Frank Ulain, leader of the “Awakening Magyars” and Counsel for Defence of the anti-Semitic bomb conspirators of Scongrad, was wounded today during a duel with Bela Fabian, Jewish member of the Hungarian Parliament.
The duel took place in medieval fashion in a forest in the neighborhood of Budapest and under the strictest rules. The duel was fought with cavalry sabres and one of the severe conditions was that no bandage was to be used, should one of the duelists be wounded. Col. Julius Goemboes, also a leader of the “Awakening Magyars” and member of the Hungarian Parliament, was agreed upon as judge of the duel, whose duty was to see to it that the rules were enforced.
During the first round Deputy Ulain was wounded on the right side of his chin. However, he insisted on the continuation of the fight and in the second round he again received a severe cut from his eye to his neck. This disabled him and the duel was ended.
The duel was a direct result of the famous trial and acquittal of the anti-Semitic bomb throwers at Scongrad. After the verdict of the court, acquitting the conspirators, the question was taken up in an interpellation at the first session of the Hungarian Parliament. During the discussion, Deputy Ulain insulted Deputy Fabian, exclaiming to him, “You miserable Jew; you will regret this.” A fist fight then ensued and Ulain had to be removed from the House in order that order be restored. The Jewish deputy then challenged the anti-Semitic deputy to a duel.
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