Montreal Daily Star, 9 July 1894, page 2
Carried off his sister
She was a novice in a convent, and her mother was said to be dying
Manchester NH, July 9- Miss Mary Fay, 23 years old, a novice in St Mary’s Convent, was forcibly carried off on Friday by her brother, the Hon Peter Fay, a well-known lawyer of Lowell, Mass. Mr. Fay went to the convent on Friday and asked to see his sister. He said that her mother was very ill, and that she was then in the office of the Granite State Provident Association on Elm Street, the main thoroughfare of the city. The Sisters procured a carriage, and, in company with a nun, Miss Fay started for the Keunard building, where the Granite State Company’s office is. When they reached the sidewalk in front of the building, Mr. Fay seized his sister and pulled her from the hack, shouting: “Your mother is dead or dying, but she is not here; she is at home in Lowell where you are going.” The young woman ~~~~~~~~~~ but he clutched her firmly by the arm and started down the street toward the railway station. A crowd followed and seemed disposed to interfere. Fay shouted: “this is my sister, and I am taking her home. I will kill the first man who lays hands on me or her.” At this the crowd fell back. Word was dispatched to police headquarters, and when Fay and his sister arrived at the station there was a corps of police and a crowd of thousands awaiting them. The officers demanded that Fay give the girl up. “Ask her whether she goes with me willingly or not?” he shouted. The young woman replied, “Yes, sooner than have any more trouble. I will go with him.” “That settles it,” declared Mr. Fay, “and I will now thank you,” addressing the police, “to clear the way the mob and let us pass.” The Police did so, and Fay and his sister took the first train for Lowell.