THE Social Sphere
Observer, Volume XVI, Issue 924, 26 September 1896, Page 12
THE Social Sphere
The weather was beautifully fine, warm, and springlike on Saturday, and in consequence there was a large attendance at the Auckland Racing Club's first Spring Meeting at Ellerslie. Amongst the ladi» B were :— Mrs T. Morrin.who wore a beautiful Sown of rich black silk, and pretty black onnet with cerise roses ; Mrs W. Bloomfield looked lovely in black, the bodice finished with deep frill of white lace, large black picture hat with pearl crown, and trimmed with black and white ostrich plumes ; Mra — Bloomfield stylish dress of small black and white check, hat to match; Mrs Maßefield, handsome terra-cotta gown, black bonnet ; Mrs Aitken Carrick, elegant gown of black and white striped silk, bonnet to match ; Mrs W. Dnfaur, pretty cornflower blue dress and jacket, black hat ; Mrs Ching, handsomeplum coloured gown, bonnet en suite; Mrs H. Thompson, elegant black silk gown, black bonnet, relieved with gold; Mrs Coe, pretty grey tweed gown, large hat to match ; Miss Griffiths looked charming in pretty blue dress and styliah green hat with blue ribbons ; Miss Dunnetc, neat blue tailor-made gown, fawn vest, alpine hat ; Miss Percival looked nice in green dress and cape, gem hat ; Miss E. Percival, pretty fawn dress, black hat ; Miss Wylde-Brown looked well in fawn dres3 and jacket, white blouse, white hat; Mi3s Macindoe, black costume ; Mrs H. Dunnett black; Miss Langssford, pretty blue tailor-made gown, white vest, white hat ; Miaa A. Tye, pretty grey tweed gown trimmed with steel passementerie and pink velvet, black hat trimmed with pink shot ribbon; Miss F Thorpe looked nice in navy blue dress, black cape, black hat; Miss Holland, stylish gown of figured lustre, black toque. A large number of members and friends were present on Friday evening at the fifth dance of the Ponaonby 'At Home ' The dance was an exceedingly pleasant one, everything possible being done by the commttee to promote the evening's enjoyment. The ladies' committee supervised the supper, and decorated the tables very tastefully. Adams' string bund supplied delightful music. The next dance terminates the season. Mra Devore looked very handsome in an elegant gown of heliotrope silk, veiled in black lace ; Mrs Dufaur, black crepon skirt, dainty blue silk bodice ; Mrs (Dr) Bedford, handsome black silk gown, veiled in black net with yellow chenille spots ; Mrs J R. Hanna, pretty black and pink check silk gown ; Mrs Crawshaw, handsome gown of emerald green velvet ; Mrs J. Lusher, stylish black satin gown ; Mrs Buchanan, pretty black and amber gown ; Mrs Williams, handsome gown of stone coloured brocaded satin ; Mra Baker, pretty creme dress, the bodice relieved with red velvet ; Mrs E. N. .Barton, handsome gown of amber satin; Mrs Littler, black skirt, pretty red satin bodico : Mrs Douglas, rich black silk gown. Miss Davore looked very pretty in blue, b6b6 bodice of a darker shade of blue velvet-; Miss Masefield, becoming cardinal silk gown ; Miss K. Masefield, pretty white costume; Miss Morrin, pale blue dres-s flowered with pink, and finished with pink ribbons ; Miss George, dainty creme crepon dre3s ; Miss Colley looked nice in white crepon dress; Miss Atkinson, becoming pale blue dread ; Miss Dacre, stylish creme costume, eleeveß of creme aatin ; Miss Holland, charming dreas of pale pink satju ; Miss Essie Holland, becoming rose pink crepon gowu ; Miss Kennedy, white, the corsage finished with pink roses ; Miss O'Meara,, pretty amber gown; Miss Williams, dainty white satin ; Miss Jj. Laug3-ford, tasteful pale blue costume ; Miss B. Bach, pretty white, trimmed with white silk ; Miß3 Preece looked very nice in veiux rose ; Miss F. Preece, pale blue ; Miss Vaile, pretty dress of old rose silk _ Miss Cusaen, dainty white silk ; Miss' Braithwaite looked well in black velvet; Miss Watson.pretty rose pink urepon dresa ; Miss — Watson, tasteful crem« costume ; Miss Rathbone, red silk, the bodice finished with black lace ; Miss Butters.pretty creme ; Miss Gittos looked nice in white ; Miss Ormondr pretty white, sleeves of greeu velvet ; Miss Osmond, tasteful amber gown ; Misa Lena Owen, pretty dress of sky bice Bilk, trimmed with white.
The annual social held by the Poußonby Lodge of Druids in St. George's Hall, on Wednesday evening last, proved to be the greatest success yet achieved by that Order in Auckland ; 185 couples were present, and many more were unable to gain admission. The decorations were in the - hands of Bro HD. Pike, P. A., and a strong committee, and reflected the highest credit on all concerned. The social was opened .by a Druidic inarch, the brethern of the Order, who appeared in their ancient regalia, singing their Ode of Welcome. Then followed the Grand March, led by Bro. F. B. Smith and Miss E. Moylan. Bro. W. L. Moylan«P.A., acted as conductor of the march, and also as M.C. in conjunction with Bros. Tucker, P.A., Blair, P.A., and Wilson, as stewards, courteously attended to the dancers. Special mention must be made of the excellent music provided by the Ponsonby Druids' string Tband, composed of Bros. Ewart (violin), Bragge (piano), Richards CD. bass), A. White (cornet) and Walker (trombone). A light supper was provided and much appreciated. During tne evening songs ana recitations were rendered by various members, and by Miss Harley and Mrs Sneddon. Extras were played by Bros. Bragge, White and Cowley. Bro. A. Mewburn, V.A., the Hon. Sec, deserves great credit for the assiduous manner in which he worked to achieve the success attained. Amongst the many pretty costumes I noticed the following -.-Mrs H. D. Pike, elegant gown of rich black silk veiled in black silk grenadine with yellow chenille spots, and finished with yellow chiffon ; Mrs R JL. Holle, charming gown of silver grey silk ; Mrs J. Peet, pretty black lace costume ; Mrs J". S. Dickaon, creme cashmere relieved with creme chiffon; Miss Dickson, black skirt, pretty crimson Bilk blouse ; Mrs J. Moran, charming dress of yellow brocaded silk ; Mrs Phillips, black skirt, neat pink blouse ; Mrs H. Evans, dainty pink satin gown ; Mrs J. G. Cox, black costume, sleeves of pale blue silk; Mrs J. Oakeß, pretty creme satin gown, with sleeves of ruby plush; Mrs H. Garrett, black and amber gown finished with white chiffon ; Mrs J Fowler, black with old sleeves ; Miss E. Moylan, pretty pale blue, relieved with chiffon; Miss Wilkins, becoming pale blue and creme costume ; Miss Brown, pale blue ; Miss Pike, dainty pale green and creme muslin ; Miss Holle, becoming pink dress ; Miss K. Moylan, pretty pale blue, trimmed with white lace ; Miss Wright, dainty creme dress, orange satin sleeves ; Mrs Bailey, black silk ; Miss McGill looked pretty in sea green, creme sasn ; Mis 3 Conway, black relieved with creme ; Miss R. Smith, pink finished with green ribbons ; Miss Graham, fawn crepon, bodice of plush ; Miss D. Leaning, black ; Miss Pick, becoming amber dress trimmed with black. Mrs W. Pardington wore a black skirt with pretty creme blouse ; Miss Hartley, creme ; Miss Hansen, pretty creme; Mrs W. Probert, sea-green finished with pink chiffon ; Miss Nazer, charming pink crepon trimmed with creme ; Mrs Barlow, handsome black gown, heliotrope sleeves ; Miss Phillips, pretty crushed strawberry, ruby plush sleeves; Miss L. Piggott, sea-green relieved with creme lace ; Miss White, creme trimmed with cardinal ; Miss Mewburn, pretty creme; Miss Wilson, neat black gown, canary sleeves ; Miss T. Piggott;, pink, trimmed with creme ; Miss Hawke, pink, with pale green trimmings ; Miss Osborne, black skirt, pretty blue silk blouse ; Miss Tbwaites, pale pink, relieved with creme lacs ; Miss M. Pitkethly, pretty pale green and pink dress ; Miss Maine, black, with heliotrope sleeves ; Miss Mills, creme relieved with amber chiffon ; Miss Lindsay, tasteful creme dress; Miss Pardington, pale blue crepon, trimmed with white ; Miss Smith looked nice in creme, canary sash. The children's bazaar in connection with St. John's. Paruell, will be opened on Monday, 2sth instant, by the Bight Rev. Dr. Lenihain, and continued every uight during the week. Each night will have its peculiar attraction. The first will be devoted to minstrdl songs by Parnell amateurs; second, concert ; third, fancy dancers ; fourth, dance for visitors ; fifth, recitations and fancy dancers ; forcune telling, palmistry etc., will be an additional attraction. A Gisborne correspondent sends a few of the costumes worn oa the occasion of the football match between Hawke's Bay and Poverty Bay. Miss Reeu, pretty grey coutuine ; Miss Stait, neat navy blue cos tume ; Miss Hamill, dainty black crepon gowu ; Mra Sweet, tasteful blue costume ; Mrs Day looked nice in brown ; Miss — Hamill, stylish black and white costume ; Miss Ebbling, pretty old rose dress ; Miss Reynolds, dark skirt, light blouse ; Miss — Reynolds, pretty navy blue dress ; Miss Routledge looked well in dark skirt red silk blouse ; Miss McCabe, stylish black velvet gown, relieved with white ; Miss Porter, striking brown costume; Mis 3 Perry, Btylish black costume, red cape ; Miss Harper, dainty black costume.
The marriage of Mr Alfred Pollard, of Grafton Road, to Miss Foley, eldest daughter of Madame Foley, took place quietly at the residence of the bride's mother, Symond-street, on Tuesday, Sept. 15th. The Eev. Mr Dewsbury officiated. The bride wore a beautiful gown of creme striped cashmere,' with silk sleeves, and tastefully trimmed with Bilk lace and ribbon coronet of orange blossoms, tulle veil, and she carried a lovely bouquet tied with long loops of moire ribbon. Miss Sis Foley attended her sister as bridesmaid, attired in a very pretty pale blue dress finished with creme .lace and ribbon, and she carried a beautiful- banquet. Mr George Pollard acted as best man. After the ceremony the bridal party were entertained at a splendid wedding breakfast by Madame Foley, who wore a handsome gown of black silk,,fiigriphed with jet and lace. Amongst the guests were Mrs Jones, senior, black silk ; Mrs Wright, black silk ; Mrs Warnock, brown silk; Miss Pollard, black skirt, dainty pink blouse; Mias Knox, lovely pale blue dress, finished with lace and pearls ; Miss Kirkwood, black skirt, dainty creme silk blouse ; Miss Blomfield, pretty olive green costume; Misa Wright, tasteful grey costume.