The Lady Editor will lie pleased to receive for publication in the "Women's Corner" items of social or personal news. Such items shou d 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 Denshire and Misses Gladys and Dorothy Denshire (Fendalton) are leaving to-dav for Nelson, where they will spend the remainder of the winter. Miss Denshire will visit friends in North Canterbury. Mr and Mrs Thompson (England) are renting Mrs Denshire's house at Fendalton. Miss Agnes Macfarlane, who recently returned from England, is staying with her aunt, Mrs S. Macfarlane, Weka street, Fendalton. Miss Hope Pinckney ("Glenaray," Southland) is arriving in Christchurch to-day, and will be the guest of Mrs James Maling, Durham street north.
Mr and Mrs L. Wright and Mrs Ronald Orbell (Oamaru), who have been visiting Christchurch, motored home yestertiav.
Miss Margaret Reid (Dunedin) is the guest of Miss Barbara Gibson, Papanui road.
Miss Helen Fenwick (Dunedin). who has been visiting friends in Christchurch, returned to the south yesterday. Mr and Mrs Rands and Mrs B. J. Cadd arrived from the north by the ferry steamer yesterday morning. Miss Mary Bland, who has been staying with Mrs David Bates, Webb street, returned to Mt. Somers yesterday.
Miss Ethel Gebbie (Fendalton) is visiting Dunedin. where she will be the guest of Miss Norah Phillips. Mr and Mrs L. MacFarlane (Kaiwara) are staying at Warner's Hotel.
Mrs C. McKechnie, Miss K. Kilgour (Greymouth), and Mr and Mrs W. J. Preston (New South Wales) are guests at the United Service Hotel.
The engagement is announced of Phyllis Letitia, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. S. Kerr. "Balmoral, Colombo street, to Rex Frederick, second son of Mr and Mrs C. Wright, "Brenchley," Selwyn street. The following are the latest arrivals at the Hotel Federal:—Mr and airs H. E. Thomas (Timaru), Mr C. W. Smith (Auckland). Mr L. O. Bennett and Mrs and Miss Bennett (Auckland), Mr and Mrs R. J. Grav (Oamarn), Miss Gray, Mr A. W. Barnett (Morven), Mr P. R. Talbot (Timaru), and Mr J. Brown (Lowcliffe). The next meeting of the Home Economics Association will be held on Fridav evening, Julv 11th. at 7.30. in the Gas Company's new demonstration room, where a demonstration on cake making will he given by Miss Beck of the Chriatohtlrch Technical College.
InvitationpJjayp been issued bv the members of the staff of Messrs Pyue, Gould Guinness, Ltd.. for their eighth annual ball, to be held in the Winter Garden on Friday evening, August Ist.
THE ROYAL BAR. SOAP OF SUPER EXCELLENCE.^ Royal is : a scientifically blended laundry • arid : household'soiap. " F°J re " moving dirt it has no equal It is no pure that it will not injure the most deligate fabric or roughen the hands Until you've tried Royal you won't know what good soap really is. Ask your grocer for Royal. «
HEAVY MONTH OF FROSTS. June proved an exceptionally heavy month of frosts —and cold feet —as those people who haven't had the comfort of Uniqud Hot Water Bags will toll you. . An Unique Hot Water Bottle encourages sound, restful sleep. Ask your, dealer to show you an Unique. 6
For confirmation of the rumour. Miss Fashion obtains swift realisation when inspecting the beautiful selection of Furs which have just arrived at McGIBBON'S. 154 Armagh street These include choice pelts in Marmot. Sable, and many Fox varieties. N.B. —Our 'Phone 34-026. 3
Y.M.C.A. LADIES* AUXILIARY. The reception room at the Y.M.C.A.'s building was decorated with wattle blossom, daisies, stocks, and large bowls of native foliage yesterday afternoon, when at the invitation of the president (Mrs J. I. Royds) and members of the ladies auxiliary ot the Y.M.O.A. a large number ol trieuds and wellwiahera of the Association attended a pleasant "At Home " The guests were received and welcomed by Mrs Royds, and an enjoyable programme was contributed by Mcsdames Phillip, Le Brun, It. Voiler, A. E. G. Lyttle, J. Harnett (songs), and Miss Naare Hooper (recitations). Accompaniments were played by Miss Doris Webb. Mr W. Goss, a director of the Association, gave a snort address on the origin and work of the Y.M.C.A., whose sign the Triangle, typifies the threefold aim of the Association, the development of thie spirit, mind, and body. * It had been suggested, Mr Goss said, that the word "Christian ' be dropped from their title, but he hop 6" that that would never be done. Their work, he said, was Christ-like work, and the more Christ-liUe it was, the better was its effect in the community. The local branch, he said was fortunate in its staff, who realised and inculcated the Association's principle of Service. Mr Goss referred to the excellent work being done by the ' Big Brother Movement, and by the Boys Gordon Hall, in connexion with which the Parents' Association had been formed and was proving most successful Mr Goss aiwealed for the help of jth.n i*»di»»s. nnd pa'd a . tribute to the work done by members of the Ladies' Auxiliarv sinc« foundation stone of the present building was laid bv Mrs Cracroft Wilson. Since tim«* valuable work had been done by the past-presidents-. Mrs G. Chilton, and Mrs A. S. Adams, and by the nresent holder of "that office, Mrs Afternoon tea was then served bv Mrs Hoyds. •assisted bv the memnprs of the auvil'nrv-—Mrs S, •L. Partridge* YtreasurerV Mrs .T. TV Snrnnen <«eore+arv) Mesdnmes F H. (Handel. T >fchelor. T. Voller. A. Borrows Whvte. T). J. Sustin. S R "• K. Pheate. J. H. Martin. Misses E. Gresham, N. Borrie, and 0. Rogers.
MOTHER M. STE. ESPERANCE. At the Convent Chapel, Ferry road, yesterday morning, his Lordship Bishop M Brodie, assisted by the Rev. Father F. McMonagle* administrator ot the parish, gelebrated Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Mother M. Ste. Esperance. The beautiful music of the Requiem was impressively sung by a choir of priests. The ciergy present in the sanctuary were the iiev. Or. J. A. Kennedy (lieckenliam), Rev. Father Aiex. McDonald, ■S.M. (St. Mary s), Rev. Father T. Hanrahan (Riccarton), the Rev. Father A. burger, S.M. (Vice-Rector, St. JJede's college;, Rev. Father Madden (Mew Brighton), Kev. Father J. Hanrahan (Papanui), Rev. Fathers Browne and J. Quinn (Cathedral), Rev. Father D. Lorden (Kumara), Rev. Father J. Fmnerty (fiokitika), Rev. Father F. L. Dignan, S.M. (St. Mary's), Rev. Father G. Tiernan (missionary, JSortii China), Rev Father J. Holohan (lireymouth), ltev. gathers T. (Jloary, S.M., and Maurice Dowling, S.M. (St. Bede's College), Rev. Father McKeown and the Rev. Father Gordon Daly (Addington), and Rev. Father J. Kilgour (Rangiora). _ At the conclusion of the Mass, Bishop Brodie, addressing the crowded congregation, said: "We are assembled here to carry out the sacred admonition of our Jioly t aith 'lt is a holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead.' " The deceased religious, for whose eternal rest the sacrifice of the Mass had been offered, had, he said, truly left all things to follow her Divine Spouse. i<iity-six years ago, consecrating her life to God, she had sought admittance to the Institute of the Sisters of the Mission in France, and fifty-three years ago her solemn profession had taken place. Later, almost in the pioneering days of the Sisters in New Zealand, she had left her beloved native land and embarked on a long voyage to an unknown country, where she had laboured ever since, teaching in the various Mission Convents in the Dominion. For 56 years this noble and generous soul had faithfully persevered in her life of sacrifice and he prayed that her reward would be a hundred fold. As in the early days of the Church, the blood of martyrs was the seed ot Christians, so, to-day, the death of a religious was the seed of vocations* and he hoped that many young people would be granted the blessing of a vocation and emulate the sacred purpose of the deceased religious m spreading the Holy Faith. "May Eternal rest be granted .unto her and to all the souls of the faithful departed.'' concluded Bishop Brodie. The coffin was then carried by six Sisters to the gate of the Convent grounds and placed in the waiting hearse and the funeral then left for the Linwood Cemetery, where the burial took place.
WEDDINGS. ORTON—HALLETT A pretty evening wedding was quietly solemnised recently at St. Luke's Church, when Catherine, third daughter of Mr and Mrs G. Hallett, of Palmerston North, was married to Reginald Hunter, eldest son of Mrs and the late Mr Malcolm Orton, of Timaru. The Rev. Mr Dent officiated. The bride, who was escorted by her uncle, Mr William Malloch, wore a picturesque model frock of pink radium lace, with overdress of silk net relieved, with bands of salmon satin. Her' cream veil was embroidered-ifa pink, and she carried a bouquet of pale pink chrysanthemums and maidenhair. 1 The b-ridesriiaid, Miss M. -Hallett, of Palmerston North, wore an anklelength frock of pink celanese taffeta with a large bow and diamente buckle, and a close-fitting pink felt hat. She carried a bouquet of pink antirrnmurns and maidenhair. Mr William Fiddler, of Swannanoa, was best man. After the ceremony the bride s mother received about sixty guests at the "Cadena," where, after the customary toasts had been honoured, a happy evening was spent in dancing.
MINCHIN GTON —PL ASKETT. The marriage took place recently at St John's Church, Rangiora, of Marjorie Elisabeth, only daughter of Mr S V. Plaskett, of Fernside, to Air W. 12. C. Minchington, eldest son of Mr und Mrs 1!'. Ainichuigton, also of Dernaide. I'ho Rev. J. F. Feron officiated, and Miss N. Bailey was organist. Itie otiurch was decorated wixh diryflanthemums and daisies by Miss- Jv. Dickhoff. . , The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a French model anklelength gown of georgette and lace, and a tulle veil and wreath of orange blossom. She carried a charming bouquet jf chrysanthemums, hot-house flowers, and maidenhair fern. _ The bridesmaids were Miss Lrtly Chambers and Miss Marjory Mauger. both of Christchurch. I'he former wore a frock of lemon georgette and lace and a lemon leiC'hai She cuiried a bouquet of lemon hot-house towers and maidenhair fern. Miss Mauger ivore a pmk frock and pink hat ana carried a bouquet of hot-house flowers uid maidenhair fern. Mr Reg. Minchington was his brother's best man, and' Mr Ron Minchington was groomsman. On leaving the church the bride ' was presented with three horse-shoes, each decorated with ivory ribbon and orange blossom, given by Lome Minchington. Nola Mauger, and Margus. Jones. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's father, Fernsida, where the bride's aunt, Miss Plaskett, received about one hundred relatives and friends. Miss Plaskett, aunt of the bride, wore a pretty claretcolourrd frock with Oriental trimmings, a stonemartin fur, and a felt hat to match her frock. She carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums, hothouse flowers, and maidenhair fern Mrs Minchington, mother of the bridegroom, wore a smart frock of navy blue crepn de chine, with fawn trimmings. and a navy hat. She carried a prettv bouquet. When Mr and Mrs W. E. C. Minchington left by car on their wedding tour in the North Island, the bride was >vearing a handsome frock of lawn satin and felt hat to match. She carried an aople preen face-cloth coat with brown fur collar and cuffs.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. Mrs F. J. , Rolleston (Le Cren's terrace) has left on a visit to Wellington. Mr and. Mrs H. E. Wright (Mayfield) have arrived, to spend a few days at their home in Craigie street. Mr and Mrs J. P. K. Jamieson, "Kinnoull," Tyeho. have returned from Christchurch. Miss June EJatchelor (Dunedin), who was the guest , of Mrs Herbert Elworthy, Craigmore, returned home vesterday. . .>. : . ... Recent arrivals at the Dominion Hotel include. Messrs C. E. Trippner (Christchurch), and H. Wilson (Dunedin). .' Passengers, to the Hermitage yesterday weve Misses K. Standsge, and Mr T. Smith (the Chateau, Tongariro).