Lodz (Oct. 9)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Fifty-three witnesses will be called to testify in a sensational trial of three Jews that will begin here on October 13. The three Jews who are prominent manufacturers of this city, are charged with incendiarism. Their factory burned down recently and the accusation declares that the three Jews were responsible for the fire, their alleged intention being to collect on an insurance policy of $20,000.
The defense points out the inconsistency of the charge in view of the fact that in the course of the fire a large sum of paper money belonging to the owners of the factory as well as a number of valuable documents, were destroyed.
The case of the three Jewish manufacturers has aroused widespread interest as it is believed by many that the accusation is motivated by anti-Jewish feeling.