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Ity in investigations of morbid Rus
sian sects, such as the Bessarabian fanatics who bury themselves and others as strange- as i they. On his opinion as a pivotal point the public prosecutor has turned a case of sor did slaying into a process of ritual murder. When Prof. Sikarsky alleged the death of Andrusha Yustschinsky as one of "ritual murder" the judge of Instenshion consulted two Christian professors'of Kiev and St. Petersburg in the sacred books. Both denied such knowledge. For a year the prosecutor waited helpless, though the government has 80,000 clerical soldiers at command! Then the priest Prouditiss was dis covered in Iaschkent, on the far fron tier of Persia, in the center of Asia. This man had been previously dis credited by his superiors, I allege. The Greek theologians escorted him with honors to St. Petersburg as chief theological accuser in the ritual trial of Kiev. Prouditiss' claim that the Jews use Christian blood for all important pur poses of life as. medicine, betrothal, passover and burial would require a very aqueduct of life-fluid! Prouditiss cites the Bible to prove his charge. BUT Sizenmunger confesses that the holy books of Israel have no word that gives the right to say Jews use Christian blood. " Prouditiss cites the Jewish book of Zarah, although Zarah is hot a sacred book at all, but a centuries-old com pilation of legends, tales and rabbin ical disputations more or less mys tical. "And last," says Prouditiss, "though we cannot "discover ritual murder texts in the authoritative He brew books such texts are to be found in the secret apochraphs!" Just here the counsel for the de fense for Mendel Beilis at Israel challenge the Russian government to bring the apochrapha cited into court! So the unexplained'death of a little child becomes not only a na tional process, but the trial of the world's greatest religious literature! The sacred scriptures have been brought into court at Kiev for proof and with counter-proof of its inter pretation. The anti.-Semite Ezine menger's book will appear and be controverted by the Jews protecting encyclical of a dozen medieval popes! The book of Zarah will be cited and declared by scholars to be merely the '- 3 Alexander Goldenweiser, Chief Attorney for Mendel Beilis. fireside tales of a strong, loving peo ple. And the "secret" apochrapha?, Will they come? " NO, FOR THEY DO NOT EXIST! In old ritual trials experts were called to giye opinions, one man against the other. At last the blood accusation is to .i.-.-,, -. .-: v.i,1,iil-Jofciw..i & ji-ajtewdSir-V6Arf.ihHi . -.