6 AUGUST 1921, Page 1

The murder of Mrs. Lindsay in the South of Ireland

and the callous explanation made by one of the Sinn Fein leaders who calls himself Minister of Defence have been much before the public this week. The murder seems to have been as ruthless and as cruel as that of Miss Cavell. We cannot give any better proof of the genuineness of our desire not to inter- fere with the Government's efforts for peace than our reticence in regard to this crime. Though, in our opinion, almost every step that the Government has taken in Ireland has been wrong, we will not shoulder the responsibility of interfering where interference could not be of any practical use and might easily make things even worse than they are.