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VOLUME SO.
SILVERWARE.
STERLING
TIFFANY & CO.,
TJKTON-SQXrARB,
Hare new on exhibition Iho novelties for this
season* prepared during tho past Summer at
their iTincc-st. works.
Tho collection contains new forms and
(styles of ornamentation in chasing* ongrav
ixifTt tinting* and finishing, and sonfo articles
not before mode in silver.
The assortment of usotal and fnnoy arti
cles suitable for WEDDING PRESENTS
is fresher in stylo and larger than over be
fore. Particular attention has boon paid to
mrangins them in novel and attractive cases,
tho product of thoir own shops, thus insuring
oxalusivonoas.
'iTjolr Forko, Spoons, and Tablo-waro are
fho rioboatin dosiipis and finest in finish in
Mils country, and cxo uold at tbo sfirao prices
per ounce as the ordinary trade patterns.
Complete outfits, put up in strong plate
chests, always in stock.
For the convenience of persons out of Now
York, Photographs of articles, or careful
selections from stook, will bo sent on ap
proval.
ART SAjjE.
SIGOIDIIII
The important Art Sale at the
Exposition Building will bo con
tinued this evening, commencing
promptly at a quarter past seven
o’clock. ,
BOS. 133 TO 326
Will bo offered to-night, thus in
cluding a groat variety of subjects
and very many popular paintings of
a high degree of merit. Lost night
the Gallery was crowded, and seats
will be reserved for all making ap
plication.
FREE EXHIBITION
of the paintings until 6 p. m.
AM the Sale & Sew Bargains.
PRINTING PRESSES.
Be MM Pffllli-Fss.
Til© TJnllocTc Frinrtng-Prcas Company, Mean
factumaof Bclf-Fccdlng and Perfection Print
tner-Prensca. offer to publUbora their nowwcll-cstab-
Ushed itad celebrated machines, with the ooofidcuca
*rfvco by Croat bucoosi and general approval wherever In
uso. Three tonus of these machlnoa arc now made to
moot varied domauds, viz.:
TbelMCclo Fly, or Original Bullock,
Tho Double Fly, or New Arrangement.
The I.Utlc Bullock.
The lint of these, The Tdnlo Bulloplf, la nut at a
very low price, and cm bo tun obeaply.—one imm only
rrith tho prow brine required, -apeed equal to 0,0110
e-jplea printed on both sides per hour. Tho ftmprsaaof
this kind bin bean working in thoolfico of the Raltl
fourn Evening News* for tbo last two mouths with
trooderfnl miecuss.
Tho Tresses of this Company are made tor all sizes of
vbcole, and oro Adopted to print single, double, or
quadruple copies at n apoed of 10.(WO to W.dW per hour.
For further Information and dTcnlnrr,address
OULtiOnt IMMNTINfi-PRHSS CO.,
•No. 73fi SanM»iu-st., rhlli'driphla.
Room No. ft Sun BiiiMlm?, New York.
W,Vf. H. VVTLT.fAMS. Manager. Ao.
TIRE INSURANCE.
ffirTHCgir llPXZ^zb.
E BOSCATSHirPES,
IKSUEAHaE AGENT,
ISO BROADWAY, New York.
Chirac* Fire Bilks placed lu prompt loae-Myln* Com.
plate*, at fair rater,. All orders executed with prompt,
nor*. Cnrmpoarttncc aolifUr-d.
FURNACES.
' o^^2E2XKr<3* r S3
TUBULAR FURNACES & GRATES
Aro attracting marked attention at
3STO. SS LAKE-ST.
Tb« Furnace Fire Poll* formed of vortical tubes. Air
Is pHteed tatoußh and lover them to rapidly aa to keep
them below red beat. Tbo advantages gained by tholr
tiso cro purer air for respiration. preservation of tire-pot,
economy of fuel. Tin Tubular Furnace Grate, a* Its
nmo Lndicafea, la net behind a mantel, and will receive
ff d dllUIbBUi air Uko a gg.""
PROPOSALS.
PROPOSALS "FOE SCHOOL SITES.
Scaled proposals will ha receivedl at the office of tho
dork nf tbo linard ol Education, Boom 31, Not. 81 ami
M I.r.Sallft.st, till Monday, Oat. 28. 187-1, at W.tn.. for
school alto* of from IW to SCO f-jut front by a depth of not
low than las foot lu thu following locations, to-wit:
In tho vicinity of Oontro-av. and Twelfth-ot.
In the vicinity of Vanßuronnnd Pnulina-Bts.
Addrow “Oommltteeon nuUdlnw nnd Grounds. In
dorsed '‘Proposal* lor Hchuol WiU)." 'i'lio Comnuttpo
rrncrfOJ (ho right to reject any olio or all or tho proposals
submitted.
BU THOMAS WIJ.CH, ) OommlUeßon
.JOHN* I*. OLINUUR, I Bulldlm:*
ADOLPH and lir»und».
FOR SALS.
at a SACETFICE!
One MaplJcent Bosewoofl Piano Ports,
Coat 9030 lour months ago. for 8!H0,
A Handsome Walnut ani Hair CM Parlor Soil
Co»tslM), for S7O. j
A Superior Walnnt and Terry Parlor suit,
Cost $l2O. for QUO.
IJiA, fin# oimlity Blhor-Flafad Outfoe Urn. Tn» Ket, Oya
ter Tnnsr.n. Wntci-Coolor, Ac., vory cheap.
MISOEI.&ANEOU&
$50,000.00.
WANTED—A iiarlner, oilher aotlro or«pPciah*ith
forty or I'llty ’thousand dollars, t« Uike A imll intonU In
* Jobbing liuilncM, of twsniy yefra
tltT. Tho holiness Is a ropreaontatlro nue. money
maUin*. Tlio partlita aro atrlellyrirat-olnsa. Only tho-«i
fiaWriv tho rnnnov In hand need answer. Apply to MU*
N'KYUNP_HItW()OI). t»J_3lß«»rtrm.aj.
FRAUD!
rr Ant startle* pretending to do a collecting bttilnw
GRANT-HONORE
The Great Fashionable
Wedding of Chi
cago.
The Prominent Parties in
the Important
Event.
How They Met, and Their
True Love Ean
Smoothly.
Superb Decorations of the Hon-
ore House.
An UnpawilleM Profusion of
Floral Decorations.
The Ceremony—Remarks of the
Officiating Clergyman.
Tho Supper-Room—lts Decora-
tions and Dishes.
Tho Bridal Dress Costumes of
Prominent Ladies Present.
Detailed Account of the Costly
Trousseau,
Costly Presents Lavished on the
Bride.
Tho Scenes Outside During the
Ceremony.
Tho Departure*
The greatest “social event,” to n-o a much
worn phrase, which Chicago has yet known oc
curred yesterday afternoon nt the bouse of Mr.
H, H. Honoro. Every woman in this city, and a
majority of tbo men, would nood no further in
formation. They would understand that tbo
marrlngo of Miss Honoro and Liout.-Col. Fred
Grant was tho subject referred to. Tho interest
taken in it is duo in part to the rank of the
groom, to that hale which cncompassoth ono
so closely related to tho Chief Magistrate of tbo
United States; in part to tho large clcclo of MLm
Houoro’a acquaintance, and her own popularity
in tbo circles in which she moves; in part to tho
prominence of her father, and in part to that
concern which all tako In weddings, whether tbo
contracting parties are high or low in tho social
scale.
It is customary to aso phrases about “ con
\ml3ing: tho social world,” etc., but thoy aro
hardly applicable in this instance. Tho trorla
in question had been apprised of what wan to
happen go short a time before it occurred that
it did not work itself up to a fever heat. Tho
fact that tho wedding tv as to ho a aomt-privato
one—at homo, and not in u church, aim that only
immediate relatives wore to bo present—estopped
that rush for tickets customary at more public
occurrences of this nature. Those who wero
unable to got iu, submitted to destiny, and
patiently awaited tho reports of tho papers, con
fident thoy would toll them all that happened,
and possibly something more.
This general sentiment forms a. sufficient
reason for tho snaoo devoted to this wedding,
and the account given ol it will bo read with
more interest then tbo other intelligence, politi
cal, religious, or miscellaneous, that tbo paper
may contain.
THE PROMINENT PARTICIPANTS,
tub uoKonn family
aro Parisian French, ami tho old house still ex
ists, in tho heart of Paris, where tho last rem
nant of tho foreign branch still live. John A.
Honoro, tho progenitor of the Honoro race iu
America, came over oud settled in Louisville,
Ky., in 1608, lu tho 30th year of his ago. having
three children.—two girls and one Lov. This
boy was Francis Ilonoro, who entered iuto tho
wholesale business with his father, and made
nearly two score tedious trips from Now Or
leans to Louisville, it being necessary at that
early period to barge goods up tho nver. Ho
saw Louisville grow from asmaU town to alarge,
thriving city, and gaiued an extensive acquaint
ance. lie died suddenly in 1810, having tho re
epoct and esteem of all who know him. Three
Sana survived him, —H, 11. ilonoro, B. L. Honore,
and Francis Honoro.
H. If. Honore, Eaq., tho oldest son, married
Miss Eliza Carr, tho daughter of Cant. John
Carr, one of those noble pioneers of Kentucky,
about 18-15, in Oldham Comity. In her youth sho
possessed remarkable beauty, and time has not
yet dimmed the brightness of her eye or bowed
her form, and tho children havo Inherited her
good looks. They have had eis children, two
girls and four boys, allot present living. Mrs.
PoWer Palmer and Mrs. Grant oro tho daughters.
Adrian, H. H. Jr., Nat, ami Lockwood, tho boyo.
J». L. Honoro, tho second son and brother of H.
H. Honoro, is married, but bus no family, 11.
11. Honoro became a resident of Chicago m 1850,
and has been prominently identified with tho
city over since.
the «noo?r.
In regard to tho high contracting parlies who
wore the actors ou this occasion, of tho groom
little need bo said, as ho is so well known.
Ho is a good size, not over medium height, but
hroad-shouJdorcd ami massive in build. His faco
ie not striking in any particular feature, hut it is
like his father’s.—a good, shrewd face. Tho eyes
are gray, and do not easily light up; nor does he
iiao thorn much, speaking generally without
raising them. But, in thermit-ensemble of his
features, there is an expression that pleases and
fascinates. Ho has a lino voice, hut a rather
Jnzv way of using it, and it has a musical intona
tion that is foreign; it may bo an acquired tone.
Col. Grant baa a frank ingenuous look that
seems to say ho duds life pleasant, and
will me ho (ho roost of it. Thorn Is not
tho slightest approach to snobbery or
military offm-ion in his manner, and ho bus
u bovitiU way of talking right along without
stopping to pick or choose his words. It might
not be saying too much to assert that ho
iullnltely prefern tho variety and informality of
c%tup life to tho etiquette of (ho social regime,
lie is not uniiliO his brother-in-law, Air. Bartons,
in his oasy absorption of tho good things of life,
and hou the aauio humorous smile lurking about
his mufil-aehoil Ups. His hair is neither dark
nor light, hut has a rich auburn lingo; his face
in destitute of other appendage in tho way of
beardthnn a abort thick arch of a light color
over the upper lip. Ho has tho high color of a
soldier and von virant.
Being the oldoutsonofthe highest dignitary In
tbo Untied Biotas, (bo wedding naturally has an
ttttwitftr tho rubUo at urge not usually ag<
CHICAGO, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 21, 1874—TEN PAGES.
corded to such ceremonies. Col. Grant ta about
‘25 years old, and la a graduate of tho military
school of West Point. Ho was appointed on
Gen. Sheridan’s staff, with headquarters at Chi
cago. Hero ho mot Miss Honoro nt a email din
ner party given at tho residence of her sister,
Mrs. Potter Palmer, about eighteen months ago.
Thoro wore present at that party Mr. and Mrs.
Palmer, Mbs Honoro, tbo Misses Itueker* Miss,
Mary Hall, Col. Grant, Ocn. Sheridan, Gon. For
syth. and Mr. Adrian Honoro. Suvcn of those
people participated in tho ceremonies of to
day. or
MISS HONORS
it may be said that Col. Grant admired her, be
came unremitting in his attentions, wooed and
won the gentle girl, and soon a rumor of their
engagement was whispered through that por
tion of the social world with which limy wore
connected.
ANOTHER ACCOUNT.
Others say (hat Col. Grant mot Miss Ida Mane
Honoro about two years ago, traveling with a
party of friends on her way from school. He
was introduced to her on tho cars between New
York and Washington, and it is said that at the
moment when he lifted his bat in recognition of
her name, and his eyes mot hors, while ho bowed
his acknowledgments, he irrecoverably lost ins
heart. Miss Honoro likewise admits feeling a
decided interest in tho "peculiar voice” that
merely uttered a few commonplace remarks on
that occasion, bnt was later to ask tbo moment
ous question that thrills n maiden’s heart with
Joy unspeakable, when it is filled already with
tender adoration. It wan nearly n year before
they met again. Meanwhile Miss Honors had
finished her education, and gone Into society.
She was invited to the wedding of Mrs. Bartons
with tho rest of her family, but did not go.
Since that event, Col. Grout baa buoomo an en
gaged man, tho betrothal preceding the morringo
about throe months. As soon os tno affair was
definitely settled, arrangements were speedily
made for marriage. There wos no reason for
delay. The newly-acquired title.of Lieutenant
Grant gave him, with tbo additional 'honor, ad
ditional responsibility. In timoof peace prepare
for war. In view of political changes, or possi
ble military enterprises, or tbo proverbial dan
gers of delay, ho decided to at once enter upon
tho marital .relation, and his wishes wore not
gainsaid.
Miss Honoro is about tho medium height,
perhaps slightly below it, slender, ana &
clear hmnotto, with regular features, a brill
iant, sparkling face, and a dignified carriage.
Bho in one of tho endearing “ little women ” of
tho ago, with that marvelously clear, cro&my,
sntlu-emooth skin of varying olivo hue that tbo
dark Eastern women wear, suffused at tho light
est look or word with tho rich blood of youth.
Her eyes are dark aud dreamy—not black, but of
that indescribable blue-gray that are black with
oxcitomoutor anger, but gray ami luminous when
thrilled with looks oi love and sympathy; wistful,
intelligent, loving eyes, that, at tho faintest tale
of sorrow, are suffused with tears of dlvincot pity
and that would giro a too tender glance to tho
expression but that tboy are supplemented by a
ney refroussi*. which is just piquant enough to bo
charming. Tho mouth is soft and girlish till
yon come to tho comers, whore tho coral
mngea are just the least bit unyielding.
Thoro Is resolution, will, decision there,
hut not wllfullnoss. Tho lovely, round
ed chin, so small and perfect, molts
away with a curve of iafioito loveliness into the
slender, shapely nock, cream-white aud rounded
like the cop of an India lily. Tho hair is black
—not tho dull, jet-black that accompanies a
swarthy complexion, but the soft, plum-black
that, held up to the light, ripplou back in purplo
shadows, fine and silken as an infants*. In form
tho now Mrs. Grant is smaller than tho medium
size; a lithe, girlish form, with tho drooping
shoulders artists so much admire, and with a
round, bcautifnlly-modclcd bust that loads to
tho symmetrical proportions of a tiny waist, that
small'and loving hands might span. ‘'She is
such a marvel of perfection," one thinks, on see
ing her, from iho small, oval, pink-edged car to
the dainty little foot that nestles like a bird in
its kid boot, to tho tiny hand with tho diamond
engagement solitaire gloaming on Us tapering
index finger,—“Fred’s gift.”
She graduated from tbo Convent of tho Visitation,
in Georgetown, D. 0., with tho highest honors,
in 1871, but returned again and passed anot her
year to perfect boreolf in her musical education.
Hbois a brilliant scholar, being aculturod linguist,
perfect mistress of tho piano, aud. what is much
rarer, a proficient on tho harp, while her voice is
a charming
fore rumors of tbo engagement wore exchanged
for rumors of marriage, and st laat tho world, or
nt least that part of it to whom Col. Grant end
Miss Honoro belonged, received positive in
formation in tho shape of
• THE FOLLOWING CATIDS.
The larco one had a monogram iu ornamented
script iu the loft upper corner:
Mr. and Mrs. U. U. Honore
desire to sea you at the marriage-reception of
their daughter
Ida Marie Hon ore
and
Frederick Dent Grant
Tuesday afternoon, Oct. UP, 187 i,
From i to ft o’clock.
Vincennes avenue ami Forty-soventh street.
A smaller cord of admittance to tho ceremony,
sent to eomo fifty or sixty pcoplo who were ex
pected to bo present, was merely us follows:
Ceremony at 3 o’clock.
After tho ceremony, the following cards will
bo seat to all their friends:
Lieut,-Col. and Mrs. F. D. Grant,
Ida Mario Honore.
To tho friends who wore invited to the wod
diog, as also to many to whom they were unablo
to extend this courtesy, tbo following after cards
will bo sent in a abort time:
Lleut.-Col. and Mrs. F, D. Grant.
Ida Marie Honore,
THE CEREMONY.
The friends who received tho invitation cards
wore witnesses yesterday of the following cer
emony which united Miss Honors and Col.
Giant, and which mode of tbo twain one flesh.
THE TAHOE DIUWINU-UOOM
of tho house was beautifully decorated as we
shall describe afterwards. it is a long room, ex
tending the entire eidoof tho building. Tho fol
lowing diagram will servo to make tho ceremony
hotter understood:
vr,
U i« a UDf room, with an
at tho onnl. end, iu which are three
exquisite places of statuary : Miss Hosmer’s
Puck, Tho Voiloil Cupid or Secret 7, Love
by Kosottl, and Randolph Roger*’ exquisite
statue of Nydla, Ihn blind girl of Pompeii.
The Hummer furniture was a simple bamboo
stvlo laced with blue ribbon} the covering of
tbo floor was h straw matting ? white Swiss mus
lin cm rial n« wore draped from the windows, with
a finger-width of blue nm in their dainty edge.
The ceilings wore frescoed In soft French blue
and gray tints, land a few choice pictures hung
on tbo walls ; hits of Pompeiian relics, photo
graphed, Mosaics of wondorfully-intncato de
signs. Florentine engravings, a half-dozen old
paintings on a picturc-rcst in tbo comer, heads
of Titian. Leonardo do Vinci, Michael Angelo,
and others of tho old masters, arid a Mater
Dolorosa looking on tho gay acoue with tho
name steadfast gaze of sorrow. ■ Tho. usual
oruamontß,—Parian and Chinaßoporcelain vases,
majolica pillars, and receptacles for flowers,
bronzes, antique curiosities, etc., filled up tho
space. At tho further cod of tho long parlor io
an oleoro lined with ruby velvet, and lighted by
one window at the side. Three fine selections
of statuary stand there, while two large modal
lions lu baa relief hang on tho wail back of
thorn.
On tho uorih side is a balcony upon which two
windows aud a door opened. Those wore taken
out, the place inclosed, and the music ota
tioued there. West of this is a bay window, and
there are also windows on the north eido. Tho
doors of entrance are ou tho south eido near tho
west cod of tho room, and were removed for tho
occasion, leaving** largo arch, which was deco
rated with flowers, and through which tho bridal
party entered. Ou tho opposite side of tho hail
were tho library and dining-room, white tho
dressing-rooms were above.
THE I.IDRARV,
which is situated Just across the halt from tbo
parlors, was filled with the beautiful prosouls of
the bride. It is furnished with tho same season
furniture,—bamboo trimmed with blue.—and tbo
floor is of marquotrio work, while tbo ceiling
is frescoed iu designs representing tbo
figures of Art aud Science. A few coral-rod
reception chairs with a toto-a-toto made
a pretty diversion of color, and somo
quaint old relics, gathered during a late foreign
tour, wore tbo only ornaments. A bric-a-brao
table and a mantel of roso brocatollo marble
wore quite bidden from admiring eyes by tho
lavish wealth of flowers,—geraniums, heliotrope,
violets, pansies, and white blooms, —while tbo
same curtain decorations wore visible boro. No
garden that over was laid out brought within its
sunny borders such a wealth of compressed
sweetness. It was especially observable that
not a flower was faded—each tiny waxen petal,
each dimpled rose-leaf cup, each little white
tiny starry face, hold up its loveliest, latest look,
and breathed out its fair young life iu a dying
prayer of sweetest incenoo for tho young bride
lor whom they perished.
Bring flowers, frcrii flowers, for the bride to wear,
They were horn to blush in her shiny hair;
Bhola leaving tbo homo of her childhood’s mirth;
Her place la now by another’s side;
Bring flowers for the locks of tho fair young bride.
The ceremony was performed by tho Iter. Mr.
Enroll, of tbo Christian Church ot tho Disci
ples, formerly known as tho Oampbollites. Ho
stood at ono side of the arch, and tho bridal cor
tege entered in tbo following order, and arranged
•themselves iu a somi-clrclo in front ot him:
First cnnio Miss Dunlovy, escorted by Brovet-
Brlg.-Gcn. George A. Forsyth, who passed to tho
right, followed by Mien Bucket and Lieut.
'Lamed, who look their station at tho left. Miss
Houston and Mr. Adrian Uonoro succeeded
these, and took their position next to
tbo first couple on tho right, 'and then Miss Hail
nud Ulysses Grant, Jr., who passed to the left,
next tho second couple. Mr. Honoro then led
in his daughter, tbo bride-oloot, followed by Mrs.
Uonoro loaning oj tbo arm of tho groom. Meet
ing at tho space left them before tho clergyman,
tho patty was nov/ in proper position, Urn band
playing of course the usual Wedding March as
tbo bridal party entered and passed down the
drawing-room.
xne imipt’s dreks.
Tho brido was dressed in an exquisite robe of
Foint-Ducbesso laco over creamy white salm.
It was originally intended that she should only
wear while satin with an elaborate trimming of
lace, and tho material, and an elegant fabric
used only for brides, and called therefore flour
d'orango," was selected. -Mrs. Totter Palmer,
however, had ordered for her sister from Brus
sels tho elegant robe of Pomt-Duchcsso, and tho
original idea was given up, and tbo satin
merely used as an nudurdrceo. This was
made with plain, close fronts and sido
gores, tbo latter cut iu battlomeuls ou the edge,
which overlapped iho train. Tho train itself
had a wide gathered llonnco around it, bonded
with tulto rachiugs, and finished with tulle plait
iugu.. Tho corango was cut high, and tho sleeves
woro in tho Ducbosso stylo. Tho trimmings on
tho corsage wero of laco, designed especially to
match Iho skill, us were also the rnfilca on tho
sleeves. These also had plottings of the satin,
and puffings ot tullo in complete them.
Tho superb overdress was not that usually so
called, some lace articio designed to bo worn no
n. wrap, but a full, long-trained dross of real
laco. U was looped up ou tbo left side by
biiochon of oraugo-blosaoms and stophanitos.
These also caught tho eash in graceful fes
toons, and ornamented Iho corsage. Tho veil
wan long enough to roach tbo edge of tho train,
and of filmy tullo, tho only Dutiable fabric for
thin pnrpoco. It was fastened to tho hair witti
an aigrette of orange-blossom, from which a
trailing wreath of those bridalflowersaud stoph
amtCH was carried down the entire length of
ono side, and was lost iu tho folds of tho hem.
Her ornaments were pearls and diamonds,—a
pearl necklace presented to her by Mrs. Ulysses
Grant, and a sot of pearls from her aunt, Mrs.
Benjamin Honoro, with tho exquisite diamonds
given her by Mr. Totter Palmer.
which replaced the regulation bouquet was a
triumph of art. One sido was of white
rutin and . point lace, hut tho other was
formed of natural white flowers, graduated in
size, being first camellias, thon carnations, rose
buds, tuberoses, jasmine blossoms, and white
houvardias. Her hair was parted on one side,
and then arranged in a manner perfectly becom
ing Mies Houoro’s stylo.
TUB BOIDERNAIDS' DEFUSES
wore of a texture light as the. airy fabric of a
dream. They wore of the linnet, sheerest tarlc
tau, nob made over eilk as is ouatomary, hub over
many skirts of tho diaphanous material. The
long and graceful trains, only subbidiary to that
of tho bride, were trimmed with voluminous plait
jugs of tarlatan, and swept behind them, a foamy
mass. A Iriplo apron, drawn closely back, formed
tho tablior, and it was in the originality of tho
trimming of these that tho unique effect was
given which they presented. Feather trimming
took tho place ot flowers, and tho tints were also
nuuauai at a bridal, or at least one of them was.
On two of tho bridesmaids' dresses wore placed
hands of niauvo ostrich-feathers, while tho
other two wore rose color. These bauds edged
each of tho aprons, thus making tbroo rows
passing m a deep curve across the front, at equal
distances from each other. The same
trimming decked tho low corsages, while
wide scarfs of illusion wero fastened
at tho bolt in front, and, passim; over tho shoul
ders, fell in a multiplicity of loops and llontiug
ends upon tho train. Neither were flowers per
muted in the coiffure, but dainty oetrioh-tips, to
match the colors worn by each, were fastened
by a jeweled aigrette. There wore Jong kid
gloves also to match tho trimmings. Hies Hall
and Mies Houston wore niauvo trimmings, while
Jlisn Duulovv’o and Miss Hacker's garniture was
roHO-color. These young ladies also carried fans
of flowers in placo of boquota. Tho young
Indies whoso toilettes wero relieved by the
mauvs had fans of heliotrope and cope Jas
mine-blossoms. Those who wore pink hod plush
rose-buds aud tuberoses.
MRS. HOJfOnE,
mother of tho bride, was attired in an decant
robe of aahos-of-roßoa satin, The bottom of
this bad a very deep Chantilly bounce, while an
overdress of tho same rich taco formed an apron
in front, and foil in graceful sashes behind. Tho
waist was trimmed with corresponding bounces
of tho Chantilly, ami on tho skirt and sleeves
those fell over other bounces of tho satin. Mrs.
Jluuore's ornaments wore elegant stone cameos
set with pearls,
mrs, ruEstnuNr nn.m*
wore a lavender twllii. i'ho üblior woe elabor
ately trimmed with ruflics ami plaiting *v 1; i
piped and turned with ft darker abode. The
dami-lraiu had deeper flouncos, the whole being
complicated in donigu and elocution, and giving
tho impression of elaborate workmanship upon
tho part of the mediate. Tho garniture of the
eoraacn won point laco, while the ornaments
were diamonds.
sins. potter rALarEn,
ftliin entrance.
I bo lovely slater of tho bride, charmed every one
with her courteous demeanor, unci was ijuiln mi
much the centre of attraction an the bride her*
self. Her drone vu a beautiful combination of
pale pearl color, with the deepest shade of Car
diaal color for faoloii. Tiro ruQles 0 lacbu
deep passed around tho train ami tablicr. These
hud inch-wide headings lined with tho Cardinal
shade, which showed at every platt. Tho tablior
was made pointed, falling low on tbo right
side, and looped high on tho other.
Around thin passed a wreath of roses,—tea,
pink, and deep rod, with dark foliage,—while a
deep fringe foil bolow them. Tho same flowers
looped tho back and hold tho sash, which was
composed of ilia two colors. The basque was
cut iti a postillion at tho hack, and faced with tho
Cardinal color, which showed sufficiently to
heighten the effect. Tho coinage bod a group
of those roaoe on tho front, while the foliage and
buds passed back over tbo shoulders. Her orna
ments wore very handsome diamonds, while a
group of rosea decorated her hair.
Tho next on tho list, who divided tho honors
with bis beautiful mamma, was young
MASTER JIONOHK PALMER.
This young gomloman, who had arrived at the
mature ago of 8 months, was tho most elegantly
attlrod of any of tho guests. An exquisite robe
of French organdie was trimmed ou the bottom,
first with a 2-Inch wide Valenciennes Insertion,
finished with a flounce of (he same lace 4 inches
wide. The yoke and sleeves wore composed en
tirely of laco. and the robe was worn over oi,blue
silk slip, and tied at the waist t with a broad
blue silk sash. ■ ■
MBS. BENJAMIN HONORS, 4 .
an aunt of tho bride, wore an elaborate dress of
lilac satin and Ohantiily lace. A narrow platting
was ou tho bottom, aud a row of loco 2 inches
wide. Above this was a wide six-plaited flounce
of satin, over which, and nearly covering it, was
a deep Chantilly flounce. A Chantilly point was
draped behind, tho ends falling in front, those
being caught together with buuobes of English
violets. The basque was covered with a laco
cuirass. It bad laco flounces on (ho alcoves, and
a garniture of violets. Ilor ornaments wore
diamonds.
MBS. OEN. COSTER
wore a dross of pale lilac silk, trimmed with
deep purple. Tho train was of pale silk, tho
flounces relieved by tbo deep purple. It bad a
triplo-noiutcd apron in front, with French folds
and pipings of tho light silk; plain pointed
basqnoof dark silk piped with the light shade,
and point-loco raffles at nook oud wrists.
MRS. HALL,
mother of one of the bridesmaids, wore a block silk
with wide organdie plottings, over which wore
two deep Chantilly flounces. A Chantilly shawl
was draped from the shoulders, while her orna
ments wore jots.
MRS. TOWLEB,
of Springfield, wore an elegant black silk cos
tume, trimmed with puffs running obliquely
across tho tablior, with Jot fringe. It had a
train of velvet, with velvet sash. Ilor hat was
trimmed with blue, and blush-roses.
Her daughter, a young Miss not yet intro
duced. wore apaio blue silk dress, with knife plait
mgs ou tbo bottom and waist. A pretty garni
ture of flowers completed this simple aud girl
ish costume.
suts. johk tocko scammon
wore & dross of lavender silk, with a satin over
dress trimmed with broad Valenciennes laco.
This overskirt was pointed, and was composed
of throe bands of tbo satin and three rows of
Isco. A satin saeh looped the train. This
was also trimmed with loco, while a Valenciennes
culraass covered the corsage.
suss BcnonxEß
wore ft'beautiful dross of pearl-colored silk,
trimmed on tho tablior with phitings of black
silk and lace. A point-d'Aloncou shawl was
gracefully draped from her shoulders, and an
opera bonnet completed tho coatumo.
MBS. PAY6ON
woro a ptirplo satin, elegantly trimmed with
Chantilly lace. A Chantilly lace overdress, and
rccoplion-boimot with lace trimmings and long
half wroatb“of pansies,' composed one of the
most dlstinguo toilettes worn at tho reception.
MRS. KKRFOOT
Trojo an elegant dross of, black, velvet-- A.-black
laco shawl ‘was draped from her shoulders. Her
bonnet, of black velvet, was ornamented with
palo pink ostrich tips and roses. Her gloves
matched the feathers in her bonnet.
wore a delicate toilette of palo blue and pink.
Tbs dress was of tbo blue silk, with a tablior of
knifc-plaitcd ruffles ia tho two colors, placed al
ternately in enrved lines. Tbo pink silk wan in
troduced in tho Watteau fold behind, and lined
the sashoa. Tbo corsage was a pink euirasse,
with bluo.elcoTtis. SUo woro turquoise orna
ments.
daughter of tho Hou. Isaac N. Arnold, wore a
Hull costume of cropo Usao. Tho overdress was
trimmed with a vor.v handsome fringe.
MISS' M’UOUOAI.
wore an elaborate coutumo of apricot color. Tbo
entire tablicr was of folds forming points, and
overlapping in the centre, where they mot. The
train bml an elaborate trimming of ruffles and
polio, while blue convolvuli and white roso-biuls
in long bouquets looped and ornamented tbo
dross and corsage. The oatno flowers were in
her hair, and she wore handsome coral jewelry.
sms. somn
wore ft dross of light pearl silk, trimmed with
llouncos and knife plaiting, which wore bound
and faced with dark plum color. Her ornaments
wore diamonds.
wore a drcQß of pale lemon faille, JJroad box
plaited flounces trimmed (bis, while her over
dress was of Chambory gauze, matching tho
drear. in thado. Long garland of red and pink
wild roses, with dark, variegated foliage, draped
the overdress.
wore 'a beautiful dress of pale-blue silk, caught
up with a pouffe. A low corsage had a vino of
embroidery in tho natural colors of the flowers
passing around tho neck. Similar vinos in half
wreaths adorned the tablier.
MRS. NOYES
wore ft last year’s costume designed by Worth,
and in one of his strange combinations. Throe
bhadca were used, tho darkest being a claret
color, the lightest fraisso ccraao, and an inter
mediate harmonizing shade. The sides wore ar
ranged in squares of ruffles of tho throe colors,
and in each of those was a plaited end of pale
blue silk trimmed with fringe. It was decidedly
striking in effect.
TUB BAN
was In an elegant dress of pink silk, with'over
dress of pink Chambory gauze, trimmed with
lace.
wore a beautiful dross m apricot and blno. The
dross was of apricot, with the radios faced and
piped with blno. A Chantilly loco overdress and
helm completed this. Hor ornaments wore coral.
A very otrlkiug costume was composed of light
fawn-colored silk, and Cardinal colored
velvet. The skirt was trimmed with
ruQlos of silk bonne! with velvet. A
wattcau plait formed the train, composed alter
nately of silk and velvet. Tolvot bows were
placed on this plait. The corsage was of tho
light Cardinal-colored velvet, approaching a
scarlet. This was cut low, and trimmed with a
hortlio of point lace, while a rnobo of tulle fin
ished it around the neck. The corsage was
pointed and laced In the hack. Avery narrow
tnbliorof the velvet was composed of four vor
tical puffs of the velvet.
MAS. M’conuicu
wore a light silk, apricot color, with pin-stripes
of blue. This was bound with a contrasting
color. A luce shawl and reception bonnet com
pleted this costume.
Mrs. Hadger' wore a pale lavender silk with
point jaco trimmings.
MianiJaagor was attired in a French muslin,
with Valenciennes insertion and lace trimmings
in tho overskirt and waist. Hor ornaments wore
rosea.
Mrs. Whitehead wore a rich black moire an
tique with Chantilly trimmings. Her orn&monts
were diamonds.
Mrs. Roger# was dressed in black dJk, and
Chantilly lace flow ore. •
Miss Rogers wore a lomon-colorod silk, with
an overdress of bluo cropo liege. Hor sietor was
dressed in a palo-bluo silk, with niuk trimmings.
She wore coral jewelry, and wild roses in her
hair.
Thou Haiti
“Wo oro about to unite in marriage Frederick
R. Grant ami Ida Mario Uonoro. There being no
lawful miiiodiinont to this union, the parties to
It nrenonting thorosolvoa in the preoonco and
with the approbation of their narentn, and tbo
best wishes of their largo cfrclo of friends;
moreover, being moved thereto by mutual afloo
tion, this consecration of thoirlivou to the snored
objects of marriage has a right to ho regarded
with the ihuliobt interest and tho brightest
hope, and with earnout prayer to tho Father of
Lights, from whom dcocomloth every good and
perfect gift, that 110 will bestow upon (hem that
blessing that maboth rich, amt to which Ho
addoth no sorrow.
Deeply solemn and aignidciut, my young
friends, in reference to tho holy estate
of marriage, nro tho words spoken of
It whoa it was drat ordained: ‘’Therefore
eh&li a man leave bis father and Ida mother, and
fiiaii dcaro unto hU wUe, aud they oball be odo
SUB3JUDD
MISS lUTTTE ARNOLU.
MISS STAGER
M3SS ROST JONES
JfI.SS JAEGER
MISS I'AHWELL
Till: OFFICIATING CLERGYMAN
r
flesh.” Tho strongest ties of* j_’ / affection
yield to the drawings of that/lf £74flch binds
two willing hearts in a life cotri 2" Atmhlp, and
withdraws them from all they; tJ /most loved
and trusted, to assort for them/ £ J a now sov
ereignity aud venture together ‘ - now path of
life. In thus resigning themosV or and sacred
associations of ,1110 past, ah' forth from
tho dear homo c* which life's
most cherished Joys have d, t 0 outer on
nn untried path, and whole of com
ing life to new ends and a hJTj -?/oaghtto bo a
joy to you to know that yojl Acting in accord
ance with tho will of yourtf t> r. The bliss of
Paradise was not complete' until marriage
all its Joys in tho union of tho man
whom-God had made in Ilia own imago, and
he woman whom God had formed out of man
os, o < part of his own being, to
rOlgn m his heart, to stand by his
share in bis life, Tho loss of Paradise
caunevorboannttorlonseolong as this origi
nal law of society Is honored and obeyed. Xn
that religion which seeks tbo recovery of our
race from sin and death, marriago occupies an
honorable place. JJQrdained by our Creator,
sanctioned by our Redeemer, taught alike iu tho
low and in tho Gospel, and proved by ex
perience to bo essential to tho dignity
of our nature, tbo order and security of
society, and the promotion of tbo noblest
objects of our existence, it should bo alike a
supremo joy and a high solemnity to yon to en
ter, as you nro now to do, into tho holy bonds of
motrimony. uttering vows that ore to bind you
lu a, Hfo-long fellowship. Earth witnesses
nothing more sacred than such a union of hearts
aud lives. Heaven records no vows more bind
ing than tho marriago vows in which yonr mutual
love, trust, and fidelity ore to find expression.
Assured that this fa well understood ami
appreciated by yov,|and that yon are ready, in the
light of all thob God has taught of tho duties of
husband and wife, to assumo tho obligations of
marriago, I will only remind you of a divine
precept, on tho romomhrauco and observance of
which you may entirely secure the eomplotosfc
happiness of wedded life: ” That tbo husband
so love hia wife even os himself, and tbo wife see
that abo reverence her husband.”
THE BINDING WORDS,
If now, forsaking ail others, you are prepared
to give yourselves to each other as husband and
wife, to Uvo together according to God's holy
law, you will join your right hands.
Tho young couple Joined hands.
Tho Pastor—Do you, Frederick, take this
woman whom you now hold by tho right hand
to bo your wedded wife, to bo to her a true, lov
ing, and faithful husband so long as you both
shall hvo ?
Frederick—l do.
The Pastor—And you, Mario, do yon take this
man whom you now hold by the right hand to
be your wedded husband, to be to him a truo,
loving, aud faithful wife so long &a you both
shall live ?
Mario—l do.
Tho Pastor-Then lot this faith be mutually
plighted in giving and receiving this ring.'
The ring wna exchanged and put on tho bride's
finger.
Tho Pastor—Puro and endless, lot it symbolize
tho love that makes you one. And now, having
promised thus to be faithful to each other, and
having sealed your vows by giving and receiving
thin nog, in accordance with tho law of Qod and
by virtue of the authority vested in mo by tho
laws of tho Commonwealth as a minister of tho
Gospel, I pronounco you
MAN ANU WIVE :
henceforth one in name, in interest, and in all
the Joys and sorrows of life, until it shall please
God to part you by death." And what God hath
thus joined together letnomau put asunder.
And may our Father in Uoavon bless you and
make you a blessing, and enable yon so to live
ahfoof faith in tbo Lord Joans, and of obedience
to Him, that you may enjoy tho riches of His;
grace huo, and, in tho world to come, lifo ever
lasting.
THE PRAYER.
O Lord, Creator, Preserver, and Redeemer of
Man, to Thee wo owo life with all its treasures of
good, on Thee wo are dependent for nil that
makes life desirable hero, ail that gives us hope
of bettor lifo hereafter. Wo joy to believe tb&t
Thou carcsb for us, and that In all that concerns
lifo and destiny we cau look to Tbcofor help and
guidance. Wo most earnestly pray Thee to bless
this wedded pair, to whoso marriage vows Thou
has listened, and enable them to keep these
vows faithfully wbilo they live. Teach them
Thy fear aud Thy love; load them In Thy
ways. In days of brightnoao may they not
forget the hand that blesses them. If
dat'icness come, may Thine everlasting arms en
circle them, and may tho light of Thy truth and
tho brightness of Thy presence choor them.
Make them a blessing to ooch other, to their
kindred and friends, and to all wbo may como
under their influence, and lot them live such a
life of faith, purity, nod humble obedience to
Thco that they may enjoy Thy peace in their
own hearts, auA bring forth all tho fruits of Thy
salvation, and when this life shall fall, may (hey
obtain that eternal life which Thoubast promised
to all who love and servo TJioo, through Jesus
Christ our Savior. Amon.
After the dual words and benediction (hoy
passed around the statuary, aud reversed their
positiono. Tho semicircle, of which tho coucavo
Hide hod been toward the clergyman, with Miss
Dunlavy and Gen. Forsythlou the right, toward
tbo south sido of the room, was'uow reversed,
tho bndo and groom keeping their positions,
merely turning to face their friends. Tho ilrst
aud third couple of attendants passed around,
and Look up their positions on tho north side,
while the second and fourth passed to tbo south
side. The same order was thus preserved in
their relative positions, excepting that now the
concave of tbo semicircle was presented to the
guests.
TJIC CONOBATULATIONS
now followed, tho ushers being Mr. il. H. Hon
oro, Jr., W. vi. Hall, and ..Lieut. Webster. Ml
present now wont through' tho usual formula of
wishing thohrlde, not exactlymanyhappyretums
of tho dav, as that would bo scarcely compli
mentary lo her husband, but very mauy happy
years of wedded life. At the conclusion of this
the bride and groom, preceded by tho ushers,
led the way to the supper-room, followed by
their friends in order.
THE SXTPPER.
THE SUVI'EU-ROOM
was a marvel of what wealth and good taste to
gether could accomplish. If anything wore
needed to give a stamp of refinement to tho
ensemble of a wedding ceremony uhich bad
every element of luxury and fashion about
it, th&t something was certainly displayed
iu the olognuco, grace, and chastity' of
tho supper-room and its appurtenances.
Tho view of tho table was ilazullng with
tho brigbtueeaof polished silver aud exquisitely
cut glass. The composition of the entire service
was of this order. Tho metal was silver, and
whore glass was used it was of tho richest cut,
most delicate quality, and artistic design.
THE SILVER-SERVICE
was olmost plain in the cnliro absence of gaudy
work, it possessed a value in He associations
fur beyond (bo Intrinsic worth of tbo mere octal
and its molding. Its previous oorvioo was a
harbinger of happiness. It first saw use at the
memorable wedding of * the sister of
(ho brido some four rears ago, when
Potter Palmer and hia lovely? wife wore mado
one. Cups, saucers, and plates, the standards
aud many other dishes wore of solid silver. This
was relieved aud Us dazzling effect utill further
heightened by the many graceful aud unique
vessels in Baccarat gloss, whoso value aud rority
connoisseurs will readily understand.
TUB CRYSTAL lUUNDBLIBR
put up for this “ auspicious occasion,” as the
reporters and political speakers would say, alone
cost SSOO. It lighted up tbo room with an im
mense number of burners. It was suspended
from the coiling, Immediately over tho centre of
tho table, and flashed and sparkled, and scat
tered rainbow hues upon tbo polished silver and
exquisitely cut-glass, with the dazzling effect of
fairy laud, or of 1 Aladdin’s civvo. Add to
this (bo delicate perfumes from floworu selected
with tho rarest skill, suggesting tho soft sensu
ous beauty of one of tho richest Oriental pen
pictures ovor written,—
Where the light wings of zephyr o’crsprwd with por
fnme
Wax soft o'er the gardens of Qul In her bloom,—
and tho reader may gain an idea of tho supper
room in thu Honors mansion.
TUB WAITERS.
Standing in line, ready to remove tho covers
at the signal from the major-domo, wero a score
of colored waiters hi full regulation dress, look
ing Uko rauten at a funeral whore grief had
reduced their countenanced to the hue of their
mourning-apparel, whoso solemnity of appear
ance was sauiillccd for thu occasion in
vesta of white satin and neckties
of tho same fabric, while the tenderness amt
Jubilance of their wishes wore symbolized with
Ethiopian appropriateness lu a push of white
pinned over their veils m tho neighborhood of
NUMBER 59.
thei heart. At a signal from their chef each
waiter stepped forward nod raised the slim
cover from eome elegant dlah. The gait of
these colored persons was a study. It was
something to boo and to remember. It
wan an idealization of norvlle importance. Were
they not actors lu tbiu senaational drama of real
life ? Was not their position envied by a horde
of Jealous colored persons, whodceUod to figure,
no matter how lowly, in this grand tableau?
Were they not being supplied goaorotislv with &
fund of small talk among the sable belles
of their acquaintances for wcolce to
como ? • Their manner and importance
answered the question. Nob a smUo escaped
them. They wore occupied upon a high aod
noteworthy object. They were priests of a.
lower order in tbo temple of Hymen, and ift
would' be hard to convince them that the whole
ceremony was not provided to exhibit the gentil
ity of their deportment, and the grace of their
movements, to say nothing of cho magnificence
of their attire, provided, of course, ‘‘for this
occasion only,” as they say in tho play-bills.
TUB MEND
was provided by the prince of Western caterers,
Kinsley. Tbo bill of faro was printed in mauve
ink upon the choicest cream-laid English paper.
The exterior was (uttered in illuminated miseal
toxt, and waa evidently the result of deep re
searches into tho myutorieaof typography. It wan
folded intho centre. Tho ostcrior announced that
It was in honor of Col. and Mrs. Frederick Dent
Grant, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H. H.
Uonoro. In left-hand corner waa tho data
‘‘Chicago, Oct. 20, 1874,” and In the right-hand
the residence of the bride's parents, Vincennee
avenue and Forty-seventh street. Tbo menu
was arranged in tho following appetizing order;
Slowed Terrapin. Escalloped Oyster*.
Pathos of Sweetbreads. Pathos of Turkey.
Pathos of Oyster*. - PiUeta of Snipe in paper cues.
Chicken Ualnd. Labeler Salad.
Honed Quail in Jelly In form.
OKKITtC PIKCK, KATT7IUL n.owni!«.
Groom's Cake, decorated with natural flowers.
Bride's Ceko, decorated with natural flowers,
Awortod Cako.
Vanilla- Lemon, Strawberry, reach,
Chocolate, and Coffco ice Creams.
Charlotte Ituaae. Charlotte Glace, Bi«cutt Qlace.
Poaoh Meriaßuea. Strawberry Meringuea.
Apricot Meringues.
Port Wine .Telly, Sherry Wine Jelly, Champagne Jelly,
drapes. Pears. Bananas. Oranges.
Fruit Salad,
Tea. coffee,
. King. Private Cuvee. Frappe.
In the coutro of tho table was a striking oniA*
mental
STAND OP n.OWBBS,
which stood about two feet high, and was nu
moaatod by & largo globe, or rather hemisphere
of llowcro, in which carnations, camellias, tube
roses, jasmine, and bridal roses predominated.
Vinos of Simla* trailed and wore festooned grace
fully from beuoatUik, and with every motion that
stirred tho air waves of perfume wore exhaled
from tho lovely ornament, and wafted through
tho room. Artificial porfumos grow scentless
and poor in proooneo of the richness of tb«
natural flowers.. At tho head aud foot of the
tablo woro , ....
THE BRIDE'S AND OHOOM’s CAKE.
Those wore each 22 iuchoain diameter and wens
mounted on silver standards, which girt them
with a border of polished metal 2 inches deep.
Ou this space was placed an exqnisito wreath of
tuberoses, heliotrope, Provonce-buds, and tiny
bridal-roses. A similar wreath encircled tho
cakes, wbilo a graceful bouquet of blossoms and
maiden-hair fora ornamented with a crowning
beauty of dowers tho summit of each confection.
a aureun cake
of fruits and jollies and .delicate laittels and
choice confectionaries, was a side-dish on th*
bouquet-table. It wan. formed on a basis of
delicious cake, resting on a solid silver salver,
and decorated with a pyramid of badges sacred
to military glory. In the centre was a standard
18 inches high, bearing the Bird of our country;
while tho mimic preparations for bombardment
woro ranged in ante-bellum array. Tho daintiest
conception of our country's, flag iu white satin
bore tbo inscription “ OcL 20,1871." A twin flag
bore the monogram of the brido in the moss
chaste and elaborate manner. A sugar man-of
war bristling with guns, a moaogvatnmed shield,
and a golden eagle, completed this superb cake.
It was surrounded with flowers and delicate ver
dure. This artistic and elegant gastronomic
achievement was one of tho most brilliant on
tho table,' containing no it did the most delight
ful colors iu tho jollion, with tho whiteness of
the sugar pieces and the clear jaapor glow of
tho cryctalized fruits.
At either sido of tbo table was
A DISH 01* GAME
on bollovuo, also iu silver dished, one containing
boned quail and tho other boned prairie-chicken.
The bounty of those dishes consisted in tho fact
that each was surmounted bya delicately-cooked
bird similar to those in tho dish, but, by some
mysterious art of tno cuisine, robed in their
natural plumage, and aa lull of life as though on
their native heath, Tho feathers were, how
ever, submissive to a touch, and the carver, who
know tho key to the situation, had but to touch
(ho proper spring, when they roll apart, and dis
closed tho dainty morsel beneath.
At each nf tho comers was a tall, oromenlal
pyramid of ico-crcam, delicately flavored, and
(luted with rare colors. Again, Id uniform posi
tion, came tho patties, sweet-breads, turkey, oys
ters, and fillets of snipe. Tho cakes, ices, jel
lies, fruits, and other dainties finished the orna
ments, and made a selection of edibles which
would have tempted cither an anchorite or an
epicure. Tea, coffee, and champagne frappa
wore
Ttcv. PRINCIPAL PLUIDB
offered, if indeed tho last can bo colled a fluid.
In every room there was some delicious drink
frappo, iucludiug all the fruits, delicacies, wines,
and punches, and coffee, tea, and chocolate.
This 'was a most thoughtful and desirable ar
rangement, as too frequently on such occasion*
it is almost impossible to obtain even a drink
of water.
TSB RECEPTION.
Tho more fortunate guests, having finished
their repast and done ample justice to the feast,
returned to
THE DRAWING-BOGUS,
and at half-past i tho general reception
commenced. The gorgeous and self-con
scious colored persona, buttoning vulgar
liuon jackets over their satin vests, im
mediately cleared and reset the table, and
in the briefest time imaginable it waa re
stored to its former elegance. This room, like
all tho others, waa one glowing, perfumed mass
of blossoms—pale, saintly heliotrope, dark and
ensanguined} passion-dowers, stainless virgin
lilies, scarlet geraniums, drooping fuchsia
sprays, and ruby and white bouvatdiae, pnrplo
pansies, and sweet-scented English violet roses,
in every stage, from tho baby bud to tho perfect
bloom, delicate vinoas, white jasmine, fragrant
tuberoses, Southerncrepo-mosa, oleanders, mag
nolias, and all that the hot-bouso could produce,
with trailing vines and wavy ferns, made un «
rest for tho eye which was delightful, and *
treat for another sense which ws a almost intoxi
cating.
TUB FLORAL DECORATIONS.
It has recently been considered more elegant?
for tho pair who are to tube each other for bet
tor or worse to stand beneath a floral canopy
instead of a marriage boll during tho ceremony,
and while receiving the congratulations of their
friends. Miss Honore’s wedding was, therefore,
no exception in this matter. The canopy meas
ured by 4ls feet, and was composed
of rare white flowers, camellias, tuberoses,
Spanish jasmine, white carnations, boovardlss,
roses, aud others of Flora’s dainty caskets,
“ filled to faintness with porfamo.” This cano
py was crossed with two rows of color to match
the delicate tints in the bridesmaids* dresses.
One of those bonds was of nolo blush-roses,
tho other of sweet-scented heliotrope, tbo edge
finished with a fringe of .boll-like blossoms.
Above this canopy was placed the shield and
monogram.
THE SHIELD
was made up of the national colors. The ban*
«vero composed of white and rod bonvardias.
The blue ground for tho stars was of sweet
Kurdish violets, while tho stars themselves were
formed by a single wnitp bouvardla blossom.
Upon tbo shield was placed the monogram of tbo
parties in pure white flowers. The O was
wrought in tuberoses, tbo II In tho equally sweet
scented and rare blossoms of Daphno-odora.
Between the doors hung an immense basket of
mro flowers, principally rose-buds, a fringe
of usclopias edging “• interlaced
vinos of smilax drooping over the
slues. In front of the mirrors were
smaller baskets or balls, of flowers, ouch a gem in
its kind, some special blossom predominating,
relieved by others harmonizing in perfume aud
contrasting In color, making tho bouquet as in
toxicating as tho vision wan charming.
BAUU MANTEL
was covered with floworo lu differing designs.
On one, on a dainty bed of moss, wore mats of
roecs. Delicate vases placed on these wore filled
with magnolia blooms, tbo contre*pieoo a floral

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