The Limerick Reporter & Tipperary Vindicator, 7 May 1895

   The cyclone in Iowa has left 300 families homeless. The loss of property exceeds two million dollars.
   Thos Osborne was again remanded yesterday charged with having murdered a little girl named Hills at Barnet.
   Professor Huxley was much stronger yesterday.
   A summons was granted in London yesterday against Alfred J. Monson on a charge of obtaining £250 by false pretenses.
   Oscar Wilde will probably be released on bail to-day.
   Two men named Carroll and Kelly were remanded at Hartlepool yesterday charged with having kicked to death a respectable young man named Gardener.
   Bridget Sexton, wife of a baker, was sent to gaol for six months in Cork yesterday for cruely neglecting her infant child. The details were of a shocking nature.
   Albert Roberts, boot operative, was remanded at Hartlepool yesterday charged with having killed a companion named Edwards during a quarrel.

   Two brothers named Berkely, quarreled at their residence in Pump Lane last Thursday, and in the scuffle and fight that took place an infant was accidentally thrown into the fire. The little fellow, not more than a few months old, was badly burned about the body, and was conveyed to the workhouse hospital, where it died yesterday morning. James Berkely is in custody charged with cruelty to the infant.

   The police arrested on Saturday night one John Mackey, a returned convict, who had failed to report his movements to the constabulary, as required by the conditions of his ticket of leave. At the Limerick Spring Assizes of 1890 Mackey was sentenced to five years penal servitude for manslaughter, and in December, 1893, was discharged from the Maryborough establishment on ticket of leave. He left for New York last year and returned to the city in October. The accused was brought up at the Police Court yesterday, but there was no magistrate in attendance, and Mackey had eventually to be taken before a justice outside with a view to being remanded to Petty Sessions.
   Lord Ashbourne, speaking at Chatham last night, said in regard to Home Rule it would, he believed, mean ruin, destruction, civil war, and bankruptcy in Ireland. For England it would mean in time of peace that she would be hampered on every side, and in time of war crippled on every hand.
   The Press association learns that Lord Rosebery's health has so far improved that he has sent an intimation of his intention to be present at the reception at the National Liberal Club to-morrow evening.

   The Countess of Kimberly died on Saturday after a protracted illness. Thirty years ago her ladyship shared with her husband the honours of the Irish Viceroyalty.

   Mr. Baron Pollock on Saturday fixed the amount of bail for Oscar Wilde at £2,500 on his own part and £1,500 each on the part of two sureties.

   An extraordinary meeting of the City Dispensary Committee was held on yesterday at the Board-room.
Ald P Riordan (Chairman) presided.
   Also present—The Mayor (W M Nolan), James O'Mara, JP, J Guinane, JP, Rev D Shanahan, PP, W Spillane, JP, DL; T M'M Cregan, JP; Dr J O'Shaughnessy, JP; E Tobin, D F M'Namara, R Holmes, D Begley, W Hickey, J P M'Namara, S Tubridy, W Frost, and P Mulcahy.
   The business was of a routine character.

   It has been ascertained on inquiry at Barington's Hospital that the two men, Patrick Hurley and Daniel Foley, labourers, who sustained such fearful injuries during blasting operations in a quarry at Kishiquirke on Thursday, continued in a weak condition. Hurley, who was more seriously injured than his companion, besides being deprived of the sight of an eye, will in all probability lose his left arm, as it is apprehended the limb will have to undergo amputation. Foley's injuries are not so serious, though badly scorched about the head, neck, and arms, and under the care of Dr Mulcahy a speedy recovery is anticipated in his case.

   On Thursday night, near Cappamore, some 20 tons of hay were set on fire and burned. The hay was the property of Mr. Patrick Laffan, farmer, resident on the locality, and no motive is assigned for the occurrence. It is stated Mr. Laffan intends to seek compensation.
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The Limerick Reporter & Tipperary Vindicator, 31 May 1895

   The trial of Oscar Wilde terminated on Saturday evening in a verdict of guilty on all the counts, and he was sentenced along with Taylor, previously convicted, to two years' imprisonment with hard labour. The jury expressed surprise that a warrant had not up to the present been issued for the arrest of Lord Alfred Douglas, and the learned judge expressed his confidence that his title would not be permitted to save him from justice.
   As to the horrid character of Wilde's crime, it is quite superfluous to add anything to what Judge Wills, who held the scales of justice with scrupulous fairness, said in passing sentence. The remarkable thing is to discover now that the fact that Oscar Wilde was a centre of festering corruption seems to have been perfectly well known in the artistic and theatrical circles in which he moved. But it is satisfactory anyway to feel that even the most brazen effrontery in the pursuit of such abominations does not bring immunity from punishment —a lesson that may be taken to heart perhaps with advantage by the other more or less known individuals who are now also freely spoken of as being of the same loathsome coterie. It is even said that the police could lay their hands on fifty men well known in society who are equally guilty with him, and whose connections with this odious scandal has been notorious for years.
   The Grand Jury will be sworn at 12 o'clock noon, on Tuesday, 4th June, after which the following applications for certificates to obtain Excise Licenses will be heard :—Thomas Bolster, 1, Bowman-street, Transfer ; Bridget Conway, 3, Bridge-st, do ; Michael T Conway, 32, Sand Mall, do ; Bridget Mullins, 19 Upper Denmark-street, do.
Cork, Monday.   
   Private Fisk, 10th Hussars, was arrested this morning at Newbridge, charged with being connected on the outrage in the graveyard at Inniscarra, and arrived in the city to-night under a police escort. The squadron to which the prisoner was attached have been marching en route for some days past from Ballincollig.
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