The marriage of Miss Josephine Hotchkiss, daughter
of Horace L. Hotchkiss, the banker, to Waldron
Williams yesterday noon in All Souls' Church was one
of the most notable social events thus far during
this season. Miss Hotchkiss is very popular in
fashionable New York circles, and Mr.. Williams is
an alumnus of Columbia College of the class of '85
and a well-known member of the University Club.
Consequently the wedding was a large one, and the
church at Madison Avenue and Sixty-sixth Street
barely accommodated all the guests. About 2,000
invitations had been sent out. The chancel was
banked with palms, and great bunches of
chrysanthemums were on the altar. The music, which
was Wagnerian in character, was conducted by R. H.
Warren, a friend of the groom. The bride entered the
main aisle with her father as Mr. Warren played the
"Lohengrin" processional. She wore a handsome white
gown of heavy satin, trimmed with embroidered
chiffon. Her veil was of tulle.
Following the bride came the maid of honor, Miss
Grace O'Hara, dressed in white Bengaline trimmed
with pearls and wearing a large white felt hat with
pink and white plumes. The bridesmaids were Miss E.
R. Watson, Miss Gertrude Riker, Miss Alice Hunt,
Miss M. Louise Major, Miss Clara Rich, and Miss
Clara Hotchkiss, the bride's sister. They all wore
lovely gowns of Persian white crepe trimmed with
pearl bowknots, and large brown felt hats with pink
and brown plumes. Each carried a bunch of pink
At the chancel rail the bride was met by the Rev.
Dr. R. Heber Newton, the rector of all Souls', and
the groom with his best man, Richard Riker. The
ushers were Stephen H. Brown, Eugene Southack,
Charles H. Shaw, Evert Jansen Wendell, J. Bloomfield
Harriot, and Horace L. Hotchkiss, Jr., the bride's
The services at the church were followed
by a reception given by Mr. and Mrs. Horace L.
Hotchkiss at their residence, 12 East Sixty-seventh
street, attended by only the more intimate friends
of the bride and groom, among whom were Mr. and Mrs.
L.T. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Read, Jr., Mrs.
Moses Taylor, Mr. and Mrs.. Valentine Blacque, Mr.
and Mrs. George Lewis, Mr. and Mrs.. Malcolm Graham,
Mr. and Mrs. Moses Taylor Pyne, Dr. and Mrs.
Satterlee, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lord, Jr., Mr. and
Mrs. C. Adolph Low, Mr. and Mrs.. Aguilar Rich, Dr.
and Mrs. R.R. Booth, Mrs. F.E. Skelding, Mrs. P.M.
Bryson, Mrs. and Miss Spring, Mrs. D.S. Riker, Frank
Ball, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Moulton, Judge and Mrs..
Charles P. Daly, Mr. and Mrs. Addison Cammack, Mr..
and Mrs. H.B. Auchincloss, Mr. and Mrs.. William L.
Kingsley, Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Stout, Mr. and
Mrs. H.M. Flagler, Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Rich, Mr. and
Mrs.. Wallace C. Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Ladew,
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Bostwick, Miss Bostwick, Mr. and
Mrs.. Grant B. Schley, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Armour,
Mr. and Mrs. Obrig, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kimball and
the Misses Kimball, Mrs. T. M. Pomeroy, Miss Muir,
H.B. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. P. Stockton, Mr. and
Mrs. John H. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. O'Hara,
Mr. and Mrs.. Lloyd Williams, Mr. H.K.S. Williams,
Miss Williams, Mrs. Norman Boardman, Mr. and Mrs.
Albert B. Boardman, Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Wiman, Mr.
Jay Gould and Miss Gould, H.H. Flagler, W.
Hillhouse, Miss Lillian Davis, Mr. and Mrs.. Vernon
D. Brown, Mrs. Stephen H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. A.L.
Carroll, Mr. and Mrs.. S.J. Geery, Paymaster and
Mrs. H.T. Skelding, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Cram, and Dr.
and Mrs. Munn.
The wedding gifts were numerous and costly. Upon the
return of the bride and groom from their wedding
tour they will be at home at 322 West Seventy-sixth
Street, which is now being decorated. On Saturday
night last the groom gave a bachelor dinner at the
University Club to his best man and ushers. Another
brilliant wedding yesterday was that of Miss Emma
Louise Neidlinger, daughter of Adam Neidlinger, to
Oscar von Bernuth, brother of Louis von Bernuth, the
son-in-law of William Steinway. The marriage
ceremony took place at 7 o'clock in the evening in
St. Peter's German Lutheran Church, Lexington Avenue
and Forty-sixth street, and the officiating
clergyman was the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Edward F.
Moldehnke. The decorations in the church were
elaborate, and, as 1,000 invitations had been sent
out, the attendance was large. The bride was given
away by her father. Her gown was of white silk,
trimmed with lace and out with a long Court train.
Her veil was of old lace. There were no bridesmaids;
Miss Brennermann, the maid of honor, was dressed in
blue crepe de chine. She carried a bunch of yellow
roses. George F. Neidlinger was the best man, and
Howard Burk, Fritz von Bernuth, Henry T. Neidlinger,
and Rudolph G. Neidlinger were the ushers.
There was no reception, but a dinner to a few of the
friends of the bride and groom was served at
Delmonico's at 8:30 o'clock. Among those seated at
the tables were Mr. and Mrs. Fritz von Bernuth, Mr.
and Mrs.. Rudolph von Bernuth, Mr. and Mrs.. Louis
von Bernuth, the Misses von Bernuth, Carl von
Bernuth, Mr. and Mrs.. William Steinway, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Clausen, Mr. and Mrs. William W. Schmidt,
Mr. and Mrs.. Fritz Achelis, Mr. and Mrs.. George
Victor, Mr. and Mrs. George Ehret, Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Ruppert, the Misses Ehret, the Misses Ruppert,
Mr. and Mrs. De Bary, Mr. and Mrs. A.F. D'Oench, Mr.
and Mrs. Erhart, and Mr.. and Mrs. Erbsloh of
Brooklyn; Mr. and Mrs. Trompetter, German Consul
General August Feigel, Mr. and Mrs. Fleitman, Mr.
and Mrs. W.A. Harat, the Misses Garrigue,
Commissioner and Mrs. Louis Heintz, Mr. and Mrs.
Hanselt, Mr. and Mrs. Heye, Mr. and Mrs. Kuser, Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Doelger, Mr. and Mrs. Kuhuhardt, Mr.
and Mrs. Kitchen, Mrs. Lauteryung, Mr. and Mrs. De
Neufville, Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Schmidt, Mr. and
Mrs.. Passavant, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Otto Peters,
Senator and Mrs. Charles A. Stadler, Mr. and Mrs..
F.A. O. Schwarz, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Toussaint, Mr.
and Mrs. Woerz, the Misses Woerz, Mr. and Mrs.
Wickie, Mr. and Mrs. Wendt, Carl Schurz, the Misses
Schurz, Miss Stafford, and Mrs. Albert Steinway.
After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. von Bernuth
will sail on Nov. 19 for Europe.
Lynn R. Meekins, associate editor of the
Baltimore American and Miss Katie Webster, daughter
of the late Rev. Dr. Augustus Webster of Baltimore,
were married last night at the home of the bride's
brother-in-law, Prof. D.D. Herring of the University
of New York, at 471A First Street, Brooklyn. The
wedding was a very quiet one, owing to the recent
death of the bride's father, and only the immediate
members of the two families were present. The Rev.
Dr. J.J.G. Webster of Baltimore, a cousin of the
bride, performed the ceremony. George A. Meekins,
the groom's brother, was the best man, and the bride
was attended by her two little nieces, Misses Doris
and Hollis Herring. Supper was served after the
wedding, and Mr. and Mrs. Meekins left on a night
train for Virginia Beach. They will live in
Baltimore. Mr. Meekins is quite well known in
newspaper circles. In addition to his editorial work
he has written a number of clever short stories that
have been highly praised.
Grace Church, at New Brighton, was crowded last
evening with Staten Island society people, assembled
to witness the marriage of Miss Mary Michler
Conyngham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D.
conyngham, to George Holmes Frieze. The chancel of
the church was decorated with palms, the altar rail
was covered with white and yellow chrysanthemums,
and upon the altar were vases of the same flowers.
At 6 o'clock the bridal party entered the church
while the organ sounded the familiar strains of the
Lohengrin march. First came the ushers, then the
bridesmaids, the maids of honor, and the bride on
the arm of her father. At the altar steps they were
met by the groom and his best man. The rector, the
Venerable Archdeacon Johnson, officiated, reading
the full Episcopal service.
The bride wore a rich toilet of white satin, lace
flounces, tulle veil, and orange blossoms. The maid
of honor, Miss Edith Conyngham, sister of the bride,
wore white corded silk and white lace. The
bridesmaids were Miss Parrish, Miss Nora Parrish,
Miss Alice Conyngham, Miss Stevens. They wore yellow
silk, corded and white lace, and carried bouquets of
yellow chrysanthemums. The best man was Redmond
Conyngham, brother of the bride, and the ushers were
Robert P.G. Becklin, John N. Conyngham, Herbert W.
Baldwin, and E.W. Brown of Staten Island; T. Kertley
Gardner of Orange, N.J., and Roosevelt Michler of