Memorandum Appendix VI. Extraordinary Commission-Activities.
[From column "Latest news" In Izvestia, Sept. 5, 1918.)
ARREST OF RIGHT SOCIALIST-REVOLUTIONARIES.
At the present moment the ward extraordinary commissioners are making mass arrests of Right Socialist-Revolutionaries, since it has become clear that this party is responsible for the recent acts of terrorism (attempt on life of Comrade Lenin and the murder of Uritsky), which were carried out according to a definitely elaborated program.
ARREST OF A PRIEST.
For an anti-Soviet sermon preached from the church pulpit, the Priest Molot has been arrested and turned over to the counter-revolutionary section of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission.
STRUGGLE AGAINST COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARIES.
We have received the following telegram from the president of the Front Extraordinary Commission, Comrade Latsis: "The Extraordinary Commission of the front had shot in the district of Ardatov, for anti-Soviet agitation, 4 peasants, and sent to a concentration camp 32 officers.
At Arzamas were shot three champions of the Tsarist regime and one peasant-exploiter, and 14 officers were sent to the concentration camp for anti-Soviet agitation."
HOUSE COMMITTEE FINED.
For failure to execute the orders of the dwelling section of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission, the house committee at 42, Pokrovka, has been fined 20,000 rubles.
This fine is a punishment for failure to remove from the house register the name of the well-known Cadet Astrov, who disappeared three months ago.
All the movable property of Astrov has been confiscated.
THE ARREST OF SPECULATORS.
On September 3 members of the Section to Combat Speculation of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission arrested Citizen Pitkevich, who was trying to buy 125 food cards, at 20 rubles each. A search was made in the apartment of Pitkevich, which revealed a store of such cards bearing official stamps.
This section also arrested a certain Bosh, who was speculating in cocaine brought from Pskov.