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WOMEN IN PRINT.

TO CORRESPONDENTS,

All notices and descriptions of weddings sent to The Post for insertion in this" column must lio authenticated a-nd properly signed by responsible people, or they will not be published. Engagement "notices must be signed by th» parties concerned.

Dr. and Mrs. Arkle are the guests ol Sir John and Lady Findlay, at Day's Bay, and will leave for England hext week.

Mrs. Don, Dominion president of the W.C.T.U., is'visiting WellingtonMiss Dorothy Chaytor has been visiting friends at Bulls and . Palmerston North. ':

Miss D. Fitzherbert has returned to Palmerston after a visit to Wellington.

Miss England is paying a holiday visit to the country. . ■

Captain and Mrs. Hamilton have taken Mrs. Wallace's house in Halswellstreet during the absence of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace at Rotorua-.

Colonel'and Mrs. R-. J. Collins leftjor Auckland and Rotorua by the midday train to-day, and propose returning by way of, Napier at Easter' time.

Mrs. Hoi'nibrook is the'guest of Mrs. Doughty, Karaka, Bay. Mrs. Laughnan y has returned to the Lower Hutt from a visit South.

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny (Wajranvpa) are staying at the Midland Hotel.

Mi'gs. Martin (Maryborough) is staying r.i tho Hotel Cecil.

Mrs. M'Hugli, late of the Health Department, Auckland, has arrived in Wellington on transfer, and will undertake propaganda work in the interests of social hygiene. During- the war period, Mrs. M'Hugh was organiser and leader of tho Women's International Street Patrol in London, working under the auspices of the International Hospitals' league (military section).

The wedding took place recently at St. Peter's Church, Wellington, of Miss Barbara Bruoa, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Bruce, of Plimmerton, to Mr. Philip Samuel Bradey, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Bradey, of Pahautauui. The Rev. O. W. Soloman officiated. ' The bride, who was given, away by her father, wore a dainty gown of ivory satin and georgette with, pearl trimmings; her embroidered veil was worn in a mob-cap style, and banded with oTange blossom, and she carried a charming bouquet of roses and maidenhair fern with white satin' streamers. The bridesmaids were the Misses Pauline and, Constance Brace, sisters of' the bride, the former wearing, lavender crepe de chine with touches of maizai and black picture hat, and the latter maiza crepe de chine with, touches of lavender, also black pictnre hat. Both bridesmaids carried bouquets of sweetpeas. and maidenhair fern. Little Corns Bruce was flower-girl, and carried a posy of sweetpeas. Thei best man was Mr. Alfred Bradey, and the groomsman Mr. Douglas Bruce. The wedding march was played by Miss Dorothy Henderson, cousin of the b».ide. A reception was afterwards held at Scott's, and the usual/.toasts were honoured. Later Mr. and Mrs.. Bradey left for the Hot Lakes, the bride travelling in a powder blue coat frock with, hat to match and osprey trimming.

The Brooklyn Social Club held, another social, evening with a plain and faucy dress dance,'.and a waltzing competition, in Waldie's Hall. There were about 175 couples present, and the judges had a difficult task to determine the winners. For fancy dress, Miss I. Goddard was placed first, as "Spirit of France." Mr. Goodwin also took a first place as "Wounded Soldier." Miss G-. Nicol, "Powder Puff," was second, and Mr. G. Newson' was a second prize winner in girl's attire. Miss Oliver was third ,as a "Bonbon." The results of the waltzing competition were:— Miss Nicol and Mr. J. M'Ginnity, first; Miss Macfarlane and Mr. E. Drurmnond a good second. Mr. and Mrs. Lingard, with Mrs. Dustin, were the judges. At the cpnclusion of a most enjoyable evening a hearty vote of thanks was given to the judges. Mr. George Newson provided the music^ and Mrs. Doherty the extras. Mr. J. M'Ginnity and Mr. A. Randal were the M.C.'s.

A farewell social was tendered to the' Rev. S. and Mrs. Beckingham in the Vivian-street Baptist . School Hall on Tuesday evening. The chair was taken by Mr. C. Cathie, and there was a large attendance. Valedictory speeches were made by the Revs. Dr. Kennedy Elliott, W. S. Rollings, Dr. Catchpole, and Mr. T. H. Wilson, and the latter presented Mr. Beckingham with a cheque from' the congregation. Presentations were also jnade by the Chinese Mission and the Christian Covenanters' Confederacy. Mr. Beckingham suitably expressed his thanks for the gifte. During the evening musical items were rendered by Mrs. Hallam and Mr. Morshead.

Mrs. R. J. Seddon entertained at Ballantyne's tea-rooms in Christchurch a number of hei friends, many of whom are visitors to that city for Mr. 1. E. Y. Seddon's wedding. The decorations consisted of pale pink roses. Mrs. Seddon received her guests wearing a black charmeus'e braided costume and a black hat trimmed with a soft plume and a marabout cape. The guests included Mrs. W. S. Bean, Mrs. Frank Dyer, Mrs. Charles Morice, Lady Ward, Mrs. T. M. Wilford and her sister, 'Mrs. G. A. Fraer, Mrs.. J. C. Malfroy, Mrs. Bernard Ward-Wood, Mrs. Cyril Ward, Mrs. Jack M'Arthur, Mrs. Keith Garrick, the Misses Card (Featherston), Mrs. Irving Carney, Mrs. W. Watson, Mrs. J. F. Duncan, Miss Bean, Miss Dyer, and Miss Mary Knox Gilmer.' '•

A bridge party, which proved to be ■a great success was organised by Mrs. Peacock,' Mrs. Tennant, and Mrs. Camp.bell in aid of the Wellington Free Kindergarten. It was held in the Pioneer Club rooms last night. There were 19 tables, and, all present seemed to thoroughly enjoy the evening's play. A number was placed 'ir an envelope, and when all the games were over: the player whose score approached nearest to that number won the prize, which was a charming handbag made by Mrs. Peacock. Miss Wales Droved the lucky winner. Supper was handed round during the evening, the hostesses and a number of friends waiting on the players. The result should be a, nice little sum to augment the funds for the kindergartens for which purpose a campaign is_being-_ run just now, which is to culminate in a "street day" at the end of next week. ■ ;

The. death of Mrs. John Stratford, a pioneer resident of Wellington district, occurred suddenly at. Waipukurau on Tuesday morning.. Mrs. Stratford came to New Zealand from Somersetshire, England, with hei '•parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. G. Squires, in the year 1859. In 1873 sho married a son of the iato Mr. and Mrs. John Stratford, and for many years was farming in the Wairarapa district. Four of her sons voluntarily served in the Great War, and her second eldest aor was killed ut Baupaume. Sho is survived by four sona and four daughters, and eleven grandchildren.

The wedding of Mr. Thomas E. Y. Seddon, M.1., eldest surviving son of the late Right Hon. R. J. Seddon, and Mrs. Seddon, of "Eeclesdon," Golders Hill, Wellington, to Miss Beatrice. Wood, daughter of the late Mr. William Wood and Mrs. Wood, of Christchurch, has caused much interest throughout the Dominion. The ceremony took place yesterday" at St. Mary's Church, Merivale, when the Rev. Canon Bean (brither-in-law of . Mr. Seddon),- and -the Yen. Archdeacon Haggitt officiated. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. B. B. Wood, wore a charming gown of ivory georgette, inlet with filet lace over an under-dress of cream satin. Her veil, of old Honiton lace (an heirloom), was fastened, with sprays of orange blossom, and she carried a beautiful bouquet of cream roses. The bridesmaids were two small girls, Miss Mary Gilmer, daughter of Mrs. Knox Gilmer, of Wellington, and niece of the bridegroom, and Miss Maisie Andrae, the bride's niece. They were in dainty little petalled frocks of sky blue georgette, with underskirts of crsam crepe de chine frilled with lace. The waists were finished with loops of silver ribbon, which matched the wreaths of silver leaves which formed the headdresses. They carried Victorian posies of coloured flowers. .Mr.' Frank Wilding was the best man. After the ceremony a reception was held, by Mrs. Wood at her home, "Hadleigh," Spring-field-road, when a number Of guests were present. Mrs. Wood received^ wearing a gown of black souple satin draped ■with lace, and a black lace hat, and carried a bouquet of white and mauve flowers. ' Mrs. R. J. S,eddon, mother of the bridegroom, wore black satin with overdress of, net. and black hat with feathers. Misa Seddon* was in floral taffeta in hydrangea tone, and hat with mauve floVers, and carried a boucjuet of pink and mauve ; Mrs. Andrae,'sister cf the bride, wore grey crepe de chine hand-embroidered in royal blue, a large grey hat and white furs; Mrs. P. Dyer (sister of the bridegroom) was in black Spanish lace over with touches of silver tissue, and a black bat with drooping ostrich feather trimming. Amons; the guests Were Mrs. Bean, Mrs. Morice (sisters of the bridegroom!. Mrs. M'Andrew (Blenheim), Mr. F. Dyer and Miss Dyer, Dr. Morice and the Misses Morice,. Mrs. W. S. 'Bean. Mrs.. Walcot Wood, Mrs. Charles Wood, Mrs. Derisley Wood, Sir Joseph and Lady Ward, Mrs. Bernard Wood. Mrs. • * Peter Wood, Mr. and 'Mrs. T. M. Wilford, Mrs. 0. Brown. Miss Hall-Jones. Mr. and Mrs. r»onne, Mr. and Mrs. M'Villy. Mr. R. Loughnan (of Welllneton). Mrs;.. T.^ Tapughnnn (Hawkes Bay), Mrs. J. Lonehnan (Timßru), the Hon. .Toseph Grim?* mond and Mrs. Grjmmond, Hon. O. Fowlds and Mrs. FowMs (Auckland). Later in the afternoon, when the bride and Kririesroom left, for their Honeymoon, the brids travelled in a grey tweed costume and a blue ribbon bat.

The staff of the Union Bank gathered together in the banking chamber on Tuesday evening'to bid farewell to Miss Ruby Dobson, who hag been on the staff of that institution for the past six years, and who is shortly to be married to Mr. F. F. Heldt, of the Union Bank, Helensville. The accountant, in making Miss Dobson a presentation from the staff, of a case of cutlery, took the opportunity of wishing her every happiness. Several members of, the staff spoke, 'adding their good wishes, 1 and the proceeding concluded with the singing of "For She's a Jolly Good -Fellow.." As the weather yesterday was so uncertain,, the proposed 1 garden -aarty of the W.C.T.U, at the residence of the Me Mr. and Mrs. Denton was changed into a meeting and sdle at the V.M.C.A. rooms, Willis-street, which proved a welcome and efficient harbouring. " It was very regrettable, as Wellington people have so few opportunities of enjoying any of tin pretty old gardens which remain near the city.- However, the change was cheerfully made, and the V.M.C.A. authorities were helpful and kindly. Mrs. MacDbnald, of Perth, W.A':, gave a brief and thoughtful address on the progress of temperance work in her part of the world. She described the obstructions and difficulties which had been placed in the way pf Prohibition very vividly and interestingly. Mrs. MaeDonald also touched on the ill-suc-cess, so far as women are concerned, of the much-talked-of Bill which controls social hygiene in Western Australia." Mra. MaeDonald was listened to with much attention and heartily applauded. Mrs. Don, later, gave a brief address to those present on temperance lines, urging all members to work hard for Prohibition and caiqy it at the next poll. There was need for touch work,' she said, as they had not the same funds, and it would take all their energies, But she hoped they would all do their best. The present- entertainment was to assist the i funds and also to help towards a memorial headquarters hall, which they i hoped to build or purchase, which would j be a permanent home for the unions and their work. She mentioned that later on Dr. Mary Armour, of America, would be visiting New Zealand to speak on Prohibition and its results in her country. In America, she said, the Women's National Council, at its last conference, when representatives from all the States had met, representing eleven million women, had passed a. resolution (without one dissentient) approving of National Prohibition. During the afternoon a programme was given, of some pretty dances. by Miss_ Dewsb'erry's pupils, Mrs. Kennedy gave a song, and Miss James a recitation. Afternoon tea was handed round, Mrs. Remington being in charge, with a, number of helpers. A stall in charge of Mrs. Port and assistant did well with a sale of cakes and flowers, and the Jesuits should be very satisfactory. Mrs. Helyer acted a? doorkeeper, and Miss C. Kirk and Mrs. Clark (secretaries) assisted towards the success cf,the occasion.

The.marriage of Miss Ena Sharp, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sharp, of Hamilton (formerly, of Wellington), to Mr. Batters, of Christchurch, was celebrated at Hamilton. Mr. and Mrs. Butters have taken up their residence in Auckland. .

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WOMEN IN PRINT., Evening Post, Volume CIII, Issue 62, 16 March 1922

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