Press enter after choosing selection

Novel Nolle Prosequl

Novel Nolle Prosequl image
Parent Issue
Public Domain
OCR Text

A langlr.ible mairhuouul incident oocurrcd in Barry cimnty afow days since. A rij ral Bwaiu of 19 summcri, accompsned by a biushing maiden greatly liis senior, put in an appcarance bcíore a country mafjistratü, and requefted him to eend tliem dowo life's journey hand in hand, "unül deatli should tliem part." Of cour.-c tha twain were quiclíly ínade one ñeab. In answer to tbe inquiry, "IIow much for the job ï" the bridegroom wa iníormed tbat SI would bj satislnctory. He quickly went through bis pookors, but all liis explorations ouly resul tcd ii the clisoovery of 45 cents. As tliis Wils the first offiehil act of bis Honor, witb a strong probability thnt it mighl be tlio last, he could not tnink of iiccqiting less tban n hundred cents, and ihiücupon rendered tbu opinión of the court, wbich was tbat, iu this case, be "shnuld have to take back the ceremony, and declare tho marriage nolle pros d." To these unp'easmu cotuHüons tbo newmade bride oould not consent, and so, produciug a pocket-book lorge euough to have been used by her greatgrandfathor, when contiuental money was gelling at 10 cents per bushei, eho connted out the remaining 55 cents, ïlm happy couple then defiarterl, declaring tliat tLeir ''matrimonial fclicity was then secure because it was paid fur."


Old News
Michigan Argus