The Lady Editor wfll.be pleased to receive for publication in the "Women's Corner" items of Bocial or personal news. Such items 6hould be fully authenticated, and engagement notices must bear the signatures of" both parties. Correspondence is invited on any matters affecting, or of interest to, women.
Mrs John Fraser (Oamaru) arrived in Christchurch last night.
Miss Frances Barry (Wellington) is staying at the Hotel Federal.
Mrs A. S. Elworthy has returned to Holme Station after a holiday in Christchurch.
Mr and Mrs Moorhouse (Timaru), whose future home will be in Christchurch, are staying at Warner's.
Mr and Mrs J. R. Blues (Dunedin) are staying at the Clarendon.
Mr L. F. Fetch (Feilding) and Miss Fetch, who arrived in Christchurch on Sunday, left yesterday on a motor tour of Canterbury.
Miss Fulton (North Canterbury) is visiting Timaru.
Mr and Mrs J. D. Millton returned to town yesterday after spending a month at Sumner.
The pretty Japanese decorations, under tne supervision of Miss \V hiteiaw, which were a feature of the Christchurch Musical Society's concert, will again be in evidence at the repeat concert on August 10th, in aid ot the i'rench Comtorts Fund.
Mrs F. W. Hope gave a very pleasant evening at her resident* in Chancellor street, Shirley, on Satin-day evening, when ivlr Hope, on benalr or the Knaki Girls, presented Mr W. i. Redman with a pair of suede motor ploves in recognition of his services in coaching the Khaki Girls for the series of concerts which they are giving.
A very pleasant afternoon in the soldiers' ward at the Christchurch Hospital on Saturday afternoon, when a programme arranged ly the Misses Golder and Hargreaves was given. Violin solos, witn iiute obugato were contributed by Misses Bowman and Master Poore, and Miss Muriel Brewins, as usual, pleased the audience with her bright recitations. The following well-known Christchurch vocalists gave songs suitable to the occasion: Misses iiessie Olds, Avenl Hope, Elsie Prestidge, and Hilda Cocker."
The first meeting in connexion with Violetf Day was held in tne Art Gallery yesterday. 'l'iie following committee was set up.: Miss Rose Tabart (chairwoman), Mesdames Boyle, Deans, Dalgety, Lane, Tobin, Bethell, Laurie, Cordy, Holland, Knight, Bean, R. Anderson, Lee, Steeds, Blackwell, C. W. Reid. G. L. Donaldson, F. C. Raphael, and Misses Bathgate and Mary Tabart. Mr G. L. Donaldson was appointed honorary organiser. It was decided that Violet Day be held on September 4th or 11th, and that the proceeds be devoted to the Red Cross Convalescent Home. " The attractions include an autographed tablecloth, a coin photograph, cake stall (in charge of Mrs Richard Anderson), fancy stall (in charge of Mrs F. C. Raphael), and violet stalls.
Mrs Fairchild, widow of the late Captain Fairchild, of _ the Government steamer Hinemoa. died in Wellington a few days ago. Sne leaves several children, three at least of whom have been on active service—Sister Edith Fairchild who is now matron of a hospital in England; Captain John Fairchild, who saw long service with the New Zealand Dental Corps; and another, son, who is still on active service. ' Mrs Charles Pearce, of Wellington, is a daughter. '
Tho installation of "bubble" drinking ■fountains in schools under the control of the Auckland Education Board was urged by Mrs F. E. Bauine at the meeting of tno Board on Friday. Mrs Baume, in supporting a request by the Workers' Educational Association for- "bubb.e" fountains in schools, said that the fountains installed in the streets of the city were perfectly sanitary, as no metal touched the lips. In several schools, however, pupils drank either from a mug or tin cuj>, or by placing their mouths to the rim of tho faucet. The architect to the Boa?d ; Mr J. Farrell, said it was at present impossible to obtain the fountains desired. A similar article, however, made locally, would soon be on the market. The Board decided to investigate the matter.
The various ladies' committees in Sumner doing work in connexion with the war are about to lose a very energetic worker in the person of Mrs Phipps-Black, who is leaving the borough after having resided there for some years. Mrs Phipps-Black has been in charge of the weekly working-bee in connexion with the Red Cross. At yesterday's meeting of the Sumner Red Cross Committee, on the motion of Mrs H. J. Marriner, it was decided to place on record the committee's appreciation of the great services rendered by Mrs Phipps-Black, and the loss which will bo sustained owing to her leaving the district.
A pretty wedding was solemnised last week at St- Michael's Church, when Mr Alfred Thomas Anderson, fifth son of the late Mr H. Anderson, of'Prebbleton, was married to Miss Katfi Elizabeth Foster, third daughter of Mr T. Foster, of Ladbrooks. After the ceremony and wedding breakfast Mr and Mrs Anderson left on their honeymoon. On their return to Ladbrooks they were visited by a surprise party, music and supper, the latter provided by Mr and Mrs Anderson, helping to pass the evening pleasantly. Cheers were given for the happy couple.
For tbe Latest Improved Methods of Treat- I ing tbe Hair and Complexion, MRS ROLLESTON is recommended. Her roomß, in Dominion Building, Cathedra] square, are. fitted up with all modern applianoes. A large stock of Switches, and the Transformations of every shade are always on band. As MRS KOLLESTON is on© of the largest importers of Hair in Australasia, ladies may depend on having orders executed to their satisfaction of the best quality hair at English prices. 1
PHYSIQUE OF GIRLS. Speaking from personal observation during his visits to scbools, and from a reading of Departmental reports, the Hon. J. A. Hanan, Minister of Education, remarked last week that, the physique of many school girls needed attention. Girls, he said, needed all the benefits of fresh air and exercise. They should engage in all games, such as Hockey, basket ball, skipping, swimming, ana -sport that was full of fun and activity. The bright and fresh looks which came from quickened circulation, the poise of figure,, and activity, -which were so necessary, did hot belong to weak and flabby muscles. A perusal of the reports of school medicaid inspectors showed that a much larger amount of physical deformity was to be found* among the girls than the boys. This disparity was much greater as the children went into the higher standards. The active and vigoroua life boys led was doubtless responsible for the fact that the majority of them improved greatly in physique during school life. GirU became more round-shoulder-ed and subject to spinal curvatures or other deformity. There was often insufficient attention, paid to the physical condition of the girls in the upper standards. Boys are enqourageicf to play I games and to exercise freely, while girls j may in some schools be permitted to sit about or devote their leisure moments to fancy work or music or reading.
Small domestic duties often kept girls inside while their brothers were exercising out in the air. The amount of defective eyesight found was always niuch larger among girls. It would certainly be of great advantage to health were all girls encouraged to take-up some such game as basket-ball, etc., with the same zest as boys entered into football and other play.
THE LATE MRS HENRY OVERiuN.
A wide circle ot mends will mourn the uoath ot Mrs neury Overton, wmch occurred on Jjriuay evening, ac her resilience, Onatsworm, i?enuciium. airs Uvertoii was tne uuugUter ot a well-luluwn PresDyteuan luunsier, tne late Kev. Joiin iviactcy, iVi.-A., or Otauuuu, AUCKiand, wiiexe sue was ouin in li»6. Her early married ute was spent at Meadow lianK, Jiine&mere. Later sue lived in Hawse's Bay, bnaily settling down ac I'eunaiton, wueie, unfortunately, owing to lieart trourne, sne had to live a very retired me. 'lo those who knew her intimately she embodied tne ideal woman —she loved and served her iainily witn keen devotion and joyous self-sacrifice. tier dignity and gracious ways made her a great favourite, and those wno enjoyed Her hospitality will not reaaily lorget her kindliness and charm. Possessing as she did a sympathetic heart, a cultured mind, and a beautiful and charming personality, a large circle of friends mourn the passing of one whose memory will ever be a delight to all who knew her, and their sympathy goes out to those who _ have lost by the passing of a model wife, a loving mother, and a faithful friend. The burial, which was a private one, took place at Waimairi Cemetery, Fendalton, yesterday morning, the service being conducted by tho Rev.. Canon Hamilton. Only relatives and very old friends were present, but a wealth of wreaths and flowers conveyed the loving regard of many who were aot present. FURS COLWILL'S ANNUAL CLEARING- FtTB SALE. 205 HIGH STREET. A few Beautiful Lines of Fox left which [ will be double the price next ye»r. ! ' COME AND SEE THEM. C 2561-648 TO-DAY'S RECIPE. Cheese Surprise.—Toast and spread v.itli margarine, or butter, two slices of bread; then cut them into lingers. Put a few of these pieces in a piedish, cover with grated cheese; repeat the layers twice. Mix a dessertspoonful of egg-powder with one-haif teacupful of niiik, pepper and salt to taste, and one tablospoonful grated cheese. Pour this over the concents of piedish, and bake in a good oven. Servo very hot.
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