THE SOCIAL SPHERE
A wedding of considerable interest to numerous friends took place on a recent a ate at St. George's Ohnrch, Thames. The happy conple were Mr William Towers, of Paeroa, and Miss Louisa May Stevens, for some years assistant teacher at the Wakirongomai school, and daughter of Mr Stevens of Waihi. The ceremony was performed by the Rev, W. H. Wilson of Paeroa, assisted by the Key. Dr-. O'Callagban; The bride was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr E. Morrison, and was attended by two bridesmaids, Misses Elsie Stevens and Lilian Towers, each of whom was presented by the bridegroom with a pretty gold brooch as a memento of the happy event. Messrs W. Stevens and E. Towers attended the bridegroom. After the wedding breakfast, which was served at the residence of Mr and Mrs Morrison, the happy couple departed amidst showera of rice and good wishes to spend their honeymoon at Rotorua.
Mr and Mrs Grierson, of Dnnedin, parents of Mrs H. E. Bloomfield of Auckland, are leaving Dunedin in order to take up their residence in Auckland. Mr Grierson has for a number of years acted aB manager of the Union Bank, Dnnedin, and now retires from the service on a pension.
The first wedding celebrated at Komata took place on Tuesday, June 7th, when the Eev. W. H. Wilson, of Paeroa, united for better or worse Mr David Galvin, late of Komata, to Miss Alice Berg, eldest daughter of Mr J. Berg, of Komata. The ceremony took place at the residence of Mr and Mrs Berg, where a large outer room had been specially arranged and decorated. The bride was given away by her father, and looked exceedingly well in a pretty bridal dress of whKe silk and the customary wreath and veil. After the wedding breakfast, another interesting ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr Wilson, who conducted the first baptismal service in the district. The ceremony took place in the Bame room, when the sacrament of baptism was administered to nine Maori children from one fro two years of age. Mr Galvin, the bridegroom, acted as interpreter for the clergyman.
The engagement is announced of tie Earl of Seafield, eldest son of the Countess of Seafield, at present residing in Auckland, to Miss Townend, eldest daughter of Dr Townend of Christchurch.
Another very jolly and pleasant evening ■was spent on Tuesday by the members of the Ponsonby Progressive Euchre Club and their friends in the Ponsonby Hall. Mrs Newell and Miss H. Bastard were the hostesses for the evening, and, with the other members of the committee, supervised the sapper arrangements. Twentyfive tables were filled, and the game resulted in Mrs W. J. Rees taking first lady's prize and Mrs Smith second. Three gentlerden tied for top place, and after, playing 'off, Mr C. H. Jones took first prize and Mr F. Ballin second. .Before t&e evening terminated eongs were very kindly rendered by Miss Crowther and Miss Morrin, and Messrs Foster and Hiekson. Miss Webb played, and alao accompanied meet of the singers.
A pretty wedding, which occasioned much interest amongst numerous friends, was solemnised on a recent date at the residence of the bride's father, Matmgatapere. The contracting couple were Miss Alice Eoose and Mr Charles McCormick, of Ohaupo, Waibato'. The Eev. B. F. Eothwell, of Whangaijei, officiated in the presence of a large assemblage of friends. The bride wore an elegant costume of crenie silk lustre trimmed with cretne satin and chiffon, and the usual wreath and veil. Miss Jessie Roose and Miss Ma*y McCormick acted as bridesmaids, and wore pretty pale bine dresses. Mr W. McCormick officiated as best man. The bridal party were afterwards entertained by the parents of the bride at asnmptuous wedding breakfast, after which the happy couple departed for their honeymoon trip, carrying with them the best wishes of numerous friends for future happiness and prosperity.
The popularity of the Maritana Social Club, was again- attested on (Wednesday evening last, when 70 couples assembled at St. George's Hall. Marriage's band supplied the music. The M.C.'s were Messrs Annett, Barneß and Urquhart. Extras were played by Mrs Williamson, Miss Lind and Mr. Meredith. Appended iB a liot of dresses as worn by the ladies.: Miss Coates, handsome evening costnme of. creme cashmere with old gold trimmings ; Miss Annett, dainty, costnme of white hailstone muslin; Miss S. Cameron, pretty navy blue silk costume; Miss Rogers, pretty heliotrope blonse and black skirt ; Mrs W. Smith, blask costume relieved with tartan silk ribbon; Mrs Ward, creme nunsveiling blonse and brown skirt ; Miss Jouning, neat creme costume ; Miss Bunkett, pale blue blouse and black skirt; Mies Good, pretty fawn blonse with pale green trimmfeg, black skirt ; Miss Mack, black costume pate pink trimmings ; Mrs Bull, pale blue blouse, creme lace trimmings, black skirt ; Miss Dodd, pretty p ile blue costume with creme trimmings ; mcs Williamson, pretty blue blouse, black > kirt.
Miss Wood, pretty Trilby muslin blouse, black skirt ; Miss Jones, pretty fawn costume; Miss Byan, green csstnme; Miss Hetherington, blue costume ; Miss Hannigan, stylish heliotrope bodice, black skirt ; Miss Wright, black costume relieved with creme chiffon; Mra Davies, dovecoloured silk blonse, black skirt.
The employees of Messrs Abbott, Oram, and Co.'s, Wellington establishment met on a recent evening for the purpose of presenting Mr A. J. Abbott, on the occasion of his approaching marriage, with a handsome time-piece. Mr F. T. Ca lie, the accountant, made the presentation, and in a happy speech referred to the very pleasant relations which existed between the recipient and his fellow-employees. Mr Abbott feelingly responded, thanking the donors on behalf of the bride-elect, after which the health of the happy couple was drunk most enthusiastically.
Mr and Mrs Green, of Auckland, celebrated their golden wedding on Tuesday evening, Jane 14th, at the residence of their daughter, Mrs btonex, Mount Bobkill. A. Targe gathering of friends and members of the family assembled to participate in the evening's enjoyment with the happy couple, who were nnited in matrimony on June 14th, 1848. The aged couple are the parents of ten children, of whom only two survive There are eighteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. - Mr and Mra Green resided in Geelong, Victoria, ten years before taking up their residence in Auckland, in May, 1867. The evening was an exceedingly enjoyable one, dancing and music passing the time most pleasantly, while the old people enjoyed themselves looking on and talking over old times.
Here's an example of up-to-date hustling. Balph's Tanpiri Coal Mines Company people have only had possession of this mine for two months, and already they are in a position to fill orders for coal. The company starts operations with neanly four hundred shareholders, which is equivalent to at least that number of steady customers, besides which it has already booked large contracts for regular supplies. The ontput for the firsfe year alone will aggregate something like thirty thousand tons. The coal, a Bample of which we have seen, ia of firstclasß quality. We congratulate Messrs Ralph and Philips on the energy they have shown in getting operations in full swing.Loyers of poultry should not fail to visit the Suburban Poultry Fanciers' Club Show, to be heia in the Drill Hall on 30th Jnne and Ist and 2nd July. Record entries have been received, and the finest birds in the Australasian colonies will be on view-
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THE SOCIAL SPHERE\u000d\u000a\u000d\u000a, Observer, Volume XVIII, Issue 1017, 25 June 1898
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