-7 7 MARRIAGE OF MR GERARD BOWEN TO MISS K. R. RUSSELL. A large and fashionable wedding is not an event of such frequent occurrence in the town of Wepi that the inhabitants can afford to view it with in- difference or lack of public interest. In a com- munity at once so compact and self-centred it necessarily follows that more than passing note is taken of a marriage in the family of any prominent resident, and the townspeople are quick to offer their felicitations. Last week the good people of Wem have witnessed the giving in marriage of the daughter of their venerated rector. It was not to be supposed that an occasion so auspicious, and offering such splendid possibilities in the way of popular rejoicing and congratulation was to be allowed to pass unheeded, or as if of only minor importance. The day was made memorable in "the short and simple annals" of the parishioners by the erection of triumphal arches, the decoration, of. the houses on either side of the quaint old cobble-paved streets with flags and devices, the gathering from far and near of friends and neighbours to watch the procession pass, and by the numerous other de- partures from every day routine-seemingly trivial in their way, but consequential enough in so con- tracted a sphere—that serve to impress upon the mind the fact that something a little out of the common is taking place. This is largely the secret of the warm and loyal greeting that was accorded yesterday afternoon to the principal personages who figured at the wedding of the daughter of the rector. On the previous day arches of evergreens, flowers, etc., had been erected at various conspicious points along the route, and festoons were suspended across the streets at irregular intervals. Though it had been arranged that the ceremony should not be performed until the afternoon, the town wore a general holiday aspect, though why it should do so probably even the unconscious holiday makers would have been unable satisfactorily to explain. Apparently with but few of the parishioners were both the contracting parties acquainted, though of course the Rev Harry Vane Russell, the rector of Wem, Mrs Russell, and the members of the family are widely known and justly held in high estimation. But deep and general interest centred round both bride and bridegroom, Miss Kathleen Rachel Russell, second daughter of the worthy rector of the parish, and Mr Gerard Christopher Bowen, of the Royal Munster Fusiliers. On every hand might be heard expressions of congratulation and of hopes for their future happiness in life. Fortunately, the weather yesterday was just about what it should have been for such an occasion, the heavy, drenching showers of the previous day having passed away and allowed the sun to appear in all his warmth and brilliance. The chief personages taking part in the event and the numerous guests drove from the Rectory—which is some distance from the cen- tre of the town-to the parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul, in time to arrive there at about a quarter to three. The church has not one of the most picturesque interiors, the nave and galleries being apparently of an earlier date than the chancel, and out of agreement in style with the latter. A dim religious light is admitted through the deep colouring of the eastern window, and the handsome arches, the groined roof, with its rich decorations, the delicate carving and tracery of the reredos, the rich brass and other ornaments of the super-altar, and the original devices of the mosaic floor of chancel and sacrarium can only be seen in all their completeness and splendour at a distance of a few feet. The surpliced choir met the bride, who was conducted by her father, at the church door, and preceded her to the chancel steps, where the first part of the marriage ceremony was performed. The bride was attired in a charming costume of white satin, with court train of satin brocade; she also wore a wreath of orange blossoms and a long tulle veil. Her bouquet, which was a magnificent one of pure white flowers, was the gift of the bridegroom. There were seven bridesmaids—Miss Russell and Mabel Vane Russell, sisters of the bride; Miss Meyrick and Miss Louisa Meyrick, cousins of the bride; Miss Lily Bearcroft, cousin of the bride- groom and Miss Palmer and Miss Muriel Darby. The last-named also acted as train bearer. The dresses of the bridesmaids were of moussdeine de soie, trimmed with valenciennes lace and white watered ribbons. Their hats consisted entirely of Mareschal Niel roses, and they carried bouquets of the same flower, tied with red and blue ribbons- the colours of the Royal Munster Fusiliers. Their chief ornaments were brooches (the gifts, together with the bouquets, of the bridegroom), engraved with the initials G. and K. entwined with an heraldic knot. Mrs Vane Russell, the mother of the bride, wore a dress of fawn silk, trimmed with cashmere of the same colour, and brocaded with blue. JMrs Bowen (mother of the bridegroom) wore a very effective dress of silver grey, the jupe being of silk embroidered with steel, and the bodice and train of richly brocaded satin. Among the relatives and friends of the contracting parties who were present were—Mr and Mrs H. Russell, Mr and Mrs St. Barbe Sladen, Miss Russell (Hampton Dene), Miss Laura Russell (Broadway House), Captain Carter, Mr George H. Birch, the Hon. Mrs Herbert, General and Mrs Bowen, Sir William and Lady Honyman, Miss Mary Bowen, Miss Fellows, Mrs Alfred Darby, the Viscountess Hill, the Rev. R. and Miss S. Cholmondeley, the Rev. W. H. Meredyth, Lady Corbet, Mr and Mrs Clegg, Mr and Mrs C. T. Dugdale, Rev. T. and Miss S. Meredith, Miss Cope, Mr W. H. Ward, Mrs Parker, Mr Geo. Hill, R.N., and Mrs Hill, Mrs and Miss Owen, Mr and Mrs G. H. Keyworth, Mr and Mrs B. F. Giles, Mrs Maddocks, Mr and Mrs T. Ronald, Mr H. P. Cox, Mr W. Lucas, Miss Brown, Rev. G. S. Charle- wood, Rev. H. K. Hope, Rev. F. and Miss S. Purcell, Mrs and Miss Seacome, Mr W. 0. Gordon, Captain and Miss Dickin, Mr and Mrs Robinson, Mr and Mrs Minor, Mr and Mrs Thomas Wood, the Rev. H. E. Postlethwaite, Mr Stanley Benson, and many others. The office of best man was filled by Captain Penny, a brother officer of the bride- groom. The service, which was full choral, was conducted by the Rev. George W. Pigott, rector of Upton Magna, and the bride was given away by her father. The processional hymn was that beginning "0 Father, all creating," from the new appendix to "Hymns Ancient and Modern," and in the middle of the service the hymn "Come Gracious Spirit" was sung by the members of the choir. The concluding exhortation was read from the altar, and while the register was being signed in the sacristy the choristers sang the hymn "0 perfect love, all human thought transcending." The musical part of the service was very well rendered under the direction of Mr Anthony, the choirmaster. As the bridal party left the church the magniifcen and unceasingly effective strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding march pealed forth from the organ, at which Mr Prendergast skilfully presided. As the newly-married pair emerged from the porch and entered their carriage a scene of the greatest enthusiasm on the part of those assembled in the churchyard and round the gates was witnessed. They drove off amid loud and exuberant cheers to the rectory, followed, in a few minutes, by the other friends and guests, and there the wedding breakfast was partaken of. Of course the most eonspicious object upon the table was the cake, a beautifully ornamented one supplied by Mr W. Buzzard, the famous bride cake maker, of Oxford- street, London. Mr and Mrs Gerard Bowen left the house for Wem Station in time to catch the quarter to five train for Crewe, whence they pro- ceeded to Scotland. The bride's travelling dress was a grey veil, trimmed white watered ribbon, and hat trimmed. with pink roses. The extensive and costly trousseau was furnished by Miss Grylls, of Conduit-street, London. The following is a list of the principal presents received Mr Gerard Bowen, sapphire and diamond ring; Rev Harry Vane Russell, cheque; Mrs Russell, silver-mounted travelling bag; and travelling clock; Mrs Gretton, Brussels lace, cheque, and silver pinqushion; General Bowen, cheque; General and Mrs W T Bowen, diamond ring and diamond arrow boooch; Mrs Houghton, silver tea kettle; Sir George and Lady Hamil- ton, silver tea caddy; Misser Nina and Mabel Russell, silver- backed brushes, silver clock, pair of pictures, and bell gong; Miss Russell (HamptonDene), silver dishes; Miss Bowen and Mr T Bowen, spirit case; Mr and Mrs H Russell, case of silver toilet requisites; General Meyrick, diamond and enamel brooch, silver coffee pot, and candlesticks; Misses Laura and Louisa. Meyrick, silver cruet stand; Rev the Earl of Mulgrave, breakfast and tea set; Captain and Mrs Phillips, silver- mounted salad bowl; Grismond Phillips, silver-mounted claret jug; Edward Hardy pearl and diamond pendant; Sir William and Lady Honyman, complete set of plate; Sir William Hony- man, silver cream jug; Mr and Mrs St Barbe Sladen. silver cream jug and sugar basin; the Viscountess Hill, gold-topped scent bottle; the Hon Mrs W Herbert and Miss Milbank, large silver topped scent bottle; Lady Corbet, five o'clock tea kettle; the Hon Mrs Charles Hay, silver teapot; Lady Elizabeth Dug- more, lace fan; Mrs James Bowen, silver button hook; Mrs T Bearcroft and Lily Bearcroft, pair of silver candlesticks; Capt Carter, cheque; Mrs Robert Russell and Miss R Russell, gold bangle; Mrs Francis Monckton, silver photograph frame; Capt and Mrs G Hill, salamander; Mr and Mrs G Å Clegg, silver teapot, cream jug and sugar basin: Rev W Meredyth, silver teaspoons; Frances Cotton, painted photograph screen; Rev James and Mrs Bearcroft, Benares finger bowles; Mr and Mrs Arthur Alston, tea table; Mrs Seacome, brass scissors and string box; H Parker, case of apostle spoons; Capt Evans (Royal Munster Fusiliers), silver pepper boxes G D Macpher- son (Royal Munster Fusiliers), Norwegian spoons Mr and Mrs Charles Dugdale, Benares tea tray; Mr and Mrs Alfred Darby, silver Cream jug; Mr and Mrs turner, large pair of vases; T G Reynolds (Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers), photograph screen; Messrs Butter, travelling rug; G H Birch, three water-colour drawings, he art box and silver tray; H Forester, gold bracelet; F W Hewett, R.N., silver-topped jade scent bottle; W Russell, pearl ring; Mrs Olivtr Read, silver mirror; Mr Clarke Read, silver-mounted comb; Mr and Mrs Wood silver sugar basin; Miss Dickin, silver salt cellars (in case); Captain Dickin, pair of Japanese vases; H Morris, silver bread server; Miss Fish, photograph screen; Ethel Palmer, silver heart box; Mrs Regi- nald Attwood and the Misses Brandreth, pair of large silver- mounted toilette bottles; Frank Reynolds, Bellock cruet; Mrs Reynolds, Irish embroidered handkerchief; Miss Kenrick, silver butter knife; Miss Beetenson, Hungarian vase; May Griffith, paperweight; Laura Russell, oil painting; Mrs Owen (Broadway), silver card ease; Mrs George Philipps, flower vase; Mrs and Miss Fenn, painted mirror; Mr and Mrs Bibby, travelllng clock; Frank Bibby and Miss Bibby, silver sugar basin; Mrs Hales, china teapot; H L Dodd, Roman lamp; Sophy Sherbrooke, candlectick; Peter Sherbrooke, silver book marker; Rev G and Mrs Egerton, ivory paper knife; Miss Macquhae, ostrich feather fan; Mr Keyworth, Benares vase; Miss Hardy, sofa cushion; Reginald Bearcroft, silver pepper- box May Fellows, silver photograph frame; Rev Edmund Farrer, silver-topped scent bottle; Mr and Mrs Nicholas Robinson, silver box; Miss Patten, covered cup and saucer; Mr and Mrs Faraday Giles, pepper-boxes Rev P Mason, china ornament; Emily Matthews, flower vases; Mr and Mrs Robinson, silver cake knife and fork; Mrs Cartwright, lemon squeezers; Lilian Hunter, china ornaments; Rev H K Hope, "The Imitation of Christ;" Frederick Corfield, pair of cut-glass dishes; Mrs and Miss Watson, brass writing set; Mr and Mrs Prendergast, Canterbury; the Misses Cops, claret jug and glasses; the Misses Meredyth, five o'clock tea- cloth; Mrs Fletcher, brass writing set; Miss Sworder, piece of work; Mrs Augustus Harboard, Salviati glass ornament; an old friend, inkstand; Mrs Strong. Sat- snma vases; Messrs Jones and Graty, carved oat settle; Mrs Breeze, pair of vases; Mrs Lowcock, liqueur bottle and glasses; Mrs John Gill, silver tray; Mrs Harmer, crucifix, case of apostle spoons; Mrs Lloyd and family, brass brackets; the Misses Purcell, hand-painted frames; Mrs Arthur Wood, cheese scoop; Mrs Par- sons, egg cruet and chair back; Mrs Woollam, silver frame; Mrs Metcalfe, china vases; Mr and Mrs Borlase Willock, silver pepper-boxes; the Misses Nash, blue velvet sachet; Mrs Vaughan and Mrs Nix, vases; Mrs Briggs, silver glove bottoner; the teachers and children of the Wem National Day and Sunday Schools, silver card-case; teachers and children of the Infant School, work-basket; in-door and out-door servants at the Rectory, white and gold tea set; the parishioners of Wem, silver punch bowl and case; Mrs Edwin Clarke, vases; Agnes Ravenscroft, vases servants at General Bowen's, silver-mounted uncle Toby and goblet; girls of Miss Mabel Russell's Sunday class, silver photograph frame; Mrs Dugdale, cake and bread and butter stand Mrs Bearcroft, Meer Hall, Worcester china; Mrs Stewart Fellows, Normandy products; Mrs Brown, carved oak clock and many others. The silver punch-bowl given by the parishioners of Wem was of most handsome appearance and elaborate workmanship. It was supplied by Mr W. H. Beddow, jeweller, of High Street, Wem, and bore the following engraved inscription:- Presented to Kathleen Rachel Russell, on the occasion of her marriage with Gerard Christopher Bowen, with the good wishes of her father's parish- ioners. Wem, 6th August, 1889."
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CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. At Pembroke-Dock on Saturday week, before the Mayor, I. Smedley and J. Lewis, Esqrs.—John Emmant, Baker and Coal Dealer, Waterloo, Pem- broke, was summoned by Inspector Clarke, R.S.P.C.A., for cruelty to an ass by causing it to be overloaded and worked whilst in an unfit state, on 17th June last. The evidence proved that the animal was seen struggling up Waterloo Hill, in the direction of Pembroke Ferry with a load of coal, so overladen, that it took over an hour to get up the hill, being assisted by 7 or 8 boys pushing behind. Under the harness was found two sores the size of a two shilling piece with blood and matter adhering to the girth, which was cutting into the sores. The case was proved by P.C. Pulker and Inspector Clarke on 13th ult,, and was adjourned for the accused to bring witnesses for the defence. He now pleaded,guilty, and was fined 2s. 6d. and 7s. costs.
MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR IN LONDON, On Monday afternoon, Dr VVynn Westcott, the deputy-coroner for Central Middlesex, held an inquest at the Paddington Coroners' Court, Edgware-road, London, concerning the death of E. Lambert Branhahn, aged 45 years, a commercial traveller to Messrs Bentley and Company, of Man- chester, who resided at Briton Ferry, Glamorgan- shire, and who was found dead in Kensington Gardens on Friday last, under the following circum- stances. The evidence showed that the deceased had not enjoyed good health for some considerable time, that he suffered from heart disease, and being unable to obtain sleep, had been in the habit at times of taking chloral to procure sleep. For the last month he had been in London on business, and had been staying at the Devon Hotel, London-street, Paddington. He left there on Friday morning after breakfast, stating that he was. going for a walk. In the afternoon he was seen seated against a tree at Bucks Hill, Kensington Gardens, holding up a paper before him, and it was thought by the park keeper that he was reading. Some twenty minutes later, however, the paper had fallen down, and it was noticed that he was apparently in an insensible condition. He was placed in an ambu- lance and removed to St. Mary's Hospital, where, on being examined, life was found to be extinct. Twenty or thirty yards from where the deceased was found some boys picked up a bottle, which on being examined was found to contain a small quantity of chloral. The jury returned a verdict That the deceased died from coma, following the taking of chloral, when suffering from disease of the heart, liver, and kidneys, and that the death arose from natural causes."
A TITLED ORGAN GRINDER. Amongst the nobility who this year are patro- nising Southaea is the celebrated Viscount Hinton, whose eccentricity has raised him to a pinnacle of fame. Disowned by his father, his lordship was hard put to earn a living. The army, navy, bar, and Church alike seemed closed to him, and finding that his talent lay music-wards, he started to earn a precarious living as an organ grinder. In pursuit of his "profession" he may often be seen in the streets of London. But the season is over, and the peregrinating viscount has gone to Southsea for a change of air. Each evening, near the New Pier, escorted by his wife, at one time a ballet girl in the Surrey Theatre, he discourses sweet music, and as soon as a crowd has collected explains that he is the son of a peer. And the affecting story seldom fails to draw in the money.
HAVERFORDWEST TOWN COUNCIL. The Quarterly Meeting was held on Friday last, the mayor (Mr E. Eaton Evans, alderman) presiding.—Touching the police superannuation fund, a letter was read from the clerk of the county council requesting that the amount of this fund (about £300) should be transferred to the Council. The mayor said the fund was charged with the pension of several superannuated officers, and could only be transferred upon an arrangement that such pensions be continued to be paid by the county council, and subject to a deduction of the amounts paid by their treasurer since the 1st of April.-The Town Clerk said he had received communications from other boroughs similarly situated on the subject. They seemed to doubt how the transfer could be legally made, but section 62 of the Local Government Act provided a course for settling any difficulties.-The Town Clerk was instructed to reply to the letter and furnish a statement.-The mayor said he had received, with surprise and regret, a letter from Mr John Lewis, their treasurer, in which Mr Lewis said that he had entered into an arrangement which will render it necessary for him to leave Haverfordwest at an early date. He had therefore the painful duty of tendering his resignation, which he did with very much regret. He could never sever his official connection with the borough after more than 20 years' service without acknowledging with great sincerity his indebtedness to all the members of the corporation for their invariable courtesy, and kindness to him. Mr Lewis said the question had been for some time under his consideration, and at length he had come to a final decision. He hoped the council would make arrangements to relieve him of the duties of his office by the end of September next, up to which period his accounts would be made up. The resignation was accepted, and it was arranged that an early meeting would be called to consider what steps should be taken for the future. In answer to a question from the chair, the treasurer said he had not received from the Home Office the moiety of the police expenditure for the half-year ending 25th March last from" the Government grant.-The Town Clerk said he was under the impression that the amount would be paid by the county council for that half-year, although it expired before the Local Government Board Act came into operation. He was directed to write to the Home Secretary for the informa- tion.-The mayor said the finance committee had had before them a batch of preliminary accounts of engineers and others relating to the supplementary water scheme. The matter was then referred to a special committee.
HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS are the best, the cheapest, and the most popular remedies. At all seasons and under all circumstances they may be used with safety and with the certainty of doing good. Eruptions, rashes, and all descriptions of skin diseases, sores, ulcerations, and burns are presently benefited and ultimately cured by these healing, soothing, and purifying medicaments. The Ointment rubbed upon the abdomen, checks all tendency to irritation of the bowels, and averts dysentery and other disorders of the intestines. Pimples, blotches, inflammations of the skin, muscular pains, neuralgic affections, and enlarged glands can be effectively overcome by using Hollo- way's remedies according to the" instructions" accompanying each packet. Mr Thomas Davies better known as 11 Davies, Principality," died on Monday, after a short illness, at his residence, Luton-place Cardiff. Mr Davies was a native of Newport, Pembrokeshire, and came to Cardiff 41 years ago, upon the removal of the Principality newspaper to that town, holding the position upon it of collector. He was a deacon and formerly a preacher with the Independents, and was respected by a large circle of friends. The Rev. John Warlow Davies, M.A., New Zealand, is his son. Mr Davies was in his 78th year. Well, doctor, how did you enjoy your African journey? How did you like the savages?" "Oh, they are a kind-hearted people; they wanted to keep me there for dinner.
I am glad to hear that we are to have an inquiry into the management of our hospitals and other medical institutions. Some of these are splendidly endowed, but many more are wholly dependent upon voluntary current contributions. The im- mense volume, of these furnishes a glorious-contra- diction to the pessimistic proverb about man's inhumanity to man. Yet the learned leeches who control our hospitals might be daughters of the horse leech, on account of their continual cry of Li ve, give I" I do not say that the funds at their disposal suffice, for their beneficent purpose; but I do say that they might be made to go much farther than they do. Waste in management, ultra-sectional establishments, and abuse by non- qualined patients are amongst the many caasetof much squandering of publicly subscribed money. It is difficult to see exactly how to deal with private and specialist institutions. But even in these cases inquiry can do no harm, and may do much good. As to hospitals of a more general character, some scheme of reform is an urgent and a pressing need. I understand that the title of Messrs Sims and Pettitt's forthcoming new play at the AdelphI is to be "London Day by Day." This looks like a neat annexation of a familiar heading in the journal of the Greatest Circulation. But it is a good round and sound melodramic title, neverthe- less, and I doubt not the clever collaborateurs have made it all right with the house of Lawson. M. Marius will have a good part in the piece-that of one of those foreigners in whose stage-presentment he isfacile princeps in London just now. This in- dustrious gentleman does not therefore intend to give up his general management of the Avenue. But he will, I suppose, have to depend a little more upon his colleagues, the stage and the acting managers. —— "The Headless Man," produced at the Criterion last Saturday, will probably run merrily enough to the end of its brief career. I think, however, it is just as well for Mr Burnand that it is to be so soon withdrawn, as it does not appear to have any of the elements of longevity. Its motion is fresh and unhackneyed, but the play lacks variety, and is not strong enough to sustain the burden of three acts. It is a one-part play, but with Mr Wynd- ham in the one part, this can hardly be considered a drawback. It, however, is also a play of one idea, and this, I take it, is fatal. Not all Mr Bur- nand's merry quips and cranks—those verbal felicities of which he is the greatest living master -and not all Mr Wydham's vivacity and vraisem- blance could keep the interest alive to the end. A comedy which begins with a hearty laugh and ends in an ill-suppressed yawn on the part of the audience is only a comedy by courtesy. My ad- vice to the author the "Headless Man is, cut it down to a one act farce." A very pretty marriage waa that of Lady Mary Napier Gore, sister of the present Earl of Arran, and Mr Herbert Brisbane Ewart, son of the Governor of the island of Jersey, at St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, on Tuesday. Lord Ruthven, in the absence of the Earl, gave away the bride, who wore a white satin dress with a Medici collar and a Court train, and the bridesmaids were dressed similarly. A very funny incident occurred during the service. As the choir sang The Voice that Breathed o'er Eden one of the pipes of the organ went wrong, and uttered a piercing screech. Talking of church anthems, let me tell you that when the sister of the late Dean of Hereford died, aged 102, the choir started singing Brief Life is Here our Portion!" And only a few days ago in a church in Yorktown, near Aldershot, the choir was singing "Lead, Kindly Light," when every light in the building extinguished itself. Verily it must be acknowledged that the weaker sex are getting on-even in cricket. A right joyous gathering was it that last Wednesday wit- nessed the contest between Miss Gilbey's eleven of maidens fair and an equal numher of damsels hailing from Maidenhead, the field of battle being the dainty cricket ground attached to Wooburn House, the seat of Mrs Gilbey in Buckingham- shire. Fancy two stalwarts knocking up 67 and 57 respectively in a broiling sun, for this is what Miss Gold and Miss Gilbey did for the home team, the total of the latter amounting to the highly respectable one of 181. The riparians from Maidenhead, though brave, could not withstand the deadly aim of the Gilbey family so well, and had to succumb with the more modest totals of 22 and 32 Pretty faces, pretty frocks, and pretty play were the order of the afternoon, though it was a marvel there were no sunstrokes, Thanks to the munificence of one of their most constant friends, the East-enders are to have a Winter Garden at their People's Palace. When will the day come that we shall be provided with one at this end of London? Birmingham is at last to be the centre of a bishopric, for. although the aged prelate at Hartle- bury Castle will not (despite many hints) resign his diocese, he has at length consented to its division. I hope a Black Country man will be appointed, but much wonder if he will sign himself "Brum." The fish breeders who are opening up a new, industry in this country (or is it merely reviving an old one?) have got over one of their difficulties with regard to the transportation of fish, for I hear from Malvern that Mr Burgess lately sent four thousand two-year-olds from his hatchery down to Sir Thomas Dyke Acland's at Exeter without the loss of a single fish by the way. The paarriage of Mr Munro Ferguson, M.P., of Raith and Novar with Lady Helen Blackwood will take place early in September at Clandeboye, co. Down, the Marquis of Dufferin's seat in Ireland. W.