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RUSSIAN SECRET POLICE.

OAsriistoiLY *Lb*s against rnno- : -~'CBKT MEN;-- " "Revelations concerning police arrangements for. Hie manufacture of Terrorist' plots, .which completely outrival even those of the Azefr case, Trill shortly come before •the (Russian (Duma.'. .* The man arraigned Is Lieut.-Colonel Zavaritsky, former head of the secret police «t VladivostoeX, and the charges against him constitute an indict-: ■ment for which It is difficult to find a parallel outside the Tjuges of fiction. Colonel Zavarltsky, .in 'the apprehension that lie orould oe Jield responsfljle tor negligence and breach, of. duty, summoned Ba<lliroff and Bugovsky, the former the Bon of a college secretary, anil the latter a 'Peasant, and asked for their assistance to extricate Uiim from his invidious position. He made the proposal that he and the two men, to whom 'he offered •handsome payments, should c ohleve a scries ot fictitious detective exploits, the success of which would impress the authorities with txUt vigilance and zeal, and prevent suspicions 'being entertained of any lapse of duty on his part. According to the evidence of the two men one of the schemes 'was that a number of bombs should be deposited in certain houses, and that an ante-dated . report shonia be addressed to him, 'Warning him of an attempt planned on the lives of tne fortress comniahdaut, the military governor, and blmself. Colonel Zavaritsky -would make a timely discovery, therefoy oWalning mftch commendation. In accordance with the scheme arranged, Bugovsky went to the chop of & Ohlnaman and bought tin boxes, which were to be used as the envelopes of the bombs. He ! also 'bought chemicals and prepared four of the ' bombs himself. Colonel Za,varitsky assisted in the preparation of the other two. Five of the bombs were then, made ■Into two parcels, wrapped in newspapers, and Badiroff and Bugoreky placed .them under a staircase In one of the houses. OJadlroff placed 'the sixth bom.T> In the vicinity of the fortress guardroom, and Bugovsky 'wrote the stipulated pre-dated letter of warning to Colonel Znvarltsky. The latter reported to 'hhe authorities .that ihe had received information that an attempt was being prepared on the life of the fortress commandant, and added that he was instituting a (rigorous search in order to baulk the revolutionaries. The six bombs were "discovered" the same night. ARRANGING A &ATD. ■Aβ regards the second plot, Colonel Zavarltsky gave (Bugovsky an Imprint of the revolutionary military organisation's stamp, tern from some proclamation, and Bogovsky ordered a copper stamp to be made. Knowing that a search was to tie made at the house of a man named Mlronenko, Colonel Za-varltsky, aided toy Badiroff and BugOTeky, stamped the military organisation's seal on several illegal publications at 'his disposal, and gave instructions that a packet ot them ehould be "discovered" during the search. Badiroff, who wore the uniform of & non-commissioned officer of gendarmery, was entrusted with this ta»k. He performed it so clumsily that Mlronenko himself >was the first person to see the publications, and attributed this false evidence to Sub-L/leut. Tserplnsky, who was in comin'and of the search party. A sat-reh at the -house of a man named Makoldin resulted In the seizure of some illegal toooke, which Lieut. Tserpinsky handed over to Colonel Zavaritsky. TJntiappily for himself. Colonel Zavaritsky was premature in his assurances to the public .prosecutor that the confiscated books ivero part of a political propaganda, and bore the seal of the social .revolutionary military organisation. lileut. Tserplnsky had noticed during the search that there was no seal on any of the books, and Oolotio Zavarlteky, Bugovsky, and BndirofT wiere actually engaged in stamping the books ' when the public prosecutor arrived, and •eked to 1)6 shown the Inscriptions of which bhe colonel had spoken. A meeting of workmen, which was neld In on empty building at-the military port, gave Colonel Zavaritsky a further opportunity for the display of his activity. The workmen could be represented as the members of a widespread revolutionary organisation, and the ■counterfeit stamp might again, be of valuable service. The evening before the raid at i the port i Colonel Zavaritsky Instructed Bugovsky to write a list of Workmen who, it was to be made out, had been .given Illegal Ixwke for distribution. The names of the books were also to 'be •mentioned. The seal of the revolutionary military organisation was then afilxed to Bugovsky's list, which was placed in a portfolio, together with a number of social .revolutionary proclamations, also stamped t>y Colonel Zavaritsky and Ills assistants, the counterfeit stamp, nnd two designs of .the bombs which ißogovsky had made by Oolonel Zavarltsky's orders. Badirou , again donned -a gendannery uniform, went to the port at the time of the great Tound-up, and at a favourable moment placed the portfolio in an open cupboard In & part of the building which had not yet ibeon searched. The portfolio was, of course, found, and .the fourteen workmen enumerated in Bugovaky's list were Immediately arrested. through the machinations of Oolonel Zavaritsky and Us accomplices, flve men iiave been executed, end 2i have been sentenced .to penal servitude or fortress lm•pTlsonment.

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RUSSIAN SECRET POLICE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 0, 17 April 1909

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