HUNGARY: Jew Plucked

A rich Jew came unto judgment, last week at Budapest. Soon he stood, plucked, gasping and stunned, under sentence to pay a fine equivalent to $500,000 and to serve seven years imprisonment at hard labor. What crime could fit so monstrous a punishment?

Six years ago the criminal, Baron Ludwig Havatny, onetime Hungarian Minister of Finance, retired sugar merchant, launched into journalism at Vienna and wrote a series of articles attacking Count Stephen Bethlen, then as now the reactionary Prime Minister of Hungary, but at that time grappling desperately to establish his...