How Germany Financed Russ Bolshevik Revolt (Column 2)

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GREAT FALLS DAILY TRIBUNE. THURSDAY, FflMMOED-j REVOLT of in in Gren-ner; For the head of the department, R. Bauer; adjutant, Bukholm. Note. Across the letter is written "Inform Mosholov, N. G." (Gorbunofs initials). In the marking is written, "Passed on to the Commissar of War, M. Skripnik." The significance of this letter is that it is to Lenine; that the two chief secretaries of himself and the council passed it on for action ; and that Trotzky and Lenine on Feb. 27 were continuing to hamper the Russian commander fct a moment when the German army was threatening Petrograd. Mosholov was one of the commissars on the staff of Krilenko, the commissar lepresenting the council of commissars in the command of the Russian military forces. His achievements as a disorganizer were' notable. This letter indicates that he had the confidence of Germany. ' - v' , . Have original letter. ' ; D0CUMENT.N0. 13. Gr. General Staff, Nachrichten Bureau, Section R, No 753, Feb. 25.) , , Very Secret. To the chairman of the council of people's commissars: According to reports of our secret service in the detachments operating against the German troops and against the Austrian Ukrainian corps, there has been discovered propaganda for a national rising and a struggle with the Germans and their allies, the Ukrainians. I ask you to inform me what has been done by the government to stop this harmful agitation. For the head of the department, R. Bauer; adjutant. Henrich. Note. Across the top is written "Urgent to the Commissars of 'War and Special staff. M. Skripnik." The last sentence is underscored, and in the margin appears" a question marked, initialed "L..T." The first is Lenin's order thru his secretary and the second may possibly be taken as Trotzky's opposition to any action. The loss of the Ukraine by counter-German intrigue was a sore point in - prestige with him. But :. his essential obedience to Germany was not lessened. , Have original letter. '.' - Document no. 14. (G. G. S., Nachrichten Bureau, Section R, No. 278-611, Feb. 7.) TTo the Commissar of Foreign Affairs: According to information of the secret-service department it has been ascertained that the promise given personally by you, Mr. Commissar, in Brest-Litovsk, that socialistic agitational literature would not be circulated anrong' the German troops is not being fulfilled. Tell me what steps will be taken in this matter. For the head of the department, R. Bauer; adjutant, Henrich. Note. Brusque, words to the foreign minister of the soviet government of workmen, soldiers and sailors of the Russian republic, delivered not by an equal in official rank, but by the deputy of a German major , at-the head of an information department of the German government. Did , Trotzky resent or deny the imputation? ..Instead he . wrote ' with his own hand in the margin "I ask to discuss it. L. T." Thus he admits that he did give the promise at Brest-Litovsk, The question raised concerns only the measure of obedience to be required. Have original letter. DOCUMENT NO. -15. fThe counterespionage with the Stavka, No. 311, special section, Jan. 29, 1918.) A Warning. To' the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars: "" The counterespionage at the Stavka advises that at the. front is being spread by unknown agitators the following counterrevolutionary literature: -, 1. The text of circulars of various German government institutions with proofs of the connection of the German government with the bolshevik workers before the passing of ne government into their hands. These . leaflets have reached also the German commanders. The supreme commander has received a demand from Gen. Hoffman to stop this dangerous agitation by all means possible. 2. A .stenographic report of the conversation of Gen. Hoffman with Comrade Trotzky, whereby it was supposedly proposed to the latter to make peace on conditions of considerable concessions on the part of the central empires, but on the obligation of the Russian government to stop the socialization of the life of the state. Comrade Trotsky supposedly offered the termination of the war without peace and the demobilization of our army. 'When Gen. Hoffman announced that the Germans would continue to advance, Trotzky supposedly replied "Then under the pressure of force we shall be forced to make peace and fulfill all demands." This document has created indignation among tbe troops. Against the council of people's commissars are henrd cruel accusations. Commissar S., Kalmanov-ich. Note. This letter is a warning of the slow rising but coming storm that will sweep these boldest pirates of history from the country they have temporarily stolen. To get a ' real understanding of the meaninsr of the second, and important section of the letter, it must be pointed out that until February 1. the Russian calendar was 13 days behind the western European calendar. The real date of this letter, therefore, is February 10. This is the date Trotzky's "No peace; no war" pronouncement was made at Brest- Litovsk. The news of it did not. reach even Petrograd until the next day. Yet on that day printed circulars were being distributed at the front stating that Trotzky had agreed to do the very thing he did do, and giving an augury of events that did take place a week later when Germany did begin its advance and when the bolsheviks did fulfill all demands. The fact is that simple truth was being told. Nor is the means by which it was secured nt all obscure. A few daring and skillful Russians had found a means to get information from Brest-Litovsk. The circular referred to in the first paragraf are of course those - already familiar to Washington from February -dispatches. . ' -- The following naive comment adds to the attractiveness of the letter, "The committee for combatting the counterrevolution states that these circulars were sent from the Don, and the stenographic report was seized in transmission from Kief f. Its original is undoubtedly Austrian or from the Rada. M. Skripnik." sIIave photograph of letter. ; , AT CAMP LEWIS Camp Lewis, Tacoma, Sept. 18. Men called in the draft army sb6uld not cancel the insurance policies they carry in private companies, even though they intend taking out the maximum amount of government war risk "nsurance. A bulletin was issued here today by Brig. Gen. Frank B. Watson urging all officers and enlisted men not tb cancel their outside insurance, and the same plan, unofficially, is urged for men about to come to the army. , ' The insurance of men called into the army is protected during and until one year after the war. A man called into the army service docs not have to pay the premiums on his insurance until one year after he is discharged from the service, or until one year after the war is over. By the end of that time, however, he must pay the lapsed premiums. An order was issued today that com-pany commanders report to the camp judge advocate's office the names of all aliens desiring to become naturalizad, including enemy aliens. For the first time aliens who are minors also are to be naturalized. . It is said civilian minor aliens cannot become naturalized until they become of age. v ' Cut This Out It Is Worth Money. DON'T MISS THIS. Cut out this slip, enclose with 5c and mail it to Foley & Co-, 2S35 Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, 111., writing your name and address clearly. You will receive in return a trial package containing Foley's Honey and Tar Compound, for coughs, colds and croup; Foley's - Kidney Pills,: for pain in sides and back: rheumatism, backache, kidnev and bladder ailments; and Foley Cathartic 1 ablets, a wholesome and thoroly cleansing cathartic, for constipation, billious-ness, headache and sluggish bowels. Great Falls Drug Co. Adv. ' ANOTHER BANKING CHANGE. Special to The Daily Tribune. Livingston, Sept. 18. Frank Wiggins, formerly assistant cashier of the Reed Point bank, has; arrived in the city to assu.ne bis new position as cashier of the First State bank of this city, the position made vacant by 'he resignation of At.-D. Watson, who will enter the railway: service as' chief '-imt keeper of the Montana . division of the Northern Pacific FERGUS REGISTRATION. . Special to The Daily Tribune. Lewistown, Sept," 18. At this time 5,G25 registration cards have been turned in to the local board from Fergus county, and those yet out are not expected to number more than 50, so that the final total is expected to stand at about 5,675. If you are having electrical trouble with your automobile, remember we " can locate the trouble and repair it AND-IN-A-HUR- RY-TO. WE DON"f GUESS WE KNOW Outrof-town Work Given 'Prompt Attention H H H H s N. W. STORAGE S I BATTERY CO. f 5 410 First Av. N. Fone 6969 g E "Charlie Can Fix It" 5 HUDSON AND REO OWNERS We have engaged the services of an expert repair, man on these cars. A. S. FARMEN 705 Central Ave. Great Falls HLEH H H

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