The Reform Agitation in Russia.
An Appeal to the Czar. Wanted—Peace and an Equal Franchise. United Press Association—By Rleotrio Telegraph—Copyright. St. Petersburg, June 9 The representatives of the Zemstvos and 250 Russian towns have appointed a deputation to present an address to the Czar, protesting against the awful calamity of a disastrous war, brought about by 'criminal abuses and negligence of -State Councillors, and declaring that still more menacing is the prospect of ciril war, resulting from the vices of a dangerous and ignorant bureaucracy, also appealing to the Czar to let representatives be elected on an equal franchise without distinction. It was with the Czar to decide the vital questiou of peace or war. If, then, terms of peace were rejected, the war would become natural, and the world would see that Russia was m no danger of being divided, or of exhausting her strength m internecine struggles.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6592, 10 June 1905
The Reform Agitation in Russia. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6592, 10 June 1905
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