More Proof Of The Duplicity Of Lenine Et Al (Column 1)
: i- , . $:' .' . . V r ' .'" V n,.' 1 , 'J V MORE PROOF OF ; THE DUPLICITY OF LENINEETAL Washington Reveal t Another Series of. Documents-Showing That Germany Gave Much Money to Bolsheviki Outfit and Planned to Steal Russia's Trade for Herself. Washington, Sept,. 16. A series of secret documents which the German J - government held with'the Russian Bol- sheviki, to prevent spread among their fc , own , people of the socialistic, preaching 1 of their Russian tools, and the plans 4- tana ior uerman control or Russia eco nomlcally and financially during and after the war feature the disclosures in the second installment of the sen-sational series now In the hands of the f American government.," t Copies of the documents, given out -last ight carry the file numbers of the ' L Reichsbank or the German general v" staff, and in some Instances notations J, by Lenine or Trotzky, the Bolshevik f leaders now shown to have been In the pay of Germany since long before L they overthrew Russia's new demo-Sfscratic government and virtually turned i the country over to the Teutons. There are illuminating explanatory notes by y. Edgar Sisson of the committee on pub- , lie , inrormation, wno airectea tne m- vestigation which resulted in the dls-l ' closures. . : y ' ' Plan to Seize American Material. One of the Reichsbank memorandum dated , last January, announces to the . commissar of foreign affairs (Lenine) f- that 50,000,000 roubles of gold has been P placed to the credit at- Stockholm of the representatives of the-commissars to cover the cost of Red Guards and .-agitators. Another of a few days later tells of a credit of b, 000, 00 roubles for -i' the assistant naval commissar in the Far East, who is entrusted with the i task of carrying off or destroying the war material at Vladivostok a scheme that probably was well under way i when the landing" of American and Al- lied forces at Vladivostok ended the j sway of the Bolsheviki there. "' A resolution adopted by the German ' commercial banks under, the auspices of the Reichsbank outlines an elabor-I ; ate programme for control of Russia - by Germany and the barring of Amer-i s ica and the Allies from the Russian '! commercial and industrial field . after the war. What has happened to this scheme Is not definitely known but itj T ,: Is suggested that, it -may. tje llie sub-Jject of one of the ' secret-sections ' of ytlje German-Bolshevik treaty. 4'''." Lenine and Trotzky Traitors. J,' How Lenine and Trotzky were be-i traying their socialist friends along . with Russia is disclosed:, by a sharp i 'note to Lenine from ths Nach rich ten '.bureau demanding to know. what steps' '.-.he wouldLtake to make good hig per- ' scnal promise that socialistic and agl-,-tatiowU literature would not be cir- f,,cuiatea among ierman irooi). iiuw . wrote on the margin "I ask V discuss ; ' It. L. T." ' ,-, The concluding document of the in- stallment ls a German warning on Januarv 29 to Lenine that unknown Vi 'agitators were circulating propaganda V telling in advance of the plans of the V. Bolsheviki to openly surrender to the ' Germans as they actually did later.. These are the documents contained ' vln the second Installment: DOCUMENT NO. 8. (Reichsbank No. 2, Jan. 8, 1918.) ; ; VERY ' SECRET. I"- To the Commissar of Foreign Af-t ifairs f Information has today been re-f "reived by me from Stockholm that 60,- ' 000.0(H) roubles of gold has been trans- f erred to be put at the disposalof ttie representatives of the people's com -missars. This credit has been supplied to the Russian government ii order Vto coier the cost of the keep;of the .Hurt fluards and agitators in the coun- ,!- '.try. The imperial government consid 1 v ers it appropritae to remind ine soviet ' 'of people's .commissars of the necessity i'of increasing their propaganda in the if country, as the antagonistic attitude v,of the south of Russia and Siberia to the existing government is troubling r?,the German government. It is of great ' importance to send experienced men everywhere in'order to set up a uni-T form-- government. Representative of pthe Imperial bank, Von Schanz. Note. Members of the Red Guard ' were paid from twelve to sixteen roubles ' a day, whereas soldiers wire paid hardly 'that numbet ' of kopecks. This letter xshows tchere the money came from. . 'The- 'Bolshevik government also re-Quired factory owners to pay regular tcages ts. their tvorkers tohile the latter served in the Red Ouard. The notation ''.on letter indicates that it xw referred to Mensrlnski, the financial minister, whose expert councillor was the Qer-" man, Von Toll.. Menshinski personally-.'.conducted the torecking of the Russian .oanks, a maneuver that deprived all op-' ponents of Bottheviam of their firta.it-i ciat means of warfare. It teas a classic job of destruction, done in the name of '..reconstruction. Have photograph of thisJetter. s DOCUMENT NO. 9." -"(Reichsbank No. 8, Jan. 18, 1918, Berlin.) VERY SECRET. To the Commissar of Foreign Af -fairs: I am instructed to convey the agreement of the Imperial , bank to the Issue of a., credit of 5,000,000 roubles for the dispatch of the assistant naval commissar, .; Kudriashoff. to the- Far: East. . . , "v.! '"!';.;- ' ' ' ' On arrival, at Vladivostok he should. Visit the retired officer of the Russian. fleet, Mr; Panoff, and instruct uutten-hoff and. staufacher, who are .known to Panoff, to. come to see him." Both, " the mentioned - agents will bring with them Messrs. Edward Shlndler, Will-' ' iam Keberleln, - and Paul Dlese (or Deze). With these persons it Is necessary to think out a plan for carrying ' out the Japanese and American war materials from Vladivostok to.the west. If this Is not possible then they must-Instruct Dlese (or Deze) and his agents to destroy the " stores. . Shindler must acquaint Kudriashoff with theChinese agents at Nikolsk. These . peraons should receive the agreed amounts and should be dispatched'to China-to carry on an ; agitation against Japan. President of- the . Imperial bank, - on .Schanz. '. ; - . Note If this plan was developed to e climax it was not by Kudriashoff. He was killed on. his passage through Si' Xteria two ' or three weeks later and it ! Jwas reported that a great sum of money was taken' from' his body by his murderers, who were said to be two Cos-' sacks. Most of - the - German . agents named in this letter were still active in Siberia in the spring, as. shown by document No. 29. ' - - -" f ' Have photograph of this letter. . DOCUMENT NO. 10. (Reichsbank No. 5, Jan. 11, 1918.) To the.-Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars: My Dear Mr. Chairman: The Industrial and commercial organizations in Germany interested in trade relations with Russia have addressed themselves to me in a letter, including several guiding indications. 'Permit roe to : bring them to your Attention. ' 1. The conflict of the Russian revolution with the Russian capitalists absolutely does not interest German manufacturing circles, in so far as the auestion -loes not concern Industry as such. You can destroy the Russian capitalists as far as you please, but it -would by no means be possible to permit the destruction of Russian enterprises. - Such a situation, would produce a constant ferment In the country, supported by famine of materials and. In consequence of that, of products also. The English, American, and French capitalists take advantage of this disorder and understand how to establish here corps of their commercial agents. It is necessary -to. remember that German Industry in the first years after the general peace will not be in a position to satisfy the purchasing demand of the Russian market, having broad similar parallel tasks in the Far East, in Persia, in China, and in Africa. No Money in Russia. 2. It Is essential, therefore, to conduct a canvass and gather statistical information with regard to the condition of industry, and. in view of the absence tt money in Russia, to address in business conversations whichever is desired of the groups of German commercial banks. - ; 3. Trade with Germany may be In the first period almost exclusively exchange for wheat and for any remaining products to receive household necessities. Everything which exceeds the limits of such trade should be paid for in advance to the amount of 75 per cent of the market value, with the payment of the remaining quarter in a six months' period. In place of such an arrangement, probably, it would seem to be possible to permit, privately, the taking of German dividend shares on the Russian financial market, or solidly guaranteed Industrial and railroad loans. , In view of the indicated interest of German manufacturers and -merchants in trade relations in Russia, I cordially beg you, Mr. Chairman, to inform me of the views of the government regarding the questions touched upon, and to receive the ussnranrps of mv sincere frespect. Representative of the Im perial bank and stock exchange in Berlin, G. Von Schanz. Note The engaoino attitude of the Gcriftan manufacturers toward Russian capitalism is . the feature of this letter, apart from the cordial and evidently understanding expressions of - the rep resentative of the German imperial bank to that supposed enemv of the capitalists of all nations. Lenine. The letter was sent to the secret department OV secretary Skripnik. Perhavs some day TOn Schanz will disclose Lenine" an steer. Have photograph of letter. DOCUMENT NO. 11. (Reichsbank, No. 12378. Berlin, Dec. 28, it.J RESOLUTION of conference of representatives of the German commercial banks convened on proposal of the German delegation at Petrograd by the management of the Imperial Bank, to discuss the resolutions of the Rhine -Westphalian Industrial Syndicate and Handelstag. L All loans are canceled the bonds Of which are in th hands of German, Austrian, Bulgarian and Turkish hold--efs, but paymenVmust be realized by the Russian treasury in the course of a twelve-months' term after the conclusion of separate peace. 2. The purchase is permitted" of all Russian securities and dividend-bear ing paper by the representatives of the uerman banks at the rate of the day on the open market. 3, After the conclusion of separata peace, on the expiration of 90 days, there are re-established all the shares of private railway companies, metal lurgical industries, oil companies, and chemical pharmaceutical works. The rating of such papers will be made by the German and Austrian .stock exchanges. American Capital Banished. ... 4. There are banished and for five years from date of signing peaceNiro not to be allowed English, French and-American capital in the following industries: Coal, metallurgical, machine building, oil, chemical, and pharmaceutical. - 5. In the question of development in Russia of coal, oil and metallurgical branches of Industry there is to be established a supreme advisory organ consisting of ten Russian, specialists, ten "from the German , industrial or- ganizations and the German and Austrian banks. ' . 6. The Russian government must not interfere in the region of questions connected with the transfer to the benefit of Germany of two- mining districts . in Poland Dombrosky and Ol- kishkyt and to Austria Of the oil region in Galicia. .-The transfer of the latter will be only, in the form of limitations of the right of making claims, land allotments,, and application of capital for the production and refining of oil. 7. Germany and Austria enjoy the unlimited privilege of sending into Russia mechanics and qualified workmen. 8. Other x foreign mechanics and workmen during five years after the conclusion of ' peace between Russia and Germany are not to be allowed to enter at all. ' , . 9. The statistical department of producing ' and manufacturing industries With the corresponding government organ must be controlled by German specialists. Control Over Private Banks. 10. Private banks in Russia arise only with the consent and according to the plan of the union of German and Austrian banks, whereby the rating ol the stocks of the . banks on all exchanges of the New and Old World will be handled by the group of the Deutsche bank. 11. At the ports of Petrograd, Archangel, Odessa, Vladivostok, and Batum will be established, under the leadership-of specialists from Germany, special statistical, economic committees. As regards the tariff, railway and shipping rate policies to regulate the Russo-German-Austrian trade rela tions, this part of the economical treaty will be "discussed by the special tariff council of-the Handelstag. Chairman Von Grennerf Secretary Berenbluet. Note The - penned ' endorsement on the photograph copy of the resolution is "Chairman of the Central Executive .Committee-Commissar Menshinsky re- quests that this resolution should be taken under advisemertt. and to prepare; the ground in the Soviet of the Workmen's and Soldiers' Deputies, in case the Council of People's Commissars will not accede to these requests. Secretary R. Ruskin." Menshinsky is minister of finance. All of these terms, wholly punitive to American, English and French capital, could lurk in the secret section in the present German-Russian treaty. I do not know the fate of the resolution on this, its early n-ter appearance Have besides the notated photograph a printed copy of this circular. DOCUMENT Np.vl2. (Gr. General Staff, Nach'rlchten " Bureau, .. -Section JRNo. 780. Feb. 25, 19lg.) V : ' SECRET. "" . .To the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars: After confer- ii-aepenaence '