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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 01, 1913, LAST EDITION, Image 26

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St Louis, for $10,000 damages.
Claims high steps on car responsible
for fall and injury.
Wabash, Ind. Henry Spatch, 47,
conductor, Killed by Wabash train.
Madison, Wis. Michael Quann, di
rector of zoo, says htTwillhave mode
rate -winter because bears, wolves,
raccoons, foxes and deer have not
taken on their customary fur coats
for winter.
Racine, Wis. Twelve high school
girls drew mystic figures on grocery
windows with soap. Had to wash
them off to escape arrest.
Madison, Wis. Spider measuring
four inches when feet are spread out
largest ever seen here. "Dark Dolo
medes" specie. Killed. Museum.
Couderay, Wis. Alex Martin, In
dian, broke all hunting records when
he killed 3 black bears in 2 days.
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A resolution protesting against the
trial of Mendel Beilis was passed by
the Ideal Lodge, No. 287, of the In
dependent Western Star Order. It
"Whereas, Mendel Beilis, a Jew, is
now on trial in Russia for the mur
der of a Christian boy, Andrew
Yushinski; and
"Whereas, The Russian govern
ment has deemed it proper to accuse
said Beilis of having committed the
murder in order to obtain the boy's
blood for ritualistic purposes; and
"Whereas, Such alleged usfe" of
blood is undeniably and absolutely
contrary to the spirit and letter of the
Jewish religion and has been so
proven by non-Jewish theologians,
scientists -and historians; and
"Whereas, We, ourselves, being
members of the Jewish race, know by
precept, example and personal know
ledge, that no such ceremony as so
called blood ritual was ever prescrib
ed by our religion; and
"Whereas, Such accusations, ab
surd and groundless as it may seem
to us, yet amounts to a charge of
cannibalism preferred against the en
tire race of civilized, intelligent and
educated men and women; and
"Whereas, Over 6,000,000 Jews
now residing in Russia are exposed
to public shame and danger by be
ing accused of practicing such un
human rite as the blood ritual; and
"Whereas,. The great number of
American citizens of the Jewish re
ligion are greatly distressed and mor
tified by such attack made on the
morality of this faith; and
"Whereas, Even the Antisemitic
and conservative press of Russia has
abstained from approving the stand
of the prosecution in the Beilis case,
and has assailed the charge of blood
ritual as barbarous, absurd and ma
licious and accuses the high govern
ment authorities responsible for with
holding all evidence favorable to the
accused; and
"Whereas, The leaders of the, Jew
ish people in Russia from all reports
fear that the populace may be incited
to fresh outrages and pogroms as a
result of the exqitement induced by
the superstitious and slanderous
charge made against said Beilis and
by virtue of that against the entire
Jewish race; therefore be it
"Resolved, That we members of
the Ideal Lodge, No. 287, Independent
Western Star Order, in special meet
ing assembled, do hereby express our
indignation and voice our protest
against the use of so barbaric an ac
cusation against an industrious and
law-abiding race which may result in
certain parts of Russia in certain vio
lence of person and destruction of
property; and be it further
"Resolved, That this resolution be
spread on our minutes and official
copies thereof be forwarded to the
Chicago press, Grand Cbdge, I. W. S.
O., and Secretary of State of the U.
S., to be-presented by him through
proper channels to the Russian gov
ernment. "W. L. Hausman, President.
"M. Mandelstans, Secretary."

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