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of Vera, to have been at work at the hour -when Vera and her daughter
testified the girl ran home and told her father of seeing the two strange "rabbis" dragging Yushinsky away, accompanied by Beilis. Landau and Estinger, the two Jews of "sinister appearance," told about by Ludmilla Cheberyak, testified in their preliminary evidence that they were lodging with Beilis at the time the girlaw them, and that neither' they nor Beilis knew anything of Tushinsky's disappearance until news of his murder spread. It is reported that the president of the court is being urged by friends to throw the "ritual murder" case out of court A crowd of people that flowed out over Clark street into the alley and jammed the corridor of the Grand Opera House so closely that women fainted gathered yesterday to voice its protest against the "ritual mur der" charge brought at Kiev, by dark ened Russia, in order that it may excuse barbarisms committed be cause of racial hatred. Two Theaters Needed. The meeting has been called to be held at the Grand Opera House, but the crowd would have overflowed the Coliseum, and the Garrick Theater was hurriedly opened to accommo date some of the overflow, while those who could not obtain admit tance at either theater stood around for over an hour in the streets. There were Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, negroes and whites, and a representative gathering of each class. Good-naturedly they stood the jamming of the crowd, understanding the spirit that actuated it "Do we have to have tickets?" one woman asked. "Why, I understood it was free to everyone. I would be so disappointed if I don't get in. I want to add my presence to the pro test" On the stages were judges and priests, lawyers, professors and so ciologists. Dr. Emil G. Hirsch of Sinai congregation was the only Jew. Judge Edward Osgood Brown was chairman of the meeting at the Grand Opera House and Judge Kick- ham Scanlon presided at the Garrick. The following resolution was intro duced and adopted at both theaters: "Whereas, Mendel Beilis, a Jewish laborer, is now being tried at Kiev, Russia, for the alleged murder of a Christian boy, Andre Yushinski, in March, 1911, and "Whereas., The prosecution has ac cused the said Beilis of having mur dered the boy in order to obtain his blood for use for ritualistic purposes, usually termed the 'blood ritual,' and "Whereas, This alleged use of blood is absolutely abhorrent to the doctrine, spirit and practice of the Jewish religion and has been so prov en by non-Jewish theologians, scien tists, publicists and historians, and "Whereas, Over 700 rabbis, the heads of the Jewish church, located all over the world, have just taken public oath and solemnly asserted that there was nothing in the doc trine or practice of the Jewish church to warrant any allegation that the use of human or even animal blood was permitted for any purpose, reli gious or secular, and "Whereas, The 6,000,000 Jews liv ing in Russia are exposed to public shame and contumely by having spread far and wide the accusation that -they practice so barbaric a rite as the 'blood ritual' is alleged to be, and over 2,000,000 American citizens of the Jewish faith are distressed and mortified by this attack made on the morality and practice of their faith, and "Whereas, Even the conservative public press of Russia has assailed the charge of ritual taurder as bar barous, absurd, superstitious and ma licious, and accuse the court of act ing arbitrarily, and hold the higher authorities responsible for the elimi- "C' - - . of .-& V- 3.J&-H j J .--C'j.Li.-.i.- jfXftJWmw i r.