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7 BVANSVILLiE Mystery! Read the first chapter of the great YOU SEE IT: YOU HEAR IT-; IT'Sf EVERYWHERE THE PRESS story on the Steinheil Affair on page four of The Press today. Vol. 8. No. 83 TUESDAY, OCTQB-ER-7, 1913. ONE CENT. "NO SUCH THING AS RITUAL MURDER 1 6 8 lO 11 12 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 I 0 AMONG JEWS," SAYS EMINENT RABB FINAL a I rfl No Y. ooio 3 4 0 MARY BOYLE O'REILLY IS A CHIP 0' THE OLD BLOCK BATTERIES: BENDER AND SCHAXG; MARQUARD, CRAXDALL AND MEYERS. UMPIRES KIjEM, BEHIND THE BAT; EGAN, ON BASES'; RIG T.ER, LEFT FIELD, CONNELLY, RIGHT FIELD. In Vigorous Signed Statement Chief Head of Russia's Synagogs Bitterly Assails Fomenting of Religious Hatred By Wicked Officials-of the Dark Empire Ruled Over By Czar Nicholas. jeLJl IEi.II iiiiJiS UJLililNlLiiLU. Jiinilj GAME QMS SfORY TO MARY BOYLE O'REILLY (Editor's Note. Mary Boyle O'Reilly, staff correspondent for The Press, now in Russia to investigate the alleged persecutions of millions of Jews there at the hands of government officials and other Jew baiters, has secured this article relative to the great "ritual murder" case about to be heard in Kiev, from perhaps the most famous rabbi in all Russia. It sets forth the opinion in regard to this "ritual murder" as held by the representative Jews of the czar's empire.) BY RABBI CH. R. AARONSON, CHIEF EABUI OF DEPARTMENT OF KIEV. (Copyrighted, 1913, in the United States and England- by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.) Biograhical Note: Rabbi Aaronson, chief rabbi of the Department of Kiev, is known throughout Russia as a. profound Hebrew scholar, a fearless defender of his persecuted people, a representative Jew whose opin ion and advice has been sought by government officials on more than one critical occasion. Rabbi forecast of the verdict in the Beilis case and his estimate of the "blood trials" influence on the peace of the Pale are of special significance. KIEV, Southern Russia, Sept. By the United Press. POLO GROUNDS. NEW YORK, Oct. 7. "The sooner the better" is the motto of Connie Mack regarding the world's Shortly before noon today he called the Athletics into a private conference and told them to "get after the Giants" and "get it over with as quickly as possible." He told the men not to try to string out the games, but to go to rit with hammer and tongs in the first inning. Tiere were at least persons. In line when the gates opened, They stos.d 10 and 12 deep in line for a block near the ball park. The line then, stretched for nearly a. quarter of a mile, the fans standing twro and three abreast. Scores of women were in line by 9 o'clock and they were shown the 'greatest consideration. More than loO police were on duty under Titus. They had little more to do than to urge the men to remember there were women in the line. Most of the early crowd rushed to sit in the grandstand or bleachers. Most of the men and women had lunch packed away in boxes, suitcases or paper bags. The first persons to" enter the Polo grounds when the gates opened at 9:37 were Irene Woods and' her sister, Doris. The young women stood in line all night last year, and Mgr. Mc-Graw, admitting their pluck, or dered that they be permitted to go in ahead of the crowd today. Joseph Sullivan was the first regular watcher to get a ticket and he rushed for a seat. He had been in line since 7 o'clock last night. At 11:23 o'clock the last $2 seats were sold and the crowd began to sweep into the bleachers, where few seats were left. The bleachers were soon filled and thousands outside the ground were unable to obtain admission. THIRTY THOUSAND THERE AT 12:30. At 12:30 at least 30,000 persons were packed into the park and a continuous stream was fil Mary Boyle O'Reilly, from a snapshot taken qt her on the steamer while en route to Europe to investigate the Jewish atrocities Russia." ''-v $4 I f-ty Xls--, ftK Rabbi Aaronson. 6 -of i Merkle singled to right; McCor-mick bats for Marquard and singles over second; Schafer out, Collins to Mclnnis; Merkle and McCormick advance a base each, Doyle safe at first on Barry's low throw to Mclnnis; Merkle scoring. McCormick took third on the play. Fletcher's safe line drive scored McCormick, allowing Doyle to go to third in safety. Burns forced Fletcher, Parker to Collins, Doyle, Burns got first on a fielder's choice. Htr-zog lined to collins. Three runs, three hits, no errors. SIXTH INNING. Strunk lined to Schafer; Barry drove to Schafer; Schang flied to Burns. No runs, no hits, no errors. Murray rolled out, Collins to Mclnnis; Myers out, Bender 'u Mclnnis, on a bunt in front of the plate; Merkle struck out. -So runs, no hits, no errors. SEVENTH INNING. Bender fans; Murphy cnt, Doyle to Merkle; Oldring liued to Schafer. No runs, no hits, no errors. Crandall out, Barry to Mcmnis; Schafer lined a single to center; Doyle singled to right, sending Schafer to third. With one down, Schafer on and Doyle oa first the fans were yelling for letcner to in trie Fiftciier hit a dcr.ib--rsrry' to Co! runs, two hiis, no eriors. EIGHTH INNING. Collins bcsi out a tr.nt; Taker singled, sending Colins to third; Mclnnis doubled, scoring" Collins; Tesreau replaced Crandall. Strunk fans; Myers threw in an effort to catch Mclnnis napping. Baker started to home but was caught, Meyers to Doyle to Meyers. Barry popped to Doyle. One run, three hits, no errors. Burns out, Baker to Mclnnis; Herzog out, Collins to Mclnnis; Murray bounced a single off Baker's glove; Heyers lined to Strunk. No nuns, one hit, no errors. NINTH INNING. It began to drizzle when Schang went to bat. Schang out, Herzog to Merkle; Bender out, Herzog to Merkle; Murphy walked; rain began to tfall hard. Murphy out, stealing, Meyers to Doyle. No runs, no hits, no errors. Merkle grounded out, Barry to Mclnnis; McLean, a New York catcher, bats for Tesreau, popped to Barry; Schafer struck out. No runs, no hits, no errors. i Billy Benninghof, who had been ill for several months, returned temporarily Monday afternoon from Okawville, 111., where he had been taking the mud baths. His health is greatly reau warmed up. but "Rube" was McGraw's choice. Plank and Bender were the only Athletic pitchers to warm up and the Indian was Connie Mack's choice. FIRST INNING. Murphy flew out to Murray; Oldring singled to right and was caught napping off first by Mar-quard's throw to Merkle; Collins singled over second; Baker flew out to Burns. No runs, two hits, no errors. Shafer flied out to Murphy in deep right; Doyle flied out to Strunk; Fletcher singled through short; Fletcher caught stealing; Schang to Collins. No runs, one hit, no errors. SECOND INNING. Mclnnis was an easy out, Her-zog to Merkle; Strunk fanned: Barry died, Fletcher, to Markle. No runs, no hits, no errors. Burns fanned; Herzog died on an easy, grounder to Mclnnis, unassisted; Murray singled to left; Meyers flew out to Oldring. No runs, one hit, no errors. THIRD INNING. Schang flied to Burns in short left; Bender out, Fletcher to Merkle, on an easy grounder; Murphy singled to right center; Oldring forced Murphy, Fletcher getting the putout unassisted. No runs, one no errors. Merkle beat out an infield hit to Baker; Marquard sacrificed, Collins to Mclnnis; Schafer flied to Strunk; Doyle hit the first ball pitched for a single, scoring Merkle; Fletcher flied to Murphy in right. One run, two hits, no errors. FOURTH INNING. Collins tripled to deep right on the first ball pitched; Baker singled, scoring Collins; Mclnnis sacrifices Baker to second; Baker out; Marquard to Herzog on Strunk's hard rap to the box; Strunk went first on fielder's choice; Barry doubled to left but Strunk stopped at third; Schang tripled, to center, scoring Strunk and Barry. Bender out, Marquard to Merkle. Three runs, four hits, no errors. Burns doubled down the left field line; he was tagged out on the base line by Baker when Herzog's easy pop to Bender was relayed to Collins; Herzog took second on the play. Murray fanned; Meyers flied to Oldring. One hit, no runs, no errors. FIFTH TNNING. Murphy out, Marquard to Merkle on a tap to the box; Oldring out, Marquard to Merkle; Collins waited and walked; Collins stole second; Baker hit for a home run into right field stand, scoring Collins ahead of him. Mclnnis popped to Fletcher. Two runs, two hits, no errors. MANY MURDERS MAY I grant some Jews have been stingy. Some have been dirty. Some have been unforgiving. BUT THEY HAVE NEVER EATEN BLOOD. About the prisoner, Mendel Beilis. He is what you call in America a laborer a man without a trade. By reason of ignorance he earned only forty rubles a month ten rubles a week That is too little for a wife and family even in Russia. Mendel Beilis was watchman of a brickyard. I must explain to you about that brickyard: In Russia the government supports hospitals for every one-except the Jews. Since 1891 the mayor of Moscow has forbidden sick Jews to the city hospital. Now the ghettos of the Pale are overcrowded, insanitary, sometimes vast lazar-houses. Typhus is a traditional disease in Europe. It Is epidemic in the Pale. So it Is that rich Jews must build hospitals for poor Jews. Such a hospital Is built in the ghetto of Kiev by Zitzeff, the great beet-sugar manufacturer. It is supported by the brickyard which lies just behind the brickyard in whose clay pit little Yustschinsky's body was discovered. Mendel Beilis was watchman of that yard. His house Is far up over the hill-top. He is a simple man, unable to read or write. Such ignorance Is Jewish. Let me explain: In Russia it is a crime to be born a Jew. The Russian Jew is an alien, never a citizen. In the public schools there must be nineteen Christian children to every one Jewish' child! If a Jewish boy dies his parents must produce a youth to serve in the army as his substitute. A Jew can hold no office, own no land, take no rurney without express permission. At Kiev there have been published 300 pages of anti-Jewish laws. One law in twenty has been ing in. The lower grand stand was filled. Thousands more fans were lined up- outside. Few holders of reserved seat tickets had appeared at this time. The upper stand and boxes were practically deserted. It was still cloudy and there was apparently only an outside chance of rain The base lines had been covered during the early morning. The showers were not heavy enough to make the field slow. A band near home plate started a concert at 11 o'clock but the crowd needed little entertainment. The crowd sang to itself. THOSE "HOT DOG" SANDWICHES AGAIN. The "hot dog" came Into its own and lunch stands in the rear of the grandstand did a land office business. Those who brought their breakfast with them opened lunch baskets and suitcases again for lunch. The lines waiting to get into the park extended two deep to 147th-st. Word that the bleachers were nearly full filtered back to these waiters and they began to get impatient. The police were overwhelmed by wild rushes to get to the gate. At 12:30 fully 10,000 were waiting in the line for unreserved seats. 4O.O0O WHEN THE GAME STARTED. Forty thousand fans crowded every inch of the stadium this afternoon when the game of the world series started. In their season-soiled suits both teams appeared, on the field at 1 o'clock and received generous applause. After moving pictures had been taken, general practice began. Jake Daubert of Brooklyn was presented with an automobile for being judged the player of. the National league most valuable to his team. At 1:35 the field was cleared of photographers and the Athletics went out for practice and at 1:45 the Giants took the field. Snodgrass was out of the Giants' line-up, Schafer taking the field. Mathewson, Marquard and Tes- OPIUM FIEND Telegraphic information received by the police make an almost total collapse of. Spencer's story, insofar as it concerned alleged victims in Authorities in most instances were unable to find any records ofthe murders Spencer declares he committed. NEGRO LABORER KILLS HIMSELF Edward Hudson, 182 2 Elliott-st, laborer, killed himself shortly after 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by shooting himself in the brain with a 32 caliber revolver. It is said Hudson had been despondent over ill health for several days. BLIND WOMAN OF 82 FALLS DOWN STAIRS Mrs. Catherine Hahn, 82, blind, fell down the cellar stairs of her home' Monday. Her- arm was broken In three places. Mrs. John Oeth, a daughter, found her. It is feared internal injuries will develop. WEATHER For Evansville and Cloudy tonight and Wednesday probably with local rains. Cooler tonight and Wednesday. Averring that he suspects that his wife ran away with a star boarder, Barthel Ritzell filed suit Tuesday for- divorce In the superior court against Anna Ritzell, to whom he was married in 1894. BE 16. I am a rabbi, living in the Ghetto of Kiev. It is a rabbi's duty to know his people. I know Mendel Beilis, held since two years in prison, now accused of having done ritual murder. Mendel Beilis is a poor man, hard working, ignorant. Very much that is false has been said about this Let us fix on the thints which are true. First, there is NO SUCH THING AS JEWISH K1IUAL vMURDER: If there is why does it not occur in America, Germany or England? The government knows the Jews are forbidden to eat blood. the boy, Andrusha ust- ATHLETICS. columns Miss O'Reilly's articles have been appearing the past year, may judge the fulfillment that promise. With an independent income, a broad education and a thorough training in social work, this energetic woman was asked to act prison commissioner of Massachusetts. "Miss O'Reilly was interested penology. Her father, you remember, had suffered in prison! She took the job, and, by common consent of her associates, she ran the prisons of Massachusetts for eight years. How very well she ran them is a matter of history. She has given freely of her time and money in' personal social service of many sorts in Boston, studying and relieving the working and living conditions" of women and children. In her recent residence in New York, along with her newspaper tasks, she helped her neighbors of the East Side, opening her home to swarms of children, buying them milk and ice and employing women to care for them. 1 All New England the story of her expose, three years ago, of the horrible "baby farm" system and her prosecution of the traffickers in Infant lives. Every Press reader knows of her recent revelations of the New York state canning factories, which brought on a federal investigation; of her work in connection with the New York white goods strike, the West Virginia coal mine investigation and. other industrial crises not to mention her various writings full of hu man feeling and keen wit. Miss. O'Reilly is deluged with requests for public addresses. nut i can ao it," sue re plies. "I've so much real work to do!" HayilenMloore, 107 typhoid fever. -AT E. B. A. THURSDAY NIGHT plans regarding the future of the coliseum. Pres. Emil Weif of E. B. A. will also talk. A lunch will follpw the business session. The following business organizations have" been invited to attend: E. B. Evansville Manufacturers' West Side Retail Merchants, North. Side Business Accountant and Credit Men's Biuilders' Exchange, Builders' Co-operative Evansville Lumbermen's club, Evansville Furniture Manufacturers- and Evansville association of Qredit Men. Secy. Keler requests that secretaries of the above organizations notify their members to attend. It Tiad xbeen planned to hold the -meeting Tuesday night but the date was changed to Thursday. Mary Boyle O'Reilly, the famous correspondent of The Press, now investigating the persecutions against the Jews in Darkest Russia, is surely proving herself a chip o' tne old block. And, though It's many a year now since John Boyle O'Reilly went to his reward in a home-ruled and pris-onless hereafter, his gifted daughter is carrying on his work of "shedding light. If you're Irish you know the Boyle 0Reillys. They hail from Castle Boyle, and they were always a glory to Ireland and a menace to English tyranny. And If you're not Irish you ought to know about them just the same. For John Boyle O'Reilly was the original home-ruler, whose plan of self-government for Erin is at last triumphing. And, by the way, The Press feels like telling, without Miss O'Reilly's permission, that two Irish members of the British par liament were sent to America not long ago expressly to invite her to be present, as a guest of honor, when the home-rule bill goes into effect next year! When young O'Reilly, about the- middle of the last century, became such a power in Ireland that the British were afraid the Irish soldiers would all rally around him and start an armed revolution, they sent him to an Australian prison. Three or four years later "he escaped and reached America on a New. Bedford "whaler." O'Reilly settled in Boston, married an American girl, started a newspaper and" became the leader of his race in this country. He won distinction as a public speaker and a poet. When he died, in the prime of life, the nation mourned. The loss seemed irreparable. But there wre wise ones in Boston who said: "No there's, Molly. Just wait." Readers of The Press, in whose ROUSING MEETING LOOKED FOR When Pres. Emil Weil -raps his gavel on the desk of E. B. A. Thursday night, the largest congregation of business men in the city's history, it is expected, will be present' to witness the formal opening the association for the 1913-14 season. The meeting will be in the form of a mass gathering. The coliseum will be the main topic of dlscusslqn but other important business matters will be attended- to. citizen of the city, who is interested in the progress of Evansville, is invited to attend. Members of, 11 business asocia-tions have been Invited to attend and assurance has been received by Secy. Keller of B. all will be represented. Campaign Director W. G. Archer of the coliseum will make a talk and explain to the gathering of as in AB. H. PO. A. E. 4 1 2 0 0 41 2 0 0 3 3 4 5 0 4 3 1 2 0 3 1 10 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 4 1 13 1 4 14 1 0 4 0 0 2 0 34 11 27 13. 1 Murphy, right field Oldring, left field Collins, second base Baker, third base Mclnnis, first base Strunk, center field Barry, shortstop Schang, catcher Bender, pitcher Totals translated into Yiddish. The other nineteen are in Russian and the poor Jew knows little Russian. So he goes to prison for breaking a law he never knows. So ghetto life teems with trouble. Nothing is certain but uncertainty. I am not complaining. I am citing facts. It is necessary you understand why Mendel Beilis, a Jew, is ignorant. When he was taken to prison he did not know why. He did not think to demand a lawyer. Terror and poverty are poor advisers, and for seven months no friend saw him. Now we have come to the first indictment ofMendeI Beilis. Observe how truth and falsehood mingle in this case. It is written in the first indictment: First That Mendel Beilis tcok the boy Andrusha Yustchinsky. There you have a charge which the trial only can prove. Second That the child was tortured. Only a doctor can decide that. Third That tie boy was There you have the truth. No one denies, least of all the Jews, that the poor little lad was murdered. Fourth That Mendel Beilis-was seen with two men, strangers in Kiev, named, but unknown and now missing. Again you'' have truth. Mendel Beilis did know two such men, both strangers in Kiev, named, but unseen and now missing. The Jews of Russia must live within the Pale, those frontier provinces from tlie Baltic to the Black sea. There Is a pale within the Pale, for the Jews cannot live In the country or the villages, but only in certain towns. Even these towns a're not free, but only the ghetto of Kiev, in the Pale, has a Jews' quarter "where the millionaire Zitzeff built his hospital, in whose brickyard Beilis worked. Now Zitzeff 's son, married to an Austrian lady. Is by spe-citl permission able ttv live In his little palace In the Christian district. Young Mme. Zitzeff's two brothers, Austrian Jews, came to visit her at Passover. law says they cannot stay at theri sister's "home, even one night. They must live in the ghetto. So they arrange to surrender their passports at the hospital in the ghetto. That will be their address in the police books of Kiey. They then are seen no more, are noy misslngbeing again" In Austria. So we have the first 'ndictment of Mendel Beillsfour charges, two unproved and two true. But the first indictment is -now superceded by a sec DREAMS OF By ihe United Prea. CHICAGO, Oct. 7. With the major portion of his astounding "confession" discredited as the dreams of an opium fiend, but Chicago detectives convinced that Mrs. Rexroat. he murdered Mcs. Mildred Alli- son-Rexroat, and possibly had three or four others on his death list," Henry 'Spencer, paroled convict, today entertained detectives with fresh details of gory crimes while "he added new names to his list of victims. I vfc jrft i GIANTS. AB. H. PO. A. E. Schafer, center field 4 13 0 0 Doyle, second base 4 2 2 2 0 Fletcher, shortstop 4 2 2 2 0 Burns, left field 3 1 3 0 0 Herzog, third base 4 0 .1 3 0 Murray, right field 4 0 13 0 Meyers, catcher ..4 0" 3 0 0 Merkle, first base 3 2 12 0 0 Marquard, pitcher 0 0 0 6 0 Crandall, pitcher 1 0 0 0 0 McCormick 1. 10 0 0 Tesreau, pitcher-. 0 0 0 0 0 Totals .......32 11 27 16 0 ond. That 3Iendel Beilis took schinsky, and gave him to two other men, unknown and now missing, who tortured the child and murdered him for religious purposes. That is the government charge against Mendel Beilis and all -ff-rael the bitter t'ouble of the world's twelve million Jews! It is certain that Mendo) Beilis will be acquitted forwant of evidence. But the blame will be laid on "some unknown Jew-" So the "ritual murderIL process serves Its purpose of fomenting bad blood and continuing racial suspicion There can be but one result on the peace of the Pale. Widespread unrest, new programs, threatened fersecution. la incorrigible. Batted for Marquard in the fifth inning. TJ

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