|ENCOUNTER AT KILCASH|
TWO MEN KILLED AND
| A column of national troops encountered about 80 men at Kilcash on Sunday at 1 p.m., who had a Lewis gun and a Thompson gun and occupied positions on the slopes. The attack lasted for three hours. The national troops had three men slightly wounded, and their opponents had two killed Bennett, of Ballingarry, and Butler, of Castlejohn, Grangemockler. They were seen carrying away four wounded men. Darkness setting in, they divided into three sections, covering their retreat by lighting furze bushes as a screen. Eleven prisoners were taken.
On Sunday evening as a result of the week-end sweeping operations the following prisoners were brought to ClonmelAndrew Corbett, Mardyke, Killenaule ; Thomas Carroll, Fethard ; John Smith, Garryguile; Fethard ; Joseph Gorman, Fethard ; T. White, Tullacussane ; E. King, The Green, Fethard ; Thomas Butler, Ballinamult ; James Hearn, Knockboy ; Michael Morrissey, Ballydoyle ; Thomas Tyrrel, Valley, Fethard ; Patrick Ryan, Fethard. The prisoners had no arms, but despatches were found on two of them, advising men to dump arms for the present, as that national columns were in too strong force.
|SERIES OF ATTACKS|
FIRING AT AND BOMBING
BARRACKS AND PATROLS.
| After a period of quietness Wicklow town and district at the close of last week were disturbed by determined and prolonged attacks upon the positions held by national forces and upon patrols. On Friday night the telegraph wires at Newcastle were extensively cut, thus cutting the town off from Dublin and Bray, as well as delaying the train service.|
|RAIDS BY ARMED MEN.|
| A party of troops in South-East Galway on Saturday captured in the Aughrim, Kiltormer, and Cappatagle districts, men who are known to have engaged in road-cutting and raids in these districts. They were brought to Galway on Monday, and lodged in the County Jail.
Four armed men raided Claregalway Post-Office on Saturday at 3 a.m., made an exhaustive search of the place, and took away a quantity of papers, ten shillings in silver and coppers, and a date stamp. They also smashed the telephone box, a hammer apparently being used in the operation.
Armed men raided the Tuam goods train at Ballyglunin Station on Monday night, and took a large quantity of whiskey, tobacco, and bacon. The goods stores were also looted.
| News of a fierce engagement between national troops and armed men in the mountain district between Carrowkennedy and Leenane has reached Castlebar. The remains of Sergeant Carter, a native of Sligo, passed through Castleton on Monday, he having been killed in the fighting in that district. It is stated that the national troops are advancing from Mayo and Galway, hemming in their opponents.|
|ARRESTS BY NATIONAL TROOPS.|
| A Mission tent at the gate of the parish church, Youghal, was broken into on Monday night, and some money and religious objects were taken, the latter being thrown around.
National troops operating in the West Water road on Monday evening captured Patrick O'Reilly and M. Fitzgerald, two prominent local leaders, near Clashmore. Other bodies of national troops operating in East Cork effected further important captures yesterday in the neighbourhood of Ladybridge, including William O'Connell, J. M. Buckmaster, James Russell, and a man named Mulcahy.
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| Kevin Mulderry, L.D.S., has returned to 136 St. Stephen's Green, W.
| TO LADIES.Elastic Stockings, Belts, and Medical Appliances. Special department for ladies on 1st floor. Female attendant.Fannin and Co., 41 Grafton st.||
| Switzer's wonderful exhibition of new and novel Toys and dainty, useful Giftsopen on lower ground floor.Grafton street.
Magnificent Collection of Yuletide Gifts at Holmes', George's street.
Matron's evening gown in black chiffon velvet, with inserted panels of black and silver broché, 9½ gns., at Slyne's, Ltd., 71 Grafton street.
Sports suits at Slyne's, Ltd. Spacious new department. Wool cardigan and skirt, 49s. 6d. at Slyne's, Ltd., 71 Grafton street.
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| Young Ladies' and Children's Coats and Dresses are most attractive at M'Birney's.
The Mansfield Sisters are showing exclusive Dance and Afternoon Frocks at moderate prices. 28 Wicklow street.
Oriental GoodsJapanese White Silk, Trays, Mats, 6 ft. x 9. Venetian Bead Chains from 4s. 6d. 11 to 5. 19 Kildare street.
COURT AND PERSONAL
| Lady Beatrix Wilkinson received the Queen on Monday, when, attended by Lady Bertha Dawkins, Her Majesty inspected Titania's Palace, which is now being exhibited in London. The Queen showed much interest in the palace and its furnishing.|
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| Prince Axel of Denmark, who escorted the Empress Marie of Russia on her journey to England, has now returned to Copenhagen. It is understood that the Empress will remain with Queen Alexandra for a considerable time, and will spend Christmas with her at Sandringham. The Crown Princess of Rumania and Princess Irene of Greece have arrived at Palermo, where they will spend the winter.|
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| The Duke of Montrose has arrived in London from Scotland, and the Duke of Richmond and Gordon is expected to leave Gordon Castle at the end of this week for London. The Earl of Sefton has returned to London from shooting with the Duke of Westminster, and the Countess of Sefton, who is at Croxteth Hall, will join him on Friday. Lord Tweedmouth, the Earl and Countess of Powis, and Countess Heredia-Spinola are among the recent arrivals in London. The Hon. John and Mrs. Fortescue are expected in London this week on their return from New York.|
| The following claims for damage to, and destruction of property have been received by the Irish Government:|
|Mrs. M. Browne, Newckduff, Meelin, Co. Cork||£1,800|
|W. Brosnan, Cloghavoola, Rathanny, Co, Kerry||1,500|
|D. Carroll, Shronebecha, Banteer, Co. Cork||1,164|
|T. Sullivan, Kingwilliamstown, Co. Cork||984|
|Irish Lights' Office, Dublin (damage caused in attempt to sink the Alexandra)||578|
|J. D. Benner, Castle street, Tralee||532|
|J. O'Brien, Drumalone, Kanturk, Co. Cork||503|
|Captain C. A. Blake, The Barracks, Gort, Co. Galway||500|
|Mrs. A. Tooher, Killaun, Killyon, Birr||250|
|D. D. Curtin, Newmarket, Co. Cork||250|
| Claims for personal injury include the following:|
|J. Traynor, Strand street, Kanturk, Co. Cork||£1,000|
|Rae Walker, Black Abbey, Adare, Co. Limerick||500|
|Miss E. M. Walshe, Black Abbey, Adare||500|
|W. F. Walker, Black Abbey, Adare||500|
|J. Browne, Newckduff, Meelin, Co. Cork||400|
|B. Noonan, Niskean, Co. Cork||400|
| The following claims are for property seized:|
|Messrs. A. Guinness, Son and Co., Ltd.||£656|