Russia. No. 1 (1919). - 40. Mr. Alston to Earl Curzon.

No. 40.

Mr. Alston to Earl Curzon.

(Telegraphic.) Vladivostock, February 13, 1919.

MR. T——has just arrived here from Ekaterinburg. When at Perm he says he lived in same hotel with Grand Duke Michael and Mr. Johnson, his secretary, who was a Russian. At 2 A.M. on or about the 16th June he saw four of Perm "militzia” or police take them off, and he is convinced that they were killed.

Previous reports of Bolshevik excesses at Perm are confirmed by Mr. T—— who says that usual method employed by them in the case of merchants was to arrest them, release them, rearrest them, bail them again ̶ amount of bail to be paid increasing each time ̶ and to shoot them in the end.