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the accused, afid the liberal press of Russia fears that the populace may be incited to. fresh pogroms as a re sult of the excitement induced by the superstitious and bigoted charge made against the defendant, there fore be it - "Resolved, That we, citizens of Chicago, in mass meeting assembled', do hereby express our indignation and voice our protest against the use of so barbaric an accusation and so medieval an insult, -which can result only in exposing an industrious and law-abiding race to universal scorn and in some parts of the world to certain violence and destruction of property, and be it further "Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the- Sec retary of State of the United States to be presented by him, hrough the proper channels, to the court of Rus sia." Representatives, Pledge Aid. Judge Brown read' telegrams from Representatives rMcAndrews, Buch anan, German ami Sabath pledging their aid on the floor bf'the'House of Representatives, when. Representa tive Sabath will "endeavor to callmp a resolution of, protest "to "the Rus sian government.' A telegram received from Gov. Dunne stated that no intelligent per son believes for a moment that the Jewish religion calls ior the sacrifice of human blood under any of its rit uals. To make such an accusation even in a court of justice, in any land in the twentieth century, brands the accuser as a malignant perjurer or a gullible fool. It' was very early apparent that through the burden of the speakers' addresses would be a protest against the barbarism of Russia, the key note was one of brotherly love. It was not a gathering of a creed to protest against its defamers, df a race to protest against its oppressors", but of a brother to pledge support to a brother. Kee D. Mathias, assistant corpora tion counsel, represented Mayor Har rison and was the first speaker in troduced by Judge Brown. "We gather here to protest against the slander that the race of which Moses was the leader should sacrifice human blood in accordance with a ritual," he said. "The Russians, in order to commit barbarisms against a people for whom they hold racial-hatred, and to give these barbarisms 'the stamp of approval, declare the - Jews, from PI- The Building at Kiev, Where the Trial of Mendel Beilis for "Ritual Murder" iS'Demg neiu. -