On the night of the 11th May at approximately 10:45pm the hall porter, Timothy Mahony (my ancestor!), states that he saw Mrs. Gamble come out of her room and go into the room occupied by Mr. Guy, she did not knock and Timothy Mahony did not see her leave again.
Molly Murphy, a housemaid in the Hydro, stated that on the 8th of May and the 11th of May she was told by Mrs. Gamble to bring Mrs. Gamble’s hairbrushes from her room into Mr. Guy’s room.
The barrister presenting the petition on behalf of Charles gamble was able to present a series of telegram communication between the lovers, it would seem that Charles Gamble was in a position to hire a detective to investigate his errant wife as the detail presented is rather compelling. I can’t but help wonder how wonderful it would be to be able to access the potential treasure trove of sent telegrams from St. Ann’s Hill Hydro.
Telegrams from Queenstown to Ida at the Hydro on the 7th of May 1904 “Delayed, important business, perhaps manage”.
The following day, 8th of May 1904, another message from Queenstown to Ida “Not possible today, but possibly tomorrow by 9.35 or 1.30 train” and then later the same day “Can manage 9.35 tomorrow same place”.
On the 9th of May, in the early morning, just before 08.30am, “Biking in from here, arriving Castle about 10 o’clock”; later that morning “Will meet at 3.25 at Cork, bring wheels” and then the final telegram the same day “Meet me if fine, Leemount, 2.30, if wet, Hydro, 3”.