The Cork Examiner, 9 January 1856

   At Edinburgh, the wife of Major Frederick T. Goldsmid, of a son.
   At Worthing, the wife of Captain Clarke Jervoise, 23d R. W. Fusiliers, of a son.
   At Gibraltar, the wife of Lieut.-Col. C. E. Michel, 66th Regt., of a daughter.
   January 4, at Ardmore, the lady of Thomas Moore Persse, Esq., of a son, stillborn.
   January 1, at Everton, Lancashire, the wife of Major Chambers, D.L., 6th Royal Lancashire Regiment of Militia, of a daughter.
   January 4, at Blackrock, the wife of Lieut.-Col. Lyons Montgomery, Scots Fusiliers Guards, of a son.
   January 5, at 2, Nelson-street, Dublin, the wife of James Fenton, Solicitor, of a son.
   January 5, at Gardiner's-place, Dublin, the wife of Edward Hudson, Esq., of a daughter.

   On the 8th inst., at the Church of St. Mary Shandon, Cork, by the Rev. Dr. Neligan, Aaron Moffett, Esq., of Phillistown House, in the county of Meath, to Emma, daughter of the late William Allman, Esq., of Bandon.
   At St. Helena, on the 13th November, on his passage home from India, Captain R. Lewis Taylor, 18th N.I., to Alicia Milbank, third daughter of William Fitzpatrick, Esq., Grenville Place.
   In San Francisco, on the arrival of the Golden Gate, on the 28th of July, by the Rev. Dr. Scott, Mr. Lewis S. Paccaud, to Mrs. Jane Daly, late of Clonakilty, county Cork.
   January 4, at the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, Galway, by the Rev. John D'Arcy, James Valentine Browne, Esq., M.D., Professor of the Galway College of the Queen's University in Ireland, to Dora Browne, widow of Richard James Martin, late Major 1st Dragoon Guards, and niece of Admiral Walcot, M.P., of Winkton House, Hampshire.
   November 15, at St. John's Church, Meerut, India, Robert Murray, Esq., Bengal Artillery, to Isabella, eldest daughter of W. B. O'Shaughnessy, Esq., Superintendent Electric Telegraph in India.
   January 3, at the Church of St. Philip, Faubourg St. Honore, Paris, by Monseur la Care, Alphonse Joseph Marshall, of St. Louis, Upper Rhine, France, Stipendiary Magistrate, to Margaret, second daughter of T. Lyons, Esq., Solicitor, Eccles-street, Dublin.
   January 3, at St. Michael's Church, Limerick, by the bride's uncle, the Rev. Dawson Massy, Rector of Killeshin, Carlow, George H. Hunt, Esq., of Friarstown, to Susan, eldest daughter of the late Rev. Godfrey Massy, Vicar of Bruff.

   On the 4th inst., at No. 33, Great George's-street, James Brett Kingsbury, aged 21, only son of Captain Kingsbury, formerly of the 3d Buffs, and late Stipendiary Magistrate in the Island of Dominica.
   In Youghal, on the 6th inst., Edward Frances [sic], youngest son of the late Mr. William Verlin, aged 2 years and five months.
   On Sunday, the 6th inst., Gilbert, youngest son of Mr. Thomas S. Backhouse, aged 14 months.
   On the 2d inst., at the residence of her niece, Mrs. Meade, Hill, Kinsale, Ellen Travers, eldest sister of the late John Travers, Esq., J.P., Birch Hill, Blarney, in the 84th year of her age.
   On the 2d inst., at Limerick, Margaret Leigh, the wife of Lieut.-Col. Muller and daughter of Edward Leigh Pemberton, Esq.
   On the 10th of November last, at Malaga, Spain, Thos. Clerke, Acting Consul for the United States, and youngest son of the Hon. Judge Clerke of New York, formerly of Skibbereen, county Cork.
   In camp before Sebastopol, Lieut. Basil H. Browne, 77th Regiment, in his 19th year.
   January 2, at Ballinard, Tipperary, the residence of her brother, Wm. Chadwicke, Esq., Caroline, the beloved wife of the Rev. Joseph Armstrong, Incumbent of Rathronan, Clonmel.
   December 31, at his residence, Blessington-street, John Chadwick, Esq., Solicitor.
   January 3, at Mallow, Henry Gregg, Esq., eldest son of the late Rev. G. Gregg.
   January 4, in Liverpool, after a few days' illness, in the 24th year of his age, Gerald, son of Martin Crean, Esq., of Dublin.

   The Roman Catholic clergy of Youghal thankfully acknowledge the receipt of £11 6s. 3d., from the last Concert Committee to be distributed amongst the deserving Roman Catholic poor.
   The Sisters of Mercy gratefully acknowledge to have received £1, from Mrs. Gerard Galwey, Passage, and £1 from Richard Galwey, Esq., jun.
   The Rev. George Sheehan, P.P., returns sincere thanks to Rev. John J. Murphy, for a donation of £10, towards the fund for completing the Church of Bantry.
   The Inmates of the Old Men's Asylum, Douglas-street, beg leave to return their best thanks for the following Christmas Donations :— To the Right Rev. Dr. Delany, £1 ; Messrs. Beamish and Crawford, £1 ; D. Leahy, Esq., (Shanakiel), £1 ; Sir William Hackett, Knt., £1 ; Sir John Gordon, Knt., £1 ; John Francis Maguire, Esq., M.P., 10s. ; Wm. Fagan, Esq., M.P., 10s. ; John Cotter, Esq., George Sherlock, Esq., 10s. Messrs. T. Lyons & Co., 10s. ; Messrs. Carmichael & Co., 10s. ; Messrs. Arnott & Co., 10s. ; Daniel Murphy, Esq., 10s. ; Sir Wm. Lyons, Knt., 10s. ; Felix Mullan, Esq., 5s. ; R. Perrot, Esq., 5s.
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The Cork Examiner, 14 January 1856
   A SOLDIER FLOGGED TO DEATH.—The correspondent of the Morning Herald, in his letter from the Crimea, dated December 24, says:—A private of the English Artillery has this week died under the lash at Balaklava. I beleive his offence was drunkenness. Be it so. Are there no roads to be made or mended? Are there no stones to be broken? Are there no round shot to be polished? Is it not better to stop grog than to stop life? Let your readers answer. My opinion is, that though in many cases, such as mutiny or desertion, flogging is admissable, it (now that the enemy does not harass us, now that men can well be spared for sentries over prisoners) is not the best punishment for drunkness. I shall not argue this question out now. I shall simply say that this private was made fast to the usual limber-wheel, that his state was apparently not one of health, that he was sentenced to receive, and did receive in full, fifty lashes, at the hands of the sergeant-farrier of the left siege-train at Balaklava Heights, and that, on being cast loose he fell to the ground like a log, there remained a short time, was carried to the hospital, and there died. I am told that this private belonged to the 8th company of the 7th battalion (Royal Artillery), but I have failed as yet to learn his name. He died on Sunday morning (yesterday,) having been flogged on Saturday, after the departure of the last mail from Balaklava ; and I think that the War-office authorities ought to investigate the case. Men are men, and must not be treated as beasts' for which latter we have at least, a “Martin's Act.”
   SALE OF A WIFE.—A short while ago Mr. Robert Rhodes was united in the bonds of matrimony with a Miss Eastham, of Longridge, but the marriage was unfortunate. Both parties very soon forgot their vows “to love and cherish,” for shortly after they relinquished the fascination of each other's charms and separated. Since this event they have both lived in private lodgings. To bring the marriage knot to a solution, the husband, on Monday last, publicly led his wife through the streets of the village in a halter, offering her for sale, when being viewed by one and examined by another, she was ultimately, after a little higgling, “knocked down” for twenty shillings. The purchaser was a Mr. George Banks, who quietly, but gallantly, seized the halter, and drew her away. What next?—Preston Chronicle.
   FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT IN A CHAPEL.—The Sligo Chronicle has the following:—According to established custom the inhabitants of this district repaired in large numbers on Christmas morning to the parish chapel at Maugherrow. The attendance was so great that upwards of 200 were unable to obtain admission. As offerings to the priest are always taken at Christmas, it was determined, for the convenience of collection, that entrance to the chapel should be obtained by one door only. The collection far exceeded any sum contributed for years past, as the independant farmers, and indeed all the parishioners, were determined to testify their thankfulness for an abundant harvest and good prices by contributing liberally to their parish priest. When prayers were about to commence, the chapel was crowded to excess, and at the moment, while the people were on their knees, the gallery, which was crowded to excess, gave a sudden crash, threatening to sink under the great weight. A scene of wild confusion followed, while the shrieks of women and shouts of men filled the entire building. Several were trampled down in the rush to get out, and as only one door was open, few were able to get through. Instantly the windows were broken to get out, and men and women, in a state of frenzy, jumped through, regardless of consequences. A more painful scene was never witnessed. The two poor men, who acted as collectors, were much injured, one of whom, named O'Brien, received serious injury of the back, as he was absolutely walked over. Several women also sustained serious injuries ; but no one, providentially, was killed ; although it was miraculous how all escaped. Immediately upon hearing of the accident Sir Robert Gore Booth sent his carriage and horses to remove the unfortunate sufferers ; and O'Brien had to be rolled in a flannel, humanely sent by Sir Robert, before he could be removed. The poor man is now under the care of Dr. Hamilton, the dispensary physician, and it is hoped he will recover from his injuries. It is intended to build a new chapel forthwith at Maugherrow.
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The Cork Examiner, 16 January 1856
   The Headley Estate has long been looked upon with justice as one of the best managed in this country. The tenants are comfortable and contented, and the land is every day increasing in value, from the encouragement afforded to occupiers to reclaim what was before barren and unproductive. The valley of Glenbegh, at one time remarkable for its uncultivated wildness, and the ignorance and destitution of its population, has been aptly styled by a recent traveller “The Happy Valley,” and presents a notable instance of that spirit of improvement which is not confined to this locality, but is general on all the Headley property.
   All this is to be ascribed to the proprietor's just appreciation of the duties inseperable from the possession of large property, and a steady purpose to do good.
   In the general management of her estates Lady Headley has been must [sic] ably seconded by her admirable agent, Mr. Andrew Talbot, who, by his untiring energy, has made himself acqauinted with the necessities of the tenantry and their remedies.
   It is because Lady Headley always resides at home among her people that these results have been obtained, and that her Christmas charities have always been so very munificent.
   Money and clothing and meat were distributed during the last Christmas holidays, with a profusion never before equalled at Aghadoe House—her Ladyship believing that “while we are in this world we are bound to do all the good we can.”
   May this generous and good lady be long spared to give vitality to this noble settlement! [sic] —Tralee Chronicle.
   THE LADIES' LAW OF LEAP YEAR.—It may, perhaps, be interesting to all young ladies who are not already aware of the important fact, that leap year empowers them to do something more than “pop the question.” I am informed by a fair friend, that, if in the course of the ensuing year of 1856—which is a leap year—she should so far forget herself as to suggest a union between herself and a bachelor acquaintance, who should be uncivil enough to decline her proposal, she could, thereupon, demand from him the gift of a new silk dress. But to claim this dress with propriety, she must, at the time of asking, be the wearer of a scarlet petticoat, which, or the lower portion of which, she must exhibit to the gentleman, who, by the law of leap year, is compelled to present to the lady the dress that shall cover the petticoat, and assuage her displeasure at the rejection of her proposals. This item of feminine folk lore may prove exceedingly useful to the male readers of “Notes and Queries,” in putting them upon their guard during the forthcoming leap year ; for it is not, probably, without a determined significancy that the wearing of scarlet petticoat is made one of the chief novelties in ladies' dresses for this winter season. Indeed, it may reasonably be inferred that the ladies' law of leap year is about to be inflicted upon the gentlemen in its most expensive silk dress form ; and that the assumption of those scarlet petticoats is merely the initiatory step to a sterner process.—Notes and Queries.
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The Cork Examiner, 28 January 1856
   His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to appoint the undernamed gentlemen to the office of High Sheriff for the following counties of cities and town, in the year 1856:—
   Carlow—Peter Fitzgerald, Esq., Knight of Kerry, Ballywilliam, Bagnalstown.
   Clare—Francis Gore, Esq., Tyredagh Castle, Tulla
   Cork—Alexander M'Carthy, Esq., Currymount, Buttevant.
   Cork City—Sir William Lyons, Cork.
   Drogheda County Town—John M'Cann, Esq., Beaumont, Drogheda.
   Dublin County—Thomas Baker, Esq., Courtlough, Balbriggan.
   Dublin City—James West, Esq., College-green.
   Galway—Stephen Roche, Esq., Rye Hill, Monives.
   Galway County Town—Ambrose Rush, Esq., Taylor Hill, Galway.
   Kerry County—Richard Chute, Esq., Chute Hall, Tralee.
   Kildare—Edward M. O'Ferrall, Esq., Kildangan, Monasterevan.
   Kilkenny—Arthur Kavanagh, Esq., Borris House, Borris.
   Kilkenny City—Edward Mulhallan, Esq., Seville Lodge, Kilkenny.
   King's County—William G. D. Nesbitt, Esq., Thubberdaly House, Edenberry.
   Limerick County—John White, Esq., Belmont, Castleconnell.
   Limerick City—Helenus White, Esq., George's-street, Limerick.
   Meath—Christopher A. Nicholson, Esq., Belrath, Kells.
   Queen's—The Hon. Henry Flower, The Castle, Durrow.
   Roscommon—Arthur O'Connor, Esq., Elphin House, Elphin.
   Tipperary—Edward Bagwell Purefoy, Esq., Greenfield, Tipperary.
   Waterford—Sir John Henry Kane, Bart., Cappoquin House, Cappoquin.
   Waterford City—Joseph D. Lapham, Esq., Newtown, Waterford.
   Westmeath County—Sir Benjamin Chapman, Bart., Killue Castle, Athboy.
   Wexford—Wm. Bolton, Esq., Island, Kilmucridge.
   Wicklow—Andrew Byrne, Esq., Croneyburne, Rathdrum.
   LOSS OF LIFE ON THE SOUTH WESTERN COAST.— PLYMOUTH, WEDNESDAY EVENING.—A waterman's boat with seventeen persons on board, bound from Mutton Cove, Devonport, to her Majesty's ship Exmouth, in Plymouth Sound, accidentally upset on “the Ridge,” and Mr. Bateman, paymaster of the Exmouth, three marine artillerymen, and one seaman were drowned. The other fourteen were picked up by the boat of her Majesty's ship Sanapareil, which was near at the time of the accident. Mr. Anderson, the surgeon, and Mr. Warper, the assistant-surgeon, of the Exmouth, were amongst the number of those who were recovered. The boat was overloaded, and not in good condition.

   FATAL ACCIDENT FROM THE INCAUTIOUS USE OF FIRE ARMS.—On Friday last, two brothers, named James and Henry M'Gettigan, of the respective ages of eighteen and thirteen, who resided about four miles from Strabane, took each a gun and proceeded in the direction of the river Foyle, for the purpose of shooting water-fowl. Near a place called the Grange, Henry, the younger lad, passed over a fence of wooden paling, which the elder brother was in the act of passing, when some portion of the wood unhappilly came into contact with the trigger of the gun which he was carrying, and which was at half cock, when the gun exploded, and lodged the contents of the charge (heavy shot) in the back of the younger lad, who was about four yards in advance, in a direct line, causing a frightful wound. So close was he at the time to the instrument of destruction, that the wadding lodged in the wound, burning the unhappy youth, who expired about six o'clock on the following morning. An inquest was held on the body on Saturday morning, by Dr. Hamilton, of Ballyfatton, coroner for the district, when a verdict of accidental death was returned.
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