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His Excellency the Governor-General re- turned to Molbourne last Saturday, and her Excellency Lady Northcote left Sydney for tho southern capital on Monday last.
Lady Le Hunte and Lady Fanshawe, accom- panied by Miss Fairfax, visited the Royal Hospital for Women on Thursday afternoon. They inspected the wards, and spoke to many of tho patients, .and expressed themselves much pleased with all the arrangements.
Lady Fanshawo presided at a largcly-at teudod meeting yesterday afternoon, ynicn was held at Roslyn Hall, Darlinghurst, by kind permission of Mrs. Parry Long. Invi- tations had been Issued by Mrs. Dangar ana Mrs. Edmund Hayes, the object of the meet- ing being to hear an explanation o£ Laoy Fanshawo's scheme for extending tho J1801"1" ness of the District Nursing Association, ana to appoint a local committee for .he pur- pose of raising the sum of £120 a year, wllien moans an extra nurse for the association.
So little is known of the good work ocoe^y tho District Nursing Association that proo ably many of our readers will b« surprised to hear that during the past year tho tour nurses belonging to the association paid over 10,000 visits amongst the poor of Syinoy. These nurses wore provided for principally by the money raised at tho Cranbrook fetes. Their visits to the poor are such n. bless and a boon, it Is Lady Fanshawo's idea tnai each district should supply sufficient runas to support a nurse. A commlttco was forroeu yesterday afternoon, when Mrs. E. Hayeswas olectod president, Mrs. Dangar and Mrs. wai- ter Hall vice-presidents, and Miss Dangar bon. secretary. During tho afternoon bir James Grahnm, Rev. W. I. Carr-Smith, VT.oa
mac Wilkinson, and Rov. E. C. Beck, ann miss Jenkins addressed tho meeting. Amongst those prosont besides thoso already mentioned were Mrs. C. B. Stephen, Mrs. Close, Mrs. I'OS tor Rutledge, Mrs. Littlejohn, Miss Stephen, Mrs. Foreman, Mrs. Brady. Mrs. Trelawny, Mrs. Allson, Mrs. Christian, Mrs. Lenroyd, Mrs. Russell French, Mrs. Ranken, Mrs. Jonn Hay, Mrs. Sinclair Gilles, Miss M'Gahoy, Miss Milner Stephen, Mr. Gaden (bon. treasurer). Over £40 was promised in tho room. 1 ne visitors were subsequently entertained at af- ternoon tea by Mrs. Parry Long.
There was a largo and fashionable attend- ance at the dramatic ontertainmont given in St. James's Hall on Thursday evening, organ- ised by Miss Chrlstobcl Littlejohn, in aid of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, and tho sum of £40 was realised in old ol the fund. Amongst thoso present were Liou tenant-Colonel Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. Teeco and tho Misses Toece, tho Misses Dangar, Mrs. and Miss Burdekin, the Misses King, Miss Hny, tho Misses Stephen, Lady Miklouho Maclay, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Brunton, Mr. and Mrs. Marsdon, PMrs. H. Levy, Mrs. Weston. Mrs. Bedford, Miss Paige, and Miss McMillan. Tho performers woro nil enthusiastically applauded and re- ceived nianv floral tributes.
The Victoria Barracks presented quite a gay and animated appoaranco on Thursday afternoon, when a garden party in aid of the building fund of tho Royal Alexandra Hospi- tal for Children was hold. Tho entertain- ment was organised by Mrs. J. Lyster, Miss Lyster, and Miss C. M'Millan, and proved mo3t successful. The weather was perfect, and about 800 visitors were present, who spent u? pleasant timo watching tho "Musical
Ride" (which proved ono of the greatest attractions on tho programme). Tho regi- mental band played, and a concert and other amusements were provided. Tea was serv- ed in tents erected on tho lawn, and Colonel Stanley, Colonol Lyster, and tho'officers of the R.A.A. and their wives did their utmost to make tho entertainment a success. It was so, both financially and socially, and tho small fee for admission which was charged will form a welcomo contribution from tho Barracks, who aro working with tho Waver- ley and Bondi Auxiliary Branch. Amongst thoso present wero Brlgadlor-General and Mrs. Gordon, Colonol and Mrs. Lyster, Lady Fairfax and Miss Fairfax, Lady Barton and Miss Barton, Lady M'Millan and Miss M'MUlan, Mrs. M'Kellar, Mrs. W. Chisholm, Mr3. Hux tablo, Mr3. Thring, Mrs. Flood, Mrs. Hugh DIxson and Miss Dlxson, Mrs. A. Lee, Mr». R. Jenkins, MrB. Luscombo, Mrs. Ryrie, Mrs. Purves, Mrs. Fletcher and Miss Grace Flet- cher, Mrs. H. Mort, Captain Ruthven, Mrs. T. H. Kelly, Mrs. Grahame, Mrs. Trelawny, Mrs. Chadwick, Lady Miklouho Maclay, the Misses Robertson, Miss Barton, Miss Barbor, Mrs. and Miss Bauer, Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. and Miss Cox, Captain and Mrs. Woplcomba, Mrs. Farrell, and many military officers and others.
Tho brillant "Rod, White, and Bluo" fancy dress ball, which was hold in tho Town Hall by tho artists' of Syd- ney and the Woollahra Ladles' Aux- iliary on Monday ovonlng, has already boon fully noticed in our columns; but amongst the fancy sets, Mrs. R. Macklnnon's "Cornflpwor" group was Inadvertently omitted. The la- dles looked most picturesque in their blue dresses and powdered hair, with their crooks surmounted with cornflowers, or popples. Dr. Clubbo, Mr. Lister Lister, Mrs. Aronson, Miss Ethel Stephens, and Miss Amy Mowle receiv- ed the'VIce-rogal party. The excellent ar- rangements of tho procession, which formed one of the leading features of the ball wero undertaken by Mr3. Allan, who was assis- ted by Mr. L. Dobbin. Tho programmes wero presented lo tho committee by Mrs. A. Nathan. The promoters of the ball met with such generous support that a substantial sum was realised, and will shortly bo paid ovor
to the fund.
A most enjoyable children's party was given by Mrs. Harry Holdshlp at the A.B.C. rooms on Wednesday evening, whon sho entertain- ed about 250 guests. The ballroom was do coratcd with pink art muslin, and tho BUpper tables prettily arranged with sweet peas and narcissi. A card room was sot apart for the parents and chaperones, who cared to play bridge whilo the juvenile guests wero enjoying thomsolvcB by dancing. Amongst those present woro . Mrs. F. Mooro, Mrs. E. Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Forbes Angus, Mr. and Mrs. J. Allson, Mrs. Androw Blomfield and Miss Doris Blomfield, Miss Daisy Willis, Mr. and Mrs. F. Loaroyd, Mrs. S. Laidley,. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Brunton, Mr. and Mrs. H. Levy, Colonel and Mrs. Lnssotter, Miss Perclvalo Walker, Mrs. Rich, Mrs. Rabett, Mr. and Mrs. Salusbury, and Mr. A. F. Robinson, all of whom brought with them somo young people.
A successful drawing-room meeting to form n. branch of the District Nursing As- sociation for Waverley, Bondi, and Randwick, was hold by Mrs. W. Grahame, of Strathearn, Carrlngton-road, Waverley, on Tuesday af- ternoon, Juno 27. Lndy Fansliawo presid- ed, and between 00 and 70 ladies were pro sent, amongst whom wore Lady M'Millan, Lady Harris, Mrs. Barraclough, Mrs. R. B. Cameron, Mrs. Crouch, Mrs. Gibbs, Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. Ludlow, Miss Lamrock, Mrs. G. Kelllck, Mrs. Ewing, Mrs. J. K. Smyth, Mrs. R. Sands, Mr*. Bruce Burge, and Mrs. John Sands. Tho speakers included Mrs. Boguo Luffman, Mrs. Jenkins, Revs. J. Macau- lay, M.A., Rev. W. Charlton, and Dr. Wilkin- son. Several ladies handed in subscriptions to tho hon. treasurer (Mrs. J. Sands), and others took collecting cards. Mrs. Holmes handed in a cheque for over £8, the result of a dramatic entertainment given by herself and friends. The mooting closod with votes of thanks to Lady Fansliawo, for presiding, and also to Mrs. Grahame. Afternoon toa was served in tho dining-room.
Mr. and Miss Cook were "nt homo" at Frank- fort, Marrickville, on Fiiday, June 30, when they entertained a number of friends at a "black and white" sketch evening. The guests on arrival wero seated at small tables ranged round tho room, and wore .iskad to sketch their vis-a-vis. A quarter of an hour was allowed to complete tho sketches, and the cards vviiro then collected and placed in prominent positions, the guest3 being asked to guess whom the pictures represented. A souvenir was presented to tho most successful lady and gentleman. Considerable ingenuity was shown by the artists, and belli drawing and guessinc, occasioned much merriment.
Our London correspondent states that amongst those Australians who attended tho Court hold by their Majesties the King and Queen on May 20 was Miss Madeleine Clune, who was presented by the lion. Mrs. Lyttol
The Boys' Brigade ball will take place on Thursday, July 13, in the Padding- ton Town Hall, and is under the patronage of his Excellency tho Lleutenant-Govornor and Lady Darloy. On Friday, tho 14th inst, thero Is to be n juvenile party, In aid of tho Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, organised by the Waverley und Bondi Ladies' Auxiliary.
The annual ball and supper held under -the auspices of Richmond "D" Company, 3rd Re- giment Infantry, took place In the Richmond School of Arts on the 30th lilt, when tho attendance numbered about 120. The danoo proved a groat success. Sorgcaut-Biigler Tra- vers and Private Elliott acted as masters of
The Hospice Dance, hold at the Paddington Town Hall last Wednesday, proved a success about 400 dancers participating. The ball was decorated with admirablo effect, and the har- monious intermingling of a profusion of maiden-hair fern and roses gave to the sup- per-room an extremely attractive appearance. Among those present were the Lady Mayoress who were black satin and diamond orna- ments; Mrs. G. Lane Mullins, in ivory bro- cade and black chiffon guipure; Mrs. M. O'Gor man Hughes, cream satin and duchesse lace Mrs. M. Deery, black embossed silk net gown, and diamond ornaments; Miss Deery, ivory embroidered chiffon over cloth of silver; Mrs. W. J. Hickey, black brocade; Miss Hic- key, pink; Miss Mary Hickey, cream crepo-de-chene, with a touch of blue; Mrs. C. A. Muller, black net and point-de- rose bertha; Miss Hamburger, black Bilk; Miss Maud Johnson, lace over ivory satin; Miss Gwen Duffy, cream crepe-de chine and chiffon roses; Mrs. C. V. Fresh- man, blue, trimmed with Honiton lace; Miss Maclaren, eau-de-nil chiffon with lace; Miss Jean Maclaren, green satin; Miss Anderson, lace oven blue;
Miss Nellie Anderson, blue crepe; Mrs. Davis, pink chiffon; Miss M'Evoy, pink crepe-de-chine; Miss Kathleen Beach, white glace silk; Mrs. L. R. Wilson, black silk, and sequin net; Mrs. J. Deery,
handsome black sequin net; Miss Ethel Deery, ivory crepe-de-chene and silver bertha; Miss Alleen Murphy, dainty cream silk mus-
lin, with a touch of red; Mrs. M'Namee, black satin; Miss Faley, black chiffon nnd lace; Miss Ferris, pink glace; Mis3 Ethel Woolfo, pink cropo-de-cheno and roses; Miss Kelohar, cream chiffon and corsage bouquet of pink roses. Messrs Arthur Decry, Ti. and B. Stephens. W. Kirby, and J. Tracy acted as Ms.C. There were also present the Lord Mayor Dr. M. O'Gorman Hughes, Dr. G. Lane Mullins, Dr. C. A. Muller, Messrs. Foster Taylor, A. M'Elhone, Hamburger, W. Comans,
H. Isaacs, J. Liddell, W. Anderson, F. Deory,, V. Deory, N. Noll, and W. H. Drew. Among the debutantes was Miss Lily King. The committee included:-President, the Lady Mayoress, Mrs. Allon Taylor; vice-presidents, Mesdames M. Deery, W. F. Hickey, P. Kirby, C. A. Muller; hon. secretaries, Mira Maud Johnson and Miss Gwen. Duffy.
The St. Patrick's annual ball, which was hold at tho Paddington Town Hall last Tues- day, was vory successful, tho attendance num berlngvnearly 300. The ballroom and supper room were effectively decorated, the former with flags interspersed with palms and green- ery, and the latter with flowers and nrtiBtic drapery. Towards promoting the enjoyment of tho guests, a strong committee worked assiduously. The ladles' committee had as president Mrs. W. Gannon; vlco-presldents, Mesdnmos Paul, W. O. Healy, T. J. Purcell, T. Dalton, M. Segur, Aongonhoystcr, and Tes sert; hon, treas., Mesdames G. Atkinson and J. Kain; lion, secretaries, Miss A. Fitzpat- rick and Miss A. Healy; also Mesdames P. Kirby, Dwyer, and J. Dugan, and
the Misses O'Neill, Moon, M'Mahon, Asche, Dwyer, and Hynes. Mr. Wil- liam Owon Healy was president of the gentlemen's committee; Alderman M'lvor. and Messrs. H. G. Quinlan, H. Llchsjhlndcl, ,W. Kirby, M. Dwyer, and T. Dillon, Ms.C; Mr. T. A. O'Neill, hon. secrotary; also Al- derman W. P. Fitzgerald, Messrs. T. Gilti nan, W. J. Spruson, J. M'Ewan, S. Williams, T. J. Purcell, C. Byrnes, Stollery, T. J. S. Dignan, M. J. Boyle, O. Humphries, J. M. Stevens, J. J. Keane, R. Heath, L. Durack, M. J. Cooney, D. Morrissey, and J. Duggan. During tho evening Miss May Summerbello and Miss May Caldwell contributed uiano forto solos, tho former playing her own com- position, tho "Collina" waltz.
An enjoyable dance was given In Wallace's Hall, Coolah, on Friday, June 23, whon tho bachelors of the district entertained about SO friends. The hall was decorated for tho oc- casion with flags and greenery, and lighted with . Chinese lanterns, and presented quito a plcturosque appearance. The hosts (who wuro distinguished by their badges of palo bluo) wore Messrs. T. G. Laing, H. I. Bloni fiold, R. Bowman, B. Watt, T. Austin, V. Grooves, R. Irving, A. Fraser, J. Innes, W. Wilson, R, Hole, C. Novele, A. Hooke. J. Swin- son, W. Bell, nnd W. M'Master, and received tholr guests at the main entrance to tho ball. Tho duties of hon. secretarlos wore carried out by Messrs. T. G. Laing and H. I. Bloni
A wedding was celebrated at the residence of Mr. Ü. Yeldham, Bourke street» Surry Hills, on Wednesday, Jun7 7, when Mr. Reginald J. V. Rudd, sixth son of the late Mr. William Rudd, jun., of Howlong station. Carrathool.
and grandson of the late Mr. William Rudd.
of Harrington Park, Narellan, was married to Miss Janet Nisbet, youngest daughter of ths late Mr. James Nisbet, of Glasgow, Scotland. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. T. J Curtis. The bride wore a white China silk dress, trimmed with Honiton lace, and a wreath and veil, also a gold chain with a cross rendant, and carried a shower bouquet, the giftss of the bridogroom. The bridesmaid was Miss Lilian Rudd, who wore a cream Japanese silk dress and a white picture hat. Her bouquet of pink roses and gold bangle were gifts from tho bridegroom. Mr. Oscar A. S. Rudd acted as best man. After the ceremony the guests adjourned for refreshments, and later the bride and bridegroom left for their honeymoon.
A wedding was celebrated at St. BriglJ'o Roman Catholic Church, Marrickville, on Wednesday, Juno 28, when Mr. Harold C. Green, only son of tho lato Mr. J. C. Green, was married to Miss Kathorlno AL Connolly, youngest daughter of the late Mr. J. B. Con- nolly, of Penshurst, Illawarra, tho ceremony being performed by tho Rev. Fathor Gerard, C.P. The brido wore a white accordion pleated silk and chiffon, a tullo veil, and wreath of orange blossoms. Her diamond ring and a shower bouquet were the gifts of the bridegroom. Tho bridesmaids were Miss M. Connolly (sister; and Miss N. Mitchell, dressed in white muslin and Valenciennes lace and white picture hnts. Their' shower bou- quets and gold brooches were gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. Norman Browno noted as best man. After the ceremony tho party pro- ceeded to the resldenco of tho bride's mo- ther, Clifden, Tempe, whero tho wedding breakfast was served.
The marriage of Miss Florence E. Fortescue, dnughtor of tho late Mr. H. A. N. E. Fortescue, with Mr. G. B. Bnntln, of the Glebe, took placo at St. Barnabas' Church, George-street West, on Wednesday, June 14th, the coromony being performed by tho Rev. W. A. Charlton. The bride's dress was of white silk, and sho also wore a veil and sprays of orango blossoms. Her diamond and ruby brooch aud shower bouquet wero the gifts of the bridegroom. Tho bridesmaids wero Miss Linda Fortescue (sis- ter), in turquoise blue and n white felt hat (her pearl nnd amethyst brooch and Bhower bouquet wero the gifts of tho bridogroom), the Mioses Lilian Taylor and J. M'Kny (cousins), who wore whito silk dresses and wreaths, and carried crooks. Thoy also wore amethyst brooches, the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. Mllham acted as best man, Mr. Frederick Fortescue as groomsman. After the cero mony a reception was hold by the bride's mother in tho Record Reign Hall.
At the Church of England, Newport, a wed- ding took placo on May 31, when Mrs. W. Smith (widow of tho late Mr. W. W. Smith, and second daughter of Mr. George Nash) was married to Mr. Ernest Wilson, third son of Mr. Thomas Wilson, of Pittwater, by tho Rev. B. Elwen. The bride woro heliotrope satin, with Honiton lace, and wreath and veil, and carried a shower bou- quet. Three bridesmaids were in attondanco (Miss "Letty" Smith, only daughter of tho bride, and the two Misses Graves). Mr. W. Johnson acted a3 best man, and Mr. W. Graves as groomsman. The wedding breakfast was served in a largo marquee at the residence of tho bride.