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A Colorful Wedding

boxerThe Summit Herald of October 12, 1901 reported that a representative of the Lackawanna Railroad met with a special committee of the Common Council to discuss lowering the tracks into a below-ground cut. The work was expected to cost half a million dollars. The Ancient Order of Foresters planned an evening of public entertainment with a comedian, juggler, and several musicians. In addition, the Edison projectoscope company was to show moving pictures related to the Pan-American Exposition and the assassination of President McKinley.

The wedding of Miss Winnifred Sackett and Mr. Edwin Risley took place in the Central Presbyterian Church, which was decorated in yellow and purple (the colors of Williams College, the groom's alma mater). The matron of honor wore her white lace wedding gown, and carried purple asters. The bridesmaids, in pale yellow silk, carried daisies. By an interesting coincidence, it was the 43rd wedding anniversary of the officiant, Rev. Theodore Frelinghuysen White.

In foreign news, the Marconi wireless company made an agreement with the Lloyd shipping agency to install "wireless apparatus" at Lloyd's offices around the world.

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