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WODEN'S CORNER.

•Sho Lady Editor vrlU be plcaaeS to receive for publication In the "Women's Corner" ltom3 of social or personal Such Items ehonld to fully .\nthentlcated, and cng&&oiQPjit notices must tff&r ths olgn attires of both partis#. Correspondence 1.3 invited on any mattors a3ecting, or of iatsrest t®, women.

Mrs Purclias (Hokitika) * in| i r , el " children are staying with Airs 'lobin, at Bur wood, for a few weeks. Mrs 11. Upton (East Tamaki), and Mrs J. G. Pal a i ret (Devonport, Auckland) are the guests of their sister, Mrs E. do Courey Drury, Merivale.

Miss Rose* Tabart, who has been for an extended visit to England, is roturning to Ohristcliurch next week.

Airs Nolan and Miss Hazel Nolan (Gisborne) are visiting Christ-church and are staying at the Clarendon. Miss Low© (Worcester street West) who has been studying modem dancing in San Francisco, has returned to Christchurch.

Air and Mrs Douglas Laurenson from (flic Waikato are at present in town, staying with Mrs Alec Morrison (Merivale lane). Tho engagement is announced of Colleen, second daughter of Mrs Walter Macfarlane and the lato Mr AValter Macfarlane to Gerald, son of Air and Mra Lewis Alathias (Timaru).

The weekly sale of home made calces, bread, preserves, lamb and poultry will take place in Hereford Court on Friday and Saturday next when Mesdame? D. J. Shea, and W. Cunliffe will be in charge. P!roce>eds are in jiid of Lewisham General Hospital. Miss Mary Gow (Wellington) is the guest of Miss Beryl Rose. Miss Sheila Tobin, who has ..been staying with relatives in Auckland 'for three months, has returned to her home in Burwood.

Mrs John Anderson and Miss Annett Hosken returned yesterday after a tour on the West Coast.

Yesterday's arrivals at the Clarendon Hotel included Mr and Mrs Howarth and Mr R. and Mrs C. L. Staweil (West Australia). Amongst those staying at the United Service Hotel are Dr. and Mrs J. Stuart Church (Dunedin).

Recent arrivals at Warners Hotel include Mr, Mrs, and Miss jamieeori (Alelbourne), Miss Urquhart (Melbourne), Mrs AV. Collins (Queensland), and Mr and Mrs Gordon Hoimes.

Miss Nottingham, who is shortly to be married, was last week the recipient of a Bilver entree dish arid a set of stainless cutlery from the staff of Messrs Bluckwell, Kaiapoi. Mr G. Hirst, in making the presentation, stated that the gifts were accompanied bv every good wish of the staff. Miss Nottingham suitably responded. A euchre party and dance will be held to-night (Thursday) in the Halswell Hall, commencing at 8 p.m. find terminating at 2 o'clock. Mr R. Woods's orchestra has been engaged for the occasion, and arrangements for the running of a bus, leaving the Post Office, Cathedral square, at 7.15 p.m., picking up intending patrons on the Lincoln road, at the corners of Spencer stfreot and Domain terrace (opposite the Mental Hospital). Miss I. Newton is the honorary secretary, and prices are Is 6d for ladies, and '2s Gd for gentlemen.

The Selwyn Division of the St. John Ambulance Brigade met on Tuesday evening, the 19th inst., in the Brigade rooms, and a well-organised practice was carried out in all branches of the work. There was an excellent attendance, and several new members were present. The United Amateur Swimming Club are tendering Mr C. Herd,, their junior swimmei, a farewell social in the liidgeley Hall to-night. Mr Herd, win! is the champion bieaststroke swimmer of New Zealand, also holding the Australasian record for 220 yds, is leaving shortly for an extended tc<ur > of the Continent, Europe, and America, accompanied by his parents, Mr and Mrs Estall, of this city. Madame Winnie Fraser, the well-kno-.vn New Zealand soprano, is at present studying with Martini, the famous maestro ,in Home, where she has the advantage of hearing many opera performances. On her way to Rome, vis Paris and Lausanne, she was fortunate enough to hear the grand opera "Aida" in La Scala Opera House in Milan. In a letter to a Christchurch friend, Madame Fraser mentions having met Signors Rasponi and Sarti, two of the Sistino Choir soloists, who visited Christ-church somo months ago.

The Directors of the United Nursing Services Club of 34 Cavendish square, London, AY.I., are offering hospitality to nurses coming to this country from overseas for the British Empire Kxhibition at Wembley. Any ladies wlw have served with the Forces in the Field will be admitted aa Honorary Temporary Members of the Club for the duration of their stay in London, and will bo given all the privileges of the Club without any entrance fee or subscription.

New shipments of sample furs have just arrived from leading furriers in London, Europe and America direct for Madame Menere, Corner Cashel and Colombo streets (upstairs), and are being offered at her late summer sale at what aro temptation prices. It would indeed be foolish on your part to miss such an opportunity. —M6512 Prices suffer another cut. Pannell's Big Boot Sale now in Full Swing. Big Reductions in all lines. Ladies' Shoes in a fashionable strap effect, 18s Cd per pair. 100 Pair of Men's Boots all one price 18s 6d per pair. 105 MANCHESTER STREET. P6506-3155 Miss E. Gieseking, Toilet Specialist, has commenced business at Room 5, Arcade, Cashel street. Shampooing, Manicuring, Scalp Massage, and treatment for dandiuff, etc. Consultation free. For appointments ring 'Phone 4424. 6 "PATRICIA" js showing a choice selection of Seasonable Gifts, also & wonderful range of Summer Frocks and Silk Jumpers at Gift Prices. Dressmaking is in charge of Miss Stevenson, late Hurdley's. Corner Montreal and Victoria streets. 'Phone V «

Tli© Christchurch Nursing Division of the St. John Ambulance Brigade met in the brigade rooms on Monday evening. Mrs Bishop, ladv superintendent, presided, and gave a demonstration of the method of using and reading thermometer. Dr. Beveridge Davis gave a lecture on "Circulation," which was very much appreciated by the members of the division.

A merry surprise party visited Island Home Farm, Bennetts, tho residence of the Missos Winter, on Friday. A very enjoyable evening was spent in songs, cards, and cln ncin or. the music being snnplied by Air Ellis and Miss Mvrtle Winter. Amon? the guests were Afr and Mrs Reid, Misses Beid (2), Mr and Mrs Orimsev, Mr and Mrs Ellis, cbvrch), Airs "Roberts (Pauanui"). Misses Winter f2). i\Tr and Mrs Highst o -" 1 . Aliw Mr Foibes, and and Mrs Bradshaw.

Amongst recent arrivals at "St. E : mo'' are: Mr and Mrs C. Watson (Auckland), Misses Armstrong (2) (Pnlmerston North), Afr and Airs Robbins (Wellington), Miss Johns (Wellington), Mr. Mrs. and Miss Buchanan ("Sydney), Miss Driver (England), Mrs Tuffc-r and two daughters (Adelaide), Mr, Mrs. and Miss Gumming (Wellington), Mr and Mrs Beimber (Wellington), Mr and Mrs Hughes (Welfington). "Mr, Mrs and Miss Newale Jnd two children (Dunedin), Air and Mrs Aldcrton (Wanganui). Mr. Mrs, and AfiVs Burbury (North Canterbury), Mrs Macfarlnne and children (Tnvercargi'l), Mrs Pitts Brown (Nelson), Mr and "Mrs I)avv (Wellington), Mr and Mrs ftplchT (Wellington), Mr and Airs Hill (We'lington). Miss Brown (Wellington), Mr and Mrs Lawson (Wellington). " Recently a very successful surprise party, organised by Miss Lila Eldridge, was taken to the residence of Mr and Mrs Robert Wright, AVairarapa terrace, Fendalton. Musical items, games and dancing made the time pass quickly. vSongs were contributed by Mrs R. Wright and Mrs E. M. Harris. The accompanists for the evening were Mrs Ruddock, Miss Lila Eldridge. and Mr Arnold Whitworth, Miss Ada Shier winning the competition. Amongst some of those present were Mr and Mrs R. Wright, Mr and Mrs T. Harper, Mr and Mrs A. Johnston, Mr and Mrs Ruddock, Mrs E. M. Harris, Mr and Mrs Turnbnll. Mr and Mrs H. Hayman, Mis.s Li In. Eldridfe. Bettv AVorsfold, Eileen Killner, Merle and Lorna Moore, Ina. Brown. Ada Shier, Gladys Drury, Mollie Bradley, Hazel Walton, Jessie and Tv.v Slocombe, Messrs H. Wright, Arthur Killner, Eric Johnston, Arnold Whitworth, Will Duder. Bellworthv, A r incent Howie, Laurie Harper, Vernon Hogg, and many others. Under date of January 10th, our London correspondent writes: —Mr F. A. Hornibrook (previously of Christhas written a book which will be published next week. It lias the arresting title of "The Culture of the Abdomen," and is of especial interest to sufferers of obesity and digestive troubles. No less an authority thaai Sir AVilliam Arbuthnot Lane, Consulting Surgeon to Guy's Hospital, has written the prefaoe, and it is understood. that he considers the work a valuable contribution tu the practical science of human physical development. Mr Hornibrook is to" explain his system to a party of leading medical men at the home of Sir Austin. Harris on February Ist. Mrs Hornibrook is still in the United States where she has attended three conferences in connexion with public hygiene and venereal diseases. She • has also been lecturing in a number of places. She went over to Chicago two months prior to the date fixed for the first conference, as she had word of her twin sister's illness. Unfortunately, the illness proved fatal. Mrs MeAlpine waa previously Miss Nelho Rout, who had lived in Cliristchurch and in Auckland. She cam© over to England during thh war, and after marriage wont to Chicago,* where ehe had been\ for six years.

COMING-OF-AGE DANCE. On Friday night the friends of Mr J. Creighton entertained him at a social and dance in the Hororata Hall, the occasion being his 21st birthday. The hall was prettily decorated with streamers, greenery, and flowers, the colour scheme being pink and greon, and the ante-room was tastefully decorated and furnished as a lounge. Mr and Mrs F. S. Barrett acted as host and hostess for the occasion, and great credit is due to Mr W. Patterson and Miss Merle Wright for the organisation of the function. A beauti-fully-decorated birthday cake was made and given by Mrs J. .Wilson. Mr L. Parker performed the duties of M.C., and music was supplied by Miss E. Nelson and Mr R. Greening. A competition was won by Mr J. Creighton, and lucky spot dances by Miss Mason and Miss Graco Ironside. ' Much-appreciated musical items were given by Mrs Spence and Messrs Felton and Spence.

A "sit-down" supper waß provided, and the usual toasts honoured, and a gold-cased fountain-pen was presented to the guest of honour by Mr Barrett on behalf of those present.

Those present were: Rev. N. Roberts, Mrs Jones, Mr and Mrs F. Barrett, Mr and Mrs J. Wilson, Mr and Mrs A. Harris, Mr and Mr 3 W. Pratt, Mrs Beattie, Mr and Mrs L. Derrett, Mr S. E. Wright, Mr and Mrs F. Wright, Mr and Mrs McFarlane, Mr and Mra Spence, Mrs Whitty, Mr O'Brien, Mr and Mrs Kussell, Mr and Mrs Keltie, Mr and Mrs C. Collings, Mr W. Stenhouse, Mr and Mrs Nettleton, Mr and Mrs Felton, Mrs C. Thome, Mrs Keith, Mrs Locker, Misses Merle Wright, Clare Wright, V. Wilson, Gladys Kellaway, Oliver (3), Ethel Thome, Collings (2), Patterson (2), E. Nelson, T. Eldridge, Grace Ironside, Mavis Gray, 11. Mackenzie, Messrs J. Creighton, L. Patterson, Mason, M. Kellaway, Harris (4), Tuer, S. Mooar, Buck, Greening, L. Parker, A. Oliver, S. Parker, H. Thorne, F. Wright, M. Thorne, T. Hight, J. Lewis, McArthur, C. Ironside, W. Gray, V. Owen, E. Sime, J. Ironside, A. Ferguson, A. Rainsford, and Foster.

GAOL FOR HOME-WRECKER. (by cable—press association copyright.) (AUSTBALIAN AND N.Z. CABLE ASSOCIATION.) (Received February 20th, 7.55 p.m.) BUDAPEST, February 19. Ludwig ICraus, a professional blackmailer, was sentenced to two years' gaol for making married women fall in iove with him and then selling their love-letters to their husbands at high prices. Kraus was the cause of many divorce suits in the Budapest Courts.

NEW FURS

The Fur Coat, absolutely essential to tue well-dressed woman will not be an expensive item if puicnaseu iroul the Vogue, 268 High street (Cough's Buildings). Seal Coney from 20gns; Beaver Coney from 16gns; Electric Seal from 40gns; Marmot from 40gns. —2

In England last year, out of a total of nearly 7000 new books, only 17 came under the head of "facetiae," only one funny book in 420. Fiction, which is taken seriously in England, headed the list as usual with over 1200 volumes. Theology was a poor second, with 575; children's books—a sign of the times — just beat biography and history by 534 to 530. Poetry and drama could only muster ISS volumes.

WEDDING,

McCORMICIv —McSHERRY. A quiet but exceedingly interesting wedding took place at the Church of the Hoiy Name, Ashburton, yesterday, when the Very Rev. Dean O'Donnell united in the bonds of holy wedlock John B. McCormick, of Christchurch, eldest son or Mrs D. McCormick, of Ashburton, and Olive Irene, second daughter of Mr E. McSherry, who for manv years ha« been railway inspector of Permanent "Ways on tho Ashburton sections of the line. At the close of the impressive marriage ceremony the pnrtv drove to the residence of the bride's parents, in "West street, where many relatives and intimate friends were hospitably entertained by Mr and Mrs McSherry. The bride and bridegroom were the recipients of many congratulations and telegrams expressing goo,-! wishes for their future happiness and prosperity.

The bridesmaid was Miss Lilian R. Halliday, of Christchurch, and the best man was Mr D. McCormick, brother of the bridegroom.

The bride wore white jersey silk with sleeved and cape of white georgette, and carried a shower bouquet of white hothouse flowers and maidenhair fern, with touches of pink. Her beautifully embroidered veil was worn in mob cap style. The bridesmaid's dress was of salmonpink georgette over silk, with silver facings. With this was worn a silver lace hat trimme4 with pink leaves, and silver shoes and stocking?. Her bouquet was of pink flowers and maidenhair ferns.

The newly wedded pair left in the afternoon en route for the North Tslnnd. wheiv they will spend their honeymoon. The bride's travelling costume was of fa\ijTi coloured cloth with collar nnd cuffs of white fur, and velvet hat to match.

MACDONALD—PARNHAM. A wedding okmuch interest was solemnised at the Methodist Church, Kaiapoi last evening, when Miss Phyllis Parnham, only daughter of Mr and Mrs F. L. Parnham, "Inverlochy," Scargjill, was married to Mr Donald Mac Donald, only eon of Mr and Mrs H. D. Mac Donald, Desmond street, Fendalton. Tho Rev. W. B. Scott officiated and Mr A. Blakeiey presided at the organ. Tho bride who was given away by her father, looked extremely charming in a gown of pink satin mousseline with "cascade of georgette, silver lace, and silver trimmings. Her pink tulle veil was held in place by a wreath of silver leaves and pink rosebuds. Silver shoes and stockings, and a shower bouquet of pink roses, completed tho toilette.

Miss Hine Coe, cousin of the bride, who attended as bridesmaid, wore pale blue crepe de' chine, with trail of French flowers at the waist, and in her hair a wreath of French flowers. She carried a bouquet of red roses. Mr Ralph Beadel (Christchurch) was best man.

Mrs Parnhaffl, mother of the bride, wore a frock of black French crepe de chine beaded in royal blue and gold, with hat to match. Mrs MacDonald, mother of the bridegroom, wore a black"" satin and lace frock, and black hat trimmed with ospreys. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Drill Hall, ICaiapoi, and later the bride and bridegroom left by motor, the bride travelling in cherrycoloured crepe de chine frock, almondgreen hat,- and black far coat.

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WODEN'S CORNER. Press, Volume LX, Issue 18003, 21 February 1924

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