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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 17, 1913, Image 4

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the sacred texts. The Prouditiss has
written no "books, held no professor
ships, cannot produce the "authori
ties" so glibly quoted. He, as theo
logical authority, and" Siljarsky as
medical expert, will prove, we hope,
the twin kiilers of the Rusian gov
ernment's case against the house of
Their failure to prove sound schol
arship will be before a judiciary larg
er than the criminal sessions of Kiev
the court of public opinion!
Ji 7. fe&UttntZZs
Kiev, Russia, Oct. 17. Vera Cheb
eryak resumed the stand today in the
trial of Mendel Beilis, accused of
"ritual murder," and continued her
amazing story of small fortunes of
fered her by newspaper men, Russian
officials, secret police and attorneys
for the defense if she woulc tell the
world that she killed Andrew Tush
insky. Owing toTief notorious repu
tation, however, her stories are mak
ing no impression.
Mendel Beilis, the defendant, is the
most insignificant figure in the trial.
His name was barely mentioned to
day and some days he does not figure
at all in the stenographic record. The
case has become a war of rival cults
and racial hatred.
Omaha. Julius Chorney, a Rus
sian Jew, who has been in Omaha
three months, waB the first man to
reach the body of Andrew Yushln
sky, the Russian boy whose slayiny
has been made the cause of a "ritual
murder" charge against the Jews at
Kiev, Russia.
At the time of the killing, Chorney
was employed in a brick factory as
foreman. On the day of the murder
some boys who were first to find the
body,' rushed to the factory and told
their story. Chorney went to verify
it and found the mutilated body of
the boy. Chorney was arrested with
Mendel Beilis and held in jail six
days, then released, it evidently hav
ing been determined that Beilis was
the more likely person to bear the
brunt of the charges.
Chorney throws a new light Upon
the arrest of Mendel Beilis. Beilis
was arrested six months after the
crime and near the time of the visit
df the Czar to Kiev.
Beilis lived near Vera Techeberyak,
receiver of stolen goods and wife of
a leader of thieves, who stood in with
the TQev police. The woman be
came angered at Beilis and threaten
ed to get even with him. She knew
that Beilis was the baker of the
sacred bread used by the Jews at the
feast of the Passover and it was not
difficult for her to frame a theory
wlth'the police that Beilis had slain
the boy to secure blood to mix with
the bread.
Chorney believes that the step
father of the Tushinsky boy Is the '
murderer. He claims the stepfather
treated the lad brutally, beating him
almost daily.
o o
A mass meeting to express a' f orm
al protest against the accusation df
ritual murder brought against Menr
del Beilis at Kiev, RUsSia, will be held
at Geo. M. Cohan's Grand Opera
Hotfse, Clark street, between Wash
ington and Randolph streets, Sunday,
Oct. 19 at 2 p. m.
Boston .professor says:" "The Eh
gl'sh language Is dying out" Ah!
Whatcher glvlnus!
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