How often and in how many ways does the impulse of slavery appear on Russian soil, and how useful it is to realise this!
A lull on the political front. The whole world is protesting German submarine activities. As a moral victory this is important, but for the moment is having little practical effect. In what capacity can America or China do anything?
Margaretha Zelle, female, also known as Mata Hari, lives in the Palace Hotel, is Protestant, a foreigner born in the Netherlands on August 7, 1876, 1.78 meters tall, and literate, is accused of espionage, in part for passing state secrets, or for collecting information constituting a state secret with the purpose of transferring it to the enemy, and with the intention to helping the enemy carrying out its operations. She was delivered to the Saint-Lazare prison and imprisoned in a cell No. 12.
French submarine hunters.
Colour and number and sound rule the world.
We rented an apartment in a workers’ district, and furnished it on the instalment plan. That apartment, at eighteen dollars a month, was equipped with all sorts of conveniences that we Europeans were quite unused to: electric lights, gas cooking- range, bath, telephone, automatic service-elevator, and even a chute for the garbage. These things completely won the boys over to New York. For a time the telephone was their main interest; we had not had this mysterious instrument either in Vienna or Paris
Eleven workmen, members of the Central Committee of Military Industries, have just been arrested on a charge of "plotting a revolutionary movement with the object of proclaiming a republic."
Arrests of this kind are common enough in Russia, but in the ordinary way the public hears nothing about them. After a secret trial, the accused are sent to a state gaol or banished to the depths of Siberia. The press never mentions the matter, and quite frequently even their families do not know what has happened to their missing relative. The silence in which these summary convictions are wrapped has a good deal to do with the tragic notoriety of the Okhrana. But this time the element of mystery has been dispensed with. A sensational communiqué informs the press of the arrest of the twelve workmen. This is Protopopov's way of showing how busy he is in saving tsarism and society.
We have 2 in the infirmary. There was an operation, the re-amputation of a foot. After 5 o’clock we returned for tea. Alexey, thank God, is better. He’s not in pain. I stayed up with Shvybzik [Anastasia] again until 10 reading the papers. Mama doesn’t seem to mind. They’re all absorbed with Papa by a puzzle.
At a special session on city supplies, agents from the Ministry of Agriculture raised concerns regarding the failure to meet targets for bread delivery stipulated by the ministry.
The agents testify that the conditions simply do not exist to meet the targets regarding the quantity and quality of bread for delivery laid out in the ministry’s instructions.