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Becomes A Duchess

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NEW YORK, Nov. 6.- The Duke of Marlborough and Miss Consuelo Vanderbllt were marrled at St. Thomas church, Fifth avenue and FifLy fchlrd street. The threatening aspect of the weather early in morning preventod the gnthoring of a large crowd, although as early as 80'clock a numbcr of woinen had monopolized tho en trance to the Twombly mansión joining the church, and their oxample was followod by lator arrivals, who took advantage of railings, doors, and garden plots, and in some cases windowsills were occupied by women. As the hour for opening the church approached many of the guests, who were waiting in the vicinity in in their carriages, drove up to the entrances on Fifty-third street and Fifth avenue, and alighting, goc in line in a good-natured way. Arrivals Eagerly Scanned. The crowd at this time begau to swell and the pólice, in charge of four precinct commanders uuder instructions f rom Inspector Kortwright, kept the spectators moving, none being permitted to loiter in front of the approaches to the edifice, and there was no unneeessary crush in tho immediate vicinity of the entrances through which the bridal party or guests had to pass. Every arrival at the church v.ts eagerly scanned by the crowd, but very little coukl be seen of any of the costumes by outsiders, owing to the awnings which were closed the entire length of the curbs and which proven ted the guests f rom being seen ou alighting from their carriage. The crowd, however, made up for this by siirrounding the carriages which were in line, men and women scrambling and jostling against each other in their eagerness to see the occupants. Scène in the Cliurch. The scano inside the church was one which will never be forgotten by thoso who were fortúnate enough to have gained admission. The church was not orercrowdüd and the arrangcments were perfect. Women of wealth and social p-ominence vied with each othcr in tho riohness and grandeur of their equippage, lending to the occasion the briliiancy of an old world court function. The guests, as they were admitted, were conducted to pow3 by the ushers. A t half -past 10 Dr. Warren, the organist, cntered tho choir stftlis, attired in cassock surplice and crimson hood, and tor over an hour performed a varied programmo on the orgjn. This programme was followed by one porformed by the New York symphony orchestra with Walter Uamrosch as director. Mrs. Vanderbilt and Sir Julián Paunccfote represeuting the duke's family, enterod the church through different doors shortly before noon. The bridegroom, accompanied by hls best man, then walked from the vestry to the chancel rail where they wore soon joined by the bride and her maids. The Marriage Cereniony. Miss Vanderbilt was preceded by her bridesmaids. She followed, leaning upon the arm of her father, W. K. Vanderbilt. When the brido reached the chancol rail the choir, acoompanied by organ and harp, sang ilO Perfect Love; All Perfect Love Abounding," set to nnisic by Barnaby. At its conclusión Dr. Brown, the rector, caniL' forward and in tones of a sonorous tenor voica, read the introductory and charge. Dr. Brown was followed by Bishop Potter, who, aided by Bishop Littlejolm, performed the marriage cere niony, which bogan, at 12:30 o'clock. Thu choir then Bang the anthem from the English service "God Be Merciful Unto Us and Bless Us." ïhe benediction was then pronounced and tho bride, leaning on the arm of the groom, entered the vestry, whero the marriago register was signed and witnessed by Mrs. Vanderbilt, W. K. Vuuderbilt, Sir Julián Pauncefote, Dr. Browu, and Bishops Potter and Littlejohn.


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