DEAD MAN LABELLED
SHOT AS SPY.
| The body of a man named William Aherne, aged 30, was found at Bishopstown, near Cork, at about 9.30 o'clock on Tuesday evening. On the body was a label inscribed, Shot as spy.I.R.A. Aherne was a native of the district. The body was brought by national soldiers into Cork Hospital. A military inquiry will be held.|
|FIGHT NEAR MACROOM.|
| A successful action by national forces against a large concentration of Republicans is reported from Carriganimmy, between Macroom and Millstreet. On Monday an armoured car left Macroom for Millstreet. On the return journey the road was found to be blocked, and an officer sent a wireless message to Macroom, from which soldiers were despatched in the direction of Millstreet. They found that the Republicans, who are believed to have been under command of Sean Moylan, M.P., were encamped in strong positions.
Both sections of the national Army arrived at Carriganimmy about the same time and engaged the Republicans. After two hours' fighting the Republicans retreated across country. They were pursued for some distance and scattered. Their exact loses are unknown, but it is believed that they were heavy. On the other hand, the national troops had one casualtyCaptain McDermott, wounded.
Yesterday afternoon, shortly after two o'clock, the Coburg street branch of the Provincial Bank, Cork, was raided by armed men, who got away with a considerable sum of money.
The barracks at Glanmire, near Cork, was attacked from three points on Tuesday night. The troops replied to the fire of the Republicans, who retreated after an exchange of shots. During the attack a girl was wounded, but only very slightly. The garrison suffered no casualties.
The telegraph wires between Killeagh and Youghal having been cut on Tuesday night, the 9 o'clock morning train from Youghal arrived in Cork considerably over an hour late. The wires between Fermoy and Cork were also cut on Tuesday night, with the result that there was yesterday no telegraphic or telephonic communication with Fermoy.
WORKHOUSE BURNED DOWN
BY ARMED MEN
| Clogheen Workhouse, County Tipperary, was burned down during Tuesday night. National troops who were stationed in the town left on Sunday night. Early yesterday morning armed men entered the town and set the building ablaze. Recently the boys of the Borstal Institution were transferred from Clonmel to Clogheen. The armed men put the boys in one part of the building while the other parts were fired. It is stated that the Workhouse chapel and hospital were saved.||
|GUARDS AS CAPTIVES.|
COMMANDANT O'MALLEY'S FEAT.
| After a tramp across mountains and moor and bog of over 50 miles area, Commandant O'Malley, who was captured during the attack on Clifden by Republicans on Sunday, November 5, together with Lieutenant Joyce, Captain Tolan, Cadet Daly, and Private Gorham, of the national army, reported to Oughterard yesterday morning with six of their Republican guards prisoners. The guards had been disarmed, and Commandant O'Malley and his officers assumed command. But the problem of rejoining the national troops was a difficult one, for since the re-capture of Clifden nine days before the Republicans were in control of the Joyce country, and were known to be in some strength on the Twelve Pins and the Maamturk Mountains, and the radial distance to Oughterard, the nearest national post, was well over 30 miles.
As darkness fell, however, the national soldiers, bringing with them their erstwhile guards as prisoners, set out on a tramp of at least fifty miles. Commandant O'Malley, who has an intimate knowledge of the wide stretches of Connemara, where he was born, was the guide. It was a glorious moonlight night, and stars gave the points of the compass.
With the danger of recapture ever hanging over them, and six prisoners in their hands, the little party struck a south-west trail across the heather tracks, and when dawn broke yesterday they struck the main road to Oughterard.
At nine o'clock five bearded men (they had nine days' growth of hair upon their faces), with rifles slung, and six weary prisoners presented themselves to the national garrison at Oughterard. The Republican prisoners whom they had brought back for a distance of fifty miles are Captain William King, Captain Patrick Toole, Lieutenant Joe Barrett, and three privates named William Murphy, John Keane, and John Herwood.
Hungry, foot-sore, and exhausted, their only food throughout the night had been obtained in mountain huts.
The captors and the captured were given a good square meal, and a little later they proceeded on their way to Galway, where the prisoners were lodged in the local jail.
DEAD MAN'S WIFE TELLS HER STORY.
| Dr. O'Hart held an inquest on Frank Scanlon, creamery manager, Cloonacool, Tubbercurry, who was shot on Monday morning by a raiding party of national troops.
Mrs. Scanlon, wife of the deceased man, stated that when a knock came to the door at 2.30 a.m. her husband looked out of the window, and was told to open the door quick, or he would be made. He said, Don't, don't. She went down and opened the door, and her husband rushed out of the back door. At the same time she heard two shots and an hour . . .