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Taylor-cope Wedding Tuesday

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St. Thomas church opened wide its doors and the whole parish apparently responded to the one hundred announcement cards that brought a large company together Tuesday, in gala array, to witness the marriage of Miss Mary Emma Taylor, of Ann Arbor, to Thomas S. Cope, of Granite, Idaho. The ceremony took place at 8 o'clock, with nuptial low mass celebrated by the Rev. Edward Taylor, brother of the bride. To the music of the wedding march, the bridal party moved slowly up the aisle. The bridegroom with the bride dressed in her traveling gown of blue and white peau de soie, followed by the bridesmaid. Miss Katharine Taylor, dressed in tan and white silk, with the best man, William Cope, brother of the groom. At the altar they were met by Father Taylor, who performed the ring service, the regular ceremony of the Catholic church. During the mass Miss Frances Caspari and Mrs. Stebbins sang "Hark, Hark, My Soul," and Miss Caspari sang an Ave Maria by Stanley. After the solemn benediction of the priest and the joyful music of the wedding march, the bridaI party turned their way homeward and at the home of Mrs. Thomas Taylor, 413 N. Division street, 25 people, glad in that happiness which makes the world kin, sat down to the wedding breakfast, and with the ferns and carnations, pledged the health and happiness of the bride and groom.

Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Taylor, of Battle Creek, Frank Taylor of Whitmore Lake, Wm. Taylor of Jackson, Mrs. M. Doody of Jackson, Mr. Francis Cope of Ypsilanti, the Misses Mary, Rose, Teresa Cope, sisters of the groom, Rev. James Downey of Monroe, Rev. Frank Kennedy of Ypsilanti.

On the 1:38 p. m. train Mr. and Mrs. Cope departed for their future home in Granite, Idaho. Showers of rice and the traditional blessings mingled with the goodbys, laughter and sighings, until bride and groom were whirled away on their wedding journey toward Spokane and Seattle, Wash., where they will visit before making their new home in Granite, Idaho. Mr. Cope has for five years been employed as bookkeeper in the lumber company of that city and Miss Taylor is almost too well known in Ann Arbor to require more than the mention of her name. It is sufficient to say that since her graduation in the High school in '97 she has been one of the most prominent and able grade teachers in Washtenaw county. Tokens of the many friendships and high esteem in which these young people are held, are seen in the numerous gifts, beautiful and costly, which will go with them as pleasant remembrances, into the making of their new home. Linen, cut glass and silver, among the most valued of which is a set of monogramed silver spoons given by the Young Ladies' Sodality of which Miss Taylor is a member. With the gifts go the good wishes of all who know them.