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WOMEN IN PRINT.

The wedding took place at St. Paul's Pro-Cathedi'al yesterday afternoon of Colonel Thomas Duncan M'Gregov Stout, D.5.0., New Zealand Medical Corps, third son of the Chief Justice (Sir Robert Stout) and Lady Stout, to Miss Agnes Isabel Pearee, M.8.E., younger daughI ter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Pearce, of Heretaunga. Bishop Spyotfc performed the wedding ceremony, assisted by Yen. Archdeacon Johnson, and Mr. E. Parker presided at the organ. The bridal gown was of white erepe-de-ehine over silver embroidered "georgette, the.corsage trimmed with beautiful lace. A. long train of ivory brocade fell in graceful folds, and the handsome tulle veil, one worn by many previous brides, was fastened . with a wreath of orange blossoms. The only ornament was a necklace of pearls, the gift of her father, and the bride carried a bouquet of deep cream and palest pink flowers and maidenhair fern. There were no bridesmaids, the only attendants boing two small nephews, Shirley and Nat- Hodson, wearing cream suits. Major Robert Stout, New Zealand Medical Corps, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. After the cerSnonv the guests, chiefly relatives and intimate friends, were entertained by Mr. and Mre. Pearce at tho residence of Mr, and Mrs. Hodson (the bride's sister). The rooms were charmingly decorated with vari-coloured flowers from Mrs.' Pearce's garden at Heretaunga. A marquee was erected on the lawn, and here refreshments were served. The health oj Colonel and Mrs. Stout was proposed 'by Sir Francis-Bell. Mrs. ''Pearce, who welcomed the gueste. woro a handsome dress of line black embroidered net over white silk, with a. long panel of black crepe-de-clime falling straitly from the back of the shoulders to the hem,of the skirt. A. touch'of colour was given by a, wide amethyst waistbelt, and her black'hat was wreathed with black feathers Lady Stout wore a softly-toned, frock of violet charmeuse, draped with mauve georgette, embroider^ ed,with a scroll .pattern of the same shade of violet, and a violet hat wreathed with ,wliit« ostrich feathers. Her collar and cuffs were of handsome old point lace. She ivlao wore a white ostrich feather boa, and carried a bouquet of crimson roses. Mrs. Hodson (sister of the bride) was wearing a frock of palest biscuit-coloured crepe-de-clime, with touches of sapphire blue on the corsage, and v wide swathed waistbelt of sapphire blue silk. Her Leghorn hat repeated the same shade of blue, and had a large palo pink rose in tho front. Among others present were Sir Robert Stout; Miss Logan, who was wearing a iloral voile frock, with a blue waistbelt, and Leghorn hat trimmed with pink roses and blue ribbon; "Mr. and .Mrs. C. Pearce, the Jatter in nattier blue charmeuse, draped with georgette, and a Leghorn hat trimmed with rosca ; and touches of blue, ( Mrs; W Pearce, in a bkcuit-coloured frock patterned with bine, and hat repeating the same torie of blue; Mrs. H. Crawford (aunt of the bride), draped frock of carnation-red crepe-de-chine, and, black feathered hat; Miss Holmes, Mrs. Wilford. Misa M'Grogor, Mrs. F Pearce, Mrs. Goring Johnston. Mrs. Johnston (Highden), Sir .Francis, and Lady Bell and Miss Bell. Colonel' Wylie, New Zealand Medical Corps, and Mre. Wylie (Trentham), Sir John and Lady Ftndlay, Mr: and Mrs! David Collins (Martinborough), Mr and Mrs, James Holms, the Bishop of Wellington and Mrs. Sprott, Mr. and Mrs. I Crawford. Mrs. and Miss Brandon and I Captain Brandon, Mr. and Mrs. Colin Holmes, Miss Wilford. the Misses Sybil and Madge M'Gregor, Mr W Pearee, Mrs. Mathew Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. Ewen and Miss. Ewen, Mr. and Mrs. M'Loan, Miss Willis, Dr. Marchant,. Miss Helen Pearce,, Mr. and Mrs. G. Pearce, Mr C. Pearce, Miss Didsbury, Mrs. Sh.ind, Mrs. W. Mackenzie, Archdeacon Johnson and Mrs. Johnson, Captain and Mrs. Wilford. Miss Coates, Mrs. L. Blundell, and Mrs. Noel Nelson. Later, Colonel and Mrs. Stout left on their honeymoon, the bride wearing a costume of soft dove groy, braided to match, and Mack and grey hat. . They will reside at. Trentham,, where they have taken Mrs. Hope-Lewis's house. A great many beautiful presents were received from friends all over New Zealand, and also from those who had been' associated with the bride or bridegroom when on service. Gifts were received from Colonel Stout, three O.C 's on active service, General M'Gavin, Colonels Acland and Wylie, as welfas individual members of the different staffs. A silver-mounted calendar and clock were presented from the Matron and Sisters of the No 1 Stationary and Brockenhurst Hospitals, who are now at Trentham; also a silver, inkstand from the medical officers at Trentham. Lady Stout presented a large canteen of solid silver and cutlery, anw Sir Robert a substantial cheque. The bridegroom's present to the bride was an ivory-mount-ed toilet set. Both bridegroom and bride have a long record of services in the war Colonel Stout was one of the first to volunteer, and went to Samoa., He returned, and.left again for overseas, and was' on the staff of the No 1 New Zea-. land Stationary Hospital, and served in Egypt, Salonika, and France, and afterwards at the New Zealand Hospital at Brockenhurst.. He was on the. hospital ship Msrquette when that vessel was torpedoed. The bride left Wellington about four years ago to do war work in England, and served as a V.A.D. in the kitchen at vValton.-on-Thameo Hospital. ■Later she went to Brockenhurst, where she was an ambulance driver. She remained with that hospital until its demobilisation, and waa the last of the original band of New Zealand workers to leave. ...

The wedding took place in Knox Church, Masterton, on Wednesday, of Miss Hazel Pilcher. of Lower Hutt, to Mr._ James M'Kay, third son of Mrs: J. M'Kay, one of Masterton's early settlers. The Rev. G. T. Brown, performed the ceremony, Mr. V. Pointon (cousin of the bride) giving her away. Miss C: Al'Kay was bridesmaid, and Mr. George M'Ka'y the best man:

The engagement is announced of Miss Mary Kjiigdon, second daughter of ■Mrs. E. J. Kingdon. Lower Hutt, to''Captain G. F \erex. N.Z.S.G., second son of Mr. G. M. Yerex. of Tauranga.

tv1?? ? n£? r! t"18 o£ fcli° Wellington District, W.C.T.U was held on Thursday; in the Constable-street Rooms, when Mrs. Wright presided. Mrs. Webb (secretary) read the report of the year's work, which included reports from the Central, Lower Hutt, and Petone branch unions, and also the following departments- Good citizenship, notable days, flower mission, cradle roll, evangelistic press, and the V branch (yournr people)! Mrs. Evans, M.A. (corresponding secretary) reported the number of letters resolutions, and circulars written Mrs Boxall (treasurer) read the balance-sheet, which showod a small credit balance. The membership of the union is 121, with 9 honorary members. The Rev W. Shim- (treasurer ol the building fund) read the report and balance-sheet, which was very encouraging. Mr Shirer was thanked and unanimously re-elected. Arrangements were made in connection with the woi-k to be done on polling day The following officers were elected: — President,. Mrs Wright; recording secretary,, Mrs. Webb; corresponding .secretory* Mrs. Moody ; and treasurer, MrsBoxall; : ■

Ca-ptain and Mrs, Noel Pharazyn are visiting Napier.

Mrs. T. H. Lowryhas gone to Aus^ tralia, and leaves with Mr. Lowry fa" England early nest year.

Colonel Robert Logan, late Administrator of Samoa, and Mrs. Logan, have left for London.

Miss Alison Grant, daughter of Mrs. C. M. Grant, of Hobson-street, is expected back from Sydney next week. She has been attending the Art School there, and won Royal Academy honours in drawing.

The Hon. Mrs. Tahu Rhodes is the guest of her sister-in-law, Mrs. G. Hutton, Bangor, while Captain Tahu Rhodes is absent with the Vice-Regal party on the West Coast. The Hon. Eileen Plunket is also staying with Mrs. Hutton.

The Australian delegates to tho recent Y.W.C.A. Convention in Auckland, who return to Australia by the Riverina' to-day, were entertained, at afternoon tea yesterday at tlie Wellington Y.W. C.A. They were welcomed by Mrs. M'Clay. president, and later the i party went on a tour of inspection of the local hostels. They expressed satisfaction at the scope and successful working-of the movement here.

A social gathering took place in St. John's Schoolroom this week for the purpose of saying good-bye to Airs. Gibb, who ie shortly leaving on a visit to Scotland. In spite of the stormy weather there was a good attendance of ladies, and a very enjoyable time was spent. During the afternoon Mrs. Gill, on behalf of the Women's Association of St. John's Church, presented Mrs. Gibb with an attache case and * writing case, and wished her a pleasant trip and safe return. Songs were contributed by Mesdames Kerry and Flockton, and Misses Steel and Allan ; and Miss T. Allan gave a much appreciated recitation. Mre. Whiteman accompanied the songs, and afternoon tea was provided by members of the Women'f Association.

Th© girls of Form Ilia at Wellington College recently held a successful sale of work, and with, the money purchased two handsome pictures. These they have donated to the Y.W.G.A., and the gift has been much appreciated by thoEe in charge and by the girls who arc members of the institution. The pictures liave been hung in the Jounge at the Y.W.C.A. in Herbert-street, where they are generally admired

The following committee has been elected at Khandailah for the purpose of re-organising the Womenk National Reserve Branch Mrs. Hamilton, president; Mrs. J. D. Smith, secretary; Mrs., Patterson, assistant secretary; members of committee, Mesdames Leed, A. Gibbons, B. Gibbons,"and the Misses Page ■and Harkness.

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Friend and family leave by the Riverina to-day for an extended trip to England and the Continent.

The marriage took place at Cambridgeterrage Congregational Church recently of Miss Annie Maria Cattell, CJapham Park, England, and' Mr Charles Ernest Smith, of Portland. U.S.A. The bride, who was given a-way by her brother-in-law, Mr. C. Pettkt, wore a silk crepe de chine frock delightfully embroidered. The veil was worn cap fashion with a spray of orange bloseom. Her bouquet was of roses, lilies, and maidenhair fern. Miss Irene Hermans, niece of the bride, was bridesmaid, and wore a charming frock of buttercup crepe de chine with mole cap and veil; she carried a.basket of roses tied with ribbons to'match. Mr W Hermans was test man. The reception was held at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs Hermans, Newtown, after which the bride and bridegroom left for their future home. Tho Rev. A; Hunt officiated at the wedding ceremony.

Sir Henry Evelyn W00d,,V.C., FieldMarshaj ot England and Constable of tho Tower of London since 1911, was the fifth son o! Sir John Page Wood, Bart., of Hatherly House, Co. Gloucester: He was educated at Eton and Oxford and was a barrister of the Middle Temple.. His naval and. military career is well known; also the deed that won for him the coveted Victoria Cross. He was married in 1867 to the Hon. Mary Pauline Anne Southwell, sister of Viacount Southwell. of Southwell. Sir Evelyn Wood has several relatives in the colonies, Mrs. Whitbroad-Edwards, of Karori, being a cousin. Major Evelyn Fitz-Gerald Michell Wood, D.S.O. is the. heir

Lady Hardwiclce represented New Zealand ladies ut a very pleasant and interesting gathering last week (writes a London correspondent on 18th September), when the Duchess of Norfolk was the recipient of a very interesting memento. The committee and members of the Royal Club for Overseas Ladies presented her with a beautiful writing set of shagreen and silver. This gift is a tokeu of gratitude for her having so generously lent Norfolk House since the spring of last year- During this comparatively short period over 3000 ladies have visited the club, and it has been highly appreciated by the many relatives of Dominion officers and war workers who found themselves at a, loose end in London. The present*-, tion took place in the drawingroom. at Norfolk. House, which was crowded by members, nurses, and others, including the Countess of Jersey. Speeches were given by Lord Morris, the late Premier of Newfoundland; General Sir Henry *Lukin, representing South Africa; Sir Frederick Young, tlio late Agent-General ior South Australia; and Lady Drtiminond, on behalf of the Canadian Bed Cross. It is understood that although the club in its present guise clos«d yesterday, it will I'eopon in November, .when' tho duchess will again lend her historic town house.

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WOMEN IN PRINT., Evening Post, Volume XCVIII, Issue 135, 5 December 1919

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