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I SOCIAL and PERSONAL GOSSIP J
The friends of Moss Kyle, of Bren-
nan's Arcade, win. regret to 'learn that j
she is at present very ill in the "Waver- ley Hospital, suffering 'from pneu-
Mr. Harold E. Cox, of the Geraldton Radio Station is at present ill and in hospital. His' many friends are hop- ing to hear of a speedy recovery to
his former health.
Miss Brownie Carroll, "who has been holidaying at Katanning, returned to York last week. Mrs. R. Carroll, who had the misfortune to meet "with a mo- tor accident recently on the Northam road, has now quite recovered from the
shock she received.
Kr. George Deans, of Brennans Ltd, j has received a cable stating that his brother. Mr. Alfred E. Deans, of Put-
ney Hill, London, left for Australia by ! the s.s. Omrfeto, which sailed on 23rd |
tilt. He will visit Perth and remain in this State for a short period.
Mrs. C. Y. O'Connor, of Perth, has
been staying in Paris with her talented j
daughter. Miss Kate O'Connor, who re- sides there, and has achieved _ success in having several of her pictures hung in the Paris Salon. Mrs. O'Connor leaves on her return to Western Aus- tralia nest month.
Mr. Pat Montgomery, of Northam, j
son of Mrs. Sydney Montgomery, of j [ West Leederville, sails, next month for j
England, where he will be the guest of j his grandfather, Mr. Callaghan,' at j
"Rest Harrow," for a brief period be
¡ fore proceeding to Bradford to gain I further experience in wool classing.
Making his departure at a very early j ! date on a visit to the Continent and | I British Isles is Mr. H. Gordon, tobac-
conist, of 32 William -street, Perth. He
1 will be away for some months. Whilst I on the Continent Mr. Gordon intends
spending some time-with his people,
I whom he has not seen for many years.
At "Blair Athol,". Bassendean, the re- 1 I sidence of Mr. Alex. Drysdale, about j
I fifty guests were recently entertained j
musical evening, during which I I the engagement was announced by
Mr. Drysdale of bis third daughter, j [ May, to Mr. Norman M'Swain, second j
son of Mr. and Mrs. M'Swain, of
[ Bridgetown, formerly of Bassendean.
Doctor Suzane Abramovich, the 1923 Dagmar Berne prize woman of the Sydney University, has taken up duties at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital,
Sydney. After doing some work at the I Perth Hospital, Dr. Abramovich left Perth with the intention of proceeding to Brisbane, but decided to accept an appointment in the largest hospital in the southern hemisphere.
The Claremont branch oE the Girls* j Friendly Society intend inaugurating ] I a series of entertainments to be held
monthly in the local Parish Hall. It is j j the intention of the committee to ar-
range for a varied programme for each j
j social gathering, bridge, music and
other forms of entertainment are to be ;
I provided. Much interest is being taken
in the movement.
One of the social events of the sea- son at Northam is the annual Golf Club ball, which is to take place in the local town hall on Friday, the 27th inst. The services of Sheridan's band I have. been engaged, and the event is
being looked forward to with much interest. An influential committee has
the arrangements in hand, with Mr. | ! R. B. Mitchell as the hon- secretary. j
Mrs. R. Connell presided over an ex- I cellent - meeting of ladies on Monday last in connection with the "Wattle ; Day" movement in the board room of | the Children's Protection Society. It ' was unanimously decided to arram?e ? for the holding of "Wattle Day" to- wards the end of the nest month, when
sprigs of this fragrant flower will be j
sold all day in the streets of the city j
in aid of the Children's Protection So- ciety.
According to a recent cablegram
from England, over . 50,000 people as- |
sembled at the Agricultural Show
Newcastle-on-Tyne to welcome the j Prince of Wales. A crowd followed the ! Prince about the ground, and the police mounted the steps of his motor car to protect him. "It is quite unnecessary." the Prince protested; "I am all right with the people." Thereupon the Prince left the car and mingled with the spectators.
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At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. I I H. Mead, Kalamunda, a few days ago
there was a pleasant gathering to cele
] brate their golden wedding. Their j
daughters and son-in-law (Mr. and |
Mrs. Savell, Mrs. West and Miss Mead) presented the venerable couple with a wedding cake artistically finished with horseshoe; wedding bell, etc, and Mi Mead again presented Mrs. Mead with a ring. The guests were the recipients of other presents, and after the singing of the hymn "Now Thank We AU Our
God," a dainty breakfast was partaken Í of, followed by joyous music and dan- !
The Children s Hospital has many friends in the country as well as in the city. At the end of June Mrs. W. Kil murray, of Mingenew, organised a so- cial and dance in aid of the hospital,
and it realised the sum of £12. This i sum has been received by the secre- tary of the hospital. Quite a feature
of the entertainment was a guessing ! competition for a doll donated by Mr.
Bridge. Out of 56 names guessed not <
one was right, so the doll was sent to j
the Children's Hospital to cheer up the i children. Mrs. Kilmurray was assisted , bi' Miss Vera Fickling, Mrs. Gill, Miss Kilmurray, and Miss E. GOL
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To farewell Mrs. Dobson, a party of j
her friends met at the residence of Mrs.
A- E. Hardie in Narrogin recently, the j afternoon taking the form of a "book"
tea. The competition was the cause of ¡ much merriment. Many of the repre- sentations were original and cleverly carried out. Mrs. Johns and Miss E. Brown carried off the prizes, each being presented with a book. After afternoon tea had been partaken of Mrs. Hardie asked Mrs. Dobson's ac- ceptance of a handsome oak dining
room clock from her friends present. !
Mrs. Dobson graciously acknowledged j
the gift and their kindly thought.
At a recent Perth dance of a fashion
cble nature a well-known Perth lady !
appeared in a beautiful gown. In length j it was only suitable for a girl of 15 ] summers. This matron is very much j given to wearing far too shoït a frock, ] ?which hrts the effect of entirely spoil- J 1 ing thc graceful lines of her beautiful i
form. After -all. there is no need" to j fellow fashion's dictates to this extent, ] as in many cases the legs that are j
so much in evidence nowadays would be far better hidden from the public
eye. as an unshapely leg is not'^jretty ] to look at. Fortunately the matron-re-
ferred to has distinctly pretty and | shapely legs, hence the short frock per- j
[ Miss Violet Feet's marriage to Mr. Reginald Maywood, of Mt lawley, takes place at the Trinity Church on Wednesday next.
j Mr. Jas. Watts, ot Mt. lawley, with
I his sisters, the Misses Hilda and Eileen Watts, have returned to Perth
I after a motor trip around the Great
Southern, having spent a pleasant holi ' day with friends at York.
Mrs. Poole, wife of Mr. F. W. Poole, a Melbourne artist, and her baby daughter are leaving Victoria by the Katoomba on the 18th inst, for a three months' visit to the West. Mrs. Poole i will be the guest of her sister, Mrs.
Quartermaine, at Albany, and later will stay with her brother, Mr. C. J. King, of Subiaco.
Through the united efforts of the commercial travellers, a most success- ful "Day" was recently held at Bruce Bock in aid of the local hospital funds,
[ when the sum of £100 was raised. The
j day proved a most enjoyable one, and ¡ the committee is deeply grateful to the
school children, who through their ef- j
forts collected pennies to the value of
i Mr. Eddie Dean, of Perth, who is ] holidaying with relatives in Europe, I i writes enthusiastically from Geneva to
! friends in Perth concerning his travels. I Mr. Dean spent a week in Montreux
during Switzerland's "Grand Fete of Flowers," and was greatly impressed with its magnificent beauty. Over 200,000 visitors arrived there for the feto. Mr. Dean describes Lake Geneva as one of the earth's beauty spots, with its snow-capped mountains, love- ly chateaux, and gorgeous scenery, and declares he saw nothing in England or France to compare with the beauties of this Alpine place. Mr. Dean is much improved in health, and intends travel- ling on to Milan before returning to England. .
[ Mrs. Charles Edwards, of York, is reported to be now mniritig satisfactory progress towards recovery, after a lengthy indisposition.
Mrs. leonard Darlot left hy the Sophocles on the 11th inst, on a visit to ber own folks in England, and ex I peels to be away about six months. '
I Miss Tit- Mills has been appointed by
the Education Department to the posi- tion of serving ins pee tress in succes- sion to Miss Nesbitt, who filled this post for many years.
Recent reports from overseas state that women in America and France are beginning to wear trousers. They be- gan by diffidently assuming the py- jama, in the face of protests, the fem- inine in her triumphing over the re- former in frills and ruffles of lace to the ankles. Now they have gone fur- ther. In America last summer women affected square-shaped trousers, un- adorned, fitted to hang over the tops
of the boots, and worn with or without |
skirts. But they are not "coming out"
in them. They are letting the new !
fashion establish itself indoors first, j The new style of plain trousers is
mostly worn by women who have in- j
tímate rooms in which they receive friends for tea and a chat- Invalids
have assumed them in place of wrap- j pers. They say they are warmer.
í Briirht paragraphs on social «J Í events or incidents will be ac- \
J ceptable, but. must be quite J 5 authentic and mufi not contain J ¡jj any tinge of malice. «J
A brilliant success was the St John of Cod Hospital ball, which took place at the Kalgoorlie Town Hall on the 5th inst, amidst charming decorations of pink and cream roses and daffodils, with hundreds of muti-colored lights enhancing the festive scene. Mrs. MacMillan and her sister. Miss Dunn, were responsible for the artistic scheme of decorations, which called forth much admiration. The supper was of the choicest character, and reflected the greatest credit on those responsible. Beautiful dresses were the order of the function. MÍES Kathleen Brennan was a charming debutante and wore a beau- tiful frock of white georgette exqui- sitely beaded in sliver and crystal beads. Mrs. W. B, P. Marmion was fashioned in a rich ivory brocaded marocain and georgette, with sugges- tions of beautiful beading; the low v.aistline was defined by the addition cf a jewelled girdle of pearls. Miss Muriel Ball wore an elegant toilette of a jade marocain, with tints of blue green "shadings, embossed with a wo- ven design in a deeper toning of che- nille; the draped sleeves touched the hem of the gown. Miss Downing's orchestra supplied the excellent music
Mr. Faulkner, who for many years occupied the position of head master of the Perth High School, has now set- tled in England.
Probably one of the first West Aus- tralian vocalists to have the Honor of sending records of their own voice from the Old Country is Miss Winifred Darley, of South Perth.
Miss Daisy Main, Miss Marjorie Daglish, Miss I. Macdonald, and Miss Cross, all Perth residents, who are touring England, arranged recently a trip to Devonshire, where a very en- joyable time was spent in visiting the numerous beauty spots of interest in that picturesque district. ,
Miss Florence Habgood, of Perth, who recently arrived in London, is at present staying in Belsize Square in order to be near her sister, Mrs. Burs- ton, whose health has been somewhat indifferent of late. Mrs. Burston's other sister. Lady Wittenoom, is also in London accompanied by ber charm- ing daughter.
Mr. F. White, recently of Beacons- field, has just returned by train after a month's holiday spent in the East- ern States. Mr. White and family leave on the Moreton Bay on the 19th inst, for the Old Country, where he intends combining business with pleasure. On his return to W.A. Mr. White intends to enter into business again.
The social of the Fremantle branch of the Police Association recently was a pronounced success. Sergeant Detective Dungey was in the chair.
Speeches from members of the magis- tracy and a. fine programme of music and elocution was presented, conclud- ing with chorus singing, "Auld Lang Syne," and" the National Anthem. The fine work of Mr. Dave Jones at the piano was greatly admired.
Amongst the artists engaged by Dame Kellie Melba for thc forthcoming
I opera season in Australia at the end of I the year Include Signora Toti Dal
I monti, principal soprano at La Scala
Theatre, Milan: Signor Dino Bonpoli. tenor at the Costanzi Theatre, Borne; ¡ M. Gustave Huberdeau, basso of The
¡Grand Opera, Paris; and Signor Paolo ! Antorio, conductor at the leading Ital-
ian and Buenos Ayres opera houses.
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The exiles from "Auld Scotia" are not neglected at Fremantle. A branch of the Caledonian Society (of which Mr. C. Doig is the mainstay) has been entertaining the "Scots" from over- seas for a long time past. In addi- tion, they assist the cause of "sweet charity" by giving assistance where needed, and their good deeds are done in such a quiet, unassuming and ef- fective manner that much delving is needed to bring them to the light of day and the publicity they deserve.
A concert organised by the "sports" of Fremantle attracted a largre au- dience to the King's Theatre on Gun day last, and a delectable bill of fare was presented by weil-ksiown per- formers to the delight of al!. The proceeds are to be devoted to the Fre- mantle Hospital to enable the child- ren's ward to be reopened. The effort was augmented by a football match on Wednesday afternoon between "sports" teams representing Perth and Fremantle. A goodly crowd witnessed the play, in which enthusiasm com- pensated for lack of skill or.condition.
A cablegram was received in Perth from London in the early part of the week conveying the sad news that Miss . Beryl De Bernales, cider daugh- ter of Mr. Claude De Bernales, of this city, had passed away on Saturday, ; 7th inst, at the age of ISL' It is under- stood that she was still attending
[ school. Her remains were placed to I rest on Wednesday last in the Nor- wood Cemetery. The deepest sympathy
is felt for the parents and members of
I the family in the loss they have sus
1 tained, ÄS she was a beautiful - girl.
I Hr. De Bernales is at present in the
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. I J. E. Mansfield, of "Swift's Heath," I Subiaco,. will be pleased to learn that
they have received good news by mail of their daughter Veronica's success i at the Melba Conservatorium. She
sang at ' the interpretation class re I cently. Her number was John Lem moue's "Ave Maria," and sb.e_ scored I a great success. Her fellow-student; warmly congratulated ber, while Mr. Fritz Hart, tho director, who had not heard Miss Mansfield sing since she won the scholarship, was delighted with her voice and agreed that a fine
I future for ber is assured.'Miss Haigh I Jackson, the leading teacher, con-
curred in the high opinion expressed.
Word comes from England that Miss Evelyn Willis, of this State, is return- ing to Perth by the Ceramic, which leaves early in September.
Mrs. Ross Harwood, of "The Clois- ters," leaves to-morrow evening by train on a visit to her sister. Miss Barker, of Mt Barker, South Austra-
The marriage of Kurse Naomi Bo- land, late of Perth Hospital, to Mr. John Chambers, is to take place at St. Hilda's Church, North Perth, at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday next.
Miss Gwen Griffiths, of Moora, who has been for the past year in the North-west has returned to her home and is at present with her parents at Walebing Road.
Mr. W. M'Laren, formerly town clerk of Geraldton, having disposed of his holding in the Yuna district to Mr. Chas Duncan, of Greenough, has joined his wife and family in the metro- politan area
Miss Terna Hackett, eldest daugh- ter of the late Sir Winthrop Hackett, is studying medicine at the Adelaide University, and recently at the din- ner given by the medical students was one of the six girls present.
A well-known West Australian in London is Mr. N. W. Harper. *The many friends of Mr. Harper's only daughter, Mrs. L. Ives, will be inter- ested to know that she has just, had a novel accepted for .publication. Mrs. Ives, although young, has travelled ex- tensively. Her education was com- pleted at one of the leading Parisian schools, and she possesses marked
The annual ball in connection with the North Perth branch of the Silver Chain Nursing League is to take place in the North Perth Town Hall on Thursday next, under vice-regal pat- ronage. Final arrangements are now well in band, and the committee, who are working very hard, anticipate a large attendance. Griffin's orchestra will provide the music, and Mr. G. F. Hudson is thc hen. secretary.
Miss Mary Living, who was secre- tary of the Alexandra Club in Mel- bourne for many years, and which post she vacated about two years ago, has received a rather unusual com- pliment .in being offered the manage- ment of tho Union .Club, Sydney, which is recognised as one of the oldest and mest exclusive clubs in Australia. Mies Living is a sister of Miss Hetty Liv- ing, who resided in Perth for several years, where she made many friends, and did excellent work in connection with the Red Crass headquarters in
Mr. G.'E. Jones, head master of the Middle Swan State school, who is visiting the Eastern States on long service leave, was recently farewelled by the local Parents and Teachers' Association and presented with a travelling rug, Mrs. Bassett and Mrs.
Mann, eulogising the services of the ; head master. On behalf of the girls of tlie upper standards. Miss Florrie Trevithick presented Mr. Jones with a set of brushes and comb in a leatber, case. After refreshments, Messrs. Walton and Collingwood thanked the ladies for the excellent tea and pleas- ant afternoon they had provided, and Mr. Jones feelingly thanked tile donors of gifts.
Sir Arthur Lawley, one of Wes- tern Australia's most popular Gover- nors, presided at a recent meeting in London of the Child Emigration So- ciety. Sir Arthur is keenly interested in the work of this society, and stated that the children were brought up as good Australians and were a distinct credit to the Motherland. He also pointed out that the society were in urgent need of £10,000 for the purpose of erecting additional bousing accom- modation for the farm school at Pin- jarra, WA, in order to house about 200 more children. The Overseas Set- tlement Committee had promised a -grant up to £2500 on the pound for pound principle, and, further, a main- tenance grant for children who might later be sent out from England.
Mr. G. O'Brien, of the Goldsworthy Winter Palace, Subiaco, is arranging for the holding of a "Novelty" carnival to take place in his salon on Saturday evening next. Owing to the success attending these carnivals conducted by Mr. O'Brien, it is his intention to ar- range a series of them. Very liberal prizes are to be distributed at next Saturday's function.