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WOMAN'S WORLD.

SOCIAL GOSSIP.

Professor Shelton has leturned from

the North. |

Mr. and Mrs. de Burgh Persse and Miss Persse,' of Brisbane, will be the guests of Lord and Lady Brassey at Go- vernment House, Melbourne, at the end of this month.

A new eight-oared race boat and two sets of oars have been presented to the New South Wales Rowing Association by Miss Edith Walker, who has been elected vice-president of the association.

Mrs. Macnutt, Inglewood, Gympie, is visiting Dr. and Mrs. Booth, Mangalda,

Petrie-terrace. _ i

The Messrs. Mayne and Miss Mayne, Moorlands, Toowong, who have been visiting the Southern colonies, returned by the overland mail train on Tuesday evening.

Miss Job, Tiaro, Maryborough, is at present the guest of Miss Broadbent, Hendra.

Miss Gray, Huntingdon, Albion, who has been spending some weeks at Mr. Robert Gray's summer residence, Flower- burn, Toowoomba, has returned to town.

Mr. I. J. O'Shea, who has been visit- ing the South, has returned to Brisbane.

Mrs. Robert Rendle and family re- turned . from Sydney by mail train on Tuesday evening.

Mr. Kobb, Merehaye, Albion, is visit- ing the Western districts.

Miss Abbott, Nyambra, Racecourse road, Is visiting relatives and friends in

Sydney. I

MARRIAGE OF MR. BOWEN AND

MISS CHAMBERLAIN.

The London correspondent of the " S. D. Telegraph" writes on 17th January : The marriage of Mr. George Howard Bowen, eldest son of the veteran ex Viceroy, Sir George Bowen, and Miss Gertrude Chamberlain, niece of the Colo- nial Secretary and " man of the hour," was celebrated yesterday afternoon at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane-street, the Dean of Raphoe (Dr. Bowen) officiating. Though only ticket-holders were admitted to the building, it was densely crowded, and a well-dressed mob of several thou- sands gathered in and about Sloane street all agape to see the Right Hon. Joseph. The bride for once was a se- condary consideration. The question on every aristocratic lip seemed to be will

" he" come. The papers had said the , great man might be too busy. For- tunately he was not. At the correct moment Mrs. Chamberlain's perfectly appointed brougham (with Austen on the front seat) dashed up to the church door,

and the once-reviled " Judas" was re- ¡ ceived with loud huzzas. The Hon. I Lionel Bethell accompanied the bride- ¡ groom as best man. The church was i decorated with tall palms, and as the bridal procession moved up the aisle,

preceded by the choir singing the hymn, (

" The Voice' that breathed o'er Eden," j the scene was exceedingly picturesque, j

The bride, who was given away by her ' father, wore a rich white satin gown I draped with Brussels lace, and a long tulle veil arranged on a coronet of orange

blossoms and a diamond tiara, and fast- | ened by diamond stars. ' The train was held by a bonny little page, Master R. Chamberlain, wearing a Queen Anne page suit of violet velvet, with yellow brocade waistcoat. The bridesmaids, Miss Chamberlain, Miss Alfreda Bowen, Miss Dorothy Stanley, Miss Vaughan Lee, Miss Campbell, and Miss 'Williams, wore " Juliet" costumes of primrose satin trimmed with chiffon and dark fur, and green moire sashes, into which were tucked bunches of violets. Instead » of hats the bridesmaids wore,wreaths of violets and foliage, and the bridegroom gave them gold initial bangles and bou- quets of violets and lily of the valley, tied with green moire ribbon. The front pew at the left-hand side was occupied by Mrs. Richard Chamberlain, in an Ivory satin gown bordered with sable, and a white toque -with white roses and green shot ribbon ; the Secretary of State for the Colonies and Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain, the latter attired In petu- nia cloth and dark fur, and a velvet toque to correspond.

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