Today the first bands of the Latvian gunmen arrived in Petrograd from the battlefront. Further bands will follow them. These are the forces whom, so the news is leading us to believe, the Bolsheviks intend to rely on in the case of a conflict with the constitutional assembly, for in such an event it would be essential to rout the assembly.
In defense of the Constituent Assembly:
Reports have come in from the front that some armies are forming a special joint team to come to Petrograd on the 11th of December in order to defend the Constituent Assembly from attack by the Bolsheviks. The team will be made up of ten regiments of all branches of the service.
Directorate of Public Prosecutions has received a paper from the doctors who were performing a medical check of the former Minister of Internal Affairs Protopopov. Their diagnosis reads that he is mentally affected. This diagnosis has been passed to the judiciary.
A commissar of the Romanian Front has commented on the dangers presented by the vast quantities of wine stored so near our trenches in Bessarabia. It is of the utmost importance to remove this wine from Bessarabia, sparing no expense in providing the army with the security it needs.
General KornilovCommander in Chief of the Petrograd command - from 18 March 1917 has rheumatism. Moreover, his battle wounds have begun to take their toll. Baths have been prescribed to him, but there are no baths where he's currently held.
The situation has changed, and according to sources in Finland, Lenin has arrived in Petrograd. On the day of his arrival, the Bolshevik leader held a meeting with his political allies. It is possible that Lenin himself will deliver a major speech in the name of that faction about the events of July 3-5 at the United Conference of Democratic Organizations. See more
When the authorities received word of Lenin’s location, they were immediately faced with the question of whether to enforce the Prosecutorial Office’s order for Lenin’s arrest.
This question has not yet been decided and seems to have been passed on to the Provisional Government. Many in political circles have suggested that, given the ever-changing conditions of our political moment, orders to arrest Lenin and other Bolsheviks are unlikely to be fulfilled.
"Muir and Mirrielees" is going into liquidation and will cease to exist on October 1st. The official reason for closing the company is lack of items for sale and inability to acquire them.
The Overflow of Crimea
From north to south, waves of fugitives flooded the entire southern coast of the Crimea. Yalta is crowded with visitors. Hotels are fully packed. There are no free buildings in the city at all. Prices for apartments and rooms have increased by 50%. To prepare for the winter, wealthy people do not hesitate before buying expensive mansions. As a result, an unprecedented speculation has developed.
Affirmation of Permanent Sobriety
The Provisional Government declares it to be necessary that, in view of its Affirmation of Permanent Sobriety, special rules must be instated for the liquidation of vodka products and other spirits stored in vodka factories and commercial establishments. See more
These rules provide for the processing of vodka products and other spirits into vinegar and other edible acids in vinegar departments specially built for this purpose within the vodka factories.
Donate to the bathhouses in the trenches. Malyi Gnezdnikovskii Lane, Building 12, Apartment 5. Telephone: 2-05-87.
The Orthodox cemetery has been revealed as the site of a large, clandestine distillery equipped with the latest technology.
A police squad arrived at the cemetery police to find the distillery in full operation. The distillery’s owner – the cemetery watchman – attempted to resist detainment, but was disarmed and arrested. One grave was found to contain 160 bottles of pure alcohol and a bundle of money.
The distillery has been operating for 4 months, with the alcohol sold wholesale and retail to shops and kebab houses.