Treachery of Bolsheviki Exposed By Secret Agents of American Government
THE GREENVILLE DAILY NEWS graph a jrir.tecj Oopv of this circular. IMJCT'MKNT NO. 12. (Gr. General taff Xachrichten Bureau, Section 11. No. "SO, Feb. 25. 1918.) NoTet. To the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars: After confer- versation of Gen. Hoffman with Comrade Trotsky, whereby it was supposedly proposed to the latter to make peace on conditions of considerable concessions on the part of the Cen tral Empires, but on the obligation of the Russian government to stop the nng un me i-eopie s Lommsar ; .socialization oi the life of the State.j Trotsky. I have the honor to ask .you Comrade Trotsky supposedly offered; to urgently inform the agents of thejth termination the war without secret service at Htafka Commissars ' , , .... . Kcierabend and Kalmanovich, lnat ; peace and the demobilization of our they should work as formerlv in com- i army. hen Gen. Hoffman announc-pleto independence and without the';ed that the Germans would continue! Ptafka and the General Staff in plied "Ihen under the pressure of Petersburg, and particularly Gen. Bonch-Bruevich and the secret service of the northern front, communi- force we shall be forced to make peace ! and fulfill all demands." I This document has created indigna-l eating only with the People's Com-jt;on among the troops. Against the XllcCn. I (nut I. .ilinlr n 1. r. Ik. han, I . ' . Missar Lieut. Krilenko. For the head of the department, R liauer; adjutant, Bukholm. Note. Across the letter Is written "Inform Mosholov. X. G." (Gorbunof's Initials). In the margin is written "Passed on to the Commissar of War. M. Skipnik." The significance of this letter is that it is to Lenin; that the two chief secretaries of himself and the council passed it on for action; and that Trotsky and Lenin on February 27 were continuing to hamper the Russian commander at a moment when the German army was threatening Petrograd. Mosholov was one of the commissars on the staff of Krilenko, the commissar representing the Council of Commissars in the command of the Russian military forces. His achievements as a dis-organlzer were notable. This letter indicates that he had the confidence of Germany. Have original letter. DOCUMENT NO. 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 Council or Feople s Commissars are I heard cruel accusations. Commissar S. Kalmanovich. ! Note. This letter is a warning of, the slow rising but coming storm that j will sweep these boldest pirates ofj u : ... . t . , . l l History xiuiii mc cuuutiy tiicjf jtatt; temporarily stolen. To get a real un-1 ond, and important section of the let-A ter, it must be pointed out that until rebruary 1, the Kussian calendar was' 13 days behind the Western Euro pean calendar. The real date of this! letter, therefore, is February 10. This t is the date oi irotsky s "io 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 Trotsky 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 cfciirfd at all obscure. A few detachments operating against the daring and skillful Russians had German troops and against the Aus- f0Und ,a means to get information trian Ukrainian corps, there has,froTrl Rrest-Litovsk. 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 through his secretary and the second may possibly be taken as Trotsky's opposition to any action. The loss of the Ukraine by counter-German intrigue was a sort point in prestige with him. But his essential obedience to Germany was not lessened. Have original letter. The circulars referred to in the first paragraph 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 thejj counter-revolution states that these i circulars were sent from the Don, and : the stenographic report was seized inj transmission from Kieff. Its origin I is undoubtedly Austrian or from the Rada. M. Skripnik." Have photograph of letter. (G. DOCUMENT NO. 14 G. S., Nachrichten Bureau, Section R. No. 278-611, Feb. 7.) To 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 among 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 for- eign minister of the Soviet govern advise-' ment of Workmen, Soldiers, and Sail ors 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 Trotsky 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 the original letter. DOCUMENT NO. 15 (The counterespionage with the Stav-ka, No. 811, special section, January -23, 1918.) A Warning i 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 the 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 agi- 2. A stenographicireport of the con-2. Astenographic report of the con- Farmers are Invited To Visit Camp Farm Farmers living in the vicinity ,of Camp Sevier, and farmers living anywhere for that matter, are invited to visit the monster-truck farm that the Conservation Division of the office of the camp quartermaster is operating on lands lying about one mile north of Locke station and which have re cently been leased by the government for iarm work. ', Representatives of the garden branch work of the Reclamation Division of the office of the quartermaster general in Washington, are cooperating with the Camp .Sevier Conservation Division in operating the largest, truck farm in the upper part of South Carolina and agricultural experts connected with Clemson College are also rendering valuable suggestions and assistance. The Conservation Division is anxious for farmers and others interested in agriculture and gardening, to visit the great farm and would be appreciative of any advice . or suggestions that any visitor might have to offer at any time. The conservation truck farm is to be operated along lines and by a policy to be directed by the Federal department of agriculture. That is of course, as far as is practicable. By visiting the conservation farm, farmers living in this vicinity might learn something to their own advantage and at the same time be of assistance to the soldier farmers. 21,640 Casualties in British Army in - Week LONDON, Sept. 14. Casualties among the Britishf orces reported for the week ending today total 21,445, compared with an aggregate of 20,-640 in the previous week. The casualties were divided as follows: Killed or died of wounds: Officers 563; men 3,514; wounded or missing: Officers 1,702; men 15,666. Hosiery will be manufactured by the Whittington Hosiery Co., High Point, N. C. chartered with JIOO.OOO capital.