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16 THE TIMES: MAY 20, 1919 Bun" Irnltte M t 5. f I 4 If " V i BOLSHEVIK DOCTRINES SPREAD BY THE "AGITATION DEPARTMENT" Ko department of the Russian gov irnmcnt Is reckoned of more lm ortance man th Agitation Depart ment of the Ministry of Foreign Af talrs. The chief Is Kroblch. a Jew tnd a lawyer. The scale of Kroblch&'s ictlvltles la evidenced by the fact 3iat In the month of December alone le expended the sum of 6,600,000 joubles. The center of Bolshevist Ab lation Is Stockholm. Under Krobl lh 1 a airl who Is commonly be leved to be much of the brains of the ork that la done. Her name la Mrra Heta, and It Is said that she has con lol not only of the work of agitation. ut also virtually of all the political aplonage. For the work of sulfation n Poland Mrra Hetst Is associated 1th a man of the name of Grunbaum, who. according; to these reports from rtussla, has been eminently success !ul, at least In the matter of Ret ting a great number of aa-ltators into the country. Most of these agents of tropaffanda enter Poland as refugees n special refugee trains. Very few If them arrive from Moscow, because n Moscow there is a most strict con trol by a representative of the Pol Ian government of every person going le Poland, and In consequence near ly all of the amenta of the Bolshe Mat come In from the Russian prov kicea. Uterature Is chiefly Imported by tromen. In Moscow, however, there a not only a polish representative In wrested In passing the refugees back :o this country but also a so-called Russian Committee, the rhlef of whlrh H Unshllrht. Whenever a Polish re-'ua-ea applies to the police or other luthorirtes, to be returned to his tountry he Is -despatched to this L'nshllcht. Vnschlicht Informs the lppllcnt that at least two weeks will le required to arrange for the trans fer. During this time the refugee Is v liven an apartment, amply fed, and. uhlch Is most Important, supplied lally with a ttratltultoua copy of the tewspnper Trlbuna, of Moscow, which las gone completely over to the Bol ihevlst cause. In short, it is a definite part of the propaganda scheme of the Bolshevists to hold Polish refugees In Russia as lonp as possible, and during that time to Instill the Bolshe vist doctrines. The RolsherlKt Motto. Wilh regard to the internal poli tics of Russia, the old Bolshevist mot to, "Hit the Hourgeols," has rather lost Its force, for the simple reason that the Russian Bourgeois have be come virtually extinct. There are lew against whom the blood-thirsty can take action. For this reason both Xyenlne and Trotsky are encountering a certain amount of difficulty. The people want an organized eysie-m of work, and It is generally conceded that the single department of Gov ernment In which the Bolsheviks have made any success Is In the Depart ment of Education, under Lrtinarch arsky, who. long before the present upheaval In Russia, was recognized as a specialist In educational work. It Is also pointed out that not a single one of the many promises made to the proletariat In October. 191T, by the Bolshevists has been granted. The partition of land between the work ers, for the accomplishment of which a special committee was nominated more than a year ago, has not been accomplished. One, effect of this is that at present there are a great num ber of petty wars going on within the country between bodies of peas ants on the one hand and workmen on the other, endeavoring forcibly to seize territory. Very little law and order prevail In the greater part of the Russian farm lands, and until there can be some settlement of the now hopelessly involved matter of Ruf-sian land own ership there Is little hope of peace for the rural dlstrlfts. Throughout the entire country there Is great dis content with the Government system of requisitioning supplies. No pay ment Is made for anything the Gov ernment takes, and as a result the peasants have virtually only those things which they can grow them selves. For example, they may have potatoes and corn, but cloth, sugar.' tea, petrol, and Iron are virtually un known to them. Add to this the -fact that the Bolshevist regime endeavored to enforce a mobilization and it Is easy to understand why in many vil lages bloodshed Is almost a dally oc curence when Government officials appear. A crowd of peasants killed several Bolshevist Commissioners on ly a few days ago at Rostoff, til the province of Jarsloff on the Volga, burnlnff the house occupied by the local Soviet, together with five of the Soviet deputies who were in the build ing at the time. In consequence of this outbreak Bolshevist troops were sent out from Moscow to Rostoff and 160 persons were summarily execut ed. The only solution of thins difficulty te Bolshevist leaders can see Is the opening of factories, which is Vir tually Impossible unless relations can bo established with the Entente. Economic Weapons. The Russian economic situation iiaa been well summed up by Len Ine himself, who has publicly declar ed that Russia can be crushed not by the bayonets of the English and French but by their economic weap ons. In this connection there has come to me a picture of Petrograd as tt Is at the moment. Food tickets are Issued, but they are useless. There are no horses in the city, nor dogs. Tram cars run rarely. Produce Is vir tually the only recognized currency, although the Tsar roubles, If anyone is lucky enough to possess them, are accepted. More commonly, however, a coat Is clven In exchange for bread or meat. There is no coal in the city and people are burning the houses and e ven the wooden pavements, which have been largely torn up. The Bolsheviks frequently enter a house and demand the family accounts. If a family maintains a servant a special levy Is made upon them by virtue of that fact. Everyone in Petrograd makes a point of being shabby in ap pearance. For a long time the middle and upper classes looked to Germany for their salvation: now such of them as still survive look to the Entente. The city Is filthy. Xot a store remains open and food Is purchased at the Government food thops. Butter, when obtainable, costs so roubles a pound; sugar, 140 roubles a, pound; black flour, 20 roubles n pound, and white flour Is unobtainable. Pork costs 60 roubles a pound, and there la no milk. I have been reliably informed that it Is impossible to live in the capi tal for less than 15,000 roubles a month. The few trains that are still running in the country are composed of cattle and luggage vans. Smallpox and cholera are extremely .prevalent. No one Is allowed to bo ill in his own house; he must go to a hospital. Whenever a person dies there Is not necessarily an immediate burial. The authorities wait for a sufficient num ber of corpses so that there may bo a general collection and a burial at one time. Very few children are in Petro grad, and the faces of the adults who are there are reported to be either horribly swollen or emaciated by famine. This is said to be due to the utter lack of fats of all kinds. Moscow is reported to be In almost as Dae plight as Petrograd. Many of the churches of Russia have been con verted Into theaters and the altars are now often made the scenes of Incredible obscenities. The banks have been utterly forsaken ana remain open for those who wish to loot. Spy System. Social life in Russia, according to my informant, does not extst, and this is largely because of the pres ence everywhere of Bolshevist spies. Everyone is supected of being a Bol shevist spy, in consequence there are almost no gatherings of any sort. This state of affairs exists both In the towns and in the rural districts. Frequent conflicts occur between lo cal governing bodies and the central governing body. For example, in the town of Smolensk the Executive Com mittee of the Soviet acts absolutely without regard to the Trotsky-Lenine Government, and very often directly counter to Its Instructions. The Com mittee is onevof the cruellest and most high-handed of the Soviet Committee of Russia, jWring the last four months they have shot over 400 more or less well-to-do persons. Including students, doctors, lawyers, a.nd artists. And the system upon which these people were ! phot was barbarous in the extreme. 1 On the 5th of January 62 condemn- j cd persons, of whom 20 were boys j of 17 years of age, were forced to I diff their own graves. They were then i told to stand before their graves and j were shot down by a machine gun. When all had fallen hand grenades were thrown Into the pit to kill those who were still living. This action was purely local in character. TODAY'S AXXIVERSAR.T. William George Fargo, founder of the first express company west of Buffalo, was born in Pompey, N. T., 101 years ago today. Fargo entered the express business in 1S43 as agent of the Pomeroy Express Company of Buffalo. He then became partner In the firm of Wells & Company, founded in 1841" by Henry Wells, who operated an express from Albanv GIVE GIVE THAT THE DEMOCRACY AVE HAVE WON MAY BE HOS OR.VBIV SUSTAINED. T&CAiT Jofc -I HAUE To CANNING TIME Canning days are due soon. From now on the garden will be furnish ing tings should be and can be can ned and put In storage for next win ter. Fruits and vegetables cannot wait to be canned. For this reason canning material should always be on hand ahead of time. Xow is a good time to stork up on all your canning noerts. You will find here fruit Jars at 75c a dozen and more with all the other smaller and necessary canning material. A mencan-Eardware-St ores (ISCOKPORATED) Fairfield Ave. & Middle St. -- .- --ft- to Buffalo. Fargo believed that the West was a fine field for the extension of the express business, and launched the project which gradually devel oped Into the great corporation now pany, which controlled the express panyh, wlch controlled the express business in the entire West for many yearn. William G. Fargo died in Buffalo in 1881. Aline and her brother attended a birthday party of a playmate. Ice cream, cake and lemonade oerved. The boy asked t,. for a glass of water, "Drink your lemonade. 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