WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 1917 (UP) The Russian army is driving back toward Riga along a wide front. In the last five days it has advanced more than seven miles, the Russian embassy announced today.
The whole Russian military establishment is being reorganized under General Alexieff and discredited commanders are being ousted.
Official cables from Petrograd to the embassy today are encouraging. They show the Korniloff rebellion was put down without bloodshed, the morale of the troops "is splendid" and the government "stronger than ever."
Official word that responsibility for the Korniloff rebellion has been fixed upon his advisers is regarded as an indication that the famous Cossack chief will not pay the death penalty.
The cables say the Russians are forcing retention of more German troops on the east front now than at any time since the war began.
"The Cossack movement is still unsettled, but is not regarded as serious," said the embassy today.
"New generals and subordinate officers have been appointed by General Alexieff with the aim in view of re-establishing discipline. The old commanders are discredited and it has been decided to appoint an entirely new force."