570 inches, the greatest fall during any twenty-four hours being 0.830. Over seventy-nine hours of sunshine were recorded, there being ten sunless days during; the month. BAND PARiADEI TO-MOR,ROW.-The Llandudno Silver Band will make its first public appearance under' the new band- master, Mr Fl. Lucio Traversi to-morrow (Saturday). The band will parade the town, commenCiing at Chapel Street at 3 o'ciock, and will march by wa,y of Madoc Street, Augusta, Street, and Vaughan St., to Mostyn Street, where a few selections! will be rendered We are informed the band has already ma.de good progress 1 under Mr T'raversiys tuition, and doubt- less to-morrow's parade will evoke a, deal of interest from the townspeople. A CHILDREN'S OPERETTA.—Those who recollect the performance of .'Golden Haiir and the Three Bears" at the Prince's Theatre two years ago will be pleased to learn that Mr Alec Taylor has again got the children together with a view to per- forming on operetta by Mr Lindsay Mackay, M.A., LL.B., entitled "Cin- derella and the Prince." The first re- hearsal was held at Christ Church last night (Friday) and there are vacancies for a few more children, who are' invited to be at Christ Church Schoolroom on Tues- day evening next, at seven o'clock. (MIT'S TO THEI COTTAGE, HOS- PITAL.—The following, gifts have been received at the Sarah Nicol Memorial Cottage Hospital during the past month, for which the. Board of Management return their best thanks: -Fl.owers (weekly), Mrs Piatt; grapes, Holy Trinity Church Harvest Thanksgiving!; fruit and vege- tables, Christ Church Harvest Thanks- giving!; flowers, Mrs Simcocks; shin of beef, Messrs H. and R. Roberts; illus- trated papers. Mr Bonnalie; books and papers, Mr Hlolden; papers, Mrs Ware- ham papers, Mrs Sibley; The Little Orine Quarry Collection, £ 1 8s. 6d.—A. M. Fulton, secretary. THE PIER BIOSCOPE.—The atten- dance at the Pier Varieties Theatre con- tinues to be excellent nightly, and the pictures show no falling off from the high standard which the management set in the early days of animated photography in Llandudno, all the latest aids to steadiness and clearness being adopted. For the re- mainder of the week the principal dramatic film will be one entitled "A bad man's last deed," and there will also be a special educational film, entitled "Our Darlings." DEATH OF MRS. INGRAM.—The news of the death, which took place somewhat suddenly on Saturday, at Llan- dudno, of Mrs Elthelinda, Favoretta; Ingram, the w'dow of the, late Mr Walter Herbert Ingram, will be received with regret by a large circle of friends and acquaintances in this district. Mrs Ingram. who was 46 years of age, was the youngest daughter of Mr Richard Hem- ming, of Bent7ev Manor, Worcestershire, and Caerhnu Hall. Carnarvonshire, and her late Vmsbqnd, to whom she was mar- ried in lRR7 was the youngest son of the late Mr Ri^bard Ingram, M.P. for Bos- ton, and of the "Illustrated Lon- don News." He travelled extensively, and was H ;.n 1889 while elephant hunting in "st Africa. Mrs, Ingram leaves a "•Titer, Miss F'avoretta Wolteriu" "-ain. and four sisters, in- cluding TVTT-C: nbQape, of Bentley Manor, Redd tcb • --<? Cough, wife of General Gough .I' 1"' ..hun Hall, near Conway; and M" -F rl wife of Mr E. Wood, of Pahn Tr l' T,1 ndudno. The deceased lady had 1 frequent visitor to Llan- dudno f-- vears. PREACHING MEETINGS.—The an- nual preaching" meetings in connection with the Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Chapel have been held this week, large con- gregations being present at the services on Tuesday and Wednesday. The special preacher was the Rev. EL P. Jones, Llanelly. PRINCE'S THE,ATR,E.-This week good audiences are attracted by the animated pictures at the above theatre, the management having secured some extra special pictures, viz. "A Daring Performance with Lions," which deserves special praise,. and a visit to see this picture alone should not be missed; "Vein of Gold" (dramatic), "Stolen Heir" (dramatic). "Princess and Peasant" "Mascot" (comic), etc., etc. POLICE CHANsGE;S.-The changes made by the, Chifef Constable for Carnar- vonshire, during, the past week include the removal of Sergeant, Jones to Penygroes. Durino, the time Sergt. Jones has been in Llandudno he has gained the, esteem of the majority of the residents by his courtesy and unassuming discharge of his duties. The vacancy at Llandudno has been filled by the transfer of Sergt. Richards), who has previously been in the Llandudno force, from Penygroes. OBITUARY.—The death took place on Tuesday last at her residence, Mostyn Street., of Mrs L. S. Laroche, widow of the late Mr Laroche, photographer, in her 58th year. Mrs Laroche had resided in Llandudno for about 40 years, and was much esteemed by all who knew her, more particularly by the older tradesmen and residents. She was a, native of Bir- mingham. and leaves a family of three sons and three daughters to mourn her departure. The funeral took place on Fri- day at the Church of St. Tudno, the ser- vice being taken by the Rev. W. Ei. Jones, senior curate of Llandudno. RiEIHOBOTiB LITERARY SOCIETY. —The subject under discussion at the weekly meeting of the Rehoboth Literary Society on Monday was "Who are the most independent, men or women?" The leader on behalf of the men was Mr Isaac Roberts, Astley Villa, and on behalf of the women Mrs George Daivies, Cecil House, and Miss Rowlands, 25, Mostyn Street. Tfhe debate, contrary to anticipa- tions, proved to be a very animated one, and on a division being taken it was found that there was a large majority in favour of the women. The Rev, H. C. Lewis, B.A., B.D., presided. ST GHOlRCTEI'S LITERARY SOCIETY. —A the Church House, on Thursday, a very interesting" paper was read by Mr Morris Barnett (Brig-y-don), entitled "Heat and Life," before a, good attendance of ladies and gentlemen. Mr Barnett treated his..subject in a most scientific manner, tracing the whole, course of heat from the period when all was nebulous and ether to the time of man, giving the origin of earthquakes and other physdo- graphical matter. A most interesting dis- cussion followed, in which the following took pa.rt: -VDSlS Bamford. Rev, R. C. Jones, Messrs. R,. Dawson. W. R. Brookes. J. EL Hornsby, EL Ffoulkes- Griffiths, R. Roberts, etc. Mr George Evans occupied the chair. Next Thurs- day, social and concert. All members are invited.
ROLLER RINK. HIPPODROMEi. Tfhe winter season commenced on Wed- nesday afternoon last, and was attended by a representative gatheringlof not only Llandudno skaters, but from the outlying districts. In the evening the skaters numbered upwards of a hundred, and the floor being in excellent condition a most enjoyable evening was spent. The military band was quite a success, the up-to-date Walzes, Barn Dances and Two-Steps were a distinct improvement. Mr Adams, the deservedly popular resident manager, had since the closing down last Saturday worked wonders, in arranging for the comfort of the Hippo- drome Company's clientele. In addition to re,-surfacing: the floor, the electric in- stallation has been overhauled,, an army of cleaners set to work, and every nook and corner of the building' hais been thorough- ly cleansed and renovated. Quite a number of contractors have already possessed themselves of their con- tracts, and inquiries are daily being made from all parts of the locality by intending purchasers. We, have previously inti- mated in these columns what a contract ticket entitles the holder to, but for those who are unacquainted we will repeat the information. A guinea contract ticket entitles the holder to admission and skates for two ses- sions every Wednesday, three sessions on Saturday, up to and including the 1st day of April, and two sessions daily for a, fort- night at Christmastide. Prices for single admission are as formerly, ladies one shil- ling, including skates; gentlemen, one shilling and sixpence. « It jig, important that all skaters should note the alteration in the hour of opening at the evening session, 7 o'clock instead of 7 30 as formerly, and closing; at 10, in- stead of 10 30. This new arrangement will enable contractors from Golwyn Bay, Bangoil, Deganwy and Conway to catch the earlier trams and trains, and also be a much more suitable and popular hour amongst the resident skaters and specta- tors generally. We note that a Llandudnoite, Mr "Ned" Jones, who learnt his skating at the Llandudno Rink, is again in charge of the floor of the Rotunda Skating, Rink, Dub! in. He is spoken of as one of the most expert professional skaters in Ire- land, and highly popular with the rinkers of Dublin owing to his unfailing courtesy.
PP..770 BY EDGE LTD. • Mr A. Hall, the solo cornet player at the Pier Pavilion Concerts, who has given gratuitous tuition to the buglers of the Boy Scouts Band, for which he has re- ceived the hearty thanks of the Local Committee. C
THE ADVERTISER SAYS That the Rector of Llandudno, who is now in Palestine, made the journey via Marseilles, and thence by the "Dun- n-otar" Castle, to the Holy Land. That on Wednesday of this week he was due at Jerusalem, and on Thursday a visilt was arranged to Jaffa. That he is expected to reach home at the end of the month. That an official tramway time table has been issued. 7:- 7:- That in addition to the times of starting n and departure of the trams much other information relating to the service is given of a miscellaneous character. < .)10 That the time table may be obtained free upon application to the conductors. That this tram guide will be issued every three months. That the total collections for the month of October in the various churches of the Parish of Llanrhos were:—tSt. Paul's, C31 9s. 9d. All Saints, J316 19s. 9cl. Llanrhos, 25 10s. 7d; St, Andrew's, £:5 lls. 4d. Penrhynside Mission, £:1 16s. Total, C61 7s. 5d. That a sale of work is being orgianised in Llanrhos Parish to clear off a debt of JB500 on St. Paul's Church caused by the erection of new vestries and organ chamber. That the event has been fixed to take plac,e on December 13th and 14th at the St. Paul's Church House. That we note it is proposed by the con- gregation of St. Paul's Church to make a presentation to Mr Greenhalgh in re- cognition of his many valued services. That contributions should be sent to Miss Fawcett, Dulnain. Roumania, Crescent. That the collections during the, month at the various churches of the Parish of Llandudno were as follows —Holy Trinitv, £ 65 Is. 8-Ld. St. George's, £ 18 17s. 7d.; Bodafon, £ 2. 10s. 5 £ d. Total, £869s. 9d. That a Rifle Olub has been mooted by the Committee of the National Service League. That we hope to be able to give fuller de- tails at an early date. That a meeting of the National Service League will be held at the Constitu- tional Cluib shortly,, and That it is hoped Mr Henry Woodall will be induced to take the chair. That a Sea Angling Festival was recently held at Heme Bay. That among the successful competitors we notice the name of a Llandudno Angler. That this gentleman, Mr S. A. Morris, was referred to in this column a week or two ago. That he was then recorded as being a prize-winner in the Southend-on-Sea Angling Festival. That we again extend our congratulations to this gentleman on his successes. That the "Fishing Gazette" states regard- ing Herne Bay Festival That there was a, good attendance ol visi- tors from Hastings. Margate, and other coast towns, and from far distant Llan- dudno. That the tickets for the Angling Hot Pot are going well. That it is to be held at the Royal Hotel on Friday next, November 11th. That it will commence at 7 30 prompt. That Mr E. Ei. Bone, chairman of the Llandudno U.D.C, has consented to take the chair. That the vice-chairman for the evening will be Mr J. E. Hallmark, That all particulars may be obtained from the honorary secretary. That we may expect some good speeches and an excellent musical programme. That the .Secretaries of the many local in- stitutions and societies have been very busy during the past few weeks in arrangno" therir winter programmes. That tickets to aid Churches and Societies of all kinds a,re being offered for sale at the home, place of business or at street corners. That during the opening days of the present month it is very difficult to pre- vent the clashing of dates. That this evening (Friday) the annual meetings of two important local clubs will be held, namely the Great Orme Golf Club and the Llandudno Sea Anglers Association. That a goodly number would have liked to n have been present at both meetings if held on separate dates. That we presume that when the meetings were arranged each society was un- aware of the intentions of the other. That the concert extension season is over much to the regret of many who at- tended these gatherings nightly. That the large attendances have surprised even those who anticipated the success of the series. That the Officials and Committee gener- ally are to be congratulated upon the zn .I gratifying results attending their work. That the Parochial Tea in connection with the Parish of Llanrhos took place on Wednesday night.. That it was held at St. Paul's Church House, the programme consisting of tea,, an organ recital by Mr L. H, Sum- merfield, and a, concert of a. miscel- laneous character. That an excellent programme was pro- vided, and judging from the large at- tendances the debt on the Church House will be considerably reduced. That a meeting of the Llandudno Chess Club will be held at the Welcome Hotel Recreation Room on Friday evening next, November 11th, at 8 o'clock. That all interested in chess are invited to attend. That Mr R,. S. Chamberlain will propose the toast of the evening, that of "The Town and Trade of Llandudno" at the, annual dinner of the Llandudno Guar- dian Society. < That the dinner will be held about the second week in December, at the Im- perial Hotel. That the Craigydon Social and Literary. Club has been re-organised. That its first meeting on Monday night, which took the form of a social evening, was very successful. That a feature of the reformed Society will be the admission of ladies one night a, week. Z, That the members have the use of a new full-sized billiard table. That the Society meets a, want in the Craigydon District is proved by its popularity. That the Llandudno Charity Association will hold its annual meeting in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall on Monday evening, November 7th. That it is hoped there will be a large at- tendance to evince the interest of the townspeople in the good work carried on by this Society. That during the first few days of the present week we had a spell of wintry conditions. That there were occasional hailstorms and the mountains of the Carnarvonshire Riange were covered with snow. That the sea at high tide washed over the Promenade in places. That,, however, judging from the reports j from various parts of the country the weather experienced in this district was less severe than in many localities. That Mr Weeds, the stationmaster at Llandudno, is retiring from the ser- vice, we understand, < That he has filled many important posi tions under the L. and N.W. Railway Company, and will carry with him the best wishes of all.
LLANRHOS PAROCHIAL TEA. The annual parochial tea, organ recital and concert in connection with the parish of Llanrhos was held on Wedesday in the Church House, Craigydon, the proceeds 'being devoted to the fund for the liquida- tion of the debt on the Church House. THE TEA. An excellent tea had been provided, to which a, large number sat down. The fol- lowing ladies gave tables and were assist- ed by a large number of willing helpers Lady Augusta Mostyn, Hon. Mrs Henry Mostyn, Mrs Anderson, Mrs C. H. Bevan. Mrs Blanchett, Mrs Bone, Mrs Broome, Miss Champneys, Mrs Ghantrey, Mrs Childs, Mrs Conolly, the Misses Craig, Mrs Davies (Grange Villa), Mrs Dewe, Miss Dixon, Mrs Downing, Miss Dreyer, Miss Evans, Mr Edminson, Mrs Elphick, Miss Fawcett, Mrs Grose, Mrs Holden, Mrs T. Hughes, Mrs Hawthorn, Mrs Hallmark, Mrs Heward, Mrs Holt, Mrs Kemps-on, Miss Kerr, Miss Klien, Mrs King, Misses Leighton, Mrs Littler, Mrs Norrie, Miss Nuttall, Miss Preston, Mrs Rawstorn, Mrs Robson, Mrs Roskill, Mrs Smith (Ormescliffe), Miss Taylor, Mrs Walker, Miss Wa.llwork, Mrs Winter, Mrs H. Wilson, Mrs Walch, Mrs Wren, Mrs Wright, Mrs Wrigley, the Sunday School Teachers, and Vicar. GRiGAN RECITAL BY MR. L. H. SUM M ERF I E L D. In the interval between the tea and concert an organ recital was given in St. Paul's Church by Mr L. H. Summerfield, assisted by Miss Hilda Jameson and Mr Clement W. Brown as soloists. The following was the programme —Fantasia in E Flat (L. Wely), Prelude, Theme Variations and Finale (A. Guilmant) "Cantilena" (J. Grison); Aria, "O had I Jubal's Lyre"; Handel's "Joshua"), Miss Hilda Jameson; Introduction to Act III. "Lohengrin" (Wagner); "Humoreske" (A. Dvorak); Recit and Aria, "Every valley shall be exalted"; Handel's "Me,s- siah"; "Marche Milita.'fre" (Gounod). EVENING CONCERT. The R ev. F. J. Reece, B.A., presided at the evening concert, when the Church House was well filled with parishioners and friends. The Vicar alluded to the fact that it was the fourth annual tea held since he came to the parish and spoke feelingly of the loss the parish had sus- tained by the death of the late Councillor Henry W31son. The proceeds of the tea, were to be given, he said, towards the funds of the Church House. There still remained a debt of C500 on the Church House, which was a great handicap to the work in the district, and he hoped that ere long it would be found possible to free the building, which was a most valuable aid to Church work, from debt. The following programme wa,s then given, the frequent encores testifying to the appreciation of the, audience: — Pianoforte duet, "Galop des Satyrs," Miss L. Winter and Mr L. H. Summerfield; song, "I know a lovely garden," Miss Sylvia Blakey; songs, "Still as the Night" and "Sincerity" (encored), Mr G. Burrows; violin solo, "Melody," Master Gilbert Fildes; song, "I'll sing thee songs of Araibv," Mr W. J. Clough; song, "II Bacio. Miss Jean Burrow (encored). humorus recitation, Mr S. Hewitt (en- cored) song, "The Maid of Malabar," Mr C. W. Brown (encored); song, "Two dirty little hands," Miss Nellie Sewell (en- cored) song, "Thora," Mr G. Burrows; coon song in costume, "The Tennessee Christening," Mr A. C Axtell, who was on the programme for a song was unable to fulfil his promise owing to a. severe cold. Mr Ernest EL Bone proposed a vote of thanks to all who had so willingjly given their assistance to make the annual gathering such a success, and the motion having been seconded by Mr J. Winter was carried by acclamation. "CONTRASTS." The day's proceedings closed with the performance of a very laughable and well performed comedietta in one act by Annie Loraine, entitled "Contrasts." The char- acters were: "Cecelia" taken by Miss E. Winter and "Cissie" (her great grand niece) taken by Miss Winter.
———————————— THE CRAIGYDON SOCIAL AND LITERARY CLUB.-The Craigydon Social and Literary Club (reformed Mutual Improvement Association) opened the present session on Monday at their new quarters, Victoria Street, with a very successful social evening. The attendance was much larger than anticipated in view of the inclement weather. A new feature of the club is the admittance of lady members one night a week (Wednesdays). The quarters were much admired by all present.. A new full-sized billiard table by Orme has been erected, to the great satisfaction of members. The promoters are to be congratulated on securing such ample and comfortable accommodation. A proof of appreciation is evidenced by the enrolment of forty members the first night. Intending members can obtain all information from the secretary; Mr J. J. Knight. Next Wednesday will be de- voted to a, whist drive. The excelleiit, manner in which this class of entertain- ment is catered for at Ctaigydon is too well-known to need comment. We have the syllabus before us, and note a very pheasant and varied programme for the session, and forecast every success to this young club.
COLONEL HOWARD AND THE TERRITORIALS, IF THE GERMANS ENTER ENG- LAND. Speaking at Holywell on Tuesday night-, Colonel Howard, Unionist canddate for the Flint Boroughs, said that the other day he was speaking to a man on HaJkin Mountain, who said to him, "I don care if the Germans do coiiie-they will pay as good wages as anyone else." He told the man that he (the Colonel) was old enough to remember being in Paris and seeing the Prussians there just after the siege was raised. The Prussians did not pay any wages what they did was to take what they thought would be "a smasher" for France they took 200 mil- lions of gold, and it was only by the thrift of the small holders of France that that money was found to get the Germans out of the country. If the Germans got into this country they would not be satisfied with 200 millions, but they would want 600 millions in gold before they would leave the country. Was the Territorial Army in a satisfactory condition ? At the present time it was short of 60,000 men. As chairman of the Flintshire Territorial Forces Association he might tell them that in the Flintshire Battalion they had 770 men out of 1,000 required and they had got 14 officers out of 28 wanted. He did not call that satisfactory. He appeal- ed to the young men of the district to come forward and join the old regiment, It would be far better for them than loaf- ing about and smoking cigarettes, and they would live longer and be happier and healthier. If they could not get the men required for the Territorial Force, there would be nothing for it but universal ser- vice
WELSH RECTOR IN A MOTOR ACCIDENT. Judge Moss on Wednesday sent to the Registrar of the Rhyl County Cburt his decision in a motor car case which had occupied his attention at two sittings of the Rhyl County Court. The plaintiff is the Rev. T. Jenkns, rector of St. George. Abergele, and the defendant Mr Edward Woodhead, of Ashover, Chesterfield. The plaintiff claimed £ 28 for damages to his motor-car, while the defendant counter- claimed for damage to his car. In his written judgment His Honour held that the evidence as to the damage was eonciusf-ve, and the defendant's driver must have been entirely mistaken as to what took place. He considered that the collision was entirely due to the defendant's driver neglecting the warning of the danger s'kigal close by. He could not allow a portion of the plaintiff's claim for depreciation, but he found for him for E:22 19s. 6cl. and costs. He also gave judgment for the plaintiff on the -it ff counter-claim, but the plaintiff would have to pay the costs of producing the man who repaired his car.
INCOMER-TAX. APPEAL NOW: To the Editor. Sir,—Your rea-ders who are now re- ceiving the ever unwelcome blue notices of charge to Income Tiax for the current year, 1910-11, should give the same their immediate attention, and if after careful examination they come to the conclusion that their assessment is excessive, they must lose no time in giving, notice of their desire to appeal. The notice should be given within ten days, as in manv dis- tricts Cmmissioners will not admit ap- peals unless the notice is given within that time. It is the more important to appeal now, as if the present opportunity is allowed to pass, it will be no. use grumbling when the time conies for pay- ment of the Tax charged. There is no longer a right of appeal at the end of the year if the average profits should prove to be less than the amount of the assess- ment. It is necessary to furnish accounts in support of the appeal, and these accounts must be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Inland Re- venue Authorities. If only a correct cash account is kept (which is rendered verv sanple by the use of "The Taxpayers' Cash Book ) there should be no difficulty in getting the assessment fixed at a fair amount. Many people whose incomes are derived from rents, interest, dividends, annuities, etc., whether paid "free of income-tax" or not, are now entitled to make a claim for the repayment of tax overpaid for the three years to April 5th last, as also in respect of life assurance premiums and Bank Interest.—Yours, etc., THE INCOME-TAX ADJUSTMENT AGENCY, LIMITED. E. MONTAGUE, Poultry, London, E.C
ABOUT FURS AND FUR. TRIMMINGS It is curious to note with what regu- larity otter and fox furs recur, and this winter finds both in much demand. Racoon too, is one of the latest furs to be pressed into our service. It has been brought to a, remarkable pitch of per- fection by dying and dressing', and is now both a becoming and satisfactory pelt, and one to be highly recommended to those who cannot attain to more expensive sorts. London certainly lags behind Paris in the matter of trimming with fur, coats, and costumes, evening U and reception gowns, and every variety of over-dress. A flimsy gown finished with a band of fur seem out of place, yet if properly built, it. has a dis- tinction quite its own. The soft yet weighty g.arniture of fur proves that the latter may be charmingly combined with net! Fur used with white, moire silk has a most handsome effect, if the former be grey or dark in colour, but ermine is not a suc- cessful combination. Sealskin is being trunmed with black satin, and bands of this materipil are placed at the hem of coats, and revers and Guffs of it adorn fronts and sleeves. The effect is dignified, if severe, and although it may appear in- congruous, to use the two together, this mode has undoubtely come to stay.