PETROGRAD, Feb. 11 (via London). Eleven members of the workmen’s group of the Central Military and Industrial Committee of Petrograd have been arrested, charged with belonging to revolutionary parties and fomenting a labor movement with the ultimate aim of transforming Russia into a Social Democratic republic. This official announcement was made today.
When I finally collapse, many numskulls will be frightfully shocked to learn of how great a capacity I had for work. This, probably, is my best quality; at the very least it is the only one of them that is remotely good.
In the evening a big group of us went to a picture show and we were punished for such self-indulgence; the film was awful.
The boy has fallen ill - a new worry for the Empress! The weather is very good these days. I’ll take a carriage for some fresh air.
Buried myself in magazines again. At 2.30 went for a walk with Father. Six degrees of frost. Aleksey is still bedridden. He feels very poorly. At 6 I went to see Anna, and until 7.45 we sat very comfortably by the fire. Mother is very tired.
I can’t bear to look at another deck of cards again, and yet I can’t tear myself away from them! The situation is hopeless. But you shouldn’t think that I spend all my time at solitaire; sometimes I knit scarves. I’ve even finished one.