Foreign News: Murderous Messiahs

In a big tent pitched on a rocky shore, the King's justice last week came to the remote Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. At a table covered with the Union Jack sat Justice C. P. Plaxton from Toronto. Before him was a. scratch jury of miners, newspapermen, the crew of the schooner which had sailed 13 days to bring the court to the islands. From the half-tanned sealskins of the Eskimo defendants, witnesses and attentive spectators rose a sour, oily stink.

Unfolded at the trial was the complete story of the crazy religious killings reported from the islands last spring (TIME, April...

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