PETROGRAD, Sept. 15, 1917 (UP) - General Korniloff misjudged Russia; therefore Russia is demanding that Korniloff die.
Korniloff revolted against Kerensky and tried to seize the government, but failed.
The provisional government today faced a spreading anger of the people against the former generalissimo. It was due less, perhaps, to his actual attempt at a revolt than to events which preceded it.
The formal government investigation of Korniloff's activities, now on, may dissipate accumulating charges and suspicions against him and make it possible to inflict something less than the death penalty.
The public is demanding his death. Isstesmia, a people's organ, today expressed the popular suspicion that Riga was surrendered to the Germans in furtherance of Korniloff's schemes.
"If Korniloff succeeded in outwitting the soldiers' committees," the newspaper asserted, "his treachery has not been punished. Our country was handed over to the enemy. It is not true that the reported panicky retreats of the Russian army were exaggerated?
"With the investigation under way we can now discover whether or not these panics were organized by Korniloff's own adjutants."
The newspaper referred to recent "remarkable communiqu