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Evny Wfek, soya " Darkeet Russia," wi raoeive Borne fresh llloatralion of the etf-ot which the spread ol the ' blood libel" by the Biti'Semi io press baa upon the moat ignorant and superstitious section of tho Busuian people, In many caaea the " ritual murdur" ory is engineered by looal member* of the " Black Hundred " fraternity. Our St. Petersburg ooneapondent gives the details of a case bearing? a somewhat different character. A little girl living in St, Patera burg wft9 sent out shopping and did not return lor several weeks. On her return she unfolded ft story which suggested that she hid been decoyed away by Jews, presumably with the usual "ritual" object. When, how ever, her nooount of nor adventure* was put to the teat it waa dieoo erod that on her way home from her nhopping expedition she had been robbed of her purehaaes, and t' rough Uμ of being punished on her return she hud emoted to run away. The "ritaal" atory was h-Vown inventr n ; and, as may be imngitud, liv (inti-Pemitio made the moet of it Until it was exposed. I'iio uppmliiU' feature of this unpleasant 0 jieode iw that it Bhould have occurred to a ohild that fluoh a atory would furnish a cont'noinK explanation of her disappearance. Tae perKi'ntfnt dissemination of the " blood lilt i ' i an iivar pr*"-ent menace to the JewiHh D ipulation, and if not checked is bound som" Sky to give rice to a fanatical outburst of eawgery. , Aooording to the "Ilosfkoe Znamya, the Organ of the anti-Semitia Union of the ItusHian people, the Minister of Justioo is pro. p>tinp ft detnitpd rnnnrt on the Beiliß oaßofor presentation to the Tear. _ The Vyedomoati" is informed that, ac a result of the consultations held both ii n< Pfl'.' rshnrp and Kieff, tho ofii 'ia a of the Ministry of Justice have formed tl o opinion thnt neither iho rtp>r' of the hend Of the Kieff Detective D partment nor that 01 the Publio Prosecutor is convincing with regard to th« nlleg.d "ritual" character of the murder of Yunchinsky. The indirect proofs, in tho shnpo of Htorinn to the iffect that the baking of enkea requires Chriatian blood, are dismissed as untenable, When one if those present at the consultations pointed out that the material supplied by the prpaeoutiona was not likely to sntisiv a 'jury, the Conference aiv'sed that the prosecution ahonld not lay particular stress on the "ritual" character of tho murder, bdt Bhoula*:i4dmit tho possibility of an ordinary crlroeVftWing been committed, ?The ii?J3metinina;" "Darkeat Russia" e&Unuee, now resorts to the Gospels for tie purpose of establishing the blood accuuatijbn against tho Jews. It quotes the utterBfjoes pf Ohrtet re!atin« to the Last Supper, \vuioti"li fntel-pVotR as evidence of the use of blood among Jewe for ritual purposes. ; ; Tbe Archangel Michael Union, which re pifosenfe the P,nrißhkevitoh wing of the UotoD of the Hiwia'n People, haa resolved to ..ilh* m. namwhiKit oh thtt BeLlis caiß,.whioh ia

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"BLOOD-LIBEL" IN RUSSIA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4349, 14 November 1913

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"BLOOD-LIBEL" IN RUSSIA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4349, 14 November 1913

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