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A Justice Outwitted By A Little Girl

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following conceruing ayoung couple who wanted to marry in ihat city : A man giviog hm name as John W. Mitchel! called upon Justice Jeoko, and requcBted his attendance in lus official oapacity at the Olive Streot Hotel. 1 he good-looking Justice starled off post. haste, and bchig introdiioed to the bride, iouud that she was a mere child, not more than thirteen or fourteen years of oge. Her nauie she said was Maria F. Casey, her residenee Clinton county, Illinois. She had eloped with Mitchell with the delibérate intention of marriage, which she desired peri'ormed as speediiy as possible. The usually urbane justiee refnsed to act the parsou in such an evidently immature cago, and retirrd. Mitchell, '.e jver, waa not to be thwartcd in his pUuiü, and called upon Jugtice Lawrence to do up the littlo job. Meanwhile, the little jjivl very slirewdj came to her lover'g relief óv darkening tiie room, and upon the anival of the 'Squire, placed hersolf upon a ftool, so that sha lookcd fully a& tal! and a grent deul pretticr thau the nervous bridegroom. Tho uusnpl)isti:..-.ted justice was fairly caught in love's triip, and speedily laun. lied the pair into the turMd ui il sqnally sea of matrimony.