File No. 861.00/525

The Consul at Odessa ( Ray ) to the Secretary of State


On receipt of the news of conflict between Kornilov and Kerensky a revolutionary committee composed of laborers and soldiers took over the power here, the general commanding Odessa acceding to this. These de facto authorities have since declared themselves in favor of peace even at the cost of a break with the Allies and last night voted lack of confidence in the head of the Provisional Government on account of his army policy and organized to-day a peace parade. So far there have been no serious disorders although there are several small strikes on.