The circumstance that Count Arthur Cherep-Spiridovitch, who was found dead in his room at Barrett Manor, Staten Island on Saturday, was penniless and that an appeal for funds for the burial expenses was made by his foster son was ascribed in well-informed circles to the withdrawal of a certain wealthy American from the anti-Semitic campaign conducted by Spiridovitch.
It was learned that at one time considerable financial assistance was promised Count Cherep-Spiridovich by a very wealthy American and that the failure of that assistance to come forward caused the collapse of Count Spiridovich’s plans.
Additional information regarding Spiridovitch’s activities shows that for a time he operated from Chicago, using one of the large hotels as his headquarters, then he travelled to Detroit, Denver, Colorado and other cities. More recently, various attacks upon Jews were sent out in the name of a printing establishment which called itself the Anti-Bolshevist Association and which operated from 15 East 128th Street. Throughout, this literature was permeated with the most slanderous charges against the Jews, and “The Gentile Review,” a magazine, published for a while, reached perhaps, the height of the grotesque in this direction. One leaflet called “Excerpts from the Talmud,” insisted that the sole ambition of the Jew was to kill all Gentiles.
An advertisement, which was published in various literary publications was stopped when the publications learned, through the efforts of the American Jewish Congress, the nature of the books advertised.
Count Arthur Cherep-Spiridovitch, who died last Friday at Barrett Manor, Arrochar, S. I., may be buried in Potter’s Field, unless funds are donated to pay for burial.
Mr. Broens-Trupp, the Count’s adopted son, made another appeal for funds to save the Count from burial in Potter’s Field.
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