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1870-1880


BIRTHS
AHERN—On the 19th January, at her residence, Queen-street, Mrs. J. Ahern, of a son.
The Brisbane Courier 3 February 1870
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LAW REPORT.
SUPREME COURT.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10.
SITTINGS IN EQUITY.
(Before His Honour Mr. Justice Molesworth.)
PROBATES AND LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION.
Probates were granted to the wills of the following :—Hugo Kleberger, John Keegan, John Burns, Catherine Doyle, John Elder, Alexander C. Smith, Thomas Ahern.
Melbourne Argus 12 March 1870
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FOR SALE—A FIRST CLASS DRUG store in the best business thoroughfare in Brooklyn ; will be sold cheap for cash. Apply to JOHN AHERN, at F. C. Welles & Co., 192 Fulton st., New York.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 21 March 1870
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10s. REWARD.—LOST, a LIGHT BAY HORSE, branded M on shoulder, M on hip, near side. Apply JOHN AHERN, Sportsman's Arms, Queen-street. 3068
The Brisbane Courier 6 April 1870
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Another Child-Whipping Case
A man named P. H. Ahern was tried in the Police Court today, for an assault and battery on his own child, a little girl about four years of age. Captain Kentzel of the Harbor Police, testified that Mrs. Ahern came with the child to his office and asked for protection for it against the father. At that time one of the little girl's eyes was blackened from the effects of a blow struck by him. Capt. Kentzel went to the house with Mrs. Ahern and her little one, but he had no sooner entered the door than Ahern sprang forward and struck the child a blow with his clenched fist in the face, which sent her heels over head on the floor. When Kentzel remonstrated with him, Ahern said he would do what he liked with his own child. He was thereupon taken into custody. On the trial it did not appear that the blow which the Captain saw left any marks on the child's face, other than a slight red spot, and so the case was dismissed. Judge Sawyer, however, remarked that if it could have been proven that the defendant struck the blow which blackened the girl's face, he would have punished him very severely.
Daily Evening Bulletin 20 April 1870
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Police Court Matters
P. Ahern, the fellow who beat his little child so badly a few days since, was again in the dock, this time for an assault and battery on Officer Daley.
Daily Evening Bulletin 22 April 1870
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The Picnic Yesterday
   was a really excellent affair, and all enjoyed themselves most heartily. The children of the Sunday School assembled at the convent early in the morning, and left there at fifteen minutes after eight o'clock, marching through Vine to Church street, and thence through Cherry, Union, and Summer street, to the Horticultural Garden. After a rest of about fifteen minutes, all assembled on the circular platform, where the May Queen was crowned with appropriate ceremonies, all performing their parts well. . . . 
   Flower Girls.—Miss Mamie Leckey, Miss Lizzie Fuller, Miss Sallie Davis, Miss Alice Quigley, Miss Annie Quinn, Miss Katie Regan, Miss Ellie A'Hearn, and Miss Maggie Hines.
Nashville Union and American 18 May 1870
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FENIANS KILLED AND WOUNDED
The St. Albans Messenger gives the following list of casualties on the Fenian side in the late campaign:
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Wounded.— . . . Daniel Ahern of Winooski; . . . 
Burlington Weekly Free Press 10 June 1870
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Vallejo.—The Chronicle of June 22d has this intelligence : Last Saturday, Thomas Ahearn was struck accidentally on the nose by a base ball, which severely injured that organ. He worked as usual on that day, and the following Monday and Tuesday morning resumed his place in the blacksmith shop, on Mare Island ; but being seized with a fit of sneezing, hemorrhage ensued from his nose of so violent a character that no application of remedies afforded relief. He was taken to the sick quarters, but the blood vessels seemed to be surcharged with an overflow of blood, and the hemorrhage continued either externally or internally throughout the day. He was brought over in the afternoon to the Columbia House, the services of Dr. Vallejo brought into requisition, and about five o'clock the flow of blood was checked. Ahearn was so weak that he became as helpless as an infant, and last night appeared more like a corpse than a living being. It is probable that the cessation of the flow of the vital current only followed from the flaccidity of the blood vessels, the usual remedies seeming to be powerless to arrest it. He is very weak to-day, and will require considerable recruiting before being able to be around.
Sacramento Daily Union 23 June 1870
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Decision as to the Application of Surplus Moneys.
Ann Lyndes vs. Joseph B. Laurent.—This was a reference to fix the application of surplus moneys. The referee having reported that Margaretta Ahearn, as the assignee of a mortgage of $1,000, was entitled to the money, the other party, claiming by virtue of a judgment recovered against the mortgagee, excepted to the report. It was competent on the hearing before the referee for the judgment creditor to impeach the mortgage, or show that nothing was due on it, or that it was a mere cover. The bond and mortgage were given to secure the mortgage in becoming bail for a party who had been arrested. No damage having been suffered by him, he assigned the bond and mortgage to Miss Ahearn, she giving her note for $1,000, which was immediately returned to her. The consideration for which the bond and mortgage were given, and that of the transfer to Miss Ahearn, including the return of the note, having been proven, the mortgagee who had thus received and assigned the mortgage was called, and several questions put to him for the purpose of proving that nothing was due on the mortgage were objected to and ruled out by the referee. In this he erred. It is true that the lady says she paid $1,000 for the bond and mortgage. But that is to be taken in connection with the evidence as to the giving and return of the note for that sum. The conclusion, from all the proofs thus far received, would seem to be that nothing was due on the bond and mortgage. A full opportunity to show that should have been given to the contestant. The exceptions are therefore sustained.
The New York Herald 26 August 1870
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RIOT IN PHILADELPHIA
Canvassing the Votes in Philadelphia—
The Return Judges Assaulted—
A Rioter Fatally Shot.
[From the Philadelphia Evening Telegram, Oct. 13.]
When the votes for Receiver of Taxes were about to be called Mr. Shoemaker arose and stated that there were discrepancies in the returns of the Twenty-sixth ward, and he moved that Colonel Mann be admitted as counsel. An amendment was made to admit Mr. Cassidy. This was agreed to unanimously. The messenger was despatched for these gentlemen, and in a few seconds there was a noise outside of the door, and, on the messenger opening it, John Ahern was foremost, and clinched with him. He was then hustled out, and as he went he cried, "Will see no one but judges get in there." Colonel Mann was then announced, and a scene of incredible confusion ensued. Colonel Mann asserted his rights, and the door was opened—Mann being in the lead. A democratic judge arose and hoped there would be no trouble. While he was speaking the door was besieged by both the police and the outsiders, headed by Ahern, McMullin, R. Smith, Lister and Shay Nolan. Blackjacks were pulled out and heads were hammered without number. Colonel Mann succeeded in getting in, and the next man was Ahern, who was jammed between the doors. He had a billy in his hand and it was taken from him. In the meantime he was badly cut about the head.

Finally the panels of the door were broken in and the door itself yielded. Shay Nolan ran to the center of the room, when a spittoon was hurled at one of the judges. He turned, and seeing Nolan near him pulled out a revolver and fired. The ball took effect in the neck. The wounded man was carried off by his friends to a carriage on Fifth street and driven away. Blackjacks were flourished and the outsiders were evidently in possession of the room, the police never once attempting to keep them out, notwithstanding there were enough policemen there to take thirty men in charge.

Immediately after the shooting of Nolan Mr. Cassidy arrived, and, using his influence, succeeded in clearing the room of all but the judges and himself and Mr. Mann. Lieutenant Curley and a posse of officers then entered the room, and, strange to relate, not one of the besiegers was taken into custody, but Mr. Peterman, one of the doorkeepers, and Mr. Alexander Crawford, the Judge of Nineteenth ward, were arrested. McMullin, Lister, Ahern—the latter bleeding profusely from the head—and the remainder of the mob left the scene unmolested. . . . 

The New York Herald 14 October 1870
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On Sunday morning last Mrs. Ahearn, of 121st street, west of Fourth avenue, surprised her lord and master by presenting him with three young sons. Mother and children are doing well. Marshal Aherne should not leave these boys out of the census, and as Mrs. Ahearn is poor, the charitably disposed would do well to remember her. Indeed, this desperate effort to bring the population of the metropolis up to what the "Boss" says it should be deserves recognition from that gentleman.
The New York Herald 14 October 1870
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The Ovens Advertiser thus notices a case of suspected murder:—"Search has been made during the past week by the Albury police for the remains of a man named Griffiths—formerly a mate of the famous, or rather infamous, Mitta Mitta Jack—who suddenly disappeared some l8 years since, and was never again heard of. It has long been suspected that Griffiths came to a violent end, and apparently the police are in possession of some fresh information on the subject, as we are informed that during the present week they were engaged in searching the wells at the rear of the old Criterion Hotel and in other parts of Albury. It is said that the term of imprisonment to which Ahrens [sic]—or Mitta Mitta Jack, as he is more generally styled was sentenced will soon come to an end, and that he may soon be expected back to his old haunts, ready for a fresh career of villany and crime."
The Argus 29 March 1871
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GENERAL NEWS.
Search for Human Remains.—During the last week or two the police have had their attention drawn to the almost forgotten circumstances connected with the sudden disappearance, about seventeen years ago, of a man named Griffiths who was last seen in the company of a character known as Mitta Mitta Jack, alias Ahrens [sic]. The latter has for some time been in Pentridge prison, and while there it is reported that he mentioned to another convict that the missing man Griffiths had been made away with and his body hidden in a well in this town. In some way which, so far as we know, has not been explained, this reputed conversation became talked about in Albury, and although the rumour was put forward in a very doubtful manner, the police thought it their duty to search the wells in the town. Senior-sergeant Lenthall, with his accustomed energy, had this subaqueous exploration carried on for some days, but we understand that the only salvage so far has consisted of one old tin billy, a pump handle, and two leg bones of a good sized turkey, or some such small deer.—Albury Banner, April 1.
Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser 6 April 1871
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POLICE.
   At the THAMES Police-court, NORMAN JOE KELLY, an American seaman belonging to the ship E. W. Watson, was charged, on remand, with wounding two women named Ann Folley and Mary Ann Ahern, the former with a glass tumbler and the other with a knife. The evidence taken on a former occasion proved that the prisoner was in a publichouse called the White Hart, in High-street, Shadwell. He was very drunk and violent, and he took up a glass tumbler, with which he struck the woman Folley a severe blow on the head and cut it open, inflicting a severe and dangerous wound. He was running away, when Ahern, who knew him well, and has been keeping company with him since he has been on shore, ran after him, on which he plunged a knife into her shoulder, and she fell seriously wounded. Both women were taken to the London Hospital, and Ahern has remained there ever since under medical treatment. Slingsby, a police-constable, 35 K Reserve, took the prisoner to the bedside of the woman Ahern when he became sober, and she recognized him as the person who stabbed her. Slingsby said that Ahern was unable to leave her bed, and was in a very precarious condition. Mr. Paget remanded the prisoner for another week.
The Times 17 April 1871
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RICHMOND.—At this court on Wednesday, before Mr. Templeton, P.M., and Messrs. Bosisto, Hosie, and Gleadell, J.P.'s, . . . .
—Timothy Ahern, George Marshall, Thomas Shady, and John Heaton were each fined 10s., with 10s. 6d. costs, for neglecting to comply with an order of the court.
Melbourne Argus 27 April 1871
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MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
The usual meeting of the Council was hold yesterday afternoon. . . . 
PETITION.
A petition was read from John Ahern, calling attention to the state of the watercourse in front of his shop in Queen-street, and requesting that it be improved.
The Brisbane Courier 9 May 1871
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THE MILITIA
The Secretary of State for War has approved of the following boys being enrolled in the undermentioned regiments (with the consent of their parents), for the purpose of being trained as musicians and buglers :— Thomas Gibson in the Antrim Rifles ; Michael Ahern, in the Cork City Artillery ; and Michael William Halligan, John Vesey, James Kelly, and John Head, in the Galway Regiment.
The Irish Times 18 May 1871
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CARDIFF POLICE COURT.
TUESDAY.
(Before Messrs. G. BIRD and E. S. HILL.)
ASSAULTING A POLICE-CONSTABLE.—William Ahern and David Middleton, two sailors, were charged with assaulting Police-constable Pinnegar, in the execution of his duty, on the West Wharf, on Tuesday morning. About one o'clock in the morning the police-constable saw the prisoners on the West Wharf, stripping to fight, and on his interfering to stop it he was set upon by both. From one he received a severe blow on the head with some instrument, and the other struck him a violent blow across the nose. He called a watchman at Messrs. Crawshay's wharf to his assistance, and with difficulty he was able to take them into custody, being obliged to use his staff freely. Watchman John James said, when he ran to the assistance of the constable, he found Middleton beating him either with a sling-shot or knuckle-duster. Middleton ran away in the direction of Crawshay's wharf, and on the following morning he found a sling-shot on the wharf. The row originated from a companion of the prisoners going into a house of bad character in Whitmore-lane, and being there ill-treated. On meeting the police-constable they requested him to apprehend the landlord of the house, but he declined to do so, not having seen the assault. Ahern, who was the third mate of the Hibernia, was fined 30s. and costs, or twenty-one days' hard labour. Middleton was sent to prison for fourteen days, without the option of a fine.
Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian 20 May 1871
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DISPATCHES
The man run over and killed at the corner of Folsom and 23rd streets was Wm. OíHearn, a driver for a street railroad. He had detached the team from his car, when the horses became frightened by the locomotive of a wood train of the San Jose Railroad, and running upon the track of the latter road, drew him directly upon the rails. He was instantly killed, and one horse was cut in two.
Stockton Daily Independent 26 May 1871
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THE BALTIMORE TRAGEDY.
The Murder of an Insane Woman—Singular Statement of the Accused.
From the Baltimore Sun, June 27.
The unfortunate shooting, on Friday night, of a young girl (whose name has not yet been ascertained) at a point on the Philadelphia Railroad, near Chase's Station, has resulted in the arrest of a young man, named Joseph League, and five others, whose names are William Hughes, John Ahern, Benjamin Wilson, John Wheeler, and James Baldwin, the two latter colored. The parties were lodged in the jail of Towsontown to await some action by the county authorities, and yesterday a reporter of the Sun visited the accused and elicited a statement of the affair from Joseph League and John Ahern, which was corroborated by each of the other parties. The parties stated that they went in pursuit of the girl, thinking that she was a man dressed in women's clothing who had been committing depredations in the neighborhood.

Upon arriving in sight of the crossing of the Philadelphia Railroad, Wilson said, "There is something white," it being so dark and cloudy they could not see anything but a white object. At this juncture the supposed man commenced to swear and abuse the party. Ahern stepped up towards her and said, "Hold on my good lady, let us reason the matter together." She still continued her abuse, calling the party every kind of offensive names, and told them to look out, that she was going to shoot. At this threat the party all became frightened, and League, who was standing on the railroad below her, at this juncture raised his gun with the intention of shooting over the supposed man's head, but just as he did it the party, who proved to be a woman, raised up, and two of the shot took effect, one in her forehead and the other below her eye, the other portion of the load passing entirely above her. The party then all left for their homes, not supposing that any one was injured.

After the shooting they heard the woman mumbling something, but they supposed she was still quarreling with them, and paid no further attention to her at the time. League wanted to go and see who the party was, but the others being frightened, they all went home with the intention of returning early in the morning, not supposing that any damage had been done. Next morning League, Ahern, Wilson, and Baldwin went up toward the place where the shooting took place, and on the way up they met a colored man named Sandy Bias, who told them a colored woman was lying up alongside the railroad track. The party went up to where the woman lay, and found several persons already gathered around. An Inquest was held by Justice Burris, the verdict of the jury being that the girl was shot by Joseph League, who, with the other parties above named, was committed to jail at Towsontown.

An effort is being made to have the parties released on ball, and yesterday their counsel, K. R. Boarman, Esq., filed a petition in the Circuit Court for Baltimore county, at Towsontown, for a writ of habeas corpus, with a view of bringing the accused into court, in order that witnesses may be examined, so that the court—consisting of Judges Grason, Yellott, and Maynadier—may determine the matter of admitting them to bail. The court yesterday granted the writ of habeas corpus, returnable to-morrow afternoon at 8 o'clock, when the application for ball will be heard.

Philadelphia Evening Telegraph 28 June 1871
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Relief of a Widow and Orphans — The conductors and employees of the various railroad companies have subscribed and donated to the widow and family of William O'Hearn a purse of $300. The deceased is the conductor who was killed at the late railroad collision at Kensington.
Daily Evening Bulletin 30 May 1871
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The Fight About a Broken Pitcher—
Death of the Injured Man.
The last addition to the murders in June, which was the bloodiest month in many years in New-York, is the death of Frederick J. Schott, of No. 73 Carmine street. On the evening of the 22d ult., Schott quarreled in the hallway of the house where he lived, with Patrick O'Hearn, who also lived in the house, and the difficulty coming to blows, Schott was terribly beaten about the head and body by his antagonist, and was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he died from his injuries. As stated, O'Hearn was arrested by the Twenty-eighth Precinct Police, and was committed to the Jefferson Market Prison, where he yet remains. The inquest in the case will not be held until Wednesday next. From the partial investigation already made, it appears that the quarrel between the two men began about a broken pitcher. A girl of the family in which O'Hearn boarded, returned on the evening of the affray to the rooms of the family, saying she had broken the pitcher with which she had been sent for beer, at the bottom of the stairs, and that Schott was responsible for the accident. O'Hearn, going down-stairs, and meeting Schott, who was seated at the front door, accused him of causing the accident, but he denied all knowledge of the affair. Hot words ensuing, O'Hearn attacked Schott, kicking and beating him about the abdomen, and inflicting the injuries from which death has resulted.
New York Times 2 July 1871
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DEATHS.
AHERN—On the 1st August at the Sportsman's Arms, Queen street after a long, and painful illness, John Ahern, third son of Mrs. Ahern, aged 32 years.
The Brisbane Courier 5 August 1871
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BEARLEIGH RACES near BANDON, 1871. On Wednesday the 11th of September, a Purse of Forty Guineas, for any five Years old Horses, Mares, or Geldings, Horses carrying 8ft., Mares and Geldings 7ft. ??lb. Saddle and Bridle included, the best of three Three-mile Heats. . . . 
All Horses, &c. to run according to the King's Plate Articles, and to be shewed and entered with Mr. George Murphy, Clerk of the Course, or in his Absence, with Mr. Garret Ahern, near said Course, eight clear Days before the respective Days of running, paying One shilling to the Pound Entrance to either of them the same Day, or at the Post before running. . . . 
Dublin Journal 22 August 1871
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BEARLEIGH RACES near BANDON, 1871. On Wednesday the 11th of September, a Purse of Forty Guineas, for any five Years old Horses, Mares, or Geldings, Horses carrying 8ft. Mares and Geldings 7ft. 11lb. Saddle and Bridle included, the best of Three-mile Heats. . . . 

All Horses, &c. to run according to the King's Plate Articles, and to be shewed and entered with Mr. George Murphy, Clerk of the Course, or in his Absence, with Mr. Garret Ahern near said Course, eight clear Days before the respective Days of running, paying One Shilling to the Pound Entrance to either of them the same Day, or at the Post before running. The winning Horse, &c. each Day, to pay a Guinea for Scales and Straw. Double Entrance at the Post. Horse, &c. must start each Day precisely at One o'Clock, and Grooms are desired to be punctual to the Hour, as the Clerk of the Course has positive Directions to start those that appear at the Time above mentioned and fixed.

Dublin Journal 3 September 1871
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BOROUGH OF MALLOW REVISION SESSIONS.
These sessions were continued yesterday before Daniel Ryan Kane, Q. C., at half-past ten o'clock. . . .  Michael John Ahern was objected to by Mr. Wynne, on the ground that the premises out of which he claimed to vote had been sold by him, and that Mr. Norreys had been summoned to prove that other premises of Ahern's had been objected for non-payment of rent, and that he had leased other premises to Mr. William Moore Johnson, and out of which the latter is now entitled to vote, and that Mr. Anthony O'Connor was aware that the last remnant of the Ahern property in Mallow, and out of which he now claimed, was parted with.

Mr. Edward O'Connor said that it was really too bad that when witnesses were summoned they did not attend, and that the chairman should force them to do so. John Ahern proved service of a summons on Mr. Norreys. Mr. Norreys did not attend, and Mr. Ahern was retained.

The Irish Times 21 September 1871
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THE CASE OF ROBBERY AT QUEENSTOWN
Queenstown, Monday.—At the Petty Sessions held here to-day, John Ahern was put forward, charged with the robbery from James Hoffman, his employer, of one bolster, five pillows, eight and a half pairs of blankets, four white quilts, two pairs coloured trousers, all of which were pawned at different houses in Queenstown. Mr. Allen, solicitor, prosecuted, and Mr. O'Sullivan defended. The pawnbrokers with whom the goods had been pledged did not in several instances make any entry of the goods. The magistrates commented in strong terms on the loose way in which the pawnbrokers do their business, especially one firm, which had violated every section of the Act of Parliament. After a two hours' trial, Ahern pleaded guilty to the several charges, and was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour.
The Irish Times 3 October 1871
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LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.
Wm. Ahearn, a driver of a Forty-second street car, died yesterday from injuries received on the previous evening from falling over the dash-board of his car.
New York Times 26 October 1871
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BIRTHS.
AHERN.—On the 11th October, at the Sportsman's Arms, Queen-street, [Mary] the wife of the late Mr. John Ahern, of a daughter.
The Brisbane Courier 30 October 1871
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POLICE NOTES
John F. O'Hearn reported at Station I., yesterday, that a silver watch and chain were stolen from him on Sudbury street, about eleven o'clock Sunday night.
The Boston Globe 7 May 1872
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TRAVELLERS FOR EUROPE.
The following passengers left this port yesterday for Europe: Per steam-ship City of Brussels, (Inman line.)— . . . Ely Ahern, . . . 
New York Times 26 May 1872
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Police Court
Justice Carter has had the following cases before him this week . . . Thursday, Jas. Mehan assault upon his wife [Catharine Ahern], $4 and costs.
Arlington Advocate 1 June 1872
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COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS—Part I.—Held by Bedford, J.—Henry Oughton, grand larceny; 2, Norris Montgomery, grand larceny; 3, John Murphy and Patrick Ahearn, larceny from the person; . . . 
New York Times 4 June 1872
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St. John's College, Fordham.
   The twenty-seventh annual Commencement of St. John's College, Fordham, N. Y., took place yesterday. A large number of clergymen and several Bishops of the Catholic Church attended and took part in the exercises. . . . 
   The degree of A. B. was conferred on the following students: . . .  William Ahearn, Cork, Ireland; . . . 
New York Times 27 June 1872
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OFFICIAL NOTIFICATIONS.
THE following notifications appear in Saturday's Gazette :—
THE BRANDS ACT OF 1872. —The following appointments of Inspectors of Brands for the districts mentioned have been made :—William Landsborough, East Moreton ; C. F. D. Parkinson, West Moreton ; H. F. Gadsden, Darling Downs ; James Ross, Port Curtis ; J. C. White, Leichhardt; Albert Brook, Kennedy ; A. S. Morisset, Burke ; and Sergeant John Ahern, Mitchell.
The Brisbane Courier 1 July 1872
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LAST FRIDAY'S AND SATURDAY'S POLICE.
(Before the Mayor, Alderman Alexander, and Mr. G. Bird.)
REFUSING TO WORK.—Andrew O'Hern, an inmate of the Cardiff Workhouse, was charged by the Master, Mr. Durke, with refusing to work. Mr. Durke stated that the defendant bad been an inmate of the workhouse for about a month, during which time he had been in the sick ward. He was however discharged on Friday by the house-surgeon, whom he loudly abused for discharging him, and, being reported able-bodied, he was set to pick oakum, which he refused to do. The defendant had nothing to say, and was sent to prison for 21 days.
Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian 12 October 1872
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FRAUDULENT VOTERS.
List of Candidates for the State Prison.
Names of Persons Who Will be Arrested if They Attempt to Vote—More to Come—Every Illegal Voter Spotted.
The following lists contain only a portion of the names which have been discovered to be illegally registered. They are given by Assembly Districts. We shall publish an additional list to-morrow. For all the persons named, except where an obvious error exists, warrants have been issued. At the same time, if, when the person presents himself to vote, it can be shown that any error has been made, its service will be withheld:
THIRD ASSEMBLY DISTRICT.
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James Ahearn, 204 Mott-street.
New York Times 4 November 1872
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Dr. M. M. Sams was to-day appointed health officer at St. Helena, vice Dr. Ahern, to date from July 1. Dr. Ahern abandoned the position because he could get no pay for his services.
The Charleston Daily News 14 November 1872
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LOCAL LACONICS.
We are informed by the proper authorities that Dr. Ahern, the late health officer at St. Helena, did not abandon his position, but was removed therefrom on the 20th of last June.
Charleston Daily News 15 November 1872
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Stabbing Affray—Two Men Wounded.
   John Ahearn and Patrick English, Irish laborers, residing at No. 5 East Ninety-first street, were drinking, at an early hour yesterday morning, at E. Splan's liquor-store, corner of Eighty-eighth street and Lexington avenue. A quarrel arose between Ahearn and English, and Splan endeavoring to stop the fight, both combatants made common cause against him, and were beating him badly, when he drew a pocket knife and stabbed both his assailants. English received a stab wound in the neck of a very dangerous nature, and Ahearn was stabbed in the head, and was but slightly injured. Splan was arrested and locked up at the Eighty-sixth street station house.
   The wounded men were attended by Police Surgeon Thomas, and taken to their home. Splan was taken before Justice McQuade, at the Harlem Police Court, and committed to await the result of the injuries.
New York Times 26 November 1872
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Personal.
Ex-Gov. William Bross, of chicago; Hon. J.N. McCullough, General Manager of the Pittsburg and Fort Wayne Railroad; Hon. John Gardner, of Norwalk; Gen. John F. Farnsworth, of Illinois; Col. R.M. Richardson, of Syracuse; Col. M.P. O'Hern, of Pittsburg, and Col. J.R. Mizller, of the United States Army, are at the St. Nicholas Hotel.
New York Times 7 December 1872
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The Damage Suit Mary Hearn Vs. The Southern Pacific Railroad Company—Evidence for the Defense
In the case of Mary Hearn vs. The Southern Pacific Railroad Company, wherein the plaintiff seeks to recover $20,000 damages for the killing of her husband, in May 1871, trial was resumed in the Fifteenth District court this morning.
Daily Evening Bulletin 21 January 1873
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The Melbourne General Sessions were held yesterday at the County Court, before Mr. Justice Pohlman. The cases were very unimportant. Joseph Byrne pleaded guilty to assaulting William Neenan with intent to do bodily harm. John O'Keefe was found guilty of burglary ; Thomas Jones of assault and robbery; James Ahearn of larceny; Anne Maher and Elizabeth Ryan of shoplifting. They were all remanded for sentence until this morning. J. P. Hand, charged with embezzlement, was remanded till next session.
The Argus 4 March 1873
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MARRIAGES.
AIREY—AHEARN—February 15, at Deepwater, by the Rev. Father Malony, Walter S. Airey, Esq., of the Grant Hotel, Tenterfield, to Eliza, youngest daughter of Denis Ahearn, Parramatta.
The Sydney Morning Herald 24 March 1873
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CITY ITEMS.
—Six women, Mary Ahern, 36; Mary Heatherman, 44; Bridget Graham, 26; Elizabeth Dunn, 27; Adele Saure, 20; Mary Kelly, 29, asked and obtained lodgings in the cells of the Central Police Station.
The Montreal Daily Witness 10 April 1873
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If That Child Lives He May Be a Great Man
Head Constable John Ahearn, one of the most efficient and vigilant officers in this district, has rescued another juvenile wanderer from vice and wickedness in the form of Martin Horrigan, aged about 7 years, who had no guardian or protector. This is the illegitimate child of old "Shawneen Sugarstick" or John Horrigan, Abbeyside, a dealer in old iron for many years in the Square of Dungarvan. The old fellow emigrated to America some twelve or fourteen months ago, having at the time not less than £80. The cause of his exit being to avoid the maintenance of his would be wives, on whom he spent some pounds previous to his departure for the land of the Stars and Strips, where he succumbed to the iron grasp of death. Previous to his departure he had given 1s 6d to a Daniel Keleher of Abbeyside to look after the boy. Keleher had come before the court saying he could no longer afford to keep the boy.

Chairman (Sir John Nugent Humble) to Keleher — "You ought to keep him some time longer."
Keleher — "Your worship I won't give him a bit after this day. I could not afford it."
Chairman — "Which would you be better pleased to be with - your mother or with Keleher."
Child — "I'd rather be with this man and his wife, because I get enough to eat from them."
Chairman — "If that child lives he may be a great man. He has a splendid forehead, one of the finest I ever saw on a child."

After some further remarks the certificate was signed for his transfer to Cappoquin Industrial School.
— Unknown Waterford Paper May 1873
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At the Tambo Police Court, the other day, Edmund White, travelling in charge of 1400 cattle (the property of Messrs. Travers and Gibson) from the Dawson to Alamac, was, upon the information of Mr. John Ahern, the brand inspector for the district, fined £25 with costs, for having in his mob a cow not described in his delivery note, and for which he could give no good or reasonable account. This ought to act as a caution to the drovers of cattle.
The Brisbane Courier 2 June 1873
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It is announced that Mr. J. C. Ahearn will take charge of St. Patrick's School, Greymouth, to-day. The intended course of instruction is varied and comprehensive, including a thorough English education, with Latin, Greek, and the modern languages. In addition to the ordinary school instruction, it is proposed to form evening classes for pupils under seventeen years old, and for those above that age, in certain days of the of the week. Adult pupils will be taught at their residences, if required. The arrangements as to the hours and times of tuition appear to be suitable, and the fees are very moderate. A female assistant teacher will be provided. Mr. Ahern comes here with good recommendations. He is a graduate of St. Patrick's College, East Melbourne, a trained teacher, and was last in charge of a numerously-attended school at Belfast, in the Western district, Victoria. A number of Mr. Ahern's former pupils have passed the matriculation and Civil Service examinations at the Melbourne University.
Grey River Argus 9 June 1873
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Police Court
Dennis O'Hearn, assault upon Lizzie O'Hearn, [His brother John's wife] and disturbance of the peace, pleaded guilty, and paid costs amounting to $8.90.
Arlington Advocate 12 July 1873
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MARRIAGES.
AHEARN—SPOUNCER—July 1, by special license, at St. Patrick's Church, Parramatta, by the Rev. Father Healy, John, only son of Mr. Denis Ahearn, of Parramatta, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr. Charles Spouncer, of Parramatta. ["By special license" indicates marriage to a Protestant.]
The Sydney Morning Herald 9 August 1873
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Resident Magistrate's Court.
BLENHEIM, MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 1873.
[Before S. L. Muller, Esq., R.M.]
GRIMSTONE's ESTATE V. M. AHERN. This was a claim for £1 13s 9d [sic] balance due to the said estate. Mr Rogers appeared for the plaintiff. The case had been adjourned from July 14th, for the purpose of obtaining the evidence of Mr Grimstone at Wellington ; such evidence had been taken before J. C. Crawford, Esq., RM at Wellington, and was now produced in Court to the effect that the sum had been asked for and not paid. Mr J. Gorrie deposed to the fact of the books being well kept, and that this amount had not been marked as paid. Morris Ahearn deposed that he was a labourer and had purchased goods of Grimstone Brothers. He was positive he had paid the money. His Worship said, after hearing the evidence he had no alternative but to give judgment for the plaintiffs ; it was quite possible the defendant had paid the money, but as he had neglected to get a receipt, he would have to pay it again unless he could produce further evidence. Judgment for the plaintiff for £13 1s 9d, with £2 17s 6d costs.

[Note- The claim is said to be for £1 13s 9d, but the judgement is for £13 1s 9d. It's possible that the first reference to the amount is incorrect in the printed paper and the actual claim was for £13 1s 9d.]

Marlborough Express 20 August 1873
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Accidents
A small boy, Mile O'Hern, fell from a train at the corner of Federal and Washington avenue, at 2 o'clock, p.m., yesterday, and received severe scalp wounds. He was taken to his home in South Boston, No. 30 I street.
The Boston Globe 9 September 1873
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Superior Court—August Term.
The August term of the Superior Court was continued Monday afternoon, having been adjourned about two weeks since. Judge Granger presided, and the court was opened with a prayer by Rev. C. R. Fisher. . . . The cases of John Webber, Charles V. Hazard, Matthew Ahern and John Devine were called but not responded to.
Hartford Weekly Times 20 September 1873
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Religious News All about the Pacific Coast
A Presbyterian Church was organized at Eureka, Nevada, on the 20th ultimo. John Hearn was installed as ruling elder of the new congregation.
Daily Evening Bulletin 4 October 1873
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MARRIAGES
Ahearn—Spencer.—By special license at St. Patrick's Church, Parramatta, by the Rev. Father Healy, John, only son of Mr. Denis Ahern, of Parramatta, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr. Charles Spencer, of Parramatta.
["By special license" indicates marriage to a Protestant.]
Australian and New Zealand Gazette 11 October 1873
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I HEREBY give notice, that all CATTLE and HORSES found in Lander's Pocket, Nudgee, after SATURDAY next, the 22nd November, will be impounded. JOHN AHERN. November 17, 1873.
The Brisbane Courier 18 November 1873
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Notes of the Day About Town
Liquor seizures were made, yesterday, at the shops of James Connor, 161 and 162 Dorchester avenue; Michael Cronan, corner of Albany and Way streets; Joseph Jaromski, 1 Lehigh street, and Dennis Ahearn, 16 Broadway.
The Boston Globe 1 January 1874
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James Parkes and William O'Hearn, telegraph messengers, were charged at the Belfast Police Court with non-delivery of telegraphic messages entrusted to them on the 21st January. They concealed messages in their stockings, and represented at the Post office that they had delivered them. The prisoners were fined 20s., with the alternative of 14 days' imprisonment.
County Observer 21 February 1874
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THE MOUNT PLEASANT ROUGHS
Another Row, Last Night—An Officer Injured, Perhaps Fatally.
Once in about a fortnight, furing the last six months, mention has been made of some disturbance among the roughs of Mount Pleasant street, in which some one or more persons engaged have been bruised and battered. It was only a few weeks ago that one of these worthless fellows was shot by an officer at whom he had hurled a brickbat and died shortly after at the City Hospital. It was predicted, at the time, that in thus summarily dealihng with these men the officers had done much for the law and peace of the neighborhood for all time. But, last night, there occurred an affair at the corner of Harrison avenue and Webber street that promises even more serious consequences than any of its predecessors, even the death of a well-known officer of Station IX., Sergeant Charles Hood. James O'Hearn, one of the most notorious men of this class in the vicinity, and another rough were fighting at the aforesaid corner at 9½ o'clock in the evening, a large crowd of men, women and children, packed on all sides about them, watching the progress of the fray. Officer Wilder learned of the affair and, single-handed, attempted to quell it. He was knocked down and beaten and kicked. Sergeant Hood came to the rescue, and was hit on the head with a half brick. Recovering themselves, the officers went in pursuit of the man who threw the brick, and followed him into Nawn street, where he disappeared. Relinquishing pursuit of him, the officers arrrested O'Hearn and started with him to the station-house. They were met half way by the entire night force of Station IX., who had been sent to their relief. There was, therefore, no attempt at rescue, and, having locked the prisoner up, Sergeant Hood started for his house, 231 Eustis street. He had proceeded but a short distance when he dropped as if dead upon the pavement. Help was procured, and the man was taken to Dr. Mann's office and attended there by Drs. Mann and Martin. It is feared that he will not recover. Efforts are making for the arrest of the man who threw the brick.
The Boston Globe 26 March 1874
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CITY AND SUBURBAN NEWS
NEW-YORK
Martin Ahearn, aged sixteen, of No. 515 Tenth avenue, while driving through Henry street, yesterday morning, was shot in the forehead and slightly wounded by some unknown person. He was attended by Police Surgeon Place and taken home.
New York Times 1 April 1874
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Fire Notes
The following are the recent appointments in the companies in the Bulfinch street engine house: Foreman of Engine Company No. 4, William T. Chesswell ; engineman, Charles T. Deering ; assistant engineman, William F. Booker ; foreman of the insurance patrol, Dexler R. Deering ; driver of Engine No. 4, John C. Harrington, Jr. ; driver of the hose carriage, Michael Ahern.
The Boston Globe 8 April 1874
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Rowing Notes
Fred. A. Plaisted and M. Ahearn, two good amateur oarsmen, June 27, will row over the Charles River course, for $500 a side, and on the same day there will be a swimming match for $50 a side between J. A. Maines and Edward McAvoy; also a single-scull race for working boats, for $100 a side, between William Dixon and J. H. Carroll, over the same course; a match is to be made between the Macdonald brothers and T. C. Butler and John Landers, for double-sculls, but the time is not yet agreed on, though it will be some time in July, for $500 a side, and pulled over the same course. After the above race, Landers is ready to make a single-scull race against any one in New England for $500 a side and the championship of the States.
The Boston Globe 22 June 1874
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Interesting Scull Race on the Charles River.
Saturday—A Close Contest.
   The single-scull race rowed on Saturday morning on the Charles River was the closest contest for supremacy at the oar which Boston has seen for many a day. The match was between a stranger named Fred A. Plaisted of California and an amateur named Michael Ahern of the West End. Considerable interest has all along been manifested in the match, as it was now a bona fide affair, and was to call out a puller new to this section, and crowds of people were on hand to witness the race. Betting was quite lively, the odds of two to one being offered on the stranger. The course was from the judges' boat, off the Union Boat Club House, to and around a stake boat one mile up stream.
   At 9 o'clock the men appeared. Ahern stripped to the waist, while Plaisted wore a red flannel shirt. The latter was much the larger of the two, weighing in his flannels about one hundred and sixty. Ahern was in excellent condition, weight about one hundred and forty.
   Plaisted won the toss and inside position, giving Ahern the side farthest from the wall and more in the current. When the word was given, Ahern took the water first, and went away with half a length lead, pulling with a good clean stroke. Plaisted took matters very easy, but his stroke seemed not as promising a one as Ahern's, and it lacked in the finish, also in the dip. In the first half mile, Ahern had pulled out nearly four open lengths, and then he took still another, holding it to the stake. He turned in six minutes and thirty-two seconds, and had nearly straightened away when Plaisted turned. Both rounded in fine order, and when they began their return it was noticed that Plaisted took and left the water cleaner than on the first half, and seemed to attend more closely to his work. He still kept inside and Ahern the outside, going wide for the favor of the current, which, however, was not great. Plaisted slowly and steadily closed up the lead, although Ahern kept playing his sculls very steadily and strong. When within half a mile of the finish, they were about even, and then for a time it looked as if the red shirt was leading. Ahern made a spurt, and had his competitor so he could see his back, but he had pulled out a little too far, and in working in-shore Plaisted had the advantage. When within a dozen boat lengths of the judges, Plaisted put his all on the sculls, and came over the imaginary line the winner by little more than half a length. Ahern, being too far out, collided with the judges' boat, but did not injure his shell, and was fished out of the water, refreshed by his involuntary bath. He had pulled all there was in him. Plaisted had overmatched Ahern but a trifle, for he fell on getting out of his boat, had to be helped from his boat, and with assistance could hardly walk up the raft of the Union Club, where stimulants, etc., were administered. The time of this two-mile race was 15.36. Ahern was beaten [by] four seconds. Mr. William McDonald acted as referee, and the $200 was awarded to Plaisted. The excitement over the last half mile among the spectators was very great, and the friends of Ahern, defeated by so little, are ready to back their champion against the California man, within any space of time, and for any reasonable amount of money.
Aquatic Notes
   It is understood that Fred E. Plaisted, who was so narrowly defeated [sic] by Ahern, the Boston amateur, in Saturday's scull race, at one time held the championship of California for single sculls.
The Boston Globe 29 June 1874
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CAMBRIDGE.
Police Court.—In the Police Court, yesterday, John Hurlihy was fined $5 and costs for his share in a fight on Cambridge street on Thursday night, in which Michael Ahearn was severely cut about the head.
The Boston Globe 8 August 1874
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PROBATE COURT.
FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY—
BEFORE JUDGE BROOKS—AUGUST 17.
GUARDIANSHIPS GRANTED.
Minors
Of Thomas W. O'Hearn, aged seventeen, to his sister, Lizzie O'Hearn; $1000 bond.
The Boston Globe 18 August 1874
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JOHN A.HERN, a drummer, recently discharged from the 82nd Regiment, has been handed over by the Aldershot magistrates to the Kent Constabulary on a charge of being in possession of the proceeds of a robbery (jewellery) of the value of £50, from Captain Carstairs, 82nd Regiment, while stationed at Chatham. A police sergeant traced the alleged robbery to the prisoner.
County Observer 29 August 1874
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NEW-JERSEY
James O'Hern, a laborer employed on the new tunnel of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad through Bergen Hill, was killed Wednesday night by being caught between two of the dump cars used for hauling stones from the shafts. He was conveyed to his residence on Hicks street, where he lingered in terribly agony for about two hours.
New York Times 4 September 1874
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SUPERIOR CRIMINAL COURT
Seventy-five indictments were returned by the grand jury, yesterday, and in twnety-five cases no bills were found. The following prisoners pleaded not guilty, and had days assigned for trial: . . . Andrew O'Hearn, larceny of notes and other property from Thomas Kelty;  . . . William O'Hearn, larceny, two counts (now in the House of Correction for other offences); . . . 
The Boston Globe 15 September 1874
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Yesterday Mr. Michael Walsh received a telegram from his brother, Mr. Callaghan Walsh, stating that the two men Ahearn and Kay, mentioned by our Cooktown correspondent as having been badly speared by some aboriginals, had recovered ; and also that the steamer in which he (Mr. Walsh) was sailing for Brisbane was bringing the extraordinary quantity of thirty thousand (30,000) ounces of gold shipped from Cooktown.
The Brisbane Courier 19 September 1874
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COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS
In the Court of General Sessions, yesterday, Recorder Hackett presiding, District Attorney Rollins prosecuting,  . . .  Michael Ahern and Richard Ryan pleaded guilty to attempts at burglary, and were each sent to State Prison for two years and six months. . . . 
New York Times 21 October 1874
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At the Richmond Police Court, on Saturday, Mary Ahern, who had refused to obey a summons of the court, was brought up on warrant, and charged by her husband, Timothy Ahern, with ill-treating him. She had threatened to shoot him, and had chastised him with an empty bucket. Mrs. Ahern was bound over in her own recognisance to the extent of £5 to keep the peace towards her husband for the space of three months.
Melbourne Argus 9 November 1874
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COURT NOTES
The divorce case of Ellen Ahern vs. Wm. Ahern was referred to the Court Commissioner.
Daily Alta 15 December 1874
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Married — WALTON—AHEARN. In this city, December 20, Robert Walton to Ellen Ahearn.
Daily Evening Bulletin 31 December 1874
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Losses by the Fire at Treasure City, Nevada.
Hamilton, Nev., January 8th. The following is a list of the losses in the Treasure City fire last night. None of the losers were insured : Charles Karbstern, two houses, $4,000 ; Keller's saloon, $3,000 ; Bibbins' shoe-shop, $8,500; Mrs. Logan's dwelling, $3,500; Pat. O'Conner's saloon, $3,000; Chas. Smith, $5,000; E.M. Karbstern, butcher, $2,500: E. Meyers, two dwelling-houses, $4,000; Capt. Drake's dwelling, $2,000; John L. Robinson's dwelling, $1,000; Mike Herron's dwelling, $3,000; Moses O'Hearn's dwelling, $1,500; Mose Line's dwelling $600; : Chas. Kimball's dwelling, $400; Levi Smith, damage to stock, $1,500 ; Pat. McElroy's dwelling, $800; John Young's dwelling, $500; Chas. Probt, barber, $500; C. Connover's dwelling, $500; Mrs. Lane's dwelling, $500; Albert Wilson's saloon, $3,500.
Sacramento Daily Union 9 January 1875
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PORT OF AUCKLAND.
ARRIVAL OF THE WARWICK. The fine iron ship Warwick, under the command of Captain James Skinner, who visited this port some time back, arrived in harbour yesterday after a passage of 102 days. The Warwick, besides bringing a full general cargo and several saloon passengers, also has on board 216 (adult) immigrants. The immigrants were under the charge of Dr. W. P. Nesbitt (who visited this port in the ship Queen Bee, in a similar capacity) Shortly after the vessel rounded the North Head, she was boarded by the Health Officer, Dr. Philson, and the Immigration Officer ; a clean bill of health was given to her. From the ship's log we learn that nothing worthy of note occurred during the passage, she having bad a fine weather passage throughout. The Warwick left London on October 11, and crossed the equator on November 11, and made the Three Kings on January 18. Light winds prevailed down the coast. The following is a list of the immigrants:—
Families— . . . Ahern : Mary 31, Margaret 16, Ellen 15 ; . . . 
Daily Southern Cross 23 January 1875
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PROBATE COURT.
Administrations have been granted to the following estates: . . . Josiah Prescott and Daniel Ahern to Michael Enright.
The Boston Globe 2 February 1875
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SUBURBAN NOTES
Brighton District.—In the Brighton District Municipal Court, yesterday, Thomas Kelley was arraigned upon complaint made by Officer Brennan for an assault with intent to rob Edward O'Hearn of Watertown. The officer not being ready for trial, Kelley was ordered to furnish bail in the sum of $2000 until today.
The Boston Globe 5 March 1875
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TIPPERARY (SOUTH RIDING.)
(From Our Reporter.)
Clonmel, Saturday,       
   Mr. Baron Dowse entered the Crown Court this morning at 10 o'clock, and resumed the disposal of the criminal business for this riding of the county.
   Messrs. Harris, Q.C., and O'Hara, Q.C., instructed by Mr. Bolton, Crown Solicitor, prosecuted in the several cases on behalf of the Crown.
Counterfeit Coin
   James, Patrick, Michael, and Alice Ahearne were indicted for having in their custody counterfeit coin on the 20th October last, and with uttering a counterfeit shilling to a woman named Lonergan on the day in question.
   They pleaded not guilty, and were defended by Messrs. Gibson and Lover, instructed by Mr. Sargint, Cahir.
   Constable M'Conyne deposed that on the night of the 19th of October last he arrested James and Patrick on a charge of assault. He found on James the base shilling and the piece of metal (solder) produced. He also found on Pat two base shillings. [These coins were also produced.] Also found, in the dayroom in the barracks where Pat and James were searched, two other bad shillings. They reside in Killdonohoe. Went to their house on the 20th of October, and saw Michael and Alice Ahearne there. On instituting a search he found the two bars of metal produced in one of the crevices in the room. Constable Conroy got seven shillings which were bad. Prisoners till a portion of the mountain, and keep sheep and goats.
   Constable Conroy deposed that he found in a crevice in the wall seven base shillings.
   Constable Gallagher said that on the day in question he found the following articles at the prisoners' house :— A small bottle labelled “nitrate of argent,” clippings of metal, a portion of plaster, apparently part of a mould, with the impression of a coin thereon, and outside, within a radius of fifteen yards from the house, other bits of plaster on which there was the impression of coin.
   Catherine Lonergan, the wife of a publican residing at Lisheenmoore, swore that Patrick Lonergan [sic] went to her house a few days after the fair of Clonmel, and gave her a shilling, which she considered bad, for a few pintes of porter ; she returned him the coin, and “took his word” for the debt.
   Sub-constable Little swore to having arrested Pat Ahearne on the 20th of October last l he took him before Mr. Taylor, Clogheen, who gave him the usual caution to say nothing that might criminate him ; he then stated that he had been to the fair in Clonmel ; that he sold a horse to an Englishman ; that he went to change some of the notes in a shop in town, and that it was there he got the bad coin found on him.
   The jury, after about an hour's absence from court, returned a verdict of guilty against James and Pat Ahearne on the first count, and a verdict of guilty against Pat on the secnd count. Alice and Michael they found to be not guilty.
   The Judge said the verdict was a most proper and discriminating one. The sentence of the court was that Pat should undergo five, and James two years' penal servitude. The other prisoners might be discharged.
The Irish Times 8 March 1875
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Great Fire at Clayton
About 4 in the morning last Wed., a fire broke out in the stables at the rear of Ahearnís Hotel. Owing to a high wind which was blowing at the time, the flames spread rapidly, enwrapping the entire outbuildings and then communicating to the hotel adjoining, speedily enveloped it also, barely allowing the inmates to escape with their lives. From the hotel the flames spread to the lumber yard of D. Drummond, Esq., completely consuming the lumber piles. Herculean attempts were made by the inhabitants to save Mr. Drummondís shingle and saw mills but all attempts were ineffectual and soon the mills were engulfed in the fiery element. The carding mill of T. Blair, Esq., adjoining the saw mill, then became ignited and was quickly a smouldering mass of ruins. At this stage of the fire, desperate attempts were made by energetic citizens to save Mr. Drummondís grist mill and confine the fire to the carding mill, which attempts were, fortunately, effectual. Mr. Ahernís loss is about $2,500, insured in the Farmerís Mutual for $1,500; Mr. Drummondís loss is about $6,000, no insurance. Mr. Blairís loss will be covered by $1,000, no insurance.
Perth Courier 30 April 1875
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SUPERIOR CRIMINAL COURT.
FOR MIDDLESEX COUNTY
The grand jury reported, yesterday, and the following parties were arraigned: . . . William B. Rahill, James Goulding, Daniel O'Hearn, breaking and entering house of David F. Hulseman; also, house of David P. Page; also, house of Charles B. Lane, Somerville. . . . 
The Boston Globe 3 July 1875
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COLONIAL NEWS.
(From various papers.)
The evidence given at the inquest, on the body of Timothy Ahern, 80 years of age, a man of property, who was found dead in Hosie's Baths, Bourke-street, Melbourne, on Monday, showed that death was caused by asphyxia from drowning, and that he probably fainted in the bath and was thus drowned.
Clarence and Richmond Examiner 20 July 1875
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MASSACHUSETTS.
Paxton.—Daniel Hunt is under arrest for demanding money of Mrs. O'Hern and threatening to kill her if she refused. Three men who were his companions are still at large. [a James Ahern, born in Ireland, was residing in Paxton when he became a citizen 5 November 1870.]
The Boston Globe 12 August 1875
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MARRIAGES.
AHERN—O'DWYER.—On the 12th August, at St. Patrick's, West-terrace, by the Very Rev. F. Byrne, Vicar-General, Daniel, second son of Mr. Roger Ahern, of Glenough, to Catherine, eldest daughter of Mr. Patrick O'Dwyer, of Carehue, both of Tipperary, Ireland.
South Australian Register 18 August 1875
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The Duel that Billy A'Hern Saw.
Everybody in Dubuque knows Billy A'Hern, the honest, hard-working drayman and "Mayor of Dublin." Our reporter chanced to overhear him a few days since relating to a few of his chums some reminiscences of his early life in the old country, and we herewith give as near as we can in his own language his account of a duel he witnessed. He said:

"When I wor quite a young man I was in the sarvice of a gintleman named O'Halloran, in the County of ———, and he was one of the best masthers and best men I ever knew. He stood over six feet on the naked floor, and was that big around it took six yards of cloth to make a coat for him. With all his bigness he was bould as a lion, and didn't fear the divil himself.

He was a good landlord, too, by the same token ; and all the people around about would fight for him any day. Well, there was a felly in the neighborhood, an officer in a regiment, who had the reputation of being a terrible shot, and was called by way of nickname Murtherin McNamara, for the number of men he had killed at different times in his juels. He was a little felly, too, with a face on him like a weazel, covered with short bristly hair, and all you could see of him was his nose and his eyes, and a wicked look he had in them same, too. He was an insultin, aggravatin' kind of a chap, and was niver continted unless he had a fight on his hands. And he niver had one that he did not kill his man, aither.

"Weel, my masther, who was a good-natured man as iver lived and not aisily provoked ; somehow he got into a quarrel with this McNamara, and short work they made of it until the challenge had passed between them. Who sint it, divil a one of me knows now, but first I heard of it was wan evening I was sint for by Mr. O'Halloran. I went up to his room and there I saw him coolly cleaning up his pistols and whistling the 'Rigs of barley' softly to himself, 'William, avic,' says he. He always called me William and not Billy as you blackgards do. 'William dhrink that,' and he poured me out a rousin' tumbler of punch. I emptied the tumbler without any more axin, and he filled it again for me, when I says to him : They tould me yer anner that you wanted to see me. 'Yes,' says he ; 'I want you to be on hand bright and early in the morning to drive over to Mallen's Hill.' 'What are you going there for, masther dear?' says I. 'Hold yer tongue,' says he, 'and don't be axing foolish questions.'

Well, to make a long story short, we set out at break of day, and a rougher road I never traveled in my life. And after driving awhile we came to the top of a hill, and there way beyant we saw a crowd standin', and all of them lookin' at us. O'Halloran lifted his eye-glass, and looking steadily through it a minnit, and shutting it hastily, he says, 'Drive like the divil. We're late. Don't spare the whip.' Wid that we set off at a terrible gait. I had as fast a team of horses as there was in the country, and they fairly flew over the ground whenever I gave them the laste touch of the whip. What wid the fear I was in, and the excitement, and the stones we ran over, I could hardly hould on to the sate, but after a bit we got to the ground, and before I had fairly stopped the team, O'Halloran was out of the carriage, and whipping a tape measure out of his pocket, along wid his knife, he stuck the knife through the ring of the measure into the ground that had already been staked off, and measuring it off, he says: 'You are three feet too far! Here is the spot.' 'As you plaze,' says the other felly's second, and the two were stuck in their places, while the crowd, which was by this time a big one, darted right and left.

Well, their arms were lifted, the word was given, and two reports went off as one. McNamara half fell over, and as he raised himself the blood was streaming down his face from his ear which had been shot away. O'Halloran had the knot of his necktie cut off as slick as a daisy, but stood in his place smiling like a morning in May. McNamara was furious, however, and wanted another shot. Well, the pistols were loaded again, the word was given, and bang they went. Almost with the report, McNamara staggered and fell like a log on his face. They went up to him, but he never moved. They turned him on his back and found an ugly hole in his forehead. O'Halloran ran up to him, bent down and looked into his face. 'The Lord love you,' says he; 'I am sorry for you, but you would have it so.'

The body of McNamara was put into the carriage and taken away by his friends, while O'Halloran drove, home without saying a word. 'And this,' said Billy, 'was the first and only juel I iver saw, and I niver want to see another."—Dubuque Times

The Milan Exchange 26 August 1875
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Drunkards Fined
James Vully, James Stoddard, John Irwin and Thomas Ahearn were each fined in the Police Court this morning for having been drunk.
Oakland Tribune 6 September 1875
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NEWPORT
POLICE COURT.—WEDNESDAY.
Before Messrs HENRY PHILLIPS and R. CULLUM.
Patrick O'Hearn, drunk and incapable, fined 5s.
County Observer 2 October 1875
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AQUATIC.
Two Double Scull Races at Springfield.
Boston Beats San Francisco
   SPRINGFIELD, Mass., October 5.—The double scull Whitehall boat race between M. DeLowrey and M. J. Mahoney of the Boston Boat Club and F. A. Plaisted and M. Ahern of San Francisco, took place on the Connecticut River here, this afternoon. Very little interest was manifested, the betting being light and only about $1000 changing hands. The Boston men were the favorites at odds varying from twenty to fifteen to twenty to five, and the result proves that their friends had not misplaced their confidence. Their appearance was all that could be expected. DeLowrey, the stroke, wighed 182 pounds and Mahoney balanced at 179; on the other hand their opponents were not in very fine condition, Ahern having the appearance of too much flesh, and weighed in the vicinity of 190 pounds, while Plaisted looked much better and finer. A few minutes before 3 o'clock, Captain Gardner, the referee, called the men into line and without much delay sent them off both boats taking water at the same time. After rowing 200 yards or more, the boats came into collission. They separated with very little delay and were once more struggling for the lead, which was finally taken by the Boston boat, and held to the end, beating the 'Frisco men fifteen boat-lengths, and rowing the five miles in 41 06. Both boats immediately pulled to the judges' boat and entered claims of foul, which were settled by the refereee ordering the men to row again, and giving them fifteen minutes to prepare. At 4:15 the word was again given to go, and for a hundred feet it was an even race. From that point, however, the Boston men gained on their opponents, winning easily in 46 18.
The Boston Globe 6 October 1875
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Police Court
Judge Carter held a session of the Arlington Police Court, Friday morning, to pass judgment on two complaints against Mr. Chas. L. Steinkrauss, charging him with assault on Patrick and John Ahearn, and also one of Mr. Steinkrauss against them for malicious mischief. It grew out of a disgraceful disturbance in the Spy Pond House, last Sunday afternoon. These fellows broke open the bar room door, and created other disturbances, and Mr. S., with the help of a club, iron poker, and bottles, gave them a severe beating. He was adjudged guilty, and sentenced to pay a fine of $10 and costs in each case, and appealed. The Ahearn boys were also found guilty, and sentenced to pay a fine of $5, and one-half the costs in each case.
Arlington Advocate 9 October 1875
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IOWA NEWS.
—C. L. Palmer of the Dwight Star, has a first-class libel suit on his hands. He published an article recently commenting on the character of John Ahern's saloon, and Ahern has commenced a suit for libel in the Circuit Court, laying his damages at $5,000.
The Palo Alto Pilot 14 October 1875
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SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE
HOBSON'S BAY
CLEARED OUT.—OCT 19.
Macedon, s.s., 532 tons, J. R. Clarke, for Sydney, Passengers—saloon : . . . Peter Ahern, Richard Ahern, . . . 
Melbourne Argus 20 October 1875
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A Threatening Letter
Professor C. E. Norton of Harvard College recently received the following anonymous, threatening letter: “Mr. Norton—You have got to discharge your seamstress and chambermaid. If you don't, the house will be burned over their head, or you will lose your head, if you keep them. You have got one week to send them away, if not, mark the result, for I will have revenge for what they said of my sister. So you have two choices, to keep them or send them away. But you keep them and mark the result.” There were reasons to suspect that the 'sister' of Michael Ahern was the one referred to, and Michael was arrested in Boston and brought before Judge Ladd yesterday. He denied the authorship, and accused the girls in the house of writing the letter. The case was continued till Wednesday next, in $1000 bonds.
The Boston Globe 11 November 1875
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Morris J. O'Hearn of Brandon, leaves for Florida this week on account of his health.
The Rutland Daily Globe 8 November 1875
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The jury in the case of Patrick Ahern, on trial for the murder of an unknown tramp at Townsend, Del., in August last, returned a verdict of not guilty yesterday morning.
New York Times 30 November 1875
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SIDNEY—AHERN—Jan. 1, at St. Francis's Church, Sydney, by the Very Rev. Dean Sheridan, Mr. Paul Sidney, of Sydney, to Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. Charles Ahern, of Cahirconlish, county Limerick, Ireland.
The Sydney Morning Herald 14 January 1876
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INTELLECTUAL BLOOM
   An Analysis and List of Cases of Insanity in Alameda County During the Year 1875. There were thirty-one persons committed to the State Insane Asylum from this county last year. Of these, twenty were males and eleven females. . . . Following is a list of the names of the unfortunate ones, together with the nativity, age, occupation, state in life, nature of malady and the cause in each case, so far as could be ascertained by Judge Nye of the County Court and the examining physicians:
   October 11—Sarah Ahern (nee Manion), native of Ireland, aged about 35, married to William J. Ahern, no children living, last from New York; mania, delusions of sight and hearing; homicidal and incendiary disposition.
Oakland Tribune 22 January 1876
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The sittings of the Central Criminal Court for February were commenced yesterday morning, before Mr. Justice Stephen. Daniel Ahern was charged with setting fire to a stack of wheat belonging to one Harvey Beames, at Tabilk. It appeared from the evidence that on the 14th January last the prisoner gave 30s. to Mr. Finn, the landlord of the Tabilk Hotel, and received the money back next day. Prisoner afterwards complained that the money had been stolen from him in the hotel, and advised the landlord to keep better people about him. This led to some strong language between the two, in the course of which the prisoner said that he would make it hot for Finn. Adjoining Finn's hotel was a stack of wheat belonging to Mr. Beames. Soon after the altercation the prisoner was seen to go towards this stack, and immediately afterwards the stack was in a blaze. The prisoner was found lying near the stack. In defence the prisoner denied all knowledge of the occurrence; asserted that he was drunk at the time, and as to the remarks about making it hot for Finn, said that that referred to the loss of his 30s., and to the fact that he might prosecute Finn for selling liquor on Sunday. The jury found the prisoner guilty, but recommended him to mercy, on the ground that this was his first offence, and that he was drunk at the time. His Honour said he would take the recommendation into consideration, and prisoner was remanded for sentence.
The Argus 16 February 1876
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CHRISTCHURCH.
Drunkenness —The following inebriates were dealt with:—Patrick Ahearn fined 10s; James Smart fined 10s Patrick Kennedy, who was also charged with using obscene language, was fined 10s; John Shearman fined 20s; Christopher Burn fined 5s, and to pay cab hire; Cornelius O'Connor fined 10s. [Before G. L. Mellish. Esq., R.M., and J. C. Boys, Esq. J.P.]
The Press 17 February 1876
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Police Intelligence
On calling the cases of the two boys Edward Ahearn and Anthony Murphy, charged with robbing Patrick Mannix, Murphy pleaded guilty of petty larceny and was ordered for sentence. Ahearn pleaded not guilty, but on hearing the evidence the Court ordered him to appear for sentence tomorrow.
Daily Evening Bulletin 17 February 1876
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Police Intelligence
A Batch of Unimportant Cases—Sentences
The following sentences were imposed . . . Ed. Ahearn, petit larceny, $200 . . . 
Daily Evening Bulletin 18 February 1876
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MARRIAGES.
Sidney—Ahern—At St. Francis's Church, Sydney, by the Very Rev. Dean Sheridan, Mr. Paul Sidney, of Sydney, to Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. Charles Ahern, of Cahirconlish, county Limerick, Ireland.
Australian & New Zealand Gazette 25 March 1876
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CURRENT EVENTS
Michael Ahearn, of Jersey City, almost fatally stabbed Patrick Burns, of the same city, yesterday, because the later asked the former for work which he refused to give.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 11 April 1876
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MARRIAGES.
AHERN—MALONEY.—On the 17th April, at St. Patrick's Church, Toowoomba, by the Rev. Father Dunn, William, second son of the late Mr. Denis Ahern, of Donnickmore, county Cork, Ireland, to Jane Mary Josephine, eldest daughter of Mr. James Maloney, of Toowoomba. [Cork Examiner, please copy.]
The Brisbane Courier 6 May 1876
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COUNTY CLARE
   Mr. Justice Keogh took his seat on the bench yesterday morning at ten o'clock, and proceeded with the trial of prisoners.
Threatening Letter
   Patrick Ryan, alias “Rory of the Hills,” was put forward and arraigned on several charges, viz., appearing in arms in a proclaimed district, and stealing two pistols from Michael Gaigley, on the 16th of January last, sending a threatening letter to William Ahearn, on the 21st December.
   The prisoner pleaded guilty to the first indictment and not guilty to the others. He asked his lordship to provide him with counsel.
   His Lordship said he had no power to do so.
   Mr. Coffee said they considered the threatening letter case the most important, and would try him on that indictment.
   Wm. Ahearn deposed to the prisoner coming to his house on two occasions, and threatening that his comrade was to meet him and give him a ball unless he gave up some land which a man named Murphy held before witness. Identified the letter sent him, which was couched in stereotypical phrase, and headed by a coffin containing a corpse, and signed “Rory of the Hills.” Said his name was Pat Ryan.
   Evidence of identity with the prisoner's handwriting was given by Mr. Teak, an expert.
   The prisoner was convicted, and sentenced to seven years' penal servitude.
The Irish Times 12 July 1876
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In the South Boston District Municipal Court yesterday, William Gallagher, P. Campbell, Caroline Fehayer, William Castle, Dennis Ahern and Julia O'Day; they were severally fined $100 and costs for illegal liquor selling, and on appeal were each held in $300.
The Boston Globe 16 September 1876
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BIRTHS.
AHEARN—Sept. 1, Mudgee, Mrs. J. Ahearn, of a son.
The Sydney Morning Herald 22 September 1876
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SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE
HOBSON'S BAY
CLEARED OUT.—OCT 17.
Barrabool, s.s., 588 tons, J. Pain, for Sydney. Passengers-saloon : . . . Martin Ahern, James Ahern, . . . 
Melbourne Argus 18 October 1876
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PUBLISHING LIBELOUS CIRCULARS.
S. J. Ahern, a bill discounter and money-lender, at No. 170 Broadway, was arrested on a warrant issued on the complaint of James Cockcroft, of No. 136 Wooster street. Complainant testified that Ahern, who held certain protested paper of a firm of which he [Cockeroff] (sic) was a member, has endeavored to compel him to pay the same by composing, publishing, and circulating circulars charging him with conspiracy to cheat the creditors of the firm of James Cockcroft & Co. Judge Smith, at Essex Market, held this to be conduct tending to a breach of the peace, on Friday last, and bound the prisoner over to keep the peace in the sum of $500, and S. B. LeBaron, of Pine street, gave bail in that amount. Mr. Appleton Morgan appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Lockwood for the prisoner.
New York Times 21 November 1876
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Our citizens have evinced a remarkable dereliction in their neglect of the grave-yards in the neighborhood of Steilacoom. The one near the Hospital for the Insane, commonly known as the Garrison Cemetery, is enclosed by a picket-fence, but it is a broken-down, dilapidated, forbidden structure, through which cattle can enter at various places. Wild trees and brush hide the graves and monuments in the yard, and dry branches and tree-tops are scattered over the grounds, rendering it almost impossible to wander about from one side of the sacred place to the other.

The grave-yard near Gravelly Lake is in as bad a condition, lacking enclosure, besides. Here cattle, sheep and hogs may be seen at any time feeding on the graves and uprooting the ground.

Now, we suggest that for the credit of the good name of our town, our people subscribe money enough to have a fence built around the grave-yard at Gravelly Lake, to repair the one surrounding the Garrison Cemetery, and to give a general cleaning-up to both. Half-a-dollar, dollar or two from each of our citizens will pay for the work and material.

We are also of opinion it would come within the province of our members of the Legislature to memorialize Congress for aid in the preservation of the graves of the soldiers at the Garrison Cemetery, and to erect to them suitable monuments. We have visited the two grave-yards and below present, as near as type can make it, a list of inscriptions as we found them, in order to preserve, for future reference, names, etc., of the deceased. In the Garrison Cemetery six graves are marked by ever-lasting marble-slabs or monuments, while the graveyard at Gravelly Lake has only one grave thus distinguished. The remainder are marked by wooden slabs, and many a mound is thrown up without the least mark to inform the visitor of the name or age of the departed. Some very ignorant artists painted the headboards for many of the graves, as may be noticed by inspecting the list we give below. We have arranged the list in alphabetical order, and begin with the graves at

THE GARRISON CEMETERY
Sacred to the memory of W. B. AFFLECK, Born In Peebles, Scotland, Died March 18, 1859, Aged 36 years.
In memory of W. AHERN, Company A., 4th Infantry, Died October 20, 1853. . . .
Puget Sound Express 23 November 1876
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MARRIED
San Diego, December 25—W. J. Walsh to Katie A. Ahearn.
Sacramento Daily Union 1 January 1877
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Another alleged Highway Robbery near Tipperary.
On Saturday night last a farmer from Garryduff near the Glen of Aherlow, named Edmond Ahern, reported to the Tipperary Police that he had been attacked by four men, near the old Police Barracks of Brookville, as he was going home from Tipperary. They rifled his pockets, but found nothing on his person except a pipe and some tobacco, which they took from him. He had no money or anything else about him. Not being satisfied with what they found they struck Ahern several times with their clenched fists about the head and face, and when he came to report the matter to the Police he was bleeding from the nose and mouth, while his left eye was quite black from the effects of a blow of some hard substance. The farmer stated that he did not know any of his assailants, nor would he be able to identify any of them as the night was dark. It is the general cry of the people—who have to travel the Brookville road, whether going or returning from Tipperary—that it is quite impossible for them to escape being attacked after nightfall since the Brookville Barracks was broken up. Although the Tipperary Police are most vigilant in their patrols along the same road, they are unable to detect the perpetrators of those daring outrages which have of late been reported.
Clonmel Chronicle 10 January 1877
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Apprehensions
Alexander A'Hern, free, arrested by P.C. McKenna, at Fremantle, on 10th inst.; charged with resisting and assaulting P.C. McKenna, whilst executing a distress warrant on the effects of Mary A'Hern. Sentenced same date, at Fremantle Police Court, to 7 days' imprisonment.
Western Australia Police Gazette 17 January 1877
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CAHIR Petty Sessions
Sub-Constable Kelly charged James Peters, of Kilnacash with being drunk in charge of a horse and and a car on the 9th inst. Defendant denied the charge, and Constable Ahern also proved to the defendant being drunk.
Clonmel Chronicle 20 January 1877
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The evidence given at the Coroner's Inquest with respect to the death of Hans Peterson, who was killed by a fall of earth at the reclamation works, at Kaiwarra, was not of such a nature as to satisfy the public mind that all possible precautions are taken there for the protection of human life. The witnesses all told pretty much the same tale, and there was an evident desire evinced to make as little of the matter as possible. As an instance of this, James Ahern, the time keeper, in answer to a question as to the extent of the slip, declared "that only a little of the earth fell upon Peterson, because he was at the end of the earth." Now, when a man is so crushed that his bowels are pressed out, it is manifest that the slip must have been a heavy one, and that the evidence of Ahern understates the case. Whether by careful watchfulness Peterson could have been warned in time and thereby escaped, it is difficult to say. The statement however, of the same witness, that no regular watch is kept in cases where danger may be impending, indicates that a good deal is left to chance. . . . 
Wellington Evening Post 25 January 1877
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Thursday
Judge Burbank
Timothy Coughlin plead guilty to three complaints alleging a disturbance of the peace, assault and batter and malicious injury to a dwelling house. The disturbance of the peace occurred January 6th at the corner of Dorchester and First streets, where Officer Dresser found him somewhat intoxicated, indulging in the most vulgar and obscene language which attracted the attention of the neighborhood. At a distance he used the vilest epithets, abusing the officer, and for his indecencies on this occasion he was fined $10 and costs. The assault and battery was committed upon Ellen Ahern, Jan. 27th at her residence, No. 363 First street. She was removing some of the debris from the scene of the explosion on Saturday last, and while dragging charred wood to her home this young man, with Joseph Hayes,interrupted her, and following her home there assaulted her, after entering the house and besides this, Coughlin maliciously tore parts of the stair railing down. They were each fined $3 and costs for the assaults, and for injuring the building Coughlin was fined $1 and costs.
South Boston Inquirer 3 February 1877
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Real Estate Transactions Record of Transactions for the Twenty-four Hours Ending at Noon To-Day
J. O. Mahony to P. Ahearn, lot 25x105 on the east line of Mission street, 275 feet north of Seventeenth, $3,500.
Daily Evening Bulletin 6 February 1877
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ST. LOUIS
Shocking Death of a man from the pier nearest the Illinois shore.
To hasten the work two gangs of men are kept busy, one during the day and the other at night. Dennis Ahern, a strapping young fellow, who belonged to the night party, in stepping about the remnants of the railroad track, missed his footing and fell some thirty feet, alighting on the rocks beneath. He was picked up a limp and bleeding mass of bruised flesh and broken bones. All that could be done for him was done, but he died in a very short time in great agony. Ahern was only twenty years old, over six feet high and a native of Hartford, Conn., and had been but a short time in St. Louis. What makes his untimely fate still sadder is the fact that he was engaged to be married to an estimable young lady of this city.
Sedalia Daily Democrat 27 February 1877
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Telegraphic Despatches.
Dunedin, Tuesday.
TENDERS FOR GRAVEL.
   It was decided before the Council opened the tenders, that the successful tenderer should lodge a deposit of 10 per cent on the amount of the tender, as a guarantee of its due fulfillment. The tenders were as follows:—
   S. Anderson, 200 yards, at 6s per yard ; W. Auld, 500 yards, 6s 6d ; Chas. Kirby, 500 yards, 5s 6d ; Alex. Loudon, 200 yards, 5s 6d ; Jno. Crawford, 500 yards, 6s 5d ; Patrick Ahern, 200 yards, 6s. Mr. Loudon's tender for 200 yds. at 5s 6d a yard was accepted. Cr. Mears urged the Council not to accept tenders for more than 200 yards, until they ascertained at what price the Manuka Creek metal could be obtained.
Tuapeka Times 14 March 1877
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SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE
HOBSON'S BAY
CLEARED OUT.—MARCH 28.
Arawata, s.s., 1,150 tons, Thomas Underwood, for New Zealand Ports, via Bluff Harbour. Passengers—saloon : Mr. and Mrs. John Ahern, Miss Honorah Ahern, Miss Margaret Ahern, Master William Ahern, . . . 
Melbourne Argus 29 March 1877
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IRELAND.
The Kerry assizes concluded on Monday. A man named Timothy Moynahan was convicted of the manslaughter of Michael Ahern at Killarney on September 25 last. Judge Keogh, in passing sentence, said that the rowdyism and disorder which prevailed in Killarney recently would prevent tourists visiting that locality, lest their brains should be knocked out. He sentenced the prisoner to 18 months' hard labour.
Lloyd's Weekly London Newspaper 8 April 1877
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Mr. J. C. Ahearn announces that he has opened classes for girls only, five days a week as particularised in an advertisment in another column.
Grey River Argus 14 April 1877
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MARRIAGES
FORREST AND AHERN—On the 19th inst., at Cloroghe Parish Chapel, by the Rev. Father Murray, P.P., assisted by the Rev. Canon Parker, P.P., Rev. J. Lisk, C.C., Rev. F. Neville, C.C., and Rev. A. Forrest, C.C., cousin to the bridegroom. Robert, only son of the late Thomas Forrest, Castleview, Blarney, to Minnie Josephine, youngest daughter of the late John Ahern, Dromarmole, Blarney.
The Irish Times 23 June 1877
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Official Notifications.
(From Saturday's Government Gazette.)
APPOINTMENTS—W. D. Frew and D. A. Mather, to be auditors for the municipality of Mackay for the current year; George Dyas, second-class sub-inspector, Queensland Police Force, to be sub-inspector of the first-class ; John Ahern, senior constable, to be sub-inspector of the second class, vice Dyas ; . . . 
The Brisbane Courier 16 July 1877
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PROSECUTION FOR RIOTOUS BEHAVIOUR IN BATHURST.
Three cases were heard at the Police-court, Bathurst, on Wednesday, wherein the defendants were charged with riotous behaviour in Howick-street on Sunday evening, the 19th instant. The hearing of the cases, as reported in the Bathurst Times, are as follows:— Constable Contes v. John Minehan and Jacob Innes. —Mr. Hellyer appeared for the prosecution. The charge against both defendants was that of riotous behaviour in Howick-street on Sunday night, the 19th instant. John Riley stated that he was in Howick-street on Sunday night, about 9 o'clock, and saw defendant Minehan there, and though he did not see him throw any stones, he saw him stoop and pick something ; neither did he see any Chinamen there ; there were about 150 people there. As there were several other cases in connection with the disturbance the Police Magistrate postponed his decision until the other summons charges were gone through.

Uck Fra Puck v. James Moran, Patrick Griffiths, and James Ahearn. —Mr. McIntosh appeared for Griffiths. The complainant, a feeble old man, gave his evidence, through an interpreter to the following effect:— He lived in Howick-street ; on Sunday night there was a disturbance in the street ; he was knocked down and a box of oranges which he was carrying home was taken from him, and the fruit scattered ; saw one of the defendants there, but could not identify the others ; a rush was made into his house after he got inside, and one of the defendants, Griffiths, was among those who forced their way into his house ; he said he wanted his hat, and took a light round the house as if to look for the hat ; when defendant went out of the house, he picked up a stone and threw it at the window, and broke it ; he (witness) was standing at his door, and the defendant was on the footpath ; there were sixteen panes of glass broken, and one of the sashes ; was sure of the man, and gave no cause for the assault. By Mr. M'Intosh: Griffiths, and about ten or twenty others with him, rushed into his (witness's) house. Ja Ki, a Chinaman, said he saw defendant Moran throw stones and break the windows ; but did not know anything of defendant Griffiths. Ah Hing saw defendant Ahearn with the crowd on Sunday night ; saw the old man abused, and some of the oranges being taken away by the boys.

For the defence, Ahearn called Randolph Earle, who stated that he was with defendant Ahearn from a quarter to 7 o'clock till half-past 8 ; did not see him throw any stones, and was sure that, during the whole time he and Ahearn were together, Ahearn did not upset the old man with the fruit. Robert Brown, another witness for the defence, on the part of Ahearn, said he was certain that Ahearn had no part in the disturbance up to half-past 8 o'clock, for he (witness) was with him up to that time. Bartholomew White saw Ahearn alone in Howick- street, on Sunday night, about 9 o'clock, near the Chinaman's houses, but did not see him (Ahearn) throw any stones. John Hill gave similar testimony, James Wilkinson was with defendant Griffiths at church on Sunday evening; and, about 9 o'clock in the evening, saw Mr. Hill and defendant Griffiths together, walking quietly along the street. The Police Magistrate dismissed Griffiths ; and proceeded to give his decision in all the other cases. Each defendant was fined 40s. with Court costs.

The Sydney Morning Herald 27 August 1877
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Suicide at Gold Hill—Explosion of Coal Oil.
Virginia City, August 27th—About noon today Peter O'Hearn, residing at 44 Bullion ravine, Gold Hill, committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart with a deringer. This morning, about half-past 11 o'clock, O'Hearn went to Eugene Markey's saloon, near the depot, and asked the loan of a pistol. He was allowed to go behind the bar; and take a deringer away. With this he went home, and calling his wife into the kitchen be applied the pistol to his breast in the region of his heart and fired, falling dead immediately. The cause ascribed for the act is the constant interference of his mother-in-law in his family affairs.

A can of coal oil exploded on one of Forepaugh's cars last night, severely burning three men.

Sacramento Daily Union 28 August 1877
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OTHER SPORTS
The Centennials of Lynn have played an excellent game this season, their record to date being nineteen games won and four lost. Next year the nine will be the same, with one or two exceptions. "Jack" Dailey will play behind the bat and at first base and will be a valuable addition to the club, as he is a good base-runner and heavy batter. The club is trying to secure R. Ahern and A. Jackson, two former members, now playing with the Harvard Juniors.
The Boston Globe 21 October 1877
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While James Wheeler, aged 45, of Elizabethport, N. J., and Patrick Ahearn were in a small boat on the Bronx River, near West Farms, last evening, the boat capsized and Wheeler was drowned. Ahearn was rescued by Patrolmen Bolster and Reily, of the Thirty-fourth Precinct. Wheeler's body was recovered and is at the West Farms Police station awaiting the action of the Coroner.
New York Times 15 November 1877
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THE FENIAN PRISONERS.
(From the London Correspondent of the Weekly Freeman.)
I have been furnished with some very interesting but sad details in reference to visits paid last week to two of the political prisoners, one confined at Dartmoor the other at Chatham. The visits were paid at the instance of the recently founded Political Prisoners Visiting Committee ; and as a striking instance of the necessity for that organisation and its usefulness, it is only necessary to state that one of the prisoners visited, Thomas Ahearn, had never been seen by a friend since his incarceration in 1866. The visit to him was paid by his father, a fine old man of 65, who was brought from Fethard (Tipperary) by the Committee, and was accompanied to Dartmoor by Mr. Maurice Collins, one of its members. Thomas Ahearn was convicted in 1866 for firing at a policeman in Whitecross- street. The policeman was not hurt, but Ahearn was sentenced to penal servitude for life. The visitors were introduced to the prisoner, who was, of course, enclosed in the usual iron cage, with a warder in attendance. The meeting was very affecting, the father bursting into tears, which he could scarcely restrain during the half-hour the interview lasted. He could hardly believe he saw his son, and the fact that they were not allowed to approach one another, even to shake hands, added intensely to the bitterness of the old man's grief. The conversation was almost purely of a domestic character. The prisoner attempted to give some information with a view to further inquiry, as to his trial but in consequence of his father's emotion he could not do so. All that could be gleaned was that he was deeply grateful to the Visiting Committee for what he called an "angel's visit," that he was well treated considering the rules and the fact that there is not a mark against him in the prison books, and that he is employed as a cutter in the shoemakers' shop.

Corporal Chambers—whose poor father is unfortunately an inmate of Thomastown workhouse—is ill and unable to perform the work at which he is engaged, that of managing a sewing machine ; and Michael Davitt—whose release is expected—is suffering from pleurisy, although he has a lighter task daily and is not in hospital. Those are briefly all the facts connected with the visit to Ahearn worth relating, except that the father desires to express his thanks to the Visiting Committee and to any friends in Tipperary for their kindness. . . . 

New Zealand Tablet 23 November 1877
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MARRIAGES
LYONS—AHERNE—On the 8th inst., by the Rev. T. Murphy, P.P., Youghal, William Paul, second son of William Lyons, of this city, to Annie, youngest daughter of the late Daniel Aherne, Youghal.
The Cork Examiner 9 January 1878
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   INQUEST AT CASTLEMARTYR.—Mr. Coroner Rice held an inquest yesterday on the body of a young lad named Power, who lost his life at a goaling match, near Castlemartyr, on last Sunday. It appears that a match of four a side was being played by young lads, when the deceased objected to another boy named Ahern playing, whereupon a dispute arose, and on the deceased boy taking up a stone, the former struck him with a hurley on the left ear. The boy Ahern assisted in taking him from the ground. The coroner directed the jury to find a verdict of manslaughter, which was done. The deceased was about 15 years, and Ahern 17 years of age.
The Cork Examiner 12 January 1878
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   REV. T. WALSH, P.P. CONNA.—A meeting of the late parishioners of Father Walsh was held at Dungourney on Wednesday, for the purpose of marking their appreciation of his great services, while acting as their parish priest. On the motion of Mr. Thomas Garde, Castlemartyr, seconded by Mr. Aherne, Dungourney, the chair was taken amid loud applause by Mr. John Ronayne, Donoughmore, Mr. T. Powere Lynch acting as hon. secretary. The object for which the meeting was convened having been stated, a committee was formed to carry it out, and the following resolutions, being duly proposed and seconded, were carried with acclamation :—“Resolved,—1. That our late parish priest, Rev. Thomas Walsh, being eminently entitled to our respect and esteeem, we direct our committee to make arrangements to draw up an appropriate address, embodying our feelings, for presentation to him.” “Resolved,—2. That we are of the opinion that a subscription list should be immediately opened, with the view of raising a fund to enable us to present our late worthy pastor with a suitable testimonial.” Acting practically up to the spirit of this latter resolution, treasurers were appointed. For Mogeela, Mr. Thomas Garde ; for Dungourney, Mr. William Aherne ; for Clonmult, Mr. David W. Lynch. Contributions were received from those present, which reached a handsome sum, and district collectors were appointed to take the subscriptions of those who were unable to attend the meeting. Some business of a routine nature having been transacted, a vote of thanks to the chairman for his dignified conducting in the chair brought the proceedings to a close.—Correspondent.
The Cork Examiner 12 January 1878
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THE UNRELEASED PRISONERS.
   The following is a list of the prisoners at present undergoing sentences for offences arising out of political matters, and in favour of whose liberation a resolution was unanimously adopted at the National Conference yesterday:—
   Captain Edward O'Meara Conden ; death, commuted to penal servitude for life ; Portland Convict Prison.
   Patrick Meledy ; death, commuted to penal servitude for life ; Portland Convict Prison.
   Thomas Ahern ; penal servitude for life ; Dartmoor Convict Prison.
   James Clancy ; penal servitude for life ; Portsmouth Convict Prison.
   Edward Kelly ; penal servitude for life ; Spike Island Convict Prison.
   Robert Kelly ; penal servitude for 15 years ; Spike Island Convict Prison.
   John Dillon ; penal servitude for 20 years ; Spike Island Convict Prison.
   Edward O'Connor ; penal servitude for life ; Spike Island Convict Prison.
   At a large meeting of Irishmen, held in Liverpool last night, a resolution was passed, expressing deep sympathy with Sergeant M'Carthy's family in their bereavement, and their belief that his sudden death was due to the brutal treatment he received from Government ; and a further resolution protested against the detention of the remaining prisoners as certain to lead to the same fatal result.
The Cork Examiner 17 January 1878
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THANKS.
THE Lady President and Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Fermoy, are sincertely grateful to the following Subscribers, and acknowledge with gratitude their kind contributions.
Mrs. P. Punch, Cork £1000
Mr. John Punch, Fermoy 500
Mr. Thomas Rice, S.C.P. 100
Most Rev. Dr. M'Carthy 100
Rev. Wm. Rice, Adm. 0100
Rev. T. Ferris 0100
Rev. P. J. O'Callaghan 0100
Mrs. Dr. Roche 0100
Miss Casey 0100
Mrs. P. Dunlea 0100
Mrs. M. Dunlea 0100
Mr. Tobin 0100
Mrs. Hayes 050
Miss Ahern 030
Mrs. Ryan 026
Mrs. Barry 026
A Friend 026
A Friend 010
            Mrs. Dr. ROCHE, Lady President.
            Miss FORDE, Secretary
    The Members Subscribe at the Conferences during the year.
    Fermoy, January 16th.
The Cork Examiner 17 January 1878
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THE REV. MR. M. A. AHERN, Spiritual Director, with sincere gratitude, acknowledges to have received from Mr. P. PUNCH, Cork, through Mr. JOHN PUNCH, Fermoy, the Sum of £20, to be apportioned to both branches of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Fermoy.
   The Presbytery, Jan. 16th.
The Cork Examiner 17 January 1878
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    CORK FARMERS' CLUB.—A meeting of the above club was held yesterday. Mr. D. J. Riordan in the chair. Others present—Alderman J. Jones, Messrs. J. M'Donald, J. M'Auliffe, Garrett Russell, T. Donoghue, M. Aherne, D. Dill, S. Preston, M. Harrington, E. Farrell, D. Cotter, J. Baggott. Seven applications were read from persons desirous of obtaining the appointment of secretary to the club. The club decided not to entertain the applications till the next monthly meeting. The chairman announced that he had received several subscriptions for the ploughing match. Mr. Bateman had promised to lend a field, but the arrangements were not finally settled yet. Having transacted some routine business the meeting adjourned.
The Cork Examiner 18 January 1878
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FERMOY QUARTER SESSIONS.
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(Before Mr. D. R. Kane, Q.C., Judge of County Court
and Recorder of the City of Cork.)
The hearing of the remaining criminal business was proceeded with on Thursday.
   A farmer named Lynch and his servant man, named Fitzgerald, were placed in the dock, charged with stealing from two women of the farming class, named Aherne (mother and daughter), a basket containing groceries and two bottles of whiskey, on the night of the 18th Oct. last.
   Mr. T. Rice, S.C.P., appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. C. O'Sullivan for the defence.
   The evidence of the woman went to show that on the night in question they were returning from Youghal, and at a cross near Killeagh they saw the prisoners standing ; whilst guiding their horse around a sharp curve at this cross their basket containing whiskey and groceries was abstracted. They missed it immediately, tracked tha accused to their dwelling who, on being charged with the theft, offered to restore and make good the missing property. They conducted complainants to a pigstye in a farmer's yard near the cross, and produced therefrom the basket empty. The younger woman entered the abode of the “unclean” animal, and found the missing whiskey. The husband of the latter, subsequently, was told by the accused that the missing groceries would be paid for. The constabulary at Killeagh having been apprised, the prosecution was brought. One of the accused laughed and sneered throughout the hearing of the case, and the Crown Prosecutor remarked that incarceration in Cork gaol would change his disposition.
   On the jury bringing in a verdict of guilty, they were sentenced to four months' imprisonment each, the good character of the man Lynch received from the constabulary not affecting his punishment.
The Cork Examiner 19 January 1878
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THE BISHOP'S TESTIMONIAL
Amount already acknowledged £937140
NEW SUBSCRIBERS—19TH JAN.
Sir John Arnott 500
Francis Lyons 500
Lambkin Brothers 200
Alderman Finn (omitted before) 200
Michael Carey, South Mall 100
Sir George Penrose 300
R. Callagha, M.D. 200
Daniel Mahoney, Rockgrove Terrace 200
Owen Ahern, Sullivan's Quay 100
Miss Byrne, Newgrove 500
Mrs. Michael Collins, Grand Parade 300
James Byrne, Patrick's Hill 300
Walter Ronan 100
L. N. 0100
£1,02340
   The List will be Closed on This Day, Monday. As the presentation will take place on Tuesday, the Treasurers will feel obliged if all unpaid subscriptions are sent into them at once.
WM. M'NAMARA,                    
8, Patrick's Place.    
MARTIN HAYES,                    
Grenville House.    
The Cork Examiner 21 January 1878
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ADDRESS AND TESTIMONIAL
TO THE
REV. THOMAS WALSH,
Late P.P. of the United Parishes of Mogeela,
Dungourney, and Clonmult.
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LIST OF [AHERN] SUBSCRIBERS UP TO MONDAY, 21ST JAN.
Rev. Michael Aherne, C.C. £100
Mr. Maurice Aherne100
Mr. Daniel Aherne100
Mrs. Ahern, Castlemartyr100
Mr. William Aherne, P.L.G.100
Mr. Patrick Aherne, senr.100
Mr. John Aherne100
Mr. Patrick Aherne, junior100
Mr. Timothy Aherne0100
   Messrs. Patrick Aherne, William Aherne, Timothy Aherne —5s. each.
   Further subscriptions will be received by either of the Treasurers—Mr. THOMAS GARDE, Castelmartyr ; Mr. WILLIAM AHERNE, Dungourney ; Mr. DAVID W. LYNCH, Clonmult, and will be acknowledged in future issues of Herald and Examiner.
The Cork Examiner 29 January 1878
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EXTRAORDINARY DEATH.
Wellington, March 11.   
An extraordinary death occurred at the Theatre Royal Hotel on Sunday night. Just as the lodgers were about to retire to bed one of them fell from the oval aperture in an upstairs floor on to his head on the billiard table below ; the moment before he was sober and chattering pleasantly with the others. He was a young man named James Ahearn, and only lived a few hours after.
West Coast Times 12 March 1878
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COUNTY CORK
(Before Mr. Justice Fitzgerald.)
MANSLAUGHTER
A young lad named Richard Aherne, about 14 years of age, who pleaded guilty on the previous day of the manslaughter of James Power, a young lad with whom he had a falling out at Ballinacartha, was put forward for sentence. His lordship remarked that it was a bad case in one sense. It was a case in which unnecessary violence was used in a slight quarrel, but it was not a case in which to send the boy to the Reformatory. That punishment was only applicable where a boy was entering on a career of crime, and had nobody to look after him. He saw no use of imprisoning this boy, and would direct him to be handed over to his father, who should enter into his own recognizances to bring him up when called upon for sentence. He hoped it would be a caution to this youth. There was one thing that would follow him through his life, and that was the recollection that by his violence he deprived another boy, a playmate of his, of his life. The prisoner was then discharged.
The Irish Times 20 March 1878
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To Whom it May Concern
Notice is hereby given, that I have this day emancipated my son, James Ahern, a minor, and hereby authorize him to transact business for himself and in his own name, and that all of his acts and business transactions hereafter will have the same validity and effect, and to the same extent as if he had reached his majority.
                               William Ahern
Perry, Plymouth Co., Ia., March 15, 1878.
LeMars Sentinel 21 March 1878
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   THE GOVERNMENT AND THE FENIAN PRISONERS.—Last night, Mr. O'Connor Power, M.P., presiding over a meeting of the “Political Prisoners Visiting Committee” communicated the following letter from the Home Secretary, on the question of the liberation of the four prisoners undergoing sentences in English prisons for offences connected with the Fenian conspiracy.—“Whitehall, March 19. Sir,—With reference to your letter of the 11th inst., and the resolution enclosed in relating to four prisoners confined in English prisons, mentioning therein, Edward O'Meara Condon, Patrick Melody, Thomas Ahearne, and James Clarey [sic], I am directed by Mr. Secretary Cross to inform you that he can only repeat what he said last year in the House of Commons, as to Condon and Melody—viz., that their cases will be considered at the expiration of 15 years, from the date of their convictions. With regard to Clarey and Ahearne, whose cases stand on a different footing, Mr. Cross is disposed to take that course at an earlier period. He must however add that none of these men have been looked upon as political prisoners, nor been treated with greater severity than ordinary convicts, nor will they ever be so treated. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, H. F. O. LIDDELL. To O'Connor Power, Esq., M. P.” That letter the hon. gentlemen said, he thought a horrible statement, and considering the representations made to the Home Secretary in the cases of the Manchester prisoners, he could not understand the reasons for the merciless decision. Every argument has been used, and when it was stated by the Attorney-General in the House of Commons that no men were executed except for deliberate murder, it was shown that three men had been executed for the death of Sergeant Brett, that seven had undergone penal servitude for five years, and that two Messrs. O'Meara Condon and melody were undergoing a life sentence for an offence which was in no sense deliberate. The promise made respecting the other two was the same as that made last year in Mr. Davitt's case, so that they might expect the liberation of Messrs. Clarey and Ahearne in the autumn. Mr. Power having counselled the committee to use their best efforts to bring direct pressure on the Government, announced that as yet no reply had been given by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to the memorials in favour of the four men confined in Irish prisons.
The Times 28 March 1878
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MURDERED WITH AN AXE
Patrick Ahearn, of No. 115 Worth-street, was assaulted with an axe by a stranger in a liquor-store at No. 184 Worth-street about four weeks ago. He was severely cut on the head, and died in the Bellevue Hospital yesterday morning. Ahearn was unconscious for several days before his death, and was, therefore, unable to make an ante-mortem statement. Deputy Coroner Goldschmiedt made a pot-mortem examination of the remains last evening, and found that death resulted from meningitis, due to an abscess on the brain caused by a fracture of the skull. A man named Burke was arrested several days ago on suspicion of being Ahearn's assailant. He is held in the Tombs Prison to await the result of an inquest to be held by Coroner Ellinger.
New York Times 30 March 1878
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A Seven Year's Mystery Unveiled.
Marlboro, N. H., April 3.—Seven or eight years ago an Irishman named Martin Ahern was found in Ashuelot River, at Keene, dead. There were blows on his head, and everything indicated that he had been murdered. The case was thoroughly investigated at the time, but no clew [sic] could be obtained regarding the murder. Facts have lately come to light that tend to show that an Irishman named Thomas Fitzgerald, living on Pratt street, Keene, murdered Ahern. Fitzgerald got drunk lately, and while drunk he got into a row with his wife and daughter. During the row his daughter said to him, "You want to murder us, don't you, the same as you did Ahern?" The officials that are investigating the case say that there is nothing tangible yet. No arrests have been made.
The Boston Globe 4 April 1878
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   THE FENIAN PRISONERS.—In reply to the memorial for the release of the prisoners confined in Ireland for offences arising out of the Fenian movement, the Chief Secretary for Ireland has addressed the following letter to Mr. O'Connor Power, M.P.:—“Dublin Castle, April 8, 1878—Sir,—With reference to your letter of the 11th ult., and to the resolutions of which a copy was enclosed therein relative to four prisoners confined in Spike Island Convict Prison—namely, Edward O'Kelly, Robert Kelly, James Dillon, and Edward O'Connor—and to your further letter of the 14th ult. on the same subject, I am directed by the Lord-Lieutenant to acquaint you that the cases of Edward O'Connor and Edward O'Kelly will be considered after 15 years from the date of their conviction, and that the case of Robert Kelly will be considered at the expiration of 11 years and five months from the date of his conviction, the above being the periods at which, under the rules of the convict service, they will be eligible for release on license. As regards James Dillon, I have to acquaint you that his case was considered by his Grace to be the month of January last, and that, pursuant to orders then given, it will shortly be again brought under his notice. His Grace has made special inquiry into the allegations made in the newspaper slip forwarded in your letter of the 14th ult. with reference to the treatment of Edward O'Connor, and also into the truth of the statements which have appeared in the public prints relating to the treatment of Robert Kelly and Edward O'Kelly ; and His Grace is satisfied that these allegations are not consistent with the facts. His Grace desires me to state that, as in the cases of the prisoners Clancy and Ahearne, referred to in Mr. Cross's letter to you of the 19th ult., none of these men have ever been looked upon as political prisoners or treated with greater severity than ordinary convicts, nor will they ever be so treated.—I am, Sir, your obedient servant, JAMES LOWTHER.” None of the prisoners referred to were sentenced for treason-felony. Mr. O'Connor Power has had an interview with Clancy during the past week and has been informed that both he and Ahearne will be liberated towards the end of November. By permission of the Home Secretary, Mr. Callan, M.P., has also had an interview with the Manchester prisoners, Melody and O'Meara Condon, confined at Portland for complicity in the murder of Sergeant Brett.
The Times 15 April 1878
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THE MACKEY FUND
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Mr. P. D. Garton, Liverpool £500
Sir John Arnott & Co., Cork 500
Mr. D. Ahern, Kinsale 100
Mr. Richard Coghlan, do. 100
The Carmelite Fathers, do. 100
Captain Hollingsworth, The Sarah Jane 0100
Captain Tyrrell, Dolly Varden 100
Mrs. E. Barter, Ballywilliam 100
S., Kinsale 100
Messrs. Newsom & Sons, Cork 200
Mrs. N. J. Walsh, Kinsale 0100
Capt. Hegan, Wild Wave 0100
Capt. English, The Shamrock 0100
Capt. Byrne, Lotty Roberts 0100
Capt. Toole, The Virtue 0100
Mr. Michael Driscoll, Courtmacsherry 0100
A Lady Friend, Kinsale 010
Sergeant Soniter, R.A. 010
A Lass that is fond of a Sailor 020
E. Daly, Esq., B.L., Kinsale 050
A Widow's Mite, Youghal 016
A. F. A. M., Kinsale 050
H. T., Cork 050
Archy Cooke, Cambeltown 050
Mr. John M'Leane, do. 050
Mr. Thomas Lawlor, Kinsale 050
Maurice Curran, do. 050
A Sailor's Mother, Queenstown 020
Commander Jephson, R.N. 050
Mrs. Jephson 050
Charles Minnis, The Slieve, Dowand 050
Captain Haugh, The Jolly Tar 026
Mr. John Williams, Kinsale 050
Mr. Wm. Murray, Kinsale 050
Mrs. S. 050
Mrs. Simmons 016
Mr. E. Chapman 010
Richard M'Carthy 010
Jeremiah Collins 010
W. Hayes, Cork 100
John Donovan, The Ferry 026
Surplus of the “Eurydice” Concert Fund,
   per R. Cogan
300
   Further subscriptions will be thankfully received and duly acknowledged, by R. Cogan, Main street, and D. Ahern, Long Quay.
   Kinsale, April 26th, 1878
The Cork Examiner 29 April 1878
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Redman Routs the Revenue Officers
Greenville, N. C., May 1.—To-day Robt. Redman, the famous outlaw crooked distiller, had a brush with the revenue officers, and, as usual, got off victorious. A party of officers surrounded him at the house of a mountaineer at a place called Crocky Bottom, twenty-six miles from Picken's Court House. Redman was sitting in the door with a child in his arms and coolly smoking a clay pipe when the officers came up. The United States officials could have shot him, but they were afraid of killing the child, and while they were hesitating Redman jumped up and made tracks for the mountains. As he was going off he turned around, and, with an oath, drew one of a brace of pistols in his belt and blazed away five shots in rapid succession, wounding John Owens in the shoulder seriously, and Wm. Ahern in the head fatally.
Sedalia Daily Democrat 3 May 1878
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THE VISIT OF THE DUCHESS OF MARLBOROUGH
TO THE FERMOY CONVENTS.
(FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT).
   Her Grace the Duchess of Marlborough, on Monday, visited the Presentation and Lorretto Convents at Fermoy. On the occasion when her Grace first came to Careysville she wrote through Captain P. Bernard to express a wish to visit these religious establishments, but at the time the pupils were on vacation, and the good nuns answered that the time was inopportune. Again last week the sisters were apprised of the intended visit, and on Monday, at 3.15 p.m. her Grace, unattended, alighted from her carriage at the College-road entrance to the Presentation Convent, where she was received by the Lady Superioress, The Rev. W. Rice, R.C.A., and the Rev. M. A. Aherne, R.C.C. After being introduced to several members of the community which devotes itself exclusively to the instruction of poor children, her grace was conducted through the six splendid schoolrooms of the convent. Each class was minutely examined by her grace, and she was considerably surprised at the style and precision with which the little ones sang “God save the Queen” on her appearance. A poetical address, splendidly written, welcoming her grace to the Blackwater banks, was read by one of the pupils. The writing, drawing, embroidery, &c., specially commended themselves to her grace in the industrial department. She was also much pleased with the music of the juveniles. A floral cross executed by the children, monopolised her attention considerably, and the pretty bouquet which was presented by an occupant of the infant school was evidently highly prized by her Grace. The good sisters were struck with her amiability and benevolence, and were highly flattered and delighted by an expression of her Grace's intention to visit the Convent on some future occasion. The Lady Superioress, with the Rev. Fathers Rice and Aherne, conducted her Grace through the cloisters, chapel, and other portions of the building, with which she was highly pleased. Had not the heavy downpour of rain in the morning prevented the attendance of some 150 pupils, the schools would have been thronged on the occasion to their utmost capacity.
The Cork Examiner 8 May 1878
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A MINER CRUSHED TO DEATH.
Dunedin, May 7.   
John Ahern, a well-known miner, was instantaneously crushed to death yesterday, while working in shallow ground only 4ft deep at the Eight Mile, Arrow.
Grey River Argus 8 May 1878
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MIDDLESEX SESSIONS, MAY 15
The May Sessions for criminal business were concluded to-day at the Guildhall, Wesminster, before Mr. P. H. Edlin, Q.C., Assistant-Judge; Captain Morley, Sir John Heron Maxwell, Mr. J. H. Deakin, jun., Mr. Antrobus, Mr. J. D. Fletcher, Captain Bedford Pim, R.N., M.P., Sir Alexander Armstrong, Mr. Aspinall, and the Hon. A. J. G. Ponson, Justices.

Joseph Ahern, 23, John Howley, 23, and Thomas Hartnet, 20, were charged with having maliciously wounded and assaulted Henry Skeats, a metropolitan police-constable, while in the execution of his duty. Mr. Montague Williams prosecuted on behalf of the Treasury; Ahern was defended by Mr. Geohegan, Howley by Mr. Gill, and Hartnet by Mr. Tickell. On the night of the 14th ult. Police- constable Skeats, while on duty near Oakum-street, Chelsea, a locality favored by rough characters, noticed a fight going on between some lads, and he, after interfering with and pacifying the combatants, was proceeding on his beat when Hartnet came up, and while addressing him in threatening and abusive language kicked him on the shin. Seizing him at once Skeats tried to take him to the police-station. He managed, however, to slip from his grasp, and ran away pursued by Skeats, who never lost sight of the fugitive until he had overtaken and captured him. Then followed that part of the assault, when the constable suffered the most injuries. Ahern, approaching him, said, "Let him go, and I will see him home." The request was not complied with. Directly afterwards a stone was thrown by some person in a crowd of about 20 roughs whom the constable did not recognize, but whom two women, the mother-in-law and sister-in-law of Howley, identified as being that man. The force of the blow, which struck him on the head, knocked him to the ground. While lying there he was kicked by Ahern in the face and rendered senseless, thus affording Hartnet an opportunity of escaping, of which he took advantage.

The jury found Ahern and Howley guilty of unlawfully wounding, and all three Guilty of assaults upon the constable while in the execution of his duty. It was then proved that Ahern had in the year 1875 undergone one month's imprisonment for assaulting the police, and rescuing Howley from their custody, and that since then he had been in trouble on the more serious charge of felony. Howley, in the year 1872, had been four times summarily convicted, two of those convictions being for assaults on the police. In 1873 he went to sea and did not return home until 1875. Since then he had been four times convicted of assaults, one of the sentences passed upon him at these Sessions being one year's imprisonment, with hard labour, for inflicting grievous bodily harm on a police-constable. The Assistant-Judge said that the assaults were deliberate and violent assaults upon a police-constable when he was acting in the execution of his duty, and the motive of them could only have been a desire—a wanton and mischievous desire—to interfere with the police and make them the target for blows and kicks, utterly reckless of the nature of the injuries that might be thus inflicted. In this case brutality and determined lawlessness were combined. The Assistant-Judge then sentenced Howley to two years', Ahern to 12 months', and Hartnet to four months' imprisonment, with hard labour.
The Times 16 May 1878
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POLICE OFFICE—YESTERDAY.
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(Before Messrs. JOHN O'SULLIVAN and J. E. STOKER.)
   Mary Ahern summoned her husband John Ahern for having assaulted her. On a previous occasion he had been bound to the peace for his bad conduct towards her. The assault having been proved, he was ordered to find bail for his future good conduct to the amount of £5, or go to gaol for a month.
The Cork Examiner 21 May 1878
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KINSALE TOWN COMMISSIONERS.—A meeting of the above body took place on Monday evening for the purpose of deciding what steps should be taken with regard to the payment of the auditor's salary. Members present—Dr. Nunan (chairman)—Messrs. S. Lewis, D. Ahern, T. Crowley, and D. Riordan. A letter was received from the Local Government Board in reference to the matter. They (the Local Government Board) stated in the circular that they have made repeated applicatons for the auditor's salary, and that they hoped it would be paid now, the amount for the two years 1876-7, being £16 11 s. 6d. The acting secretary was directed to reply to the circular and inform the Local Government Board that the matter will be laid before the members at their next monthly meeting, and if any irregularity has occurred, it is through the illness of the secretary (Mr. Dempsey).—Correspondent.
The Cork Examiner 23 May 1878
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The Board of Enquiry into Diseases in Stock has on various occasions been under obligations to Mr. John Ahern, sub-inspector of police, Blackall, for specimens of valuable, fodder plants and seeds indigenous to the extreme western districts. Mr. Ahern has just forwarded to the Board a guantity of the stems and leaves of the "pitcheri" plant, used by the blacks in the Cooper's Creek and western country as stimulant, or, more properly, as an intoxicant. The specimen comes from the extreme south-west corner of Queensland. The plant was found by Mr. M'Donald growing on what is now called the Mulligan, or Eyre's Creek. The plant there attains a height of from 3 to 6 feet, and bears a small white bell-shaped flower, having red or pink bars on the inside. Mr. M'Donald states that the bell is about the size and shape of the flower of the fuchsia. The blacks who live in the Pitcheri country are found to be very reluctant in giving any information about the plant, either to the white man or the blacks of other tribes, but give it freely to both in its dried state. Although Mr. M'Donald has been living for years in the pitcheri country he never found the plant growing until during his last trip to the Wilson and Cooper's Creek, in company with Mr. Ffrench. During this last trip, while crossing a branch of the Mulligan, his black boys remained behind, in company with some gins who were piloting them to a large waterhole. Mr. M'Donald turned back on his tracks, and found the boys and gins breaking branches off a little tree. He spoke angrily to one of the boys, when the gins called out "pitcheri, pitcheri." He then discovered it was the pitcheri tree from which the branches were being gathered. Mr. Ahern will endeavor to procure some of the flowers and seeds and forward them to the Board. It is thought by many that the plant will be found to contain very valuable medicinal properties.
The Brisbane Courier 25 May 1878
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EMEUTE AT HAULBOWLINE
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ON Friday evening last a serious emeute [riot] took place amongst the convicts employed at the works on Haulbowline island, in the course of which a warder named Ahern, received a severe wound on the right side of the head. The intelligence of such an affray in a convict establishment usually reaches the public outside in a very meagre form, and the present case is no exception to the rule. It was only by very leading questions that information of any character could be obtained from any of the officers of the convict prison, and the answers to such questions were brief and conveyed very little intelligence beyond the bare facts. It appears that of the eight hundred convicts at present detained in Spike Island some five hundred are employed daily at the military works at Haulbowline, being marched across the bridge thereto in the morning under armed guard and conveyed back to Spike Island similarly guarded in the evening. On Friday morning the usual five hundred representatives of varied wickedness were marched across Haulbowline and set to work there as usual, under the supervision of the warders. The latter are armed each with a pair of revolvers and a short sword, or hanger, but it appears that they are forbidden to use those weapons except in cases of extreme danger. Had it been otherwise, indeed, the outbreak of Friday night might have ended more bloodily than it did. At about three o'clock in the afternoon of Friday, a dispute occurred, or appeared to have occurred, between a few of the convicts. When observed by the warders the men were in threatening attitudes—one with an uplifted pick-axe, another wielding a shovel, and a third fiercely brandishing a spade. A regular row soon began, but strange to say the gentlemen in grey uniform refrained from assaulting one another as far as possible. The warders immediately interfered, and called on the convicts to keep the peace. This appeal not having the desired effect, the alarm bell was rung calling out the troops stationed at Haulbowline. In the meantime a warder named Ahern, zealous for the maintenance of order, rushed in among the men and endeavoured to keep apart the rioters who, indeed, did not appear much inclined to injure on another. Ahern did not succeed in his peaceable intentions, for while he was totally unable to abate the disturbance, he himself received from the man who appeared to be a ringleader a blow of a shovel which split his face open from the ear to the chin. Immediately that Ahern was struck and laid prostrate, the other warders rushed in among the convicts and a free fight ensued, during which some severe blows were given and taken by the warders and convicts. The military guard arrived soon after on the scene and after a little time the row was quelled. The principal offenders were immediately arrested and marched to Spike where they were placed in solitary confinement. Precisely at the same hour at which this occurrence took place, an affair occurred in Spike Island prison apparently in connection with it, and, as there is reason to believe, part of the same plan. A number of convicts employed in the coal yard commenced to fight, and on the warders coming on them, an attempt was made to break out of the yard, which was happily frustrated by the arrival of the military guard.
The Cork Examiner 10 June 1878
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ST. COLMAN'S COLLEGE, FERMOY.
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DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES.
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YESTERDAY being the close of the academical session at this college, the annual distribution of prizes, consequent on the examinations which have been going on for some weeks past, took place in the Examination Hall, at two o'clock, under the presidency of his Lordship the Most Rev. Dr. M'Carthy, Bishop of Cloyne. Dr. Wigmore, having listed as select and interesting a programme as was ever served up to any of the large and respectable audiences which crowd the Examination Hall of St. Colman's on such agreeable occasions. At eleven o'clock the spacious hall was filled with a respectable and appreciative audience, comprising friends of all the students, the principal Catholic inhabitants of Fermoy, and many of the clergy from adjoining parishes where the number was so large, something over three hundred. It was hardly possible to get an accurate list of those present, but amongst those invited or present were :— . . . Dr and Mrs Aherne, . . . 

   The following were the names of the other students recommended for good conduct prizes—Masters Joseph Synan, James Fitzgerald, Cornelius O'Flynn, Paul Murphy, and Michael Ahern.

The Cork Examiner 19 June 1878
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At the City Police Court yesterday James Harris, upon a charge of embezzlement of four shillings, the property of Robert Shand, of Oamaru, was remanded to that place. The only other case was a charge against four boys of stealing school-boys' overcoats from the porch of the Dunedin Academy. The boys' names were Thomas Reeves, William Johnston, William Ahern, and James Williamson. Mr. F. Chapman defended Ahern. The only evidence against Ahern and Williamson being a statement by the other two to the detective that they had stolen the coats, they were discharged. Reeves was wearing one of the stolen coats when arrested, but both he and Johnston held to the statement that Ahern and Williamson were the actual thieves. His Worship in dismissing the charge against them pointed out that they were culpable, inasmuch as they knew the coats to have been stolen. If they came before him again he promised them a severe whipping. Mr. I. N. Watt was the sitting Magistrate.
Otago Daily Times 21 June 1878
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YOUGHAL PETTY SESSIONS—YESTERDAY.
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(Before Messrs. Charles Ronayne, M.D., in the chair ; T. Dennehy, R.M., and M. R. O'Farrell.)
The principal business before the court was a hearing of charges brought against five men named respectively, Ahern, Smiddy, M'Carthy, and Michael and Maurice Lynch, for riotous conduct in the public streets of Youghal on the 20th instant.
   Before the cases were called, Head-constable Barry stated that they were of a most serious character. On the occasion of the riot the police were assaulted by a formidable mob, and had to take refuge in a house where they barricaded themselves until relieved by an armed party of constabulary and military.
   The prisoners were undefended.
   Constable Michael Cronin deposed that on that day week, between six and seven o'clock in the evening, he proceeded with Constable O'Keeffe and Sub-constable Kenny, to a lane off the South Main Street, where he saw the defendant, Patrick Ahern, with his coat off, and a crowd around him, and having a big stone in his hand. The defendant flung the stone in his direction, but he did not believe it was at him it was thrown. It was with great difficulty that they were able to arrest the defendant, who kicked witness, and made some blows of a stick at him. There was a large crowd in the lane, many of whom wanted to rescue the prisoner. Witness and the other constables had to take refuge in Mr. Curran's house and send to the barrack for assistance. The door of the house had to be barricaded from the violence of the mob outside ; there were over a thousand persons there. Ahern called on the mob to rescue him from the police, and said they were no Irishmen for having allowed him to be arrested.
   Ahern, in answer to the charge, said that he was “mad drunk” at the time and did not know what he was doing. He had no questions to ask.
   The same constable charged Jeremiah M'Carthy, Maurice Lynch and Michael Lynch with obstructing him on the occasion, and with attempting to rescue Ahern from his custody. There were a good many others there also that he could not identify.
   Acting-constable Dunne deposed that he was on duty in the South Main-street on the 20th inst. He saw the defendant, Ahern, drunk there and attempting to force his way into Mr. Guinan's house. A man named Clancy tried to keep him out of the house, and then Ahern assaulted him. Ahern at the time offered to fight thirteen “bobbies.” He was flinging stones about him and was the most violent man witness ever saw. He also identified Smiddy as having obstructed him on the occasion. He tried to rescue the prisoner Ahern from him.
   Smiddy said that he saw four policemen dragging Ahern and treating him in a most brutal manner, and he (Smiddy) told them to give the poor fellow fair play.
   The Chairman said that there was a very serious charge against the whole of the men, and it was very foolish on their part not to employ a solicitor.
   The defendant M'Carthy, an old man over 60 years, who spoke in Irish, denied that he had taken part in the row.
   Sub-constable Kenny swore that Ahern kicked him in the leg when bringing him to the police barrack. The defendant, M'Carthy, assaulted him also.
   Constable Cronin said that M'Carthy was the first to try and rescue the prisoner.
   Patrick Clancy, the man the assault on whom was the cause of the row, deposed to having been assaulted, but could not say by whom ; could not identify any of the prisoners.
   Head-constable Barry deposed that he saw the defendant, Michael Lynch, waving his hat and calling on the crowd to rescue Ahern. He (witness) tried to persuade the mob to go away, but it was no use. It was through urgent, absolute necessity he had to send for an armed force. But that he adopted a firm attitude towards the mob the police would have been very badly injured.
   The defendants called no witnesses on their behalf and had no defence.
   The Chairman, in announcing the decision of the bench, said that it had been a very serious consideration for the magistrates whether they not send the defendants on for trial to the assizes. The defendants had acted foolishly and wickedly, and had been guilty of a very serious offence. For assaults on various constables and others Ahern was fined altogether £3 10s. with the alternative of three months' imprisonment. M'Carthy was fined £1 with the alternative of a month in gaol. William Smiddy was fined similarly, and Maurice and Michael Lynch were each fined 10s. and costs. M'Carthy, Smiddy, and Ahern were also bound over to keep the peace for twelve months.
   After disposing of some business of no public interest the court adjourned.
The Cork Examiner 28 June 1878
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BANDON UNION—WEDNESDAY
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RICHARD LANE ALLMAN, J.P., Deputy-Vice Chairman, presiding.
OTHERS present were—Major Poole, J.P., Messrs. W. C. Sullivan, J.P., Wm. M'Donnell, T. Foley, John Heron, John Ahearne, R. Clear, David Lyons, J. S. Good, J. Popham, and T. Wren.
   Before the business commenced Mr. Sullivan said he wished, on the part of the guardians, to congratulate the chairman on his arrival in Ireland and his coming among them again to resume his public and private duties, and he was sure every member of the board wished him and Mrs. Allman every happiness.
   Messrs. Heron and M'Donnell said—They all joined heartily in that (hear, hear).
   The Chairman begged to thank the members for the kindly feeling they had shown towards him. Indeed, he had met everywhere the most kindly feeling since his return home. He begged to thank them particularly for the honour they had done him in electing him one of their chairmen, for their still continued confidence in him. He knew nothing of it till yesterday, and felt he was quite unworthy of the honour.
   Mr. Heron, in reference to the letter of the Local Government Board alluding to Dr. MacCabe's half-yearly report read last board day, said that the House Committee had visited the house and they could not see where any improvements could be effected.
   Mr. Clear—Except in the approaches ; the internal arrangements are very fair. We gave orders to have the approaches looked after. . . .
The Cork Examiner 28 June 1878
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COUNTY WATERFORD
(From Our Correspondent)
Waterford, Tuesday.    
   The Right Hon. Judge Ormsby entered the County Court this morning, and resumed the hearing of
CRIMINAL CASES
   Daniel Ahearne was indicted for having, on the 29th June last, committed a criminal assault on a girl named Catherine Hayes, aged 15, and residing at Cappa, County Waterford.
   The jury found the prisoner guilty.
   Sentenced to six months' imprisonment.
The Irish Times 24 July 1878
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NOVA SCOTIA
Halifax, August 9.   
Four buildings near the corner of Garrack and Agricola streets were burned this afternoon. Two were owned by Edward Ahern and two by R. H. Nichols. Ahern had two thousand dollars insurance in the Royal. The office, house and barn of Alex. McDonald of East River, Pictou County, wee totally destroyed by fire. No insurance.
The Montreal Gazette 10 August 1878
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PASSAGE PETTY SESSIONS—YESTERDAY
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THE magistrates on the bench at these sessions were Messrs. Thomas P. Stamers, Major Wm. Howe, and W. R. Starkie, R.M.
BREACH OF THE LICENSING ACT.
   Constable M'Tigh, summoned Patrick Ahern, publican, for a breach of the above. The constable deposed that on Sunday last at about half-past ten o'clock he was on patrol, and standing near the house of Mrs. Mulcahy, saw a woman go to defendant's house and knock. In answer to whatever was said to her she said she wanted a candle. Witness saw her then go to a little shop near at hand ; after some time the door of the shop was opened, and the woman returned to defendant's house. On again coming out with a jar in her hand witness accosted her and asked what she had in the jar ; she replied it was porter; that was about half-past ten o'clock.
   In reply to Mr. Starkie, witness said the hour for closing public houses on Sunday evening is seven o'clock. Witness continued—He then went to defendant's house and asked him why he had given the woman drink at prohibited hours ; defendant replied that it was for a sick woman, and he had a right to do so.
   On the bench asking the defendant what defense he had to make to this charge he said he admitted having given this woman drink, but he had not sold it to her ; he knew it was for a sick woman ; he gave her a quart of porter.
   Mary Fitzpatrick deposed that she had got the porter from defendant ; it was for her sister, who had been anointed [given the last rites].
   Mr. Stamers—She can't be so bad when she is able to drink a quart of porter (laughter).
   Witness—I have to feed her with a spoon, your worships.
   The Bench were of the opinion that the defendant had no right to open his house after hours, even to give drink gratis to a poor woman, he could very easily have gone to the police and stated his case ; still, as it was the first time a case of this kind had occurred, and as it had been sworn that no money was paid, they would dismiss the case, but would caution the defendant. The considered that Constable M'Tigh had acted rightly in bringing forward the case.
   The case was accordingly dismissed.
The Cork Examiner 14 August 1878
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THE POLITICAL PRISONERS.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.)
   A meeting of the Irish Political Prisoners Committee was held last night, at which it was stated that the Government determined on the release, towards the end of the present year, of Mr. Ahearn, one of the Fenian prisoners at present undergoing sentence of penal servitude at Dartmoor. The committee possess information respecting the intention of the Government to release the remaining prisoners at the end of the present year or early next year, an arrangement first made known to the public by the Cork Examiner.
The Cork Examiner 17 August 1878
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QUEENSTOWN PETTY SESSIONS.—At those sessions, held yesterday, before Messrs. W. E. Gumbleton (chairman), J. N. Beamish, W. D. Seymour, and W. R. Starkie, R.M. . . .  A labourer named Michael Shea appeared in the dock with his face and nose all cuts and bruises, inflicted on him in various fights during the Queenstown regatta of Thursday. He was charged with fighting and eating the lower lip off a man named Michael Ahern, about six o'clock on the hill on Thursday evening. The wound, described by Dr. E. T. Bricknell, is about one inch long and one inch wide, which he had to stitch and draw together with sticking plaster. The portion of the lip was produced in court by a young man named Forrest, and, no doubt, he would have been choked only for his timely interference. The following information in the case was sworn by Mr. Martin Forrest, of Queenstown, victualler—On the 15th inst., at Queenstown, Michael Ahern passed along by Clifton Place, and Michael Shea challenged Michael Ahern to fight and sparred opposite him. Jeremiah Murphy, who was present, told Shea to strike Ahern. Shea then struck Ahern on the side of the head with his fist, and after which Shea clung in Ahern and knocked him down, and lay on him, pulled his hair and squeezed his throat. While Shea was lying on Ahern he (Shea) repeatedly bit Ahern's lip. To prevent Shea from chewing the lip off Ahern, he caught Shea round the throat, when he let Ahern go and got up, Shea spat a portion of Ahern's lip out of his mouth, I picked the part of the lip up, and have it in court, now. Both Shea and Ahern had drink taken. In my presence Ahern did or said nothing to provoke Shea. A man-of-war sailor named Edward Driscoll corroborated the evidence of Forrest. Their worships, after stigmatizing in strong terms, the brutality of the cannibal, remanded him until Ahern, who is in a very precarious state, recovers. Later in the day Mr. Starkie, R.M., visited the house of Ahern, and took his deposition.—Adjourned.
The Cork Examiner 17 August 1878
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NOTICE is hereby given, that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be mode to the Supreme Court of the colony of Victoria, in its Probate jurisdiction, that LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION, with the will annexed, of the estate of TIMOTHY AHERN, late of William street, Richmond, in the colony of Victoria, householder, deceased, may he granted to Mary Ahern, the widow of the said Timothy Ahern, deceased, the Reverend Joseph Dalton and John Connell, the executors named in and appointed by the said will of the said deceased, having by deed renounced probate and the executorship thereof. Dated this 14th day of August, 1878
GEORGE BULLEN, 13 Swanston street, Melbourne, proctor for the said Mary Ahern.
Melbourne Argus 17 August 1878
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QUEENSTOWN PETTY SESSIONS.—At those sessions held yesterday—before Messrs. W. D. Seymour, chairman ; Charles Garfit, Alexander Bremner, and W. R. Starkie, R.M. on the invitation of the bench, Mr. Wm. Inman, of Liverpool occupied a chair.  . . .  Michael Shea, whose case was adjourned from last court day for biting the lip off one Mr. Ahern, was put forward and again remanded, the injured man not being well enough to prosecute.  . . . 
The Cork Examiner 20 August 1878
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QUEENSTOWN PETTY SESSIONS.—At these sessions held yesterday, before Messrs W. E. Gumbleton, chairman, J. N. Beamish, and W. R. Starkie, R.M. Michael Shea was again brought up for biting the lip off Michael Ahern, but was again remanded, as the injured man was too unwell to appear.  . . . 
The Cork Examiner 22 August 1878
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PASSAGE PETTY SESSIONS—YESTERDAY.
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BREACH OF THE LICENSING ACT.
   Sub-constable Stedmond summoned a publican named Mary Donovan, Monkstown, for, on the night of the 25th, having her licensed premises open for the sale of drink at a prohibited hour. The sub-constable deposed that at 35 minutes past eleven he was passing the defendant's door, when he saw five persons coming out, some of them having the appearance of having taken drink ; they admitted having done so. Witness went in and found pints on the table, which had evidently been quite recently used. The defendant pleaded as her excuse that a pilot boat belonging to Mr. Donovan, from Queenstown, had come up to be repaired at the quay opposite her house. Mr. Donovan came to her and asked her to keep the workmen's tools in the house until the tide would allow them to begin the repairs. She allowed him to put the things in the house, and at ten o'clock the house was closed as usual. After that the men came back and demanded implements, saying if they did not work to-night they would have to wait for a fortnight, that she was justified in opening the door ; and that property to the amount of £800 (the value of the boat) would be damaged if they did not commence working at once. No money had been paid for the drink which some of the men had got.
   Constable Schmeltzer—And are you in the habit of supplying drink to any one who comes to you for nothing?
   Defendant—I am not, but I did not intend to be paid for this.
   Mr. Ahern, ship-carpenter, sworn, deposed he had the contract to repair the boat. Witness corroborated the evidence concerning the necessity of immediately going to work. He had ordered the defendant to give drink to the men, and intended to pay for it.
   The Bench considered that this was a case in which the circumstances were of a mitigating character, and they would accordingly take a lenient view of it, and fine her 10s. and costs. They, however, strongly cautioned her to be careful for the future, for the next offence would be marked on the back of her licence.
The Cork Examiner 4 September 1878
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   LARCENY.—A number of little boys were lodged in the bridewell last night, charged with the larceny of iron chains, &c., stolen out of farmers' carts. A woman named Margaret Ahern was also lodged in bridewell charged with shoplifting.
The Cork Examiner 13 September 1878
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Democratic Caucus in Ward X.
Delegates were chosen last evening in various places to attend the coming political conventions. Reports of the same will be found herewith: . . . Senatorial—P. G. White, P. H. Driscoll, William Corrigan, J. J. McDonald, C. F. Finn, M. J. Rowean, Henry P. Kelly. Maurice Ahearn. . . . 
The Boston Globe 13 September 1878
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MARRIAGES.
ADRAIN—O'BRIEN—On the 29th August, by special licence, at St. Stephen's Cathedral, by the Rev. John Aherne, Richard Bede, son of Charles Adrain, Esq., of Sydney, to Elizabeth, daughter of Lieutenant O'Brien, of Brisbane.
The Queenslander 14 September 1878
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IMPORTANT AUCTION OF SHEEP AND LAMBS
Messrs. W. Marsh and Son held their thirteenth annual supplementary auction of sheep and lambs at their Cattle Repository on Thursday. The attendance was very large, sellers and buyers coming from the counties of Waterford, Tipperary and Kerry. The county Cork was also well represented, many sheep-breeders attending from Bandon, Clonakilty, Timoleague, Fermoy, Mallow, Midleton, &c. Over 1,200 sheep and lambs were on sale, and, with few exceptions, all were sold. . . . twenty Border Leicesters, the property of Mr M J Donegan, were disposed of at £2 15s to £4 15s, the buyers being Messrs May, Lismore ; T Cronin, W J Rumley, T J Ahern, P Shiels, W Harris, J Baggot, C Atkinson, Wilson, Captain Sarsfield, Edwards, Hungerford, Hornibrooke, Logan, Crowley, Harris, Murphy, Good, E Murphy, and J Ketton. . . . Thirty ewes, the property of F H Power, brought from £2 6s to £2 10s, the buyers being Captain Conner, Mr T Ahern, and Mr O'Keeffe.
The Cork Examiner 16 September 1878
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TO THE EDITOR OF THE CORK EXAMINER
Clonmoyle, Coachford, Sept. 13, 1878.    
   DEAR SIR,—In your notice of the proceedings of the Clonmoyle Dispensary Committee, contained in this day's impression, your correspondent has omitted to state that Mr. Daly did not tender his vote for Dr. Ahern until after I had declared the poll, when of course the election was over.
   If I had then allowed that gentleman to record his vote, I do not see why I should not have kept the poll open still.
I am, dear sir, yours truly            
HENRY LEADER    
The Cork Examiner 16 September 1878
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BOSTON HIGHLANDS
Accident to a Car-Criver.
Andrew O'Hearn, a car-driver on the Metropolitan Railroad, living in Dayton place, attempted to jump on to a Norfolk House car at the junction of Washington and Eustis street, last evening, but missed his footing and fell under a car going in the opposite direction. He was severely bruised and a gash three inches in length was cut in the back of his head, but no bones were broken. Sergeant Goodwin and Officer Baxter of Station IX, took him to the City Hospital in a carriage.
The Boston Globe 23 September 1878
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MARRIAGES.
FROST—AHEARN—September 14, at the Mariners' Church, Lewis James Frost to Emily Ahearn.
The Sydney Morning Herald 30 September 1878
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FUNERAL OF THE LATE SIR GEORGE COLTHURST, BART.
YESTERDAY the remains of this estimable gentleman were laid to rest in their last resting place in the old churchyard at Inniscarra, amidst the tears of his sorrowing tenantry. For some time back the deceased nobleman was suffering acutely from gout, and it was thought advisable by his friends and medical advisers that he should have a change of air. In accordance with this desire he went about a fortnight since to Buxton in Derbyshire, and it was hoped that a change for the better would have been effected, but, unfortunately, he was seized with a very bad attack that terminated fatally on Wednesday last. The announcement of the event was received with genuine sorrow by the inhabitants of the district in which the nobleman had resided for many years, and much sympathy was expressed with the family of the deceased. As a landlord he endeared himself by his kindness and generosity, and many stores are now told of his good nature and his dealings with his numerous tenantry. As a proprietor of a large property he had many persons under him, and always treated them in the best possible manner. He leaves an only son, who inherits the property and title, and who promises to follow faithfully in the footsteps of his father. Yesterday morning, at ten o'clock, the funeral started from the residence of the deceased baronet at Blarney. The procession was headed by a large body of the tenantry from Blarney and other districts, followed by a carriage containing the Rev. Canon Jellett, Rev. Mr. Grant, and Rev. Mr. Herrick. Then came the bier, drawn by four horses, the coffin being of solid oak, surmounted by wreaths of white roses exquisitely arranged. The pall bearers were six of the domestic attendants, and immediately after the bier came the family carriage, in which were Sir George St. John Colthurst (only son of the deceased), Colonels Colthurst (brothers of the deceased), Mr. Bruce (son-in-law of the deceased). Amongst the general public who were present were— . . . Mr. D. Ahern . . .  There were a vast number of tenants and people of the surrounding districts followed the remains to the churchyard. While the cortege was passing through the villages of Blarney, Cloghroe and Ardrum, the shops were closed and the people showed by their demeanour the grief they felt. At one o'clock the churchyard was reached and the burial service having been read by Canon Jellett, the remains of the deceased gentleman were deposited in the family vault in the quiet churchyard of Inniscarra.
The Cork Examiner 1 October 1878
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In the matter of John S. Ahern, of Cresco, who also filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy, October 29th has been fixed as the time for the first meeting of creditors.
The Dubuque Herald 4 October 1878
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MERCY CONVENT, ABBEYFEALE.
   The grand and imposing ceremony of the religious profession of two young ladies of this parish, and the reception of a third from the parish of Athea, took place here on Wednesday last. The Lord Bishop of the diocese, the Most Rev. Dr. Butler, assisted by the Rev. William Casey, C.C., Abbeyfeale, said Mass on the occasion, after which the postulant put off the gay attire of the world and was clothed like her two happy companions in the modest garments of the meek, gentle Sister of mercy, and thus became vested in the humble garb of religion. The three happy aspirants after evangelical perfection resolved to become spouses of Christ and imitators of Mary—to devote the remainder of their days to the education of youthful innocents, to bring them up in the ways of usefulness, virtue and religion—to be in reality Sisters of Mercy, by soothing the anguish of disease, ministering to the cravings of want, and cheering, by their holy presence, the last moments of suffering humanity. The names of the young ladies professed were Miss Lizzie Broderick, in religion Sister Mary Joseph, third daughter now professed in that Mercy Convent of William P. Broderick, Esq., Abbeyfeale, and niece of John P. Broderick, Esq., solicitor, Tralee, and Miss Ellie Curtin, in religion Sister Mary Gonzaga, third daughter of the late John Curtin, Esq., Ballybehy, and sister of C. J. Curtin, Esq., solicitor, Abbeyfeale.
   The young lady who received the white veil was Miss Sheehy, daughter of Edward Sheehy. Esq., Cratloe. After the ceremony his lordship and the accompanying clergymen, with the numerous friends of the above ladies, retired to a grand and spacious room, tastefully prepared and exquisitely decorated by the good sisters of the community, where a sumptuous dejeuner awaited them. Amongst the assembled guests were— . . .  Mr. Michael Ahern, Athea ; Mrs. Aherne [sic], do. ;  . . . 
The Cork Examiner 5 October 1878
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DOUGLAS PETTY SESSIONS—YESTERDAY.
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[Before Messrs. H. R. CONRON and J. S. MACLEOD.]
   Three boys named Michael Barry, John Ahern, and Bartholomew Cotter were charged with having maliciously broken the windows of a house belonging to Mr. J. Crawford, on the 14th ult.
   A boy names Charles Tewkesbury deposed that at about five o'clock, on the evening of the 14th ult., he saw the defendants, who had dogs with them, throwing stones for a long time at the windows. They broke twenty-two panes of glass.
   Mr. Crawford said that each pane was worth over 2s.
   The defendants denied that they were near the place at all on the evening mentioned.
   Mr. Macleod said that they had been guilty of a very wanton and malicious outrage, and deserved very severe punishment for it.
   The defendants were each fined 1s. and 1s, 6d. costs, and ordered to pay 17s. each, compensation for the injury done, in default to go to gaol for 14 days.
The Cork Examiner 8 October 1878
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Superior Criminal Court-Judge Putnam.
 . . . John Dacey, Joseph Murphy, John Ahern and James Brady were charged with an assault on Officers henry Damson and Thomas A. Simpson, and, by consent, a verdict of guilty was taken by agreement, and the case goes to the Supreme Court on exceptions . . . 
The Boston Globe 19 October 1878
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LIMERICK INTELLIGENCE.
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ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.
   Last night an old man named Ahern, lodging at a house in Fitzgerald's Court, Lower Cornwallis-street, was, shortly after retiring to his room to go to bed, heard speaking in a loud voice and using such words as “I'll do it,” &c. A woman rushed up stairs and entering the room found the unfortunate man hacking himself with a razor. Blood was issuing freely from one of his legs, the right arm was also cut. The woman gave an alarm, but although a crowd collected no one had the courage to enter and protect the suicide from himself. The police having been communicated with, Acting-constable Wells and Sub-constable Rolleston arrived just in time to prevent Ahern cutting his throat, which he was attempting just as they seized hold of him. He was taken to the William street Police station and conveyed from thence to the Workhouse hospital, where he was placed under the care of Dr. M. O'Connor. When sufficiently recovered he will be brought before the magistrates.
The Cork Examiner 21 October 1878
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ATTEMPTED SUICIDE IN LIMERICK
On Saturday an army pensioner named Michael Ahern, residing in Lower Cornwallis street, Limerick, made a desperate effort to take away his own life. He had been in a state of delirium from whiskey drinking for some days. At bed time he was heard talking loudly in his room, when a woman rushed upstairs, and found the unfortunate man hacking his legs and body with a razor. He was covered with blood. The woman gave the alarm, and Sub-constable Rollestone rushed in just as the unfortunate man was in the act of cutting his throat. Another moment, and it would have been over. The sub-constable at great risk seized Ahern, and took the razor from him. Ahern was quickly conveyed to the workhouse hospital. He will be prosecuted at the next petty sessions.
The Irish Times 21 October 1878
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   RELEASE OF A FENIAN.—By order of the Home Secretary, the last of the Fenian prisoners confined in Great Britain, Michael [sic] Ahearne, has been released from Millbank Prison, after having spent 11 years in penal servitude. No intimation was given to him on the subject previous to his discharge, when he received an order for a sum of money in the Post Office bank in Westminster-bridge-road. For some time past communications on the subject of his release had been passing between the Home Secretary and Mr. Butt, M.P., Mr. O'Connor Power, M.P., and Mr. O'Shaughnessy, M.P., who had seperately made representations to Mr. Cross on the condition of the prisoner's health, and the fact that his father was in a dying state. Ahearne, who is very feeble in health, will be allowed to visit Ireland, and to remain in Great Britain permanently, should he so desire.
The Times 8 November 1878
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CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.—MONDAY, Nov. 11.
The following is a list of the persons to be tried at the next sittings of the Central Criminal Court, to commence next Monday, with an account of the crimes with which they are charged :— Ambrose Ahern and John Harrington, burglary;
The Sydney Morning Herald 9 November 1878
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   THE RELEASED FENIANS.—Last night Mr. O'Connor Power, M. P., addressed a meeting of representatives of the Irish Organizations of London, called by the Political Prisoners Visiting Committee to welcome Messrs. Ahearne and Clancy, who were recently released by order of the Home Secretary, after having undergone 11 years' penal servitude for offences connected with Fenianism. In proposing a resolution of welcome the hon. gentleman congratulated the meeting on the fact that Messrs. Clancy and Ahearne were the last of the patriotic Irishmen who were confined in Great Britain. He attributed their release and that of their colleagues who had proceeded them to the healthy public opinion created, to the revelations of the prison treatment made by the exertions of the committee, the constant attention devoted to their cases by the people of Ireland here and at home, and to the ventilation of the subject in Parliament. The release was a tardy concession to public opinion, which could not atone for the sufferings needlessly inflicted. Two other Irishmen were confined in the United Kingdom for their devotion to the cause for which Messrs. Ahearne and Clancy had suffered, and he was happy to say from communications made by Mr. Lowther, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, he was led to believe that these two, confined in Spike Island, would shortly be added to the list of liberated men. Mr. Clancy, in ackowledging the resolution, in an eloquent address, complained that for a great period of his imprisonment he was treated with much greater severity than the ordinary convict, and he attributed his release and that of his comrades not to any feeling in their favour by the Government officials, but to the feeling of reprobation which had been aroused among his countrymen by the exertions of the Visiting Committee and the advocacy of Mr. O'Connor Power and his friends in Parliament. Mr. Ahearne also expressed his thanks. A considerable sum had been collected by the Irish societies in London for presentation to the released men, whose release occurred before the time originally anticipated, and a committee has been formed for the purpose of holding a public meeting at which Mr. Clancy will be invited to narrate his prison experiences. Mr. Ahearne, who is in exceedingly delicate health, is about to reside for a time in Ireland on a private visit to his family.
The Times 15 November 1878
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Central Criminal Court.
(Abridged from the S. M. Herald)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21.
Ambrose Ahern and John Harrington were charged with having robbed the office of the Bowenfels Mining Company of the sum of £4, and several cheques. The jury found the prisoners guilty, but recommended them to mercy, and his Honor having been informed by Warden Carroll that Maitland Gaol was the only establishment where isolated sentences could be carried out, they were sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment in that place, his Honor intimating that on good conduct the sentence would be partially remitted.
The Maitland Mercury 26 November 1878
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CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT
Ambrose Ahern and John Harrington (two youths) were convicted of burglariously entering the offices of the Bowenfels Coal Company and stealing therefrom various cheques and £4 in cash. His Honor Sir William Manning, understanding that the gaol at Maitland was the only one admitting of isolated treatment, ordered them to be sent there for twelve months, with a promise of remission on good conduct.
Australian Town and Country Journal 30 November 1878
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THE STABBING AFFRAY AT PASSAGE
An inquest was held yesterday at Cork on the body of William Aherne, who died from injuries inflicted by a knife by Michael Murphy, at Passage on the evening of the 23rd November. On that night they were holding a procession in memory of the Manchester executions. The deceased was a torchbearer, and a dispute occurred between him and Murphy for the possession of the torch. During the struggle the latter stabbed Aherne on the head, the weapon penetrating to the brain. A verdict of manslaughter against Murphy was returned.
The Irish Times 4 December 1878
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The last of the Fenian prisoners, Michael Ahearne, was released from Millbank Prison, London, on Nov. 7. He had been 11 years in confinement.
The Milan Exchange 5 December 1878
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Five Young Burglars Arrested
San Francisco, January 9th.—The tailor shop of Adolph Wirtner, on Post street, was entered by a gang of young burglars last night, who carried away several pieces of cloth, besides some of the goods that had been made up. An officer interrupted the party as they were coming out of the store and arrested one of the gang who gave his name as James Malgern. The prisoner told the officer there were five young men in the party that robbed the store and gave information of their whereabouts. Later in the night the officers arrested John Ahearn and John Walker, and to-day arrested Chris Crandle and John Monahan, the two remaining members of the party that are supposed to have broken into the shop. The men were charged with burglary.
Sacramento Daily Union 10 January 1879
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NEW YORK
Fire—One Man Burned to Death
New York, January 10.   
The picking and carding rooms of the Troy Manufacturing Company's mills, Cohoes, burned this morning. Loss, $30,000 ; insured. The wildest excitement prevailed among the employes, and many escaped by jumping from windows. Timothy O'Hearn was fatally burned and a number of others slightly injured. The fire will cause complete suspension of work for weeks, which will entail great hardship for 250 employes.
Titusville Herald 11 January 1879
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NEW INSOLVENTS.
Edward Ahearn, Tower-hill, labourer. Causes of insolvency— Failure of crops and sickness. Liabilities, £112 18s. 3d ; assets, £2; deficiency, £110 18s. 3d. Mr. A. B. Mackay, assignee.
The Argus 8 February 1879
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POLICE.
At the City Court on Friday before Mr.Panton, P.M., and several justices, an elderly man named Owen Ahern was charged on warrant with wife desertion. He was married to his wife, Julia Ahern, in 1865, in Ireland. There was a great disparity between their ages, and they had not lived many months together before they quarreled and separated. Subsequently they met in America and lived there for a short time together, but again separated, and kept apart for 10 years. Once more their quarrel was made up and they came to Melbourne. About 16 months ago the prisoner again deserted his wife leaving only £5 for her with a friend, and went to Sydney, where he had since been carrying on business as a potato merchant. They had three children, two of whom the prisoner had taken with him. The complainant had been supporting herself and the remaining child by taking in needlework. The accused when placed in the witness box admitted that he had some allotments of land in Carlton and a considerable sum of money in the bank. He, however stated that he could not live with his wife again unless he could make up his mind to keep a low house. An order was made that he should pay 15s. per week to his wife, and find two sureties in £20 each for the fulfillment of that order.
The Argus 11 February 1879
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POLICE.
An extraordinarily corpulent woman named Mary Scully was brought up on a charge of being the keeper of a house frequented by idle and disorderly persons. At the same time other eight degraded looking women named Ann Ahearn, Alice Mankiwitz, Maria M'Rea, Johanna Booth, Mabel Taylor, Elizabeth Cole, Elizabeth Glen, and Mary Juno, and two old men named John Bourke and Patrick Scully, were charged with being vagrants. Evidence was given by Constable Griffin and other policemen that Mrs. Scully's house, which was in Romeo-lane off Bourke-street east, was one of a very low character and that it was the abode or rendezvous of the other prisoners who were all persons without visible lawful means of support. Inspector Montford explained that on Monday a woman named Caroline Clarke, and a girl named Margaret Atkinson, 17 years of age were brought before the court on a charge of vagrancy, that they were found in Scully's house, that the girl was said to have been decoyed there by Clarke for immoral purposes and that whilst the woman was sent to gaol for three months the girl was handed over to the care of Dr. Singleton. It was in consequence of the girl having been decoyed to the house and harboured there that the police had made a raid on the establishment. Mrs. Scully was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour ; the two old men and the two last mentioned women were on account of their age discharged, and the remainder were sent to gaol for one month.
The Argus 19 February 1879
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AN UNFORTUNATE CHILD.
Just as the Court of General Sessions was about to adjourn yesterday, a little girl of 9 years was brought to the prisoner's bar. The youthful culprit proved to be Mary Ellen Aikens, a child of 9, who, on the 24th inst., stole a gold watch from her teacher, Miss Sarah Ahern, in Primary School No. 30, Baxter street, near Grand. Mary Ellen admitted having stolen the watch, but said she did so at the solicitation of a schoolmate. Judge Cowing gave the little one, who was a bright, interesting child, some wholesome advice, and discharged her with a caution. The child burst into sobs and promised never to offend again. The most singular and unaccountable feature in the transaction was that not a soul put in an appearance to look after the interests of the little one, and she wandered forth from the court-room alone. She says she lives at No. 130 Mott street.
New York Times 4 March 1879
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Owen Ahearn, a potato merchant, who was recently carrying on business in Sydney, was charged at the City Police Court yesterday with being about to desert his child without leaving means for its support. About 18 months ago, when in Sandhurst, he deserted his wife and went to Sydney. The unfortunate woman was then in delicate health and all he left her was £5. Through the kindness of some disinterested friends she recovered from her illness, and was enabled to earn a living as a seamstress About three weeks ago the prisoner returned to Melbourne, was arrested for deserting his wife, and the City Bench ordered him to pay 15s per week for her support. This small amount was fixed in consequence of his swearing that he had only £40 in the bank, and some property valued at £50.

Subsequently his wife learned that he was possessed of £1,500, and on finding that he had taken his passage for England on board the Somersetshire, she took steps which resulted in his being arrested on board the vessel on the charge stated above. When he was apprehended, bank receipts for £1,650 and £28 in gold were found in his possession. Mr. M'Kean, who appeared for the prosecutrix, suggested that the Bench should make an order for an amount which would be equivalent to the maintenance of the child for 12 years. Mr. Kane, the prisoner's solicitor said he was prepared to pay into court the full amount payable for the wife and child during the next three years, which would be £120 for the wife and such reasonable amount as the Bench might decide for the child. Mr. Panton, P.M., said they had better settle the amount before an order was made and he would give them a quarter of an hour to do so.

The parties retired for a short time, and on returning it was announced that the prisoner had agreed to hand over £390 to be deposited or invested for his wife and child. Documents representing that amount were handed over to Mr. Whelan, the clerk, as temporary trustee, until the necessary formalities could be completed and the prisoner was in the meantime remanded until Friday.

The Argus 4 March 1879
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AUSTRALIAN NEWS.
Owen Ahearn, who was arrested on board the Somersetshire, sailing for England, and charged with deserting his wife and family, was brought up at the Police Court, with nearly £2000 in his possession, and was obliged to pay £360 with a view of securing a maintenance for his family for five years.
The Star 25 March 1879
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9.
Five O'Clock, at the Premises, William street, near Railway Stations, RICHMOND. Two Wood COTTAGES, Three Rooms and Two Rooms. By Order of the Widow and Devisee of Mr. Timothy Ahern. T.J. FORBES is instructed to SELL by AUCTION, as above—Two neat wood cottages, with slate and iron roofs and verandahs, land 36 x 40, wide metalled right-of-way at rear. Terms—cash. For particulars of title apply George Bullen, Esq., solicitor, Swanston-street.
Melbourne Argus 31 March 1879
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DEAD UNDER A DORY.
Further Particulars About the East Braintree Mystery —
Was Michael Ahern's Death Accidental or Otherwise?
   A paragraph appeared in Saturday's GLOBE announcing the finding of the body of Michael Ahern on the banks of the Monatiquot river, East Braintree, a small dory lying across him. Further investigation shows that the body was discovered by Clarence Williams of Weymouth of Weymouth, who was passing in company with another man. The peculiar position in which the boat was placed arrested his attention. He then proceeded thither, when he discovered this body lying underneath, face downward, arms extended, head toward the bank and feet toward the water. Ahearn [sic] was forty-one years of age, unmarried, and boarded with his brother-in-law, George Bennett, near the old North Church. He left there Wednesday night with some friends with the intention of going to the walking match, and was seen there during the evening. He spent the night at the house of a friend named Fred Doherty, living near his boarding place. About 10 o'clock Thursday morning he left Mr. Doherety's for the purpose of going to Boston, taking the cars at Weymouth station. He returned on the train, leaving Boston at 7 o'clock in the evening, and was met at Braintree by a friend who walked with him to Washington Square at Weymouth Landing, who represents that Ahearn was somewhat under the influence of liquor. Ahearn called at the Narragansett House between 9 and 10 o'clock, when he represented that he had secured a job at Cohasset for the season, if things proved favorable. He was seen soon after by Officer Pease, the night watchman, who called him intoxicated.
Heading Towards East Braintree.
   No further trace of him alive can be found. It has been currently reported that his visit to Boston was for the purpose of drawing money from the bank, but upon inquiry his bank books are found to be all right in his trunk, although about $50. which he was known to have in ready cash, is missing. When found there was only sixty cents in his pockets.
   Mr. Williams went and called Mr. Whitmarsh, who lives near by, and he immediately sent for Deputy Sheriff White, who took charge of the body and placed it in care of Undertakers Ford and McCormick, who removed it to their place of business. Medical Examiner C. C. Tower was at once notified, and upon examination of the body found a livid discoloration in the inner side of the upper lip, also a tumefaction of the central part of the forehead and fleshy part of the nose; over the right eyebrow was a deep bruise, the mark extending about two inches obliquely upwards toward the scalp, and at one point a breakage of the skin, but no evidence of the fracture of the nose underneath was discovered. In the palms of the hands, in the nostrils and in the hair and beard there was some dock mud. After this examination and what investigation has thus far been made the conclusion arrived at by the medical examiner, is that the immediate cause of death and that without further evidence he did not feel justified in performing an autopsy.
Many Do Not Feel Satisfied
with this result, notwithstanding the conclusion reached by the medical examiner, feeling that the severe bruises about the head and face indicated the possibility, as well as a strong probability, that Ahearn met his death from other causes; some fearing that foul play may have been the primary cause of death. They feel that in falling he could not have struck hard enough to have caused those bruises. Another reason given is that there being a heavy sea and strong northeast wind at the time he is supposed to have fallen, would have carried the body further south and landed it upon the opposite side of the river, and that the body , if thrown up then by the heavy sea, would have been twisted about instead of lying straight and prone, as found. The most probable solution of the mystery is that being in an intoxicated condition he wandered away down by the river bank and fell at low water, so that when the tide came up it washed over him, causing his death, and the boat, breaking from its moorings, was washed into the position as found. Many in the community think that a searching investigation into the matter should be made, so that the real truth of the affair may be discovered, if possible.
The Boston Globe 20 April 1879
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MALLOW
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS'
SCHOOLS.
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WE, the undersigned Parishioners of Mallow, whose names are hereunder written, promise to pay for five years, towards the maintenance of the Christian Schools, the sums set opposite our names if the Christian Brothers be reinstated in the Monastery and Schools at Mallow.
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£s.
Patrick Ahern . . . 10
The Cork Examiner 21 May 1879
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A DESPERATE LEAP.
At Woolwich Police Court, on Saturday, Robert Matthews, fireman on board the General Steamship Navigation Company's steamer Granton, was charged with placing the ship in jeopardy by neglecting his duty, and with deserting the ship by jumping overboard. The prisoner was dripping wet, and stood in the dock in a pool of water, but Inspector Ahearn informed the magistrate that he had sent for some dry clothing. Captain Howlett, master of the vessel, said that prisoner had been under his orders for several months, and had signed articles until June 30. The ship was passing down the Thames on the way to Granton, in Scotland, that afternoon, when the engineer complained that the prisoner would not work, and witness found him in his berth. Witness pointed out to him the danger of leaving the stokehole, where there were six great fires to attend to, but the prisoner said he should do no more work, but should leave the ship at Gravesend. A few minutes afterwards there was a cry of "A man overboard," and he found that the prisoner had leaped over the side, and was swimming away from the ship. The ship was travelling at the rate of 10 knots an hour, but, at the risk of bursting the engines he suddenly stopped her, and lowered a boat, in which three men, at the danger of their own lives, went after the prisoner. He was, however, swimming strongly towards the shore at Woolwich, and before the boat could reach him he was picked up by a waterman. The vessel and passengers were detained while the case was taken. Mr. Marsham said the first thing to be done was to get the prisoner into some dry clothes, and with that view he remanded him.
Merthyr Telegraph and General Advertiser 23 May 1879
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MALLOW
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS'
SCHOOLS.
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CONTINUATION of List of Subscriptions for Five Years if the Christian Brothers are reinstated in the Monastery and Schools at Mallow.
   Amount acknowledged in Examiner of 21st May, ult. £320 0 0.
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£s.
Patrick Ahern . . . 05
The Cork Examiner 7 June 1879
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MARRIAGES.
JONES—AHERN—Mr, H. T. Jones and Mrs. Rose E. Ahern will be married Wednesday evening, June 11.
Chicago Tribune 8 June 1879
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MARRIAGE LICENCES
Name,    Age,  Residence
Henry T. Jones, 30, 256 Michigan avenue
Mrs. Rose E. Ahern, 30, 756 Wabash Ave.
Chicago Tribune 15 June 1879
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STABBED IN THE BACK BY A STRANGER
At a late hour last night Michael Ahern, aged 33, of No, 217 Cherry street, entered the Madison street Police Station, suffering from a dangerous stab wound in the back. While he was passing the corner of Water and Rutger streets, he said, he was suddenly assaulted by a strager, who, without saying a word, plunged the knife in his back, and then fled. Ahern could not assign any motive for the unprovoked assault. He was taken to the Chambers Street Hospital, where the wound was found to be of a dangerous nature. His assailant has not yet been arrested.
New York Times 18 June 1879
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Carrie and Cora Hinckley, aged 19 and 16 years, daughters of Lieut. Col. J. D. Hinckley, deputy warden, of the State Prison, were drowned while bathing in the Michigan Center mill-pond, Jackson Co., Tuesday afternoon. Their bodies were recovered in 10 feet of water ? feet from shore, one by Mr. Osborne, keeper of the prison insane asylum, and the other by John OíHern, the pedestrian. Col. Hinckley's entire family of nine persons and a number of acquaintances were enjoying a picnic, and the girls with Charles Hinckley, their brother, went bathing and got out of their depth. Charles was rescued by his father and John OíHern, but the girls did not rise after they sunk, the bottom being full of sticks and weeds, to which they clung.
Fowlerville Review 18 July 1879
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NEW HAMPSHIRE
The three boys, John Ahern, David Welch, and David Ahern, who placed obstructions on the Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad last Friday were arraigned at Concord Wednesday. The first two were bound over for appearance at the Supreme Court, and the latter discharged.
The Lowell Sun 16 August 1879
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BROOKLYN
Lena Silva, of No. 258 Monroe street, was arrested Saturday, on complaint of John Ahern, who accuses her of having stolen a watch and jewelry valued at $70 from his residence, No. 113 North Third street, on the 16th of last month. Her husband was also arrested and locked up as a witness.
New York Times 25 August 1879
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INFORMATION WANTED—Of Patrick Ahearn, who left Dingle, County Kerry, March 1875, for New Zealand. When last heard from he was in Invercargill. Any information concerning him will be thankfully received by his brother, Edmond Ahearn, Blenheim P. O., Marlborough.
New Zealand Tablet 12 September 1879
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Ahern's Northside lunch rooms, opposite the north depot, is the place to get a good square meal.
Fort Wayne Daily Gazette 19 September 1879
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BOATING.
Ahearn Wins the Triangular Race on the Charles.
The race for $300 between Jeff Shea, Charles Hooper and M. Ahearn, was rowed over the Charles river course Saturday, after many delays, and resulted in a victory for Ahearn, Hooper being second and Shea third.
The Boston Globe 6 October 1879
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Ahearn vs. Hooper.
Mike Ahearn, feeling agrieved at the sentiments expressed by certain boating men at his recent victory in the triangular sweep-stake race, announces that he will row Hooper, one of his late contestants, a two or a three-mile race in one or two weeks from the date of the signing of the articles, for from $100 to $500 a side. He will meet Hooper at Butler & McManus', Revere Hall, tonight.
The Boston Globe 7 October 1879
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Police Court
Last Wednesday was quite a busy day in the Arlington Police Court. The first case called was Daniel Reardon, charged with an assault on John Sullivan. Daniel admits he keeps beer for sale. John wanted to buy some. Daniel refused to sell. John called him hard names. Daniel retaliated with his cane, which is really a club, and paid $5 and costs for so doing.

In the next case Daniel figured as complainant. Last Sunday evening his house was assailed by a gang of young fellows, some windows smashed, and the building was otherwise damaged, Michael Mahoney, Dennis Ahearn, Michael Roach and John Hodge were identified as some of the party and were fined $2 and costs, the latter being divided equally between them.
Arlington Advocate 15 November 1879
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LIST OF PASSENGERS.
DEPARTURES.
Per Messrs. T. Marwood & Co.'s "Marpesia" (Captain Storey), from Liverpool November 1.—For Melbourne (consigned to Messrs. Bright Bros. & Co.) : Saloon—J. McGuffie Fraser, John Davis, Rev. John Spaven, Mrs. Spaven, and John Spaven. Steerage—Mrs. A. McKinnon, Eliza A. McKinnon, Henry Roberts, Miss Bridget Hanrahan, I. M. Lancaster, Mrs. Lancaster, Louisa Lancaster, Emma Lancaster, Gertrude Lancaster, John H. Snowden, Daniel Ahern, Johanna Ahern, Helena Ahern, Mary Ahern, Ellen Ahern, Ann Ahern, Margaret Ahern, Hannah Ahern, Lizzie Ahern, Sarah Ahern, Kate Ahern, William Hughes, John W. Butler, Mrs. E. Waring, Robert Prichard, Gordon F. Dickson, William Fox, Mrs. Barbara Boyle, Eliza Boyle, Fanny Boyle, Robert Boyle, and Ellen Gorman.
Australian & New Zealand Gazette 15 November 1879

FOR LONDON DIRECT—The well-known and
favourite iron clipper ship
MARPESIA,
1443 tons, AA1 at Lloyd's,
T. STOREY, Commander,
Now lying at the Sandridge Railway Pier.
As large engagements of cargo have been made for this fine ship, shippers are requested to make early applications for disengaged space. J. H. WHITE and Co., 49 William-street.
The Argus (Melbourne) 23 February 1880
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Last Sunday night, at a dance in the town of Granville, Milwaukee county, a young man named Herman Meizer was struck on the head with a brick or stone and killed. The Coroner has begun an inquest, which has been adjourned till next Monday. The evidence already taken shows that Meizer was a quiet and peacable man, who happened in the saloon where the dance was being held, on his way home, and while taking a glass of beer, a fight commenced between other persons in the room, resulting as stated. On Tuesday, Thomas Madden, who is a drunken rough and bully, and who started the fracas, John Madden, F. O'Hearn, Michael Tobin, Thomas Barry, Michael McGrew, John Tobin, Bernard Malone and Michael Maeher, all participants in the fight went to the city of Milwaukee and gave themselves up. An examination was held yesterday before judge Mallory but we have not learned the result.
Port Washington Star 29 November 1879
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MURDERERS HELD FOR TRIAL
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 30.—The preliminary examination of Robert Madden, Jack Madden, William Crowley, Michael Tobin, Frank O'Hearn, Thomas Barry, and Mike McCrew, charged with the murder of Herman Meiser at a dance in the Town of Granville last Sunday night, was concluded in the municipal Court to-day. Judge Mallory held all of the accused for trial. The bail of Jack Madden and Michael Tobin was fixed at $8,000 each, that of Robert Madden at $5,000, and that of each of the rest at $500. Tobin would have been discharged for want of evidence, but from the fact that when put upon the stand to testify against the Maddens he gave testimony criminating himself as one of the principals in the shocking and brutal murder.
Chicago Tribune 30 November 1879
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Church Fair
Thursday evening the fair in aid of St. Malachy's church, which for some weeks has been in progress in the vestries of the church, closed most successfully. [. . .] The contest for the gold watch between W. S. Gibson and Patrick Ahearn, ended in favor of the latter.
Arlington Advocate 6 December 1879
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