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DUBLIN, Jan. 9.    
   At the Cork Board of Guardians to-day, Mr. H. L. Young, chairman, presiding, Mr. Michael Ahern proposed the following resolution:—
   “That we, the members of the Cork Board of Guardians, hereby record our complete confidence in Charles Stewart Parnell, Esq., M.P., our entire disapprobation of the insidious, underhand, and unworthy attempt to traduce and defame our beloved leader by O'Shea¹ and his backers, mean Piggotist organs.”
   He said every Irishman knew that Mr. Parnell was not guilty of the offence and any one who knew the character of Mr. Parnell knew that a man in his position, leader of the Irish race, not alone in the United Kingdom, but all the world over, would never, by committing such an offence give himself and the cause of his country away to his enemies. Mr. B. Cronin seconded the resolution. The chairman said the resolution was outside the business of the Board, and he could not accept it while they had the Poor Law business to transact. Mr. Ahern said that was an exceptional motion, as everyone knew that the proceedings against Mr. Parnell were taken for a political motive, and he would therefore press the chairman to accept it. The latter again declined, and the meeting was addressed by Dr. Tanner, who also urged the chairman to put the resolution. He said the Nationalist guardians had always been tolerated, and had not interrupted business. Mr. Gaielwey said they would of course like to see Mr. Parnell cleared, but the language of the resolution was too strong and introducing it into the business would form a dangerous precedent. Mr. Ahern said they would not make it a precedent and would modify the resolution. The chairman, however, declined to accept the resolution or a motion that he should leave the chair. The adjournment of the Board was moved and carried, the Nationalist guardians promising to bring the resolution on again at the next meeting.
The Times 10 January 1890
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An inquiry is to be held at the Railway Traffic Managers Office tomorrow into the circumstances attending the accident to the late Patrick Ahearn on the 25th October, at the Roma street level crossing.
The Brisbane Courier 13 January 1890
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McLEAN—AHEARN.—In New York city, Jan. 15, by Rev. John M. Worrall, Daniel S. McLean to Della Ahearn. No cards.
The Boston Globe 16 January 1890
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At the Barcaldine Police Court, on the 11th instant, . . . Three Barcaldine larrikins named John Ahern, William Ahern, and Thomas Manning were summoned by Law Yek, a Chinese fruit vendor, for assaulting him. A lot of evidence was taken, and finally all the defendants were convicted, William Ahern being fined £2 and costs, or six days; John Ahern, £1 and costs, or three days ; Manning, 10s. and costs, or twenty-four hours. The costs amounted to £3 2s. 6d., and the fines were all paid.
The Brisbane Courier 23 January 1890
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Irish News.
Cork.—At the Ballymartle Sessions recently Owen Ahern was fined �1 15s for the trespass of a goat on a farm from which he had been evicted.
New Zealand Tablet 28 February 1890
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Raids Begun in Nashua—Many Warrants Served—
Hustling to Get Rid of Stocks—Excitement Subsides.
   Nashua, N. H., Feb. 28.—The liquor saloons were today raided as a direct result of Gov. Goodell's extraordinary proclamation to suppress the sale of liquor in the State. Deputy Sheriff A. S. Eaton and City Marshal W. C. Tolles made the searches.
   Factory street was first visited, and the news spread like wild fire among the dealers all over the city that the raid had begun. No resistance was offered in any place. In many liquor was found, in others but bar and glasses, while in others a hastily mopped floor told of the liquor spilled there in great haste to get rid of it. In many places visited it had been emptied out of the back doors, making a liquor mud that smelt strong enough to intoxicate.
   The warrants served were: . . .  William Ahearn, Pearl street; . . . 
   All were notified to appear before the court when summoned. The complaints, all made out for the same offence, keeping liquor for sale, were all sworn out with the name of David Stevens as complainant.; . . . 
The Boston Globe 1 March 1890
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Tenement House Buried in South Troy.
   Troy, N. Y., March 15.—A roar and crash, and three lives went out at 3 o'clock this morning.
   A landslide occurred at that hour on the east slope of Warren hill, on the east side of Haverman's avenue. A mass of clay from the hillside rolled down upon a building, in which were sleeping six [sic] persons.
   There were three buildings near the course of the slide, one of which was buried beneath the clay, another was badly damaged and the third was shattered somewhat.
   Three persons were killed and six injured.
   The names of the dead are: Annie Burns, aged 11, Mrs. Timothy Hogan, aged 35, Mrs. Margaret Noonan, aged 70.
   The injured are, Mrs. John Ahern, slight injuries; . . . 
   The building, which was owned by Patrick Canfield, was completely demolished and buried beneath a mass of clay. It was a double, two-story structure, inhabited by four families. Patrick Canfield, Sr., and his wife and the grandchildren occupied the north part of the first floor. The first floor of the south half was occupied by Mrs. Timothy Hogan and her mother, Mrs. Noonan. Those residing on the second floor were Patrick Canfield, Jr., wife and three children, and John Ahern, wife and five children. . . . 
   There were several marvelous escapes from death when the crash came.  . . .  Ahern, who had a narrow escape and was rescued with difficulty, went to work to rescue his wife. She was beneath fallen timbers and rubbish. . . . 
The Boston Globe 16 March 1890
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The following appointments were made at the Admiralty yesterday :— . . . John L. Aherne, B.A., to the Trafalgar, to date April 2. . . . 
The Times 21 March 1890
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Miss Joe Ahern returned to Toronto on Tuesday.
Acton Free Press 27 March 1890
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A short time since the Commissioner of Police pointed out the necessity for one of the police inspectors being made a travelling inspector, whose duties should be to make regular visits of inspection to the various police stations of the colony. The recommendation has been adopted, and the Government have now promoted Inspector John Ahern, of the Warrego district, to fill this important position. Mr. Ahern has the reputation of being one of the most energetic and intelligent officers of the Police Force. He will be succeeded in the Warrego district by Inspector John Stuart, of Port Douglas and formerly of Bockhampton. It has not yet been decided who shall succeed Inspector Stuart at Port Douglas, but it is understood that the position will not be filled by an inspector.
The Brisbane Courier 28 March 1890
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Local Lines
On Beach street, about 11 o'clock last evening, Michael Ahearn of Quincy was knocked down and robbed of his watch by two men. Patrolman Orr, who gave chase, after a hard tussle succeeded in arresting Daniel Kennedy, charged with being on of the perpetrators.
The Boston Globe 30 March 1890
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New York Toughs Paint a Man's
His Shocking Appearance in Court

Sight of Both Eyes Probably Gone—Supposed Cause For the Crime
New York, April 4.—Thomas Curran, of 432 West Seventeenth street, a young truckman, was complainant in Jefferson Market court yesterday morning against Lawrence Ahearn and John Rooney, two young men living at 450 West Seventeenth street, whom he charged with an atrocious assault. Curran's face was his principal witness. It was covered with bandages, which, when removed, showed horrible burns across the whole upper part of his face and down his cheeks. His left eye was closed and his right one nearly so. The burns had been made, he said, with vitriol by McNulty, better known as "Ginger," of 110 Tenth avenue.

He had been spending Saturday night in the saloons about Tenth avenue and Sixteenth street with Ahearn and Rooney, and brought up at a late hour in the saloon of Thomas Curry, 116 Tenth avenue, where he met McNulty. An old quarrel was renewed and Ahern [sic] and Rooney sided with McNulty against Curran. Curran was drunk and told them to let him alone until morning and he would fight the whole three of them. He sat down in a chair and dropped off to sleep. Ahearn went out and came back in a little while with some liquid stuff in a glass jar and a paint brush. One of the party dipped the brush in the stuff and daubed it across Curran's eyes. Curran said in court that he was only half asleep, and first saw McNulty and then Ahern use the brush. The stuff burned like fire, and Curran got up screaming with pain. Others who were in the saloon interfered and helped Curran to the New York Hospital, where his wounds were dressed, and he went to the police station to make a complaint. He has been around as usual since, but his injuries will ruin the appearance of his face, and may make him entirely blind.

The police captured Ahearn and Rooney on Tuesday night, but have not yet found McNulty. They think he has fled from the city. Ahearn and Rooney denied having assaulted Curran, but Ahearn admitted that he had gone out and got the stuff that was used. He said it was not vitriol, but a salve which he used for his horses, and which he supposed was harmless. They were held in $500 bail each for trial. The affair seems to have grown out of a suspicion that Curran was a police spy. McNulty formerly kept a saloon in the same neighborhood, and Curran was then his "spotter" on Sundays to prevent the entrance of unknown persons, and to give warning of the approach of the police. About two years ago, on Sunday, when Curran was on guard, a policeman, in citizen's clothes, passed in and obtained evidence which resulted in McNulty being fined and losing his license. Curran declared that the policeman was a newly-appointed man whom he did not know, but McNulty believed that it was a put up job between Curran and the policeman, and there has been bad blood between Curran and McNulty ever since. Curran was in the Twentieth Street police station on Saturday evening before the assault was committed. Whether McNulty and the others knew of this visit is not known. If they did they may have supposed he had been committing treachery, and determined to get revenge while they could. At the New York Hospital it was said that Curran's face was burned terribly by some caustic, but whether it had been vitriol or not could not be told. It might have been, as Ahearn said, some stuff used in doctoring horses.

Chillicothe Constitution 5 April 1890
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Peter Ahern has petitioned the Council for a sewer on Thirty-first street, from Grove to West.
Oakland Tribune 9 April 1890
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[Before Mr. Woodlock.]
   THEFT OF A CASH-BOX.—John Ahearne, Hill street, saddler, was charged with stealing a cash-box, containing four £1 notes, eight sovereigns, a bank book, a cheque book of the Provincial Bank, a cheque for £25, and three policies of insurance, the property of his employer, Mr. John James Toomey, 3 Charlotte street, saddle and harness maker. It appeared that Mr. Toomey went out on the previous day and left the prisoner in the shop, along with another assistant, who is a deaf mute. In consequence of what was conveyed to him by the latter, witness, on his return, went to a box at the end of the shop and found that it had been burst open, and the cash-box taken away. The prisoner had left the shop, and did not return. Witness went in search of him, and spent the whole of the night looking for him ; and at five o'clock that morning he saw him in College street. He ran away, and witness called on a man to stop him. Ahearne knocked the man down, and turned on witness and butted him. A police constable came up and on the way to the station the prisoner attempted to tear up four £1 notes, and at the station six sovereigns were found on his person. The defendant pleaded guilty ; and, in reply to Mr. Woodlock, he stated that the cash-box and the rest of the property was concealed in the closet of a house in Kevin street. The prisoner was put back, and subsequently the case was again called. In the meantime the prisoner had taken a constable to the house in Kevin street, and pointed out the closet in which the cash-box was concealed. All the money was recovered except £4 18s, which had been spent by the prisoner. Mr. Woodlock remanded the accused till Thursday next. Mr. J. J. Adams appeared for Mr. Toomey.
The Irish Times 14 April 1890
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Letter advertised at Concord, Apr. 16: John Ahearn, . . . 
Concord Enterprise 18 April 1890
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Marriage Licenses
Geo. Patrick Ahern and Jean Gill.
San Antonio Daily Light 28 April 1890
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G. P. Ahern and wife, U. S. A., from Montana, are at the Menger.
San Antonio Daily Light 1 May 1890
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Personal and General
Lieutenant George P. Ahern, of Company B, Twenty-fifth cavalry [sic], stationed at Fort Shaw, Montana, arrived here yesterday accompanied by his wife.
San Antonio Daily Light 2 May 1890
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Dolan and O'Hearn Sentenced Under Habitual Criminal Act.
   Before Judge Thompson in the Superior Criminal Court, yesterday, James Dolan and Dennis O'Hearn were convicted of receiving stolen goods, and as they were indicted under the habitual criminal act the court, under the statute, sentenced the men to 25 years each in State prison.
   Dolan was convicted of breaking and entering in 1876 in Middlesex county, and of the same offence in Bristol county in 1880, receiving a five year's sentence to State prison each time.
   O'Hearn was convicted twice of the same offence in Suffolk county, once in 1878 and again in 1885, receiving sentences of five and four years respectively in State prison.
   At a trial of the men last March the jury disagreed. This is the first conviction under the statute in this county. William, alias “Jocko” Kelley, previously sentenced under the act, having pleaded guilty.
   O'Hearn, speaking in his own behalf, said that when he left the State prison he did so with the best intentions, but had been thrown out of place after place because he had been there. It was, in part at least, because he had been in prison that he was again before the court.
   Dolan asked for the clemency of the court, but the judge said that he had no discretion, and passed sentence as stated.
The Boston Globe 7 May 1890
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Denis O'Hearn and James Dolan, burglars, were sentenced in Boston to twenty-five years imprisonment under the Habitual Criminals act.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 9 May 1890
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Misses Sue and Joe Ahern, of Toronto, spent the holidays at home.
Acton Free Press 29 May 1890
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Brutal Prize Fight
Omaha, Neb., June 9.—The bloodiest prize fight that ever took place in this vicinity came off Saturday night between Tim O'Hern, of Chicago, and Barney Taylor, of South Omaha. O'Hern stripped at 170 pounds, and Taylor at 166. Both men were terribly punished during the 16th round. Again and again O'Hern smashed the bleeding, trembling, staggering man and he was fast succumbing when the chief of police jumped through the ropes and stopped the fight.
Alexandria Gazette 9 June 1890
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WASHINGTON, June 12.—Cadet appointments to the United States Military Academy have been made as follows: Edward P. O'Hern, Olean, Thirty-fourth District, New-York, with Jay Allen Bonsteel, Franklinville, alternate.
New York Times 13 June 1890
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Morris Ahearn, aged 23, of 513 West Thirty-ninth street, New York, was assaulted and stabbed in the left thigh by Charles Werner, aged 23, of 458 West Fortieth street, at an early hour this morning. He was removed to Roosevelt hospital and Werner was locked up in the West Thirty-seventh street station house.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 21 June 1890
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In the Matter of the Fatal Accident to Mrs. William Ahern, at Brattleboro, Nov. 5 1888. Mrs. William Ahern of Brattleboro was caught between two freight cars at Brattleboro in the railroad yard, a few rods below the freight depot, on Nov 5th instant, and her head was crushed between the drawbars, producing an instant death. This casualty happened in this way: Mrs. Ahern lived in a house close by the railroad yard at the south end and had been in the habit for several years of going over the tracks in the vicinity, and gleaning the coal and sticks of wood which had fallen from the locomotives or coal cars for her supply of fuel in her house. She was some 63 years of age and her long familiarity in treading about between and through the trains and cars standing or moving on the several tracks and sidings here, to fill her baskets with the bits of coal and wood, had made her carelessly familiar with the situation. She had been many times ordered away from the premises by trainmen and others on duty there, for her own safety, but would soon return and was tolerated at intervals as a chronic and irrepressible trespasser. She was borne with by some who did not know the facts, on account of her supposed poverty. She leaves an estate of several thousand dollars. In attempting to cross a track between some cars standing a foot or two apart, while a train below was being backed up to couple on to them, her head was caught in passing in a stooping posture and she was killed as above stated. As she fell her pail of coal fell outside the track and the accident was discovered. The train was barely moving up to couple and stopped there so that she was not run over.
By the board, Alfred E. Watson, Clerk
Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of Vermont
30 June 1890
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Mr. Ahearn's valuable Herb Cure is steadily gaining ground in the confidence of the public. He has already received numerous testimonials, the latest being the following one received yesterday from Mr. Malcolm M'Fadyen, Kanieri :— "I deem it a duty I owe to the large number of people who, like myself, have been suffering from skin affection, to acknowledge the benefit I have experienced from the use of Mr. John Ahearn's Herb Cure. I am now perfectly cured, after only using two bottles of his medicine."
West Coast Times 8 July 1890
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Killed by a Saloon-Keeper.
Madison, Wis., July 8.—A Man named Reichart, who keeps a saloon at Logtown, Sauke County, shot and killed Dan O'Hearn, of Chicago. Reichart and O'Hearn had an altercation, and O'Hearn, making some remarks of a disagreeable nature, started to go away. Reichart took down his rifle, followed O'Hearn, and, before the bystanders could interfere, fired, killing him instantly. Reichart is in custody. There are threats of lynching, and all haste is being made with the murderer to Jail at Baraboo.
Washington Daily Critic 8 July 1890
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Fermoy, Wednesday
Intelligence has just reached Fermoy of a number of extraordinary outrages which were committed in the vicinity of Castlelyons on Monday night last, when several farmsteads were visited, no less than seven iron gates torn down, twisted out of all shape, and placed on the public road. The first place struck was the residence of Mr. Patrick Aherne, poor law guardian, Farran, where an iron gate was smashed and a quantity of glass broken in a greenhouse. At Mr. Patterson's three iron gates were dislodged. A timber door was broken to pieces, and the gate leading into Mr. Patterson's corn field torn down. At Mr. Garrett Verlin's, Mr. Brooder's, and Mr. Toohill's iron gates were smashed. At the latter place the miscreants were busily engaged breaking a car in the yard when they were disturbed. At Miss Mahony's two timber sheds were knocked down, one of them being iron roofed. The gate piers at Berry Hill were tumbled down, and the thatch removed from a labourer's cottage, besides other property damaged. No clue has been obtained to the perpetrators up to the present, but the police are making active inquiries.
The Irish Times 7 August 1890
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Miss Joe Ahern, of Toronto, is visiting friends in her old home.
Acton Free Press 7 August 1890
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Didn't Appear
A man named Faber, connected with the C. B. & Q. place, routed the officers up Saturday night to have D. Ahern arrested in a charge of threatening to commit murder. Ahern was locked up and trial called for Monday at ten o'clock. On Sunday, Ahern succeeded in getting bail. The complaining witness failed to show up Monday and Mr. Ahern was free again.
LeMars Sentinel 12 August 1890
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Runaways Captured
Joseph Williams, William McCarty, and Jerry Ahern, three runaway boys from the Boy's and Girls' Aid Society of San Francisco, were captured in the Peralta street railroad yards yesterday afternoon, and were returned to San Francisco.
Oakland Tribune 28 August 1890
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Limerick, Thursday
On the Glensharrold Estate to-day a number of evictions were carried out. Some time since, at Foynes (Newcastle West) Petty Sessions, warrrants for the possession of eight tenants' holdings were obtained from the local magistrates, and to-day they were put into execution. John Ahern, occupying some twenty-five acres, was one of the tenants to be dispossessed, but on the arrival of the sheriff's party, Ahern had a conversation with the receiver, and a settlement being effected, the tenant was allowed to remain in occupation.
The Irish Times 29 August 1890
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Lieut. Ahern brings the report that the Stony Indians, who were driven out of this part of the valley are now in the vicinity of the Swift Current, on this side of the range, and are completely exterminating all game. There are about ten lodges of them. They scatter along the various forks of the river, one or two bucks going on each side of each fork and thoroughly hunting the territory, making a grand round up at the mouth of the river. These Indians belong 150 miles north of the British line, and have no right to cross the line onto our side and maliciously trespass our laws. The lieutenant says that in one week's time there will be no game whatever in that part of the country.—Demersville Inter Lake.
Anaconda Standard 9 September 1890
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Monday, September 1.
Before Messrs. Philip Pinnock, P.M., R. Fraser, R Capner,
S. Demack, J. Barker, and C.J. Trundle, J.P.
FALSE REPRESENTATION—Philip Aherne, on remand, answered to his bail on a charge of having obtained a pair of stirrup-irons from Mounted-constable M'Carthy, an orderly at Government House, by having falsely represented that Mounted senior-constable Hart had promised to lend him them. Mr. Costello appeared for the defendant. Evidence was given by Constable M'Carthy that the defendant obtained the stirrup irons as stated. Senior constable Hart deposed that he never promised to lend the defendant the irons, nor did he authorise him to get them from M'Carthy. He identified the stirrup-iron produced as one of those lent the defendant On the application of Mr. Costello defendant was remanded till Thursday Bail renewed.
The Brisbane Courier 2 September 1890
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That Drilling Contest.
Butte, Sept. 7.—William Page the champion driller of Montana received a telegram to-day from John Ahearn of Leadville, Colorado, in which Mr. Ahearn says the contest must be dry back hole or nothing. Page wired back accepting this condition. The match will take place in this city on September 28. Mr. Ahearn is the best driller in Colorado and there have been several contests between him and Mr. Page with divided honors. They met last year. Tom O'Neill will be twister for Page. The match is for $500 a side.
Anaconda Standard 8 September 1890
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Before Messrs. Philip Pinnock, P.M., J. Walters,
and S. Knapp, J. P.
FALSE REPRESENTATION.—Philip Ahern, on remand, answered to his bail on a charge of having obtained a pair of stirrup-irons by a false verbal representation. When this case was concluded a week ago the bench found the defendant guilty, and were about to fine him £5 or one month's imprisonment with hard labour, but on the application of the defendant the sentence was deferred for a week to enable the defendant to obtain the amount of the fine.
The Brisbane Courier 12 September 1890
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Limerick, Friday
The evictions on the Glensharrold estate were resumed this morning at an early hour, when four more tenants were put out of their holdings by the Sub-sheriff, Mr. Frederick Hobson, and emergency bailiffs. The tenats evicted to-day were John Ahern, holding twenty acres, and owing five years' rent ; Catherine Connell, widow, and her two sons, John and Patrick Connell, joint-tenants of 153 acres, mainly mountain land, at a yearly rent of £38. The Connells owe 6 years' rent. The sheriff was accompanied by a force of 50 police under the command of District-Inspectors Lawless, Harrison, and Smith, of Cork ; but there were few people present, and no disturbance of any kind occurred. Possession was given over by the sheriff to the receiver over the estate, Mr. E. H. P. Hosford, who attended for the purpose, and who was able to return to Limerick by the mid-day train. All the principal tenants on the estate have now been evicted from their holdings. The twelve tenants still in occupation were served a few days since with ejectment notices. They are the holders of but small plots.
The Irish Times 20 September 1890
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The Great Match at the Race Track on Sunday.
BUTTE, Sept. 25.—The greatest rock drilling contest that ever look place in Montana will be held in this city on next Sunday afternoon at the race track. It is to be between William Page of Butte, champion of Montana, and John Ahearn of Leadville, champion of Colorado. The match is for $1,000 a side and the gate receipts. The match has aroused great interest and doubtless thousands of dollars will change hands on the result. Both are known to be experts and have a large following of friends.

The contest will begin at the race track promptly at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Sept. 28. The admission to the grounds and round trip is $1. The tickets are good on either the electric or motor lines. It will be the finest contest of the kind ever seen in Montana and everybody should attend.

Anaconda Standard 26 September 1890
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   Mr Patrick Raleigh presided. Present—Messrs W Manahan, T Lane, J Lee, J Russell, P Mannix, James Walsh, John Sullivan, W Fogarty, P Aherne, and J Lewis.
   The Clerk said that he had written to the Local Government Board with reference to the water scheme, and he had got a reply stating that the scheme was now sanctioned by the Board, and that the area of charge assessed by the Local Government Board would be as follows :—Half the total cost of the scheme to be levied off the Mitchelstown Dispensary district, and the remaining half off the town of Mitchelstown.
   The Chairman inquired when could the Board invite contractors for the work.
   The Clerk—In a couple of month's time.
   Several guardians asked that the Clerk should go through the preliminaries with all possible despatch.
   Mr Manahan said the Board could not adjourn without expressing its condemnation of the arrest of Mr Wm O'Brien, Mr John Dillon, and other honest workers in the National cause. He begged to move—“That we emphatically mark our protest against the proceedings of the Government, at this crisis in the affairs of the country, towards Messrs Dillon, O'Brien, and other representatives of the Irish people, and, that it is the opinion of the Board that the Government is wanting in its duty in not looking to the wants of the poverty stricken districts of the country and the imminent danger of widespread distress prevailing.”
   Mr Lane seconded the resolution, which was carried unanimously.
   The Chairman read a circular from the committee of the Father Mathew Centennial Celebration in Cork asking the co-operation of the Board in the coming demonstration, and asking if the guardians wished to be assigned a place in the procession.
   The Chairman—I think the Board should be represented on the occasion.
   Mr Lane said it would be a disgrace if the Board was not represented at the demonstration in honour of Father Mathew.
   The Chairman said they should all honour and respect the memory of Father Mathew. He would attend the celebration, and he hoped many other members of the Board would likewise be present.
   Mr Manahan asked that the members of the Board should get time to consider in what manner the Board would be represented, and the suggestion was adopted.
The Cork Examiner 29 September 1890
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Page Meets With an Accident and Loses the Match.
Ahearn Wins by Half an Inch—
About Fifteen Thousand Dollars Changes Hands on the Result.
Butte, Sept. 28.—The great drilling match between John Ahearn of Colorado and William Page of Montana came off at the race track this afternoon in the presence of 1,000 people. It was a grand match, and although the result was unfortunate to the many anxious for the Butte man, nevertheless it was a match worth seeing. Colorado had its best man up against the champion driller of Montana, and only a slight accident gave Colorado the victory. Never was there greater excitement shown in any match that ever took place in Butte. Most of those who went to the race track went there with gold in their pockets to put up on one side or the other, and it was put up freely. Up town between $6,000 and $7,000 had been put up and this amount was swelled at the track to a little more than $15,000, by the time the men were ready for the contest.

On a strong platform built on the track in front of the grand stand had been set a huge rock, brought down from Dublin gulch. It was an unusually hard rock, as the drillers discovered at the first blow. The game was for each side to drill fifteen minutes and the man having the deepest hole at the end of that time should be declared winner.

There was a great difference in the size and appearance of the two contestants. John Ahearn, of Colorado, is 34 years old and weighs 175 pounds. He was born in Wisconsin and has worked most recently at the Iron mine, Leadville. Page is a little man beside him, but for his size is well built and well knit and plucky clear to the bone. He weighs 145 pounds, 30 less than his adversary, is 30 years old and was born in New Jersey. He is employed at the Green Mountain mine of the Anaconda company.

At the first sight it would seem to the casual observer that Ahearn would have the best of the contest, being so much stronger and heavier than his Montana adversary. But weight and strength go for little in a contest of this kind. Wind, and the ability to hit a sharp, cutting blow are the chief qualities that make up a good driller. Page and Ahearn have met before. Page winning in two wet hole and Ahearn in two dry hole contests.

Ahearn named P. C. Reagan for his judge while Page chose Harry Hurley. Ahearn named Jerry Mullen for final referee. "That is satisfactory to me," said Page, and so the matter was quickly arranged. M. F. Mclnerney was named as time keeper for Ahearn and Joseph Laird for Page. Ahearn won the toss and chose to drill first. Standing on the platform he pulled out a roll of bills and said: "Here's $100 says I win the match. Who wants it?" "I want it, Jack," said little Page, diving down into his pocket. "All right said Ahern. I'll give you the preference. Here's another $100." The other $100 was also taken as were several more until the roll of bills had disappeared. "Now its win or walk home," exclaimed Ahearn, picking up the hammer. It had been arranged that each man should use his own hammer. Ahern's weighed 7½ pounds, while that of Page weighed 8 pounds.

Meanwhile the betting was going on very lively over in the stand, the Anaconda men standing by Page with their dollars at every call. There was no flinching and every time a dollar was offered on the Colorado man it found a taker. It was 4:22 when Ahearn lifted his hammer. His turner was Mike Ford his Leadville partner, and it is safe to say that finer turning was never seen in Butte than this afternoon. Ford aided his man greatly, being lively, quick and sure, losing no time at any point. The 15 drills were laid side by side, easy to the grasp for a change at each minute. Jerry Mullin called each minute as it flew by, and at the call, drills were changed.

Ahearn began striking left-handed and did most of his work in that position. His blows were strong and powerful. They were also rapid and at the end of the first minute, 68 blows had been dealt the head of the drill. The hole was beginning to grow. At the end of the second minute 67 blows had been delivered with the second drill, Ahearn almost keeping up his gait. He was doing good work. "Fifty dollars on Ahearn, yelled someone in the grand stand.

Page was watching his opponent's work. Quietly he slipped a roll of bills into P. H. Sidley's hand and Sidley went out and covered the bet. The third minute passed, showing 50 strokes. The pace was a little slower, but steady progress was making and the hole grew rapidly. In the fourth minute there was a delay in changing drills, but only momentary; only a stroke or two was lost. At the fifth minute Ahearn changed sides and struck right-handed. But at the next minute he changed back. In the sixth minute his stroke was 60. In the seventh minute the stroke had fallen to 57. In the eighth minute the pace was the same. In the ninth it was 58. In the tenth it had fallen to 52, the slowest he made. In the eleventh the stroke was quickened to 56. In the twelfth it was 53. In this minute Ahearn made a misstroke and struck Ford's hand. Ford never quavered, although his hand was bleeding. He never felt it. His heart was in the rock. Ahearn changed sides and only lost a stroke or two by the miss.

In the fourteenth minute 55 was the gait. The fifteenth minute closed with a stroke of 50. The hole was plugged up so no one could tell how deep it was. Friends of Ahearn thought he had done well, but not as well as they had expected, and they knew it was to be a close match. Page's friends were confident, Ahearn had made an average of 58 13-15 each minute, and Page, it was known could keep above 60 all through. Miles Finlan flourished a roll of bills and offered any part of $500 on Page. But the Ahearn men were not anxious to bet now. There was a wait of three-quarters of an hour, while the platform was changed to accommodate Page's smaller form. Page had a brand new set of drills that had just arrived from Colorado. New drills are not usually considered us desirable as those that have been used, and tried, as Ahearn's had been. The drills proved good ones, however.

It was the intention of Page to start off with a stroke of about 68, keep above 60 all through, and end by making 70 in the fifteenth minute. It was 5:26 when he raised the hammer. At this time more money was offered on Page, but was not taken. Tom O'Neill was Page's turner and proved a plucky and efficient assistant, the one fatal accident being a miss that no one could avoid. In the first minute, Page made 66 strokes, one less than Ahearn made in the second minute. But he made up in the third minute, when his average was 62. In the fourth he also hit 62 blows. In the fifth he had fallen to 60. In the sixth he struck 61 times, and in the seventh rose to 64. He was doing magnificently and shouts of encouragement came from his friends. In the eighth he made 62. He then quickened his stroke, and in the ninth, tenth and eleventh minutes he made 64 each. At that rate he was a sure winner. There were no signs of failing, and it was clear that, barring accidents, he would keep the stroke and would win. But the accident came. At the end of the eleventh minute the drill stuck in the hole and refused to budge. The precious seconds flew by and a third of a minute elapsed before the drill was out and another in its place. It was disheartening, but the plucky men stuck to their work. Owing to the accident in the twelfth minute only 41 strokes were made, a falling off of 23. In the thirteenth the stroke was 64, and in the fourteenth 62. At the end of the fourteenth drills were not changed for the sake of gaining a stroke or two, and in the final minute 67 blows were struck.

The holes were then carefully measured and showed 14½ inches for Ahearn and 14 for Page. Ahearn's friends were happy and cheered for their man. Page's friends felt worse over the accident than they would have been over a defeat where there was no accident, for it left them convinced that the champion man lives in Butte. The match was for $500 a side and the gate receipts, all of which went to the winner. It was a great day for Colorado and they made the most of their victory. Page's average was 61 13-15 to the minute.

Anaconda Standard 29 September 1890
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A Colorado Champion Breaks Montana Miners.
BUTTE, Mont., Sept. 28.—[Special to Tribune.]—The greatest rock-drilling contest that ever took place in Montana was held this afternoon at the race track. It was between John Ahearn of Leadville, champion of Colorado, and Tom Page, champion of Montana, for $100 a side and gate receipts, and was won by the Colorado champion by seven-sixteenths of an inch, Ahearn having sent the steel into the rock 14 7-16 inches to Page's 14 inches. Mike Ford turned for Ahearn and Tom O'Neill for Page. Jerry Mullen acted as final judge. The rock hole, breast high, was drilled. About one thousand people witnessed the contest and several thousand dollars changed hands on the result. So confident of winning was the Montana man that he placed a $500 mortgage on his dwelling house to make the match. His many co-laborers in the Anaconda were equally sanguine, and their losses run up to the thousands. Page lost twenty-four blows, owing to his drill sticking.
The Salt Lake Tribune 29 September 1890
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Page Anxious to Meet Ahearn in Another Drilling Contest.
The Champion of Montana Attributes His Defeat to New and Faulty Drills
— Walkerville's Winnings
BUTTE, Sept. 29,—William Page, Montana's champion driller, has been trying to-day to get up another match with Ahearn, but without success. Page said he could raise $500 in three minutes for another match, but Ahearn was unwilling to go him. Finally he agreed to hammer if Ford would turn. Ford was seen by a Standard reporter, and absolutely refused to contest again under any consideration. He was satisfied with what had been accomplished and was anxious to return to Leadville at once. "Let the boys have what glory they can get from bluffing us out, said Ford.

It seems evident that the Colorado men realize their narrow escape and are afraid to risk their money again. Ford's left hand is cut and swollen from the clip received yesterday from Ahearn's hammer, but he says that would not interfere with his turning if he cared to do it. Page said this afternoon that as the Colorado men were unwilling to put up any money again an endeavor would be made to get up a purse of $250 or $500, and let them bet on the side all they pleased. The greater part of the money on yesterday was won by Walkerville people. The Colorado party bet all they had, but that did not constitute a quarter of what was put up. Page says that if necessary he will follow Ahearn to Leadville and drill him there. Page attributes his defeat primarily to fault in the drills. They had been obtained from Leadville, but did not cut as they should. Page struck more blows than his rival right through, but the drills did not do their work. Had they been better drills he would have won in spite of the fatal delay which lost them a third of a minute. O'Neil says that in the sixth minute they were an inch ahead of Ahearn, but after that, although more blows were given and just as good blows, the drills didn't work well.

Anaconda Standard 30 September 1890
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The undermentioned have been awarded medals for long service and good conduct :— . . . M. Ahern, leading stoker, of the Redbreast . . . 
The Times 10 October 1890
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Mrs. Ahern, who resides near the corner of Third and Filbert streets, and whose name is familiar to the police, leaped from a second-story window of her house last Monday evening, while suffering from too much alcohol, and broke both her legs. Drs. Dunn and Legier, who have been attending her, report one of the fractures very bad, and the limb may have to be amputated.
Oakland Tribune 10 October 1890
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He Fell Asleep and It Mysteriously Disappeared.
John Kennedy was examined before Justice of the Peace Henry yesterday on a charge of robbery. Charles O'Hearn was the complaining witness. He is a laborer at the Natoma Vineyard. On Friday last be started to walk into town with the intention of having a "time.'' On the road he met Kennedy who, from appearances, belongs to the Independent Order of Hoboes, and the two became fast friends. They halted at every wayside inn, and imbibed freely— O'Hearn "doing the honors" in each instance. O'Hearn became very much under the weather, and finally fell asleep upon a suburban door-step. When he awoke his new-found friend was missing, and so was $22.25, which he had securely tucked away in his inside pocket before his nap. Of course he could not swear that Kennedy had taken his money—he only thought he had—and as Kennedy stoutly swore he didn't know anything about it, and as nobody else knew anything about it, Judge Henry could do nothing but release the prisoner.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 11 November 1890
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Letter to Editor
We have a strong force of infantry and cavalry here on the northwest corner of the war. Our 'cullud' battalion here is under canvas and in fine shape for a winter campaign, and when Jack Frost freezes the mercury out of sight the gay and festive coon will be found ready to dance the 'Virginia essence' and sing as joyfully as ever. — Lt. George P. Ahern, 25th Regiment
Stock Growers Journal 17 December 1890
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Carpenters and Joiners.
Local Union 561, Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, held a meeting in Typographical Hall last evening. Hugh McKay of the carpenters' district council delivered an address on the labor question. The following officers were installed: President, A. G. Uhlih; vice-president, W. R. Thomas; recording secretary, M. A. McDonald; financial secretary, James E. Ahern; conductor, J. H. Meehan, and warden, James Brosnahan. It was voted to attend in a body the public meeting in Tremont Temple on Wednesday evening, Dec. 31. The union increased its membership by admitting nine applicants.
The Boston Globe 17 December 1890
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One of the most attractive suburban establishments in the grocery and general purveying business is that of Mr. William Ahern, at Morehampton road, where he caters for a large circle of residents in the neighbourhood and others. Mr. Ahern offers a well-selected stock of teas of the finest quality, Limerick hams of the best brands, John Jameson's old malt whiskey, old bottled wines, and a large assortment of other goods of the best descriptions, suitable for all seasons, but especially welcome at a time like the present.
The Irish Times 22 December 1890
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West Maitland Police Court.
(Before Mr. J. H. Brunker, J.P.)
PROTECTION. —Joseph O'Hearn, who had been apprehended for protection, was discharged from custody, the constable having stated the circumstances in which he was apprehended.
The Maitland Mercury 30 December 1890
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(By Telegraph from Our Correspondents.)
TAROOM, December 26. The following lots of cattle passed:—On the 23rd instant a lot of 856 store bullocks passed over the bridge en route for Normanby, near Ipswich, from the Clermont district, owned by Messrs. Wallace and Casey, and in charge of Mr. Philip Ahern. On the 24th instant Mr. A. M. Reid passed through with 700 head of cows and bullocks from Glenhaughton, destination Cressbrook, owners Messrs. D. C. M'Connel and Son.
The Queenslander 3 January 1891
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[From our own Correspondent.]
Sydney, January 13.   
The Public Works Department to day accepted the tender of Mr. John Ahearn (£7,642) for the construction of a tramway from Redfern to Moore Park.
The South Australian Advertiser 14 January 1891
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When O'Connell was at school at Louvain, which was for a very brief period only, sent thither with a view to the priesthood by one uncle, old "Hunting Cap," at the request of another, General Count O'Connell, he had as master a rather remarkable fellow-countryman named Francis O'Hearn. A paper by M. Edward van Ryan giving an account of this Irish exile was read some little time since at a meeting of the Royal Flemish Academy, and was afterwards published as a pamphlet. O'Hearn was born at Lismore in the year 1763. Being destined for the Church, he was sent to the Irish College at Louvain, where his talents were speedily recognised. When his seminary course was finished he did not return to Ireland, but remained in Louvain, and having acquired a solid reputation for learning, rose rapidly to positions of importance in the town of his adoption. Already, previous to his ordination, he bad held a professorship ; at the age of 23 he was made a member of the Council of the Faculty of Arts of the University ; he was subsequently appointed to a chair in that famous seat of learning, was nominated Canon of the Cathedral of Bruges, and became Rector of the Irish College of Louvain. To his theological attainments — for which his appointment to the positions just named sufficiently speaks — he added excellence in many other subjects, but more especially in the study of languages. He knew thoroughly — in addition, of course, to the classical languages and his own native Irish and English—French, Italian, Spanish, German, and Flemish. It is owing to his proficiency in the last named that he has merited the posthumous honour of being lately held up for praise before a learned body of Flemings. The University of Louvain was, in accordance with the old prevailing custom, divided into nations, and when O'Hearn entered he attached himself to the Flemish nation, of which he was subsequently appointed Dean by his admiring colleagues. He not only learned Flemish thoroughly, carefully studying the best models, but also made strenuous efforts to bring the language, then much neglected, into greater favour with the Flemings themselves. Nor was he satisfied with confining himself to prose—he became a Flemish poet as well, and many specimens of his verse are given, with evident appreciation, by M. van Evan.

Of one of his pieces, "Koddig gedicht," he appears to have had the faculty of composing both grave and gay — the learned Bollandist, Father de Buck, remarked that few Flemings of that day could produce so good a poem. As a man Dr. O'Hearn was most amiable, and among his pupils he enjoyed great popularity. He had a strong passion for travelling, which mated well with, or perhaps grew out of, his love of his study of languages, and when vacation time would come round, he would set off on distant journeys, always made on foot, knapsack on back. At one time, says his panegyrist, he was to be found in Rome or Madrid, at another on the banks of the Rhine, or again by the shores of the Bosphorus, studying the Koran. "Slight luck or grace attends your boaters down the Bosphorus," says a modern Irish poet, Clarence Mangan. Dr. O'Hearn must have made himself in some way very obnoxious in Turkey, for we hear that he was suspected of stirring up a rebellion against the Sultan. To evade arrest he took flight to Russia, and, after some wandering, found himself in Siberia — as a bona fide traveller, let me add, bearing in mind the horrors which the mention of that country's name is wont to conjure up. He finally made his way home to Belgium via Norway.

When the Revolution broke out in Joseph II's Belgian provinces, Dr. O'Hearn took sides with the popular leader, Van Vonck, but, finding him too advanced in his views, he allied himself with the moderate but equally popular patriot, Vander Noot. It was part of the latter's policy to enlist the sympathies of the English, German, and Dutch Courts on the side of the Belgians, and when the Brabant manifesto was published by the popular leaders, special commissioners were despatched with it to these three Powers. It was the Irishman, Dr. O'Hearn, that was sent as envoy to the Hague. He was also entrusted with other business of importance by Vander Noot, whose intimate friendship he enjoyed, and whose counsels he had a share in guiding. When the French became masters of Belgium, O'Hearn saw, with sorrow, his college turned into a powder magazine, and he, its Rector, was forced to become an exile in Germany. Shortly after this change in his fortunes he returned to Ireland, and was parish priest of St. Thomas's, in Waterford, in which city he ended his life in 1801 — the year after that in which the joy bells rang for the passing of the Union.—Exchange.

New Zealand Tablet 6 February 1891
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AHERN—CRUICKSHANK — December 31 at All Saints' Church Woollahra by the Rev. Wallace Mort, M.A., James Ahern to Caroline May Cruickshank.
The Sydney Morning Herald 9 February 1891
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Dan Ahern has again been a victim of the law owing to the too free show of his gun.
LeMars Sentinel 17 March 1891
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Mr. Dan Ahern paid THE GLOBE office a visit yesterday and stated he objected to the item that appeared in Tuesday's issue anent his carrying a revolver. He said that he did not get a fair show before Mayor Priestley and had taken a change of venue before Justice Kain and had been acquitted.
LeMars Globe 20 March 1891
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A Peculiar Case.
A very peculiar case was tried in Justice Alline's court last Tuesday. On Sunday before election Dan Ahern bet Frank Faber $20 that Mr. Priestley would not be elected to the office of mayor of LeMars. J. O. Mullaney held the stakes. The bet was won by Faber. There was no dispute about that, but Ahern claimed that Faber owed him an amount exceeding the $20 and also claimed that he had told Mullaney not to pay over the stakes. This Mullaney failed to do and Ahern sued Mullaney for $20 but failed to make a case and the Justice gave a decision against him.
LeMars Globe 10 April 1891
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Officer Campbell, yesterday morning, picked up a tan-colored grip-sack on the street. It contains a lot of underwear, and a letter addressed to Pat O'Hearn. It is at the police station.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 5 May 1891
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While on her way to the Holy Name Church this morning Mrs. Catherine Pimpl was run down by a runaway team belonging to a Town of Granville farmer named O'Hearn and received injuries which proved fatal a few hours later. Mrs. Pimpl was 71 years of age and a widow.
Chicago Tribune 8 May 1891
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WINONA, Minn., May 7.—Early this morning fire broke out in the lumber-mill of the Stroth & Ahern company. The mill, warehouse, and three blocks of lumber were burned. The loss will approximate $100,000; insurance between $40,000 and $50,000.
Chicago Tribune 8 May 1891
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Rolled Out For Deep Creek.
The Eureka Sentinel says : Jerry Ahern, Thos. E. Haley, Jake Nathan and William Haworth departed for Deep Creek at about noon last Tuesday. A good many friends congregated in the upper part of the town to see them off and wish them good luck. They went fully and well equipped with an old style camping outfit just as the pioneers came to this coast "in the fall of '49 and the spring of '50." They had a four-mule team, with an extra mule tied behind, tent, bedding, six-shooters, butcher knives, frying pans, tin cups and all the paraphernalia of a well gotten up prospecting expedition. Tom Haley will be the general of the party, Bill Haworth will drive the team while Jerry Ahern and Jakey, we suspect, will have to do most of the cooking.
The Weekly Gazette And Stockman 21 May 1891
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Baseball Game
Messrs. J. W. Ronco and O'Hearne, well known proprieters of two of our tonsorial establishments, will captain two nines in a ball game to be played on Russell Park on the afternoon of Memorial Day. Game will probably be called at three o'clock.
Arlington Advocate 22 May 1891
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Strikers Arrested at Hoboken
HOBOKEN, N. J., May 23—About forty of the employes of Mansfield & [Hoghl?] iron founders here, went on strike about two weeks ago for eight hours as a day's work. The strikers have been in the habit of loitering about the factory at the hour the other men went to work and assaulting them. Joseph Scott, John J. Ahearn, Joseph J. Scanlon and William Fahrendorf, four of the strikers, have been arrested and remanded.
The Trenton Times 23 May 1891
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At St. Vincent de Paul church to-morrow morning at six o'clock Miss Maggie Fitzgerald will be joined in wed-lock to Patrick Ahern.
Logansport Journal 26 May 1891
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Baseball Game
Last Saturday witnessed two games of base ball on Russell Park. In the morning a club of young lads played a game with a team from Somerville, suffering defeat by a score of 20 to 4. In the afternoon the "barber" game occurred in the presence of a large crowd who enjoyed the playing, which abounded in good points. Ronco's team proved much the stronger of the two, winning by a score of 10 to 5.
Arlington Advocate 5 June 1891
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Baseball Game
The base ball game between nines captained by Messrs. Ronco and Ahern arranged for last Wednesday afternoon, had a most unhappy termination. At the end of the first half of the third inning the score stood 7 to 4 in favor of Ronco. Before his team came to the field the pitcher was warned by umpire Siske about keeping his feet on the ground in delivering a ball, and when with the delivery of the second ball there was a glaring violation of the rule, the batsman was ordered to first. Ronco demanded a reversal of the decision and when the umpire refused (and very properly under the circumstances) he called in his nine and left the field amid derisive shouts and insulting remarks of a hundred or more boys and young men that followed him out to Arlington avenue [Mass. Ave.]. This last act was a disgraceful affair and one the police should have prevented.
Arlington Advocate 19 June 1891
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Mrs. Morris Collins was seriously, perhaps fatally injured, Sunday by being thrown from a buggy while driving around the lake. The horse took fright and tipped the buggy over, throwing Mrs. C. violently to the ground, injuring her internally it is thought, also breaking her arm. She was taken to the Park hotel where she remained till Monday, when she was brought home. [Mrs. Collins was born Margaret Ahern or O'Hern December 27, 1845 in Ireland and died January 15, 1908 in Waseca Minnesota.]
Waseca (Minnesota) Radical 15 July 1891
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SYDNEY, JULY 19. Further fatalities in connection with the floods are reported from Albury. Two station hands at Brookong named Michael Ahern and Michael Bryne were drowned, and Arthur Biscay, who attempted to reach the Gordon out-station, got bogged and was exhausted. The unfortunate man was in a miserable condition when rescued, and died of exposure.
The Launceston Examiner 20 July 1891
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Dougal Henderson, a tailor at Sycamore, Ill., wrote a postal card to the Louisiana Lottery company asking for a lottery list. John Ahern mailed the card. Both men were arrested. Commissioner Hoyne held Henderson in $500 bail to the Federal grand jury. Ahern was discharged.
Chicago Tribune 29 July 1891
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At the Police Court yesterday, before Lieutenant-Colonel Armitage, J.P., . . . 
John Ahern, charged with drunkenness, was fined 10s. or forty-eight hours; . . . 
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 11 August 1891
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A Farmer Shoots His Daughter in a Fit of Anger
OSCEOLA, Ia., August 18.    
Michael Ahern, a farmer living near Murray, in this county, is lying in the county jail charged with shooting his daughter, aged 14 years. Yesterday morning while the family were at the breakfast table a dispute arose between Ahern and his wife, and during the quarrel the daughter made some remark that angered her father, whereupon he deliberately drew his revolver and shot her in the back while she was attempting to make her escape. Physicians are unable to extract the ball, and say the girl cannot recover. The community in which Ahern lives is greatly incensed over the crime, and threats of violence are frequently heard.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 18 August 1891
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The Eureka Sentinel says Jerry Ahearn has made arrangements for the purchase of the Cornell mine on White Pine mountain which is now yielding about $500 per day, with six men employed. The ore is gray carbonate, going over 60 per cent lead and from $26 to $29 per ton in silver and gold.
Nevada State Journal 18 August 1891
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TAMBO, August 24.
The weather is fine and pleasant. The following are the latest stock passings : 1000 bullocks, from Lanark for Muswellbrook, Mackay and Co. owners, Jas. Ahern drover.
The Brisbane Courier 25 August 1891
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News in Brief
Michael Ahern, a farmer living near Osceola, shot his little daughter because she allowed pigs to enter the garden. Ahern was in jail and the girl would probably die.
Williamsburg Journal-Tribune 4 September 1891
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Sioux City Journal 17th: Daniel Ahern is a citizen of LeMars. He is a man whose years appear to be more mature than his judgment. Tuesday night he repaired, carrying a big jag of spiritus frumenti, to a questionable resort at 811 Third street., Early next morning he left it, going to the police station with the complaint that an inmate of the house, Jennie Hoven, had robbed him of $45. She was arrested and arraigned in the police court yesterday morning on the charge of grand larceny. Ahern admitted giving the girl $5, but said she had stolen $40 from him. After hearing the evidence Judge Neilan discharged the defendant.
LeMars Sentinel 18 September 1891
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At the Police Court yesterday, before the Police Magistrate and Lieutenant-Colonel Armitage, J.P., a young man named William Smith, charged with drunkenness, was let off with the reminder that he bad been before the Court previously, and a warning that if he came there again he would be called on to account for something he did in October, 1890. William Stapleton, charged with a similar offence, for the fourth time within as many months ; John Ahern, similarly charged, for the fourth time in the course of a month ; and John Cavanagh, for using obscene language on the wharf at the time of the departure of the mail tender on Sunday, were each fined £2, or seven days' imprisonment.
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 22 September 1891
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MELBOURNE, September 7.   
   A telegram from Cobden states that the life-saving apparatus from Port Campbell reached the scene of the wreck of the barque Fiji this morning. Fifteen survivors were landed safely, but twelve others were drowned. The ship is rapidly breaking up. Early this afternoon about 400 tons of cargo had been put overboard by the crew remaining by the vessel. A telegram from Port Campbell this afternoon states that among the persons saved are Captain Vickers, Isley, Campbell (second officer), Lockey, Humphrey, Lovejoy Ahern (apprentice), Julius Gebhaur, and six others. All the able seamen, who are Germans, and also Lyons, the sailmaker, and several other persons were drowned, including Brisbane (chief officer) Stewart, (cook) J. Lardman (third mate), and William. Men were rescued from the ship by means of a life line, which was sent out to the ship by rockets. When the line was made fast, the men immediately began to come in on it, but out of the twenty-four who were on board, twelve were drowned. A selector named Wilkinson lost his life in connection with the wreck under peculiarly painful circumstances. The ship's carpenter jumped overboard to swim to land, but was overcome by the breakers. Wilkinson, who was on the shore, seeing this, immediately swam to his assistance. Wilkinson reached the side of the ship in an exhausted condition and was hauled on board, but at once swooned and died, apparently from exhaustion.
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 9 September 1891
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Real Estate Transfers
J. Hartnet to D. Ahern, lot 8, square 928, $1,250.
The Washington Post 10 October 1891
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Bail Being Refused the Culprits a Crowd Surrounded the Jail and Threatened to Liberate Them by Force—The Mob Successfully Stood Off.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 10.—Seven members of the mob which lynched the negro rapist, last night, are under arrest, charged with murder in the first degree. County Attorney Mahoney refused to allow the prisoners bail, and by 7 p. m. a large crowd surrounded the jail and threatened, if the prisoners were not given their liberty, that the jail would be attacked and the men liberated. The men under arrest are Ed Neuschalfer, Patrick O'Herne, John Fritz, R. G. Bloom, H. H. Brandis, Ed Fitzgerald and John O'Donoghue. County Attorney Mahoney sent word that the men would not be released under any circumstances, and the crowd at once began to lay plans for attacking the jail. When the mob gathered in front of the jail, Jailor Harrigan appeared and announced that none of the men wanted were there. Offering to escort a committee of ten through the building, the crowd accepted the proposition, and the committee reported the men gone. Five of the prisoners had been released on bail, and the other two were taken to Papillion.
Los Angeles Herald 11 October 1891
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Complained Against the Officers
The Police Trial Board met yesterday afternoon. Robert Nichol Jr. of No. 55 West Washington street with his wife and sister-in-law appeared against Officer Michael Ahern, who, they claimed, while stationed at Clark and South Water streets Wednesday evening stopped a cab in which the two women were driving, on the pretense that the driver was travelling faster than the law allows, arrested him and made the women get out in the rain. The driver was acquitted of the charge in the Police Court and Mr. Nichol wanted to have the officer punished. It was also charged that Ahern used insulting language, but he had several witnesses in his defense, and it is understood that the Inspectors did not consider the charges sustained.
Chicago Tribune 14 October 1891
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Last Saturday little Johnny Ahern, aged nine years, had a narrow escape from being killed by falling from a team on the estate of Mr. Frank O. Squire, where his father is employed. As it was several ribs were broken and he sustained internal injuries which made the accident a very serious one, but the lad is now in a fair way to recover.
Arlington Advocate 23 October 1891
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Tim O'Hearn, the Stock-yards middleweight, will face Tim Hall, the Australian, for three rounds at the Standard theater this afternoon.
Chicago Tribune 25 October 1891
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T. C. Ahern, Asheville, N. C., E. M. Osborne . . . . . . . . . 28—31
Chicago Tribune 30 October 1891
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Ahern-Osborne Marriage
In the presence of sixty relatives and friends of the bride Miss Elizabeth M. Osborne and Mr. Thomas C. Ahern were united in marriage last night at 6 o'clock at the residence of the bride's parents, No. 5726 Madison avenue. The Rev. Father Carroll of the South Park Catholic Church performed the ceremony. The bride wore a gown of white faille trimmed with mousseline de soie and ornamented with pearls. The maids of honor were Misses May and Helen Cass. The groom is a young attorney of Asheville, N. C. A reception was held at 7:30. At midnight the couple left for a tour through the South. They will make their home at Asheville, N. C.
Chicago Tribune 30 October 1891
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The wedding of Miss Elizabeth M. Osborne and Mr. Thomas C. Ahern took place Thursday evening at the home of the bride's parents, No. 5726 Madison avenue. The Rev. Father Carroll of the South Park Catholic Church performed the ceremony. The bride was attended by Miss May Cass and Miss Helen Cass. Her gown was of white silk trimmed with mousseline de soie and pearls. The bridesmaids also wore white. After an informal reception to about sixty friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ahern left for their future home at Asheville, N. C.
Chicago Tribune 1 November 1891
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T. M. Ahearn is continually making improvements in his place of business.
Grand Forks Daily Herald 1 November 1891
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Rewards for Saving Life
The Royal Humane Society has conferred its rewards for saving life from drowning on the undermentioned persons :— . . . to J. Cream, medical student, and Mr. Leachman for saving W. Ahern, artist student, at Blackrock, near Dublin, a quarter mile from shore . . . 
The Times 13 November 1891
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College of Montana Notes.
Lieutenant Ahern of Fort Missoula was at the college on last Friday.
Anaconda Standard 19 November 1891
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A New Division with Headquarters in Los Angeles
A. P. Davis and J. B. Lippincott, of the United States Geological Survey have arrived in the city from San Diego where they have been engaged for some time past, and will shortly be joined by Jeremiah Ahern, who has been ordered to report for duty in this city. A new division of the Geological Survey has been recently established, known as the southwest division, comprising Arizona, New Mexico and all of California south of the thirty-fifth parallel. The headquarters of the division are to be in Los Angeles, from which point all the work will be done. . . . 
Los Angeles Times 21 November 1891
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Murder and Suicide at Forbes
Forbes, Monday.   
A horrible and revolting tragedy was enacted here on Saturday evening between half-past seven and eight, when the inhabitants of Lower Lachlan-street, in the vicinity of the lagoon, were greatly alarmed at several successive reports from firearms and the screams of a female voice. Immediately thereupon numbers of people were proceeding in the direction whence the reports apparently issued, and on their arrival at the tragic scene it was ascertained that a man named James Ahearn had shot a young woman named Annie Williams, leaving her in a dying condition, and afterwards shot himself. Two shots were directed at the young woman, the one passing through a portion of her hand, and the other through the lower part of her back. Ahearn then determined to hasten his own end, and to that purpose discharged two chambers of his bulldog revolver slightly below his heart, which proved fatal to him instanter. The young woman, who underwent the most excruciating agony, succumbed at five o'clock on Sunday afternoon. Dr. McDonnell was frequently attending her during her painful state, and endeavored to relieve her pain.

Jealousy was the prominent factor which produced such a shocking occurrence. It appears that a young man of this town has been paying his addresses to Miss Williams, a domestic servant at Mr. Nestor's hotel, and on Saturday evening he took her for a walk in the direction of the lagoon. The deceased (Ahearn) is a stranger here, but was employed as stockman at Warroo. He was passionately fond of Annie Williams, but the love was not reciprocated, and he was exceedingly jealous of his rival. Ahearn followed the latter and his sweetheart to the lagoon, and remonstrated with Miss Williams for going out with Simpson. A few words ensued, and Ahearn then perpetrated the fearful deed. The police found a five-chambered revolver laying near Ahearn's corpse. Ahearn's dead body was conveyed to Mrs. Ryan's hotel, and on Sunday Dr. McDonnell extracted two bullets from the middle of the back. Some time ago Ahearn threatened that he would poison himself if Miss Williams would not marry him, and on Saturday afternoon he told her that he would shoot her and himself. Ahearn came to town on Friday, and during Saturday appeared to be watching his victim. Daniel Simpson, the other young man, had a miraculous escape from being shot, and courageously met the predicament in which he was placed. Ahearn, it seems, had not of late been in full possession of his senses, and was laboring under the hallucination that Annie Williams was his wife. Since the occurrence the townspeople have been horror-stricken. This lamentable affair occurred about 300yds. from the place where Mrs. Regan was butchered with an axe some five years ago.

Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal 15 December 1891
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A tragic affair occurred here a little after 8 o'clock on Saturday night. A man named Aherne shot a girl of 17 years named Annie Williams, a servant at Nestor's Star Hotel, and afterwards put an end to himself. It seems that Aherne and his victim were both at one time employed on Warroo Station—he as boundary rider and she as nursegirl. While there he paid a good deal of attention to her, and obtained the father's consent to their marriage. The girl, however, not only refused him, but threatened to take poison to escape his attentions, which were distasteful to her. She came up to Forbes and went into service. Here she met a young man named Simpson, a compositor in one of the local printing offices. Aherne came up to Forbes on Friday, and kept continual watch over the girl's movements till Saturday night.

On Saturday at about 8 p.m. she and Simpson went to the post-office, and passed Aherne at a street corner. On finding that the office was not open, they went for a walk down to the lagoon, and were followed by the rejected suitor. On reaching the lagoon they turned to come back, when they were confronted by Aherne, who asked Simpson, "What are you doing with my wife?" The girl stooped down as if to pick up a stone, and, as she did so, said, "How dare you call me your wife?" While stooping she was shot in the back by Aherne, who also fired another shot which grazed her hand. The assassin then made off, and Simpson started in pursuit ; but on the girl calling out, "Dan, don't leave me," he returned to her side. After having run about 100 yards, Aherne fired two shots into his own body and fell dead. Simpson picked the girl up, and carried her towards town. He called for help at the same time. Upon two men coming up he despatched them for a cab and for the police. The girl was placed in the cab and taken to Nestor's Hotel, where she lingered on till 6 o'clock on the Sunday evening. From the time she was shot right up to her death the girl was perfectly conscious, and she was able to make her depositions, which, as far as is known, coincide with Simpson's.

On the body of Aherne were found a newly-purchased wedding ring and a most touching letter to his mother. He bought the revolver and cartridges at the same time and place as the ring. The girl's mother and brother came to town yesterday morning. The father was away with his team. A message was also despatched to Young, where Aherne's relations reside.

This morning the coroner, Mr. C. P. Sowter, held an inquest on the body of James Joseph Ahearn, the man who shot the girl Annie Williams and afterwards put two bullets into himself on Saturday night. It appears that the deceased Ahearn wished the girl to marry him, and she refused. After persistently refusing him she came to town some time ago, and he arrived here from Warroo Station on Friday. He asked her again on Saturday, and on being refused again he waited till night, and seeing her out with another man he followed her and shot at her twice, and she has since died from the effects of the first shot. Ahearn then ran away, and when distant about 100 yards he shot himself through the right breast. The jury returned a verdict as follows :—"We find that deceased died from the effect of two bullet wounds self-administered. There was no evidence forthcoming us to insanity." The inquest on the girl will be held tomorrow.
The Sydney Morning Herald 15 December 1891
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SYDNEY, Dec. 15.   
At Forbes, on Saturday night, a man named Ahearn shot a girl named Annie Williams and afterwards committed suicide. Ahearn had been rejected by Williams in a marriage proposal, and the girl received attentions from a young man named Simpson with whom she was walking on Saturday evening. Ahearn, who had been following, confronted them, and shot the girl once in the body, and one shot grazed her hand. He then ran away, and fired two shots into his own body.
The West Australian 16 December 1891
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The Forbes Tragedy.
Forbes, Tuesday.   
The magisterial inquiry touching the death of James Ahearn was held at Mrs. Ryan's hotel yesterday. Nothing fresh was elicited during the examination of witnesses. The body of deceased was in a very decomposed state, and the jury had a most unpleasant task. The Coroner, Mr. C. P. Souter, said the law would not allow any proceedings for the holding of an inquest on Sunday, and the law required amending, so as to allow coroners to hold inquests on Sundays at their discretion, especially in such a hot climate as this. Deceased was interred on Monday. The jury and coroner assembled at Nestor's hotel on Monday afternoon to inquire into the circumstances which led to the death of Miss Annie Williams. After viewing the body of deceased, the coroner adjourned the inquiry until this morning. Annie Williams' dying depositions were to the effect that Ahearn accosted her and Simpson and said, "What do you mean by this ? She's my wife ; I've been married to her for three months." Williams indignantly denied this, and was attempting to raise a stone to him when Ahearn fired upon her.
Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal 16 December 1891
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The Tragedy at Forbes.—At the inquest held touching the death of Annie Williams, who was shot by James Ahearn in a fit of jealousy on Saturday night, the following verdict was returned by the jury : We find that the deceased, Annie Williams, came to her death at Forbes on the evening of the 13th inst., from the effects of a pistol shot, discharged at her by one James Joseph Ahearn, on the evening of December 12th, and we further find that the said pistol shot was discharged maliciously and with intent to kill the said deceased.
Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal 17 December 1891
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AHERN—On the 6th January, 1892, at her residence, Shandon, Edmondstone-street, the wife of T. K. AHERN, of a son.
The Queenslander 16 January 1892
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New York
John Ahern, a Water Street ex-convict, was arraigned before Justice Duffy in the Tombs Police Court yesterday, and held in $1,000 bail to answer the charge of robbing John Shannon, a Cherry Street citizen, of 6 cents. Shannon was standing on his own doorstep when Ahern and two other persons assaulted and robbed him.
New York Times 18 January 1892
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The Social World
Incidents in Deer Lodge Society During the Past Week
A reception was held last Tuesday evening at the parlors of the Montana college in honor of Dr. C. C. Ray, secretary of the board of aid for colleges. The reception was not suggested till Tuesday afternoon, consequently there were few besides the students and faculty present, but a most enjoyable evening was spent nevertheless. A pleasant feature of the evening's pleasure was the music rendered. The solos by Misses Stuart and Terry and a duet by Miss Ferry and Lieutenant Aherne [sic] were appreciated by all present.
Anaconda Standard 24 January 1892
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Interesting News Notes from Iowa's Garden Spot.
At Osceola, next week, will be tried three criminal cases on indictment for perjury, against Bessie Ahern, Mollie Ahern and Michael Ahern. Some time ago Michael Ahern was charged with attempted murder, and it was in the evidence given at the trial that the perjury is charged. The family first made affidavits against Ahern and at the trial contradicted their affidavits.
Burlington Hawk-Eye 16 February 1892
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Bute Dock-constable Daniel Ahearn found on Saturday the body of a man floating in the water on the west side of the Glamorganshire Canal at Cardiff, and he conveyed it to the mortuary. In the afternoon Mr. E. B. Reece (coroner) held an inquest on the body at the Town-hall, and a verdict of "Found drowned" was returned.—On Sunday morning the deceased was identified by William Portingell as that of his father, who, he stated, had been missing from his home in Constellation-street about three weeks. It will be remembered that the deceased, who formerly held an outdoor licence for the sale of beer, had it taken from him at the last licensing session for some irregularities. Since then he had carried on business in the same place as a wholesale dealer in beer.
Cardiff Evening Express 22 February 1892
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"Mossy" Ahern, a well-known character, was in court on a charge of larceny of several bottles. He was discharged.
The Boston Globe 23 February 1892
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What Has Been Accomplished by the Southwestern Division.
The southwestern division of the United States geological survey, which has headquarters in this city, has been engaged for the past three months in executing the office work on the topographic surveys made in San Diego county last summer. The maps are now about ready for the engraver, and will be sent East in a few days to be engraved on copper and published. Engineers and others interested are invited to call at No. 203 South Broadway and examine them.  . . .  This division is in charge of Arthur P. Davis, ably seconded by Messrs. Jeremiah Ahern and J. B. Lippincott. All of these gentlemen are engineers of long experience in the work. . . . 
Los Angeles Times 28 February 1892
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Local Lines
—Joseph Sullivan, 49 years of age, was arrested last night on a warrant charging him with the larceny of a gold watch, valued at $44.50, from Thomas W. Ahern, 82 Dover st., on Dec. 26, 1891. Sullivan was turned over to a special officer of station 5.
The Boston Globe 10 March 1892
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Disclosure of the Secret Marriage of a Paris Couple
at Aberdeen, O., Last October
A special from Paris says: "Monday morning Millard C. Curray drove up to the A'Hearn House and told the porter to tell his wife to come out. As the genial Millard was looked upon as a bachelor, this request was looked upon as a joke. Thereupon the young man alighted, and entering the hotel, announced to Mr. Conn A'Hearn that he and Miss Mary A'Hearn were husband and wife. To say that Mr. A'Hearn was "dumbfounded" would be drawing it mildly. He could not believe that his favorite daugter had married without his knowledge or consent, that, too, when she was a Catholic and Curray a Protestant, and a member of the Odd Fellows.

"Upon his demand to know who performed the ceremony, and where it took place, Mr. Curray drew from his pocket a certificate signed by the Angel of Aberdeen, O., stating that Millard C. Curray and Miss Mary A'Hearn were united in marriage by him, on the 14th day of October, 1891. When the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows convened in Maysville, last October, Curray attended as a delegate, and took his intended with him. Several of his Paris friends met him and insisted upon him taking his girl over and getting married. He said 'Wait and see what the young lady says.' After talking with her a few moments he returned and stated that she would not go. Of course not. They had been [married] over two hours previous to that.

"Curray is a popular young man. He is overseer of Mrs. Samuel Clay's 5,000-acre farm, and is of good habits and gentlemanly bearing. His wife is pretty and popular."

The Maysville Evening Bulletin 16 March 1892
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Warden's Court.—At a sitting of the Court at Havelock on Wednesday an application from C. Atkins for a special site of 50 acres on occupation license was granted subject to the mining regulations. An application from Michael Leahy for 50 acres, was granted subject to the proper plans being produced ; as was also an application from John Ahern for 50 acres. All the above sites are in the Wakamarina.
Marlborough Express 17 March 1892
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Permits for New Buildings
 . . . Daniel Ahern, two two-story brick dwellings, 807 to 809 I street southeast, $2,900 . . . 
The Washington Post 27 March 1892
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Dan Ahern, formerly of this city, has been running a saloon at Barnum for the last few months and was lately indicted by the Webster County grand jury after which he returned to LeMars. Last Saturday he was arrested by Sheriff Boyle at the request of the sheriff of Webster county and was taken to Fort Dodge.
LeMars Globe 29 March 1892
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Dan Ahern is under arrest at Fort Dodge for liquor selling.
Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette 1 April 1892
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A meeting was held last night at Swedish Music Hall, Thirty-first street and Fifth avenue, in the interest of Ed Conners for Alderman from the Fifth Ward. James Ahern presided. Seven hundred crowded into the hall and the sidewalk was filled by the overflow crowd.
Chicago Tribune 5 April 1892
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Some Knockouts Were Secured
at the Ravenswood's Sparring Bouts.
The finals of the annual boxing tournament of the Ravenswood Boat Club were fought at Puritan Hall, Long Island City, last night. There was a large crowd present, and most of the contests were lively and interesting. The number participating in the finals was so large that they were not concluded till and early hour this morning. . . . 

William Ahearn of the Star Athletic Club and David O'Leary of the Pastime Athletic Club indulged in a special bout. In the third round Ahearn scored a knock-down and got in some hard upper cuts which won him the decision.

New York Times 5 April 1892
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List of the Latest Arrivals in Chicago from Other Cities.
 . . . Wellington—F. Ahern, Baltimore; H. R. Blethen, Scranton, Pa.; Victor Thorsch, New York . . . 
Chicago Tribune 17 April 1892
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Irish News.
Cork—With sincere pleasure we announce that, after a long and severe illness, Father Davis is decidedly convalescent. He is able to leave his room for a couple of hours daily, but is not yet permitted to try the open air, much less to resume his arduous duties in connection with the Fishing School, for which he has done so much. Before long, however, he will be able to resume his useful labours. His attack was of a most serious character.

An important meeting was held recently at Killavullen for the purpose of starting a butter factory in the district. The meeting was held in the schoolroom, and was large and influential, all the farmers of the district being present. Rev. Richard Ahern presided. The reverend chairman explained the object of the meeting, and the great benefit it would be to the farmers if they bad a butter factory in the district. He bad seen them in other places where they were far from the railway, and they were paying very well.

New Zealand Tablet 22 April 1892
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Republican State and District Committees Meet Next Week.
CONCORD, N. H., April 22.—The following delegates have been elected to the Republican State and district committees, to be held next week:

Ward 4—State, Jacob H. Gallinger, William D. Wallace, Joseph H. Ford, Timothy H. Sullivan, Edward C. Button, Amos O. Mansen, Lewis F. Emery, Frank E. Shepard; district, Edward B. Woodworth, James O. Lyford, Chalres T. Huntoon, John Ahern, Alfred Venne, John W. Bourne, Montgomery Rollins, George A. Young.

The Boston Globe 23 April 1892
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NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of the Colony of Victoria, in its Probate jurisdiction, that LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION of the estate of JAMES AHERN the younger, late of Kerrisdale, in the said colony, farmer, deceased, intestate, may be granted to John Ahern, of Kerrisdale aforesaid, in the said colony, farmer, the brother and one of the next-of-kin of the said deceased.
Dated this 25th day of April, 1892
GAVAN, DUFFY and KING, 69 Chancery-lane, Melbourne and at Seymour and Euroa, proctors for the said James Ahern.
The Argus 26 April 1892
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Johnson—C. H. Hays and wife, Philadelphia; F. Ahern, Richmond, Va., and C. W. Morton, Portland, Me.
The Washington Post 5 May 1892
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(By Telegraph from Our Correspondents.)
NEBO, May 5.
   One thousand bullocks passed on the 1st instant for Normanby, Wallace and Casey owners, Philip Ahern drover. The weather is fine.
The Brisbane Courier 6 May 1892
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A very pretty wedding ceremony took place Tuesday evening at St. Malachy's church, the contracting parties being Mr. John Doherty [sic] of North Cambridge and Miss Mary Fitzpatrick of Arlington. Rev. Father Mulcahy performed the ceremony. Mr. John Hughes acted as best man, and Miss Kate Ahern as bridesmaid. A large number of friends of the parties were at the church. After the ceremony a reception was held at the future home of the couple on Cedar street, North Cambridge.
Arlington Advocate 13 May 1892
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John Ahern & Co., Chicago: wines, liquors, etc.; capitol stock, $5,000; incorporators, Edward T. Dunne, John Ahern, and Frank A. Stirtan.
Chicago Tribune 17 May 1892
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George Doherty and John Ahearn Charged with Highway Robbery.
Officers of staion 1 yesterday arrested George Doherty, Amery Beamer and John Ahearn of the North End on the charge of robbing Frank Olin, a sailor, on North st., last Monday night. Ahearn, who is 21 years of age, is out on probation on the charge of breaking and entering a building last October. Doherty, the police claim, is an old offender, having served time for several serious crimes.
The Boston Globe 26 May 1892
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News Notes of Interest Relating to the Affairs of the Government.
The following transfers in the Twenty-fifth Infantry are made: First Lieut. Carroll A. Devol, from Company K to Company H; First Lieut. George P. Ahern, from Company — to Company K. . . . 
The Washington Post 28 May 1892
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The newly-chosen board of the Cornell Daily Sun is made up as follows:Editor in Chief—A. C. Howland, '93; Business Manager—F. E. B. Darling, '93; W. D. Hopkins, '93; W. C. White, '93; S. S. Slater, '94; J. L. Ahearn [sic], '94; C. S. Young, '95, and B. Hanson, .L. S., '93. On Tuesday the new board gave a banquet to the retiring board, at which speeches were made by A. J. Baldwin, '92; L. E. Ware, '92; A. C. Howland, '93; F. E. B. Darling, '93; J. L. Ahearn, '94; S. S. Slater, '94; H. O. Smythe, L. S., '92, and C. S. Young, '95.
New York Times 29 May 1892
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The Social World
Lieutenant and Mrs. Ahern went to Butte last Tuesday to attend the opera.
Anaconda Standard 5 June 1892
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 . . . The entrance of the Great Northern Railroad, now accomplished, will open up this rich territory, and will develop the timber resources as well as deposits of coal, oil, and natural gas, which seem to be very extensive there. The mountains are practically unprospected, and have only just been mapped by Lieutenant Ahern, U.S.A., who has philanthropically devoted his summers to that arduous and dangerous work. . . . 
Harper's Magazine June 1892
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Lieutenant Ahern and wife attended the reception of the Union club in Butte on Friday evening last. Mrs. Ahern wore a Josephine costume of yellow crepe.
Anaconda Standard 19 June 1892
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A Class of Forty-Eight Graduates with Interesting Exercises—Award of Medals
 . . . Assistant Superintendent Leslie Lewis made the presentations. The Civics Gold medal, presented by J. Frank Aldrich, was awarded to Marguerite Jenison and the Victor F. Lawson medals were meritoriously won by Mary Davis and Daniel Ahern. . . . 
Chicago Tribune 24 June 1892
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IN the MATTER of the PATENT ACT, 1877.—NOTICE is hereby given that DANIEL DONOVAN JOSEPH AHERN, of North Adelaide, upholsterer, has APPLIED for a PATENT for "A combination spring wire mattress and bed," and that the specification of such invention may be inspected at the Patent Office, Adelaide.
The South Australian Advertiser 29 June 1892
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A young man named John Ahern, about 30 years of age, a brother of the barber having a shop next to Shattuck's store, met with a very serious accident, last Sunday afternoon, at the depot at West Medford. In attempting to board a train there while in motion he fell, and the wheels cut off one leg and seriously injured the other. The wounded man was taken to the Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment.
Arlington Advocate 1 July 1892
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   GEORGE DREW, described as a land agent, of Piccadilly, was charged with having wilfully damaged three chairs, belonging to the Empire Company, to the extent of £3. Robert Ahern, the superintendent of the Empire Theatre staff, said that at half-past 11 o'clock on Monday night a message was brought to him that some gentlemen in a box were throwing chairs on to the fauteuils. He went down and found three broken chairs below the boxes in a part, as it fortunately happened, not then occupied. Robert French, an attendant at the theatre, said that after two chairs had been thrown a number of gentlemen rushed out of the box. Going to the door of the box he saw Drew, who was the only one left there, take up a chair, throw it over the front, and then turn to follow the others. The witness stopped him, and detained him until the manager appeared. Mr. Hannay said it was one of the most disgraceful cases he had heard since he had been at that court. He should impose the full penalty, £5, and order him to pay £3, the amount of the damage, with the alternative of one month's imprisonment.
The Times 6 July 1892
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Local Lines
—David McCaffrey was arrested last night charged with being concerned in the robbery of Patrick Ahearn on the night of Aug. 6.
The Boston Globe 11 August 1892
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Eight Novices Take the Solemn Vows at St. Dominic's Convent.
At the new chapel attached to the convent of the sisters of the Order of St. Dominic in Second Street yesterday, thirteen postulants were received and eight novices took the solemn vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. A solemn mass was celebrated at 9 o'clock by the Rev. John B. Mayor of the Church of St. Nicholas, assisted by the Rev. William B. Butler, deacon, and Father Didacus of the Capuchin Order, sub-deacon.
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The postulants were . . . Miss Ellen Ahern . . . 
New York Times 17 August 1892
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A Sick Woman's Fatal Error in the Dark.

   Mrs. Catherine Ahern, 37 years old, died at her home, 1,458 First avenue, New York, from the effects of rat poison, which it is said by her relatives she took accidentally. She was the wife of John Ahern, who is employed in a carriage factory, at 39 Wooster street. They have one son, 19 years of age. Mrs. Ahern was taken sick several weeks ago with a diarrheal disorder and she had been growing worse right along. Her sister Mary Becker has been taking care of her. The doctor attending her gave little hope for her recovery. About 2 o'clock this morning Mrs. Ahern awakened her sister. What followed was told this morning by Mary Becker. She said: “When my sister called me she said she had terrible pains in her body. She was in fearful agony. I immediately awakened Mr. Ahern, who went to their physician, Dr. Van Fleet of 158 East Eighty-first street.
   “While her husband was gone Mrs. Ahern suddenly cried 'Mary. I must have taken the poison;' 'What poison?' I asked. Then she explained to me that she had mixed some rat poison with coffee last night to kill roaches with. She had the mixture in a cup which she stood in the sink in the kitchen. 'I must have taken that,' she cried. She could not tell when she took it, but it is supposed she got up to get a drink and in mistake swallowed the contents of the cup.
   “When she realized her position she carried on fearfully. It was evident that she was dying. She begged me to save her. 'What will John do? What will you do, Mary?' she cried. It was a heart rending scene. She died at 2:30, before her husband came back with the doctor's.”
   The dead woman's husband said that Dr. Van Fleet gave him some powders to give his wife but it was too late. Neither Mr. Ahern nor his sister in law believe that the woman took the poison with suicidal intent. They assert that it was an accident. The coroner will investigate the case.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 22 August 1892
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Mistook Poison for Medicine
Mrs. Catherine Ahern, aged thirty-seven, died at her residence, 1,453 First Avenue, early yesterday morning from the effects of rat poison which, it is alleged, she took by mistake. Mrs. Ahern was taken ill several weeks ago and had her sister, Mrs. Mary Becker had been nursing her. About 2 o'clock yesterday morning Mrs. Becker was aroused by her sister, who declared herself to be in grate pain, caused, she said, by her having taken some poison she had mixed with coffee the night before and placed on her table to catch roaches. She had mistaken it for medicine.
New York Times 23 August 1892
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Baseball Game
Mr. John Ahern, manager of the Union Junior Base Ball Club, of Arlington, challenges the Crescent Base Ball Club, of Arlington, to a game of ball, Aug. 27. Would also like to hear from the Mystic boys or the Mayflowers.
Arlington Advocate 26 August 1892
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Capitalist Sent to a Workhouse
St. Paul, Minn, Sept. 8.—Simeon [sic] J. Ahern, a leading lawyer, capitalist, and real estate man, worth $300,000, was convicted to-day of criminal libel and sentenced, without the option of a fine, to sixty days in the county workhouse. In a recent case in the District Court Mr. Ahern made affidavit that he had not witnessed an instrument which Attorney Moritz Heim had signed as notary public. Mr. Heim immediately charged Mr. Ahern with perjury and had him arrested for criminal libel.

The case came up to-day before Judge Twohy of the Municipal Court, and the evidence was so strongly against Mr. Ahern that the court, after delivering a severe lecture, pronounced the sentence sending the accused to the workhouse.

New York Times 9 September 1892
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Capitalist Sent to the Workhouse
St. Paul, Sept. 9—The criminal libel suit of Attorneys Moritz Heim against Capitalist S. J. Ahern had a sensational termination. Ahern published a pamphlet in which he bitterly attacked Archbishop Ireland as a swindler and accused Heim of certifying to acknowledgements fraudulently. Heim caused Ahern's arrest and the trial Thursday resulted in a conviction. Ahern was convicted and the court sent him to the workhouse for sixty days without the option of a fine. Ahern is a wealthy capitalist and the sentence created a great deal of discussion. Ahern will appeal the case.
Decatur Daily Review 10 September 1892
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An Awful Accident on the Fitchburg Road.

Horrors of the Great Quincy Disaster Recalled.
Nine People Killed and Upwards of Thirty Injured.
The Rear Coach of a Passenger Train Telescoped by a Fast Freight.
Passengers Terribly Crushed and Burned.
Boston, Mass., Sept. 11.—The horror of the great Quincy accident was repeated last night, when a through freight express train, west bound, on the Fitchburg railroad, ran into a passenger train standing on the outbound track, at West Cambridge Junction, telescoping the rear car, killing six persons outright and injuring nearly forty others, three of whom have since died. Passenger train No. 131, due to leave Boston at 10:15 p. m., started on time. When West Cambridge was reached, the engineer found it necessary, owing to the dense fog, to run close to the crossover in order to see if he had the right of way from the signal tower. While standing near the cross-over, the express freight train, bound west, came thundering along, and just as the passenger train started to cross to the Watertown branch, the freight train crashed into the rear of the passenger train, with the result above described.
When the engine struck the rear car it entered it like a wedge, spliting [sic] it in two parts, each of which fell outward upon the track, the whole roof of the car lodging on top of the locomotive. The recoil from the collision drove the heavily loaded freight cars backward, and although the two cars nearest the engine were not injured, ten or twelve cars behind them were mashed into kindling wood. The cars were piled upon one another in indescribable confusion, completely blocking both tracks for fully 100 yards. As soon as the accident occurred word was dispatched to the various police stations in Boston, Somerville and Cambridge, asking them to send surgeons to the scene. The relief and wrecking trains, on arriving at the scene, found six bodies removed from the debris and laid out in the West Cambridge passenger station. They were removed to the undertaker's, as were the bodies of the two others recovered later. By 1 o'clock this evening all the visible bodies are removed from the wreck, and the wounded carried for by willing hands. In the rear end of the ill-fated car a man's legs were dangling, the trunk being found a quarter of a mile down the track.
The rear brakeman of the passenger train, who was, shortly before the accident, sent back to notify the engineer of the freight train of danger ahead, states that he went back as directed, and signaled the freight train, and that his signal was answered by two whistles, which is the usual answer that all signals have been seen and noted. The reason for the collision, he feels sure, was that the engineer of the freight train could not control the train, which consisted of thirty cars, the greater part containing lumber. All were very heavy. Engineer Goodwin, of the freight train, is in the hospital, suffering from a bad shaking up, but not seriously injured. He says: "As soon as I saw the signals on the rear of the passenger train, I reversed the engine, but the momentum of the freight carried it into the passenger train."
The passenger cars, other than the rear one, were not very much injured, but the shock to the occupants was only a little less severe than that sustained by those in the last car. As soon as the crash came, frantic men and women rushed about in a purposeless way, shrieking and groaning. Flames soon began to burst from the wrecked freight cars. The fire department soon put out the flames. The work of rescue then began. One by one bodies were brought in and placed upon the depot floor. Mangled by the crash of timber, scalded by steam, and blackened by fire, they presented a sickening appearance. The groans of the injured and the cries of those who were searching for missing friends, added to the horrors of the scene.
A complete list of the killed and injured, as far as known, is as follows: Killed—S. J. Sullivan, Boston; Leon C. Raymond, Winchendon, a brakeman on the freight train; John Hudson, Watertown; James Lane, East Watertown; John H. Barnes, Newton; Miss Retta Feyler, Waltham; Benjamin Tuck, Waltham, died en route to the hospital; Miss Margerie Adams, Waltham, died today; H. H. Merrifield, Watertown, died today. Injured—Cornelius Doyle, Waltham, probably fatally; John Reagan, Frank Mills, Andrew Doyle, Watertown; Edmond Doyle, son of the above; G. M. Speare, Thomas O'Connel, Fred Warren, Waltham; Robert Orr, Newton; Thomas Waltham; Herbert P. Goodwin, engineer of the freight; Mary Dardis, Watertown; Eleanor O'Hern, Florence F. Park, Boston; Kate White, Cambridge ; L. S. Murphy, Waltham; Florence Clark, Boston; William O'Hern, Peter Whitney, John McPhee, Patrick Oakes, Watertown; Patrick Downey, Thomas F. Berry, George Good, Mrs. Fahey, James Smith, O. S. Hall, Waltham ; Mrs. George Wright, Cambridge; Mrs. Mary Ann Elliott, Newton; Thomas Canne, Thomas Lennox, John Mullen, Mrs. Stevens, Mrs. Welch, Richard Hellis, Watertown.
Los Angeles Herald 12 September 1892
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(Before Messrs. J. Gordon, S.M. and J. Abbott.)
Ann Buffer stole a wax bust of Charles Dickens from Daniel A'Hearn, of the Woodman Hotel, and was sentenced to three months imprisonment.
The South Australian Advertiser 13 September 1892
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Events the Past Week in Deer Lodge Social Circles.
Lieutenant Ahern and wife came in last week from the Clearwater country. Lieutenant Ahern will resume his duties at the college.
Anaconda Standard 18 September 1892
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Real-Estate Dealer Ahern Released.
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 29.—S. J. Ahern, the wealthy real-estate dealer who three weeks ago was sentenced to sixty days' imprisonment, without the privilege of a fine, for criminal libel in making affidavit that Notary Moritz had manipulated certain real-estate deeds, has been released at the request of those who brought action against him, and the suit for $10,000 damages brought by Moritz was today withdrawn. Ahern is advanced in years, was formerly a newspaper man, but is now worth $300,000.
Chicago Tribune 30 September 1892
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To Mr. and Mrs. William J. Ohern, 539 North Stone street, Tuesday Oct. 5, a daughter.
The Daily Review 6 October 1892
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They Do It to Defeat the Alleged Pomeroy Workingman's Slate.
   The trades unions of Chicago took further steps last night to oust the nominees of the Pomeroy ticket. They met at the Grant Northern Hotel under the auspices of the Cook County Reform League. The wording of the call was significant. It was declared that the meeting was to be one of “bona fide trade unionists to inaugurate a movement with the object in view of clearing the union name of disreputable politics.” W. S. Trimblin presided and Thomas M. Campbell acted as Secretary. The Chairman bitterly denounced the attempt of self-styled labor bodies to thrust a ticket upon the public in the name of the workers of Cook County. He also stated that the delegates did not hope to have the ticket they would nominate elected. Their chief object was to render impossible the placing of the Pomery ticket upon the official ballot.
   A Committee upon Resolutions then presented a lengthy platform advocating numerous reforms. Among them the abolition of convict labor, the passing of a law declaring Pinkertonism felonious, the taking of the police out of politics, and the placing of police officers under bond. The nomination of the following candidates was then unanimously carried:
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   Members of the General Assembly—First District, A. E. Knight; Second District, Philip Howley; Third District, L. Moore; Sixth District, M. F. Doney; Seventh District, Isa T. Greenacre; Eleventh District, James Ahern.
Chicago Tribune 7 October 1892
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This morning, shortly after seven o'clock, the body of a man unknown was found floating in the West Dock. The body was recovered by Police constables Foster and [Daniel] Ahern, of the Bute Dock Police Force. The deceased was a man about 28 years of age, 5ft. 8in. in height, fair complexion, and was attired in a black serge coat, blue jersey, black cloth trousers, check shirt, and flannel drawers.
Cardiff Evening Express 12 October 1892
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James Ahearn, administrator of John Ahearn, deceased, presented various account[s], which were passed.
Denton Journal 15 October 1892
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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has selected the following officers: Henry J. Nevat, president; William H. Greenwell, vice-president; R. M. Latham, secretary; and Michael Ahern, treasurer.
The Washington Post 20 October 1892
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Another runaway and another narrow escape from serious loss and injury occurred on our streets yesterday afternoon. A team belonging to Mr. Logan, hauling dirt on Ortega street just east of State, got away from the owner and ran furiously to State street, and in attempting to turn down the street the loaded wagon crowded them over to the sidewalk, the tongue of the wagon striking the narrow brick partition walll between the stores of Guitrerez [sic], the druggist, and Miss Ahern's millinery store with such violence as to break the tongue and throw one of the horses down. A crowd gathered at once, and after unhitching the team backed the wagon off the sidewalk. A difference of four inches ether way would have smashed into large plate glass of one or the other stores and caused a loss of hundreds of dollars. As it was, there was no loss to amount to anything, except the breaking of the tongue of the wagon. The team, which was a valuable one, also escaped injury almost entirely.
Los Angeles Times 21 October 1892
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Recent Arrivals at Leading Hotels of the World's Fair City
Tremont—C. W. P. Ford, San Francisco; C. A. Lane, Boston; C. D. Lathrop, New York; Wm. Kennedy, C. F. O'Hearn, Ann Arbor; B. Gates, Jamestown, N. Y.; J. J. Miller, New York; G. M. Buen, Rochester, N. Y.; G. J. Mead and wife, Boston; R. M. Armstrong, Albany; and the Ann Arbor Football team.
Chicago Tribune 30 October 1892
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Young M'Elemeel of Yonkers the Victim of a Barroom Row.
YONKERS, N. Y., Oct. 29.—Shortly after 12 o'clock this morning, John McElmeel, accompanied by James Smith, went into William Jones's saloon at 142 Riverdale Avenue, this city. Soon after, Jones and Smith got into a controversy over politics, in which McElmeel also joined, siding with his friend Smith. Smith drew a knife. Thomas Duge, who had been drinking in the saloon, took part in the controversy, and a fight was precipitated, in which he struck McElmeel a furious blow in the face. McElmeel in a dazed sort of a way rushed from the saloon to the sidewalk. He had taken only a few steps from the sidewalk into the road when he fell upon the street-railroad tracks. James Ahern of 163 Riverside Avenue, who saw him fall, assisted him to his feet, but he was shocked to find that the man was apparently dead. Duge, who had followed McElmeel out, helped Ahern to carry the body of the young man into Jones's dining room.

A messenger was hurriedly sent for Dr. Coons near by. Although he made great efforts, he was unable to resuscitate McElmeel. All the persons who saw him struck were taken to Police Headquarters as witnesses. McElmeel was a son of the late Edward McElmeel, at one time Street Commissioner of this city, and was twenty-two years of age. From the examination made of the body, Dr. Coons came to the conclusion that McElmeel had died from the shock of the blow, Duge being a very powerful man and having struck with full force. Coroner Mitchell of Yonkers took charge of the case and held the inquest this afternoon. The witnesses told the story of the affray and the above facts, holding Duge responsible for the young man's death.

This tragedy naturally created a good deal of excitement in this city, as the McElmeel family is old and widely known. Duge says that he had no intention of killing or even seriously injuring McElmeel. The blow was struck in the heat of passion and with no particular aim. He says he had no enmity against the young man.

New York Times 30 October 1892
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A Gloucester Man Covers the Republican Money in Philadelphia.
   PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 3.—Probably one of the largest individual bets made during the campaign was made this morning in this city, and the combined wagers to the amount of $40,000 are now in the hands of Mr. William M. Singerly, who acted as stakeholder. The betting was done by William Thompson, of Gloucester, and William B. Ahern, representing the Republican syndicate. The bet is for $20,000 on the general result.
   The Gloucester magnate now offers to bet $40,000, as follows: $20,000 even that Cleveland will be elected; $10,000 to $6,000 that Cleveland will carry New York, and $10,000 even that Cleveland will have 5,000 majority in New Jersey.
The Washington Post 4 November 1892
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The following diplomas and certificates have been granted to students who have just completed their courses in the School of Mines :—
Diploma of Associateship of the Otago School of Mines in Mining. — Gerald G. D. Ahern, Walter M. Fulton, Edward A. Paterson, Francis B. Stephens, Daniel B. Waters. Diploma of Associateship of the Otago School of Mines in Metallurgy. — Gerald G. D. Ahern,  . . . 
Otago Daily Times 8 November 1892
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New Suits
Mrs. Mary Ahern vs. Louis Hainerdt et al., for foreclosure of mortgage of $200 with interest and costs.
The Los Angeles Times 18 November 1892
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(From our Reporter)
Before Mr. D. Connor, presiding ; Messrs. A. Daunt,
and W. Longfield.
Constable Peters summoned Daniel Brien and Wm. Brien for assaulting Thomas Aherne on the 9th November, and Thomas Aherne for assaulting Wm. Brien. Complainant deposed that Thomas O'Brien and Wm. Aherne were in holds, and Daniel Brien came up and assaulted Aherne. A fine of 5s was imposed on each.
The Southern Star 19 November 1892
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Has Selected Some Assistants
James McHale, Coroner-elect, has selected some of his assistants. George Ahern of the Seventeenth Ward he has named as clerk of the office. . . . 
Chicago Tribune 22 November 1892
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Melbourne, November 27.   
A young man, William Ahearne, was sculling on the Yarra this morning in a clinker sculling boat when the boat upset and Ahearne was left struggling in the water. Several persons jumped in after him and assisted him to within 12 yards of the bank, when be suddenly collapsed and sank like a stone. His body was recovered a few hours after.
The South Australian Advertiser 28 November 1892
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 . . . The county officers-elect are selecting their subordinates.  . . .  James McHale has not yet completed his list. The Aldermen are pressing him hard to make some unfit appointments. He has resisted this [sic] far, but he may not be able to hold out. Eugene Bellar, George Ahern, J. S. Mendelssohn, and Con O'Brien have been selected thus far. M. J. Butler wants an appointement under McHale, but he will not get one. It is doubtful too, whether Thomas Jefferson McNally will get a place under McHale, though he may be provided for elsewhere. . . . 
Chicago Tribune 30 November 1892
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Ran Away and Was Cold and Starved When His Mother Found Him.
   Johnnie Ahearn, a bright-looking young boy of thirteen, who lives at 73 Varick Street, was arrested yesterday morning at One Hundred and Seventh Street and Columbus Avenue in a half-famishing and almost frozen condition, and was taken to Harlem Police Court, where his mother, Mrs. Catherine Ahern, said that the boy had been missing since Thursday morning. Johnnie attends the school in North Moore Street, and on Wednesday, Nov. 23, his teacher gave him a problem which he could not solve. She thought that he was either stupid or disobedient, and told him to bring his mother to the school. Johnnie went home, but did not deliver the message. On Friday, when he was sent to school he played truant, and did so on the following Monday, Tuesday. and Wednesday, playing in the streets, and going home to eat and sleep.
   His mother had noticed that he was not paying any attention to his books at home, and asked him how he was getting along in school. He made an evasive reply, and on Thursday morning she told him that she would go and ask his teacher how he was getting along. Johnnie took all his savings—$1.50—out of his penny bank and rode up to Harlem, where the family formerly lived. He hunted up an old chum, and they bought pies and went coasting. In she evening Johnnie took his friend to the Columbus Theatre and bought two half-dollar seats. His friend did not invite him to go home with him, but left him in the cold street. Johnnie wandered about all night, and when morning came he begged a breakfast, and then went coasting. He was afraid to go home.
   In the meantime his parents were distracted. They were afraid that some mishap had befallen him, and went to Police Headquarters, where they were told that he was probably hiding somewhere, and an alarm was sent out. On Friday it occurred to Mrs. Ahearn that Johnnie might have gone to Harlem. So she called on an old acquaintance in West One Hundred and Sixth Street, who told her he had seen Johnnie playing in the streets. Mrs. Ahearn started in search and spied Johnnie with a bigger boy at One Hundred and Fourth Street. As soon as he saw her he ran away. Early yesterday morning Mrs. Ahearn disguised herself and went up town again. She found Johnnie at One Hundred and Seventh Street; and Columbus Avenue, looking sick and nearly frozen. She called an officer, who caught the boy and took him to the Harlem Police Court, where Justice Voorhis gave him a severe lecture and then turned him over to his mother. As soon as Mrs. Ahearn reached home she put Johnnie to bed. He could hardly stand.
New York Times 4 December 1892
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Suicide of John Suhr
John Suhr, a German carpenter, 51 years of age, who boarded at the house of Mrs. Dora Ahern, No. 614 North Leavitt street, committed suicide by shooting himself yesterday morning. The police being notified they broke down the door of his room and found Suhr lying on the floor with a revolver by his side. Deputy Coroner Corbett got the case for his first inquest and discovered the man was despondent over the death last August of his son. He had also been sick for three or four days.
Chicago Tribune 6 December 1892
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Morris Ahearn was convicted in the South Boston District Court yesterday of assault on Patrolman Mann, of aiding a prisoner to escape and of assault on Mary Carmody. He was sentenced to one year in the house of correction.
The Boston Globe 6 December 1892
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Police Court
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th, 1892.
(Before the Police Magistrate and Mr. F. Halliday, J.P.)
(The Court opened at 10 o'clock.)
Indecent Language.—James Johnson alias Michael O'Hearn was charged with using indecent language in Howick-street, and was fined 20s, in default fourteen days' imprisonment.
Bathurst Free Press & Mining Journal 12 December 1892
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   On Christmas Day a man named John M. Ahern, residing at Clonavrick, reported to the police that he had been fired at by a cousin of his, named Eugene Ahern, while on the road near his house. He stated that he distinctly heard the bullet whizz past his ear. On an information having been made, District Inspector Maguire and several policemen proceeded to Clonavrick and arrested Eugene Ahern on the charge of shooting at his cousin. It is said that the prisoner's father has a license for a revolver, and that the prisoner admits to having fired a shot out of this revolver, but he denies that he fired at his relative. For some past the relations between the two families had not been cordial owing to a dispute about a farm of land from which the prisoner's father had been dispossessed, and which Andrew Ahern now holds. The prisoner, who is a young man, was brought before Mr. M. F. Barry, J.P., on Christmas Day, and remanded to the County Gaol for eight days.
   He will be brought up at the Macroom Petty Sessions on Wednesday next.
The Southern Star 31 December 1892
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A New York Widow's Throat Cut From Ear to Ear.
New York, Dec. 31.—Some time during Thursday night thieves killed Mrs. Annette Ahern, in her home at 424 West Fifty-fourth street. Her throat was cut from ear to ear with her own bread-knife. When her body was found Friday the bloodstained knife was discovered beside it. She owned the house in which she lived. She owned another in Brooklyn. It was her habit to collect the rents of both houses. The confusion in which her room was found indicates clearly that robbery was the motive of the person or persons who killed the woman. The door to her rooms had been broken in. Every place where money might be concealed had been gone over thoroughly. Whether the thieves killed the old woman in their rage, or whether they killed her after they had secured the money or when she made a struggle are still questions.
Hamilton Daily Republican 31 December 1892
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Fire Department Chages
Deputy Chiefs of Department John McCabe and Chief of Battalion John H. Kehoe will be relieved from service at fires beginning tomorrow. Chief of Battalion Charles D, Purroy was promoted to the position left by Mr. McCabe, and the following Foremen were made Chiefs of Battalions: Joseph Shea of Hospital and Training Stables, Edward F. Croker of Engine Company No. 1, Thomas J. Ahearn of Engine Company No. 5. The promotions go into effect to-morrow.
New York Times 1 January 1893
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Mr. Frank I. Ahern of Pittsburg is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ahern.
The Washington Post 4 January 1893
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More shooting outrages are reported. A farmer named John Ahern, living near Macroom, in county Cork, was shot at last week by his cousin, Eugene Ahern, though fortunately without injury ; and from the Tulla district, in County Clare, a man in disguise is said to have entered the house on Saturday night of the Misses Burke Browne, daughters of the late Mr. C. Burke Browne, J.P., and fired one shot across the kitchen, where the ladies happened to be, and three more up at the ceiling, and subsequently one more directly at one of the ladies, though luckily without hitting her.
Guardian 4 January 1893
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—At New York thieves killed Mrs. Annie Ahern in her house. Her throat was cut from ear to ear with her own bread knife. Every place where money might be concealed had been gone over thoroughly.
Cedar Rapids Standard 12 January 1893
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Arrested for Robbery.
BUTTE, Jan. 18.—Officer Parker to-night arrested a man named Tim Ahearn, in the eastern part of the city, for stealing a gold watch and chain, a gold ring and a roll of blankets. The complainant is being held us a witness to appear against Ahearn.
Anaconda Standard 19 January 1893
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(Per United Press Association.)
Auckland, June1.   
   A young man named William O'Hearn, belonging to Auckland, died in the hospital to-day from injuries received while working on the railway contract.
The Wanganui Herald 5 June 1893
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At the Central Criminal Court to-day a young man named John Kendrick was charged with the murder of John Ahearn at Sydney on April 4 last. The tragedy occurred through a public house dispute, prisoner afterwards throwing a stone which inflicted the injuries on deceased from which he died. Accused was found guilty of manslaughter and was sentenced to 12 years penal servitude.
Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser
6 June 1893
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Sydney, June 5. At the Central Criminal Court to-day John Hendrick was found guilty of the manslaughter of John Ahearn, and sentenced to two years' penal servitude. On the night of April 3 a row arose over Hendrick wanting to force Ahearn to pay for drinks in a public-house, and Hendrick threw a stone which struck Ahearn, inflicting each injuries that he died next day.
The Adelaide Advertiser 6 June 1893
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Navvy Injured.
Auckland, Tuesday.—A workman named William O'Hearn, brought down by the train on Saturday from Rotorua, suffering from serious in juries received whilst working on the railway contract, died at the hospital yesterday morning. At the inquest a verdict of accidental death was returned.
Bay Of Plenty Times 7 June 1893
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Mr. Frank I. Ahern returned to Pittsburg, Pa. after a visit to his parents.
The Washington Post 9 January 1893
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Miss Nellie Ahern will be the next State Librarian at Indianapolis. This was decided at a caucus of the two Houses in which 64 votes were cast for Miss Ahern and only 8 for the horrid male candidate.
Chicago Tribune 26 January 1893
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An attempt at burglary was made Friday night in the upper story of the building adjoining Guiterez's drug store, where Miss Ahern, the milliiner, and her assistant sleep, but the burglar was frightened away by the ladies' screams before effecting an entrance.
Los Angeles Times 5 February 1893
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Subscription List in Aid of the Widow and Orphan of the Late Tim Ahern, National Teacher, Rosscarbery.
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The Southern Star 11 February 1893
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A case of importance to licensed victuallers came off during the week, John Ahern, of the Railway Hotel, being summoned by his stableman for wages amounting to over £20. Mr. C. B. Fitzgerald appeared for the complainant, Mr. Ahern conducting his own case. The police magistrate, Mr. J. A. M'Arthur, ruled that Ahern or any licensed victualler cannot deduct any amount disputed for drinks or cash advanced on account of wages. A man who was lately in the employ of Mr. Green, a licensed victualler, sued him for balance of wages, and while admitting owing Green the money he disputed his authority to be allowed to stop the amount he acknowledged as owing. Mr. Green paid the amount into court.
The Brisbane Courier 24 February 1893
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Run Down by a Railroad Barge Off Pier 1, North River.
Patrick Bruin and John O'Hern, two junk men about 60 years old, were caught between two railroad barges in the slip just north of old Pier 1, North River, New York, at 11:10 this morning and crushed to death. The men were well known along the river and had been in the business for years. From the scattered and contradictory ideas of the men about the freight dock it is supposed that the men were trying to get out of the slip and were driven in by the tide under barge No. 10 which was along side the pier. While they were in this position barge No. 17, loaded with freight cars and propelled by tug Delaware, headed into the slip. When she was close in to the other barge Captain John Buller, who was on 17, saw the danger of the two men and rushed to their assistance but was too late.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 10 March 1893
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Terrible Death of Two Men in New York Harbor.
   NEW YORK, March 10.—Patrick Bruin and John O'Hearn, junkmen, about sixty years old, were caught between two Pennsylvania Railroad barges in the slip just north of old Pier 1 North River, and were crushed to death.
   Bruin was attempting to climb from a rowboat to one of the barges when the two barges came together, crushing him and almost cutting his body in twain. O'Hearn was in the rowboat when the barges came together and was crushed to death also, his body being badly mangled.
The Washington Post 11 March 1893
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Two junkboatmen, John Ahearn and Patrick Bruin, were crushed to death yesterday morning while in their boat in the slip at the Pennsylvania Railroad wharf, Pier 1 North River, by being caught between two railroad floats. The tugboat Delaware, Capt. Bullier, was about entering the slip with a float carrying ten heavily loaded cars. The rowboat in which were Ahearn and Bruin was at the mouth of the slip. A strong ebb tide was running and the wind was blowing a small gale. The men made but little headway. A float was moored to the north side of the wharf. As the tugboat with the heavily-laden float swung into the slip Capt. Bullier saw that the small boat was in danger of being run down and he whistled a warning and at the same time backed water. The junkmen realized their danger and made frantic efforts to pull out of the way, but the tide and wind dead against them. The strong tide swung the tugboat and float into the ship [sic], and their small boat was caught between the two floats. Bruin jumped to his feet and was endeavoring to clamber on to the float with the assistance of Capt. Bullier when the floats came together. Ahearn was crushed as he sat in the boat with the oars in his hands.

Ahearn was sixty years old and kept a junkshop in South Street, near Coonties Slip. He leaves a son, who is a telegraph operator in the employ of the Postal Telegraph Company, and an unmarried daughter. Bruin was sixty-two years old, and lived at the corner of Park and Centre Streets. They had been in the junk business for many years and were well-known aloing the river front. There does not appear to be any blame for the fatal occurrence attached to the Captain of the tugboat, who is said to have done all he could to avoid the accident.

New York Times 11 March 1893
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The defendants in the case of Mrs. Mary Ahern vs. Louis Hainerdt et ux., for an action to foreclose a mortgage for $200, and interest, on lot 26 of the University addition tract, having allowed the matter to go by default, Judge McKinley ordered a decree against them, as prayed for, yesterday morning.
The Los Angeles Times 11 March 1893
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 . . . There was considerable trouble over the nomination of Constables, especially in the Thirty-fourth Ward. Each ward is entitled to four Constables, and it was agreed that the delegates from each ward should select their own nominees. In the Thirty-fourth Ward the name of P. J. Ahern, a resident of the Thirty-second [sic] Ward, was proposed. . . . 
Chicago Tribune 12 March 1893
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Dan Ahern, one of the best blacksmiths in Arizona, is doing a good business at his shop on Gila street.
The Arizona Sentinel 18 March 1893
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An Injured Wife Kills the Destroyer of Her Happiness.
Kansas City, MO., March 27.—[Associated Press.]—Mrs. Annie O'Hearn, the young wife of Michael O'Hearn and daughter of Patrick Sherlock, shot through the heart and instantly killed Mrs. Millie Gore, a notorious woman, at the door of the latter's house, 1229 McGee street, at 9:30 o'clock last night. The woman had come between Mrs. O'Hearn and her husband, had broken up a happy home and had exasperated and tantalized the injured wife.
The Arizona Republican 28 March 1893
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Private and Public Bequests Made.
The will of the late Dr. Samuel Bradbury, of Old Town, has just been filed at the Probate Court.  . . . He bequeaths to Nellie Ahern of Old Town, in remembrance of faithful care and attendance, $500. . . . 
Bangor Daily Whig & Courier 31 March 1893
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A man named John Ahern died in the Sydney Hospital from fracture of the skull, said to have been caused by his being hit on the head with a stone by a labourer named John Kendrick, who has been arrested.
The Brisbane Courier 5 April 1893
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SYDNEY, April 5.   
A man named John Ahearn, aged 29, a blacksmith, died at the hospital yesterday. His death was caused by a fracture of his skull, which, he said was caused by a hit on the head from a stone thrown by a labourer, named Jno. Kendrick, during a quarrel. Kendrick has been arrested.
The West Australian 7 April 1893
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The inquest on the body of James Ahern, who was killed by a blow on the head from a stone thrown during a drunken quarrel at Surrey Hills, was concluded to-day. The jury returned a verdict of manslaughter against John Kendrick, who threw the stone, and he was committed for trial.
The Argus 8 April 1893
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Mr. and Mrs. William Ahern, of DeWald street, rejoice in the arrival of a young son.
Fort Wayne Daily Gazette 11 April 1893
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Departure of Irish Girls For The World's Fair.
QUEENSTOWN, Thursday.   
   The White Star Liner Britannic sailed to-day from Queenstown, and on her large passenger list there are at least twenty whose arrival in the States will be watched with interest—they are the Irish lads and lasses who will represent Ireland in the village at the forthcoming Chicago Exposition. As is now well known, the charming idea of transplanting to the shores of Lake Michigan an Irish colony, representative of all the most realistic features of Irish life, is due to the Countess of Aberdeen, who, once she saw her way to its successful realisation, spared no pains to make the undertaking thoroughly worthy both of her ladyship's energy and the beauties of the Emewrald Isle. In conjunction with the late Mr. Peter White, of the Irish Woolen Company, Lady Aberdeen selected a party of lace-makers, dairymaids, and other representatives of the cottage industries of Ireland, and by their aid hopes to make the Irish village at Chicago one of the brightest spots in the whole of the Columbian Exposition. . . . 
   The party which sailed to-day was in charge of Miss Charlton, Dublin, and comprised of the following young ladies, who will have charge of the stalls whereat Irish bog oak, Irish marble, and other articles of Irish manufacture may be purchased :—Miss Brazil, Miss Goggin, Miss Keane, Miss Robinson, Miss Moyne. The spinners, lace-makers, and dairymaids are :—Bridget McGuiney, Bridget Healy, Mary Flynn, Katie Halliday, Mary Cosgrove, Mary Kavanagh, Ellen Ahern, Ellie Murphy, Maggie Dennehy, Michael Nicholas, Johanna Doherty, Katie Barry, Hannah Connolly, Patrick Doherty, and Patrick Fagan. They all arrived in Queenstown this morning by the American mail, and full of heart and spirit for their trip westward. The spinners and weavers, who stood about the quay previous to going on board, were at once recognised by their pretty travelling dresses, which were of a uniform colour. They all wore cloaks of Irish navy blue serge, lined with crimson satin, with a deep frill around the shoulders and a turned-down collar. The mails having been placed on the bridge, the passengers stepped on board, and a pleasant trip was made to the Britannic, which lay a short distance inside the forts. In less than twenty minutes passengers, mail sacks, and luggage were transferred to the big ship. The tenders gave a farewell whistle, dipped her flag, and dropped astern, when the liner returned the salutation. Among those who came specailly to Queenstown to bid the "Irish Colony" God speed were Lady Arnott and Miss Arnott, both of whom, with Sir John Arnott, take a deep interest in the project.
The Irish Times 14 April 1893
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Postville Particles
The appointment of a democratic postmaster at Calmar was made last week, and thereby hangs a tale. Jas. Ahern, a dark horse, was the winner through the questionable methods of John Finn, a Decorah politician, who has been down to Washington. He had access to all of the candidate's papers on file in the department, and ex-congressman Butler strongly intimates through his paper this week that John come the heathenish sleeve trick with the other candidates' papers, leaving only his man (Ahern's) for inspection by the postmaster general. The GRAPHIC hopes to see a few search warrants in the matter.
Graphic 27 April 1893
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The next case taken up was that of J. P. Ahern who was charged with stealing a horse from William Wallace at Kaysville on December 3, 1892. Ahern is the author of and pleads guilty to having written thirty-six inches of so-called poetry which he manufactured while in the Davis county jail but fortunately he was not on trial for "monkeying with the muse." His poetry begins as follows:
The time is passing on
           While in this lonesome jail,
Far from my home and friends so dear,
           There's none to go my bail.
According to the evidence of William Wallace, he rode into Kaysville on the morning of December 3 and hitched his horse to a rack. Shortly after, he met Ahern and said, "Do you ever tip a hobo." "Not at this time of year," said Wallace. The latter then went into a store and shortly after Ahern mounted the horse and rode away. An officer had seen Ahern riding away, and as soon as Wallace discovered his loss the officer started in pursuit of the poet and overtook him about three miles from town.

In the meantime Ahern had stopped at a farm house and eaten dinner, which he did not pay for. Miss Martha Harvey waited upon him at the meal and at its conclusion she gave him her name and he promised to sell the horse when he reached Salt Lake and send her the money for the refreshments. His plans, however, were frustrated by his arrest and Miss Harvey has long since placed the sum due her upon the loss side of her ledger.

There was no controversy over the allegation that Ahern took the horse but denied that he did so with the intention of stealing it. His defense was that he is a musician and a poet, and that he was drunk at the time. He stated that he had been drinking heavily upon the day of the theft and had no intention of stealing the animal. In his statement to the jury he said: "Gentlemen I am not a horsethief and do not make my living that way.

In answer to a question propounded by his counsel, H. E. Booth, Ahern stated that he had written for (sic) some for the newspapers and worked for a short time in a lawyer's office, which was considered a dangerous admission. "What did you take the horse for?" said Mr. Smith. "I just wanted to take a ride," replied Ahern. "Did you tell this girl that you intended to sell the horse when you reached Salt Lake?" "On my oath, I did not sir; I would rather do two years than to break that oath. I asked her name so that I might retaliate for her courtesy and kindness if I ever had an opportunity.

The jailer at Farmington, where Ahern was confined for several months stated that he acted the "perfect gentleman" while a guest of the county. It also came out in the evidence that Ahern was absent from Kaysville for several hours, but only got three miles away in that time. The case reached the jury shortly after 12 o'clock, and at 2 they returned into court with a verdict of not guilty. Ahern was overjoyed at the result and left the court room apparently the happiest man that ever left it under similar circumstances.

The Salt Lake Herald 2 May 1893
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Nomination of Councillors.
At noon yesterday, T. F. Gibson, Esq., the Returning Officer for the Borough, received the following nominations:—Phillip Joseph Hennessy, proposed by John Ahern, seconded by W. Ingram. Henry Bradcock, proposed by Robert Cawston, seconded by Andrew Jonson. The poll will take place on Wednesday 17th May.
Manawatu Herald 9 May 1893
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Fifteen Cars Went Into the Canal
Zanesville, Ohio, May 16.—A serious wreck occurred on the Pan Handle, near Fraserburg, Ohio this morning. An axle broke on an eastbound frieght just as the train entered the bridge over the canal. The bridge was dragged down and fifteen cars piled up in the canal. The trainmen escaped by jumping. All passenger trains have to be detoured via Trinway, Zanesville, and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to Newark. Willam Forsythe and Edward O'Hearn of Steubenville, Ohio, were riding on the freight train. Forsythe was killed and O'Hearn fatally injured.
New York Times 17 May 1893
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Thomas Aherns Shot and Killed in St. Louis by a Playmate
St. Louis, Mo., May 18.—[Special.]—This afternoon Robert E. Fitzwilliams, aged 15, shot and instantly killed Thomas Ahern, aged 17. Ahern and several other boys were playing ball and Fitzwilliams was throwing sticks at them and finally threw a rock. Ahern threw a rock back and Fitzwilliams threw it again, this time hitting Ahern. The two started towards each other, when Fitzwilliams drew a revolver and fired, the ball passing through Ahern's heart, killing him instantly. Fitzwilliams was at once placed under arrest. He claims he was carrying the revolver for fun and merely drew it to frighten Ahern and had no intention of shooting him. Fitzwilliams is the son of the business manager of the Star-Sayings and Ahern's father is the foreman of an engine company.
Chicago Tribune 19 May 1893
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A Quarrel Among Boys Ends in Murder.
ST. LOUIS, May 18.—A deplorable tragedy, directly traceable to sensational literature, occurred here this afternoon. Seven boys were playing ball at the corner of Cook avenue and Perry Street. A quarrel arose, and Emmet Fitzwilliams, son of J. J. Fitzwilliams, cashier of the Star Sayings Publishing Company, shot Thomas Ahern through the heart. The boys had been great friends, and were given to novel reading. Emmet is thirteen, and the boy he killed was fifteen years old. The youthful homicide is in jail.
New York Times 19 May 1893
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Two Young Men Injured—One Fatally.
An Axle Gives Way and Seventeen Cars Plunge Into the Canal—
Loss Estimated at $100,000.
   The Pan Handle experienced a most terrible wreck at Frazevsburg at six o'clock last Tuesday morning. East bound freight No. 76, composed of forty cars of livestock, merchandise and empty gondolas was passing through the village at a lively rate, when an axle under the eighth car from the engine broke, thereby releasing the wheels and causing the car to drop upon the track. While in this condition the car struck the iron bridge, that spanned the canal, knocking it from the foundation and plunging thirteen gondolas, three cars of merchandise and one car laden with hogs into the canal.
   Two young men, Will Forsythe and Thomas O'Herron, of Steubenville, were in a car stealing a ride, and were buried underneath the wreck. Forsythe was taken out alive, but soon died. The body was taken to Steubenville on the first train. O'Herron's injuries are serious, although his life is not despaired of. None of the train men were injured.
   The wreck was one of the most damaging that ever occurred on the Pan Handle and the company's loss will probably reach $100,000. Nearly all the hogs in the wrecked car were slaughtered. Wrecking crews were hurried from Columbus and Dennison and it required two days to clear the track and arrange for the passage of trains. A temporary bridge was erected and while these repairs were in progress all trains diverted at Trinway and Newark and ran over the Muskingum Valley and Baltimore & Ohio. The wreck train was in charge of Engineer H. T. Langill and Conductor H. J. Forbes.
Democratic Standard 19 May 1893
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Daniel Ahern had the misfortune to cut his hand badly this week while trying to open a can.
The Natick Bulletin 26 May 1893
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Fulton—Ahern.—On June 28th, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. W. O. Robb, James, eldest son of Charles Fulton, Blenheim, to Maggie, daughter of John Ahern, Deep Creek.
Marlborough Express 3 July 1893
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Election of Officers in the Local Fire Department.
Assistant Chief Montgaillard Will Succeed Himself, Too—The Department in Good Condition. Chief Engineer Guthrie of the Fire Department was re-elected by the Fire Commissioners last evening to succeed himself. So was Assistant Chief Montgaillard. It was the regular monthly meeting of the board, but instead of being held at the Corporation House, as is customary, the Commissioners met at President David Ahern's house on E street, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth, Mr. Ahern being unable to be about on account of his broken leg. . . . 
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 1 August 1893
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Arrested for the Killing of Walsh.
Five men were arrested Tuesday night for complicity in the death of Eugene Walsh of 91 Tenth Avenue, who died Sunday morning at the New-York Hospital from a fracture of the skull received in a fight in West Seventeenth Street. James Carton, a laborer, living at 432 West Seventeenth Street was arrested Sunday, as was told in the New-York Times yesterday. The other men arrested are Lawrence Ahern, twenty-nine years old, of 432 West Twenty-seventh Street, and Martin Scheinck, thirty years old, of West Seventeenth Street, who were with Carton at the time of the fight with Walsh, and William Keirnan, twenty years old, of 502 West Sixteenth Street; John Shevlin, twenty years old, of 508 West Sixteenth Street, and John Keegan, twenty-one years old, of 62 Tenth Avenue, who were with Walsh. In the Jefferson Market Police Court yesterday Keegan was discharged, but the other men were held for examination.
New York Times 9 August 1893
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ROLLESTON, August 14. The following are the latest stock passings :—On the 12th instant, 217 bulls, from Gyoomgay, en route to Canobie, Mr. J. Smallman in charge. Today, 1020 mixed cattle, from Moray Downs, en route to Forbes, New South Wales, Mr. Phillip Ahern in charge ; 2000 bullocks, from Uanda, traveling to St. George, Mr. Pitt in charge.
The Capricornian 19 August 1893
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The following Surgeons have been promoted to the rank of Staff Surgeon in her Majesty's Fleet :—E. E. Bray, John L. Aherne, B.A., E. J. Biden, E. G. Swan, W. Eames, C. W. Sharples, R. W. Anderson, J. Ottley.
The Times 30 August 1893
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September 11.
Stock Movements and State of the Country
—Poison Bush.
   The following lots of cattle passed through on the 9th instant:—Mr. Philip Ahern with 750 bullooks and 250 cows from Moray Downs, en route to Esk, for sale; Mr. North owner. And on the 10th instant, a lot of 700 really good bullocks passed from Redford bound for selection, near Burrandowan, owned by Mr. George Hooper, and driven by P. L. Brabazon. This lot shows careful droving.
   A great many complaints are being made by drovers coming by Springsure of the quantity of cattle lost by poison. As many as 160 deaths have occurred out of one mob. A week ago we had the promise of an early spring. The young grass was looking most luxuriant, but within the last four days the weather has become bitterly cold at night, and we have had four heavy hoarfrosts, putting the grass back for a time. We have had just five months' frost, commencing on the 15th April, since which time we have had alternate frosts and rain.
The Brisbane Courier 15 September 1893
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Gone For a Rest.
Officer William Ahern was yesterday granted leave of absence for ten days by the Police Commissioners. He has gone to Stockton to spend a couple of days, and from there will go to Oakland. Stephen Wilson will look out for Ahern's beat during his absence.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 20 September 1893
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J. D. Ahern's new steam laundry, it is expected, will be in condition to begin work next week. Mr. Marks, the new head laundryman, is now here. He is an Englishman, and comes highly recommended.
Sycamore True Republican 27 September 1893
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The following transfer of hotel licenses has been granted—Buck's Head hotel, Napier street, Alice Ahern to Elizabeth Snadden ; . . . Robert Burns hotel, Smith-street, Timothy Ahern to Mary Cain; . . . 
Mercury and Weekly Courier 28 September 1893
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Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction,
In the WILL of JOHN AHERN, late of Brisbane,
in the Colony of Queensland, Inspector of Police, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that, after the expiration of fourteen days from the date of the publication hereof, application will be made to the said Honourable Court that PROBATE of the WILL of the abovenamed John Ahern, deceased, may be granted to MARY AHERN, of Brisbane aforesaid, Widow, and ANDREW JOSEPH THYNNE, of Brisbane aforesaid, Solicitor, the Executors named in the said Will.
Dated at Brisbane this Twenty-sixth day of September, A.D. 1893.
THYNNE & MACARTNEY, Australian Mutual Provident Chambers, Edward-street, Brisbane.
The Brisbane Courier 30 September 1893
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Arrivals at the North Wall Station by the London and North-Western Company's Express Passenger Steamer :— . . . Staff Surgeon J. L. Ahern, R. N. . . . 
The Irish Times 30 September 1893
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John Ahern
BEGS to announce that he has commenced business on his own account as a
in those premises lately occupied by Jenkins and Co. Hall street, Foxton. Carts built to any size, and Buggie and Traps repainted and varnished on the premises.
Manawatu Herald 3 October 1893
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ALL Persons having CLAIMS against the Estate of the late JOHN AHERN, Inspector of Police, are requested to forward particulars of the same to the undersigned.
THYNNE & MACARTNEY, Solicitors, Australian Mutual Provident Chambers, Brisbane.
The Brisbane Courier 12 October 1893
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James Ahern has returned from a visit among old friends in southern Illinois. While absent he had great sport at hunting. He took his dog Schneider with him and between them they bagged much game including opossums.
LeMars Sentinel 26 October 1893
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At the Adelaide Police Court on Thursday morning Mr. Jas. Gordon heard a case against Mary Ann Phillips, in which she was charged with procuring a girl under the age of 17 years for immoral purposes. The evidence was heard with closed doors. The charge, which was laid under section 6 of the Criminal Law Consolidation Amendment Act of 1885, better known as the Social Purity Act, read thus:—"That being the occupier of certain premises in Hindley-street she did unlawfully and knowingly procure a certain female under the age of 17 years, to wit Alice Buckley, for immoral purposes." Inspector Sullivan prosecuted, and Mr. J. R. Anderson defended.

Alice Buckley, sometimes known as Alice Ahearn, was the first to give evidence for the prosecution. She looked much older than she really is, and could easily be taken for a girl of 18 or 19 years of age. In detailing her [evidence] she said on Sunday week last she went to the prisoner's house about 2.30 in the afternoon to see a friend named Annie Quin. Remained there to tea, and slept in a room by herself that night. The next day saw a man named Jim at the house, and went with him into one of the rooms. Was asked by the prisoner to go with him; she saying, "Go upstairs with this man and he will give you some money. "Received 5s. from him, and gave prisoner 2s. Was asked her age by prisoner, and said, "I am not quite 15." Was told by her to say she (witness) was over 18 if any one asked her. On the Wednesday following two men went to the house, and prisoner asked her to stay with one of them that night. Refused ; and she said "If you don't I will thrash you." Stayed that night with the man and received £1 from him, and of this sum gave prisoner 5s. On Sunday last was still at the house when her mother arrived. Was told by prisoner to hide, so went into the back yard. By Mr. Anderson—Had been living at home before the date referred to. Was going to Sunday-school at the Flinders-street Baptist Church, but changed her mind and went to see her friend at the prisoner's house.

Helen Ahearn, mother of the previous witness, deposed that her daughter would be 14 years of age on March 5 next. Her daughter left home on November 12 with the intention of going to Sunday-school, but witness had never seen her since then until that morning. On November 19 went to prisoner's house, and asked if her daughter Alice was there. Prisoner went inside the house and returned in a few minutes and said, "Oh, no, she is not here." Told her the child would not be 14 years of age until next March, and asked her if the girl should go there to let witness know. Prisoner promised to do that, and on calling again the same night repeated the request and left her address. Prisoner said, "If the girl comes I will let you know in the morning." Her daughter had left home for a week a short time ago.

Agnes Quin, a young girl, said she was born on March 28, 1876. Had been living at prisoner's house on and off for about a month. Saw Alice Buckley at the house on November 12 and knew that she slept with a man one night. Foot-constable Jordan stated that on November 22, at about 1 o'clock in the morning, he was stationed in Hindley-street, when he was called by the prisoner to her house, where there was a disturbance going on. It was a dispute between a bushman and Norah Quin. Saw Agnes Quin and Alice Buckley, and when they saw witness they ran into the yard. Said to the prisoner, "What are those girls doing out there?" She replied, "They are all right; they missed the last train to Alberton." Followed Buckley, brought her into the house, and remarked to prisoner, "This girl is under age." Prisoner replied, "Yes, I am only keeping her for her mother, who is going to call for her." The girl then interjected, " No, you are not, Mrs. Phillips. When my mother was here you told me to hide from her." Took the girl to the police-station.

Foot Constable Pawson said he had known the prisoner as having been the keeper of a brothel for the past five years. Arrested her the previous day, and after telling her the charge and cautioning her she replied—"I am not guilty." The prisoner reserved her defence and was committed for trial, bail being allowed, in her own recognisance of £100 and two sureties of £75 each. Honorah Quin, who was arrested on the premises of the prisoner Phillips, was charged with being an idle and disorderly person, she was described by the police as a prostitute, and a bushman deposed to having been robbed by her of £1 when he was staying one night at Phillips's house. She was sentenced to two months' imprisonment with hard labor. Agnes Quin, who had given evidence in the case against Phillips, was charged:— "That she, being a child under the age of 18 years, unlawfully did reside in a reputed brothel in Hindley-street, and she therefore be deemed a neglected child." The defendant pleaded guilty and was ordered to be sent to the reformatory until she was 18 years of age. Alice Ahearn, the main witness in the first case, was also proceeded against for being a deserted child. Mr. Gordon gave her a moral lecture and ordered her to be sent to the Reformatory for 12 months. He had the power to keep her there until she was 18 years of age, but he would give her a chance to reform.

The South Australian Advertiser 24 November 1893
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Our Taroom correspondent, writing on the 21st instant, says :—The stock passings are as follow:—On the 17th instant Mr. Philip Ahern passed with 50 head of horses, a droving plant, returning to the Barcoo to lift cattle.
The Brisbane Courier 25 November 1893
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(Before Mr. R. Fairbairn, R.M.)
Drunks.—John Morris was fined £2 10s. for being drunk and resisting the police. Richard Ahearn and John Cable were cautioned, and John Barlow was fined 5s. for drunkenness.
The West Australian 28 November 1893
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Largely Attended Sunlight Party of the Highland Club.
   ARLINGTON, Nov 30—One of the largest and most successful dancing parties given in town hall in some time was held this afternoon, the occasion being the 10th annual sunlight party of the Highland club, a popular social and athletic organization.
   Mr. Wm. Kenney acted as floor director, with Mr. John Sweeney as assistant director, and the aids were Messrs. George Farrell, Thomas Morris, James Fermoyle, John Sullivan, Wm. Bradley and Thomas Kenney.
   Among those present were: . . . Mr. John Ahern . . . 
The Boston Globe 1 December 1893
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Chicago, Ill., December 19—A sixteen round prize fight between Tim O'Hearn and L. McManigle [sic] of Chicago occurred about ten miles from this city, just over the Indiana line, at 1:30 this morning. Both men had been in training for about six weeks and fought a fierce battle for the $1,000 prize. Over one hundred Chicago and Hammond sports paid an admission fee of $5 to witness the battle in which Tim O'Hearn came out winner.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 19 December 1893
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Telegraphic Notes of Sport
Hammond, Ind., Dec. 19.—L. McGanigal and Tim Ahern fought a bloody prize-fight near here early this morning. The men had been in training for six weeks and both went into the ring in first-class condition. The fight lasted ten rounds and Ahern punished his opponent in a fearful manner. McManigal threw up the sponge and Ahern was declared the winner. Ahern gets $1,000.
Chicago Tribune 20 December 1893
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   ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY.—The Royal Humane Society, as a result of the investigation of many cases of bravery in saving life brought under its notice this month, has conferred medal and other rewards upon the undermentioned persons :— . . . on T[homas]. W[illiam]. Paine, of Lydd, farmer, who saved S[tephen]. Ahern on the occasion of the capsizing of a lifeboat during the heavy gale at Dungeness on the 27th ult., when Paine had to go 200 yards out in the sea to effect the rescue.
The Times 22 December 1893
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Reception to Rev. Father O'Hern
   Among the many pleasant social gatherings in Olean yesterday, it is doubtful if any was more pleasant or more enjoyable than the reception tendered by Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Hern, at their home in South Olean, to their son Rev. Father D. W. O'Hern. The ordination of Rev. Father O'Hern, a full account of which was given in the HERALD at the time, was performed by Bishop Mullin in the Cathedral at Erie on December 17th. Rev. Father O'Hern has many admiring Olean friends, not only in the church to which he is devoted, but in his general acquaintance. The reception was preceded by a grand banquet. The house was well filled with guests and the new priest received numerous costly presents. Among them was a solid gold watch. Among the guests present at the reception were: Rev. Father Hamel, Rev. Father Riley, Deacons Smith and Dillon; Miss Josie O'Hern, Messrs. Charles, John and Morris O'Hern and Mrs. Courtney of DuBois, Pa.; Mrs. William Sullivan, Misses Maggie and Anna O'Hern of Buffalo; Mrs. Casey of Bradford; Miss Nora and Timothy Casey of Hinsdale; Mr. and Mrs. Shine and Miss Anna Shine of Portville and L. M. O'Hern of Knapps Creek.
   Rev. Father O'Hern will go to Erie where he will officiate at St. Peter's cathedral until assigned to a parish.
Olean Daily Herald 26 December 1893
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John Ahern, a lad of 12, while coasting on Twenty-third street yesterday collided with another sled and broke his left leg just above the ankle. He was removed to his home at 230 Twenty-sixth street and Dr. Powers was summoned. The broken limb was set and the lad made as comfortable as possible,. The fracture is a very bad one, but Dr. Powers anticipates no serious results.
The Ogden Standard 4 January 1894
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A L P H A .
Owing to the illness of Mr. S. B. Williams, J.P., Police Court business lately has had to be attended to solely by Mr. W. J. Lyons, J.P., as follows. On the 27th of December, John Ahern appeared in custody charged with being drunk and disorderly in the Carriers' Arms Hotel. He pleaded guilty, but explained "I thought I could do as I liked in a public house so long as I paid my way." He was cautioned and discharged.
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 9 January 1894
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Mrs. Ahern Was Careworn and Sorrowful

Maurice, the Son, Was Sentenced to Two Months in Jail.
Careworn and sorrowful appeared the chief witness for the government in the assault and battery complaint against Maurice Ahern, heard yesterday morning before Judge Parmenter in the municipal criminal court. She was Ahern's mother. Mrs. Charlotte Ann Ahern is apparently 60 years of age. She was attired in sober black and the straightforward story which she told the court was related in tones of distressful sorrow. In his opening address lawyer Maxwell, who conducted the prosecution, informed the magistrate that Mrs. Ahern was possessed of a life estate in a building numbered 67 Albany st. Her children, according to the terms of her husband's will, would have the estate in fee after their mother's death. Maurice, the lawyer said, was formerly a well-behaved, peaceable young man. He was a very different sort of person now, the lawyer went on to say, and had made his mother's life a burden to her.

The specific case for the court to pass upon was an alleged assault and battery which took place on the first day of the present year. Ahern was accused of entering his mother's sleeping apartment, between 11 and 12 o'clock that day, and spitting twice in her face. To effect an entrance to the room, the court was told, that the son had first broken in the door. Mrs. Ahern succeeded in closing the door against him and barricaded it with the table and chairs. She then went to the window and called out for assistance, when her son left the house.

There were other offenses by the defendant against his mother antedating the case on trial, the lawyer said, which if the court would permit he would advert to. Proceeding lawyer Maxwell told the court that Ahern was before the court some months ago upon a complaint of malicious mischief and was then fined and placed under bonds to keep the peace. His mother at that time refused to appear against him, hoping that he might amend his ways. There had been offenses against her almost innumerable, according to the lawyer's further statements, such as necessitated her leaving her own house and taking refuge with friends living in another house on the same street. No appeal, however, before the present time had been made to the law to secure this woman in her undoubted right to the quiet enjoyment of her property or for the security of her person. Further toleration, the lawyer said, would be in his opinion, dangerous in the extreme to Mrs. Ahern. Mrs. Ahern after testifying to the matters particularly referred to in the opening of counsel applying to the New Year's day assault, proceeded substantially as follows: "My son is 20 years of age ; he is now employed by a man named Stack, a liquor dealer. One time he was absent from Boston for four months, when he went as a ball player to Birmingham in Alabama. When he was employed on another job before going to work for Mr. Stack, I understood that he won $1000 on one event. Afterwards he lost, I learned, about $1400, after which he was irritable and cross."

Judge Parmenter, inquiring whether his mother could give him any reason for Maurice's undutiful conduct—whether she reproved him severely on account of his drinking habits, or neglected to provide him his meals, Mrs. Ahern answered that since his late unbearable actions she had not furnished him with his meals, but added that the young man was not without means of his own. She declared that in the best of times he never gave her more than $7 a week, and more often it was only $4 or $5. At one time she had given him $80, she said, to square up his accounts with his then employers. Previous to this Maurice had handed her $50, on her request for money to meet her tax dues. "one time," said the witness, "he declared it was too bad he should have to spend his whole life waiting for me to die before he could come into his rights." Mrs. Ahern admitted that she had chided the defendant for carelessly carrying large sums of money on his person when he was in an unfit condition through liquor to be able to take care of it himself.

The son, cross examining his mother, asked her if she had not known he was working for a man named Bishop in South Boston and had refused to provide him with his dinner because he was not prompt in coming. This she denied. She also denied that she had ever been taken out under the influence of drink from the house to which she had repaired after this last trouble. "Were you never afraid for your life at the hands of my sister's husband?" "Why, Maurice, how can you say such a thing?" was the mother's answer to this question. Witness further stated that her son had locked her out of the house as many as 10 times. "Did you ever see a razor in his hand?" she was asked. "Yes, sir, and he threatened to use it on me. "What did you say or do then?" "I said, 'O, Maurice, you are not going to use that on your own mother?'" "How did he appear when he made this threat?" asked the court. "He was not boisterous ; he is never loud or noisy in his language." "He was shaving at the time he threatened to use the razor on me." Two other women witnesses gave testimony for the prosecution.

The defendant stated that he went to work for Bishop in South Boston after finishing his school course. Next he entered the employ of Mrs. [sic] Stack ; afterwards he went south as a ball player. He said that for a long time while he boarded with his mother he could not get his supper at home four times in the course of the week, that the complainant made injurious use of the liquor he brought home ; that she was exceedingly abusive to him whenever he came home, as he expressed it, "a little full." He said on such occasions his mother would go out of doors and bring in people to look him over in his then state of inebriety. His mother, he said, had followed him in the street, dogging his heels and crying out, "Go now and steal some more from Stack." He had broken the furniture, he admitted, including a picture of his deceased brother, whom he declared his mother had the year before his death driven him from house and home, as she now wished to do to himself. He said in reference to the razor episode that his declaration at the time was that if he had to leave his home he would kill both his mother and himself. Witness said the root of the trouble was the desire of the others in interest to sell the house inherited from his father. This proposition he would not consent to.

Lawyer Maxwell said that under the circumstances a partition of the estate could not be regarded as a desirable thing. This subject was now before the probate court, and he did not feel himself required to say more on this phase of the subject. The court said that substantial measures must be taken with the defendant, whom fine and bonds did not appear to be able to restrain. A sentence of two months in jail was imposed, and the defendant appealed.

The Boston Globe 16 January 1894
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Mr. James Ahearn, of the Railway Department at Westport, was married to Miss Clara Costello, of Greymouth, at St. Canice's Church on Monday last.
Inangahua Times 20 January 1894
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The Evicted Tenants Fund.
Subscribers to the fund from Knockavella, Co. Tipperary.
Donaskeigh Subscribers.
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1s. Pat Ahern.
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The Freeman's Journal 10 February 1894
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COMPROMISED.—Secretary Carlisle has agreed to compromise the case of John Ahern & Co., of this city, who were charged with failing to destroy stamps on empty spirit packages, &c. Messrs. Ahern & Co., will pay a specific penalty of $300. It appears that during the holidays when Mr. Ahern was very busy he inadvertently neglected to cancel the stamps on three packages. The government preferred no criminal charges.
Alexandria Gazette 10 February 1894
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She is Fast Going to Pieces on the Rocks Near Rye.
   RYE, N. Y., Feb. 12.—Dennis O'Hearn, the sailor from the piratical “black sloop” Sarah, is still locked up in the county jail at White Plains. The sloop is fast aground on the rocks off Milton Point, two miles from here, and is rapidly going to pieces. Nothing has been heard from the Captain of the sloop, who came ashore with O'Hearn Saturday night, and is supposed to have gone to New-York. There is no doubt about this being the sloop that pursued its piratical career n the Sound last Summer.
   O'Hearn, who is simple-minded, says he shipped on board the sloop last November. He was to receive $30 a month, but has received nothing. He said that he and the Captain sailed from New-York Monday night of last week, and the Captain told him they would make some money on the trip. They went to Northport, L. I., where the Captain committed a burglary at Lewis Smith's dry goods store, while O'hearn watched outside.
   When he was arrested in Rye Saturday night O'Hearn and the Captain had come ashore with four bags containing the booty from Smith's store. Three of the bags were to be shipped to “J. Fitch,” supposed to be the Captain, at the Harlem River station of the New-Haven Railroad, to be called for. It is supposed that “Fitch” lives in Port Morris. The fourth bag was taken by the Captain with him to New-York.
   Justice Baruch, who made an inventory of the contents of the three bags, says they are worth about $100 and consist of flannels, muslin, and such articles as are found in dry goods stores.
   A visit to the sloop to-day disclosed the fact that there was nothing of any value on her. The furniture had been removed and she had lost her anchor.
New York Times 13 February 1894
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Black Sloop Pirate to be Tried
WHITE PLAINS. Feb. 13.—Dennis O'Hearn, the black sloop pirate captured at Rye, was to-day surrendered by the Westchester County authorities to an officer from Northport, L. I., where he is wanted for participating in the burglary of the store of Lewis Smith. The Westchester County authorities had no case against him.
New York Times 14 Feb. 1894
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Captain of the Pirate Sloop
OYSTER BAY, L. I., Feb. 14.—The identity of the Captain of the black sloop Sarah has finally been established. His name is “Wash” Hall, and not Fitch, as previously stated. He is well known on both shores of Long Island Sound. Capt. David Phillips, who identified Hall, was at Crab Meadow Brick Yard when O'Hearn, the man under arrest at White Plains, left the schooner Dunbar of Oyster Bay and shipped with Hall. Both men have bad records.
New York Times 15 February 1894
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Work for Lowell Women
The Merrimack Clothing Co., advertised for good seamstresses as an immediate preliminary to opening up a new industry. Right you are, Manager O'Hearn. This is the kind of spirit that is wanted in Lowell, no reason why the overalls, coats, pants, etc., which are worn in our workshops should be made in dingy Boston, New York tenements or in the isolated villages of New Hampshire.
The Lowell Sun 19 February 1894
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Military instruction in colleges, academies and high schools continues to occupy a large part of the attention of the war department. The whole complement of officers, 100 in all, is about made up. Only three or four more details for this purpose remain to be made. The College of Montana at Deer Lodge enjoy the service of one of these efficient instructors, Lieut. George P. Ahern of the Twenty-fifth infantry has military science in hand at the College of Montana, and is successfully and literally teaching the young idea [sic] how to shoot. In target practice last year his class did excellent work. Lieutenant Ahern is himself a student and hence finds the atmosphere of the college extremely congenial.
Anaconda Standard 11 March 1894
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Where Lieutenant Ahern and Party Will Spend Two Years
Those Will Be Their Only Constant Companions—
A Hazardous Trip Undertaken In the Interests of Science
BUTTE, March 18.—Lieut. G. P. Ahern, military Instructor at the College of Montana, was in the city to-day on his way to Washington, where, after securing a two years' leave of absence from the government, he will take charge of the Arctic expedition which is to leave in the direction of the North Pole about May 1. This expedition has been generally confounded with the Walter Wellman party, which is to leave Washington in a couple of months for the Arctic regions, but the two outfits have no connection with each other. Lieutenant Ahern and his party are sent out by the various scientific societies of Washington, and their objects are scientific research and the mapping out of the west coast and the interior of a country known as Ellesmere Land. Robert Stein of the United States geological survey is the promoter of the expedition, and the committee in charge of the plan and equipment is composed of Gen. A. W. Greely, chief signal officer of the United States army, Commodore G. W. Mellville, engineer-in-chief of the United States navy, and a Mr. Edson, a Washington banker, who is deeply interested in scientific research.

The party will make no effort to reach the northern extremity of the world's axis, as that is considered by scientists to be too foolish an attempt at this time. Their explorations will be between the 76 and 82 degrees of north latitude, and they will take their fur caps and mittens along as in that region the mercury drops down to 75 below zero every day out of pure habit, and there are four months of pitchy darkness during the year. It will be readily seen, however, that the party are going pretty far north when it is remembered that Lieutenant Lockwood and Sergeant Brainard of the United States army and members of the Greely expedition, only reached 83 degrees 24 minutes in the famous expedition of 1883, and they got closer to the pole than any one else has before or since.

Lieutenant Ahern fully explained the aims and objects of the expedition with which he is prominently identified to a Standard reporter to-day in a most interesting manner. The expedition, consisting of 22 men, will start from St. Johns, Newfoundland, on a whaler early in May and will be landed at Clarence head, the southern extremity of Ellesmere Land, about June 1, with provisions for two years. A permanent station will be established at Clarence head and it will be the only place of refuge that the whaling fleet can resort to on the west coast of Baffin Bay. Men will be kept at the station continually and hereafter all exploring parties will start out from there. After the station has been constructed one party will start out in boats and make a survey of the west coast and it is confidently expected that the outline of Ellesmere Land will be completed this summer.

Another party under charge of Lieutenant Ahern will make a survey of the interior and will incidentally engage in a search for four Swedes who were lost in that comparatively unknown land two years ago, and are supposed to be still there as they were well supplied with clothing, provisions and arms and ammunition. Early in September the whole party will reassemble at Clarence head. The east shore party and the Swedes, if rescued, will then make their way to Cape Warrender on Lancaster sound, where the whaler is to call on a specified date to take them on board and convey them home. Some of these may go out again next spring with additional supplies.

The remainder of the party in charge of Lieutenant Ahern will remain at the station, and in 1895 the explorations will be extended to connect if possible with the discoveries of the Greely party on Greely Fiord. The entire party will start for home in September 1895, and, if all goes well be expects to be back in Montana in a little less than two years. He will be in Ellesmere Land about 15 Months.

The party will start out well equipped in every way for their long sojourn in the far north land and prepared for any emergency that may arise. The house that is to be established at the permanent station will be taken along in sections. It will be lined with magnesium, in a manner similar to the lining of boilers, so that all of the heat may be retained in the building.

Ellesmere Land, which will now be thoroughly explored for the first time, lies northwest of Baffin's Bay and is supposed to be a region of about 106,000 square miles. Kane, Greely, Hall and other celebrated Arctic explorers have passed up the east coast, but neither the west coast nor the interior have ever been explored. An unknown tribe of Eskimos, who have never been seen by whites, are reported by other tribes to be living on the west coast, and the Anthropological society will have a representative in the party to report on these people it they can be found. Muskoxen and reindeer are said to be very plentiful. The party will go prepared to lake observations in terrestrial [sic] magnetism, botany, mineralogy, geology, meteorology and temperature, and in the hydrography and marine life of Jones Sound, which lies directly south of Ellesmere Land. A commercial feature of the expedition is in the survey of Jones Sound, in which the whaling fleet is very deeply interested. The sound is believed to be full of whales, but the whalers cannot enter it on account of their insurance articles which prevent them from entering any waters that are not surveyed. As the present yearly catch of the whaling fleet is about $4,000,000 it is apparent that the survey of new waters is of real importance to them.

It is confidently expected by the promoters that this expedition will be the beginning of the systematic exploration of the Arctic regions. The idea of polar exploration by means of a permanent base is not new but it has never been tried, but scientists who are familiar Arctic history are satisfied that most of the Arctic disasters could have been prevented by a well provisioned permanent station. Baffin's bay has two openings at its northern extremity, Smith Sound extending northward and Jones Sound westward. Between them lies Ellesmere Land and its southerly projection. Clarence head has been selected for the permanent station on account of its safety and convenience from the fact that the entire whaling fleet passes close to it every year.

The selection of Lieutenant Ahern for the responsible position which he will hold with the expedition is a peculiarly fitting one and his friends in all parts of Montana are greatly pleased at the compliment that has been paid him. Exploring is not a new thing with Mr. Ahern by any means although he has never been in the Arctic region. During the four years that he was in active service with his regiment, however, he explored a great deal of Northwestern Montana and mapped out about 10,000 square miles of the Rocky mountains. It was the distinction thus gained which brought him to the attention of the scientific societies in their search for a leader for the expedition. Lieutenant Ahern has been in the department of Dakota for the past 12 years and he has warm friends all through Minnesota, the Dakotas and particularly in Montana, who will join the STANDARD in wishing him a successful voyage and a safe return.

Anaconda Standard 19 March 1894
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Lieut. G. P. Ahern left for Washington Saturday to make arrangements for the Arctic expedition of which he was made commander. Those connected with the College of Montana speak in high praise of the lieutenant and regret exceedingly to lose his valuable services. Mrs. Ahern will go to her old home in Texas.
Anaconda Standard 25 March 1894
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Lieut. Ahern, the Explorer, in Town
Lieut. George P. Ahern of the Twenty-fifth Infantry, U.S.A. is in the city on a visit. He is the intrepid explorer who has for years been mapping the Rocky Mountains. He has been the first white man to find and map several important passes, and he has reported the merits of imperial areas of new land on both sides of the ranges near the Canadian line. His life has been full of adventure and hairbreadth escapes, and he has been complimented in the dispatches of his superiors many times. Lieut. Ahern is a born New Yorker, but has been away in the army sixteen years, and has been in the far West seven years since his last visit to this city. He is on leave at present in order to serve with the faculty of the College of Montana at Deer Lodge, which gives him a long desired opportunity for the study of foreign languages, but he is by choice an explorer. His proudest hope is that he may be detailed to map the unexplored regions of Alaska. He leaves for Washington and the West in a day or two.
The New York Sun 29 March 1894
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NANAGO, March 30.
There are passing 600 mixed store cattle from Epping Forest, Rolfe and Dennis owners, James Ahern drover, for sale at Esk. The rainfall is 0.60in., with more threatening.
The Brisbane Courier 31 March 1894
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In Trying to Save a Child He Nearly Loses His Own Life.
NEW YORK, April 4.—[Special.]—Thomas J. Ahern, Chief of the Fourth Battalion of the fire department, this morning dashed into the apartment of Morris Grif at No. 232 Rivington street to rescue a child from a fire that was raging in the house. He got inside and searched several rooms in vain and then went to the kitchen. He did not find him, but was himself hemmed in by fire. To escape he kicked in a panel of the hallway door. He was suffocating and his clothes were on fire, so that he had not time to lose, and in his haste he kicked so that his boot caught in the broken woodwork, and he fell back into the fire. His boot protruded into the hallway and was seen by Forman Thomas O'Hern and Assistant Forman Joseph Beshinger of Hook and Ladder Company No. 18. He was rescued just in time to save his life. The child he sought proved to have previously escaped from the building.
Chicago Tribune 5 April 1894
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More Serious than at First Reported—May Prove Mortal—His Fine Record.
Fire Chief Thomas J. Ahearn of the Fourth Battalion, who was seriously burned soon after midnight yesterday morning at a fire in the big six-story tenement house at 230-4 Rivington street, is in a critical condition at the Gouverneur Hospital. Although he seemed to be slightly better yesterday afternoon, the physicians attending him have grave doubt about his recovery. His neck, head and face, and both hands were badly scorched, the flesh in some places being burned off. His coat and shirt sleeves were burned to pieces, leaving parts of the cloth clinging to the raw flesh. It has not been ascertained whether or not he inhaled the flames. If he has his injuries will prove fatal.

There were twenty four families in the house where the fire started, and the police and firemen have looked upon it as something of a fire trap. Morris Greif, the janitor, with his wife and four small children occupied the four rooms on the ground floor. The fire started in the front room on this floor. Soon after midnight Policeman McDermott saw flames pouring from the front window. He pounded on the door to arouse the tenants and turned in an alarm. As soon as Chief Ahearn arrived he was surrounded by a crowd of excited women, who told him that one of Greif's children had been left behind in the burning room. The firemen had broken down the door opening from the hall into the front room. Chief Ahearn ordered them to replace it with another door, then cutting the flame off from the hall and permitting the tenants who were up stairs to come down through the hall. Chief Ahearn then rushed through to the end of the hall, where he broke in a door and searched the two rooms in the back for the child that was supposed to be missing. Failing to find the child here, he pulled his coat over his head and started to search the kitchen, which was by this time in flame. He was overcome and fell to the floor near the door, unable to call for help.

Foreman Thomas O'Hearn saw his Chief break in the rear door, and when he heard him fall he surmised what had happened. With the assistance of Lieut. Reshingar he broke open the other door from the hall that led into the kitchen. The flames burst out. They caught a glimpse of their Chief lying on the floor and they rushed in to his rescue. When they dragged him out his clothes were ablaze and be was unconscious. He revived in the open air and was placed in his wagon and driven to Gouverneur Hospital. The flames were confined to Greif's rooms, and when they were extinguished the firemen searched them, expecting to find the charred remains of one of Greif's boys. They didn't, because this boy, who is six years old, was one of the first to escape, and he was found curled up in a hallway across the street.

When It was learned how serious Chief Ahearn's injuries were, his brother, Senator John F. Ahearn, was summoned from Albany. All day long there were inquiries at the hospital about his condition, but none of his friends was permitted to see him. Chief Ahearn is 44 years old, and he has the reputation of being one of the most daring firemen in the department. Frequently he has taken great risks to save life, and his record is a fine one. In 1884, at the risk of his own life, he entered a burning building at 48 Pitt street and saved a child. In 1889 he rescued a man from the gas house on East Twenty-first street, and for this act he received the Rennett medal. Chief Ahearn is married and has two children. He lives at 234 East Fourth street. He has been in the Fire Department for twenty years.

The New York Sun 5 April 1894
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Reaching a Tenement-House Fire, He was Told the Janitor's Boy Was in
the Burning Rooms — Searched the Apartment,
Caught His Boot on the Way Out, and Fell Back into the Flames —
The Boy Found in the Street After Ahearn's Rescue.
Thomas J. Ahearn, Chief of the Fourth Battalion of the Fire Department, is in the Gouverneur Hospital, grievously burned and injured, but lauded by comrades and citizens for conspicuous heroism at a fire in Rivington Street early yesterday.
   Valor and intrepidity characterize the public services of this fireman, and his last feat was due to a rumor that a little child was in peril.
   Ahearn, at 11:59 o'clock Tuesday night, was at his quarters, 84 Attorney Street, those of Hook and Ladder Company No. l8, when signal No. 227 was tapped out for a fire which had started on the first floor of 232 Rivington Street, a tenement occupied by twenty-four families. In a few seconds Ahearn was in his wagon, and his driver, John C. Froboese, was urging the horse to full speed. Behind them clattered the truck company.
   The fire had started in the apartment of the janitor, Morris Greif, Who, in his hurry to escape with his wife, overlooked one of his four children, a boy of six, and, as Ahearn jumped from his wagon, the cry went up that a little one was in the burning apartment. At this time the rear door of Greif's dwelling had been forced. This disclosed the kitchen ablaze, and to enter appeared to be impossible.
   If Ahearn hesitated for a moment it was to listen to the appeals of men and women who knew him to save the child and to get instructions about the apartment. Then he made a dash into the rooms, searched two of them for little Greif, and, not finding him, decided that he was in the kitchen, and, putting his coat up over his ears, went to the kitchen to rescue the boy. He did not find him, and to escape kicked in a panel of the hallway door. He was suffocating, and his clothes were on fire, so that he had no time to lose, and in his haste he kicked so that his boot caught in the broken woodwork, and he fell back into the fire.
   Luckily, his boot protruded into the hall-way, and was seen by Foreman Thomas O'Hearn and Assistant Foreman Joseph Beshinger of Hook and Ladder Company No. 18. They came none too soon, and Ahearn was barely able to say, "Oh, Tom, save me!" before he was unconscious.
   The Chief's clothing was blazing when he was taken to the street. He recovered just as an ambulance came. He was able to get into his own wagon, and was taken to the Gouverneur Hospital. He was found to have received serious burns of the head, face, arms and body, and suffered from smoke inhalation, so that he was detained as a patient. Last evening his condition had improved, while he was not out of danger. News of his mishap was sent to State Senator John F. Ahearn, his brother, to Albany, and he arrived in the afternoon.
   Acting Chief O'Hearn sent this report to Fire Headquarters:
   Chief of Battalion Thomas J. Ahearn, on arriving at the fire, was informed by the people in the street that there was a child in the rooms on fire. He entered the same through the back door and was found in the second room from the front by Foreman O'Hearn. He was severely burned about the head and hands, and was taken to the Gouverneur Hospital in the Fourth Battalion's wagon, where he is at present.
   The missing lad was found in the street just as Ahearn was carried out of Greif's room. Little damage was done to the building by the fire, but the apartment was ravaged.
   Ahearn's pluck is hereditary. His father was a Police Sergeant, who was pensioned after a brave and honorable career. Thomas was twenty-three year's old in May, 1873, when he became a fireman. His promotions were slow and due to merit. He was made Assistant Foreman May, 1881, Foreman, February 1886, and Chief of Battalion, January, 1893. As Chief he succeeded John H. Kehoe. During his career he won the title of "Nervy," and he is recorded on the Roll of Honor.
   June 7, 1885, when he was Assistant Foreman of Hook and Ladder Company No. 11, he made two rescues at different fires. At 312 East Houston Street he saved the life of Isidor Schneider, and that afternoon, at 49 Pitt Street, he and Fireman Fuhrmann rescued Joseph and Annie Granger, children.
   Ahearn's name was placed on the roll of honor for his bravery at a fire in the Consolidated Gas Works, in East Twenty-first Street, July 23, 1890. James Devoe, an employe, was lying in the yard of the works near a naphtha tank which had exploded. Fire was surging all about him. He was in danger of being roasted to death.
   Ahearn crawled on his hands and knees to where Devoe lay, and dragged him to a place of safety. Devoe subsequently died in Bellevue Hospital.
New York Times 5 April 1894
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A Black Fiend Lynched in Broad Daylight at Greenesboro.
He Was Identified by His Victim, and Confessed His Crime—Sheriff English Was Taken by Surprise.
Greenesboro, Ga., April 6.—(Special.)—Dan Ahern, a negro tramp, was lynched here today, about 12 o'clock. Yesterday afternoon he had made a criminal assault on Mrs. Dan Chambers. Mr. Chambers lives four miles from town. He was away from home yesterday afternoon and his wife was alone with a six weeks' old infant. The negro returned a second time to the house, presumably to kill his victim. She escaped into a room, and locked the door. Ahern then went away.

An alarm was soon given and a posse started to hunt for the negro. He was soon captured. Mr. Chambers was about to kill the negro when restrained by neighbors. The negro, who was probably twenty-two years old, was brought to Greensboro on a wagon. He was tied and remained unmolested on the streets for thirty minutes while Sheriff English was being hunted up. Before being brought to town the negro confessed his crime and was identified by Mrs. Chambers.

Soon after Ahern was placed in jail a mob began to assemble. Pretty soon a demand was made on the sheriff to deliver the keys of the jail. He refused emphatically, and told the men he would protect his prisoner at all hazards and that they lost their opportunity when they delivered him over to the law. The crowd scattered into little groups to discuss the situation. All agreed that the best thing to be done was to wait and break down the large iron doors of the jail. Everything was kept quiet to mislead the sheriff and the crowd dwindled away to reassemble later that night, fully prepared with sledgehammers. But the sheriff was too vigilant to be deceived by the apparent quietude and had pressed the Greene Rifles into service to guard the jail. The Rifles remained on duty until daylight, when they were dismissed by the sheriff, who, himself, carried a repeating rifle, fully determined to use it if necessary to protect the prisoner. No further trouble was apprehended until tonight.

All the morning the outrage was the topic of conversation and the older men of the town pleaded with the more impulsive to wait for a jury trial, and County Judge Weaver telegraphed Judge Jenkins to come and holda special term of court next week in order that the crowd might be appeased and the law vindicated. It seemed that this course would be adopted. The sheriff was deceived into believing there would be no attempt made to lynch the negro until tonight. The sheriff hoped to get Ahern out of the reach of the crowd and proposed to carry him to Atlanta or Augusta.

But it was the quiet before the storm. When the 10:30 o'clock train reached Greenesboro this morning, it brought determined men from other counties to lead. The mayor met the men and begged them not to attack the jail. The answer was: “We respect you, gentlemen, but it is useless to parley. We intend to hang that negro. On to the jail!” The sheriff met them at the door and commanded them to desist, but the answer was: “Give us those keys or we will break down the jail door.”

Again the sheriff refused to give up his keys. The long railroad bar left by the assailants last night furnished a convenient battering ram, and with crowbars and sledge hammers an entrance was effected before the sheriff could rally a posse to protect the prisoner. There was no delay. With hands tied behind him Ahern was carried about half a mile below town and the rope, which had already been adjusted around his neck, was thrown over a limb. Ahern never spoke a word after leaving the jail. His body was peppered with bullets as he was pulled up. The crowd soon melted away and tonight everything is quiet.

A telegram was received from Governor Northen calling the military out but before the soldiers could assemble the crowd's purpose was accomplished. Excitement was intensified from the fact that the same negro assaulted a defenseless young lady yesterday morning. She lived just below town and she, too, identified him. She escaped his villainous clutches by running screaming to a neighbor's house. Crowds were searching for him all yesterday afternoon. Ahern was a negro tramp, apparently. Sheriff English feels very badly over the occurrence.

The Atlanta Constitution 7 April 1894
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The Governor Is Determined to Find Who Killed Dan Ahern.
   A determined effort is being made to ascertain the identity of the members of the mob that lynched Dan Ahern, at Greenesboro a few days ago.
   The mob, it will be remembered, was not made up of Greene county men, at least, so it is claimed, but came to Greenesboro from a neighboring county.
   Ahern is the negor who criminally assaulted a well-known and respectable white lady in Greene county. As soon as he was caught and fully identified by his victim he was hurried off by the officers to the county jail, and there was placed under guard. There were strong fears of lynching that night, for the citizens of Greenesboro and other parts of the county, were greatly wrought up, and it was only by the nerviest kind of action on the part of the county officers that he was kept out of the hands of the mob. The Greenesboro Rifles were called on, and all night guarded the jail.
   As morning came the mob had disappeared and the sheriff deemed that all danger had passed and he therefore dismissed the soldiers. No sooner, however, had they gotten to their homes beyond the call of the civil authorities. than a number of men who had come in on the early morning train, went quietly to the jail, overpowered the jailer, took Ahern out and hanged him.
   Yesterday the governor took official action in the case and issued his proclamation, offering a reward of $300 each for the arrest with proof to convict for each of the members of the mob. The governor's views on the subject of lynching are well known and he will spare absolutely no pains to bring the offenders to justice and to have them punished to the fullest extent of the law. To aid in bringin this about he has offered the unusually large reward for each person, and it is believed that this will result in arrests and prosecutions at once.
   It is rumored that the people comprising the mob came from Morgan county, but there is nothing definite, so far as is known here, to substantiate that rumour, beyond the fact that they came into Greenesboro on the early morning train from Atlanta.
   The governor's proclamation was as follows:
The Governor's Proclamation.
   “Whereas, Reliable information has been received at this department that on the 6th day of April, instant, in the county of Greene, Dan Ahren [sic], charged with the commission of a revolting crime, and who had been lodged for safe keeping in the common jail of said county, was forcibly taken therefrom by an armed mob and murdered; and,
   “Whereas, This open defiance of law is a burning disgrace to our people and puts in jeopardy the best interests of society;
   “Now, therefore, in order that these malefactors may be brought to the bar of justice for their misdoing, it is, therefore, ordered that a reward of $300 each be offered for the arrest and delivery to the sheriff of Greene county, with proof to convict of the persons actively implicated in the said forcible abduction and murder of the said Dan Ahren [sic].”
The Atlanta Constitution 11 April 1894
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In Court Today
Cornelius O'Hearn was one of the few drunks who were sentenced. He was sent to the state farm at Bridgewater for 8 months.
The Lowell Sun 16 April 1894
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George Ahern Will Come Back
BUTTE, April 16—John Maguire to-day received a letter from George Ahern, who went to Washington to assume charge of the expedition to the north pole. In the letter Mr. Ahern states that the expedition has been postponed for a year on account of lack of funds. It will be a pleasure for the people of Montana to know that he will soon be back here again.
Anaconda Standard 17 April 1894
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DAVID AHERN, PRACTICAL HORSE-shoer, 1023 J street. Satisfaction guaranteed. Horses called for and delivered free of charge. Telephone 238.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 1 May 1894
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—Lieut. George P. Ahern, Twenty-fifth Infantry, will proceed to Columbus Barracks, Ohio, and report for duty.
New York Times 9 May 1894
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Boston's Baseball Grounds Take Fire While Play Is In Progress
The Flames Spread Rapidly Until a Vast Area Is Burned Over, Destroying 140 Buildings, Loss $500,000
Boston, May 16.—A cigarette butt thrown into a pile of waste paper under the "bleachers," or twenty-five-cent seats in the Boston baseball grounds Tuesday afternoon started a fire which destroyed more than 140 buildings occupying about sixteen acres of land in the crowded tenement house section of the south end. The money loss is $500,000, and in all other respects the conflagration is the most terrible that Boson has seen since fifty acres were burned over in 1872, for more than 600 families are homeless, and they are the kind of families who seldom indulge in the luxury of fire insurance.
Persons Who Were Hurt
The injured are: Michael Welch, jumped 30 feet from a roof and was internally injured; John Rowley, overcome by smoke, will die; William H. Ahern, jumped from a roof, ankle broken; . . . 
The Clinton Morning Age 17 May 1894
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Full List of the Crew of the Wrecked Vessel.
A full list of the crew of the barque Cambrian Chieftain, of Liverpool, as shipped at Newport in September last for a voyage with coal to La Plata, is appended:—
Hugh Thomas, master, Liverpool.
R. H. Jones, first mate, Anglesea.
Henry Ellis, second mate, Liverpool.
E. J. Caldicott, third mate, Llanbedrog.
Timothy Davies, carpenter, 74, Henry-street, Newport.
H. R. Corke, steward, Cardiff.
Edward Britt, cook, Limerick.
Joseph Moffatt, sailmaker, Maryport.
H. Hemingway, A.B., 28, King's-parade, Newport.
Peter Bergins, A.B., Elliot Home, Newport.
John Davies, A.B., 74, Henry-street, Newport.
Edmond Ahern, A.B., 4, Blewitt-terrace, Newport.
William Balsihbouck, A.B., 64, Dolphin-street, Newport.
Alfred Gibbons, A.B., 122, Marshes-road, Newport.
James Martin, A.B., 28, Temple-street, Newport.
Samuel Jones, A.B., Navigation-hill, Risca.
John Goulding, A.B., 14, Bolt-street, Newport.
M. Lussin, O.S., Abo, Finland.
John S. Taunton, O.S., Liverpool.
Thomas Gifford Williams, apprentice, Liverpool.
T. H. H. Thomas, apprentice, Newport.
J. Ernest Wilson, apprentice, Newport.
Evan Owen Griffiths, apprentice, Newport.
As already reported, the Cambrian Chieftain was abandoned in a severe gale. The owners have already received intelligence of the safe arrival at Valparaiso of the captain's wife and two children, Davies (carpenter), Corke (steward), Jenkins, Bergins, Dalton, and Freeman (A.B.), and the four apprentices. The fate of the others still remains unknown, but it is hoped that they have been picked up by a passing vessel.
Cardiff Evening Express 19 May 1894
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Thomas J. Ahern, of Chicago, will probably start a grocery store somewhere on Twenty-fifth street some time in the near future.
The Ogden Standard 22 May 1894
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Cornell's Commencement Programme.
ITHACA, N. Y., May 27.—The programme for Commencement Week has been arranged, as follows: Sunday, June 17, baccalaureate sermon by the Rev. Lyman Abbott of Brooklyn; Tuesday, June 19, class day and senior ball; Wednesday, June 20, Woodford contest in oratory and commencement concert; Thursday, June 21, twenty-sixth annual commencement. The speakers for the commencement stage are: James P. Hall, Jamestown, N. Y. ; Samuel S. Slater, New-York City ; John L. Ahern, Whitney's Point ; Anna L. Perry, Churchville, N. Y. ; Thomas C. Clark, Washington, D. C. From the Law School, the two representatives chosen are Frederick C. Gladden, Columbus, Ohio, and Addison C. Ormsbee, Newburg, N. Y. . . . 
New York Times 28 May 1894
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Long Island
—Dennis Ahern, mate of the pirate sloop Sarah, who was convicted at Riverhead, Thursday, was sentenced yesterday by Judge Wilmot Smith to ten years in Sing Sing. The Sarah was wrecked in March last, going ashore at Rye, N. Y., and the wreck is still stranded there.
New York Times 9 June 1894
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Miss Anna Ahern has gone to Fremont, Neb., to visit several weeks her sister, Mrs. Nick Ronin. Miss Frances Ahern, of this city, is also at Fremont, where she has been visiting for several weeks.
Sycamore True Republican 9 June 1894
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   Kansas City, Mo., June 28.—About 5 o'clock this afternoon a general alarm was sent in from the corner of Thirteenth and Hickory streets for a fire which was raging in the third floor of the building owned and occupied by the Keystone Implement company, 1317 to 1321 West Thurteenth street. The fire had been burning quite a while before the department arrived on the spot and the flames had gotten beyond control. The burning building was a four-story brick and was stocked with all sorts of farming implements, as well as harness, etc. The firemen worked hard to confine the flames to the Keystone building, but the stock of paints, and oils fed the flames, which leaped into the air fifty to a hundred feet and were quickly communicated to the Buford & George manufacturing building, Nos. 1311 to 1315. This firm also manufactures agricultural implements and their stock was a large one.
   The department fought the flames from all sides and succeeded in keeping the fire within the two structures named, but both buildings and contents were entirely destroyed, even the walls having fallen. About 6 o'clock the west wall of the keystone building fell and crushed an adjoining frame dwelling occupied by Charles Pierce. The family had left their home and were thus saved from instant death. The brick house occupied by Jasper Hope was also crushed and Mr. Hope was severely injured. James Donnelly of hook and ladder company No. 1 was also caught under the falling wall and his injuries are serious. His pelvic bone was fractured and he was burned about the head. Pat Ahearne, another fireman, was slightly injured. William Radell suffered the dislocation of his collar bone and he was severely injured about the chest. About 7:30 another part of the wall fell and James Marvin was injured about the hips.
Dallas Morning News 11 June 1894
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Firemen and Others Caught Under Falling Walls
   KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 11.—The largest and most destructive fire that has occurred in Kansas City for years broke out yesterday afternoon in the building of the Keystone Implement company, 1317 to 1321 West Thirteenth street. Before the flames could be subdued they had destroyed $300,000 worth of property. Five men were injured, two of them seriously. . . . 
   Patrick Ahern, fireman, hook and ladder company No. 1; cut by glass; not serious.
The Lawrence Gazette 14 June 1894
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Saloonists Paying Up.
Chas. Boswell, John Ahern and Fred Heppe were fined this afternoon for selling liquor without a license. The number of licenses issued up to date is 42. Four pool table licenses have also been issued.
Logansport Reporter 22 June 1894
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At the Police Court yesterday morning, before the Police Magistrate, Michael O'Connor was charged with absconding from the hired service of Frank Wynne, baker. The accused was discharged from state control, and his agreement with Mr. Wynne was cancelled. —James Ahern, drover, was charged with having in his charge certain stock, to wit, three bullocks, which were not fully and clearly described in the delivery note. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Constable Cavanagh, of Marlborough, handed the Police Magistrate a description of the cattle, which had the brands 20N and X4L on them. The first brand, he said, belonged to Mr. Jones, of Clermont, and the latter to Mr. Lett, of the same district.

Defendant, in answer to the Police Magistrate as to what he had to say, said that the mob had been sent down to Lake's Creek by Mr. Small, and the three bullocks had been omitted from the waybill. Constable Cavanagh pointed out that the waybill was not correctly made out. It had the number of bullocks, and the different brands in the mob, whereas it should have shown the number of bullocks that were branded with each brand. Defendant said the mistake occurred in the hurry of leaving the station. The Police Magistrate asked him if he drove by contract, but defendant replied that he drove for Mr. Small, who lived about ten miles from Clermont. Mr. Small had written authority to dispose of the bullocks. The Police Magistrate said he did not think that was a sufficient explanation. Constable Cavanagh stated the cattle were in the pound at Yaamba, and in answer to the Police Magistrate said that there was a case of the Police v. Hughes, in which defendant was fined 10s. The Police Magistrate looked it up, but said the mistake there was a clerical error.

He fined defendant £10, which was the least he could do. He said it would fall on Mr. Small, who could appeal to have the fine refunded if it appeared to be excessive. Defendant said he had to get the cattle to Lake's Creek to-day, and asked the Police Magistrate to give him authority to release them ; but the Police Magistrate said he could not give it as he would have to get the written authority from Mr. Small. Defendant said the pound-keeper would not recognise an authority from Mr. Small, but wanted one from the Bench or Mr. North, the owner of the cattle. The Police Magistrate said he could find nothing in the Act to direct him what to do, and he thought defendant would have to leave the bullocks in the pound till the authority was obtained.

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 21 July 1894
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About one hundred lovers of pugilism went to the beach at Flatland bay last night to see a prize fight between Christy McManus and Steve Gregan. William Ahearn was selected as referee and Patrick Daily as time keeper.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 23 July 1894
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They Jumped from Their Boat and Never Reached the Surface Alive.
They resided in Fond du Lac
RIPON, Wis., July 25.—Miss Mamie Coyne, manager of the Western Union telegraph office at Fond du Lac, and David O'Hearn, member of the firm of O'Hearn Bros., Fond du Lac clothiers, were drowned at Green Lake just before dinner today. They were in bathing with some friends near Cutcheon's sanitarium. Miss Coyne and Mr. O'Hearn jumped into the water from a boat in which were two other persons and never came to the surface. It is supposed that they were caught in the weeds. Their bodies have been recovered and will be taken to Fond du Lac on the midnight train. The two victims were both widely known and popular.
The Milwaukee Journal 25 July 1894
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Revere Parishioners Hold Their Picnic at the Point of Pines.
The parish picnic of the church of the Immaculate Conception, Revere, was held at the Point of Pines yesterday. Fully 1000 people attended. The Father Mathews, Capt. John Ahearn, defeated the Fenno districts, Capt, Thos. Eagan, at baseball, by a score of 7 to 6. The 100-yard dash was won by John Ahearn. One-mile run, Patrick J. Canty first, John Ahearn second. Hop, step and jump, won by John Sweeney. Old men's race, won by Dennis Barry. Tug-of-war, between two teams from Squires farm and Mulligans farm, won by the Squires team.

There was dancing in the pavilion, in which the old, as well as the young, took part. Much of the success of the affair was due to the efficient committee of arrangements, consisting of Rev. Frs. Lee and Sullivan, Patrick Coughlin, John Ahearn, Andrew L. Better and Joseph Hickey.

The Boston Globe 27 July 1894
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James Ahern, a drover, was fined £10 for having three bullocks branded 20N and X4L in his custody, which were not described in his waybill. Ahern was bringing a mob of cattle to Lake's Creek from Clermont for Mr. Small, a selector there, and the bullocks that were not in the waybill bore the brands of Mr. Jones and Mr. Lett, who also live in that district.
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 28 July 1894
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John Ahern of Logansport, was the guest of William Seidel Tuesday.
Logansport Journal 4 August 1894
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(By Telegraph from Our Correspondents.)
NANANGO, August 9.
   One hundred and eighty bullocks have passed from Kinoul for sale at Esk, James Anderson owner, J. Anderson, jun., in charge.
   Mr. Philip Ahern has passed here with plant for Moray Downs.
The Brisbane Courier 10 August 1894
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The sporting friends of Jack Fogarty will tender him a benefit to-night at the Trinity athletic club rooms when an array of local talent will appear, among whom will be Bob Ahearn and Jack O'Brine, Billy Dooley and Jack McCan, Tommy and Reddy Gallagher, Mickey Finn and Harry Sheldon, Jene Mitchell and Tony Hollis, Bright Eyes and Bow Thomas, the whole to conclude with a set-to between Billy Smith of Australia and Jack Fogarty of St. Louis.
Dallas Morning News 17 August 1894
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Timothy O'Keefe and Miss Mary A. Finneran were married yesterday in the Mission church. After the ceremony a reception and breakfast were held at the home of the bride's mother on Smith st. a large number of relatives and friends being present. Among them were Miss Kelly, Miss Ahearn, Mr. Joseph Ahearn, Mrs. John Gardner, Mrs. George Finneran and Mrs. James M. Ponnell.
The Boston Globe 23 August 1894
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St. Patrick's Church, Lowell, Crowded With Friends of the Happy Couple
LOWELL, Aug. 23—The marriage of John A. O'Hearn, a well-known young business man, and Miss Mary Frances Delaney [sic], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Delany, took place this morning in St. Patrick's church. The church was crowded with friends of the contracting parties. The ushers were William D. Marren, Dr. James J. O'Connor, Dr. J. E. Leary, Patrick Keyes, Jr., Thomas Delany, Dennis Devine. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. John B. Delany of Portsmouth, N. H., brother of the bride, and he afterward celebrated the high mass. Fr., Delany was assisted by Fr. Edward Quirk of Manchester and Fr. Hogan of Nashua. Mr. John J. McAndrew of Boston, cousin of the bride, was best man, and the bridesmaids were Misses Grace and Tillie Delany of Lowell, sisters of the bride, Mamie Quirk of Boston and Mamie Wrenn of Somerville, Miss Florence Gilbride of Lowell, niece of the bride, was maid of honor, and master Philip O'Hearn page. The bride's gown was of white satin with pearl trimmings. The maid of honor's dress was of white silk, and the bridesmaids were attired in pink, yellow, heliotrope and blue muslin. The reception for members of the family only was from 10 to 2 at the bride's home, 791 Broadway. Mr. and Mrs. O'Hearn left Lowell this afternoon on their wedding tour.
The Boston Globe 23 August 1894
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Divorce Matters.
Catherine Ahearn yesterday instituted a suit for divorce from Richard Ahearn on the ground of cruelty.
The Morning Call 2 Sept. 1894
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Barber Shop
The little building occupied by Ahern's barber shop, corner of Mystic street and the avenue, has been moved farther down the former street to make room for a building to be used for business purposes to be erected on the corner by the Finance Club.
Arlington Advocate 14 September 1894
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Peter Clark, marshall of the Albany City Court, went to the house of John Ahearn yesterday to serve a warrant of ejectment for non payment of rent. Ahearn's wife, Margaret, who was under the influence of liquor, pushed the officer over a railing into the area and he was instantly killed by the fall. The woman was arrested.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 19 September 1894
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Rutland, Vt., Sept. 18.—David O'Hearn, who is thought to be insane. went at noon to-day to the office of Judge George E. Lawrence, representative-elect to the Legislature and a prominent lawyer, and fired at him three times with a revolver. None of the shots took effect, though one ball passed through the front of the judge's coat. O'Hearn was locked up.
New York Times 19 September 1894
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Charged With Stealing Trousers
John Ahearn, 53, was arrested yesterday on the charge of larceny from "Doc" Pierce a second-hand clothing dealer, at 24 Portland st. Ahearn was employed by Pierce as a repairing tailor. Three months ago it is said that Pierce went to the Concord reformatory and purchased 400 pairs of ready-made trousers. When he took account of the stock the other day all but 60 pairs were missing though he had not sold more than 20 pairs. Some of the trousers have been found in pawn shops.
The Boston Globe 20 September 1894
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Tried to Kill Judge Lawrence.
A Crank Fired Four Shots at Rutland's Representative-Elect.
An attempt was made at Rutland Tuesday to kill Judge George E. Lawrence, who is city representative-elect and a prominent lawyer. David O'Hearn, who is thought to be partly insane, went into the judge's office and fired three shots at him from a revolver. None of the shots, however, took effect, though one ball passed through the front of the judge's coat. O'Hearn was quickly arrested and locked up. Just what was the cause of the shooting is unknown, except that it may be insanity or past troubles. Judge Lawrence has made no statement. The city was much excited over the affray.
Vermont Phoenix 21 September 1894
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—John Ahern, superintendent of the South Jersey Traction Company, at Bridgeton, has resigned.
The Philadelphia Record 25 September 1894
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Rev. Ahern's Case.
FLANDRAU, S.D., Oct. 1.—John C. Ahern, the priest indicted by the grand jury, was arraigned and after a demurrer to the indictment entered a plea of not guilty and moved for a change of place of trial.
Waterloo Daily Courier 1 October 1894
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Father Ahern Convicted.
FLANDRAU, S. D., Oct. 2.—The trial of the Catholic priest, John C. Ahern, one of the most exciting criminal cases ever known in the county, ended by the jury returning a verdict of guilty. The jury was out about two hours. The charge was assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm. The penalty is five years in the penitentiary.
Waterloo Daily Courier 2 October 1894
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Little Archie Ahern, an 11-year-old school boy, fell off a balustrade yesterday afternoon at school a distance of eight feet, striking on his head. He was picked up unconscious and Drs. Graves and Gordon summoned, who found the little fellow suffering from a concussion of the brain. He was still unconscious when he was removed to his home.
The Salt Lake Tribune 5 October 1894
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Richard H. Ahern is going to contest the suit for divorce commenced against him by his wife, Catherine Ahern. He has filed a demurrer and will endeavor to have a complaint knocked out. He has engaged Attorney George E. De Golia to fight the case.
Oakland Tribune 6 October 1894
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Stephen Ahearn Gets His License
ATURDAY, Oct. 6.—Stephen Ahearn's license, about which so much newspaper controversy has been excited, was granted by Judge Rice this morning. This terminates a bitter fight conducted against Ahearn by the Disbrow family and Dominie Adams. Ahearn had held a bottling license for some time, but at the present term of court applied for an inn and tavern license. His application was signed by 32 property holders and residents of the township. His proposed place of business is about three miles from South Amboy. Dr. Adams' opposition was based on the specific grounds that the signers of Ahearn's application had also signed another application and as their signatures were thus invalid Ahearn did not have the requisite number of signers. Beside this both Dr. Adams and the Disbrows charged that Ahearn had sold at retail under his bottling license and that he conducted a disorderly house. The case was laid over twice. This morning in granting the license Judge Rice stated that an investigation had shown that Ahearn's application deducting the illegal signatures, had more than enough signers. As to charges of keeping a disorderly house the judge stated that he had twice postponed action on the license in order to give the opposition an opportunity to bring any such charges before the Grand Jury which was in session during the pendency of the application. No inclination had been shown to do so, and so he would grant the license.
The New Brunswick Times 6 October 1894
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Richard Ahern filed a general denial this afternoon to the charges made by Catherine Ahern in her complaint for divorce.
Oakland Tribune 10 October 1894
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A Democratic Club at Cornell,
ITHACA, Oct. 15.—At an enthusiastic mass meeting of students held to-day the Democratic Student's Club of Cornell University was organized. The meeting was addressed by Prof. Charles R. Collin of the Law School. The club is organized for practical work. It proposes to send speakers to take part in the campaign. Officers were elected as follows: President—Addison B. Reed; Vice Presidents—W. H. Crumb, '95; O. D. Burden, '96; C. A., Lawler, '97; F. H. Fayant, '98; L. J. Skinner, Law School, '95; and E. Davis, Law School, '96; Secretary—C. H. Werner; Treasurer—J. L. Ahern.
New York Times 16 October 1894
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Gets a New Trial
Flandreau, S. D., Oct. 17.—In the case of the state against Rev. Father Ahern, defendant was granted a new trial by Judge Jones, who held an adjourned term of court here.
The Daily Huronite 17 October 1894
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The Youngest Only Six Years Old—
They Consumed Two Quarts.
Michael O'Connor, fifteen years old, and Thomas Ahearn, seven years old, of 21 Columbia Street; Michael McNamara, fifteen years old, of 137 Congress Street; John Flynn, six years old, of 56 Amity Street, and James Brown, ten years old of 46 Amity Street, Brooklyn, were all under the care of hospital surgeons last night. They were intoxicated, and the Flynn boy, who is only six years old, was in a critical condition.

The boys started out yesterday to enjoy themselves. While they were walking along Myrtle Avenue, Michael McNamara went into a saloon and stole two quart bottles of whisky. The boys then went over to Fort Greene, where they drank the whisky. In some way O'Connell and Ahearn managed to get home, and, as they were very ill, Ambulance Surgeon Hyde of the Long Island Hospital was called. He took the boys to the hospital fro treatment. A policeman later in the day found a crowd collected at Raymond and Lafayette Streets. Making an invesitgation he found three intoxicated boys, the youngest only six years old. They were taken to the Classon Avenue Station in the patrol wagon. An ambulance surgeon was summoned, and Flynn and Brown were taken to the Brooklyn Hopsital, while McNamara, who stole the two bottles of whisky, was locked up on the charge of intixication and petty larceny. McNamara was sent to the House of Refuge for two years for stealing $90, and his term expired only a few weeks ago.

New York Times 21 October 1894
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Recorded Mortgages
AHERN, Maurice, and wife to the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank: n s of 13th St., 225 ft w of 6th Av., (two mortgages,) 1 year . . . . . . $18,000
New York Times 28 October 1894
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M. Ahearn is building an attractive residence west of the M. & S. L. depot.
Freeborn County Standard 31 October 1894
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Brakeman Ahern Struck the Caboose of a Passing Train.
Eugene Ahern, brakeman on the Hartford extra, a freight train that passed the Meriden station going north about 12:12 o'clock yesterday afternoon, fell from one of the cars at the Drew street crossing and struck against the caboose of another freight train that was going to New Haven. He was stunned by the shock and was unconscious for awhile, but, after being taken to the depot baggage room, he recovered and did not complain of any serious injury. His right eye was badly disfigured, and his nose and chin were cut. Medical Examiner Wilson and Dr. Hughes were soon on the scene, but they did not attend the injured young man. In stating how the accident happened Ahern claimed that the handle on the brake he was turning, slipped off and losing his balance he fell to the ground. He left for his home in Hartford on the 12:51 train.
The Morning Record 1 November 1894
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About the Boxers
Joe Walcott knocked out Shorty Ahern in three rounds in Chicago Saturday night. Ahern is the welterweight who challenged Walcott several months ago, and the Chicago sports felt confident that he would defeat the colored cyclone of Boston. Frank O'Neill, another of Chicago's colored welterweights, gave Walcott a tough fight for three rounds the previous night, but after receiving a couple of Walcott's punches in the body he quit.
The Boston Globe 6 November 1894
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Brutal Sport Stopped.
St. Louis, Nov. 7.—The Tracy-Needham fight at Madison, Ills., was not pulled off to-night because of the interference of the authorities of Madison County. Eddie O'Hearn and Al Heist, local celebrities, had just begun a preliminary bout when Sheriff Holz, at the head of a posse, stepped upon the stage and put a stop to the proceedings, much to the disgust of the thousand or more sports present. O'Hearn and Heist were taken into custody, and, with Referee John Duffy of New Orleans, were hurried off to Evansville and placed in jail, where they will remain until morning.
The Morning Call 8 November 1894
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The Flash
Sch. Flash 69.70 tons, built at Essex in 1875, owned by James G. Tarr & Bro., and insured by the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance Co., for $2700, with $800 additional on outfits, sailed for Newfoundland on the morning of Jan. 12, 1894 on a herring trip and has not since been heard from, having undoubtedly gone down with all her crew in the heavy gale commencing that day. Her crew list was as follows:

Matthew Parks, master, 41 years old, a native of Nova Scotia, left a widow and three children in this city
James A'Hern, mate, 43, unmarried, resided in Boston
James Donovan, aged 31, native of Prince Edward Island
Simeon Gillis, aged 52, native of Prince Edward Island
Jordan Harris, 25, a native of Newfoundland
Richard Laha, cook, a native of Wellfleet, left a widow in this city
Cape Ann Advertiser 9 November 1894
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Police Court
Nov. 14 John Ahern was in court for larceny and was fined $15. On non-payment of the same he was committed to the house of correction.
Lexington Minuteman 16 November 1894
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David O'Herne, who tried to kill Judge Lawrence of Rutland about six weeks ago, was found guilty of assault with intent to kill and sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment.
Vermont Phoenix 16 November 1894
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Marty McCue, who is to box Darby Doyle, of Brooklyn, and Billy Ahearn, who is to box George Reynolds, at the next entertainment of the New York Athletic Club on Saturday night, Nov. 24, are training industriously in the rooms of the Clipper Athletic Club, One Hundred and Seventh street and Lexington avenue. McCue and Doyle are anxious to get at each other, having an old grudge, and Ahearn and Reynolds were to have fought to a finish, but on three different occasions the fight was declared off.
The Evening World 17 November 1894
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Miss Nellie Ahern Flags Railroad Trains—Sent to Agnews
OAKLAND, Nov. 22.—A young woman with a most peculiar mania was examined before Judge Henshaw and a commission of lunacy and committed to Agnews today. She is Miss Nellie Ahern, a comely young woman of 26, residing at the little town of Alvarado on the South Pacific Coast road. She has a brother employed in the custom-house in San Francisco. Her mania is the flagging of trains, and in the past few months she has stopped many by means of the danger signal, which she waves at the approaching engine from her stand in the middle of the track.

She has become pretty well known to the railroad men, but just the same they bring their trains to a stop when they see the red flag in her hand. When asked why she does this she says she fears trouble may come to the train; that it may be wreched unless it stops. The young woman is violent at times, and at other intervals is seized with melancholia, and in these later moods is very morose.

Los Angeles Times 23 November 1894
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Gus Muns has sold to Albert Ahern for $1,300 lot 2, block 76, in Urlin's addition.
Anaconda Standard 25 November 1894
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John D. Ahern is the new clerk at Isaac Connart's.
Sycamore True Republican 12 December 1894
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Burned Him with a Hot Penny.
As the result of a cruel practical joke played on him on Thanksgiving Day, William O'Hearn, thirty years old, of Wappinger Falls, N. Y., is lying at the point of death from blood poisoning. O'Hearn was asleep in a chair in a barroom of Rush's Hotel, when, according to the story he tells, ex-Coroner Philip Rion and the hotel proprietor, George Rush, applied a hot copper cent to his leg, burning him so that he shrieked with pain. The three men were friends and the matter was passed off as a joke. Nothing more was thought of it, until O'Hearn's leg became quite sore, and he was finally stricken down with blood poisoning. He is now unconscious, and his physician says that he cannot recover. Rion and Rush have been arrested.
Alexandria Gazette 13 December 1894
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The breaking-up entertainment usually given by the pupils of All Hallows Convent School has always taken a prominent place among the school festivities which precede the Christmas holidays. So much trouble is taken by the sisters and by the pupils to make their annual effort enjoyable and successful that they never fail to do both. Their entertainment this, year was given at the convent school last evening, when, despite the inclemency of the weather, there was a large and fashionable attendance. His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Lady Norman and Miss Grace Norman and attended by Captain Pyne, also Archbishop Dunne and the Hon. A. J. Thynne were among those present. The school hall was filled with ladies and gentlemen, and many had to be content with standing room in the adjacent corridor. The entertainment was an eloquent tribute to the efficiency of the sisters' teaching in the artistic branches of education and to the brightness and intelligence of their pupils. The picture of these young ladies, with their pretty white dresses, their tastefully chosen ribbons, and their choice bouquets of flowers, is familiar, but it is also very charming. On this occasion flower gardens seemed to have yielded some of their choicest products, for the flowers used for bouquets and for personal adornment were beautiful and varied. As the pupils stood up to sing the National Anthem on the entry of the Governor, the effect was exceedingly pretty. In the entertainment which they presented there was an abundance of good things. They were lavish to a fault, but their performances were so meritorious, and some of them showed such ability, that the audience were never disposed to call "hold, enough."

Perhaps the most interesting items of the programme were two scenic pieces, which were presented in costume. The first was a representation of "Summer and the Frost King." In this, as in other instances where the pupils had to give recitations, the carefulness of their training in elocution was conspicuous. They spoke their lines clearly and intelligently, and with an entire absence of that timidity often characteristic of juvenile efforts in this direction. The "Summer Queen" (Miss Aggie Cusack) was crowned with flowers, and her dress, which was appropriately Arcadian, was profusely adorned with flowers. Her attendants, Misses Florry Gallagher, Rosie Greaves, Alice Greaves, Isabel Forrest, and Christina Forrest, were prettily costumed, and as it were enwreathed in flowers. The Queen, with well-judged emphasis, delivered the words of the poem having reference to Summer. While she was exulting in the beauty of her floral reign King Frost, all snowclad, made his appearance, attended by Misses Aggie Knapp, Patty Almond, Adelaide Gralton, Mary Heckleman, also appropriately dressed in wintry garb. Miss Maggie Ahern, who personated the King, showed a marked elocutionary ability. The lines in which she threw down her challenge to Summer were excellently delivered. The dialogue between the King and the Queen was admirably sustained. The whole thing was very prettily and effectively performed.

The second scenic piece was at the close of the programme. It was an illustration of a poem of much grace, composed, we understand, by one of the nuns. The Goddess of Liberty in Australia was represented by Miss Eileen Lyons, Agriculture was represented by Miss Violet Seymour, Science by Miss Mary Fitzwalter, Painting by Miss Lily Fitzwalter, Sculpture by Miss Florry Hanley, Religion by Miss Connie Binny, and Music by Miss Godsall, with Misses Jessie Mooney and Edie M'Dermott as train-bearers. The final tableau with these characters grouped around the Goddess of Liberty was most picturesque. The different parts of the poem were recited with the same clearness and intelligence remarked in the previous performance. Miss Maggie Ahern, who had done so admirably as King Frost, distinguished herself further by the recitation of "From the Indies." In this she imitated, with a neat touch of the brogue, an old Irish mother, and the voice of her Anglicised son.

Both voices were imitated with a perfectly natural inflection, and the elocutionary skill displayed by Miss Ahern was very considerable. The audience were so pleased with the talent which she displayed that they recalled her with warm applause to the platform. Miss Ahern had the honour of winning the first and only encore during the evening.

The Brisbane Courier 18 December 1894
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At Palmerston North to-day, John O'Hearn was sentenced to a month's imprisonment for stealing a watch and chain.
Evening Post 31 December 1894
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First Sergeant Thomas Ahern, company A, has fallen heir to a small fortune by the death of a relative in Ireland. The amount as stated by him is £2,000.
The Salt Lake Herald 13 January 1895
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Creedon Had a Snap.
   Galveston, Tex., Jan. 19.—At the Tremont Opera House to-night Dan Creedon knocked Herman Bernau out in the second round. The opera house was packed from pit to dome by spectators. Creedon weighed 165 pounds and Bernau 175. Both were in very good condition and full of confidence. John Duffy acted as referee.
   Creedon's seconds were Thomas Tracey and Billy McCarthy. Bernau had in his corner Tommy Doyle and Bobby Ahearn, Billy Lyton acting as timekeeper for Creedon and Harry B. Kaufman for Bernau.
   There was no delay in getting them together, The fight was hot from the start, Creedon having the best of it, landing on his man when he pleased. He drew blood from Bernau's nose and mouth with the first few blows, and scored a knock-down before the round ended. Bernau went to his corner groggy and was put to sleep very quickly when he faced his man for the second round. The purse was $1500.
The Salt Lake Tribune 20 January 1895
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James Ahern returned home Wednesday from Indiana where he has been visiting for several weeks.
LeMars Sentinel 4 February 1895
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Tragedy in the home of the Aherns.
Mrs. Ahern Confessed to Transgressions and Her Husband Shot Her,
but Claims It Was an Accident—
She Planned to Poison Herself and Children, and Is Placed in a Cell—
Said to Be Insane.
A confession of infidelity and that her sin had been shared by her brother-in-law, came near culminating early Sunday morning in the death of Mrs. Emma Ahern at the hands of her husband, Daniel. Her assailant was arrested upon the complaint of neighbors at noon yesterday, and put under lock and key. The wife now occupies a cell in the county jail, a dangerous maniac.

The unhappy twain resided in a cottage near the corner of Ninth South and Fourth West, and the brother of the husband at Fort Douglas, where he is a member of Company A, Sixteenth infantry. From the evidence, which was procured from both sides, it appears that Mrs. Ahern two weeks ago yesterday presented his lordship with a bouncing baby. He nursed her through her illness, and on Sunday his wife confessed that she had been guilty of improper relations with Soldier Ahern. The husband was appalled. He believed her insane, and not until she repeated the confession did Ahern begin to act. Then he went to Fort Douglas and arraigned his brother. The soldier denied it.

Ahern retraced his way home, and a few minutes later the neighbors were aroused by a gun shot. Hastening into the dwelling, they found Mrs. Ahern lying upon her bed with her right eye badly swollen and, and blood pouring from a furrow in her leg, through which a bullet had torn its way. Mrs. Ahern, the new-born infant lying by her side, pleaded with the neighbors to refrain from making anything public, and so it was that all information of the tragic affair was withheld until yesterday.

Mrs. Ahern stated to a reporter, as Dr. Dalby made an examination of her wounds, that she had confessed her sin ; that Ahern had absented himself for a few hours, and returning, struck her violently in the face, following it up with several shots from his revolver, one of which had struck her in the leg.

To a reporter the prisoner stated that, returning to his home after visiting [missing text]
The Salt Lake Tribune 5 February 1895
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The Poor Woman Was Bereft of Reason and Was About to Kill Her Babies
When Neighbors Entered the House.
Daniel Ahern who has resided with his wife and two babies on Fourth West street, near Ninth South street was arrested by the police yesterday for an assault upon his wife. The details of the affair are simply horrifying in their brutality and Ahern will doubtless be made to pay dearly for his conduct. It seems that only two weeks ago Mrs. Ahern gave birth to a child and on Sunday night while she was still sick and weak, Ahern without the least provocation so far as can be learned knocked the poor woman down twice and gave her a frightful beating. Then he departed.

Yesterday the attention of the neighbors was attracted to the place by the continued crying of the children and some of them entered the house. They found Mrs. Ahern in a pitiable condition, her right eye completely closed and her face battered and bruised from the blows inflicted by her husband. The effect of her beating and her confinement had evidently unsettled the woman's mind for she stood in the center of the room with a butcher knife in her hands and begged the visitors to leave until she could kill her babies promising to end her own existence after that.

Sheriff Hardy was at once notified of the condition of affairs and had the unfortunate woman removed to the county jail where Dr. Wright attended her. She states that she is from Tooele and has a brother in the insane asylum. Her babies, one two weeks and the other two years old are being looked after by the neighbors but some arrangements will be made for them as the family is utterly destitute, the father in jail and the mother insane. In addition to other injuries Mrs. Ahern was shot in the calf of the leg, the bullet being a 32 calibre. Her other injuries are awful, her face being beaten out of semblance

The Salt Lake Herald 5 February 1895
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Mrs. Ahern Examined by the Probate Court as to Her Sanity—Sent Back to Jail
Daniel Ahern the man who so brutally beat his wife on Sunday last was before the police court yesterday. The charge against him is assault with a deadly weapon with intent to do great bodily harm. Attorney Sonnedecker appeared for the accused, who came into court with a sort of hang-dog look upon his face, sat down and mutely gazed at his attorney as if for protection. Considerable argument between attorneys over the degree of the offense was had with the ultimate result that bonds in the sum of $500 were fixed, the case continued indefinitely and the right reserved to lessen or increase the degree of the crime. The extent will depend upon the result of the woman's injuries.

Emma Ahern, the unfortunate woman who was so terribly beaten was in Probate court yesterday where she was examined by Drs. Wright and Bower as to her sanity. Mrs. Ahern was in a sort of dazed condition and her replies were very unsatisfactory. That her mind is in an unsettled condition was plainly evident but instead of an asylum what she really needs is a hospital, careful nursing and medical treatment. At the conclusion of the testimony, or rather the incoherent replies which she made to questions, she was remanded back to the custody of the sheriff, who returned her to jail. Prior to leaving the courtroom Sheriff Hardy asked Judge Blair if he should employ a nurse and was referred to the selectmen. None of these functionaries were about the building, however, whereat the sheriff said: "Well, she shall have a woman to care for her if I have to pay it out of my own pocket, and she must have her baby with her too." Mrs. Ahern will be kept at the county jail for a few days then re-examined.

There is probably no doubt of her insanity which prior to her illness must have been of a mild type. Her husband said she told him she had been guilty of illicit relations with his brother, Sergeant Ahern of, A company Sixteenth infantry and that he was crazed with grief over the result. He was crazed with liquor, and realizing the enormity of his offense endeavored to the personal knowledge of the reporter writing this article to "square matters" all the way from his home to the station while riding in the patrol wagon. It is stated that the woman confessed her crime to outside parties. Poor woman, she was in a position to confess almost anything.

The Salt Lake Herald 6 February 1895
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Pitiful Spectacle Presented by the Unfortunate Woman.
Her walk lame, her eyes discolored and her face swollen out of all natural proportions — results of the brutal and alleged murderous assault upon her by her husband Daniel — Mrs. Emma Ahern, the story of whose tribulations was told in these columns yesterday, appeared in Probate Court yesterday afternoon to undergo an examination upon a complaint charging her with lunacy. Efforts were made to determine her condition, but each question was answered with a vacant stare, and Judge Blair, visibly effected, ordered that she be remanded to the county jail, and there attended until such time as she had physically, if not mentally, improved.

"I hardly believe her insane," remarked the Court. "She appears benumbed, overcome by a stupor of some kind, caused, perhaps, by the blow that had closed her eyes and disfigured her face and made her temporarily a maniac, who sought, I am told, the death of her children." Mrs. Ahern was accordingly returned to the custody of the Sheriff and taken to the county jail.

The Salt Lake Tribune 6 February 1895
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Mrs. Ahern and Her Two Week's Old Babe—
But One of the Many Cases That Call For a Woman's Care
There is great need of a matron at the county jail. It is seldom without female inmate. At present there are two and there have been six imprisoned there at a time, a number equal to that at the penitentiary where a matron is constantly on duty. Yet all the work connected with the female department in the county jail is done by men.

A Herald reporter visited the jail yesterday and was shown through the woman's department. The Davis woman was at the city and county building where she was being examined by the "insanity experts." The other occupant was Mrs. Ahern, the woman who was shot and beaten by her husband on Sunday. The unfortunate woman with her two weeks' old infant occupied the cell used for a hospital. The poor demented creature would have been alone with her helpless babe if it had not been for the services of a sweet faced woman who had been her neighbor and who left her own family to care for the hapless creature who is so sorely in need of friends.

There are many sad sights in this big sorrowful world but it would be hard to imagine one more piteous than that of the crazy mother and her babe. The woman is not more than 22 years old and would be pretty if it were not for the bruises inflicted by the one who had promised to "cherish" her. She sat on the iron pallet with its tumbled blankets looking about in restless way but saying not a word. There was a dazed expression on her swollen, discolored countenance, as of one who is conscious that a great calamity has fallen upon her but cannot realize the extent of it. The good Samaritan who is caring for her says that at night she is restless, sleeping but little and when she does, talking in snatches of the horrible experience which she seems but vaguely to remember. While she will not talk she is tractable and when Sheriff Hardy told her to let the visitor see her tongue she obeyed as readily as a child. The tongue showed plainly the imprints of her teeth, an evidence which is always one of insanity.

Since her trouble she has been able to give but insufficient nourishment to her child and is utterly unable to look after its needs. She sleeps but little and scarcely tastes food. Dr. Wright, the county physician, says he has not been able to visit her on account of other duties. The case is pitiable as it is, but would be infinitely worse without the ministrations of one of her own sex. That the unhappy woman is not left to her own devices except the receiving of such care as some male attache of the prison is able to give is owing to the kindness of heart of the woman who is caring for her and of Mr. Hardy, who says she must be remunerated for her services if he has to pay her himself.

And this is but one of many unfortunates who are incarcerated in the county jail, everyone of whom needs the care of a good woman. It is not a question of association of the men and woman prisoners—the sheriff sees that the woman's department is locked and under surveillance—but one of humanity and of the standard of propriety that should be adhered to in a well managed prison. Mr. Hardy strongly advocates the employment of a matron who will give a few hours a day at least to looking after the needs of the female prisoners He believes that such services could be secured at a dollar a day or less. It is probable that the matter will be brought to the attention of the county court at an early date.

The condition of Mrs. Ahern the unfortunate woman so badly beaten by her husband is by no means improving. She has lost her mind and whether she will ever recover is a matter of conjecture. When her baby was presented her Tuesday she refused to own it, and it was some time before she could be induced to receive it. As the case stands she is allowed to keep the child only for a little while at a time. The sheriff's force is doing all possible to make her condition pleasant, but a jail is not a suitable place for a sick woman. What she requires is hospital or home treatment, and if this is not afforded soon, the consequences will be serious. The attention of the county court will be called to the matter today.

The Salt Lake Herald 7 February 1895
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The Woman Too Ill to Appear and Testify
Daniel Ahern the man arrested on Monday last charged with brutally beating his wife was arraigned in police court yesterday afternoon, charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to do bodily harm. County Attorney Whittemore and his assistant Dennis Eichnor, Esq. appeared for the prosecution and Mr. Sonnedecker for the defense.

In opening, Mr. A.Whittemore stated that Mrs. Ahern was still too ill to appear but that notwithstanding she was the principal witness and was absent, he was ready to go on with the case if the court desired. The court desired and so the case proceeded, the defendant pleading not guilty. Dr. Dalby was examined and said he visited the home of the Aherns on Monday last and found the woman in a very bad condition caused by ill treatment. She had a gunshot wound in her left leg in which the ball had perforated the skin. The course of the missile was a diagonal one, and the wound was recently made.

Officer Pratt, in his examination said that his attention was called to the house by a neighbor, and found Mrs. Ahern in bed. The defendant was in an adjoining room. Mrs. Ahern said that her husband had abused her and had shot her. When he questioned the defendant as to the pistol, Ahern denied having one in his possession. The officer found a 32-calibre pistol on a dressing case containing one loaded shell and four empty ones. The pistol was produced and offered in evidence.

Mrs. Jane E. Kidd said that she visited Aherns Sunday evening and found Mrs. Ahern crying. Her face was badly swollen. She said her husband had abused her. On cross-examination Mrs. Kidd said the defendant had always borne a good reputation. J. G. Klink, a neighbor heard shots fired, four in all, with about ten minutes interval between shots. This was on Sunday night. The shots apparently came from the direction of Ahern's house.

The testimony of Erastus Kidd was interesting. He heard shots as described by Mr. Klink. He was over to Aherns on Monday, at which time Mrs. Ahern admitted that she had been criminally intimate with a man. Ahern was present and was very much agitated over the confession, which was obtained from his wife by questions put to her by the defendant. Mrs. Ahern was in bed at the time. Ahern was looked upon as a quiet, inoffensive man. The prosecution rested at this point, and the case was continued until 9:30 this morning.

The Salt Lake Herald 9 February 1895
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There was a dramatic scene in the police court yesterday during the trial of the Ahern case when the defendant himself took the stand to testify. According to his tale of woe made under oath he was married December 22, 1892. He worked at the Rio Grande shops. On the 24th of last September his wife forsook him, taking everything of value, including about $100 of savings, with her. She remained away until Jan. 2, when she came back and pleaded to be forgiven and a few days later informed him that she was enceinte About three weeks ago the baby was born and after that time she manifested signs of mental disorder. This dementia on her part led to an attempt to poison herself with laudanum one week ago yesterday, but she was prevented from accomplishing her purpose.

The witness denied ever using his pistol in an attempt to kill her and reiterated his former statement that the weapon exploded in the struggle which ensued when he endeavored to get it away from her. This was on Sunday night. The witness was sleeping on a lounge and Mrs. Ahern woke him up. She had the pistol in her hand and begged him to shoot her. Ahern declares that he had been without sleep for nearly two weeks and that he was dazed on being awakened but that he made a grab for the weapon and remembers hearing it go off. Questioned as to the many bruises upon her face and body he said he had to use force to get the weapon and that accounted for it. At this point in his testimony the witness broke down and wept. He and his wife had always lived happily together, so he said, and when she confessed to being criminally intimate with a certain man he did not believe it, thinking her insane. On Saturday last she had asked him if he were angry with her and he had replied in the negative. That night she was very delirious and unable to care for the baby so the neighbors had to be summoned.

Witness said that he had accused the man referred to of the undue intimacy confessed by his wife but that the latter denied it. Erastus Kidd was called by the defense and testified to making an examination of the house and had found a bullet hole six or seven feet above the floor. This goes to prove that at least two shots were fired. A diagram of the place was introduced in evidence by the prosecution showing three bullet holes, while Officer Pratt has in his possession the bullet which inflicted the wound in her body, which was covered with blood.

At the conclusion of the testimony Ahern was held to the grand jury in bonds of $100.

The Salt Lake Herald 10 February 1895
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Distressing Tale of Domestic Woe Related to Judge Smith.
A story more intensely dramatic than that recited by Daniel Ahern, as he pleaded for his liberty in police court yesterday morning, was never listened to by the judge nor the idlers who from day to day people the lobby. From its commencement to the last syllable when he wiped the tears from his red, hollow eyes, did the interpreter of real melodrama hold the audience as if it had been electrified.

The prosecution had undertaken to make it appear that the accused had first assaulted his wife with his strong arm and then shot her with a pistol. When court opened yesterday morning, the defense, Attorney Sonnedecker conducting it, opened with the prisoner on the stand. He told how he had married his young wife, who is now an inmate of the poor house [sic], some two years ago and how a few nights later he returned to his home to find his bride of four days gone. How he had cooked his own meals, ate them alone and withheld his sorrow from the world until one night in January he answered a knock upon the door, to find a fugitive shivering without. How the sight of her face, penitent and haggard, fanned the coals of love into fire again, and how he took her in although with a knowledge that she had sinned prior to their marriage. He forgave her, nursed her when the tiny waif appeared to remind him of her sin and worked all the harder that he might forget it. He told then how he had lost his job in the round-house on the Rio Grande Western and how he had been forced to appeal to his brother, a soldier at Fort Douglas, to step between them and starvation.

Two years sped by and a second child made its appearance. It was two weeks old when she confessed that she had sinned again. Not only that, but that his brother had been the man to share it. Horrified, he sought the latter. He denied it and declared that the woman was insane. Then Ahern told how, filled with gladness, he went home. Again she declared her confession true. He looked at her and believed her sane. His wife had approached him and he had repulsed her, but he swore again that the bullet that had entered her leg had been dispatched in his desperate struggle to disarm her. Explaining the shots, the reports of which had been testified to by neighbors, Ahern stated that he had fired them in the back yard for the purpose of emptying the weapon.

The neighbors testified that he had been a gentle, attentive husband prior to the offense with which he was charged but in the absence of his wife, who was unable to be present, the court fixed the bond at $100 and held Ahern to the action of the grand jury.

The Salt Lake Tribune 10 February 1895
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Personal Mention
At the Mercer—F. P. Smith, Fremont; George A. Ahern, Ravenna; Cornelius Kirk, Jacksonville, Fla.; Daniel F. Kemp, Buffalo; H. D. Sullivan, Louisville; A. Fried, Milwaukee; Joseph Einstein, Arapahoe; L. N. Groves, Chicago; W. B. Hubst, Sioux City; Mrs. H. T. Johnson, Beatrice; C. A. Rumpf, Grand Island; D. H. Clark and wife and Dr. Benjamin F. Bailey, Lincoln.
Omaha Morning World-Herald 11 February 1895
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It Is Thought That Three of Them Cannot Recover.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 11.—Five firemen were seriously, three of them perhaps fatally, injured in a fire which raged in the west bottoms this afternoon. They are: Fred Ricketts, member of a hook and ladder company, internally injured by being struck by a revolving crank; James Hauren and Sam Cox were precipitated fifty feet by falling floors; F. K. Gaffney, who had his arm broken; Con O'Hearne, frozen almost stiff. Hauren, Cox and O'Hearne are in a serious condition tonight and the chances are against their recovery. The fire started in the building occupied by the Creamery Supply Company. Their stock was entirely consumed and the building, owned by George P. Messervy of Boston, valued at about $15,000, was gutted. Reeves & Co., manufacturers of straw packing, the Campbell Paint Company and two or three other firms in adjoining buildings had their stock slightly damaged by water. The fire started at 1 o'clock and for a time threatened to wipe out the entire block, being beyond control for four hours. The total loss aggregates $100,000; insurance, one-half.
The Morning Call 12 February 1895
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The house and senate met in joint convention and elected Mrs. Emily L. Davidson, of Peru state librarian. The democrats voted for Miss Mary Eileen Ahern, the present librarian. The vote stood For Mrs. Davidson, 101, for Miss Ahern, 31.
Fort Wayne Daily Sentinel 13 February 1895
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Expectant Groom Threatened with Death and His New House Burned
Wednesday night a note was left at the residence of Rev. Father Maddock, at Chatfield, Minn., reading as follows: "You are hereby notified not to marry James O'Hern to Estelle McGrand. His new home is in ashes. He will be a dead man inside of 10 days." The signature was a heart with a dagger piercing it. A messenger who was dispatched to where O'Hern lives found that all that remained of his well-furnished home was a heap of ashes. The priest refused to marry the couple.
Adams County (Iowa) Union 14 February 1895
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Battalion Drill—Promotions and Discharges.
Colonel J. W. Guthrie, commanding Second Infantry, N. G. C. [National Guard of California], has announced in orders that there will be a battalion drill at the Armory next Monday evening, to be participated in by the field, staff, non-commissioned staff, band and Companies E and G.
The following changes are announced:
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Discharges—Privates Thomas J. Ahearn, . . . 
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 15 February 1895
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Galveston, Tex., Feb. 16.—Bobby Ahearn and Mickey Finn, heavyweights, fought twenty-five rounds to-night in the Tremont opera-house and were stopped by police. The referee declared the fight a draw. Ahearn was the aggressor during the entire fight, Finn standing up to him but dodging the blows cleverly. Both men weighed in at less than 128 pounds.
Dallas Morning News 17 February 1895
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Galveston, Tex., Feb. 16.—Before a good sized audience at Tremont opera house tonight Micky Finn of St. Louis and Bob Ahern of Galveston fought a twenty-five round draw. It was one of the most scientific fights ever seen here.
The Salt Lake Herald 17 February 1895
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Alfred McDonald, who has been a prisoner at the jail and Lottie Ahearn, both of Prince Edward Island, were married at the jail office yesterday forenoon by John F. Robinson, Esq. They left the jail after the ceremony.
Bangor Daily Whig & Courier 28 February 1895
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Grand Jury Reports.
The grand jury came into open court and reported three indictments under the territorial statutes and that the charge against Daniel Ahern for assault was ignored. The Jury handed in their final report which is printed in full elsewhere in this issue of The Herald, and were discharged for the term. [There was no other report in this issue.]
The Salt Lake Herald 28 February 1895
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The twenty-second ordinary general meeting was held yesterday at the Warehouse, South Main street, Cork—Mr. Stanley Harrington, J. P., in the chair. Other directors present—Messrs. M. d. Daly, J. P. ; Francis Lyons, Timothy Ahern, J. P. ; and John Kelleher, managing director. There was a large attendance of shareholders. . . . 
The Irish Times 1 March 1895
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Private Ahern Vindicated.
Private Ahern of Company A, Sixteenth Infantry, who was accused of improper conduct by the insane wife of his brother, feels that his vindication by the grand jury should also be spread before the public. He states that the whole matter was thoroughly investigated and the charges ignored by that body. Private Ahern declares he is a God-fearing, law-abiding citizen and the accusation has caused him much distress.
The Salt Lake Tribune 5 March 1895
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Deputy Sheriff Montgomery last evening arrested Daniel Ahern on a warrant issued by Justice Grant Smith, charging him with again beating and assaulting his wife. It is alleged that Ahern kicked and beat the woman savagely and dragged her into the street by the hair of the head.
The Salt Lake Herald 21 March 1895
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Cases Disposed of By His Honor Justice Smith
Daniel Ahern is again under arrest for wife beating and yesterday was arraigned on that charge. He secured a continuance until 2 p. m. today.
The Salt Lake Herald 22 March 1895
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Daniel Ahern Pleads Not Guilty
Daniel Ahern, arrested by Deputy Sheriff Montgomery on Wednesday night on a warrant charging him with assaulting his wife, was taken from the county jail yesterday and arraigned before Police Justice Smith. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge, and was released upon bonds in the sum of $50. The offense with which Ahern is charged is said to have been committed on Wednesday morning, at which time, it is alleged, he made an attack upon his wife, a woman who, but a short time since, testified to his having shot her. His examination will take place to-day in Police Court.
The Salt Lake Tribune 22 March 1895
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But Ahern Was Fined $20 for Beating His Wife.
"I'll also call your attention," said Daniel Ahern, in his address to Police Justice Smith, "to a paragraph inserted in the papers of February 11th, in which Sheriff Hardy referred to the gossiping neighbors as the cause of all my troubles." As he delivered this, the accused, who was on trial charged with beating his wife, turned with a scowl to the array of women who had told the story of his misconduct. They each testified that the accused had, on Saturday last, dragged his wife, whose life he was once charged with attempting, from her home and left here, an insane creature, standing helpless on the street, while he returned to lock himself within.

The Court did not concur in the views Ahern claimed to have been expressed by the Sheriff, that the trouble was all due to gossiping neighbors, and ordered the prisoner to stand up. "You need a lesson, Ahern," began Judge Smith. "When you were here before, charged with murderously assaulting your wife, conditions developed that excited the Court's sympathy. While it believed you guilty of some offense, it did not believe the court above would be able to convict you as charged, and so limited your bond to $100, that you might furnish it and go to the bedside of the woman whom you had assaulted. I find from the testimony of the witnesses here to-day, that in your second offense you have treated her as a man wouldn't treat a stray dog. Have you worked since you were here before?" "No, sir," stammered Ahern, "I have not. I've had to nurse the babies. They've got to be fed from bottles."

The Court reflected for a moment, and fixing Ahern's fine at $20 and costs, ordered him committed. Then he made inquiry into the conditions surrounding Mrs. Ahern and her babes, and learning that a delegation from the Ladies' Aid Society was giving them attention, the matter was closed. At a later hour in the day the wife and children were admitted to the Infirmary, where they will be provided for, and of Mrs. Ahern's condition does not improve, she will be temporarily bereft of the babes and committed to the asylum at Provo, where a demented sister has preceded her.

The Salt Lake Tribune 23 March 1895
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Ahern Fined
Daniel Ahern the wife beater was convicted and fined $20 together with the costs, $17.25.
The Salt Lake Herald 23 March 1895
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TRANSFERS IN KING'S COUNTY.—Acting-Sergeant Philip Ahern has been transferred from Edenderry to Kilbride, near Tullamore. He was for many years attached to the station he had just been removed from, and his departure is much regretted by a large circle of friends, amongst whom he has always made himself most agreeable. During his stay he was never missed from any social gathering, and his efforts on such occasions to create pleasure and enjoyment will be long remembered by his admirers with satisfaction. He has been replaced by Acting-Sergeant Martin from Shinrone.
The Irish Times 30 March 1895
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Visitors to and From Acton and
Various Other Personal Notes
Mr. John Ahern and family removed to Toronto this week, Their many friends here regret their removal. Miss Kitty will remain here, continuing her position at the Canada Glove Works.
Acton Free Press 4 April 1895
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DUBLIN, April 5.
The hearing of the charge of wilful murder arising out of the burning and illtreating of the woman Bridget Cleary was resumed to-day at Clonmel before Colonel Evanson, R.M., Colonel Riall, D.L., and Mr. Grubb, J.P. The accused are Michael Cleary (the husband of the deceased), Patrick Boland (father), William Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy, Michael Kennedy, and James Kennedy (cousins), Mary Kennedy (aunt), John Dunne, and William Ahearne. Denis Ganey, herb doctor, was also charged as an accessory before the fact. Medical evidence was given by Mr. T. J. Crean and Mr. Heffernan stated that death was due to shock caused by burns, which were of a terrible nature. There were no traces of poisoning in the stomach. Dr. Crean, at the close of his evidence, said, “I desire to add that I do not think Ganey had anything to do with her illness.” Colonel Evanson.—We cannot enter into that. Mr. Hanrahan, medical practitioner, said that narcotic poison would not leave a sufficient trace in the stomach to produce an effect which would be observable without analysis. No narcotic poison, however, would be sufficient to prevent a person from feeling intense pain from burning. The evidence for the Crown having closed, Mr. R. J. Crean, solicitor, who appeared for Cleary and Ganey, said he proposed to examine two witnesses on behalf of Ganey. Colonel Evanson intimated that the Bench did not consider that they could send Ganey for trial on the evidence. They were of the opinion that he should be discharged. Mr. Crean said in those circumstances he would not call any witnesses. Ganey was then discharged. Mr. Hanrahan, solicitor for William Ahearne, applied that he should also be discharged. He was, he said, a delicate boy of about 16, and the only evidence against him was that he had held a candle while Cleary gave herbs to the deceased out of the saucepan. The Bench directed that the depositions of the various witnesses should be read over to the accused. Michael Kennedy examined a Mr. Anglim, his employer, who proved that he had given Kennedy money at his request on the day before the 15th to take to his mother, this evidence being intended to show what brought Kennedy into the house. The prisoners were then severally asked whether they had any statements to make. Michael Cleary said that he threw no paraffin oil on his wife, as Johanna Bourke had stated, nor did he place her on the fire. He would sooner put himself upon the fire. Johanna Bourke had injured him by false accusations. He was left with a broken heart. Patrick Boland also made a statement in which he said that it was Cleary who did the deed. Mary Kennedy also made a statement of a rambling character, and before it was completed the Court adjourned till to-morrow.
The Times 6 April 1895
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Barber Shop
Dennis Ahern who has been occupying the little structure on Mystic street as a barber shop, has leased a room over the new stores in Finance Block and moved the fittings of his barber shop there. The new quarters are a great improvement over the old location.
Arlington Advocate 12 April 1895
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In the Goods of
EDMUND WALSHE, late of No. 1 Charlemount terrace, Kingstown, in the County of Dublin, deceased.
   Notice is hereby given that the above named Edmund Walshe, who died on the 22nd day of March, 1895, by his will bearing date the 20th day of November, 1890, bequeathed for the time being to his niece, Sallie Ahern, of 1 Charlemount terrace, Kingstown, in the County of Dublin, £80 sterling upon trust to be applied as follows— that is to say £50 to the Hospice for the Dying, Harold's Cross, Dublin, and the remainder to the poor. And further, the undersigned, Robert J. Ferguson, is Executor of his will to whom probate was granted forth from the Principal Registry of the Probate and Matrimonial Division of the High-Court of Justice in Ireland.
   Dated this 24th day of April, 1895.
            ROBERT J. FERGUSON, Solicitor.
            65 Dame street, Dublin
The Irish Times 24 April 1895
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The marriage of Thomas Ahearn of this city and Miss Annie Ward, a very successful teacher in the Grammar school at San Jose, was celebrated in St. Joseph's Church in that city on Wednesday. The bride was given away by her uncle, William Ward. She was attended by her sister, Miss Mary Ward. P. Ahearn, a brother of the groom, acted as best man. The Easter lilies still lay upon the altar, but were greatly increased in effect by a profusion of beautiful roses. After the ceremony there was a reception at the bride's home. Mr,. and Mrs. Ahearn will reside in this city.
Oakland Tribune 27 April 1895
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The governor sent these nominations to the senate: Commissioners of the board of charities, J. W. C. O'Neal of Gettysburg, George J. McLeod, Philadelphia; Frances J, Torrance, Pittsburg; Willam B, Lamberton, Harrisburg, and Charles Miller, Franklin. Aldermen, Eighth ward, Wilkesbarre, James B. Ford, Clerk of the court of quarter sessions of Philadelphia, William B. Ahern, to serve from May 7, 1895, to the first Monday in January, 1896. All the nominations were confirmed.
Cumberland Evening Times 1 May 1895
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AHEARN—AHERN—In this city, May 12, 1895, at St. Joseph's Church, by the Rev. Father Doran, Joseph G. Ahearn and Nonie E. Ahern.
San Francisco Call 14 May 1895
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   An appalling story of cruelty and superstition culminating in the murder of a woman by her relatives who thought her bewitched comes from Ireland. The matter was briefly mentioned in our cabled news a few weeks ago. The young woman's name was Bridget Cleary, and she lived with her husband at Cloner, near Clonmel, County Tipperary. Ten persons were arrested, nine of whom are charged jointly and severally with committing the murder. These were Michael Cleary, her husband; Patrick Boland, her father; Patrick Kennedy, James Kennedy, Michael Kennedy, John Dunne, and William Ahearn, neighbors. Dennis Grancey, her doctor, was charged with being accessory before the fact. William Simpson and Johanna Burke, both of whom lived near the Clearys, were the principal witnesses. Their testimony was substantially the same, and this is the story as they told it :—
   Mrs. Cleary had been ill for some time, and on the night of March 14 Mrs. Burke went to see her. She met Simpson and his wife outside. The door was locked, and Mrs. Burke told Simpson that Michael Cleary had said they were giving Mrs. Cleary some herbs which they got from the man over the mountains. Voices could be heard inside saying: "Take it, you witch!" and "Take it, you old faggot, or we will kill you.''
   When they finally gained admission they saw Dunne and three of the Kennedys holding Mrs. Cleary down on the bed by her hands and feet. Her husband was standing by the bed with some decoction in a spoon. He called for some vile liquid, which was poured over the woman's body. A man at each side of the bed kept the body swinging about. The woman screamed horribly.
   Then she was forced to take the decoction out of the spoon, and Cleary asked: "Are you Bridget Boland, wife of Michael Cleary? Answer in the name of God." She answered: "I am Bridget Boland, in the name of God."
   "Come home, Bridget Boland," they all cried, and then Simpson understood that they thought her body had been taken possession of by a witch which they were endeavoring to drive out.
   After the woman had answered the question several times John Dunne said: "Hold her over the fire, and she will answer then." She was taken from her bed and carried to the kitchen, where she was placed in a sitting posture over the fire. Simpson noticed some red marks on her body, and was told that they had used a red-hot poker on her to make her take the medicine. As she was held over the fire she was compelled to make answer several times: "I am Bridget Boland, daughter of Patrick Boland, in the name of God!" Then, groaning and screaming, she was carried back to bed.
   The night after these occurrences Mrs. Burke went to sit up with Mrs. Cleary. She and the others present sat at the fire and talked about fairies. Mrs. Burke made some tea and offered a cup to Mrs. Cleary, but before she could take it her husband jumped up, and taking three pieces of bread said his wife should eat them before she should have the cup. He asked her three times: "Are you Bridget Cleary, my wife, in the name of God?"
   Twice she answered and ate two pieces of bread. The third time she did not answer. Cleary forced the bread into her mouth, saying: "If you don't take it down you will go." He then flung her on the ground, and putting his knee on her chest and one hand upon her throat forced the bread down. "Swallow it," he shouted. "Is it down?" He took a lighted stick and held it to her mouth to see if she had swallowed it.
   At this point Mrs. Burke and the others wanted to leave the house, but Cleary said he would not open the door till he got his wife back. He told his wife that he would burn her if she did not answer to her name three times. Her reply did not satisfy him, and he seized a burning lamp and threw it at her. In a moment she was in a blaze. She screamed frantically, but her husband cried: "Hold your tongue. It is not Bridget I am burning. You will soon see a witch going up the chimney."
   Mrs. Burke admitted in her testimony that she afterwards saw the corpse carried out of the house in a bag. It was found a week later at the bottom of a ditch, under two feet of mud, on the lands of Tully Cusane.
Tuapeka Times 15 May 1895
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The Pulitzer medals were awarded to Firemen Thomas O'Hearn of Hook and Ladder 18, John P. Howe of Hook and Ladder 7, and Edward T. Galloway of Hook and Ladder 10. Fireman O'Hearn saved a child from a burning building at 129 Suffolk Street May 31, 1894. His name had already been placed on the Fire Department Roll of Honor for other brave acts. Fireman Howe rescued two women from upper floors of 74 Pearl street during a fire Jan. 2, 1894, and he also distinguished himself, with Fireman Galloway, at the Suffolk Street fire. It was for bravery at the latter fire that Galloway was rewarded.
New York Times 26 May 1895
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The Unfortunate Woman Will Be Sent to Provo.
The final chapter in the woes of Mrs. Emma Ahern, the woman whose misfortunes have been cited in The Herald many times, was written yesterday when Judge McNally affixed his signature to an order committing her to the asylum at Provo. Mrs. Ahern is the woman whose husband was arrested some months ago charged with beating her on the grounds that she had been unfaithful to him. The woman, it will be remembered was confined in the county jail until she had recovered from her injuries, and later her husband was punished for the offense.

Since that time the woman has gradually failed until of late she has developed a strong homicidal tendency and had to be watched constantly, in order to prevent her from doing her children harm. Within the last few days she has grown very violent.

The Salt Lake Herald 30 May 1895
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Sacred Heart Academy
The large study hall of the Sacred Heart Academy was filled to its utmost yesterday morning with friends of the institution and of the graduating class, together with those who gathered in the expectation of hearing an entertainment such as is always heard at the Sacred Heart Academy.
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After this selection the graduates, Miss Margaret McGovern, Miss Helen M. Ahern, Miss Daisy C. Barnes, Miss Jeanie M. Graham and Miss Lorna Cahoon, came upon the stage and the class prophesy was given by Miss Jeanie Graham.
The Salt Lake Tribune 19 June 1895
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The seventeenth annual commencement of the Sacred Heart academy took place yesterday, the exercises beginning at 10:30 a. m. There was an unusually large attendance including a large delegation from the Sisters' school in Salt Lake. The programme was carried out substantially as heretofore published. The five graduates are Margaret McGovern, Helen M. Ahern, Daisy C. Barnes, Jean M. Graham and Lorna Cahoon. The productions were all of a high literary character. Several rooms in the building were occupied with the exhibits of the art literary and scientific departments and many happy surprises awaited those who looked through them. The commencement, taken all together, was fully up to the standard set by the institution in previous years.
The Salt Lake Herald 19 June 1895
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(Before Mr. B. Fairbairn, R.M.)
ALLOWING HORSES TO TRESPASS—William Thorpe, Alexander Ahern and William Cook were each fined 1s. and costs for allowing horses to trespass.
The West Australian 22 June 1895
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Additional to Residents of Maine.
Washington, June 21. The following pensions have been granted to residents of Maine:
Original—John Ahearn, Togus . . . 
Bangor Daily Whig & Courier 22 June 1895
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The Ahern—Castle Affair.
Ex-Fire Commissioner David Ahern last night received a telegram from San Francisco stating that Wally Castle, with whom he had a slight difficulty down there the other day, and who was re ported as having been seriously injured by Ahern, had left the hospital and is all right. Ahern says he will prove by Castle that the affair was greatly exaggerated.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 9 July 1895
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Hospital Steward A. C. Beals, Commissary Sergeant Benjamin Birdsall, First Sergeant Eugene Wren, battery M, First artillery; First Sergeant John Ahern, Third cavalry; First Sergeant John McGurk, Twenty-third infantry, and Private Shotwell, battalion of engineers, have been placed upon the retired list.
San Antonio Daily Light 11 July 1895
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Mrs. John Ahearn of Portland, formerly of this city, is visiting relatives here.
The Boston Globe 13 July 1895
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Great Falls, July 14.—Special correspondence of this office from Havre says: At the last meeting of the A. O. U. W. lodge of Havre, the following officers were installed: P. M. W., J. W. Williams; M. W., Henry O'Hearn; foreman, Henry Linhoff; overseer, Fred Williamson: receiver, Adolph Stocklin; financier. H. C. Churchill; recorder, E. B. Norell; guide, E. M. Ross; I. W., O. M. English; O. W., John Whitten.
Anaconda Standard 15 July 1895
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Mr. [sic] Mary J. Ahern, who lives in Flatbush, called at the office of the charities department yesterday and asked Relief Clerk Short to give her a letter to Justice Nostrand, sitting in the Grant street police court, requesting her husband's arrest on a charge of abandonment. She did not receive the letter and is on the warpath.

Her husband is William M. T. Ahern, a clerk in one of the county buildings. That is the reason Mrs. Ahern claims her request was not complied with. The couple have been married about two years. They have no chil-dren. Mrs. Ahern asserts that her husband left her without home and money and without cause, about two weeks ago, and has since failed to provide her with support.

She called at the Grant street police court this morning and told Justice Nostrand that she bad called at the charities department without result and demanded a warrant. Justice Nostrand elicited the fact that Mr. Ahern was earning $20 a month and on July l he had given his wife $10. There was a suit for separation pending between the parties for in-compatibility of temper, which should come up in court this month. Justice Nostrand told the woman that he could do nothing at present, under the circumstances. The wife is the sister of Policeman Bennett of the Flatbush precinct.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle 18 July 1895
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There has been much complaint of parties of boys who meet in the suburbs and spend Sunday gambling. Unsuccessful efforts have been made to catch them. But last Sunday Marshal Lyle slipped up on a crowd in the South End, and from behind a bank took all their names. Just as one of the players brought down his trump with a triumphant whack, and shouted, "That's my trick!" the Marshal showed himself. And, it was his "trick." They didn't stop to dispute. They rose like a flock of partridges and fairly flew for tall timber. A short time later, he had equally fine success in the east end. In the latter crowd was little Pat O'Hern, the Handy Andy of the city building. As the other boys scaled a big gate, he suddenly dropped on all fours and crawled under. Lyle might have got him by the leg, like a pig, if he hadn't stopped to laugh. Monday morning, Mayor Davis dismissed them with a lecture and an emphatic warning not to be brought before him on that charge again.
The News-Herald 18 July 1895
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The will of Ellen Ahern, who died on July 10, was filed for probate with the surrogate to-day. The document bears the date of May 20, 1890, and disposes of an estate valued at $7,500. In addition to some bequests to relatives the testatrix left $200 to the Rev. Edward J. McGoldrick, with a request that he remember her in his prayers. To St. Cecilias R. C. church, at the corner of North Henry and Herbert streets, $500 is bequeathed; to the Little Sisters of the Poor in charge of the Home for the Aged at Bushwick and DeKalb avenues, $300; to the Little Sisters of the Poor in charge of the Home for the Aged at Eighth avenue and Sixteenth streets, $250; to the Home of Aged of the Little Sisters of the Poor of New York, $150; to St. Peter's Hospital, on Henry street, $200; to the Missions of the Immaculate Virgin, at Lafayette place and Great Jones street, New York, $400; to the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum of Brooklyn, $200; to Sister Irene, or her successor, for the benefit of the Foundling Asylum in New York, $200; to the home for orphans of St. James' R. C. church of New York, $300. The residuary estate is left to St. Mary's Female hospital, on Dean street, and St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic church, share and share alike.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 24 July 1895
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Policeman Daniel B. Ahearn of the Hartford, Conn., police force is six feet seven inches tall.
Anaconda Standard 27 July 1895
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(Before Mr. R. Fairbairn, R.M.)
MISCELLANEOUS.— . . . Alexander Ahearn, for allowing two horses to trespass, was mulcted in a penalty of 5s. and costs, and Jas. Holmes and Walter Lawrence were each fined 2s. 6d. and costs, and Edward Tonkin and C. Limaquest 1s. and costs, for similar offences.
The West Australian 6 August 1895
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Mr. D. L. Desmond and his niece, Miss Mary O'Hearn, left yesterday to visit relatives in Sharpsburg.
The Evening Bulletin 6 August 1895
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David Morphy and Anna T. Ahern were married in Chicago Monday. Mr. Morphy is employed by W. M. Forward & Co. The bride is well known in Sycamore where she was brought up, and is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ahern.
Sycamore True Republican 7 August 1895
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Roadmaster Ahern of the Milwaukee told the editor of the Decorah Journal that he had been in the employ of the company for thirty-two consecutive years and had not taken a single day of rest from his duties.
Cedar Rapids Gazette 8 August 1895
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Count Leo LaSalle came in yesterday from French gulch, where he has been placer mining this summer. Water is becoming scarce in that region, though the Tacoma company still has plenty in its flume. Miners working on a smaller scale are however forced to suspend operations. William Ahern, who was working with Leo has gone prospecting for quartz leads.
Anaconda Standard 10 August 1895
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Mr. Ahern Challenges Mr. McMilligan to a Contest in the Valley.
William Ahern called at the Standard office last evening to state that his hound Queen can win in a chase over Jack Milligan's bitch. He offers to bet any amount up to $100, or more, if all parties are willing, that his animal will beat Mc'Milligan's in a course in Deer Lodge valley. He will accept John Williams as referee. Mr. Ahern deposited $5 with the Standard to show that his challenge is made in good faith.
Anaconda Standard 12 September 1895
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The Challenge Is Accepted.
The challenge issued by William Ahern, offering to back his hound Queen in a coursing race, was accepted by Mike Monigle, who names his dog Daft, and posts a forfeit of $20. The purse to be $100 a side and the date any date agreeable within a week. Mr. Ahern left a deposit in this office the night before of $5 and the arrangements for the match will no doubt be completed in a few days.
Anaconda Standard 13 September 1895
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Business Buildings Burn.
GOODHUE, Minn., Oct. 1.—Fire started at 12:30 in the barn of James Ahern and spread rapidly, destroying 10 business blocks and Sheldon & Co.'s elevator. The Red Wing fire department was brought in and aided quenching the flames.
Waterloo Daily Courier 1 October 1895
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Discovery by Three Miners in the Mountains Near Juneau.
A Fortune Pounded Out in Small Hand-Mortars Within Two Months.
PORTLAND, Or., Oct. 4.—Michael O'Hearne, an old-time Comstock miner, who arrived on the last steamer from Alaska, came here from Seattle last evening on his way to New York, carrying with him $30,000 in Alaskan gold, pounded out of decomposed quartz in a hand-mortar. Eighteen months ago O'Hearne, his brother, Peter, formerly an underground man in the Richmond mine at Eureka, Nev., and Henry Morehouse of Plumas County, Cal., went to Juneau, engaging in prospecting throughout the gold-bearing country in that region, with anything but success. Early last June they started out on what they resolved to be their last prospecting tour in the cold north unless they struck something. On this trip, however, great luck accompanied them. In the mountains, some sixty miles from Juneau, they stumbled upon a quantity of decomposed quartz, glistening with metal. Setting to work the three men at a depth of fifteen feet discovered a well-defined ledge of possibly the richest decomposed gold quartz that has ever been found in that part of the earth. O'Hearne said that in less than sixty days he and his partners pounded out $90,000 with two small hand mortars. He says the rock will run $100,000 per ton and that there are millions in sight in that mine.
San Francisco Call 5 October 1895
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Lieutenant Ahern, well known in Deer Lodge and Anaconda as instructor at the College of Montana will soon be permanently established at Fort Missoula again, his household goods having arrived. Captain Sanborn has been transferred to Fort Custer, and his personal effects have been shipped to that point.
Anaconda Standard 18 October 1895
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Attempting theft of the steam yacht Midget was the charge on which Frank Ryan and Thomas O'Hearn faced a jury in the court of sessions this morning. The indictment against the men alleges grand larceny in the first degree. The yacht was owned by Michael V. Hickey, and at the time of the alleged attempt was tied up at the foot of Court street. Ryan is an engineer and O'Hearn a Fireman. They were found aboard the boat attempting to get up steam. Ryan had been working for the firm of Young & Co., and when arrested some valuable parts of a derrick belonging to the firm were found on the Midget.

When called in his own behalf Ryan said that he went aboard the boat to pump her out. He declared that at the time she was leaking badly and from her condition he thought she would sink in a half hour. There wasn't a soul about, he said, so he and O'Hearn went aboard to save the boat. They got up ten pounds of steam to use a siphon to get the water out of the hull more rapidly. Ryan claimed that he had worked for Mr. Gould and Mr. Iselin as engineer. He denied any knowledge of the derrick machinery and he swore that when he went aboard the boat the door of the cabin was open and some of the windows broken.

District Attorney Ridgeway, in his summing up, declared that Ryan was a very "fresh and garrulous sea lawyer." The case went to the jury. After some deliberation a verdict of not guilty was returned as to the charge of attempting to steal the yacht. The men were then remanded to await trial on the charge of grand larceny.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle 14 November 1895
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James O'Brien [sic] Thrown From a Horse and Killed.
MENLO PARK, Cal., Nov. 13.—James O'Hearn, a coachman in the employ of John T. Doyle the well-known lawyer and capitalist of this place, died this morning from injuries received late yesterday afternoon. He was thrown from a horse, sustaining a fracture of the skull, and was unconscious when picked up. He died without regaining consciousness. Deceased was an old resident of this place and was a pioneer member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He left two sons and two daughters.
San Francisco Call 14 November 1895
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Four Motherless Children at Loomis.
AUBURN, Cal., Nov. 23.—Coroner Mitchell was called to Loomis yesterday to hold an inquest on the remains of Charles A. Aherns [sic], a rancher at that place. Hemorrage [sic] was the cause of death. Deceased left four motherless children, the eldest being only 13. The children are in destitute condition and have no relatives in this neighborhood. The Coroner has taken steps to find a home for them.
San Francisco Call 24 November 1895
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Dan Ahern, one of the oldest as well as the best blacksmiths in Yuma, is still holding forth on Gila street, where he is doing a good blacksmithing business.
The Arizona Sentinel 30 November 1895
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Ahern Drew Him in
Railroad Officer Ahern arrested Charles Drew at the depot on Saturday night in the act of stealing a satchel from an Oakland man on train No. 2. He had also a package of oranges and other articles. Ahern had his prisoner locked up in the city jail, and he will have an opportunity this morning to explain to Justice Davis.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 2 December 1895
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The following marriage licenses were issued by the County Clerk's office December 9:
Henry Peterson and Helena Ahearn, 30—25.
San Francisco Call 10 December 1895
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Valuable Relic Unearthed
A valuable relic has been sent by Mrs. William George of Mt. Vernon, O. to Miss Vinie Ahern of Chicago in the shape of an iron plate, bearing the historic name of George Washington, and which once adorned one of the doors of the mansion occupied by the first president of the United States.
New Philadelphia Ohio Democrat 12 December 1895
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During the severe electrical storm last Thursday afternoon a barn on the Richard Colvin farm on Yellow River, a couple of miles east of the Old Stone House, was struck by lightning and, with its contents, some hay and other personal property, was destroyed. The tenants on the farm are Mrs. Joe Ahern and sons. We understand the barn was insured in the Winneshiek Allamakee Farmers' Mutual.
The Waukon Standard 1896
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On Saturday afternoon an inquest was held at Cahir Courthouse by Coroner J. J. Shoe, J.P., on the body of a respectable young Clonmel man, named Daniel Joseph Ahearne, whose remains were found yesterday in a frightful condition beneath the iron railway bridge which spans the Suir at Cahir. It appeared from the evidence that deceased, who was about 22 years of age, had been carrying on business with his mother in Gladstone street, Clonmel, for years past. On Sunday he went to the barracks in Cahir and said that he wanted to enlist, but left the barracks immediately and went into a public house ouside the gate with Master Tailor Peel, of the Hussars, whom he asked to take him in to enlist. Peel refused, and Ahearne threatened to kill himself. Eventually Ahearne said he would go home, and having inquired the way to the station went towards the town. About 10 o'clock a rural postman, named Hussey, met Ahearne near Cahir Abbey, and he asked the way to the station. Hussey told him to go along the line over the iron bridge, which was the shortest way. Ahearne appeared to be sober, but he had the smell of drink on him. He saw Ahearne going towards the railway line. This was the last time that Ahearne was seen alive. On Thursday Mr. Hill, agent for Murphy & Co., Clonmel, was walking along the railway when a man told him that a man was dead on the river bank under the bridge. He went down to the bank and found the body of the deceased lying there all mangled and bruised. It is surmised that the unfortunate young man fell from the tower of the bridge, a distance of about 70 feet, on to his head. His neck was broken, and there was a large wound on the forehead. The jury found a verdict of accidental death, and did not attach blame to anyone.
The Irish Times 4 January 1896
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ENNISTYMON (CO. CLARE) DISTRICT.—Sergeant P. Ahern at the recent competitive examination of seniority Sergeants for the rank of Head Constable, secured the first place out of 13 who presented themselves. We wish the Sergeant all success.
The Irish Times 4 January 1896
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Sergeant Thomas Ahern, Private John Collins, Company A, and Private Charles A. Fortiner, Company F, left yesterday for Alcatraz Island, Cal. They are the guards for general prisoner Frank J. Goodruff, who is to serve eighteen months' imprisonment at the Island for desertion.
The Salt Lake Tribune 8 January 1896
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Wednesday, 8th January.
Before the Police Magistrate.
   James O'Hearn and Samuel M'Cullagh, on remand, were charged with the larceny of twenty-nine fowls, the property of Robert Barry. Sub-inspector Dillon prosecuted.
   Robert Barry, fire-wood merchant, said on the 1st of January he owned about thirty or forty fowls ; he missed about thirty on the morning of the 2nd instant ; about twelve o'clock on the 2nd instant he went to the old butcher's shop in Bolsover-street, and saw some bags and a lot of feathers about the place ; he did not find any of the fowls ; he did not know either of the prisoners ; witness saw two men pass, and the children told him something ; he never sold the fowls to the accused, or told them to take them away ; he valued them at 2s. each ; the fowl house was not locked that night.
   By O'Hearn : He never saw O'Hearn on his premises ; witness did not see accused near his mill.
   Arthur Cant, employed by Robert Barry, said that on the 30th of December he saw O'Hearn at Barry's woodyard about 11:30 a.m. he came into the mill and sat down on some logs ; he stayed there a quarter of an hour ; O'Hearn could not see the fowl house from where he was sitting, but if he came up the lane he could see it, O'Hearn went along the lane past the fowl house when he went away ; there were fowls in the yard at that time ; O'Hearn could have seen them.
   By accused : O'Hearn never spoke to witness.
   Cornelius Dwyer, constable Rockhampton, recalled, said he made a search for the missing fowls, and found three dead fowls in Archer Park opposite the Chinaman's store ; that was opposite the place where one of the witnesses said the accused pulled up in a buggy ; one of the fowl's legs was tied with a piece of white cloth ; the fowls appeared to have died of suffocation ; it was hot on that day, and fowls carried in a bag would have died.
   By O'Hearn : O'Hearn had no bag when witness first saw accused ; there was one bag hanging up on a pole in the camp ; witness was looking at that time for a black whiskered man, and also for O'Hearn.
   This concluded the case for the prosecution.
   For the defence.
   James O'Hearn, labourer, said he was not guilty ; he was at the camp all the night on which the robbery took place,
   By Sub-inspector Dillon : Charlton was telling lies when he said he heard witness tell M'Cullagh to take the bag as he was a stranger ; the other witnesses were telling lies when they said he was in the old butcher's shop ; witness went along Bolsover-street and got a loaf of bread and went to the bamboos ; he was not carrying a bag then ; he was with a dark whiskered man whose name witness did not know ; he had been convicted before for disorderly conduct ; he never walked along Denham-street with a bag in his hand, and with a dark whiskered man.
   M'Cullagh declined to give evidence. All he had to say was that he was not guilty.
   Michael Dillon, Sub-inspector of Police, called in rebuttal, stated he saw O'Hearn about a quarter to seven o'clock on the evening on which the robbery was reported going up towards the Leichhardt Hotel in company with a man with a beard and dark clothes ; O'Hearn carried a bag with something heavy in it ; witness spoke to him an hour after the robbery was reported ; after he was arrested he spoke to O'Hearn about the other man.
   By O'Hearn : When the children were identifying the accused witness did not whisper to the children ; there were other men there when the children came to identify the men ; witness never spoke to the children before the men were identified.
   The accused, on being asked if they had anything to say, said they had not, only they were not guilty.
   The Police Magistrate said he had no doubt they were both guilty. He would convict them, and sentenced them each to two months' imprisonment in Rockhampton Gaol with hard labour.
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 9 January 1896
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Patrick Ahern, residing at Bendigo, while working a threshing machine at Axedale, had his leg caught in the drum. The limb was torn off, and the unfortunate man died from exhaustion.
The West Australian 10 January 1896
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Tiny Tots on a Journey from San Francisco to New York.
San Francisco, Jan, 10.—Four little children, ranging from 3 to 11 years of age, are to start today on a long journey by themselves from California to New York. Their father and mother died recently at the town of Loomis, near Auburn, in this State, and they are going East to be adopted by relatives. The oldest of the children is Charles A. Ahern, 11 years of age. His sister, Dora is 9 and George and Harry, his younger brothers, are aged, respectively 7 and 3. They are all in good health and form an interesting group of native sons and daughters. Their father was a mason, and the Masonic lodge at Auburn is looking out for the welfare of the children. The Southern Pacific company's physicians at Los Angeles, Tucson, El Paso, San Antonio and New Orleans have been notified to meet the young travelers at their respective cities and see if they need any medical attention.

When the children reach New Orleans, they will be given a cabin on one of the steamers for New York. The conductors of the trains between Auburn and New York have been notified to pay particular attention to the children, and to summon medical aid at any point if necessary, and especially in view of the tender age of Harry, the three-year-old voyager.

The Salt Lake Tribune 11 January 1896
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Sergeant Ahern and Private Faulkner returned yesterday from California, having safely delivered their prisoner, Murphy, to the authorities at Alcatraz Island, San Francisco bay. They report the spring weather of the coast most delightful and the view from the green hills of Berkley surpassingly beautiful.
The Salt Lake Herald 17 January 1896
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The Hon. J. Carroll was sued in the Magistrates' Court yesterday afternoon by Robert Ahern, who claimed £25 as balance of salary in the capacity of private secretary. Mr. Young appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Gully for the defendant. Plaintiff stated that he was first employed by the defendant in August, 1894, as private secretary. He continued to act in that capacity till December, when Mr. Carroll went away from Wellington, leaving witness in charge of his rooms. Witness remained in charge, receiving and forwarding telegrams, letters, &c., till 12th February, 1895, when Mr. Carroll returned. Witness was employed thence until the 6th March, when Mr. Carroll again went away, leaving witness some work to finish. On the 23rd of that month he was told that his services would be no longer required. On the 9th July defendant told witness that he would settle his claim himself. Mr. Carroll had previously given witness a cheque for £6 on account, and he subsequently paid him £13. In reply to Mr. Gully, plaintiff said he did not consider he was only to act for Mr. Carroll till the latter left Wellington. The payments made to plaintiff were not loans, but payments on account. The defendant gave evidence that on his departure in December, 1894, he told the plaintiff that he had no further need of his services, but would assist him in any way he could. Plaintiff allowed Ahern the use of his room while looking out for other employment. Defendant did not employ plaintiff in January or February. The £6 was not a payment on account, but was given as the plaintiff was then in monetary distress. Did not hear that the plaintiff had any personal claim against him until quite recently, and had always understood that Mr. Ahern's claim was against the Government. His Worship nonsuited the plaintiff, Mr. Gully undertaking to give every facility to allow the plaintiff to bring his action against the Government. No order was made as to costs.
Wellington Evening Post 18 January 1896
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Sergeant Ahern and Private Collins of "A" company, and Private Fortiner of "F," have returned from Alcatraz island, where they took general prisoner Murphy for confinement. On their return trip they stopped over at Truckee to see the ice palace that has been talked of so much. They say that the palace is a failure, owing to the warm weather, it being a mere shell.
The Salt Lake Tribune 19 January 1896
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At the Cork Police Court on Friday, John Ahern, a plasterer, was fined 10s and 15s compensation, for malicious injury to property. John Cronin was sent to gaol for a month for being drunk and disorderly, and for assaulting the police, he got two months' imprisonment.
The Southern Star 25 January 1896
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Commission of the Peace.
Ahern, John, Charters Towers . . . 
The Queenslander 25 January 1896
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Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors
at the Adjourned Session Jan, 20, 1896.
On motion, official bonds of James W. Pavlovic and John Ahern, justices of the peace of Liberty township, were approved.
LeMars Globe 1 February 1896
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Journalist Robert Ahern, who unsuccessfully sued the Hon. Carroll the other day for salary as private secretary, has just joined the staff of the Southland Times.
Observer 15 February 1896
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O'KEEFFE-AHERN—February 18, at St Augustine's, Cork by Rev Father Ahern, P P, Castlemartyr, cousin of the bride, assisted by Rev Father Morton, C C, Midleton, Eugene O'Keeffe of Midleton, to Annie Ahern, youngest daughter of the late Timothy Ahern, Castlemartyr.
Cork Examiner 21 February 1896
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Criminal Session Closed at Plymouth.
Patrick Ahern of Bridgewater, charged with keeping and exposing intoxicating liquor for sale, had his case continued to June.
The Boston Globe 25 February 1896
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A Watchman's Bullet Went Far.
John O'Hearn, night watchman at Howland & Bradford's lumber yard at Albright, Wednesday night discovered a man in the yards stealing lumber. On seeing O'Hearn the man started off and the watchman commanded him to hault, and as he did not obey, O'Hearn fired after him.

One of the bullets crashed through a window in the house of Augustus Gustopherson, passed over his bed and lodged in the wall. The Gustophersons thought they were being attacked by burglars and raised a great hullaballoo. A police officer appeared and search was made for the thief, but he had made good his escape.

Omaha Morning World-Herald 28 February 1896
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MELBOURNE, March 6.   
Early this morning an old wooden building in a right-of-way in Carlton was destroyed by fire. One of the occupants, a feeble old widow named Elizabeth Ahearn, was suffocated by the smoke.
The Hobart Mercury 10 March 1896
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   The chief musical event of the past week has been the really excellent concert given by the pupils of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, on the occasion of the annual distribution of prizes by Her Excellency the Lady Lieutenant, on Saturday evening, 7th inst., at the Royal University. An interesting organ recital, including selections from the works of J. S. Bach, Rinck, Hesse, and Silas ; the performers being Misses Mary Mason, Maud Edwards, Caro Killingley, Annie Hopkins, and Mr. Campbell-Nicholl, agreeably entertained the large audience until the arrival of the vice-regal party.
   After the distribution of prizes, in the obtaining of which over a hundred candidates were successful in the various branches, a very enjoyable programme of vocal and instrumental music was performed by the most distinguished students. . . . Other items were violoncello solos, capably rendered by Miss Mary Gallagher ; Saint-Saëns' "Fantasia in E flat," played on the organ by Miss Nora Ahern, a clever young lady, and the winner of the organ first prize and scholarship ; and the Irish melody, "I once loved a boy," pleasingly sung by Miss Lily Leonard. . . . 
The Musical Courier 12 March 1896
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Fleeing From a Suitor.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 27.—Two young women, giving their names as Miss A. H. O'Hearn and Miss C. A. Smith of New York, left yesterday on the steamer Comanche for New York. They reported that a rejected lover of Miss O'Hearn, a New York broker, had been made insane by his disappointment, and was pursuing the young women with the avowed intention of killing Miss O'Hearn. Detectives were stationed at the wharf to prevent him boarding the steamer, but he did not appear. The names given by the women are believed to have been assumed to avoid notoriety.
San Francisco Call 28 March 1896
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Daniel Ahern, Sycamore's veteran tailor, who has cut and fitted more suits for Sycamore people than all other tailors combined, has formed a partnership with his son, J. D. Ahern, who has recently returned from a course of instruction in the Cleveland Cutting School, and together they are about to open a merchant tailoring shop next door to The True Republican office. They will put in a stock of cloths on the ground floor, which room is now being painted for the purpose, and the upper floor is being used for the tailor shop.
Sycamore True Republican 4 April 1896
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Saloon-Keeper Ahern Demands Cash From a Customer Who Stabbed Him.
VIRGINIA CITY. Nev., April 8.—Papers were filed to-day by the attorneys for Con Ahern, a saloon-keeper, who has commenced suit against Joseph M. Douglass to recover damages to the amount of $25,000. Ahern alleges that he received bodily injury at the hands of Douglass. Early on the morning of March 13 Douglass was drinking in a rear room of the Crystal saloon. Douglass ordered drinks, and when they were bought he assaulted Ahern with a pocket-knife, the blade of which was nearly three inches in length. Without a moment's warning Douglass plunged the knife to the handle into Ahern's thigh near the groin. The femoral artery was laid bare but not severed. The wound was severe and painful, and since that time Ahern has moved about with much difficulty with the aid of a cane. The suit will cause a sensation on the Comstock, as both men are well known. Joseph Douglass, who is alleged to have done the stabbing, is one of the wealthiest men in the State, and his business operations here have extended over a period dating back to the boom days.
San Francisco Call 9 April 1896
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Tramps at Mendota
A warrant was ordered drawn in favor of H. O. Ahern, a county indigent, for transportation to San Francisco, where he has relatives.
Fresno Weekly Republican 10 April 1896
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Marie Ohern yesterday filed a suit for divorce from Charles P. Ohern on the ground of failure to provide.
Los Angeles Herald 12 April 1896
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Mrs. Con Ahearn of Virginia [City] changed cars for the west last night.
Nevada State Journal 29 April 1896
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Before Col. Shuldham, J.P., D.L., presiding ; Major Thackeray, R.M. ;
Mr. F. Crowley, Mr. J. Beechnor, Dr. M. O'B, Neville.
   Daniel Horgan summoned Timothy Ahern for alleged injury to a cow. Mr. J. H. Powell appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Fitzmaurice for the defendant. Complainant gave evidence of the defendant beating the cow with the flat of a saw. There were also several cases and cross-cases between the parties. Johanna Horgan deposed that Ellen Aherne assaulted her ; she knocked her down ; Ellen Aherne had a stone in her hand at the time.
   Daniel Horgan deposed that Jeremiah Aherne used abusive language to him, and challenged him to fight. Evidence was also given that on the day in question Ellen Aherne had assaulted Johanna Horgan. The cases were adjourned.
The Southern Star 2 May 1896
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Con Ahearn of the Crystal Saloon Virginia, took the train for California last evening.
Nevada State Journal 6 May 1896
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Justice Teale heard a case of desertion this morning when Margaret O'Hearn appeared against her husband, Michael, who was arrested only after a diligent search by the police. The prisoner was a ragged and unkempt looking man, while his wife was comely and neat, and the little baby she carried in her arms was well dressed. They were married in England eight years ago, and shortly after the marriage Michael came to this country. Margaret followed him five years afterward. Justice Teale remanded the prisoner.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 9 May 1896
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Rough Treatment Received by a Woman at a Robber's Hands.
JERSEY CITY, N. J., May 9.—James Ahearn, a young man of 186 Pavonia avenue, returned home for dinner Friday and found his wife in a chair bound and gagged. He released her and she told him a young man, of whom she could give but a poor description, entered the house and said he had been sent to get $5 for [sic] Ahearn. When she refused Mrs. Ahearn says he knocked her down, took her apron off her and tied her hands and gagged her. Then he took her pocketbook containing $3 and escaped.
San Francisco Call 10 May 1896
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A Convict Commits Suicide
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 21.—Walter A. Ahearn, a convict in the penitentiary, committed suicide in the State prison last night by taking strychnine. He was a "third termer," and was serving a sentence of five years for burglary and larceny in St. Louis. It is not known how he secured the poison.
Gentry Journal 22 May 1896
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Mrs. James Ahern will leave tonight for Cairo, Illinois, to spend the summer with her mother.
LeMars Sentinel 28 May 1896
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List of Claims Against the Government for Overtime Work.
Washington, D. C., May 28.—Secretray Carlisle has submitted to congress a list of claims against the government which have been favorably acted upon by the court of claims, amounting to $1,015,131.64, a large portion of which will go to people living in Iowa. The claims have been favorably adjudicated, and all that is now needed is an appropriation from congress. The bill includes the following claims of Iowa people:
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Cornelius J. Ahern  . . . . . . . . . . . . $238.52
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Burlington Hawk Eye 29 May 1896
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While Coupling Flat Cars John Lochren [sic] Meets His Death
One of the most faithful of the employees of the Southern Pacific Company, John Lochren, received injuries at Haywards [sic] yesterday afternoon which resulted in his death at 7 o'clock last evening at the Fabiola hospital. Lochren has been for a year or more a freight brakeman, and while coupling flat cars at Haywards was struck in the right side by one of the cars. He was thrown to the ground and terribly mangled. The injured man was placed at once upon the Oakland train and was soon in the hands of a surgeon at Fabiola. For a time amputation was discussed but the patient's weakness prevented any operation.

Death occurred at 7 o'clock after hours of intense suffering. Mr. Lochren was a prominent member of the Acme Club, and lived at 1503 Fifth street with his mother, whom he supported. Coroner Baldwin will hold an inquest this evening at 8 o'clock. [ See San Francisco Chronicle.]

Oakland Enquirer 19 June 1896
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Brakeman Crushed to Death
OAKLAND, June 18—A distressing accident overtook John Lockner [sic] this afternoon. Lockner was a brakeman in the employ of the Southern Pacific Company, and while coupling cars at Decoto was caught and crushed terribly about the hips. The unfortunate man was at once conveyed to the Fabiola Hospital where a desperate effort was made to save him. The pelvis bone was shattered and Lockner expired, despite everything that could be done for him. The deceased was a well-known and popular man in this city. He was a member of the Acme Club and gave great promise as an amateur boxer. He lived with his mother, brother and sister at 1503 Fifth street. [See 20 June 1896.]
San Francisco Chronicle 19 June 1896
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Killed by a Train
OAKLAND, June 19—The name of the young man killed by the freight train near Niles yesterday was John Ahern, although he had been known for years as John Lockren. When a child his widowed mother remarried, and he took the name of his stepfather. There were no eyewitnesses to the accident, and the verdict merely stated the fact that he had been killed by a train.
San Francisco Chronicle 20 June 1896
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Accidental Death
A verdict of accidental death was rendered in the case of John Lockren, the railroad brakeman who was injured while coupling cars. It developed at the inquest that the correct name of the young man was John Ahren [sic], he having taken the name of his step-father.
Oakland Enquirer 20 June 1896
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Mr. Wm. F. O'Hearne, the well-known and popular real estate dealer, has opened a magnificent downtown office in the Tacoma Building. Mr. O'Hearne is a large property owner and one of the most prosperous of Twelfth Ward citizens. Democrats in the Fourth District talk of him for Congress, and it goes without contradiction that no stronger candidate could be named.
The Chicago Eagle 20 June 1896
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A Promising Young Man Killed by the Cars Near Oakland
John C. Ahern, youngest son of J. Ahern, who lives between Petaluma and Sonoma, and brother of James Ahern of the Donahue road, met his death by an accident near Oakland Thursday afternoon. Young Ahern, who was only twenty-two years of age, was a brakeman in the employ of the Southern Pacific company, and while coupling cars at Decoto was caught and crushed terribly about the hips. The unfortunate young man was at once conveyed to the Fabiola hospital, where a desperate effort was made to save him. The pelvis bone was shattered, and Ahern expired despite every thing that could be done for him. Deceased was well known, and was very popular. He was a member of Acme club, and was an expert boxer. He lived with his aunt and other relatives at Oakland.

The father of the young man left this city for Oakland on Friday afternoon, and on Saturday James Ahern, brother of the deceased, came up to make arrangements for the funeral which took place in this city on the arrival of the 11:25 train from San Francisco Sunday morning. He was buried beside his mother in Calvary cemetery.

Petaluma Courier 24 June 1896
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Twenty-two Members in Graduating Class—Prizes Awarded
The forty-sixth annual commencement of St. Francis Xavier College in West Fifteenth Street, was held last night in Carnegie Hall. There were nearly 3,000 persons at the exercises, over which Mgr., P. J. McNamara of Brooklyn presided. Besides him on the platform sat Archbishop Corrigan and Mgr. Mooney. Others on the platform were Father S. J. Gannon, President of Fordham College; the clergy of St. Francis Xavier's, many visiting clergymen and laymen, and the twenty-two members of the graduating class, attired in caps and gowns.

The graduates who received the degree of Bachelor of Arts, were:
Michael Joseph Ahern, . . . 

New York Times 23 June 1896
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All Along Narragansett Bay Summer Colonists in Hotels and Cotttages Are Filling the Hours with Pleasure. . . . 
Belvidere cottage was opened this week, for the season, by Daniel Ahern and family.
The Boston Globe 28 June 1896
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The following letters from places beyond the colony are unclaimed at the Chief Post Office, Greymouth :—Thomas Ahern, John Evans, Robert W. Griffith, Henry Harris, Edward Johnston, Mrs. or Mr. Vondersee and James Wilson.
Grey River Argus 6 July 1896
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They Beat Badly the Conductor and Engineer of a Train.
CHICAGO, July 12.—The conductor and engineer of a Wisconsin Central suburban train which left the downtown station at 1 o'clock this afternoon had a savage fight with six men near Harlem Station, in which both trainmen were injured. Six men who got on just outside of Chicago refused to pay their fare and in their argument with the conductor retreated to the front platform of the first car, where they made a stand. Three of the men got off the train, but the others clambered on the tender and when Conductor Cole attempted to follow them they hit him over the head with a coupling-pin, rendering him insensible. Engineer William King, who came to Cole's aid, was set upon and badly bruised by the three toughs. The men were kept on the train, however, until the next station, where they were placed under arrest. They are George Letters, Frank O'Hearne and Frank Mason. When the conductor recovered he was minus $40 which he had in his vest pocket.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 13 July 1896
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(Before Mr. B. Fairbairn, R.M.)
DISORDERLY CONDUCT.—Joseph King was fined 10s. for disorderly conduct at the Swan Hotel, North Fremantle. Patrick Ahearn was presented on two charges, viz., disorderly conduct and assaulting a police constable. The evidence showed that accused went into the shop of Mrs. Louza, tobacconist, on Saturday night, and created a disturbance by refusing to pay for some cigars which he wanted. He used abusive language towards Mrs. Louza, and also severely maltreated Constable Vaughan on the way to the lockup. Accused, who pleaded guilty to both charges, was fined £5, in default one month's imprisonment.
The West Australian 14 July 1896
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A Passenger Train and a Freight Collide on a Curve.
Thirty-One Persons Killed and About Fifty Wounded, Some Fatally.
Most of the Killed and Injured Were Omaha People,
Who Were on an Excursion to Logan—
Sunday Was a Day of General Mourning in Omaha.
Omaha, Neb., July 13.—Sunday was a day of general mourning in Omaha. The harvest of death from the Logan, Ia., wreck of Saturday night has been increased and the list of victims now numbers 31. Saturday evening the Union Pacific pioneer train had just pulled out at Logan, Ia., to return to Omaha, when fast freight No. 38 came around the curve and before either train could be stopped they crashed together with fearful results. The crowds of anxious people at the depots did not scatter with the break of day, although the excitement of the night wore off as relatives and friends of the dead ones becamed [sic] convinced of the worst. About seven o'clock the first funeral train from the scene of the catastrophe arrived at the union depot.
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Injured— . . . J. J. O'Hearn, Council Bluffs, breast crushed; Mrs. J. J. O'Hearn, head badly cut and internal injuries; . . . 
Marietta Daily Leader 14 July 1896
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Wardens Court.—A sitting of this Court was held at Havelock on Wednesday last, before Mr. Warden Allen. Complaints, McAvoy v. Empire City Gold Mining Company and McAvoy v. Golden Bar Gold Mining Company for cancellation of license occupied the Court for an hour and a half. Evidence was given by Mr. Hoddinott, Mining Registrar and by complainant in both cases. Judgment reserved. Applications were granted as follows :—H. F. Mayo, Timothy O'Keefe and F. Magneson for water races at Deep Creek ; Dr. MacKenzie for water race at Bopaka; H. J. Gilbert for water race and dam in Wairau Valley ; Louis de Corday, claim at Wakamarina ; John Ahern, water race at Deep Creek. Other applications adjourned.
Marlborough Express 25 July 1896
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Thomas Ahern asked for and was granted a sewer builders license.
Fort Wayne Daily Sentinel 28 July 1896
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Casper Zitmyer was tried before Justice Rose to-day for assault with a deadly weapon. He was found guilty and fined $25 and costs, which he paid and was released from jail, where he was confined for three days, pending examination. It appeared from the evidence that Zitmyer lives upon Deep creek, 10 or 12 miles from town, and that the trouble was occasioned by a controversy over an irrigating ditch. The defendant is shy on water to keep his crops from burning up and several times lately he has tapped the dam of Pat O'Hearn, who has a water right above him, and uses exclusively the small volume of water which flows in the creek. Last Friday O'Hearn came upon Zitmyer while he was in the act of reopening the dam, and began to remonstrate with him. Zitmyer wouldn't listen to him, O'Hearn says, but grabbed his rifle, which was by his side, and remarking, "I'll kill you dead and have all the water," took aim at O'Hearn, who was only a rod distant, and blazed away. The bullet sped wide of the mark. At this critical juncture a neighbor appeared on the scene and his presence induced a suspension of hostilities. Zitmyer is a German, a recent arrival in this country, and can speak but very little English. His evidence was given through an interpreter. His reason was that O'Hearn advanced upon him with an uplifted shovel, and he fired the shot to scare him and purposely aimed to miss. The defendant is not a blood-thirsty looking man, by any means, but appears to be a person of fair intelligence and too level-headed to attempt to take a man's life upon any such trivial pretext as brought out at the trial. The case for the state was conducted by John T. Smith, in the absence of Public Prosecutor Poorman. H. J. Miller was counsel for the defendant.
Anaconda Standard 12 August 1896
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Mrs. E. A. Hulser, of DeKalb, has been a guest this week of her daughter, Mrs. J. D. Ahern.
Sycamore True Republican 22 August 1896
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Con Ahearn and wife of Virginia [City] were passengers for the west last night.
Nevada State Journal 29 August 1896
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W. H. Knight, as administrator of the estate of Jane Stratton, deceased, has commenced suit against W. J. Ahern for a quiet [sic] title to lots 17, 18, 19 and 20 in block 29, San Antonio, and for costs of suit.
Oakland Tribune 12 September 1896
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Thomaston—Sept. 9. Mr. Edward P. Ahern and Miss Mary C. Edgerton.
Daily Kennebec Journal 21 September 1896
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Ambulances Kept Busy Conveying Men and Women to Hospitals.
CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 9.—The mammoth parades which have just been finished in this city were two of the best-conducted affairs of the kind ever held here. While there were a number of small accidents they were unavoidable and no fatalities are reported. The police ambulances were kept busy, however, carrying men and women who had fainted on the streets and removing those injured in one way and another. About thirty criminals were arrested, being mostly pickpockets. Among those injured during the day were: Lawrence French, struck by an electric car, skull fractured ; Mrs. and Miss Murdock, scalp wounds from being knocked over by electric cars; John Schummels, pushed off car, head injured; Eli Bathwick, fell off ladder while watching parade and broke left leg; Andrew O'Hearn, run over by mail wagon, taken to hospital;   
San Francisco Call 10 October 1896
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A raid was made on Tuesday on betting houses in Cork by the police. During the morning constables visited the offices of bookmakers and recorded bets. Subsequently and simultaneously a raid was effected on the premises of Thomas Greenwich, Maylor street ; Michael Ahern, Old Georges street ; and George Perrott, Robert street. Two other houses were also visited, but the owners evidently learned what was about to take place and disappeared. The constabulary forced an entrance and seized the books and dockets. In addition to the owners of the premises raided, several persons who were present were also arrested. The large party was conveyed to the bridewell during the afternoon and brought before a special court of magistrates. Police evidence having been given the accused were remanded for eight days under heavy bail.
The Irish Times 17 October 1896
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Henry Feltham, twenty-six, was charged at Westminster yesterday with using threats to William Ahearn. Prisoner is given to boast that he was the champion boxer in the Navy, and was instructor to Prince George on H.M.S. Bacchante. The police evidence was to the effect that prisoner was a perfect terror to the publicans and shopkeepers in the neighbourhood. With regard to the threats to Mr. Ahearn, who is proprietor of the Queen's Arms, Cheyne-walk, Chelsea, the latter stated that on Wednesday evening he had occasion to eject a man from his house. On the following morning Mr. Ahearn found prisoner endeavouring to climb over the counter. He made use of a murderous threat, and witness took down an old sword, hanging on the wall. Witness backed prisoner into the street at the point of the weapon. Mr. Sheil, having glanced at a long list of convictions against the prisoner, sentenced him to nine months' hard labour.
London Daily Mail 24 October 1896
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On Sunday morning Bishop McLaren, of the Chicago diocese, was at St. Peter's church, Sycamore. Although the bishop was suffering physically, and was attended by a physician in the afternoon, he delivered a sermon which deeply impressed all who hear it. The following received the sacrament of confirmation: Elizabeth Eunice Caskey, Margaret Estelle Ahern and Monroe Alby Dunham.
Sycamore True Republican 28 October 1896
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Cork, Monday.   
   At the Police Office to-day, before Major Hutchinson, R.M., and Mr. C. E. B. Mayne, R.M., the adjourned cases at the suit of District Inspector Jones against several persons in connection with the recent betting raid in the city were heard. The defendants were George Perrot, commission agent, Robert street ; Thomas Greenwich, commission agent, Maylor street; Michael Ahern (trading as Walter Osborne and Company), George's street, commission agent, principals ; and Frank Riapin, John Barry, and John Murphy, clerks, and John Helpery, Queenstown, who were found in Ahern's office by the police on the occasion of the raid.
   Mr. H. T. Wright, Crown Solicitor, prosecuted, and Mr. Arthur Julian, Solicitor, appeared for the defendants.
   The Bench imposed a fine of £25 and costs in the cases of Perrott, Ahern, and Greenwich, and £1 and costs in the cases of Riapin, Barry, and Murphy.
The Irish Times 3 November 1896
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The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Hart to Mr. Harry Ahearn was solemnized on Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock at All Souls' Church. Mr. and Mrs. Ahearn left for a brief trip to Northern Michigan.
Chicago Tribune 29 November 1896
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Ten of the Union Miners Arrested at Leadville
LEADVILLE (Colo.,) Dec. 7.—The following members of the Miners' Union were arrested today under indictment by the late special grand jury for their alleged connection with the attack on the Coronado and Emmett mines: Peter Turnbull, president of the union; Joseph Otis, Joseph Boyd, John Ahern, Thomas Sandercook, Frank Stevens, Ernest Nicholas and Patrick Kennedy, charged with conspiracy; Simon Rogers and Peter McKeever, charged with arson.
Los Angeles Times 8 December 1896
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SAD FATALITY NEAR CASTLEMARTYR.—A very sad discovery was made by police at Castlemartyr, on Sunday morning. Constables Banagher and Griffin, were going to Mass at Mogeely, when they observed the dead body of a young farmer named John Ahern, lying in a field belonging to the deceased. Death was found to have resulted from heart disease.
Cork Examiner 16 December 1896
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Dec. 23—Calvin T. Hill, a resident of Oakland, aged 33 years, and Margaret Ahern, a resident of Oakland, aged 23 years; by Rev. V. Marshall Law.
Oakland Tribune 28 December 1896
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Marriage Licenses
John H. Braun and Mamie Ahern.
Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette 31 December 1896
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   John Ahern for allowing an ass and cart on the public streets on the 22nd December, without having anyone in charge, was fined 5s. and costs.
The Kerry Sentinel 2 January 1897
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Lieutenant Ahern of the Missoula post is visiting friends in Deer Lodge to-day.
Anaconda Standard 2 January 1897
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Lieutenant and Mrs. Ahern of Missoula are quests of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Kohrs for a few days.
Anaconda Standard 3 January 1897
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Was Not Dave Ahern.
Among those who lined up in the Police Court yesterday morning was one who gave his name as D. Ahern, charged with drunkenness, and was allowed to go. It was not Dave Ahern, the well-known horseshoer and ex-Fire Commissioner, however, as all his friends will readily believe.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 7 January 1897
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Damages Sought in the Sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars
   Henry W. Ahern, father [sic] of John Ahern, the brakeman killed while coupling cars at Haywards, has filed papers against the Southern Pacific Company asking for $50,000 damages for the death of his son.
   The accident occurred on the 19th of June, 1896. The brakeman was attempting to connect two cars of a freigh train and in some manner was crushed to death.
   The suit is based on an alleged imperfect coupling apparatus. One of the cars was provided with a Jenny coupling and the other with an old-style straight coupling, a combination which the plaintiff claims is dangerous.
   The brakeman was but 22 years of age and unmarried. His mother is dead and the father claims to be the sole heir.
Oakland Tribune 12 February 1897
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Long-Service Medals Awarded.
At a review of the Sixty-ninth Regiment by Gen. Louis Fitzgerald and staff at the Tompkins Market Armory, Seventh Street and Third Avenue, last night long-service medals were awarded as follows: Twenty years, Capt. William Desmond; fifteen years, Capt. E. T. McCrystal, J. D. Quirk, P. McDowell, James Flaherty, and John A. McGuinness; ten years, Capts. Charles Healy and George W. Collins, Sergts. John J. Murphy, Peter Finnegan and Thomas F. Brady, and Privates Peter O'Laughlin, Michael J. Dwyer, Edward Tallon, M. F. McCabe, Joseph F. Johnson, Patrick Ahern, and Musicians Thomas Sands and Charles Pfeister. The O'Donohue Trophy for the company having the best duty percentage during the past year was awarded to Company G, Company B being second.
New York Times 13 March 1897
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The Southern Pacific Company has filed a demurrer and motion to strike out parts of the complaint in the action brought by Henry W. Ahern.
Oakland Tribune 18 March 1897
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Lieutenant Ahearn to Custer
Missoula, March 24.—Lieutenant Ahern of the Twenty-fifth Infantry has been ordered to report to Fort Custer for duty and expects to leave in a short time. His departure will be regretted as he has many friends in Western Montana, where he has been a valued citizen during his residence here. Lieutenant Ahern has been prominent in the forestry commission work and, had the results of the work been according to his suggestions, they would have been much more satisfactory than they are. He has been popular with the business men of this city and has been a favorite with the sportsmen of this section, who have found in him a congenial companion and a true sportsman. It is with genuine regret that the news of his removal is received in this city.
Anaconda Standard 25 March 1897
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By A. Meston.
 . . . Twenty-three years have passed since the first cedar-cutters went to the Daintree in 1874. These were the party of Terence Ahern, now a well-known resident of South Brisbane. They were attacked by the blacks, and had a narrow escape of being exterminated. Ahearne defended himself for some time with an axe, until the arrival of the boat party. The cowardice of one of his companions, who concealed himself under the bunk, nearly caused the death of all hands in the camp. Ahearne had a barbed spear driven through one of his lungs, and in that condition had to bear the agony of a long open boat journey to Cooktown.
The Queenslander 3 April 1897
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Henry W. Ahern has filed an amended complaint against the Southern Pacific Company for $50,000 damages alleged to have been sustained through the death of his son, John Ahern, at Haywards last June. The complaint sets forth that John Ahern was a brakeman for the company, and was coupling the cars. It is alleged that the company had not provided "Jany couplings," but compelled the brakemen to do the work with a "straight coupling," which it is claimed, is unsafe.
Oakland Tribune 9 April 1897
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The demurrer to the amended complaint in the case of H. W. Ahern against the Southern Pacific Company will be heard on May 3d.
Oakland Tribune 19 April 1897
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Thursday, April 22
Before Mr. Pinnock, P.M.
Neglected Child.—Patrick Ahern, aged 11, was, with his father's consent, sent to the Lytton Reformatory for a period of seven years.
The Brisbane Courier 23 April 1897
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Watchman Asphxiated [sic] in a Bryant-Street House
Bartholomew Ahern, a watchman employed in the old Donahue Residence at Second and Bryant streets, was found dead yesterday afternoon in the bath tub at that place. An autopsy was held on the body by Dr. Gallagher, who found signs of asphyxiation in the dead man's lungs. The windows of the bathroom were open at the time the corpse was discovered, but as the odor of gas was not pronounced it was not thought that Ahern had committed suicide. The dead man was 50 years of age.
San Francisco Chronicle 5 May 1897
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Bartholomew Ahearn's Friends Claim
That He Did Not Kill Himself.
Dr. Gallagher made an autopsy on the body of Bartholomew Ahearn, the watch man for the old residence of the late Peter Donahue, corner of Second and Bryant streets, and found that the deceased came to his death by being suffocated by illuminating gas. Ahearn slept in the building and his body was found on May 4 disrobed and lying on the floor. It was thought and reported at first that his death was from natural causes, the persons who discovered the body having shut off the gas and allowed it to escape from the building before the Coroner's deputies arrived. Hence the cause of death was believed to have been heart disease until Dr. Gallagher had made the autopsy.

The friends of the deceased say that they will introduce evidence at the inquest to show that the asphyxiation was accidental and that he did not commit suicide.

San Francisco Call 7 May 1897
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Verdict of the Coroner's Jury in the Ahearn Case.
Policeman George Farrell and Margaret D. Farrell, his wife, testified before the Coroner's jury yesterday that when they found the dead body of Bartholomew Ahearn in the bathroom of the old Peter Donahue mansion, the window was open at the top and that there was no odor of gas in the room. A brother of the deceased testified to the same effect, and the jury returned a verdict of accidental death.

Dr. Gallagher, who made the autopsy, swore that Ahearn was suffocated by inhaling illuminating gas.

San Francisco Call 11 May 1897
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Verdict of the Coroner's Jury in the Ahearn Case.
Policeman George Farrell and Margaret D. Farrell, his wife, testified before the Coroner's jury yesterday that when they found the dead body of Bartholomew Ahearn in the bathroom of the old Peter Donahue mansion, the window was open at the top and that there was no odor of gas in the room. A brother of the deceased testified to the same effect, and the jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Dr. Gallagher, who made the autopsy, swore that Ahearn was suffocated by inhaling illuminating gas.
San Francisco Call 11 May 1897
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Contributory Negligence May Be Alleged in the Case
The Southern Pacific Company has filed a demurrer to the second amended complaint of Henry W. Ahern, who was mangled while coupling some freight cars, which he claims were supplied with defective couplings. The demurrer paves the way for proving contributory negligence,—inasmuch as it avers the complaint does not show why Ahern, who was an experienced brakeman, undertook to couple with unfit appliances likely to cause death and it is further declared it was unnecessary for Ahern to have placed himself subject to danger. A motion to strike out portions of the complaint will be made May 31st.
Oakland Tribune 18 May 1897
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Mr. Joseph Ahern, who has been spending a few days at Martinsburg, has returned.
Cumberland Evening Times 19 May 1897
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Miss Helen Ahern of the Pingree school will leave for Wisconsin immediately after the close of school. She will make that State her home in the future.
The Salt Lake Tribune 23 May 1897
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The following appointments were made at the Admiralty yesterday :— . . . Staff Surgeons.—John L. Aherne, B.A., to the Northampton . . . 
The Times 29 May 1897
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The Southern Pacific Company has filed answers to the complaints of H. W. Ahren [sic] and Annie Glud who have started damage suits for injuries received. Ahren wants $50,000 for the death of John Ahren, but in answer the company alleges the dead man was entirely responsible for the accident.
Oakland Tribune 4 June 1897
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Lieutenant G. P. Ahern, Twenty-fifth infantry, who was for a time stationed at the college of Montana as professor of military science and tactics has been detailed to fill a like position at the agricultural college at Bozeman.
Anaconda Standard 6 June 1897
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An effort is being made among the heirs of Captain Joseph Ahern, who carried on an extensive shipbuilding business on Prince Edward Island many years ago, to establish a claim to a large estate that is held in chancery. The number of claimants is large, and they are scattered all over America, and many of them are in Maine and New Brunswick. Mrs. E. Hamel and Mrs. R. Kierstead of Newcastle, N.B., are said to be direct descendants of the captain.
St. John Daily Sun 15 June 1897
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   The City Council held a four-hour session in the Council Chamber at the City Hall, last evening, and business of every character was disposed of. . . . 
   The protest against the redressing of Seventeenth street, between Grove and Clay streets, was taken up. The protest was made by T. A. Cunningham, Mrs. Nagle, Mrs. M. E. Young, Alfred Legault, Mrs. J. Toohig, Michael O'Connor, Peter Ahern, C. A. Nordhausen and Bernard McManus.
Oakland Tribune 29 June 1897
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Miss Elizabeth Ahern and Miss Mayme Dockery of St. Louis,Mo., are visiting at John Murphy's in Taylor street.
Syracuse Daily Standard 1 July 1897
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A Brakeman Injured
James Ahearn, brakeman on the southbound freight train, No. 309, on the Naugatuck road, was struck by a telephone wire at Burrville yesterday noon while on top of a freight car. The train was going at full speed and Ahearn was thrown down violently. He managed to keep on top of the car, however, and thus saved himself serious, if not fatal, injuries. Upon arriving at Torrinhgton he was taken to Dr. Hanchett's office and the wounds on his face attended to. The wire had cut a severe gash on the cheek, along the top of his eyes and across his nose. Although not in fit condition to work, Ahearn occupied his place on the run down on account of the crew being shorthaded. Another brakeman on the same train had his finger cut off coupling cars.
Naugatuck Daily News 2 July 1897
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(By Telegraph from Our Correspondents.)
MARLBOROUGH, September 2
A mob of 500 fat bullocks have passed from Peak Vale station for Lake's Creek, Philip Ahern, drover, in charge.
The Brisbane Courier 3 September 1897
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Mr. and Mrs. James Kelly have issued invitations for the marriage of their sister, Miss Mary Ahern, to Mr. John Kelly at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, corner of Eighth and N streets northwest, on Wedensday next at 5:30 o'clock. After the ceremony the couple will leave for a short Southern trip.
The Washington Post 5 September 1897
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VALLELY—AHERN.—On the 22nd September, at Dara, by the Rev. F. Dorrigan, Annie, eldest daughter of T. K. Ahern, Esq., South Brisbane, to Peter, eldest son of E. Vallely, Esq., New Farm. (No cards.)
The Queenslander 9 October 1897
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Boxing at Hanlon's.
At Hanlon's court tonight a boxing exhibition will be given under the direction of George Kerwin, the lightweight amateur. Aside from the boxing bouts there will be other athletic numbers. The program for tonight is: Ed Seaman, ex-champion lightweight of Milwaukee, and J. Coyle of Chicago; Shorty Ahern of Chicago and E. Snyder of Cincinnatil Jimmy Lawson, ex-amateur lightweight champion of Australia, and Henry Rico (Little Bear), champion of the Cherokees; Pete Johnson and Young Fink. The windup will be a six-round contest between Will Parks of Chicago and Perry Queenan of Milwaukee.
Chicago Tribune 11 October 1897
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Boston College Notes
Timothy J. Ahern has been selected as critic for the next meeting of the Fulton debating society, when the subject "Party lines should be drawn in municipal elections" will be discussed. The debaters are J. D. Russell, 98, J. L. Keogh 98, affirmative ; Bartholomew B. Coyne 98 and J. Duffy 98, negative.
The Boston Globe 23 October 1897
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Monday, Nov. 1, 1897
Nov. 1, 97—Julia Levy to Richard H. and Cathe. Ahern, Okd. 490 m 333, E Washington st. 75 S 6th st S 25 x E 75 blk 54, $1,000
Oakland Tribune 2 November 1897
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James Ahern, night clerk at the Central freight depot, returned on Monday morning from a visit of a few weeks with relatives at Metropolis and Cairo, Ill. He reports having had a good time while on his visit, and brought back a lot of persimmons with him though he failed to get a possum. Mr. Ahern says that it has been so dry in southern Illinois this year that water in the wells is scarce, and some farmers have to haul water three or four miles for their stock.
LeMars Globe 3 November 1897
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Back From Egypt
James Ahern, of the night force of the Illinois Central freight office, returned Monday morning from southern Illinois where he has been visiting for a few weeks. He says that he had a good time down there and that he brought back a lot of persimmons, but he failed to catch an opossum although he wanted to bring one back. The fall has been a dry one in southern Illinois, and some of the farmers now have to draw water four or five miles for their stock.
LeMars Sentinel 4 November 1897
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Two Men of the Puritan to be Rewarded for Saving Lives
For the first time in more than twenty years two men have been recommended to the Navy Department for medals of honor for heroic service. The men were Augustus Wilson, boilermaker, and William O'Hearn, water tender. Both are attached to the engineer's division on board the monitor Puritan. They saved the lives of several shipmates when one of the boilers exploded a few months ago, as the Puritan was getting ready to leave the navy yard.

Chief Engineer Cowie and several men were in the fireroom when the accident happened. The crown sheets of boiler E dropped down, causing the compartment to be filled with steam. Engineer Cowie was badly scalded. Through the quick action of Wilson the lives of several men, including that of Engineer Cowie, were saved. He opened the watertight door leading from the fireroom to the deck companionway, and helped several to escape. Engineer Cowie tried to enter the fireroom several times, but was prevented by Wilson, who stood guard at the door. He and O'Hearn rescued the men who were in the room, and then groping their way through the blinding steam, disconnected the damaged boiler from the others and shut off the steam.
New York Times 6 November 1897
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John Ahearn, a prominent member of post 31, G. A. R., is confined to his home, 18 Cedar st., with four broken ribs. The accident occurred Tuesday night, as he was walking on Piedmont st.
The Boston Globe 25 November 1897
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Mrs. Margaret Ahern, of Valparaiso, is the guest of her brother [sic], William Ahern.
Fort Wayne Daily Sentinel 26 November 1897
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Irish News.
CORK.—The New National Schools at Blarney.—Recently, in the presence of a large and fashionable company, the inscription stone of the Blarney new national schools was laid by Lady Colthurst. The building is of brick and masonry, being 120 feet long by 40 broad, and contains four school rooms, two male and two female, to accommodate 250 boys and the same number of girls. For the ceremony of placing in the inscription stone the walls of the building were decorated with bunting, and besides the visitors, all the school children, whose attire and neatness were striking and most creditable, were in attendance. On the stone was inscribed the words "Blarney, Colthurst National Schools, 1897." The schools will be completed in a short period, and, with its new church and new schools, Blarney will hardly be excelled in its educational and religious equipment by any place of its size and population.

Present were : Father Lynch, Sir George and Lady Colthurst, Master Colthurst, Miss Parkins, Mr. and Mrs. E. Mahony, Master Mahony, Mr. Arthur Mahony, Mr. R. U. F. Townsend, Mr. G. W. F. Townsend, Miss Townsend, Dr. J. Forde, Harvard College, Massachusetts ; Miss Donovan, Dublin ; Miss Hayes, Dublin ; Mr. D. Forde, builder ; Mr. and Mrs. E. Cotter, Mrs. Nunan, Mr. George Smyth, Mr. R. B. Healy, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ahern, Mr. R. Forest, Mr. J. Corcoran, Miss Hayes, Blarney ; Mr. J. Forde, Mrs. D. Harrington, Mr. R. Casey, clerk of works ; Mrs. Casey, Mr. J. Wiseman and others.

Father Lynch expressed his pleasure and gratification to see Lady Colthurst among them. He referred eulogistically to the Colthurst family, and hoped the name would last as long as the inscription stone. Mr. Forde, builder, presented Lady Colthurst with a silver trowel, having a picture of Blarney Castle, the handle prettily carved in maple wood taken from the Colthurst demesne, and, in doing so, gave expression to the satisfaction it afforded him to perform such a duty. If would be useless for him to speak of the character of the Colthurst family for it was well known. Lady Colthurst acknowledged the kind expressions towards her family, and then laid the inscription stone.

New Zealand Tablet 3 December 1897
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A labourer named John Ahern, about 18 years of age, residing at a place called Curraghtralact, two miles from Blarney, was admitted to the Cork Workhouse Hospital on Sunday in an unconscious condition suffering from concussion of the brain, his skull having been fractured. Inquiries made as to how Ahern received such serious injuries resulted in the following facts being ascertained; On Saturday night the Aherns were entertaining a number of their friends, and the party progressed pleasantly enough until about half-past eleven, when a loud knocking was heard at the door. No immediate notice was taken of this by the inmates, but when the knocking grew louder and stones were thrown through the windows both at the front and rere [sic] of the house, John Ahern, his brother Denis Ahern, and their father and Patrick Dennehy went outside, and were immediately attacked by a body of men, some of whom were armed with hurleys.

Denis Ahern received a nasty blow, but nothing serious. His brother John, however, was felled to the ground by a terrific blow of a hurley. The attacking party then decamped, and Dr Nunan and the police were sent for. Dr Nunan did all he could for the unfortunate man, who quickly relapsed into unconsciousness, and, as stated above, he was received into the workhouse hospital. Constables Power, O'Connor, and Griffin, from Blarney, were on the scene very shortly after the affair, and after considerable trouble arrested John Joyce, Thomas Joyce, Michael M'Auliffe, and Edmond Barrete, all labourers, living at Waterloo. These four men were brought before Mr Mahony at Blarney yesterday, and remanded in custody for eight days or sooner.
Cork Examiner 7 December 1897
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TO BE LET, a comfortable Residence in the town of Celbridge, County Kildare ; good apartments, with out-offices and stabling, &c., suitable for hunting box. Celbridge is within 1½ miles of Hazelbatch, a station on the G. N. and W. Railway, within 20 minutes run of Dublin, and with a good and constant service.
   For further particulars apply to
Land Agent and District Receiver,
   Mr. John Ahern, Gardener, Oakly Park, Celbridge, will show the premises.
The Irish Times 13 December 1897
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Six Cicero Farmers, Weirdly Armed, Catch Two in John O'Hearn's Meadow
Armed with shotguns, pitchforks, clubs, and wagon spokes, eight Cicero farmhands employed on the farm of John O'Hearn captured two reputed hay thieves early yesterday morning. Binding the prisoners' arms behind them, the posse marched to the Austin Police Satation, where the two men were locked up. They gave their names as Daniel Kelly, 413 West Randolph street, and Frank Zman, Turner avenue and Twenty-sixth street.

The two men started from Chicago in a hay rick late on Saturday night and reached O'Hearn's farm early Sunday morning. The house and barns, which are located in a lonesome neighborhood, were dark and apparently deserted. O'Hearn was in Chicago, but had left eight of his hired men and a bulldog to guard his property. The two men drove their wagon into a meadow fifty rods from the house, where was a stack of hay. The night was dark, and the men, thinking they were safe from interruption, started to load their rick. For twenty minutes they worked without interruption, when the barking of the dog aroused John Sandus. He discovered the men and aroused his companions.

They searched the house for firearms, but found only two old shotguns. One man acquired a bedslat, another a stick of firewood, while the rest found pitchforks and clubs. They stole along in Indian file, keeping in the shadow of fences and trees. The hay stack was but a short distance from the barn and in a moment the famr hands had surrounded the wagon and men. The wagon was well loaded, with one man on top and the other on the hay stack. Then the march for the Austin Police Station, two and a half miles away, was begun. The prisoners hands were tied, but the vigilants retained their weapons. They formed in line of march with the prisoners in the center, two men in front, two behind, and two on either side. The men were locked up.

Chicago Tribune 20 December 1897
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Miss Minnie Ahern, of Hermosa, S. D., is visiting LeMars with her aunt, Mrs. Margaurite [sic] Hayes.
LeMars Sentinel 30 December 1897
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Many New Year's Eve Entertainments and Dinners—High Class Performers.

   The New Year's eve entertainments, smokers and dinners are still the principal topics of discussion among the club members. Some of the most interesting and elaborate programmes were given at the Brooklyn, Hamilton, Union League, Hanover and Irving clubs. . . . 
   The Union League Club fairly outdid itself in the smoker it gave. The complete programme, which was furnished by Howard Knudson, was as follows:
   Overture, piano, J. Ross Ahearn; Sanford and Kennedy, German comedians; Miss Daisy De Mone [sic], vocalist; Haley and Sanford, comedians; Miss Maud DeVaughn, Spanish dance; the two Dons, acrobats and burlesque; Miss De Monde, vocalist; Haley and Sanford, musical melange; Alf. Grant, comedian; Harry Peckham, imitator; Winifred, fire dancer.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 2 January 1898
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An Arlington school boy has been honored by the assignment of a special part in the program of the graduating class of '98, of Tufts College, at the commencement exercises next June. He is by name, Geo. A. [sic] Ahern, and has won the honor by his application to the college work and the excellent scholarship to which he has attained. His Arlington friends and teachers offer their congratulations in the honor which their interest in him causes them to appreciate and share.
Arlington Advocate 7 January 1898
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AHERNE—TALLENT—January 11th, at R.C. Church, Tallow, county Waterford, William E. Aherne, 1, West Beach, Queenstown, to Mary, second daughter of James Tallent, Glencairne, Lismore.
Cork Examiner 15 January 1898
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The eleventh annual ball of the Private Coachmen's Benevolent and Charitable Society of this city was held at Saengerbund Hall, Smith and Schermerhorn streets, on Monday evening, January 3. The following were among those present: . . . 
Mr. And Mrs. Michael Ahearn
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 16 January 1898
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Lewiston Marshal Did Not Desire Inquiry.

Grave Charge Made by Matron and a Young Girl.
Kate Ahern Told a Story of Improper Conduct.
Mrs. Dodge Supported the Testimony of Child.
Marshal Makes Denial and Says It's a Political Intrigue.
   LEWISTON, Me., Jan. 20—A sensation was exploded today by the announcement that City Marshal Herbert E. Teel had resigned rather than face a public investigation of grave charges preferred by Mrs. Dodge, the police matron, and Kate Ahern, a young girl.
   The resignation was tendered and accepted at a special meeting of the board of mayor and aldermen last evening. The meeting was quietly called by direction of the mayor, and was attended by all of the aldermen except Alderman Hartley.
   It appeared from the recital of Mrs. Dodge and Kate Ahern that on Friday the latter applied for a pair of shoes, that Mr. Teel took her in charge and took her into his office, and that Mrs. Dodge was in waiting for the girl. She became impatient and stepped into the office, and found the girl with tears in her eyes. The girl told the matron that Mr. Teel had offered her grievous insult and that he had disarranged her attire and made further advances. City Marshal Teel heard the story and denied it. He was greatly affected, shedding tears and asking dramatically if his friends could believe the story true. "Both Mrs. Dodge's story and that of the girls are so exact," said Mayor Judkins, "that something must be done."
   Mr. Teel retired and the matter was discussed among the aldermen. It was decided to either suspend Mr. Teel, pending a public investigation, or give him a chance to resign. He chose to resign and his resignation was unanimously accepted.
   Mr. Teel denies the story told by the matron and the girl, and claims that it is the result of political intrigue by the reigning element in the republican party to get rid of him. Mr. Teel is a republican and was appointed by Mayor Noble nearly four years ago. He says he has had trouble with the Ahern family for some time. A sister of Kate has been convicted in court for street walking, and Kate, who is only 10 or 12, has, he says, been troublesome. Mr. Teel says he was requested by E. F. Scruton, clerk of the overseers of the poor, to give her a talking to for her actions. He says further: "Last Friday afternoon I saw Kate in the corridor of the city building and asked her to come into my office, that I could talk to her. She followed me and sat down, and I did not lock the door. I sat down in my arm chair, and the matron came in once or twice while I was talking to her. There were six or seven officers in the next room, and a cry from the girl would have brought them all into the room. I talked to her as a father should, as I would talk to my own children. I told her she ought not to follow the way of her sister. I told her plainly that if she did not stay at home nights I should send her to the reform school at Hallowell. She began to cry, and the matron opened the door. They both went out. That was all I knew of it till yesterday, when Mrs. Dodge met me and said: 'I suppose that you know what Kate told?' 'Told what?' I asked. 'Told what you tried to do to her.' 'What do you mean?' I asked. Then she told me that she had said I insulted her in my office, and had told her about it as soon as she got out. Mrs. Dodge told E. F. Scruton, and Mr. Scruton felt obliged to lay the matter before the board of aldermen, and last night's meeting was the result. When I asked who had laid the story before the board, and was told that it was my best and oldest friend, E. F. Scruton, I was struck dumb, and on the impulse of the moment, without thinking how the public would take it, I resigned."
The Boston Globe 21 January 1898
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Mrs. Atkinson, of Ames, Iowa, has been a guest for several days of her sister, Mrs. J. D. Ahern.
Sycamore True Republican 5 February 1898
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Roscrea, Thursday Evening.   
During the week a young medical man named Dr. Patrick Leonard Aherne, from Milford, near Charleville, County Cork, arrived on a visit to the neighbourhood, accompanied by his cousin, a Mr. Leonard. Shortly afterwards some symptoms of illness which had manifested themselves in the course of the journey became more pronounced. Dr. Luke J. Quigley was summoned, and found Dr. Aherne suffering from typhoid fever. He was immediately removed to the local fever hospital and attended by Dr. Quigley and the medical officer of the institution, Dr. B. C. Powell ; and, although at the outset his condition was not considered sufficiently critical to give rise to apprehension, the malady assumed a more acute form on Tuesday, and he continued to sink gradually until yesterday, when death supervened. A sad and pathetic incident in connection with the unfortunate gentleman's death is afforded by the fact that his elder brother, Dr. James Aherne, who was only recovering from a severe attack of rheumatic fever, and had scarcely reached the convalescent stage, dropped dead suddenly on receiving a telegram that Dr. Patrick Aherne was getting worse. Both were very young men, the last-named being only 28 years of age, and his brother but 31, and the intelligence of their sad deaths will be learned with feelings of sorrow by a large circle of relatives and friends, as well as by the medical profession, of which both were well known and highly respected members. Both gentlemen were un-married and belonged to a well known and esteemed County Cork family. The remains of Dr. Patrick Aherne were conveyed from here to-day by rail for interment at the family burial ground at Milford.
The Irish Times 11 February 1898
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There Are Still Twenty-Six People Missing
Believed to be Beneath the Mass of Debris.
PITTSBURG, Feb. 11.—The work of searching for bodies in the ruins of Wednesday night's awful fire was continued through last night and to-day by 200 men, but no more bodies were found. The debris is still piled ten feet high, however, and as more than a score of people are still missing, the work will be continued without cessation until it is positively known that no more dead are buried beneath the debris. . . . Mrs. McFadden and her family of eight children, who were believed to have been buried under the walls, are safe. They were found living a short distance from the scene of the disaster, having moved from Mulberry Alley only a few days before. Michael O'Hearn of Oil City and James Beverly of Grafton, who were among the missing, also have turned up.
Sacramento Daily Record-Union 12 February 1898
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The assessor, James Ahern, is kept busy lately trying to find out how rich we are.
LeMars Sentinel 17 February 1898
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While many heroic deeds have been performed by the officers and men of the United States Navy during the past thirty years, it was not until recently that any recognition by the Government has been shown to some of these brave men. The first two men to be awarded medals of honor for gallant conduct since the war are August Wilson, a boiler maker, and William O'Hearn, a water tender. Both men were attached to the United States monitor Puritan, and it was while on duty on that vessel that they displayed such bravery, and by their cool and quiet action not only saved the lives of the officers and men attached to the ship, but saved the vessel from untold damage.

The deed through which the men won the medal of honor was performed on July 1, 1897, while the Puritan was at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The repairs to the vessel had been completed, and the engines were having a "dock trial" prior to the ship's departure, when the crown sheets of boiler E collapsed, sending volumes of steam and boiling water into the fireroom, where Chief Engineer George W. Cowie, Jr., and the men of his division were at work. So dense was the steam that the men had to grope their way from the room. Engineer Cowie was badly scalded about the face and hands while trying to reach the safety valve, which he wished to open. All the boilers were connected with the damaged one, and were in immediate danger of exploding. No time was to be lost, as the collapsing of the crown sheets of the other boilers meant not alone injury to the vessel, but probable loss of life.

August Wilson assisted Engineer Cowie from the fireroom. Several men were dragged out of the place by both Wilson and O'Hearn. Mr. Cowie tried to return to the fireroom, but was prevented by Wilson, who said: "Don't go in there, Mr. Cowie, you are badly burned now. I will go," and both he and O'Hearn, after wrapping wet clothes about their faces and arms, entered the fireroom. Several men were still in the place, having become dazed by the steam which was pouring forth. They were taken to places of safety. Wilson opened the safety valve, while O'Hearn crawled over the tops of the boilers and closed the auxiliary stop valves, disconnecting the damaged boiler, and removing any danger of explosion from the other boilers. John P. Yates, chief machinist, and William J. Lee entered the fireroom and worked personally hauling the fires, thus reducing the danger to a minimum.

Capt. P. F. Harrington, commanding the Puritan, in his report of the accident and the conduct of the men to Admiral Sicard, said: "The circumstances of the conduct of August Wilson and William O'Hearn were of extraordinary heroism and gallantry, and I respectfully recommend that medals of honor given them." Admiral Sicard complimented the men who helped save the ship from danger, and in his report to Secretary Long spoke of the excellent example that the men set, and recommended them for medals of honor for the "dangerous part of the duty they undertook." The medals were presented about a month ago. Both Wilson and O'Hearn have been in the service many years, and both have received medals for their good conduct.
New York Times 6 February 1898
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(Before Sir George Colthurst, Messrs T Butler, R M; and F Mahony).
The adjourned case against six young men of the farming class named T Joyce (2), E Barrett, Ml M'Auliffe, Jas M'Auliffe, and John M'Auliffe, who are charged with having on the 4th December last seriously assaulted John Ahern, Carrigtract, near Blarney, was further adjourned on the application of Sergt M'Phillips, who stated that the injured man was still detained in the Workhouse Hospital, and could not, therefore, attend court to give evidence.
Cork Examiner 8 February 1898
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Michael Ahearn Drowned.
The body of Michael Ahearn was discovered floating yesterday afternoon in Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park by one of the park officers. The body was taken out and attempts were made to resuscitate it, but without success. Ahearn had been employed by E. Kenny, of Tenth avenue and Fulton street, and went on a spree two weeks ago after having been paid off. It is not known whether he fell into the lake by accident or whether he jumped in with the intention of ending his life. The deceased was a native of Ireland and he was 55 years old.
San Francisco Call 4 March 1898
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The dead body of Michael Ahearn was discovered floating in Stow lake in Golden Gate park yesterday. It is not known whether Ahearn, who had been drinking, fell in accidentally or committed suicide. The lake is so shallow that he could not have drowned had he stood erect.
Los Angeles Herald 4 March 1898
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Suicide of John F. Ahern of Troy
ALBANY, March 10.—John F. Ahern, a prominent Democratic politician of Troy, committed suicide by drowning himself in the Hudson opposite this city to-day. [Note: The Naugatuck Daily News gives his middle initial as P.]
New York Times 11 March 1898
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Events in Chicago Society
It will be ladies' night at the Marquette club this evening. A musical program will be offered by the following: Miss Winnefred Lamb, pianist; Miss Edna Crawford, soprano; Miss Gertrude Louise Ahern, contralto; Miss Mabel Loughry, accompanist; Mr. W. E. Wedener, tenor; Mr. Leon Strauss, violin.
Chicago Tribune 24 March 1898
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Wants to Find Her Brother.
The police have been asked by Mrs. Mary Ahearn of Chicago to locate her brother, Peter Egan, who formerly lives at 1506 Seventh street in this city. Egan has become heir to a considerable property in Chicago by the death of a distant relative.
Oakland Tribune 4 April 1898
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All Arrangements Made for the Transportation of the Regulars to New Orleans and Chickamauga.
The light artillery battalion leaving San Francisco to-day for Chickamauga Park, near Chattanooga, will be commanded by Captain Ramsay D. Potts, Light Battery F. He will be accompanied by First Lieutenant John P. Hams and Second Lieutenant E. P. O'Hern.
San Francisco Call 19 April 1898
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Daniel Ahern has been confined to his bed seriously ill for more than a week.
Sycamore True Republican 27 April 1898
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The following appointments were made at the Admiralty yesterday :— . . . Staff Surgeons.—John B. Triggs, to the Alexander, to date April 26; and John L. Aherne to the Caledonia, to date May 10 . . . 
The Times 28 April 1898
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John Higgins was bound over for trial in the murder of Lafayette Ladd, which occurred April 16, 1897. The most damaging testimony came from Edward O'Hearn, who walked with Higgins on the streets surrounding the Ladd home (corner of Michigan and State streets) prior to the crime. Higgins inquired about sporting houses and O'Hearn told him to see a woman named Emma Lesh. He also asked about the family who resided in the handsome Ladd home. O'Hearn saw Higgins again several days later in Toledo and was asked what O'Hearn had heard about the what the authorities knew about the Ladd murder. Higgins then paid O'Hearn $5 to keep him informed.
The Daily Telegram 28 April 1898
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Mistaken Identity
The George Ahern, whose arrest was tabulated last week should not be confounded with Geo. E. Ahern, a graduate of Arlington High and a student at Tufts College in the graduating class of '98. The names are similar, but that is the only way, apparently, in which the two men resemble each other.
Arlington Advocate 29 April 1898
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Lieut. George P. Aherm Twenty-Fifth Infantry, is detailed as mustering officer and Acting Assistant Quartermaster and Acting Commissary of Subsistence in connection with the muster into the United States service of Montana volunteers at Helena, Mont., relieving First Lieut. R. B. Wallace, Second Cavalry.
New York Times 10 May 1898
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A Seaman's Vivid Tale of the Disastrous Battle.
None of the Winslow's Crew Expected to Escape.
How It Feels to Have a Shell Whiz by One's Head for the First Time.
   KEY WEST, May 20.—For an hour before the passenger steamer Key West left her dock for Tampa, a man wearing the uniform of a naval seaman sat wearily against a great bale of cordage looking out past the harbor and the distant keys toward the Gulf. He was William O'Hearn of Brooklyn, and one of the survivors of the torpedo boat Winslow's crew which passed through the terrible storm of shell and shot that poured in from the Spanish batteries in the Bay of Cardenas. He was going home on a furlough for rest. Beside him in a bright tin cage was the Winslow's parrot, which made himself famous on the day of the battle by shrieking and chattering like a demon during the whole engagement.
   By degrees, and after much questioning, O'Hearn told the whole story of the battle, and no doubt his account of the engagement is the most correct in detail of any given yet.
   “From the very beginning,” he said, “I think every man on the boat believed that we could not escape being sunk, and that is what would have happened had it not been for the bravery of the boys on the Hudson, who worked for over an hour under the most terrific fire to get us out of range.”
   “Were you ordered to go in there?” he was asked.
   “Yes, just before we were fired upon the order was given from the Wilmington.”
   “Was it a signal order?”
   “No, we were near enough to the Wilmington so that they shouted it to us from the deck through the megaphone.”
   “Do you remember the words of the command and who gave them?”
   “I don't know who shouted the order, but the words, as I remember them were: 'Mr. Bagley, go in there and see what gunboats those are.' We started at once toward the Cardenas dock, and the firing began soon after.”
   “What was the first you saw of the firing?”
   “The first I saw was a shot fired from a window or door of the second story of the storehouse just back of the dock where the Spanish gunboats were lying. I saw the flash and the smoke and the same instant a shell went hissing over our heads. Then the firing began from the gunboats and from the shore. I don't think any man can forget the sound and the effect of shell and heavy shot the first time he is under fire. It is something terrible. When a shell passes close by you, you feel it, something like the effect of lightning when it strikes near by. You feel as though it had taken your head off. First you hear that awful buzzing or whizzing—it is hard to describe, and then something seems to strike you in the face and head. I noticed that day when the shells first began to fly about the boat that the boys threw their hands to their heads every time a shell went over. But they came so fast and so close that it was a roaring, shrieking, crashing hell. I can describe it no other way.”
   “Where was your position?”
   “I am the water tender,” he said, “and my place was below, but everybody went on deck when the battle began. John Varvares, the oiler; John Doniel [sic] and John Meek, the firemen, were both on watch with me, and had they remained below they would probably not have been killed. After the firing began I went below again to attend to the boilers, and a few minutes later a solid shot came crashing through the side of the boat and into the boiler, where it exploded and destroyed seventy of the boiler tubes. At first it stunned me. When the shell burst in the boiler, it threw both the furnace doors open, and the fuse from the shell struck my feet. Two pieces of the shell came out of the door, and I am taking them home with me as souvenirs of the war. It was a terrible crash and report altogether, and the boiler room was filled with dust and steam. For several seconds I was partially stunned and my ears rang so I could hear nothing. I went up on the deck to report to Captain Bernadou.”
   “What did you say to him?”
   “I saw him near the forecastle jumping about with a towel bound about his left leg. He was shouting and the noise of all the guns was like continuous thunder. 'Captain,' I shouted, 'the forward boiler is disabled. A shell has gone through her.' 'Get out the hose.' he said, and turned to the gun again. I went back into the boiler room, and in a few minutes I went up on the deck again and the fighting had grown hotter than ever. Several of the men were missing, and I looked around. Lying in a heap on the after deck, near the after conning tower, I saw five of our men where they had wilted down after the shell had struck them. In other places were men lying groaning or dragging themselves about wounded and covered with blood. The deck had blood on it, and it was strewn with fragments and splinters. I went over to where the five men were lying in a heap and I saw that they were not all dead. John Meek could speak and move one of his hands slightly. I went up to him and put my face down close to his.”
   “'Can I do anything for you, John?' I asked, and he replied, 'No Jack [sic] I'm dying good bye.' and he asked me to grasp his hand. 'Go, help there,' he whispered, gazing with fixed eyes where Captain Bernadou was still firing the forward gun. The next minute he was dead. He was my friend”—and there was a pause in O'Hearn's story.
   “Ensign Bagley,” he continued after a little, “was lying at the bottom badly torn to pieces and the bodies of the other three were on top of his. The colored cook was laying a little apart from the others badly mangled and in a cramped position. We supposed he was dead and covered him up the same as the others. Nearly half an hour after that we heard him calling and making a slight movement under the cloth. We went to him and he said: 'Oh, boys, for God's sake move me. I am lying over the boiler and burning up.' At that time the deck was very hot and his flesh had been almost roasted. He also complained that his neck was cramped but he did not seem to feel his terrible wounds. We moved him into an easier position and gave him some water. 'Thanks you, sir' he said, and in a few seconds he was dead.”
   Then O'Hearn told of the brave conduct of the gunboat Hudson's crew in getting the Winslow out of her perilous situation. That story was fully told on the day after the battle.
   O'Hearn is 35 years of age, and has served eighteen years in the United States navy. He went on the Winslow last January and had previously served on the Puritan, the Katahdin, the Texas and other vessels of the navy. While on the Puritan in the Brooklyn navy yard last July he prevented a catastrophe by saving the ship when the boiler was on fire. For this act of bravery he was given a medal which he now wears. He will return to his place in the navy after a few weeks' rest in Brooklyn.
Oakland Tribune 20 May 1898
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Irishmen Valiant in the War
The fighting race is naturally figuring conspicuously in the war, and while its members are not filling many high positions they are to be found at the humble but no less honorable posts of danger, as events testify. The man who fired the first shot in the conflict was an Irishman. William O'Keefe, a seaman on the Baltimore, was one of the eight men wounded at Manila. John Denlef, a fireman, born in Kilkenny, was one of the five sailors killed, and Daniel W. McKeown, Quartermaster, a native of Newry, was one of the three wouded on the Winslow in the fight of Cardenas, Cuba. William O'Hearn of Brooklyn was one of the few who escaped unhurt. Michael Murphy, a seaman on the New York, was one of seven men injured during the bombardment of San Juan, Puerto Rico. John Regan, a seaman on the Nashville, was one of two sailors who perished while cutting the cable at Clenfuegos, and John Doran of Fall River, Mass., was one of the six wounded. It will be seen from the above facts that men with Irish names form a large proportion of the killed and injured in the war.—Boston Pilot.
Chicago Tribune 3 June 1898
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Miss Agnes McDonald, who makes her home here with her sister, Mrs. James Ahern, will finish a term of school two miles from Jefferson, S.D., on Friday.
LeMars Sentinel 9 June 1898
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The Daughters of Erin assembled in session yesterday morning at 9 o'clock and the committee on resolutions, press, rules of order, standing of the order, by-laws, auditing, insurance and grievance were appointed. The trouble that arose between the state officers and the Philadelphia county organization was satisfactorily adjusted. The committee on standing of the order reported that the membership numbers over 2,500 in the state.

The election of officers resulted as follows: President, Miss Katharine Flood, of Philadelphia; vice-president, Miss Margaret Ahern, of Susquehanna; secretary, Miss Mary Fleming, of Reading; treasurer, Mrs. Katherine Ryan, of Coaldale.

The Scranton Tribune 9 June 1898
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Mr. Geo. Ahern, a well known and respected young man of this town, graduated at Tufts College, last Friday, June 10, in the Civil Engineer course, taking first rank in his class, which is very gratifying to his friends.
Arlington Advocate 17 June 1898
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Glen Cove, L. I., June 21—Miss Katie Ahearn of New York City and ira Campbell of this village, were married in St. Patrick's R. C. Church yesterday afternoon by the Rev. Father O'Reilly. The bride was attended by Miss Fannie Campbell, her cousin. A reception was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Campbell, which was attended by many of the relatives and friends of the young couple. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell left on an evening train for an extended bridal trip.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 21 June 1898
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Naval Reserve Men for Dispatch Yacht Report for Duty.
   The men of the Massachusetts naval brigade, who are to man the converted yacht Inca, which is to be the dispatch boat of the coast patrol fleet in New England waters, have been chosen and yesterday reported at the Charlestown navy yard for that duty.
   Lieut. McKay of the naval brigade, an Annapolis graduate, will be in command. He has been aboard the boat superintending her fitting out for a week or more.
   The men who will compoase the crew are: John Ahearn, chief boatswain's mate. acting boatswain; John Murphy gunners mate 1st class; A. W. Trefry qm, 1st class; A. Robinson, 2d class qm; chief machinist, A. A. Towle; machinist, J. Drew; S, Drew oiler, J. Innocenti 1st class fireman, Wm. T. McKinley cook, and able seamen Grinnell, Byam, Hunt, Hudson, Stone, Atwood and Latter.
The Boston Globe 21 June 1898
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Borough of Queens
Conveyances, June 22
Mary Ahearn to Annie Waller, lot 33, map Geo. E. Brinckerhoff, Newtown....$200
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 24 June 1898
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Personal Mention
James Ahern left Saturday evening for Metropolis, Ill., where he will visit his wife and other relatives. He expects to be gone about three weeks. Thos. Treat will attend his duties at the Illinois Central freight depot during his absence.
LeMars Globe 29 June 1898
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In the reports of the departure from Tampa for Cuba last week of another force of troops, occurs the name of Lieutenant George P. Ahern, of Chicago. He is a nephew of Daniel Ahern, of Sycamore, is a graduate of West Point, over six feet tall and a soldier of whom his relatives in this city may well feel proud.
Sycamore True Republican 29 June 1898
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(By Telegraph from Our Correspondents.)
On the 27th instant, 770 fat bulls passed from Pinkvllle station for Lake's Creek, Philip Ahern in charge ; 1150 store cows passed from Edwinstowe station for Lake's Creek, P. F. Murnane in charge.
The Brisbane Courier 1 July 1898
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Miss Nellie Ahern is visiting her sister, Mrs. N. J. Ronin, at Fremont, Neb. Before returning she will visit the Omaha exposition.
Sycamore True Republican 9 July 1898
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Largest Expedition of the Kind Attains Successful Conclusion, but
Not Until a Sharp Battle Had Been Fought
.Key West, Fla., July 14.—The filibuster steamers Florida and Fanita, which left here June 25 under convoy of the little auxiliary gunboat Peoria, with the largest expedition ever sent to the Insurgents, succeeded in landing their cargoes on July 3 at Palo Alto, on the southern coast of Cuba, and placed the ammunition and food supplies in the hands of General Gomez's army.

Prior to this landing, however, an unsuccessful attempt to land was made at San Juan point, and in the attempt one of the party, Captain Jose Manuel Nunez, brother of General Emilio Nunez, the Cuban, was killed, and Winthrop Chandler, of New York, was wounded. The Spaniards on shore surprised the party when about to land in small boats and fired upon them with the above result. The Peoria, which was formerly a pilot at Philadelphia, returned the fire, and it is believed killed a number of Spaniards. Those who had gone to the shore in the small boats then returned to the ships, leaving the body of Captain Nunez on the beach. The gunboat Helena then came up and with the Peoria poured in an awful fire on the Spaniards. Later the vessels sailed away, and, as stated, landed their cargoes safely at Polo [sic] Alto, near where General Gomez, with 2,000 Cubans, were encamped.

On board the steamers were 350 Cubans, under General Emilio Nunez, fifty troopers of the Tenth United States cavalry, under Lieutenants Johnson and Ahearn, and twenty-five rough riders, under Winthrop Chandler. The cargoes of ammunition and food were enormous.

The Scranton Tribune 15 July 1898
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Brother of Cuban General Perishes In Florida Expedition
Las Tunas Bombarded by Peoria and Helena—Spanish Loss Heavy—
Position of Gomez's Army—Two Thousand Men Ready to Fight.
   KEY WEST, July 15.—A naval vessel which served as a convoy to the Cuban expedition sent on the steamers Florida and Fanita returned here yesterday, bringing back the first authentic information regrading the movements of those vessels since their departure from the harbor more than two weeks ago.
   Officers of the gunboat give the following account of the landing of the Florida and Fanita expeditions: These vessels, with their escorts, arrived at San Juan port, on the south side of Cuba, between Cienfuegos and Trinidad, June 29.
   A reconnoitering party was sent ashore, but was driven back by a large force of Spaniards, who had evidently been watching the movements from the beach. The expedition then continued to Port Tunas, about 40 miles to eastward of where the first landing was attempted. A blockhouse, some four miles from town, was shelled in the afternoon of June 30 without eliciting response.
   Two boats then landed with a scouting party of 15 Cubans under Captain Nunez, brother of General Nunez, and another party of 15 volunteers under Free Lance Winthrop Chandler. Both were received by Spaniards in ambush on the beach with heavy fire.
   Captain Nunez was killed outright and several of the Cuban party wounded. The gunboat Peoria opened fire on the blockhouse, driving the Spaniard back, when a general landing was effected, all hands going into the bushes. The Peoria continued firing until dark.
   When one of the boats returned to the Florida with five wounded, they reported that Winthrop Chandler, Drs. Lund and Abbott and Lieutenant Agramonte and two Cubans were missing. Rescue parties were organized and sent out during the night. Toward daylight the boat under Lieutenant Ahern returned with all the missing except Captain Nunez, Chandler being only slightly wounded through the elbow. The same night the Florida grounded, where she remained until relieved by the Helena. . . . 
Naugatuck Daily News 15 July 1898
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Supplies of All Kinds Landed for Use of the Insurgents—Gomez Writes a Letter
Associated Press Special Wire KEY WEST, Fla., July 14.—Those champion filibusters, the Florida and Fanita, under convoy of the little gunboat Peoria, have landed the largest and probably the last expedition sent to aid the insurgents. It was a task beset with peril and difficulty, costing one man his life and wounds to half a dozen more. Capt. Jose Manuel Nunez, brother of Gen. Emilo Nunez, was killed. Winthrop Chanler of New York was shot through the right elbow and five Cubans suffered trifling injures. How many Spanish lives answered for this will never be known, but there were enough to balance the score. The debarkation was effected on July 3d at Palo Alto, on the southern coast of Cuba, but the fighting occurred before then.
The Peoria's First Battle
To the Peoria, one of the newest acquisitions to the mosquito fleet, goes the full glory of the achievement. The Peoria was until lately a pilot boat at Philadelphia. The Florida and Fanita left Key West on Saturday, June 25th, under the convoy of the Peoria, commanded by Lieut. T. W. Ryan. On board the steamer were 35 Cubans, under Gen. Nunez; 50 troopers of the Fifth United States cavalry, under Lieuts. Johnson and Ahearn, and 25 Rough Riders, under Winthrop Chanler, brother of Col. William Astor Chanler. The cargoes included the horses of the cavalrymen, with forage; two dynamite guns, with 150 30 pound projectiles; two full batteries of light field pieces, 10 3-inch rifles, with 15,000 cartridges for the same; 4000 Springfield rifles, With 954,000 cartridges; 200 Mausers, with 200,000 cartridges; 200 Colt's revolvers and 21,000 cartridges, 1475 saddles, 450 bridles, 663 infantry uniforms, including 5080 pairs of shoes and blankets, shirts, hats and hammocks, and over 200,000 pounds of provisions, including bacon, cornmeal, coffee, sugar, beef, beans, hard tack and canned corn.
A Spanish Ambuscade
At Las Lunas, near the mouth of the Tallabacoa river, the expedition found a large fort, built of railroad iron and surrounded by earthworks. The Peoria ran boldly in and fired several shots from her 3-Inch guns, but brought no response and no signs of life. Here a scouting party, made up of 15 volunteers, under Winthrop Chanler, and as many Cubans, under Capt. Nunez, was sent ashore. The Peoria took a position within short range of the fort to protect a landing or cover a retreat, as events might determine, and the small boats headed for shore. They reached it 500 yards east of the fort. The boats were beached and their occupants cautiously scrambled toward the brush. At almost the very moment they set foot on the sands, the fort and entrenchment burst into flames and shot and shell screamed about the little band of Invaders. Capt. Nunez was stepping from his boat when a shot struck him between the eyes, and he went down, dead. Chanler fell with a broken arm. The men safely gained the thicket and replied with a sharp fire directed at the entrenchments. Meanwhile the Peoria set all her guns at work and rained shells upon the fort until the enemy's fire ceased.
Hard Fight for Life
A retreat was ordered, and the party rushed for the boats, but volley after volley came from the shore and they were compelled to throw themselves into the water and paddle along beside the boats with only their heads exposed until the ships were reached. The Spanish had the range, however, and five Cubans were wounded, though none seriously. The Peoria opened her guns on a grove of cocoanut palms from which the Spaniards had been sending in a hot fire, and must have killed many Spaniards, for her shells dropped into the smoke and flash of the adversary's fire, silencing it. When the small boats reached the ship it was dark. Then the discovery was made that besides Captain Nunez, whose body was left on the beach, there were missing Chanler, Drs. Lund and Abbott, Lieutenant Agramonte and two Cubans. It was reported that Chanler had been mortally wounded and was kept afloat in the bushes along the shore by the two doctors.
Rescue Parties Sent Ashore
No less than four rescue parties were sent ashore during the night. Toward morning Lieutenant Ahearn, in charge of one of these, found Chanler and his companions. Chanler's wound proved to be in the right elbow. After sunrise Agramonte and his Cubans were discovered and brought off. The next day the gunboat Helena arrived and Friday morning she and the Peoria steamed In toward Las Lunas, which the Spanish had been vigorously fortifying. Lunas is connected by rail with Sancti Spiritus, a town of considerable size, and reinforcements and artillery had been rapidly coming in. Range buoys had been placed in the bay, but, avoiding these, the ships drew Into close range and opened fire.
Bombardment of Las Lunas
The Spaniards had several Krupp field pieces of three and four Inches mounted on earthworks along the water front, and they began a vigorous but ill-directed reply with shell and shrapnel. The fire of our ships was most accurate and destructive. The Spanish gunners fired but fifteen or twenty shots before their guns were flying in the air, their earthworks a mass of bloodstained dust and their gunners running for their lives. Both the Peoria and the Helena were struck several times, but no one on either ship was injured. As they withdrew several buildings on shore were in flames. That afternoon both ships again turned their attention to the fort an entrenchments at the mouth of the Tallabacoa river and for half an hour poured a wicked fire upon them. The Spaniards had been largely reinforced during the day and some field pieces had bean mounted near the fort. These replied to the American fire, but without effect, and the shells of the two ships speedily silenced them. That night the Spaniards burned a large wharf and the adjacent buildings, evidently expecting a landing in force next day.
Landing at Palo Alto
It was determined to proceed during the night with the landing expedition to Palo Alto, fifty miles to the eastward, the Helena remaining at Las Lunas to confirm the Spaniards In the belief that an attempt was to be made to land troops. At 10 o'clock Saturday, July 2d, while the Helena lay off shore making lively play with her searchlights toward shore, the Peoria, the Florida and the Fanita, all with lights out, slipped silently away. There was not a Spaniard to be seen when they reached Palo Alto at daybreak, and the men and cargo were put ashore without a single obstacle. Gomez with 2000 men was known to be in the vicinity and scouts were hurried to his lines. On Monday, July 4th, the grizzled old warrior appeared in person at Palo Alto. An awning was spread over the end of the abandoned wharf and a conference was held. The veteran commander-in-chief said he was greatly pleased with the successful result of the expedition, which he thought would exercise an important influence upon the war. He outlined a plan of campaign which he later submitted in writing to Lieutenant Ryan for transmission to President McKinley. A Narrow Escape When Winthrop Chanler fell wounded, Drs. Lund and Abbott carried him into the brush and all three sank up to their necks in a swamp. Dr. Lund, who was formerly a German army surgeon, and who is a giant in strength, managed to extricate himself, stripped off his clothes and swam naked in the darkness to find the ships. A boat from the Florida picked him up and he was taken to the Peoria. As the strange figure clambered up the ladders the sentry on guard at the gangway challenged him, but Dr. Lund brushed past him and strode in all his nakedness up to Lieutenant Ryan, gave the customary formal salute and, with the utmost gravity, said: "I have to report that the men ashore require assistance." When Chanler and Abbott were rescued they were still in the water up to their necks.
Los Angeles Herald 15 July 1898
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Messages from Gomez's Camp Show That He Has 5,000 Men.
Washington, July 18.—Lieutenant Ahearn [sic] brought to Secretary Alger the report of the expedition which carried supplies to General Gomez in the Florida and Fanita. The expedition was under the command of Lieutenant Johnson, Tenth cavalry, who has remained in charge to see that the arms and supplies are distributed according to the wishes of the United States government. General Gomez was found to have 5,000 men poorly armed and equipped, and very little in the way of supplies. Supplies by the United States will enable Gomez to fully equip his troops and make it possible for them to be of some use in expelling Spain from the island. The expedition carried dynamite guns, rifles, ammunition, food, clothing and many other things in large quantities. It landed on the south shore of Cuba, west of the trocha, and was able to reach Gomez without great difficulty.
The Atlanta Constitution 19 July 1898
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   Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Ahern were visiting Chicago friends several days last week.
   Lieut. Geo. P. Ahern, who brought to Secretary Alger, last Tuesday, a report of the exposition [sic] which carried supplies to Gen. Gomez, in the Florida and Founta, is a nephew of Daniel Ahern, of Sycamore.
Sycamore True Republican 20 July 1898
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A Big Expedition Lands on the Southern Coast of Cuba.
Key West, Fla., July 14.—Those champion filibusters, the Florida and the Fanita, under convoy of the little gunboat Peoria, have landed the largest and probably the last expedition sent to the aid of the insurgents. It was a task with peril and difficulty, costing one man his life and wounds to half a dozen others. Captain Jose Manuel Nunez, brother of General Emilio Nunez, was killed, Winthrop Chanler of New York was shot through the right elbow, and five Cubans suffered trifling injuries. How many Spanish lives answered for this will never be known, but there were enough to more than balance the score. The debarkation was effected on July 3rd, at Palo Alto, on the Southern coast of Cuba, but the fighting occurred before then.

To the Peoria, one of the newest acquisitions to the mosquito fleet, goes the full glory of the achievement. The Peoria was until lately a pilot boat at Philadelphia. The Florida and Fanita left Key West on Saturday, June 25th, under the convoy of the Peoria, commanded by Lieutenant T. W. Ryan. On board the steamers were thirty-five Cubans, under General Nunez; fifty troopers of the Fifth United States cavalry, under Lieutenants Johnson and Ahern, and twenty-five rough riders, under Winthrop Chanler, brother of Colonel William Astor Chanler. The cargoes included the horses of the cavalrymen, with forage; two dynamite guns, with 150 thirty- pound projectiles; two full batteries of light field pieces, ten three-inch rifles, with 15,000 cartridges for the same; 4,000 Springfield rifles, with 954,000 cartridges; 200 Mausers, with 200,000 cartridges; 200 Colts' revolvers and 27,000 cartridges; 1,475 saddles, 450 bridles, 665 Infantrymen uniforms, including 5,080 pairs of shoes and blankets, hats and hammocks, and over 200,000 pounds of provisions, including bacon, corn meal, coffee, sugar, beef, beans, hard-tack and canned corn.

Wind River Mountaineer 20 July 1898
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The Report of Lieutenant Johnson
Giving the Details of the Fight With Spaniards on the Cuban Coast.

Special to The News.
   WASHINGTON, D. C., July 26—Lieutenant George P. Ahern of the Twenty-fifth infantry, who has just arrived here from General Gomez's camp in Cuba, brings the official report of Lieutenant Johnson of the Tenth cavalry, who commanded the expedition. He also brought to President McKinley direct personal messages from General Gomez. Lieutenant Ahern is greatly pleased with the Cuban insurgent leader and his men and says that they will give a good account of themselves when they actually get into the fighting.
   The report of Lieutenant Johnson, not heretofore printed by any paper, was given to The news this afternoon. It reads as follows:
   PALO ALTO, Puerto Principe Province, Cuba, July 8, 1898.—Adjutant General United States Army, in the Field. Sir: In compliance with instructions from the commanding general I proceeded from Port Tampa, Fla., June 21, 1898, with fifty of our troop, Tenth Cavalry, mounted, and Daly's pack train of sixty-five animals aboard the steamship Florida, and with the steamship Fanita, both loaded heavily with a cargo of ammunition, provisions and clothing; General Nunez and staff, and 375 armed Cubans, to the South coast of Cuba, and attempted a landing at San Juan river June 24, the point first chosen by General Nunez. The point was guarded by Spaniards, who fired upon landing party without effect. I spent the night in small boats in futile attempts to land, the difficulty being due to a coral reef, which lined the entire coast and prevented the boats from touching shore. Hence we were unable to engage the forces and decided to seek another landing place. This would have been an ideal point to land had the coast been of sand and the cargo less bulky. June 30 we sailed down the coast to Tunas, and in the afternoon attacked the blockhouse at Tayabacoa, which was defended by about 100 regular soldiers intrenched. The blockhouse was shelled by my convoy, the gunboat Peoria, under Captain Ryan, while a small force of Cubans and rough riders under Mr. Winthrop Chanler attacked by land.
Chanler's Men in a Fight.
   I cannot speak too highly of the gallantry of Mr. Chanler's men, who fought overwhelming numbers until dark, when they withdrew under cover of darkness with the loss of one killed (General Nunez's brother) and seven wounded out of a party of twenty-eight men.
   The Florida, while moving nearer land with reinforcements, ran aground, and for twenty hours was completely at the mercy of a land battery of small caliber [sic]. July 1 the situation had not been changed for the better. The Spaniards were being rapidly reinforced, a regiment of cavalry and over 500 infantry arrived in plain sight, and began to throw up heavy intrenchments on shore.
   Our gunboat was too small to hope to cope with the land forces, and after making every effort to haul the Florida afloat, I was compelled to lighten cargo by transferring to the Fanita and throwing overboard some of the heaviest articles.
Helena Brings Relief.
   About noon, however, the gunboat Helena came unexpectedly to our assistance, shelled the blockhouse and hauled the Florida afloat. Captain Swinburne deserved and received my sincere thanks for his timely assistance. The Spaniards were completely deceived by the formidable display, and a waterman captured by the Peoria during the night informed me that the nature of the expedition was unknown on shore and that the belief existed that United States troops intended landing in force at Tunas.
   I decided to adopt a ruse in order to concentrate all the Spaniards in and around Tunas while I affected [sic] a landing elsewhere. I therefore called upon Captain Swinburne early in the morning of the 2d and laid my plans before him. He readily consented to aid me, and at 9 a.m. in company with the Peoria opened a terrible fire upon the Spanish blockhouse and intrenchments in and around the town of Tunas. The Spanish replied with great spirit and kept up their fire until their guns were all completely silenced by the fire from the gunboats. The fort and adjacent houses and some shipping were destroyed, and report says many men were killed and the railroad depot destroyed. The effect of this bombardment was as was calculated. The troops were rapidly concentrated on Tunas, while we steamed forty miles down the coast to Palo Alto, leaving the Helena to keep up the deception.
Supplies Landed.
   Arriving at Palo Alto I found a good landing in a swampy, unfrequented district; made connections with General Gomez, and since July 3 have been steadily unloading within twelve miles of the trocha and of the strongly garrisoned town of Jucaro. The Spaniards are concentrating within a few leagues, and at this writing it is difficult to say whether I shall be able to get the entire cargo off before the attack.
   I have placed my troops in the camp of Gomez, and will remain in the island, sending the ships back by First Lieutenant G. P. Ahren [sic], Twenty-fifth infantry, who came with me as a volunteer and who has been very useful and efficient during the entire trip.
   In this connection I wish to call attention to a very gallant act of his displayed the night of the attack upon the blockhouse at Tayabacoa. Several wounded men were left ashore under the guns of the fort, and Lieutenant Ahern volunteered to go after them. The night was a bright moonlit one, and several boats sent out had returned, not daring to go close to land, when Lieutenant Ahern took a waterlogged boat and crew of regulars, landed, and brought away the wounded men. It was considered, and deservedly so, a very gallant deed.
Relief Supplies Needed.
   I have placed Lieutenant Ahern in charge of the next expedition, which I hope will be approved by the commanding general. I can do more good here in securing the landing for him. There are 500 horses yet to come and some ammunition. I have instructed Lieutenant Ahern to report in person to the commanding general in order to give him information of importance which I think can be done better by him than through written report. I shall hang around the coast and await the next expedition. I would request that the balance of my troop (M, Tenth cavalry) be sent to me by Lieutenant Ahern upon his return trip.
   The Cubans are greatly encouraged by the timely assistance, as they were in a starving condition. The suffering is fearful, they tell me, throughout the land. It is very necessary to have a good escort. Captain Ryan of the Peoria has done splendid work for the success of the present trip, and, if possible, I should like to see him detailed for the next trip. Very respectfully, C. P. JOHNSON, First Lieutenant, Tenth Cavalry Commanding Cuban Expedition.
Denver News 27 July 1898
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AHERN.—On the 21st July, by the searoad, Fremantle, the wife of Alexander Ahern, of a daughter.
The West Australian 30 July 1898
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Mr. Montague, of Jefferson, S.D., a son-in-law of Mrs. Ahern, has bought the 112 acres opposite D. M. Baker's farm and will begin the erection of buildings this fall. The purchasing price was $20 per acre.
LeMars Sentinel 1 August 1898
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The Officers are Proud of the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth—
Colored Soldier an Ideal Regular.
No feature of the Santiago campaign has excited more comment here than the splendid bravery exhibited by the colored infantry and cavalry regiments. The testimony of a hundred of the rough riders is eloquent on this point, and makes it clear that to the Ninth cavalry Col. Wood's command owed the support which came at so opportune a moment that it prevented the complete destruction of the entire cowboy regiment. More recently reports have come up concerning the splendid work of the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth infantry, which show that not only did they conduct themselves in a most soldierly manner, but were speedily recognized as the strongest element in Gen. Shafter's entire corps.
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No man is prouder of the record of the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth infantry than Lieut. Ahern, who is an officer of the Twenty-fifth, and who has recently returned to Washington after a perilous but successful, expedition, which was engaged in landing munitions of war for the use of Gen. Gomez. In speaking of the work of these two regiments before Santiago, Lieut. Ahern said: "I cannot say I am surprised though I confess I am as proud as can be of these brave fellows. While I do not think there is any intention on the part of army officers or department officials to belittle our colored soldiers, yet if a disagreeable assignment is to be given out or an undesirable station to be filled, they are pretty apt to get it. Their fine professional qualities have not been very generally recognized outside of the comparatively small circle of officers who are familiar with their work, and who know how steady and reliable they are under all circumstances. I would not for the world disparage any of the volunteers who fought so bravely before Santiago, but I think that a comparison of their work with that of our colored lads in the regular army will not result to the disadvantage of the latter, and will, perhaps, win for them a little well merited but much delayed recognition from our people throughout the country.

"My experience in the West has taught me that the colored soldier makes an ideal regular. He is intelligent, obedient, learns quickly and remembers what he learns, and seems to find the soldier's life especially congenial. He develops the fullest confidence in his officers and will follow them unhesitatingly into the hottest place that can be found. He doesn't stop to argue as to whether the risk is one that should be taken, but marches steadily and quietly into whatever work is cut out for him, and does it in a clean-cut, workmanlike manner.

"The colored boys of the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth regiments are the best hunters in the army, and I regard hunting as the post-graduate course of instruction for the soldier. It sharpens his faculties, teaches him self reliance and skills him in that species of woodcraft which is so useful in campaigning and which no doubt proved most valuable in the hot work of getting up to Santiago. It also teaches fine marksmanship, and I believe that for moderate ranges our colored troops are the best marksmen in the service. They hold a gun on a target as if it were in an iron vise, and while some of the white sharpshooters may beat them at longer ranges, where windage and elevation have to be figured on, yet for service work I would rather have a company of the Twenty-fourth or Twenty-fifth infantry behind me than any men who ever handled a gun. . . . 

The Salt Lake Tribune 3 August 1898
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(By Telegraph from Our Correspondents.)
A mob of 300 fat bullocks passed on the 29th July from Fernlees station for Lake's Creek, Mr. Arthur MacDonald in charge : also 780 fat bullocks on the 30th from Glenmore station for Lake's Creek, Mr. A. Small, owner, in charge ; 640 fat bullocks on the 31st from Peak Vale station for Lake's Creek, Mr. Philip Ahern, drover in charge.
The Brisbane Courier 5 August 1898
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Expedition, with Naval Convoy, to Start to Relief of Gomez.
The last government relief expedition for Gen. Maximo Gomez will leave Tampa Monday on the government auxiliary Wanderer, in charge of Lieut. George R. [sic] Ahearn [sic], of the Twenty-Fifth Infantry. Gen. Nunez and Dr. Mendez Capote, Vice President of the Cuban republic, who has been in Washington for several days, will accompany the expedition. No arms or ammunition will be taken, but quanitities of clothing and provisions of all kinds. Twnety-five regular soldiers go on the Wanderer, which will be convoyed by an American man-of-war.

Lieut. Ahearn will assume command of the regulars in that part of Cuba on his arrival, relieving Lieut. Johnson, who is now in the camp of Gen. Gomez, in charge of about fifty United States troops.

Dr. Capote has been in Washington several days holding daily conferences with Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn and other officials relative to the existing government of the island. It is probable, in view of his conferences, that after the war is over the principal residents of Cuba will be assembled in a convention and be given an opportunity to indicate by vote their preferences as to government. The impression prevails that if the present government finds enough supporters and gives some indication of stability it will be recognized by the United States.

Another important matter which was discussed was the disposition of the Cuban Army after the war. The army amounts in the aggregate to a large body of men, and unless they are officially recognized and given some official standing in the army of occupation it will become a serious problem how to care for them. It is probable that they will be made part of the army of occupation, however, and will aid in the work of reconstruction of the island.

The Washington Post 6 August 1898
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Will Carry Provisions to the Army of Gen. Gomez.
The last Government relief expedition will leave Tampa today on the Wanderer, in charge of Lieut. George R. [sic] Ahearn, of the Twenty-fifth Infantry. Gen. Nunez and Dr. Mendez Capote, vice president of the Cuban republic, will accompany the expedition. No arms or ammunition will be taken, but quantities of clothes and provisions of all kinds will go. Twenty-five regular soldiers go on the Wanderer, which will be convoyed by an American man-of-war. Lieut. Ahearn will assume command of the regulars in that part of Cuba on his arrival, relieving Lieut. Johnson, who is now in the camp of Gen. Gomez, in charge of about fifty American troops. Lieut. Ahearn is familiar with that part of Cuba, having commanded a previous expedition to Gen. Gomez, and made himself acquainted with the people and the country. He left Gen. Gomez only a few weeks ago to return and fit out the present expedition. At the time of his departure nothing had been heard of the surrender of Santiago or any of the battles there, owing to the difficulty of getting anything past the trocha.
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Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn has made himself very popular with the Cuban officials by his work in connection with the relief expeditions. The present expedition was fitted out under his orders, although it had been decided that no more should be sent. The necessity for another expedition was made apparent, however, and he authorized Lieut. Ahearn and Gen. Nunez to proceed with it. The landing place of the expedition is kept a secret as there are many Spanish regiments in the western part of the island which would like nothing better than to swoop down on a ship load of much-needed provisions.
Alexandria Gazette 8 August 1898
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The notorious Nibs O'Hearn decided against standing trial for burglarizing Dr. Grandy's store in Fairfield by pleading guilty. He also said he was alone in the affair, and the charges were dropped against two others. After pleas from his attorney, Nibs was sentenced to 13 years at the Marquette prison, far away from John Higgins at Jackson. Higgins, convicted of the murder of Lafayette Ladd, was found guilty mostly on the testimony of O'Hearn.
The Daily Telegram 11 August 1898
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FALSE PRETENCES.—At the Police Court this morning, before Mr. J. Allen, S.M., a man named James Kedge, alias Ahearn, was charged with obtaining 3½lbs of bacon yesterday from William Freeth, butcher, by false representations. Mr. D. P. Sinclair appeared for the accused, who pleaded not guilty. After hearing the evidence of Mr. Freeth, His Worship said there was not sufficient evidence to formulate a charge against the accused. His police record before him was a very bad one, and be cautioned accused to be exceedingly careful as to his conduct or he would find himself in trouble. Kedge said he had work to go to in the country. His Worship warned him the best thing he could do was to leave town, and dismissed the case.
Marlborough Express 16 August 1898
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Pensions and Patents
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16.—California pensions: Original—Lemon N. Barber, San Diego, $12; George F. Chase, Orovllle, $6. Increase—Patrick Day, San Francisco, $6 to $8; Graham Whisler, Chico, $8 to $12. Original widows—Mary E. Edminston, Riverside, $12; Annie T. Paulk, Sacramento, $8; Ellen M. O'Hern, San Francisco, $8.
The Herald 19 August 1898
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A meeting of the committee of the A.J.C. was held yesterday afternoon. . . . The applications for the following licenses were granted—
Jockeys—Percy Ahearn, . . . 
The Sydney Morning Herald 2 September 1898
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The Prostrated
Ahern, Thomas, 81 years old, 5404 La Salle street; overcome in a street car at 6410 Wentworth avenue; taken to the Englewood Police Station; not serious. . . . 
Chicago Tribune 5 September 1898
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Ran Into an Open Switch
Cortland, N. Y., Sept. 5.—A passenger train on the new Erie and Central New York Railroad ran into an open switch at McGraw, three miles east of Cortland, to-day and was wrecked. The engine and tender lie at the bottom of a ditch. Engineer Henry Sevy, of Freeville, and Fireman Morris Ahern, of Cortland, jumped and were both injured. Sevy's left leg is broken and Ahern is injured internally. The passengers were shaken up, but none was seriously injured.
The Washington Post 6 September 1898
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None of the Sacramento Boys Have Managed to Grow Rich There.
William Ahern is home again. He arrived on the Oregon express yesterday morning and spent the day in shaking hands with his many friends, and at their solicitations, recounting bits of experience gained in the Klondike country.

But the hardships encountered in the far North, the long, dismal Arctic night, the piercing cold, the incompatability [sic] of climate and surroundings, and the ravages of scurvy [sic] have left their mark upon Billy Ahern, so that his best friends had to look twice before recognizing him. "There were scores of hardships in the Klondike country," said Ahern to a "Record-Union" reporter yesterday, 'but the greatest we had to contend with was the inferior quality of the food we were obliged to eat. It was rough and coarse, and utterly failed to tempt the appetite. As a result, every one of our party, and every Sacramento man up there, so far as I know, was stricken with scurvy. I got off lighter than most of the others, because the Indian remedy for the disease —hemlock tea —acted more readily on me, and I got relief much sooner than they.

"I met Frank Jackson this morning," continued Ahern, "and our improvement since we separated at Dawson City had been so pronounced that we could scarcely recognize one another. Jackson got out of Dawson thirty days before I did, and of course his improvement is the more marked of the two, but when I tell you that since leaving the North I have gained twenty pounds, you can understand that I was very thin." Ahern is "very thin" now, and to imagine him twenty pounds lighter would leave little but a whisp of bones and tendons. "However," he continued, "I am feeling first class now, and. since I have got back into civilization I have put in most of my time eating and getting fat. When I got to the hotel at St. Michael—and there is a good hotel there—l ate and ate, until I began to grow fat at the table, and I took on strength at every mouthful. "We were starved this spring, and most of those who came in with $600 or $800 worth of provisions, sold out to us for the money we had made during the winter. The result was that they came back $1,500 to the good; they reaped the fruit of our industry.

"The claim that Jackson and I worked on Hunker Creek was on the will o' the wisp order. We would work it for days when the gravel showed no more than 8 or 10 cents to the pan, and then we would strike a prospect that showed $1.50, and we would hang on hoping to strike it. But we never did, and out of the twenty miles of claims on the creek there are not over ten good ones." Mr. Ahern stated, as have most of the men who have had a practical taste of Dawson, that it is no place for a miner. The theory that there are other creeks equally as rich as Bonanza and El Dorado is, he said, exploded, and there is nothing else in the country to compare with them.

Most of the men from Sacramento, Mr. Ahern said, had struck hard lines. He had not seen the Harbinson brothers, who formerly conducted the Ebner Hotel in this city, but learned from an Englishman who had worked on the same creek with them, that one of them, owing to hardship and exposure, had become insane. Mr. Ahern left Ben Bullard in Dawson, but said he intended coming out this fall. Bullard wintered at Circle City, and went to Dawson in prime condition, but when he arrived there he was attacked with dysentery, but worried through it. Scurvy and dysentery were the prevailing complaints at Dawson, and almost every man there was afflicted with one or both. Ahern met Varney. the photographer, at Seattle, on his way back to Sacramento. He was ill of typhoid fever, and was attended by a nurse. He expected to arrive in this city in a few days.

Sacramento Daily Union 6 September 1898
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Takes a Watch From a Vest Hanging on a Fence
   William O'Hearn employed in one of the section gangs of the Pennsylvania Railroad was made the victim of a slick thief while he was at work yesterday afternoon. With his gang he was employed in repairing the tracks between Bayard and Paterson streets.
   He left his vest containing a silver watch on a fence alongside of the tracks. During the afternoon he had occasion to look for the vest and found it had disappeared. A search revealed it on a post in the yard before which the men were working. The watch was gone. O'Hearn made inquiries and learned from a woman that she had found it in a shed in the yard, and not knowing to whom the vest belonged she had placed it on the post.
   She recalled having seen a strange boy pass through the yard with a basket on his arm and he is supposed to have been the thief. The case was reported to the police.
The Daily Times 9 September 1898
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Pat Ahern, of Des Moines, died of typhoid fever in San Francisco. He was a member of the Villisca company. [Ahern, Patrick. Age 33. Residence Des Moines, nativity Illinois. Enlisted May 27, 1898. Mustered May 30, 1898. Promoted Corporal Aug. 6, 1898. Died of disease Sept. 11, 1898, Field Hospital, Presidio, San Francisco, Cal. Buried at Des Moines, Iowa. from "Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers. Vol. 6 - Miscellaneous (1911)"]
Postville Graphic 22 September 1898
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Boxing Notes
   Elmira, N. Y., September 23— . . . 
   Joe Hopkins and Marty McCue meet for twenty rounds before the Pelican Athletic Club on Saturday night. There is a local turn to both of the ten round preliminaries. Hugh McWinters, colored, will uphold Brooklyn's supremacy against Shorty Ahearn, also colored, of Chicago, at 138 pounds, and Tut Riley of New York faces Kid Harris of Chicago at 110 pounds.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 23 September 1898
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Morning Encounter Between Two Bridge Men.
Their pockets well filled with coin paid to them yesterday for their month's work as members of the Northwestern bridge gang "Curly" Dewalt and Pat Ahern commenced this morning to bowl up and separate themselves from their money as fast as possible. They met at about 9 a.m. in Foley's place on First street and A avenue, and engaged in a friendly discussion of common topics. This continued for a short time, but meanwhile the mixed drinks they had imbibed commenced to do business, and the men grew ugly. Ahern was good natured and peacable when he pulled off his coat and stated that he could fight Dewalt to a finish. Had Dewalt been anything but a big booby he would have declined to take up the matter, since Ahern was several sizes smaller and lighter in weight. But he couldn't see it that way, and went at his man. He rained the blows on the face of his antagonist, blacking his eye, cutting his nose with a deep gash and peeling the rosy bark off his countenance in large pieces. The men went into the street soon after the fight began, Dewalt felling Ahern to the pavement and proceeding to finish him, helpless as he was. An alarm was sent in to the police station, when the men made for alleys. Officer McGuire headed off Dewalt at Second street and escorted him to the station, while Officer Kroulik rounded up Ahern in a barn near B avenue. A large crowd had collected, among which were several of the friends of Ahern who asked that he be released. At the station Dewalt gave the officers all kinds of trouble, refusing to be locked up and calling them vile names. Dewalt is an ex-convict, having been sent to the penitentiary at Anamosa a few years ago for beating a man almost to death.
Cedar Rapids Gazette 23 September 1898
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Routed Spaniards With a Handful of Americans and Cubans.

The Expedition Was Landed in Cuba by the Steamer Florida and Made Its Way to General Garcia at Santiago, After a Series of Fights With Guerrillas
—Fourteen Deserters From the Cuban Army Summarily Shot
—How the Town of Hibro Was Stormed and Taken
Eagle Headquarters,        
Camp Wikoff.        
   Montauk, L. I., September 23—The second chapter of the failure of the Florida expedition to Cuba unfolded with the arrival of the City of Mexico here on Wednesday. A small party of Americans and Cubans came on the transport. They were picked up off Cape Cabrere on the south coast of Cuba. The party is composed of Lieutenant Ahearn [sic] and his aids, Thomas Johnson, Madden and White, Edward Carbonell and half a dozen Cubans.
   The failure of the Florida expedition has already been told. The steamer, loaded with provisions, arms, ammunition and reinforcements for the Cuban army, left Key West during July. Her destination was not known until she returned three weeks later with her supplies on board and the crew disheartened. The attempted landing of the steamer had been repulsed along the north coast of the island, though a part of the expedition had succeeded in escaping the Spaniards and started inland. The party was composed of those mentioned above.
   Lieutenant Ahearn was the leader of the expedition. They started from Porto Alta and beat their way through the woods in the direction of Santiago, intending to join Gomez or Garcia. They met and routed several small bands of the enemy on the way and the dynamite gun was used with good effect by Lieutenant Colonel Stramp of the Cuban army. Lieutenant Stramp is now with Garcia. Through the heavy woods and dense underbrush they ploughed towards Santiago, fighting guerrillas daily and nightly.
   They approached the Town of Hibro, some distance from Santiago, near where the American army was encamped, where the Spanish soldiers were holding high carnival. They were feasting with the natives and their minds were far away from fighting. Lieutenant Ahearn, leading the party, entered the town at night. When they emerged from the woods they were confronted by the enemy, who swarmed out from every house and barrack to overwhelming numbers.
   The lieutenant grouped the party and planted the dynamite gun and the intrepid Lieutenant Colonel Stramp in the van. The snapping of the gun and the sputtering of the powder produced the desired effect. The little band kept up a steady fire, and the enemy, thinking there was a force of large proportions close by, retreated to the block house in the rear of the town. The little party advanced, firing incessantly. They stormed the town, captured the blockhouse and fired it without the loss of a single man. The Spaniards fled and were not pursued. Besides capturing the town the party took fourteen Cuban deserters prisoners. They were tried and summarily shot by the Cubans of the party, who passed the death sentence. The Americans took no part in the proceeding.
   Just before the town was captured, the Tenth Cavalry, composed of negro troops, came to the support of the attacking party. The troopers were, however, a little too late to capture the Spaniards, who ran in an opposite direction.
   Under the protection of the colored troopers the little band made its way toward Garcia's command and arrived just about the time the protocol was signed. They then proceeded to Cape Cabrera and were taken on board by the transport.
   Lieutenant Ahearn is in the hospital. He has swamp fever and his condition is serious. The men were short of food during the entire trip across the island and they got little sleep. The Cubans were with the Chandler expedition and acted as guides for the Florida expedition. Edward Carbonell is a son of Isaac Carbonell, a banker with an office at 59 Cedar street, Manhattan.
   The entire party is somewhat emaciated and their clothes were almost in shreds when they boarded the transport. They were given new clothing and good food and most of them have recovered considerably from the effects of their hard campaign. They say the condition of the Cuban army is terrible. A dozen Cubans are dying daily. They say the men can scarcely shoulder their muskets and only a small percentage of them are fit for service. They had very little food and were eating the herbs that grow in the woods.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 23 September 1898
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Water Leaked Into a Hospital Ward and the Patients Had to be Moved.
Weather Bureau Warning Saved Worse

Damage—Lieut. Ahearn and Others of the Florida Expedition in Camp—Their Adventures.
MONTAUK POINT, L. I., Sept. 23.—A storm, brief but violent, swept over the camp last night and this morning, but did no serious damage. The storm warning from the weather department saved a worse experience, for everything was made snug last night. The wind blew down a number of tents, but none that was occupied. Twelve tents in the old camp of the Rough Riders were flattened, also two of the mess tents and one hospital tent in the detention camp, and the Young Men's Christian Association's restaurant tent. One of the hospital wards got a little water inside owing to the leaking of the roof, but the patients were removed to a dry ward. The sky is clear to-night, but threatens another storm, the lifesavers say.

Batteries F of the Fourth Artillery and G and H of the First Artillery were put on board trains to-night, and will start away in the morning. The Fourth Infantry loaded most of its belongings upon the transport Manitoba this afternoon, and will get away to-morrow. The Ninth Cavalry will get away on Sunday if not to-morrow.

Among the men who were taken off the City of Mexico was Lieut. Ahern, who led the Florida expedition into Cuba, and his aids, Lieuts. Johnson, Madden, and White. Lieut. Ahern is down with the swamp fever and is in a serious condition. There were on the vessel also four Cubans who were with Capt. William Astor Chanler on some of his expeditions, and Edward Carbonell, a young Cuban, son of Isidor Carbonell of New York, who ran away three years ago to join the insurgents. Young Carbonell joined the Florida expedition as an interpreter and remained with it throughout the war. He and the others were taken on board by the City of Mexico on the north coast of Cuba.

Fought Clear Across Cuba.
The partial failure of the Florida expedition has already been told. The steamer, loaded with provisions, arms, ammunition, and reinforcements for the Cuban Army, left Key West in July. Her destination was not known until she returned three weeks later, with her supplies on board and the crew disheartened. The attempted landing of the steamer was repulsed, though some of the invaders had succeeded in escaping the Spaniards and started inland. Lieut. Ahern was the leader. They started from Puerto Alta and beat their way through the woods in the direction of Santiago, intending to join Garcia or Gomez. They met and routed several small bands of the enemy on the way, and the dynamite gun was used with good effect by Lieut. Col. Stramp of the Cuban Army. Stramp is now with Garcia. Through the heavy woods and dense underbrush they plowed toward Santiago, fighting guerrillas daily and nightly.

They approached the Town of Hibro, some distance from Santiago, where the Spanish soldiers were feasting with the natives, their minds far from fighting. Lieut. Ahern, leading the party, entered the town at night. When they emerged from the woods they were confronted by the enemy, who swarmed out from every house and barracks in overwhelming numbers.

The Lieutenant placed the dynamite gun and the intrepid Stramp in the van. The gun produced the desired effect. The little band kept up a steady fire, and the enemy, thinking there was a large force close by, retreated to the blockhouse in the rear of the town. The little party advanced, firing incessantly. They stormed the town, captured the blockhouse, and fired it without the loss of a single man. The Spaniards fled and were not pursued. The party took fourteen Cuban deserters prisoners. They were tried and shot by the Cubans of the party. The Americans took no part in this proceeding.

Just before the town was captured the Tenth Cavalry, composed of negro troops, came up to the support of the attacking party. The troopers were, however, a little too late to capture the Spaniards, who ran in an opposite direction. Under the protection of the colored troopers the little band made its way toward Garcia's command and arrived just before the peace protocol was signed.

Cuban Army's Sad Plight.
Every man in the party is thin from insufficient food and sleep, and their clothes were almost in shreds when they boarded the transport. They were presented with new clothing and were well fed, and most of them have recovered considerably from the effects of their hard campaign. They say the condition of the Cuban Army is terrible. A dozen Cubans are dying daily. They say the men can hardly shoulder their muskets. They had very little food, and were eating the herbs that grow in the woods.

Gen. Wheeler to-day issued an order saying that, as "all volunteer regiments have now left Camp Wikoff, volunteer soldiers who are absent on furlough or are in hospitals, should not return here with the expectation of rejoining their regiments."

New York Times 24 September 1898
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Hibernians at the Irish Fair
The Province of Munster booth— . . . Miss Nellie Ahearn . . . 
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 2 October 1898
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John A. Ahern left on the 10.10 A. M. train, Saturday, for Concord, N. H. where he has obtained employment.
Daily Kennebec Journal 10 October 1898
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Boxing Notes
   Yonkers, N. Y., October 28— . . . 
   In the preliminaries Tony Cardelo of Yonkers and Shorty Ahearn boxed a six round draw and Kid Broad of New York knocked out Billy Moore of St. Louis in five rounds.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 28 October 1898
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Thomas Ahearn, who is employed at the Phoenix shop was incapacitated from working yesterday by the bursting of a vein in his leg. He was taken to the office of a physician where the flow of blood was stopped. Mr. Ahearn will not be able to work for several days.
Naugatuck Daily News 28 October 1898
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In accordance with the provisions of her Majesty's Order in Council of April 1, 1881, Staff Surgeon J. L. Aherne, B.A., has been allowed to withdraw from her Majesty's naval service with a gratuity.
The Times 29 October 1898
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Olographic Will of Miss Winnie Davis Filed for Probate in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 28.—The will of Miss Winnie Davis has been filed in the Civil District Court. The document is in olographic form, and is very brief. It reads as follows:
"I, Varina Annie Davis, being of sound mind, on this the 11th of February, 1898, and about to sail for Egypt, write this, my last will and testament. I give and bequeath to my beloved mother. Varina Howell Jefferson Davis, everything I have, both real and personal property and any returns that may come from my literary work, stocks, bonds or moneys of which I die possesed. [sic] I Beg her to give a remembrance out of my Jewelry to my dear cousin, Anna Smith, and to my dear, dear old nurse, Mary Ahearn. My dear mother is to judge what she would like to give to my sister, Margaret Hayes, and her children, to remember me by. I know she will know what I wish done. I sign this, in the Gerard Hotel, 123 West Forty-fourth street, New York, N. Y., February 11, 1898.
                         "VARINA ANNIE DAVIS."
San Francisco Call 29 October 1898
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JOHN AHERN, Junr., RAILWAY HOTEL (Opposite Railway Gates), Longreach. First-class Accommodation. Good Square Feed. One Bottle and One Table. White Cook. First-class Paddock. Table under personal supervision of Mrs. Ahern (nee Lizzie Smith).
The Worker 12 November 1898
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Dennis Ahern the Victim of an Accident on the G. R. & F.
Dennis Ahern, a freight brakeman on the Grand Rapids and Indiana, was seriously injured while discharging his duties at Berne last evening. He was coupling cars, when two that had been separated from the train came down the grade upon him, and he was pinched. He was brought to this city, and removed to the St. Joseph hospital where his injuries were examined by Dr. W. H. Myers. It was found that his right thigh had been broken in two places, and that he had sustained internal injuries in the region of the abdomen. His lip was also badly lacerated. Dr. Myers does not consider his condition serous, and he was resting peacefully at midnight.
Fort Wayne Journal 13 November 1898
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Mr. Dennis Ahern, the G. R. & I. brakeman, who was injured Saturday night, was reported to be doing very nicely at St. Joseph hospital last evening, and it is thought his recovery will be speedy.
Fort Wayne Journal 14 November 1898
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Two Men Who Are Accused of Robbing J. T. Dawson
Held in $5000 Instead of $2500 Bonds.
Bail has been increased in the case of John Ahern and Thomas Charlton, who were indicted jointly for robbery of property belonging to Jackson T. Dawson, manager of the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, a short time ago. Both men appeared in the Superior Court this forenoon. Charlton had been called for trial, but at his request the case went over until Thursday. He told the court that he had received word from his mother that she would furnish him counsel, if he obtained a continuance. Owing to the gravity of the offence, Judge Stevens gave the defendant until Thursday to employ counsel. Assistant District Attorney McLaughlin asked the Court to increase bail from $2500 to $5000. The bail was fixed at the amount suggested by the district attorney. John Ahern was then called in. He has pleaded guilty to the charge against him, and Mr. McLaughlin thought bail should also be increased in his case, having concluded not to ask for sentence for a few days. Similar bail was placed in Ahern's case.
Boston Evening Transcript 14 November 1898
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Hotel Arrivals
The Pierrepont— . . . John Ahearn, Tacoma, Wash.
Brooklyn Eagle 21 November 1898
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Baltimore Detectives Capture a Gang of Four Who Are Wanted in Many Cities
One of the slickest gang of crooks that has ever operated in Baltimore was captured at a hotel in the centre of the city last night by Captain of Detectives Sol Freburger and Detectives Mobley, Pumphrey, Hall and Pohler. The men are Edward Johnson, of Philadelphia; Horatio Williams, of Detroit; Charles Carey, of Boston, and William Ahearn, of the same city. It is not thought that any of the addresses and names are genuine. The men are known to the police as "ringers"—that is, they frequent crowded street cars and steal watches by snapping the guard ring out of the socket in the stem.
Worked Big Cities
This gang has been at work in New York, Philadelphia and Washington for several weeks, and Chief Freburger received information that they were bound for Baltimore. The detectives were put on their track, and they soon spotted the operators when they landed at Camden Station from a late train. They went to work at once, and by the time they had ridden as far as the Auditorium Theatre half a dozen watches were in their possession. From there they went to their hotel, and on the way gathered up a few more, and a very expensive chronometer belonging to a prominent physician. This was taken directly in front of the theatre as the doctor was boarding a car.
Sixteen Watches Found
In all 16 watches were found in the possession of the gang and one diamond stud, valued at least $125. The latter was thrown away almost in front of police headquarters entrance, and was recovered after a long search. The capture is regarded as one of the most important made in Baltimore for several years, and Captain Freburger is particularly proud of the work done by his force.
The Morning Herald 22 November 1898
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Four Arrested in Baltimore with Seventeen Watches in Their Possession.
   Edward Johnson, of Philadelphia; Horatio Williams, of Detroit, and Charles Davis and William Ahern, of Boston, were arrested in Baltimore late Tuesday night, charged with robbing passengers on street cars. Seventeen watches and a diamond stud were found on the men when searched at the police station.
   They are suspected of being the same gang which robbed four people within a few hours on street cars in Washington Monday night. The Baltimore authorities will be requested to hold the men if the cases fail there, so that Joshua Lloyd and James R. Street, who saw the men they suspect of robbing them here last Monday, may be taken to Baltimore to see the prisoners, and, if possible, identify them.
The Washington Post 24 November 1898
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Charlton and Ahern, assailants of Jackson T. Dawson of Boston, sentenced from 14 to 18 years.
Burlington Weekly Free Press 24 November 1898
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Two Foot of Snow
HARTFORD, Ct., Nov., 29.—The storm in this city is the heaviest since the blizzard of 1888. The snow is about two feet on a level and is drifted badly. John Ahern, an electrician, was killed on the Glastonbury trolley line Sunday while working clearing the tracks.
Hamilton Daily Republican-News 28 November 1898
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   The funeral of Miss Mary Flood took place this morning from St. Francis' church where a requiem high mass was celebrated by the Rev. Father Fanning. The remains were taken to Middletown on the 11:02 train for interment. The pallbearers were Maurice Keating, Patrick Duffy, Richard Freeman, Thomas Ahern, Bart Desmond, Cornelius Desmond.
Naugatuck Daily News 29 November 1898
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   One of the cleanest and prettiest boxing contests that ever took place in New York occurred at the Lenox Athletic Club last evening when George Dixon and Oscar Gardner, the Omaha Kid, met in a twenty-five round bout at 122 pounds for the featherweight championship of the world. Dixon managed to maintain his title but it was only by a narrow margin. Gardner gave the colored wonder the hardest fight of his life and he will undoubtedly feel the effects of the punishment he received at Gardner's hands for many a day. . . . 
   The preliminary bout was scheduled for ten rounds at 145 pounds with Shorty Ahern of Chicago and Phil Kelly of New York as the principals. Kelly was game and willing, but was a child in the hands of Ahern, who hit him as he pleased without return and scored a knockdown in the opening round with a right on the jaw. He had Kelly going again in the next, but the New Yorker was saved by the gong. The third round saw the wind up. With a right swing on the jaw Kelly went to the floor. The referee did not need to count him out. Ahern received the decision.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 30 November 1898
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Sydney, December 2.
Another case of wrongful conviction has just been brought to light. At the Bathurst Circuit Court held in October last Catherine Ahearn and Robert Hogan. sister and brother, were arraigned, the woman on a charge of cattle stealing, and the man with being an accessory after the fact. The case for the Crown rested mainly on the evidence of Constable Reardon, who had called at Ahearn's place on the day a beast had been killed, and on enquiry he was shown a hide branded "J.M." He afterwards returned and asked for the hide, which he found had been cut up. The bullock was said to belong to a grazier named Marmont, and he and a person named Weeks deposed that the hide produced in court resembled that of a beast that had suddenly disappeared. The jury found both the accused guilty, and Mrs. Ahearn was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment, and Hogan to four months. Since these convictions the bullock which was missing has turned up again, having been away in the bush. The matter was represented to the authorities, and the prisoners were both released this morning on an order from the Governor.
The South Australian Advertiser 3 December 1898
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Two Firemen Killed and Many Injured In a Fire
   Chicago, Dec. 16.—The collapse of a wall during a fire in a livery stable at 3154 Cottage Grove avenue last night killed two firemen and injured a number of others. The dead are Lieutenant Matthew Meyer of truck company 11, buried by falling wall and instantly killed, and Patrick Ahern of truck company 11, buried by falling wall and killed.
   The injured are: . . . 
   The building was a two story brick structure. The lower floor was occupied by the Palace livery stables, while the second story contained living apartments. The loss is estimated at $40,000.
Free Press 15 December 1898
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Two Chicago Firemen Killed
CHICAGO, Dec. 15—The collapse of a wall during a fire in the Palace livery stables tonight killed Lieut. Matthew Meyer of truck company 11 and Patrick O'Hern of truck company 11. Nine firemen were injured. The property loss is $30,000.
The Boston Globe 16 December 1898
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Two Are Killed and Nine Injured by a Falling Wall in Thirty-second Street.
Hemmed In by a Crowd While Fighting a Fierce Fire in Palace Livery Stables.
   Hemmed in by a great crowd of curious onlookers at Thirty-second street and Cottage Grove avenue eleven men were caught beneath a falling wall last evening and burned under tons of heated brick. Two were taken out dead. Two more are battling for their life in hospitals with the chances all against them, and the broken and burned bodies of seven of their comrades, some of whom may not complete the list of casualties at what at first seemed a small blaze.
The Dead.
   MEYER, MATHIAS J., Lieutenant Engine Company No. 3; married; lived at 3510 Wentworth avenue; crushed by falling wall.
   O'HERN, PATRICK, truckman Hook and Ladder Company No. 11; lived at 3748 Wabash avenue; crushed by falling wall.
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Hemmed In by the Crowd.
   Their own rash bravery and the crowd of spectators that blocked Thirty-second street caused the disaster. To the other causes Fire Marshal Musham adds the construction of the building, which he called a firetrap.
   The blaze started in the Palace Livery Stable, 3151-56 Cottage Grove avenue, shortly after 6:30 p.m. Its origin is unknown, but when Manager Perkins discovered the fire in the rear of the structure it had made considerable headway.
   The building was two stories high, the upper floor being occupied by several families, all of whom escaped in safety.
   When the first of the fire companies arrived the building had been cleared, and efforts were directed at once toward confining the fire to one building. Truck Company 11, to which the two men killed belonged, together with the greater number of the injured, was ordered to a position on the Thirty-second street side of the building. Lieutenant Mathias Meyer, who was in command, did not realize the headway the fire had gained, and prepared to run a line of hose to the second-story window.
   The ladder was hoisted, and as its end fell into position on the window sill it broke a pane of glass. A jet of fire and smoke darted from the aperture, but it was not taken as a warning by the intrepid firemen beneath.
Leads His Men to Death.
   Lieutenant Meyer was the first to start to mount the ladder. After him came Patrick O'Hern and three other members of the company. The Lieutenant was ten feet up the ladder when the wall collapsed. No ominous crack preceded the crash, and the firemen were taken unawares without a chance to save their lives.
   The fall of the wall was witnessed by hundreds of people, and in an instant there was a rush forward to rescue. Policemen and firemen joined in the effort to release men still alive and to recover the bodies of the dead. In fifteen minutes the last man had been taken from under the heap of debris.
   The body of Lieutenant Meyer was sent first to the Michael Reese Hospital, in the hope that life still remained, but on examination it was found he was dead. The body was then taken to Foelzch's undertaking room, 262 Thirty-first street.
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   Lieutenant Mathias Meyer gained the rank which he held in the Fire department by his brave conduct at the Cold Storage Building fire during the Word's Fair.
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   Lieutenant Meyer was 38 years old. He lived with his wife and eight children at 3510 Wentworth avenue.
   Patrick O'Hern became a fireman eight years ago. From Engine Company No. 1 at South Chicago he was transferred to Truck Company No. 18, and finally to Truck No. 11. He lived with his sister at Root and Dearborn streets
Chicago Tribune 16 December 1898
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Crushed by a Falling Wall During a Chicago Conflagration.
CHICAGO. Dec 15.—Two firemen, Lieutenant Matthew Myer and Truckman Patrick O'Herne, were killed by the collapse of a wall to-night during a fire in the livery stables at 3154 Cottage avenue. Several other firemen were seriously hurt, including the following: Lieutenant Albert Lingenberger, leg fractured; Michael O'Hare, skull fractured; Thomas Dillon, skull fractured; Edward Creuscuo, back broken. The property loss was about $30,000.
San Francisco Call 16 December 1898
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James Ahern, a Boy, Is Sent to the Bridewell
Despite His Parent's Pleading
James Ahern, who is not yet 21 years old, was sent to the bridewell yesterday by Justice Fitzgerald, despite his mother's pleadings, for beating his mother and terrorizing his younger brother. The Aherns live at Fortieth and Wallace street, where the boy was arrested on Wednesday by Policeman Murphy, who was attracted by Mrs. Ahern's cries. Ahern attacked the patrolman, who promptly clubbed him into submission. He says the boy was intoxicated. The mother declared her son was a good boy, but the justice fined him $85.
Chicago Tribune 16 December 1898
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At Bathurst, Catherine Ahearn and Robert Hogan, sister and brother, who were convicted at the last Circuit Court, the woman of stealing a bullock and the man of being an accessory after the fact, were released from gaol by order of the Executive. It appears that the bullock in respect of which they were convicted was discovered alive and was identified by the owner.
The Wanganui Herald 23 December 1898
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(Before Messrs. R. Fairbairn, R.M., and J. McHenry Clark and R. Briggs, Js.P.)
DETAINING A Box.—Margaret Bowen, for whom Mr. Barker appeared, was charged by Ada Ahearn with the illegal detention of a box containing wearing apparel, valued at £8. The plaintiff alleged that she had hired a room at defendant's house, and when she went away she left a tin box containing clothes, which defendant refused to give up, because there was an amount of money due to her. Plaintiff's husband had received the bill from a debt collector, and arranged to pay the sum by weekly installments. The defence was a denial of refusing to give up the box. The only application made for it was a written one sent the previous Wednesday, and that had not been received by defendant or seen by her until the summons was served the same day. Mr. Barker stated that the defendant had no desire to retain the goods and suggested that the case be dismissed on the understanding that the box was returned. The case was dismissed. Mr. Barker's application for costs was refused.
The West Australian 24 December 1898
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Miss Mary O'Hearn is at home again after a visit of three months to her parents in Richmond.
The Evening Bulletin 9 January 1899
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Court Bath No. 189, Foresters of America, Bath Beach, has elected the following officers: Chief ranger, Edward Minor; sub chief ranger, Henry W. Dingman; treasurer, Thomas H. Joyce; financial secretary, James T. Lyons; recording secretary, Frederick E. Johnson; senior woodward, Andrew W. Ahern; junior woodward, Clarence Jones; senior beadle, Charles Fehdelson; junior beadle, Thomas King.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 14 January 1899
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SITTING AT HAVELOCK. Several claims for Old Age Pensions (the first within the Province of Marlborough, by the way) were dealt with by Mr. J. Allen, S.M , at the Havelock Courthouse on Tuesday the 17th instant. There was a goodly crowd within the Court; not only of the "halt-lame and blind," but of the general public, to whom the proceedings under "The Pension's Act" were entirely novel. Mr. Allen sat from two o'clock in the afternoon well up to nine o'clock at night, with only a short half-hour's respite for tea; and again from 8 a.m. till 10.30 a.m. next morning before his ordinary Stipendiary Magistrate's and Warden's business came on. Following are the applications:—
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John Ahearn and Esther Ahearn, (husband and wife)— Claims substantiated.
Marlborough Express 20 January 1899
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Louis Ahern, alias Gehrike, was recently taken from Chicago to Peoria to be tried for the murder of William J. Mahoney, alias Manning. Ahern, alias Gehrike, was arrested in connection with the murder of W. J. Mahoney at Peoria. He is in the last stages of consumption. It was with difficulty that Ahern told his story to Inspector Shea. He admitted having served two years in the penitentiary at Joliet for Burglary. He said he lived at the Brunswick lodging house, owned by Mahoney, without cost to himself. "I did not know why Mahoney went to Peoria," said Ahern. "He asked me to go with him and I did. He told me he had some business to transact, and I asked no questions. We registered at the Farmers' hotel. I remained in bed all Tuesday and all of Wednesday, but Mahoney was out nearly all the time. We occupied the same room. He met nobody as far as I know. On Wednesday evening I parted with Mahoney at the railroad depot and returned to Chicago arriving Thursday morning at about 7:30 o'clock. Manning remained behind." The police say Ahern's entire story seems most improbable, and do not believe it.
The Broad Ax 28 January 1899
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GABB—AHERN.—January 28, 1899, at Wesleyan Parsonage, the Boulevarde, Petersham, by the Rev. F. Dunbury, Edward F., youngest son of Charles Gabb, Esq. of Canterbury, to Edith, youngest daughter of James Ahearn, of Double Bay.
The Sydney Morning Herald 4 February 1899
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England v. Ireland at Dublin.
At the Lansdowne-road Ground, Dublin, the twenty-third contest under Rugby Union rules was played in the presence of rather less than 10,000 people. . . . 
As Wales has met England, and, on the other hand, has yet to play the Irishmen, we give below sketches of the men who represented the Shamrock to-day, many of whom will probably visit Cardiff in March.
AHERN, T. (Queen's College, Cork).—Another Munster man, who for some time past has done brilliant work. He is a finely built athlete of the robust type, is a grand pusher in the backs, quick to follow up, and is a wonderfully keen tackler. Originally Ahern used to play three-quarter, and has only this year taken to scrimmage work.
Cardiff Evening Express 4 February 1899
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February 7, 1899
Feb. 6, 1899—Oakland Bank of Savings to Thomas and Bridget E. Ahern, 432 m345, W Center st 379 N W-8th st N 100 W 184-4 S 100 E to beg, Okd, $2,200.
Oakland Tribune 8 February 1899
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BROKEN HILL, February 20.   
The excessive heat of the past ten days is held partly responsible for the deaths of Bridget Ahearn. aged 24, a native of Clare, South Australia, who died yesterday from heat apoplexy and heart disease; and a 17 months' old infant named Simmonds, who died in convulsions.
The South Australian Advertiser 21 February 1899
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Miss Kate Ahern, teacher in No. 5, Perry township, has been sick again lately. School was resumed again Tuesday.
LeMars Sentinel 23 February 1899
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On Monday night last, Mr. and Mrs. Beaumont Nesbitt gave their annual ball to their employees and friends. Everything that could tend to enhance the enjoyment of the guests was provided by the hospitable host and hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Nesbitt opened the ball by leading off in the Sir Roger De Coverley. They also remained for a considerable time, and enjoyed themselves by dancing waltzes and polkas with the guests. As they were leaving the ballroom, hearty cheers were given for them, which resounded throughout the mansion.

Mr. Christie and Miss Gwynne acted as hon. secs., and the bulk of the work in connection with the preparations rested on their shoulders, and it must be a source of considerable satisfaction to them that their efforts met with appreciation on the part of everyone who had the pleasure of attending the ball. All the members in the house worked in unison, and to single out any member for special mention would be invidious.

The ballroom was spacious and tastefully decorated with ornamental shrubs and plants, and the floor was in every way adapted to the requirements of the dance. Messrs. Smith and Fox were responsible for the decorations, and their handiwork entitles them to considerable praise. The guests were fortunate in having Mr. Wilson selected for the responsible position of master of ceremonies. He was very assiduous in his attentions to the comforts of the guests, and his labours were amply rewarded by the smooth manner in which things worked out.

A sumptuous supper was served, which included all kinds of game, etc., from the host's preserves, and it would be a grave omission not to mention Mr. Christie, who catered in his best style, and did all he could, to make everyone feel quite at home. He was naturally the hardest worked person present, and the company, when the ball was over, were unstinted in their praise of him and Miss Gwynne. Dancing commenced at 9.30 p.m., and, with the exception of the adjournment for supper, it was kept up till daylight on Tuesday morning. Messrs. Flynn and Russell supplied the music, which was first class. There can be no doubt but the entertainment was a success, and the household at Tubberdaly deserve great praise for the manner in which they conducted their annual ball, and the wish of their friends is that the success will be repeated in future.

The following persons attended from the surrounding neighbourhood:—Mr. and Mrs. Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, Tullamore; Misses Talbots (8); Philipstown; Miss Nevitt, Miss Barber, Edenderry; Miss Hughes, Greenhall; Messrs. Bary Hanlon, J. Collins, M. Gilligan, T. Grogan, J. McDonnell, Patrick Nolan, P. Ahern, Croghan; P. Laurence, P. Bracken, Geashill; J. O' Reilly, W. Mahon, Rhode, and — Hughes Greenhall.

Midland Tribune 25 February 1899
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Fireman Flower, who does the shovel act for Engineer Johnny Ahern, was badly hurt at Coon Rapids, Sunday evening. He slipped from the tank while taking water, and the spout struck him, inflicting severe injuries.
The Perry Advertiser 3 March 1899
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An Old Woman the Victim of an Atrocious Assault
New York, March 6.—After suffering alone for thirteen hours, Mrs. Catherine Booth, fifty-six years old, was found in her rooms at 115 Mott Street yesterday afternoon. She had been twice stabbed in the throat and was dying of internal hemorrhage. The surgeons of the Hudson Street Hospital, where she was taken said she would die before daybreak. She was stabbed by one of two burglars while defending her money from them. They dragged her from the bed, she said, beat and kicked her, robbed her and left her, locking the door behind them. She was too weak to call for help. Mrs. Booth declared the assault and robbery exactly realized a dream she had a month ago; and which she then described to her friend, Mamie McGowan, of 11 Pell Street. Captain Titus' detectives soon arrested Michael Ahearn, twenty-one years old, who says he is a printer, living at 185 Hester Street. He was caught in a house in Chinatown. Ahearn was taken to the old woman's bedside in the hospital. She raised herself on her elbow, pointed at Ahearn, gasped. "That's him, Ahearn; I know him, 4 o'clock this morning," and fell back on her pillow.

Daniel J. Feeney, a friend of Mrs. Booth, went to see her at noon yesterday. Her door was locked. She did not answer his knocking and he supposed she was out. He returned at 5 p.m. Then he heard her within. "Break in the door!" she said, in a choking voice. "I'm too weak to get up and unlock it." Feeney broke down the door. The old woman, covered with blood, was on the floor, the furniture was upset and some of it broken. "Send for Mamie McGowan." said Mrs. Booth. It appears that Mamie was once engaged to marry Mrs. Booth's son who died. "My dream has all come true, Mamie." said Mrs. Booth, when the girl went to her. "It all came true just as I told it to you." She said then that Ahearn, whom she knew, and another man whom she did not know, unlocked the door of her room at 4 o'clock yesterday morning. "You went to the bank yesterday," whispered Ahearn, seizing her as she tried to rise from the bed. "Be quiet! Give us that money you drew or we'll kill you!" She had drawn $40 from the bank. "I won't give you a cent, you cowardly thieves," she answered. Then they kicked and beat her, and finally stabbed her. They searched for and found the money and went away, locking the door.

The last rites of the Catholic Church were administered to Mrs. Booth. She has lived in the same place for thirty-five years, and is well known and respected. Ahearn, protesting innocence, was locked up. The police are looking for his companion.

Washington Evening Times 6 March 1899
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Body of Woman Who Committed Suicide Near Winchendon Identified.
The body of the woman who committed suicide at Winchendon last week has been identified as that of Mrs. James Ahearn, formerly of Fitchburg. She was a widow. The body was taken to Fitchburg for burial. Mrs. Ahearn was the widow of James Ahearn, who was employed in the Fitchburg street department before his death, about 17 years ago. At that time there were four children, two of whom remain in Fitchburg. The other two married and went to Worcester to live. Two years after her husband's death Mrs. Ahearn took up her residence in Worcester. She had visited the children in Fitchburg frequently, the last time being on Friday. She left without leaving any notification that she was going and her relatives are greatly puzzled over her death and the place where the body was found.
Vermont Phoenix 10 March 1899
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For Illegal Selling
Wm. Ahern, of Merrill, was arraigned in Justice Steiner's court Tuesday on a charge of violating the provisions of the Martin liquor law. The complaining witness is R. M. Crouch. Geo. Jeffers appeared to prosecute and John Adams for the defendant. A number of witnesses from Merrill were present. By agreement the hearing of the case was postponed until Tuesday, March 28, at eleven o'clock. Ahern, who came up with the marshall, Jesse Washburn, was placed under $100 bonds for his appearance next Tuesday. Ahern operates a saloon in the town of Merrill and, according to the information, has been selling liquors during prohibited hours, and otherwise disregarding the law.
LeMars Sentinel 23 March 1899
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Of Patrick Ahern of K Company Fourth O.V.I.
Arrive at Delaware.
Delaware, O., March 25.—Special—The body of Patrick Ahern, late of K Company, Fourth Ohio volunteers, who died at Chickamauga, arrived here today and will be buried with military honors Sunday.
The Marion Daily Star 25 March 1899
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Up to This Date 148 of Her Volunteers Have Died in the Service.
None of Them Have Been Killed and the
Mortality Was Small Among the Officers.
With the general muster out of service of the volunteer regiments a glance through the mortality record at the war department presents some interesting statistics. Iowa put four regiments of infantry at the disposal of the United State, and two of these, the Fiftieth and the Fifty-second, have already been mustered out, and the Forty-ninth, now in Cuba, and the Fifty-first in the Philippines are under orders for muster out and will be returned to their homes very soon. More men died of typhoid fever among the volunteers than any other half dozen diseases combined. . . . 

The complete roll of the honored dead of the four Iowa infantry regiments, as taken from the records on file in the war department, giving full name of the soldier, rank, company, date, place of death and cause of same, follows:
Patrick Ahern, chaplain, B, September 4, San Francisco, typhoid.

Daily Iowa Capital 30 March 1899
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Ed Ahern, a prominent pedagogue of Wyoming, was in the city, Saturday.
Vermillion Monitor 31 March 1899
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At a Special Term of the Supreme Court, held at the County Court House, in the Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York, on the 19th day of January, 1899. Present, Hon. Samuel T. Maddox, Justice—In the matter of the application for a voluntary dissolution of the UNION ENGINE, HOSE AND HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY NO. 1 of Gravesend Beach, New York, Order. On reading and filing the petition of Henry H. Bateman, E. P. Ahern, Jeremiah H. Ahern, H. W. Cropsey, A. M. Aumack, Lambert Snedecker, L. G. Mitchell, John J. Cunningham, John Oliver, John H. Joyce, Henry F. Wolff, Andrew J. Darby, William B. Lake, John R. Bailey, John J. McGetrick, P. Dempsey, Thomas J. Van Riper, John B. Potter, Edward Walsh, William Aumack, Charles Kles, William Aldrich, John T. Walsh, John M. Jones, Bartlet McGetrick, Frank Waring, George McBride, William H. Ellis, John Lockwood, Frank Girardot, George Aumack, Andrew W. Ahern, Frank J. McBride, George Sanford Brown, the majority of the members having the management of the concerns of the “Union Engine, Hose and Hook and Ladder Company No. 1,” of Gravesend Beach, New York, a corporation created under the laws of this state, having its principal office located in the Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York, this state; and the schedule thereto annexed, duly verified by the petitioners on the 10th day of January, 1899, and on the motion of James C. Church, of counsel for the petitioners.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 5 April 1899
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FOR SALE—A good paying business. On account of poor health Harry L. Ahern wishes to sell his interest in the Bakery Lunch Rooms, or we will sell the entire business, lease fixtures, etc. Call at the place and see it. 24 South Center street. Ahern & McKee.
Arizona Republican 7 April 1899
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Notice is hereby given that the firm of Ahern & McKee has dissolved partnership. Mr. Ahern will carry on the business and will pay all bills against the firm and collect same.
         S. A. M'KEE
         H. L. AHERN
Phoenix, Arizona, April 11, 1899
Arizona Republican 12 April 1899
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Dr. Charles Louis Weeks and Miss Lavinia Ahern, daughter of Dr. George Ahern, will be married to-morrow afternoon at St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church. A reception will follow at the residence of Dr. Ahern, 185 Lexington Avenue.
New York Times 16 April 1899
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Dr. Charles Louis Weeks and Miss Lavinia Ahern were married yesterday afternoon in St. Stephen's Church, Twenty-eighth Street and Lexington Avenue. The Rev. Charles Colton, rector of the church, performed the ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the homer of the bride's brother [sic], Dr. George Ahern, 185 Lexington Avenue. Miss Marie Louise Ahern was maid of honor and Dr. Jefferson B. Van Tine best man.
New York Times 18 April 1899
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Honored Son of Lowell Laid at Rest in Native City
—Thousands Pay Last Tributes of Respect.
   LOWELL, April 20—Hon. William F. Courtney, mayor of Lowell in 1895, 1896 and 1897, was buried today in the family lot in St. Patrick's cemetery. Flags upon the public buildings were at half-staff in honor of the ex mayor's memory. During the passage of the funeral procession through the principal streets business was partially suspended.
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   In the church James F. Corbett, James J. Kerwin, James F. O'Hearn, William A. Hogan, John P. Farley, Charles Burns, Arthur J. Cummiskey, Charles L. Marren, Edward H. Foye, John H. Riordan, Dr. William T. Kelley, James Lavery, Philip Demaris, Dr. E. S. Houle, Dr. George Caisse, Charles Donahoe, Hugh Courtney, Anthony Walsh, Cyrus Johnson and B. J. Callahan of this City, Charles O'Neill of Framingham and John O'Neill of Sudbury were ushers. . . . 
The Boston Globe 21 April 1899
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The Report of Col. Garlington of the Commissary Department.
451 Officers and Men Said the Canned Beef Was Entirely Bad
—Better Report on Refrigerated Beef.
   WASHINGTON. April 25.—The Report of Col. Garlington of the Commissary Department of the Army, which was yesterday presented to the beef court of inquiry, but not accepted as part of the record, was made public to-day. It covers almost 100 typewritten pages, and is a careful review of the subject.
   Col. Garlington claims to have collected the opinions of 376 officers and 163 enlisted men concerning the canned roast beef, which he classifies as follows:
   Twenty-three officers and 1 man pronounced it "good or excellent" ; 25 officers and 2 men, "fair or good, with exceptions" ; 26 officers and 11 men, "mostly bad of unfit" ; 302 officers and 149 men, "entirely bad or unfit." Col. Garlington comments at some length upon these figures. He adds that "where cooking was possible and vegetables and condiments available and the beef prepared, seasoned, and mixed with vegetables, complaints were lessened or modified, and some even praised it as a substitute for fresh beef."
   Col. Garlington refers to the fact that the issue of canned beef was authorized as a part of the army ration as early as 1888, but says that the use of the canned roast or boiled articles appears to have been very limited before the beginning of the Spanish war. He says: "Out of about 200 officers reporting on the subject, 98 per cent state that they had never seen canned roast beef used in the army before the war, and only 2 per cent remember a previous issue."
   The four officers who recall the issuance of the beef previous to the war are Lieut. Col. James N. Allison, Capt. G. P. Ahern, Capt. C. St. J. Chub, and Lieut. F. H. Albright. Of these, Capt. Ahern and Lieut. Albright say the meat was well spoken of. Capt. Ahern, speaking of his experience at Fort Snelling in 1886, says he found the meat palatable, and that the men liked it. On the contrary, Col. Allison says that when the use of the meat was attempted by the Second Cavalry in 1882, he found it caused indigestion in himself, and that "the men complained of it, and never asked for any more after the first lot."
   Referring to the Chicago purchases of canned roast beef for the Spanish war, Col. Garlington says: "There was no inspection of it, other than that of the samples selected by the various packing houses and delivered to the Commissary officer from time to time."
   Col. Garlington directs attention to the fact that none of the cans bore any label giving the date of canning, and comments on this as follows: "How long the beef that was sold to the government was in storage is a matter of conjecture, as the question of age does not seem to have come up in making contracts."
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New York Times 26 April 1899
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Caught his Man
   Wm. Ahern, the Merrill saloon keeper who was sentenced to fifteen days in the county jail and while being taken there made his escape from Constable Rogers was apprehended in Sioux City on Saturday night. It is just two weeks since he made his escape. Rogers has been leeping his eye open for the man ever since and was aware Ahern would probably show up in Sioux City. On Saturday Rogers got a pointer from that place and with the aid of he Sioux City police located his man about midnight.
   Ahern formerly ran a saloon in the stock yards district and had some accounts outstanding owing to him. He slipped across from Nebraska where he is supposed to have been lying in hiding with the view of collecting a little money and now he is sorry he did as police nabbed him and took him to headquarters, turning him over to the LeMars officer who brought him up Sunday mnorning.
   Ahern is kicking himself for skipping out as he is now arrested on another charge, one of maintaining a nuisance.
   He waived examination before Justice Steiner and in default of $1000 bonds is in jail to await the action of the grand jury.
   Enough has been attached in the saloon at Merrill to secure the fine and costs for the first offence and now Ahern has a good chance to contribute some more to the public finances or pass a good many weary days in durance vile.
   Ahern still thought on Sunday afternoon that he could raise bonds and Rogers made a trip out into the country with him, but his quest was futile.
LeMars Sentinel 27 April 1899
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Thursday, April 27, 1899
April 27, 1899—Daniel and Essie McLeod to Patrick Ahern, N 17th st, 135 W Peralta st, W 25 x N 115-7½, being lot 29, block 740-A, Okd. $10.
Oakland Tribune 28 April 1899
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BROKEN HILL, April 28.
Three slight accidents occurred within an hour at Block 11 Proprietary mine today. A falling stone lacerated the foot of Thomas Ahearn, a piece of rock fell on the back of James Rail, bruising his shoulder; and James Ryan had his leg injured by a falling rock.
The South Australian Advertiser 29 April 1899
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Marriage licenses have been issued as follows:
Joseph Smith and Ella O'Hearn 21—21
San Francisco Call 29 April 1899
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Ed Ahern and H.D. Williams were in Blue Rapids, yesterday.
Vermillion Monitor 12 May 1899
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The body of E. Luthur Rousseau who was drowned in the Androscoggin river on Fast day was found at Lewiston Wednesday by a young man named Johnny Ahern.
Daily Kennebec Journal 18 May 1899
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Marriage licenses have been issued as follows:
Eldon C. Tenny and Mary L. O'Hearn 21—18
San Francisco Call 18 May 1899
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The selectmen have sent the following list of 36 names of persons who are qualified to do jury duty to the clerk of the New Haven superior court. From this list 18 persons will be chosen:
 . . . Thomas W. Ahern . . . 
Naugatuck Daily News 27 May 1899
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A terrible accident occurred at the Bundaleer, S.A., waterworks on Friday. A few minutes before knock-off time a fall of earth entombed six men, named Naulty, Larkin, Crotty, Hamilton, Ahern and M'Grath, and injured two others, named Mahon and Wheeler. The latter, who was head carpenter at the works, was struck by the same lot of earth which killed M'Grath, while trying to extricate the men who were entombed. He was pinned down, and on being rescued it was found that both his legs were broken. The doctor says that he has a good chance of recovering. The names of the deceased are :—James Crotty, Patrick M'Grath, William Blair, Hamilton, Thomas Ahern, and William Larkin.
The Horsham Times 30 May 1899
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Miss Mary Ahern, of Chicago, will arrive this week for a visit with Miss Johnson, at the state home. Miss Ahern was formerly state librarian.
Fort Wayne Daily Sentinel 6 June 1899
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Word has been received here of the marriage of Robert McBride, formerly of Renfrew, to Miss Annie Ahearn of Norwich, Conn. The wedding took place at St. Patrick's cathedral in Norwich and Rev. Hugh Treanor, performed the ceremony. The bride is a leading young lady and is highly esteemed by all who know her. Mr. McBride's friends extend congratulations and wish him and his bride, joy and happiness.
North Adams Transcript 9 June 1899
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Miss Mary Ahern, of Chicago, was the guest of honor at an informal but very delightful "at home" given by Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Johnson yesterday afternoon.
Fort Wayne News 10 June 1899
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Division 7, A. O. H., elected these officers last evening: William H. Ahern pres., Edward J. Larking vice pres., Maurice J. Quinlam rec. sec., Martin J, Fahy fin. sec., James Ahern asst. sec., James F, Stratton treas.
The Boston Globe 20 June 1899
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A surprise party was given Miss Mamie Ahearn by a number of her friends at her home, No. 326 Handy street, last evening. The affair was a most delightful one and greatly enjoyed by those present. Among those present were M. Lynch, President of the Brassworkers International Union, Boston, Mass.; Philip E. Duffy, Chicago; P.J. Duffy, Newark; Harry E. Dobson, Peter Smith, and George Chew; Misses Stelle DeHart, Susie O'Connor, Lizzie Duffy, Lizzie Maher and Marie Linnihan, of New York.
The Daily Times 28 June 1899
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Police Court and Fire
Thomas Ahern was fined $10 for creating a disturbance at the fire on Mr. Hardy's premises on the Fourth. [. . .]

At 2:35 the [fire] department responded in very quick time to a call from Box 15. On arriving at Lake St. it was seen that Mr. Rodney T. Hardy's barn was in flames. Hose 3 [Dennis Ahern's company] coupling on to the hydrant cor. Mass. Ave. and Lake St., soon had a full and well-directed stream of water pouring onto the flames.
Arlington Enterprise 8 July 1899
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Historical Relic at Cambridgeport Is Now a Locker House
   Saturday the new bathing beach on Captain's Island, at the foot of Magazine street, Cambridgeport, was formally opened to the public. The old magazine, a relic of Revolutionary times, whose walls were rapidly disappearing, has been rehabilitated, and will be used as a locker house and dressing-room.
   The opening of this beach to take the place of the River-street bathhouse, burned some time ago, is looked upon as the first step in the movement started by Alderman John J. Ahern for an increase in bathing facilities for the residents of Cambridge. It has favorably impressed all who have seen the new bathing place as one of the best things done by the Park Commission, not only because of the chance it affords for bathing, but because it preserves at the same time a spot of great historical interest.
Boston Evening Transcript 10 July 1899
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Badly Wounded by Robbers, He Bravely Attends to Duty.
Wilmington, Del., July 11.—William Ahearn, operator in the signal tower of the Delaware Railroad, at Ginns station, below Townsend, was terribly assaulted by two negroes early yesterday morning, but despite his wounds he managed to set the danger signal and thus prevented a possible accident. Ahearn was in the tower when the negroes entered and demanded money. Ahearn refused, and the negroes attacked him and rendered him almost unconscious by striking him with a stone. They secured $25 and some valuables from his pockets, and then fled. Ahearn knew that a freight train would soon approach, and, though bleeding from wounds and in great agony, managed to set the red danger signal of the tower. As soon as this was done he became unconscious. A short time afterward an extra freight train approached, and the engine driver blew for signals. Receiving no reply to several toots of the whistle, he and the conductor hurried to the tower, where they found the wounded operator. They revived him, and Middletown was informed of the assault. Soon a posse was scouring the country for the assailants, and a farmer at the point of a pistol stopped two negroes, who gave the names of William Austin and Samuel Carpenter, and were found to have the missing money. The magistrate committed them to New Castle jail without bail.
The Times 12 July 1899
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In sending out the list of names of those who were entitled to county diplomas, the name of Dennis Ahern of Irish Creek should have been included. He passed the examination with an excellent grade.
Vermillion Monitor 14 July 1899
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Fined for Cruelty
Ed Hillman yesterday pleaded guilty to a charge of cruelty to his horse. Justice Larue fined him $5. The charge against William Ahern was dismissed.
Oakland Tribune 15 July 1899
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Miss Mabel Ahern is visiting relatives in Chicago.
Sycamore True Republican 19 July 1899
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Prof. Ed Ahern went to Marysville, Wednesday.
Vermillion Monitor 21 July 1899
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Westfield Young Man Appointed Cadet
—George E. O'Hearn Alternate
NORTH ADAMS, July 15—Congressman Lawrence has appointed Arthur F. Gehle of Westfield a cadet at West Point and George E. O'Hearn of Pittsfield alternate. A competitive examination was held in this city last week. Twenty-seven young men from all over the congressional district competed for the appointment. Taking the mental and physical examinations together, the average of Gehle was the highest and O'Hearn second. Both ranked perfect physically. Some of the unsuccessful candidates surpassed the two young men who won in the mental examination.
The Boston Globe 25 July 1899
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Barber Shop
An exciting game of pool was played in Dennis Ahearn's barbar [sic] shop on Thursday evening, by the proprietor and D. Daley, the former winning 13 out of 25. The prize, a handsome cue, is on exhibition at the shop.
Arlington Enterprise 29 July 1899
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Perth, July 30.   
A terrible tragedy is reported from Big Brook, ten miles from Jarrahdale. Three men—James Connaughton, Arthur O'Hearn, and Frederick Painter—were camping there on Friday night, when a tree fell on their tent and killed the three of them. Connaughton was a married man, and the other two were single.
The South Australian Advertiser 31 July 1899
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Jarrahdale, July 29.   
A fatal accident, by which three men were killed, occurred here on Friday night. Whilst having tea in their tent at the No. 6 mill, a tree, which had been loosened by the recent heavy rains, fell on top of them. No notice was taken by the other men about of the tree falling at the time owing to falling trees being a common occurrence. The three men were, however, missed in the morning, when a search revealed the fact that a frightful accident had occurred. The names of the men who were killed are James Connaughton, Arthur Ahern, and Frederick Painter. Two are supposed to be married. The bodies were brought into Jarrahdale this afternoon pending an inquest, which will probably be held on Monday.
The West Australian 31 July 1899
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Jarrahdale, July 31.   
The inquest on the bodies of the three men who were crushed to death on Friday last was opened on Sunday morning, and adjourned till Monday, August 7, after the jury had viewed the bodies. The tree which fell on the tent was, it appears, on the side of a jinker track, and had part of its roots cut away, and being loosened by the rains, fell without giving any warning. Being at their tea, and owing to the high wind and rain at the time, the unfortunate men could have heard no sound of the branches of the tree covering the camp. An alarm clock flattened out pointed out the time of the accident as 7 o'clock, the discovery not being made till next morning (Saturday), and it was still later when the bodies were extricated from the timber and removed into Jarrahdale, where they were placed in the old stables which at present does duty as a mortuary at Jarrahdale, pending the coroner's inquest. It was at first thought that one of the men, Ahern, might have lingered in agony, but from the fact that he still held a fork in his hand, and the doctor's statement, death must have been instantaneous. About the other men there could be no doubt, it having taken six men to remove the timber off one body. Connaughton leaves a wife and four children, Ahern leaves five children, who are now complete orphans, and Painter was single. A concert was to have been held on Saturday in aid of the shipwrecked sailors, but it was postponed, it being now intended to hold the same in aid of the widow and children of Connaughton and the children of Ahern.
The West Australian 1 August 1899
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The action in replevin of William Michaels vs. William Ahern will be heard in Justice Newer's court Saturday morning. This is an action to recover possession of a horse which Michaels claims was stolen from him and which is now in possession of the defendant, an innocent purchaser. The summons was served on Ahern, who refused to give up the horse and a trial will result.
Logansport Journal-Tribune 3 August 1899
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Officer Chas. Alexander caught Alfred Ahern, of Baltimore aged 16 years, who ran away from home. His father wrote to catch him and that he left with "Irish" Snyder.
Hagerstown Mail 4 August 1899
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A mob of 194 Devon bulls passed on the 29th July from Canning Downs, travelling to Charters Towers for sale, Mr. A. N. Lumley, drover, in charge, 780 fat bullocks passed on the 31st from Peak Vale station for Lake's Creek, Mr. William Ahern, drover, in charge ; 104 fat bullocks passed yesterday from Charon's Ferry, Styx River, for Lake's Creek, Mr. Willie Beak, drover, in charge ; 950 store bullocks are passing from Laglan station, Clermont, for Glenprairie station, Mr. J. T. Baker drover, in charge.
The Brisbane Courier 4 August 1899
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Andrew McManus of North End Receives a Good Testimonial.
   More than 400 persons attended the benefit party given by the young men of the North End last night for Andrew F. McManus, who was injured while entering the cars at the picnic in aid of the poor of St. Stephen's parish last month.
   Mr. McManus is one of the popular young men of the district, and his injury appealed to all who knew him, especially as he had just gone through suffering and fatigue during the Cuban campaign of the late war.
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   Among those present were: . . . Mr. Parker Ahern . . . 
The Boston Globe 15 August 1899
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(From Our Correspondent.)
London, Tuesday.   
   Colonel Horace Montagu, late 8th (King's Own) Hussars, presided over a meeting of the Royal Humane Society, held in London yesterday afternoon, when many cases of gallantry in saving life were investigated, and the Society's honours conferred on various persons in recognition of their heroic efforts in this direction.
   In cases from Ireland, which were again numerous, the following awards were made :— . . . 
   The medal is awarded to Denis Ahern, labourer, and a testimonial to William Lee, school teacher, Castle Connell, for their exertions in saving John Hayes from the Shannon there on June 15. Hayes was bathing, and got into 20 feet of water 15 yards from the bank. Lee went to his help, but was clutched and dragged under. Ahern then plunged in, and succeeded in parting them, taking Hayes, who was in a state of collapse, to the bank, Lee reaching land unaided. Great risk was incurred, the river being 300 yards wide and very treacherous. . . . 
The Irish Times 16 August 1899
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Misses Gertrude and Anna Ahern, of New York City, are guests at the home of their uncle, Daniel Ahern.
Sycamore True Republican 16 August 1899
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A Bird's Eye View of the Shows in the Big Pavilion. Brief Story of the Many Exhibits of California's Great Show.
 . . . Ahern's horse-shoeing exhibition is sure to attract a large crowd, in a space 12x35 —but people over a wide area can view the shoeing of wild horses.
Sacramento Daily Union 18 August 1899
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J. D. Ahern has a cousin, Captain George Ahern, who is a major by brevet in the regular army and has a creditable record made in his country's service. Capt. Ahern was engaged in the perilous service of carrying dispatches to Gomez's army in the interior of Cuba during the war with Spain. He is now at Manila, where he went with his regiment, the Ninth Infantry, but he has been assigned to detached duties, on account of a serious injury to his knee.
Sycamore True Republican 19 August 1899
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WILLIAM AHERN, Proprietor.
Good Accommodation. Nothing but the Best Brands of Wines, Beer, and Spirits. One Table Only. First-class Paddock for bushmen's horses.
The Worker 19 August 1899
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Mosquito Yacht Club's “Ladies' Day.”
Yachts Gayly Decorated Sail Over to Squantum.
   Yesterday was “ladies day” with the Mosquito Fleet yacht club of South Boston, and the members with women friends to the number of nearly 200 enjoyed a most delightful day on the water.
   It was planned to make the run to Ragged island, off Downer Landing, but as there was little wind in the forenoon the plans were changed and Com. Mooney decided on Squantum as the rendezvous. Shortly after 10 o'clock the start was made. The flagship Alda was gayly trimmed with pennants, and all the yachts presented a fine appearance.
   Anchor was cast in Squantum gut, and then there was an interchanging of visits. The fleet looked very pretty bunched together off Squantum head, and several snapshots were taken.
   Dinner was served on board the several yachts, and then the pleasure seekers went ashore. A snapshot of the entire crowd was taken as they all sat on the high embankment, and occupying a prominent position in the group was “Mayor” Callahan of Squantum.
   When all hands were aboard the yachts again there was a merry time while awaiting a breeze. Mr. Henry L. Le Fort of the Angora sang several fine songs through a megaphone, so that the entire fleet could hear him. Miss Fannie Stedman, the bright young daughter of Mr. Larry Stedman of South Boston, in a rowboat passed through the fleet and sang a half dozen clever songs to the great delight of the party.
   When Com. J. Frank Riley and Vice Com. P. J. Slattery of the “rocking chair fleet” passed in review of the fleet they were accordfed several rounds of applause.
   Early in the evening the return trip was made, City Point being reached about 8 o'clock. The participating yachts and the parties aboard were as follows:
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   Sloop Climax, Vice Com. C. J. Moriarty, Mrs. Moriarty, Messrs. John F. Barry, William Coughlin, Gilbert J. Moriarty, Charels Leary, Cornelius J. Driscoll, James Ahern, Daniel Vincent, Frank Vincent, James Gegg, John Higgins, Misses Fannie Magan, Annie Cox, Julia Barry, May Bowles and May Bradford.
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   Yacht Sally, Capt. John Kelleher, Messrs. William Waters, Timothy Waters, Timothy A. Hearn, Richard Landers, Ed Landers, Misses Christina Landers, Margaret O'Hara, Nellie Daley, Mary Burke, Maggie Kelleher and Mrs. John Kelleher.
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The Boston Globe 21 August 1899
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Ninth Annual Conference of the State Association at Madison—Several Addresses Delivered.
   Madison, Wis., Aug. 24.—[Special.]—The ninth annual conference of the Wisconsin State Library association opened here this afternoon and will close on Saturday. Seventy-five librarians are in attendance. Addresses of welcome were made by I. S. Bradley, Walter M. Smith, John R. Berryman and Miss Georgia Hough. A response was made by Mrs. C. S. Morris of Berlin, President of the State association. After some general speechmaking a trip was made on Lake Monoma.
   Among the Chicago people present are Miss M. E. Ahearn and G. B. Meleney.
   There are about 105 librarians in Wisconsin, eighty being in charge of free public libraries and the other twenty-five of college, normal school, and similar libraries.
Chicago Tribune 25 August 1899
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Firemen's Muster
Eureka wins second prize of $150.00 at Fall River. [. . .] Daniel J. Sullivan and Dennis Ahern were hosemen and to them is largely due the great success obtained by their skillfull work with the new Hopkin's play pipe.
Arlington Enterprise 26 August 1899
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Extreme Dampness Made It Unpleasant for the Summer Visitors.
   SCITUATE, Aug. 26—It has been a miserable week by the seaside, fog day after day, with hardly a glimpse of the ocean beyond the breakers, and the extreme dampness, makit it very unpleasant, boating impossible, and wheeling and driving risky on account of expected showers.
   Some of the visitors made a bold attempt to enjoy themselves; tried bathing, which was poor, on account of large quantities of seaweed in the surf, got “disgusted,” gave it up and kept cloe to their abodes, declaring they were buncoed when they chose their vacation in dog day season. There were but few new arrivals.
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   Avilda cottage is occupied by Mrs. R. B. Johnson and family of Waltham, Miss Nellie Carlson of the same place is with them. Miss Margaret B. O'Hearn of Danvers is visiting Mrs. Killian at Gurney cottage. P. J. Cronin, L. Cronin of Roxbury; Mr. and Mrs. William T. Cronin of Dorchester and William Brady of Waltham. . . . 
The Boston Globe 27 August 1899
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Reunion and Amateur Athletic Tournament to be Held at Medford Sept. 18 —Elaborate Program being arranged
   About 200 delegates, representing the 18,000 members of the order of the Knights of Columbus in Massachusetts, at a meeting held recently, voted to endow a scholarship open to some poor boy in Boston College, to be known as the “James E. Hayes scholarship,” in honor of the late Hon. James E. Hayes, an alumnus of the college, and supreme knight of the order of the Knights of Columbus at the time of his death.
   The cost of the scholarship will be $1500, and it was thought best to raise this fund by a big reunion of the members of the order in this state, combined with an amateur athletic tournament, in which many of the best amateurs of the country will compete for handsome prizes. It has been decided to hold the affair at Combination park, Medford, Saturday, Sept. 16, and an elaborate program is now being arranged.
   Besides the usual athletic events on such an occasion there wil be concerts, a big vaudeville show, horse and donkey races in the afternoon and by electric light, all sorts of novelties, dancing afternoon and evening, fireworks, etc. The members of the order are working with an enthusiasm which augurs well for the greatest measure of success. Committees to have charge of the various details of the big reunion have been appointed as follows.
. . . Lights—Thomas W. Flood, J. B. Dayton, R. A. Ahearn, J. J. Norton, M. Dwyer.  . . . 
The Boston Globe 28 August 1899
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The Van Dusen school will begin next Monday with Miss Kate Ahern as teacher. This will be Miss Ahern's third term which alone speaks well for her, Miss Ahern will board with the Bonns family.
LeMars Sentinel 28 August 1899
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The alarm from box 13 at 11.06 last night was for fire in the house at 35 Austin st. owned by Mrs. Ernest Tibbetts of Mansfield and occupied by James Ahern. Rats and matches are supposed to have been the cause of the fire. The loss on the house is about $300. Mr. Ahern loses about $100 on household goods, on which there is $1000 insurance.
The Boston Globe 3 September 1899
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Boat Upset—Both Drowned
Torrington, Ct., Sept, 4.—Michael Lynch, a farm hand, and Arthur Ahern, who resided with his parents here, were drowned in Battam lake, this afternoon, by the upsetting of the boat they were in. The bodies were recovered.
Daily Kennebec Journal 5 September 1899
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In a Sunday Morning Roundup of South Side Resorts
Detectives Arrest Seventy Persons.
Three South Side gambling houses were raided early yesterday morning by detectives armed with warrants issued by Justice Hall of the Thirty-fifth street Police Station. Detectives Wooldridge, Schubert, Dodd and Trafton, with twenty uniformed policemen subject to their call, visited fifteen places against which complaints had been lodged, but succeeded in raidihng only three of them, all of which were running at full blast.

The places raided were in the rear of the saloons of Richard Hicks, 2950 State street; Daniel O'Hearn, Thirtieth street and Wentworth avenue; and Jacob Levin, Nineteenth street amd Armour avenue. In each place the detectives found poker and dice games going on. Five patrol wagons from different police stations on the South Side were used to convey the inmates of the resorts to the Thirty-fifth Street Police Station. Seventy persons were arrested. The prisoners will have a hearing before Justice Hall today.

The crusade against the South Side gambling resorts was the result of a number of complainst made to Chief of Police Kipley by citizens living near them.

Chicago Tribune 11 September 1899
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(Before Judge Rogers and juries.)
Mr. H Harris was Crown Prosecutor
Thomas Walsh pleaded not guilty to a charge of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm to John Ahearn on August 14, 1899, at Sydney Accused was undefended. The case for the prosecution was to the effect that the accused, with John Ahearn, a fireman, and others, was in the bar parlour of the Commercial Hotel, George street North, about 10 o'clock at night. Drinks had been partaken of when accused stated that he had been robbed, and refused to pay for drinks he had ordered. Ahearn asked him why he did not pay for them. Accused rushed at him with an open knife and stabbed him on the cheek, on the neck, and on the collarbone. Ahearn was removed to the hospital. Evidence was given by John Ahearn, by T. M'Inerney, licensee of the hotel, by the arresting constable, and by Dr. Cargill. The latter detailed the nature of the injuries, which were serious. Accused made no defence, but addressed the jury, stating that he was cutting up tobacco when the prosecutor had assaulted him, and that he was under the influence of drink. The jury, after a retirement of about half an hour, returned a verdict of guilty on the lesser charge of maliciously wounding only. His Honor passed a sentence of two years' imprisonment with hard labour in Darlinghurst Gaol.
The Sydney Morning Herald 16 September 1899
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To-night's Boxing Events
At the Pellean A. C.—Tim Hurley vs. William Hanrahan, twenty rounds, at 154 pounds. Bobby Reilly vs. Young Hynes, ten rounds, at 112 pounds; Jim Ahern vs. Johnny Reagan, ten rounds at 115 pounds.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 23 September 1899
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Roadmaster Thomas Ahern has recovered from his recent illness and has returned to duty. The arrival of a little son in his family no doubt hastened his recovery.
Oakland Tribune 29 September 1899
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   Yesterday afternoon the brightest boys of Father McNally's school taught by the Christian Brothers, received testimonials of merit for gentlemanly deportment, regular attendance and application to study during the month of September. These merit cards are awarded to pupils who have attained an average of at least 75 per cent during each month. The Brothers are anxious that patrents examine their child's report each month and do all in their power to co-operate with the teacher to promote regularity of attendance and application to study. Ninety-five to 100 per cent denotes excellent; 85 to 95 per cent, very good; 75 to 85 per cent, good, and below 75 per cent, unsatisfactory.
   Forllowing are the named of those who are entitled to have their names inscribed on the roll of honor.
   First class, first division—John J. Meyers, Eugene J. Cullen, F. J. Gleason, A. T. Flanagan. Second division—T. J. Simpson, F. B. Hanley, Hugh J. McGillivray. Third division—John F. Hessler, P. J. Lacey, Charles O'B. Feehan, George C. Ahern, J. C. Halloran, Maurice J. Finn, Joseph M. Haran and Arthur Louis Creegan.
Oakland Tribune 30 September 1899
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To-night's Boxing Bouts
Greenwood Athletic Club—Joe Fairburn of Philadelphia, vs. Joe Cain of Brooklyn, twenty rounds at 128 pounds; John Hines vs. Willis Ahern, ten rounds at 115 pounds; Toby Owen vs. Young Cook, ten rounds at 122 pounds.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 7 October 1899
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Last Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ahern had been married 40 years. On that day their children gathered at their home on Grant street and gave them a pleasant surprise.
Sycamore True Republican 18 October 1899
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List of Killed and Wounded of the Fifty-First.
Thirty-seven dead and thirty-nine wounded is the price that Iowa paid in the Philippines. Bullets of the insurgents found many billets in the ranks of the brave Fifty-first, and disease added to the death roll. The record follows:
The Dead.
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COMPANY B—Corporal Patrick O'Hern, September 11, 1898;
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San Francisco Call 23 October 1899
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Miss Fanny Ahern will leave next week to attend the St. Angeles Seminary at Morris, Ill.
Sycamore True Republican 28 October 1899
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Will Discuss Public Libraries.
The West End Woman's club will discuss educational questions at its meeting on Friday afternoon. The librarian of the Emeritus Public Library of New Bedford, Mass., will send greetings to the club. Mary Eileen Ahern, editor of the magazine Public Libraries, will speak on the “Modern Library,” and Anderson H. Hopkins, assistant librarian of the John Crerar Library, will describe the “Libraries of Chicago.” Miss Mabel McIlvane will tell of “Binding as an Art,” and there will be an exhibit of art bindings by Walter Hill. Mrs. P. C. Sears will have charge of the program of the day. The club will meet at 542 West Monroe street.
Chicago Tribune 29 October 1899
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Directors and Officers of the Water Company Elected.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Alexandria Water Company was held to-day, at which Messrs. M. Ahern, Worth Hultish, Benoni Wheat, Edward L. Daingerfield, George S. French, Walter Roberts, and Hubert Snowden were elected directors. The board of directors at once organized and elected Benoni Wheat president, George Uhler Secretary, James Eveleth collector, and Thomas Power superintendent of works, with Charles Power assistant. A regular dividend of $2.50 per share was declared.
The Washington Post 7 November 1899
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District Court Proceedings
Friday, Nov. 10.— . . . Territory vs. John O'Herne; burglary, first degree. Sentenced to two years in the territorial prison.
Arizona Weekly Journal-Miner 15 November 1899
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Captain Ahern's Terrible Slide.
But with the knowledge of an adventure of my friend, Captain Ahern, of the Unites States Army, it does not become me to make much of any mere flirtation with danger, writes Julian Ralph, in the Philadelphia Saturday Evening Post. Captain Ahern was leading an exploring expedition in Western Montana, and when one night pitched his camp in the mountains, he walked out upon a glacier that lay on his route to see how he should dispose his force in crossing it. It was after sundown, and the surface was hard and crusted and rough, so that it was evident that his men, mules and horses could cross it as easily as any to follow any trail that led to where they were going. The Captain saw below him, down the sloping, icy plane, a great crevasse or fissure, capable of engulfing his entire little band, but so favorable were all the conditions that he was able to walk down to the menacing edge and stare into its darkening icy depths.

On the next morning he and his men breakfasted and then made ready for the continuance of their march. The Captain was the first to step from terra firma to the surface of the great river of ice. Lo! all the conditions of the glacier as he had found it on the previous night were changed. The surface was melting, slippery, with a shallow coating of water, and more insecure than polished plate glass. The Captain pushed ahead a few feet, and then his boots slipped and he found himself flung face down, and flying along the sloping field of ice. He tried to dig in his toes and to catch himself with his finger nails, but every effort was futile, and down and down the slippery mass he sped like fury. From the instant he began to slide he thought of the crevasse, and all his effort was put forth to save himself from falling into it, for that meant certain and speedy as well as awful death. With the maddest energy he dug in his toes and scraped the ice with his fingers, but he still shot on and down, until—at last some protuberance offered itself and his motion was arrested. He found himself clutching a knob of rough ice with his toes at the edge of the crevasse. After that he had to exercise his wits to direct the ignorant men in his command from cannonading their own bodies down upon him and forcing him as well as their own brave selves into the gaping jaw of the glacier. At last, following his commands, they rescued him. And what do you think was the first thing he did when he was back safe in camp? He called for a looking-glass. He says he wanted to see whether his hair had turned white. He saw that it had not, and then—if I remember aright—he fainted.

Daily Iowa State Press 20 November 1899
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Governor Must Confirm Them.
   STOCKTON, Nov. 24.—Col. Johnson, Sixth Infantry Regiment, N.G.C., has appointed the following regimental staff. The appointements are subject to confimration by the Governor, but as to that there is no doubt: F. W. Ward, captain and adjutant, Visalia; W. C. Evans, captain and chaplain, Stockton; W. G. Dozier, Jr., first lieutenant and quartermaster, Tulare; W. N. Harris, first lieutenant and inspector rifle practice, Merced; L. Eaton, first lieutenant and battalion adjutant, Stockton; G. H. Freitas, first lieutenant and battalion adjutant, Modesto.
   Non-commissioned: H. Kroeckel, regimental sergeant-major, Stockton; R. W. Bonney, regimantal quartermaster-sergeant, Stockton; Preston Morris, regimental commissary-sergeant, Stockton; M. J. Ahern, principal musician, Stockton; H. A. Caldwell, battalion sergeant-major, Ripon; C. E. Cronkhite, battalion sergeant-major, Fresno; S. L. Blodgett, color sergeant, Bakersfield; Julius Eichenberger, color sergeant, Stockton.
Los Angeles Times 25 November 1899
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Robert Ahern of Portland arrived by steamer St. Croix and is visiting his brother, Rev. J. J. Ahern, of St. Joseph's Catholic church.
Bangor Daily Whig & Courier 30 November 1899
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Freeport, L. I., December 9—Michael O'Hearn, fireman at the Millburn pumping station, was waylaid by a negro highwayman late Wednesday night as he was riding his wheel home to Merrick. He was nearly opposite the residence of George M. Hewlett when the negro confronted him and asked for a match with which to light his pipe. O'Hearn jumped from his wheel and was searching for the match when the negro demanded his money. O'Hearn, who is an ex-poIiceman of New York City and something of an athlete, promptly knocked the highwayman down. Then a fierce combat ensued. The men pounded each other with their fists, wrestling on the ground and were nearly exhausted when Mr. Hewlett, hearing the negro's cries for help, started with a lantern in hand to learn what the trouble was. He found O'Hearn alone (the negro having fled). After hearing the fireman's story he took him into his home and washed the blood from a number of cuts and scratches received in the fight. O'Hearn states that the negro was getting the best of the fight when Hewlett appeared and frightened him off.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 9 December 1899
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Samples from Dry Canyon
Charlie Ahearn, who has been making an examination of claims in Dry canyon, came in from the hills again last night with samples of ore that will determine the fate of another deal that has been undertaken in that locality. At the Mono, where the lost vein has been recovered, Mr. Ahearn was shown samples of ore that, he was assured, will yield as much as $120 per ton, and to him it looked like ready money. On his way back he crossed Lion hill, where he tarried long enough to inquire into operations at the Chloride Point and Northern Light. Although he could obtain no information concerning the metallic contents of ores that are being milled at the Chloride Point, the management is handling them in considerable volume, and everything above and under ground has the appearance of a mine. At the Northern Light the mill is idle, while the management is sacking some high-grade ore of which a shipment, it is said, will be made in a short time. At the Little Pittsburg, which was also visited by him, Mr. Ahearn found a nice cheerful lot of men, who report a strong vein, with some very nice milling values. A most interesting part of the work is that which is going on upon the silver vein, in which some very good values have been encountered and that looks most encouraging. Should assays on which he is waiting result satisfactorily, the gentleman will begin work in Dry canyon in a short time.
The Salt Lake Tribune 9 December 1899
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James Ahern will leave on Thursday for Egypt, Illinois, on a two week's visit to Mrs. Ahern.
LeMars Globe Post 13 December 1899
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Milk Wagon Struck by Train
Train No. 7 leaving Boston at 6.42 a.m. and due in Arlington at 7.01 ran into a milk wagon at the crossing at Swan place on Wednesday. The wagon was driven by Patrick Ahern, and owned by Mr. G. H. Russell of Belmont. The horse had one of its forelegs cut off. It was subsequently shot by Chief of-Police Harriman. The wagon was smashed and the driver thrown to the ground and injured. Dr. Hooker, who attended the driver, sent him to the Mass. General Hospital. It is understood that his injuries are not serious.
Arlington Enterprise 16 December 1899
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Australian Cycling Papers.
The cyclists of Victoria, Australia, are particularly interested in the fortunes of the Victorian contingent now in South Africa, as the force numbers several cyclists in its midst. Accordingly, the "Cycling News" of Melbourne has arranged with one of its wheelmen, Corporal Albert Ahern, to act as its special correspondent and keep it posted with the doings of the gallant colonial force to which he is acting as ambulance officer. Corporal Ahern is extremely popular among Melbourne cyclists, and in connection with the Ballarat Camp has had considerable experience of military cycling. In all the criticisms of the conduct of the campaign we have seen no strictures passed upon the authorities with regard to their neglect of military cycling, but while we do not presume for a moment that in that country military cyclists would be any good at the front, there is no doubt that they could be very profitably employed in patrolling lines of communications. We shall shortly be in possession of Corporal Ahern's opinion on the subject.
The London Daily Mail 19 December 1899
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Vote of Condolence
   The Chairman said that before transacting any business, he thought it right the members should pass a vote of condolence to Mr. John Aherne, on the death of his wife. Mr. Aherne was one of the oldest elected Guardians in the Union, and during the years he sat at the Board he had done his duty fairly, honestly, and well, and he thought the members should pass a resolution of condolence on the loss Mr. Aherne had sustained by the death of his estimable wife. He had the pleasure of knowing her for many years. She was much respected and esteemed, and was a great favourite with everybody. She was an exceedingly charitable and good woman. He regretted the necessity had arisen to propose the resolution of condolence. He begged to propose—"That the Board expresses its sincere regret at the loss Mr. John Aherne has sustained by the death of his wife." Mr. F. O'Neill seconded the resolution, and said the late Mrs. Aherne was a most charitable and estimable woman. Mr. T. Dineen endorsed all that had been said. He had known her from childhood. She was a very amiable and kind woman and a good mother to her children. The Chairman—Hear, hear.
   Mr. Leahy said he, too, wished, as one who had known the late Mrs. Aherne for twenty years, to endorse all that had been said. She was most popular in the community, and would be missed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. She was, indeed, very widely known, and respected and esteemed by everyone who knew her (hear, hear). Dr, D. M'Carthy said he, too, should endorse all the remarks made by the previous speakers. It was only right the vote of condolence should be proposed to Mr. Aherne. Nothing was so consoling, nothing so comforting to one bereaved as the sympathy of friends (hear, hear). The Chairman directed the Clerk to forward the resolution to Mr. John Aherne.
The Southern Star 23 December 1899
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Sept. 1, 1897—D. J. Ahern to Annie Ahern, Okd, N 10th st 158 W. Adeline st W 80 N 128 E 30 S 125 to beg, being the W 10 ft of lot 57 and E 20 ft of lot 56, Map of sub Surry_? lot. Gift.
Oakland Tribune 28 December 1899
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1— Parnell was named by O'Shea in a divorce suit alleging his wife, Kitty, was guilty of adultery with Parnell. It ended Parnell's career. Michael Ahern's resolution of support was typical of the reaction in Ireland, initially one of disbelief.

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