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1920-1930


WARDER'S DEATH IN BORSTAL INSTITUTION
TWO YOUTHS CHARGED WITH MURDER.
The Rochester Bench yesterday committed for trial at the next Kent Assizes Frederick James Cullender, alias Smith, and William Ernest Scutt, the two Borstal youths, on a charge of murdering Edward James Adams, a warder, at the institution. Walter Cotton, an inmate, spoke to seeing Smith and another, who he believed was Scutt, pass his cell door on the evening of January 2nd, after he had heard a bang and a rattle of keys. Mr. J. W. Ahearne, Deputy-Governor at Borstal, said that Smith was awaiting an inquiry for smashing up the institution property. It was unusual to allow an inmate out of the punishment cell, and Adams must have acted on his own responsibility. . . . 
The Irish Times 13 January 1920
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MANY BOXERS TRAINING AT ACORN A. C. GYM
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Popular Club to Offer Big Program for Smoker Tomorrow Night
   The Acorn A. C. gym in Kossuth street is a busy place these days and about 15 boxers perform there daily. Its gym is a fine spot for training purposes and the local mitt artists realize it and never miss an opportunity to get over there and workout.
   Among the boys who do their training at the Acorn club are: Louis Bogash, Larry Williams, Bud Palmer, Young Angelo, Young O'Leary, Chick Turner, Frankie Ahearn, Young Roach, Louie Leadoux, Leo Johnson, Panama George Dixon, Joe Boyne, Prof. Whithley, Young Delaney and Jimmy Coffey.
Bridgeport Telegram 21 January 1920
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SINN FEIN TO FORCE ISSUE
Will Challenge Government Supremacy Through Strength Gathered at Elections.
By DANIEL O'CONNELL,
I. N. S. Staff Correspondent.
DUBLIN, Jan. 21.—The Sinn Feiners are planning today to make immediate challenge for government supremacy in Ireland, now that they have captured most of the local administrations in the recent election. The local government board at Dublin Castle has the power to veto all proposals of the local boards, but the Sinn Feiners declare they will refuse to carry out Dublin Castle's dictates in the future.
First Challenge Coming.
The first challenge to Dublin castle, seat of British authority in Ireland, will come within ten days, when nominations for sheriffs are made. Each local board forwards three nominations to the lord lieutenant for final selection. The Sinn Fein organization at Cork has given notice that it will send in the following: Alderman Murray, who is now in jail, and who will select the jury to try himself if he is made sheriff; Dennis McNeill, who is charged with shooting Chief Constable Cortt, and who was afterward daringly rescued from prison by his friends; and Michael Ahearn, who is wanted by the police in connection with the charge of possession of firearms.
Victors In Hiding.
McNeill and Ahearn have both been in hiding since they were rescued from Jail. The Cork Sinn Feiners declare that if these names are turned down they will send three more that might prove equally objectionable to the British authorities. It is reported that the local Sinn Fein organizations everywhere have adopted a similar policy. The Sinn Feiners claim that in the past Dublin Castle appointed officials objectionable to them, and now that they have captured the local governments after years of trials and tribulations they are going to return the compliment. Many of the Sinn Feiners elected to local offices in the municipal elections have gone into hiding, fearing arrest. If arrested their plans for sending in the name s of Sinn Feiners for sheriff would be frustrated.
The Washington Times 21 January 1920
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OFFICE OF LORD MAYOR OF CORK TO BE ABOLISHED
   Our Cork Correspondent telegraphed on Tuesday night :—Rumours were current in Cork to-night as to the policy which the Sinn Fein Party in the Corporation will adopt when they meet for the election of a Lord Mayor and High Sheriff on Friday week. It is said that they will adopt a policy of obstruction to British rule, and, as they have a working majority on the Council, they will propose to abolish what is called the British institution of Lord Mayor and simply elect a chairman.
   As to the statutory procedure of submitting the names of three persons from which the Viceroy will be pleased to select one to fill the ancient office of High Sheriff, it is said that the nominees will be Alderman Frederick Murray, who is awaiting trial in Cork Jail on a charge of wounding a policeman ; Denis McNeilus, a native of Donegal, who is "wanted" for the alleged attempted murder of a police sergeant, and who was rescued from Cork County Jail under extraordinary circumstances ; and Andrew Ahern, who is "wanted" because he was the occupier of the house known as the Grattan street Arsenal, where a terrible explosion occurred with fatal results, and where later a huge quantity of bombs and gelignite was found under the basement of the wrecked building.
   It is further stated that the Republican majority in the Corporation will ignore the authority of the Local Government Board.
The Irish Times 24 January 1920
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POLICE RESCUE TWO FROM NORTH RIVER
NEW YORK, Jan. 25.—Plunging into the ice filled North River at Thirty-seventh street, Policemen Frank Gibrier, William Ahearn and John McCarthy today rescued John Garvey, thirty-nine years old, of 596 Eleventh avenue, and Dover Gilbert, twenty-five years old, of 25 High street, Paterson, N. J. The officers were forced to dive several times before effecting the rescue. The two men were operating a large motor truck used by the street cleaning department and were about to dump a load of snow into the river when the rear wheels slipped, the truck went into the water and the men were sucked below the surface, when the machine sank.
Bridgeport Telegram 26 January 1920
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RAID ON SINN FEIN
Many Arrests in Ireland
   So far as is known, nearly 50 arrests were made in the counties of Cork, Clare, Tipperary, and Limerick. In Thurles, Co. Tipperary, a number of arrests was [sic] made on Friday night shortly before the meeting of the newly-elected Urban Council. Some of those taken into custody are members of the council. One of the prisoners is an organizer of the Transport Workers' Union and is the local president of Sinn Fein, and a third is a secondary teacher. Houses in the town were searched during the night. At Bantry, Co. Cork, Mr. R. Keyes, a newly-elected member of the Town Council and a well-known Sinn Feiner, was arrested, and Mr. J. Ahearne was taken at his home in Dunmanway. Thirteen arrests were made in the city of Limerick. The prisoners were taken by train to Cork, where they were afterwards joined by the Clare and Tipperary prisoners. In Cork city the number of men taken into custody was about 20.
   Up to this afternoon none of the prisoners had been deported. The outgoing steamers at Kingstown and Dublin were watched last night by friends of the men in custody, but no deportations took place.
The Times 2 February 1920
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McNally and Silverman Held
   Walter L. McNally, aged 22, and Joseph Silverman, aged 22, of Edgewood st. Roxbury, were held in $1000 each until next Thursday by Associate Justice Timothy J. Ahern in Roxbury yesterday. They pleaded not guilty of breaking and entering the apartment of Mrs. Jennie Hughes, 377 Dudley st. Roxbury, and stealing a pendant.

“Human Fly” Elsmore Held in $10,000 Bonds
   Harry C. Ellsmore, 22 years old, known as the “human fly,” who shot and wounded patrolman O'Connell of Brookline, pleaded guilty in Roxbury yesterday to breaking and entering and stealing and was held by Judge Ahern in $10,000 bonds.
   Elsmore was charged with breaking into the apartment of Mrs. A. B. Chapman at 15 Queensberry st. Back Bay, while armed, and stealing valuables valued at $311, on Jan. 10, also with carrying a loaded revolver without a permit. To both complaints he pleaded guilty, waiving examination. Judge Ahern declined jurisdiction in the second complaint.
The Boston Globe 14 February 1920
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20 STORE WINDOWS BROKEN
Police Believe Strikers Caused Raid on Glass.
Striking glaziers are believed by the police to have been responsible for the destruction early yesterday of a score of plate glass windows in stores along Third Avenue, between Seventy-sixth and Eighty-fourth Streets. The first crash of glass came from the confectionery store owned by Lehas Brothers at 1,388 Third Avenue. Policeman George Oettinger, running in the direction of the store, met William Edwards of 320 East 108th Street and William Ahern of 273 East Seventy-fourth Street. They denied knowing anything about the destruction of the window, but the policeman arrested them. As he was returning to his post the policeman heard another crash of glass, this time from the store of the United Cigar Stores Company at the same address. Nobody was in sight when the policeman reached the store. Soon after reports reached the East Sixty-seventh Street Station that windows in eighteen other stores had been shattered with bricks. Detectives reported later that a number of glaziers several days ago went on strike, and they gave it as their opinion that some of the strikers, to stir up business for themselves, employed men to break the windows. Edwards and Ahern in Yorkville Court were held in $500 bail each for a hearing Tuesday.
New York Times 20 February 1920
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CONCORD JUNCTION
Francis Ahearn of Marlboro, formerly of Concord Junction, spent Sunday with friends in town.
Concord Enterprise 25 February 1920
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PROBABLE NEW MEMBERS.
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MR. WALTER FINLEY O'HEARN,
Labour (Maitland).
The Sydney Morning Herald 26 March 1920
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MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
LOVELOCK, March 27.—Two licenses were issued by J. H. Causten, county clerk, this week. One to Norman Carl Ahern of Unionville and Lyle Thompson of Salt Lake City, who were married by Justice of the Peace Beale of Imlay and one to John Chambers and Mrs. Bina Johnson, who were married on the same day at the bride's home by Judge Kromer.
Reno Evening Gazette 27 March 1920
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SHORT LOCALS
Mr. J. W. Ahern and Mrs. John Ahern of the Newark road spent Easter in Zanesville with Mr. John Ahern, who is operating a florist shop in that city.
The Democratic Banner 6 April 1920
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Campus Brevities
Alpha Sigma Phi announces the pledging of Patrick O'Hearn, '22 of Joliet. [at University of Illinois]
Daily Illini 20 April 1920
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Miss Lucille Ahern of Laflin St. has taken a trip to Butte, Mont., where she intends to remain all sumer.
The Englewood Economist 26 May 1920
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STONY POINT.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom O'Hearn and Mr. Bernard O'Hearn were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Barr.
The Central Record 27 May 1920
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AFTER fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, in its Probate jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the LAST WILL of DANIEL JAMES AHERN, late of "Kiaora," Cranbourne road, Dandenong, in the said State, retired State school teacher, deceased, be granted to James Joseph Ahern, of Pakenham, in the said State, shire secretary, and Mary Agnes Ahern, of Dandenong aforesaid, trained nurse, the executors appointed by the said will.

Dated this twenty-seventh day of May, 1920. MACPHERSON and KELLEY, 237 Colllns street, Melbourne, and at Dandenong, proctors for the applicants.

The Argus 28 May 1920
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CHAMPAIGN
Miss Margaret Ahern has returned from a visit to Chicago.
Urbana Daily Courier 26 June 1920
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FRANKLIN MAN DIES IN TROLLEY ACCIDENT
FRANKLIN, July 4—Bernard Ahern, aged about 50 years, of Union st., was killed about 11:30 o'clock last night when he was struck by a Woonsocket trolley car near Silver Lake, Bellingham. Ahern's skull was fractured. He was brought to Franklin in the trolley car. Dr. Carl E. Richardson pronounced him dead. Ahern is survived by a sister.
The Boston Globe 5 July 1920
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Tough Day Ahead For World Records
 . . . Dan Ahearn of Chicago, who was ineligible for the Olympic team in 1912, holder of the world's record of 50 feet 11 inches, is expected with Landers to be the best in the running hop, step and jump. They have both cleared more than 47 feet this Spring. United States did not score in this event in 1912, but if Ahearn and Landers come up to their best, they should do well at Antwerp.
The Boston Globe 11 July 1920
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DORCHESTER DWELLINGS
Michael J. Ahern has purchased from Francis W. Doherty, 20 Treadway road, off Savin Hill av., Dorchester, and taken title. It is rated at $3400. The frame house occupies 3200 sq. ft. land, the latter taxed for $700. The final papers have gone to record.
The Boston Globe 15 July 1920
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Mrs. Martin Kelly and Mr. Frank Ahern of Akron are in this city, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Ahern Jr. of the Granville road.
The Democratic Banner 16 July 1920
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CHAMPAIGN
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bowman and Misses Alice, Margaret and Roma Ahern spent Sunday with friends near Tuscola.
Urbana Daily Courier 19 July 1920
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IRELAND.
The police, when searching the hedges where the military lorry near Cork was attacked on Saturday, found five revolvers of German pattern and some bombs. John Ahern, a civilian who was killed in the attack, wore the uniform of an officer of the "Republican" army.
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 3 August 1920
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TWO INQUESTS ABANDONED AT CORK.
Jurors Refuse to Attend.
   Coroner McCabe attended at the Cork military barracks yesterday evening to inquire into the death of John Aherne, of Coole East, White's Cross, whose dead body was picked up by the military on Saturday afternoon at the scene of the desperate attack on a military mail van, when five soldiers were wounded by a bomb hurled amongst them. District Inspector Heggert represented the authorities. Only six jurors attended, and the police said that it was impossible to empanel a jury.
   District Inspector Heggert said that the jurors could not be forced to come, but the Coroner could fine them.
   Coroner—Under these circumstances we cannot hold inquests. Relatives can take the body.
   District Inspector Heggert asked did the same ruling apply to the inquest on Private Ernest Ballowe, of the Manchester Regiment, who died on Sunday as the result of wounds received in the Gougane Barra hold-up.
   The Coroner replied in the affirmative, and both inquests fell through.
The Irish Times 3 August 1920
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File Suit to Partition Property in Champaign
Walter R. Divan today filed in circuit court against Bertha H. Kruse and others a bill to partition property at First and Church street, Champaign, belonging to Henry C. Ahern's estate.
Urbana Daily Courier 4 August 1920
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IMLAY ITEMS
Norman Ahern of Salt Lake City, was an Imlay visitor last week looking after his mining interests in Unionville.
Reno Evening Gazette 4 August 1920
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THE DEAD CIVILIAN
Telegraphing on Sunday night, our Cork correspondent states—In the attempt to ambush the military lorry yesterday morning, which was conveying mails from Cork Barracks to Fermoy garrison, a civilian, John Aherne, of Coole East, was killed, and other civilians were wounded. A number of persons arrested by troops afterwards in the vicinity of the outrage have been set at liberty, as they satisfied the military authorities that they had taken no part in the affray. The civilian who was picked up dead was wearing, it is said, the uniform of an officer of the Republican Army.
The Irish Times 7 August 1920
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CHAMPION ATHLETE TO BE SENT HOME
Dan Ahern, World Record Holder,
Will Be Fired off Olympic Team
Antwerp, Aug. 13.—Dan Ahern of the Illinois A. C., world's record holder for the hop, step and jump has been dismissed from the American Olympic team on charges of insubordination. It was said Ahern defied the committee's rule requiring athletes to be in their quarters by 10 o'clock. He was compelled to turn in his uniform and credentials and will be returned to America on the first transport.
Ellensburg Daily Record 13 August 1920
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AMERICAN ATHLETE OUSTED FROM TEAM
Ahearn Dismissed at Antwerp on Insubordination Charge—
Will Be Sent Home.
ACTION AROUSES STORM
Members of U. S. Contingent Demand Case Be Reheard—
Heckle Kirby and Weeks.
TWO OTHERS WITHDRAWN
ANTWERP, Aug. 13 (Associated Press).—Dan Ahearn, of the Illinois A. C., world's record holder for the hop, step and jump has been dismissed from the American Olympic team on charges of insubordination. It was alleged that Ahearn defied the committee's rule requiring athletes to be in their quarters by ten o'clock. He was compelled to turn in his uniform and credentials and will be returned to America on the first transport, President Gustavus T. Kirby of the American Olympic Committee announced today.

Ahearn is in no way charged with dissipation. The question is merely one of violation of discipline. His contention was that he was unable to sleep in the noisy schoolhouse, preferring the hotel where the big weight men are allowed to sleep.

A certain few of the athletes have informed the American Olympic Committee that they will not compete in the Stadium events unless Ahearn is reinstated. The committee replied that the expulsion is irrevocable, and that their decision will stand even it 90 per cent of the athletes refuse to compete. The committeemen say they think the majority of the team will support them.

Athletes Heckle Committee.
The athletes at a boisterous mass meeting tonight virtually forced the committee to reconsider the case of Ahearn with the Athletes' Committee tomorrow. In addition to the Ahearn case other complaints of the athletes are to be heard. The meeting was characterized by considerable feeling on the part of the athletes, during which there were cat-calls and heckling of President Kirby and Judge Bartow S. Weeks of the committee, who addressed the men. Also there was considerable wrangling among the athletes themselves, mixed with demands for silence from the more moderate of them as heckling interrogations were flung at the speakers.

After Mr. Kirby had outlined the action of Ahearn which resulted in his being dropped from the team, Judge Weeks spoke of Ahearn's alleged defiant attitude. Judge Weeks pleaded the need of team work and discipline among the athletes and ended his remarks with the question "What position would you be in if the committee refused to continue its duty?" "Go ahead, we will get a better committee." and other similar remarks were shouted at Judge Weeks. The outburst of the athletes seemingly left the committee stunned. When Judge Weeks in a few moments resumed his address he again was heckled with various questions, amid demands for silence on the part of some of the athletes.

New York Times 14 August 1920
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COMMITTEE FORCED TO CONSIDER CASE OF DANNY AHEARN
Antwerp, Aug. 13.—The American Olympic athletes at a boisterous mass-meeting tonight virtually forced the American olympic committee to reconsider the case of Dan Ahearn, the hop-step-and-jump champion, with the athlete's committee tomorrow. Ahearn was dismissed from the team today by the American olympic committee for alleged insubordination.
Charlotte Daily Observer 14 August 1920
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DAN AHEARN REINSTATED BY OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
ANTWERP, Aug. 14—The dispute between the Olympic committee and members of the American team over disqualification of Dan Ahearn, world record-holder for the hop, step and jump, was settled today. Ahearn apologized for breaking the rule that all athletes must retire early and the committee reinstated him. The committee's action followed demands made by a committee representing the athletes that Ahearn be allowed to compete. Dissatisfaction among the American team with the manner in which the committee has proceeded was brought to a head with the disqualification of Ahearn, three times a contestant in the Olympics. The committee declaration that resulted from Ahearn's breaking training by not retiring at the hour set, caused a storm of protest.

A mass meeting of the American team was called and demanded that the Ahearn case be reconsidered. The committee members, after attempting to explain their action, finally agreed to meet today and reconsider the disqualification. During the mass meeting, Judge Bartow S. Weeks, a member of the committee, declared: “Ahearn was trying to dictate to the committee. What would you say if the committee would stop you from competing?” The crowd jerred [sic] Weeks, and cries of “fine” and “that suits us” were heard from all parts of the crowd. The athletes formed a committee and threatened to overthrow the American Athletic Union on reaching home.

Besides Ahearn, the committee disqualified Ted Schneider, American boxer, on grounds of professionalism. The leaders of the committee named by the athletes were Charlie Paddock, the crack Pasadena, Cal. sprinter; R. F. Remer of New York and F. C. Foss, Chicago. The navy crew, which has been unable to find quarters, is forced to sleep over a saloon built at the side of a canal. The dampness caused an epidemic of colds, which were not serious.

Oakland Tribune 14 August 1920
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AHEARN BACK ON TEAM
Apologizes for Alleged Insubordination and Is Reinstated
Antwerp, Aug. 14—The reinstatement of Dan Ahern of the Illinois A. C., dismissed Friday from the American Olympic team on charges of insubordination was announced Saturday noon. Ahern apologized Saturday morning in the presence of both the American committees. They accepted his apology and he was restored to his former standing on the team, closing the incident. The American athletes, at a boisterous mass meeting Friday night, virtually forced the American Olympic committee to reconsider the case of Ahern, who is hop, step and jump champion. Ahern was dismissed from the team today by the American Olympic committee for alleged insubordination. The meeting was characterized by considerable feeling on the part of the athletes during which there were cat-calls and heckling of Gustavus T. Kirby, president of the American Olympic committee, and Judge Barlow S. Weeks of the committee, who addressed the meeting. Also there was considerable wrangling among the athletes themselves mixed with the demands for silence from the more moderate of them as heckling interrogations were flung at the speaker.
San Antonio Light 14 August 1920
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Olympic Dispute on Eligibility of Ahearn Is Ended
Antwerp, August 14.—(United Press)—The dispute between the Olympic committee and members of the American team over disqualification of Dan Ahearn, world record holder for the hop, step and jump, was settled today. Ahearn apologized for breaking the rule that all athletes must retire early and the committee reinstated him. The committee's action followed demands made by a committee representing the athletes that Ahearn be allowed to compete.
The Anniston Star 14 August 1920
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Army Orders and Assignments
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.—The War Department published the following orders today:
Miscellaneous
Ahern, Maj. G. P., retired, to Jacksonville, Fla., as Recr. Offr.
New York Times 14 August 1920
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Olympic Summaries
Hop, Step and Jump
Final—Won by Timlos, Finland, 14.55 or 47 ft. 7 1-3 in.; second, Jannison, Sweden, 14.48 meters; third, Almlof, Sweden, 14.27; fourth, Sahling, Sweden, 14.175, fifth, Sherman Landers, Chicago A. A., 14.17; sixth, Dan Ahearn Illinois A. C., 14.8.
Evening Public Ledger 21 August 1920
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Sport News and Gossip
Olympiad Already in Hands of Americans
Antwerp, Aug. 21— . . . The other final run-off today was the hop, step and jump. Dan Ahern of Chicago, the record holder over whose tentative suspension for alleged violation of training rules the entire American team went on strike just before the game began, could do no better than sixth place. . . . 
The Anniston Star 22 August 1920
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Ahearn Makes Poor Showing
Dan Ahearn, the world's record holder, made a very disappointing showing in the hop, step and jump, being more than four feet behind his best mark. Timlos, the Finn, who won the event, holds the European record with a leap of 50 feet 6 inches, and in the Finnish trials held last July did slightly over 51 feet. Almloff, of Sweden, finished third to-day, just as he did at Stockholm in 1912.
New-York Tribune 22 August 1920
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WORCESTER
A Worcester branch of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has just been formed under the name of Homer J. Wheaton Post in honor of the first Worcester soldier who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War and an open meeting of the post is to be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 in the Alhambra of the Knights of Columbus building for the installation of officers. The women's drill team of the Lynn Post auxiliary will give an exhibition. Patrick F. Ahearn is the first commander of the Worcester post, with George L. Malone adjutant and Carl Ross quartermaster sergeant.
The Boston Globe 22 August 1920
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INDUSTRIALS IN OLYMPIC
AKRON, O.,—The American Industrial Athletic Association is well represented among the teams which are competing for honors at the Olympic meet in Antwerp. Three members of the American team and one member of the Canadian team have taken part and won prizes in A.I.A.A. national track meets. The A.I.A.A. men on the American team are Joie Ray, world's champion middle distance runner; Dan Ahern, national hop, step and jump champion and Frank Loomis, holder of the world's record in the 400-meter hurdles. The representation on the Canadian team is Campbell Freeman, walking champion. Ray competed in A.I.A.A. meets while a member of the track teams of the Gary, Ind., Tin Mill, and the B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co. Ahern is employed by Morris & Co., Chicago. Freeman also represented the B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co. It is significant that this quartette of track stars are workingmen and won their position in the track firmament thru diligent training after working hours. Ray and Freeman are mechanics by profession, Ahern is of a factory police force, and Loomis is an accountant. Industrial workers are watching their representatives with the same keen interest that college men are following their heroes at Antwerp.
Lima Ohio News 23 August 1920
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AHEARN CASE NEARLY RESULTED IN SPLIT
"Why Don't You Quit?" Query Of Men to Committee
Many Complaints Are Voiced by American Athletes
By John J. Hallahan
ANTWERP, Aug. 15 (By Mail) Friday, Aug. 13, at Antwerp was showdown day in American track and field athletics. The American Olympic Committee, of which Gustavus Town Kirby is president, decided to punish Daniel F. Ahearn of the Illinois A. C. of Chicago for a breach of the rules, as set down by it, preliminary to the Olympic championships. The A. O. C. declared the athlete forfeited his membership of the American contingent because he stayed away from the schoolhouse on Rue Onaden the night of Aug. 12. It appears that the holder of the world's record for the event had remained away the night of Aug. 11, that he had been cautioned and told by the committee he must remain at the quarters. In the face of what he was told, Ahearn did not comply with the wishes of the committee. He stayed out, finding the quarters of Paddy Ryan, the hammer thrower, in the American Hotel more agreeable and conductive to enabling him to get better sleep than at the schoolhouse, where he had been quartered with nine other athletes, sleeping on cots.

Ahearn neither asked nor received permission to stay away from the schoolhouse. This is what the committee members objected to. Ahearn had been before the committee the afternoon of Aug. 12, and told he must not make his own rules. After staying away that night Ahearn was again called before the committee. He told the members where he was. The committee sent for him the second time and Ahearn refused to meet the members. The latter, headed by Pres. Kirby and Justice Barlow S. Weeks, went into the schoolyard and asked Ahearn to come into the office.

Ahearn Defies Committee
He did, and listened to various members of the committee, chiefly Messrs. Kirby and Weeks. After hearing what he had to say, the athlete told them he would remain out again that night, that he had a cold and needed to go to a Turkish bath. He told the committee he was no longer a kid, that he knew how to train and the methods by which he could obtain the best results. This was too much for the committee. Pres. Kirby told him he was dropped from the team. To the correspondents accompanying the athletes Kirby said "Dan Ahearn has been dropped from the team. He has been ordered to turn in his American Olympic uniform. He will be sent back to the United States on the first transport." The decision was a big surprise, and naturally all the newspapermen got busy and sent the news back home. As soon as Ahearn's pal, Paddy Ryan who was responsible for the Chicago athlete staying out, heard of it, he told the athletes he would not compete for America if the committee was to be permitted to carry through the decision.

The matter was talked over before the boys sat down to dinner Aug. 13, and a meeting of the members of the team was called to take place after the meal. This was not needed. Pres. Kirby said he would speak to the members of the team after they had supper. He was told not to do so, as the boys would show him little consideration. Despite this Kirby accompanied by Judge Weeks went into the schoolyard. The former mounted one of the benches, after the bugler had sounded assembly. The athletes gathered around him, listened to his words, but waited anxiously until he told of the decision rendered against Ahearn. When he concluded, finishing by telling of the need of discipline and other things essential to bring about victory, also of the great United States, his words were met with dead silence. As soon as Kirby had finished, Judge Weeks announced he had something to say. A snicker could be heard among the athletes. He went into the Ahearn case at great length and said, "What would you boys think if the committee was to quit?" A cheer went up and some one asked, "Why don't you?" The thing for which the athletes had been waiting since they left New York was about to develop. Weeks told how he had been unable to get decent quarters in Antwerp or on the boat and finally, after he had asked many questions of individual athletes, Norman Ross, the swimmer and spokesman for the team, took his place on the bench.

Food Criticised by Ross
He asked Judge Weeks how it was to be expected athletes could get the best results when breakfast consisted of two small sardines, and things hardly up to keeping the men in condition. Ross put many questions to Judge Weeks and the discussion resulted in many athletes inquiring about this and that, which had not been provided for. Ross said, as spokesman for the team, that he realized that Ahearn's attitude toward the committee had not been all the men could have wished, but said the committee was too hasty in its action and had permitted other things to be done without the men being censured. He asked Judge Weeks if he fully realized what it meant for an athlete to suffer such a disgrace. Ross inquired what was to be done for the improvement of conditions and whether the men were to be given better treatment on their return trip. Pres. Kirby also asked Ross some questions that night he asked if a committee of the athletes could not arrange for a meeting with the Olympic committee. This was done and they met the next morning with the result that Ahearn, who had refused to make the trip to Stockholm as a member of the English team in 1912, was reinstated.

Pres. Kirby said that conditions would be improved and that the meals would he better. Ahearn, it may be recalled, was invited by Great Britain to go to London in 1912 and start training for Stockholm. Ahearn had not been a citizen of the United States at the time. The action of the athletes against the Olympic committee was something new in the history of amateur athletics. The committee was made to realize that the athletes were not to be treated as children and that they must be given the best, as are the representatives of the other countries.

As soon as the committee rescinded its decision against Ahearn and had given the athletes the promise of better food, the members of the team went about their work as if nothing happened, although it was generally thought the men would hardly be able to give their best efforts after what they had gone through. Some of the men wanted to break training and abandon all idea of competing in the games. With everything righted, the men, as already stated, got busy and presented one of the largest collections of athletes at the opening of the games Saturday, marching as if they had been born soldiers. The opening exercises at the Stadium Saturday, Aug. 14, were attended by about l5,000, half filling the structure. No aggregation looked better than the Americans. Harry Hebner, member of three Olympic teams, carried the standard, and Patrick McDonald, the New York A. C. weight thrower, carried the colors, flanked on either side by members of the Army and Navy. After them came Pres. Kirby, the officials, members of the Olympic committee, Gen. Sage and the Army officers. Then came coaches, followed by Manager Mat Halpin leading the athletes. The women swimmers, wearing white straw hats, flannel skirts, and blue coats, led the athletes. The midshipmen and members of the Navy end of the team brought up the rear.

The Boston Globe 27 August 1920
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Coast Guard Orders
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2.—These Coast Guard orders were bulletined today:
Ahern, Lt. Comdr. J. L., to the Comanche.
New York Times 3 September 1920
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DUBLIN METROPOLITAN POLICE
OFFICIAL LIST.
PROMOTION.
   Constable Joseph Malcolmson, of the B Division, has been promoted to Sergeant, vice Sergeant J. Walshe, pensioned.
RETIREMENT ON PENSION.
   Sergeant John Walshe, 24 D, has retired on pension after twenty-nine years' service.
MEN ALLOCATED TO DIVISIONS.
   The following, having completed training, left the Depot, Kevin street, on the 27th ult., and were allocated to Divisions :— Michael J. Dillon, Patrick Sullivan, Francis J. Ahearne, Patrick Clarke, John Lalor, Alfred J. Carter, Henry W. Beveridge, James Wortley, and John Hogan.
The Irish Times 4 September 1920
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Miss Roma Ahern of 209 West Church street, has returned from a visit to Chicago.
Urbana Daily Courier 8 September 1920
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U. S. Athletes Return Angry At Committee
Failure to Provide Sufficient Food, Enough Bed Clothing
and Proper Sleeping Quarters Is Charged
Trip to Games a Hardship
Olympic Victories Gained Through Good Treatment by Army and Navy Men
Forty-nine victorious American athletes, fresh from their conquests in the Olympic games at Antwerp, arrived here yesterday on the transport Sherman, trained to the minute as kickers. Despite their victories in the stadium, they had had a hard time abroad, they said, and they left nothing to the imagination in describing what they called the mismanagement of the American Olympic Committee which had taken them abroad and piloted their destinies in Belgium. They won events in spite of rather than because of the management of the committees they charged.
Kept at Sea Two Weeks
The primary complaint which was backed up by all was unsatisfactory means of transportation in sending them overseas. The American Olympic Committee sent them over on the army transport Princess Matoika, which kept them cooped up on the Atlantic for almost two weeks, with little or no opportunity to train. The army and navy came in for boundless praise, it being the contention of the returning athletes that these two branches of the United States service, by their general initiative, common sense and willingness to help out at all times, alone saved the American contestants from ignominious defeat.

Gustave Kirby, president of the American Olympic Committee, and Justice Bartow S. Weeks, of the Supreme Court, the committee's secretary, were said to be the storm center of the Olympian's tribulations abroad. In describing a meeting of the American team when it was addressed by Messrs. Weeks and Kirby in the hope of adjusting the difficulties, the men said that Justice Weeks was booed when he tried to speak. When he finally made himself heard he is quoted by the men as having said: "What would you do if we were to leave you here cold?" This question they said was received by loud hurrahs. Then the secretary asked the men if they could propose a solution to the controversy and the answer was, "Give us a new committee and you old fogies get out." When Kirby sought to address them the men said they "howled him down."

Dispute Over Athlete
The controversy which brought about the meeting centered upon Dan Ahern, of Chicago, the hop-skip-and-jump champion, who had been suspended from participation in the games because he left a Belgian school house where the men were quartered and registered at a hotel. The meeting ended with the reinstatement of Ahern.

Lieutenant Matt McGrath, of the Police Department, who contested in the weight-throwing contests, said he would never enter an Olympic meet again. "If it had had not been for the army and navy," he said, "we would have suffered a terrific defeat. They saw to it after we landed that we got proper clothing and decent food. The quarters going over on the Princess Matoika were unfit for trained men, and the two weeks on the ocean were enough to ruin any athlete. Any trainer will tell you that a week at sea is long enough and that a man should train at least two weeks before entering the contest.

One Sardine for Each Man
A Belgian schoolhouse at 14 Odeon Street, Antwerp, was another factor that added to the discontent of the athletes. Many of them were Catholics and refused to eat the meat that was served to them at the schoolhouse the Friday after their arrival. When they asked for fish the Belgian hotel keeper who had the contract for feeding them found a box of sardines and served one tiny sardine to each of the abstaining athletes. The men protested also at being held board the Princess Matoika for a day and a half after the vessel arrived in Antwerp, and they described their quarters ashore as unsanitary and their food as being "unfit for dogs." Commander Mayo, of the cruiser Frederick, and General Sage, in command of the army embarkation at Antwerp, were praised for their efforts to make the athletes comfortable. When reports of the dissatisfaction reached these officers they provided competent cooks, good food and plenty of blankets, and thereafter the contestants fared better.
New-York Tribune 12 September 1920
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BACKS INTO TREE
Two Men Injured When Auto Crashes—
Machine Got Away from Man Who Started Car
Montpelier. Sept. 12.—William O'Brien and William Ahern of White River Junction were injured to-night here when an automobile, No. 25344, was backed into a tree. O'Brien was unconscious for a time and is at the hospital in a dazed condition. The owner of the machine was at supper when the accident occurred. Some other party tried to start the car, which got away from him, hitting the tree. The boys were en route to Waterbury to witness third degree work in the Knights of Columbus.
Burlington Weekly Free Press 16 September 1920
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UNVEIL MONUMENT TO PARISH SOLDIERS
415 of One Salem Church in World War
   SALEM, Sept. 19—Ten thosand persons assembled on Hawthorne place this afternoon to witness the unveiling of a monument erected to commemorate the service rendered by 415 young men of the Immaculate Conception parish in the World War. Fifteen made the supreme sacrifice.
   Preceding the dedicatory exercises, 200 ex-service men of the parish gathered in front of Fr. Mathew Hall on Essex st., and, under escort of a platoon of police, Salem Cadet Band, Phil H. Sheridan Post 34, G. A. R. and Capt. J. R. C. Peabody Camp, U. S. W. V., went to the site of the monument, which is nearly opposite the Immaculate Conception Church.
   Among the number seated on the platform during the exercises were Rev. Richard J. Cullen, of Cameron, Mo., a native of Salem; Ex-Mayor John F. Hurley; Col. J. Frank Dalton, Maj. Cornelius Ahearn, John C. Purbeck, S. V. C., Post 34, G. A. R.; members of the City Council, John J. Connolley, Everet E. Austin and Rev. Patrick L. Crayton, curate of the church, who planned the execrise.
   The monument was unveiled by Miss [missing text] city by Mr. Meehan, and accepted by Christian Lantz, chairman of the Board of Park Commissioners. Mayor Sullivan then spoke on "Our City's Tribute." Rev. John P. Sullivan gave an address on "Our Patriotic Dead." The band gave a concert.
   The monument, made of Presque Isle, Mr. pink granite, is composed of four pieces, the total height being 11 feet. On the plinth is inscribed "A perpetual memorial to the 415 boys of the Immaculate Conception parish who served their country in the World War, 1914-1919 [sic]." This section of the monument is adorned with a border of bound rods, typifying the "Last Peace."
   Facing south is a life-size bronze figure of Liberty in bas-relief. This design signifies "Triumphant Victory." On the shield held in Liberty's hand is the quotation "For God and Country." The monument has been approved by the Boston Art Commission.
The Boston Globe 20 September 1920
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Two Witnesses Arrested in Chicoine Murder Case
Montreal, Sept. 22.—Two men have been arrested, one in Toronto, and another in Victoria, B.C., as possible material witnesses in the case of Constable Thomas Chicoine, who was murdered on his beat on the night of June 13 by men he interrupted while committing a burglary, the local police have been advised. The police are holding two more men here as witnesses. The police give the name of the man taken into custody in Toronto as Harold Ahearn. The name of the witness held in Vancouver has not been divulged here.
Manitoba Free Press 23 September 1920
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WARRNAMBOOL
Constable James Ahearn had an exciting chase after a young man whom he wished to question. From his home at Spring Gardens, the man ran into the country, crossing the Merri River at Wollaston by wading over the flooded river, and hid from the constable for some time by lying with his leg in the river and the upper part of his body in a rabbit burrow. After having covered a distance of six miles in three hours, he was captured by Constable Ahearn at Woodford.
Melbourne Argus 24 September 1920
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YALE '24 GETS 13 POINTS, VARSITY 21
Eli Cubs' First Tussle With Tad Jones' Regulars
O'Hearn, Quarter, Outstanding Player for Youngsters
NEW HAVEN, Oct. 19—In the first scrimmage of the year between the varsity and freshmen elevens of Yale University. Charlie O'Hearn, freshman quarterback, was the outstanding player. O'Hearn ran through the entire first eleven on one occasion for a touchdown and later threw a beautiful forward pass over the goal line to his teammate, Neidlinger. These two plays with a goal kicked by O'Hearn, accounted for the 13 points the 1924 team was able to collect.
The Boston Globe 20 October 1920
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A Northern Tragedy.
Word has come to the Commissioner of Police from the Gulf country of a tragedy at Spring Creek, near Wurung station, in which Thomas Henry Ahern lost his life. The reports received by the Commissioner allege that Ahern was shot on the afternoon of October 19. The injured man was taken to Canobie station, where he died. Word of the tragedy was received by the Cloncurry police through the Donor's Hill telephone station, and a doctor, constable, and trackers were despatched forthwith to Wuring station. A later telegram from Cloncurry stated that Robert M'Bride had been arrested, brought before the Police Court, and remanded for eight days. The deceased and accused were family connections.
The Brisbane Courier 25 October 1920
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HALLOWE'EN PARTY
   A very enjoyable Hallowe'en party was held last evening at the home of Miss Mary Ahearn, 133 Main street. The interior of the house was beautifully decorated for the occasion with black and orange ribbon. Much amusement was furnished by the usual Hallowe'en games, after which selections were rendered by Miss Mary Ahern on the piano and John Ahern on the drum and xylophone.
   Those present were Rita Grimes, Mary Ahearn, Mary Sullivan, Sarah Foley, Marie Callahan, Annastacia Ahearn, Anna Foley, Mrs. Foley, Catherine Lafferty, Anna Powers, Mary Winn, Elizabeth Shields, Mrs. Ahearn, Esther Duffy, Anna Young, Catherine Feeney, Josephine Joyce, John Ahern and Esther McGowan.
Woburn Daily Times 30 October 1920
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O'HEARN CLOSES CAMPAIGN WITH BIG AUTO PARADE
Patrick O'Hearn, Democratic candidate for State Treasurer, brought his campaign to a close shortly before midnight at Fields Corner, where he was tendered a reception by several thousand of his friends and neighbors in Dorchester. The reception marked the conclusion of an automobile parade through the 26 wards of the city and through parts of Chelsea. Nearly 100 cars were in line when the parade left the home of Mr. O'Hearn at 126 Melville av. Dorchester. With buglers and red fire and placards the long auto procession passed through all the principal streets of Dorchester and the candidate who rode in the head car was greeted on every side. From Dorchester the string of cars went to South Boston, the South End, Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Roxbury, West Roxbury, and Hyde Park. Mr. O'Hearn addressed briefly a few open-air rallies along the route, and predicted that he would win by 50,000 votes.
The Boston Globe 2 November 1920
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VOTE OF THE CITY
For Treasurer
160 Precincts Out of 221
George H. Jackson (Cit.) . . . . . . 3,094
James Jackson (R) . . . . . . . . . . . 45,217
O'Hearn (D) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49,657
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VOTE OF THE STATE
Estimated State vote on returns from Boston, 304 towns out of 316 and with Boston and about four-fifths of the precincts in the other cities.
For Treasurer
750 Precincts Out of 1206
George H. Jackson (Cit.) . . . . . . 12.848
James Jackson (R) . . . . . . . . . . 325,014
O'Hearn (D) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147,964
The Boston Globe 3 November 1920
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THE SCHOOLS.
Mr. Eugene K. Ahern, head teacher of the higher elementary school at Bright, has been promoted to be head teacher of the Hawthorn West State school. Mr. R. H. Trembath, who has been head teacher at St. Arnaud, has been transferred to take charge of the new school at Essendon North. Each of these teachers has had more than 25 years' experience in the department.
The Argus 4 November 1920
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Young Ahearn Wins.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Nov. 11.—Young Goldy Ahearn, the Washington (D. C.) southpaw, scored an easy victory here last night over Young Duffy. They went ten rounds, with the Washingtonian leading all the way.
The Washington Times 11 November 1920
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ALLEGED MURDER.
CLONCURRY, November 11.   
In the Police Court yesterday Robert M'Bride was committed to trial on a charge of having wilfully murdered Thomas Patrick Ahern at Eden Vale on October 19. Evidence was given by a nephew of the deceased to the effect that he saw accused point a revolver and shoot the deceased in the lower part of the body.
The Brisbane Courier 12 November 1920
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NEWS OF THE DAY IN POLICE COURT
Alfred A. Ahern of Hale street, charged with breaking and entering and larceny in the night time from the shop of James Addison at 517 Middlesex street, Nov. 2, was given continuance until tomorrow morning for further investigation. Electrical goods with a total value of $30 were enumerated in the complaint, as was also the destruction of $10 worth of electrical lamps. Defendant pleaded not guilty, claiming that he visited a theatre on the night in question and went directly home afterwards. The police produced a witness who testified that he saw defendant in an alley near the shop on Nov. 2. Tomorrow morning the police will summons a boy whom Ahern claims visited the theatre with him.
The Lowell Sun 12 November 1920
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Held For Grand Jury
In the case of Alfred Ahern, of Hale street, charged with breaking, entering and larceny in the night time from the electrical shop of James Addison in Middlesex street on November 1, called on continuance in police court this morning, Judge Enright ordered defendant under $200 bonds for the grand jury. The complaint charged the larceny of goods with a total of about $30, but the police found no goods in the defendnat's possession. The police produced a witness who testifed that he saw Ahern in the vicinity of the store on the night of the break, and a key which they found in Ahern's possession and which fitted the door through which the break was made. Defense claimed that the key was one used in the tenement in which Ahern lived and produced others for comparison and further claimed that defendnat attended a theatre on the evening the break was made. On this point they produced a young man who claimed he visited the show with Ahern. The prosecution cross-examined defendant and witness about the show. The case, according to the court, "did not satisfy beyond reasonable doubt," of the defendant's guilt. The defense contended that Ahern was a victim of circumstances.
The Lowell Sun 13 November 1920
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SOCIETY
Miss Eileen Ahern, 439 Drexel avenue, who will be married to Rolla Bruce Saturday, was honor guest for a noon luncheon and kitchen shower given yesterday by the women in charge of the children's room of the public library. Covers were laid for ten guests who were seated at a table effectively adorned with yellow and white chrysanthemums and lighted by yellow candles. Miss Adah Peirce entertained with a crystal shower Nov. 16, in honor of Miss Ahern.
The Indianapolis Star 24 November 1920
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SETTLES LAW CASE BY FLIPPING COIN
Akron, 0., Nov. 27.—By flipping a penny Common Pleas Judge W. J. Ahern broke a deadlock in connection with the settlement of a lawsuit. Attorneys in the case declared the court's unusual procedure was a just one. It was a damage suit. The claim was for $60. Judge Ahern advised the plaintiff to settle. Altho the defendant agreed to pay $50, the plaintiff held out for $60. When he found neither side would budge, Judge Ahern informed the litigants of his plan for disposing of the controversy. Plaintiff and defendant agreed. Taking a cent out of his pocket, Judge Ahern said: "Heads, you (the defendant) pay $60, and tails you (the plaintiff) take $55. The flipped coin fell upon a table heads up. The defendant paid $60 and the court marked the case "settled."
The Hartford Republican 3 December 1920
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COURTSMARTIAL RESULTS
The following courts-martial results are announced :—Matthew Flood, of Barrack Hill; John Casey, of Clancy street; John Murray, of King street; David Fitzgibbon and Daniel Fitzgibbon, of Cork road; John Cullinan, of Grattan terrace; and Timothy Ahearn, of Kilmurry, Kilworth, all of Fermoy, Co. Cork, were charged before as district court-martial held at Cork on the 12th November, 1920. The evidence showed that on the 20th October, 1920, police on duty in King street saw seven men marching down the footpath in military formation, six in file two deep, and one as left guide. Flood, when questioned, stated that he was in charge. He was told to disperse his men, but said he would not do so without an order from his officer. They were found guilty of doing an act likely to cause disaffection among the civilian population. Flood was sentenced to imprisonment with hard labour for 112 days, and the rest to imprisonment with hard labour for 84 days.
The Irish Times 13 December 1920
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William Talbot of Peoria was a guest of Miss Margaret Ahern, 209 West Church street, Sunday.
 . . . 
Richard Chambers of Chicago was a guest of Miss Roma Ahern Christmas Day and Sunday.
Urbana Daily Courier 27 December 1920
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Mrs. Francis O'Hearn and son, Francis Jr., have returned to their home in Arlington after spending the holidays with local relatives.
North Adams Transcript 3 January 1921
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GOODS SEIZED BY THE MILITARY.
   Our Fermoy Correspondent telegraphed last night :—This evening a large force of armed soldiers, accompanied by an armoured car, occupied the principal streets of Fermoy, while visits were paid to the premises of Messrs. J. J. Broderick, U.D.C., Patrick street; G. Power, U.D.C., McCurtain street; Patrick Ahern, Kent street; and the Royal Hotel, Pearse square. At each house a typewritten notice was delivered pointing out that the proclamation recently posted under martial law had been torn down, and that the town of Fermoy had been fined in the sum of £100. Thomas O'Mahony, Sunmount, Fermoy, and J. J. Broderick, Patrick street, who were persons of authority in the town were made responsible for the payment of the fine within four days from and including the 2nd January. In consequence of the non-payment of the amount, the notice further stated that the confiscation of property to the value of £100 of the leading townsmen, as in the schedule, was directed.
   The schedule set out that the following amounts would be levied :—Mr. G. Power, cloth, value £25; Mr. Broderick, fancy goods, £25; Mr. Ahern, wines and beer, £25; the Royal Hotel, wines, £25.
   Accordingly the goods named were removed and taken to the military barracks. The proprietors refused to give any help in the removal of the goods, but the work was carried out with as little inconvenience as possible.
The Irish Times 7 January 1921
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Forgetful Woman Left Babe In Store.
Shortly after locking his store and going home to bed, O. C. O'Hearn of Tomah, Wis., was awakened by a knock at his door. His disturber was a customer who said she had carelessly left her baby asleep in the store and wished to get it.
The Breckenridge News 12 January 1921
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Arlington Associates Have Annual Banquet
The Arlington Associates, composed of Arlington real estate men, held their seventh annual banquet and meeting last night at Young's Hotel. The following officers were reelected: John A. Bishop, president; Frank J. Lowder, secretary, and Daniel F. Ahern, treasurer. Those appointed to the board of trustees were Thomas J. Donnelley, Martin J. Gallagher and Timothy F. Collins, John J. Lyon, Henry J. Welch and Daniel W. Healy werer elected auditors. About 30 were present.
The Boston Globe 21 January 1921
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Five Men Confess They Planned To Rob Mobile Bank
Mobile, Ala., Jan. 22.—(United Press)—That five men under arrest in New Orleans on several charges of robbery planned to rob a bank in Mobile, is the information divulged confessions to the New Orleans police by two of the men, one of whom Mobile and New Orleans police officials declare is Harry Ahearn, former member of the Mobile police force. Five men are under arrest, and according to statements given out by New Orleans police officials, Ahearn confessed that one of the plots was to rob an American Express company wagon of a $60,000 gold shipment and had also planned to come to Mobile and rob a bank here.
The Anniston Star 23 January 1921
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Incidents in the Provinces
The house occupied by Mr. William Aherne, Mullagh road, Miltown-Malbay, has been commandeered by the police. This is the third house taken over by the military.
The Irish Times 24 January 1921
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TAMMANY'S YOUNGEST.
Edward J. Ahearn Chosen to Succeed His Father as Leader.
Edward J. Ahearn of 296 East Broadway, elected executive member of the Democratic organization in the Fourth Assembly District, at a meeting of the County Committee held last night, is the youngest member in the history of Tammany Hall. Ahearn, who is 30 years old, was unanimously chosen by the association to succeed his late father, John F. Ahearn, who died a few weeks ago. He is a clerk in the Second District Municipal Court.
New York Times 29 January 1921
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YOUTH DIES ON WAY TO TUCSON FOR HIS HEALTH
TUCSON, Jan. 22.—While on a train enroute from Deming, N. M. to Tucson, where it was hoped the milder climate would benefit his condition, death came to George D. Ahearn, a tubercular sufferer Thursday.
Tombstone Epitaph 30 January 1921
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J. F. AHEARN'S WILL FILED.
Tammany Leader's Estate All for His Sisters and His Widow.
The will of John F. Ahearn, Tammany leader and one time President of the Borough of Manhattan, was filed yesterday for probate in the Surrogate's Court. According to the accompanying petition filed by lawyer Charles L. Hoffman of 141 Broadway, Mr. Ahearn left no real estate, and the best that is told as to the value of his personal estate is that it exceeds $10,000. Dated in October of last year and witnessed by Abraham Erlanger, theatrical manager, and by lawyer Hoffman, the will bequeaths $5,000 to each of Ahearn's sisters, Julia and Mary Ann, who live at 242 Madison Avenue, Flushing, and gives the rest of the estate to the widow, Elizabeth, of 296 East Broadway.
New York Times 5 February 1921
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FUR AUCTION TO OPEN TOMORROW
Millions of Pelts Will Be Placed On Sale at St. Louis—
Expect 500 Buyers to Attend
   St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 21.—Millions of pelts, valued at more than $15,000,000, will be thrown on the market here tomorrow at the opening of the winter auction sale of the International Fur Exchange.
   The sale will continue through March 5. It originally was scheduled to begin October 4, and continue two weeks, but was postponed until February 1, then until tomorrow, because, it was explained of unsettled market conditions, due, in part, to the recent strike of employes of eastern manufactories of fur graments.
   More than half the pelts to be disposed of, it was said, will be sold in payments of indebtedness to the exchange. Several hundred dealers are debtors of the exchange.
   Albert A. Ahern, vice president, amplified, because of the inability to pay for consignments purchased at previous sales, due to the semi-demoralized market. Many of these firms are solvent, Mr. Ahern added, and the exchange merely will resell the consignments to take them off their hands.
   Included in the lots to be sold are 2,625,000 moles, 2,110,000 squirrels, 1,234,000 muskrat and 725,000 opossum. Among the more valuable furs listed are 276,000 ermine, 8.700 Russian sable, 1,200 silver fox and 2,800 sea otter.
   It is expected that more than 500 buyers, a number from many foreign countries, will attend the sale.
The Newark [Ohio] Advocate 21 February 1921
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SOCIAL NOTES
St. Augustine.
Registering at the Ponce de Leon from New York yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Tomkins, Mr. and Mrs. John Bradley, General Johnson Haygood, U. S. A., Major George P. Ahern, U. S. A., and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Remington Nichol of Llewellyn Park, N. J.
New York Times 23 February 1921
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ORGANIZE DRAFT BOARD OFFICIALS' SOCIETY
   The Massachusetts Association of Selective Service Officials was formed last evening at Young's Hotel. Pres. Louis Epple of the Boston association was elected president. Other officers elected are: Chandler Bullock of Worcester, first vice president; Pres. Frank G. Allen of the Senate, second vice president; George M. Gardiner of New Bedford, third vice president; Benjamin F. Powell of Boston, secretary, and Ex-Representative Freeman O. Emerson, treasurer.
   The following were elected to the executive committee: Judge A. K. Cohen, Judge Timothy J. Ahern of Roxbury, Judge Harris of Bridgewater, William W. Davis of Cambridge, Judge Fay of Peabody, Dr. Faxton of Stoughton, Dr. Morse of Wareham, Dr. Strong of East Boston, Dr, Smith of Brockton and G. Frank Kent.
   The speakers of the evening were Gov. Cox, Ex-Gov. Samuel W. McCall and Speaker B. Loring Young, of the House.
The Boston Globe 25 February 1921
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FIRST VICTORY FOR HURD.
He Breaks Ice in State Pocket Billiard Tourney—Ahearn Loses.
Clarence Hurd gained his first victory and J. J. Ahearn suffered his first defeat last night in the amateur tournament for the New York State pocket billiard championship of the National Association of Amateur Billiard Players at the Rational Recreation Academy in Brooklyn. Hurd defeated Ahearn by a score of 100 to 79 and scored a high run of 21 to 19 for Ahearn's best effort. Hurd had not previously been at his best in this tournament and had not shown his true ability until last nigh. He set a fast pace throughout, getting the jump in the first inning and holding the lead to the end. Ahearn, in fact, was never really close to his opponent. Things worked admirably for the winner,. He was in his best stroke and his position play was excellent. He also employed safety tactics when they served his purpose. It was a victory clearly earned.
New York Times 25 February 1921
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Priest Arrested
Fermoy, Thursday.—The military continue very active in the Fermoy, and district. in a big roundup on Sunday all houses were thoroughly searched, and in some instances old letters, photographs, and pictures were taken away. The gardens at the rear of houses in Emmett Street were dug up and back premises minutely gone through. St Colman's College was also searched. Some sensation was caused on Tuesday, also by the arrest of Rev. Father Ahern, Castlelyons. It appears that a trench was made in the road some distance from their residences, and as notification was not given to the authorities they were brought to military barracks where they still are.

On Wednesday night the town was thrown into a status surprised by troops coming on the double and cutting off MacCurtain Street, Patrick Street, the bridge and Brian Boru Square. Persons who were on the streets were not allowed to pass and were held up. The picture houses were visited, and the hotels underwent a thorough examination.

Kerryman 26 February 1921
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The Rev. Michael Ahern, C. C., was found not guilty by a court-martial at Fermoy yesterday of the charge of withholding information regarding an ambush when requested to do so by an officer. Charge arose out of an ambush at Deerpark, where Father Ahern attended wounded soldiers. He was subsequently asked to tell all he knew.
Sequel to affray at Deerpark
Rev. Michael Ahern, C. C., Castle Lyons, Fermoy, was charged at Field General Court-Martial in Fermoy yesterday with deliberately withholding and neglecting to give information to the competent military authority regarding an ambush when requested to do so by an officer duly appointed to demand information from him.

Mr. J. A. Reardon (instructed by Dr. Raylor), defended the accused, who pleaded not guilty, and was acquitted.

The prosecutor said on 10 December last an ambush took place at Deer Park, and the military authorities learned that the accused was there attending to soldiers who were wounded in the ambush. Accused was asked to tell what he knew about it. He gave certain information, but subsequently became known that other information was in his possession, namely that he saw or must have seen at least eight men who were, it was alleged, members of the ambushing party, and he withheld that information. That was the subject of the charge.

Attending the wounded
An officer stated that when accused was asked to make a full statement of all he knew about the ambush, he said he did not know of any strangers in or around the parish of Castle Lyons previous to the ambush. He denied that he had made a statement that if troops had come through Castle Lyons a day or two before they might have suffered worse. He had no reason for suspecting any member of his parish.

Father Ahern further stated to witness that he learned at his house that a soldier had called there and reported that soldiers were wounded and asking for him. He rode alone to ride Bridge. He met some civilians on his way there, but they were not armed, and when he came up to the lorry there was no one on the road but two wounded soldiers. He was there for some time and got a cushion for the wounded soldier who died subsequently.

Civilian with rifle
The doctor arrived later with his driver, but before the doctor came in he saw a civilian with a rifle approach. He told the man to get away, saying: "have you not done enough," and the man disappeared.
Freeman's Journal 10 March 1921
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Essex County Council A.A.R.I.R. is Organized
   SALEM, March 13—More than 100 delegates from the various councils of the county met this afternoon at Hibernian Hall, Salem, and formed the Essex County Council of the American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic. Michael J. Trainor, president of the Essex County Division, A.O.H., presided. The delegates discussed the situation in Ireland and elected the following officers:
   John Deery of Salem, president; Miss Mary Coughlin of Salem, secretary; Gilmore Ryan of Gloucester, treasurer; and George Mahoney and Miss Margaret Sullivan, both of Beverly; Miss Margaret Fanning of Manchester, Miss Elizabeth Kelly of Haverhill, and Dennis J. Foley, Miss Margaret Ahern and William Andrews, all of Salem, board of directors.
The Boston Globe 14 March 1921
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FALL FROM A TRAMCAR.
An elderly man named John Aherne, living at No 9 Cascade road, Hobart, fell from the top of a tramcar on Saturday night, and received an injury to his head that necessitated his removal to the General Hospital. The conductor of the tram, which left the General Post Office for the Cascades at 8.15 p.m., states that when approaching the intersection of Barrack and Macquarie streets, he gave a signal for the car to stop, for the purpose of allowing passengers to alight, and immediately after the driver shut off the electric current on the tram he saw a man fall on to the road at the side of the car, having, apparently, dropped from the top platform. The car was stopped, and the man, who was picked up unconscious, was immediately taken to the General Hospital Passengers who were on the top of the car state that the man was leaning up against the side of the car, and at the slight lurch caused by the tram pulling up at the corner of Barrack-street he went over the end. He received a bad fracture to his head, and last night was suffering from hemorrhage on the brain. His condition was very critical.
The Hobart Mercury 14 March 1921
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THE TRAMWAY ACCIDENT.
There was very little improvement in the condition of the man John Aherne who fell from the top of a tramcar on the Cascade line on Saturday evening. He was still unconscious last night.
The Hobart Mercury 15 March 1921
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The case of Walter E. Ahearn of Salem against the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company of Boston, was reported settled. This was an action to recover damages for expense of medical attendance and loss of services of plaintiff's wife, Mrs. J. Maude Ahearn, who was injured Dec. 4, 1919, while attempting to cross New Derby st., Salem, by being knocked down by an automobile owned by defendant, and operated by O. M. Welch.
The Boston Globe 22 April 1921
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Ex-Matron Accused of Booze Forgery
SAN FRANCISCO, March 29.—A new warrant was issued today by United States Commissioner Hayden for the arrest of Mrs. Hannah F. Gray, former matron of the Florence Crittenden Home, for alleged violation of the prohibition laws. Mrs. Gray is accused with Mrs. Bertha Louise Plumb and William Ahern of 24 California street, in the alleged plan to obtain liquor by forging certificates for supplying charitable institutions.
Oakland Tribune 29 March 1921
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FALLS TEN STORIES BUT ONLY BRUISED
CHICAGO, March 31—Chris Ahern, sixty-four-year-old watchman in the Merchants' Loan and Trust Company building, is back at work today after a recent fall of ten stories in an elevator. The accident occurred when part of [missing text]. Ahern was taken to the Cook County hospital, unconscious and supposedly dying. Only slight bruises were found however.
Coshocton Ohio Tribune 31 March 1921
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BOWLERS WIND UP WITH BANQUET AND AWARDS
   The bowlers of Decatur & Hopkins Company of Boston held a banquet in Young's Hotel last night in observance of the windup of the season. Albert H. McMahon, head of the league, was toastmaster and about 25 were present. These officers of the company were guests: Pres. A. H. Decatur, J. H. Jones and John Shaughnessy.
   The “Rubes,” captained by Albert McMahon, won first prize with the “Red Sox,” captained by William Ahern, second. The high three-string prize went to the “Rubes,” and the high single string to the “Indians,” captained by Harold Goff. John \ Chisolm won the individual three-string prize and Henry Gray the high single string.
   Musical selections were furnished y Daniel Mahoney and a musical sketch by Carl Brinkman and George Sloan.
The Boston Globe 5 April 1921
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ARLINGTON
The North Shore Street Superintendents' Association met yesterday afternoon in Town Hall with Town Engineer George A. [sic] Ahern as host. Pres. T. Parker Clark of Winchester was chairman. Among the matters taken up was a comparison of wages paid the laborers in the towns and cities and the amount paid for the use of two-horse carts. The relative virtues of cement streets and other methods of construction were talked over.
The Boston Globe 8 April 1921
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LYNCH—AHEARN.
The marriage of Carrie, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ahearn, of Moce Viti, Rose Bay, and Mr. Cyril Stewart Lynch, only son of Mr. Michael Lynch, of Dreketi, Fiji, was celebrated by the Rev. S. C. Wiseman, at St. Mark's Church of England, Darling Point, on April 6. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of ivory crepe de Chine, with an overdress of Brussels lace, with touches of silver tissue. Her veil was held by a wreath of orange blossoms, and she carried a shower bouquet of carnations and dahlias. Miss Katharina King was bridesmaid. Her frock was of shell pink georgette, trimmed with seed pearls, and worn with Dolly Varden hat, she wore the bridegroom's gift, an amethyst bracelet and necklace to match, and carried a bouquet of pink rosebuds and carnations. Mr. Kennedy was best man. The reception was held at Moce Viti. where Mr. and Mrs. James Ahearn received the guests. Mrs. Ahearn wore a costume of fawn tricolette, relieved with henna, and hat en suite; she carried a bouquet of henna and damask cactus dahlias. Mr. and Mrs. Lynch left later for the Jenolan Caves, where the honeymoon was spent. The bride travelled in a frock of henna taffeta, braided with navy, and wore navy and henna toque.
The Sydney Morning Herald 18 April 1921
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FOUR ARRESTED IN CORK
Police Raid the Monthly Meeting
of the Management of the Lunatic Asylum.
CORK, April 18—Plain clothes policemen appeared suddenly at the monthly meeting of the Committee of Management of the Cork Lunatic Asylum today and arrested four members of the committee. They were Father Ahern, Councillor Good, Jean Hayes, Sinn Fein member of the British House of Commons, and Alderman Sean Sullivan. All were lodged in the Cork military barracks.
New York Times 19 April 1921
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MARRIAGES
SMITH—AHEARN.—April 24, 1920, at St. Martin's   Church, Anzac-parade, S. Randwick, by Rev. A. E. Rook, George Albert Smith (late A.I.F.), second son of G. Smith, of Bonnie Gate, Randwick, to Pauline, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Algernon Ahearn, Weonia, Anzac-parade, S. Randwick.
The Sydney Morning Herald 23 April 1921
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House Guests of Mrs. Harry Lowell
Misses Maria Golden, Loretta McIntyre, Marie Johnson and Irene Ahearn of Chicago, will arrive today for a visit with Mrs. Harry Lowell.
Hamilton Evening Journal 25 April 1921
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AHEARN—DOUGHNEY.—On the 30th March, at St. Patrick's, by the Rev. Father Donovan, Richard Ahearn, eldest son of Mrs. Greenland and late Richard Ahearn, North Fitzroy, to Kathleen, youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Doughney, Mortlake.
Melbourne Argus 30 April 1921
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LABOR NOTES
Mrs. A. K. Wallace, who is at present raising her voice in our midst in support of the anti-Prohibition cause, is one of the most forceful women speakers in Australia. Her platform work dates back nearly twenty years. She first made her debut as a pupil of Tom Mann, who, at the time, was organising secretary of that surprisingly virile body, the Victorian Socialist Party. Tom Mann gathered around him an unique galaxy of youthful speaking talent, both young men and young women, scores of whom have subsequently made their names famous in the Labour Movement — and some of them, sad to say, have "ratted." Amongst the latter, Senator E. J. Russell is numbered, while of those that rang true the most notable name in the political world is probably that of Jack Gunn, leader of the S.A. Labour Party, and a sure thing Labour Premier ere many years have flown. Jack Cain and A. K. Wallace (husband of the lady I started to talk about, but rudely deserted), Labour members in the Victorian Parliament, are others. Then, in the Trade Union world, there are Dave Freedman, secretary of the Shop Assistants here, and Jo Swebleses, fighting Clerks' Union secretary of the war years, and a score of others well known in the East, including Fred Katz (victim of one of Hughes' brutal mob-rule stunts), whose wife is accompanying Mrs. Wallace on her present tour in W.A. Mrs. Katz rs also a capable speaker.

The writer has vivid memories of Mrs. Wallace — then Miss Lizzie Ahern — dominating many, a glorious rhetorical victory in the early years of the Victorian Socialist Party — years pregnant with promise of great things, were somewhat blighted later on when an attitude of dogmatic intolerance toward less progressive sections of the Labour Movement temporarily prevailed. That spirit passed away, but the damage it did lasted, and although the organisation has flourished proudly in recent years— it was the cradle of the anti-conscription cause in 1916 — it somehow seems to have missed its destiny by a fatal fraction.

The Sunday Mirror 1 May 1921
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CLONCURRY, May 5.   
The sittings of the Circuit Court were opened yesterday before his Honour Mr. Justice Shand. Robert M'Bride was charged with the willful murder of Thomas Ahern, at Edith Vale selection, last October. Evidences given by a nephew of the deceased went to show that the shooting was deliberately done with a revolver. The prisoner's evidence was that the deceased shot himself, and that it was an accident. The jury failed to agree, and was discharged at 11 o'clock at night, the prisoner being remanded to Townsville, the case to be heard on May 17.
The Brisbane Courier 6 May 1921
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TELEGRAMS.
QUEENSLAND
A CLONCURRY CASE.
(By Telegraph.)
CLONCURRY, May 4.   
Yesterday, before His Honor, Justice Shand, and a jury, the charge of willful murder against Robert McBride was heard. Prisoner's counsel set up the defence that Ahern first drew the revolver, and in the struggle to secure the weapon it went off, inflicting the wound which caused Ahern's death. The Crown Prosecutor, and Mr. Douglas, for the defence, addressed the jury. after a retirement of five hours failed His Honor briefly summed up and the jury after a retirement of five hours, failed to agree and prisoner was remanded to Townsville, the case to be reheard on the 17th May.
Townsville Daily Bulletin 6 May 1921
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CLONCURRY, May 10
The Circuit Court has concluded its business here, and Mr. Justice Shand, with his legal party, left for the east on Sunday morning. The first case on the list for hearing at the recently closed Circuit Court proceedings was that of Robert McBride, charged with the willful murder of Thomas Ahearne. The Crown Prosecutor (Mr. Ross) conducted the case, and Mr. Douglas, barrister, instructed by Mr. O. R. Cusack, appeared for the accused. The Crown in outlining the case dwelt on the fact that friction over domestic matters existed between the prisoner and the deceased, who was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Ahearn. The chief witness for the Crown, was John Patrick Ahearn, a nephew of deceased, who deposed to hearing the shot that killed his uncle and seeing the prisoner come out of the tent after the shooting with the revolver in his hand. Mrs. Ahearn stated that she was a married woman living apart from her husband, but had been living with McBride for over ten years. She owned the selection known as Edith Vale and on the night of the 18th she heard high words. Her son assured her it was only an argument. She heard no quarrel next morning, nor did she hear a shot fired. She was away from the tent some distance away at the garden. Later she had been told that the shooting was only an accident and was entirely his own fault. The prisoner gave evidence on his own behalf, alleging that the deceased and he had a row over his refusal to hand over a receipt for some cattle. Prisoner offered to fight the deceased, upbraiding him for trying to do him out of his property. Deceased, refusing to fight, said he could find other means of stopping him. Next day McBride visited deceased's tent and demanded the receipt, at the same time handing him a pen. Deceased snatched a revolver from his bunk and said "This is the only receipt you'll get from me." McBride closed with him and whilst struggling the weapon went off, inflicting the injuries which caused his death. Both counsel addressed the jury and the Judge summed up with a brief review of the evidence. The jury, after a retirement of about five hours, intimated their inability to come to an agreement, and the prisoner was remanded to Townsville on the 17th.
Townsville Daily Bulletin 10 May 1921
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Northern Supreme Court
CRIMINAL SITTINGS.
The criminal sittings of the Northern Supreme Court opened on Tuesday before Mr. Justice Shand, with Mr. B. A. Ross as Crown Prosecutor.
ALLEGED WILLFUL MURDER.
R. McBride appeared on an Indictment charging him with having, at Edithvale selection, in the Cloncurry district, on 19th October, 1920, wilfully murdered one W. T. Ahern. Mr. R. J. Douglas (instructed by Messrs. Connolly and Suthers), appeared for the accused, who pleaded not guilty. This was a case which had been remanded from the Cloncurry sittings of the Circuit Court. The following jury was empanelled:—M. J. Blake, R. Blake, D. Gunn, R. S. W. McClelland, F. Walker, A. Reid. J. Smith, A. Kennedy, J. Fielding. R. W. Gelling, G. Horwood, G. E. Pope. The case for the prosecution was that the accused (McBride), and Mrs. Ahearn were the owners of adjoining blocks in the Cloncurry district. Mrs. Ahearn was separated from her husband, and lived with McBride in a conjoint camp, consisting of a bough-shed, and two tents; on her selection, Edithvale. Her son, John Patrick Ahearn (a young man) and three young children also lived at the camp. In September last, W. T. Ahearn, a brother-in-law, of Mrs. Ahearn's, and who had a selection near Mt Cuthbert, came to Edithvale with some cattle which he left on the selection. He went away but returned in October, and occupied one of the tents in company with his nephew, John Patrick Ahearn. On 15th October after they had retired, young Ahearn heard his mother crying and asked what was the matter, and McBride replied stating it was only an argument. The accused (McBride), then came out in the bough shed, and said to Tom Ahearn (the brother-in-law), "You and I are in an awkward position here." Tom Ahearn asked what he had done, and accused replied "It is not what you have done, but what you might do." Next day in consequence of what his mother told him, John Patrick Ahearn, the son, told the accused he was going away and taking his mother with him. McBride and Tom Ahearn (the uncle), then had some words, and McBride wanted to fight. At lunch time, the uncle declined to come to lunch, and stopped in his tent. McBride said he had better leave the place, and in the afternoon Tom Ahearn was packing up apparently with the idea of leaving Accused (McBride) then asked Tom Ahearn to give him a receipt for some cattle which Ahearn declined to give, McBride then said he would get pen and ink, but came out of the tent with a revolver in his hand and went toward the tent where Tom Ahearn was packing. Young Ahearn was then under the bough shed. He heard McBride again demand the receipt from which Ahearn again refused. Accused then called out "One," and a shot was fired. John Ahearn ran over and told McBride not to fire again, and saw his uncle sitting on the bed in the tent, holding his body with his arms. Young Ahearn said to his uncle "For God's sake give him the receipt to save further trouble." The wounded man then agreed, and a receipt was made out for 23 head of cattle branded QR4. Tom Ahearn was then in great pain, and his nephew drove him to Canobie Station, where he died that night. On the police going to the camp a day or two later, McBride declined to give any information, and the revolver could not be found, although the constable who made inquiries had previously sold McBride a revolver, and found the empty revolver case in the camp, with ammunition which would fit the revolver he had sold. The medical evidence showed that death was due to a bullet wound in the left side. There was no mark of burning on the clothes to indicate that the revolver had been fired less than several feet away. Six witnesses were examined for the Crown case, including John Patrick Ahearn and his mother, (Laura Jane Ahearn), but the latter was away in the garden some half mile away when the shooting occurred. For the defence, Robert McBride, the accused, gave evidence. He stated he was the holder of a grazing homestead, adjoining that held by Mrs. Ahearn. He had been living with Mrs. Ahearn for about 10 years, and had three children. He knew the deceased, Thomas Ahearn and had been in partnership with him in stock. At that time he (witness) had no brand of his own, and the cattle were branded with Ahearn's brand. He had a half share in 80 head of cattle. The cattle were running on Edithvale and the adjoining selection. Ahearn had a selection called Greenstone on the other side of Mt Cuthbert. He threw up that selection and brought some cattle to Edithvale in September. He went away for a time, returning in October. Witness asked for a receipt for the Q4A cattle, and deceased told him to write out a receipt when he wanted it. On the night of 18th October witness was lying under the bough shed, and he heard deceased telling his nephew to persuade his mother to turn McBride out of the camp. The young man said she would not do so. Tom Ahearn suggested to his nephew that they would then run the camp between them. He (witness) then called out to Tom Ahearn. "Oh, that is the game, trying to persuade the lad to do something you cannot do yourself." He then invited Tom Ahearn out to fight, but the latter declined. Next morning the dispute was renewed and he again demanded the receipt for the cattle which Ahearn declined to give. At dinner time, Tom Ahearn declined to leave his tent, and after dinner was packing up, when witness went again and demanded the receipt taking a pen, ink and paper into the tent. Ahearn handed him a piece of paper which he found was a receipt for QR4 cattle, which he (witness) did not claim, and he again demanded the receipt for the Q4A cattle. Tom Ahearn then said "This is the only receipt you will get from me," and produced a revolver. Witness grabbed his right hand, but Ahearn passed the weapon to his left hand, which witness also seized, and as they fell on the bunk together, the revolver went off. Ahearn then called out "My God, I've shot myself." He (witness) had not had his revolver in his hand until after the shot was fired, when he picked it up and put it in the table, and did not know what became of it afterwards. The deceased said he had been only bluffing, but it served me right. They examined the wound, and did not think it serious, but he advised Ahearn to get to a doctor as quickly as possible, and they put the injured man in the sulky and young Ahearn drove him off to Canobie. Ahearn then told witness not to say anything about the matter to Mrs. Ahearn or anybody, and he would not say anything. Witness had bought a revolver from Constable O'Brien, but had lost it. When Constable O'Brien came out, he (witness) did not know that Ahearn was dead, and when the constable asked him the strength of the row between himself and Ahearn he declined to say anything about it. After the addresses by counsel and the Judge's summing up, the jury retired at 5.10 returning to court in about half an hour with a verdict of not guilty, and the prisoner was discharged.
Townsville Daily Bulletin 18 May 1921
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HEARD IN PARIS
How Bad Backs Have Been Made Strong—Kidney Ills Corrected
All over Paris you hear it. Doan's Kidney Pills are keeping up the good work. Paris people are telling about it—telling of bad backs made sound again. You can believe the testimony of your own townspeople.

They tell it for the benefit of you who are suffering. If your back aches, if you feel lame, sore and miserable, if the kidneys act too frequently, or passages are painful, scanty and off color, use Doan's Kidney Pills, the remedy that has helped so many of your friends and neighbors. Follow this Paris citizen's advice and give Doan's a chance to do the same for you.

Thomas Ahern, proprietor restaurant, 927 Pleasant St., says: "Doan's Kidney Pills are all right and I can recommend them highly. I used Doan's sometime ago when my kidneys were out of order and my back ached a lot just over my kidneys. I would have dizzy spells and felt sleepy. I lacked ambition to do my work, too. As soon as I began using Doan's Kidney Pills, which I got at Oberdorfer's Drug Store, I got relief and three boxes cured me."

Price 60c at all dealers. Don't simply ask for a kidney remedy—get Doan's Kidney Pills the same that Mr. A'Hern had. Foster-Milburn Co., Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y.

The Bourbon News 31 May 1921
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J. W. AHERN WILL RETIRE FROM BUSINESS
Mr. J. W. Ahern, well know[n] florist of Mt. Vernon, will retire from active business career of the [sic] 36 years in Mt. Vernon, will retire from active business on June 15, it was announced today. Mr. Ahern has sold his green houses and business to Mr. A. B. Williams of Coshocton, who takes possession June 15. Mr. Ahern came to Mt. Vernon at the instance of the late Hon. Columbus Delano. For many years Mr. Ahern conducted the private green houses of Mr. Delano and thirty-six years ago he started in business for himself. Mr. Ahern studied botany in Europe and is one of the best informed men on flowers in this section of the county. Mr. Ahern expects to continue his residence in Mt. Vernon.
The Democratic Banner 31 May 1921
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Real Estate Transfers
John W. Ahern to Arthur B. Williams, parcel in Clinton, $1.
The Democratic Banner 14 June 1921
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ENJOY GRADUATION PARTY.
Mr. and Mrs. P. O'Hearn entertained for their daughter, Elizabeth O'Hearn, with a graduation party at their home on Oldham street. Among those present were Messrs. and Mesdames Wesley Taylor, Walter Cormney, Joseph Murphy, Patrick O'Hearn, Misses Louise Rossfeld, Honora Langan, Catherine Doyle, Bernice Russell, Frances Connaughton, Agnes O'Hearn, Nora Meyers, Catherine O'Day, Margaret Doyle, Agnes Costell, Lucille Cormney, Elizabeth O'Hearn, Messrs. Joseph Wilkins, John Higgins, James Doyle, William Schwab, Charlie Connaughton, Michael O'Hearn, John Skees, John Ballard, Riley Bareford, James O'Hearn, Robert Urquhart, Patrick O'Hearn.
Kentucky Irish American 2 July 1921
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Benicia Notes
Charles Dresch, acting as caretaker of Colonel O'Hearn's [sic] home during the Colonel's absence on a vacation, became demented and laboring under the illusion that he had received a wireless message from the Colonel instructing him to destroy all papers and books, proceeded to do so and wrought a great deal of damage before his peculiar actions aroused suspicion. The Colonel has not yet returned, but the value of the property destroyed will amount to several hundred dollars. Nothing is known of the man or his relatives. He has been employed by Colonel O'Hern for several months and had always performed his duties faithfully.
Oakland Tribune 17 July 1921
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Personal Paragraphs
John O'Hearn of New York City is visiting friends and relatives here.
North Adams Transcript 19 July 1921
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Reception For Bride-Elect
   An elaborate reception for their daughter, Miss Martha Norris, bride-elect, will be given this afternoon by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Leland Norris, at their beautiful suburban home, "Sirron Farm."
   Miss Norris' marriage to James Carey Ahern will be an interesting event of August 3, taking place at the Druid Hills Methodist church.
   In the receiving line will be Mrs. Norris, Miss Marie Norris and the bride-elect-to-be, and the bridesmaids, who include Misses Myrtice Stephenson, Mary Shinholser, Margaret Gibson and Ruth Grice, of Macon, will serve punch.
   Mrs. S. R. Stephenson, Miss Ione Foster, Mrs. L. M. Ahern, Miss Louise Ahern, Mesdames Mary Poole, C. P. Taylor, A. W. Martin, H. O. Reesem S. R. Dull, A. W. Dimmock, B. W. Ballard, Eugene West, M. M. Lowenstein and William Asher will assist in the entertainment of the guests, who will number about three hundred and fifty.
   The receiving hours are from 5 to 7 o'clock.
The Atlanta Constitution 28 July 1921
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BISHOP OF DENVER RECEIVED BY POPE
ROME, Aug. 4.—Monsignor J. Henry Tihen, bishop of Denver, Colorado, was received in audience by Pope Benedict yesterday, presenting a report of his diocese which the pontiff found to be most satisfactory. Later Bishop Tihen introduced to the pope a group of 30 American Pilgrims, to whom Pope Benedict delivered a short address, which was translated by Monsignor Charles A. O'Hern, rector of the American college here. The pontiff said he greatly appreciated the visit of the Americans, especially because of the difficulties of travel at present, and the oppressive heat. He imparted the apostolic benediction at the close of his talk.
Bridgeport Telegram 5 August 1921
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Thursday—Jerry Ahern, prominent Central Oregon sheepman, was in Bend today from Sycan marsh.
The Bend Bulletin 11 August 1921
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Commerce Chambers Plan United Advertising Drive
TAHOE TAVERN, Aug. 13.—Representatives from twenty counties, comprising the watershed of the Sacramento River, in session here today are initiating a campaign of advertising on a co-operative basis. These twenty counties are organized as the United Chambers of Commerce of the Sacramento Valley and include Amador, Butte, Colus, Eldorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyon, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba. Colonel E. P. O'Hern, commandant of the Benicia arsenal, is president of the organization.
Oakland Tribune 14 August 1921
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MARRIAGES.
AHERN—MORGAN.—On the 28th June, at St. Joseph's Church, South Yarra (nuptial mass), by the Rev. Fr. Benson, Daniel (late 4th Light Horse), only son of the late Daniel and Ellen Ahern, of Brunswick, to Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Morgan. formerly Barham, N.S.W. (Present address, "Byrneleigh," Myall, via Kerang.)
The Argus 27 August 1921
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NONSENSE ACT IS BEST FEATURE OF ORPHEUM PROGRAM
Raymond and Schram Please With Horseplay; Movie Actress Tells Story
Raymond and Schram do the better work on a fair bill at the Orpheum. They spend a pleasurable fifteen minutes entertaining themselves and the crowd with horseplay and nonsense. The youngsters of the minstrel game when the Civil War was still a topic are now the veterans of "The Minstrel Monarchs." They are not a bit dead in their actions and songs but their influence in merrymaking is still predominant. Zena Keefe, one of a series of movie actresses who appear in person, relates her experiences and finishes with a song. The Stino trio of juveniles apear [sic] in a song and dance number characterized by some mighty fine dancing by the girl and younger boy. Will and Gladys Ahern are rope experts possession [sic] a clever assortment of funny lines. Maude Ellet and her companion make a specialty of trapeze and endurance gymnastics.
Capital Times 2 September 1921
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Col. O'Hern had as his guests this week, Dr. Charles O'Hern and wife and John Larkin of Tulsa, Okla., who are making a tour of California. Dr. O'Hern is a cousin of Col. O'Hern.
Oakland Tribune 4 September 1921
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CORK MILKMAN WAYLAID.
Refused to Hand Over His Money.
   A milkman, Maurice Christopher Ahern, was shot dead near Cork City on Wednesday night by an armed robber.
   The tragedy occurred at a place named Monard, a short distance outside Cork City. Ahern had been delivering milk in the city and was sitting in his trap with a friend named Daniel Healy, of Coolwer, when an armed man stopped them, ordered them out of the van, and demanded Ahern's money. He refused to give it, and the man threatened to shoot unless the money was handed over.
   Ahern still refused, and the armed man then counted “One, two, three,” and fired. The bullet entered the eye and passed through the head, causing instant death. Healy succeeded in getting away uninjured.
   Some time later the body of Ahern was found on the road by other milkmen, who conveyed it home.
   Ahern was a member of the I.R.A.
   Another report states that Ahern was believed to have had money in his possession. His assailant stepped in front of the car, and, raising a revolver, called on Ahern to halt.
   Ahern and his companion were then ordered to stand on the road with their hands up, and the stranger demanded Ahern's money.
   Ahern repeatedly refused to hand it over, and the murderer, after threatening him, counted slowly “One, two, three.” At the word “three” he fired, and Ahern fell, with a bullet through his head.
The Irish Times 7 October 1921
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SHOCKING CORK TRAGEDY
YOUNG MAN SHOT DEAD

BY ARMED MAN
A shocking tragedy occurred on Wednesday evening a few miles outside Cork as a result of which Maurice Christopher Ahern, aged 23 years, of Monard, near Cork, lost his life. On his way home from the city he was held up by a man who attempted to rob him, and because Aherne [sic] refused to part with his money, the assailant fired, killing him.

Interviewed by an “Examiner” representative yesterday morning, the deceased's father who was very visibly affected by the great shock of his son's tragic death, said his son was killed about twenty past seven o'clock on Wednesday evening. The tragedy occurred at Rathpeacon, at the two-mile-stone on the new Mallow road. His son had been delivering milk in the city, as was his daily custom, and was on his way home at the time of the shooting. He was driving in a pony-milkvan, and was accompanied by a friend of his, a man named Daniel Healy, of Coolowen.

When they had reached the two-mile-stone, a man stepped into the road in front of the car. He had a revolver in his hand, and raised the weapon as he shouted to the deceased to halt. Ahern pulled up the pony, and the next order was for both he and Healy to “get off.” They obeyed, and stood on the road with their hands up. The armed man addressed Ahern, and demanded his money. The deceased, of course, was in the habit of bringing home varied sums of money after each delivery of milk. Sometimes these amount to £10, but there were more often somewhat less that this. The armed man persisted in his demand for the money even after Ahern refused to give it to him. He threatened to shoot unless the money was handed over, but Ahern still refused. Pointing his revolver at the deceased, the man said, “I'll fire if you don't give it to me!” Ahern still ignored the threat, whereupon the armed man, counting slowly “One—two—three—” fired at Ahern as he said “three.” The deceased, struck by the bullet through his head, collapsed. On subsequent examination it was found that the bullet had entered one of his eyes and passed out the back of his head, so that death must have been instantaneous.

When the assailant fired, Healy afraid that he too would be shot, decided to make a dash for safety, and he was successful in getting away uninjured. The pony bolted on hearing the shot, so that there were none left on the road but the armed assailant, with the dead body of the man he had just killed, stretched at his feet.

Some time afterwards another milkman, James Mullane, of Monard, was passing on his way home, and was horrified to see the body of Maurice Ahern lying on the road. He was joined a few minutes later by James Mulcahy, of Kilcronan, and the two managed to remove the body into a neighbouring house. A priest was sent for, and in a short time Rev. Father O'Flynn, C.C., Whitechurch, arrived and administered the last rites of the Church. The body was next placed on a car and removed to the residence at Monard of the deceased's father, where it still lies, and where it is expected an inquiry into the tragedy will be held. The deceased's relatives have made a full report to the I.R.A. authorities and the to I.R.A. liaison officer.

The deceased was of splendid physique, being over six feet in height, and was a young man of excellent character. He was a member of the I.R.A., and was held in the greatest esteem not alone by his comrades in that body, but by all who knew him. He was the youngest of a family of three boys and a girl. It has been ascertained that deceased's watch, as well as his money, were missing from the body when it was discovered.



MR. HEALY'S STORY.
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“Believed the Revolver Empty”
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THE MAN ON THE BICYCLE.
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Interviewed by an “Examiner” representative, Mr. Daniel Healy, who was the deceased's companion on the occasion, told a story very similar to that outlined above. When they were halted the man was standing more or less in the ditch, where he had, apparently been concealed, and he was in a position below the level of the road. Mr. Healy was on that side of the car, and the armed man came to the car and felt his pockets, and asked him if he had any money. They were both then ordered to “get out of that car,” and they did so. Addressing Ahern, the man ordered him to hand over the money, and, Ahern refusing he threatened to shoot. Once he commenced counting “one, two, three,” but stopped again to demand the money. Finally, he again counted “one, two, three,” and as he uttered the word “three,” he fired killing Ahern.

Here Mr. Healy interposed with an explanation of Ahern's determined refusal to part with the money, in spite of the man's threats. In the same district a man was held-up a considerable time ago, and money was demanded in the same fashion. This gentleman, too, persisted in refusing to hand over his money, as he guessed his assailant to be really unarmed. His guess proved correct. The revolver was either empty, or, more probably, a dummy weapon, so that the robber could not make good his threats to shoot. Consequently this gentleman escaped with his money. “It is only quite recently,” said Mr. Healy, “that Ahern told me this story. He must have misjudged the situation on Wednesday night, and believed that the man could not fire.”

Mr. Healy added that he himself was under the impression that the man could not fire—that the revolver was either unloaded or a dummy. The repeated threats, without any attempt being made to put them into force, naturally tended to confirm this belief, and it was not until the shot had actually been discharged that Mr. Healy realised the “hold-up” was genuine, and that the man was prepared to shoot. The shooting, continued Mr. Healy, occurred about a quarter to half a mile beyond what is locally known as the “one-eyed bridge.” It was between quarter past and half past seven, and was almost dark, so that close as he was to him, Mr. Healy could not see his assailant very well, and consequently he is not able to give an accurate description of the man. He seemed to be well-dressed and was not masked, although his cap, which was a dark one, was pulled down over the forehead. When he spoke at first and said, “Put your hands up!” there did not seem to be anything unusual about his accent, but his subsequent remarks were made in an English accent. In Mr. Healy's opinion, however, the voice was disguised.

When Ahern fell dead on the road Mr. Healy ran back towards Cork to warn the others coming along the road, as he feared there might be a gang of men working there instead of only the one who had accosted them with such tragic results. “Every minute,” said Mr. Healy, “I expected to get a bullet in my back as I was running.” The man, however, did not fire again. After running for about a quarter of a mile Mr. Healy met Mullane in his car with a few others. He stopped them and told them what had occurred, and after consultation they decided to make a detour via a boreen and get help at Mr. Daniel Walsh's. Mr. Healy, accompanied by a few others, continued on till they came out on the main road beyond where the shooting had occurred, and here they inquired at a cottage if Ahern had yet passed home. Mr. Healy was at that time not aware of his friend's fate. While they were at the cottage the pony passed them at a gallop. He had not bolted at first, but apparently something frightened him some time after the shooting. The car was empty, and they then realised that Ahern had been hit.

A man riding on a bicycle next passed, remarking as he did so that there was a burglar “above there.” This man on the bicycle seemed to be very like the man who had shot Ahern, and in Mr. Healy's opinion, he was the same man. Mr. Healy was careful to explain, however, that he was by no means sure of this. His reasons for believing the two were the same man were various. Firstly, the description and tone of the voice were much the same. Secondly, the man on the bicycle had come from the direction of the shooting, and was not seen by anyone going in that direction, or was not seen by the men whom Mr. Healy met on the road. Thirdly, even if he saw Ahern's body he could not know definitely that there was a burglar on the road, as he was not present at the shooting. Fourthly, he cycled away, a most unusual thing for any ordinary passerby to do under the circumstances.

A man named J. J. Murphy, of Coolowen, then went down to the scene of the shooting, followed by the little group of whom Mr. Healy was one. Murphy examined the body and said Ahern was dead. Mr. Healy then went over and knelt beside his dead friend. The others also knelt down on the roadside, and all commenced to pray. Mr. Healy recited the Act of Contrition, bending over Ahern's body, and then continued with the Rosary and other prayers. A priest had meantime been sent for, and when he arrived, Mr. Healy set off to break the sad news to deceased's family. The body was taken at first into a neighbour's house, Monard, yesterday, a jury having been sworn and the body viewed, on the application of the deceased's father the Foreman, with the assent of the jury, gave permission for the removal of the body to the Blarney Catholic Church. The inquest will be held at Blarney this morning. The remains were accompanied to the Church by a large number of friends and acquaintances, and the deepest sorrow was manifested on all sides.

The Cork Examiner 7 Oct. 1921
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IRISH FARMERS' UNION.
   At a meeting of the North Liberty Branch of the Irish Farmers' Union held last evening, at which Mr. Tim Corcoran presided, a vote of condolence, on the proposition of Mr. Joseph Forrest, seconded by Mr. Maurice Burke, supported by all present, was passed unanimously to the parents of the late Mr. Maurice Christopher Aherne [sic] on his tragic death.
The Cork Examiner 7 October 1921
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THE CORK TRAGEDY.
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EVIDENCE AT INQUEST.
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GRAPHIC NARRATIVES.
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Verdict of Murder
At 12 o'clock yesterday, Mr. George B. Horgan, LL.B., solr., Deputy Coroner, held an inquest at Corcoran's Hotel, Blarney, to inquire into the circumstances of the death of Maurice Christopher Aherne [sic], 24. I.R.A., Monard, Whitechurch, who was shot dead while returning home from Cork on Wednesday night, 5th inst., on the public road at Rathpeacon, by some person at present unknown. All the arrangements for the inquest were in the hands of the I.R.A. police, who were represented at the inquest by the Brigade Officer. The following jury were sworn :—Messrs. Ed. Aherne (foreman), Ml. Buckley, Laurence McNamara, Patrick Sullivan, James O'Mahony, Timothy Forrest, Dl. Buckley (Kilcully), Jeremiah Crowley, Dl. Buckley, John Walsh, Daniel Delaney, Jas. O'Riordan, Edward Flynn, Edward Scully, and James Murphy.

Maurice Ahern, father of the deceased, deposed that his son went into Cork to deliver milk twice daily. About 7.40 on the 5th inst. he was told by Mr. Daniel Healy, Coolowen, that his son was lying on the road, and that he (Mr. Healy) was afraid he was dead. The pony having come back with nobody on the car. Witness was going towards the place when Mr. Healy spoke to him. He then proceeded along the road and was taken into Mr. Lynch's house. He went into the house and there he saw his son dead.

To the Coroner—Witness did not know how much money his son would be bringing home. The sums varied, but witness did not know the average amount. His son was selling witness's milk, but was keeping the money himself as he paid witness for the milk. A sum of £2 3s 0s was found on his body, but his watch was missing.

To the Foreman—Witness could not say whether his son had ever brought home less than £2 3s 0d. Witness did not know the amounts of money his son brought home.

To the Brigade Officer of the I.R.A. Police—The deceased left home that evening at 6 o'clock. He usually returned at half-past seven or eight o'clock. The £2 3s 0d was found in the deceased's hip pocket. When he came home at night he usually took the money out of his front pocket and counted it. When his clothes were examined on Wednesday night deceased had no money in his front pocket.

To the Coroner—The watch deceased had was not very valuable. When witness met Mr. Healy it was fairly dark.

Daniel Joseph Healy, accountant, employed by Messrs. Suttons, Ltd., South Mall, Cork, residing at Coolowen, was the next witness. He deposed that he met the deceased about a quarter to seven on Wednesday evening at Blackpool, near the church. Deceased was on his way home at the time. He had his pony and milk-cart with him and pulled up when he saw witness. Deceased, who lived not far from the witness, asked him if he would care for a lift. Witness acquiesced, and got into the van. They drove along the Commons road, going at a sling-trot, but now and again a little faster. It took them about 20 or 25 minutes to get to Rathpeacon.

Coroner—What actually happened then?

Witness, continuing, said they were going along the road after calling at a cottage, and were chatting together, when a man suddenly appeared at the lefthand side of the road. He ran towards them, flourishing a revolver, and ordered them to stop and put their hands up. It was dusky at the time. Witness here, in reply to the Coroner, gave a description of the man, added that from his general behaviour “there was no doubt he was an accomplished bandit.” Continuing his evidence, witness said, in reply to a question from the Coroner, that he did not see any bicycle about. He could see the man's revolver quite clearly. After ordering them to put up their hands, the man approached the side of the car nearest him, which was the side at which witness was sitting. Glancing down the road towards the city and still holding the revolver in his hand, the man said to witness “Have you any money on you?” Witness, replying to him said, “Surely a father of ten children, on a weekly salary, would not have much spare money.” When the man first spoke and told them to put up their hands, there was nothing unusual in his voice. But when he repeated witness's answer “Father of ten children?”—he spoke in what witness took to be an English accent. At the same time he felt witness's pocket and while doing so he continued “keeping an eye ” towards the city. After he had examined witness's pockets, the man leaned across witness and felt Ahern's pockets. The car was narrow and low, so that the man had not much difficulty in leaning over. He then said, “Get out of that car.” Deceased and witness both got out of the car, on the same side, namely that on which the man was standing. The man faced deceased first. Witness here commented that from his actions the man probably knew who he was looking for all right. He then said to the deceased “Give up the money.” The deceased refused, saying “I will not.” The man again demanded the money, and deceased said it was not his. The man then told deceased he would fire if deceased would not hand over the money, but deceased still refused. Again deceased was asked for the money several times under threats of firing, but he maintained his refusal to part with the money. This went on for some time, the conversation lasting from five to ten minutes—probably about seven minutes.

Coroner—What happened then?

Witness, continuing, said the man counted, “One, two, three”—but paused again to demand the money. Witness here interjected that the man, before this dialogue started, turned to the witness and asked whose was the money witness had. Witness replied “My employers,” and then being asked who they were, told him. The man then turned his attention to Ahern. Finally the man asked deceased under penalty of being shot to hand over the money, and when deceased once more refused, counted “One, two, three,” with a slight pause between each word. After he said “three” the man again asked for the money, and when the deceased refused the man fired. As the shot rang out, witness turned and ran towards the city. He ran about a quarter of a mile. He did not know then that the deceased had been killed. Deceased never uttered a sound when the shot was fired. Witness thought it might have been a blank shot, or have failed to hit Ahern.

Answering the brigade officer of police, witness said when the man spoke first it seemed to be in an ordinary Southern accent. The man's search of both witness and deceased did not appear to have been for arms. Robbery was unquestionably the motive. The body was lying on the left hand side of the road going from Cork when next witness saw it. The head was facing the left-hand ditch, and the legs towards the centre of the road. It was possible for the man to have a bicycle concealed there. After the shot was fired witness ran down the road for about a quarter of a mile and met James Mullane and a boy. While he was telling Mullane about the occurrence he saw a cyclist passing, the man riding the bicycle having come from the direction of the shooting. He appeared to witness to be the same man as the man who had held them up, and witness remarked this to Mullane at the time. The cyclist passed quickly—in fact shot past like a flash.

Coroner—Riding very quickly?

Witness—Oh, very fast.

Continuing, witness said there was a down hill at that particular spot. Witness had his back turned and did not see the cyclist until the cyclist was actually passing him. Witness was talking and did not hear everything the man said. Mullane told him the cyclist had said, “There is a burglar above there,” but witness, who was talking himself, only caught the words “——above there.”

A Juror—Would it have been a “murder” above there?

Witness—I did not hear it myself, but Mullane said “burglar.” Witness, continuing said the cyclist passed so quickly that they had not the time to stop him, even though he (witness) suspected the man was the same as he who had held them up. Witness and his companions made a detour, to get help, as he thought there might be a gang of assailants there, and came out on the road beyond where the shooting took place. Returning he found the body in the position already described—on the right side going towards the city, on the left going towards the country.

To the Foreman—Witness frequently got a lift home from the deceased though more often from John Joe Murphy. It would not be possible for the cyclist to pass along the road without seeing the body. A juror here asked was the body lying face downwards or on its back, and the witness replied, “On its back, not face downwards.” The juror remarked that that would account for the money having been left in the hip pocket, although there was none in the front pocket, and the watch too, was gone.

Dr, Michael Donovan, Whitechurch, stated that he examined the body of deceased on Thursday evening at Mr. Ahern's residence at Monard. He found there was what appeared to be a revolver wound at the inner side of the left eye. This was an entrance wound. At the back of the head there was a larger wound which witness took to be an exit wound. The bullet passed in almost a straight line through the head, the wounds being almost opposite. There was a superficial wound on the left eyebrow such as could be caused by a fall. It was not a deep wound—merely superficial. Shock due to a bullet passing through the brain was the cause of death. Witness did not find any particles of lead or anything of that nature. Death could be instantaneous from such a wound.

James Mullane, Monard, Whitechurch, said that on the evening in question, about twenty-past seven, he was driving home in the car when he saw Mr. Healy running towards him. Mr. Healy, who looked very excited, told witness to stop, and said “Don't go up that road as there is a robber there and he has attacked Maurice Ahern.” Mr. Healy added that he heard the explosion and ran away. While conversing with him witness saw a cyclist who had come down the road, pass them. Neither witness nor Mr. Healy saw him approach. After passing them and when he had got a distance of twenty yards, the cyclist shouted back “There is a burglar above there.” The cyclist, who did not stop, was going very quickly. Mr. Healy then said to witness, referring to the cyclist, “That must be he.” Witness made a detour. He wanted to go up the road but the others would not let him, for fear there might be a gang of assailants there. They consequently made a detour, as Mr. Healy had described, and went for help, after which they went to where the body was lying in the position already described by Mr. Healy.

A juror commented on the cyclist's strange remark, and said he wondered why the cyclist said nothing about the body, when he could not have failed to see it. It was very suspicious, and he thought it showed the cyclist was at least concerned in the affair.

This concluded the evidence.

The Coroner said, in summing up, that they had not so much light yet thrown on the identity of the man who had actually committed the terrible deed, but it was quite clear that the deceased was murdered by some person at present unknown. They could only hope that this unknown person would be discovered and captured and that he would be brought to justice. The evidence showed very clearly that the motive was robbery and he suggested that the jury return a verdict of murder by some person unknown, on the public highway.

The jury then found as follows :—“The deceased, Maurice Christopher Ahern, was murdered on the public highroad at Rathpeacon, County Cork, on the 5th day of October, 1921, by being shot in the head with a revolver by a person unknown, whose object was robbery.” The jury, the Coroner and the Brigade Officer of Police all expressed sympathy with the relatives of the deceased.


THE FUNERAL.
The funeral of Mr. Ahern took place almost immediately after the inquest had concluded, from Blarney Church, to which the body was removed Thursday night for Garrycloyne. The cortege was immense, and large numbers walked after the hearse. Hundreds of cars and traps of all description were present. The chief mourners were :—Maurice Ahern (father), Mrs. Ahern (mother), Denis and John Ahern (brothers), Miss Nora Ahern (sister), Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cashman and Mr. and Mrs. Denis Cashman (uncles and aunts), Mr. and Mrs. David Kenneally (do.), Mrs. Harte (aunt), Daniel Delaney, John and Mrs. Ahern, Mrs. Cashman (Killeagh), Patrick Ahern, Tom, Michael and Denis Ahern, Edward and John Ahern, etc. (cousins), Mr. P. Ryan, Relieving Officer, and Mr. Wm. Ryan.

As already stated there was an immense attendance of the general public, and a number of beautiful wreaths were placed on the grave. The officiating clergymen were :—Very Rev. M. Canon Barrett, P.P., Blarney; Rev. Father O'Flynn, C.C., Whitechurch, and Rev. Father Whalan, C.C., Blarney. The funeral arrangements were carried out successfully by T. Seacy, Undertaker, The Square, Blackpool.

The Cork Examiner 8 October 1921
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Cork Tragedy
Friday.   
A deed of a description truly appalling was enacted near the city last Wednesday night. A young man named Maurice Christopher Ahern, son of a farmer, was sent to deliver milk in the city and to drive home in a pony milk van. On Wednesday night he was in the car, and with him was a companion named Daniel Healy. The car was in the vicinity of Rathpeacon, when a man advanced in the darkness—it was about 8 o'clock at the time—and compelled the car to stop. The man covered Ahern with a revolver, felt Ahern's pockets, and asked him if he had any money, and if he had to hand it over. That Ahern refused to do, and the man indulged in a series of threatening counts of "One, two, three," and finally fired. The shot killed Ahern. Healy fled in the darkness, and raised an alarm.
The Southern Star 8 October 1921
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SURVEY CAMP TO START BUILDINGS
Vocational Training University for Service Men at Chillicothe Started.
   CHILLICOTHE, O., Oct. 13—Major George P. Ahern, with four assitants, is now at Camp Sherman intensively working on plans for remodeling the site to make it suitable for a vocational training university for ex-service men.
   Architects have established headquarters at the camp and are surveying the southern portion of the government land. Special attention is being given the community group buildings to make them ready for immediate use.
   Cottage pan bungalows will be erected first to house ex-service men with dependents until concrete homes can be built.
   It is thought a remnant of the quartermaster corps may be retained here and some now furloughed may be recalled. In addition there may be a skeleton regiment held here for up-keep work.
Sandusky Star Journal 13 October 1921
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ROBBERY THE MOTIVE
   At a Coroner's inquest in Blarney into the death of Maurice C. Aherne (24), I.R.A., Monard, Whitechurch, who was shot dead on the high road on October 5th when returning home from Cork, the jury found that the crime was committed by a person unknown, whose object was robbery. The arrangements at the inquest were in the hands of the I.R.A. police who were represented by a Brigade officer.
   Daniel J. Healy, Coolowen, who was in company with Aherne when he was killed detailed the facts of the shooting as already told by him, and gave a description of the man who held them up and fired the fatal shot. Answering the Brigade officer, he said when the man spoke first it seemed to him an ordinary southern accent, His search of witness and deceased did not appear to have been for arms. Robbery was unquestionably the motive.
   Maurice Aherne, father of the deceased said he did not know how much money his son would be bringing home. The sums varied. His son was selling witness's milk but was keeping the money himself, as he paid witness for the milk. A sum of £2 3s was found on his body but his watch was missing.
THE MOTIVE CLEAR
   The medical evidence was that death was caused by a bullet which entered the left eye, passed through the brain, and went out at the back of the head. The Coroner (Mr. G. B. Horgan, solr.) said much light had not yet been thrown on the identity of the man who had actually committed the terrible deed. They could only hope that this unknown person would be discovered and captured and that he would be brought to justice.
   The evidence showed very clearly that the motive was robbery. The jury, Coroner, and the brigade officer expressed sympathy with the relatives of deceased. At the funeral, which took place shortly after, there was a large attendance of the general public.
The Southern Star 15 October 1921
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Cork Co. Evicted Tenants Advisory Committee
   The monthly meeting of the above was held in the rooms, Oliver Plunkett St., Cork, on Friday. Mr. W. T. Murphy presided. The Hon. Sec. Mr. P. O'Brien read communications from the following relative to their claims to their farms, which they claim a right to re-instatement or otherwise compensation in lieu of being provided with land, viz.: Michael Condon, Passage ; P. Collins, Riverstick ; Thomas Attridge, Castletownsend ; Florence McCarthy, Faharlin, Carrigaline ; James Aherne, Douglas ; C. O'Mahony, Adamstown, Ballinahassig ; Alice Riordan, Bantry ; Jerh Connolly, Bantry ; Timothy Mescall, Watergrasshill ; Thomas Murray, Castletownbereffi [sic] ; Mary O'Sullivan, Bandon ; Matthew and Janie Hourihane, Skibbereen ; Mrs. J. Hogan, Ballineen ; Joseph Wood, Castleventry, Clonakilty ; Dan Leahy, Midleton ; John Donovan, Clonakilty ; Patrick O'Donovan, Clonakilty ; Mrs. Murphy, Banteer ; James Aherne, Adamstown, Ballygarvan.
   The Committee decided on holding a meeting on the 21st inst. when arrangements will be made to communicate with the present occupiers of the farms sought for, with a view to come to a satisfactory understanding with both parties, which would save undue trouble.
The Southern Star 15 October 1921
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MARRIAGE
AHERN—O'CALLAGHAN—On Oct. 4th, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farran, by the Rev. B. McKenna, C.C., Daniel J. Ahern, Carnody, Dripsey, to Ellen Mary (Ciss), daughter of Dan D. and Mrs. O'Callaghan, Currahaly, Farran.
The Cork Examiner 18 October 1921
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Boy Scouts Rally
[. . .] This is the first rally of the scouts since last spring and the council wishes to make it the most successful rally ever held in Arlington. The committee in charge, Charles H. Stevens, chairman; James H. Jones and George E. Ahern, have worked hard and boys arranged a program that is sure to provide most interesting.
Arlington Advocate 21 October 1921
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JOLIET ILLINI CLUB NAMES P. O'HERN '23 PRESIDENT
Members of the Joliet Illini club at a meeting last night in the Union Building elected Paul O'Hern '23, president. Other officers are, Anna Vale '23, vice-president; and Joseph Strasser '22. secretary-treasurer. Plans were formed for a dance to be given, in Joliet during the Christmas holidays.
Daily Illini 27 October 1921
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"Big Dan" Ahern Now Undisputed Champion
Hartford Police Sergeant Tallest "Cop" in World, Looming Up One and One-Half Inches Above Representative of Woolworth Building City.
Sergeant Daniel B. Ahern, known throughout the city as "Big Dan," is no longer merely Hartford's largest policeman. He is now the tallest policeman in the world. Several months ago enterprising "boosters" of the New York police department busied themselves with the collection of data regarding towering bluecoats, with the object of comparing one of their "giants" with the village and hamlet coppers throughout the civilized world. And the result of their investigation was the hailing of a New York policeman as the "tallest policeman in the world." He was said to be 6 feet, 6 inches tall in his stocking feet. But the news hunters who exploited their idol's picture on first pages and in magazines and feature sections overlooked Hartford and its big guardian, and "Big Dan" promptly kicked off his shoes and, upon official measurement, registered 6 feet, 7 1/2 inches in height. Sergeant Ahern is very modest in announcing his claim to the title and refuses to pose for a full-length photo, but his friends have taken up the fight and the metropolitan boosters have been notified that they are much in the shade. According to the data obtained by them for the idolizing of their own candidate "Big Dan" Ahern is the tallest policeman in the world.
Hartford Daily Courant 12 November 1921
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Out of Work, Commits Suicide
Despondent because of illness and lack of employment, Timothy Ahern, forty-two, committed suicide by slashing his throat this morning in the bathroom of his home, 2125 South Nineteenth street, police say. Ahern had breakfast shortly after 8 o'clock and then told his wife he intended to shave and start out on another hunt for work. He went to the bathroom. Mrs. Ahern soon afterward heard his body fall. Blood was pouring from a wound in his throat. He died in a few minutes.
Evening Public Ledger 14 November 1921
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Storm Damage
Gangs of men were hustled out of bed Sunday night to try and cope with the storm, but their best effort availed little. The men, under Tree Warden Daniel M. Daley, Town Engineer George E. Ahern, and Wire Superintendant Mason, worked hard and well but their work in many cases went for naught on Monday night when the wind freshened materially, prostrating many more poles and trees and undoing a large part of the work accomplished during the day. Many orchards were ruined, by the trees being split. Shade trees as well as ornamental bushes suffered heavily and in many instances were ruined.
Arlington Advocate 2 December 1921
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AFTER fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria, in its Probate jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the WILL of MARY TERESA AHERN, late of Yea, in the State of Victoria, widow, deceased, may be granted to James Aloysius Ahern, of 56 Noble street, Geelong, in the said State, the executor appointed by the said will.
T. CAPLES, LL.B., High street, Yea, proctor for the applicant.
The Argus 1 February 1922
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Institute Arlington Lodge of Elks Next Wednesday.
   Arlington Lodge of Elks, 1435, will be formally instituted Wednesday afternoon, at Robbins Memorial Hall, Arlington. Edward D. Larkin, DDGER, will be in charge. Nearly 100 charter members will be initiated under the direction of Frank T. Evans, exalted ruler, of Cambridge.
   The following officers will be installed: William E. Denvir, exalted ruler; H. Wesley Curtis, esteemed leading knight; John G. Collins, esteemed loyal knight; Clarence F. Hill, esteemed lecturing knight; Francis L. Dalton, secretary; Joseph M. Ahern, treasurer; Luke M. Munroe, Martin Gallagher, W. H. Pierce, trustees. James R. Nicholson, past grand exalted ruler, will officiate at the installation,
   The formal activities will be followed by a banquet and entertainment, for which officials of the Nation, State, city and town and prominent Elks have been invited.
The Boston Globe 5 February 1922
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CONSTABLE SHOT. ALLEGED ASSAILANT CHASED.
Revolver Shots in Scrub.
ECHUCA, Tuesday—Shortly before 4 o'clock this afternoon Constable Bassett, of the Moama police, was instructed by Sergeant Goodwin to quell a disturbance at the home of Thomas Ahearn, in Victoria street. As the constable approached the house it is alleged that John Ahearn, aged about 24 years, rushed to a sulky standing near by, and, grasping a Winchester rifle, fired it. A bullet struck Bassett on the right arm, fracturing the bone, and embedding itself in the flesh. The constable was removed to a private hospital and the bullet extracted.

Sergeant, Goodwin meanwhile went in search of John Ahearn, who had driven off in the gig in the direction of Deniliquin. Mounted on a bicycle, the sergeant overtook John Ahearn about five miles from Moama, where Ahearn is said to have unharnessed the horse and taken to the bush. Sergeant Goodwin says that he called upon the man to surrender, and that immediately Ahearn put up his hands, but suddenly turned and bolted through the timber. Two shots from the sergeant's revolver brought Ahearn to a standstill.

Ahearn, handcuffed, was brought to Moama and locked up on a charge of having shot with intent to murder. He will be brought before the Police Court to-morrow, when a remand will probably be applied for.

The Argus 15 February 1922
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   At Springfield road barracks there was a distressing accident which resulted in the death of Police Sergeant Eugene Ahern.
   So far as can be learned, one of the men in the barracks pulled the trigger of a machine-gun under the impression that it was empty, one cartridge, however, remained, and Ahern received a wound to which he succumbed.
The Irish Times 16 February 1922
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IRISH POLICE NOTES AND NEWS
   A tragic occurrence took place on Wednesday last by which Sergeant Eugene Ahearn lost his life. The sergeant had returned to the barracks after having been on patrol duty in the district. One of the men carried a machine gun, which he proceeded to unload. He removed the drum, but a cartridge which had been in the barrel was discharged accidentally, and the bullet entered the unfortunate sergeant's side. Sergeant Ahearn was at once conveyed to the Royal Victoria Hospital, a few hundred yards from the barrack, but he died soon after admission. A native of Cork, and about fifty-six years of age, deceased leaves a widow and young family.
   Impressive scenes were witnessed at the funeral on Friday last, when the remains were removed from the deceased's late residence, 283 Falls road. The interment was made at Milltown Cemetery, and all along the line of route large crowds of sympathisers watched the mournful procession.
   The City Commissioner, Mr. J. F. Gelston, and County Inspector Attridge attended, and a large funeral party of R.I.C., under command of District Inspector Deignan, followed the hearse, the men marching with arms reversed. At the home of the deceased and at the graveside touching Services were conducted by Father Greaven, St. Paul's. The band, under Mr. G. C. Ferguson, was present, and as the remains left the house and as they were conveyed to the graveyard played the Dead March in Saul. Floral tributes were many, including one from the comrades of deceased at Brickfields Barracks and Springfield road. The chief mourners were George (son), and ex-Sergeant McDermott (brother-in-law).
The Irish Times 25 February 1922
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GARDNER IS CUE VICTOR.
Defeats Ahearn 100 to 53, in State Pocket Billiard Tourney.
Gus Gardner was the winner of last night's match in the continuation of the New York State amateur pocket billiard championship tourney now in progress at the Rational Recreation Academy, Brooklyn. Gardner, who holds the metropolitan pocket billiard championship, defeated John J. Ahearn by the score of 100 to 53. He took the lead at the start and held it throughout. Although the match had no particularly spectacular features, the winner's play was consistent throughout. Gardner executed two combination kiss shots that brought forth considerable applause. He had a high run of 12, while Ahearn's best cluster was 11. Tonight the match will be between A. V. Ryan and Clarence Hurd.
New York Times 7 March 1922
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HURD DEFEATS AHEARN.
Wins Pocket Billiard Championship Match, 100 to 57.
In the continuation of the New York State amateur pocket billiard championship tournament, now in progress at the Rational Recreation Billiard Academy, in Brooklyn, Clarence Hurd scored an easy victory last night over J. Ahearn. Hurd won his match by the count of 100 to 57, the match going to 12 frames. The winner's high run was 20, and the loser's just half that cluster.
New York Times 14 March 1922
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TWO MEN ARRESTED
James Mastrone, of 170 Brooklawn avenue, and Frank Ahearn, a boxer, of 1279 Park avenue, were arrested last night at the entrance of a dance hall on Fairfield avenue on charges of breach of the peace. Special Policeman Dunnigan, who took them into custody, claimed they interfered with him while he was engaged in quieting three boisterous sailors.
Bridgeport Telegram 29 March 1922
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SIX MEN CONVICTED IN THE CITY COURT
   Peter Lecharty, of 652 Harral avenue, who smashed a bottle over the head of Traffic Policeman Daniel A. Fitzroy on John street Tuesday night, was fined $10 and costs.
   Convicted of robbing 15 gas meters of $58 dollars in quarters, Fred C, Smith of Capitol avenue was sent to jail for six months and fined $100 and costs when arraigned in the City court yesterday morning. The money claimed to have been stolen will be turned over to the Bridgeport Gas Light company.
   James Mastrono of 470 Brooklawn avenue was fined $10 and Frank Ahearn of 1279 Park avenue was fined $5 for participating in disturbance in front of a dance hall on Fairfield avenue Tuesday night.
Bridgeport Telegram 30 March 1922
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FOR SALE
TWO YEARLING PONIES, bred by Lordmeath and Young Sweetheart. Apply to— TIMOTHY AHERN, Coolanagh, Newcestown.
The Southern Star 13 April 1922
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Mr. T. J. Ahern, of the Galway branch of the Munster and Leinster Bank, has been appointed manager at Roscommon.
The Irish Times 6 May 1922
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EVERETT
Daniel A. Ahearn of 319 Jefferson av., Chelsea, died Saturday at the Frost Hospital, Chelsea, from injuries received when he fell from a staging while making alterations on a house at 10 Fairmont st., Thursday.
The Boston Globe 8 May 1922
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MARRIAGE LICENSES
Paul L. Volgimann, 65; Mrs. Julia Ahearn, 60, both of St. Louis.
Bellesville News-Democrat 11 June 1922
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ALLEGED BREAKING AND ENTERING
TE AWAMUTU, 12th June.   
Thomas M'Mahon and Leslie J. Ahern were arrested to-day, on charges of breaking and entering the premises of Mr. Armstrong, draper, and the Waipa Supply Co.'s store on Saturday night, when cash and material were stolen. The goods have been recovered.
Wellington Evening Post 13 June 1922
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BREAKING AND ENTERING
TE AWAMUTU CASES.
TE AWAMUTU, This Day.   
Thomas Edward M'Mahon, electrician, was committed for sentence for breaking and entering Armstrong's drapery shop, Waipa Supply Stores, and Spear's, tobacconist, and committed for trial for breaking and entering Boyce and Fawcett's mart, and also on a charge of assaulting Beryl E. Cooper, 17 years of age, by striking her over the head with a bar of iron. Lester James Ahern, railway porter, was committed for trial on a charge of breaking and entering Armstrong's and the Waipa Supply Stores. He was sentenced to three months' imprisonment, with hard labour, for receiving stolen goods from M'Mahon.
Wellington Evening Post 22 June 1922
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SCHOOL DANCER BADLY BURNED
Marlboro High Girl's Dress Takes Fire

Mildred Deming in Serious Condition in Hospital
Victim Rushed From Stage in Midst of Audience
   MARLBORO, June 22—Miss Mildred Deming, 15-year-old daughter of Mrs. Anna Deming of 235 South st and a student at Immaculate Conception Parochial School, is in precarious condition at the Marlboro Hospital suffering from severe burns on her chest, arms and face, which she sustained this afternoon when her clothing caught fire while acting in a play being presented in the assembly hall of the Marlboro High School.
   The girl was one of the stars of “Astra, The Health Theory,” produced under the auspices of the Red Cross before students of the fifth, sixth, and seventh grades of the city. The girl, who is well known in this locality as a toe dancer, was going on the stage for the last part of the performance and she carried a large five-pointed star which was illuminated with sparklers. From what can be learned the sparklers set fire to her flimsy costume.
   When her costume caught fire, she rushed frantically from the stage and was grabbed by Michael Flannery, janitor of the building, before she left the rear of the stage. Flannery attempted to pull the outer garment off her, but she broke away from him and dashed into the auditorium. While attempting to pull the garment off, Flannery was badly burned about both hands and also about the face.
   Miss Mary E. Ahern, a school nurse, followed the hysterical girl, threw a linen duster around her and put out the blaze.
   In the meantime the young audience was in a great state of excitement, but all kept their seats at the commands of their teachers. During the excitement some one rang on a fire alarm and this attracted the attention of Supt. E. P. Carr, who has an office in the building. When he was informed of the cause of the alarm, he summoned for Dr. J. J. Kelley, the school physician, who gave first aid and sent the girl to the hospital.
The Boston Globe 23 June 1922
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The Aboriginal Way.
An aborigine drawing out that spear would have drawn it through wet clay on both sides, so as to effectually exclude all air from the wound. That might not have saved Launders, but it would have given him a chance, whereas the other method was certain death. When Gilbert, the naturalist, was speared in one lung, on June 28, 1845, Leichardt unwisely pulled out the spear in the way Roberts did, and Gilbert died in five minutes. When Terence Ahearne was speared through one lung on the Daintree his mates wisely left the spear in the wound, took him to Cooktown, where Dr. Kortcum withdrew it in aboriginal fashion, and Ahearn lived and married and had a family, afterwards taking railway contracts, though he always felt the effects of the spear, and it probably shortened his life.
Northern Standard 27 June 1922
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BRIDGEPORT BOY AT POLI'S IS WELCOMED HOME
   Dr. and Mrs. E. F. McGovern of Lafayette street, entertained last night in honor of Will and Gladys Ahern, who are playing at the Poli theatre this week. Mr. Ahern is the brother of Mrs. McGovern, and has traveled through the United States in many Western acts. Mrs. Ahern is a native of Omaha.
   The affair last night included novelty acts by the guests, singing and dancing. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hansen of Stamford; Mr. and Mrs. William Ziska of New York city; Edward Lewis of Bridgeport; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGovern, Dr. and Mrs. McGovern and Will and Gladys Ahern.
   It is just three and one-half years since Mr. Ahern visited his Bridgeport home. The party did double duty as both a welcome home affair and a farewell event. For the team, Will and Gladys, expect to leave shortly on a foreign circuit tour, which will include Africa and England. They will be gone about nine months.
Bridgeport Post 4 July 1922
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CHAUFFEUR MECHANIC, six years experience, expert driver, courteous and reliable, wishes private position; city or country. George D. Ahearn, 1279 Park Ave., City or Morningside 8835, New York.
Bridgeport Telegram 10 July 1922
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POLICE PICKUPS
   The following cases were disposed of by Judge Wertz in police court this morning:
   Dennis Ahern charged with vagrancy pleaded guilty and was fined $5. Ahern just "blew in" from New York, he said, and was begging on the streets at the time of his arrest. It was said by the police that Ahern is a typical freight train vamp [sic].
Charleston Daily Mail 15 July 1922
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PATRICK O'HEARN IS CRITICALLY ILL
Dorchester Man at Hull Summer Home
HULL, July 21—Patrick O'Hearn of Dorchester, well-known Summer resident of this section for many years and the owner of considerable property, is critically ill at the family residence in the Allerton District. Mr. O'Hearn was stricken with a shock several weeks ago, while speaking at a protest meeting at Fields Corner. He was brought to his Summer home here in the hope that it would be of benefit to him.
The Boston Globe 21 July 1922
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CHILD HIT BY AUTO
DIES IN HOSPITAL
Charles F. Ahern, 4, of 153 West Broadway, South Boston, died at the Carney Hospital last night from injuries received when he was struck and knocked down by an automobile while crossing the street in front of his home yesterday afternoon. The automobile was operated by Donald Porter of Mt. Blue st., Norwood.
The Boston Globe 25 July 1922
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12-Year-Old Boy, Eager for Errand, Struck by Stratford Man
One boy is dying, another is in critical condition and a woman was severely injured as the result of three accidents yesterday in which automobiles and street cars were concerned. Eagerness to earn a dime or quarter by carrying a woman's handbag may cost 12 year old Pierre Genignani of 95 High street his life. He tried to outrun several companions across Stratford avenue near the railroad viaduct to solicit luggage-laden passengers leaving the steamer Park City at 6:15 o'clock, when he dashed into the path of an automobile driven by David Ahearn of Main street, Stratford,

The fender of the car knocked the boy down and his skull was fractured. Wheels of the car passed over his body causing grave internal injuries. Witnesses say they saved the boy further injuries when Ahearn, under stress of excitement, started to back his automobile over the prostrate boy a second time. Horrified cries from the sidewalks warned him. Ahearn was placed under arrest and charged formally with reckless driving. He was released in bonds of $1,000. Dr. E. J. Susslin removed the injured boy to St. Vincent's hospital where it was said late last night his death was momentarily expected.  . . . 

Bridgeport Telegram 26 July 1922
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CORONER TO HOLD HEARING
IN CASE OF INJURED BOY
An imminent death hearing into the accident in which 12-year-old Pierre Gengignani, of 95 High street was struck and knocked down by an auto on Stratford avenue Tuesday night, is to be held by Coroner John J. Phelan at the Court House this morning at 9:30 o'clock. The driver of the car, David Ahearn, of Stratford, will testify.
Bridgeport Telegram 27 July 1922
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DENOUNCES ACTS BY DEVALERA AND FOLLOWERS
State Friends of Irish Freedom Urge Repudiation of “Envoys”
NEW HAVEN, Dec. 31.—Denouncing the killing of women and children by followers of Eamon De Valera as murder, and the destruction of business enterprises, buildings, roads, etc., as warfare against the people of Ireland, and characterizing these acts as attempts on the part of a small minority to terrorize the Irish people and thus gain control of the Irish Free State, the Friends of Irish Freedom, at their state convention in New Haven last night, adopted resolutions urging the friends of Ireland to cease their contributions to the so-called Irish envoys now in America and to unite with the Irish people in the peaceful and ultimate establishment of an Irish Republic, totally independent of Great Britain.
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The State council includes  . . .  Mrs. E. Ahearn of Winsted,  . . . 
Bridgeport Telegram 1 January 1923
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Coast Guard Orders
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.—This Coast Guard order has been issued:
Ahern, Lt. J., to the Seminole.
New York Times 12 January 1923
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Army Orders and Assignments
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.—The War Department published the following orders today:
Miscellaneous
Ahern, Maj. G. P., ret., is relieved from active duty.
New York Times 16 January 1923
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WAITERS' UNION GIVES SIXTIETH ANNUAL BALL
   The 60th annual ball of the Waiters' Benevolent Union of Boston took place last evening in Paul Revere Hall with more than 500 present. Edward Cotter was floor marshal; Charles Young, assistant floor marshal; Robert Tully. floor director; James Ellsworth, assistant floor director; and members of the association acted as aids.
    John McLaughlin was chairman of the reception committee, J. C. Sheehan, chairman of the committee of arrangements, assisted by James Gibbons, Dennis Callahan, Joseph Deenen, J. W. Kearns, George Brown, Thomas Ahern, John Kelliher, John Fallon, Peter Botano, Charles Regan, William Earle, John McLaughlin, Peter Griffin, Otto London, Frank Delaney, Frank Navin, H. M. Davito, James J. Hennessey, Michael Morrisey, Peter Brasco, and Thomas Finn.
The Boston Globe 23 January 1923
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GOES TO JAMESTOWN
Little Margaret Homan left yesterday morning for Jamestown, where she will be met by her grandmother, Mrs. John Homan, who is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Arthur Ohern.
The Bismarck Tribune 11 April 1923
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Sporting Squibs of All Kinds
Charlie O'Hearn, of Brookline, Mass., star forward on Yale's hockey team, was elected captain of the 1923 squad.
Casa Grande Bulletin 14 April 1923
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Atkins, Murder Victim, Buried in Concord, N.H.
   CONCORD, N. H., April 15—The funeral this afternoon of Vernon F. Atkins, slain in his home here Wednesday night, was one of the largest in recent years in Concord, 37 automobiles following the body to Blossom Hill Cemetery.
   Rev. Robbins W. Barstow of South Congregational Church, of which Mrs. Atkins is a member, conducted services in the home and Concord Lodge of Elks, which attended in a body, gave its ritual. Charles E. Teney, exalted ruler, and William Dame, chaplain, officiating. Bearers were John H. McLeod, Joseph J. Booth, Frank A. Tenney, William J. McCarthy, Frank G. Ahern and Charles H. Rowe.
The Boston Globe 26 April 1923
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LAST TRIBUTE PAID TO DAN SAUNDERS
Friends Fill Church at Funeral Services
Funeral services for Daniel J. Saunders, for more than 43 years a member of the Globe staff and one of the foremost boxing and sports writers in the country, were held yesterday morning, and scores of men, prominent in the professional and business world, as well as acquaintances and friends of long standing from the sporting world, paid their last tribute to “Dan.”
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Business associates on the Globe and personal friends acted as bearers. William O. Taylor and Chas. H. Taylor, William D. Sullivan, city editor; George B. Gavin, day editor; Harry W. Poor, night editor, and Daniel E. Ahern, cashier, were honorary bearers . . . 
The Boston Globe 9 May 1923
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N. E. FIRE CHIEFS ELECT LOCAL MAN OFFICIAL
BOSTON, July 12.—Fire department heads of New England cities and towns meeting here today formed the New England Association of Fire chiefs. Chief John P. Doyle. of Wellesley, was elected president. Other officers are first vice president John C. Moran, Hartford, second vice president P. J. Hurley, Holyoke; secretary treasurer J. W. O'Hearn, Watertown. The state vice presidents include John C. Tabor, Boston, A. J. Cole, Woonsocket, R. I., and D. B. Johnson, Bridgeport. Among the members of the board of directors, are former Chief R. D. Weeks, of Providence, and former chief Peter E. Walsh, of Boston.
Bridgeport Telegram 13 July 1922
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BUNKER HILL DISTRICT
The winners of the very successful whist party held last evening by the Holy Name Club, under the direction of Rev. James L. Davey, in their Winthrop=st clubhouse, were Simeon Therin, Margaret Bannister, Mrs. Hammond, Mrs. Von Hartenstien, Mrs. Dempsey, W. E. Jule, Mrs. William Bryan, Mrs. Lang, A. L. Fitzgerald, Mrs. J. H. Lynch, Mrs. C. J. Crowley, Mrs. A. T. Sloan, Mrs. M. Doyle, Jeremiah Browne, Mrs. Doyle, Edwina Ahern and Mrs. Hurley and Mrs. Anderson, the two latter receiving consolation prizes.
The Boston Globe 3 August 1922
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THE QUEENSTOWN CALL.
   We have received a telegram from the United States Lines at Cork contradicting the statement published on July 31 that the steamers of this company were ceasing to call at Queenstown. The company say[s]:—
   “The facts are as follows :—Our steamship President Adams, from New York, arrived off the Daunt light-vessel at 4 a.m. on July 28, and our company's special pilot (Aherne), who had been awaiting the arrival of the vessel boarded her three miles south-south-west of Roche's Point, bringing her to an anchorage at 4.30 a.m. G.M.T. Having landed fifty-six out of sixty-three Queenstown passengers and the Cork and Queenstown mails only (the other Irish mails were carried on to Plymouth at the request of the Cork postmaster), the President Adams proceeded for Plymouth at 5.45, all well.”
The Times 7 August 1922
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George W. O'Hearn, 35 years old, a plumber, died at 7:50 o'clock last night at the Jewish Hospital, where he had been taken twenty-four hours before when his gasoline torch exploded at the home of Antonio Repetto, a relative, at 213 South Bayly Avenue. William Ruppel, brother-in-law of O'Hearn, injured at the same time, is at his home, 538 North Twentieth Street, suffering with severe gasoline burns, but will recover. O'Hearn and Ruppel were assisting in installing a gas stove at the Repetto home. Just what caused the gasoline torch to explode, firemen were unable to determine. Both O'Hearn and Ruppel were leaning over it at the time. The clothes of both were set afire, and O'Hearn was covered with burning gasoline. He tried to extinguish the flames by rolling on the ground. He was still afire when firemen reached the house in answer to a fire alarm. Besides his widow, Mrs. Virginia Ruppel O'Hearn, O'Hearn leaves four sisters, Mrs. Charles Ede, Mrs. Paul Bere, Mrs. Carl Bauer of Oakland, Calif. And Miss Catherine O'Hearn; a brother Bernard O'Hearn, and his father James W. O'Hearn.
Courier Journal 23 August 1922
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ANSONIA, Sept. 4.—Miss Mae Ahearn, of the A. B. C. company office, is spending the week in Springfield, Mass.
Bridgeport Telegram 5 September 1922
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Local and Otherwise
Eugene English and Miss Marie Ahern, of West Mansfield, and Harvey Dixon, of Richwood, were guests of Miss Louise Woodard, Labor Day.
The Richwood Gazette 7 September 1922
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Army Orders and Assignments
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11.—The War Department published the following orders today:
Leaves.
Ahern, Maj. G. P., retired, 21 days.
New York Times 12 September 1922
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ANOTHER SALEM BOY VICTIM OF ATTACK
Alphonse Provost Tells of Man Entering House
Special Dispatch to the Globe
SALEM, Sept. 18—Salem was shocked today by the third criminal assault on a small boy in the last several weeks. Fourteen-year-old Alphonse Provost reports that a man entered his home at 34 Prince st. about 11 this morning, found him alone, assaulted him, ran down the stairs into the street, and was caught by two passersby. The latter did not know what he had done, and let him go when he pleaded that be was in a hurry. The description of the fugitive tallies with that of the man who assaulted Henry Rybick, also 14 years old, of 18 Carleton st. on Sept. 9. The police believe the criminal to be a degenerate, who has not left Salem.
The Boston Globe 19 September 1922
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AHERN HELD FOR HEARING IN SALEM ASSAULT CASE
SALEM, Sept 19—William Ahern, 43, single, of 32 Webb st., was held for a hearing in $1500 bonds in the District Court today on a charge of assault on l4-year-old Alphonse Provost of 34 Prince st. He pleaded not gui1ty. His arraignment followed Ahern's Identification by the boy. Ahern furnished bail and was released for trial Friday. The alleged offense occurred yesterday morning at the home of the boy. Ahern. an employe of the City Water Department, was suspected of the assault from the description given the police by the boy. Two men who captured Ahern shortly after the affair and let him go when they say he pleaded for mercy, also identified him today as the man who fled from the Prince-st. house. The attack on the Provost boy resembled that made on Henry Rybicki, also 14 years old, in the Great Pastures a fortnight ago. It was also similar to that on Henry P. McMahon, the boy for whose murder no one has as yet been apprehended.
The Boston Globe 20 September 1922
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Bouts this week
Tuesday—Danny Edwards vs. Johnny Curtain, New York; Pepper Martin vs. Kid Sullivan and Jake Ahearn vs. W. Naye, Brooklyn.
The Boston Globe 25 September 1922
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LIMERICK TRADER'S BANKRUPTCY
   In the Bankruptcy Court yesterday, before the Master of the Rolls, William Ahern, who traded in the City of Limerick as Ahern and McMahon, was examined by Mr. Tobias (instructed by Messrs. Porter, Morris and Co.), as to his affairs. He said that in April, 1921, he had a stock worth £800. A debtor's summons was served upon him, and he shut up the place. He returned the value of his stock at that time at £200 or £300, but at the sale it realised only £120. He made his creditors an offer of 3s. 6d. in the £. Asked what he had done with the money derived from the sale, the bankrupt said that he had paid it to some of his creditors by cheque.
   Mr. Tobin submitted that the bankrupt's answering with regard to the disposal of a balance of £60 was not satisfactory.
   The bankrupt said that he had to pay servants, and that he had now no money left, and was residing with his parents, who were independant.
   The Master of the Rolls said that he would not make an order for the bankrupt's committal.
The Irish Times 11 October 1922
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AT BENICIA
The navy set at Benicia, stimulated by the deb set is setting out on a busy season, coordinating their affairs with Mare Island. Miss Ransom O'Hern was one of the week's hostesses at the historic old barracks, entertaining in honor of Miss Mildred Van Dorn, niece of Admiral and Mrs. J. S. McKean, spending the summer at the Navy Yard.
Oakland Tribune 15 October 1922
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WILLIAM AHERN PENSIONED
William Ahern, head gate collector here for the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company here for many years was recently pensioned on account of disability. He was always very strict in the performance of his work and always courteous to the public. Several months ago he sold his home in Tiburon and moved his family to San Francisco. He entered the employ of the North Pacific Coast Railroad Company, June 1887, shortly after his arrival from Ireland. In November 1887 he entered the employ of the San Francisco and North Pacific Coast Railroad Company at Tiburon where he worked until the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company routed all their passenger traffic between San Francisco and Tiburon and Belvedere via Sausalito in 1907.
Sausalito News 21 October 1922
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AT THE ORPHEUM
Double Bill Proves Interesting to Enthusiastic Audiences
The usual double bill proved decidedly interesting to the audiences at the Orpheum last night. Heading the bill of vaudeville was Charles Ahearn and company in their melange of fun and dexterity which caught the fancy instanter. . . . 
Philadelphia Inquirer 31 October 1922
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Aided by Compensation Act, Loses Damage Suit
Francis Ahern of Princeton st., East Boston, lost his suit in Federal District Court against the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation for $20,000 damages for injuries received when in the employ of the company. Federal Judge Brewster ordered a verdict for the defendant. Ahern admitted he had recieved compensation under the Working Men's Compensation act of this State, which provides a beneficiary waives all right for further claim.
The Boston Globe 2 November 1922
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YALE QUARTERBACK PROBLEM RELIEVED;
O'Hearn and Becket Return to Practice and
Take a Hand in Running the Eleven.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 1—Yale's quarterback problem has been relieved by the return to the game of O'Hearn and Becket, first and second string selections last year. Both ran the eleven today at times, although Neidlinger acted as field general most of the afternoon. Neither Becket nor O'Hearn was expected in the line-up until next week, but the Yale medical staff has stated that Becket's broken hand has fully recovered and that O'Hearn is ready for strenuous effort. All three will be used against Brown, if present coaching plans are carried out. O'Hearn will probably start the encounter.
New York Times 2 November 1922
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SHANBALLY CASTLE
CLAIM FOR £10,000.
A claim for £10,000 for malicious damage to property has been lodged with the Irish Provisional Government by Lady Beatrice Pole-Carew and Lady Constance Butler, Shanbally Castle, Clogheen, Co. Tipperary. . . . 
Other claims received are :—
Co. Tipperary,
Thomas Ahearn, Clogheen—damage . . . 1,000
The Irish Times 6 November 1922
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DEAD MAN LABELED “SHOT AS SPY.”
   The body of a man named William Aherne, aged 30, was found at Bishopstown, near Cork, at about 9.30 o'clock on Tuesday evening. On the body was a label inscribed, “Shot as spy.—I.R.A.” Aherne was a native of the district. The body was brought by national soldiers into Cork Hospital. A military inquiry will be held.
Irish Times 9 November 1922
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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Below will be found a list of recent transfers of real estate in the county as recorded in the registry of deeds at Barnstable.
Dennis
Max W. Koetter to Patrick Ahern.
Barnstable Patriot 20 November 1922
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Mrs. Margaret Ahearn [sic] Hurt in Auto Accident
ARLINGTON, Dec. 2—Friends of Mrs. Margaret Ahearn of 21 Webster st., Arlington, have just learned of her narrow escape from death Thanksgiving Day, when she sustained a fracture of the collarbone in an automobile accident in Stoneham, at the junction of Ravine road and Washington st. The car in which she was riding was driven by her husband, Dennis Ahearn, and came in collision with a machine driven by Dr. William F. Kelliher of 99 Jason st., Arlington. Mrs. Ahearn was treated at the New England Sanitarium.
The Boston Globe 2 December 1922
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COUNTY TIPPERARY
   On Sunday evening as a result of the week-end sweeping operations the following prisoners were brought to Clonmel—Andrew Corbett, Mardyke, Killenaule ; Thomas Carroll, Fethard ; John Smith, Garryguile; Fethard ; Joseph Gorman, Fethard ; T. White, Tullacussane ; E. King, The Green, Fethard ; Thomas Butler, Ballinamult ; James Hearn, Knockboy ; Michael Morrissey, Ballydoyle ; Thomas Tyrrel, Valley, Fethard ; Patrick Ryan, Fethard. The prisoners had no arms, but despatches were found on two of them, advising men to dump arms for the present, as that national columns were in too strong force.
Irish Times 6 December 1922
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ONE KILLED, 12 HURT IN AUTO ACCIDENTS
John Ahern, of 54 Carroll Street, City Island, the Bronx, lost his right eye, and Charles Levy of 500 Minniford Avenue, City Island, sustained a compound fracture of the skull, as a result of a head-on collision between automobiles they were driving early yesterday morning. Ethel Yonsler, 19 years old, of 400 East 150th Street, the Bronx, and Emma Andris, 20 years old, of 66 Orchard Street, City Island, who were riding in Ahern's car, received slight lacerations.
New York Times 11 December 1922
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HULL
The friends of Miss Eleanor Ahearn of Nantasket, who recently underwent a surgical operation at a Boston hospital, are pleased to hear of her rapid improvement.
The Boston Globe 18 December 1922
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NAVY SET
Miss Ransom O'Hern was hostess at a birthday supper party on Monday evening at her home in the Benicia arsenal. Miss O'Hern is the eldest daughter of Colonel E. P. O'Hern, commanding officer of the arsenal—a popular navy girl.
Oakland Tribune 24 December 1922
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SCRUBWOMAN HAD STOLEN DIAMOND
Owner Refuses to Prosecute “Because It's Christmas”
   PROVIDENCE, Dec. 23—There was a rumor of a $300 diamond robbery in Providence today and the police were known to be looking for a diamond or diamonds, and a woman. When Chief Inspector James Ahern, the jewel expert in the detective department, glowed with satisfaction of a good morning's work.
   “It was a diamond theft,” he said, “and the theif is a scrubwoman. She was sent to Mrs. Charles Strasmich, 57 Mulberyy st, to work and after she had gone the woman of the house missed a diamond ring worth $300 from a bureau drawer. She telphoned the employment agency to find the woman, and we started looking for her.
   “Meanwhile the woman walked into the same employment agency and wanted another job. The agency man stalled until he could call a policeman. She had a diamond ring on her finger. She said she found it outside a window and that it must have been on a rug that she whipped out of the window. Asked why she kept it, she said, 'because it's Christmas.'
   “The woman who owns the ring said she would not prosecute 'because it's Christmas,' and I'm not going to tell you the name of the scrubwoman 'because it's Christmas.'”
The Boston Globe 24 December 1922
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Entertained at Luncheon
Mrs. T. M. Courtney and Miss Eileen Ahern, of Fairmont, who were guests at the Hotel Kanawha, entertained Miss Bess Pearson and Miss Richie Lahe at lunch yesterday. Mrs. Courtney and Miss Ahern left last evening for their home after spending the week here.
Charleston Daily Mail 4 February 1923
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UNDEFENDED DIVORCE SUIT
An undefended divorce suit was heard before Mr. Justice Hosking at the Supreme Court to-day, the parties being Ernest Alfred Ahern, petitioner, and Louisa Gladys Ahern, respondent. Separation was the ground of the action. After hearing the evidence, his Honour granted a decree nisi. Mr. O'C. Mazengarb appeared in support of the petition.
Wellington Evening Post 19 February 1923
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ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN AT BIRTHDAY PARTY
A birthday party was given in honor of Miss Helen Morris at the home of Miss Mae Hearn of 168 Berkshire avenue, Tuesday night. One feature of the evening was a mock marriage performed by Miss Mae Slais as minister; Miss Violet Figler, as the bride; and Miss Barbara Slais, as the bridegroom. Piano selections were given by Miss Lena Cooper. After a chicken supper had been served dancing was enjoyed.

Guests were present from Holyoke, Providence, New Haven and Bridgeport including Miss Mae and Miss Barbara Slais, Miss Henrietta Czarnecki, Miss Violet Figler, Miss Gladys Cable, Miss Bessie Shulman, Miss Helen Somers, Miss Lena Cooper, Miss Helen Morris, Miss Marion Banks, Miss Mae and Miss Nellon Hearn, Miss June Corea, Willin Money, Edward Armington, Arthur Carey, Andrew Crawford, L. Godfrey, Charles Higgins, Daniel Ahearn, Peter DeRosa, George McDonough, Emmerson Baker, George McLain, and Charles Leonard.

Bridgeport Telegram 22 February 1923
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Vallejo Party Is Touring in South
VALLEJO, March 22.—Lieutenant Commander and Mrs. R. G. Coman, Lieutenant Commander J. B. Oldendorf and the Misses Ransom O'Hern and Katherine Cox are touring the southern part of the state this week according to word received at the yard by relatives and friends.
Oakland Tribune 22 March 1923
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THE DOCKET SYSTEM.
   Mr. Wm. Ahearn, who represented the Cork Butter Market Trustees, gave evidence of the system prevailing in the market by which a document issued by the trustees was attached to each quantity of butter weighed there. That docket could not be altered, and there was a severe penalty for tampering or altering it. He suggested that all fresh butter should be bought under some supervision in the markets and in the country towns. Samples should be taken now and then by the Civic Guard or some other authority, and if found deficient there should be prosecutions.
   Replying to Sir John Keane, witness said he would leave the matter of grading a voluntary one. His opinion was that butter should be bought under some supervision, as there was a great deal of bad butter being made in the country.
   Replying to Mr. Butler, witness said there was very little butter sold in the Cork Butter Market at the present time. That was due, firstly, to railway and other troubles, and also to the shippers going about and buying the article in the country markets.
   The Commission adjourned until 10.30 to-day.
The Cork Examiner 28 March 1923
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FREE STATE ARMY
RECENT CHANGES AND APPOINTMENTS
The following changes, ratifications, and promotions are announced in a General Routine Order issued recently at Army Headquarters :—
CORK COMMAND
— Joseph Ahearne to be Officer Commanding, 42nd Infantry Battalion with rank of Captain.
— Capt. James Ahearne to be Adjutant, 42nd Infantry Battalion with rank of Captain.
The Irish Times 29 March 1923
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TWENTY-THREE TO GET DIPLOMAS AT STRATFORD HIGH
STRATFORD, June 20.—(Special to the Telegram) Twenty-three girls and fifteen boys will receive diplomas tomorrow night at the graduation exercises of the Stratford High School. Agnes Louise Snyder is valedictorian and Harold Carter, salutatorian. Diplomas will be presented to the graduates by Frederick G. Taylor, president of the Board of Education. Those who will receive diplomas are  . . . Margaret Ellen Ahern,  . . . 
Bridgeport Telegram 21 June 1923
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FIRE CHIEFS END CONVENTION AND RETURN TO HOMES
The three-day first annual convention of the New England Fire Chiefs Association closed at the Stratford hotel here yesterday noon with the election of Chief John C. Moran, of Hartford, as president for the ensuing year, and with Boston, Mass. named as the convention city for the next year. Chief Daniel E. Johnson, of this city, was named second vice-president of the association. Other officers elected follow: Chief Patrick J. Hurley, of Holyoke, Mass. first vice-president, Chief John W. O'Hearn, of Watertown, Mass., secretary and treasurer, and Chief David A. DeCourcey, of Winchester, Mass., sergeant-at-arms.
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On motion of Past President Doyle, of Wellesley, Mass., it was unanimously voted to pay Secretary Treasurer John W. O'Hearn, of Watertown, Mass., $100 for his [services for the] past year, but that he would not [?] of $300 for the current year. Chief O'Hearn thanked the members for their kind consideration, stating that he would accept the $100 for the current year, but that he would not take the present year's salary unless the association was in strong financial condition. It has been largely through the efforts of Past President Doyle and Secretary-Treasurer O'Hearn that the association has flourished within its first year. . . . 
Bridgeport Telegram 23 June 1923
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Extra Added Attraction
THE LOCAL BOY
WILL AHERN
Assisted by Gladys Ahern in
A SPINNING ROMANCE
NOTE—Will Ahern is the originator of Russian dancing while spinning a rope.
Bridgeport Telegram 28 June 1923
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Catholic Daughters Elect Officers.
KANSAS CITY, July 6.—The Catholic Daughters of America closed a three-day convention here last night with the election of these officers: Miss Mary C. Duffy, Newark, N. J., Supreme Regent; Miss Frances Maher, Kane, Penn., Vice Supreme Regent; Miss Katherine M. Rosney, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., National Secretary; Mrs. Elizabeth L. Ahern, New Haven, National Treasurer, and Miss Marie Easly Smith, Washington, D. C., National Advocate.
New York Times 7 July 1923
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FR. CUSICK, S.J., NEW HEAD OF ST. CANISIUS COLLEGE
BUFFALO, N. Y., July 17—Rev. Michael J. Ahern, S. J., president of Canisius College, Buffalo, has been transferred to Holy Cross College at Worcester. He left today for Holy Cross where he will head the chemistry department. Canisius' new president will be Rev. Peter F. Cusick, S. J. He comes from the Jesuit novitiate of St. Andrews-on- Hudson at Poughkeepsie.
The Boston Globe 18 July 1923
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APPOINTS 57 NEW BOSTON POLICEMEN
Commissioner Announces Assignments to Divisions
   In a general order last night Police Commissioner Wilson announced the appointment of 57 new men to the department. The appointees and the divisions to which they are assigned are:
   William J. Ahern, Gerald W. Carten, Henry J. McManus, John Savage, John F. Cullinan and John F. Lackom to the Dudley-st Station . . . 
The Boston Globe 28 July 1923
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DISTRESSING FATALITY AT ARKLOW
YOUNG BANK CLERK DROWNED WHILE BATHING
UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT AT RESCUE
A sorrowful and distressing fatality occurred at Arklow on Thursday involving the death under very tragic circumstances of a young man named Arthur Joseph Ahern, who was aged about 20, and who was the third son of Mr. P.J. Ahern, the widely known and respected teacher of Coolgreany National Schools. Mr. Ahern proceeded shortly after noon with his brother and a young lad named Dermot Hall to bathe at the North Beach, at a spot situated a couple of hundred yards from the Chemical Works. It appears he was not an efficient swimmer, and as far as can be ascertained, he got into difficulties in the strong undercurrents which it is stated, abound at the spot. His brother, who is a non-swimmer, threw towards him a pair of swimming wings which he himself had been using but he failed to grasp them, and sank, and then young Hall swam towards the drowning man and made an earnest, though unsuccessful, attempt at rescue. Unfortunately the three young men with a young lad named Laurence Byrne, who also very pluckily did all in his power to assist, were the only persons bathing in the place at this particular time, and when the alarm was given, and other persons were attracted to the scene, Mr. Ahern had disappeared from view, and all efforts of others persons who entered the water to locate him proved unavailing. With great promptitude a boat and net were procured and in a short time afterwards with the aid of the net, the body was discovered and removed to the shore, where pending the arrival of the doctor, artificial respiration methods were applied by Mr. Thomas Kelly, who holds the Royal Humane Society testimonial and who assisted by Mr. James Larkin, who had also participated in the search. Meanwhile Dr. Byrne arrived as did also Father Murnane, C.C., and Father Breen, P.P., and everything humanly possible was tried to restore animation but unhappily without success.

The very sad occurrence naturally created a painful sensation in the town, as by all who knew him the deceased, who was of bright cheerful and friendly disposition was held in high esteem. A more tragic feature was imparted to the melancholy occurrence by the fact that the last Mr. Ahern, who occupied a position in the London county West and Pans Bank at Newbury had only arrived in Arklow on Saturday last with the object of spending his holidays with his parents there. With them very sincere and widespread sympathy is felt in the mournful affliction which has befallen them.

The Civic Guard communicated the facts of the occurrence to Mr. James Murray, the coroner for East Wicklow who having made personally inquiries and satisfied himself that the affair was purely accidental, decided that an inquest was not necessary. It is significant that this is the third bathing fatality which has occurred at this part of the beach in recent years and as indicating that it is not without its dangerous elements. A resident of Ferrybank, who has several years close acquaintance with the place, stated that the storm of February last swept away the sand round the pilings which were driven there several years ago leaving holes that would mean disaster for non swimmers inclined to over daring.

Wicklow People 11 August 1923
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News was received in Youghal on Sunday of the loss of the ketch, Susannah, owned by Mr. Michael Ahern, Youghal. She was on a voyage from Limerick to Glasgow, with a cargo of scrap iron, and went ashore on Saturday in Clew Bay, County Galway, becoming a total wreck. The crew were taken off safely.
The Irish Times 25 August 1923
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APPOINTMENTS
Commissioner Enright, on Tuesday, October 16, swore in 200 new patrolmen and sent them to the school of instruction. No. 657 is the last man appointed from the eligible list. Those appointed are as follows:
 . . . 
Hubert F. Ahearn
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Brooklyn Standard Union October 1923
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THREE INJURED BY STOLEN MOTOR CAR
Two Women and Man Struck in Cambridge
Auto Speeds Away and Is Found Abandoned Later
   Two women and a man narrowly escpaed death early last evening while crossing Pearl st at the corner of Green st, Cambridge, when they were struck by a stolen automobile which was speeding along the latter street at 40 miles an hour.
   Mrs. Susie Ahern of 102 Brookline st, Cambridge, sustained injuries to her right arm and side, while her daughter, Janet Ahern, has a sprained ankle and cuts above the forehead. William Harvey of 237 Pearl st, Cambridge, was injured about the left leg and cut on the forehead. All three were taken to the Cambridge City Hospital, their injuries treated. They were later able to go to their homes.
   The automobile dashed away after the accident, but the number was taken by some of the bystanders and the machine was later recovered by the police, where it had been abandoned in front of 26 Windsor st, Cambridge. A police investigation showed that the car had been stolen from in front of 24 Prescott st, Cambridge, and is owned by Clyde C. Spencer of that address.
The Boston Globe 3 October 1923
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WINTER TOURISTS SAILING TO EUROPE
 . . . Among the passengers sailing today for Plymouth, Cherbourg and Bremen on the George Washington of the United States Lines are three Arabian merchants from Bagdad who are making their last lap of a journey around the world. Their names are Mirza Mohammed, Abdul Rahim and Abdul Rachid. . . . Other passengers are Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Ahern of St. Louis, Mo.; . . . 
New York Times 6 October 1923
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CHARLEY O'HEARN OF YALE ELEVEN HAS BROKEN LEG
AND IS OUT FOR THE SEASON
New Haven, Conn., Oct. 22.—Charley O'Hearn has played his last game of college football. Yale's great all-around athlete lies in the New Haven General Hospital with a broken leg, received in the tackle by a Bucknell end which swept him from Saturday's game in the fifth play. Dr. Leonard Sanford, the Yale team surgeon, set the broken bone and said that O'Hearn would not leave the hospital for at least a month. Quarterback Murphy and End Luman, who were bruised in the game, were in much better condition today and will probably not miss any practice sessions. Yale's coaching council decided upon developing a place, distance and drop kicker to replace O'Hearn, Yale's toe specialist. Stevens, who replaced him, and Neale, who is just recovering from a muscle bruise, were coached for this roll [sic] by Dr. Bull, Yake's [sic] veteran producer of kickers. . . . 
Providence News 22 October 1923
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DEATH AFTER A BURNING ACCIDENT.
Sydney, October 28.   
While undergoing an operation, as the result of a burning accident at Cessnock, Miss Florence Rita O'Hearn, a young girl collapsed and died. The Coroner found that death was due to heart failure, and that the hospital authorities had done all that was possible.
The South Australian Advertiser 29 October 1923
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PAKENHAM.—At the annual meeting of the Pakenham Horticultural Society, Mr. J. J. Ahern was elected president, Messrs. F. Kennedy and T. Jeremiah vice-presidents, and Mr. A. E. Thomas secretary. The credit balance is £42.
The Argus 30 October 1923
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Smokes One Brand of Tobacco For 41 Years
Winstead, Conn.—Just what brand of smoking tobacco he uses is what friends of Dennis Ahearn, passenger conductor on the Central New England Railroad, are trying to learn. Conductor Ahearn says he has smoked the same brand for forty-one years straight and thereby holds a world record. He has used various pipes.
Kokomo Tribune 9 November 1923
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SHORTHAND AND TYPEWRITING EXAMINATIONS
Advice has been received from Sir Isaac Pitman's Examination Department, Melbourne, that as a result of the quarterly examination held by their representatives at Miss E. Carr's commercial school, Stewart Dawson's buildings, on the 30th August, 1923, the following were successful in obtaining certificates:—
Theory Certificates.—Graham Bolland, Freida Porter, Millie Adams, Valmai Elliott, Hazel Read, Ruby M. Tippling, Christina Clark, Muriel Ineson, Yvonne Ahern, . . . 
Wellington Evening Post 19 November 1923
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MARRIAGES
McNEILL and AHERN—November 20, 1923, at Stella Maris Church, Sandymount, Co. Dublin, by the Rev. T. O'Brien, C.C., Tramore, assisted by the Rev. C. Ridgeway, P.P., Sandymount, James McNeill High Commissioner for the Irish Free State in London, to Josephine, youngest daughter of the late James Ahern and of Mrs. Ahern, The Acres, Fermoy.
The Irish Times 15 December 1923
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BRAINTREE
Braintree Council, K. of C., observed its 14th anniversary in the hall of the Braintree Post, American Legion, last night. A banquet was held at 7:30, followed by speeches. GK John F. Griffin was toastmaster. GK Griffin, assisted by Daniel Ahern, Leo Halpin, George and Edward Gogan, had charge of the arrangements.
The Boston Globe 23 January 1924
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DISTRIBUTING AN ESTATE.
TRACING BENEFICIARIES.
Law Courts "Overwhelmed."
Many legal difficulties have arisen in connection with the distribution of the estate of William Walsh of St. Arnaud, farmer, who died in 1920. The estate was of a gross value of about £40,000. Difficulty has been experienced in deciding upon the beneficiaries entitled to participate in the distribution; and it is expected that some time will elapse before the final certificate of the chief clerk of the Supreme Court is obtained.

Under his will, Walsh directed that the estate should be divided among the children of his first cousins in Ireland. About 200 claims were sent in. Inquiries were made by the chief clerk under an order made by the Supreme Court regarding the number of claimants legally entitled to participate in the distribution of the estate. He found that five persons had undoubted claims. In respect to a sixth claimant he had adjourned the inquiry for the production of further evidence. The claim of Mrs. Catherine Ahern was said to have been lodged too late, the certificate of the chief clerk having been issued, but not approved of by a judge.

Before the Acting Chief Justice (Sir Leo Cussen) in the Practice Court, yesterday, application was made by Mr. C. Gavan Duffy (instructed by Messrs. Madden, Butler, Elder and Graham), on behalf of Mrs. Ahern for an order directing the chief clerk to inquire into Mrs. Ahern's claim. He said that if she had a meritorious claim she should not be shut out from any benefit in the estate.

For the executor, Mr. Sproule (instructed by Messrs. Hamilton Wynne and Riddell) said that the executor did not oppose inquiry into the merits of the claim; but he contended that a certificate given regarding the persons who were entitled to share in the estate could not be altered without an order of the Court. An enormous number of claims had been lodged, and the finding and tracing of the testator's antecedents had involved a great amount of work in Ireland. In some instances all that could be found was the baptismal registers, compulsory registration of births not having been introduced in Ireland at the date of the birth of some of the antecedents. Registrations were kept at the Law Courts in Dublin but this building had been "overwhelmed," and many of the records had been destroyed. Sir Leo Cussen said that he would make an order that the chief clerk make inquiries concerning Mrs. Ahern's claim. He would decide upon the form of the order at a later date.

The Argus 2 February 1924
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LARCENY FROM A WRECK. — Michael Harty, farmer, was charged at Ardmore, Co. Waterford, with the larceny of a steam capstan from the wreck of the ketch Douglas Head, which was grounded at Mangan's Bay, Co. Waterford. Michael Ahern, Youghal, bought the wreck and started salvage work, but the weather broke and the ship went to pieces. Ahern gave sixty-odd persons permission to take the woodwork, but reserved the masts and metal work for himself. The capstan disappeared, and the defendant admitted taking it. The Justice ordered the defendant to return the property and pay 44s. costs.
The Irish Times 11 February 1924
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While Plant Keeper Votes Natick Woman in Charge
NATICK, March 4—The unusual position of keeper was held by Mrs. Nellie L. Slamin of Winnemay st., at the Northway Motors Corporation plant, in West Natick, yesterday afternoon, for a few hours, while the regular keeper, William J. Buckley, took time off to vote. A keeper has been in the Northway plant since last April, in a suit by John J. Ahern for taxes owed the town for 1921.
The Boston Globe 4 March 1924
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IRISHMAN'S £40,000.
LOOKING FOR BENEFICIARIES.
The long litigation in connection with the estate of William Walsh, formerly of St. Arnaud, farmer, who died in 1920 has not yet been completed, and it will be some months before the final certificate of the chief clerk of the Supreme Court is given which will enable the estate to be distributed among those found entitled to share in the estate (Melbourne "Age" of February 2).

Walsh, who was well known in St. Arnaud for his thrifty habits, on his death left property valued at about £40,000. By his will he directed that, the estate should be divided among the children of his first cousin in Ireland living at the date of his death. Walsh had arrived in Australia in 1867, and in the latter years of his life he had little correspondence with his relatives in Ireland. The persons who would be entitled to share in the estate were extensively advertised for in Ireland, and as a result of the publicity given that the large estate was waiting claimants about 200 claims were sent in. Under order from the court, the chief clerk was directed to make inquiry as to how many of the claimants were entitled to share in the estate. He did so, and found that five persons had undoubted [missing text]journed this for the production of further evidence.

Mrs. Catherine Ahern had made a claim but this was lodged late, and after the certificate of the chief clerk bad been issued, but not approved by the judge. Mr. C. Duffy (instructed by Messrs. Madden, Butler, Elder, and Graham), on behalf of Mrs. Ahern, yesterday applied to the Acting Chief Justice (Sir Leo Cussen) in the Practice Court for an order directing the chief clerk to inquire into Mrs. Ahern's claim. It was true, he said, that the claim had been lodged late, but he thought if she had a meritorious claim she should not be shut out from any benefits in the estate because she was late. Mr. Sproule (Instructed by Messrs. Hamilton, Wynne and Riddell), on behalf of the executor, did not oppose the claim being gone into, but the position the chief clerk took was that he had given a certificate as to the persons who were entitled to share in the distribution, and he could not alter this without an order of the court. An enormous number of claims had been lodged, and the finding and tracing the antecedents of testator had involved a very great amount of work in Ireland. In some cases all that could be found was the baptismal registers, compulsory registration of births not having been introduced in Ireland at the time of the birth of some of the antecedents. Registrations were kept at the law courts in Dublin, but that building had been overwhelmed [burned in the 1922 Civil War], and many of the records had been destroyed.

The Acting Chief Justice said he would make an order that the chief clerk make inquiry into Mrs. Ahern's claim, and he would settle the form of order later on.

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 13 March 1924
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HARTFORD, Conn., May 1.—Police Sergeant Daniel B. (Big Dan) Ahern is retiring from active duty on the Hartford police force because of ill health and will be placed on the pension list. Known as "the tallest police officer in the world," Sergeant Ahern is 6 feet 7½ inches in height. He has participated in many important arrests, including the catching of a murder car five years ago after the night watchman at the Cheney Silk Mills in South Manchester had been killed.
New York Times 2 May 1924
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SOCIAL NOTES
New York
Mr. and Mrs. John Ahern, of 1,045 Park Avenue will sail May 24 on Olympic to pass the summer abroad.
New York Times 9 May 1924
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SHIPPING COMPANY'S MONEY.
Penal Servitude Sentence At Cork
   At the Cork Borough Sessions yesterday, John Aherne, an employe of the Clyde Shipping Company at Cork, pleaded guilty to a charge of falsification of the company's accounts for the purpose of defrauding the company. Walter Rosendale, manager of the Continental department of the company, was found guilty on Saturday of the larceny of the company's money to the extent of £20, the total defalcations to date being £1,718. Inquiries, however, had not been completed.
   It was stated yesterday that Aherne did not receive anything that had been taken, and that he had been paying money back out of his own salary.
   The Recorder, in passing a sentence of three years' penal servitude on Rosendale and of six months' imprisonment on Aherne, said that no commercial concern could carry on business unless those in whom their employers placed confidence, not merely in their competency, but in their honesty and fidelity, discharged their duties honestly.
The Irish Times 13 May 1924
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Sen. O'Hearn to Speak For Springfield Elks
Senator William A. O'Hearn of this city, minority leader in the state senate and candidate for the democratic nomination for lieutenant-governor, will be the orator at the Flag Day observance of the Springfield lodge of Elks which will be held on June 14 at the Elks home in Springfield.
North Adams Transcript 27 May 1924
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O'HEARN MAY TAKE DOHERTY'S PLACE
Local Man at Democratic Convention
Senator William A. O'Hearn left yesterday for New York city, were he will attend the Democratic National Convention as an alternate delegate-at-large. According to a Boston newspaper there is a possibility that Senator O'Hearn will replace John J. Doherty of Boston, a delegate-at-large, supposed to be the only McAdoo man in the Massachusetts delegation. It is reported that if Doherty persists in being for McAdoo, an effort will be made to oust him in favor of Senator O'Hearn. Outside Doherty, the Massachusetts delegation, although uninstructed, is understood to be solid for Smith.
North Adams Transcript 23 June 1924
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FIND HARVARD GUIDE DYING.
Police Seek Men Seen to Throw Him From Car—Victim Succumbs.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Aug. 5. The police are investigating the mysterious death of John Ahearn, 50 years old, who was picked up shortly before midnight last night in an unconscious condition on the sidewalk on Boyleston [sic] Street, a short distance from Harvard Square. According to the police story, Ahearn, who was known to them as a guide at Harvard College, was seen by passersby as he was thrown from a taxicab onto the sidewalk on Boyleston Street. The police say the taxicab drove up to the sidewalk and the man was thrown out by a number of men. He was taken to the Cambridge Hospital in an unconscious condition and did not regain consciousness. He died about 3 o'clock this morning. The attending physicians say there are no marks of violence on the man's body. All inquiries were referred to Medical Examiner David C. Dow. Dr. Dow would say nothing except that he would perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
New York Times 6 August 1924
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   Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O'Hearne of Main St. are the proud parents of a baby boy born Wednesday at the Choate Memorial Hospital.

MARY E. AHERN
BEAUTY PARLOR
211 MAIN ST., WOBURN
Tel. Woburn 1597

Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p. m.
All Branches of Beauty Culture.
Woburn Daily Times 15 August 1924
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ELIZABETH L. BRINE WEDS J. P. O'HEARN
Pretty Ceremony Held in Church at Arlington
ARLINGTON, Sept. 4—Miss Elizabeth Louise Brine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Brine of 90 Jason st. became the bride of John Patrick O'Hearn of 126 Melville av. Dorchester, son of Mrs. Mary E. and the late P. O'Hearn, at one time president of the Hub Trust Company and for five years Building Commissioner of Boston, this morning, in St Agnes' Church, where a solemn high nuptial mass was celebrated. The pastor, Rev. Mathew J. Flaherty, was the celebrant, Rev. Dennis Maguire of Dorchester deacon, Rev. David Waters of Roxbury subdeacon. Rev. John W. Coveney, S. J.; Rev. John Lynch, Rev. John Sullivan and Rev. Donald F. Simpson sat within the chancel. Rev. Fr. Flaherty performed the wedding ceremony.

Miss Katherine D. O'Hearn of Dorchester, a sister of the bridegroom, was maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Miss Alice Brine of Arlington, sister of the bride; Miss Katherine Quinn of Boston, cousin of the bride; Miss Ethel Collins of Jamaica Plain and Miss Dorothy McCarthy of Roxbury. The best man was Edward W. O'Hearn of Dorchester, a brother of the bridegroom. The ushers were Arthur N. Brine of Brookline, uncle of the bride; Henry Coffey of Brookline, John F. Fitzgerald Jr. of Boston, Jay O'Connor of Cambridge, Frank O'Donnell of Medway and George Rick of Brookline. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

During the wedding, selections were sung by a quarter [sic], Mrs. Mary Quinn Delaney, Mrs. Frances O'Hearn, John R. Hendrick and William Kelley. The bride was gowned in white satin crystal with a court train. She had a veil of tulle, with a duchess coronet and orange blossoms, edged with duchesse lace, and carried a shower bouquet of orchids and lillies of the valley. The maid of honor wore pink chiffon, with a black panne velvet bonnet with pink plumes. Miss brine and Miss Collins, two of the bridesmaids, wore blue chiffon, trimmed with shadow lace, with black panne velvet poke bonnets, trimmed with blue ostrich feathers. The other two bridesmaids, Miss Quinn and Miss McCarthy, wore similar gowns of orchid chiffon, with the same kind of bonnets, trimmed with orchid [sic] feathers. The maid of honor and bridesmaids each carried a bouquet of pink roses, orchids and larkspur.

A wedding breakfast and reception were held after the wedding in the home of the bride's parents on Jason st. The decorations at both the church and house were of pink orchids and potted palms. An orchestra played during the reception. At the close of an extended wedding trip by motor, Mr. O'Hearn and his bride will live in their new home on Hinckley road in Milton.

The bride, who is popular in the younger society set of Greater Boston, is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy of the Visitation Convent, Washington, D. C. and of the Garland School, Boston. She is an active member of the Ace of Clubs and the Cecilian Guild. Mr. O'Hearn, the bridegroom, is active in the warehouse and real estate field in Dorchester. He is president of the Fields Corner Storage Warehouse Company. He is a graduate of Boston Latin School and Holy Cross College. He is a fourth degree Knights of Columbus and has a summer home in Allerton.

The Boston Globe 4 September 1924
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P. J. Ahern of the O'Dwyer and Ahern store was stricken with paralysis that affected his whole left side early this morning. He was reported to be resting easily this afternoon. Mr. Ahern had shown no signs of illness up to the time of his stroke, having been actively engaged in business routine regularly.
The Daily Texarkanian? 10 September 1924
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At 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning, Miss Margaret Bernardette Rowe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Rowe of Berkeley, became the bride of John Joseph Ahern of San Francisco in St. Augustine's church, at a nuptial mass. The bride was married in a gown of white georgette made bouffant and trimmed in rose point. Her wedding veil was of tulle and formed the train. The veil was arranged with point lace and orange blossoms at the headdress. Miss Nora Rowe was the only attendant upon her sister who wore a powder blue frock and carried Russell roses. John M. Rowe gave his sister in marriage. Richard Ahern was groomsman for his brother and the ushers, William J. Ahern and Cornelius F. Rowe. Mr. and Mrs. Ahern will make their home in San Francisco upon their return from their honeymoon.
Oakland Tribune 10 September 1924
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Rescued by Policeman Hanging From Roof
While two men held him by the ankles, Patrolman Thomas Connolly, chauffeur for Police Inspector Michael Ahern, swung over the edge of the roof of a burning building at 940 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, Yesterday morning, and caught Frederick Balzuin, 53 years old, just as he was about to jump from the third and top floor. Connolly held the panic-stricken man by the wrists until firemen put up extension ladders and rescued Balzuin and his wife, who is a paralytic. The building was destroyed. Those assisting Connolly in his exploit were Patrolman Charles Wolf and Charles Levinger, a member of the Police Reserve.
New York Times 29 September 1924
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Labor Party Is Led By Johns
FRANKFORT Oct. 29. (AP)—The Socialist-Labor Party, with Frank T. Johns and Verdie L. Reynolds, presidential and vice-presidential nominees, is represented on the Kentucky election ballot with 13 electors, all from Louisville, under the party device of a working man's arm holding a hammer.
 . . . 
The electors in Kentucky:
Thomas Sweeney, Herman Horning, James W. O'Hearn, Ludwig Fleischer, John A. Krouse, Warren S. Ross, Emil Guth, John Ulrich, Samuel J. Ferguson, William Krouse and Bernard J. A. Wilbets.
Middlesboro Daily News 29 October 1924
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William J. Ahern of Concord, speaker of the House of Representatives, was re-elected to the House but will not be in line for another term as speaker because he is a Democrat. Discussion is to the effect that Harry M. Cheney, one of Concord's foremost Republican leaders, would make an excellent speaker.
Portsmouth Herald 7 November 1924
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MANY SEEKING THE IMPORTANT STATE OFFICES
   Concord, Dec. 13.—Political gossip concerning the distribution of patronage resulting from a change in party control from the Democrats to the Republicans, which takes place next month, is now the subject of general conversation in and about the State House.
   The first move in the general shake-up will come when the Legislature meets on the first Wednesday in January. The Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives, which means that William J. Ahern, the Democratic speaker of the House, will step down to the position of minority leader and the Republicans will elect a speaker. . . . 
Portsmouth Herald 15 December 1924
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SUNSHINE CLUB
FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
New Sunbeams Who Wish Correspondents
 . . . Martha Ohern, 11, 3 Rosser road, Winnipeg
Winnipeg Free Press 3 January 1925
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FREE STATE OFFICERS DISMISSED.
   The Dublin Gazette last night announced that the commissions of Major William Stapleton and Major Patrick L. Aherne have been cancelled, and that these officers have been dismissed from the National Army as from January 3.
   The Free State Army authorities announced on December 29 the dismissal of 25 non-commissioned officers and 16 men suspected of association with an ex-officers' movement to subject the Government to unconstitutional pressure. It was then added that two majors had been suspended, and had been invited to show cause why their commissions should not be cancelled.
The Times 7 January 1925
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SURGICAL OPERATION ON CHARLEY O'HEARN
Ex-Yale Star's Condition Not Serious
Charles M. O'Hearn of Brookline, formerly Yale football, baseball and hockey star, is a patient at the Trumbull Hospital, having been operated upon for appendicitis yesterday by Dr. Joseph H. Shortell. Last night O'Hearn, whose condition is not regarded as serious, was reported to be resting comfortably. "Charley" O'Hearn, regarded as one of the best all-around athletes who ever attended Yale, was also one of the most unfortunate, having been a victim of accidents and illness. He captained the Yale hockey and baseball teams in 1924, but serious injury prevented him from making a name for himself on the gridiron. While at New Haven he won eight varsity letters. Since his graduation last June O'Hearn has been in business in New York. He has been a member of the St. Nicholas Hockey Club, and was to have played with that team against the Maples at the Arena next Saturday night.
The Boston Globe 7 January 1925
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ARLINGTON
St. Agnes' Court, Catholic Daughters of America, with a large number of guests, witnessed the installing of the officers-elect last evening in G. A. R. Hall. The installing officer was Miss Mary Cross, district deputy of Malden, assisted by her suite. The officers installed are Miss Frances Ahern, grand regent; Miss Alice Morrissey, vice grand regent; Miss Helen Scannell, prophetess; Mrs. Agnes Higgins, monitor; Miss Josephine Dacey, financial secretary; Mrs. Anna Callahan, treasurer; Miss Ethyl Leahy, sentinel; Mrs. Mary A. Rogers, historian; Miss Helen Kelleman, organist; Miss Anna B. Callahan and Mrs. Katherine McCarthy, trustees. Following the installation there were speeches and vocal and instrumental selections by the members. Miss Anna B. Callahan, retiring grand regent, was presented a substantial purse of gold in appreciation of her services the past three years. A collation closed the program.
The Boston Globe 13 January 1925
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2 1/2-YEAR TERMS METED OUT
Sentences Given Two in Stolen Auto Cases
Goodwin Had Made Charge Defendants Were Protected
The cases in which Registrar of Motor Vehicles asserted that the defendants were being protected by persons having the power to prosecute, were disposed of by Judge Broadhurst in the Superior Criminal Court yesterday afternoon, following a verdict of guilty of connection with automobile thefts found against all defendants, except Walton Ives who was acquitted.

Percy Friedman, proprietor of a Chelsea garage was sentenced to the State Prison to from two and a half to three years, and David Namet, also of Chelsea, will have to serve a like term in the House of Correction. In view of the fact that two of the defendants, Harold Peterson and Edmund Ahern, had been witnesses for the Commonwealth, and according to Asst. Dist. Atty. Maurice Caro, were further to assist the Government in other cases, a continuance was granted in their cases. Charles Friedman who also was found guilty, was not called for sentence. Judge Broadhurst granted a stay of sentence for Percy Friedman and David Namet to enable them to go to the Supreme Court on exceptions. Mr. Caro said that he knew both Percy Friedman and Namet, and suggested that they be sent to the Concord Reformatory. Judge Broadhurst said that in his opinion the verdict was a just one, and notwithstanding the fact that both had denied all knowledge as to the stealing of automobiles, yet the jury by its verdict did not believe their testimony. The judge also referred to the fact that the defendants had confined their activities to a class of automobiles owned by persons of small means, to whom the loss of an automobile meant much.

The Boston Globe 23 January 1925
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To Name "Miss Jamaica Plain" at O'Connell Legion Post Ball
[photos]
George H. Mackin — J. Edward Murray — Albert H. Ahern
The fifth annual ball of the Michael J. O'Connell Post, A. L. [American Legion] and auxiliary will be held at the New Strand ballroom, Center st., Jamaica Plain, on Friday evening. The affair will assume the form of a reception to the gold-star mother[s]. "Miss Jamaica Plain" will be chosen from among the young women present, and Fire Commissioner Theodore A. Glynn will present her a silver loving cup, the gift of Mayor James M. Curley.

The committee comprises Past Commanders Gasper G. Bacon, J. Edward Murray and William H. Gately, Edward O'Connor, Joseph E. O'Reilly, William McDonald, Garret K. Murphy, John H. Lee, Charles Randall, Edward H. Griffin, George H, Mackin, Frank T. McAvoy, Thomas Lacey, Albert H. Ahern, John H. Ratigan, James Powers of the post and . . . 

The Boston Globe 29 January 1925
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Cutter's Skipper Asks Relief in Double Service
PORTLAND, Me., Feb. 9—Capt. James L. Ahern of the Revenue Cutter Ossipee has protested to Divisional Headquarters in Boston against being required to keep his ship in commission both for cruising and for ice-breaking. He has orders from Washington occasionally to break ice-bound harbors and, if he is coaled in forward bunkers for cruising, the ship is unable to break ice. That load brings her down by the head whereas with the forward bunkers empty, her head rises and she crushes the ice downwards. He urges that the cutter be left free for cruising and that an ice-breaker be stationed here every Winter for the other service.
The Boston Globe 10 February 1925
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BUNKER HILL DISTRICT
The Navillus Club of Charlestown will conduct their second annual dance Monday evening at K. of C. Hall. Among those invited to attend are Congressman Tague, Senator Francis and Representative McCarthy. The committee in charge of the dance includes Albert Butler, chairman; Gerald Ahern, Edwin Kelley, Joseph Doherty and Michael Doherty.
The Boston Globe 14 February 1925
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GAS PROSTRATES PHONE OPERATORS
Narrow Escape of Three in Arlington Exchange
ARLINGTON, Feb. 17—Miss Elizabeth Melley, of Winchester, Mrs. Ida. F. Burness of 16 Summit av., Watertown, and Mrs. Susan Kelley of 104 Medford st. night operators at the Arlington Exchange of the N. E. T. & T. Co. had a very narrow escape from death by gas this morning. The presence or mind of Miss Melley probably saved the lives of the three. Mrs. Burness and Mrs. Kelley were unconscious when the police arrived and broke into the exchange. Just before 4 o'clock an emergency call came from the telephone office on Medford st. Patrolmen Burns and Roche hurried there and burst in the door. They were nearly overcome by the fumes of gas, but rushed in, opened the windows and let the gas out. In the rest room they found Mrs. Burness on the floor, unconscious, and on the floor of the main office Mrs. Kelley was in a similar condition. Miss Melley had remained at her post, partially overcome, and collapsed after the police arrived.

The caretaker, Dennis Ahern, was notified after doctors had been summoned. The operators were revived and taken to their homes. This morning they showed improvement and their complete recovery is anticipated. Mrs. Burness and Mrs. Kelley were the more seriously affected. Investigation disclosed that illuminating gas came into the cellar of the building where the cables entered. It is thought that a broken main on Massachusetts av. near the head of Medford st., was responsible for the leak, the main being close to one of the company's manholes and could easily follow the cables down through to the office.

The Boston Globe 17 February 1925
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HYDE PARK DISTRICT
The Young Ladies' Sodality of St. Anne's Church will take part in a play, "The Husking Bee," tonight and Thursday evening, in Galligan Hall, under the direction of Miss Helen Daley. Those in the cast are Mary Bowen, Mary Dorgan, Mildred Early, Mary Magee, Nora Riley, Anne Moran, Helen Moran, May C. Welch, John McGlinn, James Early, William Welsh, Albert Kearney, Joseph Neas, John King and Herbert Ahearn.
The Boston Globe 17 February 1925
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AHEARN TAKES SUIT FOR $45,000 LIBEL
Action Against Ottawa Citizen to Thresh Out Honesty of Professional Hockey
Ottawa, March 22.—A $45,000 libel action has been commenced in Hull by Mr. Frank Ahearn against The Citizen because of an editorial which, it is claimed, implied that the Ottawa hockey team and the National Hockey League, with both of which Mr. Ahearn is intimately associated, made a practice of fixing the professional hockey games. The writ states that the editorial was published because the Ottawa Hockey Association, Limited, had refused, a few days previous, to continue the practice of paying The Citizen $1,000 yearly principally for reports on its sporting page. Mr. Ahearn, when interviewed stated that he felt the whole question of the honesty of professional hockey should be threshed out now, not in the newspapers but in a court of law whose findings would carry weight with the public. Because of this he determined to fight out the action, and two others that are likely to follow it, to a finish.
The Montreal Gazette 23 March 1925
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POLICE DEPARTMENT GETS 23 NEW MEN
   The appointment of 23 new members to the Police Department was announced in a general order issued last night by Commissioner Wilson last night. The men and the stations to which they are assigned are:
   Joseph W. McCleary, Hanover st; Francis D. Donovan, Milk st; William F. Ahern, John J. Guenthner, Walter F. Nickerson, Joy st; Joseph W. Quinn, LaGrange st; Edward J. Merrigan, Francis L. Welch, East Dedham st; Francis W. Connelly, Athens st; John F. Tobin, Dudley st; Frank A. Bowen, George Dane, William P. Lyons, John J. Phelan, Roxbury Crossing; John J. Corrigan, Peter J. Doherty, Field's Corner; Henry J. Demers, Byron S. MacDonald, City Point; Thomas J. Mundy, Brighton; William H. Vance, West Roxbury; Charles E. [Guittarr?], Hyde Park; Edward J. Fitzpatrick, Thomas F. O'Keefe, Mattapan.
The Boston Globe 2 May 1925
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   HALIFAX, N.S., June 13 (AP)—A detachment of fifty provincial police has been dispatched from Halifax to augment the first detachment sent Thursday to the Cape Breton colliery district. Attorney General W. J. O'Hearn announced that additional provincial police would be sent to the scene during the next few days. He announced that every effort was being made to augment both the police and military forces in the area so that law and order might be restored and maintained.
Winnipeg Free Press 14 June 1925
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Free  FLYING CIRCUS  Free
2      AEROPLANES   2
Friday, June 19 TO-DAY 4 P. M. Until Dark
LT. HART SMITH
   World's highest paid exhibition flyer will give his exhibition of aerial acrobatics and aerial warfare.    At the St. Louis Purlitzer Races over 150,000 people paid an average $2.00 admission. The principal feature of this meet was the Pylon Turn made by the speed planes. Little bits of steel hurling themselves thru space at over 260 miles per hour at an altitude of less than fifty feet suddenly rising perpendicularly to 500 feet and swerving into less than a right angle turn. Lt. Smith will demonstrate this turn today.
ROY AHEARN
   World's youngest flyer, owning his own aeroplane will hang by his toes from speeding airplane.
Parachute Jump
   Mr. Ahearn will jump in a parachute from the dizzy height of 5,000 feet maneuvering his chute into the field.
   Mr. Smith and Mr. Ahearn will give an exhibition of aerial teamwork for which they have spent weeks practicing together. They will loop the loop side by side in two aeroplanes, make opposite Emmelman Turns together and fall into synchronized tail spins demonstrating the accuracy and precision with which they handle their planes. This is the feat originated last fall and that furnished the thrill at the Montgomery Air Meet.
   Lt. Smith, who trained as a pursuit pilot in France will attack Ahearns [sic] plane in midair using the maneuvers learned in France; his own machine becoming crippled and falling out of control, recovering and sideslipping to the ground.
   SPECIAL—A few advertising passenger flights at only $2.50 per person.
   Today Only — 4:00 p.m. until dark — H. W. Moehling Farm, ½ mile west of State Road on Central Road.
Chicago Daily Herald 19 June 1925
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Begin Official Inquiry in New Waterford Tragedy
Halifax, N.S., June 19.—A public judicial inquiry into the death of William Davis, the miner killed in the clash between British Empire Steel corporation and striking miners at New Waterford a week ago, has been set in motion by Hon. Walter J. O'Hearn, attorney-general of Nova Scotia, and announced by him in the house of a speech delivered here tonight.
Winnipeg Free Press 20 June 1925
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Current Comment
Stuart Walker
It is with great pleasure that Piqua theater goers learn that the Stuart Walker Company will continue its season at Dayton. Mr. Walker has gathered at the Victory a group of players of unusual merit. There is nothing of the "stock company: about them. Always are their productions put on perfectly. Never is there under playing or over playing, faults so common to many companies. The productions are characterized by dash, verve and versatility. In few cases could the originals have been better. The atmosphere likewise is always clever and even, both in front and behind the footlights. The company's able equipment is completed by the orchestra under the personal direction of Dennis Ahern who is himself an artists [sic] of note. While the Walker players are an enterprise that should be supported by Dayton, Piqua theatre lovers also ought to show their appreciation by attending the summer performances. We Piqua theatre goers enjoy the performances just as much as do Daytonians. If we wish to attend artistic productions by companies of artists we must patronize those companies be they in Dayton or in Piqua.
Piqua Daily Call 3 July 1925
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Out of the Wildreness
   The Conservative party in Nova Scotia formally emerged from the wilderness yesterday after a sojourn of forty-three years therein. . . . Premier Rhodes has announced the names of the members of his government. . . . 
   As his attorney-general the new premier has selected John C. Douglas, who was elected for one of the seats in Cape Breton, where the industrial turmoil is at its height. . . . 
   Hon. Mr. Douglas is not nearly so efficient a man, taking him by and large, as is Hon. Walter O'Hearn, whom he succeeds as attorney-general. The later spent all his life in the active practice of law and has appeared in all the courts with dignity and success. During his brief term of office he gave the public institutions of the province a thorough overhauling and was an active agent in the enforcement of all the laws on the statute books. In important cases he appeared in the courts himself and maintained supervision over the entire legal machinery of the province.
Lethbridge Herald 17 July 1925
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A Prolific Cow.—a cow, the property of Mr. P. Ahern, of Whitegate, Midleton, Co. Cork, has, during the last twelve months, produced five calves—three at the first birth and two on the second occasion. All the animals are alive and healthy.
The Irish Times 5 August 1925
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DAUGHTER IS BORN TO
MR AND MRS J. P. O'HEARN
MILTON, Aug. 22—Mr. and Mrs. John P. O'Hearn of Hinckley road are parents of a girl born in St. Margaret's Hospital, Upham's Corner, Dorchester, yesterday. Mrs. O'Hearn was formerly Miss Elizabeth Brine of Arlington and the father is the son of the late Patrick O'Hearn, former building commissioner and wealthy real estate owner.
The Boston Globe 22 August 1925
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FALLON NEWS
Among the graduates of last year's high school class, who will attend the university at the opening of the fall term are, . . . and Agnes Ahern.
Nevada State Journal 30 August 1925
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CREATES DISTURBANCE, AHERN IS ARRESTED
FAIRFIELD, August 30.—(Special.) After raising considerable disturbance, using profane language and refusing to get off a trolley car at the end of the Stratfield trolley line, Joseph Ahern, address unknown, was arrested by Officer Thayer last evening. According to witnesses, Ahern was intoxicated and was extremely boisterous. Officer Thayer took Ahern to jail. The case will come up in Fairfield town court Monday morning.
Bridgeport Telegram 31 August 1925
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RAILROAD EMPLOYEES GO TO GREENFIELD
John A. Ahern, New Fitchburg Division Superintendent,
Takes Charge at Headquarters.
   Division Engineer John P. Canty of the Boston and Maine railroad and about 12 assistant engineers and clerks attached to his office which has been located in this city for the last 10 years were yesterday transferred to Greenfield where the office, as well as the division engineer office formerly at Fitchburg, are to be located in the future.
   In addition to the transfer of the offices to Greenfield John A. Ahearn [sic], the new superintendent of the Fitchburg division arrived in Greenfield yesterday and assumed charge of the division. During the day he conferred with department heads.
North Adams Transcript 2 September 1925
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Vallejans to Party Events During Week
Mrs. John M. Eggelson presided at a bridge tea at the Green Tree Inn early this week to a small group of friends. Her guests were: Mrs. Heber McLean, Mrs. E. R. Gergen, Mrs. Francis I. Fenten, Mrs. Dailey Connolly, Mrs. Charles Quinby, Mrs. Gustav H. Bowman and Miss Katherine O'Hern.
Oakland Tribune 6 September 1925
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MARRIED
AHERN and HALLIGAN—September 23, 1925, at University Church, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, with Nuptial Mass. By the Rev. J. Harte, C.C., Skryne, Thomas J. Ahern, Munster and Leinster Bank, Roscommon, second son of Mrs. And the late Patrick Ahern, Ennistymon, County Clare, to Maura, third daughter of Thomas and Mrs. Halligan, Skryne, Tara, County Meath. No cards.
The Irish Times 17 October 1925
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Chicago—Roy Ahern, 21-year-old aviator, has been arrested for flying too low over the crowd at the Chicago-Northwestern football game Saturday.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 22 October 1925
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CHICAGO—Owner of two airplanes and an aviator since he was 17, Roy Ahearn, 21, arrested for flying low, was discharged when he pleaded ignorance of the law.
Murphysboro Daily Independent 26 October 1925
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YOUTH DROWNED.
MAITLAND, Sunday.   
Clarence O'Hearn, aged 19, was found drowned in a creek near Vacy on Saturday afternoon. He went for a load of wood, and as he did not return, a search was made, and his body found pinned down under the cart in a creek. The horse was also drowned. It is surmised that the youth, who, it is stated, was timid of lightning, was hurrying home during a storm, and drove too near the creek bank, which gave way, causing the cart to fall.
The Sydney Morning Herald 3 November 1925
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MARRIAGES
NEWMAN : AHERNE.—On the 7th Nov., at St. Richard's Church, Haywards Heath, by the Rev. W. Johnson Jones, assisted by the Rev. H. Livesy, FREDERICK GEORGE NEWMAN, second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Newman, of Christchurch, New Zealand, to PRISCILLA EUNICE, youngest daughter of the late WILLIAM AHERNE, Esq., and of Mrs. Aherne, Tower Holme, Pevensey Bay, Sussex.
The Times 12 November 1925
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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Below will be found a list of recent transfers of real estate in the county as recorded in the registry of deeds at Barnstable.
Dennis
Greaney, Michael Exr. to Ellen M. Ahern
Hyannis Patriot 12 November 1925
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Local Briefs
Rev. Joseph Ahearn of Denmark spent Thanksgiving with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ahearn.
Manitowoc Herald News 27 November 1925
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Winton
Accident: What might have been a serious accident happened on Xmas Eve when Jack Ahern was run over by a car driven by Jim Ewan and had the misfortune to have his leg broken and ankle sprained. He is now in the Hospital. and doing as well as can be expected. Onlookers say it is a wonder he was not killed as he finished up underneath the car. Ahern was riding his bicycle from the railway station and Ewan was proceeding to the Winton Hotel when the cyclist, to avoid the car, made for the hotel. It appears that both became flustered and the car eventually finished up under the hotel verandah, knocking out two of the verandah posts in its career.
The Longreach Leader 31 December 1925
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Winton
The many friends of Jack Ahern will be pleased to hear that he is progressing well in the Hospital with his broken leg, the result of his recent motor accident.
The Longreach Leader 8 January 1926
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LOWER HUTT SITTING.
The fortnightly meeting of the Magistrate's Court was held at Lower Hutt yesterday, before Mr. C. K. Orr Walker, S.M. Fines as under were recorded against motorists who had exceeded the speed limit in Lower Hutt: Alfred M. Adams, Lillian Ashworth, Nora Fleming, Sidney A. Longuet, Albert H. Palmer, D. Raphael, Harold H. H. Ahearn, Alfred Dawson, Robert Duignan, Tiora B. Meadows, John B. Patton, and Frederick J. Stainforth, each 20s and 7s costs; . . . 
Wellington Evening Post 14 January 1926
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Wedding Bells.
A very quiet and pretty wedding was celebrated at the Catholic Church on Wednesday afternoon, the contracting parties being Mr. Leahy and Miss Iris Ahern, both of Wyndham, and passengers, on the Bambra. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend Father Long, M. S. C. The bride who looked charming was given away by her brother and Mr. Flood acted as best man. The happy couple left by the Bambra yesterday morning for their future home at Wyndham where the bridegroom is employed at the Meat Works on the office staff.
Northern Territory Times & Gazette 26 February 1926
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FUTURE PLANS TOLD.
Plans to make Sacramento a tourist center of greater importance than in the past were told by William Sproule, president of the Southern Pacific Company. Others who spoke included Harold J. McCurry, president of the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce; Governor Friend W. Richardson, Mayor A. L. Goddard, Thomas Ahern, assistant general manager of the Southern Pacific; James J. Flanagan; Mrs. E. M. Tyler, president of the Women's Bureau, and others, C. B. Bills presided.
Oakland Tribune 28 February 1926
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CANTON, March 17.—A seven-year-old boy and a 26-year-old woman were injured late Tuesday when they were struck by automobiles in two of a series of four accidents. The injured: . . . Jack Ahern, 7, 415 4th street NW, minor injuries, badly shaken up. . . . In the other accident, where Jack Ahern, 7, of 415 4th street NW, was hurt, Mrs. W. R. Duncan, 1319 St. Elmo avenue NE, told police how her car had struck the boy. Mrs. Duncan said that she was driving north on Cleveland avenue NW, and the boy ran out in front of her automobile which was going slow. He failed to see the car coming. She said that Ahern suffered several cuts about the head.
Massillon Evening Independent 17 March 1926
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Winton
Mr. Jack Ahern left by last Sunday night's train for Townsville to have an examination of his leg, which he had broken last Christmas Eve as the result of an accident when a motor car ran into him whilst riding a push bike. So far the bone has not knitted and it is hoped the examination will reveal the cause.
The Longreach Leader 19 March 1926
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SOCIETIES BANNED; STUDENTS IN FUROR
Edict Of Boston Dean Causes Much Sentiment; Claim Overstepping
An edict against fraternities and clubs issued by Dean Walter S. Ahearn of Boston University school of religious education has caused a furor among the students of his school during the past week, it has been reported. The ruling, which applied only to those in the school of religious education, banned all secret societies and clubs, giving to the students the alternative of either keeping out of the fraternities or leaving school at the end of the year. The dean said that the secret societies were largely instrumental in forming "cliques" in the university, to the detriment of both student and school. Those now in the "cliques" must withdraw, he said. Such clubs were "a form of autocracy not in keeping with the spirit of B.U. Students affected by the ruling declared the dean had overstepped his authority and said openly that they would neither leave their secret societies nor withdraw from school. They did not say how they expected to circumvent the edict.
Daily Illini 27 March 1926
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Officers Are Assigned to Artillery School
LAWTON, Ok., April 8.—The following orders have been received at the Field Artillery School headquarters at Fort Sill: . . . Major Leon [sic] J. Ahern, general staff, field artillery, is relieved from detail [as] a member of the general staff corps and from assignment to the general staff with troops, effective upon completion of his present tour of foreign service, and is assigned as a student advanced course this fall at the Field Artillery School. . . . 
Dallas Morning News 9 April 1926
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O'ROURKE and AHEARNE—April 6, 1926, at St. Mary's R. C. Church, Drogheda, with Nuptial Mass by the Rev. Father Nulty, P.P., Captain P. J. O'Rourke, son of Denis and Mrs. O'Rourke, Dorrow, Leix, to Cherry, third daughter of David and Mrs. Ahearne, Woodside House, Bettystown, Meath.
The Irish Times 13 April 1926
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MARRIAGES
ANDERSON—AHERN.—On the 3rd April, 1926, at 114 Riversdale road, Glenferrie, by the Rev A. J. Stewart, of Daylesford, Robert Stewart Anderson, eldest son of R. V. Anderson, to Lyle Marie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Ahern.
The Argus 17 April 1926
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FIND HIDDEN FORTUNE
Dubuque, Ia., April 19.—(INS)—Cash and Liberty bonds to the amount of $10,000 have been found in the old home of John Ahearn, supposedly a poor recluse. Ahearn died a month ago after falling down a flight of stairs. The money and bonds had been secreted in various parts of the house.
Waterloo Evening Courier 19 April 1926
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Find Fortune In An Old House
Dubuque, Ias., April 19.—Careful search of the house formerly occupied by John J. Ahern, killed in a fall downstairs last month, to date has revealed money and bonds aggregating $9,592.04. At the time of his death, 1,300 silver dollars were found hidden in a large container. The house was padlocked awaiting appointment of an administrator and was again opened Saturday under the direction of the court and a systematic search begun. Beneath a lose [sic[ board in the floor, workers discovered $3,600 in gold coins. Ahern worked at the Milwaukee railroad shops.
Oelwein Daily Register 19 April 1926
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Thomas Ahern, of New York City, spent the week-end with his family in this city.
Middletown Times-Press 19 April 1926
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Performer Dies In Airplane Leap
VERO BEACH, April 19—(By AP)—A leap from a speeding air plane into the ocean as a stunt in an air circus Sunday afternoon proved fatal for Jewell W. Bell, 24, of Louisville, Ky., ad voluntary performer. Several thousand persons on the ground witnessed the accident. Bell dropped from the lower wing of the plane which was driven by Roy A. Hearn [sic], stunt pilot, and fell 50 feet into the water. He struck the surface on his back and [illegible] a distance of some 20 feet falling into the water never to appear again. Whether he was instantly killed by the fall, or was rendered unconscious and drowned, is not known. He fell in about 15 feet of water approxiamtely 200 feet from shore. His leap was not a scheduled part of the program and he had no experience as an aviator. When he learned that a friend was to make a parachute drop, Bell was said to have asked to be allowed to do a trick saying he once had dove into the Ohio river from a fast train. The management allowed him to make the attempt. The plane was travelling at a 50 mile rate.
New Smyrna Daily News 19 April 1926
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Randall Ahearn, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Ahearn, 7207 Indiana ave. visited relatives in Detroit during his school vacation.
Southtown Economist 5 May 1926
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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Below will be found a list of recent transfers of real estate in the county as recorded in the registry of deeds at Barnstable.
Dennis
Ahearn, Ellen M. to Catherine A. Sullivan
Hyannis Patriot 6 May 1926
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Bernard V. Welsh, Lawyer, Westernport, Md.
ORDER OF PUBLICATION
George Ahern,
vs.
Minnie Elizabeth Ahern.
No. 10,550 Equity in the Circuit Court for Alleghany County, Maryland.
The object of this suit is to procure a vinculo matrimonii by the plaintiff, George Ahern from the defendant, Minnie Elizabeth Ahern.

The bill states that the parties were married at Westernport, Md., during the month of April, 1919, and that although the conduct of the said plaintiff toward the defendant was always kind, loving and affectionate, and his entire conduct has always been above reproach, the said defendant without just cause or reason abandoned and deserted the said plaintiff on the 10th day of November, 1922, and that said desertion has continued for more than three year [sic], is deliberate and final and beyond any reasonable hope or expectation of a reconciliation, that the plaintiff is a resident of the State of Maryland and has been for more than two years prior to the filing of this bill but that the defendant is a non-resident of the State of Maryland.

It is thereupon ordered by the Circuit Court for Alleghany County, Maryland, In Equity, this 27th day of April, 1926, that the plaintiff. George Ahern, by causing a copy of this order to be inserted in some newspaper published in Alleghany County, once in each of four sucessive weeks before the 27th day of May, 1926, give notice to the said Minnie Elizabeth Ahern of the object and substance of this suit, warning her to be and appear in this Court on or before the 12th day of June, 1926, in person or by solicitor, and show cause, if any she have, why the decree sought and the relief prayed should not be granted.

LLOYD L. SHAFFER,       
Clerk.    
Cumberland Evening Times 19 May 1926
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ROBBER LEAVES TOURIST BROKE
Asks for Lift and Then Draws Gun and Takes Money
   Missoula, May 28.—(Special)—Kindness to a supposedly stranded fellow-traveler cost Harry Ahearn, a tourist from Pittsburgh, $125 in cash and a lot of inconvenience. The robbery occurred on the road from Deer Lodge to Missoula.
   Ahern [sic] and his family were on their way to Spokane to visit relatives. On the way to Missoula from Deer Lodge he saw a car parked along the side of the road and about the same time he was given a sign to stop by a man in the road. The man said his car had broken down, Ahearn reported here, and asked a lift to the next town to get parts.
   A seat was made for him in the rear of the car and they had scarcely started, Ahearn said, when the stranger pulled his gun, held up the party and let the gas out of the tank. Under threat to shoot if they attempted to move, he went back to his own car and disappeared.
   Ahearn says the incident so frightened his wife that he was unable to leave her in the car while he went for gas or help and they camped on the roadside for the night. They came to Missoula got in communication with the Spokane relatives and secured money for the rest of the trip into Spokane.
Billings Gazette 29 May 1926
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Two Killed in Battles During Booylegger War
   New York, N. Y., May 29 (AP).—Bootleggers' wars in New York and Brooklyn early today resulted in two murders and three men injured from bullet wounds.
   A dozen shots were fired during a quarrel among four men in a cafe in Stone street, Brooklyn, during which Salvatore Rea, 24, a business agent for a contractor, was shot and killed. The other three men in the party were wounded.
   A few hours later, Frank Loonie, 34, alleged bootlegger was shot to death in east 83rd street. His body was found on a sidewalk. No clues have been unearthed as to his assailant.
   Loonie's murder closely followed that of William Dorsch, boss loader on the East River docks, and the wounding of Daniel Ahearn and Harry Bender, all of whom were shot under mysterious circumstances during the past few days. Detectives believe there is some connection between all of the week's shootings.
Santa Fe New Mexican 29 May 1926
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MARRIAGES.
AHERN—ROWLAND — [Silver Wedding.]—On the 18th June 1901, at Rutherglen Presbyterian Chapel, by the Rev. T. Steele, M.A., assisted by the Rev. W. J. Carlton, Robert Alexander, eldest son of John and the late Sarah Ahern, to Claire (?), second daughter of the late Thomas and Marie Rowland. (Present address, 89 High street, Kew.)
The Argus 18 June 1926
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Ahern Objections Heard By Judge
Objections of Margaret Ahern, et al, to the final report of the estate of John Ahern were heard and the cause [sic] continued to Tuesday by Judge Roy C. Freeman in County Court yesterday.
Daily Illini 29 June 1926
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SOUTH BOSTON DISTRICT
William J. Ahern of 446 East 3d dt, this section, in company with John J. Nolan and William J. Fallon of Dorchester, left this week for an extended tour through the West. They will visit Cleveland, where they will be the guests of relatives. They will also call at Philadelphia and upon returning they will visit Washington and New York. All are popular young men, well known in this section. The tour is being made by automobile.
The Boston Globe 29 July 1926
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MARRIED
AHERN and HIGGINS—August 19, 1926, at Corpus Christi Church, Maiden Lane, London, by the Rev. J. J. Hannon, S.J., Milltown Park, Dublin, Dr. Michael Ahern, of Spring Grove terrace, Leeds, and Edie, elder daughter of Pierce F. Higgins, Riverdale, Sunday's Well, Cork.
The Irish Times 28 August 1926
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Royal Army Medical Corps
Maj. M. D. Ahern to be Lt.-Col., 18th Aug. 1926, and remains secd. [seconded], vice Lt.-Col. R. T. Brown to ret. pay.
The London Gazette 3 September 1926
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PAYING THE FRENCH DEBT WITH INDO-CHINA
Evening Journal's Daily Interview—Editorial With Big Men
Today's Interview With
Colonel George Patrick Ahern
Famous Forester
"America waits patiently for France to evidence a desire for a new debt agreement. But if one is eventually consummated all that America will get out of the negotiations is a promise of France to pay so much and at certain installment times. The truth is that the French will never be able to pay. How can they if we keep our tariff up. If we take the tariff down so we want France to pay and have our factory doors closed. Furthermore there is serious doubts [sic] as to the productive capacity to pay even if there were no tariff walls to impede payment.

"Here is a simpler way out of this debt tangle. Why not negotiate with France for French Indo-China in the far east. We need that territory. In 10 years we will be in the midst of a wood famine in this country. We are already in the grip of rubber, coffee and seven other foreign monopolies most of which goods come from the tropics. Our annual importation of tropical goods is around $2,000,000,000. America has a vital trade in the tropics. But while the other countries of the world have been busy grabbing up choice land reserves and garden spots for future tenancy, we alone have raised our hands in horror at the intimation that we should enter the game of scramble and provision ourselves for the future.

"French Indo-China is useless to France. The natives are very hostile to the French. The trade of the country does not inure to the benefit of France because of trade hostility towards the French. All that Indo-China affords the French is a roosting place for French politicians who are in search of fat sinecures. We, on the other hand, are well liked by the natives. We could use French Indo-China to a great advantage. France could pay her debt to us by giving us this territory. This has been the customary forms [sic] of debt payment between nations of the world for centuries. Only we foolishly decline it because we are foolish enough to let other nations provender themselves for the future."

Hamilton Evening Journal 7 September 1926
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Married
On Wednesday afternoon, September 15th at 3 o'clock, Miss Pauline Agnes Zeiner, daughter of Mrs. Mary Harvey, of 38 Norcross street, and Everett James Ahern, of 12 Summer street, son of the late Frank A. Ahern, were united in marriage at the St. Agnes rectory by Rev. Fr. J. J. Leonard, who performed the single ring ceremony. The bride was in a gown of Alice blue georgette, over pink satin. She wore a black picture hat and carried pink roses and delphinium. Miss Loretta Tynan attended as bridesmaid and wore a gown of apricot georgette over pale yellow satin, with a black picture hat and carried tea roses. After the ceremony, supper was served to the bridal party at the Hotel Bellevue. Following a wedding trip to New York and Washington, Mr. and Mrs. Ahern will make their home at 38 Norcross street, this town.
Arlington Advocate 17 September 1926
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COAST GUARD SHIPS IN CONN. WATERS GOING TO FLORIDA
Destroyers Are Ordered to Speed to Assistance of Hurricane-Swept Area.
NEW LONDON, Sept. 20.—Four Coast Guard destroyers stationed in northern waters were ordered today to speed to Florida to give all assistance possible on land and sea to the area swept by Saturday's hurricane. The ships directed to sail immediately for Miami are the Patterson, out of New York City, with Lieutenant- Commander James L. Ahearn in charge, and three destroyers of the New London patrol area, the Downes, with Lieutenant-Commander Fred A. Nichols, the Cassin with Lieutenant-Commander Philip F. Roach and the Shaw, with Lieutenant- Commander Raymond L. Jack. The ships carrying 368 officers and men will load with food at New York and will pick up Captain Harry G. Hamlet, commander of the destroyer forces, at the Delaware breakwater. Dr. H. A. Tyler acting assistant surgeon, was on one of the boats.
Bridgeport Telegram 21 September 1926
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LOWELL DWELLING DAMAGED BY FIRE
LOWELL, Sept. 24—Fire at 7 a. m. today damaged the dwelling house at Andover and Warren sts. owned by Patrick O'Hearn and occupied by J. Robert and family. The fire started in the basement and the principal loss of about $2000 will be on the personal property of Mr. Robert and construction work of Mr. O'Hearn. The building had been recently repaired.
The Boston Globe 24 Sep. 1926
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MARRIED
AHERNE and SAMPSON—August 30, 1926, at the Cathedral, Ennis, with Nuptial Mass (celebrated by Rev. J. Meade, Adm.), William, second youngest son of Mr. William and Mrs. Aherne, 40 Wanlip road, Plaistow, London, to Kitty, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sampson, Kilrush road, Ennis.
The Irish Times 2 October 1926
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AT COLUMBIA
Transfield Sisters with Band and Dancers are Featured.
   Transfield Sisters and their Voyagers presenting "Music Song and Dance Aboard Ship" will headline the vaudeville bill at the Columbia the last half of this week. They are extremely versatile, playing saxophones, xylophones, mandolin and banjo. In all of their numbers the Misses Transfield show complete mystery [sic] of their instruments and splendid voice control. The other members of the company are Darl's Troubadours, an efficient seven-piece orchestra, and Eugenie LaBlanc, a spirited clog dancer and singer.
   Will and Gladys Ahern in "Spinning Romance: are expert rope manipulators and while entertaining with lariat novelties, they step from the speedy steps of the Charleston to a Russian dance. Miss Gladys is also a clever dancer and likewise spins her rope in true Western fashion. A younger brother [Dennis Ahern], just lately taken into their act, banjoes his way into the "Spinning Romance" to pleasing results.
The Democrat and Leader 6 October 1926
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Four Are Killed, Train Hits Auto
MEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 19—While hurrying home from work, four men were killed here last night when an express train struck their automobile at a blind crossing. The dead: Antonio C. Linhalres, 53, Cambridge; Harold A. Ahearn, 18, Chelsea; Freeman W. Gillespie, 17; Chelsea; Ernest Spracklin, 18, Chelsea. The driver, George Willinson, 58, of Chelsea, was seriously injured.
Sandusky Star Journal 19 October 1926
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James O'Hern, 27 years old, 424 South Third Street, a merchant policeman, ended his life with a pistol at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday night in the rear of the Carter Guaranty Company's offices at 418 South Fifth Street. O'Hern, who was employed as night watchman in a row of buildings on the west side of Fifth Street between Liberty and Walnut Streets, died before police could remove him to a hospital. The report of O'Hern's pistol was heard by Miss Estelle Mueller, secretary to Ellerbe Carter, president of the Carter Guaranty Company. Miss Mueller was working in her office in the building. She notified police. C. E. Schimbler and G. E. Wade, attorneys with offices in the building, said O'Hern had complained recently of ill health. He is said to have been wounded in overseas service during the World War. He leaves a brother, Dennis O'Hern and two sisters, Mrs. James D. Doyle and Mrs. Anna Redmon, all of Louisville.
Courier Journal 4 November 1926
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ARRESTS AT MIDLETON
SUPERINTENDENT'S STATEMENT
   Robert Ahearne and Daniel Buckley, both of Cork City, were charged at the Midleton District Court yesterday with having taken part in the raid on Carrigtwohill Civic Guard station on Sunday night last, when eight armed men entered the barrack, made the Guards face the wall, and took away the station records.
   Superintendent Mansfield, Cork, gave evidence of the accused men being pointed out by two Carrigtwohill Guards from amongst twenty-eight men on an identification parade in Cork.
   After evidence of arrest had been given, the accused were remanded in custody to the next Midleton District Court on December 2nd.
   Mr. Casey, State solicitor, appeared for the State, and Mr. Barry O'Meara for Ahearne.
   An application for bail was opposed by the State solicitor, and the Justice refused to consider the matter at this stage.
The Irish Times 19 November 1926
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HYANNIS
Edward O'Hearn of Quincy, spent last week end with Mr. and Mrs. George Haskins, Lewis Bay road.
Hyannis Patriot 25 November 1926
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CARRIGTWOHILL
BARRACK RAID.
CIVIC GUARDS' DESCRIPTION.
   The story of the raid by armed men on Carrigtwohill Civic Guards' Station on Sunday night, November 14th, was told yesterday to District Justice Farrell at the Midleton (Co. Cork) District Session, when two young men named Robert Ahern, 67 Evergreen road, Cork, and Daniel Buckley, 13 Dublin street, Cork, were charged on remand with having taken part in the raid.
   Guard Fleming said that about 6.40 p.m. on Sunday, November 14th, he was playing a melodeon in the barracks at Carrigtwohill, with Guards Fowley and Markey, when the front door was forced open, and two masked men entered with revolvers. They told me to put my hands up, said the witness. I refused to do so, thinking that it was a joke. Immediately six other men came into the dayroom, masked and armed. They told me to face the wall or they would fire, and I did so. The man who appeared to be the leader searched me, and asked if I had any arms. This man took the diary, patrol and casualty books, and then went to the telephone and took away the receiver.
A RAID FOR ARMS.
   The witness said that at an identification parade at Union quay Barracks, Cork, on November 17th, when between twenty-five and thirty men were paraded, both of the accused were picked out as being similar in appearance to two of the eight men who raided the station.
   In the course of cross-examination by Mr. Barry O'Meara, the witness stated that it was dark when the raid occurred, and the day-room was lighted by only one paraffin oil lamp. When leaving the leader said, “If you will do as little harm to us as we will do to you, we will be friends.”
   Guard Fowley gave corroborative evidence and added that, when asked what he had come there for, one of the raiders said, “To raid for arms and documents by order of the Republican Army.” At the identification parade the witness picked out Buckley, and told Superintendant Mansfield that that was the man with whom the witness had all the argument during the raid.
   The justice refused informations against Ahern, who was released.
   The hearing of the case for the defence of Buckley was adjourned for fourteen days, bail being fixed at £200 and two sureties of £100 each.
The Irish Times 3 December 1926
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PERSONAL
Paragraphs About Southtown Folks
Daniel Ahern, 6527 University ave., is suffering from a severe cold.
Southtown Economist 21 January 1927
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W. J. AHERN IS STRICKEN ILL
   Concord, Jan. 29—William J. Ahern, serving his 16th term in the New Hampshire Legislature and dean of that body in length of service, after attending yesterday morning's session of the House of Representatives was overcome by a sudden attack of illness in his office as secretary of the State Board of Charities.
   By the advice of physicians, he was removed to the Margaret Pillsbury hospital, where it was said last night he was resting comfortably and his condition was favorable.
Portsmouth Herald 29 January 1927
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Accident
The many friends of Miss Frances Ahern, of 21 Webster street, will be pleased to learn that she is able to go out again after having been confined to the house several weeks from the effects of a fall.
Arlington Advocate 4 March 1927
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FATALITIES AND ACCIDENTS
THREE CASES OF DROWNING
Three cases of drowning occurred in different parts of the State during last week. Milly Ahern (13) was drowned in Cook's River, at Dulwich Hill, and Mary Gray, aged 6 years, was drowned in a creek near Cardiff, Newcastle. Constant dragging of a river has failed to recover the body of Thomas M'Donald (4), who has been missing since Thursday. The boy's dog sits on the edge of the wharf gazing across the water apparently waiting for his playmate to appear.
Barrier Miner 7 March 1927
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Given Washington Post
LAWTON, Ok., March 12 (Sp).—Maj. Leo J. Ahern, Field Artillery, is detailed in the inspector general's department at Washington, effective Sept. 21.
Dallas Morning News 13 March 1927
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Central Criminal Court
£1,300 FRAUD CHARGE
BILLETING OF TROOPS IN 1922.
HOTEL PROPRIETOR ON TRIAL.
(Before Mr. Justice Hanna.)
   The trial was opened yesterday of Thomas D. Ahearne, proprietor Imperial Hotel, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, on the charge of fraudulently obtaining from the Minister for Defence, approximately, £1,300, claimed for the maintenance of troops in 1922. The prosecution alleged that the accounts sent to the Ministry for Defence were fictitious, and that they were certified by officers who had no authority to pass them. Mr. James Reardon (instructed by Mr. Anthony Carroll, Fermoy) defended the prisoner.
FICTITIOUS ACCOUNTS
   Mr. Carrigan, K.C., Senior State Counsel, told the jury that the accused man obtained, roughly £1,300 of public money during the disturbed period of 1922-23. His claims for the billeting of troops were not only exaggerated, they were false and fraudulent, with one exception. The single exception represented a sum of £149 10s. 6d.
    In November, 1925, Ahearne had the impudence to claim a sum of £243 13s. 6d., which he said was a balance due to him, and it was then that his accounts were gone into. If he had not been so emboldened by his previous successes to claim this balance in all probability the alleged fraud would never have been discovered.
    Counsel went on to say that in 1922 the garrison in Mitchelstown numbered about 150 men. Some of these were billeted for a while in Ahearne's hotel, the rates being 9s. a day for officers and 6s. 6d. a day for other ranks. Vice-Commandant O'Connor, who arrived in the town in October, 1922, re-organised the post, and from that time onwards no troops stayed in Ahearne's hotel, except, perhaps, officers belonging to a column who would be passing through the town and would remain for the night.
HELPED BY OFFICERS
   With the help of officers in the Army, Ahearn sent in fictitious accounts, and got paid for the billeting of troops who never stayed in his hotel, there being in the country at that time men who were determined to get as much as possible from Army sources by every means, fair or foul.
   Counsel alleged that the accused man had received altogether £1,480 7s., his total honest claim being less than £150. The case, he said, revealed the gross corruption and ineptitude existing in 1922, but the day of reckoning had come, and it was for the jury to say now whether they were going to stand over willful dishonesty of this sort.
THE EVIDENCE
   Sean O'Connor, who is now an officer in the Free State Army in Galway, and was a vice-commandant in Mitchelstown towards the end of 1922, gave evidence that no troops belonging to the garrison stayed at Ahearne's hotel while he was in the town. Soldiers in columns passing through the town sometimes remained only one night as a rule. Some of them might have stopped at Ahearne's hotel.
   Cross-examined by Mr. Rearden, the witness said that, although he had no written record, he was positive that only six columns passed through Mitchelstown between November 1922, and February 1923. He could not, however, state where certain officers stayed in Mitchelstown on different dates while he was there. He was positive that none of General Hannigan's staff was billeted in the Imperial Hotel.
   The witness denied that Captain Byrne certified accounts to his knowledge. Captain Byrne, as far as he knew, was in Government employment and available as a witness.
   General Hannigan stated that none of his staff stayed at the prisoner's hotel while he was stationed in Mitchelstown.
   Francis Browne, who acted as adjutant in Mitchelstown in the later part of 1922, said that no officers of the National Army stayed in Ahearne's hotel while he was there. Further evidence having been given, the hearing was adjourned till 10.30 o'clock this morning.
The Irish Times 15 March 1927
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Aherns Are Unusually Clever, Take Honors at the Keith-Albee
Versatility is a good thing in any walk of life but a stage entertainer who has it is doubly blessed. Three young folks on the new anniversary bill at the Keith-Albee Theater the last three days of this week have what they might be termed "oodles" of it. They display their gift with such ability that they score the big hit of the show, a hit of such proportions that they can be said to "walk away with the honors of the bill" as the theater man puts it. Will and Gladys Ahern are the names on the program, but there is another Ahern in the act, a brother [Dennis] of Will, and he deserves to have his name in print. He gives splendid aid in carryting the hodge-podge of fun, music, hoop spinning and music to the top peak of sucess, so to speak. Will Ahern is a comic and highly talented and the other young man gets a chance now and then to show he is also an artist in his line.
Youngstown Vindicator 18 March 1927
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NOVA SCOTIA ENTRY
[photo]
WALTER O'HEARN
son of a former Nova Scotia attorney-general, who was an unsuccessful competitor in the oratorical contest finals in Toronto last night.
Winnipeg Free Press 21 May 1927
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MISSOURI YOUTH, 23, PLANS FLIGHT ACROSS ATLANTIC [sic]
Roy Ahern, twenty-three, born in Missouri, but now a resident of Chicago, hopes to emulate Lindbergh and bound into fame with a non-stop flight from San Francisco to Hawaii. He's an entry in the $35,000 race.
Charleston Gazette 10 June 1927
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Flying Circus To Feature Dellwood July 4 Program
   A flying circus, headed by Roy Ahearn, widely known Chicago aviator, will be the major attraction at a three day Independence day celebration to be held July 2, 3, and 4 at Dellwood, the new resort development on the Wisconsin river between Friendship and Necedah. The events will include stunt flying by Ahearn and by Marvin Kratsch, 17-year-old flyer, wing walking by “Bugs” Raymond, and parachute stunts, including a parachute race in which the contestants, by opening and closing their parachutes, will see which one can reach the earth in the shortest time from 3,000 feet in the air.
   Announcement of the program was made by S. P. Linehan, manager of the Dellwood property, who, accompanied by Ahearn, was in Wisconsin Rapids yesterday afternoon. Mr. Linehan stated that a 30 acre flying field has been prepared near the Dellwood dance pavilion, and arrangements for commercial flying between Dellwood and Chicago might be made later.
   Local thrill seekers are offered a new experience by Ahearn, who stated while here that the First Wisconsin Rapids man or girl to apply after noon Monday, July 4, will be given an opportunity to make a parachute jump from Ahearn's plane.
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune 29 June 1927
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Tribune Offers Free Air Trips With Chicago Flyer Sunday To 10 Local People
   Twenty-five mile rides in a big modern airplane will be enjoyed next Sunday free of cost by ten residents of Wisconsin Rapids or vicinity as a result of arrangements which the Tribune has completed with Roy Ahearn, Chicago flyer, who is bringing his flying circus to Dellwood for the Fourth of July celebration Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
   Ahearn, who is now at Dellwood with his planes, will fly to Wisconsin Rapids Saturday and at 12 o'clock will drop fifty copies of The Tribune near the west end of the Grand avenue bridge. Ten of these papers will contain tickets which, presented Sunday at the Dellwood air field, will entitle the holders to free 25 mile trips.
Tickets Mean Free Rides
   Persons desiring a chance for one of the ten free rides must be on First avenue south, between the Tribune office and the end of the bridge, at noon Saturday. Ahearn will fly low and drop the fifty papers so they will flutter down to the street. The lucky ones who pick up the papers containing the free ride tickets are asked to bring them at once to The Tribune office to be validated.
   The only restrictions upon the free plane ride offer are that employees of The Tribune are not eligible, and that minors who happen to get one of the tickets must obtain the written consent of their parents or guardians before they will be taken up.
Good All Day Sunday
   The tickets will be good any time Sunday. The Dellwood air field, where they must be presented, may be reached by following old Highway 13 south from Nekoosa to the junction of Highway 21, and then continuing a few miles directly south, or by driving into Friendship and then turning west.
   Ahearn is an aviator of long experience and with a record free from accidents. His machine is large and of up-to-date construction. One of the stunts he will perform for the benefit of the crowd Sunday will be to climb to a height of 5,000 feet and attempt to break the loop-the-loop record on his descent.
   Saturday the air program will include aerial acrobatics by “Bugs” Raymond on the wings of Ahearn's plane, culminating in a drop from a great height in which he will fall a thousand feet before opening his parachute. Raymond will also perform Monday.
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune 30 June 1927
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Flyer Will Drop Free Ride Tickets
   The thrill of a 25-mile ride in a modern, high powered airplane, will be enjoyed Sunday, free of cost, by ten readers of the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune who are lucky enough to pick up copies of this paper containing the complimentary tickets that Roy Ahearn, aviator, will drop near the west end of the Grand avenue bridge at noon Saturday.
   Ahern will drop fifty papers of which ten will contain free tickets. The tickets should be brought to The Tribune office at once for validation. They will be good any time Sunday when presented to Ahearn at the Dellwood airfield, west of Friendship.
   The Tribune invites everyone to be on hand at 12 o'clock Saturday to greet Ahearn and to take a chance getting one of the free ride tickets.
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune 1 July 1927
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BUZZARDS BAY
John P. Ahern has purchased of R. F. Bourne two house lots on Lafayette Ave.
Hyannis Patriot 14 July 1927
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A special from Stella says that new apples from the commercial orchards of southeastern Nebraska were placed on the market this week for the first time this season. At the stores in Stella apples of the Duchess and Wealthy varieties have been selling at five cents a pound. Shubert is the biggest commercial apple center of Nebraska. One hundred bushel baskets of Duchess apples were shipped over the Burlington [railroad] Wednesday from the orchard of Walter B. Ahern at Shubert to Beatrice. Duchess apples at Shubert have been selling at two cents a pound. The wealthy will be the next early apple on the market.
Beatrice Daily Sun 19 July 1927
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Rider Pulls Plane Stick, Two Killed
Pilot, Badly Injured, May Be Third Victim of Crash
   Chicago, July 25 (AP)—Seizing of a dual control on an airplane by a youth taking his first ride in the skies may have caused the accident that hurtled two men to their death near here last evening and seriously injured a third.
   The victims, Ray Westphall, 21, of Chicago, and Irwin Hybell, 22, of Dundee, Ill., were killed instantly, while the pilot of the plane, Carl Hawkinson, 24, was burned and injured internally.
   Roy Ahearn, a pilot who witnessed the crash on a field conducted by the North Shore Aviation Club at Morton Grove, a suburb, laid the accident to the fact that there was an auxiliary control stick in the forward seat occupied by the passengers.
   “Everything points to the fact that one of the men seized the stick and pulled it,” he said. “The effect was to head the nose of the plane straight up. Naturally it wouldn't go up at the low starting speed. Instead, with the wings elevated, it fell down on the tail.”
   W. W. Meyer, manager of the field, said Hawkinson violated the rules by taking up passengers there. The accident was the first in hundreds of flights there, he declared. Hawkinson was not a regular pilot at the field, it was explained, but had five years flying experience.
The Syracuse Herald 25 July 1927
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KNIGHTS FERRY
KNIGHTS FERRY, July 27.—Mrs. M. J. Ahearn, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Ahearn and daughters and Maurice A. Ahearn, all of Stockton, were the guests of Mr. T. H. Frowse and family Sunday.
Modesto News-Herald 28 July 1927
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Dead After Spending 18 Years on Hospital Cot
Philadelphia, Aug. 5 (AP)—James Ahern, 54, of Media, Pa., died in the Philadelphia General Hospital, where he had spent the last 18 years on a cot. He had suffered a broken back when he fell from a hay wagon and was never able to walk. Although confined to his bed a hopeless cripple, Ahern, through basket weaving, which he engaged in while in the hospital, sent his son, Joseph, through grammar and high schools from the income derived from his handiwork.
Reading Eagle 5 August 1927
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WED IN AIRPLANE TO AID CHILD FUND
Service for Ridgefield Park (N.J.) Couple Performed 1,000 Feet Up
During Air Show.
ANOTHER SET FOR TODAY
Stunt Flying and Parachute Jumps Thrill Crowds
— Plane Race Scheduled for Tomorrow.
   HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N. J., Sept. 3.—Flying at a height of 1,000 feet above the head of a throng that lined the edge of the Teterboro Airport this afternoon, Miss Ina Harper of 132 Grand Avenue and Phillip Obach of 47 Union Place, Ridgefield, N. J., a policeman, were married by the Rev. Allan MacNeill, pastor of the Ridgefield Park Union Community Church.
   The aerial wedding was one of half a dozen features of the national airplane show and air circus conducted by the Hackensack Lodge of Elks to aid their Crippled Kiddies Fund. The meet will be continued tomorrow and Labor Day.
   The bridal party, the minister and one attendant flew in a Curtis plane piloted by Clyde by Ive McKinney, while in another plane, piloted by Clyde E. Pangborn were Miss Inez May Corbin of 455 West Thirtieth Street, New York, the bridesmaid, and George Obach, brother of the bridegroom, and Captain Frank Baird, formerly of the Indian Army.
   The flying field was covered in many places with several inches of water and though three pumps have been working continuously since the heavy rain of Thursday night, flying conditions were far from ideal. As a result, the bridal party was compelled to take off and land in midfield, some distance away from the stand and the crowd. After the ceremony the couple were driven to the stand and presented to the spectators by Edward C. McClure, Exalted Ruler of the Hackensack Lodge No. 658 of the Elks. Mr. McClure then presented a chest of silver to them as a wedding gift from the lodge.
   Tomorrow afternoon another aerial wedding will take place when Miss Theresa Kern of Carlstadt will be married to Arthur Baudisch of Carlstadt by the Rev. Mr. Koehler, a Bergen County clergyman. The bridal attendants will be include young women from the Lyric Theater in New York and they will be taken aloft in planes piloted by William C. Brooks, Roy Ahearn and McKinney. Pangborn will fly the plane in which the bridal couple and the minister will ride.
   A thrilling exhibition of the afternoon was given by Major Brooks, who cut off the engine of his plane while several thousand feet up and after doing stunts, including two loops with his motor dead, made a perfect three-point landing with a “dead stick.”
   Parachute jumps by Aaron F. Krantz and C. Efferson and an exhibition of flying upside down by Pangborn also thrilled the large crowd.
   A number of service planes used by officers of the National Guard Air Service of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maryland are entered in the National Guard race which will be held Monday afternoon.
New York Times 4 September 1927
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SOCIAL
Mr. Barry Ahern and Mr. S. Kinchington will leave for Cairns by the Canberra to-day.
The Brisbane Courier 20 September 1927
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Mrs. Andrea Healey, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Healey and Mrs. David Ahearn of Ansonia, the mother of Mrs. William Healey motored on Sunday to Woodside and Jamaica, Long Island, to visit friends.
Bridgeport Telegram 26 September 1927
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Smith's Suspension May Be Reduced
OTTAWA, Ont., Oct. 12 (AP).—The one-month suspension imposed on "Hooley" Smith by the National Hockey league for rough tactics in the world championship play-off last season may be reduced to one week. President Frank Ahearn of the Ottawa Hockey club stated today. Smith was sold to the Montreal Maroons by Ottawa yesterday.
The Salt Lake Tribune 13 October 1927
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IN BANKRUPTCY.
(Before the Registrar, Mr. N. C. Lockhart.)
SINGLE MEETINGS AND PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS
Re John Dennis Ahearn. Bankrupt was examined by Mr. W. H. Palmer, official assignee, and the meeting closed, and the public examination was declared concluded.
The Sydney Morning Herald 25 November 1927
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Arrested After Crash
William Ahern, 32 years old, 1011 Barry ave., was arrested for driving on the wrong side of the street when his automobile collided with that of John H. Chapp, 28, 8111 Champlain ave., in front of 7314 South Park ave., Sunday evening. Miss Hazel Helenius, 18-year-old school girl, 6223 Eberhart, who was riding with Chapp, sustained a possible skull fracture and was taken to the Washington Park hospital. Chapp was driving south on South Park ave., when his car was struck by Ahern's in a head-on collision.
Southtown Economist 25 November 1927
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FATAL FALL FROM A CART.
Coroner Horgan held an inquest at Cork on the body of Philip Ahern (60), of Freemount, Co. Cork. The evidence showed that Ahern fell off his cart while returning home from Kanturk, and injured his neck, which caused general paralysis. A verdict was returned that death was due to injuries caused by an accidental fall from a cart.
The Irish Times 30 November 1927
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PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS
Miss Ann Ahern returned to the University of Illinois after spending the past week at the John Hayes home, 6421 University ave.
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Miss Mary E. Ahern of the Windermere hotel has returned from a tour of Illinois.
Southtown Economist 2 December 1927
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Births
AHERN—Mr. and Mrs. Philip Edward (nee Veronica Lynch) of 35 West 81st St. announce the birth of a daughter at Fifth Avenue Hospital, Sunday, Dec. 18.
New York Times 25 December 1927
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Joseph Ahern Is Building Two Six Apartment Houses
At an approximate cost of $35,000 for each building, two three-story, six-apartment structures are being erected at 9037-39 Justine st, and 1222-24 Laflin st., by Joseph Ahern, 1558 W. 79th st. Each of the apartments of both buildings will contain five rooms. Construction will be of face brick, trimmed with cut stone. Each of the structures will occupy ground 50 by 125 feet in size. Work of construction has been going on for one week. It is anticipated that both buildings will be ready for occupancy by March 15. Stott and Larson, 1558 W. 79th st., prepared the plans for both structures.
Suburbanite Economist 27 December 1927
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CO. CORK SHOOTING.
TWO GUARDS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER.
   Two members of the Civic Guard, George MacGonologue and Patrick Geraghty, were charged at Fermoy District Court with the attempted murder, at Gortnaskey on the 11th or 12th of December last, of William O'Keeffe, of Ducarrig, by shooting at him with a revolver. They were further charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on O'Keeffe, and with being in possession of firearms.
   On another count they were charged with assaulting William Luddy, Patrick Luddy, and Patrick Ahern, of Propogue, on the 11th or 12th December.
   Superintendent Fleming, Fermoy, asked to have the accused remanded to the next Court day, pending inquiries.
The Irish Times 10 January 1928
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GUARD HELD ON THUG CHARGE
MERCED, Feb. 11.—William Ahern, 31, night watchman at the Canal Farm on the San Joaquin river, was arrested yesterday afternoon charged with holding up Louis Hass, an itinerant laborer and robbing him of $10. The robbery occurred early yesterday morning and Ahern, arrested by Constable Hulen of Los Banos was identified by Hass and W. Archer. Ahern is said by M. M. Morse, Chief Criminal Deputy Sheriff to have a prior criminal record including San Quentin and Folsom sentences for robbery and horse stealing. If convicted on the third charge, which carries a penalty of five years to life, Ahern, under the new law, will serve the rest of his life.

According to the story told by Hass to sheriff's officers this morning, he wanted a drink and Ahern volunteered to give him one. They left in an automobile and drove to a dark place near Chinatown, where Hass was slugged and the money taken from him.

Oakland Tribune 12 February 1928
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Major Barn, Pittsburgh district engineer, yesterday approved the appointment of Thomas F. Ahern as senior draftsman in the mechanical department of the United States engineers, also that of Samuel Gennaula of Charleroi, as carpenter on construction work at Dam No. 7, Monongahela river.
The Charleroi Mail 1 March 1928
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MARRIAGES.
AHERN—NOONAN.—On February 10, at Geraldton, Michael, second son of John Ahern, Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland, to Eleanor Grace, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Chilvers, Serpentine.
Western Mail 1 March 1928
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Coast Guard Orders
WASHINGTON, March 22.—These assignments announced by the Coast Guard Service today, dated March 21:
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Commander J. L. Ahern, to the Seminole, New York.
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New York Times 23 March 1928
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Rain Prevents Aviators From Arriving In Athens
as Scheduled for Today
   Although scheduled to arrive at 10 o'clock this morning, only one of the three pilots of the Gates Flying Circus arrived. Rain was said to have caused the delay.
   Two of the airplanes, which have been in Chillicothe for the last few days, were ready to start all day and at 1:30 the pilots were at the flying field in Chillicothe waiting for the skies to clear. The machines were expected in Athens soon after the rain had ceased.
   With a drizzling, cold rain falling, two members of the Circus landed this morning. They are Roy Ahearn, pilot, and former air mail flier, and Nils Mark, parachute jumper. They came at 10 o'clock.
   The fliers had come from Winchester, Kentucky, in one and one-half hours, travelling at a speed of 105 miles an hour. The maximum speed of the machine is 70 miles, but with a tail wind of 35 mile velocity, a speed of 105 was reached. The fliers had been in Winchester since Friday. Prior to starting for Athens, the propellor of the machine was broken, and the fliers were forced to wait there for a new one.
   Although the ground was soft, Mr. Ahearn explained that it would be easy to “get around that,” and that the field was all right unless heavy rains made conditions much worse.
   By the time the Messenger went to press, if the rain had stopped, Mr. Ahearn agreed to take the papers to Logan and Nelsonville in the absence of the other airplanes.
The Athens Messenger 24 April 1928
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Major Ahern Calls Flask Given to Him by Gomez U. S. Imperialism Symbol
Helped Cuban Firebrand Hold Off Enemy Until Americans Arrived
In Forestry Survey
At 68 He Says He Has 20-Year Job Ahead of Him
At times Maj. George A. [sic] Ahern holds the symbol of America's imperialism in his hand. It is a flask, given him by that firebrand of the Cuban rebellion—Little Gomez. “In the face of awful obstacles, the cheer in that flask helped him along. I call it the basis of our imperialism, for Gomez was able to hold off long enough for this country to be drawn into the Cuban fracas.” Major Ahern explains. This little story, with countless others of somber and witty hues, were told by Major Ahern on his visit to the New York State College of Forestry, Syracuse University yesterday, Most men at 68 are ready to retire. Not so Major Ahern, who is at present a trustee of the Tropical Plant Research Foundation. He came to Syracuse Friday to enlist the aid of Dr. Harry P. Brown in the classification of tropical trees which is a part of a research program being sponsored by the Foundation.
Around World Four Times
This man who has loafed around the world four times, spent 16 years in the Philippines and hobnobbed with Sitting Bull, describes his wanderings with a touch of that manner which endeared Theodore Roosevelt to those who met him. “I've got a 20-year job ahead of me as part of this Foundation. And I mean to do it up thoroughly.” he stated forcibly. In 1900, Major Ahern began the administration of the 40,000,000 acres of forest land in the Philippines. He organized concessions which he gave to different companies representing various nationals, and put the forest preserves on a paying basis. “After 20 years, it is better than ever. Most sites after that length of time are really sights,” he laughed.
West Point Graduate
When Major Ahern was graduated from West Point in 1878 [sic]. He went to the Dakotas and there became the good friend of Sitting Bull. He told of the hundreds of letters the famous Indian received from all over the world. He also related that tourists seeing Sitting Bull's autograph would never get it, until a crisp dollar bill was placed in his hand. In 1898 he went to Cuba—“to civilize it with a Krag,” the type of rifle then used by the Army. “Yes, I still believe in the Krag—it sort of clears the way,” smiled the Major. “But I also believe in schools and roads and things like that. But the Philippines should not have their independence yet. The chief reason for this is economic. The men don't know the value of a dollar. It is the women who handle the money. Take away our markets, and the Philippines would be in a fix.” he said.
War College Secretary
During the World War, Major Ahern was secretary of the War College in Washington, D. C. “I read every cable from France,” he related—“and must say that General Pershing usually kept his feet on the ground all through those stirring times.” “What am I doing now?” he asked in answer to a question. “Why take for instance the chewing gum people—during the last five years they have had to look to their source of material for their sweet treat. They have asked the Foundation to help them with research data and conservation. You see, I am saving the gum crop for the stenographers of America. Before we do that, however, we have to find out all about tropical trees and wood from Dr. Brown. That's why I am in Syracuse for—and have found that he is willing to do it for us,” he concluded.
Syracuse Herald 29 April 1928
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PEA RIFLE ACCIDENT
WALCHA, Friday.   
The 11-year-old son of Mrs. G Ahearn was accidentally shot by his brother with a pea rifle.
The Canberra Times 26 May 1928
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TO ORDAIN 16 PRIESTS.
Bishop Dunn and Archbishop Hanna to Elevate Maryknoll Students.
   OSSINING, May 30.—Announcement was made at the Catholic Foreign Mission Society's Seminary at Maryknoll today that sixteen seminarians will be ordained to the priesthood within three weeks. The Rt. Rev. John J. Dunn, auxiliary Bishop of New York, will ordain fourteen priests on Sunday, June 17. Archbishop Hanna of San Francisco will ordain two on Saturday, June 16.
   The young men to be ordained are: . . . the Rev. Maurice F. Ahern of Chicago . . . 
New York Times 31 May 1928
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SANITORIUM ACCOMMODATION
For the past twenty years almost twenty-five percent of the patients at Cork Sanitorium have been sent from Limerick, Waterford and North Tipperary. Now, however, owing to the large influx of patients from Cork County Borough, consequent on the working of the new tuberculosis scheme, admission is being refused to all from outside County Cork. This fact was revealed by Dr. Richard Ahearn, R.M.S., at the recent meeting of the Committee of Management, when he reported that there were at present 115 persons undergoing treatment at the institution.

On Dr. Ahearn's advice the Committee are consdiering the advisability of utilising the grounds of the institution for the erection of additional building for the accommodation of patients. With this end in view an effort is being made to make some arrangement with outside bodies to send in patients. It is suggested that these bodies should bear a proportionate share of the cost of maintenance, and that at the same time they could be given some voice in the institution's administration.

The Irish Times 11 June 1928
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Evidence at Tallangatta.
TALLANGATTA. Tuesday.—The Royal commission on the dairying industry visited Tallangatta yesterday. The chairman (Mr. Bond, M.L.A.) stated that the commission hoped to be able to soon submit to Parliament a report and recommendations calculated to make the dairyman's lot more happy in the future.

Mr. Richard Ahearn, manager of the Eskdale Butter Factory, stated that waste must be eliminated. His company was keen in fostering herd testing among suppliers. Stricter Government supervision of the butter industry was needed. He suggested experimental blocks for the education of farmers in different centres. A dairy college was required for research work. He favoured herd-testing being made compulsory.

Mr. Thomas Anderson, secretary of the Tallangatta Butter Company, agreed that In many cases amalgamation of butter factories would be advisable, but local conditions here were against the proposal, He considered the payment for cream on a butter-fat basis a better proposal than payment on a commercial basis. The limitation of agents would be advantageous. The Tallangatta factory's percentage of low-grade cream was very low. Last month, out of 45 tons, only 1cwt. of butter was second grade.

The Argus 20 June 1928
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U. S. Stars May Win Hop-Step-Jump Title After 24-Year Lapse
NEW YORK, June 20—(AP)—The hopes that the Olympic hop, step and jump championship will be brought back to the United States, after a lapse of 24 years, and the world's record with it, rest chiefly upon the ability of the great negro athlete, DeHart Hubbard, to stand the strain of two events. . . . 

Altho the previous world's record had been held in America, by Dan Ahearn since 1909, no representative of this country has scored in the Olympics since 1904, when Myer Prinstein, Syracuse star, registered a "double" in the flat jumps. Ahearn did not complete in the 1908 or 1912 Olympics and in 1920, when past his prime, did no better than sixth. He won the national championship eight times in the colors of the Illinois Athletic club.

Lima Ohio News 20 June 1928
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CRUELTY CHARGE
Woman Arrested
SYDNEY, Thursday.   
The Attorney-General, Mr. Boyce, said to-day that the police had arrested Minnie Butler in connection with what is known as the Dungog cruelty case. She was remanded until July 11.
The Canberra Times 29 June 1928
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WOMAN ARRESTED.
After Being Acquitted.
DUNGOG CASE.
NEWCASTLE, Thursday.   
   Minnie Butler was arrested at Dungog today on a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm upon Freddy O'Hearn, aged 3 years. Sergeant Charters travelled from Newcastle to affect the arrest.
   The facts In the case are remarkable. The woman was recently charged on a similar count, but was acquitted when she appeared before the Court. The Crown was not satisfied with the decision of the magistrate, and asked him to state a case for consideration by the Crown Law Office. To permit of further action being taken against the woman it was necessary to serve her with a notice of the demand made on the magistrate within 14 days. When an endeavour was made to serve the notice the woman could not be located.
   The Crown thereupon decided to take action in another way, and a warrant was issued for the woman's arrest.
   Bail was granted the arrested woman, who will appear before the Dungog Police Court on July 11 next.
The Sydney Morning Herald 29 June 1928
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BEAM SNAPS
Three Workmen Fall
TWO KILLED

SYDNEY, Tuesday
When a beam, supporting a scaffolding plant at the Australian Gaslight Company's new gasometers at Alexandria, snapped this morning, three men were hurled 22ft. to the concrete floor below. Edward Garden, 51, boilermaker, was killed outright, and William Clark, 31, boilermaker, died in hospital. William Ahern, boilermaker, sustained a fractured skull and ribs, and injuries to the spine. His condition is very serious.

The men bad been working at the job for about two years and were to have finished within a fortnight. One man, who saw the scaffold give way, said it all happened so suddenly that there was no time to give any warning. The beam, just seemed to snap in halves and the men appeared to go with It.

The Canberra Times 4 July 1928
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TERRIBLE STORY.
Alleged Cruelty to Child.
DUNGOG, Wednesday   
   Barbaric cruelty to a three-year-old child, Frederick O'Hearn. was alleged against Minnie Butler, 22, married, who was to-day committed for trial at Maitland on a charge of having inflicted grievous bodily harm upon the boy between June, 1927, and February last.
   Mrs. Butler was proceeded against in the Children's Court last April for cruelty to the child, but the case was dismissed. Subsequently the presiding magistrate was called upon to state a case to the Supreme Court, but this was not done.
   At the hearing to-day Detective-Sergeant Charters, of Newcastle, said that he arrested defendant on March 7. She denied having illtreated the child, but admitted having slapped him often, saying he was bad-tempered and sulky. She said the boy was clumsy, and was always falling down. Once he fell straddle-legs across a shaft of a cart. The present charge, said witness, was based on injuries to the lower portion of the child's abdomen.
   Sister Sedges, of the local hospital, said that the child was covered with bruises and sores when brought to the institution. The injuries to the lower part of his abdomen were so painful that the boy cried when touched. He was in hospital for 13 weeks.
   Dr. Gilchrist, in describing the boy's condition, said he had several abrasions and bruises on the head, body, and limbs. Some were recent, more particularly a large swelling on the lower portion of the abdomen. His right ear was injured, and his feet and ankles were covered with sores and abrasions. A swelling on the abdomen had been caused by a large abscess in the pelvis, and there was also a rupture. External violence would have caused the rupture. He did not think it could have been caused by falling on a cart shaft. A surgical operation was required to bring the child to normal. The boy did not appear to be sulky or clumsy.
   Robert Wylie and Mrs. Wylie, neighbours of defendant, told of hearing the child crying and screaming almost every morning for six months. They said they had not seen the child beaten, but heard sounds like thrashing. They lived 75 yards away from the Butlers.
   Arthur Wylie, aged 13, said he called out one morning: "Leave him alone, you cruel cow." The boy was screaming, and it seemed that he was being beaten.
   Mrs. Lowry, who had lived with the Butlers in Dungog for three months, said that the defendant beat the child almost every day with her hand. The child was always marked and bruised. She saw defendant kick the child, though it was not a hard kick. She also saw the defendant beat the child for two hours on and off. It was temper that made defendant do it, Mrs. Butler did not seem to have any idea how to treat the child.
   Lucy Young, a neighbour, said that she heard beatings. She heard the child cry, "Oh, Mummy, don't beat me. I will take it." She saw defendant once with a strap in her hand. The child did not appear to be clumsy or sulky.
   The trial of defendant will be heard at Maitland.
The Sydney Morning Herald 12 July 1928
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THE DUNGOG CASE
THE ACCUSED WOMAN
COMMITTED FOR TRIAL
Dungog, Thursday.   
   What has become known as the "Dungog Case" was heard before Magistrate Potts in the local police court to-day, Minnie Butler (23) being charged with having inflicted bodily harm on Frederick Owen O'Hearn, aged three years, at Dungog, between January 1 and February 15. The accused was committed for trial.
   According to the evidence the boy lost his mother 12 months ago and was taken charge of by his aunt, the defendant. It is alleged that the child was beaten to such an extent that he became ill and was taken to the Dungog Hospital where he was treated for a number of bruises, sores, and other injuries, including a badly cut right ear.
   Detective-Sergeant Charters said he had interviewed Mrs. Butler, who had denied cruelly ill-treating the child, although she admitted slapping him often.
Barrier Miner 12 July 1928
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NORTH DAKOTA GIRL KILLED IN AUTO SMASHUP
Ida Beasch, 24, Tower City, Dies With Companion
as Necks Are Broken
Waupun, Wis., July 23.—(AP)—While passing the time before meeting two brothers and a sister who were to start for their home at Tower City, N. D., Miss Ida Beasch, 24 years old, was killed when the automobile in which she was riding went off the road Saturday night. Joseph Ohern, 18 years old, was also killed. Miss Beasch and Ohern suffered broken necks. She was dead when picked up, while Ohern died an hour later.
The Bismarck Tribune 23 July 1928
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Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Ahern, Miss Virginia and Miss Rosemary Ahern, of Babson Park, Fla., are stopping at the Biltmore.
The Atlanta Constitution 29 July 1928
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Ahern—Sullivan
   HARVARD, Mass., Aug. 18.—Miss Katherine Sullivan, daughter of Mrs. John Andrew Sullivan of 210 Bay State Road, Boston, and the late John A. Sullivan, was married in St. Theresa's Church here today to James Michael Ahern of New York, son of William E. Ahern of Worcester. The Rev. T. J. A. Fitzgerald of Lancaster performed the ceremony.
   Mr. and Mrs. Ahern will be at home in Bayside, Long Island, N. Y., after Sept. 1.
   The bride graduated from Simmons College in 1921. The bridegroom is a Boston University man. class of 1923.
New York Times 19 August 1928
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JERVIS BAY
Quiet Return Voyage
COLOMBO, Tuesday.
The Jervis Bay arrived here under the flag of the Aberdeen Commonwealth Line. The voyage was uneventful in vivid contrast to the last homeward trip. Commander James Ahern has succeeded Captain Daniel as master. The ship carried, with a few exceptions a new crew, and 700 passengers were aboard.
The Canberra Times 30 August 1928
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Third Patrolman Promoted
For the third time this month a patrolman of the West Forty-seventh Street station was promoted to the rank of second grade detective when Captain Edward Lennon yesterday read the order appointing Patrolman Jeremiah Ahern to his new rank. The post carries a salary of $2,750 instead of the $2,100 as a second grade patrolman. Ahern earned his promotion through the capture of Canice, alleged mail robber, last Monday night.
New York Times 14 September 1928
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NAR-NAR-GOON.
A farewell social evening was given for Mr. Arthur Ahern, of the Commercial Bank, who is being transferred to New South Wales. He was presented with a wallet of notes.
The Argus 20 September 1928
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SPRINGFIELD TRIP MADE BY AIRPLANE
Flying Proves Popular in This Section
   The airplane is becoming a somewhat ordinary means of transportation in this section. Two North Adams men who were obliged to make a sudden business trip to Springfield today. engaged Roy Ahearn, who has been taking passengers up in his airplane from the Herrick Farm in Williamstown for the past week, to take them to that city. They expected that their business would take only about an hour and that they would return immediately after it was concluded. Several days ago, two Williams college students went in Mr. Ahearn's plane to Smith college where they called on two friends. On the first day that Mr. Ahearn was at the field two Williamstown men engaged him to take them to Albany, N.Y.
   Business has been so good with Mr. Ahearn that he has decided to remain at the Herrick farm at least until December 15. On last Sunday he states, he was so busy that almost 100 people who wished to go up in the airplane could not be accommodated. On that day there were thousands of people at the flying field to witness the flights.
   Mr. Ahearn, who is a licensed instructor, now has two students of aviation and expects to have quite a class before he leaves this section.
   He is continuing to give daily exhibitions of stunt flying over this city and at the flying field tomorrow afternoon and Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock he will give exhibition of “dead stick” drops, but shutting off power at a considerable height and allowing his machine to take its own course for the time being.
   At 4 o'clock tomorrow and Sunday afternoon Ted White will drop from the airplane in a parachute.
North Adams Transcript 12 October 1928
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Dinner guests were entertained Sunday evening by Mrs. Lewis B. Clingman, 6427 University ave., in honor of her brother, John Ahern, of New Orleans.
Southtown Economist 12 October 1928
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PARACHUTE JUMP IS WITNESSED BY 4,000
Chicopee Youth Jumps at 3,000 Feet Altitude
IN WILLIAMSTOWN
Student Hires Plane to Catch Train — Machine Will be Taken to Springfield For Few Days.
   Nearly 4,000 persons who assembled on Herrick's field in Williamstown yesterday afternoon saw Norman Wilson, 19, of Chicopee jump from an airplane piloted by Roy Ahearn of Springfield at an altitude of 3,000 feet. Wilson fell about 1,000 feet before opening his parachute. He landed safely near the flying field.
   The airplane was in constant demand yesterday and Saturday and a number of residents of Northern Berkshire took trips through the air. Yesterday morning a Williamstown man engaged the pane for a trip to Cambridge, N. Y., where he met his nine year old son and brought him back to Williamstown in the airplane.
   On Saturday afternoon Alexander Beach of Rochester, N. Y., a student at Williams college, missed a train at the Williamstown station. He hurried to the flying field and engaged Pilot Ahearn who took him to Schenectady where the train that had been missed at Williamstown was caught. Despite headwinds the plane made the trip to Schenectady in 36 minutes. The return trip to Williamstown was made in 30 minutes.
   The armature on the magneto of the plane burned out Saturday noon but another magneto was brought from Springfield by airplane and installed in the machine at Williamstown.
   Today Pilot Ahearn was engaged in taking aerial pictures of Mount Greylock, Williamstown and North Adams. Tomorrow the plane will be taken to Springfield where the motor will be overhauled. The plane will return to Williamstown on Saturday and parachute jumps will be made both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
North Adams Transcript 15 October 1928
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ILL-TREATMENT OF A CHILD
ALLEGED AGAINST WOMAN
TRIAL AT NEWCASTLE
Newcastle, Tuesday.   
   The hearing was started of a case in which Minnie Butler is charged on three counts with occasioning actual, bodily harm to Frederick O'Hearn, aged 3 years, at Dungog.
   In outlining the case Crown Prosecutor Hungerford said that the evidence of neighbors of the woman would show that the accused had beaten the child day after day. It would also show that on one occasion the accused was locked up for two hours with the lad giving him a flogging. His body was covered with welts and marks.
   Evidence would be given that when the child was admitted to hospital there were sores all over his body, and that he was in terrible agony.
   The hearing is proceeding.
Barrier Miner 16 October 1928
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A BRUTAL WOMAN
Minnie Butler was yesterday charged in the Newcastle Police Court with having treated her three year old child with great cruelty. It was alleged that the woman locked herself up in a room with the little boy and flogged him for two hours. The child was carried into the court in great agony. Medical evidence was that a rupture had not yet been put right. Police stated that evidence would be given that the child was beaten day after day, and that his body was covered with welts and marks made by a strap. The hearing was adjourned.
Northern Territory Times 16 October 1928
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TERRIBLE CHARGES.
CRUELTY TO CHILD.
WOMAN BEFORE COURT.
NEWCASTLE, Monday.   
   On six charges of ill-treating Frederick O'Hearn, aged three years, Minnie Butler appeared before the Chief Justice and a Jury at the Newcastle Circuit Court to-day. Butler was charged with having on some day in August, 1927, at Dungog, assaulted, beaten, and otherwise ill-treated O'Hearn, causing him actual bodily harm; with having on some day of December, 1927, at Bendolba, caused actual bodily harm to O'Hearn; and with having on some day in January, 1928, at Bendolba, maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm on O'Hearn. With each of these charges was coupled a charge of common assault.
   The Crown Prosecutor, Mr. Hungerford, told the Jury that it would have to listen to a pitiful tale of acts of cruelty. A neighbour would give evidence that Butler was locked up with the lad on and off for two hours at a time, flogging him. A frightful injury suffered by the child in some way could not be remedied after three months in Dungog Hospital, and he was now under a specialist.
   Nurse Carmen Saunders said that when O'Hearn was admitted to Dungog Hospital on February 16, his toes and fingers were covered in sores, his ankles and legs were bruised, there were sores on his back, and marks in the middle of his back looked like strap marks.
   Dr. J. Gilchrist, of Dungog, said that the child was suffering from a rupture about a month old, and from a large abscess about a fortnight old. His condition showed no improvement.
The Sydney Morning Herald 16 October 1928
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CRUELTY TO CHILD
Woman Found Guilty.
AMAZING STORY.
NEWCASTLE. Tuesday.   
   Mrs. Minnie Butler, 23, was convicted by a Jury at Newcastle Circuit Court this evening of two charges of common assault on her nephew, Frederick O'Hearn, aged three years. Evidence alleging repulsive cruelty against the woman had been given by former neighbours when her trial was resumed this morning.
   Mrs. May Wylie, of Bendolba, near whom Mrs. Butler lived from September, 1927, to February, 1928, said that morning after morning she had heard the child screaming and the sound of blows.
   Arthur Wylie, schoolboy, said that he had heard screaming and beating from the Butler's place daily from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. One day he could not stand it, and called out to Mrs. Butler: "Leave him alone, you cruel cow."
   Mrs. Lucy Ann Young, of Bendolba, said that once she asked Mrs. Butler, who was her next door neighbour, if she were not afraid to leave Freddy in the house alone. The answer was: "No, I sit him on a chair or a table, and he dare not move until I come back."
   Mrs. Helen May Lowry, of Dungog, said that she and her husband had rented rooms from Mrs. Butler in June, July, and August of 1927. Mrs. Butler used to take the child into her bedroom and flog him daily. The floggings lasted on and off for two hours. "I left in August, as I could not put up any longer with hearing and seeing the child beaten," Mrs. Lowry said, "The child was always covered in sores and bruises, and some of the bruises were large and round like marks made by a fist."
   Mrs. Butler, giving evidence, said that she was very fond of Freddy O'Hearn, who was the child of her sister, who had died in February, 1927. Except for slapping him she had never struck the child. In answer to the Crown Prosecutor (Mr. Hungerford), Mrs. Butler said that the slappings had been to correct the child. He had no festering sores on his toes. The sores were inventions on the part of nurses and doctors at the hospital. She considered that they were all in league to persecute her. There was no truth in the statement that neighbours had heard the child screaming. The neighbours were banded against her.
   Robert Butler, husband of the woman said that Freddy O'Hearn had always been well cared for, clothed, and looked after. He had never seen his wife kick or thrash him.
   Robert Eddington, her brother-in-law, Mrs. Ada Cox, her mother, and Mrs. Gladys Carr, her sister, gave evidence of kindly treatment of O'Hearn by Mrs. Butler. Owen John O'Hearn, the little boy's father, said that the child and Mrs. Butler were very fond of each other. He often saw Freddy, who appeared to be well cared for. No complaints of ill-treatment had been made to him.
   The woman was remanded for sentence. She was found not guilty of four other charges of having ill-treated O'Hearn.
The Sydney Morning Herald 17 October 1928
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CRUELTY TO A CHILD
YOUNG WOMAN GAOLED
Sydney, Wednesday.   
   Minnie Butler, who was found guilty yesterday of ill-treating her nephew, Frederick O'Hearn. aged 3 years, was to-day sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment with light labor at the Newcastle Circuit Court.
   In passing sentence the Chief Justice said: "A child of such tender years ought to have given rise to the tenderness of your heart, instead of cruelty. It is a sad thing to see a young married woman guilty of so much cruelty to a child. I regret that the case is one which calls for punishment of a very severe nature."
   The woman appeared dazed when sentence was passed.
Barrier Miner 17 October 1928
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YOUNG WOMAN IMPRISONED.
Cruelty to Child.
   SYDNEY, Wednesday.—Mrs. Minnie Butler, aged 23 years, who yesterday at Newcastle was convicted on a charge of common assault on Frederick O'Hearn, her nephew, aged three years, was to-day sentenced by the Chief Justice (Sir Philip Street) to imprisonment for a year.
   Sir Philip Street said that it was a sad thing to see a young married woman use so much cruelty to a little child. He regretted that the case called for punishment of a severe nature.
The Argus 18 October 1928
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A YEAR'S IMPRISONMENT
CRUELTY TO CHILD
SYDNEY, Wednesday.   
Mrs. Minnie Butler, aged 23 years, who yesterday, at Newcastle, was convicted on a charge of common assault on Frederick O'Hearn, her nephew, aged three years, was today sentenced by the Chief Justice, Sir Philip Street, to imprisonment for 12 months. Sir Philip Street said that it was a sad thing to see a young married woman use so much cruelty to a little child. He regretted that the case called for punishment of a severe nature.
Examiner 18 October 1928
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ILL-TREATMENT
Of Three Year Old Child
WOMAN SENT TO GAOL
NEWCASTLE, Wednesday.   
Minnie Butler, who was found guilty yesterday of ill-treating her nephew, Frederick Ahearn, aged 3, was to-day sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment with light labour, at Newcastle Circuit Court. In passing sentence, the Judge said, "A child of such tender years should not give rise to cruelty in your heart, but rather to tenderness. It is a sad thing to see a young married woman, use so much cruelty to a child. I regret that the case is one which calls for sentence of a severe nature." The woman appeared dazed when sentence was passed.
The Canberra Times 18 October 1928
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PILOT ROY AHEARN RETURNS MONDAY
Will be at Williamstown Field Until Winter
Roy Ahearn, commercial airplane pilot, who has established an improvised airport on the Herrick farm in Williamstown, just off the State road, is expected to return here Monday morning from Springfield, where he has been for the past several days for an overhauling of the motor of his 'plane, according to word received today by local friends. Mr. Ahearn will resume his passenger and sight-seeing service, and his instruction of embryo pilots, remaining here according to present plans until winter.
North Adams Transcript 20 October 1928
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STUDENTS MAY FLY TO COLUMBIA GAME
Pilot Roy Ahearn is Looking For Two to Make Trip
   Roy Ahearn, Springfield pilot who established a flying field here recently, is looking for two passengers wishing to go to New York city and the Williams-Columbia game by airplane tomorrow. Should he obtain the passengers he will leave here at 10 o'clock in the morning and fly to the Newark, N. J., airport. The return trip would be made Sunday. This is the first opportunity Williams students have had to attend out-of-town athletic contests by airplane.
   Mr. Ahearn will leave Williamstown Monday.
   Next spring his firm plans to establish a permanent flying field here.
   A number of Williams undergraduates and a few townspeople have evinced interest in learning to pilot planes and one of the main purposes of the flying field will be to give these instructions.
North Adams Transcript 26 Oct. 1928
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Mrs. Alice O'Leary of South Newton street and Mrs. Genevieve Ahern of South Pearl street, motored to Minneapolis Saturday to attend a dinner party at the J. W. A. Henderson home at Lake Minnetonka and a Hallowe'en party at the D. L. Carey home, also of Lake Minnetonka. They returned home last evening.
The Evening Tribune 29 October 1928
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Mrs. M. J. Ryan, Jr., has had as her house guests during the past week or so Miss Katherine O'Hern and Miss Muriel Kline. The visitors motored from San Francisco and were honor guests at a luncheon given by their hostess at The Californian last Saturday at which the betrothal of Miss Pauline Ebbert to Robert Pusey was announced. The group includes, left to right, Miss Kline, Mrs. James Doyle, sister of Mrs. Ryan, who assisted in entertaining the visitors; Miss O'Hern and Mrs. Ryan.
The Fresno Bee 4 November 1928
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Miss Ann Ahern, 6315 University ave., has returned from a visit in Champaign.
Southtown Economist 16 November 1928
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William Aherne, 41, of Talisin-street, Scotland-road, Liverpool, was walking across Kirkdale-road on Friday night, when he was knocked down by motor-car. The driver immediately pulled up, and when Aherne was released from beneath the car he was found to have suffered cuts to the face and head. While waiting for the ambulance it was noticed that Aherne was choking. A dentist who happened to be passing examined the man's mouth and found that his false teeth had been wrenched out of place. The lower set had lodged at the back of the man's throat and a wire attachment had hooked in the flesh. The dentist with difficulty extricated the teeth, and Aherne was removed to the Stanley Hospital.
The Times 19 November 1928
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BACK TO GAOL
ATTEMPT TO SNATCH HANDBAG
Melbourne, November 21.   
"It is only five hours since I left Pentridge." said Henry O'Brien (26). laborer, when he appeared at the City Court to-day to answer a charge of attempted robbery from the person. Myra O'Hearn. an attendant at the Mont Park Asylum, said she was walking along Bourke-street yesterday when the accused bumped into her and tried to wrench her handbag from her arm. She called out, "You brute," and the accused was chased and caught in a lane. Mr. A. A. Kelley, P.M., sentenced the accused to three months' imprisonment.
The South Australian Advertiser 22 November 1928
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Horse Knew His Traffic
Cambridge, Mass.—(AP)—A driverless horse hauling a milk wagon wandered into the churning traffic of Harvard Square. Ted O'Hearn, traffic officer, blew his whistle and put up his hand. O'Hearn swears the horse stopped from force of habit.
Joplin News Herald 10 January 1929
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Personals
—Mrs. Sherman Foust and Mrs. Clare Saylor were guests at a Valentine party Tuesday night in Sharon given by Mrs. Thomas Ahearn at her home there.
The Greenville Record-Argus 14 February 1929
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Beat Up Watchman, Killed By Policeman
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 13.—(AP)—John P. Wheeler, 27, was shot and fatally wounded by a patrolman here early today after Wheeler had attacked and seriously beaten a 63-year-old night watchman, who had ejected him from a hotel. Wheeler, shot in the head as he fled by Patrolman Joseph Joyce, who sought to arrest him, died a few hours later in a hospital. The watchman, Thomas O'Hearn, is in a hospital suffering from several fractured ribs. O'Hearn said he had ejected Wheeler because he suspected him of being a prowler.
Jefferson City Post-Tribune 14 February 1929
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JUDGE AHERN UPHELD BY SUPREME COURT
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Within Authority in Duffy Contempt Proceedings
   Judge Crosby of the Supreme Court has dismissed the petition of attorney Robert Goodman for a writ of prohibition against Judge Timothy J. Ahern of the Roxbury Municipal Court to prevent him from taking action in contempt proceedings against William Duffy of 6 Waverly st., Roxbury, for failure to respond to a summons to appear before the poor debtor session of that court.
   Duffy claimed that the summons was not served upon him, but this was denied by Samuel Semiansky of 336 Blue Hill av., who testified that he served on Duffy a summons in a dark hallway of the house of the latter.
   Judge Crosby sustained the contention of Asst. Atty. Gen. Roger Clapp that Judge Ahern acted within his authority.
The Boston Globe 21 February 1929
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Two Boys Missing On Hike to South
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28—Police of California cities between San Francisco and Los Angeles are searching for William J. Ahern, 14, and his companion, Bob Taylor, who left Friday morning, presumably for a hike. They have not been seen since, although a telegram received from Santa Cruz declared that they were "all right." In the opinion of William J. Ahern, father of the boy, his son is probably bound for Los Angeles. He is five feet eight inches tall, with brown eyes and black hair, weighing 130 pounds. His home is at 480 Thirty-fourth avenue.
Oakland Tribune 28 February 1929
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MIDDLETOWN
When Thomas Ahern, of Middletown, who was accompanied by his wife and baby stopped at the gas station of Peter Rasmussen near Bloomingburg early Friday to get gas he states an upper window was opened and four shots fired. Rasmussen's place is reported to have been entered several times by burglars and the proprietor was in a nervous condition.
Orange County Independent 21 March 1929
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FREE AIRPLANE RIDES TO BE GIVEN HERE
Aerial Circus to Spend Three Days Here Offering Thrilling Stunts and Jumps
   With motor roaring and sleek wings shining, and airplane of the Ahearn Flying Service will visit our city Friday, Saturday and Sunday, this week at the emergency landing field.
   Each day at noon the plane will sweep over the city and stunt. Stunts will include wingovers, loops, tail spins, Immelman turns and falling leaves. When directly over the office of the Burlington Times, 25 copies of the Times will be dropped. Five of these will contain tickets entitling the holders to free rides.
   Those who are not fortunate enough to find tickets will be given the opportunity to ride at a low rate of $1.25.
   In addition to the noon flights and stunts over the city, each day a 2:30 p.m. exhibition will be given at field including dead stick landing exhibition. This exhibition is put on to the public to show the safety of aviation, that it is possible to land and fly a plane without the aid of the motor.
   On this sensational flight Pilot Roy Ahearn who was formerly with the Gates Flying Circus and has 4,000 flying hours to his credit will take his plane 3,000 feet in the air, stop his motor and make a few sensational maneuvers before making a perfect landing, at 3:30 p.m. they will demonstrate the Murphy pick-up device for airplanes in picking up and delivering mail while plane is in flight. This device is being looked upon as a time saver for mail planes also for the small cities to have air mail. Leo Murphy, assistant pilot, with Ahearn, also was connected with the Gates Flying Circus and has visited this city before. This device has been demonstrated in all large cities.
Burlington Daily Times 2 April 1929
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STUNT FLYERS NOW AT WILLIAMSON FIELD
Each Day At Noon the Plane Will Fly Over City
and Copies of Times Will Be Dropped.
   Roy Ahearn, veteran pilot, brought his ship down upon Williamson Flying field south of the city on Highway 62 today, where it will remain through Sunday.
   The visit here of the Ahearn flying service will give local citizens a peek at a bit of about everything that flying is capable of—parachute jumps, stunts, and a demonstration of the safety of the modern airplane.
   Each day at noon the plane will fly over the city and a number of copies of The Daily Times will be thrown out, containing tickets for free rides during the visit of the ship. The first of these went over board at noon today.
   Those who wish to take a ride in the air will find Ahearn operating on a “fly at cost basis.” This is made possible through the cooperation with him of The American Society for The Promotion of Aviation. He received the following telegram from this society today. 
   “The A. S. P. A. congratulates you and the Ahearn Flying Service for the splendid work you are doing in your 'fly at cost campaign.' This society heartily endorses your activities and gladly sponsors the continuance of your work.”
   Stunting, parachute and safety demonstrations, such as landing the plane with the motor idle, will be done without passengers. It will be “all free” and will be done above the city and flying field. The parachute jump will be made each afternoon at 3 o'clock above the field. Passenger rides will go at $1.25 each—far below the regular charge, and this is done to interest more people in flying.
Burlington Daily Times 5 April 1929
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Connecticut Has First Air Wedding
BRISTOL, Conn., April 21.—At 3:45 the first wedding to be performed in the air over Connecticut took place this afternoon at East Bristol flying field. Miss Elsie Linden and Howard K. Richardson of Bristol being the couple to marry. The Rev. Charles H. Monbleau, pastor of the Advent Christian Church of Bristol, went up in the air with the couple, Mrs. Monbleau accompanying him. Also in the aerial party was Harry Linden, brother of the bride. Roy Ahearn of Chicago was the pilot.
New York Times 22 April 1929
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Thrift Causes Air Union
BRISTOL, Conn., April 21.—Two young folks with frugal ideas began their married life up in the air above Bristol today to save expenses. Roy Ahern, barnstorming aviator, offered to pay all the costs of a marriage up in the clouds. Howard Richardson, 22, and Elsie Linden, 23, jumped at the opportunity. Judge Beck, issuing a license, waived the five-day wait rule, but warned them not to go beyond the corporate limits of Bristol during the ceremony, performed by the Rev. Charles H. Monbleau, or the wedding would not be legal.
Salt Lake Tribune 22 April 1929
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Artists of “Our Boarding House” and “Out Our Way” With Famous Characters.
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Gene Ahern, artist of “Our Boarding House,” at the left, and J. R. Williams, of “Out Our Way,” at the right. You will be glad to know that their nationally known characters, also shown, will continue to appear in this paper for many years.
This is a good news story—and a story of GOOD NEWS—which will interest every reader of this newspaper. For years to come you are going to continue getting real enjoyment out of two of the world's most famous comics, “OUT OUR WAY,” and “OUR BOARDING HOUSE.” J. R. Williams, the artist who draws “OUT OUR WAY,” and Gene Ahern, the artist who draws “OUR BOARDING HOUSE,” have just signed long-term contracts with NEA Service, Inc., the newspaper feature service which serves this paper, and gives it exclusive rights in this city to these comics and other daily features.

Ahern and Williams form an outstanding combination in the comic field. Their comics are the most widely published in the country. The reader-following of Major Hoople, in “OUR BOARDING HOUSE,” and Williams' celebrated characters in “OUT OUR WAY,” is conservatively estimated in excess of 40,000,000 people, or more than one-third the population of the country. The Piqua Daily Call strives to give to readers only the very best comics and is pleased to be able to assure you that when this newspaper comes to your home every day, your old favorites, “OUT OUR WAY” and “OUR BOARDING HOUSE” are coming with it.
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Gene Ahern's path to the height of popularity in the comic world, started, strange as it may seem—in a meat market. True, he had been to art school before this, but it was his job as butcher's helper that gave real opportunity the first chance to knock. Gene spent his time making sketches on the long rolls of brown paper in which the shop's meat was wrapped. One day a man connected with a large fashion house came into the market for pork chops. Gene snipped them off and wrapped them up, using, by chance, a sheet of the paper he had previously covered with sketches. The customer eyed the package. “Who drew these?” he asked. “Oh, I did—just for the fun of it,” said Gene. Whereupon the customer suggested that it would be more fun to draw such pictures for money—and Ahern readily agreed that it would. The conversation continued and Gene told of his studies at art school and of his fondness for sketching. The stranger expressed interest and wound up by offering Gene a job in his fashion house art department. In his new job, he admits he hardly set the world on fire, but he learned a lot about drawing and that was what counted.

A couple of years later Ahern went to NEA Service, Inc. and applied for a job in the art department. He got it. Ahern tried several comics before deciding upon the one that was to bring fame—“OUR BOARDING HOUSE.” This comic was a new departure in the field of comic art. It set forth, in breezy, wise-cracking style, the happenings in a typical city boarding house.

The development of the famous Major Hoople came as the finishing touch. Originally Major Hoople was simply the landlady's husband; a grandiose, harmless old chap, given to long words and complete idleness. But he began to grow in popularity and soon became the leading character. Today he might be called one of the “famous Americans,” a likable old braggard, moving serene and carefree in a world of his own devising, a world of bombast and pomposity, a world in which the hard facts of ordinary existence are never permitted to cut through the veneer of bluff and nonsense in which an old campaigner has managed to encase himself. It is through this outstanding character and the use of his clever original “chatter” and humorous wisecracks that Ahern has risen to his well-deserved success.

And, even as you read this, Major Hoople goes merrily on, doing as Ahern's mind and pen bid him, while Gene, in his beautiful Spanish home in Hollywood, Calif., divides his time between his drawing board and his wife and the little Ahern daughter. Ahern is planning a trip to Europe this summer, and probably will be “accompanied” by the Major.

And now—we hope you feel that you know Jim Williams and Gene Ahern even better than before—for you are going to enjoy their work for years to come.

Piqua [Ohio] Daily Call 27 April 1929
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HERBERT A. ORR TO ENTER AIR SERVICE
   Herbert A. Orr of 387 State street, this city, and Richard S. Huested, a senior at Williams College, are among 19 Massachusetts men given places in a class of 225 flying cadets who will begin an eight months' course of aviation with the army air service at Brook's Field, Tex., and March Field, Cal., on July 1st, according to announcements made by the War department today.
   Mr. Orr is a graduate of Drury high school in this city and of Norwich university in Northfield, Vt. At the latter institution he was a member of the Reserve Officers' Training unit and now holds a commission as a second lieutenant of cavalry in the reserve corps of the army. He began his aviation training last summer under Roy Ahearn, former Springfield airport pilot, who established a temporary flying field in Williamstown.
North Adams Evening Transcript 27 May 1929
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Brooklyn Lawyer Honored
Fred M. Ahern, who for a number of years was Assemblyman from the Tenth District, has been selected for the honor of a degree of Doctor of Laws by the faculty of St. Bonaventure College. Mr. Ahern is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School.
Brooklyn Standard Union 4 June 1929
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New Legion Post—Department Adjutant Gus A. Strom, today announced the formation of a new post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in St. Paul, to be known as the Riverview Post. The new post was instituted May 29, 1929 at the Riverview Commercial club, by Hans Hundorf. The ritual work was put on by a degree team headed by A. M. Boyke, national sergeant at arms. The following officers were elected: Commander—Thomas W. Tosney; adjutant—George Sevard, and quartermaster—Ernest D. Ahern. Talks were given by Andrew Hawkins, member of the national council of administration and Z. L. Begin, department commander.
The Evening Tribune 4 June 1929
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ELLENVILLE
Mr. and Mrs. William Cox entertained Thomas Fahy, attendant at the Middletown State Hospital, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ahearn and son, all of Middletown, and Edward Fahy of New York City, at their home on East Canal street over Decoration Day.
Kingston Daily Freeman 8 June 1929
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Marriage Licenses Kings
James Ahearn, 26  . . .  378 Wilson Ave.
Maria Wilson, 21  . . .  378 Wilson Ave.
Brooklyn Standard Union 11 June 1929
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Thomas Ahearn has freak pig on his farm in Hanover township which has six legs, says the Waukon Journal. Between the hind legs two other perfectly formed legs stick out parallel to the ground. The animal is six weeks old, hale and hearty and runs around with the other pigs of the litter.
Postville Herald 27 June 1929
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Five Motorists Hurt When Driver Sleeps
MARTINEZ, July 5.—Five persons were injured, one seriously, when an automobile driven by P. D. Butcher, 38, cashier of the Bank of Martinez, plunged over a 40-foot embankment near Kyburz. Butcher fell asleep at the wheel, according to his companions, Jack Ahern and A. A. McMahon, Martinez; Norman Borland, Sacramento, and Malcolm Borland, San Francisco. The five were en route to the American river summer home of City Attorney A. F. Bray of Martinez. Dr. G. W. Sweetser of Martinez, who is summering near Kyburz, treated the five and announced that Butcher's condition is critical. He suffered several broken ribs as well as internal injuries. The four others were severely lacerated and bruised.
Oakland Tribune 5 July 1929
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Kansas City, Mo., July 5—(UP)—Johnny O'Hearn pitched his way into baseball's hall of fame.* Thursday when he let the Guadalupe team of the Independent-Major League down without a hit or run. O'Hearn's team, won 15 to 0. Not a man on the Guadalupe team reached second base, one getting to first on an error and a second through being hit by a pitched ball. [*There is no O'Hearn listed in the Baseball Hall of Fame.]
Chillicothe Constitution Tribune 8 July 1929
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LEAVE FOR CAMP
CRESCO—Four Boy Scouts, Raphael Ahern, Ralph Fitzgerald, Robert Owens and Robert Howard of Cresco, have left for a two weeks' camping period at Camp Ingawanis near Waverly. They were accompanied by Ernest Peter.
Mason City Globe-Gazette 11 July 1929
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John Ahern, accompanied by his mother, Mrs. Anna Carr, motored to Livingston, Friday, where Mrs. Carr went for medical attention.
Montana Standard 14 July 1929
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Roy Ahearn, who established a passenger airplane service in this city a year ago, is at Nourse's corner, Lancaster, where he is taking up passengers daily.
Fitchburg Sentinel 15 July 1929
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Ahearns at Bear Mountain
Mr. and Mrs. George Ahearn of Berry street, are spending three weeks at Bear Mountain, N.Y.
Brooklyn Standard Union 17 July 1929
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Marriage Licenses Kings
William Ahearn, 22, 19 Dahl ct
Dorothy Gerstner, 29, 17 Dahl ct
Brooklyn Standard Union 23 July 1929
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Mrs. Fred Anderson visited Mrs. Frandson Ahern at Stanhope Monday.
Ames Daily Tribune 24 August 1929
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SLOT MACHINE WAR BELIEVED ON IN NEW YORK
Three Gang Murders in Past Month Blamed
By Police on War Between Members
   NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (AP)—A war among members of the slot machine "racket" was seen by the police today as a possible motive for three gang slayings within a month of [sic] the upper East Side.
   The third victim was found about midnight with a bullet in his abdomen in a parked automoble in East 101 street, only a few blocks from where another victim had been found 24 hours earlier. He was identified as Thomas Ahern, 34 years old, ostensibly a chauffeur, but said by police to be a speakeasy owner, a beer racketeer and a slot machine operator. He had a lengthy police record.
   The body was discovered on the floor of a closed automobile by a patrolman who had stopped to investigate because the machine was parked facing the wrong way. At the speakeasy, which the police say Ahern conducted, they were told he had left the place at 10:38 p.m. without announcing his destination.
   In the previous killings in that section, James Batto, who conducted a peanut vending machine business in New Jersey, but who was said by police also to have been engaged in the slot machine racket, was found in a parked machine in East 107th street, shot in the head and chest. About a month ago the body of Joseph Chicone, a gangster, was found in a car six blocks away under similar circumstances.
Kingsport Times 13 September 1929
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WARD LEADER [sic] IS IN SERIOUS STATE
Cleveland Man Victim of Shooting Fray at Cleveland Last Night.
Cleveland, Sept. 14 (U.P.)—Daniel A'Hern, 28, of New York, said to be a nephew of Daniel A'Hern, ward leader and member of Tammany Hall, was in serious condition in Mt. Sinai hospital here today, following a shooting fray last night at East 105th street, and Pasadena avenue, the center of the East Side gambling district. Three companions of A'Hern, who were with him when the shooting occurred, and an alleged Cleveland bootlegger, Fred Klineman, are being held by police for questioning.
The Piqua Daily Call 14 September 1929
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SHAKEDOWN RING MEMBER IS SHOT IN GANG FEUD
New Yorker Put On Spot, Four Bullets Sent Into Body By Enemies
CHANCE FOR LIFE SLIM
Three Companions, Cleveland Bootlegger Are Held For Questioning
    CLEVELAND, Sept. 14 — (INS) — Cleveland's gangland feud has been renewed with the result that Daniel Ahearn, Jr., 28, of New York, is in critical condition in Mt. Sinai hospital suffering from four bullet wounds. He was reported near death early today by hospital attaches.
   Ahearn had once been identified with a "shakedown" gang preying on Cleveland gambling houses, police declare. Officials who investigated the shooting are of the opinion that Ahearn was "put on the spot" as he came from a cigar store on the east side here last night.
   Three men who arrived from New York with Ahearn yesterday, and a Cleveland bootlegger, are being held for questioning in connection with the shooting, which is believed to have followed an argument over a division of spoils. The five men held a conference in the office of the Cleveland bootlegger yesterday afternoon, police learned.
   Witnesses told police that the alleged New York gangster and his four companions came from a cigar store just a few seconds before the shooting. Ahearn's companions declare that they were then called to the opposite side of the street by an acquaintance. As they reached the opposite side of the street, they said, a large automobile swung up to the intersection and slowed down. Five shots were fired from the slow moving car, four of them finding their target in Ahearn's body.
   The New Yorkers contended that their being called to the opposite side of the street was carefully timed, and apparently, the gunmen in the auto had called the smoke shop to have Ahearn "put on the spot."
   More than a dozen witnesses, however, gave another story to police which is being given more credence than the gangsters' explanation. They said that Ahearn walked from the smoke shop and started across the street, but turned around at the word of one of his companions. As he paused, there were three shots, a brief pause, and then two more, as the victim crumpled.
   Three or four men, witnesses said, rushed to him before he completed the fall and carried him to a large automobile which had stopped a short distance away.
   It is doubtful if the alleged gangster will survive, despite a blood transfusion which was given by one of his four companions, hospital physicians reported.
The Lima News 14 September 1929
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New York, Sept, 14.—(I.N.S.)—Daniel Ahearn, shot by gangsters in Cleveland, is believed to be the nephew of Edward J. Ahearn, prominent Tammany Hall Ward leader. The elder Ahearn was recently defeated for leadership of Tammany by John F. Curry.
Olean Times 14 September 1929
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THINK AHERN WAS SHOT BY GAMBLER'S CLIQUE
   CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 14.—(AP)—Daniel Ahern, 28, shot down here three hours after his arrival from New York, was the victim of gambling resort operators whom he tried to "shake down," Emmett J. Potts, acting chief of detectives said tonight. Potts believed the reputed gangster, who was reported in a critical condition tonight, placed himself "on the spot' through his connection with the New Yorkers who have been preying on gamblers here. Police had two widely divergent accounts of the shooting. Some witnesses said Ahern was shot from an automobile as he was crossing a street with three New York companions, while others said he was lured within range of a gunman planted in the vicinity.
   Ahern's relatives in New York said he was related to a court official prominent in politics, but refused to reveal his identity. Police were investigating reports that Ahern gained prominence in New York seven years ago when he inherited $200,000 which he spent in high living and frequent trips to Cleveland night clubs. His three companions were under arrest while their Bertillon measurements were being checked by New York police. All of them denied seeing the shooting or knowing the cause.
The Lima News 15 September 1929
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NEW CLUE FOUND IN SHOOTING OF GANGSTER AHERN
CLEVELAND, Sept. 19—(AP)—Information that Daniel Ahern, 28, New York gangster, was shot here last Friday because of a beating he administered to a "squealer" was being investigated by police, today. Police said they learned Ahern served a 30 day sentence in New York just before coming here because a friend "squawked." Ahern met the man in Pittsburgh Friday while enroute here and beat him, according to the story, and the man shot Ahern here the same night. Three travelling companions of Ahern are being held on suspicious person charges. Ahern, in a hospital with several bullet wounds was reported recovering.
The Lima News 19 September 1929
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SOCIETY NEWS
MRS. WILHELM BRATTEN and Miss Eleanor Hanson were the hostesses at a delightful 7 o'clock dinner party which was given last evening at the Spanish dining room of the Hotel Albert. Covers were laid for sixteen and pink and yellow roses were used for the attractive center decorations. Bridge furnished the evening's entertainment and honors were won by Miss Ellen Ahern and Mrs. Albert Jones.
The Evening Tribune 24 September 1929
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Pilot Roy Ahern Pays Visit In Airplane
Roy Ahern, airplane pilot, who is well known in Williamstown, paid this community a friendly visit in his machine yesterday afternoon when he flew down from Bennington, Vt., where he is now engaged in barnstorming. Ahern landed on Herrick field where his friend, Pilot John Miller, is now stationed with a 'plane. The visiting pilot spent several weeks on the same field last fall taking passengers on sightseeing rides and giving student pilot instruction.
North Adams Transcript 25 September 1929
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NEW PEACE COMMISSIONER
Dr. Richard Ahern, Heatherside, Buttevant, Co. Cork, has been appointed a Peace Commissioner for County Cork and adjoining counties.
The Irish Times 14 October 1929
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AT THE HOSPITALS
Frank O'Hearn, 535 Tenth street northwest, entered Park hospital Wednesday for a minor operation. He has returned home.
Mason City Globe-Gazette 31 October 1929
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Wedding
The wedding of Miss Mary Elizabeth Higgins, daughter of Mrs. Malvina Higgins of 18 Jay street, and Robert Joseph Ahern, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ahern of 21 Webster street, Arlington, took place on Thanksgiving morning at [illegible] o'clock in the Church of St. John the Evangelist, North Cambridge. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Joseph J. Leonard who was also celebrant of the nuptial mass that followed. Miss Frances Ahern, sister of the bridegroom was the bridesmaid, and James J. Higgins, brother of the bride was the best man. The bride wore white crepe de chine with veil and carried white roses. The bridesmaid was attired in tan brown velvet with hat to match and carried tea roses.
A reception and wedding breakfast followed the church ceremony at the home of the bride's mother on Jay street. Only immediate members of both families and relatives attended the reception. After a wedding trip to New York Mr. and Mrs. Ahern will reside in Arlington. The bride is a native of this city and daughter of the late Patrolman James Higgins of the Somerville police, and Mrs. Malvina Higgins. She is a graduate of the Somerville schools.
Somerville Journal 6 December 1929
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