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WOMEN'S CORNER

The Lady Editor will be pleased to receive for publication in "Woruen's Corner" items of social or pfusonal news. Such Items should be fully authenticated, w engagement notices must bear to# signatures of both parties. Correspondence is Invited on any matters affecting, or of Interest to, women. Mrs George Gonld lias returned from a wedk's visit to Mrs ltoger Gould, Rotherham. Mrs Rolleston is at present (visiting Wellington, where she is staying with her son, Mr F. J. Rolleston. Miss Rose Tabart, who is visiting Wellington, is the guest of Lady Rhodes. .

Miss Hennah is visiting Mrs Blakiston, Orari. Mr and Mrs P. Malloy (Westport), who are spending a short holiday in f'liristchurch, intend returning to the West Coast on Tuesday.

Miss K. Brafdwood has been appointed matron of the Grey River Hospital, Greymoutfi. Mrs P. M. Baines arrived in Christchurch yesterday after a year's visit to England.

Dr and Mrs Philip Woodhonse (Rlueeliffs), who have been spending a few davs with Mrs Godbv (Fendallon), leave to-night for Wel'ington. Mrs James Mitchell ("Uramao," Cashmere Hills) has returned to Christchureh after a visit to Mrs W. H. Johnston (Grevmouth).

" Misses N. and E. Scott (Dunedin), who are the guests of Mrs T. It. Leithead (Kaiapoi), leave to-morrow to join the Remuera at Wellington, on a visit to England and Scotland. .Amongst the recent arrivals at "St. Elmo" are: Mr and Mrs Morgan (Greymouth), Mr and Mrs Lusky (Wellington), Miss 'L. Gaffney (Wellington), Miss Clarke (Napier), Mrs Spooner (Dunedin), Mr and Mrs Gordan (Dunedin), Miss Muir (Dunedin), Mr and Mrs Dixon (Wellington), Misses McLachlan (Wellington), Mrs Brandon (Auckland), Mr . and Mrs Smith and Miss Smith (Hanmer Springs).

The engagement has been announced of Hazel, only daughter of Mr and Mrs. R. W. Davies (Wellington), to Quentin, second son, of Mr and' Mrs Quinton Donald (Featherston). Amongst those. staying at the Clarendon Hr-tel are Miss M. I>. McLeanMuir (Wellington), Miss M. Tatisley (Auckland), Dr. find Mrs. (\\ el-1-rigton),: and Mr 'P. and Miai M. Anurew.

Yesterday's arrivals at Warner's Hotel included. Dr. and Mrs Grange Fergus, Mr and Mrs H. V. Foy (Sydney), and Mrs Jackson (Sydney);

Mrs F-i Garr Smith (Wellington> and Mr and Mrs Walker (Wellington) arrived 'in Cfirisfcehurcli yesterday- .and ire staving at the United Hotel. ; :

Miss Ngaio Marsh will be the guest of Mrs George Rhodes ("Beverley") for the week-end Mrs Victor Cohen (Sydney) is staving with her mother, Mrs J. Hall (Bealey avenue). The final of the Godbv Bowl Golf Match was played at the Shirley Links yesterday afternoon between Miss May Newton and Mrs Longford and results ed in a tie. The match will be played again at an early date. The weekly dance to be held tomorrow night at Dixieland will far surpass, in splendour of decoration and lavishness of display, any of its predecessors. The wonderful Eastern decorations, which caused such a pleasant sensation at the Eastern Carnival last night, -.ill again be used for the delectatior of Mr Dickson's regular Saturday night patrons. Mrs J. Lang, who died at her late residence, 70 Harrow street, Linwood. after many years of patient suffering, was a native of Scotland, and came to the Dominion 38 years ago. She settled in Linwood, where she roside> 1 until her deatii. She leaves a family 'of three daughters and two sons to mourn their loss—Mrs H. Gee 'Spreydon), Mxs Jackson (Linwood), Mr John liana (Sumner), Mr William Lang Helensville), and Miss Agnes Lang (Linwood). Oar Wellington correspondent telegraphed Inst night:—As the result of a recent disagreement in one of the. Wellineton women's clubs, in connexion with which legal proceedings are supposed to be pending, it has been decided to establish another club. With this object in view a very well-attended meeting of women was held hero today when those present decided to form the Wellington Women's Club. A committee was fonned and about 150 women have agreed to become foundation members.

The Waltham Amateur Swimming Club held its annual dance and social recently, in the Sydenham Football Hall. A large number of people were present, and a most enjoyabje evening was spent bv all. During the evening Mr C. V. Harvey, president of the club, presented the cups and trophies to the season's winners. Those receiving trophies were: H. Cox (swimming cup), W. Murphy (diving cup), H. Watts (Mr G. T. White's gold medal), L. Elvv, J. Murchison, H. M. Cox, H. Hall, J. Dawson, and W. Hull. An engraved clock was presented to Mr C. Fineran, the late caretaker of the baths, as a token of the esteem in which he is held by the members of the club. The duties of M.C. were capably carried out by Messrs L. Elvy and H. M. Cox.

Theatregoers, and especially those acquainted with the original Pollard .Tuvp;iil«s, ' vstll learn with regret of the death of Mrs Jessie Bodley, better known perhnns by her name of Jessie Kebbelle. Mrs Bodley was the oldest mpinber of the Pollard Juveniles (savs the Auckland "Star"), and was held in sincere affection by tho k'ddies. who always spoke of her as "auntie." Sho was a educated woman, havinz matriculated at 18 years of a"e, nnd srot her B A. dfl<rree in Australia She joined the Pollards as violiniste and conductor and for a great manv years travelled with the company.. It ■is twenty-seven' years ngo since Mi's Bodley retired from the frtapre, and-she wns re.rding in Roxburgh street. Khvber Pass, Auckland, when she died of .heart seizure on Saturday morriine last, atred 51. She leaves <v husband and four children. •

Ipriends .and supporters of the Melanesian Mission are advised that the mission steamer Southern Cross will make her second voyage*to the Islands as usual" this year.. The vessel is due to arrive in Auckland shortly, and l will leave again on her return to the Mission early in September,- thus affording an opportunity of sending .CJitistmas i and other comforts to missionaries from sympathisers, as is customary at this time. Gifts of medical comforts of all kinds, including wines and tonics,, patent foodstuffs, tinned meats and fruit, jnui, tea, coffee, sauces, pickles, etc., are always much appreciated; ■while stationery modern books (both theological and fiction), "Weekly Press" (current issues), magazines, illustrated papers, school requisites, old linen, towels, pieces of calico, print arid cretonne, haberdashery, tobacco in airtight tins, fishing lines and hooks, games arid sporting material /are also ■of great value. The packings of the boxes will be in operation on "August 15th, so that contributiSns, both in kind and money, should reach the office, 106 Gloucester street, Christcliureh, not later than Tuesday, August 12th. At a fashionable wedding in Christchurch.tho other day the-bride's goingaway furs included u full-leugth Electric Seal, with real Beaver Collar, which had been purchased from Ma-lame Menere, porner Cashel and Colombo streets (upstairs) for only 46 guineas. Madame Alenere is also offering a few full-length Musquash Coats at only 22 guineas. M 6512-5595 Samples of Ladies' High-Grade Shoes made in England to latest designs in fashionable Suede and Kid Leathers, at one price 22s 6d. See windows.' H.- P ANN ELL AND 00., 105 Manchester street. 'Phone 694 P8506-4032 BACHELORS* BALL AT ALFORD FOREST. The bachelors of Alford Forest held their t first annual ball in the school oc Wednesday night. There was a very large attendance, including visitors from all parts of the district, and also from Methyon and Ashburfcon. The hall was tastefully decorated with streamers of green and gold and Japanese lanterns, ■■ greenery, and mistletoe. During the evening a number, of novelty dances were held including Cinderella waltz, flower waltz, and excuseme waltz. The music was supplied by Mr L. Allred, of Methven, and was of the-main factors ir. making the dance such a success. Extras ■ woto played by • Messrs Chapman Bros. The duties of secretary were undertaken by Mr Jack Chapman, while. Mr C. King carried out the duties of M.C. in a very efficient manner. Taken all in all, the first bachelors'ball at Alford Forest was a great success, and the next will be eagerly looked forward to. Among those present the following were noticeable: —•

Jffisa W. Chapman, who wore a pretty dress of bine velvet; Miss E.' Grieves,- salmon jersey silk; Mrs King, pink satin; Mrs Stewart, black jersey silk; Mrs C. Grieves, jersey eilk, radium lacfe Mrs J?.' Chapman, black crepe de chine j Miss Morgan, cornflower georgette; Mrs C. Green, black crepe de chine; Morgan, bine satin; Miss K. Chapman, green crepe de chine; Miss T. Green, pint satin; Miss P. Grieves, champagne Jersey eilk: Mrs W.* Hood, cream silk; . Miss Armagh, blue ailk; Mrs L. Hicks, Jan., powder blue satin; Mrs. L. Hicks, sen., navy marocain; Miss V. Sutton, rose crepe de chine; Mrs Bevelly, pink crepa de chine; Mrs A. Smith, white georgette; Mrs Carney, royal blue; Miss B. Alexander, ' pale green satin over white georgette; Miss W.- Alexander, shell pink sHk; Miss B. Boucher, red silk; Miss F. Boucher, - white voile; Miss D. Kilworth, shell pink silk; Mrs J. Hanner, blue satin; Mrs. Hood, pale Eink crepe de. chine; Mrs Donohue, electric lne panne velvet; Miss M. Green, .pink silk;. Misa A. Grieve, white voile; Misa M. Hunter (Greenpark)j black georgette, emerald trimming; Miss. E. Holfrey, green vol* Miss A. Ellen,-jade velvet relieved' ' with ostrich trimming and frosted rose; Mrs J. Crawford, black jersey silk; Wtw Sullivan,

An assistant in a Wanganai batcher's shop, while catting np meat,, from the shoulder-blade of a three-year-old bollock, discovered the tip of a horn embedded in the flesh alongside the bone. The animal had evidently been horned as a calf. The piece of horn bore a clean, shiny appearance.

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A very pleasant party was given by Mrs W. W. Foster, "Seaview," in honour of her little daughter Barbara, who celebrated her fifth birthday. At tea-time little Barbara lit five candles on her cake, which she helped to cnt. Merry games were played in the draw-ng-room, and greatly, enjoyed were the nursery rhymes on the gramophone.. Among the little guests were Betty, Peggy, and Jackie Brand, Colin and Barbara Foster, Maudie Patterson, Elsie Browne, Leslie Corbett, M. Hart, and George Wilcox.

WEDDING IN LONDON. NEW ZEALAND BRIDE. (FBOM OUB OWH coßXESFonnrr.) LONDON, June 6. Yesterday the wedding took place at St. Pancras Church of Harold Stuart Day and Laura Abbott Bruce Jones, daughter of Mr J. Wood Jones, formerly of Christchurch and Sumner, and of Alfieri House, Northwood, Hanley, Staffs. Owing to the recent death of the bride's mother, the ceremony was. a quiet one, and only a few intimate friends were present. The service was performed by the Rev. Prebendary E. L. Metcalfe, vicar and rural dean of St. Pancras. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a very graceful dress of Nottingham lace, in plicate cream, made on a foundation of the palest pink georgette. Its sole ornament was a pale pink water-lily, placed low at the left side of the skirt. The sleeves were, wide and flowing, and were banded at the wrist with silk. The bridal headdress was a Dutch cap of lace, over it being arranged a simple tulle veil attached by a narrow wreath of orange flowers. Sweet peas of pale pink and heliotrope formed the bridal bouquet. Miss Walker, M.A., B.Sc., was in attendance, and Mr Arthur Pedley was the best man. A reception followed, held at the Gwalior Hotel, the New Zealand guests preseht including: Lady Baynham, Mr F. Barkas, Dr. Mary Barkas, and Mr J. E. Stevens (Sumner). The honeymoon is being spent on a tour by motor-car of Devonshire and Cornwall. I

In August, Mr Wood Jones will leave ] for New, Zealand on a six-months' trip, and the bride and bridegroom will, dur- , ing his,absence, live at Alfieri House, Northwood, Hanley. His marriage gifts to his daughter included a handsome dowry and a mink coat. It is interesting to note that at one time the bride had rather a fancy for the stage. She acted as juvenile lead with Miss Violet Vanbrugh, at the Globe Tiheatre, as well as at the Court Theatre, and in 1919 she was touring with the company which was performing "Trimmed in Scarlet." Since then, however, she has given ..up the theatrical profession. The and bridegroom are second cousins. SPINSTERS' BALL AT MARSHLAND. The spinsters ball, which was held in the Marshlams Hall, proved a most successful funwion.' ' Thie hall' was decorated with vlrious coloured streamers, and with thaaddition of the beautiful dresses of tie ladies, made a gay scene. An energetic committee left nothing undone inltheir efforts to make the evening the success it proved to. be- Johnson's Jafe Band, from Kaiapoi, ;Bupplied"*the Asic, and the duties of M.O. were capably carried out by Mr A. Free; Am&gst those present were:— 1 Misses L BolosH, wto wore black radium' lao« and tafieya; 'i'. S.hffllick, ceiise and feO.d Elib'tißatin" antl rad.umE.ace; J. Thomaon, cream marocain; M. deep eky taiieta and gOid tiesae panels; J*. McMillan, _ white marocain; D. Boloeki, iMuve marocain and silver ornaments; G-. wlfeon, green panne velvet and' silver trimmiigs; Mesdamea G. Chisnall, navy taffeta; *}. B. HcMillan, blue silk ax d gold gird'.el S. Marsh, kingfisher b'.aa eatin; R Myers, biown satin; J. Wiikinßon, naVy crepe de chine and gold beads; H. Free, kingfisherlblue with si.ver fliwers; Mooney, French gfcy gabardine; C. Stratford, b:ue crepe do thine and shantung eilk; C. Newman, bluji crepe de chine "with gold tiimmirigs; A. jfchimaneki, blue satin with overdress'of radian lace; Mi.°ses J. Wylie, grey crepe de chine and georgette;,!. HilsoA (Saltewattt Creek), navy Satin with geranium trimnfing; E. Ony J Ashley Bank), black art eillu D. Goode, peacock blue velvet; M. Teripleton, lemon satin heavi'jr beaded; A. Yagoizinski, rose j pink maroccin; E. Donald, almjmd green silk with sequins; L. Robertson, slmond green• tyfiela; W. 'Solemn (Kaiapoi)f grey satin; . R. Taverndale (Kciap-i), vierirose eatin; B. Forsytho (Morven), shot satint N. Templeton, lemon marocain; M. Miller,uemon crepe do chine; G-. "Alexander, rose Win; E. i Oomyns, pink crepe de chine ;V L. Lamp-| low, - blue satin with white radhih lace; M. j Pnwler, blue shot taffpta; L. Johison, black ewirgftte heav'iy beaded; B. Wrtht (Kaiapoi), apricot merv with silver ov&kirt; D. Talkit, black satin and net; Al ; Boloaki, velvet; P. Dunick, pink Win; A. Ovniuk CLofston), black taffeta; t Arnst, almond grdeh ratin with rosebud tifemings; 0 Bates, apple green georgette; ttTCook-Hi-in, «f<;en panne valvet; D. Woodwfe, shell pfi.k trarocain; A. Woodward, blm marocuir. corddd; G. K'esanowski, powdrr b'ue gooTgette; D. Shavliek, jade grefa shot satin r V. Aitken (Papanui), lemon safin; E. Schimanski, green and silver shot safta; D. Harris, i-ink satin with lace bertheT N. Thompson, white crepe de chine; EiHaniittfi, peacock r b.'ue crepe de chine witlfrose trimmir.srs; I. Tyson, tomato satin wift gjlver trimmings; L. Hanrhan, bine ®ati»with silver trimmings; D. Kara, sapphirelblue *i'k; E. Mitten, orange silk, beaded! in orv«tal; D. Gray, black satin relieved fcith gold;- D. Myers, lemon satin; J. Wa|o n , j Drown velvet; T. Mitchell, peacock |i [ crepo de chine; Mesda-mes J. McDou&n, blick velvet with gold radium 'lace; Walson Vack taffeta with silver trimminW; J. Tibb-xld, pale blue satin; N. Swift, nfek crepe de chino with black trimming; Rft_ ,pTfs, brocaded silk; W. Harm, 1 blue radium lace over silk; Misses M. Wval block silk; T. McDougall, almond g~ea I tatin; M. Chapman, black crepe de chia j and radium lace; M. Ward, flame silk ant radium lace: and V. Harris (Avonside), lemon sUk and radium lace. 1

BALL AT DORIE. Never has the Ardamine hall .at Dorie been seen to better advantage than it was on Wednesday night, when the bachelors of Dorie held their annual ball. The scheme of decorations, carried out by. the bachelors themselves, in orange and green, were most effective. Greenery was employed on the walls, while streamers of the two colours were used overhead. Bound the lamp's hung festoons harmonising with the colour scheme. The stage • was transformed into.a model orange grove, with oranges appearing here and there, and comfortable seats for the nondancers. Visitors came in large num-. bers from Christchurch, Ashburton, Ea kaia, Chertsey, Pendarves, and the Mead. The floor had been well prepared, and was in first-class order. The best of music was supplied by Mr? Mitchell's orchestra from Ashburton, and extras were played by Misses Richards, K. McMillan, B. Stewart, and V. Fox. Mr M. F. Kingsbury made an efficient M.C., who saw that the dances followed each other in quick succession without undue delay. There were three novelty dances—a streamer waltz, flirtation waltz, and a lone-hand waltz. The prizes in this latter were won by Mr and Mrs Stanlake, of Rakaia. The bachelors were thorough in the work that was required, and this was seen nowhere better than in the supper-room, which was decorated with greenery, and the tables with rose-pink iaponica in tall crystal vases. The'sit-down supper had been procured from Christchurch, and the bachelors • waited on their guests. During an interval Mr Jas. Lambie, on behalf of the guests, thanked the bachelors for the very enjoyable enving provided. He recognised that it was only by an immense amount of work that the function had been organised so successiuliy. Mr M. Kingsbury, the secretary of the committee, replied on behalf of the bachelors. The gathering broke up in the early hours with the singing of '' Auld Lang Syne." Among those present were:—Meedames Mciiiuan, wearing b.uck crepe de cuine, with gOid bead trimming; , .Uambie, blac* charmtuse; luminal, black crepe de chine; feargent, black silk; Harmon, biack satin; Alexander, black taffetas, wiih cerise trimmings; (iardmer, black ailk, trimmed with rose pink; Mcii-egney, b.ack crepe de chine with, go.d ro-ette; itichuids, lavender satin; itiuthera, grey satin; i'. Ironside, black marocain;' Wright, white satin, with panels of. radium lace; Kingsbury, brown ciepe | maxoc-in; Hyiand, b.ack siik; Stanlake, blue f charmeuse; A. Butler, brocaded satin; Johnston, pink crepe de chine; Misses Held, jade green velvet; Held, pink radium lace; Cates, b.ue georgette and radium lace in bouffant style; Ada Edgington, lavender satin; Edgington, wine and gold shot taffetas; Chapman, black silk, trimmed with sequins; Stewart, blue Bhot taffetas; E. Stewart saxe biue .ve.vet; Kingsbury, Mary blue taffetas; M. Shanks, rose pink crepe de chine; Rita Ironside, pink crepe de chine; A. Shanks, red panne velvet; K. Turnbull, black silk; Meta. Harrison, black silk, relieved with red; McMillan, jade green marocain; B. McMillan, lemon crepe de cmnt- with crystal beads; Broughton, flame fiatin, with grey georgette sleeves; Hnllidny, saxe blue velvet; Bruce pink taff-tas; Ballantyne, apricot silk, with radium lace; Fox, apricot shot taffetas; Lambie; lemon marocain; Richards, .kingfisher blue marocainE. Richards, gold satin marocain; L. Harrison, figured marocain, with rcse georgette sleeves; Eva Clark, blue crepe de chine, with radium lace; E. Blazey, grey panne velvet; Butler, go'd satin marocnin an J old la<«; Harrison, brocpded crppe de chine; Olive Richards, s°a-oreen taffetas; Grace Richards, fltime eatin; F. Harrison, kin»fipher blue Balin; Rankin, hrown silk, relieved with pink; Cttrrey, white voi'e; Sprott, grey 'voile; ■Walker, pink taffetai; Lucrs. rose ninon; Messrs '3), McMillan, Stxr"tt. Lamjie (3), Wright, Halliday, Rankin, StruthpTS. Harrison (5). Hamrtnn (2), Beard, X/ucftß Butler, Bmce. Wf>tts Baxter. B-nks (5), Shanlca. Stanlake,- Swuine, 'McKe<niey, Timings. Burns, McSweeriey, Pye, Henderson. F. Powell, G. Cam.

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WOMEN'S CORNER, Press, Volume LX, Issue 18134, 25 July 1924

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