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VOL. XLVII. NO. 154.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1917. SIXTEEN PAGES.
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BRITISH REPULSE GERMAN
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Under Protection of Artillery Fire Enemy Makes Three
Advances, But are Driven Back and finally Pene
trate Obliterated English Trench Near Bulle-
court Without Gaining Advantage.
Field Marshal Haig's troops have met and repulsed the
first massed attacks on the western front in several days and
have inflicted heavy losses on the Germans. The attack was
made on a front of one mile east of Bullecourt and between that
town and Queant, and had it succeeded might hive had tactical
effect upon the shortened salient before Cambrai. ,
After a heavy bombardment, Bavar-y
ha troops went forward in massed
Formation. The British line held .ex
cept on the right, and .the Germans
were driven back with heavy losses.
On the right, the enemy gained a
short length of trencn which had
been destroyed in the bombardment
preceding the attack. No fother at
tempts with, infantry were made, the
Germans contenting themselves with
massing artillery fire against the Brit
ish positions in this area.
Between Bullecourt and Ypres the
'German artillery has been active, but
no attacks have ieveloped. The
heavy enemy bombardments continue
in the Champagne region cast of
Klieims. : A German surprise attack
;ty;:inst French positions near Courcy,
I tMs region, was yithout result.
Northeast of Verdun the heavy ar
t'llery battle goes oti without cessa-
her conditions n the Italian
r- 'becoming wore favorable
to U": dcieinlcro or the Venetian
; 'wins. Snow ii falling and the Ital
ian! hope tlrij aid will ''dp in hamper
, ing the offensive efforts oi' the Austro-
-(icnr.an.s. between the Brenta and
i lie Piavtfjthc enemy tttacked as the
smav began to fall and framed several
s'nall hilt.iHisitior.s. k. cp.&UeP'.a.t
tuek.s the 'l,!i:its regain, 'lpt
British .-h'ppuig Iuass last week
miOw an . '.ncrease over the previous
'week. Twenty-one vessels were lost
through mint's and submarines, ac
cording to the latest .cport, .while 17
were tunk the .week before. There
vas.a decrease in the number of ships
more than ;L600 tons, however, the
- total for the past' week being 14, a
jtdtiction of , two. The number of
hips attacked unsuccessfully reached
i I, the highest figure in several weeks.
British Official Statement.
London. Dee. 13. Three attacks
were maue uy ine ucrniaus m
day's- battle, the war. office reports.
Tlic iirst two were repulsed., At the
third attempt the enemy penetrated
the obliterated British trenches at
the apes of the angle, in the British
lines near Bullecourt.
Local fighting continued until late
in the evening, without changing the
situation... ; , :
The statement follows:
"From December 10 to 13 nine Ger
man airplanes were brought down by
our, pilots. In the same .period our
aviators carried out various effective
limbing operations in which pro
jectiles weighing 10,000 kilograms
22,000 pounds), were thrown down,
especially on the aviation , grounds, at
Colmar and Schlesmaldt, warehouses
. at Logcibach, factories at Rombach,
in the region' ot Waville, and at Cham
Ule'y and Thiapourt and on the railway
, stations at Warmerville, Juniville and
Aniagne-Lucquy. Good results were
For Nebraska Fair; colder.
Temperatures for Omaha Yesterday.
" " 6 a. m 13
6 a. m 14
7 a. m 14
& a. jn in
9 . ni 14
0 a. m 12
11 a. m
13 m .'
1 p. m 4
. a p. m. 2
i p. m 1
4 p. m 0
i p. in .... 'l
6 p. in. ....... 0
7 p. m..: 0
8 p. m 1
f amunratlra Local Kwonl.
4.917. 1816. 1SU. 1914.
Highest yesterday tN 30 12
Lowfat yesterday .. 1' 7 19 3
Mean temperature .. T 0 . 24 t
Precipitation OS .00 .00 T.
Temperature and ufocipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 18
Deficiency for the day , ... 86
Total deficiency alndo March 1 .14.30
iermal precipitation ........ .03 inch
Deficiency for the day 01 inch
Total rainfall since March 1. ,21.74 inches
peflctency since March 1 .S8 inches
Deficiency tor cor. period, 191t.12.6S Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1S15. 1.8S inches
Reports From Stations at 1 V. M.
Stations and State Temp. Hlglr: Rain-
of Weather. T p. m,
Oavenport. clear ....
Dei Moines, cloudy ..
Dedge City pteloudy .
lender, p.cloudy ....
.North Platte, clear ..
Pueblo, pteloudy ....
Rapid City, cJnody ...
salt I-aks. City, cloudy
SanuS. Fe. cloudy
Plouit City, snow . . . . 4
Valentine. Know . t
"T" indicates trace or precipitation.
Indicates below sero. ' : f
' . L. WELSH, Meteorologtat
in i J At- a
Ilk AMY I V V
COLO SPELL IN
Forty-four Years' Record at
Weather Bureau Fails to
Record 15 Below $o
Early in Winter.
All records bf the last-44 years in
.the local 'weather bureau were broken
when the thermometer Thursday
morning dropped to a minimum of IS
degrees below. Never before has it
been so cold this early in the winter.
The length of the present cold
epell is also near to breaking records.
Today was the eighth consecutive day
when the temperature has been be
low zero. Omaha temperatures for
the last eight days at 8 a. m. have
bteii, a follows: December 6, zero:
JJecember 7 4 below; December 8,
13 below; December 9, 4 below; De
cember 10, 12 below; December 11,
3 below; December 12, 1 below De
cember 13, 13 below. Only on two
or three occasions in the history of
the local weather bureau has there
been such a. protracted spell of ex
treme cold here. ' '
Omaha the -Cold Spot.
V Omaha was one of the coldest
points in the state Wednesday night
aud this morning. At Valentine the
thermometer stood vat only 12 below
at 7 o'clock. At North Platte it was
only 10 below. Sioux City, la., report
ed a' minimum of 20 below.
In the north it is extremely cold.
But a strange feature of' the cold is
that it does not extend far 'directly
west. AtCheyenne, 500 miles-west of
Omaha, the temperature Thursday
morning was 32 above zero.
Zero in the South.
The cold wave extends south, with
zero temperatures in Oklahoma and
northern Texas and freezing weather
iiito the gulf states.
Colonel Welsh sees no marked
rise in temperature in the immediate
future. Not quite so cold tonight" h
what the forecast says, but tie ther
mometer isn't going above zero, saj
the weather forecaster.
Cold in State.
Instead of the weather moderat
ing Wednesday night, according to the
railroad officials throughout Ne
braska, the cold wave increased in
intensity, marking up a new record
for this winter.
All over the stajfi there were snow
flurries and a fair of an inch or more
in the northern and western portions.
Temperatures fell during the night
and -but few stations reported above
zero. ' ,
At Green River the temperature
was 44 degrees above zero, but east
of there it was colder, with the cold
increasing all the way through to the
Missouri river and beyond.
Twenty Below at Sioux City.
Sioux City, la., Dec 13. Twenty
below zero here today, a new record
for the winter.
Suave Salesman Tries to Peddle
New Raiment to Hard-Boiled Cops
There's a possibility an infini
tesimal remote possibility that the
metropolitan "cops" o,f Omaha may
be garbed in khaki uniforms next
summer and will often, no doubt, be
mistaken for' soldiers.
With their aldermanic paunches
and "Apollonic" forms enveloped in
tight fitting olive-drab suits, wouldn't
they be stunning oh! just too killing
for anthing? One cannot imagine
anything more ludicrous unless it be
hippopotami on roller skates.
At a little talkfest in the police sta
tion the other day a representative
of an eastern firm who had journeyed
all the way from Cincinnati sojourned
in Omaha just long enough to tell
the "boys" just how cute they would
appear in the olive-drab sufs. The
policemen' listened to him in respect
ful silence and after he had exhausted
iWTVif CHRISTIAN WORLD REJOICES
s Sirrx Tur Drcnic nc titdiic ai uivi
MurderRapkie and Pillage
for Hundreds of
By MONROE REEVES.
All Christendom rejoices today
over the glad tidings from Jerusalem.
After 700 years of hostile possession
the sepulcher of Jesus Christ is guard
ed by stalwart soldiers of Christian
The unspeakable Turk has been
driven out and the crushing heel of
the merciless Mohammedan has been
removed from the necks of a peace
ful people who have silently suffered
Unlike the murderous Saracens
under Saladin, 6ultan of Egypt, who
slew for lust of blood and pillaged
temple , and synagogue ana even
threatened to remove the last trace
of the Holy Sepulcher when the cru
saders were driven out in 1187, the
British, French and Italians threw
their protesting arm about the Islam
Mosque of Omar that .it njight ont
be profaned by unbelievers.
In marked contrast with the
wanton crushing of the cathedral of
Rheims or the ruthless waste of beau
tiful Louvain by the Teuton hordes
since the cruel world war began is
the humane action of General Allenby
in preventing the sacking oi religious
edifice or the senseless slaughter of
unoffending and unprotected inhab
itants. , .
For nearly 3,000 years, from the
time when King David captured Je
rusalem, through the stirring days
when Alexander the Great was mak
ing history, befofe Hannibal or the
Caesars had placed their impress on
the progress of the world, down to
the time of Godfrey de Bouillon and
Richard Coeur de Leon and the great
medieval crusaders, the city has en
dured sieges and has suffered as even
the devastated towns pf Serbia and
Rottmania have not.
: Blqod and fire, have marked the ex
istence of Jerusalem almost from its
inception. On the site of King
BAKER CAUSE OF
Major General Crozier Testifies
to This Before.Committee In
(By Aitoclatd Press.)
Washington, Dec. 13. Major Gen
eral Crozier, chief of army ordnance,
testifying today before the seante
committee investigating war preparations,-declared
the responsibility for
delay in getting machine guns lay
personally wun secretary caKer, wno
tooK cnarge or tne tests Detween tne
different types. Because of the ma
chine gun shortage, General Crozier
testified, foreign guns were furnished
to the American troops abroad and to
troops in training at home.
To Use Browning Gun.
General Crozier said that the War
department has selected a' machine
gun known as the Browning, which
has-been exhaustively tested, but
never had a field trial. It is now be
ing manufactured, but none has been
delivered and none is expected before
French Guns Ample.
French guns are beinir issued to
the American forces in France, Gen-
1- - i r : .' i i tt!..j
trai viuzicr saiu, anu inc uuitcu
States is making Vickers guns for the
Senator Wadsworth wanted to know
if the troops could not be supplied
with Lewis guns while they were
waiting for Brownings.
"We think we can supply all of our
troops in the theater of war with light
machine ..guns without using the
Lewis gun," said General Crozier.
"From now until April the French
euns will be ample."
C-., II :.t 1. A
whether the allies could Supply guns
in sufficient number for the Ameri
can forces, but the ordnance chief
declared that for tin. first time they
had a surplus.
his available supply of superheated
atmosphere", they didn't execute a
marathon -to place their orders. Nay,
nay, Pauline; they preTfer to wait and
see what action the. city council, or
the powers that be, take on the ques
The salesman was 'very suave and
urbane. Now if the gentlemen didn't
like the latest craze in suitings he had
something just as good. ' In fact, the
gentlemen could chose between khaki
and blue. He would be dee-lighted
to take their orders for the new-uniforms
which are to cost $21.50 and
24.75. They were advised to order
now because by next summer suit ma
terial would advance many times in
price. , .
The hitfh pressure tafesman w9
vised that if he would return in
10 years he would get a hat -jf
. II WIlLf
David's palace the great Solomon
erected his temple. David had en
dured fromrl015 B. C. to 977 B. C.
and Solomon's reign closed in 937 be
fore the Christian era.
Many times has the temple been
destroyed and rebuilt. Nebuchadnez
zar razed it to its foundations, but it
reared its walls again under Cyrus
only to- fall when the merciless Titus
swept Valestine with his Roman
legions just before the dawn of Chris
tianity. In 637 A. D. Omar, caliph of Egypt,
made Jerusalem the first grand con
quest of the rising Mohammedan
power. His nephew, Chihab Ed Din,
built the Mosque or Omar upon the
site of the wonderful temple of
Solomon, and from that day until yes
terday, with the exception of the brief
time? the crusaders held it, it has
remained under Mohammedan domi
nation. Today at the Damascus gate British
bayonets lend protection to the pop
ulace numbering 60,000 souls. This
gate overlooks the road that Paul of
Tarsus traveled on his way to perse
cute the Christians the day when
he saw the wondrous vision of the
Savior which resulted in his conver
sion. From the Jaffa gate opening into
the road to Bethlehem, the birthplace
of the' Gentle Nazarerie, French poilus
stand guard to prevent looting, pillage
From the eastern wall, paced by
Italian soldiery, the Mount of Olives
rises in the distance and Gethsemane
lies almost within a stone's throw.
On ton of the Mount, of Olives, com-
3 ending the Holy City, powerful guns
the allied armies frown down upon
those of infidel faith who otherwise
might be tempted to repeat the awful
scenes that marked the fall of Jeru-
salem in ancient, and medieval times
In the center of the city stands the
synagogue where the Jews worship
God. From there .Mount Moriah
seems not far distant, the site of
Herod's temple, erected to Caesar, is
within easy reach. Down its street
trod the Master who Carried the cross
of crucifixion, even as he wore the
crown of thorns before he uttered
that immortal phrase on Calvary,
which his come ringing down
U. S. Engineers Die
Behind British Lines
jWith - the American Army , in
Prance, -Dec. 13-A number of
American railway engineers have
been killed by German aerial bombs
in a town somewhere behind the
British front. Details are not yet
SHORTAGE OF COAL
OF COLD WEATHER
Fuel Situation in Omaha Seri
ous, According to Dealers;
Smaller Yards Have Scant
With the great drop in temperature
and the consequent rush for coal in
Omaha, the coal situation again be
comes serious. Many of the-smaller
yards are practically out ot coal, while
some of the larger yards still have
a tatr supply. Ihe demand is so in
ststent and large during weather of
this kind, however, that the supply is
steadily being depleted. -)
The Missouri River Lumber com
pany jvas practically out of coal early
inursuay morning, mere was no
hard coal in the yards and only a
limited amount of soft coal. Cgnsid-
eraDie cou nas been ordered by the
company, but it has not arrived.
At the People's Coal company of
fices it was said that they arc taking
ji uicir u sue, uui K IS GiniCUIt.
"We have a supply of hard coal and
a supply of the better grade of Illi
nois coal,''' said 'a member of the
firm. "Some coal is coming in, but
it is going out awfully fast."
Rushed with Orders.
Sunderland Bros, reported a fair
supply of coal, both hard and soft,
and reported delivery facilities about
as short as the coal itself, due to the
fact that so "many rush orders have
T'i G. E, Harding Coal company
of the South Side has a limited cupply
of coal, so limited that the company
limits the number of tons sent on any
one order wherever more than one
or two tons are not an immediate ne
cessity. The coal situation also is acute
throughout the entire state.
FAILS TO INCLINE
BRITISH TO PEACE
(By Associated l'rrits.)
The German's have Wen conducting
a submarine offensive of great magni
tude, complementary io their offensive
on Iand,in the hope of inclining Great
Britaiiy toward peace, but have failed
signalbLin tWKf iAvdl as, in
thjie-$ffltaryrer .fcto a
hiMipitfa u. .fur
:2hefcJiiff!OT measiiV- rtfi. n.
j4 naval vijittuigcjus, argfne-
fiffig increasinfeTtf8uofesfuL it "is
British Bayonets Surround Sa
cred Hins and Take Ground
Without Loss or Damage
to Blessed Relics.
through the centuries, "Forgive them,
Father, for they know not what they
The proclamation of General Alien
by as announced in London, says
"To the inhabitants of Jerusalem
the blessed and the people dwelling
in its vicinity:
"The defeat inflicted upon the
Turks by the troops under my com
mand has resulted in the occupation
of your city by my forces. 1 there
fore here now proclaim it to be un
der martial law, under which form of
administration it will .remain so long
as milftary considerations make nec
essary. "However, lest any of you be
alarmed byreason of your experience
at the hands of the enemy who has
retired, I hereby inform you that it is
my desire that every person should
pursue his lawful business without
tear of interruption.
"Furthermore, since your cily is
regarded with affection by the ad
herents of three of the great religions
of mankind and its soil has been con
secrated by tire prayers and pilgrim
ages of multitudes of devout people
ot these three religions . for many
centuries, therefore do I make it
known to you that every sacred
building, monument, Holy spot,
shrine, traditional site, endowment,
pious bequest or customary t lace of
ot whatsoever torm ot ttic
three religions will be maintained and
Lprotected according to the existing
customs and beliefs of those to
whose faith they are sacred;
"Guardians have bech established
at Bethlehem and on Rachel's tomb.
The tomb at Hebron has been placed
under exclusive Moslem control. The
hereditary custodians at the gates of
the Holy Sepulcher . have been re
qnested to rtakt) up their accustomed
duties in remembrance of the mag
nanimous act of the caliph Omar who
protected that church."
LINE FIRM AFTER
Repel Many Savage Assaults
By Austrian Troops Rein
forced With Bohemians
' and Germans. ,
, . . V
Rome, Dec. 13. Attacks in' force
were renewed yesterday by the en.
emy upon the Italian lines east of
the Brenta, the war office announced
today. The attacks continued the
entire afternoon, but because of its
heavy losses the enemy at night
abandoned its effort. (
FRESH ENEMY TROOPS. -
Italian Headquarters in Northern
Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 12. General
von Buelow's German troops have
joined the Austrians and Bohemians
under Field Marshal Conrad von
Hoetzendorff in a series of heavy as
saults during the last two days be
tween the Brenata and Piave rivers
just north of MonteGrappa.
The fighting has been severe and has
been attended with large losses, but
in the main the Italian line has been
sustained with one slight indentation
at Monte Spinoncia, where the enemy
secured a temporary foothold, which
is still being contested bitterly.
Infantry Makes Rushes.
Artillery preparation early yesterday
was followed by infantry rushes, with
the i Austrians on the right and the
Germans on the left. The Fourth
Austrian division on the right had a
number of Bohemian regiments in the
front line. These men are fresh from
the Russo-Galician front.
A de9 crate struggle went on
around , Col Beretta, 'where the Aus
trians were aided by enfiladed fire
from batteries on the west bank of
the Brenta river, in positions estab
lished when the lines were reformed
last week. For some time the Ber
etta positions were in the hands of
the enemy, but ft brilliant counter at
tack has restored nearly all the Ital
The result of the two days' fighting
has not advanced tactically, the ene
my's positions leading toward the Ve
netian plains, which is the real aim.
Deserted Wife Finds Husband tas
He is Leaving for the Army
Several months' search extending
half way across the continent, culmin
ated in the arrest in Omaha of Harry
Janicke of Sioux City, la., on com
plaint of his wife, Elizabeth Janicke,
who alleges he deserted her and their
four children, oldest 5 years old, and
the youngest an 8-month-old baby.
She followed him to Watertown,
Mass., where she filed charges against
him, but he escaped and came west,
she says. She came to Omaha and
appealed to the Public Welfare
The welfare board obtained a po-
Reports. Conflict, But Indication Point to Triumph of
Reds; Probable Capture of Cossack Capital,-;
Rostov-on-Don, Failure of Revolt and
v BULLETIN. ...
Berlin, Dec. 13.- Negotiations for an armistice to replace
the existing truce on the Russian front will begin today at the
headquarters of Prince Leopold of Bavaria, the German gen
eral ataff announced today.
London, Dec. 13.-General Korniloff is reported to have
been defeated and wounded in a battle' between Bielgorod and
Sumu, according to a Petrograd dispatch to the Daily Mail. His
capture is expected. v
It is probable, the dispatch adds, that the extremists will
capture Rostov-on-the-Don. All signs, it is said, are that the
Cossack rising will fail and that they will join the Bolsheviki.
Creep Into Trieste Harbor and
Bring, Down Men-oMVar;
Escape Artillery Fire;
Return to Base.
(y A(orinted I'rtM.)
New York, Dec. 13. The topedo
ing of two Austrian battleships In the
harbor of Triest by Italian topedoe
i raft cjv the night of December 9 is
reported in a message received here
today by Commander C. Pfister of
the Italian navy.
ENTER TRIEST HARBOR.
The information was contained in
a telegram received by Commander
Pfister from Captain L. Vannutelli,
the naval attache of the Italian ebassy
"After successfully crossing several
obstructions and mine fields," the
dispatch said, "the Ialian torpedo craft
entered the harbor of Triest, where
they fired four torpedoes against two
Austrian men of war of the Monarch
type. AH the torpedoes reached their
argets and exploded.
'Though the most intense artillery
fire was concentrated against the at
tacking torpedo boats and though
even torpedoes were fired against
them, all of our units returned safely
and unhurt to their home bases."
Reported Sunk Sunday.
A London ' dispatch, received
Wednesday, quoted a Vienna official
statement, saying the Austrian bat
tleship Wien was sunk on Sunday
night, the date mentioned m the fore
go iugcommunication. Most of the
crew was saved, the London message
stated, lhe waters in which the
vessel was sunk were not named,
The Wein is a ship of the Mon
arch type. The Wein, Monarch and
Budapest were built in 1895 and 1896.
They displaced 5,600 tons and are
registered as. carrying complements
of 441 men. They were 323 feet
long, 50 feet beam. Ihcy were
armed with four nine-inch and 20
guns of smaller calibre. Each has
two torpedo tubes.
Suspect German Spy in
Connection Halifax Disaster
Halifax, Dec, I3.John Johansen,
helmsman on the Norwegian steamer
Imo, the Belgian relief ship, whose
collision with the ammunition steam
er Mont Blanc, caused an explosion
last Thursday, was detained as a Uer
man spy suspect today. He was turn
ed over to the military authorities
by officials of the Massachusetts re
lief hospital, where he has been un
And U. of N. Grad, Dies
New York, Dec. 13. George
Willis Botsford, historian, died
suddenly in his office at Columbia
university today. . He was born at
West Union, la.. 55 years ago, and
was graduated from the University
sition for her in Arnold. Xeb. She
was leaving with her children for Arn
old Wednesday night when, looking
out the car window, she saw her hus
band. Janicke admitted to police that he
had been "somewhat lax" in the sup
port of his family. He enlisted in the
army Wednesday and was on his
way to Fort Logan when he was ar
rested. He was turned over to the
A monthly pension of ?57.60 will be
paid Mrs. Janicke while bej husband
is in the army. - -
V (Br AMocltted trm.)
Counter revolutionary efforts
against ihe Bolsheviki appear to have
received a setback in the reported de
feat of General Korniloff in a battle
in south central Russia. Unofficial ad
vices contain the rumcfethat General ,
Korniloff was woundetl and that his
capture by the Bolsheviki is antici
pated. According to ihe report received
in London, the battle was fought be
tween Bielgorod, in the province of
Kursk,1 and Sumu, in the province pf
Kharkov, approximately 300 miles
south of Moscow. The probable cap
ture by the Bolsheviki of Rostov-on-the-Don,
the largest town in the Don
Cossack territory, is also reported, the
dispatch adding that indications are
that the Lossack uprising will fail
and the Cossacks will enter the ex-
treA'ist. ranksw. Rostoit-i 250 ' mites
southeast of Bielgorod,
in rcirograa -ine DoisneviKi con
tinue their efforts to gain control of
the constituent assembly, although
available returns from the recent elec
tions show that the Bolsheviki alone
hardly have a majority in the .assem
bly. Orders for the arrest and trial
of the leaders of the constitutional
democratic party, most of whom are
supporting the Cossack revolt, have
been issued by the Bolsheviki. .
Outcome in. Doubt. "
LondonDec. 13. A battUulias oc
curred near Bielgorod, ; in southern
Russia, between Bolsheviki , forces
and troops under General Korniloff,
but the outcome has not been estab
lished and Petrograd advice! are con
flicting. The Petrograd correspondent
of the Daily Mail reports that General
Korniloff was defeated and wounded
and that his capture was to be ex
pected. A dispatch from the represen
tative of the Post, however, denies the
reported Bolsheviki victory, saying
General Korniloff has routed his op-
poncnts."and wilt 6oon join General
Kaledines at Novo lcherkask. , "
The Post correspondent, who re
ceived his information from an un
named source, sends a detailed de
scription of the battle. He says Gen
eral Korniloff had about 3,000 nen,
making up what is known as the
"wild division" of cavaliers of St.
George,, "battalions i of death'' and
some artillery. When the Bolsheviki
troops were encountered General
Korniloff divided his army and sent
one part forward by train. This was
soon followed up by the Bolsheviki,
who promptly trumpeted a great vic
tory. General Korniloff, however,' in
the meantime maneuvered his main
force near the Bolsheviki and attacked
with artillery. Some of his opponents
fled and others surrendered or joined
the Red Guard section of the Korfii
lofT army. The remaining Bolshcvikf
were surrounded and dealt with very
Will 'Control Assembly. -
London, Dec. 13. The Bolsheviki
intend to compel the constituent as
sembly be subservient . to- them,
says the Petrograd correspondent of
the Times. He' quotes the;Fravda,
the Bolsheviki organ, as sayhig: 1
"The only constituent assembly '
which will be recognized by the work
men, soldiers and peasants is one giv
ing them bread, peace and land. The
nation recognizes only one law the
furtherance of its interests. Those
who refuse to obey that law will be
compelled to submit by force."
The correspondent adds that the
constituent assembly stands adjourn
Moderates to Be Barred. .
Petrograd, Tuesday, Dec. 11. The
constitutional democratic party will "
not be permitted to get control of the
constituent asselnbly by the. Bolshev
iki, according to a statement issued
by the official news bureau.
"In the event of a majority of. the
constituent assembly not . being in
favor of the workmen's and sailors'
council," the ' statement says, "it is
proposed to exclude the constitutional
democrats, .who are frankly counter
revolutionary and should not meddle
with the work of organization."
No Peace Conditions" Yet.
AmsterdamDec 13. No German
peace conditions have been submitted
to the Russian delegates, accordinc to
an official telegram received here from :
Berlin. L'p to this time nothing has
been discussed except the armistice,"
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