Heiaz Railway: Nasir’s 300 Arabs with 1 gun capture Jurf-ed-Derawish Station with over 200 Turks 30 miles north of Maan (Maulud’s Arabs advance near on January 7).
Germany recognizes Finland’s independence.
Russia: British Major Banting reports ‘On all sides German agents are appearing … buying up existing stocks’.
Russia: Lenin takes Finland holiday until January 11.
Austria: Czech Prague Convention demands sovereign state.