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Putting Judas Iscariot and Benedict Arnold Out of Business
JUDAS and Benedict Arnold have I
been put out of the running as ?
trait-ors by Leon Trotzky and
Anv remaining doubts as to the al?
legiance of these pillars of Bol?
shevism havo been removed by the re?
markable scries of seventy documents
that have just been made public by the j
Committee on Public Information at
Washington. The evidence gathered by
Edgar Sisson in Russia 'last winter re- j
teals that $25.000,000 was the price ?
Germany paid for Russia. Moreover, ;
the evidence shows that Germany had j
prepared detailed plans for a war of
world conquest long before the as?
sassination at Sarcjevo, and that two
Tears before America was drawn into
?je war Germany was mobilizing as de?
structive agents and observers an army
of anarchists and escaped criminals to
operate in the United States.
The substance of "the startling docu?
ments produced in Washington is sum?
marized thus by the committee's report:
"They show that the Bolshevik revolu?
tion was arranged for by the German great
genera! staff and financed by the German
jmperial Bank and other German financial
institutions. They show that the treaty
of Brest Litovsk was a betrayal of the Rus?
sian people by the German agents, Lcnine
and Trotzky; that a German-picked com?
mander was chosen to defend 'Petrograd'
against the Germans; that German officers
have been secretly received by the Bolshe?
vik government as military advisers, as
spies upon the embassies of Russia's allies,
as officers in the Russian army and as di?
rectors of the Bolshevik military, foreign
and domestic policy. They show, in short,
that the present Bolshevik government? is
rot a Russian government at all, but a
German government, acting solely in the
interests of Germany and betraying the
r.ussian people, as it betrays Russia's nat?
ural allies, for the benefit of tho imperial
German government alone. And they show
also that the Bolshevik leaders, for the
same German imperial ends, have equally
betrayed tho working classes of Russia
tvhom they pretend to represent."
Through the comment of many of
l,he American newspapers there is a
strain of "I told you so" and "We knew
it all the time." In this vein "The
Kansas City Journal" declares:
"There was never the least doubt in the
minds of the American people that Lcnine
and Trotzky were damnable scoundrels who
K.;re willing to betray Russia, commit in?
numerable murders and institute a reign
of terror for pay. But it was hardly sus?
pected that the plot was so deliberate, so
cold-blooded and was carried out in such a
systematic fashion as is disclosed by docu?
"The Christian Science Monitor"
points out that?
"the most ordinary intelligence and ele?
mentary logic should have proved to
anybody, anybody other, that is to say, than
a politician blinded hy prejudice, that the
government of Berlin was not passing revo?
lutionaries over its railways and across its
Hers, or linding these revolutionaries
money wherewith to create a thing so dear
to the imperial German government as a
revolution out of mere love of democracy.
The 'comrades' in London, Paris, and in
New York who, a little while ago, were
i-o strident for peace by negotiation, may
now begin to understand that they have
themselves been Hie innocent tools of the
iggc Mori poured out by the .Bureau of
Enemy Psychology, in the multitudinous
streams of a peace campaign, now that the
campaign in the field is breaking down."
VI Je. Had Evidence
" Long Ago
How Trotzky took orders from his
masters in Berlin and why such a mass
of evidence has finally come to light
is explained by "The Boston Tran?
"Long ago we had evidence that the
Reichsbank had paid the expenses of L?nine
and Trotzky when they went to Russia
and had practically set up their rule there.
Now we know that Berlin paid the ex?
penses ?if the Red Guard, paying its pri?
vates $6 to $8 a day, when other Russian
soldiers had us many cents, perhaps, and
that as late as February 7 last the Ger?
man military administration sent a sharp
and direct written order to Trotzky to tell
it why he still permitted Socialistic litera?
ture to go to German soldiers?upon which
order Trotzky wrote tho words, 'I ask to
?iiscu?s it. 1. '!.' This means that Trotzky
?ad really given his promise to the Ger?
mans not to circulate radical literature
^niong the Germans, and that he held him?
self hablo to censure by the German mili?
tary administration, virtually as its em?
The data supplied by Mr. Sisson are con?
clusive, in fact, as to the collusion between
Berlin and Bolshevik Russia. It may be
usked why cither Berlin or the Bolsheviki
Permitted so much evidence of their rotten
compact to remain on lile. The explanation
the unconquerable documentary habit of
the Germans and the confidence of the Bol
sheviki in the cover which they thought
tney had provided for themselves. But the
'etrayal of their secrets proves that Rus
ata and even Bolshevik Moscow and Petro
?Cad are fall 0f men ar)r] WOmen who are
tlred of Bolshevism and willing to turn
"The Macon Daily Telegraph," in a
1 iscussion which attempts to weigh all
the elements involved, recalls that?
"international Socialism at least had
jdealism behind it and men suffered and
lv*d and worked for it who were impelled
'v sheer love of their fcllowmen and the
-yarning to a beautiful ideal that even
^ugh it i? all impossible is not without
: ? appeal even ?s<>. It is more than Russia,
n'"re than Ukraine, more than Finland or
?? allied world these men have sought to
ytray for thirty pieces of silver, but it is
""hope and the goal of white mankind
' "??i m their native continent they have
*old out. And there w,j, be a good many
! ' ?UBSia, and among the radical groups
L^*?' Wh0 wiU bellev8 th?m and
Justify what they have done on the basis
???* to fight th. d.vii on* mast hare Art.
even though it be the devil's own b,azier
that gives it. Foreseeing some sort of ex?
pos? long since, American apologists have
declared that if these two great Bolshevist
leaders took German money they are justi?
fied, in that it is better to use the money
of autocrats to overthrow autocrats than
to bleed the already exploited plain people.
We shall hear more of that from now on."
But the same newspaper comes to
this conclusion :
"History knows no blacker treachery than
these two men have played their native
land. It is worse than Bazaine at Metz,
for he turned the trick to gain a crown;
this pair bargained for money to deliver
1;~0,000,000 of their fellow-countrymen over
to the Prussian as slaves, to deliver thereby
th?. world into the hands of the autocrat
of Potsdam. As they are German agents
so we may be sure the whole Bolshevist
structure is in the same influence. Wil
helmstrassc is the government of Russia
to-day; it is the Soviet, even though it may
not be openly the Soviet, except that at
every little council table throughout all
the empire there sits a German, sometimes
openly, sometimes as a Russian. But tak
ing these two men at their own estimate,
that they ate not Russians, nor Germans,
but men of the Brotherhood of Man, who
see men not in nationalities, who owe to'
no government, to no political or racial di?
vision an allegiance they do not feel, they
have been traitor to the very school of
political thought in which they have be?*n
nurtured and of which they have been the
History may be scanned in vain for
a parallel of the treachery which has
now been established. "The New York
"Has the world ever sien traitors like
these? It. has seen traitors to a country, and
that is what they arc; it has seen traitors
to their own class, and that is what they
are; it has seen traitors to their own party,
and that is what they are; but when has
the world ever seen these three kinds of
traitors united in the same, persons?
"And for what did they betray Russin,
.their nominal country; the socialistic creed
they pretended to believe in, and the work?
ing class in whose interest they pretended
to be laboring? For money; money paid
them at the outsit, paid to them since
they overthrew Kerensky, and paid to them
still through the German Imperial Bank."
"The Baltimore Sun" comes to a
"Benedict Arnold attempted to betray
only his country. L?nine has betrayed his
country, his class and the international
cause which he professed. The only name
that his is fit, to be compared with is that
arat and Robespierre Pure
Spirits in Comparison
"The New York Tribune" writes uf
''the Bolshevist lepers":
"We have said that it was flattery to
compare the Russian Terrorists of to-day
with the bloody-handed Terrorists of the
French Revolution. Marat and Robespierre
remain pure spirits beside L?nine and
Trotzky. The two former were patriots,
though paranoiacs and criminals. L?nine
and Trotzky are intellectual and moral de?
"Germany knows how to pick lier own.
The Bolshevist posturers had a taint of
depravity which made them akin to their
purchasers and masters. For an orgy of
power and dreams of luxury they sold
Russia into slavery. It was one of the
most hideous betrayals in history. L?nine
and Trotzky have given a new touch of
foulness to treason. By the extent and
enormity of their crime they have made
i the leprous company which they have
| joined--the big and little traitors of the
past -look almost clean and fit for human
"The Montgomery Advertiser" de?
''There has never been in the history of
, the world so complete a piece of villan??
as the accomplished programme of the
Russian Bolsheviki. And the fair word of
i 'idealism' was desecrated by the Bolsheviki
? and their American apologists, in applying
j it to the greedy murderous programme of
the Russian proletariat. The proof now
that it was done in return for German
gohl is made public. The shaggy bearded
Bolshevik appearing as an idealist, was
nothing more than Judas appearing among
the Apostles with his thirty pieces of silver
hkhlon in his robes."
"The Toronto Telegram" thinks that
the Hohenzollerns who engineered the
?Russian reign of terror may eventually
get a taste of their own medicine:
"Russians are almost the first people in
history who ever fell into the hands of
patriots capable of handing their own
country over to a foreign invader in re?
turn for the privilege of slaughtering their
former rulers, their children and female
- relatives, and everybody else who had a
goofl suit of clothes on their backs or a
dollar in their pockets.
"The Romanoffs, with all their faults,
were gentle, kindly, loyal people compared
to the Hohenzollerns. Emperor William's
Russian agents have set the precedent in
the massacre of the Romanoff family. That
precedent may ultimately be followed by
German revolutionists in their dealings
with the Hohenzollern family."
Of the men who betrayed Russia and
of their masters "The Philadelphia In?
"They are two ignoble miscreants whose
names will for generations be. a hissing
and a contempt, but who shall say that
their infamy is, not less than that of the
government which stooped to their de
bauchery and which found its profit in the
treason to which they were seduced? The
stink which Germany had made iteelf in
the nostrils of civilization has actually
been intensified, although that seemed im?
possible, by the additional proof, which th?;
present publication affords, of its illimit?
able corruption, unconscionable duplicity
and ignominious greed.
"And only last week Vicc-Char.cellor von
Payer gave notice that the peace treatie??
which had been signed with the Ukraine.
Russia and Rumania would not be sub?
mitted for approval or alteration to th?
Entente Powers. It would be to.laugh wer??
the issues lc3s grave or the situation less
serious, but for all the iniquities the Ger?
man government has committed the day
'of retribution is approaching. Let it be
sure of that."
Only "The Evening Post"
Of all American newspapers only one
looks with suspicion upon these revela?
tions of the Committee on Public In?
formation. After a careful analysis of
the first series of documents released
by the Creel bureau, "The New York
Evening Post" points out certain dis?
crepancies in dates and occasional con?
flicting assertions which lead that news?
paper to comment:
"The general tone of the documents is a
strain upon credulity. The orders and in?
structions and demands and responses havi?
the directness of a thieves" kitchen; it i??
not the way in which government conspira
cies are couched. Mr. Creel owes it to the
country to do his best to find'out whether
tve are Teally face to face with the most
extraordinary cabal in history or whether
Mr. Sisson is the victim of a gigantic hoax.
"Mr. Creel is confronted by a simple and
immediate duty. He should supply the
newspapers with facsimile reproductions of
the documents that Mr. Sisson brought with
him from Europe and which, in the Eng?
lish translation, have been given to the
press. We do not ask for this because we
think the material as given out by the.
Committee on Public Information does not
correctly represent the originals, but be?
cause we believe that the documents them?
selves are far from being above suspicion,
and should therefore in their exact fonn
be subjected to as wide a scrutiny as pos?
sible. In the material as printed yesterday
and to-day there is plenty of ground for
doubt. It may be that the publication of
the Russian or German facsimiles will sup?
ply other evidence. The plain fact is that
some of the most important charges and
documents brought forward by Mr. Sisson
were published in Faris months ago and
have, on the whole, been discredited. Mr.
Sisson remarks of Document 2, printed in
the 'Petit Parisien.' that 'the ? Petrograd
Bolshevist papers proclaimed it a false?
hood.' He does not tell us what new re.-*
sons there are for believing in the authen
ticity of Document 1 in view of the \ery
solid arguments that were made against it."
"The New York World" dislikes "The
Evening Post's" incredulity and is
pained that "there are Americans who
question the genuineness" of the docu?
ments. To this "The Evening Post" re?
"Americans can freely raise questions be?
cause the Sisson documents arc not neces?
sary to prove what we all know: that tho
Bolsheviki have brought Russia and th.-?
revolution to the verge of ruin. The docu?
menta are not necessary to justify our
present policy in Russia."'
Supplying the War
By J. B. Densmore
Director General L'nitcd States rY/*t
THE United States Employment Set
vice of the Department of Labor i.?
the division of the Federal govern
ment charged with the vital re
sponsibility of keeping the war plants o
the nation supplied with labor.
This responsibility it holds by virtue o
a resolution adopt??d last June by the Wa
Labor Policies Board, representing al
branches of the government engaged 11
war production. "All recruiting of indus
trial labor for public or private work con
nected with the war," this resolution sai
in part, "shall be conducted through dr i
connection with methods authorized by th
United States Employment Service."
At the present timo a grave shortage o
men in essential industries is threatenin
the war production of the United States. I
the field of unskilled labor alone this shori
age is now upward of one million men.
The only way in which this shortage ca
be filled is by wholesale transfers of me
from non-war to war production. If wt
work is to be carried on the production <
luxuries and non-essentials demanded by tr
American consumer for his selfish cornfo
must cease. There are not enough men f<
luxury and war production both.
The United States Employment Servi?
is bending every effort to keep war indu
tries supplied with men. A quota of u:
skilled labor has been assigned to evei
state, the totals for all the states equallii
the unskilled war labor shortage so far r
There is every indication that this sy
tern will provide the necessary men, pr
vided employers and workers alike lei
their whole-hearted cooperation. In tl
fortnight ended August 24 over 43,0
skilled laborers from twenty-one stat
were recruited and moved to vital w
projects by the United States Employme
Service. In no state was a single m
taken at the expense of other war indi,
tries, farming, mining or transportation.
The United States Employment Service
already placing thousands daily in w
work. That is the purpose of its natic
wide organization; its f.PO branch offic?;
its recruiting agents in almost every cour
and township in the land. What has be
accomplished so far. however, is only
index to the problems ahead. The who
hearted cooperation of every Americ
with the United States Employment Serv
In carrying out this task is essential if t
danger of curtailed war production at th
of all times, is to be averted.
-.--^^^^^iniMMnn, r?n ????ll^
L?nine and Trotzky, Monarchs of Disaster, Who Draw Their Weekly Salary From the Wilhelmstrasse
What About That Child Labor Bin?
By Ruth Mclntire
National Child Labor Committee
THE question of child labor is up
again. It was introduced in the
House of Representatives on Au?
gust 15. Edward Keating, father
of the first Federal child labor law, stands
sponsor for the bill which has been present?
ed to President Wilson, and which met with
his approval. It is
r^'IT^x- ??";^:':;s:'T7x~0O0i being actively sup
i?"':.i\ <.. ported by the Na?
tional Child Labor
Committee and the
tion of Labor, and
there is every hope
that Congress will
pass it in the pres?
ent session. The is?
sue is one of burn?
This bill embodies
exactly tho stand?
ards of the Fed
??-?? eral child labor
law recently de
unconstitutional by the Supreme
It would prohibit the employment
in factories, mills, canneries and manufac?
turing establishments of all children under
fourteen years of age; in mines and quar?
ries of children under sixteen, and of chil?
dren between fourteen and sixteen in fac?
tories for more than eight hours a day or
at night. The prohibition would be under
the war power of Congress for the duration
of the war and six months thereafter.
The Keating bill is in the nature of an
emergency measure?drawn to meet a very
The importance of immediate action by
the Federal government is further shown
by reports that have been coming in from
all partt? of the country during the last few
months concerning tho increase in the num?
ber of children granted work permits. It is
evident that in practically every state of
the Union more children are working than
ever before. In Massachusetts the number
of working children between fourteen and
sixteen years has more than doubled since
1914. At least 60,000 children have been
taken from the nahoaLi and 'nut to work.
In Maine the number of employed children
between fourteen and sixteen will be twice
or three times that of last year, it is esti?
mated. In Missouri more permits were is?
sued in one week in June, 191K, than during
the entire month of June. 1917. In Mary?
land, Indiana, Illinois. Michigan, New York,
Wisconsin and other states the closing of
the schools brought a rush of young appli?
cants for work permits. This enormous in?
crease is very generally attributed to war
conditions ?the high cost of living and high
wages, combined undoubtedly with a praise?
worthy, though ill-advised desire of many
children to be doing a man's work and help?
ing out in these critical times.
In England the large increase in child
employment, coupled with the closing of
schools, the absence of parents from homo
and the lack of opportunity for healthy
recreation, led to an increase of over one
third in the number of children brought be?
fore the courts. In all the other warring
countries from which we have reports ju
vernie delinquency has increased. It is said
that, in Germany it has grown 150 per cent.
Those who are acquainted with tho situa?
tion abroad feel that no effort should be
spared to prevent a like condition in Amer?
If we make every effort to keep the
schools open and the children in school, if
we set ourselves against the premature em?
ployment of all children in whatever state
they may live, if we take constructive child
welfare measures while there is still time
to make th?cm effective, we can hope to es?
cape the conditions that have confronted
England and other European countries. It
can no longer be asserted that child labor
in Alabama does not affect the rest' of the
country. A boy in Alabama is quite as
much a future citizen of the United States
as a boy of Illinois or California, and the
effect of his exploitation and consequently
lowered health impairs the vigor of the
whole nation. It is when his case is multi?
plied by thousands that we appreciate his
Since the new draft bill has passed Con?
gress boys of eighteen will henceforth be
subject to military service. This fact does
? not make it any more important than bc
i fore that young boys should be freed from
early employment and given a chance for
proper physical development and education,
but it gives point to the necessity for their
protection and education. Children who
have spent the years from fourteen to six?
teen working in a cotton mill for eleven
hours daily will be neithev as intelligent
nor as strong as those who have spent the
time in school and in healthful recreation.
t These are a few of the Reasons that have
led to the introduction of the Keating bill
The War Labor Policies Board has ex?
cluded child labor from all government
work, ruling that in future contracts made
by the Federal government "the contractor
shall not directly or indirectly employ in
the performance of this contract any minor
under the age of fourteen years, or permit
any minor between the age of fourteen and
sixteen to work more than eight hours in
any one day, more than six days in any one
week, or before 6 a. m. or after 7 p. m."
The Keating bill, if passed, will supple
ment this clause, forbidding child labor un?
der the above standards not only in gov?
ernment work, but in all factory work, anc
in mines and quarries throughout the coun
try. Its enforcement will also be in th<
hands of the Child Labor Division. It re
establishes the standards of the first Fed
eral law by direct prohibition by Congress
There is no doubt of the authority of Con
gress to do this under the war power. I
will establish a minimum standard for al
the states, "for the purpose of conservin?
the man power of the nation and thereby
more effectually providing for .the nationa
security and defence."
Little mine workers, to whom sunshine is a rare treat