Appleton's Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 6
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...prevented by the issue of a proclamation by the local authorities, declaring the Jews to be true subjects of tbe Czar, and entitled to protection of their property. At Polonnoze, near Kiev, a disaster was averted by the forethought of the mayor, who changed tbe market-day to Saturday; and, on the peasants complaining, he read them a lesson on the utility of the Jews as middle-men, and induced them to promise not to molest their Jewish fellow-citizens. From Alexandrovsk the instigators paid a visit to the Jewish agricultural colonies in the provinco of Ekaterinoslav, which have been established for more than forty years. The chief centers--Guhiypol, Orjechow, and Marianpol--wore visited in turn, and, though no violence seems to have been done to the persons of the Jews, their farms were almost entirely destroyed. At Orjechow, the instigators who led the mob were dressed as police-officers, and produced a document falsely professing to be the proclamation of the Czar, The farming implements were all destroyed, and 500 cattle and 10,000 sheep driven off. At Kamichewka, the Jews adroitly turned the supposed ukase of the Czar into a safeguard. Hearing that the rioters were advancing to attack, they brought the keys of their houses to their Christian neighbors, saying that, if the ukase were true, it would be better that their neighbors should have their property than the rioters; and, if the ukase proved to be untrue, of course their good neighbors would return the keys. The Christians of the village accordingly repulsed the rioters, and, in a few days, the Jews of Kamichewka were again in possession of their property. Up to this time the riots had chiefly arisen among the urban populations, but they now spread into the rural districts, and...
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