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Iier band, Boris Rudinsky and Ivan
More important than that, he haapschinsky went away. Two or three
unveiled the mystery that has baffled
every investigator the motive for
The Day Book is4oday able to give
the first account everpnnted, detail-
V ing the motives and precise facts of
the murder. These authoritative
statements are backed by the affidavit
which KrasovBky will present imme
diately to the government at Kiev.
Here is the remarkable story:
Vera Cheberiak, the wife of a re
spectable government official at Kiev,
long to my mother"
They quarreled, tpen Andrew Tu-
J ' Mendel Beilis.
has for years been the secret leader
of a little criminal group; Early in
1911 this band robbed a sfore and
stole about 85 revolvers.J5tealing flre
arms is in Russia an offense punish
able with 25 years' imprisonment.
Mrs. Cheberiak, afraid to lake (he
weapons into her house, "had them
hidden in a cave near by.
The woman's son, a twelve-year-old
boy named Zhenya, was a neigh
bor and playmate of Andrew Yuschin
3ky, the 14-year-old victim. One day
when they were playing around the
cave, Andrew happened to find a box
afrevolvers buried in the dirt.
Vou let those revolvers alone!"
shouted the Cheberiak lad..'
days later Vera Cheberiak was ar
rested on suspicion of having robbed
the store. She was .soon freed, how
ever Returning home, angry and
suspicious," she learned from her son
that youqg Yuschmsky knew about
the revolvers and had made-threats.
The woman feared exposure and
tha 5K vdoro' Tionnlf-v She witicf trot
'rid of the meddling boy. There was
A second motive was the woman's
greed. She told her followers of the
danger from Yuschinsky and remind
ed them of the big loot to be won if
sthe people of Kiev were sjirred. up in
a fresh.attack against "the 'Jews, ras
they anight ba by news of a "ritual
murder.'1 They agreed.
So 3trs Cheberiak lured the. boy3
to her house and she and the .three
men killed him in such, a way as id
suggest legendary "ritual murder."
They hid the body in her house for
two days, then took it to the cave,
where it was f oiind later.
. -Nicholas Krasovsky, who had been
the chief of the .secret police of Kiev
and. the most famous" detective in
Russia, was put on the case. He came
tto Kiev one day, spectacled ancb
bearded, pretending to be a Warsaw
journalist In this disguise he won the
confidence of a seamstress named
Dyakanova and learned that this wo
man had been-in the Cheberiak house
the evening after the murder, when
the lad's hody was lying covered In
the living room.
KrasQvsky was not permitted to tell
even this much at the trial of Mendel'
Beilis. The anti-Jewish government
had 'dismissed and imprisoned hisi'
for net making a case against BaiUa
After' the trialhe set about to vindl-
uaic ilia icjjumuuu.
The 'Whole -nation remembered the'
great Savitzky case, in which Krasor-'
sky went mtq a' province that was
ravaged by a -mysterious band of
'They be-1 thieves disguised himself as a ped-