War Party Still Powerful.
Peace Party Hopeful,
The "Times" Plain Comments on Russia's Attitude.
Received June 23, 8.32 a.m. St. Peteesburo, Jane 12 Though all Russia evidently longs for peace, the war party, headed by the Grand Duke Nikola?, are still powerful, and mobilisation proceeds without interruption. Competent observers m St. Petersburg are hopeful, though not confident of peace. London, June 12 The " Times*' says that if Russia really believes that acceptance of President Roosevelt's suggestions merely means Russian willingness to receive Japanese proposals, there is not much hope of a fruitful result. The " Times " declares that peace is impossible as long as Russia affects to treat a victorious enemy as an inferior, and it is useless to talk of an armistice unless it ia ■ acoompaaied by a material guarantee..
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6594, 13 June 1905
War Party Still Powerful. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6594, 13 June 1905
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