» Marriages are by no means rare m Timaru, as the registrar's books and the newspaper notices show, but some modes of solemnising marriage are very seldom used here. A marriage was conducted yesterday according to the Jewish rite-tha first, we are informed, that has ever taken place m Timaru — when Mr J. H. Keesing, of Wanganui, was united to Miss Clara Salek. The ceremony took place at the residence of the bride's parents, Theodocia street, at one o'clock m the day, and was conducted by Rabbi I. Zactiariah. formerly of Christchurch, now of Greymouth. Among those present were the bride's parentß, Mr Heury Keesing, of Auckland, and Miss Keesing, father and sister of the bridegroom ; Mrs Aschman, of Lyttelton, aunt of the bride, Messrs S. and W. Salok, and Misses S. and M. Salek ; Mrs Moss Jonas, Miss Moeiler, of Wellington, and Mrs Zachariab ; Messrs J. Gall, of Fairlie Creek, 0. Zander, of Ashburton, and D. Zander, of St. Andrews, Mr Newman, of Dunedin, Mr Levien, and a number of other friends. An apology was sent from Mr Moss Jonas, Mayor of Ximaru, on account of important business detaining him. The ceremony was'an exceengly impressive one, and the Kabbi m the course of it gave an earnest and practical exhortation to the young couple on the moral duties and responsibilities of their new mode of life. The bride was dressed m a robe of white cashmere, with girdle of pearl beads and buttons to match, diamond bracelets, handpainted white kid-gloves, and the usual veil and orange blossoms. The wedding-presents, moat of them collected m the room whore the ceremony was, made a good display. They included a handsome piano, 5 o'clock tca-ser-service m si'ver, silver teapot, eggstand.cruet. fish-slices, large gold brooch, a dozen silver teaspoons and £20 note, nnrble clock, and £5 note, quaint jug and goblets m horn, silver mounted, biscuit caskets m crystal and oak, handsome diamond bracelet, epergne, pair of diamond earrings, crystal deßsort set, £10 note, and a variety of ornamental embroidery Bnd other needlework m cushions, drapes, etc Mr and Mrs Kecßiog left for Wanganui by the express m tho afternoon.
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