Oliver marries Alva

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Oliver marries Alva - . Q. H. P. T, Mrs. Alva S. Vanderbilt Married...
. Q. H. P. T, Mrs. Alva S. Vanderbilt Married Privately This Morning. MAYOR STRONG OFFICIATED. The Ceremony Was Private, at the Home of the Bride The Wedding Notice Published Off for Newport, Where They Will Stay for a Short Time Soon, to Take an Extended European Tour. The marriage of Mrs. Alva S. Vanderbilt end Oliver H. P. Belmont to - day, in New York, was announced this morning. The ceremony ceremony took place at Mrs. Vanderbilt's residence. residence. Seventy - second street and Madison uvenue. Mayor Strong officiated. When the mayor was asked, at the New - York city hall, to - day, whether he was the official who made 'Mr. Belmont and Mrs. Vanderbilt Vanderbilt man and wife, he refused either to affirm or deny the rumor. The official marriage marriage notice, however, was printed this afternoon afternoon in the New York Evening Post. It is expected that this afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Belmont will leave New York on their wedding Journey to Newport, where both have large establishments. It is understood that after a brief stay in Newport, where arrangements will be made for the care of their property, they will go on an extended tour to Europe. Considerable surprise is expressed that the mayor should have been asked to perform the ceremony, as it was understood that the Rev. E. Walpole Warren of the Holy Trinity Episcopal church in Forty - second street, New York, or some other clergyman of that church, would be chosen by Mrs. Belmont. Miss Smith, the only sister of Mrs. Belmont, Belmont, is the only witness known to have been present at the ceremony this morning. The knowledge of the wedding leaked out through the forgetfulness of the mayor and the quick wit of his cabman. The mayor was found at his home early this forenoon by friends of the contracting parties and he consented consented to tie the nuptual knot. He called a cab and was driven to the residence of Mrs. Vanderbilt, on the southwest corner o Seventy Seventy Seventy - second street and Madison avenue, and after a few formalities the ceremony was performed. The mayor then went away in the cab and arrived at the city hal. In getting out of the cab he left his official marriage registry book on the seat and entered his office. Meanwhile the cab driver, whose name is not given, descended descended from the box and found the book. He opened it in order to see what it contained, and on the last leaf found written the record of the marriage. Cabby lest no time in making known the record of the event and the news flew up and down Park row. Then the mayor was in formed that he had left the registry in the cab and it was restored to him. He was startled a few minutes afterward when score of reporters hastened into the mayor's office and he at first refused to affirm or deny the report. Shortly afterward, however, he admitted that he had performed the ceremony. When seen by an Eagle reporter this afternoon afternoon Mayor Strong was very reticent about his part in the ceremony, He said, however, that when he got to the Vanderbilt residence at 10 o'clock he was immediately ushered up etairs to the drawing room, wihere the bride and bridegroom were awaiting him with a few friends. The mayor declined to say who the witnesses were to the wedding. "I was not," he said, "in the house more than ten or fifteen minutes. I used the Epis copal service and no ring was used." "Did you kiss the bride?" hazarded the reporter. reporter. Mayor Strong regarded his visitor quizzically quizzically and replied, with a wink: "That's rather a private matter, is it not? I married married them and shook hands with them and wished them all happiness, and then I came away. It was all over in fifteen minutes. minutes. They were writing out the marriage notices when I came away." Mrs. Vanderbilt was quietly dressed, as if prepared for traveling. She did not wear her hat or gloves. SHOT ON THE STREET. Boone, la., January 11 Stanhope Roy - ster shot to death W. E. MacFarland on the public square. The victim is a wealthy banker and the slayer a prominent farmer. It was alleged that MacFarland had disgraced IS

Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle11 Jan 1896, SatPage 1

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)11 Jan 1896, SatPage 1
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