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THE SUN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1913.
MENDEL BEILIS TELLS
OF TORTURES IN JAIL
Spent- Morn Tlmn Ton Months
in Solitary Coiifimwnrnt
in Ki.-ff Prison.
BKATKX HY I'lllMIXtiltS
Jew Acrjuii t! of Ritual Mur
der" ;iii !; ilcscri lies Long
Diys of Suffering.
Pope Pius X. Celebrating Tenth Anniversary of His Coronation
SEE PEACE OFFER IN
PivlHto Intimates That Pope
Would Renounce Temporal
Cliiiins in lionic.
S NO IMIXI.U, FBOM VATICAX
j.(lilicss Holipvcd to Have Been
, Minli! in Itcply to King's
iptrial ('., reummUnet to Tur Si".
I.OKI1ON, Nov. 2S. -Mrllllel Jch. the
Jew who wnt recently acquitted at K,.rr
on tjm chnrKi- of ritual murder, kIvch'u
graphic tali, , IiIm nr.. In n ltUF.lnn J.ill.
After the doom m' ihc chli'f prlwm were
hut upon hlin, he my, he win mir
rounnVd by ofllc laN 'What an animal
Mid oiu -look at IiIh oyra. I'll allow you,
you dovll, how to l,a!(c l'uHsorr cnkcii
trlth Christian hlood.' "
The captive whs taken to a coll with
lty other prisoners. It wan damp, dark
and cold, with a cement floor. Ills fellow
prUonera were uu.irrcllliiK and crying
Ml swearlnc. t'rrarntly they lieean din.
tUMlnK the .lew ritual case, of which they
nlrtady knew, and ono of them. veettiK he
waa new to his surroundings tried to con
ol him. "You an- like Dreyfus, the Jow
. la France." he n.ild, "and you know Prey
fua was Innocent."
"At nluht." HUIIk fays, "I lay next to
a man in chain who was shortly going
to Siberia. 'Aren't oti afraid of sleeping
next to ire'." I iiuulu mistier; 'No, my
"'Hut I can sdraiiKle you with these
chains. Just see," he s.tld. He attempted
, to ahow me, when the otlnr prisoners in
terfered, telllm: lilin not to frighten me.
"This started a violent quarrel, In which
All took part, ending wall tint governor of
the prison appearing ami ordering nil to
pulnshment In a solitary cell for eight
I days on iiluck bread and water.
"At the e.vplrntlnn or that time I waa
taken to another cell containing thlrtv
men, all murderers and burglars. They
also knew about my case, and the ma
jority of them believed me Innocent.
"It was here I received tnv llrst hc.it-
i Ing. 1 sat clown on a siinll bench, when
a fellow prisoner struck ine In the f.tce,
bringing blood, and I began to crv. Tho
I governor appeantl, and noticed my swol-
' len face. He asked m.. niia ,n, n, nn,i
somo one pointed out thu man. The gov-
f ernor knocked him down, ami asked whv
"J?..0,1? 'i ',1,1""'' he killed a Christian
V child.' the man leplbtl,"
After anotber niontli of suffering a fel
low prisoner offered to write a letter for
i lilm to his wife, and as Hollls's glnsset
lind been taken away he ennsetlted
"As a result." Hellls ndils. "I was put
Into a separate cell four yaids long bv
thre wide. It was terribly cold and
damp, with an Iron table and bench, and n
,,. nmu near ine celling, from which 1
It was lmiossllle to see nn thing, eien'
I'"! '"ere una no mattress and no
bedclothes and I was almost frozen
"I walked the lloor for hours until,
finally exhausted. I fell on my bend.
or ten months I was in that awful eel
I suffered dreadfully, especially .luring
the long, cold winter moliths. My one
' longing was to see the sky, but. alas
tlrnt was impossible. M length oi. nr
iny feet became frostbitten and eventS'
ally they removed me to the prison li...
pltal. where I spent a mont'and a
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The service which was celebrated In
the Slstlno Chapel in commemoration of
the coronation of l'ope 1'lus X. ten years
age was the first public service which
the I'ontlff attended since his Illness in
last April. The ceremony was excep.
tlonally elaborate, as are nil thoso held
in the Slstlne Chapel. It wns at this
service that the I'ontlff objected to being
cheered by those present, a custom which
was sanctioned by his predecessors. It
was believed at trie time that the l'opc's
objection was based on political reasons, prayer. The l'ope seemed almost com
but the 1'nntlff later explained that hepletely recovered from hit lllncs. which
disapproved of cheering because he wished many In his entourage thought would end
the pilgrims to collect their thoughts lnln his death.
BARS MORGANATIC MARRIAGES.
KnalUh Lair Forbids Them, but So
ciety Has Xo Objection.
I.ONPON, Nov. 'JS. The visit of the
Archduke Kr.tneix Ferdinand ami his con
sort, the Duchess of llohenberg, has set 1
every one tnlklng of the ever fascinating!
subject of morganatic marriage.
Though morganatic marriages are noi 1
permitted by English law London has be
come familiar with the Idea by the resi
dence In this country of the Ornnd Kuke'
Michael and the Countess Torby. proml-
nent In London fashionable circles. The
Countess Torby herself Is the offspring
of another morganatic marriage: she Is
the daughter of the late 1'rlnce Nicholas
of Nassau and the Countess of Menenberg.
The latrt Duke of Teck, Queen Mary's
father, waa the only son of Duke Alexan
der of Wurtcmbcrg nnd his morganatic
wife, the Countess Claudlne Khedey.
Their married life was short, for the
bride died at the end of live years; but
It was believed In Wurtemberc to have
been Ideally happy, ami after the death
of liis wife Duke Alexander lived a
widower for nearly fifty years.
The present reigning Trlnce of I.Inne Is
also the eon of a morgnnatlc marriage.
though In his case, notwithstanding this
Impediment and In spite of the opposition
of a very exalted personage, he wns al
! lowed to succeed to the throne of the
f principality a living proof that morga
natic descent is not an absolute bar to
succession among tlerman royalty.
Aberdeen to Honor Bjiia.
Lonpon, Nov. IS. Aberdeen la to do
honor to Ilyron by erecting a statue to
his memory. Though he was bom In
Ixtndon In Holies street. Cavendish
Square the poet's early days were spent
In Aberdeen . and he was always proud
of his connection with the (.onions,
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A FOX.
ITnntera Hold Mark Ceremony at
Orare of Reynard.
Lowpon. Nov. 2S. In retaliation for the
shooting of a fox by a local farmer the
members of the Hlnnlngton Hunt held a
remarkable display at Sllngsly near
The fox had been killed and thrown Into
tho premises of Will Orant, ex-huntsman
of Lord Mlddleton's Hounds. The huntlnt
men. wearing crape b.inds, firt had a
mock run with the hounds, after which,
with dut solemnity, they Interred the car
case or ine rox. wane aome or tlieir num
ber fired a volley over the grave ami "The
Last I'ost" was sounded on the huntsman's
Coptd at the Booth I'ole.
liONPOK, Nor, 2. The tragedy of the,
Scott expedition has been followed by a
perfect eplelnmio of marriages and en
gagements among the survliois, Six or
seven of the naval petty otHcrs and men
of the Terra Nova have been married and
quite a number of others have became
engaged ainee their return from the polar
v rnbl rtittcK le Tnr.
Ih ..in. Pec. :. t the Catholln Con
gi s it- Milan till v:ce!t nn Important
' ..p e ,im made by the Arehbtehop nf
l'dl:ie, which Is belleied .here undoubtedly
t. Iu.m.' been inspired by the Vatloan.
it is rip.trded as having boon Intended
,i" n iepl to the King's speech C th
ic 't"f of Parliament.
Itercvrlng to tho relations of Ohuroh
State in Italy the Kln nald they
ti.re 'widely regulated by law In auoh
i w.n th.u while full religious liberty
ii allowed to the church It cannot Inter
I rev. with ttie functions of the State which
1 represent" tlte uulveraalltof cltlfcena and
Its ovei elrcnty must not etitrer any lim
itation," The Archbishop quoted theae words of
'e Ki'ig and attempted to refute the eon
i" ptlon of the nlieolute sovereignty ot
the St i,e The mof:t significant and lin
poiiont question touched on by tho Arcli
nishop tta, however, the Independence ot
the Pope. Ho Insisted that the Pontiff
-hu'ild enjoy a real, not a fictitious llb
c ti. that this Independence should amount
to siulcjiiomy The honorary iltlo of pre
iii pence and the privileges accorded to
the Pop" l y Italian law, guarantees such
.ir perio' n'l Inviolability and exemption
ttom iaxi. xiere, be went on, Insufficient,
a- thet mcic granted only by one State
l e tt,-e '."t pitmanent.
lie lontctided tbnt they should be
t; ,ii t"d liv nil the Powers nnd thus have
inn l.nt.oi'ai anction
if li e tntt of KUHiiintees regulating; the
Hi.itloiis between the Vatican and Hals',
v. hleh til" Popes have not ni cepted, could
i.i.i'le luternatloti.il, coticilUtlon
n" en It.ilv ai.d the Vatican would be pos
nn 'nip'irtanco of the Archbishop's
.,p i'Ii N uli vlints. If le- has been author
ized b.t the pop, to Imply tacit rnunc!a
t.on of th" Vatican's temporal claims in
Il.ine t uould constitut'i the first at
lempl evei made tnwatd a real solution of
the t ex, d question.
A Cardinal In the ronlldcnce of Pop
Plus iiiMiied th" coni'spondent of Titu
St'N that the speecli of the Archbishop
of I'dliie, ultliougli it Is not disapproved
by the Vatlcati, should not be construed
ns an attempt at conciliation. Its object
was, he said, to show that Italian Catho
lies, while upholding the necessity of th-i
Independence of tho Pope, are not striv
ing to restore Home to the l'ope us it
i possible to guarantee his Independence
even while Home continues to be tho
capital of Cnlted Italy.
Welsh Tobacco Crop aroma.
Lonkon, Nov. 2. A crop ft tobacio
harvested from riv teres) of land a'
Olasfryn. cileaanrganshlre. Is being cured
with peal nres, which have the effect of
producing the flavor desired in certain
kinds ot "heavy" tobaccos.
I The Christmas Sun Out Next Sunday 1
HOW NEW YORK WILL LOOK
PJIHIS is a section which shows you the city
as it will look a few years hence. It is
printed by THE SUN'S INTAGLIO proc
ess and is really a work of art which all
New Yorkers should possess. It includes a
splendid two page picture of New York
City's proposed Civic Centre. A beauti
fully printed INTAGLIO section, it
gives you an opportunity to become ac
quainted with the adopted plans for your
future city and you should, save it, as it has
a companion piece coming with the issue
of .The Sun on December 21.
A Perfection of Pictorial Printing
JULIAN HAWTHORNE'S STORY OF PRISON LIFE BEGINS
JT shows the convict as he is and what he undergoes; it makes the
reader feel what it is to be in jail and makes plain why our prison
systems fail to cure. The gifted son of Nathaniel Hawthorne has written
this story of prison life as he found it and lived it in the hope that it
may solve the problem of the convict. It will move and thrill and hold
you with the things it reveals and its literary excellence.
It begins with a vivid picture of life in the Tombs. The Devil's
Antechamber, Mr. Hawthorne renames it, and that is what you too
will call this grim, gray prison of tragic history after its doors have
been thrown open to you. This will be continued in eleven subsequent
issues of The Sunday Sun.
GEMS OF THE ART WORLD
A N eight page section devoted to real
gems of the art world, the subjects of
which are: "Flight Into Egypt," by Henri
Lerolle; "Arrival at Bethlehem," by Luc Oliver
Merson; "The Music Lesson," by J. A.
Muenier; "A Letter to Santa Claus," by A.
Schlomka; "The Awakening of Santa Claus,"
by I. A. Keller; "Arrival of the Shepherds,"
by H. Lerolle, and eight pictures, covering
two pages, which show scriptural scenes in
actual life, how the Palestine of to-day illus
trates the Bible.
These beautiful paintings have been se
lected for The Sun by a corps of experts, and
every picture is well worth the expense of a
frame and will make attractive additions to
your den or library.
LEAN CHRISTMAS FOR WALL STREET
HIS is going to be a cold and lean Christmas for the men
of Wall Street. Never has there been such a period
of stagnation. It is estimated that nearly 5,000 persons have
been dismissed by firms in order to retrench and it is
doubtful if any brokerage house in the Street has made any
money during the last two years. A man who has made a
thorough study of the situation tells you all about it in
The Sun next Sunday.
JF you are a pleasure loving man to-day you are condemned
by your neighbors, but it was not so 100 years ago, when
the men who made a profession of pursuing pleasure were
.condoned and respected. There is a page devoted to these
aristocrats in next Sunday's Sun which, illustrated by George
Cruikshank's screamingly funny pictures, is a treat.
GOOD CHRISTMAS FICTION
UfJIHE Mad Miss Maturin" is a delightful tale told by
Robert Barr it is brimful of simple unforced humor
and its breezy dialogues are refreshing. It deals with Lord
Stranleigh's adventures in America and he is called upon to
match his wits with Miss Maturin.
"Bringing the Fairies to Broadway," by Marie Louise
Van Saanen, is a Christmas story woven about a .man who
hated the world, hated people and hated things and a little
child who led him. It is a story to be read leisurely.
"The Accusing Coin" is the title of a poem by Edwin
Markham which is not only beautiful but carries and preaches
a sermon. These are but a few of the good things in The Sun's
PLEADS FOR UNIVERSAL PEACE
CJUPPOSING the owner of the great Krupp Gun Works at
Essen decided to discontinue the manufacture of war
weapons, and supposing that just at this time a great war
broke out between her country and England and then just
suppose that the Emperor well, Atherton Brownell has
weaved a play around Frau Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach,
who owns the famous gun works, in which he makes a strong
plea for universal peace. There has been a great demand for
a play of this kind and in "The Unseen Empire" both the
author and managers, Klaw 8s Erlanger, believe they have
the much sought for drama.
ARE you an apartment house Santa Claus? And are you
one of those who gather on the roof on Christmas eve?
There is a good laugh for you in a picture which F. Stroth
mann has drawn of the flat house Santa Claus.
Newspaper proprietors and editors from all over the world and thousands of rmrWc tv . u r it j
magnificent CHRISTMAS NUMBER last year. This year's CHRISTMAS I NUMBER wm c f hfc coirlmended The Sun on ts
. of reading matter all previous efiorts. As The Sundasun is sub tanUally Z "vZ! " FT WCalth
y "on returnable you may miss this splendid number unless you
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