ENEMY LOSE 8,000
4,000 Soviets Retreat to Blagovestchensk
Where Anarchy Reigns
Simionov Creating New Army Nucleus in Released
Territory--More Chinese Troops
HARBIN, Sept. 9.--In the battle of Muisovya, on the
southern bank of the Lake Baikal, the Soviets and Austro-Germans were severely defeated by the Czechs, sustaining the
loss of 6,000 in killed and 2,000 in prisoners. Owing to this
defeat the enemy has been completely discouragedand Chita
was captured by the Czechs. Martial law has been proclaimed
in Chita which is now in the hands of the Czechs and Cossacks.
VLADIVOSTOK, Sept. 8.--According to a report received from Heiho the number of Soviets who have retreated into Blagovestchensk has reached over 4,000 and the town is in a state of anarchy. There are two parties among the enemy as to the future plan of operations. One of them, perceiving that the fortunes of war are against them, is in favor of discontinuing resistance to the Allies, while the other section advocates the removal of headquarters to the direction of Seiya for the purpose of defense
Kokusai Direct Service
HARBTN, Sept. 8.--General Diedrichs and Dr. Girsa, formerly of Paris, are going to Vladivostok. Col. Gaida and General Horvat are following them to attend the conference of the leaders of the allied councils.
Ataman Simionov is recruiting the Cossacks in the trans-Baikal and province of Amur.
Five groups of corps are the nucleus of the new Russian army in the released territory which is being
A connection between the Simionov force from Manchuli
and the central Czecho-Slovak force has been effected at the
Onon valley, Trans-Baikalia, and communication is now open
to the Allies between Vladavostok and the Murmarr region,
by way of North Manchuria and Central Siberia, the Soviets
and Teuton prisoners on bhe Amur railway only remain to be
Jealt with. As the Soviets have been gradually retreating
opinion is expressed in the Allied headquarters that order
throughout Siberia may be restored earlier than expected.
Kokusai Direct Service
HARBIN, Sept. 8.--General Diedrichs has resigned and the
eastern Czechs are overtaking the organization of the Siberian
forces. Colonel Gaida is commanding the Czechs at Omsk and
Colonel Kaditz is in command of the Vladivostok group.
The War Office issued the following communiques yesterday:
Contingents of the Simionov force and of Japanese cavalry entered Chita Friday evening and met with an enthusiastic reception of the Japanese and Russian residents there.
Owing to the grave situation at Blagovestchensk and
vicinity China has decided to dispatch more troops to North
Manchuria. The first detachment of Chinese troops will be sent
to Heiho from Tsitsihar in a few days.