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HORRIBLE VITRIOL OUTRAGE

The Ostrofl* correspondent of the "Warsaw I'nevlk '' reports another inqtanoe of the savage yebgeanoe occasionally wreaked upon an apn.tale co-religionist by the orthodox Polish .Jews. Franz PUtkovskl abandoned Judaism for the Greek Ohuroh pome fifteen years ago, and believed tbat he had lived down the vindictive opposition of h's friends and relatives. Pi.tkowski. who abb resident In tbe village of DlugoƟselo, near Oetrofi, lately lived on ostensibly good terms with his neighboring relatives. He received a visit from pne of these a few dftys ago. who Invited him to return with bim to Brok, another village m the same district, where the relative alleged some property had been left to Platkowakl. He onsaaploloosly went wltb hia relative. In passing through a wood he was suddenly attacked by hla two broihers and uuole, who dragged him Into a tarantas ihey had waiting. After being severely beaten tbe vhtlm was thrown on hla baok by one of h's brothers, who knelt on bis ohest and pinioned hla arms, whilst the other with hia uncle's aaalatanaa, forced open and poured Into his month a quantity of vitriol, splashing tbe bnrnlng liquid over his faoa and head, Beli.viag thetr viotim tj be dead, bis relatives threw bia body out of the cart and left. Ha was diacovered next morning, and removed to the military hospital at Oatrr ff. Blatkowakl wa-i eoiroely recognisable by bis friends. Both, eye?, the tongup, and one ear were destroyed, and the head and faoe terribly burned. The viotim, who was able to make his deposition, ia not exp oted to recover.

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HORRIBLE VITRIOL OUTRAGE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2094, 22 March 1889

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HORRIBLE VITRIOL OUTRAGE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2094, 22 March 1889

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