File No. 861.00/418

The Ambassador in Russia ( Francis) to the Secretary of State


1462. Yesterday’s demonstration against Provisional Government disappointing to projectors. Cossacks and loyal soldiers at 3 this morning arrested 68 anarchists who had undisputed possession of Durnovo Palace two months and who last evening compelled prison keeper to release several criminals. This by order of Provisional Government. Enthusiastic impromptu demonstration now being held incited by decisive victory for Russian forces on southeast front, 9,000 prisoners taken. Outlook for Government more encouraging than for weeks past.