Twelve special trains chuffed into the small town of Rzeszow, last week, bearing 10,000 docile prisoners, guarded by some 1,000 police. Soon a large military drill ground was fitted out with grandstands and constituted as an open air courtroom. Only 62 lawyers and 100 witnesses were present. The 10,000 defendants were charged with malfeasance as petty officials of the Polish Railway Men's Benevolent Society, which has only 21,000 members. The case, first heard at Lwow last year, with a mere 6,000 defendants present, will now proceed in earnest, is expected to drag on for months.


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