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should die, revolution would start to
morrow. We have the army and
navy tied hand and foot, and we could
demolish .the existing order of things
in an instant."
The Rev. Dr. Bell and the mem
bers of the church board were quite
dismayed by the storm which Miss
Sears' attempted defense of the char
ity game had caused. It was some
ROARS OF PROTEST GREET THE
VERDICT THAT FREES BEILIS
PASYOR TEARS LINING OUT OF
ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE
While this storm was going on, in
the little Wabash avenue church, the
Rev. Melville P. Boynton was tear
ing the lining out of the Association
of Commerce from his pulpit at the
Woodlawn Baptist church.
Dr. Boynton charged the associa
tion with being the charity boss of
the city and that it had syndicated
the consciences of its members by
creating a subscription's investigat
ing committee. He denounced this
committee as a menace to the wel
fare of Chicago.
"Philanthropy, reform and rescue
work in Chicago has been handed
over to this body," said Dr. Boynton.
"Usually philanthropy is made neces
sary by commerce, and reform is
needed in commerce, and much of
the rescue work is in the wreckage
due to greed in commerce."
Later on he said that if the asso
ciation committee wanted to do some
real work it should! give its attention
to the following oppressions of com
merce: The long hours in the steel
mills, the low wages in the stores,
the graft in city contracts, the greed
of the public corporations, the un
gathered garbage, the disease-breeding
tenements, the law-defying clubs,
the sheltered gambling, the high
taxes and "the advancing cost of liv
ing and a few more of the sores in
the body commercial."
The high lights of the association
were very indignant when told of Dr.
Boynton's criticism and invited a re
view of their record for "good."
Mendel Beilis and Guard.
Kiev, Russia, Nov. 10. Amid angry
roars of protest fro mthe qrowd that
jammed the little courtroom, Mendel
Beilis, the Jew, was acquitted of the
blood ritual murder of Andrew
Tushinsky, the 13-year-old Christian
boy who was slain in March, 1911.
Beilis, half fainting from fear,
broke, down completely when he
heard the verdict. He uttered a cry
of thankfulness and then began to
weep. With armed soldiers on either
side, he was escorted to his home,
where his wife and little ones were
waiting for him.
Troops with fixed bayonets and
mounted Cossacks are patrolling the
streets to prevent any anti-Semitic
outbreaks. The authorities are prc-