The Kerry Sentinel, 2 January 1897
(Before Mr. A. J. M'Dermott, in the chair ;
and Mr. J. W. Leaey).
   Sergeant Fogarty put forward in custody an old woman named Kate Flynn charged with the larceny of a piece of cloth from Mr. P. O'Sullivan's drapery establishment in High street. She was sent to gaol for a fortnight.
   Daniel Donoghue, residing in Churchlane was summoned by the police for sheebeening on Saturday, the 20th inst.
   In connection with the same allegation three men named Sullivan, Elliot and Doody were charged with being concerned in the illicit sale.
   Head-Constable M'Mahon prosecuted.
   Mr. D. M. Moriarty appeared for the defence.
   The case was dismissed.
   Mr. Sullivan, a local publican, was summoned by the police for a breech of the Sunday Closing Act.
   The defendant having pleaded guilty, he was fined £1.
   Timothy Hayes was charged with riotous behaviour. Constable Blake was taking a revolver of his to the barrack ; the defendant appeared on the scene and a stone was thrown at the police. Constable Blake believed the stone was thrown by the defendant.
   The defendant denied throwing the stone, as alleged, and said that the missile had been thrown at himself.
   The case was adjourned for inquiries.—Adjourned.
   Before the Hon, J. French, R.M. (presiding), and Mr. P. H. M'Carthy, J.P.
   John O'Connor, Meen, was fined 10s and costs for being drunk and disorderly.
   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.
   For being drunk in charge of a horse and cart Maurice Lenihan was fined 5s.
   Margaret Walsh, Forge Lane, charged Michael Flynn with abusive and threatening language.
   The defendant was bound to the peace for twelve months, himself in £5 and two sureties of £2 10s each. 
   Flynn charged Maurice Walsh, the husband of the last complainant, with assault.
   The case was dismissed, as it appeared the defendant interfered when Flynn was abusing and threatening his wife.
   A number of parties were fined the usual sums for drunkenness during the holidays.
   Some cases were adjourned to convenience Mr. Creagh, solicitor, who was absent.
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The Kerry Sentinel, 6 January 1897
Killarney, Friday.    
   Early this morning rain ceased falling in the district that surrounds Killarney, and at the scene of the recent disastrous land slide, a slight frost also set in, which must be regarded as a favourable change. The peasantry living near the great bog slide, who have passed a week in fear and trembling, did not occupy their own homes last night, but took shelter in dwellings more remote with kindly neighbours who pity them and offer temporary relief in this period of trouble. During the night additional parts of the mountain moved, but by noon to-day the sliding had practically ceased. The people, however, are still apprehensive, and expect that at any moment the bog will move again. Direct communication between Killarney and Gneeveguilla continues cut off. Search parties, composed of peasants and police, were out on the hill sides all day looking for the remaining bodies of the Donnelly family, but without sucess. The search will be continued to-morrow.
   An inquest was held to-day on the body of Daniel Donnelly, and evidence, in the main, similar to that already reported, was given, and a like verdict returned. There were, however, some points of particular interest disclosed. It was shown at the inquest that the body of the boy, who was sixteen years of age, was found a mile and a half from the spot in which he had resided had stood. This shows clearly how strong must have been the current of the moving bog, and where the other bodies are hidden it is impossible to conjecture. The funeral followed shortly after the inquest, and was very largely attended by all classes in the district.

   Mr. Daniel Coffey, clerk in the Killarney Post Office, has been promoted to the responsible rank of provincial clerk in charge. Mr. Coffey having spent more than ten years in Killarney, and having at all times been found efficient and obliging, his promotion has given general satisfaction.
   There is no longer any mystery surrounding the calamitous disaster in Kerry. Indeed it has occasioned very little surprise in the minds of those who were ultimately acquainted with the character of the spot. For years it was feared that this landslip was bound to happen, though possibly nobody anticipated that it would have proved so terrible in its results, otherwise it is difficult to conceive how those who stood in peril calmly awaited their impending fate. As has been already stated, this bog was extensively cut by the farmers in the country round. No provision, however, appears to have been made for carrying off the surface water from the cut-away portions. The result is that this has been accumulating for years, and during the past two it was apparent from the shaky condition of this portion of the bog that it has for some time been floating, though held in position by some slight barrier. The heavy rains of the past month, no doubt, supplied whatever increased bouyancy was necessary to float its position, and this happened with dire results during the small hours of Monday morning. It is gratifying to learn that the bog has now ceased to make any further progress, so that no more ill effects are looked for. The traces left by the moving mass as it shot down the valley show that it must have swept past in a fairly compact body, and with a tremendous force levelling to the ground and sweeping before it everything which obstructed its progress.—Cork Constitution.

January 2nd, 1897    
   SIR,—In your issue of the 2nd January, '97, a report has appeared of a young man attempting to commit suicide in Causeway, North Kerry, and was afterwards removed to my house. I beg to give that portion a flat denial. The occurence took place at his lodgings at Causeway.
   By inserting the above on your next issue you will oblige
Yours respectfully,                
EDWARD SOMERS,            
Ballinarog, Causeway,    
North Kerry.  
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The Kerry Sentinel, 23 January 1897
   The death is announced of Head-Constable C. Belton, which sad event occurred on the 16th inst at his residence, Newtownards, County Down. The deceased was for a number of years stationed in Tralee acting in the capacity of clerk in the County-Inspector's Office, and in that position made himself civil and courteous. He was transferred to Wexford to a similar position, and succeeded in passing the examination for Head-Constable. The deceased was married to a daughter of Mr. W. Browne, Tralee, and his many friends will learn with regret of his early demise.

M A R R I E D .
   COFFEY AND BRADLEY—On the 20th inst., at St. John's Church, Tralee, by the Rev. Father Crowley, C.C., Michael J. Coffey, Ballykister, Tipperary, to Eileen A. Bradley, third daughter of Patrick Bradley, Nelson Street, Tralee.

   Coffee is now prepared in the form of pills, one of which may be dissolved in boiling water, and transformed into an excellent cup of coffee. The quality of the coffee is in every way equal to the non-concentrated sort, and the pills may be carried about in the waistcoat pocket.
Killarney, Thursday Night.    
   The night before last a Mrs. Clifford, the wife of a labourer, in humble circumstances, residing at Barley Mount, gave birth to three sons. Dr. Wm. M'Sweeney, who attended at the accouchement, states that the triplets are exceedingly healthy, and that they and the mother are doing well. Steps are being taken to bring the extraordinary birth under the notice of the Queen, with a view of securing the Royal bounty, usually given in such cases. Mrs. Clifford is now the mother of fourteen children, all of whom are living.

   Large arrival of Danish Heads to John Nolan, 6 Russell Street, Tralee, and are offered to the public at extremely low prices.

   If your watch or clock stops take it to P. O'Crowley's, 9, Castle Street, Tralee, next door Bank of Ireland. All Repairs promptly executed.
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