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Without exception, all the political ward clubs kept open house, with the accompaniment of unstinted refreshments, solid and liquid. The William B. Ahern Association, at Eighth street and Fairmount avenue, celebrated the New Year in its usual elaborate style, serving a turkey dinner and giving a concert, with an orchestra and other musical features.
The Philadelphia Record 2 January 1900
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It is given by young men of St. Joseph's Parish, Roxbury
   St. John's lyceum, an organization of young men of St. Joseph's parish, Roxbury, gave a minstrel and variety performance last evening in St. Joseph's hall, Hulbert st., that was fully the equal of any performance of its kind seen in the Roxbury district for a long time. The boys acquitted themselves admirably.
   Michael F. Ahern was interlocutor of the minstrel front, Martin Fay, Frank Flynn and John Kelly, bones; James Fleming, George Pritchard and John Lally, tambos. The following musical numbers were given: “I'd leave my happy home for you,” John J. Kelly; “Why did they sell Killarney?” William McLaughlin; “I guess I'll have to telegraph my baby,” George Pritchard; “What will the answer be?” Joseph Conroy; “Goodby, my baby,” Frank Flynn; “You can't forget the old love,” Master John D. Powell; “All I want is my black baby back,” James Fleming; “My Hannah Lady,” Martin Fay.
   The second part of the program included cornet selections by William McLaughlin, baritone solos by William H. Powers, Irish melodies by Messrs. Fay and Ochs, and humorous sketches by Dom. F. Keegan.
The Boston Globe 4 January 1900
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The recent rains have made the yards very slushy. This proves a great inconvenience to the night watchmen, who can only see in the darkness as far as their lanterns shine. Very frequently a switchman steps into a pool of water while hurrying to make a coupling or give a signal. As fast as possible, however, this defect in the yards is being remedied. Roadmaster Thomas Ahern has a large force of men at work filling in the holes with gravel brought by the carload for the purpose. A system of drainage is also being arranged.
Oakland Tribune 4 January 1900
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J. J. Ahern, auditor for the Hamm Brewing company, of St. Paul, was in the city the first of the week looking after his company's interests here.
Taylor County Star & News 6 January 1900
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The funeral of Miss Hannah Driscoll, aged 75 years, who died Saturday evening, at the home of Thomas Brogan, Pleasant street, was held Monday morning at 9 o'clock, at the church of the Sacred Heart. Low mass was celebrated by Rev. J. F. McDermott. The bearers were John Lynch, Daniel Driscoll, John W. Walsh, David Driscoll, Patrick O'Hearn and Thomas Walsh. Interment was in St. John's cemetery.
Gardner News 9 January 1900
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Michael Ahern, at Northam, on the 12th inst., by P.C. R. J. Furlong; idle and disorderly. 7 days h.l. [hard labor]
Western Australia Police Gazette 17 January 1900
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Did Not Know Train Was So Close and Slipped in Front of the Engine.
   William O'Hearn, the gateman at the Washington street crossing of the Pennsylvania Railroad, was mortally injured while on duty this morning and died soon after at the baggage room of the George street station, where he was taken soon after the accident.
   The circumstances connected with the man's sudden death were particularly sad. The man was in the performance of his duty when he was run down by a freight train which he knew was approaching but did not think was so close upon him the fog preventing him from clearly distinguishing the locomotive.
   Shortly before the accident a train had stopped on the bridge and in accordance with their usual custom the flagmen at all the crossings set their red flags across the east bound track so as to doubly protect the train on the bridge from a rear end collision.
   Before the train on the bridge had gotten under way another train was heard approaching slowly down the grade from New street. Flagman O'Hearn went out to take down the red signal fag and unconsciously walked directly in front of the locomotive.
   The engine tossed him to one side and he fell between the two tracks. The engineer blew several times for the brakes but the slippery track prevented him from bringing his train to a standstill until the last car had stopped almost beside the flagman's body.
   The crew hastened to the man's side and found him unconscious. He was removed on a stretcher to the baggage room where Dr. Baldwin examined him and found that his right thigh and leg were broken and his head crushed. The man never regained consciousness and died shortly after twelve o'clock.
   Mrs. O'Hearn is almost prostrated by her husband's sudden death. She has been ill for some time and has the sympathy of the community in her heavy bereavement. A little boy three years old survives him.
   Mr. O'Hearn was a faithful employe and well thought of. He was connected with Court Goodwill, Foresters of America.
   The funeral will be held from his late residence, 133 Bayard street, on Monday morning at 8 30 o'clock. Undertaker McDede has charge of the funeral.
The Daily Times 19 January 1900
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Saved Flag, But Lost His Life
NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., Jan. 19.—The effort to save a 50-cent signal flag cost the life of William O'Hearn, flagman at the Easton avenue crossing of the Pennsylvania Railroad. O'Hearn put down his gates for a freight train this morning before removing a flag he had placed on the track. As the train neared the crossing the flagman sprang on the track and jerked the flag staff from its socket. Before he could clear the rails, however, the engine was on him. His legs were broken and his skull crushed. He died soon afterward. O'Hern was 40 years old and had a wife and two children.
Philadelphia Inquirer 20 January 1900
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Competing for Giequel's Post.
Seven Chiefs of Battalion of the Fire Department appeared before Chief Examiner Ireland at the rooms of the Civil Service Commission yesterday and competed in examination for promotion to the position of Deputy Chief of Department, made vacant by the death of Benjamin A. Giequel. Not one of the Fire Chiefs of the Borough of Brooklyn and Queens entered the race, most of them looking upon Acting Deputy Chief Thomas J. Ahearn as the probable successor to Giquel. Acting Deputy Chief Ahearn was among the seven who took the examination.
New York Times 20 January 1900
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Case of Police Sergt. Sackett of Revere is Placed on File.
In the second case Police Sergt Fred S. Sackett of the Revere force was called to be sentenced for assaulting Thomas A. Ahern. Once upon a time—so the story runs—the Revere police made a liquor raid. Ahern appeared at the trial as a witness for the defendant, and upon his testimony the defendant was discharged. Then Ahern and the policemen were not on friendly terms. On Sept 1, while on his way home, he passed policemen Stuart and Hill. The former pointed Ahern out to his friend Hill, remarking that Ahern told an untruth at the trial. Later on Ahern passed Stuart and Sergt Sackett. As he passed he asked Sackett if he couldn't walk the street without being insulted, referring to the words of Stuart to Hill a little while before. Words were interchanged and then blows. Sackett arrested Ahern tor assault and battery on a policeman and put him into court. Before the lower tribunal he was found guilty, but before the superior court he was found not guilty. Then he caused Sackett to be arrested. In the lower court he was fined $50.
The Boston Globe 23 January 1900
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Quincy (Ill.) Officers End the Careers of Two Burglars and Wound a Third.
   QUINCY, Ill., Jan. 28—Quincy police officers last night killed two expert safe blowers, supposed to be from Chicago, and seriously wounded another. The men are believed to be the same who recently operated in Galesburg, Freeport, and other Illinois cities, making a specialty of cracking safes in building and loan association offices. On Jan. 6 the safe in the offices of the Adams County Building and Loan Association in this city was blown open at the noon hour, and cash and securities amounting to $20,000 taken. Saturday last three men came to Moecker's Hotel, two of them registering from Kansas City. The proprietor suspected them, and warned the police, and when one of the men went out he was shadowed by Detective George Koch. The officer finally asked the suspect to go to the station and explain himself. The man drew a pistol and pointed it at the officer's heart, but as he did so, Koch fired four shots. Three took effect, and the man fell dead.
   This occurred at 11 o'clock Saturday night in front of the Newcomb Hotel. Meanwhile officers had examined the baggage of the suspected men, and found it included burglars' tools, and nitro-glycerine. When the other two men returned to the hotel at 2 o'clock this morning they found the hotel surrounded by officers. They ran into the hotel saloon and loaded their revolvers. Then ensued a running fight in the hotel corridor. One man reached the street pursued by Chief of Police John Ahearn. He turned to fire, and as he did so Ahearn sent a bullet crashing through his skull. He died in a few minutes. The third man was shot on the stairs by Officer Charnhorst, and sank to the floor with a broken hip.
   He refused to say who his accomplices were. When the men came here Jan. 5 they registered as J. M. Burt and H. F. Crowley. Saturday Burt was registered as C. H. Rogers. From letters found on his person it appears he also used the name of C. H. Prince of Chicago. The wounded man refused to give his name.
New York Times 29 January 1900
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Prisoners Discharged
From Newcastle Gaol, during the week ending 20th January 1900 Free . . . Ahern, Wm. or Michl., Idle and disorderly . . . 7 days h.l. Northam, 19th Jan.
Western Australia Police Gazette 31 January 1900
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SACRAMENTO, Jan. 31.—This morning a freight car in a train standing on a siding at Davisville, was broken open and a quantity of stuff stolen, including wine, sardines, shoes, etc. Railroad Detective William Ahern was sent from this city, and he found footprints leading away from the car and in the direction of Sacramento. Following up the trail he came upon two men in the brush near the track with empty bottles lying by them, and some of the stolen articles scattered about. Both were in a stupor from the effects of the wine, and the officer handcuffed them before they awoke. He marched them back to Davisville, and recovered the plunder except what they had eaten and drank. They gave the names of William Jeffries and Joseph Hughes.
Los Angeles Times 1 February 1900
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Boer Ambulance Men
SPRINGFIELD, Feb. 8—Richard Mackey, Frank Borlen, Daniel Kennedy, John Riley and Bernard Collen of Holyoke, and Michael Ahern of Westfield are the men from this section who will go as members of the Hospital corps to South Africa, organized under the auspices of the united Irish societies of Chicago. The Robert Emmet society of Holyoke has contributed $400 toward the work.
The Boston Globe 9 February 1900
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Believed, However, That the Death of the Boys
Found in the Edgecombe Avenue House Was Accidental.

   Cornelius Ahearn, formerly the caretaker of the house at 108 Edgecombe avenue, where the bodies of the boys, Charles B. Beirne, 11 years of age, of 115 Edgecombe avenue, and Martin Loeffler, 9 years old, of 119 Edgecombe avenue, Manhattan, were found in a closet by plumbers yesterday afternoon, was arraigned before Magistrate Hogan in the Harlem police court this morning. A short affidavit was made, charging Ahearn with being a suspicious person, and Ahearn was remanded to the West One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street station in custody of Captain Martin to allow the police to make further investigation until to-morrow morning.
   The two sons of the prisoner, Cornelius and Patrick Ahearn, who played with Beirne and Loeffler and the other boys in the neighborhood, it was learned this morning are with an aunt somewhere in Fort Lee. Captain Martin does not believe that there is anything of foul play about the deaths of the boys and thinks that they got into the closet purely by accident. The parents of the Bierne boy believe that the death of their son was purely accidental.
   Mrs. William McGrath, who lives at 123 Edgecombe avenue, said this morning that Ahearn treated his own sons very harshly. He was accustomed to beat them and neglect them. In the early part of September, Mrs. McGrath said, Ahearn turned his sons from the house at 2 o'clock in the morning. This aroused the indignation of the people in the neighborhood, who raised a subscription to send the boys to relatives in Fort Lee. Mrs. McGrath said that one of her sons accompanied the boys to the ferry.
   In September the family living at 106 Edgecombe avenue complained that Ahearn was intoxicated most of the time and sat in a drunken state in the yard of the place. He was discharged and had not been seen since that time until his arrest last night.
   On August 2, the day the boys disappeared, there was a heavy thunderstorm. It is the theory of the police that the boys became wet and were afraid to go home and went to the untenanted house. It is thought they removed their clothing and went in the large closet on the second floor, laid down and fell asleep. Then the wind slammed the door to, and the boys were imprisoned and died there. As Ahearn was most of the time intoxicated he was in no condition to hear knocks or noises made by them.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 14 February 1900
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Mrs. Agnes Ahearn Finds Her Infant Dead in the Lagoon Near Her House.
Tiburon, February 15—Suffocated and lying face downward in the black mud of the lagoon, Agnes Jane Ahearn, the fifteen-month-old baby of James Ahearn, a locomotive engineer, was found by her mother this afternoon. The child had wandered away from home and getting into the mud, was unable to get out. The mother picked the little one up in her arms and rushed to the office of a physician, but it was to late to save the child's life.

Coroner Eden was notified, and, arriving here, summoned a jury and an investigation was held. The mother said the child was playing on the back porch of the house, up to which the waters of the lagoon dash at high tide. The little one was missed and the mother went about the town looking for her. The child was no where to be found, and the mother, walking into the back yard, was horrified at seeing her daughter lying face downward in the mud. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.

San Francisco 16 February 1900
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She Wandered From Her Home to the Mud Flats Before Her Mother Noticed Her Absence.
Tiburon, February 15—Agnes Jane Ahern, the fifteen-month-old child of J. B. Ahearn, an engineer in the employ of the California Northwestern Railway, was accidentally drowned in the lagoon this morning. The Ahearns live in the rear of the Sonoma House, on the banks of the lagoon. About 10:30 o'clock this morning, while her mother was engaged about household duties, the child wandered away from home. Mrs. Ahearn did not notice the baby's absence for some time but when she gave the alarm a crowd at once joined her in searching for it.

Nearly an hour later a man named Lewis discovered the child's body lying facedownward in the shallow waters of the lagoon. At low water the place is entirely dry, but the high tide had flooded the mud flats, and the child must have fallen in and been overwhelmed by the rising waters.

Coroner Eden came over from San Rafael this afternoon and held an inquest upon the body, the verdict of the jury being accidental drowning.

San Francisco Chronicle 16 February 1900
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Suffocated in Mud.
SAN RAFAEL, Feb. 15.—Agnes Jane Ahearn, the fifteen-months-old child of James Ahearn, a locomotive engineer, was suffocated in the mud of the Tiburon lagoon this afternoon. The child was left playing on the back porch of her home, and wandered into the soft mud while the tide was low.
Los Angeles Times 16 February 1900
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A suit for the recovery of wages amounting to $50 was heard by Justice Merrifield Monday, the parties being John O'Hearn, plaintiff, and Frank B. Richardson, defendant. The main contest was as to whether the price of a cow, $40, which the defendant claimed in offset, was to be allowed. Richardson killed the cow as the result, as he claimed, of injuries inflicted by a club in O'Hearn's hands. O'Hearn denied ever having struck the cow, but claimed that she slipped on the ice and may have been injured in that way. Decision was reserved. The counsel were Frank Stowe for the plaintiff and A. F. Schwenk for Richardson.
Vermont Phoenix 16 February 1900
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While endeavoring to board the 1:05 Southern Pacific train from San Francisco, Daniel Ahern the sixteen-year-old son of Night Watchman Ahern of the Southern Pacific Company, fell under the wheels and was instantly killed, his body being horribly mangled. He had stolen a ride to that point on a southbound train and was trying to steal a ride back.
Mountain Democrat 17 February 1900
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In the suit of John O'Hearn against F. B. Richardson of West Brattleboro to recover wages the plaintiff gets judgment to recover $40. The defendant appealed.
Vermont Phoenix 23 February 1900
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Licensed to Marry
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Richard Frederick Ryan, Oakland  . . .  23
Loretta Catherine Ahern, Oakland  . . .  23
Oakland Tribune 23 February 1900
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Pat O'Hearn, of the machinery department, is a new patient at the hospital. He has a bad cold.
Moberly Evening Democrat 23 February 1900
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Mrs. William Ahern Meets With an Unfortunate Accident.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. William Ahern, of 65 East DeWald street, fell on the slippery pavement near her home, sustaining a fracture of one leg. She was carried to her house, where Dr. W. H. Myers [reduced?] the fracture. The lady is the wife of the well known line repairer of the G. R. & I. railroad.
The Journal Gazette 25 February 1900
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   Dr. Joseph Ahearne, writing from the North Queensland Club, Townsville, Queensland, early in January, sends us this dramatic little sketch of a typical Australian volunteer :—I had arrived at the Imperial Hotel here to eat a last hurried meal with Major Tunbridge, who was to leave in an hour, ordered on special service for the front. Being somewhat ahead of the preparations, I stood on the verandah and was looking at an evening paper, when I heard, “Do you think, Sir, I'm fit to go?” Looking up, with a superficial glance, I saw a man apparently not deserving any of one's time or words at such a moment, so I loosely answered, “Oh, yes, certainly.” He had on a slouch hat, was clean shaved and wrinkled, wore spectacles, had been recently chewing tobacco ; his woolen shirt was open at the neck and wrists, though the sleeves were not rolled up, but flapped at their full length ; over his left hip was slung a new canvas ration bag. He was quite six feet high, straight, without a superfluous fleshy ounce upon him.
   “Yes,” he continued, while I kept my eyes on the newspaper, “yes, Doctor, I would do for ambulance work anyhow. I can put on a bandage, I can. I was under two doctors. They were gentlemen ; all doctors are gentlemen. Do you think they'd take me?”
   “I dare say ; they might be glad of you,” I said.
   “If they don't I'll go myself.”
   “Well,” I said, seeing now a chance of indicating that he had better go away, “the steamer leaves at eight.”
   “No, it leaves at seven,” he replied.
   “You'll have barely time, then, so go and get your ticket.”
   “I've got it already,” he said, and putting his hand into the right side pocket of his moleskin trousers, he pulled out a doubled-up, soiled envelope.
   “There,” said he, stretching toward me a hand and bared forearm. I took a yellow paper and another merely to humour him, and idly opened the yellow one, when I saw “£13 13s., passage to Natal, Aberdeen Line steamer Moravian.”
   “Come and have a drink, old man,” and he came inside. Uncovered, he might be 60, with his bald head, but appearance is no guide to the age of these tough North Queensland nomads, for they never alter after 45.
   “I have a pound or two,” he said “to keep me over until they find something for me to do. I can lay a gun yet, or put on a bandage with any one. That's the work would suit me now,” and the kind old face smoothed out as he spoke it. I discovered he had served years ago, in the Royal Marines Artillery, and on two ships had been servant to a surgeon. So I seized the opportunity, then and there, of redressing the mental injustice I had done him, and wrote hurried notes which he carries to some of my friends, not asking any favours, but merely to introduce Macdonald—that is his name—Irish or Scotch, I do not know. It's all the same—he's a true Britisher.
The Times 26 February 1900
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Last Seen by Brother on Feb I7, When He Took Train
at North Union Station for Lexington.
   The many friends of Mathew Ahearn in Boston and Bedford have appealed to The Globe to unravel the mystery surrounding his disappearance on the evening of Feb 17.
   On that evening Mathew, accompanied by his brother Patrick of 185 West 5th st., South Boston, went to the north union station, where Mathew took the 11.30 p.m. train for Lexington, which is the nearest station to the Columbia farm in Bedford, where he worked for several years as a laborer.
   From the station at Lexington to Bedford the distance is about three miles, a large part of which is through wood land.
   Inquiry at the Lexington station, as well as all of the other stations between Boston and Lexington, failed to find one person who had seen him since his leaving the station in Boston.
   He is 23 years old, 5 ft 8 in in height, weighs 170 pounds, and would be taken for a man of about 28 years of age. He wore a custom-made suit of dark blue serge, double-breasted overcoat, black laced shoes, brown stockings and white underclothing.
   He has blue eyes and a small, black mustache. On me back of his right hand are printed in ink his initials, "M. A."
   He carried about $20 and a silver watch and a silver chain.
The Boston Globe 6 March 1900
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Body of Matthew Ahearn of Bedford Discovered.

Perished in the Storm of Feb. 17 in a Field on His Way Home.
Left Boston and His Disappearance First Known 10 Days After.
   LEXINGTON, March 8—The body of Matthew Ahearn, who has been missing since the night of Feb. 17, was found this afternoon on the Morton Reed farm, in North Lexington, about two miles from the center of the town, and about halfway between Lexington and the Columbia farm at Bedford, where Ahearn was employed as a laborer up to the time of his disappearance.
   Ahearn left here for a visit to his brother, Patrick Ahearn, who boarded at 185 5th st., South Boston. He remained during the afternoon and evening with his relative, and the latter came with him to the north union station, where he boarded the 11.30 train for Lexington, which puts up there. To reach his place of work at Bedford Ahearn would have had to walk about four miles.
   The night was cold and a blinding snowstorm was raging.
   A week or 10 days later the South Boston brother came to Bedford to visit Matthew, and was surprised to learn that he had never reached the place after leaving Boston.
   A thorough search was made at all the places along the line, and particularly in Lexington, by his brother, and the police in each town did all they could to locate the missing man.
   This afternoon two men employed by Mr. Reed were sent to the farm meadow. Against a haystack in a sitting position were the remains of Ahearn. The face was disfigured. The body was frozen stiff. It was taken to an undertaking establishment in Lexington and medical examiner of Woburn was notified. He pronounced death due to exposure.
   It is assumed that when Ahearn left the train at Lexington, he started toward his home in Bedford, and when near the spot where the body was seen became exhausted and bewildered in the storm and wandered into the meadow, where he became exhausted and succumbed.
   Today, after the body was found, Patrick, the brother, was in Bedford endeavoring to get some tidings of the missing man, but had started for home before the Lexington authorities were aware of the visit.
   Late in the afternoon Patrick J. Rooney, the Bedford man by whom Matthew was employed, came to Lexington and viewed the body. Identity was also established by a letter from his brother Patrick found on the body, by the clothes, which fitted the description given by his brother to the police and a silver watch and chain found on his person.
   His hat and a bundle which he had when he took the train were missing, but he had evidently lost them while struggling in the storm.
   Patrick Ahearn and a married sister living in Newton, were notified this evening of the fate of their brother by the Lexington police, and will take charge of the remains. Deceased was about 23 years of age.
The Boston Globe 9 March 1900
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Bobby Dobbs Defeats Ahearn.
CHICAGO, March 9.—Bobby Dobbs was given the decision over Shorty Ahearn, a local colored pugilist, to-night, at the end of six rounds.
San Francisco Call 10 March 1900
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In the Courts of Justice
State of Indiana vs. John Ahern, violation of liquor law, will be tried in Squire Guthrie's court this afternoon.
Logansport Journal 14 March 1900
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John R. Ahern plead guilty yesterday afternoon in Justice Guthrie's court to a charge of violation of the liquor law and was fined $10 and costs.
Logansport Reporter 15 March 1900
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Miss Kate Ahern has been visiting friends in Merrill the past week.
LeMars Sentinel 15 March 1900
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Body of Matthew Ahearn, missing since Feb. 17, found frozen in Bedford, Mass.
Burlington Weekly Free Press 15 March 1900
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Hose company 2 has elected these officers: Timothy J. Donahue capt., Dennis Ahern lieut., William H. Bradley clerk, George H. Hill treas., Daniel B. Tierney steward, George H. Hill director A. F. R. A., Dennis Ahern relief com.
The Boston Globe 17 March 1900
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Errors in Names and Locations and Any Changes From the Way the Names Appear in The Times, Including Removals, Must be Reported to the Office or the Directory Manager in The Times Building Within 48 Hours From This Evening, as These Names Will go in Book Form Then.
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O'Hearn, John cigmkr Raphael & Co r Rock Island Ill.
O'Hearn, Miss Mamie r 634 Henry
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Davenport Times 23 March 1900
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What James Ahern, of This City, Knows About England's Future King
No Extraordinary Precautions Taken When He Toured Through the Green Isle
The attempted assassination of the Prince of Wales, which occurred at Brussels on Tuesday, directs attention to the fact that James Ahern, janitor of the Catholic Club, on Locust street, is perhaps the only Philadelphian who has been in close touch with the “First Gentleman of Europe” during the latter's journeys. Mr. Ahern is a son of the Emerald Isle, and while loyal to his native country, believes it for the best of all that the visit of the aged Queen to Ireland will not be marred by the disgraceful scenes which attended the advent of the Prince of Wales at Cork in 1885. A telegrapher, attached to the staff at Cork, Mr. Ahern with eight others, was sent to meet the Prince at Ballyhooley, where Albert Edward was visiting the Earl of Listowel at the latter's country seat, Connamora House. The opportunities afforded Mr. Ahern for studying the characteristics and movements of the Prince were exceptional.

“The Prince moved about as freely as the most ordinary citizen,” he told an Inquirer reporter last night. “No extra precautions were taken for his safety. It was in the spring of 1885 that I received orders to proceed to Ballyhooley, and for more than two weeks I saw the Prince daily. Contrary to rumors, the Prince's tastes are simple, and his suite was not an extensive one. His Irish [visit], however, did not continue a peaceful one, as the publisher remembers. Everything went smoothly enough for a while, but when the English tories began to make political capital of the visit the Irish Nationalists showed their displeasure

“It was while the Prince and Princess of Wales visited the lakes at Killarney that I saw the heir apparent to the best of advantage. He was here for a week. One day he and his party went to the Gap of Dunloe, at the head of the lakes. A crowd of us followed the next day. The Prince had gone on Saturday and Sunday being an off day for us, we wanted to make the best of the opportunity. At the Gap we went to the registering place, where the names of some of the most famous people in Europe are inscribed. When I opened the register I saw the following names registered: Albert Edward, Alexandria, Alex Edward, Lord and Lady Spencer. I thought the chance a good one to get in line, so I simply added my own humble signature to those of royalty and the rest of the party followed suit. Nobody had arrived at the Gap in the meantime, so no other names stood between the royal party's and ours.

“The Prince of Wales, as I remember him then, certainly earned the title of being the 'First Gentleman of Europe.' His bearing was military, but even then he was not what many consider a young man.

“There is a lesson to be learned from his visit to Ireland, as it applies to the present visit of the Queen. Should the English press keep within bounds and simply show pleasure because the Irish people are receiving the aged monarch, well, then there should be no trouble. But if English enthusiasm runs away with itself, and proclaims that this is an evidence that the Irish nation is satisfied with things as they exist, nobody can tell what may turn up. Individually I hope the best for the grand old woman, who every Irishman must revere as a noble woman. Politics should not be made to interfere with her stay among the Irish. If it does, then there may be a repetition of what happened during that spring of 1885, when my duties called me to witness occurrences that are now historic.”

Mr. Ahern has been in Philadelphia about five years. He was in the Cork telegraph service for more than eighteen years, and has traveled extensively. He is very popular among his countrymen in this city and is looked upon as conversant with affairs that seldom fall under the observation of the ordinary citizen.

Philadelphia Inquirer 6 April 1900
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Miss M. E. Ahearn of Chicago visited the department of libraries on Tuesday. She is the editor of Public Libraries.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 8 April 1900
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John Ahern went to Morris, Ill., to visit his sister on Wednesday. She is attending seminary there.
Sycamore True Republican 21 April 1900
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Work of the Geological Survey.
The topographical work being done in this vicinity by W. J. Lloyd and party, of the U. S. Geological survey, will cover an area of 225 square miles. . . . T. M. Bannon of the geological survey who was recently here extended the triangulation from Globe to Dudleyville. Jeremiah Aherne, with another party will arrive in a few days and will extend the triangulation from Globe to the vicinity of Solomonville.
Arizona Silver Belt 26 April 1900
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Police Court
Michael Ahern was arrested on the 19th for drunkenness and paid a fine of five dollars for the offense.
Lexington Minuteman 27 April 1900
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Attorney A. A. Moore has filed a notice that he will on May 8th move for a dismissal of the damage action brought against the Southern Pacific Company by Henry W. Ahern. The grounds of the motion will be want of prosecution and lack of legal capacity. In his affidavit Attorney Moore states that the plaintiff is a brother instead of a father to John Ahern. for whose death damages are sought. Owing to this fact, it is claimed he has no right to bring the suit.
Oakland Tribune 3 May 1900
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Miss Mary O'Hearn, of this city, is visiting her parents at Lancaster, Ky.
The Evening Bulletin 23 May 1900
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Miss Mary O'Hearn, who resides here with her grandmother, is at home after a pleasant visit to her parents in Lancaster.
The Evening Bulletin 2 June 1900
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The Army
Changes in the stations and duties of officers of the Ordnance Department: . . . First Lieut. Edward P. O'Hern is relieved from duty in the office of the Chief of Ordnance, and will report to the commanding officer at Watertown Arsenal for duty at that post.
New York Times 5 June 1900
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Ahern's Hard Luck.
When a man only gets one Sunday off in a month he likes to make the most of it, and if necessity compels him to labor even on that one day of rest he always expects to be let off with a light Job. The very opposite is the state of affairs in the case of Customs Inspector D. J. Ahern, however, and yesterday Dan quoted with a sad smile on his face to his companion in misery, Inspector McGinnis, "Blessed are they that expect nothing, for they shall not be disappointed." "But we are getting something," protested Mac. "Isn't this odor sublime? Why, man, your whiskers won't require perfuming for a month to come."

The cause of the two Custom-house officers' woe was a large consignment of raw hides that came from Australia on the steamer Mariposa. Dr. Kinyoun would not allow them to be landed at any of the tanneries unless they were put into the cleaning vats under the supervision of the Custom-house inspectors. Ahern and McGinnis were detailed for the job, and yesterday when the hides were loaded aboard the scow C. T. Place they set sail for Redwood City, where the cargo is to be discharged. If all goes well they may reach their destination by Monday, and by that time they will know all about hides and also something about life on a bay schooner.

San Francisco Call 10 June 1900
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Plasterers Elect Officers
The Journeymen Plasterers' Association held a meeting last night and elected the following named officers" Daniel McCall, president; D. J. Ahern, vice president; John Lawless, recording secretary; H. E. McCoy, financial secretary; Joseph Gardiner, treasurer; John Fay, marshal; John Donivan [sic]. William Wilson and Charles Knowles, trustees.
San Francisco Call 14 June 1900
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Patrick Ahern Either Fell or Was Pushed from an Electric Car.
The man who fell or was pushed from an electric car last Saturday night near the corner of Plympton st and Massachusetts av, Cambridge, has been identified as Patrick Ahern. He sometimes lives in Somerville and sometimes in Beverly. He is now at the Cambridge hospital, and has been unconscious since meeting with the accident. The physicians say it is doubtful if he survives until morning, as he is suffering with a fractured skull and hemorrhages.
The Boston Globe 14 June 1900
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A jilted lover Wreaks Vengeance on His Alleged Nemesis.
Seeking vengeance for a broken engagement and for the loss of his pretty sweetheart, J. J. O'Hern, the manager of the Wine Cocoa Company of Atlanta, Ga., went to Jacksonville Fla., and vigorously plied a buggy whip to the back and head of Frank W. Chase, the Jacksonville manager of the Cable Piano Company.
The Chipley Banner 16 June 1900
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Lance-Sergeant Arthur W. Colley, the Buffs, has been promoted to a combatant commission as a Second Lieutenant, and appointed to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, and Garrison Sergeant-Major William Barrow, at Chatham, has been promoted Quartermaster, with the honorary rank of lieutenant, in the King's Royal Rifles. Sergeant-Major J. Aherne, the Buffs, has also been selected for a commission as Quartermaster, and will be transferred to the North Staffordshire Regiment.
The Daily News 17 June 1900
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Betting Prosecutions in Cork
At the Police Court, Cork, on Saturday, before Mr. C. E. B. Mayne, R.M., R. M. Keatinge, G. Georgeson, and J. B. Roche, a number of betting prosecutions were heard. The defendants were George R. Perrott, carrying on business at 9 Robert street, John Sugrue, 21 Old George's street, Thomas Greenish, 19 Maylor street, Michael Ahern, 20 Old George's street, Thomas Greenish, 19 Naylor street, and Edward M'Fadden, 29 Mary street. These defendants were charged with keeping offices and receiving bets. There was a sixth defendant, named William Dorgan, a porter in the establishment of Michael Ahern, and he was charged with aiding and abetting. The defendant M'Fadden did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Mr. H. T. Wright (Crown Solicitor) prosecuted, and having stated the nature of the summonses was about to call evidence, when a plea of guilty was put in by the solicitors acting for the different defendants. In the cases of Perrot, Ahern, and Greenish the bench imposed a fine of £33 and £2 costs, as this was the second offence. Sugrue, who was now charged for the first time, they fined £23 and £2 costs. The alternative was two months' imprisonment in each instance. Dorgan was fined £5 or one month's imprisonment.
The Irish Times 25 June 1900
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John Ahern and "Mush" Driscoll Sentenced
   In the next session, before Judge Adams, John Ahern and another Joe Driscoll, sometimes called "Mush," were given a hearing, Ahern for assaulting Elsie Doherty and patrolman Welch, and Driscoll for assaulting the officer.
   Mrs. Doherty and Mrs. McCarthy came over from East Boston on the south ferry Wednesday evening. As they were passing out they met Ahern and Driscoll. The former put an arm about Mrs. Doherty's neck, saying as he did so: "Come and I'll make love to you." She pushed him away, and then he struck her in the mouth, causing her lip to bleed.
   Patrolman Welch saw a crowd, and came doen to see what the matter was. The woman told him, and then he approached Ahern. "Is this the man?" he asked. Before she could reply or the officer knew what was about to happen, Ahern landed on his chin with such force that the officer fell on his back. While he was down Driscoll kicked him, and so did Ahern.
   They denied the whole affair. Ahern was sentenced to the house of correction for eight months, two for the assault on the women [sic] and six for the assault on the officer. Driscoll was sentenced to the same institution for three months.
The Boston Globe 22 June 1900
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Miss Fannie Ahern is home from Morris, Ill., where she has been attending the seminary.
Sycamore True Republican 27 June 1900
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   REDDING, June 27.—Last night two hundred miners and smelter employés of Keswick and vicinity organized and drove twenty-one Japanese road workers out of town. The Japanese were placed on the south-bound Oregon train, and when this place was reached the conductor put the men off. The Japs are without means, and have gone south on foot. There was no violence at Keswick, and after the work of expelling the Japs was accomplished, the miners dispersed. The miners object to the employment of the Japs, who took the places of white men. Serious trouble will likely occur if any attempt is made to restore the Japs to their positions.
   REDDING, June 27.—This afternoon Southern Pacific Detective Ahern telephoned to the Sheriff's office here from Sacramento, intimating that the railroad is determined to reinstate the Japanese in Shasta county. He asked the Sheriff if the latter is able to provide protection to them. If not, the railroad may call on Gov. Gage for help. The Sheriff will not tell what answer he gave or what he will do.
   The 200 men who expelled the Japanese are quiet, but determined that they shall not return. It is said that the miners have obtained recruits. The Japanese camped last night two miles south of Redding. They walked here this morning, and were given passes, quietly, on a south-bound freight train by the railroad.
Los Angeles Times 28 June 1900
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   REDDING, June 28.—The situation at Keswick is unchanged. The Labor Alliance is firm, but its members say little. Railroad Detective Ahern arrived from Sacramento this morning with Sheriff Behrens to visit Keswick and interview the laborers. The detective says that the railroad is anxious to hire white men, but they are hard to get. It will offer the laborers at Keswick the work. If they will not accept or furnish other whites, the railroad will send back the Japanese, and will bring Federal marshals and State troops here if necessary to guard them.
   The Labor Alliance declares that the Japanese will never be allowed to stay if they do come. No action by the railroad is probable until the detective returns to Sacramento. There are no Japanese here now.
Los Angeles Times 29 June 1900
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George H. Crafts, an extensive operator in oil in the Kern River district, is in the city on business. He is staying at the Nadeau. J. W. Ahern, another Bakersfield oil man, is at the same hotel.
Los Angeles Times 2 July 1900
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Roosevelt Has a Busy Sunday
   Governor Theodore Roosevelt was a bust man yesterday from early morning until 5:30 o'clock in the evening, when he left Chicago for Oklahoma City. He met a delegation of Marquette club members, told stories about "Fighting Joe" Wheeler, went to church, delivered an address to Sunday school children, wrote his name in their Bibles, shook hands with 150 men and women, tickled babies under their chins, recited Dutch nursery rhymes, rehearsed incidents of the Santiago campaign with Colonel Henry L. Turner, met Rough Riders who had served under him, talked baby talk to Theodore Roosevelt Tod, the son of one of these, and took a carriage ride. He did not appear to be a tired man when he jumped aboard the Santa Fe train for Oklahoma.
   General Wheeler and the Marquette club delegation called on the Governor at 10 a.m. Among the members were President James P. Whedon, E. C. De Witt, A. A. Putnam, William H. Gray, Dr. T. G. Corlett, George H. Jenny, T. D. Yates, Charles U. Gordon, C. M. Foell, John A. Ahern, F. W. Forsythe, W. C. Mills, and Oscar Hebel.
Chicago Tribune 2 July 1900
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Ex-Bartender J. Cummings Found Dead in the Room of A. Ahern
James Cummings, at one time a well known bartender, was found dead late last night in the room of his friend, Andrew Ahern, a saloonkeeper at 28 Howard street. Cummings had spent the evening in Ahern's resort. The saloon man did not pay much attention to his friend's actions and thought Cummings had gone home. When Ahern went to his bedroom his hand in reaching for some matches encountered a corpse. Investigations showed Cummings half undressed lying back on the bed lifeless. Ahern called in Policemen O'Connell and MacPartland who rang for the Morgue wagon. Cummings had been in poor health for some time and a short time before his death he told Ahern that he would soon die. Ahern is considerably shaken by his grewsome [sic] discovery.
San Francisco Call 4 July 1900
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St. Patrick's Church to Picnic.
At a meeting of the ladies and gentlemen of St. Patrick's parish held last night, Eugene F. Lacy presiding, it was decided to hold the annual picnic of the parishioners on September 3 next. The following committee to select a suitable spot for festivities was appointed: W. P. Connors, M. P. Corridan, D. J. Ahern, E. F. Lacy and Rev. P. Heslur.
San Francisco Call 5 July 1900
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An Assault Made Upon the Life of Jas. Ahern, of Liberty Township
   The most interesting incident to which the sheriff and his force of deputies have been called upon to attend here of late, occurred Sunday, when the Ahern boys, of Liberty township, came to town and swore out a warrant of arrest against Robt. Huston, of the same township, for attempted murder, the complaining witness being Jas. Ahern, the man upon whom the assault was made.
   The Ahern boys have a farm in Liberty township and it joins the farm of J. F. Gorman. There arose some differences between the neighbors over the ownership of some hogs and a quarrel was commenced a few days before the shooting occurred between John Ahern and Robt. Huston, a hired man of Gorman's. The event of Sunday was merely a continuation of the trouble. The men met in the road, going in opposite directions, and they stopped to have the thing out.
   It is claimed Jas. Ahern made advances toward Houston [sic] apparently for the purpose of giving him a threshing [sic], whereupon Houston opened fire, discharging two shots which inflicted slight injuries.
   Houston took opportunity by the forelock and left for parts unknown. The force at the sheriff's office are making every effort to locate Houston and bring him back to answer to the charge of attempted murder.
LeMars Semi-weekly Post 10 July 1900
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A Fugitive from Justice
LeMars, Iowa, July 14—Robert Huston of Ellendale, is a fugitive from Justice, he having tried to kill J. C. Ahern of the same place. One bullet was fired point blank at Ahern and missed and the second shot was stayed by Huston's companion, who gripped the revolver with his hand as the hammer fell and the shot was held though his companion has a badly torn hand, made by the hammer. The trouble grew out of a dispute over the ownership of some hogs.
Cedar Rapids Gazette 14 July 1900
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American Companions.
Last Monday night Bay City Circle of the Companions of the Forest of America held an open meeting and the hall was crowded to its limit. There was an interesting programme, which included a cakewalk by Tillie Jacobs, Jennie Brown, Nellie Ahern, Gilbert Ahern, Tillie Lubosch and Tessie Greenfield; coon specialties by Goldie Harris, recitation by Mrs. E. Cohnreich, specialties by the Bennett Sisters, recitations by D. G. Colman and other numbers. Miss Bessie Borren was the mistress of ceremonies.
San Francisco Call 16 July 1900
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   WASHINGTON, July 16.—.The Navy Department this morning received official confirmation from Admiral Remey of the reverses to the allied forces at Tien-Tsin on July 13. The dispatch is dated Che-Foo, July 16, and says:
   "Reported that allied forces attacked a native city this morning 13th; Russians right with Ninth Infantry and marines on the left. Losses allied forces large; Russians 100, including artillery Colonel; Americans over 30; British over 40; Japanese 58, including Colonel; French 25. Col. Liscum, Ninth Infantry, killed; also Capt. Davis, Marine Corps; Capt., Lemly, Lieut. [Smedley Darlington] Butler and Leonard, wounded. At 7 in the evening allies' attack on native city was repulsed with great loss. Returns yet incomplete; details not yet confirmed."
   It is stated at the War Department that no such person as Capt. Wilcox, who was reported wounded, is in the Ninth Infantry. The officials here think the name perhaps should be Major Wallace of the Ninth. . . . 
Following is the official roster of the regiment as forwarded to the Adjutant General's Department just previous to its departure for China, with short biographical sketches of all its officers, except the commander, reported killed before Tien-Tsin. . . . 
Capt. GEORGE P. AHERN was graduated at West Point July 1, 1878 [sic]. He was born in this State, and was Second Lieutenant of the Twenty-fifth Infantry June 13, 1882, and First Lieutenant of the Fourth Infantry Feb. 20, 1891. After serving in the Twenty-fifth again, he became Captain in the Ninth June 30, 1898. . . . 
New York Times 17 July 1900
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Firemen's Muster
On next Saturday, July 28, the Arlington Veteran Firemen's Association will attend their first muster of the season which will be held at Pepperell, for prizes aggregating $800. In conjunction with the Newton Veteran Asso'n they have chartered a special train on the Fitchburg railroad which will leave Boston at 8.05, Cambridge 8.15, Waltham 8.30. Tickets at reduced rates will be on sale Monday, July 23d, and can be had of the committee, Warren A. Pierce, A. A. Tilden, Wm. P. Schwamb, Wm. J. Sweeney, Walter H. Pierce, Patrick J. Ahern, Timothy J. Donahue. Apply early for your tickets so that the committee can arrange for extra cars if necessary. Old Eureka is doing grand good work and if the Vets have any luck at all she will be heard from, so all aboard for a good time and Arlington to the front.
Arlington Advocate 20 July 1900
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Denver, July 20—Young Peter Jackson of San Francisco was given the decision over Shorty Ahern of Chicago at the end of the tenth round tonight before the Olympic club. Jackson showed more science and from the start had a decided advantage. Ahern put up a good fight, but was unable to withstand Jackson's rushes, being forced to the ropes several times. Up to the seventh round Jackson did all the fighting, landing on his opponent at will. Here Ahern took a brace and landed several times on Jackson's head and body.
Colorado Springs Gazette 21 July 1900
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Ahearn Loses to Peter Jackson Before
Denver's Olympic Club
   Denver, Colo., July 20—Frank Childs of Chicago tonight gained the decision over Fred Russell of California at the end of a tame ten round go before the Colorado Athletic association.
   Young Peter Jackson of San Francisco got the decision over “Shorty” Ahearn of Chicago before the Olympic club tonight at the end of a ten-round bout.
Chicago Tribune 21 July 1900
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Patrick M. Ahern to Tobias Gerlch et ux, 8th st. $1
The Boston Globe 21 July 1900
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   VANCOUVER (B.C.) July 25.—[Exclusive Dispatch.] Mah Lin, the Chinese cook of Mr. Chenworth of Rossland was found dead in the kitchen of the Chenoweth house, the morning of May 23, with a gunshot wound in his head, and the manner of his death has just been discovered. Ernest, the eight-year-old son of Mrs. Chenworth, shot the Chinaman because the latter had teased him by laughing at him. This is the gist of the confession made by the boy to Assistant Superintendent [P. K.] Ahearn of the Pinkerton Agency of Seattle, who had been engaged by the Chinese and local Peace Officer Raymer.
   The story of the murder, as obtained from the lad, was that there had been a disagreement between him and the Chinese. The deceased had laughed at him, whereupon the young lad averred that he would shoot him. This caused the Chinese to laugh again. The boy went into his brother's room, climbed over the bed, got a gun, and pointing it at the Chinaman, snapped it. It missed fire. He aimed again, and pulled the trigger. The cartridge exploded this time, the bullet sped to its mark, and the cook fell face forward on the floor and died in a few minutes. The boy replaced the gun. After this, the youthful murderer went out of the back door and down the street to where a house was being removed, where he nonchalantly watched the men at work.
   It is evident from the boy's manner that he does not realize the enormity of his offense. He will be held for manslaughter.
Los Angeles Times 26 July 1900
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Firemen's Muster
A postal issued yesterday morning announces the postponement of the Fireman's Muster at Pepperell, which Arlington Veteran Firemen's Association voted to attend and had all arrangements made. Instead of going there they will take "Eureka" to the Combination Park, Medford, next Thursday, where the Elks are holding high carnival for a week. They had a practice playout last evening and afterwards a business meeting, when Messrs. Warren A. Pierce, A. A. Tilden, Wm. P. Schwamb, Wm. J. Sweeney, Walter H. Pierce, Patrick J. Ahern, Timothy J. Donahue, were chosen a committee to have charge, and tickets and badges can be had of them at any time now. The Pepperell muster is postponed to Sept. 1st., and will be considered at the next regular meeting of the A.V.A., in August. "Eureka" is in good form.
Arlington Advocate 27 July 1900
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   In his fight against the practice of wearing bathing suits off the beach, “Founder” Bradley has made another charge this week. He has posted up notices along the beach prohibiting people who hire bathing suits at his establishments from wearing them anywhere excepting on the sand of the board walk.
   A rustic dance for the young set was the novel event of the week. The girls all appeared in sunbonnets, calico dresses, and gingham aprons, and the young men in farmers' straw hats and overalls.
   Sneak thieves are making life miserable for the cottagers in North Asbury Park. They are making their annual raid on the cottage colony, purloining jewelry and despoiling larders while the owners are at the beach.
   Among recent arrivals from Chicago are W. A. Walker, J. N. Crouse, L. F. Paisley, L. H. Salisbury, J. P. Rogers, A. L. Griswold, O. H. Heiss, John H. Ahern, William A. Strong and family, Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Tallman, R. D. W. Johnson, Frank Fay Pratt, Edward E. Phillips, and John Luscher.
Chicago Tribune 29 July 1900
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—Rev. Edward H. Ahearn of Peru, Ill., who is visiting with relatives in this city, officiated at St. Francis church at the 10.30 o'clock mass.
North Adams Transcript 30 July 1900
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Widow of Liscum
Mrs. Liscum is prostrated with grief over the fate of her husband, [Colonel Emerson C. Liscum] the hero of Tien-Tsen, who fell while leading the Ninth regiment, U.S.A. She is now at Manila with Captain Ahern and his wife. [see also 17 July 1900]
Anita [Iowa] Republican 1 August 1900
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David Ahern Assaulted Before Dark Last Evening—
One of Alleged Assailants Arrested.
David Ahern of 14 Willow st., while in front of his home at 6.30 last night was assaulted by three young men and robbed of $2 and an imitation diamond stud. At 9.30 officers of division 5 arrested James P. Kelley, 16, claiming to live at 47 Ottawa st., charged with assault and battery and robbery from the person of Ahern. The stud was found in Kelley's hand at the time of arrest. The other two men had not been apprehended up to a early hour this morning.
The Boston Globe 7 August 1900
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Course for Next Week's Sailing Races Laid Out
Windermere, Muskoka Lakes, Ont., August 10—The camp of the American Canoe Association at Big Island, Lake Rosseau, was almost deserted yesterday, as about 100 of the canoeists went on a trip around the lakes on the steamer Islander and did not return until late in the afternoon. The few members who remained in camp went swimming to keep cool. The heat has been intense for several days, reaching 94 in the shade yesterday. Walter J. English of Peterboro, Ont. was officer of the day, and his aides were F. J. Ahern of New York, R. N. Cutter of Winchester, Mass.; W. A. Furman, and H. C. Allen of Trenton, N. J. The course for the sailing races, which begin next week, was laid off yesterday. It is a triangle, one half mile on each side, with the start and finish in front of the main camp.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 10 August 1900
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An Invention that May Revolutionize Travel
—Railroad Trains Outrun By Ordinary Wheelmen.
Sacramento, Aug. 13.—Railroad Detective William Ahern has in his office at the depot a contrivance which would be of great interest to the cranks of the wheel—the men who have the bicycle habit on the brain. With this simple affair it is easy for a wheelman to ride his ordinary bike over any standard guage [sic] railroad track and make a passenger train appear like an ice wagon, so far as speed is concerned. The inventor of the affair is a young man named J. L. Robinson. He evidently took pattern after the ordinary railroad bicycle, which the track inspectors ride, and which is a heavy and cumbersome piece of machinery, lacking both grace and speed. Robinson has improved his pattern and has an affair which runs an ordinary bicycle over the rails like the wind. There is an outrigger which rests on a rail opposite the bicycle. It has a wheel which is about one foot in diameter, ball-bearing in its movement, having a rubber tire, and it is kept on the track by means of two flangs, [sic] which are about one inch in depth. The outrigger supports are of light wood and the whole apparatus does not, perhaps, weigh more than 15 pounds.

Reports had come into the office of Superintendent Wright that some man was using the company's tracks in this section of the State without any authority of the railroad officials. Station agents, section foreman and other railroad employes were instructed to be on the outlook for the wheelman and stop him whenever he put in an appearance. On Tuesday last the wheelman came sailing down the railroad track from a business trip which he had made into Tehama county. As he neared the little town of Roseville the section foreman spied him and stopped him. He took part of the apparatus and then telegraphed the news of his capture to Ahern. The railroad officer took the next train to Rosevllle, where he confiscated the bicycle attachment and then brought it back to this city.

Robinson, of course, "made a roar" at the same time threatening all kinds of punishment for Ahern. He has given Ahern until next Monday to return his property. The railroad men are in a sort of quandary as to what kind of punishment they can mete out to the brilliant inventor. He has been riding over the company's lines without permission and without paying anything for the privilege. He told Ahern that he was willing to pay a certain price for the privilege of riding over the lines in this State. He says that he has his machine patented and that it will only be a question of a short time when wheelmen all over the United States will be running their machines on all the railroad tracks. Robinson is employed in a local electrical establishment and makes frequent trips into the country in the performance of his duties, always riding his patented machine. He told Officer Ahern that he recently rode his machine from Colorado to the Needles in this State.

The Salem Daily Journal 13 August 1900
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Charles McQuaid, 2100 State Street, and Patrick O'Hearn Held in $3,000 Bonds Each.
Charles McQuaid, a saloonkeeper at 2100 State Street, and Patrick O'Hearn, bartender in McQuaid's saloon, were in the Harrison street police court yesterday morning, charged with a brutal attack on Miss Mary English, 204 Chestnut street. The accused were held in $3,000 bonds each. The case was continued till Aug. 28 in order to find two more men charged with a part in the affair. The attack is said to have occurred in the basement of McQuaid's saloon.
Chicago Tribune 19 August 1900
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   Akron, Ohio, Aug. 23.—As a result of last night's riot, one person is dead, two will die, nineteen others are more or less injured, and fully a million dollars in property has gone up in smoke. The city hall is totally destroyed, the Columbian buildings, which adjoined the city hall, is a heap of ashes, and several smaller frame buildings in the vicinity are in ruins. The destruction was wrought by the wild mob which held possession of the city from dark last night until almost dawn this morning. It is estimated that the mob was composed of not less than 1,500 men.
   The list of killed and injured follows:
   GLEN WADE, aged eleven years, son of Lillian Wade, Empire Hotel, shot through the heart.
   Fatally injured:
   Rhoda Davidson, aged four years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Davidson, 111 Allyn street, shot through the head.
   Fred Vorwerk, 343 North street, buckshot wound in abdomen.
   W. H. Dussel, 207 North Forge street, flesh wound in leg.
   Park Stair, 104 Hill street, flesh wound in leg.
   John E. Washer, scalp wound from brick.
   Arthur E. Sprague, teamster, scalp wound.
   John Ahern, painter, 113 Benjamin street, flesh wound, arm.
The Washington Post 24 August 1900
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The democrats are beginning to talk of candidates for the fall campaign. It is understood that Representative Horace E. Gale, who has completed one year in the legislature, will be a candidate for reelection. Among the names mentioned for the democratic nomination to oppose him are Arthur G. Sleeper, T. F. Sullivan, Edmund M. Wood, John J. Ahern and George N. Cobb.
The Boston Globe 25 August 1900
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Mr. Frank O'Hearn, of Aberdeen, left Sunday evening to visit relatives in Chicago.
The Evening Bulletin 27 August 1900
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J. W. Ahern, a merchant from Bakersfield, is registered at the Nadeau.
Los Angeles Times 4 September 1900
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Union of Mr. Dennis Ahearn and Miss Mary Neary Wednesday Morning.
Mr. Dennis Ahearn and Miss Mary Neary were united in marriage by Rev, Father Conroy at St. Raphael's Cathedral at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning in the presence of a large number of friends who gathered to witness the ceremony. A wedding breakfast was served at the bride's home, 142 Dodge street, after the church ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Ahearn left for a tour of the north after which they will begin housekeeping in this city. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Neary and is admired by a large circle of friends. Mr. Ahearn is chief of the Western Weighing association with headquarters here. He was born in this city and is a most worthy young man.
Dubuque Daily Herald 6 September 1900
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Was a Member of Co I. 26th Infantry,
and Leaves Relatives in Worcester
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13—Gen. MacArthur's latest casualty list, dated Manila, Sept. 13, follows:
Killed—Aug. 27, Jaro, Leyte, Co. D, 44th infantry, Edward M. Agree; Aug. 26, Co. D, 43d infantry, Carl F. Carlson; July 1, San Blas, Panay, Co. I, 26th infantry, Richard O'Hearn;  . . . 

Richard O'Hearn enlisted at Fall River. His next of kin is Mrs. John Eagan, 3 Bancroft st., Worcester.  . . . 

The Boston Globe 14 September 1900
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Following is the list of the letters remaining uncalled for at the Boise postoffice for the week ending September 15, 1900.
Ahern, Maud (3)
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Idaho Daily Statesman 17 September 1900
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Maurice Ahern, of Chatham, Eng., has brought suit in the United States circuit court at Boston against the Newton and Boston Street Railway company, in which he is a stockholder, for an injunction to have the defendants restrained from issuing half-rate tickets to pupils of public schools.
The Boston Globe 17 September 1900
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Serious Accusation Against Constable Ahern of Contra Costa.
A case that will probably be investigated by the Grand Jury of Contra Costa County was brought to the attention of Captain Seymour yesterday. The facts will be laid before the District Attorney of the county mentioned with the suggestion that the matter be submitted for the consideration of the inquisitorial body.

J. C. Wells, a laboring man, called at the Warrant Clerk's office yesterday and asked for the arrest of Constable James Ahern of Port Costa. Wells said that he had been working for the last two or three years at the Cascade tunnel on the Great Northern Railroad. He came to the city about eight days ago and lodged at the France House, Third and Tehama streets. Tuesday morning he left the city with the intention of going to the navy yard at Vallejo to seek a job. He went to Port Costa, and when he got on the boat to take him to Benicia Constable Ahern placed him under arrest. He was taken to a saloon and Ahern had a consultation with Justice of the Peace Casey as to what charge should be placed against him. He was in an adjoining room and overheard their conversation. Casey advised Ahern, so Wells declares, to charge him with vagrancy. He was locked up and searched. He had $242 and a gold watch valued at $30. He took $150 in gold from a sack in which he kept his coin and held it in his hand, as he was suspicious of the actions of the constable, but the gold watch and $92 were taken from him.

Ahern came to the city Wednesday and went to the France House, where he made inquiry about Wells, particularly asking if he had stolen any money or a gold watch there. He was informed that nothing was known against Wells and nothing had been missed. Ahern returned to Port Costa and advised Wells to plead not guilty to the charge of vagrancy and the case was dismissed. Ahern, while returning Wells the property taken from him, retained $7 for his expenses to this city and also Wells' gold watch, according to the story told by the laborer. Wells asked why his watch was not returned to him and Ahern said he needed a watch and was going to keep it.

After Wells had told his story to Warrant Clerk Greeley he was taken to Captain Seymour. No warrant could be issued, the offense having been committed in Contra Costa County. Wells repeated his story to the captain, who at once telephoned to Port Costa for Ahern, but found that he had gone out of town. He wanted to hear Ahern's side of the story.

"This is one of the worst cases I ever heard of, if Wells' story is true," said the captain, "and I will write to the District Attorney of Contra Costa, laying the facts before him. I honestly believe that Wells tells a truthful story. It is an outrage for a constable and Justice of the Peace to connive at arresting a respectable man just to get their fees from the county. If the constable in this case had only retained the $7 for his expenses, which was of itself inexcusable, there might not have been so much reason for complaint, but to retain his gold watch is nothing but robbery."

San Francisco Call 21 September 1900
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Constable Ahern of Port Costa Causes Arrest of Wells.
Says He Unjustly Accused Him of Stealing His Watch and Money.
Released on Habeas Corpus.
Constable Ahern of Port Costa yesterday afternoon swore to a warrant charging J. C. Wells with libel. The warrant was issued by Justice of the Peace Carpenter of Martinez and placed in the hands of Deputy Constable Johnson to be served. Last evening Johnson arrived in the city and going to the France house on Third street placed Wells under arrest, notwithstanding that the warrant had not been indorsed by a local judge. Wells was forced to accompany the Deputy Constable to the City Prison, where he was formally charged with libel.

The story of Wells' complaint that Ahern arrested him in Port Costa on a charge of vagrancy and upon discharging him failed to return money and a gold watch that had been taken from him has been published in The Call.

After Wells had been locked up the Deputy Constable who took him into custody, realizing that he had made a mistake in not having the warrant indorsed by a local judge, went to Judge Conlan's house and had him attach his signature to the document.

Upon learning of the action of the Port Costa constable, Captain Seymour engaged Attorney Arthur Mack to sue out a writ of habeas corpus in behalf of Wells. The writ was heard by Superior Judge Lawler and the prisoner was promptly released from custody. His friends now threaten to sue the Constable for false imprisonment.

San Francisco Call 25 September 1900
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Judge Lawlor Says Second Arrest Was Made to Shield Ahern.
Injured Man Advised to Bring Action Against the Constable
for Damages for False Imprisonment.
J. C. Wells, the young miner who was arrested Monday evening by Constable Johnson of Port Costa on a charge of libel, was released yesterday by Judge William P. Lawlor on a writ of habeas corpus. Wells was arrested on a warrant issued in Port Costa and indorsed by Judge Conlan of this city. Judge Conlan, however, did not place his indorsement on the instrument until after it had been served. When the hearing of the writ was called by Judge Lawlor yesterday morning the irregularity of the indorsement of the warrant was explained to the court. Judge Lawlor said that the arrest of the defendant was plainly unlawful and that the defendant was illegally restrained. It is said that Wells arrest was the result of spite work. Constable Ahern of Port Costa arrested Wells a few weeks ago on a petty charge. Wells retaliated by charging Ahern with having robbed him of $7 in coin and a watch. Ahern then charged Wells with libel, and the warrant was issued for his arrest. Judge Lawlor said that it was evidently the purpose of the Port Costa authorities to cause the second arrest of Wells to shield Ahern from the consequences of his act in unwarrantedly arresting the defendant on the first charge. Wells has been advised to bring an action against the Port Costa Constable for damages for false imprisonment.
San Francisco Call 26 September 1900
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SACRAMENTO, Sept. 25.—The Democrate [sic] held their primaries here today and as the result it is understood that Gilly Doty will be renominated for Senator. Peter J. Shields had no opposition for Superior Judge. There is nothing certain as to who will be the nominees in the Assembly. William McLaughlin had no opposition for Supervisor in the Second District. David Ahearn won out for Supervisor in the Third District and Morris Brooke claims to have defeated P. C. Cohn in the Fourth.
Los Angeles Times 26 September 1900
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Jack Ahern Badly Punished.
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. Sept. 26—At the boxing exhibition held at the Old Armory hall tonight the first bout. Which was scheduled for 10 rounds at 133 pounds between Jack Ahern of Bridgeport and Joe Ennis of New London, was stopped in the third round by the police on account of the severe punishment Ahern was receiving. The second bout between Joe Williams of New London and James Sullivan of Willimantic lasted 68 seconds, Williams being knocked out in the first round.
The Boston Globe 27 September 1900
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Was Too Much Slugging
Willimantic, Conn., Sept. 27.—At the boxing exhibition held here last night, a bout scheduled for 10 rounds at 133 pounds, between Jack Ahern of Bridgeport and Joe Ennis of New London, was stopped in the third round by the police on account of the severe punishment Ahern was receiving.
North Adams Transcript 27 September 1900
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Captain Seymour Receives an Interesting Letter From Reno.
R. Livingston Writes That He Also Was a Victim
of Constable Ahearn of Port Costa.
The expose in the papers of the way in which Constable Ahearn of Port Costa arrested J. C. Wells, a respectable laborer, on his way to Vallejo, and detained Wells' watch and $7 of his money, which Captain Seymour compelled Ahearn to return, led to the receipt of an extraordinary letter by the captain yesterday. The letter was sent from Reno, Nev., and was signed "R. Livingstone."

Livingstone wrote that he had seen the account of Ahearn's doings in the papers and that he had been a victim of the Constable. About two months ago he was walking along the railroad to Vallejo and was taking a rest on the ties at Port Costa, when Ahearn came up to him and gruffly asked him what he was doing there. Livingstone replied that he was a respectable laboring man looking for a job. Ahearn made him stand up and searched him, taking $5 from a roll of $28 he had in his pocket. Livingstone asked the return of the $5 and Ahearn retorted, ''Get out of here," and threatened to arrest him for trespassing on the railroad reserve. Livingstone again demanded his $5 and Ahearn struck him on the jaw and said he would give him six months if he did not move away. He moved.

Livingstone says that many Marshals and Constables in the interior compel men afoot to give them money. He gave a brakeman $1 for a ride from Bakersfield to Fresno recently, and when the train reached Provo the Marshal made him give up $2.50, although the brakeman told him he was getting a free ride. About three years ago he had been working in Los Angeles, but lost his Job. He started to walk to this city and on the way had to give up $12.75 to Marshals. The Marshal at Bakersfield offered to give him $2 to be arrested. He took the money and was sentenced to sixty days. The jailer let him out the same evening, telling him they had no money for his grub. He was arrested again at Provo and taken back to Bakersfield, where he was sentenced to thirty days. The Marshal gets his mileage, the Judge his fee and Livingstone got thirty-six hours, as the jailer would not keep him longer.

"Every Marshal," wrote Livingstone, "is good for from $1 to $5 and whisky, is thrown in as a further inducement to be arrested, so that they can get their mileage and the Judges their fees. It is the only State in the Union where laboring men who are forced to walk from place to place are made the tools of Marshals and Constables. I could give you the names of a hundred laboring men who will corroborate my charges."

San Francisco Call 27 September 1900
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E. McKinnon, of Higbee, Has Quite an Experience in Kansas City.
Kansas City Times.—E. McKinnon, of Higbee, Mo., came to Kansas City Wednesday with $100. He had read of the increase in the police force, of the head of the department, and he deemed that he would be justified in wearing his money spread on him like cabbage leaves over a load of melons. But he deemed without his deemster. True to the teachings of the oft repeated story, McKinnon met with two good fellows. There were no policemen about, and after the first stop at the foot of Main street, where McKinnon bought a round, one of the good fellows said: "Let's walk erlong de track 'ere tell we meets wid a copper." McKinnon wanted to see wherein the coppers aforesaid differed from the town marshal at Higbee, and so he acquiesced. The trio reached the foot of Lydia avenue without seeing a policeman and there the two men showed their hands. They were robbers and before McKinnon knew what they were about they threw him down and held him tightly to the earth and robbed him of his $100. The money was in one of his shoes in a pocket book, but the robbers cut it out easily and, after instructing their victim how best to reach the police station, glided gayly away. McKinnon reached the police sattion in due time, but it was small solace to report his heavy loss to the police when, upon coming to Kansas City, he did not dream that he would have the least bit of use for an officer of the law.

A man named John O'Hearn, arrested by Patrolmen Wilson and McKinney at Third and Grand avenue, was identified by McKinnon as one of the men who had robbed him. When searched at the station O'Hearn spat from his mouth what had once been United States currency of some denominaton. H had out it in his mouth when arrested and so badly had he chewed it that it was beyond identification. He was locked up until McKinnon was summoned to identify him, which he did positively. O'Hearn claims to have been a fireman on the steamer Grapevine last summer. He is not known to the police.

Moberly Evening Democrat 28 September 1900
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Legislative Record of Mr. Minihan Attacked by the
Different Speakers of Whom There Were Several.
   The friends of Alderman John J. Ahern held a rally in the interests of his candidacy for representative from ward 3 at Institute hall, East Cambridge, last night. Despite the rain the hall was crowded.
   A few partisan friends of Mr. Minihan were present and interrupted the speakers, and the crowd shouted to have them put out. In one instance, just before the close of the meeting one was escorted out by a police officer.
   Mr. Thomas Ayres presided, and Mr. Fred Mahoney, Mr. Daniel Mullen, Mr. Fred J. Kneeland, president of the Central labor union of Boston, and Mr. Ahern were speakers.
   Mr. Kneeland, who spoke as a wage earner to wage earners, condemned Representative Minihan's record in the legislature as one decidedly favorable to corporations and against the interests of his constituents.
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   Mr. Fred Mahoney spoke as a voter in the ward for 31 years. He appealed to all to support Mr. Ahern's candidacy, as his record was all right and their interests would be safe in his hands.
The Boston Globe 10 October 1900
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He Was Accused of Having Robbed a Man Who Was Under Arrest.
Joseph Ahern, the Constable of Port Costa, who was accused of arresting J. C. Wells without cause and retaining part of Wells' property, was in the city yesterday and told his side of the story. He declares that Wells was acting in a suspicious manner, and in company with three other men was placed under arrest. When asked to explain himself Wells, so the Constable says, started to run away. When told to give up his property he related various stories of what he possessed and finally gave the officer $98. Constable Ahern has a series of affidavits to support this version of the arrest. The next morning $90 was returned to Wells, but the Constable had left $8, a razor and a cheap watch at home. This he offered to return to Wells that night, but the arrested man said that the following morning would be time enough. He did not wait, however, so Ahern says, and came to this city and made his complaint to the police. Ahern followed him and delivered his money and other effects to Captain Seymour.
San Francisco Call 11 October 1900
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Relatives of James O'Hearn of Twenty-sixth Volunteers Informed of His Death in the Philippines
Fall River, Mass., Oct. 15.—[Special.]—Relatives of Private James O'Hearn of the Twenty-sixth United States Volunteer Regiment were informed by mail today that he had been burned to death at a stake by the Ladrones. He was in a fight near Cordova, and was, with three others, wounded and captured. He made a dash for liberty, but later fell into the hands of the Ladrones, who tortured him and burned him to death. The President of the Town of San Miguel and others concerned in the torture of O'Hearn have been arrested and will be tried by military court for murder.
Chicago Tribune 16 October 1900
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Private James O'Hearn of the Twenty-sixth Volunteers was burned at the stake by Landrones in the Philippines.
Marion Pilot 18 October 1900
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(From Our Own Correspondent.)
At present there is a lot of sickness in the town, and the Hospital, which has been having rather a slack time lately, is full up again. There are no less than thirty-six cases there. Of these, twelve are suffering from typhoid fever, so it seems as if we are going to have another epidemic of that dread disease. Last week Mrs. John Ahern, junr., who had gone to Emerald for a trip, had to return suffering from fever, and on Saturday the Rev. J. H. Heaton, the Methodist minister here, was taken to the institution in the grip of the fever.
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 22 October 1900
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Foresters for the Philippines
ITHACA, N. Y., Oct. 23.—President Schurman of Cornell University to-day announced that the New York State College of Forestry has been asked to furnish six competent assistants to the Forestry Bureau at Manila, Philippine Islands. Capt. Ahern, in charge of that bureau proposes to reorganize it. Under Spanish rule it employed over 130 officials to supervise the exploitation of twenty or more millions of acres of public forest domain, furnishing now a revenue of $100,000 annually. Capt. Ahern expects to greatly increase this revenue under competent foresters. He also proposes to send graduates from native colleges to take a special course in forestry at Cornell University. A botanist is wanted.
New York Times 24 October 1900
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Arrivals at North Wall Station by the London and North- Western Company's Express Passenger Steamer :—Miss Alice Ahern . . . 
The Irish Times 27 October 1900
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Widow Sues to Recover House and Lot She Gave as a Wedding Present.
   GREENWICH, Conn., Nov. 7.—Because his wife accepted a wedding gift of a house and lot, which subsequently doubled in value, Thomas J. Ahern, a young Greenwich lawyer, has been made defendant in a suit now pending before the Superior Court in Bridgeport charging him with fraud.
   Mrs. Moller, a widow, owned five acres on the edge of what is now Edgewood Park. After the death of Mrs. Moller's husband a few years since, Mr. Ahern boarded with her and a warm attachment sprang up between them. Last Spring Mr. Ahern met Eva Schultz, a pretty German girl, and fell in love with her. He told Mrs. Moller about it, and she was pleased at the match. She wanted Ahern to bring his wife to live with her, and this was consented to by both.
   It was agreed that Mrs. Moller should transfer her property to Miss Schultz and retain a life interest in it, and the transfer was recorded three days before the wedding. This took place a month ago. As soon as it became known that the property had been transferred Mrs. Moller was approached by persons who had previously offered her $4,000 for the place, and they said they would double the amount provided she could get her property back. The danger of having the place mortgaged was pointed out to her, and she was induced to engage a lawyer to bring suit for the return of the property. Mrs. Ahern was willing to return the property, but, being a minor, could not do so. As her husband has been charged with fraud, he refuses to let the property go back to its original owner, as he wishes to clear his name of any such charge.
   Meanwhile Mr. and Mrs. Ahern and Mrs. Moller reside in the same house and continue friendly relations.
New York Times 8 November 1900
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[included in list of men who received favourable records was:] Eugene Ahern constable 2nd class Belfast courageous conduct
The Constabulary Gazette 10 November 1900
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To the Famous Jennis Bosscheiter Case
At Lewiston, Me.—Young Girls Drugged
It Is Thought That at Least One Murder Has Resulted—
Great Indignation Prevails
Lewiston, Me., Nov. 16.—A condition of things has been unearthed here, similar to the Jennis Bosscheiter case at Patterson, N. J. Abbey Whitney, who was drugged Saturday night has regained consciousness and says that while at a dance she was dragged away and forced to eat drugged ice cream. Before the men could accomplish their purpose they were frightened away. She recognized two of them Edward Bewley and John H. Ahern have been arrested. Lizzie Mattel today tells of a similar experience that she had last March. It is also thought Lizzie Cobb, who was recently found dead, was murdered while resisting an assault. Great indignation prevails.
Sandusky Daily Star 16 November 1900
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AUBURN, Me., Nov. 15.—The mysterious case of Abbie Whitney, the girl who was drugged while attending a dance in Sabattus last Saturday night and was unconscious from its effects until this afternoon, took a sensational turn today, when John Ahern of Auburn, twenty-two years old, and Edward S. Bewley of Lewiston, twenty-four, were arrested on the charged of committing assault and battery upon Miss Whitney. Both furnished bail of three hundred dollars, for their appearance at the term of court opening on Saturday, November 24th. The third man has not been arrested yet.
Portsmouth Herald 16 November 1900
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In the Abbie Whitney Drugging and Assault Case
E. J. Bewley, Herbert Hitchcock and John Ahearn.
   Auburn, Me., Nov. 15.—It appears that the mystery concerning the Abbie Whitney case in Auburn, is about to be cleared up. Two young men, one in Lewiston and the other in Auburn, have been arrested and the police are on the track of the suspected third party. City Marshall Garcelon has watched the case carefully and has put in much time and hard work to apprehend the guilty parties and bring them to justice. There is little doubt in the minds of Lewiston and Auburn people that the girl was drugged, but who the guilty parties are is not definitely known.
   The two young men arrested this afternoon were Edward J. Bewley, the son of Wm. Bewley of Lewiston, and about 24 years of age, and John H. Ahearn of Main street, Auburn. Both young men bear a good reputation in the twin cities and many do not believe them guilty of the charges preferred against them. Both deny having been connected with the case and claim they know nothing of the matter.
   They were arrested on the charge of assault and battery on the person of Miss Abbie Whitney of Auburn, while she was at a dance at Sabattus, Saturday night last. City Marshall Garcelon made the arrest late in the afternoon, and locked both men up. Later in the evening they appeared before Bailing Commissioner Judge Mitchell and were ordered to furnish bail in $300 each for their appearance before the Auburn municipal court Saturday. They secured the bail at a late hour and were allowed to go.
   Auburn, Nov. 15.—Herbert Hitchcock of Lewiston was arrested about 2 o'clock Friday morning, at the head of Lisbon street by City Marshall Garcelon. Hitchcock secured bail.
   Auburn, Nov. 15.—Miss Abbie Whitney, the young woman who has been unconscious at her home here since last Saturday night, evidently as the result of poisoning, and who, in her delirium accused a Lewiston young man of giving her ice cream that "tasted bad," regained consciousness, this afternoon, and the story she told City Marshall A. A. Garcelon, of this city, coincided in almost every particular, with the disjointed allegations made by the girl while she was in a stupor. Miss Whitney implicated one young man and said that while she did not recognize two others who were involved, she is sure she could identify them if they were brought before her.
   The story as told City Marshall Garcelon by Miss Whitney is in many respects similar to the Patterson case, for which four men now are awaiting trial, and it is believed that arrests will be made before night. Marshall Garcelon says he places absolute confidence in the story as told by the young woman, but wishes to be positive that she is in her right mind before taking any action, so it has been decided to have physicians examine Miss Whitney this afternoon, and if they find her in unimpaired mental condition, the arrests will follow.
   When Miss Whitney regained consciuousness, this afternoon, Marshall Garcelon was called and to him she related the story much as follows:
   Last Saturday evening she attended a dance at Sabattus with a girl friend, and during the intermission went to the sink-? to get a drink of water. The water was very warm and Miss Whitney opened a side door to throw out what was remaining in the glass, when she was seized by a young man from the outside and drawn from the building. The door was closed behind her and she could not rteturn.
   The man, whom she did not know, then drew from his pocket a pasteboard box containing ice cream and asked her to accept it. The girl said she did not care for the ice cream, but that she wished to return to the hall. Upon her refusal to eat the cream the man drew a knife and said "Eat or I will kill you." Fearing to disobey, she tasted the contents of the box and found it to be very bitter. She thereupon threw the box to the ground and refused to eat anymore. Again the knife was produced and the girl was told that unless she would eat the ice cream she would be stabbed.
   The man then took from his pocket a vial and poured part of its contents into the ice cream and forced Miss Whitney to take two more mouthfuls, when she absolutely refused to take more her companion called to two other men some distance away, and as they approached she recognized one of them as a young man from Lewiston. The three then seized the girl and dragged her to a wood shed near by. There a fierce struggle took place and finally the girl succeeded in breaking away from them and returning to the hall. After that she remembers nothing more until this afternoon, when she returned to consciousness.
Daily Kennebec Journal 16 November 1900
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Three Young Men Accused by Miss Abbie Whitney.
Auburn, Me. Girl Was Able to Tell Her Story Yesterday.
Says She Was Drugged at Sabbatus Saturday Night
by Youths Who Later Attacked Her
—Tells How She Made Her Escape
—Two of the Prisoners Give Bail.
AUBURN, Me. Nov 15—About 9 o'clock this evening City Marshal Garcelon arrested Edward Bewley of Lewiston and John Ahern of Auburn on warrants charging them with assault and battery upon Miss Abbie Whitney. Bewley is the man whom Miss Whitney named in her story of the assault. He is 24 years old and is employed at the Lewiston bleachery. Ahern is 20 and is a shoemaker. Both men have good characters so far as the police know. They deny positively any connection with the affair.

The police had no difficulty in making these arrests. When it became known that Ahern and Bewley were connected with the case they came to the marshal's office and gave themselves up. At 11 o'clock tonight both men were admitted to bail to appear in court one week from next Saturday. George Herbert Hitchcock was arrested on Lisbon st. late tonight by Marshal Garcelon as the third party in the affair of assaulting Miss Whitney. He was taken to the station to await a hearing.

Mr. Hitchcock says that he absolutely knows nothing whatever of the affair, and only knows the girl by name. He says he is entirely innocent of the whole matter. Mr. Hitchcock is employed here in the cotton mill. One of the best known physicians in Lewiston gives as his opinion that Miss Whitney was not drugged at all and that her condition since the dance was due to an overwrought condition of the nerves. This opinion seems to be supported by the accusation she has since made, for she has accused one man of assaulting her, who, at the time of the assault, if there was any, was in the Auburn jail. Miss Whitney, who had lain in an unconscious and delirious condition since Saturday, returned to consciousness today and for the first time was able to give a connected and coherent statement of the events of that night.

Miss Whitney fell into a deep sleep during the latter part of last night, and awoke with a clear mind this morning. When first questioned by her mother she seemed confused, but soon gathered her faculties together and told her story clearly. She says that she went to the dance with Stella Rice and Hattie Lowell, two friends with whom she was intimate. During the first part of the evening she danced considerably and enjoyed herself. About 10:30 came the intermission, and, in company with the other girls, she went down to the dining room, where they usually had ice cream and other refreshments for sale, but from some failure there was no ice cream that night. After the dancing started up again they returned to the hall, and a little later Miss Rice asked her to go down with her after a drink. They found a pail of water in what is known as the sink room, and she took some of it, but finding it was stale she stepped to the door to spit it out. While at the door a man stepped up behind her and seized her. At first she thought it was a joke and laughed, but as her assailant tried to pull her away from the door she became frightened and tried to pull away. The man forced her away from the hall toward a shed near by and when she cried out put his hand over her mouth and threatened to kill her if she repeated the outcry.

Miss Whitney's Story.
She said: "Then he dragged me further away from the hall and let go of me. I knew it was no use to run, so I stood still, hoping that someone would come along. He kept still but a minute. He took a small box out of his pocket, and said, with mock politeness, "Will you have some ice cream?" I said "No, I will not." "Well," said he, "you'd better; you are not very polite, for I brought this ice cream all the way from Lewiston for you." But I wouldn't have any of it, and soon he changed his tune and said "Eat some of this; if you don't I will kill you." He took a knife from his pocket and flourished it in my face. I said, "Why do you want me to eat it?" "What are you afraid of?" he asked. "It is all right. I have made up my mind that you are going to eat it. I'll kill you if you don't. I was so scared I didn't dare refuse, and so I took the box and the spoon and tasted the ice cream. It was partly melted and had a bad taste. I swallowed a little of it and passed the rest back. "It tastes dreadful," I said. "I won't eat any more." "The man took a little bottle out of his pocket and poured something into the ice cream. While he was doing it I snatched the bottle away from him and thrust it into my corsage. The stuff was spilled out of it when I did that. "The fellow thought I threw the bottle away. He laughed and said it didn't matter. Then he said, "Now, I have flavored the ice cream for you, eat it." "I didn't want to, but he threatened me so I didn't dare refuse. I ate some more of it and it was worse than before. I took several mouthfuls or it and when I couldn't eat any more he took the box from me. Then the man took hold of me and insulted me. I told him I would not have anything to do with him and begged him to let me go. He handled me badly and hurt me.

"I struggled to get away from him and screamed. Then he seized me tight and held his hand over my mouth. He whistled and in a moment two other fellows came running up. One of them held my hands and another twisted a handkerchief over my mouth. The man who had first seized me again drew his knife and told me he would stab me if I dared make another sound.

How She Escaped.
"When we were struggling in that way we came into the light that was shining through the sink room window. I saw the face of one of the two fellows who had come when the other whistled, and I knew him. "All three of them dragged me away from the light down back of the shed. One of them said: "Haven't you got anything to tie her hands with? I can't hold her." "I can't tell you all they said to me. They treated me dreadful but they didn't do what they wanted to. I fought them off, but I didn't care to cry out for fear the fellow with the knife would stab me. The fellow that I knew twitted me with things I had done, and the way I had used him. I had trouble with him last summer, and he told me then that he would get even with me.

"When my strength was about gone we heard some one coming, and the fellows let go of me and ran away, and I went back to the hall and entered through the rear door. A woman was there, but I don't think she noticed me come in. At the time I entered she was back to me. "I fixed myself up as best I could and went upstairs. My head was aching dreadfully and a buzzing noise was in my ears.

"I went into the ladies' dressing room and leaned out of the window. I remembered that I had the bottle and took it out or my dress to look at it. "Just then a tall fellow stepped up behind me and grabbed at the bottle. I let it drop out of the window and turned and looked at him. I did not recognize him as any one I knew, but I think I would know him again if I saw him. He said: "What are you doing with that bottle?" I didn't answer, and he said "Won't you dance with me?" "I told him I would not and he moved away. I am sure he was the same fellow that grabbed me in the dark.

"I didn't dance any more. I felt sick and very strange. I wanted to tell somebody of what had happened, but I was so frightened that I didn't dare. "When the car finally started for Lewiston I felt very faint and sick. The last thing I remember was that I leaned my head against one of the girl's shoulders."

The Boston Globe 16 November 1900
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R. I. Constabulary
Sergeant Thomas Cusack, of the Belfast City force, has received a first-class favourable record and a grant of £5 from the Constabulary Force Fund for several cases of good police and detective duty performed by him within the past few months. Constables Henry Ponders and Eugene Ahern, of the Belfast force, have each received a second-class favourable record for courageous conduct in the performance of duty, while, for the same reason, Constable Stewart Gilkeson, also of Belfast, has been awarded £2 from the Constabulary Force Fund. Mounted Constable T. W. M'Garry has been transferred to the mounted branch, Belfast, from the troop at Depot.
The Irish Times 17 November 1900
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Mr. William Murphy, D.C., in the chair. Present—Messrs. John Murphy, solicitor ; Jeremiah J. Cronin, T. C. ; Patrick Carroll, D.C. ; Peter Donovan, John M'Carthy, Dan Aherne, P. Daly, Daniel O'Mahony, Patrick Ring, T. M'Carthy, T. Kingston, Henry Collins. The secretary read a letter from the Cork County Organising Committee, inviting six delegates to the Convention to be held in Cork, on November 24th. The following were unanimously appointed to attend :—Messrs. John Murphy, solr. ; Jeremiah J, Cronin, Peter Donovan, William Murphy, John M'Carthy, and Daniel Ahern.
The Southern Star 17 November 1900
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Details of the Awful Death of Private O'Hearn.
BOSTON, Nov. 16.—A letter has been received in Charlestown from Private Andrew T. Moynahan, of Company I, Twenty-sixth Infantry dated at Tibhanan, Panay, Philippine Islands. Moynahan's brother Charles and Private O'Hearn were captured with another soldier by the insurgents, Moynahan being badly wounded. O'Hearn who made a bold dash for liberty was later taken prisoner and tortured to death in a horrible manner. The letter describes the finding of the remains of O'Hearn and the execution of his murderers. Moynahan says in his letter:

"We captured an hombre who acted as our guide the day after the fight and giving him the 'water cure' made him confess who the murderers were and where they lived. They were all lined up for inspection and the guide picked out one man as the chief murderer and sixteen more as being concerned. The 'water cure' was at once applied to the murderer, Tomas by name, but he would not say a word. The boys were almost insane by this time and two of them took the man, and rushing him down to the river, stuck his head in the mud. They kept his head under fully five minutes, and, dragging him out again, poured water down his throat and he finally admitted that he killed O'Hearn.

"He said that after O'Hearn had escaped from the insurgents he found his way to a 'barrio' and slept there that night. The next morning he started out and was fired upon. He returned the fire but was shot in the leg. The natives then took everything from him and tied him to a tree and fed him on rice mixed with sand. Every now and then a native slashed him with a bolo cutting him to pieces by inches.

"The prisoners led us to the grove [sic] and we dug up the bones scattered here and there. 'Tomas' was shot dead by one of our men, Pat Powers, while attempting to escape receiving three bullets. The other fellows will probably get the same dose later on. We buried O'Hearn with military honors at Leon. Taps was sounded over the grave and the boys went sorrowfully back to their work."

[Richard O'Hearn, Twenty-Sixth Infantry was reported killed July 1, 1900 at San Blas, Panay Island, Philippines in report received by Adjutant-General's office in Washington September 13, 1900. —Correspondence relating to the war with Spain, 1898-1902]

The Washington Times 17 November 1900
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Jury in Superior Court Finds in $387.54 for Thomas Ahern in Suit Against Officer Sackett of Revere.
   Thomas Ahern of Chelsea got a verdict for $387.54 against former police Sergt. Fred S. Sackett of Revere, in the fourth session of the superior civil court yesterday.
   The case was heard before Judge Aitken and a jury. Ahern claimed damages in $1000 by reason of an alleged assault by Sackett, committed at Revere on the night of Sept. 1, 1899. In the scrimmage Ahern was hit on the eye.
   Sackett, who not long since left the force, was said to have borne a grudge against Ahern growing out of a liquor raid. On the other hand, Sackett claimed Ahern assaulted him and used profane language, and that he had not used any undue force in making the arrest.
The Boston Globe 20 November 1900
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Great Crowd Present at Hearing in Auburn.
Bewley, Hitchcock and Ahern Pleaded Not Guilty on Alleged Drugging Charge.
Young Woman Could Not Appear, and Continuance Granted to Nov 30.
AUBURN, Me. Nov. 24—The municipal court room in this city was crowded this morning with people expecting a sensational hearing on the charges preferred by Abbie Whitney against Edw. J. Bewley and Herbert Hitchcock of Lewiston and John Ahern of Auburn, of administering a drug to her at a dance at Sabbatus two weeks ago. Hon. D. J. McGillicuddy of Lewiston appeared for Bewley and Hitchcock, and John F. Slattery of Lewiston for Ahern. Bewley and Ahern were first arraigned on a warrant containing two counts, the first charging simple assault, and the second with administering a deleterious drug. The warrant against these two contained also the name of Daniel Roche, against whom Miss Whitney had also preferred a similar charge, but as the only Daniel Roche known to the police was in Auburn jail at the time of the alleged assault and drugging, he was not arraigned.

Both pleaded not guilty, as did Hitchcock to a similar complaint. County Atty. elect William B. Skelton of Lewiston, who appeared for the state, stated that Miss Whitney's condition was such as to make it impossible for her to appear in court this morning and moved for a continuance until Friday morning, Nov. 30.

Mr. McGillicuddy opposed a continuance to so late a day, but the court finally granted the motion, and adjourned the hearing to next Friday morning at 9 o'clock. Bonds were fixed at the same amount as before, $300 each, which all three furnished.

The Boston Globe 25 November 1900
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Accused of Stealing a Gold Watch at Silver Wedding Festivities.
Matthew Ahern, a plumber, charged with grand larceny for stealing a gold watch from William S. Manning during the festivities at a silver wedding at 3529 Twenty-fourth street October 24, was acquitted by Judge Cabaniss yesterday. Experts testified that the watch was not worth more than $28, and it was alleged for the defense that Ahern, who was acting as a waiter, had picked up the watch from the floor. The Judge gave the defendant the benefit of the doubt.
San Francisco Call 25 November 1900
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Miss Abbie Whitney Unable to Appear in Court
Auburn, Me., Nov. 25.—The municipal court room in this city was crowded, Saturday morning, with people expecting a sensational hearing on the charges preferred by Abbie Whitney against Edw. J. Bewley and Herbert Hitchcock of Lewiston, and John Ahern of Auburn, of administering a drug to her at a dance at Sabattus, two weeks ago, Hon. D. J. McGillicuddy of Lewiston appeared for Bewley and Hitchcock, and John F. Slattery of Lewiston, for Ahern. Bewley and Ahern was first arraigned on a warrant containing two counts, the first charging simple assault, and the second with administering a deleterious drug. The warrant against these two contained also the name of Daniel Roche, against whom Miss Whitney had also preferred a similar charge, but as the only Daniel Roche known to the police was in Auburn jail at the time of the alleged assault and drugging, he was not arraigned.

Both pleaded not guilty, as did Hitchcock to a similar complaint. County Attorney-Elect William H. Skelton of Lewiston, who appeared for the State, stated that Miss Whitney's condition was such as to make it impossible for he [sic] to appear in court, this morning, and moved for a continuance until Friday morning, Nov., 30, Mr. McGillicuddy opposed a continuance to so late a day, but the court finally granted the motion and adjourned the hearing to next Friday morning at 3 o'clock. Bonds were fixed at the same amount as before, $300 each, which all three furnished.

Daily Kennebec Journal 26 November 1900
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In court this morning, John Ahern was fined $5 for allowing his vehicle to remain in the street more than 20 minutes.
The Boston Globe 26 November 1900
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Abbie Whitney's Story is Discounted.
Three Young Men Are Exonerated.
Judge Mitchell Says They're Innocent.
Doctors Were Against the Complainant.
None of Them Thought She Had Taken Any Drug.
Girl Grows Hysterical in the Court.
Bewley, Hitchcock and Ahearn Were Falsely Accused
AUBURN, Me. Nov 30—Edward J. Bewley and George Herbert Hitchcock of Lewiston and John Ahern of Auburn, who have been under arrest for two weeks charged with administering a deleterious drug to Miss Abbie Whitney of this city at a dance at Sabattus on the night of Nov 10, were discharged by Judge Mitchell in the municipal court today after a hearing in the case, which occupied nearly the entire day.
The court room was packed to suffocation when the court opened this morning and the crowd manifested so much interest and disturbed the proceedings so much that Judge Mitchell had the room cleared of all except those who could find seats.

County Attorney-elect William B. Skelton opened the case for the state, telling the story of the alleged drugging practically as told by Miss Whitney and previously printed. He then called 10 witnesses who were sworn for the state.

The complainant, Abbie Whitney, was the first witness called. In answer to questions by Mr. Skelton she repeated the story of her being attacked by a man on the walk outside the back door of the dance hall, where she had gone to spit out a mouthful of bad water which she had taken from a faucet in the sink room, of his forcing her to eat ice cream into which he turned something from a bottle, of his calling two other young men to his assistance, of her escape from them because they thought some one was coming, her return to the hall, and throwing the vial out of the window near the dressing room, with practically no change from her previous claims.

Practically the only change she made in her story was that she identified one of the young men, the one who held a handkerchief over her face, as Danny Roche, and she said that she asked him who the other two were, and that he said one was Johnny Ahern and the other was Eddy Bewley. The only way in which she connected Hitchcock with the case at all was to say that he looked like a young man who was with Ahern at a dance at Grand Army hall in Lewiston the evening before the dance at Sabattus. She said that the two boys sent another girl across the hall to call her and wanted her to go down stairs with them. On her refusal she said they seemed not to like it. Miss Whitney told her story clearly and stuck to it persistently, in spite of the long cross-examination. She was suffering from a bad cough that appeared to be due to nervousness as much as anything and several times the court had to be suspended to allow her to recuperate from this cough, but otherwise she did not seem at all excited.

Where Miss Abbie Whitney Claimed She Was Drugged.
Star Indicates Window Through Which She Says She Threw Bottle of Poison.
Mr. McGillcuddy began his cross examination by asking her searchingly about the money that she had at the time of the dance. She maintained positively that she had a dollar bill that her father had given her a few days previously, 25 cents in silver that her mother gave her on Friday and 15 or 20 cents in silver that her father gave her Saturday forenoon. She denied positively that she had any other money on the day of the dance. She was positive that she recognized Danny Roche and that he told her the other two were Ahern and Bewley. Dr. E. F. Conant of Lewiston, who was called to treat her at the electric road waiting room in Lewiston on her arrival here, testified as to her condition. He said that her condition might be due to entirely natural causes, that he saw no evidence of any drug, and that he knew of no drugs which would produce such a condition as she was in. Dr. Wallace E. Webber of Lewiston, who also attended her, testified to practically the same effect, that he knew of no drug that could have caused her condition, and that there was nothing about her condition to indicate that it was due to any but natural causes. The cour then adjourned for dinner.

In the afternoon Dr. B. F. Sturgis of Auburn testified in corroboration of the other two physicians, and Frank Lowe testified to helping remove her from the car to the waiting room in Lewiston. The state than rested, the other witnesses sworn not being called.

In opening for the defense Hon. D. J. McGillicuddy, who represented Bewley and Hitchcock, said that ordinarily he should ask for the discharge of the respondents without putting in any evidence, but since the good name of the boys was at stake and the charges against them had been spread broadcast over the country, he felt it due to them, not only to establish their innocence, but to account for the condition Miss Whitney was in. J. F. Slattery, who appeared for Ahern, spoke briefly to the same effect.

At this point Miss Whitney became hysterical, and had to be removed from the court room for a time. George Herbert Hitchcock, one of the respondents, testified that he did not even know Miss Whitney. He was at the dance and saw the other respondents there, but denied any knowledge of Miss Whitney's story. Edward J. Bewley denied her story. He said that Danny Roche, who lived near him, was in jail now and was at the time of the dance at Sabattus. He said also that he had danced with Miss Whitney after the intermission she herself having denied dancing after that time except the last dance with Miss Lowell.

John Ahern testified that he was at the dance, but said he did not leave the hall after the intermission and from a dance order he had gave the names of the girls he danced each dance with after that time. [illegible] Mabel Austin and Miss Lafayette testified to seeing the three boys about the hall in the evening after the intermission as well as before. Hattie Lowell, who was one of Miss Whitney's companions at the dance and who spent the afternoon before with her at her home on Miller st., testified that a man called there at about 3 o'clock and was received by Miss Whitney in the sitting room alone for about 20 minutes. After he had gone, Miss Whitney came into the kitchen and took a 50 cent piece from her stocking and gave it to her sister to go to the cobbler's after her shoes. About 5 o'clock another man called and was with Miss Whitney for about 20 minutes alone in the sitting room. She also testified that Miss Whitney paid he car fare to Sabattus and bought salted peanuts and chocolates there. Miss Lowell also testified that after the dance Miss Whitney attempted to jump over a table and fell on her face with considerable force, that she had attempted to ride a man's bicycle there, and that she danced a skirt dance between the tables. Miss Whitney on her cross-examination had denied all these things. Miss Lowell further said that she knew the man that Miss Whitney called Danny Roche, and that she had seen him on the street several times since the dance, so that it could not be the one who is in jail.

The last witness was James C. Marshall of Lewiston, a motorman on the electric road, who testified that he went to Sabattus at 10:30 and went into the sink room of the dance hall after a drink, and while there he saw Miss Whitney with a bottle containing a dark-colored liquid in one hand and a glass containing similar liquid in the other. She drank the liquid in the glass, placed the glass on the shelf and put the bottle into her waist. While he was testifying, Miss Whitney again became hysterical and exclaiming: "I won't stay here to listen to that man's lies." left the courtroom. After the arguments Judge Mitchell reviewed the evidence briefly, and saying that he could find nothing in it to connect the respondents with the case, ordered their discharge.

The Boston Globe 1 December 1900
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Personal and Social
Master Lake Fisher was pleasantly surprised at his home, 108 Benjamin st. Saturday evening. About 30 of his friends gathered at his home to remind him of his 12th birthday. Bert Ohern presented him with a number of presents. The little folks enjoyed a very pleasant evening after which a light lunch was served.
Akron Daily Democrat 3 December 1900
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Will for Probate.
The will of Jeremiah Ahern, who died in Berkeley September 26, 1900, was filed for probate today by Mary Connolly, a daughter of deceased. It disposes an estate estimated to be worth $2,000, which is bequeathed to testator's daughter, Mrs. Connolly, and Jeremiah Ahern, a son.
Oakland Tribune 11 December 1900
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Reply to Catlin's Suit.
Catherine Theresa Clark has filed a reply in her suit against Robert Catlin involving valuable property at Twenty-first and Everett streets, setting up that Catlin obtained a deed to the property from Mary Ahern, by false and fraudulent means, and without consideration. Miss Clark, who was a niece of Mrs. Ahern, holds a deed to the house and lots referred to, executed by her aunt April 20, 1897. The deed of Catlin is dated July 31, 1897, but was not filed by him for record until immediately after the death of Mrs. Ahern. In his answer to Miss Clark's complaint, Catlin alleges that Mrs. Ahern was insane and under the influence of her niece when she made the deed to her. Mark O'Neill, attorney for the plaintiff, moved to strike out this defense, on the ground that Catlin did not show that Mrs. Ahern had recovered when she executed the subsequent instrument in his, Catlin's, favor, and the court denied the motion, holding it to be a question of proof. In the reply it is averred that there existed between Catlin and Mary Ahern the confidential relation of attorney and client, and that he, knowing she had previously executed a deed to her niece, designing to cheat and defraud Miss Clark, and by false and fraudulent persuasions, caused said pretended deed to himself to be executed by Mrs. Ahern, and without any consideration whatever. It is further stated that Catlin is not related to Mary Ahern by blood, marriage or otherwise, and the court is asked to cancel his deed and declare it void.
Morning Oregonian 11 December 1900
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The sentence of Lewis Mullan, colored, was commuted from life to 20 years. He was convicted of murder in the second degree and sentenced to life imprisonment, April 29, 1898, at Butte, for killink [sic] Kittie Lee, a woman of the town. A large number of Butte citizens join in the petition asking the governor to pardon Mullan. He served two full terms of enlistment in the United States Army and Captain Ahern, of the Twenty-Fifth Infantry, wrote the governor urging executive clemency.
Helena Independent 12 December 1900
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An attractive programme, is being presented at the Chutes, including [William] Ahern and [Annie] Patrick, in their Irish comedy, singing and eccentric dancing, and Rose Lee Tyler, the Creole nightingale. Other good numbers are the Martinez Spanish dancers; Ouhama, Japanese juggler and balancer; A. M. Powers, monologist; Harry Walton, Chinese, and a series of comic moving pictures.
San Francisco Call 18 December 1900
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A large number of the musicians of the city, as well as others not strictly devotees of the polyhymnic art, availed themselves of the invitation of Mr. Reeves to be present at the opening of his store Saturday afternoon to view the immense assortment of musical merchandise on display therein. During the afternoon Marguerite Ahern, a youthful miss of remarkable ability, favored the guests with selection[s] on the piano, as did also Miss Shovell. The selections of both performers ranged from the severely classical to rag time and pleased all who heard. Punch was served, and upon departing each guest was presented with a souvenir piece of music and a handsome calendar.
Helena Independent 23 December 1900
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The marriage of Miss Katie Ahern, eldest daughter of Mr. James Ahern, and Mr. P. M'Grath was celebrated at St. Columbia's Church, Charters Towers, on Thursday, the 13th instant, the Rev. Father Comerford officiating. The bride was gowned in white Japanese silk, made with the new piped skirt, and prettily trimmed with chiffon ruchings ; very pretty wreath and veil, and carried a lovely shower bouquet of orange blossoms and roses. She was attended by her two sisters (Miss P. Ahern and Miss Lizzie Ahern) as bridesmaids. Mr. J. Ahern acted as best man. The presents were numerous and costly, and included many cheques.
The Queenslander 29 December 1900
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—Patrick Ahern, the 14 years old son of Jeremiah Ahern, Granite street, tempted the thin ice over the river at the Walnut street dam, Sunday afternoon, and was lucky to escape with a good soaking. He was one of those who try to do something bigger than anyone else has done, and about 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, started to cross where the ice was known to be weak. He was well at the middle when he slipped and fell over backwards with a thud. The ice gave way and let the boy through, head first, and the assistance of two companions came just in time to safely land him. This dangerous sport will result in something worse than duckings some day.
Fitchburg Sentinel 7 January 1901
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A special election to fill the vacancy in the legislature from ward 3, Cambridge, caused by the resignation of Cornelius Minihan, will be held Tuesday, Feb 5. The candidates for the place are John J. Ahern and George H. Dinan. Mr. Ahern has served in both branches at the city government and Mr. Dinan has served in the lower branch. The contest will be between the old opposing factions in East Cambridge, consisting of Hon. John W. Coveney and Mr. Dinan on the one side and ex-Alderman John T. Shea and Mr. Ahern on the other.
The Boston Globe 7 January 1901
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Instruments Filed at San Rafael
Dec. 19, 1900—B. F. Lyford and wife to Wm. Ahern, lot in Lyford Block, Tiburon
Sausalito News 12 January 1901
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Ahern Jailed on Charge of Stealing Mrs. Watkins' Watch
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 14—Charles Ahern, alias R. D. Jones, of South Omaha was arrested at the postoffice this morning by Detective Dwyer. Ahern is employed in a pool room in South Omaha. He attended a dance not long ago, where Mrs. J. B. Watkins of Omaha was a guest. During the evening a valuable watch belonging to Mrs. Watkins was stolen. A week later she received a letter from Kansas City, signed R. D. Jones, in which it was stated that Jones had the watch and would return it to her for $20, provided she made no attempt to communicate with the police. Mrs. Watkins was asked to enclose $20 in an envelope and direct it to R. D. Jones, general delivery, Kansas City. Mrs. Watkins notified the police and Ahern was arrested when he called for the letter.

John Corcoran was arrested tonight as Ahern's confederate. In his possession was found a time check of the Cudahy Packing company of Omaha, raised from $2 to $20.

Omaha Morning World-Herald 15 January 1901
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Notice to Creditors
Estate of Jeremiah Ahern, deceased
Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, executrix of the last will of Jeremiah Ahern, deceased, to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with the necessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this notice, to the said executrix, at the office of John J. MacDonald, attorney at law, rooms 3, 4 and 6, number 558 Broadway Street, Oakland, Alameda County, California, which said office the undersigned selects as her place of business in all matters connected with said estate of Jeremiah Ahern, deceased

Mary Connolly.
Executrix of the last will of Jeremiah Ahern, Deceased.
Dated Oakland December 29th, 1900.
Campbell, Fitzgerald, Abbott & Fowler
?30 California Street, San Francisco, Attorneys for the Executrix.

Oakland Tribune 19 January 1901
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(From Our Own Correspondents.)
ORMONDE, January 24.
   There passed on the 23rd instant 3600 wethers from Clermont, en route to Toowoomba, F. J. Hatfield-owner, Philip Ahern in charge ; 400 cows from Messrs. Scott Bros. Hornet Bank station, en route to W[?], Nanango, R. Tancard owner, J. R. Becker in charge.
   A storm occurred here on Tuesday night, with a heavy downpour of rain. It is hoped, now that the weather has broken, more rain will follow. Drovers report the stock route in good condition.
The Brisbane Courier 28 January 1901
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Military authorities in the Philippines have organized a forestry bureau in charge of Capt. Ahern, of the 9th infantry. Preliminary investigations directed by Capt. Ahern have disclosed the existence of more than 500 tree species, scattered over from 20,000,000 to 450,000,000 acres of public lands. There are valuable hard woods, gum, rubber, and gutta percha trees, several kinds of dye woods—in short, everything that could be desired in a timbered region in the tropics.
Monticello Express 31 January 1901
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Local and Personal Brevities
Miss Fannie Ahern is at present in the office of Carnes & Dunton, with her sister, Mrs. Byron Snow.
Sycamore True Republican 2 February 1901
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Last Rallies Held by Ahern and Dinan,
the Contestants for a Seat in the Legislature.
There were two enthusiastic rallies in Institute hall, East Cambridge, last night, one in the interests of John J. Ahern and the other for George H. Dinan, both candidates for representative from the 3d Middlesex district. As the election is today it was the last chance for the candidates to publicly defend their different views, and each had on the platforms able speakers, who bent every effort, and who were cordially if not vociferously received. The Ahern rally was held in the hall upstairs and was largely attended. The speakers included Timothy Sullivan, R. J. McKillicud, Fred Mahoney, ex-Alderman Shea, John J. Ahern and two or three others. Mr. Dinan's constituents gathered in large numbers in the gymnasium below the hall. Among the speakers were ex-Senator William S. McNary, John W. Coveney, John H., Ponce, John H. Gleason and Mr. Dinan.

Every indication points to a close and spirited contest at the polls. Much feeling has been shown during the campaign, and frequent claims of misrepresentation have been made. While Mr. Dinan won at the caucus, and expects to receive fully as large a vote as was cast for him there, Mr. Ahern, who is running independently is counting on enough conservative votes, in addition to those polled at the caucus, to elect him.

The Boston Globe 5 February 1901
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Wins by Eight Votes in the Special Representative Election
at East Cambridge
—Recount Has Been Asked For.
In the special election held in ward 3, Cambridge yesterday, to fill the vacancy in the house of representatives caused by the resignation of Cornelius Minihan, George H. Dinan defeated John J. Ahern by a vote of 784 to 776. The narrowness of the margin between the two candidates has caused the friends of Mr. Ahern to petition for a recount, and last evening Cornelius P. Collins filed the petition with City Clerk Edward J. Brandon. The friends of Mr. Ahern claim that in at least one case the warden in one of the four precincts ordered a ballot which was marked below the names of the candidates to be counted for Mr. Dinan. The vote by precincts was as follows: Precinct 1, Ahern 104, Dinan 250, 2, Ahern 271, Dinan 180, 3, Ahern 206, Dinan 193, 4, Ahern 195, Dinan 152. Mr. Dinan has held public office before, having served in the common council from ward 3 for two years. He is a native of Cambridge and received his education in the Cambridge public schools.
The Boston Globe 6 February 1901
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The recount of votes in the representative contest in ward 3 will be begun at 7 tonight in the committee room of the city hall. Both John J. Ahern and George H. Dinan will be represented. The latter leads the former by eight votes.
The Boston Globe 7 February 1901
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A Heavy Rainfall.
Beginning last Saturday morning and excepting short intervals of cessation, continuing all day and throughout the night and Sunday, more water fell in Yuma and vicinity than has before been experienced within the knowledge of the oldest citizens, many of whom have lived here more than thirty years. The lower part of the city (the Rincon district) [w]as inundated Saturday night and caused much trouble to the residents, nearly all being compelled to "move out." There was considerable damage to household goods, but notwithstanding most of the houses in that section are of the adobe variety, only one of them collapsed—the house owned and occupied by Dan O'Hearn and family. Mayor Shanssey with his usual promptness had a large force of men in the Rincon district digging a drainage ditch to the Colorado river on Sunday morning. Superintendent Brown promptly sent a force of prisoners to assist the mayor, and by 8 o'clock Sunday evening most of the water had disappeared and people were enabled to move into their homes again, though they must have had a damp and disagreeable night of it.
The Arizona Sentinel 13 February 1901
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Ahearn's Case Before the Grand Jury.
The grand jury for Middlesex county considered the case of Michael Ahern of East Cambridge this morning. Ahern is charged with manslaughter in causing the death of Thomas H. Carroll at 133 Spring st., East Cambridge, last Sunday morning. Among the witnesses summoned was Medical Examiner Harris of Boston, who viewed Carroll's body. Carroll's death is supposed to have been due to a knife wound in the lower part of the abdomen.
The Boston Globe 14 February 1901
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Santa Ana Brevities
Charles W. Waters and Miss Minnie M. Watson, residents of Westminster; William F. Fox and Miss Viola Maud Llewellyn of Tustin, and Philip J. Ahern and Miss Annette Wheeler of El Toro were married today.
Los Angeles Times 18 February 1901
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Departures from Kingstown per Royal Mail Steamers—  . . . Dr. J. M. Ahern, Miss Isabel Ahern, . . . 
The Irish Times 20 February 1901
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AHERN—WILSON—In Alameda, February 17, 1901, by the Rev. Father O'Connell, William J. Ahern and Daisy Wilson of Oakland.
San Francisco Call 24 February 1901
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John Ahern and John Welsh were brought from Deer island this morning to answer to two charges of larceny in a building and breaking and entering in Somerville. They will be tried this afternoon.
The Boston Globe 25 February 1901
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Grace Ahearn's Desire to Ride in Father's Wagon Causes the Accident
accidentally bit part of her tongue nearly off.
   Little Grace Ahearn, 4 years old the daughter of Thomas Ahearn, of No. 109 South Fifteenth street, by a fall from her father's wagon, bit completely through her tongue about an inch from its tip yesterday morning.
   She is now at the City Hospital and the wound is sewed up. But the little one is still suffering greatly and can neither talk nor eat.
   The child's father was starting to work and had a one-horse huckster's wagon drawn up in front of his home. His daughter had come out to bid him good-by for the day. Ahearn had mounted to the driver's seat in the conveyance when the girl begged that she be allowed to ride a block with him. He laughed and bade her climb in at the rear of the wagon.
   She did so, and seated herself upon the slightly projecting bottom of the wagon, clutching timidly to the sides. Ahearn then gave the word to the horse, and the animal, impatiient, stepped briskly forward. The jerk caused the child to lose her seat. She fell to the ground, with mouth open and tongue protruding, and alighted upon her chin. Her sharp little teeth were forcibly clenched upon the tongue. The flesh was penetrated, and the bitten section of the tongue hung upon a mere shred of cartilege.
   A policeman who witnessed the accident summoned an ambulance, and the child was taken to the City Hospital. Here Senior Physician Abeken sewed up the cut, which, under the circumstances, was a delicate and difficult task.
St. Louis Republic 3 March 1901
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St. Patrick's Day races were held on Saturday. March 16, in a paddock, the property of Mr. C. H. Dixon. The weather was pleasant, and about 400 people attended. The events were all well contested, excepting the trot. The efforts of the officers were appreciated. and the committee, including their indefatigable secretary, Mr. John Ahern, are to be congratulated on the success of the gathering, which, it is expected, will assume larger operations in the near future. The finishes were capital and the wins popular, especially those of Mr. H. P. O'Neil, who is a typical sportsman. The local brass band supplied music, and an excellent dinner was provided by ladies of the district, the net proceeds of which are to be devoted to the local R.C. Church purposes. . . . 
The Adelaide Advertiser 20 March 1901
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John Ahearn of Somerville Charged with Breaking and Entering.
John Ahearn, 21, living in Charlestown, was arrested last night shortly before 10 by patrolman Carter on the charge of breaking and entering the carpet cleaning establishment of G. F. Hurn, 52 and 54 Broadway, Somerville. Mr. Hurn had occasion to pay a visit to his store last evening, and was surprised to find the front door unsecured. He entered and upon lighting a gas jet was confronted by Ahearn, who made a dash for liberty. Mr. Hurn closed in with him, and after a short struggle succeeded in overpowering him. Patrolman Carter made the arrest. Nothing was missing from the store. Ahearn was formerly employed by Mr. Hurn.
The Boston Globe 27 March 1901
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The following marriage licenses were issued yesterday:
Peter de Bleeker, 30, 351 Tehama street, and Clara M. O'Hearn, 16, 351 Tehama street.
San Francisco Call 14 April 1901
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Mrs. Charles G. Waldo of Brooklawn park, who will spend spring holidays in England, was guest of honor at a luncheon and bridge given at the Yellow Bowl tearoom at Sport hill. Among the guests were . . . Miss Anne Ahearn,
Bridgeport Telegram 16 April 1901
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Boy Fractures His Skull
A cart driven by Amicello Pastolli, 16 years old, of West 15th street, Coney Island came into collision with a lumber truck owned by Cropsey & Mitchell of Bensonhurst, on Surf avenue near West Twenty-second street this morning and Pastolli was thrown to the ground. He was picked up in an unconscious condition and taken to Kings County Hospital where it was found he had a fractured skull. The lumber truck was driven by John Ahern of Bay Thirty-fifth street, Bensonhurst. No arrests were made.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 19 April 1901
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   MANILA, April 24.—Major Noble, Adjutant General of the Department of the Visayas, has received the surrender of Quentin Salas and three of his officers. All the insurgents under Salas will surrender soon. It is claimed this will terminate the insurrection in the island of Panay.
   One hundred and fifteen officers and 2157 bolomen have surrendered and sworn allegiance to the United States at Narvacan, the province of South Ilocos. The Americans are active throughout the archipelago, accelerating surrenders.
   It is estimated that there are 25,000 lepers in the Philippines, and it is planned to isolate all of them on one island. Major Maus, the medical inspector; Captain Ahern of the Ninth Infantry, and Captain Horton, comprising a board of officers appointed to select a suitable place for the purpose, have visited Busanga, Cuillon, Cogayan, Dejolo and other islands and have made a report, but it has not yet been acted upon.
San Francisco Call 25 April 1901
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Man Representing Himself to Be Priest Asks the Police to Find Hatty Ellis.
Patrick William Ahern called at the Harrison Street Police Station yesterday morning and asked the Desk Sergeant to assist him in finding Hattie Ellis, a former sister of charity, with whom he had eloped from Australia, and who, he said, had deserted him in a restaurant on State street, taking his money with her. Ahern represented himself to be a priest, a fact he apparently substantiated by documents in his possession, which he showed the police. In his statement to the police he said:

“I was born in Tipperary, Ireland, and educated in the Sacred Heart School. I was sent to Allhallows College by the Rev. John McGuore, and there studied until 1881, when I was ordained a priest. I was sent to New Zealand and then to Australia, and at Sydney I met Sister Angelica, whom I know now as Hattie Ellis. We agreed to come to America and arrived in New York six days ago, and in Chicago two days ago. Tuesday evening she took my money from my pocketbook and disappeared.”

The police of the Harrison Street Station have been searching for Hattie Ellis, but so far they have failed to find any trace of her.

Los Angeles Times 26 April 1901
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The following marriage licenses were issued yesterday:
Jeremiah J. Ahern, 23, 11 Hunt street, and Alice J. Collins, 19, 29 Minna street.
San Francisco Call 26 April 1901
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Robert Ahearn, twenty-eight years old, a real estate dealer, married and living at 163 East One Hundred and Thirteenth Street, was arrested last evening in the St. Vincent Restaurant in Central Park by Detective Rosenfeld of the East One Hundred and Fourth Street Station, charged with stealing a horse and surrey and with passing worthless checks. Ahearn, it is alleged, has hired horses from several stables, paying for them with worthless checks of good-sized amounts, and pocketing the change.

Yesterday it is alleged Ahearn engaged a horse and surrey from George Zache, at 315 East One Hundred and Twenty-second Street, and drove it to Central Livery Stable, at 106 West One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Street. According to the police he tendered a twenty-dollar check on the Fifth Avenue National Bank in payment for an eight-dollar board bill, making arrangements for leaving the horse there for several days. He is said to have received in change $12. Yesterday Emil Schneible, who received a check from Ahearn on Monday, reported to the police that the checks had been returned from the bank marked “N. G.”

Detective Rosenfeld was assigned to the case, and last evening found Ahearn in the restaurant. When informed that he was under arrest, a woman who was with him began to weep. Ahearn then called a hansom cab, and all three were driven to the East One Hundred and Fourth Street Station where Ahearn was placed in a cell. The woman left the station in the cab for her home. Ahearn is the son-in-law of ex-Police Captain Yule and the son of an ex-policeman. He said that he had no money because of losses on the races and dealings in Wall Street. He will be arraigned in the Harlem Police Court this morning.

New York Times 9 May 1901
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Robert Ahearn, to be Tried for Bigamy, Theft, and Passing Bad Checks.
Horse stealing, bigamy, and passing bad checks were the offenses charged against Robert Ahearn, alias Aherie, twenty-eight years old, of 163 East One Hundred and Thirteenth Street, in the Harlem Police Court yesterday. He was arrested Wednesday by Detective Rosenberg of the East One Hundred and Fourth Street Police Station, who says he is an ex-convict, having already served a term in the Elmira Reformatory.

George Zache of 315 East One Hundred and Twenty-second Street said Ahearn stole his horse and surrey on Wednesday afternoon. Emile Schneible of 74 East One Hundred and Fifteenth Street says that on Monday he received a worthless check for $51 from Ahearn, and there are other similar complaints against him. The prisoner was also said to have married Mary Andrews of 76 West One Hundred and Sixth Street, who is now slowly dying, on June 3, 1896, and to have deserted her in three weeks, incidentally stealing a sum of money from her, and to have married Miss Florence Bliss of 312 West One Hundred and Twenty-first Street three months ago.

Magistrate Olmsted said that the bigamy charges would wait, and held Ahearn in $2,000 bail for examination this morning on the others. Ahearn refused to discuss his alleged marriage to Miss Andrews, but said he had no recollection of having married Miss Bliss. If he had done so, he said, he must have been either drunk or drugged.

New York Times 10 May 1901
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Ex-Convict Laughs at Five Separate Complaints Made Against Him in Court
   Many accusers confronted Robert A. Ahearn, an ex-convict, living at 163 East One Hundred and Thirty-third Street, who was arraigned in Harlem Police Court yesterday morning charged with stealing a horse and surrey from George Zache, a liveryman of 314 East One Hundred and Twenty-second Street, with passing bad checks upon him and others, and with bigamy, but he maintained his self-possession in the face of his troubles.
   “When you have a show like this on, they ought to charge admission to the court,” he remarked to one of the court attendants.
   Marriage certificates were appended to both complaints of bigamy. The second Mrs. Ahearn appeared in court, and it was not the first time she had figured in a criminal trial, for she is a half-sister of Mrs. Almont Livingston Fleming, who was tried and acquitted on the charge of murdering her mother, Mrs. Eveline M. Bliss, five years ago, and it was Mrs. Ahearn, then Miss Florence Bliss, who carried the dish of clam chowder from Mrs. Fleming to her mother which was alleged to have contained the fatal poison.
   Another interesting character in court was Policeman “Suspender Jack ” McGee, late of the mounted squad of the High Bridge Station, but recently transferred to a down-town precinct. McGee and Ahearn lived in the same house. He learned of Ahearn's criminal record and insisted that he move. Then, he says, Ahearn used some personal influence which brought about his transfer and attendant humiliation. Ahearn boastfully declared that he was responsible for unhorsing McGee, but the nature of the influence he exerted did not transpire.
   Ahearn waived examination on the first charge of passing a worthless check for $51 on Emil Schneible of 74 East One Hundred and Fifteenth Street, from whom he hired a horse and wagon, and was immediately rearraigned in the matter of the alleged bigamy. The first Mrs. Ahearn is dying with cancer at 68 West One Hundred and Sixth Street. Her father, Alexander Andrews, of the same address, appeared for her. Ahearn eloped with her on June 2, 1896, married her, and finally deserted her, Mr., Andrews said, after he had obtained about $10,000 from the family in one way or another.
   The certificate showed that he married Miss Bliss at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Park Avenue and One Hundred and Seventeenth Street, Jan. 31, 1901. She said that he left her the day after the marriage, taking away diamond jewelry worth $600. She was as bitter against him as was Mr. Andrews.
   Ahearn said he didn't remember marrying her, and added that he would rather go to prison than live with her. He waived examination in the alleged bigamy, and bail was fixed at $2,500 on that charge. Then Detective Rosenberg of the East One Hundred and Fourth Street Station, who had arrested him at the McGown's Pass Tavern in Central Park Wednesday evening, produced a warrant for him from the Elmira Reformatory. He was committed to that institution March 28, 1898, for forgery, and was paroled Nov. 26 last. He was to report every month thereafter, but broke his parole. Ahearn's portrait is No. 710 in the Rogue's Gallery. He says his present troubles are due to the Metropolitan Handicap and recent flurries in Wall Street.
New York Times 11 May 1901
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John Ahern of Braintree Had His Right Leg Crushed
BRAINTREE, May 19—John Ahern, aged 23, a well-known young man of this town, was run over by an electric car at 7:50 tonight and his right leg was so badly crushed that it will probably have to be amputated at the knee. The accident occurred on Cart Bridge, Hancock st., South Braintree. Ahern was riding on the platform of the car which left South Braintree for Holbrook and Brockton at 7:45 in charge of conductor William Kelly and motorman William Young. At the Cart bridge Ahern stepped off before the car came to a stop. He stumbled and his right leg fell across the rails. Before the car could be stopped the wheels passed over Ahern's leg, crushing it. Conductor Kelly secured a special car and Ahern was taken to the Quincy city hospital.
The Boston Globe 20 May 1901
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Arizona Prospects
   Oil is steadily gaining ground as a fuel in Arizona. Shipments of fuel aggregating 200 carloads, are now being made from Los Angeles to Tucson, for the filling of the great iron tank of the Southern Pacific at that point. The Phoenix Street Railway Company has commenced the use of petroleum under its boilers. The commonwealth mine at Pearce, Cochise county, is using a carload and a half a day of oil. Even more is probably consumed by the Congress mine, northwest of Phoenix. At Bisbee oil is the fuel in the immense new hoisting works of the Copper Queen Company, over the Spray shaft.
    . . . Kern Crown Oil Company—Capitalization, $150,000; incorporators T. L. Moran, Mabel C. Benson, M. H. Yost, J. W. Ahern of San Francisco. . . . 
Los Angeles Times 21 May 1901
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Buffalo, May 30—The following have registered at the Eagle's Buffalo Bureau: J. Leo Ahern,  . . . 
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 30 May 1901
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The Double Crime of a New York Ice Company Employe.
NEW YORK, June 19.—James F. Ahearn, employed by the American Ice Company and well known at Coney Island, shot his wife, Louise, and then sent a bullet through trough his own brain in a yard in the rear of the residence of Henry Warnke, at St. Nicholas Street and Avenue Gravesend about 1:30 o'clock this morning. Both were dead when found. Anger at his wife's habits, which were somewhat dissipated, is supposed to have furnished a motive for the crime. Ahearn was forty years old and his wife who had been married before was thirty-eight years old and was formerly employed as a servant in the house of Mr. Warnke. Ahearn says in a letter, one of the two which he left, and which show that his deed was premeditated, that his wife deceived him regarding a former marriage and the fact that she had children when he married her. The bodies were found by Mr. Warnke and his son-in-law, George W. Meehan, who lives with him.
Washington Evening Times 19 June 1901
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Coney Island Ice Dealer's Crime a Result of Jealousy—
Wife Refused to Live With Him.
   Coney Island was the scene of a double tragedy early yesterday morning when James Ahearn, forty years old, an ice dealer, shot and immediately killed his wife and then ended his own life with the same weapon. The murder and suicide appear to have been deliberately planned, and were the result of the jealousy of Ahearn and his wife's refusal to live with him.
   The shooting took place in the rear of Henry Warncke's residence at Avenue U and St. Nicholas street, Gravesend.
   Ahearn was quite well-known and generally liked among the business people of Coney Island, with whom he had done business for many years. He always appeared to be of a cheerful disposition.
   The couple were married about two years ago in Jersey City, and immediately took up their residence on West First Street, Coney Island, in a home that had already been furnished by Ahearn. Everything went well for a time, when suddenly Ahearn became suspicious that his wife had not told him all concerning her past life, and that she was keeping something from him.
   This preyed so upon his mind that he began to drink heavily, and when in his cups treated her cruelly. She stood the abuse as long as she could, and then she left him. She took refuge with her former employer, Mrs. Haase. When Ahearn would come to his senses he would plead with her to return, which she did a number of times. The last separation occurred about two months ago, when she left him and took a position in the family of Henry Warncke. On Tuesday night Ahearn renewed his requests to her to return, but she refused. She finally consented, however, to go with him to Coney Island. They spent the evening there, and started for the Warncke home at about 1 A.M. No one saw the shooting.
New York Times 20 June 1901
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Miss Mary E. Ahern and James Dwyer were married yesterday in the chapel of the Immaculate Conception church, Rev. Fr. David J. Murphy of Salem officiating. Miss Nellie J. Murphy, teacher in the Butler school, was bridesmaid, and patrolman Philip J. Dwyer was best man. The couple will live at 39 Oak st.
The Boston Globe 20 June 1901
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Diplomas Awarded to Them by Bishop Glannon Last Night
The closing exercises of the Cathedral Commercial school were held last night in Cathedral hall. A large audience of friends and relatives of the graduates was present. The exercises consisted of music and song and then came the awarding of honors and the address of Bishop Glannon. The programme was opened by a one act minstrel skit, which was interspersed with flashes of wit and song. Phineas Scruggs was the Interlocutor; the remainder of the cast was: Pete, George Ryder; Sambo, William Spillane; Ned, Edward Connor; Bill, Joseph Ahern.
Kansas City Star 22 June 1901
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Honolulu Shipping News.
The Mail steamship China brings the news that the army transport Buford was in port at Honolulu on June 16, but was to leave on the evening of that day for San Francisco. She may therefore be looked for to-night or early to-morrow. The cabin passengers on the transport are the following named:
 . . . Captain Ahern and wife, Ninth Infantry; . . . 
San Francisco Call 24 June 1901
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Mrs. Funston Tells How Her Husband Planned With Her the Taking of Aguinaldo
MRS. EDA BLANKART FUNSTON, wife of Brigadier General Frederick Funston, U. S. A., was among the arrivals on the transport Logan from Manila, . . . [capture of Aguinaldo] . . . "It was a long, weary wait," continued Mrs. Funston, "after I settled down at Manila to await my husband's return. I must confess I felt some misgivings when the gunboat left the harbor. "Well, I had rooms at the residence of Mrs. Captain Ahearn on the Lunetta, overlooking the harbor. There was a long veranda on the second story and from there I used to wait and watch the horizon for the smoke that would tell the return of the Vicksburg. But the watch was in vain. The gunboat came in during the night with the prisoners." . . . 
San Francisco Call 26 June 1901
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Winchester Priest Goes to Alexandria
Winchester, Va., July 1.—Rev. Father M. A. Ahern, of Winchester, has been appointed by Bishop Van de Vyver, of Richmond, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church, Alexandria.
The Washington Post 2 July 1901
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Passengers Saw the Bolt Fall and the Building Open Up—
Occupants Overcome but Not Badly Hurt.
Mr. Michael Ahern of this city was a passenger on a Neponset car when the storm was at its worst. The car reached Andrew sq. when the wind struck the car with a force almost enough to lift it from the rails. The trolley wires came crashing down and flashed and tore around on the pavement, adding to the terror of the people in the car. Mr. Ahern says the car had not been stalled there more than two minutes when there came a most terrific flash of lightning which dove into the house on Dorchester av. numbered 614 and 616. With a crash the house seemed to split in two. The passengers were rooted to their seats and seemed paralyzed with fear. Realizing that there was necessity for action, Mr. Ahern jumped from the car and ran into the house, where he found the occupants overcome. He hastily ordered some men whom he found in a near-by drug store to go for doctors, and in a short time the people, several of whom were slightly injured, were being cared for. The force of the wind was something beyond comprehension, and with the flashing of the lightning, the rolling of the thunder, the crashing of breaking glass and the snapping of trolley wires on the pavements, it resembled a battlefield more than anything else.
The Boston Globe 3 July 1901
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Constant Hermanson was arrested this afternoon charged with hitting David Ahern, 20, of Garfield st. on the head with the leg of a table. Young Ahern received a bad cut, which required the services of a physician.
The Boston Globe 5 July 1901
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List of Citizens Who Have Subscribed To The Event
The reports of the Soliciting Committees of the Elks' Fair have been made. Below will be found a complete list of the donors.
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Thomas Ahern
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Lexington Morning Herald 8 July 1901
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Suit has been filed in the Circuit Court by Mrs. Amelia Ahern against the Globe Mutual Life Insurance association to recover a judgment of $1,068. The judgment was secured on a policy of $1,000 carried by John Ahern, husband of the complainant, and has been affirmed by the Appellate and Supreme Courts. Attorney Edgar L. Masters will apply to Judge Baker today for an injunction restraining the company from disposing of any of its assets and for the appointment of a receiver to take charge of the assets of the association pending the final hearing of the suit.
Chicago Tribune 13 July 1901
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Widow Loses Contents of Old Safe
John Fenton, who died Sept. 26, 1899, at 502 West One Hundred and Sixty-first street, was supposed to be in moderate circumstances, but he left a safe in his home whose contents surprised persons interested in the estate. Whether in giving his second wife, Ellen, his home and its contents he meant to include what was in the safe, was the point raised in a suit before the Supreme Court for construction of his will and two codicils.

In the safe were bank books showing thirty accounts in his name, aggregating $80,000, and another bank account of $10,000. The safe and its contents were claimed by the widow, Ellen M. Fenton, under the provision of a codicil which gave her his home, "furniture and contents."

After making a number of bequests the will provided that the residue of his estate should be held in trust during the lives of his niece, Julia Ahearn, and his nephew, Michael Ahearn, and that meanwhile the income was to be paid to the testator's sister-in-law, Betsy Fenton, of Ireland, and his sister, Mrs. Terence Ahearn, of Lismore, Ireland. Judge Chester held that the contents of the house did not include the money, and that the trust provision was valid.

Chicago Tribune 14 July 1901
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Hotel Arrivals
HOTEL VENDOME—Mae Musgrave, Chicago, Emma [?], Los Angeles, Mary S. McCoy, Santa Ana, [?] Gooch, Los Angeles, William Wilson, Mary A. Ahern, Agnes J. Ahern, San Francisco, Master Jack Ahern, Bakersfield, Miss Throckmorton, San Francisco, Mr. and Mrs. James Shipp, Oakland, J. Landsberger, Alameda, C. G. Hollis, San Mateo, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Weidner, Chicago, Mrs. C. A. Buckbee, Miss Buckbee, Edward R. Taylor, Miss Hogg, Miss Florence Callaghan, I. M. Wilson, Miss Kate Mihan, R. S. Reagin, Lawrence Scott, H. W. Tomlinson, [?] San Francisco.
San Jose Mercury News 14 July 1901
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In Billings
Captain Ahern of the ninth United States infantry spent Sunday in this city accompanied by his wife. The captain is well known to many Billings citizens, having been the mustering officer when Billings sent her troop of Rough Riders off to the Spanish war.
Anaconda Standard 14 July 1901
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The following marriage licenses were issued yesterday:
Frank Freeman, 19, 632 1/3 Olive avenue, and Leonora E. Ahern, 18, 28 Tehama street.
San Francisco Call 18 July 1901
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HID $113,000 IN HIS SAFE.
Then Left His Home and Its "Contents" to His Wife.
From the New York Sun
   John Fenton, who died on September 26, 1899, was supposed to be in moderate circumstances, but he left a little old safe in his home whose contents surprised persons interested in the estate. Whether in giving his second wife, Ellen, his home and its contents he meant to include what was in the safe, was the important point raised in a suit before Justice Chester of the supreme court for construction of his will and two codicils.
   The will had been made before the second marriage of the testator, but he executed two codicils within a few days of his death. None of the testamentary papers gave any idea of his wealth.
   In the little safe were savings bank account books showing thirty accounts in his name aggregating $80,000 and another bank account of $10,000. Within the safe were also $2,7034 in cash, mortgages for $?0,000 and a $1,000 government bond. All of these moneys and mortgages were claimed by the widow, Ellen M. Fenton, under the provision of a codicil which gave her his home, "furniture and contents."
   After making a number of bequests the will provided that the residue of his estate should be held in trust during the lives of his niece, Julia Ahern, and his nephew, Michael Ahern, and that meanwhile the income was to be paid to the testator's sister-in-law, Betsey Fenton of Tenniscart, County Waterford, Ireland and his sister, Mrs. Terence Ahern, of Lismore, in the same county. The remainder was to go to his nephew, Patrick Ahern. The will was executed in 1897. He remarried in 1898.
   Mrs. Fenton urged that her husband had purposely accumulated his money and evidence of ownership of other funds in the safe knowing that under his will she was to get the "contents" of the house.
Kansas City Star 19 July 1901
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In Chambers. —Probate of the will of the late John Ahern, of Wakamarina, settler, was today, upon the motion of Mr. McCallum, granted by the Registrar of the Supreme Court, Mr. Allen, to Messrs. John and William Ahern, the executors named in the will.
Marlborough Express 26 July 1901
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Local and Personal Brevities
Miss Nellie Ahern, of Chicago, is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Ahern.
Sycamore True Republican 27 July 1901
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Thomaston Lady Sends a Pistol Bullet Into Sister's Neck.
Thomaston, Me., July 31.—Mrs. Theresa Sumner, a widow and aged 30, was accidentally shot in the neck by her sister Miss Frances Ahearn, tonight. The wound was from a revolver cartridge, and while serious will not prove fatal.
Daily Kennebec Journal 1 August 1901
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Miss Katie O'Hearn and Miss Anna Peters, of Mt. Sterling, are visiting Miss Mary O'Hearn.
The Evening Bulletin 2 August 1901
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Patrick AHERN Hd. Cons from Tyrone to Meath. [the previous week's edition stated “Hd. Const. Aherne from Cookstown to Co. Meath”]
The Constabulary Gazette 8 August 1901
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Large Number of Arrivals at This Resort During Week.
YORK BEACH, Me., Aug., 10— . . . Among the arrivals are the following: . . . Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Hines, M. Grace Ahern, Albert B. Smith, Harry A. Kimball, Concord; . . . 
The Boston Globe 11 August 1901
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Lawn Party by the Members of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Neponset.
   The annual garden party of St. Ann's Catholic church, Neponset, was held yesterday on the grounds of the Putnam estate at the corner of Ashmont st. and Neponset av., Popes Hill.
   Throughout the afternoon and evening fully 3000 people passed within the gates, and taken as a whole the affair was the most successful of any yet held by the parish.
   The grounds were tastefully decorated and a large number of booths covered the spacious lawns. These were presided over as follows:  . . . Commercial Point table, Mrs. Ahern, Miss Margaret Morse, Miss Nellie Ahern, Miss Annie Flynn and Miss Mary Flood; . . . 
The Boston Globe 11 August 1901
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When Intoxicated Mrs. Maria Rush of 99 Smith St., Roxbury,
Is Said to Have Started Three In a Month.
   Mrs. Maria Rush of 99 Smith St., Roxbury, appeared before Associate Justice Williams in the Roxbury district court yesterday morning on a charge of drunkenness. She was found guilty and sentenced to five months in the house of correction. She was arrested Friday afternoon by patrolman McGarry of division 10, after, it is alleged, she had made two attempts to set fire in her tenement.
   The police have been bothered by her for some time past, and Timothy Ahearn, who owns the house in which the woman lives, has been in constant dread that she would succeed in setting a fire that would burn the house and perhaps cause loss of life. The building is a three-story apartment house, and she occupies the middle tenement.
The Boston Globe 11 August 1901
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Michael Ahearn Has Life Crushed Out By Street Sprinkler.
Had Been For a Long Time In The Employ Of the Marlboro Coal Company.
Michael Ahearn, 77 Florence st., was instantly killed Sunday evening about 6 o'clock by the rear wheel of a sprinkling cart on which he was working passing over his head. The accident took place opposite the high school common and occurred while the street was crowded with people. Never did the lamp of life burn out more quickly than in the death of this man, who a few moments before was in the bloom of health.

He had been driving the sprinkling cart of the Marlboro Coal Co. and had just finished filling it with water from the pipe near the Billings factory. Some of the witnesses of the accident say that he had just turned off the water, when the horses started. He fell from the top of the cart to the ground and the rear wheel passed over his head. A number of those standing by say he did not utter a sound as he fell to the ground. William Burns stopped the horses immediately and a number of bystanders rushed to the unfortunate man's assistance. He was past all earthly aid, however. His head was frightfully crushed and many a person paled at the sight as he lay on the ground with his feet on the curbstone and his body in the gutter.

His wife heard of the accident and was soon on the ground. Her manner was almost hysterical as she came up the street and many of the large crowd that had gathered were moved to tears as the poor woman approached. She asked concerning the fate of her husband and upon being told that he was dead returned to her home sobbing as if her heart would break. There was not a person in all that crowd whose sympathy did not go out to the woman who had been so suddenly bereft.

Shortly after the accident Medical Examiner Hoitt arrived and after viewing the body, rendered a decision that death was caused in a manner in accordance with the facts already stated. Undertaker McGill then took charge of the remains and carried them to his undertaking rooms on Huntington av.

Mr. Ahearn was 35 years old and a native of Ireland. He had been in Marlboro for a long time and for many years in the employ of the Marlboro Coal Co. He was industrious and trustworthy and was held in high favor by his employers. He had charge of the sprinkler and did his work well. A wife and four children survive. He also leaves two brothers.

The body of the deceased has been removed to his late home, 77 Florence st. The funeral will take place at the Immaculate Conception church Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. Division 16, A.O.H., of which he was a member, will have a meeting at 8 o'clock this Monday evening to take action on his death.

Besides the wife and little children above referred to, Mr. Ahearn leaves two brothers, Timothy of Milford and William of Worcester; also two sisters, Mrs. John O'Brien, Cambridge, and Miss Minnie Ahearn, Allston. Something over a year ago a brother, Matthew Ahearn, was found dead in the woods near Allston [sic]. Foul play was suspected but nothing in this line was ever proven.

The Marlboro Daily Enterprise 12 August 1901
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Michael Ahern Falls in Front of a Sprinkling Cart in Marlboro,
the Horses Start Up and He Is Killed
   MARLBOROUGH, Aug. 11—A most peculiar fatality occurred this evening shortly after 6 on Main st. in the presence of a large number of people.
   Michael Ahern, aged 35, is employed by the Marlboro coal company in driving a sprinkling wagon. The water pipe where he fills his cart is opposite the high school. He had just filled the tank and was turning off the water when he slipped from the top of the tank and fell heavily to the sidewalk, his head resting in the gutter.
   As quickly as he dropped the horses started and the rear wheel passed over his head, crushing it. Death was instantaneous. The wagon and its contents weighed 8400 pounds. He was removed to an undertaker's and medical examiner Hoitt viewed the remains.
   Ahern was a hard-working upright citizen. He was a member of division 16, A. O. H. He leaves a wife and four young children, the oldest of whom is 5 and the youngest 2 months.
The Boston Globe 12 August 1901
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Many Semiprofessional and Amateur Teams.
All Are Looking for Games Through the Columns of the Globe.
   Every Monday morning the Globe will publish all applications for baseball games and challenges from the managers of local and suburban clubs. Semiprofessional teams and amateurs alike will be given space in this column. . . . 
   The Dynamites of Charlestown would like to play any 14-year-old team in the state. The L. Barrys or M. Hefrons preferred. Address L. Ahern, 12 Jackson st., Charlestown, Mass.
[Aherns in Boston Street Directories shows a Timothy S. Ahearn and a John O'Hearn at 12 Jackson st. in 1905.]
The Boston Globe 12 August 1901
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Mother Supposed the Little One Was Slumbering Sweetly,
as She Has Been Fretful During the Day,
   Mrs. Margaret, wife of John Ahearn of 9 Ohio st., kissed her 6-months-old daughter, Helena M., when she tucked her in her little bed at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and hoped that she would feel better after she had had a good sleep, for the little one had been fretful during the afternoon, and her mother feared she might be going to have another attack of illness.
   During the later hours of the afternoon the child was looked at and seemed to be slumbering sweetly, which pleased her mother who felt that the sleep would do the little one good.
   At 7:30 last evening Mary Connors, a member of the family, went to arouse baby Helena and was shocked when she found that the little one was dead. Then there was great sorrow and excitement in the Ahearn household, and messengers were dispatched in haste for a physician. The first one to respond was Dr. Mahoney of 106 Shawmut av., but he could do nothing beyond saying that he had been called too late. Dr. Mahoney said death was doubtless due to natural causes, but as he had not seen the little girl while she was alive, he could not issue a death certificate, and so Medical Examiner Draper was notified.
The Boston Globe 20 August 1901
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Ahern Explains
Two weeks ago the Council instructed the City Attorney to proceed at once against the bondsmen of the contractors who dug a gravel pit at Thirty-seventh and Kansas streets. W. J. Ahern, one of the contractors, has filed with the Clerk a letter explaining that the hole was partially filled once, but that other contractors dug it out again. Mr. Ahern does not think his bondsmen can be held responsible for the acts of others.
Los Angeles Times 21 August 1901
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   Miss Anna Peters returned to her home at Mt. Sterling today after a pleasant visit to her cousin, Miss Mary O'Hearn.
   Miss Mary O'Hearn left this morning for a visit to her mother at Lancaster, accompanied by her sister, Margaret, who has been here on a visit.
The Evening Bulletin 21 August 1901
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Play Ended in Drowning.
   William O'Hearn, an 8-year-old boy, whose parents live at 2 Reeds ct, off Yeoman st, Roxbury, was drowned about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon by falling off the Swett-st bridge into an arm of the South bay. The little fellow left his home after dinner in company with Charles Habblitz of 15 Reeds ct.
   The boys were amusing themselves by jumping on and off the railing of the bridge, when the O'Hearn boy slipped and fell into the water. The harbor police were not successful in grappling for the body until about 8:30, when it was seen floating, and it was brought ashore by James Queeney of 36 Chadwick st.
The Boston Globe 21 August 1901
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Man Who Took It the First Time and Gave It Back
Is Accused of Picking It a Few Minutes Later.
   If a man can be charged with two offences of larceny for twice stealing one piece of property, the police of division 4 would like to prefer them against James Maginnis, 47 years of age, who says he has no home.
   They say Maginnis twice yesterday afternoon stole a silver watch from the person of Andrew Ahearn at the Salvation Army barracks on Washington st. The police have got Maginnis locked up on one charge of larceny from the person, and they are going to tell the judge of the municipal court this morning that Maginnis is what they call “the limit.”
   According to the police story Maginnis, who they say is a tramp, went into the army barracks yesterday afternoon and said he wanted to make arrangements to stay there last night. He intimated he was interested in the work of the army and wanted to be a good man, so the regular workers took quite a fancy to Maginnis and told him to make himself at home. Apparently Maginnis did.
   The police say that during the afternoon devotions of the army's followers Maginnis inserted his hand in Ahearn's pocket and took his silver watch, which is valued at $15. Another army man, who believes in watching as well as praying, had one eye open while the devotions were in progress and saw the theft. After the last amen, the police say, this watchful brother brought Maginnis and Ahearn together and told what he had seen. Maginnis gave up the watch, which Ahearn restored to its resting place in his own pocket, and then, like a real good Christian, forgave the erring Maginnis.
   The matter would have been dropped there, the police say, but later on, when the evening shadows were falling, Ahearn had occasion to consult his timepiece, he found that it was again missing, and as Maginnis was still in the barracks he was accused of having taken it. Maginnis denied this and said, “You can search me.” They did, but they didn't get the watch, so a policeman was called in and he took Maginnis to the station house.
   The police say Maginnis took the watch a second time, and they account for its entire disappearance by saying that he probably passed it to a confederate, who got away with it.
The Boston Globe 27 August 1901
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Patrick O'Hearn Breaks a Leg
Patrick O'Hearn, 67 years of age, of 101 Broadway, South Boston, slipped on the stairs at his home yesterday afternoon as he was going to the bedroom and fell down the steps, breaking one of his legs. He was taken to the City hospital in a house ambulance.
The Boston Globe 30 August 1901
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Capt. George P. Ahern, Ninth Infantry, is directed to report to Brig. Gen. Alfred E. Bates, Paymaster General, President of the army retiring board appointed to meet at the War Department, at such time as he may designate for examination by the board.
New York Times 30 August 1901
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Grand Officers' Visits to Workmen—
ANCIENT ORDER OF UNITED WORKMEN—A special session of the New England jurisdiction of the grand lodge will be held in Boston, Oct. 3. . . . Supervisor J. J. Ahearn and Joseph F. Eichorn, PMW, visited Bay State lodge of Chelsea Friday evening. . . . 
The Boston Globe 1 September 1901
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Miss McGuire Fails In Attempt to save Her Nephew
Both are Drowned In Sight of Boy's Home
   One of the saddest accidents which has happened for many years occurred in the shoddy mill pond on Wednesday afternoon about 1.30. While at play with his companions directly in front of his home, Homer G. Stone, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Stone, in some way fell into the water which is about three feet deep at the place. Miss Lillis McGuire, who was visiting at the home heard the cries of the frightened children and ran to the spot. Thinking only of the little boy she immediately jumped into the water but sank from sight as the bottom slants off very steep. When she arose Miss McGuire reached for the little boy who was already sinking the second time and in her efforts to save him both were carried into the deeper water.
   Thomas O'Herne, who drives Greenough's ice wagon, had seen Miss McGuire run toward the pond and hearing cries hurried to their assistance. He went into the water up to his neck but being unable to swim, he could not reach them, they being in about eight feet of water at the time. Several people quickly came and a team was sent for a boat the nearest one being back of the blacksmith shop. Miss McGuire with the little boy sank for the last time before help arrived. Mr. Stone had been sent for and arrived just as the body of the boy was found, the body of Miss McGuire being recovered first.
   Dr. F. J. Barker of Acton Center arrived and used all means known to medical skill for over an hour but without avail. Medical Examiner Geo. E. Titcomb of Concord was sent for and pronounced it accidental drowning. The bodies were taken for burial to Albany, Vt., the former home of Mr. and Mrs. Stone.
   The boy was a bright little fellow, the picture of his father and had just arrived at that age when children appear at their best. Miss McGuire, who was 27 years old, was a sister of Mrs. Stone and was visiting at the home, intending to pass the winter there.
The Concord Enterprise 4 September 1901
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Capt. Ahern Performs Valiant Service During War Which Is Not Rewarded.
   Capt. George P. Ahern, Ninth Infantry, has been in Washington during the week to find out why his gallantry in Cuba was ignored. Capt. Ahern just returned from Manila, where he was in charge of the bureau of forestry. His services in Cuba were notable. He was second in command of the Florida expedition to the island in June, 1898, and commanded the Wanderer expedition intrusted with supplies for the Cuban army in Santa Clara province in August of that year.
   With four enlisted men of the Twenty-fifth infantry Ahern on one occasion saved a number of wounded, under the guns of the Spanish fort at Tayabaco. The disabled men were carried back to the ship, and the act was considered extremely meritorious.
   The enlisted men who took part were all recommended for medals of honor, but Capt. Ahern's name, for some reason, was omitted. One of the reasons that officer comes to Washington, it is understood, is to inquire into this oversight.
Hamilton Ohio Republican-News 7 September 1901
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Deeds, September 10, 1901
Sept. 10, 01—Wm. J. and Daisy Ahern to Frank H. Garcia, E. Okd., DW E-16th st.175 SE 16th av, SE 25 x SW 140 blk 29, San Antonio. $—, $10.
Oakland Tribune 11 September 1901
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In the Goods of JOHN AHERN, late of Newcestown, in the Co. Cork, Vinter, Deceased. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Statute 22 and 23 Vic, Cap 35, that all persons claiming to be Creditors or otherwise to have any claims or demands against the assets of the above deceased, who died on or about the 30th day of June, 1901, at Newcestown, aforesaid, are hereby required on or before the 10th day of October, 1901, to furnish (in writing) the particulars of such claims or demands to the undersigned Solicitor for James Canniffe, of No. 4, Dyke Parade, Cork, and Timothy Aherne, of Lisarowike, Enniskeane, in the County of Cork, the Executors of the said Deceased, to whom Probate was granted, forth of the Cork Registry District of the High Court of Justice in Ireland, King's Bench Division, on the 8th day of August, 1901, and Notice is hereby given that after the said 10th day of October, 1901, the said Executors will proceed to distribute the Assets of the said Deceased to and amongst the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the Claims and demands of which particulars shall have been given as above required.
Dated this 10th day of September, 1901
P.J. O'DRISCOLL, Solicitor, for the Executors, Bandon, Co. Cork, and 65, Dame Street, Dublin.
The Southern Star 14 September 1901
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Attempt to Assault Old Arlington Woman.
Francis O'Hearn of Boston Confesses to the Crime.
Called at the Home of Mrs. A. L. T. Skillings [sic].
Attacked Her When She Was Getting Food for Him.
Frightened by Her Screams He Fled, but Was Caught.
   ARLINGTON, Sept. 14—After blinding an aged woman in her home here today by throwing kerosene in her face, Francis O'Hearn of Boston attempted to assault her, but she eluded him. The woman, Mrs. A. L. T. Stillings, attracted help by her screams. O'Hearn was arrested, and later admitted his guilt. He is held on a charge or assault and larceny.
   Early today O'Hearn came to the house occupied by Mrs. Stillings, who, in spite of the fact that she is 72 years of age, lives alone. He claimed to be a member of the Salvation Army and asked for work. He carried a scythe. Mrs. Stillings said that he might cut the grass in the yard and he began to do so. The woman fastened the screen door and went about her housework up stairs. On returning to the lower floor she found that the man had forced open the door and entered the house.
   She asked him what he wanted. He replied, "Water." This was given him. He then asked for something to eat. Mrs. Stillings stepped into the pantry. O'Hearn followed and taking a cup of kerosene which was within reach, he threw the oil in the woman's face and then attempted to assault her.
   Mrs. Stillings, who was nearly dazed, managed to get away from her assailant, and reaching the door, screamed loudly. The man took fright and left in a hurry, but the alarm reached Chief of Police Harriman in time for him to strike the trail and quickly come up with O'Hearn, who was arrested. At headquarters he admitted that Mrs. Stillings' charges were true, and said that he had been drinking hard. The police found an alarm clock in his pocket and it has been identified as coming from Mrs. Stillings' house, hence the charge of larceny.
   The woman received prompt medical attention and it is believed that she will suffer only temporarily from her injury.
The Boston Globe 15 September 1901
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Local and Personal Brevities
Daniel Ahern left on Tuesday evening to join his wife who is visiting at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Ronin, at Fremont, Neb.
Sycamore True Republican 21 September 1901
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In an attempt to escape from Policeman Tobias Larson yesterday morning Alexander Herrin, better known as Shorty O'Hearn, a prize-fighter, was shot in the left foot. Herrin finally submitted to arrest and was taken to the County Hospital, where his wound was found to be slight. He is charged with robbery. John Myers, who was held up in Lake street, will be the complaining witness. Policeman Larson arrived while the robbery was in progress and made the arrest.
Chicago Tribune 23 September 1901
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About 5 o'clock on Thursday morning last, the premises of Messrs. Condon Bros., of High Street, Tullamore, were discovered to be on fire. The alarm was soon conveyed to the Police Station and Sergeants Ahern and Noble, Constable McDonnell, and Town-Sergeant Gorry, as well as Messrs. McMullen Downes, and Donagher, were quickly on the scene and the local fire extinguishing apparatus was soon brought into action. Before the fire could be got under large quantities of whiskey, wines, tea, sugar and bacon, were destroyed, and the neighbouring premises, of Messrs. Gill and Downes had a narrow escape. The premises are, we understand, covered by insurance. It may be mentioned that Head Constable Kirwan, Constables Murphy, Glass and Healott, rendered great assistance in putting out the fire and saving property.
Midland Tribune 28 September 1901
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   NEW HAVEN, Oct. 9.—[Exclusive Dispatch.] Rev. Arthur J. Smith, pastor of Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in this city, has just returned from Europe, and tells of his escape from brigands just outside of Smyrna, while he and the Rev. David O'Hearn of the Catholic Cathedral in Milwaukee were visiting the tomb of Polycarp. This tomb is on Mt. Pagos, four miles outside Smyrna, and the two clergymen decided to visit it. They engaged one of the local guides.
   When they reached the entrance to the tomb, Smith experienced a desire to explore it. The guide became alarmed and protested that the tomb was infested with robbers. While this discussion was going on, the three men disappeared into the tomb inclosure. Scarcely had Rev. Smith gone a few feet into the tomb, when he heard some one running toward him. He was soon after face to face with one who, he said, was the wickedest-looking man he ever saw. The stranger was armed with a pistol, sword and a dagger. The brigand made a dash for the two clergymen, who rushed back to the entrance. The guide disappeared entirely. Father O'Hearn drew a knife from his pocket, and prepared to meet the robber.
   Just at this moment, the robber's two companions, heavily armed, rushed out of the tomb, and the three attempted to catch the ministers. The latter took to their heels, and were chased a long distance toward the town before the robbers stopped their pursuit. That night, in Smyrna, the two Americans, at their hotel, were told hat the region of Polycarp's tomb is infested with brigands, who murder and rob foreigners, or hold them for ransom.
Los Angeles Times 10 October 1901
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Capt. George P. Ahern, Ninth Infantry, will await orders in this city for his own convenience.
The Washington Times 10 October 1901
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Cornelius O'Hearn, a Hod Carrier.
Falls Seven Stories.
Cornelius O'Hearn, 21 years of age, single, and residing at 13 Edgerly pl, South Boston, was instantly killed while at work in East Boston yesterday forenoon. O'Hearn was employed as a hod carrier on the new Boston & Albany storehouse, in course of construction on the railway's wharf property, Marginal st. Shortly before noon, while at work on the seventh floor, he is supposed to have made a misstep and fell to the concrete floor a distance of 65 feet. He struck on his head, fearfully crushing his skull and his face was disfigured. The body was taken in charge by an undertaker.
The Boston Globe 9 October 1901
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The following marriage licenses were issued yesterday:
James O'Connell, 45, 515 Lyon street, and Joanna T. Ahern, 45, city.
San Francisco Call 9 October 1901
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McCORMACK—AHERN. —On the 2nd October, at St. Michael's Church, Clare, by the Rev. Father Carrol, John, eldest son of John McCormack, of Gilles-street, Adelaide, to Ellen (Nellie), youngest daughter of Michael Ahern, of Astley Vale, Clare.
The South Australian Advertiser 28 October 1901
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The funeral of Reginald Sisson, whose death occurred Saturday at his home, near Arlington, Alexandria County, took place at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon from St. Mary's Catholic Church, in this city. The services were conducted by Rev. Father M. J. Ahern, and the remains were interred in St. Mary's Cemetery.
The Washington Post 29 October 1901
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October 30
BAY SEVENTEENTH ST. e s. 325 ft s Eighty-sixth st. 25x96.8. deed on execution. William Walton to Mary J. Ahern $330.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 31 October 1901
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Police Court
At this time James H. Hanson, who held orgies in the Thompson house, was given ten months in the House of Correction and Francis O'Hern for assault on Mrs. A.L.P. Skillings, was sent to the House of Correction for one year.
Arlington Advocate 2 November 1901
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Kilpatrick Was Said to Be Pounding on the Reef.
Moderate Sized Cabin Passenger List — Bride of W. W. Lawton Aboard — Distinguished Persons En Route To Philippines.
The recklessness of the master of the United States Army transport Kilpatrick in anchoring the big vessel with hundreds of souls aboard right in the lee of the reef on the Waikiki side of Diamond Head last night was the cause of the utmost alarm to the people ashore. The big human-target carrier arrived off Diamond Head about 10 o'clock last night, from San Francisco, and, for some reason hardly evident to anyone who has the slightest experience with this coast or harbor, undertook to drop her mud-hooks close in-shore off Waikiki, dangerously near the reef. To be sure, the Kilpatrick lay in fifteen fathoms of water, but only a few ship's length from where she lay there were only seven fathoms, and from seven fathoms she would have climbed up on the reef without any warning whatever.

It did not take long for the news to spread that the transport was dangerously close in-shore and the rumor got around that the vessel was on the reef. The lookout at Diamond Head noticed her position and watched her closely. The more Diamond Head Charlie watched the transport the more certain he became that there was something radically wrong. The Diamond Head lookout at last communicated with Major Robinson, of the Quartermaster's Department, telling him that, the Kilpatrick was dangerously close to the reef, if, indeed, she was not on the reef. She had remained in one position for a long time and the lookout had not noticed the slightest change. He could not imagine how anyone could be foolhardy enough to anchor a vessel in such a spot and thought it right to notify the Major.

Major Robinson lost no time in taking action. Shortly after midnight he engaged the services of the powerful tug Fearless, telling Captain Brokaw to spare no expense in getting immediately out to the Kilpatrick. In the meanwhile the troops at Camp McKinley had been ordered out and a picket line established along the beach back of the Cunha residence to report developments. Twelve men were placed on post. Boats were made ready and everything was in shape for rescue work in case such should be found necessary. About this time it was stated that the bow of the transport was hard on the reef, and that there appeared to be little chance of getting her off.

Captain Brokaw and Engineer Haywood were aboard the Fearless in a very little while after word was received from Major Robinson. Engineer Haywood, living nearer to town than Captain Brokaw, arrived at the Pacific Mail wharf first. The crew had been notified in the meanwhile and when Captain Brokaw arrived the Fearless had steam up and was ready to hurry out. A Republican reporter went along with the Fearless. Inasmuch as none of the buoys in the channel were lighted, and never are, the Fearless had to feel her way out. The night was very dark and cloudy. Not even the outer buoy was lighted. Captain Brokaw made various remarks very much to the point while wasting time creeping out of the channel. When the Fearless was once outside the channel, however, she seemed to kick up her heels and scamper. She cut through the water as if the Flying Dutchman was hot in her wake and the seas broke furiously over her nose and scattered along her sides and up against her wheel house. It was seen that the Kilpatrick could hardly be on the reef, when the Fearless was once fairly outside. She made no signals and there were no signs of life-boats coming from the vessel. Once alongside the Kilpatrick Captain Brokaw hailed her and learned that she was all right. Her decks were deserted when the tug stood alongside. The officer on watch was much surprised to learn that the town had been alarmed by the vessel's anchorage. Pilot Saunders was on the transport's deck and called out to Brokaw that the vessel had already anchored when he arrived to anchor her. Captain Saunders evidently wanted it understood that he was not responsible for the reckless anchorage. It is safe to say that Captain Saunders would have been insulted if anybody had accused him of anchoring the vessel in such a position.

There was nothing left the Fearless to do but put about and scoot for home. This she did. The Fearless returned to port shortly after 2 o'clock this morning. About the same time the troops were withdrawn from the Waikiki beach and Camp McKinley went again to sleep. The Kilpatrick will come in the first thing this morning.

The Kilpatrick sailed from San Francisco at noon Friday, Nov. 1st, bound for Manila by way of Honolulu, making the trip down in a little over eight days. She has 39 cabin passengers and about 175 recruits, 54 of whom are intended for Camp McKinley. In addition to these there are four members of the Hospital corps, four Army nurses, one Army surgeon, two chaplains, one paymaster, six wheel-wrights, nine blacksmiths and three horse-shoers on board. One of the cabin passengers, Mrs. W. W. Lawton, who goes to the Philippines as a bride.

Since the Kilpatrick last visited this port she has been thoroughly overhauled. The big transport has been placed in first-class shape for seagoing owing to the efforts of Chief Steward Herbert of the Grant, who attended to her fitting out. At the last moment Chief Steward J. J. Fallon, late of the St. Paul, was appointed to the vessel and went out on her. He was reported to have died in a Nome blizzard last winter. In the hold of the vessel is a large amount of stores and freight for the Philippine commissary, in all likelihood the present trip to the Orient will be the last taken by the Kilpatrick under the auspices of the United States government. The rumor that the vessel was to be recalled to New York, while lacking confirmation, was nevertheless not denied by the officers. It is claimed the administration intends to retire all the single screw transports as quickly as possible and keep nothing in service but the best of the fleet. A single screw vessel is likely at any time to breakdown completely while a twin-screw steamship has always two chances to one.

Included in the Kilpatrick's list of passengers are the following: Captain George P. Ahern and wife. . . . 

The Honolulu Republican 10 November 1901
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Accused Policemen Make That as Their Defense
on a Charge of Entering a Saloon.
   Two scores of policemen were before Deputy Commissioner York to-day to answer to charges of various kinds. Mr. York in most cases announced that decisions would be rendered at a later date.
   Six of the patrolmen were from the Gates avenue station and they were all charged with failing to signal to the station house early on the morning of November 2. The accused were John Bigelow, Thomas Adee, Mortimer J. Gleason, Michael T. Ahearn, J. J. McLean and Daniel O. O'Connell. Decision reserved.
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Brooklyn Daily Eagle 12 November 1901
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Lynn Girl Weds a Bangor Business Man.
   LYNN, Nov. 13—Frank X. Rice of Bangor and Miss Alma M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Taylor of this city, were married this afternoon by Rev. Arthur J. Teeling, rector of St. Mary's church, in the parochial residence on South Common st. Miss Alice G. Ahearn was bridesmaid and John H. Rice, brother of the groom, best man.
   A reception followed at the home of the bride on Baker st. Friends were present from Bangor, Boston, Brookline, Worcester, Lynn and other places. The rooms were decorated with palms and chrysanthemums. After a trip to Montreal Mr. and Mrs. Rice will go to their new home in Bangor.
The Boston Globe 13 November 1901
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The following extracted from the turf gossip in yesterday's Times- Democrat will be read with interest by many Biloxians" Bud Renaud yesterday closed a contract with George Ahern, who is apprenticed to him as a jockey for five years. Ahern, who is a native of Biloxi, is twenty-one years old, and he weighs but ninety-three pounds in his street clothes. He has ridden many 'quarter horse' races along the coast, and for the past month he has been giving good satisfaction as an 'exercise boy' attached to Mr. Renaud's stable at the race track. Mr. Renaud says that he expects to win a race or two at the winter meeting with a Mississippi-bred filly, ridden by a Mississippi-bred jockey. Ahern has a good seat and alight hand and bids fair to prove a desirable lightweight jockey."
Biloxi Daily Herald 20 November 1901
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The following marriage licenses were issued yesterday:
Anthony J. Mours, 22, Haywards, and Emily L. Aherne, 18, 621½ Minna street.
San Francisco Call 27 November 1901
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In The Society World
The annual subscription dance of the Lincoln Cycling club will be given this evening at the clubhouse in Dearborn avenue. Mr. John H. Ahern will lead the cotillion.
Chicago Tribune 3 December 1901
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—Miss Josephine Ahern accompanied by her niece, Eunice Paquette, has gone to Shullsburg, Wis., to visit relatives.
Dubuque Telegraph-Herald 4 December 1901
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The following marriage licenses were issued yesterday:
John A. Martin, 27, Oakland, and May I. Ahern, 19, Oakland.
San Francisco Call 15 December 1901
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President-elect of the Board of Aldermen, Charles J. Fornes, has announced the appointment of Jocelyn Johnstone as his private secretary at $2,500, and Maurice Ahern as confidential stenographer at $1,500. These are virtual re-appointments, as both these men are now occupying identical positions under President Randolph Guggenheim.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 17 December 1901
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Suicide to Avoid Arrest
Rather than submit to arrest Michael O'Hearn, 390 May street, committed suicide by swallowing poison at his home on Tuesday afternoon. O'Hearn was well known to the police at the Maxwell Street Station. A few days ago warrants were sworn out for his arrest by Elizabeth Sammler, 378 Center avenue, charging him with burglary. O'Hearn learned that the police were on his trail and killed himself.
Chicago Tribune 19 December 1901
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Young Virginian Says He Stole from a Norfolk Friend.
"I want to give' myself up," said a well-dressed young man to Patrolman Thomas Jones, on Penn avenue, yesterday afternoon, "I'm from Norfolk, Virginia, and I stole $38 and a watch from a friend of mine last summer. I've been worrying about it ever since, and I've just decided to go back and face the music." The patrolman was rather taken aback, but he walked along with the young man to the central police station, where the latter was locked in a cell. He told Superintendent Robling shortly afterwards that his name was Thomas Ahearn, and that he took the stolen property from John McDowell. "It's been weighing on my conscience so heavily," said he, "that I couldn't stand it another minute longer." The superintendent communicated with the Norfolk authorities last night.
The Scranton Tribune 19 December 1901
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Patrick Ahearn Want His Pay for Training and Caring for Race Horses.
Says a dispatch from St. Louis, Mo., Pleasant Porter, chief of the Creek tribe of Indians, who is stopping at the Laclede hotel, was served with notice of a suit for $3,098.50, brought by Patrick Ahearn, for services alleged to have been rendered in 1899 for training and caring for race horses. Porter lives in Muscogee, I. T. It is claimed that a string of five racers were speeded at the fair grounds under the care of Ahearn, who avers that the amount sued for is due him. Learning that Porter was in the city, he instructed his attorneys, Daniel O'Connor Tracey and Louis A. Steber, to enter suit. Deputy Sheriff Joseph Greenwald who served the papers on Porter, reminded the chief of their first meeting, 25 years ago, at the old Barnum's hotel.
Stilwell Oklahoma Standard 20 December 1901
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John F. and Joseph Ahearn to Mary E. Ahearn, lot on NE line of Boardman street or place, 175 NW of Brannan and 392:6 SW of Sixth, NW 25 by NE 117:6; gift.
San Francisco Call 23 December 1901
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Mr. William Ahearn of 1263 Washington st. reported to the police last evening an unoccupied house owned by him at 11 Oak av., West Newton, was entered recently and stripped of lead pipe.
The Boston Globe 24 December 1901
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City Real Estate.
Charles H. Ahearn has bought from Marie Maubec and others for $25,000 57:6 feet on the south line of Bush street, 80 feet west from Stockton street.
San Francisco Call 5 January 1902
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AHERN—WILLS.—On the 31st December, at St. Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane by the Rev. Father O'Reilly, William Joseph Ahern, of Gympie, youngest son of the late John Ahern, of Stanthorpe, to Mary Josephine, second daughter of the late Charles Henry Wills, of Warwick.
The Brisbane Courier 6 January 1902
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A. M. Johnson has sold for Patrick O'Hearn a new three-apartment house and 2681 square feet of land at the corner of Dorchester av. and Christopher st., Fields Corner. William MacMillan was the purchaser, who buys for investment. The property is new and is not assessed as yet, but the price paid was about $7000.
The Boston Globe 8 January 1902
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County Clerk's Appointments.
The following named gentlemen will be sworn in to-day as deputies of County Clerk A. B. Mahony: . . . John J. Ahearn, . . . 
San Francisco Call 8 January 1902
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Woman Was About to Jump Into Charles River.

Prevented by Patrolman Ahern and Taken to the Joy-St. Station.
Neatly Dressed, About 28 Years Old—Lizzie McLennan Her Name.

   A woman attempted to jump into the Charles river at the foot of Allen st. last night about 10:30. She had climbed up on the railing that runs along the river bank at this point, when patrolman Ahern of the Joy-st. station saw her, and making toward her as fast as he could, reached her just as she was going to take the leap. When she saw it was an officer who had interfered with her attempt at suicide, she ceased her struggles and was taken to station 3.
   She is about 28 years old, of medium height and build, of dark complexion. She was neatly dressed in a brown skirt, black waist and tweed jacket. At the station she appeared quite composed, and politely refused to tell the officers anything about herself or her troubles. Later she did say that her name was Lizzie McLennan and that she had no home.
   In her pocket was found an empty 32-calibre revolver.
The Boston Globe 12 January 1902
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Mr. Frank O'Hearn, of Aberdeen, left Sunday for Cincinnati.
The Evening Bulletin 13 January 1902
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James McSweeney's Statement
Regarding the published story wherein patrolman Ahern is given the credit for preventing the suicide of Miss Lizzie McLennan, who attempted to jump into the Charles river Saturday evening, James McSweeney of 24 Willard st. says it is to himself, John Mullaley and another young man who should be given credit. According to Mr. McSweeney patrolman Ahern was not in any way connected with the rescue and was not even in sight 20 minutes afterward.
The Boston Globe 14 January 1902
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Well-Rendered Songs, Up-to-Date Jokes and Handsome Costumes Were Features of the Show.
   Well rendered songs, up-to-date jokes, handsome Japanese costumes, a well-balanced chorus of young girls between the ages of 6 and 16, were features at the second annual minstrel show of the Chrysanthemum club held last evening in the hall of the parochial school of St. Francis de Sales' parish, Charlestown,
   All available space was filled with an interested, appreciative audience, which applauded the efforts of the young artists almost continuously.
   Japanese decorations, rich in color and effect, were suspended over the stage, beneath which the chorus, dressed in their handsome kimona costumes, occupied a prominent position.
   Miss Dorothy Snow, the interlocutor, wore a white satin costume, richly embroidered with Japanese figures, and filled her position with much credit to herself.
   On each end, with their faces as black as charcoal, sat, Loretta Quinlan, Elizabeth Ahern and Katherine Leonard, who played the tambos, and Lizzie Driscoll, Laura Golding and Agnes Brown, who rattled the bones. They told many good jokes and laughable stories.
   After the opening chorus the following selections were sung: “Wing Lee's Ragtime clock,” Miss Lizzie Driscoll; “Close Your Dreamy Eyes,” Miss Loretta Quinlan; “Close Your Dreamy Eyes,” Miss Nora O'Donoghue; “Keep Cool,” Miss Loretta Quinlan; “Sorrow,” Miss Mary McCarthy; “Maizy, My Dusky Daisy,” Miss Laura Golding; “Japanese Love Song,” Miss Claire Riordan; “O Mr. Moon,” Miss Elizabeth Ahearn; “Darkies' Cradle Song,” Miss Esther McNellis; “Hannah from Savannah,” Miss Agnes Brown; “Life's Lullaby,” Miss Elizabeth McIsaac; “Mariah, Youse My Heart's Desiah,” Miss Katherine Leonard.
   Little Katherine Stammers, the Jap doll, and Lizzie Quinlan, joining in the chorus “O Mr. Moon,” by Miss Lizzie Ahearn, was a very pleasing feature. . . . 
The Boston Globe 15 January 1902
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BAILIFF J. G. AHERN, who recently effected the capture of a negro named Hustler, wanted in Florida for murder, has received a letter from Sheriff A. J. Higginbotham, of Nassau county, stating that Deputy Sheriff Pendarvis, of that county, had arrived safely with the prisoner. The sheriff says that the negro has been identified as the man wanted, and that he now practically claims self-defense. The sheriff also thanks the Atlanta officers for the assistance they rendered in apprehending Hustler. The negro had been a fugitive from justice since 1897, and stated he resided in Atlanta three years of that time.
The Atlanta Constitution 17 January 1902
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   The funeral of James Kerwin took place yesterday noon, service being at St. Charles' church. The bearers were John K. Plummer, Hugh Martin and James Doherty, representing the highway department, and Nicholas Murphy, Michael Shea and John O'Hearn of Quealy court, M. C. O. F.
The Boston Globe 20 January 1902
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Miss Mary O'Hearn has returned after a visit of several weeks to her parents in Lancaster.
The Evening Bulletin 20 January 1902
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Reception to Col. Norton of Customhouse.
   Col. Alfred Norton, one of the oldest men in active service in the customs department of the United States, was tendered a reception yesterday afternoon by his associates in the office of inspectors of customs, 296 State st.
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   Those present at the reception given by the customs force to Col. Norton were:
James E. Abbott
Richard A. Ahern
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The Boston Globe 24 January 1902
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   The case of W. J. Ahern is that of a young man who has just attained to his majority and who has been forsaken by his guardian, a brother, whose whereabouts is unknown.
   Ahern was interested in another's estate. The guardian received about $1,600 from that estate for his ward, but made no accounting. After he had been absent for some time, the matter of making a statement of his accounts was referred to Colonel Babcock as referee. The records of the other estate were used to fix up the statement. They showed the amounts received by the guardian as above, and of this only $300 are available for the ward.
Oakland Tribune 25 January 1902
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Salem's City Physician Deadlock.
SALEM, Jan. 28—The aldermen and councilmen held a special joint session this evening and elected J. Clifford Entwistle city clerk. John M. Foster was reelected assessor for three years, receiving 16 votes and James F. Donovan 14. In the common council an order was adopted, giving the mayor authority to petition the legislature for an act to establish a board of public works. Raymond L. Newcomb, who has held office 13 years, tendered his resignation as clerk of the board of health. Dr. Ahern was reelected city physician. In the upper branch, Dr. Blair was elected city physician. The deadlock is likely to continue. These were elected members of the board of health: G. Arthur Bodwell, Dr. Benjamin R. Simonds and Joseph Fitzgerald.
The Boston Globe 29 January 1902
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Several Interesting Bouts Enjoyed by the Members of the Club.
   The regular monthly "smoker" of the Riverside boat club took place at the boathouse last evening, there being a full attendance of members who enjoyed some capital sport. The fun opened with vocal selections by Martin Coyne, who proved to be a great favorite.
   The athletic stars were peter Brooks of Lawrence and Jack Flanigan, Riverside B. C., who went five rounds, Brooks being the stronger and Flanigan the cleverer.
   Tommy Devine and Billy Critch went the limit, Devine being a shade the better.
   Tommy Duffey of Woburn and Spike Haley, went six spirited rounds, there being little choice between them.
   Jack Fitzpatrick and Jake Ahearn, the former of Woburn and the later [sic] of West Newton, sparred five rounds. Fitzpatrick was more experienced and a better judge of distance. Eugene Buckley was master of ceremonies.
   The next meeting of the club will be held on Thursday evening, Feb. 27.
The Boston Globe 31 January 1902
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Hoffman Club of Brockton Holds Its Annual Ball
   BROCKTON, Jan. 31—The 23d annual entertainment and ball of the Hoffman club took place tonight in Canton hall, which was filled with young people from all the neighboring towns, including delegations from the Wampatuck, Russel, Emmet, Hoopla, and Yale social clubs.
   The entertainment consisted of baritone solos by Thomas O'Brien, buck and wing dancing by Thomas Burke, soprano solos by Miss Josephine Lynch, cornet duets by Burke brothers, readings by Miss Margaret McCullough and mandolin selections by Guillo Desimone.
   The hall was handsomely decorated. There were nearly 100 couples at the ball. Frank Sheehan was floor director, and was assisted by Edward Anderson, Richard Vincent, Stephen Collins, Edward Gilmore, James Welsh, Fred Mudgett, George Denehy, Edward Brennan, Albert Campbell, Michael Sheehan, John Brennan, John Smith, George Connors, John Ahern, Walter Campbell, Charles Randolph, Fred Longe, . . . 
The Boston Globe 1 February 1902
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   Nearly every delegate and officer of the Irish National Foresters' benevolent association was present when Mayor Collins came to bid the third biennial session of that organization welcome in behalf of the city at the American house yesterday.
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   After the rollcall the following were appointed on committees; credentials, John Shea, Boston, Thomas F. Mullin, Providence, Edward Riley, Lawrence.
   Rules of order, John T. Smith, Waltham; Edmund Russell, Somerville; John F. Ahern, Charlestown; Peter Burns, Lawrence; Patrick Duggan, Rhode Island.
   Constitution, John F. Ahern, Francis Kennedy, Daniel Neville, Peter Burns, . . . 
The Boston Globe 4 February 1902
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Wells Social Club
The Wells social club, composed of young women connected with the Wells Memorial Institute, held a complimentary party last evening, to which all the members of the institute were invited. During the dancing the floor was in charge of Miss Winnie Coyne, assisted by Misses Maggie Dempsey, Nora Ahern, Mabel Pond, Bessie Coyne, Julia Coffee, Annie Dempsey, Jennie Whitworth, Grace Rent and Nellie Coughlin. The entertainment consisted of vocal and instrumental selections by Messrs. Margey, M. Driscoll, T. Brennan and T. Kelley.
The Boston Globe 4 February 1902
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Young Men's Society of Lowell Held a Dance Last Night.
   LOWELL, Feb. 4—The fifth annual concert and ball of the Young Men's Catholic Institute of Belvidere was held in Huntington hall tonight. The hall was handsomely decorated with bunting, lace, flowers and electric globes. Suspended in the center of the hall was a floral piece surrounded by electric lamps. Above the platform was an electric piece with the motto of the institute, “God and Our Neighbor,” and the initials of the institute, “Y. M. C. I.”
   From 8 to 9:30 o'clock the Lowell cadet orchestra gave a concert. The grand march was then formed, about 100 couples being in line. . . . Supper was served in Jackson hall before midnight.
   The officers were John T. Buckley general manager, John T. McLaughlin, Joseph Meadowcroft assistants, James A. Finnerty floor director, John C. King, John H. McCaffrey, John J. Cox, Frank A. Burns, George Holmes, Bryant J. Coleman, Walter F. King, Thomas J. Finnerty, Peter Perrault, Eugene Queenan, J. Walter Foye, Thomas J. Ahearn, James J. Donnelly, J. B. Boulger, William J. McLaughlin, George E. Clark, Philip Maguire, Christopher J. McSorley, John J. Sullivan and Augustus Doyle assistants. . . . 
The Boston Globe 5 February 1902
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Biennial Session of the Irish National Foresters
At the Banquet
   About 100 were present at the banquet given at the American house in the evening. John Shea was toastmaster. The toasts responded to were: “City of Boston,” Hon. W. T. A. Fitzgerald; “The advance of our order,” James H. McGlynn; “Ireland a nation.” John F. Ahern; “The Ladies,” J. F. Neylon; “The state of Massachusetts,” State President John A. Ryan of the A. O. H.; “The Boer war,” Richard J. Barry; “Progress of the Irish race,” J. B. O'Higgins; “Our organization,” John A. Rose; “The Press,” Martin J. O'Brien.
The Boston Globe 5 February 1902
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More Than 400 Attended
   More than 400 attended the whist and dancing party held in Monument hall, Charlestown. last evening under the auspices of the Fr. Mathew T. A. and L. society and its ladies auxiliary. Whist prizes were awarded as follows: First lady's, a bronze clock. Miss Elizabeth Ahern; second, candelabra, Mrs. Stephen Cronin; third, a picture, Miss Theresa Kiley; first gentleman's, an umbrella, Patrick Coyle; second, military brushes, Daniel Hayes; third, gold cuff buttons, Joseph Green. Fifty tables were occupied by the players.
   Dancing followed. Refreshments were served during the evening. John H. Killilea was floor director and John Green assistant. The committee in charge comprised John J. Hayes, Joseph Harkins, William Murphy, Bernard Flanagan, Miss Mary Herrick, Miss Dora Ahearn, Miss Mary McCarty, Miss Kitty Melligan, Miss Molly Cassidy and Miss Nellie Manning.
The Boston Globe 6 February 1902
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Superintendent Ezra Clemens and Roadmaster Tim Ahern of the I. and M,. division of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road spent a few hours in the city yesterday in consultation with the local officials of the road.
Dubuque Telegraph-Herald 7 February 1902
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Local Police Courts.
These sessions were held on Saturday last before Messrs R. Carrow, (chairman), W. P. Ormond, W. Davies, L. Samson, R. P. L. Penn, J. T. Fisher, and James Thomas.
Patrick Ahern and Bartholomew McSweeny, described as tramps without any fixed abode, were charged in custody with stealing two pairs of drawers, two shirts, a razor and case, leather purse, a half sovereign and two crown pieces, the property of James Skone Sardis, on the 23rd January, value 39s.

James Skone said he was a farmer living at Sardis, Burton. On Thursday, 23rd January, he and his wife left home about 10 o'clock in the morning, leaving the house unoccupied. They went to Neyland. Before leaving he fastened and bolted the doors of the house, but he left a small window upstairs in the gable end of the house open. He and his wife returned about half past one o'clock in the afternoon. He found the doors in the same state, but about 3.30 p.m. or 4 p.m. he found that some one had entered the house through the window which had been left open. He missed a pair of drawers (which he now identified and which he was positive about because he had patched it himself.) He also missed two shirts and other articles produced, including the razor, which had his name on it, as well as the sums of money named. The total value of the articles &c., taken was 39s. One man could not have gone up the wall to the window, but two could have done so, and there were marks on the wall showing that that was the way in which entrance had been gained. Two flower pots, which had been in the window, were removed.

Annie Jones, Sardis, said she lived about 5 minutes walk on the Burton side of Skone's house. About a quarter to eleven on the 23rd January the two prisoners came to her house, and one of them asked for a glass of water, which she gave him. They went on towards Pembroke Ferry, but shortly afterwards she saw them go towards Skone's house. Mary Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of the landlord of the Travellers' Rest," said she was at home on the 23rd January. She identified the prisoners as two men, who came into the house about one o'clock, and had two pints of beer each. They remained in the house about an hour and a quarter and changed a five shilling piece. When they left they went in the direction of Haverfordwest.

P.C. Joseph Morgan, Newport, said that from information received of a robbery at Sardis, he went in the direction of Fishguard on the afternoon of the 24th January. He met the prisoners at Jericho, in the parish of Dinas. He arrested, charged and cautioned them. Both prisoners said "we know nothing at all about it ; we have been working in Goodwick since last October." He found on them the drawers, shirts and razor (produced) but they had only 1s 9½d in money on them. The prisoners pleaded guilty and asked to be tried summarily. Supt. Francis produced a record showing that Ahern had been convicted and sentenced for larceny whilst Mc-Sweeny had been charged once before but had been acquitted. The Chairman said the prisoners were lucky in being tried only for larceny. Ahern would be sentenced to two months and McSweeny to six weeks' imprisonment with hard labour in each ease.

Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser 7 February 1902
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AUBURN, Me. Feb 8— . . . The following sentences were also imposed in cases where the parties had pleaded guilty or been convicted: John J. O'Hearn, breaking, entering and larceny, one year in jail; James O'Hearn, breaking, entering and larceny, reform school during minority; . . . 
The Boston Globe 9 February 1902
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Eleventh Annual Ball of the Newfoundlanders'
Mutual Benefit Association Last Evening.
The 11th annual ball of the Newfoundlanders' mutual benefit association was held last evening in Odd Fellows' hall, Tremont and Berkeley sts. It was a big success socially and financially. . . . The special guests of the association were Mr. and Mrs. Martin Breen, Mr. and Mrs. John Dempsey, Mr. Patrick Fidelle, Mr. M. A. Ahern, . . . 
The Boston Globe 11 February 1902
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James Ahearn, of Watson avenue, Lincoln Heights, was on trial in the main court room, charged with selling liquor without a license when court adjourned. The prosecutor is Agent Robert Wilson, of the Municipal league. When Ahearn was arraigned his attorney, Joseph O'Brien, entered a plea of abatement on the ground that the indictment accuses Joseph Ahearn, while the name of the prisoner at the bar is James Ahearn. District Attorney Lewis moved to amend the indictment and Judge Kelly overruled Mr. O'Brien's motion and allowed Mr. Lewis' motion to amend.

When the prisoner was asked to plead to the indictment Mr. O'Brien said his client would stand mute, whereupon the district attorney had to direct that a formal plea of not guilty be entered that the trial of the case might proceed. The district attorney is assisted by Colonel F. L. Hitchcock and James G. Sanderson.

Before court adjourned the testimony of Harry Smith and F. S. Huffling, agents of the league, were sworn. They testified that last summer they went to Ahearn's place and bought ale and paid for it. They did not visit the place together but in company with other men. The trial of the case will be resumed this morning.

The Scranton Tribune 12 February 1902
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Ahearn Judged Guilty of Selling Liquor Without a License
A verdict of guilty was secured by the Municipal league in their case against Joseph Ahearn, of Lincoln Heights, charged with selling liquor without a license. The defense put forward testimony to show that on Aug. 7 and Sept. 20, the dates on which the league's detectives alleged they bought liquor from Ahearn, he was at other places than his alleged speakeasy.
The Scranton Tribune 14 February 1902
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 . . . John O'Hearn, Lowell, breaking and entering, guilty . . . 
The Boston Globe 15 February 1902
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Alfred Ahearn is out after a several weeks illness.
Concord Enterprise 19 February 1902
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At Citizens' Meeting 542 Votes Cast—G. N. Cobb, J. H. Gilligan and Patrick Mahan for Selectmen.
NATICK, Feb. 19—The citizens' caucus at Concert hall this evening was one of the largest the party has held, 542 votes being cast. Warren A. Bird was chairman and John J. Ahern secretary. . . . 
The Boston Globe 20 February 1902
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Locals 5 and 6 Conduct a Very Successful Affair.
   Locals 5 and 6 of the United Hatters of North America held their sixth annual ball at Odd Fellows' hall last night, and it was attended by a crowd that taxed the capacity of the hall. Handsome souvenirs were distributed during the evening.
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   The reception committee comprised James Connors, M. McGinty, W. Nihil, M. O'Rourke, R. Ingersoll, M. Connors, C. Humphries, M. Collins, F. Griffith's, H. Eaton, M. Shae [sic], J. Ahearn, E. Smith, W. Graham, P. Lanf, A. Khilbeck, J. Russell, O. Monahan, J. Harkins, J. Lynch, J. Messier, D. McLoughlin, C. Hunsicker, C. Henderson, R. Boyd and D. Graham.
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The Boston Globe 22 February 1902
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Grand Master Reads His Report to A. O. U. W. Meeting
Officers Will be Elected at Today's Session
   The 25th annual session of the grand lodge, A. O. U. W. [Ancient Order of United Workmen?], met in Paul Revere hall, Mechanics building, at 10 o'clock yesterday, Grand Master Orville A. Ward presiding.
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   The morning session was limited to the nominations of officers, and those were as follows: . . . grand guide, Oliver B. Dow of Haverhill, Edward J. Graves of Amesbury, John J. Sullivan of Roxbury, John J. Ahearn of South Boston, Henry A. Boyden of Sharon . . . 
The Boston Globe 26 February 1902
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   Yesterday's session of the A. O. U. W. grand lodge was called to order at 9 o'clock by Grand Master O. A. Ward of Dorchester. There was even a larger attendance than Tuesday, 240 lodges being represented, 214 from Massachusetts, 25 from New Hampshire and one from Vermont. Five lodges only were not represented.
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   The officers elected are: . . . grand guide, John J. Ahearn of South Boston; . . . 
The Boston Globe 27 February 1902
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GUNNEDAH, Wednesday.
Thomas Smith was brought before the Bench this morning charged with attempting to murder Kate Ahern, at Curlewis, on the 27th ultimo. After the evidence of the apprehending constable had been taken, Kate Ahern was called. She had been sent from the hospital without any attendant, and was supported by the 'bus driver when at the back of the court, she not being able to walk steadily by herself. Her head, neck, and hands were swathed with bandages. When placed in a chair and the Bible given her, she was seized with a violent fit of hysterics, and was laid on the floor. No water was obtainable, but a man brought some brandy. Dr. Lee was sent for. She was taken into the witnesses' room, and gradually recovered. The hearing of the case was postponed till 2 o'clock, on the recommendation of the doctor.

The case will be heard with closed doors.

The case against Thomas Smith on a charge of attempting to murder Kate Ahern, at Curlewis, on the 27th ultimo, lasted till 8.15 tonight, when he was committed for trial at the Circuit Court, Tamworth, on April 15 next. On the accused being committed, the prosecutrix was again taken with a fit of violent hysterics, and had to be removed from the court.

Sydney Morning Herald 6 March 1902
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Thomas Smith was brought before the Gunnedah court this morning charged with attempting to murder Kate Ahern at Curlewis on February 27. Miss Ahern was sent from the hospital to the court to give evidence without an attendant, and was helped by a 'bus driver, she not being able to walk steadily by herself. Her head, neck, and hands were swathed with bandages. She was seized with a violent fit of hysterics on being called up to be sworn. Smith was committed for trial.
The South Australian Advertiser 6 March 1902
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An estate on Dudley av. West Roxbury, taxed to Sarah C. Williams, has passed to the ownership of Daniel J. Ahern. There is about 7618 square feet of land, taxed for $1800.
The Boston Globe 12 March 1902
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Four Leading Grand N. E. O. P. Officers Reelected.
   The 15th annual session of the Massachusetts grand lodge, N. E. O. P. [New England Order of Protection], met in Deacon hall, Boston, at 10 o'clock yesterday morning and was at once called to order by the Grand Warden Guilford S. Newhall of Lynn.
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   Louis A. Pasco, E. W. Frye, A. F. Hopkins, Harry Edwards, R. H. Burden, Henry Bliss and John J. Ahern were appointed tellers.
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The Boston Globe 13 March 1902
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Headed by Alderman William O'Hearn Louisville Organization
Engages Lawyers and Will Oppose Allen.
Louisville, Ky., March 16.—[Special.]—If Dr. M. K. Allen, health officer of Louisville, enforces his order prohibiting the sale and manufacture of Limburger cheese in this city, the Limburger Cheese club, of which Alderman William O'Hearn is President, will protest against the order. The club is composed of a number of prominent politicians. It meets regularly to eat choice Limburger and drink imported beers. The members of the club have been appealed to by Germans who eat the cheese and merchants who sell it to use their influence to prevent Dr. Allen from issuing and enforcing his order.

Mr. O'Hearn says the club will take the matter up, and may carry the case to the courts to test the legality of the health officer's proposed action. Another plan is for the club to secure an injunction against Dr. Allen to restrain him from interfering with the Limburger cheese traffic. Several attorneys are members of the club, and they have offered their services to the organization.

At the last meeting of the Limburger Cheese club former Mayor Weaver was the guest of honor, and he weighs about 250 pounds. This is one of the members' arguments that Limburger is good for the digestion and is healthy food.

Chicago Tribune 17 March 1902
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Killed by the Cars
Chicago, March 18.—Miss Katherine Holt was instantly killed by a Pittsburg & Fort Wayne passenger train at Cottage Grove avenue and Seventy-second street and her sister, Mrs. Lucie Ahearne, was saved from a like fate by the bravery of an aged flagman, who sprang in front of the approaching engine and shoved her out of danger, though he himself was seriously injured. The women were on their way to Hegewisch, where their brother had just died of heart disease.
Perrysburg Journal 21 March 1902
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Miss Katherine Holt Crushed Under Cars at Grade Crossing
—Her Brother Killed Same Day
   Chicago, March 20.—On the way to her brother's home in Hegewisch after receiving news of his sudden death yesterday, Miss Katherine Holt was instantly killed by a Pittsburgh and Fort Wayne passenger train at Cottage Grove avenue and Seventy- second street. Her sister, Mrs. Lucie Aherne, was saved from a like fate by the bravery of an aged flagman, who jumped in front of the engine and pushed the woman aside.
   The flagman, Swiss Peters, 65 years old, sustained injuries from which he may die, while the woman whose life he saved was with difficulty restrained from throwing herself in a frenzy of grief beneath the car wheels. At her home, 3555 Vincennes avenue, she was delirious, and members of the family express fear that her mind may become affected over the shock.
   Edward Holt, 13244 Hegewich avenue, another member of the family, while on the mission of buying a coffin for his brother, boarded the same train which had killed his sister, without knowledge of the latter tragedy. Holt was known to the conductor of the train, J. C. Mack. It was the latter who broke the news to the man. As he approached the passenger to take his ticket, the conductor did not know that he was about to impart the second death that had occurred in the Holt family in one day. It was Holt who spoke first.
   “Did you hear of my brother's death today?” he asked of the conductor. The latter had prepared himself to notify Holt of the death of his sister, and was so taken back by the man's words that he could scarcely summon courage to tell him the news which would cause him more sorrow.
Fort Worth Register 22 March 1902
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Alderman Brenner's Bribery Charges Likely to Be Considered—List of Possible Jurors.
   The March grand jury, which is expected to make an investigation of alleged fraudulent registration in the First Ward, and which may consider the bribery charges made by Alderman N. T. Brenner, will be sworn in tomorrow by Judge Kavanagh. Relative to the Aldermanic squabble over Brenner's statements, State's Attorney Deneen had this to say:
   “If there is evidence enough to support the case it will be taken before the jury. If the case gets too scandalous, it will be called before the jury for investigation, no matter what the evidence.”
   The men from whom the jury of twenty-three members is to be selected are:
 . . . James J. Ahearn, . . . 
Chicago Tribune 23 March 1902
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Dewar Gets Decision Over Ahearn
In the semi-windup between Jimmy Dewar and “Shorty” Ahearn [sic], the former was given the decision by Referee Hogan, and the crowd showed disapproval. From a fighting standpoint the battle was poor, but Ahearn seemed to have the better of the milling. He landed more clean blows, and in the last round split Dewar's left eye with a right hand swing.
Chicago Tribune 25 March 1902
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Transfer of Licence.—At the City Police Court yesterday, Mr. A. S. Roe, P.M., as chairman of the Licensing Bench, transferred the licence of the Court Hotel, Beaufort-street, from Edward Fyson Sage to William Patrick Ahern.
The West Australian 27 March 1902
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Ex-Clerk Ahern Indicted
THe grand jury yesterday returned a true indictment against William B. Ahern, formerly clerk of the Quarter Sessions Court, charging him with the "larceny by employe and servant, embezzlement by the county officer, embezzlement of public money and embezzlement by trustee." The allegation is that Ahern failed to pay over to Clerk Henry Brooks $5000 which belonged to the city. The witnesses indorsed on the bill are Henry Brooks, General William J. Latta, Wilson Henzey and George H. Rich.
Philadelphia Inquirer 5 April 1902
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St. Gabriel's Holy Name Society
Entertains in Penn-Fulton Hall
An entertainment and reception was given by St. Gabriel's R. C. Church Holy Name Society, on Monday evening, at Penn-Fulton Hall, Pennsylvania and Fulton street. . . . The officers of the society are: Spiritual Director, the Rev. William Ahern . . .
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 12 April 1902
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R. W. Ahern's Sentence Commuted
ALBANY, April 16.—Gov. Odell has commuted the sentence of Robert W. Ahern, who was convicted in New York in May, 1901, of bigamy and sentenced to Sing Sing for four years and eight months, on the recommendation of the District Attorney with the approval of the Judge on the ground of Ahern's ill-health.
New York Times 17 April 1902
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Ahern Trial Next Monday
The case of William B. Ahern, former Clerk of the Quarter Sessions, who is charged with embezzlement of public money by county officer and trustee, had [sic] been fixed for trial in Court rom 676, on Monday next. The allegation is that Ahern failed to pay over to Henry Brooks, his successor in office, $5000, which he had received as bail in a criminal case.
Philadelphia Inquirer 15 April 1902
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Ahern Witness out of City
The case of William B. Ahern, former clerk of the Quarter Sessions, who is charged with embezzlement of public money as county officer and trustee, which was fixed for trial yesterday in Quarter Sessions Court No. 2 was continued indefinitely. The ground for the continuance was based on an application by A. S. L. Shields, counsel for Ahern, who stated that an important witness for the defense was out of the city. District Attorney Weaver, on behalf of the Commonwealth, did not object to the postponement as it was the first time the case was on the list for trial.
Philadelphia Inquirer 22 April 1902
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DOVER, Del., April 21.—At an interesting meeting of the Wilmington Conference Academy, the following officers were elected: President, Harry B. Coulborn; vice president, G. W. Clifton; secretary and treasurer, Miss Grace Sunfield; senior critic, Professor E. M. Lafayette; junior critic, Miss Pearl Ahern; sergeant-at-arms, A. W. Whittington.
Philadelphia Inquirer 22 April 1902
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After a lapse of almost a century, the Chapter of the diocese of Waterford and Lismore has been revived, with the sanction of his Holiness Pope Leo XIII. The last Catholic Dean of Waterford was Dr. Thomas O'Hearn, V.G., who built the present Cathedral of Waterford in 1793, and who died on November 13th, 1810, having been Dean for the long term of 40 years. He it was who founded St. John's College, of which his nephew, Father Thomas Flynn, became first president, whose death is chronicled on June 5th, 1815. Dean O'Hearn also introduced the Presentation Nuns into Waterford. As far back as July 6th, 1210, Pope Innocent III confirmed the Dean and Chapter of Waterford, consisting, of 12 Canons and 12 Vicars-Choral, in all their possessions. The See of Lismore was united to that of Waterford by Pope Innocent VI in 1355 and on the translation of Roger Craddock, Bishop of Waterford, to the See of Llandaff in 1363, Thomas Reeve became first Bishop of the united dioceses of Waterford and Lismore. With Dean O'Hearn expired the ancient Chapter of the united dioceses, and now, by Papal Indult, the Chapter is re-erected, to consist of a Dean, Archdeacon, and 10 Canons.
New Zealand Tablet 8 May 1902
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Former Soldiers Tell Their Experiences in the Philippines.
Isadore H. Dube, of Watertown, Mass., formerly sergeant in Company A, Twenty- sixth Volunteer Infantry, testified before the Philippine Committee yesterday. He saw the water cure administered to a native in the presence of Lieut. Conger and Capt. Glenn. He also told of the burning of houses in the Island of Panay. He cited a case where a woman was put into a guardhouse with fifteen male native prisoners. He said the Filipino prisoners and the peaceful natives were treated with great kindness by the Americans. January H. Manning, of Boston, of the same regiment, said the water cure was administered to natives by order of Capt. Gregg to secure confession as to the death of Private O'Hearn, who was burned to death. He said there was no doubt as to the guilt of the parties in the atrocity. He also testified to the kind treatment accorded to Filipino prisoners.
The Washington Post 9 May 1902
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   At the Circuit Court, Tamworth, Thomas Smith, aged 24, was indicted on a charge of attempting to murder Kate Ahern, aged 18, at Curlewis, near Gunnedah, on February 27th. A second count charged him with maliciously wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. The case for the prosecution was that prisoner and prosecutrix were lovers, and that the former, as the result of jealousy, "and to spite her father, who was opposed to their engagement, attempted to take her life by attacking her with a razor. In the struggle prosecutrix received three gashes about the neck, besides several cuts on the hands. The occurrence was observed at a distance by several persons.
   Prosecutrix while giving evidence went into hysterics, and was carried out of court. She declared that she still loved him, and if he were free would be prepared to become his wife. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty on the second count, and prisoner was sentenced to 10 years penal servitude. On hearing the sentence pronounced prosecutrix had another fit of hysterics, and when taking final leave of prisoner she wept bitterly and clung passionately to him.
Grey River Argus 9 May 1902
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Personal Mention of Men and Women Who Once Resided Here.
Frank Donahue, Bill Ahern and Bart McDonald are making Waterloo their home. Donahue is in charge of the track work of the Rapid Transit Electric line, Ahern is a machinist at the Gasoline Engine works and McDonald is a mechanic at the Illinois Central shops.
Dubuque Telegraph-Herald 11 May 1902
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Local and Personal Brevities
Miss Fannie Ahern was in Chicago, Monday.
Sycamore True Republican 14 May 1902
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Clinton, June 10— . . . Ed Ahern and family have moved to Akron. Mr. Ahern was engineer on the yard engine at this place, but was compelled to leave because he could not find a house to live in. Would it not be a good investment for some of Clinton's moneyed men to invest in some real estate and erect a few houses? Men with families like Mr. Ahern should not be allowed to leave town and have their places taken by unmarried men who can live at a boarding house, all because we have not the houses for them to live in.
Akron Daily Democrat 12 June 1902
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Again the Blank Cartridge Victim.
The celebration in Charlestown next Tuesday is being heralded in the hospitals by cases of patients wounded In the hands by the accidental discharge of blank cartridges while getting their last year's revolvers into trim. At the Emergency hospital yesterday Joseph Mitchell of 23 Albany st. was treated for a gunshot wound in his left hand. His hand was in bad shape and it required a long time to get the particles of powder out. Fred Ahearn, 18, of 31 Border st., East Boston was treated for a similar injury. A few other cases were attended to, but not being so serious no record was kept of them.
The Boston Globe 15 June 1902
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Advertised Letters.
The following is a list of the advertised letters remaining in the Frederick city postoffice Saturday, June 28, 1902. To obtain any of these letters the applicants must call for "advertised letters." If not called for within two weeks they may be sent to the dead letter office:
Gentlemen's List. — Daniel W. Ahern. Lum Royer, S. W. Brook, John K. Crawford, D. O. Johnson, H. G. Lyman, W. O. Liday, H. F. Shank.
Ladies' List. — Mrs. F. F. Hargett.
Frederick News 30 June 1902
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Miss Mamie Ahearn of Needham is the guest of Miss Celia Cook.
The Concord Enterprise 2 July 1902
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James Kane and Cornelius O'Hearn are here from Montreal, where they worked in the glass house.
Steubenville Herald 4 July 1902
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Trouble Three Beers Made.—Lame, and apparently suffering from poor eyesight and defective hearing, Tom Ahern, an elderly man, was in the Municipal Court yesterday, charged with drunkenness. The police stated that he has been drunk for a week, and that it required extra exertion on their part to take him to the police station. All this was explained with a good deal of difficulty to Ahern, and at each sentence he said: "Eh?" Then he spoke as follows: "I wasn't drunk. I fell into a hole in the sidewalk and hurt one of my legs." After a long interrogation he ultimately admitted that on the day he was arrested he "got away with three beers." "Five days in Jail," remarked Municipal Judge Hogue, speaking in his ordinary tone of voice. It was then that Ahern looked sharply at the Judge and walked downstairs to jail, without asking what the Judge had said. He probably guessed it.
Morning Oregonian 15 July 1902
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AHERN—In this city, July 21, 1902, to the wife of William Ahern, a daughter.
San Francisco Call 25 July 1902
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Local and Personal Brevities
Miss Nellie Ahern with her little nephew, of Chicago, came Tuesday for a visit with relatives in Sycamore.
Sycamore True Republican 30 July 1902
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Visitors at the Home, Thursday, were very numerous. Among the number were: Grace M. Perkins, Salem, Mass.; Mrs. Geo. W. Best, Natick, Mass.; Mrs. E. B. Connor, Charlotte Connor, Randolph; Harlow Bigelow, Fehlman Bigelow, North Belgrade; Sadie F. Quinn, Angela M. Ahern, Boston; . . . 
Daily Kennebec Journal 8 August 1902
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The Army
First Lieut. Edward P. O'Hern, Ordnance Department, will proceed to Fort H. G. Wright, New York, on official business pertaining to repairs to the armament.
New York Times 3 August 1902
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At the City Small Debts Court on Wednesday, before Mr. O. Armstrong, P.M., verdicts for plaintiffs were given in the following undefended cases :— . . . Nora Winn (a married woman having separate estate) v. Philip Ahern, money lent and board and lodging, £9 4s , and 6p. costs.
The Brisbane Courier 4 August 1902
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John Ahern Jr. of Charlestown May Die
as a Result of Loss of Blood From the Nose.
John Ahern Jr. 22, of 2 Hamblen st., Charlestown is on the dangerous list at the City hospital relief Station, and his death is expected at almost any moment as a result of hemorrhages from the nose. He was believed at midnight last night to be very near death, and the doctors had no hope of his getting well. Ahern called at the relief station last Wednesday suffering from hemorrhage of the nose and told the surgeons that the previous afternoon, while playing baseball, he had been accidentally struck between the eyes with a bat, and that he had been unable to stop the bleeding from the nose which ensued.

The doctors treated the young man as an outpatient and thought they had stopped the hemorrhage, so he went away after an hour or so. He was back the next day and said his nose had started to bleed again and again he was treated for the trouble, apparently successfully. Saturday he returned with the hemorrhage as bad as ever and his condition use such that the doctors admitted him as a bed patient and devoted their best efforts to relieving him. They succeeded eventually in stopping the hemorrhage by packing the patient's head but he had lost so much blood that he began sinking, and yesterday they placed his name on the dangerous list.

The Boston Globe 11 August 1902
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Local and Personal Brevities
Mrs. N. J. Ronin and son, Charles, of Fremont, Neb., arrived Monday morning for a visit with their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ahern.
Sycamore True Republican 13 August 1902
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Catholic Church News
The Rev. William Ahern of St. Gabriel's Church, who has been sick, is now supposed to be out of danger. In about a month Father Ahern expects to be able to take hold of his parish again. He is now at Monticello, convalescing.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 17 August 1902
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Dan Ahern, the blacksmith, went over to Hedges Monday on business.
The Arizona Sentinel 20 August 1902
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[baseball] Diamond Chips
Hughey Ahearn left Pittsburgh for Brooklyn last night. He is likely to be laid up a couple of weeks.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 23 August 1902
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James Ahern was in Dakota City, Neb., attending the old settlers reunion. Mr. Ahern was a resident of that country forty-five years ago.
LeMars Sentinel 2 September 1902
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John Hendley and Patrick Ahern were arraigned before Magistrate Howe in police court yesterday afternoon and fined $10 each and held in $300 bail, on the charges of trespassing on the property of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad company and interfering with men going to work. They were arrested early yesterday morning by Special Officer McDonnell and Patrolman Huntington.

The two men had accosted a pair of non-union workers at the Bellevue washery, and the latter claimed that they were not only abused and threatened, but forced to produce and show what money they had in their pockets. Attorney John J. Murphy appeared for the two defendants, and Attorney Daniel Reese for the company. An appeal was taken from Magistrate Howe's ruling.

The Scranton Tribune 3 September 1902
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Long Island Girls Honored By Their Trenton Cousin.
The Misses Belle and Helen Ahern of Bensonhurst, L. I., were the guests of honor Wednesday evening at a party given by their cousin Miss Mayme Haney, at her home 110 Bellevue avenue.
The Trenton Times 6 September 1902
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The Hon. C. S. Rolls, one of the most expert of English motorists, was in collision with a dog-cart while driving from Harnet Fair. Mr. Ahern, of Wood Green, and his son, who were in the dog cart, received injuries, while Mr. Rolls and his companion escaped with a shaking.
[The 1901 census for England & Wales lists a Christ(opher) Ahern, Dock Worker, age 32 in Wood Green.]
The Penny Illustrated Paper 13 September 1902
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[baseball] Diamond Chips
Hughey Ahearn has signed a Brooklyn contract for 1903.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 23 September 1902
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Local and Personal Brevities
Miss Fannie Ahern left on Monday for Fremont, Neb., where she will spend some months at the home of her sister, Mrs. N. Ronin. Miss Ahern's health is poor.
Sycamore True Republican 1 October 1902
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To Utilize Snow Water of the Bighorn Mountains
Investigations by the United States Geological Survey are now in progress in Northern Wyoming, with a view to extending the use of the available water supply in that portion of the state. Jeremiah Ahern, an engineer of the Geological Survey, is in charge of the work. Particular attention is directed to the eastern slope of the Bighorn Mountains, where important storage problems in the headwaters of the Sulphur, Powder and Tongue Rivers await solution. These streams, after leaving the mountains, flow through fertile bench [sic] and valley lands, which, with proper irrigation, would be valuable for agricultural development. The rainfall of the region is light during the time water is needed for irrigation, but the winter snows on the mountain slopes are usually heavy and furnish large quantities of water to the streams. The source of supply at present is an extremely unsatisfactory one, for the warm rains of spring melt the snow rapidly and produce disastrous floods, in which large quantities of water pass through the streams unused. There are, however, a number of lakes in the region, favorably situated to be used for storage. One of these is Lake De Smet, whose water surface is said to be 30 feet below the lowest part of its rim. In this lake it is proposed to store part of the headwaters of the Powder River, thus saving a large body of water for irrigation which is now entirely wasted. Mr. Ahern has been engaged during the present summer in gaging the flow of the streams on the eastern slope of the Bighorn mountains and in investigating the possibilities and probable cost of water storage in the region.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 3 October 1902
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Grant Falor, 32, and Emma Ahern, 29, Canton
The Stark County Democrat 3 October 1902
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Ahern and McDonald Held In $400 Bonds—
Charged With Receiving Property Stolen by John G. Knight
Patrick H. Ahern and Philip J Mc-Donald, both related to John G. Knight, the Somerville patrolman-burglar now in East Cambridge jail awaiting action by the grand jury for robbing Jackson Caldwell's furniture store and the Somerville public library, were tried in the Somerville court yesterday on the charge of receiving stolen property from the deposed patrolman. Judge Wentworth found probable cause and held each in $400 for the grand jury coming in on the third Monday in October. When the Judge had heard all the evidence he made no comment, but made his entry on the back of the complaints and handed them to clerk Chapin to read. The government's case was presented by Chief Parkhurst, while the interests of the defendants were in the hands of Gen. F. S. Nickerson and his son, W. P. Nickerson. The[y] name two women who went on Knight's bond when he was first arrested appeared to act on Ahern's and McDonald's bonds. It developed that they had surrendered their bonds for Knight. They were then accepted.
The Boston Globe 4 October 1902
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During its Progress He Was Thrown Out of a Window.
According to the story of John Ahearn, 35 years old, of 75 School st., Jamaica Plain, there was "something doing" at that address at 8 o'clock yesterday morning, for later in the day Ahearn walked into the City hospital and asked to be given surgical treatment for a lacerated wound of the neck. He was so seriously injured that the doctors put him to bed and kept him there. On the admission slip, in which were given his age and address, this entry was also made, "Patient states that at the above address be got into a fight and was thrown out through a window."
The Boston Globe 13 October 1902
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William J., Ahern has been given a judgment for $396.61 against his brother John F. Ahern by Superior Judge Hall. The latter was appointed guardian of the plaintiff and in making his final account in 1899, he failed to account for $396.61. After that he disappeared and has not been heard from since.
Oakland Tribune 28 October 1902
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The Army
First Lieut. Edward P. O'Hern, Ordnance Department, will proceed to and take station at New York City and report to the commanding officer of the Sandy Hook Proving Ground for duty.
New York Times 2 November 1902
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Mrs. William Ahern and Master Harry Gears spent Sunday with relatives in Wilmington.
The Middletown Transcript 8 November 1902
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ANCIENT ORDER OF UNITED WORKMEN . . .  John J. Ahern, GG, will visit Provident lodge of West Somerville Tuesday evening.  . . . Everett lodge of Dorchester initiated 16 candidates Tuesday evening. District Supervisor Ahern addressed the meeting.
The Boston Globe 9 November 1902
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T. W. Howe, who for the last two years has been the Katy agent in Emporia, has left for Muskogee, Indian Territory, where he will assume charge of the M. K. & T. [Missouri-Kansas & Texas Railroad] station of that town. Ed O'Hern of Denison, Texas, [who] was given first chance to take the Emporia station declined to accept. Mr. Berry, who, for some time has been Mr. Howe's assistant here, has been appointed temporary agent.
Emporia Weekly Gazette 13 November 1902
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George E. O'Hearn Elected.
AMHERST, Nov. 20—The football association of the Massachusetts state college this afternoon elected George E. O'Hearn of Pittsfield '04, captain of the eleven for next year. He has been a member of the team three years, and plays left end. He was formerly member of Pittsfield high school team, has been acting captain in several games since entering college, and is one of the strong men of the team. Clarence H. Griffin of Winthrop '04 was chosen manager, and Edwin W. Newhall of San Francisco, Calif., assistant manager.
The Boston Globe 21 November 1902
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The following marriage licenses were issued yesterday:
James B. Ahern, 36, Tiburon, and Laura A. Coakley, 28, 223 Leavenworth street.
San Francisco Call 27 November 1902
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For 27 years the Hon. Henry L. Dawes, Ex-U. S. Senator from Mass. has gone to the polls with his coachman, Patrick O'Hearn. Mr. Dawes always votes the republican ticket and then holds the horses while Patrick votes the straight democratic ticket.
Perrysburg Journal 28 November 1902
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John Ahern Suffocated
John Ahern, a brass polisher, went to his room at 950½ Harrison street intoxicated last Friday night, turned on the gas, forgot to light it and lay down on the bed with his overcoat, boots and other clothing on. The escaping gas suffocated him. His body was found yesterday morning. Ahern was about 55 years of age and has a wife in the East.
San Francisco Call 14 December 1902
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Wm. Ahern Seriously Injured
William Ahern, a lineman for the G. R. & I. railway, was making a fastening on a telegraph pole in Lynn, Ind., yesterday afternoon and as the pole was covered with ice he slipped and fell to the ground, a distance of fifteen feet. His left wrist was fractured and he received severe injuries to his back and right hip. Mr. Ahern weighs in the neighborhood of 200 pounds and for this reason his injuries are more serious than they would otherwise have been. He was brought to this city and is now under the care of Dr. E. J. McOscar at St. Joseph's hospital.
The Journal Gazette 16 December 1902
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Injured Men Are Improving
 . . . Wm. Ahern, chief lineman for the G. R. & J. railroad, who fell from a telegraph pole Monday night at Lynn, Ind., is also some better, and while he will be confined to the hospital for a long time, he will ultimately recover. Monday night unfavorable symptoms were noticed in the congregation of blood in the abdominal cavity, but this has disappeared. Dr. J. E. McOscar said yesterday that he is of the opinion that Mr. Ahern will recover, but not for some time.
The Journal Gazette 17 December 1902
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William Ahern, the Grand Rapids and Indiana lineman, who sustained a broken limb by a fall from a telegraph pole at Lynn last Monday, is getting along nicely at his home, No. 305 East DeWald street, and not at St. Joseph's hospital, as stated by the city papers.
Fort Wayne Daily Sentinel 17 December 1902
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Isaac Arlook and His Friend Weinstein
Say He Stole the Former's Watch at the West End.
John Ahern, 23 years old, unmarried, of 22 Henley st. Charlestown, was locked up at station 3 last evening on a charge of the larceny of a silver watch, valued at $15, from Isaac Arlook of 14 Elm st., Chelsea. Ahern made an attempt to convince the police that he is an innocent young man, but they say they have a good case against him, and they have got Arlook and his friend, Philip Weinstein, of 66 Barton st. to back them up. According to the story told by Arlook, he and Weinstein were talking together on the sidewalk on Leverett st., near Cotting, at 7:15, when Ahern came along and, brushing against Arlook, grabbed his watch chain, pulled out his watch and started to run away, when Arlook and Weinstein fell upon him, one shouting "ganff," while the other yelled "poleizi." Ahern, both Arlook and Weinstein say, dropped the watch into the gutter when they grabbed him, and was fighting for his liberty, while his captors were pummeling him and shouting for help. Patrolman Cameron heard the ruction and came running up before Ahern could get away, and when he heard the story of Arlook and his friend, he looked for the watch where they said Ahern had dropped it, and found it there. Then Cameron took Ahern to the station, where Lieut. Clark locked him up on a charge of larceny. The police say Ahern is a member of the gang of thieves which infests the West End and they complimented Arlook and Weinstein on their capture of him.
The Boston Globe 18 December 1902
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Timothy and Julia Ahearn to Dennis Ahearn, lot on N line of Liberty street, 230 W of Church, W 25 by N 114; gift.
San Francisco Call 2 January 1903
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SYDNEY, January 20.   
A tragedy has occurred at Moree. A youth named Horace Ezzy objected to his sweetheart, Kate Ahearn, going to a party, and became so incensed at her insisting on going that he attempted to cut her throat, inflicting a slight wound, and then fatally cut his own throat.
SYDNEY, January 21.   
A previous sweetheart of Ahearn's is serving a sentence for attempting to murder her. He inflicted a wound in her throat.
Hawera & Normanby Star 21 January 1903
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Sydney, January 20.   
   At the Moree Hotel last evening Horace Charles Ezzy, about 19 years of age, attacked Kate Ahearn, aged l8, with a razor. The girl escaped, and the young man then committed suicide by cutting his throat.
   The parties in the tragedy had been keeping company for some months past, and until a short time before the occurrence they appeared to be on friendly terms. It is said that the girl had been invited to attend a surprise party last night. Ezzy objected to her going, but she refused to comply with his request that she should stay away.
   The first intimation of the tragedy was given to three gentlemen, who were talking in the hotel bar. Miss Ahearn rushed in in an excited state, exclaiming that Ezzy had attempted to cut her throat. She had a slight wound near the eye, from which blood was flowing. She did not give any definite account of what had happened, and a little boy then called out that the man had tried to cut his throat. The men rushed out, and blood was noticed to be flowing from under the door of the bedroom.
   One of them then forced the door open. It was not locked, but had some weight pressing against it. On the door being opened a horrible sight was presented. The floor was covered with blood, and the prostrate form of the young fellow was found lying face downwards under the bed, where it had evidently been forced by the door being opened.
   Mr. Griffin caught hold of the wounded man and raised him to his feet, when Ezzy made an attempt to grapple with him. In reply to a question as to what was the matter, he made an attempt to articulate, but only a gurgling sound was emitted. A doctor was immediately sent for, but before his arrival the young fellow had died.
   The deceased had been out of work, but yesterday he appeared to be in a cheerful mood, as he hoped shortly to get employment. He resided with his parents and brothers and sisters, who are well known and respected. Some months since Kate Ahearn had had a somewhat similar experience, a man having attempted to cut her throat at Boggabiri, near Gunnedah. The man is now serving a sentence for the act.
The South Australian Advertiser 21 January 1903
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Mr. and Mrs. Con Ahearn of Virginia City, Nevada, were the guests of the latter's sister-in-law, Mrs. William Armour in this city Sunday. Mrs. and Mrs. Ahearn, who are well known in San Jose are prominent society people of the Silver State city. Recently Mrs. and Mrs. Ahearn purchased the International Hotel in Virginia City, a hostelry well known to the traveling public in that section of the country, and they have been in San Francisco the past week procuring new furniture and other appointments for the comfort and convenience of their patrons.
San Jose Evening News 26 January 1903
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A Moree message to the Sydney Telegraph states:— Last night about 8.30 Horace Charles Ezzy, aged 18 years, committed suicide at the Post-office Hotel, under peculiar circumstances. An inquest was held at the Court today, before the Coroner. It appears that deceased had been keeping company with a girl, Kitty Ahearn, with whom he quarreled because she persisted in attending a surprise party, to which he objected to her going. Miss Ahearn, with others, was getting ready for the party, when Ezzy came to the bedroom door, and said he would not allow her to go. She stated her intention of going, and he then made a grab at her, catching her by the shoulder with his left hand. He held a half-open razor in the other. Miss Ahearn succeeded in getting away from him, and ran into the hotel bar. Ezzy then ran into the bedroom, locked himself in, and cut his throat. The door had to be forced, and he was then found lying under the bed with his throat cut from ear to ear. He was pulled out by two men, and staggered to his feet, but died almost instantaneously. Kitty Ahearn, while giving evidence at the inquest, was greatly agitated, and had to be removed. Some months since her throat was cut by a man at Boggabri, near Gunneduh, and the man is how serving a sentence for it.
Poverty Bay Herald 29 January 1903
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Timothy C. O'Hearn is slated for the position of superintendent of lamps, in place of Charles F. Hopewell, who holds both this position and that of superintendent of wires. Mr. O'Hearn lives at 43 Cedar st., North Cambridge, and is an instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Boston Globe 7 February 1903
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Pittsfield Man Bequeaths Bulk of His Estate to His Daughter,
Miss Anna L. Dawes.
PITTSFIELD, Mass., Feb. 11—The will of the late Henry L. Dawes was filed for probate in the Berkshire court this evening. His daughter, Miss Anna L. Dawes, is named as executrix. He leaves instructions for the erection of a suitable monument, and makes the following bequests:

To his sons, Chester Mitchell Dawes of Chicago and Henry L. Dawes Jr. of this city, and his grandson, Henry L. Dawes 3d, $500 each; to his daughters-in-law, Ada B. Dawes of Chicago and Catherine P. Dawes of Pittsfield, $300, to a granddaughter, Electa Sanderson Dawes of Chicago, deceased, $300; to his coachman, Patrick O'Hearn, $200. To his daughter, Anna L. Dawes, who has devoted her life to the care and comfort of her parents, is bequeathed the remainder of the estate, with the approval of his sons. The estate is estimated at about $30,000.

The Boston Globe 12 February 1903
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Their Character and Extent—
Opportunities for Government Forestry—
A Splendid Field for Young foresters.
Mr. Gifford Pinchot, Chief of the Bureau of Forestry, has returned from the Philippines, where he was sent last August by Secretary Wilson, at the request of Secretary of War, to report on the forest policy of the islands. A personal examination of the Philippine forests and a study of market conditions have convinced Mr. Pinchot of the value of the very great opportunities on the Islands for government forestry. "Both for forestry and foresters," he says, "the Philippines offer the finest field I know of. The Forestry Bureau of the islands, under Capt. Geo. P. Ahern, has charge of the development of valuable forests composed of trees the names of which are mostly unfamiliar to Americans and of whose habits we know comparatively nothing. An unlimited field for profitable study is offered the young foresters now entering the Philippine service. The objection that the islands are dangerously unhealthy is a mistaken one. I believe that a man who takes care of himself may work with entire safety in the Philippines."

On a gunboat placed at his disposal by Governor Taft, Mr. Pinchot, in company with Capitan [sic] Ahern, made a trip of 3,000 miles among the islands. The sailing was done at night, when possible; landings were made in the day and the forests of all the larger islands and of many of the smaller ones were examined. "Probably more than half the area of the islands is in forest," says Mr. Pinchot. "The best timber I saw was in Mindanao, on the road built by the army from the coast to Linao, where the fighting with the Moros has been going on. There the best trees are 150 to 175 feet high, with clear lengths of 90 to 100 feet and diameters of 3 to 6 feet. The forest is dense and interwoven with creepers, and progress through it is often impossible without cutting a way. The islands contain large areas without forest, as along the railroad from Manila to Dagupan. Nearly the whole island of Cebu and parts of Panay are without forests. On the other hand, Mindanao and Paragua are nearly all in forest.

"The pine of the Benguet province is about the only tree which an American in the Philippines will recognize. Although nearly 700 species have been described and classified, doubtless many Philippine trees still remain unknown. Very many of the timbers are fine cabinet woods; nearly all are heavy, and many sink in water. At present their use is limited entirely by their ability to withstand the attacks of the teredo and the white ant. "Lumbering is a problem on the islands. The death of nearly all the caribou has in some places reduced the industry to the employment of hand labor entirely, which is scarce and unsatisfactory. What lumbering is now going on is of the most primitive sort. I have seen heavy logs hauled with tackles by hand. A considerable part of the timber used on the islands is imported from the United States."

Mr. Pinchot journeyed to the Philippines by the way of Russia, where he found an efficient and highly developed system of government forestry. He visited the forest schools of St. Petersburg and Moscow, met the forest officials and made trips with them into the woods. He also observed the planting on the steppes. Of the Russian forests Mr. Pinchot says: "They are very good, as a whole, though not to be compared with those of our own Pacific coast. Across Russia and Siberia, from Moscow to the borders of Manchuria, one is never out of sight of trees." Mr. Pinchot will make a complete report on his observations in the Philippines.

The Coconino Sun 14 February 1903
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Ahern's Right Leg Broken.
While Maurice Ahern, 62 years, of 19 East Canton st., was picking up junk in the rear of 3 Randall st. at 5:20 last evening a piece of iron fell on his right leg breaking it above the ankle. He was taken to the City hospital relief station.
The Boston Globe 17 February 1903
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Young Men Charged with Burglary and Larceny
of Cigars, Cigarettes and Whisky Saturday Night.
As patrolman Lamb of the day force was relieving patrolman Mcauliffe, the night man, at Salem and Hanover sts. about 8 yesterday morning, a man who keeps a store nearby pointed out a group of young men who had, he declared, tried to sell a lot of cigars and cigarettes.

When the policemen looked down the street they saw five in the group moving along Salem st and taking up most of the sidewalk. Lamb went into a restaurant nearby, and, taking off his uniform coat, slipped on a jacket and hat. Then he made a detour down Endicott st, and, coming up Morton st ahead of the young men, caught a glimpse of one of them peeking around the corner. The one who was peeking started to run as soon as he saw that Lamb was heading for him. The policeman gave chase and overtook the fugitive before he had gone far. He said he was James Ahearn, 20 years, of 263 3d st, South Boston. Lamb started back up Salem st with his prisoner, the other four having hurried that way when they saw Lamb's act. McAuliffe was waiting for them. As they approached him he stretched out his arms and pushed all four into a doorway, where he kept them until Lamb came up. Then the five put up a battle and tried to get away. It was lively for a few moments. It was not until the policemen threatened to club them that they submitted and walked to station 1 as prisoners. The four described themselves as Peter Merton, 22 years, 249 Bolton st; James Carron, 21, 245 Bolton st; Joseph Flynn, 18, 282 D st, and John Murphy, 16, 214 4th st. When they were searched 100 cigars, 500 cigarettes and 3 bottles of whisky were found.

For a long time they defied all efforts the police made to get them to tell where the goods belonged. Finally one of the young men said they were stolen, but would not tell from what place. Police headquarters was notified of the arrests and then it was learned that the old Hancock tavern had been broken into and a lot of such goods carried away. The goods were later identified as having been taken from that place. Entrance was obtained by breaking a window. The five defendants will be arraigned in court today on a charge of burglary.

The Boston Globe 2 March 1903
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   REDDING, March 9.—Detective William Ahern of the Southern Pacific Company, while passing through Redding this morning on his way to Keswick, stated that the railroad company would take a hand in the strike. The strikers have been in the habit of gathering at depot grounds in Keswick station and through peaceful intercession have prevented men from going to work at the smelter.
   Ahern said this gathering of strikers at stations and stopping of arrivals must stop; that if he can't stop it himself, he will arrange to have uniformed police sent by the company in sufficient numbers to stop it.
Oakland Tribune 9 March 1903
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The Assizes were opened on Friday. The following Grand Jury were sworn :— . . . Maurice Lloyd Ahern, . . . 
The Irish Times 14 March 1903
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Assistant Inspector in Cambridge Electrical Department.
Herbert H. Berry, assistant inspector in the electrical department of the city of Cambridge, has resigned and the resignation will go into effect this morning. In conversation with a Globe reporter last night, Mr. Berry said there was no feeling between him and city electrician O'Hearn on account of his leaving the employ of the city. He had been promised an increase of salary, but his work was to constitute line work, which meant that he was to have been taken from signal and inspection work. As the line work was outside and meant the climbing of poles, etc. Mr. Berry did not wish to remain, so he announced to Mr. O'Hearn Saturday that he would leave the department as soon as possible. Mr. O'Hearn expressed his regrets, and asked him to stay until today, to which he agreed. Mr. Berry has been in the employ of the city four years. Today he will go to Maine, where he will make preparations to start in the electrical business.
The Boston Globe 20 April 1903
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Chief Gunner's Mate Dan O'Hearn has been created a warrant officer on the Marion and appointed gunner, vice Schule. Gunner's Mate Hilton has been appointed to the position just vacated by O'Hearn.
San Francisco Call 29 March 1903
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Michael Ahern has secured a position as street car conductor in Des Moines.
Ottumwa Daily Courier 11 April 1903
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Those who have entertained and been away
Miss Lockerman, of Blackbird, spent Saturday with her aunt, Mrs. William Ahern.
The Middletown Transcript 18 April 1903
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Thomas O'Hern is working at the coal and lumber yard.
The Concord Enterprise 29 April 1903
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The stockholders of the new bank recently organized at Galena met to-day and elected the following Board of Directors: Dr. E. A. Scott, president; Henry Parr, vice president; L. R. Vansant, Thomas Massey, J. F. Ahearn, E. S. Short and R. L. Duhammell, directors. Richard Walls was chosen cashier.
Philadelphia Inquirer 7 May 1903
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Notice of Tax Taking
The owners and occupants of the following described parcels of real estate situated in the Town of Arlington, in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the public, are hereby notified that the taxes thereon severally assessed for the years hereinafter specified, according to the lists committed to me as Collector of Taxes for said Town of Arlington, by the Assessors of taxes, remain unpaid, and the smallest undivided part of said land sufficient to satisfy said taxes, with interest and all legal costs and charges, or the whole of said land, if no person offers to take an undivided part thereof, will be offered for sale by public auction at the Collector's office, Town Hall Building, in said Arlington, on June 1st, 1903 at ten o'clock, A.M., for the payment of said taxes with interest, cost and charges thereon, unless the same shall be previously discharged.

House, stable and 12,775 sq. ft. of land at 21 Webster street, described as follows:— Beginning on Webster st., 79 ft. from southerly line of Warren street; thence by Webster street 100 ft. to land of Charles T. Scannell; thence southerly 126.48 ft.; thence easterly on land now or formerly of Whittemore heirs 98 ft.; thence northerly 132 feet to point of beginning, containing 12,775 sq. ft., being property conveyed by Kezia H. Cowin, Sept. 1, 1888, recorded at Middlesex South District Registry Deeds, Book 1870, page 78.
Tax for 1902, $66.35
Arlington Advocate 9 May 1903
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Ahern, His Spouse and the Missile.
John Ahern, 28 years old, of 71 Middlesex st. was treated at the Emergency hospital last evening for a badly contused and cut head. He said he had had an argument with his better half, and that in the heat of discussion she had thrown some hard missile at him. She was a good shot. Six stitches were taken.
The Boston Globe 16 May 1903
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Cresco, Ia., May 18.—While attempting to board a passenger train at this point T. Ahern, roadmaster of the Iowa and Minnesota division of the Milwaukee and St. Paul railway, fell under the wheels and was instantly killed, his body being almost cut in two. He had been roadmaster of this division over thirty years.
Chicago Tribune 20 May 1903
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Killed at Cresco.
Cresco, May 20.—Timothy Ahern, for many years roadmaster of the Iowa and Minnesota division of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway, while attempting to board a moving train here Sunday was thrown under the cars and instantly killed. As train No. 3 was pulling out of the station he and another man attempted to board the same platform at the same time. Mr. Ahern was thrown back against a baggage truck alongside the track and knocked under the wheels. One arm was literally torn to shreds and his chest crushed. Death was instantaneous. Thirty minutes after the accident the body was at the undertaker's being prepared for shipment to the family home at Calmar.
Dubuque Telegraph-Herald 20 May 1903
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Road Master Ahern Killed.
After riding on the cars for twenty-five years or more in his capacity as roadmaster of the I. & M. division of the Milwaukee road, Tim Ahern's life was instantly snuffed out in front of the Cresco depot Monday, says the Plain Dealer. According to the collective accounts of those who saw the accident, he had got off the train, as was his custom, and talked with [missing text] just been unloaded [missing text] trucks and was knocked [missing text] platform of the first coach and fell on the track the hind truck of the last coach passing over his body, crushing in his chest, grinding off one arm and cutting his head. The deceased was about 67 years of age and leaves a wife and daughter at Calmar. A. W. Lange, of Postville, who was at Cresco on business that day, was returning on the same train, the 12:50 p.m. passenger, and was an eye witness of this awful accident.
Postville Review 22 May 1903
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From an exchange we learn that Tim Ahern, for 25 years road master of the Iowa and Minnesota division of the C. M. & St. P. Ry., was killed at Cresco Monday. He attempted to board the 12:30 passenger as it was pulling out and was knocked from the step by some trunks that had just been unloaded from the train, the hind trucks of the last coach passing over his chest, crushing it, cutting off his left arm and injuring his head. His home was at Calmar. He was 67 years of age and leaves a wife, two daughters and one son. We understand that he was quite well known in Lawler and vicinity.
Elgin Echo 28 May 1903
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"Glad Hand" and Davis Pay $1,000 License Fee.
Will Await Action at Council Meeting Tuesday Night—
Arid Champaign Guzzlers to Be Irrigated
"Glad Hand" Ahern and Ed Davis came to the rescue of the thirst-ridden public of Champaign by depositing with the city the first installment, $500, of the $1,000 saloon license fee yesterday afternoon. Those who are thirsty may beginning with early this morning quench their thirsts over their bars. There were others, it was said, ready to follow the suit of "Glad Hand" and Davis but just as soon as Mayor Swigart had performed his official function n connection with the licenses he left the city. That at least was the word given out but it is said that the mayor took a car to the University at 4:20 yesterday afternoon about five minutes after the two early bird saloonists had taken out their permits to irrigate the arid throats of the city.

As soon as the other saloonists heard of the action of "Glad Hand" and Davis they were greatly incensed, to express their feelings mildly. The charge that Ahern was really the originator of the $1,000 license plan was freely reiterated. It was said by some of the saloonists last night that Ahern and Davis were suffering with a bad case of cold feet and that they were seriously considering keeping their places closed till after the council meeting Tuesday night. Whether they will or not will be known this morning. It was reported that P. T. Barnum Matheney and Thomas Coffee among others were anxious to take out a license when they heard Ahern and Davis had broken the ice but Mr. Matheney last night denied that and stated that the members of the association would keep their places closed at least until after the council meeting, as the matter of the license fee was yet to be settled.

Urbana Daily Courier 30 May 1903
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He Is the Boy on the Burning Deck.
Sticks Where All But Him Have Fled—
Others Bide Their Time Till Council Meets.
"Glad Hand" Ahern was the only saloonist in the city of Champaign to pour "stoves" into the freezing figures of the citizens of Champaign last night. Ed Davis, the other saloonist who took out license on the $1,000 plan per, decided that owing to the mayor absenting himself from the city immediately after the two licenses were issued that his brothers in business did not have a fair shake and he thought he would not be one to take what he thought would be an unfair advantage of the others. The saloon men's organization in Champaign is in a labyrinth over action of "Glad Hand" and just what they will do in the future depends on the action the council takes on the license question Tuesday night.
Urbana Daily Courier 31 May 1903
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B. J. Ahern of the United States secret service bureau has installed a station at Seattle and established the Bertillon [criminal identification] system therein.
Chicago Tribune 5 June 1903
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(By Telegraph from Our Correspondents.)
LONGREACH, June 8.   
The following are the latest, stock passings:—9000 wethers from Sesbania to Yandilla, Gore and Company owners ; 6500 wethers from Runnymede to Barrow owner in charge ; 900 wethers from Corfield to Lake's Creek, C.Q.M.F. Company owners ; 15 horses from Longreach to Clermont, James Ahern owner in charge ; 16 horses from Longreach to Barcaldine, George Medill owner in charge ; 16 horses from Budgery Farm to Burketown, P. Callaghan owner in charge ; 50 bullocks from Warrnambool Downs to Amby, Queensland Estates owners, E. E. Turner in charge.
The Brisbane Courier 10 June 1903
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Attempts Suicide on Trolley Car.
New Haven, June 11.—Miss Nellie Ahern, daughter of John Ahern, of 11 Daggett street, is at the New Haven hospital, suffering from poisoning by carbolic acid, which it is alleged she took with suicidal intent about 1 o'clock this morning while riding on at [sic] West Haven trolley car. The officials at the hospital state that she is very badly burned about the mouth, but as far as they have been able to learn very little of the acid reached her stomach. They think that the young lady will recover.
Naugatuck Daily News 11 June 1903
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Well-Earned Diplomas Presented to Brilliant Graduates of 1903.
The University of Iowa commencement of 1903 is a thing of the past. The exercises were held in the great tent west of the campus this morning. A vast throng packed the tent. . . . 
Timothy Joseph Ahern, Calmar.
Iowa State Press 17 June 1903
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Medford Police Believe Discovery
Has No Bearing on Sturtevant Murder Mystery.
MEDFORD. June 16—The finding of a revolver in the Mystic river in Arlington, near the Harvard-av bridge, by a young boy, which has just come to light, has aroused in some Quarters a question whether or not it might have some connection with the murder of Miss Nellie A. Sturtevant on the night of May 6. The weapon with which the fatal shot was fired was a .32-caliber revolver. It has never been found by the police, although diligent search has been made. The weapon found by the boy is of the same caliber, and three cartridges were missing from its chambers, the same number as were fired at the time of the murder on Chester av.

As the story is told, Frank McCarthy, 12 years old, son of Oliver McCarthy of 95 Decatur st, Arlington, found the revolver in the bed of the river while wading around in the water about a week ago. He showed the weapon to several of the neighbors, and finally to his father who took it from him and removed the cartridge chamber before giving it to him to play with. The father threw away the chamber, as well as the cartridges remaining in it, and the rest of the revolver, after being passed around among the boys of the neighborhood, was lost.

Soon after the discovery of the weapon, a young man named Thomas Ahearn, employed by the town of Arlington, and living on North Union st. in that town, reported that he had thrown the revolver in the river about a year ago, having taken it from a man named James Hagan, now dead, who had been carrying it. A search was made for the weapon today, but no trace of it could be found. The matter has been reported to the Medford police. Chief Holmes said tonight that he would investigate the matter fully, although he put very little faith in it having any bearing on the case. Since the murder was committed, the chief said, a large number of weapons have been delivered to the Police of this city, but none of them had any bearing on it. The general impression is that Ahearn is telling straight story.

The Boston Globe 17 June 1903
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Supposed Thief Slays Patrolman at New-Rochelle.

The policeman who was murdered In New-Rochelle.
   Patrolman Maurice Ahearn, of the New-Rochelle force, was murdered early yesterday morning by a man, believed to be a burglar, whom he encountered coming out of Rochelle Park, a fine residence section of that city, carrying a bag on his back. The murder was one of the most vicious ever committed in New-Rochelle. The slayer literally riddled Ahearn's body with bullets. The policeman died on the lawn of Joseph T. Brown, vice-president of the Knickerbocker Trust Company. Colonel E. Lyman Bill, of the New-Rochelle Police Board, announced that the city would give a reward of $500 for the detection of the murderer, and said that the Rochelle Park Association probably would add $500 more.
   The New-Rochelle Knights of Columbus, of which the murdered man was a member have made arrangements with Dr. Longest, of Boston, for a pack of bloodhounds wherewith to trace the murderer. The hounds are expected to arrive from Boston at 7 o'clock this morning, and will at once be put on the murderer's trail. The murder occurred at about 1:15 o'clock directly in front of the home of Mr. Brown, and across the street from the house of Mrs. J. H. Hawkins, a widow, who lives in No. 75 Manhattan-ave. Dr. W. F. Johnson, a young dentist, of New-York, who was at his bedroom window, on the second floor of the Hawkins home, where he was boarding, was the only witness of the encounter.
   Dr. Johnson says that he was aroused by hearing some one talking loudly across the street. He went to the window, and saw that the policeman had stopped a stranger and was questioning him. The stranger was short and thickset and carried a bag over his shoulder. "You'll have to show me what you've got in that bag or I'll lock you up." Dr. Johnson heard Ahearn say. "It's none of your business what's in the bag." replied the man gruffly. "The stuff that's in it belongs to me, and that's all you need to know." Dr. Johnson noticed that the man spoke with an Italian accent. "I believe you're a burglar," said Ahearn, as he took the stranger by the arm. "You'll have to go over with me to the station house and give an account of yourself." Then the man suddenly grabbed the policeman by the throat. Ahearn was a powerfully built man, with broad shoulders. When he saw that the stranger meant to fight he at first wrestled with him on the lawn, and then, finding himself evenly matched, drew his night stick and began to beat the man over the head. At each blow the man would curse or give a shriek of pain.
   Dr. Johnson says that the men fought over the lawn for fully five minutes, when suddenly he heard Ahearn shout: "Help, help! I'm shot!" As Ahearn staggered backward and fell the dentist noticed that he had his hand in his hip pocket, as if he had been trying to draw his revolver.
   As the policeman lay on the ground the murderer, who had started to run away, turned back and, standing over him, fired three more shots. As he fired he exclaimed, "I'll show you what's in this bag!" He then walked coolly away toward the main entrance of the park. Dr. Johnson rushed down-stairs and telephoned to the police. Then he went out on the lawn and found several other neighbors who had been aroused by the shooting.
   Sergeant Kelly sent out a general alarm to the police of New-York and the Westchester and Connecticut towns, and, although within fifteen minutes after the crime was committed he had half a dozen policemen scouring the park and surrounding country for the murderer, no trace of the man was found.
   Coroner Ulrich Wiesendanger, who lives in Yonkers, made a record drive across country to New-Rochelle and arrived thirty-five minutes after he was called by telephone. He ordered the body of the police man removed to the morgue, and joined in the search for the murderer.
   The only clew left by the murderer is some sheathing, a coarse kind of straw used by florists in packing flowers. The police believe that he carried this in the bag to prevent silverware from rattling. At noon yesterday Chief Timmons had not been informed that any house in the park had been robbed. He said that if a burglary had been committed the thief evidently had entered some furnished house which is unoccupied, and that the owners might not report it for several days. He had his men looking up all of the unoccupied houses.
   Angelo Bonevento, an Italian, was arrested at 8 a. m. by the Port Chester police, on suspicion. He was taken to New-Rochelle in the afternoon. He is twenty-six years old and lives in Greenwich. He carried a .32 caliber revolver, the same size as was used by the murderer, and had fragments of burlap on his coat, which looked like the fragments of the sheathing found in the roadway where the policeman struggled with his assailant. Sergeant Cody, who examined the revolver, is of the opinion that it has not been fired off in several months. The Italian said he got the straw and burlap on his coat from sleeping in a baker's wagon in Port Chester. The most suspicious indications about the Italian are bloodspots on his clothing and a deep scratch on his face. He is unable to explain how he received them.
   The murdered policeman was known as one of the best men on the force. About a year ago he encountered a burglar going through the park carrying a bag of stolen silverware, and locked him up. The man proved to be a professional crook, and is now serving a term in Sing Sing Prison. Ahearn probably would have captured his man yesterday morning if he could have drawn his revolver in time to have fired the first shot, but when he reached to get it he must have found it entangled in a tobacco pouch. His act in thrusting his tobacco pouch in his pocket with his revolver probably cost him his life.
   Ahearn was single, about thirty-three years old. He had been a watchman and policeman for seven years. He lived with his cousin, James Gahan, a builder, of New-Rochelle and his only other relative in this country is a brother, Patrick Ahearn, of No. 204 East One hundred and seventh st., Manhattan, an employe of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company.
New-York Tribune 21 June 1903
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Assailant of New Rochelle Watchman Made Murder Sure.
Supposed Burglar Killed Employe of Wealthy Residents
Italian Suspect Held at Port Chester
NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y., June 20.—Maurice Ahearn, a private watchman in Rochelle Park, was murdered this morning by a supposed burglar. While on duty about 1:15 o'clock this morning the watchman saw a man with a bag over his shoulder, and stopping him asked what he carried. The stranger replied that it was none of Ahearn's business. The men came to blows, and a few seconds later several shots were fired. Residents of the park who were aroused by the firing hastened from their houses and found Ahearn lying in Manhattan Avenue. A bullet had entered his body over the heart, and he died soon afterward.
The shooting was in front of the residence of Joseph P. Brown, Vice President of the Knickerbocker Trust. Dr. Johnson, who had been sitting up with a sick friend, heard all that passed between the murderer and his victim. He says that the men grappled and rolled on the ground. After a short struggle the watchman regained his feet, and kept a grip on his opponent's collar. The stranger drew a revolver and, placing it against Ahearn's breast, fired, the bullet entering the watchman's body over the heart.
Dr. Johnson says that the man after having fired the shot put his revolver back into his pocket and walked away slowly. After going a short distance he returned to where Ahearn was lying, and, placing the revolver to the watchman's neck, fired a second shot. Then he fired a third shot into Ahearn's right side. After firing the third shot the murderer fled.
Dr. Johnson rushed from the house, and on reaching Ahearn found that the man was dying. He hastened back to the house and telephoned to the police. Sergt. Kelly sent several policemen to the scene of the murder and others to the railroad stations. He also telephoned to the police stations of nearby places to keep a lookout for the fugitive.
Ahearn was thirty-two years old and unmarried. He had been employed by the residents of Rochelle Park, which is a fashionable section of the town, for several years.
Col. Edward Lyman Bill, President of the Police Board, has offered a reward of $1,000 for the capture of the murderer. Of this sum, $500 is offered on behalf of the city and $500 on behalf of the Rochelle Park Association.
The Knights of Columbus, of which Ahearn was a member, have sent to Boston for a bloodhound, which will be put on the trail of the murderer.
The Italian arrested in Port Chester has been brought here, and the police, after investigating his story, said that they believed that he had accounted for his whereabouts at the time of the shooting, though he is still held. The real murderer may be hiding in New Rochelle.
New York Times 21 June 1903
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Police of New Rochelle Unable to Find the Slayer of Policeman Ahearn
   NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y., June 21—Although every possible clue has been followed by police of this city since yesterday morning, they have not found the man who murdered Special Policeman Maurice Ahearn in New Rochelle Park yesterday morning. The blood lost by the murderer—which marks the ground about where he and the officer had the struggle before the shooting is being carefully guarded so that a bloodhound which is to be brought here from Boston by the Knights of Columbus may be allowed to smell of it and perhaps trace the criminal.
   Chief Timmins and his men have ransacked every Italian settlement looking for the man who they believe was badly battered before he killed Ahearn. The officer used his club and fists. His right hand is swollen, and the knuckles show bruises where they were brought into contact with the face of the man, possibly breaking his nose. No injured man was found among the Italians.
   Ahearn's death was referred to in the Catholic Church of the Blessed Sacrament, of which he was a member, and in the Methodist church to-day. That he fell in performing his duty was pointed out. It was said, too, that he was killed as a partial result of his own forbearance because he tried to arrest the man without violence.
   Ahearn's body was this morning removed to a vacant house in West New Rochelle, which has been engaged by the Knights of Columbus. Tuesday morning the funeral will be held in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament.
   The Italian, Angelo Donavento, who was arrested yesterday at Port Chester on suspicion of being concerned in the crime, has been released. His story of his movements on Thursday and Friday nights was verified.
   Ahearn's body was examined officially to-day. The bullet which is supposed to have been first fired was found not to have been fatal. It may have served to knock down the officer for it landed just above the heart and struck on a rib. Another bullet his a buckle on his suspenders and glanced off. The other two bullets inflicted wounds either of which would have been fatal. One was fired into the neck and punctured the jugular vein. The other went into the back and caused internal hemorrhages.
   Chief of Police Timmins said to-night that the only hope he saw of catching the murderer was in his being so badly injured he would have to seek medical attention.
New York Times 22 June 1903
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Guardian of Millionaire Colony Shot While on Duty.
Special Policeman Intercepts Man With Booty and Is Murdered In a Scuffle — Bloodhound to Trace Criminal.
   New Rochelle, N. Y., June 22.—Roused by the fatal shooting of Special Policeman Maurice Ahearn in New Rochelle park by a man whom the Westchester police believe to have been an Italian burglar, several millionaire residents of New Rochelle have started a large reward fund for information leading to the capture and conviction of the murderer.
   While on duty in the early morning the policeman saw a man with a bag over his shoulder and, stopping him, asked what he carried. The stranger replied that it was none of Ahearn's business. The men came to blows and a few seconds later several shots were fired. A bullet entered Ahearn's body over the heart, and he died soon afterwards.
Bloodhound to Hunt Murderer.
   The Knights of Columbus, of which Ahearn was a member, have sent to Boston for a bloodhound, which will be put on the trail of the murderer.
   Dr. Johnson, who had been sitting up with a sick friend, saw all that passed between the murderer and his victim. He says that the men grappled and rolled on the ground. After a short struggle the policeman regained his feet and kept a grip on his opponent's collar. The stranger drew a revolver and, placing it against Ahearn's breast, fired, the bullet entering the policeman's body over the heart.
   Dr. Johnson says that the man after having fired the shot put his revolver back into his pocket and walked away slowly. After going a short distance he returned to where Ahearn was laying and, placing the revolver to the policeman's neck, fired a second shot. Then he fired a third shot into Ahearn's right side. After firing the third shot the murderer fled.
Lock Haven Express 22 June 1903
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Patrolman Graham of station 4 arraigned Patrick Ahearn on a charge of drunkenness. Ahearn appeared at the South station late Saturday evening with a jag which was so conspicuous that a gateman, a brakeman and a porter were sent for a policeman to lock Ahearn and his jag up. "Fine him $10," said Judge Forsaith to clerk Lord.
The Boston Globe 22 June 1903
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NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y., June 22.—It is believed by the police that the murderer of Special Officer Ahearn is now in the Police Headquarters and is dying.
An Italian was found at Tuckahoe this evening who, it is said, answers the description of the murderer, slight as it was. He is badly battered up. His face shows signs of a severe beating, such a one as Ahearn administered to the man he had the struggle with.
He was brought to the Police Headquarters here and is in such a bad condition that a priest was summoned to administer to him the last rites of the Church.
The man says he is Francisco Casse, and is in such a state as to be practically unable to talk. If he is the murderer he has been in hiding in the wooded land to the north of the city, and how in his beaten and bruised condition he ever reached Tuckahoe is uncertain. From his condition now it seems almost impossible that he should have been able to travel a mile. Of course he has probably been more or less without food, and this further weakened him.
The bloodhound which the Knights of Columbus secured from Boston arrived tonight, and at a late hour was taken to the scene of the murder of Ahearn. An effort is being made to have him take up the scent.
New York Times 23 June 1903
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Man With Wounds on His Head Arrested as Slayer of Policeman Ahearn.
Prisoner Denies Having Been in the Town and Says a Fall Caused His Hurts.
   The efforts of the police and Pinkerton men to capture the murderer of Policeman Maurice Ahearn, of New Rochelle, resulted late last night in an important arrest. Frank Peff, thirty years old, was captured at a house on the California road, a lonely place on the dividing line between New Rochelle, Mount Vernon and Eastchester. With Peff the police arrested his brother and five others, including a woman, who are held as witnesses.
   Peff's hand is badly cut and two of his fingers are bruised. The police believe that the wounds, which are fresh, were inflicted by the murdered policeman in his death struggle.
   The prisoner declared that he had not been in New Rochelle since June 14. Chief Timmons says he can prove that he has been in New Rochelle nearly every night for two weeks, and that he was near Rochelle Park on the morning of the murder.
   The police learned of the presence of a wounded man at the boarding-house, and Sergt. Cody and Patrolmen De Veagh, Fanelli and McSweeny were sent there. They surrounded the house and after an hour saw Peff coming down the road from the Tuckahoe marble quarries, where he is employed. When Peff saw the policemen he started to run away. Sergt. Cody drawing his revolver halted him and put handcuffs on him.
Priest Called to Identify Him.
   As soon as the arrests were made known the police station was surrounded by a mob. Chief Timmons and Coroner Wiesendanger were obliged to lock the doors. Father Manzello, the Italian priest of New Rochelle, went to the station house and was admitted, remained half an hour and hurried away. The police declined to tell what his mission was, but it was reported that he had been called to identify Peff.
   Chief Timmons said several facts connected Peff with the crime. His clothing is said to be spotted with blood, and he had a paper to tobacco in his pocket of the same brand as that which was dropped on the lawn where Ahearn and his assailant fought. The police and coroner had an all-night session, examining the prisoner and the inmates of the house.
   Dr. W. F. Johnson, who saw the murder from his bedroom window, was taken to Peff's cell, and after looking at him, said he was about the size of the murderer.
   Peff's foot almost fits the impression made by the murderer. His clothing and effects will be examined under a microscope to-day.
Says He Fell Over a Stone Fence.
   Peff explains the cut and bruises on his head by saying that he fell over a stone fence while returning home from New Rochelle, June 14. Physicians are positive that the cuts are not more than three days old.
   The bloodhound lent by Dr. Longest, of Boston, to trail the murderer, failed to arrive yesterday, but will be here to-day.
   The funeral of Policeman Ahearn will be held at 10.30 A.M. to-day. Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament by the Rev. Thomas P. McLaughlin. Six members of the New Rochelle force, all Knights of Columbus, will be pall-bearers. The body will be in the church until 3 P.M.
Man Begging In South Norwalk, Conn., Held on Suspicion.
   SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., June 22.—The police have in custody to-night a man who they believe is wanted in New Rochelle, N. Y., for the murder of Policeman Ahearn. He [was] found in East Norwalk to-day, begging for food. He had a bicycle for which he could not account and refused to say where he has been for the past three days. The prisoner, who says his name is Edward Lenler, speaks French. His forehead is scratched, his nose bruised and there is a lump on his head. He says he is a French Canadian and that he last worked in Warren, R. I.
The World 23 June 1903
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Police Arrest Italian with Suspicious Wounds.
   The efforts of the police and Pinkerton men to capture the murderer of Policeman Maurice Ahearn, of New-Rochelle, were rewarded last night by an important arrest. The prisoner is Frank Peff [sic], an Italian, thirty years old, who was captured at a house in the California Road, a lonely place on the dividing line between New-Rochelle, Mount Vernon and the town of East Chester. With Peff the police arrested his brother and brought in five other Italians, including one woman. who are held as witnesses. The Italian who is under arrest has his head badly cut and two fingers bruised, and the police believe that the wounds, which are fresh. were inflicted by the murdered officer in the death struggle he bad with the assassin. The prisoner declares that he has not been in New-Rochelle since June 14, while Chief Timmons says that he has witnesses to prove that he has been In New-Rochelle nearly every night for two weeks, and that he was near Rochelle Park on the morning that the policeman was shot to death.
   The arrest of Peff was made about 9 p. m. The police learned of the presence of the injured man at the boarding, house and Chief Timmons sent sergeant Cody and Patrolmen Devaugh, Fanelli and McSweeney to capture him. The officers surrounded the home, and after waiting an hour saw Peff coming down the road from the Tuckahoe marble quarries, where he is employed. When the Italian saw the officers, he turned and started to run away. Sergeant Cody followed him, and, drawing his revolver, brought him to a halt and handcuffed him. The police took the suspected man to the New-Rochelle line in a carriage, and then boarded a trolley car. The woman and other inmates of the house were also taken.
   At 10 o'clock Father Manzello, the Italian Priest, of New-Rochelle, went to the station and was admitted. His arrival gave rise to the rumor that the prisoner was about to make a confession. The police declined to disclose the mission of the priest. He remained a half hour and then hurried away. It is reported that Father Manzello's visit was for the purpose of looking at the prisoner to see if he could identify him.
   Chief Timmons stated last night that there were several reasons for connecting the Italian with the crime. His clothing is said to bear blood spots, and he had a paper of tobacco in his pocket of the same brand which was dropped on the lawn where Policeman Ahearn and his assailant fought their death duel. The police the coroner held an all night session, examining the prisoner and inmates of the house.
   Dr. W. F. Johnson, the young dentist who witnessed the murder from his bedroom window in the park, was taken to the prisoner's cell, and, after looking at him, said that the man was about the size of the person who slew the policeman. His voice, he said, was about the same as any other Italian.
   Another circumstance which leads the police to suspect Peff is that his foot almost fits the impression made by the murderer. The police have confiscated all of the clothing and personal effects of the prisoner, and will examine them under a microscope to-day. The Italian explains the cut and bruises on his head by saying that he received them in falling over a fence while returning home from New-Rochelle on June 14. He says that the night was so dark that he lost the path and fell over a stone fence. Physicians who examined him last night are positive that the cuts are not more than three days old. The arrest last night is regarded as the most important which has been made. They attach no significance to the arrest of the colored man in Washington, D. C. who was caught riding on a freight train.
   A bloodhound of Dr. Longest, of Boston, arrived at New-Rochelle about midnight, in charge of a servant of the doctor.
   The police took Ahearn's clothes and night stick and let the bloodhound scent them. The animal was then taken to the place of the shooting. The dog started to run about the park. He seemed to trace Ahearn's movements rather than the murderer's, and to go over the ground where the policeman had been patrolling before the shooting. After the dog has exhausted that scent, it is proposed to take him to Police Headquarters and let him smell of the prisoner, and then set him loose again.
   About fifty persons, including Colonel K. Lyman Bill, and members of the Knights of Columbus, watched the bloodhound's movements.
New-York Tribune 23 June 1903
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Bloodhound Search Abandoned—Suspect in Terror.

   The police and Pinkerton detectives who are trying to run down the assassin of Maurice Ahearn, the policeman who was killed In New-Rochelle on Saturday, held an exciting midnight hunt yesterday with a bloodhound. A brief account of this appeared in yesterday's Tribune.
   The hunt was a novel one. The bloodhound, after covering a ten-mile course in the darkness without running the murderer to cover, was taken to police headquarters, where at 3 a. m. yesterday he was turned loose in the cell of Frank Peffo [sic], the Italian suspected of the crime. The ordeal was a terrible one for the suspected man. All persons except those in charge of the hound were excluded from the police station, and the doors were barred. Sergeant Kelly then unlocked the cell door and the dog, which was in the keeping of Frank McGran, a prominent member of the Knights of Columbus, was let in. The Italian, who was sitting on a cot, was greatly frightened at the sight of the big animal. His eyes fairly bulged from his head with terror, and he started to rise, and fell back from weakness. Sergeant Kelly removed the man's hat and allowed the dog to smell it, and the wounds on his head, which are supposed to have been made by the murdered policeman's club. The dog after a few minutes gave up the scent and returned to the corridor, which leads the police to believe that if Peffo killed Ahearn he has since washed all of the blood from his clothing.
   The dog was put on the trail by being allowed to smell the blood which was supposed to have been shed by the murderer when the policeman struck him with his night stick in the death struggle. The club used by Ahearn and the blood stained uniform he wore were also placed under his nose. The animal set out at once through the park, trailing its head near the ground and sniffing and barking. Mr. McGran held to the chain and could hardly keep up with the animal, it went so rapidly. Dr. Foote accompanied him and the remainder of the crowd followed at a safe distance behind. It soon became evident to those in charge of the dog that he was following the beat patrolled by Ahearn the night he was murdered, instead of the route by which his slayer fled. The dog circled round and round the park, with its huge head close to the ground, and picked up every footstep that the policeman is supposed to have made on the night he was murdered. After thoroughly exploring the park and leading his followers a ten mile chase the bloodhound returned to the spot where the tragedy occurred and took up a fresh scent, which it is believed may have been the path taken by the murderer.
   The bloodhound spent the night in a cell at police headquarters and started out fresh yesterday morning to renew the search. He made several rounds of the park in the pelting rain, but the trail was so cold that he could not pick it up again, and at noon the hunt was abandoned.
   Several incriminating facts concerning the Italian were learned yesterday by Coroner Wiesendanger, who is in charge of the case. One was that Peffo was paying attention to a woman in Oak-st., New-Rochelle, and that he had been in the habit of passing through the park when he went to call on her. It was also learned that the raffia which was found on the lawn near where the struggle took place was stolen from the large greenhouses of Henry A. Siebrecht, a florist, of this city, who has nurseries near the park. Peffo formerly worked for Siebrecht, but was discharged seven months ago. Coroner Wiesendanger says that the Italian has told conflicting stories regarding the injuries on his head. He said that he was hurt going over a wire fence, and the police found that the fence he mentioned does not exist. Drs. Emberson and Brennan, who examined the wounds on the prisoner's head, are of the opinion that they were made with a club.
   The funeral of the murdered policeman was held yesterday in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, and was largely attended by the people of New-Rochelle. The body was escorted to the church by the Knights of Columbus, Foresters, and Women's Catholic Benevolent Legion. The coffin was covered with flowers, several of the designs being the gifts of wealthy people in Rochelle Park whose homes Ahearn had guarded for the last five years. Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Thomas P. Mclaughlin. The burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
New-York Tribune 24 June 1903
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Looking For a Criminal
New York, June 23.—The police authorities of New Rochell [sic] have ransacked every house in the Italian quarter in an endeavor to locate the murderer of Special Policeman [Maurice] Ahern, who was killed early Saturday morning by a man believed to have been a burglar. Their efforts were unsuccessful.
Muskogee Daily Phoenix 24 June 1903
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Two Months for Two Coats.
Francis Ahearn, who looked as if he had seen better days, was in East Boston district court this morning, charged with the larceny of two overcoats. He pleaded not guilty, but Judge Emmons found him guilty on both charges and sentenced him to two months in the house of correction, one month on each complaint.
The Boston Globe 24 June 1903
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Of Policeman Ahearn With Blood Hounds at New Rochelle—
An Italian Suspect.
New Rochelle, N. Y., June 24.—Detectives who are trying to run down the assassins of Policeman Ahearn, who was killed Saturday morning in a battle with a man supposed to have been a burglar, have taken part in a midnight hunt for the murderer with a blood hound. The chase, which was novel to the residents of New Rochelle, was witnessed by a score of wealthy men and public officials who followed the blood hound and police at a safe distance.

After covering a 20 mile course in the darkness without running the murderer to cover, the hound was taken to police headquarters, where he was turned loose in the cell of Frank Peffo, an Italian suspected of the crime. The man grew pale as death and trembled with fear as the animal was smelling of his clothing. After spending a few minutes in the cell the hound gave up the scent and returned to the corridor, which leads the police to believe that if Peffo killed Ahearn he has since washed all traces from his clothing.

Grand Forks Daily Herald 25 June 1903
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Italian Suspect Tells of Shooting Rochelle Park Watchman.
Says Victim Fired First, but His Revolver Was Found Undisturbed in His Pocket
NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y., June 25.—Francesco Raffo, the Italian arrested several days ago on suspicion of having killed Maurice Ahearn, the special policeman, in Rochelle Park, on Saturday morning, to-night went on the stand at the Coroner's inquest and admitted his guilt. He asserted that the shooting was done in self-defense and alleged that Ahearn had first abused him and then fired at him. This was contradicted by the fact that Ahearn's pistol apparently never had been drawn and was found in his hip pocket, fully loaded.
Before Raffo confessed several witnesses had added to the evidence against him which had been furnished by Bernardina Seraffo, the girl he was to have married last Sunday, and who washed his stained clothing, and by others who lived in the house with her. His brother, Raffaelo, had tried in vain to clear him by swearing he had not been out of the house, but the evidence was so at variance that the accused man declared that his brother was weak-minded in order to save him from being thought a perjurer.
Raffo is intelligent and apparently well educated. He spoke English fairly well except when laboring under excitement, and then he lapsed into his mother tongue and his words had to be interpreted by Detective Sergeant Petrasine of New York. The accused was cool and even smiling when telling his story. Coroner Weisendanger warned him strongly as to his rights and of the fact that he might be convicted upon his own statement.
Raffo told of his being employed in the marble quarries at Tuckahoe, and continued: “I went to see the girl on Friday night around 6 or 7 o'clock, and stayed there until about 12. My intended wife went to bed about 11 o'clock, leaving me with John, with whom I had several drinks. I crossed to the park, and was at the circle when a man came from behind the bushes. In one hand he had a big pistol and in the other what I thought was a tin pistol. He said: 'Where are you going?' I replied I was going to Tuckahoe. He said that road did lead to Tuckahoe. I said I knew where I was going, having gone over that road many times before. He then in a threatening way said I had better turn back.
“When I turned to go back he struck me on the head three times with the small pistol, which stunned me some. Then he got hold of me. I asked him why he struck me. He replied, `I want to kill you.' He threw me to the ground, and as he did he fell with me. Both of us fought hard, rolling on the ground. We got up, and the man pulled out his pistol. I pulled, too. We both fired together. He fired first. Then I shot five times. I did not think I hit him while I fired the five shots. He was always walking. When he fired he was three feet away. Then he got nearer, about one foot away, and then I fired five shots. He ran away in one direction and I in another. I thought he was a loafer and he had some other loafers behind him.
“My clothes I brought to the house and left the hat in Oak Street. I stopped and picked up the hat after the fight. I was all full of blood. The blood came from the cut on the head. I had two handkerchiefs which I used to wipe off the blood off my face and left them in the Oak Street house. The revolver was in my coat pocket. The man did not come out like an officer but more like a loafer. In changing the clothes I took the coat of Frank Crotche and the hat of Angelo Banzo. They lived at that house.
“Saturday night I came to New Rochelle and stayed for about an hour and a half. I told the folks I was going to Brooklyn, but when I got outside I found it was raining, and changed my mind, going to Tuckahoe instead. Sunday night I was in New Rochelle, and stayed about two hours. I had several dances with my sweetheart at houses of friends of hers.”
The Coroner asked if the residents in the Oak Street house had spoken to him about the stained coat and hat, and the prisoner replied he had nothing to say as to that.
In reply to another question he said that his intended wife had not refused to marry him because of she thought he had shot the watchman. She did not ask him about it on Sunday night. He said, however, that his intended brother-in-law had refused to sanction the marriage after he learned about the fight. That was Sunday.
Giuseppe Raffo, a brother of the accused man, who was arrested to-day by Sergt. Frank Cody and Policeman Sweeney at his home in Brooklyn, testified that when he came to New Rochelle to get the bundle of clothes he did not know there had been a murder. He had lost the bundle, he said, while drunk, but had given the revolver, undisturbed, to his boarding mistress. The police have the weapon. Raffo was held by the Coroner.
A dispute is in prospect over the payment of the reward which was offered for the arrest of the watchman's slayer, as there are several claimants.
New York Times 26 June 1903
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Declares New-Rochelle Policeman Shot at Him.
   The mysterious murder of Policeman Maurice Ahearn in Rochelle Park, at New-Rochelle, on last Saturday, was cleared up late last night when Francisco Raffo, the Italian under arrest for the crime, made a full confession to Coroner Wiesendanger. It was brought about by a clever police ruse. The murderer had confided his crime to Fedalo Seraffo, his sweetheart's brother. Fedalo was brought to the station by Sergeant Cody. Chief Timmons and Policeman Fanelli, the Italian officer, then told him that the murderer had confessed. The Italian, taken off his guard, then told all that he knew about the crime.
   When Raffo was told that his sweetheart and her brother had forsaken him he broke down and made a clean breast of everything. Chief Timmons, Sergeant Cody, Detective Petrosini, of this city, and the Pinkerton detective Bailey heard the confession.
   Raffo declares he did not know Ahearn was a policeman when he shot him. He says he thought Ahearn was a loafer who wanted to molest him. He declares that he shot in self-defence. He was led before the Coroner attired only in undershirt and trousers. He was told of his rights, but declared he wanted to tell the whole story. The following is his confession:
I am a quarryman, and have lived at Tuckahoe for fifteen months. Bernadina Serraffo is my sweetheart and she lives in New-Rochelle. On last Friday night I came to New-Rochelle at 7:30 o'clock to see my girl, who lives in Oak-st. I stayed there five or six hours. My girl went to bed and I stayed till alter 12 o'clock drinking cider with John Peepo, who runs a boarding house where my intended bride lives. I got a little drunk. Then I started to go to Tuckahoe by crossing the New-Haven tracks back of Rochelle Park. I had been that way many times before. I had not gone far when I saw a man come out from behind some bushes. He had a pistol in one hand and a club in the other. When he came toward me he said. "Where are you going?" I replied. "I am going to Tuckahoe. He said the road did not go straight and that I had better go back. I said "No." and he struck me three times on the head and stunned me. Then he got hold of me and I said to him. "Why did you hit me?" and he said. "I will show you." The stranger threw me down and we clinched and rolled all over the ground. I put my leg over his to try to turn him over, and he lifted me in the air. Then it was that he exclaimed. "I must shoot you." I pulled out my gun and said "You shoot me" or "I will shoot you." He fired one shot at me, but I dodged it. I fired five shots at the man, and didn't think I had him as he wheeled away and didn't fall down. The shooting happened near a lamp post in the park, and I didn't know whether I had killed him or not. I had a bag containing my clothes, and I picked it up and ran away. I thought he had some other loafers behind him. My face and head were bleeding from the blows that I had received and the blood flowed down my face. I didn't know the man was a policeman, I thought he was a loafer. My coat, which was covered with blood, my hat and revolver I left in a room I had hired for my intended bride in the Peepo house in Oak-st. I got in this room through a broken window and took another coat and hat belonging to a boarder. I was in New-Rochelle on Saturday and Sunday, and on Sunday night I danced with my girl. That night the people in the house asked me about my coat. They said to me "How about the blood on the coat and hat?" I didn't say anything, but to Fidela Sarraffo I said when I went away last night I met one who wanted to hurt me, and I shot him.
   Raffo declares Ahearn wore no uniform and that he did not display his badge. Chief Timmons said that Dr. W. F. Johnson, the young dentist who witnessed the encounter from a window, heard Ahearn say distinctly: "I am an officer. If you don't show me what's in that bundle I'll take you to the station." The revolver found in Ahearn's pocket after his death was fully loaded.
New-York Tribune 26 June 1903
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Found in His Affianced's Home, It Led to the Capture of Raffo.
   The story of how the murderer of Policeman Maurice Ahearn, of New Rochelle, was traced and captured was given out at New Rochelle yesterday after Francesco Raffo had signed his confession. The capture resulted from the finding of a pocket handkerchief.
   The handkerchief was found at the home of Raffo's sweetheart, No. 99 Oak street, on Sunday while Sergt. Cody with three policemen was making a search of all of the houses in the city occupied by Italians. Sergt. Cody toticed [sic] the handkerchief lying in a sink, and found that it was covered with blood. He asked the De Peepo family, with whom Raffo's affianced resided, who owned it, and they said Raffo. They then showed him three other handkerchiefs which were marked with blood. The police arrested Raffo and took the De Peepo family and the girl, Bernardina, whom Raffo was to marry, to the New Rochelle Police Station.
   Bernardina finally broke down and confessed to having washed a bloody coat. Her brother also told how Raffo had admitted to him that he had had trouble on Saturday night with a man in Rochelle Park and had shot him. The bloody coat and revolver for which the police have searched for several days in order to complete the evidence were found yesterday.
The World 27 June 1903
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Pat and Jack Are Samples of
What Irish-Americans Can Do In Politics
Jack and Pat Ahern proprietors of Ahern's saloon on the northwest corner of Clay and Main streets are two Irish-Americans who have achieved success in their line of business, and chiefly because they have been true to their friends. No day is too cold and stormy, no night too dark for Pat and Jack to go out and hustle for a friend. Nay, more than that. They do not wait to be asked to help a friend or acquaintance in distress. All they want to know is, is the person to be aided worthy. If the cause is worthy the Aherns are sure to lend their aid. Both are ardent Democrats and for more than twenty years have taken an active hand in local and State politics. They have acquaintances in every precinct in the city and county and candidates for Democratic nominations are eager to have the support of Pat and Jack Ahern.
Kentucky Irish American 27 June 1903
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The Brave Officer In Attempting To Arrest A Suspicious Character,
Who Proved To Be An Italian, Shot Three Times And Dies Immediately.
Maurice Ahearn, a night watchman in Rochelle Park, was murdered in cold blood by an unknown man, believed to be an Italian, at 1.15 o'clock Saturday morning. He was shot three times; any one shot would have been fatal. Ahearn was patrolling the Park when he saw a stranger carrying a bag over his shoulder. Making a detour to accost the man from behind, so he would not be seen, Ahearn was soon behind the stranger. He commanded the man to stop, and asked him what was in the bag. The man refused to tell. Ahearn said: "You tell me what's in the bag, or I'll arrest you." The man refused. Ahearn then grabbed him on the shoulder. A tussle followed and Ahearn was evidently being worsted when he struck his prisoner with a night-stick. Both men then clinched, fell to the ground and rolled over and over each other, Ahearn trying to use his club. Ahearn got to his feet with his captive holding him around the neck. A pistol shot rang out and Ahearn giving one yell, fell backward, shot over the heart. He died instantly.
New Rochelle Pioneer 27 June 1903
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It Was Where He Admitted He Dropped It
Evidence Now Complete.
   The last link in the chain of circumstantial evidence which the New-Rochelle detectives have been forging around Francesco Raffo, the self-confessed murderer of Policeman Maurice Ahearn, in Rochelle Park, was formed yesterday, when the burlap bag which Raffo, the murderer, carried when he shot Policeman Ahearn, was found beside a stone wall on the Sickels estate, just north of Rochelle Park, and about five thousand yards from the scene of the crime, where Raffo confessed he had hidden it.
   Detective McSweeney, who got the bag, found that it contained three Jardinieres and one hundred and fifty carnations, which Raffo admits he stole from Henry Siebrecht's greenhouse to decorate the room of his bride, whom be intended to marry on the afternoon of the day he shot Ahearn. In the bag there were also three chickens, which had been taken from the hennery of the country place of R. C. Archer, by Raffo, for his bridal supper.
   I wore three of the carnations in my buttonhole." said Raffo, in supplementing his confession last night. "when I shot the man, I say now that I knew Ahearn by sight, and knew he was a watchman, but he bad no right to hold me up.
New-York Tribune 28 June 1903
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Tells Story of Shooting of the Policeman—How Raffo Was Caught.
   New Rochelle, N. Y., June 29.—Francisco Raffo has made a second confession to Coroner Weisendanger, in which he admits that besides being a murderer he was a robber also. The confession does away with Raffo's plea that he killed Policeman Ahearn in self defense and will probably send him to the electric chair.
   He said that after leaving the house of his sweetheart in New Rochelle he went to the barn of former Alderman Archer in upper New Rochelle, where he stole a bag and put three chickens in it. He then went to the Rose Hill nurseries, and stole about ten dozen carnations, a bunch of raffia and a pail.
   He then started back to the home of his sweetheart in Oak street and was passing through the park when he met Policeman Ahearn. In the struggle Ahearn was shot to death, and the Italian dropped the bag, and some of the raffia fell out. The police are searching for it.
   Raffo says that after the shooting he went through the park and into the woods toward Larchmont, dropping the bag in the woods, just where he does not know. He wandered about in the woods and became lost.
   Feeling in New Rochelle runs high against Raffo since his second confession, and the police have decided to take him to White Plains and put him in the county jail for safe keeping.
   The finding of the pocket handkerchief by Sergeant Cody at the home of the murderer's sweetheart at 99 Oak street on Sunday resulted in his capture.
   Cody noticed the handkerchief lying in a sink. This made him suspicious, and he asked the Depeepo family, with whom the murderer's affianced bride resided, who owned it. They said Raffo did. They then showed him three other handkerchiefs which were stained. The police then went to Tuckahoe and arrested Raffo.
   The coat and the revolver for which the police have searched for several days in order to complete the evidence have been found. The police found the coat in a boarding house n Tuckahoe and the revolver in the home of Raffo's brother, Joseph, in Brooklyn.
Lock Haven Express 29 June 1903
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Raffo, Murderer of Policeman Ahearn, Sentimental and Cool.
   NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y., June 28—The citizens of this place have started a fund to build a memorial to murdered Policeman Maurice Ahearn. Col. F. Lyman Bill, president of the New Rochelle police board, has designated the local newspapers as custodians of the money. The Knights of Columbus and the Foresters, of which Ahearn was a member, will hold a memorial benefit for the fund on Wednesday, July 15, in the New Rochelle Theatre.
   Francesco Raffo, the murderer now in the White Plains jail, the police say, is the coolest prisoner they ever have seen. Just before he was taken away Chief Timmons showed him the bag of stolen carnations which he was carrying when Ahearn stopped him in Rochelle Park. The murderer identified the flowers and then begged for a few of them. "I want to wear them on my coat," he said. "They are dear to me, because I was taking them to my sweet-heart." The prisoner's brother, Joseph Raffo, who helped him to hide his bloody coat, was taken to White Plains to-day. He was held by the Coroner as an accessory.
The Sun 29 June 1903
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Raffo Confesses That He Slew Ahearn.
   NEW ROCHELLE June 30.—"First I went to Mr. Archers where I stole a burlap bag and these chickens. Then from there I went to the home of Henry Seibrecht, who is a florist. He has greenhouses in North Street about a mile north of Rochelle Park. There I got a lot of flowers and put them In the bag with the chickens. Next I started to go to the home of Bernardina Serrafo, my sweetheart, on Oak Street. "I walked through Rochelle Park, when I met a man whom I thought was a loafer. I shot him five times. I did not know he was a policeman. "I was going to get married the next day. The flowers I wanted to decorate the house after the girl and I had married. The chickens I was going to have for a wedding supper. The bag I hid in a stone wall after I shot the man. It must be there yet."
   This second confession made by Francesco Raffo, the self-confessed slayer of Policeman Maurice Ahearn of New-Rochelle, completes the chain of evidence which Coroner Weisendanger has forged around the prisoner, and there is said to be no chance of his escaping conviction.
   Raffo seems happy that be has told all about the robbery and the homicide which have kept the residents of New-Rochelle in a great state of excitement for a week and he declares he is happier for having made it. "You can do as you please with me," he continued. "I shot the man in self-defense. He fired at me first. I thought he was a loafer. He didn't have on any uniform or badge."
   It has developed that when Ahearn was found dead he was attired in citizen's clothing and this corroborates the statement of Raffo and may save him from the electric chair but District Attorney Young says the evidence and confessions are so strong as to insure a conviction of murder in the first degree. The Westminster county grand jury has adjourned and the prisoner cannot be indicted until September.
The Washington Times 30 June 1903
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A wedding that attracted a large concourse of people to St. Leo's church, this morning, was that of James F. Cooney of Fitchburg to Miss Annie T. Connors of 116 Fifth street, daughter of Mrs. Eliza Connors. The bride and groom were attended by Miss Dora Ahern and John Ahern of Nashua, N. H., cousins of the groom. A nuptial high mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. O'Connor. Mr. adn Mrs. Cooney received a large number of beautiful gifts. They left on an early train for a wedding trip to New York. On their return they will reside at Fitchburg.
Fitchburg Sentinel 30 June 1903
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A Serious Runaway
A team owned by Day Edwards of this city, and being used by a commercial traveler in the neighborhood of Fairfield, ran away last Friday, threw out and slightly bruised the drummer — J. D. O'Hearn — and the driver, demolished the buggy, and one of the horses was instantly killed by falling and breaking his neck. The other one escaped and took to the woods. Mr. Edwards' friends sympathize with him in his loss.
The Gainesville Star 30 June 1903
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   In a case at Worship street Police Court yesterday in which two men and a woman were charged with assaulting the police, the magistrate, Mr. Cluer, made some strong remarks concerning the police evidence.
   It was alleged that when constables ordered Margaret Stewart, who was creating a disturbance in Playhouse yard, St. Luke's, to go indoors, they were assaulted by her husband, William Stewart, a Reservist, and by John Ahearn, a tailor.
   Ahearn swore, however, that Constable 43G pursued him upstairs, broke in a door, and knocked him down with his truncheon.
   Mr. Cluer accepted this story and discharged the man, remarking that the policeman's evidence was untrue. His Worship also decided that William Stewart was wrongly arrested, but ordered him a day's imprisonment for kicking the constable. The testimony of Constable 434G [sic] that Margaret Stewart struck him with a jug and that he was knocked through a doorway the magistrate altogether discredited, and discharged the woman.
   "Have you ever been to Donnybrook Fair?" Mr. Plowden at Marylebone Police Court yesterday asked a constable, who admitted that in endeavouring to arrest a man during a street fight he "hit out anywhere" with his truncheon, and that it "happened to hit the prisoner twice."
   The prisoner, who had four scalp wounds, and said that he was bludgeoned till he was unconscious, was released. The magistrate cautioned the constable that his truncheon was intended only for self-defence.
London Daily Mail 7 July 1903
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Misses Mary O'Hearn, Mayme Sullivan and Nora Kelty left to-day for Lancaster to visit Miss O'Hearn's parents.
The Evening Bulletin 3 July 1903
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At the Worship Street Police Court, on Monday, a case of a very involved character imputing high-handed action on the part of certain police-constables occupied the attention of the Court for nearly two hours, three persons being charged with assault. The cases were heard separately. The facts may, however, be stated in their sequence against the three accused — John Ahearn, 30, a tailor, Wm. Stewart, 30, army reserve man, and Margaret Stewart, his wife. The three persons live in Playhouse Yard, Whitecross Street, St. Luke's—a very rough neighbourhood—and it appeared that about half an hour after midnight on Saturday, Constable 43 G was attracted to a disturbance there alleged to be caused by Margaret Stewart. The constable stated that on ordering her indoors he was, without any remark, struck on the nose by Ahearn. He seized him, and William Stewart and others assisted Ahearn to resist and release himself from custody. The constable pursued Ahearn into the passage of a house, where he said he was further resisted and assaulted, Ahearn again escaping and rushing upstairs. On the landing of the first staircase, however, he said he caught him again and assistance having arrived, got, him into the street and to the station.

Meanwhile Mrs. Stewart had become engaged with Police-constable 43 G, who alleged that she struck him in the face with a jug, and Police-constable 87 G who, by direction of 43 G, had taken William Stewart into custody for assisting in the resistance of Ahearn, had been struck in the face and kicked in the stomach.

The men went into the witness-box and gave evidence for their defence. Ahearn had two wounds caused, he said, by the truncheon of the constable 43 G. The latter admitted using his staff, but suggested that Ahearn's injuries which were on the head and forehead were the results of a fall against a doorjamb.

The defence of Ahearn and Stewart was that they were both in a room on the first floor of the house to which Stewart, after trying to get his wife indoors, had retired, when the police broke in after him. It was said that 43 G burst in the door and rushed in with drawn staff, striking Ahearn twice on the head and knocking him down. Two other constables followed 43 G, alleging that in the struggle he was knocked through a door into a room. The father of Ahearn, a sister, and a nephew also gave evidence as to the action of the police, Stewart on his part alleging that after he escaped from the room he was bleeding from the head, and going downstairs when he was arrested. He admitted in cross-examination that he had been twice convicted of assaulting police constables.

Mr. Cluer ordered Ahearn to be discharged, remarking that he did not believe he had assaulted the Constable 43 G, and that the latter's evidence was untrue. He had no doubt the prisoner had received his injuries in the manner he described, and was of opinion the constable had no right to go up to the room and break in as he had. With respect to Stewart, he had been wrongly arrested, but even then had no right to have kicked the constable. Stewart's, sentence would be one day's imprisonment on1y. In determining the case of Mrs. Stewart, against whom Police constable 43 G deposed that the woman struck him with a jug, and that he was afterwards, knocked through a doorway, the magistrate said he had been forced, to disbelieve that part of the officer's evidence. How then could he believe the other part which alleged he had been assaulted with a jug? He was bound to discredit the constable's testimony altogether and he ordered the woman's discharge.

The London Mercury 11 July 1903
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Array of Excellent Talent for the Show Next Wednesday,
A large aggregation of professional people have volunteered their services for the Ahearn Benefit which will be given in the New Rochelle theatre on the evening of Wednesday, July 15. J. J. Armstrong, the manager of the theatre, has offered his house staff for the occasion. Col. E. Lyman Bill, president of the Board of Police Commissioners, has been requested to make the opening address, and Rev. Thomas P. McLaughlin will also probably make an address.

The artists expected to appear are Charles Collins of Klaw and Erlanger's production "Ben Hur"; Prof. Charles F. Werning, violinist; Joseph Sheehan, operatic tenor; Miss Ada Deaves, a talented actress who resides on Webster avenue; Prof. Yarricxk, magician. Other entertainers who will appear are Wm. O'Meara and W. J. Flood, of Yonkers; Miss Isabell Kuss of Yonkers; Miss Helena J. Albro, pianist; Magee and Magee, banjo artists; Six and Gedney, banjoists; Orville Howland, tenor, and Harold Forbes.

The committee in charge of the benefit are Peter A. Murphy, chairman; John F. Condon, Robert L. Forbes, John J. Carroll and J. J. Armstrong ex-officio. The price of tickets will be 25 cents, reserved seats 50 and 75 cents.

New Rochelle Pioneer 11 July 1903
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Timothy F. Ahern, a Clerk of the Police Board,
Presented a Medal by the Humane Society.
   Timothy F. Ahern, a stenographer and junior clerk in the office of Thomas Ryan, chief clerk of the board of police, was called into the office of Commissioner Curtis, this forenoon, and presented by the commissioner, acting on behalf of the Massachusetts humane society, a medal for life-saving. The commissioner took occasion to say some pleasant things to the young man in giving him the medal.
   The medal was voted to Ahern at a meeting of the society held July 6, and reads as follows: "Massachusetts humane society, July 6, 1903. To Timothy F. Ahern, in recognition of his prompt and courageous action in saving a life at Neponset, March 8, 1903. J. Collins Warren, pres.; Charles P. Curtis Jr., rec. sec."
   At 6:30 the evening of March 8, Ahern was on his way home and at Neponset saw a drunken man staggering along the railroad track on the opposite side of the river. The drunken man fell on the inbound track, over which the express for Boston was nearly due. Ahern shouted at him, but the prostrate man paid no attention to him. There was a dory near by and Ahern jumped into it, rowed across until the dory struck a rock a few feet from shore, and then jumped into the water, waded ashore and climbing up on the railroad tracks pulled the man off the rails just as the express came thundering up.
   Ahern's gallant action was highly complimented at the time, and the humane society, through Commissioner Curtis, who is one of the officers of it, took cognizance of Ahern's courageous action.
The Boston Globe 16 July 1903
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William Ahern Threatens to Kill Brother of Wife He Had Beaten.
William Ahern, a plumber, residing at 36B Welch street, created a sensation at the Receiving Hospital last night by drawing a gun and flourishing it in the presence of his wife, at the same time threatening to kill her brother. After a struggle Ahern was disarmed by Steward Bertrand. Ahern's wife was sent to the hospital during the afternoon, as reported elsewhere. She was suffering from an over dose of lysol taken with suicidal intent. She said her husband had beaten her and she wanted to die. The husband called to see her shortly after 4 o'clock, and in the meantime her sister and two of her brothers also arrived. The brothers of the woman became excited when they saw Ahern. They threatened him. He left the hospital, but one of his wife's brothers met him on the street later and gave him a beating. This angered him, and he called at the hospital last night and was admitted to see his wife. It was then that the trouble occurred.
San Francisco Call 24 July 1903
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Passenger on Wrecked Car at Shrewsbury
Had Weapon Forced Into Hip by Collision.
   SOUTH FRAMINGHAM, July 25—David C. Ahearn of Eastern-av, paymaster for a local contractor, was one of the passengers on the Boston-bound trolley car in collision on the Boston & Worcester street railway at Shrewsbury this afternoon, sustaining severe injuries in the accident.
   Mr. Ahearn occuopied a seat on the fifth bench from the front and luckily escaped serious injury, the Worcester-bound car plunging into the Boston-bound car within one seat of where he sat.
   A woman who sat in front of him was thrown with great violence on Mr. Ahearn, and he received a bump on the forehead. He had a revolver in his pocket, and this jammed into his hip, causing him much pain. Mr. Ahearn has previously suffered from hip disease and the accident today renewed the trouble, but he was able to come home and attend to some work in the office.
The Boston Globe 26 July 1903
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Marriage Licenses.
OAKLAND, July 28.—The following marriage licenses were issued by the County Clerk to-day:
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Samuel J. Turner. St. Helena, 26, and Agnes Ahern, San Francisco, 28.
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San Francisco Call 29 July 1903
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Notes of the Various Doings of the Summer Campers
IDYLLWILD (Strawberry Valley) July 20.—The summer school of forestry opened yesterday afternoon with a lecture by Dr. W. L. Jepson of the department of botany of the department of botany of the State University. Two lectures are given at the sanatorium every morning, one at 9 o'clock and the second at 10, and several have been promised for the evenings, to be fully illustrated by lantern slides. Idyllwild is in the main pine belt of the San Jacinto Mountains, and several afternoons will be devoted to excursions into the surrounding forest, which is said to be rich in flora, immediately available for illustrations.  . . .  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ahern are recent arrivals from Los Angeles. They are accompanied by their daughter, Miss Louise.
Los Angeles Times 31 July 1903
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Save Old Lady From Flames
A coal lamp exploded on Wednesday night in the bedroom of Mrs. Bridget Ahern, 1009 Bryant street, and set fire to the window shades. The flames were observed by Policeman Butler, who called Policeman William Hyland to his assistance, and with the aid of buckets they quickly extinguished the blaze. Mrs. Ahern is more than 80 years of age and bedridden, and if it had not been for the opportune arrival of the policemen she might have been burned to death. She suffered no ill effects from the shock.
San Francisco Call 7 August 1903
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The Boston Globe 14 August 1903
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In cases of Ahern and Kenney.
Judge Noyes Adds That He Deplores Conditions.
Policemen Ought Not to be Thus Assaulted
On the Principal Thoroughfares of South Boston.
Says He Sympathizes Much With the Board of Police.
Judge Noyes heard the cases of Edmund Ahern and Michael J. Kenney this morning, charged with assault and battery on patrolman Stephen K. Higgins of division 6 this morning, and after the hearing discharged both prisoners, saying "It is deplorable when conditions are such that a police officer can be assaulted in this manner on the principal thoroughfare of South Boston with a great crowd about and not a citizen there who would tender assistance to the officer. I sympathize very much with the board of police in their action against these people. The quicker they are placed in jail, where they will be out of sight, the better it will be for the public. This is my feeling in the matter, but I have to proceed on legal grounds."

The first case heard was that of Edmund Ahern. Patrolman Eaton testified that while standing at Broadway and F st. he saw the crowd and hastened to the place. He saw Ahern swinging his arm and shouting, "Get out of the way." He testified to arresting Ahern and that he was identified by Higgins. When questioned by Michael J. Creed, counsel for the defendant, Eaton said that Higgins said Ahern was not the man, but that later he identified him.

Charles Eaton, the next witness, testified to the arrest of Ahern and that at the time he was without a hat and his hands were covered with blood. Patrolman Edward Moore of the 6th division testified to Ahern's condition when he was brought to the station, and stated that he was booked at 9:07. Higgins was the next witness, and he related the story of the fight. He said that he had two men under arrest for assault and battery and started with them for the box, when a crowd gathered around and blocked the way. In the trouble that ensued he was pulled and dragged into the middle of the street. One prisoner got away and he gave chase and caught him again, but he was then rushed by the crowd and was thrown to the street, losing one man. He held on to the other with one hand, while he gripped his club with the other, but his arm was held fast by some of the crowd. While down he was kicked about the legs, arms, body, head and face. "I identified Ahern as one of those who kicked me," said the witness. "I did not identity him at the station, but did later." He testified that he saw him kick him while he was stretched on the ground.

Patrolman Breen testified to placing Higgins on a car to take him to the station and that he was so dazed from the assault that it was necessary to hold him on the seat to prevent him from falling. Edmund Ahern next took the stand and in answer to the question put by his counsel, "Did you strike, kick or attempt to assault in any way this officer," he replied, "No, sir." He then testified that at about 9 o'clock he entered Prendergast's restaurant near D st. and there met a Mr. Noonan. They came out together and walked up the street and while approaching the place where the crowd was his nose began to bleed. The crowd suddenly rushed against them and his hat was knocked off. He said he did not know what the fight was about and did not do anything. "Did you see Kenney or was he with you?" asked counsel Creed, "No, sir," was the reply. Noonan testified to meeting Ahern in the restaurant and walking up the street with him and that they had nothing to do with the fight. Mr. Prendergast, proprietor of the restaurant, also testified to their being at the restaurant. Judge Noyes discharged the prisoner.

Kenney's case was next called, he being represented by James Moynihan. Patrolman Higgins was called and he identified Kenney as one of those who kicked him when he was lying in the street. Kenney testified that he was with his father about 9 o'clock and went into Doyle's restaurant to get something to eat. He said that later he saw the crowd but never touched the officer. Patrick Kenney, his father, testified to giving him money to get something to eat. He was discharged.

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Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ahern and daughter, who have occupied one of the housekeeping tents for several weeks, returned to Los Angeles this morning.
Los Angeles Times 16 August 1903
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Immense Grain Yield.
SANTA ANA, Aug.17—Early forecasts of an immense grain crop on the San Joaquin ranch are justified by the returns. Conservative estimates place the yield harvested and being stored in warehouses at 275,000 sacks—25,000 wheat and the remainder barley. This makes the largest crop on the ranch since 1893, with one exception, when the yield was very slightly in excess of this year. . . . 

Among those who are farming large tracts on the San Joaquin this year are Howard Wassum, 2000 acres; James Sleeper, 1500 acres; S. M. Culver, 1300; J. E. Woodington, 1100; Angle & Call, 1200; P. Ahern, 1100. Many others have in excess of 500 acres apiece.

Los Angeles Times 18 August 1903
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McLAUGHLIN—AHERN.—On the 19th August, at Darra by the Rev. Father O'Reilly, Thomas Francis, second son of the late Thomas M'Laughlin, of Rockhampton, to Mary Gertrude, second daughter of Terence Ahern, Shandon, Edmonstone-street, South Brisbane.
The Brisbane Courier 21 August 1903
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William O'Hearn of Holden street is spending a vacation of a week or two in New York city.
North Adams Transcript 30 August 1903
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Miss Gertrude O'Hearn, of Aberdeen, left Sunday for Indianapolis to visit her brothers, Frank and James. From there she will go to Mt. Clemens, Michigan, to prepare herself for a trained nurse.
The Evening Bulletin 31 August 1903
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Zouave Reunion at Gettysburg
Gettysburg, Pa., Sept. 6.—At the formal reunion exercises of the veterans of the Third Army Corps of New York, which took place at the Second Zouave monument on the battle field, addresses were made by Capt. Stewart and William O'Hearn, both of New York. On their return to town the graves of the New York section in the national cemetery were decorated.
The Washington Post 7 September 1903
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Investigation Into Ahearn Murder Postponed Indefinitely.
The Grand Jury now in session at White Plains had its fifth murder case added to its work this week. The investigation into the murder of Policeman Maurice Ahearn, of New Rochelle, by Francesco Raffo, was postponed on Thursday owing to the illness of Dr. W. F. Johnson, one of the principal witnesses. One of the important witnesses that testified before the jury and against Raffo, was his sweetheart, a pretty Italian girl, who told how he gave her handkerchiefs to wash and also saw him take away a bloody coat the night after the murder. Her testimony together with that of relatives of the girl will convict him, says District Attorney Young. Raffo will not be arraigned for trial until December, if indicted, as his counsel, Mr. Emmet, will not return from Europe in time to prepare the defence for the October term. A new panel of jurors for the October term of the Supreme Court at White Plains will be drawn next week. It is possible that an extra panel will be called, if it is decided to try several of the murder cases at that term.
New Rochelle Pioneer 12 September 1903
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James O'Hearn Seriously Wounded by Stranger
While Walking in Thirty-ninth Street.
   As the result of a mysterious shooting at Thirty-eighth street and Wentworth avenue at 1:45 o'clock this morning James O'Hearn is at Provident hospital seriously wounded.
   O'Hearn lives at Fifty-second street and Union avenue, and was walking toward his house, accompanied by two friends. When near Thirty-ninth street a man stepped out from a dark alley and fired. The bullet entered O'Hearn's side and he fell unconscious. The man who shot him ran away.
   The Thirty-ninth street police were notified and arrested three men on suspicion. There were a number of people in the street at the time, and those who witnessed the shooting said there was no attempt at robbery.
Chicago Tribune 13 September 1903
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John O'Hern left today for St. Louis to seek employment.
Moberly Daily Monitor 17 September 1903
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O'Hearn Gives a Bond for Payment Should Decision be Against Him.
Patrick O'Hearn of Lowell wished to have water supplied to his house, 252 Salem st., Lowell, and brought a bill in equity against the city seeking to have it enjoined from cutting off his supply. The bill came before Judge Richardson in the equity session of the superior court yesterday afternoon, and by agreement the plaintiff gave a bond to secure the payment of a water bill if the court should find against him, so the city will turn on the water pending a hearing on the merits, which will be given later. A controversy arose as to the payment of a water bill, and the board shut off the supply with the result that O'Hearn brought this suit.
The Boston Globe 17 September 1903
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Michael Ahern came down from Des Moines and visited over Sunday. His brother Francis accompanied him home Monday.
Ottumwa Daily Courier 23 September 1903
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Lewis Ahearn of Haverhill Sentenced at Salem.
SALEM. Sept 23—In the superior criminal court this afternoon, Justice Bell presiding, Lewis Ahearn of Haverhill, convicted of felonious assault on two girls, each under 13 years of age, was sentenced to state prison for not, less than six or more than 32 years. Ahearn was an employe in a Haverhill theatre and assaulted the girls after he had enticed them into a balcony on promise that he would give them tickets of admission to performances.
The Boston Globe 24 September 1903
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Mr. Frank O'Hearn, of Indianapolis, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John O'Hearn, of Aberdeen.
The Evening Bulletin 30 September 1903
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Some time ago evidence of defendant was taken in the Magistrate's Court in a case of interest to a number of people in the district who were supplied by a Wellington firm with a sacramental service for religious purposes. This morning evidence of defendant was taken in a similar action, by the same firm. Thomas Ahern and Co., of Wellington, sued Bridget Muldoon for the recovery of £2 5s, the price of a sacramental service alleged to have been supplied to defendant.—Defendant stated she would not take the goods when the traveller called as she could not afford to pay for them. The traveller replied that he would come round and deliver them himself. She signed the form, as he stated that if she could not pay for them he would not press her to take them. After the traveller left she sent a note to plaintiffs telling them not to send the goods as she could not afford to pay for them. Plaintiffs replied refusing to cancel the order. A different man delivered the goods. Defendant absolutely refused to take delivery of the service, but the man left the goods on the verandah. She did not accept delivery of the goods, which she had not used.—Mary Mulldoon, daughter of defendant, stated that the traveller pressed her mother to take the service, promising that if Mrs. Mulldoon could not afford to pay for the goods he would not press her to take them. The traveller gave to her mother a duplicate of the document she signed to say when he would deliver the goods.—The case will be heard at Wellington. Mr. J. Blair appeared for defendant. The costs of the Court were 9s, solicitor's fee £1 1s.
Poverty Bay Herald 1 October 1903
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Thomas Ahern, of Railroad avenue, has been under the care of James E. Kelly, M.D., a specialist of New York, for the past two weeks. He went under a painful but successful operation of Friday for injuries received to his hand last Winter while in the employ of Janeway and Carpender. Mr. Ahern spent quite a term in the British Army, has seen foreign service and has come in contact with several eminent doctors, including the celebrated surgeon, Porter, but thinks Dr. Kelly is about the cleverest he has met.
The New Brunswick Times 7 October 1903
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James Ahern left on Thursday evening on his annual pilgrimage to Metropolis, Ill., where he will visit with his family until November 1. "Jimmie" takes a lay-off every fall as soon as "possum" are ripe and hies himself to his home in Egypt to live on the fat of the land. Carl Swanson came over from Aurelia on Thursday to relieve him.
LeMars Globe Post 10 October 1903
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A police sergeant, who was charged at the Normanton, Circuit Court today with having committed a serious offence at Cloncurry, was acquitted without the jury leaving the box. Mr. Justice Chubb committed Patrick Ahearn, the principal witness, for perjury.
The South Australian Advertiser 10 October 1903
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James Ahern left on Thursday evening for Metropolis, Ill., to visit his wife and other relatives. Carl Swanson came over from Aurela to fill his position at the Central freight depot during his absence.
LeMars Sentinel 13 October 1903
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John H McGill Drowned at Four Mile Lock
Young Resident of Blackwell's Mills Loses His Life in Canal
John H. McGill, 29 years old, living at Blackwell's Mills, was drowned in the canal at the Four Mile Lock yesterday. He had been getting driftwood and working near the canal and fell in. His body was recovered and today was brought to this city by Undertaker Martin, who will take it to the home of the young man's uncle at Blackwell's Mills. County Physician S. O. B. Taylor, of Somerset County, gave a permit for burial. The young man's uncle, Michael Ahern, of Blackwell's Mills is well known in this city. The funeral will be held from Mr. Ahearn's home.
The New Brunswick Times 13 October 1903
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Police Court
Francis O'Hearn was arrested in Boston, and in Cambridge Police Court on Thursday was held on two counts, charged with the larceny of carpenters' tools. The alleged theft was from the premises of Luther C. Weathers, on Paul Revere Road. O'Hearn was sentenced to four months but he appealed both cases and is held in three hundred dollars on each of the two counts for the next session of the Grand Jury.
Arlington Advocate 17 October 1903
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Some of the Names Sent to the Senate on Tuesday by President.
Washington, Nov. 11.—The following are some of the names submitted by the president to the senate for confirmation as postmasters:
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Oklahoma—George A. Ahern, Frederick; L. H. Bosher, Pawnee. . . . 
Muskogee Daily Phoenix 12 November 1903
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Members of California Yacht Club Building Association
Elect Board of Directors.
 . . . The yawl being built for Peter Ahern in East Oakland is ready to be launched. She has an over all length of thirty-six feet and is designed specially for cruising. All the three boats mentioned will Join the California Yacht Club. Other members of the club may have new boats next season.
San Francisco Call 14 November 1903
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To-day the men of the Naval Militia will assemble at Harbor View range to shoot for turkeys under the supervision of Lieutenant Kammerer and Gunner D. O'Hearn. The officers of the militia will donate the turkeys.
San Francisco Call 22 November 1903
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Young Man Commits Murder.
LAKEVIEW , Or., Nov. 22.—Word has been received here of a murder which occurred some distance from Lakeview yesterday. Phil Barry, a youth of 19 years, quarreled with Timothy Ahern, a young man of his own age, drew a revolver and shot Ahern who died shortly before midnight. No particulars of the tragedy have been received.
San Francisco Call 23 November 1903
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Tim Ahern Meets Death at the Hands of Phil Barry.
LAKEVIEW, Or., Nov. 25.—At the inquest held over the remains of Tim Ahern last night, the Coroner's Jury agreed upon a verdict to the effect that Ahern came to his death by a gunshot wound, inflicted by a pistol in the hands of Phil Barry. Owing to the fact that the roads are muddy and almost impassable, details of the killing of Ahern have been hard to get, the crime having been committed at Plush, a small place, 40 miles northeast of Lakeview, and across the Warner Range of Mountains. The facts brought out at the inquest are that about 6 o'clock on the afternoon, of November 22 Phil Barry, aged 18 years, son of W. K. Barry, of Lake County, shot Tim Ahern with a 44-caliber pistol, the ball passing through the neck and lodging in the vertebra. He died about 11 o'clock the same evening. Young Barry came to Lakeview and the Sheriff took him in charge, though up to this time no one has preferred any charges against him. Coroner Harris left for the scene of the shooting Monday morning, accompanied by E. M. Brattain, attorney for the defendant. District Attorney Conn being absent, no one represented the state. Coroner Harris returned with the body to Lakeview.

According to the best report, Ahern was riding a horse belonging to Barry after some stock and got into a pothole in the Warner Valley and drowned the horse, for which young Barry began to abuse him, Barry being on a horse and Ahern on foot, about 30 feet away. Barry had been drinking and drew his pistol and fired the fatal shot. Young Barry is also said to have threatened several other persons with a gun that day, even going so far as to point it at them. John Cogburn, who lately settled on unsurveyed land in Warner Valley, was forcibly ejected therefrom by young Barry, and his father was at the time of the shooting in Lakeview trying to get out a warrant for Barry's arrest, both for pointing guns at him and making threats. Deputy District Attorney George Nickerson declined to issue the warrant.

So far all persons in a position to know any of the facts are extremely reticent, even so much so that it has occasioned considerable comment, and the result of the inquest was awaited with great interest. Ahern was a popular young man, about 26 years old. He had two brothers here, but one lately returned to Ireland and another is at present in San Francisco. The latter not been heard from up to the present time. Mrs. Barry, mother of the murderer, is said to be dangerously ill at a sheep camp with pneumonia.

Morning Oregonian 26 November 1903
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Tim Ahern Is Killed
Phillip Barry Jr. Wields Revolver with Fatal Results at Plush.
Funeral Here Yesterday.
Phillip Barry Jr., in a drunken fit, shot and fatally wounded Timothy Ahern at Plush, this county, last Saturday evening between 5 and 6 o'clock. The Shooting occurred in the street near the store and saloon conducted by Willis Scammon, between dusk and dark. The particulars of the fatal affray are hard to get and many different stories are told. By the information given the Examiner. it appears that after drinking and carousing in the saloon where guns were much in evidence, four men, Phillip Barry, Nick Barry, Wm. Lane and Tim Ahern emerged and went down to a hitching rack, where their horses stood. Phillip Barry mounted his horse and rode up to within 20 or 30 feet of Nick Barry and Tim Ahern and fired his pistol, the bullet taking effect in Tim Ahern's neck near the jugular vein, and ranging downward, lodging in the vertebrae and crushed the spinal cord. Both Nick Barry and Wm. Lane ran. Willis Scammon hearing the shot, ran out of a corral nearby and grabbed the gun as Barry started to ride away, and in the scuffle it was discharged, the bullet under Scammin's arm. Scammon told Barry to consider himself under arrest, but he rode away and disappeared in the darkness. As he did so, Scammon discharged the gun in the air in an endeavor to stop him. Ahern was carried to the Scammon home and had everything done for him that could be done, but he only lived until 11 o'clock that night. He asked Mrs. Scammon if he was badly hurt and she told him she thought not fatally. He was asked what physician he wished and he replied that he wanted Dr. Steiner. Harry Riggs was dispatched at once, arriving at Lakeview at 2 a.m. over 40 miles in a rain storm and bad roads. Dr. Steiner, accompanied by Dan Maloy started without delay, but when they met a messenger coming for the coroner. Coroner Harris accompanied by Rev. J. V. stark started early Monday for Plush.
We, the jurors called by Coroner F.E. Harris to enquire into the cause of death of Timothy Ahern, Find that the said Timothy Ahern met death from a pistol shot and fired by the hand of Phillip Barry, Jr. at Plush Oregon on November 21, 1903. J.B. Stark Foreman, David U. Cleland, Frank Roggers, M.H. Caldwell, W.P. Overton, Wm. Alford. Phillip Barry rode to Lakeview Monday and was Taken in charge by Sheriff Dunlapp and lodge in the county jail to await a preliminary hearing. The coroner returned Tuesday evening with the corpse which was placed in charge of the Foresters Lodge, of which the deceased was member. The funeral took place yesterday at two o'clock under the auspice of this lodge from the Masonic hall, and a large number of friends and acquaintances followed the remains to the cemetery.

TIMOTHY AHERN, is a native of Ireland, and was born February 14 1879. He had relatives in the old country and a brother William in San Francisco. Mr. Ahern was usually known as a quiet, good natured fellow, and apparently well liked by all who knew him. The sad event is much deplored by the victim's friends and the family of the accused, as well as all law abiding citizens.

The Irish News 26 November 1903
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The Flemish Language
The great tribute recently paid to Father O'Growney's remains (writes a Dublin correspondent) shows that the present generation are not unmindful of the zealous priest who did so much to foster the Irish language. It is a remarkable fact that the revival of the Flemish language, 120 years ago, was mainly due to an Irish priest, Rev. Dr. Francis O'Hearn, of Lismore, County Waterford. In 1891 a paper was read before the Royal Flemish Academy eulogising the marvellous literary powers of Dr. O'Hearn, who was a perfect master of nine languages, including Irish and English. Dr. Buck, the distinguished Bollandist, says that few Flemings of the present day could hope to write such charming Flemish poetry as that produced by O'Hearn. At length, driven from Louvain College (of which he was Rector) by the Revolution, Dr. O'Hearn returned to Ireland in February, 1799, and was appointed parish priest of St. Patrick's, Waterford, by Bishop Hussey. He died October 22, 1801.
New Zealand Tablet 26 November 1903
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Coroner's Jury Say He Fired the Shot That Killed Ahern.
LAKEVIEW, Or., Nov. 27.—"We, the jury empaneled by Coroner F. E. Harris to inquire into the cause of the death of Timothy Ahern, find that the said Timothy Ahern met his death from a pistol shot fired by the hand of Phil Barry, at Plush, on November 21, 1903," was the verdict of the Coroner's jury investigating the murder of Timothy Ahern. The verdict was signed by J. B. Stark, David U. Clelan, Frank Rogers, M. H. Calwell, W. P. Overton and William Alfred. The substance of the testimony before the jury was that Timothy Ahern was about 22 years of age, had resided about Plush for several year, and that the shooting took place about 5 o'clock on Saturday evening. W. E. Cammon testified that several shots had been fired before Ahern was killed; he did not know the motive for the shooting. He said that Phil Barry was doing the shooting; that he, the witness, was going to bed when he heard a shot and saw a man run towards one of the witnesses and poke a gun In his face, and then run towards Timothy Ahern, and when he got within 15 or 20 feet the gun went off, and then the witness grabbed for the gun and it went down and went off under his arm.

"We moved five or six feet in the scuffle and stood by Timothy Ahern. Then I said, 'Phil Barry, you are under arrest.' He turned around and ran off about 50 or 60 feet and got into the road. I called for him to stop, and I fired a shot into the air to stop him. Then I went to my house and notified the people there of some one was shot. Ahern died at 11:30 that night. I saw Ahern alive and well 20 minutes before the shooting."

William Lane testified: I reside at Plush; have lived there for about one year; have known Timothy Ahern for seven or eight years. I did not see Ahern shot. Saw him about 10 minutes after. I don't know who shot him. He was shot about dark. I heard three shots fired, and I saw Phil Barry have a pistol. I was in the crowd when shots were fired. Tim Ahern had a gun on him that day. After he was shot I found the gun beside him. There were three empty chambers in it."

Nicholas Barry, cousin of Phil Barry, was called, and testified in substance as follows: "I reside most anywhere. I knew Tim Ahern ever since he came to this country. I was not with Ahern when he was shot. I heard three shots fired. One flash burned my face and my cheek. I did not see Phil Barry at all. I don't know who fired the shot when the powder burned my face. The man was behind me. I ran and never looked back. I could not see Ahern when the shot was fired. Tim Ahern was not quarreling with any one that day that I know of. I saw Cammon take the gun from some one on horseback. I could not see who it was. Ahern was not on horseback. I was not on horseback when the shot was fired."

On Thursday evening, November 26, Deputy District Attorney George S. Nickerson filed an information in Justice Bailey's court, charging Phil Barry with manslaughter. Defendant waived examination and was admitted to bail in the sum of $3500. The testimony was taken at the Coroner's inquest without the state being represented by an attorney, L. F. Conn being absent, and his deputy, George Nickerson, declined to attend. There is much speculation as to what District Attorney Conn will think of the proceedings when he returns.

Morning Oregonian 28 November 1903
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Preliminary examination of Phillip Barry Jr, for the shooting of Timothy Ahern at Plush two weeks ago is now going on before Justice W. Bayley at the Courthouse. Up to this morning, only two witnesses have been examined, Dr. Steiner and Willis Scammon. The Latter is the main witness for the state and much depends upon what Mr. Scammon testifies to. On Thanksgiving, Deputy Dist. Atty. Geo. Nickerson filed an information against Phillip Barry for manslaughter, and a bail was fixed at $3,500, which was furnished without delay. Since then Mr. Barry has been out on bail. Yesterday Dist. Atty. Cohn withdrew the complaint of manslaughter, and filed one of murder. Should this charge be sustained by the evidence, Barry will be bound over to await the next term of circuit court.
The Irish News 3 December 1903
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Phil Barry Held to Answer.
LAKEVIEW. Or., Dec. 8.—After a preliminary examination, Phil Barry, the alleged murderer of Tim Ahern at Plush, a couple of weeks ago, was held to answer before the Circuit Court to the charge of manslaughter. Several witnesses testified that they saw Barry shoot Ahern, but this fact notwithstanding, the court concluded that the evidence only would secure a conviction on the charge of manslaughter.
Morning Oregonian 9 December 1903
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A marriage license was issued today to Thomas Ahern, aged 26, of El Toro, and Edith Forsythe, aged 17, of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times 16 December 1903
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Pat and John Ahern, who are in business on the northwest corner of Clay and Main streets are fair samples of what intelligent, upright and energetic young Irish-Americans can do when they set out to make a name and fortune for themselves. They have not only built up a good trade, but they are political leaders in their ward, and besides have an immense following all over the city. They have always been Democratic and are prominent in the councils of the party. One reason for their large political following is that they have never made a promise, no matter how small, that has not been fulfilled. Although the Ahern boys are making money they are generous in their gifts to charitable enterprises and worthy persons in need.
Kentucky Irish American 19 December 1903
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O'Hern Witnessed Fire,
John O'Hern of the Armour Packing company returned last night from Chicago, where he spent the holidays. Mrs. O'Hern will remain in Chicago for a few days. Mr. O'Hern was in Chicago at the time of the Iriquois theater fire and confirms the reports of the awful effect the blow had on the Windy city. He was an eye witness to the work of recovering the bodies, which, he said, were hauled away in heaps like so many beeves. Mr. O'Hern returned via St. Louis and Kansas City.
Omaha Morning World-Herald 4 January 1904
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Maurice Ahern, now at the Watertown Mass. arsenal, has been nearly 30 years in Uncle Sam's service. His father fought in the 28th Mass. in the civil war. Private Maurice Ahern was born in Lawrence Dec. 12, 1856. When he was a child his parents removed to Boston and made their home in the Fort Hill district. It was here the young man secured his school training and other features of his education. Early in 1875 young Ahern walked into the recruiting office on Portland st. and at his own request became a member of the U. S. army. After his admission he was assigned to the 1st U. S. cavalry. In May of that year he joined a troop of that regiment at camp Harney, Or. Garrison duty and scouting furnished occupation for his first two years of service, for then the men were getting a pretty good idea of the geography of the surrounding country. The Nezperce and Bannock Indians were becoming troublesome and demanded the attention of Gen. Howard and his forces. The Nezperces began their depredations in 1877 and the Bannocks followed the next year. The tribe known as the Snakes, were aiding the other redmen, mostly for love of fighting. Altogether there was some pretty hard fighting, and of this private Ahern saw much. He remembers distinctly engagements at Matilla agency, Or., Birch Creek, Or., and Camus Meadows, Mont.

With troop K of the 1st cavalry private Ahern went to Wallawalla, Washington territory. After a year and one month there, where there was nothing out of the ordinary performance of garrison duty, his time expired and he came home.

After more than a year in Boston he decided that again he would enter the service. This time it was with the 5th cavalry, First in troop K and then in troop F, he was at Jefferson barracks in St. Louis. In about six months' time they were ordered to fort Niobrara, Neb. After a period there they were transferred to Fort Reno Indian territory. It was from here that they were ordered to drive obnoxious Oklahoma boomers from that section. Maj. Edward V. Sumner was in command.

After completing this term private Ahern returned to Boston for another vacation, but it was not long before he had entered the 4th artillery which was then stationed at fort Warren. After two years at this post his command was sent to fortress Monroe. Here its commander was an instructor in the artillery school. In 1891 his five years' enlistment had expired.

It was but a short time afterward that Ahern was back in the artillery at fort Warren, Boston. A change of assignment came and his troop was stationed at fort Adams in Newport, R. I. In 1896 another five years had ended and Ahern was free to go. That his love for a soldier's life was growing stronger with the advance of years was shown by his reenlistment at Plattsburg, N. Y., in the 21st infantry. Later he was transferred to the 7th U. S. artillery at fort Slocum, New York harbor. Under Col. Sinclair the regiment was stationed at fort Grebel, Duteg Island, R. I. A destructive blizzard made it necessary to remove to fort Adams in 1899.

Another reenlistment in November, 1899, brought Ahern to fort Myer, Va. with the 3d cavalry. Seven months later came orders to prepare to go to China. Sailing from San Francisco Aug. 1, 1900, the transport headed toward Kobbe, Japan. It was here that orders were received which forced a change in the plans, and the troopship proceeded to Manila. Upon their arrival here Ahern's troop went by rail to Caloocan. On the second night there came a typhoon which destroyed the quarters built by natives and necessitated the pitching of the regular army tents. Outpost duty was there exacted of the men.

It was when the transfer came to Salomogue on the island of Luzon, that the most exciting experiences were offered. In telling of the carrying of the horses across the water, private Ahern gives a graphic description of the management of the transportation. Horses were brought on small boats, but when about 1000 yards from the shore were put overboard. The animals were headed for the shore and this they gained with but little difficulty. Out of 389 only two horses were lost.

Hiking was begun and cavalry so divided as to thoroughly cover the section and put down all incipient insurrection. It was police duty, with orders to be prepared for strong measures. When against Maj. Ray at Santa Rosa there was lively hiking and brisk fighting. Maj. Ray got through the lines somehow and gave himself up. With as little show of hostility as possible the cavalry to which Ahern belonged freed the island from petty troubles on the part of the insurectoes.

After leaving the Philippines Ahern's detachment went back to the United States by way of San Francisco. They were then set to Holbrook, Ariz. And from this point troop G, his company, was sent to fort Apache, Ariz. This required a long trip through 90 miles of desert country.

When private Ahern again found that his period of enlistment had expired he chose to enter again into Uncle Sam's service. It was then he joined the ordnance department and was sent to the Watertown arsenal. Here there was regular garrison duty to be performed. Allowing double time for foreign service private Ahern expects that within a year and nine months he will retire after 30 years. If, as he expects. He is allowed the pay of a retired non-commissioned officer, for he has held that post, he will regularly receive a tidy sum from the government until the end of his days, with the right to go where and do as he sees fit.

The Boston Globe 17 January 1904
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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. O'Hern are new residents of this city. They are stopping at Mrs. Hatchell's, formerly the DeWeese house on Ocklawaha avenue. Mr. O'Hern is a traveling man and is among the many who make Ocala headquarters.
The Ocala Banner 22 January 1904
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   A sad drowning fatality occurred in Waterford Harbour on Saturday night. An engineer named Tippett, employed at the Rosslare Railway works, and a workman named Ahearne, a native of Clonmel, employed two Checkpoint boatmen, named Sherlock, father and son, to ferry them across to Snowhill. The boat was swamped in crossing, the elder Sherlock and Ahearne being drowned.
The Irish Times 23 January 1904
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The following marriage licenses were issued yesterday:
Christopher R. Offenbacher, 22, 714 Vallejo street, and Mary E. O'Hearn, 21, 2123 Howard street.
San Francisco Call 4 February 1904
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Miss Angela B. Welch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Welch of Saratoga st., East Boston, was married at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon to J. Edward O'Hearn, the ceremony being performed at the parochial residence of the church of the Sacred Heart by Rev. James J. Dermody. The bride was attended by Miss Daisy Killion of Roxbury and the best man was Francis French of Dorchester. A wedding supper was served at the home of the bride's parents. The bride wore a blue traveling costume and a white picture hat. The honeymoon will be spent in New York. Mr. and Mrs. O'Hearn will make their home in Brockton.
The Boston Globe 15 February 1904
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John Ahearn, Ringold st., visited friends in North Grafton Friday.
Concord Enterprise 17 February 1904
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Commencement Officers for Seniors at Amherst Agricultural College.
AMHERST, Feb 18—The senior class of the agricultural college has elected the following commencement officers: R. R. Raymoth of Philadelphia ivy orator, J. W. Gregg of Dorchester class orator, Michael F. Ahearn of South Framingham campus orator, Fayette D. Couden of Amherst hatchet orator, George E. O'Hearn of Pittsfield pipe orator, Maurice A. Blake of Hills class poet, F. D. Couden, Clarence H, Griffin of Winthrop, Clifford F. Elwood of Green's Farm, Conn.; Howard M. White of Springfield, John W. Gregg, P. F. Staples of Westboro, Arthur L. Peck of Hartford, Arthur W. Gilbert of West Brookfield committee on "prom," Howard D. Newton of Stockbridge, Clarence H. Griffin, Sidney B. Haskell of Southbridge general committee on commencement, Ernest A. Back of Florence, George E. O'Hearn, Howard D. Newton, Arthur W. Gilbert committee on class cup.
The Boston Globe 18 February 1904
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Policeman's Slayer Found Guilty.
WHITE PLAINS, Feb. 18—A jury in the Supreme Court here today found a verdict of murder in the first degree against Francesco Raffo, who shot to death Police Policeman Maurice Ahearn in Rochelle Park, New Rochelle on June 20 last. Raffo testified that he thought the policeman was a loafer who intended to rob him. His sweetheart, who at first turned against him, said that if he was acquitted she would marry him.
The Sun 19 February 1904
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Policeman's Murderer Convicted
WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Feb. 18.—Francesco Raffo, who, when detected stealing chickens and flowers, shot and killed Special Policeman Maurice Ahearn, was convicted of murder in the first degree before Justice Wilmot Smith at this place to-day. The jury was out from 5:01 to 7:34. Justice Smith on Tuesday next will sentence Raffo to die in the electric chair.
New York Times 19 February 1904
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Jerry Ahern, an inmate of the state prison, has been adjudged insane and brought to Reno and placed in the asylum.
Reno Evening Gazette 22 February 1904
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Martin Ebelt Who Strangled His Wife and Francesco Raffo
Who Killed a Policeman Will Be Electrocuted in April.
   WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Feb. 25.—Two murderers were sentenced to death here today, they being Martin Ebelt of Mount Vernon who strangled his wife and Francesco Raffo, who killed Policeman Maurice Ahearn in New Rochelle. Action in the case of Ebelt was quick, he being sentenced immediately after the jury had declared him guilty. Both men will be electrocuted in Sing Sing the week beginning April 11. The Jury which convicted Ebelt had been out nineteen hours and thirty minutes, having been given the case yesterday. For twelve hours they stood eleven for murder in the first degree and one for murder in the second degree. The Jurymen were forced to sleep on benches in the jury room all night. More than one hundred ballots were taken. Ebelt showed stolid indifference to his sentence of death.
   Raffo, who was convicted some days ago was brought into court handcuffed to Deputy Sheriff Sarles. His counsel, Ex-District Attorney Andrews and Capt. Dr. Grenville T. Emmett made a motion for a new trial on the ground that the verdict was against the law and evidence. Judge Smith denied the motion and immediately pronounced sentence. After Raffo had been taken back to the jail and was told by an interpreter that his sentence meant death he almost collapsed and then wept. Ex-District-Attorney Andrew says he will carry an appeal from the convictions of Ebelt and Raffo to the Court of Appeals.
The Evening World 25 February 1904
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Justice Smith Appoints Time for Execution of Ebelt and Raffo.
   WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Feb. 25.—Supreme Court Justice Smith to-day sentenced two murderers to the electric chair. Both sentences are to be executed in the course of the week beginning April 12. Martin Ebelt, who murdered his wife, was pronounced guilty this morning after the jury had been out all night, and was sentenced as soon as the verdict was presented.
   After disposing of the Ebelt case Justice Smith sentenced Francesco Raffo to death for the murder of Special Policeman Maurice Ahearn. Raffo was tried and convicted last week.
New York Times 26 February 1904
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Two Men Sentenced to Die.
New York, Feb., 26.—Martin Ebolt was found guilty of murder in the first degree at White Plains, his crime being the slaying of his wife, and was sentenced to be electrocuted at Sing Sing during the week of April 11. Francisco Raffo, convicted last week of first degree murder for having killed Special Policeman Maurice Ahearn, was also sentenced to be electrocuted at Sing Sing the same week as Ebolt. Ahearn was slain while attempting to arrest Raffo. He was not in uniform, and Raffo, who had been stealing chickens and flowers, claimed in defense that he thought Ahearn was a highwayman.
Lock Haven Express 26 February 1904
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Thomas S. Harloe has been re-elected lieutenant of the Second Division of the Naval Battalion and Gunner Dan O'Hearn has been elected ensign of the same division.
San Francisco Call 3 April 1904
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Infant's Body Found at Arlington
ARLINGTON, April 10—The dead body of an infant, apparently a couple of days old, was found this afternoon in a vacant lot on Mystic st., between Russell st. and a brook, by Michael Ahern of Winchester and John McCarthy of Woburn. The body was viewed by the medical examiner.
The Boston Globe 11 April 1904
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David O'Hearn was in local court this morning, charged by patrolman Mitchell with the larceny of a dog valued at $50, the property of William Climo of 2 Baker pl. The case was continued till tomorrow.
The Boston Globe 22 April 1904
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Decision of Court on Bergstrom Appeal Affects Raffo and Ebelt.
   Three murderers from Westchester County who are in the deathhouse at Sing Sing will have to die because of the decision of the Court of Appeals, just handed down. In the appeal of Oscar Bergstrom, of Mount Kisco, affirming his conviction. His lawyer, David H. Hunt, made the appeal on the ground that the Westchester jury law was unconstitutional, because it did not give the prisoner a right to challenge each individual grand Juryman.
   The Court of Appeals does not touch on that question, but holds that the constitution of the United States provides that each prisoner is entitled to a trial by a Jury of twelve men. Mr. Hunt raised many novel points in his appeal, but the decision is against him and means that Martin Ebelt, who strangled his bride at Mount Vernon and threw her body in a sewer, and Francesco Raffo, who shot Policeman Maurice Ahearn, will have to go to the electric chair. Each appeal of the murderers was based on the constitutionality of the jury law. Such a grave question was raised that the Westchester Bar Association had a special jury act passed by the last legislature.
New-York Tribune 28 April 1904
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Cowcatcher Carried Dead Body.
RITZVILLE, Wash., April 30.—(Special.) Victor Ahern, the 16-year-old son of Mrs. Ahern, a widow living seven miles northeast of town, was killed this morning by the North Coast limited striking his wagon while crossing the tracks one block east of the depot. The wagon was demolished and Ahern was thrown upon the cowcatcher of the locomotive and carried for a block and a half to the regular stopping place of the train.
The Sunday Oregonian 1 May 1904
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Jury disagrees in Barry case: The jury remained out about 27 hours and could not agree. We understand that a 11-1 stood for conviction. Judge Benson would not try the case again this term.
The Irish News 3 May 1904
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WOULD BE ADMINISTRATRIX.—Agnes B. Ahern yesterday applied for letters of administration upon the $15,000 estate of her sister, Mary A. Ahern. She makes the application on request of Anne Ahern, mother of the deceased.
San Francisco Call 7 May 1904
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A yacht built for Peter Ahern at George Farmer's yard at East Oakland was launched last week. She is 37 feet 2 inches long over all, with a beam of 12 feet 4 inches and a depth of hull amidships of 4 feet 10 inches. She has a centerboard and is rigged as a yawl. She is lying in Sessions Basin and is expected to prove an able cruiser.
San Francisco Call 7 May 1904
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   What's the matter with the American chicken? Has it deteriorated to the boarding house standard and lost all its attractiveness for epicures? Can it be possible that a chicken hatched in the United States and reared to the market stage on a diet of oatmeal is usurped in the estimation of the American gourmand by a chicken that attains its majority in the northern part of France?
   These questions are appealing to the first-class restaurant keepers of Chicago. They are wondering whether the tastes of their patrons will justify the purchase of fat-breasted pullets with the trademark, “Made in France,” in competition with the meal-fed American born, patriotic spring chicken. It's a question of dollars and cents to the restaurant keepers and the patrons as well.
   It costs something to order a Normandy chicken or a Brittany capon in the best restaurants. And there are few of these eating places which have the daring to include imported chickens on their menus. The innovation, if it can be thus designated, was introduced two years ago when Tom O'Herne, a South Water street commission merchant, notified his trade that he had six dozen of the finest imported chickens ever brought into the market.
   Mr. O'Herne had undertaken the risk of importing a case of chickens from France. He had six dozen of the fowls, hand-picked, all white feathered and white skinned, their feet wrapped in tissue paper and the feathers left on their heads as an evidence of genuineness. they were guaranteed milk-fed to weigh at least a pound and a quarter each. As to their tenderness and appetizing qualities, Mr. O'Herne was confident.
   Three of the best hotels and two restaurants which cater to the palates of the wealthy promptly relieved Mr. O'Herne of any further worry. The chickens were listed on the bills of fare at varying prices, ranging from $1.25 to $2 each, and they went like “hot cakes.” They were voted far ahead of any chicken that first saw the light of day beneath the Stars and Stripes. This may have been because they were listed as foreign born.
   The importation of chickens from France is not the only feature of the trade in South Water street just now. Foreign game birds are being daily brought into Chicago, at a time when the game laws make it almost impossible for restaurant keepers to meet the wants of their customers. It is possible for hotel and restaurant men to buy Norway grouse, Scotch ptarmigan and English partridge in South Water street at half the price usually charged for native game.—Chicago Chronicle.
Dallas Morning News 29 May 1904
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Row Over Lawsuit Has Fatal End—Self-Defense the Claim.
James Ahearn, proprietor of the Cambridgeport Hotel, Forty-ninth Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, yesterday struck William Waldmeier of 527 West Fifty-second Street with his fist, causing him to fall on the back of his head on the marble floor in a saloon at Third Avenue and One Hundred and Fifty-sixth Street. Waldmeier was taken to Lebanon Hospital, where he died within two hours without recovering consciousness.

Ahearn, who is a very small man, fled, but later in the day surrendered himself at the District Attorney's office, where he was told to go to a police station. Accordingly he went to the Morrisania Police Station. There had been a lawsuit over the installation of an ice machine at the Cambridgeport, and the two men met in the saloon. Waldmeier, Ahearn said, who was a witness against him, had struck him and he struck back in self-defense. Concussion of the brain is believed to have caused death. Ahearn was released in $10,000 bail by Coroner Berry.

New York Times 2 June 1904
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Mr. John Blake and Miss Katie Ahern, both of this city were married at Winchester, on Thursday, May 26th, by nuptial high mass, Rev. Father Ryan officiating. Miss Ahern was one of the accommodating and pleasant operators of the East Tennessee Telephone Co., a bright and attractive young lady. Mr. Blake is a popular employe of the L. & N. R. R.
The Bourbon News 3 June 1904
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Police Court
Arlington police as a rule are less harsh with wrong doers than some we know of, for their plan has been to caution where it has been considered thoughtlessness rather than wilfull violation was the cause. Knowing that a place in town was frequented by some young men for gaming purposes, they were warned to discontinue the practice. Not heeding, last Sunday morning the place was visited and John Ahern, John J. Dale, John Ryan, John Rooney were arrested for gaming on the Lord's day. Each was fined $5 in the Cambridge District Court, but appealed and gave bonds to prosecute the same. We shall be surprised if they do not find this last procedure even more foolish than defying the law in the first instance.
Arlington Advocate 4 June 1904
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Musical Programme Followed by Awarding of Diplomas.
The graduation exercises of the Horace Mann Evening School were held Thursday evening at Mission Opera Hall, 2131 Mission street. The programme of speaking, music and dances was a great success. The following is the list of graduates:
Ninth grade — C. A. Kampf (medal), Albert Louis Wilhelm (medal), Jesse Milton Warren, William Joseph Ahern, . . . 
San Francisco Call 12 June 1904
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Knife Is Freely Used in Quarrels and
One Injured Man May Not Recover.
   Four persons were stabbed yesterday as the result of quarrels and one may not recover. They are:
   Ahern, James, 21 years old, [5?]46 Twenty-sixth street, stabbed twice in the stomach as a result of quarrel on Halsted street car at Eighteenth street and Wentworth avenue; will recover; George White, a negro, arrested. . . . 
Chicago Tribune 13 June 1904
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Miss Lucy O'Hearn of Lynn Jumped from Moving Car.
LYNN, June 19—Miss Lucy O'Hearn, who jumped from a moving electric car on Leighton st., last night, being frightened by the explosion of dynamite caps placed on the rails by boys, is in a serious condition in her home, 366 Western av. Today, as the result. Fears are now entertained that she received internal injuries. An effort is being made to stop this practice on the car rails, and the police will arrest all parties caught in the act. Dealers in fireworks have also been notified that they must not sell any of these explosives until given a license by the city.
The Boston Globe 20 June 1904
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O'Hern in Salt Lake
Mike O'Hern, who it has been feared may have met with foul play because he has not been heard from for several weeks, is in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was seen there a few days ago by a gentleman of his acquaintance, who talked with him. Mike had money, a pleasant smile and was in a happy frame of mind, but declined to say just what were his future intentions. Mrs. O'Hern denies that she and her husband have separated.
Omaha Morning World-Herald 21 June 1904
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Miss Louise Ahearn of Cambridge and Mr. Joseph P. Crotty were married yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at St. John's church, Cambridge, by Rev. William J. Murphy, pastor of the church. Following the ceremony a largely attended reception was held at 59 Julian st., Roxbury the new home of the young couple. Mr. and Mr. Crotty will live at 59 Julian st., Roxbury, after their wedding trip.
The Boston Globe 23 June 1904
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District Court
The evidence against the young men arrested not long ago for gambling, on which the District Court rendered a verdict of guilty, was not sufficient to convict in the higher court and they were discharged. The testimony offered in defense was to the effect that the young men were a committee in charge of a "benefit;" that they met at the hall to square accounts; that the money on the table was part of the proceeds of tickets sold; that the playing cards the officer testified to seeing were in reality their "benefit" tickets. This story the jury believed. It was in the early hours of a Sunday morning that the police raided the place and made the arrest.
Arlington Advocate 25 June 1904
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At the Adelaide Police Court on Monday morning Oscar Andrew, a young man, was charged on remand, on the information of Sub- Inspector Burchell, with having inflicted grievous bodily harm upon Daniel Ahern at Thebarton on June 23. Dr. E. J. Stuckey, house surgeon at the Adelaide Hospital, stated that when admitted to that institution Ahern was only half conscious. He was suffering from a cut about an inch long on the right side of his head. He was still dazed, and would not be able to appear in court for at least two weeks. On the application of the police a remand was granted until July 12.
The South Australian Advertiser 28 June 1904
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In the district court yesterday, Elmer B. Knowlton was convicted of assault and battery on Henry Ahearn and was fined $25. He appealed.
The Boston Globe 29 June 1904
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Miss Lottie Ahern is acting as assistant postmistress at the Surfside post office, near the state reservation.
Miss Ann Page, Miss Dorothea Tallack, Miss Katherine Page, Mrs. Hutchinson Page and Jack Tallack of Brookline are guests of Miss Marjorie Ahern at Dean av., Winthrop Highlands.
The Boston Globe 3 July 1904
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John O'Hearn of Worcester Drowned in Canal at Nashua.
NASHUA, N.H. July 5—The body of John O'Hearn, aged 26 years, of Worcester, was found in the canal here today. The body was sent to Worcester. O'Hearn came here Sunday to attend the races and has been missing since that day. It is believed that he went to Canobie lake Sunday evening, and returning, got off the car at the junction, wandered to the banks of the canal and was accidentally drowned.
The Boston Globe 6 July 1904
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John F. Ahearn to Joseph W. Ahearn, lot on NE line of Boardman place, 150 NW of Brannan street, NW 25 by NE 117:6; $10.
San Francisco Call 8 July 1904
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Names Price for Broken Leg
A plasterer named D. J. Ahern, who fell from a broken scaffold and so injured his left leg as to necessitate its amputation, yesterday brought suit for $27,050 against Martin Carrick, for whom he was working at the time of the accident on September 9, 1903. He was plastering a building at the corner of Waller and Shrader streets.
San Francisco Call 16 July 1904
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AHEARN—POWERS—In this city, July 14, 1904, by the Rev. Maximilian Neuman, John F. Ahearn and Isabel M. Powers, both of San Francisco.
San Francisco Call 17 July 1904
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Two Hundred Homeless.
Millington, Md., Special.—Two hundred persons in this town are homeless and without shelter and food as a result of the fire here Tuesday night, which destroyed 39 dwellings and 17 places of business. The loss is placed at $150,000, with practically no insurance. J. P. Ahearn, president of the board of town commissioners, today sent an appeal for immediate aid to Mayor Bird, of Wilmington, and also to the mayors of Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Edgefield Advertiser 20 July 1904
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Rope Around Neck, Skull Crushed and Pockets Emptied.
News reached Reno last night of the finding of a body in the Truckee river near Ninth Crossing. Two laborers on the government canal made the grewsome [sic] discovery. The body was that of a laboring man. His skull was crushed and a rope was tied about his neck. His pockets were turned inside out. The men at the camp believe that it is the body of N. [sic] Ahern, who was last seen alive on Tuesday afternoon. The evidences of murder are strong and the case is being investigated today by Coroner Updike, who went east this morning on the early train, being unable on account of sickness to go to the camp last night.
Reno Evening Gazette 22 July 1904
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West Oakland Man is Murdered in Nevada.
Fortune Teller Said She Saw His Death in the Cards.
Within one week the Truckee river in the vicinity of Reno, Nev. has given up two dead men who came to their death through violence. Both of the victims were residents of Oakland and both of them, at least according to the best information now attainable, resided in West Oakland, their former homes being only two blocks apart. The first of these was Thomas Brown Walker of 991 Willow street, who was drowned one week ago yesterday and whose funeral took place this afternoon, and the other is Michael Ahearn, whose home is at 925 Pine street, who was murdered a day or two ago and robbed of a gold watch and $100 which it is known he had received when he was last seen alive. At 925 Pine street was found the family of "M. Ahearn," the father of which, Michael Ahearn, has been absent for the past five or six months. Ahearn was working in the vicinity of Reno. The telegram from Reno was as follows:
"RENO, July 21.—Another case has been added to the long list of Truckee river mysteries. The body of M. Ahearn, of Oakland, for two years and employe of the San Francisco Construction Company, but latterly engaged in Government work in Nevada, was found today floating in the stream. His skull was frightfully crushed, a rope was tied around his neck and the pockets in his clothes were turned inside out. Every indication goes to show that Ahearn was murdered and that robbery was the motive. Ahearn was last seen alive on Tuesday, when he cashed a check for $100. Not a cent of the money was found upon the body today and a gold watch Ahearn was known to carry is also missing. He was a peaceable man, so far as known, but on Tuesday stated that he was going to quit his position on account of not being able to get along with one of the Government inspectors on the work. He did not mention the man's name."
"I know it is my father," said Miss Katie. "I know it is he because, when he was going away, he told me he was going to work on a government canal in Nevada. I think near Wadsworth, and that town is only a short distance from Reno. He said, I am doing a job on a steam shovel and I may be away for a year. I am sure it is my father, because my mother had her fortune told by a French fortune-teller a few weeks ago and she was told that my father was going to meet a hasty death and was going to get it in a crowd. It was in the cards, she said, that he was going to die soon. He came here from Nevada and remained here for a short time and then went back—to his death. Yes, my father would have that amount of money with him. He was paid well. He sometimes saved his money. He's got money in the savings bank—perhaps a couple of thousand dollars. He always carried a book in his pocket which contained his name and his address, but the robbers must have taken that also."

Miss Ahern [sic] said that her mother had gone out early in the morning. She didn't know where she was and did not believe she would return until this evening. "My mother," she declared :had heard nothing about this awful story before she left home." The family of the unfortunate man comprises the wife and three daughters, Annie, aged 23 years; Katie, 20 years, and Mrs. Mamie Martin, 22 years of age.

Thomas A. Griffin of the Ridley House said:
"I knew Ahern very well. When he came here in the early part of the year from Nevada he gave me $100 to keep for him. I think that was five months ago. I took the money and I gave him a receipt for it and paid it out to him just as he wanted it. When he was going away I gave him all that was coming to him. He told me that he calculated to go there, that is, on the work that the Government was doing there in a canal, and that he was going to save money, and that he expected when he came back he would have $1000 and that he would not have to work during the winter. He wasn't to do State work. He was to work for the general Government."
Oakland Tribune 22 July 1904
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The resignation of Agnes J. Ahern as assistant teacher in the Whittier Primary School was accepted. She also sent notice of the death of her sister, Mary A. Ahern, a teacher in the Franklin School.
San Francisco Call 22 July 1904
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Police Court
The Frank Hearn arrested at Lexington this week for stealing a watch, is the same party who a year or more ago assaulted Mrs. Skillings and has been arrested here before for petty larcenies.
Arlington Advocate 23 July 1904
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Send for Ahearn's Body.
OAKLAND. July 24.—The body of the man murdered on the banks of the Truckee River and who was identified as Michael Ahearn of 925 Pine street, this city, will be shipped to Oakland for burial by order of Mrs. Ahearn within the next two days. Mrs. Ahearn is firmly convinced that the body is that of her husband and has ordered its removal here as soon as the Reno authorities finish their investigation.
San Francisco Call 25 July 1904
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His Relatives Claim the Remains Were Held by Nevada Coroner for Money
District Attorney Is Asked to Investigate the Case and He Promises Action
Trouble in getting the body of Michael Ahearn, which was found in the Truckee River a few days ago, has caused an appeal to be made to the District Attorney's office here by the relatives of the dead man. They want the actions of Coroner Updyke of Washoe County, Nevada, investigated. They intimate that the body was held for money, and when coin was not sent the body was buried. Mrs. John Martin, a daughter of Ahearn, told Deputy District Attorney W. H. L. Hynes to-day that in answer to a query as to how much it would cost to have the remains sent to this city she had received a reply that would cost $85. To this she agreed. Later it developed that more than $100 was found on Ahearn's person. A message was sent to Mrs. Martin that it would be all right and that the body would leave Reno Saturday last. A local undertaker met the train at the Sixteenth-street depot on Sunday morning, but the body did not arrive. Another telegram was sent and a reply was received informing the relatives that if they wanted the body they must send $100. In view of the former messages the whole affair had a peculiar look to the family. They refused to send any money, and in the meantime the remains have been buried at Reno. The District Attorney of Washoe County, Nevada, has been communicated with and he has promised that an investigation will be made.
San Francisco Call 27 July 1904
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Saturday, July 30.
Staff Changes.
The following staff changes in the Postmaster's Department are notified :— Mary Ellen Ahern, postmistress, Whyte- Yarcowie, to postmistress, Virginia, vice Baker promoted.
The Adelaide Advertiser 3 August 1904
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August 6.—General regret was expressed when it became known that Miss Ahern, the postmistress, was about to leave Yarcowie to take charge of the post-office at Virginia. The ladies decided that Miss Ahern should have a good send off. A social was held on Friday evening. Mr. Dowd presided, and presented Miss Ahern with a handsome clock and gold brooch. Messrs. P. Ward, Fane, T. Hams, and W. Lock also spoke kindly of Miss Ahern, and regretted her removal. Miss Burke responded for Miss Ahern. Miss Nora Ahern, her sister, who resided with her, was also the recipient of a gold brooch. Mrs. Ward, Misses Mollie Dowd and Boerke (2) contributed musical items. Refreshments were provided, and the evening concluded with a dance.
The Adelaide Advertiser 8 August 1904
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The following marriage licenses were issued yesterday:
John Ahern, 41, 1310 Sanchez street, and Mary O'Keeffe, 28, city.
San Francisco Call 10 August 1904
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The following marriage licenses were issued yesterday:
Orlando Macy, 32, 1716 Folsom street, and Rebecca Ahern, 32, 1790 Folsom street.
San Francisco Call 21 August 1904
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C. A. Warren & Co. hereby offers a reward of $200 for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who murdered M. Ahearn on the line of the government ditch between Ninth Crossing and Wadsworth.
Reno Evening Gazette 25 August 1904
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James O'Hearn and family of Cleveland avenue have moved to Providence, R. I.
North Adams Transcript 31 August 1904
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Local and Personal Brevities
James Ahern and his sisters, Miss Nellie and Mrs. R. E. Corrigan, were guests on Sunday of their uncle, Daniel Ahern.
Sycamore True Republican 31 August 1904
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Ahern Goes East
Mr. and Mrs. Con Ahern, of Virginia City, were here last night on their way to Baltimore and other eastern cities where they will visit for several weeks. Mr. Ahern is a candidate for presidential elector on the Republican ticket.
Reno Evening Gazette 7 September 1904
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How the Native Trees are Conserved in the Archipelago—
Money Made and Rain Water Kept on Tap—Hawaii's Luck.
   Captain George P. Ahern, 9th U. S. Cavalry, is on his way to the mainland by the transport Sherman. He is doing for the Philippine Islands a service such as Forester Hosmer is doing for the Hawaiian Islands, though by somewhat different methods dictated by variant circumstances. Having been disabled in active service in the Philippines, Captain Ahern was four years ago detached to superintend forestry work there. This to him was a labor of love to undertake, for he is not only an expert but an enthusiastic forester. Captain Ahern started the first school of forestry in the United States in connection with his military duties at the town of Bozeman, Montana.
   Captain Ahern put up at the Alexander Young hotel, where last night he granted an interview to an Advertiser reporter. "We have had an organized forestry service in the Philippines for four years," Captain Ahern said, "and we obtained a half million dollars gold in revenue the past two years from the forests.
   "We are now provided with a complete legislation on forestry, as up-to-date and modern as any you will find anywhere in the world so far as forest protection is concerned. Having had it demonstrated to them that forestry is a business proposition, the Commissioners have been generous with appropriations for the service. They have granted us $150,000 gold for the present year. "We Issue licenses for a year to lumbermen to work in certain defined limits, and they pay us so much for each cubic foot of lumber classified according to its value. There are sixty stations over the islands manned by American foresters and inspectors and Filipino rangers, so that there is a check on every stick of lumber cut in the islands. We can give licenses for terms up to twenty years. One was issued recently to a company giving it an exclusive privilege to operate over an area of seventy square miles. The timber is selected on the tract and only such is cut as we select. There is therefore no fear of denudation. The virgin forest is constantly coming up. Forests exist there which must be cut out. We have a forest reservation also which is set aside for special protection, to conserve either the water flow of certain streams or the forest itself. The only difference between the reservations and other public forests is that the reservations cannot be entered upon as homesteads or sold.
   "There are between 500 and 700 kinds of timber taken out, there being fully 1500 kinds of wood in the islands. Sometimes forty different species are found on one acre of ground. On one tract of 100 square miles you will find fully 400 different species. We have a large workshop in Manila superintended by three expert cabinet makers from Rochester, N. Y., assisted by thirty or forty Filipinos.
   In this shop we endeavor to show the values and beauties of different woods, especially of the kinds that are found in greatest abundance. Often the native lumbermen will say a wood is of no account, when upon investigation we find that it serves some useful purpose. Visitors passing through Manila who look into our shop are amazed at the beauty of so many of our woods. Our exhibit at the St. Louis fair has excited a great deal of Interest. We have there a building 150 feet long which is devoted exclusively to the Philippine forestry exhibit. We find difficulty in getting expert American foresters to serve in the Philippines, and the Hawaiian Islands may consider themselves fortunate in securing the services of a man like Mr. Hosmer to work in this limited field. He stands very high in the United States service and I would give a good deal to have a man of his ability associated with me in the Philippines.
   "I am afraid Hawaiians do not appreciate the full value of forest reserves, especially as means of conserving the water supply. Timber is of secondary importance. You may send off and get your timber, but in time of dry seasons when water is worth so much to your farms you cannot send off and get it. This is so fully appreciated by farmers in the western part of the United States, where the value of a little forest cover is realized. The thicker the forest the more the rainfall is soaked away for use in the dry season. Many years of careful experiments throughout Europe have shown that a forest will take care of five-sixths of the rainfall and allow but one-sixth of it to run off. If that same ground is cleaned of its forest or of its undergrowth a large part of that rainfall-will run off immediately and where the ground is dry and bare five-sixths will run away.
   "When a person considers what an immense amount of water will fall on a valley of, say, 2,000 square miles he will appreciate what is lost when he sees this water run off in June which might be kept until September if there was a forest cover in the upper valley.
   One great destructive agency is fire and when a fire runs through a forest and clears out the underbrush and leaves the trees standing, the natural reproduction to supply the future forest is delayed by a great many years. And where the standing timber of removed there is absolutely no chance for future forests in that locality. The undergrowth so often affords protection to the young seedlings. If there are simply young seedlings and grass the livestock would soon get rid of this young growth.
   "A hundred thousand seedlings will cover an acre, on which from fifty to one hundred trees will work up. Forest trees standing apart will not make good timber. If trees are not close together they run out to branches and do not make in height. When closely set their branches break off against each other, and besides the sun getting only at the tops will make the growth high.
   "In the Philippines we did not start in on scientific work, But first endeavored to show results in revenue. We made $100,000 the first year, $160,000 the second and then $200,000. So, after the first year, when I asked for appropriations they were very generous. "Before, having legislation on the subject I had a talk for two days with the lumbermen—Chinese, Spanish and Filipinos. We have as a rule public discussion of public acts before they are passed, so when this came up there was very little left to be said after our conference."
   Captain Ahern, being asked about his future movements, stated that he was going to the St. Louis Exposition as a member of the committee to look after the disposition of the exhibits at the close of the fair. He had already given orders to send a large variety of Philippine seeds to the Hawaiian Board of Agriculture and Forestry. The last time he was in Honolulu he took eight varieties of sugar cane to the Philippines, which had done will there. Some pineapple plants taken hence at the same time had died. On his return, which he expected would be in the January steamer, he intended to take some choice pineapple plants specially packed. They have some good pines from Ceylon, also some fair native varieties, but he regards Hawaii as leading in quality of pineapples. Captain Ahern intends to experiment with pineapples at different altitudes and in various soils.
   Questioned about general conditions in the Philippines, Captain Ahern said the Filipinos were at last beginning to accept the Americans. He thought that during this last year a change for the better had come over the attitude of the people toward the situation.
   Americans in the Philippines do not like the idea of paying duties on goods from the United States. Captain Ahern thought it probably [sic] that a system of internal revenue would probably be substituted for the customs tariff as a means of revenue for the support of the government of the islands. This was one of the things for which he intended to work on his present visit home.
   Captain Ahern says that Governor Luke E. Wright is doing splendidly. It was feared when he was appointed that, being a Southern man, the position might be less congenial to him than to his predecessor. The Filipinos, however, have been made to realize that he is a worthy successor to Governor Taft.
Hawaiian Gazette 9 September 1904
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Mrs. Anna Ruble Asks $5,000 Damages
from Michael Ahern for Slander
Because she says he circulated bad stories concerning her character Mrs. Anna Ruble has commenced a suit in the district court against Michael Ahern to recover $5,000 for the injuries she claims to have suffered.
Des Moines Capital 12 September 1904
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Patrolman Jere J. Reardon of station 4 had Lawrence Ahearn and John Maxwell before Judge Bennett on a charge of setailing [sic] shoes valued at $26 from the New York Central and Hudson River railroad company yesterday. They were sentenced to five months each in the house of correction.
The Boston Globe 14 September 1904
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United States Army Transport Sherman Comes In
From Philippines, Nagasaki and Honolulu
The United States army transport Sherman came into port yesterday morning, 31 days from Manila, 23 days from Nagasaki and 7 days 15 hours from Honolulu. She brought 164 cabin passengers, 7 hospital corps men, 126 enlisted and short-term men, 36 general prisoners, 33 marines and navy men, 37 sick (including 4 insane), 49 discharged soldiers and 41 ex-employes, deported men and servants, making a total of 493 passengers on board. The day before the transport's arrival at Nagasaki she ran into a violent typhoon that swept the full length of the Japanese coast. The big vessel did not try to buck the gale, but lay to while the wind howled in fury over her for about ten hours.

Among the sick officers on the Sherman's passenger list, en route to the General Hospital, are Colonel Charles Smart, assistant surgeon general; Colonel J. B. Kerr of the general staff; R. T. Metcalf, assistant surgeon; Lieutenant G. N. Kimball, Twelfth Cavalry; Lieutenant C. N. Feamsters, Fourth Infantry, and Lieutenant James Conway, Philippine Scouts.

Captain G. P. Ahern, Ninth Infantry, is the Chief of Forestry of the Philippine Islands. He was detailed for that duty four years ago and has systematically organized the service for the preservation of the forests of the islands. Inspectors and rangers have perfect control and almost $500,000 was paid into the treasury from permits for cutting wood in the island forests. This year the Government will give the board of forestry $150,000 for use in the service.

San Francisco Call 17 September 1904
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   At the parochial residence, Summer and Main Sts. yesterday afternoon at three o'clock Mr. Gus Westland of 23 Berry St., Boston, and Miss Mary Ahern of 74 Main St., this city, were united in marriage by the Rev. Henry A. Walsh.
   Mr. Gus Westland was born in Youngsville, Pennsylvania [illegible] lived most of his life in the [illegible] Boston. Miss Mary Ahern is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Ahern who reside at the corner of Main and Stoddard Sts.
   Mr. Ernest Gay of Stoneham acted as best man and Miss Margaret Ahern, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. The bride wore a drab silk and the bridesmaid blue silk nuns veiling.
   After receiving immediate relatives at the home of the bride's parents, they started for New York, where they intend to make their home.
   The happy couple were the recipients of many handsome and valuable presents. Among some of those [illegible]
Side board, John Ahern
Silver knives and forks, Mrs. Ahern
Morris chair, Edward Ahern
Pair pictures, Mrs. B. Foley
Table linens, Mrs. P. Martin
Lemonade set, Mrs. H. O'Brien
Celery dish and pictures, Ruth O'Brien
Silver teaspoons, Mary McHugh
Silver nut set, Katherine Ahern
Linen towels, Margaret Driscoll
Pillow sheets, Daisy McLaughlin
   The TIMES extends its best wishes to the newly married couple.
Woburn Daily Times 6 October 1904
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WESTLAND—AHERN.—In Woburn, October 5, by Rev. Henry A. Walsh, Gus Westland of Boston and Mary Ahern of Woburn.
Woburn News 7 October 1904
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Democrats and People's Party Men Put Up Separate Ticket.
FLANDREAU, S. D.—The democratic county convention made the following nominations: Senator, James Faris, Sr.; representatives, A. N. Smith, James K. Duncan; treasurer Gustav Kastorff; sheriff, Edward O'Heran; register of deeds, James Gillett; auditor, A. C. McFarland; superintendent, Bessie Ryan.
The Minneapolis Journal 7 October 1904
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Patrolman Dies From Injury
Revolver, Accidentally Discharged, Inflicted Wound Resulting in Death from Blood Poisoning
Frank Ahearn, a patrolman of the Tenth district, died Monday as the result of a peculiar accident which happened a month ago. Ahearn was patrolling his beat, striking his club on the stone pavement at intervals. A hard tap caused his club to bounce back, striking his revolver and discharging it. The bullet entered his right leg. Physicians told Ahearn that his life could be saved by amputating his leg. This he would not consent to. Blood poisoning followed, resulting fatally. Ahearn was appointed a patrolman Aug. 21, 1899.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 10 October 1904
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Thomas Ahern Wants $5,000 Damages from Dr. Janeway.
Say Is Fraud In Note Suit
Several Cases Settled in Circuit Court —
Judge Heisley Will Sit Here All This Week
   The $5,000 damage suit brought in the Circuit Court by Thomas Ahern of 88 Railroad avenue, against Dr. H. H. Janeway, was on trial before Judge Heisley and a jury in court today, the case having been opened this morning. The suit is brought to recover for an alleged unskillful treatment by the defendant of an injured hand of the plaintiff and the case is of especial interest to the local doctors, several of whom were in court as witnesses in the case. Among them were noticed Drs. Donohue, Schuyler Clark, Slack, Shannon, Smith and Rice. William H. Woglom of Perth Amboy is the foreman of the jury.
    Former Senator Robert Adrain, in opening the case for the plaintiff, said the suit was one that would appeal strongly to them if he was able to present the facts and sustain them as they had been presented to him. In his opening he said:
    "The suit is for $5,000 damages brought for the unskillful neglect and ignorant management of a crushed and injured right hand. The plaintiff is a poor man who depended for his living upon the use of his hands. He had no practically lost the use of his right hand.
    "On Dec. 20, 1902, Mr. Ahern was at work in the factory of Janeway and Carpender when he was called by the superintendent to assist in moving some railroad irons. In moving one of them it fell and Mr. Ahern had the middle finger crushed and the third finger broken, as simple fracture.
    "He insisted on being taken to the office of Dr. Shanon, but his request was denied and he was transferred to the office of Dr. Janeway without Mr. Ahern having any determination in the matter. The management by the doctor of that hand is what complained of. This management was such that Mr. Ahern was obliged to go to New York to have it looked after.
    "The fracture was never set. It was put in a plaster of paris cast ten days after the accident and became contracted, bend and all doubled up. Three or four months afterward Dr. Janeway attempted to straighten it, when Mr. Ahern was made the subject of acute pain. He was put on an operating table and worked over for an hour or two until everyone became so excited that the scene was closed. For this we see damages and if we prove these facts we ask a verdict at your hands."
    Mr. Ahern was called as the first witness. He said he had served in the English army and was also a gamekeeper in England before coming to this country. He had worked here at the rubber works and also at Janeway and Carpender's factory. The court ruled out the effort to show that Ahern when hurt had asked that he be taken to Dr. Shanon, this being not competent evidence. Thomas Scott went with him to the office of Dr. Janeway. On that occasion and on visits made thereafter he asked that the broken finger be set. Dr. Janeway told him on the occasion of the first visit that he would set it later on.
    Lawyer Willard P. Voorhees objected to the witness testifying whether it was set or not. He claimed the setting of a finger was a question for an expert and that the witness had not qualified himself as an expert. Judge Heisley thought he had an idea as to what the setting of a fractured finger was and that the witness was capable of answering the question.
    Mr. Ahern declared the finger was not set until one day he insisted on having Dr. Shanon, his family physician, look at the hand. Dr. Shanon was sent for and visited the office of Dr. Janeway. The broken finger was then set and plasters placed on the other finger at the suggestion of Dr. Shannon. The cross-examination of Mr. Ahern was going on then the noon recess was taken.
The New Brunswick Times 10 October 1904
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Jury Finds No Cause for Action Against Him
Deliberated for Two Hours
Action Brought by Thomas Ahearn for Damages
for the Improper Treatment of an Injured Hand
   Dr. Henry H. Janeway won the suit for damages brought against him by Thomas Ahearn for an alleged improper treatment of an injured hand today when the jury returned a verdict in his favor finding no cause for action. They deliberated over the case for two hours and returned their verdict at one o'clock this being the fifth day of the trial.
    Judge Heisley this morning charged the jury. He said there were two complaints against the defendant, one that he had failed to set the third or broken finger until eight or nine days after the accident and the other was that he had failed properly to treat the middle finger and Ahearn was subject to terrific pain by reason of the plaintiff trying too late to manipulate the finger to straighten it and that he finally lost the finger by amputation.
    The court said the burden of proof was upon the plaintiff. The law never presumed negligence yet the plaintiff was not bound to prove his case beyond a reasonable doubt as in criminal cases, but by the weight of evidence. It was not necessary to take the testimony of a dozen witnesses in preference to one witness but the evidence must be satisfactory and convincing in their mind.
    "As counsel has said," remarked the court, "the result of your verdict in favor of the plaintiff does not mean only a money damage, but more or less a permanent injury to the reputation of the defendant. A verdict against a professional man of guilt has more or less effect upon his future practice yet if you believe the defendant is guilty you should so declare no matter what the result will be. Because of these reasons the court would impress upon you the importance of giving the case the very best consideration your are capable of.
    "It is patent to every man that a physician cannot guarantee success and the law does not hold so. If all physicians were successful perhaps no one would die. There is no evidence in the case showing the defendant did not possess the ordinary skill of a physician unless you find so from the things that he did, not willfully, but because originally he was ignorant. If he used the usual methods and appliances common to the profession and was careful and attentive in his duties the plaintiff cannot recover. If he neglected to care for the injury then he is responsible.
    "The law does not require a physician to have the highest possible skill, but the reasonable degree of learning and experience ordinarily possessed by others. For an honest mistake in judgment though it may be harmful in its results, recovery cannot be made. The plaintiff in this case is not entitled to recover if he erred in the use of the best kind of splint.
    "The fact that the third finger was not perfect was not in itself evidence of any neglect on the part of the physician. When we visit a surgeon his mind should be the dominating power, not ours. Whether the pain here suffered was unnecessary is for you to determine.
    "Mr. Ahearn has testified that upon his return from New York where his finger was amputated that Dr. Janeway told him he always knew the finger would have to be amputated. Dr. Janeway says he told him he always feared it would have to come off. Amputation in the mind of the court is a thing of last resort. It is for you to say whether there was any negligence in not amputating the finger before and whether the pain and agony Mr. Ahearn suffered prior to the amputation was necessary or not."
    Judge Heisley told the jury in assessing their damages if they found for the plaintiff to take into consideration the matter of unnecessary pain and mental anguish suffered and the loss of the use of the fingers. He urged them to let no things of prejudice interfere with the arriving at a verdict and that they find it solely on the evidence.
    At the request of Lawyer Adrain he also told the jury to remember that the doctors called for the defense gave their testimony as experts upon hypothetical questions while Dr. Shannon for the plaintiff testified from knowledge gained by seeing the injured hand. The jury went out shortly after eleven o'clock.
The New Brunswick Times 14 October 1904
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An inquest was held at Marong on Saturday on the body of Henry Ahern, aged 19, who was killed whilst at work with his father and brother in an alluvial mine at Wilson's Hill on Friday, through the rope breaking, and the bucket in which he was standing being precipitated a distance of 90ft. A verdict of accidental death was returned. Mr. Abraham (mining inspector) found that the rope was rotten, and ordered it to be destroyed.
The Argus 17 October 1904
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MELBOURNE, Oct. 14.   
A shocking mining accident occurred at Marong, near Bendigo, to-day. Henry Ahern, miner, who was working in an alluvial claim, was being lowered down a shaft in a bucket when the rope broke, and he fell to the bottom, a distance of 90 feet, and was smashed to pieces. Death was instantaneous.
The Western Argus 18 October 1904
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Cleared of Murder Charge.
LAKEVIEW, Oct. 28.—(Special.) Accused of the murder of Timothy Ahern, November 21, 1903, at Plush, Philip Barry was pronounced not guilty by a trial jury. At the time of the shooting, according to the testimony, Barry was on horseback in a drunken condition. Two shots were fired, one of which struck Ahern. Testimony introduced at this trial was materially different from that brought out at the first trial, when the Jury disagreed.
Morning Oregonian 29 October 1904
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Judge Mogan remanded John V. King and Frank O'Hearn, soldiers, for trial in the Superior Court on the charge of shooting Charles Musso, a piano player in a Barbary Coast saloon.
San Francisco Call 30 October 1904
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Thomas Scott swore out a warrant for assault and battery before Justice Sedam yesterday morning against Thomas Ahearn. Mr. Scott told the justice the assault resulted from the recent suit of Mr. Ahearn against Dr. Janeway in which Mr. Scott was a witness for the doctor. Mr. Ahearn he alleges called him a sucker yesterday and struck him three times. He went to the Prosecutor who sent him to the justice to make a complaint.
The New Brunswick Times 9 November 1904
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Miss Annie Ahern of Oakland has written to the local officers regarding the murder of her father which occurred between camps 3 and 5 on the irrigation canal and the body found later in the Truckee river with the back of his skull crushed in. His pockets had been rifled and money and his watch taken. Miss Ahern alleges that her father was followed from the saloon owned by the construction company by two men employed on the canal, who drew their pay and skipped out as soon as the body was found. She also makes the serious charge that the contractor and the man who runs the saloon knew the names of the murderers. An inquest was held at the time by the coroner of Washoe county, and the jury fixed the crime on two men who were unknown.—Virginia City Enterprise.
Reno Evening Gazette 15 November 1904
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Looking for Father's Slayer
Miss Grace Ahern, daughter of Jerry Ahearn, whose dead body was found floating in the Truckee river several months ago is in Reno. She arrived here from Virginia City yesterday. Miss Ahearn's home is at Oakland. Immediately after her father's death she received information to the effect that proper efforts had not been made to find the murderers. She is now here with the avowed purpose of securing purpose of securing evidence that will lead to arrests. She does not report the progress of her work.
Nevada State Journal 17 November 1904
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Marriage licenses were issued yesterday as follows:
Jonathan E. O'Hearn, 33, 1755 Post street, and Gertrude M. Doyle, 25, Toledo, Ohio.
San Francisco Call 17 November 1904
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REDDING (Shasta Co.), November 26—Everybody here has settled down to the conviction that D.V. Barth, of Chico, who at first got the credit of preventing the wrecking of the south-bound express by dynamite this side of Keswick shortly before midnight Thursday, is really the man who put the four sticks of dynamite on the rails. In other words, the whole affair was a pure fake on his part in order to get credit for a heroic rescue and probably a collection from the passengers and the gratitude of the railroad.

Detective Ahern, of the Southern Pacific force, who arrived here last evening, is of the opinion that Barth played the part of a mock hero and he says he is at a loss to know what charge can be placed against the Chico man. He didn't hold the train up; he tried to save it. About the only crime he committed was to delay the train. But had he failed to stop the train by his burnt-paper signal the fake would have had a serious ending, for the four sticks of dynamite were enough to completely wreck the locomotives and destroy human lives.

Barth came to Red Bluff Tuesday evening and to Redding Wednesday morning. He put up at the Golden Eagle Hotel Wednesday. He had a small handbag that would pass for baggage and was not asked to pay in advance. He was decently clad and was genteel in manners. But Thursday morning he made his poverty known to the proprietors. He sang a song that he expected to receive money in a day or two, but the hotel proprietors told him plainly that they had heard that tune before and it wouldn't work. This was on Thursday. He must move on. He walked to Keswick, five miles, in the afternoon, leaving his baggage behind him. He reached Keswick at 5 o'clock. He made several inquiries immediately on his arrival as to when the passenger train would arrive from the north. He was particular to know the exact time, and he was at the depot, which is a mile from the business part of town, half an hour before the train was due. Then he started out to Redding on foot, walking the track. He walked down as far as the Calumet bridge, and there he was held up by his imaginary bandits, and ran from them, as they fired, back up to the railroad to flag the train and prevent the "disaster."

He has told conflicting stories. His descriptions of the two bandits are confusing. He can't or doesn't keep to his text. He said the paper he burned was a San Francisco Call he purchased in Redding before leaving for Keswick. The paper proved to be an Oregon publication. Officers visited the scene yesterday by daylight. They could find no trace or track of bandits. Not the least sign of tracks could be found anywhere.

His story of his meeting the bandits doesn't wash. When they saw him they said, "It's all off with us now," according to Barth, a very unlikely statement to wreck a whole train and rob it. It seems unreasonable that they would have let him off so easily when the stakes they were playing were so great. Barth pretends to be an Odd Fellow. Perhaps he is, for he exhibited a receipt from Long Beach Lodge, No. 390, showing all dues paid to April 1905. He says he has a wife and child living at No. 70 Seventh Street, Chico. He was loth to give his name and address, but finally did so, adding that he had lived in Chico for about three weeks. Prior to that, for seven months, he had worked for the Sierra Lumber Company at West Branch as sawyer and foreman. There is now no charge resting against him, though he is still in jail.

The prisoner was again interviewed this morning by Railroad Detective Ahern, but stuck to his story. He was told that two fishermen, honest men, lived in a cabin within 100 yards of where he said the bandits had hidden, but that they had not heard pistol or rifle firing. They were up and awake at the time and had heard the train whistle as it reached Keswick. It was so long coming that one of them suggested a possible hold-up. Barth's reply was to intimate that the fishermen might know more than it would be wise for them to tell. He had $10 when he reached Redding. This he quickly lost in a poker game. He claimed to have $140 on deposit in Chico. It may be that he felt ashamed to let his wife know of his trouble here and hit upon his wild scheme as a way out of his difficulties.

Sacramento Evening Bee 26 November 1904
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Miss Rosamond Ward has been the guest of Mrs. St. Andrew Ward since her sister's (Mrs. Pollock) departure for Sydney.—Miss May Cecil (Ravenswood) is the guest of Mrs. John Ahern, Richmond Hill. . . . 
The Brisbane Courier 26 November 1904
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D'ARCY—AHEARN—In this city, November 19, at St. Rose's Church, by the Rev. John Nugent, Myles T. D'Arcy and Mary E. Ahearn, both of San Francisco.
San Francisco Call 27 November 1904
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Denies That He Put Dynamite on Track and Flagged Train to Get a Reward
REDDING, Nov. 26.—Detectives William Ahern and White were closeted with D. V. Barth an hour this morning and during that time put him through the sweating process. Their efforts to place the blame of the offense of attempting to dynamite the south-bound Oregon Express on any particular individual have this far proved fruitless.

Barth was released to-night and intimates that he will prosecute some one for having forcibly detained him. While Barth protests his innocence the officers hold to the theory that he placed the explosives on the track and flagged the train, expecting the passengers to reward him for saving their lives. Word from Chico is to the effect that Barth has a clear record.

San Francisco Call 27 November 1904
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Henry Ahern, New York City, Charles Gill of Berlin, and Matthew Plunkett of Clinton, were guests of Frank Meanor at the Gleason House Friday.
Concord Enterprise 30 November 1904
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A telegram from John O'Hearn to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John O'Hearn of Aberdeen, brings the sad news of the accidental killing of his brother Charles. He gave no particulars, but as both are employed in a rolling mill at Joliet, Ill., it is supposed he met his death there. The remains were sent home for burial.
The Evening Bulletin 2 December 1904
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Birthday Party
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Fitzpatrick, 58 Mystic street, was the scene of a surprise party, last Monday evening, to Miss Evangeline R. Fitzpatrick, who celebrated the 15th anniversary of her birth. Miss Fitzpatrick was presented with a topaz and pearl ring. The following program was carried out: George Downs, violin selection; Frank Reynolds, Miss Frances Ahern, Miss Agnes Reynolds, Miss Julia O'Neil and Mr. William Rosenberg, piano selections; Miss Rose Bradhurst and Mr. James McConnell, solos. During the evening a collation was served.
Arlington Advocate 3 December 1904
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Judge Tuley Orders Mrs. C. L. Steele from Prosecuting Claims Against William Ahearn.
Mrs. C. L. Steele, a loan agent with an office at 110 La Salle street, has been enjoined by Judge Tuley from trying to collect the wages of William Ahearn, a clerk employed by the Rock Island railway. Ahearn says he borrowed $67 from the woman and was forced to sign notes for $127 and reinforce them with an assignment of his wages. Ahearn is the support of his aged mother and father.
Chicago Tribune 9 December 1904
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Patrolmen Brown and Groat testified that each of the three Toms— Ahern, Kern and Toomey— was as bad as either of the two in the matter of persistent vagabondage and fighting, although Toomey was the one that always performed the actual fistic work and received the counter blows. When the trio became laden with the cheap claret dispensed at their favorite "wine joint" on lower Commercial street Ahern and Kern complimented Toomey on his boxing ability until he became inflamed with desire to prove by practical demonstration that their flattery was not unmerited, and then forth they went to find a foeman worthy of his muscle and science. When a likely looking subject, usually belonging to their own social set, was selected Toomey went in to win, while Kern seconded him and Ahern kept lookout for the police. If the fortune of war, however, should signal intention to turn against Toomey, Kern invariably punched the other fellow while they were clinched, and thus maintained an even balance until Toomey won out.

The second round of Toomey's latest fight was in progress last Friday afternoon in a Barbary Coast alley when Patrolmen Brown and Groat rushed the guard and arrested the trio, Toomey's opponent escaping without his coat. The three Toms will be sentenced for vagrancy to-morrow by Judge Mogan.

San Francisco Call 11 December 1904
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Business Men of Natick Take a Hand in the
Basket-Ball Proposition, and Get Quick Action.
NATICK, Dec. 11—The question of the retention of the basket-ball team in Natick was decided today at a public meeting. The team will be kept in the town and will be supported by the local patrons of the sport. John J. Ahern called the meeting, and M. F. Kennedy presided. Mr. Ahern outlined the plan by which the team could be retained and it met with instant approval. Short addresses were made by a dozen enthusiasts, and it was voted to form an organization to back the team and immediately arrange games with the New England League teams. The team will retain its place in the league. The method adopted was to issue certificates of membership to the public, and tickets of admission to the games will be given in proportion to the number of certificates taken. The team will be under the direction of a committee consisting of John J. Ahern, A. J. Doon. P. E. Pettee and P. A. Dolan. One of the players will manage the team. Shares were subscribed to the extent of $250, which was considered a very good nucleus toward the fund of $600 which it is the purpose of the organization to secure. By arrangement with the S. M. S. club it will be possible to have the team play Saturday games, which was not possible before and there will be economies which promise to make it a surety that the game will be placed on a paying basis the rest of the season. There will be two home games a week. The meeting was a very enthusiastic one.
The Boston Globe 12 December 1904
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James Ahern, of the Illinois Central freight offices returned home on Friday from a month's visit at Metropolis and other Illinois points.
LeMars Sentinel 20 December 1904
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Simpson Butler bought the James Ahern residence and 6 acres on the Cynthiana pike. Price $2,400.
The Bourbon News 20 December 1904
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Wild Cat Landed on Rapidly Running Engine at Palisade
Engineer Eed White and Fireman Larry Ahern receiver [sic] a good scare while running through the Palisade canyon Tuesday night on the Southern Pacific. They were making fast headway when something landed with a loud outcry and a good deal of scrambling on the tender of the engine. When the dust had cleared away they were terrified to behold an immense wildcat glaring at them from a few feet away. Accounts are conflicting as to their subsequent actions, but it is said that they managed to "shoo" away the animal, which was more frightened than they at the peculiar predicament in which it found itself. When the wildcat leaped to the ground he rolled over a few times and then scampered away, apparently unhurt by his experience.
Reno Evening Gazette 29 December 1904
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Mr. and Mrs. M. D. AHEARN came up from Green Bay to exchange Christmas greetings with Mr. and Mrs. T.W. ARMSTRONG
Kaukauna Times 30 December 1904
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Messrs. James O'Hearn of Indianapolis and John O'Hearn of Joliet, Ill., have returned after a visit to their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John O'Hearn of Aberdeen.
The Evening Bulletin 31 December 1904
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In the district court this morning, Richard Smith, charged with drunkenness at Wellesley, was fined $10. For the same offence at Norwood George B. Tozier was sentenced to the house of correction for three months. Bernard Ahern was fined $10 for drunkenness at Hyde Park.
The Boston Globe 2 January 1905
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And Con Ahern of Virginia Will Carry Vote to Washington
The three electoral votes of Nevada, for the first time in many years, were cast for a Republican President yesterday afternoon. The meeting of the electors was held at the Governor's office in the state capitol, J. L. Butler and Con Ahern of Virginia City being present. Elector W. I. Plumb of Tuscarora was absent on account of a broken leg and George T. Mills was selected to cast the vote in his stead. With brief ceremony the vote was taken and the result will be carried to Washington by Mr. Ahern, who received the highest number of votes in any of the electors.
Reno Evening Gazette 10 January 1905
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He Will Be Sent Back Here By Humboldt County
Jerry Ahern, a notorious character of this city, who was sentenced to a term of nineteen months in the Carson prison for setting fire to a house in Chinatown, and who was later sent to the insane asylum, having been declared of unsound mind, is in jail at Winnemucca, but will be expelled from that place by the officers who propose to send him back to this city. After being discharged from the asylum Ahern got on a big drunk here and worked out a sentence on the rock pile having been convicted by Judge Richardson. He then went to Winnemucca, where he was locked up. The sheriff there says that Ahern is a dangerous man and he is so serious about the matter that he keeps him under lock and key all the time. He says that he means to send him back to Reno.
Reno Evening Gazette 11 January 1905
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His Body Sent to Oakland
The remains of the late Michael Ahern, who was drowned [sic] a few months ago at Wadsworth, were shipped to Oakland by Perkins & Oliver last evening. The body will be interred in that city early next week.
Nevada State Journal 13 January 1905
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Officers Still Trying to Locate Michael Ahern's Murderers.
The remains of Michael Ahern, who was murdered in Derby, Nevada, on July 19th last, were disinterred by Perkins & Oilier, undertakers of Reno Nevada, Thursday, and brought to Oakland by Miss Annie Ahern, a daughter of the murdered man. The body was taken to the receiving vault of St Mary's Cemetery and will be interred tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock Rev Father J B McNally, pastor of St Patrick's Church of West Oakland will conduct the services.

Mr. Ahern was employed by the Government in Derby as foreman in some construction work which position he had held for over three years. At the time he was murdered, Ahern was carrying $800 in money, four checks amounting in all to $95, and a gold watch Some men in his employ were aware of this fact and it is supposed that they murdered him for his money After the deed had been committed the body was thrown into the Truckee River, from which it was recovered a few days later by two men who had been employed by the deceased When the body was found the $800 and the four checks which were made out to Ahern, and which were a portion of his salary were found in his pockets. The detectives in that vicinity have been working on the case for several months, and have several clews which they are following up. At the time of the murder the Government offered $500 for the capture of the guilty parties.

Mr. Ahern was 50 years old and a native of Ireland. He had resided for over twenty- seven years, at 925 Pine Street, West Oakland. He leaves, besides a widow, Mrs. M. Ahern, three daughters, Miss Annie Ahern, Miss Katie Ahern, and Mrs. J. Martin.

Oakland Tribune 13 January 1905
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Con Ahern Leaves Reno for Washington, D.C.
C. A. Ahern of Virginia City, the messenger who will carry the electoral vote of Nevada to Washington, arrived in Reno last evening on his way to the capital of the nation, where he will act as the first Republican courier from the Sagebrush state in the last sixteen years. He was accompanied by his wife who will be with him on his trip which will cover many points in the east.
Reno Evening Gazette 16 January 1905
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The remains of the Michael Ahern, who was murdered at Derby last July and his body thrown into the Truckee river, have been interred at Oakland, whitther [sic] they were shipped several days ago from this city. His family have renewed their efforts since the removal of the body to their home city and according to the Oakland Tribune detectives have been employed to work on the case.
Reno Evening Gazette 17 January 1905
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Odd Items from Everywhere
Policeman Daniel B. Ahern, the tallest officer on the police force in Hartford, Conn. has married Margaret J. Noonan. They will perhaps be the tallest couple in Hartford, as Mr. Ahern is 6 feet 7½ inches tall and his wife is 6 feet.
The Boston Globe 25 January 1905
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Thomas Ahearn, of 88 Railroad avenue, has leased the Red Lion tavern and the farm adjoining and will take possession of the latter at once. He will take charge of the tavern on May 1. He will conduct it in first class style. He also talks of establishing a game preserve on the farm.
The New Brunswick Times 27 January 1905
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Passengers to Depart at Noon To-Day for Honolulu, Guam and the Philippine Islands.
The following passengers will sail at noon to-day on the United States Army transport Sherman for Manila, which carries the Twenty-first Infantry Regiment. Officers of the regiment include: . . . Captain George P. Ahern . . . 
San Francisco Chronicle 1 February 1905
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John J. Ahern is confined to the house with an attack of rheumatism.
The Boston Globe 6 February 1905
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Hunts Father's Slayers
California Girl Hunting In Toughest Nevada for Murderers.
When Michael Ahern of Oakland, foreman of a construction gang on the government canal between Derby and Wadsworth, disappeared on July 19, he had upon his person $800 in cash and a number of pay checks. Two days later his murdered body was found, in the Truckee river. The pockets had been rifled of the cash, but the checks were undisturbed. No effective steps being taken by the Nevada authorities to run the criminals down, Miss Annie Ahern, one of the three daughters, resolved to take matters into her own hands. She is a determined young woman of 24. She went to Derby. There procuring a pony and a rifle, she has spent three months in the canal camps, and she believes that she has an unmistakable clew to the identity of the murderers. This is her story:

"I took the train as soon as I reached Wadsworth last October. I had to ride 35 miles over the roughest kind of country, and in a region inhabited by men who are more like fiends than human beings. "I worked on the theory that father had been followed by men who saw him cash some of his checks at Buckman's store. I made many inquiries, and my suspicions fastened upon two men. They are still employed in one of the canal camps. In order to learn what I have I went through many hardships. "Every possible obstacle has been put in my way by men who are trying to shield the culprits. There was a man named Costello who wrote to me that he knew who the murderers were and would tell me. Well, before I could get to him a crowd got him drunk and spirited him out of the way. "Upon several occasions my life was threatened in anonymous communications, but I carried a rifle all the time and had resolved to kill the first one who made a move. I guess they saw I meant business, so they did not try to make way with me.

"It is an awful community. Men would sooner kill each other there than kill jack-rabbits. Since I have been there there have been 12 murders. "Sheriff Quirk of Storey county, and his deputies have been kind to me, but they do not seem to be able to do anything. I have made up my mind that I have the murderers spotted and I am going back to get them. I don't believe that they suspect what I know, or they would try to kill me too."—N. Y. World.

The Boston Globe 7 February 1905
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WASHINGTON, Feb 8.—Patents have been issued to the following residents of Brooklyn: William E. Ahern, for telegraph system; William Barber, for valve and valve gear for an explosive engine; George E. Pancoast, for mechanism for severing sheets from webs of paper or similar material; Henry Peterson, for apparatus for operating electric signals for elevators; Henry Smith for air moistening apparatus; Herbert C. Stone, for safety lamp; Theophilus A. Fisher, for copy pad moistener.
Brooklyn Standard Union 8 February 1905
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Leslie Ahearn was seriously injured while at work at the Blair & De Larm mill in Newport. He slipped and was drawn through the dog wheel. The flesh was torn from his body. His left hand was completely crushed, his face was badly lacerated, and both legs crushed.
Vermont Phoenix 24 February 1905
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SUISUN (Solano Co.), February, 25—It has been learned that Frank Hill, one of the three men who were arrested at Napa Junction last week, and who are being held here on a charge of burglarizing Henry Goosen's hardware store at Cordelia, is one of a gang of safe-crackers that burglarized two hardware stores in Dunnigan and broke open the safe in the Southern Pacific depot in that town one night last January.

A fellow named Smith and a negro were caught at Benicia. Smith pleaded guilty, and told all about the Dunnigan raid. He got off with a five-year sentence. The negro was tried and convicted at Woodland, and got fifteen years. Smith also implicated "Red" Wilson, also known as "Spot" Wilson, and a fellow named McCord. When Constable Charles H. Downing went to Napa after Hill and his two pals—Frank Newton and James Butler—who were arrested at Napa Junction by Sheriff Dunlap, of that county, the Suisun officer told the Napa Sheriff that Hill was "Red" Wilson. Detective Ahern came from Sacramento to-day, and confirmed Constable Downing's suspicions. The detective stated that Wilson is wanted for the Dunnigan affair, and for four separate charges of burglary. It is probable that the charge against him in this county will be dismissed, so that he may be tried for the safe-cracking at Dunnigan.

The Cordelia burglary was a very neat trick. The burglars entered the hardware store with a skeleton key and took forty-eight knives and seven razors from boxes in the showcases. They then replaced the empty boxes and departed, leaving no sign of their visit. Goosen's name was on one of the knives, and that furnished a clue for the Napa officers. Goosen did not discover the loss until the officers communicated with him.

Sacramento Saturday Bee 25 February 1905
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Friction in the Department of Wires of the
City of Cambridge—Removed by Supt. O'Hearn.
George J. Blaisdell, assistant in the department of wires of the city of Cambridge, was discharged from his position by Supt. T. C. O'Hearn Thursday. Mr. Blaisdell has never gotten along very smoothly with his superior, having been once before discharged for incompatibility, but through the intercession of Mayor Daly he was reinstated early last year, though at a reduced salary. Lately Mr. Blaisdell has been giving Supt. O'Hearn considerable trouble and his case was reported to the mayor.

Just before Christmas Blaisdell had a flare-up with the superintendent, and the mayor then gave him warning that any further trouble would result in summary measures being taken. Last Tuesday Mr. Blaisdell left his work and was told that it he did not return at once he would be discharged, but he left the office. Thursday Supt. O'Hearn sent him a letter that his services would be no longer required and requesting him to return his badge and keys. Blaisdell is a veteran, having served in the 47th Massachusetts regt. He has a wife, four daughters and a son.

The Boston Globe 26 February 1905
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AHERNE—SHEEHAN—On the 26th Feb. at St. Patrick's R. C. Church, Lyre, by the Rev. Wm. Sheehan, Kinsale (cousin to the bride), assisted by the Rev. Michael Coghlan, C.C., Banteer, Michael Aherne, Banteer, to Hannah, daughter of William Sheehan, Lyre.
The Cork Examiner 3 March 1905
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A report of the appraisers of the estate of Peter Ahern, who was killed recently while working in a warehouse in San Francisco handling barrels of cement was filed today by Ray Baker, Whipple Hall and Martin Ryan who state the property left by him worth $5,743.50. The main asset of the estate is a piece of property at Jefferson and Seventeenth streets.
Oakland Tribune 2 March 1905
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List of Brooklyn Applicants for Patrolman to date.
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John E. Ahern, 67 Devoe St., riveter
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Brooklyn Standard Union 6 March 1905
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Ejection of Pupils Wearing Green Stirs Ansonia Irish-Americans
   ANSONIA, Conn., March 17.—“For the wearing of the green” several pupils of the Seymour High School were ordered from the building by Principal William E. Parker this morning and the Irish-Americans are up in arms against what they claim to be an insult to the sons of Erin.
   A number of the pupils displayed green ribbon at the morning session and the Principal demanded the removal of the colors under threat of ejection. Many complied with the request, but Timothy O'Keefe, George Ahern, Edward Mahoney, and Philip Spoonheimer refused and were expelled.
   When the facts became known publicly at noon the Principal was severely condemned for his actions, and at the afternoon session all the pupils wore green by order of their parents.
   A mass meeting of the Irish-American citizens will be held to-morrow night and a protest will be handed to the Board of Education, demanding an explanation.
New York Times 17 March 1905
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The justice court was the scene of some activity yesterday. Jerry Ahern was arrested by the officers for raising a disturbance on the streets. He was on an almost naked condition and perfectly crazed by drink when taken by the officers. The only clothing he had on his body was an old coat. He resisted arrest very strenuously but was finally overcome by force. He was given a hearing before Judge Pollock and pleaded guilty to a charge of disturbing the peace. The judge sentenced him to serve fifty days in the county jail.
Nevada State Journal 19 March 1905
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Michael Collins by defeating Charles Rock is the winner of the second prize in the Knights of Columbus pool tournament. The first prize went to Albert Ahern.
Concord Enterprise 22 March 1905
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Wildcat Jumps on Engine.
While Engineer Ed White and Fireman Harry Ahern were speeding through the Palisade Canyon with a freight train at night they were startled by a large wildcat landing suddenly on their engine. The animal emitted a blood curdling cry as it landed, and when the dust cleared away they saw the angry beast only a few feet away glaring at them. The two men seized weapons with which to beat off the animal, but it made no show of fight, leaping from the flying train to the ground. It rolled a dozen feet before it stopped, but apparently it was unhurt as it scampered away immediately.—Winnemucca Correspondent Sacramento Bee
Edgefield Advertiser 5 April 1905
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Watertown Woman Becomes Bride of Brookline Contractor.
Joseph McCue, a well-known Brookline contractor, and Miss Anna Frances Ahern, daughter of Mrs. Anna Ahern of 88 Pleasant st., Watertown, were married yesterday at the parochial [sic] residence of St. Patrick's church, Watertown, Rev. Fr. Farrell officiating. The bride wore a handsome gown of white crepe de chine and a corsage bouquet of pink rosebuds. She was attended by Miss Ellerie Genevieve McCue, sister of the bridegroom, and her own sister, Miss Alice Ahern, both of whom wore champagne-colored liberty silk and carried carnations. Walter F. McCue, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.

Following the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the home of the bride's mother, and a reception was held at which only intimate friends and relatives were present. Mr. and Mrs. McCue have taken a trip to Washington. Upon their return they will live on Pleasant st., Brookline.

The Boston Globe 25 April 1905
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Alleged Burglary at Mitchelstown Post Office
Timothy O'Mahony, licensed publican, his wife, four brothers, two aunts, Catherine and Emily O'Mahony, and a man named Edward Aherne were arrested at Mitchelstown on Saturday in connection with the burglary at Mitchelstown Post-Office on Tuesday night last, when the safe containing £106 in cash and postal orders value £365 was stolen. The safe and money are alleged to have been recovered on the publican's premises.
The Irish Times 1 May 1905
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Military Offenders Are Punished.
General Funston formally approved the findings yesterday of the Presidio court-martial in the cases of the following offending enlisted men: William Keith, Tenth, Infantry, gets three months at Alcatraz for absence without leave; William Powell, Ninth Cavalry, is sentenced to pay $40 and spend four months in prison for deserting; Corbin Miller, Hospital Corps, must spend three months at Alcatraz for being absent without leave; George Jurd, Fifth Cavalry, gets one year in prison for desertion; Albert Comstock, Fifteenth Infantry, goes to Alcatraz for one year for striking a superior officer and committing several minor offenses, and Frank O'Hearn gets one year in prison for theft.
San Francisco Call 18 May 1905
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Joseph Benway of Nashua, N. H., Arrested at Worcester.
WORCESTER, May 27—Joseph Benway, aged 19, of Nashua, N. H., was locked up in police headquarters in this city today by Deputy Sheriff George H. Ramer of Spencer on a charge of the theft of a horse and carriage from Paxton. Benway pleaded guilty and was held until Wednesday to give his father a chance to come to Worcester. The young man left his home a few weeks ago and his folks did not know where he went to. He came to Worcester and procured employment with John Ahearn, a farmer in Paxton. A few nights ago a horse and carriage were taken from Mr. Ahearn's stable and Benway disappeared at the same time. Mr. Ahearn found the rig in the woods on the road between Paxton and Spencer and followed the trail until he located Benway this morning in Spencer.
The Boston Globe 28 May 1905
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Bride Drowned.
In the presence of a party of friends, who had spent most of the night celebrating her marriage, which took place Sunday, Mrs. Delia Ahern, of New York, early yesterday lost her life by drowning. Her husband, who was within a few feet of the spot where the tragedy occurred, was ignorant of his bride's plight until it was too late to save her life. Mrs. Ahern, who was 30 years old, was with her husband, Capt. Patrick Ahern, and a party of friends on Captain Ahern's barge, which was anchored in the Hudson river. The festivities continued until early yesterday, and when the visitors made preparation to leave the barge it was intensely dark. As she stood at the side of the vessel, bidding her friends good night, Mrs. Ahern missed her footing and plunged into the river. Michael Creegan, who was standing beside her, saw the woman fall, and at once jumped to her assistance. The splash made by the two bodies was almost simultaneous, but when Captain Ahern and a policeman looked into the river only Creegan was in sight. They quickly pulled him out of the water, but when he was able to tell them the reason for his plunge the woman's body could not be found.
Alexandria Gazette 30 May 1905
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List of Unclaimed Letters.
The following is a list of the letters remaining in the Alexandria, Va. postoffice up to May 29, 1905:
Ahern, Mr. Frank . . . 
Alexandria Gazette 30 May 1905
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Fell Unconscious Playing Ball
Thomas Ahern, son of John J. Ahern, while playing ball on Cambridge field early last evening, was in collision with a playmate, receiving a blow that rendered him unconscious. He was taken to his home, 62 5th st., in the police ambulance. He was not seriously injured.
The Boston Globe 3 June 1905
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William Kelly, a nonunion driver employed by the Adams Express company, was robbed of $20 yesterday afternoon by three men at Curtis and Madison streets. He was also severely beaten by the men and left unconscious. Kelly was taken the Desplaines street police station, where his wounds were dressed. Detective Dodd arrested Charles Ahern for complicity in the assault and robbery. [Note: This took place during a teamsters' strike in which numerous assaults took place against nonunion drivers. -dja]
Chicago Tribune 5 June 1905
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Says Two Boys, 14 and 13, Assaulted Him.
McHugh of Somerville Takes Troubles to Court—Weighs 275.
Standing fully 6 feet 2 inches and weighing 275 pounds. James McHugh appeared in the Somerville courtroom yesterday morning, outraged in feeling, and asked the court to pass upon a charge of assault and battery which he brought against his stepson, Frank McGovern, aged 14, and Jeremiah Ahern, 13, young McGovern's chum. Judge Wentworth continued the case for a week, inasmuch as the defence was not prepared to go to trial yesterday. According to the police, McHugh, who has had difficulty from time to time in his domestic relations, alleges that his stepson and the latter's comrade, Ahern, set upon him and maltreated him one day recently when they met him.

The appearance of McHugh in reference to his hight [sic] and weight, as contrasted with that of the diminutive and youthful defendants, and the nature of the charge which was preferred against the pair, was sufficient to call forth a broad smile on the faces of court officials and patrolmen who were familiar with the case.

The Boston Globe 10 June 1905
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MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), June 17—Marriage licenses were issued in this county since last report as follows:
John Owen Hansen, of Mission San Jose, and Miss Edith Swain, of Marysville; Thomas J. Matthews and Miss Nellie Ahern, both of Marysville Township.
Saturday Sacramento Bee 17 June 1905
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Unsuccessful Plea of Richard O'Hearn, Who Was Given
Two Months In House of Correction.
Richard O'Hearn was arrested on Mt. Washington av. by an officer of division 4 yesterday morning at 7. When arraigned before Judge Forsaith today he said:
    “I think this arrest, your honor, is nothing more than an injustice, for I wasn't drunk, and didn't have any money to buy rum, but laid on the sidewalk when I was arrested.”
   Judge Forsaith asked the probation officer if he knew O'Hearn.
   “Yes, I know him. He is a hard drinker and has been arrested and been in the South Boston court three times within the past 16 months.”
Judge Forsaith then sentenced the man to two months in the house of correction.
The Boston Globe 6 July 1905
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Nearly all the outlying cottages are occupied and the others are rapidly filling. Social activity during the past week was devoted largely to coaching parties. . . . John Herrick of Chicago, Miss Marla Ahern of Lowell and Dr. and Mrs. Mongeon of Boston are among the latest comers.
The Boston Globe 9 July 1905
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Cambridge to Have Life-Saving Crew at the Magazine-St Bathing Beach.
Cambridge is to have a volunteer life saving crew. It will consist at 15 men and will do duty at the Magazine-st bathing beach during the summer season. Ex-Alderman John J. Ahern, through whose efforts when in the city government, the bathing beach was made possible, has been appointed to organize a corps of men who are willing to give their services. The new crew will not conflict in any way with the life guards now doing duty at Magazine-st beach, but will be auxiliary to it. The corps is to be divided into three shifts, five men to be on duty in each. It is probable that Mr. Ahern will be appointed captain of the crew. Fred Nolan, formerly coach at the Cambridge Y. M. C. A. is mentioned as one of the probable lieutenants. The men will receive instructions regarding resuscitating persons overcome in the water and other instructions that will be valuable to them in their work.
The Boston Globe 18 July 1905
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Auburn, Me. Man Was Drowned While Reaching for
Lost Oars in Androscoggin River.
AUBURN, Me., July 22—The body of James A. Ahearn, of Miller st., who was drowned in the Androscoggin river Friday evening, has been recovered by divers., Ahearn was out rowing late in the evening and lost his oars. He got upon his knees in the bottom of the boat and reached over to get them when he lost his balance, capsized the boat and fell into the water. He had taken only a few strokes before he sunk not more than three rods from the shore. It is believed that the weight of his clothes carried him down as he was a good swimmer.
The Boston Globe 23 July 1905
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Boston furloughs reporting, Monday were James Brown, Charles A. Barry and Peter Ahern.
Daily Kennebec Journal 26 July 1905
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Dead Man Remained Sitting Upright After Life Was Extinct.
Richmond, Va., July 27—Killed instantly by a bullet fired into his brain, Charles Ahern kept his upright position in the seat of a street car until Hunter Herring, the man who is alleged to have shot him, was captured. The two were side by side, returning from a ball game. After the shot, Herring tried to kill himself, but the revolver failed to work. Herring sat still beside the corpse of the man with whom he had been riding and was at once secured by the car's crew and passengers, who later turned him over to the police. He denied having shot his friend, but loaded cartridges were found in his pocket. Herring asserts tonight that Ahern attempted to shoot him, but he knocked the weapon up and Ahern was shot instead. The shot which killed Ahern passed through his right temple. Herring was a lineman in the employ of the Passenger and Power Company, and Ahern, a painter by trade, was without regular work. The men had apparently been excellent friends.
The Washington Post 28 July 1905
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Killed in a Street Car.
Killed instantly by a bullet fired into his brain, Charles Ahern kept his upright position in the seat of a Richmond street car until Hunter Herring, the man who is alleged to have shot him, was captured. The two were side by side, returning from a ball game. After the shot, Herring tried to kill himself, but the revolver failed to work. Herring sat still beside the corpse of the man with whom he had been riding and was at once secured by the car's crew and passengers, who later turned him over to the police. He denied having shot his friend, but loaded cartridges were found in his pocket. Herring asserted last night that Ahern attempted to shoot him, but he knocked the weapon up and Ahern was shot instead. The shot which killed Ahern passed through his right temple. Herring was a lineman in the employ of the Passenger and Power Company, and Ahern, a painter by trade, was without regular work. The men had apparently been excellent friends.
Alexandria Gazette 28 July 1905
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Killing on Street Car in Richmond
Richmond, Va., July 27.—Charles J. Ahearn, a painter, aged 48, was shot and instantly killed on a street car this afternoon by J. Hunter Herring, a street railway lineman, aged 39, whether by accident or design has not yet been determined.
Charlotte Daily Observer 28 July 1905
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Young Herring, Friend and Companion, Held For the Killing.
Says Ahern Took Pistol From His Pocket and Tried to Shoot Him Before Killing Himself.
Herring Wanted Her to Marry Him and Sent Ahern for the License,
While the Woman Was Given Money to Get Preacher—Both Men Drinking.
Charles Ahern, forty-eight years of age, who resided with his sister, Mrs. E. P. Hancock, at No. 1400 Floyd Avenue, was shot and instantly killed yesterday afternoon about 5:40 o'clock while on Broad Street car No. 429 of the Virginia Passenger and Power Company. John H. Herring, lineman in the employ of the company, with whom the dead man had associated during the day, is in a cell at the Second Police Station, charged with the murder. The two men boarded the car near Laurel and Broad Streets, apparently friends. When the car had reached the nineteen hundred square, two shots in rapid succession were heard, and Ahern fell on the seat with a bullet in his brain. Conductor C. A. Clark, in charge of the car, made the statement that Herring fired the shot that killed Ahern, and that after firing he attempted to end his life with the revolver, but was prevented by the pistol failing to fire. In his cell last night Herring positively denied that he had done the shooting and claimed that Ahern had shot himself after trying to murder him.
Shot While on Car.
Briefly, these are the facts obtainable about the death of Mr. Ahern and the arrest of Herring upon the charge of murder. An Inquest will be held this morning at 9:30 o'clock, when it is expected that much additional evidence will be produced that will throw light on the matter. Coroner Taylor viewed the body of Mr. Ahern last night and made an examination of the wound that caused death. The ball was from a thirty-eight calibre revolver and entered back of the right ear and crashed through the brain on an almost direct line to the left side of the head. Death was instantaneous. Motorman Sheppard placed Mr. Herring, under arrest immediately after the shots were fired and held the car until Detective Gibson arrived on the scene. Then the car was moved to the curve of the Broad Street tracks opposite the golf links and there remained for some time. Herring was held in the car and kept in a seat immediately behind the one upon which lay the body of Mr. Ahern, yet warm. The scene of the shooting is about three squares from the base-ball park, where a game of ball was being played at the time, and a hurried call was sent to this place for a physician. Dr. Roy was in the grand stand and hurried to the scene. He found life extinct. Dr. Upshur arrived within a few minutes and made a hasty examination. Dr. Pitt, of the ambulance, was called and viewed the body. From West Broad Street the car was run down to Hancock and switched to the tracks of the Clay Street line, and the corpse and the prisoner taken to Hancock and Clay, where the car was sidetracked. It was here that Dr. Taylor made the examination and ordered the inquest to be held this morning. At Smith and Clay, the car stopped and the corpse was taken to the Second Station, where the prisoner was taken into the house and searched and placed in a cell. Later the body was taken to Cain's undertaking establishment, No. 409 West Broad Street, where it is at present, and where the coroner's jury will view it this morning.
Had Quarreled About Girl.
Both men were drinking at the time of the shooting, and it was said that they had been in some difficulty in the early part of the afternoon. This could not be verified, but it was learned that Herring had purchased the revolver yesterday afternoon, and that he had been to a certain house about 4 o'clock or possibly a little earlier and had some heated words with Ahern. Herring, it seems, wanted to marry girl named Marguerite Hullan, and gave his friend, Ahern, $l.25 to secure the license. He then gave the woman $3 to get the preacher. Ahern went out for a few minutes and returned with an old revenue license he had procured in a saloon. The woman did not return with the $5, but it is said that a minister was sent for. Herring and Ahern quarreled, and when the girl did not return to her home they went to the Second Police Station, and asked for a warrant for her arrest, charging her with stealing the money. The warrant was not issued.
Seemed to Be Friends.
After leaving the police station it is not known where the men went, but it is supposed that they walked back to Broad Street, for the conductor was positive that they boarded the car near Laurel Street. The only theory advanced is that the men quarreled on the car over the girl, that possibly Herring was Jealous or was angry at the way Ahern had treated him at the house, and that the shot was fired with murderous intent. No motive, other than jealousy, together with this quarrel, can be assigned for the killing. In the past the two men had appeared to be friendly. Herring's brother visited him in the cell last night, and Mr. H. M. Smith was employed as counsel. The prisoner was instructed not to talk about the case, but did discuss it very freely in the presence of the officers. He admitted having purchased the revolver in the afternoon, and also having been at the house named, and there had some trouble with one of the girls, and that he wanted to marry her, but she did not come back with the money he had given her to pay the preacher.
Herring Denies Shooting.
In the cell last night he was asked the direct question if he had shot Ahern, and if so, what were his reasons, and replied with emphasis that he did not do the shooting. "He shot himself. We were seated together on the car, and he took my revolver out of my coat pocket and tried to shoot me. I threw my hand up and knocked the pistol up. Two shots were fired, and the second one was the one that he shot himself with," said Herring. Against this statement of the prisoner is the statement of the conductor that Herring tried to commit suicide after the shot was fired that killed Ahern, and, furthermore, that Herring fired the shot. The witnesses summoned for the inquest are Detective C. A. Gibson; Mr. W. A. Cumber, a driver, who lives in Fulton and who was a passenger on the car; Mr. R. H. Meade, passenger; Conductor C. A. Clark and Motorman W. T. Sheppard, in charge of the car.
Who They Are.
Charles J. Ahern was forty-eight years of age and lived with his brother-in-law, Mr. Hancock. He was by trade a cigar maker, but of late had not been at work. He leaves besides his sister, one brother, Mr. Frank Ahern, of New York, who has been telegraphed for and will probably arrive in the city to-day. John Hunter Herring, who is charged with the murder of Ahern, is thirty-nine years of age, and for about eight years has been employed as lineman by the Virginia Passenger and Power Company. He has borne a good reputation and is very well connected.
The Times Dispatch 28 July 1905
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Accused Slayer of Charles Ahern Waives Examination and is Committed for Trial.
Counsel for John Hunter Herring, who is charged with murdering Charles Ahern, waived the preliminary examination in Police Court yesterday morning, and the case was certified to the grand jury. Witnesses were recognized to appear in the Hustings Court on the 20th of September. The Police Court was crowded with citizens, who wanted to look at Mr. Herring. Officer Robins kept near the pen during the trial of other cases and forced the curiosity-seekers to remain at a distance. When the case was called, Herring was brought from the pen and stood near the lawyer's railing, with his father by his side. He shook hands with several friends and appeared to be very collected and cool. His aged father standing by his side showed more signs of distress than did the prisoner. "May I stand there near him?" asked his father of Officer Robins, as Herring was brought from the pen and the charge against him read. The request was granted. In answer to a question Herring declined to discuss the tragedy. The case was in the hands of his attorneys, Messrs. Harry Smith and George E. Wise, he said, and he had nothing to say. It was rumored that the plea would be insanity, but up to this time there appears to be no ground for this theory. Herring has some relatives, it is said, who have, been inmates of an asylum, but he has shown no marks of insanity. To those who know him he has always appeared to be a peaceful, quiet citizen.
The Times Dispatch 29 July 1905
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The Testimony Establishes the Fact That He Fired the Fatal Shot.
Both Men Had Been Drinking and Herring Handling Revolver Recklessly.
   Evidence before the coroner's jury yesterday morning was sufficient to warrant a verdict that Charles Ahern was shot by John Hunter Herring. The hearing of the testimony of the various witnesses consumed more than four hours, and the jurymen were careful in the wording of their verdict, not saying whether it was murder or an accident.
   The body of Mr. Ahern, who was shot Thursday afternoon by Herring, was viewed at Kaln's undertaking establishment, where it had been ordered to be taken after the shooting by Coroner Taylor. From that place the Jury repaired to the office of Dr. Taylor, in the city hall, where the witnesses were examined.
   Conductor C. A. Clark, in charge of the car upon which Ahern was shot, swore positively that Herring fired two shots, one of which took effect in the head of Ahern. Mr. J. J. Orange, of 315 North Graham Street, who was in Moore's saloon Thursday afternoon with Ahern and Herring gave damaging testimony against the prisoner. He swore that Herring placed a revolver against the head of Ahern, and with an oath declared that he had a notion of blowing out his (Ahern's) brains. In a measure this evidence was offset by that of others who were in the saloon at the time, and who said that the remark of Herring was made in a jest.
   The following is the verdict of the jury, which was rendered yesterday afternoon shortly before two o'clock:
An Inquisition taken at 409 West Broad Street, in said city, on the 28th day of July, 1905, before me, Dr. William H. Taylor, coroner, upon the view of the body of Charles J. Ahern, there lying dead. The jurors sworn to enquire when, how and by what means, the said Charles J. Ahern came to his death, upon their oaths do say, that he came to his death on the 27th day of July, 1905, from the effects of a pistol shot wound of the brain, inflicted on the 27th day of July, 1905, by John Hunter Herring. In testimony whereof the said coroner and jurors set their bands and seal.
      Wm. H. TAYLOR, M. D., Coroner. (Seal)
      W. A. CREEKMORE, Foreman (Seal).
      W. W. GOODMAN (Seal).
      C. L. BUTLEB (Seal).
      E. FRANCIS (Seal).
      C. A. COLE (Seal).
      WM. KINLOCK (Seal).
From early Thursday afternoon until the time that Ahern was shot on a Broad Street car, beyond the Broad Street Park, Herring and Ahern were traced. Witnesses who testified could give the Jury all the information that was desired.
   Mr. J. M. Thompson, who conducts a grocery and liquor store at No. 20 East Broad Street, was the first witness. He said that Herring and Ahern entered his place about 5 o'clock in the afternoon and ordered drinks. After drinking, Herring went out of the saloon and did not return for about ten minutes. When he came back he asked the witness for Ahern. The witness pointed out Ahern, who was standing within a few feet. Herring turned upon Ahern and exclaimed, "I've a good mind to kill you, Charlie," said the witness. Herring drew a revolver from his pocket and pointed it at a group in which were Ahern, Harrison, Dick Motan, Albert Loth and Captain "Tony" Miller. When remonstrated with, Herring said that the revolver wasn't loaded, and snapped it once or twice to show that it was not. Mr. Thompson was not satisfied and took the revolver and "broke" it, finding every cylinder loaded.
   Mr. W. H. Blankenship, bar-tender at Moore's saloon, No. 824 West Broad Street, said that Ahern and Herring came to the bar in the afternoon; that Herring went into the rear yard and fired the revolver and came back into the saloon. Returning to the saloon, Herring continued to handle the revolver in a careless manner and Mr. Orange left the place.
   Marguerite Hullan, the woman who was visited by Ahern and Herring Thursday afternoon, as told in yesterday's Times-Dispatch, gave about the same testimony as was printed in yesterday's edition. The men came to her home, and Herring wanted to marry her. He gave her $5 to get a preacher and gave Ahern $1.25 to secure a license. She and Ahern laughed over what they regarded as a Joke on Herring.
   Conductor C. A. Clark, in charge of the car, No. 429, said that the two men boarded his car near Laurel Street. Ahern wanted to get off at Tinsley's, on West Broad Street, near the golf links. Herring remonstrated, and he thought nothing more about the affair. When just beyond Allen Avenue he heard a shot and looked around. Herring had the revolver in his hand, and he saw Herring fire the second shot. Which shot took effect in the head of Ahern he did not know. Ahern, he testified, dropped his head upon his hands. The motorman stopped the car and placed Herring under arrest. Herring turned the muzzle of the revolver on himself and snapped it twice at his breast, once against his temple and once against the side of his head. The pistol fell on the seat and he (the witness) picked it up. He later examined it and found three empty shells in it. Detective Gibson gave his testimony. He said that Herring had replied to him, in answer to a question: "Captain, I didn't shoot him; he shot himself."
   The case against Herring was called in Police Court yesterday morning, but was continued until to-day in order to hear from the coroner's jury. It is very probable that the attorneys for the prisoner, Messrs. H. M. Smith and George E. Wise, will waive a preliminary examination and have the case sent to the grand Jury. The prisoner is in jail. His father attended the inquest yesterday and paid strict attention to the evidence given by the witnesses.
The Times Dispatch 29 July 1905
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Accused Slayer of Charles Ahern Waives Examination and is Committed for Trial.
Counsel for John Hunter Herring, who is charged with murdering Charles Ahern, waived the preliminary examination in Police Court yesterday morning, and the case was certified to the grand jury. Witnesses were recognized to appear in the Hustings Court on the 20th of September. The Police Court was crowded with citizens, who wanted to look at Mr. Herring. Officer Robins kept near the pen during the trial of other cases and forced the curiosity-seekers to remain at a distance. When the case was called, Herring was brought from the pen and stood near the lawyer's railing, with his father by his side. He shook hands with several friends and appeared to be very collected and cool. His aged father standing by his side showed more signs of distress than did the prisoner. "May I stand there near him?" asked his father of Officer Robins, as Herring was brought from the pen and the charge against him read. The request was granted. In answer to a question Herring declined to discuss the tragedy. The case was in the hands of his attorneys, Messrs. Harry Smith and George E. Wise, he said, and he had nothing to say. It was rumored that the plea would be insanity, but up to this time there appears to be no ground for this theory. Herring has some relatives, it is said, who have, been inmates of an asylum, but he has shown no marks of insanity. To those who know him he has always appeared to be a peaceful, quiet citizen.
The Times Dispatch 29 July 1905
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Friday, July 28.
(Before Messrs. J. Gordon, S.M., A. W. Dobbie,
J. Carter, E. C. Clucas, and J. Shaw.)
Daniel Ahearn was fined £5 and 15/ costs for having supplied liquor on Sunday, July 23, to a person not a bona-fide traveller or lodger. The defendant holds a publican's license in respect of the Crown and Anchor Hotel, Grenfell-street.
The Adelaide Advertiser 29 July 1905
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Is Knocked Down by County Supervisor and Skull is Fractured
Peoria, Ill., Aug. 1.—Henry Ahern, for fifty years a republican alderman of the village of Spring Bay, Woodruff county, was instantly killed in a fight with Alfred Hoshor, a democratic member of the board of supervisors. The two quarreled over township boundary lines, and in a fight which followed Hoshor struck Ahern in the face, knocking him down. The fall fractured Ahern's skull, and he died instantly.
Urbana Daily Courier 1 August 1905
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A Surprise Party
A delightful surprise party was given in honor of Miss Bertha Fleckenstein, at her home, 41 Paca street, last evening. The evening was pent in playing games of all kinds. Among those present were Miss Buelah Tubson Ahern, Baltimore, Bertha Fleckenstein, Leola Frickey, Pearl Peterman, Mary McDermitt, Theresa Miller, Florence Diebold, Ruth Smith, Ethel Everstine, Carrie Hartsock, Lydia Akit, Nora Foghtman, Messrs. Edward Hutson, Frank Good, Ralph Clark, Jack Liebold, Virgil Hartsock, Harry Gusky, Julius Hast, Leo McDermitt, Will Frickey, Geo. Fleckenstein, William Conway. Refreshments were served and all departed for home at a late hour, declaring Miss Fleckenstein a very charming hostess.
Cumberland Evening Times 10 August 1905
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Joseph Dullahan in Jail for Alleged Attack on Joseph Ahearn.
Joseph Dullahan, 19 years old, was arrested by Special Policeman Shortsleeves Thursday afternoon on North avenue after he had committed an assault on Joseph Ahearn. According to the officer's story, who happened to be in the vicinity at the time, Dullahan called Ahearn, who was passing, and after a few moments' conversation he suddenly picked up a beer bottle, and hit Ahearn across the face, breaking the bottle by the blow. Dullahan was immediately arrested and taken to the jail. Ahearn was assisted by friends to his home, where his injuries were dressed. His face was literally covered with blood, which flowed profusely from a deep cut in his scalp. It is claimed by persons living in the vicinity where the affair took place that Dullahan, in company with a companion, whose name could not be ascertained, loafed on the lot on North avenue opposite Ward street all the afternoon drinking beer. Dr. H. R. Watkins, who dressed Ahearn's wound, stated that the cut was a slight scalp wound and could be caused either by a hard blow, or by a cut from a piece of glass.
Burlington Weekly Free Press 31 August 1905
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A thief was discovered at work forcing an entrance into the Red Lion tavern early this morning by the proprietor, Thomas Ahern. The thief had broken the lock on the cellar door when discovered. Mr. Ahern got his Winchester and fired at the man who escaped in the darkness. He has no clue as to the identity of the thief.
The New Brunswick Times 1 September 1905
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There will be a water carnival at Magazine beach Saturday. It will be under the direction of Commodore John J. Ahern of the local U. S. crew and visiting crews of the U. S. volunteer life-saving corps will participate. It will begin at 1 p.m.
The Boston Globe 1 September 1905
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Hundreds of Cambridge people witnessed the water carnival given under the direction of Commodore John J. Ahern of the Cambridge volunteer life-saving crew at Magazine-st beach yesterday. It was a great day for Cambridge, because both its male and female crews won their relay races against the Revere and Savin Hill crews, respectively.
Of the Cambridge Volunteer Life-Saving Crew.
The Boston Globe 3 September 1905
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(Before Mr. Mahony.)
Aggravated Assault.—Bridget Canty was sentenced to two months' imprisonment for an aggravated assault on Denis Aherne. Lawrence Martin and Thomas Sheils were each fined 40s. in connection with the assault.
The Irish Times 26 September 1905
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List of letters remaining uncalled for in the Atlanta, Ga. postoffice and stations thereof for week ending October 7, 1905. Persons calling for same will please say "Advertised," and give date. One cent must be paid on each letter.
Ladies' List
A— . . . Miss Marguerite Ahern, . . . 
The Atlanta Constitution 9 October 1905
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Some extensive repairs are being made to the old one and half story frame property on Second street, in the way of enlarging and remodeling the same. It is occupied as a business place by the Caldara Fruit Co. and Miles Ahern, stationer and newsdealer.
Cumberland Evening Times 9 October 1905
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Deeds of Trust
SQUARE 127—James F. Craven to Frank A. Harrison and John P. Ahern, to secure Michael A. Ahern, $2,500, 5 years, 5 per cent, semi-annually lot D.
The Washington Post 26 October 1905
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Testimonials to James, Robert, and John Burke for gallantly plunging, fully clothed, into the Shannon at Corbell, Co. Limerick, on June 14, and rescuing W. Aherne, who had been carried away while bathing.
The Irish Times 28 October 1905
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Mr. Miles Ahern, the popular music man and stationer, has enlarged his business place on the corner of Second and Green streets.
Cumberland Evening Times 15 November 1905
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Police Court
The police made a couple of raids last Saturday night for contraband liquors. At 63 No. Union street at the home of Mrs. Edw. Graney one half pint of whiskey was seized and a small quantity of wine. At Jeremiah J. Coughlin's, 100 No. Union St., three and one half pints of whiskey and "empties" were secured. The raids were made between 7 and 8 o'clock.
Arlington Advocate 18 November 1905
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Government Works Will Store Flood Waters For Fertilization of
One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Desert Acres.
A quarter of a century ago the home of the buffalo, and later a cattle and sheep pasture, with an occasional ranch house, the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming is now the scene of a great activity incident to the building of one of the largest of the government irrigation works. Some years ago Colonel Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill, made a survey of the Shoshone canyon, and in connection with General Miles, projected a company to construct a dam and irrigate some 60,000 acres. The necessary capital however was not forthcoming and when the national irrigation law was passed, the government took up the proposition, and a large party of engineers has since been employed on the preliminaries of a great work of desert reclamation.
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The engineering credit for this great project with its great dam, its enormous spillways, and its mountain road building and its miles of canals and huge tunnels bored through the solid rock is due to Jeremiah Ahern, a government district engineer who, almost cut off from the outside world, has taken up his residence for several years in this wild canyon, once a fastness of the Shoshone Indians.
Cumberland MD Evening Times 25 November 1905
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In court this morning . . . The cases of Jeremiah Ahern, Frank McGovern, Charles Thompson and Thos. Richardson, charged with assault and battery, were continued to Dec. 8.
The Boston Globe 1 December 1905
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James Ahern Granted Pension by Company He so Faithfully Served.
   James Ahern, who has faithfully served the Illinois Central railroad company for 22 years, and who for a little more than 20 years has been night clerk at the freight station, has severed his connection with the company and will leave this evening for his home at Choat, in southern Illinois, where he owns a small farm and will pass his declining days in rest and retirement from the busy hum drum life in the seclusion of his little home with his aged wife who on account of ill health has made her home there away from the rigors of a northern winter and where they will together pass the remainder of their lives in proud satisfaction over the fact that he was faithful to his trust with the company all of these years and that he continued to widen his circle of friends in LeMars throughout his long service until he is honorably known to every man, woman and child in LeMars and he will be greatly missed by every one of them. It must afford a man a large fund of satisfaction to know that he made not a single enemy in almost a quarter of a century and his lesson of faithfulness must stand as a monument that will mark the way to those who follow, for the world must have a vast army of faithful, courteous "Jimmie" Aherns, to transact its vast business.
   He was but a small cog in the great human machine that makes the vast industries move, but he was so jovial, even-tempered and loyal to that trust that he never permitted, for a single moment, the great machine to stop by his acridity to throw the machine out of balance to the detriment and loss of business to those by whom he was employed and to his own loss. He is sixty-six years of age and richly merits the honor which has come to him through his own effort.
   He received notice from the company Wednesday that it was under the company's plan to pension those who had served them for twenty years, that he would hereafter draw a pension from the company of $8.03 a month, and Mr. Ahern is justly proud of the pension which the company gives him, for with that and the pension which the government pays him of $8 per month will give him a snug little sum after a while upon which to live, if necessary, but he proposes to make the little farm do its share toward supporting he and Mrs. Ahern for some time and the sale of his home in LeMars to Johnson Pemberton will increase the size of the nest egg until there is a possibility of Jimmie blossoming out as a land owner.
   Mr. Ahern is also a veteran of the civil war and he is as justly proud of that record as any man can be, for he, at the call for volunteers, was one of the first to respond to the call of duty and he made as faithful a record in the war from 1861 to 1865, as he did as a railroad man, though imbued by higher motives. He went to California in 1859 from which state he enlisted when Lincoln's call for volunteers resounded through the width and depth of the land and he was among the first to hear and heed the call. He received an honorable discharge from the army while in New Mexico.
   Mr. Ahern came to LeMars twenty-five years ago last June and worked for the Staples Lumber company for several years before entering the employ of the railroad company. His wife left LeMars some years ago and went to live in southern Illinois partly on account of her health and partly to care for her aged mother to whom she has ministered faithfully for many years.
   Mr. Ahern will be succeeded in LeMars by Robert Bager, a most excellent young man, who has been a warehouse man for several months. Mr. Bager will be succeeded as warehouse man by Sylvester Kale, who has been a clerk with the Mattern Shoe company.
LeMars Globe Post 16 December 1905
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Railroad Employers and Draymen of the City Present James Ahern
With a Fine Gold Headed Cane.
   James Ahern, of the Illinois Central freight depot, who had been placed on the retired list on a pension by the company, after twenty two years honorable service in its employ, left on Tuesday night for Metropolis in southern Illinois, near where he will spend his declining years. Mr. Ahern has been one of the most popular men in the company's employ among the railroad men and the draymen of the city with whom he has come much in contact by reason of his duties. His unfailing good nature, hearty manner and civility have endeared him to them and he is known among them by the affectionate title of "Uncle Jim."
   At the depot on Tuesday evening a few minutes before the departure of the evening flyer, Mr. Ahern was surrounded by the railroad boys and the draymen and L. J. Walker, agent of the Omaha freight depot, on their behalf presented him with a fine ebony gold headed cane. On it was engraved the words "Uncle Jim." Mr. Ahern was deeply affected at the good will shown by the boys and in thanking them said the cane would be one of his chiefest treasures and would always remind him of his good friends and the many years of close and pleasant association.
   There were many other old friends at the depot to say goodbye to Mr. Ahern, and it is no flattery to say that few men have left LeMars who carry with them so large a share of the good will and respect of all as "Uncle Jim."
   Mr. Ahern will be succeeded in the office by Robert Bager, a popular and efficient young man, who has been working here for the company for some time. Sylvester Kale, who is energetic and husting [sic], has secured a position in the freight warehouse, filling the vacancy caused by Mr. Bager's promotion.
LeMars Sentinel 22 December 1905
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ALBANY, Feb. 21.—The Court of Appeals to-day reversed the judgment convicting Francesco Raffo of the murder of Michael Ahern [sic] and granted a new trial. Raffo was charged with lying in wait for Ahern on the night of June 20, 1903, in New Rochelle, and killing him after a fierce struggle. His defense was that, not understanding English, he thought Ahern was a highwayman.
The Syracuse Post-Standard 22 February 1905
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Dennis Nolan, a youth who has been in trouble with the police before, was before Police Judge Samuels this morning on a charge of having battered P. Ahern, a cripple. According to the story that the police give out Nolan without any provocation hit Ahern while he was passing Wood street along Seventh street. The young defendant is alleged to have laid in wait at the corner and to have hit the pedestrian out of pure wantonness. As he was arrested before on a charge of having assaulted a man without any provocation, it is liable to go hard with him when he comes up for trial. [A railway watchman named Patrick Ahern is listed in the 1910 census for Oakland.]
Oakland Tribune 26 December 1905
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Dennis Nolan, a youth whose pugilistic proclivities have gotten him into trouble on a number of occasions, was this morning sent to jail for a period of three months, by Police Judge Samuels, on a charge of battering P. Ahern, a crippled towerman, in the employ of the Southern Pacific Company. Nolan is alleged to have struck Ahern in the eye, at the corner of Seventh and Wood streets, without provocation., Nolan was also accused of drunkenness and was given three days additional on this charge. Heretofore, the young fellow has escaped punishment on the score of his youth and the comparatively heavy sentence came as a shock to him.
Oakland Tribune 27 December 1905
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J. D. O'Hern, the hustling representative of Snow & Bryan, of Tampa, was interviewing the merchants of Arcadia, Tuesday.
The De Soto County News 5 January 1906
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   Miss Hilda Eliason gave a party at her home on Saturday evening, January 6, in honor of her nineteenth birthday. Those invited were Miss Elsie Thielsen, Alice Johnson, Emma Tonna, Anna Markman, Mary Ahern, Florence Johnson, Annie Ahern, Mabel Markman, Daisy Newell, Dorothy Markman, Emma Kilegel, Hilma and Alice Eliason, Jack Silva, Clarence Collins, Walter Johnson, Harold Willebrand, Sam Spencer, Wilfred Thompson, Robert Kennedy and Harry Eliason.
Oakland Tribune 13 January 1906
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WEST MAITLAND, Wednesday.   
Walter O'Hearn, a young man, received serious injuries at the East Greta colliery screens last evening. He pulled the sprag from a truck, which immediately started down the incline towards other trucks. By some means he fell under the truck, and the wheels passed over his right arm and left leg. He was removed to the Maitland Hospital, where his arm was amputated at the shoulder, and his leg above the ankle. He is in a very low state.
The Sydney Morning Herald 18 January 1906
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Desperadoes Who Killed Omaha Saloonkeeper Are in Custody
   Omaha, Jan. 22.—Four young desperadoes, who robbed Nels Lausten's saloon at Twenty-first and Cuming streets Saturday night, ending with the death of the proprietor, are locked up in the city jail and the police are in possession of confessions not only to this crime, but also to a series which began Friday night and ended with the murder. The young men are Jay O'Hearn, Leo Angus and Joseph Warren of South Omaha and Raymond Nelson of Omaha. According to the confessions of Angus and Nelson, who have become completely unnerved since their arrest, O'Hearn is the man guilty of the murder.
   By the arrest of these four a reign of terror, planned scarcely forty-eight hours before they were all in jail, has been brought to an abrupt end. According to the confessions which are in the hands of the police, the gang is guilty of three holdups which occurred in Omaha Friday night, one in South Omaha Saturday night and the fatal one in which Saloonist Lausten was shot.
Atlantic Daily Telegraph 22 January 1906
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That is Crime Jury Fived Upon Herring—Six Months in Jail.
Herring Crazy Drunk—Father of Accused on Stand—Insanity the Defense.
John Hunter Herring, charged with the murder of Charles J. Ahearn, was tried in the Hustings Court yesterday by a Jury of twelve men, and, contrary to expectation, the case was concluded and a verdict reached in one day. The plea of the defense was insanity at the time of the killing, and that the prisoner was therefore incapable of forming an intent to kill his friend. The Commonwealth did not ask for a severer verdict than voluntary manslaughter, the attorney believing that the testimony and the law did not call for more. The jury rendered a verdict of involuntary manslaughter, and fixed the punishment at six months in jail, which was practically a twelve months' sentence, inasmuch as Herring had already been in Jail since the evening of July 27th last, the day of the killing in a street car on Broad Street. At the conclusion of the trial the prisoner was congratulated by his friends, and he and his aged father, who sat by him during the trial, and was a witness for defense, seemed very well satisfied with the verdict. Mr. Harry Smith represented the accused.
Trial in Detail.
When the Hustings Court was opened yesterday morning and the case of John Hunter Herring was called, there was some delay in order to give Mr. Minitree Folkes, the Commonwealth's attorney, time to confer with his witnesses, he not having had an opportunity to do so before. There was but little trouble in securing a jury, and the following took seats in the box: Hugh Miller. James Heppard, W. A. Mann, E. K. Murray, W. D. Rice, J. E. Rucker, J. W. Hall, C. Blume, William Kirby, A. R. Nuckols, Salvator Cassatta, E. A. Hill. Coroner Taylor was the first witness. He described the wound which caused Ahearn's death. The pistol ball entered the skull just above and behind the left ear, entering the brain and lodging therein. No weapons were found on the body, and no other wounds were found. Margaret Hullen was next called. She testified that she had never seen Herring before the day on which the killing occurred. She had seen Ahearn several times before. Both men were drinking at the time she saw them on the day of the killing. While in the house Herring proposed marriage to her and she agreed, thinking he was joking. Ahearn left the house to get a preacher. When the witness found that they were serious about it she left the house after telling Herring she had thought he was joking and that she would not consider the proposition seriously.
Friends Drinking Together.
J. M. Thompson testified that on the day of the killing Herring and Ahearn came into his bar together; that they drank together and then Herring went out and Ahearn stayed behind. Herring came back and showed Mr. Thompson a handful of cartridges. He turned to Ahearn and said, "Charlie, I believe I'll kill you," in a Jocular manner. When he learned that he was armed Mr. Thompson took the pistol away from Herring and removed all the cartridges. Herring demanded that the pistol be given back and it was done. Ahearn and Herring left the bar arm-in-arm and appeared to be the best of friends. Mr. Thompson testified that whenever Herring became intoxicated his mind appeared to be affected. He stated that while in his bar the day of the killing he appeared to be mentally unsound. E. L. Morris next testified that he saw Herring load a pistol while in Thompson's bar and point it at Ahearn, saying that he was going to kill him. Herring then left the bar but came back and again said that he was going to kill Ahearn. Later Herring told the bartender he intended killing a man before sunset. Captain A. W. Miller, who was also present in Thompson's bar when Herring and Ahearn were there, was next called. Captain Miller stated that he saw Herring flourishing a pistol and was warned that he was liable to be shot. He said that he did not believe Herring would shoot. Herring looked at him when he made the remark, and his eyes were those of an insane man. Before leaving the stand Captain Miller said he did not believe Herring was mentally sound at the time.
Sameness in Testimony.
R. K. Moran was the next witness. His testimony was much the same as the other witnesses, saying that he and Ahearn were the best of friends and that the pistol affair was a joke. J. J. Orange came next to the stand. He testified that he had met Herring and Ahearn in Mike Moore's bar, in West Broad Street. He stated that when he first saw Herring he was in the yard back of the bar, snapping a pistol in a fence corner. Herring came into the bar and said the pistol was in good order. Ahearn asked Herring to buy drinks. Herring refused, and Ahearn bought them. While Ahearn was drinking Herring put the muzzle of the pistol to Ahearn's head and said that he had a great mind to kill him. Ahearn told him not to talk that way, as he did not like it. Witness said they both seemed the best of friends and that they left the bar and got on a car together. W. H. Blankenship next took the stand. His testimony corroborated all that Mr. Orange had said. The next witness called was C. A. Clark, who was the conductor on the car on which Ahearn was killed. The two men, he said, boarded the car and made no particular disturbance until Herring fired the pistol into the roof of the car. He then shot Ahearn, after which he attempted to kill himself, but the pistol snapped. After the shooting Herring was very quiet and made no attempt to escape. The witness stated that Herring's eyes were very wild after the shooting and that he did not seem to be sane.
Tried to Kill Himself.
R. H. Meade, who was on the car when the shooting occurred, next testified. He heard the shot and looked at Herring, who was waving the pistol before his own eyes. After waving the pistol for a few seconds Herring put the muzzle of the pistol to his head and snapped the trigger as if to kill himself. The pistol did not go off. After snapping the trigger, Herring tell over as if he had been killed. Later, when asked what had happened, he said that Ahearn had first killed himself and then shot him, pointing to the place on his head where he had placed the muzzle of the pistol. Delegate Throckmorton testified that Herring's family was afflicted with insanity. Detective Gibson then described the arrest. Herring stated to him that he had been shot by Ahearn. Mr. Gibson told him not to say anything there, but to wait for the trial. In the detective's opinion Herring had been on a prolonged drunk and was hardly responsible. Policeman Shepherd next testified. He said that he took charge of Herring when the crowd gathered around the car, leading him some distance away. He again denied having killed Ahearn, saying, "Why should I kill him?" Herring asked him for a chew of tobacco, and he handed him a plug, which Herring put in his pocket, saying that he had paid for it. The officer's opinion was that Herring was "wild-eyed" and not responsible for his actions. Court here took a recess for dinner.
Afternoon Session.
At the afternoon session the Commonwealth put two other witnesses on the stand and recalled Conductor Clark. Motorman Shepperd did not see or hear of the trouble until he heard two pistol shots. Then he stopped the car and went inside. Saw Ahearn when he was dying and afterwards; also saw Herring sitting by the dead man. Prisoner was cool and apparently indifferent. Witness heard Herring say Ahearn had shot him and then killed himself. Prisoner touching side of his head, said he had been shot there. J. Harrison was barkeeper at Thompson's on Broad Street. Waited on Herring and Ahearn in Thompson's. When they wanted second drink refused to sell them more, as he thought they "had as much as they needed." Witness saw Herring pull out pistol and load it; also saw him snap it while pointing at the floor in the front room. Conductor Clark, being recalled, said the two men got on his car at Laurel Street. Herring paid Ahearn's fare. They appeared to be perfectly friendly. There was no loud talking and no disturbance of any kind until Herring fired the two shots. The Commonwealth here rested its case. The defense first introduced Henry Moore, who had known prisoner and his family since 1882. Herring's reputation had always been good. He was always amiable and peaceable. Witness would not have believed "he would harm a cat." Knew Herring's two sisters and knew that their minds were seriously unbalanced. James T. McIntyre, lineman for the Passenger and Power Company, was the next witness. Had known prisoner three years; had worked with him almost daily for that time. He was as amiable and peaceable a man as he ever know. Witness was with prisoner when he first met Ahearn on the 27th of July. They were perfectly friendly, Herring remarking in perfectly friendly manner: "Charlie, you know when my pay day comes better than I do." Herring had been paid off that morning, receiving $30.40. Witness went with prisoner and deceased to barroom; all took a drink, and witness left them. Prisoner had been drinking three or four days. Witness had heard that prisoner's two sisters were more or less crazy. G. W. Gill had known the prisoner ten or twelve years. He was always gentle and amiable man and a good and faithful worker. Witness knows the family, and knows the fact that he had two sisters (one now dead) whose minds were diseased.
Father On Stand.
W. S. Leake, ex-clerk of Henrico county Circuit Court, knew the family; knew of the two sisters of diseased minds. He knew prisoner to be of good character and amiable disposition. Elbridge Herring, the venerable father of the prisoner, was the last witness introduced. He said he was sixty-six years old, and his son, the prisoner, is thirty-seven years old. His son had always been a good boy, barring his weakness for drink; was always kind and gentle toward his parents and his sisters. The witness had two daughters, one of whom is now dead, whose minds had long been seriously affected. Hampton Herring, the son of the witness' brother, and a first cousin of the prisoner, is now an inmate of the Western Hospital for Insane, and is hopelessly insane.
Instructions and Argument.
The defence here closed the case and a short conference between court and lawyers were necessary for argument of, and settlement of instructions. The court instructed the jury at some length on the law, the principal instructions being that if the jury believe from the evidence that at the time of the killing the prisoner was too drunk to form a malicious purpose they cannot find him guilty of a heavier offence than voluntary manslaughter. Second: That if the jury believe from the evidence that the accused was an insane man at the time of killing Aherne they will find him guilty of no offence although they believe his insanity at the time was the result of drunkenness. Other instructions were to the effect that while drunkenness is no excuse for crime, it does lower the degree. Mr. Folkes addressed the jury very briefly, saying he would not ask for a verdict of murder in the first or second degree, but would ask for a verdict for voluntary manslaughter, leaving it entirely up the jury to fix the punishment. Mr. Folkes confined his brief argument to the first instruction quoted above, and to a review of the testimony applying to it. He claimed that the evidence of the Commonwealth's witnesses as well as his own showed that the prisoner was incapable at the time of the killing of having a criminal intent—he was crazy. He asked for a verdict of acquittal on the ground of insanity at the time, but said if the jury could not agree with him they could not convict of a higher offence than involuntary manslaughter, the punishment for which is confinement in jail not more than one year. In reply Mr. Folkes made an earnest plea for punishment for the crime, not to revenge the blood of the deceased, but for the protection of society. He insisted upon a verdict for voluntary manslaughter and this not only as a lesson for the prisoner, but as a warning to others. At 6:18 the jury retired to their room. They were out 12 minutes, and when they came rendered the verdict as follows: We the jury, find the prisoner guilty of voluntary manslaughter, and assess his punishment at six months in jail.
The Times Dispatch 30 January 1906
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Fatal Shooting Resulted from Quarrel About a Woman.
Richmond, Va., Jan. 29.—John H. Herring, charged with killing Charles Ahern on a street car July 27, was found guilty of manslaughter in the Hustings Court today, and sentenced to six months in jail. This is equivalent of a twelve months' sentence, the prisoner having been in jail since the day of the crime. The men, who were friends, had been drinking on the day of the shooting. During the day they called upon a woman whom they both knew, and it was out of that visit the trouble grew. Ahern was shot in the head and died almost immediately. Herring afterward attempted to take his own life with the same weapon, but was prevented. The plea for the defense was insanity.
The Washington Post 30 January 1906
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In the District Court, Probate Division, in and for Salt Lake County, State of Utah. In the matter of the estate of Daniel Ahern, deceased. Notice. The petition of John W. Ahern, praying for the issuance to himself of letters of administration in the estate of Daniel Ahern, deceased, has been set for hearing on Saturday, the 17th day of February A. D. 1906, at 10 o'clock a. m. at the County Court House, in the court room, of said court, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Witness the Clerk of said court with the seal thereof affixed, this 31st day of January, A. D. 1906.
            J. U. ELDREDGE, JR., (Seal.) Clerk.
            By W. H. FARNSWORTH, Deputy Clerk.
Snyder & Snyder, Attorneys for Petitioner. Date of first publication, Feb. 3, 1906.
Goodwin's Weekly 3 February 1906
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   List of letters remaining uncalled for in the Oakland, California, Postoffice, Saturday, Feb. 17, 1906. Persons calling for any of the following please state date of list. All letters remaining unclaimed for two weeks will be sent to the Dead Letter Office.
   A—Manuel D. Abeo, Harry Abraham, U. G. Adkins, Frank Adams, Miss Julia Ahearn,  . . .
Oakland Tribune 19 February 1906
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Miss Mary O'Hearn of Louisville is visiting her aunt, Mrs. William Jobst, and other relatives.
Maysville Public Ledger 19 February 1906
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Jerry Ahern Claims Catholic Priests Were Swindled By Eureka Mine Boomer.
SACRAMENTO, Cal. Feb 27—Jerry Ahern, an aged man from Dundas, Minnesota, has come to California to testify against William Whalen, who has been charged upon [swindling] six different people out of sums of money from $400 to $1000. Ahern was an uncle of the late J. D. Moynihan, who was also hypnotized by Whalen. Whalen took Moynihan to Minnesota with him in 1[9]04, and through him became acquainted with Ahern. Whalen interested Ahern in his mine in Eureka, Nevada, according to the latter's story and told him if he would come to Nevada he would get him a job in the mines at $100 a month. Ahern was pleased with the prospect and took $1000 worth of the stock. He went to Alpha, Nevada, and found only two men working at the mine.

Whalen induced him to take samples of the rock to Salt Lake City to have it assayed. The quartz was doctored, says Ahern, and when assayed showed $375 a ton. Whalen then induced Ahern to go back to Minnesota with him to sell stock, and they succeeded in disposing of various amounts to Catholic priests and to poor people, Ahern says. Ahern then raised a mortgage he held and put an additional $800 in the stock. Whalen also got Ahern's wife interested in the mine and she decided to accompany her husband to Nevada.

Whalen sent them on the train to Ogden, says Ahern, and abused them terribly. Mrs. Ahern was given such a shock that she came very near dying. They stopped at Alpha, and because Ahern tried to get help for his wife, Whalen ordered him from the place. Ahern finally got his wife as far as Elko, where she rested until able to return to the east.

Reno Evening Gazette 27 February 1906
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Female Minstrelsy
   The ladies of the choir of St. Agnes' Catholic church, Arlington, under the direction of Mr. Charles J. Harrold, of Winchester, and Miss Butler, organist of the church, gave a minstrel show in Town Hall, Monday evening. The ladies made a hit without the assistance of the masculine gender and showed they were competent to go it alone. The large audience was appreciative—laughter and applause were frequent as the salient hits and jokes were sent home. The stage setting and costuming were handsome and effective and the chorus singing excellent. Miss Julia A. Dacey made a hit as interlocutor and the remainder of the circle was made up as follows:—
   Miss Helen V. Tobin, Miss Josephine E. Dacey, Miss Sadie Cohen and Amanda Varney were bones; Mrs. Amanda V. Beauchemin, Miss Nellie Scannell, Miss Mary M. Donahue and Miss Frances Ahern, tambos. The circle was made up of Misses Abby G. Gallagher, Nellie A. Donahue, Katherine M. Sullivan, Ella R. Grannan, Mary A. Sheehan, Mary E. Mahoney, May A. Shean, Margaret Sheehan, Mary G. Cashman, Annie V. Dineen, Annie M. Sullivan, Emily E. Lally, Joanna Geary, Gertrude McNulty, Helen M. Kennedy, Margaret Toohy, Margaret A. McConnell and Eva R. C. Fitzpatrick.
   The special talents of Miss Amanda Varney who sang “Sympathy” in fine style ; “Dreaming, Love, of You” was sung excellently by Miss Mary A. Sheehan ; Mrs. Amanda V. Beauchemin, with her end song, “I'd like to take you home with me,” made a hit, as did Miss Mary M. Donahue with her end song, “What you goin' to do when the rent comes round.” Miss Ella R. Grannan sang the ballard [sic] “Wait till the sun shines, Nellie” in her usual good style, and Miss Abby G. Gallagher sang “Creole love song” in fine style. Miss Nellie Scannell, with her end song, “Nobody,” made a great hit, and was loudly encored and forced to repeat many times. Miss Sadie Cohen sang the end song, “Nothing from nothing leaves you,” and Miss Frances Ahern sang “I'm getting sleepy.” Both these young ladies' work was excellent. The finale was “Good-bye, Dixie Dear,” by the entire company. During the finale the entire company went through several well executed marches.
   In the second part of the program Louise M. Eagan, the child reader, pleased the audience immensely and a comic sketch by Sanford Ames and Wales De Bussey, songs by Helen G. Powers, a young miss, were likewise popular, while Miss Ethel Hanson and Mr. Ames introduced novel songs and dances. The closing sketch was entitled “The Manager's Troubles” in which Messrs. John Bishop, Thomas J. Donnelly, Mrs. Beauchemin, Miss Cohen, Messrs. Chas. Ford and Jas. Hughes made the sketch tell for all its worth by entering into it with no little zest, especially Mr. Donnelly. The affair closed with a dance which was largely attended by friends of the choir and members of the parish. The ushers were Messrs. F. A. O'Brien and John Mahoney who, with the men of the choir, took charge of the dance.
Arlington Advocate 3 March 1906
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At the Fermoy Petty Sessions, Dr. Williams said, with the permission of the chairman, he wished to refer to the coming departure of Sergeant Booth from the town on promotion to the Depot. The sergeant was stationed in Fermoy for the past six years, and during that time he was called on to perform very onerous duties for the peace of the district. He (Dr. Williams) felt certain he was only voicing the feelings of the Bench in expressing regret at losing such a very efficient police officer. The chairman, Dr. T. M. W. Aherne, Mr. Dickson, R.M., and others endorsed these remarks, and Sergeant Booth having thanked the Bench for their kind expressions, the chairman concluded by wishing him every success in his new sphere.
The Irish Times 3 March 1906
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Mrs. John O'Hearn's confessed ability and willingness to work as a laundress and earn a livelihood for herself and three little children prompted Judge Shortall to remand her husband, accused of failure to provide for his family, for sentence today. Mr. O'Hearn, who has spent the last ten weeks in avoidable idleness, was greatly, disconcerted by his better half's declaration of independence.
San Francisco Call 14 March 1906
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Ahern Served Nearly Five Years for Killing a Fellow Marine.
President Roosevelt has pardoned marine private Thomas Ahern, who is serving a sentence of 20 years at the Wethersfield, Conn. state prison, for killing marine private J. Gallagher in the Philippines, May 1, 1901. The pardon was received at the Charlestown navy yard yesterday, as Ahern is officially credited to the naval prison at this yard as a prisoner and is confined at Wethersfield through a government arrangement that all long-term men and men convicted of serious offences in the navy, be incarcerated there. Police Sergt. Boyle of the local barracks will go to Wethersfield this morning and return Ahern to the naval prison at the local yard, and then he will be discharged. The crime for which Ahern was sentenced occurred at Isabella in the Philippines. He and Gallagher were members of the name marine company. They had been on liberty and became involved in a fight. Gallagher bested Ahern, according to witnesses. Later the dispute was renewed by Ahern, witnesses say, and after a few words he shot Gallagher, who died in a few minutes.
The Boston Globe 14 March 1906
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Death Sentence for Jay O'Hearn.
Omaha, March 19.—After deliberating less than three hours, the jury in the O'Hearn murder case brought in a verdict finding him guilty of the murder of Nels Lausten on the night of Jan. 20 and fixing the penalty at death.
Atlantic Daily Telegraph 19 March 1906
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He Helped Murder a Man Because He Did Not Promptly Obey His Orders.
Omaha, March 19.—Jay O'Hearn has been found guilty of the murder of Nels Lauston while holding up the latter's saloon at Twentieth and Cutting [sic] streets on Jan. 20. O'Hearn and three companions—Leo Augus, Joe Warren and Raymond Nelson—entered Lauston's and demanded his money. Lausten not obeying promptly O'Hearn fired, killing him instantly. The men were arrested during the night and Augus confessed. He said they had committed several hold-ups. O'Hearn's companions are yet to be tried.
Waterloo Semi Weekly Reporter 20 March 1906
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AHERN—QUINN. —On the 21st February, at St. Mary's Church, Glenelg, by Rev. Father Hanrahan, Daniel Joseph, son of late Michael Angelo Ahern, builder and contractor, of Victoria, to Annie, daughter of late W. Bernard Quinn, botanist, of Adelaide. At home "Kilmoy," 85, South-terrace. March 27 and 28.
The Adelaide Advertiser 21 March 1906
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John O'Hearn of 926 Howard street broke his promise to Judge Shortall that he would adjure alcohol and support his family, so he was rearrested and will be sentenced for failure to provide. He denies that he resumed tippling, but Officer Young swears that he caught him in the act of imbibing sherry while his wife and little ones were hungering for food.
San Francisco Call 29 March 1906
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Fatal Fight and Suicide Occurs in New York Flat
NEW YORK, March 31.—In an insane fury caused by jealousy James Ahearn, 34 years old, a cabman, shot and instantly killed James Black, 54 years old, an upholsterer, in his flat at 229 East Sixty-third street today, probably fatally wounded Mary Woods, 30 years of age, Black's housekeeper, and then put a bullet into his own brain. Ahearn died two hours later and the woman is believed to be dying.

Mary Woods was formerly Ahearn's sweetheart, but she left him only a short time ago to become housekeeper for Black. Twice last night Ahearn broke into Black's apartment, each time in search of Mary Woods. On the first occasion he shot Black in the nose, injuring him slightly, and then ran away without having seen the woman. After police for three hours had searched the neighborhood for the cabman and relaxed their efforts, he returned to the flat and did the fatal shooting.

Fort Worth Telegram 31 March 1906
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Shoots His Rival and Tries To Kill Former Sweetheart
   NEW YORK, March 31.—In an insane fury caused by jealousy, James Ahearn, 34 years old, a cabman, shot and instantly killed James Black, 54 years of age, an upholsterer, in his flat at 229 East Sixty-third street, today, probably fatally wounded Mary Woods, 30 years old, Black's housekeeper, and then put a bullet into his own brain. Ahearn died two hours later. The woman is believed to be dying. Mary Woods formerly was Ahearn's sweetheart. She left him only a short time ago to become housekeeper for Black.
Oakland Tribune 31 March 1906
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New York, March 31. Flushed with drink and insanely jealous because his sweetheart whom he had lured to this country from Ireland on the promise of marriage had left him and taken her abode with Joseph Black at 229 East Sixty Third street James Ahearn, a carman went to the home of Black early today and shot the latter. He then secreted himself in the house and after the police had made an unsuccessful search to find him and had departed he came forth and shot Black dead. The girl then appeared on the scene and seeing Ahern started to run but a bullet in the back sent her to the floor mortally wounded. Ahearn then placed the revolver in his mouth and fired. When the police came they sent the girl and Ahearn to the Presbyterian Hospital where Ahearn died later. The girl cannot recover.
The Trenton Times 31 March 1906
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Four-year-old Montreal Girl Found Outraged and Strangled
Montreal, April 5.—The city has been thrown into a ferment of excitement by the discovery that Ida [Edith] May Ahearn, a beautiful 4-year-old girl child who has been missing from her home since Sunday, had been outraged and strangled. The little body was found today in the woods of one of the suburbs. Posses have been organized to hunt for the murderer.
Daily Kennebec Journal 6 April 1906
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Roual Bradley was arrested at Montreal Friday night on suspicion of being the murderer of little Ida [Edith May] Ahearn who was outraged and strangled in the woods of Cote St. Paul Thursday. Bradley up to a short time ago was a boarder in the Ahearn home. The prisoner appears to be of unsound mind.
Daily Kennebec Journal 7 April 1906
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Paul Bradley is Believed to Have Committed Outrage and Murder at Montreal
Montreal, Que., April 7.—A man named Paul Bradley has been arrested on a suspicion of having murdered Ida May Ahern, a little girl of five years, whose body was found in a lamentable condition in a clump of trees at Cote St. Paul, Thursday morning. Bradley boarded at the home of the little girl, but was forced to leave more than a year ago because he owed $40. Ever since then it is believed he has nursed a secret grudge against the family and a fellow boarder asserts that he was heard to say that he hated little Ida. He is a laboring man of sordid temperament, and, although he has not been absolutely identified as the person who was seen with the girl, police are pretty well satisfied with his capture.

He was in a saloon in Montreal when arrested, and afterwards admitted that he was in the vicinity of the scene of the murder on Tuesday. The father of the little girl confronted the prisoner at the police station shortly after his arrest to-night. After declining for a few minutes to meet his visitor's gaze, Bradley looked up with a peculiar leer, but said nothing. Mr. Ahern says that he had regarded the man as not being right-minded, because he had always acted peculiarly.

No crime of recent years has so shocked the whole community as this terrible tragedy. In the immediate neighborhood of Ahern's home at St. Cunegonde the crowds of sympathizers were so great all day that it was necessary to place a cordon of police around the house in order to keep the impulsive people at a proper distance.

Winnipeg Free Press 9 April 1906
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John Ahern, of Liberty township, was in town yesterday on business. When asked about the interview purported to be held by a Sioux City Journal reporter with his brother James Ahern, he laughed and said there "was nothing to it." "why" said Mr. Ahern, I have only met one Perkins supporter in my neighborhood and they have a string on him." Mr. Ahern, like his brother, is a democrat, and made the race for sheriff some years ago against Frank Herron. Like many others he is not backword [sic] in expressing his admiration for Mr. Cummins and his adherence to principles, although not of the same political faith.
LeMars Sentinel 10 April 1906
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Ohio People
 . . . J. E. O'Hearn, 1870 Post street, try Raphael's clothing store. . . . 
[from a list of survivors of the San Francisco earthquake]
Oakland Tribune 25 April 1906
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One of the Boy Bandits of Omaha
Came Near Getting Out of Jail.
Omaha, Neb., April 21.—An attempt to effect the escape of Jay O'Hearn one of the four boy bandits and under sentence of death for the murder of Nels Jausten [sic], was frustrated today. A set of drills was discovered in the bath room at the county jail and twelve solid steel bolts in the latticed cage where O'Hern [sic] was confined had been smeared with soap to prevent detection.
Rock Rapids Reporter 26 April 1906
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The following persons filed petitions: with the Registrar in Bankruptcy to-day:—Wm. Ahearn, of Peluna, farmer, estimated debts, £112: Richard Williams, Broadfield, of Ulverstone, carpenter, debts, £203.
The Hobart Mercury 28 April 1906
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Saturday, May 5.
Postal Department.
Furlough.—Mary Ellen Ahern, postmistress, Virginia, six months, on full pay; . . . 
The Adelaide Advertiser 8 May 1906
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Miss Mabelle Ahern has given up her position in Chicago for the present, and expects to spend the summer here with her parents. She is troubled somewhat with rheumatism.
Sycamore True Republican 26 May 1906
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The following marriage licenses were issued yesterday:
Daniel A. Ahearn, 25, San Francisco, and May Ormsby, 24, San Francisco
San Francisco Call 30 May 1906
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(Before Messrs. R. Fairbairn, R.M., and G. C. Knight, J.P.)
Drunk and Threatening Language. Patrick Murphy was charged with having been drunk, and also with having used threatening language to Alex. Ahern. It was stated that Murphy was intoxicated when he went to work on Tuesday, and Ahern refused to let him take charge of a lorry. Murphy then became abusive, and threatened to break up Ahern, together with the office furniture. He was fined 15s., in default 10 days imprisonment.
The West Australian 31 May 1906
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LONDON, June 4.
The British ship Lismore, 1,598 tons, which last week was posted "missing" at Lloyd's, — is now reported to be an absolute loss. The vessel was bound from Melbourne to Talcahuano, Chili. [sic]

The Lismore, which was a well-known trader to Australia, arrived in Melbourne on her last visit about the middle of February this year, carrying a cargo of lumber from Eureka. Having discharged her timber she loaded 20,034 bags of wheat for Talcahuano, Chili, and left on April 21. Her master was Captain Cowell. On leaving Eureka, in California, the Lismore ran aground on the bar, which necessitated her going into dry dock in Melbourne. Her plates were tested, and she was granted by the surveyors a No. 2 special certificate. All told there were 26 souls on the Lismore when she left Melbourne, and of these 13, as far as is known, joined the vessel at that port. The chief officer, Mr. P. L. Francies, who, with three seamen is reported to have landed at Point Llico, on the Chilian coast, joined the Lismore only a few days before she left Melbourne, having previously been attached to the ship Belfast. As far as can be ascertained the following is the list of those who signed articles, and went away in the ship: —P. L. Francies, W. Saunders, T. Taraldsen, Charles L. Atcheson, W. Spence, W. Petersen, George Clarke, A. Malitz, R. Andersen, J. Ahern, J. Burdes. H. M. Aldred, of Melbourne (formerly of the barque Lalla Rookh), and (doubtful) John T. Jones. James Burdes was a member of the crew of the ship Speke, which was wrecked near Westernport two months ago. Among the ship's company was a young resident of Williamstown, named Arthur Clark, aged l8 years, a son of Mr. Clark, who has charge of the salvage lighter Endeavor. Young Clark, who shipped as an ordinary seaman, was making his first trip to sea.

Captain C. H. Cowell, who was fairly well known in shipping circles, was on his first voyage as master, having previously occupied the post of mate of the vessel under Captain Wilson, who left Melbourne some time ago. He was about 50 years old, and married, his wife and two children residing in London. The Lismore was one of the very few Australian traders that carry "cadets." of whom she had 10 on board. None of them, however, belong to Australia, as far as can be ascertained.

The Adelaide Advertiser 5 June 1906
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Breakdown in the evidence Against a
Supposed Quebec Murderer
Montreal, June 11.—James Hackett was placed on trial to-day for the murder of Edith May Ahern, a little girl whose body was found in a thicket near Cote St. Paul last April. The only feature of the day's proceedings was the failure of the [sic] Adelard Brisette, a crown witness, to identify Hackett as the man he had seen throw the little girl's clothes into the basement of a church near the spot where the body was afterwards found. The prosecution had attached considerable importance to this man's evidence, but it turned out to be that in Brisett's opinion the man he had seen at the church was shorter necked and stouter than the prisoner.
Winnipeg Free Press 12 June 1906
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The June quarterly meeting of the Adelaide Licensing Bench was held, at the Police Court on Tuesday, when there were present on the bench:—Messrs. J. Gordon S.M. (chairman), A. McDonald, M.P., W. Gilbert, M.P., W. T. Rhodes, and W. Kither.
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Transfers (Publicans' and Billiards).—D. Ahearn, from J. Oswald, Reepham Hotel, Islington; . . . 
The Adelaide Advertiser 13 June 1906
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The Leyland line steamer Canadian arrived at East Boston yesterday afternoon from Liverpool, after an uneventful voyage. She brought as saloon passengers Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Walkington, English tourists who are on their way to San Francisco to view the devastated city; Dr. John O'Hearn of Ireland, on his way to Andover to visit friends; Miss A. F. Wing, Mr. and Mrs. Tilley, Miss C. R. Wing, Miss Edith Roberts, Miss L. P. Guiney and Miss Walkington.
The Boston Globe 13 June 1906
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Miss Ellen Theresa Connors, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Connors, and Thomas A. Dawson were married yesterday at 9 o'clock in St. Patrick's Catholic church. . . .  Out-of-town guests were Lawrence Ahern, Mrs. Ahern, and Miss Ahern, of Baltimore, and Lawrence Harnett of Philadelphia.
The Washington Post 21 June 1906
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O'Hearn and Clark to Die Nov. 12.
Omaha, June 27.—Sentence of death was pronounced upon Jay O'Hearn and Harrison Clark (colored) by Judge Sutton. The date of the execution of both was fixed on Monday, Nov. 12, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the court departing from the usual custom of placing the execution on Friday.
Atlantic Daily Telegraph 27 June 1906
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Won't Hang Murderers on Friday.
Omaha, Neb., June 28.—"The crucifiction [sic] of Christ took place on Friday, and I do not think it appropriate to set the execution of two murderers for that day." said Judge Sutton when he sentenced Jay O'Hearn and Harrison Clarke to be hanged on Monday.
Lock Haven Express 28 June 1906
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O'Hearn and Clark to Die Nov. 12.
Omaha, June 27.—Sentence of death was pronounced upon Jay O'Hearn and Harrison Clark (colored) by Judge Sutton. The date of the execution of both was fixed on Monday, Nov. 12, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the court departing from the usual custom of placing the execution on Friday.
Atlantic Daily Telegraph 30 June 1906
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AHERN and REED—June 18th, at Andover, Massachusetts, U.S.A., John Maurice Ahern, M. B., 18 Walton Park, Liverpool, son of the late Walter Ahern, Ailesbury road, Dublin, to Evelyn Putnam, eldest daughter of the Hon. Edwin Reed, Andover, Mass.
The Irish Times 30 June 1906
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In Quest of Widow Miller's Cabbages—The Brute Resists Eviction.
As many a candidate for admission to the Ak-Sar-Ben knows, Mike O'Hearn has a sway-back mule which stands and kicks in a class by itself. Mike lives at Sixteenth and Cuming streets and his mule occupies a shed on the alley in the rear. Widow Sarah Miller, who also lives in a little house facing on the alley and it is said has a passion for cabbages. All her spare time by day she gives to the cultivation of that vegetable and in the evening she pores over the United States government agricultural reports, always striving to assimilate more knowledge as to this luscious product of the garden.

Saturday morning she had sallied forth bright and early to the town market, where she bought many cabbages, intending to study them and endeavor to analyze the intricate convolutions of their makeup. She placed these beautiful heads on the kitchen table and went into the next room to clear off he breakfast table.

In the meantime Mike O'Hearn's famous mule had burst his bonds and started out, seeking new fields to conquer. The first place he saw was Mrs. Miller's back door and within it a table laden with cabbages. Without even knocking the mule entered and began to disport himself amongst the vegetable. Just then the widow came back. She started into drive the mule out. The mule began to kick, and before the contest was over, had practically turned the house inside out. Mike Crow, a police officer, hearing the disturbance and the strident protests of the Widow Miller, hurried up, but was unable to gain an opening. He stood around on the outskirts of the fray until the mule kicked a wood stove at his head, then he left. When the destruction was complete the mule left, too. The police are now looking for the trespassing animal. Mrs. Miller's cottage looks like the center of San Francisco the day after the earthquake.

Omaha Morning World-Herald 16 July 1906
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Mr. and Mrs. John Ahern of West Park street are at Indiana Mineral Springs, near Attica, Ind., in hopes of benefiting the latter individual, who is severely afflicted with rheumatism.
Urbana Daily Courier 16 July 1906
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Police Court
Last November the place on North Union St. occupied by James [sic] Coughlin was searched on a warrant charging the illegal keeping of intoxicating liquors, and evidence to convict was found. On promise to give up the business the judge of the Third District Court placed Coughlin on probation and on Saturday last, being satisfied the promise had been kept, the original complaint was placed on file.
Arlington Advocate 21 July 1906
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Murray's Men Go Into Maxwell and Jefferson Street Districts
The hand of Food Inspector "Fish" Murray fell—by proxy—on markets in the Maxwell and Jefferson street districts yesterday. Inspector John Ahern and four assistants condemned over 15,000 pounds of fish, seven crates of pears, several dozen crates of peaches, and a load of watermelons.
Chicago Tribune 28 July 1906
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Alexander O Hearne pleaded guilty to a charge of being disorderly by †using obscene language. O'Hearne †stated that he wanted to put some goods in "G" shed about three minutes past 5 o'clock on July 26. The evldence of the foreman of the shed showed that O'Hearne had gone †up to the shed about 12 minutes past 5, and wanted to get some goods in, but as strict orders had been issued not to allow goods to be stored after †5 o'clock he refused the request, where-upon O'Hearne abused him roundly by †using vile language, O'Hearne was fined 10s. and costs.
The Perth Daily News 9 August 1906
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SQUARE 1290—Emory H. Bogley to Frank A. Harrison and John P. Ahern to secure Michael A. Ahern, $1,000 3 years, 5 per cent semiannually, lot 246. Same to same, to secure same, $1,000 3 years, 5 per cent semiannually, lot 245.
The Washington Post 10 August 1906
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Assistant engineer George E. Ahern, in the employ of the town departments, returns to his duties on Monday next, after a two weeks' leave of absence. He has enjoyed his vacation at Centre Harbor, N.H.
Arlington Advocate 18 August 1906
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Officers Chosen by International Association of
Municipal Electricians at New Haven.
NEW HAVEN, Aug. 17—Before adjourning its annual convention, today, the international association of Municipal Electricians voted to gather at Norfolk, Va. Next year. Officers chosen were as follows: President, T. C. O'Hearn of Cambridge, Mass., . . . 
The Boston Globe 18 August 1906
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Charged With Being Too Handy With the Pen
Chief Keler of Champaign came to the county seat shortly before noon today in custody of one John A. Keenan, alias J. A. Casey who stands charged with forging a bank check bearing the name I. A. Reeves and company. This alleged forgery is said to have taken place in Champaign. The complainant, John Ahern. This adds another case to the criminal docket for the September term of court, providing that the grand jury returns an indictment against the individual who is charge with being a little too handy with the pen. The bond is $500.
Urbana Daily Courier 20 August 1906
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Miss Lizzie O'Hearn returned this morning to her home in this city after a few days' visit with friends at Marshalltown and Steamboat Rock.
Oskaloosa Daily Herald 20 August 1906
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John Ahern, An Umbrella Mender, is a Wonder at Speechifying
Addressed Walls of Lock-up
First Jollied the Town Along and Then Gave His Opinion
of the Political Situation in New Jersey and New York.
    The police drag net gets in a great many queer specimens but the queerest fish that had been netted in some time was picked up by Patrolman Faulkner, on Albany street, this morning. Ahern was arrested after the officer had watched his antics for some time. He was wandering about the corner of George and Albany streets, untying horses from hitching posts, slapping horses and people with a cane he carried, and otherwise making himself troublesomely conspicuous.
    Ahern was drunk. When he was locked up and awaiting the arrival of Recorder Watson he developed an oratorical streak. He also proved that he must have kissed the blarney stone.
    "Ladies and gentlemen," he exclaimed. "Friends and fellow citizens, I congratulate you upon your city. It is all right. Everything, everybody, is all right, except," and here he dissolved into blubbering sobs, "except poor, unhappy, lonely, friendless intoxicated me."
    He sobbed softly to himself for a while, and the policemen had almost forgotten about him when a wild bellowing from the cell made them sit up and listen.
    "Who is the hope of the downtrodden?" roared their guest. "Who but Alexander R. Fordyce, George J. Corey and William Randolph Hearst. With Fordyce senator, Corey consul to New Amsterdam, and Hearst governor of New York and then president of the United States then will I feel that our glorious country is realizing its ideals." He tore off about fifty yards of this before he sank down and slept the innocent sleep of complete exhaustion and almost complete paralysis. He will be given a hearing tonight.
    "Anywhere where I hang up my hat," was his answer when asked where his home was.
The New Brunswick Times 24 August 1906
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Local and Personal Brevities
Miss Florence Hanley has severed her connection with the Montgomery candy store owing to ill health. She leaves this week for St. Paul and Minneapolis, where, if the change proves beneficial to her health, she is likely to remain. Miss Mabelle Ahern will succeed her in the store.
Sycamore True Republican 1 September 1906
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The Catholic World
SCOTLAND— Departure of Priests
 . . . The Rev. Father Wm. Ahern, of Pollokshaws, late of Maryhill, goes home also to the Kerry diocese. In the two Glasgow parishes where he was curate. Father Ahern did excellent work, and his withdrawal from the archdiocese is much regretted by all who knew him.
New Zealand Tablet 6 September 1906
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Dan Callahan's Night In The City Council
 . . . It was recommended that Jack Ahearn, a character of the city, be given a ticket and sent out of the country, the marshals who are taking a bunch of prisoners out permitting him to travel with them. "Mr. Reynoldson," said the mayor, "is there any way in which you can use Ahearn on the way out and save the city the expense of a ticket?" "No, I think not. Jack is unfit for such work. We have a tough bunch going out and must have able-bodied men. Jack is full of whiskey all the time (turning in an unpretentious way toward Dan Callahan) and one breath from him would put a man out of business." "Well, you needn't look at me. I don't sell bad whiskey," roared the irrepressible Daniel. . . . 
Fairbanks Daily Times 13 September 1906
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Jack Was Instrumental in Getting Him Fixed Up
and Then Ahearn Started In to Celebrate—
Hayes Knows Where to Find Him Now.
Jack Ahearn is going to Tonopah. His ticket was purchased by the city. Jack earned the passage for he has been working for the city more or less all summer. Jack's name appears on the court record here every day except the Fourth of July, 1905, when he got so all fired full that it was thought best to let him sleep where he fell—a soft place back of the Cascade laundry. He would never have fallen asleep three, but he saw the soapy water with all its foam coming from the laundry and, thinking he was dreaming about a land of beer, laid down and went to sleep, and it was a shame to spoil his dream.

Jack was dressed up yesterday. Officer Jack Hayes went around among the boys of the town and raised enough money to buy him some clothes. George Dreibelbis gave him a suit of clothes. George Butler offered to give him a $5 bill when the boat was ready to leave. Dan Callahan gave him a box to carry a load in. In fact, all the men in town gave something. Jack Hayes purchased a new hat for him. With his new togs and a little silver in his pocket Ahearn started out to chink his tank. Hayes, thinking he might miss the boat, finally corralled him and landed him in the city jail so he would be sure to find him when it came time to leave town. There is only one thing that bothers the officers now; how will they ever keep track of Jack when they land at Gibbon, Eagle, Dawson, Whitehorse and Skagway.

Fairbanks Daily Times 15 September 1906
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Jack Ahearn and Two Old Cronies Leaving Today—
Others Will Be Transported Before Navigation Closes
City Was at a Big Expense Housing and Feeding Indigents Last Year
and Desires No Repetition of Experience.
It Gives Them Change of Scene and Air, Amuses Them
and Costs the City A Good Deal Less.
Three of the city's indigents left on one of the N. C. boats sailing for the outside this morning, being sent out at the expense of the city, and it is believed that others will follow before the close of navigation. Last year the city had a great deal of expense to meet incidental to the housing, clothing and feeding of the indigents left on its hands over the winter, and it was figured out at that time that the payment of the fare of such persons to Seattle, whence most of them came, would have proved a far more economical way of dealing with the problem than keeping them over winter, as was afterwards found necessary. The matter of sending these people out has been left in the hands of Chief of Police Hagan, City Physician Cassetis and Judge Erwin, and the council has granted them power to act and purchase tickets for such as are considered fit subjects for attention at their hands, and the council will afterwards ratify any acts they may be responsible for in this connection. The chief has in mind others who should be sent out, and will probably see them safely off within the next week.

Among those going today is Jack Ahearn, who is accompanied by Bill Jones and Carl Parkinson. Ahearn is a character as well known as any man in the camp. Whisky has the better of him, and he has been employed working on the streets for the city without compensation the greater part of the time he has been here, as a result of little difficulties he has been in with the police through his convivial habits. Jack is said to be a fine blacksmith, but has been too busy chasing the elusive cornjuice since his arrival here to have any time for his trade. He is well connected in Iowa and will land there before the winter is out. He has a lot of friends on First avenue, who made up a nice little purse for him, which will be turned over to him on his arrival in Seattle. While Jack is an habitual, his antics at all times have been harmless and his case is deserving of consideration rather than condemnation.

Fairbanks Evening News 15 September 1906
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Purchased Eggs in the Store and After Washing Them in Warm Water
Got Drinks From Bartenders for Fresh Article.
Jack Ahearn has worked his last egg trick in Fairbanks. Jack is the man who imbibed booze to such an extent that he not only became the town drunk, but the biggest pest that ever came to a town anywhere on earth. But it is the egg trick that Jack worked so well that makes his departure interesting. Jack maintained that he was very familiar with a man who owned chickens in town. This was proven by the frequency with which he appeared at the various paint shops in town and offered eggs for a glass of "hootch," for be it known that Jack always got the black bottle. The eggs produced were always nice and clean and in many instances warm. Nearly every bartender in town got roped into the secret. After his departure it all came out. It seems that toward the last Jack was not very choice in the selection of eggs for several of the bartenders got hold of some labeled "Lincoln, Neb." The eggs had also passed their age of usefulness except for the Fourth of July stunt of pasting them at the fellow who sticks his head out of a hole in a canvas. At any rate there are a mad lot of mixologists in the city, for they have discovered that instead of using nice ranch eggs for their own private drinks they have been using case eggs all the time. That is why Jack always said he had to have a half dollar starter every day in order to keep drunk.
Fairbanks Daily Times 17 September 1906
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John Ahearn the Orator is Arrested Again
John Ahearn, the umbrella mender, who also has a reputation as an orator, fell off "the water wagon" into the clutches of the law yesterday afternoon. He was placed in the lockup when brought to headquarters and began to speak on the "Bishops' Bill."
New Brunswick Daily Times 22 September 1906
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Ten young men, suspected of being yeggmen and who are certainly imported specimens of eastern hoboes, were yesterday morning taken to the Central police station by Policemen Glen, Stevens and Moore. All were found assembled at the corner of Second and Los Angeles streets, and as they "didn't look good" to the officers they were bundled off to the station to answer to a charge of vagrancy. They are all between 15 and 20 years of age and their names are as follows: Harry Bernard, Willie Fremond, John T. Murphy, Arthur McCord, Walter Smith, Lee Wells, Walter Ahearn, James Stuart, Fred Wilson and Richard Tinklepaugh.
Los Angeles Herald 10 October 1906
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   Miss Margaret Veronica Ahern, the well known singer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Ahern, of 74 Main street, this city and Mr. R. Garnet Gamester, of South Framingham, formerly of this city, were married yesterday afternoon at 3.30 o'clock at the parochial residence by Rev. James J. Keegan.
   The couple were attended by Miss Delia M. Burnes, of this city, as bridesmaid, Mr. Frederick E. Boudreau, of Stoneham, best man.
   The bride wore white silk, trimmed with Irish point lace. The bridesmaid's gown was of cream colored silk, with trimmings of valenciennes lace. The bride carried a bouquet of bride roses, the bridesmaid pink roses.
   Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents.
   The bridal party attended one of the Boston theatres in the evening, following which the bride and groom left for Atlantic City for a short stay. The couple will be at home at 27 Clark St., South Framingham, after Nov., 1st.
   The popularity of the young couple was fully attested by the number of presents received, fully as many more as are enumerated below being received at their South Framingham home, from the friends of the groom of that town, where he is an electrician in the employ of the Edison Co.
   The following were the presents:
   Blankets, tea set, silverware and dinner set, Mrs. David Ahern.
   $20 in gold, Mr. David Ahern.
   Commode set, Miss Delia M. Burnes.
   China closet, Frederick Boudreau.
   Fancy parlor clock, John Ahern and Kittie Manuel.
   Electric parlor lamp, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Westland.
   Silver water pitcher and cake basket, William Sullivan and Katherine Ahern.
   Fancy fruit basket, Charles Westland of Dorchester.
   Wine set, Miss May Ahern.
   Cut glass dish, Ruth O'Brien.
   Fancy ice cream set, Miss Ella Carr.
   Silver soup ladle, Mr. and Mrs. Carl French.
   Spread, Mrs. Patrick Martin.
   Silver chafing dish and fancy cracker jar, Mrs. McHugh.
   Chocolate set, Annie Maguire.
   Chocolate pitcher and fancy cracker jar, Mrs. James Maguire.
   Hand painted dish, Marguerite Bonin.
Woburn Daily Times 16 October 1906
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The Iroquois Club of Sacramento held a most enthusiastic meeting last night. It was decided that the Iroquois Club would take an active part in the reception to be given to Theodore A. Bell in this city next Wednesday, and also that the members would attend the barbecue at Folsom next Saturday night in a body. A committee was named to make arrangements for a special train from this place to Folsom on that date. The Committee has been working hard all day and this afternoon reported there will be between 200 and 300 Bell enthusiasts go from here to Folsom Saturday night. Arrangements nave been made to supply those who go with an abundance of red-fire and other pyrotechnics. The Iroquois Club will send twenty-five braves, bedecked in feathers and blankets, to take the town of Folsom by storm in the name of Theodore A. Bell. Congressional candidate W.A. Beard will be the main speaker of the evening. Folsom boasts the strongest Bell Club in Sacramento County and the reception to Beard should be a splendid one.

A committee was also appointed to raise funds for the reception of Bell when he comes to this city. It is the intention of the Club to give Bell a large escort and from the present outlook this will be done in grand style. The Committee to arrange for the Folsom excursion is composed of Morris Brooks, J.E. Mayo, Robert Callahan, J.H. Murphy and Thomas Ahern. Those in charge of the Bell reception are H.W. Freund, R.O. Cravens and J.H. Devine.

Sacramento Bee 24 October 1906
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Master John and Miss May Ahern of Oakland spent Sunday with their uncle, John Barry.
Oakland Tribune 24 October 1906
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A Lonely Death in the Never-Never Of the West
Story of the Native Boy—Sick unto Death—
"Bury Me at Once or the Dingoes will Eat Me"—
The Journey for Police—The Policeman's Trip—
How did he Die—The Grave at the Deserted Goldfield.
"I have made an examination of Ahern's Body, there are no other marks on the body drink is the cause near creek back about 3/4 mile be camped when boy came up with dray finding ill I have found part bottle of brandy which I am taking to be annexed." —Constable Thompson, Sunday, 1st September, 1906.
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The above quotation has a story attached to it—a sad and gloomy one. The story shows the apathy and indolence of the police force in the far off Never-Never of the West. A mortal's death, away from almost all human aid is reported in the above quotation. How the death happened is told by the squatter, whose servant the deceased had been. He tells it in simple unaffected language, and therefore we publish it as received:

Roy Hill Station, Nullagine — Nor' West Australia. —In July last I sent my waggon to Port Hedland for loading and for general station supplies. It was in charge of E. H. Ahern, better known as "Paddy" Ahern. On his way back, he had got as far as Tambourah (a deserted gold field), when he was taken ill, in fact so bad that he told the native boy (his only companion) that he thought he was going to die, and he kept on asking for water, and then vomiting until he finished all they had. He then struggled on for a short distance and was again taken ill, so he told the boy that he would find a bottle of brandy in the waggon, and to open it. This the boy did by breaking the head off the bottle, and he gave some to the dying man, but the boy says it only made him vomit the more. Then he told the boy that if he died he (the boy) was to bury him before he went for assistance, otherwise the dingoes would eat him.

Shortly after this he died, and the boy carried out his instructions to the letter. The native camped there that night, and in the morning started for home to let us know about it. On his way he met a prospector named Ogilvie, who advised the boy to go into Hillside Station, and he accompanied the boy there. After informing Mr. Badgery (who was in charge) of what had occurred, Mr. Badgery kindly lent him a fresh horse and started him for Marble Bar in this way, sending word to the police.

So far everything was alright. A constable was despatched with the boy, presumably to make enquiries, etc., and he duly arrived at Hillside Station. In the morning they (constable and native boy) left for Tambourah or rather for two miles beyond the place to where poor Paddy had died, making in all 22 miles. But to give you some idea of the amount of time Constable Thompson, must have spent, making those enquiries, exhuming the body, etc., and searching for anything that he could connect with the death, and in overhauling the deceased's papers, etc. I relate that after doing all this, he rode back to Hillside the same evening—44 miles, a real good day's journey even without stoppages.

And he left the waggon with over five tons of all sorts of stores, etc., to take care of itself, only leaving the accompanying curt note (quoted at the head of this article.) Now, I would like to know how Constable Thompson arrived at the conclusion that the deceased had died from the effects of drink! The boy told him the deceased had not keen drinking, and that he only opened the brandy when the deceased was taken ill. Constable Thompson does not say anything of the other bottle of brandy which he took, and which was unopened when he found it.

Had this man been a native who had perished or died so suddenly in the company, of a white man there would have been a terrible commotion among the police. The officers of the law would have been flying backwards and forwards and the medical officers would have been out to hold a post mortem examination. The fullest enquiries possible would have been mode, and the chances are the white man would have found it hard to clear himself. But because it was a working man "and a good one at that," little or no notice was taken of the death by the authorities. They just took Constable Thompson's word for it that he had died from the effects of alcohol. All this occurred between the 28th and 31st August, and up to this date the Marble Bar police have not even written to let me know what papers they found on the deceased or given any particulars whatsoever.

It is 120 miles from here to Tambourah where the waggon was left, and, about a week afterwards I received word from Nullagine, (70 miles away) to say that "Ahern had died suddenly on his way to station with my waggon." No more, no less. So I despatched another man to go and see to things, and bring the waggon home, naturally thinking that the police would be there or that they would have put some one in charge of the waggon, until some one arrived from here to take charge of it. But no, not a soul was at the waggon, which anyone could have plundered like the prey of niggers or any one else. There was just the curt note from Constable Thompson, M.I., who had been out and held a post mortem on his own, and then had ridden back to Marble Bar and possibly long beers. [Note: the E. H. Ahern of this report is most likely Alexander H. Ahern, whose death was registered at Pilbara and Fremantle in 1907.]

Perth Sunday Times 28 October 1906
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Misses Letta McKanna and Elizabeth O'Hearn were Sunday visitors with friends in Grinnell.
Oskaloosa Daily Herald 29 October 1906
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   Red was the prevailing colour at the Prahran Police Court yesterday morning. Everyone wore scarlet neckties, scarves, ribbons, and carnations. The wearers addressed on another as "Comrade," and talked in declamatory phrases, about "the cause," "the British Boast of Free Speech," "Our Forefathers," and "Plutocratic Oppression." They were the "socialists" of Melbourne, who scorn to work for "tyrants," and so were able to brave the falling rain to cheer their leaders, who were to appear before the Court for having obstructed the carriage-way at Prahran on Saturday night. When those leaders arrived to surrender to their bail, they were loudly cheered, and when the court doors were opened the crowd surged inside, quickly filling the building. Over a hundred people failed to gain admission, and waited outside.
   Mr. Witt, J.P., occupied the chair, and on the bench with him were Major Chipperton, Captain Panter, and Messrs. R G. Kent, G. Young, and W. H. M. Hyslop, J.P.'s
   The cases for the prosecution were conducted by the Prahran solicitor (Mr. D. H. Herald). None of the accused was defended.
   The first case called was that of Elizabeth Ahern, 26 years of age, who described herself as a cook. She was charged with having obstructed the carriage-way in Chatham street, Prahran, and with having refused to desist when told to do so by a constable. She pleaded guilty of not having moved on when asked by the police, but not guilty of having obstructed the carriage-way.
   Mr. Herald explained that the city regulation, under which proceedings had been taken imposed a maximum penalty of one month's imprisonment. The matter had been going on for some time. These people were not residents of Prahran, but came from outside, and evidently wanted to pose as martyrs. He would therefore ask the Bench to impose the full penalty—a fine of £5 in default a month's, imprisonment.
   Sergeant Williams stated:— I saw defendant in the midst of a crowd of people in Chatham-street on Saturday night. She was standing on a stool, or chair, addressing the crowd. I asked her to desist, but she refused. She was obstructing the carriageway.
   Senior-constable O'Loughlin gave corroborative evidence.
   Defendant.—What I was advocating was dearer to me than anything. If other bodies are to give vent to statements of their views, then I claim the same right.
   Mr. Witt.—You are not here for expressing your opinions, but on a charge of obstructing. You are the first female charged with the offence.
   The magistrates, conferred on the case, and Mr. Witt was heard to say, "Oh, no; I would not make martyrs of them at all." He announced that a majority of the bench had decided to impose a fine of 30/, with 10/6 costs, in default 10 days imprisonment, adding, "You must have heard of the previous proceedings here, and known that you were committing an offence.
   Defendant.—I was quite willing to take the risks.
   Margaret Anderson, a married woman, was called. She declined to plead.
Melbourne Argus 30 October 1906
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One Case in October
Justice of the Peace J.S. Howard of Anaheim has filed his report for October showing that one case was tried by him during the month. That case was James Ahern, accused of petty larceny. Ahern was found guilty and sentenced to thirty days in the county jail. Execution was suspended, the defendant paying the cost of returning the stolen goods and leaving the county. Mr. Alex Henry was the complaining witness in the case. Ahern was arrested by Constable Llewellyn.
Santa Ana Register 2 November 1906
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   Miss May Catherine Manuel, of Boston, and John Joseph Ahern of 74 Main St., this city, were married yesterday afternoon at three o'clock at St. Charles parochial residence, Rev. Henry A. Walsh officiating.
   A peculiar coincidence was that Mr. Ahern and two sisters, [Margaret and Mary] married within two years, were married on Monday.
   Accompanying the couple yesterday were Mr. Fred Gould, of Malden, as best man. Miss Josephine Manuel, of Newton, was bridesmaid.
   The bride was dressed in a gown of white silk, trimmed with Irish point lace. The bridesmaid wore cream nuns veiling, with Irish point lace trimmings.
   Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the groom's mother, Mrs. Mary Ahern, she with Miss Catherine Ahern, Mrs. Garnet Gamester, assisting them in receiving.
   The couple left yesterday on a wedding trip to Washington. The groom is considered one of the cleverest boxers in the city, and has on many occasions given exhibitions of bag punching at public entertainments. The couple will reside at 5 Border St.
   Presents received included:
   Parlor stove, Mr. David Ahern
   $100 in gold, rug, blankets, Sideboard, lamp, Mrs. David Ahern
   Parlor lamp, Mr. Fred Gould
   Oil painting, Miss Josie Manuel
   1½ dozen silver tea spoons, fancy centre piece and pin cushion, Miss Annie Manuel
   Parlor rocker, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Westland
   Parlor rocker, Mr. William Sullivan and Katherine Ahern
   Parlor rocker, Mr. and Mrs. Garnet Gamester
   Parlor clock, Mr. Richard Reynolds
   China closet, South Border Club
   Silver cream pitcher and sugar bowl, Mrs. James Maguire
   Chocolate set, Miss Annie Maguire
   Dining room clock, Mrs. Patrick Martin
   Two fancy vases, Miss Ruth O'Brien
   1 dozen silver tea spoons, Miss Adelaide McGovern
   Religious painting, Catherine Doyle
   French china lamp, Mrs. Sherman
   Fancy Japanese vase, Mrs. George Brennan
   Fancy cake basket, Mrs. May Ahern
   Fancy centre piece, Miss Esther Johnson
   Towels and a set of vases, Miss Mary Jones
   Vases and couch. Katherine Smith
   Fancy Pillow shams, May Doherty
   Fancy Japanese table cover.
Woburn Daily Times 6 November 1906
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The little band of Socialists in Melbourne led by Tom Mann seem determined to maintain their notoriety. To this end (says the Sydney Telegraph) the campaign was carried on that resulted in several services in churches on successive Sundays being disturbed by the noisy band that used to troop in at Tom Mann's heels. The public had almost forgotten these "true blue" Socialists, but for a week or two recently they have been at loggerheads with the police at Prahran through holding meetings in busy thoroughfares on Saturday nights. There have been arrests and fines, and the cry has been raised that the Socialists are being persecuted by instructions from the Prahran councillors, while the Salvation Army and other organisations are permitted to hold meetings in the streets without fear of being "moved on."

"This fight is for free speech," Tom Mann has declared on every available public opportunity, and on Saturday night an attempt to address a crowd in one of the principal business streets of Prahran resulted in eight arrests. A crowd of 200 or 300 people blocked up the street, but, by the directions of Tom Mann, the footpaths were kept clear. This, he declared, would prevent a charge of obstructing the street. Miss Elizabeth Ahern, aged 26, mounted a stool and started the first address. She had not proceeded far when the police stepped in and arrested her. Immediately up jumped Mrs. Anderson, a lady who had earlier in the "campaign" announced her preparedness to leave her husband and children and go to gaol for "the cause." Her appearance on the rostrum changed hoots and yells, aroused by her predecessor's arrest, into wild exclamations of delight. "You must get down," she was told by a policeman. "I will when I am finished," was her reply, a response which was greeted with cheers. Then a burly policeman led her away to the watchhouse.

A man who followed was similarly dealt with, and then Tom Mann climbed on the stool and was hailed with cheers. He, too, was pulled down and escorted to the police station, accompanied by a crowd of about 2000 people, many of whom hooted and occasionally made ugly rushes. These led to four more arrests. Outside the police station a procession was formed and kept marching round the block, halting each time at the police headquarters to sing "The Red Flag." On promising not to obstruct again that night Tom Mann and his followers were released on their own bail, and at a subsequent meeting "on the green" all the late prisoners declared their intention not to pay any fines imposed. The two women particularly begged their friends not to pay their fines. Eventually, on Tom Mann's advice, the meeting quietly dispersed. One citizen who had offered the Socialists his verandah from which to speak was assaulted by a neighbor, a woman, for "bringing those Socialists about the place." in protest she struck a vigorous blow, which deprived the citizen of a front tooth.

Poverty Bay Herald 14 November 1906
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RUBEY—O'HEARNE—Charles Rubey, aged 69, a native of Missouri and resident of Lebanon, Mo., and Agnes O'Hearne, aged 45, a native of Canada and resident of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Herald 21 November 1906
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With the Exception of $10,000 of Life Insurance.
Vicksburg, Miss., Nov. 21.—The will of Mrs. Varina Jefferson Davis, wife of the president of the confederate states, was filed in this city at the office of the chancery clerk of Warren county, in solemn form for probate. The will leaves to Mrs. Davis's daughter, Mrs. Margaret Howell Davis Hayes, of Colorado Springs, Colo., all of the estate with the exception of $10,000 life insurance. "Of this sum," says the testatrix, "I leave Miss Anna Davis Smith the sum of $1,000; Miss Margaret Green Davis, $1,000; my nieces Varina Davis and Mary Peacock Howell,† the orphan children of my brother, $1,000; to my faithful old nurse, Mary Ahern, $1,000; to my sister, Mrs. Margaret Stoess, $2,000; to Dr. James Shorter, Macon Ga., in memory of his professional services, $500; to my faithful maid, Margaret Josephine Connelly, $1,000;† to Mrs. Elizabeth Hooks, of Lees Station, La., $50." In her will Mrs. Davis refers to her residence away from the south, saying she considered the south her home.
Gainesville Daily Sun 22 November 1906
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"The socialistic martyrs," Mrs. Anderson and Miss Lizzie Ahern, who were imprisoned for ten days on refusal to pay a fine of 30s for street obstruction, gave a vivid account of their experiences to an appreciative audience of about 200 at the Port Melbourne Town Hall this week. The meeting whiled away the time till 8 o'clock by singing socialistic "hymns" until the lady speakers appeared. They were accompanied by Mrs. Tom Mann, who first related the circumstances of the trouble, and then introduced the speakers.

Miss Ahern depicted her gaol experience in joyous tones. The blankets were an "ugly-looking grey," and not too clean. The bread was "grey," the gaol was "grey," and exercise was taken in a "grey" yard, and there was a "grey, stodgy look" about everything. Miss Ahern was particularly severe on the soup, which, she said, it was impossible to classify as either beef or mutton, and she described the meat as rubber. The literature supplied was not at all to her taste, and on asking for other reading matter she was told that they didn't keep socialistic papers. Miss Ahern stated that the sanitary state of the gaol was disgraceful, and that Mr. Scott-Bennett, their comrade, was going to bring these matters before Parliament for redress.

Mr. W. J. Baxter, also gave his experiences; but as a kind friend paid his fine when he had only been in three days, they were not extensive. Before the meeting dispersed Mrs. Mann announced that another collection would be taken at the doors, as the one taken up previously amounted to "little more than the rent of the hall." It is evident, therefore, that the "moving" addresses were not effective to move the people's hands towards their pockets.

The Launceston Examiner 23 November 1906
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Melbourne Socialists are not having a happy time just now. For holding a meeting in the streets several were fined, and went to prison rather than pay the fine. Miss Lizzie Ahern and Mrs. Anderson, two who each "took out" an alternative of 10 days in Melbourne Gaol, have been relating their experiences. Miss Ahern said the gaol bedding was "ugly-looking grey blankets, not too clean." Breakfast was served in an "ugly-looking vessel, not too clean," The bread was "grey and ugly-looking.'' The gaol itself was "grey," and exercise was taken in a "gray" yard, and there was a "grey, stodgy" look about everything. That, however, only embraced a few of the complaints. These unfortunate people have themselves to blame. As law-breakers they had a choice, and elected to go to prison, which was what it should be—a place to which they had no desire to return. It is only fair to state that these people, however sincere they may be, are extremists and do not represent the great body of Socialists.
Clarence and Richmond Examiner 24 November 1906
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Miss Lizzie Ahern and Mrs. Anderson, two of the Prahran lady "Socialists," who each "took out" an alternative of 10 days in Melbourne Gaol rather than pay a fine of 30s imposed on them at Prahran Court on October 29, have been relating their experiences. Miss Ahern's gaol experience (the Argus says) was depicted in grey tones. The gaol bedding was "ugly-looking grey blankets, not too clean." Breakfast was served in an ugly looking vessel, not too clean. The bread was "grey and ugly-looking." The gaol itself was "grey," and exercise was taken in a "grey"' yard, and there was a "grey, stodgy look" about everything. "I tried to eat the hominy," declared the. speaker, "but after one tablespoon fill I didn't try a second one." Miss Ahern severely criticised the rest of the gaol menu, and was particularly severe on the soup. It was impossible to tell whether the meat supplied was beef or mutton, the speaker said, and nobody was able to cut it with the knife and fork supplied. "You could take the meat in your hands and pull it that length," said the speaker, with illustrative action ; "it is all sinews." The potatoes supplied had never seen water. The gaol literature supplied was spoken of as "trash, simply an insult to thinking men and women." Miss Ahern stated that her request for something more solid and intellectual was met with the reply that they didn't keep socialistic books there. Miss Ahern stated that the sanitary arrangements of the gaol were simply a disgrace to any human society. Mrs. Anderson also detailed her gaol treatment at length, and spoke strongly in condemnation of the food supplied to prisoners.
Poverty Bay Herald 28 November 1906
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A well-attended meeting of socialists was held in the Brunswick Town Hall on Thursday evening, November 22nd, for the purpose of protesting against the imprisonment of the Prahran socialists. Mrs. Tom Mann presided, and there were also present Miss Ahern, Mrs. Anderson, and Mr. Frank Hyett, three socialists who had undergone imprisonment together with a number of leading socialists. Mrs. Tom Mann said that the object of the meeting was to express indignation at the way in which socialists had been treated in Prahran. As they knew, her husband, Mr. Tom Mann, was serving a term of imprisonment for speaking in Prahran streets. She was with him the second time. On the first occasion he was fined, but refused to pay, the fine. Somebody—one of their misguided ones—paid, the fine, and consequently Mr. Mann was set free, whether he liked it or not. He immediately inserted an advertisement and went down the street. He had not been on the box a minute before he was hauled down by the police and dragged to the station. Mr. Mann was now taking out his time at the Melbourne Gaol. With him were Mr. Bernard Oates and Mr. Alfred Russell Wallace—the latter a resident of Brunswick.

Last Monday two women were dragged off to goal—Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Jarvis—and it was said they had been taken to Pentridge. Mr. J. Curtin moved that the meeting expresses its indignation at the treatment meted out to socialists by the Prahran police and City Council, and also that the Chief Secretary be asked to review the proceedings and take action thereon. Miss Lizzie Ahern seconded the motion, and gave her experiences in gaol. Mr. Frank Hyett followed with an account of the men's prison, after which Mrs. Anderson gave her experiences, remarking that there was one socialistic feature she noticed is gaol—there was no distinction in dress there. Mr. Anstey, M.L.A., also spoke and expressed sympathy with Mr. Tom Mann. The motion was carried unanimously.

A collection was taken up in aid of the defence fund, and at the close of the meeting two verses of the "Marseillaise" were sung. Mrs. Mann announced that post-cards illustrative of prison life were on sale in the hall, two of which showed Mr. Mann in prison garb.

The Coburg Leader 1 December 1906
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The two lady Socialists, Mrs. Anderson and Miss Ahearn, who were imprisoned for having harangued the crowd in the streets of Prahran, arrived on Saturday, and were given an official reception by the mayor in the Town Hall. They delivered addresses on Socialism at the Trades Hall this evening.
The South Australian Advertiser 10 December 1906
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As you have vilified the Womanhood of the Socialist movement and previously declined to debate your anti-Socialist position, you are hereby challenged to Debate on
MISS LIZZIE AHERN (of Melbourne),
now in Broken Hill. If you are game, notify the Secretary of the Social Democratic Club.
Barrier Miner 10 December 1906
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Fire early Sunday morning destroyed the barn of Michael Ahearn at the Red Lion Tavern. In the barn were several hundred bushels of pop corn and a quantity of potatoes haw straw and feed. Everything was destroyed together with a number of farm implements. The live stock was rescued, Mr. Ahearn awakening in time to save the horses and other animals. The fire is supposed to the work of tramps. The barn was owned by Mrs. Bern of Philadelphia. It was insured by George S. Towle and the contents by Lyons Brothers.
The New Brunswick Times 18 December 1906
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William Ahern sustained a bad fracture of the skull on the 1,500 level of the Parrot mine at 12:30 o'clock this morning and died in the ambulance as he was being taken to St. James' hospital. His head was cloven down the medium line from front to back and the brain laid open. That he lived any time after the accident is a wonder. The body was removed to Walsh's undertaking rooms and Coroner Egan began an investigation. Deputy State Mining Inspector Orem was called to look into the event that led to the fatality. Ahern was 26 years old and single. He was a station tender at the mine, where he had worked since Dec. 9. He was well built, a little above the average height and was beautifully muscled. His room was at 500 East Park street. He numbered hosts of friends in Butte and was held in high esteem by his employers. Harry Good, his partner, stood only a short distance from him when the accident that laid Ahern low occurred. After Mr. Orem's investigation he reported that Ahern was struck by a rock falling down the shaft.
Anaconda Standard 24 December 1906
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The inquest over the body of William Ahern, who was killed by a rock cleaving his head in the Parrot mine early yesterday, will be held at 3 o'clock to-morrow afternoon at Walsh's undertaking rooms. The funeral will take place at Sacred Heart church at 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. Ahern had no near relatives in Butte, but is mourned by a number of cousins and many friends. His sister in California has been notified by wire. He is at present laid out at the home of Michael Buckley at 526 North Wyoming street.
Anaconda Standard 25 December 1906
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Alderman and Mrs. Jerry Mullins and Mr. and Mrs. Harry O'Gorman went to Helena yesterday to attend the wedding of Miss Amelia Ahern to E. F. Dell.
Anaconda Standard 10 January 1907
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Fortune for Queenslanders.
Dr. Terry M. A'Heron, a well-known physician and surgeon of Junction, New Jersey, U.S.A., recently died, leaving a fortune of about £60,000, and his nearest relative is a sister, Mrs. Foster, of Warwick. Dr. A'Heron was one of a family of six, a brother being the late First-class Inspector John Ahern, of the Queensland Police Service. By Inspector Ahern the old Irish name became Anglicised, though the pronunciation is maintained by those who hail from County Cork. Dr. A'Heron was born at Barrymore (Cork), and was 63 years of age at the time of his death. He graduated at King's College, London and also at the Eye and Ear Department of St Mark's College, Dublin; and on going to America in 1866 he took a three years' post graduate course at the New York Eye and Ear Hospital and later graduated from the medical department of Yale. He had lived at Junction, New Jersey, for over thirty years, making occasional visits to Ireland.

A New Jersey paper says "he was a brilliant man, and the medical profession suffers a severe loss by his death." The same paper says "the doctor was one of a family of six children, the only survivor being a sister, who resides in Australia." In connection with the matter, Mr. Henry F. W. Foster, of Toowoomba and his sister, Miss Foster, who resides with her mother at Warwick, will sail for the United States on the 23rd instant by the Miowera. Mr. Foster is in the Lands Department at Toowoomba and is well known in musical circles there, being accompanist to the Liedertafel.

The Brisbane Courier 10 January 1907
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Twenty-fourth Annual Gathering
The annual sports meeting under the auspices of the Wanganui Caledonian Society was held to-day on Cook's Gardens, and as was only to be expected, proved very successful. The weather was delightfully fine, and the attendance was very satisfactory. The following were the results up to the hour of going to press — Boys' Race (under 12) — Roy Ahern 1, Phillip Mayne 2. A big field started. Won by a yard.
The Wanganui Herald 22 January 1907
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Mr. Francis Ahern, youngest son of the late Walter Ahern, Ailesbury road, Dublin, has been admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature in Ireland. Mr. Ahern served his apprenticeship with Mr. Henry F. Chidley, 190 Great Brunswick street, Dublin, and intends practicing in Dublin.
The Irish Times 5 February 1907
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Departures from Fishguard—Hon, Miss Fowler, Hon. F. Butler, Captain F. Stockman Davis, Major Johnstone, Sergeant-Major Ford, R.A.M.C. ; Mrs. Ford, R. Richards, Christy Broadon, Michael Cahill, P. Murphy, W. J. Cordner, H. C. Slocock, Waterford; Christopher Tobin; Daniel Shelley, Mrs. Oswick, Miss May Ahearn, P. J. Kelly, Miss O'Brien, Mrs. Christie, M. P. P. O'Flinn, J. M. Lissack, J. Harper, P. D. Ludwick, J. Musson, Samuel Isaacs, Mrs. Snow.
The Irish Times 9 February 1907
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Local and Personal Brevities
Miss Mabel Ahern has resigned her position at Montgomery's candy store.
Sycamore True Republican 13 February 1907
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Convict In for Manslaughter Fatally Stabs Another Convicted of Murder.
   PLATTSBURG, N. Y., Feb. 20.—Francesco Raffo a convict in Clinton Prison at Dannemora, died there last evening as a result of being stabbed in the neck by Michael Yoscow, another convict. Raffo, who was convicted on February 18, 1904 in Westchester county and sentenced to death, secured a new trial and was finally convicted of manslaughter in the first degree and sentenced to Sing Sing for twenty years.
   Yoscow was convicted in New York in May, 1904 of murder in the second degree and sentenced to Sing Sing for life. Later they were both transferred to Dannemora, where they have since been under treatment in the prison hospital for tuberculosis. Day before yesterday they both went into the toilet room of the ward, when Yoscow suddenly drew a knife he had concealed either in his clothing or in his bed and assaulted Raffo. So far as known up to the time of the assault there had been no bad blood between the two men. Yoscow refused to talk except to say, referring to Raffo: "He knows why I killed him."
   Warden Frank D. Cole of the prison said in giving out the facts to the newspaper men that it was simply a case of two "bad men," each one of whom had already killed his man, getting into a scrap with fatal results.
The Sun 21 February 1907
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Irish News
TIPPERARY—A Sad Fatality
A very sad fatality occurred at Cahir recently by which two sisters named Raleigh, home for a holiday with their sister, Mrs. Ahern, lost their lives. It appears that a new house was being built beside Mrs. Ahern's, in Church street, and the gable end, which towered above Mrs. Ahern's, suddenly collapsed during the night and toppled down on Mrs. Ahern's house. The roof was smashed in, and the debris, falling on the bed in which the Misses Raleigh lay sleeping, drove it through the floor of the bedroom into the kitchen below. The unfortunate young, women were killed instantly. Miss Alice Raleigh had been employed in Dublin, and Miss Kate Raleigh in Limerick. The servant had a narrow escape, one of the falling stones striking her as she lay in an adjoining room. Mrs. Ahern slept at the other side of the house, and was uninjured.
New Zealand Tablet 21 February 1907
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Queens County Probate
The following wills have been filed with Surrogate Daniel Noble, of Queens County for probate:

By will of Edward Kelly, late of Flushing, an estate valued at $6,300 personal property is disposed of as follows: It is directed that his son, William C. Kelly, receive the house and lot at 71 Robinson avenue, Flushing, his daughter, Elizabeth Ahearn, receive $2,000; Bernard J. Kelly, a son $1,000; Ellen Emmett, a granddaughter, $300; Agnes and Flossy Emmett, daughters of granddaughter, Ellen Emmett, $100 each; to granddaughter, Agnes Fleming, $300; to grandson Joseph Fleming $200; to grandchildren, Edward and Gertrude Ahearn, $100 each to grandchildren Edward, William Jr, Mary and Isabella Kelly, $100 each. All the rest and residue of the estate is to be equally divided between his daughter, Elizabeth Ahearn, and his son, Bernard J. Kelly.

Brooklyn Daily Star 25 February 1907
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AHERN—PEARDON, William Ahern, aged 30, a native of Scotland, and Henrietta E. Peardon, aged 39, a native of England, both residents of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times 7 March 1907
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Hotel Guest Asphyxiated
Lewiston, Me., March 20.—The body of Harvey Ahearn of Chapman, N. B., aged 39, was found in his room at a local hotel. The room was filled with gas and it is thought that Ahearn, when he retired, blew out the light.
Concord Enterprise 20 March 1907
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Returns Home.
Mrs. L. Wiselogel, of Marianna, left yesterday for home after spending a few days in Pensacola with Mrs. C. K. Pend, on East Intendencia street. She was accompanied home by her aunt, Mrs. Mary O'Hearn, of Michigan, who arrived in Pensacola several days ago.
The Pensacola Journal 2 April 1907
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Mrs. Ellen Francis Foster of Warwick, relict of the late Mr. Henry Lamb Foster, died last Wednesday in the Mater Misericordiae Private Hospital, Brisbane. The deceased had been ailing for about two years from weakness of the heart and about a fortnight before her death complications set in. The remains were removed to Warwick by the mail train on Thursday, and were thence conveyed to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, which had been draped for the occasion.

The body was placed on a catafalque while prayers were read. Mr. J. Foster, a son of deceased, who is a member of the choir sang "Nearer my God to Thee" as the procession entered the church and as it left the building the Dead March was played on the organ. During the progress of the funeral the bells of St. Mark's Church of England. St. Mary's Church, and St. Mary's Convent tolled a funeral dirge. A large and representative gathering followed the hearse to the cemetery where the last rites were performed by the Rev. Father Potter. The coffin was covered with beautiful wreaths sent by sympathisers. The deceased, who was born in Donickmore, Middleton, County Cork, Ireland in 1849, came to Queensland with her three brothers (Inspector Ahern and Messrs. William and Denis Ahern).

She arrived in Warwick with her late husband about twenty-six years ago and has resided there ever since. Mr. H. Foster, Miss Foster and Mr. C. A. Ball are at present in America in connection with a legacy left to Mrs. and Miss Foster by Dr. Terence a'Heron, Deceased's brother. Mrs. Foster's other two sons (Messrs. J. and W. Foster) were present with their mother at the time of her death. Telegrams of sympathy were received by the Messrs. Foster from all parts of Queensland.

The Brisbane Courier 30 April 1907
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Patrolman William J. Ahern of Division 3 Severely Injured.
Patrolman William J. Ahern of division 3 was severely injured by being caught between two cars on Charles st yesterday afternoon. The officer, who was doing crossing work at the comer of Charles and Cambridge sts, stepped aside to allow an east-bound Forest Hills car to pass, and as he did so a Cambridge car turned the corner. The officer, to avoid being struck by the Forest Hills car, made an effort to catch the rear platform of the Cambridge car, but as he did so he slipped and was wedged between the two cars. Both cars were brought to a quick stop by the motormen, but the officer was severely injured in the meantime. He was removed to the Massachusetts general hospital, suffering from a fracture of the left hip and leg, a broken rib and a number of bruises.
The Boston Globe 8 May 1907
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Notice is hereby given that the partnership lately existing between W. H. Dunnigan and Maurice Ahern under the name of the Turf Cafe company, was dissolved on the 6th day of May, 1907, by mutual consent. All debts owing in said partnership are to be received by W. H. Dunnigan and all demands on the said partnership are to be presented to him for payment.
W. H. Dunnigan, Maurice Ahern.   
Anaconda Standard 9 May 1907
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Anaconda and Parrot companies plead that they have been as careful
as is possible to provide safe places for their miners.
In the $500 damage suit brought against the Parrot company by Patrick Leehan, administrator of the estate of William Ahern, an answer was filed in the district court yesterday by the defendant company. Ahern was killed Dec. 23 while descending the Parrot shaft, a piece of rock from an ore chute falling down the shaft and striking him. The Parrot company admits the facts of the accident, but pleads that it is not responsible, as Ahern was fully aware of the dangerous nature of his employment. It is alleged in answer that the rock fell from the chute and went between the tunnel and the cage and that its fall was due to the neglect and carelessness of one of Ahern's fellow servants in not keeping the door to the chute securely closed. The company says it has always taken all reasonable precautions to provide safe places for its miners.
Anaconda Standard 11 May 1907
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The Manhattan Supreme Court to-day declared in contempt for not answering questions put to them in the inquiry into Borough President Ahearn's administration. Ahearn, Superintendent of Public Works Walker, Superintendent of Buildings Scannell and Chief Engineer Olney. They are given five days in which to purge themselves of contempt.
Brooklyn Standard Union 14 May 1907
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Fitzpatrick Kicked While Unconscious
Reserveman Set Upon by Gang of Hoodlums in Charlestown.
Jaw Broken, Cut, Bruised—Five Arrests Made.
Reserve officer Anthony Fitzpatrick of station 15, Charlestown, was the victim of a brutal assault early yesterday afternoon at the corner of Mill st. and Rutherford av., Charlestown. He was set upon by a crowd and knocked down, and while lying unconscious on the street was kicked in the head and body, his jaw was broken, several teeth were knocked out, and he suffered many cuts and bruises.

The trouble started in Malone's liquor store at the corner of Mill st. and Rutherford av., where six young men were refused drinks. They started an argument with the bartender and finally, it is alleged, sat on the floor of the store, pulled out a pack of cards and started playing. They were ordered out by Malone, but refused to comply with his request, whereupon the bartender called reserve officer Fitzpatrick into the store. Fitzpatrick commanded the men to go out. They walked slowly to the street and the officer started to walk across the street. While his back was turned one of the party of six jumped upon him and another struck him with brass knuckles. He fell to the ground, and it is claimed another in the crowd struck him with a piece of lead pipe, rendering him unconscious. The prostrate man then received a further brutal beating and kicking.

Five Arrests Made
Patrolman Patten, who, with Fitzpatrick, had been on strike duty at the freight houses along Rutherford av., learned of the assault and telephoned to station 15. A squad of officers was sent to the scene of the trouble, where they were met by Sergt. Riordan. Fitzpatrick was put into the ambulance and removed to the City hospital relief station.

A description of Fitzpatrick's assailants was given by witnesses and a search was started for them. At the junction of Bunker Hill and Medford sts. Two men were arrested and another found in a barber shop in that locality, was taken. When booked by Capt. Wyman they said they were John W. Leighton, 21, of 20 Bulfinch st., West End; John J. O'Brien, 23, of 14 Kingston st., and James Conway, 21, of 554 Medford st., both of Charlestown.

A second trip was made in the patrol wagon to the vicinity of the trouble, when patrolman Feeley pursued a young man named Ahern into his home, 394 Main st. While continuing the search Feeley was told that a man had run into the house at 396 Main st. from the house adjoining. He entered the premises and found Ahern hiding behind a sideboard in a corner of the dining room. Seizing Ahern by the coat collar he led him down the stairs, and while on their way down the stairway Ahern, it is alleged, threw the patrolman over his head, but the attempt was unsuccessful, as Feeley held tightly to the coat collar and caught the balustrade with his free hand.

Third Trip of Patrol Wagon
At the station the prisoner gave his name as Jeremiah Ahern, 21 years, of Charlestown. A third trip was made in the patrol wagon by patrolmen Feeley and Cuneo and Sergt. Rooney, and in the vicinity of Sullivan sq. a fifth man was arrested, who gave the name of Jeremiah P. Kelly, aged 21, of 58 Walnut st., Charlestown. When asked if he was concerned in the assault on officer Fitzpatrick he replied that he would tell later.

Fitzpatrick returned to station 15 immediately after his wounds were dressed and identified three of the men under arrest at that time as those whom he put out of the barroom. Mr. Malone and a teamster who witnessed the assault also identified some of the men under arrest. The police said that all but Ahern were identified as having been implicated in the assault on the officer. Fitzpatrick went to his home, 88 West 8th st., South Boston, after indentifying the men. Late last night he was suffering much pain from the brutal beating he received.

The Boston Globe 16 May 1907
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Game Warden Lewis Lynde caught James O'Hearn of West Brattleboro with trout less than six inches in length in his possession Saturday. O'Hearn was fishing on the brook near Mr. Lynde's house. Mr. Lynde took one of the fish as evidence. Officers were sent for O'Hearn Monday, but he could not be found. He appeared in the municipal court of his own accord Tuesday, pleaded guilty and was fined $3 and costs, amounting to $12 which he paid.
Vermont Phoenix 24 May 1907
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At the Charlestown district court yesterday, John J. O'Brien, James Kelly, James Conway, John W. Leighton and Jeremiah Ahern were each sentenced to serve a year in the house of correction for assault and battery on reserve officer Anthony Fitzpatrick, on May 15, at the junction of Mill st. and Rutherford av., Charlestown. They appealed and were held in $1000 each for their appearance at the June term of the superior court. At the time of the assault the reserve officer received a broken jaw, had his eye injured, his teeth knocked out and severe cuts on the head from his assailants. In pronouncing the sentence, Judge Preble said he wished he could impose a more severe sentence. They were also charged with disturbance of the peace, but were found not guilty and discharged on that count.
The Boston Globe 26 May 1907
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Four Men Who Assaulted Patrolman Fitzpatrick in Charlestown Sentenced to One Year Each. The men who assaulted patrolman Anthony Fitzpatrick of division 15, Charlestown, on May 15, were sentenced by Judge Lawton in the superior criminal court yesterday to the house of correction. Each was given a year, having withdrawn an appeal from a sentence for that term imposed in the district court.

The defendants were John W. Leighton, John J. O'Brien, James Conway and Jeremiah Ahearn. The officer suffered serious injuries and has been incapacitated from work since then. He was kicked and beaten about the body and head.

The Boston Globe 4 June 1907
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Criminal Grind is on in County Court;
Some Plead Guilty
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Jno. Ahern, charged with selling to inebriate. Stricken.
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Urbana Daily Courier 4 June 1907
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Four hundred and twenty dollars have been collected by Mrs. Glencoe Hulme and Mrs. George Barnes for Peter Ahern, the sick man who last week lost his purse and $277. The sum just raised has been turned over to Mr. Ahern, and thus his seemingly bad luck has turned to good luck, and he is far richer than before. Mr. Ahern will leave soon for the outside. He goes in hopes of receiving [sic] his health. All persons interested can see list of subscribers at the residence of the ladies. Mr. Ahern has asked that the following card of thanks be printed in the News on his behalf:
Card of Thanks
To all who have contributed towards the purse made up in lieu of the one which I lost I am most grateful. I wish in particular to thank Mrs. Hulme and Mrs. Barnes. Their kindness and their untiring efforts certainly deserve the highest of praise, and I shall never forget their noble work. I also desire to thank the press for its assistance, and again to thank all who have aided me.
Dawson Daily News 8 June 1907
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Maurice Ahearn and Miss Anna Labore Married
and Depart for Honeymoon
CORTLAND, June 12.—A quiet wedding took place at St. Mary's Church this morning, when Maurice Ahearn and Miss Anna Labore were united in marriage by Rev. J. J. McLoughlin. Miss May Kane of Elmira was bridesmaid and Charles Ahearn, a brother of the groom, was best man. A wedding breakfast was served at the bride's home after the ceremony. The happy pair left for Syracuse on a short honeymoon, and on their return will be at home at No. 34 Owego street in this city.
The Syracuse Post-Standard 13 June 1907
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At Campbelltown, while George Ahearn was working on the cataract dam, he was struck by a block of concrete and killed.
The Adelaide Advertiser 21 June 1907
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Nuptials Last Night of Two Well Known and Popular Couples
   The marriages of four well known and popular young people of Helena took place last night, at the home of the respective brides. Both the weddings were quiet affairs. The many friends of the contracting parties sent handsome gifts of cut glass, sterling silver, copper articles and many other useful and ornamental gifts. The future homes of both couples will be in Helena.
   At the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Ahern, 818 Eighth avenue, their eldest daughter, Miss Marguerite Ahern, was united in marriage to Mr. A. W. Verharen last night at 8 o'clock by the Very Rev. Father Victor Day. The matron of honor was Mrs. E. L. Bell, of Billings. Only the intimate friends and relatives of the contracting parties were present. A wedding supper followed and at midnight Mr. and Mrs. Verharen left for the east, to be gone about two weeks.
Helena Independent 21 June 1907
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In the corporation court, Judge Louis C. Barley presiding, yesterday the will of the late Miss Mary A. Ahern was admitted to probate, and her sister Miss Catherine C. Ahern qualified as executrix. The entire estate valued at $8,000 goes to the sister, Miss Catherine Ahern.
The Washington Times 28 June 1907
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Charged with disorderly conduct by Patrolman McCarthy, of the Coney Island station, Patrick Ahern, 28 years old, was fined $10 in the Coney Island Court by Magistrate Vorhees. According to the officer, Ahern was on an "L" train of the B.R.T. and was using vile and profane language. When he warned the defendant to desist McCarthy alleges that Ahearn [sic] threw a lighted cigarette butt at him. Ahearn pleaded not guilty. Eight prisoners were before the magistrate on charges of disorderly conduct preferred by the special officers of the B.R.T. for window jumping. Two of the eight were Brooklynites, who gave their names and addresses as Peter Pentenole, of 335 Malbone street, Salvatore Datzi, of 167 Central avenue. They pleaded not guilty and were fined $5 each.
Brooklyn Standard Union 2 July 1907
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Bolt Strikes Cupola of Home of Mrs. Mary Ahern.
   The predictions of the weather man that warm, pleasant weather would prevail for the next several days were completely shattered when a thunder storm swept over the city about 11 o'clock last night. For fifteen minutes or more the lightning performed a series of freakish antics, which had a tendency to terrorize the public generally.
   Lightning struck the cupola on the home of Mrs. Mary Ahern, 832 D street southeast, last night during the storm. Flames burst from the structure, and No. 7 Engine Company responded. The blaze, however, was soon extinguished. Damage was occasioned to the amount of $50.
The Washington Post 2 July 1907
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Misses Mary and Anna Ahern of Brockton are the guests of their uncle, John Ahern, Ringold st, during Fourth of July week.
Concord Enterprise 3 July 1907
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Mrs. Con Ahern, Ill.
Mrs. Con Ahern was brought to this city by Dr. Sullivan Saturday night suffering from appendicitis and was operated on yesterday. She is now improving and the chances of recovery are good. Dr. Sullivan has returned to the Comstock.
Reno Evening Gazette 8 July 1907
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Misses Mary and Anna Ahern have returned to their home in Brockton after passing Fourth of July week as guests of John Ahern and family, Ringold st.
Concord Enterprise 10 July 1907
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General Walkout Imminent
Joseph Ahern, president of the local union, today received a long cipher message from Wesley Russell, national secretary-treasurer, who is in Chicago, and the officials here say that they are in close touch with the 'Frisco situation. It is said that the strike here would probably be simultaneous with walkouts in Chicago and other cities. With the men out also in San Francisco, this would tie up commercial telegraphy in the United States.
The Piqua Leader-Dispatch 13 July 1907
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One Escapes Gallows.
Lincoln, Neb.—The death sentence of Jay O'Hearn has been reduced to life imprisonment; the death sentence of Harrison Clarke, charged with the murder of Joseph Fleury, has been affirmed by the supreme court and his execution is set for Friday, August 30. The cases are all from Douglas county.
Glenwood Opinion 18 July 1907
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New York, July 17.$#151;Officials of the Western Union Telegraph Company are apparently preparing for a strike of telegraphers placing beds in the offices of the main building at 195 Broadway. Fifty wooden cots and 100 mattresses have been carried into the building and fifty more cots are to be received there today. Robert C. Clowry, president of the Western Union declined to talk of the move. Joseph F. Ahearn, president of the operators' local union, when informed of the fact said he would appeal to the health board. "The placing of the cots in the Western Union Building," he said "is a violation of the hotel and lodging house laws. Through our counsel, I will enter a complaint to the health commissioner at once. The health authorities would not permit it in Chicago and they cannot permit it in New York." This move, the operators are inclined to believe indicated that the telegraph company would refuse to arbitrate the demands of the men.
The Pensacola Journal 18 July 1907
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Supreme Court Decides that Omaha Murderer Need Not Suffer Death.
Lincoln, July 13.—The supreme court handed down a decision in the case against Jay O'Hearn, sentenced to death from Douglas county for the murder of Nels Lautsen, a saloon keeper of Omaha, who was held up in his place corner Twenty-second and Cuming streets. The case is not sent back to Douglas county for new trial, but the sentence is reduced to life imprisonment. The supreme court affirmed the death sentence passed by a lower court on Harrison Clarke, convicted of the murder of Edward Fleury, an Omaha street car conductor, and set the date for the execution Friday, Aug. 20.
Atlantic Semi Weekly Telegraph 19 July 1907
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Con Ahern, a well known politician of Virginia City, arrived in Reno yesterday from San Francisco. Mr. Ahern went to the coast for his health soon after the death of his wife in this city.
Nevada State Journal 8 August 1907
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Electricians at Norfolk
Norfolk, Va., Aug. 7.—The twelfth annual convention of the International Association of Municipal Electricians convened here to-day with seventy-five cities represented. The body was called to order by President T. C. O'Hearn, of Cambridge, Mass. The response to the mayor's welcome was by J. B. Yeakle, of Baltimore. The convention will be in session through Friday. Detroit, Buffalo, Atlantic City, Niagara Falls, and Dallas, Tex., are after the next convention.
The Washington Post 8 August 1907
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Kansas City—Daniel Ahearn, inspector of police, was this afternoon named temporary chief of police, to succeed John Hayes, whom the board refused to re-commission.
Nevada State Journal 1 August 1907
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Detective Head Succeeds Hayes, Whose Appointment Was Thwarted By Governor Folk.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 31.—Daniel Ahearn, inspector of detectives, has been made temporary chief of police to succeed John Hayes. Hayes' term had expired so action to remove him was unnecessary. Charges of the gravest nature have been made, against the police department, and Governor Folk to prevent the reappointment of Hayes, summarily removed one of the police commissioners.
San Francisco Call 1 August 1907
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Will Strike at New York Monday
New York, Aug. 9,—President John Ahearn of Telegraphers' union received a petition signed by a number of members in good standing required by the by-laws of the organization, demanding that a special meeting of the local be held at Manhattan Lyceum, 66 Sixty-fourth street at 1 p.m. Sunday next, to consider the advisability of calling a strike of the New York operators in both the Western Union and Postal companies. Prior to the forwarding of the petition there was a chapel meeting of the union in the rooms of the organization, followed by a meeting of the executive committee of the union. After the telegraphers had dispersed it was rumored that the calling of a strike on Monday next has been practically agreed upon.
Winnipeg Free Press 10 August 1907
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Daniel Ahearn, who last week was named as acting chief of police of Kansas City, to succeed John Hayes, as a result of charges growing out of the recent police investigation, has been named permanent chief.
LeMars Sentinel 13 August 1907
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The Bijou vaudeville theater opened its season Monday with two large houses. The house was comfortable being kept cool with twelve fans. One more will be installed today. The act of Ahern and Baxter, acrobats, was substituted for that of the McBreen Bros., the latter being unable to get here for the first performance. The act is good.
Decatur Daily Review 3 September 1907
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In the Superior Court—the County of Alameda,
State of California
In the matter of the estate of Mary T. Kennedy, formerly Mary T. Ahern, deceased. Notice is hereby given that a petition for the probate of the will of Mary T. Kennedy, formerly Mary T. Ahern, deceased, and for the issuance to John J. Kennedy of letters testamentary thereon has been filed in this Court, and that Monday, the 16th day of September, A. D 1907, at 10 o'clock a m of said day, at the courtroom of Department of No 4 of said Court, at the Court House in the City of Oakland, in said County of Alameda, has been set for the hearing of said petition and proving said will, when and where any person interested may appear and contest the same.

Dated September 5, 1907
By A. A. ROGERS, Deputy Clerk
J. A KENNEDY, Attorney for Petitioner.
555 Broadway

Oakland Tribune 5 September 1907
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Telegraph Strike
New York, Sept. 5.—Officers of the telegraphers' union said that the reports from the west and south that the strikers in many cities are becoming disheartened and returning to work are untrue and are being sent out by agents of the telegraph companies to break the ranks of the strikers. President John F. Ahern of the New York Commercial Telegraphers' union advertised in the local papers for employment for 2,000 striking telegraph operators at typewriting, bookkeeping, clerical work or anything else except for the telegraph companies.
The Van Wert Daily Bulletin 5 September 1907
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Bad Wreck On Iowa Central But No One Is Hurt
A damaging yet fortunate wreck occurred on the East Division of the Iowa Central Friday evening about 11:20 p.m., when extra freight No. 80 east bound with Engineer John O'Hearn of this city at the throttle and Conductor Waddell of this city in charge, left the track about one and three-quarters miles east of Winfield. The train was running at a fair rate of speed when a broken flange caused one of the freight cars to leave the tracks, seven others following it instantly. The engine men and trainmen escaped without a scratch, but the damage to the railroad cars was heavy. The loss will amount to several thousands of dollars, the rolling stock being almost totally destroyed. The wreck badly delayed traffic. Passenger No. 3, due in this city at 2:55 p.m., did not reach here until six o'clock Saturday evening. Passenger No, 16, which left this city at 5:00, turned around and came back at [sic] No. 3.
Oskaloosa Daily Herald 23 September 1907
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Youngster Who Stole $5,000 Forgiven.
Chicago Dispatch, 19th.   
   William F. Havens, an 18 year-old messenger, who ran away to North Dakota with $5,000 belonging to a Chicago packing company, to make a home for his 17-year-old sweetheart, was declared in Judge Barnes' court today to be honest, despite his act, and will not be prosecuted. Instead he will be given his old position with the packing company. Havens disappeared last May, two weeks after entering the firm's employ, with checks and cash entrusted to him to deposit in a bank. Shortly afterwards Lillian Ahearn, to whom Havens had been paying attention, was traced to Flescher, N. D., where the boy had bought a farm, horses, cattle, chickens and lumber for a home. Before being brought back to Chicago Havens assisted the packers' representatives to sell what he had bought. The latter were impressed with his cleverness in forcing a bargain, by which the firm secured the return of practically the entire amount stolen, and asked that the charge against Havens be dismissed. The girl was sent to a convent.
Stonesville (NC) Landmark 24 September 1907
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AHEARN.—Sept. 2, 1907, at her residence, Elphin Cottage, Ross Street, West Petersham, the wife of Eugene Ahearn, of a daughter (Mary Winnifred).
The Sydney Morning Herald 28 September 1907
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AHEARN—MORRIS—September 12, 1906, [sic] at St Mary's Cathedral, by the Right Rev. Monsignor O'Haran, Eugene, son of Owen Ahearn, County Cork, Ireland, to Margaret (Maggie), third daughter of Thomas Morris, Elphin, County Roscommon, Ireland.
The Sydney Morning Herald 28 September 1907
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"She has proved her marriage to my son. There is nothing more for me to say."
Divorcee Wins David Ahern From Home Ties
Marriage in Baltimore Announced by Man's Family.
Report First Denied by Mother of Bridegroom.
Mrs. Maurice Ahern mother of David Ahern, today admitted the truth of the reported marriage of her son to Mrs. Rose F. Davis, September 7 in Baltimore. "Friday The Times published the marriage of your son and Mrs. Davis. Subsequently he wrote a special delivery letter of denial. Which was correct?" the Mother was asked. "The Times published the truth. There is nothing to deny." said Mrs. Ahern between sobs.
Couldn't Influence Son.
Asked whether the letter of denial was written by Mr. Ahern of his own volition or whether it was dictated, Mrs. Ahern said: "We were unable to influence him for good before the marriage and certainly we couldn't influence him after it. He has her now and I hope he will not regret it." This closes a case that savored of a puzzle or mystery for a day or two. Mrs. Ahern was informed by a Times representative of her sons marriage. She denied the report. Today she said her denial was based on the denial her son made to her.
Mother Convinced
Yesterday the young Mrs. Ahern published her certificate of marriage, and this coupled, with the evident admission of Mr. Ahern at his home, 832 D street southeast, served to convince his grief-stricken mother, whose dramatic actions and words this morning showed clearly how she felt toward the divorcee, who is several years older than Ahern.
The Washington Times 7 October 1907
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John Ahearn and William Roberts are on a two weeks' visit to New York city.
Concord Enterprise 9 October 1907
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Other Dorchester Sales
Patrick O'Hearn has sold to John Treaney et ux the frame house and 2760 square feet of land, 2 Griffen ct. near Clayton st. The total assessment is $2160, of which 10 cents per square foot is on the land. As part payment Mr. O'Hearn takes title to a lot containing 4500 square feet on Greenwich st. near Clayton st. taxed for $700.
The Boston Globe 10 October 1907
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Tom Ahern of Kingsman, Illinois, returned home Monday after a ten days' visit at the McGrath home south of town.
Adams County Free Press 16 October 1907
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William Ahern and Arthur Ingram have taken a Job of W. E. Bingham & Sons, cutting logs on the Williams place, so called.
Vermont Phoenix 18 October 1907
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Suicide of Woman Caused by Grief Over Death of Infant Child
Daniel A. Ahern of 1049 York street yesterday identified the body found floating in the bay Saturday as that of his wife, Mary D. Ahern, who is thought to have jumped off Beale street wharf a week ago, the act being due to despondency brought about by the death of her infant child. John McFaul, a watchman, saw a woman jump off the Beale street wharf Sunday, October 13, and there is but little doubt that the person he saw was Mrs. Ahern.

Mrs. Ahern's baby died about two weeks ago. It was her first born and she became so despondent that her relatives kept a strict watch over her, but despite this she succeeded in evading them. Going to the Beale street wharf she walked up and down there for some time and then suddenly leaped into the bay. McFaul, who was nearby, ran to her rescue, but she did not rise again.

San Francisco Call 21 October 1907
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Dorchester Sales
A. M. Johnson reports the sale for Patrick O'Hearn of a new three-apartment frame house, 284 Westville st. the purchaser being Richard C. H. Voight, who buys for occupancy. The house being new, is not yet assessed. There are about 4000 square feet of land, taxed for 25 cents per square foot.
The Boston Globe 22 October 1907
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One of the largest of the numerous Halloween parties that was held in this city last evening was held at the residence of Mrs. Ellen Readdy, 191 Winthrop st. More than 150 young people from this city, Malden, Woburn, Cambridge and Boston played the regulation games of All Hallows eve in the parlor and dining room, which was quaintly decorated with lighted pumpkins as lanterns, autumn foliage and strings of fruit or all kinds. A supper was served by a caterer. The evening's entertainment was contributed to by the following: William Henry of Woburn, Edmund Gaffey, Daniel McKeon, Walter Davidson of Beachmont, Miss Elizabeth Anderson, Miss Julius [sic] and Miss Mary Lenox, Russell Murray of Boston, John Ryder and Raymond Haverly Tufts '10, William Ahearn of Somerville, Louise Bonner of Woburn, Miss Katherine McCann of Woburn. The hostesses were Misses Anna, Agnes, Teresa and Mary Readdy, assisted by Miss Mary Eleanor Gorman.
The Boston Globe 1 November 1907
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Company's defense is that all usual precautions had been taken
to prevent accidents—Case will get to the jury this morning.
   Fifty thousand dollars was the amount asked by Patrick Leehan as administrator of the estate of William Ahern, in a suit against the Parrot company, which went to trial in Judge Lynch's department of the district court yesterday. Ahern was a station tender employed at the Parrot. On Dec. 23 last he was going down in the cage, and when at the 1,600-foot level a rock fell on him, killing him instantly. Leehan, as administrator, brought suit against the company for the $50,000, alleging in his complaint that proper precautions had not been taken to prevent such accidents. The suit is brought on behalf of the father and mother of Ahern. They live in Ireland. Alexander Mackel and William Meyer are counsel for Leehan. John F. Forbes and D. Gay Stivers appear for the company. The jury selected to try the case consists of J. H. Hunter, William Janes, Peter Stampson, Charles Scharf, Mike Murphy, James Lowney, John J. Gately, David Willard, James Penhall, Henry Richard, Hugh Wright and George P. Seiple.
   Deputy Mine Inspector William Orem was the first witness for the plaintiff. He made an examination at the scene of the accident soon after it happened. There was a space of about five inches between the wall plate and the bonnet at the 1,600 foot level. Witness was asked if he had not testified at the coroner's inquest that the space was seven inches. The record of his testimony to that effect was produced. He said probably he did, and if he did so, it was very likely correct, as his memory of the situation was clearer then. On cross-examination he stated that the Parrot shaft was a good, safe one, as safe as shafts ordinarily are.
Deposition of Parents.
   Patrick Leehan testified as to his authority as administrator of Ahern's estate, and depositions were introduced from Patrick and Mary Ahern, parents of the young man, saying he was 26 years of age and sent them money to their home in Ireland for their support.
   Harry Good, a station tender who worked with Ahern on the 1,600, testified that he and Ahern went down in the cage to that level together. Witness got off, and Ahern was doing the same thing when the rock, weighing about two pounds, came down the shaft between the bonnet of the cage and the wall plate and struck Ahern on the head.
   At the conclusion of the testimony, Attorney Forbis made a motion for non-suit, on the ground that the plaintiff had failed to prove his case; that no negligence had been shown; that it was not in evidence that the shaft was unsafe, and that it had been shown that the accident was an unavoidable mischance for which the company could not be held responsible. The motion was argued at length by Attorneys Forbis and Mackel.
Motion Denied.
   At the conclusion of the arguments, which lasted nearly an hour and a half, Judge Lynch denied the motion for a non-suit. In doing so he said negligence was not to be presumed just because the rock fell in the shaft. It would be for the jury and not for the court to say whether the cage in the Parrot shaft had been constructed properly.
   The opening statement for the defence was very brief. Attorney Forbis said all the officers of the company knew about the accident was that Ahern was standing in the shaft unloading a keg of water when he was struck. Where the rock came from, or how it happened to fall, the company knew no more about that than the other side.
   William Litten, shift boss at the Parrot at the time of the accident, testified that the cage there was all right and about as cages in other shafts. The bonnet of the cake [sic] was wide enough for all purposes; had it been any larger it might have caught on something.
   George Linhart, timberman in the mine, testified that he was waiting for some material and was standing about five feet from Ahern when the latter was struck. Ahern had stepped off the cage, but was standing at the shaft still. A man on the cage would be protected by the bonnet from any falling rock.
   The case probably will be submitted to the jury this afternoon.
Anaconda Standard 9 November 1907
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Severely Injured
A folding bed fell over on Mrs. A'Hern at her home on Tenth street yesterday and severely bruised her forearm and head.
The Bourbon News 12 November 1907
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Friends of Edward O'Hearn of Wallingford are searching for him in Albany, N. Y. He is 65 years old, slightly lame, at times absent minded and was on his way home from Detroit.
Burlington Weekly Free Press 21 November 1907
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Democratic Caucuses.
WOBURN, Nov. 21—In the democratic caucuses tonight, James E. Feeney won the nomination for mayor by a plurality of 102 over his opponent, Ex-Mayor Lawrence Reade. . . . The other nominations were: Aldermen at large, Edward J. Ahern, . . . 
The Boston Globe 22 November 1907
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Bisbee Victim of Thomas Ahern's Deceit Forced to Take Money Balm After the Hearing in Chicago Court.
CHICAGO, Nov. 26. Pleading for a real marriage, to take the place of the mock, one, Miss Esther Powers, of Bisbee, Arizona, obtained only money balm in Judge Maxwell's court. For the sake of her future and that of her child, she wept and pleaded with Thomas Ahern, aged 40, to marry her. "My father will kill you and me too, if you don't marry me," she sobbed. "If it hadn't been for you I would be with my parents now." Though pleading guilty to charges, Ahern refused to marry the woman and the court allowed him to pay $550, as provided by law.
Bisbee Daily Review 27 November 1907
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An Arizona Girl Awarded Damages
Esther Power, former Phoenix girl, has been awarded damages to the amount of $100 against Thomas Ahern in Chicago, together with a court order that Ahern pay her $50 annually for the next nine years. Proving that she was the victim of a mock marriage in Los Angeles twelve months ago, Esther Power was given the decision in the Chicago court by Judge Maxwell. Evidence was introduced to show that Miss Power met Ahern in Bisbee, and that under promise of marriage she eloped with him to Los Angeles, where a mock marriage ceremony was performed. Ahern deserted his victim in Los Angeles shortly after the mock ceremony. She learned that he was in Chicago and had him arrested there. Ahern was given the chance to marry her legally, but refused. In rendering his decision Judge Maxwell stated that the girl had been wronged by Ahern and that he should pay $100 at once, and for the next nine years $50 annually as a balm far her wounded feelings. Esther Power went from Phoenix to Bisbee about two years ago with her sister, Marie Power, both having gained considerable notoriety at Phoenix on account of the part they played in a sensational assault case, which is new pending on an appeal to the supreme court.
Tombstone Epitaph 1 December 1907
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Maj. George P. Ahern, chief of the Forestry Bureau, Manila, P. I. and Mrs. Ahern will arrive in New York on the Lusitania on Saturday. After a week in Manhattan they intend visiting Washington where they will be guests of Mrs. Bates at 2233 Eighteenth street. Maj. and Mrs. Ahern, accompanied by Mrs. Ahern's mother, have travelled through Japan, China, Russia, France, England and Ireland on their trip and will have encircled the globe by the time they reach their Manila home.
The Washington Post 5 December 1907
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The following marriage licenses have been issued.
Frank Derlee?, 23, and Irene Ahern, 22, both of Oakland.
Oakland Tribune 6 December 1907
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Lusitania, Amerika, Cretic and Philadelphia
Delayed by Bad Weather and Fog.
Cunard Flyer Forced to Stop in Mid-Ocean for Repairs —
Waves 40 Feet High.
   The storm-tossed, fog-bound fleet of week-end steamships, some of which had been at anchor down the bay since Saturday, crept into Quarantine through the blanket of mist yesterday. The American Liner Philadelphia, from Southampton, was the exception. She was not delayed by fog, but came pounding past Sandy Hook early in the morning, where the White Star liner Cretic, the Hamburg- American liner Amerika, the turbine flyer Lusitania, and smaller vessels were waiting for the fog to lift.
   All the incoming liners brought stories of gales and heavy head seas, and nearly all had some damage to show for the trying time through which they passed. The Lusitania, holder of records, took 5 days 22 hours and 25 minutes coming from Daunt's Rock to Sandy Hook, but then, as her commander, Capt. J. B,. Watt, pointed out, it was the worst bit of "dusty" weather he had met with in ten years. The passengers also said things about the weather, for there was very little time coming across when they could enjoy the decks and the deserted tables at meal times bore witness to the roughness of the seas.
   Delayed by fog in the Mersey the Lusitania was delayed again waiting for the tide, and she did not arrive at Queenstown until Monday morning. She was not much more than away from Queenstown when she ran into a western gale, and from that tie until 56 degrees of latitude was reached she encountered a series of gales. On Monday she buried her nose in a mountainous sea which broke inboard, swept her decks, and did considerable damage. The bulwark forward of the promenade deck was dented and the steel front of the deckhouse, behind which is the captain's room, was flattened by the impact. A section of the teak rail was broken. The heavy iron crutch for supporting the cargo booms on the foremast was twisted, and three of the four heavy booms became loosened and got adrift. One, in swinging, broke a mast stay.
   The Lusitania hove too for four hours while a gang of seamen and carpenters made repairs.
   When the vessel was off Cape Race she got into the center of a hurricane, and for hours was continuously burying her nose into giant seas, which sent combers higher than her funnels. The wind changed from the southwest to the northwest, and the Lusitania found herself in a whirlpool which tested all of her sea-going qualities.
   The officers say that the scene was magnificent. A half mile away they could see from the bridge a mass of water rise up, the spray glistening and vari-colored in the sunlight, and rush down upon the liner as though to bury her. Some of the waves were at least forty feet high. "The weather was the worst I have experienced in years," said Capt. Watt. "We had every kind of gale. The Lusitania behaved admirably and proved her worth."
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   Major G. P. Ahern of the Ninth Infantry, retired, and now Director of the Bureau of Forestry in the Philippines, was on the Lusitania. Major Ahern declared that the United States has in the Philippines many acres of valuable timber land, and he hopes to interest the hardwood industry in the subject. The wood is valuable for railroad ties and cabinet work. This wood can be cut under Government regulations at a great profit. Major Ahern named different woods of the 1,200 kinds out there and the uses to which they could be put. The Major predicted that in three years the Siberian Railroad will be double tracked.
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New York Times 9 December 1907
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Hughes Removes Ahearn
ALBANY. N. Y., Dec. 9.—Governor Hughes tonight ordered the removal from office of John Ahearn, president of the borough of Manhattan. New York city. The condition of disrepair and neglect which President Ahearn permitted to obtain in the streets of Manhattan borough is the principal ground upon which Governor Hughes bases his action.
Los Angeles Herald 10 December 1907
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Minor Matters.
Pat McNally and Joe Ahern each forfeited a bond of $5; Jim Kurd was dismissed on a charge of being drunk and Robert Adams paid a fine of $5 for the same offense.
Anaconda Standard 11 December 1907
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NEW YORK, Dec. 19.—John F. Ahearn, Democrat, who ten days ago was relieved of the office of president of the borough of Manhattan by Governor Hughes, today was elected by the board of aldermen to succeed himself. He received twenty-four votes, against twelve for Max F. Grifenhagen, Republican. Ahearn's supporters included all the Democratic members of the board in this borough, and in addition he received the votes of three Republicans and four Municipal Ownership league aldermen.

Ahearn's removal by the governor followed an investigation into the affairs of the office, which was made at his own request after charges had been preferred by two officers of the City club. Governor Hughes, In passing on the evidence brought out at the hearing, held that the charges had been sustained, but in his communication directing the removal of Ahearn from office he said that nothing had been disclosed which in any way tended to impeach Ahearn's personal honesty.

In calling the meeting to order Mayor McClellan read his message, in which he ruled that the selection of Ahearn to succeed himself would be out of order as nullification of the governor's removal order. He said, however, that In view of the seriousness of the case he would permit an appeal to be taken from his ruling. It was taken and the ruling was voted down— 2l to 13. Mr. Ahearn then was regularly nominated and elected. Only one ballot was required to settle the issue. John F. Ahearn has been a prominent Tammany district leader for many years.

ALBANY, N. Y., Dec. 19.—Governor Hughes, when he was informed of the action of the board of aldermen in electing John F. Ahearn president of the borough of Manhattan, notwithstanding the governor's action in removing him from office, declined to make any comment or to indicate what, if any, action he would take in the premises.
Los Angeles Herald 20 December 1907
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Ira Keniston, 70, a farmer in South Charlestown, had his right hand torn off Saturday in a threshing machine which he was running on Thomas Ahern's farm. A surgeon amputated the arm at the elbow.
Vermont Phoenix 20 December 1907
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Arthur O'Hearn, Aged 16, of West Newton,
Receives Peculiar Injury Riding Bicycle.
NEWTON, Dec 28—Arthur O'Hearn, aged 16, living at 1362 Washington st, West Newton, met with a peculiar accident this afternoon while riding a bicycle near the Washington-st bridge over the Boston & Albany tracks. Striking a small stone he was thrown heavily. He struck the ground in such a manner that his ear was partly torn from the head. By taking several stitches a local doctor drew the ear back into place. The boy was taken to his home. He will recover.
The Boston Globe 29 December 1907
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John Ahern, an umbrella mender, was arrested by Patrolmen Wilcox and Jackson. John only got out of jail yesterday morning. Recorder Watson gave him his choice of getting out of town immediately or serving six months in jail. Ahern thought it would be better to leave town.
The New Brunswick Times 31 December 1907
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Journey to Coast Shortened by Condition Requiring Quick Attention
William Marks, an employe of Con Ahearn, of Virginia City, was taken from the V. & T. train last night and conveyed to the People's Hospital, where he underwent an operation for appendicitis. He was reported resting easier last night. Marks has a host of friends in all parts of Nevada who are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the operation. He was taken sick Thursday and the original intention last night was to take him to San Francisco but his condition was such that a change of plans was made at Reno. Con Ahearn accompanied Marks' father on the journey.
Nevada State Journal 5 January 1908
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McClellan Recognizes Ahearn
NEW, YORK, Jan. 10.—Mayor McClellan was obliged to recognize John F. Ahearn as president of the borough of Manhattan at a meeting of the board of estimates today in order that bonds might be issued to meet the city's current expenses. Governor Hughes recently removed Ahearn from office for incompetency, whereupon the aldermen re-elected him.
Los Angeles Herald 11 January 1908
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Testimony Favors Gee
The charge of battery against Walter L. Gee, soda dispenser at Roncovieri's candy store on Fillmore street, was dismissed by Police Judge Weller yesterday. Elizabeth Ahern complained that, Gee attempted to assault her in an upstairs room in the store on New Year's eve. Four witnesses, two girls and two men, testified that they heard Gee and Miss Ahern laughing all the time she and Gee were in the room and that she said nothing about an assault. The judge, in dismissing the case, said he thought it peculiar that the girl waited a week before having Gee arrested.
San Francisco Call 11 January 1908
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GRASS VALLEY, Jan. 11.—T. H. Ahearn, the new Chief of the Fire Department, was installed Wednesday night. The new Board of Fire Delegates also assumed office. The latter organized with W. D. Paynter as President; J. J. Reilley, Vice President; George Wilhelm, Secretary, and Raymond Clinch, Treasurer.
San Jose Mercury Herald 12 January 1908
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Banking and Corporation Officers Chosen for Ensuing Year
At Alexandria yesterday the following officers were elected for the ensuing year.

Citizen's National Bank—President Edward L. Dangerfield; vice president, Carrol Pierce; cashier, I. S. Lambert; directors, E. L. Dangerfield, Worth Hulfish, Carrol Pierce, Michael A. Ahern, I. S. Lambert, J. C. Smoot and J. W. Roberts.

The Washington Post 15 January 1908
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Thomas A'Hern and sister, Miss Carrie, of Kingsman, Illinois, came Friday to visit a short time.
One of the largest weddings that ever occurred in our city was held Tuesday, at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's church when Miss Mary McGrath, south of Corning, was married to Thomas A'Hearn, during high mass. The couple were attended by Albert McGrath, brother of the bride, and Carrie A'Hearn, sister of the groom. Immediately after the wedding ceremony the couple and wedding guests repaired to the home of the bride's mother, where an elegant wedding dinner awaited them. The afternoon was spent in a social way, supper was then served and a dance followed, which was enjoyed by the young folks. Miss McGrath is daughter of Mrs. Katie McGrath, and has lived near Corning most of her life and has gained a host of friends by her congenial way. Mr. A'Hearn is a son of Michael A'Hearn, of Ottowa, Illinois, and is a very highly respected gentleman. Mr. and Mrs. A'Hearn will leave for Kingsman, Illinois, the last of the week where the groom has a home in readiness for his bride on his farm half mile from Kinsman [sic]. Best wishes of their friends go with them.
Adams County Free Press 15 January 1908
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Mr. McCormick Tells of Early Migrations to Ireland.
Many Members were present at the regular meeting of the Gaelic Society last night in Carroll Hall, 916 Tenth street northwest. Mr. James McCormick of the United States Geological Survey, made an address on the "Gaelic Origins of Scotland" telling of the early migrations of the Gael from the north of Ireland to Scotland, and of their conquering and colonizing that land after a struggle lasting 700 years. Maj. George P. Ahern, U.S.A., director of forestry in the Philippine Islands, made a short talk on "Suggestions on the soil problems in Ireland." Prof. Harry Wheaton Howard gave selections on the piano and Miss Marguerite O'Toole rendered selections on the harp, which were highly appreciated.
The Washington Herald 16 January 1908
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Judge Boormem this morning granted a transfer of the license of Thomas Ahern to John O'Brien, for the Red Lion Tavern which is on George's Road. Robert Adrain appeared for the applicant.
The New Brunswick Times 17 January 1908
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Twenty-fifth Annual Gathering
The 25th annual gathering of the above society is progressing on Cook's Gardens to-day. The weather, if a trifle warm, was ideal for the putting up of fast times in the running events, while the presence of a larger number of Scots than usual lent great interest to the gathering from a national point of view.
Boys' Race (under 12), 100 yards. — R. Ahern 1, Shale 2, Siddells 3. Won easily by about five yards, a yard between second and third.
The Wanganui Herald 22 January 1908
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Three horses belonging to C. White arrived yesterday from Arcadia and will be trained by Joe Stern. They are Mrs. O'Farrell, chestnut filly, 3, by Maddison-Elsie D; Tommy Ahearn, chestnut colt, 3, by Jean Bereaud-Bethbroeck; Henry Stanton, bay colt, 3, by David Garrick-Shing Ching.
San Francisco Call 26 January 1908
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AHERN—CAHILL.—On the 22nd January, at St. Laurence's R.C. Church, North Adelaide, Joseph, the youngest son of the late R. and W. Ahern, County Tipperary, Ireland, to Mary, the eldest daughter of James Cahill, Erin Park, Mount Pleasant.
The South Australian Advertiser 30 January 1908
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Marriage Licenses Issued.
Jan. 23.—Walter J. Johnson, age 21, and Mary L. O'Hearn, age 21, both of San Francisco.
Sausalito News 1 February 1908
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Chester Bowman and Miss Mary Ahern spent Saturday as guests of Danville friends.
Urbana Daily Courier 4 February 1908
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Gilbride Building Loss at Lowell $70,000
LOWELL, Feb. 5—Fire tonight in the building of the Gilbride dry goods company, corner of Merrimac and Palmer sts, caused a loss of $70,000. . . . 
In addition to persons occupying rooms as lodgers in the Gilbride building, Dr. Daniel A. O'Hearn has an office and Hard and Garland had a large stock of millinery in their rooms on the second floor. The losses sustained by the millinery firm and Dr. O'Hearn are not known, but it is understood they are covered by insurance.
The Boston Globe 6 February 1908
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The application of Mrs. Annie C. Ahearn for a transfer of her wholesale liquor license in Madison township to Gabriel Blondi was presented in court this morning by her counsel, Senator Silzer. A remonstrance has been filed against the transfer. Judge Cowenhoven, who represented the remonstrants was unable to be present. After the applicant's side was heard Judge Boorman announced he would consider the case again Tuesday.
The New Brunswick Times 15 February 1908
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A Universalist Church supper and dance in Grange hall at Guilford Center last week resulted in a free fight when words were exchanged about a girl standing near H. S. Smith and Leon J. Haynes. Smith smote Haynes and broke his jaw. The fight then adjourned to outside the hall where John O'Hearn, a co-worker with Smith on his father's farm, struck Leon's brother, Lorenzo D. Haynes, on the nose and drew blood. Smith and O'Hearn were arraigned in justice court and fined and Leon Haynes has brought suit against Smith to recover $500 damages for his broken jaw.
Burlington Weekly Free Press 20 February 1908
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   Congratulations are forthcoming to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Ahern on the arrival of a daughter at their home on Stoddard street yesterday.
Woburn Daily Times 4 March 1908
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Con Ahern, Mayor of Virginia City and member of the Republican State Central Committee, was in Reno attending the meeting of that body yesterday.
Nevada State Journal 6 March 1908
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SHERA—AHERN.—On 19th February, at the Bishop's residence, Rockhampton, by the Rev. Father Gallagher, Arthur J. N. Shera, oldest son of Mr. J. N. Shera and grandson of the late Robt. Browne, Esq., Burrin Mills, Carlow, Ireland, to Mrs. Ahern, widow of the late John Ahern, Esq., mining engineer and surveyor, Charter Towers, and sister to Dr. John M'Kelvey, Resident Surgeon of Melbourne Hospital.
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 7 March 1908
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PALOONA. Master Stanley Aherne, aged 17, had two narrow escapes of serious injury or death on Saturday. He, with an uncle and his brothers, was out shooting rabbits, and in the scrubby, uneven ground a boot and leg were not noticeable in the eagerness for game, and at between 20 and 30 yards he received 27 pellets in his foot; 37 pellets actually hit the boot. He was quickly taken to Mrs. A. Bramich, who cleaned and bathed the foot, and after further care he was driven to Devonport by Mr. Basil Bramich. As they went along, at Aberdeen a tree crashed over the road, just clearing the horse and vehicle, the driver having pulled up just in time. A detour into a paddock had to be made, and the journey was continued.
The Launceston Examiner 1 April 1908
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A. M. Johnson reports papers passed transferring from Harry W. Stoddard to Patrick O'Hearn two vacant lots on Neponset av, near the corner of King st, having a total area of 10,776 square feet. The taxed value is $3000. Mr. O'Hearn will erect two three-family houses for investment.
The Boston Globe 10 April 1908
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South Boston Sales
A block of six frame houses, owned by Susan L. Parker in South Boston has been purchased by Daniel J. Ahern on private terms. They are 59 to 61 B st., 58 to 60 West 5th st., and 55 to 59 Gold st. There is 8721 square feet of land, taxed for $6300. The total assessed value is $11,300. A block of six frame houses, owned by Susan L. Parker in South Boston has been purchased by Daniel J. Ahern on private terms. They are 59 to 61 B st., 58 to 60 West 5th st., and 55 to 59 Gold st. There is 8721 square feet of land, taxed for $6300. The total assessed value is $11,300.
The Boston Globe 11 April 1908
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Capt. Edward P. O'Hern, Ordnance Department has been detailed as professor of ordnance and the science of gunnery at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N. Y.
The Washington Times 12 April 1908
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WILL the Person who took Bagatelle Balls from Reepham Hotel, Islington, return same, save further trouble?—D Ahearn.
The Adelaide Advertiser 14 April 1908
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Charged With Passing Counterfeit
Celestino Forti, 40 years old, was rounded up by U. S. Secret Service agent Patrick Ahern late yesterday afternoon on the charge of passing a counterfeit half dollar on William F. Sullivan at 43½ North Market st, on March 26 last. Before U. S. Commissioner Hayes he furnished $500 bail for a hearing on Friday.
The Boston Globe 15 April 1908
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John E. O'Hern of Omaha, Neb., is a guest at the Hotel Hayward.
Los Angeles Herald 18 April 1908
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Con Ahern, with his usual glad hand and expansive smile was among those conspicuously present. For a time it was feared that Con would be among the missing, and grief turned to joy when his stalwart form was seen coming down the street.
Reno Evening Gazette 21 April 1908
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Dorchester Sales Closed
Patrick O'Hearn has closed the sale of two more parcels in the Dorchester district, being 26 to 32 Arcadia st, corner of Arcadia pl and Arcadia pk. The grantor is Emily A. Parkinson, the terms being private. The property is assessed for $9800, of which $2300 is on the 6500 square feet of land. There are two frame apartment houses.
Roxbury Apartments
H. N. Brackett reports the sale of the brick block 107, 109 and 111 Bower st, near the corner of Humboldt av, Roxbury, Daniel J. A'Hern being the purchaser and W. S. Littlefield et al the grantors. There are three houses containing nine suites and standing on 2845 square feet of land, the whole assessed for $14,700. Of the total $1200 is on the land.
The Boston Globe 28 April 1908
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Dorchester Transactions
A. M. Johnson reports the sale for John E. Robbins and wife to Patrick O'Hearn of the property, 26 to 32 Arcadia st. corner of Arcadia pl. and Arcadia ct. Dorchester. The entire rating is $9800, there being two frame houses and 6560 square feet of land, the latter assessed tor $2200. Mr. O'Hearn is now building a block of brick stores at 555 to 561 Talbot av. and already has negotiations on for the sale of them. He reports a demand for apartment houses, as also does Mr. Johnson, the latter having a number of sales in this class of property pending.
The Boston Globe 8 May 1908
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Engineer Ward and Extra Fireman Hanahan Succumb to Their Injuries
Breaking of Bolt Responsible for Five Fatalities Near Pinole
OAKLAND, May 21.—Raymond K. Ward, engineer of the ill fated Oregon express, which was derailed near Pinole last evening, died of his injuries at the Oakland central hospital this morning. At 7 o'clock this evening extra Fireman J. F. Hanahan also succumbed, and the list of fatalities from the wreck now numbers five. The other dead are Fireman Leo W. Cody, 1765 Chase street. Oakland; Express Messenger J. M. Cummings of Howard, Kansas, and-an unidentified tramp who is supposed to have been riding on the blind baggage. Express Messengers W. W. Rodehader and J. J. Birmingham, and a boy named Smith, son of the station agent at Dunsmuir, were injured, but it is believed that they will recover. Young Smith was taken to his home at Dunsmuir after the accident, while Rodehader and Birmingham were taken to the Oakland central hospital.
Fireman Cody, Express Messenger Cummings and the tramp were dead when they were removed from beneath the wreckage. Engineer Ward was still alive when the rescuers reached him and he was hurried to the Oakland central hospital with Hanahan on a wrecking train, but he was so severely scalded that the physicians extended no hope for his recovery, and he expired at 7:30 o'clock this morning. Hanahan lingered throughout the day. Fortunately the passenger coaches remained upright when the train left the tracks and the passengers were uninjured, aside, from a severe shaking up. The train was traveling about 35 miles an hour when the engine Jumped and went thumping along over the ties. The three coaches behind the engine, a mail car and two baggage coaches, were telescoped. Engineer Ward was a brother in law of Thomas Ahearn. superintendent of the Shasta division of the Southern Pacific, and his aged mother makes her home with the Ahearns in Dunsmuir. The family formerly lived in San Jose and it is probable that his body will be shipped there for interment. He was about 33 years of age and lived at 921 Adeline street, Oakland.
San Francisco Call 22 May 1908
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Airship Bursts 300 Feet in Air, Mangling Crew in Its Fall
Thousands Flee in Wild Panic as Machine Comes Hurtling Down
With a score of men clinging in mad desperation to the rigging and in the presence of thousands of spectators the monster airship launched at Berkeley yesterday by the Morrell airship company was dashed to the earth after rising to a height of 300 feet and the entire intrepid band pinned to the ground by the mass of iron and canvas. A crew of 16 men, three photographers and an aeronaut attempted the flight, and of those, nine men, including the inventor, were picked up unconscious, their limbs broken. In many instances they were covered with blood from head to foot, and, with one or two exceptions, not a man came out unscathed. Two of the injured are not expected to live. . . . 
Men Injured by Airship's Fall
 . . . J. F. AHEARN, injuries to back. . . . 
Engineer Excited, but Keeps His Head and Escapes With Few Scratches
By John Ahern
Assistant Engineer
"I was stationed at the stern and it seemed to me as if the bow was going down. When l looked down, however, I saw the stern was going up. As far as I could judge there was too much weight at the bow, but I cannot speak with any definite knowledge on that point. I heard the bag rip and then we began to shoot down, going faster as the gas poured out. "I was very excited, but I managed to keep my head and saw that if I wanted to save my life it would be necessary for me to leave my engine. I caught hold of the rigging above me and climbed out and kept on climbing. When the airship struck I was thrown several feet, but got off with a few scratches and bruises."
San Francisco Call 24 May 1908
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Returns to Galena and Pays All His Debts
   Galena, May 26.—A story of business honor and integrity, which might well become an example for the young and the old as well, has come to light in this city within the past few days. This story when related is one of more than ordinary interest ; the lesson that it teaches should be remembered by every young man who is placed under similar circumstances.
   Fourteen or fifteen years ago, there was a young man living in Galena by the name of Edward J. Ahearn. His father, David Ahearn, was in the drayage business up to the time of his death, and the son became his successor with varying fortune. In time, for one reason and another, the business became less profitable, and young Ahearn, who was then about twenty-two years of age, became more and more deeply involved in debt. After it had become only too apparent that he would never be able to work himself out of debt by remaining in Galena, he left for the west and in the course of the years between the time this story begins and the present, he was able to amass considerable wealth.
   It is at this point that Mr. Ahearn's story differs from that of many other young men, and older, too, who have left their home town deeply in debt, for while they in all probability would have forgotten their financial obligations or would have taken advantage of their being outlawed, this man came back to this city and during the past few days has been engaged in hunting up those to whom he was in debt, and paying them not only the amount owed, but the interest on the money up to the present time. In one instance, it is understood, that his account could not be found at first but he insisted that he was in debt to the party, and after a long search the bill was discovered and paid with interest.
   Men of the character of Mr. Ahearn unfortunately are rare in this day and age. He deserves the respect of all, not only for his integrity in paying all his financial obligations, but for the example which he will be to the young men of the present whose lives will be influenced by knowing what he has done.
The Galena Daily Journal 27 May 1908
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Speedy Trick Takes Fourth Race from Bye Bye II
and College Widow on Fast Track
SAN FRANCISCO, June 2.—The feature event at Emeryville today was won by Tommy Ahearn, Bye Bye II took second place and College Widow finished third. The weather was clear and the track fast. Results: . . . Fourth race, mile and twenty yards, purse—Tommy Ahearn, 96 (Zeigler), won; Bye Bye II (Ross), second; College Widow, 91 (Walsh), third. Time 1:40 3-5. Ellered, May L. N., Bardonia, Romanoff, Triumphant and Blacklock finished as named. . . . 
San Francisco Call 3 June 1908
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Gossip of the Track
The investigation by the jockey club stewards into the ownership of Tommy Ahearn was not finished yesterday. Additional witnesses were examined, and the officials are now awaiting telegraphic advices from the turf authorities at New York concerning, a phase of the case which is deemed important. So far as can be learned the information which the officials obtained yesterday did not materially affect the previous status of the case. Judge Hopper ordered Tommy Ahearn scratched from the race in which he was entered for the reason that he deemed it unwise to further complicate matters by permitting the horse to start while his ownership was in question. It is reported that Chris Martin, whom Edward Trotter alleges to be the real owner of the horse, threatened bodily, harm to a blacksmith who is supposed to have important information bearing on the ownership of the horse if he furnished the officials with any testimony that might lead to the taking away of the purses that Tommy Ahearn had won.
San Francisco Call 5 June 1908
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Ahearn Scandal Ends in Suspensions
Joe Stern and James Laffan Are Punished and Horses Are Refused Entry
The stewards of the New California Jockey club issued a ruling yesterday sustaining the protest lodged by Edward Trotter against the payment to the Menlo stable of the purse won by Tommy Ahearn on Tuesday, on the ground that the horse was in reality the property of one Chris Martin, who is under [?] at New Orleans for alleged tampering with a jockey in the employ of James McCormick some two years ago. Convincing evidence was furnished the officials yesterday that Tommy Ahearn and Mrs. O'Farrell belong to Martin, and it was deemed unnecessary to await the receipt of the information for which a request had been sent to New York the day before.

The indefinite suspension of Trainer Joe Stern of the Menlo stable, and James Laffan, who figured in an alleged transfer of the horses in question recently, followed the sustaining of Trotter's protest. Further entry of the horses was ordered refused, the other horses that have been running in the name of the Menlo stable were suspended, and the purse which Tommy Ahearn had won was awarded to Trotter's mare Bye Bye II, which, had finished second in the race.

Stern made a strenuous effort to convince the stewards that he was ignorant of Martin's ownership of the horses when he took them to train, but was unsuccessful. He had registered the horses as the property of C. White and afterward had filed papers purporting to show their transfer to Laffan. The investigation brought out that Martin had attempted to start one of the horses at Buffalo last year in somebody's else [sic] name, but that Judge Murphy had received information to the effect that the horses belonged to Martin and had ordered their withdrawal. It was shown to the satisfaction of the officials that Martin had been with the horses ever since, that he took Tommy Ahearn in charge after the race which Trotter protested, and that Jockey Zeigler, who has been riding the Menlo stable horses, was in his employ.

San Francisco Call 6 June 1908
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Gossip of the Track
Two additional protests have been filed with the jockey club against purses won by Tommy Ahearn and Mrs. O'Farrell, by F. Wilson, owner of Alcibiades, and the Lone Pine stable, owner of John H. The stewards will order Trainer Joe Stern of the Menlo stable to pay the purses to these owners.
San Francisco Call 7 June 1908
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Thomas J. Ahern, a Norwegian sailor, aged 19, was hit on the head with an iron block to-day whilst at work loading telegraph poles on a steamer. He was rendered unconscious and died this afternoon from concussion of the brain.
The South Australian Advertiser 17 June 1908
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Furloughs Granted
 . . .  Peter Ahern, to Boston . . . 
Daily Kennebec Journal 19 June 1908
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Sales in Dorchester
Patrick O'Hearn has sold to John Behan two new frame apartment houses, recently erected by him on Rosetta st, the new owner buying for investment, on private terms. There is about 7500 square feet of land.
The Boston Globe 19 June 1908
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Bert Murray, a "patient" at the city workhouse, while working in the barn there Sunday concluded to leave. He did leave. As his time is by no means up, Patrick O'Hearn, superintendent of that institution, asks the police to locate Murray and return him, not to the barn, but to the workhouse proper.
Kansas City Journal 24 June 1908
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The marriage of Sadie Elizabeth, the daughter of Patrick O'Haire, of Cambridge, and Mr. John P. S. Ahern, of Arlington, occurred Wednesday at Cambridge. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father McCool, of No. Cambridge. The bride wore white chiffon cloth, trimmed with applique and fillet lace, and a veil. Her attendant, Miss Sadie Logan, was in nile green silk, trimmed with chantilly lace. The best man was Mr. George Ahern. After the ceremony a reception was held at 39 Clay street, in Cambridge. The couple will reside on Medford street.
Arlington Advocate 27 June 1908
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Miss Sadie Elizabeth O'Haire, of 46 Reed street, and John P. S. Ahern, a young business man of Arlington, were married on Wednesday evening at the parochial residence of St. John's Church, by Rev. John R. McCool. The bride was attended by Miss Sadie E. Logan, of Cambridge, and the groom was attended by George Ahern, of Arlington. A reception was held at 39 Clay street, and the couple were assisted in receiving by Mrs. William O'Haire, Miss Catherine O'Haire, Miss Annie Ahern and Miss Minnie Ahern. The ushers were William O'Haire, of Cambridge, George Ahern, William Ahern and Charles Lothrop, of Arlington. The bride was gowned in white chiffon, trimmed with applique lace and filet net. She wore a tulle veil, which was held in place by a spray of orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of roses. The maid of honor wore nile green silk, trimmed with chantilly lace, and carried a bouquet of sweet peas.
Cambridge Tribune 27 June 1908
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Reported Party Was Assailed In Hills by Wild Tribesmen and Killed.
Identity of Murderers Is Unknown
MANILA, June 26.—No further word has been received from H. D. Everett of the Philippine forest service and T. R. Wakeley, a school teacher, reported to have been killed by tribesmen on the Island of Negritos. Wakeley and Everett, with their servants and two native foresters, started from Caban Cabancalan, on the mountainous island of Negritos, in the early part of May, intending to examine the coal deposits in the hills about Mount Tipasi. To do this they left the beaten trail across the island, and since their departure from Cabancalan nothing has been heard from them. Officials of the town of Bias, on the same island, now report the party, was assailed in the hills by the wild tribesmen and murdered, and, moreover, they claim to know the identity of the murderers. Beyond this statement they give no details of the tragedy.

Forester Ahearn of Manila has started for the scene of the murder, where he will join forces with the constabulary in going over the trail and adjacent country In the hope of finding the bodies of the murdered men and tracing down and arresting the murderers. The constabulary force on the island has already established camps along the trail to facilitate the search.

Los Angeles Herald 27 June 1908
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Victor in Contest as Most Popular Factory Employe
in Lynn Over Bertram Falls and Others.
LYNN, July 1—Miss Mamie Ahearn of 74 Collins st., an employe of the stitching department at the shoe factory of J. L. Walker & Co, was declared the winner today of a valuable piano in the contest which has been in progress for several months for the most popular factory employe in the city. It has been the scheme to furnish pay envelopes to the factories, each one being good for one vote, and Miss Ahearn received 24,460 votes. Her nearest rival was Bertram Falls of Boston st., who received 18,487 votes.
The Boston Globe 1 July 1908
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Mrs. Louie Montangue, of Leeds, visited with relatives here Tuesday.

Pat Ahern visited one day last week with his sister, Mrs. Montangue, of Leeds.

LeMars Sentinel 3 July 1908
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P. D. Everett, Former Government Forester,
Meets Death In the Philippines.
MANILA, July 10.—A telegram from Negros says Lieutenant Ahearn [sic] is on his way to Manila with the bodies of P. D. Everett, a former government forester, and T. R. Wakely, formerly a school teacher, who were killed by hill tribesmen on June 24th. No details have yet been received. A cablegram was received to-day at the War department from Governor General Smith at Manila, reporting on the finding of the bodies of Everett and Wakely. Everett's home was in Malone, N. Y., and Wakely's in Chicago.
The Syracuse Herald 10 July 1908
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Killed by Tribesmen
MANILA, July 10.—A telegram from Negros, says Lieut. Ahearn is on his way to Manila with the bodies of H. D. Everett, a former government forester, and T. R. Wakeley, formerly a school teacher, who were killed by hill tribesmen on June 24. No details have yet been received.
Los Angeles Herald 11 July 1908
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Con Ahern and Mrs. Ahern were arrivals last evening from Virginia City and are registered at the Golden.
Reno Evening Gazette 22 July 1908
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John Ahearn, 39, 91 Steuart st., and Mary Riordan, 37, 935A Fourteenth st.
San Francisco Call 4 August 1908
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Marching with Captain Ahern.
By J. U. Sanders
In 1892, while out camping and hunting in the Clearwater country, in a beautiful spot on Swan lake, we found Captain George Ahern of the Twenty-fifth United States infantry, on temporary leave from his command, studying the forestry of the state. Mrs. Ahern and her sister were in camp, and with violin and the rich strong voices of our party the evenings were very pleasantly spent while we tarried in the vicinity, and we finally left the region with regrets. Five years later I received an invitation from the captain at Fort Custer to join him and the command in the initial practice march during the month of August. I accepted and at the appointed date repaired to the fort by rail. There I met Col. A. S. Daggett, in command of the regiment, on whose staff Captain Ahern was acting as chief aid, and we spent a day in making final preparations. Next morning the colonel and his staff, to which I was attached, rode out of the historic old post in the midst of a heavy windstorm. We were followed by the various companies of the regiment in double file, each led by its captain, and these were followed by four wagons of provisions and an ambulance drawn by mules. We crossed the Big Horn river and proceeded south a few miles to a point on the river bank where we established camp No. 1. To me was assigned a tent which regularly was pitched adjoining that of Captain Ahern and which was set next to that of Colonel Daggett.
On the March
We marched from 10 to 15 Miles a day and among Captain Ahern's duties was that of selecting camping grounds, in which expeditions I usually joined him. Occasionally, to relieve the monotony, I would lead my horse and join a captain of fall into line and take a tramp with the boys of the regiment. Our trip covered about two weeks. Our course was up the west side of the Big Horn river to the mouth of Beauvar's creek, where some of us visited St. Xavier mission, where the Indian children of the reservation have the advantage of good schools and training, under the supervision of the Sisters of some order in the Catholic church devoted to their welfare. Here we turned to the west, following that stream toward Pryor mountains to the head waters of what was known as Hay creek, which flows to the west into Pryor's fork. Here occurred the incident which I am induced to narrate. I had been riding and marching for more than a week and I sought to vary the monotony by an expedition on my own account. To the south was a large, high table mountain, from the summit of which it would seem one could see all of Montana and Wyoming, and I was imbued with a desire to make the survey. It had been agreed that the command would spend the next day at Pryor agency six or seven miles to the west of our camp. On this morning I decided to go off alone for a half day's hunt, expecting to go into camp at the agency about noon, Accordingly, I arose at the usual hour and tied my coat, containing a well-filled match pocket, on behind my saddle, and turned my horse over to a captain, glad to be relieved from the day's tramp.
He Kills a Bird
I started out up the creek, which came apparently from my objective point, the summit of the high mountain. I had not gone far, in fact, the soldiers had not broken camp, when I killed a bird. At first I thought to turn it into the commissary, but then decided not to go back, and should I have good luck it would be all right. The fact was, I never again that day saw another feather, but triumphantly carried the bird until he lost one leg and his head. But I am getting ahead of my story. I proceeded up the creek till I found myself in something of a canyon with perpendicular sides. To avoid retracing my steps some distance I found a high tree, against the western wall, which I climbed, and from its upper branches was able to surmount the rocky precipice and climb to the slope of my favored mountain. While proceeding up the hill I passed some Indians picking berries, but proceeded on my way without holding a council with them. When the sun reached the zenith I took up my belt one hole for a lunch. My trail at last became very steep and, unused as I was to long tramps, I appreciated frequent rests, and finally, when I reached the summit, I was pretty well tuckered. Using my boots for a pillow, I lay down and took a snooze. I do not know how long I slept, but on rising the scope of country within my vision did not satisfy me, and I pushed on to the east for some distance.
Thoughts of Camp
Finally I decided that it was time for me to head toward camp. I thought to make the descent of the mountain at some more favorable point than where I had made the ascent, and also to take my general course to the northwest, thinking it would take me direct to the agency. I had not gone down my selected course far when I found myself floundering over fallen timber-it seemed 30 feet deep-but it was too late to turn back, and on I went. I had seen no one since morning and had no matches and was very hungry and thirsty. The noise of running water under the fallen timber attracted my attention and I climbed down to it and took a deep draught from the crystal bed. I then proceeded slowly on my way and it was apparently about 7 o'clock in the evening when I reached the edge of the valley, pretty well tired out, at sundown with no matches. I took up my belt one hole for supper. I soon came across a band of horses and thought it would be fortunate if I could catch one and ride to Pryor, but they wee soon off on the gallop and out of reach.
First Night Out
On I trudged, even the howling of the coyotes had no terrors for me, and I decided that, perhaps, it would be a good scheme to make a bed of pine boughs and sleep till morning. I stripped a tree of its branches and lay down, but the cool air soon drove me out and compelled me to walk to keep warm, and on I went. Pointing out my intended course in the morning I had been told on returning from the mountain top not to take the first road I came to, as it led south to Byron's gap, but to take the second one, which led to the agency. Accordingly, on entering the valley, noticing a dim trail I mistook it for the road against which I had been warned, and when a better beaten one appeared I took it and followed it for hours, I should think. I think it must have been toward midnight after having in the darkness taken my course to the west of the North star, but coming onto the road which I confidently felt led me to camp I followed it without reference to directions. At last, having gone down a small hill which shut off my view to the north, it suddenly dawned on me that I might be on the road to Pryor's gap, and on returning to the top of the hill and taking a survey of the country I decided was the case.
A Light Appears
To the north, many miles away was a large fire, and it occurred to me that it might be a cap kept up by the boys for my benefit, and I headed for it. I plowed along directly toward it till it went out and then, I will admit, I was nonplussed. Again taking my course from the stars I went on, coming at last to a fence which encouraged me to think I would soon come to some farm or Indian camp, I cared not which. About 1 o'clock in the morning, in the dim distance, I saw a large wall tent and as I approached it I concluded it was not an Indian's tent, but probably one of some white man, possibly a sheepherder. I had trudged along in silence for probably 20 hours, and my throat was very much parched, and when I sought to rouse the inhabitant of the tent by yelling I found I could not speak above a whisper. I then put a cartridge into by [sic] shot gun and fired it into the air. I thought it would almost wake the dead.
A Novel Situation.
My fondest hopes of a response were answered not only by barking dogs, but out from the fly of that tent came an Indian stark naked and, I thought, carefully taking his measurement, about seven feet high. He came towards me and my first sign was that I was thirsty, which he understood. By sign he told me that he would go into the tent and get a cup and then we would go to a near-by creek and get a drink. While he was gone I said to myself that if it was agreeable to him I would go into the tent and bunk with him until morning. I went up to the opening and projected my head into the darkness, but only for a second, for I was met by the barking of many dogs and the very apparent dissent of about a dozen squaws, I thought, at my intrusion, and I withdrew and pressed the question no further. My friend, the seven-footer, came out and we went to the creek and I drank my fill.
The Silent Indian.
By signs I then asked him if he had seen the soldiers, indicating them by saying they had stripes down the sides of their trousers. But he shook his head; several questions were answered the same way. He understood all my signs, but the only word he understood was "Pryor," and when I asked him the way there he took me out behind the tent to a path and indicated that it was about three miles to the agency and bade me farewell. Early in the morning I took up another hole in my belt for breakfast.
Out of the Wilderness.
I followed his trail till it began to get light and I thought I had gone three miles when I saw to my right across a creek several teepees which I took for the camp of the soldiers. I did not go much further till I heard in the dim twilight the hoofs of a horse galloping down from my left, and in a moment an Indian police had ridden up in front of me and stood in my path. I asked him if he had seen the soldiers and he told me that he had, that they were at the agency about three-quarters of a mile ahead. I asked him if he did not want to ride down that way and he said he would. He could speak English all right. He asked me to wait, and he then rode down towards the tents I had seen, and from across the creek had made some report at headquarters in his native tongue and he then returned. We walked along a half hour or so and came in sight of the agency and camp when he turned and bade me good-bye. I walked into camp about 6:15, 29 hours out without sleep or a bit to eat. Finding the cook preparing breakfast, I tossed my bird, which I had carried all that time, till I had almost disjointed his neck and legs, down with the other meat, and I asked him where my lunch of the day before was. He pointed to the mess chest, where were two grouse, well cooked but cold, and after reporting to Captain Ahern in his tent and taking a smile [?] with him, which reduced the parched feeling in my throat, I fell to devouring the birds.
Still on the March.
I then went to my tent and to bed, thinking that no change of programme had been made, but on inquiry of the captain was advised that they had decided to move a few miles. Accordingly, in about half an hour I got up, reported to Colonel Daggett and all had a good laugh at my expense. I told him I would like to be assigned to the ambulance that day, in which I made a bed in the bottom and slept pretty well over a very rocky road, and when camp was pitched I went to bed and slept again and then some. We then moved down Pryor creek about 20 miles to a point opposite Billings, where I bade Colonel Daggett and command farewell, and Captain Ahern and I rode into Billings, where I took the train for home.
Two Distinguished Officers.
The next year Captain Ahern on the braking out of the Spanish war was assigned to the recruiting service, and while he chafed a little to be assigned to more active service, in Helena he mustered into the service the First Montana volunteer infantry, the first regiment in all the United States to respond to the call of their country, and which covered itself and its state with glory during a year of service in the Philippines. Captain Ahern also saw active service and went to the Philippines, and when the war was closed he was left there, in charge of the valuable forests of those islands, and he is still there. A few years later I heard of my old friend, Colonel Daggett. During the Boxer movement in China, and when all the ministers were prisoners in their legations in Peking, it was the American army which led the allied forces of all the foreign armies to their relief, and among the first to scale the walls of that capital was my friend and that good Christian soldier, Col. A. S. Daggett.
Anaconda Standard 16 August 1908
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Edward Carroll Most Seriously Injured
of Three by Falling Bar at Fore River.
QUINCY, Aug. 22—At a late hour tonight it was stated that the condition of the three men injured today at the Fore River yards by a steel porter bar falling on them was about the same as at noon. Edward Carroll, the most seriously injured, and Riccardo Palma are at the Quincy city hospital, and Daniel Ahern is at his home, 198 South st. The latter is the least injured of the three, but has a very sore head and jaw and will be laid up for some time. Carroll was still in a very serious condition tonight and his chances for recovery were considered small.
The Boston Globe 23 August 1908
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Miss Barrett Rescued at Marine Park
While in Fit She Had Previously Tried to Cut Her Throat.
Miss Sarah Barrett, about 35 years old, living with her sister Mrs. Reilly at 818 East 4th st. South Boston, while in an epileptic fit just before 3 yesterday afternoon, attempted to cut her throat and then walked into the water off the northern end of Marine park near the Castle Island bridge. She was seen by Elizabeth Gregory who manages a fruit stand at the entrance to the bridge. She called to Ex-Representative William E. Hickey and Thomas F. Ahearn, and the two young men rushed into the water and pulled Miss Barrett ashore. The police were notified and the woman was hurried to the Carney hospital where it was stated last night that she was in a comfortable condition and will probably recover. She had three slight wounds on her neck, made with some instrument that she took out of her pocket. At the woman's home it was stated that she has been subject to epileptic fits and a constant watch has been kept on her.
The Boston Globe 4 September 1908
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Victim of Accident in Fore River Works
Lived Since Aug. 22 With a Crushed Skull.
QUINCY, Sept. 6—Edward J. Carroll, one of the three men injured in the forge shop of the Fore River shipyards by a porter bar falling on them, Aug. 22, died this morning at the City hospital here. The front of his head was so badly crushed that the bones had to be removed and a silver plate inserted. The fact that Carroll lived so long after the accident was a surprise to the physicians, who thought that his death was only a matter of a few hours. Carroll was 45 years old and lived on Broad st., East Weymouth. He is survived by his wife and three children. The other two victims of the accident, Daniel Ahern and Riccardo Palma, are recovering.
The Boston Globe 7 September 1908
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Six-Story Brick House.
The John J. Ahern estate has disposed of, to Mary A. O'Brien, the property 2-6 Cambridge st, near Bowdoin sq. It consists of a six-story brick house, with 2900 square feet of land, all having a taxed valuation of $73,000. Of this amount $52,200 is on the land.
The Boston Globe 9 September 1908
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From Sydney :—Minie Ahearn writes for news of her brother, Jeremiah Sullivan, who was in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, and was invalided 12 years ago; last heard of living near Goswell-road, London.
Lloyds Weekly Newspaper 20 September 1908
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Mrs. Sarah Ahearn of 12 Union Pk. St.
Takes the Child to Charlestown Home.
With clothing of excellent quality and wrapped in a gray blanket, a 2-day old baby girl was found on the steps of 12 Union pk. St. about 7:15 last night by Mrs. Sarah Ahearn, who resides at the place. The little one was taken to station 5, where a description was taken of [?]. It was then carried to the Charles[?] home, where the matron found [pinned?] to the child's underclothing a [?] tag with the following written in [?] "May Millen." There were no other marks of identification.

Shortly before 8 o'clock Mrs. Ahern saw a woman walk toward her [door?] as if she were going to enter, but [the?] woman walked away. Shortly after, having occasion to go to the door, [she?] found the little one wrapped in a blanket, cooing softly. The child was dressed in a [white?] linen dress and wore a linen bonnet trimmed with insertion.

The Boston Globe 20 September 1908
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Local and Personal Brevities
Miss Fannie Ahern, stenographer at Pierce Trust and Savings Bank, left Monday for Milwaukee on a two weeks' vacation.
Sycamore True Republican 23 September 1908
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John Ahern has sold his residence property on Park street, the second house west of the opera house, to Daniel Morrissey for $5,500. Ahern is now in the saloon business in Chicago.
Urbana Daily Courier 24 September 1908
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Irish News
WATERFORD—The Trappists
The Monastery of Mount Melleray, of which the Right Rev. Dr. Maurus O'Phelan was consecrated Abbot on August 15, was founded in 1833 by a body of French exiled Trappist monks. When they first settled down the land was a barren waste. Under their devoted labors it was, in course of time, transformed. It is now one of the most fertile and beautiful in Ireland.
The New Abbot of Mount Melleray
The Right Rev. Dr. Maurus O'Phelan (writes the Dublin correspondent of the Catholic Weekly) was consecrated Abbot of Mount Melleray on August 15. The ceremony was performed by Dr. Sheehan, Bishop of Waterford, and was attended by a very large congregation, including several ecclesiastics. The new Abbot is a native of County Waterford, and was educated at the Melleray Seminary. He was ordained a priest of the Order nearly thirty years ago, and for several years past was Prior of the community. Assisting the new Abbot were the Right Rev. Dr. Beardwood, Lord Abbot of Roscrea, and the Right Rev. Dr. Delaney, retired abbot. The Rev. Thomas Mockler, St. John's, Waterford, acted as master of ceremonies, assisted by the Rev. Father Stanislaus, chaplain, Mount Melleray. Father Mockler read the Papal mandate, after which followed the examination of the Abbot-elect, the obeisance, the prostration, the reception of the rule of the Monastery, and the conferring of the crozier and the ring. Subsequently the newly invested Abbot bestowed his blessing on the congregation. During the day the Monastery was visited by large numbers of people, and there were present in the congregation that assisted at the ceremony several relatives of the new Abbot. The new Prior of the Monastery is the Rev. Father Eugene Ahern, and the Sub-Prior Rev. Father John Prendergast.
New Zealand Tablet 8 October 1908
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Thomas O'Hearn, found guilty of polygamy, was given three years in the house of correction. It developed during the hearing of the evidence that O'Hearn had been confined to the Medfield insane asylum and later in another asylum. Through the marriage to his first wife three children resulted. He later married a woman who is now residing in Roxbury.
The Boston Globe 22 October 1908
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AHERN.—On the 18th September, at Omni Vista (Miss Brown's Private Hospital), to Mr. and Mrs. J. Ahern, Nudgee — a daughter.
The Queenslander 24 October 1908
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Miss Lizzie Ahern, of the Socialist party of Victoria, arrived in Broken Hill per the express this morning. She comes as the guest of the Barrier Socialist Group, and will commence a campaign of a fortnight's duration at the Hippodrome next Sunday. Leaving Melbourne, last Thursday, Miss Ahern reports having addressed good meetings in Adelaide on Sunday last. She considers that a strong Socialist party is now in the making in South Australia. Miss Ahern is not unknown in Broken Hill, having addressed some memorable meetings here in connection with the last Federal elections.
Barrier Miner 27 October 1908
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BROKEN HILL, October 27.
Miss Lizzie Ahearn, Socialist propagandist, arrived to-day. She will be the guest of the Barrier Socialist Group.
The South Australian Advertiser 28 October 1908
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After seeing Mr. Tom Mann away last night, the members of the Barrier Socialist Group assembled in their clubroom in Argent-street to formerly welcome Miss Lizzie Ahern to Broken Hill. The gathering, which was comparatively large, enthusiastically rendered several Socialist songs. Messrs. R. S. Ross, A. K. Wallace, K. G. Druhmel, C. Feldhusen, and others spoke of the Group's appreciation of its visitor, and assured Miss Ahern of a notable success as regards her propaganda campaign. In the course of her reply, Miss Ahern commented upon the growing influence exerted by revolutionary socialism, and spoke highly of the esteem in which she had found the comrades of Broken Hill everywhere regarded.

Miss Ahern was present at the women's meeting in the Trades Hall yesterday afternoon. She will begin her public addresses on Sunday evening.

Barrier Miner 29 October 1908
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Of the woman speakers Australia has produced, Miss Ahern stands in the front rank. She has a strong and resonant voice coupled with an earnestly impressive delivery, and pleasantly human manner. She first came into prominence as a member of the old social democratic party of Melbourne, in which organisation she became firmly grounded in those principles she has since so ably expounded. At a later stage she entered the Labor league and worked persistently for the avowal of socialism by the Labor party. When Mr. Tom Mann and others moved in the direction of forming the Socialist Party of Victoria, Miss Ahern enthusiastically favored and forwarded the project, and to-day is glad to be the possessor of the first card of membership issued. She has ever since been prominently identified with the party, and has contributed no small share towards its growth, and exceptional success.

As one of the chief speakers, she has been of splendid service, but in humdrum task work she has not been wanting. Indeed, Miss Ahern's special usefulness has consisted in the detail and organising work she has performed. During what is known as the "Prahran fight," for the right of holding street meetings, the subject of this brief sketch was to the fore. She threw herself energetically into the fray, and with other comrades experienced as a result a fortnight's imprisonment in the Melbourne gaol. Shortly afterwards Miss Ahern visited Broken Hill, and with Mrs. Anderson conducted memorable meetings. Since then the Barrier Socialist Group has broken away from the official Labor party, as has done the socialist party of Victoria and others. Miss Ahern is in Broken Hill at the group's invitation, for the purpose of participating in a propaganda campaign of several weeks' duration. By common consent, she is credited with being one of the most sincere and stirring speakers Broken Hill has heard. Miss Ahern is a native of Ballarat, but her work in the main has been in connection with the socialist movement of Melbourne.

Barrier Miner 31 October 1908
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"The War Of The Classes And Its Settlement."
The Hippodrome was crowded pretty nearly to its full capacity last night, when Miss Lizzie Ahern, who is on a visit to Broken Hill at the invitation of the Barrier Socialist Group, delivered an address on ''The War of the Classes and Its Settlement." Mr. R. S. Ross presided, and in compliment to the principal speaker of the evening some Socialist songs, including "The Red Flag," were rendered, the children of the Socialist Sunday-school leading the singing. Mr. Ross, in introducing Miss Ahern to the audience, said that next Sunday would be his last in Broken Hill for some time, and he would then speak at the Hippodrome on "The Mission of Broken Hill."' Miss Ahern would also speak on that occasion. He was sure Miss Ahern needed no better welcome to Broken Hill than the splendid gathering there that night. Miss Ahern had been here before, and had stimulated, inspired, and encouraged them because there was no more solid and inspiring teacher in the Labor movement than she was. She was a credit not only to womanhood, but to the Socialist movement.

Miss Ahern, before commencing to deal with the subject of her address, spoke of her appreciation, and that of Socialists generally of the good work performed by the Barrier Socialist Croup. That work was bearing fruit not only in Broken Hill, but throughout the whole of Australia. Their mission was to stir up the great working class to organisation and unity in the great fights that were proceeding to-day. The Barrier Socialist Group was doing great work for the true working class movement in Australia. She also greatly appreciated the work that was being done here in the Socialist Sunday-school. A clergyman in England had said that if he was given the children during the first 10 years of their lives he could mould their opinions, and the other people could have them after that. So the children in the Socialist Sunday-School were being baptised in the Socialist faith. . . . 

Barrier Miner 2 November 1908
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Broken Hill
Miss Ahern has been appointed teacher of the young men's class or economic circle, at the Socialist Sunday-school, held in the Trades Hall.
The South Australian Advertiser 11 November 1908
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George Ahern of Lexington, Boy in Charge at Newton Building,
Badly Hurt.
NEWTON. Nov. 11—George Ahern, aged 18, whose home is on Vine st, Lexington, was seriously injured by falling down an elevator well in the Vernon court apartments on Center st. early tonight, where he was employed as an elevator boy. Physicians who examined him said they feared the young man had a fractured skull. He was removed to the Newton hospital.
The Boston Globe 12 November 1908
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A large crowd attended the Hippodrome last night, where Miss Lizzie Ahern, the woman organiser of the Barrier Socialist Group, was billed to give an address on "The Revolt of Woman." Prior to Miss Ahern taking the platform, the children of the Socialist Sunday School rendered Socialist hymns; Mr. Arthur Morley and Miss Ethel Laslio sang; and Mr. Franklyn Barrett was responsible for keeping the audience in good humor with two highly-amusing animated pictures. Mr. A. K. Wallace (chairman) brief- ly introduced the lecturess. Miss Ahern, who was well received, stated that her subject for that evening, ''The Revolt of Woman," was chosen partly on account of a subleader which appeared in " The Miner" of October 28, dealing with utterances made by Tom Mann, who said, "If the women had any spirit of revolt in them they would soon begin to show it." . . . 
Barrier Miner 16 November 1908
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Broken Hill, November 16.   
Miss Lizzie Ahern, the woman organiser for the Barrier Socialist group, in an address on "The revolt of women" last night, said she believed the wives of the working class had a right to say when they should take upon themselves the responsibility of motherhood. Until women recognised their position in life they would continue to be degraded, and they must take up a position with the men of the working class and assist in the overthrow of a system which had held them down in subjection and degradation.
The South Australian Advertiser 17 November 1908
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This being the season when people who can afford to take winter trips are arranging to take them, it is interesting to note that Major George P. Ahern, who recently returned to Manila from a trip around the world and across Siberia on the Trans- Siberian railway and who published the results of his trip in the Manila Times, says the actual cost of the trip is less than $600. Mr. Ahern went 'round the world in sixty-eight day [sic] and the figures which he gives include meals on the ship transportations, Manila to Kobe, Tsuruga to Vladivostock, London to New York and San Francisco to Manila. If one did not have, as Major Ahern had, the privilege of going by American government transport from San Francisco to Manila for about $1 a day, meals included, the cost of the trip would be about $150 more. Even then it would be cheap enough for a trip around the world, and far cheaper than the one taken by Phineas Fogg (Jules Verne), of imperishable memory.
Massillon Ohio Evening Independent 18 November 1908
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At the Hippodrome last night, an address was delivered by Mr. A. K. Wallace in reply, to what was stated in the advertisement of the meeting as "Truth's contemptible attack" on the Barrier Socialist Group and the Socialists generally. Miss Lizzie Ahern presided, and announced that next Sunday she would speak on "The Morality of Capitalism,'' the address being partly a reply to Mr. T. Ivey and his religious friends who hold the opinion that if it were not for them Broken Hill would be doomed. Mr. Wallace's intention was to defend the Barrier Socialist Group from the contemptible attack made upon it, and its position in a large article in "Truth" last Wednesday. . . . 
Barrier Miner 23 November 1908
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East Boston Boy Lands in Police Station.
James Clark Accused of Breaking Into Bennington-St Store.
Charged with breaking and entering the liquor store of Bernard J. Farley, 3 Bennington st., East Boston, James Clark, 15 years old, who said he had no home, and further informed the Police that he had been sent in search of liquor by boys much older than himself, was locked up by the East Boston police yesterday noon. The boy was discovered coming from the cellar of Mr. Farley's saloon by special officer Patrick J. O'Neil and patrolman John Ahern. He ran when he saw the officers, and they chased him some distance along Bennington st. before he was captured. They say that while running he threw away some liquor.

It is alleged that, while in the cellar the Clark boy found some old bottles and filled one with gin and two others with port wine. These bottles the police have at the station house. When brought before Capt. John A. Buckley the boy stated that he had drunk some of the liquor and that he felt rather funny. He said it was the first time he had ever tasted it.

The Boston Globe 23 November 1908
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Hill Men's Chief Becomes Guide to Party and Murders Men
Because He "Felt Like Killing Some One"
CHICAGO, Nov. 27.—Details of the murder of H. D. Everett of the forestry service, and Tilden R. Wakely, a school teacher, by Filipino hillmen, were made public here today by Ebenezer Wakely, father of one of the men. The elder Wakely received reports completing the record of the crime and of the expedition, which resulted in the recovery of the skeletons of the two Americans and two Filipinos who accompanied them. Everett was engaged in forestry investigation in a sparsely settled and wild section of the islands of Negros and was accompanied into the hills by Wakely, who wished to spend his vacation in the open. Their failure to return from what had been planned as a trip of four days was followed by rumors of the murder, and Major Ahearn and Lieutenant Ford, with thirty-nine men, took the trail. Despite false guides, swollen streams, almost incessant deluges of tropical [sic] worked its way to the heart of the wild hill country. The trail led into a jungle of Bayaul mountains and into a hamlet known as Stio Datlige. Here the bodies of the slain men, or rather their skeletons, for the bones had been picked clean by insects and the suns of many months, were found. A shoe, part of a notebook and a number of buttons proved the identity of the skeletons.

From the hillmen interviewed it was learned the murder probably occurred May 11, and that it was accomplished under the leadership of a chief named Ayho. Ayho in the guise of friendship became the guide of the Everett party, and one night, just because he "felt like killing someone," drugged the party with the fumes of the tuyugtuyug plant. He and his followers then fell "upon their victims and slew them.

Major Ahearn found upon his approach most of the hillmen fled, and among them the assassins, who were reported in the hills. At the time the rations had become nearly exhausted, much of the rice having been spoiled by rain, and Major Ahearn followed the trail no longer, but, gathering the skeletons and such particles as were found, returned to his base of supplies.

Los Angeles Herald 28 November 1908
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YANKALILLA, December 1.—Mr. Francis Ahern, son of Mr. P. Ahern, laborer, of Yankalilla, met with a serious accident on Saturday. While he was winding up a 17-cwt. monkey at pile-driving behind Mr. C. Forbes' general store, the winch slipped a cog, with the result that Mr. Ahern was struck violently above the left eye. Dr. Burnard found it necessary to insert four stitches in the wound. Fortunately the sight will in no way be injured. The victim is progressing favorably.
The Adelaide Advertiser 2 December 1908
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Mr. Arthur K. Wallace, a prominent member of the Barrier Socialist group, and Miss Lizzie Ahern, the well-known Socialist lecturer, are to be married on Thursday next. It is understood that the ceremony will take place at the registrar's office in Broken Hill.
The South Australian Advertiser 7 December 1908
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Mr. Arthur Wallace and Miss Lizzie Ahern, the two well-known members of the Socialist party, were married this morning. The ceremony, which was devoid of any religious character, was performed at the Court-house, Major Crane, P.M. and Registrar of' marriages being the officiating officer. The bride, who was simply and neatly attired in white, and the bridegroom were accompanied by Mr. Tom Mann and Mr. E. H. Gray, who acted the important and legally-essential offices of witnesses.

The ceremony occupied about a quarter of an hour. The bride was described as "Elizabeth Ahern, of Broken Hill, Social agitator and spinster," and stated that she was born at Ballarat 28 years ago, and was the daughter of Edmund Ahern, a miner by occupation. The bridegroom was described as: "Arthur Knight Wallace, of Broken Hill, secretary and bachelor," and gave his age as 28 years, having been born at Yacka South Austrulia, and the son of Mr. Andrew Wallace, a well-known storekeeper of that town.

The couple first made a solemn declaration that they were both desirous of being married and both had conscientious objections to being married by a minister of religion. This declaration having been duly signed by both, they subscribed a further declaration that so far, as they knew there was no impediment either by kindred, relationship, previous marriage, etc., to their union. Then came the declaring and signing of the fatal bond which was in the form "I, Arthur Knight Wallace, do hereby declare in the presence of Frederick William Charlesworth Crane, Police Magistrate of the State of New South Wales and Registrar of Marriages far the district of Broken Hill, that I take Elizabeth Ahern to be my lawful wife." The bride made a similar declaration with the transposition of the names and the substitution of "husband" for "wife."

The next stage was the signing of the certificate, which in accordance with the custom, the lady signed first. Then Mr. Wallace signed and Mr. Tom Mann and Mr. Gray duly appended their signatures to the fateful document, which was signed in duplicate, one copy being handed by Major Crane to Mrs. Arthur Wallace, and the other copy will be forwarded to the Registrar-General in Sydney. The bride received the hearty congratulations of the officiating registrar and the two witnesses. But before this Mr. Mann remarked during a late stage of the ceremony, "It's all over now ; you're done for life." "I hope so," simply replied the bride. Mr. Mann also exercised the right of a fatherly witness by giving the bride the first kiss after the ceremony, but he took a rather sharp advantage, for he committed this courteous and congratulatory act while Mr. Wallace was still engaged in placing his signature to the certificate.

The signatures of the contracting parties were both appended in firm handwriting, and the couple, having fulfilled the obligations of the law and paid the accompanying fee of £1, withdrew as man and wife, accompanied by Mr. Mann and Mr. Gray, who, doubtless, had the marriage been performed in a church, would have played the parts of paternal giver-away of the bride and best man respectively.

Barrier Miner 10 December 1908
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BROKEN HILL, Thursday.   
Mr. Arthur Wallace and Miss Lizzie Ahern prominent socialists, were married at the Registrar's to-day. Mr. Tom Mann and Mr. E. H. Gray were witnesses. The bride described herself as Elizabeth Ahern, social agitator and spinster, born in Victoria, and the groom described himself as Arthur Knight Wallace, secretary and bachelor. The age of each was given as 28 years.
The Sydney Morning Herald 11 December 1908
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   Carrying a diamond valued at $40,000 loosely in his overcoat pocket together with his pipe, tobacco, gloves and a few other things which are apt to find their way into an outside pocket, W[illiam]. Ahern, formerly of Sioux City, later of Denver, but now living in Omaha, has found that he is a rich man and that the pebble which he had "come within an ace" of throwing at a dog, is worth a small fortune.
   And the best part of the story is that Mr. Ahern stumbled onto the diamond, which is in the rough, in a gravel pit and that his little daughter was the first to cause the suspicion that the stone had value.
   Mr. Ahern found the diamond in a gravel pit near Denver six weeks ago. He did not know at that time that it was a diamond, never even thought that it was worth the picking up, but because the stone, having the appearance of melted glass, looked different from the others around it, he picked it up and thrust it in his pocket. He carried it there for several days and one day placed it among his children's marbles. It was not as round as a marble and the little girl thought to break off the rough edges and make it more cylindrical. There was a flaw in the stone and a few taps with the tack hammer broke off a sliver. The child was startled at the brilliancy of the freshly broken stone and when her father returned his attention was called to it.
   The children played no more with the stone after that and in a few days the family moved to Omaha. When they arrived here Mr. Ahern sent the stone to Chicago for examination. And from Chicago comes the information that the stone which Mr. Ahern found in a gravel pit is worth all of $40,000.
   The large stone will be sold to some monarch of Europe for a crown jewel, Mr. Ahern says, but the chip which his little girl split off will be cut and set into three rings, one for Mr. Ahern, one for the little girl and one for the mayor of Omaha. —Omaha Bee.
Moberly Weekly Monitor 11 December 1908
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Omaha, Dec. 11.—Carrying a rough diamond valued at $40,000 in his overcoat pocket, all mixed up with his pipe, tobacco and gloves, W. Ahern, a laborer living at 1415 Williams street, till he learned from an Omaha jeweler the true nature of his pretty pocket piece and as a result has put his diamond in a safety deposit box until he can decide upon its disposition. He found the stone in a gravel pit near Denver, Colo., where he had been working during the summer.
The Ocala Evening Star 11 December 1908
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Omaha, Nebraska, December 8—William Ahern, a laborer, today walked into the jewelry store of Louis A. Borsheim, having in his hand a rough diamond half as large as a hen's egg which he had picked up in a gravel pit near Denver, where he worked last summer. For three months Ahern carried the diamond around in his pocket without suspecting the true nature of the stone. Borsheim says the diamond is worth at least $4,000 [?] and probably more than that amount.
The Ravia [Oklahoma] Herald 12 December 1908
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FLUSHING, L. I., Dec 15.—A Jury of 12 men has been selected to try Thornton Jenkins Hams, a story writer, as a principal in the killing of William E. Annis, a publisher, who was shot to death by Captain Peter Hams Jr. at the Bayside yacht club last summer. One hundred and seventeen talesmen were examined before the jury box was filled. . . . The jury, members of which will be permitted to return to their homes at the conclusion of each day's trial, is made up as follows: . . . Patrick Ahearn, retired farmer; . . . 
San Francisco Call 16 December 1908
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The results of the annual examination of the Incorporated Institute of Accountants of New Zealand, held in October last in conjunction with the Incorporated Institute of Accountants, Victoria, show that the following candidates secured the highest aggregate of marks in the Dominion in order of merit,:— Edward Stanley Mirams (Dunedin), Harold Hector Henry Ahearn (Wellington), William Douglas Anderson (Dunedin).

Following is the complete list of passes, in alphabetical order:— Passed as Fellows:— H. H. H. Ahearn (Wellington), . . . 

Evening Post 18 December 1908
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YANKALILLA, December 18.—Mr. Patrick Ahern had an alarming experience the other day. While barking, in company with Mr. S. G. Dixon, he picked up a quantity of loose bark which had been stripped the day before, and unconsciously embraced a huge brown snake. He flung the bark in all directions. Mr. Dixon with a wattle stick dispatched the reptile, which measured 5 ft. 8 in. in length. Mr. Ahern's nerves were badly shaken. In a neighboring paddock, while carting bark from an extensive stack, two men killed 11 snakes in two hours. The bark had been stacked on dry wattle leaves and twigs, and in consequence of the cool change the snakes had taken refuge in its warm recesses.
The Adelaide Advertiser 19 December 1908
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Chief Inspector Watts yesterday afternoon received a telegram from Chief Daniel Ahern of Kansas City stating that detectives of that city had arrested James H, Martin, 28 years old, wanted here on a charge of forgery. . . . 
The Boston Globe 23 December 1908
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Editor Says He Is Going Crazy and Signs His Own Commitment.
PEORIA, Ill., December 24.—"I am going crazy, and if I am not confined I will kill Billy McRoberts," declared James O'Hearn, editor of the Plain Speaker, a monthly publication, in Judge Lemmon's court this morning. Almost immediately following the utterance of these words, O'Hearn became violent and attempted to end his own life by battering himself on the head with a telephone. When later he was pacified by court attendants he voluntarily signed his own commitment to the Bartonville asylum and within an hour was an inmate of that institution.
Daily Arizona Silver Belt 25 December 1908
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If Thomas Smith Accuses Thomas Smith
Whom Thomas Smith Defends, What Should Judge Do?
NEW YORK. Dec 26—"Who's the complainant?" asked magistrate Barlow today in the Jefferson market court. "Thomas Smith." replied counsel tor one at the prisoners. "I don't mean you, Mr. Smith," said magistrate Barlow, turning to the lawyer, whose name is Thomas Smith. "That's my name." said the complainant. "And it's mine." said the smaller of the two prisoners at the bar. "And mine, too. I'm proud to say." spoke up lawyer Thomas Smith. "Let me get this straight." said the court, looking hard at the papers before him. "There's a Thomas Smith accused of stealing six chickens. There's a Thomas Smith, a complainant, who saw the other Thomas Smith steal the chickens in company with another man, and there's a Thomas Smith, a lawyer, defending Thomas Smith, who is accused by Thomas Smith, a watchman." "That's right." said lawyer Thomas Smith.

When the tangle of names was unraveled magistrate Barlow listened to the story of Thomas Smith, a watchman at Washington market, who swore that Thomas Smith, a laborer of 130 West 17th st., in company with Patrick Ahearn, 20 years old of 40 Horatio st., had stolen six chickens from the poultry stand of J. K. Heinrich, at Washington market, on Christmas day. Then Thomas Smith, prisoner, through Thomas Smith, lawyer, denied the story of Thomas Smith, complainant, as did Ahearn. They were held in $1000 bail each for trial.

The Boston Globe 27 December 1908
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Mr. Arthur Wallace and Miss Lizzie Ahern, prominent Socialists, were married at the Registrar's at Broken Hill on the 13th inst. Mr. Tom Mann and Mr. E. H. Gay were witnesses. The bride described herself as Elizabeth Ahern, spinster and Socialist agitator, born in Victoria, and the groom described himself as Arthur Knight Wallace, secretary and bachelor. The age of each was given as 28.
The Wanganui Herald 29 December 1908
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News reached here recently of the marriage of Miss Alice Ahern and G. H. Erp in Douglas on Christmas day. Both parties are from Cananea, and passed through Bisbee en route to Cananea, where they will make their future home.
Bisbee Daily Review 1 January 1909
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Two revolutionary Socialists were married at Broken Hill last week— Miss Lizzie Ahern and Mr. Arthur Wallace. The office joker says that Broken Hill is a great place for unionism, all right. Even Socialists are united there!
The Worker 2 January 1909
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Dorchester—West Roxbury
Patrick O'Hearn has sold to Mary E. Pette the new block recently erected by him corner of Clement st. and Clement pk., at Shawmut station, Dorchester. The land is taxed for $1200 and the is 3902 square feet. The building being new is not yet assessed.
The Boston Globe 3 January 1909
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The marriage of two well-known Socialists, Arthur Wallace and Elizabeth Ahern, recently took place at Broken Hill. Tom Mann was one of the witnesses. The bridegroom described himself as a secretary and a bachelor, the bride as an "agitator" and a spinster. The marriage has occasioned quite a stir in the Socialistic world.
New Zealand Truth 9 January 1909
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City Electrician O'Hearn of Cambridge May Lose
Control of Fire and Police Signal Systems.
The failure of city electrician O'Hearn of Cambridge to run his department within the appropriation allotted him by the city council this year may result in his losing control of the fire and police signal systems. An amendment to the ordinance was introduced by the committee on finance at the meeting of the board of aldermen last night, but final action was postponed, the ordinance being tabled.

O'Hearn's appropriation was exhausted about a month ago and a temporary appropriation was made. This will be expended this week and the mayor will probably again order him to conduct his department with as few men as possible until the city council again acts.

The Boston Globe 13 January 1909
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Signal System Money for Mayor to Spend—
Cambridge Electrician Had Exceeded Appropriation.
The Cambridge aldermen last night virtually took control of the fire alarm signal system out of the hands of City Electrician O'Hearn by passing an order making an emergency appropriation of $1100 to be expended under the direction of the mayor for the maintenance of the system for the remainder of the year. . . . 
The Boston Globe 20 January 1909
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Owen O'Hern Found Dead in Chair in Room of Home
Mystery surrounds the death of Owen O'Hern, a teamster, who was found dead in his home at 523 Linden avenue yesterday afternoon. The morgue officials were unable to determine the cause of death, and O'Hern's stomach will be sent to Professor Green, for analysis. O'Hern had eaten his dinner and gone into the sitting room to read. About an hour later another member of the family found him dead in his chair. No credence was placed in the suicide theory by the members of his family, as he was not known to be despondent or in trouble. The coroner's office will Investigate the death, although to all appearances it seemed to be due to natural causes. O'Hern was 29 years old.
San Francisco Call 25 January 1909
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Thomas Ohearn, 55 Emmet Street, Marlboro, Mass., says: "I can truthfully say that I have never known of a kidney remedy that acted so promptly and effectively as Doan's Kidney Pills. For years I suffered from backache and though I tried remedy after remedy, I could find no relief. Several of my neighbors had used Doan's Kidney Pills with such good results that I was finally persuaded to give them a trial, procuring a box from the Burke Drug Co. In a short time I was completely cured and I have had no trouble from my back or kidney's since."
Concord Enterprise 27 January 1909
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Charged with Forgery
William Ahearn was arrested last night by Detectives Ritch and Roberds on a warrant issued in San Bernardino charging him with forgery. He was booked at the central station as a fugitive from justice. It is alleged that he passed a forged check on a merchant in San Bernardino for $25.
Los Angeles Herald 30 January 1909
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Mr. William H. Hickey, aged 28, and Miss Mary R. O'Hearn, aged 28, both of Mason county, were married this morning in St. Patrick's Church, Rev. P. M. Jones officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Hickey left later over the L. and N. on a bridal trip to Lancaster.
Maysville Public Ledger 16 February 1909
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The Harvard and Yale swimming cracks and those of Brookline swimming club are lining up for the big meet to be held at the Brookline natorium on the evening of March 3. . . . Brookline will put some very fast men into the water and expects to make a good showing. Some of those entered are swimmers who have come out this year. Frank O'Hearn gives promise of showing considerable speed in the 100-yard dash and has gone the distance in 1m 6s easily. . . . 
The Boston Globe 20 February 1909
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Morey—Ahearne.—Mrs. Morey (formerly Ellen Ahearne), age 45, medium height and build, last heard of in native village, Drumcollogher, Limerick, Ireland. Inquirer, daughter, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Minnie Morey, Albert House, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester.
The Irish Times 27 February 1909
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BROOKLINE [New Hampshire]
News Items
Miss Ellen O'Hearn of Fitchburg [Massachusetts] was a guest in town last Saturday.
Turner's Public Spirit 6 March 1909
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Mayor Reports on the Lynn Contagious Hospital.
William Ahearn Reappointed to Health Board.
LYNN, March 12—Finding that the charges of misconduct of the Lynn hospital for contagious diseases and neglect of patients at the hospital were not proven, Mayor James E. Rich of this city today announced his intention of reappointing William Ahearn, a member of the board of health whose name has been held up pending the completion of the investigation.
The Boston Globe 13 March 1909
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Charter Changes in Taunton.
At the state house yesterday the committee on cities gave a hearing on the petition for a new charter for Taunton. Representative Davol represented the petitioners. Dr. Frank A. Hubbard, Hon. William Reed, John J. Barker and Judge William E. Fuller favored the change. Hon. John B. Tracy and Hon. John Ahearn, both ex-mayors, were heard in opposition. The hearing was continued.
The Boston Globe 17 March 1909
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Edward F. Ahearn Struck By Team
   Edward F. Ahearn of 113 Main street, this city, was knocked down and run over by a team while hurrying for his [street]car at Winthrop Square, Medford, early last evening.
   Mr. Ahearn had just alighted from a Malden car and when he saw the Woburn car waiting he started to run for it and was knocked down by a team which he had not noticed.
   He was removed to the Medford police station where a physician stitched a wound in his head. He received a severe shaking up, in addition to the cut on the head, but after a short while he was able to return home by car.
The Evening News 19 March 1909
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The publication of these delinquent voters will cover a period of 11 weeks, one ward being taken each week, starting with ward 11 and going backwards.
 . . . 
Precinct Three
CEDAR STREET—Jeremiah J. O'Hearn, William Cruze, Charles L. Davis, Nathaniel Tarry, James A. Gallagher, George W. P. Dowsing.
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Cambridge Chronicle 20 March 1909
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(From Our Own Correspondent.)
At the Police Court yesterday William Albert Edward Tucker, alias Robert Fletcher, was charged with having attempted to obtain money from Andrew Small under false pretences. The Police Magistrate (Mr. D. M. Jones) occupied the Bench. Mr. B. S. Mullin (Messrs. Risien and Mullin) appeared for the defence.

Constable Deevy stated that he remembered the 6th instant, when he went to the residence of Mr. A. Small, Glenmore. About 2 p.m. the accused arrived at Mr. Small's. Mr. Small being absent, James Ahern, son-in-law of Mr. Small, went out to the accused, and both subsequently came into Mr. Small's office. Witness was at a door leading from the office into the sitting-room. He heard Mr. Ahern say it was a big lump. The accused said "Yes, I got it from the same place as the other. I took a mate in with me. We struck a rich pocket ; but it is now worked out." Ahern said "Who crushed it for you?" The accused replied "Caldwell at Copperfield, but he would only give £3 per oz. for it." Ahern asked the accused how much he had to pay for carting, and the accused said "£1 5s. per load." Ahern said "Did you get it at the place where Lock is working?" The accused replied "Lock was working higher up." Ahern asked how much he thought there was, to which the accused replied "Seventy ounces." After a while Ahern said "There is 63 oz., and it is worth £190." Ahern said that Mr. Small was in town; but he would give the accused a note to him. The accused said "All right." As the accused was walking out of the yard witness said to him "What is your name?" The accused replied "R. Fletcher." Witness said "I belong to the police force. I want to know what you have got there," pointing to the front of the accused's shirt. The accused replied "Gold." Witness said "Let me look at it." The accused pulled a pocket handkerchief from his flannel, and handed it to witness. Witness inspected it and found what appeared to be a bar of gold. Witness said to the accused "Is this gold ?" The accused said "Yes." In reply to a question the accused also said that it was the gold he had just been trying to sell to Mr. Ahern ; that he got it at the Figtree, out from Clermont ; that Caldwell, at Copperfield, crushed it ; and that the hotel keeper at Copperfield had carted the stuff. Witness said "You sold some gold to Mr. Small on Tuesday?" The accused said "I believe it was." Witness said "On that day, after Mr. Small paid you, where did you go?" The accused replied "Out to the Figtree." Witness said "Did not you and Billy M'Kean leave by train for Rockhampton that day ?" The accused made no reply. Witness then said "If Murphy says that he carted no stuff for you, what would you say?" The accused said "We dollied it out at the mine." Witness then arrested the accused for having in his possession property purported to be gold, and for which he could not give a satisfactory account. (A bar of metal about 6 in. long by 2½ in. wide, and wedge-shaped, was here produced). The accused was discharged on the 8th instant on that charge and arrested again on a charge of false pretences. When leaving Mr. Small's on the morning of his arrest the accused said "This is the first time I have ever had handcuffs on. I have been made a fool of. I am a stranger here, and don't know where the Figtree is. I was put to do that by William M'Kean. What you have there is not gold, but only copper gilded over. M'Kean is down the road waiting for me. I only came up by the train this morning. He met me and gave me that coming out. I never saw it before. M'Kean fixed it up. I know M'Kean about six weeks. I met him in Rockhampton." The accused was dressed in dark flannel and soiled grey pants and a slouch hat. When they had come three quarters of a mile from Mr. Small's the accused said "My good clothes are under the fence." The accused got over the fence and got the clothes he was now wearing. At the police station the accused said he wished to make a statement, and made the following statement, which witness took down in the presence of Sergeant Gafferty—

"I make this statement of my own free will. I arrived at Clermont about 11 a.m. on the 6th instant. About half-an-hour after I got off the train I was met by Willie M'Kean at the hotel opposite the railway station. We drove out to Small's in a sulky. On the way out M'Kean handed me what believe to be a bar of copper. It was understood between M'Kean and myself that I was to take the bar of copper to Mr. Small and sell it as gold. M'Kean got out of the sulky before we got to Small's and went into the bush to await my return. I went to Small's. [The statement agrees with Constable Deevy's evidence in respect of what happened between the accused and Mr. Ahern.] I am a stranger to Clermont and came here first a fortnight ago and left again three days afterwards for Rockhampton. I remained there until the 5th instant. I got a wire from Willie M'Kean and again left for Clermont. I thought Mr. Ahern was suspicious and I intended to do away with the metal before reaching town. I disposed of a parcel of gold about a fortnight previous—about 13 oz. —to a young lady who, I believe, is Mr. Small's daughter. She weighed the gold and gave me a receipt for it, also a note to Mr. Small, who was in Clermont, and I received from him the sum of £39 in payment for it. This gold was got by me (as I am an old amalgamator) off old battery plates supplied by Willie M'Kean. I understood them to be old plates off a battery of M'Kean's. M'Kean assisted me in getting the gold and M'Kean divided with me the money that I got for the gold. It was an understood thing that Willie M'Kean and myself were to divide the money on this occasion for the imitation gold I offered to Mr. Small."

Witness produced letters and telegrams found on the accused. Before he read the warrant to the accused on the 18th instant witness asked him if he knew anything about a letter which was sent to Mr. Small, alleged to have been written from the Figtree. The accused said "Yes. I wrote that at the Seariff Hotel, Rockhampton, at the dictation of Willie M'Kean. M'Kean brought it up to Clermont for the purpose of posting it."

The accused here pleaded "guilty."

The accused took the witness-box and gave evidence on his own behalf. He produced certificates of good character from Mount Chalmers and Rockhampton. Under cross-examination by Sergeant Cafferty he admitted having sold two parcels of gold to Mr. Small, but said he was not aware that the first parcel was spurious. The plates from which he got the first parcel were treated in the bush because the firewood was handier and a forge was not big enough to treat the plates.

Andrew Small stated that he gave the accused £30 17s. 3d. for the first lot of gold and received only £15 1s. 11d. from the mint for it.

Mr. Mullin addressed the Bench, asking for another chance for the prisoner.

The Police Magistrate said that the attempt had been most deliberate ; but he would give prisoner the opportunity to start again. He would fine him £25, with the alternative of six months' imprisonment in Rockhampton Gaol, the sentence to be suspended under the first offenders clauses of the Criminal Code.

Mr. Mullin said Fletcher had promised to pay Mr. Small the amount he lost on the first parcel of gold. Fletcher said he would do so as soon as he got work.

Clermont, 24th March, 1900.

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 27 March 1909
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AHERNE.—News wanted of Patrick Aherne, native of Cork. Left England at the time of the Maori War, then in the 14th Bengal Tigers. Believed to have taken his discharge in Melbourne.
Perth Sunday Times 28 March 1909
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Tech Hockey Team Chooses Officers for Next Year's Team.
William J. O'Hearn '10 of Brookline, one of the best all-round athletes at Tech, was elected captain of next year's hockey team, yesterday. He played on the Brookline high hockey, baseball and football teams for two years, has been two years on his class football and baseball teams at Tech and has played varsity hockey for three years.
The Boston Globe 28 March 1909
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Local Brevities
CHARGED WITH BURGLARY—James Harner and William O'Hearn were booked at the city prison yesterday on a charge of burglary. They are accused of breaking into the store of Mrs. Mary Mullin, 1512 San Bruno avenue, Sunday, and stealing a quantity, of tobacco and liquor.
San Francisco Call 6 April 1909
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Firemen Carry Three From Burning Building.
SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., April 9—A spectacular res