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1880-1890


Yesterday Detectives O'Callaghan and Kidney succeeded in arresting a notorious burglar, named Francis Roderick, alias Hardrop, alias Mays, who is supposed to have been the leader of the gang of house breakers that has recently been so successful in the suburban districts. The prisoner, who has over 40 previous convictions recorded against him, is formally charged with breaking into the house of Mr. Daniel Ahern, and stealing £5 10s. in money, and a watch and chain ; but several other charges will be preferred against him. He will be brought before the City Bench this morning.
Melbourne Argus 5 January 1880
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POLICE.
At the Richmond Court on Wednesday, a man named Francis Roderick was proceeded against as a rogue and vagabond The prisoner was charged with a series of offences, including a burglary in the residence of one Daniel Ahearn on the 2lst ult., and a number of other burglaries in various places. On being arrested and searched a quantity of stolen property was found in his possession and he pleaded guilty to the charge of housebreaking. The evidence of several witnesses went to show that the prisoner bore a tolerable respectable character and did not exhibit any criminal propensities. The Bench, however, considered that there was sufficient evidence to support the charge and he was sentenced to six months imprisonment. Notice of appeal was given.
The Argus 15 January 1880
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He Did His Best.
   Jacob Amhof had retired to the cellar of his grocery store, on Greenwich avenue, New York, to bring up an extra supply of provisions on Saturday night, and he naturally lost temper on his return when he caught William Ahearn coming from behind the counter, He laid violent hands on the inruder, who, when handed over to the police, was found to have appropriated the contents of a money drawer— thirty-seven cents. William looked quite full of remorse when he was arraigned in the Jefferson Market Police Court. His Honor thought it indicated his state of feeling, for he said:
   “It's a sad thing to see a young man of your age fall into evil ways. Haven't you a family to look after you?”
   “Oh, yes, lots of 'em,” said the prisoner.
   “And did you have employment?”
   “Oh, yes, lots o' that, too.”
   “And you had prospects—hoped to rise in the world, I warrant?”
   “Yes, I did kinder think I'd get along somehow.”
   “And now you've lost character, prospects, everything, and all for thirty seven cents?”
   The Justice said this quite dolefully, and the prisoner hastened to relieve his regret.
   “It wasn't my fault,” he said.
   “It wasn't, eh?”
   “No sir-ee. How was I to know there wasn't no money around? I cleaned out every cent I found.”—Herald.
Bath [Maine] Independent 24 January 1880
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Probably Fatal Accident
Last evening Edward Ahearn of Brooklyn, N. Y., Dennis O'Connor, 139 Leverett street, and James Regan of 14 Kirkland street, were driving over Brighton avenue in a single buggy, when near the three roads Ahearn wanted to drive, and in a good natured way tried to take the reins away from O'Connor, who was driving. He got hold of one of the reins, and, in pulling, managed to turn the horse and capsized the buggy. Mr. Ahearn struck on his head and fractured the base of his skull. At midnight he was failing rapidly and could not possibly live. Mr. O'Connor had his shoulder and face badly bruised, while Regan sustained a compound fracture of the left arm. The men were brought to the city hospital by Officer Gardner of Station 14. The accident resulted from Mr. Ahearn's getting hold of one of the reins when he supposed that he had both of them. The officers say that the men were not under the influence of liquor.
The Boston Globe 27 January 1880
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Fatal Result of Injuries
Edward Ahearn, who, in company with Dennis O'Connor and M. Regan, were thrown from their team Monday evening on Brighton avenue, Ahearn receiving a fracture of the skull, died yesterday morning at 2 o'clock at the city hospital from his injuries.
The Boston Globe 28 January 1880
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Sliding Down a Mountain
The trail leading to the Metamoras mine is both steep and narrow, and winds along the side of Prospect Mountain from the base to almost the summit. In places the descent from it is very precipitous, falling off almost perpendicularly for a distance of two hundred and three feet. Several pack mules have been killed by being pushed off at these points, but no accident has ever happened to the hardy miner and prospector who pass over it until yesterday, and this fortunately was not a fatal one. The snow-fall had almost obliterated the pathway, making it peculiarly dangerous, and when James Ahearn attempted to make the ascent yesterday he was forced to grope his way blindly, trusting to his knowledge of the route to carry him over safely. It was not sufficient, however, for when about half way up he slipped from the icy crust, and before he could recover himself he was traveling down the side of the mountain at a rate of speed only equalled by a meteor. While the snow was the immediate cause of Ahearn's disaster, it was also his salvation, for it not only preserved him from contact with the rocks as he plunged down, but received him in its soft embrace at his stopping place, some two hundred and fifty feet from the point of departure. As it was his clothes were rented and torn, so was his skin in sundry places, and while no bones were broken there were aggregate bruises that will painfully remind him of his experience for some days to come.—Eureka (Nev.) Leader.
Sycamore True Republican 31 January 1880
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Destructive Fires in Various Parts of the Country.
At Concord, N.H.—Loss, $1500
CONCORD, N. H., February 20.—A house on Walnut street, owned by Sarah Herbert and occupied by John Ahern, was destroyed by fire this noon. Mrs. Herbert's loss is probably about $1000; Ahern's loss $500; no insurance.
The Boston Globe 21 February 1880
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PROBATES AND LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
Letters of administration were granted in the estates of Martin A. Ahearn, £1,226, on the motion of Mr. T. P. Webb ; . . . 
The Argus 19 March 1880
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Mike Ahern of the West End has commenced practising for the season. Hosmer and himself were frequently seen upon the river together during the past week.
The Boston Globe 21 March 1880
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Ahern and Granger Matched
There will be a twenty-five mile walk between Morris Ahern and John Granger in Mozart Hall, Monday evening, March 29, for a purse of $200. Mr. James Jellison will act as referee. Daniel Reagan as stakeholder and Timothy Kelley and Thomas Readman time-keepers. Both men are in fine condition, and a close contest may be expected.
The Boston Globe 25 March 1880
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Fire in Wilmington
WILMINGTON, N. C., April 12.—A fire broke out at 12:30 last night in a building on Dock street, owned by B. J. H. Ahearn, filled with hay and grain. The fire quickly extended to the adjoining stores of Antonio Rush and George A. Peck, which were destroyed. The walls of Ahern's building fell crushing in the front of Peck's store, compelling those in Peck's building to make a rush for life. All got out but Captain William Ellerbrock whose boby [sic] afterwards was found burned to a crisp, and by his master a faithful dog which always followed at his his heels. The total loss is $25,000. Insurance is about $1?,000,
The Atlanta Constitution 13 April 1880
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CITY TALK AND CHATTER
Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to  . . .  Michael P. Kenny and Mary O'Hearn  . . .  of Alexandria.
The Washington Post 23 April 1880
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During the week the surface of the Charles river has been, at every hour of the day, dotted with racing shells of every description. Among the principal scullers who have vigorously plied the sweeps during the past week are Plaisted, Ross, Johnson and Ahern. Hosmer has taken one or two spins, as have several members of the Union and Leverett boat clubs. These, together with the Harvard boys and the numerous four-oared crews that are practising, in expectation that the city fathers will offer a prize to be rowed for on the Mystic, June 17, make a very lively scene for the large number who habitually, either from want of employment or on “business,” frequent the “wall.”
The Boston Globe 9 May 1880
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Gathering of the Fancy at Buffalo
Prospects for a Lively Fight Good
BUFFALO, N. Y., May 10.—The Canadian authorities are making great military preparations to stop the Rooke and Donovan fight. Canadian officers have arrived here and also at Erie to watch the pugilists. As soon as the boat leaves here and the regular excursion boats leave Erie with the pugilists, they will at once telegraph to Point Albino, Port Dover, to the authorities.  . . . There is heavy betting on the fight. Rooke was a heavy favorite up to noon. Among the sports in this city are Dooney Harris, Mike Costello, Arthur Chambers, Al Smith, who is wanted to act as referee, William E. Harding, Barney Mullen and John Ahern. At the Tift House, William Borst, the turfman, Rooke's backer, offered to bet $1000 to $800 that Rooke would win. A noted sport of this city also bet $300 against $500 that Rooke would whip Donovan in sixty minutes. The battle ground is forty miles from any telegraph station. Boats will leave Erie at 5 a.m.
The Boston Globe 11 May 1880
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The A. O. H. of New Hampshire
NASHUA, N. H., June 3.—The state convention of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of the state of New Hampshire was held in this city today. The lodges in the state were represented by ninety-eight delegates, and the order is in a most flourishing condition. The plane for life insurance of the order was adopted and the following gentlemen were elected as officers: John Ahern, Keene, delegate, T. H. Wills, Nashua, secretary, Martin Flaherty, Dover, treasurer.
The Boston Globe 4 June 1880
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SALEM
The Dime combination which exhibited here last week gave Sergeant Ahern an opportunity of appearing with his three children, known as the “Montgomery Midgets,” in their Zouave drill, which the three little ones (two boys and a girl) do very finely, gaining several recalls on Friday night.
The Boston Globe 7 June 1880
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FATAL RESULT OF A QUARREL.
John Craman and Patrick Ahern, employes in the steel works in Jersey City, quarreled about two months ago over the merits of the Irish and Scotch races, Ahern being an Irishman, while Craman is a native of Scotland. It is alleged that Ahern struck Craman a blow on the head with a bar of iron. The latter was removed to the hospital, and was subesquently discharged under the supposition that he was cured. He was found lying unconscious in the street in Jersey City about a week ago, and was removed to a Police station, where he died. A post- mortem examination revealed a fracture of the skull. A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of Ahern.
New York Times 7 June 1880
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FOUND DEAD IN A CELL.
The Jersey City Prison Condemned as Being Unhealthy.
Coronoer Ruempler held an inquest Wednesday night in the case of John Craman, who was found dead in a cell of the First Precinct Station-house in Jersey City on the morning of May 31. In the beginning of the month of April Craman, who was employed in Thompson's steel works, was struck on the head with a bar of iron by Patrick Ahern, one of the foremen with whom he had had a quarrel. He was removed to St. Francis's Hospital, and it was evident from his actions that his brain had been affected. He was seemingly cured, and returned to work in the steel factory. On the afternoon of May 30 Craman was found in the street, and an officer took him to the station-house on the supposition that he was drunk. Sergt. Mann, who was on duty, thought the man looked ill, and sent to the hospital for a physician. The Assistant House Surgeon answered the summons. He first thought Craman was sick, but afterward came to the conclusion that he was only drunk, but recommended the officers when they locked him up to keep a close watch on him. The prisoner was put in a cell, and the next morning he was found lying dead on the iron cot. Several witnesses testified to the above facts at the inquest. County Physician Converse testified that in his opinion the man died from the heat and the closeness of the cells in the First Precinct Station-house. He said it was the third or fourth case that had occurred within his own experience, and some measures ought to be taken to improve the light and ventilation in the City Prison. The jury returned the following verdict: “James Craman came to his death, on the 31st of May, in a cell in the First Precinct, through the neglect of the Assistant House Surgeon of the Jersey City Hospital, and in consequence of his having been put in a cell of the City Prison which we believe is an unfit place to incarcerate any person, in consequence of the unhealthy heat and foul air which prevail there.”
New York Times 11 June 1880
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The Double-Scull Race
Diskeen and Humphrey, O'Brien and Ahearn [sic], Delano and Faulkner and Hill and Frenchy Johnson comprised the four crews of the eight entered that came out in response to the call of the judges. Fooling has not been the order of the day thus far in starting the boats, and this race was no exception, all four of them getting away, on the word being given, well together. A dozen or more strokes were not rowed, however, ere Hill and Frenchy opened up a good length of clear water between themselves and Delano and Faulkner, the latter going handily past Ahearn and O'Brien, who were even with Diskeen and his partner. As the boats neared Dartmouth street a heavy sea struck them, causing Ahearn and mate to swamp.  . . . 
The Boston Globe 6 July 1880
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PASSENGERS ARRIVED.
In Steam-ship Holland, from London.— . . . Patrick Ahearn, Ann Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, Patrick Ahearn, . . . 
New York Times 15 July 1880
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COUNTY WATERFORD
(From Our Correspondent.)
Waterford, Saturday   
   To-day, at 12 o'clock, the Right Hon. Mr. Justice Fitzgerald entered the County Court, and opened the Commission of Assizes.
   The grand jury having been re-sworn,
   His Lordship, addressing them, said:—The business to go before them was light. The report of the County Inspector was before him, and was very satisfactory, but for one point, to which he would presently allude. There were three cases to go before them—one of homicide, one of perjury, and a Post-office prosecution, in which a person was charged with opening three registered letters entrusted to him to deliver. As he had already stated the report would be eminently satisfactory had it not been for the fact that there were three reported cases that would not go before them, the reason being that the persons who committed the offences had not been made amenable for the alleged offences.
HOMICIDE
   Patrick Mulcahy was indicted for having, on the 11th of April, killed and slain John Ahearn.
   Mr. White, Q.C. (instructed by Messrs. Curtin and Anderson). prosecuted; Dr. Falconer (instructed by Mr. Stronge) defended the prisoner.
   Maurice Ahearn, examined by Mr. White, Q.C.—I am the son of the deceased, John Ahearn. He and I went to Dungarvan market on the 21st April. We were in Captain Gillon's coal yard when the prisoner and his brother, Thomas Mulcahy, came in. The latter caught my father and struck him on the breast with his fist. My father then caught him, and they fell into a wheelbarrow.
   Did you see the prisoner after that do anything to your father? Yes. When my father and Thomas Mulcahy had been separated, the prisoner ran down the yard, seized the handle of a broken wheelbarrow, and struck my father on the head with it. My father fell to the ground insensible, and never again spoke. He held the handle with two hands when striking the blow. My father died immediately after.
   Cross-examined by Dr. Falconer—There was no row that day between my father and the prisoner. My father was not in any altercation with him when he was struck.
   Isn't it a fact that your father and every person in the coal yard was drunk? It is not. The prisoner seemed perfectly sober.
   And your evidence is that Mulcahy, the prisoner at the bar, ran at your father, struck him a blow on the head that killed him, and that your father did not give him any provocation? It is ; my father was not aware he was in the yard when he received the blow that killed him.
   A man named Patrick Morrissey deposed to seeing the prisoner strike Ahearn, the deceased man, a dreadful blow with a stick on the head that knocked him insensible on the ground. After he fell the prisoner threw down the stick, and. lifting him in his arms, shouted in Irish, “John, are you dead?”
   Other witnesses having been examined,
   The prisoner was found guilty.
The Irish Times 19 July 1880
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A POLICEMAN'S HIGH-HANDED ACT.
Mrs. Annie Ahern was arraigned in the First District Police Court in Jersey City yesterday morning on a charge of drunkenness. The examination developed the fact that the woman was the victim of a police outrage. She stated that on Tuesday night Timothy Donovan went to her house and attacked herself and her husband with a knife. During the fracas the knife struck her in the mouth, inflicting a painful wound. The sight of blood had the effect of scaring Donovan [a]way. Wednesday night, however, he returned and renewed the assault. Fearing that her husband would be killed, Mrs. Ahern ran to the station-house, and asked that an officer be sent to arrest Donovan. Instead of complying with her request the Police ordered her out of the station-house, and on her refusal to go hustled her out into the street. She still lingered in front of the door and continued to demand protection. At length Officer Schmidt threatened to arrest her if she didn't go away, and she told him to go to the devil, whereupon he dragged her into the station-hoouse and locked her up on a charge of drunkenness. Judge Peloubet caused her story to be investigated, and, finding it to be true, discharged her. He attributed her actions to the excitement which naturally follwed the refusal of the Police to afford her and her husband the protection she asked and was entitled to.
New York Times 6 August 1880
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TWO FIERY STEEDS.
A Horse Dashes Into a Locomotive.
Two Men Supposed to be Fatally Injured and the Horse Cut to Pieces
At the Broadway railway crossing this afternoon about two o'clock a frighful accident occurred which may result in the death of two men. Daniel Forth and Thomas Ahern were driving the delivery team of Messrs. J. Woulf and Bro., when from some unexplained cause the animal took fright and started off at full speed. Getting beyond the control of its driver it continued on its way and at the railway crossing before referred to, dashed against the side of a passing locomotive as if intent on disputing the right of way. By those who witnessed it the shock is said to have been terrific and caused their faces to blanch and whiten. The horse is reported as having been badly cut up, the wagon shovered to smithereens and the two men who went down in the general wreck so badly injured internally and otherwise that fears are entertained that neither of them will survive the catastrophe. Mr. Ahern was the worse injured of the two, his injuries being of an internal character. Mr. Forth had one of more of his limbs broken, and is said to be injured internally also. Medical and surgical skill were immediately summoned, and everything possible done for the relief of the unfortunate victims. The late hour at which the SENTINEL was apprised of the melancholy occurence prevented it from inquiring more fully into the details thereof.
Fort Wayne Daily Sentinel 7 August 1880
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BRIGHTON DISTRICT
Information was received at Police Station 14, at 1.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon that a horse, wagon and harness and a box of eggs had been stolen from Clinton street. Officer Burke was sent out to look the district over and ascertain if the above-named property could be found. The officer was rewarded for his search in discovering the wagon. He then went in pursuit, and arrested John Kelley of Cambridge and Dennis O'Hearn of Somerville. They had, when arrested, sold the horse for $25 and the harness for $10. The property was owned by John P. Priest of Green street, Charlestown district. Mr. Priest values the property at $288. Dennis and John will be arraigned in court to-day.
The Boston Globe 12 August 1880
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Church Picnic
St. Malachy picnic [. . .] The prize in the running race for very small boys was carried by Cornelius Linnehan, Frank Ahern winning second honors.
Arlington Advocate 21 August 1880
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THE OLD NINTH
A Delightful Reunion of the Veteran Regiment.
About a hundred and fifty survivors of the Old Ninth assembled at the Eastern depot, yesterday, shortly after 9 a.m., to welcome their old comrades in arms during the war for the Union, who were expected to arrive from Salem, Lawrence and Stoneham. About thirty Salem members arrived out of a total of thirty-three who were expected. With this delegation came three children of Patrick Ahern, a girl of nine and two boys seven and five years of age. They are the grandchildren of a member of the Ninth who was killed at Fredericksburg. . . . At 1 o'clock the Midgets gave an exhibition drill at the pavilion, which was loudly applauded, and Sergeant P. Ahern, father of these wonderful children, gave a splendid exhibition of his skill in rifle and bayonet exercise drill, and at 2 o'clock the comrades formed in line and marched to dinner, which was served beneath a canvas canopy, in the open air. . . . 
The Boston Globe 26 August 1880
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The Bunker Hill Hancock and English Club of Ward 4 held an enthusiastic meeting, last evening, at its headquarters, corner of Bunker Hill and Medford streets. President Patrick Ahern occupied the chair, and made a stirring address, containing many excellent suggestions to the members. A committee was appointed for the purpose of procuring a flag and transparency, and the finance committee held a special meeting after the close of the regular proceedings. The present membership of the club is nearly 200, comprising much excellent material for such an organization. There is no doubt whatever that the members of this club will give an excellent account of themselves in the coming campaign, as the way they take hold of things demonstrates that they mean business. The next meeting will occur next Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock, at the same place.
The Boston Globe 4 September 1880
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Pedalities.
M. Ahern of Salem challenges John McGurn of Peabody to a three or five-mile foot-race for $15 to $25 a side.
The Boston Globe 24 October 1880
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A DOUBLE CRIME
A Pittsfield Drunkard Attacks His Wife With a Dirk-knife and Inflicts Mortal Wounds, and Completes the Tragedy By Drowning Himself.
PITTSFIELD, Mass., October 26.—Michael O'Hearn, fifty years old, a man estimated to be worth from $30,000 to $50,000, attempted to kill his wife here this morning, and then completed the tragedy by drowning himself in the river near L. Pomeroy's lower mill. O'Hearn was formerly a foundry man in Pennsylvania, returning to Lee a few years ago with the above amount, where his friends reside and purchased a fine farm, valued at $10,000. Three years ago he was married to Katie Sullivan of Beckett, several years his junior, and since then their wedded life has been a constant brawl, and assualts upon her have been frequent, especially when he was in liquor. Some four weeks ago he became enraged at the presence of his wife's father in his house, and caught up the tea-kettle, throwing it at his father-in-law and threatening to take his life. Last week he again assaulted his wife, choking her so that she thought she would not recover her breath. For that offence O'Hearn gave bonds in $200 to keep the peace for six months and took a temperance pledge and promised future good behavior. Mrs. O'Hearn resolved to go to her father's in Becket with her three children, the youngest being six months and the oldest a child of twenty months. She packed up her things preparatory to moving. O'Hearn arrived in the 4 o'clock train this morning and at 10
Went to His House Intoxicated.
He found things packed and his wife in the adjoining tenement of Mr. Cohen. Entering he asked his wife to live with him, and on her refusal he rushed at her with a knife, inflicting three wounds on her hands, stabbing her in the abdomen and making another wound in her leg, from which it is thought she cannot recover. Mrs. Cohen, who interfered, received a slight wound, when a neighbor named Thomson came in who took the dirk-knife from him, when O'Hearn fled. An hour later a lad employed in Pomeroy's mill discovered a man floating in the dam, and, giving the alarm, it proved to be O'Hearn, he having run about a mile and
Jumped Into the Pond Where the Water Was Deepest.
When taken from the water life was extinct. Medical Examiner J. T. A. Adams took charge of the body. In his pockets were foiund $242 in money and a gold watch. It is now clearly demonstrated that he had intended to kill his wife and then end his own existence. O'Hearn has lived in this town only since spring. His wife, in an interview with a GLOBE reporter, today, says that he has stabbed her with the same knife once before, when in Lee, and she had refused to live with him, fearing he would kill her. The affair created great excitement here.
Boston Globe 27 October 1880
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Michael O'Hearn, a man of considerable wealth, who resided at Pittsfield, Mass., stabbed his wife to death on the 26th ult., and then killed himself.
Ashtabula Weekly Telegraph 5 November 1880
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TAKING FORCIBLE POSSESSION OF A FARM
Cork, Monday   
To-day William and Cornelius Ahern were charged at Ballymartle Petty Sessions with having, on the 23rd October, taken forcible possession of a house from which they had been previously evicted. They alleged that they were reinstated by an armed party, but the defence raised was that no person authorised by the landlord had demanded possession from them, though it appeared that the sheriff's bailiffs and the police three times went to the place and demanded possession. The case was adjourned in order to have the opinion of the Law Advisers on the point of law. Major Heard stated that he was in treaty for the farm, but when he heard of the reinstatement he would have nothing to do with the place.
The Irish Times 21 December 1880
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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT.
MONDAY, January 3.
Before S. Johnson, Esq., and J. M. Hutcheson, Esq., J.P.s.
STRAY HORSE.
Maurice Ahern, of Blenheim, labourer, was charged on the information of Sergeant Sanderson, with being the owner of a mare and foal found in George-street in the Borough of Blenheim, on December 17th, without any person having the charge thereof. Evidence in support of the charge was taken and the defendant was fined 1s and costs 7s.
Marlborough Express 3 January 1881
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THE NEWS IN BRIEF
Patrick Ahearn, a New York longshoreman, was fatally shot in a liquor saloon at 120 Greenwich street. He charges he was shot by the bartender, Patrick Lacey, who says Ahearn accidentally shot himself while examining Lancey's [sic] pistol.
Sycamore True Republican 9 February 1881
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LADIES' LAND LEAGUE SHANAGARRY
A MEETING of the above was held on Sunday, 20th inst., at Shanagarry. There was a large attendance of ladies. Among those present were :— Mars. Duffin and Mrs. Collins, respectively President and Vice-President, Mrs. O'Brien and Miss O'Brien, Treasurers ; Miss M Aherne, and Miss M Fitzgerald, Hon Secs ; Miss M Walsh, Mrs J Walsh, Miss O'Sullivan, Miss Fennessy, &c.
   Mrs. Duffin, in thanking those present for electing her their president, said this branch was established in connection with the Central Executive in Dublin, for the purpose of relieving the poor evicted tenants and their families, as also the families of any who may be arrested under the treacherous Coercion bill, but she hoped there would not be many so taken up. We must, she said, be prepared for the worst, and show our enemies that we are determined in this, our hour of trial. In conclusion, I hope all will go on well, and our meeting will, I hope tend to the breaking of the tyrant's chains and the forging of chains of friendship amongst ourselves.
   Proposed by Miss M Aherne—“That we condemn the present Government as cowardly and vindictive in again imprisoning the patrotic Michael Davitt for showing signs of devotion towards our beloved Erin, and that we tender him our warmest sympathy in his dungeon cell.”
   Seconded by Miss Fitzgerald.
   Proposed by Miss O'Neill—“That we, the ladies of the Shanagarry branch do our utmost to uphold and carry out the principles of the Central Executive, and that we wish God speed to Miss Parnell's programme.”
   Seconded by Miss Walsh.
   It was announced that the sum of £10 was already forwarded to Dublin by this local branch.
   It was proposed and agreed to hold a general meeting on Sunday next. —Adjourned.
The Cork Examiner 24 February 1881
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DROMCOLLIHER LAND LEAGUE
The ordinary meeting of this branch was held on Tuesday, Mr. Thomas Ahern Twomey, vice-president, in the chair. A member charged with having proposed for the farm of another was expelled. Letters from landlord and agent, relative to the farm at Glanduff, lately in Mrs. Curtin's possession, were forwarded to Mr. Robert Bluett, of Kilmallock, and he was asked to appoint a day for fulfilling his promise to surrender the farm. The tenants on Col. White's property, having received notice to pay rent, a special meeting was arranged in conjunction with the Feenagh League (within which much of the estate lies) to represent their grievances and decide on a common course. The suggestion of Father Roche respecting the establishment of a branch of the Ladies' Land League has been warmly taken up, and the rev. gentleman will soon have the satisfaction of seeing his patriotic desires fulfilled. The ladies who undertook the canvassing for members found themselves subjected to police espionage, the gallant Royal Irish being detected eavesdropping and peeping through the window of a house into which these dangerous emissaries of the League Association had gone for a subscription. The latest offence known to the law has been invented at Newcastle, viz, “whistling with derision, amounting to abuse.” The ladies in question were guilty of a modification of this crime, for “they laughed with derision, amounting to contempt.” It remains to be seen whether some ambitious “sub,” hankering after immortality, will not bring the lady leaguers into court for this heinous act against the dignity of the guardians of law and order. Perhaps they were intimidating! —Correspondent.
The Cork Examiner 24 February 1881
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Sacred Heart Academy, Ogden.
Monthly report for good conduct, good lessons and improvement, which implies in the perfect list, talent.
Good (Silver Medal).— . . . Nellie Ahern, . . . 
The Salt Lake Tribune 6 March 1881
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Letters now at the chief post office, Greymouth, addressed to the undermentioned persons, will be sent to the Dead Letter Office, if not claimed before the end of this month :— Mr. Alex. Adams, Miss Maria Ahern, Mr. Robert Cox, Mr. Thomas Colton, Mr. Thomas Davies, Mr. Owen Ellis, Mr. Henry Ramsay, Mr. Joseph Williams, Herr Herman Wilke, Mr. George Pankhurst.
Grey River Argus 10 March 1881
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HOSTILITIES
A Rencontre [encounter] Between a Priest and a Professor—
A War-Cloud Dispelled by the Appearance of the Sheriff.
At Ocean Springs on Thursday of last week a difficulty between Rev. John C. Ahern, the priest in charge of the Ocean Springs Catholic church, and Prof. C. F. Emery, principal of the Scranton public schools, came near ending in a serious manner. It is almost impossible to give an accurate account of the affair, as in all matters of this character no two persons can see things alike, but from the best information we can obtain both parties appeared to be on the streets of Ocean Springs armed with pistols and one shot was fired by the priest. So demonstrative were the two gentlemen that Justice Minor telegraphed to this place for Sheriff Clark, who went over on the afternoon train, and next morning hoisted the white flag and demanded a cessation of hostilities.

Prof. Emery surrendered to the Justice of the Peace, and was paroled upon his honor to report when called for, while Sheriff Clark proceeded to the residence of Rev. Father Ahern, arrested him and arranged [sic] him before Justice Minor. During the examination the Priest became somewhat insubordinate, was fined $35 and was finally remanded to jail at this place. The Sheriff brought him over here Friday night and placed him in jail. In doing so, however, the Priest's sister, who accompanied him, insisted on going in jail also; but as the Sheriff drew her back from the jail door she cried out in such a manner as to lead the Priest to think the Sheriff had struck her, whereupon the Priest struck the Sheriff on the head with a walking stick inflicting a painful wound. Our Sheriff being altogether a different kind of a man to one who would strike a lady, the Priest misjudged him entirely, when he thought he was avenging an insulted sister.

Monday afternoon Father Ahern was brought before Chancellor Wood upon a writ of habeus corpus, and, after a hearing, was discharged upon paying the fine and costs. He was subsequently arrested upon two other charges, which, however, were compromised, and he was set at liberty. No charges being preferred against Prof. Emery he was not arrested. The above, we believe, is about as fair and impartial an account as could be written. The difficulty grew out of a newspaper controversy between the two gentlemen above named.

Pascagoula Democrat-Star 11 March 1881
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The Bankruptcy Act, 1869.
In the County Court of Lancashire, holden at Salford.
In the Matter of Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by John Ahern, of 40, Kempster-street, Lower Broughton, and Ellesmere-street, Regent-road, Salford, both in county of Lancaster, Electrician and Contractor, formerly carrying on business at St. Simon-street and Ellesmere-street, both in Salford aforesaid, and at 58, North Corridor, Royal Exchange, in the city of Manchester, in copartnership with Newton Athow, as a Telegraph Wire Coverer and Contractor.

A GENERAL Meeting of the Creditors of the above-named John Ahern is hereby summoned to be held at the offices of Messrs. Farrington and Crofton, No. 88, Mosley-street, in the city of Manchester, on Thursday, the 31st day of March instant, at three o'clock in the afternoon precisely, for following purposes, namely:—1. To pass a special resolution authorizing the Trustees to sell to the debtor the whole of his estate for such a sum as will pay the preferential claims in full, the costs of and incidental to these proceedings, including the Receivers', Trustees' and Solicitors' charges, and the unsecured creditors 1s. 6d. in the pound on the amount of their respective debts, such payment to be made within seven days from the registration of these resolutions; 2. To grant the Trustees their release; 3. To close the liquidation; 4. To pass such other resolutions as may be then determined upon, and as it may be competent for the creditors to pass under the provisions of the above Act.— Dated this 23rd day of March, 1881.

THOMAS MOTTERSHEAD,
H. J. OLDHAM, Trustees.

Commercial Gazette 29 March 1881
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NOTICES UNDER LIQUIDATIONS.
Last Days for Lodging Claims and Special Meetings.
Ahern, John, 40 Kempster street, Lower Broughton, and Ellesmere street, Regent road, Salford, electrician. Meeting at Farrington & Crofton's, 88 Mosley street, Manchester, Mar. 31 at 3, to close liquidation, &c. Claims to Thomas Mottershead, 22 Booth street, Manchester, by Mar. 31.
Commercial Gazette 31 March 1881
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CITY AND SUBURBAN NEWS
New Jersey
Patrick Ahern was called for sentence yesterday in the Hudson County Court. He had been indicted for atrocious assault and battery on John Cramer [sic], and pleaded not guilty. The two men worked in Thompson's steel works, in Warren street, Jersey City, and Ahern, who had quarreled with Cramer, crept up behind him and struck him on the head with a bar of steel. Cramer was removed to the hospital, where he lingered at the point of death for some months, but finally was recovered and was discharged. Some time afterward Cramer was found unconscious in the street and taken again to the hospital, where he died. It was thought at first that his death was the result of Ahern's assault, but a post-mortem examination showed that supposition to be incorrect. [!?!] Judge Garrettson sentenced Ahern to two years at hard labor in State prison. He was very much disappointed, as he had expected to get off with a fine.
New York Times 2 April 1881
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Letters now awaiting delivery at the Chief Post Office, Greymouth, addressed to the undermentioned persons, will be sent to the Dead Letter Office if not claimed before the close of the present month :— Miss Maria Ahern, . . . 
Grey River Argus 7 April 1881
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POLICE OFFICE—YESTERDAY.
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(Before Messrs. C. J. Dunn and A. Mitchell, R.M.)
Two countrymen named John and Thomas Ahern, father and son, were put forward charged with having been drunk on the public street. It appears that the prisoners were found lying helplessly drunk on the public street, and the younger had in his possession at the time the sum of £37 0s 3d. It being the prisoners' first offence, they were fined 5s each.
The Cork Examiner 14 April 1881
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THE EDGERLY DIVORCE SUIT
William Ahern's Evidence
William Ahern, porter at 6 Bowdoin street, the first witness, testified in substance that Edgerly came to the house April 1, 1880, with a man whom he said was his lawyer; that on March 20 rooms 17, 33, and 31 were hired by a small man with dark hair and light moustache, who was given a pass-key; on the Sunday following this gentleman, with two ladies and another gentleman, went up to room 34, and soon after ordered wine; that Mr. Coburn took the wine from him at the door, the man who hired the room paid the bill, and the two ladies about an hour after went out, saw Mr. Edgerly about a week after with the man he called his lawyer. Mr. Edgerly asked me if he hired a room there would it be safe; that his wife was coming there; he asked me if anybody had been there, told him Mr. Hill had been there; Edgerly spoke to me a fortnight later about the same matter; didn't know anything about it, last November he told me I was to be suspended that day and wanted me to go away; some time afterward met him at the Lowell depot; went with him to the Maine depot, where he purchased a ticket for me, and paid me the balance of $25 he had promised me; went to Manchester; stayed there a week, and returned to Boston. On cross examination witness said the Grant House is not a bawdy house; went to Manchester because Edgerly wanted me to, so as not to go to court; he said he would give me $100 rather than have me appear in court. The court then took its noon recess.
The Afternoon Session
In the afternoon the corss examination of Ahern was resumed: “There was no window between the office and the hall; the desk commands a view of the hall; there is no entrance to the house except by the front door; persons can get out of the house by getting out of the window into the yard and unlocking the door of the gate in the wall; the key to this gate was always in witness' possession; neither of these rooms had been let before that day; 33 had been let afterwards, and I find by the balance sheet all three, 33, 17 and 31, were let a second time, 31 had not been let before; do not keep a register; we keep a day-book; did not take this man's name; set him down as transient and let it go at that; it is usual for young people or any people to go to rooms, bed-rooms or not; I call it a respectable boarding house, because this is done in every hotel in Boston; the price of 31 was $2.50 per day; it was let for twenty-four hours if parties wished; Mr. Grant called it $2 because of the party taking three rooms; had no knowledge of how many persons were coming to occupy that room; never heard of any remarks outside about this before, 31 has no bed in it, there is a bed-room off it; did not see Mr. Edgerly there; the man who came resembled Mr. Coburn, never told anybody that a man came out of that house that day in a hurry, and that I let him have a soft felt hat because he could not find his own.” . . . 

John H. Grant testified: . . . my conversation with [Edgerly] was as to parties coming in on that day, he asked if I had seen ladies going in or coming out of my house; told him I did not know anything about it, knew of the arrangement with Billy Ahern afterwards, but only as it was told to me, had no knowledge of it at the time; saw Mr. Edgerly again; he repeated the same question about ladies going in or out, and I told him that Billy knew more than I did, Edgerly said, “Billy knows too much; he sees too much;” remember when the officer came to summon Ahern I got to the house just as he did, told him Ahern had gone to New Hampshire; the officer went to the depot after him, think the officer came just ten minutes after Ahern left. . . . 

Mrs. Ella P. Edgerly testified “I am the wife of Albert W. Edgerly; I was 18 years old when I was married. I am 22 years old now; in 1878 my husband accused me of adultery and later in October, 1879 . . . ”

The Boston Globe 13 May 1881
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NEW-JERSEY
Thomas Ahearn, an Irishman, aged 38, who had not been long in America, was overcome by the heat while carrying molten iron in the Rogers Locomotive Works, at Paterson, on Thursday afternoon, and died the same night in consequence.
New York Times 14 May 1881
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CORK LAND LEAGUE
The weekly meeting of the Cork Land League was held at two o'clock on Saturday, Mr. Denis Ahern in the chair. There was a very large attendance.

Mr. John O'Connor, hon. secretary, said:— Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen—I beg to announce to you that I have received £20 as relief money for two evicted tenants. I have just received a telegram from a friend of mine, Timothy Honan, of Castleisland, stating that one Terence Brosnan has been arrested and sent to Limerick prison and that there were three more arrested in the vicinity. I have received a letter from the Rev Michael Walsh, C C, Ballycotton, thanking me for a cheque to pay costs of one Mr O'Brien, on the Penn-Gaskill estate—costs of three abortive sherrif's sales, and one abortive one, amounting to £35. I wish to draw attention of the league also to a meeting that will take place at Midleton to-morrow. This meeting will be a very considerable one; it will be an aggregate meeting of the surrounding leagues of that important district, and it would be desirable that a large deputation from this league would also attend. . . .

The Cork Examiner 16 May 1881
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RIVERSTOWN PETTY SESSIONS.
The presiding magistrates yesterday were —Messrs F H Gallwey (in the chair), H. B. Burke, George A Wood, B Martin, J B C Justice, and the Rev Mr Freke.
    A farmer named Sheehan was fined 10s for an assault on a blacksmith named Donoghue. The assault arose out of a dispute about the right of ownership of a field. Mr Scannell, solicitor, appeared for the defendant, and Mr Julian for the complainant.
    Sub-Inspector Dickinson, Queenstown, summoned a publican named Conroy, of Knockraha, for having his house open for the sale of liquor during prohibited hours on Sunday, the 8th of May. The following defendants were also summoned for having been on the premises on the occasion:—Mr J B C Justice, J P, Patrick Hogan, and James Ahern. Mr A Julian, who appeared for the defendants said he was ready to admit that those parties were on the premises, but he intended to justify their being there.
    Sub-constable M'Keown was examined and stated in reply to Mr. Dickson—I was in the barrack at Knockraha on the 8th of May ; when I saw Mr. Justice, Ahern, and Hogan go into Conroy's public-house ; I went over to the house about ten minutes afterwards, and as I was crossing the road Mr. Justice came out of the house and called me back, but I did not mind him at the time, as I considered he was under the influence of liquor.
    Mr. Julian—Better confine yourself to the offence mentioned in the summons ; there is no such charge against Mr. Justice, and it is most improper to volunteer such evidence.
    Witness continued—I saw the three men go in, but I only saw Mr. Justice come out ; he lives about a mile from the place ; when I went in the bar was open.
    Mr. Julian—I will admit there was drink given.
    Cross-examined by Mr. Julian—The public house is nearly opposite the police barrack, and no one could go in without being seen from the barracks ; the parties went in the most open manner.
    Sub-constable Reilly stated that on Sunday, the 8th of May, he was told off to take care of the public houses for the day about five minutes to five in the evening he saw Mr. Justice going into the house, but he did not see any one going in with him ; saw two men named Hogan and Ahern coming out, and asked them what they were doing, and Mr. Justice motioned his hand and told me to go back and take a little drop as I was coming out of the door.
    Mr. Julian said there was no charge of bribing, and it was likely that Mr. Justice thought the sub-constable was making himself too officious.
    Constable Cummins stated that he went in and spoke to Mrs Conroy, and asked her why she allowed the men in, and she said that they were brought in by Mr Justice. The defendants also made the same statement.
    Mr Julian said he did not attempt to deny that those persons were on the premises, but he would be able to satisfy the Bench that the premises were not open for the sale of drink. The week previous a sow was alleged to have been maliciously killed in the neighbourhood, and the owner signified his intention of putting a claim in for compensation from the county, Mr Justice, as the magistrate of the neighbourhood in which this malicious injury occurred, on its coming under his cognisance, thought it his duty to investigate the matter, and on being informed that Conroy was the last man who saw the pig alive, he went down to make inquiries. Hogan was accused of killing the pig, and when they were in the house Conroy insisted they should have a liquor, but no money was paid. He thought their worships would be satisfied that the house was not open for the sale of drink.
    Mr Justice was examined and said that a malicious injury was reported by the owner of a pig, who said he intended to make a claim on the county for £20. On this Sunday, Hogan whose son was charged with killing the pig, came over to his house and asked him to make inquiries. He said he would drive down in the evening and he did so in company with the defendants, Hogan and Ahern who knew something about the value of pigs. On his oath he went there for no other purpose, except to investigate matters ; Mrs Conroy gave some drink, but no money was paid for it.
    Sub-Inspector Dickson—In what capacity did you go there ; was it as a magistrate?
    Witness—Yes.
    Mr Dickson—Did you know that summonses were issued at the suit of the Queen v. Hogan for this offence?
    Witness—Yes.
    Sub-Inspector—Did Hogan tell you his son had been served with a summons?
    Witness—Yes.
    Sub-Inspector—Was it after the summons had been served in the name of the Queen v. the defendant, at the next petty sessions?
    Witness—Yes, I went when I heard a claim for £20 was to be made on the county.
    Examination continued—Did any person pay for drink in the house? No. Who supplied the drink? Mrs Conroy.
    Mr Julian—Perhaps you don't understand the question put by the Sub-Inspector ; was it for the purpose of investigating the matter as a magistrate or a cesspayer you went there?
    Witness—I went there as a cesspayer and a magistrate when I heard of the claim being made on the county.
    Mr Gallwey—You know as a magistrate that notice must be given before the claim is made?
    Sub-Inspector—He knows that the claim could not be made until the case at Petty Session was recorded.
    Mr Gallwey—That matter is not before us now.
    Patrick Hogan deposed that they went to make inquiries about the pig ; the door was open while they were inside and Mr Justice's trap was at the door ; there was no money paid for the drink which was given as a present by Mrs Conroy.
    James Ahern gave similar evidence.
    Mr Julian said there was a statement slipped out from the first witness which at the time he considered at the time to be a most improper piece of volunteer evidence, and now in justice felt that he should contradict that statement.
    Mr Justice said—Upon my oath I was sober on that day as I am this minute. I had only one drink that day.
    Mr Julian—That extremely young constable had no right to volunteer such a statement.
    The bench then retired, and on resuming, Mr Gallwey said—We have given this case the greatest consideration, being a matter affecting the character of one of our bench, as well as a very respectable publican in the neighbourhood. Though we consider there are very grave doubts in the case, we are bound to give the defendant the benefit of the doubt ; we must dismiss the case on this ground. I think I will express the opinion of my brother magistrates by saying that it was very injudicious to go into a public house on a Sunday and leave people under the impression that there was a transgression of the law. We had very great difficulty in deciding a case of this kind.
    The court was adjourned.
The Cork Examiner 1 June 1881
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KILMURRY LAND LEAGUE
A meeting of the above branch was held on Sunday last. Mr. D. O'Sullivan, president occupied the chair. A resolution protesting against the arrest of Father Sheehy and Mr. Dillon, was unanimously carried. A second resolution was also adopted—"That in future no person in this district will accomodate the police with cars or otherwise, to attend Land League meetings, or for any purpose whatsoever where Land League interests are involved." The case of Mrs. Jane Whiteway, against Jeremiah Ahern, and Jeremiah Murphy, both of Crossmahon, was next brought under consideration of the meeting. Mr. Ahern having explained their having respectfully petitioned their landlady for a reasonable reduction in his rent, which she refused, and served him and Mr. Murphy with a writ for 12 years' rent immediately after. The rent is sixty-five per cent. over Griffith's valuation. A resolution was passed—"That we pledge ourselves to give these tenants our moral and pecuniary support to resist the payment of this rack-rent." It is anxiously hoped that this lady may yet reconsider her decision and thus avoid disturbing a quiet and peacable district.—Communicated.
The Cork Examiner 2 June 1881
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MELANCHOLY DEATH BY DROWNING.
THREE LIVES LOST.
Killarney, Monday.
YESTERDAY, about five o'clock in the afternoon, a cloud of grief was cast over Killarney and its neighbourhood by the intelligence having been quickly circulated that three men were drowned on the lower lake quite close to the Muckross shore. It appears two parties started from Cahernane on a tour of pleasure across the lakes. The water was pretty rough, there being a smart breeze blowing at the time. One of the boats got broadside against the wind, a heavy wave entered her, the crew became terrified, and the consequence was that all were thrown into the water. Two men, named Halloran and Collins, caught hold of each other and sank to the bottom, and were immediately lost. Two other men, named Collins and Connor, clung on to the ill-fated boat, and thus saved themselves from sinking all at once, but as the young man, Ahern, was drawing close to them with another boat, Connor was so exhausted that he let go his hold, and was lost, but Collins was saved. Halloran was a very respectable young man, a blacksmith by trade, and the other two were farmer's sons. At an early hour this morning a number of men and police went out with grappling-irons, but up to the time I despatch no tidings have been got of the bodies.
The Cork Examiner 7 June 1881
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MIDLETON LAND LEAGUE (SATURDAY)
Mr L Stack, PLG, in the chair. Others present—P J Tatton, Messrs John Moore, PLG ; James Power, hon sec ; John Barry, P O'Brien, J O'Brien, T O'Sullivan, P Moore, N Murnane, Denis Ahearn, P Shea, James Barry, Patrick Cahill, J Cronin, M Keeffe, P M Moore, M Egan. J G Keating, E Quirk, and P Hennessy.

A communication was read from Daniel M'Carthy, Knocknagriffin, expressing sorrow that he went against the Land League by taking some land contrary to the wishes of the league. He was not aware that the league would have objected to his taking it, and now that he found he was holding the land against their wishes he would give it up. The explanation was considered satisfactory.

Mr Power announced that it was decided by the committee that a deputation of the Midleton Land League should wait on the Town Commissioners in order to ascertain their views respecting whether the Land League fair should be held in the town or outside.

It was announced that Mr John Moore had on the previous evening given £3 to his two labourers, and £1 to the Land League on the strength of having a reduction of 20 per cent from his landlord, which amounted to £5. The announcement was received with applause.

Mr Keating said that all farmers should act similarly under like circumstances. He had made a notice of motion to that effect on the previous evening. It would do no harm if all the farmers acted like Messrs Moore, Buckley, and Walsh in that respect.

Mr Power observed that the Midleton Land League fair, which is to be held on the second Monday of every month, would be advertised in the newspapers; and notices would be posted in the district concerning the day. Adjourned.

The Cork Examiner 4 July 1881
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CITY AND SUBURBAN NEWS
NEW-YORK
At the Chambers-Street Hospital, yesterday afternoon, a surgeon cut from the finger of Joseph Ahearn, of No. 16 West-street, a hook which he had run into it while fishing at Pier No. 3 North River.
New York Times 29 August 1881
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THE RIOTS IN LIMERICK
Limerick, Monday   
The conflict which took place last night is the subject to-day of general conversation. It is, however, a matter for congratulation that no death has yet occurred. The policeman reported to have died last night in the vicinity of the railway station, though dreadfully injured, is still alive, and it is hoped by his medical attendants that he may ultimately recover. The following list of the wounded was obtained to-day :— . . . John Ahern, aged 19, Playhouse lane, cooper, buckshot wound in the right hand . . . 
The Irish Times 6 September 1881
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THE LATE RIOTS IN LIMERICK
Limerick, Wednesday   
   At Limerick Police Court, before Mr. M'Carthy, R.M.
   Sub-Inspector Wilton said several men were under arrest in William street Barracks, charged with being concerned in the riots and affray at the railway station and its vicinity on Sunday night, the 4th instant, when an immense crowd made an attack on a police force.
   The prisoners were brought into court by Head Constables Chalke and Whelan, six in all, of the tradesmen or laboring class, named Ahern, King, Torney, Madigan (2), and McDonagh.
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   John Ahern was next charged with being in the attacking mob on the police.
   Ahern—I was only passing at the time, and I was shot in the hand. A constable told me so. (Laughter.) I was doing nothing.
   The Sub-Constable—Ahern told me himself that he saw the riot from the first to last, and now he denies he was there at all.
   The prisoner was remanded. . . . 
The Irish Times 22 September 1881
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Boating Notes and Gossip
M. Ahern of the West End and M. Argey of Chelsea are matched to row a working-boat race, for a purse of $100, on Charles river, October 31.
The Boston Globe 16 October 1881
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A Boat Race Which was No Race.
M. Argey of the Chelsea Boat Club and M. J. Ahern of the West End rowed a single-scull working-boat race, two miles, for $50 a side, yesterday afternoon, over the Charles river course. The start was an even one, and for half a mile the race was quite interesting, but at this point, while Argey was endeavoring to forge ahead, his oar collided with the weather board upon the bow of Ahern's boat, causing a foul. Ahern ceased rowing, claimed a foul, and proceeding on the wake of the Chelsea man, finished the contest several lengths behind the latter. The referee, John Fitzgerald, wisely concluded that the race should be decided upon merit, and ordered the men to row it over again today at 3.30 p.m.
The Boston Globe 1 November 1881
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Argey of Chelsea Defeats Ahern.
The second single scull working-boat race, distance two miles between M. Argey of the Chelsea Boat Club and M. J. Ahern of the West End, for $50 a side, was rowed yesterday afternoon on Charles river. Both men took the water together at the start, and for an eighth of a mile it was an even thing. Ahern made a desparate effort to shake off his opponent by spurting, in which he gained a boat's length, but it was plain to be seen that he was not doing his best. When they had rowed a half mile, Argey was ahead, and turned the upper stake-boat five lengths ahead. From this to the finish he took matters easy, and allowed Ahern to gain on him. When near the finish he spurted and crossed the line the winner by two boat lengths. Time, 15 minutes 598 seconds. About 100 persons witnessed the race. F. Hilloy and Steve Grady were judges for Ahern, and Dannie Breen and B. Faulkner for Argey at the upper stake. Mr. Thomas Keenan was referee.
The Boston Globe 2 November 1881
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THE PROTECTION ACT
Mr. Edward Aherne, flour merchant, and Mr. Thomas Toomey, draper, both of Drumcollogher, were arrested under the Coercion Act on Thursday week. Aherne occupied the position of Treasurer of the local branch of the Land League.
The Irish Times 5 November 1881
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A strange scene was witnessed to-day at Blarney. A respectable farmer named Denis Ahern, a tenant of Sir George Colthurst, was recently served with a writ for rent. It was reported that the tenant's harvest produce would be seized by the bailiffs in satisfaction of the rent, and to-day a number of farmers, estimated at 500, assembled with their horses and carts and drew away corn, hay, straw, and other matters from Mr. Ahern's farm so that there should be nothing left for the bailiffs when they arrived.
The Times 30 November 1881
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Local and General Intelligence.
The following patients have been admitted into the Tuapeka Hospital since noon on Monday— viz., Chas. Neiper, suffering from a dislocation of shoulder and some contusions ; James Marshall, fracture of shoulder-blade ; James Ahern, fracture of small bones of foot, and contusions ; Miss Muir, lacerated wound to foot, caused by a chaffcutter. Dr. Withers has attended all the patients and administered to their relief.
Tuapeka Times 30 November 1881
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COMMON PLEAS DIVISION.
(Before Chief Justice Monahan and Mr. Justice Harrison.)
Lucy Anne Thompson v. Patrick and Michael Ahearne.
This was an action for the recovery of the lands of Knockmaclough, situate midway between the towns of Listowel and Castleisland, in the county of Kerry. Mr. J. C. Lane moved for liberty to substitute service of the writ of summons. It had been attempted to effect personal service, for which purpose the process-server proceeded towards the lands under an escort of military and police, but it was intercepted by the digging of a deep dyke, which had been dug across the road, into which some ambulance waggons fell, and several soldiers were severely injured. The locality is mountainous and rugged, and no process-server could now be got to act in it. The Court granted liberty to substitute service through the post, and by affixing a copy of the writ on the market house at Listowel.
The Irish Times 1 December 1881
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At the Police Court yesterday, before the Police Magistrate, John Ahern was fined five shillings for drunkenness and ten shillings for resisting the police. The sentence, in default of payment, inflicted, was forty-eight hours' imprisonment.
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 2 December 1881
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BENEVOLENT ASYLUM.
The committee of management of the Benevolent Asylum held their weekly meeting yesterday Present:—Mr. H. J. Farmer (in the chair), Messrs. T. M. Smith, J. M'Donald, J. Zevenboom, J. Whitney, J. Birrell, and E. Ashley. The medical officer reported as follows:— Number of patients under treatment in hospital, 99 males, 91 females ; number of patients under treatment not in hospital, 50 males, nine females ; total number under treatment 252. Deaths—Mary Anne Browne, native of America, aged 88 years, died on the 9th inst., of chronic bronchitis ; Timothy Ahearne, native of Cork, Ireland, aged 46 years, died on the 29th inst., of pyaemia. The state of the house was reported to be 408 men, 208 women ; total, 616, collection for the week, £14 2s There were two applications for the appointment of dispenser, and on a ballot being taken, it resulted in favour of Mr. W. O. D. Burrowes. A schedule of the amended duties belonging to the new appointments were formally adopted. After the consideration of new applications for admission, the meeting adjourned.
Melbourne Argus 2 December 1881
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THE LAND COMMISSION COURT
NENAGH
Nenagh, Tuesday   
   The Sub-Commissioners—Mr. R. R. Kane, Colonel Bayley, and Mr. Richard Garland—sat this morning at 12 o'clock in the Courthouse.
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   Peter Ahern was the next applicant. His holding consisted of 30 acres, situate at Ballymakeogh. The rent was £37 14s 2d, and the valuation £28 10s. In reply to Mr. Connolly, applicant stated that he had drained 11 or 12 acres of the lands, that it was wet and a quantity of it bog, and the rent was too high. The same tenant applied to have a fair rent fixed in respect of a bog held by him also at Ballymakeogh, which, according to his testimony, had all the bad qualities of the bog in the preceding case. It consisted of 45a ; rent £20.
   The third applicant was Joseph Ahern, who holds 26 acres at a rent of £35 1s 6d, the valuation being £22 15s. Michael Ryan valued the property at £20 12s 6d. Mr. Wm. Ryan, landlord of the property, was then sworn generally with regard to all the cases, and swore that he had not raised any rents for 40 years.
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   Mr. Ryan further swore that there was a parole agreement between Peter Ahern and himself to have a lease made out for the bog holding, but it had never been carried out.. Peter Ahern stated that there was some talk about a lease, but he never said he would take one. Mr. Matheson contended that this was a valid agreement for the letting of land, and by the 21st Section the applicant was ousted from benefit under the Act. An agreement for letting of land for twenty-one years must be in writing, subject to this that if it were accompanied by part performance—such part performance the Courts of Equity had hitherto recognised—then it was a valid agreement in this sense, that either of the parties could at any time enforce the specific performance of it. The question then arose, what was a part performance.
   Mr. Commissioner Kane was understood to say that the entry on the lands was abundant part performance. Mr. Matheson concurred, and argued that the agreement was a valid one, binding on all parties, and being such it was excluded by the 21st section from the operation of the present Act until the term of 21 years expired.
   Mr. Connolly urged that no valid agreement existed. His client never agreed to take a lease. All that took place with regard to one is very candidly stated by Ahern. That the landlord said—"I will give you a lease." No attempt has ever been made to frame one and the tenant had never been spoken to again on the subject, though that was eighteen years ago. In such a case, after such laches on the part of the landlord, the commissioners could not hold the tenant bound by what had taken place. Mr. Commissioner Kane said laches only arose when some occasion for enforcing performance was passed over. Mr. Dundon produced a summons and plaint which had been served by the landlord upon Ahern for rent, and in which he was described as a tenant from year to year. The reading of the plaint was greeted with loud cheering in the court.
   Mr. Shepherd, solicitor, said the civil bill tribunal could not recognize an agreement unless it was in writing and the description of "tenant from year to year" in the summons was the only way in which the tenant could have been brought into court. Mr. Commissioner Kane also expressed his belief that they did not recognize parole agreements. This was really a serious question, because it might arise in a number of cases again.
The Irish Times 7 December 1881
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THE SUB-COMMISSIONERS COURT.
DECISIONS AT NENAGH
Nenagh, Wednesday   
   The Sub-Commissioners—Mr. R. R. Kane, Colonel Bayley, and Mr. Richard Garland—resumed the business of the court for the district of County Tipperary this morning at ten o'clock.
   Re the property of W. Ryan, J.P.
   At the sitting of the court, Mr. Commissioner Kane, said—We are now prepared to give judgment in the cases on Mr. Ryan's estate (Ballymakeogh, near Newport). There are five cases upon the property—those of Matthew Ryan, Patrick Ryan Long, the two holdings of Peter Ahern and one of Joseph Ahern. These have, in one respect, very different considerations applicable to them, and form themselves into two classes—the old and the new lettings. The old lettings are the cases of Matthew Ryan, one of Peter Ahern's cases and Joseph Ahern's case. No question except the question of value arises in the three cases of the old holdings. The more question is, what is the amount of the fair rent to be fixed.
    . . . 
   In the case of Peter Ahern's old holding and that of Joseph Ahern's, they are of very much the same quality as Matthew Ryan's, but they are higher, and, though still wet, not so liable to be flooded. The present rent of Peter Ahern is £2 2s 6d an acre, making a total rent of £37 14s 2d, and that of Joseph Ahern £35. The judicial rents we shall fix in these cases are—Peter Ahern, £31, and Joseph Ahern, £28.
The Irish Times 8 December 1881
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The Irish Land Court
The Sub-Commissioners sitting for the Nenagh division gave judgment to-day in the cases of “Matthew Ryan and others, tenants ; William Ryan, J.P., landlord.” In the cases of Matthew Ryan, Peter Aherne, and Joseph Aherne no question except one as to the value of the land arose, and what was the fair rent that should be fixed. In two other cases a very serious question had been raised by counsel for the landlord, who had contended that the tenants were holding under a contract of tenancy other than a yearly tenancy, and that under the 21st section of the Land Act they were, therefore, excluded from the Act. With regard to the first-mentioned case, it had been argued that the rent had remained unaltered for a very long period, 40 years, and that that should be taken as conclusive evidence of the rent being a fair one. The landlord had stated that he had never raised the rent since he became the owner of the property in the year 1837, and also that he had been paid up to last year regularly and without demur. But the Commissioners could not take that as conclusive evidence of the fair rent. They had, they said, to consider that the lands had passed through great changes, in the meantime, some having increased in value, while others had diminished. Mr. Ryan's land was subject to flooding ; there were no substantial improvements upon them ; and, taking into consideration all the circumstances, they fixed a fair rent at £66, the old rent being £80 10s. In the case of one of the holdings held by Peter Aherne, they would fix the judicial rent at £31, the old rent being £37 14s. In the case of Joseph Aherne they fixed the judicial rent at £28, the old rent being £31. There then remained the two cases in which Mr. Mattheson, the landlord's counsel, had raised the serious question with regard to their being let under the lease or contract which was in existence at the time of the passing of the Act, which consequently excluded them from the benefits of the Act. The agreement was entirely a parole agreement, a lease never having been executed or sought by one side or proferred by the other. One tenant had admitted that the landlord had said he would give him a lease, but he had never got it. The Commissioners did not consider that the contract was proven to their entire satisfaction. In one case 18 years had expired, and in the other 11 years, since the leases were first spoken of. During the whole of that time no effort had been made either by landlord or tenant to have them executed. The Commissioners held that there had been no contract of tenancy under the Act, and would fix the rent of Patrick Ryan Long at £32 (old rental £42), and in the case of Peter Aherne's bog farm, they would fix a judicial rent of £14 (old rental £20) ; no costs. The Commissioners next gave judgment in the case of “Molony, tenant ; Hamilton, landlord.” The applicant held 290 statute acres of the lands of Castlewaller, at a rent of £210 and claimed to have a fair rent fixed. The valuation was only £84. The question at issue was whether the land was demesne, and consequently exempt within the meaning of the Act. The Commissioners ruled that the lands came under the denomination of demesne lands, and dismissed the application without costs.
The Times 8 December 1881
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The following is a list of unclaimed letters now lying at the Chief Post Office, Greymouth, and if not claimed before the end of the present month, will be sent to the Dead Letter Office, Wellington :—
Mr. Thomas Ahern, . . . 
Grey River Argus 8 December 1881
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IMPRISONED SUSPECTS—
COMPLETE LIST OF THE NAMES.
A supplement to the Dublin Gazette was issued on Monday, dated Saturday, December 3rd, and containing a complete list of the suspects now confined in the jails of Kilmainham, Limerick, Dundalk, Naas, Galway, Clonmel and Armagh. . . . About thirty are accused of participation in riots and unlawful assemblies, and the majority belong to the County of Limerick. . . . The following are the names of the 334 prisoners arranged alphabetically :— William Abraham, Edward Ahern, . . . 
The Irish Times 10 December 1881
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THE COERCION ACT
Edward Ahern, suspect, of Drumcollogher, was released from Limerick Jail on Wednesday.
The Irish Times 10 December 1881
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POLITICAL PRISONERS' MAINTENANCE FUND.
Already acknowledged £32636
A contribution from the Cork Market Gardeners' Benefit Association 680
Edward Daly, 54, North Main street 100
Thomas Riordan, 28, do. 100
John Burke, 27, do. 0100
John Daly, 13, do. 100
Michael Mullane, 9?, do. 100
Miss Byrne, 86, do. 0100
J. Twomey, 10 and 11 do. 100
Amount of Whitechurch Collection, per Thomas Linehan 36190
P. Kielly, York street, Blackpool 100
T. Mahony, Pope's Quay 0100
John Ahern, senior, Monard 0100
Thomas Byrne, Carhue 0100
A Lady Sympathiser with the Suspects 200
Patrick O'Connor, South Main street 100
John Young, Great George's street 100
John O'Sullivan, 41, Hospital lane, St. Finbarr's 0100
John Rearden, T.C. 0100
Timothy O'Callaghan, 88, South Main st. 0100
Mrs. Cleary, 87, do. 0100
John Tobin, Paradise Place 0100
Michael Looney, South Main street 0100
Hilser Brothers, do. 0100
R. O'Sullivan, 14, North Main street 0100
P. J. Kingston, Great George's street 0100
John M'Swiney, do. 0100
E. W., per J. O'Brien 0100
Mrs. O'Regan, North Main street 050
Michael Buckley, do. 050
A Parnelite, do. 050
Mrs. Burke, do. 050
James Simcox, do. 050
John O'Connell, 87, do. 050
Joseph Carey, South Main street 050
A Parnelite, do. 050
W. Crowley, do. 050
P. Crowley, do. 050
W. Landers, do. 050
M. Collins, do. 050
John O'Donoghue, do. 050
M. O'Connor, Great George's street 050
D. Mulcahy, North Main street 030
   Mrs. Finn, Mrs. Harding, W. Flynn, P. O'Sullivan, P. Buckley, P. Curran, James Murphy, Jeremiah Murphy, and Mrs. Kelleher—2s. 6d. each.
   E. Casey. Miss O'Shaughnessy, J. Dilworth, Mrs. O'Donoghue, A Friend, per R. Walsh—2s. each.
   Smaller sums, 8s.
TERENCE M'SWINEY Treasurers
DANIEL RYAN, T.C.   
JOHN O'BRIEN, Patrick-street       
DENIS AHERN, Leemount            

SUBSCRIPTION OF PRIEST & PEOPLE OF WHITECHURCH TO THE POLITICAL PRISONERS' MAINTENANCE FUND.
ALREADY ACKNOWLEDGED.
James Heagerty, P.L.G. £100
James Murphy 100
Edward Mulcahy 100
Thomas Linehan 200
John J. Ahern, Jun 100
Myles M'Swiney 100
Daniel M'Auliffe 100
Patrick Ring 100
James R. Walsh 100
John Murphy 0100
Laurence M'Namara 050

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£10150

THE POLITICAL PRISONERS'
MAINTENANCE FUND.
—————
AGHABULLOGUE, COACHFORD, AND SHESKINNY, Viz. :
Michael Coakley, Sheskinny £150
Rev. F. O'Regan, R.C.C. 110
Rev. J. M'Carthy 100
Andrew Ahern, Sheskinny 100
Mrs. O'Leary, Clonmoyle 100
John T. Healy, Clonmoyle 100
Michael Healy, Ahavrin 100
Maurice G. Murphy, Dromatimore House 100
Paul M'Swiney, Peake 100
John T. Murphy, Woodfield 100
Mac. Na. Mechomhairle 100
Richard Burke, Coachford 100
John Dwyer, Rock Lodge 100
Thomas Carroll, Hayfield Cottage 100
Bryan M'Swiney, Clonlead House 100
   John Ahern, Aghabullogue, 15s.
   Cornelius Kelleher, Sheskinny ; D. Buckley, Rylane ; Jeremiah J. Murphy, Coolinea ; Thos. J. Murphy, Coolinea ; Edmond M. Murphy, Clonmoyle ; John O'Keeffe, Brinny Mills ; Jeremiah O'Sullivan, Oldcastle ; Timothy Lehane, Aghabullogue ; Rev. J. Gleasure, R.C.C. ; John Byrnes, Clonmoyle ; Timothy O'Sullivan, the Rock, Coachford ; Maurice D. Murphy, Tullig, Coachford ; Edmond D. Murphy, Coachford ; Edward E. Murphy, Clontead ; A Friend ; Michael O'Sullivan, Fargus, Coachford ; John Crowley, Tullig, Coachford —10s. each
   Michael M. Byrnes, Fargus, Coachford ; Thos. O'Sullivan, Divreen, Coachford ; Patrick O'Callaghan, Sheskinny ; James Twomey, Ahavrin ; Daniel Coakley, Ahavrin ; Matthew Twomey, Aghabullogue—7s. 6d. each
   Timothy Herlihy, Tullig—7s.
   Jeremiah Casey, Sheskinna ; Mrs. Dineen, Peake —6s. each
   John Healy, Aghabullogue ; Jerh. Looney, Aghabullogue ; John Hinchion, Aghabullogue ; Daniel Coffey, Aghabullogue ; Mrs. O'Connor, Aghabullogue ; Patrick O'Keeffe, Aghabullogue ; Patrick Kelleher, Aghabullogue ; Daniel Murphy, Tullig, Coachford ; John B. Murphy, Aghabullogue ; David Dwyer, Tullig ; Denis M. Murphy, Dromatimore ; John O'Shea, Aghabullogue ; Timothy Kelleher, Aghabullogue ; Jerh. D. Murphy, Aghabullogue ; Jeremiah Twomey, Aghabullogue ; Mrs. Lane, Tullig ; Mrs. D. Twomey, Sheskinny ; John Ryan, Sheskinny ; Jeremiah Long, Sheskinny ; Jeremiah M'Swiney, Sheskinny ; Timothy Fitzgerald, Sheskinny ; Michael O'Sullivan, Sheskinny ; Thomas Carroll, Sheskinny ; Jeremiah Buckley, Coachford ; John Dinan, Coachford ; Daniel Dinan, Coachford ; Mrs. Hallissey, Coachford ; John Roche, junr., Coachford ; Timothy Whelan, Coachford ; James M'Auliffe, Coachford ; Michl. O'Callaghan, Coachford ; Michl. O'Brien, Coachford ; John Horgan, Coachford ; Michael P. Byrnes, Coachford ; Laurence Connor, Tullig ; Denis Kelleher, Old Castle— 5s. each
   Thomas Long, Peake, 4s.
   John T. Gleeson, Sheskinny, 3s.
   John Carroll, Patrick Twomey, John Cooney, Denis Gleeson, John C. Sullivan, Daniel Cronin, J. T. Sullivan, Sheskinny ; Edmond D. Murphy, Jacky, Mrs. Twohig, Anonymous, Timothy Sheehan, Cornelius Crowley, Jeremiah Long, Jeremiah Linehan, Daniel Byrne, Land Leaguer, Tim Cronin, Cornelius Dinneen, MIchael Carroll, Timothy Crowley Aghabollogue ; Matthew Twomey, William Ford, Mrs. Mahony, K. Baldwin, Chas. Field, a Friend, J. Roche, Coachford—2s 6d each.
   Denis M'Swiney, Patrick Buckley, a Friend, J. Hogan, Coachford—2s each.
   John Shaw, Sheskinny—1s 6d.
   Thomas Gleeson, Ellen Cremin, John Buckley, Timothy Connors, Daniel Moriarty, E. Coffey, Denis Morrissey, Patrick Twomey, N. Hubbort, Cornelius Casey, Timothy Riordan, Thomas Callaghan, Daniel Healy, Denis Sullivan, J. W. O'Connell, Jeremiah Crowley, John D. O'C., Maurice J. Murphy, Michael Cronin, John Connor, J. J. O'Connell, J. Sweet, D. Sweet, M. Crowley, J. Looney, D. Casey, D. Lynch, J. Lynch, J. Scully, J. Callinane, P. Connor, D. Coughlan, M. Horgan, P. Looney, D. Walsh, C. Twomey, A Friend, J. Herlihy, M. Healy, Ds. Nunan, Ml. Corkery, J. Desmond, Well-wisher, Wm. Casey, David Walsh, D. Miller, Aghabollogue ; D. Riordan, J. Murphy, J. O'Connell, J. Foley, M. Hayes, P. Duggan, J. O'Sullivan, T. Cronin, D. Cronin, T. Dinan, P. Long, P. Herlihy, J. Shea, J. Halnan, M. Kelleher, D. Hill, D. Gleeson, P. Lucey, J. Twomey, T. Leary, M. Sullivan, J. Kelleher, D. Long, D. Leahy, J. Leary, J. Ahern, Sheskinny ; J. Mynihan, C. Connor G. Radley, a Friend, J. Scannell, M. Cowhig, D. O'Connor, C. Duggan, J. Cunningham, J. Ford, Coachford—1s each.
   Smaller sums—£1 7s 8d.
   December 23rd, 1881
The Cork Examiner 24 December 1881
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QUEENSTOWN COAL FUND.
1881-82.
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ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS.
Received at first general Meeting. £4740
Mr. J. Healy 100
Mr. D. Cahill, T.C., P.L.G. 100
Mr. F. Nolan, per do. 100
Mr. C. Love, do 100
Mr. Jackson Bennett, do. 0100
Captain O'Loughlin, do. 100
Dr. Downing, do. 100
Mr. D. M'Kay, Coal Merchant 100
Lane's Brewery, per Mr. Barrett 100
Mr. Lordon, Westbourne, per do. 100
George Scott, Esq., per Munster Bank 110
J. W. Scott, Esq. 220
T. Lyons & Co., per Chairman 200
Lady's Well Brewery, do. 200
Charles Garfit, Esq., do. 110
N. English, Esq., do. 100
Abraham Sutton, Esq., Cork, do. 220
A Friend, do. 050
A Member of Confraternity, per Sec. 026
   Next Meeting for the furtherance of this noble object, will take place the Thursday after Xmas. Donations are requested from all sympathisers, and will be received by any of the undermentioned:—
         JOSEPH FITZGERALD,
                   Chairman T.C., Chairman.
         P. BARRETT, Sub-Treasurer
         GEO. J. M'CALL, Hon. Sec.
   Or to any of the undersigned Members of the Committee, the Clergy of all denominations, members of the Medical Profession,
       Mr. J. Hickey, East Beach
       C. J. Doran, T.C.
       J. Garde, T.C.
       T. O'Reilly, T.C.
       Mr. E. English
       J. H. Campbell, T.C.
       Mr. Nicholas English
       D. Cahill, T.C., P.L.G.
       Mr. P. Higgins, The Beach
       Mr. N. Fairley, King Street
       Mr. F. Heney, sen.
       Mr. N. Sutton
       Mr. Clayton Love, The Beach
       Mr. J. Healey, The Beach
       Mr. John O'Sullivan, T.C.
       Mr. P. Callaghan, T.C.
       Mr. P. M'Carthy, Harbour Row, and Queen Street
       Mr. W. Raymond, T.C., The Queen's Hotel
       F. J. M'Carthy, Esq., J.P.
       B. J. Alcock, Esq., J.P.
       J. Dwyer, Esq., Midleton Park
       Capt. W. D. Seymour, J.P.
       J. Ahern, Town Clerk
       Capt. O'Loughlin
       Mr. R. Swanton
The Cork Examiner 24 December 1881
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Leg Broken In a Fight.
Walla Walla, December 25th.—At midnight last night Charles Lauster, night watchman at the Stine House, bad a row with Mat. O'Hearn, an engine fireman on the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company's road, who was drunk. During the row Lauster's left leg was badly broken at the ankle. O'Hearn fired two shots at Lauster, neither taking effect. O'Hearn, who is an old resident of The Dalles, was arrested and lodged in jail.
Sacramento Daily Union 26 December 1881
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Miscellaneous
Alexander A'Hern; charged at Fremantle, on the 29th ult., by Sergeant Waldock, with disorderly conduct by fighting. Fines 10s. or 7 days h.l. [hard labor]
Western Australia Police Gazette 4 January 1882
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A PROMISING COUPLE
Two youths named Francis Dare and Willie Sprout were examined yesterday before Judge Henry Upon the charge of burglary, for, entering the room of James O'Hearn, on M street, between Fourth and Fifth, and stealing a watch and chain, an account of which has heretofore been published. They were promptly found to be proper subjects for trial, and were held to answer with bail fixed at $1,000 each.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 5 January 1882
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THE SUB-COMMISSIONERS COURTS.
Clonmel, Thursday.   
Michael Ahern, Ballyheniken—Acreage, 6a 13r 6p ; [acres, rods, perches] valuation £4 ; former rent, £6 ; judicial rent, £4 10s.
[There is no townland of Ballyheniken listed in the 1871 index of townlands. Most likely this is a corruption of Ballyhimikin in the civil parish of Newchapel, poor law union of Clonmel.]
The Irish Times 13 January 1882
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MUNSTER WINTER ASSIZES
Cork, Thursday.   
Bartholomew Finn, Thomas O'Brien, Thomas Cronin, Michael M'Carthy, Michael Ahearn, and Patrick Stanton pleaded guilty to a charge of riotous assembly at Ballymacadam on the 29th March last. They were allowed out on giving bail to come up for judgment when called upon.
The Irish Times 13 January 1882
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KERRY INTELLIGENCE
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(FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.)
Tralee, Tuesday Evening.     
TRALEE QUARTER SESSIONS.
   His Honour, Mr. O'Connor Morris, entered court at ten o'clock, this morning, and took up the hearing of the remaining ejectments.
   Mr. F. B. Chute obtained decrees of ejectment against Elizabeth Bourke, and Hugh Connor ; Francis Peet against Jeremiah Connor ; Garnett Fitzgerald against Michael Butler.
This finished the hearing of the ejectments, and at twelve o'clock his honour heard the one remaining Crown case.
   Four respectable countrymen named James Coakley, John Coakley, Denis Counihan, and William Sheehy, were put forward charged with assaulting one Michael Ahern on the 1st Nov. at a place called Lacca [sic], near Miltown.
   Mr. D. D'C M'Gillicuddy, S.C.S, prosecuted and Mr. M. J. Horgan, solicitor, for the defendants.
   It appeared from the evidence that on the night of the 31st October (All Hallow's Eve) the four prisoners, and the injured man met at Counihan's house ; they had a half tierce of porter in the house, which they drank, and in the morning they fought, and the man Ahern was injured.
The jury found the defendants “not guilty,” and they were discharged.
The Cork Examiner 25 January 1882
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Local Lines
The Arion quartet, Messrs. M. W. Ahern, H. Busteed, J. Sullivan, and W. Marmaud, assisted by the St. George Dramatic Club, give an entertainment February 20, in Turu Halle, in aid of the French church.
The Boston Globe 10 February 1882
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MARRIAGE INTENTIONS
 . . . Richard Tobin, 25, and Catharine Ahearn, 26; . . . 
The Boston Globe 14 February 1882
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Matt. Ahern arrived yesterday from Altoona, in charge of W. E. Rowland's stock and goods.
Hand County Press 22 February 1882
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PUBLIC HEALTH (IRELAND) ACT, 1878—(41 and 42 Vic. c. 52)
WHEREAS the Town Commissioners of Queenstown, in the County of Cork, being the Urban Sanitary Authority for the said town, have presented a petition to the Local Government Board for Ireland, praying that they may, with respect to the lands and premises mentioned or referred to therein, be allowed to put in force the powers and provisions of the Land Clauses' Acts, with respect to the purchase and taking of lands otherwise than by agreement, the said lands and premises being required to enable the petitioners to carry out certain works for supplying the town with water for drinking and domestic, and public, and private use. The lands intended to be taken are stated to amount in all to 17 acres, 1 rood, and 15 perches, statute measure or thereabouts, and also way leave to occupy 7 acres, 3 roods, and are situate in the Townlands of Cloneen, Tibbotstown, Forrestown, Anngrove, Tullagreen, Foaty, Belvelly, Marino, Lissanisky, Ballynacrusha, Glebe Lands, Ballyvoloon, Dean and Chapter, Lands of Cloyne, Ticknock, Carrignafoy, Ringmeen, Ringacollig, and Kilgarvan, in the Parishes of Carrigtwohill, Clonmel and Templerobin, in the Barony of Barrymore, and County of Cork, and it is also intended to take so much of the water from the stream and springs in the Town lands of Cloneen and Tibbotstown, as may be necessary for the supply of the said Town with water for drinking, domestic, and private and public purposes. The Said Lands and Premises are in the occupation of the representatives of Robert J. Martin, Thomas R. Jobson, Francis Wise, Abraham J. Devonshire, the Public, Daniel Finn, Daniel Ahern, the Great Southern and Western Railway Company, Arthur H. Smith Barry, Garrett Condon, Nicholas Healy, Joseph Lindsay, Nicholas English, Garrett Barry, Michael Creedon, John Holmes, Michael English, and Marie M. Carr. A plan of the undertaking was duly deposited for inspection at the offices of the said Town Commissioners, in the Town of Queenstown.

And whereas the Local Government Board for Ireland have taken the said petition into consideration, and have determined to direct a Local Inquiry as to the propriety of assenting to the prayer thereof. And whereas a loan of the sum of twenty-five thousand pounds will be required for the purpose of the said Works, and the sanction of the Local Government Board is necessary to such Loan, which exceeds the assessable value for one year of the premises within the district in respect of which such money may be borrowed. Now, therefore, the Local Government Board for Ireland hereby give Notice that they have instructed their Inspector, Charles Philip Cotton, Esq., C.F., to make a local inquiry into the said Petition, and as to the propriety of assenting to the prayer thereof, and also into the matter of the said loan ; and that Mr. Cotton will attend at the Town Commissioners Office, Queenstown, on Friday, the 24th day of March, 1882, at 11 o'Clock, a.m., to make inquiry accordingly. Any person affected by the proposals in said petition, or objecting to the said Loan being sanctioned may forward a statement of his objections to the Local Government Board at their Office, Customhouse, Dublin, and all persons interested may attend at the inquiry and make objections.
              By order of the Board,
               B. BANKS, Secretary,
       Local Government Board, Dublin.
23rd Feb. 1882.

The Cork Examiner 25 February 1882
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NAVAL & MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
The following appointments were made at the Admiralty yesterday :— . . . John L. Ahearne [sic], B.A., Joseph Anderson, M.D., and Edward J. Biden, surgeons, additional, to the Duke of Wellington . . . 
The Times 8 March 1882
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TAMWORTH.
(Tamworth News of Tuesday)
A sad and painful accident happened on Saturday morning last, about six a.m. at Mr. W. Coulton's farm, near Manilla. During the threshing season, it is customary for the neighbouring farmers to assist each other, and for this purpose a young fellow named James Ahern, son of Mr. W. Ahern, of Dead Horse Gully, was on top of the threshing-machine used. Some sheaves of wheat were being thrown up, and on to one of these "young Jim," as he is familiarly called, placed his right foot, which slipped into the machine together with the sheaf of wheat. The sudden jerk thus occasioned caused the belt to slip off the wheel, or the accident might have been attended with more disastrous results. As it was, his right leg, up to the shin bone, was completely smashed. He was brought into Tamworth the same day, where he was attended to by Drs. White and Frean. They decided that amputation of the injured limb would be necessary in order to save the young fellow's life, and this operation was successfully performed on Sunday morning. From the time of the accident up to the time the limb was amputated—twenty-four hours—the poor fellow suffered intense agony, but immediately the operation was performed relief came to him. On making enquiries this morning, we learn that he is progressing as favourably as can be expected. To show the serious nature of the accident, and to give an idea of the suffering that must have been endured, we may mention that portions of the toes and the shin bones were afterwards picked out of the machine.
Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser 9 March 1882
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LATEST TELEGRAMS.
Lawrence Borough Council.
CORRESPONDENCE.
From Patrick Ahern, requesting the sum of £20 as progress payment on his contract for gravelling.— Referred to the Finance and Public Works Committee to deal with.
Tuapeka Times 15 March 1882
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Odds and Ends.
Margaret O'Hearn, arraigned for feloniously assaulting John O'Hearn with a knife, was held for trial in the Superior Court.
The Boston Globe 23 March 1882
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A respectable farmer, named Nichola Ahearn, formerly a member of the Land League, was charged yesterday, at Cloyne Petty Sessions, with having arms in a proclaimed district, and with having fired at his children. His daughter, a young girl of 16, stated that while her father was in a rage, he fired his revolver, the bullet passing within five feet of her head, and lodging in a tree. The son, a youth of 17, said a shot was fired through the roof into his bedroom, but neither he nor his sister would say the father fired at them. Informations were refused in the latter charge, but he was fined five pounds for having arms in a proclaimed district.
The Irish Times 5 April 1882
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EVICTIONS IN KERRY.
(Correspondent of the Dublin Freeman)
Nine tenants have been evicted on Miss Thomson's estate. The property is situated in one of the wildest and most barren districts in North Kerry. Driving to it from Castleisland I had to pass for miles over bleak and, in their natural state, barren mountains. But the industry of the tenants on all sides is abundantly testified to. Large tracts of mountain pasture have been reclaimed. Side by side with the "prairie" land may be seen large tracts which have been brought into a fair state of cultivation— a result brought about, I was informed, in almost every case by the industry of the occupying tenants. The first of Miss Thomson's tenants whom I met was John M'Carthy. His house on the roadside was locked up, and I was at first inclined to believe that the occupants had been evicted. This proved not to be the case ; but M'Carthy, whom I found in a neighbouring field, on another man's farm — where he had obtained permission to put down some potatoes — informed me that he was still in possession. His story, substantially similar to that of the evicted tenants whose holdings I visited subsequently was to the effect that up to two years ago he had held under lease jointly with his brother a farm, for which they paid a rent of £50, the poor-law valuation being £22 10s. On the expiration of the lease he was induced to give up possession, and was then put back as a caretaker. Not knowing his legal rights, he did not make any claim for compensation, but remained in occupation. A rise of rent (to £55) was demanded, and in desperation he agreed to this, although knowing well, he said, that he could not pay it. He signed a document, of the nature of which he said he knew nothing. His farm was to be sold on the following day by the sheriff at Tralee ; but, he added, he would not go near the sale. Further on I came upon the farms of some of the evicted tenants. Two tenants had been evicted the day before my arrival — Patrick Ahern and Michael Ahern. Their cases, I was informed differed little from that of M'Carthy. Their leases had expired, they bad been put in as caretakers, and an increased rent had been demanded. Both had large families of young children dependent on them— six in one case and eight in the other. The evictions were carried out by Mr. Hartnett, the Sub-Sheriff of Kerry about five o'clock the previous evening. The unfortunate people had been sheltered during the night in the houses of neighbouring farmers, and Land League wooden houses, similar to those already erected in different parts of Mayo, Clare, and Limerick, are in course of erection. One was nearly completed, and two others were being put up. The first is intended for the accommodation of Daniel Scanlan, a tenant who was evicted in January last. Close to the farms of the Aherns I met a representative of the local branch of the Ladies' Land League. She had come a distance of six or eight miles to "cheer up the poor people ;" to take particulars of their cases, in order to forward them to Dublin ; and to assure them that the necessary assistance would be forthcoming. The evicted tenants on Miss Thomson's estate are :— Patrick Quill whose rent, at one time only £10 12s 6d, was under the late lease £43, the Government valuation being £20 10s. The increase demanded on the expiration of the lease was £10. John Ahern, former rent, £17 10s ; present rent, £38 ; Government valuation, £15 13s ; attempted increase, £12. Michael Moloney, present rent. £33 ; Government valuation, £8 5s ; attempted increase, £16. J. Donoghue, former rent, £10 : present rent, £21 ; Government valuation, £9 10s. Patrick Ahern, former rent £6 15s : present rent, £19 ; Government valuation, £8. Michael Ahern, former rent, £6 15s ; present rent, £19 ; Government valuation, £8 ; attempted increase, £10. Denis Scanlan, present rent, £20 ; Government valuation, £8 10s. Several of the other tenants on the estate are in hourly expectation of eviction. There is an impression amongst the better informed classes in the district that the action of Miss Thomson is largely due to want of proper information as to the actual condition of the tenantry and their ability to pay the exorbitant rents demanded of them. The facts are, as I was informed, that the recent bad seasons have left them in a state of extreme poverty. They depend chiefly on pasture, and they have had to sell their stock in order to stave off eviction. They have every appearance of being industrious and thrifty ; they are simple, ingenuous people, whose wants are few and to whom the best testimony that can be borne is that they were able in the past to live upon such land and to pay the rent for it. They would, there is every reason to believe, have continued to do so but for the attempt to increase their rents at a time when nearly all other landlords were making reductions ; and it is not to be wondered at, therefore, that they should regard their case as one of exceptional hardship.
New Zealand Tablet 12 May 1882
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ABERDEEN ITEMS.
John O'Heran has returned from the city where he has been on business.
Maysville Evening Bulletin 1 June 1882
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WEST POINT.
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The Standing of the First Class of Thirty-seven.
   POUGHKEEPSIE, June 8—At West Point today the members of the Academic Board met to make up the standing of the cadets. They got through with the first class only. It numbers thirty-seven, and the following is their general standing as announced, in the order named:
   Edward Burr, Missouri; Oscar T. Croby, Mississippi; Lansing H. Beach, Iowa; Granson D. Fitch, at large; Eugene J. Spencer, Missouri; Warren P. Newcomb, at large; Harry C. Benson, Ohio; Ormond M. Lissak, California; George F. Barney, Vermont; Adelberet Cronkhite, Arizona; John T. Thompson, Kentucky; Harry C. Carbaugh, Illinois; Charles G. Treat, Wisconsin; Edward A. Miller, Kentucky; Richard W. Young, Utah; Samuel Rodman, Jr., Massachusetts; Benjamin Alvord, District of Columbia; Victor G. Stottler, Connecticut; G. W. McIver, North Carolina; Henry T. Allen, Kentucky; William H. Sage, at large; William M. Forsyth, Georgia; George H. Patten, Maine; Magnus O. Hollis, Georgia; Barrington K. West, Kentucky; John H. Bercon, Ohio; Francis G. Irwin, Kentucky; Charles P. Elliott, South Carolina; Charles J. Stevens, New York; Blanton C. Walsh, Pennsylvania; Thomas B. Duzan, Maryland; James A. Goodwin, Kentucky; William H. Allaire, Illinois; Woodbridge Geary, Oregon; James O. Green, Wisconsin; Charles L. Collins, at large; George P. Ahern, New York.
Philadelphia Inquirer 9 June 1882
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SOLDIERS OF THE REPUBLIC
THIRTY-SEVEN GRADUATES FROM WEST POINT.
   WEST POINT, June 12.—Shining silk hats sat upon heads this afternoon that this morning were surmounted by regulation caps. When the members of the graduating class received their diplomas they were free to go and come, do and dres as they pleased. Every one of them had a suit of civilian clothes in his room in the barrack, and had been trying it on for a month back to see how it became his manly form. The silk hats, too, which some of the graduates appeared in had been tenderly stroked for a long time in eager expectation. It was a day of rejoicing for the young men who had completed their course, yet the thought of leaving West Point, after all, brought tears to the eyes of not a few.
   The day broke clear and cool, and the late sleepers were awakened at 8 o'clock by reports of 17 guns, fired in honor of Gen. Sherman. At 9 o'clock the Cadets were marched out on the plain and reviewed by Gen. Sherman, in uniform. Gen. Howard, the Superintendant; C. E. S. Wood, the Adjutant-General, and Lieut.-Col. Henry M. Lazelle, commandant of Cadets, accompanied the General of the Army along the line. . . . The graduating class marched down from the barracks and took seats opposite the platform, and the other Cadets formed in files, with arms at rest, behind them. After music by the band and prayer by the Chaplain, the Rev. W. M. Postlethwaite, Gen. Horace K. Porter, the President of the Board of Visitors, delivered an address. . . . 
   Gen. Howard delivered the diplomas to the graduates in the name of the Government. Young Ahern, who stood at the foot of his class, was vociferously applauded when he received his. He was exceedingly popular here.
   The annual address to the graduating class was delivered by Col. Elwell S. Otis, commandant of the School of Application for infantry and cavalry at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The speaker congratulated the Cadets upon the completion of their course at the Academy, which, he said, fitted them for a practical life—for duties as varied and complicated as those of any profession practiced by men. . . . 
New York Times 13 June 1882
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THE CADETS AT DINNER
The 37 Cadets who were graduated at West Point yesterday had their class dinner at Delmonico's last night. Warren Newcomb, the President of the class association, sat at the head of the table. The evening was devoted to class songs and toasts. With a will the Cadets sang the praises of “Benny Havens, Oh,” now dead and gone. George P. Ahern, of New-York, sang “Michael Schneider.” Major Spurgin, who is dear to all Cadets, was toasted with enthusiasm. The Cadets drank from the mammoth class cup which is to be presented to the first one who becomes a father, and sounded the praises of George H. McDonald, of Chicago, Ill., a popular Cadet, who was turned back for castigating a “plebe.”
New York Times 13 June 1882
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NOMINATIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS
Promotions in the Army
WASHINGTON, June 21.—The President sent the following nominations to the Senate to-day:
   Army.— . . . Cadets to be Second Lieutenants— . . . Twenty-fifth Infantry; George P. Ahern, . . . 
New York Times 22 June 1882
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DISASTROUS RAILWAY COLLISION.
A dreadful collision has occurred within a hundred yards of the Cork terminus of the Cork and Queenstown Railway. Owing to some mistake with regard to signals, the up train and down train ran into each other, telescoping the carriage and injuring some forty people so seriously that they had to be conveyed to the hospital, many of them on stretchers. Nobody was killed outright, but upwards of twelve of those injured are not expected to live. They were for the most part third-class passengers. Thousands assembled at the scene, and great excitement prevailed. Another account states that the stoker of the Queenstown train was thrown a distance of twenty feet and over a wall, sustaining very serious injuries. The two engine drivers and the stoker of the Youghal train were much mangled. The first carriage—a third-class compartment—of the Youghal train mounted the engine, and it was in this most of the injured were found. The driver of the Youghal train asserts that he received the usual signal signifying that the line was clear. From forty to sixty people were injured, thirty of them so seriously as to necessitate their removal to the hospitals on stretchers. The following is a list of those most seriously wounded Mathew Quinn, driver of the Youghal train; Martin Driscoll, fireman, ditto; Jeremiah Donovan, carpenter John Bennett, brushmaker; William O'Brien, stoker of the Queenstown train; Samuel Halford, painter on Gloster and Wigan Railway; Margaret Murphy, servant; Margaret Ahern and child, Mary Catherine Murphy, Henry Milligan, William Watkins, painter; John Reardon, shoemaker; Timothy Creedon, gauger; Jeremiah Tracy, cooper; Pat Hyde, cardriver; J. M'Namara and son, cardriver M. Sweeney, guard of the Youghal train James Bailey, manager cabinet factory Mary Power, Kate Power, J. Healy, W. Baker, J. Manning, J. Harty, Catherine Linehan, E. Gunney, William Cronin, M. Coakley, Samuel Garrett, engine driver of the Queenstown train John Gleeson, and Edward Dartnell.
County Observer and Monmouthshire Central Advertiser 15 July 1882
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GAZETTE NOTICES.
Applications for licensees approved :—John P. Glasheen, Catherine Cluskey, Julia M'Cluskey, Miepoll; John T. Murphy, Bungeet; Emily Harding, Moglonemby; Margaret M'Coy, Tatong; Alfred W. Swalling, Yarrawonga; George Raison, Laceby ; Lawrence Hanlon, Thomas Ahern, Dunbulbalane; Timothy Byrnes, St. James.
The North Eastern Ensign 18 July 1882
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Morris Ahern and John F. Magner, mutual assault and battery, $10 and one half the costs each.
The Boston Globe 25 July 1882
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CITY POLICE COURT.
Monday, 24th July.
(Before Messrs. G. E. Eliott and W. Isaac, J.P.'s.)
Burglary.—James Williamson and William Ahern were charged with feloniously breaking into and entering. the premises of Otago Daily Times Company on the morning of Sunday, the 2nd inst., and stealing therefrom the sum of £4 8s 9d in, cash, the property of George Capstick, and 6s, the property of the Otago Daily Times Company.—Mr F. R. Chapman appeared for the accused Ahern.—George Fenwick, managing director of the Otago Daily Times and Witness Company, deposed that on Saturday, 1st inst., he last visited the office at about 8 o'clock in the evening, and examined the lower part of the premises, including the advertising office, as was his custom on. Saturday. Everything was then perfectly right, and witness locked the door on leaving. At about 2 o'clock on the Sunday following he was waited upon by a policeman, and informed that the office had been broken into. On entering the advertising office he found that a number of desks had been broken open, and their contents were in grout confusion, some of them being scattered about the floor. A cashbox had-been broken, and was lying on the floor. The window into the engine-room, fronting Dowling street, had been forced open, the bolt having been wrenched off.—David Little, machinist to the Otago Daily Times Company, deposed that he left the office at 1 o'clock on the Saturday in question, and bolted the window leading into Dowling street. Access could be obtained from the engine-room to the advertising office. On returning to the office on Monday morning he found that the catch of the window referred to had been burst open.—Henry Miers, advertising clerk to the Company, deposed that on leaving the office on Saturday, the 2nd inst., he had 5s lid in his possession, the property of the Company, which he left in one of his drawers in the advertising office. It was locked up in the inside portion of his cashbox. The drawer was locked.

At about half-past 4 in the afternoon of the Sunday following he returned to the office, and found that amongst others his drawer had been broken open, and 5s 9d of the money abstracted. — George Capstick, bookkeeper in the Otago, Daily Times office, deposed that on the date mentioned he had £4 8s 10d in his possession, which he left on Friday night in an old cashbox in his drawer, the latter being locked. On the Sunday evening following he found that the drawer had been broken open, and the £4 8s 10d had been taken, with the exception of a penny. There were two one-pound notes, either one or two half-sovereigns, and the balance in silver.—William Jones, labourer, deposed that he, had resided in St. Kilda for about five or six weeks, in a two-roomed house.—Mr Chapman here asked that the witness should be distinctly cautioned that any statement he made could be brought in evidence against him on any subsequent charge.—This was done, and the examination was proceeded with. —Charles Wilson lived with witness there, and the accused William Ahern came afterwards. The accused Williamson also came for a couple of days. This was a fortnight or three weeks ago, shortly—about a week after—Ahern's coming. Witness remembered Sunday morning, the 2nd inst. The two accused and himself slept in the house on the previous night. They all got up at about 4 o'clock on Sunday morning and came into Dunedin. They went up by the Coffee Palace and into the right-of-way leading to the Morning Herald office, and afterwards down Macandrew street, at the rear of the Otago Daily Times office. They went round the office to a window at the side, which the accused William Ahern bust open with a chisel. Witness and Ahern then went inside, Williamson renaming outside to keep watch ; it being arranged that he should whistle if he saw anyone coming. They made their way into the engine and publishing rooms and then went upstairs into a room where there were a lot of desks and drawers. Ahern here burst open six or seven of the drawers with his chisel. It was a chisel about an inch and a-quarter broad, without a handle. There was nothing in the first drawer broken open, but there was some silver in the next, which Ahern put in his pocket. Witness should think it was about five or six shillings. They then came to a drawer which had a cash-box in it containing two £1 notes and some silver. This was taken by Ahern, and after breaking into another drawer, they went out the way they came. They had a piece of candle burning while they were inside. On arriving outside the accused Williamson had gone down towards the Gaol, and they met him coming back. He said he left because there was a policeman coming down who was round at the back of the office, and that they had been nearly caught. He also asked them which way they came out. On returning home Ahern divided the money between the three. He gave Williamson 5s as his share, and witness 255, and kept the remainder, saying it was 20s. Williamson was only given 5s because he ran away. They got home between 7 and 8 o'clock in the morning. They all three left Dunedin together two or three days after this, and went to Blueskin the first night, staying at a house near the police station. They went on to Waikouaiti the next day, where they separated, the two accused returning.—Cross-examined: Witness was arrested on Friday last at Waimate by Detective Walker. He knew the accused Williamson formerly in Timaru. He went into the Times office because he was "up for some fun." He had not been exactly asked to make this statement; but he told Detective Walker he was going to plead guilty, thinking he would get off lighter. The cook at the police station told him he was likely to get off lighter by making this statement. Witness could always earn money.

Ahern suggested entering the Times office ; Williamson had also been talking about it. —To the accused: Witness left the chisel used up at Kennedy's, where ho was working.—Charles Roscoe, a lad, who stated that he was cook's assistant on steamers, deposed that he was living in the last witness' house for about a month up to three weeks ago. He slept at the Spanish Restaurant on the 1st inst., and went to Jones' house on the Sunday morning. The two accused were there, and said they had been having some whisky. He saw a chisel there with a broken handle, and a bull's-eye lantern, — Detective Walker gave evidence that he arrested the accused Williamson at the Provincial Saleyards on the 8th inst. Ahern was arrested a few hours afterwards.—To Mr. Chapman: Ahern's father occupied a good position in the town. —Mr. Chapman, for the defence, represented that the case rested entirely upon the evidence of" Jones, who was himself amenable to the law. The whole affair had evidently been entered upon more in a spirit of adventure than with any directly criminal intention. Seeing that the accused had already been some time in custody, he would ask their Worships not to commit them for trial.—The Bench were unable to take so light a view of the case, and committed both the accused for trial.

Otago Daily Times 25 July 1882
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CITY POLICE COURT.
Friday, 28th July.
(Before Messrs. G. E. Eliott and J. P. Jones, J.P.'s.)
Youthful Burglars.—William Ahern was charged with having on the 25th ult. stolen about 13s from the Pelichet Bay railway station.—Mr. F. Chapman appeared for the accused ; Detective Henderson conducted the prosecution.—William Kelt, stationmaster at Pelichet Bay, deposed that he left his office at 11.15 p.m. on Saturday, the 24th ult. There was from five to eleven shillings' worth of choppers on a shelf, and six or seven shillings in sixpences and threepenny-pieces in a drawer. On returning on Sunday at 9 a.m., he found that the ticket-window had been prised open, apparently with a chisel, and that the money was gone. —Adam Grierson, porter at the station, gave evidence as to finding the ticket-window open on Sunday ; and Charles Roscoe, cook's assistant, who had been living at St. Kilda with Williamson and Jones, stated that the accused had stayed with them for some days.
—William Jones, labourer, stated that on the night of the 24th ult. he slept in a two-roomed house at St. Kilda with Ahern and Roscoe. Between 3 and 4 o'clock on Sunday morning Ahern and he rose and proceeded into town. They went to the Pelichet Bay railway-station, and Ahern broke open the ticket-window with a chisel, and made his way into the station-office. Witness kept watch in the waiting-room. After the lapse of two or three minutes Ahern came out, and handed witness two shillings in coppers and threepenny-bits, saying that was half the amount of money he found.—Mr. Chapman applied for the discharge of the accused, the case—which should be viewed entirely apart from the previous one in which the accused had been concerned—being a very weak one indeed. It rested entirely on the evidence of Jones, and unless his evidence could be thoroughly relied on the accused should be discharged.
—Mr. Eliott : The Bench think that the evidence is so strong that they would not be justified in acquitting the accused, and there is nothing for it but to commit him for trial.

— Accused was then formally committed for trial at the Supreme Court.—He reserved his defence.—James Williamson and William Ahern were then charged with having on the 2nd inst., at Vogel street, Dunedin, feloniously broken into the office of Keith Ramsay with intent to commit a felony therein—namely, to steal divers goods and chattels.

—Mr. Chapman defended.
—Keith Ramsay, shipping agent, deposed that he carried on business in Vogel street, and that on Saturday, the 1st inst., he left his office about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. He secured the place before leaving, locking all the doors. On Monday morning, on going down to the office between 9 and 10 o'clock, he discovered the fastening of the back window wrenched open, and also that an attempt had been made to break open the door leading from the back room into the general office. A box belonging to the late Mr. Derritt, which was in the back room, had been forced open, and the papers it contained strewn about.
— James Beadle, jun., shipping clerk in the employment of last witness, gave similar evidence.
—Charles Roscoe said the accused were with Jones at the cottage at St. Kilda about 10 a.m. on the 2nd inst. Witness slept in town the previous night. There was a chisel without a handle, and a lantern in the house.

William Jones stated that at 4 a.m. on the 2nd inst. he with the accused went to Keith Ramsay's office. Ahern and he scaled the fence at the back, and Williamson waited outside to watch. Ahern opened a window with the chisel, and they both went inside. They tried to get into the front office, but could not manage to do so. Ahern opened a box, and they searched it. The three of them afterwards went to the Daily Times office. On Tuesday they went to Blueskin, and the next day they proceeded as far as Waikouaiti, where they separated.

—The prisoners were committed for trial, and Ahern was allowed bail in a surety of his own recognisance for £200 and two others of £100 each.

Otago Daily Times 29 July 1882
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A Coming Regatta.
A junior race will be rowed on Thursday evening, August 17, at 7.15 off Jeffries point for four silver medals valued at $25 each, between junior crews from the Columbian Rowing Association and the Cottage junior crew. The Columbian crew will consist of T. Driscoll (stroke), J. Reardon, Daniel O'Hearn, and John Green (bow); Cottage crew, J. McFall (stroke), Thomas Roland, Daniel Driscoll and John Morehouse (bow).
The Boston Globe 30 July 1882
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Murderous Assault
New York, Aug. 6   
A murderous assault was made this afternoon on E. O. Hill, Superintendent of the Eastern Division of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company, in the company's freight yard in Jersey City. The assailant was John Ahearn a night watchman, who was dismissed a few days ago for drunkenness. Ahearn rushed in drunk and pointed a revolver at the Superintendent's head. He quickly threw his head forward towards his right side. As he did Ahearn discharged the weapon, the bullet grazing Hill's neck and passing through two sheets of slate, embedded itself in a plank at the end of the freight office, to which the slate was nailed, Hill immediately seized Ahern [sic], who is a powerful fellow, and in the short struggle both fell. Ahearn, when down, freed his right arm and was taking aim at Hill a second time, when Sergeant McGinnis grasped the pistol and wrenched it from the drunken and desperate fellows [sic] hand.
Logansport Journal 8 August 1882
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CORONER'S INQUEST.
An inquest was yesterday held, in the Coroner's Court, before the City Coroner, Mr. H. Shiell, J.P., on the body of James Ahearn, aged 42 years, who died in the Hospital on Tuesday evening last, having been injured by a tram. Mr. Tyler appeared on behalf of the Tramway Department. Patrick Hayes deposed that he knew the deceased, who was a native of county Waterford, Ireland, residing at Alexandria, and following the occupation of a labourer ; he had been in the colony about 20 years, he was a man of sober, temperate habits. Philip Edward Muskett, resident house surgeon of the Sydney Hospital, deposed that on Tuesday evening last, at about 8 o'clock, the deceased was brought to the Hospital in an ambulance waggon ; on being taken to the operating room he found a compound fracture of the right leg, and a simple fracture of the left leg, an operation was performed, some loose pieces of bone being removed from the fracture of the right leg, the wound was then closed and splints were applied ; during the night evidence of internal bleeding was seen, and the man gradually sank and died ; the cause of death was shock, complicated with hemorrhage ; the first being dependent on the fracture and the latter on some internal rupture. In reply to a question from the witness how he had received the injuries, he told him that he had been under the impression that the tram had quite stopped at the time he attempted to alight. Thomas Jones, the conductor of the tram from Sydney to Botany on Tuesday evening, on which the deceased had travelled, deposed that on approaching the Kerosene works, at about a quarter to 7 o'clock, he saw the man, who had been previously sitting on a bag at the back of the front car on the platform under the stairs, lift his bag up, and as he got within a few yards of the stopping place he put one foot on the platform and at the side of the car, and stepped off, with his back to the engine ; the tram at that time was in motion, drawing up slowly ; as he reached the ground with one foot he fell off ; the conductor at once jumped off the car and the tram was brought to a stand ; the man's position at that time was that he had one leg under the platform of the second car (not the one he had been on), about 6 feet from the end of it, and he was lying clear of the rail ; a bar was got, and by its aid they prized the platform out and extricated the leg, he was conveyed to the Sydney Hospital ; when the man arose to get off the tram the conductor told him to be careful, or words to that effect ; the driver pulled up at the proper stopping place. James Glanville deposed that he was a passenger on the tram in question ; he saw the man get out whilst the train was in motion ; it stopped at the usual place. Thomas Cross deposed that he saw the deceased in a tramcar on Tuesday evening being brought into Sydney from Botany ; he was suffering from injuries, witness heard him say that he blamed no one for the injuries he had received but himself—that it was through his own foolishness he had suffered. John Roberts deposed that he had also heard the deceased say that he blamed no one—the accident had been caused by his own foolishness. A verdict was returned that the deceased had met his death accidentally.
The Sydney Morning Herald 4 August 1882
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MEETINGS, ETC.
Two youths, named James Williamson and Wm. Ahern, were on July 24th charged at the Police Court with the burglary committed at the Otago Daily Times office on the 2nd inst. An accomplice, William Jones, who entered the building with Ahern, was put into the box by the police as Queen's evidence against the other two, who were committed for trial. These youths, with one or two others, have, there is reason to believe, recently formed a gang of juvenile burglars, and have been carrying on their depredations rather extensively. They have occupied a two-roomed shanty near St. Kilda up to a short time back, and the police have been put to a great deal of trouble in tracing out Jones, who left Dunedin after the abovementioned burglary. He will, in all probability, be charged singly with the offence, and there are also two other cases to be heard against the trio—for breaking into the Pelichet Bay railway-station and the Harbour Board offices. They have since been committed for trial.
Otago Daily Times 11 August 1882
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Boat Racing at the Point of Pines
The water in front of the Point of Pines never was more propitious for racing than last evening at 5.38 o'clock, when M. Argey of the Chelsea Boat Club, Martin Lyons of Lynn, M. Ahern of the West End Club and Jim Flannery of the New York centennial crew took positions for their $200 sweepstakes race in single-scull working-boats. The contest at the start was quite spirited, although it was evident that Argey, who has been at constant practice upon this course during the season, was pulling well within himself. He soon opened up a gap of several lengths, which was never reduced during the contest. The race for second position between Ahern, Flannery and Lyons for a mile or more created no little enthusiasm among the large number of spectators, and the excitement did not abate much until Ahern, by some powerful work, placed himself well at the front of Lyons and Flannery. The turning stake at the end of the mile and a half was reached by Argey in 10 minutes 32 seconds; Ahern, 10 minutes 43 seconds; Lyons, 11 minutes 17 seconds, and by Flannery in 11 minutes 37 seconds. The race home was processional. Argey won as he pleased, although at times it appeared by the manner in which both Ahern and himself opened up distances between themselves and Lyons and Flannery that they were doing some racing. The time at the finish of Argey was 21 minutes 33 seconds; of Ahern 21 minutes 54 seconds. James I. Kelley of the Shawmut Rowing Club was referee.
The Boston Globe 6 September 1882
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IPSWICH, September 25.
At the police court, on Friday, John Yates, Edward Collins, Hugh Ahearn, Patrick Caffrey, senior, Abraham Phelps, and Patrick Carman, were charged with having, on the 12th September last, unlawfully and maliciously thrown down part of three fences belonging to a property in the parish of Jeebropilly, known as Moorlands, the property of John Moore. Charlotte Moore, and another, thereby doing injury to the said fences the amount of about 10s. All the defendants pleaded not guilty, and were defended by Mr. Gill and Mr. Chubb; Mr. Cardew appeared for the plaintiffs. The case created a great amount of interest, and occupied the attention of the court for some considerable time. The police magistrate decided that he had no jurisdiction. The case of Armstrong against the same defendants, for the same offence, was withdrawn. The case of Moore v. the same defendants, for unlawfully entering enclosed lands, was postponed for a week. Messrs. Irwin Bros., of Warrilla, from whom the horses were recently stolen, have handed the amount of the reward offered for their recovery (£20) to the police, conditionally on their being allowed to accept it by the Commissioner.
The Queenslander 30 September 1882
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CORK, Oct. 1.    
   On Saturday morning a large quantity of hay and straw, the property of a farmer named Ahern, residing at Grelough, in the Kanturk district, was maliciously destroyed by fire. Ahern's dwelling-house had a narrow escape. A man named Dohenny, who was recently evicted from his holding at Tourard, has been arrested on suspicion.
The Times 2 October 1882
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LATEST TELEGRAMS.
Dunedin, October 3rd.   
At the Supreme Court to-day, Madden, one of the three men who robbed Leckie at the Hunt Club races, got three years' imprisonment ; the other two (Mason and Hartley) got six months each. Two lads (Ahern and Williamson), charged with burglary at the "Daily Times" office and other places, were acquitted, but young Jones, who pleaded guilty in order to turn Queen's evidence against Ahern and Williamson, got two years. Moses A. Price, for embezzling the funds of a Druid lodge, also got two years.
Tuapeka Times 4 October 1882
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3.
   William Ahern was charged with having, on the 2nd July, broken into and entered the counting-house of Keith, Ramsay, Dunedin, with intent to steal goods and chattels therefrom.
    Prisoner pleaded Not Guilty. The only evidence was that of an accomplice, William Jones. The Judge indicated that it would be unsafe to convict on the uncorroberated evidence of an accomplice, and a verdict of "Not Guilty" was returned.
    Mr Haggitt said that under the circumstances it would be useless to go on with the other cases, and he would therefore have the prisoner arraigned, and offer no evidence. The prisoner Ahern was then arraigned on two indictments charging him with, breaking into the office of the Otago Daily Times, and into the Pelichet Bay railway station. No evidence was offered, and the Jury, as directed, returned a verdict of "Not. Guilty." The prisoner was then discharged.
Clutha Leader 6 October 1882
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West Maitland Police Court.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1882.
(Before Messrs. R. Scobie and R. Hyndes, J.'s P.)
DRUNKENNESS. —John O'Hearn was accused of having been drunk in Little Hunter street on Sunday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty. Senior-constable Wirrell deposed that he found the defendant drunk in the street named, and locked him up. Sergeant Cruise also deposed that defendant was drunk.—He was fined 5s or twenty-four hours' imprisonment.
The Maitland Mercury 17 October 1882
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COURT RECORD
The jury in the replevin suit of Hannah O'Hearn vs. C. P. Driscoll, in the Superior Court, first session, found a verdict yesterday for the plaintiff. The testimony of the plaintiff showed that her husband sold certain furniture which belonged to the defendant without her consent.
The Boston Globe 10 February 1883
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MIDDLESEX GRAND JURY
True bills were found against the following persons, who were not arraigned, being on bail:
   Jeremiah McCarty of Lowell, adultery; Emile Landry of Lowell, breaking and entering; William K. Avery and Ellen Ahern of Somerville, adultery . . . 
The Boston Globe 17 February 1883
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HIGHLAND LOCALS
The case of Patrick O'Hern, who is charged with selling his wife's furniture and getting pay therefor by representing that she was dead, came up in Roxbury Court yesterday afternoon. Mrs. O'Hern has recovered the property by writ of replevin, and now Driscoll, the purchaser, has O'Hern arrested for obtaining money under false pretenses. The case was sent up to the grand jury, O'Hern giving bonds.
The Boston Globe 21 February 1883
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The legislative committee Thursday heard the last of the thirty-four petitioners for release from prison. Certainly the committee have afforded the prisoners every opportunity to make out a case to justify a pardon. They were permitted to state the circumstances in their own language, and to present them from their own standpoint.
 . . . "Matt." Ahern is in poor health, and looks as though he might not live his short sentence out. . . . 
Hartford Weekly Times 1 March 1883
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IRISH NEWS
Intimidation in County Limerick—At the Castleconnell Petty Sessions on Monday—before Major Evanson, R. M. (presiding), Colonel Howley, D.L., Mr. Gilbert O'Grady, Mr. Richard J. Gabbett, and Captain Vansittart—considerable interest was manifested in the case at the suit of the Queen per Constable Devine and John Punch, against John M'Knight, Michael Ahern, Martin O'Farrell, Patrick Molloy, and William Dwyney, for having on the 18th of March at Clareville Mills, intimidated William Barry and John Kiely to prevent them working for John Punch. Head-Constable Rolleston appeared on behalf of the Crown for the prosecution. Mr. John Ryan, solicitor, appeared on behalf of Mr. Punch, also for the prosecution. Mr. William E. Counihan, solicitor, and Mr. Francis A. O'Keefe, solicitor, appeared for the defence. Mr. Ryan in stating the case for the prosecution, said that Mr. Punch was largely engaged in the coopering business in Limerick, and his factory there not being able to meet the requirements of his trade, he was compelled to take the mills at Clareville, for last year he was obliged to let orders for hundreds of pounds' worth of work go away. He did not want to interfere in any way with the coopers of Limerick, and took the mills only to meet the increased requirements of his trade. It would be proved that the defendants came from Limerick to intimidate those men. Evidence having been given, the magistrates found the prisoners guilty, and sentenced them to five weeks' imprisonment each, without a fine.
The Irish Times 7 April 1883
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MARRIED
Nevada City, April 4—John P. Conway to Rebecca M. O'Hearn.
Daily Alta California 7 April 1883
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St. James' Lyceum Ball.
The fifth annual ball of the St. James Lyceum came off last night at Paine Hall. Music was furnished by the Cadet band, a concert preceding the programme of dances, in which over 200 couples participated. The arrangements were in charge of a coordinating committee consisting of W. J. O'Brien, chairman, and Messrs. E. J. McCaffery, J. E. Sullivan, P. H. Faber, Thomas F. Quinn. The marshalls were William J. O'Brien and J. E. Sullivan, assisted by Messrs. D. J. Teahan, J. H. P. Ahern, D. P. Hedderman, W. A. Moore. D. J. Riley, P. H. Conway, P. T. Connor, H. J. Ireland, J. I. Fahey, J. J. Gallagher, E. J. McCaffery, T. F. Quinn, T. J. McLoughlin, J. W. Holland, D. G. Slattery, J. McGrath, W. J. Healey. The reception committee was P. H. Faher, chairman, and Messrs. T. J. McCarthy, J. H. Furber, J. W. Ryan, J. Collins, M. T. Callahan, J. Mullhall, J. Cunningham. The affair was a thorough success in every particular, including the supper by Tufts and served at 11.30 o'clock.
The Boston Globe 17 April 1883
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SALEM
Of the diamond robbers Donahue has been in the reformatory for stealing; Mrs. Pease has been in the Lancaster reformatory, and Kennedy has been engaged in several rascalities; Ahern is one of the Sunday base ball players. Altogether they are a bad lot. James Kennedy is known as Jack Sheppard.
The Boston Globe 27 April 1883
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THE STATE LEGISLATURE
The Calendar
REJECTED
Indefinitely postponed resolution releasing Matt. Ahern (deceased) from state prison.
Hartford Weekly Times 3 May 1883
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LIST OF LETTERS REMAINING IN
the Postoffice at Sacramento on Thursday, May 24, 1883:
Ladies' List.
O'Hearn, Sarah S.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 25 May 1883
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MARRIAGES.
AHERN—THYNNE.—On the 9th May, at Ipswich, by the Rev. Andrew Horan, assisted by the Rev. J. Enright, John Ahern, Sub-Inspector of Police, eldest son of the late Denis Ahern, of Dunickmore, County Cork, Ireland, to Mary, youngest daughter of Edward Thynne, Esq., Ipswich, Queensland.
The Brisbane Courier 26 May 1883
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THE FENIAN CONSPIRACY
Prisoners at Liverpool.
Dennis Deasy, and Patrick Flaningan [sic], railway brakesmen ; Timothy Featherstone, newspaper correspondent ; Daniel O'Herlihy, ink-maker ; and Henry Dalton, alias O'Connor, were again brought up at Liverpool police-court on Saturday. Since the last examination the case has assumed a more serious complexion, the prisoners now being charged with treason-felony, and conspiring together to destroy or injure public buildings ; for being in possession of explosives with intent to commit felony ; and for conspiring together to murder subjects of the Queen. A large number of witnesses have been subpoenaed in connection with the trial. . . . 

Michael Ahearn said he lived at a farm called Bawn Afinna, Blarney. On March 21 last two persons called at his house named M'Dermott and Murphy. He had known M'Dermott previously, and Featherstone was the other man. Mr. Horne, resident magistrate at Cork, told him that the man's name was neither Murphy nor Featherstone, but Edmund O'Brien Kennedy.

Cross-examined by Dr. Commins : His interview with Mr. Horne was in a private chamber, in the presence of a shorthand writer and an inspector. Previously he had been taken to the gaol and shown four men. Murphy, or Featherstone, was amongst them, but he could not recognise him. He told the constable who accompanied him that he could not, and was then taken into a private room at the court-house, and Mr. Horne told him although he could not recognise any of the men, the man named Murphy was there, and that his name was not Murphy or Featherstone, but Kennedy. . . . 

Lloyd's Weekly London Newspaper 27 May 1883
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The following have left Kingstown for England per mail steamers :— G. N. Jones, M.D., Mr. and Mrs. Copeland Jones, Mr. Thomas P. Leahy, Mr. James Crossley, Mr. Charles Edward Nixon, Mr. John Allen, Mr. Walter Ahern, Mr. H. J. Keene, Mr. Ben. Lindsay, Mr. Francis Chapman.
The Irish Times 21 June 1883
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East Maitland Police Court.
Tuesday, July 3, 1883.
(Before Mr. T. K. Abbott, P.M., and Mr. F. H. Bartlett, J.P.)
   CHARGE of EMBEZZLEMENT.—Denis O'Hearn appeared on summons to answer the complaint of Thomas Cronin with having on the 17th of March, at Singleton, while the hired servant of the said Thomas Cronin, embezzled the sum of £6 5s. Mr. C. F. Sölling appeared for the defendant. Mr. Cronin applied for a postponement, on the ground of the absence of a material witness, who had been summoned, but the summons had not been served. Mr. Sölling urged that the case might be proceeded with as far as possible that day, and that course was decided upon.
   The evidence for the prosecution was to the following effect :—Mr. Cronin took the racehorse Volunteer to the Singleton races on the 17th of March, and it won a second and a first prize amounting to £11 5s, a £5 and a £6 5s prize. Cronin left at night, leaving the horse in the charge of O'Hearn, to take it on to Cessnock the following day. The settling took place at night, and O'Hearn received the winnings of Volunteer. When Cronin saw O'Hearn at Cessnock on Monday, the latter told him he had received the cheques that in one there was a mistake, and that he had given it back, and had also given the correct one back. Everything had been paid up in connection with the horse and O'Hearn at Singleton, and there was no necessity for any expense till Cessnock was reached. Cronin afterwards paid up everything at Cessnock. O'Hearn gave Mr. Wilson, the hotelkeeper where he was staying, who was also the secretary of the club, the cheques to mind for him during the night, and when leaving the next morning Mr. Wilson found that one was for £3 instead of £5. That cheque was left with him to get corrected, and for him to deduct the hotel expenses out of it, and for him to forward the balance to Cronin. The £6 5a cheque was taken by O'Hearn, who said he would require some funds to pay his expenses. Cronin received a reply to a letter from him from Wilson, but stated that it did not explain fully that the money was paid to O'Hearn, and that he did not know of it till about a fortnight after, when he saw Wilson at the Wallsend races, and brought them face to face ; when O'Hearn said he gave the cheques back, and Wilson said he gave him the cheque. The owner of another racehorse then came up, and said he saw Wilson give him the money. O'Hearn then replied, "Oh, if there is anything in it I can stand it."
   Defendant, in the presence of another person at Wallsend, said he had given the cheques back to Wilson. The defendant had no authority to receive the money from the club. An action had been brought against the club for the wrongful payment of the money, but the plaintiff lost it. In cross-examination it was admitted by prosecutor that his father was strictly speaking the owner of the horse, though he considered he had an interest in it, and paid towards it. O'Hearn was employed by his father, and prosecutor was not present at the time.
   Prosecutor said defendant was simply the groom, they trained the horse themselves. According to Mr. Wilson's evidence he looked upon O'Hearn as the trainer in full charge of the horse. He spoke to Wilson about a box some time previously, and brought the horse to his place, though Mr. Cronin came into the yard soon after. He considered O'Hearn as the trainer.
   Prosecutor said that the defendant never told him he had incurred any expense. He had sworn in the District Court in Singleton having incurred certain expenses on account of the horse ; some of those were not incurred, and none of them were necessary.
   Prosecutor understood that defendant offered his father £2 of the money he had received. This was when he had been arrested on another charge, which had been dismissed.
   Mr. Wilson said that when he saw O'Hearn at Wallsend, he acknowledged receiving the £6 5s cheque. He did not receive instructions to deduct the expenses from Cronin before the races, and he did not hear O'Hearn make the statements at Wallsend deposed to by Cronin. O'Hearn arrived at Cessnock on the evening of the 18th, and was provided with accommodation as arranged with Cronin, who paid all expenses. A cheque was received at Jones' hotel on account of Volunteer, but Mr. Jones could not say who from or the amount of it. Cronin left the night of the races, and the horse was taken away the next day by a jockey. O'Hearn stayed the next day, as the coach was crowded, and Jones lent him a horse to get to Maitland. He had money, and paid his way.—At this stage the bench granted a postponement for a week, for the production of further evidence.
   It was pointed out that though the case of embezzlement might be dismissed, the evidence disclosed an appropriation which was equal to larceny.
   Bail was allowed—defendant in £20 and one surety of an equal amount. The bail was at once entered into.
Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser 5 July 1883
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LOCAL LINES
Ellen Ahern has sued Tom Ahern, the well-known Bloomingdale saloon-keeper, for divorce. One of the firm of Randall & Vesey obligingly carries the complaint in his pocket.
Fort Wayne Daily Sentinel 30 July 1883
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Military Notes
Sergeant John Ahern, troop B, Eighth cavalry, and Private E. Von Holtz, Company I, Nineteenth infantry, now at post of San Antonio, Texas, will take charge of Trumpeter Harry Adams, troop B, Eighth cavalry, a deserter, and conduct him to Fort Ringgold, Texas, and turn him over to the commanding officer of that post.
San Antonio Daily Light 25 July 1883
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Tom Ahern who [was] sued for divorce yesterday is not the Thomas Ahern of Bloomingdale. The Tom Ahern suing for divorce resides in the sixth ward. The similarity of names caused the error.
Fort Wayne Daily Sentinel 31 July 1883
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TELEGRAPH
Pacific Coast
San Francisco, July 31.—Catherine Ahern, sister to John Ahern, who was killed by the falling of a flagstaff on the 29th ult, sues John McGeary, Thomas Adam and Millard Ribbler for a hundred thousand dollars damages. The defendants were engaged in removing a flagstaff from the building and allowed it to fall, with the fatal result mentioned.
Arizona Weekly Citizen 4 August 1883
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Two little Ahern boys quarreled in Ansonia the other day and one stabbed the other with a pocket-knife, the blade penetrating between the vertebrae of the back bone so as to let out the serum with which the joints are lubricated. Dr. Pinney found one of the lad's limbs paralyzed and that he was otherwise affected.
Hartford Weekly Times 6 September 1883
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Alleged Inhuman Treatment of a Child.
At the Cork Police Office last Saturday (before the Mayor, Mr. B. J. Sheehan, and Mr. A. J. M'Dermott). Cornelius Ahern, a farrier, residing at 7 Dean street, was put forward in custody by Constable Ferguson, on the charge of having cruelly ill-treated his daughter, Sarah Ahern, a girl of eleven years, by tying a heavy chain around her leg, and leaving her in that position for days without food. The prisoner had taken to himself a second wife, who, it was stated, constantly beat her stepchild. The constable found the child tied with a chain and padlock, and the leg around which it was fastened was swollen and discolored.

Mrs. Good deposed that she lives next door to the prisoner. She heard the child often screaming, and supposed that it was being beaten by the stepmother. Mrs. Ellen O'Sullivan said that she saw the stepmother on several times beating the little child. The prisoner came to the house yesterday, and meeting the child on the stairs, tied it up as described by the constable. She had known the child to eat nothing for two days, and had several times to supply it with food. The child often complained to her of her stepmother's cruelty.

The Prisoner said that the girl was rebellious, and was in the habit of going out at night. He asked Canon Hegarty what he should do, and the rev. gentleman, as well as the head-constable in Tuckey street, to whom he also appealed, recommended him, he alleged, to tie up the child so as to keep it at home. The girl said she ran away because of the beating she got. Canon Hegarty came to the house and told her father not to beat her. The Magistrates directed the arrest of the stepmother, and adjourned the case, requesting the police to have the Rev. Canon Hegarty and the head-constable at next hearing.

The charge of ill-treating his child, aged 11, preferred against Cornelius Ahern, farrier, on Saturday, was again under investigation on Monday, the stepmother also being in custody. The defence was that the child had been refractory, but the magistrate believed the object of the parents was to get rid of the girl, and sentenced them to six months each at hard labour.

The Irish Times 10 September 1883
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ALLEGED CRUELTY TO A CHILD.—On Saturday, at Cork, a farmer named Cornelius Ahern was charged with cruelly ill-treating his daughter, about 11 years of age. It was alleged that the stepmother complained to prisoner about the child cutting some leather straps, which the stepmother cut herself. Thereupon the prisoner beat his child, put a chain on her ankle, and deprived her of food. The case was adjourned to have the stepmother arrested.
Lloyd's Weekly London Newspaper 16 September 1883
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S. J. Ahern who was for sometime editor of the Northwestern Chronicle and who visited Albert Lea last week is writing a series of letter to the Boston Pilot on the condition of Irishmen on the prairie. He has taken notes from a letter from Freeborn county which will prove to be very interesting and racy.
Freeborn County Standard 18 October 1883
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The following have left Kingstown for England per mail steamers :— . . . Mr. Walter Ahern, . . . 
The Irish Times 22 October 1883
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Bourke Assizes.
Bourke, Friday.   
Timothy O'Hearn, charged with perjury, was bound over to appear when called on.
Maitland Mercury 6 November 1883
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SOUTH BOSTON.
Yesterday morning Bridget O'Hearn, 65 years old, living at 12 Emerson street, fell down the stairs and received severe injuries. Dr. Fogg was called, who pronounced no bones broken.
The Boston Globe 8 November 1883
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LOCAL LINES
Billy Ahern, the plasterer, got into an altercation with the Foley boys at the corner of Melita and Harrison streets last night, and had his face and neck slashed. Ahern hurried to a doctor and had his wounds stitched. He came near to bleeding to death, The Foleys are a bad crowd.
Fort Wayne Daily Sentinel 19 November 1883
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Jerry Foley, who was so badly hacked up in the row on the corner of Grand and Harrison streets last Sunday night, this morning swore out a warrant for the arrest of Will Ahern, whom he says chopped his face into sausage and slashed his hand-me-down coat into ribbons. Jerry was a pretty badly used up individual and wants Justice Ryan to inflict the severest penalty of the law. The case will come up tonight.
Fort Wayne Daily Sentinel 21 November 1883
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EVICTIONS IN THE COUNTY CORK.
Youghal, Thursday   
   A number of evictions were carried out yesterday on the estate of Mr. H. Talbot Ponsonby, a few miles from here. Altogether five tenants were evicted, and two were afterwards allowed in as caretakers. The following parties were those evicted :— Patrick Fitzgerald, rent, £18, amount due, £90; Michael Ahern, rent, £45 10s, amount due, £164 10s; Margaret Ahern, rent, £14 15s, amount due, £56; Edmond Buckley, rent, £35, amount due, £105; and Cornelius Collins, rent, £33 10s, amount due, £117 5s. The latter party is at present undergoing a term of imprisonment for compelling the bailiff who attempted to serve the writ to put it in the fire, where it was consumed.
The Irish Times 23 November 1883
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S. J. Ahern of St. Paul, the bright, hearty and successful life insurance representative left his compliments on our table last Friday.
Freeborn County Standard 28 November 1883
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Local and General Intelligence
A special meeting of the Borough Council was held last evening for the, purpose of considering tenders for the work of the sludge channel. Present : His Worship the Mayor, and Crs. Johnston, S. P. Craig, Thompson, Taylor, Walker, Miller, Chalmers, Morrison, and M'Kinlay. — The following tenders were accepted :—For contract No 3, Patrick Ahern, £137 15s 1d; and ; for contract No 5, Michael Whelan, £198.—It was decided to call for fresh tenders for contract No 4, there being only one tender.—Considerable discussion ensued prior to the settling of the tenders.
Tuapeka Times 12 December 1883
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FROM DALLAS
Prisoners Removed
Sheriff Boyd, of Johnson county, took the following named prisoners to Cleburne this evening, the new jail there having been finished. They had been confined here for safekeeping: W. H. J. Livingston, embezzlement; Doc Martin, killing; Charles Ahern, attempt to release prisoners; James and John Fletcher, theft of horses; Bob Terrill, theft of cattle; Capton Perryman, theft of over $20.
Galveston Daily News 4 February 1884
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Republican Methods in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, February 18th.—Thousands of circulars, purporting to come from the Democratic City Committee, have been received by voters warning those furnished with tax receipts by the Democratic Committee not to vote on such receipts to-morrow, as, through mistake, the Committee neglected to pay the Tax Receiver for them, and all who attempt to vote on the receipts will be arrested. Voters are requested to return the receipts to the city committee by mail. Upon information received by lawyers engaged by the Democrats, they directed warrants to be issued for the arrest of Real Estate Assessor Joseph L. Nabri, William B. Ahern, Secretary of Republican City Executive Committee, and Charles E. Voorhees, an employe of the U. S. Senate, who is a resident of this city.
Daily Alta California 19 February 1884
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POLICE EXAMINATIONS.
The Police Gazette, published last night, contains the names of the constables who passed at the examination recently held by Mr. T. Brodribb, assistant inspector general of education ; Mr. Henry Moors, chief clerk in the Chief Secretary's department and Superintendent Montfort. The test was applied to enable constables and senior constables to qualify themselves educationally for promotion to the rank of sergeant. There were 122 candidates, and the following succeeded, the names being placed in order of merit.
PASSED
Constable John Donnelly, Constable Alexander Hanna Gray, Constable Samuel Eason, Constable Timothy Ahern, . . . 
Melbourne Argus 21 February 1884
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Gymnasium Notes.
J. J. Ahern, catcher of the Brown-Durrell ball team, is getting himself in condition at the Wells.
The Boston Globe 3 March 1884
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Military Matters
The following enlisted men, now at the post of San Antonio, Texas, will return to their proper station, Fort McIntosh, Texas: Private Thomas Ahern, Company D, Sixteenth infantry, Private James Whittaker, Company D, Sixteenth infantry. The Quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.
San Antonio Daily Light 12 March 1884
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The following tenders were received by the Public Works Department :—Dunedin Station, Passenger Building Foundation —Accepted—William Carlton, Dunedin, £1256. Declined—William Ahern, Dunedin, £1278 ; James Small, Dunedin, £1286; George Calder, Dunedin, £1296 ; William Duncan, Dunedin, £1317; George Bain, Dunedin, £1389 ; Patrick Lee, Dunedin, £1464 ; Wm. Barkell, Dnnedin, £1479; F. Siedberg, £1487; John Lothian, £1512.
Wellington Evening Post 15 March 1884
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KERANG POLICE COURT,
FRIDAY, APRIL 4.
(Before Messrs. R. Strickland, P.M., Littleton, Patchell, Westblade, and Keene)
Thomas Duffy was charged with forging and uttering a cheque purporting to be signed by J. O'Hearn. Prisoner pleaded guilty. Constable Woodhouse conducted the case for the Crown. Alexander Mc'Pherson, publican at Koondrook, sworn, said he knew the prisoner. Saw him on 15th March last at witness's house, in the morning. Prisoner wanted something to eat. Supplied him. He paid for it with a cheque drawn in favor of one Duffy and signed John O'Hearn. Asked him if he had left O'Hearn's employ. He said yes, and that O'Hearn had paid him that cheque as wages. Cashed the cheque, giving in return a pound note, half a sovereign, and the balance in silver. The cheque produced is the one. Paid the cheque away to a Mr. Angus, a traveller for a wine and spirit merchant. Three or four days afterwards the cheque was sent to me by the manager of the National Bank, who said it was a forgery. Then handed the cheque to Constable Woodhouse. John O'Hearn, contractor, residing at Kerang, on being sworn, said the prisoner had been in his employ on and off for about six weeks. He finally left on 12th March last. Sent him to Koondrook on that date. Followed, and found him at the half-way house. He did not ask for money. Gave him some about a week before. Started him from the hotel with the horses. He wanted to stop in the dray. Took the horses from him and left him in a paddock. Never paid him by cheque. The one produced is not signed by him. Did not know the writing. To the police: Sometimes the prisoner worked and sometimes he was on the spree. The actual time he worked was about three weeks.

Mary Jane O'Sullivan, widow, in the employ of J. Singleton, Royal Hotel, Koondrook, on being sworn, said she knew the prisoner. On the 15th March he called at the hotel and asked for a blank cheque. Gave him one. He then asked for pen and ink. Witness was in the bar dusting the shelves. Saw prisoner start to write on the cheque. Did not see what he wrote. Fancied he saw her looking, as he put his hand over the cheque. Noticed the cheque was blotched with ink. Prisoner walked towards McPherson's. This was about half-past six or seven in the morning. Saw him afterwards, on that day, coming from the blacks' camp. He did not ask for any drink. The cheque was on the National Bank, Kerang.

J. W. Dagnall, manager of the National Bank, Kerang, sworn, said : On the 14th March a Mr. Angus called at the bank and asked if a cheque he produced was correct. Told him the signature was a forgery. Mr. Angus, at witness's request, left the cheque, which was formally returned to Mr. McPherson. Cannot say the writing on the cheque and on the paper produced are similar. O'Hearn had an operative account at the bank some time ago.

Constable Woodhouse, stationed at Koondrook, sworn, said : On the 14th March last arrested the prisoner on a charge of vagrancy. On searching him found in his pocket a cheque, numbered 45, drawn on the National Bank, Kerang, for £1 5s, in favor of Thomas Duffy, and signed John O'Hearn. Asked prisoner where he got it. He said O'Hearn gave it to him. Told him it was no good because it was blotched. Prisoner said O'Hearn was 'tight' when he wrote it. Produced the cheque found in his pocket.

To prisoner: Left Kerang races for Koondrook on the 12th March. Saw you near the road, lying down. Next day saw you in the blacks' camp. Hunted you out. You seemed to know what you were about. Cautioned you about going there again. Don't think you said anything about being subject to sunstroke affecting your head. This closed the case. Prisoner, who said he had nothing to say to the charge was then committed to take his trial at Sandhurst on the 5th May.

Kerang Times 8 April 1884
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Lawrence Democrats for Breen and Hoar.
LAWRENCE, May 14.—Democratic caucuses were held this evening for the choice of delegates to the National Convention. The following were chosen: . . . Ward 3, Hon. John Breen, David Cahill, Thomas Griffin, D. J. Corcoran, William H. Keefe, John T. Brown, Maurice Lyons, Andrew B. Ahern; . . . 
The Boston Globe 15 May 1884
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MR. BARLING'S MURDERERS.
EACH ACCUSING THE OTHERS OF THE PERPETRATION OF THE CRIME.
   A large crowd gathered in the Harlem Police Court yesterday morning to listen to the examination of Michael Ahearn, James Grady, and Michael Haley, who were arrested on Thursday, charged with the murder of Joseph Barling in the hallway of No. 1,977 Third-avenue. Six hours were consumed in examining the witnesses and the prisoners. Little Eddie Jewell told of his discovery of the body in the hallway as reported in yesterday's TIMES. Annie Maher, whose husband keeps the saloon in the building, testified that the prisoners had been drinking with the murdered man in the saloon, that they afterward led him into the back room, and from there to the hallway where the body was found.
   Alfred Simon, the pawnbroker, at whose shop Barling's clothing was pawned, identified Ahearn and Haley as the men who pledged it, and George Griss testified to the fight between the murderers in his saloon, which led to their arrest. He said the fight was not over a division of the spoils of the murder, of which he knew nothing at the time, but about the payment for the drinks, and he sent for an officer to arrest Ahearn and Grady because he supposed that they had killed Haley.
   The prisoners had been very reticent about the affair, but seeing the chain of evidence closing around them they each made statements, in which they endeavored to save themselves at the expense of their companions in crime. Haley, who is a junk-dealer, was the first to weaken. He said: "Ahearn met me on Third-avenue and asked me to treat. We met Barling on Third-avenue, near One Hundred and Eighth-street, and he gave Grady 25 cents to go to the Polo Grounds with. Ahearn asked him for a quarter and he offered to treat. He took beer and Ahearn took whisky and put half of his whisky in Barling's beer when we drank. We were in the saloon20 minutes when Barling got stupid, and Ahearn and Grady carried him into the hallway. Ahearn came back and brought the coat and shoes. I would not let him put them in my cart. I went with him to the pawnshop, where he pledged them for $5.50, and gave me $1.35 as my share. Then we went to Griss's saloon, where they attacked me. The fight was not about the share, because I was satisfied with what I received. Ahearn told the same story of the meeting and about the money given to Grady, but said that Haley took the coat and shoes and gave him the watch to pawn, "which I did," he said, "and whacked up square and gave each man his share." There was a suggestion made to get snuff to put in Barling's beer to make him drunk. Grady's statement was in the main a repetition of the foregoing, with the usual exception that he claimed to have been in the saloon during the robbery and murder. He said he did not know how he came to have Barling's pocket-book in his possession.
   The prisoners were committed to await the action of the Grand Jury.
   Deputy Coroner Dr. Donlin yesterday made and autopsy upon the body of Barling. A slight contusion was found on the top of the scalp, which was due to violence, and some blue marks under the arms caused, the doctor thinks, by being held firmly there by someone lifting him and pressing firmly against the sides, and also a clot of blood about the size of a pea under the lining of the skull. Dr. Donlin also found that the neck and face, under the skin, were suffused with purplish blood and that the brain was congested. In his opinion the death of Barling was due immediately to cerebral apoplexy, probably brought on by rough treatment by the men or excitement caused by them. The Deputy Coroner was certain, however, from the examination that death was not caused by absolute violence.
New York Times 17 May 1884
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APOPLEXY CAUSED BY VIOLENCE
Coroner Levy held an inquest yesterday in the case of Joseph Barling, who was alleged to have been murdered and robbed by Michael Ahearn, James J. Grady, and Michael Haley, in the lower hall of the house at No. 1,977 Third-avenue, last Thursday. Deputy Coroner Donlin testified that in his opinion Barling died of cerebral apoplexy. In a post-mortem examination he found the man's liver, heart and lungs "out of order." To a juror the witness said that apoplexy might have been caused by undue violence. "Anything unusual in his treatment," said the doctor, "owing to his general condition of ill-health, would have caused death." The Coroner, in his charge to the jury, said that if they found that, although the man's death was due to apoplexy, it was caused by the prisoners while they were committing a felony, they were guikty of murder. The jury found that Barling's death was "due to apoplexy caused by violence at the hands of Ahearn, Grady, and Haley." The prisoners were committed to the Tombs without bail.
New York Times 20 May 1884
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West Maitland Police Court.
MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1884.
(Before Messrs. Yates, P.M., P. Green, B. Scobie, and J. W. Pender, J.P.)
ENTERING ENCLOSED LANDS.—James Thomas Tegg, jun., was charged with having on the 24th May, without lawful excuse, entered certain enclosed lands, situate at Farley, the property of Michael O'Hearn, without his consent. Defendant pleaded guilty, and stated that he was only on the land five minutes. Complainant said the lad, who crossed the land for the purpose of shooting, bad been cautioned before. He did not wish to press the charge.The bench inflicted the nominal fine of 1s, with 4s 10d costs.
Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser 3 June 1884
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SOUTH BOSTON.
Last night about 6.30 o'clock, a horse driven by William O'Hearn of 595 Dorchester avenue, and owned by George F. Dowd of 1179 Washington street, ran away on Dorchester street. O'Hearn and a young man named James Regan of 6 Fay street were thrown out of the wagon, and the latter was picked up insensible. Both were carried into Dr. Cornish's office to be attended to. The wagon was pretty well smashed up before the animal was stopped.
The Boston Globe 10 June 1884
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POSTPONED SCULLING
Hosmer and Hamm, and How They Have Passed the Time Since Saturday—Today's Race.
   Since the postponement, owing to rough water, of the sculling match, which was to have taken place over the Point of Pines course Saturday last, speculation has continued rife as to the probable winner. Saturday the sale of pools were at even figures. A majority of the sporting fraternity seem to consider that the contest this afternoon between Hosmer and Hamm will be rowed upon its merits.
   Hamm has remained at the Point of Pines and has succeeded in doing some pretty severe work upon the water. Yesterday the ocean was tranquil, and twice did the Halifax sculler go over the course. Hosmer brought his boat to Boston, and Sunday did considerable work upon the Charles river. Hosmer, to perfect himself in getting around the buoy, devoted several hours of hard work in practising [sic] turning on Sunday. He also rowed a race of a quarter of a mile with Nick Layberger, defeating him. Yesterday he rowed but once, going out in the evening upon the river, accompanied by Mike Ahern of the West End Club. His condition has wonderfully improved since he arrived from Princeton. Hosmer will insist upon sculling if it is possible for him to launch his shell, as he desires to leave Boston tonight to rejoin his crew at Philadelphia. The referee will at 6 o'clock have the men in readiness for the start.
The Boston Globe 17 June 1884
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BOSTON HIGHLANDS.
The alarm from Box 219 at 3.45 yesterday afternoon was pulled in by Cornelius Ahearn, who discovered smoke issuing from the attic of Florence Kilroy's cottage on Vancouver street. The fire was extinguished with trifling damage.
The Boston Globe 20 June 1884
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DROWNED OFF WHISTLING BUOY.
Charles Clifton of Quincy Falls Overboard
—The Story of John Ahearn.
[Special Despatch to The Sunday Globe.]
QUINCY, June 28.—The family of Charles Clifton, who has been absent from home on a vacation cruise in his yacht Alice since Tuesday received word tonight that he had been drowned near Whistling buoy, off Lynn, at about 2 o'clock this morning. He was accompanied by John Ahearn of 98 Henley street, Charlestown. Ahearn says he was below when he heard Clifton cry out. He came up and saw Clifton struggling in the water. He went to his assistance in a skiff but the unfortunate man went down before he could reach him. Clifton was 39 years old, and leaves a widow and two children. He was employed by Tirrell & Sons, carriage dealers. The John Ahearn referred to above lives at the house of his mother, at 98 Henley street, Charlestown. His story of the drowning of Clifton is as follows:

Not having any work to do the present week, I ran down to Quincy on Monday, and with my friend Clifton, with whom I have been sailing more or less since a year ago last May, started on a cruise. We left Quincy, as near as I can place the time, about 2 o'clock in the afternoon on Monday last. We sailed directly over here to Charlestown, where we put abord some provisions and some bed clothing. We then ran down to the lee of Long Island, where we lay to over night. Monday and Tuesay we cruised around the harbor out into the bay and again hauled up at Long Island, where we remained during Tuesday night, all day Wednesday, on account of the storm, and Wednesday night. Thursday we went in the direction of Little Nahant and Lynn, and Thursday evening we spent ashore in Lynn and about Nahant. We did not drink anything but one glass of ale during our entire trip I am not a drinking man; neither was Clifton.

On Friday we ran down to Marblehead, intending to see the yacht race there, but returned again to Lynn with the intention of going out beyond the light for the purpose of catching codfish. It was late Friday night when we were off Egg Rock light and Little Nahant, and about 10 o'clcok we had supper. After eating the meal Clifton and myself indulged in a smoke. About 11 o'clock he told me that I had better turn in, and, remarking that it was rather a chilly night, he went below and donned an oilskin suit of clothes. He also put on his rubber boots. He told me then that he would call me between 2 and 3 o'clock, that he might turn in and have his share of sleep. I bade him good night and lay down.

Some time afterward—I don't know just how long—I ws awakened by the noise of the boom jibing and by hearing a splash in the water. I rushed on deck, but could not see anything of Clifton, nor did I hear any outcry. I cried out to him, hoping that he might hear; but I got no response. I then cut away the skiff in the hope that if he was anywhere in the vicinity he would climb aboard. Of course I was confused and did not really know what to do. I remained in the vicinity if where I missed him until I thought a longer stay was useless. Then I started for Quincy, where I arrived this afternoon.

How do I think Clifton got into the water? Well, I have only one theory, and that is this: It was warm below, where the fire had been built for the purpose of cooking our supper, and he went on deck to smoke. While there he got drowsy in time, and must have dropped into a doze while sitting on the rail of the yacht, a favorite position for him. While he was dozing, the yacht came up into the wind, and the breeze striking the sail, together with the heavy swell, caused the boom to jibe. As it swung around it struck him on the head, rendering him insensible and throwing him into the water. I cannot account for the sudden disappearance, except that he was insensible and that the weight of his clothes and boots, together with a seven-shooter that he had in his belt, which we occasionally used firing at seals, brought him to the bottom. As I said before, he was not a drinking man, and all the time that I have known him I never knew him to take two glasses of ale in succession, I am not a drinking man either, as anyone in this vicinity that knows me can tell you.

Another thing I would like to have you say—that this accident was not due to carelessness, as I have had six years' experience with the sea, and know how to manage a boat, and that there was no wind, no squall. It was a perfectly calm night, with little or no wind, and I can give no other reason for the accident than what I have already told you. It is a sad affair, and I regret its occurrence as much as one possibly can.

Ahearn is a horseshoer by trade, and up to within a couple of months worked in Quincy. During his two years' residence in Quincy he became acquainted with Clifton and had been his constant companion on similar excursions. Ahearn has lately been employed in Cambridge, but regularly on Saturday nights has gone to Quincy to go yachting.

The Boston Globe 29 June 1884
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MINNESOTA NEWS NOTES
Orders have been issued by Gen. Terry at Fort Snelling, remitting the unexpired portion of the sentence of the general court martial in the case of Lieut. George P. Ahern, Twenty-fifth infantry, who was tried nearly six months ago for absence without leave and disobedience of orders in visiting St. Paul, and sentenced to be reprimanded and to be confined to the limits of his post for one year.
Freeborn County Standard 2 July 1884
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Local Matters
There were two victims at the police court, this morning; James Ahern was charged with a serious assault on his wife. She was unable to be in court; she bears the marks of cruel abuse. Ahern was held in $200 for trial on Tuesday. Thomas Nalligan was fined $1 and costs for simple drunk.
Fitchburg Sentinel 7 July 1884
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O'Hearn, Willie — Mrs. M. O'Hearn, of East Fourth street, is sadly unfortunate in the loss of her infant son, Willie, by falling into the water closet and smothered to death on Monday last. The child was 17 months old and the sadness of the event makes it peculiarly sorrowful to its widowed mother. [Mrs. Mary O'Hearn was the daughter of John Curtin and widow of John Hearn.]
Ohio Liberal 9 July 1884
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A two-year-old son of John O'Herring, of Mansfield, smothered in a privy vault Monday evening.
Bellville Star 10 July 1884
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BIRTHS
AHERN.—On the 23rd May, at Hughendon, at the residence of W. M. Jones, Esq., the wife of John Ahern, Sub-lnspector of Police, Muttaburra, of a daughter.
The Queenslander 12 July 1884
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—Tim Ahern, the popular road master on the Milwaukee road, one of the solid Irish American Democrats, announces that he shall vote for Blaine and Logan [Republican candidates for President and Vice- President]. Even in Iowa the leaven is working.
Postville Review 9 August 1884
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Barns Burned
Yesterday afternoon the fire department was called to box No. 17, and upon arrival at the scene, the barns of ex-Councilman James Smith and Thomas Ahern situated on Hoagland avenue were found in flames. The fire originated in the structure owned by Mr. Smith, and owing to the extremely long distance from the Second Ward engine house, where all the apparatus is stored, the flames had already comminicated to the building owned by Mr. Ahern, and was nearly consumed before water could be brought into play upon the few charred boards remaining. The loss sustained by Mr. Smith is estimated at three hundred dollars, and that of Mr. Ahern is five hundred. Both were partially covered by insurance.
Fort Wayne Daily Gazette 19 August 1884
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ABINGTON LIQUOR CASES.
Several Parties Fined on Spotter Testimony for Illegal Sale.
ABINGTON, August 21.—The District Court room at Abington was packed with spectators today, drawn thither by the trial of a number of South Abington liquor dealers. A week ago last Saturday night, South Abington officers, assisted by officers from Brockton, Abington and Rockland, made a wholesale raid upon suspected vendors of tanglefoot. The two drug stores and the Hobart House and Hotel Bates were included in the list of victims. At all of the places visited, with the exception of the Hobart House and Hotel Bates, small quanitities of liquors were seized. The former place is claimed to be a temperance house, while the proprietor of the latter place agreed to c ome into court and face the music by pleading guilty and paying the fine, if the officers would refrain from searching the premises. This the officers assented to, and the proprietor fulfilled his promise by walking up to the captain's office last Thursday morning and contributing $50 and the cost of prosecution towards greasing the wheels of the county machinery. The proprietors of the two drug stores also paid a similar amount each.

At the same time John Luddy, William Ahearn, James Conway, Samuel Boyce and Frank Harding were also arraigned before Judge Kelley for the illegal sale of intoxicating liquors, and the cases were continued until today, owing to the absence of an important government witness, John King of East Bridgewater, a “spotter,” who it was claimed had been assaulted by South Abington parties in Boston on the previous Saturday evening, one of whom (a woman) had been arrested, King being held as a witness. Hosea Kingman appeared for the government, while the defendants were represented by Hon. Jesse E. Keith and Robert O. Harris. Upon King's testimony, corroborated by the officers, Luddy, Ahearn, Conway and Boyce were severally fined $50 and costs. Harding was discharged.

The Boston Globe 22 August 1884
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CAPT. REED'S STATEMENT
The Triana's Service in Towing the Schooner into Vineyard Haven
The fourth day's session of the court of inquiry to investigate the collision of the United States steamer Tallapoosa and the schooner James S. Lowell, was held yesterday at the navy yard, beginning at 10 a.m. The members of the court present were Captain D. B. Harmony, U. S. N., president; Captain R. T. Bradford, U. S. N.; Captain F. M. Bunce, U. S. N.; Lieutenant Commander C. J. Emily, U. S. N., judge-advocate; Lieutenant Merry, U. S. N., occupied a seat to the left of the judge-advocate, and next to his counsel, Lieutenant Wainwright, U. S. M. C. James Ahern, of the United States ship Wabash, was in attendance as recorder. . . . 
The Boston Globe 6 September 1884
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SHOCKING DEATH FROM BURNING.—An extraordianry and fatal occurrence has taken place at Curryglass, near Tallow, by which a farmer named Michael Ahern has lost his life. Deceased suffered from a pain in his leg, and was recommended to use paraffin oil. Having rubbed the leg with oil a bandage saturated with oil was wrapped around the affected part and fastened. Soon after a light set the bandage in a blaze. It burned furiously and ignited the deceased's clothes, and before it was possible to extinguish the flames of the paraffin, the deceased was so burned that he died from the effects in a few hours afterwards.
The Irish Times 12 September 1884
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HORRIBLE DEATH OF A FARMER
A shocking occurrence is reported from Curryglass, in County Waterford. A farmer named Ahearn had bathed his leg and bound it with a bandage saturated with paraffin oil, when it caught fire and blazed furiously, setting his clothes aflame, and so horribly burning him that death resulted some time afterwards.
Edinburgh Courant 13 September 1884
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Local Flashes from our Local Exchanges
 . . . John O'Hearn and John Booth, who were lost in the fog from sch. Camilla on Grand Banks, were picked up by sch. Eldorado of Boston and carried to Mt. Desert.
Barnstable Patriot 14 September 1884
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John O'Hearn, who is charged with stabbing Cornelius Reilley, with a knife, was to-day held by Judge Bergen for the action of the Grand Jury.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 16 September 1884
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ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND.
SECOND UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION IN MEDICINE.
 . . . The Examiners have further recommended that the following candidates be also adjudged to have passed the examination :— James Aherne, Cork ;  . . . 
The Irish Times 1 October 1884
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DEMOCRATS OF LYNN
LYNN, October 13.—The Democrats of the Show City were on deck this evening and opened the campaign in a manner that indicated an immense vote will be cast for Cleveland and Hendricks and Lovering. The Coliseum, the largest hall in the city, had been engaged for the meeting, and it was crowded to its utmost capacity to accommodate the crowd gathered to hear the speeches. . . . The stage was crowded with representative Democrats. The meeting was called to order by Alfred A. Mower, Esq., who read the following list of officers: President, James H. Sisk; vice-presidents, General Benjamin F. Peach, Jr., Hon. Hiram N. Breed, Dr. C. A. Ahern, . . . 
The Boston Globe 14 October 1884
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   A fourth arrest has been made in connexion with the homicide of a young soldier, corporal Ashworth, who lost his life on Sunday night last in a violent altercation with civilians at Ringabella, near Camden Fort, where the deceased was stationed. The prisoner, whose name is Jeremiah Ahern, is the son of a farmer. He is believed to have been one of the men who attacked Ashworth and his comrade after leaving the publichouse at Ringabella. The soldiers were at the time in company with some young women belonging to the neighbourhood, and a jealous feeling on the part of a native swain is supposed to have led to the attack.
The Times 27 October 1884
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THE MURDER OF A SOLDIER
A farmer's son, named Jeremiah Ahern, was arrested on Saturday night at Ringabella, County Cork, charged with complicity in the murder of Corporal Ashworth, of the Lancashire Fusiliers.
Edinburgh Courant 27 October 1884
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DIED [sic]
AHERN—McMAHON.—In this city, 8th inst., by Rev. John M. Mulcahy, Daniel Ahern and Ellen C. McMahon, both of this city.
The Boston Globe 29 October 1884
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A Workman's Train Strikes a Hand-Car.
M ARSHFIELD , October 29. — This morning a workman's train on the Old Colony railroad, while rounding a short curve east of the North Weymouth station, struck a hand-car containing five section hands, and hurled it from the track. Two of the men, Clifford and Ahern, were quite badly injured.
The Boston Globe 30 October 1884
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ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND.
MATRICULATION EXAMINATION.
The following candidates have passed this Examination:—  . . . Patrick L. Aherne . . . 
The Irish Times 30 October 1884
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The jury in the Ahern case found for the defendant. Ahern was sued by his wife for surety of the peace.
Fort Wayne Daily Gazette 26 November 1884
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PROBATE AND MATRIMONIAL DIVISION
Before Judge Warren
Patrick Whelan v. William Ahern and Terence Ahern
   This suit was instituted by the plaintiff to establish a will dated the 25th of April 1884, alleged to have been executed that day by John Ahern, late of Mount Uniacke, in the County of Cork who died on the 8th of June, 1884. The plaintiff, who is the son-in-law of the deceased, was named as executor of the will. The defendants, who are brothers of the deceased, impeach the document on the usual grounds, including charges of undue influence and fraud.
   Mr. Alexander Holmes (instructed by Messrs. Hodnett and Son) moved that the trial should take place before a common jury of the City of Dublin.
   Mr. Charles H. Teeling (instructed by Mr. A. J. Spratt, Youghal) appeared for the defendants, and submitted that as all the paries to the suit were belonging to the farming class the case should be tried by a county jury, who, he said, would be better qualified than a city jury to appreciate agricultural modes of thought and action.
   The Court fixed the trial for the 18th instant, by the city jury.
The Irish Times 2 December 1884
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A Boy's Trip For Fun
Meriden, Conn., Dec. 13.—Joseph Ahern, 16 years old, the son of a leading merchant of this place, was brought home to-day from a New-York town by officers who have been seeking him and a horse and carriage which he secured about a week ago under false pretenses. He has been making a tour of the country for amusement's sake.
New York Times 15 December 1884
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DESPARATE ASSAULT AT LIMERICK.
On Monday a violent assault was made upon Terence O'Neill, a Dublin baker, employed at Sir John Arnott's new bakery, Bedford row. . . . This is the fifth or sixth attack that has been made upon the staff employed at the new bakery. Shortly after the opening of the establishment Michael Ahern, foreman baker, and Patrick Toom, journeyman, natives of Cork, were walking down Bank place when they were attacked by about a dozen persons, knocked down, and beaten with sticks, the former being the more severely injured of the two.
The Irish Times 17 January 1885
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It was reported by telegram on Monday to the Commissioner for Police by Sub-inspector John Ahern, Muttaburra, that on Friday afternoon last a man named Patrick Caroll, native of County Tipperary, Ireland, was drowned in the Landsborough River. He was endeavouring to cross the river on horseback, when he was drowned in view of several persons on the opposite bank. The body was recovered almost immediately after the sad occurrence.
The Brisbane Courier 4 February 1885
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NAVAL & MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
The following appointments were made at the Admiralty yesterday :— . . . John L. Aherne, B. A., surgeon, to the Sultan . . . 
The Times 5 February 1885
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Four men, named Jeremiah Murphy, John Cronin, Daniel Casey, and Jeremiah Ahern, were charged at a special session held on November 2, at Fountainstown, county Cork, with the wilful murder of Corporal Ashworth, of the Lancaster Fusileers, stationed at Fort Camden. After a lengthy inquiry, Murphy and Casey were committed for trial, the other two being discharged. It transpired that Cronin had endeavoured to protect Private Jordan, who was in deceased's company.
North Australian 13 February 1885
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Death of Henry Ahearn
WASHINGTON, Ga., February 22.—[Special]—Mr. Henry Ahearn died last night from injuries received by a bale of hay falling upon him while rolling a barrel in the warehouse of Mr. J. A. Benson, by whom he was employed. The hay, weighing about two hundred pounds, fell about ten feet upon his head, knocking it against the barrel he was moving. He was a promising young man of eighteen or twenty years of age.
The Atlanta Constitution 23 February 1885
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The Salem Club's Benefit.
The benefit of the Salem Polo Club last night at the Salem rink was a decided success. There were about 1000 persons present. A game of polo between Salem and Lowell resulted in three straight goals being won by the Salem team. Professor P. H. Welch of Lowell gave a fine exhibition of club swinging, Sergeant Ahern and his Salem midgets a fine exhibition drill, and Professor C. C. Strout, the champion burlesque skater, appeared in his new acts. The exhibitions closed with a three-handed game of polo by the Salem club.
The Boston Globe 21 March 1885
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BOSTON'S DEMOCRACY
After weeks of informal caucusing on street corners and other rallying points of the sovereign citizens of Boston, the Democrats met in formal caucuses last night in their respective wards. . . . 
Ward Four
When Thomas Healey called the Ward 4 caucus to order last evening in the Bunker Hill school house on Baldwin street, the wardroom contained about 500 people. The choice of chairman resulted in the unanimous election of Burnett McNellis, who proceeded to the appointment of the following gentlemen to count the ballots: Thomas Fay, William Ahern, John Riley, Fred Stearns, William Welch. . . . 
The Boston Globe 1 April 1885
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STABBED BY ITALIANS.
Murderous Assault on Two Weymouth Men.
Attacked by a Dozen of the Sons of Italy and Left on the Roadside for Dead.
Probability That One of the Victims Will Die.
   EAST WEYMOUTH, May 18.—The details of a serious stabbing affair which occurred last evening between a party of Irishmen and Italians near the “Hotel d'Italie,” the headquarters of the workmen employed in the construction of the water works, have come to light this morning. The story of the affray, as near as can be learned, is about as follows:
   A party of men, among whom were Patrick Lines and James Sullivan of Weymouth Landing, and Michael Ahearn, John Ahearn, Daniel McCarty and James McGuire of East Weymouth, passed the evening in a house on Broad street place. They left this house and started for home at about 9.30 o'clock. Sullivan left the party and started off in advance. When he had gone some distance away, his companions saw several men approach him, and their actions indicated that they were fighting. As Sullivan's companions approached, they ran and left Sullivan. Sullivan and his party then started over Broad street. When near the building occupied by the Italians, they were attacked again, as they claim, by a party of about a dozen Italians. Lines and Sullivan were the only ones believed to be seriously injured, the rest of the party escaping by running. Lines rushed into the house of John McCarty, which is near the scene of the contest, and cried, “I am murdered.” The blood was pouting from a dozen stabs on the back and head, and he was weak from the loss of the vital fluid. Shortly afterward John Ahearn was passing near the scene of the assault, and hearing groans coming from a sand-pit by the roadside, investigated and found Sullivan lying there nearly dead from loss of blood, which was oozing from a dozen wounds. Obtaining assistance, Sullivan was removed to McCarty's residence and a messenger despatched for Dr. John C. Fraser.
   Dr. Fraser was soon on the spot. He found the men in a critical condition. Lines had an ugly looking cut under the left shoulder blade, which penetrated the left lung for some distance. The bones of the left arm were broken in numerous places. The ball of the left thumb was laid open by a clean cut, and the right forefinger was also cut. Upon the head, back and shoulders were a half-dozen more cuts and stabs of less importance. The physician considers his condition as critical.
   An examination of Sullivan's wounds revealed the fact that the bones of the left arm were shattered, as in the case of Lyons [sic]. There were also two bad cuts on the left arm, one above and one below the elbow. A scalp wound laying the bone bare and numerous minor cuts upon the body.
   It is the opinion of the doctor that the wounds were made with a short instrument like a stilleto [sic]. The wounds were dressed by Dr. Fraser and the men were doing as well as can be expected this morning. During the melee, Michael Ahearn, one of the attacked party, was assaulted by a short thick-set Italian who came up behind and caught him by the neck. Ahearn turned quickly and seizing his assailant hauled him into the gutter. While the fight was in progress eye-witnesses of the affray state that a dozen shots were fired from the building occupied by the Italians.
   The occupants of James McCue's house, which is near the place where Ahearn discovered Sullivan, heard the disturbance, and heard a noise emanating from the spot where Sullivan was afterwards found as if some one was beating a sand bag.
   District Police Officer Thomas and Officers Pratt and Peare are investigating the matter.
The Boston Globe 18 May 1885
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Drowned.
Sacramento, May 30th.—Yesterday afternoon Patrick Ahern and another young man went down the river to have a swim. They swam about for some time, and finally Ahern was missed by his companion. The latter took the boat and rowed about, but without finding the missing man. Ahern arrived on this coast only a few weeks ago from Chicago, and was aged about twenty years.
Daily Alta California 31 May 1885
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Citation
THOMAS AHEARN Assistant Foreman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 11 On the seventh of June, 1885, at No. 312 East Hudson Street, at personal risk, and by climbing up the front of the building, rescued a boy, Isidore Schnneiber, was cut off from escape. The same day, Ahearn, with Gustave Fuhrmann, of Hook and Ladder Co. No. 6, went to an alarm of fire at No. 49 Pitt Street; Joseph and Annie Granger, children, were imprisoned in a room on the fourth floor, and ascent by the stairs was impossible. Ahearn and Fuhrmann mounted the fire escape and saved them.
History of the New York Fire Department
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SAD DROWNING ACCIDENT.
Charlie Ahearn Drowned in the Connecticut
Charlie Ahearn, the 12-year-old son of Patrick Ahearn, who was drowned near the Hadley bridge Thursday afternoon, was an unusually bright lad and the pet of the family. He was for some time a newsboy connected with this office, and his sudden death was felt by his companions and associates. With his older brother, James, he undertook to wade from a sandbar below the bridge to the Northampton shore, when he stepped into a deep place where the current was very strong. Being unable to swim, he sank and was carried downstream. His brother, who is a swimmer but not a stong lad, started for his rescue, and succeeded in reaching him, but was seized by the drowning boy with so desparate a clutch that both seemed likely to drown. Albert Ripley of Amherst college who happened to be in a canoe off the bank above, jumped into the water and struck out for the struggling boys, whom he succeeded in disengaging, so that James could swim ashore and save himself. His efforts to save Charlie were not as successful, however, as, weighted down with his clothing and hampered by the struggles of the boy, he was soon exhausted. Having the swift current to contend with, it was all he could do to reach the shore after freeing himself from the grasp of the boy whom he found he could not save. After he left him, Charlie threw up his hands above the water once and disappeared several rods below the scene of the attempted rescue. The alarm was given in town as soon as possible and the father drove rapidly to the river. but could find no trace of the boy. Boats were put out and divers commenced their search, which was carried on until late in the evening, while the river was dragged by torchlight late in the night with no success. It is not likely that the remains will be recovered for several days, as of a half dozen boys drowned near the same place, the bodies were not recovered until they were washed up on the banks between Hockanum and Smith's Ferry. In the meantime the suspense of the parents is painful. [See 10 August 1885.]
Hampshire Daily Herald 7 August 1885
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ALL OF THE BOYS BURIED.
But All But One Are Finally Taken Out of the Ruins Alive.
CHICAGO, June 21.—Between 7 and 8 o'clock last evening, half a dozen boys were playing about an unoccupied two-story frame house at No. 180 Carroll avenue. The structure collapsed, burying in its ruins James F. Kelly, Eugene Kehoe, Joseph Wall and Charles F. O'Hearn, son of Daniel O'Hearn, who owns the building. All of the boys except Kelly were rescued, though they sustained more or less injuries. Kelly was smothered in the debris and was dead when taken out. He was about 16 years old, and his companions were about the same age. Charles O'Hearn had his spine hurt, but will recover. The others were only slightly injured. The cause of the disaster was the giving away of stilts, about twelve feet in height, which supported the building.
The Boston Globe 22 June 1885
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A Stabbing Affray.
Lawrence, Mass., July 1.   
In a drunken fracas on Middle street this evening, James Ahearn stabbed Catherine Manning severely. Ahearn was arrested.
Daily Kennebec Journal 2 July 1885
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The Patriarchal at St. Paul
The various Temples, delegates and friends of the Patriarchal Circle of Odd Fellows gathered in large numbers at St. Paul, on the 8th inst., and were hospitably entertained. . . . The competitive drill was a highky interesting event. The judges for the occasion were Lieut. G. J. Sweet, Lieut. George S. Andrews and Lieut. George P. Ahern, all of the Twenty-fifth infantry, Fort Snelling.
Eau Claire News 18 July 1885
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BY THE SEA
OLD ORCHARD BEACH
Following are among the Massachusetts arrivals this week:
From Lowell —  . . . Mrs. O'Hearn

Marshfield
Among the arrivals at Churchill's Hotel are Mr. M. R. Holmes, E. M. Bixby, H. F. Kneeland, William Ahern, Miss Mary Ahern, Mrs. F. T. Plaisted, Miss Lottie Sterne, Samuel B. Sterne, P. Donovan and wife, Boston; . . . 

The Boston Globe 26 July 1885
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The Body Found
The body of Charlie Ahearn, who was drowned in the Connecticut, Thursday, was recovered by the diver near where he went down. His funeral was very largely attended, Saturday, over 80 carriages being in the procession.
Hampshire Daily Herald 10 August 1885
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O'Hearn, — A five-year old son of Mrs. O'Hearn, of 138 E. Fourth Street, took sick Saturday night and died at nine o'clock Monday morning. Membranous croup was the complaint.
Mansfield Herald 13 August 1885
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Police Court
This week Dennis Ahearn paid $8 and costs for an assault on Jennie Flaherty.
Arlington Advocate 21 August 1885
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POLICE COURT.—In the Police Court yesterday . . . James Ahearn was convicted of disturbing the peace at Henry Kohne's saloon and will receive sentence this morning. Henry Kohne, accused of disturbing Ahearn's peace, was discharged.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 29 September 1885
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John Ahern's Death.
Judge Sullivan and a jury were engaged yesterday in trying the suit of Catherine Ahern, administratrix of the estate of John Ahern, vs. J. W. McGerry, Thomas Adams and William Kibbe, to recover $100,000 damages for the death of plaintiff's husband. The deceased was a hack-driver, and had a stand at the corner of Geary and Kearny streets. On the 29th of June, 1883, the defendants were notified to remove a flagstaff on their building, as it was dangerous. They hired McGerry to saw it off. He went to work, and notified the deceased to get out of the way. He refused, and was killed by the falling flagstaff.
Daily Alta California 14 October 1885
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ALLEGED SWINDLING
Two Central Contractors Victimize their Workmen.
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 31—Fifteen or more laborers who have been working under Matthew McCabe and Thos. Ahern, sub-contractors in the Wisconsin's new Chicago line, claim to have been victimized by the latter two in a confidence game. McCabe and Ahern completed their Central contract and announced that they wanted men to work on a new contract taken near Prairie du Chien. They collected $7.90 from each of the fifteen or more who agreed to go, this amount to purchase them transportation. The men were to report here and leave on the early train this morning. They were on hand but no McCabe and Ahern can be found. The men reported their case to the police and steps will be taken to find the whereabouts of the alleged swindlers.
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern 31 October 1885
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   Seven men have been arrested at Killorglin in connexion with the moonlight raid upon the house of the man Doyle, who, it will be remembered, captured, with the assistance of his sons, a man named Casey, who was the ringleader of the party. The seven prisoners consist of three brothers named Tagney, from the Gap of Dunloe, a fourth man of the same name, Michael Meara, Denis Hallassey, and James Ahern. The arrests are attributed to information communicated to the constabulary by a man named Brien, a fugitive from justice, who happened to be concealed in Doyle's house on the night of the attack, and who, it is said, assisted Doyle in repelling the assailants and in seizing the leader of the gang.
The Times 3 November 1885
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Liquor Selling in Somerville
In the Somerville Police Court, today, Michael Ahern, Proprietor of the "Shamrock," Brick Bottom district, was fined $50 and costs for keeping a liquor nuisance.
The Boston Globe 11 December 1885
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IRELAND
Seven men have been arrested at Killorglin in connection with the moonlight raid upon the house of the man Doyle, who, it will be remembered, captured, with the assistance of his sons, a man named Casey, who was the ringleader of the party. The seven prisoners consist of three brothers named Tagney, from the Gap of Dunloe, a fourth man of the same name, Michael Meara, Denis Hallassey, and James Ahern. The arrests are attributed to information communicated to the constabulary by a man named Brien, a fugitive from justice, who happened to be concealed in Doyle's house on the night of the attack, and who, it is said, assisted Doyle in repelling the assailants and in seizing the leader of the gang.
The Sydney Morning Herald 14 December 1885
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Unclaimed letters to the following addresses are lying at the Post Office :— Lewis Railin, Thomas Ahern, Annie Barlow, and Richard Wilson.
Grey River Argus 15 December 1885
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HOTHAM LICENSING BENCH.
Mr. Alley, P.M., and Messrs. Wilson and Henderson, J's.P., sat as a licensing court, and granted the following renewals: Julia Ahern, Turf Club Hotel ; . . . 
North Melbourne Advertiser 18 December 1885
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Personal
Mr. Daniel Ahern, long the cutter in Louis Connart's tailoring establishment, has recently received news of the death of a cousin leaving a fortune of $250,000 of which he is supposed to be one of the heirs. He has written for further particulars.
Sycamore True Republican 16 January 1886
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MARRIAGE INTENTIONS
John Ahern, 31, and Delia N. Tully, 29
The Boston Globe 31 January 1886
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CURRENT EVENTS
W. F. Ahern, an express agent residing at Oswego, N. Y., has fallen heir to $115,000 by the death of his uncle, who was a London banker.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 2 February 1886
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A MESSENGER'S GOOD FORTUNE
OSWEGO, N. Y., Feb. 1.—W. F. Ahearn, and express messenger of the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad and a resident of this city, has fallen heir to $115,000 by the death of an uncle, who was a London banker.
New York Times 2 February 1886
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CASE OF POISONING.
Fashionable circles in Montreal have had a shock of excitement due to the fact that eight or ten members of the Metropolitan Club partook of poisoned soup at a banquet given by one of their number. The gentlemen were, as usual, jolly over the banquet, and noticed nothing unusual till nearly the close. Then came a collapse. Nausea and vomiting were pretty general among the guests. An alarm was quickly given, and to add to the scenes of terror and astonishment which ensued in the banquet-room, several of the servants were also attacked with poison symptoms. Emetics were administered, and Dr. Craik was sent for. The most seriously affected were John Atkin, W. Price, and J. F. Cotton. Ewen M'Lennan, M. Braithwaite, of the Bank of Montreal ; M. Bonsfield, George Ahern, and George M'Lea were among those less dangerously affected. All are out of danger. The greatest mystery appears to prevail among the attaches of the Club concerning the poisoning (says an American paper) none of them being willing to express an opinion as to the object of the perpetrator of the outrage. A prominent member being asked what he thought of the affair, said :—"I have my suspicions, but dare not make them public at present. There is no doubt, however, in my mind that the culprit will be brought to justice." The Police Magistrate is investigating the affair, and the police are quietly active in search of a clue that may lead to a solution of the mystery.
Colonist 2 February 1886
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DIED ON HIS WAY TO PRISON
SCRANTON, Penn., Feb. 16.—John Ahearn, who was convicted of bigamy in this city the other day and sentenced to 18 months in the Eastern Penitentiary, died on the train a few miles from Scranton this morning while on his way to Philadelphia with eight other convicts in the custody of the Sheriff. Ahearn, who appeared to be in robust health when he started out from the jail, was shackled to a horse thief named Levi Snyder, whith whom he occupied the same seat, and he had been dead several minutes before his manacled companion made the discovery.

Ahearn came to this city four years ago. He wooed and won pretty Kate Mahoney, and they were married a few months ago. Shortly after the marriage Ahran [sic] went West and obtained employment in Michigan. He corresponded regularly with his young wife, and the first shadow that fell between them was the appearance here of a woman who told the duped girl that Ahearn had a wife a[nd] three children in Swansea, Wales, where he lived several years. The story made a sensation and Ahearn was telegraphed for on urgent business. He was arrested on his arrival and confronted on the trial for bigamy with the certificate of his marriage in Wales. It is thought that his death to-day was the result of heart disease. He seemed intelligent and felt his disgrace keenly. The girl who was duped by him has been ill for several days owing to the sad affair and is dying.

New York Times 17 February 1886
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John Ahearn, who was convicted of bigamy in Scranton, Penn., and sentenced to eighteen months in the Eastern Penitentiary, died on the train while on his way to Philadelphia with eight other convicts in the custody of the Sheriff.
The Laurens Advertiser 24 February 1886
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PROMOTIONS AND TRANSFERS.
The Fire Commissioners yesterday promoted Assistant Foreman Thomas J. Ahearn, of Hook and Ladder Company No. 11, to be Foreman, and assigned him to Engine Company No. 32. Assistant Foreman Edward F. Croker, of Engine Company No. 33 was made Foreman of Engine Company No. 6, and Assistant Foreman John H. White, of Engine Company No. 12, was made Foreman of that company. The following transfers of Foremen were ordered: Charles Chambers from Engine Company No. 17 to Engine Company No. 49; John Binns from Engine Company No. 27 to Hook and Ladder Company No. 10; Arnot Spence from Engine Company No. 52 to Engine Company No. 27; George Erb from Engine Company No. 19 to Engine Company No. 17; James H. Monroe from Engine Company No. 6 to Hook and Ladder Company No. 5; John Dwyer from Engine Company No. 10 to Engine Company No. 19; Henry W. McAdans from Engine Company No. 32 to Engine Company No. 17.
New York Times 25 February 1886
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BOSTON COLLEGE NOTES
Saturday was the last day on which the names of candidates for the nine would be received. The names of the candidates for the several positions are as follows: Pitcher, W. E. Meade, '88; catcher, T. F. Gunning, '89, E. A. Quirk, '87, W. J. Sheehan, '88; first base, M. J. Ahern, '87, T. F. McCarty, '88, E. J. Callahan, '88; second, C. D. Rooney, '86, P. H. Ford, '87, C. M. O'Connor, '87; third, A. A. Judge, '88, P. F. McDonough, '88, E. J. Callahan, '88; short stop, J. E. Sullivan, '86; fielders, F. J. Kelleher, '86, J. E. Kelly, '87, D. J. McLaughlin, '88, J. E. O'Shea, '88. All the fielders have played the positions on class nines, and Kelly, Kelleher, Sullivan and Quirk were on last year's college team. McLaughlin and McCarty, candidates for first, have played on their class teams and the second college nine, and Ahern has filled that position at Phillips Exeter Academy on his class team ('86). . . . 
The Boston Globe 2 March 1886
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TARRING AN IRISH BAILIFF
Intelligence from Youghal yesterday states that a process-server named Ahern, on going to serve summonses near Villierstown, county Waterford, on fisherman who refused to pay more than 10s. each on their 30s. fishing licenses, was stopped by a number of men dressed as women, who deprived him of his papers, stripped him, tarred him all over, and then let him go.
Manchester Guardian 7 March 1886
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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
Affiliation Case.—Mr. Allen R.M. occupied the Bench this afternoon and had before him the case of May White v. John Ahearn, an information for neglecting to support an illegitimate child, now two years old, of which defendant is alleged to be the father. Mr. M'Nab appeared for the complainant, Mr. Rogers for the defendant. Both parties lived in the Kaituna. Complainant is a married woman whose husband left her eight years ago. Defendant is a laborer. Besides the mother's evidence there was the testimony of her sister, who said that defendant admitted the paternity in the presence of several persons. Mr. Rogers contended that the information ought to have been laid within six months of the birth, but, after the legal argument on both aides, His Worship overruled the objection. The case was then adjourned until Thursday the 25th instant at three o'clock, to enable defendant to produce evidence. He was ordered to pay for the witnesses' attendance to-day, and for complainant's detention in town, and £2 2s for Mr. M'Nab's fee.
Marlborough Express 12 March 1886
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TRAGIC DEATH OF A WELSH BIGAMIST
Particulars have reached Swansea of the tragic death of a bigamist from that town at Philadelphia. It appears that the deceased, John Ahearn, who formerly resided at Swansea, and was connected with a large iron works some time ago, suddenly deserted his wife and three children and sailed for America, and settled down at Scranton, in the United States. He there married a Miss Kate Mahony, a young lady of respectable connections, about the middle of last month. However, a young woman who had known Ahearn in Wales told his young wife of his perfidy. The unfaithful Romeo denied that he had been previously married, but he was confronted with the certificate of his Welsh marriage, and immediate action was taken by the friends of his new spouse. After a long, sensational trial, Ahearn was convicted for bigamy, and sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment. He was being conveyed by rail from Scranton to the penitentiary at Philadelphia, and was shackled to a horse thief, but before reaching Philadelphia Ahearn's head suddenly dropped over his fellow-prisoner, and he died almost instantly. Miss Mahony has suffered much since she learned of her betrayal, and is reported to be dying.
The Irish Times 13 March 1886
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THE SEPARATIONISTS IN LONDON.
"ANGLO-AUSTRALIAN" writes in the European Mail of 20th January:— Dr. [Joseph] Ahearne is now busy, with the Hon. Harold Finch-Hatton, in the endeavour to form North Queensland into a separate colony. He is labouring hard to remove the prejudice created by what are certainly very calumnious statements as to the Queensland planters being interested in a species of slave trade. The population of the proposed colony would be, I believe, about 60,000 ; at present, the petition to be presented to the Queen—or rather, let me say, Parliament—has some 5000 signatures. I hear a good deal on this topic in my daily intercourse with colonists, and very various indeed are the opinions expressed. There is unquestionably a good deal of opposition among Southern Queenslanders to the project, and Dr Ahearne has all his work well cut out for him.
The Brisbane Courier 19 March 1886
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BOSTON COLLEGE NOTES
At the meeting of the senior debating society, held yesterday, the exercises comprised of an oration by P. H. Ford, '87, and the discussion of the following question: “Res9olved. That home rule would benefit the Irish people.” The debaters were Timothy J. Murphy, '88, Patrick F. McDonough, '88, affirmative; Frank J. Weller, '88, and James A. O'Rourke, '88, negative. . . . Murphy opened by citing the wrongs to which Ireland has for long been subjected, and proved that she could creditably govern herself. Weller maintained that the Irish people would in time be dissatisfied with self-government, and just as the liberated slaves of our country, would long to return to dependence. McDonough, although slightly indisposed, made an excellent plea for home rule, showing how the condition of Ireland would be improved were it granted. O'Rourke stated that the people of Ulster objected to home rule, and that Ireland had already consumed too much time in making a beginning, without accomplishing her purpose. The debate was then opened to the house, and O. J. Doherty, '87, J. B. L. Delaney, '87, Joseph G. Anderson, '87, spoke for the affirmative, and M. J. Ahern, '87, and M. M. Carroll for the negative. The judges decided, both on the merits of the debate and on the merits of the question, in the affirmative.
The Boston Globe 20 March 1886
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BOSTON COLLEGE NOTES
Yesterday, the feast of the Assumption, a reception of postulants into the Senior Sodality was held in the upper church, Rev. Edward V. Boursaud, S. J., officiating. The following were admitted to membership: Michael J. Ahern, '87; Thomas J. Daley, '88; James E. Murphy, '89; Michael J. Crowley, '89; William J. Kenney, '89, and James J. O'Malley. After the reception Father Boursaud delivered a sermon on the duties and responsibilities of a sodalist. The services were concluded by all singing the “Te Deum.” Charles E. McLaughlin, '89, presided at the organ.
The Boston Globe 26 March 1886
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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS
Affiliation Case.—In the Resident Magistrate's Court, yesterday afternoon, before Mr. Allen, R.M., the further hearing of the affiliation case, White v. Ahearn, was proceeded with. Mr. M'Nab appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Rogers for the defendant. Mrs. Ann Oliver, of the Reefer's Rest Hotel, Deep Creek, Mrs. Amelia Clarke, and William Patterson, shoemaker, Okaramio, all deposed to admissions by the complainant that Robert Mitchell, a miner of Wakamarina, was the father of the child and John Bellman, a miner, was called to contradict the admission by the defendant to Mrs. Hatton. Mr. M'Masters, and Mrs. Rutledge, all of the Wakamarina, that the defendant was the father of the child. Mr. M'Nab, after commenting on the fact that the defendant, who was present, was not put into the witness box, called Robert Mitchell on his summons, but he did not appear, and it transpired that he had not been tendered his conduct money. M'Masters was then called, and deposed to the admission by the defendant of his paternity to the child, as previously deposed by Mrs. Hatton. An adjournment was then granted for the purpose of calling further evidence for the complainant, costs of the day to balance the costs granted to the complainant on the previous hearing. The case will come on again on Thursday, April 8th, at 3 p.m.
Marlborough Express 26 March 1886
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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
Affiliation Case.—The long pending affiliation summons, Mrs. May White v. Ahearn, both parties being Kaituna people, came to an end yesterday afternoon. After hearing rebutting evidence in favor of the plaintiff (a married woman, whose husband left her some years ago), Mr. Allen R.M. held that defendant was father of the child, and ordered him to pay 4s per week until it attained the age of 14 years. Defendant was also ordered to pay £21, made up of £16 costs, witnesses expenses, and Counsel's fee, and £5 the medical and other expenses of the confinement. Mr. McNab appeared for the claimant, and Mr. Rogers for the defendant. Notice of appeal was given on the ground that the absence of Mrs. White's husband had not been properly proved. Each party left the Court in company with a large number of friends, and the case seemed to excite a great deal of interest.
Marlborough Express 9 April 1886
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Interesting News Compilation
At Greenfield, Pa., Mrs. Julia O'Hearn was fatally shot on the 5th by her little son, who was playing with a gun.
Sycamore True Republican 10 April 1886
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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS
The Affiliation Case—In the R.M. Court yesterday, Mr. Sinclair moved, on behalf of the defendant, for a re-hearing of the affiliation case, White v. Ahearn, on the ground of perjury by the complainant's witnesses, and fresh evidence having come to hand since the trial. Mr. M'Nab said he would not be opposed if sufficient surety was given for costs, and all the witnesses brought to the hearing at defendant's expense. We understand that a bond was entered into this morning.
Marlborough Express 13 April 1886
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QUEENSLAND SEPARATION.
London, April 15.
Dr. [Joseph] Ahearne delivered a lecture last night night on the Queensland separation question and in the interests of the Northern portion of the colony he demanded that it be granted autonomy. The Hon. Harold Finch-Hatton asserted that the North had not received its fair share of loan money. Mr. Garrick, Agent-General, denied that any partiality had been shown towards the Southern portion of the colony, and insisted upon the advantages of the colony remaining intact. The Hon. Murray Finch- Hatton presided at the meeting.
The Brisbane Courier 16 April 1886
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IRISH NATIONAL LEAGUE.
The William Redmond Branch, Addisons.
Statement of Accounts Rendered, from March 15, 1885, to March 28, 1886.
ASSETS £s.d.
Balance in Chief Treasurer's hand, March 15, 1885 100
Contributions of Members' Fund, to March 28, 1886 15166
Proceeds of Ball 1348
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Total £3012
LIABILITIES
To Robert Carr, for printing Rules 150
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Total £150
Total Amount to March 28, 1886 3012
Total Liabilities to March 28, 1886 150
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Balance £28162
JOHN AHERN, Secretary,      
   March 28, 1886
New Zealand Tablet 16 April 1886
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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS
Affiliation Case.—An application for the rehearing of the affiliation case, May White v. W. [sic] Ahearn, was heard in the R. M. Court this afternoon. The defendant, who has been sentenced to 6 months imprisonment in default of paying the amount or finding sureties, was brought through from Picton this morning in charge of Constable O'Donnell.
Marlborough Express 19 April 1886
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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS
The Affiliation Case.—Judgment against Ahearn was upheld in the Affiliation case, White v. Ahearn, the re-hearing of which took place on Thursday afternoon. Notice of appeal was given by Mr. Sinclair.
Marlborough Express 24 April 1886
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EPITOME OF NEWS.
BRITISH AND FOREIGN
A man named Daniel Ahern was killed on Sunday evening at Castleisland by a blow from a stone. It appears that a number of young men were playing at ball when Ahern, who is stated to have been drunk at the time, threw stones at them. One of the number, named Timothy Murphy, being struck threw one back again, and it is alleged that this hit Ahern and killed him. Murphy is in custody.
Aberystwyth Observer 24 April 1886
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CURRENT EVENTS
Three boys—Patrick Broderick, James Ahearn and William Ryan—were drowned yesterday while boating on Wissahickon Creek, near Philadelphia.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 10 May 1886
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DROWNED IN FAIRMOUNT PARK.
PHILADELPHIA, May 9.—A boat containing four boys went over a dam in the Wissahickon, in Fairmount Park, this afternoon. Two of the boys were drowned while a third is missing. The accident happened shortly after 4 o'clock, when the promenades on both banks were crowded with pleasure seekers. One of its many eyewitnesses says that the rowboat in which the boys were was swiftly gliding down the swollen stream, when cries from men on the bank called the attention of the lads to their danger. The boys endeavored to turn the bow of the boat, but becoming panic-stricken, threw up the oars, and the little craft was quickly swept over the falls. The struggles of the boys were witnessed by excited crowds on both sides of the stream. Several men went to their rescue, but they only succeeded in saving one, the others having disappeared from view. The boys were Patrick Broderick, aged 15; James Ahearn, age 14; Patrick Fury, aged 14; and William Ryan, aged 13, all living in Germantown. Fury was the lad who was rescued. The bodies of Broderick and Ahearn were recovered in the evening and removed by the park guards to the station house in Germantown. There are conflicting statements as to the fate of young Ryan, but he is believed to have also been drowned.
New York Times 10 May 1886
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MURDER IN THE NIGHT.
John Ahearn Felled by Cowards' Blows

His Bruised and Bleeding Body Left on the Sidewalk in South Boston
Two Men Arrested at the South Cove for the Deed.
   One of the most revolting murders that has occurred in South Boston during the past few years was discovered at 12.15 o'clock this morning. It appears that John Ahearn, a quiet and unassuming man, has for the past few years kept a small grocery and provision store at 272 Bolton street. He was unmarried, and had but a small circle of acquaintances. He lived in rooms over the store. Last evening, contrary to his usual custom, he went to the Windsor Theatre, accompanied by two boys named John Murray, living at No. 286 Bolton street, and William Duffy, aged 18, who resides in the immediate vicinity. When the curtain fell on the concluding act of the “Shadow Detective,” the party arose and made their way towards the street.
   “It is a long time since I have been to the theatre before.” remarked Ahearn to his companions; “but then I think it does me good to get out once in awhile, and I am sure if I had the means I should go more frequently.”
   The three took a South Boston car and were landed on Broadway, at F street, As they left the car Ahearn noticed on the sidewalk Patrick Healey, an acquaintance who lives at the corner of F and Third streets. Although Healey bears a good reputation in the vicinity, he has nevertheless the failing of taking too much, and is occasionally seen in a state of hilarious intoxication. It is one of Pat's peculiarities to imagine himself extremely rich when drunk, and it is said, as has been the case on previous occasions, he drew a roll of bills from his pocket and tried to press upon his newly found companions the idea that he was a millionaire in disguise. Knowing his weakness and wishing to get him into the house before some ill-disposed persons might succeed in capturing his cash, Ahearn took him gently by the arm and quietly urged him to go home.
   Directly behind the two were young Duffy and Murray, who, being in close conversation, paid little attention to the men in front of them. Suddenly two men were seen hurriedly approaching. They were dressed apparently in dark clothes and seemed much interested in hearing the conversation which took place between Ahearn and his intoxicated friend.
   “Hello, Pat, where are you going?” exclaimed one of the two.
   “He's going home,” interposed Ahearn.
   “Well, we don't know whether he will or not.” was the reply. “Isn't the man able to take care of himself? What business of yours is it to force him along, anyway?”
   Ahearn made some indistinct reply, but urged Healey yet faster along with the hope of seeing him safely in the house before the two men might take it into their heads to lead him elsewhere.
   Finally, after considerable talk the objective point was reached. In spite of various protestations the intoxicated man was helped up stairs. It appears that after he met the two strangers, leaving the two boys on the sidewalk with Ahearn, he went into the house. As A'Hearn moved away the two men were seen to come out of the house, and without any further reason it appears that one of them then advanced towards Ahearn and struck him a stunning blow on the head. The blow dazed him, but with a half smothered cry he threw up his arms and did his best to ward off succeeding blows. Again and again his assailant knocked him down until, faint and dying, he rolled over on the pavement and, without a sound, expired.
   Awed by the scene, and half frightened at the fierceness of the assault, the two boys stood spellbound beyond. Fearing that if they should offer any remonstrance the men might in turn attack them, they kept perfectly quiet until the men, realizing their deadly act, hurried away. Then, approaching, the boys raised the bruised and bleeding body of their friend and carried it off towards Healey's house. There, they placed the remains on the sidewalk and, thinking that the victim was only in a state of unconsciousness, began to do everything in their power to bring him to. It was no use. Yet disbelieving that he was dead, both left and went toward their homes.
   At that moment a passer-by, seeing the body on the ground, asked Duffy what was the matter, and on being told suggested that a policeman be sent for. This thought had not previously entered the boys' minds, but they hurriedly proceeded to Station 6, where the case was reported, and Sergeant Libby, with a squad of officers, was detailed to make an investigation. The stories which the boys told were of so much importance that both were held to assist the officers in their inquiries. Duffy was unable to identify either of the parties, but, upon being asked, Murray said he knew one of them by sight, and could positively identify the other.
   The most important move was to bring the assailants into custody, and, after carrying the body of the unfortunate man to the station house, the officers began the search, taking Murray along with them. Duffy was left at the station. Dr. Young was summoned upon the arrival of the body, and he made a hasty examination. The man was pronounced dead, but the direct cause was a question. Although it was not known that A'Hearn was troubled with heart disease, the physician thought that there was a possibility of death resulting from that cause. Although the assault may have been sufficient to cause death alone, this, the doctor thought, could be determined only by an autopsy.
   The remains were taken to the City Hospital morgue, where they were received by Medical Examiner Draper, who will hold his autopsy later. Meanwhile, the report of the tragedy was being rapidly circulated and no little excitement was caused in the district. While Sergeant Libby was off on mission, a Globe reporter called at the house of Patrick Healey. There was a light in a second story window, but a great amount of pounding was necessary before the inmates made up their minds to respond to the call. Finally Mrs. Healey came to the foot of the stairs and said “What do you want?”
   On being told the reporter's mission, she expressed great surprise, saying that she had heard nothing about the assault. She was apparently in a state of great excitement. Nothing further in regard to the tragedy could be learned.
   In a small two-story house on Bolton street reside the parents of Mr. Duffy. They were greatly surprised at the [sic] their son's absence, and were horrified to learn of their friend's death. Said Mr. Duffy: “I have known John A'Hearn for a long time. He has kept store on this street for several years, and was one of the quietest men I ever knew. He came from St. Johns, N. B., twenty years ago, and has always been a hard worker. I was quite surprised when my boy Willie came home and told us he was going to the Windsor with him. I laughed about it and made some remarks to my wife, because it was a very unusual thing for him to go out nights. Early in the evening Willie left the house, and we have since heard nothing from him. I cannot conceive why Ahearn should have been made a victim. He surely did not pick the row himself.”
   Sitting behind the rail of Station 6 was William Duffy, one of the principal witnesses in the case. He told his story in a straightforward manner, saying: “I saw the two men plainly. One of them did all the striking; the other only looked on. I could not hear districtly [sic] what Ahearn said after receiving the first below [sic]. He put up his hands to shield himself and muttered something about taking off his coat. I am sure that he was struck fully twenty times, and the blows were hard ones. The story about carrying the body up close to the building is true. I heard nothing that Ahearn said which should have provoked the quarrel.”
   In the meantime Sergeant Libby and his force had been looking over the district, and finally, after considerable hard work, succeeded in locating their two men in a place in the South Cove. At 2.30 o'clock they were arrested and taken to the station.
The Boston Globe 13 May 1886
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BIRTHS.
AHERN.—On the 1st May, at the residence of Dr. Matheson, Aramac, the wife of John Ahern, of Muttaburra, of a daughter.
The Brisbane Courier 18 May 1886
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ADMIRALTY APPOINTMENTS, MAY 26
Gunner Michael J. Ahern ; Acting Gunners George Roddon, Richard J. Heard, and Charles E. Hutchins, to the Valorous, additional.
The Daily News 27 May 1886
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OVERCOME BY SMOKE
SEVERAL FIREMEN INJURED AT A FIRE ON PEARL-STREET
—A LOSS OF $50,000
An officer discovered smoke issuing from the upper windows of the four-story building, No. 228 Pearl-street, at about 8:30 o'clock last night, and by the time the first alarm was sent out—at 8:44 o'clock—the flames had burst through the roof. Second and third alarms were pulled in rapid succession. The water tower was useless, because of the elevated railway tracks, and the firemen were compelled to work with single hose. The burning building was occupied by Gustav Reisman and J. Lewis, dealers in and manufacturers of Havana cigars. The firemen only succeeded in preventing the fire from spreading to the adjoining buildings. The one in which it started was completely gutted in the rear and in the upper stories, and whatever stock escaped the flames was badly damaged by water. The stock of tobacco in No. 226 Pearl-street, owned by Frederick Schulz, was also much damaged by water.

Early in the progress of the fire Foreman Thomas J. Ahearn, of Engine No. 32, led his men into the building. He had only got to the top of the first flight of stairs when the smoke from the burning tobacco overcame him and he came tumbling down. Timothy A. Brasnen, of the same company, was also overpowered and staggered down the stairs, where he fell unconscious. Both men were picked up and carried to the engine house, whence an ambulance took them to Chambers-street Hospital. They remained in an unconscious state for a long time. Ahearn has only been out of the hospital two weeks. He sustained severe injuries at the Gold-street fire about two months ago by falling through a chute. About an hour later James Porter, of the same company, a new man, who was on the fourth floor, also succumbed to the smoke, and was carried out into the street nearly dead. A number of his companions gathered about him and labored for half an hour to restore consciousness before the ambulance took him to the hospital. Henry Kinsella, the Assistant Foreman of No. 32, was the next victim of suffocation. James McGrath, of Engine No. 6 who was upon one of the ladders, was severely burned in the face by the flames, but continued on duty. John Regan, of No. 10 Truck, was overcome by the smoke when the fire was about out, and joined the others at Chambers-street Hospital. All of them were conscious at midnight and noe of them were in any danger.

The total loss will be not far from $50,000, divided as follows: $10,000 on the building No. 228 Pearl-st., the name of the owner of which could not be ascertained; between $6,000 and $7,000 on the stock of Mr. Lewis, who occupied the fourth floor and garret, $20,000 on the stock of Mr. Reisman, who occupied the first and third floors, the damage being mostly from water and smoke, and the rest on the stock in the buildings Nos. 226 and 230. Mr. Lewis is insured for the full amount of his loss. About 100 employees of Mr. Lewis will be thrown out of employment. The secnd floor of No. 228 was unoccupied.

New York Times 29 May 1886
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HOME RULE FOR NORTH QUEENSLAND
To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian
Sir,—Whilst through the advocacy of the greatest statesman of the day Ireland is struggling to receive at the hands of the Government of the United Kingdom rights of self-government, another portion of the Queen's dominions is seeking permission to set up for itself. There is no possible parallel between the cases of the two applicants, but as their demands are being formulated at the same time a curious coincidence is established. We desire to give Ireland an extensive form ot local self-government, but North Queensland asks for separation pure and simple. During a long residence in Queensland I came across many settlers and other persons who had emigrated from the neighbourhoods in which the Manchester Guardian circulates, and thinking that a notes, written by one who has had good ground for coming to a conclusion on the rights of the question may be interesting to the readers of this journal.

If I have succeeded in making out a case to the satisfaction of the readers of the Manchester Guardian\, I urge them to take a practical interest in the question by using any influence the may posses towards the accomplishments of Home Rule for North Queensland. Two delegates from the Separation Council are in London—Dr. Ahearne and the Hon. H. Finch-Hatton—who are shortly to place before the Imperial Government the petition of the electors. The view that Parliament and the country at large take of this matter will undoubtedly largely affect the decision of the Executive Government. In these days colonial questions are our questions, and some of us hope that in a few years' time mother country and colonies may be gathered together in one common bond of brotherhood—the British Empire built up and completed by Imperial Federation.—Yours, &c.,      J.T.C.

Manchester Guardian 14 June 1886
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San Francisco, Wednesday, June 16
COAST NEWS.
Arthur O'Hearn, a prisoner confined in the Nevada City jail, dug out through the wall in open day and escaped.
Daily Alta California 16 June 1886
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What He Deserved, Perhaps.
After working a week on Reynold's milk ranch at Bay View, James Ahern concluded yesterday that he had been too well satisfied and accordingly asked Mrs. Reynolds in the afternoon for what money was due him. The worthy dame apparently resented Ahern's sudden determination to resign, for she gave him "a piece of her mind," as the saying goes. Ahern in turn did not like this and, it is said, he drew a long knife and approached the wrathy mistress of the farm in a threatening manner. Another milkman called "Barney," who was standing near at the time, came to the rescue of the imperiled woman at this interesting juncture and struck Ahern a blow on the right temple with a monkey-wrench that laid him out stiff and cold. Ahern soon recovered sufficiently to wend his weary way to the Receiving Hospital and turn himself over to the care of Police Surgeon Dennis and Chaigneau. "Barney" was arrested last evening and taken to the Southern Station on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
Daily Alta California 22 June 1886
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FROM BOSTON COLLEGE
Honors for the Graduates of Eighteen Eighty-Six
The award of testimonials for the year was made as follows:
IN THE CLASS OF RHETORIC
Worthy of Honorable Mention, Maurice P. Foley, Michael Ahern, John B. Curtis, Denis J. Crowley
The Boston Globe 25 June 1886
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The s.s. Arawa at Port Chalmers.
Port Chalmers, 4th July. The Shaw, Savill and Albion Company's steamer Arawa, Captain Stuart, from Plymouth, via Cape and Hobart, arrived off Otago Heads at 6 p.m. on Saturday, bringing 2000 tons cargo and 140 passengers for New Zealand ports. The Lyttelton mails, consisting of nineteen bags and five packages for ports up to Napier, were brought ashore at Port Chalmers at 11 p.m. yesterday. Two deaths have occurred on the voyage, that of John Hickson, aged 22 years from consumption, on June 14th, and John Ahearn, a baby, on the next day from pneumonia. The Arawa's passage from Plymouth to Otago Heads has occupied 41 days, 15 hours, 28 minutes. She has on this occasion steamed 223 miles more than she did on the last voyage from Capetown to Hobart. The Shaw, Savill and Albion Company have now issued orders that the steamers in future shall be sailed on the rhombline instead of the composite great circles, in order to avoid as far as possible the bad weather experienced far south, and to minimise the risk from ice.
Evening Post 5 July 1886
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SHIPPING
ARRIVAL OF THE ARAWA.
   The Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company's steamer Arawa, from Plymouth, via Teneriffe, Cape of Good Hope and Hobart, was reported passing Bluff Harbour at 9.30 a.m. of Saturday, July 3. She arrived off Otago Heads at 6 p.m. of that day, and was met on her arrival by the s.s. Plucky, on board of which were Dr. Drysdale, health officer, Mr. Macdonnell, surveyor of Customs, Captain Anderson, marine superintendent of the Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company, and Mr. E. Wignall, the company's stevedore, who had with him the iron lighter Faithful into which the mails for the Northern ports of New Zealand, together with the passengers, were carefully and expeditiously transferred. . . . 
   The general health of the passengers has been good, and the only casualties which have occurred have been two deaths—that of a child named John Ahern, aged 14 months, from broncho pneumonia; and John Hickson, aged 22 years, from phthsis. . . . 
Otago Daily Times 5 July 1886
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Nellie Barry in Her New Home
The Barry children of Cambridge, including Nellie, the child heroine, have been finally disposed of among relatives, under the direction of the overseers of the poor. Three of them are provided for in Cambridge, one in Watertown, while Nellie goes to a grand uncle, John F. Donahoe, at Springfield. Maurice Ahern, 6 Foster street, Cambridge, has taken Patrick, 4 years old, and Eddie, 9. John, 2 years old, has been transferred to the custody of Mrs. William Moore, Fayette street, Watertown, and David, 7 years old to John Donohoe, Crescent avenue, Cambridge. Mr. Michael Corcoran, the overseer whose duty it was to find homes for them, made the above report at a meeting held in city building, Central square, yesterday afternoon. He said that they were not only among relatives, but also among deserving people. The city of Cambridge will pay for the support and care of all but Nellie.
The Boston Globe 4 August 1886
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CHARGED WITH MAYHEM
Samuel Thornton, of 667 Park avenue, appeared in Justice Massey's Court this morning and swore to a complaint against Mathew O'Hearn, charging him with mayhem. O'Hearn bit off one of Thornton's little fingers.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 7 August 1886
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HENRY AHERN,
Real Estate Loans,
AND
Investments.
Loans made on Farm Lands and City property, at lowest rates of interest. Correspondence solicited. Office with Geo. A. Johnson, in Cook Block.
Mitchell Daily Republican 18 August 1886
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PURELY PERSONAL
Mrs. Alex Secord, Mrs. P. H. Storey and Miss Emma Ahern, visited friends in Carlyle over Sunday.
Acton Free Press 19 August 1886
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CITY AND SUBURBAN NEWS
Patrick Manning, a driver on the Third-avenue line, was taken before Justice Duffy yesterday for carelessly running over Patrick Ahearn, a 10-year-old boy, at the corner of the Bowery and Houston-street, last Tuesday. Ahearn's left leg was broken, and he is now in the New-York Hospital. Justice Duffy gave Manning a severe lecture about the rights of pedestrians and held him in $500 bail.
New York Times 20 August 1886
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Cablegrams.
London, August 19.   
In order to expedite business, the Government are opposing all private bills, but Dr. Ahearn; who went home to forward the objects of the Northern Queensland Separation League, believes that a Constitution Act giving Northern Queensland the desired powers is being drafted.
Clutha Leader 27 August 1886
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The Rev. Jeremiah O'Hearn, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, on Sunday night joined the Baptist Church at Dallas, Tex. Mr. O'Hearn has spent about three years investigating and studying the Baptist faith. He will be baptized by the Rev. R. M. Hanks this evening.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 8 September 1886
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The Westernport Tragedy.—A dispatch from Cumberland states that the preliminary hearing in the case of Patrick Riley, Edward Brannon, Larry Gillen, John P. F. White, John A. O'Brien, Michael E. Malone and M. J. O'Shannessy, charged with complicity in the lynching of David Johnson, at Westernport, Md., last Tuesday night, was continued at Cumberland yesterday before Justice Harbaugh. Dr. Wiley, who examined the body, gave it as his opinion that Johnson was first knocked senseless, and then choked to death. Samuel Bradley, town sergeant of Westernport testified that he examined the cell in the lock up directly after the occurrence; found a hat, broken axe, crowbar, a two-pound weight and an axe-handle. He identified the axe and hat when produced by the United States attorney. He was outside the lockup while the affair was going on. Recognized O'Brien through the door as one of the men inside. On cross-examination, said he might have been mistaken as to O'Brien. Bradley also stated that Gillen had come to the lockup door sometime before the occurrence and called on the crowd to lynch Johnson when he was brought out to be taken to the train. Joe Ahern, a lad, testified that he heard Gillon say the same thing, and also heard O'Brien say he would follow anyone who would lead. The defense offered no testimony. At the close of the State's testimony, State's Attorney Richmond ordered the discharge of Brannon and O'Shannessy. Riley was discharged Monday. Of the remaining four, Malone and White were committed without bail for the grand jury, O'Briena and Gillen were each admitted to $500 bail. Patrick A. Driscoll was arrested yesterday with complicity in the lynching and committed for a hearding to-day before Justice Harbaugh.
Frederick News 22 September 1886
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KINSALE PETTY SESSIONS—SATURDAY
(Before Messrs. H. T. Daunt, in the chair ; M. C. Cramer,
G. R. Cronin, R.M. ; and R. L. Allman.)
   Captain Rossiter, 1st Brigade Royal Artillery, prosecuted two youths named Michael Ahern, alias John Leahy, and Charles Kelleher, alias Daniel Coleman, both of whom gave their respective ages at 18 years, whereas they were not over 15 years. Both made false statements before the Mayor of Cork.
   Mr. Cronin said the youthful appearance of the prisoners was sufficient to raise a doubt respecting their age.
   Mr. Daunt—We must try to put a stop to this practice of false statement by sending each of you to gaol for one month and hard labour.
The Cork Constitution 27 September 1886
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CORK, Sept. 27.
   Following quickly upon the occurrence at Fealebridge, another important event is reported to-day from Castle Island. Five men were captured last night at Castle Island in the act of preparing for a midnight foray. It appears that the police in the early part of the evening observed a party of young men, whom they suspected to be concerned in the many outrages which have taken place in the district, strolling about the town. The police accordingly kept them in view until they saw them go round to the back of the houses at the top of the town. The police, five in number, were in charge of Sergeant O'Donnell, and they lay in wait in a field. Finding the men they were in wait for did not come out, they followed them into a large yard, which is common to several houses. They found the young men in the act of disguising themselves. The police surrounded them and took them into custody. On searching them they found either in their possession or on the ground beside them three revolvers, a long sword, a dagger, and a store bag containing ammunition and a piece of meat. The five men—Michael Hanafin, John Hussey, Timothy O'Brien, John Buckley, and Michael Aherne—were brought up in the barrack to-day before Mr. Considine, resident magistrate, and charged with being unlawfully assembled, armed, and disguised.
   Sergeant O'Donnell deposed that when on patrol duty last night he went into the yard of a woman named Hickey in this town. He saw the party about ten yards away and called to them to surrender. They ran, and he pursued and caught them. He saw Aherne throw away something, which he picked up and found to be a revolver. He saw Mr. Davis come on later and pick up the masks. The other constables proved their finding other revolvers on others of the party. The prisoners were remanded for eight days.
The Times 28 September 1886
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CORK, Sept. 30.    
   A further investigation into the circumstances attending the capture of a moonlighting party at Castleisland was held to-day at Castleisland Police Barrack. The evidence was corroborative of that already proved, and the five prisoners—Michael Hannifan, Timothy O'Brien, Michael Ahern, John Harvey, and John Buckley—were returned for trial. Bail was refused.
The Times 1 October 1886
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THE CAPTURED
MOONLIGHTERS
MORE CAPTURE OF SUSPECTED PERSONS
Early on Monday the townspeople of Castleisland were thrown into the greatest excitement on its being made known that a police patrol had succeeded in arresting a party of Moonlighters. It appears that on Sunday evening the police observed a number of young men strolling about the town, whom they suspected to be concerned in the outrages which have taken place in this district recently. The constables kept them in view until they saw them go round to the backs of houses at the top of the town. The police, who were in charge of Sergeant O'Donnell, numbering five, lay in wait in a field adjoining for some time. Finding that those whom they were watching did not come out soon again, they followed into a large yard which is common to several houses. Here they discovered the men were in the act of disguising themselves. The police surrounded them immediately and took them into custody. On searching them they found, either in their possession or on the ground besides them, three revolvers, a long sword, a dagger, and a store bag containing ammunition. The prisoners were taken at once to the police barracks. They all reside in Castleisland and the neighbourhood.

The five men arrested were brought up at Castleisland before Mr. Considine, the resident magistrate of the district. The prisoners were decently clad. They are the sons of farmers in the district of Castleisland. They were undefended, but they displayed a good deal of intelligence in the cross-examination of the witnesses.

Sergeant O'Donnell stated ; We were on patrol duty in Castleisland with Acting-Sergeant Quigly and Constables Rice, Walsh and M'Goldrick, in plain clothes. We were patrolling behind the houses of the main street, when we saw some men. As we approached, the men, who were in a yard, shouted, "Here they are," and started to run off. I called on them to surrender, and ordered the police to draw their revolvers. The men ran into Hickey's. We pursued them through two unused kitchens into Hickey's house, and they remained in one of the kitchens. I stood at the door with Constable Walsh and said no one should come out, or he would be shot. I then sent Quigly and two men to the front door, and when they got there we closed in front and rear, and found the five prisoners in the room. Their names are John Hussey, Timothy O'Brien, Michael Hanafin, John Buckley, and Michael Ahern. Before I got into the room, and while I was waiting for Quigly to come to the front door, I saw Ahern throw away something which I subsequently found to be a loaded revolver and a case of ammunition. The revolver was loaded in seven chambers. We then put the five prisoners under arrest.

Sergeant Quigly deposed: When I came in at the front door and reached the kitchen where the five men were the prisoner O'Brien was standing at the door. He made a rush to get out. Seeing something in his hand I caught him by the collar, and seized a sword which the prisoner held in his hand. He resisted, and after I threatened to shoot him he gave up the sword. The prisoner then threw something white on the ground, which proved to be a mask. The prisoner Hussey threw something on the floor, which was picked up by one of the police. It was a revolver. Michael Hannafin also threw away a revolver, which was picked up by a constable. Some ammunition and another revolver were also found in the kitchen. After the prisoners were arrested we also found pieces of cloth with holes in them to make masks. After being arrested Hannafin said, "We are done at last," speaking to the other prisoners.

The prisoners, on the application of the police were remanded for eight days. They were removed to Tralee Gaol.

Manchester Guardian 3 October 1886
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CORK, Oct. 5.    
    A magisterial inquiry was held to-day by Mr. Paul, R.M., at the scene of the atrocious outrage between Kingwilliamstown [now Ballydesmond] and Kanturk. A man named Timothy Riordan, who was arrested, was brought up on suspicion of being concerned in the attack upon Mr. Jones's house. Mr. Jones was examined, but failed to identify the prisoner who was discharged. There is no clue to the perpetrators of the outrage. The case of one of Mr. Jones's daughters is perilous in the extreme. The bullet was extracted from the arm of his other daughter by Dr. Ahern, of Brosna, but both Dr. Ahern and Dr. Verling, of Newmarket, declined to extract the bullet from the eldest girl. The bullet entered at the right side of the nose, piercing through the palate, and is at present lodged in the throat.
The Times 6 October 1886
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Injured While Shackling Cars.
Richard Ahern, a brakeman on the Boston & Albany Railroad, living at 116 West Third street, South Boston, was run over while shackling cars in the yard of the railroad yesterday. He was taken to the Massachusetts General Hospital and one of his legs was amputated just below the knee. It is thought that the other leg can be saved, but the patient is in a very critical condition.
The Boston Globe 7 October 1886
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Personal Notes and Social Gossip of the Past Week
GRASS VALLEY
Miss Lizzie Ahearn is visiting Mrs. J. E. Carr at Nevada City.
Sacramento Daily Bee 23 October 1886
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OFFICIAL NOTIFICATIONS.
(From Saturday's Government Gazette.)
Appointments, — . . . John Ahern, to be inspector of brands for the district of Warrego, in the room of T. D. Mackenzie, deceased ; . . . 
The Brisbane Courier 25 October 1886
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CORK MUNICIPAL REVISION.
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TWO PARNELLITE M.P.s DISFRANCHISED.
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   His Worship the Mayor yesterday resumed the revision of the Municipal Franchise. Messrs. J. C. Blake, solicitor, and Thomas Babington, senr., solicitor, sat as legal assessors, and Mr. H. Barry represented the Town Clerk.
   Messrs. Babington and Babington, solicitors, with Mr. Holmes Crofts, appeared for the Conservatives.
   Mr. W. Murphy, solicitor, with Mr. J. O'Brien, for the Nationalists.
   The direct list was gone through, and the cases which were allowed stand disposed of, and a few claims were then decided. . . . 
NORTH WEST WARD.
   William Ahern, 24 Pope's quay . . . 
WEST WARD.
   Mathew Ahern, 68 North Main street . . . 
The Cork Examiner 5 November 1886
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ANOTHER FATAL QUARREL
Henry O'Hearn Arrested for Causing a Death

While Under the Influence of Liquor He Strikes a Sailor.
The Victim Dies Before He Can Give His Name.
   Another drunken row has terminated fatally. Henry O'Hearn is a stone cutter, whose last place of residence was Kidder street, Quincy. He is a short, thick-set, florid-complexioned individual, and wears a light moustache. For several weeks past he has been employed as a spare hand on the Old Colony railroad working Sundays. Yesterday he was paid off, and after the manner of far too many of his kind proceeded directly to the metropolis and began to spend his money for liquor.
   Early in the afternoon he entered the saloon of one Collins at 450 Federal street and remained there for some two hours, taking in all about eight or nine drinks. Shortly after 4 o'clock the idea took possession of his already quite befuddled brain to leave the premises. As he started for the door he was followed by an unknown man, evidently from his garb and appearance a follower of the sea, with whom he had already had a few words.
   Almost together the pair were seen emerging by Dennis Coakley and John Irwin, who are employed on the wharf adjacent. The next thing that transpired is best related by one of the witnesses of the affair, who says:
   “I looked up as the men were coming out and saw them walk together about 300 feet in the direction of Wellington's coal yard. They were talking together, and seemed to be arguing, At length the man, who looks like a sailor, came a little nearer. The other didn't say a word then, but stooped down as quick as a flash, seized him around the legs with his arms and laid him out flat upon the sidewalk. After a second or two the man staggered to his feet, threw his arms out as if he were going to fall again, when the prisoner landed him another blow right behind the ear, which knocked him up against the building. He fell again to the sidewalk, and lay there without moving.”
   O'Hearn, then ignorant of the seriousness of the assault he had committed, walked rather unsteadily but rapidly in the direction of the New York & New England depot. He was followed by two boys, Conley and Devine, who kept him in sight until they encountered Officers Peabody and Evans of the Lagrange street station, to whom they related the circumstances briefly and pointed out the man. He was immediately taken into custody, both boys also being held as witnesses. The party first, however, proceeded to where the body lay. It was readily seen that the stranger was dead. He was a powerful-looking man with coarse, straight, dark hair, square jaws, and reddish moustache. As he lay prone upon the walk, his broad shoulders, deep chest and powerfully constructed limbs all conspired to make a pitiful picture of manhood stricken in its prime.
   Upon the bridge of the nose was a short tattoo mark in India ink, and upon one arm the letters “T. R.” No one seemed to know who he was, and up to a late hour last evening he had not been definitely identified.
   A wagon was secured, and with the assistance of Patrolman Clayton, the body, prisoner and witnesses were conveyed to Lagrange street.
   Not until 11 o'clock was O'Hearn sober enough to talk, and then he had nothing to say except the unknown was after his money, had repeatedly asked him for a loan, and that he had simply pushed him. He said he had never seen the assaulted man before yesterday, and that there was nothing between them more than a chance acquaintance.
   O'Hearn is himself a man of exceptionally fine physique, but 34 years of age and looks as he might be as well as anyone, the author of a death-dealing blow.
   At the same time it is quite possible, in consideration of the fact that there are no bruises either upon the head or body that the medical examiner may find tomorrow a verdict of death from heart disease, hastened by violence.
The Boston Globe 10 November 1886
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O'HEARN AND MADDEN.
Both Held Without Bail on the Charge of Murder.
Henry O'Hearn, who was arrested Tuesday on the charge of murdering an unknown man opposite No. 400 Federal street, in the Municipal Court yesterday was committed to the county jail without bail, and will have a hearing in this court November 12.

Jeremiah J. Madden, for the murder of Mary A. Madden, his wife, by assaulting her with a stove cover, at 156 Prince street, November 9, was fully committed without bail for examination November 17. Joanna O'Neil and Annie McDonough were held as witnesses.

The Boston Globe 11 November 1886
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TUAPEKA COUNTY COUNCIL.
CORRESPONDENCE. The inward correspondence consisted of letters as follow:—From Patrick Ahern, pointing out that he had not been paid in full for his carting contract, there being, still a balance due him of £2 9s 1¾ d.—The Engineer reported that the surfaceman in charge of the contract returned 1309 yards, which measurement he (the Engineer) accepted. He would enquire into the matter. —Approved of.
Tuapeka Times 13 November 1886
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POLICE
   MARY DUDLEY, an intelligent girl, nine years of age, was charged with residing in a disorderly house. Sergeant Robert Ahern, K division, stated about 2 o'clock on Monday morning he went to No. 5 Blondin-street, Bow, which was a house of bad fame. The girl's sister kept the house. Every room in the house was occupied by women of bad character. The girl's father, who had only one arm, sold matches in the City-road. The sister of the girl was called forward and admitted having had the child in the house, which was, however, unknown to their father. The father was called forward, and said he had no idea that the child had been living in a bad house. He was willing to take the child home with him. Mr. Saunders allowed him to do so.
The Times 16 November 1886
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POLICE
   KATE HAWKES, 17, and CHARLES MOORE were charged with stealing £13 10s. from Henry Williams, a clerk. The prosecutor deposed that while on his way home along the Bow-road the prisoners and some other persons held him and rifled his pockets. After they had stolen his purse, containing the above amount of money, they got away and concealed themselves under some dark railway arches. The prisoners were afterwards arrested by Sergeant Ahern, of the K division. Mr. Saunders committed the prisoners for trial.
The Times 16 November 1886
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CORK, Dec. 10.    
   Five young men, almost all of the farming class, were tried to-day at the Cork Winter Assizes, before Chief Justice Morris, on a charge of having unlawfully assembled, armed with revolvers and other offensive weapons, on the night of the 26th of September, at Castleisland, in county Kerry. The names of the prisoners were Michael Hannifan, Timothy O'Brien, John Hussey [Harvey?], John Buckley, and Michael Ahern. All pleaded not guilty. The evidence against them went to show that on the night of the 26th of September last a party of men were assembled in a back yard at the rear of a publichouse kept by a young woman named Hickey. It was a Sunday evening. About 9 o'clock Sergeant O'Donnell, accompanied by five other policemen, went towards the yard. In the yard they observed five men, and the constabulary immediately rushed towards them, whereupon the moonlighters decamped and ran into Hickey's publichouse. On some of the constables going round to the front of the house they found the front door ajar, and upon entering the house one of the prisoners, named Timothy O'Brien, rushed at them with a sword-bayonet in his hand. The prisoners were all arrested, and some of them were seen throwing away revolvers, which were afterwards found. When the yard was searched afterwards there were found disguises and cartridges. There Buckley also was observed to throw something away out of his pocket, and this was discovered to be a canister of revolver cartridges. The five men were taken into custody on the spot and taken to the barracks. The five constables were all examined and all gave similar testimony for the prosecution. The jury found the five prisoners guilty without leaving the box. Sentence was deferred.
The Times 11 December 1886
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Suffolk County Probate Court.
The following wills were proved before Judge McKim in Probate Court for Suffolk County: Eliza H. Gaskill, Henry Darling, Silas A. Bancroft, Abbie O. Spamer, Joseph H. Adams, Annette A. Clark, Maurice Ahern, Catherine F. O'Brien.
The Boston Globe 13 December 1886
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SOUTH BOSTON
The second grand sociable of the Aetna Base Ball Club, in Wait's Hall last evening, was attended by about 250 couples. The Lyceum orchestra furnished music for dancing. J. J. Scanlon was floor director, P. J. Curtis, assistant, and the aids were, J. W. Sullivan, T. C. Curtis, J. J. Owens, A. P. Hickey, J. J. Sullivan, T. P. Connell, P. M. Ahearn.
The Boston Globe 14 December 1886
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Additional Locals
Disabled.—Mr. Albert Albaugh, the B. & O. express manager at this city, is disabled with rheumatism to such an extent that his place is being filled for a few days by Mr. Joseph Ahern, mail messenger.
News 4 February 1887
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Irish News.
Kerry—At the Munster Winter Assizes on December 18,  . . . Timothy Hussey, Timothy O'Brien, Michael Hannafin, Michael Ahern, and John Buckley, who were convicted of appearing in arms at Hickey's public house at Castleisland, where they were captured by the police, were sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment each with hard labour, with the [exception] of John Buckley, in whose favour the jury made a distinction and Buckley was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment with hard labour. They were also required to find sureties to be of good behaviour for three years, themselves in 20, and two sureties of 10 each, or else to be imprisoned for a further term of six months. The sentence would date from their committal on September 30.
New Zealand Tablet 18 March 1887
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Irish News.
Kerry—At a meeting of the Killarney Guardians on January 19, M. Leonard in the chair, Relieving-Officer Foley gave notice of the following evictions :—Charles Valentine Castlerosse, Charles Henry Keith Fitzmaurice, Marquis of Lansdowne, Colonel Gerald Richard Dease, William Davies Freshfield, Edmund Gerald Dease, and Henrietta Gage, trustees to the Earl of Kenmare, landlord, v. Michael Broder, Rossaneau, Molahiffe ; Catherine Mangan, Leamnaguilla ; Timothy Sullivan Killeagh, Molahiffe ; Patrick Leddane, Buddebans ; John Corgan, Knockerragh ; Patrick Lynch, Coolcorcoran ; John Daly, Coolick ; Bridget Ahern, Linish ; John Moriarty, Gortonasena ; Dennis Connor, Coolick ; P. Leary, Rossmore ; Timothy Moriarty, Leamnaguilla ; John T. Sullivan, Killeagh ; Maurice Casey, Rusheen ; Ellen Casey, Rusheen, Kilnanore ; John Coakley, Gortdromerillagh; Martin Twomey, Rusheen ; and John Moriarty, Rusheen. The signature of Mr. Leonard was appended to all these documents.
New Zealand Tablet 15 April 1887
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POLICE
   ANDREW WALKER, aged 10, a school boy, was brought up on remand charged with maliciously wounding Edward Hickman, another lad. The evidence of Hickman showed that on the evening of Saturday week while in Bow-common-lane he saw Walker knock an apple out of a boy's hand and afterwards kick him. Walker then came up to the prosecutor and said “You are his mate.” He then stabbed Hickman in the back with a knife which he had in his hand. Sergeant Ahern stated that some time since Walker stabbed another boy. He was sent to an industrial school.
The Times 20 April 1887
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SOMERVILLE
Seven Card Players Arrested
The police yesterday raided the residence of Julia Gallagher, corner of South and Bedford streets, and seized a jug and bottle of whiskey. The officers also arrested the following-named for being present at a game of cards: Patrick J. Costello, John O'Connell, William H. Quinn, James H. McKenna, Henry Ahern, Bernard Devoe and Amos E. Seery.
The Boston Globe 25 April 1887
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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
Irish National League.—A well-attended and enthusiastic meeting of the newly formed Blenheim Branch of the Irish National League took place last night in the Boys' Schoolroom, Maxwell Road. About fifty members were present. The Rev. Father Lewis occupied the chair. The election of officers took place with the following result :—President, Rev. Father Lewis ; Vice-Presidents, Messrs. R. Winter and P. O'Dwyer ; Treasurer, Mr. George Houldsworth ; Secretary, Mr. J. S. Carroll; Committee: The Rev. Father Aubrey, and Messrs. P. Meehan (Tua Marina), T. O'Sullivan (Kaituna), J. H. Reynolds (Havelock), Patrick Ahearn (Wakamarina), P. Henn (Picton), Jeremiah Dundon (Flaxbourne), John Morrison, M. O'Neill, and P. Maher.
Marlborough Express 26 April 1887
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ALLEGED AGRARIAN OUTRAGE.
A farmer named Ahern was arrested near Glin, county Limerick, last night, on a charge of assaulting a man named McMahon, who had taken an evicted farm. McMahon's life being in danger, Ahern was remanded.
The Echo 2 May 1887
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A MAYOR LIBELED
BUFFALO, N. Y., May 7.—Thomas Ahearn, a cartman, has been indicted for libeling the Hon. Philip Becker, Mayor of Buffalo. Ahearn wrote a letter abusive of the Mayor, and sent it to the Common Council. The matter was promptly laid before the Grand Jury.
New York Times 8 May 1887
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A RAINY DAY AT THE MILITARY ACADEMY
 . . . Among the ladies at the West Point are Mrs. John W. Brown and Miss Brown, Mrs. George W. Childs, and Mrs. W. A. Courtenay. There are also here Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Ellis, of Philadelphia; Surgeon J. N. D. Middleton, United States Army, of David's Island; Surgeon L. C. G. Hoppersett, of Willet's Point, and Lieut. G. P. Ahern, United States Army, of Fort Snelling, Minn.  . . .  . . . 
New York Times 2 June 1887
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St. Ignatius College Commencement Exercises Last Evening—Degrees Conferred—Prizes Announced
 . . . The degree of Bachelor of Science was then conferred on Daniel V. Egan, John D. Costigan, Dennis F. Ahearn, Thomas J. O'Brien and William F. Ryder.
Daily Evening Bulletin 2 June 1887
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Superior Civil Court
A pro forma verdict was ordered for the defendant in the action of Ellen Killian vs. the city of Boston to recover $4000 for personal injuries in falling on an icy sidewalk on Hampshire street, March 4, 1884. The defence was a general denial and contributory negligence; J. H. P. Ahern for plaintiff; T. M. Babson for defendant.
The Boston Globe 9 June 1887
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William Ahern, a saloon keeper of Troy (New York), received a severe and probably fatal electric shock in a singular manner. A leak in the floor of the Western Union telegraph office allowed water to run down through the wires supplying an electric light to Ahern's saloon underneath. The water conducted the fluid off upon the ceiling and ignited it. At the moment the flame burst forth Ahern saw it, and, thinking to extinguish it in time, stepped upon a chair and opened a seltzer water bottle. The stream had no sooner hit the flame than Ahern dropped to the floor unconscious. The stream of liquid from the bottle to the overcharged wires formed a good conductor for the electricity, and only the fact that Ahern had hold of the glass bottle saved him from instant death. If he recovers from the shock he will probably use a pail and dipper.
Anglo American Times 10 June 1887
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Arrested for Stealing a Ride
William J. McLean's carriage, of 117 Merrimac street, stood on the corner of Norman and Merrimac streets yesterday noon. Daniel O'Hern came along, admired the beast and fine buggy. Last night Officers Sanborn and Horgan of the third precinct arrested Daniel for stealing a ride.
The Boston Globe 9 July 1887
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Laurel Glen Farm above Soquel, has been crowded to its utmost capacity for six weeks, but now the greatest rush is over. Among the guests now there are: R. R. Patterson and wife, Mr. Mayhew, wife and child, the Misses Ahern, Mrs. Van Schaick, Norris Davis, Dr. McNutt and family, San Francisco; the Misses Benner, Mr. Roy Belden, Oakland.
Santa Cruz Daily Surf 20 July 1887
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A Deputy Tax Collector's Stroke of Luck
"Joe" Ahern, was as cool as an iceberg notwithstanding that he had just won $13,000 in The Louisiana State Lottery, and he was busy "setting 'em up." "I never bought a ticket before in all my life," said Joe, "and I only did it this time for a flyer."—San Francisco (Cal) Examiner, May 18.
The Atlanta Constitution 27 July 1887
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EVICTIONS IN COUNTY LIMERICK.
LIMERICK, WEDNESDAY.   
   The evictions on the property of Mr. J. C. Delmege, J.P., at Glensharrold, which were commenced yesterday, were resumed and completed to-day. Operations commenced at the house of John Connors, of Knocknagun, which was barricaded and filled with sand. The bailiffs, having failed to break in the door, ascended a ladder, and smashed in the gable window. The sheriff and police then entered. Connors and his wife were called upon to leave, but they refused to go through a window. It is alleged that Mr. Hobson caught hold of Mrs. Connors, and threatened to pitch her out, and the people outside, apprehending that this was so, groaned and hissed. Eventually the woman consented to leave, and she was helped down the ladder by her husband.
   Daniel Kennedy was next evicted. His house was filled with turf, but the bailiffs experienced no difficulty in removing the obstruction. John Huston was then evicted. Father Walsh said the agent, Mr. Hosford, promised to provide a home for the poor old woman who lived with the family, and who had to be helped out of the house. Patrick Casey was evicted, but put back as caretaker. Father Walsh said Mr. Hosford assured him yesterday that he would not completely dispossess them, and he has kept his word. A settlement was arrived at in the cases of Maurice Moore and Thomas Haney. On the way to the house of John Ahearn the bailiff was struck on the head with a stone. Ahearn was readmitted as caretaker. A warm dispute took place between District Inspector Purcell and Father Ambrose, the former alleging that the latter wanted to trample on him with his horse. This Father Ambrose indignantly denied. The evicitons being over, Father Walsh praised Mr. Hosford and Mr. Delmege for their kind and humane treatment of the tenantry, Father Ambrose dissenting.
The Irish Times 27 August 1887
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Mr. and Mrs. Pat Ahern are the happy parents of a new daughter.
Logansport Journal 31 August 1887
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THE NEW CITY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
At the meeting of the Republican City Committee on Monday next William R. Leeds will resign the chairmanship of that body, and Magistrate William B. Ahern will be elected to fill the vacancy. This arrangement will make no practical difference, as Mr. Ahern's relation to the ex-Sheriff leaves no doubt that Mr. Leeds will still in a measure direct the affairs of the committee. After the nominations shall have been made and Mr. Leeds shall have been nominated for Sheriff he will, under the rules of the party, become again a member of the committee. By this arrangement the candidates will have the benefit of Magistrate Ahern's experience in the details of the campaign, with Mr. Leeds to assist him whenever necessary.
The Philadelphia Record 10 September 1887
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Marriages
GROWNEY—AHEARN. In this city, September 28, W.W. Growney and Katie Ahearn.
Daily Evening Bulletin 5 October 1887
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City Hospital Items
Morris Ahearn of 112 Norfolk avenue, who is employed as a carpenter at the Boston Cordage Works, South Boston, yesterday afternoon fell off a bridge at the factory, a distance of 20 feet, spraining both ankles.
The Boston Globe 8 October 1887
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ANTI-COERCION FUND.
Subscribers Recorded by the [Land] League's Agents During Last Week
Sold by Edmond J. Higgins for Central Branch.
Miss M. Ahern
The Boston Globe 17 October 1887
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Marriage Records for October
Alexander H. Combess and Mrs. Lizzie O'Hern, of Mason County.
The Bulletin 3 November 1887
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Business Troubles
William J. Ahern, boots and shoes, San Francisco, Cal., has failed.
The Boston Globe 8 November 1887
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Arrivals at the North Wall Station by the London and North-Western Company's Express Passenger Steamers :— Surgeon J. L. Ahern, . . . 
The Irish Times 9 November 1887
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Irish News.
   Cork.—Mallow Town Commissioners at a special meeting on August 23, passed a resolution strongly condemning coercion.
   Emigrants from Queenstown during the week ended August 20, numbered 656, against 620 in the corresponding week of last year.
   At the last meeting of the New Glanmire National League (Rev. Thomas Shinkwin presiding) the following public notice was adopted and signed:—
   We, the undersigned farmers of the united parishes of Glaunthaun and Knockraha, beg to give public notice to the Catholic Guardians, both ex officio and elected, who, either by their vote or absence, assisted the election of the present Chairman of the Cork Board of Guardians, that they are neither to hunt nor shoot over our lands during the coming season:—Denis Cantillon, John Cotter, Denis Donoghue, James O'Connor, James Hart, John Connell, Charles McCarthy, John Moore, Michael Duggan, Patrick Looney, John Kenely, sr. ; John Kenely, jr. ; Mathias Murphy, Michael Barry, Denis Fenton, Denis Murphy, James Geary, Thomas Mulcahy, Martin Fitzgerald, Daniel O'Sullivan, Cornelius Delaney , James Ahern, John Foley, John Walsh, Daniel O'Driscoll, John Hogan, William Ahern, jr. ; John Graham, Wm. Ahern, sr. ; John McGrath, Daniel Hogan, William Doyle, William Cashman, Cornelius O'Neill, Thomas McAuliffe, Patrick Ahern, Nicholas O'Brien, Richard Fitzgerald, Thomas Barry, Denis Lynch, Laurence Dunley, John Healy, Daniel Gleeson ; Redmond Higgins, John Geary, Thomas Sheehan, Richard Donovan, hon. sec.
New Zealand Tablet 18 November 1887
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O'Keefe—Ahearn.
RANDOLPH, Nov. 23.—The marriage of Miss Hannah Ahearn, to Bartholomew O'Keefe, both of this town, was solemnized at the parsonage of St. Mary's Catholic Church this evening. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Thomas O'Brien, Miss Rosa Ahearn, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and John O'Keefe, Jr., brother of the groom, acted as best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's residence on Warren street. Mr. and Mrs. O'Keefe will make their residence on Warren street. The couple were the recipients of presents costly and numerous.
The Boston Globe 24 November 1887
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EAST BOSTON
The variety entertainment given last night in Lyceum Hall, under the auspices of the Columbia Rowing Association, was a great success, the hall being packed with an enthusiastic audience. The performance opened with a laughable sketch, entitled "The baby Elephant," with characters by Dick Hanlon, Billy Hanlon, A. G. Wiggin and W. F. Brown. This was followed by an excellent [olio?], in which George F. Landrigan, Dennis Sullivan, James W. McCabe, Hanlon Brothers, the North End Quartette, John F. McQuillen, Dan Ahern, Springer and Berkhart appeared.
The Boston Globe 25 November 1887
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ARREST OF A GARROTER.
Pat O'Mara, an ex-Convict, Again in the Law's Clutches.
On the evening of November 19th last James Brady was assaulted on Third street, near Howard, about 10 o'clock at night, by Patrick Marron, alias O'Mara, and Michael Ahearn, alias Nelson, and two other men. Brady was garroted and robbed of a quantity of mining stock and $15. Ahearn was arrested shortly afterward, and his name placed on the small book. Under proper manipulation he "squealed" on his associates, and gave information that led to O'Mara's arrest. O'Mara was locked up in the tanks in the hope that he would say where the stolen property had been disposed of. This he refused to do, so he was yesterday booked for robbery.

O'Mara has repeatedly been arrested before, and only finished serving a term for larceny in the county jail a few weeks ago. At one time he was sent down to the city prison to do "trusty" work. He immortalized himself there by smuggling a large quantity of whisky into the prison, by means of a tin tube passed through a grating on the Washington street side of the prison, into which one of O'Mara's friends on the outside poured the wished-for liquor. The whisky was caught in a bucket and all the trusties went on a grand spree. When all the trusties were drunk they organized a strike, refused to work and insisted on being put into straight jackets. To oblige them Captain Stone trussed up O'Mara in the jacket, when the rest all weakened and order was quickly restored.

Daily Alta California 5 December 1887
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SAN FRANCISCO AND VICINITY.
Pat O'Meagher and Mike Ahearn have been arrested for garroting James Brady.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 6 December 1887
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CORK, Dec. 8
At Munster Winter Assizes, before Judge Murphy and a Cork city jury, Robert Bell, emergency caretaker in the employment of the Land Corporation of Ireland, was charged with having at Cassestown, county Tipperary, on the 6th of September, discharged a loaded revolver at Patrick Aherne with intent to murder. On the part of the Crown the evidence of several witnesses disclosed that the prisoner was speaking to a friend on the high road when the complainant and others passed, jostled him, and knocked him down. Some of them were provided with hayforks, and when Bell got up he discharged his revolver. For the defence it was shown that the prisoner was wantonly attacked and knocked down, and in order to let his assailants see that he was armed he discharged his revolver in the air. The jury acquitted the prisoner.
The Times 9 December 1887
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Pensions for New Englanders.
W ASHINGTON , Dec. 11. — New England pensions:
MASSACHUSETTS
James Ahern, Chelsea
The Boston Globe 12 December 1887
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NEW ZEALAND WAR MEDALS.
Wellington, December 22.   
New Zealand war medals have been issued to the following individuals:—William Harrison (private), No. 2 Company Taranaki Rifle Volunteers; John Ahern (private), Taranaki Rifle Volunteers; John H. Doole (sergeant), No. 4 Division Armed Constabulary; Edmund Carr (lieutenant), Hawke's Bay Militia; William M'Callum (private), No. 2 Company Taranaki Militia; William Black (private), No. 4 Company Hawke's Bay Militia.
Otago Daily Times 23 December 1887
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Army News
Second Lieutenant George P. Ahern, Twenty-fifth infantry, has been granted two weeks leave.
Omaha Daily Bee 24 December 1887
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THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE.
The following class list, together with the award of the corresponding exhibition, was posted on the University notice board yesterday afternoon, and is as follows:
MATRICULATION EXAMINATION.
October Term, 1887
CLASS LIST.
English and History
FIRST CLASS.
(In Order of Merit)
466, Frances Elizabeth Mary Remington (Methodist Ladies' College).
129, Arthur Aubrey Chomley (Church of England Grammar School).
107, Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson (Presbyterian Ladies' College).
SECOND CLASS.
(In Alphabetical Order.)
312, Cornelius Joseph Aloysius Ahern (Jesuit College, Kew).
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The Argus 7 January 1888
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Norfolk Probate Court
Judge White held Probate and Insolvency Courts at Hyde Park yesterday, the following business being transacted: . . . the will of Ann O'Hearn of Brookline was filed and Michael Mullowney was made executor; . . . 
The Boston Globe 26 January 1888
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CLIMBED UP THE FIRE ESCAPE
John O'Hearn, 24 years old, climbed up the fire escape to the second story of Higgins' carpet factory, in New York, last night, and had broken through the window when he was discovered and captured by an officer. In the Yorkville Court today Justice Gorman held the prisoner in $1,500 bail to answer a charge of burglary.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 11 February 1888
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MARRIAGE INTENTIONS
M. H. Ahearn, 23, and Miss Lurra Nickerson, 20; . . . 
The Boston Globe 12 February 1888
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Naval and Military Intelligence
The under-named men have been awarded the medal for long service and good conduct :—David Aherne and John H. Odam, first-class writers, of the London ;
The Times 13 February 1888
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Court Record
Judge Mason, in the first session of the Superior Civil Court yesterday, was engaged in hearing motions for trials and bills of exceptions. Trials will be resumed today. . . . Brainard Armstrong & Co. vs. John O'Hern was an action to recover $200 damages for the alleged breach of a contract to work for the plaintiffs, silk manufacturers, one year. The defendant worked until the month of August under the contract and then left the plaintiff's employ. Defence, a general denial and a release from the contract. Given to the jury. C. H. Carpenter for the plaintiff; J. E. Cotter for defendant.
The Boston Globe 14 February 1888
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Highwayman Michael Ahern Gets Twenty-five Years in San Quentin
Yesterday was sentence day in the Superior Court criminal departments at the old City Hall. Quite a number of offenders against the laws appeared in the two Courts, and some very heavy doses were dealt out. In Judge Toohy's Court the star sentence was that given Michael Ahern, convicted of robbery. Ahern was charged with having, in company with N. Murphy and P. Maro, robbed James Barry of $13 on Howard street. Murphy was released on his own recognizance and Maro is too sick with hemorrhages from the lungs to appear for trial. In Ahern's case the several prior convictions against him were withdrawn. Yesterday the motion for a new trial was denied and Ahern sent to San Quentin for twenty-five years.
Daily Alta California 19 February 1888
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San Francisco, February 18.—Michael Ahern, an ex-convict recently convicted of robbing James Barry of thirteen dollars, was sentenced by Judge Toohy to-day to twenty-five years imprisonment in San Quentin.
Arizona Weekly Citizen 25 February 1888
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GUILTY OF LARCENY
Thomas Hanley and George Ahearn pleaded guilty to petit larceny in the Court of Sessions this morning. They were remanded for sentence.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 28 February 1888
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ENDED IN A FREE FIGHT
Lively Scene at the Ahern-Sacon Four-Round Battle.
NEWARK, N. J., March 20. John Ahern of East Newark and Peter Sacon of Rutherford fought in a barn early this morning for a purse of $100. It was a terrific contest from the start. Sacon had the best of it for the first two rounds, although he received severe punishment. During the fourth round a claim of foul was made by Ahern and his friends. This was not granted by the referee, then a free fight ensued and the referee was struck several blows. The lanterns were knocked down and the lights extinguished. The seconds got the contestants safely away in the darkness. The referee in attempting to jump through a window and escape was badly cut by the panes of glass.
The Boston Globe 21 March 1888
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NAVAL & MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
The following appointments have been made at the Admiralty :— . . . John L. Aherne, surgeon, to the Vernon . . . 
The Times 19 April 1888
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CITY POLICE COURT.
Monday, April 23.
LARCENY—John Ahern was charged with the larceny of some oranges from ''Kianawah," near the new Cleveland road on Sunday. Senior-constable Henderson said be caught the defendant in the orchard in the act of taking the oranges ; defendant said he was looking for a dog ; witness then arrested him ; the defendant had about three dozen oranges on his person. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined £1 or seven days' imprisonment. . . . 
The Brisbane Courier 24 April 1888
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THE NEWS EPITOMIZED
South and West
A QUARREL over the ownership of a handkerchief resulted in a riot at Spooner, Wis., which culminated in a fusilade with revolvers. Twenty shots were fired, William O'Hearn was fatally wounded, Charles Green had a leg broken by a bullet and three unknown men took to the woods, followed by a constable, who was killed.
Barnstable Patriot 24 April 1888
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CITY AND SUBURBAN NEWS
Lizzie Ahern, 21 years of age, who came here from Ireland about two years ago, killed herself with paris green on Monday. She was despondent because unable to support her child.
New York Times 3 May 1888
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Mr. R. AHEARN who is visiting the various racing and breeding studs in the North Island and is the travelling correspondent of the 'NEW ZEALAND REFEREE' arrived by the s.s. Waihora from the north on Saturday.
Hawke's Bay Herald 30 May 1888
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THE BARCOO (Barcaldine), May 17.
Stock news available this week is as follows:—
It was reported from Alpha last Saturday that during the week Mr. James Ahern passed with 1230 mixed cattle from the Clermont district, supposed to be going to Goulburn, New South Wales.
The Queenslander 2 June 1888
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Death the Intervener.
Owing to his death the charge of robbery against Patrick O'Meara was dismissed yesterday in Judge Toohy's Court. O'Meara was arrested for robbery committed by himself and Michael Ahearn, who is now serving a term of twenty-five years for the offense. O'Meara died in the County Jail from consumption.
Daily Alta California 2 June 1888
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THE CITY.
James Ahearn, the man who fell out of a window yesterday morning while celebrating the ratification of the Democratic National ticket, died at the Receiving Hospital two hours after being taken there —4:15 o clock.
Daily Alta California 11 June 1888
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Suspicions of Murder
Chicago, June 29.—Three brothers of James E. Ahern, a merchant who died in this city March 26, arrived to-day and began an investigation, declaring a belief that he had been poisoned. Ahern's death was sudden, but did not cause suspicion. The brothers do not give their reasons for thinking it a murder. They will have the body exhumed.
Newark Ohio Daily Advocate 29 June 1888
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The arrests last night were all minor, as follows: Mike Doyle, drunk and disorderly; Pat O'Hearn, disorderly; Chas. Cashin, jumping on train; Barney Bray, drunk and disorderly; John Adams, loitering.
Springfield Daily Republic 20 July 1888
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New Justices.
The following: gentlemen have had their names added to the Commission of the Peace:—
Ahern, James, The Willows, Clermont
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The Queenslander 21 July 1888
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Marriages.
GRANT—AHERN.—May 30, at the Sacred Heart Church, by the Rev. Wm. P. Madden, John M. Grant, of Wick, Scotland, to Julia, second daughter of the late D. Ahern, Esq., of Cork, Ireland.
The Sydney Morning Herald 24 July 1888
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NAVAL & MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
The following appointments have been made at the Admiralty :— . . . John L. Aherne, surgeon, to the Royal Marine Depot, Walmer . . . 
The Times 6 August 1888
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HELPING THE BOYS
Father Ford's Picnic at Beacon Park
   The picnic for the benefit of Father Ford's Working Boys' Home was held at Beacon Park yesterday, and was a big success. George H. Hicks, the manager of Beacon Park, kindly tendered the use of the grounds, and about 4000 persons turned their steps thitherward yesterday. . . . 
   A good deal of interest centered in the hurling match between the Boston and Cambridge teams for the John Boyle O'Reilly prize cup and $200 special prize offered by ex-Alderman Mullane. The Bostons won 2 to 0. The teams were:
   Boston—Shea, W. Sullivan, M. Sullivan, J. Sullivan, L. Corrigan, N. Corrigan, Ahern, Duff, Quinn, Coughlin, Donovan, Kiley, Tobin, Mahoney, Welsh, Crowley; goal tender, Lane . . . 
The Boston Globe 4 September 1888
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About two weeks ago Emma Thompson, 18 years old, came to this city from Grand Crossing to visit the family of J. J. Ahern, at No. 560 Thirteenth place. Last Tuesday she left there saying she was going to look for employment and since then has not been seen. The police have been advised of her disappearance.
Chicago Tribune 18 September 1888
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Father Ahern, late of Waipawa, in Hawkes Bay, is at present in Canterbury. He is on his way to Victoria. He is accompanied by Father Prendergast, of Napier. Father Prendergast's destination, I believe, is Sydney. Both gentlemen are priests of All Hallows. Father Ahern's unswerving patriotism, together with his other good qualities has endeared him to the hearts of his countrymen, all over New Zealand. He is an able man, clever, and highly cultivated. His departure from the Colony, is a loss to the Church in New Zealand. From every Irishman from Auckland to the Bluff, he deserves a regretful good-bye, and a hearty God-speed. It is to be hoped that under other skies, his patriotism and his unchangeable fidelity to those principles which form the nobler part of a man will meet with a just reward. For myself, I must say, that it is with an infinite feeling of sadness that I see those Irish priests depart.
New Zealand Tablet 28 September 1888
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MONTE—AHEARN.—On the 4th inst., at St. Peter's and Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Epping, by the Rev. Father Hays, Andrew, eldest son of Andrew Monte, of Sandhurst, to Ellen, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Ahearn, of Mount Pleasant, Epping.
Melbourne Argus 29 September 1888
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Married at the residence of Richard Sneed, Sept. 23, 1888, Nicholas Ahern to Mrs. Mary H. Hartford, both of Sonoma Valley.
Sonoma County Tribune 6 October 1888
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The POLICE MURDER in MIDLETON
Visit of the Police to the Deceased's Relatives
Refusing to Parade the Police for Identification
The Inquest To-day and Funeral
Midleton, Sunday.
Every inquiry here, both yesterday and to-day, only goes the further to show that the stabbing of Patrick Ahern by the police was a wanton and most unprovoked act and an act for which there was not the slightest justification. On all sides the savage conduct of the police has been unsparingly condemned and denounced, and a feeling has been created against the members of the force, the bitter intensity of which, has not often been experienced. All unite in saying that an event so brutal has never occurred in the town, and, that nowhere has what all regard as a murder, pure and simple taken place under circumstances so utterly free from provocation. Investigation into the matters which led to the attacks of the police, only sustain the view generally held that their interference in the first instance, was not only uncalled for, but entirely unwarranted, not to say illegal.

A couple of policemen attempted to arrest for drunkenness a man (Mansfield) who bears an excellent character for sobriety, and who, it is confidently asserted, can be proved by dozens of reliable witnesses to have been perfectly sober on the occasion, but forsooth, because he resisted what he regarded as an outrage upon him, all the police in Midleton were subsequently let loose upon the people to treat them in that manner with which almost every city, town and village in Ireland are familiar. Though knowing the man well, and being aware that a simple summons would, at any time, find him, Mansfield's captors forced him into the Messrs. Cashman's premises, and insisted on keeping him there until the arrival of the local Head-Constable (Higgins) and some constables. It is stated that Higgins, observing that Mansfield was not drunk, sent him about his business, and as yet, the police, as far as outsiders can know, have taken no steps to prove the charge on which they on that night sought to take him into custody. The scuffle of course attracted attention and a number of people assembled on the street outside.

The police in the meantime remained in the house, the owner of which denies the allegation that he permitted any of them to get out of the back entrance. Reinforcements, headed by District Inspector Creaghe, arrived, and the people were at once set upon and dispersed in all directions ; and it is stated that such was the violence of the constabulary that an hour and a half later they attacked individuals walking to their homes. Attracted by the noise of the flying people, poor Ahern came on the street, like many others, to learn what was going on, and he had barely got on to the principal thoroughfare when he was bayonetted in the abdomen. Although fatally wounded, he managed to crawl round a neighbouring corner in the direction of his home, pursued by five or six savage men, until almost exhausted from loss of blood, he sank on the footway insensible. There he lay, says an eye-witness, while the policemen were brandishing their swords over his body, and it was some little time before his friends could get near him to remove him to his home, where he died twenty hours later.

It was not until yesterday that it became known that another life had been sacrificed to police violence, and the excitement, already high, became intense. It was Market-day, and the town was thronged with people, all more or less excited. Strong indignation prevailed amongst all grades of the townsfolk, as well as amongst their country neighbours, and at one time the presence of a couple of constables in the streets stopped little short of causing further trouble. No policemen were to be observed doing the ordinary town duty, and when these two appeared on their way from the barrack to the telegraph office, crowds at once collected, and followed them in an excited manner, hooting, shouting, and calling out "There are the murderers." Whenever, later on, any of them became visible, this was repeated to a more or less extent. Mr Heard, the County Inspector, arrived in town at eleven o'clock, and at once held consultations with District-inspector Creaghe, Head-constable Higgins, and other policemen. Shortly after his arrival Mr J P Leahy, solicitor, acting for the next of kin of the deceased, waited on Mr Creaghe at the barrack. Mr Creaghe was indoors with the county-inspector at the time, and on being sent for came out, but, on seeing Mr Leahy, assumed a demeanour which boded ill for any application that gentleman had to make.

"Do you know," said Mr Leahy, "that I am acting for the representatives of the man who has been murdered?" "Yes, I do," answered Mr Creagh ; "you have told me so." "Then, I want to know if you have telegraphed to the coroner?" "Yes ; I have." "Have you received a reply?" "I have not." "I want also to know from you, "went on Mr Leahy, "if you have any objection to parade your men for inspection as I have witnesses who will identify the man who murdered Ahern?" "I won't allow them to be paraded at the present moment," was Mr Creaghe's reply. Mr Leahy then enquired if he would inform him when he would do so, and Mr Creaghe evasively told him that it was better to wait until the coroner came, and then abruptly withdrew.

Half-an-hour later Inspector Heard, accompanied by some of his men in plain clothes, went to the house of the dead man. They succeeded in getting hold of a sister of his, who was in a very distressed condition. An attempt was made to elicit information from her, but all the success accompanying the effort was a statement on her part that she had seen her brother brought to the house. All this time people were anxiously expecting the arrival of the Coroner—Mr. Richard Rice, of Fermoy. Anxiety in this respect was all the greater in consequence of the fact that the body could not be removed without his permission, and until it had been viewed by a jury. Besides this, it was considered necessary that a post-mortem examination should be held, and this could not take place without orders from the Coroner. It was intended that the funeral should be carried out to-day with great public display, should the necessary preliminaries as regards the swearing of the jury and the viewing of the body &c., take place, but the non-arrival of the coroner rendered this impossible. He had been telegraphed for both by the police and Mr Leahy, but the reply was that the coroner was from home.

Meanwhile, as the day wore on, a number of Cork detectives, who had traveled down by the morning train, were said to be making themselves busy in the way of picking up information form the gossip of unsuspecting persons, but the word was passed round and people were put upon their guard lest an uncautious, but perhaps innocent expression might be interpreted in a manner to their disadvantage. It is said that another man narrowly escaped being stabbed, the bayonet passing through his trousers, but doing no further injury. This man lives at some distance from the town and was going down the street to the Chapel road where a relative of his was being waked, when he was set upon. Coming back to the deceased, however, it may be interesting to mention that a very strong allegation exists to the effect that he was mistaken for a man named Hennessy, whose brother some time since gave a hearty drubbing to four or five members of the constabulary who attempted to interfere with him, and who though watched and hunted for several weeks succeeded in escaping their vigilance.

Poor Ahern was well known to have been a quiet, inoffensive man ; he was the eldest son of a large family, and almost their sole support. His father, who is still living, is an old man, an invalid, and gone beyond his work. Both he and his son had and have been for many years in the employment of Mr P J Tattan, who is a large coal and corn merchant in the town. He gives them the highest character, and spoke in particularly laudable manner of the good conduct of the unfortunate young man whose life was so untimely ended. Numbers of people visited the deceased's abode, and all last night and the previous one all his friends attended at the wake.

The feeling in the town this morning was, if anything, more intense than yesterday. It was thought by many that the funeral would take place to-day, and the result was that thousands of people filled the town to-day with the intention of participating in it. Amongst those who did attend were—Mr W J Lane, M P, and Mr J Douglas Pyne, M P, both of whom deeply interested themselves in the matter. Most of the townspeople wore mourning badges. A joint meeting of the Midleton Young Ireland Society and the National League was called for one o'clock to-day, but it was subsequently decided that any such meeting would be premature for the present, and none consequently took place. In connection with the same subject, an informal meeting of the Young Ireland Society was held on Friday in their hall, under the presidency of Mr Richard Fitzgerald, and there were amongst those present — Messrs Michael Fitzgerald, John P Leahy, solicitor ; John Ronayne, John O'Callaghan, Michael Lynch, John O'Brien, M Dalton, J Lawton, J J Coffey, John Walsh, Wm Walsh, hon sec, &c. Steps were taken towards raising the necessary funds to give the deceased a suitable interment.

The guardians of the Midleton Union yesterday were inclined to pass a resolution condemnatory of the conduct of the police, but as in the case of the National League and Young Ireland Society, it was deemed better to take no action for the present, pending the result of the inquest.

The matter was also before the Dungourney branch of the National League at their meeting to-day, the Rev T O'Connell, PP, being in the chair. The following resolution was, on the motion of the Rev Father M'Donald, seconded by Mr Cronin, unanimously adopted :— "That we condemn in the strongest manner the vindictive and wanton attack by the police on the people of Midleton last Thursday evening, and that we hold them responsible for the murder of poor Ahern to whose friends we tender the most cordial sympathy ; and that as a mark of respect to his memory we now adjourn." The meeting did then immediately adjourn.

At both Masses this morning references were made to the occurrence by the celebrating priests. Speaking to the last Mass at twelve o'clock Father O'Brien said he had been requested by their venerable pastor, Canon Fitzpatrick, to make reference to the occurrence—the very deplorable occurrence—which had taken place in their midst within the last few days. It was not the Canon's wish, nor was it his own, to enter into the circumstances which gave rise to that sad event. These matters would form the subject of a judicial inquiry, which would immediately be opened, when the truth, he took it, would be elicited fully, and the blame laid upon the proper shoulders. With these things he had nothing to do, but he wished on behalf of Canon Fitzpatrick, and on his own behalf, as well also on behalf of the priests of the parish, to beg of them all, men and women, old and young alike, to exercise the greatest restraint and the greatest control over their feelings during these days ; to speak no word, to do no act which would lead perhaps to a repetition of the sad work that had already taken place. He was sure and he spoke in the most solemn way—that he need not say one word more to them. He would leave it to their own good sense, and they had plenty of good sense he was sure. He would leave it to their own good sense, and he begged them to be the preservers of the peace themselves during these few days. Clear the streets in the evenings of all idlers and young children—they had no business being there—and he would suggest too that the public houses, which were the fruitful sources of evil, should be closed. He again appealed to them not to say a word or do any act which would bring more misery upon the people of Midleton than that which had already been caused. The same advice was repeated in substance by Father Burton at the early Mass.

The Coroner arrived at 11 o'clock this morning, and, after a conversation with District-Inspector Creagh, issued his precept and summons for the attendance of jurors. He also gave directions for the holding of a post-mortem examination, and this will be performed to-morrow (Monday) by Dr Lawton and Dr O'Brien. The inquest has been fixed for one o'clock, and it is then probable that after the necessary preliminaries have been gone through it will be adjourned to a convenient date in the near future. The evidence promises to be of a voluminous character ; and, consequently, the inquiry may be of a comparatively extensive nature, Mr Redmond Barry has been retained as counsel for the next of kin.

Some time between two and three o'clock the funeral will take place. The burial ground of the deceased is a couple of miles outside the town. The demonstration will be an extremely large one, and of an extent calculated to mark the public disapproval of the laws under which an unoffending man can be stabbed to death in the streets of his native town.

Extra police to the number of about thirty, with District-Inspector Seymour, Mitchelstown, have been drafted into the town. The majority of them have been confined to barracks all day, and but eight of them, in squads of four, were seen in the streets during the day. Wherever they went they were groaned and hooted. No ordinary police duties were performed, and the Catholic constables in town were not allowed, so far as could be ascertained, to attend Mass.

Mr Redmond, R.M., Queenstown, was in town all day. He had to be provided with an escort—four men, one of the squads alluded to—to take him to the station. In the evening, while passing along near Hayes' mill sods thrown and the helmet of one policeman knocked off, nothing beyond this occurred. When the train was leaving the station Mr Redmond was vigorously groaned. No disturbance, however, took place either there or in the town, the inhabitants of which, notwithstanding circumstances of exasperation, managed to restrain themselves, in accordance with the advice of their priests. After the departure of the 4.30 train this evening for Cork the police, who escorted Mr Redmond on returning from the train, were vigorously hooted and followed by large crowds. They marched down the Main-street and without calling to the barracks proceeded onwards through the streets and went to the residence of District Inspector Creagh. They were only there for a short time when Head-constable Higgins came out of Mr Creagh's residence and accompanied them back to the barracks, which is at the upper end of Main-street. On going up the hooting was repeated, and the police, who had only their batons displayed, halted at intervals. It looked as if a baton charge would be made, but none took place. At eight o'clock a representative asked District Inspector Creagh if the Coroner's precept was in his hands. He said it was. After night fall heavy patrols of police paraded the streets, but no collision with the people or disturbance of any kind took place.
Cork Examiner 5 November 1888
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IRELAND. CORK, NOV. 5
To-day Mr. Coroner Rice opened an inquest at Midleton on the body of Patrick Ahern, who died on Friday last from the effects of a bayonet wound inflicted in a police charge the previous evening. For some hours prior to the opening of the inquiry the town was in a state of excitement, and there was further evidence of the strong feeling which has sprung up against the police. Last night as a respectable shopkeeper named Dalton was sitting in his drawing-room, a stone was thrown through the window at him, and threats of further violence were used. The only reason assigned for this outrage is that Dalton is a Liberal Unionist and is friendly to the police.

To-day some of the shopkeepers refused to have any dealings with the police, and it is thought that this latter circumstance is the result of a meeting held the previous day, in which Mr. W. J. Lane, M.P., took part. It was nearly 1 o'clock when the Coroner arrived in the town, and he then proceeded with the inquest. Great difficulty was experienced in getting together a jury, only 11 out of 24 summoned putting in an appearance. It is freely stated here that several of the jurors left town early to avoid serving, on the ground that they objected to allow themselves to be coerced into bringing in as verdict that may be contrary to their wishes. After considerable delay 14 persons were sworn and, and the Coroner said it was under the circumstances an extraordinary things that in a town so populous as Midleton a sufficient number of jurors could not be procured.

Mr. Leahy said the present was a critical time in Midleton, and the people should not forget that they had a public duty to perform. The Coroner then said he intended to adjourn the inquiry after the post-mortem examination for a week. Mr. Julian said that of course they were bound by the wish of the Coroner, but it was the desire of the police that the inquest should be disposed of as rapidly as possible. They would at the same time give every assistance. Mr. Leahy said he had intended to apply for an adjournment, as he had a lot of evidence to get together, which could not possibly be done in a hurry. After some further discussion, the inquest was adjourned until to-morrow week.
The Times 6 November 1888
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POLICE MURDER
AT
MIDLETON
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THE INQUEST AND FUNERAL
   Yesterday at one o'clock an inquest was opened by Mr. Coroner Rice, in the courthouse at Midleton, on the body of Patrick Ahern, who died on Friday night last, from the effects of a bayonet wound, inflicted the previous evening by the police under District-Inspector Creaghe. The circumstances surrounding the affair are already too well known to need recapitulation. Not one bit, apparently, has the bitter feeling amongst the people, engendered by the action of the police, abated. On the contrary it seems to increase so far as the great masses of the people are concerned. Yet, notwithstanding this, the fact remains that in the town of Midleton—a town of many thousands of population—it took close on two hours yesterday before a coroner's jury of fourteen could be got together. It was stated on the one hand that several shopkeepers entitled to act as jurors, and professing Nationalist opinions, had incontinently left the town that morning rather than take part in what was and is likely to be a protracted inquiry. This, as been observed, might, on the one side, account to some extent for the difficulty encountered in selecting the jury, but, on the other hand, the allegation was made, and perhaps with some foundation, that the police, in whose hands the summoning of jurors lay, had passed over many of those who could and would act as such, while they inclined to those whose pressing business pursuits, illness, or other matters was likely to prevent them from attending. In proof of this it was pointed out that summonses had been served on two gentlemen both of whom the police were aware were suffering from more or less serious indisposition. Further, it was manifest that the police had gone out of their way to go to Ballinacurra for jurors while numerous respectable shopkeepers in Midleton were overlooked. Under the circumstances perhaps it was not after all so surprising that material for a jury was not as promptly forthcoming as in other places. But be that as it may comments on the apathetic action of certain people coupled with remarks on what, to say the least of it, was looked on as somewhat doubtful conduct on the part of the police, were numerous and outspoken. The town all day long presented the appearance of the deepest mourning. In the morning the various establishments were heavily shuttered, and after two o'clock, every house in the town was closed. The authorities, not content with the very substantial addition of thirty men to the local force made on Sunday, further increased the number yesterday, and drafted twenty men more into the town. It goes without saying, that from the first to last, though labouring under great excitement, the people behaved themselves in a wonderfully cool manner, and afforded not the slightest pretext for another onslaught on them. Generally speaking, the police were again confined to barracks, and but a few appeared in the streets, the ordinary town patrol, as on the last two days, being entirely neglected.
   The Coroner arrived shortly before one o'clock, and immediately proceeded to the courthouse, where
THE INQUEST
was opened. Despite the terrible inclemency of the weather hundreds of people were present, and when the court was opened entirely filled the building. The attendance, including the Rev D Lynch, P P, Lisgoold ; the Rev Fr O'Brien, C C, Midleton, the Rev Fr O'Donoghue, C C, do ; the Rev Fr Moreton, C C, do ; the Rev Fr O'Connell, P P, Dungourney ; the Rev Fr M'Donnell, C C, Dungourney ; Dr Lawton, Dr O'Brien, Dr Ross, Rev Dr Moore, Rev G Fairbrother, E O'Brien, P L G, Garranejames ; R Walsh, P L G ; E O'Mahony, M H Walsh, J O'Brien, Killeagh ; E Higgins, Maurice Doyle, Inchiquin ; W Green, P J Moore, R Smyth, M Buckley, R Moloney, T Bolton, J Lawton, P Quirke, T Twomey, M Day, M Riordan, chairman Board of Guardians ; John M'Carthy, &c., &c. The proceedings were watched with the greatest interest.
   The Coroner occupied a seat on the bench, and on either side of him in the seats reserved for professional gentlemen were :—
   Mr H B Julian, solicitor, Cork, representing the police.
   Mr Seymour, District-Inspector, Mitchelstown, who appeared on behalf of the Crown, and
   Mr J P Leary, solicitor, Midleton, representing the next-of-kin of the deceased, instructed by him during the inquiry will be Mr Redmond Barry, B L, Cork, and probably Mr John Deasy, M P, B L.
   District-Inspector Creaghe was also in court.
   At the sitting of the court, Mr Leahy announced that he represented the next of kin.
   The Coroner asked Head-Constable Higgins for the precept, which was handed to him. He then inquired how many persons had been summoned.
   The Head-Constable said twenty-four.
   Mr Edward O'Mahoney, who had been summoned on the jury, asked to be excused. His wife was ill, and there was no one to look after his business.
   Mr John H Bennett, Ballinacurra, also applied to be excused on the account of severe pressure of business.
   The Coroner said there was no man more pressed than he was himself ; he would do all he possibly could.
   The Coroner then called the names of the jurors. The following answered to their names—James O'Halloran, John H Bennett, Michael H Walsh, Thomas Aherne, Henry Forde, Patrick Barry, Richard Smith, Daniel Buckley, William Crotty, Cornelius Hyde, Edward O'Mahony, and Thomas Hyde.
   The following did not answer—John Hayes, Robert Parker, John T Brett, William Dalton, Patrick Shea, John J Bransfield, Maurice Ronayne, Joseph W Tarr, William Sheehan, Eugene Aherne, James Moore, and Joseph Tattan Bransfield.
   Dr Lawton said that Mr Bransfield was very ill.
   Mr Brett sent in a medical certificate to say that he was suffering from a cold.
   The Coroner—They are all sick or laid up. (To Mr Julian)—What do you say about the number of the jury? We can have 23, as you are aware.
   Mr Julian—You have more experience of inquests than I have.
   Mr Leahy—I would like to know for whom Mr Julian appears?
   Mr Julian—It is rather too soon to be asking questions yet. When the time comes I will not be ashamed to answer, but if it is any satisfaction for you to know, I appear for the police in the town of Midleton.
   Mr Leahy—Thank you.
   Mr Bennett said any of the gentlemen who had been summoned could attend as well as he. He applied very seriously to the coroner to allow him off as he was present at very great inconvenience.
   Mr O'Mahony said it would be a terrible hardship to him to be obliged to attend.
   The Coroner said it was an extraordinary thing that in the populous town of Midleton they could not get a sufficient number of jurors.
   Mr Leahy said it was. He mentioned that the body had now been lying over since Friday evening.
   The Coroner said, strictly speaking, though the law was rendered impracticable, the body should remain disinterred during the whole of the inquiry. If it happened that there was a disagreement there should be a second view of the body.
   Mr Leahy said the body was rapidly becoming decomposed.
   The Coroner—Does it not appear extraordinary to find the people not attending here. Don't you think there ought to be a stronger local feeling of sympathy with the family of the deceased, and still here I am without a jury.
   Mr Leahy said it was very strange on the part of the jurors who did not attend. They seemed to forget that they had a great public duty to perform, and it was gross neglect on their part not to turn up. He would suggest that further summonses be issued.
   Mr Julian thought it would be well to inform those gentlemen summoned that the court was open ; perhaps they were not aware of the fact.
   Mr Leahy—Fifteen jurors will do very well.
   Head-Constable Higgins—What about calling those jurors under a fine?
   The Coroner said he did not believe that even that would cause them to attend. What was the use of a compulsion of that kind?
   Mr Leahy suggested that the police proceed to the residences of those parties who had been summoned, and inform them that if they did not attend they would be fined.
   The Coroner directed that this should be done, and while awaiting the result a discussion took place as to the most suitable day on which to resume the inquiry, it being understood that a postponement would take place after the jury had viewed the body.
   The Coroner said with respect to the arrangements for continuing the inquiry, his intention was to adjourn for the post-mortem examination, and then further adjourn until Monday next. He would be professionally engaged on several days during the week, and everything considered he thought it would be best not to resume the inquiry before Monday.
   Mr Julian said that of course they were all bound to meet the coroner's views as much as possible, but if it was at all suitable to his convenience he would prefer that the investigation should be disposed of as rapidly and with as little delay as possible.
   The Coroner said he would be happy to meet Mr Julian's convenience, but he was afraid it would be absolutely impossible for him to be there. The week would be broken up, and he had some very pressing engagements, which he could not overlook. Besides, there was a near relative of his ill.
   Mr Julian said he was very sorry to hear that.
   Mr Leahy said he had intended also to make an application for adjournment, and his reasons for so doing were very strong. At present he had a certain number of witnesses who would give important evidence in the inquiry. There were a great deal more whose evidence he had not yet time to take down, and, besides this, he had employed counsel in the case whom he had not yet instructed, and under those circumstances it would be perfectly impossible for him to proceed that day.
   Mr Julian said he had come there instructed to oppose strenuously an application, such as Mr Leahy spoke of, if it was for the purpose of locking up witnesses. He might say, on the part of the police, that they were anxious that the inquiry should take place as quickly as possible, and they would give every possible assistance, but they saw no reason why witnesses who knew anything about the transaction, could not be communicated with in half-an-hour, all being residents of the town. Besides, he had been instructed that there was an amount of excitement in the town, which was anything at all but satisfactory while the investigation was pending. That was one of the strongest reasons why he and the public were anxious that the matter should be disposed of at once.
   The Coroner said it was a curious thing that that was one of the reasons which induced him to adjourn the inquest, for it was better that a calm and dispassionate investigation should be made. The only information he had at present was the official report of the matter, which had been laid before him, and in connection with this matter, he might mention that he did not think the comments in the Press were at all fair. Of course, though the jury would divest their minds of anything but legal evidence, yet, at the same time, such comments were unfair, and might produce an impression.
   District-Inspector Seymour said that, on the part of the Crown, he was very anxious that the case should go on, but, of course, it was entirely in the coroner's discretion to act as he thought best. The Crown were very anxious to give every assistance in the investigation of the case.
   Mr Julian said the coroner was always most obliging, and, as he had said, it would be impossible for him to attend before the time he had named. He did not think he could offer any objections.
   The Coroner said that an inquest had been held at Fermoy immediately after a certain occurrence had taken place, and it never satisfied any of them.
   Mr Julian said there was a great deal in that ; and so far as the parties he represented were concerned, they were entirely in the coroner's hands. Their anxiety was to have the thing disposed of as soon as possible. Under the circumstances stated by the coroner, he would not object to an adjournment for a week.
   Mr Leahy said he was most anxious, on behalf of the next of kin, that the inquest should be proceeded with as quickly as was consistent with the ends of justice.
   All having agreed to an adjournment, some discussion took place as to the more suitable day to resume the inquiry. Ultimately Tuesday next, at twelve o'clock, was decided on.
   Mr Julian said with regard to the incidental allusion which the coroner had made touching the comments in the Press, that the police felt aggrieved by the one taken and the comments made by a couple of papers published in the district. He asked the coroner to express his opinion on the matter, and if he did so it would, perhaps, restrain the writings of these papers until the facts were brought out in proper shape in the solemnity of a court of justice. It would be very hard to have an occurrence of the present kind take place in which there would not be various rumours and accounts. All of them could not be true, and some of them consequently must be false. In this case the police complained that rumours which were unquestionably false had been seized upon to give a colouring to these articles.
   The Coroner again expressed himself to the effect that such comments were unfair.
   Mr Leahy entirely agreed with Mr Julian, but he would be a little more particular, for he would be obliged to bring under the notice of the coroner articles that had appeared in the Cork Constitution.
   The Coroner—I am putting them all in globo.
   Mr Leahy said that some of the comments in that paper were most unfair. In Saturday's issue an article appeared in connection with what took place, and he regarded it as simply shocking and as a gross outrage on professional decency.
   The Coroner said he had expressed himself universally with regard to the newspaper comments.
   Mr Julian said he had not singled out and paper and he had tried to be as general as possible. If he were to single out papers for complaint, it would not be the Constitution, for on the present occasion he found the comments in that paper were far less blameable than those in other papers.
   Mr Leahy asked for a moment to be allowed to reply to Mr Julian.
   Mr Julian expressed dissent.
   District-Inspector Seymour said that no evidence should be allowed at that stage of the inquiry with regard to the newspaper publications.
   The Coroner said he would allow nothing of the kind to be gone into.
   Mr Leahy said a political tinge had been sought to be put upon the matter ; that he denied.
   After an interval, the Coroner again inquired how many jurors were present, and was informed that a sufficient number had not yet been procured.
   Mr Julian said there was not a town in Ireland, or at all events in the county Cork, where a more respectable class of jurors could be found than in the town of Midleton.
   Mr Leahy said he was glad to hear Mr Julian say that, and he hoped that the verdict of the jury would be subsequently appreciated.
   Some further conversation took place with reference to the jurors.
   The Coroner said there was one amongst those who answered from Ohio—Mr Crotty
   Mr Crotty said he belonged to the State of Missouri ; he had been twelve months in Ireland.
   The Coroner said Mr Crotty had now a residence in that district, and though he was a citizen of the united States, that did not disqualify him from acting as a juror.
   After a further interval, Mr O'Mahony again asked to be allowed off ; he had called in the morning to Mr Leahy to tell him that he could not possibly attend.
   Mr Leahy—I could not see you on the matter ; you had a right to go to Mr Creaghe, who is a very communicative gentleman.
   Mr Creaghe—The less you say to Mr Creaghe the better.
   Mr Leahy—Yes, and the less I say to Mr Creaghe the better I like it.
   The Coroner asked what did Mr Leahy say to taking some jurors from the court. It was not a desirable thing to do, but under the present circumstances he thought there was some necessity for it.
   Head-Constable Higgins suggested that they should wait for a little while until the man who had been sent out with the additional summonses should return.
   Mr Leahy asked that the jurors should be called on fines.
   The Coroner said he was not a harsh judge. He could only impose a fine of 40s. on any juror who absented himself. He had certain reasons for not fining them, because he believed they would pay the fine rather than remain in court for a week. He liked to see a gentleman perform a work of humanity voluntarily and act willingly in the service of his country.
   Mr Julian suggested that some additional summonses should be issued.
   The Coroner thought it would be well to do so, and he had summonses there for that purpose.
   Some further time having elapsed, Mr R. Moloney appeared in court, and the coroner having observed that he would make a good juror, asked him if he had been summoned.
   Mr Moloney said he had not, and even if he had he would object to it, as he did not see why he should be summoned while there was plenty material in Midleton to form a jury.
   After another pause, Mr Leahy said it took a long time to summon jurors.
   The Coroner said it fixed apathy on someone.
   Head-Constable Higgins said he had served all the summonses.
   The Coroner said he never before had any difficulty in collecting a jury.
   Mr Leahy—It doesn't speak well for the public spirit of the people of Midleton.
   Head-Constable Higgins said he had done all he could in the case. He had now got thirty summonses served.
   Mr Edward O'Mahony again asked the coroner to excuse him. He would have to shut up his shop if he was detained there, and the head-constable knew that what he stated was correct.
   Head-Constable Higgins said that he was aware of it.
   The Coroner—Then why did you summon him—was it because of his inability to attend?
   Head-Constable Higgins—No, but because he is a very suitable juror.
   Some more time having passed without any advancement being made, the Coroner remarked that he thought it was the wish of the townspeople to facilitate the relatives of the deceased.
   Mr Leahy said he had been under that impression. The constabulary, he thought, had got hold of all the “black sheep” this time.
   The Coroner excused Mr Mahony. In the meantime several jurors arrived in court, and a sufficient number having put in an appearance their names were called over.
   The following fourteen gentlemen were sworn—Messrs M H Walsh (foreman), James O'Halloran, J H Bennett, Thomas Ahern, Henry Forde, Patrick Barry, Richard Smith, Daniel Buckley, William Crotty, Cornelius Hyde, Thomas Hyde, John Carroll, Joseph M'Namara, and James Flynn.
   They were then directed to view the body, which they did.
   On returning to the Courthouse they were formally bound over to appear on Tuesday next.
   A post mortem examination was then made by Dr Lawton and Dr O'Brien, and after this
THE FUNERAL
took place. All through the morning and afternoon the rain had been coming down in torrents ; as the funeral was about to start it came down with redoubled force, and long after the remains had been lowered into the grave it continued one steady downpour. This notwithstanding, the display was on a scale creditable alike to the town and neighbourhood. Under the management of the Young Ireland Society the arrangements were admirably carried out. A magnificent wreath of lilies was placed on the coffin by the members, and the local branch of the National League paid a similar tribute to the dead. Private friends also sent wreaths. From long distances people attended, and when the terrible nature of the weather is taken into account the gathering was extremely large and representative. Those present included the gentlemen whose names have already been mentioned, the members of the Young Ireland Society and G A A, the latter represented by D Collins, J Power, W Keane, M Kelleher, J Leahy, J O'Leary, R Stack, W Colbert, P Moore, W Barry, M Dalton, J Kennedy, P Donovan, P Cotter, and the former by R Fitzgerald, V P ; John Lawton, treasurer ; W Walsh, hon sec ; J O'Callaghan, A Collins, J J Coffey, A Bolton, T Murray, J Ronayne, J G Mayne, M Fitzgerald, D Moore, M Cuddigan. Lisgoold sent M Murnane, W Spillane, E Barry, E Riordan, and R Molony, while the Aghada representatives were Denis Kelly, Jas O'Callaghan, P L G ; Marcus Henchy, J Sheehan, P O'Callaghan, W Higgins, E Higgins, E Rohan, C M'Donnell. Contingents came from all the surrounding districts—Castlemartyr, Killeagh, Mogeely, Carrigtwohill, Dungourney, Cloyne, &c.
   The clergymen present were—The Rev. T O'Connell, P P, Castlemartyr, and Rev. Father M'Donald, Dungourney ; Rev. Fr. Morton, C C, Midleton ; Rev. Fr. O'Brien, do., and the Rev. Fr. O'Donoghue.
   The general public included—Martin Riordan, chairman. Midleton Board of Guardians ; R Walsh P L G ; M H Walsh, J P Leahy, solicitor ; Patrick Leahy, T Murray, Edward Barry, T C ; P O'Shea, T C ; James Flynn, P Barry. Thomas Murnane, M Fitzgerald, N B Walsh, P Ahern, M Donovan, John Donovan, Thomas Gorman, John O'Brien, Michael Smithwick, P L G ; P J Tattan, Michael Buckley, Thomas Hyde, J Lawton, J Hodnett, Cork ; John Moore, P Kelleher, W Cogan, T C ; P Knolles, P Molony, Michael Barry, E Stack, P L G ; P Hickey, G Fitzmahony, &c., &c. The cortege started shortly after three o'clock, and the coffin was borne to the grave on the shoulders of the deceased [sic], the bier preceding them, the people marching in regular order after. The Midleton brass band, under the leadership of their teacher, Mr Kelly, headed the funeral, and played the Adeste Fidelis to the churchyard at Churchtown, two miles outside of Midleton to the east. The performance of the band was remarkably good. As night fell the remains were laid to rest, the funeral services being performed by the three Midleton priests already named. The town was quiet last night, and no policemen were seen on the streets.
   The tragic occurrence was made the subject of a resolution by the Lisgoold branch of the national League at their meeting on Sunday. The Rev D Lynch, P P, presided, and amongst those present were—Messrs. R Moloney, hon sec ; F Stack, P L G ; P Sarsfield, D O'Meara, P Buckley, P L G ; W Leahy, M Murnane, P Ahern, A Twomey, W Cullinane, &c. The following resolution was, on the motion of Mr Moloney, passed unanimously :—“That we condemn in the strongest terms the cowardly and wanton manner by which an innocent life was sacrificed by a brutal policeman, led on by the brave, big bully policeman, Creagh.”
   It is stated that summonses will be issued against persons for alleged assaults on the police on the night of the occurrence.
The Cork Examiner 6 November 1888
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IRELAND
A man named [Patrick] Ahern died on Friday from injuries received from the police on the previous day in a street fight in Midleton, county Cork, caused by an attempt to rescue a prisoner who was being conveyed to gaol. In his depositions Ahern stated that he went out of a public-house not being aware that there was any disturbance, and, before he knew where he was, he was stabbed and became unconscious. The inquest was opened on Monday before Coroner Rice, who conducted the inquests at Mitchelstown and Fermoy, and was adjourned at the request of the representative of the next of kin, who said he had a large amount of evidence to prepare.
The Guardian 7 November 1888
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POLICE MURDER IN MIDLETON
Midleton, Tuesday Night.
Shortly after the funeral procession started yesterday (Monday), from town, a covered car was seen driving to the private offices of District-Inspector Creaghe, R I C, which is underneath Mr Coppinger's archway, at the end of Main-street, and Constable Swindle, the incriminated policeman, was seen to get in and the car was driven up the street.

To-day (Monday) [sic] a private communication was sent to Mr Leahy that one of the policemen engaged in the charge had been removed, and he immediately had Mr Creagh served with a notice cautioning Mr Creagh against keeping the constable referred to away from the inquest, or as peace officer of the district suffering said constable to be out of his custody or control. In the evening, however, the constable, who had gone away yesterday, was seen walking in the streets this evening.

At between four and five o'clock this evening Constables Swindle and Shortell, with four other policemen in charge of Sergeant Graydon, of Cloyne, and accompanied by a detective, wait on Mr Creagh at his office. Important despatches were handed by Sergeant Graydon to Mr Creagh who in turn hands them to District Inspector Seymour. They were all subsequently closeted for about two hours, and it is believed that Constables Swindle and Shortell, who are very young policemen, were getting initiated into the parts which they are to play in the inquest on next Tuesday week.

Full patrols are about the streets this evening and were about town during the day, and active communications are evidently going on between the authorities and the heads of the local force. The excitement is now subsiding.--COR.

Large numbers of armed policemen were drafted from West Cork yesterday to Cork City, but their ultimate destination was supposed to be Midleton, where there is at present much excitement.
Cork Examiner 7 November 1888
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THE POLICE MURDER IN MIDLETON
Midleton, Wednesday Night.    
   A great deal of public curiosity was centred to-day on the person of Sub-constable Swindle, who has achieved an unenviable amount of notoriety, by reason of his daring feat in the historical murder of poor Ahern on Thursday last. Contrary to public expectation, he was seen to-day dressed in full regalia of a policeman, doing active duty in the streets of Midleton. The people were much surprised at this, as they know a great deal about his conduct in the dreadful business of Thursday last. Possibly the service of the under-mentioned notice on Mr Creaghe, D I, forced the authorities to bring him under the gaze of the public, as it was generally believed that he had left the town on the day of the funeral procession on Monday in a covered car. After the following notice was served, he was again seen in the vicinity of Mr Creaghe's residence on Tuesday evening.
“PHILIP CREAGH, Esq.        
“District Inspector Royal Irish Constabulary,
“Midleton.”        
   “Sir—Whereas, I have reason to believe that one of the policemen connected with the charge made by the police on the people in the streets of Midleton on Thursday evening last the 1st instant, and who will be required to attend the inquest (adjourned to Tuesday, the 13th instant, and to be holden upon that date in the Courthouse, Midleton), has on last evening left the town. Now you are hereby cautioned against keeping the said sub-constable away from said inquiry or inquest, or as peace officer of the district suffering said sub-constable to be out of your custody or control ; and, whereas, there were certain constables and sub-constables of the Royal Irish Constabulary at the time of the said charge under your custody and control and who were parties to, and engaged in same charge. You are also, hereby cautioned against allowing any of said constables and sub-constables to be out of your custody, power, or control, up to and during the continuance of said inquest or inquiry ; and further take notice, that I shall hold you legally responsible for the retention and custody of said constables and sub-constables engaged in the aforementioned charge during the progress of said inquiry.
   “Dated this 6th day of Nov. 1888.
“JOHN P. LEAHY.        
“Solicitor for the next of kin of
Patrick Ahern, deceased.”    
   As on yesterday, the police were to-day very busy in preparing their proofs for the inquest on poor Ahern next Tuesday. District-Inspector Seymour, Mitchelstown, complimented Mr Lync[h], proprietor of Cashman and Company, this evening about 6.30 p.m., with a special visit. It will be remembered that it was the hall of this establishment the police took shelter [in] from the crowd when they were taking Mansfield to the barracks. It will be proved that they had no material reason for going into this place, except through sheer cowardice. The object of his visit was to elicit information favourable to the police, and Mr Lynch, as it was right to do so, gave him what was an authentic account as far as was fair and proper. At time of writing to-night a general rumour exists that Mr Creagh's servants have left him. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this statement, as some say it was only one servant who has left. Mr Leahy, solicitor, who was on a visit to-day in Cork, was dogged by a detective.—Cor.
The Cork Examiner 8 November 1888
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THE POLICE MURDER IN MIDLETON
Midleton, Thursday Night.    
   A respectable young girl named Margaret Hanley called at Mr. Leahy's office to-day and complained of the brutal manner in which she was beaten by some policemen in Charles-street, Midleton, on the night of November 1st. The facts are that as she was coming down Charles-street a large crowd was running up against her and the police were charging them. During the charge a policeman made towards her and struck her with either his baton or a heavy stick on the side of her head ; he then turned round and said, in a sneering manner, “Perhaps you might like to have I take you to the doctor now.” District Inspector Creaghe proceeded to Cork this morning accompanied by his wife. He returned again at 3 p.m., and was met by Sub-constable Callinan, who was supposed by the public to be on special duty for him, and it is also believed that the object of his visit to Cork was to give his evidence on behalf of the Crown for the inquiry which will be held here on Tuesday next. During his absence District Inspector Seymour was busily engaged in the discharge of his official duties. During the day Sub-constable Swindle, who it will be remembered played a lively part in the charges made by Inspector Creaghe and his followers on Thursday night last in the streets, was observed on special guard duty at the barracks. He appeared to-day on duty in a most hilarious mood, and when any of the public passed he affected a most sneering attitude. His comrades are making themselves very conspicuous in the vicinity of Mr Leahy's office, Broderick-street, and watch with great intentness the various witnesses who enter. Up to a late hour last night a party of about eight policemen took up a position in a gateway opposite Broderick street, and at intervals to-day more police have been about the same locality, probably on the same business. To say the least of it, the police or their advisers should see the decency and propriety of not posting themselves in such a manner. It is currently spoken of to-day that one of the servants of District Inspector Creaghe has left his employment. Her name is Mary Keane, from Youghal. It is also rumoured that others are to leave. Squads of police were again parading the streets to-day, and have been keeping a vigilant look-out when District Inspector Seymour appears in their view.
The Cork Examiner 9 November 1888
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THE POLICE MURDER IN MIDLETON
In the House of Commons last evening, Mr. W. J. Lane, M.P., asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether Patrick Ahern was killed in the town of Midleton by a bayonet wound inflicted by a policeman on the evening of Thursday, 1st November ; whether Ahern swore, in his dying deposition, that he was not aware of any disturbance taking place until he was stabbed by a policeman ; whether, after being stabbed, he was pushed along the street, thrown down, and beaten by the police ; whether District-Inspector Creaghe ordered the police to charge the people with fixed bayonets, notwithstanding the reiterated protest of the Rev Father O'Donoghue, that there was no justification of such conduct, as the disturbance was over ; whether District-Inspector Creaghe refused to allow Mr E Hallinan, J P, and Mr J P Leahy, solicitor for the next of kin, to inspect the weapons of the police for the purpose of identification of Ahern's assailant, and whether Mr Creaghe and the policeman in assault will be suspended, pending an inquiry into their conduct.

The Chief Secretary for Ireland, in reply, said it would be manifestly improper to discuss in the House of Commons the circumstances of this case pending the termination of the coroner's inquiry. The reply to the last paragraph of the question was in the negative.
EXPECTED PROSECUTIONS
Yesterday Mr Redmond, R M, with a person unknown arrived in Midleton, and were engaged with the local police authorities for a considerable time. It is believed that there will be numerous prosecutions at the suit of the police in connection with the murderous affray of Thursday week. Sub-constable Swindle, who is accused of having stabbed Ahern, paraded the streets ostentatiously yesterday and was groaned loudly by a number of workmen.
Cork Examiner 10 November 1888
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The following letters are unclaimed at the Greymouth post office :—
 . . . Thos. Ahern, . . . 
Grey River Argus 10 November 1888
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The Sad Case of Death by Drowning at the Marina
The Inquest
At three o'clock on Saturday Mr Coroner Horgan sat in the Douglas Courthouse and held an inquest on the body of Mr Henry Haynes, of Douglas, who was found drowned in the River Lee on Friday. The deceased was principal partner in the firm of Atkins & Co., wine merchants, South Mall ; and his untimely death is much regretted by all who knew him. Mr George T Harley, solr., appeared for the Imperial Accidental Insurance Company ; and Mr R Deyos, solr., was present on behalf of the family of the deceased. The following jury were sworn:-- Messrs Edward Eager (foreman), Patrick Barry, Denis Duggan, Michael Sullivan, Wm. Cox, John Dorgan, Samuel Baker, Daniel Cotter, Cornelius Mahony, John Leary, Thomas Cogan, E. R. Conran, and John Driscoll. Miss Mary Haynes, daughter of the deceased, was the first witness examined. She said that her father left his residence on Friday morning at a quarter to nine o'clock in his usual health. At half-past two o'clock she heard of his death.

Mr Etienue Mollard, an employe in Messrs Atkins & Co's, said that he saw the deceased in the office on the South Mall on Friday morning about twenty minutes past nine o'clock. Mr Haynes opened his letters as usual and left orders for witness. Deceased was then in his usual health. He knew Mr Haynes for fifteen years, and on Friday morning he was just the same as ever he was. Shortly before eleven o'clock Mr Haynes went to the Provincial Bank to make a lodgment. In reply to Mr Deyos the witness said that during the fifteen years he knew Mr Haynes his mental condition was all right, and on Friday morning there was not the least change in him ; he was in his usual health and spirits. When Mr Haynes went out to make lodgments in the bank he would often be out for a longer time than would be necessary to do so, and he might have gone doing other business, or for a walk. The deceased was fond of walking, and even on wet evenings he would prefer walking home to taking a car.

Wm. Ahern, gardener in the employment of Mr. Ryan, near Blackrock, said that about twenty minutes past eleven o'clock on Friday morning he saw a gentleman going up along the Marina from Blackrock. He did not know the gentleman, but he remarked to a boy along with him that (judging from the beard) he was like Dr Cummins. He next saw the dead body at two o'clock on the bank, and he was told it was the body of Mr Haynes. The body was about three hundred yards from where he saw the gentleman walking previously. It was ebb tide at the time.

John Cremen, fisherman, Blackrock, said he was in a boat on the river about twenty minutes to twelve on Friday when he saw an object in the water. The skirts of the coat were up and the head was down, there being about eight feet of water at the spot. The body was floating, and where he found it was about three hundred yards above the slip. Although it was ebb tide the current would have carried the body up to the place it was found supposing the deceased had gone down to the slip for any purpose and had fallen in. When he found the body it was out of the current, and it was therefore floating down with the ebb tide. The body was about a hundred yards from the quay.

Sergeant John Dunne, Blackrock, deposed that at five minutes to twelve a boy brought word to the barrack that a dead body was found in the river off the Marina. Constable Grace and he went to the spot, and saw Cremin towing it to the slip. On searching the body he found a gold watch, which had stopped at twenty-seven minutes past eleven. He also found a key, a pencil, and 2s 8d in money ; and in the water he found a tooth-brush. Subsequently, he found 6d more in one of the pockets ; also a piece of quill used as a toothpick.

Dr R Burke, Douglas, said he examined the body but had not made a post-mortem examination. There was a peacefull expression on the face of the deceased, and there were no marks of violence. It seemed to him that the man had died from shock. The hands were gloved, and there was no appearance of any struggle having been made.
Cork Examiner 12 November 1888
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WORKING BOYS' HOME FESTIVAL
Full List of Members of the Committees
Transportation committee—George F. H. Murray, ex-Alderman J. H. Mullane, Hon. J. H. O'Neil, Hon. J. B. Martin, Michael Lloyd, Hon. Ed J. Jenkins, M. J. Ahern, Representative D. J. Quinn, Alderman J. Murphy, James Donovan, Domonick Toy, Thomas B. Fitch, Robert McEvilla, D. W. Mahoney.
The Boston Globe 12 November 1888
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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Below is given a list of recent transfers of real estate in the city and county :
Mrs. Ann M. Emerson to David Ahern—Lot 2, E and F, Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets; grant.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 12 November 1888
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To-day Mr. Coroner Rice resumed the adjourned inquest at Middleton on the body of Patrick Ahern, who, it is alleged, died from the effects of a bayonet wound inflicted in a baton charge on the night of the 1st inst. Mr. H. B. Julian appeared for the police, and Mr. R. Barry for the next of kin. Dr. Lawton was examined, and stated that he visited the deceased prior to death, and subsequently held a post-mortem examination. He was suffering from a wound penetrating about an inch and a quarter into the femoral region. There was profuse hemorrhage, and although he could not swear the wound was the result of a prod of a bayonet he believed it was.

District-Inspector Creaghe, who was in charge of the police, attributed the disturbance to the language made use of by Dr. Tanner at the National League meeting on the Sunday previous to the occurrence. From the demeanour of the crowd he believed there was no other course open to him but to charge. Volleys of stones were thrown, and several of his men were injured. Before charging he warned the people on the streets. The inquiry was again adjourned.
The Times 16 November 1888
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CORK, NOV. 18
Yesterday Mr. Coroner Rice resumed the inquest at Midleton on the body of Patrick Ahern, labourer, who, it is alleged, died from the effects of a bayonet wound inflicted in a police charge on the 1st inst., when a riot took place in the town. Mr. H. B. Julian appeared for the police, who were under the command of District-Inspector Creaghe; District-Inspector Seymour represented the Crown; and Mr. R. Barry, B.L., the next-of-kin.

At the sitting of the Court Patrick Mansfield, whom the police were arresting for drunkenness on the occasion, was first examined by Mr. Julian. He deposed that he was listening to Dr. Tanner's speech on the Sunday previous to the riot, but did not hear the half of it. Mr. Julian.— You heard the wrong half of it I'm afraid. I think we have the results brought pretty well home to Sunday's meeting. Witness admitted having resisted the police and having called to the crowd.

Edmond Barry, a respectable shopkeeper in Midleton, deposed that he saw the police dragging the last witness along the street. He saw District-Inspector Creaghe pass by in plain clothes. Stones were thrown at him and he was hooted. He believed that the bayonet charge was entirely unnecessary. By Mr. Julian.— He heard the greater portion of the evidence already given, and heard Mr. Creaghe and several policemen swear that stones were thrown at them. He would not contradict that evidence, but would go so far as saying that no stones were thrown when the police charged. Were there any stones thrown that night?— They were thrown while the police took shelter in a hallway and while Mr. Creaghe was passing. When the police found it necessary to let the prisoner go the crowd cheered, but they appeared to be good humoured.

And they showed their good humour by throwing stones at the police? Yes, most of the good humour consisted of throwing stones and hooting the police. Will you swear that none of the good humour consisted of making use of the expression, "Turn out Balfour's bloodhounds until we kill them?" — The expression may have been used. No one could justify the attack made on Mr. Creagh.

To a juror.— I think the intention of the crowd was to prevent the police from taking the prisoner to the barrack. They were hemming in the police. The attitude of the crowd on this occasion seemed more agitated than ever before. The inquiry was then adjourned till Tuesday next.
The Times 19 November 1888
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CORK, NOV. 23
The inquest on Patrick Ahern terminated at Midleton yesterday. The foreman of the jury announced that they had unanimously agreed to a verdict of wilful murder against Constable Edward Swindell. He added that the jury wished to express it as their unanimous opinion that the order to charge by District-inspector Creagh was most unjustifiable. On the application of Mr. Barry the coroner issued a warrant for the arrest of Constable Swindell.
The Times 24 November 1888
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CORK, Dec. 5.
At Munster Winter Assizes to-day the case was mentioned in which a coroner's jury in Midleton found a verdict against Constable Swindell for the murder of Aherne, who died from injuries received in a charge made by the police on a riotous mob in Midleton. Mr. Wright, Q.C., said the Attorney-General had ordered a nolle prosequi in the case. The Chief Baron said he would adjourn the hearing of an application on behalf of the next-of-kin to send a bill to the grand jury.
The Times 6 December 1888
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MARRIAGE.
M'CARTHY—AHERN.—On the 29th November, at The Willows, Clermont, the residence of the bride's parents, John McCarthy, to Mary, eldest daughter of James Ahern.
The Brisbane Courier 8 December 1888
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Aetna Associates Ball.
The Aetna Associates held their fourth annual sociable at Wait's Hall, South Boston, last evening. Fully 200 couples danced to the music rendered by Kraft's orchestra. Twenty-three orders were on the programme. The floor was under the management of Floor Director J. J. Sullivan, assisted by J. F. Coughlin, P. M. Ahern, A. P. Hickey, T. C. Curtis, J. W. Sullivan, H. Louhlin, E. A. Auglin, T. J. Kenney, C. J. Hartnett, W. J. Fitzgerald.
The Boston Globe 11 December 1888
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Ellen Healy's Rival.
Mrs. Mary O'Hern, a middle-aged women [sic], broke the windows of Valente's undertaking establishment on Dupont street, yesterday afternoon, and was arrested for "malicious mischief and disturbing the peace. She also burst in the doors of several houses in that quarter, and otherwise annoyed the occupants.
Daily Alta California 12 December 1888
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IRELAND.
The Attorney-General has ordered a magisterial investigation of the case against Constable [Edward] Swindell for the death of [Patrick] Ahern, who was killed during a riot at Midleton. The next of kin had desired to have the constable placed at trial at the present Munster Assizes on a verdict of wilful murder returned by a coroner's jury, but the case will now take the usual course, and must pass before the magistrates and the grand jury before coming into the assize court.
Guardian 19 December 1888
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A Disagreeable Christmas-Eve
Michael Ahern, at one time a newspaper man, fell asleep in the squad-room of the Twelfth Street Station Christmas-Eve, and was awakened and roughly handled by Officer Kayser, who did not know him. Some words passed and Kayser locked Ahern up. In the morning Ahern was found almost unconscious from a severe beating he had received. He claimed that Officer Kayser had brutally assaulted him in the cell. Ahern's condition was such that he had to be removed to the County Hospital. Capt. O'Donnell is investigating the matter.
Chicago Tribune 26 December 1888
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SCARED MESSENGERS.
Some District Telegraph Boys Have a Tussle With a Ghost.
Joe Maloney, P. J. McCabe, David Ahearn and Charles Barlow, messenger boys, and Charles Wall, the operator at the branch of the Western Union Telegraph Company on Mission and Sixth streets, were, badly frightened Wednesday night by mysterious noises they heard in a cellar near the office. The boys named above were sitting outside the office and heard cries of "Help" and "Murder" coming from the cellar. A lantern was lit and the boys went into the cellar ; nothing was found, but still cries and moans were heard coming from some portion of the room. One of the boys described the scene to an Alta reporter, amid the fumes of an ill-smelling cigarette, in the following words : "Brick, he had the lantern and went ahead, an' I follered. We heard somebody moanin' in de cellar, but could not find out who it was. After we had searched for awhile, an' all of a sudden something dropped an' the lantern went out. Brick and a couple of other fellers began to cry, but we all managed to find the door an' got out, an', none of us would go back again."
Daily Alta California 28 December 1888
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Marriages.
BERLIN—AHERN. —November 19, 1888, at St. James' Church, by the Rev. Henry Plume, M.A., Alfred Berlin, of Gotteborg, in Sweden, to Elizabeth Teresa, youngest daughter of the late William Ahern, of Wollongong.
The Sydney Morning Herald 28 December 1888
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The magistrates at Midleton yesterday refused informations in the case of Constable Edward Swindell on a charge of killing Patrick Ahern in that town on November 1 during a conflict between the mob and police. Mr. Gardiner said the public had no right to interfere with the police in the discharge of their duty. In all human probability, were it not for the interference of the people on the occasion in question, Ahern would be alive that day.
The Guardian 16 January 1889
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THE STATE OF IRELAND.
The magisterial inquiry into the charge of murder against Constable Edward Swindell concluded at Midleton, County Cork, on Tuesday evening. During a police charge on a riotous mob at Midleton on the 1st of November last, a man named Catrick [sic] O'Hearn received a bayonet wound, from which he died shortly afterwards, and it was alleged the wound was inflicted without justification by Swindell, against whom a coroner's jury subsequently returned a verdict of murder. The Crown did not act upon the verdict, but ordered an inquiry, which terminated on Tuesday evening. The Magistrates unanimously refused any information against Swindell, and commented strongly upon the character of the evidence given by some of the witnesses.
Pembrokeshire Herald 18 January 1889
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Dublin Notes.
(From the National papers.)
The prolonged inquest into the circumstances of the death of Patrick Ahern at Midleton has resulted in a verdict of willful murder against a constable named Swindell, whom witnesses swore to have seen stabbing the deceased. There seems to have been a conspiracy to prevent their share in the occurrence from being in independently investigated. The whole affair is as ugly a looking business as the same body of peace-preservers were ever engaged in ; and the case is one emphatically demanding regular judicial inquiry. As the case at present stands, it looks like a wanton piece of butchery. Probably Mr. Balfour's sheltering mantle will be used to cloak it from any further examination.
New Zealand Tablet 18 January 1889
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They were forced to apologize
Worcester, Mass., Jan. 24.—About forty students of the Worcester Polytechnic institute celebrated the completion of their mid year's examination by attending the Front Street musee, where Milton Ahern's opera company is playing "The Bohemian Girl." Some of them assaulted members of the company and occupants of boxes with bean blowers. Others exhibited to the girls on the stage cards of a familiar and insulting character. All of the boys were noisy and boisterous. At the close of the performance four of the ringleaders were taken by the police behind the scenes, where they were forced to sign a written apology to the ladies on penalty of being locked up for disorderly conduct.
Frederick MD News 24 January 1889
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SOUTH BOSTON
   In the Municipal Court at South Boston, this morning, Judge Burbank disposed of three imbibers of the Ardent.
   Maurice Ahern was up on two counts of malicious mischief and breaking glass. A fine of $10 and costs was imposed on each of the counts.
The Boston Globe 30 January 1889
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Irish News.
Cork—There was an important meeting of the Watergrasshill branch of the League on November 4, under the presidency of Rev. T. Murphy. The following resolution was unanimously adopted. —"That we condemn in the strongest terms the savage murder of poor Patrick Ahern in the streets of Midleton by Balfour's policemen.
New Zealand Tablet 1 February 1889
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Alexandria
Mr. John Ahern, an old and respectable citizen of the Third Ward, was stricken with paralysis at his home on King street, between West and Payne, at an early hour Saturday morning. Mr. Ahern is the father of Nicholas Ahern, the well-known grocer, and has many friends who will regret to learn of his illness.
The Washington Post 11 February 1889
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GLOBE ATHLETIC CLUB'S SOCIABLE
   THE BOSTON GLOBE Athletic Club will give their first grand entertainment at Paine Memorial Hall tomorrow evening, which promises to be a grand success. About 1000 tickets have been issued, and are selling like hot cakes.
   A very fine programme will be presented, made up of the following well-known talent, which will be assisted by Nutter's orchestra.
   Harry Entwistle, Robert Entwistle, and John T. Thompson, forming THE GLOBE trio, will render many fine selections, as will also the Imperial quartet of this city.
   Banjo, mandolin, guitar and xylophone solos will be given by William A. Cole, Carlo Carciotta, J. A. La Barge and Edmund Foster, all of whom are well known to the public of Boston and need no recommendation, assisted by the following talent who have kindly volunteered: Miss Hattie Balch, soprano; Linus H. Allendorff, cornetist; Joseph A. E. Stewart, humorist; D. E. Ahern, barytone, and Dudley H. Prescott, musical imitator.
The Boston Globe 4 March 1889
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Irish News.
Longford.—Denis Maleady, Chairman, Carrickredmond National League has decided to build a League house for Patrick Kenny, one of the victims of the exterminating policy of Joseph Duff of Mornin.

There was an important meeting of the Killoe League on December 2. E. Cooney presided and the following resolution was carried :—That we condemn in the strongest manner the brutal conduct of the Midleton police in causing the death of Patrick Ahern to satisfy the bloodthirsty vengeance of Balfour.

New Zealand Tablet 8 March 1889
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NAVAL AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
   The undermentioned have been awarded the medal for long service and good conduct:— . . . Daniel Ahern, boatman, of the Coast Guard  . . . 
The Times 12 March 1889
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OUR NEWCASTLE LETTER.
POLICE COURT, TUESDAY.
Alf. Morrison, Patrick Owen, Edward M'Laren, William Ahearn, Samuel Hughes, Albert Blomdale, and William H. Wells were each fined 12s 6d for furious driving;
Maitland Mercury 21 March 1889
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Dublin Notes.
(From the National papers.)
The curtain has fallen on the farce of the investigation of the murder of the poor boy Ahern by Constable Swindell at Middleton. It will be remembered that Pether was first moved to take action in this case by the announcement of the Chief Baron that he would accept an indictment from the next-of-kin founded on the verdict of willful murder of the Coroner's jury. This looked bad for Constable Swindell. The Packer thereupon took the matter out of the hands of the next-of-kin, and sent his familiar Mr. Carson to prosecute the constable before a few thoroughly-reliable Removables. More than one witness swore that they saw the constable thrust his bayonet through and through the wretched boy, who, it was conceded, had taken no part whatever in the disturbance that was in progress. This, however, the impartial Removables found did not establish even a prima facie case against him. He left the court without a stain on his character, however it may have fared with his bayonet, and Mr. Carson returned to Dublin to receive the congratulations of his chief.
New Zealand Tablet 22 March 1889
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Irish News.
Wexford.—The monthly meeting of Kyle branch was held on December 23, Denis Kennedy in the chair. Others present :— James Fitzpatrick, Denis Egan, Richard Moloney, Patrick Fehan, Timothy Phelan, William Drennan, William Maher, William Scully, John Kelly, Thomas Breen, Michael Ahern. The following resolution was unanimously adopted :—That we call on Sir Charles Coote's agent to give the reduction voluntarily given us last year, namely, 20 per cent., as we believe any less will be inadequate to meet the deficiencies in farm produce this year.
New Zealand Tablet 22 March 1889
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MARRIED
BEATTY—AHEARN—In San Francisco, February 22, John Beatty and Katie Ahearn.
Oakland Tribune 25 March 1889
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POOR LAW ELECTIONS
FERMOY
There were contests in four divisions of the Fermoy Union, the results of the scrutiny being as follows:—
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CASTLELYONS DIVISION:— Mr. James Maye, 121 ; Mr. Patrick Aherne, 116. Objections lodged and forwarded to the Local Government Board.
The Irish Times 29 March 1889
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LABOR NOTES
Of Interest to Trade Unionists and Knights of Labor.
The first Central Labor Union in Maine was formally organized in Portland last Sunday by delegates representing the Longshoremen's Benevolent Society, the Lasters' Protective Union, the Cigarmakers' Union, the Wool Hatters' Union and Typographical Union, and Dirigo and Resolute Assemblies, K. of L. The following officers were elected: President, Mark Courant; vice president, D. J. Leonard; recording secretary, F. E. Perry; financial secretary, Thomas Ahern; treasurer, E. Henry; trustees, A. Hawes, George Siteman, H. Turkington; auditors, W. J. Healy, Jerry Bassett, M. P. Conroy; sergeant-at-arms, Edward Doran.
The Boston Globe 31 March 1889
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GLOBE ATHLETIC CLUB
   The Globe Athletic Club signalized the opening of its new club rooms and gymnasium last night by an entertainment varied and of more than usual interest.
    The programme was made up of literary and musical numbers both vocal and instrumental and also athletic exercises, as befitted the nature of the club. The club now has a membership of more than 150 men, all employes of THE GLOBE, and has a few honorary members in gentlemen who have shown especial interest in the new organization, and aided it substantially in its efforts to fit up its rooms.. . . Robert A. Gordon, who officiated creditably as master of ceremonies, then introduced the Globe quartet to begin the entertainment. Messrs. D. E. Ahern, John W. Thompson, H. W. Entwistle and Robert Entwistle compose the quartet. They sang “Trust her not, she's fooling thee.” so acceptably that they had to respond to an encore.. . . Dan Ahern of THE GLOBE, in his fine barytone voice, sang “Sweethearts and Wives” and a drinking song for an encore. Thomas Drohan, club swinger, gave an exhibition of skill, ease and grace which has made his club swinging noted. Mr. Myer of Cambridge danced a hornpipe, and the Entwistle brothers sang a duet. . . . 
The Boston Globe 2 April 1889
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CARPENTERS AND JOINERS
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Have a Pleasant and Successful Ball at Sheepshead Bay.
The first annual ball of Local No. 413 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America was held in Eureka Hall, Sheepshead Bay, on Wednesday evening. About eighty couples participated in the grand march. There was a choice programme of dancing to music rendered by a string band under the direction of C. J. Mulcaire. The ball was one of the most successful yet held at Sheepshead Bay. Albert Hinge was floor manager. He had for his assistant Peter Washington. The remainder of the committee was composed of George Ahearn, George Wise, John Whalen, John Manley, John J. Hall, Charles H. Battersby, Frank Knuth, Theodore Knuth, Charles Whitworth, Charles Willis, William Coddington, Michael Mulligan and William S. Fitzpatrick. . . . 
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 19 May 1889
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MARRIAGE INTENTIONS
 . . . Maurice Crowley, 25, and Margaret Ahearn, 25; . . . 
The Boston Globe 30 May 1889
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UNDER GAELIC RULE.
Boston Hurlers Defeat Shamrocks 2 Goals to 1.
   The Bostons and the Shamrocks, the two noted hurling clubs of this city, played a very interesting match under the Gaelic rules at Lake Walden yesterday, which resulted in a victory for the Bostons by 2 goals to 1. The ball was thrown up at 4.45 p.m., and after 15 minutes' hard play the Boston team succeeded in placing a goal to their credit. Some very fine play on both sides up to call of half-time without any other result.
   On resuming play the Shamrocks had the best of it for about five minutes, when the Bostons, with a splendid rush, carried the ball toward their opponent's goal lines and scored another goal. The Shamrocks then forced the playing, and before call of time their efforts were rewarded by driving the ball between the posts, thus securing a goal.
   Boston team—Michael J. Ahern, captain; John A. Mahoney, John Donovan, E. Noonan, Ned Corrigan, Denis O'Sullivan, John Hanlon, J. Rogers, John Quinn, James Sheehan, J. Lehan, J. Scannel.
   Shamrocks of Cambridge—John Sullivan, captain; Michael Sullivan, John Kiely, Pat Cronly, Luke Corrigan, M. Hanlon, John Noonan, J. Lane, Jeremiah Murphy, Tim McCarthy, Dan Scannell, M. Kiely.
   William O'Sullivan, referee; David J. Lane and D. O'Sullivan, umpires.
The Boston Globe 31 May 1889
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Vermont
Patrick O'Hern and Martin Marshal left last Monday for Lewistown, [Maine?] where they will attend the [Bates?] college.
Canton Register 6 June 1889
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PERSONAL MENTION
Miss Joe. Ahern, who has been spending several weeks with friends in Toronto returned home last week.
Acton Free Press 13 June 1889
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Three Successful Seizures
WOBURN, June 16.—Officers raided the house of David Ahearn, Main street; Ann O'Brien, Conn street, and Ellen Dwyer, Main street, and recovered a quantity of liquor at each place. Several raids were made at other places, but nothing secured.
The Boston Globe 17 June 1889
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Irish News.
Cork.—Owen Ahern, of Ballygarvan, was evicted by Landlord J. B. Coghlan. The eviction party, composed of bailiffs and about thirty police, took the tenant by surprise, and he offered no resistance. There are already several evicted farms in the district, and as none of them have been grabbed the eviction is not likely to become a very profitable transaction for Mr. Coghlan.
New Zealand Tablet 28 June 1889
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Among the visitors who spent the Fourth of July in Sycamore were Dr. Currier, Will Flowers, S. H. Champlin, David Syme, jr., Harry Lee, Michael Ahern, Robert Carr, Clarence Parker.
Sycamore True Republican 10 July 1889
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ATTEMPTED RAPE
Terrible Struggle of a Young Married Woman Near Seattle.
SEATTLE, W. T., July 12.—James Ahern was brought here this evening from Palmer, on the Northern Pacific Railroad, in the eastern part of the county, and lodged in jail for attempted rape upon Mrs. Hitu, a young married woman of that place. Ahern had been working clearing land near Palmer for several days, but was discharged and hung around the station for two days, obtaining meals from Mrs. Hitu, whose husband was absent. Yesterday morning Ahern crawled into the house through a window, made his way to the woman's bedside, and attempted to ravish her. The woman resisted and a terrible struggle ensued. Ahern was beaten off, a little child began to scream, and neighbors were awakened. The woman fainted on being rescued. A party was formed and Ahern was pursued and captured. The woman is in critical condition.
Morning Oregonian 13 July 1889
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THE BIRTH RECORD
July 10th—To the wife of D. J. Ahern, of 1214 Market street, a daughter.
Oakland Tribune 15 July 1889
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ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND
FIRST EXAMINATION IN MEDICINE
The examiners have recommended that the following should be adjudged to have passed this examination :— John J. Ahern, Queen's College, Cork.
The Irish Times 15 July 1889
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COLUMBIAN IN CLOVER
Rowing Associates of Peter O'Neill Watch Him.
   The friends of ex-President Peter O'Neill of the Columbian Rowing Association assembled at the boat house in East Boston, last evening, and showed their appreciation of the retiring president by presenting him with a gold watch, chain and charm. The upper hall was tastefully decorated, and Hobb's orchestra was on hand.
   Eugene J. Ahearn called Mr. O'Neill to the centre of the hall, and after eulogizing that gentleman he presented him with the valuable timepiece on behalf of his old friends. Mr. O'Neill thanked his friends for the great honor done him. Mr. Ahearn then turned to Mr. O'Neill's better half and presented her with an elegant basket of cut flowers.
   After the presentation dancing was resumed.
   Among the many present were noted: . . . J. J. Ahern, D. J. Ahern, . . . 
The Boston Globe 26 July 1889
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PERSONAL MENTION
Misses Katie and Joe Ahern visited friends in Hamilton and Burlington last week.
Acton Free Press 1 August 1889
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EAST BOSTON
At a meeting of the Columbian Rowing Association, held last evening, it was voted to hold an annual picnic at Lake Walden grove, Concord, early in September. A committee, consisting of Timothy Shaughnessy, Peter O'Neil and Eugene Ahern was appointed to make all due arrangements. An attractive list of games is contemplated.
The Boston Globe 7 August 1889
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MIGHT HAVE BEEN SAVED.
Funeral of Young Hayes—Body Found in Shallow Water.
The funeral of John J. Hayes, the young man who was drowned while attending the picnic at the Wickett Associates at Highland Lake on Monday took place yesterday morning from his parents' residence, 187 F street, South Boston. The body was recovered Wednesday evening by a diver in comparatively shallow water. High mass was celebrated at St. Vincent's church by Rev. William Corcoran. The following were pallbearers: James Kearney, James Farrell, Henry Smith, Thomas Ahern, John O'Connor, William Quinn. The interment was at Brookline.
The Boston Globe 10 August 1889
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Trusties Decamp.
Nevada, Cal., August 13.—Alfred Defrenne and Arthur O'Hearn, County Jail trusties, sent from Truckee to serve time for misdemeanor, climbed over the jailyard wall and escaped. About the same time George Anderson, also from Truckee, escaped from the chaingang. The guard, while searching for Anderson, saw the runaway trusties and commanded them to halt. They ran, when Officer Douglass fired, shooting Defrenne through the leg, capturing him. The others are still at large.
Los Angeles Herald 14 August 1889
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Escape of Prisoners.
Nevada, August 13th.—A. O'Hearn and Alf. Defrenne, trusties, who were piling wood at the County Jail, scaled the wall to day and took to the woods. At the same hour George Anderson got away from the chain-gang, which was working a mile from the jail. H. L. Douglas, guard of the chain-gang, in looking for Anderson, came on the trusties. They fled upon his order to surrender, when he brought down Defrenne by shooting him in the leg. The two others are still at large. All three were sent from Truckee for misdemeanors.
Sacramento Daily Union 14 August 1889
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GRASS VALLEY.
[Grass Valley Union, August 16th.]
A cloud of smoke toward the upper part of Deer creek on Wednesday afternoon told of a forest fire in that direction. O'Hearn, who escaped from the yard of the County Jail on Tuesday, was captured on Wednesday night at a late hour, and is once again in his former quarters, and apparently satisfied.
Sacramento Daily Union 17 August 1889
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LIST OF PATENTS
Issued to New England inventors for the present week, as reported from the office of C. A. SHAW & CO., Solicitors of Patents, 63 Court street, Boston.
   Daniel J. Ahern, Boston, making metallic brushes.
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The Boston Globe 4 September 1889
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LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED
Charles Donahoo, a roller in Carnegie's Thirty-third street mill, was arrested and committed to jail by Alderman Leslie yesterday on a serious charge preferred by a girl named Ellen O'Heran.
Pittsburgh Dispatch 5 September 1889
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Baseball Game
Last Monday was as generally observed as a holiday by Arlington people, as is usual, and there was a fund of home amusement that many heartily enjoyed, the chief home features being the ball games on Russell Park. The barbers again came to the front with a game, Ronco and Ahearn being pitted against each other with picked nines who put up a phenominally good game from the start, and one that the last half of the 9th inning alone decided. Until this inning the play had been close and when the Roncos came to the bat in this inning the score was 6 to 5 in favor of the Ahearns. Robinson was first at bat and secured a fair base hit. Then Priest took the willow, and getting a ball just right, he sent it sailing away into the meadow beyond the out-field, bringing Robinson home and securing for himself a home run and the game for his side. Aside from this there were no especially brilliant plays, but both batteries were alike steady and strong, and the game was really quite notable for the steadiness of the play on both sides from first to last.
Arlington Advocate 6 September 1889
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Daily Journal
Lafayette Call: John Ahern, of Logansport, is visiting his mother here.
Logansport Journal 7 September 1889
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Baseball Game
D. Ahearn writes us that he is "not satisfied with the result of the ball game on Labor Day," and challenges Mr. Ronco to play again. Will meet the latter at his shop any time to make arrangements to play for $50.00.
Arlington Advocate 13 September 1889
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BIRTH.
At her residence, Midlorn, on the 11th, Mrs. M. O'Hearn, of a son.
Maitland Mercury 17 September 1889
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KILLED IN THE RING.
Horrible Death of a Boy Prizefighter at St. Louis.
St. Louis, September 17th.—A brutal prize fight occurred here last night which resulted in the death of one of the participants. Thomas E. Jackson, eighteen years of age, is the victim. He fought Ed. Ahearn, the local light-weight champion, eleven bloody rounds. At the opening of the twelfth he fell fainting in his second's arms. The fight throughout was the most desperate ever witnessed in the ring, science being lost sight of and give and take slogging marking the fight throughout. By the time half a dozen rounds had been fought the men and their seconds were covered with blood, as was the sawdust on the floor of the ring, while the water with which the fighters were sponged was red as blood itself. When Jackson fell unconscious he was carried to a room above the saloon and three physicians were called in. They worked vigorously, but without avail. At 11 o'clock this morning Jackson died. He was a son of George M. Jackson, a well known local Greenbacker. The affair has created intense excitement, as prominent people are likely to become involved. The spectators were principally Poolalley sports, who made up a purse of $30 for which the men, or rather boys, contested. Two ounce hard gloves were used.

Chief of Police Huebier has ordered the arrest of all parties concerned in the affair. An eye-witness of the battle says it was one of the bloodiest contests he ever witnessed. After the first round science was entirely disregarded. The bodies of the men were striped and blotched with blood. Their tights and gloves were slippery, both having bled freely from the nose and face. The crowd which contributed the $30 for which the men were fighting cheered them, while the floor was getting slippery from their blood. In the eleventh and last round both men were so weak they could, hardly stand up. Ahearn, with an effort, struck Jackson a swinging blow, which floored him, falling on top of him from the impetus of his own blow. When time was called for the twelfth round Jackson was put on his feet and shoved forward by his seconds, but almost immediately fell back unconscious. His body as seen at the Morgue presents a horrible appearance. The lips hang in shreds and the face is one livid mass of battered flesh, black and blue and terribly swollen. The chest does not show the marks of bruises to any great extent, so the man must have received all the blows in the face and head.

Ahearn, the surviving principal, was arrested this afternoon. He seems to be proud of the fight he made and says Jackson must have had heart disease. The proprietors of the saloon where the fight occurred, one of the seconds and two timekeepers have been arrested and several more will probably be behind the bars before morning, so there are many uneasy sports to-night. Young Jackson left home about a month ago on account of a quarrel with his father, who, it appears, had objected to his taking part in pugilistic encounters in a gymnasium.

Daily Alta California 18 September 1889
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MURDERED BY A BLOW
Lightweight Ahearn and Companions Held for Killing Jackson.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 18.—As a result of the inquest over the body of young Thomas E. Jackson, killed in a prize fight at Daly's saloon at an early hour yesterday morning, Ed Ahearn, the surviving principal, was held without bail to answer the charge of murder, while referee, seconds and timekeepers were held as accessories and abettors.
The Boston Globe 19 September 1889
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The coroner's jury in the case of the fatal prize fight in St. Louis Monday night between Thomas Jackson and Edward Ahearn rendered a verdict yesterday that deceased came to his death at the hands of Edward Ahearn in a glove fight, and that Daniel and Charles Daly, William Sweeney, S. A. Mallow, M. J. Mooney, J. A. Murphy, R. Farrell, J. Collins and one Johnson were present aiding abetting and assisting in the fight.
Decatur Daily Republican 19 September 1889
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HELD FOR MURDER.
The Man Who Battered Young Jackson to Death May Hang.
St. Louis, September 18th.—Chief of Police Huebler has ordered the arrest of all parties concerned in the Jackson-Ahearn fight. Dan Daly, his brother John, Ahearn, A. Malloy, the stakeholder, Harry Allen, the barkeeper, Mike Mooney, a second, and W. Quincy, the timekeeper, have been arrested and lodged in jail. Allen and John Daly were discharged and the others held. Circuit Attorney Glover says: "Ahearn's crime is murder in the first degree under the provision of the statute that makes it a capital offense to kill a man while committing a felony Prize fights of the character of this one have been of almost nightly occurrence in St. Louis for months. Joe Murphy, a well-known amateur sprinter and ball-player, and for years sporting editor of the Globe-Democrat, refereed the fight. The surviving pugilist's proper name is Hurren George M. Jackson, father of the young man who was killed, is one of the leading labor and single-tax politicians in this State, and is a man of wealth and position. Some time ago he forbade the boy the house unless he mended his ways, and when he looked on the corpse at the Morgue to-day he saw his son's face for the first time in three months. Mrs. Jackson is frantic with grief. As a result of the inquest over the body of young Jackson, killed in the prize fight yesterday morning, Ed Ahearn, the surviving principal was held without bail to a charge of murder, while the referee, seconds and timekeepers were held as accessories. All persons held by the Coroner as accessories gave bail. Ahearn was remanded without bail. An eye-witness of the fight says that in the last round, when Jackson fell, Ahearn jumped on him and rained half a dozen blows on the prostrate man's face, banging his head against the floor with terrible force. When Ahearn was pulled away, Jackson's seconds demanded a decision in favor of their man on account of foul blows, but the referee refused, and Jackson was pushed up only to fall in a dying condition.
Daily Alta California 19 September 1889
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LAUNCESTON.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
Thursday.   
The following teams will represent the Hobart and Launceston Fire Brigades at the forthcoming contest to be held here on Saturday next :—Launceston : J. Lyall (captain), W. McElwee (vice-captain), P. Young, W. Gow, J. Collins, W. Ahearn, B. Richardson, C. G. Croft, Hobart: E. Maher, jun., (captain), R. Leroyd (vice captain), S. Terry, R. and N. Abbott, C. Lucas, H. Seabrook, G. Lemon.
The Hobart Mercury 20 September 1889
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AHEARN, who beat Jackson to death in a prize fight at St. Louis, has been held without bail to answer for murder—and he ought to be speedily convicted and early hanged. The murderously ravenous disposition of the man that led him to jump upon his dying victim and beat his head upon the floor, proves him unentitled to human sympathy. His accomplices who pitilessly pushed the expiring Jackson up in the last round to receive his death blow ought to swing from the same gallows with Ahearn.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 21 September 1889
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Ahearn—Kenney
At the Sacred Heart church, East Boston, yesterday afternoon, Daniel J. Ahearn was married to Miss Louisa Kenney. The ceremony was performed by father Michael Clark, pastor of the church. Miss Agnes Kenney, a sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, while Eugene J. Ahearn a brother of the groom, officiated as best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents at 160 Bennington street. The happy couple left last evening for an extended tour to New York, Philadelphia and Washington. On their return they will reside at 5 Winthrop street.
The Boston Globe 25 September 1889
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Held for the Murder of Jackson.
St. Louis, Mo., Sept, 21.—Coroner Frank has signed the information charging Edward Ahearn as principal, and Dan Daly, Charles Daly, S. A. Malloy, Robert Farrell, William Quincy, John Johnston, Michael Mooney, J. Colliins, and Joseph A. Murphy as accessories to murder in the second degree in the killing of young Thomas E. Jackson in the recent fatal prize fight at Daly Bros. saloon. Warrants were issued and bonds fixed at $1,500 for Ahearn and $800 each for the others.
Logansport Journal 25 September 1889
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Social and Personal News
The nuptials of James D. Coyle and Miss Mary E. Doyle were celebrated with a high mass at the Cathedral on Monday morning at 7 o'clock. Dave Ahern acted as best man, and Miss Maud Schwamb as bridesmaid. Father Grace performed the ceremony, after which the bride and groom took their respective positions within the sanctuary. After mass the organ pealed forth the Mendelssohn Wedding March, and the happy couple proceeded to the vestibule, where they received congratulations from their friends. An elegant repast was in waiting at their residence in Oak Park, at which only relatives were present. The house was beautifully decorated with smilax and flowers. The newly wedded pair left on the 11:20 train for San Francisco. The presents were costly and numerous.
Sacramento Daily Union-Record 16 October 1889
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AMERICAN SUMMARY.
A desperate prize fight took place at St. Louis on September 17 between Edward Ahearn and Thomas E. Jackson (18 years old), which resulted in the death of the latter after 11 rounds had been fought.
Otago Witness (NZL) 17 October 1889
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Salary Raised.
Washington, October 19th.—Jeremiah O'Hern, of California, a clerk in the geological survey, at $1,200 per annum, has been promoted to $1,490.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 20 October 1889
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MARRIAGE INTENTIONS
Henry Harris, 26, and Elizabeth Kennedy, 19; William Kingston, 40 and Abbie Ahern, 42; Joseph N. Bulkley, 22, and Marion W. McLean, 23; Charles F. Adams, 24, and Jessie E. Parker, 21; William R. Gay, 27, and Isabella Holmes, 23; John M. Myhre, 47, and Katherine Young, 38; John Shelton, 25, and Sarah Morrison, 25.
The Boston Globe 24 October 1889
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West Maitland Police Court.
Thursday, December 5, 1889.
(Before Messrs. Brookes, P.M., and A. S. Browne, J.P.)
   Drunkenness—A male and female who had offended against sobriety were mulcted in the usual penalties for their transgression.
   ASSAULT and ROBBERY.—Patrick Harkins was charged with having assaulted and also robbed Michael O'Hearn of a £1 note, half a sovereign, and some silver on the 3rd December. From the evidence of prosecutor, a young miner residing at Stewart's Brook, it appeared that he had come to Maitland for medical attendance, and having left two bottles of medicine in some hotel on the Monday evening ; he commenced searching for it on Tuesday morning ; he got into conversation with Harklns in some public house, and the pair continued the search with the result that they became the worse for liquor, and concluded by adjourning to the reserve about two o'clock for the purpose of having a rest. O'Hearn laid down in the shade of the Borough Council's boatshed, when suddenly accused got on top of him, seized him by the throat with one hand, and with the other took from his trousers pocket a purse which he had previously seen money in, and removed the sum above mentioned therefrom. Harkins also took from O'Hearn a cabbage tree hat, whilst he threw him his old one, and then decamped after leaving the purse. While they were on the reserve they were seen together by a witness named Bragg, who also saw Harkin with his knee across O'Hearn, but as he was some distance away, and as the latter made no outcry he was under the impression the men were joking and did not interfere. Harkins was afterwards seen by a witness named Nott, to change a half-sovereign, and he also had a pound note in his possession at the same time. A cabman named Jones was told shortly after the occurrence by O'Hearn that he had been robbed, and information was then given to the police. Constable Strachan arrested Harkins in Newcastle, and accused made contradictory statements in reply to the charge. In cross-examining O'Hearn accused tried to show that be had been in company with several persons, and had spent his money in a not very decent fashion, but he called no witnesses, and the Bench committed him to take his trial at the ensuing Quarter Sessions, bail being proffered, self in £100, and two approved sureties in £50 each.
Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser 7 December 1889
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THE INDIGNANT DEFENDANT
When Hannah O'Hearn was put in the dock at Marylebone Police-court, to-day, charged with striking Mary Mackay, of 65, Boston-place, she became very indignant. She denied the assault, and styled the complainant "a wicked, mischief-making, drunken, dirty, lazy, wicked, bad, lying woman."—Mr. de Rutzen reminded her that that sort of abuse did Mackay no harm in that Court, nor herself any good. But O'Hearn was determined. "Look here, Sir, what she did to me," she exclaimed, producing a bundle of woman's long hair from her pocket, and holding it up to the amusement of all in the Court ; again she went on to abuse the complainant, and she was eventually fined 40s., with 4s. costs, or one month's imprisonment.
The Echo 11 December 1889
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Purifying the Chicago Constabulary
Chicago, December 19.—There were five more discharges issued from the office of Superintendent of Police Hubbard to-day. The officers removed are Detectives Palmer and Flynn, Patrolmen Michael Ahern and David Cunningham and Station Keeper Peter Kelly. The charges are in each case "conduct unbecoming a police officer and neglect of duty," but the men are all removed for their actions during the Cronin case.
San Antonio Daily Express 20 December 1889
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