Attempts to run to the ground the fantastic rumors originating “somewhere in Lithuania” about an anti-Jewish libel have met with no success. For several days there have been reports that a Christian servant girl employed by a Jewish baker supplying bread to the army had poured poison into the dough. The baker, so the story runs, became suspicious and tried the bread on a dog. The dog died. The servant was arrested.
The occurrence is variously reported as having happened at Kashedar and Alite. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency got into communication with the latter place, only to be informed that the thing happened at Kashedar.
Upon inquiring at Kashedar the questioner was told it happened here in Kowno, where nothing is known of the story.
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