3 APRIL 1920, Page 1

was a Circle Meeting of the Irish Republican Brotherhood at

Cork attended by the Lord Mayor, Mr. Thomas MacCurtain, and other prominent persons. At this meeting several members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood were expelled lied from the organization. One of those expelled was shot at when leaving the meeting. Two nights later Mr. MacCurtain himself was murdered. This bears out our speculation of last week that it would probably be found that Mr. MacCurtain WWI murdered by Sinn Feiners themselves. The history of secret murder societies shows that a point is invariably reached where an internal panic sets in and the members of the societies begin .to suspect one another. The suspicions may of course be quite unfounded, but none the less those who are suspected are marked down to be removed.