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WOMEN'S CORNER.

The Lady Editor will be pleated to receive for publication in the "Women's Corner" items of social or personal news. Such items should 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 C. H. J. Brown and Miss Arndt, of Wellington, are in Christchurch for Miss Othlie Bean's marriage to Captain MaeArthur, which takes place to-day. A linen tea was recently accorded Miss Nan Stirling (whose marriage to Mr D. C. Kidd takes place shortly), by Mrs J. Boag, "Pitcairns," Brookside. The array of beautiful white articles brought by the guests on the occasion made a very sensible contribution to tho bride-elect's "dream chest." An al fresco afternoon tea, preceded by an amusing rose competition, made the time pass most pleasantly. At the conclusion of the party Miss Stirling, in a happy little speech, thanked Mrs Boag and her friends for both the enjoyable entertainment and the handsome gifts presented to her. Miss Marion Pyno (Auckland) is the guest of Mrs F. A. Mac Donald, of Fendaltou. Miss M. Gawn (Gisborne), who has been visiting Christchurch, returned North last evening. Mrs M. 0. Sinclair and Miss McMurray left for Wellington last night, to bo present at the wedding of Miss I. M. Cartmill, of Highland Park, Wellington, and formerly of Christchurch. Mrs Crcsswell, of Ashburton, is at present spending a holiday in Christchurch, and is the guest of Mrs Temple, Latimer square. Miss Aileen Jordan and Miss May Thomson left by tho Manuka on Saturday night on a holiday visit to Wellington and Palmerston North. The Mayor and City Councillors of Christchurch have been invited to attend the nurses' memorial service to be held in tho Anglican Cathedral on the 26th inst. As the date approaches for the closing of entries for the baby show, to be held in aid of the funds of the Plunkot Societv, there are evidences of the keenest interest being taken in the fixture. I There are no fewer than six different classes, and in addition, a special prize will be awarded the baby adjudged the best in the show. Tho judging will be done by the public, who will be asked to record their votes on the different entrants. The show is to be held in the Colosseum on Friday afternoon, and entries close with Mr G. L. Donaldson, at the Art Gallery, at 5 p.m. to-morrow. | A unique ceremony took place on Saturday afternoon at the Richmond Workingmen's Club, when the Mayoress (Mrs H. T. J. Thacker) affixed, on the club's Roll of Honour, silver stars in front of the names of members who made the supreme sacrifice in the great war. The Mayor accompanied the Mayoress. The occasion was the first upon which any lady had been officially in the club. In honour of the event both the Mayor and the Mayoress were elected life members of tho club. In the report of Miss Elsie Lilly's lecture, delivered in the Choral Hall on Saturday night, it was stated that:— "Although 99 per cent, of the men and women of India were illiterate, yet there were more students in that country than in tho whole of England." The first portion of the sentence should have read: —"Although 90 per cent, of the meir, and 99 per cont. of the women of India were illiterate." f At the Plunket Fete to-morrow, one of the biggest attractions will be the Alaypolc Dance by the Kindergarten children in the Cathedral grounds. Then the competition tent, in charge of Mrs Jack Collins, will havo many attractions, one being a boys' encampment, beautifully got up, with soldiers, tents, guns, etc.; another a dolls' house, elaborately furnished; also, an elegant doll in abluo silk cradle. There will also be a fortune-telling tent, and last, but not least, the Punch and Judy show. The present St. Helen's Maternity Hospital at the corner of Durham and Battersea streets, Sydenham, is to be replaced by an entirely new building, the plans of which are now on view at the Public Works Department. The new hospital will be of brick and concrete, fully equipped with all up-to-date appliances, and will be two stories high, with a wide, Minny verandah facing the north. It will contain accommodation for about 25 patients, and provision is made for extension eastwards when required. The present buildings will probably be used as a nurses' home when the new structure is erected. For the Hair and Complexion tbe most ef. fective and reliable treatments are obtained at Mrs Holies ton's. Her spacious rooms aie fitted up with every modern appliance, and til treatments are carried out personally cr by qualified assistants of many yean' fixperienco, who have already iroved their ability by the excellent results of their treatments. Mrs Bolleslon's methods ore based upon sound medical training in massage, and kor experience in Hair and Complexion treatments baa been gained in London, Paris, and America. Courses of treatment from One Guinea. Dominion Buildings, Cathedral square. U8502

AN APOLOGY. I, "W. A". COLWILLi, Furrier, 2«3 High, street, apologise to all my customers whom I kept waiting so long l-ast winter for their goods owing to work coming in to mo from all over the Dominion. I would suggest, to avoid similar trouhle next -winter, that you bring your I'ura in at onoe, when they will be remodelled with th» latest designs. C 2727 WEDDINGS. SECORD—DUNCAN. A pretty wedding took place at St. Marv's Church, Merivale, on Wednesday "last, the contracting parties being Miss Winifred Duncan, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Duncan, Christchurch, and Mr' Percy Secord, a returned soldier, and eldest son of Mrs Bigwood, St. Albans. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very sweet in a dainty frock of white crepe de chine with the usual veil and oninge blossoms. Tho bridesmaid, Miss Gertrude Bradwell, wore a pretty pale pink crepe de chino dress, relieved with touches of white georgette. Mr Leslie Deane, also a returned soldier, acted as best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the "Cadena," and in the evening the euests were entertained at the residence of Mr and Mrs Holland, Springfield road. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a gold locket, and to the bridesmaid a gold brooch set with pearls.

DIAMOND WEDDING

The diamond wedding was celebrated on October 4th of Mr and Mrs Robert Honey Malyon, of 441 Manchester street, who were married at Calcutta Cathedral by tho Rev. Mr Mould on

October 4th, 1559. Mrs Malyon's maiden name was Leontine Johanna •Schoenerstedt. The old couple have resided in Manchester street for over 50 years, and are still hale and hearty, with full possession of their faculties. From noon on Saturday till late in the evening there was a steady flow, of old fjriends offering congratulations, and .in the evening there were present a great number of friends, who spent an enjoVable time in card playing and social intercourse. Supper was dispensed iu the dining-room, which wis beautifully decorated with flowers. The monster -vredding cake was made by the bride herself, who is close on 80 years of age. The health of -the bride* and bridegroom was drunk in champagne. RETURNED SOLDIERS' DANCE. There was a largo attendance at tho iast of tho weekly socials held tinder the auspices of the Returned Soldiers' Association at the Art Gallery on Saturday evening. Mr and Mrs Rattray were* host and hostess on the occasion, and a delightful time was spent. In the Colosseum this evening the wind-up of the season's dances will tako place, in the form of a fancy dress ball. Great interest is 'being taken in the event, and a most enjoyable time may confidently be looked forward to by the guests. No formal invitations have been sent out, but the committee is anxious to niako it widely known that all returned soldiers and their friends are invited to be present. Prizes will be awarded the best fancy dresses (lady and gentleman), and also to tho second best. Mr and Mrs A. W. Jamieson have consented to act as judges. | The Lyrij Orchestra will be present, and nothing will be left undone to ensure an enjoyable evening. DOMESTIC. SERVICE. A POVERTY BAY PETITION. (SPECIAL TO "THE PRESS.'') GIS BORNE, October G. A petition to Parliament is being extensively signed by women in this district, asking the Legislature to du something to relieve their household worries in the matter of domestic service. The petitioners state: We, the women of Poverty Bay and East Coast., most earnestly pray ion tho immediate restoration oFthe pre-war reduced passages for women, and would urge upon you the fact that many women are breaking down in health J'rom overwork and strain. We would also draw your attention to the low birth-rate, which is not likely to improve unless some relief is afforded to overworked mothers. We therefore pray for immediate action in this most pressing matter. "I WILL" BY WIRELESS. AIR MARRIAGE RESPONSES. The most novel form of wedding that has so far been celebrated was a feature of the New lork Police Athletic meeting. Not content with having j their nuptials celebrated as an event at : a popular public gathering, the con-1 tracting parties, Miss Lily Schacffer, of New York, and Lieutenant George Burgess, of the United States Aviation Corps, had tho ceremony performed in mid-r.ir. They even got into an aeroplane without the clergyman, who followed in another machine, and made uso of a Avireloss telephone at the height of a thousand feet. It was a queer spectacle. On the ground a thousand people craned to see the circling 'planes, while huge megaphones attached to the wireless telephone-receivers on the ground transmitted everything that was said in both machines. The concourse was hushed whon the megaphones began distinctly to enunciate the words of the marriage service above the droning •• of the aeroplane engines. Smiles were, seen, as;the bride and bridegroom were heard to exchange vows. "'I will'' from tho bride, was the ' most distinct part of the proceedings, and elicited a burst of applause from tho grandstand. Tho witnesses and the best man, together with the crowd that filled the grandstand, • heard, every word of the service as plainly as if they wero present at an ordinary church ceremony. , _ ' At the conclusion of the service the aeroplanes descended, and the couple received congratulations from Mr A. E. Sniith, Governor of New York State, and a tumultuous welcome from the spectators. TO-DAY'S RECIPE. Date Custard.—Stone and slice about a pound of dates, and stew them gently to a pulp, with the strainod juice of half a lemon and half a pint of water, then rub them through a hair sieve, and add three well-beaten eggs. Line some patty-pans with short pastry, fill them about two-thirds full with the date puree, and bake in a hot oven I ■for a quarter of an hour.

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WOMEN'S CORNER., Press, Volume LV, Issue 16647, 7 October 1919

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