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Sent to Jail for Refusing to Take Oath on Saturday

Jacob Karman, a beadle in one of the local synagogues was given two days jail and fined three hundred and fifty zloty when he refused to take an oath on being hailed to court as a witness on Saturday.

The trial was originally scheduled for a previous Saturday. When Karman failed to appear he was thereupon fined two hundred zloty and ordered to appear the following Saturday. This time he complied but refused to take the oath. Karman was arrested as he descended from the witness stand and carried off to jail in his sabbath garments.