'The Irish American' was published weekly from August 1849 till February 1915, in NYC. It is packed with genealogical and historical information. The "Irish Marriages and Deaths" column-notes such events from all counties of Ireland. "Last Week in Ireland" contains funeral notices, mixed with politics, lectures and world news. "News from Ireland"-by counties-is packed with evictions, bankruptcies,accidents, deaths, fires, teacher's promotions etc.

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Week ending Mar. 5, 1881

 

Head-constable STUART, who was stationed at FERMOY for the past three or four years, has been transferred to CORK to take charge of the Bridewell Station on the Coal Quay.

 

On Feb. 7th at DELILSH, within two miles of DRIMOLEAGUE, while a farmer named Denis COLLINS, and his wife and family were in bed, fire was set to three outhouses attached to his dwelling-house, and at two o'clock in the morning they were burned down, a portion of the dwelling-house falling a prey to the flames. In the out-offices there were six cows, a horse and a pig, and all these animals were burned to death.

 

On Feb. 6th, a woman named Margaret DONOVAN, wife of a laborer in the parish of MYROSS, drowned herself in the sea while delirious from fever.

 

The tenants on the property of Sir J.N. MC KENNA went in a body to the office on Feb. 7th, and offered their rents based on Griffith's Valuation.

 

The September rents have been accepted at Griffith's Valuation, and receipts in full given to the tenantry on the GLENAVILLING estate of Edmund T. COPPINGER, Esq. of QUEENSTOWN.

 

On February 10th a fire broke out on the premises of Messrs. O.H. SHEEHAN, and J. WYNNE, MALLOW. Mr. SHEEHAN, who is an extensive trader, lost considerably the principal portion of his stock.

 

 

 

Week ending Sept. 24, 1881

 

On August 30th a large numbers of farmers and laborers assembled on the farm of Mr. Michael P. DONOVAN, of GRENAGH, near BLARNEY, and mowed down several acres of oats and corn. Mr. DONOVAN is at present incarcerated in NAAS Gaol as a "suspect" under the Coercion Act.

 

Mr. HANNIGAN, of DROMCOLLOGHER, an ex-suspect who was recently released, attended the meeting of the CHARLEVILLE Land League, on Aug. 29th, and stated that he had been released without giving any pledges to the government.

 

A bailiff named HEGARTY, while serving processes on Mr. SEALY's estate, near KILBRITTAIN, was mobbed, and it is alleged he fired from a revolver at his assistants.

 

Mr. James WISEMAN, of AHINA, COACHFORD, has granted a reduction of 20 per cent to the tenants of his property at KILCORREY, for which they are much obliged.

 

On Aug. 26th, at St. Fin Barr's Cathedral, CORK, the marriage of Sir St. John COLTHURST, Bart. and Miss Edith Jane Thomasina MORRIS, was celebrated.

 

 

 

Week ending Feb. 2, 1884

 

Miss HEAPS, in the religion Sister Mary St. John Chrysostum, daughter of the late George HEAPS, Esq., of CORK, was received into the convent of the Good Shepherd, LIMERICK, on January 3d.

 

A woman named Mary O'DONNELL, a vendor of potatoes, died, on January 6th at her residence, Roche's Row, QUEENSTOWN, at the advanced age of 103 years.

 

 

 

Week ending Jan. 1, 1887

 

On Dec. 7, an evicting force arrived at BALLINASCARTHY, and captured "Tim HURLEY's Castle." The force consisted of sixty police, under the command of Mr. CRONIN, R.M., County Inspector CURLING, BANDON; District Inspector's CARR, CLONAKILTY, SMYTH, MACROOM, sixty police from BANTRY and SKIBBEREEN, under District Inspector CRANE; Mr. J. GALE, Sub Sheriff, with two cartloads of ladders, tools, and other appliances. Owing to the early hour and the secrecy observed, the people were taken unaware. Tim HURLEY was absent, being in CORK awaiting his trial for having explosives in his possession.

 

Mr. Savage FRENCH, of CUKINNY and his agent, Mr. Andrew O'LEARY, attended recently, at CLONAKILTY, to collect rents on his property, comprising five town lands in the district. The best relations have always existed between Mr. FRENCH and his tenants, he has ever been kind and indulgent to them.

 

The proceedings of the CORK Police under District Inspect MILLING, on the night of the 1st December, when Dr. TANNER, M.P., and Mr. John O'CONNOR, M.P., were brutally beaten were only the commencement of similar proceedings on a large scale which have occurred since.

 

At the meeting of the CORK Town Council, on December 10th, a long and very animated discussion took place in reference to the election of four members of the Harbor Board. Mr. R. CRONIN, Alderman O'BRIEN, Mr. A. ROCHE, Alderman SUTON, and Alderman SCOTT were present. Alderman DALE deprecated very earnestly the exclusive spirit which he said appeared to influence the majority of the Council in reference to such elections of late. He considered it a deplorable thing that a man like Mr. John FOX, a large employer of labor, intimately connected with the port, should be excluded by political hostility from seeking his position.

 

 

 

Week ending Jan. 28, 1887

 

On Jan. 3d, a deputation consisting of Messrs. J. WISEMAN, E. O'REILLY, J. O'SULLIVAN, C. BUCKLEY, J. MCAULIFFE, AND Wm. CRONIN, representing the parishioners of BLARNEY, waited on the Rev. M. REA at his residence, KILLAVULLEN, to present him with an address, testifying the esteem in which he is held by the late members of his flock.

 

A large number of ejectment processes are posted on the Courthouse, at the suit of the trustees of the CARBERY estates, against tenants in the district for non-payment of a year and a half's rent. There are also a few at the suit of the now famous Mrs. Frances Rebecca Sadiler WHEELER, married woman, against tenants at CLAUSHTIUCK (sp?)

 

On Dec. 31st, al large demonstration of the tenantry of the OLDCASTLETOWN and KILDERRY Districts was held. Great enthusiasm prevailed. Mr. John MANDEVILLE, Chairman of the MITCHELSTOWN Union delivered a vigorous and eloquent address.

 

Mr. John O'CONNOR, M.P. also made an address.

 

The installation of John O'BRIEN, as Mayor of CORK, in succession to Alderman P.J. MADDEN, took place on Jan. 1st in the city courthouse.

 

It was also the day for Mr. J.C. LEDHE (sp?), J.P. to be sworn in as city High Sheriff, in succession to Mr. P.F. DUNN.

 

After the auction.....police, in the most unconstitutional manner arrested Mr. T. BARRY, P.L.G. and Mr. John SLATTERY, CORK, both of whom received rough treatment from their custodians.

 

At the CASTLETOWN Bere Petty Sessions, on Dec. 31st Mr. T. LYNE was unanimously elected Petty Sessions Clerk.

 

 

 

Week ending Feb. 5, 1887

 

...charged before the magistrates at Petty Sessions on Jan. 12. The accused whose names are John WALSH, Denis MC CARTHY, James and Daniel MC CORKEY, were admitted to bail in substantial sums.

 

On Jan. 8 a large demonstration of the tenantry of the Earl of Egmont's extensive estates in CORK was held at CHURCHTOWN...Among those present were - Mr. J.C. FLYNN, M.P., Rev. Father COLLINS, C.C., CHURCHTOWN; Rev. Father O'KEEFFE, C.C., KILBRIN; Messrs. Thos. BARRY, KILLAVULLIN; John SLATTERY, President CORK Cattle Association, Patrick O'BRIEN, PLG; T. LENIHAN, KANTURK, Francis FLANNERY, W. THOMPSON, Mathew NAGLE, PLG, John CLOUGHLAN, etc. The chair was taken by Rev. Fr. WILLIAMS, C.C.

 

The Rev. father CUNNINGHAM, curate of SHERKIN ISLAND, BALTIMORE, recently had, with some others, a providential escape from a watery grave. It appears the rev. gentleman was crossing the sound between the islands of SHERKIN and REENJAROGA to administer to the spiritual wants of a patient in the latter island, when the tiny craft, which was being rowed by two juveniles sprung a leak, and the water began to rush furiously...... there was a young lady, a Miss SALTER, also on board at the time.

 

 

 

Week ending Feb. 19, 1887

 

Mr. T.J. CANTY, Square, CONAKILTY, has been appointed to the commission of the Peace.

 

Paul KINGSTON and Daniel KINGSTON, his son, joint tenants on the property of Mr. William O'CONNOR, BRANDON, were evicted from their holdings at KEELANIC, on Jan. 20. The rent due was 75, representing a year and a half. The wife of young KINGSTON was so affected by the eviction that she attempted suicide in a bog-hole.

 

At a place called BALLYALLIN, between NEWCASTLE and RATHKEALE, for crossing the river Deal, a farmer named KENDRICK had a boat. In the swollen state of the river the boat got loosed and went with the flood.

 

Mr. P.T. CARROLL, son of Mr. Thomas CARROLL of Hayfield House, COACHFORD, and nephew of Mr. J.J. HEALY, solicitor, SKIBBEREEN, has gone through his final examination for solicitorship, held in the Four Courts, DUBLIN, with marked success having obtained second place and receiving a special certificate for distinguished answering.

 

A meeting was held at CASTLELYONS, on Jan. 22 to protest against rack-renting in the locality. The chair was occupied by Rev. Father FERRIS, P.P CASTLELYONS, and among the speakers was Mr. Douglas PAYNE, M.P. The case of rack-renting was that of a respectable and comfortable farmer named Richard RICE whose rent exceeded the valuation of 140.

 

On Jan. 25th Mr. T.P. GILL, M.P. delivered a very interesting lecture on "The Irish in America" under the auspices of the CORK Young Ireland Society.

 

The following gentlemen have been appointed to the offices of Sheriff - CORK County - Richard E. LONGFIELD, WATERLOO, MALLOW; CORK City - James Crawford LEDLIE, junr., Esq., FERNVILLE, Sunday's Well Road, CORK.

 

The death is announced, on January 25, at VICARSTOWN, MATEHE, of Catherine, beloved wife of Daniel O'REGAN, and mother of the Rev. T. O'REGAN, R.C.C. FREEMOUNT. She was the near relative of the late Father COAKLEY, P.P. AHENA and GREENAGH, who in the dark days received a heavy sentence from the British Government on the perjured evidence of an informer.

 

On Jan. 27th, there died in CORK, at an advanced age, an humble, but honest and consistent patriot- Daniel REARDON. In '48 "he ran the outlaw's bold career" and in '65 he took a prominent part in the Fenian movement. WARNER, the informer, swore against him; he was tried before Judge Norbury KEOGH, and acquitted. He was imprisoned again in connection with the abortive rising in '67, but nothing dampened his ardor in his country's cause. He died as he lived - hoping and praying for Ireland's freedom. His funeral took place from his daughter's (Mrs. J. MC NAMARA's) residence, 29 Sullivan's Quay, on Jan. 30.

 

On Jan. 2 a fire broke out in Mr. PUNCH's machine-made butter firkinstore, Punch's Row, MARDYKE.

 

 

 

Week ending March 12, 1887

 

Seven men and two women have been summoned in connection with the resistance on the occasion of the eviction of Johanna HALLORAN, one of the five orphans, on February 10th, at TEMPLEGLATING on Lord DEVRON's estate. The complainant's names are James HALLORAN, Wm. SEXTON, Daniel O'CONNOR, Thomas SEXTON, Mich'l MULCAHY, Cornelius CUSSEN, Wm. O'CONNOLL, Honora HALLORAN, and Julia O'CONNELL. The prosecution is brought forward at the suit of the Queen at the insistence of District Inspector TWEEDY, NEWCASTLE WEST.

 

Mr. BRETT, the manager of the MIDLETON branch of the Munster and Leinster Bank, visited KILLEAGH on February 10th and had an interview with the Rev. E. MURPHY, P.P.

 

An important meeting of the KILLAVULLIN National League was held on Feb. 13, to investigate a charge of land grabbing p..ferred by a Mrs. FARRELL against a Mr. John BUCKLEY, in connection with a farm recently held by her, and which, she alleged, was grabbed by BUCKLEY.... The chair was occupied by the president, Mr. Thomas BARRY, PLG.

 

 

 

Week ending May 21, 1887

 

The question of the liability of Lord BANTRY to pay rates for his tenants in the GLENGARIFFE districts was argued before Mr. FERGUSON, Q.C. at the SKIBBEREEN Quarter Sessions, on April 23d, Mr. M. HEALY, M.P., appearing for the BANTRY Guardians and Mr. DOWNES and Mr. WRIGHT for the Earl of BANTRY. Judgment was reserved.

 

A wanton raid for arms was made by the police, on April 26th, upon the dwelling house and premises of Mrs. Denis O'SULLIVAN, SKULLHILL, MOOLIN.

 

At the DUNMANWAY Petty Sessions on April 25th a farmer named Daniel GRACE and his wife Johanna GRACE, were charged with having violently assaulted Sargeant SUGRUE and a bailiff named BRENNAN, on the 21 of April, when the eviction of defendants was attempted.

 

 

 

Week ending June 18, 1887

 

On May 27th, Mr. James KEARNEY, of CLONAKILTY died from the injuries inflicted on him during the melee which occurred in ROSSCARBERY on the previous Sunday, week. Mr. James HAYES, the accused is in custody, charged with the offence.

 

At the DUNMANWAY Petty Sessions, on the 24th ult., Daniel REGAN, a farmer was convicted of illicit distillation, and a penalty of L 100 imposed.

 

The obsequies of the late Rev. Thomas HIGGINS, C.C. took place at CARRICKTWOHILL, on Friday May 24th, when a solemn office and mass was offered for the repose of his soul, in the church of St. Mary, beside whose walls, his body now lies, interred. The Rev. P.M. LYNCH, C.C. CARRICKTWOHILL, was celebrant of the Mass; the Rev. M. HIGGINS, C.C. QUEENSTOWN, Deacon, Rev. W. RICE, P.P, LADY'S BRIDGE, master of ceremonies.

 

 

 

Week ending June 25, 1887

 

An inquest was held May 30th, at ROSSCARBERY, concerning the death of a young man named James KEARNEY, who belonged to a respectable family in the district. The evidence went to show that on the evening of Sunday, 8th May, a quarrel took place between deceased and a man named James HAYES, a respectable farmer.

 

On the 31st of May, one of these harrowing scenes which have called forth the indignation of all honest and justice-loving men, was enacted at CASHLOURA. The occasion was the eviction of a tenant named William RIORDAN and his aged mother from their farm in CASHLOURA, which they held under the late Mr. Wm. H. MASSY, of MOUNT MASSY. For some time past a dispute as to the payment of rent existed between the tenant and Mr. H. PAYNE, of BEECHMOUNT.

 

 

 

Week ending Sept. 10, 1887

 

On August 16th a large and representative meeting was held in the City courthouse, CORK, for the purpose of carrying out the decision of the County Convention lately held to raise funds throughout the county in aid of the Evicted Tenant's Fund..... among others present were the city High Sheriff (Mr. LEDLIE, J.P.) Messrs. LANE, M.P.; M. HEALY, M.P.; J.C. FLYNN, M.P.....

 

Mr. Maurice HEALY, M.P., in proposing a resolution denouncing evictions, said it was a sacred duty to the part of every Irish Nationalist to stand by their evicted tenants. Mr. R.A. ATKINS, T.C., seconded the resolution, and it was passed unanimously.

 

The death of the Very Rev. Father SERAPHIM, O.S.F.C., took place on August 15th, at the Capuchin community at CHARLOTTE QUAY, CORK.

 

A most extraordinary exhibition of police ruffianism took place on August 13th at KENTURK when some policemen in charge of Head Constable HORGAN endeavored to force their way into the private grounds of the Rev. Father COLLINS, C.C. CASTLEMAGNER, who had invited Mr. FLYNN, M.P. to address a few words to the people of KANTURK in front of his house.

 

On August 18th, Mr. TILLYARD, and English M.P., and his wife, accompanied by Mr. T.J. CONDON, M.P. visited FERMOY.

 

Amongst others assembled in Millard's Hotel to welcome the visitors were: the Rev. Father BURNES, PROVIDENCE, U.S.A; Judge B.L. DOYLE, GODERICH, ONTERIO. These gentlemen from America were en route for MITCHELSTOWN to meet Mr. Wm. O'BRIEN.

 

There were also present Messrs. J.L. MANNIX, C.T.C.; T. COUGHLIN, T.C.; E. O'KEEFFE, J. MALONEY, T.C., E. BYRNE, P. BUCKLEY, J. O'SULLIVAN, W. DUNLEE, J. TAPLEY, J. FORDE, Richard BARRY, BALLYHOOLEY; J.T. WALSH, Secretary National Land League, BALLYHOOLEY, and c. Mr. J.L. MANNIX introduced the visitors and both Mr. CONDON and Mr. TILLYARD delivered energetic addresses.

 

 

 

Week ending Nov. 12, 1887

 

At the FERMOY Petty Sessions, on October 19th, the hearing of the cases against the police was resumed. The charge of Mr. SHEEHAN, law clerk, against the constable McDONAGH, for assault, was entered into...

 

Mr. James GATECLIFF, a landlord holding extensive possessions in Yorkshire, has recently been making inquiries into the position of tenants on the Kingston and neighboring estates. He was accompanied by the secretary of the MITCHELSTOWN National League, Mr. W.J. CASEY.

 

On the 26th ult, Thomas BEHAN, aged 15 years and son of Mrs. BEHAN, of MOUNT ARMSTRONG, died rather suddenly.

 

On Oct. 18th, an Emergency man named BUCKLEY was charged under the Crimes Act, at MALLOW with having a revolver without a licence and was fined 20s, or in default 14 days' imprisonment.

 

An extraordinary case of shooting took place at FERMOY on Monday evening, Oct. 17th, several young lads were entering the orchard of Mr. O'FLANAGHAN, B.L. when his son fired a revolver at them, the bullet striking one of them named BURNS, and injuring him severely. Young Mr. O'FLANAGHAN was arrested, and was remanded on bail to FERMOY Petty Sessions.

 

On October 17th an enthusiastic demonstration took place at ANGLESBOROUGH, near MITCHELSTOWN when a large number of men with agricultural implements assembled on a potato field belonging to the widow Michael LONERGAN, who was killed by the police at MITCHELSTOWN on September 9th, and dug out and carted the crop to her home.

 

The annual election of Town Commissioners for QUEENSTOWN took place on October 15th. Five of the outgoing commissioners sought re-election all of whom were returned except the chairman Capt. Richard O'SULLIVAN. The following are the names of the five gentlemen elected: - Messrs. AMBROSE, CURRY, O'SULLIVAN, MEEHAN and ENGLISH.

 

 

 

Week ending Nov. 26, 1887

 

The Most Rev. Dr. O'CALLAGHAN, O.P. Bishop of CORK, has returned, after a brief absence from LOURDES.

 

On Saturday, Oct. 29th, Mr. John SULLIVAN, GORTREE, a Poor-law Guardian of the MITCHELSTOWN Union, was arrested by the sheriff's deputy under a Writ of Attachment. He was executor of the will of Catherine HAYES, and because he refused to lodge the will in Probate Court a Writ of Attachment was obtained against him. He was conveyed to CORK. Mr. SULLIVAN states that he lodged the will.

 

Mr. J.C. BLAKE's resignation of the Sessional Crown Solicitorship of CORK, is one of the strongest rebuffs which the Irish Executive has received since Mr. BALFOUR took the business of Government into his own hand.

 

Mr. Henry T. WRIGHT, CLONAKILTY, has been appointed Sessional Crown Prosecutor for the City of CORK, in the place of Mr. BLAKE.

 

On the 28th ult., a man named James BUTTIMORE, carpenter on board the steamer Shandon, was found dead in his room on board the steamer, on her return to CORK from LIVERPOOL. Heart disease is supposed to be the cause of his death.

 

On Friday, Oct. 28th, Mr. H. W. CRANE, D.L. BANTRY, in command of a force of sixteen police, accompanied the sheriff's officer, Mr. Denis BRENNAN, to the lands of ARDARA, to evict Patrick HURLY at the suit of his brother, John HURLY.

 

 

 

Week ending Jan. 21, 1888

 

A startling accident is reported as having occurred at GLANDORE, near SKIBBEREEN, on the night of Dec. 23. An amateur dramatic performance was being given, and the room was so crowded that the floor gave way, and a number of those present fell through to the ground floor. A young man named HICKS, in the employment of Judge DONOVAN, had one of his legs fractured. Another lad named HAYES got one of his legs badly sprained.

 

District Inspector TOWER, of SKULL, got some injury to one leg, and Mr. Jas. G. WHELPLEY, J.P. is reported as having got some severe bruises.

 

Constable William James MC KEE, who resigned lately fro the Irish Constabulary at Millstreet embarked at QUEENSTOWN on Christmas Day for America.

 

On Dec. 26th the constabulary at MITCHELSTOWN cautioned the local newsagents, Messrs. Jas. G. SKINNER and Redmond CONDON against the sale of papers containing reports of suppressed branches of the National League.

 

On Christmas Eve, Mr. W. T. STUART, agent of the CARBERY estate, attended at the Glen Valley Hotel, SKIBBEREEN, for the purpose of collecting the rents on the property.

 

On Dec. 26th a public demonstration was held on the New Market square, MITCHELSTOWN, and was addressed by Mr. CLOUD, representative of the Scottish Crofters.

 

Among those present were Rev. Father O'CONNELL, P.P. KILDERRRY, Rev. Father SMITHWICK, Messrs. John WALSH, John J. CASEY, William J. CASEY, John CULLINAN, Michael CANTY, John LYNCH, James G. SKINNER and others.

 

It is stated that Dr. TANNER, M.P. is about to be married to a lady endowed with considerable means who lives in the vicinity of CORK.

 

Captain STOKES and Captain SEAGRAVE R.Ms, sat at Newmarket Petty Sessions to hear the case against John BROWNE, Maurice COLLINS, Jeremiah MC AULIFFE, Gerald BROWNE and Charles MC CARTHY, for taking part in a meeting of the suppressed branch of the Irish National League at MEELIN, County CORK, on the 13th of November.

 

 

 

Week ending June 17, 1881

 

Our CORK exchanges announce that sister Mary Ignatius (Mrs. Frances MC CARTHY), has gone to her eternal rest in BALLYSHANNON Convent, County DONEGAL, sister Ignatius was a CORK lady, sister of the present town clerk.

 

An eviction took place on May 21st, at RINEEN, near CLONSKILTY, where a widow named Catherine DRISCOLL was put out by her landlady, Miss HUNGERFORD, of CLONAKILTY. Two sub-tenants, Cornelius and Michael O'DONOGHUE, with their families were also evicted and none allowed back. To add to widow DRISCOLL's misery and wretchedness the only stock she was possessed of a goose and eleven goslings, when in the yard, were seized by the bailiffs for rent due.

 

Mr. CONDON, M.P. was released from CORK Jail, on Sunday morning, May 20th, on completion of the sentence of fourteen days' imprisonment passed upon him under the Coercion Act, for taking part in "an unlawful assembly."

 

 

 

Week ending Jan. 15, 1887

 

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph THACKWELL, commanding the Royal CORK City Artillery Militia, and formerly of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers died recently at his residence AGHADA Hall, ROSTELLA(?), County CORK. He was a grandson of the late distinguished Lieutenant General Sir Joseph THACKWELL, G.C.B., and K.H, Colonel of the 16th Lancers of AGHADA Hall, County CORK.

 

Professor Gerald F. MORAN, having been appointed to succeed the late Mr. T.J. SULLIVAN, as organist and oho r?master of St. Mary's and professor in the Cork school of Music, is about to leave CARLOW for the city of LEE.

 

Early on Dec. 21, an old man named Anthony MALONY was found frozen to death on a cart near TIVOLI. he had been in town, and left late in the evening for CARRIGTWOHILL, where he resides, with a load of coals.

 

Mr. Jeremiah MURPHY died on December 21, at his residence, Camden Quay, at the ripe age of 80 years.

 

The Rev. Maurice HEALY, of BALLINHASSIG (?), aged 35, young son of Mr. Thomas HEALY of BALLINSHOY, died on Dec. 15, and was interred on the 17th.

 

 

 

Week ending May 11, 1889

 

The property and premises of Mr. Denis MC CARTHY, T.C. MIDLETON, was seized on the 15th ult., by some bailiffs under the direction of HARDING, of CORK at a suit of Mr. H.B. JULIAN, solicitor, CORK, for L 120, law costs, incurred during the suits regarding the MIDLETON fairs' dispute a few years ago.

 

Removables DILLON and CADDELL constituted a Coercion court, at SKIBBEREEN, on the 17th ult, for the purpose of "trying" a young man named Jeremiah MAHONY, from DRIMOLEAGUE, who was charged with having a gun in his possession without a licence. It appeared the accused was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in a moonlight raid in connection with recent Poor-law elections, and a man named KELLY swore that "to the best of his belief," MAHONY was one of the men who carried a gun on the occasion. Kate MAHONY was examined to prove an alibi.

 

On the 16th ult. Mr. T. M. CAREY, one of the CORK Herald Staff, was conveyed to TRALEE Jail to under go there a month's imprisonment for having been present, in the discharge of his duty, as a reporter on the KILARNEY platform on the occasion of the "trial" of Mr. William O'BRIEN, M.P. He was accompanied to the jail by an old colleague, Mr. GREENE.

 

On the 15th ult, the death occurred by an apoplectic fit, of a highly esteemed gentleman, Mr. John SHERLOCK, late of Rosacon House, Mr. SHERLOCK had been lately on a visit with Mr. Denis R. O'CALLAGHAN, of GORTMORE, at whose residence he expired.

 

 

 

Week ending June 8, 1889

 

A farmer named Jeremiah SULLIVAN, of CURRAMORE was evicted on May 11th, by the Sheriff's officer and a force of police, in execution of an Equity Civil Bill at the suit of a BANTRY shopkeeper.

 

The Very Rev. Canon KELLER and other priests at YOUGHAL have instructed Mr. William HODNETT, solicitor, YOUGHAL, to call upon Mr. BALFOUR to withdraw or justify the asperiors made upon them in his speech delivered at a meeting held in Willis's Rooms, ST. JAMES, LONDON, on the 8th of May.

 

On Thursday, May 16th, an inquest was held at CORK, on John MURRAY, a pig buyer, aged 18 who was shot dead, at Keely and Patterson's Circus, on the previous Tuesday night. Evidence was given to show that an exhibition of rifle shooting was proceeding and the deceased was standing about 15 yards from the target, and seven or eight to the right of the line of fire when John Wm. MYERS, known as Captain LYONS, fired. The bullet evidently rebounded from the target and struck LYONS in the breast, killing him. MEYERS was held for manslaughter.

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Jeremiah LINEHAN, of CRONODY, DRIPSEY, COACHFORD in the county of CORK, farmer has been declared bankrupt.

 

Transcribed by Mimi Stevens