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An Extraordinary Marriage

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At the Liverpool Court of Passage, recently, a case of breach of promise of marriage was heard. The plaintiff, Miss Jane Callagb&n, aged 80 htvd boon ai one time a youhg lady of considerable personal attractions, and was not now devoid of 'good looks. Sh waB g. ter of a resJ'taD16 wyow_ -o canjea ZZ tüe business of a furnijrure broker' and thf defenan 1Réb á íírió a-brac collebtoï ör merchant. He was a Persian by birth, and he trafficked prmcipally in articles derived from the East, and carriei on large and lucrative undertakingg. The defendant promised to marry her on several occasions, and, although not a Christian, he had, a.all entSi some straiire .Otio-is üs lo the solemmty with which marriages in this country were sanctifled. He objected to the Ohristian ceremony, and pi'oposect to marry her aocording to what he oalled the "Eastern rite." Sho was simple enough to belieye him, and the mode in which he performed this extifaordinafy ceremony was as follóws: He took ÍÍo-íVjI a sord and, having ünsheathed it, he pronounced some cabalistic words in Persian, and went through a long and intricate ceremony. He then swore upon the sword, and made her do the same, foilowiug up this by drawing up a nuptial declaration in his own language, and finishing by saying that they were married according to the Eastern rite. He promised that he would take her to Paris, wbere he would marry hel1 aCcordiüg to thd Christian religión. This promise had never been fulülled, but, haviug been deceived by it, she had given birth to a chiid in 1871, and was now agaiii about to become a mother. The jury found for the tin; damages,


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