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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 20, 1913, Image 3

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nation of all evidence, favorable to.
the accused, afid the liberal press of
Russia fears that the populace may
be incited to. fresh pogroms as a re
sult of the excitement induced by the
superstitious and bigoted charge
made against the defendant, there
fore be it -
"Resolved, That we, citizens of
Chicago, in mass meeting assembled',
do hereby express our indignation
and voice our protest against the use
of so barbaric an accusation and so
medieval an insult, -which can result
only in exposing an industrious and
law-abiding race to universal scorn
and in some parts of the world to
certain violence and destruction of
property, and be it further
"Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be forwarded to the- Sec
retary of State of the United States
to be presented by him, hrough the
proper channels, to the court of Rus
sia." Representatives, Pledge Aid.
Judge Brown read' telegrams from
Representatives rMcAndrews, Buch
anan, German ami Sabath pledging
their aid on the floor bf'the'House of
Representatives, when. Representa
tive Sabath will "endeavor to callmp
a resolution of, protest "to "the Rus
sian government.'
A telegram received from Gov.
Dunne stated that no intelligent per
son believes for a moment that the
Jewish religion calls ior the sacrifice
of human blood under any of its rit
uals. To make such an accusation
even in a court of justice, in any land
in the twentieth century, brands the
accuser as a malignant perjurer or
a gullible fool.
It' was very early apparent that
through the burden of the speakers'
addresses would be a protest against
the barbarism of Russia, the key
note was one of brotherly love. It
was not a gathering of a creed to
protest against its defamers, df a
race to protest against its oppressors",
but of a brother to pledge support
to a brother.
Kee D. Mathias, assistant corpora
tion counsel, represented Mayor Har
rison and was the first speaker in
troduced by Judge Brown.
"We gather here to protest against
the slander that the race of which
Moses was the leader should sacrifice
human blood in accordance with a
ritual," he said.
"The Russians, in order to commit
barbarisms against a people for
whom they hold racial-hatred, and to
give these barbarisms 'the stamp of
approval, declare the - Jews, from
PI- The Building at Kiev, Where the Trial of Mendel Beilis for "Ritual Murder"
iS'Demg neiu. -

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