THE SOCIAL SPHERE
Observer, Volume XXXI, Issue 9, 12 November 1910, Page 8
THE SOCIAL SPHERE
THE • Grammar School sports, which were postponed last week owing to the . heavy downfall of rain, eventuated on Tuesday, and though the weather did. not wear its brightest aspect, crowds witnessed the races, which were keencontested amid much enthusiasm from the onlookers. The girls did not participate in the racing, but took a lively interest in all proceedings,. , They very graciously and generously carried tea and delicious cakes to all on the stand, the teaching staff of the Girls' School , superintending all arrangements. Burke , s Orchestra greatly added to the pleasure of all present by playing very fine music.
Among the ladies present I noticed : Miss Wallis, in a smart pretty coloured linen, and brown hat. Miss F. Macdonald wore a pink linen, and black hat. Miss Jacobsen, white dress, white hat trimmed with blue. Miss Picken, white dress, hat trimmed with Paisley. Miss Dickinson, pretty-coloured linen, stylish black and white hat. Miss E. Dickinson, white linen, pretty hat. Mrs H. Black, pretty blue linen coat and skirt, black hat. Mrs Horspool, grey coat and skirt, cornflower blue hat. Mrs Whitson, black dress, black hat trimmed with jet. Mrs Thompson, grey tweed, with touches of black, black plumed hat. Mrs J. Gilmour, white linen, burnt straw hat with cornflowers. Mrs #H. Ashton, creme dress, hat with Paisley scarf.
Mrs Henricksen, black eilk dress, brown toque. . Misses Kerr-Taylor, zephyr dresses, and pretty hats. Mrs A. Brett, amethyst dress and hat. Miss Johnson, creme dress, burnt straw hat with red trimmings. Mies Brennan, navy coat and skirt, creme hat trimmed with blue velvet and cornflowers. Miss 0. Crombie, black and white muslin, black and white hat. Miss Bagnall looked very Eretty in blue linen dress, and black at. Mrs Whitney, white dress, hat trimmed with rose colour. Mrs Maughan, stylish reseda green oostime, hat in same shade. Mrs Posseniskie, navy coat and skirt, floral hat. Miss Tibbs, navy coat and skirt, blue hat. Miss Dv Rieu, mole dress, hat in same tint. Miss A. Fisher, green coat and skirt, hat trimmed with roses. Mrs 0. Nelson, blue dress, white' and blue hat.
The engagement is announced of Miss E. Israel, youngest daughter of Mr E. Israel, of Ponsonbv, to Mr A. Hendrick, of Auckland. •'• ■ ■ •
A smart and pretty wedding took place at St. Benedict's Church on Tuesday, November Ist, when Miss Lydia Beehan, daughter of the Hon. W. Beehan, M.L.CT, was married to Mr John F. Shanly, of the firm of Shanly and Suckling, the Right Rev. Monsignor Gillon conducting _the ceremony. The bride was given away by her father, and looked very winsome in a lovely dress of ivory satin, with overdress of embroidered net. The skirt was edged with lace tabs and the bodice trimmed .with handsome applique lace. A circlet of orange blossoms worn round her coiffure was surmounted by a handsome net veil, which was thrpwn.back from her face. An exquisite bridal bouquet was the completing note to a most charming toilette. • • ■ ■ *" . ■ * Miss Lily Beehan attended her sister as chief bridesmaid, attired in a beautiful dress of white embroidery made in the latest mode with the fulnese drawn into a wide band on the lower part of the skirt ; the yoke was of finely tucked lace, and- her hat was a, la*ge.;.;Wiute .chip • straw - lined and tnmr mcd with, corn anchsatin ribbon. Mies
Phyllis Beehan was also bridesmaid, in a very dainty frock of white .silk, gauged at the waistj and drawn with pipings on the • skirt. A tucker and undersleeves of net formed a finish. She also wore a' large floral hat. Miss Dallis Beehan (cousin of the bride); a pretty little tot, also stood- at the altar, dressed in white silk muslin and Valenciennes lace. In her hair a spray of lilies of the valley. The best man was Mr Roy Diamond, and the groomsmen Mr W. A. E. Beehan and Mr E. Shanly.
As the bridal party moved down the aisle of the church, the Wedding March was played by Mrs S. Jackson, organist. The guests were driven in taxi-cabs to " Kitewai," -Grafton Road, where "a - reception was held, the tea-table being decorated with bridal flowers and streamers of white ribbons were carried from the cornem of the tables to the gaselier, from which the ends were gracefully bunched. Among the congratulatory telegrams received was one from Sir Joseph Ward and one from Dr. Findlay. The usual toasts were honoured, and the exceptionally numerous arid handsome presents admired. Several of the guests sang most acceptably and a most pleasant time was spent by all. Mr and Mrs Shanly subsequently left by the Main Trunk for a three weeks' trip to the South, the bride looking radiant in a smart navy tailor-made, lined with white silk. Her stylish hat was of white straw, the brim being of black, and a large black bow was smartly placed at the side.
Mrs Beehan, mother of the bride, wore a beautifully-fitted dress of opal silk, veiled with brown Brussels net, with insertion of lace and bands of brown ribbon, smart brown toque lined with black and trimmed with pink roses ; she carried a beautiful bouquet. Mrs J. Beehan, aunt of the bride, wore a pretty dress of creme canvas over blue silk. Miss Beehan, black silk, black • hat upturned back and front .with shaded pink roses. Mrs W. Taylor, sister of the bride, very dainty dress of white embroidery, smartly made, large white straw hat, with ruche of chiffon and bunches of pink roses. Mrs J. Taylor, handsome dress of black silk, with creme lace vest, vieux rose toque. Miss Lily Taylor wore a Princess dress of black silk, with tucked panel, yoke of black lace and large white straw hat, the crown encircled with French flowers. ■ Mrs J. Cowie Wilson wore a lovely dress of white crepe de chine, embroidered with floss silk ; the skirt "was prettily draped, and the bodice cornered with lace ; a large Paisley hat was encircled with a black ostrich feather.
Mrs J. Furlong's dress was much admired ; it was of heliotrope floral i,hiffon, the skirt banded with silk, and the bodice trimmed with lace. Mrs Frank Wilson wore a smart white linen coat and skirt, faced with vieux rose, large black hat. Mrs Fouhy, violet silk, toque to match. Mrs (Dr.) Darby looked handsome in rich black silk, smart black hat with black feather. Mise Eileen Condon, white linen, pink hat." Mrs Bryant, lovely Princess dress of brown shot silk, with panel front, black crinoline hat with feathers and large black veil. Mrs C. Stone wore a most handsome dress of dove grey silk, trimmed with floral silk, a grey hat with pink ribbon, and a pink feather boa. Mrs Dignan, grey coat and skirt, chip hat trimmed with white. Mrs S. Jackson, blue linen, large white hat with pink roses. Miss Kathleen Taylor, pretty vieux rose dress, yoke of. yak lace, hat of same colour. Mrs Nellie Maddison looked very charming in white embroidered muslin, with tuoked yoke and large black crinoline straw hat. Mrs McVay, golden brown eilk, white hat trimmed with old rose and heliotrope. Miss Casey, creme eergeskirt, creme silk blouse, large green hat trimmed with cherries and red ribbon. Miss M. Casey looked very dainty in white muslin and lace, ana satin straw hat with tiny pink roses. Miss Fouhy, pink Muslin, black hat. Mise K. Fouhy, white muslin dress, black hat. Mrs Gallagher, black Bilk crepoline/stylish toque. Mies .-. '•:''; >■'■,-■>., -■'.'.' ■' ;'.-; / ■ ~.;■ ■' ■■..■',•'■■ ■"./'„ ■ l< , -L -"■'';■■■[ '''-.,*'■'/'•v^/V
Gallagher, black and white check "silk, with blue facings, creme lace - yoke, white and black hat. Mrs ■ Crohin,. black silk, black and white toque. Miss Cronin looked pretty ; in a dove grey dress, large black hat trimmed with pink roses. Other invited gueets were Dr. and Mrs • Murphy, Mrs Suckling, Signor and, Signora Bragato, Mr and Mrs Her-: bert Stratton, Mr and Mrs W. J. Stratton (Hastings), and Mr and Mrs Lincoln.
On Tuesday evening the Choral Hall was well filled with a large and fashionable audience which thoroughly enjoyed the artistic rendering of the dramatic cantata, " The Spectre's Bride." Mrs Hamilton Hodges. Messrs Egerton Pegg and H. B; Coney were the soloists and all elicited rounds of applause after each of their efforts. Mrs Hamilton Hodges was the recipient of a beautiful bouquet of roses at the close of .her.first solo. She wore a handsome gown of oyster white silk, prettily draped and the bodice ornamented with sparkling silver trimming. The ladies of the chorus were all robed in white, with their distinguishing badges of blue (soprano) and red (contralto). Those playing in the orchestra wore black dresses.
Included in the audience were :— Mrs A. Graham, in black silk. Mrs Cotter, in black silk and jet. Mrs Mandeno (Te Awamutu), creme silk, pretty opera cloak. Mrs Beedell, black silk, with sequin trimming. Mrs Beedell, jun., pretty silk, dress, opera cloak in the new caramel ehade. Mrs Philoox, black silk, pmk opera cloak. Miss M. Blades, creme dress. Miss Mary Patterson, white embroidered dress. Miss M. Arey, creme dress, pretty yellow opera cloak. Misses Ryrie, black _ and creme silk respectively. Mrs Jackson, black silk. Miss Jackson, black skirt, creme blouse. Miss M. Carter, blue voile and creme lace. Miss Bernard, creme silk drees. Miss Hunt, black silk. Miss D. Webber white dress. Mrs YV. m Impett, black silk skirt, pretty pmk silk, blouse. Miss Brown, black euk. Mrs Palmer, pretty pink eijk.
On Saturday afternoon, 29th October, a children's bazaar was held at " Avenham Villa," Epsom : the residence of Mr A. A. Wngg, in aid of the Grey-street Creche. The idea emanated from Miss Eileen Wngg and a few of her young friends, and the articles exhibited for sale were the product of their own ideas and the result of their nimble fingers. The friends of the little promoters so admired their efforts and sympathised with the object that they rolled up in crowds. The bazaar was formally opened by the Rev. J. Fussell, who eulogised the industry and kindly spirit shown by the little workers. The large verandah of Mr Wrigg's residence was enclosed and utilised for the stalls, which were : as well as the grounds, prettily decor ated. Admission was fixed at the small sum of one penny adults, and one half-penny children, the bazaar being run on penny purchases. By 5 o'clock every article exhibited had found a purchaser, the amount realised from all sources totalling £6. The cash expenditure being small, the promoters were able to hand over to Sister Hannah, of the Good Shepherd, the substantial sum of £5. The report of this success, I trust, will induce other young folk to follow co laudable an example.
The stalls were presided over by the undermentioned : Fancy goods, Miss-Eileen Wrigg : lollie'stall, Mies Muriel McKellar ; 'Xmas tree, Miss Katheen Wrigg ; flower stall, Mise Mollie Dignan ; afternoon tea, Miss Olive Bishop ; fish pond, Misses Aline Inward and Mona Wrigg ; Aunt Sally, Miss Snee and Master Hartley ■; dart target. Captain Newby and Mr Clunn. All the exhibitors were tastefully attired as Swiss Peasants, and looked charming.
The lawns of Onehunga # Tennis Club were in splendid condition last Saturday, when Mr C. Taylor, in the absence of the President j Mr F. W. Lang, M.P., delivered a speech, after which he declared the lawns open for play., A otow4
members and their friends enjoyed a most enjoyable afternoon. Tea was tastefully arranged with the club colours in the pavilion, and full justice was done, to it.
Among the visitors were :— Mrs Hutchison, in black. Mrs Taylor, black costume, heliotrope hat. Mrs (Dr.) Smith, dainty white box dress, large cornflower blue straw hat. Mrs Stewart, grey costume. Mrs Ernest Clark; vieux rose dress, black hat. Mrs Watts, black dress, relieved with grey. Mrs Mclntosh, grey voile,_ pretty creme dust cloak. Miss Fleming, smart green costume, black hat. Miss Grainger, heliotrope linen, large black and white •hat. Miss G. Hills, navy costume, blue hat with roses. Miss Allen, pretty blue frock. Mies Stewart, •white muslin. Miss Bassett, dainty pink dress, hat massed with roses. :Miss Glanfield, blue linen. Miss Brook, creme costume. Miss Davideon, navy costume. • • *
On the court© playing were : Mrs Harding, dark blue linen. Mrs Phillips, neat heliotrope frock. Miss Watkin, white dress. Miss Carnahan, creme dress. Miss Roda Taylor, white linen. Miss Ivy Ussher, blaok and white. Mrs Colby, grey dress, large hat trimmed with rosps. Mies Cecil Scott, ™nk linen. Mies Ada Davis, white linen. Miss Worrel, tussore silk. Miss Turnbnll, oreme dress. Miss Mahon, white. Miss Isabel Massey, creme costume. Miss Dolly Harding, white.
A .plain and poster ball was held on Wednesday/ November 2nd, in the Druids' Hall, Newton, under the auspi.oee of the Auckland Maccabeans' Club, the function being thoroughly enjoyed by all present. Under the able management ot the ladies' committee, the supper arrangements were exceptionally well carried out. The music and floor were well up to the mark. The, prize for the , best lady poster was awarded to Mise Symons, who represented the Milos Company. She wore a red dress having all toilet requisites attached, a powdered wig and Napoleon hat. For the best gentleman poster, Mr Lees, representing Lees Brothers,' tailors, was the successful competitor,, wearing a heliotrope velvet suit and powdered wig. Mies Emanuel as " Puriri Waters' , gained the prize for the most original lady poster. Her dress was of green satin, with large pink designs worked upon it advertising the firm. On her head was a green satin hat. Mr J. Cohen scored the prize for the most original gentleman poster. He represented Auckland banks, and his suit was decorated with cheques for large amounts, (valueless) and with bags full of (supposed), sovereigns. On his head was a box of bullion (bogus).
Mies M. Symons, as "The Observer," wore one of the best carried-out oostumee. Her white satin frock was a complete representation of last week's issue. Her tall hat and even her etockings were covered with printed matter, and anyone might have read the whole of last - week's news gratis. Mrs Mitchell, representing " Champion Flour, , ' had a very artistic costnme. Pictures of the mill and advertisements completely covered her dress. Miss M. Phillips wae effectively dressed as " Butterfly Tea." Miss Annie Phillips, as " The British and Continental Piano Company," wore a dress with the advertisements artistically decorating it. Miss Nessie Solomon was "The Talkeries," and her dress was of white satin, stamped with pictures of Edison and advertisements. Gilt lettering adorned her dress, and a large shield
which she .carried added, to the general effect. Mies -Lear advertised *' White Horse Whisky, i' in a red dress, with a large white horse embroidered on the skirt and. the advertisements well arranged. Mr H. Schniedeman represented Schniedeman Bros. Mr G. Moses represented Imney Brothers, colour merchants, and Mr •H. Lees as " Wolfe's Schnapps " wore wide blue trousers and a red velvet coat.
Amongst those in evening dress were : Mrs W. Neumegen, in black silk and lace. • Mrs I. Schniedeman wore a most beautiful drees of black and bronze embossed net over white satin. Mrs Williams wore a lovely gown of white satin oharmeuse and rich laoe. Miss Lsrael wore a champagne coloured drees. Mies Cohen looked, very nice in heliotrope char- Mrs Cohen, black silk, creme -lace vest. Mrs Goldstein, black silk and sequins. Mrs Follick, rose coloured sequinned net . over silk. Mrs Levinson, creme Brussels net over blue satin. Mrs Pezaro, black silk and jet. Mrs Whitefield, black silk and seouins. Mns Whitner, charming green satin toilette. Miss Ornstein, ivory eatin silk and lace. Mrs Emanuel, sen., black silk. Mrs Emanuel, jun:> black silk and laoe. Mrs Salas, ivory eatin. Mrs Myers, black silk. Mrs S. Schniedeman, pretty green silk dress. Mrs Gelhor, black silk. Mrs Lazar, white embroidery. Miss Phillips, pretty dress ,of creme silk. Mrs Phillips, black silk. Miss Wilford, charming frock of white eilk.
A charming wedding took place on Monday, October 24th, at St. Sepulchre's Church, Khybe'r Pass, when the Rev. Cubitt united Miss Florence J. Canham, daughter of Mr H. S. Canham, of this city, to Mr William W. Spargo, youngest son of Mrs H. Spargo, Devonport,. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very attractive in her bridel robe of white Liberty satin, beautifully braided and having Maltese lace insertions ; the bodice was draped, and finished with a tucked net yoke ; the trained ekirt had panete on eithe side and was trimmed with lace medallions. She wore a wreath of orange blossoms, and a lovely embroidered veil which had been worn by her mother on a similar occasion. She also wore the bridegroom's gift, a sapphire and diamond ring, and carried a shower bouquet of choice flowers.
Four bridesmaids followed the bride, viz., Misses Spargo, Bartlett, Waddell and Scott. The first two named wore pale heliotrope chiffon taffeta ; the other two were attired in pale blue chiffon taffeta ; all the dresses were prettily trimmed with all over lace and insertion. In each case the hats worn were of crinoline straw trimmed with colours to correspond with the dresses of the wearers. The bridesmaids also carried handsome bouquets and wore the bridegroom's gifts, which were brooches of amethysts and pearls and of sapphires and pearls. Two brothers of the bride, Mr Alf. Canham and Mr A. Canham, acted # as best man and groomsman respectively. The wedding service was a
choral one, the choir being composed;; of friends of th« bridegroom's,; family. Mr J. H, Philpot presided., at the organ and played the wedding March. • » - ' » • ■ ■ After the ceremony, a reception , . was held at the home of the bride's, parents, Avon-street, the house ing tastefully decorated with whiteflowers. The presents made a fine- , array and were much admired, one* in particular being a combinedl breakfast suite from the captain and, officers of the Union S.S. Kotuku, the bridegroom being a mem- - ber of the engineering department of that boat. ' . ;
Mrs Canhain, the bride's mother,, wore a beautiful amethyst silk robe r profusely braided, green and amethyst toque covered with French flowers. Mrs Spargo, the bridegroom's mother, black silk, becomingly, trimmed with creme silk insertion, Maltese scarf, crinoline straw bonnet with black and white trimming. Mrs McCallum looked "well in rose coloured silk, the bodice having; a creme eilk yoke, and small eilk buttons giving a finish ; a black and silver toque finished a charming toilette. Mrs Lewis, black corded silk, pretty black and silver bonnet. Mrs Talbot was smartly gowned in black chiffon" taffeta, pretty French hat with feathers and pink roses. Mrs Love, smart creme Sicilian coat and skirt, with black facings, burnt etraw hat trimmed with black velvet ribbon and feathers. Mrs Cohnle, exquisite robe of embroidered corded silk, blue and black hat with forgetme-nots.
Mrs Spargo (Avondale), smart gownt of black glace, braided and trimmed with guipure lace, becoming hat of black crinoline straw. Mrs Watson, creme Sicilian, floral hat. Mies Farrant, creme robe, floral hat. Mise Waddell, amethyst costume, floral hat. Miss O'Donoghue, eaxe blue costume, black hat. Mrs Fred Canham, pretty oreme voile drees, pale heliotrope hat with lilac flowers. Mrs; Fortzer, pale green lustre, with guipure lace trimmings, black and white tulle hat. Mrs Higgine, very smart amethyst cloth, braided, black picture hat, pretty jfeather boa.
. Miss Gazzard, pretty pink voile dress, trimmed with handsome silk insertion, smart black and. silver hat. Miss Wood, pale grey braided dress, grey satin hat with pink roses. Miss G. Fortzer, creme eerge relieved with blue, creme hat. Miss Piggott, creme serge costume, black hat. Miss Farely, heliotrope dress, floral hat. After the reception thenewly-married couple embarked ' on: the.Maheno and sailed for Sydney, where the honeymoon is to be spent, the bride's travelling dress being of nattier blue cloth, with silk facings ; her hat was of cinnamon brown straw, with black oepreys. .