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ex - goveknobdowxei - anget He and - tbe Irlest Deny a Secret Marriage Story Saw Dirao May 31 Senator McCoy ot the old town with whom Governor Downey bas always been a guest on bis Tlilu to San Diego waa seen this morning with reference to the story published by a Ean Franclico paper that ther Governor and Miss Kelly were In fact married at San Diego clandestinely in 1881 by father Chech and that this lets marriage was merely a repetition of the service previously performed Senator McCoy echoed the lively Indignation of Governor Downey and Father Lbacn over thlt sensational and nnldnnded story and said that it wta not possible for aneh an event to have occurred as Mtaa Kelly was not In Fan Diets at ibe time and that the Governor was a guest of his bons until taken - away by his sister Mrs Donobueof 8an Franciacot Governor Downey who t now In San Diego Is greatly chagrined over tbe publication ofjucb an absurd story and bas written t the San Francisco paper demanding a full retraction Father Cbach la elsa virtuously Indignant as clandestine marriage terricee are sot permitted by tb Catholic Church and tbe ataertlon that he performed tbe alleged marriage service implies that lie had performed It unauthorised by law and was therefor guilty of an Infraction of the Chnrch laws

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 01 Jun 1888, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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