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CHICAGO FEDERATION OF LABOR SHOWS REAL
FEDERATION AT MONSTER MEETING
THE DAY BOOK
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VOL. 3, NO. 19
Chicago, Monday, Oct. 20, 1913
RUSSIAN NEWSPAPERS SILENCED
IOVERNMENT IN BEILIS' CASE
Boy Witness Hands Prosecution a Wallop Chicagoans
Pack Two Theaters to Hear Speakers in Protest
Meeting Over Plot of Russian Government
AgainsLMendel Beilis-Adopt Resolutions.
Kiev, Russia, Oct. 20. A secret policeman and several other witnesses
who gave testimony that was adverse to the prosecution in the infamous
trial of Mendel Beilis, charged with "ritual murder," have disappeared.
Twenty-two newspapers that dared criticize the prosecution have been
fined by the government and the presiding magistrate threatens to censor
all newspaper copy of the courtroom proceedings.
One of the most damaging witnesses to-the prosecution was Zarudsky,
a schoolboy, who "was a playmate of the murdered boy, who swore that on
the first day of the trial Vera Cheberyak, the woman who said she was
offered $20,000 to assume the guilt of Tushinsky's murder, tried to persuade
him to testify that he saw Beilis dragging off Yushinsky.
Zarudsky said he saw Andrew and Eugene Cheberyak that day, but did
not see Beilis. Vera Cheberyak in open court started to berate Zarudsky
for his testimony, but was stopped by the president of the court.
Nicholas Fenenke, the examining magistrate who committed Mendel
Beihs for murder, told a routine story of 'the evidence brought out at the
preliminary hearing and, then stated that the records of the telegraph
office where Basil Cheberyak wasemployed'hqwed Cheberyak, husband
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