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Elyria Democrat
Elyria, Ohio
December 1, 1887

     Dennis McNamara, a shopkeeper at Ennis, Ireland, has been sentenced to twenty weeks' imprisonment for selling copies of United Ireland, William O'Brien's paper, the selling of which has been proclaimed. This is the first instance in which a person has been prosecuted for selling papers.

Sioux Valley News
Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa
December 15, 1887

A man named Foggarty, prominent in the rioting at Limerick, was arrested at Queenstown. He was about embarking on the steamer Arizona for New York.

Submitted by cml


The Times, 9 December 1887
CORK, Dec. 8
At Munster Winter Assizes, before Judge Murphy and a Cork city jury, Robert Bell, emergency caretaker in the employment of the Land Corporation of Ireland, was charged with having at Cassestown, county Tipperary, on the 6th of September, discharged a loaded revolver at Patrick Aherne with intent to murder. On the part of the Crown the evidence of several witnesses disclosed that the prisoner was speaking to a friend on the high road when the complainant and others passed, jostled him, and knocked him down. Some of them were provided with hayforks, and when Bell got up he discharged his revolver. For the defence it was shown that the prisoner was wantonly attacked and knocked down, and in order to let his assailants see that he was armed he discharged his revolver in the air. The jury acquitted the prisoner.
Submitted by dja

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