ABDUCTION OF A SILVERSMITH'S DAUGHTER
As the steamer from Chalons arrived at Lyons, three days back, a young man and a pretty girl who accompanied him, were arrested as they stepped on shore by some police agents. This incident created some sensation, and it soon transpired that the young man had run away with the girl from London, and that the fugitives were arrested by order of her father. The young man was a native of Piedmont, named Tolomeo, who, after having worked for some time in Paris at his trade as a chaser in metals, went to London, and got employed by a silversmith in the city, named Grafton. Tolomeo showed such talent that he was soon made foreman, and, his ambition increasing with the improvement in his position, he ventured to propose for his master's only daughter. The father refused his consent, but the young man did not desist from his suit, and in the end, having seduced Miss Grafton, he pursuaded her to fly with him. This she did, taking with her a considerable sum of money belonging to her father. After staying a short time in Paris, Tolomeo learnt that the father had sent out emissaries in search of the daughter. His native country, Piedmont, appeared to the young man the safest place to proceed to, and he and Miss Grafton were on their way there when the Paris police, who had got a knowledge of their proceedings, sent word to the Lyons police, and had them arrested.
Source: The Globe - June 1854