It is plain that we have entered upon a new era, the most extraordinary and momentous the world has ever seen. The Old and imperfect is being Cleared away, and everything thoroughly reconstructed. The explanation is that we are now setting up the grand temple of civilization, the separate stones and pillars Of which, each nation and age was commissioned to hew, carve, and leave in the quarry awaiting the time when, all the material being ready, the Master Builder should collect all the scattered parts and raise the whole edifice at once, to the astonishment and joy of all mankind. It is plain that the general mind moving us has grown clearer and more accurate in its judgment as experience has accumulated, and former incongruities are being laid aside, and oversights corrected. Likewise the rapidity of growth in Scientific Coat Cutting is being more clearly revealed every day. Yet more intelligence and more care would have saved us many shocks, and made our success pronounced and more brilliant. Knowledge is power, when wisely applied, and more intimate acquaintance with more practical and accurate cutting, as well as true measurements, will assist cutters to correct all defects in all the old rules of cutting, and enable them to speedily l'each that acme of perfection in practical cutting. I, therefore, urge you to accept the efforts of a practical man.