A HAPPY SETTLEMENT.
A couple have been sentenced to matrimony in rather a curious way. A young man and a young woman were contesting possession of a piece of property, the one claiming under an old lease, the other under an old will. “It just strikes me,” said the judge, “that there is a pleasant and easy way to terminate this old law suit. The plaintiff appears to be a respectable young man, and this is a very nice young woman. (Laughter.) They can both get married and live happily on the farm. If they go on with law proceedings it will be all frittered away between the lawyers, who, I am sure, are not ungallant enough to wish the marriage not to come off.” The young lady blushed, and the young man stammered they “ liked each other a little bit,” so a verdict was entered for the plaintiff on condition of his pro- J* miao to marry the defendant within two months, a stay of execution being put to the verdict till the marriage ceremony should be completed.—Court JounifL
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