A wedding of fashionable note was that yesterday
afternoon, at Grace Church, of Miss Fanny Hamilton
Bowdoin, daughter of George S. Bowdoin, and Daniel
Parish Kingsford of this city. The church was
handsomely decorated with palms and Southern pines,
and was crowded to the doors with the friends of the
bride and groom.
Bishop Potter officiated at the ceremony, and was
assisted by the Rev. Dr. Huntington, rector of the
church. The best man was the groom's brother, John
Parish Kingsford, and the ushers were Temple
Bowdoin, brother of the bride; Hamilton Hoppin,
Charles A. Munn, C.C. Cuyler, C.D. Dickey, Jr., and
The bride wore a Paris gown of white satin and point
lace, and her point-lace veil, which was worn by her
mother on her wedding day, was caught with three
diamond stars and a wreath of orange blossoms. Her
bouquet was of lilies of the valley. Her bridesmaids
were her sister, Miss Edith Bowdoin; the groom's
sister, Miss Helen Kingsford; Miss Edith Parish, and
Miss Elizabeth Miller. They wore Marie Antoinette
costumes of pink silk and carried large bunches of
pink roses. Their corsages were clasped with pearl
pins, gifts from the bride.
A reception followed
at the home of the bride's parents, at 30 Park
avenue, which was attended by the most intimate
friends of both families. Among them were Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Dodge, Mr. and Mrs.. Cleveland H. Dodge,
Mr. and Mrs.. Irving Grinnell, Mr. and Mrs.
Cornelius Vanderbilt, Mr. and Mrs. John Jay, J.J.
Astor, Jr., Mr. and Mrs.. George Bliss, Hamilton
Fish, T.F. Cushing, Miss Edith Cushing, Mr. and
Mrs.. H. Bussed of Providence, Mrs. Kingsford, Mr.
and Mrs.. August Belmont, Mr. and Mrs.. Philip
Schuyler, the Rev. and Mrs. C.C. Tiffany, Mr. and
Mrs.. S.V.R. Cruger, Mr. and Mrs.. Robert O.
Winthrop, Mr. and Mrs. George Bend, Miss Bend, Mr.
and Mrs. James R. Gracie, Lewis G. Morris, Miss
Morris, Mr. and Mrs.. Clarence H. Dodge, and Mr. and
Mrs. J. Pierpont Morgan.
The bride's presents included a number of bits of
silverware and jewelry from friends abroad and the
house on the southeast corner of Thirty-sixth street
and Park avenue, opposite her father's home. The
house is her father's gift.
At her grandfather's residence at 218 West
Fourteenth-street last evening Miss Florine R. B.
Arnold, daughter of Eli Wolf Arnold and
granddaughter of Simon Bernheimer, was married to
Alfred Lincoln Seligman, son of the late Joseph
Seligman of the banking firm of that name. The Rev.
Dr. Gustav Gottheil of the Temple Emanu-El
officiated, and read the service under an immense
wedding bell of roses.
The bride wore an Empire gown of white satin brocade
and point lace, and a tuile veil held by a wreath of
orange blossoms. Her bouquet was of orange blossoms
and lilies of the valley, and she wore a pearl
necklace and a diamond and turquoise pendant, the
gifts respectively of her grandfather and the groom.
The bridesmaids__Miss Florence Kohn, Miss Edith
Hellman, Miss Blanche Arnold, and Miss Blanche
Bernheimer, and the maid of honor, Miss Beatrice
Bernheimer wore pretty Directoire frocks of white
mall, and carried canes of white and gold, twined
with pink roses. Two little girls, Miss Ethel and
Miss Alma Seligman, also attended the bride, and
wore quaint slips of white silk and mull. They
carried baskets of white violets.
George W. Seligman, brother of the groom, and
Lorin S. Bernheimer, uncle of the bride, acted as
groomsmen; there were no ushers. The guests at the
wedding dinner that followed the ceremony included
Mr. and Mrs.. Jacob Schiff, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wold,
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Seligman, Judge and Mrs.. Daly,
Mr. and Mrs. Julius A. Cohen, Isidor Wormser, Mr.
and Mrs. De Witt Seligman, Mr. and Mrs. William
Wheelock, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Heilman, and Mr..
and Mrs. Issac Bernheimer.
Miss Adeline Louise Weis, daughter of Charles Wels,
the organist, and John Wilson Hotaling of the real
estate firm of French & Hotaling were married last
evening at the bride's home, at 2,113
Madison-avenue, by the Rev. Dr. C.S. Robinson. The
house was prettily decorated with clematis, smilax,
and palms, and the bridal party stood under a
wedding ring of pink roses. The bride wore a gown of
pearl-embroidered white faille and a tuile veil held
by a wreath of orange blossoms. Her bouquet was of
white roses and hyacinths. Her sister, Miss Gussie
Weis, was her maid of honor and wore a frock of
white syrah silk. She carried a bunch of La France
Herbert Hotaling, cousin of the groom, acted as best
man, and the ushers were Frank Cluet, Anton B. and
Harry F. Weis, brothers of the bride; Dr. J.M. Davis
and Mortimer Cowperthwaite. Among the guests at the
reception following the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs.
George Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Cowperthwaite, Mr. and
Mrs. T. O. Arden, Mr. and Mrs. George Felter,
William French, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Purdy, and Mr.
and Mrs. David Hotaling.
Miss Laura Dater, daughter of Henry Dater, and
Franklin Avery Chapman of this city were wedded at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Church of the
Ascension, at Fifth-avenue and Tenth-street, the
Rev. Dr. Winchester Donald officiating. The bride
were a gown of white satin and a point lace veil,
and carried a Prayer Book. Her maids of honor were
Miss Lillian Ferris and Miss Bertha Pupke. They wore
frocks of silk muslin trimmed with yellow ribbons
and carried yellow feather fans. John Lincoln acted
us best man, and the ushers were Harry Dater,
brother of the bride; Cornelius Van Santvoord, Dr.
John Vanderpoel, and Dr. Henry McConuell. A small
reception was held after the ceremony at the bride's
home, at 71 West Fifty-second-street.
A pretty home wedding took place yesterday
afternoon at Ardsley Towers, Dobbs Ferry, the
country residence of Mr. and Mrs.. Edward M. Field,
when Miss Lucy Mildred Matthews, a niece of Mrs.
Field, became Mrs. Clarence Blair Mitchell. The
ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Charles
Cuthbert Hall of Brooklyn. The bride's gown was of
white satin, Trimmed with ostrich feathers, and her
ornaments wore diamonds. She wore a white tulle
The maid of honor was Miss Matthews, a sister of the
bride. She wore white silk mull and carried a
bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums. The bridesmaids
were Misses Burney, Scott, Mitchell, and Stepheus,
who wore white silk mull. C.L. Blair of Princeton
was the best man.
Among the guests present were Mr. John L. Blair of
Blairstown, grandfather of the groom; Mr. and Mrs.
D.C. Blair of Belvidere, N.J.; Charles Scribner,
Arthur Scribner, John Serthner of new York, John
Lute Lindley, Mr. and Mrs. Couper, Mr. and Mrs.
David Lindley, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Davis and
daughter, Miss Warner, Mrs. Stokes, Mrs. Horace
Robins and daughters, Miss Jaffrey, and Mr. and Mrs.