julia's wedding 6/3/1896
FLAGS AND FLOWERS Miss Julia R, Baird Is Wedded to LIt. Oeorge D. Holmes. MARRIED MID MILITARY Bride Is a Daughter of Major G-. G-. G-. "W". Baird, United States Axmy. ' . Number of Officers in Attendance Aronaon-Lyon Aronaon-Lyon Aronaon-Lyon Nuptials Other Events of Society. Miss Julia A. Baird, daughter of Major George W. Baird, V. S. A., was married lsst evening at the New England Congregational Church to Mr. George D. Holmes. It was a wedding In which tbe pomp and brilliancy of the military added color and distinction distinction to the more somber and commonplace atmoaphere ot the civilian. The evening dress of every-dey every-dey every-dey life waa relieved by tbe gold and the blue of the army. Major George W. Baird, the lather of the bride, is a Paymaster In the United-States United-States United-States Army, stationed at Chicsgo. He bas a locg record of service, dating from tbe civil war, and la well known In military circles. Mr. George D. Holmes, tbe groom, is connected connected with th firm ot A. C. McClurg ic Co. ot this city. ' Among those present were: Messrs and Mesdamee O. B. Green. M. H. Blatchford. George M. C '.ark. Ira C. Wood. General and Mrs. 3. B. Leake. Lieutenant John T. Thompson. The wedding ceremony was performed st 8 o'clock by the pastor of the church. Rev. J. G. Johnson. D. D. Tbe church was prettily decorated wita palms, smilax. gardenias, and flags. The organ loft was screened with palms, and below below there bung a large flag, forming the background for another banking of green, through which the colors and tbe folds of the representation of the military could be seen. On either side of tbe loft were stands of national colors. Miss Martha M. Baird. sister of the bride, acted aa maid of honor, and Mr. David Holmes ot Orange, N. J., brother of the groom, as best man. The ushers were Captain G. K. McGuunegle. Fifteenth Infantry; Lieutenant S. E. Smiley. Fifteenth Infantry; Lieutenant Frank E. Harrlss. First Artillery; Lieutenant Alston Hamilton, First Artillery; Charles Blatchford. Blatchford. George H. Baird, Harris Slaymaker of Evanston and Albert Moore of St.- St.- Paul. . Lulu Baird Hathaway and Paul Hathaway, the children of General Hathaway, acted a flower-bearers. flower-bearers. flower-bearers. Ataaosphere Waa Military. From behind tbe tasteful screen of green and red. white, and blue came an arrangement arrangement of patriotic airs, while the guesta were arriving, gathering force, strength, and feeling feeling from tbe unaccustomed tones of the organ. - The arriving guests were showtTlheir seats by one of the military ushers, with a sword at bis side, or by a less glorious individual In the black and white of convention. A few momenta after 8 o'clock Captain McGunnegle and Lieutenant Harris appeared appeared at the main door of the vestibule, and the tones of the organ changed into the wedding march from "Lohengrin." Slowly the two officers advanced, followed by the other ushers, civilian and military alternating. alternating. Following the children' bearing flowers came the maid of honor, and the bride upon tho arm of her father. At the foot of the aisle tbe groom stepped forward, while the varied party grouped about-, about-, about-, lha eleetevmafi aha hrllllne nf tha jteaaev uniforms giving a tint of that prettiest ot all functions, a military wedding. . After tbe ceremony- ceremony- the bridal party were driven to the Baird borne. So. 60a Division street, where, in the prettily decorated rooms, with its flowers and ferns and flags and array ot presents," a wedding dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Holmes left last night for a short wedding tour.