The Cork Examiner, 2 March 1865
   The latest fashion of British life is reported by those who have had the opportunity of proving the fact to be the wearing by ladies of stockings of different colours —one leg of pink, the other of blue. It is a Parisian freak of fashion, and a truly curious one, which many would think more honoured in the breach than in the observance.
FOOLISH YOUTHS.—Last week four boys, the eldest aged ten, ran away from a ladies' school at New Brighton, having made up their minds to walk to Nollington, on the Chester and Birkenhead Railway, there to bivouac in the woods, in imitation of Robin Hood and his merry men. They were to earn a living by making baskets, and were armed with a catapult, with which they intended to procure food in the shape of small birds. Among them they had four postage stamps and a penny. As they trudged towards Birkenhead a rain storm came on, and by the time they reached that town their courage had failed, and they determined to cross the river to Liverpool. No sooner had they landed on the stage than they were captured by a policeman, who had been put on the alert by friends of the adventurers, and were conveyed home, thoroughly disgusted with their escapade.—Liverpool Albion. [see 8 March 1865]

   February 26, at Glenarm Castle, the Countess of Antrim, of a daughter.
   February 24, at Torquay, the wife of Norman Fitzgerald Uniacke, Esq., of a son.

   February 28, at the Church of St. Patrick's, Cork, by the Rev. D. O'Keeffe, C.C., John, son of Hugh Keller, Esq., of Kanturk, to Hannah Mary, second daughter of Jeremiah Lane, Esq., Gurteenbaha House, Kanturk.
   February 28 by the Rev. Denis Forrest, cousin to the bride, assisted by the Very Rev. Canon Foley, Mr. Michael Ahern, Droumasmole, to Ann, third daughter of Mr. Thomas Forrest, Clogheen, Blarney.
   February 28, at the Roman Catholic Church, Grana, Ballingarry, county Limerick, by the Rev James Enright, P.P., James, youngest son of Denis M'Carthy, Shandrum, Charleville, to Mary, fourth daughter of David Bennett, Graigcurra.
   February 27, at the Church of St. Andrew, Westland-row, by the Rev. John Langan, P.P., Ardrath, Richard, second son of the late James Murray, Esq., of Garritstown, to Ellen, daughter of the late Peter Magrane, Esq., of Hilltown, county Meath.
   February 28, at the Church of St. Andrew, Westland-row, by the Rev. Patrick Duggin, P.P., of Corofin, Michael Nolan, Esq., of Ballybanagher, county of Galway, to Margaret Josephine, eldest daughter of the late James Lynch, Esq., of Windfield, in the same county.

   February 27, after a well-spent life, at the residence of her nephew, Uniacke R. Mackay, Margaret Josephine, relict of the late Michael Mackay, of Ballyroberts Castle, in this county, Esq., aged 73 years.
   At Liss Cottage, Sneem, county Kerry, on the 27th ultimo, David Jermyn, Esq., aged 75, much and deeply regretted by a large circle of friends.
   February 24, at his residence, Corbally, Limerick, Edmund Gabbett, Esq., J.P., and Secretary to the County Grand Jury. Mr. Gabbett was Mayor of Limerick in 1858.
   February 28, at 27, Mecklenburgh-street, Dublin, Mr. James M'Garvie, aged 34 years.
   February 25, at the residence of Michael Thunder, Esq., Lagore, county Meath, Charlotte Mary, relict of William Sweetman, Esq., Raheny House, county Dublin, at an advanced age.
   February 24, at his residence 139, Church-street, Dublin, Mr. James Willis, aged 56 years.
   February 24, at 24, Eccles-street, Dublin, James Fitzsimon, Esq., aged 63 years.
   February 25, at 2, South Frederick-street, Dublin, Mr. James Kinsella, aged 80 years.
   February 28, at his residence, 9, Pembroke-place, William M'Dermott Fitzgibbon, Esq., only son of the late Peter Fitzgibbon, Esq., Crown Solicitor, Roscommon.
   February 27, at 123, Stephen's-green, Mr. John Evans, aged 69 years, for 35 years the faithful servant of the Royal College of Surgeons.—R.I.P.
   February 27, at his residence Anne Ville, Cullenwood, Mr. Edward Cooney, in the 51st year of his age.
   February 25, at Greenisland, Belfast, the Venerable James Smith, Archdeacon of Connor.
   February 15, at Switzerland, the celebrated Father Theodosius, founder of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, the great preacher and Missioner Apostolic. He died suddenly, on the 16th, from a fit of apoplexy at Sleiden, in the Canton of Appensell, where he was passing. He was but 57 years of age.
   February 27, at Mount Tallant Terrace, Harold's-cross, John Martin, Esq.

WANTS a SITUATION as STEWARD, or UNDER STEWARD, a Young Man, who learned farming in all its branches for two years at Glasnevin. He also understands the cultivation of a Kitchen Garden. Character very good. Apply to EDWARD HOARE REEVES, Esq., Castle Keven, Mallow.
March 1st, 1865.
   ARRIVEDOlimpo, Kaskman, Odessa, maize ; City of London steamer, Petrie, Liverpool, general, and left for New York ; Veritas, Luscovitch, Kustendje, maize ; Der Ringende Jacob, Wallis, Odessa, maize ; Mir Ringende, Herglitz, Kustendje, maize.
   SAILEDMinna, Heeren, Bremen, sugar ; Eden, Kother, Limerick, grain ; Boston Vale, Marshall, Greenock, sugar.
(By Magnetic Telegraph.)
March 2nd, 1865.—Wind N.W. strong
The brig Judith, of Aberdeen, from Sunderland to Guadaloupe, put in with loss of stanchions, main yard and galley.

NARROW ESCAPE OF HER MAJESTY.—On Sunday last he Majesty had a miraculous escape from being crushed to death by the falling of a huge elm tree in the Home Park. Her Majesty was taking an airing on her favourite little Scotch pony, and proceeding through the tall avenue of elms at Windsor known as Queen Elizabeth's ride, the pony being led by a gillie, and a groom following at a short distance, when fortunately and providentially, the servant observed one of the large trees falling immediately over her Majesty. The groom called out loudly, and her Majesty, made aware of the danger by this timely alarm, escaped being crushed beneath the tree by a few yards only. —Clare Journal.

   At a carnival supper given by the Princess Doria at Rome, the centre dish was a boiled sturgeon, seven feet long, flanked by two roasted pheasants, with their plumage on and their tails spread like flabella.

POPULATION OF SCOTLAND.—According to the tenth report of the Registrar-General for Scotland, just issued, the population of that kingdom, estimated to the middle of July, 1864, was 3,118,701. The births were 112,445, being in the ratio of 3.60 per cent. to the population, and among them 11,069, or 9.8 per cent., were illegitimate. The deaths were 74,303, and the marriages 22,675. These numbers are respectively in the ratio of 2.35 and 0.72 per cent. to the population.

Mr. JOHN C, O'REARDON, V.C., in the chair.
OTHER guardians present—Messrs. Thomas Galwey, J.P. ; Henry Leahy, J.P. ; John Brennan, Corns. Murphy, Thos. R. Wilson, John Dumas, Thomas H. Talbot, Denis Courdane, Bartholomew O'Connor and D. Mahony, J.P.
   STATE OF THE HOUSE.—Remaining at close of previous week, 488 ; admitted during the week, 15 ; born 0—total, 503 ; discharged during the week, 12 ; died, 4 ; remaining in the workhouse at close of last week, 487 ; corresponding week last year, 528 ; do. in 1860, 311 ; present number in workhouse hospital, 134 ; do. in fever hospital and chargeable to the Guardians, 5 ; do. on outdoor relief, 41.
   Cost of out-door relief for the week, £3 13s. 0d. Cost of provisions and necessaries consumed during the week, £56 19s. 6d. General average cost, 2s. 6d. ; hospital, 2s. 9d. ; hall, 1s. 11¾d. Lodged with the Treasurer during the week by the Collector, Mr. Henry Curtayne, £57 4s. 7d. ; lodged by the Collector, Mr. Patrick Murphy, £41 1s. 11d. ; paid by the Treasurer during the week, £130 6s. 1d. ; balance in favour of the guardians, £1,021 14s. 7d. ; amount of rates remaining uncollected, £481 0s. 8d.
   There were 7 provisional admissions since the last meeting of the guardians, and 10 persons admitted to the workhouse on this day.
   Two persons were granted out-door relief, it appearing that each of them was quite destitute and so exhausted by disease, as to render their removal to the workhouse dangerous to life—as certified by the medical officers of the dispensary districts in which they respectively reside.
   A blind boy, who has lately become an inmate of the workhouse, applied to be sent to Dublin to an industrial school for the blind, the guardians to pay for his maintenance and instruction therein. His application was granted and the Clerk directed to take the necessary steps for the purpose.
   Some applications for assistance to emigrate were rejected ; the Board having passed a resolution at their last meeting to the effect that no further sums be granted out of the present rate for emigration purposes.
   After transacting the ordinary business, the Board adjourned.

   Richard W. Goold Adams, Esq., of Jamesbrook, has accepted the invitation of Henry Lavallen Puxley, Esq., High Sheriff, to act as Foreman of the Grand Jury at the coming Spring Assizes for the County of Cork.
FATAL GUN ACCIDENT.—A very distressing accident occasioned by the incautious use of fire-arms, which resulted in the death of a fine little boy, named Daniel M'Mahon, occurred near the village of Inch on Saturday morning last. The deceased and his two elder brothers, aged respectively nine and 13 years, were out with a gun shooting crows. Some dispute arose between the two elder boys as to which of them should have the next shot, and they proceeded to wrest the loaded gun from each other, when by some means or other, the gun was discharged, and the muzzle at the time being unfortunately pointed towards the deceased, who was standing close by, the whole contents of the barrel were lodged in the poor little fellow's body, causing instant death.—Clare Journal.
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The Cork Examiner, 8 March 1865
LETTER FROM A PENITENT SHOOLBOY.—In our last impression we gave an account of the adventures of four runaway schoolboys. Since then the following penitential letter has been received by the mama of one of them. :— “——, Feb. 25, 1865. My dear Mama,—I am very sorry to say I ran away from school. We were out for a walk on Wednesday afternoon. I and three other boys got behind the red noses ; then, as soon as the other boys had gone on a little way, we ran over the sand hills and past Mr. M——'s, over the iron bridge, and into Birkenhead. One of us then thought of selling his top coat. We all agreed. I forgot to tell you that before we crossed the iron bridge I had a penny in my top coat pocket that I picked up on Sunday on the ground. Another of us had five postage stamps. We changed them at a little shop, and got four large biscuits, which cost twopence. Another had a farthing ; he bought two small biscuits. When we got to Birkenhead we asked for marine stores. One of us had a little pistol to fire percussion caps ; but they would not buy it. Then we went to a tailor to sell the top coat. No ; he would not buy it ; told us to porn [sic] it next door. We went in, but he would not porn it. We then went back again to the next marine store (not the same one). He would not buy it ; so we went to the same one ; but they said they would buy nothing off us ; so we went to a toyshop to try to sell either a whistle or pistol. She bought the pistol for threepence. We then went to buy bread. We got a 1½lb. loaf of bread, as well as a 1d. muffin. Then we went to the landing-stage ; went over to town in the Chester. As we were going down to the ferry we tried to sell a stick. A man tried it ; it was two [sic] big for him, so he would not take it. When we got to town we went to the waiting-room for a drink of water. Then, as we were walking about the stage, such a funny policeman came and said, 'What boat are you going by?' We said, none ; we have just come from Birkenhead. Then he said, 'You're just the boys I am looking for. You rund [sic] away from school ; follow me ; come this way. Some one has been looking for you all over the town.' Then he took us to Miss ——, who was waiting for us on the stage. We then went on to the New Brighton boat. Papa was waiting for us on the New Brighton stage. He took me and another boy up to Burton's car. Then they all got in except me and papa. We all as soon as we got here went into the study, where Miss —— sent us a cup of hot tea and some bread. I must now conclude.—I remain your affect. son, JOHN.—Liverpool Albion.
   The capital sentence is to be commuted in the case of Polliono, the Italian.

A GENEROUS ACT.—We understand that Lord Bessborough has given directions to Mr. John Richardson to expend over £200 in improving the residence of the parish priest of Piltown, on his lordship's estate. This is an act worthy of example. We feel convinced that the painstaking Mr. Richardson will seek [sic] the work properly carried out.—Waterford News.
EXTRAORDINARY ELOPEMENT.—It has seldom been our lot to announce a more painful desertion of a wife and child than a man named Gregory has been guilty of. The guilty man, James William Gregory, lived at Meadow place, Youlgreave, near Bakewell, and with him lived his wife, her mother and his child. On Tuesday week he eloped with a girl named Mary Ann Oldfield, who resided at Over Haddon, and with whom Gregory was well acquainted before his marriage. Gregory who availed himself of the chance of appropriating £2,000 belonging to his mother and sister, eloped on the day named, and in the most cruel manner not only stripped his mother and his wife of their rightful heritage, but absolutely broke open the savings' box of his child and carried off its contents. It is conjectured that the cruel fellow has escaped to America, but we trust he will be overtaken and brought back to justice.—Derbyshire Courier.
ADVENTURES OF A SQUIRREL.—One day last week a well known medical gentleman was proceeding through a very respectable street, when a servant girl rushed out of a house and excitedly begged him to come to the assistance of her mistress. He instantly complied, and on entering the house heard shrill screams. Supposing that the lady's clothes were on fire, he proceeded to take off his coat for the purpose of extinguishing the flames. Fortunately, however, the cause was not so serious. The lady he found in the yard, dancing about in a frantic state of alarm, exclaiming that some animal was up her clothes ; and she urgently implored the doctor to remove it. He hesitated to do so, not knowing what sort of animal it might be, and fearing he might be bitten. Eventually, however, he made an examination, and found that a squirrel had taken refuge on the lady's person above her waist, and was holding on to her by its claws. With some difficulty the animal was removed, but not until it had inflicted some scratches on the lady's person. It would appear that the squirrel had escaped from a neighbour, and had hidden among some old bottles in the yard, when, seeing the lady, it had rushed to her for warmth.—Albion.
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