Miss Mary Cartledge-Frederick J. Welles
Three weddings of importance grace today, a fourth
and fifth tomorrow, a showing that is excellent for
a week at the very beginning of Society's season. It
must of course, be remembered that the hour is that
of preparation rather than of doings, that actual
accomplishment will come later. Meanwhile there is
much of interest in forecast and speculation.
Both the weddings of tonight are house affairs, and,
though quiet as weddings go, will yet bring together
good sized assemblages. Miss Annie C. Cartledge,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cartledge, is one of
these brides. It is some seven years now since a
bride was bidden God-speed from the doors of the big
mansion at 249 Clinton avenue, Miss Mary Cartledge,
now the wife of Dr. William E. Butler of Halsey
street. The Miss Cartledge that marries tonight will
wed Frederick J. Welles of Brooklyn; long one of the
popular men of the Hill set.
Dr. T.B. McLeod, Miss Cartledge's clergyman, will
officiate, and the ceremony will be performed at 7
o'clock. 150 People being invited for this. At 8
o'clock a large reception will commence. White and
pink chrysanthemums will make up the simple
decorations of the drawing rooms, relieved here and
there with lavender chrysanthemums.
White will be the prevailing note of the bridal
costumes. Miss Cartledge's robe will be
distinguished by a court train, and she will carry
white roses. Four maids are to attend her. These
girls will wear white frocks as well. The color in
their attire will only be brought out in their
bouquets, which, though of white roses, will have a
tinge of pink in them. Two of the maids will serve
as maids of honor, two as bridesmaids. The two
former will be Miss Jean Cartledge and Miss Bessie
Smith, the two latter Miss Alice Mathers and Miss
Williamson of Wyoming.
Mr. Welles will have as his best man Joseph Mathers,
and acting as ushers, J.L. Parsons of Montreal, and
these men of the Hill set_Charles F. Cartledge,
William C. Ayres, Benjamin Whittaker.
Miss Gertrude Arnold Ingalls-Howard Edwin Sumner
Miss Gertrude Arnold Ingalls, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Henry Ingalls, of 234 St. Johns place,
and Howard Edwin Sumner of Worcester, Mass., will be
the evening's second bridal couple, and this
ceremony will be solemnized in the Ingalls' drawing
room, by the Rev. Arthur Barksdale Kinsolving of
Christ Church, Clinton street, at 8 o'clock, a small
reception following. Much prettiness of detail
promises in the color effects of the wedding party.
The colors of Alpha Delta Phi, Mr. Sumner's
fraternity (he was a Brown, '94 man), are green and
white; the colors of Miss Ingalls' Packer class
('96) are green and gold. These tints have been
combined in the costume scheme.
The gown of the maid of honor (the bride's sister,
Miss Florence Hopkins Ingalls) will be of white silk
mull over nile green taffeta. This maid of honor
will carry yellow carnations, the gold of the
Packer, '96 colors. The bridesmaids, two in number,
sisters of the bride and bridegroom, respectively.
Miss Ingalls and Miss Sumner of Worcester, will wear
frocks of green silk mull over green taffeta, and
will carry white carnations. White satin, with a
court train, pearl ornaments, point lace, tulle vail
and orange blossoms will comprise the bride's
wedding gown. She will have a bouquet of lilies of
the valley, the Alpha Delta Phi flower.
Very dainty pearl sunbursts are Miss Ingalls' gifts
to her maids. An exquisite little watch Mr. Sumner
has presented to his bride. The wedding gifts, it
may be said, are one of the features of this
marriage. They include a very fine array of
Silverware, one of the sets being a dozen spoons
made in perfect replica of those owned by the
bride's great-great-grandmother and much handsome
glass. There go to this bride and bridegroom the
complete furnishing of a home in Worcester, where
they will live.
Mr. Sumner will be attended by his brother, Roy
Walter Sumner, as best man. His ushers will be
Charles Henry Ingalls, jr.; Foster William Taft of
Providence, Frank Belden and George Morgan of
The house decorations will be green and white. A
small dance will follow the reception, Muller and
his men playing.
Miss Ella Allaire-Herbert Dean Seaman
This afternoon the Upper Hill witnessed a pretty
marriage, the Rev. Dr. R.R. Meredith solemnizing it.
The ceremony took place at the home of the bride,
Miss Ella Allaire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.Y.
Allaire, 88 McDonough street. Miss Allaire wedded,
at 3 o'clock, Herbert Dean Seaman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Adrian A. Seaman of Lafayette avenue. The
drawing rooms were decked in palms and carnations,
with a general effect of pink.
Miss Allaire wore a wedding frock of pearl toned
crepe of Silk figure that ranged into gray. It was
trimmed with gray in panne velvet, and with lace and
mousseline de sole. Her sister, Miss Louise Allaire,
her only attendant, was garbed in a satin foulard of
light blue, trimmed with applique lace and mirror
velvet. The bridegroom had as his best man Alexander
Milne, and there were no ushers. A small reception
TOMORROW: Miss Elisabeth Whitman and Clarence
Tomorrow the heights has what will doubtless prove
one of the most attractive weddings of the year that
of Miss Elisabeth Whitman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Isaac A. Whitman of 244 Henry street, and Clarence
Mann Fincke, whose father will be recalled as one of
the best of the colonels of ours. The First
Presbyterian Church will be the scene of this
bridal, which is set for 5 o'clock. The wedding
itself will be a large one, though the reception
will be small.
LAST WEEK: Mr. and Mrs. Pontus In de Betou
Mr. and Mrs. Pontus in De Betou Thompson (Miss
Evelyn Dobson that was), who were married at the
Holland House a week ago Thursday by the Rev. Mr.
J.A. McCleary of the Church of the Transfiguration,
Borough of Manhattan, returned from their wedding
trip on Monday and will be "at home" at 149 Remsen
street after November 1. Miss Dobson, now Mrs.
Thompson, is the daughter of George F. Dobson of
this borough and she met her husband most
romantically while abroad last summer. Her wedding
gifts, which are still arriving, were exceedingly
beautiful. One was a tea set of silver of twelve
pieces, another, a marble bust and pedestal from
COMING SOON: Harry Lewis Batterman and Miss Edith
Of coming weddings, one of the most elaborate will
be that of Harry Lewis Batterman of Clinton avenue
and Miss Edith Whitney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Sumner Whitney of 57 West Seventy-fifth
street, Borough of Manhattan. November 1 (Thursday)
will be its date, and the Church of the
Transfiguration, Twenty-ninth street, close to Fifth
avenue, its place of solemnization. The Rev. George
Clarke-Houghton, rector of the church, will
officiate and there will be given a special choral
service by the vested choir.
Brooklyn will practically dominate the bridal party.
Howard F. Whitney will be Mr. Batterman's best man
and three of the four ushers, Arthur E. Whitney,
Allan Pinkerton and Adams C. Sumner.