Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance

STRANGE INCIDENT AT A PIC-NIC.

MARRIED IN FUN AND TIED TOGETHER IN EARNEST.

At a pic-nic near Keyport, New Jersey, yesterday a young couple, for the amusement of the party, went through a mock ceremony of marriage. The person who officiated was a stranger, and was selected for his clerical appearance. It was revealed after the ceremony that the stranger was an ordained minister, and that the marriage was entirely legal. The young couple were dismayed, and the proceedings were broken by lamentations of the bride, who was really engaged to be married to a gentleman who was not present at the pic-nic.

A divorce will be applied for.

The North-Eastern Daily Gazette, Thursday 18 September 1890

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