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WOMEN'S CORNER.

Mrs Derislev Wood (Ashburton) is in town. Mrs E. Watson and Miss C. "Watson (Port Chalmers) are staying at the Clarendon. Mr and Mrs Hushbrook (Welington) are visiting Christ-church. Mrs A. Kaye is visiting Auckland ■'Miss Margot Moir has returned to Christchurch, after a visit to Australia. Mr ard Mrs U. T?. Cotton (Ohura) aro staying at- the Clarendon. Dr. Jessie Maddison arrived from the North yesterday morning. Mrs Mill ton (Orari) is in town. Mr and Mrs A. Glass hare returned to Ormiiru, after a visit to Christ-church md Akaroa. Mr and Mr? H. I?. Wilkinson (Dunedin) are staving at Warner's. The enslavement is announced of Miss Gladys Dicke'l, only daughter oi' Mr and Mrs Harry I>ickell, Pahnerston North, to Mr Thomns Simpson, of "Wellington, ionnei'ly of (liristchurch, oldest son of Mi- Thomas Simpson, Palmerston North. Miss Lansley and ZMiss L. of the staff of the Nov.- rlvmoutn Hospital. have accepted :;pnointmmtn on the stnff of the Public Hospital, Suva, nnd will bo leaving Now Zealand in a few weeks' time. The engagement is announced of Miss F'orence Macindrc, eldest daurrhtor of Mr and Mrs A. E. Macindoe, of Christchurch. late of Wellington, to Captain Chris Ingram, M.C., of Auckland. At the new Addinetoti Convent, on Tuesday evening, a gift social was tendered to the Sisters, very many useful articles being contributed. items were contributed by Misses Williams, Ives, Lock-hart, the Rev. Father Finncrty, and Air McAUeer. Supper was provided by the ladies of the parish.

Writing from Monte Carlo to Mr John Lemmone. Damo Xellie Melba comments on tho abnormal cost- of living there. ) She remarks that all Europe is a lunatic asylum. Chickens, she says, are £5 apiece, and mutton clions 10s each. There is no butter, no milk, and as for matches, sho points out that tha.v cannot be had for love or money. A small dinner given in her honour by Lord Rosslyn, at which there were eight people, cost €75. Dame Melba states that she feels instinctively that a great crash is coming,* and in tho meanwhile longs for tho luxuries of Conmbe Cottage, with its own noultry. milk, cream, nutter, and vc.'etnb'es. 'The diva adds that she expects to be back in Australia early, next year.

ESSENTIALS FOTS ROrTAL FUNCTIONS AND EVENING DRESS Have been Specially Imported bv MKS KOLLESTON, Dominion Buildings, viz.:— Exclusivo Hair Ornaments, "English Court" Creme of Lillie.s, 4s 6d, for beautifying the complexion, ncek, and shoulders, an-d "Blatche," a safe and reliable preparation for removing hair from arms, with an emollient to bo applied immediately after use, 103 Gd completo. Postage 91 extra.. 1 FURS. Good Advice from COLTV'TLL the Furrier. Furs are too valuable to have them destroyed by amateurs. Bring them straight to me, when I will let you know whether they aro worth re-modclling into our LONDON Lat-st Designs. COLWILL the FUItKIF.R, C 2727-724 203 High street. ELECTROLYSIS For the Removal o? Superfluous Hair, Wo'm, Birthmarks, or any Facial Blemishes Twenty years tho largest practice in the Dominion. All work fruararteed perfect. If you havo any blemish, if your hair or complexion U not satisfactory, cot a free consultation. MB H.'W. HAMMOND, SPECIALIST. HSH2 273 Cashei street, City. Christchurch. DRYING WET SHOES. In drying wet shoes uev:r place tliem in an oven, near a radiator, or over a register. Place- trees in tho shoes, wlrjch should than dry naturally. After tho shoes are dry eoften the leather with an application of Peach Bloom polish. Thi* v.-ill not ©sly prevent cracking, but will impart p. brilliant and lasting shine. Ask your grocer or s-ho-o storo for a tin. KS7I2-3597 WEDDINGS. HARBISON—PIPER. At St. Paul's Frcsbyterian Cmirch recently, the wedding was solemnised of Miss May Piper and Mr Harold Vincent Harrison. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. John Patcrson. Tho bride, who was given away by her father, looked very smart in a heavily breaded cream gaberdine costume and pietnro hat of cream panne velvet. She carried a bouquet of choice flowers. Hor two sisters were the bridesmaids. Mr H. Cooper was best man .and Mr N. Harrison groomsman After the ceremony the parents of the bride entertained tho quests at Broadway's. Amongst the quests were Mr and Mrs J. Harrison, Mr and Mrs S. Piper, Mr and Mrs Rex Harrison. Mr and Mrs Sead Gowing, I>r and Mrs Brown, Mr and Mrs H. W. Gourlay, Mr and Mhs LJrown (of Temuka), Mr and Mrs X. >S. Lawn, Mrs H. Forward, and Miss G. Hoprvintr. Later in tho day Mr and Mrs 11. Harrison left for the South, tlio bride wearing a navy costume, with a royal bluo hat and fox furs. STRATFORI>— SHARLICK. A pretty wedding took place at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Manchester street, recently. The contracting parties were Mr Charles Stratford, fourth son of Mr and Mrs Stratford, Linwood, aiid Agnes, second danghter of Mr M. Sharlick, of Marslt- j land. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Seymour, S.M., and j Miss Ward presided at the organ. Tho bride, who entfcred the church on tho 1 arm of her father, looked charming in I a gown of ivory crepe de phone, veiled j with georgette and trimmed with pearls, 1 and wore tho customary veil and orftnge blossoms. She carried a slicwer bouquet/ of white chrysanthemums and autumn leaves. The chief bridesmaid was Miss Tessic Sharlick, sister cf the bride, who woro a frock of vieux rose crepe c!o chine draped with georgette, and a black crepe de chine hat- with touches of vieux rose, and carried a choice bsuquet of white chrysanthemums, with of pink. The second bridesmaid, Miss Annie Stratford, sister of the bridegroom, was in a frock of salmon pink crepe de chine, with touches of blue, and a blue velvet hat with touches of pink and gold. Marjorie_ Sharlick, sister of the bride, made a dainty little flower-girl, in <1 frock of •white crepe de chine, with a lovely basket of white flowers. The bridegroom -,vas attended by Mr Edward Sharlick, brother of the bride, and by Mr Arthur Anderson. After the ceremony a reception was held at Broadway's. The bride's travelling costume was of navy serge, trimmed with fawn, with a black panne velvet hat.

DAYIES—POUTER. Recently ail interesting wedding was solemnised at the Presbyterian Church, To Ivaraka, the contracting parties being Miss Margaret E. Porter, second daughter of Mr and Mrs W. Porter, of Puha, and granddaughter of Mr John of Taumutu, Canterbury, ana Mr AY iiliam iDavies, of Whakatipu, son of Mr Charles I>avies. % The Rev. D. Aspland, of Orraond. was the officiating clergyman. The church was most artistically decorated, by girl friends of the bride. The bride was given awav bv her uncle, Mr Robert Patterson, of Lakeside, Canterbury. She wore a lovely frock of -white crepe de chine over shadow lace, and trimmed with true lovers' knots. The bridesmaids •were Miss T. Porter, sister of the bride, and Miss Tops;,- Davies. sister of the Both were dressed in shell

pink crepe do chine frocks, with black lace hats relieved with pink. Mr William Sutherland was best man, and *Mr vv'iiliam 3'ortcv groomsman. A reception was held after the ceremony. v COULTER—FA'NTHAM. A wedding of considerable interest took place at St. Matthew's_ Church, St-. Albans, last week, when Miss Nellie .Fanfcham was married to Mr Len J. Coulter. The Rev. A. Horo perfornied the ceremony. The bride,who was given away by her mother, looked charming in pale mauve satin, and the usual roil and posies of orange blossom at the sides. She carried a dainty shower bouquet of azaleas, autumn roses, and chrysanthemums, and wan accompanied by two bridesmaids. Miss Ethel Rippon | and Miss Avis Harris, both wearing pink soft satin dresses, and black transi parent- hats, and carrying sheafs of autumn leaves and flowers. The bridegroom was accompanied by Mr Dick Coulter as best man, and Mr W. Mantel as groomsman. The wedding breakfast was held at the Cndena tearooms, Casbel street, and later the hapy cpouple left by car, amidst showers of confetti. i McNally—Holland. i A pretty wedding took place on Tuesday, at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs A. Bennington, 630 Hereford street, Linwood, when .Mr I Horace McNally, eldest son of Mr and Mrs J. McNally, of Prebbleton, was married by Pastor Smith to Miss Pessie Holland, third daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Clothier, Christchurch. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr H. Clothier, wore a pretty grey costume, and silver, grey, and snxo blue hat, her bouquet being of pnle crc'im and white chrysanthemums. Her bri.'esmnid, Miss Mabel in a- blue frock, and wore a cream hat. I Her bouquet was of bronze chrysantheI.mums. Mr G. M-Naiiy was best man, j and Mr Arthur Clotlier groomsman. A I reeention was afterwards held at Broadj way's. i i

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WOMEN'S CORNER. Press, Volume LVI, Issue 16852, 4 June 1920

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