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132 WINTrtPEG ELOPEMENT ON Residents of Little Stony Mountain Interested in a Couple's Disappearance Missing Woman is the Wife of an Old - Timer in the District Last Friday afternoon the pop - iilatKiu of Little Htony Mountain was thrown Into a state of exoite. ment when It was learned that ('. 11. ltlley, a middle - aged - man employed employed In the (iiiarry at thut plauc, And eloped, with Mrs. Govier. The woman's husband, Thomas Govier, Is an old and respected resident of Lit - tie Hlony Monntaln, having lived there for the past UO years. He Is years old and is a pensioner, having served with the l;lth Hus. sars through the Indian mutiny. He keeps a farm and deals to a certain certain p.xtent In cattle. Kiley has a mixture of Mexican and Irish blood In his veins. He has been In Little Stony Mountain Mountain only a few weeks. rYir three months previous to his arrival In the latter place tie was employed b.v Mr. Nixon, of Ilosser, as a woll - bort - r. It was in Itosaer that Riley was supiiosed to have met Mrs. Govier, Govier, who Is much younger than her husband. The couple have been married about 17 years and have three sons. THE ELOPEMENT. On Friday last at noon, C H. lliley asked his foreman at the quarry, William McLeish, for lt:ua of absence for that afternoon. stat., Ing that he wished to go to Winnipeg Winnipeg to meet a rich sister pf his who was to arrive from the cast that day. In telling the story, Kiley contradicted himself once or twice and Mr. McLcish doubted the truth of the yarn, but not wishing to be hard on the man, allowed him to go. Kiley Immediately quit work, leaving behind him about six duys' pay, and started for Winnipeg Winnipeg on foot, and almost on the dead run. Soon after, while Ttiomat Govier was In the fields gathering hay, Mrs. Govier asked Mr. Lockey for the loan of his rig. This request request was readily granted as Mrs. Govier had often borrowed the rig to take butter to Winnipeg. Taking the youngxtfb boy with her, nine drovw to the city and never returned. returned. Neat morning, Mr. Lockey, tine owner of the rig went to Winnipeg Winnipeg and fownd th rtg in V incent a table and aftr paying or tbfl dUabllng of the vehicle took It back to Stony Mountain. The hiiMbnnd of Uib riMMway woman had In the monntime dwovered that his wn containing 300, which he kept in the houm, had only a few dollars left u it, the woman ha v inn made off "tin aooiut iu, which be had saved for her bonefK in the event of his death. TROUBLE WAS BREWING. On Tuexday las - v laiey cool I v wntk. ed into the houwe of Mr. and Mrs. Gorier, which W sHuAted in a bluff clotte to tin, aod atttlng down at the dinner to. bio unbidden waa eervod vrfth victunls by Mrs. Govier, a xnougn ne wore a boarder ut the lMiuisje. After dinner he took bis de parture bidding Stra. Homer good - nye in a familiar fashion. After lUlcy had departed, Mr. Govier ak. i hio wife if she w.uted two bus. iKinutt. Tiiis sxartud too trouble, the wife becoming angry at her hm. bnnd'a cross - questioning, and he getting angry at his wife's Insolence. Mns. Govier halls from. Yorkshire, England, comfcnir to tliki rnniitrv a few yenrw previous to her marriage to Govier. fliiley ia dark - complex. ion nl, with a dark miirrtache, and IniH the little finger mlswlog on hi left band and the third and fonrth firiirerw nnd a portion of the hand off the right. The residents of Little stony Mountain vow thnt ir he ever hn the audacity to return to tliat nUvno he will be given a tar nnu icniner reception. POLICE INFORMED. The oolioe on SAtanlnv were In formed of the occurrence and th records arme throiurh to nee it Riler Imd any noiioe record. Nothing wn icnrncooi in previous nistory. This i tlie second time in the history of Little Stony Mountain that an oc currence of thm nature has hannrn ed. It lei believed that the eloping couple remained at a city hotel on Friday night and left the city by train the next mornine. but no trace of thera ha yet been dlscov - creo.

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  1. The Winnipeg Tribune,
  2. 26 Sep 1904, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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