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Beaten into Matrimony.

Louis Jelp is a stout seventeen-year-old boy living in Anderson County. The other day he was ploughing on his father’s farm near Lawrenoeburg. The plough was drawn by a mule of vicious propensities. The mule balked, and Jelp, to make him go along all right, struck him with the plough line. The animal then kicked the plough to pieces, and ran away. Jelp’s father was ploughing the adjoining field, and witnessed the runaway and smash up. He was angry at his aon for striking the mule, and picking up a piece of the plough line, gave him a severe thrashing. After the whipping young Jelp, very sore both in body and in mind, went to the next farm, occupied by Miss Melinda Higgins, a lady with a red head and forty-one years to her credit. The boy knew her well, and he related to her how cruelly his father had treated him. Miss Higgins was full of sympathy, and suggested to him that there was a way in which he could easily emancipate himself from the control of an unfeeling father. Ho inquired bow it was to be done, and she replied that he might marry her and thus settle all his difficulties. Jelp accepted Miss Higgins’s proposition, and on the following day” the two took the train at Lawrenoeburg, coming to this city. They immediately crossed over to Indiana shore, where a license was issued, and they were married by Esquire John Hucheley. On tb# following day the bride and her youthful husband returned to the former’s home in Anderson County. Mrs Jelp has no fear of her husband’s father, and invites him to make trouble if he dares. She Is worth IO.OOOdoI.— * New York Sun.’

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Beaten into Matrimony., Evening Star, Issue 8008, 10 September 1889

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Beaten into Matrimony. Evening Star, Issue 8008, 10 September 1889

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