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A SPORTING PEER'S WEDDING.

Tle London " Siar " gives the following amuelDg desor'pUoa of the marriage of EngUnd'e greatest sporting peer, the Duke of Portland.

The Duke of Donovan was married at Sb, Peter'*, Eaton square, to Mies DallasYoike* The racy wbb timed for 12.15. As Ih'jr^ were only two starters It may be sa'rt to have resolved itself into a matoh and a very good matoh too. Toe publlo Interest in the event was enormous . A^., couple of hours before the time fixed the aouraa was thronged with spectators, and the enol:)Bures, whan the doors were, opened, ao n hold a brilliant gathering, amocgat wbom were — m addition to oesrly nil th» dakt.a, marchionesses, lords, and la'les In the peerage — Sir John A.911«y, Sir Ce uge Worabwell, Mr Vyner, Mr Merry, and othor woii.knowo sports men. ThaDu< : e wan

FIBBT ON VlfiW. He wore hta famous magpie colors whlob, on bo' many previous brUlhnfc occasions, have been carried first pist the post ; blaak and white—* & bbok frock coat with white collar and wristbands. He drove dowD shortly before 12 and entered through the private entranoe of the clerk of the course, the Rev John Storri. From there he was paraded before the multitude and m\de his way to the startIng post to join his bride. His appearooa prO7cked general expressions of approval. He seemed In ttp-top oondltion, fit to run for any man's life, and he looked all over a thorough good geoerom animal without the smallest touoh of temper. Tha beautiful or&atnre with whom he was to bo matched was not paraded. She was taken direofc to the start* ing post at the west door, where t he Daka was waiting foe her, aooompanled by his brother, Lord Henry Banticok, M,P. She was sb hmctsome as paint, aid every, one aa they saw the two at olosa quarter* conceded that A BETTER MATCHED PAIB there ooald not be. Her party was a vary strong one, Mr and Mis Dallas* Yorke were there, and immediately aft*? the bride oame little Lord Haddon, tb * five-year old eon of the Marquis of Granby, and Master the Hon Ivan Hay, Lord K lmaroook's boy, who were dressed like Fcinoas ia the Tower, and aftoHj^MMSB pages, Then oame the bridesmaids, Ltdy Ottollne Bentlnok. the Dake's sister, the Hon Catherine Russell, Miss A.llce Gren* fell, Miss Pollard, Mies Violet and Hysolnh BentincV, Lady Marjorle Manners, the Mon Uileen Elliott, and Miss Elsie Graham, who all lookei lovely in their whlta satin oostnmes with puffed sleeves, and white hats with b'g white feathers. They wore Donovan diamond bracelets and brooobei, The bride looked rare t»nd radiant, in all white, eatln, lace, and fljweis. wish the famous Portland string of white pearla round her neck, and a big diamond brooch In the form of a thlatle, whioh the Ayrshire tenants had given her. The procession moved olowiy up the middle aisle. the while the spectators, aristocrats as well mb commoner?, STOOD UP ON THEIR OHAIB3 to get a better view, and the Portland tenants in the galleries ooald hardly keep them salves from chesting. At the chancel steps the real racing began, eaoh of the pair going very strong and well. Mr Dallas-Yorka stepped forward when the Bishop of Lincoln, who officiated as starter and judge, Inquired for his daughter's nominator. Close together the pair ran over the familiar course. When towards the end the Duke was asked a severe question he responded gallant'y and at the "I will" he led by a length. Bat immediately the Inquiry <raß pot to M'ss Dallas - Yorke. SEH OAME UP LEVEL in the nicest manner, end the pair ran on together close to the rails, through the Responses and the Fihai Sappllaatloo, and Benediction, unt 1 at the finish the Bishop wss anabl) to separate them, and the fhal result was given : — Portland ... „c . „, + Dallas- jforke ... ... ... t A dead heat. Mls3 Dallas- Yorke, however, takes the Matrimonial Stakes. After that a move was made to the altar rails, where the concluding portions of the ceremony were gone through, and where the Bishop of Lfnooln delivered himself of a special address, In whioh he exhorted the Duke to pat to good uies the splendid opportunities wbioh had been given him, and pointed out how not his noble station not his great possessions, but LOVE ALONE ooald ensure him happiness. It was an eloquent addrese, to whioh the Daka listened with bowed and resprotful head, and when he walked with his bride tall and radiant, on hie arm into the vestry there was Indeed a look In his honest, open face, as of a man whose ambition of achievement has not been satiated by winning the Derby twice rnnnlng. The bride looked a little serious, too, but prondand happy. "Doesn't she lookjlook lovely?" asked a little ten year old In the transept of those around her. " She does, indeed,' 1 an elderly gentleman replied, "and when you grow up, my dear," he added, "shall yon be a duchess ? "I shall if I can," the ten year old answered promptly enough. Bat It is not every ten year old to whom fortune brings the chances of the lady who was this morning Miss Dallas- Yorke.

The Dake and Duchess drove away to Vlsooaut Oranbrook's house Id Groivenor orescent;, and from there tbey went la the afternoon to beautiful Welbeok for the honeymoon. The presents were in keeping with the look of Donovan's owner and with the beauty of his bride. It #as In the wretohedest of weather that the bridal party entered the ohuroh. When they left it, the aun was shining.

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A SPORTING PEER'S WEDDING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2200, 15 August 1889

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